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Thursday, May 2, 2013Vol 31 No. 2875 cents WHATS HAPPENING Community Chorale concert slatedThe Dunnellon Community Chorale Spring Concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church at 21501 W. State Road 40. The group will perform contemporary music as well as secular songs from composers such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern. Beverly Kirk, Bill McDowell and Larry Harris will perform solos. A love offering will be collected at the end of the program. For information, call 489-2682. 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 ex-smokers 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 866-341-2730. Womens Club to host rib sale May 11The Womens Club of Dunnellon will host a Baby Back Rib sale from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased by Monday. Ribs are for takeout only and will be available for pickup at the Masonic Lodge on Powell Road. All proceeds will go to the Dunnellon Boys & Girls Club Building Fund. For information, call Treva at 489-4512 or Pat at 489-6708. Commission to discuss issues at Town Hall forum In an effort to better improve the lines of communication with its constituents, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners is launching a new initiative to provide updates about areas of concern at the county level as well as hear about issues from residents countywide. And to do so, the County Commission will host a series of Town Hall meetings throughout the county. The second of the series of meetings will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Dunnellon Public Library. Overall, the commission will host 10 town hall gatherings, two in each commission district. The Board will provide updates about issues they are dealing with at the county level, said Christy Jergens, the public information manager for Marion County. They just want to hear from the citizens, who may express concerns. Well have staff on hand to respond to questions they may express at this time. Its an initiative to get out to the residents where they are, to get out to residents who not Kathy Bryant New county initiative will start at 9 a.m. Friday at public library JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See FORUM page 3 Benefit event for Williams For more than 15 years, Charlene Williams has given her time, talents and love to numerous people and organizations of Dunnellon, and now she needs our help. About two years ago, Williams accidentally discovered her kidneys were failing when her primary doctor did a blood test, revealing the bad news. I got a cold and just kept working and it settled in my kidneys, Williams said to explain how she found out about her kidney failure. Last year her doctor referred Williams to Tampa General Hospital to see if she if she met the requirements for a donor kidney, but she was still not sick enough. The last time I was only 38 percent kidney function, Williams explained. Now my function is down to 11 percent and Im on daily dialysis. Her doctor again sent the referral to the hospital April 23 and they are waiting for the decision to see if she qualifies for a donor. There is a better success rate if someone decides to donate their kidney, she said. Then the surgery is scheduled, the donor is in the next operating room and there is less decaying of the organ before transplant. Williams had a job for many years, but recently lost her employment. It is necessary for her to have about $10,000 in an account as a stipulation to be considered for the procedure, and that is where Dunnellon residents can help. The Dunnellon Police Pay It Forward fundraiser scheduled JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsPolice officer Scott Houts, right, and God Colyer hold the torch April 23 as participants in the fourth annual Dunnellon Police Department Special Olympics Torch Run. Two two make their way south on U.S. 41 toward the Historic District. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News ABOVE: Dunnellon High Schools Chris Jackson stood alone atop the medal stand Saturday after winning the 800-meter championship at the Class 2A Track & Field Championships. BELOW: Jackson sprints toward the finish line as his competition attemtps to catch the senior. For more photos, visit www.riverlandnews.com. Charlene Williams AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News Torch Run keeps flame of hope burning bright When it comes to the annual Special Olympics Torch Run in Dunnellon, its more than a Torch Run, its a celebration. And that would certainly explain the smiles, laughs, cheers and songs. For the fourth year, the Dunnellon Police Department sponsored the Special Olympics Torch Run, making the 1.3-mile trek from Walmart to the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store and Abigails Caf on West Pennsylvania Avenue. Though its more of a walk, it didnt matter to the scores of Special Olympians and ordinary, everyday folks who participated in the event. This was about the Special Olympians. The torch run is to Fourth annual event a draw for participants You are the stars and the world is watching you. By your presence you send a message to every village, every city, every nation. A message of hope. A message of victory. The right to play on any playing field? You have earned it. The right to study in any school? You have earned it. The right to hold a job? You have earned it. The right to be anyones neighbor? You have earned it. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder, Special Olympics JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TORCH page 2 See FORWARD page 2 Jackson first champ since 1980 JACKSONVILLE Chris Jackson had two important races: one he knew about a week in advance. The second race came shortly before his final appearance at the Class 2A State Track & Field Championships at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida. The senior standout was the odds-onfavorite to capture the state championship in the boys 800-meter race. But not only was he competing in the halfmile sprint, Jackson was also scheduled to compete in the boys high jump competition. The problem for Jackson was making sure he arrived at the stadium in time for the start of the high jump. A flat tire en route to the campus located near the heart of Jacksonvilles beach district presented the biggest challenge of the day. It was just more time with God in the car, he said of the delay, which nearly cost him a chance to compete. He said when he and his coach, Damon Willingham, called to tell officials of the situation, they had originally disqualified him, but changed their decision because of the circumstances. It would have been more disheartening to not be able to compete than if I had lost the race, he said. But I knew it was in Gods hands and he would take care of it. The rest was up to Jackson. He arrived at the stadium 10 minutes See CHAMP page 14 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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Department will host a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday to help her acquire the needed funds. Charlene is always looking to help others and is so sincere, Dunnellon Police Lt. Sue Webb said. She knows so many people here in Dunnellon, you would think she was born and raised here. Her heart is bigger than the car she drives. The police department and others are decorating paper bags and making them into Derby Hats for the fundraiser. Several Dunnellon businesses are also getting involved in this endeavor by donating items for a live auction to be held after the Derby Run. Charlene is Miss Dunnellon because most people in this town know her, Dunnellon Police Chief Joanne Black said. She has donated so much of her time for so many things. The fundraiser will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Abigails. Tickets for the barbecue, which will include ribs or chicken and side dishes, are $10 each. The Derby Run will be shown live on a big screen and an auction will be held afterward, according to Christina Fernandez, Abigails owner. I am so touched by the explosion of well wishers and prayers, Williams said. God is in charge and whatever will happen, will happen. Williams plans to be at the fundraiser to visit with all her friends and will undoubtedly make new friends. Tickets can be purchased for this event at the Dunnellon Police Department or Abigails Caf. Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at Augie@ ThingsinTown.com. honor the essence of the Special Olympics worldwide crusade, Dunnellon Police Chief Joanne Black said, and conveys a message of hope to every community where people with intellectual disabilities continue to fight for acceptance and a chance to excel without barriers. To kick off this years event, Black brought in a Nikki Corbin as the keynote speaker. The 22-year-old has is certainly familiar with Special Olympics, having been a participant in the program for the past 14 years. Since moving to Florida in October 2006, Corbin has remained active in Special Olympics Marion County Program, both as a volunteer and athlete, participating in sports including basketball, bowling, soccer, softball, volleyball, tennis and equestrian, which is one of her favorite events. Recently, Corbin attended Global Messenger Program, which allows her to go out and speak on behalf of Special Olympics Florida. She said Special Olympics is key for the athletes, because of the bonds they forge at the games and events, such as fundraisers. I love trying out new sports and making new friends, she said before her Keynote Address. During her remarks, she praised the athletes for participating and gave thanks to those who make it possible for athletes to attend the State Games at no cost. Without your support, we wouldnt have the opportunities that we do, Corbin said. Once she completed her remarks to thunderous applause, the torch was lit and participants were off and, well, walking toward the Downtown Historic District where post-event activities included food and drinks at Abigails Caf and a celebration dance at the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store. As walkers made their way into the heart of the Historic District, participants were greeted to songs such as Queens We Are the Champions and Survivors Eye of the Tiger. As the beat to the tune made popular in the Rocky franchise played, one participant bellowed: This is my song! As participants gathered to eat, drink and enjoy the music, Black stood along the sidewalk and soaked in the view. This is wonderful, Black said. Everyone is so enthusiastic. I love it. This is how we give back. The money raised during statewide Torch Runs goes toward the Special Olympic Games, which are slated for May 17 and 18 at Walt Disney Worlds ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The proceeds allow the athletes to attend and participate with no cost to them or their family. Opening ceremonies will be at 7 p.m. May 17. For information, visit www.specialolympicsflorida.org., you can also contact the Dunnellon Police Department at 465-8510. RAD Key Chain class scheduled TuesdayThe Dunnellon Police Department will host a four-hour RAD Keychain Self-defense course from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Holy Faith Episcopal Church, 19924 West Blue Cove Drive. To register, you must have participated in the 12-hour Basic RAD Systems course. During this course, a guest instructor from University of Florida will teach with assistance from the Dunnellon Police Department RAD Instructors. Cost is $10, but the money will be refunded. However, if an attendee does not come, the money will not be refunded. 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 465-6359. Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a new charitable organization formed to assist local food pantries, will provide 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 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660.2 Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 000ES2N 000ES32 000ES39 Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free352-563-5655 769453 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County Offering quality consignment for all your furniture and home decor needs Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Find your perfect piece priced perfectly All Styles All Prices www.renroomocala.com 000EQS0 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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always necessarily come to the County Commission meetings. The commissioners just wanted to get out to the citizens and get a better understanding of their concerns and hear from a larger number of residents. And Kathy Bryant, the Dunnellon area representative for the County Commission, expects a better-than-average turnout Friday for the Town Hall meeting. Im very excited about it, I think itll be great for the constituents, said Bryant, who also chairs the County Commission. It gives us an opportunity to get out and to hear their concerns. Dunnellon always has a strong showing. The voters there are involved in their local governments. I do look forward to seeing a nice turnout from them. As to what areas of concern might be addressed by residents, Bryant said shes unsure, but she likely expects voters to discuss issues such as the shared gas tax revenue as well as springs protection. I think there is an active group that stays involved with things, she said. For information about the town halls, call the County Commission Office at 352-438-2323. Friends of Library meeting scheduledThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the library meeting room at the Dunnellon Public Library at 20351 Robinson Road. For information, call 438-2520. Master Gardeners at Dunnellon LibraryThe Marion County Master Gardeners will speak from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Dunnellon Public Library, and will help to answer warm season gardening questions. Dolores Lichatz will discuss plant problems and offer environmentally friendly, less expensive ways to deal with them. Many diseases and insects show up as the weather warms up and the rains begin. Be ahead of the curve by learning what to watch for and what to do. A 22-year-old Dunnellon man faces a litany of charges after being pulled over for driving a vehicle with an expired tag Sunday, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report stated. According to the report, Joshua Townsend was charged with possession of marijuana, less than 20 grams, driving while license was suspended or revoked, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and tampering with evidence. His bond was set at $3,500. The report stated Officer Aaron German observed a 1998 white in color Ford in the 11200 block of North Williams Street. Upon approaching the vehicle, the report noted, to have Townsend exit the vehicle, German observed Townsend chewing. After knocking on the door, Townsend placed something between the driver and passenger seat, the report stated. According to the report, the vehicle had the odor of marijuana ruminating from within. German had Townsend exit the vehicle at which time he was placed into handcuffs. Post Miranda, Townsend declined to comment. The report stated German found a yellow plastic baggie that was torn into small pieces, which contained small pieces of green leafy substance between the front driver and passenger seat. Also between the driver and passenger seats, next to the yellow bag, German observed numerous small pieces of green leafy substance. According to the report, the substance tested positive for marijuana. Townsend was transported to the Marion County Jail. Authorities bust drug house The Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST), with the assistance of Marion County Sheriffs Office SWAT, Ocala Police Department SWAT and the Dunnellon Police Department, executed three search warrants April 23 on McKinney Avenue in Dunnellon. These search warrants resulted from investigations conducted by Agents with UDEST. The following were charged as a result: Rubin Jones, Jr., 56, two counts sale of cocaine; two counts possession of cocaine; one count of possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a school; and one count of tampering with evidence. Joseph Vickers, 35, two counts sale of Oxycodone; two counts possession of oxycodone; one count possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a school; two counts of possession of firearm by convicted felon; and one count of possession of alprazolam. Charles Thomas Jr., 39,one count of possession of firearm by convicted felon. Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 3 000EL0F 000EQFP 000ERUK 854-1178 $ 10 Off Color or Perm With Coupon New customers only Good thru Aug. 31, 2013 8820 SR 200, Suite B Next to Divine Providence Resale Tuesday thru Saturday-4 0 0 0 E Q U 3 Man, 22, faces several charges NEWS NOTES Historic Village donates to Williams Special to the Riverland NewsMembers of Dunnellons Historic Village voted to donate $500 to the Charlene Williams fund at their April 19 meeting. Heidi Conde of My New OId Chair, the groups current president, presents the check to Officer Carolina Rolfes. Also pictured, from left, are: Candy Craig, Sam Scott, Carol Scott, Mary Short, Joann McCullough and Bonnie Lewison. The community is raising funds for anti-rejection drugs Williams will need to need to have banked before she can be placed on the list to receive a kidney transplant. FORUM continued from page 1 Riverland News

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4 Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 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 Boys & Girls Club says thanks for supportA special thanks to everyone and every company that helped to support the Americana Music Festival, which was April 20 at Swampys Restaurant. In spite of a rainy, cold day, there were many people who attended the event, ate barbeque, bid on silent auction items and made contributions to the Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon, which is the beneficiary of the event. The music was provided by Nathan Whitt, Backwater Bluegrass Band, and Scott and Michelle Dalziel and enjoyed by those in attendance. A special thanks to them, and to Wendell Landry and Carlos Sanchez of Swampys for hosting the festival and barbeque. Thanks also to Harold Horne, Jeanette Rehberg, Christopher Rehberg, Penny Fleeger and Michelle Leonard for helping serve the barbeque; the Chamber of Commerce for helping to support the event, the Citrus County Chronicle and the Riverland News for assistance in helping to make it a success, along with the following companies: Citrus 95, Clear Channel Outdoor, Florida Credit Union, Ocala Magazine, Ocala Style Magazine, Ocala Star Banner, Plantation of Crystal River, Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak, Sheryl Lesiak, Silver Springs Inc., The Guitar Center, The Sky-97.3 FM, Trophy Bass Expeditions, Aquatic Wilderness Adventure, WIND-95.5 FM, WKTK-98.5 WMFQ -92.9 FM, WOGL-93.7 K-Country, WTRSCountry 102.3 FM, WXCV-95.3 FM and WXOF-96.7 Fox Classic. This was a first time for the event and because of the positive reception, it is being planned again for the future. The new Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon is under construction and is scheduled to be completed by August. It will be a much-needed addition for the children of Dunnellon and for the community. The overall support of the city of Dunnellon is greatly appreciated. Carswell Ponder, Boys & Girls Club of Marion County Businesses, residents made Torch Run fantastic eventI would like to take a moment to share my deep appreciation to local business partners and citizens for supporting us in the fourth annual Dunnellon Police Department Law Enforcement Push Council to nix cameras T ried any weight loss programs lately? Doesnt it appear that everyone you know is on some kind of diet plan? I guess for me it started about five years ago and has not stopped. Ive tried just about everything. If I hear about it I have to try it. Of course, what works for one person may not work for another. Does anybody remember the cabbage soup diet? You pretty much have to stay close to home all day to make that one work since you literally spend most of your time in the bathroom. Then there was the Suzanne Somers book, the South Beach Diet, and the Special K plan which wasnt very special as I found myself hungry all day. The metabolism pills and weight suppressors work well, but the problem is you cant stay on them forever. Plus they can get very expensive. My latest venture has been Weight Watchers. Like many others, seeing the transformation in Jennifer Hudson had me convinced. But Ive discovered that my problem is that I have little patience and I want instant results. I spent more than $150 on the foods, which by the way doesnt make sense. If you want cookies with less fat, you have to pay more than a dollar more. In this case, less is always more. Fruits and vegetables can be pricey. Not to mention the special seasonings and ingredients they want you to use: panko, cilantro, roasted red peppers and olive oil are not cheap. I researched all the information, copied enough recipes for a couple of weeks, bought the stuff I needed, and got down to business. Following a healthy eating plan is time consuming. You cannot just grab something and go. Everything has to be prepared. Then you have to write every single thing you eat down on a log. So if you have a salad with eight ingredients you have to list each one separately. Dont forget the dressing and crackers even if you only had one. Its very time consuming, and who has that kind of time when youre working? Two weeks later and two pounds later I am ready to give up. My husband says I didnt give it a chance. But I want speedy results. However, I know it does work and Ive seen results in other people. If its going to cost me more than $100 a week, plus I have to take extra time preparing my food, then write every single thing down, I expect to lose at least 20 pounds. Come on, it could happen. Then I keep thinking about my poor husband being deprived, because there will be less of me for him to enjoy. Plus he seems to like my big bootie. My dad says Im struggling. 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 email, 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 TIME TO SMILE I know cleaning is not a topic I excel in. On a monthly basis, I give it my best shot. Usually, within a week, my house is back to being a disaster. Have you ever seen those tiny, wooden one-room houses on wheels? I think that is the only way for me to go. I would be forced to keep it clean because there is only 2 feet of walking space. Since my mom passed away, I have been cleaning like a cat high on catnip. I have vowed to simplify my life. From now on, all bills and statements are viewed online. No more trees will be harvested on my account. Dont get me wrong its not that I am an environmentalist its that I have about three weeks of shredding to do. So far, I have cleaned out one desk and three plastic bins full of paperwork. I threw away five large bags of garbage. Technically, I transferred papers from one bin to another when it comes to the shred pile. A massive cleanout means I separate everything into three piles, keep, shred or sell. By the time I am finished, I can only hope the keep pile is the smallest. If I combine all the things from my moms house with my sell pile in May, I am going to have a huge yard sale thats a tag sale for my Northern brethren. I may have to put up a tent because this thing is going to be massive. It is going to have furniture, tools and all sorts of crap. I mean wonderful stuff you cant live without. For example, I will part with my green plastic leprechaun teddy bear earrings for a dime. It will be tough, but I have to do it. Oh, the memories of many a drunken St. Patricks day. Thens there a New England clam chowder cookbook I have had for the past 30 years. I am sure I can fetch a whole quarter for that. Seeing that I have never attempted to make homemade soup, especially one that involves hard work like shucking clams, I think I can finally let go of my pipe dream of actually cooking one day. I wont lie and say I have aspirations of being a chef notice I didnt bother to say great chef! As for all the paperwork, I think the next time my brother has a bonfire I will give him the kindling. I wasnt kidding when I said I had three weeks of shredding to do. Out of curiosity I weighed the pile and it came in at a whopping 19 pounds, 4 ounces. My tax forms went as far back as 1986. That form is older than my youngest niece. No wonder my back feels like someone put me in the washer on the spin cycle. Ouch! Forget the photo albums. I lost count at 87 albums. Oh yeah, I could scan them on to a disc. Yeah, and I can win the lottery. Thats two things that will never happen. It would cost a fortune to have someone else do it. I did find, and for some insane reason, put in the keep pile, three old diaries from seventh grade to Cleaning lesson 101 Weight watcher G reen light. Red light. Green light. Red light. Ugh, its enough to make me scream, pull what little hair I have left out and bang my head against a brick wall, not necessarily in that order either. Im not referring to the elementary school playground game of Green light, red light. For those of you who cannot remember the game, players typically line up at one end of the playground, while another player shouts commands to the young drivers. If caught running a red light, the player is punished and must return to the starting line. And Im not discussing Greenlight Communications either, just so were clear about that. What were discussing is the rules of the road and the laws surrounding the controversial red-light cameras here in Dunnellon and statewide, because it seems motorists are caught in the crossroads of legalese writing. Even my boys, Jackson and Jayden, know youre supposed to stop on a red light. We teach those who are getting their license what to do when confronted with a red light. I remember when I took drivers education and did, what most folks would call a California roll at a stop sign. My instructor slammed on the brakes brining the car to a grinding halt. Mr. Bryan, do you know what those four letters on that red sign mean? he quizzed me. Yes sir, stop, I replied. Then I suggest, Mr. Bryan, you realize it means stop, not slow down and roll through it, he instructed me. According to the Florida Division of Motor Vehicles Drivers Handbook regarding traffic signals, drivers are required to get into the proper lane and approach the light at a speed that will allow you to stop if the light should change. When you must stop, stop before the pedestrian crosswalk or stop line. When the light turns green, do not move forward until the other traffic has cleared the intersection. Give the correct signal for stopping and turning. Watch for no turn and one way signs. That folks is what everyone learns when they receive their license. It is also, I would hope, one of the questions asked when we renew our license to continue driving. Of course, in Florida, it seems drivers have forgotten the skill of pulling over for emergency vehicles and turning on ones headlights when its raining. Both are laws and arguments for another day. Heres where the problem See LETTERS page 6 See JERSEY page 6 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 7 See TIME page 6 Kathleen Wallace

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Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results from April 23: Winners: 1. Brian Norris, 5,640; 2. Bob Fitterman, 5,560; 3. Gordon Quigley, 5,510), 4. Pauline Sturdevant, 5,040. Slams: Wilma Jester and Gordon Quigley, 6 Spades. Results from April 16 Winners: 1. Jeanne Reed, 6,660; 2. Bob Fitterman, 5,190; 3. Wilma Jester, 5,070; 4. Shirley Busca, 4,920; 5. Bill Smead, 4,290). Slams: Luise Pellett and Shirley Busca, 6Hearts made 7; Bill Smead and Shirley Busca, 6 NT made 7; and Bob Fitterman and Wilma Jester, 6Hearts made 7. Results from April 9: Winners: 1. Wilma Jester, 6,000; 2. Betty Quigley, 5,250; 3. Millie Morales, 5,240; 4. Betsy Davis, 4,710; 5. Shirley Busca, 4,490. Slams: Betty Quigley and Wilma Jester, 6 NT. AA group to meet at Baptist churchLight in Dark Places, a new Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group, will meet at noon Mondays at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon at 20831 Powell Road. The public is welcome. For information, call Francis Endryck at 352-4762819 or email fendryck @tampabay.rr.com.Nar-Anon hosts weekly meetingsThe Nar-Anon Family Group hosts the Together We Grow meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204. Nar-Anon is for family and friends of addicts, sharing experiences, strength, hope, and providing a path to serenity and peace of mind. For information, visit www. NARANONFL.org.Church to host 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, email Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople. org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon. 'Forget-Me-Not' open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its ForgetMe-Not 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 Alzheimer's 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.Church hosts Reformers Unanimous Reformers Unanimous is an addictions program developed from more than a decade of experience, and is the fastest growing faith-based addictions program in America. Meetings are directed not toward a specific addiction, but toward overcoming any addiction through the Higher Power that is Jesus Christ. For information, as well as success testimonies, visit the national website at www.reformu.com. Local meetings are at 7 p.m. Fridays at Riverland Baptist Church, one mile north of State Road 40 on U.S. 41. Friendship Day slated FridayChurch Women United May Friendship Day will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church at 1908 S.E. Fort King St. Ocala. Participants are encouraged to bring household or hygiene items for the Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Center. There will be a potluck lunch. 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 at its church at 7171 S.W. State Road 200 in the Enrichment Center.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 Women's 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. Womens Bible study scheduledNew Women's Cross Denominational Bible study called One Woman's Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Women's Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For information visit Facebook at One Women's 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 sh 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. Ella Naomi Sammons, 90Ella Naomi Sammons, 90, passed away April 23, 2013, surrounded by family at her home in Dunnellon, Fla. Naomi was born in Hernando, June 24, 1922, to William Huey Ogle and Edith Croft Ogle. She graduated from Citrus High School in Inverness in 1940. She married George Dewey Sammons Jr., June 30, 1940, in Hernando. The newlyweds moved to Dunnellon in January of 1943 with their two young daughters. They were blessed with two sons in 1946 and 1955, respectively. In 1972, Naomi, along with her son George, opened Sammons House of Flowers, a staple in the Dunnellon community until the doors closed in June, 2001. Naomi was a long standing member of the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon as well as a long time officer in the Pythian Sisterhood. Although she suffered the loss of her husband, a son and a daughter, she is survived by a daughter, and a son, as well as a large extended family that includes 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Naomi was dearly loved by all of her family as well as many in the community. Funeral Services were in the Chapel at Roberts Funeral Home in Dunnellon 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013. A viewing for the public was held from 1 to 3 p.m., prior to the service. Burial followed at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Expressions of sympathy can be made to robertsofdunnellon.com. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon. Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 5 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 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 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 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 000ER83 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 000ES3A 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 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 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 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 000EQFF 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 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 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 OBITUARY Ella Naomi Sammons CHURCH NEWS National Day of Prayer Special to the Riverland NewsMayor Nathan Whitt, left, presents Evelyn Pelton with a proclamation recognizing May 2 as National Day of Prayer. The nationwide event will be celebrated locally from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the City Boat Ramp. May 2 marks the nationally recognized event. The local event will feature pastors and other Dunnellon dignitaries. SUPPORT GROUPS BRIDGE SCORES

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Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida. I am grateful to the many contributors who helped make this event such a success. This event was filled with fun, food, music and community spirit. We had a wonderful speaker, Nikki Corbin, who has been a Special Olympics athlete since the age of 8; her speech touched everyones heart with her inspiring courage. A 1.4 mile kick-off walk bringing the ceremonial torch of the Special Olympics Florida games through our Dunnellon community beginning at Walmart and traveling with a dedicated group of citizens, law enforcement officers and staff. Along the route, many business partners stepped out from their businesses to cheer the walkers as they traveled down U.S. 41. Participants walked with the ceremonial torch down U.S. 41 and ended at Abigails Caf for a celebration. At the conclusion of the walk we were welcomed at Abigails Caf and were served dinner by the Dunnellon Fire Rescue. The participants were entertained by deejay Julius Henry, who played popular dancing music for all to enjoy. Shalyn Barker, co-owner of Victorias School of Dance, provided four dancers to teach all the participants popular dance moves which encouraged everyone to join and enjoy. Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak bus driver, Ron Strong gave his time to transport participants with the use of Mayor Nathan Whitts bus, assisting those who could not finish the walk or who needed a ride back to Walmart following the event. All the proceeds raised benefits Special Olympic where the athletes can attend and participate without any cost to them or their family. This is a time where athletes compete in the Summer Olympics Games and show their true talents. The public is invited to attend the opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. May 17. I would like to thank the following sponsors who assisted and partnered with the police department for the fourth annual Law Enforcement Torch Run: Abigails Caf, Riverland News, Aarons Rental, Sonic, Cadence Bank, Regions Bank, SunTrust Bank, Dunnellon Fire Rescue and Explorers, Victorias School of Dance, Marion County Sheriffs Office Funeral Escort, Nikki Corbin, Charlene Williams, Ron Strong, Chief Joe Campfield, Weisemans Auto Care, Annie Johnsons Thrift Store, Goin Postal, Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak, Julius Henry, Kiwanis Aktion Club, Walmart and volunteers. My sincere appreciation to my dedicated staff, police officers, chaplain and our volunteers for many hours freely given of their time and for making such a success of this great cause. Chief Joanne M. Black, Dunnellon Police Department I was telling my daughter that exact thing when we were at Boomtown this past weekend eating funnel cakes and ribbon fries. If you dont know what either one of those are you need to find out as they are two of mans greatest creations. The problem with most diet plans is they are so controversial. Low fat or low carb? Olive oil or saffron oil? Rice, yes or no? You hear so many different opinions and you really dont know which one would work best until you try them all. There are many healthy rules that I follow. I never use vegetable oil or cheap margarine. Its been more than two years since Ive bought white sugar. I drink at least five glasses of water each day and unsweetened tea. I never drink soda. Yet, I have my go-to meals that Ive been making for more than 20 years that I know are probably not healthy. How can you take baked ziti away from an Italian? And please dont ask me to use low-fat ricotta cheese. Its just not the same. I got the best news from Dr. Oz this week though. He says its now OK to eat pasta as long as you dont cook it all the way. Heck, Ill eat it raw if I have to. That was good news indeed. So if I wait just a few more months, itll be OK to eat twice baked potatoes, cheesy rice and chocolate cake. Maybe theyll also discover that brown rice and whole wheat bread are not healthy after all. I bet the brown rice is clogging my arteries. So the bottom line is, and I know this, I need more exercise in my life. Anybody want to join me at Zumba? my freshman year in high school. I am not sure how I ever became a writer, because what I wrote is horrible. I wrote such riveting details: I havent done much all day but clean my room and blow my nose. Wow! What an exciting life. I had horrible allergies as a child and my suffering seems to take up a lot of space in my diary. I know it wasnt dust from cleaning because as a kid my bedroom was spotless. Somewhere along the line I changed from Felix to Oscar. One thing that has not changed is my spelling errors. How on earth did I graduate from college? Apparently, I spent several weeks going on about a boy named Mark. My memory bank is empty, because I havent a clue who he is. I wrote I met Danny, Mark and Craig. Mark was the cutest and Danny was the nicest, but for some reason I liked Craig. Mark must have grown on me. I guess it didnt last long because the remainder of the diary I talk about Steve. I was head over heels for him literally I went head over heels on my bike riding by his house. Oh, the embarrassing moments of life. I do remember Steve, because he was all muscles. Thats all I will tell you about Steve, because what I wrote cant go in a family friendly paper. Now I see where my writing skills improved. Such is memory lane and the dust bin. I have two cabinets and two desks of paperwork to go through. This was a nice break, but I must get back to cleaning. This time if I sneeze it is not from my allergies. 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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. 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. 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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, selfhelp, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-OnTape, 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. Surrounded by family and friends, 99year-old Dunnellon resident Albert Groffinger was honored by Hospice of Marion County with a Veterans Pinning Ceremony. Tom Howard, a volunteer with HMC and a veteran, conducted the ceremony by leading the Pledge of Allegiance, Veterans blessing, flag stand presentation and official pinning, which was performed by Groffingers wife of 67 years, Anna Marie. The event was documented by a flurry of no less than four cameras. Thank you so much for being here and for everything you do, said Groffinger, speaking of the care and compassion provided by the hospice team and the volunteers who made the ceremony possible. Groffinger served in the U.S. Army. For 40 years, he continued to serve at Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, D.C., in vaccine research and development. While living in the D.C. area, he helped found the Wheaton, Md., American Legion Post 268. He is a past commander and current member of the Wall-Rives American Legion Post No. 58. To reach out to the brave men and women who have given so much for our country, Hospice of Marion County launched the Veterans Pinning Ceremony in 2009. In the past four years, hospice volunteers have performed more than 450 Veterans Pinning Ceremonies at patients homes, nursing homes and hospice houses, as well as for employees and volunteers. Special to the Riverland News gets dicey for drivers regarding the law about red-light cameras and righthand turns. According to Florida Statute 316.0083, a notice of violation and a traffic citation may not be issued for failure to stop at a red light if the driver is making a right-hand turn in a careful and prudent manner at an intersection where right-hand turns are permissible. This paragraph does not prohibit a review of information from a traffic infraction detector by an authorized employee or agent of the department, a county, or a municipality before issuance of the traffic citation by the traffic infraction enforcement officer. So who truly decides careful and prudent? Frankly, the way the law was written by the so-called professional lawmakers is disturbing. It makes one challenge exactly what course, or Cracker Jack box, they got their license from. Do state lawmakers need to correct this problem? Sure. Will they? Not likely and theres a simple reason why. They arent the ones paying for counties and municipalities to install the cameras, nor are they paying law enforcement officers to sit at a desk all day and review potential problems. Do I like red-light cameras? No, I think they are a terrible idea and create an unnecessary burden not only on drivers, but also on residential and business taxpayers. Folks who have gotten those tickets no longer shop in town, because of the extra $158 they had to spend on a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs. If city officials really want to push tourism as an economic engine, their first step should be to kill the contract with American Traffic Solutions later this year when the city can cut ties with the Arizona-based company. So if your complaints have fallen on the deaf ears of state lawmakers, now is the time to be heard at the local level as the city will begin preparing budgets for workshops in August. If you want the red-light cameras gone, make your voice be heard at the Dunnellon City Council. They voted to approve them, they can vote to remove them. In the meantime, perhaps its best to remember the rules of the road taught to you by your drivers education instructor, whether it was a teacher or your parents. Red means stop, regardless of whether a sign is posted. Thats what I consider safe and prudent, dont you?Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 7 *MUST BE LOCAL, IN-COUNTY DELIVERY Call 489-2731 or visit us on the web www.riverlandnews.com Subscribe today! 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CALL NOW, It is FREE OTHER continued from page 4 Pregnancy center raising moneyThe Family Hope Pregnancy Center of Dunnellon is raising money to purchase an ultrasound machine. The cost for the machine is $15,800. Those wishing to make a tax-deductible donation may do so at Capital City Bank, 10241 N. Florida Ave., Citrus Springs. Checks must be made out to Christians United in Christ/ultrasound and monies raised will go directly toward the machine. For information, call Marcy Boss, president, Christians United in Christ, at 489-0018. 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. Kiwanis changes meeting place The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will begin meeting at Carmela's Restaurant at 8 a.m. Wednesdays for its weekly meetings and breakfast. However, on the third Wednesday monthly, the club will continue meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. For information, contact Ellie Pollock at 465-6803 for a reservation by the previous Tuesday weekly. COMMUNITY BRIEFS Hospice honors vet during ceremony Friends of the Library bookstore open Puzzle answers on Page 2

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Master Gardeners summer camp on tap 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. University-trained horticulture experts will introduce campers, ages 8 to 14 years old, to the art and science of gardening. Campers will learn about plant growth and development, water, soils, environmental horticulture, garden pests, plant identification and more. Master Gardeners will also help campers explore career opportunities in the horticulture field. The registration fee of $75 covers the cost of supplies and is due with registration by May 17. For information, call 352-671-8400. For other educational opportunities for all ages, visit www. marioncountyfl.org/ extensionservice.htm and like the Marion County Master Gardeners on Facebook www.facebook.com/ marioncountymastergardeners) for updates right to your newsfeed. 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 School's 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 programs 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. 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 of at the office of the church or put in the container in the church narthax. For information, call 489-5954. Harmony Preschool registrations accepted 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. 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 call Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at (352) 212-5473 or tdunn@ manateediv.org. A buzz of excitement came to more than 1,200 high school and middle school journalism students April 25 as well as advisers from across the state, as students and teachers marked the first day of the Florida Scholastic Press Association State Convention. Among those hundreds of attending were 12 Dunnellon High School students. The convention started with opening ceremonies Thursday night, where the first of many awards were announced. The biggest award given was the Emerging Young Journalist Award, which is for eighththrough 10thgrade students who are the best of the best in their school. The finalists were narrowed to three and included Dunnellon High School student Christina Bauer. The award went to Cypress Bay High Schools Meredith Sheldon. Michael Newman, a New Face of Fox winner, delivered the Keynote Address. I like the way he explained things, Cote Deonath, a sophomore, said. He made it really interesting, Dunnellon fared well winning a multitude of All-Florida awards in multiple categories, including Stevie Whites second place finish in her Tom Pierce photography portfolio; Rachel Hornes first place on a cancer story about Michael Beach and on two-group projects, This was a student life hobbies page. I was really surprised that I got anything for my portfolio, and winning second place was really awesome, said White, a senior. Friday followed with many on-the-spot competitions, including Mixed Company, a8 Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 000ELV6 FREE APPETIZER Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICH Coupon required. 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000EQU5 R IVERLAND SPORTS/ EDUCATION Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 9 Chris Jackson, boys track and field The senior captured the first individual track and field championship since 1980 with his victory Saturday in the 800-meter run at the Class 2A Track & Field Championships. Jackson is the first runner to win an individual title since Johnny Edwards won the 440-yard dash in 1976. Not only did Jackson place first in the 800, he finished in a five-way tie for fifth place in the high jump, giving him three medals during his prep career. Chris Jackson DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT COMMUNICATIONS Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending April 28: Mixed Doubles No-Tap results: The April 7-9-8 NoTap tourney was won by Shirley Tenity and Ives Chavez, who rolled a team total of 1,572 pins, including a 300 game by each. Second place went to Linda and Mike Dudziak, 1,564, followed by Sandy LePree and David Rogers, 1,547, and Myla Wexler and John Saltmarsh, 1,518. Jim Wright had the high series for the men, 877, and Sandy LePree for the women, 811. James Conley took the Krazy Eights, outlasting four finalists. The next Mixed Doubles 7-9-8 NoTap will be May 19. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Larry Fritz 292; Phil Ciquera 289, 815; Sean Fugere 761; Bridget Foley 289, 718; Lori Ciquera 269, 712. Scratch: Larry Fritz 280; Sean Fugere 279, 761; Phil Ciquera 746; K.C. Cridland 246, 611; Dorine Fugere 235, 641; Lori Ciquera 601. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Jack Moriarty 303, 747; Bob Swarm 261, 685; Ivan Miller 261; Bobbie Christensen 246; Jan Miller 241, 653; Dianna Kirk 655. Scratch: Jeff Koch 238, 642; Bob Swarm 232; Ken Sprague 612; Jan Miller 186, 488; Bobbie Christensen 176; Paula Weaver 457. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Art Trebon 246, 667; Jack Connell 244, 670; Marty Suehowicz 670; June Williams 217, 616; Helen Simonson 217; Barb Steffen 213, 612. Scratch: Jack Connell 201, 541; Jerry Ness 196; Marty Suehowicz 562; Barb Steffen 160, 453; June Williams 148, 409. Late Starters: Handicap: Rich Soletto 282; Art Trebon 257, 661; Rich Vehrs 649; Helen Herr 264, 663; Linda Vehrs 241, 655. Scratch: Rich Soletto 279, 607; Mark Ash 256, 624; Sandy LePree 198, 535; Millie George 191; Linda Vehrs 502. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Jim Wright 327; Bobby Finch 310, 776; Matt OBrien 771. Scratch: Jim Wright 289; Matt OBrien 279, 711; Scott Brown 707; Mark Smith 702; Brian Carney 700. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Carl Peterson 257, 663; Mike Hughes 238; Dave Messenger 647; Pat Stoner 240; Diane Collier 237, 651; Janet Murray 662. Scratch: Carl Peterson 226, 570; Dave Messenger 189, 536; Janet Murray 192, 566; Pat Stoner 189; Diane Collier 477. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Jerry Ness 274, 756; Andre Boetius 274; Bob Chester 264; Norm Patch 702; Thia Williams 271, 743; Vickie Brown 268, 750. Scratch: Jerry Ness 246, 672; Carl Peterson 234, 629; Janet Murray 212, 538; Carolyn Handley 166, 433. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Arta Norris 283, 767; Lou Hiller 281, 790; Rosemary Burdick 263, 701; Sandy LePree 244; June Williams 711. Scratch: Phil Ciquera 237, 670; Wes Foley 222, 626; Rosemary Burdick 210, 542; Sandy LePree 186, 512. Bowlers of the Week: Vickie Brown, 90 pins over her average, and Phil Ciquera, 164 pins over his average. League scores for the week ending April 21: Congratulations: Sean Fugere continued his dominance on the lanes by rolling an 824 series during the Citrus County Monthly Sweeper, including a 300 in the second game. The other game scores were 256 and 268. Citrus County Sweeper Results: Winners of the monthly CCUSCBA Sweeper were Dorine and Sean Fugere with a total of 1,584 pins. Second place went to John Fish Jr. and Jeff Post, 1,541, followed by Butch Shampine and Scott Brown, 1,507, and Stephanie Flory and Matt OBrien, 1,504. Check the CCUSBCA website for the date of the next Sweeper. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Dennis Iverson 284, 835; Chris Carr 273, 756; Stephanie Flory 265; Stacy Christopher 264, 696; Saad Bouve 729. Scratch: Chris Carr 268, 741; Dennis Iverson 248, 727; Stephanie Flory 246, 632; K.C. Cridland 225, 596. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Bob Swarm 276, 718; Larry Kirk 272; Wayne Baker 690; Dianna Kirk 250, 677; Joyce Swarm 249; Lucy Smallwood 456. Scratch: Jeff Koch 259, 639; Larry Kirk 254; Bob Swarm 628; Joyce Swarm 189, 471; Dianna Kirk 175; Lucy Smallwood 456. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Frank Andrukanis 245, 681; Bob Mannella 229, 645; Barb Steffen 243, 676; Mary Skourn 227; June Williams 636. Scratch: Jerry Ness 226, 623; Bob Mannella 194, 540; Barb Steffen 189, 514; Mary Skourn 162; June Williams 429. Late Starters: Handicap: Bob Desmeules 258, 677; Victor Maldonado 241, 667; Marilyn Seymour 254; Vicki Soletto 253, 678; Linda Vehrs 652. Scratch: Ted Rafanan 236; Mark Ash 235, 627; Rich Soletto 637; Sandy LePree 208, 504; Vicki Soletto 199, 516; Marilyn Seymour 199. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Mike Dudziak 317, 821; Jay Willet 313; Ives Chavez 790. Scratch: Dennis Bonnell 280; Mike Dudziak 277, 701; Tim Lawrence 728; Joe Baierlein 701. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Carl Peterson 257, 663; Mike Hughes 238; Dave Messenger 647; Pat Stoner 240; Diane Collier 237, 651; Janet Murray 662. Scratch: Carl Peterson 226, 570; Dave Messenger 189, 536; Janet Murray 192, 566; Pat Stoner 189; Diane Collier 477. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Rich Williams 290; Ernie Gonsalves 269; Gary Brown 713; Alan Murray 700; Betty Joyce 264; Cheryl Apple 257, 755; Andrea Kish 747. Scratch: Rich Williams 233; Gary Brown 220, 599; Carl Peterson 560; Janet Murray 201, 537; Betty Joyce 173; Andrea Kish 498. Parkview Owls: Handicap: K.E. Conrad 287; Wes Foley 283, 776; Matt OBrien 777; Carolyn Woodward 297, 745; June Williams 270; Myla Wexler 723. Scratch: Wes Foley 265, 722; Matt OBrien 257, 705; Carolyn Woodward 213; Myla Wexler 204, 570; Lisa Morgan 578. Bowlers of the Week: Cheryl Apple, 95 pins over her average, and Dennis Iverson, 187 pins over his average. BOWLING SCORES McCray inks deal with Broncos Lerentee McCray wont need to look very far to see that undrafted collegiate players can make it in the NFL. And if the former Dunnellon High School standout needs any advice about what it takes, he can likely turn to his new teammate with the Denver Broncos, the recently signed Wes Welker, who signed to a two-year, $12 million contract in the offseason after spending the past six seasons with the Patriots. Welker went undrafted after his career at Texas A&M came to a close. He initially signed by San Diego following the 2004 draft, but then was cut and landed in Miami. He joined New England in 2007 and proceeded to put up an NFL-leading 672 receptions, along with 7,459 yards and 37 touchdowns, in his six seasons with the Patriots. There are plenty of other notable NFL players who had distinguished careers, such as Kurt Warner, John Randall, Antonio Gates, London Fletcher and Lerentee McCray DMS students prep for busy week of activities D unnellon Middle School has an exciting and actionfilled week planned. It is here! The DMS eighth-grade dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the DMS Caf. The theme this year is Hollywood Nights, and we know DMS students attending the dance will have a good time, a lot of surprises, the crowning of a king and queen, VIP tables and more. Tickets are $8 each and now on sale through the Guidance Office or during breakfast and lunch in the caf. Tickets must be purchased by the end of school Friday. There will be no tickets available at the door Saturday. The dress code is Sunday Best, no sweats, hats, baggy pants, or athletic wear will be permitted. Academic requirements are no out-of-school suspensions and the student must be in school the day before the dance. The dance is for DMS eighthgraders only. We hope all our students will enjoy this rite-of-passage as they look forward to moving to the high school and their Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal PRINCIPALS OFFICE See SMALLRIDGE page 14 Terms not disclosed; Denver rookie mini-camp opens May 10 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See DEAL page 14 Magic martial artists Sepulvedas ATA Martial Arts Dunnellon, Lake City and Mass Defense of Orlando did a demonstration April 10 during the pre-game show for the Orlando Magic. The three demo teams and parents pose with Magic cheerleaders. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Kelly Mitchell displays her abilities with double swords. Andrew Allen shows off his moves with a single sword as Mitchell stands in the background with double swords. Aubrie Dalziel and Heath Ritchie wow the crowd with a demonstration in double Nunchucks. Alisia Norcross demonstrates fans, while Kelly Mitchell shows off her technique with double swords. Special to the Riverland News

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10 Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 FAMILY FEATURES W hether you grow your own vegetables or shop the produce aisle in your grocery store, garden-fresh vegetables add beautiful color and great taste to the table. Ree Drummond, known to her fans as The Pioneer Woman, is raising four active kids on a working cattle ranch in Okla homa and has written two best-selling cookbooks. She says she loves to find new ways to put more delicious veggies on her familys table. I get so excited about my garden maybe a little too excited! Drummond says. Sometimes I literally have vege tables coming out my ears. Fortunately, Ive got four kids who love to pick just about any thing I plant, so every thing gets harvested on time if not a little earlier. When I bring those veggies into my kitchen, nothing shows off their fresh flavor like a little bit of butter or, even better, Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt. I love this product because it comes in pre-measured, one-quarter cup sticks of butter. That makes prep easier, because so many of my recipes, like my Pasta Primavera, call for just 2 to 4 table spoons of butter. If you dont have a vegetable garden or cant always get fresh produce, dont despair. Flash-frozen vegetables retain much of their flavor and nutrient value. Thaw vegetables before using them in these recipes, or just heat them through and toss with high-quality butter for an easy side dish. When they taste this good, kids will be saying, More veggies, please! Ree Drummond has partnered with Land OLakes and blogs at www.ThePioneerWoman.com. Find more garden-fresh recipes at www.LandOLakes.com. Pasta Primavera Yield: 6 servings For the pasta 1 half stick (4 tablespoons) Land O Lake Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, divided 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally 1 cup bite-sized broccoli pieces 2 medium zucchini, sliced diagonally 1 medium summer squash, sliced diagonally 4 ounces white mushrooms, washed and sliced 1/2 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup frozen peas 1 cup diced cooked ham 8 wholebasilleaves,chopped(setaside extra chopped basil, for garnish) 1 pound pasta (penne, fusilli or linguini), cooked according to package directions and drained For the sauce 1/4 cup dry white wine (up to 1/2 cup), optional (replace with additional broth if not using) 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth 3/4 cup heavy cream 3/4 cup half-and-half Black pepper to taste 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (set aside extra grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish) Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots and cook for 1 minute, then add broccoli and cook for an addi tionalminute.Removefromskilletandsetaside. Add 1 additional tablespoon butter to skillet and allow it to melt. Add zucchini, squash, and mushrooms,andcookfor3to4minutes,oruntil vegetables are starting to soften. Remove from skillet and add to other vegetables. Set aside. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet and allow it to melt. Add onions and garlic to skillet and cook for 2 min utes, or until starting to turn translucent. Pour in wine and chicken broth and stir, scraping bottom of pan to loosen flavorful bits. Cook liquid for 3 to 4 minutes, allow ing it to reduce by about half. Stir in cream and half-and-half, then add Parmesan and allow cheese to melt. Add black pepper to taste. Let sauce thicken for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add all vegetables to sauce, then add frozen peas, diced ham and chopped basil. Stir to com bine everything. If sauce needs a little more liquid, splash in a small amount of broth as needed. Place cooked pasta in a large serving bowl. Pour all contents of skillet over pasta and toss to combine. Sprinkle with extra chopped basil and serve with extra Parmesan.Spring Stir-FryYield: 4 servings 1 half stick (4 tablespoons) Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, divided 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound whole jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed 3 carrots,peeledandchopped 1/2 pound asparagus, ends trimmed off, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen green peas Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 lemon 1/4 cup finely minced fresh parsley Fresh Parmesan shavings, as desired Heat 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic and stir to cook for 1 minute. Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes, or until opaque. Remove shrimp and garlic to a plate. Do not clean skillet. Add rest of the butter and melt. Add carrots and asparagus in a single layer and cook, stirring occa sionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender but still slightly crisp. Scoot carrots and asparagus to edges of pan, then add peas to middle of pan. Cook for one to two minutes, stirring gently, until peas are heated through and tender. Add shrimp back to pan, stir to toss, then add salt and pepper. Squeeze juice of one lemon all over contents of pan and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Sprinkle parsley over top. Serve stir fry immediately over cooked rice, or on its own. Top with Parmesan shavings and squeeze on extra lemon juice if needed. Margherita Pasta Yield: 4 servings 6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) uncookeddried pennepasta 1 half stick (4 tablespoons) Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic 2 medium (2 cups) tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; return to sauce pan. Keep warm. Meanwhile, melt butter in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until sizzling. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds or until softened. Add tomatoes and basil; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until heated through (1 to 2 min utes). Add pasta and Parmesan cheese, stir until combined. Serve immediately.Oven-Roasted Asparagus and MushroomsYield: 4 servings 1 pound asparagus, trimmed 1 (8-ounce) package mushrooms, quartered 1/4 cup red onion, sliced 3 large cloves garlic, sliced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 half stick (4 tablespoons) Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, melted 1 teaspoon lemon juice Heatovento425F.Arrangeasparagus,mushrooms and onions on aluminum foil-lined 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle melted butter and lemon juice over top. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until aspara gus are tender and lightly browned. Ree Drummond Spring Stir-Fry Pasta Primavera Margherita Pasta Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt was awarded a 2013 Better Homes and Garden s Best New Product Award in the butter category.

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TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For information, call 465-5807. S. Dunnellon Civic Associaton meets The South Dunnellon Civic Association Inc. meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly at 1962 W. Test Court, South Dunnellon. The facility is on the left side of street just before The Annie W. Johnson Center. The public is invited to come help, and give ideas to promote community improvement and safety. For more details, contact Randy Campbell at 465-7135 or e-mail randolphcampbell@bellsouth.net. Police collecting used cell phones The Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for Domestic Violence victims. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violent shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique.DCF seeks volunteers for programThe Department of Children and Families in your community has been awarded a Food Stamp Participation Grant. DCF is looking for committed volunteers with computer experience to help our food stamp customers navigate the online application process. For information, call Nora Larsen at (352) 330-5517 or email Nora_Larsen@dcf. state.fl.us. Boys & Girls Clubs seek donations Many Boys & Girls Clubs are benefitting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. People wishing to donate their cars or for information call 800-246-0493. Cub Scouts meet Tuesdays at churchCub Scout Pack 508 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Highway 484, Ocala. For information, call 465-7272. Kiwanis Club golf tourney scheduled for May 18The 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. For information or to sign up, call Mike Pontius at 465-0310, Erin Widegren at 489-2656 or Ellie Pollock at 465-6803.12 Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 Riverland News MONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORS TO 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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However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 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. 434-0509 RIVEstate of Santulli, Mary Frances File No. 2013CP352(F ) Notice To CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2013-CP-352(F) IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY FRANCES SANTULLI a/k/a MARY SANTULLI Deceased. AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARY FRANCES SANTULLI a/k/a MARY SANTULLI, deceased, whose date of death was January 18, 2013, File Number 2013-CP-352(F), is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. 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 served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF 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 THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is May 2, 2013. /S/MARIA L. TIPALDO Personal Representative: 5 Kittredge Court, Freehold, New Jersey 07728 /S/JOEL O. PARKER Attorney for Personal Representative: Florida Bar No. 0070201 E-Mail: brettandreynoldspa@gmail.com BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. 20093 East Pennsylvania Avenue, #4 P.O. 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Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 5/17/2013 at 9:00 am 1988 FORD VIN # 1FTEX15N8JKA10705 5/20/2013 at 9:00 AM 1996 CHEVROLET VIN # 1GNCS13W8T2228714 2004 HONDAVIN # 1HGEM21374L064492 2007 QIANJIANG VIN # LAWTAAM077C331182 May 2, 2013 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1998 DODGE VIN # 1B4HS28Y0WF207896 1991 VOLKSWAGEN VIN #3VWDB21G1MM007137 1993 HONDAVIN # JHMEG8554PS054189 2005 HYUNDAI VIN # KMHFU45E35A408516 2003 FORD VIN # 1FTRW07L53KC61722 May 2, 2013 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 Todays New Ads Romeo Area Moving/Downsizing 20725 SW 10th St. US 41 to SW 5th Place, follow signs, Fri/ Sat 8a to 2p Good Stuff! Medical Careers begin here Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Computer and Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-203-3179 www .CenturaOnline.com 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 AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. 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Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 13 ABOVE: A Special Olympian cheers at the conclusion of Corbins keynote address. BELOW: Sierra Hogan and her dog, Bart, participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run for the first time. ABOVE: Denise Clark pumps her fist as walkers make their way toward Abigails Caf, the finish line for this years fourth annual Dunnellon Police Department Special Olympics Torch Run. RIGHT: Nikki Corbin smiles while giving her keynote speech prior to the start of the annual event. BELOW: Special Olympics athlete Dean McAllister sings We Are the Champions as participants in the fourth annual Dunnellon Police Department Special Olympics Torch Run listen to him croon the Queen classic rock song. A group of walkers, which included dignitaries, police officers, residents and, of course, VIP Special Olympics athletes, wave at passing motorists as they make their way south along U.S. 41 during the fourth annual Dunnellon Police Department Special Olympics Torch Run. For more photos, visit www.riverlandnews.com. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News

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competition where students are grouped into teams with people from other schools and given a challenge and a deadline. Dunnellons Alexandria Bowers was among the winning team, who all received free admission tickets to Universal Studios as part of their prize. Richie Litterine, a TigerVision student, also won in Collaborative Commercial, the video production version of Mixed Company, winning second place. The weekend closed out with a dinner banquet, where keynote speaker Yoni Mintz of Good Morning America talked about the immediacy of news. The night ended with a neon dance party, where students dressed in an assortment of costumes, including gorillas, bananas and Mario. Saturdays closing ceremonies brought awards to a wide range of schools, and gave journalism students great experiences to carry on through their future. The experiences werent just for the students, though. Journalism adviser Julie Mancini won the Julie E. Dodd scholarship which she will use to attend a workshop in Las Vegas over the summer. It was a great learning experience and Im definitely going to want to go back in future years, said Emily Romero, a freshman yearbook and video production student. James Harrison, to name a few, who were never drafted by an NFL team and had to catch on through rookie free agency. Overall, the Broncos have 25 players on their roster, including Welker, who went undrafted. Still, the disappointment of not being one of the 254 players selected in the 2013 NFL Draft was bitter for McCray, who played at the University of Florida and was projected as a mid-round pick by many experts. Im definitely disappointed about how the draft went, said McCray, who hopes to join the likes of former Tiger football players Ernie Mills, Vito McKeever and Ricky Easmon, who played in the NFL. Im used to the adversity. Ive been dealing with it my whole life, such as not getting everything I want right away. But Im going to go out and work hard to get what I want. Its part of my motivation to get better. But he doesnt plan to allow the letdown from not being drafted linger, he plans to use it as motivation for the two chips hes carrying on his shoulders. Im definitely going to work hard and do what I have to do, said McCray, noting the Broncos werent his lone option for signing an undrafted rookie contract. I pretty much had the opportunity to pick where I wanted to go, but given the fact (Denver) has low numbers at my position, I believed it was one of my best options. I believe I can work my way to being a starter right away. McCray will get his first chance to prove he can be a starter at the pro level when the Broncos open their rookie minicamp May 10. Its going to be a great experience, he said. Im coming in ready. I want prove all of the other 31 teams wrong. adult lives. DMS Class of 2013, enjoy your special night. We would like to say a special thank you to the following students and staff for their hard work and time spent to create Hollywood Nights for the eighth-grade class. Student volunteers: Ariel Benjamin, Destiny Cochran, McKenzie Ingram, Christian Kidd, Gabe MacMahan, Anya Mazzurco, Shelby Meyers, Chris Reed, Dana Roberts and Emma Sylvester. Staff volunteers: Sara Brooks, Matthew Dettloff, Amy Guerra, Cindy Guile, Doug Henry, Vicki Hoffman, Glen Jones, Jill Peterson, Michelle Reese, Rossi Sporano, Rose Thomas, Connie Torres and Cynthia Wise. Thank you for creating a magical memory for everyone attending the dance. The Book Bowl Team will challenge their Marion County middle school peers today at the annual Marion County Sunshine State Young Readers Book Bowl. Team members are: Tyler LaMon, Nereida Martinez, Shelby Meyers, Kurtis Pinto and Alexis Shutt along with their sponsor, Mrs. Constance Anderson, Media Specialist. The team will leave campus at approximately 9 a.m. to compete in the annual Book Bowl at the Browne Greaton Cole Auditorium at MTI in Ocala. The book bowl teams are composed of five members who read at least 13 to 15 books on the recommended Sunshine State Young Readers Award website. Students will answer questions from these books to earn points, and the team with the most points wins the annual competition. The event will be broadcast on the Marion Educational Channel, Brighthouse Channel 198, Comcast 99 and Cox 12. The Marion Educational Channel is also available over the air on digital channel 7.1 and various other cable systems in the area. We are very excited for these young people who will represent Dunnellon Middle School and know they are going to have a good time at the competition. We also want to say thank you for representing us in such a positive way. Finally, a thank you to all our DMS students who read every day proving that DMS loves to read! Good luck and have fun. There will be a parent and student informational meeting at 6 p.m. May 7 about the 2013-14 DMS annual Washington, D.C., trip for upcoming eighth-graders. The annual trip is filled with learning opportunities while our students develop a greater understanding of the heroes who shaped the nation and fought for independence. This is also a reminder to 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 record has been updated. To assist our parents to update shot records of their sixth-grade students who will become seventh-graders 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. Please call the Dunnellon Middle School nurse/clinic at 352-4656720 if you have any questions. Mrs. Noells English Honors classes celebrated National Poetry Month with Poems on the Pavement. English Honor students selected poems that are relevant to the area of campus where the poems were written. All poems are related to their craft outside their doors. The Road Not Taken, written by Robert Frost, is placed at the front of building two where the sidewalks diverge. Thank you to our English Honor students and Mrs. Noell for strengthening our appreciation of poetry on the Dunnellon Middle School Campus. Schedule of EventsTODAY Marion County Annual Book Bowl at MTI 3:40 to 5 p.m. Track practice.SATURDAY 7 to 11 p.m. Hollywood Nights, eighthgrade dance. MONDAY 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. Academic Brain Bowl practice. TUESDAY 6 p.m. Informational meeting about the 2014 Washington, D.C., trip in Building No. 10, Auditorium. 3:40 to 5:30 p.m. Band practice. 3:40 to 5 p.m. Track practice.WEDNESDAY 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Free health shots, Building No. 10. Students must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 14 Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 000ERIP 000ERWN Ocala 671-5374 The Villages 633-7019 2 Year 2.00 % APY ASK about RATES for shorter or longer term Regular Savings or IRA/401ks including transfers 2 Year Insured & Guaranteed $10,000 Minimum Deposit $5,000,000 Maximum per family (subject to approval) 000EN7O 000ES35 000ES2R April Students of the Month The DMS April Students of the Month are: Yisiara Aguirre, Mandy Bernstein, Dustin Morgan, Jillian Boys, Luke Busca, Mary Caprio, Carly Chinners, Hannah Chung, Kalei Collins, Andy Davila Heredia, Kendra Ford, Anna Giliberti, Hannah Goodemote, Maddison Gozdecki, Megan Howard, Darren Cameron Hunt, Cheyenne Ingalls, Raquelle Irizarry, Tyler Kirschenpfad, Matthew Livingston, Abigail Lolly, Hope Lynn, Jos Magna, Ishana Maharaj, Joseph Maisevich, Kayla Mock, Javier Rabadan, Kevin Renzulli, Justin Romero, Patrick St. Jean, Cortez Tigg, Jennifer Torres, Taylor Turner, Trevor Vonseggern and Kristopher Wallace. SMA LL R I D G E continued from page 9 AWARDS continued from page 8 DEA L continued from page 9 before the high jump finals were started. Thankfully for Jackson, the start of the high jump finals was delayed 20 minutes otherwise he might have missed the chance to compete for a medal. Jackson quickly stretched, placed his tape markers and completed one practice jump before the field began their quest for an individual title. Thats my normal warmup, Jackson explained. I just go off of my athleticism. I dont have much technique when it comes to the high jump. Jackson, like many other competitors, struggled with debris in front of the high jump pit, clearing 6 feet to finish in a five-way tie for fifth place. At the Region 2A2 Track & Field Championships the prior week, Jackson had cleared 6 feet, 4 inches, which was the winning mark Saturday, set by Waltons Terrell Campbell. Of course, I had hoped to do better, but Im pleased I placed, Jackson said. You get to state, youre competing against guys in their signature event. They train for it, they know the technique. I was just hoping to hang with them and put on a good performance. Jackson wasnt about to let the disappointment from his performance linger. The senior took a knee in the field, praying before the medal ceremony when he quickly vanished to prepare for his signature event the 800-meter run. Jackson knew going in, he had a target on his back after recording the fastest time in Class 2A on April 4 at the FloridA Relays when he clocked in at 1:53.9. Running in the last of the two 800-meter races during the finals, Jackson looked calm and relaxed. But on the inside, he said, his heart was already racing around the track. Once the gun sounded, he and his competition were off. Though he typically likes to stay in the middle of the pack, Jackson changed his strategy for his final prep race, opting to stay with the leaders until he knew it was time to break free. And on the final lap of the two-lap race, Jackson broke free before holding off Vaquan Small of Miami Washington and Andrew Wyllie of Rutherford, who finished in second and third, respectively. Jackson finished with a time of 1:55.42 while Small clocked in at 1:55.76 and Wyllies time was 1:55.92. At about 120 meters, I felt like it was my race, he said. I knew I had put some distance between myself and everyone else. I never heard them coming until we were about 8 meters away, but I wasnt going to lose in those last few meters. I gave it everything I had. The finish might have not looked the prettiest, but its the results that count. Jackson said he was never concerned about losing, not because of arrogance though. I was racing to win, he explained. Those other guys, they were racing to beat me, they werent racing to win. I think thats what the difference was. Jacksons victory Saturday marked the end of a decades-long title drought for the Dunnellon High track and field program. Vito McKeever was the last Tiger to win a title in 1980 when he won his second straight championship in the high jump. Back at school Monday, Jackson said he was getting a lot of congratulations and applause from teachers and classmates. But he made sure to take time to visit the gymnasium, where photos and names of individual state winners are placed on the wall. I looked up there, and was like wow, he said. Its been a long time since someone from Dunnellon won in track and field. It means a lot to be a champion. It means a lot for Dunnellon High School. Bruce Wentz, the Dunnellon High athletic director, said Jackson should be proud of his accomplishment for years to come. It means a lot to DHS, Wentz said, noting the time gap between individual champions in the sport. It is great to see an athlete that has worked so hard at something have it finally pay off with a state championship. CH AM P continued from page 1



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Thursday, May 2, 2013 Vol 31 No. 28 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Community Chorale concert slatedThe Dunnellon Community Chorale Spring Concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church at 21501 W. State Road 40. The group will perform contemporary music as well as secular songs from composers such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern. Beverly Kirk, Bill McDowell and Larry Harris will perform solos. A love offering will be collected at the end of the program. For information, call 489-2682.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 ex-smokers 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 866-341-2730.Womens Club to host rib sale May 11The Womens Club of Dunnellon will host a Baby Back Rib sale from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased by Monday. Ribs are for takeout only and will be available for pickup at the Masonic Lodge on Powell Road. All proceeds will go to the Dunnellon Boys & Girls Club Building Fund. For information, call Treva at 489-4512 or Pat at 489-6708. Commission to discuss issues at Town Hall forum In an effort to better improve the lines of communication with its constituents, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners is launching a new initiative to provide updates about areas of concern at the county level as well as hear about issues from residents countywide. And to do so, the County Commission will host a series of Town Hall meetings throughout the county. The second of the series of meetings will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Dunnellon Public Library. Overall, the commission will host 10 town hall gatherings, two in each commission district. The Board will provide updates about issues they are dealing with at the county level, said Christy Jergens, the public information manager for Marion County. They just want to hear from the citizens, who may express concerns. Well have staff on hand to respond to questions they may express at this time. Its an initiative to get out to the residents where they are, to get out to residents who not Kathy Bryant New county initiative will start at 9 a.m. Friday at public library JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See FORUM page 3 Benefit event for WilliamsFor more than 15 years, Charlene Williams has given her time, talents and love to numerous people and organizations of Dunnellon, and now she needs our help. About two years ago, Williams accidentally discovered her kidneys were failing when her primary doctor did a blood test, revealing the bad news. I got a cold and just kept working and it settled in my kidneys, Williams said to explain how she found out about her kidney failure. Last year her doctor referred Williams to Tampa General Hospital to see if she if she met the requirements for a donor kidney, but she was still not sick enough. The last time I was only 38 percent kidney function, Williams explained. Now my function is down to 11 percent and Im on daily dialysis. Her doctor again sent the referral to the hospital April 23 and they are waiting for the decision to see if she qualifies for a donor. There is a better success rate if someone decides to donate their kidney, she said. Then the surgery is scheduled, the donor is in the next operating room and there is less decaying of the organ before transplant. Williams had a job for many years, but recently lost her employment. It is necessary for her to have about $10,000 in an account as a stipulation to be considered for the procedure, and that is where Dunnellon residents can help. The Dunnellon Police Pay It Forward fundraiser scheduled JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsPolice officer Scott Houts, right, and God Colyer hold the torch April 23 as participants in the fourth annual Dunnellon Police Department Special Olympics Torch Run. Two two make their way south on U.S. 41 toward the Historic District. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsABOVE: Dunnellon High Schools Chris Jackson stood alone atop the medal stand Satur day after winning the 800-meter championship at the Class 2A Track & Field Championships. BELOW: Jackson sprints towar d the finish line as his competition attemtps to catch the senior. For more photos, visit www.riverlandnews.com. Charlene Williams AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News Torch Run keeps flame of hope burning bright When it comes to the annual Special Olympics Torch Run in Dunnellon, its more than a Torch Run, its a celebration. And that would certainly explain the smiles, laughs, cheers and songs. For the fourth year, the Dunnellon Police Department sponsored the Special Olympics Torch Run, making the 1.3-mile trek from Walmart to the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store and Abigails Caf on West Pennsylvania Avenue. Though its more of a walk, it didnt matter to the scores of Special Olympians and ordinary, everyday folks who participated in the event. This was about the Special Olympians. The torch run is to Fourth annual event a draw for participants You are the stars and the world is watching you. By your presence you send a message to every village, every city, every nation. A message of hope. A message of victory. The right to play on any playing field? You have earned it. The right to study in any school? You have earned it. The right to hold a job? You have earned it. The right to be anyones neighbor? You have earned it. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder, Special Olympics JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TORCH page 2 See FORWARD page 2 Jackson first champ since 1980 JACKSONVILLE Chris Jackson had two important races: one he knew about a week in advance. The second race came shortly before his final appearance at the Class 2A State Track & Field Championships at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida. The senior standout was the odds-onfavorite to capture the state championship in the boys 800-meter race. But not only was he competing in the halfmile sprint, Jackson was also scheduled to compete in the boys high jump competition. The problem for Jackson was making sure he arrived at the stadium in time for the start of the high jump. A flat tire en route to the campus located near the heart of Jacksonvilles beach district presented the biggest challenge of the day. It was just more time with God in the car, he said of the delay, which nearly cost him a chance to compete. He said when he and his coach, Damon Willingham, called to tell officials of the situation, they had originally disqualified him, but changed their decision because of the circumstances. It would have been more disheartening to not be able to compete than if I had lost the race, he said. But I knew it was in Gods hands and he would take care of it. The rest was up to Jackson. He arrived at the stadium 10 minutes See CHAMP page 14 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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Department will host a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday to help her acquire the needed funds. Charlene is always looking to help others and is so sincere, Dunnellon Police Lt. Sue Webb said. She knows so many people here in Dunnellon, you would think she was born and raised here. Her heart is bigger than the car she drives. The police department and others are decorating paper bags and making them into Derby Hats for the fundraiser. Several Dunnellon businesses are also getting involved in this endeavor by donating items for a live auction to be held after the Derby Run. Charlene is Miss Dunnellon because most people in this town know her, Dunnellon Police Chief Joanne Black said. She has donated so much of her time for so many things. The fundraiser will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Abigails. Tickets for the barbecue, which will include ribs or chicken and side dishes, are $10 each. The Derby Run will be shown live on a big screen and an auction will be held afterward, according to Christina Fernandez, Abigails owner. I am so touched by the explosion of well wishers and prayers, Williams said. God is in charge and whatever will happen, will happen. Williams plans to be at the fundraiser to visit with all her friends and will undoubtedly make new friends. Tickets can be purchased for this event at the Dunnellon Police Department or Abigails Caf. Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at Augie@ ThingsinTown.com. honor the essence of the Special Olympics worldwide crusade, Dunnellon Police Chief Joanne Black said, and conveys a message of hope to every community where people with intellectual disabilities continue to fight for acceptance and a chance to excel without barriers. To kick off this years event, Black brought in a Nikki Corbin as the keynote speaker. The 22-year-old has is certainly familiar with Special Olympics, having been a participant in the program for the past 14 years. Since moving to Florida in October 2006, Corbin has remained active in Special Olympics Marion County Program, both as a volunteer and athlete, participating in sports including basketball, bowling, soccer, softball, volleyball, tennis and equestrian, which is one of her favorite events. Recently, Corbin attended Global Messenger Program, which allows her to go out and speak on behalf of Special Olympics Florida. She said Special Olympics is key for the athletes, because of the bonds they forge at the games and events, such as fundraisers. I love trying out new sports and making new friends, she said before her Keynote Address. During her remarks, she praised the athletes for participating and gave thanks to those who make it possible for athletes to attend the State Games at no cost. Without your support, we wouldnt have the opportunities that we do, Corbin said. Once she completed her remarks to thunderous applause, the torch was lit and participants were off and, well, walking toward the Downtown Historic District where post-event activities included food and drinks at Abigails Caf and a celebration dance at the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store. As walkers made their way into the heart of the Historic District, participants were greeted to songs such as Queens We Are the Champions and Survivors Eye of the Tiger. As the beat to the tune made popular in the Rocky franchise played, one participant bellowed: This is my song! As participants gathered to eat, drink and enjoy the music, Black stood along the sidewalk and soaked in the view. This is wonderful, Black said. Everyone is so enthusiastic. I love it. This is how we give back. The money raised during statewide Torch Runs goes toward the Special Olympic Games, which are slated for May 17 and 18 at Walt Disney Worlds ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The proceeds allow the athletes to attend and participate with no cost to them or their family. Opening ceremonies will be at 7 p.m. May 17. For information, visit www.specialolympicsflorida.org., you can also contact the Dunnellon Police Department at 465-8510. RAD Key Chain class scheduled TuesdayThe Dunnellon Police Department will host a four-hour RAD Keychain Self-defense course from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Holy Faith Episcopal Church, 19924 West Blue Cove Drive. To register, you must have participated in the 12-hour Basic RAD Systems course. During this course, a guest instructor from University of Florida will teach with assistance from the Dunnellon Police Department RAD Instructors. Cost is $10, but the money will be refunded. However, if an attendee does not come, the money will not be refunded. 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 465-6359.Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a new charitable organization formed to assist local food pantries, will provide 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 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660.2 Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 000ES2N 000ES32 000ES39 Seven Days A Week Rain or ShineCall to see how you can receive2 Weeks Free352-563-5655769453 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County Offering quality consignment for all your furniture and home decor needs Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Find your perfect piece priced perfectly All Styles All Prices www.renroomocala.com 000EQS0 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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always necessarily come to the County Commission meetings. The commissioners just wanted to get out to the citizens and get a better understanding of their concerns and hear from a larger number of residents. And Kathy Bryant, the Dunnellon area representative for the County Commission, expects a better-than-average turnout Friday for the Town Hall meeting. Im very excited about it, I think itll be great for the constituents, said Bryant, who also chairs the County Commission. It gives us an opportunity to get out and to hear their concerns. Dunnellon always has a strong showing. The voters there are involved in their local governments. I do look forward to seeing a nice turnout from them. As to what areas of concern might be addressed by residents, Bryant said shes unsure, but she likely expects voters to discuss issues such as the shared gas tax revenue as well as springs protection. I think there is an active group that stays involved with things, she said. For information about the town halls, call the County Commission Office at 352-438-2323. Friends of Library meeting scheduledThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the library meeting room at the Dunnellon Public Library at 20351 Robinson Road. For information, call 438-2520.Master Gardeners at Dunnellon LibraryThe Marion County Master Gardeners will speak from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Dunnellon Public Library, and will help to answer warm season gardening questions. Dolores Lichatz will discuss plant problems and offer environmentally friendly, less expensive ways to deal with them. Many diseases and insects show up as the weather warms up and the rains begin. Be ahead of the curve by learning what to watch for and what to do. A 22-year-old Dunnellon man faces a litany of charges after being pulled over for driving a vehicle with an expired tag Sunday, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report stated. According to the report, Joshua Townsend was charged with possession of marijuana, less than 20 grams, driving while license was suspended or revoked, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and tampering with evidence. His bond was set at $3,500. The report stated Officer Aaron German observed a 1998 white in color Ford in the 11200 block of North Williams Street. Upon approaching the vehicle, the report noted, to have Townsend exit the vehicle, German observed Townsend chewing. After knocking on the door, Townsend placed something between the driver and passenger seat, the report stated. According to the report, the vehicle had the odor of marijuana ruminating from within. German had Townsend exit the vehicle at which time he was placed into handcuffs. Post Miranda, Townsend declined to comment. The report stated German found a yellow plastic baggie that was torn into small pieces, which contained small pieces of green leafy substance between the front driver and passenger seat. Also between the driver and passenger seats, next to the yellow bag, German observed numerous small pieces of green leafy substance. According to the report, the substance tested positive for marijuana. Townsend was transported to the Marion County Jail.Authorities bust drug houseThe Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST), with the assistance of Marion County Sheriffs Office SWAT, Ocala Police Department SWAT and the Dunnellon Police Department, executed three search warrants April 23 on McKinney Avenue in Dunnellon. These search warrants resulted from investigations conducted by Agents with UDEST. The following were charged as a result: Rubin Jones, Jr., 56, two counts sale of cocaine; two counts possession of cocaine; one count of possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a school; and one count of tampering with evidence. Joseph Vickers, 35, two counts sale of Oxycodone; two counts possession of oxycodone; one count possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a school; two counts of possession of firearm by convicted felon; and one count of possession of alprazolam. Charles Thomas Jr., 39,one count of possession of firearm by convicted felon.Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 3 000EL0F 000EQFP 000ERUK 854-1178 $ 10 Off Color or Perm With Coupon New customers only Good thru Aug. 31, 2013 8820 SR 200, Suite B Next to Divine Providence Resale Tuesday thru Saturday-4 000EQU3 Man, 22, faces several charges NEWS NOTES Historic Village donates to Williams Special to the Riverland NewsMembers of Dunnellons Historic Village voted to donate $500 to the Charlene Williams fund at their April 19 meeting. Heidi Conde of My New OId Chair, the groups current president, presents the check to Officer Carolina Rolfes. Also pictured, from left, are: Candy Craig, Sam Scott, Carol Scott, Mary Short, Joann McCullough and Bonnie Lewison. The community is raising funds for anti-rejection drugs Williams will need to need to have banked before she can be placed on the list to receive a kidney transplant. FORUM continued from page 1 Riverland News

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4 Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 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 Boys & Girls Club says thanks for supportA special thanks to everyone and every company that helped to support the Americana Music Festival, which was April 20 at Swampys Restaurant. In spite of a rainy, cold day, there were many people who attended the event, ate barbeque, bid on silent auction items and made contributions to the Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon, which is the beneficiary of the event. The music was provided by Nathan Whitt, Backwater Bluegrass Band, and Scott and Michelle Dalziel and enjoyed by those in attendance. A special thanks to them, and to Wendell Landry and Carlos Sanchez of Swampys for hosting the festival and barbeque. Thanks also to Harold Horne, Jeanette Rehberg, Christopher Rehberg, Penny Fleeger and Michelle Leonard for helping serve the barbeque; the Chamber of Commerce for helping to support the event, the Citrus County Chronicle and the Riverland News for assistance in helping to make it a success, along with the following companies: Citrus 95, Clear Channel Outdoor, Florida Credit Union, Ocala Magazine, Ocala Style Magazine, Ocala Star Banner, Plantation of Crystal River, Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak, Sheryl Lesiak, Silver Springs Inc., The Guitar Center, The Sky-97.3 FM, Trophy Bass Expeditions, Aquatic Wilderness Adventure, WIND-95.5 FM, WKTK-98.5 WMFQ -92.9 FM, WOGL-93.7 K-Country, WTRSCountry 102.3 FM, WXCV-95.3 FM and WXOF-96.7 Fox Classic. This was a first time for the event and because of the positive reception, it is being planned again for the future. The new Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon is under construction and is scheduled to be completed by August. It will be a much-needed addition for the children of Dunnellon and for the community. The overall support of the city of Dunnellon is greatly appreciated. Carswell Ponder, Boys & Girls Club of Marion CountyBusinesses, residents made Torch Run fantastic eventI would like to take a moment to share my deep appreciation to local business partners and citizens for supporting us in the fourth annual Dunnellon Police Department Law Enforcement Push Council to nix cameras Tried any weight loss programs lately? Doesnt it appear that everyone you know is on some kind of diet plan? I guess for me it started about five years ago and has not stopped. Ive tried just about everything. If I hear about it I have to try it. Of course, what works for one person may not work for another. Does anybody remember the cabbage soup diet? You pretty much have to stay close to home all day to make that one work since you literally spend most of your time in the bathroom. Then there was the Suzanne Somers book, the South Beach Diet, and the Special K plan which wasnt very special as I found myself hungry all day. The metabolism pills and weight suppressors work well, but the problem is you cant stay on them forever. Plus they can get very expensive. My latest venture has been Weight Watchers. Like many others, seeing the transformation in Jennifer Hudson had me convinced. But Ive discovered that my problem is that I have little patience and I want instant results. I spent more than $150 on the foods, which by the way doesnt make sense. If you want cookies with less fat, you have to pay more than a dollar more. In this case, less is always more. Fruits and vegetables can be pricey. Not to mention the special seasonings and ingredients they want you to use: panko, cilantro, roasted red peppers and olive oil are not cheap. I researched all the information, copied enough recipes for a couple of weeks, bought the stuff I needed, and got down to business. Following a healthy eating plan is time consuming. You cannot just grab something and go. Everything has to be prepared. Then you have to write every single thing you eat down on a log. So if you have a salad with eight ingredients you have to list each one separately. Dont forget the dressing and crackers even if you only had one. Its very time consuming, and who has that kind of time when youre working? Two weeks later and two pounds later I am ready to give up. My husband says I didnt give it a chance. But I want speedy results. However, I know it does work and Ive seen results in other people. If its going to cost me more than $100 a week, plus I have to take extra time preparing my food, then write every single thing down, I expect to lose at least 20 pounds. Come on, it could happen. Then I keep thinking about my poor husband being deprived, because there will be less of me for him to enjoy. Plus he seems to like my big bootie. My dad says Im struggling. 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 email, 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 TIME TO SMILE Iknow cleaning is not a topic I excel in. On a monthly basis, I give it my best shot. Usually, within a week, my house is back to being a disaster. Have you ever seen those tiny, wooden one-room houses on wheels? I think that is the only way for me to go. I would be forced to keep it clean because there is only 2 feet of walking space. Since my mom passed away, I have been cleaning like a cat high on catnip. I have vowed to simplify my life. From now on, all bills and statements are viewed online. No more trees will be harvested on my account. Dont get me wrong its not that I am an environmentalist its that I have about three weeks of shredding to do. So far, I have cleaned out one desk and three plastic bins full of paperwork. I threw away five large bags of garbage. Technically, I transferred papers from one bin to another when it comes to the shred pile. A massive cleanout means I separate everything into three piles, keep, shred or sell. By the time I am finished, I can only hope the keep pile is the smallest. If I combine all the things from my moms house with my sell pile in May, I am going to have a huge yard sale thats a tag sale for my Northern brethren. I may have to put up a tent because this thing is going to be massive. It is going to have furniture, tools and all sorts of crap. I mean wonderful stuff you cant live without. For example, I will part with my green plastic leprechaun teddy bear earrings for a dime. It will be tough, but I have to do it. Oh, the memories of many a drunken St. Patricks day. Thens there a New England clam chowder cookbook I have had for the past 30 years. I am sure I can fetch a whole quarter for that. Seeing that I have never attempted to make homemade soup, especially one that involves hard work like shucking clams, I think I can finally let go of my pipe dream of actually cooking one day. I wont lie and say I have aspirations of being a chef notice I didnt bother to say great chef! As for all the paperwork, I think the next time my brother has a bonfire I will give him the kindling. I wasnt kidding when I said I had three weeks of shredding to do. Out of curiosity I weighed the pile and it came in at a whopping 19 pounds, 4 ounces. My tax forms went as far back as 1986. That form is older than my youngest niece. No wonder my back feels like someone put me in the washer on the spin cycle. Ouch! Forget the photo albums. I lost count at 87 albums. Oh yeah, I could scan them on to a disc. Yeah, and I can win the lottery. Thats two things that will never happen. It would cost a fortune to have someone else do it. I did find, and for some insane reason, put in the keep pile, three old diaries from seventh grade to Cleaning lesson 101 Weight watcher Green light. Red light. Green light. Red light. Ugh, its enough to make me scream, pull what little hair I have left out and bang my head against a brick wall, not necessarily in that order either. Im not referring to the elementary school playground game of Green light, red light. For those of you who cannot remember the game, players typically line up at one end of the playground, while another player shouts commands to the young drivers. If caught running a red light, the player is punished and must return to the starting line. And Im not discussing Greenlight Communications either, just so were clear about that. What were discussing is the rules of the road and the laws surrounding the controversial red-light cameras here in Dunnellon and statewide, because it seems motorists are caught in the crossroads of legalese writing. Even my boys, Jackson and Jayden, know youre supposed to stop on a red light. We teach those who are getting their license what to do when confronted with a red light. I remember when I took drivers education and did, what most folks would call a California roll at a stop sign. My instructor slammed on the brakes brining the car to a grinding halt. Mr. Bryan, do you know what those four letters on that red sign mean? he quizzed me. Yes sir, stop, I replied. Then I suggest, Mr. Bryan, you realize it means stop, not slow down and roll through it, he instructed me. According to the Florida Division of Motor Vehicles Drivers Handbook regarding traffic signals, drivers are required to get into the proper lane and approach the light at a speed that will allow you to stop if the light should change. When you must stop, stop before the pedestrian crosswalk or stop line. When the light turns green, do not move forward until the other traffic has cleared the intersection. Give the correct signal for stopping and turning. Watch for no turn and one way signs. That folks is what everyone learns when they receive their license. It is also, I would hope, one of the questions asked when we renew our license to continue driving. Of course, in Florida, it seems drivers have forgotten the skill of pulling over for emergency vehicles and turning on ones headlights when its raining. Both are laws and arguments for another day. Heres where the problem See LETTERS page 6 See JERSEY page 6 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 7 See TIME page 6 Kathleen Wallace

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Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results from April 23: Winners: 1. Brian Norris, 5,640; 2. Bob Fitterman, 5,560; 3. Gordon Quigley, 5,510), 4. Pauline Sturdevant, 5,040. Slams: Wilma Jester and Gordon Quigley, 6 Spades. Results from April 16 Winners: 1. Jeanne Reed, 6,660; 2. Bob Fitterman, 5,190; 3. Wilma Jester, 5,070; 4. Shirley Busca, 4,920; 5. Bill Smead, 4,290). Slams: Luise Pellett and Shirley Busca, 6Hearts made 7; Bill Smead and Shirley Busca, 6 NT made 7; and Bob Fitterman and Wilma Jester, 6Hearts made 7. Results from April 9: Winners: 1. Wilma Jester, 6,000; 2. Betty Quigley, 5,250; 3. Millie Morales, 5,240; 4. Betsy Davis, 4,710; 5. Shirley Busca, 4,490. Slams: Betty Quigley and Wilma Jester, 6 NT. AA group to meet at Baptist churchLight in Dark Places, a new Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group, will meet at noon Mondays at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon at 20831 Powell Road. The public is welcome. For information, call Francis Endryck at 352-4762819 or email fendryck @tampabay.rr.com.Nar-Anon hosts weekly meetingsThe Nar-Anon Family Group hosts the Together We Grow meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204. Nar-Anon is for family and friends of addicts, sharing experiences, strength, hope, and providing a path to serenity and peace of mind. For information, visit www. NARANONFL.org.Church to host 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, email Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople. org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon.'Forget-Me-Not' open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its ForgetMe-Not 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 Alzheimer's 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.Church hosts Reformers Unanimous Reformers Unanimous is an addictions program developed from more than a decade of experience, and is the fastest growing faith-based addictions program in America. Meetings are directed not toward a specific addiction, but toward overcoming any addiction through the Higher Power that is Jesus Christ. For information, as well as success testimonies, visit the national website at www.reformu.com. Local meetings are at 7 p.m. Fridays at Riverland Baptist Church, one mile north of State Road 40 on U.S. 41. Friendship Day slated FridayChurch Women United May Friendship Day will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church at 1908 S.E. Fort King St. Ocala. Participants are encouraged to bring household or hygiene items for the Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Center. There will be a potluck lunch.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 at its church at 7171 S.W. State Road 200 in the Enrichment Center.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 Women's 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.Womens Bible study scheduledNew Women's Cross Denominational Bible study called One Woman's Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Women's Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For information visit Facebook at One Women's 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 sh 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. Ella Naomi Sammons, 90Ella Naomi Sammons, 90, passed away April 23, 2013, surrounded by family at her home in Dunnellon, Fla. Naomi was born in Hernando, June 24, 1922, to William Huey Ogle and Edith Croft Ogle. She graduated from Citrus High School in Inverness in 1940. She married George Dewey Sammons Jr., June 30, 1940, in Hernando. The newlyweds moved to Dunnellon in January of 1943 with their two young daughters. They were blessed with two sons in 1946 and 1955, respectively. In 1972, Naomi, along with her son George, opened Sammons House of Flowers, a staple in the Dunnellon community until the doors closed in June, 2001. Naomi was a long standing member of the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon as well as a long time officer in the Pythian Sisterhood. Although she suffered the loss of her husband, a son and a daughter, she is survived by a daughter, and a son, as well as a large extended family that includes 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Naomi was dearly loved by all of her family as well as many in the community. Funeral Services were in the Chapel at Roberts Funeral Home in Dunnellon 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013. A viewing for the public was held from 1 to 3 p.m., prior to the service. Burial followed at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Expressions of sympathy can be made to robertsofdunnellon.com. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon. Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 5 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 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 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 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 000ER83 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 000ES3A 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 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 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 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 000EQFF DUNNELLONFIRST UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCH21501 W. Highway 40Rev. Eddie Fulford, PastorSunday Communion Worship Service 8:00 AM Praise Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School9:30 AM & 11:00 AMBuilding the Kingdom in Everything We Do352-489-4026www.fumc-dunnellon.org000EHXO 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 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 OBITUARY Ella Naomi Sammons CHURCH NEWS National Day of Prayer Special to the Riverland NewsMayor Nathan Whitt, left, presents Evelyn Pelton with a proclamation recognizing May 2 as National Day of Prayer. The nationwide event will be celebrated locally from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the City Boat Ramp. May 2 marks the nationally recognized event. The local event will feature pastors and other Dunnellon dignitaries. SUPPORT GROUPS BRIDGE SCORES

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Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida. I am grateful to the many contributors who helped make this event such a success. This event was filled with fun, food, music and community spirit. We had a wonderful speaker, Nikki Corbin, who has been a Special Olympics athlete since the age of 8; her speech touched everyones heart with her inspiring courage. A 1.4 mile kick-off walk bringing the ceremonial torch of the Special Olympics Florida games through our Dunnellon community beginning at Walmart and traveling with a dedicated group of citizens, law enforcement officers and staff. Along the route, many business partners stepped out from their businesses to cheer the walkers as they traveled down U.S. 41. Participants walked with the ceremonial torch down U.S. 41 and ended at Abigails Caf for a celebration. At the conclusion of the walk we were welcomed at Abigails Caf and were served dinner by the Dunnellon Fire Rescue. The participants were entertained by deejay Julius Henry, who played popular dancing music for all to enjoy. Shalyn Barker, co-owner of Victorias School of Dance, provided four dancers to teach all the participants popular dance moves which encouraged everyone to join and enjoy. Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak bus driver, Ron Strong gave his time to transport participants with the use of Mayor Nathan Whitts bus, assisting those who could not finish the walk or who needed a ride back to Walmart following the event. All the proceeds raised benefits Special Olympic where the athletes can attend and participate without any cost to them or their family. This is a time where athletes compete in the Summer Olympics Games and show their true talents. The public is invited to attend the opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. May 17. I would like to thank the following sponsors who assisted and partnered with the police department for the fourth annual Law Enforcement Torch Run: Abigails Caf, Riverland News, Aarons Rental, Sonic, Cadence Bank, Regions Bank, SunTrust Bank, Dunnellon Fire Rescue and Explorers, Victorias School of Dance, Marion County Sheriffs Office Funeral Escort, Nikki Corbin, Charlene Williams, Ron Strong, Chief Joe Campfield, Weisemans Auto Care, Annie Johnsons Thrift Store, Goin Postal, Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak, Julius Henry, Kiwanis Aktion Club, Walmart and volunteers. My sincere appreciation to my dedicated staff, police officers, chaplain and our volunteers for many hours freely given of their time and for making such a success of this great cause. Chief Joanne M. Black,Dunnellon Police Department I was telling my daughter that exact thing when we were at Boomtown this past weekend eating funnel cakes and ribbon fries. If you dont know what either one of those are you need to find out as they are two of mans greatest creations. The problem with most diet plans is they are so controversial. Low fat or low carb? Olive oil or saffron oil? Rice, yes or no? You hear so many different opinions and you really dont know which one would work best until you try them all. There are many healthy rules that I follow. I never use vegetable oil or cheap margarine. Its been more than two years since Ive bought white sugar. I drink at least five glasses of water each day and unsweetened tea. I never drink soda. Yet, I have my go-to meals that Ive been making for more than 20 years that I know are probably not healthy. How can you take baked ziti away from an Italian? And please dont ask me to use low-fat ricotta cheese. Its just not the same. I got the best news from Dr. Oz this week though. He says its now OK to eat pasta as long as you dont cook it all the way. Heck, Ill eat it raw if I have to. That was good news indeed. So if I wait just a few more months, itll be OK to eat twice baked potatoes, cheesy rice and chocolate cake. Maybe theyll also discover that brown rice and whole wheat bread are not healthy after all. I bet the brown rice is clogging my arteries. So the bottom line is, and I know this, I need more exercise in my life. Anybody want to join me at Zumba? my freshman year in high school. I am not sure how I ever became a writer, because what I wrote is horrible. I wrote such riveting details: I havent done much all day but clean my room and blow my nose. Wow! What an exciting life. I had horrible allergies as a child and my suffering seems to take up a lot of space in my diary. I know it wasnt dust from cleaning because as a kid my bedroom was spotless. Somewhere along the line I changed from Felix to Oscar. One thing that has not changed is my spelling errors. How on earth did I graduate from college? Apparently, I spent several weeks going on about a boy named Mark. My memory bank is empty, because I havent a clue who he is. I wrote I met Danny, Mark and Craig. Mark was the cutest and Danny was the nicest, but for some reason I liked Craig. Mark must have grown on me. I guess it didnt last long because the remainder of the diary I talk about Steve. I was head over heels for him literally I went head over heels on my bike riding by his house. Oh, the embarrassing moments of life. I do remember Steve, because he was all muscles. Thats all I will tell you about Steve, because what I wrote cant go in a family friendly paper. Now I see where my writing skills improved. Such is memory lane and the dust bin. I have two cabinets and two desks of paperwork to go through. This was a nice break, but I must get back to cleaning. This time if I sneeze it is not from my allergies. 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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. 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. 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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, selfhelp, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-OnTape, 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. Surrounded by family and friends, 99year-old Dunnellon resident Albert Groffinger was honored by Hospice of Marion County with a Veterans Pinning Ceremony. Tom Howard, a volunteer with HMC and a veteran, conducted the ceremony by leading the Pledge of Allegiance, Veterans blessing, flag stand presentation and official pinning, which was performed by Groffingers wife of 67 years, Anna Marie. The event was documented by a flurry of no less than four cameras. Thank you so much for being here and for everything you do, said Groffinger, speaking of the care and compassion provided by the hospice team and the volunteers who made the ceremony possible. Groffinger served in the U.S. Army. For 40 years, he continued to serve at Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, D.C., in vaccine research and development. While living in the D.C. area, he helped found the Wheaton, Md., American Legion Post 268. He is a past commander and current member of the Wall-Rives American Legion Post No. 58. To reach out to the brave men and women who have given so much for our country, Hospice of Marion County launched the Veterans Pinning Ceremony in 2009. In the past four years, hospice volunteers have performed more than 450 Veterans Pinning Ceremonies at patients homes, nursing homes and hospice houses, as well as for employees and volunteers. Special to the Riverland News gets dicey for drivers regarding the law about red-light cameras and righthand turns. According to Florida Statute 316.0083, a notice of violation and a traffic citation may not be issued for failure to stop at a red light if the driver is making a right-hand turn in a careful and prudent manner at an intersection where right-hand turns are permissible. This paragraph does not prohibit a review of information from a traffic infraction detector by an authorized employee or agent of the department, a county, or a municipality before issuance of the traffic citation by the traffic infraction enforcement officer. So who truly decides careful and prudent? Frankly, the way the law was written by the so-called professional lawmakers is disturbing. It makes one challenge exactly what course, or Cracker Jack box, they got their license from. Do state lawmakers need to correct this problem? Sure. Will they? Not likely and theres a simple reason why. They arent the ones paying for counties and municipalities to install the cameras, nor are they paying law enforcement officers to sit at a desk all day and review potential problems. Do I like red-light cameras? No, I think they are a terrible idea and create an unnecessary burden not only on drivers, but also on residential and business taxpayers. Folks who have gotten those tickets no longer shop in town, because of the extra $158 they had to spend on a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs. If city officials really want to push tourism as an economic engine, their first step should be to kill the contract with American Traffic Solutions later this year when the city can cut ties with the Arizona-based company. So if your complaints have fallen on the deaf ears of state lawmakers, now is the time to be heard at the local level as the city will begin preparing budgets for workshops in August. If you want the red-light cameras gone, make your voice be heard at the Dunnellon City Council. They voted to approve them, they can vote to remove them. In the meantime, perhaps its best to remember the rules of the road taught to you by your drivers education instructor, whether it was a teacher or your parents. Red means stop, regardless of whether a sign is posted. Thats what I consider safe and prudent, dont you?Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 7 *MUST BE LOCAL, IN-COUNTY DELIVERY Call 489-2731 or visit us on the web www.riverlandnews.com Subscribe today! 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CALL NOW, It is FREE OTHERcontinued from page 4 Pregnancy center raising moneyThe Family Hope Pregnancy Center of Dunnellon is raising money to purchase an ultrasound machine. The cost for the machine is $15,800. Those wishing to make a tax-deductible donation may do so at Capital City Bank, 10241 N. Florida Ave., Citrus Springs. Checks must be made out to Christians United in Christ/ultrasound and monies raised will go directly toward the machine. For information, call Marcy Boss, president, Christians United in Christ, at 489-0018.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.Kiwanis changes meeting placeThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will begin meeting at Carmela's Restaurant at 8 a.m. Wednesdays for its weekly meetings and breakfast. However, on the third Wednesday monthly, the club will continue meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. For information, contact Ellie Pollock at 465-6803 for a reservation by the previous Tuesday weekly. COMMUNITY BRIEFS Hospice honors vet during ceremony Friends of the Library bookstore open Puzzle answers on Page 2

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Master Gardeners summer camp on tapThe UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service and Master Gardeners will host the 2013 Marion Sprouts summer camp from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 24 to 28 at the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service Auditorium and gardens at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. The camp is designed to nurture childrens nature knowledge and grow their gardening interests with the Marion Sprouts summer camp, a fun, educational and hands-on camp led by the UF/IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners. University-trained horticulture experts will introduce campers, ages 8 to 14 years old, to the art and science of gardening. Campers will learn about plant growth and development, water, soils, environmental horticulture, garden pests, plant identification and more. Master Gardeners will also help campers explore career opportunities in the horticulture field. The registration fee of $75 covers the cost of supplies and is due with registration by May 17. For information, call 352-671-8400. For other educational opportunities for all ages, visit www. marioncountyfl.org/ extensionservice.htm and like the Marion County Master Gardeners on Facebook www.facebook.com/ marioncountymastergardeners) for updates right to your newsfeed. DHS Kiddie World has openingsAre you interested in a way to build your childs foundation for learning before kindergarten at a reasonable price? Dunnellon High School's 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 programs 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.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 of at the office of the church or put in the container in the church narthax. For information, call 489-5954.Harmony Preschool registrations acceptedHarmony 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.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 call Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at (352) 212-5473 or tdunn@ manateediv.org. A buzz of excitement came to more than 1,200 high school and middle school journalism students April 25 as well as advisers from across the state, as students and teachers marked the first day of the Florida Scholastic Press Association State Convention. Among those hundreds of attending were 12 Dunnellon High School students. The convention started with opening ceremonies Thursday night, where the first of many awards were announced. The biggest award given was the Emerging Young Journalist Award, which is for eighththrough 10thgrade students who are the best of the best in their school. The finalists were narrowed to three and included Dunnellon High School student Christina Bauer. The award went to Cypress Bay High Schools Meredith Sheldon. Michael Newman, a New Face of Fox winner, delivered the Keynote Address. I like the way he explained things, Cote Deonath, a sophomore, said. He made it really interesting, Dunnellon fared well winning a multitude of All-Florida awards in multiple categories, including Stevie Whites second place finish in her Tom Pierce photography portfolio; Rachel Hornes first place on a cancer story about Michael Beach and on two-group projects, This was a student life hobbies page. I was really surprised that I got anything for my portfolio, and winning second place was really awesome, said White, a senior. 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000EQU5 RIVERLANDSPORTS/EDUCATIONRiverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 9 Chris Jackson, boys track and fieldThe senior captured the first individual track and field championship since 1980 with his victory Saturday in the 800-meter run at the Class 2A Track & Field Championships. Jackson is the first runner to win an individual title since Johnny Edwards won the 440-yard dash in 1976. Not only did Jackson place first in the 800, he finished in a five-way tie for fifth place in the high jump, giving him three medals during his prep career. Chris Jackson DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT COMMUNICATIONS Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending April 28: Mixed Doubles No-Tap results: The April 7-9-8 NoTap tourney was won by Shirley Tenity and Ives Chavez, who rolled a team total of 1,572 pins, including a 300 game by each. Second place went to Linda and Mike Dudziak, 1,564, followed by Sandy LePree and David Rogers, 1,547, and Myla Wexler and John Saltmarsh, 1,518. Jim Wright had the high series for the men, 877, and Sandy LePree for the women, 811. James Conley took the Krazy Eights, outlasting four finalists. The next Mixed Doubles 7-9-8 NoTap will be May 19. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Larry Fritz 292; Phil Ciquera 289, 815; Sean Fugere 761; Bridget Foley 289, 718; Lori Ciquera 269, 712. Scratch: Larry Fritz 280; Sean Fugere 279, 761; Phil Ciquera 746; K.C. Cridland 246, 611; Dorine Fugere 235, 641; Lori Ciquera 601. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Jack Moriarty 303, 747; Bob Swarm 261, 685; Ivan Miller 261; Bobbie Christensen 246; Jan Miller 241, 653; Dianna Kirk 655. Scratch: Jeff Koch 238, 642; Bob Swarm 232; Ken Sprague 612; Jan Miller 186, 488; Bobbie Christensen 176; Paula Weaver 457. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Art Trebon 246, 667; Jack Connell 244, 670; Marty Suehowicz 670; June Williams 217, 616; Helen Simonson 217; Barb Steffen 213, 612. Scratch: Jack Connell 201, 541; Jerry Ness 196; Marty Suehowicz 562; Barb Steffen 160, 453; June Williams 148, 409. Late Starters: Handicap: Rich Soletto 282; Art Trebon 257, 661; Rich Vehrs 649; Helen Herr 264, 663; Linda Vehrs 241, 655. Scratch: Rich Soletto 279, 607; Mark Ash 256, 624; Sandy LePree 198, 535; Millie George 191; Linda Vehrs 502. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Jim Wright 327; Bobby Finch 310, 776; Matt OBrien 771. Scratch: Jim Wright 289; Matt OBrien 279, 711; Scott Brown 707; Mark Smith 702; Brian Carney 700. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Carl Peterson 257, 663; Mike Hughes 238; Dave Messenger 647; Pat Stoner 240; Diane Collier 237, 651; Janet Murray 662. Scratch: Carl Peterson 226, 570; Dave Messenger 189, 536; Janet Murray 192, 566; Pat Stoner 189; Diane Collier 477. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Jerry Ness 274, 756; Andre Boetius 274; Bob Chester 264; Norm Patch 702; Thia Williams 271, 743; Vickie Brown 268, 750. Scratch: Jerry Ness 246, 672; Carl Peterson 234, 629; Janet Murray 212, 538; Carolyn Handley 166, 433. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Arta Norris 283, 767; Lou Hiller 281, 790; Rosemary Burdick 263, 701; Sandy LePree 244; June Williams 711. Scratch: Phil Ciquera 237, 670; Wes Foley 222, 626; Rosemary Burdick 210, 542; Sandy LePree 186, 512. Bowlers of the Week: Vickie Brown, 90 pins over her average, and Phil Ciquera, 164 pins over his average. League scores for the week ending April 21: Congratulations: Sean Fugere continued his dominance on the lanes by rolling an 824 series during the Citrus County Monthly Sweeper, including a 300 in the second game. The other game scores were 256 and 268. Citrus County Sweeper Results: Winners of the monthly CCUSCBA Sweeper were Dorine and Sean Fugere with a total of 1,584 pins. Second place went to John Fish Jr. and Jeff Post, 1,541, followed by Butch Shampine and Scott Brown, 1,507, and Stephanie Flory and Matt OBrien, 1,504. Check the CCUSBCA website for the date of the next Sweeper. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Dennis Iverson 284, 835; Chris Carr 273, 756; Stephanie Flory 265; Stacy Christopher 264, 696; Saad Bouve 729. Scratch: Chris Carr 268, 741; Dennis Iverson 248, 727; Stephanie Flory 246, 632; K.C. Cridland 225, 596. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Bob Swarm 276, 718; Larry Kirk 272; Wayne Baker 690; Dianna Kirk 250, 677; Joyce Swarm 249; Lucy Smallwood 456. Scratch: Jeff Koch 259, 639; Larry Kirk 254; Bob Swarm 628; Joyce Swarm 189, 471; Dianna Kirk 175; Lucy Smallwood 456. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Frank Andrukanis 245, 681; Bob Mannella 229, 645; Barb Steffen 243, 676; Mary Skourn 227; June Williams 636. Scratch: Jerry Ness 226, 623; Bob Mannella 194, 540; Barb Steffen 189, 514; Mary Skourn 162; June Williams 429. Late Starters: Handicap: Bob Desmeules 258, 677; Victor Maldonado 241, 667; Marilyn Seymour 254; Vicki Soletto 253, 678; Linda Vehrs 652. Scratch: Ted Rafanan 236; Mark Ash 235, 627; Rich Soletto 637; Sandy LePree 208, 504; Vicki Soletto 199, 516; Marilyn Seymour 199. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Mike Dudziak 317, 821; Jay Willet 313; Ives Chavez 790. Scratch: Dennis Bonnell 280; Mike Dudziak 277, 701; Tim Lawrence 728; Joe Baierlein 701. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Carl Peterson 257, 663; Mike Hughes 238; Dave Messenger 647; Pat Stoner 240; Diane Collier 237, 651; Janet Murray 662. Scratch: Carl Peterson 226, 570; Dave Messenger 189, 536; Janet Murray 192, 566; Pat Stoner 189; Diane Collier 477. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Rich Williams 290; Ernie Gonsalves 269; Gary Brown 713; Alan Murray 700; Betty Joyce 264; Cheryl Apple 257, 755; Andrea Kish 747. Scratch: Rich Williams 233; Gary Brown 220, 599; Carl Peterson 560; Janet Murray 201, 537; Betty Joyce 173; Andrea Kish 498. Parkview Owls: Handicap: K.E. Conrad 287; Wes Foley 283, 776; Matt OBrien 777; Carolyn Woodward 297, 745; June Williams 270; Myla Wexler 723. Scratch: Wes Foley 265, 722; Matt OBrien 257, 705; Carolyn Woodward 213; Myla Wexler 204, 570; Lisa Morgan 578. Bowlers of the Week: Cheryl Apple, 95 pins over her average, and Dennis Iverson, 187 pins over his average. BOWLING SCORES McCray inks deal with Broncos Lerentee McCray wont need to look very far to see that undrafted collegiate players can make it in the NFL. And if the former Dunnellon High School standout needs any advice about what it takes, he can likely turn to his new teammate with the Denver Broncos, the recently signed Wes Welker, who signed to a two-year, $12 million contract in the offseason after spending the past six seasons with the Patriots. Welker went undrafted after his career at Texas A&M came to a close. He initially signed by San Diego following the 2004 draft, but then was cut and landed in Miami. He joined New England in 2007 and proceeded to put up an NFL-leading 672 receptions, along with 7,459 yards and 37 touchdowns, in his six seasons with the Patriots. There are plenty of other notable NFL players who had distinguished careers, such as Kurt Warner, John Randall, Antonio Gates, London Fletcher and Lerentee McCray DMS students prep for busy week of activities Dunnellon Middle School has an exciting and actionfilled week planned. It is here! The DMS eighth-grade dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the DMS Caf. The theme this year is Hollywood Nights, and we know DMS students attending the dance will have a good time, a lot of surprises, the crowning of a king and queen, VIP tables and more. Tickets are $8 each and now on sale through the Guidance Office or during breakfast and lunch in the caf. Tickets must be purchased by the end of school Friday. There will be no tickets available at the door Saturday. The dress code is Sunday Best, no sweats, hats, baggy pants, or athletic wear will be permitted. Academic requirements are no out-of-school suspensions and the student must be in school the day before the dance. The dance is for DMS eighthgraders only. We hope all our students will enjoy this rite-of-passage as they look forward to moving to the high school and their Delbert Smallridge DMS PrincipalPRINCIPALS OFFICE See SMALLRIDGE page 14 Terms not disclosed; Denver rookie mini-camp opens May 10 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See DEAL page 14 Magic martial artists Sepulvedas ATA Martial Arts Dunnellon, Lake City and Mass Defense of Orlando did a demonstration April 10 during the pre-game show for the Orlando Magic. The three demo teams and parents pose with Magic cheerleaders. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Kelly Mitchell displays her abilities with double swords. Andrew Allen shows off his mo ves with a single sword as Mitchell stands in the background with double swords. Aubrie Dalziel and Heath Ritchie wow the crowd with a demonstration in double Nunchucks. Alisia Norcross demonstrates fans, while Kelly Mitchell shows off her technique with double swords. Special to the Riverland News

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10 Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 FAMILY FEATURES Whether you grow your own vegetables or shop the produce aisle in your grocery store, garden-fresh vegetables add beautiful color and great taste to the table. Ree Drummond, known to her fans as The Pioneer Woman, is raising four active kids on a working cattle ranch in Okla homa and has written two best-selling cookbooks. She says she loves to find new ways to put more delicious veggies on her familys table. I get so excited about my garden maybe a little too excited! Drummond says. Sometimes I literally have vege tables coming out my ears. Fortunately, Ive got four kids who love to pick just about any thing I plant, so every thing gets harvested on time if not a little earlier. When I bring those veggies into my kitchen, nothing shows off their fresh flavor like a little bit of butter or, even better, Land O LakesButter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt. I love this product because it comes in pre-measured, one-quarter cup sticks of butter. That makes prep easier, because so many of my recipes, like my Pasta Primavera, call for just 2 to 4 table spoons of butter. If you dont have a vegetable garden or cant always get fresh produce, dont despair. Flash-frozen vegetables retain much of their flavor and nutrient value. Thaw vegetables before using them in these recipes, or just heat them through and toss with high-quality butter for an easy side dish. When they taste this good, kids will be saying, More veggies, please! Ree Drummond has partnered with Land OLakes and blogs at www.ThePioneerWoman.com. Find more garden-fresh recipes at www.LandOLakes.com. Pasta PrimaveraYield: 6 servings For the pasta 1 half stick (4 tablespoons) Land O Lake Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, divided 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally 1 cup bite-sized broccoli pieces 2 medium zucchini, sliced diagonally 1 medium summer squash, sliced diagonally 4 ounces white mushrooms, washed and sliced 1/2 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup frozen peas 1 cup diced cooked ham 8 wholebasilleaves,chopped(setaside extra chopped basil, for garnish) 1 pound pasta (penne, fusilli or linguini), cooked according to package directions and drained For the sauce 1/4 cup dry white wine (up to 1/2 cup), optional (replace with additional broth if not using) 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth 3/4 cup heavy cream 3/4 cup half-and-half Black pepper to taste 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (set aside extra grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish) Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots and cook for 1 minute, then add broccoli and cook for an addi tionalminute.Removefromskilletandsetaside. Add 1 additional tablespoon butter to skillet and allow it to melt. Add zucchini, squash, and mushrooms,andcookfor3to4minutes,oruntil vegetables are starting to soften. Remove from skillet and add to other vegetables. Set aside. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet and allow it to melt. Add onions and garlic to skillet and cook for 2 min utes, or until starting to turn translucent. Pour in wine and chicken broth and stir, scraping bottom of pan to loosen flavorful bits. Cook liquid for 3 to 4 minutes, allow ing it to reduce by about half. Stir in cream and half-and-half, then add Parmesan and allow cheese to melt. Add black pepper to taste. Let sauce thicken for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add all vegetables to sauce, then add frozen peas, diced ham and chopped basil. Stir to com bine everything. If sauce needs a little more liquid, splash in a small amount of broth as needed. Place cooked pasta in a large serving bowl. Pour all contents of skillet over pasta and toss to combine. Sprinkle with extra chopped basil and serve with extra Parmesan.Spring Stir-FryYield: 4 servings 1 half stick (4 tablespoons) Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, divided 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound whole jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed 3 carrots,peeledandchopped 1/2 pound asparagus, ends trimmed off, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen green peas Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 lemon 1/4 cup finely minced fresh parsley Fresh Parmesan shavings, as desired Heat 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic and stir to cook for 1 minute. Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes, or until opaque. Remove shrimp and garlic to a plate. Do not clean skillet. Add rest of the butter and melt. Add carrots and asparagus in a single layer and cook, stirring occa sionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender but still slightly crisp. Scoot carrots and asparagus to edges of pan, then add peas to middle of pan. Cook for one to two minutes, stirring gently, until peas are heated through and tender. Add shrimp back to pan, stir to toss, then add salt and pepper. Squeeze juice of one lemon all over contents of pan and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Sprinkle parsley over top. Serve stir fry immediately over cooked rice, or on its own. Top with Parmesan shavings and squeeze on extra lemon juice if needed. Margherita PastaYield: 4 servings 6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) uncookeddried pennepasta 1 half stick (4 tablespoons) Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic 2 medium (2 cups) tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; return to sauce pan. Keep warm. Meanwhile, melt butter in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until sizzling. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds or until softened. Add tomatoes and basil; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until heated through (1 to 2 min utes). Add pasta and Parmesan cheese, stir until combined. Serve immediately.Oven-Roasted Asparagus and MushroomsYield: 4 servings 1 pound asparagus, trimmed 1 (8-ounce) package mushrooms, quartered 1/4 cup red onion, sliced 3 large cloves garlic, sliced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 half stick (4 tablespoons) Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, melted 1 teaspoon lemon juice Heatovento425F.Arrangeasparagus,mushrooms and onions on aluminum foil-lined 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle melted butter and lemon juice over top. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until aspara gus are tender and lightly browned. Ree Drummond Spring Stir-Fry Pasta Primavera Margherita Pasta Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt was awarded a 2013 Better Homes and Garden s Best New Product Award in the butter category.

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TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For information, call 465-5807.S. Dunnellon Civic Associaton meetsThe South Dunnellon Civic Association Inc. meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly at 1962 W. Test Court, South Dunnellon. The facility is on the left side of street just before The Annie W. Johnson Center. The public is invited to come help, and give ideas to promote community improvement and safety. For more details, contact Randy Campbell at 465-7135 or e-mail randolphcampbell@bellsouth.net.Police collecting used cell phonesThe Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for Domestic Violence victims. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violent shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique.DCF seeks volunteers for programThe Department of Children and Families in your community has been awarded a Food Stamp Participation Grant. DCF is looking for committed volunteers with computer experience to help our food stamp customers navigate the online application process. For information, call Nora Larsen at (352) 330-5517 or email Nora_Larsen@dcf. state.fl.us.Boys & Girls Clubs seek donationsMany Boys & Girls Clubs are benefitting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. People wishing to donate their cars or for information call 800-246-0493.Cub Scouts meet Tuesdays at churchCub Scout Pack 508 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Highway 484, Ocala. For information, call 465-7272.Kiwanis Club golf tourney scheduled for May 18The 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. For information or to sign up, call Mike Pontius at 465-0310, Erin Widegren at 489-2656 or Ellie Pollock at 465-6803.12 Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 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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However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 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. 434-0509 RIVEstate of Santulli, Mary Frances File No. 2013CP352(F ) Notice To CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2013-CP-352(F) IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY FRANCES SANTULLI a/k/a MARY SANTULLI Deceased. AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARY FRANCES SANTULLI a/k/a MARY SANTULLI, deceased, whose date of death was January 18, 2013, File Number 2013-CP-352(F), is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. 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 served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF 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 THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is May 2, 2013. /S/MARIA L. TIPALDO Personal Representative: 5 Kittredge Court, Freehold, New Jersey 07728 /S/JOEL O. PARKER Attorney for Personal Representative: Florida Bar No. 0070201 E-Mail: brettandreynoldspa@gmail.com BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. 20093 East Pennsylvania Avenue, #4 P.O. 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DATED this 25th day of April, 2013 /s/ George J. Wachter May 2, 2013 432-0502 RIV 05/16 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/16/2013, at 9:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2004 CHRYSLER 1C3EL46R44N176072 May 2, 2013 437-0502 RIV 05/26 Sale Date NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 05/26/2013 at 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL34470, pursuant to subsection 438-0502 RIV 05/17 and 05/20 Sale Dates NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL34470, 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. 5/17/2013 at 9:00 am 1988 FORD VIN # 1FTEX15N8JKA10705 5/20/2013 at 9:00 AM 1996 CHEVROLET VIN # 1GNCS13W8T2228714 2004 HONDAVIN # 1HGEM21374L064492 2007 QIANJIANG VIN # LAWTAAM077C331182 May 2, 2013 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1998 DODGE VIN # 1B4HS28Y0WF207896 1991 VOLKSWAGEN VIN #3VWDB21G1MM007137 1993 HONDAVIN # JHMEG8554PS054189 2005 HYUNDAI VIN # KMHFU45E35A408516 2003 FORD VIN # 1FTRW07L53KC61722 May 2, 2013 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. 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Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 13 ABOVE: A Special Olympian cheers at the conclusion of Corbins keynote address. BELOW: Sierra Hogan and her dog, Bart, participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run for the first time. ABOVE: Denise Clark pumps her fist as walkers make their way toward Abigails Caf, the finish line for this years fourth annual Dunnellon Police Department Special Olympics Torch Run. RIGHT: Nikki Corbin smiles while giving her keynote speech prior to the start of the annual event. BELOW: Special Olympics athlete Dean McAllister sings We Are the Champions as participants in the fourth annual Dunnellon Police Department Special Olympics Torch Run listen to him croon the Queen classic rock song. A group of walkers, which included dignitaries, police officers, residents and, of course, VIP Special Olympics athletes, wave at passing motorists as they make their way south along U.S. 41 during the fourth annual Dunnellon Police Department Special Olympics Torch Run. For more photos, visit www.riverlandnews.com. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News

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competition where students are grouped into teams with people from other schools and given a challenge and a deadline. Dunnellons Alexandria Bowers was among the winning team, who all received free admission tickets to Universal Studios as part of their prize. Richie Litterine, a TigerVision student, also won in Collaborative Commercial, the video production version of Mixed Company, winning second place. The weekend closed out with a dinner banquet, where keynote speaker Yoni Mintz of Good Morning America talked about the immediacy of news. The night ended with a neon dance party, where students dressed in an assortment of costumes, including gorillas, bananas and Mario. Saturdays closing ceremonies brought awards to a wide range of schools, and gave journalism students great experiences to carry on through their future. The experiences werent just for the students, though. Journalism adviser Julie Mancini won the Julie E. Dodd scholarship which she will use to attend a workshop in Las Vegas over the summer. It was a great learning experience and Im definitely going to want to go back in future years, said Emily Romero, a freshman yearbook and video production student. James Harrison, to name a few, who were never drafted by an NFL team and had to catch on through rookie free agency. Overall, the Broncos have 25 players on their roster, including Welker, who went undrafted. Still, the disappointment of not being one of the 254 players selected in the 2013 NFL Draft was bitter for McCray, who played at the University of Florida and was projected as a mid-round pick by many experts. Im definitely disappointed about how the draft went, said McCray, who hopes to join the likes of former Tiger football players Ernie Mills, Vito McKeever and Ricky Easmon, who played in the NFL. Im used to the adversity. Ive been dealing with it my whole life, such as not getting everything I want right away. But Im going to go out and work hard to get what I want. Its part of my motivation to get better. But he doesnt plan to allow the letdown from not being drafted linger, he plans to use it as motivation for the two chips hes carrying on his shoulders. Im definitely going to work hard and do what I have to do, said McCray, noting the Broncos werent his lone option for signing an undrafted rookie contract. I pretty much had the opportunity to pick where I wanted to go, but given the fact (Denver) has low numbers at my position, I believed it was one of my best options. I believe I can work my way to being a starter right away. McCray will get his first chance to prove he can be a starter at the pro level when the Broncos open their rookie minicamp May 10. Its going to be a great experience, he said. Im coming in ready. I want prove all of the other 31 teams wrong. adult lives. DMS Class of 2013, enjoy your special night. We would like to say a special thank you to the following students and staff for their hard work and time spent to create Hollywood Nights for the eighth-grade class. Student volunteers: Ariel Benjamin, Destiny Cochran, McKenzie Ingram, Christian Kidd, Gabe MacMahan, Anya Mazzurco, Shelby Meyers, Chris Reed, Dana Roberts and Emma Sylvester. Staff volunteers: Sara Brooks, Matthew Dettloff, Amy Guerra, Cindy Guile, Doug Henry, Vicki Hoffman, Glen Jones, Jill Peterson, Michelle Reese, Rossi Sporano, Rose Thomas, Connie Torres and Cynthia Wise. Thank you for creating a magical memory for everyone attending the dance. The Book Bowl Team will challenge their Marion County middle school peers today at the annual Marion County Sunshine State Young Readers Book Bowl. Team members are: Tyler LaMon, Nereida Martinez, Shelby Meyers, Kurtis Pinto and Alexis Shutt along with their sponsor, Mrs. Constance Anderson, Media Specialist. The team will leave campus at approximately 9 a.m. to compete in the annual Book Bowl at the Browne Greaton Cole Auditorium at MTI in Ocala. The book bowl teams are composed of five members who read at least 13 to 15 books on the recommended Sunshine State Young Readers Award website. Students will answer questions from these books to earn points, and the team with the most points wins the annual competition. The event will be broadcast on the Marion Educational Channel, Brighthouse Channel 198, Comcast 99 and Cox 12. The Marion Educational Channel is also available over the air on digital channel 7.1 and various other cable systems in the area. We are very excited for these young people who will represent Dunnellon Middle School and know they are going to have a good time at the competition. We also want to say thank you for representing us in such a positive way. Finally, a thank you to all our DMS students who read every day proving that DMS loves to read! Good luck and have fun. There will be a parent and student informational meeting at 6 p.m. May 7 about the 2013-14 DMS annual Washington, D.C., trip for upcoming eighth-graders. The annual trip is filled with learning opportunities while our students develop a greater understanding of the heroes who shaped the nation and fought for independence. This is also a reminder to 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 record has been updated. To assist our parents to update shot records of their sixth-grade students who will become seventh-graders 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. Please call the Dunnellon Middle School nurse/clinic at 352-4656720 if you have any questions. Mrs. Noells English Honors classes celebrated National Poetry Month with Poems on the Pavement. English Honor students selected poems that are relevant to the area of campus where the poems were written. All poems are related to their craft outside their doors. The Road Not Taken, written by Robert Frost, is placed at the front of building two where the sidewalks diverge. Thank you to our English Honor students and Mrs. Noell for strengthening our appreciation of poetry on the Dunnellon Middle School Campus.Schedule of EventsTODAY Marion County Annual Book Bowl at MTI 3:40 to 5 p.m. Track practice.SATURDAY 7 to 11 p.m. Hollywood Nights, eighthgrade dance.MONDAY 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. Academic Brain Bowl practice.TUESDAY 6 p.m. Informational meeting about the 2014 Washington, D.C., trip in Building No. 10, Auditorium. 3:40 to 5:30 p.m. Band practice. 3:40 to 5 p.m. Track practice.WEDNESDAY 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Free health shots, Building No. 10. Students must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 14 Riverland News, Thursday, May 2, 2013 000ERIP 000ERWN Ocala 671-5374 The Villages 633-7019 2 Year 2.00 % APY ASK about RATES for shorter or longer term Regular Savings or IRA/401ks including transfers 2 Year Insured & Guaranteed $10,000 Minimum Deposit $5,000,000 Maximum per family (subject to approval) 000EN7O 000ES35 000ES2R April Students of the Month The DMS April Students of the Month are: Yisiara Aguirre, Mandy Bernstein, Dustin Morgan, Jillian Boys, Luke Busca, Mary Caprio, Carly Chinners, Hannah Chung, Kalei Collins, Andy Davila Heredia, Kendra Ford, Anna Giliberti, Hannah Goodemote, Maddison Gozdecki, Megan Howard, Darren Cameron Hunt, Cheyenne Ingalls, Raquelle Irizarry, Tyler Kirschenpfad, Matthew Livingston, Abigail Lolly, Hope Lynn, Jos Magna, Ishana Maharaj, Joseph Maisevich, Kayla Mock, Javier Rabadan, Kevin Renzulli, Justin Romero, Patrick St. Jean, Cortez Tigg, Jennifer Torres, Taylor Turner, Trevor Vonseggern and Kristopher Wallace. SMALLRIDGEcontinued from page 9 AWARDScontinued from page 8 DEALcontinued from page 9 before the high jump finals were started. Thankfully for Jackson, the start of the high jump finals was delayed 20 minutes otherwise he might have missed the chance to compete for a medal. Jackson quickly stretched, placed his tape markers and completed one practice jump before the field began their quest for an individual title. Thats my normal warmup, Jackson explained. I just go off of my athleticism. I dont have much technique when it comes to the high jump. Jackson, like many other competitors, struggled with debris in front of the high jump pit, clearing 6 feet to finish in a five-way tie for fifth place. At the Region 2A2 Track & Field Championships the prior week, Jackson had cleared 6 feet, 4 inches, which was the winning mark Saturday, set by Waltons Terrell Campbell. Of course, I had hoped to do better, but Im pleased I placed, Jackson said. You get to state, youre competing against guys in their signature event. They train for it, they know the technique. I was just hoping to hang with them and put on a good performance. Jackson wasnt about to let the disappointment from his performance linger. The senior took a knee in the field, praying before the medal ceremony when he quickly vanished to prepare for his signature event the 800-meter run. Jackson knew going in, he had a target on his back after recording the fastest time in Class 2A on April 4 at the FloridA Relays when he clocked in at 1:53.9. Running in the last of the two 800-meter races during the finals, Jackson looked calm and relaxed. But on the inside, he said, his heart was already racing around the track. Once the gun sounded, he and his competition were off. Though he typically likes to stay in the middle of the pack, Jackson changed his strategy for his final prep race, opting to stay with the leaders until he knew it was time to break free. And on the final lap of the two-lap race, Jackson broke free before holding off Vaquan Small of Miami Washington and Andrew Wyllie of Rutherford, who finished in second and third, respectively. Jackson finished with a time of 1:55.42 while Small clocked in at 1:55.76 and Wyllies time was 1:55.92. At about 120 meters, I felt like it was my race, he said. I knew I had put some distance between myself and everyone else. I never heard them coming until we were about 8 meters away, but I wasnt going to lose in those last few meters. I gave it everything I had. The finish might have not looked the prettiest, but its the results that count. Jackson said he was never concerned about losing, not because of arrogance though. I was racing to win, he explained. Those other guys, they were racing to beat me, they werent racing to win. I think thats what the difference was. Jacksons victory Saturday marked the end of a decades-long title drought for the Dunnellon High track and field program. Vito McKeever was the last Tiger to win a title in 1980 when he won his second straight championship in the high jump. Back at school Monday, Jackson said he was getting a lot of congratulations and applause from teachers and classmates. But he made sure to take time to visit the gymnasium, where photos and names of individual state winners are placed on the wall. I looked up there, and was like wow, he said. Its been a long time since someone from Dunnellon won in track and field. It means a lot to be a champion. It means a lot for Dunnellon High School. Bruce Wentz, the Dunnellon High athletic director, said Jackson should be proud of his accomplishment for years to come. It means a lot to DHS, Wentz said, noting the time gap between individual champions in the sport. It is great to see an athlete that has worked so hard at something have it finally pay off with a state championship. CHAMPcontinued from page 1