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Thursday, August 1, 2013 Vol 31 No. 40 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Agency in need of volunteersThe Annie W. Johnson Service Center and the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store are in need of volunteers, who should have an understanding and a passion for the causes supported by the agency. Volunteers should be flexible, compassionate and energetic toward the commitment for the better good of the community in need. For information, call 489-8021.Friends of the Library sale Friday, SaturdayThe 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.Roadwork to continue through mid-AugustMotorists traveling on U.S. 41 at Southwest 110th Street, near the Dunnellon Walmart entrance, will continue to experience temporary nightly lane closures from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through Aug. 12, due to roadway repairs. 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 more information or donations, call Geri Davis at 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun at 465-8660. AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsJudie Heesch sorts through new clothes that will be given away during the groups annual Clothe the Children event, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Church womens group gears up for annual event Another school year is about to start and some children in the Dunnellon area will not have the proper clothes to wear. In a few months, when the temperature takes a dive, the same children will not have the long pants or a coat to keep them warm. Three years ago, Judie Heesch launched a program called Clothe the Children to assist those most in need. As a member of the Altar & Rosary Society (A&RS) of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Heesch noticed a lot of clothes left over from their annual flea market. About the same time she read an article about a woman giving away coats at a school bus stop and her daughter-in-law, Lorissa, tells her about students going to school on cold mornings without coats. We give away food at our food pantry, but no one gives away clothes, Heesch said. I talked to Pat Morana, president of the A&RS, to see if we could keep the clothes we had left over from the flea markets and give them away. Morana liked the idea and presented it to the members, they all agreed and the dream became a reality. The women came up with ideas to raise money and inform the residents of the need for new and used clothing. I went home and Clothe the Children giveaway set for Aug. 8 AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See EVENT page 6 City, bank still in discussions With another month in the books, another $180,000 in losses was added to the already massive debt accumulated by the citys beleaguered telecommunications system. Eddie Esch, interim city manager, and John Pierpoint of Pierpont Consultants LLC continue soliciting a potential buyer for Greenlight Communications System while officials work feverishly to strike a deal with Regions Bank in Orlando as the city teeters on the brink of a financial collapse. The scramble to find a suitor to take over the citys fiber to the home program is progressing rapidly, Esch said; however, the problem now is reaching an accord with bank officials, who continue to push for what money the system is bringing in. Weve got a company willing to come in right Eddie Esch Official: BMAP key in springs future The process for developing a course of action to improve the health of Rainbow Springs, one of a handful of first-magnitude springs in the state, but also one of many impaired waterways, is underway. State officials are hoping to implement a Basin Management Action Plan a quick process, so much so, that a BMAP can be formally adopted by April 2014. That was the time frame Terry Hansen with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection presented Tuesday to a packed room at the Dunnellon Public Library for the inaugural stakeholders meeting for creating a BMAP. The need for BMAP, described by state officials as a blueprint for restoring impaired waters by reducing pollutant loadings to meet the allowable loadings established in a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report. Currently, the nitrate level in Rainbow Springs and Rainbow River is more than 2 milligrams per liter. And state officials want to see that number cut dramatically 82 percent to 0.35 milligrams per liter. We need to do something, said Richard Rick Hicks, who helped author the TDMP report released in February and called the reduction nitrate levels big. The nitrogen level is killing off the aquatic vegetation, not allowing it to grow back. Hansen agreed Bridging the gap JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsConstruction crew employees survey the south side of the WIthlacoochee River as construction on a bridge to extend the Rails to Trails into the city of Dunnellon continues. The $3.2 million project includes a paved multi-use trail. The project is expected to be completed in January. Interim city manager: We have one buyer whos hot to trot JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Work is progressing on a trail bridge over the Withlacoochee River. It will connect Citrus and Marion counties and provide a link from the south to the Cross Florida Greenway, closing part of the Dunnellon gap. The $3.2 million project includes the bridge and a 3-mile paved multi-use trail that ends at County Road 39 just below Dunnellon, a short distance from the Withlacoochee State Trail. It crosses the Withlacoochee close to where its joined by the Rainbow River. The trail and bridge, which follows an old railroad grade, will also be accessible from Blue Run Park (tuber exit) on County Road 484 on the Rainbow River. The project includes two trailheads, one in Citrus and one in Marion. Though construction was on hold for approximately four years, the span bridge has retained its unique architectural design. It has a railroad motif, selected from several possible themes back in 2008. At the time, the bridge portion of the project had an estimated cost of $1.9 million. The project hit delays, then got back on track with a groundbreaking last November. Its a beautiful Rails to Trails project to be done by January A crane sits on the Citrus County-side ramp to the new bridge being built across the Withlacoochee River. PAT FAHERTY For the Riverland News See BRIDGING page 13 See BANK page 3 See BMAP page 2 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News


about the cut in the nitrate level. Eighty-two percent is a really, really big number, he said. We need to see how were going to get there, and how can we make it happen. We need everyone to be a part of it. One resident questioned how DEP was going to help finance tasks established by the BMAP, and Hansen explained DEP wasnt going to be the driving financial force behind the list of goals, but stressed it would fall on the shoulders of the stakeholders to help see actions carried out and implemented. He did note DEP might be able to offer grants and other monetary assistance to complete tasks such as stormwater projects to prevent runoff into the headsprings, or the river. Were here to provide assistance, to provide technical help, he said. This is going to fall on the shoulders of the stakeholders to see how it can get done. Hansen touched on the main sources of nitrate infiltration in the Rainbow Springs Basin area. Those include both point sources and non-point sources, such as ground water and springs, 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. According to figures, about 40 percent of the property in the Rainbow Springs Basin area is agricultural, and the overall nitrate level from non-organic fertilizers is 46 percent. Having a BMAP formally adopted is critical, Hansen said, because then it becomes enforceable. The commercial agriculture industries are required to sign a Better Management Practice (BMPs), which provide resources and other information for farmers. Non-point sources are the hardest to control, Hansen said. We can certainly enforce (the BMAP), but we dont want to reach a point where were we have to fine people for not following it. We want everyone to do their part in reducing the nitrate levels. This is about awareness and everyone doing their part. One point officials cited was the sale of fertilizers in Marion County since 1997, when state and county officials began recording numbers. In 1997, fertilizer sales were about 3,500 tons, peaking at 4,500 tons in 2001. Through this year, 2,000 tons have been sold. Hansen explained pollutants take about 10 to 15 years to work their way into a source, or out of it, and officials are hopeful the 2001 figures are about to work their way out of the river. One citizen voiced concern state officials and agencies were not acting with a sense of urgency about the waterways in the state. Hansen disagreed. We are acting with urgency, he said. Thats why were here today. Hansen told those in attendance the next meeting for the Rainbow Springs BMAP stakeholders advisory group would likely be in late August to early September. Then, he said, the group would discuss hydrogeology, land use, nutrient reduction and outreach and education. In September, he added, he would like to see the group tackle project reviews new project identification. Reach out to those you think should be here, he stressed. Its critical for everyone to play a part in this. 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. Free childrens meals availableFamilies In Need of Dunnellon will offer free meals from noon to 1 p.m. now through Aug. 15 as part of the Kids Cafe Summer Food Program at Ernie Mills Park on Bostick Street with the Boys & Girls Club. Children, ages birth to 18, will be served. For information, call 208-3514.SHINE to host free seminarSHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders a division of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, will offer a free seminar from10:30 to noon Monday, Aug. 26, a the Dunnellon Public Library for people who are new to Medicare, or anyone who needs an update on Medicare. This seminar 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. Additionally, a SHINE representative will be available at the library from 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly.City Beach passes now on saleThe city of Dunnellon is now selling City Beach Passes for the summer swiming season at Chaplin A. Dinkins III Memorial Park, commonly known as City Beach. A $10 pass covers up to three people for the season; a $20 pass covers up to 10 people. For information about the Beach Pass, call City Hall at 4658500 or Public Services at 465-8590.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. 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It was a gorgeous, Ashley said of first-ever venture on the Rainbow River. We saw so much wildlife, including an otter and an egret.


now and take over dayto-day operations, Esch said, citing a confidentiality agreement with three potential companies in negotiatiions to take control of Greenlight, which is $12 million in debt and counting on a month-bymonth basis. Theyre hot to trot. As part of the bond agreement, former City Manager Lisa Algiere and Marsha SegalGeorge, the former assistant city attorney, pledged the citys share of excise taxes it receives from the state. Also as part of the agreement, Regions Bank can stake claim to any profits. Esch said Greenlight makes about $60,000 per month. The one company willing to come in right now and take over operations doesnt want to pump money in and not, at least, have a chance to make some of it back, Esch said. So were working very diligently with the bank, but right now they dont want to budge. Esch said talks with the bank are ongoing and frequent, noting he and Pierpont had conversations with officials Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week as well as Monday. And well probably talk to them every day this week if we need to, he added. If the bank will come to an agreement, the transition of day-to-day oversight of Greenlight can happen immediately, Esch said, while Pierpont could focus on a final sales price of the communications system, which has drained what little cash the city had in reserves. In addition to the $7.3 million in bonds the city is on the hook for with Regions Bank, officials borrowed more than $2 million from the water and sewer enterprise operations to continue funding the system. Officials also used bond money from the recently completed Phase IV water/wastewater project, not the bond money used to purchase the Rainbow Springs and Juliette Falls Utility Systems in December 2012 as reported in the July 25 edition of the Riverland News. Esch said the deal Algiere and Segal-George struck in November 2010 with Regions Bank is a bad loan. They should have recognized it as one, Esch said about bank officials. The city should not have pledged the excise taxes, you take that away from us for one year, and were dead. It should not have been a viable pledge. The bank needs to take that into consideration. Esch said he was hopeful an agreement with the bank could be reached as early as Wednesday. If thats the case, he said, the city could tentatively schedule a special workshop for tonight, or Monday at the earliest. As soon as we know something, when we can announce something, were going to let them know, he said, noting if a special workshop cannot be scheduled for tonight, city officials would consider a special workshop/regular meeting Monday, but thats contingent on a deal being reached with Regions officials. A 39-year-old Citrus Springs man with two prior convictions of Driving Under the Influence was charged July 24 with driving under the influence causing property damage, according to a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report. According to the report, Coogan S. Tankersley was charged with driving under the influence causing property damage after striking the south side of A to Z Liquors at 12091 S. Williams Street. The report stated Officers Michael Anger and Mike Miley responded at approximately 10:24 p.m. July 24 in reference to a traffic crash at the location. Upon arrival, law enforcement authorities observed Coogan S. Tankersley, who was driving a blue Ford truck, attempt to make a left-hand turn and drive south on South Williams Street. Anger initiated his emergency lights and made contact with Tankersley. Anger, in his report, noted he could detect a strong odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from his breath/body and stated Tankersley had bloodshot, watery eyes. The report stated while speaking with Tankersley, Anger noticed his speech was slurred and he could not maintain his balance. According to the report, Anger and Miley spoke with three independent witnesses who observed Tankersley driving the Ford truck and striking the south side of the store, causing damage to his vehicle and the building. Officers could see visible damage to the impacted area of the building and vehicle. The report stated Anger requested Tankersley to participate in field sobriety exercises to which he responded, no and advised he has MS (multiple sclerosis). Tankersley said he was diagnosed with MS in 2011 and was advised by his neurologist he would not be able to perform such exercises. According to the report, Tankersley was asked to participate in field sobriety exercises again and if he refused, he would be charged with driving under the influence causing property damage. Tankersley again said no at which time he was asked a third time and refused again. The report stated Tankersley was transported to the Marion County Jail where he refused to submit to a lawful test of his breath to determine his blood alcohol level. He was read his implied consent, after which he further refused to submit to a lawful test of his breath. Tankersley also refused to sign his DUI citation as well as his implied consent form and requested to speak to an attorney. According to the report, Tankersley has two prior DUI convictions, one from March 2003 as well as one from 2007, but did not meet Florida State Statutes for three or more convictions in 10 years. Tankersleys bond was set at $5,000. According to records, Tankersley remains in the Marion County Jail.Riverland News, Thursday, August 1, 2013 3 352-465-7538 20312 E. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, August 1, 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 One suggestion from letter writer had meritMr. (Dan) Lumsden had a good idea regarding red lights being extended for two full seconds in both directions at intersections. I would like to see Council readdress this issue. However, I am not sure his second proposal of adding an extra tax can be fairly implemented. Who would be charged with this license plate tax? Just the residents of Dunnellon, or the residents of Dunnellon and the surrounding communities? I believe educating drivers to be more diligent in obeying traffic laws would be a good solution, such as the billboards you see everywhere encouraging everyone to buckle up. A billboard design contest regarding driver safety here would sure get everyones attention. L. Bairunas Viock,DunnellonCity has much work to do to solve problemsYou can avoid reality but you cannot avoid the consequences of reality is a good Ayn Rand quote that applies to the current situation in Dunnellon. Forced reality has finally begun to get a toehold on the Dunnellon City Council. I will leave the fiscal facts and numbers to other published reports, but the situation is bleak to say the least. I still believe an in-depth financial audit is needed and persons responsible for the terrible financial shape of Dunnellon be held accountable. Things did not just happen. Risky plans were made, money was borrowed, budget/purchases approved, ballooning government cost financed with no thought of the reality of repayment. This was all done trying to finance a city without the financial base to sustain itself, a condition that has not changed. I will not dwell over the past events, but any regular reader of the Riverland News knows that there were ample warnings given to city leaders. Many times at the workshops/council meetings warning, facts, pertinent questions were presented to the Council and they went unheeded and mostly unanswered. We should not govern by letters or 3-minute speaking turns, but to not even acknowledge legitimate concerns is against the Financial status clear, whats next? August 7 is National Lighthouse Day. The day honors and commemorates lighthouses, which for centuries have served as beacons of light to guide ships safely through dark and uncertain waters. August 21 is National Senior Citizen Day, which recognizes the contributions senior citizens make in communities across the nation. Social Security offers a bright beacon of light for seniors and younger captains who navigate the waters of retirement planning. In fact, we have a few lighthouses that can illuminate the way to a happy retirement. Lighthouse One: The Retirement Estimator is an easy way to get an instant, personalized estimate of your future Social Security benefits. Just enter some basic information and the Estimator will use information on your Social Security record, along with what you input, to give you a benefit estimate on the spot. You also can experiment with different scenarios, such as changing your future earnings and retirement date. Check it out in English at www.socialsecurity.gov/ estimator or in Spanish at www.segurosocial.gov/ calculador. Lighthouse Two: my Social Security is an online account that allows you quick access to your personal Social Security information. During your working years, once you create your online account, you can use my Social Security to view your Social Security Statement to check your earnings record and see estimates of the future retirement, disability, and survivor benefits you and your family may receive. If you already receive Social Security benefits, you can sign into your account to view, save, and print your benefit verification letter, check your benefit payment information, and when necessary, change your address and phone number in our records. You also can start or change your direct deposit information. Check it out at www.socialsecurity.gov/ myaccount. Lighthouse Three: The online Benefit Application is the most convenient way to apply for Social Security retirement and spouses benefits. You can apply from the comfort of your home its fast, easy, and secure. Its so easy, in fact, it can take you as little as 15 minutes to apply online. In most cases, once your application is submitted electronically, youre done. There are no forms to sign and usually no documentation is required. Social Security will process OPINIONS INVITEDThe opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. THE OTHER GUY LETTERS SOCIAL SECURITY THE JERSEY GIRL In my opinion, as a feature columnist, I would be considered quite foolish if I were to comment on the Zimmerman trial or reveal which side I was leaning toward. With all the controversy swirling around I feel safer remaining mute. I will say, however, that I was highly fueled throughout the entire ordeal and whenever it was on TV I had to leave the room. What surprised me the most was not the actual verdict, but the many negative and hateful comments that came afterward from both sides. I honestly thought this country was past the racial hatred and bigotry, at least a tiny bit. But one things for certain, the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin has cast a renewed spotlight on Floridas stand your ground law. The stand your ground law was adopted by Gov. Jeb Bush in 2005. The law states that a person may justifiably use force in self-defense when there is reasonable belief of an unlawful threat. This also includes deadly force, and thats where Im afraid the misunderstanding comes in. The laws effect on crime rates is disputed between supporters and critics of the law. On the one side, according to Wikipedia, numerous concerns were voiced the law could increase crime. This included criminals using the law as a defense for their crimes, more people carrying guns, and that people would not feel safe if they felt that anyone could use deadly force in a conflict. The report also noted that the misinterpretation of clues could result in use of deadly force when there was, in fact, no danger. But then you have the other side. Florida state Rep. Dennis Baxley, an author of the law, notes crime rates in Florida dropped significantly between 2005, when the law was passed, and 2012. However, according to reports, crime rates had been declining in Florida as well as nationally since at least 2000. Rep. Baxley stated that his law may be one of several reasons. Supporters argue that repealing this law interferes with the right to liberty and deprives civilians the right to defend themselves against an attack on their lives. Furthermore, self-defense justifications provide a foundation for victims to stand on, to at least be heard and understood in light of a legitimate threat. Stand your ground laws are frequently criticized and called shoot first laws by critics, including the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. According to Wikipedia, selfdefense claims in Florida tripled in the years following enactment. The laws critics argue that Floridas law makes it very difficult to prosecute cases against people who shoot others and then claim self-defense. The shooter can argue that he felt threatened, and in most cases, the only witness who could have argued Stand your ground, yes or no? Tools aid in guiding self into smooth retirement The picture is crystal clear: the city of Dunnellon is in trouble. Theres no getting around it, and we need to be clear: the city isnt on the brink or cusp of a financial collapse, its there. City officials have pledged to right the financial disaster. The Dunnellon City Council realizes it must sell Greenlight Dunnellon Communications, which will be nowhere near the $7.3 million city officials opted to finance through Regions Bank in Orlando. However, selling the money-draining communications system wont right the ship. The city, as we all know, will not get a full return on this costly venture, leaving millions of dollars of outstanding debt left to be paid. The money from the sale of Greenlight as well as the pledged excise taxes will go toward paying off just a small portion of the Titanicsized $12 million debt. How officials will be able to rework the lease agreement for the head-end equipment as well as the loan from the water/sewer operation remains to be seen. In working toward a financial solution, city officials have opted not to place the burden on its property owners. While it sounds logical, the question remains: Where will the money come from to pay off the remaining debt? If anyone hasnt taken a look around lately, you might notice businesses are struggling. By the end of the year, five businesses within the Historic District will have closed their doors. That will translate to a smaller portion of excise taxes. Property taxes increased, but ever so slightly. Sure, ad valorem taxes cannot be used toward paying off the debt, but city officials will have plenty of holes to plug in its budget. And in case youve been asleep at the wheel, there is no sustainable economic engine in the city. City officials indicated they will examine alternative revenue-generating options. Been there, done that folks. What we need from our elected officials is leadership. We need our leaders to be bold in creating a viable, sustainable economic engine. Certainly, we can appreciate the City Council focusing on how to dig us out of this financial boondoggle. Fixing the debt crisis is Job No. 1, but proper planning for the future is just as vital if not more vital at the current time. Not a single member of the Council has told its citizens See LETTERS page 5 See SOCIAL page 5 Audrey Beem Adon Williams Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 5 See JERSEY page 5


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The Wire creator David Simon had some strong words on the situation: One man accosted another and when it became a fist fight, one man and one man only had a firearm. I dont think Mr. Zimmerman is by any necessity a racist. But his calculations and his behaviors were racially motivated. The law has changed and the culture of legal self-defense is changing in a revolutionary fashion. There will be more of these cases now. Not less. Yes, I would be considered foolish if I gave my opinion, but even though people are tired of hearing about it, I would be irresponsible if I didnt write about it. I will remain quiet, but sad. One thing we can all agree on is that this is a highly charged emotional issue for every one of us. Everybody has an opinion. Outrage like this has not been seen in Florida since the Casey Anthony trial. Should the stand your ground law be repealed? your application and contact you if any further information is needed. Join the millions who have already applied online. 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We count the money as income in the month you receive it, which means you will not be eligible for an SSI payment the month that you receive the $5,000. Because there is a resource limit of $2,000 for an individual (or $3,000 for a couple), the amount you keep after the month you received it will count as a resource and may make you ineligible for a payment. As long as you have more than the resource limit, you will not be eligible for an SSI payment. It is important that you report to us the amount you receive and then let us know when your resources fall below the limit. Learn more about SSI by reading or listening to our online publication, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), available at www. socialsecurity.gov/pubs. Question: Social Security recently denied my application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Can I appeal the decision? Answer: Yes. If you disagree with a decision made on your claim, you can appeal it. The steps you can take are explained in our online publication, Your Right To Question A Decision Made On Your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Claim, available at www.socialsecurity.gov/ pubs. If you do not agree with the decision, you can file an appeal online. Simply visit the online services page at www.socialsecurity.gov/ onlineservices. Then select the Appeal a decision link and follow the instructions. You also have the right to be represented by an attorney or other qualified person of your choice. If you would like to learn more about obtaining representation, read our online publication Your Right To Representation at the same online publication library. Adon Williams is the Social Security manager in Ocala. very essence of our governing system. There is no better example of good citizen concern/input than city resident Mary Ann Hiltons excellent article in the Riverland News on Aug. 4, 2011, asking what is the backup plan if Greenlight fails? If the concerns of that article were addressed, the questions asked, investigated and answered, Greenlight would have been stopped at that point and the damage lessened. The real issue is if a city of 1,733 residents, a dwindling taxpayer base, aging infrastructure and a high operating cost can survive in the new economic reality of the 21st century. It is now a luxury to have police/fire protection for a city of 7.4 square miles. I have heard the praises of the quick response time of the police/fire they do a fine job but that comes at a cost. The city water system is aging and in need of repair, that costs money. To sum up, if you want a city you must pay for it. There should be no camera gimmicks, no false hope of annexing benevolent developers properties and no funding of the city through excessive utility customers. Economy of scale and consolidation of resources were cited to purchase the utility systems of Rainbow Springs/Juliet Falls. Does not the same economic strategy apply to the operations of Dunnellon? It costs a lot of money to run small city. Even the water/sewer fund appears to be out of money. At the July 22 meeting, Mr. John Pierpoint brought up the interested parties in Greenlight were doing their due diligence homework. If only the city had done its due diligence on Greenlight and the utility purchases the course of history would have been changed. If Greenlight is sold it will be for pennies on the dollar, certainly not for sunk cost. This means the water/sewer rates will not come down. Due to the tiered system, this puts families and low-income citizens in a bad position. The water/sewer rates are in effect to fund the city operationally. The city had to get the utility revenue on board quickly to keep the Greenlight charade going. The real winner in the utility purchase was, of course, the seller who got $6 million based on a rather flawed study. Like most, I applaud the vote to remove the traffic light cameras. The revenue for FY 2012 was as follows: Gross Fines Received, $773,532; remitted to state, $405,870; refunds, $650; Camera Vendor charges, $224,841; Net Gain to City, $142,161; minus police review time cost. Adding in the extra level of new operational cost for FY 2013, the actual revenue lost to the city versus the negative impact to public perception is relatively small. Good realistic vote by the Council. We will learn more about Florida Statute 218.503 concerning the emergency status of the city as time progresses. The city does have 45 days to right its affairs and other cities have been in this position. I do hope for the best, especially for the employees of the city. The lack of financial/managerial oversight by the Council was allowed by the lack of involvement and attention by Dunnellon voters. Utility customers in and out of the city are doing their share. They are providing the funds to be borrowed to forestall a complete disaster. This money will be repaid when pigs do indeed learn to fly. Steve Swett, DunnellonRiverland News, Thursday, August 1, 2013 5 FRIENDS SUPER SUMMER BOOK SALE All Proceeds Benefit The Dunnellon Public Library Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3 Library Meeting Room, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1,000s of books every book 50 All Day in the Meeting Room Only: Friday $3.00 Bag of Books Saturday $1.50 Bag of Books PLUS.... Saturday Only: Stop in the Book Store 10:30 a.m. 3 p.m. Everything in the store half price! 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34431 (352) 438-2520 000FHJF Friends Of The Dunnellon Public Library 000FG7F 000FKKL 000FM1E Grooming Baths 20491 The Granada Dunnellon 489-0667 489-0667 30 30 YEARS YEARS EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE Are you looking for me? 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Officials should be acutely aware of how they intend to guide the citizens from the ashes of this current quagmire, and into a better, well-executed vision, one which will provide an infusion into a dwindling tax base. Frankly, if no one has a plan, well be back in this same position in four years. Its time for our elected leaders to tell us what they envision for the future of Dunnellon, and how exactly theyre going to get us there and how we can all play a pivotal role in shaping the towns future. Instead of tapping into financial resources we dont have, the City Council needs to tap into its No. 1 resource: its citizens. The Council needs to bring them into a room, and let them speak. They need to let them share their ideas, and the Council needs to remain quiet. Then, the Council needs to come up with a course of action and show us they can get it done. Otherwise, discussions and plans of how we can survive the current situation are moot. Because telling us we need to focus on the now, not the future is just as reckless as not accepting a share of the blame. OTHER continued from page 4 S OCIAL continued from page 4


told my husband about my idea and he said, you created a monster, Heesch recalled. He was right. We have clothes all over the spare bedroom and office. During the month of July, she sends out emails and fliers to schools, publications, churches and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church food pantry to notify the residents that new and used clothing is needed and will be distributed to those in need on Aug. 8. I sent information to all the schools in the immediate area, those in driving distance and even to Citrus County, she said. Filling out a lot of forms and providing information that they are a nonprofit organization has resulted in Heesch receiving a $300 grant from the Diocese of Orlando and many gift cards. On their Family Community Day, the Bob Evans restaurant donates 15 percent of a customers food bill if they have a flier supporting Clothe the Children. The local Knights of Columbus Council No. 8510 has already donated 24 warm coats for the program, half for girls and half for boys. The money collected is used to purchase clothes, underwear and socks and the two women doing the shopping since this all started are Morana and Joan Gesek. We think alike and work well together, Gesek said of her shopping partner Morana. We have already gone shopping once and we will go again next week. We hit all the sale racks. After the purchases are made and all the used clothing is washed, the A&RS ladies arrange the clothes on large tables according to size. Families participating in the Clothe the Children drive will need to provide identification and fill out forms showing the programs they are on and the names and ages of the children. There are about 12 A&RS women who help with this big event. A volunteer goes with each child to find their size and help them pick out one new outfit, two used outfits, underwear and socks. We have this on a Thursday, which is the same day as our food pantry because they are the people that really need the clothes, Heesch said. Last year, we had 43 families and helped 107 children and we expect there to be more this year. Donations of clothing can be dropped off at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 7525 U.S. 41 in Dunnellon. The actual Clothe the Children distribution will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the church hall. For information, call 4895954.Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at Augie@ ThingsinTown.com. Connie S. Young, 68Connie S. Young, 68, of Dunnellon, died Monday at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Pomeroy, Pa., to the late Wilson and Sarah (Nettle) Plank, she is survived by her husband, George W. Young; son, Philip Brubaker; brother, Wilson Plank; step-daughters, Barbara Murray and Natalie Funt; and five grandhildren. A memorial celebration of her life will be planned for a later date. Funeral arrangements under the care of the Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon, 352-489-2429. David W. Abbott, 92David W. Abbott born July 20, 1921 and died July 22, 2013. He lived in Dunnellon for almost 30 years before moving to New Hampshire 10 weeks ago to be cared for by his daughter. He was predeased by his wife of 52 years, Marion, 14 years ago. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Grace; and son, Stephen B. Abbott. No funeral or memorial service is planned. According to my calculations, summer is half over. I am not quite sure how this came about but the calendar has never lied to me before. It has confused me and taunted me but it has never lied to me. Looking at my calendar I can see no lazy days of summer noted anywhere in the foreseeable future. I am not sure if this is an oversight on my part and that I should have at least penciled in one lazy day of summer or if those lazy days of summer are a thing of the past. I sure hope it is not the latter. I can hardly imagine a world without any lazy days of summer. It just would not be summer in my opinion. This probably is the price people pay for getting old. When I was young most of my summer was filled with lazy days where I practiced the fine art of doing nothing. Oh how I yearn for the return of those good old days of yesteryear. Someone once told me, Sonny, dont ever grow old. At the time, I did not know what he meant. I assumed he was referring to his loss of hair or arthritis in his joints or forgetting things. I thought that was what it meant to grow old. He meant nothing of the sort. Now that I am old, I understand exactly what he was warning. There is no doubt in my mind; he was bemoaning the fact that his lazy days were gone. Perhaps, he was envious of the fact that at the time I had loads and loads of lazy days on my hands. I did not know just how rich I was. Now I do, but it is too late. Where have all those lazy days gone? I was whining about this to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage hoping to get some empathy at least. Instead of sympathizing with me, all she did was look at me and say in that tone of voice that I know so well, You just want an excuse to do nothing. To which I replied most sharply, I dont need an excuse to do nothing, all I need is an opportunity. Thinking about what I said I discovered there was more wisdom in that one sentence than anything else I have ever said. I had to sit in the corner for a few moments recovering from the shock of saying something with wisdom in it. I probably say many things with wisdom in it without even thinking. In fact, I am good at saying many things without thinking. Although I may not be good at a wide variety of things, I have mastered the art of doing nothing. I can do nothing better than I can do anything. Of course, I do not have too many opportunities to do anything; I have more opportunities to do nothing. If I had my choice, I would rather do nothing than anything. My philosophy is simply this, why be good at nothing and Church to host Saturday SupperThe Third Saturday Supper will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 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.New womens Bible study slatedNew Womens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womans Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For more information check us out in Facebook at One Womans Prayer.Church hosts bingo weeklySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church hosts bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Prizes up to $250. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40.6 Riverland News, Thursday, August 1, 2013 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 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 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 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 Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . 4:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000EHXG DUNNELLONFIRST UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCH21501 W. Highway 40Rev. Eddie Fulford, PastorSunday Communion Worship Service8:00 AM Praise Worship9:30 AM Traditional Worship11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School9:30 AM & 11:00 AMBuilding the Kingdom in Everything We Do352-489-4026www.fumc-dunnellon.org000EHXO 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Jean H. Desir, Pastor 000EHWZ 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 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 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 000FMQY Whatever became of those lazy days of summer?OUT TO PASTOR CHURCH NOTES OBITUARIES See PASTOR page 7 Rev. James Snyder EVENT continued from page 1 AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsJudie Heesch sorts through used clothes, which will be cleaned, and given away during the Clothe the Children event. CERT training slated to begin Sept. 6 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office at 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training, which is available either from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the series and the CPR and last class are mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of lifethreatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. There is no cost for the program. For information or an application, call Bob Conn, trainer, at 352-812-0853. All applications must be in by Aug. 17.


CareGiver Support Group meeting setThe local CareGiver Support Group meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Tuesdays monthly at the First United Methodist Church, West Building, on West State Road 40. The group shares information and access to resources that can help care givers be more effective. For information, email rhenton584@aol.com. Hospice COPD Support Group to meet Hospice of Marion County invites you to the only COPD Support Group in the county. The group is for anyone with breathing concerns and those who care about someone with a breathing problem. It is a positive environment providing education and support. The Ocala Airheads meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday monthly at the West Marion Medical Plaza in the second floor community room. For information, call Leigh Hutson at 352-484-5458.AA group meets weekly at Monroe HouseLight in Dark Places, an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group, meets at noon Mondays at the Monroe House at 20831 Powell Road in Dunnellon. The public is welcome. For information, visit www.ncinter group.com or call the AA Hotline at 352-621-0599.Nar-Anon hosts weekly meetingsThe Nar-Anon Family Group hosts the Together We Grow meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204. NarAnon is for family and friends of addicts, sharing experiences, strength, hope, and providing a path to serenity and peace of mind. For information, visit www.NARANONFL.org.Forget-Me-Not open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-MeNot Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. Trained volunteers provide activities and refreshments. For information, call Grace Burks at 489-2580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963.Reformers Unanimous meetings slatedReformers Unanimous is an addictions program developed from more than a decade of experience, and is the fastest growing faith-based addictions program in America. Meetings are directed not toward a specific addiction, but toward overcoming any addiction through the Higher Power that is Jesus Christ. For information, as well as success testimonies, visit the national website at www.reformu.com. Local meetings are at 7 p.m. Fridays at Riverland Baptist Church, one mile north of State Road 40 on U.S. 41. not put it to good use? I have invested a lot of time and energy into doing nothing and I am concerned that not having an opportunity to do nothing I might forget the finesse associated with that art. I do not get a chance very often to do nothing so I am anxious to practice the skills associated with nothing. In this regard, my calendar has not been very cooperative. Where are those lazy days of summer where I can do nothing? Not only has my calendar not been cooperative but also my wife has been the epitome of obstruction in this pursuit of mine. Just when I think a lazy day is looming on the horizon, she comes up with something for me to do. Even though all I wanted to do was nothing, she insists that I do her something. Either I do her something or else. I do not want to do her or else for nothing. Those lazy days of summer were the perfect opportunity to perfect the fine art of doing nothing. Regretfully I have to honestly face the fact that those times are far behind me. No more lazy days of summer for me. At least not as many as there used to be. The old preacher in Ecclesiastes was right when he said, To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV). I can look back with a sense of satisfaction and know that when I did have those lazy days of summer I put them to good use and developed skill in doing nothing. I know before me are some days when I will not have the strength or energy to do anything, then my ability to do nothing will come in good use. I think it is quite important to live in the time at hand. The apostle Paul understood this when he wrote, And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. (Romans 13:11 KJV). Now that I am older, (and whos to say how much older I will get) I can say with a good deal of expertise, never grow old. By that I mean, never forget those lazy days of summer. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His website is www.jamessnyder ministries.com. 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Pine Ave. Ocala Serving West Marion County: (TimberRidge Professional Center) 9401 SW Hwy 200, Ste 501, Ocala Serving The Villages, Lake & Sumter Counties: 848 S. Main Street, Wildwood PAIN MANAGEMENT Auto Accidents Spasticity from Disease or Injury Back Pain Causalgia Neck Pain Cervical Radiculopathy Headache Sympathetic Dystrophy Shingles Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Failed Back Syndrome Sciatica Spinal Stenosis Bone/Joint Pain Cancer Pain Ligament Pain Facial Pain Arthritis Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Fibromyalgia Phantom Limb Pain Disc problems on the Back and Neck Limb Pain from Vascular Insufficiency Chronic Pain Syndromes Church to host LIFT Ministry Join the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) Ministry. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer, and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If child care is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the last Wednesday monthly. For information about this ministry, email Cindy Greaves at RSVChurch@ gmail.com or call the church at 489-0249. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 SW 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41. CHURCH NEWS PASTORcontinued from page 6 Pedal power JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsRod and Stacy Cotton, left and middle, and Kobe Gaglione guide their paddleboat into the beach area recently at Chaplin A. Dinkins III Memorial Park. The family was enjoying a day on the water during the recent break in rainfall. SUPPORT GROUPS


8 Riverland News, Thursday, August 1, 2013 ABOVE: Carl Boos served as guest dealer at one of the many black jack tables during Casino Night. Here, Boos deals cards to players during a game. LEFT: Dennis Emery gives Jeanette McWilliams a tutorial about how to play craps and how bets are placed prior to the Las Vegas-style games beginning at Casino Night. BELOW: A participant at Casino Night places a bet as other players wait for a game of roulette to start. ABOVE: Participants for the inaugural Casino Night, hosted by American Legion Post No. 58 and sponsored by the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, participate in game of Texas Hold Em. BELOW: Larry Winkler, a former mayor of the city of Dunnellon, ponders a bet while playing Texas Hold Em. Janet Pigeon watches the dice roll across the craps table as other players and the game monitors keep track of the red dice as well on Saturday at American Legion Post No. 58 during the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerces inaugural Casino Night. The event drew more than 80 participants who enjoyed playing in a variety of Las Vegas-style games such as hold em, black jack, craps and roulette. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News


Karen Hill, executive director of the Marion County Literacy Council, was presented with a $500 donation from the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop ladies in response to an appeal by LerVerne Jacobs, volunteer board member. Although the Community Thrift Shop primarily donates its profits to Dunnellon organizations, schools and individuals, members were shocked to learn there is 19-percent illiteracy in Marion County and felt the need to do what they could to assure this Ocalabased program will continue. The program, whose slogan is Changing Lives One Word at a Time, currently has 276 adults enrolled and a waiting list of more than 50, all hoping to better themselves. It offers each person an initial in-depth evaluation to pinpoint specific skills needed before they begin working with volunteer tutors who teach reading and math. All are eager to learn and many continue until they are ready to take the GED test. According to Hill, most of the individuals seeking help are on or below the poverty line and paying the $30 onetime registration fee is nearly impossible, even when adjusted on a sliding scale. The cost of materials and books continues to rise as does the number of those requesting assistance. For information, or for those interested in becoming a tutor, call the Marion County Literacy Council at 352-690-7323. In keeping with The Community Thrift Shops current focus on education, the ladies not only voted to support the Literacy Council, but to give $250 checks to the principals at Romeo and Dunnellon elementary, Dunnellon Middle and Dunnellon High schools. These funds will be used at each principals discretion for local children in need. The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop is at 20815 W. Pennsylvania Avenue. Its members meet monthly in addition to working in the shop. New members interested in helping the community are welcome. Agency needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021.American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. No dinner will be served. The Womens Auxiliary meetings have been suspended until September. Bingo is at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The outdoor flea market and pancake breakfast will resume Sept. 21.Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announces 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.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. Riverland News, Thursday, August 1, 2013 9 000FMF0 HEARING AIDS G ENESIS Hearing Care, Inc. A New Beginning in Better Hearing WE WILL BEAT ALL PRICES (Bring Competitors Ad!) O pen M on.Fri 9am-4pm P lease call for appointment. 489-9479 100% Digital Custom Instrument We will test anybody! 100% 30-Day Money Back Guarantee Budget Aids From $295 Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only. Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. 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TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 000FKO2 CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING B EAT T HE H EAT W ITH S IZZLING S UMMER S PECIALS Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 25 Years Carpet Cleaning Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 $ 18 Per Room 3 room minimum 000FLTS Sheriffs office to host Citizens Academy The Marion County Sheriffs Citizens Academy and Partnership (CAP) program, a free 12-week educational course about the operations of the sheriffs office, is accepting applications for the fall course. The Marion County Sheriffs Office will host a class from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 27, at the MCSO Central Operations, 3300 NW 10th Street, Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room. To register, contact Carolyn Fender at 352-368-3551 or CFender@marionso.com On Top of the World will host a class from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, beginning Aug. 29, at its Master the Possibilities learning center. Registration for the OTOW class is open to the public, but must be done through Master the Possibilities by calling 352-854-3699 or online at MasterThePossibilities.com. All students must complete the application form found on marionso.com. During the program, MCSO staff will highlight all units within the Sheriffs Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, corrections and prosecution. After graduation, students will be offered an exclusive chance to obtain their concealed weapons license through a firearms safety course instructed by Sheriff Chris Blair. Special to the Riverland News Thrift Shop gives to Literacy Council Photo by Joann McCullough:Thrift Shop volunteers, from left, Olivia Pryor and Barbara Brown present a check for $500 to Karen Hill, Marion County Literacy Council executive director. COMMUNITY BRIEFS Special to the Riverland News WE WANT YOUR NEWSThe Riverland News seeks community news announcmenets such as first birthdays, births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries. To submit news, email Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@riverlandnews.com. Photos must be high-resolution images. Print photos can be scanned at our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave.


Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending July 28: Citrus County USBC Sweeper: The GCUSBCsponsored Doubles Sweeper will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Parkview Lanes, and bowlers may register beginning at 6. The cost is $40 per team, cash only, and payoffs will be made immediately following the tourney. The tourney is handicapped at 100 percent of 230 (150 minimum average). For information, call the Center at 489-6933. Suncoast Seniors 12-Week Mixed League meeting: The inaugural meeting of the SunCoast Seniors 12-week league will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27. The league will bowl at 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 3 through Nov. 19. The cost is $12 per week ($3 prize money). For information or to register, call the Center at 489-6933. Scratch League Meeting: The Tuesday Night Scratch league meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. Dorine Fugere (352-697-2675) is organizing the league. The exact format of the league (team members, team average cap, season length, etc.) will be determined at the meeting. Monday Summer Special: Handicap: Merrill Barlow 277, 765; Bill Levert 273; Eddie Corbitt 745; Christina Tidwell 284, 809; Jacque Iverson 259; Saad Bouve 729. Scratch: Bill Levert 223; Wes Foley 216; John Schott 579; Eddie Corbitt 577; Jacque Iverson 189, 515; Saad Bouve 187, 525. Tuesday Summer NoTap Tourney: Handicap: Shorty Williams 853; Joe Markham 836; Pat Honaker 803. Young & Restless: Handicap, Youth: Sean Anderson 260; Samantha Marchant 258, 707; Mackenzie Scordato 258; Michael Andriuolo 722. Handicap, Adult: Denise Griffin 288, 720; Bryan Craig 272; Rosalin Holmes 724. Scratch, Youth: Matt Allen 215, 567; Michael Andriuolo 210, 581. Scratch, Adult: Denise Griffin 256; Charlie Stein 254, 684; Brian Carney 642. Wednesday Night Scratch: Scratch: Sam Bass 279, 796; Matt OBrien 726; Dorine Fugere 247, 683; Stephanie Flory 227, 592. Womens Summer Trio: Handicap: Betty Chapman 243; Marilyn Seymour 239, 647; Judi Summers 652. Scratch: Marilyn Seymour 183, 479; Betty Chapman 177; Trina Paliwoda 435. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Blane Myers 282, 774; Jerry Ness 263, 731; Dawn Dearlove 261; Thia Williams 256, 732; Carolyn Handley 723. Scratch: Jerry Ness 234, 644; Blane Myers 214, 570; Dawn Dearlove 200, 535; Carolyn Handley 177, 489. Bowlers of the Week: Samantha Marchant, 62 pins over his average, Christina Tidwell, 119 pins over her average, and Sam Bass, 154 pins over his average. Golf course hosting Twlight League gamesRainbows End Golf Courses Tuesday Twilight League has begun. The points game starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through October. Entry fee is $20 and includes fees, cart, closest to pin prize, year ending championship and three-place payout prizes. The event is open to all players. Show up by 5:15 p.m. and the pro shop will establish your points quota. Also, a side skins game is available. For information, call 489-4566 to reserve a spot. The event is limited to the first 40 players.Church to host flag football leagueRegistration is now open for all boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade in Marion County for Upward Flag Football or Cheerleading at Joy Lutheran Peach Church, 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Registration forms are available from the church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration should be completed before Aug. 21 when individual evaluations begin. The cost is $65 for football and includes a jersey, belt and flags, car magnet and end-ofseason award. Cheerleading costs $65 and includes a uniform, megaphone, poms, hair ribbon, car magnet and end-of-season award. Practice begins Tuesday, Sept. 10, and the first game is Saturday, Sept. 28, at Joy Lutheran Church Hope Field. The last game and award ceremony is Saturday, Nov. 23. 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A12 Riverland News, Thursday, August 1, 2013 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 498-0801 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice Under Fictitious Name Law, pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Undersigned, Doing with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, Tallahassee, Florida. DATED this 19th day of July, 2013 /s/Lisa Owens August 1, 2013 business as: Magical Wilde Clips at 18651 N. US Hwy 301, Suite A-3, Citra, Florida in MARION County desiring to engage in business under a fictitious name intends to register said name 407-0801 THCRN PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS #BID2013-03 CITYATTORNEY The City of Dunnellon is seeking applications for the position of City Attorney, Applicants must be in good standing of the Florida Bar continuously for the prevuous five years with established practice in North Central Florida. The City Attorney will be appointed by the Dunnellon City Council. request for Proposals and Guildelines for Application can be obtained at http//www.dunnellon.org/Bids.aspx or call 352-465-8500. One Master and six copies of the application must be in a sealed envelope marked Request for Proposal #BID2013-03, City Attorney: and submitted to the City Clerk at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL34431 no later than 2:00 P.M. on August 29, 2013. The City of Dunnellon reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. EOE Sincerely, August 1, 2013 Dawn m. Bowne, cmc City Clerk 485-0801 RIV 08/07/13 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating the bi-monthly Board River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. August 1, 2013 of Directors meeting on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal 403-0801 RIV 08/15 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 8/15/13 at 10:00 A.M. at 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 SALE 08/15/13 10:00 AM 1994 CHEV CAPRICE CLSC LS/IMPALASS 1G1BN52P6RR108139 August 1, 2013 404-0801 RIV 8/12/13 sale date PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Tow Pros Of Ocala gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 8/12/13 at 405-0801 RIV 08/19 Sale Date NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 8/19/13 at 9:00 am at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1994 FORD VIN# 499-0801 RIV 08/16 sale PUBLIC NOTICE UNCLAIMED VEHICLE AUCTION The following vehicle(s) will be sold for charges due on 08/16/2013 at 8:00 A.M. 1997 ACURAVIN# 19UYA1258VL017697 1998 FORD VIN# 1FMZU34E0WUB09347 2000 DODGE VIN# 1B3EJ46C4YN238025K Address where vehicle(s) are stored and will be sold: Scrambletown Wrecker Service 15679 NE HWY. 314, SILVER SPRINGS, FL34488 352-625-2444. Scrambletown Wrecker Service reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. August 1, 2013 KNJLT06H3R6142996 August 1, 2013 8:00 am at 1914 N. Magnolia Ave Ocala, FL 34475, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Tow Pros of Ocala reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2007 CHEV VIN# 1G1AK15F277268849 August 1, 2013 4060801 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS #BID2013-02 SPECIALMAGISTRATE SERVICES The City of Dunnellon is seeking an attorney interested in serving as Special Magistrate for the City of Dunnellon. Requirements: member of the Florida Bar with no less than 5 years experience in municipal law in Florida, experience as special magistrate preferred. Contract position with limited hours depending on code cases and red light camera administrative appeals filed. Submission deadline no later than 2:00 p.m. on August 15, 2013. Detailed specifications and application can be obtained at http://www.dunnellon.org/Bids.aspx or call 352-465-8500. Application must be in a sealed envelope with requested compensation and marked Request for Proposal #BID2013-02, Special Magistrate to the City Clerk at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL34431. The City of Dunnellon reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. EOE. August 1, 2013 402-0822 RIV Greenfield, Cecil P. File No. 2011-43142 Citation Public Notice At a Surrogates Court of the State of New York, held in and For the County of Steuben, at Bath, New York, on the 15TH day of July, 2013 Present: Hon. Marianne Furfure Surrogate STATE OF NEWYORK: COUNTY OF STEUBEN SURROGATES COURT In the Matter of the Estate of CECIL P. GREENFIELD Deceased File No. 2011-43142 ORDER FOR SER VICE BY PUBLICA TION Upon reading and filing the Affidavit for Service by Publication of PETER J. DEGNAN, ESQ. Attorney for Petitioner, sworn to the 24th day of June, 2013 and a Citation having been duly issued in the above-entitled matter, and proof having been produced to my satisfaction that the place or places of residence of all unknown/known next of kin and distributees of Cecil P. Greenfield, deceased, if any there be, who and whose existence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained and if any such heir at law or next of kin, or distributee has died subsequent to the death of Cecil P. Greenfield, deceased, the unknown husbands, wives, widows, heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, and assignees, grantees, or persons, if any there be and whose names and places of residence and post office addresses are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertafued; and all other persons in any manner interested, directly or indirectly, in the estate of which Cecil P. Greenfield died seized and possessed, who and whose name and places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained; Cecil P. Greenfield having been at the time of his death a resident of Greenwood, New York, and that personal service or service by certified mail of the Citation cannot with due diligence be made upon them within or without the State of New York; and it appearing that the aggregate valueof the interest in the estate of all persons to be served by publication amounts to $-0-, it is ORDERED that the service of the Citation herein upon Milan Ordiway or his heirs or distributees if deceased be made by publication pursuant to CPLR 316, by publishing the Citation in one newspaper, the Riverland News, being a newspaper printed and published in Marion County, in the State of Florida, once in each of four successive weeks, which is the time I deem reasonable; and in the exercise of the discretion of the Court pursuant to SCPA Section 307(3)(a), and it is further ORDERED, that the publication of the Citation alone without the notice or the description of any real property affected by this proceeding (provided for by CPLR 316(a) (except to the extent the same shall be included in such Citation) shall constitute full compliance with this Order. STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF STEUBEN SURROGATES COURT File No. 2011-43142 CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: MILAN JAKE ORDIWAY, such person being the distribute of CECIL P. GREENFIELD deceased, whose estate is involved in these proceedings, and if such person is dead, his executors, administrators, distributees, legatees, and devisees, and all persons who by purchase by inheritance or otherwise have or claim to have an interest in these proceedings derived through the said MILAN JAKE ORDIWAY or his executors, administrators, distributees, legatees, devisees, and other persons, if any there be, and whose names and addresses are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained by the Petioioner herein, being the persons interested as otherwise in the Estate of Cecil P. Greenfield; deceased, who at the time of his death was a resident of Steuben County, New York. A Petition having been duly filed by JAMES D. GREENFIELD who is domiciled at 29 Baker Street, Andover, New York, 14806, (previously 36 Pine Street, Wellsvile, New York). YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogates Court, Steuben County, at Bath, New York, on the 3rd day of September, 2013, at Nine OClock in the forenoon why a decree should not be made in the Estate of Cecil P. Greenfield, lately domiciled at 3941 County Route 28, Greenwood, New York, 14839, admitting to probate a Will dated March IS, 2004, a copy of which is attached, as the Will of deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing .that Letters Testamentary issue to James D. Greenfield. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF we have caused the seal of our Surrogates Court to be hereunto affixed. Witness: Hon. Marianne Furfure, Surrogate of th County of Steu b, S ate of New York, this 15th day of July, 2013. /S/Katherine Patterson-Lyle, Chief of tSteuben County Surrogates Court To: Peter-J.Degnan, Esq., 35 Glen Street, Suite A, Alfred, New York 14802, 607-587-8188 LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT I, CECIL PAUL GREENFIELD, residing in the Town of Andover, County of Steuben and State of New York, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my Last. Will and Testament. FIRST: I hereby revoke all wills and codicils by me at any time heretofore made. SECOND: I authorize my executor or substitute executor to pay all expenses related to the administration of my estate without prior approval of the Surrogates Court, including, but not limited to, legal debts, funeral expenses, court fees, appraisal fees, taxes, commissions, legal fees and similar expenses. THIRD: All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, including any property over which Imay have any power of testamentary disposition, I devise and bequeath to my nephew, BRIAN GREENFIELD, of Scio, New York. FOURTH: If any person who may be interested in my estate dies at the same time as I do or under such circumstances that it would be impossible or difficult to determine which of us died first, then it shall be presumed that such person predeceased me. FIFTH: I direct that all estate, transfer or death taxes imposed upon my estate with regard to property passing WJder this wm, shall be paid by my executor or substitute executor, out of my resid e te without apportionment to any specific bequests. SlXTH: I appoint my brother, JAMES D. GREENFIELD, of Andover, New York, executor of my Will, and in the event that my brother shall predecease me or shall fail to qualify, die, resign or cease to act for any reason as executor, I appoint my nephew, BRIAN GREENFIELD, as substitute executor in place of my said brother. I direct that my said executor or substitute executor shall serve without bond including the bond specified in Surrogates Court Procedure Act Section 2310(5). SEVENTH: I authorize my executor in his discretion, and likewise my substitute executor, with respect to all property, real and personal, at the time forming part of my estate, in addition to powers conferred by law, to sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of realty and personalty, publicly or privately, wholly or partly on credit or for any consideration, and to grant options for the purchase, exchange or other disposition of any of said property IN WITNESS WHEREOF I sign, publish and declare this as my Last Will and Testament, in the presence of the persons witnessing it at my request this 15th day of March, 2004. /S/ ANDREW CORNELL residing at WELLCAILLE, NEW YORK /S/ SANDRA L. VANCIAE residing at ANDOVER, NEWYORK Published August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2013 400-0808 RIVEstate of: Wright, Samuel 2013CP-1112 Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number.: 2013 CP-1112 INRE: ESTATE OF SAMUEL S. WRIGHT a/k/a SAMUEL SNOWDEN WRIGHT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SAMUEL S. WRIGHT /a/k/a SAMUEL SNOWDEN WRIGHT, deceased, whose date of death was on or about June 4, 2013, File Number 2013CP1112, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 1, 2013. Personal Representative:/s/RUTH TOLRICO WRIGHT Estate of SAMUEL S. WRIGHT a/k/a SAMUEL SNOWDEN WRIGHT 144 Harvard Drive, Lake Worth, Florida 33460 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ ROBERT J. REYNOLDS Florida Bar No.: 0021415 Primary E-Mail Address: brettandreynoldspa@gmail.com BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A., 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122 Ocala, Florida 34481 Telephone: (352) 854-4011 August 1 & 8, 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. 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thing, said Matt Mitchell, Bureau of Design and Construction chief with the Department of Environmental Protection. Were very excited about the project. Its coming along; its really starting to take shape. He said the 12-footwide, 280-foot bridge has scenic overlooks. It is all-new construction and does not use the old railroad trestle. Mitchell said as of July 19, the project was 30 percent complete. Were looking at a January 2014 completion, barring unexpected delays. The new trail, through a dense wetland close to the edge of the Rainbow River, has maintained the tree canopy, a concern when the project was initially discussed. Closing the remainder of the Dunnellon gap has been an ongoing priority of the Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation. It has identified that area as part of its proposed Heart of Florida Greenway Loop that links together five regional trails. Patrick Gillespie, DEP spokesman, said there is a vision to connect the Dunnellon Trail project on the Cross Florida Greenway with the Withlacoochee State Trail. He added the exact route has not been identified and the connection is not currently funded. He said there is a general idea of how they could connect, but they do not have a time frame for when it might happen.Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352-564-2924 or pfaherty@chronicle online.com. Closing a gap in the regional trail system could hinge on the proposed Levy County nuclear plant getting its federal operating license. The gap well known to local trail enthusiasts is a 40-mile stretch between Dunnellon and Chiefland. It is utility land that has long been discussed for its trail potential. Samantha Browne, interim chief at the Office of Greenways and Trails, said it has been talked about for at least 20 years, with Duke Energy and predecessors Progress Energy and Florida Power Corp. Its a perfect place for a trail, she said. Its an old rail line weve thought would make an ideal trail. The gap is a priority on the Florida Greenways and Trails System 2013-2017 plan. It would connect the Cross Florida Greenway Trail to the Nature Coast Trail. A connection is also in the works for a Dunnellon link to the Withlacoochee State Trail. Browne said her agency has been working with Duke on the idea for several years, and it is now a possibility with the permit in for the nuclear plant. The company will need some access across state land, which would be part of an agreement. If Dukes required access exceeded the value of the trail, revenue from that access would be used to develop the trail. The 18-foot trail easement could contain transmission lines. Browne said they would have educational signs letting the public know the power company had provided the easement. As part of preconstruction costs for the nuclear plant, Duke authorized a contract for surveying and mapping the 40-mile bike trail. Duke also authorized design, permitting and construction of a 3.2mile, 12-foot-wide, multiuse paved trail on the Marjorie Harris Cross Florida Greenway. Duke spokeswoman Heather Danenhower explained that as part of the easement the company received on the Cross Florida Greenway, it agreed to provide two things; the first was the construction of approximately 3.2 miles of paved recreation trail on the greenway. For this, Duke agreed to oversee design, permitting and construction. This project is an extension of the Withlacoochee Bay Trail east from Felburn Park and a section of trail on Inglis Island. This portion of work is complete and open to the public. She said the second portion involves conveying an easement to the state over approximately 40 miles of right of way it owns for construction of a recreational trail from Chiefland to Dunnellon. This will not be conveyed until we receive the COL (combined operating license) for the proposed nuclear plant in Levy County from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Danenhower said.Riverland News, Thursday, August 1, 2013 13 000FM0V Starting price at $1,499 on the D105 Tractor; $2,499 on the Z235 Mower; and $2,999 on the X300 Sele ct Series model. Attachments sold separately. Offers subject to availability and may be discontinue d or modified, without notice, at any time. Taxes, setup, delivery and destination charges not incl uded and may increase price. See your participating dealer for details. *The engine horsepower and torque information are provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. Actual operating horsepower and torque will be less. Refer to the engine manufacturers website for additi onal information. **Hour limitations apply and vary by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF & UTILITY EQUIPMENT at dealer for details. John Deeres green and yellow color scheme, the lea ping deer symbol and JOHN DEERE are trademarks of Deere & Company. A0D03KKCU1A54750-00397064 (352) 489-5221 2620 W Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon, FL Barehuggers Inc. Serving Citrus for over 35 years Repairs, Service, Parts Any Make or Model Nuke plant could result in new bicycle trail PAT FAHERTY For the Riverland News BRIDGINGcontinued from page 1 A little assistance from a little sister JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsMolly Mark pulls her brother, Mark, through the cool waters of the Rainbow River recently with the assistance of a noodle at Chaplin A. Dinkins III Memorial Park. Guardian ad Litem seeks volunteers There are about 1,700 children in the Marion, Hernando, Lake, Sumter and Citrus counties, who have been removed from their homes for alleged abuse, abandonment or neglect, who are now part of a dependency court proceeding. These children need someone who will speak up for them, and the Guardian ad Litem program is seeking volunteers. A GAL is a volunteer appointed by the court to advocate for a child. The volunteer works as part of a team with a volunteer supervisor and program attorney. They become familiar with the child and the childs case and make recommendations to the court to help ensure a safe, caring, stable and permanent environment for that child. Persons 21 years of age and older adults between the ages of 19 and 21 are also eligible, working under the guidance and partnership with a certified volunteer GAL who successfully complete the pre-service training program, have a clean criminal background check and are able to be objective are eligible. A GAL must successfully complete 30 hours of preservice training. On average, volunteers spend five to 10 hours a month on a case. Most cases last 10 months. For information, call Lynn Sennett at 352-2745231 or email Lynn.Sennett@gal.fl.gov. For information and an application, visit www.guardian adlitem.org. The next training begins Monday, Aug. 5, at the Ocala Police Department, 402 S. Pine Avenue, Ocala.


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