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Thursday, May 9, 2013Vol 31 No. 2975 cents WHATS HAPPENING 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.Dunnellon Garden Club to meet The Dunnellon Garden Club will host its last meeting of the season at noon Thursday, May 16, at the Dunnellon Womens Club, 1736 Cedar St. The group will not have a guest speaker, but will host its annual Chinese Auction after the general meeting and luncheon. Members are asked to bring a new or gently used item to be auctioned. For information, call Pam Ricker 489-3545.Kiwanis Club golf tourney scheduledThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will host its annual golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. Entry fee is $50 per player; however, if youre a member of Rainbow Springs, the cost is $30. Entry fees include carts, green fees, range balls, lunch and awards. Prizes will be given for closest to the pin on all par 3s as well as straightest drive. For information or to sign up, call Mike Pontius at 465-0310, Erin Widegren at 4892656 or Ellie Pollock at 465-6803. County Town Hall a hit with residents Marion County Commissioners rolled into the Dunnellon Public Library on Friday as a part of their new initiative to discuss issues with constituents. If future meetings are just as well received, the County Commission is likely to receive strong support for voters, at least those in the Dunnellon area. Expecting to hear about issues regarding the citys current fiscal woes, utility surcharges and potential repeals of river corridor protection ordinances, county officials didnt hear a peep about it. I was expecting to walk into a land mine field, said Roger Nechtel, a former Rainbow Springs resident who moved to Summerfield in the past year. I thought today was productive and informative. Informative indeed as county officials were able to boost about tax-saving measures theyve implanted with adding solar Kathy Bryant Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News ABOVE: A construction worker with Genesis Construction helps secure the 118-year-old bell removed Friday from the bell tower at Dunnellon Prsbyterian Church. The bell tower has also been removed and will be updated. The renovation project is expected to be completed in June. BOTTOM: A worker gives a boom crane operator hand signals prior to removing the top of the bell tower. Riverland News file photoParticipants in the 2012 Rainbow River Cleanup look over a pile of debris, which included tires, after items were brought ashore to be taken to the county dump. This years event will be May 18. Conservation group plans annual river cleanup Believe it or not, everything, including the kitchen sink, has been pulled out of the Rainbow River in the past 30 years during efforts to keep the river clean. The Rainbow River Conservation Inc. (RRC) has been the sponsor of this annual cleanup since 1980. Last year, we found a 40-year-old tire with the white wall, said Jerry Rogers, vice president of the RRC and chairman of the cleanup for the past 15 years. We usually find tires, 55-gallon drums and cement blocks with the rope still attached that locals had used for anchors. Some of the most unusual things we have found were a bikini bottom, false teeth and a lottery ticket. The Rainbow River Spring CleanUp will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18. Volunteers will meet at the Rio Vista Beach Park, just north of Dunnellon and will be assigned to work at different sections of the river. The Marion County Sheriffs Underwater Recovery Team will be Churchs bell tower dismantled Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings. Zuzu Bailey, Its a Wonderful Life.While the bell at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church wont be ringing for the next few months, that doesnt mean angels wont be getting their wings. And the reason the 100-plus-year-old bell wont be chiming throughout the community is because the decades-old church is undergoing renovations, especially to the bell tower. Built in 1895, the tower hasnt undergone a renovation church facilities were expanded in 1993 since it was first built, making it one of the oldest, if not the oldest original church structures, in Dunnellon. Tearing down the original structure and removing the bell for repairs wasnt a fly-by night decision either, but it was a necessity, said Robert Brady, who is not only the lead engineer on the project but a longtime member of Dunnellon Presbyterian Church. Brady was first approached by the Rev. Jeffrey Welch a year ago about conducting a structural test of the bell tower. A forensic investigation revealed termite damage as well as wood rot from years of rainfall seeping through the top of the 118-year-old structure, Brady said. It took about two months to collect all of the data, he said. Brady presented First lap at 6 Cancer doesnt take a break, and neither do those at the American Cancer Society when it comes to hosting the annual Dunnellon Relay for Life. Despite some setbacks and recent musings about the event and the recent loss of Diana Schwartz, the community representative for the Marion County branch of the American Cancer Society, this years Relay for Life is slated to begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Dunnellon High School with opening festivities. We dont cancel our events, said Jennifer McKathan, the executive director for the American Cancer Society of Marion County unit. There is a lot of planning that goes on throughout the year and a lot of hard work. This is important for the community. For all of those who are participating, our sponsors, this is important and its still going on. Festivities will begin with the traditional Survivors Lap at 6 p.m., followed by the Survivors Dinner at 6:30 on the field. This years dinner will once again be catered by Gruffs Tap & Grille. Not only will participants walk their laps in hopes their donations will help find a cure for cancer to stomp out the dreaded disease, but McKathan said therell also be plenty of entertainment and games throughout the 18-hour event. Unlike in years past when the Relay was dedicated to a loved one who succumbed to cancer, McKathan said this years committee chose a different route for the dedication. They chose to not just honor one person, but all cancer survivors and to those who have lost loved ones, she explained, noting the traditional luminary ceremony will start at approximately 9 p.m. We cannot let people down, McKathan said. This event means a lot to so many. For information, call the American Cancer at 352-629-4727, ext. 5822, or email Jennifer.mckathan@ cancer.org. Relay starts Friday Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See BELL page 7 Yearly event slated for Saturday, May 18 AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See CLEANUP page 3 Commission tells of successes, hints at future of Silver Springs JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TOWN page 3

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Rainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a high-paced volunteer position that will assist visitors and the park. If you think you would like to start training to become a volunteer toll booth attendant, or other various positions, contact Nicky Aiken at Nicky.Aiken@dep. state.fl.us or call 465-8539. This job requires volunteers to work on a schedule that can be flexible, take toll collections, run a register, assist with phone calls and reservations, listen and respond to radio communications, answer basic visitor questions, and have a positive attitude. Toll booth attendant volunteers are asked to volunteer a minimum of four hours and must be in uniform. The toll booth is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily. The Concession Stand at Rainbow Springs State Park, run by the Friends of Rainbow Springs and volunteers, is in need of volunteers, especially on weekends. The hours of operation are currently from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested volunteers would receive training and work twoor four-hour shifts. Volunteers will need to fill out a volunteer applications. If interested contact Joe at 522-0396 and make sure to leave your name and number. Residents of the city of Dunnellon and the surrounding area are cordially invited to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony and Picnic at Wall Rives Post No. 58, beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Post Meeting Hall at 10730 U.S. 41. A complete schedule of events is planned and will culminate at noon. Immediately following the ceremony, we will have a traditional Memorial Day hot dog picnic, complete with beans, coleslaw, potato salad and soft drinks. Dessert will be a special Memorial Day cake. Also, on Saturday, May 25, the American Legion Post will participate in its annual event of placing flags on all Veteran graves at both cemeteries in Dunnellon. If anyone wishes to help with placing flags, be at the Post Hall at 10730 U.S. 41 no later than 8:30 a.m. to carpool to the cemetery sites. Flags will be supplied. For information, call 489-4453. River Watch Program seeks volunteersThe Rainbow River Watch Program will start another season this spring and its duties are expanding, requiring additional personnel. The Marion County Sheriffs Office is seeking more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. As volunteers, you will go out on patrol, in a sheriffs boat, and assist tubers, swimmers and other boaters with any problems they may encounter. All volunteers will receive the necessary training to be qualified in all aspects pertaining to water patrols. For information, call the Dunnellon District Sheriffs Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 402-6050. Center raising money for ultrasound machineThe 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. Kiwanis changes meeting place The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will begin meeting at Carmelas Restaurant at 8 a.m. Wednesdays for its weekly meetings and breakfast. However, on the third Wednesday monthly, the club will continue meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. Contact Ellie Pollock at 465-6803 for information or a reservation by the previous Tuesday weekly.Vendors sought for flea marketThe Ocala 200 Lions Club will have a yard sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot. The public is invited to rent a space for $15, bring your own table. All monies generated from this event will, as always, be used for local community projects. For information or to rent a space, call Bob Melnick at 352-816-2730. Knights plan Luau Dinner The Knights of Columbus will host a Luau Dinner Dance at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church parish hall. Entertainment will be provided by Joe Koos with dancing until 10 p.m. Happy Hour will be from 5:30 to 6:30 with a cash bar. Dinner will be served at 6:30. Tickets are $15 per person and are available from a Knight or the church office. There will be door prizes, 50/50 raffles and a basket raffle. For tickets or to RSVP, call 489-6221. Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St, Dunnellon is a drop-off point for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots drive as well as a dropoff location for food donations for Food 4 Kids Inc., which provides backpacks full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area. For information, call 465-3666. American Legion activities planned 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. Voter registration drive scheduledThe Citizens Alliance Network of Dunnellon Outreach will conduct a voter registration drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 1, for residents who have not yet registered. The group will meet across the street from Grumbles House in the Historic District. For information, email Jon Brainard at jonbrainard@gmail. com. Penno VFW Post schedules eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 hot dogs are available for lunch on those days. Plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. 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Lap quilts made and donated by Rainbow Quilters of Citrus Springs were given to those veterans without. Bibs made by Gladys Murphy of Post No. 58 were given to Haven House for distribution as needed. Donated magazines were also distributed among the veterans. Pictured, standing from left, are: Gladys Murphy, Post No. 58; Bob Anderson, Post No. 58; Eugene Thomas Post No. 58; James Varney, U.S., served in Vietnam for three years; Tammy Shepherd activity director at Haven House; Amanda Ortiz, administrator at Haven House; Peggy (Ripley) Miller, administration at Haven House; seated, Louise James, U.S. Nurse Corp, World War II; Bob Holmes, U.S. Air Force, Korea; and Alfred Everett, Canadian Air Force, 1941 to 1951. Special to the Riverland News Memorial Day ceremony slated ABOVE: Veteran Bob Holmes shows off his lap quilt. LEFT: Murphy models a bib donated by Post No. 58. Special to the Riverland News State park in need of volunteers Special to the Riverland News

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County to host weekly farmers market Marion County is bringing back its weekly Friday farmers market and is looking for additional vendors. The Health Happens Farmers Market will be from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays at the McPherson Governmental Complex field at 601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The market will run through late December. For information, call Wellness Coordinator Brittney Bruner at 352-438-2360 or email wellness@marion countyfl.org. New civic group seeks membersThe Citizens Alliance Network for Dunnellon Outreach, a forward-looking alliance formed in November 2012 in hopes of engaging citizens in the civic and political processes, is seeking new members. For information, email Todd at estrus 97185@mypacks.net or call Jonathan at 4074918158, or Patricia at 352-465-5523. Writers Group meets monthlyThe Writers Group of Central Florida (Dunnellon), a new group open to all writers, will meet at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly at the Dunnellon Public Library. For information, email wgdunnellon@ yahoo.com. TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For information, call 465-5807. panels at the Marion County Jail as well as the construction of a natural gas refueling station. Commissioner Stan McClain touted how the installation of solar panels cost the county about $4.2 million; however, officials noted doing so has saved taxpayers approximately $350,000 per month on heating costs at the jail. The project was completed about 18 months ago, and has paid for itself with the savings in that time, McClain said. Commissioners also noted when the economy soured, property taxes dropped considerably while the unemployment rate skyrocketed to one of the worst, not only in the state, but in the nation. However, unemployment figures have dropped dramatically, officials said, and could dip even more with the addition of a new FedEx Ground Shipping facility that could open sometime in 2014. When the new facility opens, FedEx will have credited more than 100 new jobs with an average median pay of more than $32,000. In doing so, the county offered several incentives to FedEx, but those will be paid out over a long period of time, not in one lump sum, County Administrator Dr. Lee Nibblock explained. The Commission also touted the recent state takeover of Silver Springs, which officially takes effect Oct. 1. McClain, who had long spearheaded a campaign to bring the property under government control said plans are to bring the once pristine springhead back to its natural beauty. We will start with meetings to develop a plan to restore that area, he said. Its going to take time and a lot of planning. Commissioners noted the importance of the countys natural resources and know the benefits of a healthy ecosystem if officials are to push ecotourism countywide. We want to make sure we push a conservation effort into those things, said Chairwoman Kathy Bryant, the District 2 Commissioner whose area includes Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs. Not everything discussed was pleasant as Mayor Nathan Whitt discussed the issue of the countys plan to potentially cut the five municipalities share of the gas tax. He, again, pushed the Commission to take a do no harm approach and offered up another formula. Though the five municipalities would still lose revenue, the losses wouldnt be completely devastating to those cities. I feel like were beating a dead horse, again, Whitt said. Commissioner Carl Zalack said as it stands 90 percent of the roads throughout the county are maintained by the county. The current shared gas tax the county receives is slightly more than 70 percent. Under the proposed plan to use the default formula, the county would receive 80 percent of the gas taxes. Right now, we are operating at a 20 percent deficit, he said. Even with the new formula, wed be operating at a 10 percent deficit to make you all whole. How much of the gas tax do you think you deserve? The meeting certainly ended on a positive note. Dunnellon resident Evelyn Pelton pitched a plan to commissioners to aid in restoring the old submarines at Rainbow Springs State Park, sharing her personal tale of when her late husband courted her at the state park. She offered to coordinate a 5k walk as a fundraiser if the county could find a grant and help apply for it. Commissioners seemed enthusiastic about the idea and told her they would discuss it at future meetings. If you could bring back my beloved sub, Id be even more grateful than I am right now, Pelton said, noting she would celebrate her 82nd birthday May 4. The crowd as well as several commissioners prodded Bryant to sing happy birthday to Pelton. Im not doing it by myself, but everybody is going to sing, Bryant said as the crowd and other officials sang happy birthday to a delighted Pelton. Bryant thanked citizens for coming out to hear about progress being made countywide as well as for sharing ideas of their own. Absolutely, this was a great meeting, Bryant said afterward. It was very positive and I think the Commission enjoyed it as much as the residents. Were looking forward to coming back here and doing it again. I cannot thank the community enough for coming out and supporting this. It was great. there to assist and the Marion County Parks Department will let volunteers use the canoes and have free entry to the KP Hole Park if they participate in the recovery of debris, according to Rogers. We cant clean from the shore because there isnt any public access, Rogers said. We have scuba divers pick up things underwater. The boats, kayaks and canoes get the side of the river for things like plastic and Styrofoam cups that get in the grass and just stay there. After a couple of hours of scouring the river for unwanted items, the volunteers will be treated to a lunch of hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, cookies and drinks. Also Rogers wife, Faye, is cooking chili to put on the hot dogs. While enjoying lunch, participants will be notified if they won a prize in one of six categories, including the biggest item, most unusual item or largest amount of trash collected by an individual. After all the trash is collected, Rogers takes everything to the dump in his utility trailer with the assistance of his nephew, Steve Cook. The goal is to clean up and get rid of the debris that an unthinking person may have thrown from their boat or items that just blow into the river, said Paul Marraffino, an RRC member for eight years and their photographer. This is a fun event for everyone of all ages and the river benefits. For information or to volunteer, call Rogers at 489-4648. Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at Augie@ ThingsinTown.com. Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 3 000EQFF 000EQU5 000EPYF $ 2 0 00 The Original SUMMERTIME PLAYCAR D O n S a l e N o w On Sale Now Purchase Your Card At One Of These Fine Courses Or Call For Further Details. Card Valid May 1 October 31, 2013 Plus Tax Pay $20.0 0 For Your Playcard & Receive 20 ROUNDS OF GOLF As Low As ONLY $22.00 *Plus tax. A limited quantity of cards include 10 bonus rounds at no additional cost. Purchase your card now! Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club 746-4425 $23.00 Eagle Ridge Country Club 352-307-1668 $24.00 Inverness Golf and Country Club 637-2526 $23.00 Juliette Falls Golf and Country Club 522-0309 $32.00 Ocala National Golf Club 352-629-7980 $24.00 Plantation on Crystal River 795-7211 $22.00 Skyview at Terra Vista 746-3664 $32.00 Stone Crest Country Club 800-249-0565 $24.00 000ETVG 000ETTR CLEANUP continued from page 1 COMMUNITY BRIEFS JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsCommissioner Carl Zalack, left, addresses Mayor Nathan Whitt, not pictured, about gas tax revenues Friday during the County Commissions Town Hall meeting at the Dunnellon Public Library as Kathy Bryant, chairwoman, looks on. TOWN continued from page 1

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4 Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 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 Writer agrees with editor, red-light cameras must goI agree with Jeff Bryan about getting rid of the red-light cameras. I have written before about re-routing my shopping habits to avoid them. Now that I have had to retire early due to health issues, my personal income is less than $500 per month. That means I am way less likely to drive through Dunnellon due to fear of either stomping on the brakes and getting rear-ended or having to spend the time and money going to court for turning right at Walmart after stopping before the light. I have seen the light flash for those turns several times. I dont trust them. It is time for the City Council to listen to the people. Period. L. Bairunas Viock,Dunnellon Letter writer wonders why right choices arent being madeOccams razor says the simplest answer after all else is ruled out is usually the right one. Despite that, many choose the harder and more complicated way of doing things instead. Take the recent decision by Dunnellon City Council to repeal the River Corridor Protection Ordinance rather than merely fixing it. Both sides agree it needs tweaking. Fixing would be a whole lot easier, cheaper and more efficient than repealing and starting from scratch. But this letter isnt about that issue. Many people see conservationists, who want to protect and preserve natural resources, and business people who want to exploit them for ecotourism dollars, as having mutually exclusive agendas. Thats not necessarily so. Many wear both hats comfortably. Without the Rainbow and Withlacoochee Rivers, River City might be little more than a wide stop in the road on the way from Ocala to Crystal River and the Gulf. Many folks live here because of those rivers, the tree-laden ambience, wildlife and relatively peaceful lifestyle, recent Dunnellon city council workshops notwithstanding. Locals dont necessarily want to see that change either except for the workshops thing. They do want to see the area Chamber rebuttal rings hollow Chamber thanks businesses, supporters of BoomtownThe Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers, sponsors, businesses, entertainers and organizations that helped make our Boomtown Days event a success. This event would not be possible without the help and support of these dedicated people. A special thank you Chief Joanne Black and the Dunnellon Police Department for their support and help throughout the festival. Thank you also to the Riverland News for the great press coverage of Boomtown festivities. A large part of the Chambers continued success is through the commitment of businesses and organizations such as these. Check out the Chamber website www.dunnellonchamber. com for a list of event sponsors, prize sponsors, those that donated gifts for Boomtown raffle, our awesome gatekeepers and volunteers who gave up personal time to help make Boomtown a success. Beverly Leisure, Executive Director, Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce Community response at fundraiser overwhelmingDear Friends, I have often referred to Dunnellon as the community with a heart because of the kindness, compassion, generosity and friendship that is shown daily in this treasure of a town. I have been blessed with moving with my children to this area in 1998, and from the very first moment we were warmly welcomed and received. This past weekend I was astonished once again at how much kindness, compassion, generosity and friendship was exhibited to me at the Kentucky Derby party fundraiser for my medical expenses at Abigails. I cannot thank everyone enough for how amazing it was for me to walk in and see a packed house filled with friends, neighbors, former coworkers and strangers who came to show their support. What also was amazing to me was the support that was given in donations, door prizes and the gorgeous auction items. My sincere gratitude cannot express adequately how touched I am at this show of support and love. I have no way of thanking each of you personally who donated money, bought tickets, purchased hats, shared the event, attended the event, bought or participated in the auction for your kindness and generosity. Please know that I am eternally grateful. I would like to thank our hostess, Christina Fernandez, and the team at Abigails Caf, which included her son who traveled from Tampa and his friends, for their hospitality, time and talent of cooking the delicious barbecue for folks to enjoy. I truly appreciate your love, hard work and kindness. I would like to thank my dear friends at the Dunnellon Police Department who helped before, OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. THE OTHER GUY LETTERS THANK YOU LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL M y mother is a pretty tough cookie. In fact, shes one of the toughest people I know although she only stands 4 feet, 11 inches and weighs a little more than 100 pounds. Case in point, at the age of 80, she went full force ahead and had bunion surgery on both feet. The doctor had warned repeatedly of the pain that she would experience for weeks to come especially at her age. As my dad and I entered the recovery room after the operation, gingerly tiptoeing in, not knowing what to expect, we were more than surprised to find my mom sitting up asking for something to eat. Im starving, she told the nurse, who obliged her with some peanut butter crackers. For the next five weeks, she was on bed rest but only physically. Mentally she was up and about taking care of all her normal chores. Miraculously, not only did she never complain of pain, but she also didnt take the pain pills the doctor had prescribed. Knowing myself, I would be milking it for all its worth and then some, I was truly amazed by her recovery. Im sure my dad needed more rest than she did even though she was the one who had undergone the procedure. But we all know women are much stronger than men, the majority of the time anyway. Likewise when she and my dad had to cut a vacation to New Orleans short years ago and come home due to some complications my mother was having, she faced the problem and dealt with it. Once again, I never heard her complain that her vacation had been ruined or that the things she was going through were too much to handle. On more than one occasion my mother has truly amazed me. When faced with adversity she always pulls through. And this trait has been with her for most of her life. As a child she had rheumatic fever and was not expected to live to a ripe old age. Well, she sure showed them. Although I will not go into detail about her childbearing years, suffice it to say it was something that many could not have endured. Due to a doctors negligent act, my mother suffered in a way that nobody should have to, for many years. Yet, it was with grace and dignity that she decided to have a second and third child, even though Mom has always been one very tough cookie I couldnt help but chuckle, before scratching my head in absolute befuddlement at a Letter to the Editor, which appears in todays edition. The letter in question comes from the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, more specifically it was written by members of the Boomtown Committee which offered a rebuttal to a letter penned by former editor Michel Northsea. Two weeks ago, Northsea offered a critique, if you will, of how officials cordoned off the Historic District for Boomtown Days Dunnellon with a massive amount of yellow tape. The letter wasnt scathing, more suggestive, or critical, in tone. The Boomtown Planning Committee, in its response, stated: We want to have a great community event and bring visitors to Dunnellon, but not at the expense of causing problems within the business community. We love and support our Dunnellon businesses and want to work with them not against. While I admire the Chamber for defending its decision, its odd that any specific group from the Chamber of Commerce would offer a rebuttal of any criticism leveled at it by residents, or former Chamber board members. Because for nearly the past three years, nothing else has seemed to bother the Chambers Board of Directors. Perhaps its because the times I have believed Chamber officials would step up and speak out, they didnt. So why pick now as a time to speak out against criticism? Frankly, if the Chamber does want a great community in which it loves and supports our Dunnellon businesses and wants to work with them, not against them, then why is it, the Chamber, more specifically, the Board of Directors remained silent on several issues that have done more harm than good. Case in point would be three specific examples, all of which have and will continue to have a negative impact on local businesses. Point No. 1 the City Councils decision two-and-ahalf years ago to implement red-light cameras at three of the citys main intersections. Business leaders as well as residents spoke out against the devices saying they were detrimental to the small-business owners in the community. No member of the Board of Directors spoke out against it. In their letter, the organizers of Boomtown stated: We want to have a great community event and bring visitors to Dunnellon, but not at the expense of causing problems See LETTERS page 9 See THANK page 5 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 14 See JERSEY page 5

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she could have been putting her own life in danger. Her dream was to be a mother and have a houseful of children and that was her greatest pleasure. I know many of you think you have the best mother in the world but believe me, mine is right up there with yours. Shes always there, no matter what, shes never too busy or too tired for her family. Even when I tell her the deepest and darkest of secrets, she handles it and reacts as if it is no big deal. Ive been graced with her strength. When faced with a problem, Ive learned to justify it in my mind and put it in its place. What a huge bonus that has been. Its no secret that my mom and I talk on the phone at least two or three times a day, and many times were dialing each others numbers at the same exact time. Were very much in synch that way. It used to be me calling to ask her advice or details on a recipe. Now many times its her calling me for the same reasons. I like that I usually have the answer shes looking for. No doubt I get my sensitivity from my father, but the strength and endurance I get from my mom. I am thankful for the house I live in, the food in my refrigerator, the car I drive and the job that helps supply these things. I am thankful that I have such a happy life. However, the thing I am most thankful for each and every day is that I can pick up the phone and call my mom any time of the day or night and she will answer. during and after the event to help make this a success. I am grateful to Darlene Parker for helping collect the auction items, conducting our live auction, and helping organize the festivities during the event. Thank you also to Officer Carolina Rolfes, Debra Anthony and Mary Edmundson for their hard work leading up to and during the event. Thank you to Chief Joanne Black who worked tirelessly before, during and after the event to make sure it was a success. Thank you to Lt. Sue Webb who successfully organized the arrival of the infamous Madam Equifina, who did a stellar job at her first live appearance as a fortuneteller. Everyone who had the opportunity for her to read them using ordinary GO FISH cards were delighted with their fortune and experience. Thank you to Deana Miley, Kathleen Scott, Linda Bond, Joey Weisbaum, Samantha Hannigan, Tracy Anthony, Pastor Ed Anthony and anyone else I may have missed who assisted in setup, serving drinks and/or food, clearing tables, assisting with the auction items or anywhere else that was needed. Thank you to the many ladies and even a gentleman who came out to make the Derby hats before the event. A big thank you to Christina Fernandez for allowing us to use Abigails in the evening to decorate the hats; Nancy Myers for graciously donating flowers for the hats; and all of the creators, Sue LaVac, Darlene Parker, Sue Webb, Joanne Black, Donna Lipke, Linda Bond, Alexis Williams, Mike Anger, Mary Edmundson, Deana Miley, Vera Smallridge, Debra Galeazzi and Linda Stilson. A big thank you to Repeat Boutique for sharing their beautiful dresses with us, they were beautiful. Thank you to Steve Tyree for helping us with Derby race games and getting everyone excited about choosing which horse would win. Lastly, I would like to thank all of the companies and people who shared their talents or treasures with us for the auction and door prizes: Seven Sisters Inn, Creations by Clovis, My Old New Chair, Grumbles House, Curt Bond Signs, Frank Strobl, Dunkin Donuts, NdArtemis, Blue Gator, Fire Chief Joe Campfield, Always Something, Millers Soap Time, Electric Beach, Dunnellon Mulch and Stone, A to Z Liquors, Thor and Fran Siegfried, Simply Seafood, Paul Brent, Patsy and Co Hair Salon and Shirt Solutions. Thank you to the Riverland News and the Village Crier for their coverage of the event prior. Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who posted the fliers, sold tickets, and shared the information on Facebook or with friends or neighbors to help make this such a success! I am humbly grateful for this exhibition of support and love! Charlene Williams,Dunnellon Community supportive of Williams fundraiserI am grateful to the many supporters and contributors who helped make the second annual Kentucky Derby Party fundraising event such an overwhelming success. This year, the event was brought together to help Charlene Williams, a local resident and huge community supporter, who was diagnosed with a kidney disease early this year. Williams is loved by so many, and this fundraising event was nothing short of the support the community has for such an amazing and inspiring person. The evening began as numerous people began to stream into Abigails Caf, wearing everything from evening gowns to traditional Kentucky Derby style attire. Specialty hats made by local artists The Mad Hatter Sisters adorned the heads of several throughout Abigails Caf. Barbecue chicken and rib dinners were pre-sold prior to the event, but that did not stop the massive amount of people who stopped in to pick up orders to go and didnt mind standing in line. One guest said: Its well worth the wait for such an outstanding person as Charlene. After the official Derby race ended and the lucky winner was announced, a live auction was held. Guests were able to acquire some very nice items, which were donated by the community. All proceeds raised during the evening will benefit Williams and her battle with kidney disease, medical expenses and move forward for a kidney transplant. Williams was terminated from her employment at Cadence Bank and lost her medical insurance because of this. I appreciate and thank the following sponsors who assisted and partnered with the police department for the party: Abigails Caf, Repeat Boutique, Shirt Solutions, Seven Sisters Inn, Creations by Clovis, My Old New Chair, Grumbles House, Curt Bond Signs, Frank Strobl, Dunkin Donuts, NdtArtemis, Blue Gator, Fire Chief Joe Campfield, Always Something, Millers Soap time, Electric Beach, Dunnellon Mulch and Stone, A to Z Liquor, The Riverland News, Thor and Fran Siegfried, Pastor Ed Anthony, Christine Fernandez and family, Simply Seafood, Paul Brent, Cadence Bank, Patsy and Co. Hair Salon, Tuner House Florist and The Village Crier. The overwhelming support for Charlene was beyond words. I would also like to give a heartfelt thank you to my dedicated police officers, staff and all the volunteers for helping wherever needed to make this event such a success. Chief Joanne M. Black, Dunnellon Police Department Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 5 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000ERQM TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR Cant Afford Lawn Spray? THINK AGAIN! 1/3 Acre $ 60 00 Lawn & Bushes for Chinch Bugs, Ants, Brown Spots, Webworm, Fungus, Weed Control & Black Grasshoppers. No Contracts Required. Tickets available Now at www.walkerfest.org All proceeds benefit local charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Wounded Warriors & United Way Advanced Purchase $20 bleacher $35 infield (Bring your own chair) $75 VIP (w/food & drink) (Reserved Seating) Day of Event $45 bleacher/field Based on availability $75 VIP (w/food & drink) Friday, June 21st, Gates Open at 5:00 PM Citrus County Speedway Inverness, FL 000ELJK 000ESIU Join us at the Dunnellon R ELAY FOR L IFE Register as a survivor at www.relayforlife.org/dunnellongfl or contact our local office at 352-629-4727 May 10 & 11, 2013 Dunnellon High School ~ Fun Starts at 6:00 pm and goes all night! Together we can make a difference! Special Thanks to our sponsors: Faxing Copies B&W & Color Notary UPS FedEx Embroidery We gladly accept prepaid UPS & Fedex Boxes 11150 N. Williams St. Suite 108, Dunnellon 465-7442 UPS Fedex 000EUR9 000ESD2 1 1 3 7 1 N W i l l i a m s S t S u i t e 1 D u n n e l l o n ( 3 5 2 ) 4 6 5 1 1 8 8 1 1 3 7 1 N W i l l i a m s S t 11371 N. Williams St. S u i t e 1 D u n n e l l o n Suite 1 Dunnellon ( 3 5 2 ) 4 6 5 1 1 8 8 (352) 465-1188 Shampoo & Cuts starting as low as $ 16.00 Come in and meet our Professional Stylists: Terry, Tabitha, Lori, Debbie & Ron Happy Mothers Day! 0 0 0 E Q U 3 THANK continued from page 4 J ERSEY continued from page 4 Solution to puzzle on Page 15

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AA group meets at Baptist churchLight in Dark Places, an 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 352-476-2819 or email fendryck@ tampabay.rr.com.Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-MeNot Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. Trained volunteers provide activities and refreshments. For information, call Grace Burks at 489-2580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963. Community Chorale in need of membersThe Dunnellon Community Chorale is looking for singers for all vocal parts. All rehearsals will be at 3 p.m. Mondays at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church under the direction of Christine Jones-Woods. For information, call 489-2682. Church schedules flea market May 18The Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host its semiannual flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Father Stegeman Hall. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. For information, call 489-5954. Church to host womens retreatSt. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Womens Emmaus Retreat on May 24 to 26. All women seeking spiritual renewal are invited to attend. For information, call the church office at 489-3166 or email mail@stjohncc.com. I n growing up one of the outstanding things in my relationship with my mother had to do with her memory. She could remember everything. All I had to do was ask dear old mom and she knew the answer. She knew everything. No matter the topic, she had an opinion about it, which truly amazed me as a young person. Before I went to school, my mother was my entire world. From the time I got up in the morning until she tucked me in bed at night, she was the master of my world. Whatever I could do, she was the one who allowed me to do it. Looking back, I can remember when my father got home from work in the evening he gave my mother a little break from looking after me and my brother and sister. If memory serves me correctly, my father watched us by lying on the couch snoring. I never could figure out how he could do that but it was his way of watching us and helping mom. As a young person, anything I wanted I had to requisition from dear old mom. The thing that always amazed me was that she always had what I needed. I have often wondered how she could do that. But then, she was mom. My weekly allowance came from my mother. It took me a long time to realize the money for my allowance came from my father. I always believed mom had all the money there was. I remember coming home from the second grade with homework to do that just baffled me. All I had to do was ask mom and she could explain it to me like nobody else could. Mothers are like that. They know everything and remember everything. What my mother knew only my mother could know. It was as if she could read my mind. It was as if she had eyes in the back of her head. It was so bad that I could not get away with anything. Believe me; I tried very hard to get away with something. For some reason my mother knew what I was going to do days before I actually thought about doing it. I am not sure who is credited with designing the first memory board for computers, but I know who designed the memory board for people. I firmly believe that mothers were the first computer designed and wired by God. Why in the world do you think they call it the motherboard? It is 6 Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 Attend the worship service of your choice... 000ERIW 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 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 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 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 000ETVE 000ER3K DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000EUUE 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 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 000ETVF Do you have the right insurance coverage? CENTRAL RIDGE INSURERS, LLC 2535 N. Reston Terr., Hernando, FL (Next to Village Services on 486) Call Your Local Team Of Experts For A Free Analysis And Estimate! 352-527-0110 Home Auto Business Financial Services 000EUMA 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 Oh for a memory like dear old moms OUT TO PASTOR See PASTOR page 7 CHURCH NEWS Rev. James Snyder Resident recuperating from fall Special to the Riverland NewsAlice Powell, a beloved Dunnellon rose, was found sunning recently in the Palm Gardens Rose Garden in Ocala. Powell, a resident for 89 years in Dunnellon, said to tell all of her friends that shell be home soon. Powell has been recuperating from a fall at her home on Illinois Street. SUPPORT GROUPS

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his findings to the Rev. Welch and church board members, who then began the process of formulating a series of proposals to present to the congregation in October, the Rev. Welch explained. Five proposals were presented to church members, including a plan to build a new, modern, up-to-date facility or renovate the current structure to meet current state codes, the Rev. Welch explained. The congregation overwhelmingly chose to renovate, the Rev. Welch said, because of the historic value of the building. Once the plan was formally adopted, church members set their sights on raising the necessary funds to complete the project. All told, the congregation raised $400,000 to see the project come to fruition. Members of the church gathered Friday afternoon to watch as a construction crew began the process of demolishing the current bell tower. As the top was removed and lowered onto a trash Dumpster, churchgoers marveled at the size of the structure. A short while later, after most of the crowd had dispersed, the crew removed the original bell, lowering it safely to the trailer of a nearby boom truck. Even members of the construction marveled at the condition of the bell, though it had showed signs of aging. The bell will be refurbished and reinstalled in the new bell tower set to be erected in the coming months. The new tower will have metal support beams to meet current state codes, Brady explained, but the bell will be placed on wooden support beams to keep the sound as close to the original sound as possible. The sound wont be exactly the same, but weve come close to duplicating it, said Brady, the owner of Genesis Construction. The bell will be cleaned and have some minor repairs done to it. It needs it, because it has been in there since 1895. And in keeping with the historical value of the district and neighborhood, the new bell tower has been designed to be a replica of the structure being torn down. People are excited, the Rev. Welch said about the renovations. There is a great sense of awareness to hold to the tradition of the original structure because of the historical integrity of the neighborhood and the area. This church was first built during the Boomtown era. We understand the significance of that era and what it meant to Dunnellon and what it continues to mean to Dunnellon. In addition to replicating the original bell tower and refurbishing the bell for future generations, the original windows and stained glass will also be saved for use in the restoration project, the Rev. Welch said. He pointed out that one parishioner asked to purchase the doors of the old sanctuary because it was the doors she and her husband walked through after their marriage. She wanted to buy them for their home, because its the first doors they walked through as husband and wife, he explained. Im not sure of her plans for them, but I think it points to the personal historic value of the church as well. There are a lot of people who have a lot of memories from attending here. Baptist church to host open house Morriston Baptist Church will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at its new campus at 3141 S.E. U.S. 41 in Morriston. The ceremony will mark the official dedication as tours and light refreshments will be available. For information, call the church at 352-528-4080 or visit www.morriston baptist.org. Church to host LIFT Ministry Join the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) Ministry. 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 last Wednesday monthly. For information about this ministry, email Cindy Greaves at RSVChurch@ gmail.com or call the church at 489-0249. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn-Dixie and west of U.S. 41. Mens ministry slated WednesdaysJoin the men at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for the Men of Valor Ministry. The goal is for real men with real issues having real faith in Jesus Christ. If child care is desired, call the church office for arrangements. Men of Valor meets at 7 p.m. the last Wednesday monthly. For information about this ministry, email Chris Greaves at RSVChurch@gmail. com or call the church at 489-0249. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn-Dixie and west of U.S. 41. Weekly womens Bible study slatedNew Womens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womans Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For more information check us out in Facebook at One Womans Prayer.Church hosts bingo weeklySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church hosts Bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Prizes up to $250. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. no accident that they came up with this term. My mother had a tremendous memory. This is the difference between mothers and fathers. Mothers cannot forget anything and fathers cannot remember anything. Together they make an invincible team for raising children. It was not until I became a teenager that a little click developed between my mother and me. I began to realize that my memory did not always harmonize with hers on some issues. As I got older, the harmony was less and less. For example. My mother would tell me, You must be home by 10 oclock. At least, that is what she said she told me after the fact. When I came in at 11 oclock, she reminded me of what she told me. For the life of me, I could not remember her telling me to be home by 10 oclock. I told you to clean up your room. Searching my memory board, I could not find any indication that she told me this. I am not saying that she did not; I am just saying that our memories did not coincide on a variety of issues when I became a teenager. What struck me about my mother was she could remember conversation she had with me three years ago word for word. As I got older, I began to doubt the accuracy of her memory. The problem with that was, I had no memory of anything and so I had to rely upon her memory. Now that I am a parent, it is apparent to me that memory is a rather funny thing. I am not sure that my mother was in this category, but my memory is of such a nature that I can remember things that never took place. Not only that, I can describe it in detail. As a teenager I remember coming into the room and my mother sitting there looking out the window with a little smile on her face. What are you thinking about? She just looked at me, smiled and said, Oh, I was just remembering some things. Then she turned and looked out the window again and I left her to her memories. In celebrating Mothers Day, I cannot help but think of the many wonderful memories each mother cherishes. Their children will always be children. No matter how old their children get, they will always be their little babies. Memory is a delightful thing and sometimes can be very selective. I am sure, when a mother engages in the fine art of memory, they are all good memories. Solomon was probably thinking about his mother when he wrote, Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all (Proverbs 31:28-29 KJV). You cannot put a price on a good memory.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His website is www.jamessnyder ministries.com. Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 7 Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000ES6K SAVE THOUSANDS 000ETZR The Villages 633-7019 Ocala 671-5374 000EUS2 Security Consulting 352-307-3005 Personal Protection 352-400-6986 NOW... MORE THAN EVER!! 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8 Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 ABOVE: A bugler from American Legion Post No. 58 plays taps during opening ceremonies while standing along the banks of the Withlacoochee River. RIGHT: An eventgoer reads along in the Bible as Evers recited Scripture during the event. BELOW: Tony Matthews, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon, places his hand upon County Commissioner Kathy Bryant during a moment of prayer for national, state, county and city officials. ABOVE: Evelyn Pelton shows off a Bible that was presented to Mayor Nathan Whitt during the ceremonies. Pelton was the organizer of this years local National Day of Prayer event at the Dunnellon City Boat Ramp. BELOW: Evers reads Scripture to a modest-sized crowd at the citywide event. A crowd of people listen as Lela Evers, a member of First United Methodist Church, reads from the Bible on May 2 at a National Day of Prayer event at the Dunnellon City Boat Ramp. Despite gloomy weather and intermittent rain showers throughout the morning, a steady crowd participated in the event until afternoon storms forced the cancellation of the remainder of the event. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News 2013 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Speak, so he may hear

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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. RS Garden Club to meet May 23 The Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the American Legion Hall at 10730 U.S. 41, north of Walmart. This will be the last meeting until September. Member and Master Gardener Brenda Noah will reprise her interactive program about invasive species and asks that everyone bring in samples of their gardening problems as part of the event. She will also highlight some helpful programs that are available to the public. Refreshments will be available, 50-25-25 tickets will be sold, and door prizes will be awarded. Be sure to sign in to be included in the drawings. For information, call Barbara Roberts at 489-9680. 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 from 1 to 4 p.m. May 28 and 29 at the Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse. Class size is limited and reservations are required. For information or for reservations, call 489-1574. area economically sound and its natural resources preserved. The Rainbow River draws around 300,000 visitors to the area each and every year. That puts $8 million and more than 132 jobs into the local economy. Dunnellons City Council members also agree ecotourism is the way to put even more dollars into the local economy. The issue isnt if it should be done. Its how. Most of the visitors to Dunnellons rivers who come from somewhere else end up staying somewhere else as well. Theres an opportunity in the fact that the biggest part of the vacation dollar generally goes to hotel accommodations. County Commissioners Kathy Bryant and Stan McClain, at the May 3 Dunnellon Town Hall meeting, publicly touted their efforts toward making Marion County a state-of-the-art ecotourism destination. Meanwhile, county vehicles and facilities are being converted to alternative fuel sources such as natural gas and solar. Sewer lines are being rerouted away from ecologically sensitive areas. Silver Springs is being turned back into a state park with expansive plans to open up additional public lands for ecotourism activities and so on. Good job! But as Ive written before, healthy ecotourism requires healthy eco. While commissioners are successfully making deals with Fortune 100 companies to build plants and create jobs in Marion County FedEx is anyone negotiating with ecologically sensitive hoteliers to build ecofriendly hotels in the area as well? Have I missed something here? Is it that simple? Instead of spending millions on losing telecommunications businesses and traffic light cameras, what if Dunnellon City Council had invited ecosensitive developers and hoteliers to present proposals that would serve both the environment and business? Thousands upon thousands of people come to Dunnellon every year and yet spend their hotel dollars somewhere else. A return-on-investment analysis would quickly determine if, how, when and where it could be done. If we can go to the moon, we can certainly do that. Google search for ecofriendly hotels. Some of the biggest names in the business are doing it. Maybe its not too late to start making win-win deals with them as well? Kathryn Taubert,Dunnellon Businesses understood need of yellowtapeEditors Note: This letter is in response to Michel Northseas Letter to the Editor in the April 25 edition titled, Resident extends sympathy to Dunnellon merchants. Let us start off by saying we want to apologize that our Boomtown event caused Ms. Michel Northsea so much angst. We wish she had talked to someone on the Boomtown committee before coming to her conclusions, possibly she would have understood more about the reason for the yellow tape. The businesses mentioned were all spoken to before the event. Penn Station requested not to be included in our Boomtown area. At their request, we moved the admission gate past the entrance to their restaurant giving their customers clear access. The same with Bonnies Antiques, which allowed their own vendor to set up in their parking lot, and on Sunday, we took down the tape in front of her store and invited her vendor to move into our Boomtown area. We had spoken with Bonnie at Always Something before the event, and they understood the tape. We agreed to put Boomtown entertainment under the tree on their lawn to help bring business in. For the past four years, we have charged the $2 admission and never had any real complaints about the tape. Part of the proceeds from the admission is donated to the Boys and Girls Club. We thought a $2 admission price was reasonable in comparison to other events in surrounding areas, plus most of them charge for parking. The expense to put on this community event is great, and we, along with many dedicated volunteers work hard and plan all year to make our two chamber events successful. The chamber is not out to alienate anyone. We want this community event to be successful and do not want to see it go away. The chamber does not receive any money from the city, state or county. We support ourselves completely on membership and fundraisers. Boomtown and the Jazz Up festivals are fundraisers started for the benefit of the chamber for operating expenses to keep our chamber doors open. This year, like last year, we have not fared as well due to weather conditions. Like all businesses, we have the normal financial responsibilities of utilities, phone, insurance, advertising, employees, etc. If the businesses in the Historic District are dissatisfied with the Boomtown Event being in the Historic area, we ask that they do a petition and if they prefer us to move it somewhere else, possibly all on Cedar Street where it doesnt affect so many? Our committee will work hard to find an acceptable area to have this event. This event is a great asset to the community. We will not give up making it the best. We want to have a great community event and bring visitors to Dunnellon, but not at the expense of causing problems within the business community. We love and support our Dunnellon businesses and want to work with them not against. Please continue to shop local and support our community. Thank you for your support, Chamber Boomtown Committee Council needs to take a harder look at ordinanceIn recent weeks, some members of the Dunnellon City Council have proposed to abolish the River Corridor Protection Ordinance (RCPO) in its entirety with City Council suggesting redundancy with existing state law and infringements to personal property rights of riverfront owners as reasons to repeal the ordinance. After discussing the abandonment of this ordinance with a cross section of our community, including friends (both supportive and adversarial of this ordinance), business owners, city residents, non-city residents and riverfront property owners, I found there to be basically four contentious, heavily debated and seemingly misunderstood issues regarding the ordinance. After reading the actual ordinance and Dunnellon codes which apply to the protection of the Rainbow River, I have the following thoughts on these four divisive issues: The ordinance applies to new development and not existing riverfront homes or lots of record. Existing single-family homes are exempt from the ordinance. Ref: section 78.72 (2) (RCPO). Conforming structures (residential homes/commercial property) that are destroyed for any reason (fire, wind, storm, flood) may be rebuilt and actually could be enlarged by 20 percent on the existing footprint. A singlefamily home is a permitted use as described in section 7.1 of the Dunnellon Municipal Code, Table of Permitted Uses where it clearly states that a single-family residence is a permitted use. The prohibition against rebuilding applies only to nonconforming uses as stated in section 4.10 of the Dunnellon Municipal Code. The 150-foot buildable buffer applies only to riverfront lots deeper than 300 feet. For instance, a 125-foot deep lot would be required to have a 25-foot buildable setback from the river; lots 150-foot deep would require a 37 1/2-foot buildable setback; and a 200-foot deep lot would require a 70-foot buildable setback. Ref: Section 78-74.1, RCPO. Some members of Council have stated that the Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) initiative by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) already provides for adequate protection of the Rainbow River. This appears to be incorrect as the BMAP deals with only one issue, water quality (nutrient/fertilizer runoff) while RCPO addresses many other parameters including wildlife habitat, forest corridor protection, river access, wetlands protection, shoreline and aquatic vegetation, visitor education and other conservation issues. The BMAP program is strictly advisory and voluntary and does not provide any enforcement authority, nor will it ever likely provide enforcement. Factually, the BMAP initiative provides advisory capability only to the issue of nutrient runoff into the river from the hundreds of square miles of watershed, which in turn creates Rainbow Springs and the Rainbow River. The River Corridor Protection Ordinance appears to be a good law, but not a perfect one. Presently, there are thoughtful suggestions that have been proposed to the City Council as possible amendments to this ordinance to further clarify and enhance residential and commercial property owners rights regarding the rebuilding of damaged structures, including provisions for wider access to the riverfront and abolishing wording regarding the prohibition of tree removal in the buffer zone to facilitate river access. However, protection of homeowners rights already currently exists in the RCPO and Dunnellon Municipal Code. As the vote approaches as to whether we should retain, repeal or amend this ordinance, it is important to make your voice heard. Does the city wish to find a reasonable balance between personal property rights and being a good steward for a very significant natural resource visited by thousands of people every year from Florida and elsewhere? We must balance preservation of our natural treasures with intelligently controlled economic growth. Certainly, without our two pristine natural rivers, most of us would agree that our quality of life would very much decline. Many of us relocated here because of the beauty of these two rivers and certainly, indirectly, these rivers have had a major positive economic impact for our community and this balance should be the ultimate goal of our elected city leaders. Matthew Fox,Dunnellon Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 9 000EUDA GRUFFS T AP & G RILLE 12084 S. Williams St., Dunnellon (Old Dinner Bell Restaurant) 352-465-2881 www.gruffsontheriver.com From pickup to delivery to full service catering, we do it all so you dont have to. Call Chef Alan direct at 352.445.5246 for your customized quote. 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10 Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 ABOVE: Natalie Beasley spreads dirt around a freshly planted pine tree at Dunnellon Elementary School while classmate Shelby Bell, behind tree, helps her and classmates look on. RIGHT: Shelby Bell, left, carries a box of baby pine trees as she walks toward the site of a tree-planting ceremony as part of an Arbor Day celebration at Dunnellon Elementary School. Walking with Bell are classmate Warren Thomas and her teacher, Vicki Vinther. BELOW: Ashley Dillard, left, and Nigeria Thomas laugh as Greg Barton with the Florida Forest Service jokes with students. ABOVE: Seth Lacey applauds after one of his classmates reads their speech about the importance of trees and protecting the environment. BELOW: Greg Barton, with the Florida Forest Service, explains the nuisances of a long-leaf pine tree and the dos and donts of how to plant the tree properly in their yards. The city of Dunnellon gave each third-grader at Dunnellon Elementary one tree to plant in their yard. Seth Lacey shovels dirt around a newly planted pine tree at Dunnellon Elementary School on April 25 as Mayor Nathan Whitt, right, and classmates look on during the Arbor Day Ceremony. Schoolchildren planted two trees, both donated by the city of Dunnellon. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News Digging in for a better future Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. Dr. Suess, The Lorax

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R IVERLAND EDUCATION Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 11 Annual Media Festival Friday Hundreds of students and parents will pack into West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center on Friday night, for the 12th annual Marion County Student Media Festival. The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public. The Festival, underwritten with community donations and organized by local educators, showcases the quality work created by television production students throughout Marion County Public Schools. Participants range from kindergarten through 12th grade. Presenting partners this year include Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, the Public Education Foundation of Marion County, Cox Communications, Dell, and Blackboard Connect. Producing partners include ACA Construction Group and Duke Energy. This year, 339 entries came from 26 different schools. Last month, a panel of industry experts judged the entries in 12 categories and four age groups. More than two dozen community leaders will announce this years winners and present certificates and awards during Friday nights ceremony, including four Best of Show prizes for grade levels K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Hosting this years festival is Greg Thompson, an award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and choreographer whos appeared on HBO, ESPN, and in the lead role in Dark Remains. He also had recurring roles on One Tree Hill and Dawsons Creek. The festival airs live on the Marion Education Channel and replays at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at and 2 p.m. Sundays throughout May. The Marion Education Channel is carried on more than a dozen local cable systems including Bright House 198, Comcast 99, and Cox 12. The Marion Education Channel is also available digitally over-the-air on Channel 7.1. West Port High School is at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. For information, contact Miriam Needham, Media Festival director, at 352-671-4104. Event kicks off at 7 p.m. at West Port High School Special to the Riverland News Boys & Girls Club summer camp slated The Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon is now taking applications for its 2013 summer camp, which will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 17 through July 31, but closed July 3 to 5. Highlights include weekly themes and trips to Rainbow Springs State Park, Roller Barn and Regal Cinema summer movies. Registration cost is $15 for new members and $25 weekly. Applications may be picked up at the clubs current location in Ernie Mills Park on Bostick Street. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ pages/Boys-and-GirlsClubs-of-Marion-CoDunnellon-Unit. DHS Kiddie World has openings Are you interested in a way to build your childs foundation for learning before kindergarten at a reasonable price? Dunnellon High Schools Kiddie World is looking for new little smiles to join the Kiddie World family. These services run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for children ages 3 to 5 years old. The cost is $10 a week. The Kiddie World 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 off 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 4-year-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. EDUCATION NEWS Ag Literacy Day Special to the Riverland News ABOVE: Dunnellon 4H Club and Dunnellon FFA members celebrated AG Literacy Day by reading Floridas Farm History! to students at Dunnellon Elementary School. Florida Agriculture Literacy Day is an annual event each spring in which representatives read a childrens book about agriculture. It is a sponsored by Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, a nonprofit association. It helps Florida students learn about the importance of Florida Agriculture. These two organizations came together to talk briefly about what they do in their clubs. The following 4H members who read, from left, were: Kirin Marajah, Rosie Bailey, Kelley Stump, Michael Livingston and Matthew Livingston. Lou Hartigan, not pictured, is the 4H Leader. Dunnellon FFA members who read were Jada Purdy, Bryce Follett and Jamie Haught. Ms. Trammell is their adviser. BELOW: Dunnellon FFA member Bryce Follett reads to youths at Dunnellon Elementary School as part of the schoolwide Ag Literacy Day celebration. Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal D unnellon Middle School will issue interims Friday, and we would like to remind our parents that it is never too late to arrange a parent/teacher conference. For information, call the Dunnellon Middle School Guidance Office at 465-6724. The Marion County Student Media Festival will be Friday at West Port High School Auditorium. Dunnellon Middle School has 32 student-produced video projects submitted to the festival. Student producers, their friends and families are invited to walk the red carpet and be part of the live televised broadcast. The elementary school show begins at 7 p.m., followed by the middle and high school show. Ms. Wood recommends that DMS students arrive at 8, and wait outside the auditorium until the K-5 program ends. The program will air live on the Marion County Education Channel and will be re-broadcast throughout the month. Good luck to our student producers. Thank you for representing your school in such a positive way. The Marion County Track Meet will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at West Port High School. The Dunnellon Middle School Track Master Gardeners to host kids summer camp 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. Special to the Riverland NewsPRINCIPALS OFFICE Students to receive fourth-quarter interims on Friday See SMALLRIDGE page 13 Romeo Game Night slated R omeos Family Game Night will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today and you wont want to miss this one. With more than 60 games to choose from, your family is certain to find this event an entertaining one. Our wonderful PTO will provide a concession as well as door prizes where everyone who attends has a chance to win. Science FairJoin us as Romeo Elementary School proudly presents Romeos future scientists displaying their creative Science Fair projects ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16. The student projects include charts, experiments, demos, diagrams and collections with a scientific objective. We look forward to seeing you there. Concert notesScience: Definitely Dynamite! will be presented by 100 fifthand fourthgrade students at 5:30, 5:50 and 6:10 p.m. Thursday, May 16, by the Romeo Concert Chorus in the Romeo Cafetorium during the Romeo Science Fair. Romeo Concert Chorus students should meet at 4:45 p.m. at the back gate entrance behind the cafeteria. Parents drop off your student with the Romeo teacher standing at the gate, and your student will then be taken to the physical education room to See ROMEO page 16 PRINCIPALS OFFICE Jane Ashman Romeo Principal

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Team and coaches Rumsey and Bentle have prepared our young athletes for this competition. Good luck to the track team, have fun, and thank you for displaying to all of Marion County how Dunnellon Middle School Tigers can roar. The Dunnellon Middle School FFA will host its annual banquet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the DMS Caf. Dinner will be served at 5:30 and the award presentation will begin at 6. The DMS FFA annual banquet is a wonderful way to salute our DMS FFA students for the many extra hours they have put in before and after school to practice and grow their skill levels and knowledge base. The Academic Brain Bowl Team will meet from 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. with Mr. Williams as they continue to hone their skills for the upcoming Brain Bowl competition on Saturday, June 1. The Academic Brain Bowl Team members are: Megan Barde, Hunter Day, Kameron Grossi, Luis Gutierrez, Tyler LaMon, Shelby Meyers, Cameron Pike, Robert Reed, Kristen Starr and Trevor Vonseggern. The students have been meeting Mondays for the past several months preparing for the final competition this school year. Thank you for your dedication to learning and for representing your school so positively, and enjoy the thrill of competition! The Dunnellon Middle School Band will have practice from 3:40 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Band Room with Ms. Roblow. This will be the final practice before the Spring Concert, which is slated for Tuesday, May 21, in the DMS Auditorium. The School Advisory Committee (SAC) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Media Center. This will be the last SAC meeting of the year. Dunnellon Middle School loves to read, but we also love to brag. We are delighted to let you know about the following accomplishments of our DMS students. Sixth-grade students in Mrs. Gaws World History classes have been hard at work studying about ancient civilizations. Students, after studying in the classroom, selected a topic they wanted to learn more about and researched their selected topic. We are proud to announce the following students turned in award-winning research papers: Jorge Yanez, Cuneiform Writing, first place, Second Block; Hunter Erickson, Egyptian Chariots, second place, Second Block; and Ishana Maharaj, Egyptian Chariots, third place, Second Block; and Luis Franco, Assyrian Army, first place, Third Block; Jared Williams, Sphinx, second place, Third Block; and Mason Sereda, King Tut Mummies, third place, Third Block. Congratulations on a job very well done. Mrs. Gaws classes then put everything they learned, then working in teams, created an artistic rendition of their selected topic. TEAM PROJECT AWARDS THIRD BLOCK First Place Pyramids: Lizett Aragon, Gabriela Gutierrez and Deanna Gibbs. Second Place King Tut Mummies: Madison Hunt, Heath Richie and Mason Sereda. Third Place Assyrian Army: Kelsey Perry, Kelli Cape, Luis Franco and Michael Vichot. Honorable Mention Greece: Joseph OBrien and Anthony Litterine. Honorable Mention Sphinx: Michael Bartlett, Caroline Shank, Sandoval Nunez, Jared Williams and Christopher Maerz. Honorable Mention Ancient Desert Animals: Kendra Ford, Maurice Jefferies, Arlin Padilla and Jermaine James. SECOND BLOCK First Place Ancient Exports: Serena Lasko, Kailey Fitch, Carlos Sanchez and Levi Alizana. Second Place Egyptian Chariots: Hunter Erickson, Ishana Maharaj, Damien Bowers and David Swinehart. Third Place Cuneiform Writing: Jorge Yanez, Gizzelle Rodriguez and Jaylen Thompson. Honorable Mention Ancient Farming: Dylan Bailey, Jamil Bess, Andy Davila and Ariel Deluca. Thank you to our young history buffs for an awesome job! Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 13 Call Kristy 607-731-0543 Stephen Goldsmith BC-HIS 40+ Years Experience We will beat all advertised prices! Many brand names to choose from. 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SMALLRID G E continued from page 11 DMS SAVE Club wraps up project The Dunnellon Middle School S.A.V.E. Club (Students Against Violence Everywhere) and DMS advisors would like to thank all those who donated items to help in its service project for the Arnette House. This is our second year the club choose to do hygiene packages for the Arnette House, because it supports what we stand for such as helping and housing children and teens who are from homes of domestic violence or abuse. The club would especially would like to thank Perkins Dentistry in Dunnellon and Dr. Allin of Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows for the donation of the oral care products for our packages. Last year, the club was able to do 30 packages with a box of miscellaneous items to help refill or give out as needed. This year, the club was able to do 50 packages and a box of miscellaneous items. Altogether, there were 25 boxes for boys and 25 for girls. Each package contained lotion, soap, deodorant, tooth paste, tooth brush, shampoo, conditioner, Kleenex, while the girl bags also contained feminine care products. Club members have been very instrumental in preventing several altercations on campus this year and assisting their peers in recognizing bullying situations. Club members also produced a PSA video about teen dating violence and bullying, both of which have been entered into the Student Media Festival. The club also initiated activities for Youth Crime Prevention Week in March. Special to the Riverland NewsDMS SAVE Club members, kneeling, from left, are: Alexis Shutt, Rebecca Ray, Jillian Boys, Jamil Bess and Ishana Maharaj; second row, Eduardo Escalante, vice president; Destinee Cochran, Destiny Ray, Judy Allen, Nicki Riffle, Kayla White and Zaria Hamilton, president; and back row, advisers, Cynthia Wise and Nicholas Johnson. Special to the Riverland News 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 violence 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 e-mail Nora_Larsen@ dcf.state.fl.us. Boys & Girls Clubs seek donations Many Boys & Girls Clubs are benefiting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. 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Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a new charitable organization formed to assist local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to need families who qualify under federal guidelines. Free toiletries and clothing will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. For information, call Geri Davis 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660. within the business community. Not having spoken out against red-light cameras does not promote a great community, nor does it bring visitors here. It only deters them from coming into town. Imagine, if you will, a family who makes a 60-mile trek here because they love attending Boomtown, or Jazz Up Dunnellon. They make a few stops at some local businesses, attend the festival and a couple of weeks pass and they receive a letter in the mail from American Traffic Solutions, notifying them they were ticketed for running a red light. So, a 120-mile roundtrip to attend a festival with an admission of $2, and they paid an overall price of say $6, has now cost them $164. Is it likely they are going to come back, recommend Dunnellon as a place to visit because its a great community? Highly unlikely. Chamber officials should have been present when the City Council was in the stages of adopting these nuisance cameras and spoken out against them. Heres hoping, as the contract comes up for renewal in September, that the Board of Directors lets it be known, red-light cameras are bad for business and worse for tourism. Point No. 2 A boycott of businesses after the city purchased three utility systems and in doing so, implemented a 25 percent surcharge on utility customers. With the exception of Beverly Lesiure, the executive director of the Chamber, not a single board member spoke out about the Councils decision and the negative repercussions from their decisions. When Chamber officials needed to speak out, it was about major issues small business owners in town were, and still are, dealing with because of poor decisions by the City Council. Point No. 3 The Chamber shouldnt be just a voice for businesses, it should be a voice for all of the businesses, whether or not they are members. Take for example the Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) and the lack of redevelopment of the taxing district funds. City officials have used those funds in, well, ways that just flat out stink. Pouring money into an overflow parking lot, pumping tens of thousands of dollars into Greenlight Communications when the city should have invested those dollars into sidewalks, streetscaping programs and faade grants for small-business owners. All of those would have been a boon to business owners on either East or West Pennsylvania Avenue. With the impending bicycle trail coming through town and plans for a streetscaping project on East Pennslyvania Avenue, I wouldnt be shocked if the city lacks funds in the CRA to help pay for, or at the least, offset costs of the project. If the Chamber wants to work with its businesses, then it needs to start working for them too. That means having a presence at City Council meetings and taking a stand for the business community.14 Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 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. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. 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CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 434-0509 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. Drawer 2480, Dunnellon, Florida 34430 Telephone: (352)489-6290 May 2 & 9, 2013 439-0516 RIVEstate of Boulange, Colleen 2013-CP-0681 (F) Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-0681(F) Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF COLLEEN A. BOULANGE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of COLLEEN A. BOULANGE, deceased, File Number 2013-CP-0681-F, by the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Ave., Ocala, FL 34475; that the decedents date of death was December 9, 2012; that the total value of the estate is -0-(the only asset being protected homestead) and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Darryl D. Boulange, 6395 SW 110th St., Ocala, FL 34476. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 9, 2013. Person Giving Notice: By:/s/Darryl D. Boulange 6395 S.W. 110th Street, Ocala, Florida 34476 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: LORENZO RAMUNNO, Florida Bar Number: 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA, 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100 Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 E-Mail: ramunnolaw@gmail.com Secondary E-Mail: ramunnolaw34476@gmail.com May 9 & 16, 2013 Live in House Keeper/Personal AssistantCitrus Springs Area. Resp. include housekeeping, cooking finances & shopping. Salary of $10,000 per year plus living expenses. Owner Travels 6 mo /year. Must like animals. Sent resume with reach number to: tmg2@bellsouth.net. Replacing 19 Yr emp. due to health. Dental Assistant30 hours per week Certified and Experienced, Coleman Area 1-800-469-4467 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 AIRLINE CAREERS Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769 AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAAapproved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing available CALLAviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTThe Centers is seeking an Executive Assistant to help support our Citrus County services. Experience required providing administrative support at a high level of proficiency with MS Office (ie: Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint) and other applications. Seeking professional with strong organization & communication skills, including follow-up, attention to detail, ability to work independently & multi-task. Associates degree or HS diploma & min 5 yrs related exp. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Driver -Two raises in first year. Qualify for any portion of $.03/mile quarterly bonus: $.01 Safety, $.01 Production, $.01 MPG. 3 months OTR experience. 800-414-9569 www.drive knight.com DRIVERS DriverTrainees Needed NOW! Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training (877)214-3624 Drivers HIRING EXPERIENCED /INEXPERIENCED TANKER DRIVERS Earn up to $.51 per mile! New Fleet Volvo Tractors! 1 Year OTR Exp. Req. -Tanker Training Available. Call Today! (877)882-6537 www .OakleyT ran sport.com CUSTOMER RELATIONS*Call Now!* Looking to fill immediate positions. Training, 401(k), medical. No exp. necessary. $550-$800 a week. Call Karen 352-436-4460 NEWSPAPER CARRIER WANTEDNewspaper carrier wanted for early morning delivery of the Citrus County Chronicleand other newspapers for home delivery customers. 3 to 4 hours per day. Must have insured and reliable vehicle preferable a van SUV, or pick up with a cap -Large enough to hold our Sunday product Apply in Person 1624 N Medowcrest Blvd, Crystal River Monday to Friday 8am -5pm Newspaper carriers are independent contractors, not employees of the Citrus County Chronicle SINGLE COPY ROUTES AVAILABLEThis is a great opportunity to own your own business. Unlimited potential for the right person to manage a route of newspaper racks and stores. come to 1624 Meadowcrest Blvd. and fill out an application YARD/HOME MAINTENANCE Citrus Springs Ar ea P/T 2-3 days /week. Call 352-522-1109 between 6pm-9pm. ASSIST SENIORS We provide non-medical companionship and home help for seniors. Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today. 352-622-5936 Lic. #HCS229393 Attend College Online 100%. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, *Web. Job placement assistance. Computer and Financial Aid for qualified students. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-203-3179 www.Centura Online.com MEDICALBILLING TRAINEES NEEDED Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP. HSDiploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294 Maytag Washer & Frididare Dryer Both Heavy Duty $175. for pair (352) 465-3384 WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE WASHERS & DRYERS (352) 209-5135 Bankruptcy Auction Online & Onsite Tuesday, May 14 @ 10am Preview: Day of Sale 9-10am 3609 N 29th Ave, Hollywood, Fl 33020 Lexus LX 470 Sport Utility, Toyota Tundra Limited Double Cab, High-end quality home furniture & dcor, artwork & paintings, salon equipment, electronics, office furniture, computers & more! Visit www.moecker auctions.com for Details, Photos and Catalog Moecker Auctions (800) 840-BIDS 10% -13%BP, $100 ref. cash dep. Subj to confirm. AB-1098 AU-3219, Eric Rubin DUDLEYS AUCTION 6 AUCTIONS 5-9 Estate Adventure 3pm in, 6pm out 98Deville 1 owner 81k, golf cart, Antiques & Collectibles, Furniture, appliances, household, new items great fun @ hall 5-10 Real Estate 3 Inverness Investment Homes, 2 Lots ~ Sold Regardless of Price 10am 401 Ella Ave 125x135 w/home corner Ella &Dorian St RO/RP 11:30am 503 Lake Street 1940s home w/partial restoration dbl fence lot 2pm 203 Pine Street 110x162 lot, 2/1 cottage block home, workshop, RO/RP 3pm. 1214 Stowe Street 2 lots (Lots 63 & 64) just off Old Floral City Road. 80x120. 4pm 8075 S Florida Ave Floral City Lot Commercial Hwy 41S & Rails to Trails. www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 DIRECTV Official TV Deal -Americas top satellite provider! DIRECTV Plans starting at $29.99/mo for 12 months after instant rebate. Get the best in entertainment. 800-253-0519 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Furniture For Sale Din net set glass top with 4 swivel chairs $99, TV cabinet holds 42Flat screen $200, computer desk, mahogany color w/attach hutch $75, 3 bamboo bars stools (pd $150 ea) asking $50 ea, Glass top coffee table and lamp table $75, solid wood book case 56x 65$99.00 352-465-0839 DUNNELLON ESTATE SALE May 10 & Sat. 11th 9AM-4PM Tools, furniture, MISC Follow Balloons 19624 SW 79th Place Dunnellon The Woodlands Fri-Sat 9am-2pm 9450 SW 215th Ct Rd Off 102 St Rd INDUSTRIALSEWING MACHINE, Union Special, Style 63400A, Made in USA $130 OBO 352-489-0976 GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. May 11th 9a-5p Sun. May 12th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTYFAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Horse Quality HAY(352) 795-1906 100 Bales Pick-Up $4.50 200 Bales Pick Up $4.00 This Is Shamrock Hay Call Kristy 607-731-0543 BRING YOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL 55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent includes grass cutting and your water 1 Bedroom, 1 bath @$350 inc. H20 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 352-476-4964 For Details! BRING YOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL 55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent includes grass cutting and your water 1 Bedroom, 1 bath @$350 inc. H20 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 352-476-4964 For Details! INVERNESS 55+ park Enjoy the view! 2 bd, 1 bath Lot rent, car port, water, grass cutting included. Call 352-476-4964 for details Buy 1-3bd Homes From $1000/mo! PreForeclosured and Rent2OWN Homes! Bad Credit OK! Only 500 Credit Score Min! To learn more and access local listings call 1-866-955-0621 PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Auctions, Sealed Bid & Online w/ Bid Centers, Restaurant, Commercial Tracts, Luxury Homes and Land Lots, Lake Front Home, Town Homes, Duplex Lots & Residential Lots in NC, SC & VA, Auctions ending May 1st, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th & 30th, See Website for Sealed Bid & Bid Center Locations, NCAL3936, SCAL1684, VAAL580, www.ironhorse auction.com YACHTMAN1988 22 Pontoon Pontoon 22ft-40hp ELTO-Trailer-New Deck 2006-some new seats fully equipped-under cover 4,300.00 352.746.2621 BUY OR SELL AN RV ONLINE Visit RVT.com classifieds BEST RV Prices & Selection 65,000 RVs for Sale! By Owner and Dealer Listings www.RVT.com Toll-free 855-529-4767 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 DODGE 2006 Dakota Quad CAB ST4.7 Liter Magnum R V8 A.R.E. Cap, Hitch, 43,000 $9,700.00 352.746.2621 352.746.2621 OTHER continued from page 4 NEWS NOTE

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The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Bookstore, which is inside the library, is at 20351 Robinson Road, behind Sweetbay. There are novels, bios, cooking, gardening, inspirational, craft, 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 Bookstore, 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. Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 15 *MUST BE LOCAL, IN-COUNTY DELIVERY Call 489-2731 or visit us on the web www.riverlandnews.com Subscribe today! Take Your Pick 13 Weeks $ 10 00* Receive 1 Week FREE 26 Weeks $ 17 00* Receive 2 Weeks FREE 52 Weeks $ 28 00* Receive 4 Weeks FREE SERVING DUNNELLON AND RAINBOW SPRINGS Offer expires 5/19/13 000EKJU 000EQFP 000ETVC 000ENGW Puzzle answers on Page 5 Friends of the Library receive award Photo by Elena OMahoneyThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library honored the FriendsFive Volunteer Committee for its hard work and commitment to this fundraising program. Pictured, from left, are: Donna Pisano, Cheryl Murdock, Ginny Julavits, Barbara Caban and Dee Angleton. Not pictured is Donna Hancock. Friends of the Library Bookstore open SO YOU KNOWSubmit community news and photos to Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@riverland news.com or call 489-2731 for details. 000EVI3 O PEN H OUSE S UNDAY M AY 12 1-4 PM By Owner Pine Run 55+ Community 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, laminate floors. Newer roof & appliances. Very clean. Easy Move-in. Only $47,500. 9900 SW 102 Pl. Call Bill 352-615-3526 Directions: SW Hwy 200 to Pine Run entrance, pass guard house, on left at 102 Place.

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Cote Deonath poses with Michelle Leonard, who is part of the Krusaders Relay team. A group of about 80 Dunnellon area residents gathered Monday at Gruffs Restaurant for a Relay for Life benefit concert featuring local young Elvis Tribute Artist, Cote Deonath. The Krusaders team, led by Kaylie Leonard, 10, a student at Dr. N.H. Jones, raised $550 from the dinner and show along with another $100-plus selling stars the Krusaders will wear on their capes at Relay for Life on Friday at Dunnellon High School. Deonath did two sets with a costume change in the middle. His last set ended with an emotional rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water, which he dedicated to his grandmother, Jo Ellen Cote, who died in 2012 after her fourth bout with lung cancer. It was very hard to keep it together up there, Deonath said. When the song ended, the wall just caved in and the tears started to flow. Song for a Cure prepare for our performances. Then, please park in either parking lot and enter through the usual gate entrances. If you have a Romeo Concert Chorus fourthor fifthgrade student performing in this event, please ensure they arrive no later than 4:45 p.m. in concert dress code (bright blue Romeo T-shirt with white writing and full-length blue denim bottom). The final performance should end around 6:25, at which point chorus members will be dismissed to enjoy the science fair! Around the World!: A celebration of music from South Africa, China, Mexico, and the United States of America! will be presented by 100 fifthand fourthgrade students of the Romeo Concert Chorus at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday May 28, at the Romeo Cafetorium. This endof-the-year concert will feature our Romeo Concert Chorus performing cultural music from many countries around our world. Romeo Concert Chorus students should meet promptly at 5:45 p.m. in the music room in concert dress code (bright blue Romeo T-shirt with white writing and full-length blue denim bottom. More performances of Around the World! will be presented at 8:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. Thursday, May 30, during school. Romeo Concert Chorus students should also wear concert dress code to school on this day for our performance. As we head into summer, students remember to sing out loud, listen to all types of fun and beautiful music, and create music as much as possible! Parents and family please remember that none of this music is possible without full educational support of music as a core subject in our schools. Ceremonies slated Romeo students have every reason to celebrate as they receive their end of the year academic achievement awards as we celebrate their completion of a very successful year here at Romeo Elementary. We invite you to join us as we gather together with our students in the Romeo Cafeteria on the days scheduled below for each grade levels scheduled date and time for their special awards ceremony. We look forward to sharing this momentous occasion with you. Kindergarten 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 3. First Grade 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 4. Second Grade 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4. Third Grade 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5. Fourth Grade 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5. Fifth Grade 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 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 000EV9D Happy 90th Birthday ELAINE LOWE May 12 May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart. Love you, Maureen, Denis & Kathy, David & Claudia 000ESXW 000EN7O 000ET2X CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING G ET A H EAD S TART O N S PRING C LEANING C ALL T ODAY Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 25 Years Carpet Cleaning Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 $ 18 Per Room 3 room minimum Schedule of Events 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today Family Game Night in the Cafeteria. Friday Progress Reports released. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16 Science Fair in the Cafeteria. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20 The Seeds of Character Show in the Cafeteria. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 Romeo Chorus Concert in the Cafeteria. 8:15 to 10:45 p.m. Friday, May 31 Field Day, kindergarten through second grade; 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Field Day, grades three through five. Romeo Elementary School Third Quarter Honor Roll All As Third Grade: Andrea Abbott, Caleb Beville, Kennedy Brown, Gissell Cardoso-Leanos, Natalie Carter, Dylan Evans, Anaya Ferrell, Hailey Grossi, Chandler Hiers, Stephani Hurd, Delaney LaMon, Kasey Lemanski, Madelyn Marinacci, Cadence McNelly, Peter Reich, Cynthia Saldana, Joshua Conner Slemp, Miranda Snyder, Jazmine Stapleton, Jasmine Torres, Bethany Vaughn and Jordan Vining. Fourth Grade: Jhony Castro, Teegan Eversole, Kevin Ferrell, Chad Holland, Calista Neal, Ashleigh Palmer and Erik Romero. Fifth Grade: Samantha Bagdanovich, Lily Cabrera, Samantha Chamberlain, Keziah Crespo, Cassandra Damien, Alianna LaCombe, Diana Hernandez, Joselin Hernandez Lopez, Faith McNelly, Kaylie Rodriguez and Christopher Tourne. A/B Third Grade: Josue Alvarado, Sully Anderson, Jorge Aragon, Benjamin Brewster, Blake Bussiere, Saul Chacon-Castaneda, Aisling ChicoGarcia, Dalton Coleman, Darrien Decker, Alejandra DesiderioRamirez, Desting Gonzalez, Alexis Hiers, Julian Long, Victor Martinez, Angela Melendez, Kayla Messer, Megan Mills Ajello, Anibal Munoz, Michael Noel, Solia Palomo-Melendrez, Logan Minkema, Brian Miranda-Gonzalez, Victoria Peterson, Giselle Pineda, Hannah Romine, Lucas Rowell, Hannah Slack, Katelyn Thigpen, Cyrous Thornton and Joel Vazquez. Fourth Grade: Alexis Appleby, Manuel Betancourt, Victoria Bischof, Heavenly Bowman, Haleigh Bourgeois, Avery Braden, Jarhett Bradham, Samantha Carnecchia, Madison Crosby, Jade Deonath, Jonas Duncan, Melody Dunne, Christian Duran, Jacqueline Enriquez, Elias Erickson, Erik Garratt, Morgan Heil, Cesar Hernandez, Valeria Hernandez, Jacqueline Jurado, Aaron LeBlanc, Jacqueline Lemanski, Marisol Magana Lugo Aguirre, Gabriel Martinez, Preston Tyler Mills, Jake Newman, Michael Obear, Chase Parsons, Nick Place, Jamiya Reeves, Michael Rey, Aaron Robinson, Onesti Ryan, Angel Sagastume, Taylor Steward, Madison Thigpen, Nick Trujillo-Munoz, Anthony Valez, Eli Watson, Billie Weidman and Sam Wryals. Fifth Grade: Ally Baillargeon, Joseph Brewster, Hannah Cardin, Anthony Clark, Katelynn Clarke, Tiffany Clarke, Madison Collins, Paris Cousins, Autumn Crouch, Victor Davila, Barry Duncan, Wanya Epps, Pedro Hernandez, Natalee Horton, Haley Ladeau, Xavier Long, Anahi Martinez-Jurado, Madison Miguel, Janet Miranda, Phillip Morgan, Sandro Munoz, Gabrielle Munro, Sherell Outar, Sol Palomo Melendrez, Amber Quinn, Jamie Pena Munoz, Emanuel Ramon, Kenneth Richardson, Gabriel Rodriguez, Samson Shepard, Joshua Thomas, Javier Torres, Arturo Trejo Antonio and Gabriel Washburn. HONOR ROLL R OM E O continued from page 11 JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News



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Thursday, May 9, 2013 Vol 31 No. 29 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING 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.Dunnellon Garden Club to meetThe Dunnellon Garden Club will host its last meeting of the season at noon Thursday, May 16, at the Dunnellon Womens Club, 1736 Cedar St. The group will not have a guest speaker, but will host its annual Chinese Auction after the general meeting and luncheon. Members are asked to bring a new or gently used item to be auctioned. For information, call Pam Ricker 489-3545.Kiwanis Club golf tourney scheduledThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will host its annual golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. Entry fee is $50 per player; however, if youre a member of Rainbow Springs, the cost is $30. Entry fees include carts, green fees, range balls, lunch and awards. Prizes will be given for closest to the pin on all par 3s as well as straightest drive. For information or to sign up, call Mike Pontius at 465-0310, Erin Widegren at 4892656 or Ellie Pollock at 465-6803. County Town Hall a hit with residents Marion County Commissioners rolled into the Dunnellon Public Library on Friday as a part of their new initiative to discuss issues with constituents. If future meetings are just as well received, the County Commission is likely to receive strong support for voters, at least those in the Dunnellon area. Expecting to hear about issues regarding the citys current fiscal woes, utility surcharges and potential repeals of river corridor protection ordinances, county officials didnt hear a peep about it. I was expecting to walk into a land mine field, said Roger Nechtel, a former Rainbow Springs resident who moved to Summerfield in the past year. I thought today was productive and informative. Informative indeed as county officials were able to boost about tax-saving measures theyve implanted with adding solar Kathy Bryant Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsABOVE: A construction worker with Genesis Construction helps secure the 118-y ear-old bell removed Friday from the bell tower at Dunnellon Prsbyterian Church. The bell tower has also been removed and will be updated. The renovation project is expected to be completed in June. BOTTOM: A worker gives a boom crane operator hand signals prior to remo ving the top of the bell tower. Riverland News file photoParticipants in the 2012 Rainbow River Cleanup look over a pile of debris, which included tires, after items were brought ashore to be taken to the county dump. This years event will be May 18. Conservation group plans annual river cleanup Believe it or not, everything, including the kitchen sink, has been pulled out of the Rainbow River in the past 30 years during efforts to keep the river clean. The Rainbow River Conservation Inc. (RRC) has been the sponsor of this annual cleanup since 1980. Last year, we found a 40-year-old tire with the white wall, said Jerry Rogers, vice president of the RRC and chairman of the cleanup for the past 15 years. We usually find tires, 55-gallon drums and cement blocks with the rope still attached that locals had used for anchors. Some of the most unusual things we have found were a bikini bottom, false teeth and a lottery ticket. The Rainbow River Spring CleanUp will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18. Volunteers will meet at the Rio Vista Beach Park, just north of Dunnellon and will be assigned to work at different sections of the river. The Marion County Sheriffs Underwater Recovery Team will be Churchs bell tower dismantledLook, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings. Zuzu Bailey, Its a Wonderful Life.While the bell at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church wont be ringing for the next few months, that doesnt mean angels wont be getting their wings. And the reason the 100-plus-year-old bell wont be chiming throughout the community is because the decades-old church is undergoing renovations, especially to the bell tower. Built in 1895, the tower hasnt undergone a renovation church facilities were expanded in 1993 since it was first built, making it one of the oldest, if not the oldest original church structures, in Dunnellon. Tearing down the original structure and removing the bell for repairs wasnt a fly-by night decision either, but it was a necessity, said Robert Brady, who is not only the lead engineer on the project but a longtime member of Dunnellon Presbyterian Church. Brady was first approached by the Rev. Jeffrey Welch a year ago about conducting a structural test of the bell tower. A forensic investigation revealed termite damage as well as wood rot from years of rainfall seeping through the top of the 118-year-old structure, Brady said. It took about two months to collect all of the data, he said. Brady presented First lap at 6Cancer doesnt take a break, and neither do those at the American Cancer Society when it comes to hosting the annual Dunnellon Relay for Life. Despite some setbacks and recent musings about the event and the recent loss of Diana Schwartz, the community representative for the Marion County branch of the American Cancer Society, this years Relay for Life is slated to begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Dunnellon High School with opening festivities. We dont cancel our events, said Jennifer McKathan, the executive director for the American Cancer Society of Marion County unit. There is a lot of planning that goes on throughout the year and a lot of hard work. This is important for the community. For all of those who are participating, our sponsors, this is important and its still going on. Festivities will begin with the traditional Survivors Lap at 6 p.m., followed by the Survivors Dinner at 6:30 on the field. This years dinner will once again be catered by Gruffs Tap & Grille. Not only will participants walk their laps in hopes their donations will help find a cure for cancer to stomp out the dreaded disease, but McKathan said therell also be plenty of entertainment and games throughout the 18-hour event. Unlike in years past when the Relay was dedicated to a loved one who succumbed to cancer, McKathan said this years committee chose a different route for the dedication. They chose to not just honor one person, but all cancer survivors and to those who have lost loved ones, she explained, noting the traditional luminary ceremony will start at approximately 9 p.m. We cannot let people down, McKathan said. This event means a lot to so many. For information, call the American Cancer at 352-629-4727, ext. 5822, or email Jennifer.mckathan@ cancer.org. Relay starts Friday Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See BELL page 7 Yearly event slated for Saturday, May 18 AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See CLEANUP page 3 Commission tells of successes, hints at future of Silver Springs JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TOWN page 3

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Rainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a high-paced volunteer position that will assist visitors and the park. If you think you would like to start training to become a volunteer toll booth attendant, or other various positions, contact Nicky Aiken at Nicky.Aiken@dep. state.fl.us or call 465-8539. This job requires volunteers to work on a schedule that can be flexible, take toll collections, run a register, assist with phone calls and reservations, listen and respond to radio communications, answer basic visitor questions, and have a positive attitude. Toll booth attendant volunteers are asked to volunteer a minimum of four hours and must be in uniform. The toll booth is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily. The Concession Stand at Rainbow Springs State Park, run by the Friends of Rainbow Springs and volunteers, is in need of volunteers, especially on weekends. The hours of operation are currently from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested volunteers would receive training and work twoor four-hour shifts. Volunteers will need to fill out a volunteer applications. If interested contact Joe at 522-0396 and make sure to leave your name and number. Residents of the city of Dunnellon and the surrounding area are cordially invited to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony and Picnic at Wall Rives Post No. 58, beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Post Meeting Hall at 10730 U.S. 41. A complete schedule of events is planned and will culminate at noon. Immediately following the ceremony, we will have a traditional Memorial Day hot dog picnic, complete with beans, coleslaw, potato salad and soft drinks. Dessert will be a special Memorial Day cake. Also, on Saturday, May 25, the American Legion Post will participate in its annual event of placing flags on all Veteran graves at both cemeteries in Dunnellon. If anyone wishes to help with placing flags, be at the Post Hall at 10730 U.S. 41 no later than 8:30 a.m. to carpool to the cemetery sites. Flags will be supplied. For information, call 489-4453. River Watch Program seeks volunteersThe Rainbow River Watch Program will start another season this spring and its duties are expanding, requiring additional personnel. The Marion County Sheriffs Office is seeking more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. As volunteers, you will go out on patrol, in a sheriffs boat, and assist tubers, swimmers and other boaters with any problems they may encounter. All volunteers will receive the necessary training to be qualified in all aspects pertaining to water patrols. For information, call the Dunnellon District Sheriffs Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 402-6050.Center raising money for ultrasound machineThe 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.Kiwanis changes meeting placeThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will begin meeting at Carmelas Restaurant at 8 a.m. Wednesdays for its weekly meetings and breakfast. However, on the third Wednesday monthly, the club will continue meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. Contact Ellie Pollock at 465-6803 for information or a reservation by the previous Tuesday weekly.Vendors sought for flea marketThe Ocala 200 Lions Club will have a yard sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot. The public is invited to rent a space for $15, bring your own table. All monies generated from this event will, as always, be used for local community projects. For information or to rent a space, call Bob Melnick at 352-816-2730.Knights plan Luau DinnerThe Knights of Columbus will host a Luau Dinner Dance at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church parish hall. Entertainment will be provided by Joe Koos with dancing until 10 p.m. Happy Hour will be from 5:30 to 6:30 with a cash bar. Dinner will be served at 6:30. Tickets are $15 per person and are available from a Knight or the church office. There will be door prizes, 50/50 raffles and a basket raffle. For tickets or to RSVP, call 489-6221. Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St, Dunnellon is a drop-off point for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots drive as well as a dropoff location for food donations for Food 4 Kids Inc., which provides backpacks full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area. For information, call 465-3666.American Legion activities plannedAmerican 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.Voter registration drive scheduledThe Citizens Alliance Network of Dunnellon Outreach will conduct a voter registration drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 1, for residents who have not yet registered. The group will meet across the street from Grumbles House in the Historic District. For information, email Jon Brainard at jonbrainard@gmail. com.Penno VFW Post schedules eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 hot dogs are available for lunch on those days. Plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. 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Bibs made by Gladys Murphy of Post No. 58 were given to Haven House for distribution as needed. Donated magazines were also distributed among the veterans. Pictured, standing from left, are: Gladys Murphy, Post No. 58; Bob Anderson, Post No. 58; Eugene Thomas Post No. 58; James Varney, U.S., served in Vietnam for three years; Tammy Shepherd activity director at Haven House; Amanda Ortiz, administrator at Haven House; Peggy (Ripley) Miller, administration at Haven House; seated, Louise James, U.S. Nurse Corp, World War II; Bob Holmes, U.S. Air Force, Korea; and Alfred Everett, Canadian Air Force, 1941 to 1951. Special to the Riverland News Memorial Day ceremony slated ABOVE: Veteran Bob Holmes shows off his lap quilt. LEFT: Murphy models a bib donated b y Post No. 58. Special to the Riverland News State park in need of volunteers Special to the Riverland News

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County to host weekly farmers market Marion County is bringing back its weekly Friday farmers market and is looking for additional vendors. The Health Happens Farmers Market will be from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays at the McPherson Governmental Complex field at 601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The market will run through late December. For information, call Wellness Coordinator Brittney Bruner at 352-438-2360 or email wellness@marion countyfl.org. New civic group seeks membersThe Citizens Alliance Network for Dunnellon Outreach, a forward-looking alliance formed in November 2012 in hopes of engaging citizens in the civic and political processes, is seeking new members. For information, email Todd at estrus 97185@mypacks.net or call Jonathan at 4074918158, or Patricia at 352-465-5523.Writers Group meets monthlyThe Writers Group of Central Florida (Dunnellon), a new group open to all writers, will meet at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly at the Dunnellon Public Library. For information, email wgdunnellon@ yahoo.com.TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For information, call 465-5807. panels at the Marion County Jail as well as the construction of a natural gas refueling station. Commissioner Stan McClain touted how the installation of solar panels cost the county about $4.2 million; however, officials noted doing so has saved taxpayers approximately $350,000 per month on heating costs at the jail. The project was completed about 18 months ago, and has paid for itself with the savings in that time, McClain said. Commissioners also noted when the economy soured, property taxes dropped considerably while the unemployment rate skyrocketed to one of the worst, not only in the state, but in the nation. However, unemployment figures have dropped dramatically, officials said, and could dip even more with the addition of a new FedEx Ground Shipping facility that could open sometime in 2014. When the new facility opens, FedEx will have credited more than 100 new jobs with an average median pay of more than $32,000. In doing so, the county offered several incentives to FedEx, but those will be paid out over a long period of time, not in one lump sum, County Administrator Dr. Lee Nibblock explained. The Commission also touted the recent state takeover of Silver Springs, which officially takes effect Oct. 1. McClain, who had long spearheaded a campaign to bring the property under government control said plans are to bring the once pristine springhead back to its natural beauty. We will start with meetings to develop a plan to restore that area, he said. Its going to take time and a lot of planning. Commissioners noted the importance of the countys natural resources and know the benefits of a healthy ecosystem if officials are to push ecotourism countywide. We want to make sure we push a conservation effort into those things, said Chairwoman Kathy Bryant, the District 2 Commissioner whose area includes Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs. Not everything discussed was pleasant as Mayor Nathan Whitt discussed the issue of the countys plan to potentially cut the five municipalities share of the gas tax. He, again, pushed the Commission to take a do no harm approach and offered up another formula. Though the five municipalities would still lose revenue, the losses wouldnt be completely devastating to those cities. I feel like were beating a dead horse, again, Whitt said. Commissioner Carl Zalack said as it stands 90 percent of the roads throughout the county are maintained by the county. The current shared gas tax the county receives is slightly more than 70 percent. Under the proposed plan to use the default formula, the county would receive 80 percent of the gas taxes. Right now, we are operating at a 20 percent deficit, he said. Even with the new formula, wed be operating at a 10 percent deficit to make you all whole. How much of the gas tax do you think you deserve? The meeting certainly ended on a positive note. Dunnellon resident Evelyn Pelton pitched a plan to commissioners to aid in restoring the old submarines at Rainbow Springs State Park, sharing her personal tale of when her late husband courted her at the state park. She offered to coordinate a 5k walk as a fundraiser if the county could find a grant and help apply for it. Commissioners seemed enthusiastic about the idea and told her they would discuss it at future meetings. If you could bring back my beloved sub, Id be even more grateful than I am right now, Pelton said, noting she would celebrate her 82nd birthday May 4. The crowd as well as several commissioners prodded Bryant to sing happy birthday to Pelton. Im not doing it by myself, but everybody is going to sing, Bryant said as the crowd and other officials sang happy birthday to a delighted Pelton. Bryant thanked citizens for coming out to hear about progress being made countywide as well as for sharing ideas of their own. Absolutely, this was a great meeting, Bryant said afterward. It was very positive and I think the Commission enjoyed it as much as the residents. Were looking forward to coming back here and doing it again. I cannot thank the community enough for coming out and supporting this. It was great. there to assist and the Marion County Parks Department will let volunteers use the canoes and have free entry to the KP Hole Park if they participate in the recovery of debris, according to Rogers. We cant clean from the shore because there isnt any public access, Rogers said. We have scuba divers pick up things underwater. The boats, kayaks and canoes get the side of the river for things like plastic and Styrofoam cups that get in the grass and just stay there. After a couple of hours of scouring the river for unwanted items, the volunteers will be treated to a lunch of hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, cookies and drinks. Also Rogers wife, Faye, is cooking chili to put on the hot dogs. While enjoying lunch, participants will be notified if they won a prize in one of six categories, including the biggest item, most unusual item or largest amount of trash collected by an individual. After all the trash is collected, Rogers takes everything to the dump in his utility trailer with the assistance of his nephew, Steve Cook. The goal is to clean up and get rid of the debris that an unthinking person may have thrown from their boat or items that just blow into the river, said Paul Marraffino, an RRC member for eight years and their photographer. This is a fun event for everyone of all ages and the river benefits. For information or to volunteer, call Rogers at 489-4648.Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at Augie@ ThingsinTown.com. Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 3 000EQFF 000EQU5 000EPYF $ 2 0 00 The Original SUMMERTIME PLAYCAR D On Sale Now On Sale Now Purchase Your Card At One Of These Fine Courses Or Call For Further Details. Card Valid May 1 October 31, 2013 Plus Tax Pay $20.0 0 For Your Playcard & Receive 20 ROUNDS OF GOLF As Low As ONLY $22.00 *Plus tax. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 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 Writer agrees with editor, red-light cameras must goI agree with Jeff Bryan about getting rid of the red-light cameras. I have written before about re-routing my shopping habits to avoid them. Now that I have had to retire early due to health issues, my personal income is less than $500 per month. That means I am way less likely to drive through Dunnellon due to fear of either stomping on the brakes and getting rear-ended or having to spend the time and money going to court for turning right at Walmart after stopping before the light. I have seen the light flash for those turns several times. I dont trust them. It is time for the City Council to listen to the people. Period. L. Bairunas Viock,DunnellonLetter writer wonders why right choices arent being madeOccams razor says the simplest answer after all else is ruled out is usually the right one. Despite that, many choose the harder and more complicated way of doing things instead. Take the recent decision by Dunnellon City Council to repeal the River Corridor Protection Ordinance rather than merely fixing it. Both sides agree it needs tweaking. Fixing would be a whole lot easier, cheaper and more efficient than repealing and starting from scratch. But this letter isnt about that issue. Many people see conservationists, who want to protect and preserve natural resources, and business people who want to exploit them for ecotourism dollars, as having mutually exclusive agendas. Thats not necessarily so. Many wear both hats comfortably. Without the Rainbow and Withlacoochee Rivers, River City might be little more than a wide stop in the road on the way from Ocala to Crystal River and the Gulf. Many folks live here because of those rivers, the tree-laden ambience, wildlife and relatively peaceful lifestyle, recent Dunnellon city council workshops notwithstanding. Locals dont necessarily want to see that change either except for the workshops thing. They do want to see the area Chamber rebuttal rings hollow Chamber thanks businesses, supporters of BoomtownThe Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers, sponsors, businesses, entertainers and organizations that helped make our Boomtown Days event a success. This event would not be possible without the help and support of these dedicated people. A special thank you Chief Joanne Black and the Dunnellon Police Department for their support and help throughout the festival. Thank you also to the Riverland News for the great press coverage of Boomtown festivities. A large part of the Chambers continued success is through the commitment of businesses and organizations such as these. Check out the Chamber website www.dunnellonchamber. com for a list of event sponsors, prize sponsors, those that donated gifts for Boomtown raffle, our awesome gatekeepers and volunteers who gave up personal time to help make Boomtown a success. Beverly Leisure, Executive Director, Dunnellon Chamber of CommerceCommunity response at fundraiser overwhelmingDear Friends, I have often referred to Dunnellon as the community with a heart because of the kindness, compassion, generosity and friendship that is shown daily in this treasure of a town. I have been blessed with moving with my children to this area in 1998, and from the very first moment we were warmly welcomed and received. This past weekend I was astonished once again at how much kindness, compassion, generosity and friendship was exhibited to me at the Kentucky Derby party fundraiser for my medical expenses at Abigails. I cannot thank everyone enough for how amazing it was for me to walk in and see a packed house filled with friends, neighbors, former coworkers and strangers who came to show their support. What also was amazing to me was the support that was given in donations, door prizes and the gorgeous auction items. My sincere gratitude cannot express adequately how touched I am at this show of support and love. I have no way of thanking each of you personally who donated money, bought tickets, purchased hats, shared the event, attended the event, bought or participated in the auction for your kindness and generosity. Please know that I am eternally grateful. I would like to thank our hostess, Christina Fernandez, and the team at Abigails Caf, which included her son who traveled from Tampa and his friends, for their hospitality, time and talent of cooking the delicious barbecue for folks to enjoy. I truly appreciate your love, hard work and kindness. I would like to thank my dear friends at the Dunnellon Police Department who helped before, OPINIONS INVITEDThe opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. THE OTHER GUY LETTERS THANK YOU LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL My mother is a pretty tough cookie. In fact, shes one of the toughest people I know although she only stands 4 feet, 11 inches and weighs a little more than 100 pounds. Case in point, at the age of 80, she went full force ahead and had bunion surgery on both feet. The doctor had warned repeatedly of the pain that she would experience for weeks to come especially at her age. As my dad and I entered the recovery room after the operation, gingerly tiptoeing in, not knowing what to expect, we were more than surprised to find my mom sitting up asking for something to eat. Im starving, she told the nurse, who obliged her with some peanut butter crackers. For the next five weeks, she was on bed rest but only physically. Mentally she was up and about taking care of all her normal chores. Miraculously, not only did she never complain of pain, but she also didnt take the pain pills the doctor had prescribed. Knowing myself, I would be milking it for all its worth and then some, I was truly amazed by her recovery. Im sure my dad needed more rest than she did even though she was the one who had undergone the procedure. But we all know women are much stronger than men, the majority of the time anyway. Likewise when she and my dad had to cut a vacation to New Orleans short years ago and come home due to some complications my mother was having, she faced the problem and dealt with it. Once again, I never heard her complain that her vacation had been ruined or that the things she was going through were too much to handle. On more than one occasion my mother has truly amazed me. When faced with adversity she always pulls through. And this trait has been with her for most of her life. As a child she had rheumatic fever and was not expected to live to a ripe old age. Well, she sure showed them. Although I will not go into detail about her childbearing years, suffice it to say it was something that many could not have endured. Due to a doctors negligent act, my mother suffered in a way that nobody should have to, for many years. Yet, it was with grace and dignity that she decided to have a second and third child, even though Mom has always been one very tough cookie Icouldnt help but chuckle, before scratching my head in absolute befuddlement at a Letter to the Editor, which appears in todays edition. The letter in question comes from the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, more specifically it was written by members of the Boomtown Committee which offered a rebuttal to a letter penned by former editor Michel Northsea. Two weeks ago, Northsea offered a critique, if you will, of how officials cordoned off the Historic District for Boomtown Days Dunnellon with a massive amount of yellow tape. The letter wasnt scathing, more suggestive, or critical, in tone. The Boomtown Planning Committee, in its response, stated: We want to have a great community event and bring visitors to Dunnellon, but not at the expense of causing problems within the business community. We love and support our Dunnellon businesses and want to work with them not against. While I admire the Chamber for defending its decision, its odd that any specific group from the Chamber of Commerce would offer a rebuttal of any criticism leveled at it by residents, or former Chamber board members. Because for nearly the past three years, nothing else has seemed to bother the Chambers Board of Directors. Perhaps its because the times I have believed Chamber officials would step up and speak out, they didnt. So why pick now as a time to speak out against criticism? Frankly, if the Chamber does want a great community in which it loves and supports our Dunnellon businesses and wants to work with them, not against them, then why is it, the Chamber, more specifically, the Board of Directors remained silent on several issues that have done more harm than good. Case in point would be three specific examples, all of which have and will continue to have a negative impact on local businesses. Point No. 1 the City Councils decision two-and-ahalf years ago to implement red-light cameras at three of the citys main intersections. Business leaders as well as residents spoke out against the devices saying they were detrimental to the small-business owners in the community. No member of the Board of Directors spoke out against it. In their letter, the organizers of Boomtown stated: We want to have a great community event and bring visitors to Dunnellon, but not at the expense of causing problems See LETTERS page 9 See THANK page 5 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 14 See JERSEY page 5

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she could have been putting her own life in danger. Her dream was to be a mother and have a houseful of children and that was her greatest pleasure. I know many of you think you have the best mother in the world but believe me, mine is right up there with yours. Shes always there, no matter what, shes never too busy or too tired for her family. Even when I tell her the deepest and darkest of secrets, she handles it and reacts as if it is no big deal. Ive been graced with her strength. When faced with a problem, Ive learned to justify it in my mind and put it in its place. What a huge bonus that has been. Its no secret that my mom and I talk on the phone at least two or three times a day, and many times were dialing each others numbers at the same exact time. Were very much in synch that way. It used to be me calling to ask her advice or details on a recipe. Now many times its her calling me for the same reasons. I like that I usually have the answer shes looking for. No doubt I get my sensitivity from my father, but the strength and endurance I get from my mom. I am thankful for the house I live in, the food in my refrigerator, the car I drive and the job that helps supply these things. I am thankful that I have such a happy life. However, the thing I am most thankful for each and every day is that I can pick up the phone and call my mom any time of the day or night and she will answer. during and after the event to help make this a success. I am grateful to Darlene Parker for helping collect the auction items, conducting our live auction, and helping organize the festivities during the event. Thank you also to Officer Carolina Rolfes, Debra Anthony and Mary Edmundson for their hard work leading up to and during the event. Thank you to Chief Joanne Black who worked tirelessly before, during and after the event to make sure it was a success. Thank you to Lt. Sue Webb who successfully organized the arrival of the infamous Madam Equifina, who did a stellar job at her first live appearance as a fortuneteller. Everyone who had the opportunity for her to read them using ordinary GO FISH cards were delighted with their fortune and experience. Thank you to Deana Miley, Kathleen Scott, Linda Bond, Joey Weisbaum, Samantha Hannigan, Tracy Anthony, Pastor Ed Anthony and anyone else I may have missed who assisted in setup, serving drinks and/or food, clearing tables, assisting with the auction items or anywhere else that was needed. Thank you to the many ladies and even a gentleman who came out to make the Derby hats before the event. A big thank you to Christina Fernandez for allowing us to use Abigails in the evening to decorate the hats; Nancy Myers for graciously donating flowers for the hats; and all of the creators, Sue LaVac, Darlene Parker, Sue Webb, Joanne Black, Donna Lipke, Linda Bond, Alexis Williams, Mike Anger, Mary Edmundson, Deana Miley, Vera Smallridge, Debra Galeazzi and Linda Stilson. A big thank you to Repeat Boutique for sharing their beautiful dresses with us, they were beautiful. Thank you to Steve Tyree for helping us with Derby race games and getting everyone excited about choosing which horse would win. Lastly, I would like to thank all of the companies and people who shared their talents or treasures with us for the auction and door prizes: Seven Sisters Inn, Creations by Clovis, My Old New Chair, Grumbles House, Curt Bond Signs, Frank Strobl, Dunkin Donuts, NdArtemis, Blue Gator, Fire Chief Joe Campfield, Always Something, Millers Soap Time, Electric Beach, Dunnellon Mulch and Stone, A to Z Liquors, Thor and Fran Siegfried, Simply Seafood, Paul Brent, Patsy and Co Hair Salon and Shirt Solutions. Thank you to the Riverland News and the Village Crier for their coverage of the event prior. Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who posted the fliers, sold tickets, and shared the information on Facebook or with friends or neighbors to help make this such a success! I am humbly grateful for this exhibition of support and love! Charlene Williams,DunnellonCommunity supportive of Williams fundraiserI am grateful to the many supporters and contributors who helped make the second annual Kentucky Derby Party fundraising event such an overwhelming success. This year, the event was brought together to help Charlene Williams, a local resident and huge community supporter, who was diagnosed with a kidney disease early this year. Williams is loved by so many, and this fundraising event was nothing short of the support the community has for such an amazing and inspiring person. The evening began as numerous people began to stream into Abigails Caf, wearing everything from evening gowns to traditional Kentucky Derby style attire. Specialty hats made by local artists The Mad Hatter Sisters adorned the heads of several throughout Abigails Caf. Barbecue chicken and rib dinners were pre-sold prior to the event, but that did not stop the massive amount of people who stopped in to pick up orders to go and didnt mind standing in line. One guest said: Its well worth the wait for such an outstanding person as Charlene. After the official Derby race ended and the lucky winner was announced, a live auction was held. Guests were able to acquire some very nice items, which were donated by the community. All proceeds raised during the evening will benefit Williams and her battle with kidney disease, medical expenses and move forward for a kidney transplant. Williams was terminated from her employment at Cadence Bank and lost her medical insurance because of this. I appreciate and thank the following sponsors who assisted and partnered with the police department for the party: Abigails Caf, Repeat Boutique, Shirt Solutions, Seven Sisters Inn, Creations by Clovis, My Old New Chair, Grumbles House, Curt Bond Signs, Frank Strobl, Dunkin Donuts, NdtArtemis, Blue Gator, Fire Chief Joe Campfield, Always Something, Millers Soap time, Electric Beach, Dunnellon Mulch and Stone, A to Z Liquor, The Riverland News, Thor and Fran Siegfried, Pastor Ed Anthony, Christine Fernandez and family, Simply Seafood, Paul Brent, Cadence Bank, Patsy and Co. Hair Salon, Tuner House Florist and The Village Crier. The overwhelming support for Charlene was beyond words. I would also like to give a heartfelt thank you to my dedicated police officers, staff and all the volunteers for helping wherever needed to make this event such a success. Chief Joanne M. Black,Dunnellon Police DepartmentRiverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 5 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000ERQM TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR Cant Afford Lawn Spray? THINK AGAIN! 1/3 Acre $ 60 00 Lawn & Bushes for Chinch Bugs, Ants, Brown Spots, Webworm, Fungus, Weed Control & Black Grasshoppers. No Contracts Required. Tickets available Now at www.walkerfest.org All proceeds benefit local charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Wounded Warriors & United Way Advanced Purchase $20 bleacher $35 infield (Bring your own chair) $75 VIP (w/food & drink) (Reserved Seating) Day of Event $45 bleacher/field Based on availability $75 VIP (w/food & drink) Friday, June 21st, Gates Open at 5:00 PM Citrus County Speedway Inverness, FL 000ELJK 000ESIU Join us at the Dunnellon R ELAY FOR L IFE Register as a survivor at www.relayforlife.org/dunnellongfl or contact our local office at 352-629-4727 May 10 & 11, 2013 Dunnellon High School ~ Fun Starts at 6:00 pm and goes all night! Together we can make a difference! Special Thanks to our sponsors: Faxing Copies B&W & Color Notary UPS FedEx Embroidery We gladly accept prepaid UPS & Fedex Boxes 11150 N. Williams St. Suite 108, Dunnellon 465-7442 UPS Fedex 000EUR9 000ESD2 11371 N. Williams St. Suite 1 Dunnellon (352) 465-1188 11371 N. Williams St. 11371 N. Williams St. Suite 1 Dunnellon Suite 1 Dunnellon (352) 465-1188 (352) 465-1188 Shampoo & Cuts starting as low as $ 16.00 Come in and meet our Professional Stylists: Terry, Tabitha, Lori, Debbie & Ron Happy Mothers Day! 000EQU3 THANK continued from page 4 J ERSEY continued from page 4 Solution to puzzle on Page 15

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AA group meets at Baptist churchLight in Dark Places, an 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 352-476-2819 or email fendryck@ tampabay.rr.com.Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-MeNot Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. Trained volunteers provide activities and refreshments. For information, call Grace Burks at 489-2580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963. Community Chorale in need of membersThe Dunnellon Community Chorale is looking for singers for all vocal parts. All rehearsals will be at 3 p.m. Mondays at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church under the direction of Christine Jones-Woods. For information, call 489-2682.Church schedules flea market May 18The Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host its semiannual flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Father Stegeman Hall. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. For information, call 489-5954.Church to host womens retreatSt. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Womens Emmaus Retreat on May 24 to 26. All women seeking spiritual renewal are invited to attend. For information, call the church office at 489-3166 or email mail@stjohncc.com. In growing up one of the outstanding things in my relationship with my mother had to do with her memory. She could remember everything. All I had to do was ask dear old mom and she knew the answer. She knew everything. No matter the topic, she had an opinion about it, which truly amazed me as a young person. Before I went to school, my mother was my entire world. From the time I got up in the morning until she tucked me in bed at night, she was the master of my world. Whatever I could do, she was the one who allowed me to do it. Looking back, I can remember when my father got home from work in the evening he gave my mother a little break from looking after me and my brother and sister. If memory serves me correctly, my father watched us by lying on the couch snoring. I never could figure out how he could do that but it was his way of watching us and helping mom. As a young person, anything I wanted I had to requisition from dear old mom. The thing that always amazed me was that she always had what I needed. I have often wondered how she could do that. But then, she was mom. My weekly allowance came from my mother. It took me a long time to realize the money for my allowance came from my father. I always believed mom had all the money there was. I remember coming home from the second grade with homework to do that just baffled me. All I had to do was ask mom and she could explain it to me like nobody else could. Mothers are like that. They know everything and remember everything. What my mother knew only my mother could know. It was as if she could read my mind. It was as if she had eyes in the back of her head. It was so bad that I could not get away with anything. Believe me; I tried very hard to get away with something. For some reason my mother knew what I was going to do days before I actually thought about doing it. I am not sure who is credited with designing the first memory board for computers, but I know who designed the memory board for people. I firmly believe that mothers were the first computer designed and wired by God. Why in the world do you think they call it the motherboard? It is6 Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 Attend the worship service of your choice... 000ERIW 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 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 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 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 000ETVE 000ER3K DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000EUUE 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 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 000ETVF Do you have the right insurance coverage? CENTRAL RIDGE INSURERS, LLC 2535 N. Reston Terr., Hernando, FL (Next to Village Services on 486) Call Your Local Team Of Experts For A Free Analysis And Estimate! 352-527-0110 Home Auto Business Financial Services 000EUMA 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 Oh for a memory like dear old momsOUT TO PASTOR See PASTOR page 7 CHURCH NEWS Rev. James Snyder Resident recuperating from fall Special to the Riverland NewsAlice Powell, a beloved Dunnellon rose, was found sunning recently in the Palm Gardens Rose Garden in Ocala. Powell, a resident for 89 years in Dunnellon, said to tell all of her friends that shell be home soon. Powell has been recuperating from a fall at her home on Illinois Street. SUPPORT GROUPS

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his findings to the Rev. Welch and church board members, who then began the process of formulating a series of proposals to present to the congregation in October, the Rev. Welch explained. Five proposals were presented to church members, including a plan to build a new, modern, up-to-date facility or renovate the current structure to meet current state codes, the Rev. Welch explained. The congregation overwhelmingly chose to renovate, the Rev. Welch said, because of the historic value of the building. Once the plan was formally adopted, church members set their sights on raising the necessary funds to complete the project. All told, the congregation raised $400,000 to see the project come to fruition. Members of the church gathered Friday afternoon to watch as a construction crew began the process of demolishing the current bell tower. As the top was removed and lowered onto a trash Dumpster, churchgoers marveled at the size of the structure. A short while later, after most of the crowd had dispersed, the crew removed the original bell, lowering it safely to the trailer of a nearby boom truck. Even members of the construction marveled at the condition of the bell, though it had showed signs of aging. The bell will be refurbished and reinstalled in the new bell tower set to be erected in the coming months. The new tower will have metal support beams to meet current state codes, Brady explained, but the bell will be placed on wooden support beams to keep the sound as close to the original sound as possible. The sound wont be exactly the same, but weve come close to duplicating it, said Brady, the owner of Genesis Construction. The bell will be cleaned and have some minor repairs done to it. It needs it, because it has been in there since 1895. And in keeping with the historical value of the district and neighborhood, the new bell tower has been designed to be a replica of the structure being torn down. People are excited, the Rev. Welch said about the renovations. There is a great sense of awareness to hold to the tradition of the original structure because of the historical integrity of the neighborhood and the area. This church was first built during the Boomtown era. We understand the significance of that era and what it meant to Dunnellon and what it continues to mean to Dunnellon. In addition to replicating the original bell tower and refurbishing the bell for future generations, the original windows and stained glass will also be saved for use in the restoration project, the Rev. Welch said. He pointed out that one parishioner asked to purchase the doors of the old sanctuary because it was the doors she and her husband walked through after their marriage. She wanted to buy them for their home, because its the first doors they walked through as husband and wife, he explained. Im not sure of her plans for them, but I think it points to the personal historic value of the church as well. There are a lot of people who have a lot of memories from attending here. Baptist church to host open houseMorriston Baptist Church will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at its new campus at 3141 S.E. U.S. 41 in Morriston. The ceremony will mark the official dedication as tours and light refreshments will be available. For information, call the church at 352-528-4080 or visit www.morriston baptist.org.Church to host LIFT Ministry Join the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) Ministry. 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 last Wednesday monthly. For information about this ministry, email Cindy Greaves at RSVChurch@ gmail.com or call the church at 489-0249. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn-Dixie and west of U.S. 41.Mens ministry slated WednesdaysJoin the men at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for the Men of Valor Ministry. The goal is for real men with real issues having real faith in Jesus Christ. If child care is desired, call the church office for arrangements. Men of Valor meets at 7 p.m. the last Wednesday monthly. For information about this ministry, email Chris Greaves at RSVChurch@gmail. com or call the church at 489-0249. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn-Dixie and west of U.S. 41. Weekly womens Bible study slatedNew Womens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womans Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For more information check us out in Facebook at One Womans Prayer.Church hosts bingo weeklySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church hosts Bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Prizes up to $250. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. no accident that they came up with this term. My mother had a tremendous memory. This is the difference between mothers and fathers. Mothers cannot forget anything and fathers cannot remember anything. Together they make an invincible team for raising children. It was not until I became a teenager that a little click developed between my mother and me. I began to realize that my memory did not always harmonize with hers on some issues. As I got older, the harmony was less and less. For example. My mother would tell me, You must be home by 10 oclock. At least, that is what she said she told me after the fact. When I came in at 11 oclock, she reminded me of what she told me. For the life of me, I could not remember her telling me to be home by 10 oclock. I told you to clean up your room. Searching my memory board, I could not find any indication that she told me this. I am not saying that she did not; I am just saying that our memories did not coincide on a variety of issues when I became a teenager. What struck me about my mother was she could remember conversation she had with me three years ago word for word. As I got older, I began to doubt the accuracy of her memory. The problem with that was, I had no memory of anything and so I had to rely upon her memory. Now that I am a parent, it is apparent to me that memory is a rather funny thing. I am not sure that my mother was in this category, but my memory is of such a nature that I can remember things that never took place. Not only that, I can describe it in detail. As a teenager I remember coming into the room and my mother sitting there looking out the window with a little smile on her face. What are you thinking about? She just looked at me, smiled and said, Oh, I was just remembering some things. Then she turned and looked out the window again and I left her to her memories. In celebrating Mothers Day, I cannot help but think of the many wonderful memories each mother cherishes. Their children will always be children. No matter how old their children get, they will always be their little babies. Memory is a delightful thing and sometimes can be very selective. I am sure, when a mother engages in the fine art of memory, they are all good memories. Solomon was probably thinking about his mother when he wrote, Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all (Proverbs 31:28-29 KJV). You cannot put a price on a good memory.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His website is www.jamessnyder ministries.com. Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 7 Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000ES6K SAVE THOUSANDS 000ETZR The Villages 633-7019 Ocala 671-5374 000EUS2 Security Consulting 352-307-3005 Personal Protection 352-400-6986 NOW... MORE THAN EVER!! Classes Saturday or Sunday Call for appointment Classroom Facility With On-Site Shooting Range Protect yourself legally GUN CLASSES CONCEALED WEAPON PERMITS PASTORcontinued from page 6 CHURCH NEWS JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsCrew members of Genesis Construction watch Friday as a boom truck lowers the top of the Bell Tower at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church to the ground. BELLcontinued from page 1

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8 Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 ABOVE: A bugler from American Legion Post No. 58 plays taps during opening ceremonies while standing along the banks of the Withlacoochee River. RIGHT: An eventgoer reads along in the Bible as Evers recited Scripture during the event. BELOW: Tony Matthews, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon, places his hand upon County Commissioner Kathy Bryant during a moment of prayer for national, state, county and city officials. ABOVE: Evelyn Pelton shows off a Bible that was presented to Mayor Nathan Whitt during the ceremonies. Pelton was the organizer of this years local National Day of Prayer event at the Dunnellon City Boat Ramp. BELOW: Evers reads Scripture to a modest-sized crowd at the citywide event. A crowd of people listen as Lela Evers, a member of First United Methodist Church, reads from the Bible on May 2 at a National Day of Prayer event at the Dunnellon City Boat Ramp. Despite gloomy weather and intermittent rain showers throughout the morning, a steady crowd participated in the event until afternoon storms forced the cancellation of the remainder of the event. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News 2013 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Speak, so he may hear

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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.RS Garden Club to meet May 23 The Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the American Legion Hall at 10730 U.S. 41, north of Walmart. This will be the last meeting until September. Member and Master Gardener Brenda Noah will reprise her interactive program about invasive species and asks that everyone bring in samples of their gardening problems as part of the event. She will also highlight some helpful programs that are available to the public. Refreshments will be available, 50-25-25 tickets will be sold, and door prizes will be awarded. Be sure to sign in to be included in the drawings. For information, call Barbara Roberts at 489-9680. 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 from 1 to 4 p.m. May 28 and 29 at the Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse. Class size is limited and reservations are required. For information or for reservations, call 489-1574. area economically sound and its natural resources preserved. The Rainbow River draws around 300,000 visitors to the area each and every year. That puts $8 million and more than 132 jobs into the local economy. Dunnellons City Council members also agree ecotourism is the way to put even more dollars into the local economy. The issue isnt if it should be done. Its how. Most of the visitors to Dunnellons rivers who come from somewhere else end up staying somewhere else as well. Theres an opportunity in the fact that the biggest part of the vacation dollar generally goes to hotel accommodations. County Commissioners Kathy Bryant and Stan McClain, at the May 3 Dunnellon Town Hall meeting, publicly touted their efforts toward making Marion County a state-of-the-art ecotourism destination. Meanwhile, county vehicles and facilities are being converted to alternative fuel sources such as natural gas and solar. Sewer lines are being rerouted away from ecologically sensitive areas. Silver Springs is being turned back into a state park with expansive plans to open up additional public lands for ecotourism activities and so on. Good job! But as Ive written before, healthy ecotourism requires healthy eco. While commissioners are successfully making deals with Fortune 100 companies to build plants and create jobs in Marion County FedEx is anyone negotiating with ecologically sensitive hoteliers to build ecofriendly hotels in the area as well? Have I missed something here? Is it that simple? Instead of spending millions on losing telecommunications businesses and traffic light cameras, what if Dunnellon City Council had invited ecosensitive developers and hoteliers to present proposals that would serve both the environment and business? Thousands upon thousands of people come to Dunnellon every year and yet spend their hotel dollars somewhere else. A return-on-investment analysis would quickly determine if, how, when and where it could be done. If we can go to the moon, we can certainly do that. Google search for ecofriendly hotels. Some of the biggest names in the business are doing it. Maybe its not too late to start making win-win deals with them as well? Kathryn Taubert,Dunnellon Businesses understood need of yellowtapeEditors Note: This letter is in response to Michel Northseas Letter to the Editor in the April 25 edition titled, Resident extends sympathy to Dunnellon merchants.Let us start off by saying we want to apologize that our Boomtown event caused Ms. Michel Northsea so much angst. We wish she had talked to someone on the Boomtown committee before coming to her conclusions, possibly she would have understood more about the reason for the yellow tape. The businesses mentioned were all spoken to before the event. Penn Station requested not to be included in our Boomtown area. At their request, we moved the admission gate past the entrance to their restaurant giving their customers clear access. The same with Bonnies Antiques, which allowed their own vendor to set up in their parking lot, and on Sunday, we took down the tape in front of her store and invited her vendor to move into our Boomtown area. We had spoken with Bonnie at Always Something before the event, and they understood the tape. We agreed to put Boomtown entertainment under the tree on their lawn to help bring business in. For the past four years, we have charged the $2 admission and never had any real complaints about the tape. Part of the proceeds from the admission is donated to the Boys and Girls Club. We thought a $2 admission price was reasonable in comparison to other events in surrounding areas, plus most of them charge for parking. The expense to put on this community event is great, and we, along with many dedicated volunteers work hard and plan all year to make our two chamber events successful. The chamber is not out to alienate anyone. We want this community event to be successful and do not want to see it go away. The chamber does not receive any money from the city, state or county. We support ourselves completely on membership and fundraisers. Boomtown and the Jazz Up festivals are fundraisers started for the benefit of the chamber for operating expenses to keep our chamber doors open. This year, like last year, we have not fared as well due to weather conditions. Like all businesses, we have the normal financial responsibilities of utilities, phone, insurance, advertising, employees, etc. If the businesses in the Historic District are dissatisfied with the Boomtown Event being in the Historic area, we ask that they do a petition and if they prefer us to move it somewhere else, possibly all on Cedar Street where it doesnt affect so many? Our committee will work hard to find an acceptable area to have this event. This event is a great asset to the community. We will not give up making it the best. We want to have a great community event and bring visitors to Dunnellon, but not at the expense of causing problems within the business community. We love and support our Dunnellon businesses and want to work with them not against. Please continue to shop local and support our community. Thank you for your support, Chamber Boomtown CommitteeCouncil needs to take a harder look at ordinanceIn recent weeks, some members of the Dunnellon City Council have proposed to abolish the River Corridor Protection Ordinance (RCPO) in its entirety with City Council suggesting redundancy with existing state law and infringements to personal property rights of riverfront owners as reasons to repeal the ordinance. After discussing the abandonment of this ordinance with a cross section of our community, including friends (both supportive and adversarial of this ordinance), business owners, city residents, non-city residents and riverfront property owners, I found there to be basically four contentious, heavily debated and seemingly misunderstood issues regarding the ordinance. After reading the actual ordinance and Dunnellon codes which apply to the protection of the Rainbow River, I have the following thoughts on these four divisive issues: The ordinance applies to new development and not existing riverfront homes or lots of record. Existing single-family homes are exempt from the ordinance. Ref: section 78.72 (2) (RCPO). Conforming structures (residential homes/commercial property) that are destroyed for any reason (fire, wind, storm, flood) may be rebuilt and actually could be enlarged by 20 percent on the existing footprint. A singlefamily home is a permitted use as described in section 7.1 of the Dunnellon Municipal Code, Table of Permitted Uses where it clearly states that a single-family residence is a permitted use. The prohibition against rebuilding applies only to nonconforming uses as stated in section 4.10 of the Dunnellon Municipal Code. The 150-foot buildable buffer applies only to riverfront lots deeper than 300 feet. For instance, a 125-foot deep lot would be required to have a 25-foot buildable setback from the river; lots 150-foot deep would require a 37 1/2-foot buildable setback; and a 200-foot deep lot would require a 70-foot buildable setback. Ref: Section 78-74.1, RCPO. Some members of Council have stated that the Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) initiative by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) already provides for adequate protection of the Rainbow River. This appears to be incorrect as the BMAP deals with only one issue, water quality (nutrient/fertilizer runoff) while RCPO addresses many other parameters including wildlife habitat, forest corridor protection, river access, wetlands protection, shoreline and aquatic vegetation, visitor education and other conservation issues. The BMAP program is strictly advisory and voluntary and does not provide any enforcement authority, nor will it ever likely provide enforcement. Factually, the BMAP initiative provides advisory capability only to the issue of nutrient runoff into the river from the hundreds of square miles of watershed, which in turn creates Rainbow Springs and the Rainbow River. The River Corridor Protection Ordinance appears to be a good law, but not a perfect one. Presently, there are thoughtful suggestions that have been proposed to the City Council as possible amendments to this ordinance to further clarify and enhance residential and commercial property owners rights regarding the rebuilding of damaged structures, including provisions for wider access to the riverfront and abolishing wording regarding the prohibition of tree removal in the buffer zone to facilitate river access. However, protection of homeowners rights already currently exists in the RCPO and Dunnellon Municipal Code. As the vote approaches as to whether we should retain, repeal or amend this ordinance, it is important to make your voice heard. Does the city wish to find a reasonable balance between personal property rights and being a good steward for a very significant natural resource visited by thousands of people every year from Florida and elsewhere? We must balance preservation of our natural treasures with intelligently controlled economic growth. Certainly, without our two pristine natural rivers, most of us would agree that our quality of life would very much decline. Many of us relocated here because of the beauty of these two rivers and certainly, indirectly, these rivers have had a major positive economic impact for our community and this balance should be the ultimate goal of our elected city leaders. Matthew Fox,DunnellonRiverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 9 000EUDA GRUFFS T AP & G RILLE 12084 S. Williams St., Dunnellon (Old Dinner Bell Restaurant) 352-465-2881 www.gruffsontheriver.com From pickup to delivery to full service catering, we do it all so you dont have to. Call Chef Alan direct at 352.445.5246 for your customized quote. Over 20 years of experience bringing you BBQ at its Best Graduation Company Picnics Family Gatherings . 000EUDV Have Arrived 20782 Walnut St., Dunnellon 352-465-8000 China House China House China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000ESC6 11352 N. 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10 Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 ABOVE: Natalie Beasley spreads dirt around a freshly planted pine tree at Dunnellon Elementary School while classmate Shelby Bell, behind tree, helps her and classmates look on. RIGHT: Shelby Bell, left, carries a box of baby pine trees as she walks toward the site of a tree-planting ceremony as part of an Arbor Day celebration at Dunnellon Elementary School. Walking with Bell are classmate Warren Thomas and her teacher, Vicki Vinther. BELOW: Ashley Dillard, left, and Nigeria Thomas laugh as Greg Barton with the Florida Forest Service jokes with students. ABOVE: Seth Lacey applauds after one of his classmates reads their speech about the importance of trees and protecting the environment. BELOW: Greg Barton, with the Florida Forest Service, explains the nuisances of a long-leaf pine tree and the dos and donts of how to plant the tree properly in their yards. The city of Dunnellon gave each third-grader at Dunnellon Elementary one tree to plant in their yard. Seth Lacey shovels dirt around a newly planted pine tree at Dunnellon Elementary School on April 25 as Mayor Nathan Whitt, right, and classmates look on during the Arbor Day Ceremony. Schoolchildren planted two trees, both donated by the city of Dunnellon. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News Digging in for a better future Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.Dr. Suess, The Lorax

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RIVERLANDEDUCATIONRiverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 11 Annual Media Festival Friday Hundreds of students and parents will pack into West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center on Friday night, for the 12th annual Marion County Student Media Festival. The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public. The Festival, underwritten with community donations and organized by local educators, showcases the quality work created by television production students throughout Marion County Public Schools. Participants range from kindergarten through 12th grade. Presenting partners this year include Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, the Public Education Foundation of Marion County, Cox Communications, Dell, and Blackboard Connect. Producing partners include ACA Construction Group and Duke Energy. This year, 339 entries came from 26 different schools. Last month, a panel of industry experts judged the entries in 12 categories and four age groups. More than two dozen community leaders will announce this years winners and present certificates and awards during Friday nights ceremony, including four Best of Show prizes for grade levels K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Hosting this years festival is Greg Thompson, an award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and choreographer whos appeared on HBO, ESPN, and in the lead role in Dark Remains. He also had recurring roles on One Tree Hill and Dawsons Creek. The festival airs live on the Marion Education Channel and replays at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at and 2 p.m. Sundays throughout May. The Marion Education Channel is carried on more than a dozen local cable systems including Bright House 198, Comcast 99, and Cox 12. The Marion Education Channel is also available digitally over-the-air on Channel 7.1. West Port High School is at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. For information, contact Miriam Needham, Media Festival director, at 352-671-4104. Event kicks off at 7 p.m. at West Port High School Special to the Riverland News Boys & Girls Club summer camp slatedThe Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon is now taking applications for its 2013 summer camp, which will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 17 through July 31, but closed July 3 to 5. Highlights include weekly themes and trips to Rainbow Springs State Park, Roller Barn and Regal Cinema summer movies. Registration cost is $15 for new members and $25 weekly. Applications may be picked up at the clubs current location in Ernie Mills Park on Bostick Street. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ pages/Boys-and-GirlsClubs-of-Marion-CoDunnellon-Unit. DHS Kiddie World has openingsAre you interested in a way to build your childs foundation for learning before kindergarten at a reasonable price? Dunnellon High Schools Kiddie World is looking for new little smiles to join the Kiddie World family. These services run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for children ages 3 to 5 years old. The cost is $10 a week. The Kiddie World 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 off 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 4-year-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. EDUCATION NEWS Ag Literacy Day Special to the Riverland News ABOVE: Dunnellon 4H Club and Dunnellon FFA members celebrated AG Literacy Day by reading Floridas Farm History! to students at Dunnellon Elementary School. Florida Agriculture Literacy Day is an annual event each spring in which representatives read a childrens book about agriculture. It is a sponsored by Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, a nonprofit association. It helps Florida students learn about the importance of Florida Agriculture. These two organizations came together to talk briefly about what they do in their clubs. The following 4H members who read, from left, were: Kirin Marajah, Rosie Bailey, Kelley Stump, Michael Livingston and Matthew Livingston. Lou Hartigan, not pictured, is the 4H Leader. Dunnellon FFA members who read were Jada Purdy, Bryce Follett and Jamie Haught. Ms. Trammell is their adviser. BELOW: Dunnellon FFA member Bryce Follett reads to youths at Dunnellon Elementary School as part of the schoolwide Ag Literacy Day celebration. Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal Dunnellon Middle School will issue interims Friday, and we would like to remind our parents that it is never too late to arrange a parent/teacher conference. For information, call the Dunnellon Middle School Guidance Office at 465-6724. The Marion County Student Media Festival will be Friday at West Port High School Auditorium. Dunnellon Middle School has 32 student-produced video projects submitted to the festival. Student producers, their friends and families are invited to walk the red carpet and be part of the live televised broadcast. The elementary school show begins at 7 p.m., followed by the middle and high school show. Ms. Wood recommends that DMS students arrive at 8, and wait outside the auditorium until the K-5 program ends. The program will air live on the Marion County Education Channel and will be re-broadcast throughout the month. Good luck to our student producers. Thank you for representing your school in such a positive way. The Marion County Track Meet will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at West Port High School. The Dunnellon Middle School Track Master Gardeners to host kids summer camp 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. Special to the Riverland NewsPRINCIPALS OFFICE Students to receive fourth-quarter interims on Friday See SMALLRIDGE page 13 Romeo Game Night slated Romeos Family Game Night will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today and you wont want to miss this one. With more than 60 games to choose from, your family is certain to find this event an entertaining one. Our wonderful PTO will provide a concession as well as door prizes where everyone who attends has a chance to win. Science FairJoin us as Romeo Elementary School proudly presents Romeos future scientists displaying their creative Science Fair projects ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16. The student projects include charts, experiments, demos, diagrams and collections with a scientific objective. We look forward to seeing you there.Concert notesScience: Definitely Dynamite! will be presented by 100 fifthand fourthgrade students at 5:30, 5:50 and 6:10 p.m. Thursday, May 16, by the Romeo Concert Chorus in the Romeo Cafetorium during the Romeo Science Fair. Romeo Concert Chorus students should meet at 4:45 p.m. at the back gate entrance behind the cafeteria. Parents drop off your student with the Romeo teacher standing at the gate, and your student will then be taken to the physical education room to See ROMEO page 16 PRINCIPALS OFFICE Jane Ashman Romeo Principal

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Team and coaches Rumsey and Bentle have prepared our young athletes for this competition. Good luck to the track team, have fun, and thank you for displaying to all of Marion County how Dunnellon Middle School Tigers can roar. The Dunnellon Middle School FFA will host its annual banquet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the DMS Caf. Dinner will be served at 5:30 and the award presentation will begin at 6. The DMS FFA annual banquet is a wonderful way to salute our DMS FFA students for the many extra hours they have put in before and after school to practice and grow their skill levels and knowledge base. The Academic Brain Bowl Team will meet from 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. with Mr. Williams as they continue to hone their skills for the upcoming Brain Bowl competition on Saturday, June 1. The Academic Brain Bowl Team members are: Megan Barde, Hunter Day, Kameron Grossi, Luis Gutierrez, Tyler LaMon, Shelby Meyers, Cameron Pike, Robert Reed, Kristen Starr and Trevor Vonseggern. The students have been meeting Mondays for the past several months preparing for the final competition this school year. Thank you for your dedication to learning and for representing your school so positively, and enjoy the thrill of competition! The Dunnellon Middle School Band will have practice from 3:40 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Band Room with Ms. Roblow. This will be the final practice before the Spring Concert, which is slated for Tuesday, May 21, in the DMS Auditorium. The School Advisory Committee (SAC) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Media Center. This will be the last SAC meeting of the year. Dunnellon Middle School loves to read, but we also love to brag. We are delighted to let you know about the following accomplishments of our DMS students. Sixth-grade students in Mrs. Gaws World History classes have been hard at work studying about ancient civilizations. Students, after studying in the classroom, selected a topic they wanted to learn more about and researched their selected topic. We are proud to announce the following students turned in award-winning research papers: Jorge Yanez, Cuneiform Writing, first place, Second Block; Hunter Erickson, Egyptian Chariots, second place, Second Block; and Ishana Maharaj, Egyptian Chariots, third place, Second Block; and Luis Franco, Assyrian Army, first place, Third Block; Jared Williams, Sphinx, second place, Third Block; and Mason Sereda, King Tut Mummies, third place, Third Block. Congratulations on a job very well done. Mrs. Gaws classes then put everything they learned, then working in teams, created an artistic rendition of their selected topic. TEAM PROJECT AWARDS THIRD BLOCK First Place Pyramids: Lizett Aragon, Gabriela Gutierrez and Deanna Gibbs. Second Place King Tut Mummies: Madison Hunt, Heath Richie and Mason Sereda. Third Place Assyrian Army: Kelsey Perry, Kelli Cape, Luis Franco and Michael Vichot. Honorable Mention Greece: Joseph OBrien and Anthony Litterine. Honorable Mention Sphinx: Michael Bartlett, Caroline Shank, Sandoval Nunez, Jared Williams and Christopher Maerz. Honorable Mention Ancient Desert Animals: Kendra Ford, Maurice Jefferies, Arlin Padilla and Jermaine James. SECOND BLOCK First Place Ancient Exports: Serena Lasko, Kailey Fitch, Carlos Sanchez and Levi Alizana. Second Place Egyptian Chariots: Hunter Erickson, Ishana Maharaj, Damien Bowers and David Swinehart. Third Place Cuneiform Writing: Jorge Yanez, Gizzelle Rodriguez and Jaylen Thompson. Honorable Mention Ancient Farming: Dylan Bailey, Jamil Bess, Andy Davila and Ariel Deluca. Thank you to our young history buffs for an awesome job! Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 13 Call Kristy 607-731-0543 Stephen Goldsmith BC-HIS 40+ Years Experience We will beat all advertised prices! Many brand names to choose from. 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Symphonic Band students will dress in their uniforms for the photos. 3:40 to 5 p.m. Track Practice. Friday Interims will be issued. 7 p.m. Marion County Media Festival at West Port High School. All student materials need to be returned to the Media Center. SATURDAY 8:30 a.m. Marion County Track Meet at West Port High School. MONDAY, MAY 13 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. Brain Bowl practice. TUESDAY, MAY 14 3:40 to 5:30 p.m. Band Practice in the Band Room. 4:30 p.m. SAC Meeting in the Media Center. THURSDAY, MAY 16 5:30 p.m. FFA Banquet in the DMS Caf; dinner at 5:30 and awards begin at 6. SMALLRIDGE continued from page 11 DMS SAVE Club wraps up project The Dunnellon Middle School S.A.V.E. Club (Students Against Violence Everywhere) and DMS advisors would like to thank all those who donated items to help in its service project for the Arnette House. This is our second year the club choose to do hygiene packages for the Arnette House, because it supports what we stand for such as helping and housing children and teens who are from homes of domestic violence or abuse. The club would especially would like to thank Perkins Dentistry in Dunnellon and Dr. Allin of Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows for the donation of the oral care products for our packages. Last year, the club was able to do 30 packages with a box of miscellaneous items to help refill or give out as needed. This year, the club was able to do 50 packages and a box of miscellaneous items. Altogether, there were 25 boxes for boys and 25 for girls. Each package contained lotion, soap, deodorant, tooth paste, tooth brush, shampoo, conditioner, Kleenex, while the girl bags also contained feminine care products. Club members have been very instrumental in preventing several altercations on campus this year and assisting their peers in recognizing bullying situations. Club members also produced a PSA video about teen dating violence and bullying, both of which have been entered into the Student Media Festival. The club also initiated activities for Youth Crime Prevention Week in March. Special to the Riverland NewsDMS SAVE Club members, kneeling, from left, are: Alexis Shutt, Rebecca Ray, Jillian Boys, Jamil Bess and Ishana Maharaj; second row, Eduardo Escalante, vice president; Destinee Cochran, Destiny Ray, Judy Allen, Nicki Riffle, Kayla White and Zaria Hamilton, president; and back row, advisers, Cynthia Wise and Nicholas Johnson. Special to the Riverland News 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 violence 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 e-mail Nora_Larsen@ dcf.state.fl.us.Boys & Girls Clubs seek donationsMany Boys & Girls Clubs are benefiting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. People wishing to donate their cars or for information call 800-246-0493. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a new charitable organization formed to assist local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to need families who qualify under federal guidelines. Free toiletries and clothing will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. For information, call Geri Davis 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660. within the business community. Not having spoken out against red-light cameras does not promote a great community, nor does it bring visitors here. It only deters them from coming into town. Imagine, if you will, a family who makes a 60-mile trek here because they love attending Boomtown, or Jazz Up Dunnellon. They make a few stops at some local businesses, attend the festival and a couple of weeks pass and they receive a letter in the mail from American Traffic Solutions, notifying them they were ticketed for running a red light. So, a 120-mile roundtrip to attend a festival with an admission of $2, and they paid an overall price of say $6, has now cost them $164. Is it likely they are going to come back, recommend Dunnellon as a place to visit because its a great community? Highly unlikely. Chamber officials should have been present when the City Council was in the stages of adopting these nuisance cameras and spoken out against them. Heres hoping, as the contract comes up for renewal in September, that the Board of Directors lets it be known, red-light cameras are bad for business and worse for tourism. Point No. 2 A boycott of businesses after the city purchased three utility systems and in doing so, implemented a 25 percent surcharge on utility customers. With the exception of Beverly Lesiure, the executive director of the Chamber, not a single board member spoke out about the Councils decision and the negative repercussions from their decisions. When Chamber officials needed to speak out, it was about major issues small business owners in town were, and still are, dealing with because of poor decisions by the City Council. Point No. 3 The Chamber shouldnt be just a voice for businesses, it should be a voice for all of the businesses, whether or not they are members. Take for example the Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) and the lack of redevelopment of the taxing district funds. City officials have used those funds in, well, ways that just flat out stink. Pouring money into an overflow parking lot, pumping tens of thousands of dollars into Greenlight Communications when the city should have invested those dollars into sidewalks, streetscaping programs and faade grants for small-business owners. All of those would have been a boon to business owners on either East or West Pennsylvania Avenue. With the impending bicycle trail coming through town and plans for a streetscaping project on East Pennslyvania Avenue, I wouldnt be shocked if the city lacks funds in the CRA to help pay for, or at the least, offset costs of the project. If the Chamber wants to work with its businesses, then it needs to start working for them too. That means having a presence at City Council meetings and taking a stand for the business community.14 Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 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. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. 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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. Drawer 2480, Dunnellon, Florida 34430 Telephone: (352)489-6290 May 2 & 9, 2013 439-0516 RIVEstate of Boulange, Colleen 2013-CP-0681 (F) Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-0681(F) Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF COLLEEN A. BOULANGE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of COLLEEN A. BOULANGE, deceased, File Number 2013-CP-0681-F, by the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Ave., Ocala, FL 34475; that the decedents date of death was December 9, 2012; that the total value of the estate is -0-(the only asset being protected homestead) and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Darryl D. Boulange, 6395 SW 110th St., Ocala, FL 34476. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 9, 2013. Person Giving Notice: By:/s/Darryl D. Boulange 6395 S.W. 110th Street, Ocala, Florida 34476 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: LORENZO RAMUNNO, Florida Bar Number: 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA, 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100 Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 E-Mail: ramunnolaw@gmail.com Secondary E-Mail: ramunnolaw34476@gmail.com May 9 & 16, 2013 Live in House Keeper/Personal AssistantCitrus Springs Area.Resp. include housekeeping, cooking finances & shopping. Salary of $10,000 per year plus living expenses. Owner Travels 6 mo /year. Must like animals. Sent resume with reach number to:tmg2@bellsouth.net. Replacing 19 Yr emp. due to health. Dental Assistant30 hours per week Certified and Experienced, Coleman Area 1-800-469-4467 Medical Careersbegin 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 AIRLINE CAREERS -Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769 AIRLINES AREHIRINGTrain for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAAapproved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing available CALLAviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTThe Centers is seeking an Executive Assistant to help support our Citrus County services. Experience required providing administrative support at a high level of proficiency with MS Office (ie: Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint) and other applications. Seeking professional with strong organization & communication skills, including follow-up, attention to detail, ability to work independently & multi-task. Associates degree or HS diploma & min 5 yrs related exp. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Driver -Two raises in first year. Qualify for any portion of $.03/mile quarterly bonus: $.01 Safety, $.01 Production, $.01 MPG. 3 months OTR experience. 800-414-9569 www.drive knight.com DRIVERSDriverTrainees Needed NOW! Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training (877)214-3624 Drivers -HIRING EXPERIENCED /INEXPERIENCED TANKER DRIVERS Earn up to $.51 per mile! New Fleet Volvo Tractors! 1 Year OTR Exp. Req. -Tanker Training Available. Call Today! (877)882-6537 www .OakleyT ran sport.com CUSTOMER RELATIONS*Call Now!* Looking to fill immediate positions. Training, 401(k), medical. No exp. necessary. $550-$800 a week. Call Karen 352-436-4460 NEWSPAPER CARRIER WANTEDNewspaper carrier wanted for early morning delivery of the Citrus County Chronicleand other newspapers for home delivery customers. 3 to 4 hours per day. Must have insured and reliable vehicle preferable a van SUV, or pick up with a cap -Large enough to hold our Sunday product Apply in Person 1624 N Medowcrest Blvd, Crystal River Monday to Friday 8am -5pm Newspaper carriers are independent contractors, not employees of theCitrus County Chronicle SINGLE COPY ROUTES AVAILABLEThis is a great opportunity to own your own business. Unlimited potential for the right person to manage a route of newspaper racks and stores. come to 1624 Meadowcrest Blvd. and fill out an application. YARD/HOME MAINTENANCECitrus Springs Ar ea P/T 2-3 days /week. Call 352-522-1109 between 6pm-9pm. ASSIST SENIORSWe provide non-medical companionship and home help for seniors. Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today.352-622-5936Lic. #HCS229393 Attend College Online 100%. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, *Web. Job placement assistance. Computer and Financial Aid for qualified students. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-203-3179 www.Centura Online.com MEDICALBILLING TRAINEES NEEDEDTrain to become a Medical Office Assistant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP. HSDiploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294 Maytag Washer & Frididare Dryer Both Heavy Duty $175. for pair (352) 465-3384 WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE WASHERS & DRYERS (352) 209-5135 Bankruptcy Auction Online & Onsite Tuesday, May 14 @ 10am Preview: Day of Sale 9-10am 3609 N 29th Ave, Hollywood, Fl 33020 Lexus LX 470 Sport Utility, Toyota Tundra Limited Double Cab, High-end quality home furniture & dcor, artwork & paintings, salon equipment, electronics, office furniture, computers & more! Visit www.moecker auctions.com for Details, Photos and Catalog Moecker Auctions (800) 840-BIDS 10% -13%BP, $100 ref. cash dep. Subj to confirm. AB-1098 AU-3219, Eric Rubin DUDLEYS AUCTION 6 AUCTIONS5-9 Estate Adventure 3pm in, 6pm out 98Deville 1 owner 81k, golf cart, Antiques & Collectibles, Furniture, appliances, household, new items great fun @ hall 5-10 Real Estate 3 Inverness Investment Homes, 2 Lots ~ Sold Regardless of Price 10am 401 Ella Ave 125x135 w/home corner Ella &Dorian St RO/RP 11:30am 503 Lake Street 1940s home w/partial restoration dbl fence lot 2pm 203 Pine Street 110x162 lot, 2/1 cottage block home, workshop, RO/RP 3pm. 1214 Stowe Street 2 lots (Lots 63 & 64) just off Old Floral City Road. 80x120. 4pm 8075 S Florida Ave Floral City Lot Commercial Hwy 41S & Rails to Trails. www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 DIRECTV Official TV Deal -Americas top satellite provider! DIRECTV Plans starting at $29.99/mo for 12 months after instant rebate. Get the best in entertainment. 800-253-0519 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 Furniture For Sale Din net set glass top with 4 swivel chairs $99, TV cabinet holds 42Flat screen $200, computer desk, mahogany color w/attach hutch $75, 3 bamboo bars stools (pd $150 ea) asking $50 ea, Glass top coffee table and lamp table $75, solid wood book case 56x 65$99.00 352-465-0839 DUNNELLON ESTATE SALE May 10 & Sat. 11th 9AM-4PM Tools, furniture, MISC Follow Balloons 19624 SW 79th Place Dunnellon The Woodlands Fri-Sat 9am-2pm 9450 SW 215th Ct Rd Off 102 St Rd INDUSTRIALSEWING MACHINE, Union Special, Style 63400A, Made in USA $130 OBO 352-489-0976 GUN & KNIFE SHOWBROOKSVILLE HSC CLUBSat. May 11th 9a-5p Sun. May 12th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTYFAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Horse QualityHAY(352) 795-1906100 Bales Pick-Up $4.50 200 Bales Pick Up $4.00This Is Shamrock Hay Call Kristy 607-731-0543 BRING YOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent includes grass cutting and your water 1 Bedroom, 1 bath @$350 inc. H20 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 352-476-4964 For Details! BRING YOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent includes grass cutting and your water 1 Bedroom, 1 bath @$350 inc. H20 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 352-476-4964 For Details! INVERNESS55+ park Enjoy the view! 2 bd, 1 bath Lot rent, car port, water, grass cutting included. Call 352-476-4964 for details Buy 1-3bd Homes From $1000/mo! PreForeclosured and Rent2OWN Homes! Bad Credit OK! Only 500 Credit Score Min! To learn more and access local listings call 1-866-955-0621 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Auctions, Sealed Bid & Online w/ Bid Centers, Restaurant, Commercial Tracts, Luxury Homes and Land Lots, Lake Front Home, Town Homes, Duplex Lots & Residential Lots in NC, SC & VA, Auctions ending May 1st, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th & 30th, See Website for Sealed Bid & Bid Center Locations, NCAL3936, SCAL1684, VAAL580, www.ironhorse auction.com YACHTMAN1988 22 Pontoon Pontoon 22ft-40hp ELTO-Trailer-New Deck 2006-some new seats fully equipped-under cover 4,300.00 352.746.2621 BUY OR SELL AN RV ONLINE Visit RVT.com classifieds BEST RV Prices & Selection 65,000 RVs for Sale! By Owner and Dealer Listings www.RVT.com Toll-free 855-529-4767 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 DODGE2006 Dakota Quad CAB ST4.7 Liter Magnum R V8 A.R.E. Cap, Hitch, 43,000 $9,700.00 352.746.2621 352.746.2621 OTHER continued from page 4 NEWS NOTE

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The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Bookstore, which is inside the library, is at 20351 Robinson Road, behind Sweetbay. There are novels, bios, cooking, gardening, inspirational, craft, 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 Bookstore, 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. Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 15 *MUST BE LOCAL, IN-COUNTY DELIVERY Call 489-2731 or visit us on the web www.riverlandnews.com Subscribe today! Take Your Pick 13 Weeks $ 10 00* Receive 1 Week FREE 26 Weeks $ 17 00* Receive 2 Weeks FREE 52 Weeks $ 28 00* Receive 4 Weeks FREE SERVING DUNNELLON AND RAINBOW SPRINGS Offer expires 5/19/13 000EKJU 000EQFP 000ETVC 000ENGW Puzzle answers on Page 5 Friends of the Library receive award Photo by Elena OMahoneyThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library honored the FriendsFive Volunteer Committee for its hard work and commitment to this fundraising program. Pictured, from left, are: Donna Pisano, Cheryl Murdock, Ginny Julavits, Barbara Caban and Dee Angleton. Not pictured is Donna Hancock. Friends of the Library Bookstore open SO YOU KNOWSubmit community news and photos to Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@riverland news.com or call 489-2731 for details. 000EVI3 O PEN H OUSE S UNDAY M AY 12 1-4 PM By Owner Pine Run 55+ Community 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, laminate floors. Newer roof & appliances. Very clean. Easy Move-in. Only $47,500. 9900 SW 102 Pl. Call Bill 352-615-3526 Directions: SW Hwy 200 to Pine Run entrance, pass guard house, on left at 102 Place.

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Cote Deonath poses with Michelle Leonard, who is part of the Krusaders Relay team. A group of about 80 Dunnellon area residents gathered Monday at Gruffs Restaurant for a Relay for Life benefit concert featuring local young Elvis Tribute Artist, Cote Deonath. The Krusaders team, led by Kaylie Leonard, 10, a student at Dr. N.H. Jones, raised $550 from the dinner and show along with another $100-plus selling stars the Krusaders will wear on their capes at Relay for Life on Friday at Dunnellon High School. Deonath did two sets with a costume change in the middle. His last set ended with an emotional rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water, which he dedicated to his grandmother, Jo Ellen Cote, who died in 2012 after her fourth bout with lung cancer. It was very hard to keep it together up there, Deonath said. When the song ended, the wall just caved in and the tears started to flow. Song for a Cure prepare for our performances. Then, please park in either parking lot and enter through the usual gate entrances. If you have a Romeo Concert Chorus fourthor fifthgrade student performing in this event, please ensure they arrive no later than 4:45 p.m. in concert dress code (bright blue Romeo T-shirt with white writing and full-length blue denim bottom). The final performance should end around 6:25, at which point chorus members will be dismissed to enjoy the science fair! Around the World!: A celebration of music from South Africa, China, Mexico, and the United States of America! will be presented by 100 fifthand fourthgrade students of the Romeo Concert Chorus at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday May 28, at the Romeo Cafetorium. This endof-the-year concert will feature our Romeo Concert Chorus performing cultural music from many countries around our world. Romeo Concert Chorus students should meet promptly at 5:45 p.m. in the music room in concert dress code (bright blue Romeo T-shirt with white writing and full-length blue denim bottom. More performances of Around the World! will be presented at 8:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. Thursday, May 30, during school. Romeo Concert Chorus students should also wear concert dress code to school on this day for our performance. As we head into summer, students remember to sing out loud, listen to all types of fun and beautiful music, and create music as much as possible! Parents and family please remember that none of this music is possible without full educational support of music as a core subject in our schools.Ceremonies slatedRomeo students have every reason to celebrate as they receive their end of the year academic achievement awards as we celebrate their completion of a very successful year here at Romeo Elementary. We invite you to join us as we gather together with our students in the Romeo Cafeteria on the days scheduled below for each grade levels scheduled date and time for their special awards ceremony. We look forward to sharing this momentous occasion with you. Kindergarten 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 3. First Grade 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 4. Second Grade 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4. Third Grade 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5. Fourth Grade 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5. Fifth Grade 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6.16 Riverland News, Thursday, May 9, 2013 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 000EV9D Happy 90th Birthday ELAINE LOWE May 12 May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart. Love you, Maureen, Denis & Kathy, David & Claudia 000ESXW 000EN7O 000ET2X CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING G ET A H EAD S TART O N S PRING C LEANING C ALL T ODAY Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 25 Years Carpet Cleaning Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 $ 18 Per Room 3 room minimum Schedule of Events 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today Family Game Night in the Cafeteria. Friday Progress Reports released. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16 Science Fair in the Cafeteria. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20 The Seeds of Character Show in the Cafeteria. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 Romeo Chorus Concert in the Cafeteria. 8:15 to 10:45 p.m. Friday, May 31 Field Day, kindergarten through second grade; 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Field Day, grades three through five. Romeo Elementary School Third Quarter Honor Roll All As Third Grade: Andrea Abbott, Caleb Beville, Kennedy Brown, Gissell Cardoso-Leanos, Natalie Carter, Dylan Evans, Anaya Ferrell, Hailey Grossi, Chandler Hiers, Stephani Hurd, Delaney LaMon, Kasey Lemanski, Madelyn Marinacci, Cadence McNelly, Peter Reich, Cynthia Saldana, Joshua Conner Slemp, Miranda Snyder, Jazmine Stapleton, Jasmine Torres, Bethany Vaughn and Jordan Vining. Fourth Grade: Jhony Castro, Teegan Eversole, Kevin Ferrell, Chad Holland, Calista Neal, Ashleigh Palmer and Erik Romero. Fifth Grade: Samantha Bagdanovich, Lily Cabrera, Samantha Chamberlain, Keziah Crespo, Cassandra Damien, Alianna LaCombe, Diana Hernandez, Joselin Hernandez Lopez, Faith McNelly, Kaylie Rodriguez and Christopher Tourne. A/B Third Grade: Josue Alvarado, Sully Anderson, Jorge Aragon, Benjamin Brewster, Blake Bussiere, Saul Chacon-Castaneda, Aisling ChicoGarcia, Dalton Coleman, Darrien Decker, Alejandra DesiderioRamirez, Desting Gonzalez, Alexis Hiers, Julian Long, Victor Martinez, Angela Melendez, Kayla Messer, Megan Mills Ajello, Anibal Munoz, Michael Noel, Solia Palomo-Melendrez, Logan Minkema, Brian Miranda-Gonzalez, Victoria Peterson, Giselle Pineda, Hannah Romine, Lucas Rowell, Hannah Slack, Katelyn Thigpen, Cyrous Thornton and Joel Vazquez. Fourth Grade: Alexis Appleby, Manuel Betancourt, Victoria Bischof, Heavenly Bowman, Haleigh Bourgeois, Avery Braden, Jarhett Bradham, Samantha Carnecchia, Madison Crosby, Jade Deonath, Jonas Duncan, Melody Dunne, Christian Duran, Jacqueline Enriquez, Elias Erickson, Erik Garratt, Morgan Heil, Cesar Hernandez, Valeria Hernandez, Jacqueline Jurado, Aaron LeBlanc, Jacqueline Lemanski, Marisol Magana Lugo Aguirre, Gabriel Martinez, Preston Tyler Mills, Jake Newman, Michael Obear, Chase Parsons, Nick Place, Jamiya Reeves, Michael Rey, Aaron Robinson, Onesti Ryan, Angel Sagastume, Taylor Steward, Madison Thigpen, Nick Trujillo-Munoz, Anthony Valez, Eli Watson, Billie Weidman and Sam Wryals. Fifth Grade: Ally Baillargeon, Joseph Brewster, Hannah Cardin, Anthony Clark, Katelynn Clarke, Tiffany Clarke, Madison Collins, Paris Cousins, Autumn Crouch, Victor Davila, Barry Duncan, Wanya Epps, Pedro Hernandez, Natalee Horton, Haley Ladeau, Xavier Long, Anahi Martinez-Jurado, Madison Miguel, Janet Miranda, Phillip Morgan, Sandro Munoz, Gabrielle Munro, Sherell Outar, Sol Palomo Melendrez, Amber Quinn, Jamie Pena Munoz, Emanuel Ramon, Kenneth Richardson, Gabriel Rodriguez, Samson Shepard, Joshua Thomas, Javier Torres, Arturo Trejo Antonio and Gabriel Washburn. HONOR ROLL R OMEOcontinued from page 11 JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News