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Creation Date: June 6, 2013
Publication Date: 07-04-2013

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Title: Riverland news
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Citrus Pub.
Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
Dunnellon, FL
Creation Date: June 6, 2013
Publication Date: 07-04-2013

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Natural career Thursday, July 4, 2013 Vol. 31 No. 37 75 cents New club progressing smoothly The Boys & Girls Club of Marion County felt blessed when officials received a federal grant in August 2010 to construct a new facility for the Dunnellon branch. Now, club officials are hopeful those who walk through the doors of the new, state-of-the art building will be equally as blessed when the doors open later this year, and rightfully so. I wanted to report that I placed a Bible under the foundation where the front door is located, Chap Dinkins, a board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County, wrote in an email update. Every person that enters through the front doors of this club will be blessed to step over Gods word. I hope you dont mind, but I felt it to be a fitting tribute. This building is being built with a solid foundation. Construction on the new 7,000-square-foot facility began in January. Progress has been Construction 60 to 70 percent done; facility could be open by September JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See CLUB page 16 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsJoe Smyth, park manger for Rainbow Springs State Park, is about to complete a 30-plus-year career in the Florida Park Services Department. Smyth, a graduate of the University of North Florida, will end his time at Rainbow Springs in mid-July, but his full retirement wont start until the fall. Smyth has been at Rainbow Springs since 2006. Fagan takes reins at CF Coach will lead Lady Patriots softball teamKevin Fagan has the opportunity hes been looking for. Fagan, who returned to earn his degree two years ago in order to have the chance to become a fastpitch college head coach, was tabbed as the temporary head softball coach by the College of Central Florida. During the past two years, Fagan has served as a volunteer assistant with CF and will take over as the programs boss for Kerri Ryskamp, who resigned in May after serving six seasons as the Patriot head coach. Fast-pitch has really been my passion for the last few years, said Fagan, who recently earned his degree in criminal justice. Becoming a head coach (at the college level) has been my plan all along and I am very excited about this opportunity. I really enjoy (coaching) football (a sport he has coached at Dunnellon High the past two seasons), but softball is where my passion is. When Kerri resigned and the job came open (I) was asked if I would be interested in the job and I said yes and I am very thankful and very excited about how things have worked out. CF athletic director JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsVictoria Lynn Thomas, a longtime educator at Romeo Elementary, has been named an assistant principal at Sunrise Elementary beginning in the 2013-14 school year. Dawn of new possibilities For more than 15 years, Romeo Elementary School has been a second home to Victoria Lynn Thomas. Now, the longtime educator will call Sunrise Elementary her new home as the 1989 Dunnellon High School graduate assumes the role of assistant principal at the Marion Oaksbased elementary school. Im very excited about taking that next step and having the chance to impact more kids, said Thomas, who has spent her entire 18-year career at Romeo Elementary, the past seven years as dean. There is that reservation though; Romeo is such a family environment for everyone. When you come to Romeo, you typically never leave. There are still several of the same people (at Romeo) that were there when I was first hired. Now, youre leaving your family behind More than 30 years ago, Joe Smyth was camping at OLeno State Park. Little did he realize at the time, that it would lead to a 30plus-year career in the Florida State Park System, a career set to officially come to a close in the coming months. However, his tenure as park manager at Rainbow Springs State Park officially ends in the coming weeks. Its been a wonderful time, a great, great career, he said. Its hard to believe its been that long ago. Am I ready? Yes, I think so, but Im going to miss the parks and the people. But 30-plus years ago, the then-University of North Florida graduate was awestruck by the beauty and his natural surroundings. He felt at one in the environment, and he yearned to be a part of it on a daily basis. I though, Id love to be a park ranger, he recalled. Of course, I assumed you needed a degree in some kind of ology, but something more in line with working in nature.The early yearsSmyth certainly didnt believe his psychology degree would merit much pull, if any. But he decided to crawl out on a limb and ask. He was told he simply needed a high school diploma. So Smyth started the lengthy process of becoming an employee in Floridas state park system. A year and a half later, he received his first job when he went to work at Talbot Island. They are very select on who they hire, Smyth said, noting he never once became discouraged. Thomas promoted to AP at Sunrise Elementary JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See DAWN page 15 See FAGAN page 12 Special to the Riverland News Kevin Fagan led DHS to consecutive state titles. TALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Florida State Parks and Office of Greenways and Trails invites visitors and residents to visit a state park and trail for outdoor recreation, events and family fun all throughout July. Gov. Rick Scott proclaimed July as Recreation and Parks month, observing that parks and recreation programs build family unity, strengthen neighborhood involvement and promote cultural diversity. July is the perfect time for residents and visitors to take the time to enjoy the many activities available at one of our award-winning state parks and trails, said Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione. Floridas state parks are a great place for families and friends to experience the outdoors and build a healthy lifestyle together. Recreation and Parks Month recognizes the importance of recreational and educational opportunities available at parks and trails, including boosting economies, attracting new business and increasing tourism. During the 2012 fiscal year, nearly 25 million people visited Floridas 171 state parks and state trails. This July, the Department encourages residents and visitors to visit a state park in their district for exciting events and activities. An easy way to plan a fun trip to a park this July is to download the Florida state parks mobile app, available for free download for smartphone users. This interactive guide gives users access to all state parks and trails with information on park amenities, facility maps and a real-time calendar of events. State to recognize July as Parks & Rec Month Smyth has left long-lasting impact in State Park Services JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See NATURAL page 3

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Training will be providedRainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a high-paced volunteer position that will assist visitors and the park. If you think you would like to start training to become a volunteer toll booth attendant, or other various positions, contact Nicky Aiken at Nicky. Aiken@dep.state.fl.us or call 465-8539. This job requires volunteers to work on a schedule that can be flexible, take toll collections, run a register, assist with phone calls and reservations, listen and respond to radio communications, answer basic visitor questions, and have a positive attitude. Toll booth attendant volunteers are asked to volunteer a minimum of four hours and must be in uniform. The toll booth is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily. The concession stand at Rainbow Springs State Park, run by the Friends of Rainbow Springs and volunteers, is in need of volunteers, especially on weekends. The hours of operation are currently from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested volunteers would receive training and work twoor four-hour shifts. Volunteers will need to fill out a volunteer applications. If interested contact Joe at 522-0396 and make sure to leave your name and number. Sharon Nicholes, a zone supervisor at the Dunnellon Walmart, set an incentive for the store to reach a goal of $8,500 for the Childrens Miracle Network. Nicholes promised to cut her hair for Locks for Love. The customers, cashiers and associates passed this goal and raised $8,954 on June 21. Venus Cruz, who owns Venuss Sunset Salon & Spa in Crystal River, offered to cut Nicholes hair for free if the store reached its goal.Special to the Riverland News Free childrens meals availableFamilies In Need of Dunnellon will offer free meals from noon to 1 p.m. June 10 through Aug. 15 as part of the Kids Cafe Summer Food Program at Ernie Mills Park on Bostick Street with the Boys & Girls Club. Children, ages birth to 18, will be served. For information, call 208-3514.SHINE to host free seminarsSHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders a division of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, will offer free seminars for people who are new to Medicare, or anyone who needs an update on Medicare. These seminars will cover all aspects of Medicare and help participants have a clear understanding of Medicare Parts A, B and D and explain Medicare Advantage plans for those attending. Seminars will be at the Dunnellon Public Library on the following dates: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11. 10:30 to noon Monday, Aug. 26. Additionally, a SHINE representative will be available at the library from 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly to assist anyone with questions, concerns and guidance with making their individual choices. City Beach passes now on saleThe city of Dunnellon is now selling City Beach Passes for the summer swiming season at Chaplin A. Dinkins III Memorial Park, commonly known as City Beach. A $10 pass covers up to three people for the season; a $20 pass covers up to 10 people. For information about the Beach Pass, call City Hall at 465-8500 or Public Services at 465-8590.Host families needed for exchange studentsEF Educational Homestay Programs is in need of host families to place students from China for three weeks this summer from July 17 to Aug. 4. These students are coming to the area to improve their English language skills and to experience American family life. Host families are asked to provide a bed for the students, an extra plate at the table, transportation to/from the course center at Dunnellon Christian Academy for classes/activities, and a welcoming environment. Youths from the host families can even earn community service hours by hosting. And for every three new families who host from your church or organization, EF will make a $50 donation to the organization. For information, call: Pamela Lange at 352-274-3042.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. July 11 and 12 at the Marion County Sheriffs Substation on U.S. 41. Class size is limited and reservations are required. For information or reservations, call 465-6359.2 Riverland News, Thursday, July 4, 2013 000FAP2 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 Call us today to schedule your appointment. Space is limited! 000FE93 000EL19 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. Carolyn Cairns Complimentary Manicurewith Chemical Services854-84448530 SW 103rd St. Rd., Suite A Ocala, FL 34481Conveniently 1/2 block off SR200 (Next to Bills Barber Shop)JuliesUNIQUE HAIR SALONJoinsI look forward to seeing you! 000FE6Q COMMUNITY BRIEFS Locks of Love donation State park in need of volunteers Special to the Riverland News

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County to host weekly farmers market Marion County is bringing back its weekly Friday farmers market and is looking for additional vendors. The Health Happens Farmers Market will be from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays at the McPherson Governmental Complex field at 601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The market will run through late December. For information, call Wellness Coordinator Brittney Bruner at 352-438-2360 or email wellness@marion countyfl.org. River Watch Program seeks volunteersThe Rainbow River Watch Program will start another season this spring and its duties are expanding, requiring additional personnel. The Marion County Sheriffs Office is seeking more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. The purpose of this program is to protect the Rainbow River and allow it to be used in a safe and prudent manner by all. As volunteers, you will go out on patrol, in a sheriffs boat, and assist tubers, 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. Watch Collectors meet monthlyThe Chapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) meet at 8 a.m. the fourth Sunday monthly except December at VFW Post 4781 at 9401 S.E. 110 St., Ocala. The facility is off State Road 200, behind Sims Furniture and next to MRMC Medical Park at Timber Ridge approximately 8/10 of a mile east of County Road 484. The presentation topics are about repair and maintenance of Clocks and Watches and related subjects. The public is welcome to attend. There is a $2 fee, which covers refreshments and expenses. For information, call Roger B. Krieger at 352-527-0669 or Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924.S. Dunnellon Civic Associaton meetsThe South Dunnellon Civic Association Inc. meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly at 1962 W. Test Court, South Dunnellon. The facility is on the left side of street just before The Annie W. Johnson Center. The public is invited to come help, and give ideas to promote community improvement and safety. For details, contact Randy Campbell at 465-7135 or email randolphcampbell@ bellsouth.net.Police collecting used cell phonesThe Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for victims of Domestic Violence. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violence shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique.DCF seeks volunteers for programThe Department of Children and Families in your community has been awarded a Food Stamp Participation Grant. DCF is looking for committed volunteers with computer experience to help our food stamp customers navigate the online application process. For information, call Nora Larsen at (352) 3305517 or e-mail Nora_ Larsen@dcf.state.fl.us.Golf course hosting Twlight League gamesRainbows End Golf Courses Tuesday Twilight League has begun. The points game starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, running through October. Entry fee is $20 and includes fees, cart, closest to pin prize, year ending championship and three-place payout prizes. The event is open to all players. Show up by 5:15 p.m. and the pro shop will establish your points quota. Also, a side skins game is available. For information or to sign-up, call 489-4566 to reserve a spot. The event is limited to the first 40 players. He certainly didnt let the opportunity go to waste. Within 18 months of securing his first position, he transferred to Fort Clinch in Fernandina Beach. Smyth spent another 18 months there, before making his way to Ichetucknee Springs State Park in Fort White. The experience, he said, makes a difference in ones career. At the time, park rangers and managers typically had law enforcement training. While working in Nassau County, Smyth became a certified law enforcement official. You have to have a lot of experience at different parks, you needed to have a lot of experience under your belt to move up, he explained. I was getting that experience and knew having the law enforcement training under my belt would be helpful.First promotionsSmyth received his first promotion assistant park manager at Manatee Springs State Park. He spent four years there. From there, he moved onto Myakka River State Park, again, serving as an assistant park manager. Smyth noted it was, and still is, a key park in the states system. It was the largest park in the system, at that time, Smyth explained. It was very well run, very well managed. I really learned a lot there, about several aspects of how to manage a park. Smyth explained during his four-year tenure at Myakka River State Park, he learned a lot about management resource practices and how best to implement them as well as how to organize and manage controlled burns. Most importantly, Smyth said, he learned more than he can imagine about the states diverse, fragile ecosystem. It was the most eyeopening experience and lesson in Floridas state park system, to that point, he added.Ah, park managerFinally, in 1987 to be precise, Smyth received the opportunity to oversee Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey. Smyth would spend the next 10 years of his already established and storied career there. During his tenure there, the park more than doubled in size, expanding from 462 acres to 1,384 acres. It was also a period in which the park helped rebuild the Scrub Jay population in the area. By the time Smyth left the park in 1997, more than 200 Scrub Jays were nesting in the area. Thats something Im really proud of, he said. That was vital to what we needed to do, and we got it done. After he completed his time at Oscar Scherer State Park, Smyth headed to North Palm Beach to serve as park manager at John D. McArthur State Park for the next four years. There, Smyth said, he witnessed one of the most impressive sights a person could see: sea turtle nesting area. It was amazing, he said. To be able to walk people through the area, safely, and show them a nest and actually sit there and catch an egg as a mother is laying it to show the people. Thats what its all about, thats what real Florida is all about. In 2001, his career took him to the Panhandle, more precisely it took him to Pensacola and Big Lagoon State Park. Smyth spent two years working there in which the main focus was removing nonnative plants. We did a good job of reducing the problem, he explained. Its not something that can be done in a short period of time. It takes years to do. While at Big Lagoon, Smyth met his current wife, CeCe. We enjoy a lot of the same activities and the outdoors, he said of his wife, now a retired state employee.Change in jobsWith a new governor in office, a new position in the state park system opened up, so Smyth took a shot at landing the job. He did, and now his scope of work entailed making sure the parks in the state system were adhering to the operation compliances set forth by officials. It was a great job, Smyth said of the Tallahassee-based position. It allowed him the opportunity to travel across the state and visit more of the parks to make sure they were in compliance with the operations manual. But by 2006, the state foresaw budgetary concerns and eliminated the position.Rainbow SpringsIn 2006, Smyth sought the position at Rainbow Springs State Park and he and his wife, CeCe, packed up their belongings and made their way south on U.S. 19 toward Dunnellon. During a preliminary visit to Rainbow Springs, Smyth and his wife fell in love with the park and its surroundings. My fondest memory was first seeing the headsprings and realizing what a jewel this place was, he recalled. One of his first memories of being in the river was diving and not seeing any caves in the river, which draws its fair share of recreational users. Its so unique in that from all of these vents, millions of gallons of water just comes pouring out on a daily basis, he said. Its amazing to see that underwater. This is probably one of the prettiest springs in the state and were blessed to have that still. Its not a bad place to come to work to every day. Not that the park didnt need some improvements when Smyth first arrived. One of the first tasks was to renovate the campgrounds and work to eradicate invasive plants, which Smyth said is taking hold and efforts are paying off to achieve those goals. Also removing septic tanks in the campgrounds was key, Smyth said, to protecting the future health of the river. I think finishing that was one of the best things weve been able to do, he said. The longtime park services employee praised the efforts of Friends of the Rainbow Springs State Park (FORS) for its dedication and service. I cannot say enough about them, he said. Theyve been great and theyve done so much for the park. They are a key reason were able to do as much as we can around here and deserve as much of the credit for Rainbow Springs being so attractive. When Smyth first took the helm at Rainbow Springs, visitors were plentiful, but did not come in droves. Now, Smyth said, the park is in the top 25 in the state for attendance, annually drawing more than 250,000 visitors. He believes the uptick in figures is twofold. One, more residents appreciate the natural beauty they have; and secondly, he believes more parents are making the push for their children to enjoy the great outdoors. Smyth said its not hard to educate those who come out, because most of the visitors to Rainbow Springs are acutely aware of their surroundings. Visitors here understand how precious this is, he said. Do we have a few people who dont understand the rules? Yes, but overall, people who come here respect the outdoors, they respect the environment. I certainly enjoy talking with the visitors who come here and explaining the history of Rainbow Springs, explaining the environment to them and how we can best protect that.Retirement plansSmyth will officially be a state employee until October; however, with his accrued time built up, his working tenure at Rainbow Springs State Park comes to a close in the coming weeks. Then, he and his wife will embark on a tour of the United States. Ive been promising her for a while now that Id retire, he said. Now is the time. And the couple doesnt have plans to sit around and watch the moss grow. Indeed, they will embark on a tour of the United States. They tentatively plan to visit as many states as possible, including Alaska. Making a trek outside of Florida for the native Smyth will be an adjustment. I know Florida and its roads, but outside of Florida is a different story, he explained. While traversing the U.S., Smyth and his wife plan to stick to the U.S. highways while avoiding the interstates. Pulling a large truck and fifth wheel camper is the key reason. Taking the U.S. highways, I think, allows us to see so much more of the nation, he said. As for visiting national parks, Smyth said, there are certainly a few on the list such as Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore, but the couple doesnt have an exact itinerary or timeframe planned, at least not as of now. Were still going to call Dunnellon home, he said. We love it here and really enjoy it, but were going to get out and see a lot of the U.S. Riverland News, Thursday, July 4, 2013 3 000FDPD Grooming Baths 20491 The Granada Dunnellon 489-0667 489-0667 30 30 YEARS YEARS EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE Deven Medical Center We Specialize InDiabetes Care Most Advanced Diabetes Treatments Heart Disease Cancer Screenings Physicians Weight Loss Physical Exams Sick Visits U.T. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, July 4, 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 Help someone learn the value of readingI volunteer on the Board of Directors for the Marion County Literacy Council, a local nonprofit organization with just two paid employees. Volunteer tutors teach adults in our community to read, prepare for the GED and learn to speak English. We have 276 students at this time. This is twice as many students compared to the same time last year. We continue to do more with less to help our students improve their lives. Most of our students live at or below the poverty level. At a recent Board meeting, I agreed to pay the $30 registration fee for one student. How many of my neighbors in Marion County will do the same? If you can read this letter, youre already doing better than 19 percent of the people in our county who are illiterate. The Literacy Council is working to improve this statistic, but we need help funding our services. All donations are tax-deductible and can be mailed to MCLC at 120 S.W. 5th St. Ocala, FL 34471. Thank you in advance for offering a hand-up to your neighbors in need. LerVerne Jacobs,MCLC Volunteer Board MemberWhat Councils are we referring to for mismanagement?Now that there seems to be consensus concerning the causes for Dunnellons financial problems, i.e., mismanagement by past Councils, I think its time we defined these terms. What management decisions are being referred to here? Was it mismanagement such as not zoning for business growth in areas where business needed to be? Perhaps, it was engaging in lawsuits with property owners that council was warned would lead to bankruptcy. Are those the past Councils being referred to? Was it placing median strips down what could have been Dunnellons most productive tax-generating corridor? How about putting red-light cameras in a town? Then ignoring the businesses that lost considerable clientele; thereby, reducing property, sales tax and licensing fees. These questions are important, because without definition there is no real accountability. We may find ourselves repeating Is gambling future worth risk? How long have yall known me? Well, its long enough that I have been able to say yall without getting the hives. In my old life, I would have gone on a diatribe of why it is grammatically incorrect. Yall are a bad influence on my northeastern elitist roots. So, we can summarize that yall have known me long enough to know better. Why on earth would you let me do home improvement projects on my own? You know I am a danger to myself and others. What were you thinking? My track record speaks for itself. Someone always ends getting hurt its either me or the house. I did not let you down this time. My track record still holds. I have been working my butt off getting the house in selling shape. My butt should be disappearing with all the exercise I have gotten. Cleaning is hard work. I rarely, if ever, get to brag and say my house is spotless. Now I can say it with a straight face and really mean it. I know it is hard to believe. My family is in shock. I posted photos on my Facebook page. Wow! Its nice to know I am not the only one in the family with a viscious sense of humor. During the past few weeks, I have been on my knees more than I ever was in 12 years of Catholic school. My brother says I am obsessing. I washed and waxed every floor tile and wood. If I could see my reflection, I knew I got through years of dirt and grime. A celebratory dance would have been in order, but I wasnt about to get my floors dirty. Having tackled the inside of the house I headed outside. Back on my hands and knees, I began scrubbing the tile on the patio. This made me ask why did I buy a house with such a huge patio? Why did I buy a house and not a condo? Its hot, humid and sticky typical Florida weather. Since my eyes are focused on the dirty tile I didnt notice the dark skies moving in. I did notice the geckos running for cover. Either there is a sale on insurance or there is a storm moving in. The wind began to whip. I look up as a streak of lightning slashed before me one Mississippi, two Miss, BOOM! Yep, that was close. The sky turned that scary blue green tornado dark. Yikes! I grabbed the bucket of filthy, dirty water, at this point I am asking myself why? and I head for the glass doors. With the dirty rag in one hand and the bucket in the other I struggle to open the door. Boom! goes another clap of thunder. I jumped out of my skin and Skinny butt, and dust cloths OPINIONS INVITEDThe opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. THE OTHER GUY LETTERS TIME TO SMILE THE JERSEY GIRL Happy Fourth of July! Happy Independence Day! We say this today with barely a thought but its easy to take it for granted. Like many other holidays, we sometimes forget the true meaning of the day and what it stands for. More than 200 years ago, our forefathers fought for their independence during the Revolutionary War. The legal separation of the 13 Original Colonies from Great Britain occurred July 2, 1776. Two days later, the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, was signed. Freedom of speech, freedom of choice and freedom of religion are all ways of life thanks to our ancestors who fought for these rights. An interesting piece of history I did not know, according to Wikipedia, two of the signers of the declaration and the only two to become future presidents of the United States, both died on July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. They were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. For most of us, the Fourth of July means fireworks and a day off from work. It seems to bring out the kid in all of us. No matter how many times you see the lights bursting in the sky, they still make you ooh and aah. Is there anything more fun than sparklers? Even today, with modern technology, we still have to wait for July to buy them, which makes them more special. Fireworks are often accompanied by patriotic songs we hear at this time of the year, songs such as The Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America and America the Beautiful, which represent our country and our freedoms. These songs inspire pride and often bring tears to our eyes as we embrace our country and all it has to offer. But imagine for a moment a day at the beach without your favorite bathing suit. What if you were required to cover your arms and legs in public? What if a statement was issued announcing who your government officials will be, even though you had no say in the matter? What if you were told what church you had to attend or who you had to marry? Yes, we Americans have got it made. We can pretty much do as we please. As long as were not breaking any laws, the higher powers leave us be. Or do they? Is all this starting to change? Is our government taking too great an interest in our personal habits? It started with the ban on smoking in most establishments, but who Oh say, can you see? Former Mayor John Taylor made a key statement weeks ago in a guest column in the Riverland News. Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, very few folks responded in a public forum. I respect Mr. Taylor. Its hard not to respect him. He doesnt command respect, instead he has earned my respect. Frankly, in my book, he deserves everyones respect. The gentleman has done a lot, not only for the Dunnellon community, but our nation as well. I dont think anyone, at least in the almost three years Ive been here, has uttered a negative comment, or an offhand remark about Mr. Taylor. He is the poster boy of a Boy Scout. Mr. Taylor wrote he stepped away from his leadership position in the City Council in 2007 because of his concern for the direction others on the Council were guiding the city, both its residents and businesses, at the time: financial stress and failure. That was six years ago. Of course, six years ago, Mr. Taylor was referring to the attempt to develop the city into a respected ecotourism community and the proposed development of Rainbow River Ranch. While there was a hearing regarding the settlement Wednesday (read next weeks Riverland News for more about the judges decision), there are a lot of folks concerned why the current City Council hasnt chosen to move forward with any concrete plans to capture the ecotourism dollars already flowing into the community. Frankly, ecotourism scares a lot of people and at least one organization. Those folks fear ecotourists and any development that would have safeguards put into place to not only protect the river but to help make sure future generations can enjoy the same benefits of our natural ecosystem that we do. Others, simply, believe the river is theirs. That anyone, or anything, is detrimental to their view, or their tranquility if you will. They believe the river is theirs to control, theirs only to enjoy. If it isnt true that they dont value ecotourism and the benefits of a state-ofthe-art, cutting-edge development along the river to help the city, businesses and residents to capitalize on tourism, then we ask: whats your plan? Whats the goal? Constantly being told no and that cannot be done See LETTERS page 5 See TIME page 9 See JERSEY page 9 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 9 Kathleen Wallace

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the same mismanagement decisions. They may even be repeated by the same individuals who made up past Councils, or had undue influence over these past Councils. It was interesting to read last weeks Letter to the Editor section in the Riverland News. Three letters: one authored by a past councilwomen who apparently does not yet understand that sidewalks are not improved because businesses have waited for them, but because a thriving business district is good financial policy. Ignoring this because your house abuts a business district is the mismanagement which brought us here. The next was written by a past administrator for past Councils, who I guess thinks that all we need to do is sell our mistakes and believes that we will then come out flush. This theory sounds good in the sense that we will eventually sell Greenlight and likely the water service for those outside the city limits. I just have a hard time understanding how it will not be at a significant loss. The third letter was written by the driving force behind those past Councils we hear so much about. I wonder how many people are aware that Burt Eno, Ph.D., was the largest campaign contributor to Fred Wards 2007 campagin, or that he has been involved in and funded the campaigns of most of our current Council as well as Councils going all the way back to the Councils that unseated John Taylor and the Mainstreet Program? Along with the RRC, this individual still maintains a lawsuit against the Rainbow River Ranch that has no foundation in environmental responsibility, but rather simply seeks to prevent responsible growth in an area that needs it, because they came here for the small town atmosphere and enviornment and are not willing to share it with tourists or anyone else for that matter. Current Council Mayor Nathan Whitt and Councilman Erik Collop; I am not going to include Councilwoman Penny Fleeger because, well lets face it, she is clueless; Councilman Dennis Evans can be dismissed for the same reason; and Councilwoman Lynne McAndrew is the spouse of a member of past Council needs to understand that the business community and the city Of Dunnellon are partners. That the problems Dunnellon faces cannot be solved by continuing to repeat the fundamental mismanagement decisions that placed us here. Any plan that does not, as its first step, include a resolution to alter the antagonistic relationship between the city and the businesses that support it is doomed to failure. As long as the dominant attitude: I moved here, now shut the door behind me continues to prevail, we are not going to solve anything. We are not going to save the environment, nor are we going to save our pocketbooks. Whether you are willing to accept it or not, that is the mismanagement you are talking about. Jerry Vaughn,DunnellonWhy is Council not pushing ecotourism?I dont know why Dunnellon puts on a sour face when the word tourism is mentioned. Tourist money is basically cash in the hand, no squeezing the locals with more fees, fines and taxes, no waiting for the next quarters revenue report to see how much money the town may have. Besides, Dunnellon was once a tourist attraction when Rainbow Springs was big. Folks would flock to the Springs to see the exhibits, ride the glassbottomed boats and the pea-pod shaped gondolas of the sky ride. Those things are now gone, but the park is still there and it wouldnt take too much to make it more attractive to the tourist. Many places are using fiberglass animals to show the visitors what lived here. Having replicas of the type of animals that roamed this area is cost-effective because there is no need for real animals to endure cages and with fiberglass, any type of animal can be created. Folks would love to see these animals and kids especially, if the animals were prehistoric. I have seen folks get out of their cars to take photos with The Blues Brothers that are at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Cedar Street, and isnt that the first step getting people out of their cars? Recently, I went on three short trips to three different places that were not theme parks and to say that millions flowed through those locations would be no lie. One place I visited was the historic district of Savannah and what does that area have to offer the visitor? Basically, a river, preserved architecture and a boater doesnt have to fear getting run over by a freighter. Dunnellon still has plenty of interesting architecture and Dunnellon has a rootin tootin past that can rival Savannahs what Dunnellon doesnt have is the gumption to put things together to create a welcoming tourist system. Right now ecotourism is getting big and if an area has water, trees and wildlife, they already have a head start. The Rails to Trails system wants to become the biggest, non-motorized system possible. The talk is that they hope to be a transcontinental system of conserved land offering the non-motorized tourist a meandering cross-country close up of the U.S. Any town that will be near these trails will make money by offering the non-motorized traveler what they need from all sorts of outdoor gear, food, lodgings, entertainment and souvenirs. And speaking of souvenirs, while on one of my trips, a woman bought more than $1,000 worth of souvenirs to take back home with her. From your basic mass-produced T-shirts to custom-made goods, folks were buying all sorts of stuff and they felt no pain tossing their money around. Why such a need to revive Dunnellons tourism? Dunnellon cant afford to sit on its hands any longer. Businesses are closing or on the verge of closing and although the housing market is looking up in other places many houses sit for months or even years waiting for someone to buy them and its only because Dunnellon isnt offering anything to those that come here. Many folks in town dont have relatives nearby, making any interest here by the inheritors close to nil so if the old home cant be sold. It will be boarded up until it does sell or falls down. Is that what Dunnellon wants? I know that Dunnellon isnt interested in attracting young people, but even if you talk about catering to the seniors, todays senior citizens are much more attractive than those before them. The teenagers of the 70s are quickly becoming the seniors of this new era and many of them like to swim, hike, bike, kayak, play baseball, ride motorcycles and do other heart-pumping activities. And again, Dunnellon doesnt offer any of those. Just think of the golf courses that are having problems getting members. Its not that golf isnt a good activity, its just many seniors today would rather ride their BMXs over a water pond than look for a golf ball in it. There are also the senior citizens who are taking care of their grandkids. Dunnellon doesnt offer those families anything either. Its like the old saying goes, you snooze, you lose, and Dunnellon is losing fast. A.C. Rosier,DunnellonPay fines with credit card, dont trust mailOne of my family members did go through a red light. My check was never cashed in Tempe, Ariz. I then received a uniform traffic citation, which increased the fine to $264. After recovering from the shock that, for the first time in my life, the mail did not go through, I decided to go directly to the Clerk of Courts to pay the fine. Even with a hearing, you have no guarantee that the extra fine will be repealed. After sharing my concern that the question of mail not being delivered perplexed me, the clerk shared that she had heard this complaint several times before regarding Dunnellon. The next day I visited with Jan Smith, the director of Finance at City Hall. She listened with sympathy and agreed that this was an issue to be addressed. She assured me that she would share with other policymakers, and I intend to check back with her soon. My intent of telling my tale is only to warn other violators use your credit card to pay the fine even though there is a $4 fee. A lesson learned. Jeanne Reed,Rainbow SpringsCouncil must remove red-light camerasDunnellon City is in a heads we lose, tails we lose, position on the traffic light camera issue. If the red-light cameras are kept, the ticketed visitors and passing motorists will have a very negative opinion of Dunnellon and return visits will be in jeopardy. If the cameras are removed, vitally needed revenue will not be available at a critical time. Traffic cameras are always about revenue with a fig leaf rationale of public safety to mollify public outcry. My first take on the issue was to keep the cameras due to the desperate financial status of Dunnellon. In essence, to extract as much money as possible for the next year including charging the maximum allowed $250 for a city hearing. After hearing Mayor Nathan Whitts concerns about public backlash and rethinking the issue I agree with Mayor Whitt: the cameras should go. In fact, they should have never been installed. The ultimate declining revenue from the quick learning curve of locals and lost of returning visitors would not produce the needed revenue and it is just wrong for a small town. Dunnellons financial status is so dire that the traffic light revenue would be too little, too late anyway. There are state law changes effective now that will initially produce more tickets, especially right turn on red citations. Local residents will soon learn and observe the new enforcement, but unsuspecting visitors and tourists passing through will feel the effect. My personal rule is no right turns on red in anywhere in Dunnellon. I also approach the traffic light 5 miles under the speed limit and assume I have to stop. At least locals know the three cameras are there. Most visitors would never assume that a small town would have three gotcha cameras. I do not want Dunnellon to be as famous as Waldo. Again, due to the terrible decisions of the past, Dunnellon is in a lose, lose position. As Mr. Eddie Esch is finding out, it is hard to be the bearer of bad news, also known as the true facts concerning Dunnellons financial shape. As tempting the short-term shot of camera revenue might be, it is not the answer to Dunnellons financial woes. Indeed, they will add to them in the long term. I do not think the average resident knows how desperate the financial plight of Dunnellon is. The acting city manager has been given a Herculean task to try to save Dunnellon from economic collapse. I still believe a detached outside interim manager with a limited term of employment would have been best but that ship has sailed. I do believe Mr. Esch is doing the best anyone could under the circumstances. No outsider could have come onboard and got up to speed as quickly as Mr. Esch. Truly, time is of the essence. The timer is running down on the time bomb of Dunnellon debt and operational cost. Actually, Dunnellon had someone acting like a manager for the past several years. I urge the City Council to realize and act upon the fact the city is inches away from going over the financial cliff. No other issues, no resolutions, no annexations or agenda items should take over vital time other than saving the city. The city has to be in survival mode. I will not belabor how the city got in this terrible position, but its there. Can a realistic Fiscal Year 2014 budget be made in September? Dunnellon cannot pay its bills due in November with its projected revenue. The city cannot be sustained on its present financial course. If Greenlight is not sold, then draconian measures must be taken soon and there is probably no hope. If the debt is restructured, it will be under unfavorable terms due to the city credit status. If Greenlight is sold, it will be at a big loss on sunk cost. This is the reality Mr. Esch is dealing with. Reality must be faced and dealt with by Dunnellon residents and the City Council. Just join ranks and do what is best or the city will cease to be. 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Church collecting clothes for childrenThe Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will collect new and used childrens clothing throughout July for its upcoming Clothe the Children drive on Thursday, Aug. 8. New clothing can be brought to the office or placed in the collection bin in the church narthex. Used clothing should be brought to the storage trailer. The key can be obtained in the office. Any and all gift cards or cash donations should be brought to the office. The church is at 7525 U.S. 41, Dunnellon. For information call 489-5954.Catholic Church to host craft fairThe Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Christmas in July Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, in Father Stegeman Hall. The church is on the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40, north of Dunnellon. More than 30 crafters will be there along with several new skilled artisans who will be selling a wide variety of handmade goods. Light refreshments will be available for a nominal fee. For information, call Pat at 489-1984.Church to host Saturday SupperThe Third Saturday Supper will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Community Congregational Christian Church at 9220 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs in the Dewain Farris Fellowship Hall. Adult tickets are $10 and children are $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Takeout is available. For information, call 489-1260.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. William Turner Jr., 83William Turner Jr., 83, died June 21, 2013, at his residence in Dunnellon, Fla. He was born to the late William Sr. and Helen (Bryniarski) Turner Oct. 31, 1929, in Plainfield, N.J. A graduate of Rutgers University, William retired from Esselte Pendaflex Co. in New Jersey. After retirement Bill opened up his own company Bill Turner and Associates. He was a 2nd lieutenant serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korea War. He moved to Dunnellon in 1995 from Red Bank, N.J. He enjoyed playing golf at the Rainbow Spring Golf and Country Club. Bill and his wife Rita are parishioners at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where they attended Mass every Sunday until Bill became sick. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Peter. Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Rita Turner, Dunnellon; his sons, Timothy P. Turner, Slidelle, La., and Terrence (Stephanie), Kansas City, Kan.; his sister, Helen A. Turner, New York, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Sean, Christopher, Timothy, Rowand and Wyatt Turner. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Inurnment will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Memorial contributions can be made in Williams memory to Hospice of Marion County (hospiceofmarion.com): P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478. Expressions of sympathy can be made online to robertsofdunnellon.com. Thomas Nolan Reed, 88Thomas Nolan Reed 88, of Dunnellon, died June 28, 2013, in Ocala. The son of Howard E. and Ruth Reed, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, April 25, 1925. Thomas was a lithographer and spent his working years in offset printing. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Reed of Dunnellon; and sons, Thomas H. (Betsy) Reed of Mentor, Ohio and James A. (Nancy) Reed of Akron, Ohio. His sister, Jayne (Alan) Cage of Sarasota also survives him along with granddaughters Karen (Tom) Dockman of Aurora, Ohio and Michelle (Chris) Whitmore of Strongsville, Ohio and six great-grandchildren. The family prefers, if you wish, memorial contributions to Hospice of Marion County West 3231 SW 34th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474 and at www.hospiceofmarion.com in memory of Thomas. Online expressions of sympathy may be made to www.robertsofdunnellon.com. Funeral arrangements are under the careful direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon. Jon O. Miller, 76Jon O. Miller, 76, of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away Friday, June 28, 2013. He was born in South Portland, Maine Sept. 4, 1936. After retiring from the City of South Portland where he worked for over 30 years he moved to Dunnellon. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy Miller; daughter, Jean Doucette (Darren) of Dunnellon; three siblings, Bertha Sprague, Louis Miller and Lester Miller; three granddaughters, Hollie Fort, Nicole Venero, Noelle Bramblett; and seven great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brother, Robert Miller Sr.; and his son, Jon Owen Miller. A celebration of life will be held later in the month. Nobody can say I did not warn the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, for all the good my warning did. I am not one to say, I told you so, but I told you so. I swear, at times I think my wife thinks I do not want to do something simply because I am too lazy. Nine times out of 10 it may be true, but what about that 10th time? What women need to understand is when their husband does not do something; there may be a good, logical reason behind it. The problem men have is articulating their perfectly good and logical reason to their better half. Trust me on this one, ladies. There are excellent reasons your husband does not always do what you request of him. I wish someone would explain this to my wife. It is just hard for us to explain it in terms women can understand. Last week, for example, my wife made a request of me. She said, Honey ... Whenever my wife begins a sentence with Honey, I know I am in for a sticky situation. Honey comes from bees and whenever she so addresses me, I know I be in trouble, and you can be sure there is a stinger in it for me somewhere. My wife was looking out the window with her arms folded, which means she is thinking about some job around the house for Yours Truly. Then she said, Honey, dont you think you should wash the car? If I live to be a hundred that thought never crossed my mind. Do you know how much trouble it is to wash my car? Then, it never fails to rain right after I wash the car and have to wash it all over again. That was on Tuesday and I said to my wife, You know, Dear, whenever a husband so addresses his wife, it always means he is trying to find some way out of doing her request, while making it sound like he wants to do it. I said, You know, Dear, its a wonderful idea but it looks like it might rain. The key to this point is to put on a grimace and look up in the sky, in a thoughtful frame of mind. Yes, I think I saw a raindrop. It wont be long now. Right here is where most men fail. Simply because the first round is over does not mean, by any stretch of the imagination, the issue is put to rest. I can sum up the next move in one word vamoose. In other words, disappear. Remember the old saying, Out of sight, out of chores? Find something to get you out of the line of fire. There is always a chance slim though it is the Missus will get busy with something else and forget. By Thursday, I forgot the car washing idea and was standing around our living room looking out the window. It seemed harmless enough. Have you heard the old saying, An idle husband is a wifes workhorse? I heard those familiar words beginning with Honey ... And a streak of panic flowed through my body, freezing up every muscle I still had. Honey, our car really needs a good washing. Now, that was bad enough and I think I could have worked out something else except before I could clear my throat, she added a phrase no husband wants to hear. Dont you agree? If I say, No, I am in trouble. If I say, Yes, I am in trouble. I am duped if I do not and duped if I do. How is a husband to win with the odds so stacked against him? With a feigned meekness that would make St. Francis of Assisi envious, I said what all good husbands say under similar conditions, Yes, Dear. The next three hours found me outside, vigorously washing Old Nelly. As I washed her, I could feel someone (I am not mentioning any names) watching from our living room window. The smile on my face camouflaged the clenched teeth behind it. Just as I was putting the finishing touches on the wax job, I felt something cold on the back of my neck. At first, being engrossed in my chore, I did not pay any attention to it. Then another and another and another. Then came the rain. I glanced at my freshly waxed car and saw drops of water cheerfully dancing on my mirrored hood. The thunder sounded like a heavenly giggle and before6 Riverland News, Thursday, July 4, 2013 SAR002554 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 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 Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Pastor R.D. Hess (352) 489-1788 Sunday (Nursery & Childrens Church Provided) Wednesday AWANA 6:30 PM Youth Group 6:30 PM Bible Study 7:00 PM 8 1 / 2 Miles North of Dunnellon Off of Highway 41, Left at Church Sign on SW 5 th Place 000EHYC Peace Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Rev. Terry L. McKee, Pastor Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 9:00 A.M Sunday Worship Service 10:00 A.M Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 A.M Wednesday potluck & Bible Study 6:30 PM 000EHXY The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com 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 DUNNELLONFIRST UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCH21501 W. Highway 40Rev. Eddie Fulford, PastorSunday Communion Worship Service8:00 AM Praise Worship9:30 AM Traditional Worship11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School9:30 AM & 11:00 AMBuilding the Kingdom in Everything We Do352-489-4026www.fumc-dunnellon.org000EHXO 000F2AP 489-2685 Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Summer Service 9:00 AM Healing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 9:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith Rainbow River Blue Cove holyfaithepiscopal@att.net 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 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 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 Of course its raining, pastor washed his carOUT TO PASTOR Church plans 50th anniversary bash Peace Lutheran Church, The Church On The Hill, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in October. Plans are being coordinated by the Anniversary Committee. The Anniversary Committee from Peace Lutheran Church, from left, are: the Rev. Terry McKee, Don Dow, Cindy McKee, George Daniels, Jacqueline Hucker, Bud Koehlinger, Jean Bozak and Liz Koehlinger. Not pictured is Bill Langstaff. The Rev. Douglas Kallesen, executive director of Mission Outreach for the Florida-Georgia District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, will be the guest pastor. Following the worship service, a catered luncheon is planned. The congregation was first formed as Rainbow Lakes Lutheran Church. When the present church was built north of Dunnellon, the name was changed to Peace Lutheran Church. For information, visit www.Peace LutheranOnline.com. Special to the Riverland News OBITUARIES Jon O. Miller CHURCH NEWS Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 9

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8 Riverland News, Thursday, July 4, 2013 FAMILY FEATURES Fireworks dont have to be the only party element that makes guests ooh and ah during July 4th festivities. With colorful sweets that sparkle and a themed tablescape exploding with red, white and blue, your party is sure to be the best on the block. Adding patriotic flair to your Independence Day celebration is easy with the right recipes and decorating accents, said Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs at Wilton. Put your personal John Hancock on the party by turning traditional summertime foods into amazing sweet treats. Try these dessert ideas from the Wilton test kitchen for a celebration that ends with a bang: Burgers with a Sweet Bite: Traditional burgers are a staple for summer parties; switch things up with Sweet Sliders and build your burgers with unexpected ingredients. Start with whoopie pies for the buns, add a brownie patty, roll yellow fruit candies into thin layers for cheese, and top it off with red and yellow Sparkle Gel for ketchup and mustard. Playful Twist on Summer Fruit: Make mouths water by serving up slices of delicious watermelon ... cheesecake! Strawberry cheese cake dotted with mini chocolate chips imitates the center of the fruit, and a pistachio and coconut crumble crust mimics the water melon rind. Patriotic Treat Pops: For the grand finale, nestle Red, White and Blue Treat Pops in a bowl of red Cinnamon Drops. Layer on the festive colors with vanilla cake, colored icing and star-shaped sprinkles. Finish with stars and stripes Rocket Treat Pops Toppers or red, white and blue pinwheels. For more celebration ideas, visit www.wilton.com. Sweet SlidersMakes about 24 Sweet Sliders Cake Buns: 1 package (16 ounces) yellow cake mix Eggs, water and vegetable oil to prepare mix Brownie Patties: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon water 1/2 cupsemi-sweetchocolatechips 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 egg Toppings: Shredded coconut Leaf green icing color Assorted fruit flavored candies Red sparkle gel Yellow sparkle gel Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare whoopie pie pan with vegetable pan spray. For buns, combine cake mix, eggs, water and oil in large bowl; mix accord ing to package instructions. Fill pre pared pan cavities 2/3 full with cake batter. Bake 9 to 11 minutes, or until tops of cake spring back when touched. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to cooling grid and cool completely. Repeat with remain ing cake batter. For patties, combine flour and salt in small bowl. In small saucepan, melt butter and sugar with water; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add chocolate chips; stir until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. In large bowl, beat egg with electric mixer. Add chocolate mixture; mix well. Add flour mixture; stir until just com bined. Divide batter evenly between whoopie pie pan cavities, filling about 1/3 full. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in center comes out nearly clean. Cool 10 minutes; loosen edges of brownies and remove from pan. Cool completely. Fortoppings,mixshreddedcoconut with leaf green icing color for lettuce. Roll yellow fruit candies into thin layers for cheese. Use red and yellow sparkle gels for ketchup and mustard. To assemble, top cake bun with a brownie patty. Add toppings and finish with second cake bun. Makes about 12 servings Crust: 1-1/4 cups (16 ounces) roasted salted pistachios 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut 1/4 cup granulated sugar 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted Leaf green icing color Filling: 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon imitation clear vanilla 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 package (16 ounces) frozen whole strawberries, thawed, pureed and strained (about 1-1/2 cups) 1 envelope (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin Makes about 12 Treat Pops Whoopie Pie Cakes: 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons butter, softened 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2 egg whites 1-1/2 teaspoons imitation clear vanilla extract 2/3 cup milk Filling: 3 cups buttercream icing Christmas red icing color Royal blue icing color Patriotic mix sprinkles Rocket Treat Pops Toppers Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare mini whoopie pie pan with vegetable pan spray. In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg whites and vanilla extract and beat until well combined. Alternately add flour mix ture and milk in three additions, beating until just combined. Spoon one tablespoon batter into each cavity. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until tops of cakes spring back when touched. Cool in pan 3 min utes. Cool completely on cooling grid. In separate small bowls, tint 1 cup butter -cream red,1cup blue and reserve1cupwhite. To assemble: Place one cake in bottom of treat pop. Pipe a swirl of blue icing from back edge following the curve of the con tainer to the front, then filling in the center; add sprinkles. Add second cake. Pipe a swirl of white icing; add sprinkles. Top with another cake. Pipe a swirl of red icing. Top with Patriotic Sprinkles or Rocket Treat Pops Toppers. Convenience tip: Substitute vanilla wafer cookies for whoopie pie cakes.Cool Watermelon Cheesecake Red, White and Blue Treat Pops No-taste red icing color 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, divided In food processor, pulse pistachios until coarsely ground. Add coconut, sugar, butter and icing color; pulse until well combined. Press into bottom and 3/4 up side of 9-inch springform pan. Refrig erate while making filling. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until light and creamy. Add heavy cream and beat until combined. In small saucepan, bring straw berry juice just to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Sprinkle gelatin evenly over top and whisk vigorously to dissolve completely, about 3 minutes. Pour into cream cheese mixture. Add icing color and beat until well combined. Beat in 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips. Pour into chilled crust. Sprinkle top with remaining chocolate chips. Refrigerate until set about 3 hours.

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Baptist church to host VBS programBeulah Missionary Baptist Church will host its VBS program, Fishin on a Mission with Jesus, at 6:30 p.m. July 22 to 26. First Bethel and Mount Olive AME will also be utilized for classes. Beulah Missionary Baptist Church is at 11732 Illinois St. For information, call 465-7557.Lutheran church schedules VBSJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will host Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon July 22 to July 26. Children 5 years old through fifth grade are welcome. The theme this year is Gods Backyard Bible Camp. Registration is open from 8:30 to 4 p.m. starting July 1 at the church office, which is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place, Ocala For information call Joan Greve, the VBS coordinator, at 304-8711 or the church office at 854-4509, ext. 221.Beth Israel changes service timesCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will host regular Shabbat evening services at 7:30 p.m. June 28 at the Collins Center at 9401 State Road 200, Building 300, in Ocala. The earlier time will continue until further notice. Rabbi Allen, spiritual leader, will conduct a Torah service as well as enlighten the group about various topics. The public is welcome to participate and experience a Jewish Reconstructionist service. For information, call Mary at 352-861-2056 or Judi at 352-237-8277.Church seeks members for summer choirHave you thought about singing in the choir but didnt want to commit to rehearsals? Dont like choir robes? Dont want to sit up front in the choir loft? Now is your opportunity. First Congregational United Church of Christ is about to begin its summer choir program, and if youd like to join us, come to the church at 10 a.m. Sundays to rehearse a simple anthem and sing it on Sunday in church. For information, call 352-237-3035. The church is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200.Church hosts 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 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. Church hosts bingo weeklySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church hosts bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Prizes up to $250. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40.Church plans to host outdoor flea marketBeginning in September, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host an outdoor flea market the first Saturday monthly through May. Space is available starting at $10. For information, call Maureen at 489-3166. I could make it to the door, I was completely drenched. Ducking inside out of the rain, I was greeted by my wife who calmly asked, Oh, my. Is it raining? Of course its raining, I shivered, Ive just washed my car. As I was drying off, I chuckled to myself as a favorite Bible verse came to mind. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 KJV.) Two things in life are for certain. One: things will always fall apart. Two: God can always take those things that fall apart and pull them together for His honor and glory come rain or shine.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His website is www.jamessnyder ministries.com. Riverland News, Thursday, July 4, 2013 9 000FDGV 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000FA92 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR Cant Afford Lawn Spray? THINK AGAIN! 1/3 Acre $ 60 00 Lawn & Bushes for Chinch Bugs, Ants, Brown Spots, Webworm, Fungus, Weed Control & Black Grasshoppers. No Contracts Required. 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 000FE85 000FD6H to purchase the home of your choice. I will help you sell your present home & add you to my list of SOLDs. Dont forget: I sell and list real estate anywhere in Marion County;. Specializing in Rainbow Springs! NOW Is the Time! Rainbow Springs Realty Group, Inc. Cell (352) 895-2355 Home (anytime) 489-0818 Dale Ravens, Realtor could argue logically with that one. Now they want to take away large sugary drinks. However with two thirds of all Americans obese or overweight, its hard to argue with that one either. Secondhand-smoke was damaging to all of us. Likewise, texting and driving is a very unwise choice and should be against the law. But how can you tell people what to eat or drink? I actually believe in live and let live: to each his own. We all have the necessary information we need to be healthy and the rest should be our choice. Right or wrong, once were adults, I think it should be up to us whether we want to eat McDonalds every day or drink nothing but soda. I used to jokingly tell my daughters once they reached 18, they could do whatever they wanted to in their personal life. If they wanted to put a statue of Spider-Man on their front lawn, I promised I wouldnt say a word. I try to let them make their own decisions and mind my own business. Im extremely happy and proud both of them quit the nicotine habit all on their own. Yet, I bite my tongue when they want to drink a coke with breakfast or when I see them driving too fast. Why should we care if somebody paints their house purple or if two people of the same sex wish to be in love? This is the land of the free and we should be free to live that way. If its not hurting anybody else let it be. So go outside and scream at the top of your lungs. Take a long run along any path you choose. Eat so much food you cant move. Wear that itty bitty bikini, and marry the person who makes no sense at all except in your heart. And say out loud, I can do this. Im an American. JERSEY continued from page 4 dropped the bucket of dirty, filthy, grimy water all over my nicely polished waxed floors. I have to ask if you heard me cursing? Trust me, it was loud and plentiful. My Catholic school nuns would have me back on my knees with a bar of soap in my mouth. Once the storm settled down and my hardwood floors have been rewashed and rewaxed, I headed back outside. This time I am tackling the mold on the garage eaves. I grabbed my brothers big ladder. I dont know the technical name, but its not a freestanding ladder. It needs to lean against a wall and it is about two and a half times taller than I am. You know how they say it is bad luck to walk under a ladder? What kind of luck is it when you end up wearing it around your neck like a piece of jewelry? It slammed onto my shoulders. I would have cried in pain, but I was laughing so hard. Gosh, my neighbors are going to miss me. TIME continued from page 4 arent solutions. Hearing how you moved here because of the small-town atmosphere is laudable, but lets be honest. The dynamics of retirees and retirement are no longer the same. Retirees arent flocking to Dunnellon or Rainbow Springs; nor Florida for that matter. Ten years from now, if the city is still afloat, the average age here will have changed dramatically. Its time the City Council focused on taking care of taxpayers, and stop worrying about mending fences. There have been no promises from others if surcharges are eliminated, the lawsuit filed against the city will vanish into thin air. As a matter of fact, those residents continue pushing their suit through the court system. One sign of good faith deserves another. Our elected officials need to make the tough decisions, not because they are tough. Its because they are the right decisions. Until then, we expect more of the easy but wrong decisions. Mayor Nathan Whitt expressed his disappointment at his colleagues voting to continue using red-light cameras, pointing out they are detrimental to tourists and visitors to the city and other areas. No one scoffed. No one made a peep. No one agreed with him. Theres a simple reason: IT does deter tourists and visitors. Several of the folks on the City Council as well as audience members favor eliminating tourism in Dunnellon. We deserve a Council willing to push us in the right direction, not one willing to continue to hold us back. OTHER continued from page 4 WE WANT YOUR NEWSThe Riverland News seeks community news announcements such as first birthdays, births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries. To submit news, email Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@riverlandnews.com. Photos must be high-resolution images. Print photos can be scanned at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave. PASTOR continued from page 6 CHURCH NEWS Pregnancy center to buy ultrasound JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsKevin DeWitt, right, the executive director for the Family Hope Pregnancy Center, accepts a check for $15,800 from Marcy Boss, second from right, of Christians United in Christ. The group helped the center raise the money to purchase an ultrasound machine for use with women who are pregnant. Also present, from left, are: Roxanne Caraway, board member; Debra DeWitt, executive co-director for the Family Hope Pregnancy Center; Chris Greaves, board member; Boss; Bob Goodlett, board member; and Kevin DeWitt. For information about services or to make a donation, call the Family Hope Pregnancy Center at 489-9994.

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10 Riverland News, Thursday, July 4, 2013 ABOVE: A paddleboarder and canoers make their way down the Rainbow River after visiting the headsprings at Rainbow Springs State Park. LEFT: A Suwannee cooter turtle suns itself on a tree branch that is partially submerged in the river. BELOW: A great blue heron flies along the shoreline of the Rainbow River. Wildlife can be viewed in abundance on the river. ABOVE: The reflection of a wood duck box can be seen in the Rainbow River. The Rainbow River Conservation led a charge years ago to place the boxes on the river and the group continues to maintain them. BELOW: A cormorant sits atop a branch while sunning itself on the river on a recent sunny afternoon. A kayaker makes her way down the Rainbow River as the sun sets in the west. Summertime draws plenty of tourists, who take to the river for tubing, kayaking, canoeing and boating. The river will likely be a large draw for recreational users, weather permitting. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News

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Agency needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021.Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 hot dogs are available for lunch on those days. Plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 465-4864.Writers Group meets first Saturday monthlyThe Writers Group of Central Florida (Dunnellon), a new group open to all writers, will meet at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly at the Dunnellon Public Library. For information, email wgdunnellon @yahoo.com.Boys & Girls Clubs seek donationsMany Boys & Girls Clubs are benefiting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. People wishing to donate their cars or for information call 800-246-0493. The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Bookstore, which is inside the library, is at 20351 Robinson Road, behind Sweetbay. There are novels, bios, cooking, gardening, inspirational, craft, selfhelp, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-OnTape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends Bookstore, with all proceeds benefiting the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends are committed to giving a monthly book endowment (new books), in addition to providing office equipment, landscaping, and various other library enhancements. For information, call the library at 438-4520. Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results from June 25: Winners: 1. Wes Hanington, 7,050; 2. Jean Bozak, 6,050; 3. Barbara Hanington, 4,290; 4. Wilma Jester, 4,070. Slams: Wes Hanington and Debby Rodriguez, 6 NT, and Gordon Quigley and Brian Norris, 6 D. Results from June 18: Winners: 1. Billie Barnes, 5,690; Bob Fitterman, 5,410; 3. Brian Norris, 4,680; 4. Jean Bozak, 4,460. Slams: Bob Fitterman and Brian Norris, 6NT, and Billie Barnes and Ruth Brucker, 6C. Results from June 11: Winners: 1. Debby Rodriguez, 5,000; 2. Millie Morales, 4,710; 3. Wes Hanington, 4,310. Slams: Debby Rodriguez & Carol Fitterman, 6 NT.Riverland News, Thursday, July 4, 2013 11 000FF0Y Rainbow Springs LGA Results from June 13 Tournament play was Step Aside Scramble which included members from LGA and Niners. ABCD four person teams were preselected and included members from each league. A drive from each player had to be selected at least three times; whoevers drive was selected could not hit the next shot and whoevers fairway shot was selected could not hit the next shot, etc. Then, whoever made the putt could not hit the next tee shot. After a while, we got the hang of it and used strategy so the longest hitters were used on the par 5s, etc. First Place: M.A. Pletcher/J. Hudson/K. Lynch/A. Carey, 69.8. Second Place: C. Oman/S. Abrams/R. Cowan/R.Davis, 70.4. Third Place: D. Emery/K. Bolf/D. Takahashi/C. Boos, 71.25. Results from May 30 Tournament play was Nassau. This is an individual tournament, Gross and Net. Prizes were awarded for best front nine, the best back nine and the best 18 holes. FLIGHT A First Low Gross: J. Villa; front 46, back 39, total 85. First Low Net: J. Bozenhart; front 35; S. Harris; back 37, total, 74. Second Low Net: T. Bulson; front 38; J. Bozenhart; back, 40, total 75. FLIGHT B First Low Gross: Guckert, K.; front, 54; S. Abrams; back 54, total 102. First Low Net: S. Abrams: front, 33; K. Guckert: back, 38, total 68. Second Low Net: C. Boos: front 35 and total, 76; A. Carey; back,39. Chip-Ins: S. Abrams, hole No. 16. Greenies: J. Botzenhardt, hole No. 4, 4 feet, 11 inches; R. Raw, hole No. 8, 7 feet, 3/4 inches; J. Villa and S. Abrams, hole No. 16, in-the-hole. Birdies: J. Villa, hole No. 12; S. Abrams and J. Villa, hole No. 16. GOLF SCORES BRIDGE SCORES Legion visits vets at Quiet Oaks Special to the Riverland NewsFour members of American Legion Post No. 58 visited, on June 25, the Quiet Oaks assisted-living facility. Following introductions, Post Chaplain Eugene Thomas opened with a prayer and Post Commander John Taylor led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. A cake was presented and enjoyed by the veterans. Conversations were held with the veterans about what they did while serving the U.S. Of the 12 veterans living at Quiet Oaks, 11 are World War II vets and one served in Korea. Thanks to Katherine Kortright, Quiet Oaks activity director, for assembling the veterans and providing punch to complement the cake. Patriotic lapel/hat pins and wallet cards thanking them for serving our country were presented to all. Friends of the Library bookstore open SPORTS BRIEFS

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Bob Zelinski is excited about what Fagan brings to the table as a leader. Were really getting a high-quality coach with a great deal of professionalism, Zelinski said. (Fagan) has been a big part of what we have done over the past two years (on the field) as an assistant and we are excited and thrilled to elevate him to the position of head coach. Fagan, a championship-winning defensive lineman with the University of Miami (1983 National Champion) and San Fransisco 49ers (three Super Bowl Rings), played seven years in the NFL before retiring in 1994. From there, he got into softball coaching when his oldest daughter Kasey began playing in a Dunnellon-area youth league. I was always very excited about coaching that group, Fagan said. We won the Little League state championship and went to the regional tournament in Virginia and then they asked me to coach (Dunnellon High) and things kept going. Fagan led the Lady Tigers to Class 4A State Championships in 2009 and 2010. The 2010 DHS team was regarded as the No. 1 high school team in the nation after it knocked off high-powered Naples. Fagan, whose daughters, Kasey (Arkansas), Sami (Missouri) and Haley (South Alabama) play NCAA Division I softball, is looking forward to teaming up with CF assistant coach Mike Lingle in leading the Patriot program. We make a great team, Fagan said. Mike is a real people person and does a great job of recruiting. Hes really brought in some talented players. Not too many junior college programs will have the 1-2 punch like Mike and I have. Hes a great coach. Fagan, who coached against Lingle at the high school level when Lingle was at Forest, led Dunnellon High to the regional playoffs four times in six years, before stepping down to focus on assisting the DHS football program. Now, hes back leading the way of a program, which hopes to take the next step after advancing to the Atlantic District Championship Game this past May. 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This is an 8-session training, which is available either from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of lifethreatening conditions, light search of structural and nonstructural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. There is no cost for the program. For information or an application, call Bob Conn, trainer, at 352-8120853. All applications must be in by Aug. 17. CERT training to begin Sept. 6 Special to the Riverland News FAGAN continued from page 1 Riverland News file photoKevin Fagan holds up the state championship trophy following the 2010 season, which also culminated with a No. 1 national ranking for Dunnellon. CareGiver Support Group meets first Tuesday monthlyThe local CareGiver Support Group meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Tuesdays monthly at the First United Methodist Church, West Building, on West State Road 40. The group shares information and access to resources that can help care givers be more effective. For information, email rhenton584@aol.com. Hospice COPD Support Group meets Thursdays, twice monthlyHospice 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 Mondays weekly at Monroe HouseLight in Dark Places, an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group, meets at noon Mondays at the Monroe House at 20831 Powell Road in Dunnellon. The public is welcome. For information, visit www.ncintergroup.com or call the AA Hotline at 352-621-0599.Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its ForgetMe-Not Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and 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 slatedReformers Unanimous is an addictions program developed from more than a decade of experience, and is the fastest growing faith-based addictions program in America. 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. Nar-Anon hosts weekly meetingsThe Nar-Anon Family Group hosts the Together We Grow meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204. Nar-Anon is for family and friends of addicts, sharing experiences, strength, hope, and providing a path to serenity and peace of mind. For more information, visit www.NARANONFL.org. SUPPORT GROUPS

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A14 Riverland News, Thursday, July 4, 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. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Cards Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to Riverland News office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 471-0704 RIV 07/15, 07/17, 07/20 Sale Dates NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. gives Notice of foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) onat 10:00 A.M. 1635 NE 32nd Ave, Ocala, FL 34470 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids SALE 7/15/13 10:00 A.M. 1995 OLDS 88 VIN# 1G3HN52K6S4818165 SALE 7/17/13 10:00 A.M. 1997 JEEPGRAND CHER LAREDO/TSI VIN# 1J4FX58SXVC753222 2004 FORD RANG VIN# 1FTYR10D74PA48884 2008 FORD RANG VIN# 1FTYR14U18P A77135 SALE 7/20/13 10:00 A.M. 2000 TOYTACO VIN# 4T ANL42N7YZ640738 July 4, 2013 474-0704 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE 07/15 Sale Date NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Moms Towing gives notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 7/15/2013 at 1:00 PM at 1675 SE 180th Avenue, Silver Springs, FL 34488 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Moms Towing, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1994 ISUZU REG CAB JAACL11L2R7205219 July 4, 2013 475-0704 RIV07/17 salePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale, free of all prior liens, per Fl Stat 713.78 at 10:00 AM on July 17, 2013 at T Karz Transport, 8422 NW 2nd St, Ocala FL 34482, phone 352-340-9871. No titles as is, cash only. 2013 Chev 1G1PC5SB6D7283897. Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555 July 4, 2013 463-0704 RIVvs. McIntosh, Mary Case No. 42-2012-CA-000625 Notice of SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 42-2012-CA-000625 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. MARY L. MCINTOSH, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S), NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 8th, 2013 and an Order to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated June 3, 2013 and entered in Case No. 42-2012-CA-000625 in the Circuit Court of the 5th Judicial Circuit in and for Marion County, Florida wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC was the Plaintiff and MARY L. MCINTOSH, ET AL., the Defendant(s). The Clerk I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, by electronic sale beginning at 11:00 a.m. at www.marion.realforeclose.com on the 31st day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 15, BLOCK 1534, SILVER SPRINGS SHORES UNIT 47, A SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK J PAGES 339 THROUGH 341, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA. Tax ID: 9047-1534-15 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. This 13th day of June, 2013. DAVID R. ELLSPERMANN, Clerk, Circuit Court /s/Joseph K. McGhee, Florida Bar #0626287 Bus. Email: JMcGhee@penderlaw.com Pendergast & Morgan, P.A., 115 Perimeter Center Place South Terraces Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30346 Telephone: 678-775-0700 Primary Service: flfc@penderlaw.com Attorney for Plaintiff FAX: 678-805-8468 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Tameka Gordon, the ADA Coordinator at the Office of the Trial Court Administrator, Marion County Judicial Center, 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, Telephone (352) 401-6710, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. June 27 and July 4, 2013 465-0704 RIVvs. Lumia Lisette Case No.: 42-2009 -CA-006135PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 42-2009-CA-006135 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP2004RS8 PLAINTIFF, VS. LISETTE LUMIA, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S), NOTICE OF ACTION (Constructive Service -Property) TO: L. TRUST SERVICE, LLC AS TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST NO. 1658 DATED FEBRUARY 22, 2006. LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: C/O MARK R. LUMIA, REGISTERED AGENT 6655 SW 17TH TERRACE ROAD, OCALA, FL 34476 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Marion County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 12, BLOCK B, QUAIL RUN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK U, PAGES 14 AND 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1658 SW 108TH LANE, OCALA, FL 34476 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Pendergast & Morgan, P.A., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 6675 Corporate Parkway, Suite 301, Jacksonville, FL 32216, within thirty (30) days of the first publication. Please file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Ocala, Florida, on the 5th day of June, 2013. Clerk Name: DAVID R. ELLSPERMANN As Clerk, Circuit Court, Marion County, Florida By:/s/ Norma Hernandez As Deputy Clerk In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this hearing should contact ADA Coordinator not later than one (1) day prior to the proceeding at Tameka Gordon. For the hearing and voice impaired 352-401-6701. June 27 and July 4, 2013 462-0704 RIV Estate of Skidd, John 2013 CP894 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2013 CP894 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN D. SKIDD a/k/a JOHN DAVID SKIDD Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of JOHN D. SKIDD a/k/a JOHN DAVID SKIDD, deceased, whose date of death was April 3, 2013, File Number 2013 CP894, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478. 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, upon whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 27, 2013. Personal Representative:/s/TINALOUISE WINKLEY Estate of JOHN D. SKIDD A/K/AJOHN DAVID SKIDD 230 Candlewood Lake Road North, New Milford, Connecticut 06776 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ ROBERTJ. REYNOLDS, Florida Bar No. 002141 Primary E-Mail Address: brettand reynoldspa@gmail.com BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, FL34481 (352) 854-4011 June 27 and July 4, 2013 466-0704 RIVEstate of Hunt, William File No: 2013-CP-886 (F) Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO: 2013-CP-886 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF: WILLIAM J. HUNT, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of William J. Hunt, deceased, whose date of death was May 3, 2013, File Number 2013-CP-886 (F), is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Ave., Ocala, Florida 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (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 THREE (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 JUNE 27, 2013 Personal Representative: Marilyn M. Hunt 62 Lake View Dr. East, Ocala, Florida 34482 Attorney for Personal Representative: Gary D. Grunder, Florida Bar I.D. 199486 23349 Northwest CR 236, Suite 10 High Springs, Florida 32643 (386) 454-1298 Primary email: garygrunder@hotmail.com Secondary email: amykenner@windstream.net June 27 and July 4, 2013 470-0711 RIVEstate of Barone, Michael 2013-CP-906 Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-906 Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF MICHAEL JOSEPH BARONE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MICHAEL JOSEPH BARONE, deceased, whose date of death was April 25, 2013, is pending in 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 July 4, 2013 Personal Representative:/s/MICHAEL CHARLES BARONE 4601 E. NASA Pky, Apt. 203-B, Seabrook, TX 77586 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/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 www.ramunnolawfirm.com July 4 & 11, 2013 Todays New Ads Older Drexel Dining Room Set Pedestal Table w/6 chairs & China Cabinet $350. (352) 489-8095 WELCOME Dunnellon Dentistry would like to welcome Dr Nahir Rosado DDS to our practice.Dr Rosado DDS is a graduate of The University of Florida and Indiana University school of dentistry. She is excepting new patients, and excepts most dental insurances. Please feel free to give us a call if you would like to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions. 1-352-489-3922 WELCOME Dunnellon Dentistry would like to welcome Dr Nahir Rosado DDS to our practice.Dr Rosado DDS is a graduate of The University of Florida and Indiana University school of dentistry. She is excepting new patients, and excepts most dental insurances. Please feel free to give us a call if you would like to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions. 1-352-489-3922 ADMISSIONS COORDINATORFor CYPRESS COVE CARE CENTER a Skilled Nursing Facility in Crystal Riv. The candidate should have great marketing skills. Be familiar with medical terminology, and strong organizational Skills. LPN or RN would be prefferred Fax Resume 352-795-0490 or email to: ccenter14@tampa bay.rr .com AIRLINE CAREERSbegin here -Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. 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Unlimited potential for the right person to manage a route of newspaper racks and stores. come to 1624 Meadowcrest Blvd. and fill out an application MAINTENANCERENTAL PROPERTIES Dunnellon, Part Time. Semi Retired Welcome. Reply: Frank Boitz Box 248, Indian Rocks Beach FL. 33785 MEDICALBILLING TRAINEES NEEDED!Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294 DUDLEYS AUCTION 3 AUCTIONS T uesday 7 2 Emergency Walk About Auction Pre: 12pm Auc: 4pm Change from Thursday. Everything you can imagine just so much fun, Household, furniture, antiques, tools. Saturday 7 6 Sonshine Lighting and Fans Auction Pre: 8am Auc: 9am 3129 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy (SR 44) Inverness, FL34453. Building sold -Entire contents to be sold. 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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, through July 31, but closed now through July 5. Highlights include weekly themes and trips to Rainbow Springs State Park, Roller Barn and Regal Cinema Summer Movies. Registration cost is $15 for new members and $25 weekly. Applications may be picked up at the clubs current location in Ernie Mills Park on Bostick Street. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ pages/Boys-and-Girls-Clubs-of-Marion-CoDunnellon-Unit. and all of a sudden youre going to create a new family. But its the prospect of having a large impact on the youths, Thomas envisions. Much in the same way two of her former teachers, she said, were pivotal reasons for her choosing a career in the education field. The credit for her decision, Thomas explained, goes to her kindergarten teacher, Janet Williams, and her first-grade teacher, Mercy Hagins. I wrote a paper about Mrs. Hagins for class, explaining she was the reason why I went into education, said Thomas, who graduated from Florida A&M in 1993. She taught you everything, she stretched you, made you want to be somebody. She pushed you. She saw the potential in people and she pushed them. Williams was equally instrumental, giving Thomas her first job at Romeo as a fourth-grade teacher. At the time, current Romeo principal Jane Ashman was an assistant principal at the school. Mrs. Williams was wonderful, just wonderful, Thomas said. She was a great, great administrator. Ashman was essential in prodding Thomas to further her own education. Actually, she encouraged me to get my masters degree, said Thomas, who did so, earning her Masters Degree in Education and Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. When she was the assistant principal, she saw I could have more of an impact on the children than just being in the classroom. Ashman, Thomas added, has always been a big source of encouragement throughout her career, especially in the past year as Ashman began her tenure as principal at Romeo Elementary. Her words have always been supportive, encouraging, Thomas said. Shes always been one of the first to tell, Im so proud of you, youve done so well. During this past year, Thomas said Ashman expanded her duties beyond that of a typical dean, by helping write the school improvement plan, participating in workshops and meetings, tasks normally given to assistant principals. She really pushed me out more than she realized, Thomas said jokingly. She wanted me to have those experiences. She even told me when it was announced Id been given the job, I know I was just pushing you, but I didnt think I was pushing you out the door. I enjoy working with Jane. She knows education inside and out; she is very knowledgeable. The day she received her promotion May 30 remains bittersweet. While in a meeting with Superintendent George Tomyn, her phone was silently buzzing as family members were attempting to get in touch with her. Once she made it to her vehicle, still elated about her promotion, her emotions were immediately reversed. She checked her messages. Her mother, Gloria Watson, had died. I didnt even get a chance to tell her the news, Thomas said. She had been sick, but we had not expected her to pass. She had gotten really better, everything happens for a reason. I know she knows; Im happy with that. Once she was able to share the news, her family rejoiced. They loved it, were all excited, said Thomas, whose husband, Willie, and her two children, a 16-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter, shared their congratulations with her. Its an exciting time for all of us. Now, shell take her 18 years of experience to Sunrise, where shes eager to impact not only students, but young educators and push them in a new direction. She has plenty of experience in both areas. As far as how to handle her newest position, Thomas believes she has a wealth of knowledge to fall back on. Listen and keep an open mind, Thomas said of sage advice shes received. Dont make rash decisions. Keep from making decisions immediately, take the night to think about them because decisions shouldnt be rushed. Riverland News, Thursday, July 4, 2013 15 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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DAWNcontinued from page 1 Picture perfect JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsBefore Lyle Savages formal yearbook photos on June 25, the photographer fits him with a tuxedo ensemble and bow tie. DHS seniors take part in annual rite of passage Taking my senior pictures was surreal, said Ashli Durette, one of the first seniors to report June 24 to DHS for her senior portrait session. I cant believe Im a senior. Next year is the start of the real world. Formal senior portraits have been the norm in North America for decades, but the senior portrait session has evolved over the years. Its not just a head shot in a tuxedo or velvet drape anymore. A senior now has an opportunity to enjoy a session where he or she is the center of attention for a period of time. The senior sessions are similar to a modeling shoot, but with instructions from professional photographers on how to pose. The photographers made me feel very comfortable even though I was a nervous wreck, said Gabrielle Chery. It was really fun. Whats so important about having a session for senior portraits? What will you do with all those poses? With the exception of wedding portraits, this may be the only time that a young person will have a chance to have portraits done by a professional, said DHS yearbook adviser Julie Mancini. Many of the students families include some of the casual poses in a congratulatory ad in the back of the yearbook. As the day passed, more seniors arrived with parents, friends, siblings and plenty of wardrobe changes. Many chose to don a sports uniform for some of their poses, while others like Amber Herzog, wore a formal or semi-formal dress for each pose. Herzogs mother said she has spent most of the summer shopping and choosing her dresses and it was difficult to narrow down the choices. Dunnellon Highs official photographer is Stan Wilkinson Inc (SWI). Their studio is in Gainesville, but the photographers bring a variety of backdrops and options down to the school for senior portraits. In addition to the old master brown backdrop for the formal poses, students can choose from a high key (white) backdrop, a black backdrop with accent lighting, a graffiti backdrop, a western/wooden backdrop, a locker backdrop and a metal backdrop for their casual poses. In a few weeks, students receive proofs from which they can order their images and choose their yearbook pose. Students who do not have their portraits done during the summer do not have the option of choosing the image for the yearbook, as the yearbook deadlines arrive very quickly once school begins. SWI not only provides the images for the yearbook, but the images are prepared with a program that links the names with them so there will be no mistakes. As most summer school students will tell you, it is generally a killjoy to come to school during the summer. Senior portraits, however, is the exception. The photographers do all they can to make you feel important, said Mancini. After all, youve reached a big milestone in your life. Dougie Castell said he was really excited to have senior pictures taken. It made me think to myself that this time next year I will no longer be a student at Dunnellon High School, he explained. It is kind of bittersweet. Stacy Sinflorant peeks through the backdrops June 25 as her sister, Alisha, has her portraits taken on the barn backdrop. COMMUNITY NEWS Special to the Riverland News

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Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a new charitable organization formed to assist local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to 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.Friends of the Library slates August saleThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will have a Summer Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3, in the meeting room at the Dunnellon Public Library. A bag of books will be $3 while Saturday will feature a half price sale on everything in stock. The Dunnellon Public Library is at 20351 Robinson Road. For information, call 4382520.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. For information, contact Ellie Pollock at 465-6803 for a reservation by the previous Tuesday weekly.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 back packs full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area. For information, call 465-3666.TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For information, call 465-5807. moving at a rapid pace in the past few months with support beams, the roof and walls coming up. Doors and windows have been added, too. Overall, 60 to 70 percent of the building is complete. Were really, really excited, said Jerry Lane, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County. With the building being enclosed, that just really helps them move along with progress. Now, theyre working on heating and air and the electrical. Work on the road from U.S. 41 is ongoing, Lane said, and he believes despite the recent rainfall is on schedule. Currently, he said, the road is scheduled to be completed by August. Itll be after school has started by the time we can move in, said Lane, noting itll likely be September or after when the organization can began using the facility. Well have a lot of little things that need to be done, a lot of stuff to move in to make sure were ready to go. Plus, we need that road, which is a key thing. Thats where the buses will come in to drop the children off. Club officials are happy with progress thus far and excited about what the future holds for the youths who will benefit the most from the new facility. Were very excited, its exciting to see the progress, it just makes it look like a building, said Bette G. Nagele. Its going to be the center of youth activities here, because there is no other facility just dedicated to the youth. Were going to be filling it with a lot of excited children, and we also hope to share it with other members of the community. During a recent meeting, Nagele said board members discussed the possibilities for other organizations to lend their expertise in developing sustainable landscaping and a garden for the children to work in We hope that we can get some organizations, such as the garden clubs and environmental groups to help us in those areas, she explained. After the August 2010 announcement the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County had secured the $840,000 Federal Community Development Block Grant, they were shooting for a summer 2011 opening of the new facility. But thats when problems, delays and setbacks began to unfold. Initially, the project was delayed by finding the right contractor for the job. Then a problem with soil testing in the summer of 2012 showed high amounts of phosphate shavings in the soil on the property where officials had planned to construct the new club, slated to be built on 5.6 acres of land, which once housed the old middle school. At the time, Bobby James, who has been leading the charge for a new facility in Dunnellon since his tenure as principal at Dunnellon High, issued a call for help, asking local business owners or anyone to donate sand approximately 4,000 cubic yards, or 1.2 million pounds because of the cost. James targeted the initial amount to have sand trucked in at almost 30 percent, or $250,000, of the $840,000 the grant. The community rallied, providing the materials free of charge to move the project forward. Not only is construction under way on the new facility, but other planned improvements slated are a new roadway and installation of a sewer lift station off U.S. 41. The city, which is offering an incentive package including water and high-speed fiber, approved a $35,000 gift from Community Redevelopment Area funds to help the Boys & Girls Club offset the cost of the needed infrastructure. The new facility, which will replace the aging, antiquated modular structure along Bostick Street, will likely be completed in August. Additionally, the site will also have basketball courts and playground equipment. The additional acreage will allow for future expansions, if necessary. We cannot wait. It cannot get here fast enough, Nagele said. Were also anxious because we know that with the larger facility, were going to have larger financial obligations. We have to fill the building with computers, furniture, game tables, and books for the children. Were not sure how far the grant money will stretch for the items inside. Nagele praised the support of the community for backing fundraisers such as the Uncle Homer Memorial Fishing Tournament in March and the Americana Music Festival in April. The community support has been wonderful, its been tremendous, Nagele said. I think many people are excited about this, and not just people with children. Weve had a lot of people calling to volunteer. We just need the room, the space for people. The Florida Association of Counties recently recognized two county commissioners for their efforts to serve their constituents. The FAC presented Marion County Board of County Commissioners Chairwomman Kathy Bryant and Vice Chairman Carl Zalak III with their Advanced County Commissioner credentials. The pair received recognition during an awards ceremony at the Florida Association of Counties Annual Conference in Tampa. Launched by FAC in 2006, the Advanced County Commissioner education program, The Florida Forum for County Leaders, is a leadership series designed for graduates of the Certified County Commissioners program. The curriculum is organized as a series of three seminars, with 27 hours of coursework. Seminar topics focus on leadership areas including governing during turbulent and transformative times and understanding and working with stakeholders. These certifications allow our citizen electorate to become experts in county government, improving their communities, said FAC Executive Director Chris Holley. A total of 14 commissioners received the Advanced County Commissioner title at this years conference. Commissioner Stan McClain is also a certified Advanced County Commissioner. For information about the Certified County Commissioner or Advanced County Commissioner programs, visit www.fl-counties.com.FAC presidential advocacy award The Florida Association of Counties recently presented Marion County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Kathy Bryant with the Presidential Advocacy Award during the 2013 FAC Annual Conference & Exposition in Hillsborough County. FAC officials believed Bryant was an invaluable asset during the legislative session and showed exceptional commitment to advancing public policy. Bryant took time to educate legislators on FACs priority issues, specifically the state-county cost-share of Medicaid. Commissioner Bryants support in our efforts to create an equitable and fair solution to Medicaid cost-share was essential in getting rid of the cumbersome and erroneous billing system that has been in place for years, said FAC Executive Director Chris Holley. The Presidential Advocacy Award is given annually to those county commissioners from around the state who have shown exceptional leadership in partnering with FAC to advance the counties legislative agenda. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, July 4, 2013 000F4OP Name __________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________ State _______________ Zip __________ Phone ____________________ Email __________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill Me Sign up online Promo Code: BLAST Clip, complete and mail to: 20441 E. 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