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Thursday, April 18, 2013Vol 31 No. 2675 cents WHATS HAPPENING Americana Music Festival SaturdayThe Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch, along with Swampys, will host the inaugural American Music Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Swampys at 20049 E. Pennsylvania Ave. The event will feature performances from Backwater, a Marion County bluegrass band, Scott and Michelle Dalziel and Nathan Whitt, a local singer/songwriter as well as mayor of Dunnellon. A percentage of food and beverage purchased at Swampys will go toward construction of the new Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch on U.S. 41. For information about the event, call Carswell Ponder at 352-690-7519, or email cponder@bgcofmarion. com.Library to host special programThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host a special program, Presidents and Their First Ladies, featuring William and Sue Willis, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Library Meeting Room. The event is free. For information, call 438-2520.Donations sought for Sneaker ProjectHoly Faith Episcopal Church is seeking donations for its Sneaker Project, which provides shoes to school-age children at Dunnellon and Romeo elementary schools. In the past two years, the program has been able to purchase more than 100 pairs of sneakers for children. Donations are needed by May 1. To make a donation, mail it to Sneaker Project at Holy Faith Episcopal Church, 19924 W. Blue Cove Road, Dunnellon, FL 34432, or stop by the church office Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursday mornings. For information, call 489-2685. DHS grad charged in kidnapping plot The Hakkken family saga currently garnering attention nationwide is drawing plenty of interest from those who grew up in Dunnellon or still live here. Joshua Hakken, a 35year-old father of two boys, ages 4 and 2, is being charged with kidnapping, authorities said. He graduated from Dunnellon High School in 1996. Former classmates and teachers speak highly of Hakken, who they describe as a smart, normal kid a far cry from what authorities are saying about him now. Last year, police in Louisiana came upon this scene in a hotel room: The Hakkens were inside with drugs and weapons, talking about completing their ultimate journey and saying they were traveling across the country to take a journey to the Armageddon, Daniel Seuzeneau, a spokesman for Slidell Police, said in a Do no harm, say city officials Meeting ends with no solutionOfficials continue to motor along as a July 1 deadline looms to strike an interlocal agreement regarding shared gas tax revenues. As it stands now, a 30-year-old interlocal deal expires June 30, and if Marion County Commissioners and officials from five municipalities cannot reach an accord, county policymakers have told their counterparts they will use the states default formula. Using that formula, town officials said, would be devastating to the future of their communities. The crux of the problem is officials cannot agree on a mathematical-based formula, which the County Commission is willing to accept. Mayor Nathan Whitt proposed a valuebased, no harm equation Wednesday, April 10, during a joint meeting with county officials and leaders from each respective municipality, as he spoke on behalf of Dunnellon, Ocala, Belleview, Reddick and McIntosh. The figures he presented would leave each communitys shares unchanged for the 2013 Fiscal Year; however, based on population growth on a yearly basis, the shared revenues among all six government entities would be reviewed and changed accordingly. They were creating a value-added approach, Whitt said of the original handshake agreement struck 30 years ago. I think each community makes Marion County very special and unique, too. Remember this is a Joshua Hakken Set to boom again Riverland News file photosA young boy enjoys a ride at the Kids Zone during the 2012 Dunnellon Boomtown Days festival, a two-day event in the Downtown Historic District along West Pennsylvania Avenue and Cedar Street. This years event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 each day for those 13 and older; 12 and younger are free. Hakken considered smart, normal kid while at high school See KIDNAPPING page 2 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Festivities set for Saturday, Sunday Here Comes the Boom. No, we arent talking about the 2012 box office flop starring Kevin James as a teacher turned MMA fighter in hopes of saving his schools music program. No, the boom in this case is the annual Dunnellon Boomtown Days, a two-day festival in the heart of the Downtown Historic District. The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, celebrates the towns mining roots in the 1800s. During that period, Dunnellon was one of the fastest growing cities in the state thanks in large part to the discovery of phosphate. Entry fee is $2 for those 13 and older each day; those 12 and younger are free. A portion of this years gate receipts will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon. Its going great, said Beverly Leisure, the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerces executive director, about lastminute preparations. Everything is just hurry up, but everything just falls into place. As is customary, the mayor of Dunnellon will announce the winner of this years Boomtown Mayor race between Justin Yancey and Vicki Leonard. Each participant in the race for Boomtown mayor garners votes for $1 each, and whoever collects the most money is declared the winner. Leisure said the entertainment lineup and schedule is complete, and features a variety of something for everyone. Among those slated to perform is 16-year-old Cote Deonath, an Elvis tribute artist. He is likely better known as Little Elvis, but hes not so little anymore Leisure said of the Dunnellon High sophomore who made his first appearance on the Boomtown Stage at the age of 5. Hes wonderful, she said. Hes a great performer and I think the crowds are going to love him and, of course, some of the old ladies will just go crazy. Deonath said hes eager to perform in his hometown, calling it a long time coming since his last appearance at a Chamber-sponsored event. Im excited to perform in my hometown for the first time in three years, he said. Its been a while, and Im ready for it. In addition to Deonaths appearance both days, the Dunnellon High Band as well asQueen of the Rainbow canceledThe Queen of the Rainbows long reign is on hold, for at least another year, officials said. The longtime pageant, which dates back to the 1950s and has been a staple of Boomtown Days Dunnellon since the festivals inception, was postponed this year after one teenage girl Ashlyn Whelchel, a 16year-old junior at Dunnellon High registered to compete. She was so disappointed, said Beverly Leisure, the executive director of the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce. I felt bad for her. I offered to crown her queen and let her win by default, but she declined because she feels that part of the thrill of Local musician tunes up for Boomtown debut The news always seems to be filled with stories about all the teens in trouble, but today this article is about one of the many good youths in Dunnellon. Taylor Dane Myers, 19, is currently studying Information Technology at the University of Central Florida, although music is his really big dream. Most of his friends and acquaintances know him as Taylor, but his music friends and associates know him as Dane. As a little boy, he learned to play the drums and soon became fascinated with Photo by Brooke WorleyTaylor Dane Myers and his band, the Dane Myers Band, will make their Boomtown Dunnellon Debut on Saturday at First Realty of Dunnellon. Myers parents are Dane and Nancy. AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News Taylor Dane Myers band will be on main stage first day of event See HARM page 6 See DEBUT page 6 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See BOOM page 7 See QUEEN page 7 Nathan Whitt spoke on behalf of each city. Kathy Bryant said the county doesnt want to harm the cities.


RS Garden Club to meet April 25The Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41, north of Walmart. Jason Aguilar, landscaping specialist at Color Country, will be the guest speaker and will present a program about successful gardening and landscaping with Florida Friendly plants. Be sure to sign in to be included in the Plant of the Month door prize drawings. 50-25-25 tickets will be sold and refreshments will be available for a small donation. Annual membership is $10; guest fee is $5 per visit for two visits, after which you become a member. For information, call Barbara Roberts at 489-9680.Agency to participate in Take-Back DayThe Dunnellon Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA, will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Dunnellon Police Department. For information, call 465-8510 or visit www. deadiversion.usdoj.gov/ drug_disposal/takeback/i ndex.html for disposal sites. news release. Their two children were in the room at the time. After their arrest in Louisiana, the Hakkens lost custody of the boys, who were initially sent to a foster home. Authorities said Joshua Hakken tried and failed to kidnap them at gunpoint from the home. Last week, the boys maternal grandparents were granted custody. Thats when police say Joshua Hakken broke into the home, tied up his mother-in-law, took the children and eventually set sail for Cuba. Federal, state and local authorities searched by air and sea for the sailboat Joshua Hakken had recently purchased. They were found in Cuba, thanks to a crucial tip from the person who sold the boat to Hakken. The couple may have believed they could find refuge there, but Cuban officials, who had little to gain politically by holding them, released them to U.S. officials. Upon graduation, Hakken earned an appointment to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he went from 1996 to 1998 but did not graduate, according to academy spokesman Sgt. Vann Miller, who declined to provide further details. He was just a normal kid, who was very intelligent, said Dunnellon High teacher Steve Northsea, Ph.D., who was the club adviser for Quill & Scroll. He was a very good kid; all of the Hakkens kids were good. It was really a shock to hear that his life had taken such a turn. He did get the scholarship to the (U.S. Air Force Academy). We were all extremely pleased. You just never know how your students are going to turn out. Hakken led an active high school life involving himself in ASTRA (Ability, Service, Training, Responsibility, Achievement), National Honor Society, Quill & Scroll, football and television production. Per a quote in the 1996 yearbook, Hakken said about himself: My wit and genius IQ. He also considered himself determined. He was a great kid, very smart, said Debbie Love, currently a Dunnellon High assistant principal who was the NHS sponsor during Hakkens senior year. I figured hed go on to become an engineer. When I heard the news, I just said, Oh my gosh. I was totally shocked. I never thought hed do something like this. As an adult, Hakken has worked as an engineer, employed at one point by Hahn Engineering, Inc. Last year, he and his wife, Sharyn, started their own company, listing his wife as president and Joshua as vice president, but its unclear what type of business it was. Love said she never witnessed Hakkens anti-government trait, detailed in multiple media reports, during his time at Dunnellon High. I never saw any signs of that while he was a student here, she said. Former classmate Tony Shaff, now a filmmaker and producer who had worked for MTV, says Hakken kept to himself and was a quiet kid. I think that was sort of his niche, Shaff said. Its hard to talk anything negative about him. He never had a temper, he always cooperated. He was always a part of the team. He showed up on time to meetings and events that he had going on. When the news broke about Hakken, he said he and another classmate had just been going through old photos from high school when they came across one of the video production class, which Hakken was a part of. The photo was from the group at Universal Studios after they had won a countywide competition. There was Josh, wearing his camouflage jacket and aviator sunglasses, he said. Still, the news was disheartening. Im like, Oh my gosh, Shaff said. It makes me think a lot about the paths we take and how different circumstances can affect ones life. A lot of questions came up: What happened? Was there not help for him when he needed it? Shaff questioned whether Hakkens time at the U.S. Air Force Academy played a key role in his downward spiral. Im not criticizing the military or the training, but what I wonder, did it cause this sort of violent behavior, Shaff said. Toni Sturtevant, assistant general counsel for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, said she and Hakken were in a lot of the same honors classes, clubs as well as the academic team, but were never close friends. He wasnt any weirder than the rest of us on the team, she said. Sturtevant explains much of what she is hearing is through the social media site Facebook, where those close to Hakkens sisters have been posting their concerns for the two boys. It was more from the perspective of concern for the kids than about what had happened to Josh, she said. My heart just goes out to the whole family and Josh. I havent been in touch with him at all since graduation. But its a terrible thing to hear. It just makes you wonder what happened in the later years. I just wonder how there was a lack of support from the folks who would have been closer to him. The Hakkens are currently in the Hillsborough County Jail on charges of kidnapping, child neglect, and interference with custody, according to the jails website. Joshua Hakken has also been charged with false imprisonment. His bond is set at $154,000. No bond information is listed for Sharyn Hakken. The couples next pretrial hearing is set for May 30.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, April 18, 2013 000EN7O City issues proclamations Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsMayor Nathan Whitt, second from left, presents Maj. Allen Spence, left, Sgt. David Bryner, second from right, and Sgt. 1st Class Chris Holder, with a proclamation recognizing Military Family and Community Covenant Day. Mayor Nathan Whitt, center, presents a proclamation to Viola Soffe, left, and Beverly Leisure, the executive director for the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, to recognize Dunnellon Boomtown Days, which is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in the Downtown Historic District. COMMUNITY BRIEFS Offering quality consignment for all your furniture and home decor needs Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Find your perfect piece priced perfectly All Styles All Prices www.renroomocala.com 000E8TI Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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The Rainbow River cleanup will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18, starting at the Rio Vista Beach Park, north of Dunnellon. Volunteers are needed to help with this cleanup and will work different sections of the river in boats, kayaks and canoes. All the debris that is collected will be brought back to the Rio Vista Park at noon for record keeping and disposal. All participants will be provided free lunch. Prizes will be awarded for the largest amount of trash collected by an individual, the largest individual item of trash recovered from the river and the most unusual item recovered. For information or to register for the cleanup, call Jerry Rogers at 489-4648. Rainbow River Conservation Inc. has sponsored river cleanups since 1980. Annual Torch Run scheduled Tuesday River Watch Program seeks volunteersThe Rainbow River Watch Program will start another season this spring and its duties are expanding, requiring additional personnel. The Marion County Sheriffs Office is seeking more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. The purpose of this program is to protect the Rainbow River and allow it to be used in a safe and prudent manner by all. As volunteers, you will go out on patrol, in a sheriffs boat, and assist tubers, bathers and other boaters with any problems they may encounter. All volunteers will receive the necessary training to be qualified in all aspects pertaining to water patrols. For information, call the Dunnellon District Sheriffs Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 402-6050. Kiwanis changes meeting placeThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will begin meeting at Carmelas Restaurant at 8 a.m. Wednesdays for its weekly meetings and breakfast. However, on the third Wednesday monthly, the club will continue meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. With this change, club officials are hopeful of encouraging downtown residents and business leaders to join. For information, contact Ellie Pollock at 465-6803 for a reservation by the previous Tuesday weekly.CEE schedules meeting April 18 The Citizens for an Engaged Electorate will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Williston Community Center. CEE is gathering signatures for a state constitutional amendment about water and land use in Florida. The petition asks for an amendment to the Florida Constitution to restore to the budget funding for maintenance and restoration of state lands and waterways. New members and visitors are welcome. For information, call 4654862 or email citizens engaged2012@gmail. com.Agency pursues $1 million grantThe Annie Johnson Senior & Family of Dunnellon, a United Way organization, is participating in the $1 million giveaway Helping End Hunger in America effort by the Feinstein Foundation. Founded in 1991 by Alan Shawn Feinstein, the Feinstein Foundation (www.feinstein foundation.org) is dedicated to the alleviation of hunger. Donors can help the needy in Citrus and Marion County by donating to Annie Johnson Senior & Family during March and April when the Feinstein Foundation will be adding money to all donations. All money and food collected stays in Citrus and Marion County. For information, call Annie Johnson Senior & Family at 489-8021. Riverland News, Thursday, April 18, 2013 3 COMMUNITY BRIEFS Church donates to agencys Cops for Kids program Special to the Riverland NewsThe Cross at the River Cowboy Church recently made a donation to the Dunnellon Police Department Cops for Kids program. Accepting the donation from Pastor Ed Anthony, second from right, and his wife, Debra, second from left, are Lt. Sue Webb, left, and Officer Carolina Rolfes. For information about the agencys Cops for Kids program, call 465-8510. 000EMKC STRETCHING Exercise Classes Held at 10am on Tuesdays at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church 7525 S. Hwy. 41 Dunnellon Call 352-465-0790 for information 000EL0F 000EIMX CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING G ET A H EAD S TART O N S PRING C LEANING C ALL T ODAY Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 25 Years Carpet Cleaning Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 $ 18 Per Room 352-489-4933 6976 North Lecanto Hwy., Holder, FL Intersection on Hwy 491 Visit us on Facebook at Snows Country Market and Charlies Produce 000EM6W Crafty Folks Market Day April 19 & 26 9am 2pm Baked and Canned Goods, Handmade Items and More 0 0 0 E K A F The Dunnellon Police Department will host its fourth annual Special Olympics Torch Run at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Walmart. Registration for the event begins at 4. At the conclusion of the walk/run, a street dance/BBQ dinner will follow in the parking lot area of the Annie Johnson Thrift Store and Abigails Caf. Anyone wearing the 2013 Special Olympics Tshirt will receive 25 percent off their purchase at the Annie Johnson Thrift Store. Transportation back to Walmart will be provided throughout the event. The event will travel south on U.S. 41, finishing at Abigails Caf on West Pennsylvania Avenue. If you would like to participate, you may purchase your Special Olympics 2013 T-shirts for $12 at the following locations: Cadence Bank, Regions Bank, SunTrust Bank, the police department or at the event. For information, call 465-8510. Special to the Riverland News RRC Rainbow River cleanup slated May 18 Special to the Riverland News


4 Riverland News, Thursday, April 18, 2013 RIVER VIEWS The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association RIVERLAND NEWS Family thanks churches for supportWe would like to thank the people of Dunnellon, particularly those who attend Dunnellon Presbyterian and First United Methodist Churches, for their continuous prayers and support for our daughter, Suzanne Clovis Ciani. Suzanne, 52, lost her 18month battle with brain cancer Saturday, April 6, surrounded by those she loved and who loved her in return. Just two weeks before her death, she continued to make a difference in the lives of others by volunteering in the Special Needs Ministry at Exciting Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa. Her unflagging faith was her legacy to her family and she shared that with anyone else who would listen. While it was difficult to say goodbye, we know she is in a better place and continuing to make a difference with all those she left behind. Our heartfelt appreciation goes to all who have comforted us during this difficult time. Barbara and Ralph Clovis, DunnellonBack to the Wild thanks paper, editorIn the April 4 issue of the Riverland News, an article was posted regarding our rehabilitation facility Back to the Wild Inc. We would like to thank Editor Jeff Bryan for the time he took to get the information correct and for the well-written story. Hans and Cheryl Norman, Back to the WildWhy is association withholding documents?If you attended the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association (RSPOA) annual meeting Jan. 16, 2013, at the St John the Baptist Church, you may recall it was announced the RSPOA paid Robert Stermer, the associations attorney, a total of $33,000 for services rendered in 2012. What did Mr. Stermer do to command such a large fee? On Feb. 1, I sent a certified letter to the RSPOA requesting a review of all of the invoices, for services rendered by Stermer for the entire year of 2012. On Feb. 13, the RSPOA responded through Richard Lemma, association manager, Identity theft, its no laughing matter How do you spend your Saturday nights? Do you dress up and go out for a nice dinner? Or is having friends over more your style? Is club hopping your thing, or do you prefer an evening at Starbucks or some other mode of entertainment? I hate to admit this but I, Audrey Beem, who love people, crowds and dancing, now spend my Saturday nights watching old movies. Its not my fault. Theyve started showing repeats of a lot of my favorites. The only way to catch them all is by staying in and channel surfing, and a DVR helps, too. Just recently, there were three romantic comedies airing including, Dirty Dancing. Not to mention the whole entire showing of Roots on BET. I can still remember watching Roots in the 1970s. I was a senior in high school and it was mesmerizing. It was on every night for a whole week and back then you couldnt watch it in reruns, a replay or a DVD purchase. So you had to make sure you didnt miss it. One night, one of my girlfriends had a birthday party, so we all spent the evening watching Part 4 together. It was a huge event. Theres no chance of going to bed early on a Saturday night anymore. I think the networks have figured out a way to lure us 50-somethings in. Another thing they do, which Im a sucker for, is television show marathons. They will show a whole season of episodes without interruption and, of course, you have to watch for as long as you can. One day, I watched 12 hours of Welcome to Sweetie Pies. Oh it was addictive and I couldnt stop. I had to find out if Tim was going to help Mama with the new restaurant. Its so much better than waiting for next week to see what happens. At first, it was my husband that became the homebody. You just couldnt get him out of the house after dark. But now I have to admit, its kind of comforting to be in your pajamas, with a glass of wine and a favorite movie. Old friends of ours invited us out to dinner about a month ago and my husband switched the plans to lunch instead. It was a little disappointing, yet that night as I lay in bed watching The Devil Wears Prada, I was glad. The crazy part is that hes seven years younger than I am. What time will he be in bed when hes my age? Its no secret that once youve been married for more than 20 years, youre not always as romantic as you used to be. My husband told me to sit beside him in the recliner the OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. SOCIAL SECURITY LETTERS JERSEY GIRL TIME TO SMILE The matriarch of the Wallace family, Catherine A. Wallace (nee Devaney) 87, passed away Friday, April 12. She is survived by seven children and their spouses, nine grandchildren and their spouses, and three great-grandchildren. Catherine is also survived by two older sisters and several nieces and nephews. A younger brother predeceased her. All were loved equally and wholeheartedly by Catherine. Catherine was born singing. She surprised her parents when at the age of 5 she entered a singing contest on the ferry from Bridgeport, Conn., to Port Jefferson, Long Island, N.Y., placing second. She sang Amapola. One of the older Liddy boys came in first, a political family from the area. After taking singing lessons, she cut two records at the age of 14 and sang on the radio with Bob Crane of Hogans Heroes fame. Several swing bands courted her, but her father would not allow her to sing where alcohol was served. She would have liked to have been an architect, but her father made her quit the class when he found out she was the only girl in it. Catherine attended Rhode Island College where she was recruited to work for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), a precursor to the CIA. She moved to Washington and it is there that she witnessed prejudice firsthand. While taking the bus to work real spies dont drive Aston Martins, they want to blend in the bus driver pulled the bus over and had a black man arrested because he refused to sit in the back of the bus. Not seeing this type of behavior in the North, she was upset for days. Catherine quit shortly after that incident. She returned to Connecticut to marry her childhood sweetheart, Robert W. Wallace, who had returned from serving in the Pacific in 1945. They met when he was coming out of his Sea Scout class and she was going into her CYO class at the age of 12. She loved his red hair and her only disappointment in life is that none of her children were redheads. Catherine lived through the ups and downs of marrying a basketball coach and bookkeeper. Numbers were not her strong point and she had zero interest in sports. Many times she was blamed for getting her husband lost even when she wasnt in the car. She nursed many sick children, broken hearts and lost souls. When the youngest of her seven children went to grammar school, she went back to work as a clerk in D.M. Reads Department store where she took up the only sport she would ever love shopping. From there, she moved on to work as a secretary at the city of Bridgeport Laboratory where she worked with a member of the Mafia, an Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer and a cross dresser. They were Sunshine and sorrow Saturday nights at home When the first of April comes, you may be on guard to protect yourself from an April Fools Day prank. But every day of the year, you should be wary of identity thieves. Identity theft is no joking matter. Identity thieves victimize millions of people each year. Identity thieves have some sly tricks to obtain your personal information. They do it by: Stealing wallets, purses, and your mail; Posing by phone or email as someone who legitimately needs information about you, such as employers or landlords; Stealing personal information you provide to an unsecured site on the Internet, from business or personnel records at work, and personal information in your home; or Rummaging through your trash, the trash of businesses, and public trash dumps for personal data. Dont be fooled by identity thieves; take the proper precautions. Be sure to safeguard your personal information, such as your Social Security number and mothers maiden name. If an identity thief scores this information, it could result in more than monetary loss for you as a victimit also can hurt your credit score and record. You can help protect yourself by not carrying your Social Security card with you and not providing your personal information to unknown sources over the Internet or by phone. Be sure to shred any documents, bills, or paperwork before you throw them away. Most important, never reply to an email claiming to be from Social Security that asks you for your Social Security number or other personal information. If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from Social Security and you have doubts about the validity of the caller, you can call us at 800-772-1213 (TTY 800-3250778). If you think youve been the victim of identity theft, you should contact the Federal Trade Commission at 877-IDTHEFT (877-4384338); TTY 866-653-4261. Or go to www.idtheft.gov and click on the link for Report Identity Theft. Learn more about identity theft at www.socialsecurity. gov/pubs/10064.html. Please dont let an identity thief make an April fool out of you. Questions & Answers Question: I applied for a replacement Social Security card last week but have not received it. When should I expect to receive my new card? 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American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 and the Womens Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30. The Dunnellon Young Marines meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The outdoor flea market and pancake breakfast is the third Saturday monthly. Cost for the breakfast is $5 per person.Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 Hot dogs are available for lunch on those days. Plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 465-4864.County hosts weekly farmers market Marion County is bringing back its weekly Friday farmers market and is looking for additional vendors. The Health Happens Farmers Market will be from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays at the McPherson Governmental Complex field at 601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The market will run through late December. For information, call Wellness Coordinator Brittney Bruner at 352-438-2360 or email wellness@marion countyfl.org. that certain records are not accessible to members or parcel owners per (Florida Statute) 720 and S 90.502. FS 90.502 refers to attorney client privilege. The overwhelming majority of our legal fees are for foreclosures, bankruptcies and litigation issues and include action items on those invoices as well as parcel owner information and as such are not accessible. Its common knowledge that most all of the information purported to be not accessible to members is public record and can be viewed in its entirety at the Marion County Court House in Ocala. I spent time at the county courthouse reviewing certain records pertaining to foreclosures, bankruptcies and litigation issues the RSPOA has been and/or is currently involved in. I, a non-attorney, couldnt find anything that could be construed as attorney client privileged information. There is a plethora of court decisions regarding attorney client privilege, and the courts have ruled, the attorney-client privilege does not extend to billing records and expense reports. Why would the RSPOA deny a member in good standing their statutory right to view certain financial records? If you have questions or comments, contact me at jimc1233@hot mail.com. James Cochran, Rainbow Springs Answer: It takes approximately 10 to 14 days to receive your replacement Social Security card. Were working harder than ever to protect you, prevent identity theft, and ensure the integrity of your Social Security number. To do that, we have to verify documents you present as proof of identity. In some cases, we must verify the documents before we can issue the card. For more information about your Social Security card and number, visit www.socialsecurity.gov /ssnumber. Question: What can I do if I think someone has stolen my identity? Answer: You should do several things, including: File a report with the local police or the police department where the identity theft took place, and keep a copy of the police report as proof of the crime; Notify the Federal Trade Commission (877-ID-THEFT or 877438-4338); File a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov; and Contact the fraud units of the three major credit reporting bureaus: Equifax (800525-6285); Trans Union: (800-680-7289); and Experian: (888-397-3742). If your Social Security card has been stolen, you can apply for a replacement card. But you usually dont need a new card as long as you know your number. To protect yourself in the future, treat your Social Security number as confidential and avoid giving it out. Keep your Social Security card in a safe place with your other important papers. Do not carry it with you. Learn more by reading our publication, Identity Theft And Your Social Security Number, at www.socialsecurity.gov/ pubs/10064.html. Adon Williams is the Social Security District Manager in Ocala. just a few of the characters that left lasting memories on her life. She raised seven children, one husband and several pets in a one-bathroom house. She and Robert were married for 54 years before he passed in April 2000. Shortly after his death, she moved to Florida to live the good life. In the late 1990s, she generously paid for 11 members of her family to go on a trip of a lifetime a 10day stay in Ireland. Catherine toured the area of her ancestors, lived a dream and enjoyed traveling. She would also travel to Italy, England, Scotland and Spain. In her younger years, she took several cruises with her husband and many close friends. Catherine was a woman of beauty and grace with a generous heart. She was voted most quiet and she lived up to that name until she would zap you with a one-liner with her great wit. Always smiling, Catherine enjoyed a good laugh although she would never utter an unkind word about anyone. After meeting her, most people described her as a sweetheart. Mules were known to be less stubborn than she was. With chocolate covered lips, she could look you in the eye and tell you she was cutting down on her sugar intake. Her husband often described her as a saint she definitely had the patience of one. Catherine will be deeply missed. This is her daughter down here on the floor, in pieces. Feel free to walk over me. I am going to be there awhile. Riverland News, Thursday, April 18, 2013 5 LETTERS continued from page 4 other night. Will we fit? I asked. Of course, we will, he said as he scooted over to make room. Are you comfortable? Yes, I lied. So there we sat sideby-side, squeezed into one chair watching TV. Five minutes later there comes a knock at the door. My husband jumps up, slams the recliner down and squeezes my leg into the fold of the chair. So much for romance on a Saturday night, I have the scar to prove it. There are several good reasons for staying in, too. One is that we wake up feeling very rested on Sundays. Also, if my daughters need a babysitter were available. Of course, if Im watching the grandkids what I want to watch doesnt matter. Im either stuck with SpongeBob Squarepants if James is over, or Duck Dynasty if its Dominique. I have friends who still go out every Saturday night. All I can say is God bless them. Im envious that they still have the energy to do that. I wish theyd send some of it my way. Of course, if theyd invent clothes that are as comfortable as my pajamas and start a club where the dancing begins at 4 p.m., Id be more capable. In fact, I should start a club for the 50-plus crowd, all in our sleepwear, all getting down to KC and the Sunshine Band. You know what? Now that I got a visual, maybe its not such a good idea. I cant wait to tell you all about our exciting Friday nights spent shopping at Walmart. J ERSEY continued from page 4 TIME continued from page 4 000EKFA 000EKPA 000EKJH Your Best Source for Local News Local Sports Community Events School News And More! $ 2 7 0 0 $ 2 7 0 0 $ 27 00 We have three convenient ways to start your subscription! Fill out this form and mail it in with your payment Call us at 489-2731 CODE: MO Go to our website: www.riverlandnews.com Yes, sign me up for $27.00 13 month subscription.* N ame Address City State Zip Phone Email Mail this coupon to: Riverland News 20441 E. 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Sorority to host annual garage saleThe Chi Zeta Sorority will host its annual garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at 19171 S.W. 101 St.Commission to host town hall meeting Residents will soon have an opportunity to meet and speak with their county representatives in a venue closer to their homes. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners will host a town hall meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. May 3 at the Dunnellon Public Library, 20351 Robinson Road. The meetins will allow officials to address residents in their districts. This meeting is one of 10 town hall gatherings. For information about the town halls, call the County Commission Office at 352-438-2323. AARP Driver Safety Class slatedAn AARP Driver Safety Class for those 50 and older which, with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $14 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $12. Bring your AARP card with you. The course will be May 9 and 10 at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Substation on U.S. 41. Class size is limited and reservations are required. For information or for reservations, call 465-6359.New civic group seeks membersThe Citizens Alliance Network for Dunnellon Outreach, a forward-looking alliance formed in November 2012 in hopes of engaging citizens in the civic and political processes, is seeking new members. For information, email Todd at estrus 97185@mypacks.net or call Jonathan at 4074918158, or Patricia at 65-5523.Boys & Girls Clubs seek donationsMany Boys and Girls Clubs are benefiting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. People wishing to donate their cars or for information call 800-246-0493. the world of music. A friend taught me the basics of playing the drums, Myers said. He also taught me about music. Myers was in band from middle school through high school. He had private drum lessons during the last few years of school and is now taking lessons for voice and piano. His career in the music field started early. When Taylor was in the fifth grade he played the drums in a band called Meltdown, his mother, Nancy, said. The band played the Boomtown Days in Dunnellon and we were so proud of him. In his short career, Myers has already played drums in a Christian Rock Band in Georgia and recently the Dane Myers Band played some of his original songs for the background music during the taping of a pilot talk/comedy show that will be called the Wonderful Word of Ostaro. Myers has already written many songs, recorded nine of them and has about 15 more ready to be recorded. I have 30 to 40 songs and ideas that have structure to them, but I dont know if they will be recorded, he said. Taking from Plato, I write because I have something to say, not write just to say something. His music is written so it can relate to others of his age group and to give them a quantity of hope and encouragement. The kids today lack encouragement and the music today preaches a lifestyle of drugs and sex, he said. Music should be uplifting and responsible with the audience. Better and Rise Above are just two of the songs he has written and recorded. In addition to playing drums and singing, Myers also plays the guitar and piano. He plans to spend his summer staying with a friend who is an audio engineer so he can continue to practice and learn. After that, he is still uncertain of his future and has had many in-depth conversations with his parents about it. I respect and value my parents, but Im not sure if I will stay in college, Myers said. I want to pursue music and not computers, but I dont know what to expect. Music is a difficult industry to get into. Whatever path Myers chooses, both his parents are very proud of him and all of his accomplishments. My music really has made me feel like there is purpose, that faith is not foolishness and that love is real, Myers said in explaining how his music makes him feel. Though I am far from many finish lines, because of fulfillment, in my own way I suppose I am already very successful. The Dane Myers Band will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the annual Boomtown Festival Days in Dunnellon. For information, visit danemyersmusic.comAugie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at Augie@Thingsin Town.com. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, April 18, 2013 Deven Medical Center We Specialize In Diabetes Care Most Advanced Diabetes Treatments Heart Disease Cancer Screenings Physicians Weight Loss Physical Exams Sick Visits U.T. Deven M.D. Elizabeth Pike, ARNP-C Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner NEW PATIENTS AND WALK-INS WELCOME Open: M-F 9:00-5:00 and Sat. 9:00-11:00 Board Certified Internal Medicine 000EJAK INGLIS 352-447-2122 41 N. 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This formula adjusts over time and is based on population, he explained. This does no harm to the current numbers. In addition, the municipalities also presented a formula based on population and reserve figures, but County Commissioners seemed cool to both proposals. How do you come up with these numbers? Commissioner Carl Zalack asked. Ocala City Manager Matt Brower broke the formula down for officials, basing the figures on population and a value-based system for each community. He pointed out the shared revenue would adjust annually based on population growth. I still dont understand how you came up with this, Zalack said, noting the countys population growth in unincorporated areas is 225 percent in the past 30 years. Ocala Councilwoman Suzy Heinbockel said she felt she was getting a mixed message from the Commission about its stance about doing no harm, and point blank asked them what direction they were headed in their current thought process. This is not an easy decision, said Chairwoman Kathy Bryant, whose district includes Dunnellon. We know this was politically motivated 30 years ago. We are all considering a lot of different stuff. Our approach is mathematical. We have thousands of miles of road to maintain. We are asking ourselves what is the best formula. Theres no magic wand we can wave, but we want do whats in the best interest for all of our citizens. Under the current agreement, the county gets 70.1 percent of the revenue. Ocala gets 23.5 percent; Belleview and Dunnellon each receive 2.56 percent; and McIntosh and Reddick each receive 0.64 percent. However, all of the proposed changes call for the countys share to significantly increase and, by default, for the cities portions to drop. The same percentages are also applied to two other gas taxes the county collects: One, for 5 cents per gallon, was passed three years ago to pay off road project bonds and will run until the end of 2039. The other, called the Ninth-Cent Fuel Tax, is a 1-cent tax that was approved in 1989. Unlike the other two, the county is under no obligation to share the proceeds of the 1-cent tax, although it has always done so. The new proposal calls for Marion County to receive 80.69 percent; Ocala to receive 17.13 percent; Belleview to receive 1.37 percent; the city of Dunnellon to get .52 percent; the city of Reddick to get .15 percent and for McIntosh to receive .14 percent. The new proposal also calls for an elimination of sharing the Ninth-Cent Fuel Tax. Its all about the money. Thats absolutely what its about, Commissioner Stan McClain said. The public was not allowed to comment, and the county has not scheduled any other workshops to discuss the issue. The public will get an opportunity to speak publicly in June, when the item is placed on the countys agenda. Photo by Brooke WorleyMembers of the Dane Myers Band, from left, are: Dane Myers, Dexter Wilborn, Mikael Kormu, and Paolo Tursi. The band will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Boomtown Days Dunnellon. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsCounty Commissioners, from left, Carl Zalack, Kathy Bryant, Stan McClain and Earl Arnett, address officials from the five municipalities located in Marion County. County and city leaders have yet to come up with a solution to divide shared gas taxes. NEWS NOTES HARM continued from page 1


winning is competing with other girls. She has agreed to compete next year. After drawing five participants in each of the past two competitions, organizers upped the prize money this year but to no avail. Leisure said canceling this years Queen of the Rainbow pageant was a tough decision, but necessary. Organizers are already looking to 2014 to make the event a popular draw again for young women. It is a real shame, this tradition has been going on since the 50s, and we used to have to turn down candidates, Leisure explained, noting the pageant always helped draw large Sunday crowds, the day the winner was crowned. We have tried raising the amount of prize monies, but that didnt seem to work either. Unlike previous years in which contestants had to live in Dunnellon, the boundaries will be expanded to cover Marion and Citrus counties. Next year, we are going to broaden the area to include all of Marion and Citrus counties in hopes of attracting other girls from other areas. Last years winner, Ashley Nikki Paden will continue to serve as Queen of the Rainbow, participating in events such as the Dunnellon Christmas Parade and will crown the winner of next years event, Leisure said. the DHS Concert and Jazz Bands will perform Saturday. Other wellknown acts and individuals set to perform during the weekend include the Dane Myers Band, featuring 19-yearold Dane Myers, and Lee Britt, a popular singer/musician from Ocala, who recently performed at Cracker Days at Rainbow Springs State Park. In addition to the bevy of musical talent, the annual Little Mr. & Miss Dunnellon pageant will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday on the Main Stage behind First Realty of Dunnellon. This years event features six contestants vying for crowns. Thats one of my favorites, Leisure said about the Little Mr. & Miss Dunnellon pageant. (The kids) are just so cute. Its fun to watch, and Lydia (Mills) has done a great job of preparing the kids and getting them ready for the event. In addition to the musical acts and pageant, there will be plenty for everyone to take in during the weekend, which Leisure said the weather should be perfect for. The forecast calls for highs in the 70s Saturday with a 50 percent chance of rain while Sundays high is expected to be in the 80s with a 20 percent chance of rain. There will be numerous vendors selling arts, crafts and, of course, food, plenty of food, Leisure added. Several organizations will have informational booths set up. Additionally, there will be a large Kids Zone this year with the addition of a Midway, which will provide carnival-type games for youths to participate in. There will also be rides set up. Weve really tried to add more stuff for children, Leisure said. This really is a family friendly event; were making sure there is something for everyone to do. We know families really enjoy coming out. Leisure praised local businesses, which really rose to the occasion. Theyve been excellent with their sponsorships, donations and their overall support of the event, she explained. The businesses really came forward, like they always do. Through it all, Leisure said the most pivotal aspect of making Boomtown Days Dunnellon possible is the work of the volunteers who spend months helping gather entertainment, vendors and other essential components of the annual festival. We have a lot of great support from those who come and our businesses, Leisure said. But without the volunteers, this would be tough to pull off. They deserve the credit for coming together and making it possible. My hats off to them for the countless hours of work they put into making this a success.Riverland News, Thursday, April 18, 2013 7 000EHTA 000ENGW 000EGB4 0 0 0 E F J O Grooming Baths 20491 The Granada Dunnellon 489-0667 489-0667 2 5 25 Y E A R S YEARS E X P E R I E N C E EXPERIENCE Stephen Goldsmith BC-HIS 40+ Years Experience We will beat all advertised prices! 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Saturday, Main Stage, First Realty of Dunnellon 9 a.m. Presentation of Boomtown Proclamation by Mayor Nathan Whitt; crowning of 2013 Boomtown Mayor. 10 Jillian Capps, singer. 10:30 Little Mr. & Miss Dunnellon. Noon Cote Deonath, Elvis tribute artist. 12:45 p.m. Dunnellon High School Band. 1:30 Dunnellon High Concert Band. 2:15 Dunnellon High Jazz Band. 3:30 to 4 Marleigh Miller, country singer. 4 Dane Myers Band. Stage Two, Community Thrift Store 10 a.m. to noon Lynn Brainard, singer. Noon to 1 p.m. Lee Britt, vocalist/musician. 1 to 2 Andrew Ware, singer. 2 to 3 Dixie Blue, band. 3 to 4 Lee Britt, vocalist/musician. Sunday Main Stage, First Realty of Dunnellon 10:30 a.m. Cross at the River Cowboy Church worship service. Noon Cote Deonath, Elvis tribute artist. 12:45 p.m. Ariel Buchko, belly dancer. 1 Lee Britt, vocalist/ musician. 2 Jillian Capps, singer. 2:30 Maddie Huecker, country singer. 2:45 Saliah Connelly, singer. 3 Sarah Marchigiano, country singer. 3:15 Micah Wyatt, singer. 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Master Choir concert series slatedThe Central Florida Master Choir will present its Spring Concert, To the Moon and Bach, on the following dates: 4 p.m. April 21 at New Life Presbyterian Church, 201 E. LaVista St., Fruitland Park. 3 p.m. April 28 at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. To the Moon and Bach! features Johann Sebastian Bachs Easter Cantata, Christ lag in Todesbanden (Christ lay in the bonds of death), performed by the choir with the New Moon String Sextet. Community Chorale in need of membersThe Dunnellon Community Chorale is looking for singers for all vocal parts for the upcoming Spring Concert. The Dunnellon Community Chorale will perform contemporary music as well as secular songs from composers such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern. All rehearsals will be at 3 p.m. Mondays at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church under the direction of Christine JonesWoods. The Spring Concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at First United Methodist Church at 21501 W. State Road 40. For information, call 489-2682.Church plans annual yard sale May 4First Congregational United Church of Christ will hosts its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at its church at 7171 S.W. State Road 200 in the Enrichment Center.Church to host womens retreatSt. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Womens Emmaus Retreat on May 24 to 26. All women seeking spiritual renewal are invited to attend. For information, call the church office at 489-3166 or email mail@stjohncc.com.New womens Bible study slatedNew Womens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womans Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. Church hosts bingo weeklySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church hosts bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Prizes up to $250. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. Did you ever have a day when everything went so well that you could not believe you were awake? I have dreams of times when everything goes perfect. Then, I awake to the reality of the world around me. I guess everybody dreams of at least one perfect day. Last week my dream came true ... or almost. For no apparent reason I awoke from sleep feeling quite happy. I had no explanation for this giggly feeling of mine. I do not normally rouse myself from sleep with a chipper attitude. Just ask my wife. On second thought, dont. I just was in such a good mood that I broke out into song, which my wife threatened to end my life if I did not stop it immediately. I did not try to psychoanalyze myself and think that perhaps this was the beginning of senility or something. I just accepted it as a great day to be alive. One of my basic philosophies of life is, dont look a gift horse in the mouth; after all, he might have bad breath. This particular day nothing could bring me back to Earth. I was all but literally dancing on the clouds and I cannot dance. But it was a good day to be alive and know it. Very nonchalantly, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage addressed me in a rather semi-informal manner. Would you run to the store and get me something? Being in such a high spirit, I sang my affirmative answer to her in spite of her glaring in my direction. I did not care. I would have jumped over the moon if she had asked at the time. Lucky for me, she did not ask. I was in such a good mood that I thought a shopping trip would be OK. Let it be known that when it comes to shopping, shopping and me go together like peanut butter and lobster tail. It was such a wonderful day and I felt so terrific I agreed to go shopping for my wife. Not that I needed a new wife, the one I have is fine, thank you. When I entered the store, I had a nagging feeling that something was wrong. Being in such a great mood that I was in, I shook it off and rebuked it firmly. In record time, I found the item my wife needed. Dancing and singing up the aisle, I went immediately to the checkout counter. When I got there, I found nobody there. On the counter was a bell and next to the bell, a sign that read, Ring bell for cashier. Being in such a great mood, I rang the bell to the tune of the song I was singing at the time. After all, happy is as happy shares, and I had my share of happiness at the time. Then I heard it. All right, growling from the back of the store, I heard ya. Ill be there when I get there. If I would have stopped there, it might not have gotten out of hand. Being in the goosy-kind of mood I was in, I had to take it one step farther. I stared at the bell until I could stare no more and then I broke out into song accompanied by the cashiers bell. I wish you could have been there, it was spectacular. I heard you the first time, the voice exploded from the back of the store. Ill get there when I get there and not a second sooner. I smiled to myself Catherine Devaney Wallace, 87Catherine Devaney Wallace, a long time resident of Bridgeport and Fairfield, Conn., and beloved wife of the late Robert W. Wallace, passed away in Dunnellon, Fla., Friday, April 12, 2013, at the age of 87. She is remembered for her quiet loveliness, beautiful singing voice, and her kindness and generosity to family and friends. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., to Agnes and Frank Devaney, she graduated from St. Patrick School and Bassick High School. Catherine briefly attended Rhode Island College where she was recruited during World War II to work for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), a precursor to the C.I.A. in Washington D.C. She married her childhood sweetheart Robert Wallace in June 1946, after he returned from duty in the Pacific, where he served on USS Rocky Mount. His devotion to her was lifelong and complete. They were married for 54 years until his death in April, 2000. She is survived by her seven children and their spouses, Kevin Wallace and his wife, Colleen, of Woodbridge, Conn.; Barry Wallace and his wife, Charlene, of Fairfield, Conn.; Brian Wallace and his wife, Janice, of Fairfield, Conn.; Mary Ellen Wallace Sasso and her husband, John, of Amherst, Ohio, Tim Wallace and his wife, Kathy, of Dunnellon; Kathleen Wallace of Dunnellon; and William Wallace and his wife, Molly, of Jacksonville, Ala.; many loving nephews and nieces; and by her older sisters, Agnes Lowrey and Dolores Montville Fitzsimnons of Florida. Her younger brother, John F. Devaney, predeceased her. Donations can be made to Broadhurst Manor Group Home, c/o The Kennedy Center, Inc., 2440 Reservior Ave., Trumbull, CT 06611. Send condolences on line to Larson Funeral Home, Bridgeport, www.larsonfh.com.Elsie M. Langva, 85Elsie M. Langva, 85 of Dunnellon passed away April 10, 2013. She was Lutheran by faith and a member of Peace Lutheran Church, and a former member of Eastern Star. She is survived by her son, Frederick (Angelia) Langva of Jacksonville. Family requests donations to be made to Peace Lutheran Church. Brewer & Sons, 352-796-4991. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, April 18, 2013 Fusion Hair Studio Appointments Preferred Walk-ins Welcome. 11995 S. Ohio St. Dunnellon (352) 489-3202 N AIL T ECH W ANTED 000EMKJ Now Through April, With Mirladys or Anthony Color, Cut & Blow Dry Call Kristy 607-731-0543 55th anniversary Collins Jack and Mary Helen (Mel) Collins celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary April 12, 2013, playing golf and having dinner at a local restaurant. They couple have two children, Stuart and Phil, and five grandchildren living in Chicago, New York and Tennessee. Jack graduated from Wiley High school in Terre Haute, Ind., and Mel from Washington High school in East Chicago, Ind. Jack and Mel are both graduates of Indiana University, Indiana State University and Bethel College. They were married in Michigan City, Ind., and were both teachers and administrators in LaPorte, Ind., school system. They have a home in the Rainbow Springs area and attend church in Ocala. OBITUARIES Grouchy is as grouchy growls OUT TO PASTOR CHURCH EVENTS 000ELV3 FREE APPETIZER Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICH Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. $ 3 OFF With Purchase of 2 Entres Not valid with NY Strip Special or sandwiches. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon ANY TWO ENTRES Not valid with NY Strip Special, sandwiches or burgers. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 5/10/13. 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. 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Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results from April 9: Winners: 1. Wilma Jester, 6,000; 2. Betty Quigley, 5,250; 3. Millie Morales, 5,240; 4. Betsy Davis, 4,710; 5. Shirley Busca, 4,490. Slams: Betty Quigley and Wilma Jester, 6 NT. Results from April 2: Winners: 1. Luise Pellett, 4,870; 2. Bill Smead, 4,760; 3. Billie Barnes, 4,750; 4. Richard Davis, 4,620. Slams: Billie Barnes and Luise Pellett, 6H made 7, and Debby Rodriguez and Bill Smead, 65 NT. and reminded myself that nobody was going to spoil my mood of happiness today. Then I saw her stomping up the aisle toward the cashier counter where I was waiting. If looks could kill, and I am not so sure they cant, I would have died on the spot. I do not think steam was coming out of her ears, but I am not absolutely sure about that. I know there was fire in her eyes, which were focused in my direction like a laser beam. When she got to the counter she growled, Are you the one ringing the bell? With my finger on the bell, and nobody else in the store, it was hard to answer in the negative. In fact, it was hard for me to say anything while she was looking at me the way she was looking at me. She stared for a moment, at least it was something close to a stare that burrowed itself deep into my soul and that goosy-kind of feeling evaporated. Its customers like you, she snarled, that makes my day terrible. She then looked at the one item I had lying on the counter for her to ring up. She looked at it, and then looked up at me and then looked back at the item on the counter. Hissing like I have never heard hissing before, Is this what youre making all that racket about? Did you ever have a day when you felt like crawling into a groundhog hole and hiding until next February? On my way home from the store I thought about what David said in Psalm 23. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me. I can endure anything and anybody as long as God is with me.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His website is www.jamessnyder ministries.com. AA group meets at First BaptistLight in Dark Places, an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group, meets at noon Mondays at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon at 20831 Powell Road. The public is welcome. For information, call Francis Endryck at 476-2819 or email fendryck@ tampabay.rr.com.Nar-Anon hosts weekly meetingsThe Nar-Anon Family Group hosts the Together We Grow meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204. Nar-Anon is for family and friends of addicts, sharing experiences, strength, hope, and providing a path to serenity and peace of mind. For information, visit www. NARANONFL.org.Church sponsors LIFT ministryJoin the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If child care is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For information, e-mail Cindy Greaves at women@ caringpeople.org. Riverland News, Thursday, April 18, 2013 9 Call Kristy 607-731-0543 352-465-6631 PAINTING Ferraros Painting Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing FREE ESTIMATES Repaint Specialist 000EI81 000EE5F IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 SPRING Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. 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Puzzle answers on Page 2 Beta Sigma Phi Easter baskets Special to the Riverland NewsThe members of Beta Sigma Phi put together 50 Easter baskets and delivered them to Guardian ad Litem. The Guardian Ad Litem children live with foster families. The foster mothers picked up these baskets at the agency for their foster children. The members of Beta Sigma Phi love making these baskets for the children. Members filling the baskets were: Sheila Blanchard, Sue Herrala, Harried Lamond, Barbara Loflin, Barbara ODonnell, Donna Powell, Lorraine Ricca, Pat Robinson, Gretch Trepto, Sharon Zeltakains, Ginny Dufort, Patty Smith and Carole Wagner, chapter president. 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William researches and creates scripts while Sue edits his work and creates the costumes. Sometimes forgotten are the young people who met, fell in love and the years of triumphs and tragedies that shaped their personalities and their relationship which led up to the 1932 election and their 12 years as First Couple. The focus will be on their private side and how that affected their public lives. For additional information contact the library at 352-438-2520


RIVERLAND SPORTS 10 Riverland News, Thursday, April 18, 2013 Cierra Thompson, girls track The junior won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 53.22 and finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 20.42 to qualify for the Region 2A-5 Track and Field Championships. Trya Thomas, girls trackThe freshman won the girls triple jump with a leap of 29 feet, 6 inches while finishing second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.74 to qualify for the Region 2A-5 Track and Field Championships. Tyra Thomas Cierra Thompson 000EI94 DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT DUNNELLON COMMUNICATIONS DHS track athletes qualify for regional competition Led by Chris Jackson, Keiwan Jones, Tyra Thomas and Cierra Thompson, the Dunnellon High School boys and girls track teams placed fifth and sixth, respectively, April 7, at the District 2A-5 Track and Field Championships at The Villages High School. Jackson, a senior standout, paced the Tigers with a firstplace finish in the 800-meter run and helped propel the 1,600-meter relay team of DAndre Munford, Chris Smith and Gabe Saathoff to a first-place finish with a time of 3:28. Jackson also finished second in the boys high jump, clearing 6 feet, 1 inch. Overall, the Dunnellon boys team collected 67 points. Crystal River High School won the team title, racking up 166 points, outpacing runner-up The Villages, which had 95 points. In addition to Jacksons accolades and the accomplishment of the 1,600-meter relay team, Smith finished third in the 400meter run with a time of 53.11, while Munford was fourth in the 800 with a time of 2:04.95. Junior Keiwan Jones won the boys shot put with a toss of 42 feet, 5.75 inches. On the girls side, Thomas and Thompson each won individual district titles. Thomas, a freshman, won the girls triple jump with a leap of 29 feet, 6 inches while Thompson, a junior, won the girls 300-meter hurdles with a time of 53.22. Thomas was second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.74 with Thompson finishing fourth in the event with a time of 20.42. Overall, the Lady Tigers collected 43 points. Crystal River High School captured the team championship, collecting 148 points while The Villages was second with 123. The top four finishers in each event at the Region 2A-5 championships today automatically qualify for the Class 2A Track and Field Championships on April 27 at the University of North Floridas Hodges Stadium. Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending April 14:Congratulations: Jeff Koch rolled an 803 series April 10 during the Wednesday Night Mens league. His game scores were 257, 279 and 267. Kochs other honor score at Parkview Lanes was a 300 game on Feb. 3, 2013. Citrus County Saturday Night Sweeper: The GCUSBC sponsored Doubles Tourney will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Lanes. The cost is $40 per team, cash only. Holder Hotshots 12-Week League: The four-person mixed league started April 11, and currently has space available for additional bowlers. For information or to register, call Peggy Nevels at 465-0757. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Sean Fugere 278, 720; Jim Wright 276; Ron Mesick 734; Pam Levert 262; Stacy Christopher 254; Wendy Smith 723; Jacque Iverson 700. Scratch: Sean Fugere 278, 720; Jim Wright 256; Dalton Grudzas 673; Wendy Smith 209, 591; Michelle Shirley 204; Pam Levert 204; Stacy Christopher 581. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Dan Wood 271; Art Ciszewski 269, 702; Jim Isnor 742; Lorraine Guay 253, 680; Betty Noland 236; Paula Weaver 636. Scratch: Dan Wood 234; Jeff Koch 227, 646; Ken Sprague 592; Lorraine Guay 182; Betty Noland 180; Paula Weaver 486; Elaine Shea 481. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Frank Andrukanis 263; Allan Gobbi 256; Jim Sherpey 708; John Marcucci 761; June Williams 219, 650; Barb Steffen 208, 587. Scratch: Jerry Ness 246, 631; John Marcucci 221, 602; Barb Steffen 154, 425; June Williams 149, 440. Late Starters: Handicap: Bob Biggs 269; Mark Ash 260; Frank Reesby 684; Ives Chavez 674; Marilyn Seymour 256, 693; Linda Vehrs 235; Nancy Duncan 622. Scratch: Mark Ash 259, 670; Ives Chavez 235, 629; Marilyn Seymour 200, 525; Peggy Murdock 184, 509. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Dave Messenger 341; Merrill Barlow 323; Jeff Koch 885; Wes Foley 835. Scratch: Jeff Koch 279, 804; Brian Carney 279, 730; Ives Chavez 279; Matt OBrien 278; Wes Foley 748; John Saltmarsh 726; Tim Lawrence 721; Scott Brown 702. Womens Trio: Handicap: Marilyn Seymour 254, 724; Rose Damico 235, 626; Betty Chapman 235. Scratch: Marilyn Seymour 202, 568; Peggy Murdock 176, 475. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Carl Peterson 315, 776; Jim Harvey 228, 619; Fran Montross 261, 674; Mary Jo Miller 237; Carole Pilaske 679. Scratch: Carl Peterson 279, 668; Alan Murray 183; Rocky Sincore 465; Janet Murray 187, 513; Mary Jo Miller 179; Carole Pilaske 493. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Jerry Ness 305; Nathan Berner 302, 744; Frank Papa 718; Pat Combs 250, 672; Betty Wood 246; Betty Rauch 686; Betty Joyce 672. Scratch: Jerry Ness 279, 618; Carl Peterson 257, 619; Janet Murray 177, 517; Pat Combs 464; Carolyn Handley 423. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Merrill Barlow 261; Kenneth Folk 260, 709; Lou Hiller 710; Dan Taylor 709; Rosemary Burdick 263; Toni Mills-Smith 252, 699; Myla Wexler 701. Scratch: Phil Ciquera 236, 635; Ted Rafanan 226, 582; Rosemary Burdick 210; Michelle Shirley 197, 549; Myla Wexler 545. Bowlers of the Week: Fran Montross, 104 pins over her average, and Phil Ciquera, 238 pins over his average. BOWLING SCORES Concealed weapons permit class availableRiverside Trading & Loan will host a Florida Concealed Weapons Carry Permit Class at 10 a.m. Sunday. Cost is $65 per person. Seating is limited. For information, call 352533-4350 or email river sideloan@gmail.com. Riverside Trading & Loan is at 20419 E. Pennsylvania Ave.DHS Booster Club golf tourney slatedThe DHS Football Booster Club will host the ninth annual Phil Nichols Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Citrus Springs Golf & Country Club. Entry fee is $75 per player for the tournament, which will have a shotgun start and feature a hole-in-one cash prize of $500 sponsored by Nichols Lumber & Supply Co. A complimentary lunch will be provided. Proceeds from the tournament will go to the Dunnellon Tiger Football Team. Hole sponsorships and donations are welcome. For information, call Carol Nichols at 489-1189. County to offer youth tennis programYouth ages 6 to 14 interested in learning the sport of tennis may do so this spring through Marion County Parks and Recreations Youth Tennis Program. Sessions are: Now through May 28: Belleview Sportsplex at 6501 S.E. 107th St. Now through May 30: Coehadjoe Park at 4225 N.E. 35th St., Ocala. Basic beginner classes will be taught from 3:15 to 4 p.m. and advanced beginner classes from 4:15 to 5 p.m. A registration fee of $16 per child is required for participation. Preregistration is required and may be completed online by visiting marion countyfl.org/parks.htm and clicking on the Online Services tab. For information, call 352-671-8560 or email danny.smith@marion countyfl.org. SPORTS NEWS Standouts will vie for a berth to Class 2A state meet JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Tiger baseball reels off fourth straight victory The Dunnellon High School baseball team has turned the tables on its horrid start to the 2013 season, as the Tigers appear to be firing on all cylinders as the District 5A-7 tournament draws near. After stating the season 3-9, Dunnellon has won seven of its past 10 games, including four straight, to improve to 11-12 overall. More importantly for the Tigers, their recent hot streak put them at 5-5 in district play record, in which Dunnellon locked up the third seed in next weeks tournament, which starts Tuesday at Eustis High School. Dunnellon will play at 7 p.m. against Tavares. These guys really feel like theyre clicking at the right time, Dunnellon coach Seth Gaspin said. Weve scored a run in the first inning in almost every game, but then wed go stagnant. Now were starting to figure out how to score in other innings. Theres no doubt this team can come out of nowhere One final push SIERRA OLIVER/For the Riverland NewsSenior Jonathan Padilla will compete in the 119-pound weight class in the Class 1A State Weightlifting Championships on Friday and Saturday at the Kissimmee Civic Center. This is the fourth straight year in which Padilla has qualified for the state weightlifting championships. Padilla aims for top-six at state meetJonathan Padilla is no stranger to the state weightlifting championships. This marks the fourth straight season in which the Dunnellon High School lifter has qualified for the state meet, featuring the best 16 lifters in each respective weight class.The event starts Friday at the Kissimmee Civic Center and concludes Saturday night. While qualifying hasnt been an elusive feat for one of the top Tiger lifters the past four years, finding his way onto the medal stand has been the lone challenge in an otherwise stellar career. But the disappointment of not having medaled, especially his junior season, has been a blessing in disguise as the U.S. Marine Corps enlistee sees it. Yes and no its been disappointing, said Padilla, who captured first place in the 129pound division at the March 20 sectional meet at Belleview High School with a total lift of 400 pounds. Yes, because I certainly would have loved to have earned a medal last year. No, because it has made me work that much harder and stay focused on the ultimate goal of placing JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See PUSH page 11 Dunnellon secures third seed in district tournament See TIGER page 11 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Connor Wentz Jordon Boley


Lions Club to host pancake breakfastThe Ocala 200 Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast and outside yard sale Saturday, May 4, at the Lions Clubhouse, 20826 S.W. Walnut St., Dunnellon. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the $5 donation includes juice, sausage, pancakes and coffee. For coffee only, the cost is $1. This event takes place the first Saturday of the month from September until June. All proceeds benefit local charities.Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St, Dunnellon is a drop-off point for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots drive as well as a dropoff location for food donations for Food 4 Kids Inc., which provides backpacks full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area.For information, call 465-3666.Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a new charitable organization formed to assist other local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to need families in need who qualify under federal guidelines. Free toiletries and clothing will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone.Agency needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021.Writers Group meet first Saturday monthlyThe Writers Group of Central Florida (Dunnellon), a new group open to all writers, will meet at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly at the Dunnellon Public Library. For information, email wgdunnellon@ yahoo.com.TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For information, call 465-5807.S. Dunnellon Civic Associaton meetsThe South Dunnellon Civic Association Inc. meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly at 1962 W. Test Court, South Dunnellon. The facility is on the left side of street just before The Annie W. Johnson Center. The public is invited to come help, and give ideas to promote community improvement and safety. For more details, contact Randy Campbell at 465-7135 or email randolphcampbell @bellsouth.net.Police collecting used cell phonesThe Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for Domestic Violence victims. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violent shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique.Friends of the Library bookstore openThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Bookstore, which is inside the library, is at 20351 Robinson Road, behind Sweetbay. There are novels, bios, cooking, gardening, inspirational, craft, self-help, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-On-Tape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. The Friends are committed to giving a monthly book endowment (new books), in addition to providing office equipment, landscaping, and various other library enhancements. For information, call the library at 438-4520. Cub Scouts meet Tuesdays at churchCub Scout Pack 508 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Highway 484, Ocala. For information, call 465-7272. at the state meet. Padilla pointed out, it allowed him to work on technique in the cleanand-jerk, develop his strength and put on more weight, but not too much as he wanted to remain close to the weight classes hes become accustomed to competing in. Thats one of the reasons why he started wrestling his sophomore year and continued with it throughout the rest of his prep career. He fared well on the mat, having qualified for regional competition his first two years before missing out during his senior campaign. Hes hoping his prep career as a grappler will allow him to transition onto the U.S. Marine Corps team as he prepares for basic training, or boot camp, to the more traditional Marines. Padilla hopes hell be accepted into a program to become an officer, which would allow him to attend college. He wants to become a physical therapist. Its like being a personal trainer, he explained. You get to work with people, see them recover right in front of you. Just being able to help them, whatever their issue is, just to physically be able to help recover, make it easier on them, make it better for them. Thats what I want to do. Which is exactly what weightlifting has done for him, Padilla said. When Dunnellon coach Tommy Sutton first approached the youngster, Padilla said about lifting weights competitively, he was unsure. But after the first meet, he was hooked. Coach Sutton said it was worth a shot, he said about joining the team. I tried it and was hooked. But having a coach supporting me and pushing me forward, kept me more focused in school. It pushed me to do better in school so I could compete. I always had my grades at a passing level. I acted right in school in order to compete against others. Its done a lot for me. As it stands, Padillas 400-pound total at the sectional meet is the third best total in his weight class, behind Timmy Moriarty of Panama City Beach Arnold High School and Jordan Lawton of Altha High School. Arnold had a total lift of 445 pounds at his sectional meet while Lawton had a lift of 420 pounds. Overall, Padillas personal best this season was 425 (240 in the bench and 185 in the clean-and-jerk) a week prior to the sectional meet. Padilla is hopeful he can surpass his personal best and lift 240 in the bench and 190 in the power clean. The top six finishers earn a medal. I think those are the numbers Ill need to reach to get a medal, he explained. If I dont get a medal, then Ill at least get a personal best. Padilla said he hasnt focused much on his competitions totals, simply because he cannot control what his opponent will do at the state meet. I just focus on me, he said. I look at the weight, tell myself its not that much, that its less than what it really is and go after it. Im going to do my best and leave it all out there this weekend.Riverland News, Thursday, April 18, 2013 11 0 0 0 E O 0 A R I V E R L A N D R E A L T Y 1 1 8 2 4 N W i l l i a m s S t r e e t D u n n e l l o n F L 3 4 4 3 2 R I V E R L A N D R E A L T Y RIVERLAND REALTY 1 1 8 2 4 N W i l l i a m s S t r e e t 11824 N. 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Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 000EN6C Ocala 671-5374 The Villages 633-7019 ASK about RATES for shorter or longer term Regular Savings or IRA/401ks including transfers 2.85 % APY Insured & Guaranteed $10,000 Minimum Deposit $5,000,000 Maximum per family (subject to approval) 5 Year 000EMEE 000EMKN Steeple Chase Plaza 8585 SR 200 Unit 18 Ocala, FL 34481 (Dawn) 352-291-2242 (John) 352-291-2243 carouselfinefurniture@hotmail.com and go to the playoffs. Thats our goal. The Tigers won their fourth straight Saturday, knocking off Lake Weir, 7-6, staving off a Hurricanes rally. Dunnellon first baseman Connor Wentz paced his team offensively, delivering a critical solo homer to left-center field fence that put the Tigers ahead 7-5. Wentz finished 2-for-2 with a triple, home run, three RBI, two runs and was walked intentionally twice. Teammate Jordon Boley finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a run and an RBI, while also pitching four innings in relief of Tigers starter Ryan Mills, allowing one earned run on three hits, walking three and striking out five, including a strikeout to thwart the Hurricanes seventh-inning rally. Lake Weir had runners on second and third when Bolly struck out Colby Unangst. The previous night, Dunnellon hammered Crystal River, 8-1, in a critical district showdown. Dunnellon senior Michael Roberson limited the Pirates to three hits, who also had three strikeouts and two walks. He allowed one unearned run, which came in the fifth inning when Crystal River the Tigers lead to 2-1. Roberson helped his cause with three hits and two RBIs and Parks did ample damage from the eight-hole with two hits and three RBIs. But Dunnellon exploded for four runs on three hits and a pair of walks later in the inning while sending its entire lineup to the plate. The Tigers, who had 11 hits, added two more insurance runs off two more hits in the sixth, giving Roberson plenty of support for the complete-game win. Sophomore outfielder Kane Parks sparked Dunnellons offense, recording two hits and driving in three runs. Boley had a pair of doubles and scored two runs and Wentz went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. Dunnellon plays at 6 p.m. today at Forrest High School. Riverland News file photoSenior Jonathan Padilla hopes to eclipse his personal-best total of 425 pounds at this weekends Class 1A State Weightlifting Championships at the Kissimmee Civic Center. PUSH continued from page 10 Vets honored at Harbor House assisted-living facility Special to the Riverland NewsThree members of American Legion Post No. 58 visited veterans April 11 at Harbor House assisted-living facility and enjoyed cake and refreshments after the opening prayer and introductions. All veterans were thanked for their service to our country and they were very appreciative of our visit. Pictured, standing from left, are: Sarah Collins, activity director at Harbor House; Eugene Thomas, Post No. 58 Chaplain; Gladys Murphy, Post No. 58; and Bob Anderson Post No. 58; seated, Ann Skorupski, U.S. Coast Guard, World War II, and Ernie Murdock, U.S., World War II. Not pictured were: Robert Crane, U.S. Navy, 1961 to 66, and Art Johnston, U.S. Navy, World War II. COMMUNITY BRIEFS TIGER continued from page 10


Out of this world video RIVERLAND EDUCATION 12 Riverland News, Thursday, April 18, 2013 Master Gardeners to host summer campThe UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service and Master Gardeners will host the 2013 Marion Sprouts summer camp from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 24 to 28 at the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service Auditorium and gardens at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. The camp is designed to nurture childrens nature knowledge and grow their gardening interests with the Marion Sprouts summer camp, a fun, educational and hands-on camp led by the UF/IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners. University-trained horticulture experts will introduce campers, ages 8 to 14 years old, to the art and science of gardening. Campers will learn about plant growth and development, water, soils, environmental horticulture, garden pests, plant identification and more. Master Gardeners will also help campers explore career opportunities in the horticulture field. The registration fee of $75 covers the cost of supplies and is due with registration by May 17. For information, call 352-671-8400. For other educational opportunities for all ages, visit www.marioncountyfl. org/extensionservice. htm and like the Marion County Master Gardeners on Facebook www.facebook. com/marioncounty mastergardeners) for updates right to your newsfeed. DHS Kiddie World has openingsAre you interested in a way to build your childs foundation for learning before kindergarten at a reasonable price? Dunnellon High Schools Kiddie World is looking for new little smiles to join the Kiddie World family. These services run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for children ages 3 to 5 years old. The cost is $10 a week. The Kiddie World program offers an array of activities such as teaching centers, snack time, playground time, music, basic language skills (phonics) and math skills. For information, contact Tracy Zellers at 465-6745.Harmony Preschool registrations takenHarmony Preschool continues to welcome students for their Infant Class (6 months to 23 months) and 2to 4year-old class. Harmony can now accept VPK Transfers. Harmony also accepts students enrolled in the School Readiness (Vouchers) Program. Harmony Preschool is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. To register your child(ren), stop by the preschool at 21501 W. State Road 40, the preschool is housed in the Education Building of the First United Methodist Church, or call 489-9552. Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box Tops and labels can be dropped off at the office of the church or put in the container in the church narthax. For information, call 489-5954. EDUCATION NEWS Special to the Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School sixth-graders, who helped create the first-place entry in NASAs Humans in Space Youth Art Competition, front row from left, are: Dustin Burchfield, Deanna Gibbs, Raquelle Irizarry, Nisa Nombrano, Maggie Barde, Jose Molinero and Ryan Cook; back row, Mason Sereda, Sayra Loya and Joe Acaba, a NASA mission specialist and former DMS teacher. Inspired by a former teacher that was aboard the International Space Station in September, a team of Dunnellon Middle School sixthgrade students decided to produce an entry for NASAs Humans in Space Youth Art Competition. Students, ages 10 to 18 worldwide, were invited to submit visual, literary, musical and video art that addressed the question How will humans use science and technology to explore space and what mysteries will we uncover? The students in Beth Woods sixth-grade exploratory wheel class did several weeks of research. USA Today in the classroom was a great resource. The article Will we be the first Martians? in the Sept. 14 anniversary edition gave the students the idea to look at 100 years of space travel, beginning with John Glenns first orbital flight in 1962, to Curiositys landing on Mars last summer, to a colony on Mars on 2062. The technology focus was on communication, from kids with tin cans and string, to todays smart phones and communication by holograms in the future. Joe Acaba, a NASA mission specialist and former DMS teacher, got a preview of the video when he visited in December. He liked it enough to ask for a DVD so he could show his colleagues at the Johnson Space Center. The DMS project titled Every Generation was named the overall winner in the Video Category and will be presented this summer at the 19th Annual Humans in Space Symposium in Cologne, Germany. It will also be part of NASAs 50 Years of Solar System Exploration celebration from August 2013 to August 2014. It is also one of the projects being considered for display on the International Space Station. The contest had 2076 entries from 52 countries. Agency partners with PARCC for new test The Florida Department of Education is a member of PARCC. Many people in our community are not sure what it stands for or the membership in the group. PARCC, pronounced park, is an acronym for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. PARCC is an alliance of states working together to develop common assessments serving nearly 24 million students. PARCCs work is funded through a fouryear, $185 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Partners include more than 700 higher education institutions and systems representing hundreds of campuses across the country that will help develop the high school component of the new assessment and then put it to good use as an indicator of student readiness. PARCC is led by its member states and managed by Achieve, a nonprofit group with a 17-year track record of working with states to improve student achievement by aligning K-12 education policies with the expectations of employers and the postsecondary community. PARCCs ultimate goal is to make sure all students graduate from high school collegeand careerready. For information, visit www.parcconline.org. So why is knowing something about PARCC so important to our community? This assessment will soon be used in place of the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) to determine student promotion/retention, graduation and school grades. This test about new and different skills or topics will change what is taught, how it is taught, when it is taught and then everything about assessment of what was learned is changing. Our teachers and our students will be working hard to move in this new direction.Kindergarten graduation pics Parents remember your child is young for a short while. They will be grown before you know it, so capture that special moment in kindergarten. Have their graduation picture taken today. If you wish to purchase your childs pictures, be sure to send all orders with payment for pictures in with your child today.Schedule of EventsToday FCAT Testing, grades 3-5; ; Kindergarten Graduation pictures. April 22 to 23 FCAT Testing, Fifth Grade. Special to the Riverland NewsSayra Loya performs her role in Every Generation for videographer Dustin Burchfield, while Ryan Cook maintains the sound. DMS entry wins first in Humans in Space Youth Art Competition Special to the Riverland News Jane Ashman Romeo PrincipalPRINCIPALS OFFICE Dunnellon Middle School will continue FCAT testing through April 25. Parents, please ensure your child has enjoyed a good nights sleep, a balanced breakfast and arrives at school on time. We would like to remind students that during FCAT testing, no one may be in possession of cell phones or any electronic device. The penalty, even for an accidental incident, would be the invalidation of the students test score. We are encouraging students to leave their cell phones and electronic devices home during FCAT testing and thank our parents and students in advance for understanding the seriousness of this request. Poem in Your Pocket will be today at Dunnellon Middle School, as staff and students celebrate poetry month. Students are encouraged to have a poem in their pocket, either one they have written themselves or one that is a personal favorite they can share with adults on campus throughout the school day. As students share their favorite poem, they will also earn a DMS Dollar. Students are also welcome, after the FCAT is completed, to seek out Mrs. Anderson in the Media Center and show their poem to her. Poem in Your Pocket is a fun activity to help students enjoy the art of poetry. The DMS Book Bowl team will meet from 8:30 to 9 a.m. today, Tuesday, April 23, and Thursday, April 25, in the Media Center with Mrs. Anderson, Media Specialist, as they continue preparation for the Marion County Book Bowl Competition the first week of May. Dunnellon Middle Middle school students continue with mandatory FCAT testing PRINCIPALS OFFICE DHS Prom Closet JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon High Senior Danielle Prinz shows off some of the dresses students have donated for the Prom Closet. For more about the schools Prom Closet, see next weeks edition of the Riverland News. Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal See MIDDLE page 13


School students, under the artistic direction of Mr. Doug Henry, will have their work displayed at the Appleton Museum. We invite our parents and students to please stop in Saturday, April 20, through Sunday, May 26, at the Appleton Museum to enjoy the work of our multitalented young artists. We are very proud that our DMS artists have been invited to display their art work at the Appleton Museum. Mr. Williams and his DMS Brain Bowl team will meet from 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. Monday, April 22, as they continue their preparation for an upcoming Brain Bowl competition in May. DMS FFA members will compete in the Vegetable Judging competition Friday, April 26, at the University of Florida. The team entering the competition will be selected from Hannah Chung, Jacob Harris, Jamielyn Harris, London Sweat, Kalei Collins and Taylor Turner. DMS invites parents and students to visit the schools website at www.marion.k12.fl.us/sc hools/dms to review the current and future changes to the Common Core State Standards. The goal of the next generation assessments is to prepare all students for college or other postsecondary opportunities and increase high school graduation rates. Mark your May calendars for the upcoming notices and events: The DMS eighthgrade dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the DMS Caf. The theme this year is Hollywood Nights. Tickets are $8 each and now on sale through the Guidance Office. Academic requirements are no outof-school suspensions and the student must be in school the day before the dance. We hope all our students will enjoy this rite-of-passage as they look forward to moving to the high school and their adult lives. There will be a parent and student informational meeting at 6 p.m. May 7 about the 2013-14 DMS annual Washington, D.C., trip for upcoming eighth-graders. The annual trip is filled with learning opportunities while our students develop a greater understanding of the heroes who shaped the nation and fought for independence. Did we mention all the fun the students have while gaining this appreciation about our nation? We are very happy that Dunnellon Middle School can offer the eighth-grade class the opportunity to go on this educational tour. The Marion County Health Department will offer free health shots from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, in Building No. 10 at Dunnellon Middle School. The shots will be given to all students who need their health record updated. This is a great opportunity for students who will be entering the seventh grade to have their health record updated. Please be reminded that all incoming seventh-grade students must have an up-to-date shot record in order to attend school in August as mandated by the state. For information or for questions about your childs health record, call Mrs. Bartolet, R.N., the DMS nurse, at 465-6720. Please dont forget to save your Box Tops for Education for Dunnellon Middle School. These little gems help us help our students with supplies they are unable to provide for themselves. Drop off your contribution either at Building No. 1, Front Desk, or Building No. 10, Attendance/ Discipline Office. Riverland News, Thursday, April 18, 2013 13 Attend the worship service of your choice... 000EMEF 000DTCQ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 000DXS6 489-2685 Hall Available For Community Functions Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Services 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Coffee Hour 9:00 AM Healing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service 000DYBS Using Godly Influence to Build the Kingdom First Baptist Church 20831 Powell Road Dunnellon, FL 34431 www.fbcdunnellon.com Phone: 352-489-2730 Fax: 352-465-7729 E-mail: fbcdunnellon@bellsouth.net TAKING CARE OF OUR PATIENTS SINCE 1992 Bellam Medical Clinic Rajendra P. Bellam MD Board Certified Internal Medicine Internal & General Medicine Crystal Van Leeuwen, ARNP-C EKG, Lab, Pap Test Done MEDICARE, MEDICAID & MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED www.BellamMedical.com NEW PATIENTS & WALK-INS WELCOME 000EHXC Monday-Friday 447-3031 41 N. Inglis Ave., Inglis Monday-Saturday (352) 465-1199 11011 N. Williams St., Dunnellon (Hwy. 41) Across from WalMart Hypertension Gynecology HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES: CITRUS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SEVEN RIVERS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Heart Disease Womens Health Diabetes Mens Health Arthritis Physicals Wellness Screening Anxiety 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Jean H. Desir, Pastor 000EHWZ DUNNELLONFIRST UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCH21501 W. Highway 40Rev. Eddie Fulford, PastorSunday Communion Worship Service8:00 AM Praise Worship9:30 AM Traditional Worship11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School9:30 AM & 11:00 AMBuilding the Kingdom in Everything We Do352-489-4026www.fumc-dunnellon.org000EHXO Peace Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Rev. Terry L. McKee, Pastor Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 9:00 A.M Sunday Worship Service 10:00 A.M Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 A.M Wednesday potluck & Bible Study 6:30 PM 000EHXY The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Pastor R.D. Hess (352) 489-1788 Sunday (Nursery & Childrens Church Provided) Wednesday AWANA 6:30 PM Youth Group 6:30 PM Bible Study 7:00 PM 8 1 / 2 Miles North of Dunnellon Off of Highway 41, Left at Church Sign on SW 5 th Place 000EHYC Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name 000EHWM Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . 4:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000EHXG GATHERINGS A D IRECTORY OF A REA C HURCHES For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20 711180 Mama will drive, but she wont fly ABOVE: Dunnellon High students Kayla Reed, Alysha Johnson and Crystal Risher drive across country Friday as players from Dunnellon High and Dunnellon Middle schools presented the ferociously funny, family friendly comedy, Mama Wont Fly, at the Dunnellon Middle School auditorium. The minimal set was done with staging areas. As the trio drove, the stage crew would walk by with highway signs showing where they were. BELOW: Alysha Johnson models a huge bra from the big ball of bras outside the bra museum for Kayla Reed. LEFT: Serenity Skillman touches up Tia Loves eyeshadow before the performance of Mama Wont Fly at the DMS auditorium.Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News Schedule of Events TODAY 8:30 to 9 a.m. Book Bowl Practice in the Media Center Poem in Your Pocket, have a poem in your pocket and earn a DMS Dollar, too. MONDAY 8:30 to 9 a.m. Book Bowl Practice in the Media Center. TUESDAY 8:30 to 9 a.m. Book Bowl Practice in the Media Center. APRIL 25 8:30 to 9 a.m. Book Bowl Practice in the Media Center. OF NOTE ... DMS Art Exhibits on display at the Appleton Museum, Saturday, April 20, through Sunday, May 26. MIDDLE continued from page 12


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Financing Available to purchase your next New or used Manufactured Home 352-795-1272 We Will Buy Your Used Manufactured Homes 1976-2013 CASH 4 you, less than 30 DAYS 352-795-1272 REPO FORECLOSURESBank Owned /must sell Bad Credit No Problem Minimum needed down $5000 dollars Call 352-795-2377 INVERNESS55+ park on water. Furnished 2bd, 1.5 bath, $595. Rent inc. grass cutting and your water. Call 352-476-4964 for details Credit Scores above 575 Qualify for several land/home packages in the Tri-County area 352-795-2377 OAK RUN COUNTRY CLUBWOW! 3 Bedroom Golf Course Home 2 Car garage, firepace & pool table, use of all amenities, golf course, 4 swimming pools, 1 indoor, tennis courts, jacuzzi, driving range, restarant & health clubs, all lawn, maint, included $1,100. No smoking, No Pets, Available April 15th (443) 299-2047 ANNUAL LEASE2 BEDROOM & 3 BEDROOM...on Rainbow River ... on Blue CoveGREEN ROCK REALTY, INC Email. RAINBOWSBEST @ aol.com PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Online Only Real Estate AuctionOceanfront Lot in Holden Beach & 17+/-Acre Water Front Tract in Hertford, NC. Direct ICW Access, Selling Regardless of Price in Excess of $399,000 on the Day of the Auction, 4/29 at 8am to 5/9 at 3pm, Iron Horse Auction Co., Inc 800-997-2248. NCAL3936. www.iron horseauction.com Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 HOMOASASSA5+ DEN BEDROOMS. 3 bath. THIS HUGE AND BEAUTIFUL TWO STORYHOME WITH 3 CAR GARAGE IS OVER 3500 SQ. FT. HOME BACKS UPTO ANATURE PRESERVE. HOME IS AFORECLOSURE SHORT SALE AND THE BANK IS WORKING WITH THE SELLERS. THIS HOME WAS BUILTIN 2005. dennis_neff@yahoo.co m INVERNESS VILLAFor Sale, Near Whispering Pines Park. Close to stores /restaurants. Near Medical Facilities/ Hospital. Light, Updated End Unit. 2 BR. 2BA., Garage Eat in Kit., Liv. Rm. /Din. Rm., Front/back porch, garage, attic w/ storage, newer AC w/ guarantee. ALL Appls. 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