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Masters of a medium Thursday, May 16, 2013Vol 31 No. 3075 cents WHATS HAPPENING Dunnellon Garden Club to meet todayThe Dunnellon Garden Club will host its last meeting of the season at noon today 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.CEE to meet today in Williston Citizens for an Engaged Electorate (CEE) will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Williston Community Center. New members and visitors are welcome. For information, call 465-4862 or email citizensengaged2012@ gmail.com. Memorial Day ceremony slatedResidents 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 US Highway 41 no later than 8:30 a.m. to carpool to the cemetery sites. Flags will be supplied. For information, call 489-4453. Audit: Greenlight $10M in red Greenlight Dunnellon Communications has hit the iceberg and is taking on water quickly, to the tune of a $230,000 loss and counting per month. Currently, the lofty fiber to the home program launched in November 2010 is more than $10 million in the red, which includes its debt services, the citys audit, conducted by Powell & Jones, CPA, revealed. Its a real number, Mayor Nathan Whitt said about the Greenlight deficit. When I first saw it, I said whoa! But we have a real number. Greenlight, which has struggled since its inception, is $2.7 million short thus far in the fiscal year. Add the $8.8 million in bond and loan obligations, and city officials made it clear they have tough decisions ahead regarding not only for Greenlight, but Nathan Whitt Dennis Evans Algiere resigns, citing personal reasons Esch tapped as interim manger Under intense criticism for the better part of two years, largely in part because of the citys mounting debt, the start of the citys own fiber to the home program and the purchase of three previously privately owned utility systems, City Manager Lisa Algiere resigned May 8 at the Dunnellon City Council Workshop. It wasnt the criticism that led the second longest-tenured city manager in the towns history to tender her resignation which was officially accepted Monday at the City Councils regular meeting. Algiere, hired in June 2009, in her resignation, cited personal reasons for ending her almost four-year tenure in the citys top-paid position. In her letter to the City Council, Algiere said her husband has a new job in Tampa and must commute four hours a day to work. She said the commute has placed a strain on my family. Its been an honor serving the City Council and citizens of Dunnellon, said Algiere, who lived in the Sugarmill Woods subdivision in Homosassa Springs. I will truly miss working with my staff that is JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Lisa Algiere JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsSigns dotted the field at Dunnellon High School as participants in the Relay for Life make their way around the track. For more photos, see Page 8. See ALGIERE page 2 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School student Luis Gutierrez waves to the crowd after accepting the firstplace award in the Music Video category for DMS Video, Middle School Blues. Also on stage with Gutierrez, from right, were Eduardo Escalante, Derian Castro, Aaron Cohen, Cameron Pike and Carlos Romero. Presenters were Carol Ely, school board member, and Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham. DMS students bring home 9 firsts, plus Best of Show Beth Wood had an uneasy feeling Friday night at West Port High School. The veteran video production teacher at Dunnellon Middle School typically has her fingers on the pulse of the competition at the annual Marion County Media Festival and how her students work stacks up. But with the competition ever increasing among schools countywide, Woods didnt know if her students dominance would continue at the 12th annual event. It didnt take long to find out. The thunderous applause and ear-piercing screams at the conclusion of the red carpet event, left no doubt that Dunnellon Middle students grasp on the top award is strong. Dunnellon Middle won Best of Show capturing first place in nine additional categories while sweeping four categories. Dunnellon did not place in one category, as Liberty Middle School swept the Teamwork key to Relay for Life Cancer is a journey, but you walk the road alone. There are many places to stop along the way and get nourishment you just have to be willing to take it. Emily Hallenberg Dunnellon High Schools Ned Love Field was the site of a different kind of battle for about 18 hours. Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, the Dunnellon area community gathered in a fight against a common enemy cancer. On a pleasant evening, a crowd focused on teamwork and supporting each other gathered for the annual Relay for Life of Dunnellon. The event gave everyone in our community an opportunity to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, to fight back against this dreaded disease and to remember loved ones lost. You guys are Cancer crusaders, John Klopher said in his opening remarks which drew applause and cheers from See MASTERS page 16 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Utility losing $230,000 per month; citys overall debt more than $27 million JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See RED page 3 Celebrate Fight Back Remember DARLENE MANN Riverland News See RELAY page 14 ABOVE: Dunnellon Elementary student Madison Thurman smiles after accepting a first-place trophy and certificates. BELOW: Greg Thompson, the events host and emcee, welcomes the crowd to the 12th annual Student Media Festival.

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dedicated and committed to serving the citizens of Dunnellon. Ive enjoyed working with the Council and staff to position the city for economic growth. As stipulated in her new contract the City Council approved in October, she provided her two-month notice; however, she requested she be allowed to serve her remaining time as a consultant and be paid the same salary and benefits as stipulated in her contract along with 100 percent of her accrued time. According to her salary, Algiere will earn approximately $12,377.16, plus $800 for car allowance, the next two months. Overall, her base salary was $74,263 with an auto allowance of $400 per month. Had Algiere been fired for any reason, the City Council would have had to pay her five months as well as accrued time. Her tenure likely wont be remembered as positive for those outside of the City Council. In November 2010, the city struck a deal with Regions Bank in Orlando, securing $7.3 million in financing to launch Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. In the contract with the bank, officials pledged the citys shared taxes as collateral for securing the money to build the lofty fiber to the home program. The citys shared taxes are approximately $1.5 million. Overall, the citys budget for Fiscal Year 2013 is $3.7 million. However, Greenlight Communications struggled to get off the ground in the first year, beset by problems securing muchneeded fiber for the ambitious undertaking. Because Greenlight failed to launch in 2011, officials were forced to seek a restructured deal with Regions Bank in November 2011, but details of that agreement were never revealed. Greenlight finally launched by July 2012, but it wasnt a complete system launch and six months later, the citys largest targeted customer base, Rainbow Springs residents launched a boycott of the citys utility program, featuring cable television, Internet and phone. The boycott was in response to the citys purchase of the Rainbow Springs, Juliette Falls and Rio Vista water/sewer utility systems. At the time, the city implemented a 25 percent surcharge after borrowing more than $6 million to complete the purchases of Rainbow Springs and Juliette Falls. Shes become a lightning rod for criticism, Mayor Nathan Whitt said. Frankly, she was in over her head. Thats really my take. She just wasnt able to provide us with basic information off the top of her head. She wasnt able to do that, and I dont know whose idea Greenlight really was. To a degree, I feel sorry for her. I think Lisa got dragged down along a path that led to her demise and, ultimately, her resignation. The bigger picture is shes running from the burning building. Unfortunately, we have a series of tough decisions to make in the next few months. Theyre not going to be pretty; theyre not going to be popular. Councilwoman Lynn McAndrew and Penny Fleeger both thanked Algiere for her service, her dedication, time and talent. Youve done a wonderful job. Dunnellon has never looked better, Fleeger said. You've put us on the right track. Thank you for your foresight. To keep in line with the city charter of a CouncilManager format, the City Council named Eddie Esch as interium city manager until a replacement can be named. According to the city charter, Esch can serve in an interim capacity for up to 90 days at which time the Council must name a new city manager. Though no timetable has been announced for finding a replacement, Mayor Whitt hinted at using the Range Riders program to assist the city in its search. The program does not charge to help find replacements for city managers; however, if the city opted to hire an interim city manager, officials would be required to pay that individual. The City Council said it would discuss the issue at its next workshop, which is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall. 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. 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. 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. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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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 Thank Y ou to All Our Patrons and Futur e Clients! 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 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 Man, 20, charged with possession of marijuana A 20-year-old Ocala man driving erratically along East Pennsylvania Avenue late Sunday night faces one count of possession of marijuana, more than 20 grams, with intent to sell, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report stated. According to the report, Marcellus Wise was spotted by law enforcement authorities driving in the designated parking spaces outside of his travel lane, weaving in and out of traffic, for approximately two blocks. Wise, who was operating a 2007 silver in color Honda, was also following too closely to the vehicle in front of him. The report stated Officer Aaron German initiated the traffic stop at East Pennsylvania Avenue and San Jose Boulevard at which time German requested Wises personal documents and advised him of the reason for the traffic stop. Wise told authorities he was on his way home from playing basketball at the courts on Orlando Street, the report stated, and the vehicle in front of him was driving too slow for him. According to the report, German and Officer Shane Yox detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. German requested Wise exit the vehicle at which time he was issued a written warning for failure to maintain a single lane. The report stated German asked Wise if there was any illegal contraband inside the vehicle and advised Wise he detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle. According to the report, Wise advised authorities he just smoked a blunt inside the vehicle and it was in the trunk. German, the report stated, began searching the vehicle and during the search he located one large plastic bag of green leafy substance, which contained another large plastic bag of green leafy substance, a glass jar which had green leafy substance in the bottom, along with two plastic bags containing a green leafy substance inside the glass jar, which was located inside the center console of the vehicle. The reports stated German conducted individual presumptive field tests on the green leafy substance, all of which tested positive for marijuana. After the field tests, German also found a small digital scale inside the center console and an open box of zip lock bags in the back seat, which matched the plastic bags the marijuana was in. Post Miranda, Wise claimed possession of the marijuana, stating he smokes some of it and sells it to his friends. Wise was transported to the Marion County Jail. His bond was set at $5,000. According to jail records, Wise bonded out Monday. Ocala resident had more than 93 grams in vehicle Police department honored JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsMayor Nathan Whitt presents the officers and staff of the Dunnellon Police Department with a proclamation recognizing May 12 through 18 as Naitonal Police Week. Accepting the proclamation from Mayor Whitt is Police Chief Joanne Black, right. Also pictured in the front row, from left, are: Lt. Sue Webb, Officer Mike Anger, Officer Carolina Rolfes, Cpl. Bruce Arnold, Mayor Whitt and Chief Black; back row, Officers Adam Robinson, Shane Yox, Scott Houts and Aaron German. Not pictured is Officer Mike Miley. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Marcellus Wise NEWS NOTES ALGIERE continued from page 1

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With the resignation of City Manager Lisa Algiere, Mayor Nathan Whitt is seeking an additional shake up in the Dunnellon city government. Mayor Whitt asked for the dismissal of the citys legal representation, Fowler, OQuinn, Feeney & Sneed, PA. However, as part of the dismissal, Whitt called for the firm to perform legal service limited specifically to Rainbow River Ranch Settlement. Mayor Whitt, in explaining his rationale, said his call to dismiss the citys attorney is a business decision, not a personal decision. Currently, the city has spent more than $316,825.54 on legal fees and has a budget of $463,000. At the current place, Whitt said, the city is on course to spend more than $600,000 in legal fees and cannot justify that amount. We cannot afford that, Whitt said. This isnt personal, this is about business sense. We cannot afford that amount. If we go over budget, where are we going to get the money from? Councilman Erik Collop said he had been in touch with officials from Ocala. The city of Ocala pays its attorney a fee of $200 per hour, while Dunnellon pays $275. Thats a lot for the city of Dunnellon, he said, explaining hes never seen Skip Fowler, the citys designated attorney. I have never seen him in the time Ive been here, and I know thats not long, but I think if hes our attorney, he should come see us more often. We pay him a lot of money. Collop also contended that if Fowler, OQuinn, Feeney & Sneed, PA, wanted to continue to serve as legal counsel for the city, it would behoove Fowler to come and discuss the financial agreement. He also suggested the firm take a pay cut to fall in line with other cities. At the City Council workshop on May 8, Collop noted with the city mired in two lawsuits the Rainbow River Ranches settlement and the Rainbow Springs utility suit still in play, he said allowing Marsha Segal-George, the citys assistant attorney, to finish those out would be a wise decision. On Monday night, Collop had changed his stance. I have lost faith in Ms. Marsha to provide us with sound legal advice, he said. But because there was uncertainty in what the Council, or the city for that matter, could do regarding changing the scope of legal services, Mayor Whitt amended his motion to call for a review of the contract between the city and Fowler, OQuinn, Feeney & Sneed, PA. Vice Mayor Dennis Evans agreed to the change, voting with Mayor Whitt and Collop to review the contract before the Council decides the fate of its legal representation. Evans main concern was relieving Fowler, OQuinn, Feeney & Sneed, PA, of their legal obligations to represent the city. Evans contended the large legal fees were reasonable given the scope of work the city has tasked the law firm with, from starting up Greenlight Communications to reworking ordinances, writing new ones and going through the other necessary steps in the process, as well as the recent land annexations to helping launch Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. Collop contended her involvement with Greenlight was outside her scope of expertise, which is one key reason he wanted the city to cut ties with her. Councilwomen Lynne McAndrew and Penny Fleeger both voted against the measure. However, well after the vote and in the midst of conversation about legal fees, Fleeger called for a motion to have city staff review the contract with Fowler, OQuinn, Feeney & Sneed, PA. Weve voted on it already, Mayor Whitt reminded her. Segal-George, who kept quiet during the discussions, did address the Council briefly. Ive always done what was in the best interest of the city, she said. Ive never done otherwise. She said Collops statement shook her though. In my 30 years, Ive never had anyone say they had lost faith in my abilities, she explained. If the city does opt to terminate its contract with Fowler, OQuinn, Feeney & Sneed, PA., it must give six weeks notice, in writing. That would then allow the city to contract with a new law firm for legal services. the city as well. How to solve the financial problems will be the first task of many for Pierpont Consultants, which is slated to give an executive summary of its study and findings. A task force has been created to help the city tackle each issue, one by one. We will find out more when John and his crew present their findings and make their recommendations, Whitt said. I have a feeling, we have a lot of work ahead of us. Overall, the city finds itself with a debt of $27 million-plus, which includes the Greenlight total. Most of the debt includes bond payments, or debt services. Also included in the $27-million total is the $6-plus million the city borrowed in December 2011 to purchase the Rainbow Springs and Juliette Falls utility systems. Yet, the biggest concern among the Council was Greenlights staggering loss of operating income, which continues to add up on a month-by-month basis. A feasibility study conducted by now formerCity Manager Lisa Algiere in 2010 showed Greenlight had the potential to be a moneymaking initiate within two years of its launch and the ability to serve more than 7,000 customers. The study stated the city could likely net up to 3,000 customers in the Rainbow Springs area, which might have happened had it not been for the citys 25 percent surcharge implemented when officials bought the aforementioned utility systems. A majority of Rainbow Springs residents launched a full-scale boycott of the citys fiber to the home program in January 2011 in protest of the surcharge, and those residents have stuck to their guns in opting not to use Greenlight despite limited options for cable television and Internet providers. We need you folks in Rainbow Springs to sign up, and get yourselves connected to a real Internet system, Fleeger implored to the crowd, which chuckled slightly at her comment. This is no laughing matter, Mayor Whitt said. Vice Mayor Dennis Evans asked Richard Jones of the citys audit firm, Powell & Jones, CPA, if it was possible for his firm to conduct a line-by-line audit of cash in, cash out, of Greenlight to see if any problems exist with expenditures? Jones told the vice mayor it was possible to do so; however, a complete audit could take up to three months to finish. Of course, he noted, it also depended on the depth of the audit the city wanted done. No further action was taken, but the Council did note it would revisit the matter at an upcoming meeting. In other action, the Council: Approved a contract with Tradewinds Power Corp. for a generator in the amount of $34,360 for the Juliette Falls Water Treatment Plant. The city was piggybacking on a contract with the Marion County Sheriffs Office. Approved a contract with On-Site Power Inc. for $12,897 to relocate a generator from Juliette Falls to Rainbow Springs Water Treatment Plant and to connect a new generator at the Juliette Falls plant. Approved a contract with DGG Taser in the amount of $11,071.35 for 10 new Tasers for the Dunnellon Police Department. According to Chief Joanne Black, the current Tasers are unreliable and Tasers purchased through DGG are compatible with the cartridges currently on hand. Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 3 000ERIX 000EX9V 20980 Powell Rd., Dunnellon 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath House Historic District of Dunnellon $75,000 Contact Lawton Sadler 352-486-4731 000EX8Q Steeple Chase Plaza 8585 SR 200 Unit 18 Ocala, FL 34481 (Dawn) 352-291-2242 (John) 352-291-2243 carouselfinefurniture@hotmail.com 000EXA8 Handcrafted Guitars Offered Q. Where do you see your business going in the next 5 years? In the next 5 years R & M Guitars will be a brand name for handmade guitars, have a crew of employees in this trade and a larger manufacturing building. Q. What is your business address, phone number and email? We are located at 20372 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432, Ste 5. Email: rmguitars@gmail.com Cell: 386-590-9161. This weeks Riverland News Business Spotlight is on R & M Guitars, LLC. Q. How long has your business been in operation? Two months in Dunnellon. Q. What is a typical day like at your business? Building customer acoustic guitars and repairing guitars for customers full res torations, bridge repairs, refrets, cracks, braces, set-up and restringing. Giving advise and showing customers the ins and outs of building a guitar. Q. What do customers like best about your business? Location. Having a unique business in town. Friendly service and craftsmanship. Q. Describe the service/product you offer. Luthier guitar repair. Custom-built guitars Q. What is something your business offers that people dont expect? Handmade guitars and Luthier service. Most people think it is a music store. Q. Why did you choose this business? 40 years of playing the guitar led me to this business. Passion for the instrument. Several years of repairing my own guitars and building them. I also felt that Dunnellon is a perfect town for this kind of business. Solution to puzzle on Page 14 AmemberoftheFloridaPressAssociation352-489-2731 352-489-6593(Fax)The RiverlandNews servesDunnellonandthesurroundingareas:Blue Cove,Chatmire,HillsofOcala,LakeTropicana,RainbowsEnd,Rainbow LakesEstates,AlltheRainbowSpringsArea,RioVistaandVogtSprings.The RiverlandNews isdeliveredonThursdaytosubscribersbyour carriersandmail.Thenewspaperisalsoavailableinsideareastores andatvariousboxesthroughoutthecommunity.Localsubscriptionrate is$27ayear.CallforFloridaandout-of-Floridarates. The RiverlandNews ispublishedinDunnellon,FLbyCitrusPublishing, Inc.,1624N.MeadowcrestBlvd.,CrystalRiver,FL34429-5760. CALL489-2731 ForInformationOnDisplayAdvertisingAnd Business&ChurchDirectoryAds. CALL888-852-2340or352-563-5655 7a.m.to4p.m.MondaythroughFriday, or7to10a.m.Sundays ForInformationOnSubscriptions TOSUBMITNEWSITEMSEMAILTO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWSDEADLINEISNOONFRIDAY. Newsitemsabouthappeningsatareachurchesandclubs,schooland sportingactivities,militarypromotions,announcementofbirths, anniversaries,engagements,weddings,firstand90+birthdays,and similarcommunitynewsitemsareacceptedforpublication.PERIODICALPOSTAGEPAIDATDUNNELLON,FL. SECONDCLASSPERMIT#681-730POSTMASTER:Sendaddresschangesto: RIVERLANDNEWS,20441E.PENNSYLVANIAAVE.,DUNNELLON,FL34432-6035 RED continued from page 1 Womens Club donates to Boys & Girls Special to the Riverland NewsThe Womens Club of Dunnellon presented a $3,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon Building Fund. The Womens Club raised the money at its annual Fashion Show. Accepting the donation, from left, are: Teisha Jackson, Pat McJunkin, Gerry Lane, Joanne Schemery and Treva Matthews. City to review legal contract Marsha Segal-George JEFF BRYAN Riverland News 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, such as dish and laundry detergent as well as shampoo, lotion, deodorant and toothpaste, and clothing will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. For information, call Geri Davis 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660 .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. For information, call 465-5807. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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4 Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 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 Threat to river is real, but what is real threat?Awareness of the fragility of our rivers and springs as well as their economic potential is at a fever pitch these days and that is a wonderful thing. Both the Silver and Rainbow rivers have been neglected in both areas far too long. Water quality in all of Marion Countys springs has dramatically decreased during the last decade. That is why it is important, now more than ever, to effectively address the issues of how best to protect our resources and create economy at the same time. What a golden opportunity we have to demonstrate to the world how to live well and in a sustainable fashion with our environment. It will take perseverance and discernment. Perseverance because the challenge is daunting, and the seriousness of the present environmental situation due to neglect is dire. Discernment because the No. 1 threat to our goal is mistaking Nimbyism environmentalism. For those unfamiliar to the term Nimby, it stands for Not In My Back Yard. This describes those who muddy the waters of the discussion by pushing through things like the Rainbow River Corridor Protection Plan. We can call an oppressive ordinance written by homeowners wishing to restrict someone else from building a dock adjacent to their dock whatever we want, but one thing is certain it will not stop nitrates from leaching into the springs from cattle farms miles away, and there is the danger. We cannot take our eyes off the ball. Many will raise a hue and cry, wrapped in a flag of pseudoenvironmentalism they will present arguments such as we have seen recently if you are against the river protection plan, then ergo you must want to destroy the river. We will argue and battle and the real culprits who are destroying the water will continue on. Those who are truly concerned with protecting our springs must not allow homeowners seeking state tax dollars to purchase themselves backyards to control the conversation, nor for that matter those wishing to write unreasonable and overreaching legislation designed not to protect Tough choices lay ahead A fter my mom died, I decided it was time to move. I have wanted to move into a smaller place for a while. If there had been more condos available when I first moved here, I would have gone that route. Between the house, the yard and the pool it has become too much for my aging body. Sorry, I wont be leaving Dunnellon, so you will still have to put up with me. I live in a big house for one person who cant seem to keep her clothes off the floor and papers in a drawer. Downsizing is the word of the day. During the past 10 years I have been saying I am going to live a minimalist style of life. Gosh, I set lofty goals that I have no capability of achieving. I am a slob. I own it. It is who I am. I can clean up well for company but on any given day you will find my house a mess. In order to sell my house, I have to get rid of the junk. Normally, I would call it a four-letter word, but I will keep it clean for the paper. It is everywhere. If I dropped dead today, I pity the person who would have to clean out my house. My family had our big yard sale where we sold most of my moms possessions and some of our own. I thought I had done a great job at clearing out the things that, at the moment of purchase, seemed so valuable. Now that they are covered in decades of dust, I cant remember why or where I purchased it. I was wrong, I barely touched the surface of junk removal. No pat on the back for me. When I was having the yard sale, the rest of the junk inside my house was procreating. Why do we put so much personal attachment on things when memories live inside us? Due to my mothers love of anything HGTV, I could stage a house and sell it with my eyes closed. The No. 1 rule to selling your home is to declutter take all the personal things away. No one cares about your collection of frogs, your 7-yearolds artwork magnetized to your fridge or the tastefully done nude painting of you hanging over your bed. These are just a few of the things that HGTV has highlighted as a nono in the selling process. So after the yard sale, I began to declutter by boxing up the stuff I was going to keep that possible buyers dont really need to see. Luckily, that does not include any nude renderings of me. I have come to the conclusion I could have a second yard sale Is it time to move forward? 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. OUR VOICE LETTERS TIME TO SMILE THE JERSEY GIRL A s a writer, every experience and encounter becomes a story in my mind. All day long I think about things and see things that I want to write about. Recently, we visited a local restaurant and sat outside at a table by the water, with a gentle breeze blowing, steak and shrimp on the table, iced cold beer chilling, while we listened to a good friend play some easy-listening tunes. It was one of those out of body experiences. It was the perfect evening, with both the husband and I in good moods. Not too hot, not too cold. It was something I had to put down on paper. I turned to him and remarked, How many people get to live in a town with a river like this? Two rivers, he corrected. Ahh, how right he is. For where else in this world can you enjoy pleasure and beauty such as this? I know my family in New Jersey and Iowa are still waiting for it to warm up and my friends in Colorado are busy watching it snow. They would be so darn jealous if they could see me now. Russell invited an out of town friend over a few weeks ago and he commented that we live in paradise. For just a few pennies we can load our kayaks onto the top of our golf cart, head down to the crystal clear Rainbow River, throw some dogs on the grill and relax. We have the perfect setting at our fingertips. But this is not another story praising the Rainbow River. This is a story about Dunnellon, the town we choose to live in. It is more than upsetting to read the negative letters pouring in week after week. And even though most of it is deserved I still feel weve gotten a bad rap lately. Or maybe I just remember how this town used to be and know that it can be that way again. So lets list the virtues of our small town. First of all, how many other communities pull together to make miracles happen? Whether its raising money for a local hair stylist who is severely ill or a young man in desperate need of a heart transplant, it warms my heart when, through prayer and fundraising, we are able to make it happen. For the most part, its still a safe place to live. We may not be able to keep our houses unlocked the way we did years ago, but we can walk the streets at night feeling safe or help a stranger without fear that we will be mugged or murdered. Likewise, we can walk into any bank or furniture store and call the people by their first names. I hate what is happening to our reputation. We seem to be divided down the middle with no compromise. Dare I compare us to Washington, D.C.? I also hate that we are in such financial straits, which actually brings me back to the purpose of my story. If you havent eaten out in our town lately you need to do so. Not City will boom again M oving on with the departure of embattled and now former City Manager Lisa Algiere will be no small task. But what does moving forward actually entail? What must happen next? Who will city officials choose to fill the void for the long term? Is that even applicable in this scenario? First, the city must find a reliable candidate who understands what the city has to offer. Initially, its not much if one looks at the impending financial disasters. However, one must look at the long-term picture. Before finding a replacement though, the City Council must decide which route is best for finding a suitable replacement. We would strongly recommend the City Council dig deep into their pockets and hire the Range Riders program to put out the message Dunnellon is in need of a new city manager. Most people would probably agree the advertisement should read: City of Dunnellon seeks city manager, skills as miracle worker a must. Thats not necessarily the case, but not too farfetched. The Council must realize an independent group is the lone option available. Piecing together any type of committee with government employees, City Council members and citizens just wont do. Current employees should not have a say in who their next boss shall be. The real world does not work that way and neither should government. The City Council and citizens in the community should not be asked to band together, and while this might be too blunt, but asking Rainbow Springs residents to participate would be unwise as well. There is no denying those residents have a wealth of knowledge and skill sets, but we would wonder if theyd be able to remain impartial with a potentially sizable class-action lawsuit winding its way through the court system. Add to that, the hurt feelings from the utility take over and 25 percent See LETTERS page 5 See SMILE page 5 See JERSEY page 5 Audrey Beem See VOICE page 5 Kathleen Wallace

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anything but their view. Here is a suggestion, because the east side of the Rainbow River is no more environmentally important than the west side. Residents must comply with whatever protection plan they want to impose on their neighbors. Remove your docks and re-foliate the first 150 feet of your property line. If your home sits within 150 feet of the ordinary high water line, tear it down. It has been polluting our river far too long. One way or another it still wouldnt address the real environmental problems that are and have been before us. It is going to be up to those who are truly committed to protecting and restoring our precious springs to stay focused on the science of our aquifer and not get caught up in a land grab. Jerry Vaughn,Dunnellon Council, residents have tough road aheadThe old adage that there is good news and bad news certainly applies to the recent events in Dunnellon city government. The good news: Lisa Algiere is finally gone. The bad news: it took so long. Her management style, bad decision making and, I would say, incompetence has placed this city at great peril. I believe upcoming information will show how desperate the citys fiscal shape is in. However, it is only fair that the blame and shame of the state of Dunnellon be shared by some on the current Council and past members of the City Council. I believe that their failure of oversight, management and lack of performance to do their fiduciary duties will come to public light in a shocking revelation. For example, I was at the City Council meeting when former Mayor Fred Ward and the City Council were praising Ms. Algieres Fiscal Year 2012 performance annual review, she got high ratings and were apologizing that they could not give her a bigger raise. Mayor Ward, with the concurrence of the Council, took it upon himself to increase Algieres car allowance to $4600 annually, a $1000 increase. Ms. Algieres severance package was also increased in case she was fired. I only bring this up as it highlights the Councils bad judgment, management decisions, knowledge of situation and incomprehensible ability to not recognize the path of failure that Ms. Algiere had placed the city on, with their concurrence. The Greenlight debacle alone should have been enough to set off alarm bells to even the ardent supporter of Ms. Algiere. For the past year, I have been following city events, the Council has ignored financial math, actual performance and required no accountability for repeated and ongoing failures. To sum, the Council has ignored reality, the question is why? As I sat in the audience of the Council meeting, it was sometimes hard to comprehend the poor decision making and lack of oversight of the City Council. Honestly, Mayor Whitt and Councilman Erik Collop changed that dynamic and examined issues, purchase request and asked questions. Unfortunately, it was too ;ittle, too late. Greenlight has a communications manager and an extra house for parking, but no operational manager for example. The past poor performance of the City Council needs to be addressed as it is truly mind boggling. Mayor Whitt, at the last Council workshop, using good sound judgment called for an outside interim city manager. I certainly hope this is the course of action taken. There needs to be a completely uninvolved, objective, non-tainted and competent outside manager to instill public confidence. I commend Mayor Whitt for his head on, take the bull by the horns approach to solve a problem that he knowingly inherited. He needs to be appreciated and supported. In the interest of public disclosure, I did donate the princely handsome sum of $25 to Mayor Whitt during his campaign. I am not a friend, acquaintance or have any type of relationship with Mayor Whitt. All I wanted, and got, was a good, honest, hard working, intelligent ethical mayor to govern Dunnellon as the Dunnellon area is where I live and I care about it. The Dunnellon area cannot succeed without Dunnellon. I state this as Mayor Whitt, Councilman Collop and other council members who want to change the course of Dunnellon will need the support of all citizens who care about Dunnellon in the upcoming tough, critical weeks. I have attended enough Council meetings to know that these two gentlemen will do what is best for Dunnellon. I hope others join them. I urge the other members of the Council to be open minded, acceptance of change, analytical and put Dunnellon on a path of good sound governance. The boil of the past mistakes must be examined and lanced, but the balm of good governing can heal. The city is going to face some tough times where personal, emotional and petty defensive performance will not solve the problems to come. The welfare and future viability of Dunnellon should be the only focus of all. Frankly, I am not surprised at the recent and upcoming information that will unfold. I am surprised the lid stayed on so long in the pressure cooker of poor management. To paraphrase the Prince of Denmark, something is rotten in Dunnellon and to be or not to be, that is the question for Dunnellon. If the city stays on its present course it will be suicide. For the city to be, the citizens must support Mayor Whitt and the City Council as they go though a challenging time. Steven Swett, Dunnellon only do we have some really good food to brag about but there are now a few with some really nice scenery. We can contribute to our town surviving and thriving if we do our business here as much as possible. While floating down the river years ago, I often wondered why nobody had taken advantage of putting restaurants along that route. Of course, its because none of it is zoned for commercial use, but what a gold mine that would have been. Could you imagine stopping half way down the 4-hour float for a juicy burger and iced cold drink? When I look at Crystal River and how its grown, Im sure that the eating establishments directly on the water have helped. I know city officials want to protect the river, but I wish we had more opportunities to enjoy it. Wouldnt it be wonderful to have an Applebees or Crabshack in town, or any chain restaurant for that matter? We got excited about Lowes, and then there were rumors about a Publix. However, neither were to be. But Dunnellon could be booming, like it used to be. People could be flocking in, looking forward to the eating, shopping and natural beauty that we have to offer. We have the resources. We just need to make better choices. Maybe getting rid of the red-light cameras might help, or how about making the town easier on the eyes as youre passing through? I love my town, but Im disappointed in some bad choices. Only with progress can Dunnellon be great again. and a third and, possibly, a fourth. It amazes me how much stuff I have gathered in one short lifetime. I am moving from a six-room house to a three-room house. What do I do with all the extra stuff? How does one decide on keeping one beloved teddy bear over another? What vase that never gets used stays and what vase that never got used goes? Do I keep the broken wooden clogs that have been in the family for generations that supposedly belonged to some vaudeville performer that no one can remember the name of? Right now, the idea of owning nothing sounds wonderful. I wouldnt have to make any decisions about what to do with the more than 400 records I own: eBay, sell locally, arts and craft project or yard sale? Ugh! It is all too much. Between removing my mothers lifetime of possessions and moving my own I am overwhelmed. Deciding what to wear is the biggest decision I want to make today. I usually get that wrong, so how can I be trusted with the big decisions? Seriously, I went to Winn-Dixie with my sweat pants on backward the other day. I didnt notice until I reached for a front pocket that had been relocated to my rear. Andy, my friends exhusband, would say that is what I get for wearing sweats in public. He would not go anywhere with some one in sweat clothes. They had to be worn for workout purposes only. You can see why he is an ex-husband. My house is a wreck with half made decisions. I am exhausted. Who has time to grieve when there is so much to be done? OK, breathe deep Wallace, you are losing it. Do one of those just for today things. Like, just for today I am going to close my eyes to the mess and pretend it does not exist. Yes, I know I do that most days. Just for today, I am going to play my moms record and be sad. Just for today, I will look at old photo albums of people I no longer remember and not worry about where I am going to store 87 photo albums. Aaah, thats it, relax, release and let it all go. I think it is time for a massage. Thats sounds perfect. I would make an appointment, but I packed the phone books. Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 5 Dunnellon NEW OFFICE 20170 E. Pennsylvania Ave. (352) 789-1559 Inverness 2036 Hwy. 44 W. (352) 586-7599 Homosassa 5699 S. Suncoast Blvd. (352) 621-8000 000EXBC 2012 2012 2012 2012 May is Better Hearing Month Schedule your FREE hearing test today! Hearing loss and Tinnitus solutions Is it just wax?... dont guess. CALL NOW, It is FREE Call Now For Our Valuable May Specials Worth Up To $250 000EXK0 The Villages 633-7019 Ocala 671-5374 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 000EWO9 000EXOO surcharge and they might simply be looking out for their own interests. Yet, before the fifth city manager in town history can be hired, the Council could take plenty of steps to repair the fractured divide, not only inside the city limits but outside it as well. First and, perhaps of the utmost importance, is what are the financial ramifications of Greenlight Communications and where does the lofty fiber to the home program stand? That can be easily answered with revealing the complete details of the report conducted by Pierpont Consulting. If you want buy in from the community, which was sorely lacking during Algieres tenure, its time to unveil the truth, no matter how ugly or devastating it might be. Frankly, with $8.8 million of taxpayers money on the line, honesty is the best policy. And for those doing their math at home, you can factor the bond money ($7.3 million) and the loan from the water/ sewer reserves ($1.5) together. Secondly, what is the Councils plan regarding red-light cameras when it comes time to re-sign a contract with American Traffic Solutions. The public will agree, theyve been nothing but bad for business in Dunnellon. If you want to take a step toward improving your relations with small business owners, having ATS take their cameras home would be a great first step. Third, what plans are the Council considering if the county opts to cut its share of gas tax with municipalities countywide. In reality, its not a matter of if, just when. Those whove been paying close attention to this topic have probably read between the lines and realize, the County Commission has made up its mind, theyre just waiting to deliver the bombshell of news to the public. Finally, and most important, be honest with everyone. Bad news is bad, but folks typically get over it, because its easier to forget about bad news. But not being honest, thats like pouring salt in an open wound. Its time to let the wounds of the past go and move forward, and that means making the most of what we have, promoting it and protecting it. J ER S EY continued from page 4 V OICE continued from page 4 S MILE continued from page 4 LETTER S continued from page 4

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The annual Sunflower Festival was held April 10 at Rainbow Springs State Park, and attended by approximately 100 guests from area assisted-living and nursing homes. From the presenting of the flags, the Pledge of Allegiance, the flag folding ceremony and the blessings bestowed by the chaplain from American Legion Post No. 58, everything seemed to make this particular luncheon the best one yet. Working together to serve the guests, park volunteers, members of FORS (Friends of Rainbow Springs) and staff of the park, delivered plates of freshly grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with beans, potato salad and cold lemonade and iced tea. The smell from the barbecue grill was so enjoyable; many of the elderly guests could not help but ask for a second serving. For dessert, a cake decorated in sunflowers was presented. The Shade Tree Pickers provided the entertainment, offering a selection of music that prompted many guests to get up and dance. While some people danced with partners, others danced with the two jovial clowns who were there to entertain as well. From the banjos to the washboard, music flowed endlessly. One session thoroughly enjoyed by all was the Shade Tree Pickers performing as the Soggy Bottom Boys and presenting music from the film, O Brother Where Art Thou? Thats when the hand-clapping and feet-stomping really got loud. Several of the attendees had never been to Rainbow Springs State Park before and it was their first-time attending the Sunflower Festival. I have a terrible confession to get off my chest. It is a secret I have tried to hide from family and friends for years. Up to this point, I have been fairly successful in hiding this but I believe the time has come to clear the air. Having a secret is a terrible burden to bear, especially around people who know you. You always run the risk that somebody is going to find out and then tell everybody and then the whole world knows your secret. The purpose of a secret is so that nobody knows. If it gets out, it is no longer a secret. I even tried to keep this from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, which comes as close to walking on water as I have ever come. Several times, she has come close to finding out this deepseated secret of mine. Even though this is risky business, I need to make a full confession. Someone has said that confession is good for the soul, but I am not quite sure. My confession is this, and please do not hate me because of it, I love to take afternoon naps. There, I said it. I am not sure what it did for my soul but I do not feel any happier about making this confession. I am a firm believer in what some people refer to as the power nap. The problem is I live amongst a people that believe if you take a nap in the afternoon you are either very young or are getting very old. The former is not the issue, and I will take issue with the latter. I must admit that there was a time in my life when I did not take time out for naps. In fact, I had a hard time going to bed before midnight. I hated going to bed and could not wait until morning came so I could jump out of bed and get back to work. Do not get me wrong, I was not a workaholic. I just liked what I was doing. I am not sure when it started but I noticed a few years ago I was not resisting going to bed like before. I did not fight it as much as I used to. If the truth were known, hopefully it wont be, as soon as my head hit the pillow the Sandman started doing his thing. It was not long before I started sneaking 40 winks in the afternoon. I distinctly remember one afternoon when my wife came in and said, Youre not taking a nap, are you? I know lying is not a good thing, especially to your spouse. Sometimes when you are in a fix such as I was in at that moment, the truth scampers in the opposite direction. No, I stuttered as she looked at me. I was just meditating. I guess everybody snores when theyre meditating, she said with a smirk on her face. From then on, it was a game trying to get in a nap without getting into trouble. I did find out that after one of my power naps I was able to do a lot more work. However, I kept that bit of information to myself. Then my whole world changed. Dont you like it when something happens proving you are right? It does not happen very often to me, but when it does, I relish it like a freshly baked apple fritter. I happened to be watching some television news program. I confess I was half dozing and watching at the same time, but suddenly they said something that got my full salute attention. According to the news story, and they cant put it on TV unless its true, right? But according to this story, research showed that there were a great many benefits associated with afternoon naps. That was enough for me and I, like the gentleman I am, called for my wife to come and watch this news story with me. Some things in life should be shared and this was one of them. Afternoon naps drastically reduce the danger of heart attack and improve a persons memory. So, I said to my wife after the story, what do you think of that? She smiled and looked at me and said, Well, it must work because you never forget to take a nap. I will forgive her for the hilarious laughter following her remark. Just so you know, the laughter did not come from me. I may have been smiling on the outside but I was snorting on the inside. For years, I thought taking an afternoon nap was rather beneficial. Now I have the proof and I can indulge in a daily power nap without feeling any sense of guilt at all. I love it when I have been proven right. Now I take great delight in one of my favorite Bible passages. Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls (Matthew 11:28-29). A friend of mine often says, Come apart and rest a while or youll just come apart. An afternoon nap has unashamedly become part of my daily activity.6 Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 0007XX9 To Advertise in the Church Directory Call Cheryl (352) 489-2731 000EY1C 489-2685 Hall Available For Community Functions Hol y Fai t h Epi scopal Church 19924 W. Bl ue Cove Dr. Dunnel l on T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Servi ces 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Coffee Hour 9:00 AM Heal i ng Servi ce 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 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 000EWOB 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 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 Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . 4:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000EHXG Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name 000EHWM 000ESHZ In Loving Memory MARGARET C. KUNZ March 12, 1929 May 16, 2011 Margie, it has been two years since you left us. I still look at the same pictures and the many items we bought from all our travels. And I think of you. We still love and miss you deeply. Charlie, your loving family, and many friends. 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 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 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 Now thats news pastor can really use OUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder Sunflower festival blossoms Photos special to the Riverland NewsMembers of American Legion Post No. 58, the Legion Womens Auxiliary, Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park (FORS) and employees of the state park gather for a group photo prior to the start of the annual Sunflower Festival. Assisted-living facility residents honored at festival SHARON HUSTON Special to the Riverland News ABOVE: Attendees enjoy refreshments and conversation prior to lunch being served. BELOW: Nicki Aiken, park services specialist, escorts a guest to the Felburn Pavilion for the annual Sunflower Festival.

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Hospice COPD Support Group to meet Hospice of Marion County invites you to the only COPD Support Group in the county. The group is for anyone with breathing concerns and those who care about someone with a breathing problem. It is a positive environment providing education and support. The Ocala Airheads meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday monthly at the West Marion Medical Plaza in the second floor community room. For more information, call Leigh Hutson at 352-484-5458. AA group meets weekly at Baptist churchLight in Dark Places, a new Alcohols Anonymous (AA) group, will meet at noon Mondays at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon at 20831 Powell Road. The public is welcome. For more information, call Francis Endryck at 352476-2819 or email fendryck@tampabay.rr. com. Nar-Anon hosts weekly meetingsThe Nar-Anon Family Group hosts the Together We Grow meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204. NarAnon is for family and friends of addicts, sharing experiences, strength, hope, and providing a path to serenity and peace of mind. For information, visit www.NARANONFL.org.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. Reformers Unanimous meetings scheduledReformers Unanimous is an addictions program developed from more than a decade of experience, and is the fastest growing faith-based addictions program in America. Meetings are directed not toward a specific addiction, but toward overcoming any addiction through the Higher Power that is Jesus Christ. For more information, as well as success testimonies, visit the national website at www.reformu. com. Local meetings are at 7 p.m. Fridays at Riverland Baptist Church, one mile north of State Road 40 on U.S. 41. Caregivers Support Group meets monthlyThe Caregivers Support Group meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly at The First United Methodist Church on State Road, Dunnellon. For information, contact Bob Henton at 465-5862 or email rhenton584@aol. com Voter registration drive slated The 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. Knights to host 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. 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 drop-off 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. Writers Group meets Saturdays 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. Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 7 0 0 0 E Q U 3 000EQFF Deven Medical Center We Specialize In Diabetes Care Most Advanced Diabetes Treatments Heart Disease Cancer Screenings Physicians Weight Loss Physical Exams Sick Visits U.T. Deven M.D. Elizabeth Pike, ARNP-C Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner NEW PATIENTS AND WALK-INS WELCOME Open: M-F 9:00-5:00 and Sat. 9:00-11:00 Board Certified Internal Medicine 000ER83 INGLIS 352-447-2122 41 N. Inglis Ave., Inglis DUNNELLON 352-465-1919 11707 N. Williams St., Dunnellon Across from Bank of America High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Lab EKG Pap Smears NEWS NOTES Church schedules flea market SaturdayThe 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 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. 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. 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.Clothe the Children benefit slated The Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in conjunction with Bob Evans Restaurant, will host a Family Community Day on Wednesday, May 29, to help raise funds for the churchs Clothe the Children drive. Fifteen percent of all meal tickets will be donated toward the program. A flier must be presented at checkout and can be obtained at the restaurant at State Road 200 and County Road 484 the week prior to the event or at the church office at U.S. 41 and State Road 40. For information, call 489-5954. Church to host mens ministry Join 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. New womens Bible study slatedNew Womens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womans Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For more information check us out in Facebook at One Womans Prayer. CHURCH EVENTS Annie W. Johnson volunteers recognized Special to the Riverland NewsMr. and Mrs. Tony Mathews, Pete Hulse and Bill Brassell dish up food at the recent Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Center annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner for volunteers at the thrift store and center. Officials highlighted accomplishments for 2012 along with goals for 2013. There were 52 individuals, including staff and board members, in attendance to enjoy a catered meal while the volunteers were recognized for their service with each receiving a special gift. SUPPORT GROUPS

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8 Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 ABOVE: Luminaria bags honor or remember anyone that has fought cancer. For a donation the bags are inscribed with the honorees name and lit during an evening ceremony. RIGHT: Katelyn VanValkenburgh poses in her Ninja Turtle costume Friday at the Dunnellon Relay for Life at Dunnellon High School. BELOW: Sarah Janosik, left, and Shelby Webb enjoy a medieval battle rittlual on an inflatible jousting plastform during Relay for Life. ABOVE: Ten-year-old Jade Deonath worked with the firefighters team to raise money during Relay for Life. BELOW: Danielle Duke, 6, gets her face painted by Tonya DeRose at Relay for Life. The face painting was a very popular fundraiser, which DeRose also did at Boomtown Days to help raise money for Relay. Survivors make their way around the track Friday during the opening lap, or the Survivors Lap, to mark opening ceremonies at the Dunnellon Relay for Life at Dunnellon High School. Thus far, more than $22,000 was raised during the Dunnellon Relay for Life. Photo by DARLENE MANN, JULIE MANCINI and STEVE WHITE/Riverland News One step at a time

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Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 9 FAMILY FEATURES T he ripe olive is one of the most versatile foods in the pantry. While delicious on its own, olives also add flavor to a number of dishes from soups and salads to appetizers and entrees. One dish, that features olives predominantly and is as versatile as its main ingredient, is tapenade. Tapenade originated in Provence, France, as a simple mixture of chopped olives, with various herbs and spices and is often used as a spread on crackers or a condiment. There are many different recipes for tapenade, and the first step is selecting the type of olive to use. Green and black California Ripe Olives are perfect because of their mild taste and ability to blend well with other flavors. To ensure you are purchasing California Ripe Olives, check the label to see if theyre a product of the U.S. Tapenades are as varied as they are deli cious, with con sis tencies that range from a spreadable paste to a chunky, salsa-like mixture. And their flavors can span the globe, from Greek and Mexican to Asian and French. A simple ripe olive base is all you need to create a world of flavor. Here are three very different approaches to tapenade. The first is inspired from where the olives come from California and includes garlic, shallots and fresh basil. The second has a Mexican flair with chipotle peppers and fresh cilantro. Finally, its Eastmeets-West with an Asian-inspired version that balances the mild olive flavors with spicy Sriracha and fresh ginger. Although delicious with crackers and a traditional cheese plate, there are a number ofcreativewaystoenjoytape nade, including: Mixing with sour cream for a zesty dip As a spread on sandwiches Spooned on tacos with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese Stuffed into chicken breasts for a flavor ful kick Spread on pizza dough and topped with cheese and veggies For more recipes featuring California Ripe Olives, visit www.CalOlive.org.California Wine Country TapenadePrep time: 10 minutes | Chill time: 1 hour Makes 8 to 10 servings 1/2 cup chopped shallots 1/4 cup chopped smoked sun-dried tomatoes 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 6-ounce can California Green Ripe Olives, well drained 1 6-ounce can California Black Ripe Olives, well drained 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Crackers or toasted baguette slices Place shallots, sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar and garlic in a food processor and pulse on and offuntilfinelychopped.Addolives, basil, salt and pepper and pulse again until chopped. Cover and chill for 1 hour. (May be prepared 1 day ahead.) Serve with crackers or toasted baguette slices. Spicy Asian TapenadePrep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 5 minutes | Chill time: 1 hour Makes 8 to 10 servings Tapenade: 2 6-ounce cans California Ripe Olives, well drained 1/2 cup minced onion 2 tablespoons olive or peanut oil 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (unseasoned) 1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil 2 cloves garlic, minced Crispy Won Ton Dippers: 24 square won ton wrappers, each cut into 2 triangles Olive oil cooking spray Sea salt to taste Crispy Won Ton Cups: 24 square won ton wrappers Olive oil cooking spray Place all tapenade ingredients in a food processor and pulse on and off until finely chopped. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Meanwhile for dippers, preheat oven to 400F and line 2 baking sheets with foil. Cut won ton wrappers in half and place on baking sheets; coat with olive oil spray and season lightly with salt. Bake for 5 minutes or until golden brown. For cups, preheat oven to 350F. Spray won ton wrappers on both sides with olive oil cooking spray. Press into 24 mini muffin cups, pressing all the way into the bottom. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown; let cool.Mexican TapenadePrep time: 10 minutes | Chill time: 1 hour Makes 8 to 10 servings 2 6-ounce cans California Ripe Olives, well drained 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 green onions, sliced 1 canned chipotle pepper plus 2 teaspoons adobo sauce from can Good quality tortilla chips Drain olives well and place in a food processor with all remaining ingredients except chips. Pulse on and off until finely chopped. Cover and chill for 1 hour. (May be prepared 1 day ahead.) Serve with tortilla chips or use as a sandwich spread or in quesadillas or tacos. California Wine Country Tapenade Mexican Tapenade

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R IVERLAND EDUCATION 10 Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 Voluntary Pre-K, kindergarten registration open Theres no better time than now to register children for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten classes this summer and regular kindergarten classes this fall. Parents can register their children at local elementary schools at any time. They can complete and print online forms to bring with them to save time in the waiting line. Currently, more than 3,120 kids attend kindergarten in Marion County Public Schools. Forms are available under the Student Enrollment option in the Parent Information tab at www.marion.k12. fl.us. Summer VPK (Voluntary PreKindergarten) classes are available from 7:39 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. June 10 through Aug. 1 at 10 elementary schools: Belleview, College Park, Dunnellon, East Marion, Fessenden, Greenway, Madison Street, Maplewood, Marion Oaks and Oakcrest. To participate in VPK, children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2013, a Florida resident, and not participated in a VPK school-year program. Free breakfast and lunch are part of the VPK program each day, along with a snack. Parents must provide their own transportation for summer VPK programs and obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County at 352-369-2315. To register, parents must provide the students original birth certificate, two proof of residency documents (not including a drivers license), physical and immunization records and the childs social security card (optional). To attend kindergarten starting this August, the same rules apply. To register for kindergarten, parents should complete the online form mentioned earlier, print it out, and bring it with them to their neighborhood school. For more information, call your nearest elementary school or call the K-12 Academic Services Office at 352-236-0500 or the Title One Office at 352-671-4171. District calling all 4-, 5-year olds Special to the Riverland News Riverland Christian Academy to recognize graduates Special to the Riverland NewsRiverland Christian Academy will host graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. Friday at Riverland Baptist Church for its Class of 2013, which features seniors Sara Johnson, left, class valedictorian; Tasha Lynn Fish, center, class salutatorian; and Keith Rex Carringer, right, student body president. Fish will graduate with honors. For information, call 489-6177. Romeo Elementary to host Seeds of Character show I f you enjoy music, puppets, illusion, comedy and audience involvement, then you will not want to miss Romeo Elementary Schools the Seeds of Character show from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Monday. This one-hour program is guaranteed to inspire kids to build great character and make right choices. You will be doing, not just viewing this show. Its a unique combination of solid educational content and great entertainment for the whole family. This is a free family event provided by our wonderful PTO.Field DayField Day will be May 31 and is a fun day set aside for friendly athletic competition between grade levels. Grades kindergarten through second will enjoy morning outdoor activities, while grades three through five gear up to participate in the afternoon. Be sure to pack extra clothes, closed-toe shoes and a towel because many of these activities involve water. No bathing suits unless they are worn under clothes. Hats and sunscreen are encouraged. Parents are welcome, but must sign in at the front office and have proper ID. Science fair The annual Romeo Science Fair will be from Jane Ashman Romeo Principal 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. 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.face book.com/pages/Boysand-Girls-Clubs-ofMarion-Co-DunnellonUnit. DHS grad finishes basic training Army Pfc. Ricardo P. Hernandez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. He is a 2008 graduate of Dunnellon High School. Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box tops and labels can be dropped off at the office of the church or put in the container in the church narthax. For information, call 489-5954. Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For information, visit www.manateediv.org or call Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at 352-212-5473. EDUCATION NEWS The UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service and Master Gardeners will host the 2013 Marion Sprouts summer camp from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 24 to 28 at the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service Auditorium and gardens at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. The camp is designed to nurture childrens nature knowledge and grow their gardening interests with the Marion Sprouts summer camp, a fun, educational and hands-on camp led by the UF/IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners. Universitytrained horticulture experts will introduce campers, ages 8 to 14 years old, to the art and science of gardening. Campers will learn about plant growth and development, water, soils, environmental horticulture, garden pests, plant identification and more. Master Gardeners will also help campers explore career opportunities in the horticulture field. The registration fee of $75 covers the cost of supplies and is due with registration by May 17. For information, call 352-6718400. For other educational opportunities for all ages, visit www.marioncounty fl.org/extensionservice. htm and like the Marion County Master Gardeners on Facebook www.facebook.com/ marioncountymaster gardeners for updates right to your newsfeed. Master Gardeners summer camp set FFA awards banquet today T he FFA members of Dunnellon Middle and Dunnellon High schools will host a joint annual banquet starting at 5:30 p.m. today in the Dunnellon High School caf. Dinner will be served at 5:30 with the award presentations scheduled to begin at 6. The FFA annual banquet is a wonderful way to salute our DMS FFA members for the many extra hours they have put in before and after school to learn, practice and grow their knowledge base. To Dunnellon Middle School FFA members, we extend our thanks to you for representing yourselves over the past school year in such a mature and positive manner. You definitely ROAR. Thank you, too, to Matthew Dettloff, our agriculture instructor. The DMS Spring Band Concert, under the direction of Ms. Kristina Roblow, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the DMS Auditorium. The Beginning and Symphonic bands will perform as well as the DMS Chorus. We know that the audience will be in for an uplifting evening of music by our talented young people. We hope your schedule will allow you to join us as our DMS band and chorus members present their final concert of the school year. Thank you to our band and chorus members for your hours of after-school practice to provide us, your audience, with topnotch entertainment. Band members, please report to the band room by 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. Have a good time! The Dunnellon Middle School Book Fair begins Friday. Parents and students are welcome to visit the DMS Book Fair and see the latest choices from Scholastic books for your childs reading enjoyment. The DMS Book Fair will run from Friday through Thursday, May 23. Parents, please check in at the front desk so we may issue you a visitors badge before visiting the Book Fair in the Media Center. This year, the DMS Book Fair will offer evening hours from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, just prior to the DMS Spring Band Concert. This is a great Be There opportunity for you and your child to select some summertime reading to prevent the dreaded Summer Brain Drain. Come check us out. The Academic Brain Bowl members will practice from 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. Monday as they prepare for the June 1 competition at Vanguard High School. Thank you for staying after school to sharpen your competitive skills and spirit! Students will return home copies of textbooks Wednesday and Thursday. The schedule is: Wednesday, May 22 Language Arts and Social Studies textbooks. Thursday, May 23 Math textbooks. Parents, call Mrs. Hendrix at 465-6720 in our discipline office to make arrangements for payment of lost books. There will be no school Friday, May 24, and Monday, May 27, throughout the Marion County School system in observance of Memorial Day. School will resume at our normal schedule Tuesday, May 28. We wish you a safe holiday weekend. And, of course, we have to brag a bit this week. The DMS Book Bowl Team did a great job representing us at the annual Book Bowl Competition on Thursday, May 2. We may not have placed, but our extreme readers showed their Marion County peers that, yes, Dunnellon Middle School loves to read. Way to go! We are truly honored and proud to announce the following names of Dunnellon Middle School students who were selected for membership in the Benjamin Franklin Society of Scholars. These bright young DMS students are: Breanna Bergeron, eighth grade; Lauren Ford, sixth PRINCIPALS OFFICE PRINCIPALS OFFICE Edible Book contest JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsJanise Monteiro poses by her teams Hoot cake during Dunnellon High Schools annual Edible Book contest. For more about the contest, see Page 12. Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal See SMALLRIDGE page 12 See ASHMAN page 11

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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, self-help, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-On-Tape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends 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. County hosts weekly farmers market Marion County is bringing back its weekly Friday farmers market and is looking for additional vendors. The Health Happens Farmers Market will be from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays at the McPherson Governmental Complex field at 601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The market will run through late December. For information, call Wellness Coordinator Brittney Bruner at 352-438-2360 or email wellness@marioncountyfl.org. 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. Call Ellie Pollock at 465-6803 for information or 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 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 Lion Bob Melnick at 352-816-2730. 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in the Cafeteria. Join us as we proudly present Romeos future scientists displaying their creative Science Fair projects ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade. 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 fourth-grade 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 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 fifth-grade student performing in this event, please ensure they arrive no later than 4:45 p.m. in concert dress code (bright blue Romeo Tshirt 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 fulllength 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 in to 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. Fifth-grade boutique The Romeo Boutique will be opened the last week in May for any fifth-grade students who would like dress clothes to wear for the fifthgrade Awards ceremony. The students get to pick out and try on an outfit they would like to wear for the ceremony, and the outfit becomes theirs to keep after the ceremony. Look for an informational letter and parent consent form to be sent home sometime in the middle of May. The bottom of the letter will have a place for parents to write their students sizes and to give permission for their student to shop at the boutique. Students must bring the signed form back to school in order to choose an outfit. 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Kindergarten through second grade, 8:15 to 10:45 a.m.; third through fifth grades, 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 3 Kindergarten Awards Ceremony. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 First Grade Awards Ceremony. 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 Second Grade Awards Ceremony. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 Third Grade Awards Ceremony. 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 Fourth Grade Awards Ceremony. 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6 Fifth Grade Awards Ceremony. Thursday, June 6 Last day of school. ASHMAN continued from page 10 Boomtown proceeds Special to the Riverland NewsJerry Lane, chief executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County, accepts a donation from Beverly Leisure, executive director of the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce. A portion of gate receipts from Boomtown Days was given to the building fund for the new Dunnellon facility. NEWS NOTES Friends of the Library bookstore now open

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Cake here, cake there, cake everywhere! This was the very feeling Dunnellon High students and staff felt May 10 in the Dunnellon High media center. The second annual Edible Book contest hosted by Joan Lourenco, was a big hit at the school. Overall, Im just amazed, said Lourenco, who noted students and teachers baked and decorated cakes to look like their favorite books, ranging from The Magic School Bus to To Kill a Mockingbird. All the students and teachers schoolwide were given the chance to view all the cakes, and either pay 25 cents to taste a sample of a cake of their choosing, or pay 1 cent to cast a vote for their favorite cake based on appearance. Teachers volunteered to judge, based on looks, taste and originality. I was impressed by the creativity of everyone that participated in the contest, said Morgan Luckey, taste judge and teacher. Of course, everyone was excited to know if their favorite cake won, and many were pleased to find out that five different cakes placed in the highest honored award, Best of Show. Those winners included the Hoot cake made by culinary students Kalyn Rodriguez, Janise Monteiro, Lacey Ford and Erica Wygant. To Kill a Mockingbird, made my Julie Mancini, as well as Los Monosqueros y las Doncellas, made by the AP Spanish class. The final two winners were The Magic School Bus by Morgan Shalna, Angela DeGennaro, Kayla Owens and Kiana Crespo, and Rainbow Fish by Melanie Nieves, Stasia Bishop and Quentin Smith. The whole experience was described as outstanding by Michael Baird, county high school gifted consultation teacher, who happened to stop by Dunnellon and witness the cake magic. grade; Jacob Hicks, seventh grade; Megan Howard, eighth grade; Robert Reed, eighth grade; and Taylor Turner, eighth grade. This honor is in recognition of your outstanding student performance in the social studies and is available to students in the sixth through 12th grades. This is a difficult honor to earn. Each social studies teacher in the county is limited to two student selections. The criteria for their selections is: student must have earned either a 3.5 minimum GPA in social studies and a 3.0 in all other academic areas, or a 4.0 minimum GPA in the social studies and a 2.0 in all other academic areas. Students shall have exhibited the following Franklin-like traits: civic, community and/or school participation; inquisitiveness and breadth of interests; contribution to the learning atmosphere; political astuteness; demonstration of problem solving and critical thinking skills; superior ability in written expression; and exhibits appropriate classroom behavior at all times. As you can see, being selected for membership in the Benjamin Franklin Society of Scholars is a huge honor. Congratulations on your outstanding academic performance. As everyone knows, Dunnellon Middle School loves to read! We are going to list 141 names that prove it! Students who reached or surpassed their AR (Accelerated Reader) goal for the third quarter are: Austin Adams, Brittany Alexander, Judy Allen, Jason Anthony, Alejandro Arredondo, Tiana Banda, Luz Bautista, Emily Begin, Breanna Bergeron, Zachary Bones, Breann Brackett, Samantha Brittan, Anahi Calvo-Wences, Rayanna Carlisle, Alexis Challis, Carly Chinners, Nicholas Ciccione, Destiny Clark, Jeremy Cristello, Benjamin Crouch, Steven Cruz, Andy Davila Heredia, Hunter Day, Sherry DayPage, Cecilia Delorenzo, Cory Deming, Connor Denmark, Ashley Dunne, Mark Duran, Baltazar Esparza, Emanuel Esparza, Robert Farnell, Gabriel Felix, Tyler Ferguson, Idette Garcia Hernandez, Anna Gilberti, Gabriela Gutierrez, Luis Gutierrez, Nikita Haynes, Tkeyah Hilbert, Megan Howard, Alicia Hyson, Ruben Ignacio, McKenzie Ingram, Elking Irizarry-Lopez, Kristaharra Irizarry-Lopez, Brandon Jaglal, Matilyn Jenkins, Abby Johnson, Chelsie Joice, Esgar Gerardo Nunez, Christian Kidd, Tyler LaMon, Jacqueline LeBlanc, Madisyn Leeds, Corrin Leslie, Nathan Leslie, Sayra Loya, Grace MacFarlan, Ivory Mack, Elizabeth Martinez, Nereida Martinez, Josua McNichols, Perla Mercado, Alondra MercadoGutierrez, Shelby Meyers, Jon Mims, Alyssia Mitchell, Kayla Mock, Jasmine Monahan, Erica Morales, Toni Morgan, Nayadeth Muniz-Hernandez, Rebeca Munoz, Chandler Neal, Camden Nelson, Tyler Nesmith, Chelsey Newmones, Emily Newsom, Heather Noll, Kyrstin Nottke, Arelin Padillo Ramos, Cielo Palamo Melendez, Biridiana Perez Sanchez, Bryan Perez Sanchez, Kelsey Perry, Charles Peterson, Olivia Peterson, Isabella Pierro, Kurtis Pinto, Kelsey Piorkowski, Alexis Quinn, Javier Rabadan, Robert Reed, Christian Rey, Nicki Riffle, Alexis Robinson, Deborah Rodriguez, Justin Romero, Anabel Ruiz, Chantal Ruiz, Tikeasua Rushing, Caitlynn Russo, William Salmons, Luz Sanchez Sotelo, Micaela Santiago, Michael Santiago, Olivia Savage, Holden Schubel, Sierra Shepard, Alexis Shutt, Kimberly Singleton, Carl Smith, Jose Solis, Diana Solorzano, Brando Spangler, Alan St. Jean, Kaylah Starks, Kristen Starr, Brenden Stewart, Austin Strouse, Jonathan Suazo, Londyn Swanson, Maryam Thornton, Cortez Tigg, Miranda Tomaine, Samuel Torres, Destiny Torres-Santiago, Michael Vichot, Timothy Vieira, Manuel Villalbazo, Kendal Waldrop, Jeni Walker, Hannah Warren, Emily Weaver, Abigail Wences, Angelique Willis, Devon Wright, Cheyenne Youngblood and Cheyenne Zeigler. 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Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 13 Fun and GAMES advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise advertise here advertise here Call Kristy for details352-489-2731 or 607-731-0543 AdvertiseHere

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those in attendance. Some were at their first event such as Jerry and Nancy Engelke. Nancy was diagnosed with brain cancer and now lung cancer but is doing well. Melissa Hart has been participating for four years now. She is not a survivor but, like most of us, has a good friend who has been fighting cancer. Her friend couldnt be at the Relay last year, but is doing better and walking around the track this year. Thats a good thing! she said while popping corn at the Im With the Band site. Hart also sang the national anthem during the opening ceremony. Dee Winey and Linda Sprague are old-timers taking part in this experience and consider themselves a team throughout their ordeal. They were part of a large contingent from Spruce Creek Preserve, which raised more than $2,200 from luminarias. Many others in the crowd, like Nancy Engelke, said: Linda was my inspiration. Although Sprague is on her third bout with cancer she was celebrating that only two more treatments remained. It was obvious that her spirits and attitude were what made the difference as she challenged other communities for a friendly competition during the next Relay. After the Survivor and Caregiver lap, event chairwoman Robin Stein welcomed them to the Survivors Dinner, which was provided by Pavarottis. During the meal, Dan Shnable played guitar and sang tunes like Mustang Sally while the survivors and caregivers were nourished. The Rainbow Lakes Fire Rescue group was called on by DJ Larry Spangler for an unbiased judging of the Little Miss and Little Mr. Relay. Led by Capt. Ryce Noller from Rainbow Lakes Fire Rescue, Don and Ashley Derose were chosen, much to the delight of their mother, Tonya, and her Pink Butterflies team. As promised by Jennifer McKathan, the executive director for the American Cancer Society of Marion County unit, there was plenty of entertainment and games throughout the 18hour event to keep everyone awake, involved and supporting each other. One of the highlights of the evening was the moving traditional luminaria ceremony. During a special remembrance ceremony, the bags were lit and left to burn throughout the night. Although team donations are still being made, so far Dunnellons 12 teams and onsite fundraisers raised more than $22,000 in the fight against cancer. The journey to end cancer starts with a single step and Dunnellon made its single step a significant one, important to all of us who are survivors or caregivers. 14 Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 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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The Marion County Sheriffs Office is seeking more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. The purpose of this program is to protect the Rainbow River and allow it to be used in a safe and prudent manner by all. As volunteers, you will go out on patrol, in a sheriffs boat, and assist tubers, 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 equipmentThe 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. COMMUNITY NEWS Photos by DARLENE MANN/Riverland NewsSiri Helton, right, Cynthia Boley, Desiree Krouse, Quent Smith and Victor Chicas get the luminaria ready to set around the track at the annual Dunnellon Relay for Life. RELAY continued from page 1 Dee Winey and Linda Sprague are old-timers at this event having participated for approximately eight years.

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Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 A15 446-0516 RIV 05/22/13 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating the Administrative Committees monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome May 16, 2013 447-0516 RIV 05/22/13 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating a Nominating Committee meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 directly following the Administrative Committee meeting. The meeting will be held at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome May 16, 2013 440-0516 RIV 05/31 sale PUBLIC NOTICE UNCLAIMED VEHICLE AUCTION The following vehicle(s) will be sold for charges due on 05/31/2013 at 8:00AM 2004 TOYOTAVIN# 5TDZT34A54S228646 1986 BNDR VIN# 1GBKP37W2G3305898 Address where vehicle(s) are stored and will be sold: Scrambletown Wrecker Service 15679 NE Hwy. 314, Silver Springs, FL34488 352-625-2444. Scrambletown Wrecker Service reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. May 16, 2013 444-0516 RIV 06/07 Sale Date NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 06/07/2013 at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL34470 and 19940 N US 441, McIntosh, FL pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1992 DODGE VIN# 1B7GL26X4NS533454 1997 HONDAVIN # 1HGEJ814XVL118437 1996 TOYOTAVIN # 2T1BB02E7TC141847 May 16, 2013 445-0516 RIV NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/ C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 06/10/2013, 9:00a.m. at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala FL34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2003 NISSAN VIN # 1N4AL11D73C171291 May 16, 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 441-0523 RIVEstate of Lonneman, Margaret 2013-CP-0251 Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-0251 Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF MARGARET G LONNEMAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARGARET G. LONNEMAN deceased, whose date of death was October 16, 2012, is pending in the the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE 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 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, NOT 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 first publication of this Notice is May 16, 2013 Personal Representative: Gerald G. Conte 5680 SW 89th Street, Ocala, FL 34476 Attorney for Personal Representative: Lorenzo Ramunno, Florida Bar No. 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 16 & 23, 2013 442-0523 RIV vs. Inglis, Joy 2013-CP-0396 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTYFLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-0396 Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF JOYM. INGLIS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALLPERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINSTTHE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of JOYM. INGLIS deceased, File Number 2013-CP-0396, by the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, FL34475; that the decedents date of death was January 23, 2013; that the total value of the estate (less exempt property) is less than $5,000, and that the name and address of the person to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Maryanne Haagen, 5907 SW 55th Place, Ocala, FL34474 443-0523 RIV vs. Tantillo, Alfred 2013-CP-0477 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTYFLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-0477 Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF ALFRED TANTILLO Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALLPERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINSTTHE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of ALFRED TANTILLO, deceased, File Number 2013-CP-0477, by the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, FL34475; that the decedents date of death was January 15, 2013; that the total value of the estate is less than $75,000, and that the name and address of the person to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Myra M. Tantillo, 9255 SW 92nd Place Road, Ocala, FL34481 ALLINTERESTED 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 PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALLCLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOTSO FILED WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYOTHER 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 16, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/Myra M. Tantillo 9255 SW 92nd Place Road, Ocala, Florida 34481 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: LORENZO RAMUNNO, Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA 7500 SW 61 Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 www.ramunnolawfirm.com Secondary E-Mail: ramunnolaw34476@gmail.com May 16 & 23, 2013 ALLINTERESTED 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 PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALLCLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOTSO FILED WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYOTHER 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 16, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/MARYANNE HAAGEN 5907 SW 55th Place, Ocala, Florida 34474 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/LORENZO RAMUNNO, Attorney Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM, PA 7500 SW 61 Avenue, Suite Ocala, FL34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 www.ramunnolawfirm.com Secondary E-Mail: ramunnolaw 34476@gmail.com May 16 & 23, 2013 JR.s MOBILE small engine repair mowers, compressors, pressure washers, more (352)547-0922 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 INVERNESS 55+ park Enjoy the view! 2 bd, 1 bath Lot rent, car port, water, grass cutting included. 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Comedy division. Liberty also won first place in Public Service Announcement. Altogether, Dunnellon brought home 20 awards this year in 11 categories. The first-place winning videos advance to regional competition. With a first-place finish at the regional event, the videos will move on and compete against other middle schools in a statewide competition. The state event has been a place for Marion County schools to excel in the past few years, having won 36 percent of the top prizes a year ago. A year ago, Dunnellon Middle School students captured 21 awards in 12 categories as well as claiming top honors in Best of Show. Among the trophy haul, DMS brought home six firstplace trophies, five runner-up awards and seven third-place finishes. By winning Best of Show, students also earned their school a $500 prize. Wood said as with most prize money the class won, it will go toward purchasing new equipment. Im always nervous, Wood said about the annual awards show. Liberty Middle really brought their A game this year, and the judges were buzzing about some of their projects. I teach the kids like I learned in the broadcast industry: Do it, take critique and make it better. Were lucky to be in a district that values student media production. We had some videos that are state championship quality that didnt even place. Wood praised this years Morning Madness team of what she called the most amazing group of 26 kids. Ive never seen a news show win Best of Show, she said. The other news show we entered featured Joe Acaba and it was also great. I really dont teach them. I take attendance and tell them to go to work. I will miss my eighth-grade students, but I have some really talented sixthand seventhgraders that will carry on the Morning Madness tradition. Delbert Smallridge, the first-year principal at Dunnellon Middle, praised the efforts of both his veteran educator and the students. Obviously, it means so much to me as the new principal of DMS to see our students achieve such a high level of recognition, he said. This could only be possible due to the tireless efforts of a fantastic TV production teacher, Beth Wood. Ms. Wood is the driving force behind our success year after year at DMS. The students both respect and love their teacher. I am honored that we have one of the strongest video production programs in the district Ms. Wood and the students have my full support for their program. While Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary School dominated its division, Dunnellon and Romeo Elementary School students did not go home empty-handed. Dunnellon Elementary captured six awards, including first-place finishes in Book Trailer in Kindergarten-Second Grade; Drama in Kindergarten-Second Grade; and Instructional in Kindergarten-Second Grade. Zenora Renda placed third in Drama; while Dunnellon 4-Hers placed second and third in Music Videos. Romeo students brought home secondand third-place awards in the News Feature category for thirdthrough fifth-grade students. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 000EWQU Tell the special graduate in your life how much you care. Print an inspiring message in our annual keepsake page. Include photos of your graduate at no extra charge. 2 col. x 2 Only $ 25 Ad Deadline: May 29, 2013 Publication Date: June 6, 2013 Your Message and Photo HERE! Call the Riverland News to reserve your space 352-489-2731 or email: dmann@riverlandnews.com Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Midlde School students pose for a group photo Friday after winning Best of Show at the 12th annual Marion County Media Festival at West Port High School. Front row, from left, are: Raquelle Irizarri, Biridiana Perez, Taylor Holmes, Maryam Thornton, Sammy Torres, Carly Chinners, Kendall Tuggle, Jeni Walker, Aaron Cohen, Taylor Powell and Londyn Swanson; second row, Rebeca Munoz, Raven Howarth, Dustin Burchfield, Steven Dunning, Tyler LaMom, Luis Gutierrez, Chris Reed, Cameron Pike, Eduardo Escalante, Derian Castro, Carlos Romero and Gonzalo Herrera; back row, Beth Wood, Sayra Loya, Edyzbelly Flores, Brianna Florvilus, Jennifer Macedo, Kaci Jones, Dominique White, Principal Delbert Smallridge, Emily Weaver, Haley Below, Gabe McMahan, Savannah Bond, Izzy Pierro, Natasha Pierro and Matalyn Gibbs. MASTERS continued from page 1 LEFT: Dunnellon Elementary student T.J. Peterson is all smiles after winning first place in the grade K-2 division. 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Masters of a medium Thursday, May 16, 2013 Vol 31 No. 30 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Dunnellon Garden Club to meet todayThe Dunnellon Garden Club will host its last meeting of the season at noon today 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.CEE to meet today in WillistonCitizens for an Engaged Electorate (CEE) will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Williston Community Center. New members and visitors are welcome. For information, call 465-4862 or email citizensengaged2012@ gmail.com.Memorial Day ceremony slatedResidents 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 US Highway 41 no later than 8:30 a.m. to carpool to the cemetery sites. Flags will be supplied. For information, call 489-4453. Audit: Greenlight $10M in red Greenlight Dunnellon Communications has hit the iceberg and is taking on water quickly, to the tune of a $230,000 loss and counting per month. Currently, the lofty fiber to the home program launched in November 2010 is more than $10 million in the red, which includes its debt services, the citys audit, conducted by Powell & Jones, CPA, revealed. Its a real number, Mayor Nathan Whitt said about the Greenlight deficit. When I first saw it, I said whoa! But we have a real number. Greenlight, which has struggled since its inception, is $2.7 million short thus far in the fiscal year. Add the $8.8 million in bond and loan obligations, and city officials made it clear they have tough decisions ahead regarding not only for Greenlight, but Nathan Whitt Dennis Evans Algiere resigns, citing personal reasons Esch tapped as interim mangerUnder intense criticism for the better part of two years, largely in part because of the citys mounting debt, the start of the citys own fiber to the home program and the purchase of three previously privately owned utility systems, City Manager Lisa Algiere resigned May 8 at the Dunnellon City Council Workshop. It wasnt the criticism that led the second longest-tenured city manager in the towns history to tender her resignation which was officially accepted Monday at the City Councils regular meeting. Algiere, hired in June 2009, in her resignation, cited personal reasons for ending her almost four-year tenure in the citys top-paid position. In her letter to the City Council, Algiere said her husband has a new job in Tampa and must commute four hours a day to work. She said the commute has placed a strain on my family. Its been an honor serving the City Council and citizens of Dunnellon, said Algiere, who lived in the Sugarmill Woods subdivision in Homosassa Springs. I will truly miss working with my staff that is JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Lisa Algiere JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsSigns dotted the field at Dunnellon High School as participants in the Relay for Life make their way around the track. For more photos, see Page 8. See ALGIERE page 2 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School student Luis Gutierrez waves to the crowd after accepting the firstplace award in the Music Video category for DMS Video, Middle School Blues. Also on stage with Gutierrez, from right, were Eduardo Escalante, Derian Castro, Aaron Cohen, Cameron Pike and Carlos Romero. Presenters were Carol Ely, school board member, and Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham. DMS students bring home 9 firsts, plus Best of Show Beth Wood had an uneasy feeling Friday night at West Port High School. The veteran video production teacher at Dunnellon Middle School typically has her fingers on the pulse of the competition at the annual Marion County Media Festival and how her students work stacks up. But with the competition ever increasing among schools countywide, Woods didnt know if her students dominance would continue at the 12th annual event. It didnt take long to find out. The thunderous applause and ear-piercing screams at the conclusion of the red carpet event, left no doubt that Dunnellon Middle students grasp on the top award is strong. Dunnellon Middle won Best of Show capturing first place in nine additional categories while sweeping four categories. Dunnellon did not place in one category, as Liberty Middle School swept the Teamwork key to Relay for Life Cancer is a journey, but you walk the road alone. There are many places to stop along the way and get nourishment you just have to be willing to take it. Emily HallenbergDunnellon High Schools Ned Love Field was the site of a different kind of battle for about 18 hours. Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, the Dunnellon area community gathered in a fight against a common enemy cancer. On a pleasant evening, a crowd focused on teamwork and supporting each other gathered for the annual Relay for Life of Dunnellon. The event gave everyone in our community an opportunity to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, to fight back against this dreaded disease and to remember loved ones lost. You guys are Cancer crusaders, John Klopher said in his opening remarks which drew applause and cheers from See MASTERS page 16 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Utility losing $230,000 per month; citys overall debt more than $27 million JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See RED page 3 Celebrate Fight Back Remember DARLENE MANN Riverland News See RELAY page 14 ABOVE: Dunnellon Elementary student Madison Thurman smiles after accepting a fir st-place trophy and certificates. BELOW: Greg Thompson, the events host and emcee, welcomes the cr owd to the 12th annual Student Media Festival.

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dedicated and committed to serving the citizens of Dunnellon. Ive enjoyed working with the Council and staff to position the city for economic growth. As stipulated in her new contract the City Council approved in October, she provided her two-month notice; however, she requested she be allowed to serve her remaining time as a consultant and be paid the same salary and benefits as stipulated in her contract along with 100 percent of her accrued time. According to her salary, Algiere will earn approximately $12,377.16, plus $800 for car allowance, the next two months. Overall, her base salary was $74,263 with an auto allowance of $400 per month. Had Algiere been fired for any reason, the City Council would have had to pay her five months as well as accrued time. Her tenure likely wont be remembered as positive for those outside of the City Council. In November 2010, the city struck a deal with Regions Bank in Orlando, securing $7.3 million in financing to launch Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. In the contract with the bank, officials pledged the citys shared taxes as collateral for securing the money to build the lofty fiber to the home program. The citys shared taxes are approximately $1.5 million. Overall, the citys budget for Fiscal Year 2013 is $3.7 million. However, Greenlight Communications struggled to get off the ground in the first year, beset by problems securing muchneeded fiber for the ambitious undertaking. Because Greenlight failed to launch in 2011, officials were forced to seek a restructured deal with Regions Bank in November 2011, but details of that agreement were never revealed. Greenlight finally launched by July 2012, but it wasnt a complete system launch and six months later, the citys largest targeted customer base, Rainbow Springs residents launched a boycott of the citys utility program, featuring cable television, Internet and phone. The boycott was in response to the citys purchase of the Rainbow Springs, Juliette Falls and Rio Vista water/sewer utility systems. At the time, the city implemented a 25 percent surcharge after borrowing more than $6 million to complete the purchases of Rainbow Springs and Juliette Falls. Shes become a lightning rod for criticism, Mayor Nathan Whitt said. Frankly, she was in over her head. Thats really my take. She just wasnt able to provide us with basic information off the top of her head. She wasnt able to do that, and I dont know whose idea Greenlight really was. To a degree, I feel sorry for her. I think Lisa got dragged down along a path that led to her demise and, ultimately, her resignation. The bigger picture is shes running from the burning building. Unfortunately, we have a series of tough decisions to make in the next few months. Theyre not going to be pretty; theyre not going to be popular. Councilwoman Lynn McAndrew and Penny Fleeger both thanked Algiere for her service, her dedication, time and talent. Youve done a wonderful job. Dunnellon has never looked better, Fleeger said. You've put us on the right track. Thank you for your foresight. To keep in line with the city charter of a CouncilManager format, the City Council named Eddie Esch as interium city manager until a replacement can be named. According to the city charter, Esch can serve in an interim capacity for up to 90 days at which time the Council must name a new city manager. Though no timetable has been announced for finding a replacement, Mayor Whitt hinted at using the Range Riders program to assist the city in its search. The program does not charge to help find replacements for city managers; however, if the city opted to hire an interim city manager, officials would be required to pay that individual. The City Council said it would discuss the issue at its next workshop, which is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall. 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.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. 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 489-1574.2 Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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Call for pricing. 25 Years Carpet Cleaning Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 $ 18 Per Room 3 room minimum Man, 20, charged with possession of marijuana A 20-year-old Ocala man driving erratically along East Pennsylvania Avenue late Sunday night faces one count of possession of marijuana, more than 20 grams, with intent to sell, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report stated. According to the report, Marcellus Wise was spotted by law enforcement authorities driving in the designated parking spaces outside of his travel lane, weaving in and out of traffic, for approximately two blocks. Wise, who was operating a 2007 silver in color Honda, was also following too closely to the vehicle in front of him. The report stated Officer Aaron German initiated the traffic stop at East Pennsylvania Avenue and San Jose Boulevard at which time German requested Wises personal documents and advised him of the reason for the traffic stop. Wise told authorities he was on his way home from playing basketball at the courts on Orlando Street, the report stated, and the vehicle in front of him was driving too slow for him. According to the report, German and Officer Shane Yox detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. German requested Wise exit the vehicle at which time he was issued a written warning for failure to maintain a single lane. The report stated German asked Wise if there was any illegal contraband inside the vehicle and advised Wise he detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle. According to the report, Wise advised authorities he just smoked a blunt inside the vehicle and it was in the trunk. German, the report stated, began searching the vehicle and during the search he located one large plastic bag of green leafy substance, which contained another large plastic bag of green leafy substance, a glass jar which had green leafy substance in the bottom, along with two plastic bags containing a green leafy substance inside the glass jar, which was located inside the center console of the vehicle. The reports stated German conducted individual presumptive field tests on the green leafy substance, all of which tested positive for marijuana. After the field tests, German also found a small digital scale inside the center console and an open box of zip lock bags in the back seat, which matched the plastic bags the marijuana was in. Post Miranda, Wise claimed possession of the marijuana, stating he smokes some of it and sells it to his friends. Wise was transported to the Marion County Jail. His bond was set at $5,000. According to jail records, Wise bonded out Monday. Ocala resident had more than 93 grams in vehicle Police department honored JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsMayor Nathan Whitt presents the officers and staff of the Dunnellon Police Department with a proclamation recognizing May 12 through 18 as Naitonal Police Week. Accepting the proclamation from Mayor Whitt is Police Chief Joanne Black, right. Also pictured in the front row, from left, are: Lt. Sue Webb, Officer Mike Anger, Officer Carolina Rolfes, Cpl. Bruce Arnold, Mayor Whitt and Chief Black; back row, Officers Adam Robinson, Shane Yox, Scott Houts and Aaron German. Not pictured is Officer Mike Miley. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Marcellus Wise NEWS NOTES ALGIEREcontinued from page 1

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With the resignation of City Manager Lisa Algiere, Mayor Nathan Whitt is seeking an additional shake up in the Dunnellon city government. Mayor Whitt asked for the dismissal of the citys legal representation, Fowler, OQuinn, Feeney & Sneed, PA. However, as part of the dismissal, Whitt called for the firm to perform legal service limited specifically to Rainbow River Ranch Settlement. Mayor Whitt, in explaining his rationale, said his call to dismiss the citys attorney is a business decision, not a personal decision. Currently, the city has spent more than $316,825.54 on legal fees and has a budget of $463,000. At the current place, Whitt said, the city is on course to spend more than $600,000 in legal fees and cannot justify that amount. We cannot afford that, Whitt said. This isnt personal, this is about business sense. We cannot afford that amount. If we go over budget, where are we going to get the money from? Councilman Erik Collop said he had been in touch with officials from Ocala. The city of Ocala pays its attorney a fee of $200 per hour, while Dunnellon pays $275. Thats a lot for the city of Dunnellon, he said, explaining hes never seen Skip Fowler, the citys designated attorney. I have never seen him in the time Ive been here, and I know thats not long, but I think if hes our attorney, he should come see us more often. We pay him a lot of money. Collop also contended that if Fowler, OQuinn, Feeney & Sneed, PA, wanted to continue to serve as legal counsel for the city, it would behoove Fowler to come and discuss the financial agreement. He also suggested the firm take a pay cut to fall in line with other cities. At the City Council workshop on May 8, Collop noted with the city mired in two lawsuits the Rainbow River Ranches settlement and the Rainbow Springs utility suit still in play, he said allowing Marsha Segal-George, the citys assistant attorney, to finish those out would be a wise decision. On Monday night, Collop had changed his stance. I have lost faith in Ms. Marsha to provide us with sound legal advice, he said. But because there was uncertainty in what the Council, or the city for that matter, could do regarding changing the scope of legal services, Mayor Whitt amended his motion to call for a review of the contract between the city and Fowler, OQuinn, Feeney & Sneed, PA. Vice Mayor Dennis Evans agreed to the change, voting with Mayor Whitt and Collop to review the contract before the Council decides the fate of its legal representation. Evans main concern was relieving Fowler, OQuinn, Feeney & Sneed, PA, of their legal obligations to represent the city. Evans contended the large legal fees were reasonable given the scope of work the city has tasked the law firm with, from starting up Greenlight Communications to reworking ordinances, writing new ones and going through the other necessary steps in the process, as well as the recent land annexations to helping launch Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. Collop contended her involvement with Greenlight was outside her scope of expertise, which is one key reason he wanted the city to cut ties with her. Councilwomen Lynne McAndrew and Penny Fleeger both voted against the measure. However, well after the vote and in the midst of conversation about legal fees, Fleeger called for a motion to have city staff review the contract with Fowler, OQuinn, Feeney & Sneed, PA. Weve voted on it already, Mayor Whitt reminded her. Segal-George, who kept quiet during the discussions, did address the Council briefly. Ive always done what was in the best interest of the city, she said. Ive never done otherwise. She said Collops statement shook her though. In my 30 years, Ive never had anyone say they had lost faith in my abilities, she explained. If the city does opt to terminate its contract with Fowler, OQuinn, Feeney & Sneed, PA., it must give six weeks notice, in writing. That would then allow the city to contract with a new law firm for legal services. the city as well. How to solve the financial problems will be the first task of many for Pierpont Consultants, which is slated to give an executive summary of its study and findings. A task force has been created to help the city tackle each issue, one by one. We will find out more when John and his crew present their findings and make their recommendations, Whitt said. I have a feeling, we have a lot of work ahead of us. Overall, the city finds itself with a debt of $27 million-plus, which includes the Greenlight total. Most of the debt includes bond payments, or debt services. Also included in the $27-million total is the $6-plus million the city borrowed in December 2011 to purchase the Rainbow Springs and Juliette Falls utility systems. Yet, the biggest concern among the Council was Greenlights staggering loss of operating income, which continues to add up on a month-by-month basis. A feasibility study conducted by now formerCity Manager Lisa Algiere in 2010 showed Greenlight had the potential to be a moneymaking initiate within two years of its launch and the ability to serve more than 7,000 customers. The study stated the city could likely net up to 3,000 customers in the Rainbow Springs area, which might have happened had it not been for the citys 25 percent surcharge implemented when officials bought the aforementioned utility systems. A majority of Rainbow Springs residents launched a full-scale boycott of the citys fiber to the home program in January 2011 in protest of the surcharge, and those residents have stuck to their guns in opting not to use Greenlight despite limited options for cable television and Internet providers. We need you folks in Rainbow Springs to sign up, and get yourselves connected to a real Internet system, Fleeger implored to the crowd, which chuckled slightly at her comment. This is no laughing matter, Mayor Whitt said. Vice Mayor Dennis Evans asked Richard Jones of the citys audit firm, Powell & Jones, CPA, if it was possible for his firm to conduct a line-by-line audit of cash in, cash out, of Greenlight to see if any problems exist with expenditures? Jones told the vice mayor it was possible to do so; however, a complete audit could take up to three months to finish. Of course, he noted, it also depended on the depth of the audit the city wanted done. No further action was taken, but the Council did note it would revisit the matter at an upcoming meeting. In other action, the Council: Approved a contract with Tradewinds Power Corp. for a generator in the amount of $34,360 for the Juliette Falls Water Treatment Plant. The city was piggybacking on a contract with the Marion County Sheriffs Office. Approved a contract with On-Site Power Inc. for $12,897 to relocate a generator from Juliette Falls to Rainbow Springs Water Treatment Plant and to connect a new generator at the Juliette Falls plant. Approved a contract with DGG Taser in the amount of $11,071.35 for 10 new Tasers for the Dunnellon Police Department. According to Chief Joanne Black, the current Tasers are unreliable and Tasers purchased through DGG are compatible with the cartridges currently on hand.Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 3 000ERIX 000EX9V 20980 Powell Rd., Dunnellon 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath House Historic District of Dunnellon $75,000 Contact Lawton Sadler 352-486-4731 000EX8Q Steeple Chase Plaza 8585 SR 200 Unit 18 Ocala, FL 34481 (Dawn) 352-291-2242 (John) 352-291-2243 carouselfinefurniture@hotmail.com 000EXA8 Handcrafted Guitars Offered Q. Where do you see your business going in the next 5 years? In the next 5 years R & M Guitars will be a brand name for handmade guitars, have a crew of employees in this trade and a larger manufacturing building. Q. What is your business address, phone number and email? We are located at 20372 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432, Ste 5. Email: rmguitars@gmail.com Cell: 386-590-9161. This weeks Riverland News Business Spotlight is on R & M Guitars, LLC. Q. How long has your business been in operation? Two months in Dunnellon. Q. What is a typical day like at your business? Building customer acoustic guitars and repairing guitars for customers full res torations, bridge repairs, refrets, cracks, braces, set-up and restringing. Giving advise and showing customers the ins and outs of building a guitar. Q. What do customers like best about your business? Location. Having a unique business in town. Friendly service and craftsmanship. Q. Describe the service/product you offer. Luthier guitar repair. Custom-built guitars Q. What is something your business offers that people dont expect? Handmade guitars and Luthier service. Most people think it is a music store. Q. Why did you choose this business? 40 years of playing the guitar led me to this business. Passion for the instrument. Several years of repairing my own guitars and building them. I also felt that Dunnellon is a perfect town for this kind of business. 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City to review legal contract Marsha Segal-George JEFF BRYAN Riverland News 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, such as dish and laundry detergent as well as shampoo, lotion, deodorant and toothpaste, and clothing will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. For information, call Geri Davis 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660 .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. For information, call 465-5807. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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4 Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 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 Threat to river is real, but what is real threat?Awareness of the fragility of our rivers and springs as well as their economic potential is at a fever pitch these days and that is a wonderful thing. Both the Silver and Rainbow rivers have been neglected in both areas far too long. Water quality in all of Marion Countys springs has dramatically decreased during the last decade. That is why it is important, now more than ever, to effectively address the issues of how best to protect our resources and create economy at the same time. What a golden opportunity we have to demonstrate to the world how to live well and in a sustainable fashion with our environment. It will take perseverance and discernment. Perseverance because the challenge is daunting, and the seriousness of the present environmental situation due to neglect is dire. Discernment because the No. 1 threat to our goal is mistaking Nimbyism environmentalism. For those unfamiliar to the term Nimby, it stands for Not In My Back Yard. This describes those who muddy the waters of the discussion by pushing through things like the Rainbow River Corridor Protection Plan. We can call an oppressive ordinance written by homeowners wishing to restrict someone else from building a dock adjacent to their dock whatever we want, but one thing is certain it will not stop nitrates from leaching into the springs from cattle farms miles away, and there is the danger. We cannot take our eyes off the ball. Many will raise a hue and cry, wrapped in a flag of pseudoenvironmentalism they will present arguments such as we have seen recently if you are against the river protection plan, then ergo you must want to destroy the river. We will argue and battle and the real culprits who are destroying the water will continue on. Those who are truly concerned with protecting our springs must not allow homeowners seeking state tax dollars to purchase themselves backyards to control the conversation, nor for that matter those wishing to write unreasonable and overreaching legislation designed not to protect Tough choices lay ahead After my mom died, I decided it was time to move. I have wanted to move into a smaller place for a while. If there had been more condos available when I first moved here, I would have gone that route. Between the house, the yard and the pool it has become too much for my aging body. Sorry, I wont be leaving Dunnellon, so you will still have to put up with me. I live in a big house for one person who cant seem to keep her clothes off the floor and papers in a drawer. Downsizing is the word of the day. During the past 10 years I have been saying I am going to live a minimalist style of life. Gosh, I set lofty goals that I have no capability of achieving. I am a slob. I own it. It is who I am. I can clean up well for company but on any given day you will find my house a mess. In order to sell my house, I have to get rid of the junk. Normally, I would call it a four-letter word, but I will keep it clean for the paper. It is everywhere. If I dropped dead today, I pity the person who would have to clean out my house. My family had our big yard sale where we sold most of my moms possessions and some of our own. I thought I had done a great job at clearing out the things that, at the moment of purchase, seemed so valuable. Now that they are covered in decades of dust, I cant remember why or where I purchased it. I was wrong, I barely touched the surface of junk removal. No pat on the back for me. When I was having the yard sale, the rest of the junk inside my house was procreating. Why do we put so much personal attachment on things when memories live inside us? Due to my mothers love of anything HGTV, I could stage a house and sell it with my eyes closed. The No. 1 rule to selling your home is to declutter take all the personal things away. No one cares about your collection of frogs, your 7-yearolds artwork magnetized to your fridge or the tastefully done nude painting of you hanging over your bed. These are just a few of the things that HGTV has highlighted as a nono in the selling process. So after the yard sale, I began to declutter by boxing up the stuff I was going to keep that possible buyers dont really need to see. Luckily, that does not include any nude renderings of me. I have come to the conclusion I could have a second yard sale Is it time to move forward? 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. OUR VOICE LETTERS TIME TO SMILE THE JERSEY GIRL As a writer, every experience and encounter becomes a story in my mind. All day long I think about things and see things that I want to write about. Recently, we visited a local restaurant and sat outside at a table by the water, with a gentle breeze blowing, steak and shrimp on the table, iced cold beer chilling, while we listened to a good friend play some easy-listening tunes. It was one of those out of body experiences. It was the perfect evening, with both the husband and I in good moods. Not too hot, not too cold. It was something I had to put down on paper. I turned to him and remarked, How many people get to live in a town with a river like this? Two rivers, he corrected. Ahh, how right he is. For where else in this world can you enjoy pleasure and beauty such as this? I know my family in New Jersey and Iowa are still waiting for it to warm up and my friends in Colorado are busy watching it snow. They would be so darn jealous if they could see me now. Russell invited an out of town friend over a few weeks ago and he commented that we live in paradise. For just a few pennies we can load our kayaks onto the top of our golf cart, head down to the crystal clear Rainbow River, throw some dogs on the grill and relax. We have the perfect setting at our fingertips. But this is not another story praising the Rainbow River. This is a story about Dunnellon, the town we choose to live in. It is more than upsetting to read the negative letters pouring in week after week. And even though most of it is deserved I still feel weve gotten a bad rap lately. Or maybe I just remember how this town used to be and know that it can be that way again. So lets list the virtues of our small town. First of all, how many other communities pull together to make miracles happen? Whether its raising money for a local hair stylist who is severely ill or a young man in desperate need of a heart transplant, it warms my heart when, through prayer and fundraising, we are able to make it happen. For the most part, its still a safe place to live. We may not be able to keep our houses unlocked the way we did years ago, but we can walk the streets at night feeling safe or help a stranger without fear that we will be mugged or murdered. Likewise, we can walk into any bank or furniture store and call the people by their first names. I hate what is happening to our reputation. We seem to be divided down the middle with no compromise. Dare I compare us to Washington, D.C.? I also hate that we are in such financial straits, which actually brings me back to the purpose of my story. If you havent eaten out in our town lately you need to do so. Not City will boom again Moving on with the departure of embattled and now former City Manager Lisa Algiere will be no small task. But what does moving forward actually entail? What must happen next? Who will city officials choose to fill the void for the long term? Is that even applicable in this scenario? First, the city must find a reliable candidate who understands what the city has to offer. Initially, its not much if one looks at the impending financial disasters. However, one must look at the long-term picture. Before finding a replacement though, the City Council must decide which route is best for finding a suitable replacement. We would strongly recommend the City Council dig deep into their pockets and hire the Range Riders program to put out the message Dunnellon is in need of a new city manager. Most people would probably agree the advertisement should read: City of Dunnellon seeks city manager, skills as miracle worker a must. Thats not necessarily the case, but not too farfetched. The Council must realize an independent group is the lone option available. Piecing together any type of committee with government employees, City Council members and citizens just wont do. Current employees should not have a say in who their next boss shall be. The real world does not work that way and neither should government. The City Council and citizens in the community should not be asked to band together, and while this might be too blunt, but asking Rainbow Springs residents to participate would be unwise as well. There is no denying those residents have a wealth of knowledge and skill sets, but we would wonder if theyd be able to remain impartial with a potentially sizable class-action lawsuit winding its way through the court system. Add to that, the hurt feelings from the utility take over and 25 percent See LETTERS page 5 See SMILE page 5 See JERSEY page 5 Audrey Beem See VOICE page 5 Kathleen Wallace

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anything but their view. Here is a suggestion, because the east side of the Rainbow River is no more environmentally important than the west side. Residents must comply with whatever protection plan they want to impose on their neighbors. Remove your docks and re-foliate the first 150 feet of your property line. If your home sits within 150 feet of the ordinary high water line, tear it down. It has been polluting our river far too long. One way or another it still wouldnt address the real environmental problems that are and have been before us. It is going to be up to those who are truly committed to protecting and restoring our precious springs to stay focused on the science of our aquifer and not get caught up in a land grab. Jerry Vaughn,DunnellonCouncil, residents have tough road aheadThe old adage that there is good news and bad news certainly applies to the recent events in Dunnellon city government. The good news: Lisa Algiere is finally gone. The bad news: it took so long. Her management style, bad decision making and, I would say, incompetence has placed this city at great peril. I believe upcoming information will show how desperate the citys fiscal shape is in. However, it is only fair that the blame and shame of the state of Dunnellon be shared by some on the current Council and past members of the City Council. I believe that their failure of oversight, management and lack of performance to do their fiduciary duties will come to public light in a shocking revelation. For example, I was at the City Council meeting when former Mayor Fred Ward and the City Council were praising Ms. Algieres Fiscal Year 2012 performance annual review, she got high ratings and were apologizing that they could not give her a bigger raise. Mayor Ward, with the concurrence of the Council, took it upon himself to increase Algieres car allowance to $4600 annually, a $1000 increase. Ms. Algieres severance package was also increased in case she was fired. I only bring this up as it highlights the Councils bad judgment, management decisions, knowledge of situation and incomprehensible ability to not recognize the path of failure that Ms. Algiere had placed the city on, with their concurrence. The Greenlight debacle alone should have been enough to set off alarm bells to even the ardent supporter of Ms. Algiere. For the past year, I have been following city events, the Council has ignored financial math, actual performance and required no accountability for repeated and ongoing failures. To sum, the Council has ignored reality, the question is why? As I sat in the audience of the Council meeting, it was sometimes hard to comprehend the poor decision making and lack of oversight of the City Council. Honestly, Mayor Whitt and Councilman Erik Collop changed that dynamic and examined issues, purchase request and asked questions. Unfortunately, it was too ;ittle, too late. Greenlight has a communications manager and an extra house for parking, but no operational manager for example. The past poor performance of the City Council needs to be addressed as it is truly mind boggling. Mayor Whitt, at the last Council workshop, using good sound judgment called for an outside interim city manager. I certainly hope this is the course of action taken. There needs to be a completely uninvolved, objective, non-tainted and competent outside manager to instill public confidence. I commend Mayor Whitt for his head on, take the bull by the horns approach to solve a problem that he knowingly inherited. He needs to be appreciated and supported. In the interest of public disclosure, I did donate the princely handsome sum of $25 to Mayor Whitt during his campaign. I am not a friend, acquaintance or have any type of relationship with Mayor Whitt. All I wanted, and got, was a good, honest, hard working, intelligent ethical mayor to govern Dunnellon as the Dunnellon area is where I live and I care about it. The Dunnellon area cannot succeed without Dunnellon. I state this as Mayor Whitt, Councilman Collop and other council members who want to change the course of Dunnellon will need the support of all citizens who care about Dunnellon in the upcoming tough, critical weeks. I have attended enough Council meetings to know that these two gentlemen will do what is best for Dunnellon. I hope others join them. I urge the other members of the Council to be open minded, acceptance of change, analytical and put Dunnellon on a path of good sound governance. The boil of the past mistakes must be examined and lanced, but the balm of good governing can heal. The city is going to face some tough times where personal, emotional and petty defensive performance will not solve the problems to come. The welfare and future viability of Dunnellon should be the only focus of all. Frankly, I am not surprised at the recent and upcoming information that will unfold. I am surprised the lid stayed on so long in the pressure cooker of poor management. To paraphrase the Prince of Denmark, something is rotten in Dunnellon and to be or not to be, that is the question for Dunnellon. If the city stays on its present course it will be suicide. For the city to be, the citizens must support Mayor Whitt and the City Council as they go though a challenging time. Steven Swett,Dunnellon only do we have some really good food to brag about but there are now a few with some really nice scenery. We can contribute to our town surviving and thriving if we do our business here as much as possible. While floating down the river years ago, I often wondered why nobody had taken advantage of putting restaurants along that route. Of course, its because none of it is zoned for commercial use, but what a gold mine that would have been. Could you imagine stopping half way down the 4-hour float for a juicy burger and iced cold drink? When I look at Crystal River and how its grown, Im sure that the eating establishments directly on the water have helped. I know city officials want to protect the river, but I wish we had more opportunities to enjoy it. Wouldnt it be wonderful to have an Applebees or Crabshack in town, or any chain restaurant for that matter? We got excited about Lowes, and then there were rumors about a Publix. However, neither were to be. But Dunnellon could be booming, like it used to be. People could be flocking in, looking forward to the eating, shopping and natural beauty that we have to offer. We have the resources. We just need to make better choices. Maybe getting rid of the red-light cameras might help, or how about making the town easier on the eyes as youre passing through? I love my town, but Im disappointed in some bad choices. Only with progress can Dunnellon be great again. and a third and, possibly, a fourth. It amazes me how much stuff I have gathered in one short lifetime. I am moving from a six-room house to a three-room house. What do I do with all the extra stuff? How does one decide on keeping one beloved teddy bear over another? What vase that never gets used stays and what vase that never got used goes? Do I keep the broken wooden clogs that have been in the family for generations that supposedly belonged to some vaudeville performer that no one can remember the name of? Right now, the idea of owning nothing sounds wonderful. I wouldnt have to make any decisions about what to do with the more than 400 records I own: eBay, sell locally, arts and craft project or yard sale? Ugh! It is all too much. Between removing my mothers lifetime of possessions and moving my own I am overwhelmed. Deciding what to wear is the biggest decision I want to make today. I usually get that wrong, so how can I be trusted with the big decisions? Seriously, I went to Winn-Dixie with my sweat pants on backward the other day. I didnt notice until I reached for a front pocket that had been relocated to my rear. Andy, my friends exhusband, would say that is what I get for wearing sweats in public. He would not go anywhere with some one in sweat clothes. They had to be worn for workout purposes only. You can see why he is an ex-husband. My house is a wreck with half made decisions. I am exhausted. Who has time to grieve when there is so much to be done? OK, breathe deep Wallace, you are losing it. Do one of those just for today things. Like, just for today I am going to close my eyes to the mess and pretend it does not exist. Yes, I know I do that most days. Just for today, I am going to play my moms record and be sad. Just for today, I will look at old photo albums of people I no longer remember and not worry about where I am going to store 87 photo albums. Aaah, thats it, relax, release and let it all go. I think it is time for a massage. Thats sounds perfect. I would make an appointment, but I packed the phone books.Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 5 Dunnellon NEW OFFICE 20170 E. Pennsylvania Ave. (352) 789-1559 Inverness 2036 Hwy. 44 W. (352) 586-7599 Homosassa 5699 S. Suncoast Blvd. (352) 621-8000 000EXBC 2012 2012 2012 2012 May is Better Hearing Month Schedule your FREE hearing test today! Hearing loss and Tinnitus solutions Is it just wax?... dont guess. CALL NOW, It is FREE Call Now For Our Valuable May Specials Worth Up To $250 000EXK0 The Villages 633-7019 Ocala 671-5374 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 000EWO9 000EXOO surcharge and they might simply be looking out for their own interests. Yet, before the fifth city manager in town history can be hired, the Council could take plenty of steps to repair the fractured divide, not only inside the city limits but outside it as well. First and, perhaps of the utmost importance, is what are the financial ramifications of Greenlight Communications and where does the lofty fiber to the home program stand? That can be easily answered with revealing the complete details of the report conducted by Pierpont Consulting. If you want buy in from the community, which was sorely lacking during Algieres tenure, its time to unveil the truth, no matter how ugly or devastating it might be. Frankly, with $8.8 million of taxpayers money on the line, honesty is the best policy. And for those doing their math at home, you can factor the bond money ($7.3 million) and the loan from the water/ sewer reserves ($1.5) together. Secondly, what is the Councils plan regarding red-light cameras when it comes time to re-sign a contract with American Traffic Solutions. The public will agree, theyve been nothing but bad for business in Dunnellon. If you want to take a step toward improving your relations with small business owners, having ATS take their cameras home would be a great first step. Third, what plans are the Council considering if the county opts to cut its share of gas tax with municipalities countywide. In reality, its not a matter of if, just when. Those whove been paying close attention to this topic have probably read between the lines and realize, the County Commission has made up its mind, theyre just waiting to deliver the bombshell of news to the public. Finally, and most important, be honest with everyone. Bad news is bad, but folks typically get over it, because its easier to forget about bad news. But not being honest, thats like pouring salt in an open wound. Its time to let the wounds of the past go and move forward, and that means making the most of what we have, promoting it and protecting it. J ERS EYcontinued from page 4 V OICEcontinued from page 4 S MILEcontinued from page 4 LETTERScontinued from page 4

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The annual Sunflower Festival was held April 10 at Rainbow Springs State Park, and attended by approximately 100 guests from area assisted-living and nursing homes. From the presenting of the flags, the Pledge of Allegiance, the flag folding ceremony and the blessings bestowed by the chaplain from American Legion Post No. 58, everything seemed to make this particular luncheon the best one yet. Working together to serve the guests, park volunteers, members of FORS (Friends of Rainbow Springs) and staff of the park, delivered plates of freshly grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with beans, potato salad and cold lemonade and iced tea. The smell from the barbecue grill was so enjoyable; many of the elderly guests could not help but ask for a second serving. For dessert, a cake decorated in sunflowers was presented. The Shade Tree Pickers provided the entertainment, offering a selection of music that prompted many guests to get up and dance. While some people danced with partners, others danced with the two jovial clowns who were there to entertain as well. From the banjos to the washboard, music flowed endlessly. One session thoroughly enjoyed by all was the Shade Tree Pickers performing as the Soggy Bottom Boys and presenting music from the film, O Brother Where Art Thou? Thats when the hand-clapping and feet-stomping really got loud. Several of the attendees had never been to Rainbow Springs State Park before and it was their first-time attending the Sunflower Festival. Ihave a terrible confession to get off my chest. It is a secret I have tried to hide from family and friends for years. Up to this point, I have been fairly successful in hiding this but I believe the time has come to clear the air. Having a secret is a terrible burden to bear, especially around people who know you. You always run the risk that somebody is going to find out and then tell everybody and then the whole world knows your secret. The purpose of a secret is so that nobody knows. If it gets out, it is no longer a secret. I even tried to keep this from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, which comes as close to walking on water as I have ever come. Several times, she has come close to finding out this deepseated secret of mine. Even though this is risky business, I need to make a full confession. Someone has said that confession is good for the soul, but I am not quite sure. My confession is this, and please do not hate me because of it, I love to take afternoon naps. There, I said it. I am not sure what it did for my soul but I do not feel any happier about making this confession. I am a firm believer in what some people refer to as the power nap. The problem is I live amongst a people that believe if you take a nap in the afternoon you are either very young or are getting very old. The former is not the issue, and I will take issue with the latter. I must admit that there was a time in my life when I did not take time out for naps. In fact, I had a hard time going to bed before midnight. I hated going to bed and could not wait until morning came so I could jump out of bed and get back to work. Do not get me wrong, I was not a workaholic. I just liked what I was doing. I am not sure when it started but I noticed a few years ago I was not resisting going to bed like before. I did not fight it as much as I used to. If the truth were known, hopefully it wont be, as soon as my head hit the pillow the Sandman started doing his thing. It was not long before I started sneaking 40 winks in the afternoon. I distinctly remember one afternoon when my wife came in and said, Youre not taking a nap, are you? I know lying is not a good thing, especially to your spouse. Sometimes when you are in a fix such as I was in at that moment, the truth scampers in the opposite direction. No, I stuttered as she looked at me. I was just meditating. I guess everybody snores when theyre meditating, she said with a smirk on her face. From then on, it was a game trying to get in a nap without getting into trouble. I did find out that after one of my power naps I was able to do a lot more work. However, I kept that bit of information to myself. Then my whole world changed. Dont you like it when something happens proving you are right? It does not happen very often to me, but when it does, I relish it like a freshly baked apple fritter. I happened to be watching some television news program. I confess I was half dozing and watching at the same time, but suddenly they said something that got my full salute attention. According to the news story, and they cant put it on TV unless its true, right? But according to this story, research showed that there were a great many benefits associated with afternoon naps. That was enough for me and I, like the gentleman I am, called for my wife to come and watch this news story with me. Some things in life should be shared and this was one of them. Afternoon naps drastically reduce the danger of heart attack and improve a persons memory. So, I said to my wife after the story, what do you think of that? She smiled and looked at me and said, Well, it must work because you never forget to take a nap. I will forgive her for the hilarious laughter following her remark. Just so you know, the laughter did not come from me. I may have been smiling on the outside but I was snorting on the inside. For years, I thought taking an afternoon nap was rather beneficial. Now I have the proof and I can indulge in a daily power nap without feeling any sense of guilt at all. I love it when I have been proven right. Now I take great delight in one of my favorite Bible passages. Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls (Matthew 11:28-29). A friend of mine often says, Come apart and rest a while or youll just come apart. An afternoon nap has unashamedly become part of my daily activity.6 Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 0007XX9 To Advertise in the Church Directory Call Cheryl(352) 489-2731 000EY1C 489-2685 Hall Available For Community Functions Hol y Fai th Epi scopal Church 19924 W. Bl ue Cove Dr. Dunnel l on T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Services 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Coffee Hour 9:00 AM Heal i ng 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 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 000EWOB 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 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 Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . 4:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000EHXG Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name 000EHWM 000ESHZ In Loving MemoryMARGARET C. KUNZMarch 12, 1929 May 16, 2011 Margie, it has been two years since you left us. I still look at the same pictures and the many items we bought from all our travels. And I think of you. We still love and miss you deeply. Charlie, your loving family, and many friends. 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 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 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 Now thats news pastor can really useOUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder Sunflower festival blossoms Photos special to the Riverland NewsMembers of American Legion Post No. 58, the Legion Womens Auxiliary, Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park (FORS) and employees of the state park gather for a group photo prior to the start of the annual Sunflower Festival. Assisted-living facility residents honored at festival SHARON HUSTON Special to the Riverland News ABOVE: Attendees enjoy refreshments and conversation prior to lunc h being served. BELOW: Nicki Aiken, park services specialist, escorts a guest to the Felburn Pavilion for the annual Sunflower Festival.

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Hospice COPD Support Group to meet Hospice of Marion County invites you to the only COPD Support Group in the county. The group is for anyone with breathing concerns and those who care about someone with a breathing problem. It is a positive environment providing education and support. The Ocala Airheads meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday monthly at the West Marion Medical Plaza in the second floor community room. For more information, call Leigh Hutson at 352-484-5458.AA group meets weekly at Baptist churchLight in Dark Places, a new Alcohols Anonymous (AA) group, will meet at noon Mondays at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon at 20831 Powell Road. The public is welcome. For more information, call Francis Endryck at 352476-2819 or email fendryck@tampabay.rr. com.Nar-Anon hosts weekly meetingsThe Nar-Anon Family Group hosts the Together We Grow meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204. NarAnon is for family and friends of addicts, sharing experiences, strength, hope, and providing a path to serenity and peace of mind. For information, visit www.NARANONFL.org.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.Reformers Unanimous meetings scheduledReformers Unanimous is an addictions program developed from more than a decade of experience, and is the fastest growing faith-based addictions program in America. Meetings are directed not toward a specific addiction, but toward overcoming any addiction through the Higher Power that is Jesus Christ. For more information, as well as success testimonies, visit the national website at www.reformu. com. Local meetings are at 7 p.m. Fridays at Riverland Baptist Church, one mile north of State Road 40 on U.S. 41. Caregivers Support Group meets monthlyThe Caregivers Support Group meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly at The First United Methodist Church on State Road, Dunnellon. For information, contact Bob Henton at 465-5862 or email rhenton584@aol. com Voter registration drive slatedThe 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.Knights to host 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. 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 drop-off 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.Writers Group meets Saturdays 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. Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 7 000EQU3 000EQFF Deven Medical Center We Specialize In Diabetes Care Most Advanced Diabetes Treatments Heart Disease Cancer Screenings Physicians Weight Loss Physical Exams Sick Visits U.T. Deven M.D. Elizabeth Pike, ARNP-C Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner NEW PATIENTS AND WALK-INS WELCOME Open: M-F 9:00-5:00 and Sat. 9:00-11:00 Board Certified Internal Medicine 000ER83 INGLIS 352-447-2122 41 N. Inglis Ave., Inglis DUNNELLON 352-465-1919 11707 N. Williams St., Dunnellon Across from Bank of America High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Lab EKG Pap Smears NEWS NOTES Church schedules flea market SaturdayThe 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 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.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.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.Clothe the Children benefit slatedThe Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in conjunction with Bob Evans Restaurant, will host a Family Community Day on Wednesday, May 29, to help raise funds for the churchs Clothe the Children drive. Fifteen percent of all meal tickets will be donated toward the program. A flier must be presented at checkout and can be obtained at the restaurant at State Road 200 and County Road 484 the week prior to the event or at the church office at U.S. 41 and State Road 40. For information, call 489-5954.Church to host mens ministry Join 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. New womens Bible study slatedNew Womens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womans Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For more information check us out in Facebook at One Womans Prayer. CHURCH EVENTS Annie W. Johnson volunteers recognized Special to the Riverland NewsMr. and Mrs. Tony Mathews, Pete Hulse and Bill Brassell dish up food at the recent Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Center annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner for volunteers at the thrift store and center. Officials highlighted accomplishments for 2012 along with goals for 2013. There were 52 individuals, including staff and board members, in attendance to enjoy a catered meal while the volunteers were recognized for their service with each receiving a special gift. SUPPORT GROUPS

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8 Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 ABOVE: Luminaria bags honor or remember anyone that has fought cancer. For a donation the bags are inscribed with the honorees name and lit during an evening ceremony. RIGHT: Katelyn VanValkenburgh poses in her Ninja Turtle costume Friday at the Dunnellon Relay for Life at Dunnellon High School. BELOW: Sarah Janosik, left, and Shelby Webb enjoy a medieval battle rittlual on an inflatible jousting plastform during Relay for Life. ABOVE: Ten-year-old Jade Deonath worked with the firefighters team to raise money during Relay for Life. BELOW: Danielle Duke, 6, gets her face painted by Tonya DeRose at Relay for Life. The face painting was a very popular fundraiser, which DeRose also did at Boomtown Days to help raise money for Relay. Survivors make their way around the track Friday during the opening lap, or the Survivors Lap, to mark opening ceremonies at the Dunnellon Relay for Life at Dunnellon High School. Thus far, more than $22,000 was raised during the Dunnellon Relay for Life. Photo by DARLENE MANN, JULIE MANCINI and STEVE WHITE/Riverland News One step at a time

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Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 9 FAMILY FEATURES The ripe olive is one of the most versatile foods in the pantry. While delicious on its own, olives also add flavor to a number of dishes from soups and salads to appetizers and entrees. One dish, that features olives predominantly and is as versatile as its main ingredient, is tapenade. Tapenade originated in Provence, France, as a simple mixture of chopped olives, with various herbs and spices and is often used as a spread on crackers or a condiment. There are many different recipes for tapenade, and the first step is selecting the type of olive to use. Green and black California Ripe Olives are perfect because of their mild taste and ability to blend well with other flavors. To ensure you are purchasing California Ripe Olives, check the label to see if theyre a product of the U.S. Tapenades are as varied as they are deli cious, with con sis tencies that range from a spreadable paste to a chunky, salsa-like mixture. And their flavors can span the globe, from Greek and Mexican to Asian and French. A simple ripe olive base is all you need to create a world of flavor. Here are three very different approaches to tapenade. The first is inspired from where the olives come from California and includes garlic, shallots and fresh basil. The second has a Mexican flair with chipotle peppers and fresh cilantro. Finally, its Eastmeets-West with an Asian-inspired version that balances the mild olive flavors with spicy Sriracha and fresh ginger. Although delicious with crackers and a traditional cheese plate, there are a number ofcreativewaystoenjoytape nade, including:Mixing with sour cream for a zesty dip As a spread on sandwichesSpooned on tacos with lettuce, tomatoes and cheeseStuffed into chicken breasts for a flavor ful kickSpread on pizza dough and topped with cheese and veggies For more recipes featuring California Ripe Olives, visit www.CalOlive.org.California Wine Country TapenadePrep time: 10 minutes | Chill time: 1 hour Makes 8 to 10 servings 1/2 cup chopped shallots 1/4 cup chopped smoked sun-dried tomatoes 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 6-ounce can California Green Ripe Olives, well drained 1 6-ounce can California Black Ripe Olives, well drained 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Crackers or toasted baguette slices Place shallots, sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar and garlic in a food processor and pulse on and offuntilfinelychopped.Addolives, basil, salt and pepper and pulse again until chopped. Cover and chill for 1 hour. (May be prepared 1 day ahead.) Serve with crackers or toasted baguette slices. Spicy Asian TapenadePrep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 5 minutes | Chill time: 1 hour Makes 8 to 10 servings Tapenade: 2 6-ounce cans California Ripe Olives, well drained 1/2 cup minced onion 2 tablespoons olive or peanut oil 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (unseasoned) 1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil 2 cloves garlic, minced Crispy Won Ton Dippers: 24 square won ton wrappers, each cut into 2 triangles Olive oil cooking spray Sea salt to taste Crispy Won Ton Cups: 24 square won ton wrappers Olive oil cooking spray Place all tapenade ingredients in a food processor and pulse on and off until finely chopped. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Meanwhile for dippers, preheat oven to 400F and line 2 baking sheets with foil. Cut won ton wrappers in half and place on baking sheets; coat with olive oil spray and season lightly with salt. Bake for 5 minutes or until golden brown. For cups, preheat oven to 350F. Spray won ton wrappers on both sides with olive oil cooking spray. Press into 24 mini muffin cups, pressing all the way into the bottom. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown; let cool.Mexican TapenadePrep time: 10 minutes | Chill time: 1 hour Makes 8 to 10 servings 2 6-ounce cans California Ripe Olives, well drained 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 green onions, sliced 1 canned chipotle pepper plus 2 teaspoons adobo sauce from can Good quality tortilla chips Drain olives well and place in a food processor with all remaining ingredients except chips. Pulse on and off until finely chopped. Cover and chill for 1 hour. (May be prepared 1 day ahead.) Serve with tortilla chips or use as a sandwich spread or in quesadillas or tacos. California Wine Country Tapenade Mexican Tapenade

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RIVERLANDEDUCATION 10 Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 Voluntary Pre-K, kindergarten registration open Theres no better time than now to register children for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten classes this summer and regular kindergarten classes this fall. Parents can register their children at local elementary schools at any time. They can complete and print online forms to bring with them to save time in the waiting line. Currently, more than 3,120 kids attend kindergarten in Marion County Public Schools. Forms are available under the Student Enrollment option in the Parent Information tab at www.marion.k12. fl.us. Summer VPK (Voluntary PreKindergarten) classes are available from 7:39 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. June 10 through Aug. 1 at 10 elementary schools: Belleview, College Park, Dunnellon, East Marion, Fessenden, Greenway, Madison Street, Maplewood, Marion Oaks and Oakcrest. To participate in VPK, children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2013, a Florida resident, and not participated in a VPK school-year program. Free breakfast and lunch are part of the VPK program each day, along with a snack. Parents must provide their own transportation for summer VPK programs and obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County at 352-369-2315. To register, parents must provide the students original birth certificate, two proof of residency documents (not including a drivers license), physical and immunization records and the childs social security card (optional). To attend kindergarten starting this August, the same rules apply. To register for kindergarten, parents should complete the online form mentioned earlier, print it out, and bring it with them to their neighborhood school. For more information, call your nearest elementary school or call the K-12 Academic Services Office at 352-236-0500 or the Title One Office at 352-671-4171. District calling all 4-, 5-year olds Special to the Riverland News Riverland Christian Academy to recognize graduates Special to the Riverland NewsRiverland Christian Academy will host graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. Friday at Riverland Baptist Church for its Class of 2013, which features seniors Sara Johnson, left, class valedictorian; Tasha Lynn Fish, center, class salutatorian; and Keith Rex Carringer, right, student body president. Fish will graduate with honors. For information, call 489-6177. Romeo Elementary to host Seeds of Character show If you enjoy music, puppets, illusion, comedy and audience involvement, then you will not want to miss Romeo Elementary Schools the Seeds of Character show from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Monday. This one-hour program is guaranteed to inspire kids to build great character and make right choices. You will be doing, not just viewing this show. Its a unique combination of solid educational content and great entertainment for the whole family. This is a free family event provided by our wonderful PTO.Field DayField Day will be May 31 and is a fun day set aside for friendly athletic competition between grade levels. Grades kindergarten through second will enjoy morning outdoor activities, while grades three through five gear up to participate in the afternoon. Be sure to pack extra clothes, closed-toe shoes and a towel because many of these activities involve water. No bathing suits unless they are worn under clothes. Hats and sunscreen are encouraged. Parents are welcome, but must sign in at the front office and have proper ID.Science fairThe annual Romeo Science Fair will be from Jane Ashman Romeo Principal 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. 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.face book.com/pages/Boysand-Girls-Clubs-ofMarion-Co-DunnellonUnit. DHS grad finishes basic trainingArmy Pfc. Ricardo P. Hernandez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. He is a 2008 graduate of Dunnellon High School. Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box tops and labels can be dropped off at the office of the church or put in the container in the church narthax. For information, call 489-5954.Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For information, visit www.manateediv.org or call Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at 352-212-5473. EDUCATION NEWS The UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service and Master Gardeners will host the 2013 Marion Sprouts summer camp from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 24 to 28 at the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service Auditorium and gardens at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. The camp is designed to nurture childrens nature knowledge and grow their gardening interests with the Marion Sprouts summer camp, a fun, educational and hands-on camp led by the UF/IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners. Universitytrained horticulture experts will introduce campers, ages 8 to 14 years old, to the art and science of gardening. Campers will learn about plant growth and development, water, soils, environmental horticulture, garden pests, plant identification and more. Master Gardeners will also help campers explore career opportunities in the horticulture field. The registration fee of $75 covers the cost of supplies and is due with registration by May 17. For information, call 352-6718400. For other educational opportunities for all ages, visit www.marioncounty fl.org/extensionservice. htm and like the Marion County Master Gardeners on Facebook www.facebook.com/ marioncountymaster gardeners for updates right to your newsfeed. Master Gardeners summer camp set FFA awards banquet today The FFA members of Dunnellon Middle and Dunnellon High schools will host a joint annual banquet starting at 5:30 p.m. today in the Dunnellon High School caf. Dinner will be served at 5:30 with the award presentations scheduled to begin at 6. The FFA annual banquet is a wonderful way to salute our DMS FFA members for the many extra hours they have put in before and after school to learn, practice and grow their knowledge base. To Dunnellon Middle School FFA members, we extend our thanks to you for representing yourselves over the past school year in such a mature and positive manner. You definitely ROAR. Thank you, too, to Matthew Dettloff, our agriculture instructor. The DMS Spring Band Concert, under the direction of Ms. Kristina Roblow, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the DMS Auditorium. The Beginning and Symphonic bands will perform as well as the DMS Chorus. We know that the audience will be in for an uplifting evening of music by our talented young people. We hope your schedule will allow you to join us as our DMS band and chorus members present their final concert of the school year. Thank you to our band and chorus members for your hours of after-school practice to provide us, your audience, with topnotch entertainment. Band members, please report to the band room by 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. Have a good time! The Dunnellon Middle School Book Fair begins Friday. Parents and students are welcome to visit the DMS Book Fair and see the latest choices from Scholastic books for your childs reading enjoyment. The DMS Book Fair will run from Friday through Thursday, May 23. Parents, please check in at the front desk so we may issue you a visitors badge before visiting the Book Fair in the Media Center. This year, the DMS Book Fair will offer evening hours from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, just prior to the DMS Spring Band Concert. This is a great Be There opportunity for you and your child to select some summertime reading to prevent the dreaded Summer Brain Drain. Come check us out. The Academic Brain Bowl members will practice from 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. Monday as they prepare for the June 1 competition at Vanguard High School. Thank you for staying after school to sharpen your competitive skills and spirit! Students will return home copies of textbooks Wednesday and Thursday. The schedule is: Wednesday, May 22 Language Arts and Social Studies textbooks. Thursday, May 23 Math textbooks. Parents, call Mrs. Hendrix at 465-6720 in our discipline office to make arrangements for payment of lost books. There will be no school Friday, May 24, and Monday, May 27, throughout the Marion County School system in observance of Memorial Day. School will resume at our normal schedule Tuesday, May 28. We wish you a safe holiday weekend. And, of course, we have to brag a bit this week. The DMS Book Bowl Team did a great job representing us at the annual Book Bowl Competition on Thursday, May 2. We may not have placed, but our extreme readers showed their Marion County peers that, yes, Dunnellon Middle School loves to read. Way to go! We are truly honored and proud to announce the following names of Dunnellon Middle School students who were selected for membership in the Benjamin Franklin Society of Scholars. These bright young DMS students are: Breanna Bergeron, eighth grade; Lauren Ford, sixthPRINCIPALS OFFICE PRINCIPALS OFFICE Edible Book contest JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsJanise Monteiro poses by her teams Hoot cake during Dunnellon High Schools annual Edible Book contest. For more about the contest, see Page 12. Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal See SMALLRIDGE page 12 See ASHMAN page 11

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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, self-help, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-On-Tape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends 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. County hosts weekly farmers market Marion County is bringing back its weekly Friday farmers market and is looking for additional vendors. The Health Happens Farmers Market will be from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays at the McPherson Governmental Complex field at 601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The market will run through late December. For information, call Wellness Coordinator Brittney Bruner at 352-438-2360 or email wellness@marioncountyfl.org.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. Call Ellie Pollock at 465-6803 for information or 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 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 Lion Bob Melnick at 352-816-2730. 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in the Cafeteria. Join us as we proudly present Romeos future scientists displaying their creative Science Fair projects ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade. 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 fourth-grade 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 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 fifth-grade student performing in this event, please ensure they arrive no later than 4:45 p.m. in concert dress code (bright blue Romeo Tshirt 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 fulllength 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 in to 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.Fifth-grade boutique The Romeo Boutique will be opened the last week in May for any fifth-grade students who would like dress clothes to wear for the fifthgrade Awards ceremony. The students get to pick out and try on an outfit they would like to wear for the ceremony, and the outfit becomes theirs to keep after the ceremony. Look for an informational letter and parent consent form to be sent home sometime in the middle of May. The bottom of the letter will have a place for parents to write their students sizes and to give permission for their student to shop at the boutique. Students must bring the signed form back to school in order to choose an outfit. 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Kindergarten through second grade, 8:15 to 10:45 a.m.; third through fifth grades, 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 3 Kindergarten Awards Ceremony. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 First Grade Awards Ceremony. 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 Second Grade Awards Ceremony. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 Third Grade Awards Ceremony. 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 Fourth Grade Awards Ceremony. 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6 Fifth Grade Awards Ceremony. Thursday, June 6 Last day of school. ASHMAN continued from page 10 Boomtown proceeds Special to the Riverland NewsJerry Lane, chief executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County, accepts a donation from Beverly Leisure, executive director of the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce. A portion of gate receipts from Boomtown Days was given to the building fund for the new Dunnellon facility. NEWS NOTES Friends of the Library bookstore now open

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Cake here, cake there, cake everywhere! This was the very feeling Dunnellon High students and staff felt May 10 in the Dunnellon High media center. The second annual Edible Book contest hosted by Joan Lourenco, was a big hit at the school. Overall, Im just amazed, said Lourenco, who noted students and teachers baked and decorated cakes to look like their favorite books, ranging from The Magic School Bus to To Kill a Mockingbird. All the students and teachers schoolwide were given the chance to view all the cakes, and either pay 25 cents to taste a sample of a cake of their choosing, or pay 1 cent to cast a vote for their favorite cake based on appearance. Teachers volunteered to judge, based on looks, taste and originality. I was impressed by the creativity of everyone that participated in the contest, said Morgan Luckey, taste judge and teacher. Of course, everyone was excited to know if their favorite cake won, and many were pleased to find out that five different cakes placed in the highest honored award, Best of Show. Those winners included the Hoot cake made by culinary students Kalyn Rodriguez, Janise Monteiro, Lacey Ford and Erica Wygant. To Kill a Mockingbird, made my Julie Mancini, as well as Los Monosqueros y las Doncellas, made by the AP Spanish class. The final two winners were The Magic School Bus by Morgan Shalna, Angela DeGennaro, Kayla Owens and Kiana Crespo, and Rainbow Fish by Melanie Nieves, Stasia Bishop and Quentin Smith. The whole experience was described as outstanding by Michael Baird, county high school gifted consultation teacher, who happened to stop by Dunnellon and witness the cake magic. grade; Jacob Hicks, seventh grade; Megan Howard, eighth grade; Robert Reed, eighth grade; and Taylor Turner, eighth grade. This honor is in recognition of your outstanding student performance in the social studies and is available to students in the sixth through 12th grades. This is a difficult honor to earn. Each social studies teacher in the county is limited to two student selections. The criteria for their selections is: student must have earned either a 3.5 minimum GPA in social studies and a 3.0 in all other academic areas, or a 4.0 minimum GPA in the social studies and a 2.0 in all other academic areas. Students shall have exhibited the following Franklin-like traits: civic, community and/or school participation; inquisitiveness and breadth of interests; contribution to the learning atmosphere; political astuteness; demonstration of problem solving and critical thinking skills; superior ability in written expression; and exhibits appropriate classroom behavior at all times. As you can see, being selected for membership in the Benjamin Franklin Society of Scholars is a huge honor. Congratulations on your outstanding academic performance. As everyone knows, Dunnellon Middle School loves to read! We are going to list 141 names that prove it! Students who reached or surpassed their AR (Accelerated Reader) goal for the third quarter are: Austin Adams, Brittany Alexander, Judy Allen, Jason Anthony, Alejandro Arredondo, Tiana Banda, Luz Bautista, Emily Begin, Breanna Bergeron, Zachary Bones, Breann Brackett, Samantha Brittan, Anahi Calvo-Wences, Rayanna Carlisle, Alexis Challis, Carly Chinners, Nicholas Ciccione, Destiny Clark, Jeremy Cristello, Benjamin Crouch, Steven Cruz, Andy Davila Heredia, Hunter Day, Sherry DayPage, Cecilia Delorenzo, Cory Deming, Connor Denmark, Ashley Dunne, Mark Duran, Baltazar Esparza, Emanuel Esparza, Robert Farnell, Gabriel Felix, Tyler Ferguson, Idette Garcia Hernandez, Anna Gilberti, Gabriela Gutierrez, Luis Gutierrez, Nikita Haynes, Tkeyah Hilbert, Megan Howard, Alicia Hyson, Ruben Ignacio, McKenzie Ingram, Elking Irizarry-Lopez, Kristaharra Irizarry-Lopez, Brandon Jaglal, Matilyn Jenkins, Abby Johnson, Chelsie Joice, Esgar Gerardo Nunez, Christian Kidd, Tyler LaMon, Jacqueline LeBlanc, Madisyn Leeds, Corrin Leslie, Nathan Leslie, Sayra Loya, Grace MacFarlan, Ivory Mack, Elizabeth Martinez, Nereida Martinez, Josua McNichols, Perla Mercado, Alondra MercadoGutierrez, Shelby Meyers, Jon Mims, Alyssia Mitchell, Kayla Mock, Jasmine Monahan, Erica Morales, Toni Morgan, Nayadeth Muniz-Hernandez, Rebeca Munoz, Chandler Neal, Camden Nelson, Tyler Nesmith, Chelsey Newmones, Emily Newsom, Heather Noll, Kyrstin Nottke, Arelin Padillo Ramos, Cielo Palamo Melendez, Biridiana Perez Sanchez, Bryan Perez Sanchez, Kelsey Perry, Charles Peterson, Olivia Peterson, Isabella Pierro, Kurtis Pinto, Kelsey Piorkowski, Alexis Quinn, Javier Rabadan, Robert Reed, Christian Rey, Nicki Riffle, Alexis Robinson, Deborah Rodriguez, Justin Romero, Anabel Ruiz, Chantal Ruiz, Tikeasua Rushing, Caitlynn Russo, William Salmons, Luz Sanchez Sotelo, Micaela Santiago, Michael Santiago, Olivia Savage, Holden Schubel, Sierra Shepard, Alexis Shutt, Kimberly Singleton, Carl Smith, Jose Solis, Diana Solorzano, Brando Spangler, Alan St. Jean, Kaylah Starks, Kristen Starr, Brenden Stewart, Austin Strouse, Jonathan Suazo, Londyn Swanson, Maryam Thornton, Cortez Tigg, Miranda Tomaine, Samuel Torres, Destiny Torres-Santiago, Michael Vichot, Timothy Vieira, Manuel Villalbazo, Kendal Waldrop, Jeni Walker, Hannah Warren, Emily Weaver, Abigail Wences, Angelique Willis, Devon Wright, Cheyenne Youngblood and Cheyenne Zeigler. 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those in attendance. Some were at their first event such as Jerry and Nancy Engelke. Nancy was diagnosed with brain cancer and now lung cancer but is doing well. Melissa Hart has been participating for four years now. She is not a survivor but, like most of us, has a good friend who has been fighting cancer. Her friend couldnt be at the Relay last year, but is doing better and walking around the track this year. Thats a good thing! she said while popping corn at the Im With the Band site. Hart also sang the national anthem during the opening ceremony. Dee Winey and Linda Sprague are old-timers taking part in this experience and consider themselves a team throughout their ordeal. They were part of a large contingent from Spruce Creek Preserve, which raised more than $2,200 from luminarias. Many others in the crowd, like Nancy Engelke, said: Linda was my inspiration. Although Sprague is on her third bout with cancer she was celebrating that only two more treatments remained. It was obvious that her spirits and attitude were what made the difference as she challenged other communities for a friendly competition during the next Relay. After the Survivor and Caregiver lap, event chairwoman Robin Stein welcomed them to the Survivors Dinner, which was provided by Pavarottis. During the meal, Dan Shnable played guitar and sang tunes like Mustang Sally while the survivors and caregivers were nourished. The Rainbow Lakes Fire Rescue group was called on by DJ Larry Spangler for an unbiased judging of the Little Miss and Little Mr. Relay. Led by Capt. Ryce Noller from Rainbow Lakes Fire Rescue, Don and Ashley Derose were chosen, much to the delight of their mother, Tonya, and her Pink Butterflies team. As promised by Jennifer McKathan, the executive director for the American Cancer Society of Marion County unit, there was plenty of entertainment and games throughout the 18hour event to keep everyone awake, involved and supporting each other. One of the highlights of the evening was the moving traditional luminaria ceremony. During a special remembrance ceremony, the bags were lit and left to burn throughout the night. Although team donations are still being made, so far Dunnellons 12 teams and onsite fundraisers raised more than $22,000 in the fight against cancer. The journey to end cancer starts with a single step and Dunnellon made its single step a significant one, important to all of us who are survivors or caregivers.14 Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 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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Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 A15 446-0516 RIV 05/22/13 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating the Administrative Committees monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome May 16, 2013 447-0516 RIV 05/22/13 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating a Nominating Committee meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 directly following the Administrative Committee meeting. The meeting will be held at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome May 16, 2013 440-0516 RIV 05/31 sale PUBLIC NOTICE UNCLAIMED VEHICLE AUCTION The following vehicle(s) will be sold for charges due on 05/31/2013 at 8:00AM 2004 TOYOTAVIN# 5TDZT34A54S228646 1986 BNDR VIN# 1GBKP37W2G3305898 Address where vehicle(s) are stored and will be sold: Scrambletown Wrecker Service 15679 NE Hwy. 314, Silver Springs, FL34488 352-625-2444. Scrambletown Wrecker Service reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. May 16, 2013 444-0516 RIV 06/07 Sale Date NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 06/07/2013 at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL34470 and 19940 N US 441, McIntosh, FL pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1992 DODGE VIN# 1B7GL26X4NS533454 1997 HONDAVIN # 1HGEJ814XVL118437 1996 TOYOTAVIN # 2T1BB02E7TC141847 May 16, 2013 445-0516 RIV NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/ C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 06/10/2013, 9:00a.m. at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala FL34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2003 NISSAN VIN # 1N4AL11D73C171291 May 16, 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 441-0523 RIVEstate of Lonneman, Margaret 2013-CP-0251 Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-0251 Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF MARGARET G LONNEMAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARGARET G. LONNEMAN deceased, whose date of death was October 16, 2012, is pending in the the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE 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 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, NOT 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 first publication of this Notice is May 16, 2013 Personal Representative: Gerald G. Conte 5680 SW 89th Street, Ocala, FL 34476 Attorney for Personal Representative: Lorenzo Ramunno, Florida Bar No. 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 16 & 23, 2013 442-0523 RIV vs. Inglis, Joy 2013-CP-0396 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTYFLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-0396 Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF JOYM. INGLIS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALLPERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINSTTHE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of JOYM. INGLIS deceased, File Number 2013-CP-0396, by the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, FL34475; that the decedents date of death was January 23, 2013; that the total value of the estate (less exempt property) is less than $5,000, and that the name and address of the person to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Maryanne Haagen, 5907 SW 55th Place, Ocala, FL34474 443-0523 RIV vs. Tantillo, Alfred 2013-CP-0477 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTYFLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-0477 Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF ALFRED TANTILLO Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALLPERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINSTTHE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of ALFRED TANTILLO, deceased, File Number 2013-CP-0477, by the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, FL34475; that the decedents date of death was January 15, 2013; that the total value of the estate is less than $75,000, and that the name and address of the person to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Myra M. Tantillo, 9255 SW 92nd Place Road, Ocala, FL34481 ALLINTERESTED 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 PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALLCLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOTSO FILED WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYOTHER 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 16, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/Myra M. Tantillo 9255 SW 92nd Place Road, Ocala, Florida 34481 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: LORENZO RAMUNNO, Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA 7500 SW 61 Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 www.ramunnolawfirm.com Secondary E-Mail: ramunnolaw34476@gmail.com May 16 & 23, 2013 ALLINTERESTED 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 PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALLCLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOTSO FILED WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYOTHER 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 16, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/MARYANNE HAAGEN 5907 SW 55th Place, Ocala, Florida 34474 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/LORENZO RAMUNNO, Attorney Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM, PA 7500 SW 61 Avenue, Suite Ocala, FL34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 www.ramunnolawfirm.com Secondary E-Mail: ramunnolaw 34476@gmail.com May 16 & 23, 2013 JR.s MOBILE small engine repair mowers, compressors, pressure washers, more (352)547-0922 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 INVERNESS55+ park Enjoy the view! 2 bd, 1 bath Lot rent, car port, water, grass cutting included. 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MULTI FAMILY SALE Furniture, Lawn Mower, Household, TV,S.W. 193rd Circle FOLLOW SIGNS DUNNELLONFri, Sat, Sun May 17, 18 & 19 9am to 5pm Hshld furn, tools, washer & dryer, 2 bdrm, living & dining set & other items 4176 SW Dahlia Ct. Rainbow Lakes Est. INDUSTRIALSEWING MACHINE, Union Special, Style 63400A, Made in USA $130 OBO 352-489-0976 FRENCH BULLDOG Pups,11weeks,2Males,house broken,shots,$800each adriansmith17@aim.com 352-795-5310 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! 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! 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Comedy division. Liberty also won first place in Public Service Announcement. Altogether, Dunnellon brought home 20 awards this year in 11 categories. The first-place winning videos advance to regional competition. With a first-place finish at the regional event, the videos will move on and compete against other middle schools in a statewide competition. The state event has been a place for Marion County schools to excel in the past few years, having won 36 percent of the top prizes a year ago. A year ago, Dunnellon Middle School students captured 21 awards in 12 categories as well as claiming top honors in Best of Show. Among the trophy haul, DMS brought home six firstplace trophies, five runner-up awards and seven third-place finishes. By winning Best of Show, students also earned their school a $500 prize. Wood said as with most prize money the class won, it will go toward purchasing new equipment. Im always nervous, Wood said about the annual awards show. Liberty Middle really brought their A game this year, and the judges were buzzing about some of their projects. I teach the kids like I learned in the broadcast industry: Do it, take critique and make it better. Were lucky to be in a district that values student media production. We had some videos that are state championship quality that didnt even place. Wood praised this years Morning Madness team of what she called the most amazing group of 26 kids. Ive never seen a news show win Best of Show, she said. The other news show we entered featured Joe Acaba and it was also great. I really dont teach them. I take attendance and tell them to go to work. I will miss my eighth-grade students, but I have some really talented sixthand seventhgraders that will carry on the Morning Madness tradition. Delbert Smallridge, the first-year principal at Dunnellon Middle, praised the efforts of both his veteran educator and the students. Obviously, it means so much to me as the new principal of DMS to see our students achieve such a high level of recognition, he said. This could only be possible due to the tireless efforts of a fantastic TV production teacher, Beth Wood. Ms. Wood is the driving force behind our success year after year at DMS. The students both respect and love their teacher. I am honored that we have one of the strongest video production programs in the district Ms. Wood and the students have my full support for their program. While Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary School dominated its division, Dunnellon and Romeo Elementary School students did not go home empty-handed. Dunnellon Elementary captured six awards, including first-place finishes in Book Trailer in Kindergarten-Second Grade; Drama in Kindergarten-Second Grade; and Instructional in Kindergarten-Second Grade. Zenora Renda placed third in Drama; while Dunnellon 4-Hers placed second and third in Music Videos. Romeo students brought home secondand third-place awards in the News Feature category for thirdthrough fifth-grade students. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, May 16, 2013 000EWQU Tell the special graduate in your life how much you care. Print an inspiring message in our annual keepsake page. Include photos of your graduate at no extra charge.2 col. x 2 Only $25Ad Deadline: May 29, 2013Publication Date: June 6, 2013 Your Message and Photo HERE!Call the Riverland News to reserve your space352-489-2731 or email: dmann@riverlandnews.com Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Midlde School students pose for a group photo Friday after winning Best of Show at the 12th annual Marion County Media Festival at West Port High School. Front row, from left, are: Raquelle Irizarri, Biridiana Perez, Taylor Holmes, Maryam Thornton, Sammy Torres, Carly Chinners, Kendall Tuggle, Jeni Walker, Aaron Cohen, Taylor Powell and Londyn Swanson; second row, Rebeca Munoz, Raven Howarth, Dustin Burchfield, Steven Dunning, Tyler LaMom, Luis Gutierrez, Chris Reed, Cameron Pike, Eduardo Escalante, Derian Castro, Carlos Romero and Gonzalo Herrera; back row, Beth Wood, Sayra Loya, Edyzbelly Flores, Brianna Florvilus, Jennifer Macedo, Kaci Jones, Dominique White, Principal Delbert Smallridge, Emily Weaver, Haley Below, Gabe McMahan, Savannah Bond, Izzy Pierro, Natasha Pierro and Matalyn Gibbs. MASTERScontinued from page 1 LEFT: Dunnellon Elementary student T.J. Peterson is all smiles after winning first place in the grade K-2 division. RIGHT: Dunnellon students, from left, Connor Davis, Madison Thurman, Billie Athaide, Ang ela Mazzerole and Zenora Renda pose for a picture with Iron Man prior to the start of the awards show at West Port High School. 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 Call 352-489-2731 000EXN3 Name ______________________________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________________ City ___________________________________________________ State _______________ Zip ____________ Phone ______________________ Email ___________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill Me Sign up online Promo Code: SPLASH www.riverlandnews.com Clip, complete and mail to: Expires 6/30/13. In-County Only 3 month subscription Only Only $ 6 $ 6 Cool off this summer with your #1 source for local news, events, coupons and more!