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Thursday, July 25, 2013 Vol 31 No. 39 75 cents Event set for SaturdayWhether you want to double down or go all in, the one constant the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce is hoping for at its inaugural Casino Night is certain. We want everyone to have a great time, said Beverly Leisure, the executive director of the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, about the event, which kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post No. 58 Hall. We want everyone to really enjoy themselves, enjoy the festivities. Everyone is going to walk away a winner. The American Legion Post No. 58 has been a staunch supporter of the event, providing its facility free of charge. In addition to the support from Post No. 58, the Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will provide the game tables for Blackjack and Texas Hold Em and other assortments of Vegas-style games that will be offered during the night. The Legion has been awesome, Leisure said. When we pitched the idea to them, they just jumped at the chance. Theyre really excited about it and about being a part of it. While the Chamber hopes to benefit from the event, Leisure said, this is an event that isnt about raising major funds to help with operational costs. This is about bringing the community together for a great time, she explained. Its an opportunity to Casino Night slated ATS to be notified The Dunnellon City Council on Monday night put the brakes on the use of red-light cameras, directing staff to terminate the contract with American Traffic Solutions. Despite the need for revenue in light of the current financial woes plaguing the city, the Council voted 4-1 against adopting a pair of ordinances to continue using the muchmalign ed and oft-criticized devices. Councilwoman Lynne McAndrew cast the lone yes vote to continue using the devices. Vice Mayor Dennis Evans, who had championed the continued use of the devices, let his colleagues know he would not be in favor of keeping the red-light cameras when he made the motion to have Ordinance 2013-03 be read by title only. I do believe they make it safer for people on the streets, he said in explaining his change of mind. It doesnt seem to me that it would prevent an accident. If theres someone out there who is going to run it, theyre going to run it Council cancels camera contract City in financial boondoggle The city is in financial peril, and must sell its fiber to the home program immediately. The news came as little surprise Monday night to officials and residents as Richard Powell of Powell & Jones CPA told the Dunnellon City Council. Powell unveiled his companys findings, which took almost two months to complete, to a packed house at City Hall. More than 60 residents, both from the city and Rainbow Springs, came out in force to hear the news. The study revealed what most had already known Greenlight Dunnellon Communications is failing, and continuing to maintain the system would put it in even more financial jeopardy come November when it must pay Regions Bank more than $1 million in bond obligations. Its not surprising, but its shocking, Mayor Nathan Whitt said about the findings. The city must now notify Eddie Esch John Pierpont Getting a leg up Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsKrystalyn Dugan, middle, a longtime resident of Dunnellon and graduate of Dunnellon High School, is a performer in Busch Gardens Kinetix show. The show starts at 9 p.m. nightly at the Tampa-based theme park. Admission to the show is free with paid admission to the park. Local teen competes in statewide pageant Amanda Barney is more comfortable in shorts, a tank top and flip-flops while baiting her own hook and casting a line than she is in an evening gown, heels and makeup. Still, that didnt mean the 16-year-old wavered at the opportunity to compete in the National American Miss Florida Teen, her first-ever foray into beauty pageant competition. The soon-to-be Dunnellon High School junior vied for the title alongside 182 teenagers from across the state of Florida. But before she could do that, she had to be chosen as a state finalist. You learn a lot about yourself when you go out of your comfort zone, she said. Considering this was my first pageant and my first time doing anything like this since Im an outdoorsy kind of girl. I met several new people along the way even a new contact for doing another pageant, which I am not quite sure if Ill be doing it yet. To be chosen as a finalist, she had to go through an orientation, fill out a resume and answer sample interview questions. From there, a panel selected those young women who would move onto the final round of competition, Thirteen might be considered an unlucky number, but for 2012 Dunnellon High School graduate Krystalyn Dugan, 13 might just prove to be a breakout number. The 19-year-old is in her 13th year of dancing, having started when she was 7 years old. Her interest in dance originated from her desire to pursue a career in ice skating, but growing up in Florida, Dugan realized that might be a tall task. I soon realized that I lived in Florida and there werent any rinks around, she said, noting she began dancing at Victorias School of Dance in 2001 when the studio opened its doors here. I loved the environment and kindness Miss Shalyn and Miss Vicky gave to each of their students. About the age of 12, she started to become more involved with the studio taking more classes, joining its competition team and its winter productions. My favorite part about dancing is being able to put on a show for people and performing. I love to take on fun characters and be a different person for an hour. After graduating from Dunnellon High, Dugan stayed with the studio and her family until she landed a job doing what she loves best Local resident performs at Tampas Busch Gardens See LEG page 10 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See CASINO page 7 Barney participates in Miss Florida Teen event See PAGEANT page 7 A makeup artist preps Amanda Barney for the National American Miss Florida Teen contest recently in Orlando.Special to the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See CAMERA page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Officials: Sell Greenlight Communication immediately See FINANCIAL page 9 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Dennis Evans Erik Collop JEFF BRYAN Riverland News


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.Friends of the Library schedule August saleThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will have a Summer Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3, in the meeting room at the Dunnellon Public Library. A bag of books will be $3 while Saturday will feature a half price sale on everything in stock. The Dunnellon Public Library is at 20351 Robinson Road. For information, call 438-2520.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 halftime entertainment will feature No Slack, a Motown Group from Tampa. Tickets are $10 each. For information or donations, call Geri Davis at 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun at 4658660. Jobless rate tops 8 percentOCALA Workforce Connections regional jobless rate was 8.2 percent in June, up 0.4 percent from May. There were 17,134 unemployed out of a labor force of 208,401. That rate is down 2.0 percentage points compared to June 2012. At the same time, the Ocala/Marion County metropolitan statistical area posted a 2.5 percent job growth rate, the second highest in the state, adding 2,300 new nonagricultural jobs. It led the state with the highest growth rate in financial activities and tied the Gainesville metro area with the highest rate in education and health services employment. Workforce Connection CEO Rusty Skinner said the unemployment rate increase over the month was not unexpected and reflects end-of-school year actions related to education-support personnel something that is experienced statewide in all 67 counties. Weve seen this trend historically for the month of June in good times and in bad, Skinner said, pointing to the same pattern every year not only since 2010 but more than a decade ago when the regional unemployment rate was 3.7 percent. Rates start climbing in June but by September or October return to or drop below the preslump rate. I was hoping we might not see that, but these numbers are not seasonally adjusted and school districts and other employers shut down over the summer months, he said. For a number of months, weve showed positive movement, this is one of those months weve seen some retrenchment. What happens in September will be key for the long term. The June 2013 unemployment rates, released recently by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, were 8.2 percent for Marion County, an increase of 0.4 percent over the month; 8.3 percent for Citrus County, up 0.3 percentage points; and also 8.3 percent in Levy County, an increase of 0.5 percentage points. Local rates are not seasonally adjusted. Floridas unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, is 7.1 percent and the national rate is 7.6 percent. Rebecca Rust, DEOs chief economist, emphasized that the local rates are not seasonally adjusted and are up acrossthe-state in the summer due to declines in education, agriculture and tourism employment. You need to look at the rates over the year, that shows cyclical improvement, Rust said. Across the region, the labor force contracted by 1,252 to 208,401 and there were 17,134 unemployed, an increase over the month of 683 but down 4,149 since June 2012. Heres the break down for each county: Marion Countys labor force shrank by 936 to 134,679, the number of employed decreased by 1,387 to 123,653 and those without jobs rose by 451 to 11,026, which is 2,830 fewer unemployed than June 2012 when the rate was 10.3 percent. Citrus Countys labor force decreased by 181 to 55,474, the number of employed fell by 333 to 52,721, while those without jobs increased by 152 to 4,753. The unemployment rate in June 2012 was 10.7 percent when there were 5,786 unemployed. Levy Countys labor force decreased by 135 to 16,248, those with jobs dropped by 215 to 14,893 and the number of unemployed increased by 80 to 1,355 which is down 286 over the year when the unemployment rate was 10.1 percent. In the past year, unemployment dropped in all 67 of Floridas counties; over the month the rates rose in all 67 counties. Citrus Countys rate fell from 12th highest to 15th, Levy County remained 13th and Marion Countys rank fell from 14th to 17th highest. The Ocala MSA dropped from the fifth to sixth highest unemployment rate among Floridas metro areas. Total nonagricultural employment was 93,000 up 2,300 jobs over the year. The Ocala metro area had the second highest job-growth rate in the state at 2.5 percent, after six consecutive months of posting the highest rate. The Ocala MSA also led all metro areas for the highest growth rate in financial activities (4.9 percent) and tied with Gainesville education and health services employment (+5.6 percent). For information, visit www.WorkforceConnectionFL.com or call 800434-JOBS, ext. 1234. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, July 25, 2013 Call Kristy 607-731-0543 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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The Marion County Sheriffs Office presented Rep. Dennis Baxley with the Legislative Champion Award at a recent ceremony at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 NW 30th Ave., Ocala. Rep. Baxley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, listened to the concerns of the Florida Sheriffs and consistently supported law enforcement and corrections. His staunch advocacy for the sheriffs enabled lawmakers to pass much needed legislation, such as combating attacks from sovereign citizens, fixing duplicative abuse reporting with other law enforcement agencies, and protecting law enforcement officers families by exempting their names from public record. It is always a privilege to work with the Florida Sheriffs as we sort out the best public policy for the public safety of all Floridians, Rep. Baxley said. We owe a great debt of gratitude to those who put themselves in harms way to keep us safe. The Florida Sheriffs Association has identified Florida legislators who gave critical support to Floridas Sheriffs for bills we supported, as well as who worked through bills of concern and helped us to defeat those bills that are just not good for Florida. Representative Baxley is certainly a friend to law enforcement as he continues to support many law enforcement-related issues, Sheriff Chris Blair said. He is a dedicated family man as well as a community leader. He serves his community with pride and integrity by always standing tall on the tough issues. The Marion County Sheriffs Office and Marion County should be proud to have him representing us in Tallahassee. We congratulate him on his accomplishments for a job well done. Special to the Riverland News Special to the Riverland News COMMUNITY NEWS


The Dunnellon Police Department was awarded first place in the 2012 DUI Challenge and received an eagle trophy along with $15,000 to be used toward traffic safety equipment Friday, July 19, at the 2013 Florida Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Ceremony in Orlando. The event is hosted by the Florida Department of Transportation, and the challenge is split into different categories depending on agency size. In addition to the first-place award for 2012 DUI Challenge, the local law enforcement agency was also awarded first place in the 2012 Law Enforcement Challenge and received its second eagle trophy and an additional $15,000 for traffic safety equipment. This much needed equipment will aid officers during traffic crash, impaired drivers and public awareness programs. Chief Joanne Black, Lt. Sue Webb and Officers Adam Robinson and Mike Anger attended the event. The Florida Law Enforcement Challenge rewards the best overall traffic safety programs in Florida. The areas of concentration include efforts to enforce laws and educate the public about occupant protection, impaired driving, and other areas of traffic safety. Departments submit an application that documents their agencys efforts and effectiveness in these areas. The Florida DUI Challenge Initiative rewards law enforcement agencies that dedicate a significant level of resources to impaired driving enforcement, awareness and training. The goal of this program is to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes, fatalities, and injuries that occur in Florida by increasing DUI enforcement and public awareness of the states alcoholrelated crash problem. The Florida Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) Program is a grant funded program which is sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The goal of the LEL program is to reduce traffic related fatalities and injuries by working with law enforcement agencies across the state to boost safety belt use, reduce drunk driving and encourage traffic safety. regardless of the fine. I think theyve caused a lot of resentment. Publicly, a lot of folks are against them, and there are very few in favor of them. Councilman Erik Collop agreed. He admitted he was originally in favor of retaining the devices for the revenue, but after speaking to business owners and citizens, he changed his mind. Its not something a tourist-friendly town wants, he said, noting hes personally received five tickets. It pisses me off every time Ive gotten one. I do believe in safety, but from a business standpoint, its not friendly and its not welcoming. We want people to come here, to visit our town, to love our city. This isnt how we do that. McAndrew, the lone council member in favor of retaining the devices, said shes seen the difference they make in calming the traffic. It is a safety and revenue issue, she said. We cannot afford to lose the revenue. Mayor Nathan Whitt said removing the cameras was a conscious decision for him. I wont disagree about the safety issue, he said. But as a business owner, when I have tourists who have been here to visit and they call me to tell me they arent coming back because they got a ticket. Its a business killer, not just for me, but many others. The need for the new ordinances came about because of new laws state lawmakers approved during the 2013 legislative session, which Gov. Rick Scott signed into effect June 12. The ordinances had to be adopted by every county or city using them by July 1. Because the city did not have the new ordinances in place by July 1, red-light camera violations could not be issued until it passed. According to the legislation, drivers would no longer face tickets at intersections with red-light cameras if they come to a complete stop before making a right-hand turn. But that was just one of many changes lawmakers made to the growing use of red-light cameras by Florida cities and counties that the governor signed into law (H.B. 7125). The new law precluded motorists from being cited for a right turn violation if they stop, even if it is beyond the stop line. Another provision increased the time motorists have to deal with the initial notice of violation from 30 days to 60 days. After that time, the violation becomes a more formal uniform traffic citation (UTC), carrying higher penalties, including a $264 fine as opposed to the initial $158 fine. However, motorists who contested their violations would no longer have to appear in court. Instead, the city would have had to provide a special magistrate to preside over the hearing. The extra costs to the city were uncertain, but projected revenue would have been approximately $380,000 had the city approved continued use of the devices, provided by Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions. The city will not have to pay a penalty to ATS, because officials were allowed to opt out of the contract after three years. The Council instructed Eddie Esch, interim city manager, and staff to notify the company the city would no longer be using the devices. Riverland News, Thursday, July 25, 2013 3 NEW PATIENTS & WALK-INS WELCOME Taking Care Of Our Patients Since 1992 Bellam Medical Clinic Rajendra P. Bellam MD Board Certified Internal Medicine Internal & General Medicine Crystal Van Leeuwen, ARNP-C EKG, Lab, Pap Test Done MEDICARE, MEDICAID & MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED www.BellamMedical.com 000F72S Monday-Friday 447-3031 41 N. Inglis Ave., Inglis Monday-Saturday (352) 465-1199 11011 N. 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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. 000FIIH Solution to puzzle on Page 5 CAMERA continued from page 1 Agency wins two awards Special to the Riverland NewsChief Joanne Black, left, Officers Mike Anger and Adam Robinson and Lt. Sue Webb proudly show off the two eagles the agency won Friday at the 2013 Florida Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Ceremony in Orlando. Along with the awards, the police department was awarded $30,000. DPD honored at law enforcement challenge In addition to the Eagle awards it won, the Dunnellon Police Department brought home $30,000. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, July 25, 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 Best plan for property is proposed developmentI feel the best plan for the Rainbow River Ranch property is what they have requested. Mr. (Jerry) Dodd and his group have always tried to work with the city. Some of the council members have been disagreeable at every turn. We need the taxes that the development would bring. As I mentioned before, an expert told the Council that cows cause more pollution than the homes would. I would hope we could sell Greenlight Communications. We have such a terrible debt. I was a member of Main Street and was encouraged to volunteer by Ellie Rex, who was one of the board members and she worked so hard for Main Street and our city. Thanks Ellie. Miriam Lapham,DunnellonCity leaders need to look at ecotourism as solutionSince I opened my business going on six years ago, it has become such a shame the direction this city has gone in. I opened my bike shop because I could foresee the potential ecotourism growth this city has. It has been anything but. During the past few years, I have sat in on meetings listening to proposals drawn up by the engineering firm KimleyHorn & Associates as well as meetings with Harold Horne. These meetings proposed making our town a more attractive one, with new consistent signage, bike paths, connecting sidewalks and nice crosswalks. The Pennsylvania Avenue beautification project I think is now scrapped because we are all but bankrupt. Instead, we have deterred growth and tourism by installing the negative red-light cameras, surcharged utility rates for some and higher taxes. I must agree with some previous letters: we need smart growth. We can do this and still have a beautiful Rainbow River. We should give people the impression we want them here, welcome them to relocate here, not discourage it. This town could be beautiful. Instead, as you ride down some of our streets you see abandoned buildings that need to be painted or just torn down, Not so fast on bonuses, DEP Want a fun filled, inexpensive day out with the whole family? I am going to suggest an hours drive north to Fort White, where, just north of the town, is a crystal clear river called Ichetucknee Springs. Im sure many of you are familiar with it. The river flows 6 miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it merges into the Sante Fe River. Tubing or floating down, as we call it, is the primary activity in the area, but they also have snorkeling and hiking. Picnic areas, equipped with tables and grills, are available throughout the park. As you already know I love the Rainbow River. While floating down our crystal-clear Dunnellon paradise you can people-watch and enjoy the architectural beauty of homes, old and new. You are also graced by boats of all sizes all around you. However, the Itch offers a totally different experience. Fort White is Florida at its finest. In 1972, the headspring of the river was declared a National Natural Landmark. Whitetailed deer, raccoons, wild turkeys, ducks, otter and blue herons can be seen frequently as you float. It is a calm, peaceful, shady adventure into nature. There are no homes, buildings or structures to be seen. Also, the river is much narrower, so it flows quicker. You move swiftly with no fear of other vessels getting in your way as only tubers are allowed in that area. A full-service concession offers food, refreshments and outdoor products, but that is the only building in sight. You actually rent the tubes from a private vendor before entering the park. A tram will take you to your destination where youll choose which route you wish to take, the longest being about 3 hours. The water temperature remains the same as the Rainbow, 72 degrees all year long. But since most of the springs is covered by trees and shade it turns into a much cooler float. This experience was introduced to me many years ago by my older brother, Dominic. While he was attending the University of Florida in the mid1970s, he and a bunch of his buddies used to spend many weekends there. Shortly after that, one Memorial Day, while employed at the Tampa Tribune, he suggested to some coworkers that they make the trip. He also contacted his old crowd from college to join them. Soon, it became an annual event. He extended the invitation to me and my gang, along 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. OTHER VOICES LETTERS JERSEY GIRL GUEST COLUMN At age 65, and once you have worked and obtained 40 earnings credit quarters (approximately 10 years), you become eligible for premium-free Medicare Part A hospital coverage. If you chose to begin receiving Social Security benefits before age 65, then you will automatically receive your Medicare ID Card about three months before your 65th birthday. If you have waited for full retirement age to apply for Social Security benefits, then you will need to contact the Social Security Administration and apply for a Medicare ID Card about three months before your 65th birthday. You can easily complete this process by phone or online at www.socialsecurity.gov. Its a good idea to take a look at this website. You might be surprised what you can accomplish from the comfort of your home or office. When your Medicare ID Card arrives, it will state Part A (Hospital Coverage) and Part B (Medical Coverage), with an effective date for each type of insurance coverage. If you already have alternate medical coverage through your or your spouses employer, then you may not need Part B (Medical Coverage) at this time. If this is the case, you can simply return the entire Medicare ID Card to the Social Security Administration and request a new Medicare ID Card with just Part A (Hospital Coverage). Be sure to double-check with your Social Security benefits administrator to make sure that you do not have to take Part B when you turn 65. In 2013, Part B coverage has a monthly premium cost of $104.90. That premium amount can change, and even increase, because it is based upon your income. You are eligible to enroll three months before and up to three months after your birth month. Please note that there is a penalty for not enrolling once you are eligible. There are so many variables and exceptions to the rules and regulations of Medicare, that it will greatly benefit you to contact a SHINE counselor once you receive your Medicare ID Card (Florida Elder Helpline at 800-963-5337). Medicare Part D (Prescription Coverage) also has a penalty if you do not enroll during the same time frame required for Part B, even if you are not currently taking any prescriptions. However, if you already have creditable drug insurance coverage, you may wait until you or your spouse stop working, at which time you then have 63 days to choose and enroll in a drug plan without a penalty. If you ever move out of the insurance coverage area of a Medicare Advantage Plan or Part D drug plan, you also have a special enrollment period. Call the Florida Elder Helpline at 800-963-5337 if you have questions regarding Medicare, are experiencing problems with your insurance coverage or to schedule a SHINE presentation for your group so you will be well equipped for Medicares Open Enrollment Period, which is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Carol Clark is a SHINE counselor. Special Medicare enrollment periods available for retirees Family gets Itch, trip sparks memories Reaping $8.8 million in savings over the past year from program revisions and staff reductions, Floridas Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently asked for and received approval from the states 14-member Legislative Budget Committee to use $571,961 of those savings for employee bonuses. Based on performance criteria of customer feedback and how quickly the permitting process is completed, the bonuses, ranging from $722 to $6,000, will go to 269 employees of the departments nearly 1,600-member regulatory program. The DEPs performance criteria for the bonuses even though the bonuses in question will be awarded for permit decisions already made is flawed because it sends the message that speed is more important than scrutiny. Given human nature, emphasizing speed as the standard rather than scrutiny will undoubtedly influence future permit decisions by suggesting to employees that they limit the scope and circumspection of the permitting process at the expense of the departments core mission of protecting the environment. Following Gov. Rick Scotts elimination of the Department of Community Affairs which reviewed large development plans and legislation passed in 2011 and reduced the permit review time from 90 to 60 days, rewarding employees for speeding up the permitting process particularly sends the wrong message. While efficiency is certainly an appropriate goal for the DEP, the desire to expedite bureaucracy must be balanced with the departments core mission of protecting Floridas natural resources. By utilizing flawed criteria, both the DEP and Legislative Budget Commission have apparently lost sight of the departments charge to protect, conserve and manage the states natural resources, as well as enforce its environmental laws. Given the states earlier steps backward on environmental policy, Floridians should be especially concerned that the very agency responsible for protecting our states natural resources has opted to reward employees for sacrificing in-depth review in favor of speed. See LETTERS page 5 See JERSEY page 5 Audrey Beem CAROL CLARK Special to the Riverland News


with cousins and extended family. On several occasions, there were 20 or more of us that partook in the fun adventure. Splashing, dunking, joking and loud bursts of excitement are a must. I dont know many who didnt enjoy the experience and look forward to it every year. My daughters and I enjoyed this Memorial Day ritual many times. On their first venture, they were in elementary school and now they can enjoy the same pleasures with their children. My parents have even made the trip with us a few times. My mother doesnt swim, but she stayed at the picnic area one year and made chili for us to enjoy when we got back. My father wasnt so lucky. One year he flipped off his tube and every time he tried to get back up his bathing suit came down. We had a good laugh about that one. Its amazing that when my brother started this tradition he was a college student. Alas, after more than 20 years it had to stop when he got married and moved to Iowa. Since he was here visiting recently, we decided to go up there for old times sake. This time he was able to enjoy it with his offspring. He was pleasantly surprised to find that nothing had changed and modern times had not ruined the natural beauty. In fact, the only change he did notice was the black inner tubes are now gone. Theyve been replaced by colorful ones in every shape and size. Im happy to report we didnt see any snakes or gators, but I think we saw every species of spider imaginable, and the mullet were plentiful. I have no idea why they jump out of the water that way, but it sure is a sight to behold. Ill have to look that one up on the Internet. Tradition has it that on the way home you have to stop for ice cream so, of course, we had to follow through. After the drive, the float and the food we were all more than ready for a nap when we got home. My brother says Ichetucknee Springs is Florida the way it was meant to be, full of nature, wildlife, marsh and shrubs. Were hoping to make this an annual event once again and carry on the Memorial Day tradition. a hodgepodge of signs and flags. Is there any code enforcement? Have any of our Council members visited Mount Dora, Winter Garden or areas along the Pinellas Trail and seen what true ecotourism can do? Do they realize that there is zero vacancy in the business areas along the Pinellas Trail? We could have this here. We have the cycling trails, existing and forthcoming. We have the Rainbow and Withlacoochee rivers for kayaking and fishing; great golf at Juliette Falls, and congratulations to Rainbows End for its recent award. It is time for our City Council to promote and beautify this town, and live within its budget. It will all work out. Grant Chance,Blue Run BicyclesResidents will need to pay their shareYour Other Guy note on red-light cameras does fit the general feeling I get from talking with neighbors and friends. However, I am not ready to see traffic go back to the way it was before the devices were installed. There was a general disregard for the yellow light whether it was 2, 3 or 4 seconds. Intersections were a free for all that as a bike rider scared me too often. During the discussion prior to their installation I brought to the council the solution used by Everett, Washington in the 1970s mainly to allow the lights to remain red in both directions for 2 full seconds on a change. The idea was blown off by the council but then if your idea was not the same as the council in those days you were blowing smoke. I am well aware that the cameras have impacted the business district. If they are voted out there needs to be a lot of publicity about that and also there will need to be enforcement how about the late Chief Jacksons idea of motorcycle officers to handle that part of traffic enforcement? OK, here is where I get very unpopular: is it time for the residents to kick in? What about an annual license plate tax on motor vehicles or even on all license plates. If it were $50 per my 2 cars and 2 trailers would be $200. Looking back to 2006 if the $200 tax for vehicles were added to my 2012 city taxes it still would not come up to what we paid in the John Taylor era. Basically, I am saying we as residents need to pay our share and not lean on schemes like red light cameras and 25 percent add-ons to nonresident water bills. It is time to stop relying on the Other Guy? Dan Lumsden,DunnellonLegion honored to host Casino NightWe are extremely pleased that, during these dog days of summer, Dunnellons Chamber of Commerce has taken the lead in creating more social events for the residents of the surrounding Dunnellon Community. At 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Casino Night, hosted by the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce, will be at Wall Rives Post No. 58 American Legion Hall. We at Post 58 are pleased that we could help by offering our Hall for this event. On behalf of Post No. 58 Legionnaires, we would like to see a great community turnout, and if successful, there can and will be more social functions planned for the residents of our community. Lets return to those days of when Dunnellon was a happy, social community. Lets get together and share some stories, and have great fun while playing Black Jack, Craps, Texas Hold Em and Roulette for many great prizes. The Chamber has assured us it will be an outstanding event. Come one, come all for barbecue dinner and wild and crazy Vegas-like games, have an evening of great fun, and enjoy being with your friends and neighbors. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall at 10730 U.S. 41, just north of Walmart. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and include a barbecue dinner, refreshments and playing chips. For information or to reserve tickets, call 489-2320. Lets all come and make this a great memorable event! John L. 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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 pm Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center at 3231 SW 34th Ave., Ocala. For information, call 352-854-5230. 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.Church to offer new youth Sunday schoolJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will open its doors in September to bring to the community a comprehensive Sunday School with a classroom that will captivate prekindergarten, ages 3 to 4, up to sixth-graders with key stories from the Old and New Testament as they journey through the Bible exploring a curriculum that has three flexible models: classroom, lectionary and workshop activities. Parents wanting to register their children for this program should contact the church office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and leave their name and address prior to Aug. 15. An informational meeting for parents regarding this program will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, in the church sanctuary. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. For information, call 352-854-4509, ext. 221.Beth Israel changes service timesCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will host 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. Last week, I was tootling along without a care in the world. Actually, I did have several cares but I was ignoring them as much as possible. My basic philosophy is this, the more you ignore something the less you have to deal with it. This, however, does not apply to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Experience has taught me one lesson concerning women, especially wives. They will not stand to be ignored, particularly by their husbands. I have learned the less attention I pay to my wife the more I pay in other areas of life, if you know what I mean. So, ignoring the cares I had last week, I was caught off guard when I received a letter from my credit card company. This was no friendly, how are you, kind of a letter. Nor was it a cheery birthday greeting. I cannot tell you how many times I have reminded them of my birthday but to date they have not picked up on my hint. The ominous letter I did receive informed me that along with millions of other customers my identity had been stolen. The letter went on to assure me I had nothing to worry about and they had the situation well in hand. That is easy for them to say. They know who they are but what about me? When I got the letter I ran to my bathroom and looking into my mirror nothing! My identity was indeed gone. I assure you I will worry until I get to the bottom of this. I will not rest until I know exactly who I am and my identity is fully restored. Of course, there is one problem here. What if when I do recover my identity I dont like myself? Can I exchange it or get my money back? For some reason the personal information of millions of people had been lost or stolen from the security of my credit card company, which begs the question, how secure is my personal information? While I am in the begging mood, another question comes to mind. If someone has stolen my identity, who in the world am I? And, how do I reclaim my identity? As a young person whenever my mother was upset with me about something I had done or did not do, she would always look at me and ask, Who do you think you are? If anybody in the world should know who I am it would be my mother. And if she was wrestling with the same question I was wrestling with, how in the world could I ever come to grips with my personal identity? It is hard enough discovering who you are without somebody casting dispersions upon that very thing. Perhaps my mother and I could work together in solving this problem. After all, two heads are better than one, unless one does not know who he is. I have spent years trying to find myself. Once I thought I found myself but it turned out to be an old pair of socks I lost three years prior. My problem is compounded by this one thing, I did not really know who I was before my identity was stolen. I had my suspicions, of course. However, somewhere in the back of my mind, I really could not come to grips with who I really was in this world. In the course of time, (actually it was a fourcourse lunch) I have come to several conclusions. First, I am a man. What kind of a man, is anyones guess at this point. The truth is that at the root of everything I am, I am a man. Second, I am a husband. This, of course, is the most baffling of my identity. What it means to be a husband differs from wife to wife. Fortunately, for me, I have6 Riverland News, Thursday, July 25, 2013 SAR002554 000FDHA 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 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 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 000FJZZ 000EUUE Using Godly Influence to Build the Kingdom First Baptist Church 20831 Powell Road Dunnellon, FL 34431 www.fbcdunnellon.com Phone: 352-489-2730 Fax: 352-465-7729 E-mail: fbcdunnellon@bellsouth.net 000FB83 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 000F2AP 489-2685 Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Summer Service 9:00 AM Healing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 9:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith Rainbow River Blue Cove holyfaithepiscopal@att.net Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Pastor R.D. Hess (352) 489-1788 Sunday (Nursery & Childrens Church Provided) Wednesday AWANA 6:30 PM Youth Group 6:30 PM Bible Study 7:00 PM 8 1 / 2 Miles North of Dunnellon Off of Highway 41, Left at Church Sign on SW 5 th Place 000EHYC DUNNELLONFIRST UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCH21501 W. Highway 40Rev. Eddie Fulford, PastorSunday Communion Worship 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 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 Age long query: Who am I?OUT TO PASTOR CHURCH EVENTS Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 7 The United States Achievement Academy announced recently that Sergio A. Aponte from Dunnellon High School has been named an All-American Scholar. The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic discipines. The All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher grade point average. Only scholars selected by school instructor, counselor or other qualified sponsors are accepted. Aponte was nominated by teacher Suzanne Wallace. Aponte will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook, which is published nationally. Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in Americas history, said Dr. George Stevens, founder of the United States Achievement Academy. Certainly, students recognized as All-American Scholars should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement. Aponte is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Aponte of Dunnellon. Youth recognition COMMUNITY BRIEFS


come out, play cards, share stories and have fun. If we benefit from it, thatd be nice, but we arent worried about that. We just want to provide a great evening of entertainment and fun that everyone can come together and enjoy. Not only will there be the sound of decks of cards being shuffled and the clack of a marble bouncing around a roulette table, participants can enjoy drinks and barbecue food. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and include dinner, refreshments and $25,000 in playing chips. Thus far ticket sales have been strong, Leisure said, noting she had gotten two calls from The Villages about two separate groups of residents wanting to attend the event. Without the support of the American Legion, the Kiwanis Club and, most notably, the businesses that have helped sponsor the event through cash or prize donations, Leisure said the night wouldnt be possible. The businesses have been fantastic, Leisure said. Theyve really stepped forward to support this event. Weve gotten a lot of prizes donated, and were going to be able to have one drawing every 10 minutes. Those who come play, well provide them with a small goody bag as appreciation. And will Casino Nights become a traditional event? Thatd be fantastic if we could do something like this on an annual event, maybe even a couple of times a year, she said. I cannot stress enough this is about coming together, having fun and sharing stories for a few hours. This isnt about making money. For information or to reserve tickets, call 489-2320. which was July 14 to 15 in Orlando. Reaching the finals was a pleasant surprise and unique experience for Barney, who admitted she personally didnt submit an application to compete. She said someone recommended her for the pageant, though she doesnt know who. I decided to do it, because it was a different experience for me and I wanted to try something new, said Barney, who has aspirations to become a sports writer or broadcaster. There were four categories Barney competed in during the finals: Introduction, a 30second intro about yourself on stage with a microphone; Formal wear in which she had her dad, Bernard, escort her on stage; Interview in which they sit you downand you go to each of the eight judges in 45-second intervals, and; Community Service in which each contestant had to donate books or school supplies. Barney said she donated 17 books and a calculator. The experience was crazy and stressful, she said, noting in the morning she usually had some type of rehearsal then she would have to go all the way up to her room eat something really fast before she started doing her hair and makeup to get ready. I would have to rush all the way downstairs to do an event, and then the cycle started all over again. Though she didnt place, Barney said she would have competed again and doesnt regret the experience. She received a crown, banner and trophy for an advertisement award in which she had family, along with a few companies help purchase ads. I am so thankful I had all of the support like I did from my family and friends, she said. I couldnt have done any of it without them. only one wife, but even her idea of a husband changes from one moment to the next. I am never sure what she expects of me as a husband. Once I thought I had it all figured out but someone, I am not mentioning any names, changed the rules. Third, I am a father. As a father, my role consists of bankrolling the childhood adventures of my children; financing their higher education career, hoping they get married before my money runs out. To this day, I am not sure if I made it or not. Fourth, I am a grandfather. This is the most well defined role I have. The great thing about being a grandfather is, nobody expects much from us. Our role is covertly to help our grandchildren make the lives of their parents as tempestuous as possible. Revenge is sweet when laced with jellybeans. Sugar highs are a grandfathers best retaliation. The most important thing about my identity quest is, I am a Christian. This undergirds everything else I may or may not be. My Christianity is the foundation upon which everything else is built. I take comfort in the Bible; These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. (1 John 5:13 KJV). When my identity is rooted in believing in Jesus Christ, everything else in my life falls into place.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His website is www.jamessnyder ministries.com. 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Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box Tops and labels can be dropped off at the office of the church or put in the container in the church narthax. For information, call 489-5954.Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For information, visit www.manateediv.org or call Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at 352-212-5473 or tdunn @manateediv.org. Golf course hosting Twlight League Rainbows End Golf Courses Tuesday Twilight League has begun. The points game starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, running through October. Entry fee is $20 and includes fees, cart, closest to pin prize, year ending championship and threeplace payout prizes. The event is open to all players. Show up by 5:15 p.m. and the pro shop will establish your points quota. Also, a side skins game is available. For more information or to sign-up, call 4894566 to reserve a spot. The event is limited to the first 40 players. Meeting slated Tuesday at public libraryRainbow Springs is one of a handful of firstmagnitude springs, not only in the state, but the world. The Rainbow River was designated as a Florida Outstanding Waterway numerous years ago by state officials. But the Rainbow River was declared impaired in 2009, because of increasing pollutants throughout the basin area, which covers portions of Marion, Levy and Alachua counties. Nutrients, particularly nitrates, were blamed for the degradation of the Rainbow Springs Group and the Rainbow River. Long-term records of water quality showed nitrate levels in those waters have increased substantially. With a consultant, the Rainbow Springs Working Group developed a restoration plan for the springs and river and goals for reducing nitrates. But in June 2011, the Department of Environmental Protection stated it would not be able to fund Spring Working Groups in the upcoming year due to reductions in the state budget. Now springs are back in fiscal favor, and this month the department announced the adoption of restoration goals for the Rainbow Springs Group and the Rainbow River, as the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will begin the process of establishing a Basin Management Action Plan, or BMAP, with input from a stakeholders advisory group with the assistance of county and local officials, citizens and other concerned groups. The initital meeting for the Rainbow Springs BMAP proceds will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the Dunnellon Public Library. A BMAP, state officials said, is a a blueprint for restoring impaired waters by reducing pollutant loadings to meet the allowable loadings established in a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). Establishing a BMAP includes developing a comprehensive set of strategies permit limits on wastewater facilities, urban and agricultural best management practices, conservation programs, financial assistance and revenue generating activities, etc designed to implement the pollutant reductions established by the TMDL. These broad-based plans are developed with local stakeholders they rely on local input and local commitment and they are adopted by secretarial order to be enforceable. The first step to begin developing a BMAP for the Rainbow Springs Basin will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the Dunnellon Public Library. There officials from the DEP will provide an overview of the DEP TDML report released in February. In addition, DEP officials will set a tentative schedule for future BMAP Stakeholder meetings. According to the TDML report, the approximate springshed area for Rainbow Springs Group is 686 square miles, while the Rainbow River surface watershed is almost 9 times smaller (77 square miles) and surface runoff has very little influence on river flow as noted by the Southwest Florida Water Management District in 2008. Nitrate concentration in water samples from Rainbow Springs Group now often exceeds 2 milligrams per liter, the report stated. Nitrate loadings must be cut by 82 percent for Rainbow Springs, said Drew Bartlett, director of DEPs Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration. The problems are complicated. They werent created overnight and they wont be solved tomorrow, he said. The sources of nitrate in the groundwater and springs include fertilizer applications agriculture, golf courses, lawns, etc. animal waste, domestic wastewater and atmospheric deposition. Nitrate emerging from Rainbow Springs is primarily from inorganic sources of nitrogen, mainly fertilizer. About 42 percent of the land in the Rainbow Springs springshed is agricultural, and thus much of the fertilizer likely originates from agricultural activities. A study of the Rainbow Springs catchment concluded that the predominant source of nitrate in the springs was fertilizer. A 1996 report estimated that fertilizer, principally from improved pastures, provided about 46 percent of the total potential contribution of nitrogen to Rainbow Springs. In addition to the 200-plus horse farms, improved pastures, and hayfields, approximately 13 golf courses and 26 nurseries in the contributing area use fertilizer. In the Dunnellon area, only about 18 percent of the land is residential, with less than 1 percent recreational (ballfields and golf courses). It should be noted, however, that the majority of these land uses lie closer to the springs than the agricultural land uses. Vice Mayor Dennis Evans stressed the need for not only the city to be active in the process, but everyone in the basin area. Everybody has got to participate, he said, noting if the Council approves of what is presented, it should draft up paperwork stating it wanted to be a significant stakeholder in the BMAP. Councilwoman Penny Fleeger said a majority of the problems plaguing the river occur outside the city. They have to do with farms that are miles and miles away, she said. We also need to protect the water quality of the aquifer, which is probably the leading thing we need to be looking at. Mayor Nathan Whitt agreed. Its something we all want to work on, Whitt said. Its something thats really, really important to Dunnellon and, of course, our surrounding community. Once that plan is enforced, how do we as stakeholders, play along? Evans said itll be important for other governments nearby to buy into the plan as well. That spreads changing behavior all around the county, Evans said. And wed be stupid to really attack the farming community and agriculture and the ranching. I like to eat, so until they find something else to do for that, I think the burden should fall on the residential areas. Whitt agreed little can be done regarding the agriculture property in the basin area, but pointed out farmers and golf courses are big non-point polluters. Theyre doing their jobs, doing what they have to do, he added. The non-point, the big stuff, is harder to get your head around, Whitt said. Its golf courses and farm fields. 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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. River Watch Program seeks volunteersThe Rainbow River Watch Program will start another season this spring and its duties are expanding, requiring additional personnel. The Marion County Sheriffs Office is seeking more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. The purpose of this program is to protect the Rainbow River and allow it to be used in a safe and prudent manner by all. As volunteers, you will go out on patrol, in a sheriffs boat, and assist tubers, swimmers and other boaters with any problems they may encounter. All volunteers will receive the necessary training to be qualified in all aspects pertaining to water patrols. For information, call the Dunnellon District Sheriffs Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 402-6050.Kiwanis changes meeting placeThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will begin meeting at Carmelas Restaurant at 8 a.m. Wednesdays for its weekly meetings and breakfast. However, on the third Wednesday monthly, the club will continue meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. For information, contact Ellie Pollock at 465-6803 for a reservation by the previous Tuesday weekly.Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St, Dunnellon is a drop-off point for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots drive as well as a 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.Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 hot dogs are available for lunch on those days. Plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 465-4864.TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 SW Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For information, call 465-5807.S. Dunnellon Civic Associaton meetsThe South Dunnellon Civic Association Inc. meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly at 1962 W. Test Court, South Dunnellon. The facility is on the left side of the street just before the Annie W. Johnson Center. For more details, contact Randy Campbell at 465-7135 or e-mail randolphcampbell @bellsouth.net. state officials as to the status of the financial quagmire its in; however, it does not mean the city is in a fullfledged state of financial distress, which would require assistance from Gov. Rick Scotts office. In putting the state on notice, Eddie Esch, interim city manager, said the city will have 45 days to prepare a plan showing how officials will guide the city onto a path of financial stability. Both Esch and John Pierpont, of Pierpont Consulting LLC, told the Council they will have a plan together to present to state officials within 30 days. Esch also noted the city has reached out to a company that assists cities with handling bankruptcy, or financial reconstruction. Officials, Esch said, plan to ask for assistance with financial reconstruction. Now the City Council is faced with the daunting task of selling Greenlight Communications as soon as possible, Pierpont said. In May, Pierpont Consulting provided the Council with three options to assist with the future of Greenlight: The first option was to restructure the enterprise operation and perhaps eliminate services such as cable television. The second option was to create a publicprivate partnership that would allow the city to have a vested interest in the system; however, allow the program to continue to grow with outside financial support. The third option: sell the system outright and get what money it could for the fiber to the home program. This information is a very significant game changer, Pierpont told the Council. This information changes everything we presented dramatically. This is, without a doubt, why we must move forward with an accelerated sale of (Greenlight). Currently, the fiber to the home program has fewer than 500 customers and is operating off reserve funds. Key in the sale, Pierpoint told the Council and audience, is customers. The more customers Greenlight has, the more the city can sell the system for. Pierpoint told the Council there are three companies interested in purchasing the system outright. However, to sell the system quickly will take time, though he pointed out the city could request that whatever company intends to purchase it must take over the dayto-day operations immediately. We do this and we do this quickly, said Pierpoint, whose consulting fee will be 3 percent of the sale price of the system. When we transfer the system, we want to transfer the operation of the system. We dont want current customers being left in the dark. In addition to selling the system, therell be plenty of work to do on the legal side, Pierpont said. Overall, the city is on the hook for more than $12 million for the ambitious undertaking the Dunnellon City Council approved in November 2010 when officials secured $7.3 million in funding from Regions Bank in Orlando. By using those funds, officials said, the city is breaking the covenants of the bond. Though not illegal, Esch said the bank could choose to come down hard on officials. I cannot see them doing it, but thats not to say they wont, he explained. The city is also committed to paying more than $1 million for a lease agreement for its head-end equipment. Additionally, the city borrowed more than $2 million from the reserves of the water/sewer system, which drained all of its reserve funds, as well as used bond monies used to purchase the Rainbow Springs and Juliette Falls utility systems in December 2011. Well have to negotiate loan payoffs with the bank, payoffs for the head-end system, he explained. We have a lot of work to do. Councilwoman Penny Fleeger told Esch and Pierpont whatever occurs in the coming weeks, its pivotal to make sure that information is made public. This whole affair has been nonsense, she said of the financial debacle. Whatever happens, I want everything on the table before anything is done. Vice Mayor Dennis Evans asked Powell if, through scouring through the numbers and expenditures, if he noticed if any illegal activity occurred, such as embezzlement or misappropriation of funds occurred. The answer is no, Powell said, noting the main problem stemmed from the 2013 Fiscal Year Budget which indicated Greenlight was expected to generate more than $4.5 million in revenue. That never happened, so as you can see where the loans and other revenues covered that significant shortfall. Three of the five council members Evans, Fleeger and Lynne McAndrew remained adamant they were kept in the dark about the true state of finances not only within Greenlight Communications, but the city as a whole. You were here, you approved these expenses, said Steve Swett, a Rainbow Springs resident. You did it. Millage rateThe Dunnellon City Council approved the tentative Fiscal Year 2014 millage rate at 7.1408, a slight increase from the Fiscal Year 2013 millage rate of 6.8013. The increase in millage rate would bring in a projected revenue increase of between $60,000 and $70,000. Councilman Erik Collop suggested the middle ground, opposing increasing the millage rate to 7.7, which would have allowed city officials to make up the difference in lost gas tax revenues. Evans was adamant about keeping the current millage rate, but his colleagues didnt agree. The millage rate is not final and could be brought down to the level it is currently at, Fleeger and Collop both pointed out. At its workshop July 17, the Council had tossed the idea of seeking the maximum amount which is 10 allowed by state statutes. However, Pierpoint discouraged the Council from doing so. You should not place the burden of solving the debt on the backs of the taxpayers, he explained. The City Council also approved Sept. 9 for the first public hearing for the tentative budget and millage while Sept. 23 will be the final public hearing before the millage rate and budget must be approved prior to Oct. 1. In other action, the Council: Authorized the staff to advertise a request for legal services. Accepted a Florida Department of Law Enforcement Edward Byrne Memorial JAG grant in the amount of $7,938. The money will be used to purchase a new intoxilyzer for the Dunnellon Police Department. Currently, the agency uses the machine at the Marion County Jail, but will now have access to the intoxilyzer at its office. Authorized the mayor to sign a 911 interlocal addressing agreement with Marion County. Evans told the Council he no longer wished to repeal the river protection corridor ordinance, instead he wanted it modified. He told his colleagues that Paul Marraffino and Harold Horne, the former community development director, have offered to assist in tweaking the 6-yearold ordinance. Initially, Evans pushed to have a first reading Aug. 12, but relented until the city can solve the current financial crisis.Riverland News, Thursday, July 25, 2013 9 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! 000FIYY 000FK07 000EL19 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. 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10 Riverland News, Thursday, July 25, 2013 dancing. Dugan said she attended several auditions throughout the year for several companies such as: Royal Caribbean Cruise, Holland America Cruise Disney, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios Japan and The Radio City Rockettes in New York City. Im always looking online at their websites to see when they have an audition coming up, she explained. In March 2013, Dugan attended her fourth Busch Gardens audition. I had actually had a choice of going to a Royal Caribbean audition that day or the Busch Gardens one, she said. I decided to do the Busch one because I noticed I had been getting a lot closer to getting the job before. I had gotten a call back a few months before that for their new Madagascar show, but ended up not getting it. So I figured Busch must be seeing some sort of potential in me if theyre giving me call backs, so I went again. At first, she learned a jazz combination and then performed it in groups of four for the judges. After that, Dugan said, they usually called out the people who they want to take for interviews, which she had already done before in their past auditions. But, she said, they finished calling everyones names and hers wasnt one of them. Then they started calling out another group of people that they wanted to watch dance again and I was in the group, she said. I performed and gave it my all. They said thank you and that was it. I didnt even get a call back to come back later that night to audition again with the dancers who already work there, which is what usually happens. I left feeling that I wasnt going to get it. A few days later, though, I got a call saying that they wanted me to be in their Summer Nights show Kinetix. I was so excited, it took a whole year of auditioning and it finally paid off. So Dugan joined the cast of the Kinetix show, a performance that will continue at 9 p.m. daily through Aug. 18. After accepting the job, she moved to Tampa at the beginning of May and started the task of rehearsing for the summertime show at the Tampa-based theme park. Everyone at Busch has been so welcoming and friendly, I instantly felt right at home, Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsKrystalyn Dugan, second from right, dances in the background with her fellow performers during a recent performance at Busch Gardens Kinetix show as a juggler bounces a volleyball off his head. Dugan, a 2012 Dunnellon High graduate and student at Victorias School of Dance, will participate in a Rockettes Summer Intensive program Aug. 4 to Aug. 12 in New York City. LEGcontinued from page 1 See LEG page 11


Dugan said. I love that I can go to work and smile the whole time. Im there, not many can say that. Performing is, of course, one of the best parts of my job, but at the end of the night when we are saying goodbye to the guests, and the little kids get so excited to see you and take pictures with you. Its nice to know that you can make people smile. Dugan is hopeful her performance during Kinetix will lead to other roles in Busch Gardens Howl-OScream this fall as well as its daily Madagascar show. However, she will continue to pursue two other ultimate goals, one of which is working for a cruise line so she can travel, work and dance all at the same time. Dugans next big step in the dancing world will require her to miss a week of the Kinetix show, but itll be well worth it, she said. Dugan will attend a weeklong summer intensive training seminar for the world famous Radio City Rockettes, a group of Classy Jazz/Tap dancers who have been performing since the 1930s. This certainly wont be her first foray into New York City either. She initially auditioned in August 2012, two months after graduating from Dunnellon High. It was my first time ever doing anything that had to do with them, she explained. Their style is very together. Every girl up there has to look exactly alike. All told, Dugan said, there were about 400 dancers who auditioned to be a Rockette. Most girls who audition have trained at their summer intensive program they hold every year, she said. I went to a dance class with them in Miami in February and then at the end of the day I had to audition to get into the summer intensive. In April, at the same time she was offered a position with Busch Gardens, she was accepted into the Rockettes Summer Intensive Training program. I was feeling really accomplished, she said, noting the seminar will be from Aug. 4 to 10. It will be a weeklong, all-day training with the Rockettes, where we learn dances from the Christmas Spectacular and they will help us and teach us all the specifics on how to become a Rockette. Afterward, she hopes she can return to New York at the end of August to again audition for a full-time role with the Rockettes. The Rockettes Id say are the hardest group of dancers to get into, she explained. So all I can do now is work my hardest and hope for the best for the future. I love what I do and cant wait to see where it takes me. SHINE to host free seminarSHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders a division of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, will offer a free seminar 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.Climate change forum scheduled Aug. 17Organizing for Action-Dunnellon, in partnership with Citizens Alliance Network Dunnellon Outreach, will host a forum about climate change from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 at the Dunnellon Public Library. Dr. Wendell Cropper from University of Florida will be the guest speaker. He is currently an associate professor of Biological Process Modeling at the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida. Dale Crider, Florida environmental folk singer, will perform a set of songs about the climate change theme. For information, call Jonathan Brainard at 407-491-8158 or email jonbrainard@gmail.com.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. 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12 Riverland News, Thursday, July 25, 2013 FAMILY FEATURES Crisp, juicy and sweet, grapes are a real crowd-pleaser. Even better, all three colors of grapes red, green and black are good for you. Grapes are a natural source of beneficial antioxidants and other polyphenols. Current research suggests that grapes may help main tain a healthy heart, and may also help to defend your cells against a number of agerelated illnesses. Scientists are also working to uncover more links between grapes and eye health, brain health, joint health, and more. At just 90 calories per 3/4 cup serving, grapes are a sensible, delicious snack with no fat or cholesterol. People love to eat grapes fresh for a refreshing snack, but grapes also add sweet, juicy, crunch and color to salads, entrees and desserts. Here are six fun, flavorful ways to enjoy California grapes: Layer California grapes are juicy, nutritious and beautiful in breakfast parfaits.Roast Just like when you roast vege tables, grapes also caramelize, yielding a flavor that is wholly unique. You can top your dish with roasted grapes as is, or turn them into a luscious sauce.Grill Oh yes! You can thread them on a skewer with other fruits, like pineapple and mango, vegetables, fish, meat and poultry. Grapes can handle the heat, not only from the coals, but also from a spicy marinade or rub. Clip The best way to present grapes on a fruit platter or as a (truly edible) plate garnish is to clip them into smaller clusters. Grapes provide height, coverage, color and simply great taste.Dip Rich chocolate dark, milk, white, flavored and grapes make a delightful pairing.Grab-and-Go Pack them up for a snack or as an accompaniment to sand wiches and wraps. Here is a selection of recipes that show how grapes can add flavor, texture, color, and nutrition and health-promoting properties to appetizers, salads, and sides. Note: Sometimes when a recipe seems too healthy to appeal to picky eaters, grapes have a way of making these preparations taste better and look more appealing. TolearnmoreaboutgrapesfromCalifornia,visitwww.grapesfromcalifornia.com or www.facebook.com/grapesfromcalifornia. Keeping Hearts HealthyAccording to research from the University of Connecticut, funded by the California Table Grape Commission, eating grapes may help protect heart health in men with metabolic syndrome. In the study, men with metabolic syndrome who con sumed grapes lowered their key risk factors for heart disease. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess abdominal fat and increased blood triglycerides significantly increasing the risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Eating a variety of grapes may contribute to heart health by:Promoting healthy blood flowReducing oxidative stressImproving blood lipidsDecreasing inflammation Grilled Antipasto SkewersYield: 12 skewers 24 shrimp (3140 size), peeled and deveined 3/4 pound red or black California seedless grapes 18-ounce jar cocktail onions 3 ounces prosciutto, each piece sliced into long ribbons Marinade: 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt Black pepper, freshly ground 4 tablespoons olive oil Soak long bamboo skewers in water for at least 5 minutes. Thread skewers with 2 shrimp, 6 grapes and 2 onions, with a ribbon of prosciutto winding throughout. Place the finished skewers in shallow dish or plate. To make marinade, whisk together garlic, vinegar, rosemary, salt and pepper and gradually add the oil. Evenly dab on half of marinade with a brush. Let marinate in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and then brush with remaining marinade. Grill on a hot fire for 2 minutes per side. Serve immediately. Nutritional analysis per skewer: Calories 92; Protein 4 g; Carbohydrate 7.5 g; Fat 5 g (Saturated Fat .8 g); 49% Calories from Fat ; Cholesterol 24 mg; Sodium 122 mg; Fiber .57 gBulgur Salad with Grapes and KaleServings: 6 2 cups water 1 cup bulgur Kosher salt 1 cup pecan halves, toasted and roughly chopped 2 cups seedless California grapes, halved 2 cups packed kale or Swiss chard leaves, finely slivered 1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped 1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons lemon zest, finely grated Pinch cayenne Black pepper Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in bulgur and 1/2 teaspoon salt and remove from heat. Cover and let stand 20 minutes or until most of water is absorbed. Drain well and press to extract any excess water. Let cool and stir in the remaining ingredients. Season well with salt and black pepper. Serve room temperature or chilled. Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 289; Protein 5.8 g; Carbohydrate33g;Fat17g(SaturatedFat1.8g);50%Calories from Fat; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 181 mg; Fiber 7.3 gSpicy Grape and Chicken Lettuce CupsServings: 4 as an entre or 8 as an appetizer 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon water 3/4cup low sodium chicken broth 1tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 3 to 5 teaspoons Asian chili paste with garlic 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken breast 1 1/2 cups halved green California seedless grapes 3/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced 1 head iceberg lettuce, cut in half and separated into leaves 1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped 1 1/2 cups julienne cucumber In small bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Add chicken broth, sugar, vinegar, chili paste and soy sauce. Set aside. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add garlic and ginger; saut for 30 seconds. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add grapes and green onions; saut for 30 seconds. Restir the sauce mixture and pour into skillet. Stir until thickened, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Place chicken mixture in lettuce leaves; garnish with cilantro and cucumber. Serve open or roll up if desired. Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 341; Protein 41 g; Carbohydrate 26 g; Fat 9 g (Saturated Fat 1.74 g); 23% Calories from Fat; Cholesterol 108 mg; Sodium 621 mg; Fiber 3 g


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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.Boys & Girls Clubs seek donationsMany Boys & Girls Clubs are benefiting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. People wishing to donate their cars or for information call 800-246-0493.DCF seeks volunteers for programThe Department of Children and Families in your community has been awarded a Food Stamp Participation Grant. DCF is looking for committed volunteers with computer experience to help our food stamp customers navigate the online application process. For information, call Nora Larsen at 352-330-5517 or e-mail Nora_Larsen@ dcf.state.fl.us.Friends of the Library bookstore openThe 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, selfhelp, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-OnTape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends Bookstore, with all proceeds benefiting the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends are committed to giving a monthly book endowment (new books), in addition to providing office equipment, landscaping, and other enhancements. For information, call 438-4520. Writers Group meets first Saturday monthlyThe Rainbow River Writers Club meets at 1 p.m. Saturdays monthly, except January and July, at the Dunnellon Public Library, 30351 Robinson Road. All writers of all genres are welcome. Writers hear and critique each others creative efforts, socialize and talk shop as is the tradition and custom of all writers regardless of time or place. For information, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/ group/wgdunnellon or email waltersylvester@ yahoo.com 14 Riverland News, Thursday, July 25, 2013 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. 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CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 494-0725 RIV 08/13 sale PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: 495-0725 RIV 08/09 Sale Date NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. gives Notice of foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 8/9/13 at 10:00 A.M. 1635 NE 32nd Ave, Ocala, FL34470 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 2001 HONDACIVIC EX VIN# 1HGEM22941L093916 2002 CHEV IMPALAVIN# 2G1WF55E329135596 July 25, 2013 496-0725 RIV 08/07 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 08/07/13 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. 1993 CHEVROLET VIN# 1GCDC14Z2PZ209592 July 25, 2013 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: ramunnolaw@gmail.com Secondary E-Mail: ramunnolaw 34476@gmail.com July 18 & 25, 2013 491-0801 RIV Estate of Kopacz, Joan 2013 CP1096(F) Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2013 CP1096(F) IN RE: ESTATE OF JOAN D. KOPACZ Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of JOAN D. KOPACZ, deceased, whose date of death was April 10, 2013, File Number 2013 CP1096(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. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, upon whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 25, 2013. Personal Representative:/s/HENRYD, KOPACZ 62 Hillcrest Drive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ JOELO. PARKER, Esquire, Florida Bar No. 0070201 Primary E-Mail Address: brettand reynoldspa@gmail.com 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, FL34481 (352) 854-4011 July 25 & August 1, 2013 492-0801 RIV Estate of Swirko, Helen 2013 CP1104 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2013 CP1104 IN RE: ESTATE OF HELEN SWIRKO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of HELEN SWIRKO deceased, whose date of death was May 10, 2013, File Number 2013 CP1104 is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, upon whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 25, 2013. Personal Representative:/s/ CYNTHIAM. SWIRKO 720 NE 10th Pace, Gainesville, Florida 32601 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ JOELO. PARKER, Florida Bar No. 0070201 E-Mail Address: brettand reynoldspa@gmail.com 20093 East Pennsylvania Avenue #4 July 25 and August 1, 2013 497-0801 RIVEstate of: Dodge, Shirley File No. 2013CP1084 Notice To CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2013CP1084 IN RE: ESTATE OF SHIRLEY A. DODGE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SHIRLEY A. DODGE, deceased, whose date of death was May 9, 2013, File Number 2013CP1084, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is July 25, 2013. /s/DONALD B. COWAN, Personal Representative P.O. Box 691, Inglis, Florida 34449 /s/JOEL O. PARKER, Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 0070201, E-Mail: brettandreynoldspa@gmail.com BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A., 20093 East Pennsylvania Avenue, #4 P.O. Drawer 2480, Dunnellon, Florida 34430 Telephone: (352)489-6290 July 25 & August 1, 2013 D & D TOWING OF OCALA gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 4125 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL34479-2427, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statues. D & D TOWING OF OCALA reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. 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A16 Riverland News, Thursday, July 25, 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