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Thursday, October 31, 2013 Vol 31 No. 52 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Thrift store slates holiday food driveThe Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store will host a Thanksgiving food drive Friday through Nov. 16. Those who bring canned goods to the store will receive a 10 percent discount. For information, call 465-7957.Spaghetti dinner slated Nov. 9Families in Need of Dunnellon will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at American Legion Post No. 58 on U.S. 41, north of Walmart. Cost is $6 per person. Proceeds from dinner will be used to purchase food to be cooked Thanksgiving and Christmas days at the American Legion. Those dinners are free to the communnity. Donations are welcome. Checks can be made out to Families In Need and can be mailed to P.O. Box 662 Dunnellon, FL, 34431.For information, call Leo or Jan DeWitt 352-208-3514.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.Womens Club to host yard saleThe Dunnellon Womens Club will host its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at its Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Refreshments will be available for a nominal fee. Proceeds will benefit various charities supported by the club. Members are asked to drop off items today during the setup. For information,call Joanne Schemery at 465-8195 or Gerry Hess at 465-7161. Council OKs Greenlight deal The city of Dunnellon is about to eat $6-plus million after its failed attempt to launch its own telecommunication system, and thats contingent on the sale of Greenlight Communications to Florida Cable for $1 million. Florida Cable has agreed to purchase the citys financially beleaguered fiber to the home program as well as negotiate with All-American Leasing to take over lease for the headend equipment. Currently, the city owes slightly less than $1 million on the current lease. But the $1 million potential sales price is nowhere close to the $7.3 million the thenCity Council approved in November 2010 when financing was secured through Regions Bank in Orlando. The city is also on the hook for a $1.6 million bond payment due Friday. Its wait and see (now), its not set in stone, Mayor Nathan Whitt said. Id like to Nathan Whitt John Pierpont Music on the Rails slated Duo to play at DepotWith the weather getting cooler, thoughts may easily float to a Caribbean island with their gentle ocean breezes, drinks with little umbrellas and the unique music. The Greater Dunnellon Historic Society is bringing that special melodious sound to Dunnellon. They will magically turn the Train Depot into a south sea island featuring a live performance by recording artist Bickley Rivera in the Music on the Rails concert. Rivera will perform a selection of reggae music, calypso and soca, which is the sound of calypso combined with the American soul music. She also is a steelpan artist and has used the instrument to develop her unique Nujazz and Chillout genre. The steelpan is the national instrument of Trinidad and was originally discovered by slaves. Not being able to attend the festivities of their masters, the slaves used an old oil drum and developed the steelpan for their own entertainment Riveras album Chillin After Five has the sounds of steelpan and vocals in the trendy chill-out style. I have heard Bickley perform many times already, Frank Strobl, event co-chairman, said. She is a great musician and her husband, Nelson, is her percussionist. They are both lovely The streets of Dunnellon will belong to the ghouls, goblins, princesses, superheroes and villains tonight as youths will mark a right of passage seeking more treats than tricks. And theyre bound to get it as the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with local businesses along East and West Pennsylvania Avenue, will host the annual Trail of Treaters from 5 to 7 tonight, starting at the Chamber of Commerce at 20500 E. Pennsylvania Ave. There, youths and their families can obtain a map of participating businesses and a treat bag to fill with goodies. I love it, I love seeing the kids, I love seeing the families, said Beverly Leisure, executive director of the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce. It seems like we get more and more families each year. More important, Leisure said, the event provides children a safe environment for youths to trick-or-treat. I think its just a safe way, with the way the world is, for the kids to go out and have some fun and for the parents to know it is safe, she added. And its a way for the businesses to get some exposure. Some of the families who come get to know what businesses are here that they might not know about otherwise. Plus, it brings everyone in the community together, Leisure said. Its a good way to keep our kids safe and off the streets, she added, noting the police department works with the Chamber and businesses to Trail of Treaters, other events on tap for Halloween Riverland News file photoEven adults were in the festive spirit of Halloween as the Queen of Hearts, left, and the Scarecrow, follow their children, Alice, and the Pumpkin, along East Pennsylvania during the Trail of Treaters last year. This years event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight. Gator gunned down in home invasion Christmas might be two months away, but in the early morning hours of Oct. 22, there arose such a clatter that Alan Abele sprang from his bed to see what was the matter. Even he knew it wasnt a visit from the jolly ol elf, St. Nicholas, It rose you out of bed like a shot, the longtime Rio Vista resident said, explaining he believed it was a serious home invasion. It was not just something thumping at your front door. It tore the screen door off its hinges. Abele didnt tear open the shutters and throw up the sash, instead he immediately grabbed his Smith & Wesson .357, flashlight and the phone. The screen door had been lodged wide open by a large pottery landscaping pot that had been turned over, he said of the scene as he stepped onto the back porch. There, he crouched down, because he didnt want to make himself a target. I shouted, I have a gun and I called the police, he explained. As he panned the flashlight along the Alan Abele shows off the alligator he killed during an incident at his home, which he thought was a home invasion.Photo by Judy Tudor Rio Vista resident shocked by incident JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See MUSIC page 2 See GATOR page 2 AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News Riverland News See HAUNTS page 9Police offer safety tipsHalloween is what kids of all ages wait for, but before trick-or-treaters hit the streets in full costume in search of candy, its important to know how to remain safe during the busy night. The Dunnellon Police Department urges parents to carry some kind of light source and to always keep eyes on their children, and for drivers to be mindful of people on the streets. Extra patrol will be out and monitoringSpecial to the Riverland NewsSee SAFETY page 9 Officials, Regions Bank still in talks about agreement JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See GREENLIGHT page 3


alligator. When I first saw it, its coming out like a raving maniac, he said. Alligator can move really fast. What happened next remains a blur, he said. The alligator hit him in the right arm, and in split seconds, Abele pulled the trigger of his handgun. It was kind of a lucky shot, he said. I blasted it right in the head. He was 3 inches from my head. I stood back up, got the door shut and blasted through the door just to make myself feel better. It was dead. Even he knows killing an alligator is not an easy feat, especially with a handgun. The problem with an alligator, or any reptile, their nervous system is more spread around, he explained. Theyre tougher to kill, take my word for it. Killing the alligator was regrettable, Abele explained. I feel badly, I dont want to kill anything, he said. Alligators dont attack unless you provoke them. This was an entirely different case. This animal needed to be eliminated; it was a very rare attack. It was a very unusual attack. An FWC spokesperson said that although alligators are a federally protected species and are managed by state wildlife regulations, it was determined that Abeles actions were appropriate, considering the circumstances. It was a surprising situation to say the least, the spokesperson said. Mr. Abele clearly had no other choice. This wasnt a situation one could back away from and just close the door, Abele said. It was not an avoidable situation, he explained. If someone is invading my house, Im going to confront them, because Im not going to be somebodys victim. I feel badly, but I was protecting myself. As dangerous as the situation was, Abele realizes it could have been a lot worse for him. Its hard to hit something with a pistol, even that close, said Abele, noting he has years of experience handling firearms. Because this thing was right on you, jaws open in your face. It could have pushed me right back in the house. Its dark, youre disoriented and it was in full attack mode. I suppose animals can be deranged. Thats the only explanation. Theres one thing he would have done differently had he known what the true scope of the situation was before stepping onto the back porch. I would have used my shotgun, Ive got one of those, too, he said. There has to be some humor in the incident, Abele said. As a matter of fact, he added hes tanning the gators hide. OK, not him personally. (Officials) brought in a gator wrangler and theyre letting me have his hide, he explained. So Im having the hide tanned, its going to be a great souvenir. Theres got to be some humor in all of this. Itll put a smile on your face. And an alligator hide on the wall. people and so personable. Her lively and entertaining music has been heard on The Weather Channel, streaming through some European hotels, land radio and Internet and satellite radio. The quality of her performance is equal to that of a high-end hotel, said Elizabeth Letchworth, event co-chairwoman. We were lucky to get them. Rivera is also going to perform at the inaugural Ocala Strawberry Festival slated for early next year. The Music on the Rails concert will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Historic Train Depot located at 12061 S. Williams St. There are 75 tickets available for $10 per person in advance or $15 per person at the door. Dancing is encouraged and several dance contests will be held. Ticket price includes hot and cold appetizers and drinks. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Her concert is like sitting on a beach at St. Croix, Strobl said. It is wonderful. To purchase advance tickets call Elizabeth Letchworth at 465-2399 or at the Train Depot on Tuesdays between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. To purchase tickets in advance, call Elizabeth Letchworth at 465-2399 or stop by the Riverland News between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Riverland News is at 20441 E. 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SECONDCLASSPERMIT#681-730POSTMASTER:Sendaddresschangesto: RIVERLANDNEWS,20441E.PENNSYLVANIAAVE.,DUNNELLON,FL34432-6035 MUSICcontinued from page 1 GATORcontinued from page 1 Friends of the Library plan meetingThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the library meeting room at 20351 Robinson Road. For information, call 438-2520.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. In addition, there will be door prizes, a silent auction and also a 50/50 chance drawing. Tickets are $15 per person. For information, call Jan Rowe at 352-436-4148.Friends of the Library to host book saleThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host a book sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 through 26. All material will be 50 percent off. For information, call 438-2520. COMMUNITY BRIEFS


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Pierpont Consultants LLC; and legal representatives from Bryant, Miller & Olive have been in discussions with Regions Bank about a settlement agreement. Neither side has reached a tentative deal, but Esch told the City Council at its Oct. 23 special meeting that each party has exchange offers. Regions negotiations are still ongoing, but getting more intense by the moment, as we get closer to Friday, Esch wrote in an email to the Riverland News. The City Council asked that several initial stipulations in the sale be changed to include: Providing Florida Cable a reasonable 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 utility 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 commitment, based on quality of service, from the city to use Florida Cable as its telecommunications provider, its heirs and assignees with a 90-day notice of intent to switch providers thereafter. When the then-City Council, in November 2010, approved the financing agreement with Regions Bank, the contract stipulated the city would pledge its share of state excise taxes if the city were to default on the loan agreement. That deal was struck by then-City Manager Lisa Algiere and Marsha Segal-George, the former assistant city attorney, but approval had to be OKd by the Council, which consisted of Mayor Fred Ward, the late-Fred Starke, Dennis Evans, Lynne McAndrew and Penny Fleeger. The latter three currently remain on the City Council. 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, 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. Thus far, city officials have been able to hold off on declaring a financial state of emergency with state officials. Doing so could impact any potential sale of the telecommunications system. I want to keep it off the back of the taxpayers and not see them left holding the bag, Mayor Whitt said. They didnt ask for this and its unfair to them. Before we sign a final deal, I want Florida Cable to understand that and help us going forward the next three to five years. In other action, the Council: Authorized staff to advertise a public hearing to consider implementing a fire assessment. The first public hearing will be at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 to adopt a Resolution of Intent to use the uniform method of collection for a fire assessment program in the calendar year prior to any such collection. The adoption of the resolution does not obligate the city to impose a fire assessment. For more coverage about this story, see next weeks edition of the Riverland News. Approved Resolution No. 2013-17 regarding public code of ethical conduct. Approved Resolution No. 2013-15 regarding the City Council of Conduct. Approved Resolution No. 2013-16 and reimbursement agreement with FDOT-railraod for East McKinney Avenue. GREENLIGHT continued from page 1


4 Riverland News, Thursday, Thursday, October 31, 2013 RIVER VIEWS Memories will be best treat Fall comes galloping in Wasnt it just September and the kids were getting used to being back in school and now here it is the end of October? Once the month of September arrives, the rest of the year seems to fly by. Its crazy how that happens. I recently read words of wisdom somewhere stating September is the beginning of the end. Instead of meandering away, the last four months of the year seem to gallop. Where did the year go? is heard over and over. Can it be because were all so busy at this time of the year? There are more activities, school functions and football games, Little League and high school. Then, of course, with the days getting shorter it seems there are fewer hours to get everything done. It could also be all the planning were doing: preparation for the fall season as well as cleaning, then the holidays. We go from Halloween, to Thanksgiving to Christmas with nary a moment to catch our breath. Many people start shopping and decorating for Christmas as soon as fall arrives. I love Florida all year round, but October and November are my favorites. I love taking a walk and seeing all the people outside enjoying the weather and not hiding inside with the air conditioner running. There are many yard sales right now, too, and Ive been stopping at as many as I can. Its also perfect weather for bike rides. When the weather starts cooling down and those few certain trees start changing colors, people pull out their chili recipes and dig their sweat pants out of the closet. Its time for apple cider, hot chocolate, chestnuts and stone crabs. Its also the only time of the year youll find candy corn, caramel apples, scarecrows and gourds. Its also the perfect time for Farmers Markets and fresh apple butter. I, myself, love all the Florida Fall Festivals, so I found a website where I could print them all out. People in Florida love food and love to be outside. Its a great way to combine the two into one. The variety of festivals surprised me. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in Lake Buena Vista is wellknown, but there are comparatively smaller events such as the Plant City Pig Jam, the Kumquat Festival in Dade City and Flan Fest in Tampa, which sounded quite appealing. There are peanut festivals in Williston and Jay, a town in the Panhandle. Bradenton has its pumpkin festival. LaBelle celebrates the wonder that is the swamp cabbage, which is not really a cabbage, but the heart of a sabal palmetto. Land O Lakes in Pasco County is home to the three-day annual flapjack festival the first weekend in November. Flapjacks are free on that Saturday morning. The Windsor Volunteer Fire Station hosts the Windsor Zucchini Festival, complete with zucchini ice cream and a zucchiniThe Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press AssociationRIVERLAND NEWS THE OTHER GUY THE JERSEY GIRL Ah, its Halloween. Yippee! Tricks and treats, and Ive always preferred the latter over the former. I loved Halloween as a youth. It was even better when we didnt need a chaperone typically my mother or father because then we could venture off for hours, ringing bells, knocking on doors and gathering up as many free goodies as we could. What kid doesnt enjoy free candy? OK, theres a few, but as a youth bringing home a bag full of treats and sorting through the haul was priceless. Then again, Im not sure who enjoyed it more my siblings, myself, our friends or, more important, my parents. My dad has a sweet tooth to kill for, and Im fairly certain we could pin the blame on my grandmother. If we were late returning from a night of trickor-treating, we could typically bribe him. That generally meant letting him ransack through our sack of goodies. He was sly. The old man knew what he was after, but rarely did we complain. The bribe was better than a beating if he deemed we were too late in getting home. Im older now much older and trick-ortreating is frowned upon by a thirtysomething adult, and dressing in a costume doesnt intrigue my inner child. Of course, there are some typical days of the week I wouldnt mind putting on a disguise just to make it through the day. This Halloween, though, will be special. I get to take my kids doorto-door and watch the excitement on their faces as their bags fill up with treats. Much like my father did, Ill have to make sure everything checks out and sample a few goodies. Whats undecided is what Jackson and Jayden are more excited about: trick-or-treating or the characters they will portray. They will be Jedi Knights, or more precisely, Master Jedi Jackson and Master Jedi Jayden. Yeah, go ahead, say that three times fast. No Jedi is complete without his trusty light saber, which they made themselves this past May at Disney World during Star Wars Days. Emma, of course, will join us. The debate about a 20-month-old girl and the fitting outfit was up for debate between her grandmother and aunt. Dad didnt have much of a say, but then again, I wasnt going to debate the topic when it was Aunt Jen who was paying for the costume. Initially, my sister wanted Emma to portray Little Red Riding Hood. Plans were scrapped and the debate ensued: should we dress her as Princess Leia, R2-D2 or Master Yoda? I was leaning toward Princess Leia. She would have two Jedi Knights to protect her from the evil Sith Lord, who will be in tow. My sister decided her niece would be better suited no pun intended as a superhero. Emma will transform into Bat Girl. Apparently, my brother has a sense of humor. I tend to call it something entirely else, but for censoring purposes I will not use the first term that comes to mind. Lets just say my family is fluent in sarcasm, and well leave it at that. Needless to say my brother took it upon himself to make sure the boys had a villain to strike down. So yes, Daddy will dress up this year as Darth Maul. When I broke the news to the boys, they shouted with glee. Personally, I thought they meant I wouldnt be sampling their candy. Jayden was matter-offact in what it meant. Daddy, were going to have a light saber fight, and Im going to strike you down. Yes, I have a red light saber fight. You cannot have two Jedi Knights without a villain. Tonight will certainly be an adventure.Speaking of costumes Having spent more than three years at the helm of the Riverland News, I finally made it to one of the Greater Historical Dunnellon Societys Murder-Mystery Dinners at the Historic Train Depot. I was assured of a fun evening, and I must say, I wasnt disappointed. The packed house enjoyed an evening of entertainment and fellowship. The back-and-forth heckling between the actors and maybe that term should be used loosely and the crowd was wonderful. If you have never been, I highly recommend keeping them on their schedule. They host shows on a quarterly basis, and if you cannot wait until the first part of 2014, the group will be in action again soon. Tickets are on sale for the murder mystery, Murder is Par for the Course, and dinner, which will serve as a Kiwanis of Dunnellon fundraiser. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Rainbow Springs Country Club. Tickets are $25 each. For information, call Ellie Pollock at 465-6803.And changes Dont be surprised if you walk into the Riverland News office and see a familiar face. Yes, youll be greeted by Michel Northseas, a former editor, who is back, but not in the same role. Shell serve as the office manager and advertising representative. Darlene Mann, who has served as the office manager for the past year-plus, will step down in her current role with the Riverland News to focus solely on the Pinnacle, a monthly publication serving Citrus Hills and Black Diamond. Audrey Beem Dont look now, but its Halloween! Halloween is time for kids of all ages to dress up in costumes and go trick-ortreating. But it is also a time of visiting haunted houses and watching those scary horror films. Think of the movies that frightened you the most, and they usually have an element of fear of the unknown. Doing business online may also needlessly frighten people. When it comes to Social Security, however, there is nothing to be spooked about. We take all the fear out of doing business online. There are a number of things you can do online at www. socialsecurity.gov, and none of them should send so much as a shiver down your spine. Save yourself a trip to a Social Security office and transact your business from the comfort of your home. No need to be afraid to go online; its so easy and safe to do business at www.socialsecurity.gov. Here are just a few of Social Securitys online services you can easily access from the convenience of your home or office computer: Apply for retirement, disability, or Medicare benefits; Find out what benefits you might be eligible to receive; Set up a my Social Security account so you can access and update your information anytime; Apply for extra help with your Medicare prescription drug costs; Estimate your future benefits; Appeal an unfavorable decision on a disability claim; Change your address; and Report employee wages. For a complete list of our online services, visit www.socialsecurity. gov/onlineservices. You also can find forms, publications, answers to frequently asked questions, Social Security news, and much more at www.social security.gov. Youll find our online services are frighteningly easy to use. Save your fears for the monsters on television or the costumed creatures knocking at your door. Dont be afraid to visit www.socialsecurity.gov. Social Security Q&AQuestion: What is the earliest age that I can apply for my Social Security retirement benefits? Answer: If you want benefits to begin at age 62 the earliest age you can receive reduced retirement benefits you must be at least 61 years and 9 months of age to apply. Keep in mind that if you retire before your full retirement age, your monthly benefit amount will be permanently reduced. On the flip side, if you delay your benefits until after your full retirement age, youll receive higher benefits because of delayed retirement credits. Even if you are not ready to retire, you should still sign up for Medicare three months before your 65th birthday. You can do both (and try out different retirement scenarios) online at www.socialsecurity. gov/applyonline. Question: Can I delay my retirement benefits and receive benefits as a spouse only? How does that affect me? Answer: It depends on your age. If you are full retirement age or older when you first apply, and your spouse is receiving Social Security benefits, you can choose to apply and receive benefits on just your spouses Social Security record. This way, you could delay applying for benefits on your own record in order to receive delayed retirement credits. If you are full retirement age or older, and have already applied for retirement benefits, you can request to have payments suspended. If you qualify for a spouses benefit, you can receive those payments and earn delayed retirement credits on your own record. By applying only for benefits as a spouse, you may receive a higher retirement benefit on your own record later based on the effect of delayed retirement credits. You can earn delayed retirement credits up to age 70 as long as you do not collect your own benefits. Since the rules vary depending on the situation, you may want to talk to a Social Security representative about the options available to you. To learn more, visit www.socialsecurity.gov or call us at 800-772-1213 (TTY 800-325-0778).Adon Williams is the Social Security manager in Ocala. Dont be spooked by the Internet SOCIAL SECURITY See JERSEY page 5 Adon Williams Jeff Bryan Editor


carving contest. It reminds me of the yellow squash festival from the movie Doc Hollywood, which was filmed outside of Gainesville in the fictional town of Grady. The McIntosh and Micanopy Fall Harvest Festivals are very big around here. Likewise, the seafood festivals in Cedar Key, Apalachicola and Port St. Joe, to name a few are big events. Yankeetown has one we go to every year. It may be small, but theres plenty to buy and sample. My favorite is still our very own Dunnellon Jazz Festival, which was held a few weeks ago. Its the perfect time of year to mingle and see old friends while eating great food and listening to the best music in town. Most families I know start out the first of October with weekend plans and it never seems to stop until January. November will bring a visit from my brother in Iowa as we will celebrate his birthday and Thanksgiving. We wont want to miss the big rivalry game between University of Florida and Florida State or Black Friday, which can be great fun or great chaos. December brings its own craziness with shopping, planning and decorating. Our family has five December birthdays. How will we ever get it all done? So hold on and fasten your seat belts. Once again, its going to be a bumpy ride. Riverland News, Thursday, Thursday, October 31, 2013 5 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. 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. 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Williams St., Dunnellon (352) 465-1635 000G6WE Grooming Baths 20491 The Granada Dunnellon 489-0667 489-0667 30 30 YEARS YEARS EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE 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 Puzzle answers on Page 3 JERSEY continued from page 4 Annie Johnson Thrift Store changes hoursThe Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store has changed its hours of operations. The store is now open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Donations being dropped off at the store are welcome from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and pick up of donations can be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m to noon Saturdays. For information, call 465-7957.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.RS Garden Club meeting Nov. 7The Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Nov. 7 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The meeting will at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41, north of Walmart. D & L Nursery will present a program about bonsai gardening. New members and visitors are always welcome. Annual membership, September through May, is $10. Visitor fee is $5 per visit applicable toward membership; two visits and the annual fee is paid. Door prizes, plant sales, and refreshments are available. For information, call Alice Kennedy, president, at 465-3002. COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Holy Faith to host 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, hand bags, and more. For information, call 489-2685. Church schedules annual Fall FestivalDeeper Life Church of Dunnellon will host its annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The church is at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. There will be a bounce house along with games and prizes. A Chinese auction will be one of many activities that will be available with gifts to win including a $50 cash prize. Deeper Life of Dunnellon hosts services at 2 p.m. Sundays in the Fellowship Hall connected to the Lutheran church. For information, call 352-361-2861.Church of Christ plans gospel meetingsThe 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 will 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 to host flea marketThe Altar & Rosary Society will host its semiannual flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in Father Stegeman Hall at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. For information, call Pat at 489-1984. Flying in an airplane is not my preferred style of transportation. However, flying without an airplane is quite disastrous, if you know what I mean! I am not quite sure the Wright brothers would be too happy with some of the things passing as an airplane these days. It seems to me that psychotic midgets have designed modern day airplanes. Nothing in an airplane is designed for the normal person, and I might as well say it, I consider myself normal. I may be a shade taller than normal but I am normal in every other respect. The one plane I took from Detroit to Dayton, Ohio, was about as small as I have ever been on. Walking down the aisle, I could not even stand up but had to bend over in order to walk down the aisle. I heard a noise behind me that startled me and I stood up only to dash my head against the ceiling. That was not the worst headache of my flight. One of these days, I would like to meet the person who designed the seats in those planes. I will admit to being a little post thin, but after all shouldnt you be able to sit down in a seat when you are flying? I truly do not understand what a seatbelt is for with individuals like me. I can barely squeeze myself into that seat and then it takes me about 15 minutes to extract myself from the seat. I suppose a seatbelt is for the comfort of the pilot who believes that somehow I will not bounce out of my seat while he is flying. I could not bounce out if my life depended upon it. My seat was so tight and I fit so snugly in it that when I sneezed it felt like I did some damage to my inner organs. Somewhere in the Constitution there has to be something to the effect that an individual has the right to sneeze without hurting himself. What I want to know is why do I always have to sneeze when I am in certain situations like this? Then, comes the time when you need to go to the bathroom. The flight attendant will bring you all the free beverages you can consume. They know, and I guess they are snickering behind our back, that everybody is going to have to go to the bathroom at the same time. Coordinating the bathroom run is one of the trying exploits of flying the friendly skies. For one, by the time I realize I have to go to the bathroom there is a line for the bathroom. Fortunately, by the time I extricate myself from my seat the line has dwindled dramatically. Then again, I have to go to the bathroom so bad I am dancing up the aisle to the bathroom to the great applause of the people sitting there. Once I fasten myself into the seat, I try to get comfortable enough to do a little reading. Since I am sitting in the aisle seat, everybody is bumping into me as they go up and down the aisle. Now that I am situated so that I cannot move, they come again with beverages. Why is it I forget there is a link between drinking a beverage and going to the bathroom? I know there is a link but when I am up in the air so high my tiny little grey cells are working in slow motion. So why take a free beverage? Well, it is free! I am at the age in my development where going to the bathroom is a frequent activity, even when not drinking any beverages. When consuming a beverage, this activity kicks into high gear. Once again, I need to extricate myself from my seat and find my way to the bathroom. I am not quite sure about this, but I believe in midair the airplane pilot switches the bathroom from the front to the rear. I am dancing up the aisle, which I believe is in the direction of the bathroom, only to discover I am going in the wrong direction. A few of the people in the seats are smiling at me and one person gives me a thumbs-up as I turn around and dance in the direction of the actual bathroom facility. With a forced grin, I give a thumbs-up back at him6 Riverland News, Thursday, Thursday, October 31, 2013 Attend the worship service of your choice... 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 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 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 000GEUA Located on the banks of the beautiful Withlacoochee River, The Blue Gator restaurant and tiki bar in Dunnellon, Florida is the place to go for riverfront dining and live entertainment. Adjoining Anglers Resort, our family-friendly restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Our friendly wait staff will take great care of you while youre here to enjoy our full menu of fresh seafood and burgers as well as our Blue Gator Bites our tasty authentic alligator appetizer. Come join Capt. Bob Jewett for a custom airboat tour on the wonderful Withlacoochee River and Lake Rousseau areas. Take advantage of the beautiful backwaters and all of the abundant wildlife available for your viewing pleasure while you take an adventurous airboat ride. Anglers Resort and Dunnellon have long been referred to as the bass capital of the world. Fishermen continuously pull trophy-size, lunker bass from the dark waters of the Withlacoochee and the clear waters of the Rainbow Rivers. www.anglersresort.us Kitchen Hours (approx.) Sun-Thur: 11am-9pm Fri. & Sat: 11am-10pm Bar Hours Sun-Thur: 11am-10pm Fri. & Sat: 11am-Midnight Airboat Tours & Boat Rentals Seven Days A Week! By Appointment Only 352-586-4657 or 352-586-5401 Carolina Skiff & Pontoon Boat Rentals on the Withlacoochee River & Rainbow River. We Specialize in Alligator Airboat Tours Small, personal group of up to 6 passengers Departure Place: Anglers Resort 12189 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon www.captbobsairboattours.com Licensed & Insured The Bass Capital Of The World 12189 S Williams St. Dunnellon, FL (352) 489-2397 www.blue-gator.com We Now Have a Full Liquor Bar and Inside Seating 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 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 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 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 Deven Medical Center We Specialize In Diabetes Care Most Advanced Diabetes Treatments Heart Disease Cancer Screenings Physicians Weight Loss Physical Exams Sick Visits U.T. Deven M.D. Elizabeth Pike, ARNP-C Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner NEW PATIENTS AND WALK-INS WELCOME Open: M-F 9:00-5:00 and Sat. 9:00-11:00 Board Certified Internal Medicine 000G6WT INGLIS 352-447-2122 41 N. Inglis Ave., Inglis DUNNELLON 352-465-1919 11707 N. Williams St., Dunnellon Across from Bank of America High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Lab EKG Pap Smears Thumbs up, thumbs down, now turn around OUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 8 CHURCH NEWS


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and proceed in the direction of the bathroom. It is at this point that I run into a line. Wouldnt you know it; the line is for the bathroom? This is a real thumbsdown for me. It is at this point that I really wish I was not a gentleman. After all, a gentleman has to let the ladies go first. I think if some of these ladies would know the actual situation, they would insist I go first and I certainly would give them a wonderful thumbs-up. As I was standing in line, a verse of Scripture popped into my head. And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left (Isaiah 30:21 KJV). Many things in life have us going in circles to which there is no end. God, however, puts us on the straight and narrow path that ends with Jesus Christ.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. 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 to host Saturday SupperThe Third Saturday Supper will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Community Congregational Christian Church at 9220 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs in the Dewain Farris Fellowship Hall. Adult tickets are $10 and children are $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Takeout is available. For information, call 489-1260.FUMC schedules Gospel concert First 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-andgreet with Parker prior to the show. 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; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Fridya 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. Photo by Jerry Meyn Carol Lynn Scheer introduces Melanie Meyn, Food-4-Kids representative, on Oct. 12 at the Lutheran Womens Missions League (LWML) of the Peace Lutheran Church of Dunnellon LWML North Central Florida Rally. The LWML is the official womens organization of the Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod, which supports mission outreach and personal spiritual development. The LWML selects a local charity to support in conjunction with the rally and Dunnellon Food-4-Kids Inc. was selected as the beneficiary of participant donations. Carol Lynn Scheer, LWML president, and Shelby Putansu, LWML zone vice president, introduced Food-4-Kids representatives Melanie and Jerry Meyn, who addressed the rally and spoke about the mission and activities of the Food-4-Kids backpack program. The rally participants generously gave $839 in food and monetary donations to help feed needy Dunnellon area school children on school weekends. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, Thursday, October 31, 2013 Seven Days A Week Rain or ShineCall to see how you can receive2 Weeks Free352-563-5655769453 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County China House China House China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000G6WN 11352 N. Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 China Wok Buffet China Wok Buffet China Wok Buffet Lunch $6.95 Dinner $9.15 PRIME RIB Friday & Saturday Night and All Day on Sunday 000GFAG Als TV Antenna & Satellite 352.489.5676 11928 N. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432 000G7E0 Carmela s Italian & American Cuisine New Changes at Carmelas New Lighter Menu Available For The Smaller Anytime Appetite 12169 S Williams St., Dunnellon (352) 465-1818 See Our Menu Gluten-Free Items Available Salad, Appetizer, 2 Full Size Entrees for 783594 Lets Go Out! Lets Go Out! Rally supports Food-4-Kids CHURCH EVENTS PASTORcontinued from page 6


neighborhoods and businesses. Police Chief Joanne Blacks top safety tip for Halloween is parents, or a trusted adult, should be accompanying minor children on Halloween night and she stresses the importance of going out in groups and making sure all of your family and friends stay together. Count the numbers that are going to be in your group, Black said. If you have a group of friends that you are going trick or treating with, count those on each block and make sure the same number of kids are in that group. Chief Black also suggests wearing bright colored or reflective costumes to ensure kids are visible to drivers and also make sure the costume allows the child to see out of the mask easily. We would ask motorists to make sure they are watching for children that may not be in groups or may be wearing dark colors, because not everyone out there is going to have reflective material on, she added. If problems do arise, dont hesitate to bring it to our attention. Here are some other safety tips: Take a cell phone in case of emergency. Make sure props, such as knives and swords, have plastic rounded edges. Never enter an unknown home or vehicle. You can also check online for registered sex offenders in the area at www.fbi.gov. Be careful when you cross a street. Make sure to look in both directions and make sure that there are no cars coming. If you have a little brother or sister with you, take their hand and help them get across the street, too. If the street has a stoplight, wait until the crosswalk light tells you that its OK to cross now, but still check before you cross look both ways. Dont eat the candy until you have an adult inspect it, unfortunately there are some people who thinks its funny to hurt children. make sure the kids stay safe. We all work together to make it a great event for the kids and the community. Leisure said maps wont be finalized until this afternoon, allowing any business that wishes to be included on it to call the Chamber at 489-2320. Leisure also noted that businesses not along East and West Pennsylvania Avenue that wish to be a part of the event can have a table set up outside of the Chamber of Commerce building. That makes it kind of nice for them to be a part of it and have some fun, too, she explained.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. Donations are welcome. For information, call Chief Mike Noller at 445-7344.Dark Side of the RainbowRainbow Springs State Park will host its third annual Haunted Trail Walk, the Dark Side of the Rainbow, at 7 p.m. today. 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. FloridaStateParks.org.Cormier family light display on tapIf youre looking for some spooky fun this Halloween season, check out the third annual Cormier Family Light Display today at the Cormier residence at 19719 SW 57th Place in Rainbow Acres, one block behind the Dollar General Store on U.S. 41. Weve cooked up some new stuff this year, Cormier said, noting there are ghouls, a witch and plenty of zombies in the haunted graveyard. One of the newest additions will be a television showing video of all the songs, the family calls zombie vision For information, call Mark Cormier at 489-7582 or email marvmarkm@yahoo. com. Riverland News, Thursday, Thursday, October 31, 2013 9 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 Electric Beach Salon Electric Beach Salon ( 352 ) 465-6505 19140 E. Pennsylvania Avenue (AKA Hwy. 484) Dunnellon For appointment call MM26514 000GET4 Stop in and experience our hidden treasure over the Rainbow River on Pennsylvania Ave./Rt. 484 ALL our services are performed in a professional, friendly and clean environment. 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RIVERLANDSPORTS/EDUCATION 10 Riverland News, Thursday, Thursday, October 31, 2013 Madison Brown, girls swimmingBrown placed eighth in the 50-yard freestyle with her fastest time ever, and she was a member of both the 200and 400-yard freestyle relays that placed fifth in the district and qualified for regionals. Thomas Reilly, boys swimmingReilly captured the district championship in the 500yard freestyle and was runner-up in the 200-yard freestyle, qualifying for regional action this Friday. Thomas Reilly Madison Brown DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY SUNCOAST PRIMARY CARE SPECIALISTS Report cards to be issued Report cards will be issued Friday at Dunnellon Middle School. Parents, please review your childs progress for the first quarter as it is a reflection of how well your child is doing in school. If you would like to arrange for a parent/ teacher conference, call the guidance office at 4656720. The guidance office can also arrange to set our parents up to view the Parent Portal, which is a real-time, online tool giving parents the opportunity to view how their child is doing daily. TutoringFree tutoring is available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no tutoring on early release days and non-school days. Tutoring takes place in the DMS Media Center with highly qualified instructors. Parent Permission forms are available at the front desk if you would like your student to attend tutoring. Please fill out a Parent Permission form and return it to the front desk. Transportation must be arranged prior to students staying for after school tutoring. Due to tight budget constraints, we must insist parents arrive promptly at 4:45 to collect students. Students are invited to wear their Halloween costume today for a $2 donation that will go toward the United Way campaign. Please be reminded costumes must be within DMS dress code guidelines: No masks or hair dye, but wigs are fine; minimal face makeup; no weapons or hand-held items will be permitted. DMS students are very, very creative and we are anxious to see the results of this creativity through their costumes. The boys and girls volleyball teams will compete at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Marion County Volleyball Tournament at Liberty Middle School. A thank youPRINCIPALS OFFICE Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal DHS swimmers make splash at district JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsThe Dunnellon High School boys and girls swimming teams competed in the District 2A-4 Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday at the Stephen O'Connell Center in Gainesville. Thomas Reilly, above, and Jamie Haught paved the way for Tiger swimmers. Reilly won the district championship in the 500-yard freestyle while finishing as the runner-up in the 200 freestyle. On the girls side, Haught advanced to the Region 2A-2 Swimming and Diving Championships in the 500-yard freestyle as well as the 200and 400-yard freestyle relay teams that placed fifth in the district. Cierra Thompson, Madison Brown and Rebecca Frechette are also part of the teams, while Shelby Webb and Sarah Janosik are alternates. The Region 2A-2 championships will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando. See SMALLRIDGE page 15 On Senior Night, it was a freshman who almost led an undermanned Dunnellon Tigers football team to a comeback victory, as visiting district foe Gainesville Eastside held on for a 20-17 win Friday night at Ned Love Field. Down by 10 points midway through the fourth quarter, the Tigers (5-4, 3-3 in District 5A-5) got a big defensive stop and earned good field position. From Eastsides 44-yard line, freshman quarterback Zach McKeetook the snap and lateralled to Justin Hamm, who found Joey Pollizzi all alone deep down the right sideline for the touchdown, bringing Dunnellon to within three. But the Tiger defense, which forced three first-quarter turnovers to help Dunnellon jump out to a 10-0 lead, could not stop the feet of Rams running back Octavious Simmons (27 rushes for 95 yards) down the stretch, as Eastside (4-4, 41) kept it on the ground to gain a pair of first downs and run the clock out to victory. Im really proud of our kids for battling and giving everything they had against a really good Eastside team, Dunnellon head coach Frank Beasley said. I couldnt have asked for more from them. Turnovers were key to the outcome of the first half. Dunnellons Bo Dewitz sacked Eastside quarterback Landon Rogers, forcing a fumble that Keiwan Jones recovered for the Tigers to end the Rams opening drive. Hamm then intercepted an errant pass toward midfield from Rogers, returning it to the Eastside 35-yard line, which resulted in a 39-yard field goal from Zach West to start the scoring. Eastsides next possession started and ended with another fumble, as Cole Fagan forced the turnover while bringing down Rams running backMalachi Lofland. On Dunnellons next snap, Josh Williams took a McKee handoff through the middle and found a wide opening on the left side to scamper 24 yards for the score and an early 10-0 Tigers lead. Simmons 2-yard run on first-and-goal began the second quarter, and the Rams ensuing kickoff was fumbled by Dunnellon and recovered by Eastside at the Tigers 31-yard line. Simmons punched it in for another short touchdown, giving Eastside a 13-10 edge going into the half. Dunnellon had a great opportunity before the halfs end, but the Rams defense stymied Tiger backs four consecutive times after facing a first-and-goal. Simmonslongest run of the night, a 23-yard dash off left tackle extended theTigers deficit to 20-10 early in the third quarter, before the late Dunnellon dramatics. Williams led the Tigers with 83 yards on 10 rushes, while Devin Sims ran 46 yards on 16 carries. McKee finished 2-for-5 passing for 48 yards, and after getting his first varsity action, drew praise from Beasley. Its a tough situation for him to come into, but I thought he did a great job. He ran the offense efficiently, Beasley said of his young signal caller, filling in for injured starter Kobi Jones. Dunnellon will close out the regular season at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lecanto. Tigers drop third straight, finish regular season Friday JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon running back Josh Williams looks to move the ball up the field against a hoard of Eastside defenders Friday night at Ned Love Field. Williams led the Tigers with 83 yards on 10 rushes including a 24-yard run in the first quarter. Bubba Sims ran 46 yards on 16 carries. STEVE MCGUNNIGLE For the Riverland News The Dunnellon High School cross country teams closed out its season Saturday, Oct. 26, at The Villages Polo Club while competing in the District 2A-6 Cross Country Championships. But one Tiger runner extended his season for one more week, and Kevin Hanson looks to make it two this Saturday at the Region 2A-2 Cross Country Championships, slated for 9:30 a.m. at Nature Coast Technical School in Brooksville. Hanson, the top runner this season for Dunnellon, finished 10th Saturday, earning his first berth to regional competition. This past Saturday, he finished with a time of 18:38 to pace the Tiger harriers. Dunnellons other top two finishers included Lucas King, who ran a 19:43, and Kyle Blankenberg with a 20:03. I didnt doubt for a second that (Hanson) would make it to regionals, said Dunnellon boys coach Valerie Bazarte. He has a great work ethic at practice and on the weekends and he has a lot of heart. On the girls side, Laura Riley and Courtney Pike both set their personal bests for the season, with Riley finishing at 25:11 and Pike at 34:21. Laura had a great season, and improved her time by three minutes, Dunnellon girls coach Roger Sibbald said. Overall, we had a great season with what we had to work with. Tiger harrier earns regional berth Ninety-two miles of rivers. Thirty-two thousand acres of lakes. More than 40 springs. Opportunities to enjoy Marions water resources are almost unlimited, and a Marion County department wants to bring local youth closer to them this month. The Marion County Office of the County Engineer invites students ages 18 and under to participate in its Discover our water resources art and photography contest. Through Nov. 22, students attending a public, private or home school in Marion County may submit creative entries depicting any of the following themes: Marion County water bodies, wildlife, karst or limestone features, water uses and recreation in water. Art entries must be original illustrations created in print or digital formats. Print entries must not exceed 8 1/2 by 11 inches in paper size. Photography entries must be original and unedited, and must be submitted in digital versions of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch) in size. A selection committee will recognize the top art and photography entries through publication of the winning creations in the Office of the County Engineers 2014 Discover our water resources stormwater education booklet. The publication will be distributed to local schools and county residents to encourage learning about water quality and stormwater pollution prevention. The contest application and guidelines are available at www.marioncounty fl.org/stormwater.htm. Entries are due Nov. 22 and may be emailed to storm water@marioncountyfl.org or delivered to Kim Dinkins at the Office of the County Engineer at 412 SE 25th Ave., Ocala, FL 34471. For information, call 352671-8686. County seeks entries from youth in contest LAURA RILEY For the Riverland News Kevin Hanson STAY HEALTHY! Citrus Springs 10489 N Florida Ave. 489-2486 000G1HC Proud to sponsor this weeks athlete of the week


Riverland News, Thursday, Thursday, October 31, 2013 11 ABOVE: First-grader Hunter Schleher, right, and his brother, Logan, stage a makeshift sword fight prior to the start of the Romeo Round-Up. LEFT: Sarah Ferrell, 3, flashes a bright smile as her mother, Tracy, watches her daughter during their participation in the Romeo Round-Up. BELOW: Kasey Lemanski, 9, watches as her shot falls through the net during a game at Romeo Round-Up as her friend, Connie Downs, waits her turn. ABOVE: James Pyles carries his daughter, Athena, on his shoulders as they prepare to trickor-treat at the Romeo Round-Up. BELOW: Krystal Duran, 3, holds her head high as her mother, Martiza, adjusts her facemask. Krystal came dressed as Bat Girl for Romeo Elementary Schools annual Romeo Round-Up. The event allows youths to go from room-toroom trick-or-treating while participating in several games along the way. Youths and their families make their way along the walkways at Romeo Elementary School as go from specific classrooms to trick-or-treat during the annual event. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News


12 Riverland News, Thursday, Thursday, October 31, 2013 ABOVE: Haleigh Bourgeois, front, waits in line for a game along with her brother, Jacob, and sister, Makaylah, at Romeo Round-Up. RIGHT: Michelle Vann carries her daughter, Blaire, during Romeo Round-Up. BELOW: Four-year-old Dangelo James holds still as Eulie Elias paints a turtle on his cheek. ABOVE: T.J. Watts, an 8-year-old third-grader, watches as a football bounces off the target during a game of football toss. BELOW: Sara Daugherty, a second-grader at Romeo, pulls on her fishing pole during a game at Romeo Round-Up. Youngsters and their mother make their way through the courtyard at Romeo Elementary School during the annual Romeo Round-Up, an event geared toward providing a safe trick-or-treating environment as well as games. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News


Riverland News, Thursday, Thursday, October 31, 2013 13 ABOVE: Donna Parsons, left, and her daughter, Amy, applaud the cast of the Las Vegas Murder-Mystery Party at the end of their performance. LEFT: Ian and Jessica Sharkey listen to a cast member answer a question as the audience attempts to solve the mystery. BELOW: John Taylor, left, stands next to Deb Simpkins, who portrayed Lisa Ride, a limo driver, and Carolyn Cairns, who played the role of Debra Downs, a black jack dealer, after the mystery was unraveled revealing the two females were the murderers in the Las Vegas Murder-Mystery Party. ABOVE: Linda Sterling, a first-time guest at the murder-mystery theater, asks a question of one of the cast member as Linda Strobl looks on. BELOW: Jerry McMichaels, who played the role of Preston Ellis, an Elvis Presley Tribute Artist, performs for the crowd. The Greater Dunnellon Historical Society hosted the Las Vegas Murder-Mystery Party the past two weekends with the final performance wrapping up Saturday at the Historic Dunnellon Depot. Cast members, from left, were: Frank Strobl as Wild Bill Billions; Missy King as Misty Monroe; Deb Simpkins as Lisa Ride; Carolyn Cairns as Debra Downs; Jerry McMichaels as Preston Ellis; John Taylor as the police investigator/emcee; and Brad Nimmo as Jess Pawnit. The Greater Dunnellon Historical Society in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will host the murder mystery, Murder is Par for the Course, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Rainbow Springs Country Club. Tickets are $25 per person. For information, call Ellie Pollock at 465-6803. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News


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to our volleyball players and their families for all the after-school hours of practice put in away from their families to hone their volleyball skills. We would also like to thank our coaches Amy Guerra and Greg McManus for sharing their volleyball expertise as they taught our young people leadership skills and the importance of working together as a team. We wish our players the best of luck at the tournament and to have fun. The first ROAR party of the year will be Wednesday, Nov. 6. Students will enjoy music and snacks while they spend their DMS Dollars they have earned by building and displaying our core characteristics of: Respect, Own it, Active learner, Responsibility. We are extremely proud of our Dunnellon Middle School students as we watch them grow and mature into fine young men and women of our community. The winners of the Coupons for Education contest are: Jayson Malanik and Rayanna Carlisle, who were the top sellers and will be treated to lunch with Principal Delbert Smallridge. IPOD shuffle winners included: Alyssa Mills, sixth grade); Anthony Litterine and Sydney Hanchar, both seventhgraders. Additionally, congratulations to our winners of the pizza lunch and snow cones. Thank you to the faculty, staff, students and parents who donated items or time to the first SAVE dance, which was a great success. The kids really enjoyed it and we collected trial-sized toiletries for projects next spring. Thank you to our DMS SAVE Club members and sponsors, Cynthia Wise and Nicholas Johnson, for leading the charge against drug use and violence and for making arrangements for the dance and all the activities for we enjoyed during Red Ribbon Week. 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SMALLRIDGE continued from page 10 Aktion Club hosts Halloween party Special to the Riverland NewsThe Aktion Club of Dunnellon had its Halloween dinner Oct. 22 at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church. The evenings activity was to decorate their own pumpkin. Seated, from left, are: Susan Stroliske, Kathy Anderson, Tim Robb, Sheryl Micklus and Michelle Garcia; standing, Michael Phillips, Gary Trapp, Tim Stewart, Michael Serrano and Kevin Flynn. The Aktion Club is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon. Casting call set for tourism campaignThe Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau is inviting residents to an open casting opportunity for a national advertising campaign promoting tourism in the Ocala/Marion County area. The open casting will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Visitors and Convention Bureau office at 112 N. Magnolia Ave., Ocala. Casters are seeking a variety of people to represent the campaigns target audiences, including families, singles, couples and grandparents. Interested residents should plan on being available for photo/ video shoots Nov. 13 to 14 for those selected at the casting call. The advertising campaign and other efforts by the Visitors and Convention Bureau to grow Marion Countys travel and tourism industry are solely funded by a 2-percent tourist development tax collected on transient accommodations (e.g. hotel and campground stays). For information, visit the Visitors and Convention Bureau on Facebook at www.facebook. com/VisitOcalaMarion.Golf tourney to benefit DHS baseball programThe 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 four-person team. Prizes will be awarded for the three lowest gross score teams and the three lowest net score teams. For information, call Gary Kudlack at 352464-7007 or Ann or Kyle Deneau at 489-3859. COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Farm slates open house, tutorialGunters Teaching Farm will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, for teaching and implementing a community to grow on. Topics will include aquaponic, perma culture, green technologies and more. Gunters Teaching Farm is at 1985 W. Spring Lake Drive, Dunnellon. For information, Gunters Teaching Farm at 352-895-4809.Community Chorale to host concertThe Community Chorale will host a tribute to veterans and the American flag at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St. For information, call Judy at 489-2682.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. 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. Mamie E. Richards, 88Mamie Era Richards, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, peacefully died in her sleep at home Oct. 18, 2013, at the age of 88, following a long illness. She was born in Romeo, Fla., Sept. 20, 1925, to Clara Barton (Lewis) and Ollie Clyde Markham. Following her graduation from Dunnellon High School in Dunnellon she worked as a telephone operator during World War II. She met Miles Richards at a USO function, and they later married in Beaumont, Texas in 1946 and lived in the Rutland area throughout their 58 years together. Mamie worked many years as a secretary for various businesses and organizations in Rutland, including the Howe Richardson Scale Co., Alcohol Information and Referral Center, and the College of St. Joseph. She also served as a RSVP Volunteer at the District court of Vermont, was instrumental in initiating the monthly senior luncheon supported by the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging in Mt. Holly, and actively involved in RSVP Bone Builders. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford, the VFW Auxiliary, and the Rural Letter Carrier Auxiliary. She also served as auditor for the town of Mt. Holly for several years. An avid bowler for many years, Mamie won many tournaments and was especially proud of her game winning high of 254. She is survived by her children, George Richards and wife, Lois of Aurora, Ill.; Pamela Terril and husband, Bruce of Vienna, Va.; sonin-law, Dale Decker of Canaan, Maine; Martha Moyer and husband, Norman of Mt. Holly, Vt.; Millicent Johnson, and husband, James of Mt. Holly, Vt.; Miles Richards Jr. and wife Deborah of Bennington, Vt.; Clara Levesque, and husband, Richard of Nashua, N.H.; five siblings, 16 grandchildren, and 10 greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Miles Richards Sr. and her daughter, Ruth Decker wife of Dale Decker. The memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at the First Congregational Church of Wallingford. Burial will follow at the Laurel Glen Cemetery in Cuttingsville. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Tossing Funeral Home in Rutland.Patti Sue Kelsoe Purvis, 69Patti Sue Purvis, of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at her home. She was 69. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Enterprise with the Rev. Eddie Fulford and the Rev. Tonya Elmore officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowlawn Cemetery with Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory directing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Ok. 73123-1718 or First United Methodist Church, 21501 W. Hwy. 40, Dunnellon, Fl. 34431. Patti was preceded in death by her parents, Billy and Eloise Kelsoe and her husband, Wayne Purvis. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Blake and Shannon Purvis, Montgomery, Ala., Barry and Theresa Purvis, Ocala, and Britt and Vivian Purvis, Los Angeles, Calif.; six grandchildren, Kate, Grant, Grace, Zachary, Haley, and Dalton Purvis; one sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Bill Gammill, Enterprise, Ala.; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Ramona Kelsoe, Enterprise, Ala.; step father-in-law, Roy Grimes, Goodman, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews. You may sign the register book or send condolences to the family at our website: www. searcyfuneralhome.com. Charles Andrew Mowrey, 88Charles Andrew Mowrey passed away Oct. 22, 2013, at his home in Dunnellon, Fla. He was born Jan. 1, 1925, in Johnsonburg, Pa., into a family with four brothers and three sisters, two of his sisters survive him. Charles and his wife Margaret Marie Lupole were married Nov. 18, 1944, while he served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945 in Washington, D.C. He worked at Penntech Papers until 1985 when he retired. They were residents of Dunnellon for 27 years. Among Charles favorite hobbies were fishing, hunting and playing cards. He was a member of the American Legion, and head usher at Rainbow Lakes United Methodist Church. Charles was predeceased by his wife Margaret, Jan. 17, 2011. Survivors include his three sons, James, Charles R. (wife Cathy), and Denis (wife Bev); along with five grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; and his two surviving sisters. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon, 352-489-2429.Edna Kropp DolanEdna Kropp Dolan, went to be with her Heavenly Father Oct. 26, 2013. She had been lovingly cared for at White Oak Manor of York, S.C. Services will be private. Mrs. Dolan is survived by her sister, Corinne Bruns of Amityville, N.Y.; brother, John Kropp and sister-in-law, Helen Kropp of Lake Wylie, S.C.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Ellen Kropp; brother, Vincent Kropp Jr.; and her loving husband, Frank Dolan. Mrs. Dolan was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon, Fla., where she served as financial director for many years. She and her husband also started a food pantry there about 20 years ago which is still successfully operating. She will be buried in Florida next to her husband in Bushnell National Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www. mlfordsons.com. M. L Ford & Son Funeral Home in Lake Wylie, SC is serving the family of Mrs. Dolan. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, Thursday, October 31, 2013 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. 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Riverland News, Thursday, Thursday, October 31, 2013 17 ABOVE: Ambreal Frye, second from left, and Temirah Walker walk along the trails Saturday in between rows of pumpkins at the Pickin Patch as they and other members of their Daisy Troop 3604 visited the upick em patch during the closing weekend. The cool temperatures made for an enjoyable visit. MIDDLE: Two-year-old Joseph Usberghi pulls a wagon as he and his family made the trek from Ocala to visit The Pickin Patch. BELOW: Visitors to The Pickin Patch make their way along a trail in search of the perfect pumpkin. ABOVE: Mason Cocher makes his way through rows of pumpkins Saturday at The Pickin Patch. BELOW: Kaden Bethel, 5, from Marion Oaks, leaps from the top of the hay fort at The Pickin Patch as other youths look on. Youths patiently wait their turn for a hayride Saturday at The Pickin Patch. The u-pick em patch, which also offered hayrides a small corn maze and other activities, closed Sunday for the season. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News


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