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Thursday, October 24, 2013 Vol 31 No. 51 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Fire Rescue to conduct surveyDunnellon Fire Rescue, with the assistance of volunteers, will conduct door-to-door surveys in the coming weeks about smoke detectors, Fire Chief Joe Campfield said about the fire prevention month initiative. We not only want to make sure every home has a smoke detector, he said. We also want to answer questions anyone may have about smoke detectors. If no one is home when volunteers stop, Chief Campfield said surveys will be left at the residence and he asks that homeowners, or renters, complete them and return them to the Fire Station at 20612 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432. The information gathered by fire rescue personnel and volunteers will help determine if there is a need for smoke detectors in the community and find possible funding sources to acquire them. For information, call 465-8595 or visit www.dunnellon.org and look under the Departments>Fire/ Rescue>Home Fire Safety tab.National Take Back scheduled SaturdayThe Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), in conjunction with the Dunnellon Police Department, will host National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the police department at 12014 S. Williams St. The purpose of Take Back Day is to provide a safe venue for disposal of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. Officers will accept unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of them. For information, contact Officer Shane Yox at the 465-8510 or email syox@ dunnellonpd.org. Florida Cable is back in the fold to acquire Greenlight Dunnellon Communications for $1 million. Weeks after Wideband, an offshoot of the telecommunications company, withdrew its $3.65 million offer for the citys beleaguered fiber to the home program, Florida Cable submitted its Memorandum of Understanding. The City Council, which met in a special session Wednesday night, was slated to vote whether to give Mayor Nathan Whitt the approval to sign the Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU, or move forward with other alternatives. Currently, there are no other alternatives, because talks with both Cablevision of Marion County and Hotwire have run their course. Though Florida Cables current offer is significantly less than the $3.65 million Wideband offer, it is more than what either Cablevision of Nathan Whitt John Pierpont Jump into history Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. Gen. Dwight D. EisenhowerThe 70th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion is more than six months away; however, that certainly didnt stop more than three dozen men and women who are likely to participate in re-enactment ceremonies from getting a jump start on their preparations for participating in ceremonies planned next June. And perhaps there was no better way to fully understand the historical significance of the allied invasion the largest joint military operation to this day than to step inside an aircraft used in the original invasion of Europe. From her participation in D-Day, when the Tico Belle was one of 52 C-47s that carried troops and Waco gliders containing elements of the 82nd airborne infantry, to dropping muchneeded supplies to troops during the Battle of the Bulge. Or how about its participation in Operation Varsity, an Allied assault to cross the Rhine River, or the post-World War II Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsParachutists prepare to board the Tico Bell in preparation for their second jump of the day from the Tico Belle, a C-47, was the military version of the civilian DC-3 airliner, and was built in 1942. The National Parachute Test Center (NPTC), in conjunction with Valiant Air Command, hosted a two-day training exercise for jumpers to prepare for World War II re-eonactments. For more photos, see pages 12 and 13 of todays edition. Jumpers leap at chance to step inside historical planeThe Tico Belle, a C-47, was the military version of the civilian DC-3 airliner, that was built in 1942. According to www.vacwar birds.org/Belle/ TicoBelleStory. html, many C-47 aircraft had their tail cone removed and were fitted with a glider-towing hook, to facilitate towing troopcarrying gliders like the Waco CG-4 used in the D-Day Invasion. As a supply plane, the website added, the C-47 could carry more than 6,000 pounds of cargo with a fullBelle battleTaking a backseat History, or more specifically U.S. History, has always intrigued me. Perhaps its because my mom was always a history guru, fascinated with the Civil War and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. History was a subject I excelled in throughout my schooling, even throughout college. If it wasnt for my love of sports statistics, I would have most likely become a history teacher. Some folks probably wish I would have done so, while others might bemoan the fact I yes, yours truly would have been responsible for helping mold the minds of future generations. Yes, the thought of it sent shivers down my spine as well. Seriously, Im a history geek. My future goal in life is to tour to Civil War battlefields; my dream is to visit Normandy Beach, Pearl Harbor and Bastogne, where the famous Battle of the Bulge occurred. Still high on my list of priorities, however, is a trip to Cooperstown, N.Y. Throughout junior high school and high AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsWomens Club of Dunnellon members, from left, Treva Matthews, past president; Pat McJunkin, past Ways and Means chairwoman; and Joanne Schemery, current president, look over a plaque from the clubs inception in 1922. In the background is a picture of Mary Swartz, the founder of the Womens Club of Dunnellon. Womens Club still thriving Just a few years short of reaching the century mark as an organization, the Womens Club of Dunnellon is still very active and going strong. The nonprofit, all volunteer group recently began its 91st year with newly installed officers and a long list of fundraisers and activities scheduled. It all began when May L. Swartz decided to gather a group of women to volunteer their time and efforts to help the Dunnellon community grow. She hosted the first meeting May 8, 1922, of the Womens Club of Dunnellon (WCD) in her home with 22 ladies in attendance and presided over the group for four years. For two years, the meetings were held at various homes or a public facility, until the group was able to purchase a building. This building, which previously housed a Catholic church, became their first permanent clubhouse. With dreams ofCOMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT After 90-plus years group remains vibrant AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See WOMENS page 9 Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 8The Tico Belle received its nose art after the Valiant Air Command acquired her.Riverland News See BELLE page 13 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See HISTORY page 15 Council was slated to vote on Florida Cables proposal See GREENLIGHT page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News


Rainbow Springs State Park will host its third annual Haunted Trail Walk, the Dark Side of the Rainbow, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. The Trail of Terror will be inside the main park entrance. The first guided walk begins at 7 and the last walk will be at 9:30. There will be scary sites and loud noises, so parents should take that into consideration when bringing young children, said Monay Markey, park services specialist. Visitors should wear comfortable, close-toed shoes due to uneven terrain on the Trail of Terror. Flashlights will not be permitted on the trail, but costumes and glow sticks are encouraged. Admission is $2 per person; children 5 and younger are free. Funds raised from the event benefit the Rainbow Springs State Park volunteer program. To register in advance to volunteer as cast or crew, email Monay Markey at monay.markey@dep. state.fl.us. For information about the Dark Side of the Rainbow, call 465-8555 or visit www.Florida StateParks.org.Trail of Treaters The Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Trail of Treaters from 5 to 7 p.m. Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31. Businesses that wish to be included on the map given to youths and their families should contact the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce at 489-2320 or email dunnellon chambercommerce@ gmail.com.Family light displayIf youre looking for some spooky fun this Halloween season, check out the third annual Cormier Family Light Display now through Oct. 31 at the Cormier residence at 19719 SW 57th Place in Rainbow Acres, one block behind the Dollar General Store on U.S. 41. For information, call Mark Cormier at 489-7582 or email marv markm@yahoo.com.Church trick-or-treatsSt. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Halloween trickor-treat event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the churchs classrooms. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40.Haunted houseThe Rainbow Lakes Estates Fire Station will host a Haunted House from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Halloween night. The cost is $5 for those 13 and older; $2 for those ages 6 to 12; and $1 for those 5 and younger. For information, call Chief Mike Noller at 445-7344. Fire Rescue seeks donations for partyDunnellon Fire Rescue is seeking donations for its yearly Needy Childrens Christmas Party. Anyone wishing to help in this cause may send their donations to 12014 S. Williams St., Dunnellon, FL 34432. The event will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Dunnellon Bingo Hall.RS Garden Club slates meetingThe Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. today at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41. A Marion County water specialist representative will be the guest speaker. New members and visitors are welcome. Annual membership is $10, September through May. Visitor fee is $5 per visit applicable toward membership; two visits and the annual membership fee is paid. For information, call Alice Kennedy, president, at 465-3002.Farms slate open house, tutorialJohnstons Place in Newberry and Gunters Teaching Farm will host a joint open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 9, for teaching and implementing a community to grow on. Topics will include aquaponic, perma culture, green technologies and more. Johnstons Place is at 26122 SW 46th Ave., Newberry, while Gunters Teaching Farm is at 1985 W. Spring Lake Drive, Dunnellon. For information, call Johnstons Place at 352354-0082 or Gunters Teaching Farm at 352895-4809.Chi Zeta card party slated Oct. 30Chi Zeta will host its annual card party from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Blue Cove Episcopal Church. Bridge, mah jongg and several other games will be offered. There will be a 50/25/25 chance drawing as well as a Chinese auction. Proceeds benefit Romeo and Dunnellon Elementary schools, the Boys & Girls Club, the Dunnellon Public Library childrens reading program, Food for Kids backpack program, Rainbow Springs State Park childrens educational program and gift baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas through the Guardian ad Litem program. For information, call Betsy Davis at 465-0442.Community Chorale to host concertThe Dunnellon Community Chorale rehearses at 3 p.m. Mondays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St. The Community Chorale will host a tribute to veterans and the American flag at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the church. The American Legion Post No. 58 Color Guard will begin the program, followed by patriotic music from the beginning of our country up to the present, including a special tribute to World War II. For information, call Judy at 489-2682.2 Riverland News, Thursday, October 24, 2013 Modern Medicine, the Old Fashioned Way Modern Medicine, the Old Fashioned Way Citrus Springs 10489 N Florida Ave. Conveniently located 1 mile southeast of downtown Dunnellon on Hwy. 41 489-2486 000G63D Same Day Appointments Available! Alistair Co, MD Family Practice Alex Villacastin, MD Catherine Sembrano-Navarro, MD Maria Villacastin, ARNP Shiela Villacastin, ARNP Alexander Villacastin, ARNP Lawrence Stawkowski PA Dr. Shirley A. Ice is going on sabbatical beginning October 1st, 2013. For patient care continuity, she recommends her patients see her colleagues at Suncoast Primary Care Specialists Thrift Shop donates to transplant hopeful Photo by Joann McCulloughThe Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop, represented by Margarette Sheldon, left, and Karen Keen, Thrift Shop volunteers, presented Arthur Wright, right, with a $1,000 donation toward his efforts to raise $3,000 he needs for a kidney transplant. 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City needs applicants for two boardsThe city of Dunnellon is accepting applications for the Tree Board and Planning Commission. To be considered for the Tree Board, applicants must adhere to these conditions: Members serve threeyear terms; residency is not a requirement to serve. The Tree Board hears residential and commercial applications for tree removal associated with site plans and preliminary plans. They are responsible for review of tree removal applications upon waterfront lands, wetlands, conservation lands, commercial properties more than 1 acre, and the removal of heritage or champion trees; forwarding their recommendations to the City Council. The Board is charged with the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting and removal of trees on property owned by the City. The Board is responsible for the application and certification of the City as a Tree City USA. The Tree Board meets on the fourth Thursday of the month in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. To be considered for the Planning Commission, applicants must: Members serve threeyear terms, must be residents of the City of Dunnellon, or business owners for more than three years. The Planning Commission hears planning and zoning applications, forwards a recommendation for action to the City Council. The Planning Commission meets the first Tuesday monthly in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally, it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. Interested parties may download an application at www.dunnellon.org, or email Community Development Department at jrehberg@ dunnellon.org, call 465-8500, ext. 1010. Marion County or Hotwire presented city officials during initial negotiations with John Pierpont of J.M. Pierpont Consultants LLC. We look forward to their presentation, Mayor Nathan Whitt said. I certainly hope they bring something very valid and concrete to the table. The Council will have a big decision to make one or the other. He declined further comment until after Florida Cables presentation Wednesday night. If the Council does give Mayor Whitt the approval, the MOU with Florida Cable calls for the closing to take place on or before Dec. 19 in Orlando. According to the tentative agreement, Florida Cable will, at its expense, prepare the definitive acquisition agreement and the related transaction documents, which will be mutually satisfactory to Florida Cable and Greenlight. Though Florida Cables offer is less, the MOU includes the following provisions: Equipment such as STB, DVR, FTTH, Satellite Dishes, Video, Voice and Data fiber and coax network distribution components and headend installed or purchased at the time of the closing of the sale. Programming, Data, Telecom and Electric service connections that are required to support the services network shall be paid by Florida Cable. Any and all existing service contracts for Satellite, Internet or Voice programming or other shall be conveyed over to Florida Cable. Florida Cable reserves the right not to assume any and all of the aforementioned service contracts. The city also agreed to several stipulations in the sale, including: Providing Florida Cable a 50-year lease of the building currently housing the Greenlight central office, head-end and sales room in exchange for providing the city of Dunnellon with two customer exchange counters for conducting city water and wastewater transactions, and space for two office cubicles for the use of city of Dunnellon water and wastewater clerical or analyst employees, and space for a printer/ copier, together with reasonable access to restrooms, air conditioning, as well as electric, water and wastewater utility services, at Florida Cables sole expense. The square footage committed to these employees will be similar to that currently dedicated to these uses. Perpetual access and non-disruptive use of all city easements/ rows as well as those held by the city outside of the incorporated area as well as rail and highway crossing permits. A three-year commitment from the city to take service from Florida Cable, its heirs and assignees with a 90day notice of intent to switch providers thereafter. It was unknown at press time how the Dec. 19 targeted closing date would affect the $1.6 million bond payment due Nov. 1 to Regions Bank in Orlando. Officials with both the city and Regions Bank are in discussions to reach an accord on the remaining $6-million plus that would still be owed by the city on the three bonds secured in November 2010. Those bonds, if the city were to fail to make payments, were secured with the citys share of excise taxes. For Fiscal Year 2014, which began Oct. 1, the citys share of state excise taxes was slightly more than $700,000. Because of the unknowns surrounding if Regions Bank would take a portion, or all, of the excise taxes if a deal cannot be reached, the Dunnellon City Council on Sept. 23 approved a budget calling for a 17 percent cut to $2,716,311. In 2013, the general fund budget was set at $3,543,836. However, the Council also approved a tax hike of 6.67 percent, increasing the millage rate to 7.1403, compared to the 2013s rate of 6.672. Riverland News, Thursday, October 24, 2013 3 or Bifocals$129Eyecare Express SAME DAY SERVICE*Even Bifocals & Safety Glasses* *CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS APPLY. THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT, WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THIS FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT. ORDERS CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER SPECIALS. Hwy. 486/Norvell BryantF orest Ridge Dr. Publix Heritage Hills Plaza Hwy. 491/N. 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We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000G7L9 SAVE THOUSANDS NEWS NOTE 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. GREENLIGHT continued from page 1


4 Riverland News, Thursday, October 24, 2013 River views Bankruptcy not viable solution Miracles still do happen Columnist believes a lot Miracles happen every day. I know this is a fact as I just witnessed one with my own eyes. The friend whom I wrote about two months ago the one who was in the intensive care unit (ICU) for almost three weeks is going home this week. To see someone who was moments from death the doctors words arrive at this stage of health is nothing short of miraculous. I know God was at work here. I wondered if I would ever share meals, receive calls out of the blue or enjoy laughs with this person ever again. I locked in all the text messages I had received from him just in case. I always had hope and faith, but sometimes the reality of the situation would slap me in the face and scare me half to death. I have to praise the staff, doctors and nurses. Both nurtured my friend back to good health. All the tests, procedures and medicines that, at times we found excessive, were the steppingstones to freedom. Im also impressed with the new set of doctors hes been set up to see now as an outpatient. His hospital care was amazing. They were able to monitor his heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and oxygen level from anywhere on the ward, which created peace of mind. Most procedures were done right in his room with minimal time spent and his comfort seemed to be top priority. Not to mention he was given at least eight doctors one for every ailment he had, and they were always no more than a page away. Likewise, his support system friends and family were amazing. Never leaving him alone, never allowing him to worry or get depressed. Everybody needs support like that in their lives. The doctors said next to eating and sleeping, your mental health and attitude are the most important parts of getting better, and that comes from feeling the love all around you. Modern medicine and technology are wonderful. Diagnoses that used to cause doom and gloom are now preventable and even treatable. I can understand now why doctors feel like God sometimes. It must be extremely rewarding to get to this point with any patient. Forty-seven years ago, when my grandfather had leukemia, it was a death sentence. Today, they could do a bone marrow transplant and his chances of survival would greatly increase. Its nothing short of amazing. My friend didnt have cancer, thank God, but he did have a serious disease he probably contracted while traveling. It went undetected until it had spread from his lungs to his colon and esophagus. At that point, he stopped eating and his organs started shutting down. Once doctors The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VIEW THE JERSEY GIRL As city officials seek to strike a deal with Regions Bank for a long-term deal concerning the debt looming above its head, we have reason to be concerned. We agree Regions Bank erred when it agreed to loan the city $7.3 million in funding to build its highly ambitious telecommunications company without proper due diligence collecting better information, facts and figures and writing a professional, well-thought business plan. Alarms should have been ringing in the heads of bank officials, based on the shoddy information provided to them by thenCity Manager Lisa Algiere and Marsha Segal-George, the former assistant city attorney. If that wasnt enough warning, then perhaps the fact two other banks in a matter of minutes, rejected the citys proposal for a loan should have been enough. But it wasnt, and now the city and Regions Bank are both stuck in similar crises. In all likelihood, the city isnt going to wave the white flag and surrender. They shouldnt. Officials wont be forced into declaring bankruptcy, dismantling the city charter and turning over control of public services and utilities to the county. And those wishing for that, the old adage, be careful of what you wish you for should come to mind. No, we believe the city and Regions Bank will strike a deal to pay off any remaining debt, and we most certainly believe Regions Bank should eat a portion of that loan. They, too, should have their feet held to the fire. What we dont want here is for the city to be able to pay off its debt over the long haul, because all it will do is allow officials to continue to delay moving ahead with attainable and reachable goals for making Dunnellon a blueprint for ecotourism. The city needs to pay off this debt as quickly as possible, and if it means a few hard years ahead, so be it. If it means layoffs, cutbacks and tightening the belts for the next three to five years to dig themselves out of the hole theyve dug, then its time to pull the boats on board and yank the straps up. Businesses have long been accustomed to working within their means. Theres no reason we should not expect our local government body to do the same. Tough times, we believe, would make them appreciate all the more the understanding to do whats right, not what might be popular among the vocal minority. As the city digs itself out of the mess it created, the Council could begin laying the groundwork for the future now. First, it must stop digging into Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) coffers and begin implementing streetscaping plans for both East and West Pennsylvania Avenue; improve the sidewalks, because if you were out during Jazz Up Dunnellon, you might realize they are deplorable; and begin a faade grant program for businesses. Secondly, beginning now, the city needs to pick up the phone and begin calling hoteliers and begin a courtship process to build an eco-friendly hotel or resort on the Rainbow River Ranch property. We dont have to wait until the courts decide the fate of a settlement agreement. Officials will need input from hotel/resort representatives about zoning issues. However, we cannot stress enough the importance of making sure any zoning changes will protect the Rainbow River and surrounding wildlife habitats. Once the process is complete, the City Council must do what is necessary to implement the changes and move forward with capturing ecotourism dollars that are going to Ocala, Crystal River and Inverness. Thats not all officials need to do regarding zoning issues inside the city limits. Next, the City Council needs to focus on rezoning the entire south side of Pennsylvania from the river to Rainbow Street commercial, not the current traditional neighborhood in place. It is a logical choice to target for two reasons. One, East Pennsylvania Avenue is the most traversed thoroughfare excluding perhaps U.S. 41 through the city. Second, the north side of East Pennsylvania Avenue is zoned for commercial use. The mixture allowed now makes no sense. Finally, in the next year the citys comprehensive growth plan has to be rewritten. Now is the time to start that lengthy process. It, as well as any accompanying ordinances, should not hinder new growth, but be smartgrowth friendly. Audrey Beem If you have ever listened to National Public Radio, NPR, then the above title should sound familiar to you. I enjoy NPR for the intelligent conversation, game shows and meeting the fascinating people who populate this planet. I could do without the politics, the biggest game show! The best part of NPR is the Public in NPR. Often, many of the interviewees are not big stars or famous notables, but the everyday person. One spot that looks into the life of such people is This I Believe. People talk about a life changing moment or how they came to believe a certain idea. This is my twist on that program. I believe that chocolate is the food of life. Keeping up with what food is good for you and what food is bad for you has become way too complicated and it changes by the minute. Unfortunately, moderation is no longer in the vicinity when it comes to me and chocolate. I believe exercise is boring, but needs to be done on the third Monday monthly. I believe we are a society of alcoholics, drug addicts, mentally unstable, bullies and gun owners a lethal combination. We let our children die. No guns, no death. I believe I will get a lot of flak for that comment. I believe in returning my cart back to the store and not leaving it adrift in the parking lot. I believe in using my blinker. I believe I have the right to curse at anyone who doesnt and anyone who drives below the speed limit. I believe in letting people cut in front of me if they use said blinker. If they dont, I believe I have the right to point a finger at them. I believe friends are family and family are friends. I believe home is where the heart is. Theres no place like home. I believe all men are created equal, but all circumstances are not. I believe in education. I believe education, like nursing, has been bogged down by paperwork. I believe the government needs to let teachers teach. I believe that parents need to take a stronger role in the education of their child. I believe we no longer teach personal responsibility. I believe we all need to take five minutes out of our day to dance. Music enriches our souls, especially when we turn it up to 11. I believe in being silly and laughter is the best medicine. I believe being happy is hard work. I believe only you can make you happy. I believe organized religion is exclusive, hypocritical, superstitious, male dominated and sometimes barbaric everything a loving God would not be. Yes, I believe in telling it the way I see it. I believe the Golden Rule is all the religion we need everything else is an add-on that weighs us down and separates us. I believe money is the root of all evil in religion. I want to believe that if all religions were outlawed we would still be a religious society. Religion is who we are as a people; religion is how we treat others. Religion has turned too many people into haters. I believe I will get hate mail and prayers for this. I believe in Mother Nature. A day at the ocean or the mountains should be a prerequisite for the work eek. I believe clean freaks need to get out more. I believe nosey neighbors should mind their own business. I believe knitters and crafters are the nicest people. I believe librarians are awesome. I believe some people should not be parents or animal owners. I believe we need to walk in each others shoes. I believe in forgiveness. I believe that changing your mind is a womans prerogative. I believe I have a big mouth and I have said too much. TIME TO SMILE City would be best to file for bankruptcyTo plagiarize from Danny DeVitos Larry the Liquidator speech in the movie, Other Peoples Money, the Oct. 10, 2013, Our View Editorial, Folks, this is no laughing matter, clearly isnt, but, rather it is a prayer, a prayer for the dead. In my opinion, the 1,733 citizens of Dunnellon and its businesses should have the intelligence and decency to bury the corpse of the Olde Boomtown by filing Chapter 9 bankruptcy, dissolving the citys charter, and turning its fire, police and utilities departments over to Marion County as soon as possible. In Business 101, its called cutting your losses. Chapter 9 bankruptcy would stop the continuing flow of taxpayer dollars to politically favored consultants and law firms and require Regions Bank to negotiate with the state of Florida to support its claim for state excise taxes. I believe a private Dunnellon Merchants and Tourism Association would be much more effective for promoting the natural resources of Southwestern Marion LETTERS TO THE EDITOR See JERSEY page 5 Kathleen Wallace See LETTERS page 5


County and the adjacent area in Citrus County than the current City Council system, which represents only a small minority of the 50,000 or so people in the Dunnellon marketing area. For reference purposes between 1999 and 2003, more than 100 American telecommunications firms filed for bankruptcy, because they had constructed fiber optic systems for too few paying customers, including such firms as Global Crossings, Worldcom and Enron, which had borrowed $1.2 billion to build fiber optic networks prior to becoming one of the largest bankruptcies in the history of the U.S. equities market. Portions of Greenlight may also survive after a bankruptcy trustees sale for 5 cents on the dollar, as another example of how excessive exuberance for spending from the public purse on piein-the-sky magic widgets is folly. Daibhe Baker,DunnellonNone of this is funny, but its not pettyI have some comments about some of the observations expressed in the last two weekly editorials in the Riverland News. I think that the belief expressed that some people think the financial shape of Dunnellon is funny is a straw man argument. No responsible person thinks that a self-inflicted financial crisis brought on by foolish, incomprehensible and irresponsible management and council oversight is funny. Its quite the opposite it is sad. What is astounding is the absolute ability of the Dunnellon City Council to ignore economic and demographic reality. The bottom line is a city with a population of 1,733 and a tax base as small as Dunnellons cannot afford the services it provides. I would assert that aggrieved county citizens and now customers, who were forced into the financial affairs of a failing city via the utility purchase, have not followed a petty course of action. In my opinion, the petty and insincere party during the past months has been the city. Let us review some of the past highlights, one more time. Peaceful, lawful protest to draw attention to an issue is a time-honored American tradition. Its part of our heritage. The hastily called public hearings before the utility purchase were a sham, only held because it was mandated by law. The initial written communications provided by the city were insincere and misleading. There was not even a hint of true serious dialogue from the city. They had to have the money. Legal challenges to government actions are a cornerstone of American democracy. Many lawsuits that go to the Supreme Court were at one time petty lawsuits. Utility money has been and, will be, borrowed and routinely used to fund Dunnellon. It is the only true money-producing asset the city has. The City Council was forewarned and implored to look at several key issues that had a negative impact on the city. There is a difference between pointing out facts compared to pointing fingers. Here is a partial list of public input concerns brought forth and council actions: Get rid of an incompetent city manager. Council action was a raise and a better, stronger contract for the manager. Do not fund Greenlight for $4.6 million dollars for Fiscal Year 2013. Council action was to approved submitted insane budget. Request change to the tiered utility rate structure that hurt working families and charge all customers the same. Council action was to follow the Burton & Associates five-year rate plan. Investigate Greenlight staffing and expenses. Council action was to hire a communications manager at $42,000 annually and buy more equipment. Urged not to purchase a $75,000 house for the city planner and additional Greenlight parking. Council action OKd purchase. Now there is no city planner and certainly no need for additional Greenlight parking. Urged to research legal fees in the Greenlight and utility budget. Council action was to allow more than $920,000 in legal fees to accumulate during a 20-month period by city attorney. I will not go on as this and, much more, has been extensively written and reported about in the past months. Unfortunately, valid concerns, warnings and information went unheeded by the city and concerns were summarily dismissed. What I do not know is why this is the city management thought they had 825 Greenlight customers not the actual 400 customers, all induced with teaser rates. All of the above is certainly not funny, especially if you live within five miles of Dunnellon. I am now reconciled to the fact that indeed my only connection to the city of Dunnellon is as a utility customer. I bemoan the fact that if a privately owned business had purchased Rainbow Springs Utility it would never be allowed to do what the city has done. No private company could, or would, pay the purchase price that the city paid. It could not pass it on to its customers and still make a big profit. To put it in perspective: if a city resident gets a $100 monthly water bill, a Rainbow Springs residents using the same amount now would pay $115; in Fiscal Year 2015, the Rainbow Springs resident would pay $120 bill; and in Fiscal year 2016, the Rainbow Springs resident will pay $125. Couple this with the fact that both city residents and Rainbow Springs pay far more than the county utility customers and you have to ask why? When Chase owned the Rainbow Springs Utility, they charged the highest rates allowed under the law and increased them whenever legally possible. They were allowed to make a substantial profit on their investment, but the city rates far exceed that benchmark. Am I being petty when I think this is taking advantage of your unrepresented neighbors? I have lost any civic or neighborly interest or involvement in Dunnellon. It is just my utility company that charges me the highest rate it can. With an upcoming projected yearly 1.5 percent Social Security cost-ofliving allowance (COLA) increase, and assuming the average Socal Security check is $1200 monthly, then the Fiscal Year 2014 Rainbow Springs utility rate increase will eat up just about all of the 1.5 percent COLA if you use 5,000 gallons monthly. Seems pretty unfair, not petty unfair to me. Steve Swett,DunnellonA jazzy thank you from police departmentThe annual Jazz Up Dunnellon event Oct. 12 along East Pennsylvania Avenue and in the Historic District of Dunnellon provided a multitude of merchants on display with food and fun. The Dunnellon Police Department set up a booth serving nonalcoholic drinks such as the Jazz in the Streets, Dizzy Gillespie and the Jazzy Java, which both children and adults love. The crowd enjoyed the opportunity to dunk local Dunnellon dignitaries including Councilwoman, Lynn McAndrew, Jeff Bryan, editor of the Riverland News and Officer Scout Houts of the Dunnellon Police Department. We appreciate everyone who helped set up and break down the bar area and we would also like to give a big thank you to Charlene Williams, our cashier for handling all the lines of people who were purchasing drinks and headbands, making donations and asking questions throughout the evenings event. Wed also like to thank our awesome bartenders Alexis Williams and Samantha Hannigan, for making the crowds signature homemade drinks. Thank you also to Cadence Bank for allowing us to use the banks parking area for the car washes, Dana Brown of Repeat Boutique for the beautiful gowns for the Pink Tennis Shoe Ball and Sonic for the ice during Jazz Up. Chief Joanne Black would like to give a special heartfelt thank you to the Friends of the Dunnellon Police Department group for setting up their own booth, raising money through raffle tickets and donations from the public and for donating their evening proceeds to help the police department through this tough time after the department was hit hard with budget cuts in September. Money collected during this event went to Making Strides for Breast Cancer awareness and will stay in Marion County. Officers, staffDunnellon Police Department realized what he had, it was almost too late. The scary thing is that this could happen to anyone. One of the errors he made was not seeking help soon enough. He thought he had the flu or gall bladder problems. So I guess we need to reinforce the benefit of getting early treatment whenever something is bothering you. Dont put off that checkup. We wrote everything down in a notebook while he was in the hospital and it became our bible. Not only to remember details but also for future references. We read it now with amazement about how much hes been through and how far hes come. He read it last week and was astonished at what we had written. Much of it he could not remember at all. He will now be able to get back to his life: back to work and catching up with old friends. Hell have to be a bit cautious at first and follow the doctors instructions, of course. But its a small price to pay for freedom. Hes starting to gain some of his weight back. I am very proud of him. His attitude through this whole thing has been amazing. One of the medicines they had him on caused horrible side effects, yet he never complained. He did what had to be done and came through with flying colors. Im going to have a huge Thanksgiving feast this year as we have so much to be thankful for, and he will be sitting at the table with me as he has done many years prior. God has been good to us: first my dad, and now my dear friend. 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Event slated Jan. 4, 2014First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon will host the return of gospel great Ivan Parker of the famed gospel group The Gathers on Saturday, Jan. 4, in the church sanctuary. Tickets are $25 per person for reserved seating in the artist row, which offers assigned seating within the first five rows of the sanctuary and a meet-and-greet with Parker prior to the show. Light refreshments will be offered at the meet-and-greet reception beginning at 5:30. Photographs are encouraged during the meet-and-greet. General admission tickets are $15 per person. Tickets are available: In the church narthex at the conclusion of the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. church services; From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Sign Shop at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Williams Street. For information, call 489-2114. On the Internet at www.villagecrier.com. First United Methodist Church is at 21501 West State Road 40. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Concession stands will be available before and after the concert selling light refreshments, concert programs and Ivan Parker products. Icannot express how ecstatic I was when someone gave me a coupon for a free doughnnutut. Normally, I am not overly excited about free. All I had to do was fill out a little survey online and they would send me a code that would guarantee me a free doughnut. In my daily diary diet, I have a whole section devoted to the subject that when a forbidden food is free it cancels out all calories. When I first told the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage she looked at me rather strangely and said, Who said that? I know we are both getting old but we are not that old! I got close to her, waved my hand so she could see me and said, Its me. I just said it. Can you see me now? That is not funny. You know exactly what I meant. My grin drained from my face and I said to her, Well, I said it. Did, she said inquisitively, anybody ever say that before you said it? My wife has many talents, skills and gifts. It would be difficult for me to say which is her best gift but at the moment, her greatest skill is backing me into a corner. And in a corner I was thus backed. I then had to explain to her, in detail, how this was an observation I worked through with much research. This is an original with me and I am quite proud to be the author. All she said was, Huh, that is exactly what I thought. I will go to my grave believing when a doughnut is free it means it is free of calories. Call it what you will but free by any other name is still free in my personal dictionary. Getting back to my free doughnut. I was anxious to get to the doughnut shop, cash in the coupon and enjoy a doughnut. I do not know when the best time to eat a doughnut is, so I just started at my convenience. I got at the doughnut shop and walked in and the smell was overpowering. Nothing like the smell of doughnuts baking in the oven with a hint of coffee brewing in the background. I just stood there for a few seconds absorbing the luxury of this marvelous atmosphere. It is not often I can enjoy such luxuries, especially if my wife knows6 Riverland News, Thursday, October 24, 2013 SAR002554 000GAAF 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 000FYCC 489-2685 Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Services 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Godly Play Healing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith Rainbow River Blue Cove 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 000FZWA The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com 000G7HY 11371 N. Williams St. Suite 1 Dunnellon (352) 465-1188 11371 N. Williams St. 11371 N. Williams St. Suite 1 Dunnellon Suite 1 Dunnellon (352) 465-1188 (352) 465-1188 Come in and meet our Professional Stylists: Terry, Tabitha, Debbie & Ron Wishing All A Safe and Happy Halloween D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Communion Worship Service 8:00 AM Praise Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Building the Kingdom in Everything We Do 352-489-4026 www.fumc-dunnellon.org 000FZU7 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 000FZWT 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 000FZW4 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 000G4IR 000G6WC 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 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 000G4H4 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 Church schedules Octoberfest DinnerHoly Faith Episcopal Church in Blue Cove will host its annual Octoberfest Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at its church at 19924 SW Blue Cove Road. Dinner is $8 per person and take-out is available. Beth Israel to host Friday serviceCongregation Beth Israel will host a regular Shabbat evening service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 State Road 200, Ocala. Karen Allen, Beth Israels rabbi, will lead the congregation in song and prayer. She will be discussing the Torah portions concerning the patriarchs and matriarchs and will also be recognizing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. An Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. For information, call Mary at 861-2056 or Judi at 237-8277 or visit bethisraelocala. org.Romeo Baptist to mark milestoneRomeo Baptist Church will have a homecoming during its 11 a.m. worship service Sunday, Oct. 27, to celebrate its 103rd year serving the Lord in this area. The public is welcome to celebrate with the congregation for the celebration. Lunch will be served on the church grounds following the worship service. After lunch, there will be activities such as singing, horseback rides and trunk or treats. For more information, call 489-1788. Romeo Baptist Church is at 20545 SW 5th Place Road.Holy Faith slates Harvest FestivalHoly Faith Episcopal Church will host a Harvest Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2, at its facility in Blue Cove. The event will feature 20 vendors, who will offer customized childrens books, artwork, handmade dulcimers, jewelry, candy, handbags, and more. For information, call 489-2685. Old-time gospel meetings slatedThe Dunnellon Church of Christ will host a Gospel meeting Sunday, Nov. 3, through Wednesday, Nov. 6, featuring Gene H. Miller, preacher of Steer Creek Church of Christ in Stumptown, W.Va. Three meetings are scheduled for 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 with topics about Tempted and Tried, The Magic Touch and The Only Forgotten Son. A fellowship meal with follow the 10:45 meeting and refreshments will be provided after the Sunday night meeting. Meetings will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with topics about How Big Is Your God?, Why Be A Christian? and Anywhere with Jesus. Refreshments will be provided after all evening meetings. For information, email Stuart Schlachter at schlacht @bellsouth.net or call 352-447-2944.Church plans concert seriesThe Dunnellon Presbyterian Concert Fall Series has scheduled the following appearances. All events will begin at 3 p.m. and are free will. The church is at 20641 Chestnut St. Nov. 10 Dunnellon Community Chorale presents a tribute to veterans and the American flag. Dec. 15 The Central Florida Master Choir will present its annual Christmas program. CHURCH EVENTS FUMC to host Gospel concert Community Thrift Shop donates to FUMC food pantry Photo by Joann McCulloughThe Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop, represented by Barbara Hayes, left, and Donna Stalter, Thrift Shop volunteers, recently presented the Rev. Eddie Fulford of First United Methodist Church with $1,000 to replenish its food pantry in time for the upcoming holiday season. Arline Keenum, volunteer for the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop, called the church to ask if it needed money for stocking its food pantry and was told they were in dire need. The ladies went to work with a telephone committee and within two days, had the necessary vote to award the church $1,000 to help supply food for the needy of this community. Fulford indicated the number of families asking for assistance has grown considerably and he was extremely grateful for the gift and financial support the group has given them over the years. OUT TO PASTOR Whats in a name, anyRev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 7 Special to the Riverland News


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.Church schedules monthly fish frySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church, on the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East, will host its monthly fish fry from 4 to 6 p.m. the first Friday monthly through May. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. For information, call 489-5954. where I am. When I became adjusted to the ambience, I walked up to the counter and presented my coupon for a free doughnut. It was at that moment I saw them. I know I am not the most observant person at the circus. Many things get by me without noticing them. Sometimes I am just in deep thought and not aware of my surroundings. I can relate to Walter Mitty in many ways. There they were, freshly baked Apple Fritters. I was stunned. It just never crossed my mind that a doughnut shop would have this kind of delicious tidbit. But there they were. Freshly baked and staring at me with alluring eyes of desire. I do not know how much better a day can get than this. When I got up this morning, I did not realize this would be a wonderful day. There they were staring at me and I staring back and immediately there was a connection. Standing in line I could hardly wait for my turn to order. I presented my coupon for a free doughnut and the young woman behind the counter said, Which doughnut can I get for you, sir? I savored the moment, licked my drying lips and said, Ill have an Apple Fritter. With that said, I sighed a deep sigh of true contentment. Im sorry, sir, the young woman said. There is no need to be sorry, young lady, I said as cheerfully as I possibly could. No, sir, Im sorry but an Apple Fritter is not a doughnut. I can take a joke as well as anybody else. In fact, I have put forth my share of jokes. However, an Apple Fritter is no joking matter. Excuse me, I said almost breathlessly. An Apple Fritter is not a doughnut, so what doughnut would you like me to get for you? The thought began unfolding in my mind at this point that she was not joking. She sincerely believed an Apple Fritter was not a doughnut. I know an Apple Fritter is among the Cadillac of doughnuts but in my mind, it is still a doughnut. I did not have much opportunity to set this young woman straight with one of the great fundamentals of life. I had to take one of her free doughnuts along with my coffee, go to a corner and think about these things. What good is free if it is not really what you want? Sometimes people use the word free as a device to get you to a place where they can sell you something else. The Bible is the only place I will accept a free offer. One particular verse sets this forth quite nicely. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32 KJV). This is often used out of context. The truth that makes us free indeed is none other than the truth about Jesus Christ. He is the only one capable of delivering something absolutely free.The 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. Riverland News, Thursday, October 24, 2013 7 000G5EH OPENING OCTOBER 29 Birds Garden Nature Nautical Fishing Hunting Lodge Man Cave Motorcycle Rustic Western Wilderness The Home Outfitter Hours: Tues Fri 10am 5:30pm Sat 10am 2pm Gifts & Dcor for the Outdoor Enthusiast 11875 Cedar St. (Hwy. 40) Dunnellon, FL Located within the Historic Village Shops of Dunnellon 352-213-4663 www.thehomeoutfitter.com 000GE2A Hickory Island Lighthouse Lounge Come Sit With Friends At The H.I.L.L.000G72Y48 Hwy. 19 S, Inglis, FL Located on Hwy. 19 South of Hwy. 40www.HickoryIslandFL.com (352) 447-2520 FULL LIQUOR / 14 DRAFTSIce Cold A/C Buzz Time Trivia Darts Pool Tables Table Shuffleboard Huge Screen TVs Biker Friendly $100 BEST COSTUME CARVED PUMPKIN CONTEST $100 Live Band & Prizes October 30, 2013 6-10 PM 000FYR5 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. 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. 000G8WR 000GES4 11920 N. Florida Ave. (Hwy. 41), Citrus Springs 1 Mile south of Dunnellon Visit our website at www. bentlysrestaurant .com to view all our menus or call 352-465-5810. Now Open Tuesdays Bentlys Restaurant Join Us For A Great Lunch Or Dinner Hours: Tues. Sat. 11am 9pm Sun. 9am 8pm Closed Mon. Walk-Ins Welcome 854-6531 Appointments Appreciated 6160 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Jasmine Plaza There really is a difference in salons . COME SEE STARR Mon.-Fri. 1-6 Sat. 9-3 000GCWI 50th anniversary Anthony and Georgianna Szost will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. The couple was married Oct. 26, 1963 in Fairfield, Conn., and moved to Dunnellon in 1976. The couple has two children, Richard and Bonnie and a son-in-law, Rich. In addition, they have three grandchildren, Richie, LeAnn and Anthony. Anthony Szost retired from a lumber company, while Georgianna retired after working for an insurance agency. The couple enjoys spending time with their family, friends and taking cruises. PASTORcontinued from page 6 Lois W. Callahan, 91Lois W. Callahan, 91, of Morriston died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at her home Survivors include daughters, Kathleen (Earle) Sparrow, Margie Callahan and Laura (Dick) Roberts; sons, Daniel (Connie) Callahan, Paul Callahan, Michael (Barbara) Callahan and Raymond (Vivianna) Callahan. Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church with a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Knauff funeral Home in charge of arrangements.Patricia Camilla Cureton, 67Patricia Camilla Cureton, 67, of Dunnellon, Fla., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., went to be with her Lord and Savior from her home in Dunnellon Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. She was born in New Orleans, La., June 13, 1946, daughter of the late Clifton Walter and Catherine (Brown) Robinson. She received a bachelor of science degree in communications from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., and a second bachelors degree in nursing at Widener College, Chester, Pa., and began her career in nursing. Patricia was a registered nurse with the U.S. Postal Service and was also employed with the V.A. Hospital. After moving to Dunnellon, she served as a Nurse Care Coordinator with Childrens Medical Services, North Central Region. Patricia attended the Mt. Zion Holy Church, Philadelphia, Pa., she was a member of Womens Aglow. She than became a member of Living Faith Christian Center, Pennsauken, N.J., and in Florida a member of Grandview Church, Dunnellon. Patricia is survived by her beloved husband of 36 years, Michael L. Cureton of Dunnellon; children, Troy Davidson, Doninique Stephens and her husband Frank, Tamika Davis and her husband Gregory; grandchildren Christopher, Tyrone, Timothy and Christian Davidson, Gia Davis and Sanaa and Aysha Stephens; mother-inlaw, Rose Cureton; siblings, Charles Robinson and his wife Lovenia, Lorraine Wilson and her husband Ellis, Elka Lee Robinson, Sylvia Gordon and her husband Roderick; a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-inlaw, church family, friends and neighbors. Funeral services and burial will be at a later date in Philadelphia, Pa. OBITUARIES Patricia Camilla Cureton CHURCH EVENTS Solution to puzzle on Page 9


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. Nov. 7 and 8 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.Music on the Rails scheduled Nov. 8 The Greater Dunnellon Historic Society, which hosts Murder Mysteries quarterly, will host a live concert featuring Bickley Rivera and her husband, Nelson, from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Historic Train Depot at 12061 S. Williams St. Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 per person at the door. Prices include a light fare of hot and cold hors doeuvres and drinks. Doors will open at 6:30. To purchase tickets in advance, call Elizabeth Letchworth at 465-2399 or stop by the Depot between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays.Eastern Star to host fashion showOrder of the Eastern Star Dunnellon Chapter No. 235 will hosts its annual Fashion Show at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the First Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St. Guests will be served lunch while viewing the latest fashions for the holiday seasons as presented by Bon Worth. Tickets are $15 per person.For information, call Jan Rowe at 352-436-4148. school, history mainly focused on the American Revolution and the Civil War. Rarely, if ever, did we broach the topic of World War II. On a few occasions, if we could distract our history teacher, he would share stories about his time spent serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. It wasnt until college was I able to sit through a history course that focused so much on World War II. While it was mainly three key points of the Pacific Theater, I soaked it up. It was fascinating. When the Band of Brothers was turned into an award-winning miniseries, I turned my attention to the European Theater. Its all fascinating, and really, it gives you an appreciation for the generation who put their boots to the ground and fought for not only our freedoms, but many others across the globe. That doesnt even begin to include the millions of Americans who made sacrifices on a daily basis. I cannot even fathom todays generations of citizens willing to give up what we consider basic necessities such as gasoline, milk, bread, tires and such. We take so much for granted, yet appreciate very little of what previous generations considered as doing their part. Even still, history has a unique way of speaking to todays generation. We just have to tune our minds to what its trying to tell us. This past Friday, I had the fortunate opportunity to receive a history lesson up close and personal as I boarded the C-47, known as the Tico Belle. Certainly, there are some modifications to the decades-old aircraft, but if that plane could talk, I think thered have been a years-long history lesson underway at the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport. The facility itself could give most of us a history lesson as it served as a World War II training base as America prepared its young men for the greatest invasion. As I climbed inside the plane and watched the men, with parachutes strapped to their backs, you could sense they understood the history. As we taxied to the runway, the door wide open and the engines at full throttle, the nostalgia poured over me. Generations before me, men climbed inside of that very plane with weapons, grenades and rations to get them through a few days as they were about to embark on a journey with uncertainty about their fate, and maybe a sense of fear. Heck, I was scared at the notion of sitting within 5 feet of the door, no parachute and just a seatbelt on, a camera slung around my neck and a camera bag on my shoulder. As we made our way to more than 1,000 feet in the air, my imagination began to run wild as I tried my best to place myself in the boots of those men young men and what was going through their minds. Here were men, who signed up for this duty, who volunteered to jump out of a perfectly good airplane into a war zone while being shot at. I was worried about being sucked out of the door sad, but true. Still, it wasnt until we began our run toward the airport and the men waiting were ordered to stand and hook up that my heart began to race. The clicks resonated above the wind that whipped throughout the cargo area. An order to check equipment as bellowed out, and slowly, but efficiently those preparing to jump sounded off. My heart raced faster as the knots in my stomach tightened even more. The green light was given, and one-by-one the men leapt from the plane. As soon as the first group was cleared, the second group prepared to make their plunge. We circled back around, heading for the airport and the second group plunged as the sun set into the cloudy skies along the west coast. As the pilots made the descent for a landing, my sense of gratitude and appreciation for that generation reached a new peak. Those folks are Americas greatest generation, and for those who dont recognize it, we should. We should also appreciate those men and women, whove fought, or continue to fight, our country. You may disagree with war, but dont disrespect our troops. 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Thrift Shop to host Fashion ShowThe Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop will host its annual Fashion show at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Rainbow River Club at 12450 San Jose Blvd. Fashions will be modeled by thrift shop volunteers. All clothes modeled are for sale. A donation of $5 at the door is requested. Beverages, finger sandwiches and desserts will be available after the show. For information or to purchase tickets, call 489-2122.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. For information, call 489-8021. a brand-new home, the women put forth great effort to raising money for their building fund. The original clubhouse was torn down in 1971 and a new building was constructed. The first meeting in the new clubhouse was May 8, 1972, exactly 50 years after the original gathering of the women. The members worked hard and paid off their mortgage six years later. The club is still doing well and currently has 79 members with four applications still pending. Since the very beginning, the women have helped Dunnellon and decided to keep all their efforts and money here. Originally, the women were members of the Greater Federated Womens Club and decided to withdraw from them in 2005, said Joanne Schemery, the current president of the club. It was just too expensive. One of their first efforts to help their community grow started in 1930 when the group began the first library in Dunnellon with just one shelf of books in their clubhouse. According to Mary Miranda of the Dunnellon Branch of the Marion County Library, the WCD women continued their work and ultimately raised enough funds to erect a structure for the library, which now houses Greenlight Communications. The people of Dunnellon also provided materials and helped build the first library in 1961. Later, the county took over the daily operations, added services and it became the Dunnellon Branch of the Marion County Library System. We concentrate on helping the Dunnellon charities, Schemery said. We also donate to Kimberlys Cottage and the Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Center in Ocala, because they help all of Marion County. The women accomplish a great deal considering they only have monthly meetings from September through May and try to do at least six fundraisers each year. We are not a social club. We have fundraisers and give to our charities, said Treva Matthews, an immediate past president of WCD. We socialize after the meetings, have four about town luncheons and have one or two day trips a year. Even when working, we still have a good time. They try to have a yearly fashion show and craft show as some of the ways they raise money. The WCD has also participated in the Christmas parade and some of the women knit or crochet hats and mittens for the kindergarten and firstgraders at Romeo and Dunnellon Elementary Schools. We also donate to the (Food-4-Kids) backpack program and help pack them each month, said Pat McJunkin, the past Ways and Means chairwoman. The amount of money we make is what we give. The clubhouse is also available for rental as a way to raise money, but they have strict insurance guidelines they must follow. The women have recently decided to wait until the end of the year to award their donations to a predetermined list of Dunnellon charities. In the past, they gave a donation each month to a different charity. This way we will try to give an equal amount to each charity, Schemery said. We make sure we give back to the community. For information about the Womens Club of Dunnellon, call Joanne Schemery at 465-7161. Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. 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Bryce Thalacker, boys golf The senior golfer fired a 7-over 79 at the District 2A-7 Golf Championships last week to qualify for this past Tuesdays Region 2A-3 Golf Championships, which was hosted at 7 Rivers Golf & Country Club. Kayla McMann, volleyballThe senior captain played extremely well this past week with eight kills and 22 service points. She also had five aces. McMann has led the team this year in all stats and was a great captain. The team worked well with her leadership. Kayla McMann Bryce Thalacker RIVERLANDEDUCATION/SPORTS 10 Riverland News, Thursday, October 24, 2013 STAY HEALTHY! Citrus Springs 10489 N Florida Ave. 489-2486 000G1HC Proud to sponsor this weeks athlete of the week DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY SUNCOAST PRIMARY CARE SPECIALISTS DMS celebrating Red Ribbon Week The National Safe Schools week began Oct. 21 and runs through Friday. The Dunnellon Middle School SAVE Club Chapter Students Against Violence Everywhere sponsored a poster contest with the theme of Cant we all get along? The winner will be named Friday. The National Safe Schools week leads us directly into Red Ribbon Week at Dunnellon Middle School. Red Ribbon week kicked off Wednesday in conjunction with National SAVE Day and will run through Oct. 30. DMS students will stand up against violence everywhere as we celebrate Red Ribbon Week with the theme of A healthy me is drug free. Below is a list of activities the DMS SAVE Club members have scheduled to make the campus aware of dangers of drugs and alcohol and the detrimental outcome of violence. Today Hat Day as we put a lid on drugs and alcohol. Friday Flip Side Friday as we wear wacky and wild clothes. Dont forget the DMS dress code. Monday Career Day. Students will dress up as the profession you would like to be. Tuesday Pledge Day. Students will wear red and create pledge/ Special to the Riverland NewsDMS science students, from left, Beatrice Ortega, Lauren Ford, Sydney Hanchar, Heather Letscher and Caroline Shank have an a-ha moment when all the clues and scientific study culminates in the answer during Mr. Allisons seventhand eighthgrade science classes murder-mystery lab.PRINCIPALS OFFICE Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal See SMALLRIDGE page 14 Church mens club plays horseshoesThe Mens Club of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church play horseshoes at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the church. Horseshoes will be provided to anyone needing them and instructions in pitching, scoring and court maintenance will be provided. The public is welcome. For information, call 489-5954.MCFR to host fishing tourney on Nov. 9The Marion County Fire Rescue Benevolence Fund will host the 2013 Salt Water Fishing Classic on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Encore Crystal Isles RV Resort in Crystal River. This inshore and offshore tournament offers cash prizes in three categories: trout, redfish and grouper. The event is family friendly and kids 14 and younger fish free. Cost per adult to enter is $50. After the tournament weigh-in, at 5:30 p.m., a fish fry will be held at the Encore Crystal Isles RV Resort, 11419 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. Dinner is included in the tournament entry fee, but residents dont have to fish to grab a fresh dinner, enter raffles or enjoy family activities. There will be a captains meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Encore Crystal Isles RV Resort clubhouse. For information, including tournament rules, visit www.mcfr saltwaterclassic.word press.com, or contact Justin Goodlett at 352-427-5098 or email mcfrsaltwaterclassic@ gmail.com. Golf tournament to benefit DHS baseballThe second annual Aaron Deneau Memorial Golf Tournament will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Juliette Falls Golf & Country Club. Cost is $75 per person or $300 for a fourperson team. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 each. Prizes will be awarded for the three lowest gross score teams and the three lowest net score teams. There will also be raffles prizes and 50/50 chance drawing. All proceeds go toward the Dunnellon High baseball program. For information, call Gary Kudlack at 352464-7007 or Ann or Kyle Deneau at 489-3859. SPORTS BRIEFS Romeo names Terrific Kids for October Romeo Elementary School is proud to announce Octobers Terrific Kids, which is part of the Kiwanis Kids program. It is an award that is given to one child, per class every month, who is outstanding, succeeding or overall terrific. Each child is awarded with a certificate signed by their teacher and the school principal as well as a sticker, bumper decal, pencil and a coupon from a local business. Congratulations to the following students: VPK: Leslie Divas Cruz. Kindergarten: Kaycie DeCesare, Brooke Popper, Ariana Sanville, Abigail Scales and Dalton Stivers; First Grade: Jocelyn Ancelmo, Reese Bradham, Alex Johnson, Natalie Ledesma, Michael Montgomery, Rylee Slemp and Hayden Wood; Second Grade: Samuel Crespo, Dulce Davila, Lyndsey Gunn, Angela Levan and Amber Stivers; Third Grade: Kailey Fowler, Melissa Hill, Kayla Jarrell, Faith Marra, Gabriel Raymond and Samantha Tweedy; Fourth Grade: Darrien Decker, Jane Ashman Romeo PrincipalPRINCIPALS OFFICE See ASHMAN page 14 Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Oct. 20: Monday Night Special: Handicap: Jim Wright 304, 837; Mike Dudziak 281; Chris Car 770; Pat Flanagan 275; Jennifer Smith 265; Saad Bouve 728; Myla Wexler 692. Scratch: Chris Carr 268, 770; Jim Wright 255; Eric Glowacki 255; Eddie Corbitt 692; Judy Timmons 204, 532; Pam Levert 200; Myla Wexler 521. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Ken Sprague 297; Nick Weaver 289, 752; Wayne Baker 754; Bobbie Christensen 277; Joyce Swarm 255, 692; Betty Noland 693. Scratch: Ken Sprague 267; Phil Spencer 257, 687; Jeff Koch 675; Bobbie Christensen 194; Betty Noland 170, 483; Paula Weaver 461. Suncoast Seniors 12-Week: Handicap: Robert Bennett 265, 722; Joe Markham 253; Lou Hiller 705; Helen Simonson 262, 725; Barb Steffen 251; Pat Honaker 693. Scratch: Ken Meldrum 232, 530; Robert Bennett 211, 560; Barb Steffen 174, 460; Sherry Hiller 157, 432. Scratch Challenge: Trevor Roberts 264, 736; Cody Mullis 259; Tim Lawrence 711; Dorine Fugere 198, 530; Kim Mullis 177, 496. Late Starters: Handicap: Ted Rafanan 279; Rich Soletto 262; Ron Gable 713; Rich Vehrs 699; Mary Skourn 251; Betty Chapman 243, 687; Vicki Soletto 665. Scratch: Ted Rafanan 268, 663; Rich Soletto 254, 653; Nancy Duncan 195, 526; Millie George 192; Betty Chapman 486. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Jay Willet 309; Matt OBrien 301; Brian Carney 802; Charlie Stein 775. Scratch: Matt OBrien 288, 725; Jay Willet 280; Brian Carney 772; Charlie Stein 745; Sam Bass 718; Sean Fugere 708; Tim Lawrence 707. Womens Trio: Handicap: Peggy Murdock 253, 688; Monika Seeger 246, 643. Scratch: Peggy Murdock 217, 580; Shirley Tenity 198, 499. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Mike Bonadonna 243, 651; John Bahrs 236, 678; Laura Bonadonna 232, 628; Pat Pulgrano 227; Pat Stoner 602. Scratch: Rocky Sincore 191, 528; Mike Bonadonna 191; Alan Murray 183, 497; Barb McNally 176, 459; Janet Murray 173, 492. Parkview Owls: Handicap: George Munzing 270, 677; Kenneth Folk 246; Bob Desmeules 685; Mila Ragsdale 256, 683; June Williams 238; Arlene Heaton 684. Scratch: George Munzing 246; Marvin Brigner 242, 636; Ted Rafanan 672; Mila Ragsdale 211, 548; Myla Wexler 159; Arlene Heaton 444. Bowlers of the Week: Peggy Murdock, 88 pins over her average, and Trevor Roberts, 169 pins over his average. BOWLING SCORES Tigers seek turnaround Riverland News file photoDunnellon quarterback Kobie Jones is out for the final two games of the season with an undisclosed injury. The sophnomore was hurt Friday on the Tigers first series against Live Oak. Dunnellon will attempt to snap two-game losing streak What a difference the past two weeks have been for the Dunnellon High School football team. An offense clicking on all cylinders five of six games scoring 30 or more points and a defense which hadnt yield more than 14 points twice in a game throughout the season have fallen on hard times. A week after a crushing loss 34-7 loss to North Marion in the District 5A-5 race, the Tigers offense was unhinged against Live Oak Suwannee. More troubling than the 31-3 setback against Live Oak, was the loss or sophomore quarterback Kobie Jones on Dunnellons first offensive possession. The rising star is done for the season, meaning Tiger coach Frank Beasley will now have to turn to Zach McKee, a freshman to guide Dunnellon in its final two games of the season. And for the recent addition to the varsity squad, McKee certainly didnt have it easy against Live Oak, nor will he have it any easier in his first varsity start when the Tigers host Gainesville Eastside at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ned Love Field as they close out their district slate. In Beasleys nineyear tenure at Dunnellon his lone head coaching stint he has never started a freshman under center; however, the injury changes that for Beasley, whose team is assured of a .500 or better record during his time as head coach. Theyve got a lot of skill, theyre big and athletic, Beasley said about Eastside, one of three teams tied for first place in District 5A-5. Well have our work cut out for us. The work Beasley refers to is moving the ball, chewing up clock time and not turning the ball over, a problem the past two games for the Tigers in which theyve been handed back-to-back lopsided defeats. That likely means heavy workloads still for running backs Bubba Sims, Josh Williams and Kane Parks, the top offensive threats for Dunnellon throughout the season. Defensively, were playing well, he said. Were just not giving the defense time to rest. Out of the running for a playoff spot, Beasley knows his team has a chance to finish the season strong and perhaps play the role of spoiler, at least against Eastside. Dunnellon then closes out the season Nov. 1 at Lecanto. Were trying to win these last two games for our seniors, Beasley said, and send them out on a strong, positive note. DUNNELLON VS. EASTSIDE WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ned Love F ield. RECORDS: Dunnellon 5-3 overall, 3-2 District 5A -5; Eastside 3-4, 3-1. LAST WEEK: Dunnellon lost, 31-3, to Live Oak Suwannee; Eastside defeated Cr ystal River, 36-7. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News


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12 Riverland News, Thursday, October 24, 2013 ABOVE: Larry Ransom, right, assists J. Sousa, a member of the Brazil Marines, with his equipment Friday as Sousa prepared to make his first jump of the day. RIGHT: A participant in the training exercise prepares to unpack his gear in preparation for a morning jump. BOTTOM: James Gajarsa, left, repacks his parachute with the assistance of Britt Cave. Particpants were requiredi to repack their gear for a second jump. ABOVE: A parachutists leg is tied up in his main chute after deploying his reserve chute during the first trial run Friday at the airport. The chutist landed hard, but was not injured. BELOW: A group sits on the floor inside the Tico Belle awaiting orders to prepare for their jump from 1,500 feet. Parachutists from 11 different countries gathered last week at the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport as the National Parachute Test Center (NPTC), in conjunction with Valiant Air Command, hosted a training exercise for jumpers to prepare for World War II re-enactments. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News


Riverland News, Thursday, October 24, 2013 13 ABOVE: Parachutists go through roll call as they prepare to make thier final jump of the day during training exercise for jumpers to prepare for World War II re-enactments. BELOW: Two participants in the exercise guide their chutes safely toward the landing zone at the airport. ABOVE: A chutist heads toward the landing zone at the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport using a World War II-era round parachute. BELOW: A jump master peers out the door of the Tico Belle to see if the landing zone at the airport is clear. Sharon Kitzmiller, who served in the U.S. Army for five years, prepares to pack her parachute after safely landing during her morning jump. Kitzmiller, who began skydiving in February, said theres no way to put into words what its like to jump from a plane used in such a historical event. Its unreal, she said, fighting back tears. The Tico Belle, a C-47, which was the military version of the civilian DC-3 airliner, was built in 1942. Here, the plane taxies toward the runway at the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport as it prepares to take off from the airport, which served as a World War II training facility. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News fuel load. It could also hold a fully assembled jeep or a 37-mm cannon. As a troop transport, it carried 28 soldiers in full combat gear. Seven basic versions were built, and the aircraft was given at least 22 designations. It was produced in greater quantities than any other World War II Army transport, and it continued to serve in both Korea and Vietnam. Ultimately, more than 10,000 aircraft were made and served with some 90 different countries. As for the Tico Belle, it arrived in England in 1944 and was assigned to the 9th Troop Carrier Command, which was part of the 9th Army Air Force. She was further assigned to the 437th Troop Carrier Group (TCG) and the 84th Troop Carrier Squadron (TCS). The 437th TCG is the ancestor of the 437th Airlift Wing, which is based at Charleston AFB. In support of the Normandy landings, the Tico Belle was one of 52 C-47s that departed around 2 a.m. June 6, 1944, with troop-carrying Waco gliders containing elements of the 82nd airborne infantry. The gliders were released south of Cherbourg with the object of isolating the western end of the invasion bridgehead, but poor weather and anti-aircraft fire disrupted the formations causing the glider landings to be somewhat scattered, history records stated. Although the Tico Belle did not fly in a follow-up mission on D-Day, it was called into action following the initial invasion. According to records, the Tico Belle towed 17 Horsa and 33 Waco gliders carrying reinforcements of troops, anti-aircraft pieces, ammunition, rations and other supplies for the 82nd Airborne Division. The Tico Belle also played an integral role in the Battle of the Bulge Operation Varsity and the Berlin Airlift. During the Battle of the Bulge, the Tico Belle flew desperately needed resupply missions to the besieged forces at Bastogne. Operation Varsity was part of the Allied Forces plans to cross the Rhine River, which no invading army had accomplished since Napoleon in 1805. The Tico Belle was required to tow two gliders double tow each full of airborne infantry. Though casualties were heavy, paratroopers landed together and took the east bank of the Rhine to help protect the bridgehead, which was successfully done, allowing Allied Forces to make their way into Germany. From June 1948 to May 1949, the Tico Belle was one of numerous World War II aircraft to participate in the Berlin Airlift during the multinational occupation of post-World War II Germany in which the Soviet Union blocked the three Western powers railroad and street access to the western sectors of Berlin. In 1950, the Norwegian Air Force took delivery of the Tico Bell as part of a lend-lease program. In 1956, she was transferred to the Royal Danish Air Force, where her duty assignment was to transport the Royal Family of Denmark. In 1982, with more than 13,500 flying hours, the Royal Danish Air Force finally retired the Tico Belle. And thats where the Valiant Air Command (VAC) stepped in. With the help of the Royal Danish Air Force, pilots ferried her to the United States. During the latter part of the 1980s and the 1990s, the Tico Belle visited many air shows and toured around the nation as a flying museum, educating thousands about her battle heritage and of the legacy of those who sacrificed so much in the service of their country. Along the way, she acquired her WWII type nose art and became known far and wide as the Valiant Air Commands Tico Belle; after the Titusville/Cocoa airport where she is based. BELLE continued from page 1


Solis Palomo-Melendrez, Peter Reich, Cynthia Saldana and Bethany Vaughn; Fifth Grade: Nicholas Bushey, Mischief Alex Carver, Elias Erickson, Teegan Eversole, Matthew Brycen Hunt, Jacqueline Jurado, Ashleigh Palmer, Jamiya Reeves and Paul Shelton.Teacher accoladesCongratulations to Tim Peterson and Cara Knowles, the Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year, respectively, for 2013-2014 Peterson was nominated by his peers for Teacher of the Year at Romeo Elementary. He has taught at Romeo since 2004. Presently, he is our fourth-grade math/science teacher. Mr. Peterson was also selected as the Marion County PRISM winner for elementary science. PRISM stands for Promoting Regional Interest in Science and Math. PRISM was developed to recognize teachers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This program is designed to recognize outstanding mathematics and science teachers who share best practices within their district. Mr. Peterson is currently attending the Florida Association of Science Teacher Conference in Miami. Knowles has been our VE self-contained teacher at Romeo since 2012. Rookie Teacher of the Year is recognition for teachers with less than three years experience. Mr. Peterson and Mrs. Knowles will be Romeos candidates for Teacher and Rookie Teacher of the Year at the 2013-2014 Golden Apple Teacher of the Year Award competition. Congratulations to you both.Romeo Round-UpThe annual Romeo Round-Up, sponsored by Romeos PTO, will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. This is an enjoyable evening full of fun and free games for our children and their families. Safe Halloween is also a part of Romeo Round-Up. With the purchase of a pumpkin necklace, children and their siblings will be able to Trick-or-Treat at 20 different classrooms. And parents dont worry about cooking dinner. The PTO will sell hamburgers, hot dogs and other refreshments. promise lanyards. Wednesday, Oct. 30 Decade Day. Students will wear clothes representing the decade style of their choice, i.e., 1970s, s, s, etc. DMS SAVE Club members will also have a poetry and song contest during Red Ribbon Week. A big thank you to DMS SAVE Club members and their sponsors for devoting after-school hours to bring us this important message against violence and the use of drugs and alcohol. Picture retakes will be this morning. Please have your child bring the pictures from our September 13th picture day to return to the photographer for retakes. The DMS boys and girls volleyball teams will play today at Fort King Middle School. The boys game will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the girls game will begin at 5:30. Please come out and cheer our teams on as they display their athletic expertise on the volleyball court. The Dunnellon Middle School bands both beginning and advanced will play with the Dunnellon High School band at Fridays football game. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Please arrive at 5:30 p.m. at the high school for seating arrangements. DMS Tiger artists will display their work Saturday and Sunday at the Fine Arts of Ocala Show. We know our students have been diligently working under the guidance of Mr. Doug Henry to provide us with a wide variety of artwork showing off just how talented our young people are. We hope you have the opportunity to visit the art show and enjoy the art work and the depth of talent our students truly have. On Thursday, Oct. 31, students can wear their Halloween costume all day for $2 with proceeds benefiting the United Way of Marion County. Costumes must be within DMS dress code guidelines. No masks or hair dye are allowed; however, wigs are acceptable as well as minimal face makeup. No weapons or handheld items are allowed. Mr. Allisons seventhand eighth-grade science classes ended their first quarter with a murder mystery lab. Its a murder dying to be solved. There is an outline of a dead body on the patio of a luxurious beach house. Somewhere around it are a couple of fingerprints as well as a few threads and strands of hair. Four people have a motive to kill the extremely rich victim. The solution to the crime is up to the most resourceful and knowledgeable criminalists to solve the murder. Sporting team names such as The Majestic Unicorns, The Pink Cupcakes and team Ooh Kill m, students honed their science skills while demonstrating the entire first nine weeks unit on the nature of science. In this outcomebased project, students practiced STEM skills observing and recording a model crime scene complete with mysterious white powders, unknown footprints, random hair samples and suspect statements. In addition to this thorough and exciting use of scientific skills, Mr. Allison arranged for a forensic team from the Marion County Sheriffs Office to come and speak to his students. Thank you, Deputies Decker and Vidot for your time and patience in explaining what you do as in the Forensic Unit of the Marion County Sheriffs Office. Our students enjoyed your visit tremendously.Box Tops for EducationPlease continue to drop off your Box Tops for Education at Dunnellon Middle School. Thank you to everyone who has donated their box tops to us. Please drop your box tops off at the front desk of Building No. 1 or Discipline/Attendance Office at Building No. 10.TutoringTutoring is available at Dunnellon Middle School for our students who would like clarification, explanation or one-on-one time with an instructor to practice a skill or skills. Both morning and after-school tutoring are available with highly qualified instructors. Morning tutoring is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and afterschool sessions run from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Tutoring will be in the Media Center on a voluntary basis and students are responsible for arranging transportation. 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Tuesday, Oct. 29 7:30 a.m. FFA Parliamentary meeting in the Ag room. 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. Brain Bowl practice with Mr. Williams. Wednesday, Oct. 30 7:30 a.m. FFA officers meeting in the Ag Room 3:40 to 5 p.m. Boys and girls volleyball practice. Thursday, Oct. 31 Final Payment for Washington, D.C., trip is due. For information, call Dean Thomas at 465-6720. 7:30 a.m. FFA Parliamentary meeting in the Ag room. Friday, Nov. 1 Report Cards will be issued. SMALLRIDGE continued from page 10 Schedule of EventsNow through Friday Red Ribbon Week. Friday, Oct. 25 Wear Halloween costumes to school for $1 donation; proceeds benefit United Way of Marion County. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Romeo Round-Up; Book Fair. ASHMAN continued from page 10 UW urges families to apply for KidCareFlorida KidCare is enrolling families every day and United Way of Marion County continues to assist families with enrollment to help more uninsured children receive health care at a price their families can afford through Florida KidCare. Florida KidCare accepts applications yearround from families with uninsured children, 19 and younger. Children enrolled in the program have access to preventive care such as regular doctors visits, immunizations, dental and vision benefits. Most families pay a monthly premium of $15 to $20, or nothing at all. Families can apply in person at United Way or other convenient locations in Marion and Citrus counties by calling 211 to make an appointment. For information, call Faith Beard at 352-732-9696 or at fbeard@uwmc.org.Young Marines seek new membersThe Dunnellon Young Marines is seeking new recruits. Interested youth boys and girls, ages 8 through high school age are eligible. The Dunnellon Young Marines meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the American Legion on U.S. 41 in Dunnellon. The fee to register for the first year is $45. For information, call Capt. Rocky Chin at 352-873-9396.DHS Kiddie World has openingsAre you interested in a way to build your childs foundation for learning before kindergarten at a reasonable price? Dunnellon High Schools Kiddie World is looking for new little smiles to join the Kiddie World family. These services run from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday for children ages 3 to 5 years old. The cost is $10 a week. The Kiddie World program offers an array of activities such as teaching centers, snack time, playground time, music, basic language skills (phonics) and math skills. For information, call Tracy Zellers at 465-6745.Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box tops and labels can be dropped off at the church office or put in the container in the church narthax. For information, call 489-5954.Harmony Preschool registrations acceptedHarmony Preschool continues to welcome students for their Infant Class (6 months to 23 months) and 2to 4-yearold 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 Todd Dunn, commanding officer, at 352-212-5473. EDUCATION BRIEFS


Berlin Airlift? That history certainly wasnt lost on those who came to prepare for re-enactments, just jump or those who are part of an active military group in their home countries. All told, of the more than 60 jumpers who participated in the twoday event Friday and Saturday at the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport, 11 countries were represented. Its unbelievable, said James Dalueg, a member of the Canadian Royal Air Force. Its an honor to follow in the footsteps of the men who stepped onto that plane so many years ago. Sharon Kitzmiller, who served in the U.S. Army for five years and began skydiving in February, said theres no way to put into words what its like to jump from a plane used in such a historical event. Its unreal, she said, fighting back tears. Its hard to quantify what its like to step in there and jump out, using the same parachutes they used. Of course, were doing it under different circumstances, much different than they were. They were doing it under fire, unsure if they were going to live or die. That is why they are our greatest generation. The National Parachute Test Center (NPTC) hosted the event again this year; however, unlike in years past, opened the event to the public, giving citizens the chance to see the Tico Bell up close. The Tico Bell is a great draw, not only for the jumpers, but the crowd, said U.S. Marines retired Maj. Robert A. Mathews, president of NPTC, about opening the event to the public. Shes got a lot of great history that everyone appreciates; they understand it. While spectators are given the opportunity to watch almost five dozen men and women make the jump from 1,500 feet, its the behind-thescenes training they dont see leading up to the two days. Its a great opportunity to provide training to those who need it, Maj. Mathews said. And its also a great opportunity for the strap jumpers (those who only make a few jumps a year) to keep current. 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All Creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents Estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATiON OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents Estate, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of the first publication of this Notice is October 17, 2013. Personal Representative: Beth Anne Blanchard 6 Highview Trail, Wharton, NJ 07885-2907 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ AVONELLE R. MACKERELL, Florida Bar No.: 521980 AVONELLE R. MACKERELL, P.A. 20743 W. Pennsylvania Ave., P.O. Box 717, Dunnellon, FL 34430 Tel: 352-489-2264 Fax: 352-489-6890 E-mail: armack1@live.com October 17 & 24, 2013 462-1024 RIV Schroder, Alalia Meridyth 2013-CP-1544 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2013-CP-1544 IN RE: ESTATE OF ALALIA MERIDYTH SCHRODER a/k/a ALALIA M. SCHRODER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ALALIA MERIDYTH SCHRODER a/k/a ALALIA M. SCHRODER, deceased, whose date of death was August 6, 2013, File Number 2013-CP-1544, 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 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. 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