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Thursday, April 25, 2013Vol 31 No. 2775 cents WHATS HAPPENING Teen undergoes heart transplantAngus Standridge, the 13-year-old son of the late Michelle Standridge, has a new heart, the family announced Monday on Facebook. In March, doctors diagnosed Standridge with cardiomyopathy, caused by a virus that settles in the heart. The virus caused advanced damaged to his heart, the family told the Riverland News. While waiting for the new heart, Standridge underwent a nine-plushour surgery March 4 to have a Berlin heart implanted. Now that he has the new heart, he is no longer tethered to the device. Standridges heart transplant surgery lasted nine hours, having started at 2 a.m. Monday and ending at approximately 11. For more about this story, see the May 2 edition of the Riverland News. 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 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 schoolage 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 hopes for call from NFL Like millions of other Americans, Lerentee McCray will be glued to his sofa or recliner, cell phone nearby, tuned into the NFL Network today through Saturday to watch the live telecast of the NFL Draft. But McCray isnt like those million other NFL fans who will watch the NFL Draft, analyzing every pick of their favorite team. No, McCray is hopeful hell be one of the hundreds of draft selections crazed NFL fans will analyze. The former Dunnellon High School All-American, who recently completed his collegiate career will be glued to the TV screen with his cell phone nearby, waiting on a call from one of the 30 NFL teams, telling him the news: Were going to draft you. Which team will likely draft the 6-foot-4, 245 pound defensive stalwart is unknown. McCray said McCray could become second Tiger to play pro football JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See NFL page 9 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsGlenn Takahashi crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon nine minutes after two bombs exploded. Local runner heard explosions Glenn Takahashi has seen his fair share of finishes at the Boston Marathon, but none like what saw in the distance April 15, nine minutes after completing the grueling 26.2-mile course in about four hours. The Rainbow Springs resident was about two to two-and-a-half blocks away from the finish line, when he and his wife heard the first of two explosions. Seconds later, he heard the second bomb go off as the couple was making their way toward their car. Takahashi explained when runners complete the race they are encouraged to keep moving away from the finish line so other runners can make it through unscathed and without participants lingering about. I was just walking through to get my medal, Resident had finished marathon after bombs went off JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See RUNNER page 11 Birthday bash SIERRA OLIVER/For the Riverland NewsNine-year-old Kiana Maxwell embraces Marie Collins, a lifelong resident of Dunnellon, during a recent celebration for her 100th birthday. Collins was honored at Timberridge Rehab Facility and by her church family. During the celebrations, Collins sang gospel music for her family and friends. Lifelong resident honored with 100th birthday parties Although the century-old body is weak and frail, her voice is still beautiful, strong and powerful. Marie Collins, a lifelong resident of Dunnellon, celebrated her 100th birthday recently by singing gospel music for her family and friends. Ive sang as long as I can remember, Collins said after she sang her third song. Now somebody else sing. Playing the piano, singing and directing the choir at her church for more than 50 years are just some of the many things she has accomplished in her lifetime. She remembered that she was head of housekeeping at the Dinner Bell Hotel, an operating room technician for 10 years at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness and secretary of the Middle District Womens Convention to the Bethel Baptist Church. She was married to Darvin Charles DC Collins for 35 years and they both agreed that Dunnellon should always be their home. We went to south Florida for about three months and when we got home my husband said, Dont ever think about leaving here again, she said. I live just 100 feet from where I was born and that is where I stayed. After about 80 years her house needed too many repairs to fix and HUD built her another house on the same location. Her house was old and HUD built her a little bit bigger home than she had, her niece and neighbor, Rose Thomas, said about the three-bedroom, one and a halfbath, block house. Although they didnt have any offspring of their own, the couple did help raise many children to adulthood. She raised three nieces Allie, Hattie and Catherine, but they are all deceased now and shes outlived everyone, her niece, Linda McCone, said, who noted she helped rear Demetrius who now AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsCollins is surrouned by family members during a birthday celebration at Timberridge Rehab Facility in Ocala. Tree Board will review ordinance When the Dunnellon City Council began the process of writing a Tree Ordinance in 2006, it was a long, laborious effort that eventually took 18 months to complete. The ordinance, officially adopted in 2007, had plenty of input from city officials as well as the public. The current City Council as well as many of the citizens, who offered their input for the now 6-year-old ordinance, know it has merit, but needs tweaking. So unlike the Councils plan to begin the process of repealing the River Corridor Ordinance, adopted in 2008, city officials are seeking input from staff. The staff will make recommendations, but those will go to the Tree Board first at which time those board members will make suggestions to the City Council. Vice Mayor Dennis Evans, who made the motion to have the Tree Board review the ordinance, said the action is not only necessary, but warranted. They need to review this and make some necessary changes, said Evans, who has been widely criticized for seeking a repeal of the River Corridor Ordinance. I believe there are items in there that could put the city into some possible legal situations. Rainbow Springs resident Bill Vibbert, who provided input when city officials first Council calls for tweak of tree policy See POLICY page 3 AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See BASH page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Lerentee McCray hopes to earn a shot to play in NFL when the league hosts its annual draft.

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Commission to host town hall meetingResidents will have an opportunity to meet and speak with their county representatives from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, at the Dunnellon Public Library, when the Marion County Board of County Commissioners will host a town hall meeting to speak with residents in their districts. Overall, the commission will host 10 town hall gatherings in total, two in each commission district. For information about the town halls, call the County Commission Office at 352-438-2323. American Legion activities slated American 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, announces 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. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000EIHD Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 F e d e r a l G o v e r n m e n t I n s u r a n c e C o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 C H E C K Y O U R Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S C A L L 3 5 2 2 9 1 1 4 6 7 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 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. Inglis Ave., Inglis DUNNELLON 352-465-1919 11707 N. Williams St., Dunnellon Across from Bank of America High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Lab EKG Pap Smears 000EPV2 HOMES STARTING AT $32,900 BEST OF THE BEST 2014 Jacobsen 3 BR/2 BA This home was built with 2 x 6 construction. Comes with China Labs sinks, ceiling fan preps in all rooms, 1 pc fiberglass tub and shower. It is built by the legendary Jacobsen Homes with their 53 year tradition. This is a limited opportunity. Must see this home to appreciate its value! WE HAVE OVER 30 MODELS ON DISPLAY WE HAVE OVER 40 MODELS ON DISPLAY NEW HOMES STARTING AT $ 32,900 TAYLOR MADE SALE 2460 Sq. Ft. of living 4 bedroom, Playroom & Retreat. Open Great Room and Beautiful Kitchen with Upgraded Whirlpool Appliances/Fireplace and many more options. Comes with 2 x 6 walls and 2 x 8 floor joists. 11 TIME WINNER 352-621-9181 2012 2012 2012 2012 TAYLOR MADE HOMES www.taylormade-homes.com 7165 US Hwy. 19, Homosassa, FL 1 mile south of Howards Flea Market WE WANT TRADE-INS. BEST PRICES PAID! SALE PRICE Delivery & Set-up $ 48,900 OR ONLY $ 385 57 NO MONEY DOWN per mo. wac. with A/C, Stairs & Skirting. Use Land Equity. SALE PRICE Delivery & Set-up $ 98,900 OR ONLY $ 662 73 NO MONEY DOWN per mo. wac. with A/C, Stairs & Skirting. Use Land Equity. FREE WASHER & DRYER With ad. Must present coupon prior to purchase. 000EGB4 COMMUNITY BRIEFS Boys & Girls Club members get lesson in safety AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsRobert Moon, deputy pilot with the Marion County Sheriffs Office, addresses children with the Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon on April 6 at Ernie Mills Park. Moon landed the offices helicopter at the park, allowing the youths to get a close-up look at the aircraft. Last week was National Boys & Girls Club Week nationwide.

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constructed the tree ordinance, applauded the City Council for its decision to tweak a pretty good ordinance, but one that needs a few changes. The ordinance took a long time to do, said Vibbert, noting the process to write it occurred during three different city managers terms. Its not a perfect ordinance and certainly needs to be tweaked. Vibbert implored the Council to make sure it gave the public plenty of notice and opportunity to participate in the process of proposing changes. We had really good participation the first time, he explained. We were able to engage in really good conversation. Evans and Councilwoman Lynne McAndrew told Vibbert it simply was not feasible to post extra notices in the paper, because of the timing for advertising. Im not talking about advertising, Im talking about a simple notice in the paper that the meeting has been planned, he said. I was just hoping youd go a step further than what the Sunshine Laws call for. A short debate about notifying the public included a suggesting that city officials could submit a public service announcement to the Riverland News two weeks before the Tree Board was to discuss the issue. The Tree Board, which typically meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday monthly, will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9. However, the Tree Board wont meet June through August as board members take a three-month hiatus before resuming their meetings in September, said Ronald Senykoff, a member of the Tree Board. Senykoff told the Council the Tree Board could begin discussions about revising and tweaking the Tree Ordinance in May, but would not likely have definitive changes in place until as late as October. He stressed to the Council if they would send the Tree Board their individual concerns about the ordinance that members could begin taking a closer look at the ordinance. In other action, the Council: Approved a contract for $31,445 with Goldfield Telecom, LC, for 60 Zhone 4222 ONTs and 40 Zhone 4220 ONTs for continued customer connections. Approved a proclamation recognizing Friday as Arbor Day. The city will partner with Dunnellon Elementary School for a project to plant more than 100 trees near the elementary school. Approved a proclamation recognizing Thursday, May 2, as National Day of Prayer. An event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Dunnellon City Boat Ramp. The Dunnellon City Council will host its next workshop at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Dunnellon City Hall. For an overview of the agenda, visit www. dunnellon.org. lives in New Jersey. She took him in when he was 5 and raised him until he was grown. Collins worked hard, volunteered at her church, took care of others and herself until just a few months ago. Her neighbors and family had helped Collins stay in her little home until she recently fell, and was taken to the hospital and then to Timberridge Nursing Facility. With Collins feeling better, the nursing home and family held a surprise birthday party for her, complete with cake, punch, balloons and karaoke. Randy Campbell brought a card, almost as big as Collins, with about 100 signatures and good wishes written on it. Im retiring her as Chairman of the Board of the South Dunnellon Civic Association, Campbell said. Ive got signatures for her card from the community of south Dunnellon, uptown, Chatmire and Timberridge. John Mells, a longtime neighbor, brought her flowers and good wishes. You are a pillar of our community and all the young people appreciate all your contributions, Mells said. She also received a call from her pastor, Abraham Robinson, of Second Bethel Baptist Church in Dunnellon, because he was out of town and unable to be at the party. During the party Collins sang and came up with answers when family couldnt remember a name or event. Grace has brought me this far and grace will carry me on, she said after singing Amazing Grace.Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at Augie@ ThingsInTown.com. Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 3 000EL0F 000EHY3 DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted Tickets available Now at www.walkerfest.org All proceeds benefit local charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Wounded Warriors & United Way Advanced Purchase $20 bleacher $35 infield (Bring your own chair) $75 VIP (w/food & drink) (Reserved Seating) Day of Event $45 bleacher/field Based on availability $75 VIP (w/food & drink) Friday, June 21st, Gates Open at 5:00 PM Citrus County Speedway Inverness, FL 000ELJO Solution to puzzle on Page 11 BASH continued from page 1 AmemberoftheFloridaPressAssociation352-489-2731 352-489-6593(Fax)The RiverlandNews servesDunnellonandthesurroundingareas:Blue Cove,Chatmire,HillsofOcala,LakeTropicana,RainbowsEnd,Rainbow LakesEstates,AlltheRainbowSpringsArea,RioVistaandVogtSprings.The RiverlandNews isdeliveredonThursdaytosubscribersbyour carriersandmail.Thenewspaperisalsoavailableinsideareastores andatvariousboxesthroughoutthecommunity.Localsubscriptionrate is$27ayear.CallforFloridaandout-of-Floridarates. The RiverlandNews ispublishedinDunnellon,FLbyCitrusPublishing, Inc.,1624N.MeadowcrestBlvd.,CrystalRiver,FL34429-5760. CALL489-2731 ForInformationOnDisplayAdvertisingAnd Business&ChurchDirectoryAds. CALL888-852-2340or352-563-5655 7a.m.to4p.m.MondaythroughFriday, or7to10a.m.Sundays ForInformationOnSubscriptions TOSUBMITNEWSITEMSEMAILTO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWSDEADLINEISNOONFRIDAY. Newsitemsabouthappeningsatareachurchesandclubs,schooland sportingactivities,militarypromotions,announcementofbirths, anniversaries,engagements,weddings,firstand90+birthdays,and similarcommunitynewsitemsareacceptedforpublication.PERIODICALPOSTAGEPAIDATDUNNELLON,FL. SECONDCLASSPERMIT#681-730POSTMASTER:Sendaddresschangesto: RIVERLANDNEWS,20441E.PENNSYLVANIAAVE.,DUNNELLON,FL34432-6035 POLICY continued from page 1 Arbor Day proclamation JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Mayor Nathan Whitt, left, presents Ronald Senykoff, a member of the Tree Board, with a proclamation recognizing Friday as Arbor Day. The city will partner with Dunnellon Elementary School for a project to plant more than 100 trees near the elementary school. Rainbow River cleanup scheduled May 18The 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. 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. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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4 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 R IVER 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 Resident extends sympathy to Dunnellon merchantsThe Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce organizes two festivals each year Boomtown Days and Jazz Up Dunnellon bringing people to town and giving our visitors the opportunity to see how nice our town really is. Visitors have the opportunity to visit the shops of local merchants during these festivals and perhaps even leave a little money behind with the shopkeeper as they exit the store. Not so much the case with Boomtown Days this past weekend. Sure the non-Chamber of Commerce weather played a factor on some of that, but then so did all the yellow tape. Festival goers wanting, not only to enjoy the Boomtown Festivities, but also wanting to browse a few of the historic district shops or restaurants had to step over or duck under yards and yards of yellow crime-scene like tape to enter Penn Station, Bonnies Antiques and Always Something. Penn Station had it especially bad. Visitors going into the festival area from US 41 on to Pennsylvania Avenue, walked by Penn Station before even getting to the admission gate so all that yellow tape wasnt even necessary. Yet there it was yellow tape around the poles on the right-of-way keeping away potential customers not willing to risk breaking a limb stepping over or ducking under the yellow tape to eat a sandwich. One merchant impacted by the yellow tape said chamber officials didnt want people coming out of the stores or restaurant and getting into the festival without paying the admission. Yes, perhaps a few people might slip into the crowd without giving up their $2 had gone into Bonnies Antiques or Always Something instead of walking to the admissions gates, but those numbers would have been minimal. The chamber was formed to serve the business community and they could have done that better with a little less yellow tape during this past weekend. Michel Northsea, Dunnellon What issues are city really trying to avoid?I fully expected to have to walk around the elephant in the room to reach the podium in the April 17 City Council workshop. Although invisible, its there. I hoped these questions Disclosing full report best for all N o need to ask whats on everybodys mind this past week. Details and graphic scenes of the bombing at the Boston Marathon are everywhere. Horrific pictures that nobody wants to see, yet we cant bury our heads in the sand and pretend this didnt happen. We cant afford to look the other way. Should we be shocked? No, I guess not. Still the images are disturbing to say the least, and the thought that somebody methodically planned this out, to harm so many people, is rather hard to comprehend. Our hearts are broken once again. The third Monday in April is known as Patriots Day as Boston opens its doors to athletes from all around the world to compete in the worlds oldest annual running tradition. Someone chose to terrorize and divide us, right where we had chosen to celebrate and come together. To strike at such an event, targeting bystanders whose only thought was joy at seeing their loved ones cross the finish line, and to aim at everything that we stand for: community, healthy competition, brotherhood and triumph. I love what George Takei, famous actor and activist had to say: Boston is the birthplace of American liberty and independence, the town that gave us John and Samuel Adams, as well as John, Robert and Ted Kennedy. Its home to some of Americas oldest and most prestigious universities, and boasts some of its mightiest athletic franchises. But wherever the threat came from, Bostonians are tough and resilient people accustomed to overcoming obstacles. They dont take anything lying down. In the same way that New Yorkers prevailed, so too will Boston. You dont mess with Bostonians. But even with all this evil in the world, we still want to believe that man is basically good, that we are safe; that we are able to hold a rally, or send our children to school, or simply go about our daily lives without being in harms way. Americans have been blessed with freedom, in a society where we can assemble peaceably and without fear. Sometimes we take this for granted. Attacks such as this one make the fear all too real. President Obama said: Anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. Now the hard part, when all the human interest stories start pouring in. Everyone is talking about 8year-old, Martin Richard, who was tragically killed. He had so proudly hugged his dad as he crossed the finish line only to step back onto the sidewalk and into the danger of a mad man. His sister and mother were critically injured. Two brothers have both had their legs amputated. Becky 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. THE OTHER GUY LETTERS JERSEY GIRL GUEST COLUMN Spin doctor. Its a term used to describe someone who distorts or omits facts to mislead. Its a dangerous thing when tough decisions need to be made and the public should not tolerate it. Much has been said lately by so-called environmentalists, so lets get some facts straight. There is a great distance between environmentalism and nimbyism. Whether its buying land with public dollars, passing restrictive ordinances designed, not to protect the environment, but to restrict usage of property so the view from your dock is not marred by someone elses dock is not environmentalism, it is nimbyism. As we have seen, this ultimately is a danger to the environment. Recent Letters to the Editor referring to the final report by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) concerning Nutrient TMDL for the Rainbow Springs group and group run glaringly omitted the findings of the report that the overwhelming sources for elevated nitrate levels in the Rainbow River are, in fact, not residential runoff from fertilizers used on lawns or even golf courses, but horse and cattle farms. The overwhelming thrust of the report was to point out that there are approximately 682 square miles in the springshead recharge area. This means a cattle farm in Williston can have much more of a negative environmental impact than property abutting the Rainbow River itself. Yet those who label themselves as environmentalist continue to set themselves up as the self-appointed dictators for what others may do with their own property. The River Corridor Ordinance was designed, not to protect the river, but to impede the use of the Rainbow River Ranch property from reasonable usage. This, in turn, began a series of lawsuits that the city has sunk considerable funds into, which of course led to red-light cameras and utility buyouts that have crippled the local economy. This will expose the area and its ecosystem to dangerous adventures into industry at the airport and lands east of the river. As we watch history repeat itself with a relative newcomer to the area, once again moving here and demanding we all listen to them because years ago, in a far away place, they knew something. Dunnellon has many challenges ahead of it: protecting the river and its ecology will not be accomplished by nimbys. True environmentalist need to be vigilant in discerning between those who feel entitled to dictate terms to property owners and those who wish to seriously address the science of our aquifer. Land grabs have brought us nothing but economic harm and, worse, have threatened the health of the river. Make no mistake Dunnellon, the so called River Protection Ordinance along with other selectively enforced ordinances such as the Tree Ordinance are designed not for protection, but to prohibit property Officials, residents better off ignoring advice of nimbys Unfortunately, evil walks among us P ierpont Consulting has completed its fiveweeklong indepth query into Greenlight Dunnellon Communications, and while the City Council and other officials have been briefed about the report, citizens await the companys findings about the future of the highly ambitious fiber to the home program. Frankly, the report paints a bleak picture about the future of the enterprise endeavor the city undertook in November 2010 when officials secured more than $7 million in financing through Regions Bank in Orlando. While I have not personally seen the report, and dont expect to in the immediate future, there have been plenty of public musings from officials who have been briefed about the study. Im not the lone person who has voiced a concern about the extravagant spending since officials secured the financing without placing it on a ballot, creating a referendum and allowing taxpayers to decide the future of such an initiative. Every move, thus far, has been an ingredient in a recipe for disaster. First off, before the first dollar was made, Greenlight had a full staff in place. Those folks were paid while training for their new respective positions. Then unexpected delays were encountered. Unexpected perhaps, but when the main ingredient in a fiber to the home program is fiber, maybe, just maybe, you make sure you have it in hand before doing anything else. The problem, of course, was not that it was a shortterm delay or a one-time problem. It happened twice and the delay on acquiring fiber was almost a year. Yet those folks who were employed continued drawing a paycheck and benefits for providing top-notch customer service, for a nonexistent product. Even worse, the City Council continued rubber-stamping expenditures. And not one single public official, at any time, suggested temporarily laying those folks off and suspending all purchases until the fiber was securely in hand. The problem here is the mismanagement of a multimillion-dollar investment that ultimately falls on the backs of taxpayers, from homeowners to business owners to those who spend their money at those businesses. The second crux of the See LETTERS page 5 See JERSEY page 5 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 5 JERRY VAUGHN Special to the Riverland News See GUEST page 5

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problem stems from red-light cameras and utility purchases, the levy of a surcharge, which prompted boycotts of businesses throughout the area. Its a terrible way to treat the small business owner, whose lifeblood is their business, to anger a sizable portion of their customer base. So after multiple delays, egregious spending of most, if not all, of the $7.3 million as well as angering a sizable chunk of your potential customer base, the money came due. It wasnt there the first time and banking officials were polite and agreed to a delay. Funds werent there the second time a payment was expected and officials reworked the structure of the loan agreement. So when the first bond payment came due, we didnt have the money. When the bond payment was due a year later, officials reworked it, delaying the inevitable. Now, bond payments will be due in November and the money likely wont be there. The disaster is complete, so whenever city officials choose to present the information from the $15,000 study, it would behoove them to release the report in full. Otherwise, residents are likely to scoff at further notions Greenlight is a viable enterprise operation for tax coffers. Mismanagement has played a pivotal role in all of it, so its not a matter of Greenlight failing, just a matter of when. When it does, it will set off a chain-reaction of diehard consequences that city officials will likely be held accountable for. Roche was crossing the finish line just as the bomb exploded. Her mother and close friend were seriously injured and have both had surgery. What should have been a proud moment quickly turned into disaster. Did you know there was a group from Newtown, Conn., running the 26-mile marathon in honor of the 26 Sandy Hook Elementary students and teachers who were killed? Thank God none of them were injured. These are the stories that can truly tear your heart out and make you weep. Innocence lost over such a senseless crime. After the Columbine shootings, I sat there day after day and watched every minute of footage that was posted. At the time, I dont think there had ever been such a horrific crime of that nature. I had every childs name memorized and could tell you something about every one of them. I remember one little girl, Rachel Scott, vividly perhaps because her father was so vocal in his pain, a pain no family should have to endure. Knowing, without a doubt, that had I been there when the bomb exploded I would have run in the opposite direction as fast as I could, it is with awe that I hear about the people who ran toward the sound to help. Courage like that is hard to find, and something to be proud of. So life goes on for most of us. Until the next time something horrible happens. How do we make it stop? Or is it even possible? I would like to think there is more good than bad in this world; more mentally healthy people than the insane; and more kindness than evil. owners from usage where it conflicts with the view of members of the Rainbow River Conservation Inc., which currently and for the past 12 years have been running the city, whether through Fred Ward, who was indeed funded by members of the RRC, or our current puppet mayor. Some council members have begun to see the light. I applaud them. Just like with John Taylor, the best mayor the city of Dunnellon has had in the past 20plus years, the zealots will now attempt to impugn your integrity. They will insinuate you are in bed with developers. They are spin doctors and nimbys, and Dunnellon would do well to move forward without them. would illuminate it. Why do towns like Ocala and Micanopy get grants and overwhelmingly vote to preserve natural resources while Dunnellon seems intent on eviscerating them? Ocala recently obtained a $10,000 grant to identify all trees with GPS to track and preserve their health. Micanopy, where I originally intended to move before buying locally, voted a tax to purchase and preserve Old Florida landscapes surrounding it. Decisions by Dunnellons City Council, however, seem determined to neuter or eliminate the few protections its trees and river have, while simultaneously claiming support for development of ecotourism thats based upon the health of those very resources. What would Dunnellon be without the lush ambience of its trees and the Rainbow River, sources of its current and future ecotourism efforts? Even as Dunnellon is facing a multimillion dollar debt crisis of bankruptcy proportions, some members of Council seem intent on promoting an agenda that seems to favor personal interests over the immediate fiscal crisis Dunnellon faces. Observers have lost count of the times Councilman Dennis Evans has referenced his own riverfront property during these deliberations. Why is there such a rush to change and or eliminate the Tree and River Protection Ordinances, even as Rome (Dunnellon) burns? Why is it necessary to eliminate the River Ordinance instead of merely repairing it? Why are these items posted on the Council agendas at the last possible moment, if not to discourage voters from knowing about them and attending the meetings? Perhaps there is little public outcry among Dunnellon residents and proprietors whose livelihoods and property values depend so heavily upon these natural resources because they arent given time to do so. Why is Dunnellon about to become the only river city in Florida without a River Protection Ordinance when the simple resolution to its problems is to repair it instead of eliminating it and starting all over? What possible plans might some have for the time period when there is no River Protection Ordinance at all? The original ordinance took about 18 months to craft with input from dozens of Dunnellon citizens, public officials, consultants and conservation experts. Lastly, why was Margaret Longhill, longtime Dunnellon resident, former Dunnellon Commissioner, founder of the Will McClain festival, environmental advocate and cherished member of the community told to sit down at a recent meeting, while a local river property owner/developer was allowed to speak at least four or five times at the same public meeting? Whats the real agenda here? Whats the purpose of it? Who stands to benefit most? Why is it more important than Dunnellons immediate and severe fiscal crisis? Others can speculate for themselves about the real identity of the elephant in the room. Im thinking Micanopy might have been a better choice after all. But Im here to stay now. I like Dunnellon. I patronize its businesses. I spend a lot of time in the river. I want to see it and Dunnellon healthy and sound. Its not too late for Council to turn this worrisome and distressing tide. I hope they will. Kathryn Taubert,Rainbow Springs Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 5 LE TT ERS continued from page 4 GUES T continued from page 4 JERSEY continued from page 4 000EKPA 20372 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon 489-2100 000EPB9 IRENE GOSSETT of Heads Up Hair Design has joined the team at youToepia Day Spa! For appointments with Irene, call 352-489-2105 y o u T o e p i a y o u T o e p i a yo u T oepia D a y S p a D a y S p a Day Spa 000EJ52 O T HER continued from page 4 Friends of the Library book store open The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Book Store is inside the library 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. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends Book Store, with all proceeds benefiting the Dunnellon Public Library. 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. 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. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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6 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 ABOVE: Four-year-old Gage Lopez points to a relative as he enjoys a ride on the midway Sunday morning at Boomtown Days Dunnellon. Eventgoers enjoyed the cool, fall-like weather as the rain steered clear of the festival. LEFT: Avery Sims, 2, enjoys an ice cream sample Sunday from Baskin Robbins. BELOW: Bethany Vaughn, 9, keeps an eye on Tonya DeRose as she applies paint to her forehead at a face painting booth. TOP: Belly dancer Ariel Buchko entertains the crowd Sunday during her performance on the Main Stage at Boomtown Days Dunnellon. ABOVE: Singer Taylor Dane Myers sings while playing a short set on the Mainstage on Sunday at Boomtown. 16-year-old Cote Deonath sure gave a performance fitting for, well the King himself. Deonath, who made his professional debut as an Elvis Presley tribute artist at the age of 5 on the Boomtown stage, made his first hometown appearance in three years Saturday before the skies unloaded. Photos by STEVIE WHITE and JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News Elvis shakes up Boomtown Toes were tapping and hands were clapping Sunday afternoon in the Downtown Historic District. While plenty of crafts and savory treats garnered plenty of attention, it was the King of Rock N Roll who brought the house down Sunday on the Main Stage during the second day of the annual festival. While it might have been the real Elvis Presley, 16-year-old Cote Deonath sure gave a performance fitting for, well the King himself. Deonath, who made his professional debut as an Elvis Presley tribute artist at the age of 5 on the Boomtown stage, made his first hometown appearance in three years Saturday before the skies unloaded. The Dunnellon High sophomore was back on stage Sunday, under cloudy skies and in front of a large audience who raved about the youngsters performance as Presley, belting out a variety of tunes made famous by the late 1950s to early 1970s singer. It was awesome, Deonath said about performing for his hometown crowd. I appreciate everyone for coming out to see me. I was really nervous about performing in front of them since its been a few years, but the crowd was great and I think we all had a great time. Vicki Leonard, a board member with the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, praised Deonaths performance, calling it the best shes ever seen. Ive been to (Las) Vegas and saw an Elvis tribute artist there, she said. (Deonath) is the best by far. Hes the best Ive seen. He could make a career out of this if he wanted to. It was a much different, and better, scene compared to Saturday when teeth were chattering as eventgoers at Boomtown Dunnellon were bundled up and toting umbrellas as cold and rain replaced the warm, sunny days leading up to the annual event celebrating 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. Despite the cold, rainy weather Saturday, the crowd enjoyed the festivities Sunday, said Beverly Leisure, the executive director of the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce. It was awesome, she said of the crowd and weather. It was beautiful. The weather Saturday was disappointing, but it held up nicely and everyone has been enjoying the event. Leisure said the local talent, which included Deonath, local musician Taylor Dane Myers, belly dancer Ariel Buchko and others was a positive. Though Myers band wasnt able to perform Saturday, the 19-year-old performed an acoustic set Saturday at Abigails Caf and gave an abbreviated performance Sunday at the Main Stage. Myers, the son of Dane and Nancy Myers, is hopeful his band can perform at Jazz Up in October. Theyre all amazing, Leisure said of the local performers. We certainly didnt have to look far for talent, and were certainly going to see about getting more local performers for next year. We dont have to go far to find it. I cannot wait until next year; its going to be bigger and better. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Photos by STEVIE WHITE and JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News

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Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 7 ABOVE: The other two girls to partiicpate in the Little Mr. and Miss Dunnellon pageant included Amber Stivers, 7, left, the Little Miss Dunnellon runner-up and and Rionna Garino, 6, right, who received a special participation award. BELOW: Parker Raulerson, 6, left, was this years Little Mr. Dunnellon runner-up while Dalton Stivers, now 5, also received a special participation award. Taking home the big trophies in this years Little Mr. and Miss Dunnellon pageant were Jimmie Smith-Dwyer, 5, left, and Rileigh Tuck, 6. Not pictured are runner-ups Parker Raulerson and Amber Stivers, 7, and special participation awardees Dalton Stivers, now 5, and Ri onna Garino, 6. The six youths spent five weeks preparing for the annual Boomtown tradition. Photos by JULIE MANCINI and STEVIE WHITE/For the Riverland News It doesnt matter if you win or lose, its what you do with your dancing shoes. Everyone knows when theres a pageant, there can only be one winner, right? Well, when it comes to Boomtown Days Little Mr. & Miss Dunnellon Pageant, all of them are winners, because the real fun is being on stage and showing the audience what theyve spent weeks practicing. Beginning March 23, the children met Saturday mornings at the Moose Lodge to begin their practice. And with six contestants this year, it sure was a treat getting to teach choreography to a group of children, ages ranging from 4-7 years old. My favorite part is watching the kids grow, building confidence and getting to know each other, said Tammy Raulerson, the Little Mr. and Miss Dunnellon Pageant routine instructor. And after spending a total of five Saturdays together, the group had definitely learned a few things, including a new song, set of dance moves, and some more things about themselves. Its about having fun on stage, said 6-year-old Parker Raulerson, this years Little Mr. Dunnellon runner-up. I get excited and like being in front of the people. They all shined up there on that stage regardless of the damp weather and slippery conditions, even Riverland News Editor Jeff Bryan, who emceed the event. But taking home the big trophies were Jimmie Smith-Dwyer, 5, the new Little Mr. Dunnellon, and Rileigh Tuck, 6, the new Little Miss Dunnellon. Runnerups were Parker Raulerson and Amber Stivers, 7, and receiving special participation awards were Dalton Stivers, now 5, and Rionna Garino, 6. STEVIE WHITE For the Riverland News

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8 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 ABOVE: Festivalgoers at Boomtown Days Dunnellon had to bundle up and make good use of umbrellas as thunderstorms wiped out most of the first day of the annual two-day event in the Downtown Historic District. RIGHT: Two young pups model their newly purchased doggie couture from Repeat Boutique. BELOW: Annaleigh Haigh, 14 months, pets a dog while enjoying the festivities with her family. ABOVE: Justin Yancey, right, Boomtown Mayor, poses with Mayor Nathan Whitt, left, and Beverly Leisure, executive director of the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce. BELOW: Sam Bleckinger makes his way through the crowd on West Pennsylvania Avenue during Boomtown Days Dunnellon as his 5-year-old daughter, Jasmine, sits on top of his shoulders while 13-month-old Julia enjoys a ride in a stroller. Alice and Art Miller of Dunnellon check out a 1957 Chevy as it arrives Sunday for the Lions Club car show, a Boomtown Days ritual for car enthusiasts and car lovers. More than 30 classic automobiles could be admired throughout most of the day. Photos by JEFF BRYAN and JULIE MANCINI/Riverland News A booming good time

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RS Garden Club meeting todayThe 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. 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 Quit smoking program slatedDo you smoke? Do you dip? Do you spit? Do you want to quit? Quit Smoking Now is a free, six-session group program to help you quit tobacco. The program, developed by exsmokers for those who want to stop, will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 14 through June 18, at the Dunnellon Public Library. The program also includes help for other forms of tobacco, such as cigars, dip, chew, etc. The program offers free nicotine patches, lozenges, and/or gum (while supplies last), as well as follow-up support. For information or to register, call 866-3412730. Strengths: Versatile defender who rushes the passer from either side of the line, with his hand down or standing up. Solid get-off from a hand-down position, can stay low and has excellent flexibility to turn the corner, length to wrap up quarterbacks and separate the ball on impact. Also wins B-gap by coming off low and strong. Uses his length to get leverage when bull-rushing or facing double teams on the edge despite his slight build. Powerful hands that result in a jolt on contact. Works hard through blocks to reach the quarterback if the ball stays in the pocket. Hustles to chase plays across the line and downfield. Stays on his feet through cut blocks, uses his hands to keep balance. Agile enough to drop into a zone. Shows hands for the easy interception. Weaknesses: Has an injury history, also rotated out of games regularly; must prove stamina to be an everydown player. Lean defender who can be knocked off his path as a pass rusher by a strong punch. Relies on outside rush too often, needs counter moves to take advantage of inside lane. Struggles to get off blocks when leaning into his man on the edge. Must prove he has the agility and bend to move with receivers outside in coverage. Bottom Line: One particular game of note for McCray this season came against Texas A&M and Luke Joeckel, where McCrays powerful hands and strength gave Joeckel noticeable issues. McCray has missed nearly two seasons of games due to injuries. But when healthy, the former four-star high school recruit flashes enough strength, length and athleticism to be a midround pick capable of contributing as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 system. Source: www.nfl. com/draft/2013/profiles hes had conversations with multiple teams interested in drafting him for his skills on the football field. Currently, McCray is in the Top 150 on ESPN analyst Mel Kippers Big Board for defensive ends. Ive talked to a lot of teams, said McCray, who has worked out for the Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, to name a few. As to what team drafts him and what round he goes in, McCray said he isnt going to fret about it. Im just leaving it in Gods hands, he said. I definitely feel like Im getting drafted, its just about getting to the right team and being the right fit. I know God is going to put me in the right situation no matter where I go. Right now, Im just taking it day-by-day, just working hard, staying humble and staying dedicated to my task. Im always a positive person. I believe Ill get the chance to play in the big leagues. Thats always been the dream, going to the NFL. Its been the dream since I started playing as a kid. Had his career with the Gators panned out the way he envisioned it would when the four-star recruit signed with Florida, McCray acknowledges he might have been a higher draft selection. But, he said, he cannot dwell on his career, which came to a close with a loss in the Sugar Bowl to Louisville. It wasnt everything I hoped for coming in, explained McCray, who finished with 55 career tackles and 3.5 sacks. But I think thats the same for everyone coming into college football. I know, for me, I wanted to come in and be the best to come in and do it. I dont regret any of it. It made me a better man and it made me humble. Shoulder surgery after the season forced McCray to miss potential all-star contests as well as a chance to participate in the NFL combine in Indianapolis. While he couldnt participate in the physical activities at the NFL combine, he did go through the rigors of the team interviews. It wasnt really intense to me, he said. I had to tell them what Im about, which is what Ive done my whole life. We talked a lot about football and thats what I love, what I can do. It wasnt much of a hard experience for me. I wouldnt trade the experience for anything in the world. It definitely was a fun experience to talk to other people who think the same way I think. I am just hopeful a team will draft me, that I can work hard for them and have the opportunity to help them compete for a championship. Despite missing the drills at the NFL combine, McCray participated in two Pro Day events at Florida: one sponsored by the school as well as a private Pro Day he and Shariff Floyd, who is projected as a top 10 first round draft pick, hosted for professional teams. It was a good experience, just coming off surgery, not having been able to train for a long time, he said. Just being able to come out, with little preparation and little time, I was able to show teams I could still come out and do the things Im capable of doing. McCray, who completed his undergraduate studies and earned a bachelors degree in criminology and anthropology, has been spending his time working out in preparation for draft day and beyond. I just keep working day in, day out to perfect what I do, he said. I think I just bring the versatility teams will need. No matter what a team wants me to do, as long as they coach me, Ill do it to the best of my ability. Im just ready to go in and show what I can do and that they wont regret drafting me. McCray believes he does have something to prove, but not because of past successes or failures. You always have something to prove, no matter what, he said. Thats part of being competitive. If McCray is drafted and makes it in the NFL, he would join Dunnellons Ernie Mills as the only two high school football players to compete at the highest level in the sport. That would be cool, McCray admitted. To be alongside his name, to come back to Dunnellon and say I had a good, long career in the NFL. That would be phenomenal. But he also knows, from having conversations with former Gator teammates who are in the NFL, that its a business. Theyve told me its a great experience, but that its a job, he said. Theyve told me youve got to be able to come in ready to work. While hes ready to work, the former Tiger standout had plenty of advice for the current group of Dunnellon football players preparing for their next season at the prep level or for those moving onto the collegiate ranks. Remain humble and remain grounded, he said. Get your schoolwork done first; it comes first before football. If your grades are not where they need to be, youre going to be sitting around, saying, I could have played at the next level. You always have to stay positive, let your schoolwork translate over to the football field. Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 9 NEWS NOTES Scouting report Photo courtesy of UF athleticsLerentee McCray hopes one of 30 NFL teams selects him this weekend in the NFL Draft, which begins today and concludes Saturday. NFL continued from page 1 SO YOU KNOWThe 2013 NFL Draft begins at 8 p.m. today with the first round, followed by the second and third rounds at 6:30 p.m. Friday with Rounds four through seven at noon Saturday. The draft will air on the NFL Network. 0 0 0 E K A F Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000EII6 SAVE THOUSANDS Lerentee McCray

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AA group to meet at First Baptist ChurchLight 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 352-476-2819 or email fendryck@ tampabay.rr.com.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 about this ministry, email Cindy Greaves at women@ caringpeople.org. Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-MeNot Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. Trained volunteers provide activities and refreshments. For information, call Grace Burks at 489-2580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963. Hospice COPD Support Group slates meetingsHospice of Marion County invites you to the only COPD Support Group in the county. The group is for anyone with breathing concerns and those who care about someone with a breathing problem. The Ocala Airheads meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday monthly at the West Marion Medical Plaza in the second floor community room. For information, call Leigh Hutson at 352-484-5458. Day of Prayer event scheduled May 2A National Day of Prayer event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the City Boat Ramp. May 2 marks the nationally recongized event. The local event will feature pastors and other dignitaries from around Dunnellon. Master Choir concert series slated The Central Florida Master Choir will present its Spring Concert, To the Moon and Bach, at 3 p.m. Sunday 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 and featuring solos/duets by Kathleen Barber, soprano; Marjorie Hart, alto; Lowell Smith, tenor; and Cory Stroup, bass. Church plans annual yard sale First 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.Community Chorale concert schedueldThe 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 Jones-Woods. 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 schedules flea market May 18The Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host its semiannual flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Father Stegeman Hall. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. Light refreshments will be served for a nominal fee. For information, call 489-5954. 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. For more information check us out in Facebook at One Womans Prayer.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.Church schedules monthly fish frySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church, on the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East, will host its monthly fish fry from 4 to 6 p.m. the first Friday monthly through May. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. The public is welcome. For information, call 489-5954. 10 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 Cowboy Church hosts sermon at Boomtown Days JULIE MANCIINI/For the Riverland NewsEd Anthony, center, pastor of the Cross at the River Cowboy Church in Dunnellon, sings to a crowd Sunday during Boomtown Days Dunnellon. Anthony gave a sermon to festivalgoers during the morning portion of the two-day event. 000EHTB 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 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 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 D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday 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 Do352-489-4026 www.fumc-dunnellon.org000EHXO 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 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 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 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 000EMK3 Prom/Homecoming and Quinceanera Dresses 10% Off with this ad 7470 SW 60th Avenue (352) 671-1890 Monday Saturday 10am-5pm 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 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 CHURCH EVENTS SUPPORT GROUPS

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he said. Then the bomb went off. You could see the smoke. We didnt really know what happened we were beyond the finish line. Youre forced to keep moving forward, so we really didnt know what happened. We just heard the explosion, and a couple of seconds later we heard the second one. We had no idea what happened. And the couple had no plans of milling about to hear the news about what had happened at the finish line, but it wasnt long before they learned what had transpired. I met my wife, I got my stuff and picked up my running gear, Takahashi explained. We were driving out of Boston when the news came over the radio. Shock and disbelief filled their minds, he said. It would probably be something youd think that would be a factor, Takahashi said of bombing the finish line of the prestigious marathon. Boston is a very nice town, very safe town. Why the individual, or individuals, picked that particular time and place I dont know. If they really wanted to kill and hurt others, they could have picked a place with more people. Why they picked the marathon, I dont know. Takahashi said his heart aches for those families affected by the blast, either through the loss of loved ones or of those injured in the blasts. We have a lot of sympathy for those folks, he said, noting he read how the blasts were low, which is a reason so many suffered lower leg injuries. If it would have been higher, it would have killed more people. Its unfortunate that it even happened. We have sympathy for all of those who were injured that were within steps of the finish line, that were within a mile. Those people ran hard and didnt get an opportunity to finish. I would hope they would all get their medals. Organizers have already made plans to have the event next year, Takahashi said, which he believes is critical for the event to continue despite the twin blasts. Boston is a tough town, those who were there, those who were affected will bounce back, he said. Despite the bombings, which left three dead and hundreds injured, Takahashi said it would not serve as a deterrent for him to return to compete in the storied event. However, he said he had planned to make his seventh appearance in the Boston Marathon his last, even though his finishing time would allow him to compete next year if he chose to. Instead, his sights are on becoming a member of the States Club, a group of ardent marathon runners whose goals is to compete in one marathon in every U.S. state. Thus far, even though he is not a member of the club, Takahashi said hes completed a fifth of the list. In addition to Massachusetts, he has competed in marathons in California, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Wisconsin, Rhode Island and the famed New York City Marathon. Thats my goal now, I want to say Ive ran in all 50 states, he said. Takahashi started running 30 years ago, but quit for a period of time. But then his daughter started running and he picked it up again and has been on the go since. That was about 10 years ago. I started training with her and I just kept going, he explained. I got into it from a fitness standpoint originally. Once you get to a certain level, I guess it just gets in your blood. As long as I can physically do it, Im going to continue. That wasnt always the case, though. I ran the New York Marathon as my second marathon, Takahashi recalled. I swore after that, Id never run a never marathon again. I guess that theory didnt hold up. 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Suncoast Blvd. (next to Nature Coast Bank) 352-795-3317 Crystal Eye Center & Optical FULL SERVICE OPTICAL Great Frame Selection Repairs Fr ee Adjustments L E T U S M A K E 2 T H I N G S LET US MAKE 2 THINGS P E R F E C T L Y C L E A R PERFECTLY CLEAR 000EIFQ Puzzle answers on Page 3 Colors & SHapes Salon & Spa ribbon-cutting Photo by Dick MortonColors & Shapes Salon & Spa and its owners, Nancy and Joe Licht, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce. Colors & Shapes Salon & Spa is at 12755 County Road 484. Pay It Forward benefit scheduled May 4An appreciation Pay It Back, Pay It Forward, Thank You Benefit, for Charlene Williams and Kentucky Derby party will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Abigails Cafe at 20607 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Barbecue dinners are $10 each. Tickets are now on sale at the Dunnellon Police Department, Abigails Caf and Cadence Bank. For information, call the Dunnellon Police Department at 465-8510. AARP Driver Safety Class slated An 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 4656359. Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a charitable organization formed to assist local food pantries, provides toiletries and clothing to families who qualify under federal guidelines. Free toiletries, such as dish and laundry detergent as well as shampoo, lotion, deodorant and toothpaste, 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. For information, call Geri Davis 352-4896332 or Susan Lebrun 352-465-8660 COMMUNITY BRIEFS RUNNER continued from page 1 Rainbow Springs State Park in need of volunteers Rainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a high-paced volunteer position that will assist Visitors and the Park. If you think you would like to start training to become a Volunteer Toll Booth Attendant, or other various positions, contact Nicky Aiken at Nicky.Aiken@ dep.state.fl.us or call 465-8539. This job requires volunteers to work on a schedule that can be flexible, take toll collections, run a register, assist with phone calls and reservations, listen and respond to radio communications, answer basic Visitor questions, and have a positive attitude.

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R IVERLAND SPORTS 12 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 Tyra Thomas, Flag Football The freshman scored all three of the Lady Tigers touchdowns Saturday during the county championships at West Port High School as Dunnellon wrapped up its inaugural season of girls flag football. Jonathan Padilla, Weightlifting The senior and fourtime state weightlifting qualifier placed third at the Class 1A State Weightlifting Championships in the 119-pound weight class, earning his first-ever top-six finish at the state meet. Jonathan Padilla Tyra Thomas Tiger lifter earns elusive medal, takes third at state Jonathan Padilla made the most of his fourth, and final appearance, at the Class 1A State Weightlifting Championships. The senior 119-pounder made it to the podium Saturday at the Kissimmee Civic Center, earning third place in his weight class with a total lift of 390 pounds. Padilla benched 230, while lifting 160 in the clean-and-jerk. Though it was 35 pounds below his personal best, Padilla said being one of the top-six lifters in his weight division more than made up for setting a personal record. Oh, Im not disappointed, Ill take the medal over a personal record, he said. Between Class 1A and Class 2A, Padilla finished with the 10th highest lift in the state in the 119-pound division with his 390pound total. Not too bad for a lifter who finished seventh a year ago in the same weight class, missing a medal by one spot. It was a little overwhelming, I wasnt expecting top three, Padilla said. I was just hoping to place. I just wanted to get one medal. Im really happy. I dont know how to explain it. When Padilla began his career, leaving a mark on the school and in the program was not his main goal, he said. But hes certainly accomplished that feat. I wasnt really worried about being the best, said Padilla, the first Tiger weightlifter to medal at the state meet since 2003 when Jay Dow won a state title. I was more focused on improving and doing what the coach asked me to do. I wanted to be a team player. Not everything went Lady Tigers toppled in district semis Courage isnt having the strength to go on it is going on when you dont have strength. Napoleon Bonaparte This is exactly what the Dunnellon High School varsity softball team did during the season, in which the Lady Tigers posted a 4-17 record, they never gave up. Dunnellon kicked off play in the District 5A-7 Tournament on April 16 at Hernando High School against Eustis, pulling off a 5-4 eighth-inning victory. Senior Leslie Maddox paved the way offensively for the Lady Tigers with a home run and two RBIs. Junior Bianca Pierro, a pitcher, helped out her own cause with a double and two RBIs as well. Jody Weber had a triple and drove in a run for Dunnellon as sophomore Kelly Howard added two hits for the Lady Tigers. Pierro threw a complete game, striking out one, walking one and allowing four hits. The win allowed Dunnellon to advance to the district semifinals on April 18 as the Lady Tigers faced off against Tavares at Hernando High School. The winner would advance to the district title game, but most important, would secure one of two playoff berths. But the Lady Bulldogs had no intention of allowing Dunnellon to play the role of spoiler, knocking off Softball season closes 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 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. Proceeds from the tournament will go to the Dunnellon Tiger Football Team. For information, call Carol Nichols at 489-1189. Kiwanis Club slates golf tournament The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will host its annual golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. Entry fee is $50 per player; however, if youre a member of Rainbow Springs, the cost is $30. Entry fees include carts, green fees, range balls, lunch and awards. Prizes will be given for closest to the pin on all par 3s as well as straightest drive. For information or to sign up, call Mike Pontius at 465-0310, Erin Widegren at 489-2656 or Ellie Pollock at 465-6803.County offers 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. Pre-registration 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 BRIEFS Padilla achieves goal of finishing in top-six JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Sprint to the finish SIERRA OLIVER/For the Riverland NewsSenior Jonathan Padilla finished third Saturday in the 119-pound weight division at the Class 1A State Weightlifting Championships. SIERRA OLIVER/For the Riverland NewsSenior Chris Jackson will vie for a state championship in the 800-meter run Saturday at the Class 2A Track and Field Championships. Jackson eyes state title in 800-m run Chris Jackson isnt a historian, but the Dunnellon High School senior has been doing his share of catching up on the Tiger tradition when it comes to the schools track and field program. But Jackson wants to do more than learn about the history of the schools individual champions dating back to the 1920s, he wants to become a part of it. Hes got a solid chance of doing just that Saturday at the Class 2A State Track and Field Championships at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida. Jackson has been nearly unbeatable this season in the 800-meter run, having lost just two races, one of which was April 4 at the Florida Relays at the University of Florida. Jackson ran a state-best 1:53.9. His other loss came in the Tigers first track meet of the season. Jackson is fully aware he has the top time in the state and knows it brings plenty of attention from those watching, but even more so from those lining up against him. Its a target on my back, Jackson said. Everyone wants to beat me. If I was anybody else, Id want to beat me, too. Jackson, also a standout in basketball, knows what a state title would mean, both for him and for Dunnellon High. No Tiger has won an individual title since 1980 when Vito McKeever won his second straight championship in the high jump. However, no Dunnellon athlete has won a title JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See LIFTER page 16 AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News See SOFTBALL page 18 000EI94 DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT DUNNELLON COMMUNICATIONS Bianca Pierro pitched two complete games in the district tournament. See S P RI N T page 16

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Flagship season Football is a very good game for rough girls, but not for delicate boys. Oscar Wilde, writer and poet. The Dunnellon High School flag football team is full of rough n tough girls. And the Lady Tigers just put the finishing touches on their inaugural season that almost wasnt. The beginning of the season was delayed due to the lack of players, but with the assistance of in-school recruiting by those who wanted to compete, the Lady Tigers had enough players to compete in an abbreviated schedule. Roger Sibbald, a member of the 1978 and 1979 Dunnellon High state championship football teams and the defensive backs coach for the Tigers, led the program in its initial season. Girls soccer coach Rebecca Burton served as an assistant. Since boys football is slow, and considering I like football, I decided to coach, Sibbald said. It was definitely a new and different experience. Girls flag football is much like the summer 7-on-7 leagues football players compete in to stay sharp, so with 13 girls, the Lady Tigers had plenty of personnnel. What Dunnellon lacked was practice and continuity. With only one practice before our season started, it was a little hard to teach the girls different plays and such, Sibbald said, noting several of the football players competed in other sports such as track and softball. With all the girls playing different sports, it was hard to get that bond and technique that they needed even though we had the athletes. Still, the players found a way to come together. I like being able to play more than one game like homecoming, said junior Ashlee Winn, who was one of the teams two quarterbacks. Even though we had our differences, we still worked as a team and we got better each Dunnellon High offers girls chance to play flag football, monitored by FHSAA Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsMae Mae Mack runs up the middle for some yardage April 18 against West Port. The Lady Tigers won 20-0 against the Lady Wolf Pac k. Dunnellon recently completed its inaugural season in girls flag football, which is recognized by the Florida High School Activities Assoc iation as a sanctioned girls sport. AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News See FLAGSHIP page 18 R IVERLAND SPORTS Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 13 ABOVE: Sierra Oliver goes right up the middle to gain a few yards against North Marion. BOTTOM LEFT: Zahyrimar Otero catches a pass from quarterback Courtney Heinritz. BOTTOM RIGHT: Ele Goodloe and Taylor Kouba rush the North Marion quarterback.

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Fashion fortress R IVERLAND EDUCATION 14 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 Boys & Girls Club accepting sign-ups The Boys & Girls Club in Dunnellon is now accepting applications for its 2013 Summer Camp. Registration cost is $15 for new members and $25 weekly. Applications may be picked up at our current location in Ernie Mills Park on Bostick Street. Follow us on Facebook at Boys and Girls Club of Marion County Dunnellon Unit. DHS Kiddie World has openings Are 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 taken Harmony 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. Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For information, visit www.manateediv.org or email Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at or tdunn@manatee div.org. EDUCATION NEWS PRINCIPALS OFFICE Master Gardeners summer camp slated The 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. Universitytrained 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.face book.com/marioncounty mastergardeners) for updates right to your newsfeed. Students, teachers will clash on court D unnellon Middle School will have an early release day Wednesday, May 1, which will be an extra special early release day as everyone enjoys the annual Students versus Teachers Basketball games. Yes games, one for each grade. Slushies from Sonic and prizes will be available as we celebrate the ROAR Program. The ROAR Program, if you remember, represents the character building traits of Responsibility, Own It, Active Learner and Respect. We are taking advantage of the scheduled early release day for everyone to relax, enjoy, and become rejuvenated as we focus on our preparation for the endof-the-year exams. The Dunnellon Middle School Symphonic Band performed April 13 at the Music Performance Assessment at Lake Minneola High School in Clermont. The Symphonic Band earned the overall rating of good. Congratulations to the following Symphonic Band Members: Mathew Baillargeon, Daniel Burchfield, Ethan Burns, Christopher Cronon, Steven Cruz, Cecelia Delorenzo, Christopher Doyle, Eduardo Escalante, Kayla Gandy, Mikayla Goins-Villon, Cristina Gonzalez, Tyler Hart, Mckenzie Ingram, Niya Jaglal, Joshua Kerrick, Jacob LeBlanc, Abigail Lolly, Megan McClure, Shelby Meyers, Dustin Morgan, Emily Newsom, Heather Noll, Krystin Nottke, Destiny Ray, Dana Roberts, Jason Smith, Kenneth Staggs, Kaylah Starks, Kristen Starr and Samuel Torres. The Dunnellon Middle School FFA members along with Mr. Dettloff, their ag teacher, will travel Friday to the University of Florida where they will compete in the State Vegetable Judging competition. DMS FFA members will identify vegetables, weeds and seeds. Students will also participate in a general knowledge test and judging sets of vegetables to compare quality. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon High School senior Briana Casanova checks over a dress that was donated to the Dunnellon High prom closet. Classmate Danielle Prinz, who also helped monitor the new program, said, Briana came to me and said she wanted to baby the program. Registration fee, application due by May 17 Special to the Riverland News DHS Prom Closet packing in dressware, accessories Teens at Dunnellon High School have found yet another way to give back. This time, they proved their sense of community through a prom closet, which will provide a place where students can check out a donated formal wear for the event. This way, if they cannot afford the clothing, some will be available for their use as long as they take care of the items and clean them after use. This is an extension of the sense of community DHS historically has had, Principal Ken McAteer said. It personifies the community service spirit of the senior class; it is students helping other students. The students in charge of the closet are Danielle Prinz and Briana Casanova with quite a bit of help from Michael Chung. Theyre very organized, extremely responsible, and extremely motivated to make this project succeed, said McAteer. The project was led by Morgan Luckey with the National Honor Society and Tracy Zellers with Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. The prom closet was started originally by NHS, Zellers said. FCCLA has partnered with them. We have probably a couple dozen dresses that students may try on and wear to special events and then return for others in need. The idea was presented in a National Honor Society RACHEL HORNE For the Riverland News See FASHION page 15 See SMALLRIDGE page 18 Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal Romeo kindergartners see nature up close at state park R omeos kindergarten classes enjoyed a field trip April 18 to Rainbow Springs State Park. Students explored the park and learned about different animals that live in the Rainbow River. The children also learned about different reptiles and had the opportunity to touch a baby alligator. Romeos kindergarten students had a wonderful time at the park. A big thank you to all the volunteers and park rangers who participated. Title 1 Van to visitThe Title 1 Van will be available to Romeo families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the side parking lot. The Title 1 Van is an excellent resource center for parents to obtain a wealth of information, along with useful tools and ideas needed in helping to reinforce the skills at home that are being taught in the classroom. For information, call Tonya Hill at 465-6700.Online parent surveyIn order for the Foundation to prepare for next years Coupons for Education campaign, we need some feedback from parents regarding last years campaign. The survey is 10 questions and can be accessed on the Foundations website at www.pefmc.org or at edsurvey.infosurv.com. Please take a moment to take this survey to help continue this program. PRINCIPALS OFFICE Jane Ashman Special to the Riverland NewsRomeo Elementary School kindergartner Hunter Schleher pets a baby alligator at the state park.

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meeting early in the school year and, since then, has been embraced by many members of the school. We built on an idea suggested in a meeting and we all just took off with it, Prinz said. Briana came to me and said she wanted to baby the program. In order to get the idea approved, it was first presented to Luckey, who approved the draft. Afterward, Luckey had to OK it through Jennifer Leeds, the DHS activities director. Then the notion was passed to McAteer, who saw the potential and approved it. As the project began, the teens began using small closets in the school temporarily until they were filled, made a myriad of signs to post throughout the school, and placed reminders in the teachers mail boxes. The plan is to gain as many dresses as possible so next year the closet can be extended beyond prom. They would like to extend the closet to be for all major functions: homecoming, military ball, awards ceremonies, prom, and even family events of the weekend. I want it to grow large enough where we could give dresses away one day, Casanova said. Before spring break, the groups had collected about 20 dresses, most of which were brought in by Casanova, but by the end of break there were upward of 60 dresses in total. I collected dresses from thrift stores, my family, checked with dry cleaners to see if we could get a deal, and brought in my dresses, Casanova said. Ive been asking everybody. Im beginning to bug people. There are also about 15 pairs of shoes available for the girls. For the boys, many ties have been collected and a few collared shirts so far. From the time we went on spring break to the time we came back there was a dramatic increase in the amount of dresses, Prinz said. It was so nice bringing dresses to the prom closet and having a student say Wow! Is that for prom closet? Its good theyre putting two and two together. Theyre excited now. The closet can be found in a section of the Assistant Principal Philip Lepperts office, which he so generously donated to the teens in order for them to have more space to accommodate their growing collection. I dont mind all the girl items, I just try to picture my amazing wife and daughter wearing some of the beautiful dresses that are hanging in the prom closet, Leppert said. Each day, in order for Leppert to walk into his office, he must first enter through the wardrobe wonderland. It took a bit of getting adjusted to at first, he explained. But now I envision I am passing through the great wardrobe from the C.S. Lewis book series The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe on my way to the office. Shelves and racks have been built and donated by other members of the clubs, Casanovas father and Chung, and by the Construction classes. The closet will also receive mirrors and a changing room. Clothes will be organized by sizes, as will the shoes. Upon being issued the attire, students must sign a contract stating the items will be in good hands and cleaned after use to ensure safety and the return of items. Collections for formal attire are beginning in local businesses as well; the first one was started by Candace and Danielle Prinz at Electric Beach Salon and the second one will be at Annie Johnsons This & That Thrift store. Items can be brought to these locations and will then be relocated to the school closet. Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 15 000EN7O FASHION continued from page 14 DMS Honor Roll Third Quarter All As Sixth Grade: Idette Garcia Hernandez. Seventh Grade: Kayla Gandy and Emily Weaver. Eighth Grade: Kyle Breslin, Edyzbelly Flores, Luis Gutierrez, Megan Howard, Joseph Maisevich, Yareli Murillo Ruvira, Robert Reed, Christopher Ruiz, Alexis Shutt, Kristen Starr, Emma Sylvester and Hannah Warren. A/B Sixth Grade: Yisiara Aguirre, Mandy Bernstein, Damian Bowers, Melanie Brenwald, Anahi Calvo-Wences, Riley Catherwood, Kaylee Corbin, Amber Dudley, Justin Fowler, Matalyn Gibs, Kameron Gtrossi, Raquelle Irizarry, Tiana Joyner, Jacqueline LeBlanc, Sayra Loya, Ishana Majaraj, Kayla McClure, Rebeca Munoz, Connor Neal, Cielo Palomo Melendrez, Biridiana Perez-Sanchez, Erin Robinson, Mason Sereda, Caroline Shank, Grace Thompson, Kayla Tier, Kendal Waldrop, Lilian Watson and Aleah Whitley. Seventh Grade: Tyler Bryden, Elizabeth Centeno, Diana Davila, Ashley Dunne, Eduardo Escalante, Gabriel Felix, Jacob Hicks, Darby Langworthy, Jacob LeBlanc, Brandon Martin, Chandler Neal, Olivia Peterson, Rebecca Ray, Chantal Ruiz, Kaylah Starks, Londyn Swanson and Trevor Vonseggern. Eighth Grade: Austin Adams, Megan Barde, Haley Below, Ariel Benjamin, Breanna Bergeron, Savannah Bond, Breann Brackett, Katelin Cortese, Hunter Day, Connor Denmark, Brianna Florvilus, Madison Gamble, William Gaunt, Mikayla GoinsVillon, Vanessa Gonzalez, Raymond Grossi, Alexandria Howell, Danielle Hughes, Cheyenne Ingalls, Mckenzie Ingram, Shawn Jackson, Niya Jaglal, Tyler LaMon, Nereida Martinez, Megan Matthews, Shelby Meyers, Nayadeth Muniz-Hernandez, Isabella Pierro, Natasha Pierro, Cameron Pike, Taylor Powell, Kenia Rodriguez-Leanos, Dylan Roy, Samantha Stewart, Logan Townsend, Taylor Turner, Naomi Watson, Dominique White, Brianna Williams and Cheyenne Youngblood. Romeo Elementary School Third Quarter Honor Roll (First and Second Grade only) All Es First Grade: Jesse Abbott, Nereyda Bahena-Sanchez, Kieley Bateman, Abigail Beville, A.J. Burns, Yesenia CardosoLeanos, Bertie Carver, Rydar Chittum, Amelia Clifton, Samuel Crespo, Dulce Davila, Lyndsey Gunn, Alexis Hacker, Cynthia Jaimes, Sevin LaVoie, Joseph Long, Luna Martinez, Hunter Miguel, Leah MyersHamilton, Lane Nixon, Aidan Palmer, Khorya Singh, Kryztov Tank, Anicka Tarrant, Syler Tate, Elizabeth Vannoy, Kathryn Vannoy and Felipe Yanez. Second Grade: Carlos Aguirre, Jerry Aguirre, Nikkita Baker, Isabella Chandler, Robert Chervenack, James Dixon, Constance Downes, Angela Jaimes, Kayla Jarrell, Juan Lopez, Faith Marra, Christian Morgan, Madisyn Smith, T.J. Watts, Amir Wiggins and Bohde Wood. E/S First Grade: Elyssa Abbott, Manuel Aquayo, Brianna Anderson, Samantha Appleby, Kemari Autry, June Bivins, Akiah Braden, Henry Cueller, Consuelo Davila, Rebecca Desiderio, Adrian Drew, Tyanna Dunbar, Seamus Evans, Emma Fitch, Yaritza Garcia, Samantha Heil, Sydney Heil, Nevaeh Hollis, Gracie Howell, Joshua Ignacio, Addison Kovacs, Nicolas LaCombe, Kevin Leon, Angela Levan, Grisselda Lopez, Eveline Lugo, Taylor Martin, Mariella Martinez, Ivette Matlala, Jeleise Medina, Adeline Melendez, Anthony Miguel, Rebecca Mills Ajello, Eliana Mojica, Mia Moore, Gavin Ninness, Ruben Olivas Garcia, Nevaeh Perkins, Damien Pittman, Josefina Pizarro, Mason Popik, Guadalupe Santiesteban, Justin Simpkins, Amber Stivers, Mason Swengel, Milagros Teniente, Jessica Tweedy, Conner Verzaal, Antonio Villalbazo, Jada Weidman and Chance Wheaton. 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in running since 1976 when Johnny Edwards won the 440-yard dash. Overall, only five Tigers have won individual championships since 1925 when Dinkins won both the shot put and discus; Dinkins would repeat as champion in the shot put in 1926. Hes the most decorated track athlete in school history, with McKeever second with two individual championships. Its going to be a big thing if I win, said Jackson, who will also compete in the high jump after winning the Region 2A-2 individual title with a mark of 6 feet, 4 inches. Its another boost for me, knowing that my name is going to be known around here for a long time. Id be one of the first athletes to accomplish it in more than 30 years. A state title means a sign of accomplishment. Its something that Ive always wanted since my freshman year. I always wanted to win a state championship. A state championship means dedication, hard work, working behind closed doors. Thats what I feel like it is to me. For those concerned Jackson might have jitters being in the spotlight at such a large event, dont be. This is the third time hes qualified for the state meet, and second straight year after missing out as a sophomore. As a junior, he finished sixth, the lone time hes been on the medal podium at the states signature event. His finish a year ago sparked a push to strive for nothing less than a championship in his senior campaign. My mindset was to come in humble, stay focused and avoid distractions, he said. But most important, keep God with him. I came into this year trying to work harder than anyone else. Its my senior year, I feel like I have something to prove. I always felt like I was underrated, under the radar. This is my time to shine. I wanted to do something with it. Jackson is quick to deflect any credit for his success to God. He does things. I feel like Im in Gods favor right now, said Jackson, explaining hes been going to church his entire life. Im talking to God the whole time before a race, letting him know that whatever his will is, let it be done. Win or lose, I'll give him thanks. Regardless of what happens, Im still going to serve him, nothing can stop our relationship. Its unbelievable how many people are praying for me and pulling for me. With graduation about six weeks away, Jackson has yet to decide where hell continue his athletic career next. Im still in the process of looking, he explained, noting he has plenty of offers hes just weighing the choice of which school is offering the best financial incentives. Im definitely planning on going to a junior college, and hopefully play football and run track then transferring over to an (NCAA Division I school). While hes excelled at track during his prep career, he lists football and basketball as two favorite sports. But he knows that it will likely be track that serves as his opportunity to earn a college education. Jackson also knows track might lead to a bigger stage, one with a large international spotlight, and yes, that would be the Olympic stage. Thats the ultimate goal right there, he said, noting the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil are less than four years away. I actually want to work pretty hard trying to achieve that, but Im not pushing that fact. Im aiming at that. To do so, Jackson admitted, means hed have to give up other sports and focus solely on track. He knows he would need to run less than 1:45, perhaps even a 1:43 to achieve an Olympic berth. I feel like I can do it if I strictly focus on track, he said. Ive never had the chance to just do that. I wasnt fortunate to run cross country, where they can run and work on their base, where they were to keep in shape for track. For now, the immediate goal is to bring home a gold, at least at the high school level. I really want state, he said. If I work for it, I can get it. Region 2A-2 results Dunnellons 1,600-meter relay team, anchored by Jackson, finished sixth with a time of 3:3.94 in the finals. In the boys 400-meter dash, senior Chris Smith finished ninth with a time of 51.75 seconds. Junior Keiwan Jones finished last in the 16-person field for the shot put, throwing 36 feet, 5 inches. Freshman Tyra Thomas finished 13th in the triple jump, leaping 29 feet, 1 inch in the final round. In the girls 100-meter hurdles, Thomas finished 14th with a time of 19.07 while teammate Cierra Thompson finished 15th with a time of 20.35. Thompson, a junior, also competed in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing 12th with a time of 55.74 seconds. smoothly en route to his third-place finish. He easily cleared 220 on the bench, before discussing his next move with Dunnellon coach Tommy Sutton about whether to move up five or 10 pounds. Sutton left the decision up to Padilla. The senior opted to go up 10 pounds to 230, which he accomplished on his first attempt. However, he got stuck at 235, scratching all three attempts. Padillas biggest concern was making one of his three tries in the cleanand-jerk, which gave him problems as a freshman when he scratched all three attempts. Padilla missed his first try at 160, but was successful on his second attempt while scratching on his third try. My (clean-and-jerk) was my main concern, he explained, noting his past struggles. Overall, Padilla said, his focus was on what he needed to accomplish, not what his competition was doing. I tried not to worry about that too much, he said. My focus was on doing what I needed to and possibly setting a personal record. Dunnellon coach Tommy Sutton said he was proud of his four-year lifter. It was a big day for him, said Sutton, who has coached the Tiger weightlifting team the past four seasons. It was neat to see him put it all together. Hes a great kid. He works hard in the weight room. His goal for all four years has been to get a medal. Im glad to see him accomplish that. Sutton, who recruited Padilla for the weightlifting team as a freshman, said one attribute hell miss about not having him next year is his competitive nature. Hes always been one of the best in the area, Sutton said. Hes always found that drive to battle the weight, not necessarily the competition. Its great to see him meet one of his goals. He made it clear to me from day one, he wanted to medal. Sutton said while the ultimate goal is to win a state championship, he noted Padilla should be proud of being one of the best lifters in his weight class. To win a medal, thats a big deal, Sutton said. He worked hard the past four years for this moment. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 Call Kristy 607-731-0543 LIFTER continued from page 12 000EPAF 12084 S. 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the Lady Tigers, 3-1, and ending their bid at reaching the playoffs for the fifth straight season. Seniors Elizabeth Wright and Morgan Shalna as well as Weber had one hit each for Dunnellon against Tavares. Pierro pitched a complete game, striking out seven, walking two and allowing six hits. On April 11, Dunnellon played in its regular-season finale against Belleview, falling to the Lady Rattlers, 4-1. Howard drove in the Lady Tigers lone run. Pierro hurled a complete game, striking out two and allowing seven hits. On April 9, the Lady Tigers played their final regular season home game against West Port at home. Dunnellon pounded the Wolf Pack for an 11-1 victory. Wright had a double and three RBIs while Shalna and senior Angie DeGennaro each drove in one run. Freshman Michelle Ruiz and Pierro each had two RBIs in the lopsided victory. Weber had two hits including a double. Pierro threw a complete game, striking out five and allowing six hits. The DMS FFA members who will participate in this competition are: Hannah Chung, Kalei Collins, London Sweat, and Taylor Turner. Good luck, have fun and enjoy meeting your peers from around the state. The DMS campus is in for its annual treat of visitations by historical figures Monday and Tuesday, as students will enjoy visits from historical figures such as Benjamin Franklin, Pocahontas, Louisa May Alcott, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Edgar Allan Poe, Duke Ellington, Sally Ride, Pedro Menendez, Emily Dickinson and many more. Our historical visitors are brought to us by the eighth-grade students in Mr. Williams History classes as part of an annual assignment. Mr. Williams students are completing a biography about a historical American figure they have chosen to research. Part of the project requires the student to attend school dressed in character of their selected figure. This is a real treat for everyone on campus to speak with these great Americans as we learn more about their lives and the times they live in. The Dunnellon Middle School track team will have practice Tuesday, April 30, and Thursday, May 2, as they build their stamina, strength and sportsmanship for the county track meet the second Saturday in May. The track team members are: Judy Allen, Haley Below, Ariel Benjamin, Ferrick Boyle, Dezmond Bradshaw, Naomi Brewster, Jake Callaghan, Johnathan Christello, Reba Collins, Cordell Cookson, Ben Crouch, Steven Cruz, Connor Denmark, Baltazar Esparza, McKenzy Espinoza, Robert Farnell, Gabe Felix, Brianna Florvilus, Brandon Friery, Maurice Goolsby, Luis Gutierrez, Jarod Hamm, TKeyah Hilbert, Maurice Jefferies, Kaci Jones, Esgar JuradoNunez, Ivory Mack, Jos Magana, Brandon Martin, Elizabeth Martinez, Jeffrey Monzione, Yareli Murillo, Chelsea Newmones, Beatrice Ortega, Salvador Ortiz, Elton Perez, Isabella Pierro, Natasha Pierro, Taylor Powell, Juan Ramos, Rebecca Ray, Bernardo Rodriguez, Kira Sain, Micaela Santiago, Destiny Sharp, Alexis Shutt, Daniel Spence, Kenneth Staggs, Kendall Tuggle, Taylor Turner, Matthew Tweedy, Franciso Villa, Taylor Volker, Alicia Whaley, Tyler Williamson, and Wyatt Wolfe. Alternates on the DMS Track Team are: Mandy Bernstein, Rosemary Calderon-Arvevalo, Marlen Flores, Matalyn Gibbs, Mikayla Goins, Josue Hernandez-Lopez, Nereida Martinez, Emily Newsom, Arelin Padilla, Keon Parks, Kiara Parks, Jamal Robinson and Maria Roque. The DMS Book Bowl team will travel Thursday, May 2, to Marion Technical Institute (MTI) to compete in the annual Marion County Book Bowl Competition. Mrs. Anderson and five of the seven students, McKenzie Ingram, Tyler LaMon, Sayra Loya, Nereida Martinez, Shelby Meyers, Kurtis Pinto and Alexis Shutt, will compete in the event. Since August, these extreme readers have read at least eight of the 15 books recommended by the Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) that will make up the book bowl competition. The Book Bowl will be broadcast on the Marion Education Channel, the same cable channel that broadcasts the school board meetings and county commission meetings. Good luck and have fun. 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Acceptable driving record & clean background reqd. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc. (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us AIRLINE CAREERS Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769 AIRLINE CAREERS Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769 AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAAapproved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing available CALLAviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769 CLERICAL The Centers is seeking a clerical Program Assistant to work in a fastpaced outpatient setting in Lecanto. 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Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Bnet CARE MANAGER The Centers is seeking a Bachelors level Care Manager to coordinate mental health svcs for children enrolled in Behavioral Health Network. Extensive travel required in Citrus & Hernando Counties. Use of personal vehicle reqd., State mileage rate pd. Work hours dictated by caseload. Please submit salary. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Todays New Ads 3 pc. Oak Entertainment Center, good cond. $265. obo 352-489-0976 Dunnellon Apr 27th, Sat 8am-2pm WAHOO SERTOMA Proceeds to Benefit Sertoma speech and hearing projects plus local charities Gruffs Tap & Grill Hwy 41 Dunnellon Cemetery plot Dunnellon Memorial Gardens Cemetery Single Burial/Full Casket on Block D sec 154 Lot # 4 Pd $1365 price to sell at $1100. 352-388-3892 Schedule of EventsTODAY 8:30 to 9 a.m. Book Bowl practice in the Media Center FRIDAY DMS FFA Vegetable Judging at the University of Florida. MONDAY, APRIL 29 Historical Figures visit DMS compliments of Mr. Williams History classes 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. Brain Bowl Practice. TUESDAY, APRIL 30 Historical Figures visit DMS compliments of Mr. Williams History classes 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. Brain Bowl Practice. 8:30 to 9 a.m. Book Bowl practice in the Media Center 3:40 to 5 p.m. Track practice; Students must make transportation arrangements prior to staying for practice. WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 1:40 p.m. Early release day; two hours earlier than normal. SMALLRIDGE continued from page 14 SOFTBALL continued from page 12 game and practice. Overall, the Lady Tigers had four seniors Tiara Thomas, Brianna Cassanova, Carmon Rievera and Zahyrimar Oteero on the team, so with at least nine players returning next year, Sibbald believes the Lady Tigers have a solid base to build upon in the coming years as girls flag football appears to be growing in popularity, at least statewide. The Florida High School Activities Association is one of two states nationwide to recognize girl flag football as a sanctioned sport, meaning at some point in the future, the Lady Tigers could compete for a state championship. I will definitely play next year and cant wait, Winn said. Overall, the Lady Tigers competed in six regular season contests before playing in the county championships Saturday at West Port High School. Vanguard won the inaugural county title, besting the six-team field. In the county championship, Dunnellon knocked off North Marion, 14-0, before falling to Belleview, 13-7, in the semifinals. I made a bad call in the first half which allowed them to have an interception, Sibbald said, lamenting the outcome which could have had the Lady Tigers competing for their first county title in the sport. Sibbald said the best plays of the season came against Crystal River in which freshman Tyra Thomas had a 60-yard touchdown reception while defensive back Courtney Heinritz had four interceptions in the contest. FLAGSHIP continued from page 13 JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsAshlee Winn passes the ball to a receiver downfield during the Lady Tigers regular-season finale against North Marion and West Port.

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Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 19 429-0425 RIV 5/8/13 Sale Date NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. gives Notice of foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 5/8/13 1635 NE 32nd Ave, Ocala, FL34470 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids SALE 5/8/13 A T 9:00 AM 1998 PLYM GRAND VOYAGER 2P4GP4434WR787261 SALE 5/8/13 A T 9:10 AM 2001 BUICK CENTURY 2G4WY55J811132667 SALE 5/8/13 A T 9:10 AM 2002 HYUN SONATA KMHWF35H72A706397 April 25, 2013 432-0425 RIV 5/10 and 5/17 Sale Dates NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s)at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL34470 and 2157 NE Jax Rd., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 5/10/13 at 9:00 am 2008 DODGE 2B3KA43R98H214839 5/17/13 at 9:00 am 1988 FORD 1FTEX15N8JKA10705 April 25, 2013 430-0425 RIV 5/11/13 Sale Date NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. gives Notice of foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 5/11/13 at 1635 NE 32nd Ave, Ocala, FL 34470 pursuant to subsection 713.78 Florida Statutes. S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids SALE 5/1 1 A T 10:00 AM 2003 HYUN ACCENTGL KMHCG45C53U484999 April 25, 2013 419-0425 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ACTION BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSING IN RE: The license to practice nursing of Jillayne Marie Saliga, L.P.N. 5704 Southeast 2nd Place Ocala, Florida 34480 & 2310 SE 30th Place Ocala, Florida 34471 & 623 Santa Barbara Place Cape Coral, Florida 33990 CASE NO.: 2011-10489 LICENSE NO.: LPN 5156303 The Department of Health has filed an Administrative Complaint against you, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting, Matthew G. Witters, Assistant General Counsel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida 32399-3265, (850) 245-4444. If no contact has been made by you concerning the above by May 16, 2013, the matter of the Administrative Complaint will be presented at an ensuing meeting of the Board of Nursing in an informal proceeding. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending this notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the notice. Telephone: (850) 245-4444, 1-800-955-877(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2013 433-0425 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE City of Dunnellon, Florida, Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Report Available In accordance with S. 163.356(3)(c), Florida Statutes, the City of Dunnellon CRAhas developed the annual report for its activities for the predeeding fiscal year, including a complete financial statement setting forth assets, liabilities, income, and operating expenses as of the end of fiscal year 2012. This report has been filed with the City Clerk and is available for inspection during business hours in the office of the Clerk, located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida, phone number 352-465-8500. In addition, the report is available in the office of the CRA, located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida, phone number 352-465-8500. April 25, 2013 428-0502 RIVvs. McIntosh, Mary Case No. 42-2012-CA-000625 Notice of SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 42-2012-CA-000625 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. MARY L. MCINTOSH, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S), NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 8th, 2013 and entered in Case No. 42-2012-CA-000625 in the Circuit Court of the 5th Judicial Circuit in and for Marion County, Florida wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC was the Plaintiff and MARY L. MCINTOSH, ET AL., the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. by electronic sale at www.marion.realforeclose.com on the 13th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 15, BLOCK 1534, SILVER SPRINGS SHORES UNIT 47, A SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK J PAGES 339 THROUGH 341, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA. Tax ID: 9047-1534-15 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DAVID R. ELLSPERMANN, Clerk, Circuit Court By:/s/ C. COTTON, Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Tameka Gordon, the ADA Coordinator at the Office of the Trial Court Administrator, Marion County Judicial Center, 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, Telephone (352) 401-6710, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. April 25 & May 2, 2013 431-0502 RIV Estate of Puya, Blanche File No: 2013-CP-541 Notice To Creditors IN THE CIRCUITCOURTFOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Division: F File No.2013-CP-541 IN RE: ESTATE OF BLANCHE S. PUYA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BLANCHE S. PUYA, deceased, whose date of death was February 9, 2013, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 3427, is pending in the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 25, 2013. Personal Representative: BLANCHE TONI MAY 17997 SE 107th Court, Summerfield, Florida 34491 Attorney for Personal Representative: Melissa F. Williams, Attorney for BLANCHE TONI MAY Florida Bar Number: 0100084 MARYF. TROTTER P.A. 541 Fieldcrest Drive, The Villages, FL32162 Telephone: (352) 205-7245 Fax: (352) 205-7305 E-Mail: Melissa@trotterlaw.com April 25 & May 2, 2013 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 1988 Lincoln Twn Car White, customize to resemble El Ranchero $600 352-489-5386 HONDA Rebel, 250, less than 10,000 miles $1,400 (352) 489-7741 KINGs LAND CLEARING & TREE SERVICE Complete tree & stump removal hauling, demo & tractor work. 32 yrs. exp. (352) 220-9819 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 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403Riverland News Classifieds Get Results! 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 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Credit Scores above 575 Qualify for several land/home packages in the Tri-County area 352-795-2377 Buy 1-3bd Homes From $1000/mo! PreForeclosured and Rent2OWN Homes! Bad Credit OK! Only 500 Credit Score Min! To learn more and access local listings call 1-866-955-0621 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 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. 3/2 on 1.5 Acres FHAApproved $2600 Down (Town of Hernando) 352-795-1272 Easter Sale Family Home Center Three Lot Model Clearance NO HIDDEN FEES $72,900 30 x 76 4/2 $69,900 30 x 60 3/2 $82,900 32 x 76 4/2 Price Incls: Delv, Set, A/C Skirting, Steps, upgraded appliances & Furniture Remember The Reason for The Season 352-795-1272 Own Your Own Land? Financing Available to purchase your next New or used Manufactured Home 352-795-1272 REPO FORECLOSURES Bank Owned /must sell Bad Credit No Problem Minimum needed down $5000 dollars Call 352-795-2377 We Will Buy Your Used Manufactured Homes 1976-2013 CASH 4 you, less than 30 DAYS 352-795-1272 INVERNESS 55+ park on water. Furnished 2bd, 1.5 bath, $595. Rent inc. grass cutting and your water. Call 352-476-4964 for details Dunnellon Apr 27th, Sat 8am-2pm WAHOO SERTOMA Proceeds to Benefit Sertoma speech and hearing projects plus local charities Gruffs Tap & Grill Hwy 41 Dunnellon Protect your IRAand 401(k) from inflation by owning physical gold or silver! Tax-free, hassle-free rollovers. Free Gold Guide AMERICAN BULLION, (800) 527-5679 ALLAUTOS WANTED with or without title. Any cond. make or model. We pay up to $10,000 and offer free towing. (813) 505-6939 KATBUNNFormally from Crystal River Mall, NOW at Kountry Girl Salon, styling for 15+ year, specializing in Color and High Fasion Color (pinks,blues,purples,ect) 30day speical Color and Hair Cut $57.00 and Hair cut $10 with ad. call for an appointment 352-339-4902 or stop in and visit me at 19240 East Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, Fl www.hairbykatbunn. weebly.com BRING YOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL 55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent includes grass cutting and your water 1 Bedroom, 1 bath @$350 inc. H20 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 352-476-4964 For Details! VILLAGE TOYOTA 000EHR3 www.villagetoyota.com 352-628-5100 With Approved Credit for full and limited term. Cannot combine with other offers. APR must complete sale and delivery between April 2, 2013 and April 30, 2013. Ask our associates for more information. 2 year / 25,000 mile Complimentary Maintenance Program when you purchase or lease a new 2012 or 2013 Toyota vehicle 0 % FINANCING 2013 Corolla 2013 Camry Hybrid 2013 Camry SPECIAL 36* MONTH LEASE PROGRAMS 2013 Corolla . . . . . . . . $ 149 per mo. $2,548 due 2013 Camry . . . . . . . . . $ 199 per mo. $2,598 due 2013 Camry Hybrid . . $ 249 per mo. $2,648 due 2013 Prius C . . . . . . . . $ 199 per mo. $2,598 due 2013 Prius . . . . . . . . . . $ 229 per mo. $2,628 due 2013 Prius V . . . . . . . . $ 279 per mo. $2,678 due 2013 Avalon . . . . . . . . $ 299 per mo. $2,698 due 2013 Rav4 . . . . . . . . . . $ 259 per mo. $2,887 due 2013 Highlander Gas . $ 279 per mo. $2,678 due 2013 Tacoma . . . . . . . . $ 239 per mo. $2,638 due 2013 Venza . . . . . . . . . $ 279 per mo. $2,678 due 2013 Sienna . . . . . . . . $ 269 per mo. $2,668 due 2013 Tacoma . . . . . . . . $ 239 per mo. $2,638 due 2013 Tundra . . . . . . . . $ 299 per mo. $2,698 due 11 MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM! 11 MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM! 2012 Prius C 2013 Prius 2013 Prius V 2013 Highlander Gas 2013 Venza 2013 Tacoma 2013 Tundra 2013 Sienna LAST NEW 2012 CAMRY *Tax, Title and Dealer Fees Suggested Retail $28,100 Discount $5,605 $ 22,495* SAVE $ 5,605

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 Vol 31 No. 27 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Teen undergoes heart transplantAngus Standridge, the 13-year-old son of the late Michelle Standridge, has a new heart, the family announced Monday on Facebook. In March, doctors diagnosed Standridge with cardiomyopathy, caused by a virus that settles in the heart. The virus caused advanced damaged to his heart, the family told the Riverland News. While waiting for the new heart, Standridge underwent a nine-plushour surgery March 4 to have a Berlin heart implanted. Now that he has the new heart, he is no longer tethered to the device. Standridges heart transplant surgery lasted nine hours, having started at 2 a.m. Monday and ending at approximately 11. For more about this story, see the May 2 edition of the Riverland News.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 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 schoolage 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 hopes for call from NFL Like millions of other Americans, Lerentee McCray will be glued to his sofa or recliner, cell phone nearby, tuned into the NFL Network today through Saturday to watch the live telecast of the NFL Draft. But McCray isnt like those million other NFL fans who will watch the NFL Draft, analyzing every pick of their favorite team. No, McCray is hopeful hell be one of the hundreds of draft selections crazed NFL fans will analyze. The former Dunnellon High School All-American, who recently completed his collegiate career will be glued to the TV screen with his cell phone nearby, waiting on a call from one of the 30 NFL teams, telling him the news: Were going to draft you. Which team will likely draft the 6-foot-4, 245 pound defensive stalwart is unknown. McCray said McCray could become second Tiger to play pro football JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See NFL page 9 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsGlenn Takahashi crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon nine minutes after two bombs exploded. Local runner heard explosions Glenn Takahashi has seen his fair share of finishes at the Boston Marathon, but none like what saw in the distance April 15, nine minutes after completing the grueling 26.2-mile course in about four hours. The Rainbow Springs resident was about two to two-and-a-half blocks away from the finish line, when he and his wife heard the first of two explosions. Seconds later, he heard the second bomb go off as the couple was making their way toward their car. Takahashi explained when runners complete the race they are encouraged to keep moving away from the finish line so other runners can make it through unscathed and without participants lingering about. I was just walking through to get my medal, Resident had finished marathon after bombs went off JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See RUNNER page 11 Birthday bash SIERRA OLIVER/For the Riverland NewsNine-year-old Kiana Maxwell embraces Marie Collins, a lifelong resident of Dunnellon, during a recent celebration for her 100th birthday. Collins was honored at Timberridge Rehab Facility and by her church family. During the celebrations, Collins sang gospel music for her family and friends. Lifelong resident honored with 100th birthday parties Although the century-old body is weak and frail, her voice is still beautiful, strong and powerful. Marie Collins, a lifelong resident of Dunnellon, celebrated her 100th birthday recently by singing gospel music for her family and friends. Ive sang as long as I can remember, Collins said after she sang her third song. Now somebody else sing. Playing the piano, singing and directing the choir at her church for more than 50 years are just some of the many things she has accomplished in her lifetime. She remembered that she was head of housekeeping at the Dinner Bell Hotel, an operating room technician for 10 years at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness and secretary of the Middle District Womens Convention to the Bethel Baptist Church. She was married to Darvin Charles DC Collins for 35 years and they both agreed that Dunnellon should always be their home. We went to south Florida for about three months and when we got home my husband said, Dont ever think about leaving here again, she said. I live just 100 feet from where I was born and that is where I stayed. After about 80 years her house needed too many repairs to fix and HUD built her another house on the same location. Her house was old and HUD built her a little bit bigger home than she had, her niece and neighbor, Rose Thomas, said about the three-bedroom, one and a halfbath, block house. Although they didnt have any offspring of their own, the couple did help raise many children to adulthood. She raised three nieces Allie, Hattie and Catherine, but they are all deceased now and shes outlived everyone, her niece, Linda McCone, said, who noted she helped rear Demetrius who now AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsCollins is surrouned by family members during a birthday celebration at Timberridge Rehab Facility in Ocala. Tree Board will review ordinanceWhen the Dunnellon City Council began the process of writing a Tree Ordinance in 2006, it was a long, laborious effort that eventually took 18 months to complete. The ordinance, officially adopted in 2007, had plenty of input from city officials as well as the public. The current City Council as well as many of the citizens, who offered their input for the now 6-year-old ordinance, know it has merit, but needs tweaking. So unlike the Councils plan to begin the process of repealing the River Corridor Ordinance, adopted in 2008, city officials are seeking input from staff. The staff will make recommendations, but those will go to the Tree Board first at which time those board members will make suggestions to the City Council. Vice Mayor Dennis Evans, who made the motion to have the Tree Board review the ordinance, said the action is not only necessary, but warranted. They need to review this and make some necessary changes, said Evans, who has been widely criticized for seeking a repeal of the River Corridor Ordinance. I believe there are items in there that could put the city into some possible legal situations. Rainbow Springs resident Bill Vibbert, who provided input when city officials first Council calls for tweak of tree policy See POLICY page 3 AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See BASH page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Lerentee McCray hopes to earn a shot to play in NFL when the league hosts its annual draft.

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Commission to host town hall meetingResidents will have an opportunity to meet and speak with their county representatives from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, at the Dunnellon Public Library, when the Marion County Board of County Commissioners will host a town hall meeting to speak with residents in their districts. Overall, the commission will host 10 town hall gatherings in total, two in each commission district. For information about the town halls, call the County Commission Office at 352-438-2323.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, announces 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 465-4864.2 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000EIHD Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 Federal Government Insurance Code #104, #105, #111, or #112 CHECK YOUR QUALIFICATIONS CALL 352-291-1467 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 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. Inglis Ave., Inglis DUNNELLON 352-465-1919 11707 N. Williams St., Dunnellon Across from Bank of America High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Lab EKG Pap Smears 000EPV2 HOMES STARTING AT $32,900 BEST OF THE BEST 2014 Jacobsen 3 BR/2 BA This home was built with 2 x 6 construction. Comes with China Labs sinks, ceiling fan preps in all rooms, 1 pc fiberglass tub and shower. It is built by the legendary Jacobsen Homes with their 53 year tradition. This is a limited opportunity. Must see this home to appreciate its value! WE HAVE OVER 30 MODELS ON DISPLAY WE HAVE OVER 40 MODELS ON DISPLAY NEW HOMES STARTING AT $ 32,900 TAYLOR MADE SALE 2460 Sq. Ft. of living 4 bedroom, Playroom & Retreat. Open Great Room and Beautiful Kitchen with Upgraded Whirlpool Appliances/Fireplace and many more options. Comes with 2 x 6 walls and 2 x 8 floor joists. 11 TIME WINNER 352-621-9181 2012 2012 2012 2012 TAYLOR MADE HOMES www.taylormade-homes.com 7165 US Hwy. 19, Homosassa, FL 1 mile south of Howards Flea Market WE WANT TRADE-INS. BEST PRICES PAID! SALE PRICE Delivery & Set-up $ 48,900 OR ONLY $ 385 57 NO MONEY DOWN per mo. wac. with A/C, Stairs & Skirting. Use Land Equity. SALE PRICE Delivery & Set-up $ 98,900 OR ONLY $ 662 73 NO MONEY DOWN per mo. wac. with A/C, Stairs & Skirting. Use Land Equity. FREE WASHER & DRYER With ad. Must present coupon prior to purchase. 000EGB4 COMMUNITY BRIEFS Boys & Girls Club members get lesson in safety AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsRobert Moon, deputy pilot with the Marion County Sheriffs Office, addresses children with the Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon on April 6 at Ernie Mills Park. Moon landed the offices helicopter at the park, allowing the youths to get a close-up look at the aircraft. Last week was National Boys & Girls Club Week nationwide.

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constructed the tree ordinance, applauded the City Council for its decision to tweak a pretty good ordinance, but one that needs a few changes. The ordinance took a long time to do, said Vibbert, noting the process to write it occurred during three different city managers terms. Its not a perfect ordinance and certainly needs to be tweaked. Vibbert implored the Council to make sure it gave the public plenty of notice and opportunity to participate in the process of proposing changes. We had really good participation the first time, he explained. We were able to engage in really good conversation. Evans and Councilwoman Lynne McAndrew told Vibbert it simply was not feasible to post extra notices in the paper, because of the timing for advertising. Im not talking about advertising, Im talking about a simple notice in the paper that the meeting has been planned, he said. I was just hoping youd go a step further than what the Sunshine Laws call for. A short debate about notifying the public included a suggesting that city officials could submit a public service announcement to the Riverland News two weeks before the Tree Board was to discuss the issue. The Tree Board, which typically meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday monthly, will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9. However, the Tree Board wont meet June through August as board members take a three-month hiatus before resuming their meetings in September, said Ronald Senykoff, a member of the Tree Board. Senykoff told the Council the Tree Board could begin discussions about revising and tweaking the Tree Ordinance in May, but would not likely have definitive changes in place until as late as October. He stressed to the Council if they would send the Tree Board their individual concerns about the ordinance that members could begin taking a closer look at the ordinance. In other action, the Council: Approved a contract for $31,445 with Goldfield Telecom, LC, for 60 Zhone 4222 ONTs and 40 Zhone 4220 ONTs for continued customer connections. Approved a proclamation recognizing Friday as Arbor Day. The city will partner with Dunnellon Elementary School for a project to plant more than 100 trees near the elementary school. Approved a proclamation recognizing Thursday, May 2, as National Day of Prayer. An event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Dunnellon City Boat Ramp. The Dunnellon City Council will host its next workshop at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Dunnellon City Hall. For an overview of the agenda, visit www. dunnellon.org. lives in New Jersey. She took him in when he was 5 and raised him until he was grown. Collins worked hard, volunteered at her church, took care of others and herself until just a few months ago. Her neighbors and family had helped Collins stay in her little home until she recently fell, and was taken to the hospital and then to Timberridge Nursing Facility. With Collins feeling better, the nursing home and family held a surprise birthday party for her, complete with cake, punch, balloons and karaoke. Randy Campbell brought a card, almost as big as Collins, with about 100 signatures and good wishes written on it. Im retiring her as Chairman of the Board of the South Dunnellon Civic Association, Campbell said. Ive got signatures for her card from the community of south Dunnellon, uptown, Chatmire and Timberridge. John Mells, a longtime neighbor, brought her flowers and good wishes. You are a pillar of our community and all the young people appreciate all your contributions, Mells said. She also received a call from her pastor, Abraham Robinson, of Second Bethel Baptist Church in Dunnellon, because he was out of town and unable to be at the party. During the party Collins sang and came up with answers when family couldnt remember a name or event. Grace has brought me this far and grace will carry me on, she said after singing Amazing Grace.Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at Augie@ ThingsInTown.com. Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 3 000EL0F 000EHY3 DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted Tickets available Now at www.walkerfest.org All proceeds benefit local charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Wounded Warriors & United Way Advanced Purchase $20 bleacher $35 infield (Bring your own chair) $75 VIP (w/food & drink) (Reserved Seating) Day of Event $45 bleacher/field Based on availability $75 VIP (w/food & drink) Friday, June 21st, Gates Open at 5:00 PM Citrus County Speedway Inverness, FL 000ELJO Solution to puzzle on Page 11 BASH continued from page 1 AmemberoftheFloridaPressAssociation352-489-2731 352-489-6593(Fax)The RiverlandNews servesDunnellonandthesurroundingareas:Blue Cove,Chatmire,HillsofOcala,LakeTropicana,RainbowsEnd,Rainbow LakesEstates,AlltheRainbowSpringsArea,RioVistaandVogtSprings.The RiverlandNews isdeliveredonThursdaytosubscribersbyour carriersandmail.Thenewspaperisalsoavailableinsideareastores andatvariousboxesthroughoutthecommunity.Localsubscriptionrate is$27ayear.CallforFloridaandout-of-Floridarates. 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The city will partner with Dunnellon Elementary School for a project to plant more than 100 trees near the elementary school. Rainbow River cleanup scheduled May 18The 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.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. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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4 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 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 Resident extends sympathy to Dunnellon merchantsThe Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce organizes two festivals each year Boomtown Days and Jazz Up Dunnellon bringing people to town and giving our visitors the opportunity to see how nice our town really is. Visitors have the opportunity to visit the shops of local merchants during these festivals and perhaps even leave a little money behind with the shopkeeper as they exit the store. Not so much the case with Boomtown Days this past weekend. Sure the non-Chamber of Commerce weather played a factor on some of that, but then so did all the yellow tape. Festival goers wanting, not only to enjoy the Boomtown Festivities, but also wanting to browse a few of the historic district shops or restaurants had to step over or duck under yards and yards of yellow crime-scene like tape to enter Penn Station, Bonnies Antiques and Always Something. Penn Station had it especially bad. Visitors going into the festival area from US 41 on to Pennsylvania Avenue, walked by Penn Station before even getting to the admission gate so all that yellow tape wasnt even necessary. Yet there it was yellow tape around the poles on the right-of-way keeping away potential customers not willing to risk breaking a limb stepping over or ducking under the yellow tape to eat a sandwich. One merchant impacted by the yellow tape said chamber officials didnt want people coming out of the stores or restaurant and getting into the festival without paying the admission. Yes, perhaps a few people might slip into the crowd without giving up their $2 had gone into Bonnies Antiques or Always Something instead of walking to the admissions gates, but those numbers would have been minimal. The chamber was formed to serve the business community and they could have done that better with a little less yellow tape during this past weekend. Michel Northsea,Dunnellon What issues are city really trying to avoid?I fully expected to have to walk around the elephant in the room to reach the podium in the April 17 City Council workshop. Although invisible, its there. I hoped these questions Disclosing full report best for all No need to ask whats on everybodys mind this past week. Details and graphic scenes of the bombing at the Boston Marathon are everywhere. Horrific pictures that nobody wants to see, yet we cant bury our heads in the sand and pretend this didnt happen. We cant afford to look the other way. Should we be shocked? No, I guess not. Still the images are disturbing to say the least, and the thought that somebody methodically planned this out, to harm so many people, is rather hard to comprehend. Our hearts are broken once again. The third Monday in April is known as Patriots Day as Boston opens its doors to athletes from all around the world to compete in the worlds oldest annual running tradition. Someone chose to terrorize and divide us, right where we had chosen to celebrate and come together. To strike at such an event, targeting bystanders whose only thought was joy at seeing their loved ones cross the finish line, and to aim at everything that we stand for: community, healthy competition, brotherhood and triumph. I love what George Takei, famous actor and activist had to say: Boston is the birthplace of American liberty and independence, the town that gave us John and Samuel Adams, as well as John, Robert and Ted Kennedy. Its home to some of Americas oldest and most prestigious universities, and boasts some of its mightiest athletic franchises. But wherever the threat came from, Bostonians are tough and resilient people accustomed to overcoming obstacles. They dont take anything lying down. In the same way that New Yorkers prevailed, so too will Boston. You dont mess with Bostonians. But even with all this evil in the world, we still want to believe that man is basically good, that we are safe; that we are able to hold a rally, or send our children to school, or simply go about our daily lives without being in harms way. Americans have been blessed with freedom, in a society where we can assemble peaceably and without fear. Sometimes we take this for granted. Attacks such as this one make the fear all too real. President Obama said: Anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. Now the hard part, when all the human interest stories start pouring in. Everyone is talking about 8year-old, Martin Richard, who was tragically killed. He had so proudly hugged his dad as he crossed the finish line only to step back onto the sidewalk and into the danger of a mad man. His sister and mother were critically injured. Two brothers have both had their legs amputated. Becky OPINIONS INVITEDThe 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. THE OTHER GUY LETTERS JERSEY GIRL GUEST COLUMN Spin doctor. Its a term used to describe someone who distorts or omits facts to mislead. Its a dangerous thing when tough decisions need to be made and the public should not tolerate it. Much has been said lately by so-called environmentalists, so lets get some facts straight. There is a great distance between environmentalism and nimbyism. Whether its buying land with public dollars, passing restrictive ordinances designed, not to protect the environment, but to restrict usage of property so the view from your dock is not marred by someone elses dock is not environmentalism, it is nimbyism. As we have seen, this ultimately is a danger to the environment. Recent Letters to the Editor referring to the final report by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) concerning Nutrient TMDL for the Rainbow Springs group and group run glaringly omitted the findings of the report that the overwhelming sources for elevated nitrate levels in the Rainbow River are, in fact, not residential runoff from fertilizers used on lawns or even golf courses, but horse and cattle farms. The overwhelming thrust of the report was to point out that there are approximately 682 square miles in the springshead recharge area. This means a cattle farm in Williston can have much more of a negative environmental impact than property abutting the Rainbow River itself. Yet those who label themselves as environmentalist continue to set themselves up as the self-appointed dictators for what others may do with their own property. The River Corridor Ordinance was designed, not to protect the river, but to impede the use of the Rainbow River Ranch property from reasonable usage. This, in turn, began a series of lawsuits that the city has sunk considerable funds into, which of course led to red-light cameras and utility buyouts that have crippled the local economy. This will expose the area and its ecosystem to dangerous adventures into industry at the airport and lands east of the river. As we watch history repeat itself with a relative newcomer to the area, once again moving here and demanding we all listen to them because years ago, in a far away place, they knew something. Dunnellon has many challenges ahead of it: protecting the river and its ecology will not be accomplished by nimbys. True environmentalist need to be vigilant in discerning between those who feel entitled to dictate terms to property owners and those who wish to seriously address the science of our aquifer. Land grabs have brought us nothing but economic harm and, worse, have threatened the health of the river. Make no mistake Dunnellon, the so called River Protection Ordinance along with other selectively enforced ordinances such as the Tree Ordinance are designed not for protection, but to prohibit property Officials, residents better off ignoring advice of nimbys Unfortunately, evil walks among us Pierpont Consulting has completed its fiveweeklong indepth query into Greenlight Dunnellon Communications, and while the City Council and other officials have been briefed about the report, citizens await the companys findings about the future of the highly ambitious fiber to the home program. Frankly, the report paints a bleak picture about the future of the enterprise endeavor the city undertook in November 2010 when officials secured more than $7 million in financing through Regions Bank in Orlando. While I have not personally seen the report, and dont expect to in the immediate future, there have been plenty of public musings from officials who have been briefed about the study. Im not the lone person who has voiced a concern about the extravagant spending since officials secured the financing without placing it on a ballot, creating a referendum and allowing taxpayers to decide the future of such an initiative. Every move, thus far, has been an ingredient in a recipe for disaster. First off, before the first dollar was made, Greenlight had a full staff in place. Those folks were paid while training for their new respective positions. Then unexpected delays were encountered. Unexpected perhaps, but when the main ingredient in a fiber to the home program is fiber, maybe, just maybe, you make sure you have it in hand before doing anything else. The problem, of course, was not that it was a shortterm delay or a one-time problem. It happened twice and the delay on acquiring fiber was almost a year. Yet those folks who were employed continued drawing a paycheck and benefits for providing top-notch customer service, for a nonexistent product. Even worse, the City Council continued rubber-stamping expenditures. And not one single public official, at any time, suggested temporarily laying those folks off and suspending all purchases until the fiber was securely in hand. The problem here is the mismanagement of a multimillion-dollar investment that ultimately falls on the backs of taxpayers, from homeowners to business owners to those who spend their money at those businesses. The second crux of the See LETTERS page 5 See JERSEY page 5 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 5 JERRY VAUGHN Special to the Riverland News See GUEST page 5

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problem stems from red-light cameras and utility purchases, the levy of a surcharge, which prompted boycotts of businesses throughout the area. Its a terrible way to treat the small business owner, whose lifeblood is their business, to anger a sizable portion of their customer base. So after multiple delays, egregious spending of most, if not all, of the $7.3 million as well as angering a sizable chunk of your potential customer base, the money came due. It wasnt there the first time and banking officials were polite and agreed to a delay. Funds werent there the second time a payment was expected and officials reworked the structure of the loan agreement. So when the first bond payment came due, we didnt have the money. When the bond payment was due a year later, officials reworked it, delaying the inevitable. Now, bond payments will be due in November and the money likely wont be there. The disaster is complete, so whenever city officials choose to present the information from the $15,000 study, it would behoove them to release the report in full. Otherwise, residents are likely to scoff at further notions Greenlight is a viable enterprise operation for tax coffers. Mismanagement has played a pivotal role in all of it, so its not a matter of Greenlight failing, just a matter of when. When it does, it will set off a chain-reaction of diehard consequences that city officials will likely be held accountable for. Roche was crossing the finish line just as the bomb exploded. Her mother and close friend were seriously injured and have both had surgery. What should have been a proud moment quickly turned into disaster. Did you know there was a group from Newtown, Conn., running the 26-mile marathon in honor of the 26 Sandy Hook Elementary students and teachers who were killed? Thank God none of them were injured. These are the stories that can truly tear your heart out and make you weep. Innocence lost over such a senseless crime. After the Columbine shootings, I sat there day after day and watched every minute of footage that was posted. At the time, I dont think there had ever been such a horrific crime of that nature. I had every childs name memorized and could tell you something about every one of them. I remember one little girl, Rachel Scott, vividly perhaps because her father was so vocal in his pain, a pain no family should have to endure. Knowing, without a doubt, that had I been there when the bomb exploded I would have run in the opposite direction as fast as I could, it is with awe that I hear about the people who ran toward the sound to help. Courage like that is hard to find, and something to be proud of. So life goes on for most of us. Until the next time something horrible happens. How do we make it stop? Or is it even possible? I would like to think there is more good than bad in this world; more mentally healthy people than the insane; and more kindness than evil. owners from usage where it conflicts with the view of members of the Rainbow River Conservation Inc., which currently and for the past 12 years have been running the city, whether through Fred Ward, who was indeed funded by members of the RRC, or our current puppet mayor. Some council members have begun to see the light. I applaud them. Just like with John Taylor, the best mayor the city of Dunnellon has had in the past 20plus years, the zealots will now attempt to impugn your integrity. They will insinuate you are in bed with developers. They are spin doctors and nimbys, and Dunnellon would do well to move forward without them. would illuminate it. Why do towns like Ocala and Micanopy get grants and overwhelmingly vote to preserve natural resources while Dunnellon seems intent on eviscerating them? Ocala recently obtained a $10,000 grant to identify all trees with GPS to track and preserve their health. Micanopy, where I originally intended to move before buying locally, voted a tax to purchase and preserve Old Florida landscapes surrounding it. Decisions by Dunnellons City Council, however, seem determined to neuter or eliminate the few protections its trees and river have, while simultaneously claiming support for development of ecotourism thats based upon the health of those very resources. What would Dunnellon be without the lush ambience of its trees and the Rainbow River, sources of its current and future ecotourism efforts? Even as Dunnellon is facing a multimillion dollar debt crisis of bankruptcy proportions, some members of Council seem intent on promoting an agenda that seems to favor personal interests over the immediate fiscal crisis Dunnellon faces. Observers have lost count of the times Councilman Dennis Evans has referenced his own riverfront property during these deliberations. Why is there such a rush to change and or eliminate the Tree and River Protection Ordinances, even as Rome (Dunnellon) burns? Why is it necessary to eliminate the River Ordinance instead of merely repairing it? Why are these items posted on the Council agendas at the last possible moment, if not to discourage voters from knowing about them and attending the meetings? Perhaps there is little public outcry among Dunnellon residents and proprietors whose livelihoods and property values depend so heavily upon these natural resources because they arent given time to do so. Why is Dunnellon about to become the only river city in Florida without a River Protection Ordinance when the simple resolution to its problems is to repair it instead of eliminating it and starting all over? What possible plans might some have for the time period when there is no River Protection Ordinance at all? The original ordinance took about 18 months to craft with input from dozens of Dunnellon citizens, public officials, consultants and conservation experts. Lastly, why was Margaret Longhill, longtime Dunnellon resident, former Dunnellon Commissioner, founder of the Will McClain festival, environmental advocate and cherished member of the community told to sit down at a recent meeting, while a local river property owner/developer was allowed to speak at least four or five times at the same public meeting? Whats the real agenda here? Whats the purpose of it? Who stands to benefit most? Why is it more important than Dunnellons immediate and severe fiscal crisis? Others can speculate for themselves about the real identity of the elephant in the room. Im thinking Micanopy might have been a better choice after all. But Im here to stay now. I like Dunnellon. I patronize its businesses. I spend a lot of time in the river. I want to see it and Dunnellon healthy and sound. Its not too late for Council to turn this worrisome and distressing tide. I hope they will.Kathryn Taubert,Rainbow SpringsRiverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 5 LETTERScontinued from page 4 GUESTcontinued from page 4 JERSEYcontinued from page 4 000EKPA 20372 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon 489-2100 000EPB9 IRENE GOSSETT of Heads Up Hair Design has joined the team at youToepia Day Spa! For appointments with Irene, call 352-489-2105 yo u T oepia yo u T oepia yo u T oepia Day Spa Day Spa Day Spa 000EJ52 OT HERcontinued from page 4 Friends of the Library book store openThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Book Store is inside the library 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. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends Book Store, with all proceeds benefiting the Dunnellon Public Library. 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. 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. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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6 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 ABOVE: Four-year-old Gage Lopez points to a relative as he enjoys a ride on the midway Sunday morning at Boomtown Days Dunnellon. Eventgoers enjoyed the cool, fall-like weather as the rain steered clear of the festival. LEFT: Avery Sims, 2, enjoys an ice cream sample Sunday from Baskin Robbins. BELOW: Bethany Vaughn, 9, keeps an eye on Tonya DeRose as she applies paint to her forehead at a face painting booth. TOP: Belly dancer Ariel Buchko entertains the crowd Sunday during her performance on the Main Stage at Boomtown Days Dunnellon. ABOVE: Singer Taylor Dane Myers sings while playing a short set on the Mainstage on Sunday at Boomtown. 16-year-old Cote Deonath sure gave a performance fitting for, well the King himself. Deonath, who made his professional debut as an Elvis Presley tribute artist at the age of 5 on the Boomtown stage, made his first hometown appearance in three years Saturday before the skies unloaded. Photos by STEVIE WHITE and JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News Elvis shakes up Boomtown Toes were tapping and hands were clapping Sunday afternoon in the Downtown Historic District. While plenty of crafts and savory treats garnered plenty of attention, it was the King of Rock N Roll who brought the house down Sunday on the Main Stage during the second day of the annual festival. While it might have been the real Elvis Presley, 16-year-old Cote Deonath sure gave a performance fitting for, well the King himself. Deonath, who made his professional debut as an Elvis Presley tribute artist at the age of 5 on the Boomtown stage, made his first hometown appearance in three years Saturday before the skies unloaded. The Dunnellon High sophomore was back on stage Sunday, under cloudy skies and in front of a large audience who raved about the youngsters performance as Presley, belting out a variety of tunes made famous by the late 1950s to early 1970s singer. It was awesome, Deonath said about performing for his hometown crowd. I appreciate everyone for coming out to see me. I was really nervous about performing in front of them since its been a few years, but the crowd was great and I think we all had a great time. Vicki Leonard, a board member with the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, praised Deonaths performance, calling it the best shes ever seen. Ive been to (Las) Vegas and saw an Elvis tribute artist there, she said. (Deonath) is the best by far. Hes the best Ive seen. He could make a career out of this if he wanted to. It was a much different, and better, scene compared to Saturday when teeth were chattering as eventgoers at Boomtown Dunnellon were bundled up and toting umbrellas as cold and rain replaced the warm, sunny days leading up to the annual event celebrating 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. Despite the cold, rainy weather Saturday, the crowd enjoyed the festivities Sunday, said Beverly Leisure, the executive director of the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce. It was awesome, she said of the crowd and weather. It was beautiful. The weather Saturday was disappointing, but it held up nicely and everyone has been enjoying the event. Leisure said the local talent, which included Deonath, local musician Taylor Dane Myers, belly dancer Ariel Buchko and others was a positive. Though Myers band wasnt able to perform Saturday, the 19-year-old performed an acoustic set Saturday at Abigails Caf and gave an abbreviated performance Sunday at the Main Stage. Myers, the son of Dane and Nancy Myers, is hopeful his band can perform at Jazz Up in October. Theyre all amazing, Leisure said of the local performers. We certainly didnt have to look far for talent, and were certainly going to see about getting more local performers for next year. We dont have to go far to find it. I cannot wait until next year; its going to be bigger and better. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Photos by STEVIE WHITE and JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News

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Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 7 ABOVE: The other two girls to partiicpate in the Little Mr. and Miss Dunnellon pageant included Amber Stivers, 7, left, the Little Miss Dunnellon runner-up and and Rionna Garino, 6, right, who received a special participation award. BELOW: Parker Raulerson, 6, left, was this years Little Mr. Dunnellon runner-up while Dalton Stivers, now 5, also received a special participation award. Taking home the big trophies in this years Little Mr. and Miss Dunnellon pageant were Jimmie Smith-Dwyer, 5, left, and Rileigh Tuck, 6. Not pictured are runner-ups Parker Raulerson and Amber Stivers, 7, and special participation awardees Dalton Stivers, now 5, and Rionna Garino, 6. The six youths spent five weeks preparing for the annual Boomtown tradition. Photos by JULIE MANCINI and STEVIE WHITE/For the Riverland News It doesnt matter if you win or lose, its what you do with your dancing shoes. Everyone knows when theres a pageant, there can only be one winner, right? Well, when it comes to Boomtown Days Little Mr. & Miss Dunnellon Pageant, all of them are winners, because the real fun is being on stage and showing the audience what theyve spent weeks practicing. Beginning March 23, the children met Saturday mornings at the Moose Lodge to begin their practice. And with six contestants this year, it sure was a treat getting to teach choreography to a group of children, ages ranging from 4-7 years old. My favorite part is watching the kids grow, building confidence and getting to know each other, said Tammy Raulerson, the Little Mr. and Miss Dunnellon Pageant routine instructor. And after spending a total of five Saturdays together, the group had definitely learned a few things, including a new song, set of dance moves, and some more things about themselves. Its about having fun on stage, said 6-year-old Parker Raulerson, this years Little Mr. Dunnellon runner-up. I get excited and like being in front of the people. They all shined up there on that stage regardless of the damp weather and slippery conditions, even Riverland News Editor Jeff Bryan, who emceed the event. But taking home the big trophies were Jimmie Smith-Dwyer, 5, the new Little Mr. Dunnellon, and Rileigh Tuck, 6, the new Little Miss Dunnellon. Runnerups were Parker Raulerson and Amber Stivers, 7, and receiving special participation awards were Dalton Stivers, now 5, and Rionna Garino, 6. STEVIE WHITE For the Riverland News

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8 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 ABOVE: Festivalgoers at Boomtown Days Dunnellon had to bundle up and make good use of umbrellas as thunderstorms wiped out most of the first day of the annual two-day event in the Downtown Historic District. RIGHT: Two young pups model their newly purchased doggie couture from Repeat Boutique. BELOW: Annaleigh Haigh, 14 months, pets a dog while enjoying the festivities with her family. ABOVE: Justin Yancey, right, Boomtown Mayor, poses with Mayor Nathan Whitt, left, and Beverly Leisure, executive director of the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce. BELOW: Sam Bleckinger makes his way through the crowd on West Pennsylvania Avenue during Boomtown Days Dunnellon as his 5-year-old daughter, Jasmine, sits on top of his shoulders while 13-month-old Julia enjoys a ride in a stroller. Alice and Art Miller of Dunnellon check out a 1957 Chevy as it arrives Sunday for the Lions Club car show, a Boomtown Days ritual for car enthusiasts and car lovers. More than 30 classic automobiles could be admired throughout most of the day. Photos by JEFF BRYAN and JULIE MANCINI/Riverland News A booming good time

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RS Garden Club meeting todayThe 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. 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 Quit smoking program slatedDo you smoke? Do you dip? Do you spit? Do you want to quit? Quit Smoking Now is a free, six-session group program to help you quit tobacco. The program, developed by exsmokers for those who want to stop, will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 14 through June 18, at the Dunnellon Public Library. The program also includes help for other forms of tobacco, such as cigars, dip, chew, etc. The program offers free nicotine patches, lozenges, and/or gum (while supplies last), as well as follow-up support. For information or to register, call 866-3412730. Strengths: Versatile defender who rushes the passer from either side of the line, with his hand down or standing up. Solid get-off from a hand-down position, can stay low and has excellent flexibility to turn the corner, length to wrap up quarterbacks and separate the ball on impact. Also wins B-gap by coming off low and strong. Uses his length to get leverage when bull-rushing or facing double teams on the edge despite his slight build. Powerful hands that result in a jolt on contact. Works hard through blocks to reach the quarterback if the ball stays in the pocket. Hustles to chase plays across the line and downfield. Stays on his feet through cut blocks, uses his hands to keep balance. Agile enough to drop into a zone. Shows hands for the easy interception. Weaknesses: Has an injury history, also rotated out of games regularly; must prove stamina to be an everydown player. Lean defender who can be knocked off his path as a pass rusher by a strong punch. Relies on outside rush too often, needs counter moves to take advantage of inside lane. Struggles to get off blocks when leaning into his man on the edge. Must prove he has the agility and bend to move with receivers outside in coverage. Bottom Line: One particular game of note for McCray this season came against Texas A&M and Luke Joeckel, where McCrays powerful hands and strength gave Joeckel noticeable issues. McCray has missed nearly two seasons of games due to injuries. But when healthy, the former four-star high school recruit flashes enough strength, length and athleticism to be a midround pick capable of contributing as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 system. Source: www.nfl. com/draft/2013/profiles hes had conversations with multiple teams interested in drafting him for his skills on the football field. Currently, McCray is in the Top 150 on ESPN analyst Mel Kippers Big Board for defensive ends. Ive talked to a lot of teams, said McCray, who has worked out for the Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, to name a few. As to what team drafts him and what round he goes in, McCray said he isnt going to fret about it. Im just leaving it in Gods hands, he said. I definitely feel like Im getting drafted, its just about getting to the right team and being the right fit. I know God is going to put me in the right situation no matter where I go. Right now, Im just taking it day-by-day, just working hard, staying humble and staying dedicated to my task. Im always a positive person. I believe Ill get the chance to play in the big leagues. Thats always been the dream, going to the NFL. Its been the dream since I started playing as a kid. Had his career with the Gators panned out the way he envisioned it would when the four-star recruit signed with Florida, McCray acknowledges he might have been a higher draft selection. But, he said, he cannot dwell on his career, which came to a close with a loss in the Sugar Bowl to Louisville. It wasnt everything I hoped for coming in, explained McCray, who finished with 55 career tackles and 3.5 sacks. But I think thats the same for everyone coming into college football. I know, for me, I wanted to come in and be the best to come in and do it. I dont regret any of it. It made me a better man and it made me humble. Shoulder surgery after the season forced McCray to miss potential all-star contests as well as a chance to participate in the NFL combine in Indianapolis. While he couldnt participate in the physical activities at the NFL combine, he did go through the rigors of the team interviews. It wasnt really intense to me, he said. I had to tell them what Im about, which is what Ive done my whole life. We talked a lot about football and thats what I love, what I can do. It wasnt much of a hard experience for me. I wouldnt trade the experience for anything in the world. It definitely was a fun experience to talk to other people who think the same way I think. I am just hopeful a team will draft me, that I can work hard for them and have the opportunity to help them compete for a championship. Despite missing the drills at the NFL combine, McCray participated in two Pro Day events at Florida: one sponsored by the school as well as a private Pro Day he and Shariff Floyd, who is projected as a top 10 first round draft pick, hosted for professional teams. It was a good experience, just coming off surgery, not having been able to train for a long time, he said. Just being able to come out, with little preparation and little time, I was able to show teams I could still come out and do the things Im capable of doing. McCray, who completed his undergraduate studies and earned a bachelors degree in criminology and anthropology, has been spending his time working out in preparation for draft day and beyond. I just keep working day in, day out to perfect what I do, he said. I think I just bring the versatility teams will need. No matter what a team wants me to do, as long as they coach me, Ill do it to the best of my ability. Im just ready to go in and show what I can do and that they wont regret drafting me. McCray believes he does have something to prove, but not because of past successes or failures. You always have something to prove, no matter what, he said. Thats part of being competitive. If McCray is drafted and makes it in the NFL, he would join Dunnellons Ernie Mills as the only two high school football players to compete at the highest level in the sport. That would be cool, McCray admitted. To be alongside his name, to come back to Dunnellon and say I had a good, long career in the NFL. That would be phenomenal. But he also knows, from having conversations with former Gator teammates who are in the NFL, that its a business. Theyve told me its a great experience, but that its a job, he said. Theyve told me youve got to be able to come in ready to work. While hes ready to work, the former Tiger standout had plenty of advice for the current group of Dunnellon football players preparing for their next season at the prep level or for those moving onto the collegiate ranks. Remain humble and remain grounded, he said. Get your schoolwork done first; it comes first before football. If your grades are not where they need to be, youre going to be sitting around, saying, I could have played at the next level. You always have to stay positive, let your schoolwork translate over to the football field. Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 9 NEWS NOTES Scouting report Photo courtesy of UF athleticsLerentee McCray hopes one of 30 NFL teams selects him this weekend in the NFL Draft, which begins today and concludes Saturday. NFL continued from page 1 SO YOU KNOWThe 2013 NFL Draft begins at 8 p.m. today with the first round, followed by the second and third rounds at 6:30 p.m. Friday with Rounds four through seven at noon Saturday. The draft will air on the NFL Network. 000EKAF Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000EII6 SAVE THOUSANDS Lerentee McCray

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AA group to meet at First Baptist ChurchLight 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 352-476-2819 or email fendryck@ tampabay.rr.com.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 about this ministry, email Cindy Greaves at women@ caringpeople.org. Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-MeNot Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. Trained volunteers provide activities and refreshments. For information, call Grace Burks at 489-2580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963.Hospice COPD Support Group slates meetingsHospice of Marion County invites you to the only COPD Support Group in the county. The group is for anyone with breathing concerns and those who care about someone with a breathing problem. The Ocala Airheads meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday monthly at the West Marion Medical Plaza in the second floor community room. For information, call Leigh Hutson at 352-484-5458. Day of Prayer event scheduled May 2A National Day of Prayer event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the City Boat Ramp. May 2 marks the nationally recongized event. The local event will feature pastors and other dignitaries from around Dunnellon.Master Choir concert series slatedThe Central Florida Master Choir will present its Spring Concert, To the Moon and Bach, at 3 p.m. Sunday 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 and featuring solos/duets by Kathleen Barber, soprano; Marjorie Hart, alto; Lowell Smith, tenor; and Cory Stroup, bass. Church plans annual yard sale First 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.Community Chorale concert schedueldThe 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 Jones-Woods. 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 schedules flea market May 18The Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host its semiannual flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Father Stegeman Hall. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. Light refreshments will be served for a nominal fee. For information, call 489-5954.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. For more information check us out in Facebook at One Womans Prayer.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.Church schedules monthly fish frySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church, on the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East, will host its monthly fish fry from 4 to 6 p.m. the first Friday monthly through May. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. The public is welcome. For information, call 489-5954.10 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 Cowboy Church hosts sermon at Boomtown Days JULIE MANCIINI/For the Riverland NewsEd Anthony, center, pastor of the Cross at the River Cowboy Church in Dunnellon, sings to a crowd Sunday during Boomtown Days Dunnellon. Anthony gave a sermon to festivalgoers during the morning portion of the two-day event. 000EHTB 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. 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he said. Then the bomb went off. You could see the smoke. We didnt really know what happened we were beyond the finish line. Youre forced to keep moving forward, so we really didnt know what happened. We just heard the explosion, and a couple of seconds later we heard the second one. We had no idea what happened. And the couple had no plans of milling about to hear the news about what had happened at the finish line, but it wasnt long before they learned what had transpired. I met my wife, I got my stuff and picked up my running gear, Takahashi explained. We were driving out of Boston when the news came over the radio. Shock and disbelief filled their minds, he said. It would probably be something youd think that would be a factor, Takahashi said of bombing the finish line of the prestigious marathon. Boston is a very nice town, very safe town. Why the individual, or individuals, picked that particular time and place I dont know. If they really wanted to kill and hurt others, they could have picked a place with more people. Why they picked the marathon, I dont know. Takahashi said his heart aches for those families affected by the blast, either through the loss of loved ones or of those injured in the blasts. We have a lot of sympathy for those folks, he said, noting he read how the blasts were low, which is a reason so many suffered lower leg injuries. If it would have been higher, it would have killed more people. Its unfortunate that it even happened. We have sympathy for all of those who were injured that were within steps of the finish line, that were within a mile. Those people ran hard and didnt get an opportunity to finish. I would hope they would all get their medals. Organizers have already made plans to have the event next year, Takahashi said, which he believes is critical for the event to continue despite the twin blasts. Boston is a tough town, those who were there, those who were affected will bounce back, he said. Despite the bombings, which left three dead and hundreds injured, Takahashi said it would not serve as a deterrent for him to return to compete in the storied event. However, he said he had planned to make his seventh appearance in the Boston Marathon his last, even though his finishing time would allow him to compete next year if he chose to. Instead, his sights are on becoming a member of the States Club, a group of ardent marathon runners whose goals is to compete in one marathon in every U.S. state. Thus far, even though he is not a member of the club, Takahashi said hes completed a fifth of the list. In addition to Massachusetts, he has competed in marathons in California, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Wisconsin, Rhode Island and the famed New York City Marathon. Thats my goal now, I want to say Ive ran in all 50 states, he said. Takahashi started running 30 years ago, but quit for a period of time. But then his daughter started running and he picked it up again and has been on the go since. That was about 10 years ago. I started training with her and I just kept going, he explained. I got into it from a fitness standpoint originally. Once you get to a certain level, I guess it just gets in your blood. As long as I can physically do it, Im going to continue. That wasnt always the case, though. I ran the New York Marathon as my second marathon, Takahashi recalled. I swore after that, Id never run a never marathon again. I guess that theory didnt hold up. 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FREE HEARING TEST 000EHXK Granite Countertop Coatings Roof and Driveway Coatings Ranch & Farm Fences Wall & Ceiling Texture Gutter Cleaning Popcorn Ceiling Repairs PAUL GLENNS Complete Painting & Pressure Cleaning PAINTING 489-5098 Quality Work for Less Free Estimates 43 Years Experience 000EA3H GREGS ALUMINUM Pleasing people in Marion County since 1982 Pool Enclosure Rescreens Vinyl & Acrylic Windows Garage Door Screens Vinyl Ceilings & Much More 465-0371 746-6663 Lic. & Ins. Comp #2038 MC3656 ALUMINUM 000EIEN 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. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2012 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 99 Call for details Expires 4/30/2013 10% OFF repairs 352-465-6631 PAINTING Ferraros Painting Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing FREE ESTIMATES Repaint Specialist 000EI81 000EHW9 PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial 711178 DIAL-A-PRO RIVERLAND For Your Professional Needs... Doctors Who Know Opticians Who Care 1124 N. Suncoast Blvd. (next to Nature Coast Bank) 352-795-3317 Crystal Eye Center & Optical FULL SERVICE OPTICAL Great Frame Selection Repairs Fr ee Adjustments LET US MAKE 2 THINGS LET US MAKE 2 THINGS PERFECTLY CLEAR PERFECTLY CLEAR 000EIFQ Puzzle answers on Page 3 Colors & SHapes Salon & Spa ribbon-cutting Photo by Dick MortonColors & Shapes Salon & Spa and its owners, Nancy and Joe Licht, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce. Colors & Shapes Salon & Spa is at 12755 County Road 484. Pay It Forward benefit scheduled May 4An appreciation Pay It Back, Pay It Forward, Thank You Benefit, for Charlene Williams and Kentucky Derby party will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Abigails Cafe at 20607 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Barbecue dinners are $10 each. Tickets are now on sale at the Dunnellon Police Department, Abigails Caf and Cadence Bank. For information, call the Dunnellon Police Department at 465-8510.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 4656359.Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a charitable organization formed to assist local food pantries, provides toiletries and clothing to families who qualify under federal guidelines. Free toiletries, such as dish and laundry detergent as well as shampoo, lotion, deodorant and toothpaste, 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. For information, call Geri Davis 352-4896332 or Susan Lebrun 352-465-8660 COMMUNITY BRIEFS RUNNER continued from page 1 Rainbow Springs State Park in need of volunteers Rainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a high-paced volunteer position that will assist Visitors and the Park. If you think you would like to start training to become a Volunteer Toll Booth Attendant, or other various positions, contact Nicky Aiken at Nicky.Aiken@ dep.state.fl.us or call 465-8539. This job requires volunteers to work on a schedule that can be flexible, take toll collections, run a register, assist with phone calls and reservations, listen and respond to radio communications, answer basic Visitor questions, and have a positive attitude.

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RIVERLANDSPORTS 12 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 Tyra Thomas, Flag FootballThe freshman scored all three of the Lady Tigers touchdowns Saturday during the county championships at West Port High School as Dunnellon wrapped up its inaugural season of girls flag football. Jonathan Padilla, WeightliftingThe senior and fourtime state weightlifting qualifier placed third at the Class 1A State Weightlifting Championships in the 119-pound weight class, earning his first-ever top-six finish at the state meet. Jonathan Padilla Tyra Thomas Tiger lifter earns elusive medal, takes third at state Jonathan Padilla made the most of his fourth, and final appearance, at the Class 1A State Weightlifting Championships. The senior 119-pounder made it to the podium Saturday at the Kissimmee Civic Center, earning third place in his weight class with a total lift of 390 pounds. Padilla benched 230, while lifting 160 in the clean-and-jerk. Though it was 35 pounds below his personal best, Padilla said being one of the top-six lifters in his weight division more than made up for setting a personal record. Oh, Im not disappointed, Ill take the medal over a personal record, he said. Between Class 1A and Class 2A, Padilla finished with the 10th highest lift in the state in the 119-pound division with his 390pound total. Not too bad for a lifter who finished seventh a year ago in the same weight class, missing a medal by one spot. It was a little overwhelming, I wasnt expecting top three, Padilla said. I was just hoping to place. I just wanted to get one medal. Im really happy. I dont know how to explain it. When Padilla began his career, leaving a mark on the school and in the program was not his main goal, he said. But hes certainly accomplished that feat. I wasnt really worried about being the best, said Padilla, the first Tiger weightlifter to medal at the state meet since 2003 when Jay Dow won a state title. I was more focused on improving and doing what the coach asked me to do. I wanted to be a team player. Not everything went Lady Tigers toppled in district semisCourage isnt having the strength to go on it is going on when you dont have strength. Napoleon BonaparteThis is exactly what the Dunnellon High School varsity softball team did during the season, in which the Lady Tigers posted a 4-17 record, they never gave up. Dunnellon kicked off play in the District 5A-7 Tournament on April 16 at Hernando High School against Eustis, pulling off a 5-4 eighth-inning victory. Senior Leslie Maddox paved the way offensively for the Lady Tigers with a home run and two RBIs. Junior Bianca Pierro, a pitcher, helped out her own cause with a double and two RBIs as well. Jody Weber had a triple and drove in a run for Dunnellon as sophomore Kelly Howard added two hits for the Lady Tigers. Pierro threw a complete game, striking out one, walking one and allowing four hits. The win allowed Dunnellon to advance to the district semifinals on April 18 as the Lady Tigers faced off against Tavares at Hernando High School. The winner would advance to the district title game, but most important, would secure one of two playoff berths. But the Lady Bulldogs had no intention of allowing Dunnellon to play the role of spoiler, knocking off Softball season closes 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 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. Proceeds from the tournament will go to the Dunnellon Tiger Football Team. For information, call Carol Nichols at 489-1189. Kiwanis Club slates golf tournamentThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will host its annual golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. Entry fee is $50 per player; however, if youre a member of Rainbow Springs, the cost is $30. Entry fees include carts, green fees, range balls, lunch and awards. Prizes will be given for closest to the pin on all par 3s as well as straightest drive. For information or to sign up, call Mike Pontius at 465-0310, Erin Widegren at 489-2656 or Ellie Pollock at 465-6803.County offers 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. Pre-registration 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 BRIEFS Padilla achieves goal of finishing in top-six JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Sprint to the finish SIERRA OLIVER/For the Riverland NewsSenior Jonathan Padilla finished third Saturday in the 119-pound weight division at the Class 1A State Weightlifting Championships. SIERRA OLIVER/For the Riverland NewsSenior Chris Jackson will vie for a state championship in the 800-meter run Saturday at the Class 2A Track and Field Championships. Jackson eyes state title in 800-m runChris Jackson isnt a historian, but the Dunnellon High School senior has been doing his share of catching up on the Tiger tradition when it comes to the schools track and field program. But Jackson wants to do more than learn about the history of the schools individual champions dating back to the 1920s, he wants to become a part of it. Hes got a solid chance of doing just that Saturday at the Class 2A State Track and Field Championships at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida. Jackson has been nearly unbeatable this season in the 800-meter run, having lost just two races, one of which was April 4 at the Florida Relays at the University of Florida. Jackson ran a state-best 1:53.9. His other loss came in the Tigers first track meet of the season. Jackson is fully aware he has the top time in the state and knows it brings plenty of attention from those watching, but even more so from those lining up against him. Its a target on my back, Jackson said. Everyone wants to beat me. If I was anybody else, Id want to beat me, too. Jackson, also a standout in basketball, knows what a state title would mean, both for him and for Dunnellon High. No Tiger has won an individual title since 1980 when Vito McKeever won his second straight championship in the high jump. However, no Dunnellon athlete has won a title JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See LIFTER page 16 AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News See SOFTBALL page 18 000EI94 DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT DUNNELLON COMMUNICATIONS Bianca Pierro pitched two complete games in the district tournament. See SP RIN T page 16

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Flagship season Football is a very good game for rough girls, but not for delicate boys. Oscar Wilde, writer and poet.The Dunnellon High School flag football team is full of rough n tough girls. And the Lady Tigers just put the finishing touches on their inaugural season that almost wasnt. The beginning of the season was delayed due to the lack of players, but with the assistance of in-school recruiting by those who wanted to compete, the Lady Tigers had enough players to compete in an abbreviated schedule. Roger Sibbald, a member of the 1978 and 1979 Dunnellon High state championship football teams and the defensive backs coach for the Tigers, led the program in its initial season. Girls soccer coach Rebecca Burton served as an assistant. Since boys football is slow, and considering I like football, I decided to coach, Sibbald said. It was definitely a new and different experience. Girls flag football is much like the summer 7-on-7 leagues football players compete in to stay sharp, so with 13 girls, the Lady Tigers had plenty of personnnel. What Dunnellon lacked was practice and continuity. With only one practice before our season started, it was a little hard to teach the girls different plays and such, Sibbald said, noting several of the football players competed in other sports such as track and softball. With all the girls playing different sports, it was hard to get that bond and technique that they needed even though we had the athletes. Still, the players found a way to come together. I like being able to play more than one game like homecoming, said junior Ashlee Winn, who was one of the teams two quarterbacks. Even though we had our differences, we still worked as a team and we got better each Dunnellon High offers girls chance to play flag football, monitored by FHSAA Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsMae Mae Mack runs up the middle for some yardage April 18 against West Port. The Lady Tigers won 20-0 against the Lady Wolf Pac k. Dunnellon recently completed its inaugural season in girls flag football, which is recognized by the Florida High School Activities Association as a sanctioned girls sport. AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News See FLAGSHIP page 18 RIVERLANDSPORTSRiverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 13 ABOVE: Sierra Oliver goes right up the middle to gain a few yards against North Marion. BOTTOM LEFT: Zahyrimar Otero catches a pass from quarterback Courtney Heinritz. BOTTOM RIGHT: Ele Goodloe and Taylor Kouba rush the North Marion quarterback.

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Fashion fortress RIVERLANDEDUCATION 14 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 Boys & Girls Club accepting sign-upsThe Boys & Girls Club in Dunnellon is now accepting applications for its 2013 Summer Camp. Registration cost is $15 for new members and $25 weekly. Applications may be picked up at our current location in Ernie Mills Park on Bostick Street. Follow us on Facebook at Boys and Girls Club of Marion County Dunnellon Unit.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.Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For information, visit www.manateediv.org or email Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at or tdunn@manatee div.org. EDUCATION NEWS PRINCIPALS OFFICE Master Gardeners summer camp slated The 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. Universitytrained 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.face book.com/marioncounty mastergardeners) for updates right to your newsfeed. Students, teachers will clash on court Dunnellon Middle School will have an early release day Wednesday, May 1, which will be an extra special early release day as everyone enjoys the annual Students versus Teachers Basketball games. Yes games, one for each grade. Slushies from Sonic and prizes will be available as we celebrate the ROAR Program. The ROAR Program, if you remember, represents the character building traits of Responsibility, Own It, Active Learner and Respect. We are taking advantage of the scheduled early release day for everyone to relax, enjoy, and become rejuvenated as we focus on our preparation for the endof-the-year exams. The Dunnellon Middle School Symphonic Band performed April 13 at the Music Performance Assessment at Lake Minneola High School in Clermont. The Symphonic Band earned the overall rating of good. Congratulations to the following Symphonic Band Members: Mathew Baillargeon, Daniel Burchfield, Ethan Burns, Christopher Cronon, Steven Cruz, Cecelia Delorenzo, Christopher Doyle, Eduardo Escalante, Kayla Gandy, Mikayla Goins-Villon, Cristina Gonzalez, Tyler Hart, Mckenzie Ingram, Niya Jaglal, Joshua Kerrick, Jacob LeBlanc, Abigail Lolly, Megan McClure, Shelby Meyers, Dustin Morgan, Emily Newsom, Heather Noll, Krystin Nottke, Destiny Ray, Dana Roberts, Jason Smith, Kenneth Staggs, Kaylah Starks, Kristen Starr and Samuel Torres. The Dunnellon Middle School FFA members along with Mr. Dettloff, their ag teacher, will travel Friday to the University of Florida where they will compete in the State Vegetable Judging competition. DMS FFA members will identify vegetables, weeds and seeds. Students will also participate in a general knowledge test and judging sets of vegetables to compare quality. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon High School senior Briana Casanova checks over a dress that was donated to the Dunnellon High prom closet. Classmate Danielle Prinz, who also helped monitor the new program, said, Briana came to me and said she wanted to baby the program. Registration fee, application due by May 17 Special to the Riverland News DHS Prom Closet packing in dressware, accessories Teens at Dunnellon High School have found yet another way to give back. This time, they proved their sense of community through a prom closet, which will provide a place where students can check out a donated formal wear for the event. This way, if they cannot afford the clothing, some will be available for their use as long as they take care of the items and clean them after use. This is an extension of the sense of community DHS historically has had, Principal Ken McAteer said. It personifies the community service spirit of the senior class; it is students helping other students. The students in charge of the closet are Danielle Prinz and Briana Casanova with quite a bit of help from Michael Chung. Theyre very organized, extremely responsible, and extremely motivated to make this project succeed, said McAteer. The project was led by Morgan Luckey with the National Honor Society and Tracy Zellers with Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. The prom closet was started originally by NHS, Zellers said. FCCLA has partnered with them. We have probably a couple dozen dresses that students may try on and wear to special events and then return for others in need. The idea was presented in a National Honor Society RACHEL HORNE For the Riverland News See FASHION page 15 See SMALLRIDGE page 18 Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal Romeo kindergartners see nature up close at state park Romeos kindergarten classes enjoyed a field trip April 18 to Rainbow Springs State Park. Students explored the park and learned about different animals that live in the Rainbow River. The children also learned about different reptiles and had the opportunity to touch a baby alligator. Romeos kindergarten students had a wonderful time at the park. A big thank you to all the volunteers and park rangers who participated.Title 1 Van to visitThe Title 1 Van will be available to Romeo families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the side parking lot. The Title 1 Van is an excellent resource center for parents to obtain a wealth of information, along with useful tools and ideas needed in helping to reinforce the skills at home that are being taught in the classroom. For information, call Tonya Hill at 465-6700.Online parent surveyIn order for the Foundation to prepare for next years Coupons for Education campaign, we need some feedback from parents regarding last years campaign. The survey is 10 questions and can be accessed on the Foundations website at www.pefmc.org or at edsurvey.infosurv.com. Please take a moment to take this survey to help continue this program. PRINCIPALS OFFICE Jane Ashman Special to the Riverland NewsRomeo Elementary School kindergartner Hunter Schleher pets a baby alligator at the state park.

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meeting early in the school year and, since then, has been embraced by many members of the school. We built on an idea suggested in a meeting and we all just took off with it, Prinz said. Briana came to me and said she wanted to baby the program. In order to get the idea approved, it was first presented to Luckey, who approved the draft. Afterward, Luckey had to OK it through Jennifer Leeds, the DHS activities director. Then the notion was passed to McAteer, who saw the potential and approved it. As the project began, the teens began using small closets in the school temporarily until they were filled, made a myriad of signs to post throughout the school, and placed reminders in the teachers mail boxes. The plan is to gain as many dresses as possible so next year the closet can be extended beyond prom. They would like to extend the closet to be for all major functions: homecoming, military ball, awards ceremonies, prom, and even family events of the weekend. I want it to grow large enough where we could give dresses away one day, Casanova said. Before spring break, the groups had collected about 20 dresses, most of which were brought in by Casanova, but by the end of break there were upward of 60 dresses in total. I collected dresses from thrift stores, my family, checked with dry cleaners to see if we could get a deal, and brought in my dresses, Casanova said. Ive been asking everybody. Im beginning to bug people. There are also about 15 pairs of shoes available for the girls. For the boys, many ties have been collected and a few collared shirts so far. From the time we went on spring break to the time we came back there was a dramatic increase in the amount of dresses, Prinz said. It was so nice bringing dresses to the prom closet and having a student say Wow! Is that for prom closet? Its good theyre putting two and two together. Theyre excited now. The closet can be found in a section of the Assistant Principal Philip Lepperts office, which he so generously donated to the teens in order for them to have more space to accommodate their growing collection. I dont mind all the girl items, I just try to picture my amazing wife and daughter wearing some of the beautiful dresses that are hanging in the prom closet, Leppert said. Each day, in order for Leppert to walk into his office, he must first enter through the wardrobe wonderland. It took a bit of getting adjusted to at first, he explained. But now I envision I am passing through the great wardrobe from the C.S. Lewis book series The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe on my way to the office. Shelves and racks have been built and donated by other members of the clubs, Casanovas father and Chung, and by the Construction classes. The closet will also receive mirrors and a changing room. Clothes will be organized by sizes, as will the shoes. Upon being issued the attire, students must sign a contract stating the items will be in good hands and cleaned after use to ensure safety and the return of items. Collections for formal attire are beginning in local businesses as well; the first one was started by Candace and Danielle Prinz at Electric Beach Salon and the second one will be at Annie Johnsons This & That Thrift store. Items can be brought to these locations and will then be relocated to the school closet. Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 15 000EN7O FASHIONcontinued from page 14 DMS Honor Roll Third Quarter All As Sixth Grade: Idette Garcia Hernandez. Seventh Grade: Kayla Gandy and Emily Weaver. Eighth Grade: Kyle Breslin, Edyzbelly Flores, Luis Gutierrez, Megan Howard, Joseph Maisevich, Yareli Murillo Ruvira, Robert Reed, Christopher Ruiz, Alexis Shutt, Kristen Starr, Emma Sylvester and Hannah Warren. A/B Sixth Grade: Yisiara Aguirre, Mandy Bernstein, Damian Bowers, Melanie Brenwald, Anahi Calvo-Wences, Riley Catherwood, Kaylee Corbin, Amber Dudley, Justin Fowler, Matalyn Gibs, Kameron Gtrossi, Raquelle Irizarry, Tiana Joyner, Jacqueline LeBlanc, Sayra Loya, Ishana Majaraj, Kayla McClure, Rebeca Munoz, Connor Neal, Cielo Palomo Melendrez, Biridiana Perez-Sanchez, Erin Robinson, Mason Sereda, Caroline Shank, Grace Thompson, Kayla Tier, Kendal Waldrop, Lilian Watson and Aleah Whitley. Seventh Grade: Tyler Bryden, Elizabeth Centeno, Diana Davila, Ashley Dunne, Eduardo Escalante, Gabriel Felix, Jacob Hicks, Darby Langworthy, Jacob LeBlanc, Brandon Martin, Chandler Neal, Olivia Peterson, Rebecca Ray, Chantal Ruiz, Kaylah Starks, Londyn Swanson and Trevor Vonseggern. Eighth Grade: Austin Adams, Megan Barde, Haley Below, Ariel Benjamin, Breanna Bergeron, Savannah Bond, Breann Brackett, Katelin Cortese, Hunter Day, Connor Denmark, Brianna Florvilus, Madison Gamble, William Gaunt, Mikayla GoinsVillon, Vanessa Gonzalez, Raymond Grossi, Alexandria Howell, Danielle Hughes, Cheyenne Ingalls, Mckenzie Ingram, Shawn Jackson, Niya Jaglal, Tyler LaMon, Nereida Martinez, Megan Matthews, Shelby Meyers, Nayadeth Muniz-Hernandez, Isabella Pierro, Natasha Pierro, Cameron Pike, Taylor Powell, Kenia Rodriguez-Leanos, Dylan Roy, Samantha Stewart, Logan Townsend, Taylor Turner, Naomi Watson, Dominique White, Brianna Williams and Cheyenne Youngblood. Romeo Elementary School Third Quarter Honor Roll (First and Second Grade only) All Es First Grade: Jesse Abbott, Nereyda Bahena-Sanchez, Kieley Bateman, Abigail Beville, A.J. Burns, Yesenia CardosoLeanos, Bertie Carver, Rydar Chittum, Amelia Clifton, Samuel Crespo, Dulce Davila, Lyndsey Gunn, Alexis Hacker, Cynthia Jaimes, Sevin LaVoie, Joseph Long, Luna Martinez, Hunter Miguel, Leah MyersHamilton, Lane Nixon, Aidan Palmer, Khorya Singh, Kryztov Tank, Anicka Tarrant, Syler Tate, Elizabeth Vannoy, Kathryn Vannoy and Felipe Yanez. Second Grade: Carlos Aguirre, Jerry Aguirre, Nikkita Baker, Isabella Chandler, Robert Chervenack, James Dixon, Constance Downes, Angela Jaimes, Kayla Jarrell, Juan Lopez, Faith Marra, Christian Morgan, Madisyn Smith, T.J. Watts, Amir Wiggins and Bohde Wood. E/S First Grade: Elyssa Abbott, Manuel Aquayo, Brianna Anderson, Samantha Appleby, Kemari Autry, June Bivins, Akiah Braden, Henry Cueller, Consuelo Davila, Rebecca Desiderio, Adrian Drew, Tyanna Dunbar, Seamus Evans, Emma Fitch, Yaritza Garcia, Samantha Heil, Sydney Heil, Nevaeh Hollis, Gracie Howell, Joshua Ignacio, Addison Kovacs, Nicolas LaCombe, Kevin Leon, Angela Levan, Grisselda Lopez, Eveline Lugo, Taylor Martin, Mariella Martinez, Ivette Matlala, Jeleise Medina, Adeline Melendez, Anthony Miguel, Rebecca Mills Ajello, Eliana Mojica, Mia Moore, Gavin Ninness, Ruben Olivas Garcia, Nevaeh Perkins, Damien Pittman, Josefina Pizarro, Mason Popik, Guadalupe Santiesteban, Justin Simpkins, Amber Stivers, Mason Swengel, Milagros Teniente, Jessica Tweedy, Conner Verzaal, Antonio Villalbazo, Jada Weidman and Chance Wheaton. Second Grade: Shayam Baldeo, Jasmine Cerniglia, Angelina Clark, Madison Clark, Alaina Corbitt, Angelina Davis, Tiffany Durette, Carlie Foley, Payton Fort, Kailey Fowler, Vivian Francia Moncada, Kylie Francois, Miguel Garcia, Karen Garcia-Martinez, Kodah Gaylord, Jaylyn Giumarelli, Esneydi Gomez-Jaimes, Claritze Gonzalez, Daveion Green, Kaylee Griffin, Logan Guess, Satilla Harris, Sarai Hernandez, Gage Hiers, Landon Hitt, Garrett Howell, Conner Hrovat, Kindred James, Hernan Jurado, Joceline Jurado, Blake Lemanski, Chase Letien, Brandon Lopez, Yoana LopezMedina, Tyler Marczyk, Diana Marquina, Kaitlyn Mathis, David Miranda, Elizabeth Muniz, Marcial Munoz, Victor Padilla, Brandon Peterson, A.D. Pittman, Chloe Popper, Tyler Rhodes, Ava Rieck, Ismael Ruvira, Journey Ryan, Savannah Schweers, Kate Sereda, Brandon Slaughter, Candice Soutar, Anthony Thomas, Yaquelin Trejo Antonio, Samantha Tweedy, Bradley Vaillancourt, Dillan Verzaal, Victoria Vichot, Ricardo Victoria-Bastida, Dillon Weidman, Demarcus Williams, Alyssa Woodruff and Roy Wyckoff. HONOR ROLLS Boys & Girls Club fundraiser draws packed house ABOVE: Michelle Dalziel, left, and Nathan Whitt perform together Saturday during the inaugural Americana Music Festival at Swampys. The event, featuring a barbecue dinner sold separate from Swampys menu, was a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch. A percentage of food and beverage purchased at Swampys was also donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon. RIGHT: A guitar with the signatures of each performer was auctioned off during the event. BELOW: Eleven-year-old Mekenzie Wallace, right, a member at the Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch, assists Michelle Leonard with preparing a barbecue dinner for a customer.Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News 000EPYF $ 2 0 00 The Original SUMMERTIME PLAYCAR D Sale Starts April 27 Sale Starts April 27 Purchase Your Card At One Of These Fine Courses Or Call For Further Details. Card Valid May 1 October 31, 2013 Plus Tax Pay $20.0 0 For Your Playcard & Receive 20 ROUNDS OF GOLF As Low As ONLY $22.00 *Plus tax. A limited quantity of cards include 10 bonus rounds at no additional cost. Purchase your card now! 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in running since 1976 when Johnny Edwards won the 440-yard dash. Overall, only five Tigers have won individual championships since 1925 when Dinkins won both the shot put and discus; Dinkins would repeat as champion in the shot put in 1926. Hes the most decorated track athlete in school history, with McKeever second with two individual championships. Its going to be a big thing if I win, said Jackson, who will also compete in the high jump after winning the Region 2A-2 individual title with a mark of 6 feet, 4 inches. Its another boost for me, knowing that my name is going to be known around here for a long time. Id be one of the first athletes to accomplish it in more than 30 years. A state title means a sign of accomplishment. Its something that Ive always wanted since my freshman year. I always wanted to win a state championship. A state championship means dedication, hard work, working behind closed doors. Thats what I feel like it is to me. For those concerned Jackson might have jitters being in the spotlight at such a large event, dont be. This is the third time hes qualified for the state meet, and second straight year after missing out as a sophomore. As a junior, he finished sixth, the lone time hes been on the medal podium at the states signature event. His finish a year ago sparked a push to strive for nothing less than a championship in his senior campaign. My mindset was to come in humble, stay focused and avoid distractions, he said. But most important, keep God with him. I came into this year trying to work harder than anyone else. Its my senior year, I feel like I have something to prove. I always felt like I was underrated, under the radar. This is my time to shine. I wanted to do something with it. Jackson is quick to deflect any credit for his success to God. He does things. I feel like Im in Gods favor right now, said Jackson, explaining hes been going to church his entire life. Im talking to God the whole time before a race, letting him know that whatever his will is, let it be done. Win or lose, I'll give him thanks. Regardless of what happens, Im still going to serve him, nothing can stop our relationship. Its unbelievable how many people are praying for me and pulling for me. With graduation about six weeks away, Jackson has yet to decide where hell continue his athletic career next. Im still in the process of looking, he explained, noting he has plenty of offers hes just weighing the choice of which school is offering the best financial incentives. Im definitely planning on going to a junior college, and hopefully play football and run track then transferring over to an (NCAA Division I school). While hes excelled at track during his prep career, he lists football and basketball as two favorite sports. But he knows that it will likely be track that serves as his opportunity to earn a college education. Jackson also knows track might lead to a bigger stage, one with a large international spotlight, and yes, that would be the Olympic stage. Thats the ultimate goal right there, he said, noting the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil are less than four years away. I actually want to work pretty hard trying to achieve that, but Im not pushing that fact. Im aiming at that. To do so, Jackson admitted, means hed have to give up other sports and focus solely on track. He knows he would need to run less than 1:45, perhaps even a 1:43 to achieve an Olympic berth. I feel like I can do it if I strictly focus on track, he said. Ive never had the chance to just do that. I wasnt fortunate to run cross country, where they can run and work on their base, where they were to keep in shape for track. For now, the immediate goal is to bring home a gold, at least at the high school level. I really want state, he said. If I work for it, I can get it.Region 2A-2 resultsDunnellons 1,600-meter relay team, anchored by Jackson, finished sixth with a time of 3:3.94 in the finals. In the boys 400-meter dash, senior Chris Smith finished ninth with a time of 51.75 seconds. Junior Keiwan Jones finished last in the 16-person field for the shot put, throwing 36 feet, 5 inches. Freshman Tyra Thomas finished 13th in the triple jump, leaping 29 feet, 1 inch in the final round. In the girls 100-meter hurdles, Thomas finished 14th with a time of 19.07 while teammate Cierra Thompson finished 15th with a time of 20.35. Thompson, a junior, also competed in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing 12th with a time of 55.74 seconds. smoothly en route to his third-place finish. He easily cleared 220 on the bench, before discussing his next move with Dunnellon coach Tommy Sutton about whether to move up five or 10 pounds. Sutton left the decision up to Padilla. The senior opted to go up 10 pounds to 230, which he accomplished on his first attempt. However, he got stuck at 235, scratching all three attempts. Padillas biggest concern was making one of his three tries in the cleanand-jerk, which gave him problems as a freshman when he scratched all three attempts. Padilla missed his first try at 160, but was successful on his second attempt while scratching on his third try. My (clean-and-jerk) was my main concern, he explained, noting his past struggles. Overall, Padilla said, his focus was on what he needed to accomplish, not what his competition was doing. I tried not to worry about that too much, he said. My focus was on doing what I needed to and possibly setting a personal record. Dunnellon coach Tommy Sutton said he was proud of his four-year lifter. It was a big day for him, said Sutton, who has coached the Tiger weightlifting team the past four seasons. It was neat to see him put it all together. Hes a great kid. He works hard in the weight room. His goal for all four years has been to get a medal. Im glad to see him accomplish that. Sutton, who recruited Padilla for the weightlifting team as a freshman, said one attribute hell miss about not having him next year is his competitive nature. Hes always been one of the best in the area, Sutton said. Hes always found that drive to battle the weight, not necessarily the competition. Its great to see him meet one of his goals. He made it clear to me from day one, he wanted to medal. Sutton said while the ultimate goal is to win a state championship, he noted Padilla should be proud of being one of the best lifters in his weight class. To win a medal, thats a big deal, Sutton said. He worked hard the past four years for this moment. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 Call Kristy 607-731-0543 LIFTERcontinued from page 12 000EPAF 12084 S. 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the Lady Tigers, 3-1, and ending their bid at reaching the playoffs for the fifth straight season. Seniors Elizabeth Wright and Morgan Shalna as well as Weber had one hit each for Dunnellon against Tavares. Pierro pitched a complete game, striking out seven, walking two and allowing six hits. On April 11, Dunnellon played in its regular-season finale against Belleview, falling to the Lady Rattlers, 4-1. Howard drove in the Lady Tigers lone run. Pierro hurled a complete game, striking out two and allowing seven hits. On April 9, the Lady Tigers played their final regular season home game against West Port at home. Dunnellon pounded the Wolf Pack for an 11-1 victory. Wright had a double and three RBIs while Shalna and senior Angie DeGennaro each drove in one run. Freshman Michelle Ruiz and Pierro each had two RBIs in the lopsided victory. Weber had two hits including a double. Pierro threw a complete game, striking out five and allowing six hits. The DMS FFA members who will participate in this competition are: Hannah Chung, Kalei Collins, London Sweat, and Taylor Turner. Good luck, have fun and enjoy meeting your peers from around the state. The DMS campus is in for its annual treat of visitations by historical figures Monday and Tuesday, as students will enjoy visits from historical figures such as Benjamin Franklin, Pocahontas, Louisa May Alcott, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Edgar Allan Poe, Duke Ellington, Sally Ride, Pedro Menendez, Emily Dickinson and many more. Our historical visitors are brought to us by the eighth-grade students in Mr. Williams History classes as part of an annual assignment. Mr. Williams students are completing a biography about a historical American figure they have chosen to research. Part of the project requires the student to attend school dressed in character of their selected figure. This is a real treat for everyone on campus to speak with these great Americans as we learn more about their lives and the times they live in. The Dunnellon Middle School track team will have practice Tuesday, April 30, and Thursday, May 2, as they build their stamina, strength and sportsmanship for the county track meet the second Saturday in May. The track team members are: Judy Allen, Haley Below, Ariel Benjamin, Ferrick Boyle, Dezmond Bradshaw, Naomi Brewster, Jake Callaghan, Johnathan Christello, Reba Collins, Cordell Cookson, Ben Crouch, Steven Cruz, Connor Denmark, Baltazar Esparza, McKenzy Espinoza, Robert Farnell, Gabe Felix, Brianna Florvilus, Brandon Friery, Maurice Goolsby, Luis Gutierrez, Jarod Hamm, TKeyah Hilbert, Maurice Jefferies, Kaci Jones, Esgar JuradoNunez, Ivory Mack, Jos Magana, Brandon Martin, Elizabeth Martinez, Jeffrey Monzione, Yareli Murillo, Chelsea Newmones, Beatrice Ortega, Salvador Ortiz, Elton Perez, Isabella Pierro, Natasha Pierro, Taylor Powell, Juan Ramos, Rebecca Ray, Bernardo Rodriguez, Kira Sain, Micaela Santiago, Destiny Sharp, Alexis Shutt, Daniel Spence, Kenneth Staggs, Kendall Tuggle, Taylor Turner, Matthew Tweedy, Franciso Villa, Taylor Volker, Alicia Whaley, Tyler Williamson, and Wyatt Wolfe. Alternates on the DMS Track Team are: Mandy Bernstein, Rosemary Calderon-Arvevalo, Marlen Flores, Matalyn Gibbs, Mikayla Goins, Josue Hernandez-Lopez, Nereida Martinez, Emily Newsom, Arelin Padilla, Keon Parks, Kiara Parks, Jamal Robinson and Maria Roque. The DMS Book Bowl team will travel Thursday, May 2, to Marion Technical Institute (MTI) to compete in the annual Marion County Book Bowl Competition. Mrs. Anderson and five of the seven students, McKenzie Ingram, Tyler LaMon, Sayra Loya, Nereida Martinez, Shelby Meyers, Kurtis Pinto and Alexis Shutt, will compete in the event. Since August, these extreme readers have read at least eight of the 15 books recommended by the Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) that will make up the book bowl competition. The Book Bowl will be broadcast on the Marion Education Channel, the same cable channel that broadcasts the school board meetings and county commission meetings. Good luck and have fun. We would also like to remind parents of sixth-grade students who will enter the seventh grade in August. Please have your childs shot record updated as mandated by the state. The mandated shot is: Tdap shot (tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough). Incoming seventh-grade students will not be allowed to attend school until their shot records have been updated. To assist our parents to update shot records of their sixth-grade students who will become seventhgraders in August, 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. 18 Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. 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WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 1:40 p.m. Early release day; two hours earlier than normal. SMALLRIDGE continued from page 14 SOFTBALL continued from page 12 game and practice. Overall, the Lady Tigers had four seniors Tiara Thomas, Brianna Cassanova, Carmon Rievera and Zahyrimar Oteero on the team, so with at least nine players returning next year, Sibbald believes the Lady Tigers have a solid base to build upon in the coming years as girls flag football appears to be growing in popularity, at least statewide. The Florida High School Activities Association is one of two states nationwide to recognize girl flag football as a sanctioned sport, meaning at some point in the future, the Lady Tigers could compete for a state championship. I will definitely play next year and cant wait, Winn said. Overall, the Lady Tigers competed in six regular season contests before playing in the county championships Saturday at West Port High School. Vanguard won the inaugural county title, besting the six-team field. In the county championship, Dunnellon knocked off North Marion, 14-0, before falling to Belleview, 13-7, in the semifinals. I made a bad call in the first half which allowed them to have an interception, Sibbald said, lamenting the outcome which could have had the Lady Tigers competing for their first county title in the sport. Sibbald said the best plays of the season came against Crystal River in which freshman Tyra Thomas had a 60-yard touchdown reception while defensive back Courtney Heinritz had four interceptions in the contest. FLAGSHIP continued from page 13 JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsAshlee Winn passes the ball to a receiver downfield during the Lady Tigers regular-season finale against North Marion and West Port.

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Riverland News, Thursday, April 25, 2013 19 429-0425 RIV 5/8/13 Sale Date NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. gives Notice of foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 5/8/13 1635 NE 32nd Ave, Ocala, FL34470 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids SALE 5/8/13 A T 9:00 AM 1998 PLYM GRAND VOYAGER 2P4GP4434WR787261 SALE 5/8/13 A T 9:10 AM 2001 BUICK CENTURY 2G4WY55J811132667 SALE 5/8/13 A T 9:10 AM 2002 HYUN SONATA KMHWF35H72A706397 April 25, 2013 432-0425 RIV 5/10 and 5/17 Sale Dates NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s)at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL34470 and 2157 NE Jax Rd., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 5/10/13 at 9:00 am 2008 DODGE 2B3KA43R98H214839 5/17/13 at 9:00 am 1988 FORD 1FTEX15N8JKA10705 April 25, 2013 430-0425 RIV 5/11/13 Sale Date NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. gives Notice of foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 5/11/13 at 1635 NE 32nd Ave, Ocala, FL 34470 pursuant to subsection 713.78 Florida Statutes. S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids SALE 5/1 1 A T 10:00 AM 2003 HYUN ACCENTGL KMHCG45C53U484999 April 25, 2013 419-0425 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ACTION BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSING IN RE: The license to practice nursing of Jillayne Marie Saliga, L.P.N. 5704 Southeast 2nd Place Ocala, Florida 34480 & 2310 SE 30th Place Ocala, Florida 34471 & 623 Santa Barbara Place Cape Coral, Florida 33990 CASE NO.: 2011-10489 LICENSE NO.: LPN 5156303 The Department of Health has filed an Administrative Complaint against you, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting, Matthew G. Witters, Assistant General Counsel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida 32399-3265, (850) 245-4444. If no contact has been made by you concerning the above by May 16, 2013, the matter of the Administrative Complaint will be presented at an ensuing meeting of the Board of Nursing in an informal proceeding. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending this notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the notice. Telephone: (850) 245-4444, 1-800-955-877(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2013 433-0425 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE City of Dunnellon, Florida, Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Report Available In accordance with S. 163.356(3)(c), Florida Statutes, the City of Dunnellon CRAhas developed the annual report for its activities for the predeeding fiscal year, including a complete financial statement setting forth assets, liabilities, income, and operating expenses as of the end of fiscal year 2012. This report has been filed with the City Clerk and is available for inspection during business hours in the office of the Clerk, located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida, phone number 352-465-8500. In addition, the report is available in the office of the CRA, located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida, phone number 352-465-8500. April 25, 2013 428-0502 RIVvs. McIntosh, Mary Case No. 42-2012-CA-000625 Notice of SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 42-2012-CA-000625 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. MARY L. MCINTOSH, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S), NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 8th, 2013 and entered in Case No. 42-2012-CA-000625 in the Circuit Court of the 5th Judicial Circuit in and for Marion County, Florida wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC was the Plaintiff and MARY L. MCINTOSH, ET AL., the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. by electronic sale at www.marion.realforeclose.com on the 13th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 15, BLOCK 1534, SILVER SPRINGS SHORES UNIT 47, A SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK J PAGES 339 THROUGH 341, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA. Tax ID: 9047-1534-15 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DAVID R. ELLSPERMANN, Clerk, Circuit Court By:/s/ C. COTTON, Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Tameka Gordon, the ADA Coordinator at the Office of the Trial Court Administrator, Marion County Judicial Center, 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, Telephone (352) 401-6710, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. April 25 & May 2, 2013 431-0502 RIV Estate of Puya, Blanche File No: 2013-CP-541 Notice To Creditors IN THE CIRCUITCOURTFOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Division: F File No.2013-CP-541 IN RE: ESTATE OF BLANCHE S. PUYA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BLANCHE S. PUYA, deceased, whose date of death was February 9, 2013, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 3427, is pending in the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 25, 2013. Personal Representative: BLANCHE TONI MAY 17997 SE 107th Court, Summerfield, Florida 34491 Attorney for Personal Representative: Melissa F. Williams, Attorney for BLANCHE TONI MAY Florida Bar Number: 0100084 MARYF. TROTTER P.A. 541 Fieldcrest Drive, The Villages, FL32162 Telephone: (352) 205-7245 Fax: (352) 205-7305 E-Mail: Melissa@trotterlaw.com April 25 & May 2, 2013 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 1988 LincolnTwn Car White, customize to resemble El Ranchero $600 352-489-5386 HONDA, Rebel, 250, less than 10,000 miles $1,400 (352) 489-7741 KINGs LAND CLEARING & TREE SERVICE Complete tree & stump removal hauling, demo & tractor work. 32 yrs. exp. (352) 220-9819 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 LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403Riverland News Classifieds Get Results! 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 Credit Scores above 575 Qualify for several land/home packages in the Tri-County area 352-795-2377 Buy 1-3bd Homes From $1000/mo! PreForeclosured and Rent2OWN Homes! Bad Credit OK! Only 500 Credit Score Min! To learn more and access local listings call 1-866-955-0621 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 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. 3/2 on 1.5 AcresFHAApproved $2600 Down (Town of Hernando) 352-795-1272 Easter Sale Family Home Center Three Lot Model Clearance NO HIDDEN FEES $72,900 30 x 76 4/2 $69,900 30 x 60 3/2 $82,900 32 x 76 4/2 Price Incls: Delv, Set, A/C Skirting, Steps, upgraded appliances & Furniture Remember The Reason for The Season 352-795-1272 Own Your Own Land? Financing Available to purchase your next New or used Manufactured Home 352-795-1272 REPO FORECLOSURESBank Owned /must sell Bad Credit No Problem Minimum needed down $5000 dollars Call 352-795-2377 We Will Buy Your Used Manufactured Homes 1976-2013 CASH 4 you, less than 30 DAYS 352-795-1272 INVERNESS55+ park on water. Furnished 2bd, 1.5 bath, $595. Rent inc. grass cutting and your water. Call 352-476-4964 for details DunnellonApr 27th, Sat 8am-2pm WAHOO SERTOMA Proceeds to Benefit Sertoma speech and hearing projects plus local charities Gruffs Tap & Grill Hwy 41 Dunnellon Protect your IRAand 401(k) from inflation by owning physical gold or silver! Tax-free, hassle-free rollovers. Free Gold Guide AMERICAN BULLION, (800) 527-5679 ALLAUTOS WANTED with or without title. Any cond. make or model. We pay up to $10,000 and offer free towing. (813) 505-6939 KATBUNNFormally from Crystal River Mall, NOW at Kountry Girl Salon, styling for 15+ year, specializing in Color and High Fasion Color (pinks,blues,purples,ect) 30day speical Color and Hair Cut $57.00 and Hair cut $10 with ad. call for an appointment 352-339-4902 or stop in and visit me at 19240 East Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, Fl www.hairbykatbunn. weebly.com BRING YOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent includes grass cutting and your water 1 Bedroom, 1 bath @$350 inc. H20 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 352-476-4964 For Details! VILLAGE TOYOTA 000EHR3 www.villagetoyota.com 352-628-5100 With Approved Credit for full and limited term. Cannot combine with other offers. APR must complete sale and delivery between April 2, 2013 and April 30, 2013. Ask our associates for more information. 2 year / 25,000 mile Complimentary Maintenance Program when you purchase or lease a new 2012 or 2013 Toyota vehicle 0 % FINANCING 2013 Corolla 2013 Camry Hybrid 2013 Camry SPECIAL 36* MONTH LEASE PROGRAMS 2013 Corolla . . . . . . . . $ 149 per mo. $2,548 due 2013 Camry . . . . . . . . . $ 199 per mo. $2,598 due 2013 Camry Hybrid . . $ 249 per mo. $2,648 due 2013 Prius C . . . . . . . . $ 199 per mo. $2,598 due 2013 Prius . . . . . . . . . . $ 229 per mo. $2,628 due 2013 Prius V . . . . . . . . $ 279 per mo. $2,678 due 2013 Avalon . . . . . . . . $ 299 per mo. $2,698 due 2013 Rav4 . . . . . . . . . . $ 259 per mo. $2,887 due 2013 Highlander Gas . $ 279 per mo. $2,678 due 2013 Tacoma . . . . . . . . $ 239 per mo. $2,638 due 2013 Venza . . . . . . . . . $ 279 per mo. $2,678 due 2013 Sienna . . . . . . . . $ 269 per mo. $2,668 due 2013 Tacoma . . . . . . . . $ 239 per mo. $2,638 due 2013 Tundra . . . . . . . . $ 299 per mo. $2,698 due 11 MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM! 11 MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM! 2012 Prius C 2013 Prius 2013 Prius V 2013 Highlander Gas 2013 Venza 2013 Tacoma 2013 Tundra 2013 Sienna LAST NEW 2012 CAMRY *Tax, Title and Dealer Fees Suggested Retail $28,100 Discount $5,605 $ 22,495* SAVE $ 5,605

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