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Thursday, August 8, 2013 Vol 31 No. 41 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Local man graduates from Navy trainingSpencer Alexander Fenwick has graduated from basic training at the Recruit Training Commander Center in Illinois. He underwent eight weeks of training and will now be stationed at Aviation A School in Pensacola for his training as a boatswains mate/aircraft handler. Fenwick is the son of Cindy Fenwick of Dunnellon and Jet Farugia of Keystone Heights. His girlfriend is Tiffany Linke of Ocala. He is a 2011 graduate of Dunnellon High School.Clothe the Children event todayThe Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will distribute new and used clothing to families in need from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the church hall at 7525 U.S. 41, Dunnellon. Clothe the Children is in its third year and has distributed clothing to more than 100 children in the area. Registration will be held at the door. For information, call Judie Heesch at 489-5954.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. DHS yearbook staffers claim multiple awards Every yearbook must have a theme. So it only stands to reason that every yearbook workshop should have a theme as well. The theme of the Yearbook Connections 40th annual summer workshop was YB Here?!, and the trio of Dunnellon High School students who recently attended had plenty of reasons Y: they won many top honors during the threeday event. The reasons to B there varied from person to person, but the goals for each of the schools attending were essentially the same: to form a theme for the 2014 yearbook and to get prepared for a year of teamwork, writing, photographing, marketing and designing the best yearbook ever. DHS students walked away with first place awards in Theme and Marketing. Editor Laura Riley earned first in Interviewing/ Caption Writing; Christina Bauer earned second in Beginning Layout Design; and the DHS staff earned an award for Most Connected. This workshop was also a transition of sorts for Dunnellon Highs adviser Julie JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsChristina Bauer and Laura Riley, second and third from left, pose with mustaches given to them for participating in the interviewing/caption writing challenge, which Riley won. Students, adviser attend summer workshop Grades for the Marion County Public School District are in, and the results werent pretty. The Florida Department of Education recently released its annual list of grades for elementary and middle schools statewide, and like the rest of the state, new testing and scoring standards impacted Marion County, too. Overall, the number of Arated schools statewide dropped 19 percent. The drop in school grades is a result of dozens of changes to the school-grading formula in recent years, at least some of which made it more difficult for schools to perform well. The state said it is raising the bar to make sure students are fully prepared for college or a career, but the constantly shifting standards have left school districts and school administrators upset. In Marion County, seven of the 41 elementary and middle schools saw their grades remain the same or improve from a year ago. The bad news, though, is 34 schools watched as their letter grade dropped. Locally, Dunnellon Elementary had the highest letter Official grading system takes toll on schools statewide, in county JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Riverland News See YEARBOOK page 8 County reports equine cases Be cautious, officials sayOCALA The Florida Department of Health in Marion County reissued its prevention message for Floridas residents and visitors to protect themselves against eastern equine encephalitis after confirmed cases in northern Marion County near Micanopy. Three horses in the Micanopy area of northwestern Marion County recently tested positive for the eastern equine encephalitis virus. While the chance of humans contracting EEE is low, we still need to take precautions against mosquito bites, said Dan Dooley, Environmental Health administrator at the Florida Department of Health in Marion County. These precautions will be important to limiting the spread of mosquito-borne diseases to humans. Mosquito-borne infections such as EEE can cause headache, fever, dizziness, confusion, movement disorders and coma. Physicians should contact the local county health department if they suspect an individual may have a mosquitoborne illness. Horse and livestock owners should contact their veterinarians about vaccinations against mosquito borne diseases. There is no human vaccine for preventing EEE. The best defense against these viruses is prevention. The best preventive measure for residents living in areas infested See GRADES page 3 Special to the Riverland News See EQUINE page 2 Worldly experience Photos courtsey of IPC Athletics World ChampionshipsRegas Woods, right, makes his way down the track while competting in his signature event, the 200-meter run, during the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, which finished July 29 in Lyon, France. Woods set a personal-best in the event, completing it in slightly more than 26 seconds. The Dunnellon resident also competed in the 100-meter dash and the long jump. Local man gains invaluable insight at IPC championships Regas Woods may have not brought home hardware from the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, which finished July 29 in Lyon, France. But what the 1997 Dunnellon High School graduate did bring home was a wealth of knowledge, experience and a better understanding of just what it means to a world-class athlete, able-bodied or not. It was overwhelming, but at the same time, it was exciting, he said about competing in the event. I was finally there. The people, the crowd, they were just amazing. The energy from everyone was surreal. People were taking pictures and asking for autographs. I was treated like a real professional athlete. Its a whole different ball game overseas, the athletes arent treated any differently. The competition was great, I met a lot of people and we shared different techniques. I made a lot of new friends. Im looking forward to the next session, to next year. While Woods might not have medaled in his three events the 100and 200-meter runs and the long jump he did come away with personal records in both sprint events, and he certainly wasnt disappointed with his performance in the long jump. Woods, one of the founders of the Never Say Never Foundation, finished the 100meter run in 13.5 seconds and completed the 200-meter See W OR LDL Y page 2 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Spencer Fenwick Regas Woods soars through the air during long jump competition at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France.


CIA to host Harlem Legends showChristians United in Action (CIA) will host the Harlem Legends Celebrity Basketball show at 5 p.m. Aug. 31 at at Dunnellon High School. The halftime entertainment will feature No Slack, a Motown Group from Tampa. Tickets are $10 each. For more information or donations, call Geri Davis at 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun at 465-8660.Climate change forum slated Aug. 17Organizing for Action-Dunnellon, in partnership with Citizens Alliance Network Dunnellon Outreach, will host a forum about climate change from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 at the Dunnellon Public Library. Dr. Wendell Cropper from University of Florida will be the guest speaker. He is currently an associate professor of Biological Process Modeling at the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida. Mike Kennedy from Duke Energy and Rick Zay from Solar will also speak at the event. Dale Crider, Florida environmental folk singer, will perform a set of songs about the climate change theme. For information, call Jonathan Brainard at 407-491-8158 or email jonbrainard@ gmail.com.Park to participate in nationwide eventRainbow Springs State Park will participate in National Public Lands Day from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The event, titled Fun in the Sun, will also feature a drum circle. The event will allow participants to visit with rangers, see educational exhibits, live animal displays, guided tours and discuss volunteer opportunities with Rainbow Volunteers. Everyone can participate in the Sidewalk Chalk Free for all. The drum circle will feature dancers, extra drums and some fun items for the kids. Admission to the park is $2. For information about the Drum Circle, email b.seth@gmail.com. For information about the Fun in the Sun event, call 465-8555. with mosquitoes that carry an EEE virus is to eliminate the places where the mosquito lays her eggs, primarily artificial containers that hold water. To prevent mosquitoes from living and multiplying around your home or business: Drain water from garbage cans, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flowerpots or any other containers where sprinkler or rainwater has collected. Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that arent being used. Empty and clean birdbaths and pets water bowls at least once or twice a week. Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that dont accumulate water. Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. Cover your skin with: Clothing If you must be outside when mosquitoes are active, cover up. Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeves. Repellent Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with 10-30 percent DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old. Cover doors and windows with screens: Keep mosquitoes out of your house. Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios. For information visit the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Epidemiology website at www.FloridasHealth. com/Environment/ medicine/arbovi ral or call the Bureaus hotline at 888-880-5782, or the Department of Health in Marion County for information at 352-622-7744. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, August 8, 2013 or Bifocals $ 12 9 Eyecare Express SAME DAY SERVICE Even Bifocals & Safety Glasses *CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS APPLY. 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Classes Saturday or Sunday Call for appointment Classroom Facility With On-Site Shooting Range Protect yourself legally GUN CLASSES CONCEALED WEAPON PERMITS 000FKKL 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000FLY2 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR Cant Afford Lawn Spray? THINK AGAIN! 1/3 Acre $ 60 00 Lawn & Bushes for Chinch Bugs, Ants, Brown Spots, Webworm, Fungus, Weed Control & Black Grasshoppers. No Contracts Required. EQUINE continued from page 1 NEWS NOTES Photo courtsey of IPC Athletics World ChampionshipsRegas Woods, second from right, and other competitors in the 200-meter run make their way out of the starting blocks. in 26-plus seconds. In the long jump, he registered a mark of 16 feet, 6 inches, or 5.03 meters, not bad for an athlete competing in the event for just the second time in his career. I couldnt get a get good jump, Woods said. I was jumping out far enough to medal, but my left leg, it just kept dragging on my way down and thats where officials kept marking the spot. I havent been doing (the long jump) that long, so its a simple mistake that can be corrected. You learn from your mistakes. Ive seen where I have to get stronger. As far as his endeavors in the running events, Woods attributed part of his struggles to his aging running blades. I have to get some more running legs made, explained Woods, who won the U.S National championship in the 200, his signature event, and finished second in the 100. They are older, and basically had enough. It was time for some new ones, its time for new improvements for socket designs and then I can do more training. France wasnt the lone European country where Woods competed. Shortly after the IPC Athletics World Championships wrapped up, the lifelong Dunnellon resident made the short trek to London, where he competed in the Olympic Anniversary Games at the countrys Olympic Stadium. There, Woods participated in the 200-meter run, finishing sixth in the world; however, equipment failure stymied his ability to bring home a medal. I had already watched two guys wipe out, he said. We were in front of a crowd of 65,000, on national television the last thing I wanted people to remember was seeing me wipe out, getting road rash or injured worse. When I came around the turn in the 200, I just wanted to let everything out, but I could feel the leg giving out and just didnt want to push it anymore than I could. Im not making excuses, theres no need for that. I felt like I performed great, and I wouldnt change the experience of it for anything, it was amazing. Performing in front of 60,000-plus people wasnt nerve-racking, Wood said. Oh my goodness, the energy level was amazing, he explained. Every athlete was just feeding off of it. I cannot wait to experience that type of atmosphere again. Now Woods has his sights set on acquiring new running blades and training, or as much training has he can accomplish before the start of the 2014 schedule. He noted the foreign athletes are paid, just as regular Olympic athletes worldwide. U.S. Paralympic athletes arent paid, requiring them to train as their schedule allows. Woods said while its disappointing, he wont let it deter him in preparing for 2014. Im not going to wait to start training, he said, noting he began preparing for the U.S. National Championships two months before it was scheduled. I know what Ive got to work on, and Im going to get after it. Woods praised the support he received from residents who lit up his Facebook page with well wishes and congratulations on making his mark, not only for the U.S. team, but for Dunnellon. Ive had a lot of moral support; thats a big help, he said. And knowing Ive got my hometown rooting for me is amazing; a lot people have been playing a big part in this and I cannot thank everyone enough. WORLDLY continued from page 1


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 from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 26, 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 to assist anyone with questions, concerns, and guidance with making their individual choices. City Beach passes now on saleThe city of Dunnellon is now selling City Beach Passes for the summer swiming season at Chaplin A. Dinkins III Memorial Park. For information about the Beach Pass, call City Hall at 465-8500 or Public Services at 465-8590. County hosts weekly farmers market Marion County is bringing back its weekly Friday farmers market and is looking for additional vendors. The Health Happens Farmers Market will be from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays at the McPherson Governmental Complex field at 601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala. The market will run through late December. For information, call Brittney Bruner at 352-438-2360 or email wellness@marion countyfl.org. grade, dropping from a B in 2012 to a C this past year. In 2011, Dunnellon Elementary was ranked as an A school based on FCAT scoring standards. For both Romeo Elementary and Dunnellon Middle, the test results were definitely not favorable, as each school dropped to a D grade after posting a C the past two years. Additionally, 11 other elementary and middle schools in the district received a D grade from state officials. The assessment test doesnt reflect what (students) are learning, said Jane Ashman, principal at Romeo Elementary School. The state had made it harder to be considered proficient. Florida Commissioner of Education Tony Bennett, who resigned last week, insisted this years grades accurately measure student and school performance. Theres no question that the schools that are A schools are unquestionably A schools, Bennett said, adding the same is true for schools that score at the bottom of the letter-grade scale. For the second year in a row, the state Board of Education included a safety net provision that prevented schools from dropping more than one letter grade in a given year. According to a Department of Education analysis, there would have been 262 F schools this year without the safety net. With the safety net, that number fell to 107. Part of the problem, local officials said, is the state raised the average on what it deemed was a proficient passing mark, going from 70 to 75. Additionally, a proficient reading score of a 3 a year ago was upped to 3.5 this past year. Both Ashman and Delbert Smallridge, principal at Dunnellon Middle, said that would be akin to the district changing the current grading standard. Right now, we consider anything between a 70 and 79 a C, Smallridge explained. So if we were to increase that to a 75, what does that mean to those kids whod been getting 71s, 72s, 73s and so on? It means theyd no longer be considered a proficient student. Overall, Smallridge said students performance on the FCAT writing was better this year than a year ago, but because of the changes in scoring, the schools grade dropped. Thats the irony, he said. Our kids performed better, but we lost points. Added Ashman: The state had made it harder to be considered proficient. Both Ashman and Smallridge, though, arent making excuses for their respective schools. They explained they are making the necessary steps to improve FCAT scoring for the upcoming school year, which begins Aug. 19. Are we happy? Absolutely not, Smallridge said. Were going to work hard, were going to pick that grade back up. Weve got resources in place that I didnt have a year ago. One of those resources is Title I Federal Funding, Smallridge said. Those funds, he added, will allow him to pay for two extra teachers, including a remedial math instructor. Were going to have extra math classes, were going to offer tutoring before and after school, he said. Were going to offer the students as many resources as we can provide. Ashman said she and her staff will focus on preparing their students for the annual test, and do the work necessary to assist students as well as parents. Weve got work to do, but well do it and prepare these students, she added. 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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. Program, available at two locations, open to public Special to the Riverland News GRADES continued from page 1 Resident donates to Cops 4 Kids Special to the Riverland NewsDonald Labrant Jr. presents Police Chief Joanne Black a donation for the agencys annual Cops 4 Kids program, which partners one youth from the community with a member of the agency to shop for Christmas presents for their family and themselves. For information about the Cops 4 Kids program, call 465-8510. NEWS NOTE COMMUNITY NEWS


4 Riverland News, Thursday, August 8, 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 Still early to ask officials for a complete auditI appreciated that Mr. Viock can see the benefit of a little extra time at an intersection with red lights in all directions. The cameras took the idea of a ticket from disciplining the public to revenue. I have been a supporter of our past police chiefs idea of deploying motorcycle officers for traffic enforcement. That would focus the police department on law enforcement rather than revenue enhancement. My trial balloon of a directed tax did not fly. It was intended to point out that those of us living in the city limits are all participants in the calamity. With ad-valorem taxes, we are not all part of the solution. In my neighborhood of Blue Cove, there are at least two properties that pay no tax. I suspect there are others around the city that fit the same description. I am certain the folks living in those properties do not mind if you and I pay more to cover for the lost revenue. They have a vote just like we do. I just feel that some form of tax should be in place to assure everyone has a stake in the outcome. Steve Swett made some good points, but I am not on board with his call for a witch hunt. First, I am not certain the Council has digested the current financial statement and audit. Further, we are in a state of legal limbo with one firm on its way out and looking for proper representation. Finally, after watching the budget presentations in the past here, I am not sure who, if anyone, really understands the fund accounting and program budgeting used by small government entities. It looked a lot like smoke and mirrors to me but then my tenure as a budget analyst was in 1975. I suppose I am allowed to forget some things. In summary, it is a bit early for finger pointing and I am not for spending for another audit yet. Dan Lumsden,DunnellonIndividual actions make a differenceHaving recently read a letter from a gentleman who listed all the reasons he feels America is Time has flown past few years No, this column is not about a bed and breakfast. This is the tail of Beezus and Barnicle; my brothers family was adopted by a stray dog. I told you about McGee, she is part German shepherd and part goofball, a hound of some sort. Years ago, I was bossed around by a dog named Musky. He was supposed to be my pet, but somehow he became the pack leader. I am a sucker when it comes to dogs. When McGee first arrived I would call her Musky on occasion. Being the happygo-lucky type, she answered to anything. Trying to break that habit, I decided to call her McGeezer Beezer. Shortly after that, it became just Beezer and then eventually Beezus. Barnicle lives with my friends Nancy and Bill. His real name is Barney, but all pets are a member of the family and there they get a nickname like the rest of us. I have shared stories with you about minding Barnicle. He is a sweetheart. I have yet to meet a bichon that isnt happy-go-lucky and happy. In fact, Barnicle often has a smile on his face. I have been pet sitting Barnicle for years. This was never a problem when I lived in Rainbow Springs. Now that I reside in Romeo, next door to my brother and Beezus, I was worried about the two of them meeting. No matter how much we love our pets, we must always remember they are animals. They sense our fear. I tried to hide my fear when they met, but I failed. You see, years ago my dog Musky was attached by my neighbors German Shepherd. I had to pull him a doxie terrier mix out of the dogs mouth. It was a terrifying experience. After 52 stitches and six months of recovery, Musky was back bossing me around. To this day I am terrified when two dogs meet, especially when it involves a Shepherd. My brother put Beezus on a leash. She normally has the run of the 10 acres. There is an electric fence so she knows not to leave the yard. I figured if they were both leashed it would be easier. To my surprise, Beezus was very happy to meet Barnicle. Normally, Beezus likes to eat things that are smaller than her bunnies, birds, cats and cars yes, she ate the car trying to get at a bird. She is, after all, part hound. It was Barnicle who had no desire to be sniffed up by a female moose that was three times his size. He showed the slightest bit of teeth and took cover behind me. So much for happy-go-lucky. Barnicle and I spent the rest of the day indoors. Beezus did not take too kindly to being left out. She usually visits me every day. Some days, I forget she is there because she is so quiet. My house is her second home and she did The B and B OPINIONS INVITEDThe opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. THE OTHER GUY LETTERS TIME TO SMILE SOCIAL SECURITY Social Security can be an important financial asset for married couples when the time comes to apply for retirement benefits. In many cases, one spouse may have earned significantly more than the other, or have worked for a longer span of years. Or it could be that one spouse stayed home to do the work of raising the children or caring for elderly family members while the other focused on a career. Regardless of your situation, Social Security will look at all possibilities to make sure both spouses receive the maximum benefit possible. Even if you have not paid Social Security taxes, its likely youll be eligible to receive benefits on your spouses record. If you did work and pay into Social Security, we will check eligibility based on your work record and your spouses to see which amount is higher. You can apply for spouse benefits the same way that you apply for benefits on your own record. You can apply for reduced benefits as early as age 62, or for 100 percent of your full retirement benefits at your full retirement age. You can find your full retirement age, based on your birth year, at www.social security.gov/pubs/ageincrease.htm. The benefit amount you can receive as a spouse, if you have reached your full retirement age, can be as much as one half of your spouses full benefit. If you opt for early retirement, your benefit may be as little as a third of your spouses full benefit amount. If your spouse has already reached full retirement age but continues to work, your spouse can apply for retirement benefits and request to have the payments suspended until as late as age 70. This would allow the worker to earn delayed retirement credits that will mean higher payments later, but would allow you to receive your spouses benefit. You can also apply for spouse benefits based on the earnings record of an ex-spouse or deceased spouse if you were married for at least 10 years. Spouses can consider a number of options and variables. We make it easier to navigate them. A good place to start is by visiting our benefits planner at www.social security.gov/planners. Take note of the Benefits As A Spouse section. If you are ready to apply for benefits, the fastest, easiest, and most convenient way is to apply online! You can do so at www.socialsecurity. gov/applyonline. Whether you receive benefits on a Spouses have a significant benefit Wednesday morning was certainly bittersweet, as I watched Jackson, now 6, trot down the hallway at Forest Ridge Elementary School, while his brother, and best friend, Jayden, now 5, zipped off in the other direction toward his kindergarten classroom. Perhaps it is shock, or more denial on my part, but it still seems like yesterday I was changing Jacksons diaper the first night he was at home. His mother was in the bathroom as I asked for assistance. So with little light, I lifted his legs and unhinged his diaper waiting for midnight surprise. There was none. I turned my back for a split second, and it went downhill from there as my first born gave me a shower before dropping another surprise before I could get a new diaper on his wee little bottom. Hes not so little anymore, and its Jackson who has begun reading me goodnight stories. I shared that story with him recently, and he burst out with laughter. I did, too, because its a moment in time Ill never forget. However, I dont recall spraying him with Miracle Grow since he was born, but the kid has sprouted like a weed. As for Jayden, it too does not seem like hes that far removed from all we endured when he was born, being whisked away by doctors and hospital staff, watching in horror as they worked to put a breathing tube down his throat shortly after he was born and finally being told he needed to be transported to All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg for advanced care and testing. Coming home to the house that night with Jackson was tough. I put him in the big bed, breaking my own rule about letting the little guy sleep there, but not caring about the rules at that particular time. I spoke to my parents and other family members at length, cried my eyes out and made multiple phone calls to the hospital for updates about Jaydens status. It would be weeks before we could hold him. The long drive the following morning to the bay areabased hospital to hear the shocking news he needed open-heart surgery to the weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit for recovery before he was allowed to come home. Jayden, too, has grown like a weed, and hes become an amazing, caring big brother as well. Itll be a few years before See LETTERS page 5 See SMILE page 5 Adon Williams Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 5 Kathleen Wallace See SOCIAL page 5


spouses record or your own, rest assured we will make sure you get the highest benefit we can pay you. Learn more at www.social security.gov.Social Security Q&AQuestion: I worked for the last 10 years and I now have my 40 credits. Does this mean that I get the maximum Social Security retirement benefit? Answer: Probably not. The 40 credits are the minimum number you need to qualify for retirement benefits. However, we do not base your benefit amount on those credits; its based on your earnings over a lifetime of work. To learn more about how you earn Social Security credits and how they work, read or listen to our publication How You Earn Credits, available at www.socialsecurity. gov/pubs. Question: Im trying to figure out the best time to retire based on my future earnings. How can I calculate my own retirement benefit estimate? Answer: We suggest you use our Retirement Estimator at www.socialsecurity.go v/estimator. Our Retirement Estimator produces estimates based on your actual Social Security earnings record, so its a personalized, instant picture of your future estimated benefit. Also, you can use it to test different retirement scenarios based on what age you decide to start benefits. For example, you can find out your estimated monthly payments if you retire at age 62, 70, or any age in between. Try it out now at www.social security.gov/estimator. Adon Williams is the Social Security manager in Ocala. Emma, now 18 months, begins her trek to school. But she jabbers like a monkey, and has no problem telling daddy no already. Shes fascinated with all that the boys do, and has taken a shine to them. If the boys think shes like a shadow now, theyre in for a big surprise as she gets older. Shes going to be stuck to those two like glue. Yet, I take comfort in knowing with two older brothers, theyll be her protectors. I wont have to worry about boys calling on her later in life, because if they dont take care of the problem, she will. Jayden has already taught Emma how to deliver a knuckle sandwich; his allowance had a little extra this past week. Hey, whats a dad to do? Still, its hard to believe how quickly the past six years have gone since my first child was born. Oftentimes, I wonder if I have made an impact, if Ive been a father to my three kids. I dont have those doubts when they rush to me, give me big ol bear hugs and kisses, and then there is the laughter of three wonderful kids echoing throughout the house when I see them during their time with me. Its often been said, childrens laughter is the best medicine. Im getting my fill this week, and will for years to come. becoming is a thirdworld country, I am encouraged to respond to the writers pain. We can all feel discouraged and dispirited about the condition of our country although the particular issues that get us down may not be the same. The problems we face are various, monumental and often of our own making. The solutions are complex and often seem beyond our control. Rather than simply listing them and wringing our hands, we need to look at the list and find those we can make some headway on resolving. My own list would center on environmental issues, both those that are close to home and those that affect the whole planet. Our reliance on and reckless use of carbonbased energy sources, our throw-away culture that wastes resources and creates trash, our ignorant and dangerous pollution of water, land and air, our destruction of ecosystems upon which wildlife depends all cause me to lose heart. How can our life here on Earth be sustained with this kind of wanton disregard for our only home? Difficult as it may seem, it is possible for each of us to take responsibility for doing things differently and helping to offset the madness. We may not be able to afford a hybrid car, but we can combine errands, car pool, or otherwise reduce the number of trips in whatever car we drive. We can choose to recycle everything that can be recycled, and reduce the impact on our landfills. We can limit or avoid our use of chemicals in our yards, and discard any potentially damaging materials in a safe manner. We can add native trees, shrubs and flowering plants to our landscapes to offer sustenance and shelter to birds and animals, replacing, at least, some of what has been lost. Reaching beyond our own neighborhood, we can let our legislators know the issues we are concerned about, and ask for their support. It may not seem like much, but think how many of us there are? If we care and our actions show it, we can bring about change. At the very least we can feel better that we are doing something rather than just moaning and complaining. Try it; you may like it. Elizabeth Hale,DunnellonRiverland News, Thursday, August 8, 2013 5 National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. BENTLYS RESTAURANT 11920 N. Florida Ave. Thursday, August 15 11:00 AM Lunch RAINBOW SPRINGS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Clubhouse Library Friday, August 9 11:00 AM Lunch Friday, August 16 11:00 AM Lunch 000FOIR $200 Promotional Discount to all Attendees 000FNBT 000FKLX not understand why she couldnt come in. She sat outside my window crying. There is nothing sadder than a dog crying. It broke my heart. They called her in about 10 oclock that night. I felt guilty but it had to be done. Barnicle was in my care. The next morning I got up early about 6 and decided to bring Barnicle to my old house at Rainbow Springs. There was no way I could listen to Beezus crying outside my window all day and being cooped up inside it wasnt fair to Barnicle. Once we were at Rainbow Springs, Barnicle and I took a long walk and sat on the porch enjoying the sunrise. By 10 a.m., I headed home to do some work. Barnicle is well-behaved and I felt comfortable living in the house for an hour. I pulled into the driveway in Romeo and was surprised that Beezus wasnt there to greet me. I went in the house and started my breakfast. I went about my normal Saturday routine of watering the plants. When I opened the back door, there was Beezus waiting to be let in. I could not fathom how the dog learned to open the door to my screened in porch. My brother was nowhere in sight. It was then that I noticed a giant hole in the screen. Oh, Beezus, Beezus, Beezus! After she got a good talking to and my brother fixed the screen, I went back to Rainbow Springs and spent the afternoon with Barnicle. Later in the day, I headed back home to get Barnicles food and some clothes since I would be staying at my old house. Again, I pull into the driveway and Beezus was now on my front porch wagging her tail. I was hoping my brother had put her there. No such luck, there was a big hole. This time she got the hose she hates the hose. I would like to think she wanted me, but I think she wanted to eat Barnicle. She is definitely the jealous type. Oh, to be fought over by two dogs, if only they were men. OTHERcontinued from page 4 SMILEcontinued from page 4 SOCIALcontinued from page 4 LE TTE RScontinued from page 4 River Watch Program seeks volunteers The Rainbow River Watch Program will start another season this spring and its duties are expanding, requiring additional personnel. The Marion County Sheriffs Office is seeking more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. The purpose of this program is to protect the Rainbow River and allow it to be used in a safe and prudent manner by all. As volunteers, you will go out on patrol, in a sheriffs boat, and assist tubers, swimmers and other boaters with any problems they may encounter. All volunteers will receive the necessary training to be qualified in all aspects pertaining to water patrols. For information, call the Dunnellon District Sheriffs Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 402-6050.


6 Riverland News, Thursday, August 8, 2013 FAMILY FEATURES The best parties bring together great food, great ingredients, and great people. To make your party stand out, take advantage of resources you alreadyhavetocreateaninvitingandwarmatmosphereforpartyguests.TheRightIngredientsMakefora PerfectSummerGet-TogetherEveryone knows the key elements to a fantastic backyard barbeque are great company, exciting conversation, and delicious recipes so be sure to pull together the perfect grilling menu that will keep your guests smiles as warm as the summer sun. Get creative when planning your summer party. Kids also will love to get involved and add their own personal touches to the big event. Simple items, such as blankets, oversized pillows, Mason jars and mismatched dinnerware will create the feeling of home and comfort to all. These simple additions, along with essential recipe ingredients like Hellmanns Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil, will make for an amazing summer menu and party for your friends and family. Here are a few tips to make your outdoor party simple and smooth:Opt for Appetizers Many party guests will want to nosh and mingle throughout the evening, so make sure you have plenty of appetizers, dips and chips on hand while you fire up the grill for the main course.Stick with Simple Dont spend all of your resources on fancy snacks and sweets that require countless hours of preparation. Choose simple crowd favorites, such as the Texas Potato Salad made with just a few delicious ingredients includ ing Hellmanns Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil, which combines the creamy, rich Hellmanns taste you love with olive oil. This crunchy, fresh salad doubles as the perfect appetizer when served with tortilla or pita chips. Just create, plate and cover with plastic wrap and you have dishes ready to kick off a fabulous party.Fire up the Grill In addition to appealing appetizers, be sure your guests have tons of options when it comes to the main party entre. Easy dishes, like Grilled Asparagus with Citrus Gremolata made with Hellmanns Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil, can quickly be made on the grill for a delicious and easy treat that is sure to please party goers.Self-Serve Drink Stations Allow guests to refill their drinks themselves by placing drinks on a small end table or cart. Cover it with a brightly colored tablecloth and stacked glasses. Dont forget your ice bucket and tongs for mixed cock tails. If you are serving beer or wine, ice them down in galvanized bins placed next to the drink station. Be sure to position the station away from the food to keep lines from forming. Did you know that Hellmanns is celebrating its 100th birthday? For more great recipes and to learn more about the centennial celebration or download a coupon, visit Facebook.com/Hellmanns.Grilled Skirt Steak with CitrusA Chef Tim Love recipe 1 cup Hellmanns or Best Foods Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil 4 (8-ounce) outside skirt steaks 1/2 cup peanut oil Kosher salt and cracked black pepper (to taste) 2 tablespoons Chef Tim Love Steak Rub* 2 limes, cut in half 2 lemons, cut in half 1 tangerine, cut in half Heat grill on high with lid closed for 30 minutes or light charcoal and let burn to white coals. Rub the steak with oil and season with salt and pepper, then the rub. Place the steak on the hot grill for 3 minutes on each side. Squeeze a lime half on each steak. Remove and rest for at least 3 minutes. Squeeze all citrus into a mixing bowl. Whip the dressing into citrus mixture and place in a squirt bottle. Cut steak against the grain and drizzle the citrus mayonnaise mixture over top. Serve immediately. *Tip: Any good chili powder based rub can be used. A Chef Tim Love recipe 1/2 cup Hellmanns or Best Foods Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic 2 tablespoons minced shallot Grated peel of 1 lemon 1/4 cup white wine 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 cup bread crumbs 12 medium asparagus spears, trimmed 2 tablespoons peanut oil Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste Preheat grill to 450F. Heat olive oil in a small saut pan on the grill. Just before the oil smokes add garlic, shallot, and lemon peel. Saut slightly. Add white wine and lemon juice and simmer for 1 minute. Add bread crumbs and dressing and saut until golden brown. Mix asparagus, peanut oil, salt and pepper. Grill for 3 minutes, turning fairly frequently. Place aspar agus on a serving platter. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over the grilled asparagus and serve.Texas Potato SaladA Chef Tim Love recipe 1/2 cup Hellmanns or Best Foods Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil 1/2 cup pickled jalapeos, diced 1/2 cup sweet pickles, diced 1/4 cup whole grain mustard 1/2 cup fresh chivesGrilled Asparagus with Citrus Gremolata4 warm baked potatoes Salt and pepper (to taste) 1/4 cup toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) Mix dressing, jalapeos, sweet pickles, mustard, and chives in large bowl. Burst the potatoes and crumble apart. Add them to the mayon naise mixture. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Top with the toasted pepitas and serve.


Church calling all local history buffsDo you have photographs and other items that would help tell the story of Dunnellon Presbyterian Church? Are you a member of one of the founding families of the church? Do you know someone who is a descendent of one of the early families? In preparation for the rededication of the newly renovated bell tower and sanctuary, the church is looking for photographs, historical artifacts, mementos and other items that tell the history of the church. A search is also underway for members of the founding families, near or far, who may be contacted for the celebration. Please bring items in a well-marked bag or container to the church office. Photographs and information may also be sent to dunnpreschurch @bellsouth.net. For information, call the church office at 489-2682.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.Church to host quarter actionThe Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Church will sponsor a Quarter Auction at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7535 SW U.S. 41 in Dunnellon. Doors will open at 10 with the auction starting at 11. Paddles with the participants number will be sold at the door for $2 with a list of instructions about how the auction is run. It is recommended that participants bring rolls of quarters with them for the bidding. Proceeds going to the Altar & Rosary Society. For information, call Janice at 489-1184.Beth Israel changes service timesCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will host regular Shabbat evening services at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Collins Center at 9401 State Road 200, Building 300, in Ocala. The earlier time will continue until further notice. Rabbi Allen, spiritual leader, will conduct a Torah service as well as enlighten the group about various topics. The public is welcome to participate and experience a Jewish Reconstructionist service. For information, call Mary at 352-861-2056 or Judi at 352-237-8277.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 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. It was my birthday and I decided to celebrate it as lowkey as possible. I am at that stage in life where I really do not need presents from anybody reminding me of how old I really am. I know every present represents an obligatory return on the gesture and at my age, I do not have the energy to return anything. All I really need is just a friendly Happy Birthday. I have developed a special rule along that line. For every Happy Birthday I receive, I am allowed one slice of birthday cake. So far I am on my 19th birthday cake and anticipating more. The rule about saying Happy Birthday is that as long as there is a six-month period either way, it is still in play. I am looking forward to a lot more Happy Birthday greetings. After all, what do you get a person who has had as many birthdays as I have had that would be original and surprising? Believe me, I have enough ties. Of course, cash is always in good taste. Throughout the years I have been known to pull a few surprises on the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonages birthday but nobody has been able to reciprocate. That is, until recently. It was the day of my birthday when suddenly I began receiving emails and phone calls and they all had one theme. Not one of them was wishing me happy birthday but all were concerned about an email they allegedly received from me. According to this email, I was in Manila, Philippines on some mission trip. Actually that was not quite unusual because several years ago I did go on such a trip and most of my friends knew it. Now, according to this friendly email being sent to my friends, I was back in the Philippines on another mission trip. According to this anonymous friend, I was stranded in the Philippines. I had been robbed, my passport had been confiscated, and I needed money to get out of the Philippines. No wonder I have been feeling tired lately! Of all the birthday presents a person might receive this one really beats the birthday cake. I would not have thought of this in 1 million years. My email account had been hacked into and all of my email contacts were sent what seemed to be an emergency email. Most of my friends were relieved to find out that I was not stranded in the Philippines. My Korean publisher actually was willing to put up money to rescue me from my situation. Two other people were trying to find out how to get money to bail me out. The thing that worries me along this line is of all of my friends only three were willing to bail me out financially. I must make a mental note of this and never get stranded in the Philippines. My birthday hackingRiverland News, Thursday, August 8, 2013 7 000FOU7 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 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 Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Pastor R.D. Hess (352) 489-1788 Sunday (Nursery & Childrens Church Provided) Wednesday AWANA 6:30 PM Youth Group 6:30 PM Bible Study 7:00 PM 8 1 / 2 Miles North of Dunnellon Off of Highway 41, Left at Church Sign on SW 5 th Place 000EHYC Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . 4:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000EHXG DUNNELLONFIRST UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCH21501 W. Highway 40Rev. Eddie Fulford, PastorSunday Communion Worship Service8:00 AM Praise Worship9:30 AM Traditional Worship11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School9:30 AM & 11:00 AMBuilding the Kingdom in Everything We Do352-489-4026www.fumc-dunnellon.org000EHXO 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Jean H. Desir, Pastor 000EHWZ 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 000FB83 A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 000F2AP 489-2685 Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Summer Service 9:00 AM Healing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 9:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith Rainbow River Blue Cove holyfaithepiscopal@att.net 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 000FG7F 000FOET 000FM1E Grooming Baths 20491 The Granada Dunnellon 489-0667 489-0667 30 30 YEARS YEARS EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE Rumors of being stranded highly exaggerated OUT TO PASTOR Snyder 56th anniversary Bob and Mary Snyder of Dunnellon celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary Aug. 3. They were married Aug. 3, 1957, in England. The couple has two children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. CHURCH NEWS Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 8 Church to host flag football league Registration 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-of-season award. Cheerleading costs $65 and includes a uniform, megaphone, poms, hair ribbon, car magnet and end-of-season award. Football shorts and cheerleading turtle necks are optional. Cleats are recommended. Scholarships are available. 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. Volunteers are needed to help coach, referee, assist, time keep and work with the participants in either football or cheerleading. For information, call Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-854-4509, ext. 223. Cheerleading available for youth girls Special to the Riverland News


Mancini and her students, as yearbook specialist Steven Wallace received a promotion to area sales manager and the areas new yearbook specialist Kris Killough took the reins at his first yearbook workshop. Mancini has worked with Wallace the entire 15 years she has been advising the yearbook at Dunnellon High. One thing I always say is that everything in journalism seems to change every year, said Mancini, who added this was just one of several changes that the journalism staff will embrace this year. The students also will be publishing a new online school newspaper at www.dunnellon tigertimes.com Approximately 80 students from 15 schools attended the workshop, which was July 22 to 24 at Gainesville High School on. The students had access to a variety of yearbook experts, including keynote speaker Charla Harris, who has advised yearbook for 28 years at Pleasant Grove High School in Texarkana, Texas. The Hawk Yearbook, which Harris advises, has won many national awards, and Harris herself was named a Special Recognition Adviser by the Journalism Education Association in 2009 and a Distinguished Adviser by JEA in 2010. Charla was extremely helpful during the entire workshop, said Riley, who sat one-on-one with Harris to get advice about developing the 2014 yearbook theme. She was supportive and offered great tips that expanded my knowledge in theme and as a yearbook editor. So Y do four people wake up early and make the drive to Gainesville to attend a yearbook workshop? Ive just counted and this is summer workshop No. 16 for me, Mancini said. I know how to take pictures and I can design a layout like a pro, but I still learn something new every year. Mancini co-taught a marketing session at the workshop and provided a lot of advice to newer advisers during adviser sessions. Some of the advisers have a few years under their belts now, she explained, and they have taken some of my ideas and made adjustments and then shared the newand-improved ideas. Riley is beginning her fourth year in a high school journalism class after also being involved in middle school yearbook at Citrus Springs. Riley felt the early planning of the many aspects of yearbook would help make the yearbook better. I went to the summer workshop in hopes of developing and getting critiques on the 2014 yearbook theme, Riley said. While I was there I learned new methods of coverage to get everyone in the book this year. As she enters her second year on the DHS staff, Christina Bauer attended her first summer workshop. Bauer will serve as coverage editor this year, overseeing the staff as they attempt to interview every member of the student body during the first 46 days of school. I went because even though I have raw skill, I dont know enough of the field to be comfortable yet, said Bauer, who was a finalist for Floridas Emerging Young Journalist Award last spring. I want to know that before I say Im good at what I do, Ive taken the chances to learn everything possible and not miss an opportunity. In her second year on staff, Emily Romero did not want to miss her second summer workshop. I went to the workshop mainly to try and experience the same fun and excitement I had the summer before at the last workshop, said Romero, who will serve as director of marketing this year. I learned what really makes a connection between a picture and a person. As the trio of students connected with instructors and students from other schools, they all agree that waking up early and giving up three days of summer is worth the effort. Their main goals are to continue producing a full color yearbook, to make sure all students get in the yearbook, and to sell enough books and ads to establish not only a fund for yearbooks for students who cannot afford them but also to provide scholarships to future workshops for deserving students. We just want to always evaluate what we are doing and take steps to make our yearbook better, Mancini said. Here in Dunnellon, YB is kind of a big deal. became a little more than I at first thought. At first it was a little joke, ha ha ha, I am really not in the Philippines. A joke can only go so far. I thought it was the end of the joke, but boy, was I in for a wonderful birthday surprise. My entire email account had been compromised and a new email address was inserted so all of the response would go to another person. I finally found out how he changed my account, changed it back and changed my password. All of my emails for the past month, including important ones from my publisher and agent, were lost in the mysterious world of the Internet. Somewhere in that mystifying world, my emails are floating around not knowing whither to cometh or goeth. Delving deeper into my birthday hacking present I discovered that although my email contacts were missing, where I once had over 600 email contacts, I now had exactly none. How do you deal with none? I now do not know who my friends really are. Their addresses are gone. How do I contact them? I am beginning to think this birthday hacking present is not all it is hacked up to be. Now, my post birthday activity will be salvaging all of those email contacts. I suppose it is good every once in a while to start over again. I guess there is something good about getting a fresh start in life. I have often thought of it myself but never in this context. I would like to know who my birthday benefactor really is. I would like the opportunity to properly and fully acknowledge and express to this person my true feelings about him faceto-face, and not on Facebook. After all, thank you does not always say it. I think I now appreciate Josephs feelings toward his brothers who caused him so much trouble. But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive (Genesis 50:20 KJV). I am still looking for the good in this situation. For one, I am not stranded in the Philippines without any money. I am at home without money, but that is a different story. Although he hacked my email account, he did not touch my soul. A rumor can never hurt you if you really know the truth.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. 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Lets Go Out! 000FOEX www.renroomocala.com WHY NOT USE THE B EST CONSIGNMENT SHOP TO SELL YOUR FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORIES Location, Location, Location High-Traffic Store Attractively Displayed by Professional Staff Over 100 new items daily Same location for 20 years Estate Liquidation BENEFITS THAT PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET... QUICKER! Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Readers Choice Winner Consignment Shop , 1, 2013 PASTORcontinued from page 7 Puzzle answers on Page 3 JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsKris Killough, left, and Stephanie Shumate, Herff Jones yearbook specialists, pose with students from the three high schools that won theme awards at the workshop: Dunnellon High, first place; Wakulla High, second place; and Trenton High, third place. SUPPORT SOUGHTThe award-winning Dunnellon High School yearbook staff is seeking support from the community to help finance its 2014 yearbook. In order to keep the cost per student down, the yearbook staff sells advertising to local businesses and groups. The cost of advertising varies from $250 for a full page to $30 for a business-card size ad. All ads are in color. Yearbooks are currently on sale $50 until Sept. 13. Businesses and individuals are invited to purchase a yearbook for their offices or to give to a student who cannot afford one. If you would like to support the yearbook staff by purchasing advertising or a yearbook, contact Julie Mancini, yearbook adviser, at Julie.mancini@marion.k12.fl.us or 465-6745 ext. 58283. YEARBOOKcontinued from page 1


School orientation schedules setWith new students and new schedules this year, parents may wish to visit their childs school during orientation sessions. These events give parents and students the opportunity to become accustomed to their new or returning school outside normal class hours. They also offer advance notice of class schedules, bus routes and stop times, extracurricular activities, and other schoolrelated opportunities. Heres a listing of orientation dates and times by school. New students, especially kindergarten-age children, may register for school now. 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, Dunnellon Middle. 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, Dunnellon High. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, Dunnellon Elementary. 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 16, Romeo Elementary.Harmony Preschool registrations acceptedHarmony Preschool continues to welcome students for their Infant Class (6 months to 23 months) and 2to 4year-old class. Harmony can now accept VPK transfers. Harmony also accepts students enrolled in the School Readiness (Vouchers) Program. Harmony Preschool is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. To register your child(ren), stop by the preschool at 21501 W. State Road 40, the preschool is housed in the Education Building of the First United Methodist Church, or call 489-9552.Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For information, visit www.manateediv.org or call Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at 352-212-5473 or tdunn@manateediv.org. Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box tops and labels can be dropped of at the office of the church or put in the container in the church narthax. For information, call 489-5954.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. United Way of Marion County has joined a statewide effort to help more uninsured children receive health care benefits at a price their families can afford through Florida KidCare, and is currently seeking companies and agencies in Marion, Hernando and Citrus County that are willing to help by becoming a KidCare community partner. Many families who are eligible for coverage dont even know it. United Way has found that community partners can help give greater access to families with uninsured children. By helping families secure heath care for their children, companies will receive monetary rewards for their efforts. The incentives for each KidCare community partner is $10 for each new approved application and $5 for each renewal application plus a bonus paid for reaching a minimal monthly goal. United Ways goal is to enroll as many eligible children as possible. If you would like to become a KidCare community partner or have questions, call Faith Beard at 352-732-9696 or email fbeard@uwmc.org. Riverland News, Thursday, August 8, 2013 9 Call Darlene 352-489-2731 Call Darlene 352-489-2731 HOUSEHOLD SERVICES Changes of Life Home Services, Inc. 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J ACK P ARONETT Owner HOME OFFICE 352-465-7392 Licensed and Insured 352-465-6631 PAINTING Ferraros Painting Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing FREE ESTIMATES Repaint Specialist 000FLT6 711178 DIAL-A-PRO RIVERLAND For Your Professional Needs... 000FLD6 DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted DHS cheer squads garner camp awards Special to the Riverland News The Dunnellon High School varsity cheerleading team took first place in Camp Champs in the Sideline category July 16 to 18 at the Trinity Catholic Cheer Camp. The Lady Tigers also came in third place in the dance division and received two Superior ribbons Cheer and Sideline and an Excellent for Extreme Routine. Most important, DHS received the Traditions plaque for leadership an award voted on by 14 squads. The DHS JV team won third place and also received ribbons. The camp featured 15 squads from the county, including Trinity Catholic, North Marion and West Port, all of which have placed in state regional competition, along with Belleview High. Team members, front row, from left, are: Jakaya Vickers, varsity; IQueen Owens, varsity; Dana Roberts, junior varsity; Sierra Johnson, varsity; Breanna Bowman, varsity; Savannah Joiner, varsity captain); Alexis Schutt, junior varsity; Merissa Cornell, varsity captain); Valarie Langley, varsity captain); Kayla Reyes, varsity; Sydney Cohen, varsity. Dunnellon High alumni Ria Curty is the varsity coach; back row, Cassandra Chestnutt, junior varsity; Haley Below, junior varsity; Allie Howell, junior varsity; Skylar Krejci, junior varsity; Brittani Gorman, varsity; Alexis James, junior varsity; Malysha Grant, varsity; Rachelle Duperaux, junior varsity; McKenzie Ingram, junior varisty; Alllisaun Batterton, varsity; Jeanette Botts, junior varsity; Kaila Cesarec, varsity; Hailee Smith, junior varsity; Kiana Crespo, varsity; Rebecca Frechette, varsity captain); Tory Fee, varsity; and Tracy Shepler is the junior varsity coach. Health Department offers free back-to-school shots OCALA The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is setting up a special back-to-school immunization clinic weekdays now through Aug 19 to help students get ready to start school. The special clinics are scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday at 1801 SE 32nd Ave. in Ocala. No appointment is needed, and the immunizations are free for those 18 and younger. Parents should bring their childs immunization records if they have them. New health requirements mean that children may need an additional polio vaccination before they can enter kindergarten. Children entering seventh grade require the Tdaptetanus diphtheria and acellular pertussis booster vaccine. Vaccination requirements include: Kindergarten through the fifth grade: two doses of the varicella vaccine. Grades six to 12: one dose of the varicella vaccine. Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) vaccine is required for grades seven through 11. Students entering a Florida school for the first time should have two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. For a complete list of required immunizations, visit the Florida Department of Health website at www.florida shealth.com/Disease_ctrl/ immune/children. For information, call the Marion County Health Department at 352-629-0137, ext. 2017. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Special to the Riverland News UW seeks KidCare community partners SCHOOL NEWS


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However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Cards Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to Riverland News office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 409-0808 RIV 08/23, 08/26 sale PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: D & D TOWING OF OCALA gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 4125 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL34479-2427, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statues. D & D TOWING OF OCALA reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. SALE DA TE 08/23, 2013 AT 9:00 AM 2009 MAZDAVIN# 1YVHP82B395M09681 SALE DA TE 08/26, 2013 AT 9:00 AM 1996 NISSAN VIN# 1N4AB41DXTC746729 August 8, 2013 411-0808 RIV 08/23 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 8/23/13 at 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St. Ocala, FL34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2001 MAZDAVIN# JM1BJ222510429085 August 8, 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 408-0815 RIV Estate of: FIORELLA, PATRICIA2013 CP1189 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2013 CP1189 IN RE: ESTATE OF PATRICIAL. FIORELLADeceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of PATRICIAL. FIORELLAdeceased, whose date of death was June 12, 2013, File Number 2013 CP1189 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. 410-0815 RIV Estate of:Brezee, Elizabeth 2013 CP1159 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2013 CP1159 IN RE: ESTATE OF Elizabeth J. BrezeeDeceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of ELIZABETH J. BREZEE deceased, whose date of death was June 11, 2013, File Number 2013 CP1159 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 August 8, 2013. Personal Representative:/s/ Lynne B. Kampf 9370-E S.W. 85th Terrace, Ocala, Florida 34481 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ JOELO. PARKER, Esquire, Florida Bar No. 0070201 E-Mail Address: brettand reynoldspa@gmail.com 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 August 8 & 15, 2013 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 August 8, 2013. 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Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Absolute AuctionAndalusia, Alabama, Covington County, 188+/-acres offered in 5-8 acre parcels, combos/entirety, 3 houses, metal building, August 20,1:00pm. Gt auctions.com, 205.326.0833, Granger, Thagard & Associates, Jack F Granger, #873 117 S Lunar Terrace Inverness 2 bedroom. 2 bath. CB home, big yard, Move in ready. Clean as a whistle. Big Garage, plus Carport. GREAT BUY! $79,500. Owner 352-344-9290 HOMOSASSA5+ DEN, BEDROOMS. 3 BATH. THIS HUGE AND BEAUTIFUL TWO STORYHOME WITH 3 CAR GARAGE IS OVER 3500 SQ. FT. HOME BACKS UPTO A NATURE PRESERVE HOME IS AFORECLOSURE SHORTSALE AND THE BANK IS WORKING WITH THE SELLERS. THIS HOME WAS BUILTIN 2005 dennis_neff @yahoo.com OWNER MUST SELL! 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The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Bookstore is inside the library, which is at 20351 Robinson Road, behind Sweetbay. There are novels, bios, cooking, gardening, inspirational, craft, selfhelp, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-OnTape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends Bookstore, with all proceeds benefiting the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends are committed to giving a monthly book endowment (new books), in addition to providing office equipment, landscaping, and various other library enhancements. For information, call the library at 438-4520. Robert James Barnhart, 92Robert James Barnhart, 92, of Dunnellon, Fla., died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Elizabethtown, Pa., to the late Harry R. and Anna I. (Shickley) Barnhart, he was a sales engineer and served in the Army Air Corps during WW II. He was a Mason and Shriner. Mr. Barnhart was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Elizabeth (Eshenbaugh) Barnhart. Surviving family includes brother, Clyde Barnhart; sister, Margaret Berrier; three nephews; seven nieces; and several grandnieces and grandnephews. No services are planned at this time. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon, 19939 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon, Florida, 352-489-2429. AARP Driver Safety Class slatedAn AARP Driver Safety Class for those 50 and older which, with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $14 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $12. Bring your AARP card with you. The course will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13 at the Marion County Sheriffs Substation on U.S. 41. Class size is limited and reservations are required. For information or reservations, call 465-6359.Kiwanis changes meeting placeThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will begin meeting at Carmelas Restaurant at 8 a.m. Wednesdays for its weekly meetings and breakfast. However, on the third Wednesday monthly, the club will continue meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. For information, contact Ellie Pollock at 465-6803 for a reservation by the previous Tuesday weekly.Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St, Dunnellon is a drop-off point for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots drive as well as a drop-off location for food donations for Food 4 Kids Inc., which provides back packs full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area. For information, call 465-3666.Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a new charitable organization formed to assist local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to families who qualify under federal guidelines. Free toiletries, such as dish and laundry detergent as well as shampoo, lotion, deodorant and toothpaste, and clothing will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. For information, call Geri Davis 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660.Writers Group meets first Saturday monthlyThe Rainbow River Writers Club meets at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly, except January and July, at the Dunnellon Public Library, 30351 Robinson Road. All writers of all genres are welcome. For information, visit http://groups.yahoo.com /group/wgdunnellon or email waltersylvester@ yahoo.com TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 SW Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For information, call 465-5807.Police collecting used cell phonesThe Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for victims of Domestic Violence. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violence shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique.12 Riverland News, Thursday, August 8, 2013 Name __________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________ State _______________ Zip __________ Phone ____________________ Email __________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill Me Sign up online Promo Code: SCHOOL Clip, complete and mail to: Expires 8/31/13. In-County Only 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 Call 352-489-2731 www.riverlandnews.com 000FCUA Get ready for the next school year with the BEST of local news, events, coupons and more! For The Year $ 22 FREE ADMISSION & PARKING AUG. 2-11 9AM-5PM Presented by: AllianceCoach.com For more information Call (352) 330-3800 Motorhomes Fifth Wheels Gas & Diesel Travel Trailers Class A, B, C SPECIAL SHOW PRICING ON ALL NEW & PRE-OWNED Across from McDonalds 000FP1U 000FOER COMMUNITY BRIEFS CERT training set to begin Sept. 6 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office at 692 NW 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training, which is available either from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and 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. Floating down the river JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDavid Northcutt makes his way toward the tubers exit as he wraps up a recent float trip on the Rainbow River. OBITUARY Special to the Riverland News Friends of the Library bookstore open