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Thursday, July 18, 2013 Vol 31 No. 38 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Rainbow Springs BMAP meetingThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection will host the initial Rainbow Springs and River BMAP meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the Dunnellon Public Library. An agenda and additional information will be provided. For information, email Terry J. Hansen, environmental consultant, at terry.hansen@ dep.state.fl.us.Chamber to host Casino NightsThe Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with American Legion Post No. 58, will host Casino Nights at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at the American Legion Post No. 58 at 10730 U.S. 41, north of Walmart. 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. Grand Prizes include: 32-inch flat screen TV, wrought iron patio set, allweather radio, emergency car kit, Mens and womens watches, glamour shawl, etc. 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 Dunnellon High School. The half-time entertainment will feature No Slack, a Motown Group from Tampa. Tickets are $10 each. For more information or donations, call Geri Davis at 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun at 465-8660. Pair charged with child abuse A mother and her son face multiple charges including child abuse after an altercation Saturday, which started at the BP Gas Station at U.S. 41 and State Road 40 and ended at the Rainbow Square Plaza, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report stated. According to the report, Loraine R. Alty, 46, and Tyler A. Brightman, 19, both of Dunnellon, were charged with simple battery, child abuse, filing a false report to a law enforcement officer and tampering with or fabricating evidence after physically striking a 17-year-old male. The report stated at 4:22 p.m. Saturday, Officer Adam Robinson was dispatched to Rainbow Square Plaza in reference to a disturbance that had occurred. Upon arrival, Robinson made contact with Alty and Brightman who told authorities they had been followed and battered by a car full of teens after an incident Loraine Alty Tyler Brightman Council will hear state of finances Report to be presentedFinancial crisis or recovery. The Dunnellon City Council will learn the financial fate of the city Monday night as to whether officials will have to declare a financial state of emergency with the state, or if it can recover from the fiscal disaster created by the start of the citys fiber to the home program, Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. Powell and Jones, the citys longtime accounting firm, will unveil its findings from a special financial review the City Council requested in May following the resignation of City Manager Lisa Algiere. The full report should be available publicly today or Friday. The City Council has asked Richard Powell to provide a complete report about the audit, not an abbreviated version. Were going to be as transparent as possible, Mayor Nathan Whitt said. We want everyone to know its their money, not ours. Thats the way I see it and thats the way were going to approach this. At the City Council workshop July 8, Vice Mayor Dennis Evans questioned if the report would show promises made that cannot be undone. As I understood, we were trying to look at JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsSusan Maher watches her shot from the fairway on the fifth hole at Rainbows End while her husband, Frank, also keeps track of the ball as the pair enjoyed an early round of golf on the course. Golf Digest recently ranked Rainbows End as the third best nine-hole municipal course in Florida. Mother, son face additional charges, report states See CHILD page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Rainbows End third best nine-hole course in state in Golf Digest rankings Dorothy once quipped, while clicking her Ruby Red Slippers three times, theres no place like home. For many who play golf at the end of the Rainbow, the ninehole municipal course is home. Their second home also got a major boost of recognition, earning the distinction of being the third best nine-hole course in the state by Golf Digest. I think its wonderful, said Don DeLaney, who owns and manages the course with his wife, Linda. I dont know how they determined the criteria or how we were selected, but it is great recognition. But for those who regularly swing their sticks at the regulation-sized, par 36 course, they already knew Rainbows End was a special oasis and many know the two key reasons for it: Don and Linda DeLaney. The DeLaneys took ownership of the course approximately four years ago, dedicating their time to not only improving the facilities and course, but also making it a welcoming, family friendly environment for players. When I come here, its like coming home, said Scott Law, who holds the course record with a 5-under 31. Theres no other way to describe it. Its like being at home. Law, who has played at Rainbows End for the past nine years, said under Don and Linda, the course and facilities have shown great improvement. In BRADLEY EASOM/Special to the Riverland NewsThe Lakhani family, from left, Brittany, Bobbie, Zulf and Brianna, reopened their B-Kwik Food Mart on May 17, 13 months to the day after a fire destroyed their longtime family business. Lakhanis back in business Thirteen months to the day after a fire ravaged the B-Kwik Food Mart in April 2012, the Lakhani family welcomed back customers, new and old. Now, two months after opening, life is slowly returning to normal for Zulf Lakhani, his wife, Bobbie, and their two daughters, Brittany and Brianna. It feels good to be back at work, be back in a routine, Zulf said Tuesday, July 9, as customers trickled in through the doors of the family-owned convenience store, purchasing fare from lottery tickets, beer, soda and snacks as a summer thunderstorm rolled through the area once again. There are still a lot of people who dont realize were open, or that we had reopened. Weve had a lot of folks come in and ask when we reopened. But life is good. The April 17, 2012, early morning blaze destroyed the building, but See LAKHANIS page 3 Family-owned convenience store reopened See FINANCES page 11 Dennis Evans questioned if the r eport would show illegal activity. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See GOLD page 2 Rafael Delvalle watches his tee shot from the sixth hole at Rainbows End while playing a round with visiting family members.
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 seminarSHINE 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: 10:30 to noon Monday, Aug. 26. Additionally, a SHINE representative will be available at the library from 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly to assist anyone with questions, concerns, and guidance with making their individual choices. City Beach passes now on saleThe city of Dunnellon is now selling City Beach Passes for the summer swiming season at Chaplin A. Dinkins III Memorial Park, commonly known as City Beach. A $10 pass covers up to three people for the season; a $20 pass covers up to 10 people. For information about the Beach Pass, call City Hall at 465-8500 or Public Services at 465-8590.Friends of the Library schedule 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. addition to the renovations, Law said, the DeLaneys have made it a priority to make everyone feel welcome, by hosting special events such as the Twilight Points League from spring through fall and the night golf tournaments during the summer months. Theyre wonderful, Law said. Don and Linda have done so much to make improvements to the course, but I think what most people come here for is the atmosphere and environment. Its a great course, and Don has really done a great job of taking care of it and making it better. Don and Linda are a great team, and I might get in trouble for saying this, but Linda is the best cook in Dunnellon. Her meals are outstanding. I think what makes Rainbows End so special is them, and they deserve the recognition they received and I hope it pays off for them. Ken Derleth, another local resident who has played regularly at the course for the past three years, agreed with Law. Its an enjoyable course, where you can have fun and relax and not feel pressured, he explained. And there are a lot of good people who come out here and its close to home. Its like home. Added Jack LeBarron: Thats exactly what it is. Everyone is a part of a family out here, and Don and Linda get a lot of credit for that. Everyone seems to know each other and youll see people of all ages out here playing together. Their one complaint? Sometimes the beer is too warm, they joked. Thats certainly another dimension regular players and visitors alike can hear: joking and laughter, between everyone, including the owners. We give Don a hard time, and he gives us a hard time too, said Randy McCoin, who plays in the Tuesday night Twilight Points Game as often as possible. But I think its part of what makes everyone feel so welcome. In addition to that, McCoin said, the DeLaneys make it a point to get to know their customer base. They know everyone by their first name, he said. Thats one thing that left an impression on me. My brother, Joe, used to come out and play here a lot with me. He hasnt been able to because he got married, but Don always asks about him. He always asks, Hows Joe? Hows married life treating him? And Linda, shes the same way. I remember being in the clubhouse and Linda was in the back and I was talking to Don and some others, and she bellows from the kitchen, Is that Randy? For her to know peoples voice, thats amazing. For Don DeLaney, what his customers say about the course as well as he and his wife, thats recognition enough. Will Golf Digests ranking mean additional customers? I dont know for sure, and yes, we hope it does, he explained. But knowing how much those who come here enjoy it that means a lot. And the DeLaneys pride themselves on providing a family atmosphere. Were not a big, private country club with all sorts of amenities, he said. So what else do we have to offer? 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did not harm the gas tanks which allowed the rebuilding process to move quicker though not as quick as Zulf Lakhani would have liked. Still, when the fire hit, his oldest daughter, Brittany, was about six weeks shy of graduating from Dunnellon High School and just a few months from moving to Gainesville, where she was enrolled to attend the University of Florida. We had a lot going on, so we took the summer to enjoy the time with our daughters, Zulf explained. Add to that, Brittany was heading off to college, we had a lot going on. Once Brittany safely adjusted to college and dorm life, Zulf and his wife, Bobbi, quickly went to work preparing to move forward with a rebuilding process of the 17-year-old family business. There were days when I felt like the construction wasnt moving as quickly as I thought it should, he said. Id come by, and thered be a full crew. The next day Id come by, and thered be two to three people. I guess thats how it goes in the construction business. Im certainly thankful for all of their hard work, they did a tremendous job. While the new store is slightly smaller, Zulf Lakhani said the space is more manageable and customer-friendly. In addition to the typical fountain drinks, theres a coffee station, slushy machine and a beer cave, which is a walk-in cooler. Its really a great setup, he said of the new store. And for a man whose confidence was shattered as he watched the fire rip through the old building, he said being back at work has given him something hes been missing for the past 13 months. My confidence level is growing on a daily basis, he said. Its great to see some of the familiar faces we had before the fire, and its nice to see the new faces coming in. A lot of folks are really excited to see we still own the store, because there were some questions people had after the fire. They were unsure if we had sold, or if we were even going to rebuild. Were back, and thats whats important. at the BP gas station. Both Alty and Brightman told Robinson a blue car backed out of a parking space and almost collided with their vehicle. However, after reviewing the video of the alleged incident, Robinson wrote the security footage showed there was no near collision and Alty and Brightman were the primary aggressors at the gas station. According to the report, the video showed the victims vehicle back out of a parking space while Alty and Brightman were 30 feet away. The video showed Brightman exiting Altys vehicle, removing his shirt and throwing his arms in the air in an attempt to engage the victim as they exited the parking lot while traveling south on U.S. 41. The video also showed Alty and Brightman returning to their vehicle and exiting the parking lot and traveling south on U.S. 41. Both Alty and Brightman told authorities they exited Walmart and were traveling through the Rainbow Square Plaza parking lot while being followed by a car full of teens. Both stated they stopped in the parking lot and they were confronted by the victim when the altercation occurred. The report stated both Alty and Brightman were physically attacked by the victim. Alty said several items located next to her vehicle were thrown outside when the victim punched her in the neck and then crawled into the car after Brightman. According to the report, Robinson reviewed the security camera footage from Sweetbay, when it was discovered both Alty and Brightman were the ones actively pursuing the victims vehicle. The footage showed the defendants forced the victim to stop their vehicle at which time both Alty and Brightman exited their vehicle. Brightman, the report stated, forced entry into the passenger door of the victims vehicle at which time Brightman struck the victim in the face with a closed fist. Robinson noted in his report the victim had visible swelling, bruising and bleeding to the left eye. The report noted both Alty and Brightman pulled the victim from the vehicle and continued to strike him until the other occupants of the vehicle exited the car and broke up the altercation by pulling the defendants off the victim and throwing them to the ground. The victim and his companions got back into their vehicle and left the scene. According to the report, the video then shows Alty and Brightman moving their vehicle into the place where the victims vehicle was located. This was done in an attempt to stage/ tamper with the scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement officers. The video, the report stated, showed Alty being instructed by her son where to park the car, in conjunction with the items scattered on the ground. After reviewing the video at Sweetbay and talking with witnesses, it was determined both Alty and Brightman provided false information about the incident. Both continued to tell authorities they were the victims of the altercation. 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CALL888-852-2340or352-563-5655 7a.m.to4p.m.MondaythroughFriday, or7to10a.m.Sundays ForInformationOnSubscriptions TOSUBMITNEWSITEMSEMAILTO: email@example.com NEWSDEADLINEISNOONFRIDAY. Newsitemsabouthappeningsatareachurchesandclubs,schooland sportingactivities,militarypromotions,announcementofbirths, anniversaries,engagements,weddings,firstand90+birthdays,and similarcommunitynewsitemsareacceptedforpublication.PERIODICALPOSTAGEPAIDATDUNNELLON,FL. SECONDCLASSPERMIT#681-730POSTMASTER:Sendaddresschangesto: RIVERLANDNEWS,20441E.PENNSYLVANIAAVE.,DUNNELLON,FL34432-6035 CHILD continued from page 1 S. Dunnellon resident faces drug charges A Dunnellon man on probation for the manufacture and sale of methamphetamines was arrested again Thursday on similar charges and violation of probation. Sean Patrick Kinney, 50, of East Scott Lane, is facing felony charges of manufacturing meth and violation of probation for admitting use of the meth. No bond was allowed for the probation violation, but the manufacturing charge had a $100,000 bond. Kinneys arrest was the beginning of a 24-hour arrest spree against meth manufacturers, according to the Citrus County Sheriffs Office. Five Hernando residents were nabbed Friday at a second location, 2949 Carl G. Rose Highway, and face charges ranging from the manufacture and sale of meth to possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia. Arrested in Fridays raid were: Roger Churchill, 27; Yahaira Acosta, 33; Douglas Sturtz, 32; David Whitley, 36; and Rachelle Baker, 48. According to CCSO, deputies also located a third meth lab site at 4209 E. Lake Park Drive, Hernando. Sheriffs office Tactical Impact Unit investigators accompanied child welfare workers to Kinneys home to check into allegations of drug activity in the home with a minor present. After getting permission to search the residence, investigators discovered a burn pile with telltale signs of discarded meth lab items: a burnt cold pack container, lithium battery casings and a plastic container with remnants of the actual binder from the onepot cook. Kinney was reportedly attending a probation meeting at the time. According to the arrest affidavit, Kinney was summoned to return home via telephone. A female resident of the home denied any knowledge of manufacturing activities, but admitted to being a frequent user of meth. She has not been arrested, but a 16year-old was removed from the home. When Kinney arrived, he reportedly agreed to speak with investigators and told them he had indeed manufactured meth on two or three occasions at the residence, but only when the minor child was not around. He also admitted to investigators that he has used meth about five times since being placed on probation in March. He could not provide a clear answer for where the Sudafed used in the meth manufacture came from. All those arrested were transported to the Citrus County Detention Facility.Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352-564-2925 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CCSO busts three meth labs in 24-hour span A.B. SIDIBE For the Riverland News Sean Kinney BRADLEY EASOM/Special to the Riverland NewsThe Lakhani family, center, hosted a grand-opening ceremony and ribbon cutting May 17 at their B-Kwik Food Mart, 13 months to the day after a fire destroyed their longtime family business. Solution to puzzle on Page 14 LAKHANIS continued from page 1
4 Riverland News, Thursday, July 18, 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 Caf will be missed by many local residentsDear Abigails: Thank you for providing Dunnellon with a lovely place to dine. Your ambiance was perfect and your food delicious. Im sure I am not alone when I say the ladies, and men, of our town will miss you. Your participation in the activities of Dunnellon will also be missed and were greatly appreciated. The very best to you in the future. H. Jean Bozak,DunnellonWhy the need for both a mayor and manager?Can someone please explain to me why a city the size of Dunnellon needs a city manager and a mayor? It would be far more cost effective to have a person with a strong financial background and management skills on the City Council. It also puzzles me how Ms. Algiere could have pulled the wool over the eyes of City Council members during her tenure without hard questions being asked. Marianne E. Rosenberg,Dunnellon Editors Note: The Dunnellon City Charter calls for a CouncilManager form of government. This changed more than 10 years ago. The Council is elected and tasked with giving the city manager direction and oversight.Business owner challenges letter writer to stick with factsFacts are important. Recently, I pointed out that Burt Eno was involved in the candidacies of council members going back to 2003. In his response, Mr. Eno points out he has only been involved in two candidacies since 2006. OK, does that mean then that their were other candidacies prior to 2006? What it does mean is that the facts I listed were true. Perhaps he protests too much. Why this upset him is puzzling, as he did not dispute these facts. For the record, I resigned my seat on the chamber of commerce in February, six months after Boomtown. I do not recall Mr. Eno as having ever served on the BOD of the Chamber. So it seems he has made a story up out of thin air. Outright fabrications might work with people who were not here five years ago, but not with me. Furthermore, I have served Removing cameras best for city We recently had my daughter, son-in-law and grandson staying with us for a couple of weeks. They were figuratively homeless, as sad as that sounds, but our casa quickly became their casa. I guess because our recent venture into purchasing a house went so smoothly, I just assumed everybodys experience was the same. But as it turns out thats not so much the case for everyone. For Mandy and Luke, the past two months have redefined Murphys Law. Now, Im not sure if thats because we had the pleasure of dealing with our local bank and a saint named Matt Brannen. We were honored to have the president of the bank closing our loan. Or it could have been their unfortunate choice to deal with a different financial institution, which shall remain nameless, but I will say they dont have a location in Dunnellon. Actually, theyve been house hunting for more than a year. Every time theyd find a house they both liked, something would go wrong. A couple of times they were outbid or the house had sold already. They were both getting frustrated when they found the perfect house. This house has the space, pantry and laundry room that Mandy was looking for and the big fenced in backyard Luke was looking for. They put a bid in months ago and then the nightmare began. They gathered all the paperwork that was required, but didnt get a definite response for 10 days. They had two inspections done, paid for an appraisal they knew nothing about in advance, faxed everything at least three times and then did a lot of sitting and waiting. I cannot tell you how many times Mandy called the processor and left messages only to not hear a word. Finally, with everything done and just days before closing, they found out there was a problem with the appraisal so they had to wait another whole week. Luke had taken the prior week off from work and then couldnt even start moving. Those poor kids. What should have been a happy, exciting time was not. Its very unfortunate when you have to deal with this kind of customer service. In the meantime, the closing on their existing home went through with no problem and they had to exit quickly with nowhere to go. We spent two days moving them out of their house and filled every spare inch of our house with food, furniture and clothes. There was a couch 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 GUEST COLUMN In the past two weeks,The Other Guycolumns in the Riverland News have criticized and belittled the efforts of the 250-member organization Rainbow River Conservation (RRC) and me, questioning what we have done to promote ecotourism and development in Dunnellon. First of all, our mission is to protect and preserve the Rainbow River and its environment. The mission of the City Council, the Chamber of Commerce, and the defunct Main Street organization was to promote smart growth that would capitalize on the unique attributes of Dunnellon.Unfortunately, those opportunities were squandered by the past administration of the city, now placing the city in jeopardy of bankruptcy. Nevertheless, as I have pointed out in several articles during the past few years, RRC has had a plan to protect the Rainbow River and promote ecotourism for Dunnellon. If the editor would do his homework, look at our website, attend our very informative meetings, read our newsletters, and talk to us, he would find that we have proposed many economically beneficial plans. Start with our 2006 Rainbow River Corridor Project that identified privately owned parcels along the river, which, if protected and preserved, would enhance the ecotourism experience. This project was submitted to the Florida Forever Program for possible acquisitions of property and was given an A rating. This resulted in a $3 million state grant, which allowed the purchase of the Blue Run Park property, a gift to the city. The advantage of this particular acquisition is its pending connection to the Withlacoochee Trail extension, bringing bikers and hikers right into Dunnellon. Our vision was to promote the passage of these tourists through the business district of the city, allowing them to connect with a continuation of the planned state trail along the old railroad bed at the north end of the city toward Chiefland. I was pleased to see a bike shop open in Dunnellon in response to this potential opportunity. RRC continued to promote and write grant applications for improvements to the Blue Run Park, resulting in alleviation of stormwater pollution and a new parking lot and river access. Additional state grant applications for picnic pavilions and restroom facilities were highly rated but Gov. Scott cut the funding for such programs.The fact that one of our members secured designation of the Rainbow River as a Great Editor should make it a point to be well informed Buying a home is not easy The Dunnellon City Council on Monday night will make one of two decisions: keep the red-light cameras, or discontinue the use of the muchmaligned get-quickrich-revenue-scheme of the past three years. Heres how its going to pan out. Powell and Jones, the firm tasked with providing an in-depth financial report of the quagmire the city is in, thanks in large part to Greenlight Dunnellon Communications, will shed light on the situation. The report will likely give a dire picture, as if we didnt already know it was bad. The City Council will hear this report before casting their votes regarding the future of the cameras. Most of the Council will defend their decision, citing the need for the almighty dollar because of the pickle most of them have put us into. Frankly, they point to the lack of information sharing by former City Manager Lisa Algiere as one of many reasons for our current fiscal mess. Honestly, they need to take a long look in the mirror before stepping foot through the doors at City Hall and realize they are just as much to blame, if not more. They took the information Algiere was pumping into their brains, and casting yes votes as if the rubber stamp was never going to run out of ink. At some point in time, with the public demanding for more openness and awareness, you could have stepped to the forefront and said no more. You chose not to, and for that, you should be equally accountable for the debacle we are currently mired in. And, we should add, it also means past Councils should be equally accountable for past decisions that put us on our current course of financial ruin. This isnt just one Councils doing, or just one past city managers actions. There have been plenty of other negative decisions made in the past six years, if not longer, that have led us to this point. Let your conscience be your guide as well as the needs of residents, visitors, tourists and businesses. If that doesnt give you goose bumps, it should. First, understand its the residents, visitors and tourists keeping our local Mom and Pop businesses afloat. Secondly, the businesses here are the No. 1 source of income generators. Not from a standpoint of property taxes, though we certainly See LETTERS page 5 See JERSEY page 6 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 6 See GUEST page 7 BURT ENO Special to the Riverland News
Boys & Girls Club Summer camp slatedThe Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon is now taking applications for its 2013 Summer Camp, which will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 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-and-GirlsClubs-of-Marion-CoDunnellon-Unit. Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box tops and labels can be dropped off at the office of the church or put in the container in the church narthax. For information, call 489-5954.Harmony Preschool registrations welcomeHarmony Preschool continues to welcome students for its Infant Class (6 months to 23 months) and 2to 4-year-old class. Harmony can now accept VPK Transfers. Harmony also accepts students enrolled in the School Readiness (Vouchers) Program. Harmony Preschool is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. To register your child(ren), stop by the preschool at 21501 W. State Road 40, the preschool is housed in the Education Building of the First United Methodist Church, or call 489-9552. on the East Pennsylvania Avenue streetscape advisory board for the past year. I didnt see Mr. Eno at any of these meetings. Perhaps that is because I tend to create rather than destroy. I see no reason to waste time attending meetings where the goals are to obstruct rather than build. I tend to spend more time arguing how we can rather than why we cannot. I was attempting to point out that past Councils have names and faces and that mismanagement is a vague terms that needs definition in order to understand how to move forward. Case in point, Mr. Eno cites acquiring $3.5 million to secure a park in Dunnellon. This is a great opportunity to understand just how Dunnellon got in the financial mess it is in. You see, while Mr. Eno believes this was a great thing, I simply see it as having taken 34 acres at the entryway into the city off the tax roles. The property Mr. Eno speaks of is also a part of the CRA taxing district, and strategically located where the bicycle trail is to come through as well as where the county tubers exit is. Now that would seem to me to be a great place to locate an environmentally conscious hotel or resort anchoring the ecotourism Mr. Eno claims to support. Unfortunately, it is now a walking trail generating no tax revenue. Here are some other facts. In 2003, property north of the Rainbow River Ranch was purchased from the Griffitts family. This purchase was sold to taxpayers as an avenue for developing ecotourism. It was to connect the state park with the Withlacoochee State Trail. Ten years later? No connection. No recreation. There are several other examples of this tactic. It seems one group views ecotourism as buying up strategic properties and taking them off the tax roles, further eliminating the ability to develop the commercial aspect of tourism and this is important. Balance is important. If we have all preservation and no taxable commercial, the plan is flawed. It is not smart growth or sustainable. It is unbalanced. Here are some more facts. The city of Crystal River recently conducted a study to profile its ecotourism income. It found that the county saw an influx of $86 million directly attributable to ecotourism with an additional $143 million in ripple effect dollars. This is expenditures in food, gas and other entertainment. The city itself saw an influx of $34 million from January to April 2013. The study specifically cites occupancy rates for commercial lodging. It is all well and good to use words like compromise. However, when it becomes apparent some people view compromise as do it my way or I will endlessly sue to get my way, then breakdown occurs and moving forward stops. For those who claim to support ecotourism, the ball is in your court. Please present a plan that includes the recommended zoning and locations for where the commercial infrastructure to support ecotourism is to exist. To the members of the RRC, be proud, it seems the leader you elected is more interested in fiction rather than fact. How anyone can expect that opposing viewpoints can come to a viable solution when one camp is bent on outright misinformation is beyond me. If members of the RRC continue to support a president who does not understand the relationship between taxable and nontaxable properties or those properties effects on a municipalitys fiscal position, we must assume it has motives other than smart growth. Once again, all preservation and no tourism-oriented commercial growth is, and has been, a recipe for disaster. It is the very mismanagement so often spoken of. If Dunnellon is to pull itself out of the position it is in it must stop this behavior. For clarification, I did take members of council to task recently and stand by my statement. When Council has sat in a leadership role for several years and publicly states: I had no idea what was going on. I was misled, then I am not sure what term should be used. Clueless seemed mild. I will point out I consider Penny Fleeger a friend, someone I have known and served on several advisory boards with for more than 20 years. Her integrity is not in question, nor is her desire for what she views as good for Dunnellon. I love you Penny, you know me, I call em as I see em. I always have. Jerry Vaughn,DunnellonBicycle trail could have great impact on cityI read with interest your dissertation regarding the years prior to your tenure here in Dunnellon. I agree that John Taylor is a good citizen and I feel honored to have him as a neighbor. Yet, I cannot help but think that when he stepped away from the leadership position a great opportunity was lost. Taylor could have moved from mere politician to statesman status had he successfully taken a mediator position. True, anyone living through that time would know that to be a tall order. I am not sure I would have done anything different from Taylors actions if I were placed in that situation. The sad reality is we suffered a leadership vacuum punctuated by a Council and manager that acted like a first-year college student with a brand-new Visa card. We can only hope the current council will see the light and listen to the citizens. Mayor Nathan Whitts election appears to be a step in the right direction. Ecotourism? Dont we already have a lot of that going on here but we end up being the parking lot and trash container for the county. Now, isnt that the same county that has siphoned our gas tax? They get the revenue and we get the refuse. Maybe we could replace the gas revenue with some help from their K.P. Hole cash cow. Harold Horne was working on changing the tube take out to an area just north of town that would leave the county facility by the bridge for kayaks and canoes. It would also reduce trespassing in the Blue Cove neighborhood by those who have been in the river too long. Finally, the bikeway across the Withlacoochee River is being built at the site of the old railway bridge. If we can complete the way through Blue Run Park, we can still have a nice trail into the city. A number of us sat through the engineering phase for East Pennsylvania Avenue giving our insights. Now that may not happen; however, as a frequent bicyclist I only travel on East Pennsylvania. when I am in a hurry or have a destination there. My preferred route from Camp Drive is around Palmetto Drive and up one of the lesser grades to The Granada and always with a stop at Chaplin Dinkins Park to enjoy the view. I believe most cyclists would prefer a scenic tour like that. Proper signage could be placed on The Granada alerting to businesses available on East Pennsylvania Avenue. If I pedaled into town for the first time, I would enjoy seeing nice homes and the view of two rivers. For a cycle tourist, it would be great to end the trail at the Historic Train Depot. Dan Lumsden,Dunnellon bicycle commuterLeaders need to focus on climate change I am concerned our country is not taking the lead on climate change in the world. I believe it is an economic cost issue, a national security and national health issue. Climate change is caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere like burning fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide traps energy from the sun and causes global average temperatures to rise with unpredictable and dangerous effects. The hottest 12 years in our Earths history have occurred in the past 15 years. The increase in heat waves, wildfires, droughts and severe storms has been well documented. Therefore, I think Congress should follow the presidents lead and take action to deal with climate change. We need incentives to speed the change from carbonbased fuels to solar, wind and other clean energy. A carbon tax should be considered carefully. Our future depends upon us doing the right thing for our childrens future. We cannot ignore or deny climate change any longer. Please encourage our leaders at the national, state and local levels to take climate change more seriously. 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Police collecting used cell phonesThe Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for victims of Domestic Violence. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violence shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique.DCF seeks volunteers for programThe Department of Children and Families in your community has been awarded a Food Stamp Participation Grant. DCF is looking for committed volunteers with computer experience to help our food stamp customers navigate the online application process. For information, call Nora Larsen at (352) 330-5517 or e-mail Nora_Larsen@ dcf.state.fl.us.Boys & Girls Clubs seek donationsMany Boys & Girls Clubs are benefiting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. People wishing to donate their cars or for information call 800-246-0493.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. For information, call 465-5807. shouldnt discount that fact. Dunnellons share of excise taxes, which is the equivalent of approximately $1.5 million of the citys budget, is based on sales. The more business these folks can generate, then perhaps city leaders can get a larger slice of pie in future years. Discouraging folks from shopping at many of our businesses takes away from excise taxes, which of course have been pledged to Greenlight. City leaders must find a way to solve that financially draining behemoth, and in the process quit robbing Peter to pay Paul. So when you cast your yay or nay vote Monday, remember, the majority of current sitting Council has an equal share of the blame for the current financial situation. Continuing to take us down the road of ill-advised decisions would demonstrate youre lack of foresight, but inability to listen to the masses whove asked you to take the cameras down and mail them back to Arizonabased American Traffic Solutions. Unfortunately, for most of the Council, their minds are made up and this plea will fall on deaf ears, or eyes, as the case is. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, July 18, 2013 ( 352 ) 465-650519140 E. 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You Deserve the Best! 000FFZJ bed in our garage and a microwave on our back porch. We couldnt open our side garage door and dont even ask me how we worked out the shower schedule on the days when we all had to leave at the same time. Then a week and a half later, we had to move it all over again into their new house, but not before a good cleaning and paint job. Im not sure who lived in the house prior to them, but the dining and living room walls were yellow with lime green baseboards. One bedroom was bright pink and one was turquoise. Quite unique, but it was not for us. Its always so much fun buying new furniture and figuring out what colors to use. Mandy picked out a nice light brown, like the color of hot chocolate. Once the carpets were steam cleaned it looked like a brand-new house. We worked well into the nights, sometimes until midnight. We celebrated my daughters birthday at the new house with paint brushes in our hands. It was a family affair with even the grandkids pitching in and helping. I was in charge of the food. Id send everybody out with a full belly and then hours later would bring them lunch. I also entertained my grandson when he got restless, and ran back and forth to the store as needed. At night, I had to figure out dinner. One night we threw ribs on the grill while we painted, and another night it was beef stew in the crockpot. Most nights we didnt eat until 9 oclock, but we always ate. Of course, it was fun having them at the house. My grandson said we were having a big sleep over. I think hes the only one that enjoyed it completely. We went in half with the in-laws and got the kids all new appliances for their kitchen. Then there was a trip to Walmart for new towels, sheets and shower curtains. Its so much work moving, but now they can sit back and enjoy their beautiful new home. Im proud of all the work we did getting them settled. In a few weeks, well have a house-warming party. Congratulations to Mandy, Luke and James. Heres to many happy years in your new home. OTHER continued from page 4 JERSEY continued from page 4 All-Star Tournament Champions Special to the Riverland NewsThe Dunnellon Major (11-12) Baseball All-Stars won the District 15 title against Crystal River. Dunnellon (6-0) will play Friday through Sunday in the sectional tournament in Keystone. Dunnellon manager Matt Kleckner loved what he saw. Fantastic job, Kleckner said. We owned it. Im proud of the boys. Our defense played great. We hit the ball up and down the lineup. Team members, front row from left, are: Patrick St. Jean, Jaron Cortese, Kenny Richardson and Connor Neal; back row, Timothy Greaves, Dylan Spinelli, Jonathan Santiago, Matthew Klecknew, Payton Sapp, Richard Fox, Gavin King and Roy Young. Coaches are Gene Kine, Matt Kleckner and Andy Santiago. Friends of the Library bookstore open 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. Special to the Riverland News COMMUNITY BRIEFS C A S I N O N I G H T 000FIAR Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce Presents Saturday, July 27 7:00pm American Legion Post 58 10730 U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon Join in, play, win prizes* 50/50 Drawing Door Prizes Play Black Jack, Craps, Texas Holdem, Roulette Tickets include Dinner, Refreshments and Playing Chips. $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Call 489-2320 for information or reserve your tickets *No real money or cash prizes are won during the event.
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, bathers 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. 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.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. Florida Birding Trail is very notable. One of the parcels included in our Rainbow River Corridor Project is the Rainbow River Ranch property. In 2007, Florida Forever money was set aside to purchase this property from Mr. (Jerry) Dodd. I worked closely with the Department of Environmental Protection and Mr. Dodd and his representatives on two major efforts in 2007 and 2008 to purchase all or part of his property and/or conservation easements along the riverfront. The objective of RRC and the state was to preserve the sensitive waterfront and its wildlife habitat while enhancing the tourist attraction. Unfortunately, even though full state appraisalwas offered to Mr. Dodd, he turned down all offers. The last RRC effort to acquire a piece of the Rainbow River Ranch property was an offer in 2010 to submit a proposal to the Florida Forever Program on behalf of the city to expand the Blue Run Park to include the 40 acres north of County Road 484 and west of Hendrix Drive for recreational fields and walking trails. The conceptual plan for this proposal accompanies this article. City Manager Lisa Algiere turned us down, apparently already having secretly derived the infamous Harris lawsuit settlement agreement. At this point, it appears that Mr. Dodd will proceed with some kind of development plan for his property, but what that will be is up to the court. Something the editor said in his July 4 The Other Guy column rings very false. He referred to the presently proposed Rainbow River Ranch development as a state-of-theart, cutting-edge development along the river to help the city, businesses and residents to capitalize on tourism. Nothing could be further from the truth. As I have indicated several times over, cutting down many trees and all of the understory along the river and building in conservation areas not only destroys the wildlife habitat, but it also discourages river users in their appreciation of the river. This discouragement of ecotourism does not help the businesses, the residentsor the city with their economic needs. Neither does the multimillion dollar commitments to the developer contained in the settlement agreement. The editors challenge that RRC has not presented a cutting edge, environmentally friendly development plan for the Rainbow River Ranch is ludicrous.It is not our obligation to derive a development plan. It is only our wish that any development plan presented would be in compliance with Dunnellons Comprehensive Plan and state law, giving us better assurance that the Rainbow River and the citizens pocketbooks would be protected. Hereafter, Mr. Editor, I would appreciate your doing your homework and refrain from slamming an organization that has done a lot of good for the community during the past 50 years.Burt Eno is president of Rainbow River Conservation Inc. Riverland News, Thursday, July 18, 2013 7 000F9FY Call us today to schedule your appointment. Space is limited! SALES & SERVICE FOR ALL MAKES & MODELS OF HEARING AIDS See and Hear The ReSound Alera For Yourself With a No Obligation In-Office Demonstration. Schedule Your Appointment Today. Supplies and Space Are Limited Sorry, No Rainchecks. ADDED BONUS Includes the ReSound Unite Wireless Accessories BRINGING YOU THE FUTURE IN ADVANCED HEARING AID TECHNOLOGY TODAY! SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY SALES EVENT H eld E xclusively at HEARING WORK S BUY 1 GET ONE FREE NOW THROUGH JULY 31ST SAVE THOUSANDS! LIMITED SUPPLY 000FF6O GUESTcontinued from page 4 COMMUNITY BRIEFS
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. 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.Lutheran church schedules VBSJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will host Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon July 22 to July 26. Children 5 years old through fifth grade are welcome. The theme this year is Gods Backyard Bible Camp. Registration is open from 8:30 to 4 p.m. starting July 1 at the church office, which is at 7045 SW 83rd Place, Ocala For information call Joan Greve, the VBS coordinator, at 3048711 or the church office at 854-4509, ext. 221.Beth Israel changes service timesCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala now hosts regular Shabbat evening services at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays 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. Our country, so it seems, runs on choice. The more choices we have the better we like it. Most people in America pride themselves on the ability to make their own choices. Freedom of Choice, is the cry you hear all around our country these days. Yet, most people do not have the freedom of choice they think they have. Somebody is influencing the choices they make without them realizing they are being influenced. That is called marketing. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were watching television the other night, trying to watch a favorite TV program. Finally, from an end of the room that was not my end, came an exasperated sigh. I tried to ignore it, but you know how that works. The exasperation seemed to accelerate and I knew that if I did not acknowledge it in some way, well, I think you know what would happen. It was in the middle of some commercials and so I turned to her and said, Whats got you in such pain tonight? At her age I did not know if there was some medical something or other going on. These commercials, she moaned so painfully, I cant stand all these commercials! I must say I was a little bummed out about all the commercials myself. I think every one-hour program is devoted to 30 minutes of commercials. Most of those commercials are for things I have no interest in. Or, they are played at a very inappropriate time. It never fails if we are having our supper while watching television there are 79 commercials for diarrhea. Is this really a major problem in our country today? Getting back to my wife and the commercials, I responded as cheerfully as I could, Well, my dear, somebody has to pay for our television viewing privilege. I felt a cold yet burning stare in my direction. Cant they run those lousy commercials when Im not watching TV? Someone once said that silence is Golden and right then I cultivated a golden moment. Commercials are a way in which manufacturing companies influence our choices. Every product has 100 different companies marketing the same product. I have not done too much research but the little I have done I discovered that the same company makes the same product but sells it under a different name. There are two categories of products. There is the name brand, which cost a fortune. Then there is the generic brand, which is only a fraction of what the name brand costs. It is the8 Riverland News, Thursday, July 18, 2013 SAR002554 000FHGL 000FDH2 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 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 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: email@example.com 000F8RY 11371 N. Williams St. Suite 1 Dunnellon (352) 465-1188 11371 N. Williams St. 11371 N. Williams St. Suite 1 Dunnellon Suite 1 Dunnellon (352) 465-1188 (352) 465-1188 FREE CUT With Color Come in and meet our Professional Stylists: Terry, Tabitha, Lori, Debbie & Ron Happy 4th of July to All Our Patrons and Futur e Clients! Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . 4:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000EHXG Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name 000EHWM 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 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Jean H. Desir, Pastor 000EHWZ Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Pastor R.D. Hess (352) 489-1788 Sunday (Nursery & Childrens Church Provided) Wednesday AWANA 6:30 PM Youth Group 6:30 PM Bible Study 7:00 PM 8 1 / 2 Miles North of Dunnellon Off of Highway 41, Left at Church Sign on SW 5 th Place 000EHYC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Apple fritter: the fruit of my choiceOUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 9 Engagement Teresa and Richard Lembke of Dunnellon announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Leigh Alexander, to Michael Frederick Daly, son of Patricia and Frederick Daly of Dunnellon. The couple met at Dunnellon High School, where they graduated in 2002. The future bride graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and is currently pursuing her masters degree. She is employed by the Department of Defense at U.S. Central Command. The future groom is a U.S. Army veteran and served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 1st Ranger Battalion. He is selfemployed and owns and operates his own business in the security industry. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in entrepreneurship. The couple resides in Tampa. A March 2014 wedding is planned in St. Augustine. CHURCH NEWS COMMUNITY NEWS
same product, made by the same company, but advertised by different venues. This is where choice comes in. Some people choose the high-priced product because they think it is better. Some of us choose the low-price product because we know better. One night as we were watching television, it seemed most of the commercials had to do with dieting of some kind. There were high calorie diets, low-carb diets and diet that really did not make sense to me. Watching all of those dieting commercials, I did not see one that I would die for. Every one of those commercials assumes everybody watching wants to lose 297 pounds. Personally, I have lost the same 5 pounds for over 30 years. I lose 5 pounds and then by golly, three weeks later I find those 5 pounds, at least they recognize me. Anybody can lose weight; it is all a matter of choice. Personally, I do not plan to lose any sleep because I cannot lose weight. I think it is going to be rather funny if when we go to heaven everybody is fat. Wouldnt that be something? We plummet ourselves almost to death trying to lose weight and get to heaven and everybody is fat. It all boils down to choice. It all boils down to the fact that most people think they are making their own choices. Those of us who are on the husband side of the marital equation know we do not make our own choices. Our choices are made for us by our better half. Why do you think we get married? My wife is a great one for fruit and vegetables. Every day of our life is fruit and vegetables. To mix things up a little bit one day it will be vegetables and fruit. She prepares the fruit and then invites me to make a choice. I am sure she did not see all of this in any television commercial; at least I hope she hasnt. She is proud of the display of fruit choices she has for me. She is also concerned about my diet. Much more than I am. I do not think my diet is so important that both of us should be concerned about it. If she chooses to be concerned about my diet, that is her choice. I choose to be a little more cavalier when it comes to dieting. Actually, and do not tell her I said this, but my fruit of choice is the humble apple fritter. It has everything my heart desires and a few things my body desires, too. I like what David said, Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart (Psalms 37:4 KJV). It is all a matter of choice, that is, making the right choice.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866-552-2543 or email email@example.com. His website is www. jamessnyder ministries.com. Riverland News, Thursday, July 18, 2013 9 Name __________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________ State _______________ Zip __________ Phone ____________________ Email __________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill Me Sign up online Promo Code: CRAZY Clip, complete and mail to: Expires 7/31/13. In-County Only 6-Month Subscription $ 12 $ 12 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 Call 352-489-2731 www.riverlandnews.com 000FCSR We had to tie up the boss to give you this deal! Hurry before he gets away! The Only Pet Store In Town Chicken Soup Merrick Taste Of The Wild AvoDerm Bil Jac Deli Fresh Canidae Natural Balance Blue Buffalo Pinnacle Honest Kitchen Fromm PET FOODS *If We Dont Carry Your Brand, Special Orders Are Available Every Week 20372 E Pennsylvania Ave., Ste. G, DunnellonSat. 9-5, Sun. 11-4 Mon. Fri. 9-6(352) 465-1515 Your One Stop Shop For All Your Pets Needs VOTED BEST GROOMINGGrooming 7 Days A WeekDog & Cat Nutritionist On Staff Thundershirts All Natural Pet Foods and Supplies Bagged and Bulk Bird Seed Tropical and Pond Fish Mice, Rats and Other Little Critters MONTHLY LOW COST PET VACCINATION CLINIC 000FDAN 000F5RE PASTOR continued from page 8 Legion presents colors at Tampa Bay Rays game ABOVE, RIGHT: The American Legion Post No. 58 Color Guard, consisting of Eric Persons, Captain of the Honor Guard; Larry Jones, Ralph Guckenburger and Thomas DesRosiers, presented the colors Saturday, July 13, at the Tampa Bay Rays game against the Houston Astros at Tropicana Field. BELOW: Persons poses for a picture next to an antique Anheuser Busch Budweiser delivery truck at the stadium.Special to the Riverland News WE WANT YOUR NEWSThe Riverland News seeks community news announcmenets such as first birthdays, births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries. To submit news, email Editor Jeff Bryan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos must be highresolution images. Print photos can be scanned at our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
10 Riverland News, Thursday, July 18, 2013 ABOVE: Florida Sheriff Youth Ranch campers listen to details about how to properly enter a canoe before embarking on their boating adventure on the Rainbow River. LEFT: Emily Vaughn, 8, makes her way back to the dock at the swimming area of the headsprings. BELOW: A handful of campers from Florida Sheriff Youth Ranch carry a canoe to the launch area as they prepare to depart on their boating adventure on the Rainbow River. ABOVE: Five-year-old Josiah Vera carries a flotation device to the swimming area for his baby sister as he and his family enjoyed a day at Rainbow Springs State Park. BELOW: Patricia Martz, a volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon, sprints toward the swimming area of the headsprings at Rainbow Springs State Park with snorkeling gear in hand. Damion Stephen, left, Trey Shell, Deja Burns and Macie DeWitz, summer campers with the Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon, leap into the headsprings at Rainbow Springs State Park as summer campers and counselors enjoyed the cool waters of the Rainbow River as temperatures soared into the 90s. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News Springing into summer fun
Greenlight and see how, for the lack of a better word, entangled into and within other organizations or matters of the city of Dunnellon. And you were going to try to, quote, untie or sever those things. Are you getting close to being able to do that? Eddie Esch, interim city manager, said the lone agreement the city cannot back out of is the pledged excise taxes connected to the $7.3 million in bonds secured through Regions Bank in Orlando. We cannot untangle the pledges made to the bonds, he explained. Unless, for some reason, the bank would have some its not going to happen. Thats really all of the collateral they have. Basically, all of our excise taxes are whats pledged to the bond. The revenue from the red-light cameras is identified as a revenue source for the city in the lease agreement, but its not been pledged as a specific pledge they could come after. Evans, hesitant to address the situation, asked if the report would uncover truths to rumors about embezzlement or misappropriation of funds. In this audit, are you going to be able to determine whether or not theres any validity to any of those accusations? he asked. Because thats all that they are right now (are accusations). Even though hes been involved with Greenlight for the past two-plus years, Esch said he was never involved in the financial side of it. Ive heard a lot of rumors, some I even felt were possible, he said, noting its not a complete audit, but a review. I believe it will not show any kind of illegal activity. I dont believe youre going to find any to be honest with you. I think there have been some, maybe, misallocated or monies moved into departments where they necessarily shouldnt have been moved from an operational standpoint that makes sense. I dont think youre going to find anything that is actually illegal. Evans said one could call that bad management, but that isnt illegal. I think there is a big difference, Esch responded, noting the checks and balances system the city has in place, which would flag that type of activity, no matter what level it was occurring on would have been flagged. I think there are some pretty solid checks and balances as far as any kind of embezzlement or anything else. I think youre just going to find bad allocations, bad strategies that backfired. Although they are really bad, thats probably going to be the worst of it. Had there been any items red flagged, Esch said, he is certain those items would have been brought to the citys attention sooner. I think if they feel theres anything in there thats an issue, or a problem, theyll certainly bring it to our attention, Esch said. Weve certainly asked them to. Weve asked them to look as deep as they can possibly look. Im very confident, at this point, if theres anything out of line, they would have come to us earlier. I dont think youre going to find any serious smoking guns, except for bad management, bad decisions, bad choices and bad allocations. The City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Dunnellon City Hall.Riverland News, Thursday, July 18, 2013 11 Call Darlene 352-489-2731 Call Darlene 352-489-2731 L EE S P RESSURE W ASHING L OW W ATER U SAGE 489-6786 Licensed & Insured PRESSURE CLEANING Quality Work For Low Prices! No Pressure Roof Cleaning! Painting Metal Scrap Pickup 000EZNI 000EPT6 DUNNELLON MARION CITRUS 489-3917 Licensed & Insured #CAC1813249 Specializing In System Change-outs We Service All Brands Maintenance Agreements Comfort Club Discounts 24 Hour Emergency Service BBB RATING A+ GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 795 $ 795 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 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These children need someone who will speak up for them, and the Guardian ad Litem program is seeking volunteers. A GAL is a volunteer appointed by the court to advocate for a child. The volunteer works as part of a team with a volunteer supervisor and program attorney. 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. 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. Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St, Dunnellon is a drop-off point for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots drive as well as a dropoff location for food donations for Food 4 Kids Inc., which provides backpacks full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area. For information, call 465-3666.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. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 4898021.Watch-Clock Collectors meet one-time 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 352-527-0669 or Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924.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.Living healthy workshops offeredLocal health professionals will offer workshops that empower individuals to take control of their chronic illness. The workshop series takes place once a week, for two and a half hours, for six weeks. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Created by Stanford University, the seminars cover the following: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; and, how to evaluate new treatments. Class size is limited to 16 people. The first class is 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center at 3231 SW 34th Ave., Ocala. For information, call 352-854-5230. COMMUNITY BRIEFS Special to the Riverland News
12 Riverland News, Thursday, July 18, 2013 FAMIL Y FEA TUR ES Flavors from sout h of the border are al ways a crowd favorite. Theyre also a quick, easy way to get dinner on the table i n a hurry Celebrity chef Aarn Snchez shares his favorite week night recipes, which use easy flavorful ingre dients to get families out of the kitchen and at the table in record time. As a chef with a young family I love creating deli cious dishes that are quick and easy to prepare, Snchez said. My new Ortega recipes bring that flavor and simpli city together Enjoy To find more great recipes, visit www.ortega.com.Fundido Fiesta FlatsServings: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes 1 pound ground beef 1 1.25-ounce package Ortega Taco Seasoning Mixor40%Less SodiumTaco Seasoning Mix 1/2 cup water 6 ounces American cheese, cubed 1 16-ounce jar Ortega Salsa, any variety 12 Ortega Fiesta Flats Taco Shells Chopped fresh cilantro Brown beef in large skillet over medium-high heat; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened. Meanwhile, combine cheese and one cup salsa in a micro wave-safe bowl. Cook on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds, until smooth. Evenly spoon meat mixture into Fiesta Flats and top with cheese mixture. Top with addi tional salsa and sprinkle with cilantro. If desired, also top with Ortega Taco Sauce and Diced Green Chiles. Chicken Taco CasseroleServings: 6 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes 12 Ortega yellow corn or white corn taco shells 3 cups shredded cooked chicken 8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese 2 cups chicken stock 1 1.25-ounce package Ortega 40% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix 1 16 ounce container sour cream 1 16 ounce jar Ortega Salsa, any variety Juice of 1 lime Preheat oven to 350F. Break taco shells into large chips. Combine taco chips, chicken, cheese, stock and taco seasoning in large mix ing bowl. Spread mixture in 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Top with 1 1/2 cups sour cream; pour salsa over sour cream. Bake for 25 min utes, or until hot and bubbling. Meanwhile, stir lime juice into remaining sour cream. Remove casserole from oven, drizzle sour cream and lime mixture over top and serve at once.Mexican LasagnaServings: 8 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 1 1.25-ounce package Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix 1/2 cup water, divided 1 16-ounce can Ortega Refried Beans 9 Ortega Flour Soft Tortillas 2 10-ounce cans Ortega Mild Red Enchilada Sauce 1 16-ounce jar Ortega Thick and Chunky Salsa 8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 350F. Heat vegetable oil in large skillet over medium heat and cook onion and garlic for 4 min utes or until softened. Add ground beef and cook for 4 minutes or until browned. Stir in taco seasoning and 1/4 cup water. Cook for 2 minutes or until sauce thickens. Heat refried beans in microwave or small saucepan and stir in remaining 1/4 cup water to thin slightly. Cut one tortilla in half and fit cut ends at either end of a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Arrange two tortillas, slightly overlapping, to cover the bottom. Layer 1/3 refried beans, 1/3 meat mixture and 1 can enchilada sauce. Repeat to make a second layer. Repeat to make a third layer using salsa instead of enchilada sauce. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 20 min utes or until lasagna is bubbling and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. If desired, top servings with sour cream and diced green onion.Mini-Meatball Fiesta FlatsServings: 4 Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes 4 Ortega Taco Shells, any variety 1/2 pound ground pork 1/2 1.25-ounce package Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix or 40% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 10-ounce can Ortega Mild Red Enchilada Sauce 1/4 cup water 2 ripe avocados 1 1-ounce package Ortega Guacamole Seasoning Mix 12 Ortega Fiesta Flats Taco Shells Shredded lettuce Place taco shells in food processor and pulse until coarse crumbs form. (Or place in resealable plastic bag and crush.) Combine crumbs, pork and taco seasoning in mixing bowl. Form mixture into small meatballs, about 1/2 inch in diameter. Heat oil in large skillet and brown meat balls lightly, in batches if necessary, about 5 min utes per batch, turning frequently. Return meatballs to skillet and add enchilada sauce and water. Bring to boil over high heat; reduce heat and simmer gently for 15 to 20 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked. Meanwhile, mash avocados and stir in guacamole seasoning mix. Let rest in the refrigerator according to package instructions. Toserve,spoonmeatballsandsauceintoFiestaFlats. Topeachwithshreddedlettuceandguacamole.Ifdesired, alsotopwithOrtegaTacoSauceandDicedGreenChiles. Chef Aarn Snchez Chicken Taco Casserole Mini-Meatball Fiesta Flats Mexican Lasagna Fundido Fiesta Flats
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WILLISTON Imagine leaving your job, your family, your friends and then your home country with only 42 pounds of personal items that will last you an entire year to travel to a foreign country without a real itinerary. Thats exactly what Rainer Pycior and Marion Ferres did and their adventure recently brought them through Williston as they travel across the country in search of America and food. From Cologne, Germany, the couple set out on a years journey to cross the country and pick up snippets of American culture, coupled with recipes that will eventually be a series of books. I like to cook, Pycior said. Im actually an upper level cook. During one of my visits to the states, a woman I call Aunt Rita, who was from Texas living in Fresno, Calif., made me biscuits and gravy from scratch. That instance, combined with what he calls the Germans ignorance about American cuisine, led to him deciding to educate his fellow countrymen. American cooking doesnt get the recognition it deserves, he said. Most opinions about America are formulated from television and film, Pycior said, and, therefore, most Germans think Americans only eat hamburgers and hot dogs. The first leg of the journey will cover 15 states, he said, and along the way the couple hopes to not only collect mouth-watering recipes, but also background stories and memories associated with food. I want it to be about regular folks and their culture, he said, not restaurants and chefs. After their year in the states is done, they will return to Germany to compile the stories and recipes theyve collected. Once complete, they will again return to cover more states and meet more people. All told, more than three years will go into the project a book he will title America the Beautiful: Culinary Adventures. If all goes as planned, Pycior said, theres also a possibility that German television could option their adventures for local programming. We really want to capture the essence of every state, said Pycior, a retired machine engineer. Each leg of their journey is no more than 250 miles from another, Pycior said. There are no set time frames for how long they will spend in each town. As long as people with stories and recipes come forward, theyll linger, he said. Even though Williston is now a memory in their traveling minds, they know the people here know people everywhere and theyre hoping for contacts in the days and months ahead. If someone knows a great cook and storyteller in Texas, Pycior said, let us know and that will be a stop for us. The same holds true for most of the southern United States and Hawaii, where they will be in September. Other destinations will include the West Coast of California, Oregon and Washington and maybe a few mountain states, but the couple knows they have to start the journey back before winter sets in. In the meantime, theyre enjoying life on the road and meeting new people. Were like Easy Rider, but in a motor home. We really want to meet and get to know the typical American, or atypical, he joked. Anyone wanting to connect with the couple for either themselves or people you may know who can help them in their endeavor may call them at 772-501-1336 or email email@example.com. Pycior and Ferres are also active on social media, especially Twitter and Tumblr, where you can follow them at cookacrossusa. Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results from July 9: Winners: 1. Gordon Quigley, 4,580; 2. Carol Fitterman, 4,510; 3. Brian Norris, 4,160; 4. Debby Rodriguez, 4,010. Slams: Bob Fitterman and Luise Pellett, 6 C, and Carol Fitterman and Jean Bozak, 6 C made 7. Results from July 2: Winners: 1. Ruth Brucker, 6,610; 2. Millie Morales, 4,900; 3. Carol Fitterman, 4,660. Slams: Millie Morales and Ruth Brucker, 6 NT made 7, and Billie Barnes & Ruth Brucker 6 D made 7.14 Riverland News, Thursday, July 18, 2013 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. 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However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 484-0718 RIV 07/24/13 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating the Administrative Committees monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. July 18, 2013 486-0718 RIV 8/5/13 sale date PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Tow Pros Of Ocala gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 8/5/13 at 8:00 am at 1914 N. Magnolia Ave Ocala, FL 34475, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Tow Pros of Ocala reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2001 FORD VIN # 2FMZA52421BA71147 1996 ACURAVIN # JH4KA9655TC007198 July 18, 2013 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 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 4890718 RIV 7/30 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 7/30/13 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. 1998 CADILLAC VIN# 1G6KD54Y4WU808155 July 18, 2013 488-0718 RIV 08/01 Sale Dates NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. gives Notice of foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) onat 10:00 A.M. 1635 NE 32nd Ave, Ocala, FL 34470 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids SALE 08/01/13 10:00 AM 1989 HONDAPRELUDE 2.0SI/S VIN# JHMBA4135KC009542 July 18, 2013 490-0718 RIV 7/31 Sale Date NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s)at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2002 JAGUAR VIN# SAJDA01P22GM27900 July 18, 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 487-0725 RIV Estate of Bailey, Margot 2013-CP-0637 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTYFLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-0637 Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF MARGOTA. BAILEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALLPERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINSTTHE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of MARGOTA. BAILEY, deceased, File Number 2013-CP-0637, by the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Ave., Ocala, FL34475; that the decedents date of death was December 27, 2012; that the total value of the estate (less exempt property) is less than $27,000 and that the name and address of the persons to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Ronald Bailey a/k/a Reinhard Bailey, 13490 SE 110th Place, Dunnellon, FL34431 Barbara Campbell, 4969 Heceta Beach Road, Florence, OR 97439 ALLINTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALLCLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOTSO FILED WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYOTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of first publication of this Notice is July 18, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/Ronald Bailey a/k/a Reinhard Bailey 13490 SE 110th Place, Dunnellon, Florida 34431 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/LORENZO RAMUNNO, Esq. Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM, PA 7500 SW 61 Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 www.ramunnolawfirm.com E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary E-Mail: ramunnolaw email@example.com July 18 & 25, 2013 ELITE ROOFING Excellence in Roofing! EliteRoofing Inc.com Lic# Ccc1327656 /Ins. ***352-639-1024*** Primary E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A., 8810 S.W. 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Apply in Person 1624 N Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River Monday to Friday 8am -5pm Newspaper carriers are independent contractors, not employees of the Citrus County Chronicle SINGLE COPY ROUTES AVAILABLEThis is a great opportunity to own your own business. Unlimited potential for the right person to manage a route of newspaper racks and stores. come to 1624 Meadowcrest Blvd. and fill out an application Premium Metal Roofing, Manufacturer Direct! 8 Metal Roof profiles in 40+ colors Superior customer service, same day pick-up, fast delivery! 1-888-779-4270 or visit www.gulfcoast supply.com BRING YOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent includes grass cutting and your water 1 bedroom, 1 bath@$350 inc H20. 2 bedroom, 1 bath @$450 inc H20 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 800-747-4283 For Details! 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16 Riverland News, Thursday, July 18, 2013 CRYSTAL AUTOMOTIVE GROUP MAKES HISTORY ONCE AGAIN Crystal Automotive Group is once again making automobile sales history This time, Crystal is offering to pay customers payments until 2014 and pay the customers interest for the length of the loan. When asked how Crystal Automotive Group could make this happen, Director of Operations, Justin Lamb explained that Now is the best time in history to buy a new vehicle. At Crystal, we decided this offer would entice the public. With this opportunity, it is easy for every customer to buy a new or used car, because everybody would love a dealership to pay their car payments and interest, allowing them to enjoy a beautiful vehicle without payment obligation until 2014. With our company paying the interest for the entire length of the loan, its obvious that you will be making a wise financial decision. Every customer buying a new or used vehicle has the opportunity to qualify for this program. Banks and finance companies working with Crystal have relaxed both credit and income requirements for the duration of this sales event. There are more than 800 vehicles to choose from and there is no doubt that there is a new or used vehicle that will fill any customers transportation needs. Ted Nipper, Crystals Director of Finance claims, This program is very easy to qualify for. It is our goal to ensure that every customer qualifies. The only requirement is to be able to to finance the vehicle for 5 years at no more than a 2.99% interest rate. Most models that we have in stock will qualify for this program. Crystal Automotive Group is the largest automotive group on the Nature Coast, consistently selling more cars and trucks than any other dealer in the area. Its our volume that allows us to make deals like this for our customers, stated Lamb. If youre in the market to buy a new or used vehicle, you need to take advantage of this history making of fer as soon as possible. This is a limited time offer. Do not hesitate to get the new or used vehicle youve always wanted. Today is the day! Everyone knows that at Crystal, Steve Lamb has been chopping prices for years. Now, hes not only chopping the prices, but chopping away payments until 2014 along with interest for the entire length of the loan! exclaimed Lamb. Crystal has Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealerships in Inverness on Hwy 44, Homosassa on Hwy 19 and Brooksville on State Road 50; along with a Chevrolet and Nissan dealership in Homosassa on Hwy 19 as well. There is a hotline set up for customers to call and get more information-(800) 584-8755 ext. 2014. PAID ADVER TISEMENT Crystal Automotive Group Homosassa, FL