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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
Publication Date: 07-11-2013

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 Vol 31 No. 37 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Dunnellon man dies in single-vehicle wreckA 76-year-old man Dunnellon was killed early Monday morning after the truck he was driving crashed into a tree near the intersection of U.S. 41 and Southwest 88th Place Road, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Arthur A. Saraceni Jr. was traveling north on U.S. 41 in a 2009 Nissan Frontier pickup just before 6 a.m. As he approached Southwest 88th Place Road, the Frontier crossed into the southbound lane and then went off the west shoulder and travelled several hundred feet before it struck a pine tree, the report stated, which noted Saraceni was not wearing his seatbelt. According to the report, Saraceni was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.Chamber to host Casino NightsThe Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with American Legion Post No. 58, will host Casino Nights event at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at the American Legion Post No. 58 at 10730 U.S. 41. Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door. Tickets include dinner, refreshments and $50,000 in playing chips to play the games of Black Jack, Texas Holdem, Roulette and Craps. No cash money or cash prizes will be won during the event. For information, call 489-2320.CIA to host Harlem Legends showChristians United in Action (CIA) will host the Harlem Legends Celebrity Basketball show at 5 p.m. Aug. 31 at at Dunnellon High School. The halftime entertainment will feature No Slack, a Motown Group from Tampa. Tickets are $10 each. For information or donations, call Geri Davis at 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun at 465-8660. Judge sets rules regarding settlement hearing Sixty minutes. That will be the length of time in which Judge Steven Rogers will take to decide whether the Rainbow River Ranch settlement will be heard under a non-evidentiary hearing, or whether the Rainbow River Conservation Inc. and the individual interveners in the settlement will be granted an evidentiary hearing. That is what the judge told the parties involved in the settlement during a conference hearing to establish the guidelines in which hell hear their arguments. Selfishly, Judge Rogers told the parties, he has 2,000 cases he has been assigned and his time is valuable. I know for you and several others, this case is the most important one, he explained. However, I have other people who feel the same way about theirs. Judge Rogers told the groups after hearing their initial arguments. He would then decide which direction the case would go a non-evidentiary hearing or an evidentiary hearing. He did encourage the parties to attempt mediation to come up Manager search on hold Council wants financial report before proceedingThe Dunnellon City Council has opted to delay launching a search for a new city manager; at least until officials have a clearer picture of the financial quagmire, in which they mired. That picture could come into focus as early as next week if Powell and Jones, CPA, complete a financial assessment the City Council requested in May. That request came on the heels of the citys annual audit and the resignation of Lisa Algiere, whose two-month tenure as a consultant ends Saturday. Vice Mayor Dennis Evans started to make the push during a special Monday night workshop to begin reviewing the Request for Qualifications as well as increase the salary range in hopes it or would draw a larger application pool. We do have a timeline, Evans said, citing the citys charter in which it states a new city manager must be appointed within 60 days. Councilman Erik Collop questioned why his colleague was raising the issue. Why are we talking about this right now? Collop asked. We should be focused on other things. Evans, in turn, asked what other things the Council should be focused on. He told Collop the process to conduct a city manager search, whittle the field down, interview finalists and select a new hire takes as long as four months. We should at least find out what interest we can get from potential applicants, Evans said, stressing the point the minimum salary should be listed at $88,600. Collop scoffed. I just want to make sure we can pay them, he said, explaining his rationale for wanting to delay launching a search. We have to figure out what our lifeline is, or if we are going to live. Once we have the (financial) report, then we can proceed. But until we know what our financial status is me personally, I dont think it matters if its $78,000 or $178,000 we should wait to see where we stand. Both agreed to table the discussion for the regular Council Rainbow River Ranch interveners seeking evidentiary hearing status Sprint to the finish JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsRegas Woods, a 1997 Dunnellon High School graduate, will compete in the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, which start Monday, July 14, in Lyon, France. Woods won the 200-meter run, while placing second in both the 100-meter run and the long jump at the 2013 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships in June in San Antonio, Texas. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See JUDGE page 3 Resident qualifies for IPC Athletics World Championships Regas Wood has fought adversity throughout his life. Born with a rare birth defect, Woods mother, Deborah Simon, had two choices to make for her son at the age of 2. She could allow him to keep his legs, or she could allow doctors to perform a double amputation. She knew the former would kill him mentally, but the other could allow him to survive mentally. The decision to have the operation done was very hard for me, Simon said. I felt, within my heart, if it was Gods will for his legs to straighten out and for him to walk it would happen. I believe in miracles. That wasnt his plight for life. Regas reason, or purpose, is to inspire others. Mentally, it would have killed him, because he would have been restricted to a wheelchair. I didnt want to handicap his mind. I couldnt do anything about his legs. He had a chance in life, because he still had a brain. His mind was intact. Those few parts that didnt work would not make him any less successful. Dunnellon No. 1 in nation for real estate investment Dunnellon is making national waves, and its not for a debt crisis, a beleaguered fiber to the home program, or for its use of oft-criticized red-light cameras. No, indeed Dunnellon is No. 1 in the news after earning the distinction of being the best city in the nation to invest in property for the purpose of renting to seniors, according to RealtyTrac, an online real estate trade publication that focuses on real estate values and trends. I think it benefits, Dunnellon, because now were out there nationwide, said Keith Caton, owner of Rainbow Springs Reality See MANAGER page 14 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Erik Collop requested the Council delay its sear ch for a city manager. Area recognized by real estate trade publication JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See ESTATE page 3 RealtyTrac, an online real estate trade publication that focuses on real estate values and trends, ranked Dunnellon No. 1 in the nation for retirees to purchase homes for rental property.JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SPRINT page 2

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The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Bookstore is inside the library at 20351 Robinson Road, behind Sweetbay. There are novels, bios, cooking, gardening, inspirational, craft, self-help, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-On-Tape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends 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. Friends bookstore open Handicapped was never mentioned in our home. I taught him you might be able to do everything like the other kids, but we can modify it to where you can accomplish it. But what kind of lifestyle could a double amputee live? Woods has proven, time and again, an amputee can live a great life. In the past few years, the lifelong Dunnellon resident has become a source of inspiration for young and old, no matter if they have what the world terms a disability. Woods said he doesnt consider himself disabled, rather an able-bodied person. He started with his nonprofit foundation, Never Say Never, a group which focuses on raising monies to send youths who have had amputations to a nearby camp in Lake County. There, children learn basic daily skills, but are also taught they can do most, or more, than an able-bodied individual. Its a motivation for others, for me doing what I do, he said of his exploits on the track and with the Never Say Never Foundation. I look at it as a motivator for other people. Theres always someone out there thats got it worse than youve got. Some people give up, others get up and go. Woods recently proved he can do more with less, solidifying his years-long belief that amputees can do anything if given the opportunity at the 2013 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships in June in San Antonio, Texas. The 1997 Dunnellon High graduate won the individual national title in the 200-meter run, while claiming silver medals in both the 100meter and long jump. At the time, Woods didnt understand the scope of his victory. All of the other athletes crossed the finish line and I shook hands and did a cool down lap, Woods recalled. Everybody was coming up to congratulate me; I was doing interviews. I just did a race, it didnt hit me right then until someone asked, do you realize youre a national champion? However, it wasnt until he was back in church the Sunday following the event when he learned the gravity and significance of his win, or that of his two second-place finishes. Woods said his phone, which was on silent, was lighting up with messages of congratulations, way to go champ and welcome to Team USA. When he responded to a couple of his messages, it was one of his fellow competitors who told him just how big his victory was. The message told Woods to visit usparalympic.org. So Woods, who was playing keyboard in the front of the church, quickly checked the website. There, he learned he was not only a national champion, he was a member of Team USA and set to compete at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, which start Monday, July 14, in Lyon, France. I was blown away, I was speechless, Woods said, noting he wanted to do a cartwheel right in the middle of church. I kind of teared up, no one knew what was going on. I was like wow, miracles are still happening. That goes to show you that God does have the final say so. He is still there. Everything I worked for, everything Ive trained for, something finally went right. Its been a hard road, so now I take a breath of fresh air and I can exhale. For earning the distinction of wearing the Team USA colors, Woods called it a honor and a dream come true to represent not just the U.S., but Dunnellon. I certainly want to make the U.S., my family and especially my mother, Woods said. She has been through a lot; shes sacrificed things, putting herself aside to get me to where I needed to be. Shes one of the main reasons why Im succeeding today. Shes one of the reasons I came up with Never Say Never foundation, so we could ease the burden on the parent to pay for the cost of the camps, so children could have the opportunity to excel at something that they love to do. Simone said she cannot put into words what his accomplishment means for her, and others her son inspires. Words cannot express his accomplishments, she said. Im very proud of him. Hes doing what hes been put on this earth to do. Had he been born with his legs, as a normal child, or an able-bodied person, where would he be? Would he be successful? I dont know. I do know this: I thank God for what hes done in his life. You look at what you have, and you use it to be the best of your abilities. Woods also praised his mother for not treating him any differently. My mom was the one that helped me, he explained. I had chores just like my brothers and sister. And what chore did Woods loathe the most. I hated washing dishes, he said with a chuckle. Laundry wasnt too bad. I loved to cut the yard. It gave me a chance to be outdoors. Simon explained it was important to learn simple tasks such as laundry, washing dishes, cooking and other such chores. I wanted him to be able to take care of himself, she said. I wanted, within my heart, to give him what he needed to be able to succeed in life, to be productive. Theres nothing wrong with his mind. He still could have a job, could have a family. He could do anything anybody else wanted to do in this world. But hes come a long way from when he first started competing in track and field. As a youth, he attempted to compete in a Junior-style Olympic competition. However, officials at the time told him the only way he could compete was in a wheelchair, he explained. They said double amputees couldnt run, he said. I fought them on that. I refused to compete in a wheel chair. Woods finish proved naysayers wrong. He finished in the top three, earning a trophy, without the any assisting devices. I proved to them double amputees could run. Woods credits not only his mother, but family members, friends and his coach, James Oliver, for their dedication and support in his endeavors. You can do anything and a strong support system, he said. My coach has just done a great job of getting me into shape to the point where I can be an elite athlete. He praised his employer, Hanger Clinic in Ocala, as well as his sponsors, which include Brick City Fitness in Ocala where he can be found training as often as his personal schedule allows. My boss has been great, the gym has been fantastic, he said. There are a lot of people behind the scenes who have been pushing me, encouraging me to shoot for my dreams. As someone who likes to encourage others, its hard to push yourself, but I have a great support system. He also knows God is on his side, and praised his mother for instilling in him one Scripture Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me at a young age. Thats always, always stuck with me, he said. Its certainly true. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, July 11, 2013 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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to well known. The company released its findings the Fourth of July, and a segment aired on CBS This Morning. Wilber VanWyck, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty, said he doesnt find it surprising Dunnellon is No. 1 in the nation. We have a great area to live in and its one of the most affordable areas, he said, noting his office is No. 6 in the top 20 nationwide for Coldwell Banker offices of his size. His office boasts about 10 agents. Were selling a lot of homes at this time. A lot of its foreclosure, short sale market, but were selling a lot of homes. In its findings, RealtyTrac considered communities with at least one-third of their populations made up of retirement-age residents, the percentage of existing retirementage populations in the community, weather, increasing property values, cost of living index and capitalization rates. According to its report, 38.2 percent of Dunnellons population is retirement age and the area ranks 102nd in cost of living. The report stated Dunnellon showed the greatest annual increase in the value of single-family homes (31 percent) and had the second lowest median sales price ($76,941), VanWyck said several homes have sold for between $40,000 and $60,000. He said many of the people purchasing homes see them as a wise investment, compared to current interest rates on CDs. The key thing here weve had going on the last couple of years is retirees are not investing much in CDs, he said, noting low yield rates. Now, theyre taking and buying homes where we can offer them a lot more return on their money. Theyre buying homes, so theyre getting rental income. In five to eight years, when the market is higher, we can rehab them and sell them for capital gain at that time. Thats what is pushing this reality track. VanWyck admits the national news is something you cannot just buy. As our inventory depletes, youre going to see some value come back to homes, he explained. We bottomed out in 2010, median price wise, but were starting to see that price come back up in 2012 and 2013. At the beginning of this year, we started out like gang busters as far as sales were going. Caton said the average home prices in Rainbow Springs have been selling for double the median price cited by RealtyTrac I can tell you in Rainbow Springs, the prices have more than doubled for closed transactions weve had this year, Caton said. Our closed transactions are approaching 50, which is a big step up from last year, which wasnt horrible. Overall, the news helps promote Dunnellon. I think it helps get the name out there, and by talking to people, we can show them things have picked up, average prices are picking up, Caton said. I was very happy about the news overall, and as we reach out to potential buyers, well use it in advertising. Caton said his sales staff had already heard the news, which was a hot topic at their Monday sales meeting. I have a phenomenal, professional group of Realtors, he said. As I brought this up for discussion, they were already aware of it. They spent quite a bit of time on it, which helps. I grew up, I live here and I work here. Its a great community, its a great area. This is great news for the community. with an amicable settlement all parties could agree on. Weve attempted that, and it was unsuccessful, said Ralf Brookes, a Cape Coral-based attorney who is representing the Rainbow River Conservation Inc. and the individual interveners, about a mediation session. RRC and the individual interveners are pushing for an evidentiary hearing, which could take up to three days. However, such a hearing would allow Brookes to present expert witnesses and testimony as well as new evidence discovered since the settlement was agreed upon. While briefing his clients after the conference hearing, Brookes told several members of the RRC and the individual interveners that the Jerry Dodd-led group Conservation Land Group LLC, which owns the 250-acre property abutting the east shoreline of the Rainbow River tract has sought to build a community no larger than 349 homes. Brookes encouraged the individuals to push the City Council to withdraw from the settlement agreement. The interveners indicated they are hopeful they can convince the Dunnellon City Council to withdraw from the agreement and strike a new deal with Dodd. I think weve got two current Council members who would push for that, Brookes said, referring to Mayor Nathan Whitt, an RRC board member, and Councilman Erik Collop. (The owners) are trying to intimidate the city, Brookes said, noting Conservation Land Group LLC touts itself as a conservational friendly group. If youre going to talk the talk, then walk the walk. Brookes, in a one-onone interview with the Riverland News, said the city is offering too much to the owners of the property, which includes water and sewer services as well as a waiver of impact fees for development. He noted Conservation Land Group LLC could still build on the property, but under the conservation zoning restrictions. That would allow the group to build one unit per 10 acres; the settlement agreement would allow the group to build one unit per 5 acres. This is a sweetheart settlement agreement, Brookes said. The city is giving too much. It needs to withdraw from this settlement, come back to the table to discuss ways to protect the Rainbow River and preserve the resources of the area. The settlement was agreed to by the city of Dunnellon, Conservation Land Group LLC and the states Department of Economic Opportunities (DEO). All three parties favor a non-evidentiary hearing, seeing as all three parties worked together, in the presence of the interveners legal counsel, to strike a deal best suited for all parties. Initially, the state Department of Community Affairs had been an intervener; but when Gov. Rick Scott disbanded the organization and restructured it into the DEO, the agency worked with the city, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Dodds group to reach an accord which they did. That agreement was approved by the Dunnellon City Council in September and was also signed off on by the DEO and DEP Were asking the judge to look at the facts as already presented, said attorney Bruce Ackerman, who represents Conservation Land Group LLC All parties, with the exception of the interveners have agreed to this settlement. Were asking the judge to look at the facts as they are now. An evidentiary hearing is much more detailed and time consuming. Were hopeful, when the judge reviews everything hell allow this to move forward so all parties can move forward. Marsha Segal-George, the former assistant city attorney, who remains the citys legal representation, stressed that all parties, with the exception of the interveners, have agreed to the settlement and its time to move forward. Judge (Francis) King ordered us to have a sitdown conversation with all parties and reach an agreement, she said. We resolved the issues with parties, with the exception of the interveners. 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Including furniture packages (on select models) 000FDEI SAVE THOUSANDS 000FFZJ 000F5RE Solution to puzzle on Page 12 JUDGE continued from page 1 ESTATE continued from page 1 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, now through July 31. 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-andGirls-Clubs-of-MarionCo-Dunnellon-Unit. 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. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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4 Riverland News, Thursday, July 11, 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 Fourth of July celebrations should warrant a courtesy callFireworks are great for the July 4 celebration and on New Years Day. Living in a rural area, we constantly hear shotgun blasts, Chinese firecrackers, and the like. The one thing I would like to hear from neighbors who like to celebrate with the major thunderboomers and percussion bombs is a courtesy phone call letting the neighbors with dogs and livestock know when they are doing this so they can prepare for any panic with the animals. We dont want to stop any celebrations; we just need a bit of warning. Then we can also enjoy the celebrations with our neighbors. L. Bairunas Viock,DunnellonBusiness owner should not throw stones at othersOnce again, Jerry Vaughn has written one of his incoherent letters to the editor. I would not be inclined to answer it except that he has included false statements about me in his diatribe against many people serving the city of Dunnellon. For starters, yes I did contribute to Fred Wards 2007 campaign because of his claim of concern for the people and the environment. Label me nave, but dont blame me for his subsequent change of outlook. I also contributed to his successor, Nathan Whitt, last year because I believe he represents a hope that Dunnellon can be saved from the disaster created by Wards administration. Other than that, I have made no monetary contribution to any city campaigns since 2006, only encouragement for council members to pay attention to opportunities to protect and promote passive use of Dunnellons unique natural resources. Also, for the umpteenth time, RRC is not suing the Rainbow River Ranch. The developer sued the city in 2009 and Wards council and manager capitulated and signed a settlement agreement very harmful and expensive to the city. RRC, on behalf of the environment and the citizens, has legally intervened in the settlement agreement. This has yet to play out in court. There are quotes from Vaughns letter such as they What plan best fits Dunnellon? Marriage is by far one of the hardest jobs in the world. It requires constant challenges, hard decisions and 24-hour care. You get no time off and no breaks. Its sometimes a thankless job and often times you feel defeated, but when it works it can be wonderful. My mom and dad celebrated 58 years together recently. Their marriage is not typical, yet quite conventional. He was the bread winner while she stayed home with the kids. They do everything together, yet are very separate, unique individuals. Sometimes they get on each others nerves; yet theyd be lost without each other. Its a huge accomplishment. I heard somebody say a marriage is like a bank account. You have to make deposits often because if youre only withdrawing the account will overdraw and close. Of course, everybodys style and idea of marriage is quite different. What works for some, wont work for others. I know one couple who makes out a schedule to manage their duties. Another couple takes separate vacations. Opposites attract, that is so true. I find you have to embrace the differences instead of dreading them. Just think if both partners were messy, unorganized chaos would ensue. Likewise if both partners are neat freaks, they would drive each other crazy. Ive learned to live with Russells quirkiness and hes endured my perfection. I joke, of course. Im pretty sure the two things that have kept us together are a mutual respect and a shared sense of humor. We laugh all the time. We can be mad at each other and start laughing. It may not work for everybody, but it sure does for us. We laugh at things other people wouldnt. He can always make me laugh. Some married couples spend every waking minute together. Others spend no time at all. Whatever works, but I think Russell and I have a healthy balance. We both have our own interests and friends, but then we enjoy spending time together too. We look forward to it. But you know the old adage never go to bed angry? Well, if we followed that advice there are nights wed never get any sleep. Nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors. There was a couple I admired and I envied the way they got along. Every few months, theyd take a vacation and their night life was very exciting. I wished we could be more like them. They are now divorcing and paperwork is pending. I learned a good lesson. Some marriages work and OPINIONS INVITEDThe opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. THE OTHER GUY LETTERS JERSEY GIRL SOCIAL SECURITY Now, in the heart of summertime, is time to think about spending some fun time with family and friends. So it is fitting that July is both National Vacation Month and National Park and Recreation Month. Going on vacation whether to visit some of the nations great national and state parks or traveling to other fun destinations doesnt mean you need to disconnect completely. In fact, our new mobile website makes it easy for you to get the Social Security information you need when youre on the go. As long as you have an Internet connection, youre connected to Social Security. You might not take your laptop with you to a national park, but youll probably have your phone. You may be wondering: just how much Social Security business can I do on a smartphone? You may be surprised. We recently released Social Security Mobile to allow for a smoother and more enjoyable online experience for people who want to access www.socialsecurity.gov using a smartphone. Most people who want to access Social Security by smartphone are interested in getting the information they need quickly and efficiently. To accommodate this grab it on the go frame of mind, weve designed a mobile site that is as easy on the eye as it is to navigate. Social Security Mobile features 10 items of interest, easily accessible by touching the tiles on your smartphones screen. These items include popular topics from our standard website, such as frequently asked questions, Social Security card and number, and publications. For example, you can either read or listen to our entire library of publications on your smartphone. The quick summaries will make it easy to make sure you access the publication you want. As you relax beneath a tree, you may want to use the mobile sites decision tree to help identify documents you need for a new or replacement Social Security card. Will everything on our website be included in the mobile website? No. Instead, our mobile site is designed to bring you the content youre most likely to want on the go. Keep in mind that this is not an app you have to download. The website is conveniently designed to run on your smartphones browser. You dont have to download anything from an app store; just visit www. socialsecurity.gov on your smartphone and you will automatically visit the mobile website. And if you decide you need to browse the full website, you can do that easily. Remember, Social Security is happy to help you even when youre Off to the park? So is Social Security I do, or I dont Theres been a lot of discussion about ecotourism, from me and other well-respected, or perhaps not so well-respected, people in the community, depending on your viewpoint. Its certainly not my place to define whos who. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, right, wrong or indifferent. Thats whats so great about America. We can agree to disagree, but only for so long. Then it becomes counterproductive. The case in point: Dunnellons future. Where is it going? How can we solve the debt crisis? And how can we make this city thrive economically? Theres been plenty of ideas tossed about, bandied about and some, disastrously, implemented (Greenlight Dunnellon Communications). Others have been dismissed about potentially destroying the fragile environment (Rainbow River Ranch). There once existed an organization Mainstreet USA that had multiple well-respected individuals who were a part of it. Some of those folks included former Mayor John Taylor, Frank Strobl, Michel Northsea, Dr. Dane Myers and many others. One individual who was a part of that group was Jerry Vaughn, owner of the Red Fox Gallery, who is considered by many as a not so well-respected individual in the community. One of those individuals is Burt Eno, Ph.D., president of Rainbow River Conservation Inc. In last weeks Riverland News, Vaughn proceeded to take several former Councils to task as well for their decision-making skills as well as Dr. Eno, for his financial backing of former Mayor Fred Ward and current Mayor Nathan Whitt, a member of RRC and owner of an ecotourism-based business. Dr. Eno, in a pointed Letter to the Editor in todays edition, verified he did support both, financially. He stated his support for Ward stemmed from his claim of concern for the people and the environment. Dr. Eno then wrote, he lost faith in Ward and he should not be blamed for Wards shortcomings while in office. Now, let me be clear. I respect both Vaughn and Dr. Enos respective opinions. They both, in their own varied ways, want what is best for Dunnellon. Yes, Vaughn and I are acquaintances. This is about how do we go about making Dunnellon an economically sound, environmentally friendly, ecotourism-based destination See LETTERS page 5 See JERSEY page 6 Audrey Beem Adon Williams Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 6 See SOCIAL page 6

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came here for the small town atmosphere and environment and are not willing to share it with tourists or anyone else for that matter. Is he talking about me? I have never spoken against growth, but I have advocated for smart growth wisely using, while protecting, the attributes of the area. For instance, I negotiated an agreement with the Florida Office of Greenways and Trails on behalf of the city to route the Withlacoochee State Trail extension now being developed along the southern edge of the Blue Run Park, so as to avoid destruction of wetlands. In exchange, the OGT is supposed to run a trail spur up to County Road 484 to promote ecotourism for Dunnellon. Also, with the help of two outstanding RRC members, I led the effort to acquire more than $3.5 million for purchase and improvements to the park. What has Mr. Vaughn done for the Dunnellon community? In the 10 years, I have lived here I have rarely seen him attend any council meetings or other functions where I have been. I only know of his attempt to serve as president of the Chamber of Commerce several years ago. He was to personally assign booth locations for Boomtown that year and, when the Chamber Board found out that he was not doing so, he abruptly resigned. Until you can make some positive contributions to the community, Mr. Vaughn, please refrain from throwing stones at others. Burt Eno,Rainbow SpringsIts time we should all quit pointing fingersOK people, its time to quit pointing fingers and swearing at each other, and get down to business. Everyone knows Dunnellon is in trouble, the local economy in danger, the environment suffering, some local businesses faltering, and lots of folks are mad at each other and dont want to take it anymore. I wonder how many others are getting tired of reading letters and articles claiming to represent whats best for the area by people clearly stuck in a mindset focusing more on who did what to whom and when, rather than how the hell to fix it. It seems pretty simple to me. I daresay few on either side of the issues could disagree with the following mission: Ensure Dunnellons future as an economically sound city, model ecotourism destination that encourages business development while protecting environmental resources and maintaining a small town residential lifestyle suitable for both families and retirees. That pretty much includes the whole shootin match, doesnt it? Impossible? We went to the moon, didnt we? You start with agreement on the fundamental premise mission and work backward from there. Then the issues arent so much what should be accomplished, but how, when and by whom. It wont be easy, but then neither was getting to the moon. But we did it, didnt we? Personally, I think the Dunnellon City Council should appoint a Task Force to recommend a good plan to either incorporate into the existing one or replace parts of it. Forget the past. Deal with whats happenin now and stop grousing over whose idea was or wasnt the best, whenever. Dont stack such a Task Force with people you like. Stack it with about 11 individuals with something substantive to offer. (Research has shown that precise number most effective in group efforts). Credentials for participation should be based upon experience, not necessarily longevity, education or residence. Passion for the work and willingness to at least hear out the other side is imperative. Task Force members should at least represent local businesses, environmental issues, city government, education, residential property ownership and development and skilled facilitation. Appointees dont have to like or agree with each other, nor live within city limits as long as they contribute some way to either Dunnellon city or business coffers. They do need to agree with the ultimate mission and the right of everyone to be heard in a respectful manner. Yeah, yeah I know. Somebodys gonna write that this has all been done before by somebody at sometime, in some manner. Forget then and focus on now. Timing is everything. What didnt work before didnt work for two reasons: it either wasnt done well enough or the timing was wrong, or both. Get to work on it, folks. It aint gonna happen by itself. The need, and real opportunity is now. Kathryn Taubert,Rainbow SpringsGovernment must find other energy sourcesAlthough 97 percent of scientists believe the use of fossil fuels is contributing to climate change, still naysayers, like fossil fuel companies or those influenced by the well-financed pseudoscience propaganda campaign by these companies disagree. Let us examine history: Los Angeles more than 50 years ago, had a smog problem caused by carbon emissions. Critics of efforts to reduce the problem denied it was a cause. California legislation implementing changes reducing emissions has greatly reduced the problem. Smog is the second largest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. Was it just coincidence that the improvement was just cyclical as some suggest? Is it coincidence that Chinas rising use of fossil fuels has caused some cities to be practically uninhabitable when it became the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world? While fossil fuels may not be the sole cause of climate change, it is undeniable that it is a contributing factor. Maybe reducing our dependence on fossil fuels wont stop climate change, but merely buy us some more time on Earth. Isnt it worth it to buy some insurance like investing in renewable sources of energy? Some attempts may fail, but unless we try we will never succeed. Is it too much to have a tax on gas to pay for the subsidizing of new technologies? How much are we willing to pay to ensure a healthier world for our children and grandchildren? Would we rather feel the pain in our pocket or our body? Robert A. Bella,DunnellonBusiness support applauded by churchOn behalf of The First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon, I would like to express our sincere thanks to all who helped make our 2013 Vacation Bible School a great success. This was the first year we had an adult class and I think they had more fun than the kids. Naw! We would like to send a special thanks to: Pavarottis Pizza, Sonic, Don Pepes Mexican restaurant, Owens fruit stand and Hillshire Farms for contributing the food for our VBS dinners. It was great to have our local businesses contribute to this community event. Wishing you all great Blessings. Joey Weisbaum,VBS coordinator Riverland News, Thursday, July 11, 2013 5 000F9FM 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. 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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. today and Friday 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.Friends of the Library schedule summer 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 438-2520.County hosts weekly farmers market Marion County is bringing back its weekly Friday farmers market and is looking for additional vendors. The Health Happens Farmers Market will be from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays at the McPherson Governmental Complex field at 601 SE 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. 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. while both protecting the Rainbow River and utilizing our best resources. Dr. Eno, in his letter, stated, I have never spoken against growth, but I have advocated for smart growth wisely using, while protecting, the attributes of the area. If that is the case, if Dr. Eno and the RRC are for smart growth and ecotourism in Dunnellon, then why is it that Dr. Eno and the RRC have yet to present a plan for a cuttingedge, environmentally friendly development that would benefit both the city of Dunnellon as well as the business owners? The RRC has fought tooth-and-nail against the proposed Rainbow River Ranch development because of its alleged impact on the health of the Rainbow River. What would be best suited for that property that could be done in an environmentally sound way that would both protect our fragile ecosystem and prevent city officials from continuing with quick get-rich schemes such as redlight cameras and utility buyouts? So, I would implore, if the RRC and Dr. Eno are fighting for whats best for the environment and the citizens of Dunnellon, how would you best develop the Rainbow River Ranch property to protect the river while benefiting the coffers of not only the city, but business owners? enjoying a day at the park. We are always working for you, even when you are relaxing. Visit our mobile website at www.social security.gov from your smartphone today. Social Security Q&AQuestion: I pay my monthly premium directly to my Medicare prescription drug plan provider. Why cant I also pay my income-related monthly adjustment amount directly to my Medicare prescription drug plan provider? Answer: By law, we must deduct your income-related monthly adjustment amount from your Social Security payments. If the amount you owe is more than the amount of your payment, or you don't get monthly payments, you will get a separate bill from another federal agency, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services or the Railroad Retirement Board. Read our publication, Medicare Premiums: Rules for Higher-Income Beneficiaries, for an idea of what you can expect to pay. Youll find it at www.socialsecurity.gov/ pubs. Adon Williams is the Social Security Manager in Ocala. some dont. Right now its a 50-50 crap shoot. Its very sad, but when you say I do you have just as much chance to make it as break it. I think there are three very important factors to remember. First, not only do you have to love the person, but you also have to like them. Second, both of you have to be able to bring something to the table. It doesnt have to be monetary, but somehow you have to make the relationship better and make it easier for your partner. Third, and maybe most important, you both have to want to be together. It doesnt work if only one person is trying. Its a team effort all the way. Working toward a common goal and having each others back. Oh, and if you can refrain from cheating on your spouse that would be a good plus also. There are always going to be times when you dont feel very loving; when you could actually wring their neck. Hopefully, those moments dont come along too often and dont last very long. I think that feeling is perfectly natural. I once knew a couple who never fought. They never raised their voices and never had an argument. That couple is no longer together. I think they were more like friends. I guess you have to have a little vim and vinegar to spice things up. Besides everybody knows making up is fun. So now we can conclude that once married, you are required to become co-workers, bankers, comedians, jugglers, doctors, psychiatrists and definitely lawyers pleading your case. And while on that subject is omitting the truth and lying the same thing? When your husband asks you if hes the best partner youve ever had should you always say yes? You see there is no manual on this stuff. You just figure it out as it comes. And, hopefully, at the end of the day youll both be on the same page and youll both be smiling. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, July 11, 2013 All Styles All Prices Offering quality consignment for all your furniture and home decor needs 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Find your perfect piece priced perfectly www.renroomocala.com 000F70Q Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 Do you have the right insurance coverage? CENTRAL RIDGE INSURERS, LLC 2535 N. Reston Terr., Hernando, FL (Next to Village Services on 486) Call Your Local Team Of Experts For A Free Analysis And Estimate! 352-527-0110 Home Auto Business Financial Services 000FDGP 000FF0V 000FDPD Grooming Baths 20491 The Granada Dunnellon 489-0667 489-0667 30 30 YEARS YEARS EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE Legionnaires visit assisted-living facilities On July 1, six members of American Legion Post No. 58 visited the veteran residents at Harbor House and Haven House assisted-living centers and thanked them for service to our country and wished them all a Happy Fourth of July. Following opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, veteran introductions were made. Cake, cupcakes and punch were served and magazines were distributed. Isaih Dixon, left, U.S. Army, retired, 1955 to 1979, a new resident of Harbor House that was presented a lap quilt by Post Commander John Taylor that was donated by the Rainbow Quilters. Dixon is a lifetime resident of Dunnellon. 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CareGiver Support Group to meetThe 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 slates meetingsHospice of Marion County invites you to the only COPD Support Group in the county. The group is for anyone with breathing concerns and those who care about someone with a breathing problem. It is a positive environment providing education and support. The Ocala Airheads meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday monthly at the West Marion Medical Plaza in the second floor community room. For more information, call Leigh Hutson at 352-484-5458.AA group meets weekly at 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 Forget-MeNot Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. Trained volunteers provide activities and refreshments. For more information, call Grace Burks at 489-2580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963. Free childrens meals availableFamilies In Need of Dunnellon will offer free meals from noon to 1 p.m. now 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. today. 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. 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. Edwin Goethe Lybass, 53Edwin Goethe Lybass, 53, passed away July 3, 2013, at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. Mr. Lybass was born Sept. 19, 1959. He grew up in Jacksonville where he was a graduate of The Bolles School and Jacksonville University. He received a masters degree in city planning and administration from Florida Atlantic University. Mr. Lybass worked for several years as a city planner in Boca Raton and recently had been a consultant in real estate and land use planning. He was an avid reader, sports enthusiast (especially the Florida Gators), world traveler and artist. His greatest joy was time spent with family and friends and was blessed with lifelong friendships. Mr. Lybass was predeceased by his mother, Barbara S. Clothier; and uncles, J.T. Goethe and E.E. Goethe. He is survived by his father and stepmother, James H. and JohNana Lybass of Dunnellon; sisters, Cynthia L. Porter (David) of Dunnellon, Pamela L. Allen (Ruben) of Jacksonville and Susan L. Beatty of Jacksonville; an aunt, Oregon E. Lybass of Jacksonville, and Waynesville N.C.; uncles, Dr. and Mrs. Tillinghast G. Lybass of North Palm Beach and Thomas M. Lybass of Bradenton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Roberts Funeral Home in Dunnellon. 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They become familiar with the child and the childs case and make recommendations to the court to help ensure a safe, caring, stable and permanent environment for that child. Persons 21 years of age and older adults between the ages of 19 and 21 are also eligible, working under the guidance and partnership with a certified volunteer GAL who successfully complete the pre-service training program, have a clean criminal background check and are able to be objective are eligible. A GAL must successfully complete 30 hours of pre-service training. On average, volunteers spend 5 to 10 hours a month on a case. Most cases last 10 months. For information, call Lynn Sennett at 352-274-5231 or email Lynn.Sennett@gal.fl.gov. For information and an application, visit www.guardianadlitem.org. The next training begins Monday, Aug. 5, at the Ocala Police Department, 402 S. Pine Avenue, Ocala. 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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 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.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.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.Beth Israel changes service timesCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala host regular Shabbat evening services at 7:30 p.m. Fridays 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. All through my life, I have been awkward when talking to someone of the opposite gender. I had thought by the time I got to this stage of life, post-young, I would have left a lot of this behind. Just when I think I have a good handle on this situation, something happens setting me back at least two generations. I was doing fine until I heard a news report giving information that the word freshman was no longer a politically correct word to use when speaking of college students. They are now referred to as First-Year Students. According to this report, the word freshman is offensive to women. How and why it is offensive, they never did say but being in a politically correct world this word may no longer be used. This is where my confusion comes in. Where are these individuals offended by the word freshman? I wish they would come and explain to me how this word offends them. This word has been used for generation after generation and this is the first time it is hurting certain individuals. I brought this to the attention of the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage to see if maybe she could shed a little bit of light on the situation. Unfortunately, she was as much in the dark about this as I was. I try to keep up with the latest trends and I must say that I am around 18 years behind my schedule. So, I am trying to retain a wee bit of sanity in this politically correct world around me. Frankly, I do not know why anybody wants to be politically correct. Being the sensitive kind of person that I am, I am going to give it the old college try. I sat down with my wife and we began to figure out how I, a very sensitive and politically correct person, could address somebody of the opposite gender. I guess I can still call them women, I said with a degree of certainty in my voice. My wife looked at me and slowly shook her head. Im afraid that the word women, is offensive to some of these politically correct individuals because the word ends in men, which is a masculine gender. I looked at her and scratched my head vigorously. It also applies, she continued, with the word woman because it also ends with the masculine man. I never really gave this much thought before. It never occurred to me that the last three letters of a word could be offensive to someone to the point that they are offended by that word. So, I said rather thoughtfully rubbing my chin, I will have to begin calling those individuals females. I smiled and thought I had come up with a solution. I looked at my wife to get her approval. Shaking her head, she said, That word is not acceptable anymore, either. If you look at the word, you will find that it ends in the word male, and as you know that is masculine. I am really getting bogged down with all of this political correctness nonsense. How people can be so sensitive to be upset by a word. My father used to say, Sticks and stones may break my bones (but words will never hurt me). Well, I said in a little bit of desperation, I guess Ill just have to call them lady. Not so fast, she said8 Riverland News, Thursday, July 11, 2013 SAR002554 000FDGY 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 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 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 000FFXW Security Consulting 352-307-3005 Personal Protection 352-400-6986 NOW... MORE THAN EVER!! Classes Saturday or Sunday Call for appointment Classroom Facility With On-Site Shooting Range Protect yourself legally GUN CLASSES CONCEALED WEAPON PERMITS 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 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 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 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 000DTCQ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor Peace Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Rev. Terry L. McKee, Pastor Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 9:00 A.M Sunday Worship Service 10:00 A.M Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 A.M Wednesday potluck & Bible Study 6:30 PM 000EHXY The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com 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 Pastor tries to keep sanity in politically correct worldOUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 12 CHURCH NEWS Hart 60th anniversary Art and Marion Hart of Dunnellon celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 3.The couple wed July 3, 1953, in Biloxi, Miss. Their hometown is Lancaster, N.Y. Art is retired and Marion is a housewife. They have two daughters, Vicki Halleland of Fort Lauderdale, and Wendi Hart of Pompano Beach. The couple has three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Riverland News, Thursday, July 11, 2013 9 Suggestions for Serving SeafoodWith so many seafood choices it can be difficult to know how to pick the freshest catch. Here are some tips to ensure youre choosing the best at your next visit to the market or fish counter:Milk Does a Salmon Good Milk tenderizes salmon and removes any frostbite or fishy taste, so try defrosting salmon in a container of milk for a fresher flavor.Float On, Mussels Mussels love to float. If a mussel sinks to the bottom of a container filled with water, throw it away its a sign of a bad mollusk.R for Really Fresh Oysters taste best when they are harvested during colder weather. For a good rule of thumb, enjoy them during months with an R in the name, for example, September through April.In the Red Quality tuna should be deep red with no rainbow color ing, which is a sign of old fish. FAMILY FEATURES Few things better capture the feel of summer than the three Ss: sun, sand and, of course, seafood. Welcome the warm weather and embrace the fresh flavors of the sea with simple, yet deli cious, coastal-inspired dishes. Always a family favorite due to its versatility, seafood takes on a plethora of flavors from spicy to buttery and beyond. These Crispy Crab Cakes with Spicy Remoulade will make your mouth water with every savory crunch, while smooth, Creamy Risotto with Asparagus and Shrimp will richly impress even the pickiest of palates. A Perfect Pairing Any sea-inspired fare pairs perfectly with a crisp, dry white wine, such as the flavorful Albario from Martn Cdax. With origins span ning back to 12th century Spain, the flavorful Albario possesses tropical fruit aromas and bright citrus flavors. Also known as the Wine of the Sea, this wine is the perfect accompaniment to any seafood dish. Consider serving this winning combination at your next outdoor gathering or dinner party and youre sure to receive countless compliments. Whether youre looking for small bites or a heartier entre, eat seato-table this season and take advantage of what summer has to offer. For more information, please visit www.martincodax.com.Creamy Risotto with Asparagus and ShrimpYield: 4 servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 4 cups vegetable broth 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 large shallot, finely chopped 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup Arborio rice 1/2 cup Martn Cdax Albario wine 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat and cook shrimp, stirring occasionally. Remove shrimp once they are almost fully cooked. Bring vegetable broth to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer. Add cut asparagus to broth and cook for 2 minutes. With slotted spoon, remove asparagus and set aside with shrimp. In a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, cook shallots in butter until translucent. Stir in rice to coat the grains and cook for approxi mately 1 minute. Add in Martn Cdax Albario and stir until wine is absorbed by rice. Once absorbed, stir in vegetable broth 1/2 cup at a time. Note: each 1/2 cup must be absorbed completely before the next one is added. Continue to stir the risotto to keep it from sticking and repeat with remaining broth until all has been added. Stir in shrimp and asparagus and heat through. Add Parmesan cheese and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.Grilled Salmon with Hazelnut Butter Yield: 4 servings Hazelnut Butter: 3 tablespoons butter, softened 2 tablespoons finely chopped hazelnuts, toasted 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions 2 teaspoons lemon juice Salmon: 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 salmon fillets, each about 6 ounces Combine all ingredients for Hazelnut Butter in bowl; set aside. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of salmon. In a preheated grill pan, grill salmon, skin side up, for four minutes. Flip salmon, topping each fillet with 1 tablespoon of Hazelnut Butter. Cook for 4 min utes until salmon flakes easily with fork. Serve with sauted green beans.Crispy Crab Cakes with Spicy RemouladeYield: About 16 crab cakes Spicy Remoulade Sauce: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons capers, chopped 1 teaspoon coarse-ground mustard 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce Crab Cakes: 8 ounces lump crabmeat, drained and flaked 1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1 large egg 1 tablespoon grated horseradish 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup cracker crumbs 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Combine all ingredients for Spicy Remoulade Sauce into large bowl. Set aside. In large bowl, combine crabmeat, red bell pepper, egg, horseradish, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Fold in 1/4 cup of cracker crumbs. Form crab mixture into 2-inch cakes, about 1/2 inch thick. Dredge cakes in remaining cracker crumbs. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook crab cakes until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Serve with Spicy Remoulade Sauce.

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10 Riverland News, Thursday, July 11, 2013 ABOVE: Helen Messer, left, and Lisa Palmer smile as they mark off numers on their bingo cards. We come out just for some family fun, Messer said. And the money goes to some great causes. LEFT: A player stamps off numbers on multiple cards during a Bingo game. American Legion Post No. 58 hosts the games at 6 p.m. Thursdays, excluding holidays, throughout the year. BELOW: Players no longer use chips to mark numbers called, insteading favoring ink stampers that are availabe in multiple colors. ABOVE: Kathi Valentino, left, smiles as John Taylor raises her hand after Valentino won a round in bingo. BELOW: Numbered balls bounce around as a game waits to start during a recent Bingo session at American Legion Post No. 58. John Taylor, center, American Legion Post No. 58 commander, watches over Kathi Valentino, left, and Marie Charron during the American Legion Post No. 58s traditional Thursday night Bingo games. The Post hosts the games at 6 p.m. Thursdays, holidays excluded. Proceeds from the Bingo games help assist Post No. 58 pay to send representatives from Dunnellon High School to Boys State; make a donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon; contributions to the Veterans Fund as well as assist in making contributions to several other local charities. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News

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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. 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.Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St, Dunnellon is a drop-off point for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots drive as well as a drop-off location for food donations for Food 4 Kids Inc., which provides backpacks full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area.For information, call 465-3666.Watch-Clock Collectors meet once 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 SE 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 352527-0669 or Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924.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.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 SW Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For information, call 465-5807. Rainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a high-paced volunteer position that will assist visitors and the park. If you think you would like to start training to become a volunteer toll booth attendant, or other various positions, contact Nicky Aiken at Nicky.Aiken@dep.state.f l.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 application. If interested contact Joe at 522-0396 and make sure to leave your name and number. 12 Riverland News, Thursday, July 11, 2013 KEN HANDYHANDYMAN LLC Cabinets Counter Tops Drywall Painting Tile (352) 465-2631 License #L04000014330 HANDYMAN 000FH5N Call Darlene 352-489-2731 HOUSEHOLD SERVICES Changes of Life Home Services, Inc. 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Call Cindy 465-7763 Dunnellon/Rainbow Springs Reliable & References Dunnellon/Rainbow Springs Dunnellon/Rainbow Springs Reliable & References Reliable & References 000FAL8 COMPUTER REPAIR COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED Your home or business 7 days a week. Microsoft certified engineer. 30 years experience. PC Repairs/Upgrades Virus Removal Router/Network Setup New PC Installs Se habla espaol Tech Solutions of Ocala 207-4435 david@techsolutionsofocala.com 000F67P AIR CONDITIONING 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000F4FB CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES Granite Countertop Coatings Roof and Driveway Coatings Ranch & Farm Fences Wall & Ceiling Texture Gutter Cleaning Popcorn Ceiling Repairs PAUL GLENNS Complete Painting & Pressure Cleaning PAINTING 489-5098 Quality Work for Less Free Estimates 43 Years Experience 000F3YQ 352-465-6631 PAINTING Ferraros Painting Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing FREE ESTIMATES Repaint Specialist 000FFQ3 711178 DIAL-A-PRO RIVERLAND For Your Professional Needs... looking at me. How do you spell lady? The first three letters spell the word lad, and everybody knows a lad is a boy. It has been a long time since I have been this frustrated. For the life of me I do not intend to offend anybody if it all possible. I am just getting to the point where I am not sure it is going to be possible not to offend persons of the opposite gender. I finally came up with the word I thought would solve all my political correctness dilemma. And I threw it at her. I will just call them a person. I was proud of my accomplishment. Someone, no names will be mentioned, laughed hysterically at me while shaking her head. Buster, she said, you still dont get it, do you? The word person ends with the word son and everybody knows a son is a male child. I cannot call them women or woman or female or lady or person because somewhere in those words someone sees something masculine. I know what Ill do, I said to my wife with a smile dancing across my face, whenever I see someone of the opposite gender I will shout out loud and clear Hey, you. I think youre getting worse as you go along here, she said. You do know what the word hey begins with? I thought for a moment, sadly shaking my head, I looked at her and said, He? I will never arrive at any degree of political correctness, at least during my lifetime. And, I will never understand any one of the opposite gender, whatever you call them. I do take a little consolation in Gods Word. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee (Psalm 119:11 KJV). I do not have to be politically correct when I come to God because His Word is final.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. Puzzle answers on Page 3 PASTOR continued from page 8 COMMUNITY BRIEFS CERT training slated to begin Sept. 6 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office at 692 NW 30th Ave., Ocala. 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 life-threatening 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 352-812-0853. All applications must be in by Aug. 17. State park in need of volunteers Special to the Riverland News

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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 the street just before The Annie W. Johnson Center. The public is invited to come help, and give ideas to promote community improvement and safety. For more details, contact Randy Campbell at 465-7135 or email randolphcampbell@ bellsouth.net.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.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, email Nora Larsen at Nora_Larsen @dcf.state.fl.us.Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box tops and labels can be dropped off at the church office or put in the container in the church narthax. For information, call 489-5954.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.Riverland News, Thursday, July 11, 2013 13 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! 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Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 7/26/13 sale at 9:00 a.m. 2003 FORD VIN # 1FTRW08L73KB20990 1980 CHEV VIN # 1W19KAB460625 2006 DODGE VIN # 2B3KA53H56H247475 8/8/13 sale at 9:00 a.m. 2011 CHRYSLER VIN # 2C3CA5CG5BH536025 July 11, 2013 479-0711 RIV 07/31 sale PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: D & D TOWING OF OCALA gives Notice of 482-0718 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE 08/10 sale NOTICE OF SALE STOP&STORE LLC. DBAOUTBACK SELF STORAGE Public Sale Notice is hereby given that on August 10, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. the undersigned Stop & Store LLC. DBA Outback Self Storage will sell at public sale by competitive bidding, the personal property, stored with the undersigned Stop&Store LLC. DBA 483-0711 RIV 7/23 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 7/23/13 at 9:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL34475-5007, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1973 CHEVYVIN # 164671S204316 July 11, 2013 Outback Self Storage., 19545 West Hwy 40, Dunnellon FL. 34432. Tenants and units: Unit #A133 Jeff Spears, HHG Unit D411 Adam Carriero, HHG We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. July 11 & 18, 2013 Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 4125 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL34479-2427, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statues. D & D TOWING OF OCALA reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. Sale Date July 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM 1997 NISSAN VIN # JN1CA21D8VT852788 July 11, 2013 480-0711 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE #ORD2013-03 AMENDMENT TO THE REDLIGHT CAMERAORDINANCE The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITYOF DUNNELLON OF MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITYCODE, BYAMENDING AND UPDATING NUMEROUS SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 65, INTERSECTION SAFETY, FOR CONSISTENCY WITH STATE STATUTES; IMPLEMENTING CHAPTER 2013-160, LAWS OF FLORIDA(2013); AMENDING SECTION 65-1, INTENT; AMENDING SECTION 65-2, USE OF TRAFFIC INFRACTION DETECTORS; REPEALING SECTION 65-6, THIRTYDAYNOTICE; INTRODUCTORYPERIOD, AND ADOPTING NEW SECTION 65-6, NOTICE AND PROCEDURE; AMENDING SECTION 65-6A, IMPLEMENTATION OF GENERALLAW; AMENDING SECTION 65-7, REVIEW OF RECORDED IMAGES; AND AMENDING SECTION 65-11, VEHICLE OWNER AFFIDAVIT OF NON-RESPONSIBILITY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITYAND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Apublic hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on July 22, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive. COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITYHALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA34431, MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY8:00 A.M. UNTIL4:00 P.M. THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING ASPECIALACCOMMODATION ATTHIS HEARING BECAUSE OF ADISABILITYOR PHYSICALIMPAIRMENTSHOULD CONTACTTHE CITYCLERK AT(352) 465-8500 ATLEASTTHREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF APERSON DESIRES TO APPEALANYDECISION WITH RESPECTTO ANYMATTER CONSIDERED ATTHE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILLNEED ARECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAYNEED TO ENSURE THATAVERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONYAND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEALIS TO BE BASED. July 11, 2013 481-0711 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE #ORD2013-02 SPECIALMAGISTRATE PROCESS FOR RED LIGHT CAMERAVIOLATIONS The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITYOF DUNNELLON OF MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESIGNATING THE CITYS CODE ENFORCEMENT SPECIALMAGISTRATE AND CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD TO SERVE AS LOCALHEARING OFFICER PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 2013-160, LAWS OF FLORIDA(2013); AUTHORIZING THE CITYMANAGER TO UTILIZE CODE ENFORCEMENT STAFF TO IMPLEMENT CHAPTER 2013-160, LAWS OF FLORIDA(2013); AMENDING SUBDIVISION 2, SPECIALMAGISTRATE, OF DIVISION 2, CODE ENFORCEMENT, OF ARTICLE V, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, OF CHAPTER 2, ADMINISTRATION, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITYOF DUNNELLON, TO ADD NEW SECTION 2-202, RED ZONE TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS, PROVIDING FOR HEARINGS BEFORE THE SPECIALMAGISTRATE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITYAND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Apublic hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on July 22, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive. COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITYHALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA34431, MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY8:00 A.M. UNTIL4:00 P.M. THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING ASPECIALACCOMMODATION ATTHIS HEARING BECAUSE OF ADISABILITYOR PHYSICALIMPAIRMENTSHOULD CONTACTTHE CITYCLERK AT(352) 465-8500 ATLEASTTHREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF APERSON DESIRES TO APPEALANYDECISION WITH RESPECTTO ANYMATTER CONSIDERED ATTHE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILLNEED ARECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAYNEED TO ENSURE THATAVERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONYAND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEALIS TO BE BASED. July 11, 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 478-0718 RIVEstate of: Crawfis, Donald 20123CP 957(F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number.: 2013 CP 957(F) INRE: ESTATE OF DONALD L CRAWFIS a/k/a DONALD CRAWFIS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DONALD L. CRAWFIS a/k/a DONALD CRAWFIS, deceased, whose date of death was March 18, 2013, File Number 2013 CP 957 (F), is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD 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 11, 2013. Personal Representative:/s/CAROL LOUISE CRAWFIS Estate of DONALD L. CRAWFIS 8891-B S.W. 96th Lane, Ocala, Florida 34481 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ ROBERT J. REYNOLDS Esq. Florida Bar No.: 0021415 Primary E-Mail Address: brettandreynoldspa@gmail.com BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A., 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122 Ocala, Florida 34481 Telephone: (352) 854-4011 July 11 & 18, 2013 Todays New Ads Taurus MetalRecycling Best Prices for your cars or trucks also biggest U-Pull-It with thousands of vehicles offering lowest price for parts 352-637-2100 Lost Dog Sparky is a Tri Color Fox Hound Lost Saturday 1st, Vincity of Circle M Rd, & W. Oak Hill $100. Reward (727) 480-3219 (866) 597-2424 for animal control Advertise in newspapers across Florida One phone call puts your ad in 117 newspapers. 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meeting, which was slated to follow the workshop. Following the regular agenda, the City Council again discussed the issue of a city manager search. Both Councilwomen Lynne McAndrew and Penny Fleeger agreed with Collop that now was not the time to be launching a full-scale search for a city manager. We should hold where we are as far as staff is concerned, Fleeger said, praising the efforts of Eddie Esch, interim city manager. I would love to see him take the position permanently. I know he can be tough with the staff, but we need someone who can be tough. Now is not the time to be discussing this. Weve got some rough times ahead in the next week. Fleeger stressed the Council should wait until after the financial report is unveiled, which could possibly be as early as Monday, Esch told the Council. However, he said, no definitive date has been set. McAndrew and Collop agreed. Evans though was concerned about the timeline set forth in the city charter. Isnt there a caveat for that? Fleeger asked. City Clerk Dawn Bowne did verify for the Council that while the city charter does call for a new manager to be hired within 60 days of the completed employment period of the previous manager; the rule additionally stipulates the position can be filled as soon as practical. Carole Barice, the citys special legal counsel, did explain to the Council that does allow it to exercise caution. Right now, with your finances in question, its not practical to hire a new manager, she said. Evans, who had pushed for the search to begin, relented on his earlier request. He said he appreciates what Esch has accomplished thus far as well as his hard work and dedication. I think, and I apologize for swearing, but were damn lucky to have him in here right now, Evans said. I just want you to know youre doing great. I was just concerned we were having you doing too much. Evans then agreed with his colleagues that it was in the best interest of the Council to wait until it receives the financial report before moving forward with a search to fill the city manager position permanently. Esch said with workplace improvements put into place when he first came aboard, the extra duties are not a burden. Ive essentially been doing this for three years, he told the Council. Its certainly not a problem. I do appreciate your concern.Red-light camerasThe City Council approved the first readings of two new ordinances to continue the use of redlight cameras. However, it doesnt mean its official the red-light cameras will remain in place, because both ordinances must go through a public hearing and second reading. Both of which will occur at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, when the City Council convenes for its next regular Council meeting. The reason for the new adopted ordinances is because of changes made by state lawmakers during its most recent legislative session. The changes, which were signed into law June 12 by Gov. Rick Scott, states drivers will no longer face tickets at intersections with redlight cameras if they come to a complete stop before making a righthand turn. But that is just one of many changes lawmakers made to the growing use of red-light cameras by Florida cities and counties that Gov. Scott signed into law (H.B. 7125). The new law precludes motorists from being cited for a right turn violation if they stop, even if it is beyond the stop line. Another provision will increase the time motorists have to deal with the initial notice of violation from 30 days to 60 days. After that time, the violation becomes a more formal uniform traffic citation (UTC), carrying higher penalties, including a $264 fine as opposed to the initial $158 fine. However, motorists who contest their violations will no longer have to appear in court. Instead, the city must provide a special magistrate to preside over the hearing. The citys special magistrate, Denise Lyn, currently presides over code violations. She is paid $175 per hour when used. City officials said she would be paid the same rate to hear motorists who contest violations for redlight cameras. But Lyn recently submitted her resignation as the citys special magistrate, meaning staff will have to issue Requests for Qualifications for a new magistrate. Also an unknown is the additional costs the city will incur to host special hearings for those who choose to fight an infraction. I think its unwise of you to vote for this, Mary Ann Hilton said. You dont have a good handle on what the costs are going to be as far as time to city staff, how much extra American Traffic Solutions will charge for mailings and the number of people who might contest these. It just continues to create bad will and you really should look harder at the costs associated with this. The city did indicate it will increase the time of the yellow lights at each intersection a half second, Esch said. He also noted the city is looking into extending the time of red lights to prevent potential wrecks.Greenlight expenditureWith a substantial number of new customers registering for service with Greenlight Communications, the City Council voted 3-1, with McAndrew voting no, to spend $20,000 to hire an outside contractor to assist the current staff with customer installations. Am I the only one with cold feet on this? McAndrew asked. The money, Esch told the Council, is coming out of citys reserves. However, he did inform the Council he had discussed the issue with John Pierpont of Pierpont Consulting LLC. Both agreed additional customers could increase the value of Greenlight Communications if the city can find a buyer for the financially beleaguered fiber to the home program. Whats another $20,000 considering how far in the hole we are now, Collop quipped, drawing a few chuckles from the audience. Seriously, is it going to make a difference now? He agreed the additional customers could help increase the value of the system.14 Riverland News, Thursday, July 11, 2013 000F9PS HAPPY HOUR & DAILY DRINK SPECIALS $ 13.99 30 PC. SHRIMP DINNER EVERY TUESDAY NO COUPONS TWO FOR $ 20 10 OZ. NY STRIPS EVERY WEDNESDAY NO COUPONS 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. DUNNELLON DUNNELLON 547-4777 547-4777 ON THE RAINBOW RIVER 3821 NW HWY. 27 OCALA OCALA 237-1777 237-1777 OFF I-75 $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICH Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 7/31/13. $ 3 OFF Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon ANY TWO ENTRES Not valid with NY Strip Special, sandwiches or burgers. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 7/31/13. Hwy. 27 OCALA LOCATION ONLY Not valid with any other offers. 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