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Thursday, November 21, 2013 Vol 32 No. 3 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING City schedules tree lighting ceremonyThe city of Dunnellon will host its third annual tree-lighting ceremony on grounds of Dunnellon City Hall at 20750 River Drive. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the gazebo at the corner of River Drive and U.S. 41. This is the third year the city has sponsored this event. Crews recently installed lights on the tree and around City Hall last week to prepare for the ceremony. The Annie W. Johnson Service Center donated several hundred dollars worth of lights to decorate both the tree and the gazebo. The event will include performances from area choirs and refreshments will be served. In addition to the musical performances, Santa Claus will make an appearance during the event. For information about the event, call 465-8500.Families In Need to host holiday dinnerFamilies in Need of Dunnellon assisted by American Legion Post No. 58, will offer Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Thanksgiving day, Nov. 28. The event is open to the public. Those who wish to participate may do so. Donations will be accepted but are not necessary. For information, call 352-208-3514.Church to host Thanksgiving mealSt. John the Baptist Catholic Church will provide Thanksgiving Dinner for Dunnellon area residents and Parish members from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving day, Nov. 28, in the Parish Hall. The public is welcome. There is no charge for the meal, but reservations are necessary to purchase the correct amount of food for those attending. RSVP by calling the church office at 489-3166 by no later than noon Tuesday, Nov. 26. County will consider referendum If you build it, they will come. The they is not the spirits of the 1919 Chicago White Sox, famously, or infamously, dubbed the Chicago Black Sox. No, the they is the New York Yankees Single-A Tampa Bay affiliate, which competes in the Florida Gulf Coast League with 14 other teams. The Florida Gulf Coast League is an advanced rookie league for Major League Baseball. But to build it, a proposed 4,000-seat stadium along State Road 200 near Interstate 75, the city of Ocala wants voters to approve a five-year half-cent sales tax referendum. Before voters can have their say in March, the Marion County Commission must approve the referendum be placed on ballot for a special March election. The half-cent sales tax would be levied countywide. The County Commission will host a workshop at 3 p.m. today at the Marion County City of Ocala pushing for half-cent sales tax to build minor league stadium Girl, 5, unable to speak, walkYour beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in Gods sight. 1 Peter 3:3-4 Life for Violet Fort is anything but typical a 5-year-old. The Blue Cove resident cannot giggle, nor can she squeal with delight. She cannot practice cartwheels, nor can she reel off handsprings with deft agility. Instead, Rhett syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, as well as mitochondrial cellular disorder, have the left brighteyed, blond-haired youngster confined to a wheelchair, unable to speak, walk or use her hands. Violet is fed a special formula through a feeding tube. Both Allen and Kim Fort realized Violet had problems at an early age; despite multiple tests, however, doctors were unable to pinpoint the precise problem. Once the problem was diagnosed, the Forts set about learning everything they could. They admit, theyre still learning on a daily basis. For Allen, it was tough to watch doctors not be able to solve the problem at first. The son of the late-Allen Fort Sr., who owned and Holiday season set for kickoff Historic District annual event is SaturdayIt is time to get ready for the fast approaching Christmas season and the Historic Village Shops of Dunnellon is going to put you in the festive mood. The 14th annual Victorian Holiday celebration will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday in Dunnellons Historic District. There will be many sparkling lights, beautiful Christmas music, a snow slide and a Christmas tree located in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue, between U.S. 41 and Cedar Stree. All the shops will be open with many unique and different items available to purchase for gifts on the Christmas shopping list. Ive already gotten calls about it, said Bonnie Lewison, president of the Historic Village Shops of Dunnellon. People look forward to the Victorian Holiday. It sets the tone for the whole holiday season. The organization was established before Lewison joined about 11 years ago. The main goal of the 16 stores that are members of the Historic Village Shops is to work to benefit the historic district and to help Dunnellon. They meet monthly to come up with new ideas to bring visitors to the unique shops and to the community. They already sponsor the First Saturday Village Market and the Hot Summer AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See COUNTY page 3 Organizers revive once popular bluegrass festival For 28 years, the Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Music Festival was the place to be. But since the death of Lonnie Knight, the driving force behind the event five years ago, the festival was put on hold. Now, Dave Elliott is hoping to rekindle the magic and following of the Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Music Festival, all with the blessing and encouragement of Knights widow, Peg. After all, it was Peg Knight who personally called Elliott in hopes he lead the charge to restart and reinvigorate the once popular event. It was overwhelming when she called me, Elliott said. I had to sit there and soak in what the conversation was all about. Id been going out there for close to 20 years. We were raised out there practically. To have Mrs. Knight call me personally and ask, it is an honor. Not just because of the event, but the history of the venue too. It was one of the biggest bluegrass festivals in the Southwest when it was going. There have been a lot of famous artists whove played there. To go from being a fan like I was, a patron out there, to having her call Special to the Riverland NewsErnie Evans and the Florida State Bluegrass Band consists of, from left, Josh Griffin on mandolin and vocal harmonies; Isaac Taylor on banjo and lead vocals; Debi Evans on the bass and vocals; and Evans who plays multiple instruments and sings lead and harmonies. See HOLIDAYS page 13 After 5-year absence, event back in spotlight See FESTIVAL page 2 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsABOVE: Violet Grace Fort celebrated her fifth birthday about a month a go. She suffers from Rhett syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, as well as mitochondrial cellular disorder, which has left the bright-eyed, blond-haired youngster confined to a wheelchair, unable to speak, walk or use her hands. BELOW: Allen Fort, left, gazes at his daughter, Violet, as her mother, Kim looks on. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See BLESSING page 9


me and ask to get the festival started again. It is an honor for me. For the past year, Elliott along with numerous other volunteers has been working tirelessly to secure entertainment and vendors to return to the event, which is behind Robinson Ranch Trap & Skeet Club, off of State Road 40. Yet, unlike past events which were typically three days, Elliott believed it was critical to relaunch the event on a smaller scale. Just starting out, we wanted it to be more of a community type of event, he explained, noting organizers are using local vendors and bands. Were just trying to get this thing going. Were kind of going back to the roots. We just kind of want to let it grow on its own. Finances were one key thing. Were going to live within our means. In addition to creating a community-type event, a portion of the proceeds will be given to the Stephens family, whose son, Daniel, suffers from a rare form of a restrictive lung disease as well as scoliosis. Talking to Peggy, my idea was to start a community event and she believed it may not be a bad idea to gain more community support, such as doing something to assist somebody, Elliott said. And while I was talking to her, she said Ive got the person right here. She had a flier for a barbecue fundraiser, which Daniels school and church were doing for him. She still had the flier. So I contacted the church and the school and told them what I was thinking about doing. They were very appreciative of it. Bands slated to perform at the event, include: Pasture Prime, Wry Whiskey, the Dale Kennedy Band, Jerry Sanders & Seminole Ridge, Backwater, the Florida State Bluegrass Band, Xtremegrass and Arnold Messer and Lonesome Highway. Most of the acts are regional performers, consisting of various musicians whove toured with other bands at certain times, Elliott said I work with a lot o these bands doing other local festivals, he explained. I know them and theyve all had something to do with the Withlacoochee Bluegrass Music Festival. Whether it was attending as ticket holder and camping or performing. I had a hand in choosing a couple of these bands to perform. They can relate to this festival, so theyve been great in giving a lot of their time to get this going on again. Every one of these bands is familiar with this festival, and I think they are more excited than I am. Im excited, too. But to be a part of the performance and play on stage, they are ready. The Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at 19730 SE 127th Terrace off State Road 40 in between Dunnellon and Inglis. The venue is located behind Robinson Ranch Trap & Skeet Club. Tickets for the event are still available. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for children ages 6 to 12; and children 5 and younger are free with an adult. For information, call 352-3183872. Concertgoers will need to bring their own lawn chairs. 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Williams St., Dunnellon (Hwy. 41) Across from WalMartHypertension GynecologyHOSPITAL PRIVILEGES: CITRUS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SEVEN RIVERS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTERHeart Disease Womens Health Diabetes Mens Health Arthritis Physicals Wellness Screening Anxiety Happy Holidays Pasture Prime: The band in 2012 with two members of the long running Sweetwaterbluegrass Band Mickey Summers and Mike Matz. The new group, with great lead vocals, harmonies and musicianship includes Summers on the mandolin; Matz on the resonating guitar; Brian Young on the banjo; and Will Hardin on the upright bass. Wry Whiskey: Ed Wybranowski, of Hernando, leads the band playing banjo, guitar and vocals. He is joined by Chrisy Wybranoski on bass, guitar and singing lead and harmonies. Both are formerly of Up the Creek, Wybranowski Mountain Boys and Taylor Creek. Wes St. Onge, of Beverly Hills, brings his many talents including fiddle and guitar. Ann Osborn plays banjo and is also a lead singer. Harry Trott plays guitar and is a well-known banjo player with Bob Juntunen playing mandolin. Dale Kennedy Band: The group, which formed in 2010, consists of Dale Kennedy on guitar; David Brady on mandolin; Norman Green on banjo; and Mark Crawley on stand-up bass. They have performed with national acts such as Ernie Evans, Southern Lite and many more, both locally and on the road. Jerry Sanders & Seminole Ridge: The group formed in 2002 and includes former Canada Brothers members Clarence and Lester Canada and their sister, Marie Hawley. Sanders plays guitar and is the lead singer; Clarence Canada plays mandolin and sings baritone; Lester Canada plays banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass and dobro as well as harmonizes; and Hawley plays bass and sings tenor and harmonies. The band leans toward the hard driving traditional side of Bluegrass with some progressive overtones thrown in for flavor. Backwater: Established in 1983 as Grassland Express, the band evolved into Backwater in 2002. Originally a traditional bluegrass band, they drifted into the contemporary bluegrass realm. Core band members include David Dean on 5-string banjo; Chuck Rickolt on guitar; and Billy Taylor on mandolin, all on vocals. The band is known for bringing Bluegrass to the Boulevard, playing in many of the popular downtown Ocala hot spots as well as opening for many national big name artists in the Silver Springs attractions concert series. Florida State Bluegrass Band: Ernie Evans and the Florida State Bluegrass Band successfully bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary bluegrass styles. Evans plays multiple instruments, sings lead and harmonies and is joined by his wife, Debi, on the bass and vocals. Isaac Taylor on banjo and lead vocals as well as Josh Griffin on mandolin and vocal harmonies round out the band. Xtremegrass: Xtremegrass is a bluegrass band originally formed in 2004 with Albert Johnson as the founding member and banjo player. They redefined their sound in 2012 with the addition of new and talented musicians including Marty Cox on guitar and vocals; Jim on mandolin; David McBrady on bass and vocals; and Chris Kalakaukis on dobro. Arnold Messer and Lonesome Highway: Arnold Messer, originally from West Virginia, is now based out of Starke. He plays foot-stomping, hand-clapping traditional bluegrass. He has played with Chubby Wise and toured with Ralph Stanley II. Arnold plays banjo and sings with his full backup band Lonesome Highway. MUSIC LINEUP Special to the Riverland NewsXtremegrass is a bluegrass band originally formed in 2004 with Albert Johnson as the founding member and banjo player. 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Dunnellon boasts 15 new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members, who were recently certified as volunteers after an eightweek intensive training course offered through the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Bureau of Emergency Management. New members were welcomed by veteran CERT members Kathryn Taubert, Terry Rapp, Sandy Peterson-Pilling and Clinnon Alexander at a potluck dinner at Clinnons home. The CERT course is offered free of charge to train citizens to be the first, first responders in their neighborhoods if a disaster occurs that overwhelms local emergency service providers. CERT volunteers are trained to give critical support to friends, family and neighbors in their immediate area until help arrives. The program provides volunteers with education and training about disaster preparedness for hazards that might impact their area. This includes basic response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, emergency first aid and disaster medical operations. Hazards can take many forms which include storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, sinkholes, chemical spills and power outages. Using training learned in the classroom, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhoods or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members can also assist with nonemergency projects that improve the safety of the community, such as distributing smoke alarms, replacing smoke alarm batteries for elderly Floridians, distributing disaster preparedness information and educational materials, and providing services at special events. More than 220 Florida communities throughout the state of Florida have CERT programs. Marion County now has 22 CERT teams comprised of 500 certified volunteers. The Dunnellon CERT team will meet at 3 p.m. the third Thursday monthly at the Dunnellon Sheriffs office at 19995 SW 86th St. Interested neighbors are welcome to attend. The next CERT training will be in 2014. For information, call Alexander at 465-5166 or email Clinnon@aol.com or Brian Gibson, Marion County CERT coordinator, at 352-369-8120 or email bgibson@marionso.com. UF/IFAS Extension Service Auditorium at 2232 NE Jacksonville Road in Ocala to discuss the issue. In addition to approving the referendum, County Commissioners must also agree to take over ownership of the venue, which will cost $60 million to construct and serve as the future home of the Yankees minor league squad. If the county agreed to do so, it would eliminate the Yankees responsibility for paying property tax on the facility. The renowned organization would be required to pay for day-to-day maintenance as well as other tangible property tax. All told, the halfcent sales tax would generate more than $80 million in revenue. Each municipality throughout Marion County would benefit financially from the additional sales tax. Additionally, the referendum would generate an extra $20 million for quality of place/life projects. That could bode well for the city of Dunnellon, Mayor Nathan Whitt said. The city would like to construct a new youth sports facility north of the city limits, allowing the Office of Greenways and Trails to resume ownership of the property, which currently is used by the Dunnellon Little League. Officials with both the Greenways and Trails and the city have discussed a property swap, allowing control of the land where Little League facilities are to revert back to the state in exchange for property abutting the Rio Vista development. To do that, the city would need to build a new facility. Earmarking proceeds from the referendum to construct such a facility could allow the respective properties to change hands. Its a wonderful and exciting opportunity, Mayor Whitt said. We have, hopefully, tentatively identified to utilize some of that money. We can all beat up how were going to spend ad nauseam, but I think do we really have to dogear a specific part of a project to piggyback on to it, because it will be a wonderful thing for the county if it can happen. Additionally, Eddie Esch, interim city manager, told the Council the city would stand to benefit from an additional $400,000 in tax revenues during the course of the fiveyear referendum. Riverland News, Thursday, November 21, 2013 3 000GGLR 000GJHX 000GGR5 11371 N. Williams St. Suite 1 Dunnellon (352) 465-1188 11371 N. Williams St. 11371 N. 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For information, email info@dunnellon christmasparade.com, visit www.dunnellon christmasparade.com or on Facebook at Dunnellon Christmas Parade.Cops-4-Kids seeks donors The Dunnellon Police Department will host the third annual Cops for Kids Christmas program at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17. Children from all over the Dunnellon area will be paired with a Dunnellon Police Department officer, staff member, or city of Dunnellon employee. Children, between the ages of 6 and 11, are nominated based on social or economic need. The goal of this program is to give the children a chance to spend time with the police officer, learning about law enforcement and building a better community. Each child and the officer will sit down to a hot meal at The Blue Gator before their shopping excursion. After dinner, all children and employees are transported to the Dunnellon Walmart, where each child is given a gift card to purchase gifts for their families and themselves. Afterward, the gifts are wrapped by volunteers of the community who donate their time. If you would like to be a donor, sponsor or volunteer, email Officer Carolina Rolfes at crolfes@dunnellon pd.org or Darlene Parker at dparker@ dunnellonpd.org or call the agency at 465-8510. 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.Red Kettle campaign needs volunteersThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon is in need of volunteer Bell Ringers for this years Salvation Army Red Kettle Fundraising program. This years program will start Friday, Dec. 6, and end Sunday, Dec. 15. A two-hour commitment is all that is requested, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. at Walmart, Walgreens or Winn-Dixie. Community service hours are also available. To volunteer, call Bill Laterza at 489-9368.Letters to Santa, photos wantedThe Riverland News is seeking Letters to Santa as well as pictures of your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews in Christmas pictures for its Christmas Card Cuties Holiday edition, slated to print Dec. 19. Letters and photos can be emailed to Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@riverlandnews.co m, or mailed to our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if photos need to be returned. Photos submitted via email must be high-resolution images. Deadline to submit items is Dec. 13. NEWS NOTES Dunnellon CERT team Photo by Sandra Marraffino The Dunnellon Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) team, seated, from left, includes: Kathryn Taubert, Clinnon Alexander, Jason Melson, Nancy Browall and Bridget Schuler; standing, Bert Gagnon, Jean Knoll, Terry Rapp, Sandy Peterson-Pilling, Paul Marrafino, Mary Gass, Max Abraham and Radar Schuler. Not pictured are Ron and Sheila Wilcox, Vern and Sharon Yoder, Rosey Roberts-Burns and Bob Bella. Special to the Riverland News COUNTY continued from page 1 Solution to puzzle on Page 13


4 Riverland News, Thursday, November 21, 2013 RIVER VIEWS The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association RIVERLAND NEWS Letter writers should steer clear of City HallEditors Note: This letter is in response to the Nov. 14 Letters to the Editor written by Joan Duggins and Penny Calloway. My, oh my, your pens, too, are filled with the Kool-Aid of which you partake. Ladies, I received the exact response I thought I would when I wrote my letter of Nov. 7. Rest assured, I am highly concerned about the state of the city. My taxes are what they are, my water bill is what it is, and I dont run through red lights. But I am extremely concerned about the fate of Dunnellon. We have had some trying times in our city, and it is time to go back to where we were, bring the citizens back to a point of caring what happens at City Hall. It is going to be a long hard road, but those who care, those who want your happiness as well as ours, will make sure it happens, even though I am sure you will continue to try to interfere. The problem is, most voting citizens have no desire to come back as long as you and your ilk waste our council members time by disrupting city business, stomping your feet, shouting and babbling uncontrollably during Council meetings. Your jurisdiction is Marion County. Try staying away from City Hall for six months, stop writing your angry, hateful letters. If you have issues, take them down the chain of commands, call your county commissioners, my goodness, and then have them work with City Council to work out those issues. I wont list my resume, nor rest on my laurels. Those who know me, those who matter to me, know what has transpired in my 20 years in Dunnellon. I have seen this city go from good to better to worse in so many years. Yes, what I wrote is my opinion, and was not put into my mind by drinking someone elses Kool-Aid. I must admit I am grateful that some of the past council people your cabal had placed into City Hall have stopped drinking that Kool-Aid. God Bless them. I dont think I need to list the names. For the record, an election is a means of placing someone into office where there is a competition of two or more people running for that office. The only currently sitting council member I remember being elected in the past three elections is current Mayor Nathan Whitt. All the others ran unopposed. Apples, oranges and baseball Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. Albert EinsteinThey were bound to find each other, Russell and Sean: two entrepreneurs living blocks from each other. Two men who like working with their hands, taking things apart and putting them back together. Two men who like to make money. They were bound to come into each others lives and finally they did. Yep, Russell has a new friend. Someone to collaborate with and spend hours in the garage hunched over a broken video arcade; someone to bounce ideas off of and ask advice; and someone to brag to when things go impeccably well. I never met a machine Russell couldnt fix. Sometimes it takes days or even weeks, but he always figures it out. I have stopped doubting him. Where theres a will, theres a way in Russells world. I probably didnt really appreciate Russell in the beginning of our marriage. I didnt realize how much he had to offer or how smart he really is. I think he was holding back on me or maybe he hadnt reached his full potential yet. For you see, I am the speller and mathematician in the house and Russell is the problem solver. I guess its always been that way. An unspoken agreement we never vary from. Russells spelling has gotten much better. He used to ask me to spell words quite often, but now he saves me for tricky ones like pneumatic or receive. I guess thats why I never realized his intellect. I thought maybe he wasnt quite as smart as I was. Boy was I wrong. Although hes not much for the English language, that man sure knows his machines and electronics. He has a mind like no one else. He may be the smartest person I know. His brain works in a way that others dont. He can look at something and figure it out. He has a lot of street smarts, too. So I guess Im book smart and hes common-sense smart. I think his kind of smart is way more useful in our everyday lives than my kind. If I mention to him that I want to listen to my Spotify music account out in the living room he makes it happen. Id like to watch my soap operas out by the pool. No problem. We bought a product, but theres a part missing, he figures it out. The vacuum cleaner stopped working, and he has it fixed in 10 minutes. Ive yet to find one thing that he cannot fix or figure out. He recently took four old juke boxes from the 1970s with the 45 records still in them and turned OPINIONS INVITEDThe opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. OTHER VOICES LETTERS JERSEY GIRL THE OTHER GUY The city of Ocala and the New York Yankees are set to play ball. However, before ground is broken on a proposed stadium along State Road 200 near Interstate 75, Ocala will have to deliver one heckuva pitch not only to the County Commission but to voters as well. Keys here are the County Commissioners willingness to place the half-cent sales tax on a ballot for a special election in March as well as their willingness to take ownership of the $60 million stadium the Yankees would call home. If the county does take ownership, the Yankees would not be required to pay property tax on the stadium. Voters might have a difficult time digesting that fact. Lets face it the Yankees have plenty of bucks in the bank to pay taxes for the venue. But allowing the ownership rights of the stadium to remain in county hands might not be all that bad. The county could sell the naming rights, generating revenues that werent there previously. Locally, Mayor Nathan Whitt is a firm believer and supporter of the project. If the referendum were to pass, the city of Dunnellon would stand to profit to the tune of $400,000 during the next five years. It might not sound like a large chunk of change, but considering the current financial fiasco the city is mired in, every little penny would make a difference. Additionally, the sales tax referendum would generate an extra $20 million or so to fund quality of life projects such as youth sports facilities. And thats where the first-term mayor sees the benefit of backing the city of Ocalas ambitious goal of bringing the Yankees SingleA farm team to town. Certainly, Dunnellons youth, and adults, could benefit from a state-of-the-art recreational facility. What isnt clear is how this fits into the bigger picture of tourism in Marion County, let alone Dunnellon. Mayor Whitt believes the potential influx of tourists into Ocala could spill into Dunnellon. He believes a new, modern sports facility could lend itself to Dunnellon hosting large-scale travel ball tournaments. Ive seen firsthand how tournaments such as these generate additional revenues for businesses. Theres no doubt that hundreds of extra visitors to a community is a boon for local businesses. The problem here folks is if Dunnellon can latch onto the city of Ocalas field of dreams and buys into the mantra if they build it, people will come. Great, Im all for seeing our local businesses benefiting from a boost in the tourism industry. The problem here, isnt about those folks who are coming or will come, its Baseball could benefit city, if Council steps to the plate Alien attack? No problem, columnist assures The naysayers are already coming out of the woodwork when it comes to fighting the sales tax for a new baseball stadium. There is only one argument that we would agree with: The Yankees have enough money to build the stadium themselves, without any help from the taxpayers. Unfortunately, thats not the way things are done, and anyone who has followed any stadium project for any sport anywhere in the country should realize that. After that, the arguments become shallow. Well just address two. First, people say we refused to pass a tax to support schools and the hospital. Using that argument is wrong. Neither of those tax referenda was revenue generating for the county and the taxpayers. The money would go in, and we wouldnt see it again. This would be different. In the long run it would generate revenue in taxes as people come to watch the games, stay in a local hotel, etc. The second is that both of those ballot issues were property tax initiatives. That means that only Marion County residents (renters would probably face an increase) would be paying the tax. The baseball proposal is a sales tax. That means that tourists who get off the highway and eat in a restaurant would help pay the tax. Visitors who stay in a lodging facility would help pay the tax. Out-of-county residents who shop in our stores would help pay the tax. Again, it would be revenue generating. Were willing to wager that some of these naysayers are those who criticize the area, calling it Slow-cala. Heres a chance to put us on the sports map and provide an activity. Why not do so? See LETTERS page 5 See JERSEY page 9 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 9


Mayor Whitt also was sponsored by folks from your neighborhood. What will happen to him when he shows his true interest in the business of the city of Dunnellon instead of letting you rant and rave at council meetings? Will you throw him under the bus as well, as you have so many other council members who you openly supported in the past? At least he is trying to be constructive and proactive regarding the needs of Dunnellon. I also know that there are many kind and wonderful people who live in the Rainbow Springs community. Many of them work in and with many of the charitable organizations I am involved with. Many of them, your neighbors, have called and laughed with me about your responses. Sometimes it does take an open mind and a sense of humor to survive on our planet. Now, this will be my only response to your responses, as I feel I may be wasting my time trying to teach an old dog new tricks. So let me offer you some kind words and an invitation. The citizens, law enforcement officials and business owners of Dunnellon will host a Christmas Parade on Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7. We cordially invite you to take part, or at least, come view the parade. Immediately thereafter, there will be a Winter Wonderland of sorts, taking place at the old Food Lion parking area with music, a snow machine, food and holiday cheer. Bring your chairs and your snacks. Ill be marching and waving with the rest of my military veteran brothers and sisters at the head of the parade. If you like what you see, perhaps you too can join in and find a new hobby. Many of the organizations involved in this parade need volunteers, people to help them reach their goals of giving to others, kindness to their neighbors, and helping their fellow man. Remember, even Scrooge stopped drinking the Kool-Aid. Frank Strobl,DunnellonCommunity spirit showed for veteransI am proud to say I live in a community that remembers the veterans who served their country in times of war and peace. On Veterans Day, the Dunnellon American Legion Post No. 58 paid homage to Thomas Tom Whalen, who passed away Sept. 15, 2013. Whalen served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 20 years and in the U.S. Navy for six years. A concert was held at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church. The Dunnellon Community Chorale presented music emphasizing the American spirit from the Revolutionary War period through current times. The Wall-Rievs Post Honor Guard was part of the program. On Nov. 11, Romeo Elementary School hosted its Veterans Celebration 2013. The Boy Scout Color Guard and the singing of the national anthem by Michelle Goode were impressive. Every child in the school participated in the program. Kindergarten to second grade did an excellent presentation with their Veterans Are They increased their vocabulary with so many new words describing veterans. The thirdgrade read a poem in part by Walt Whitman. It was read with much feeling. Students in grades 3 through 5, did a choral reading on the Preamble to the Constitution. This was an impressive accomplishment by the students. The military medley included each branch of the service. The passing out of thank you notes to the veterans was heartwarming. This is a school program I will always remember. Representing the Dunnellon American Legion Post No. 58, Bob Anderson, Bea Fischer, Anna Miku, Walt Mildenberg, and I visited veterans residing in assisted-living centers. Quiet Oaks Assisted Living shared its appreciation by serving us a special luncheon. We thank Katherine Kortright and the staff of Quiet Oaks for remembering the veterans. A big thanks goes out to those who were a part of the Veterans Day events. Eugene M. Thomas, Chaplain. Post No. 58,DunnellonMixing words doesnt justify meansIt never ceases to amaze me how some people take words and change them to say what they want them to say. No one ever said the Republicans did not want poor people to have health care. Also, Mitt Romney never said that 47 percent of Americans at the bottom of the economic ladder didnt deserve the same benefits as hard working Republicans. He simply stated it would be no use campaigning to 47 percent because they would not vote for him anyway. I think the writer is one of them. Democrats all had the same information President Bush had and they all voted to go to war with Iraq. Somehow the Democrats overlook that part of the story. Jack Koehler,DunnellonBank not one at fault for citys fiascoThe mayor and interim city manager seem to be fed up with Regions Bank, because it wont negotiate with the city. I cant understand the banks position. They actually want the city to pay them back for money they borrowed. What a strange concept. Why would the bank want to continue negotiating? The bond payments were restructured at least once before when the city could not make payments. To top it off, the loan was probably granted based on the same false information that was being fed to the Council and public. Why should the bank now believe anything from city representatives? The bank is a business, not a charity. Council members all claim ignorance about what was happening with Greenlight financing. They claim they were kept in the dark or given wrong information. If that is true, then why isnt the city taking legal action against those who either withheld information or gave wrong information. At a minimum, some staff members should be fired. Council members say its easy to Monday morning quarterback. They must not have been listening to public comments at Council meetings or reading comments in the Riverland News. The real facts about Greenlight costs and projected revenues have been obvious to everyone except some council members. How could the Council possibly believe the Fiscal Year 2013 projected income for Greenlight? It is mathematically improbable, as was pointed out at the meeting where the budget was approved. If the income figure was knowingly wrong when put in by staff and knowingly wrong when approved by Council, then someone has committed fraud and should be legally prosecuted. The city has played a budget scam by approving a budget containing an income figure that was known to be inaccurate. This allowed city staff to submit purchase requests for money that wasnt there by just saying the expenditure was in the budget. Its just that the actual money wasnt there. This was done on purpose and those responsible should be prosecuted.Hugh Lochrane,Rainbow SpringsFinancial fiasco should trigger investigationMy water/sewer utility company, doing business as the city of Dunnellon, is in serious trouble to say the least. To clarify, a portion of the total cost of the Greenlight debacle the real amount of money borrowed and spent needs to be explored. There was the initial $7.3 million borrowed from what the city now regards as the foolish, evil, Regions Bank. There was also Resolution 201219 in November 2012 borrowing $1.47 million from the utility. Through hard negotiations with itself, an interest rate of .01 percent was secured. In addition $300,000 was transferred from the CRA fund that really just about wiped it out. This was after the money was spent so Resolution 2012-19 had to be done to balance the books in Fiscal Year 2012. It appears no one approved or was requested to approve the transfer of funds before the fact, why not? Now in Fiscal Year 2013, we find out $907,825 was transferred out of the general fund, again without prior approval, at least not in a public setting. The breakdown is $728,062 from the public safety infrastructure, $58,318 from capital replacement and $102,443 from the emergency fund. In addition, a total $3.32 million was transferred from the water/sewer utility funds. The breakdown amounts on the utility fund transfers are: $1,765,262 from unrestricted equity: $1,341,664 from bond proceeds Series 2013; and $71,567 from the emergency fund. The total transferred from the water/sewer funds is $3,325,490 for FY 13. I think that unrestricted equity amount of $1,765,262 would be called profit in the private sector. Again the transfers have already been made without any approval before the fact, just as in FY 2012. This does not seem right to me. Simply put, Resolution 2013-18 is just the city justifying on paper the past taking of money from funds to cover money already spent. Is it even legal to take 2013 bond proceeds money? So the amount, that we know about that the city has sunk into the financial black hole known as Greenlight, is $13.5 million. I do not think that is even the current full amount as Greenlight has been somehow operating for the past several months. I am sure we will find out next year how much money was transferred to run Greenlight and the city. Maybe the Dunnellon City motto is Ex Post Facto. Dunnellon, years ago, should have addressed the issues that needed to be addressed instead of looking for magic sources of revenue such as Greenlight and gouging utility customers. That simple issue that a city of 1,733 residents, a small declining tax base and low per capitia income cannot afford its own police, fire and road departments. The city administration is too bloated and expensive for a city this size. Inverness and Crystal River have gotten rid of their police departments as they finally faced economic reality. If Dunnellon residents want to have all the services, they should pay for them through city taxes and fees. The millage rate is too low for a city with the expenses of Dunnellon. A fire assessment fee should have been in place for years. The city, police and fire department equipment is aging and costs will rise. There is no money in city coffers. The city looks terrible and is dying because the city has lived beyond its means for years. It is just wrong to do what the city has done to all its utility customers. The Fiscal Year 2014 budget is a sham; resolutions will be forthcoming moving more restricted equity from the utility fund to keep the city going. Legal costs alone will inflate the FY 2014 budget as the city battles the evil Regions Bank. I do recall that Regions Bank modified and extended the loan terms, cutting the yearly payments in half I believe. I think this was done at the citys request and Regions worked with the city. It is ironic to hear the city blaming Regions Bank for being trusting and foolish enough to loan them money. The citys pitiful defense seems to be what logical, sane person would ever think Greenlight would work. The, we dont know what we were doing and do not know what happened defense may be true, but is probably not legally sound. Its Regions Banks fault for trusting Dunnellon City would honor their legal contract secured by good collateral. Truly, the people who got Dunnellon in this shape should be ashamed and held accountable. At the least, the financial crisis should trigger a much-needed outside investigation. Steve Swett,Rainbow SpringsLetter writer thanks womens golf group I would like to take this opportunity to thank the womens golf group, The Niners, of Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club for beautifying the upstairs ladies restroom at the Country Club. Its been in need of renovation for quite a while. 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Peace Lutheran sets holiday servicesPeace Lutheran Church will begin the holiday season with a Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25. Midweek services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Advent. The traditional Advent O Antiphon theme will be followed: Dec. 4, Jesus Is Immanuel, Isaiah 7:10-14. Dec. 11, Jesus Is Wisdom, Colossians 1:24-2:3. Dec. 18, Jesus Is Lord, Exodus 3:1-6, 13-15. Preceding midweek services, a fellowship meal of soup and sandwiches will be at 6 p.m. and will be provided by the ladies of the Peace Lutheran Womens Missionary League. The O Antiphon theme will continue during the Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve, Jesus Is The Root of Jesse, Isaiah 11:1-10, and at 10 a.m. Christmas Day, Jesus is the Key of David, Revelation 3:7. Peace Lutheran Church is on the hill at U.S. 41 and State Road 40. For information, call 489-5881, visit www.PeaceLutheran Online.com or like us on Facebook.Clothe the Children slated Dec. 5The Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will distribute new and used clothing to families in need from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the church hall at 7525 U.S. 41 in Dunnellon. Clothe the Children is in its third year and has distributed clothing to families in need and to more than 100 children in the area. Registration will be at the door. For information, call Judie Heesch at 489-5954. This is the time of the year holidays get into full steam. It begins with Halloween when people put on a scary face and ends with New Years day when people put on a new face. I could never figure out if the Halloween face was the New Years Day face just that much older. I do not have much time for Halloween. Since the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has put me on a strict diet that does not include candy, what is the purpose of going out on Halloween night begging for candy? It seems rather interesting that our holiday season starts out with people going around door-to-door begging for candy and ends New Years Day making resolutions not to eat any more candy this year. I love all of the ingredients making up our holiday season whether it is Halloween candy or Thanksgiving turkey or New Years Day pork and sauerkraut. These traditions that center on eating are right up my alley. If the alley is dark enough, my wife will not catch me in the act. One ingredient I really do not appreciate during the holiday season is all the grouches and complainers and sourpuss people who insist on trying to take the fun out of my holiday time. On the one hand, you have those who pretend they do not believe in God and yet during this time of the year they get all bent out of shape by the mere mention of God. They nervously say they do not believe in God and yet my belief in God threatens them somehow. If they really did not believe in God they would not care one way or the other if somebody was stupid enough to believe in God. They would just sit back in their rocking chair smiling at the poor fools who go through the holiday season thanking God and celebrating the Bernadine Bernie Bomba, 72Bernadine Bomba, 72, of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. She was born May 31, 1941, in Johnstown, Pa., to the late Bernard L. and Helen (Szostek) Urban. Mrs. Bomba was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. She was preceded by her parents; stepfather, John P. Urban; and brother, Thomas J. Urban Sr. Surviving family includes her husband of 53 years, Andrew J. Bomba of Dunnellon; children, Susan M. Casey of Trinity, Andrew J. Bomba Jr. and wife Holly H. Brinton of Phoenixville, Pa., and Anthony B. Bomba and wife Jean of Saylorsburg, Pa.; grandchildren, Erich A. Casey, Tyler J. and Megan E. Bomba; step-grandchildren, Ryan Marroquin and Samantha H. Brinton; sister, Shirley, widow of George Duris and Eugene Urban; and Sharon, wife of James Ortag, all of Johnstown, Pa.; and John Urban Jr. of Manheim, Pa. Bernie was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed playing dominoes, crossword puzzles, and reading. The family suggests donations in memory of Bernadine L. Bomba, to the Humane Society of Marion County, P.O. Box 1542, Ocala, FL 344781542 or (by telephone) 352-873-7387. A memorial funeral service celebrating the life of Bernadine L. Bomba, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, 19939 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon (352-4892429). Father Kevin MacGabhann, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Dunnellon, will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, November 21, 2013 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 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 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 HEARING AIDS G ENESIS Hearing Care, Inc. A New Beginning in Better Hearing WE WILL BEAT ALL PRICES (Bring Competitors Ad!) O pen M on.Fri 9am-4pm P lease call for appointment. 489-9479 100% Digital Custom Instrument We will test anybody! 100% 30-Day Money Back Guarantee Budget Aids From $295 Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only. Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. FREE Hearing Test Battery Replacement Hearing Aid Repairs 99 Premium Zinc Batteries BATTERIES Serving the Dunnellon area for 25 years We will test anybody! 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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 000GJKS Faxing Copies B&W & Color Notary UPS FedEx Embroidery 11150 N. Williams St. Suite 108, Dunnellon 465-7442 UPS Fedex SHREDDING on site Shred your past Protect your future! 000GEUF Grooming Baths 20491 The Granada Dunnellon 489-0667 489-0667 30 30 YEARS YEARS EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE 000GNTD OBITUARY Bernadine Bernie Bomba Let the holiday season beginOUT TO PASTOR 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 highresolution images. Print photos can be scanned at our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Rev. James Snyder Mens Club pitches shoes at church Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsABOVE: Larry Heydorn eyes his target recently at St. John the Baptist Catholic Chur ch. The Mens Club will 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. BOTTOM RIGHT: Bob St. Laurent cleans clay off a pair of hor seshoes. BOTTOM LEFT: Herb Hesch pitches a shoe during a matc h against fellow church members. CHURCH NEWS See PASTOR page 8


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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. Dec. 15 The Central Florida Master Choir will present its annual Christmas program.FUMC to host Gospel concert Jan. 4 First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon will host the return of gospel great Ivan Parker of the famed gospel group The Gaithers 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 meetand-greet with Parker prior to the show. Light refreshments will be offered at the meet-andgreet reception beginning at 5:30. Photographs are encouraged during the meet-andgreet. 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. For information, call 489-4026. 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. 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, including specially-priced items. All proceeds benefit the Dunnellon Public Library, which is at 20351 Robinson Road. For information, call 438-2520.Lake Tropicana to host flea market The Lake Tropicana Civic Association will host a communitywide flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, at the Lake Tropicana Clubhouse at 3380 SW 181 Court, off State Road. Baked goods and food will also be available. Vendor rent is $5 per table per day inside, and $4 per space, per day outside. To reserve your space, call Karen at 208-5006 or Linda at 465-6322.Womens Club craft show slatedThe Womens Club will host its annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at its clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. The Womans Club will also host a bake sale both days. For information, call Pat McJunkin at 489-6708. birth of Jesus on Christmas day. For instance, I do not believe in the tooth fairy. I think it is the figment of someones imagination and nothing exists that in any way resembles the tooth fairy. Yet, that is not the center of my life going around trying to prove there is no such thing as a tooth fairy. How do you explain to a child the money under his pillow after placing his extracted tooth? Perhaps another illustration would be Halloween. I do not believe in ghosts, goblins and all of the stupidity invested in this kind of a holiday. Yet, my whole life is not focused around trying to disprove ghosts and goblins. If somebody wants to believe in ghosts and goblins, what is that to me? I do not believe there was ever such a creature as Rudolph the red nose reindeer. Somebody made that up to go along with the Christmas story. I do not think Santa Claus ever existed. Not all the stories I have read about Santa Claus have ever convinced me such a person existed. Yet, I do not spend the whole holiday season ranting and raving trying to disprove Rudolph the red nose reindeer and his master St. Nicholas. If somebody wants to believe in Santa Claus and his reindeer and that Rudolph the red nose reindeer saved Christmas one year, what is that to me? I say let people indulge in these marvelous little fantasies. I cannot tell you how many years I sat on Santa Clauss lap and to this day, nothing I asked for has ever come my way via Christmas. Yet, this Christmas I will take my grandchildren to the mall and have them sit on Santa Clauss lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. Believing in the mall Santa Claus is pure fantasy. Yet, I am not going to picket the mall around Christmastime demanding they do away with the mall Santa Claus. After all, Santa Claus in the mall brings customers to the mall. Many fantasies I do not put any trust in, but I do not build my life around destroying these fantasies other people enjoy. I do not recall how old I was when I found out that Santa Claus was just a fictional character that made Christmas something of a fantasy. Even though I discovered that Santa Claus was not real I found myself as a father telling the Santa Claus story to my children and then later to my grandchildren. Some of these people attacking the holiday season, including the Christmas tree, are just indicating that somewhere along the line they have not grown up. If they do not believe in the holiday season, particularly Christmas, then let us who love the holiday season, especially Christmas, enjoy it. I advise those who do not enjoy the holiday season to go up to Western Pennsylvania, find Punxsutawney Phil and spend the winter with him. We will be sure to look for you come spring. I like how the apostle Paul put it. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things (1 Corinthians 13:10). Some people, I am not mentioning who, need to just grow up and stop acting so childish. I will celebrate the holiday season for the simple reason that Gods amazing grace has brought me through another year.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. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, November 21, 2013 000GHJZ BOOK SALE Friends Book Store Nov. 18 thru Nov. 26 Open 11 am to 3 pm Mon.-Sat. EVERYTHING IN STORE HALF-PRICE (Specially priced items included) Store will be closed Nov. 27, 28, 29 Inventory Changes Daily 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon 352-438-2520 All sales benefit the Dunnellon Public Library Modern Medicine, the Old Fashioned Way Modern Medicine, the Old Fashioned W ay Now Accepting New Patients Now Accepting New Patients Citrus Springs 10489 N Florida Ave. Conveniently located 1 mile southeast of downtown Dunnellon on Hwy. 41 489-2486 000FY1L Same Day Appointments Available! 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Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 Call 352-489-2731 www.riverlandnews.com Garden Club to host special event Special to the Riverland NewsBarbara Roberts, left, and Erline Likens show a basket that will be available at the Rainbow Springs Garden Clubs Chinese Auction and holiday party from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the American Legion Hall at 10730 U.S. 41. This will be the annual fundraiser to support the clubs designated charities. Unlimited tickets will be sold for one ticket for $1; three tickets for $2; and 10 tickets for $5. The event is open to the public with no admission or visitors fee. Door prizes will be awarded, 50-25-25 tickets will be sold, and holiday party refreshments and beverages will be available. For information, call Barbara Roberts at 489-9680 or Alice Kennedy at 465-3002. PASTORcontinued from page 6 NEWS NOTES CHURCH EVENTS


operated Allens Auto Parts well into the 1990s in Dunnellon, he is accustomed to fixing things when a problem arises. Im a fixer and when its broke, you want to try and fix the problem, said Allen, a 1992 Dunnellon High graduate, as Violet looked on, days after the family hosted her fifth birthday celebration in late October. I just wanted to ask the doctors why they cant fix it. For Kim, perhaps the toughest thing to endure isnt the treks to the hospital, homeschooling the couples six other children, ranging from 16 years old to 7 months old, which include four boys and two other girls. Recently, the family was given the opportunity to test an eye gaze, an infrared device, doctors say deciphers eye communication. Its not being able to hear her speak, hear her say, I love you. said Kim, explaining Violet was her great-grandmothers first name and Grace means undeserved gift. We want to know what she needs, what shes thinking,. Its tough. But you look into her eyes, and you know its all there wanting to come out. However, this isnt a tale of woe; this is about a blessing, the Forts said. Sure there are the medical expenses, but the couple said they are blessed Allens job as a salesman with AT&T provides great insurance. They have a wonderful family support system who helps out when needed and their other children, at least Vance, 16, and Kimber, 14, are able to help with their siblings when the need arises. God has blessed us, Kim, a 1994 Dunnellon High graduate, said. Gods provisions have been enough; it might take us a while to pay off bills, but Gods provisions are enough. Instead of self-loathing and pity, the Forts said they live each day as if its the last, especially surrounding the uncertainty of Violets health. Depending on Violets health, they try to take in as much as possible when the time allows. They go camping at least once a month. We try to do as much as possible as a family, Kim said. We want to make the most of every day with everyone together. Theyve been on a Disney cruise and Kims mother, Cheryl Lawson, bought the family season passes to Disney World. During their first visit, Kim said, Violet was given the royal treatment. We kept telling employees, wed wait like everyone else, she said with a smile. But they brought all of the characters over to Violet and formed a big circle around her to protect her from the crowd. You could tell Violet just loved every minute of it. Balancing their time between providing hourly care for Violet with spending quality time is a trick, but it works. The Forts said they make sure they schedule time with each of the children to do what they want, to make sure they are receiving the love and attention they deserve. Theyre great, Kim and Allen said. They understand the situation. They never complain, but they also know they can tell us if they feel like their love tank is empty, all they have to do is speak up and we make sure we provide that. And everyone plays a part, no matter if the role is big or small. Were all hands on deck around here, Kim said. While the family has been able to handle their day-to-day expenses of raising seven children and medical bills, they are in need of a new vehicle to transport Violet to the various hospitals, which includes a trek to Atlanta. Currently, the Forts drive an older model van. That van is starting to show the wear and tear of the more than 200,000 miles on it. In addition to making sure the vehicle is the right size for the whole family, it needs a wheelchair lift. Currently, the family is raising money through a variety of fundraisers. Recently, Chick-fil-A in Ocala hosted an event to benefit Violet. Other events are planned in the coming months, including this Saturday at the Victorian Holiday in the Historic District. Right now, by the time we get everyone in the van, its pretty packed, Kim and Allen said. When we stop, we kind of make everyone get out at once. But its funny to see everyone unload from the van. them into modern day sound systems. You have to see and hear them to believe them. He has got to be the smartest man Ive ever met. After all, he picked me didnt he? The funny thing is he thinks all peoples brains work this way, but I hate to tell him they dont. Heck, I hate to go into somebody elses house and figure out how to turn on the TV or the coffee pot. Simple things dont come easy to me. I remember one year, we went to watch the Dunnellon fireworks show at the high school. When they were all over, there was just one way out and more than 100 cars in a single file. Well, my brilliant husband found a new path and we were home in 10 minutes. My neighbor came home an hour later and wanted to know how we got out of there so fast. It was Russells brain at work. Which brings me to the point of my story: if we ever get invaded by space aliens, I want Russell on my side. I dont need a superhero. Ill put my money on my husband. Tom Cruise and Will Smith may be able to get out of any death-defying situation, but they are just following a script. My hubby can slay the dragon or chop down those enemies without any guidance. I just know he will figure it out and save me. So if his new friend, Sean turns out to be an evil warlock, he will take care of the situation. I feel very safe. I also hope everybody knows not to take me seriously. Im sure Sean is but a mere mortal. about where are they going to stay? The Dunnellon City Council in the past six months has done little but discuss the financial woes plaguing the city from the fallout of Greenlight Communciations. Rightfully so, but need I remind our elected officials were not the lone municipality facing financial hardship. Cities such as Ocala, Belleview, Crystal River and Inverness are all facing money problems. Yes, I realize its not to the same extent as Dunnellon, but still, officials there are making the best of bad situations. They are moving forward with plans for Community Redevelopment Areas and the best ways to use those funds such as sidewalk improvement projects, faade grants and streetscaping projects. They all realize a better business district brings not only increased property values, but happy business owners and customers. So I say to the Dunnellon City Council, if Ocala builds it and people will come, where are they going to stay in Dunnellon? The city lacks bed space. We all know that. So please, no more excuses, no more blaming the financial crisis as the reason we cannot move forward. Do the right thing and step to the plate. 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STAY HEALTHY! Citrus Springs 10489 N Florida Ave. 489-2486 000G1HC Proud to sponsor this weeks athlete of the week RIVERLANDSPORTS/EDUCATION 10 Riverland News, Thursday, November 21, 2013 Andre Hairston, boys basketballHairston paced the Tigers basketball team to a pair of preseason victories, netting a game-high 30 points in a 74-43 victory against St. John Lutheran; two nights earlier he scored 18 in a 6448 win against Belleview as Dunnellon won the preseason classic. Sierra Oliver, girls basketballThe sophomore forward netted 38 points for the week, 18 rebounds and four assists in three games last week, including an 18-point, 7-rebound effort against Belleview, the Lady Tigers first victory of the season. Sierra Oliver Andre Hairston DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY SUNCOAST PRIMARY CARE SPECIALISTS Beasley steps down Chronicle file photoDunnellon High School head football coach Frank Beasley resigned Friday after nine years as the leader of the Tigers program. Beasley said he felt like it was the right time for a change. Coach guided team for 9 years; never had losing mark A decade of stability at the top of the Dunnellon High School football program came to an end Friday when head coach Frank Beasley announced his immediate resignation. According to Dunnellon High School principal Ken McAteer, Beasley will remain on as a history teacher, a post McAteer said he is great at. Beasley was in charge of the Tigers for nine seasons, compiling a 59-33 record while at the Marion County school. He never suffered a losing campaign and led Dunnellon to back-to-back district titles in 2009 and 2010, the Tigers only playoff berths under his leadership. In both trips to the postseason, Dunnellon suffered first-round defeats to Ocala Vanguard. I have had a great nine years at Dunnellon and felt like it was the right time for a change, Beasley said in a statement via text message. I am not sure what my future holds at this point. McAteer confirmed Beasleys decision. Frank had a job (at Dunnellon) as long as he wanted one, McAteer said. Its something that we had talked about for a couple of weeks. He gave his heart and soul to a program seven days a week for nine years, and that takes a toll on you. In his time at Dunnellon, Beasley held a 14-1 record over Citrus County schools, with the single loss coming at home this season in a 14-8 setback to Citrus. The coach also showed a propensity for helping his players move on as student-athletes to the collegiate level, something he said was among his greatest memories while leading the Tigers. Im obviously proud of all the student athletes that we helped move on to the next level, Beasley wrote. When he joined the Tigers in 2004, Beasley came from Lake Citys Columbia High School. In 2003, he was the interim head coach at Columbia and guided that squad to a 7-3 record. At Dunnellon, Beasley succeeded Perry Brown, who left for another coaching position following the 2003 season after guiding Dunnellon to a state semifinal appearance. A young Tigers team finished the 2013 season 6-4 overall and 3-3 in District 5A-5. McAteer said Beasley is not leaving the cupboard bare. Franks left the program in great shape. Were extremely young, McAteer said. We had a winning season, so were looking for someone to come in and continue the great things that Frank did. McAteer said the next coach would have to strike the same commitment to academic and athletic excellence that Beasley did. That coach will come via a statewide search. In a small town where football rules the roost, the next person to lead the Dunnellon football team must also understand something both Beasley and his predecessor Brown were able to. One thing that Frank and Perry both understood was, as the head football coach, youre out there in the community, McAteer said. JON-MICHAEL SORACCHI For the Riverland News SAVE Club celebrates Safe School Week Special to the Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle Schools SAVE Club celebrated National Safe Schools Week and Red Ribbon Week by hosting a poetry and poster contest. The SAVE advisors and officers were on hand to congratulate the winning students. Front row, from left, are: Zanatos Sinclair, Haley Romine, SAVE historians, and Mason Sereda, honorable mention poster contest; middle row, Timothy Viera, first place poem; Biridiana Perez, historian; Sayra Loya, vice president; Elizabeth Centeno, first place poster; Lauren Ford and Maggie Barde, tie second place poster contest; Emily Weaver, second place poetry; and Rebecca Ray, club president; back row, SAVE faculty advisers Nicholas Johnson and Cynthia Wise. SAVE stands for Students Against Violence Everywhere. The Thanksgiving holiday will be observed Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Dec. 1. There will be no school these days. School will resume Monday, Dec. 2, at the normally scheduled hours. Dunnellon Middle School wishes our students, staff, and their families a wonderful and safe holiday. See you back Monday, Dec. 2, rested and ready to learn. Beginning at 6 p.m. today, the DMS FFA along with DHS FFA will host its annual spaghetti dinner and cake auction at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. Tickets are $5 per person. You can either dine in or take out in support of the FFA members of Dunnellon. For information, call Mrs. Pridgeon at 465-6720 for tickets or ask an FFA member to purchase some. The entire Dunnellon community is invited to come out to the First Baptist Church to enjoy dinner and a night away from cooking. Basketball tryouts will be from 3:40 to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25 and 26, at Dunnellon Middle School. Any student who is interested in playing on either the boys or girls basketball teams, please see Coach Rumsey for a parent permission slip. Students need to have a 2.0 GPA and no current discipline referrals to be eligible to play on the basketballs teams. Teams will be announced after Thanksgiving. To parents of sixth-grade students, if your student received a recommendation for follow-up with your health care provider after the Oct. 15 statemandated health screening, please return the bottom portion of your childs letter to the nurse when this has been completed. These health results and parental follow-up are part of your childs permanent school record. For information or questions, call the DMS nurse/clinic at 465-6795. FFA Spaghetti dinner todayPRINCIPALS OFFICE Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal United Way student campaign underway United Way of Marion Countys fundraiser is underway. The United Way has been serving our community for 50 years. It is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. To help raise money for this worthy cause, students will be asked to make donations by participating in Hat Day on Friday. Students will pay $1 for each activity in which they choose to participate. Participation in these activities is voluntary. All proceeds raised go to the United Way of Marion County.Reading WondersReading Wonders is the first and only reading program designed specifically for the Common Core State Standards for reading/language arts. It combines researchbased instruction with new tools to meet todays students needs. Marion County Public Schools has provided all students with access daily access from any internet-connected device. The Reading Wonders student login username: mcxxxxxx (mc with student number, no spaces), Password: mcps2013. The website is connected.mcgrawhill.com/connected/ login.do. Thanksgiving break for Marion County students begins Wednesday, Nov. 27.PRINCIPALS OFFICE Jane Ashman Romeo Principal Dunnellon Elementary School First Quarter Honor Roll First Grade All Es: Isaac Arguiano, David Hill, Danny Medina, Christian Portales, Brayden Sain, Athena Tarnowski, Alli Athaide, Isabella Becerril, Noah Catherwood, Cameron Neumann, Gracie OTeney, Addison Perkin, Loren Trent, Sophia Whitt, Daniel Armstrong, Chase Carattini, Rioann Garino, Amera Guy, Joseph McNicholas, Samantha Bernstein, Mason Hanrahan, Addie Kimball, Isabel Lemus, Lailoni Perez and Gabriel Spillman. Second Grade All Es: Joelie Callahan-Bailey, Olivia Bittinger, Richard Hartley, Tyler Adams, Om Patel, Dylan Barr, Edgar Ignacio, Zoe Roy, Riki Torri, Dakota Hamilton, Aniya McFadden, Mya Smith, Caden Schmalz, Lily Rouse, Irish Lacey, Brianna Aaronson, Riley Fleming and Abby Martin. E/S: Jackson Turner, Jordan Scott Blanchette, Taylor Geatches, Courtney Kidd, Brianna White, Taylor Hickey, Connor Ingram, Gregory Robinson, Jordan Tidd, Zylem Williams, Erica Clarke, Ashley Strosahl, Trevaris Edwards, Serenaty Jones, Brock Gomes, Madelyn Barnes and Victoris Dicken. Third Grade All As: Daisa OTeney, Billie Athaide, Angela Mazerolle, Jason Owens, Alilia Whitt, Alyssa Beckford, Zenora Renda, Aurora Tarnowski, Austin Piehl, T. J. Peterson, Brad Jaglal, Olivia Burchett, Samantha Edwards, Brayden Fredieu, Adrianna Gonzalez-Maldonado, Jessica Larner, Christopher Warren and Robert Gottuso. A/B: Isyss Herrera, Alexis Sterns, Alexis Gonteski, Kimberly Hernandez, Josalyn Anguiano, Mathew Barde, Robert Davis, Myck Eskridge, Amelia Gibbs, Elisa Gonzalez, Salvatore Guerra, Destiny Baguio, Sophia Carattini, Koen Lipford, Larissa Maisevich, Anthony Munt, Iris Escobar, Kevin Letscher, Julianna Baldeo, Alex Strosahl, Joseph Swift, Jewell Wilber, Zachary Warren, Matthew Carroll, Yasmin Ellis, Zoey Dunnihoo, Kyle Jannarone, Brock Pynes, Nicole Gutierrez and Courtney Stephens. All Bs: Stacey Medrano, Haley Whitaker, Kyra Hall, Madison Neumann, Matthew Gonzalez, Ashton Rozar, Jeremiah Bailey and Tyler Mason. Fourth Grade All As: Natalee Beasley, Travis Cantonwine, Remi McGary, Madilyn Sereda, Matthew Larner, Avery Duley, Morgan Metzgar, Ariana Armstrong, Tiffany Martin, Shelby Peebles, James Whaley, Shelby Bell and Brodric Luckey. A/B: Tiara Howard, Seth Lacy, Emily LeClair, Sydney White, Conner Whitehead, A. J. Winn, Chelsea Edmonds, Cory Bennett, Dylan Catherwood, Tyler Metta, Karleigh Retter, Kamau Simon, Nashalie Veintidos, Israel Aguilar-Valle, Tyler Ellis, Gannon Gomes ,Ava Kleinemeier, Sabrina Kacej, Krystopher Lay, Gabriel Mendez, Madea Nichols, Ashley Dillard, Joseph Duelz and Lela Norman. All Bs: David Paulen, Angela Perez, Barrett Spates, Jacob Duelz, Phillip Nastasee and Trent Townsend. Fifth Grade All As: Grace Day, Ahsley Ruiz, Kara Zenonos, Melani Agosto, Noelle Gioe, Dale Morgan, Diya Patel and Natalie Sigogo. A/B: Devon Casey, Cortney Desena, Logan Milne, Jaimon Rock, Jayme Smith, Ayden Leeds, Kolby Lawson, Tyronique Powell, Ethan Butler, Kaden Fowler, Shayla Thonen, Kayla Smith, Megan Kerrick, Kylee Follett, Andrew Zenonos, Rosa Medina, Noel Perez, Brenden Selby, James Lenkowski, Zachery Leslie, Austin Gladstone, Kaley Lauderdale, Cameron Darnell, Nash Cobbs, Lacie Macpherson, Matthew Neiswender, Maci Raulerson, Christopher Munt, Hailey Roy, Hannah Devine, Mya Taylor and Gregg Morgan. All Bs: Austin Strosahl, Ahsley Ruiz, Angel Cole, Kara Zenonos and Bradley Rush. SPORTS BRIEFS


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However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 482-1121 RIV 12/8 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. gives Notice of foreclosure of Lien and 483-1121 RIV 12/2 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/02/2013 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 12/8/2013 at 10:00 A.M. at 1635 NE 32nd Ave, Ocala, FL 34470 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2FAFP71W0YX197451 2000 FORD CROWN VIC POLICE INTCPTR Nov. 21, 2013. 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Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on file at the City Clerks office located at City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the City with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk at (352) 465-8500, at least three (3) calendar days prior to the date of the hearing. DATED this 6th day of November, 2013. By Order of: Dunnellon City Council /s/ Dawn M. Bowne, City of Dunnellon, Florida November 14, 21, 28 & December 5, 2013. 480-1121 RIV vs. Hunter, James Wayne 42-2009-CA-004245 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 42-2009-CA-004245 481-1121 RIV vs. Golley, George unknown heirs 42-2011-CA-001874 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 42-2011-CA-001874 SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC. F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF GEORGE GOLLEY, DECEASED; ANTHONY C. HOBART A/K/A ANTHONY HOBART; SUSAN TAYLOR GOLLEY; MICHAEL GEORGE GOLLEY; WINONA C. HOBART A/K/A WINONA HOBART; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; WALLACE GEORGE LEHMANN, JR. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on October 2, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Marion County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Sumter County, Florida, described as: TRACT 7, UNIT 46, SILVER SPRINGS SHORES, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 16 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 34, N.89 DEGREES 52W. 1311.17 FEET; THENCE S.00 DEGREES 10E. 504.99 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S.00 DEGREES 10E. 187.21 FEET; THENCE S.76 DEGREES 53W. 1209.11 FEET; THENCE N.54 DEGREES 39W. 125.00 FEET; THENCE N.35 DEGREES 20E. 634.56 FEET; THENCE S.81 DEGREES 58E. 920.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING a/k/a 13807 s.e. 100TH AVENUE, BELLEVIEW, FL 34420 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, online at www.marion.realforeclose.com, on December 02, 2013, beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at St. Petersburg, Florida, this 8th day of November, 2013. Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. Designated Email Address: efiling@dczahm.com 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Telephone No. (727) 536-4911 Attorney for Plaintiff By: /s/ David L. Reider, Esquire FBN #95719 In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the A.D.A. Coordinator no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 1-800-955-0771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. November 14 & 21, 2013. 555110023 484-1128 RIV vs. Foss, Amy 42-2008-CA-003750 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 42-2008-CA-003750 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2003-KS3, PLAINTIFF, VS. AMY FOSS, DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 14, 2013 and entered in Case No. 42-2008-CA-003750in the Circuit Court of the 5th Judicial Circuit in and for Marion County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2003-KS3 was the Plaintiffand AMY FOSSthe Defendant(s), that the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, by electronic sale beginning at 11:00 a.m. at www.marion.realforeclose.com on the 17th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK 100, MARION OAKS UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK O, PAGE 19 THROUGH 35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. This 5th day of November, 2013, /s/ Joseph K. McGhee, Florida Bar # 0626287 Bus. Email: JMcGhee@penderlaw.com Pendergast & Morgan, P.A. 115 Perimeter Center Place South Terraces Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30346 Telephone: 678-775-0700 PRIMARY SERVICE: flfc@penderlaw.com Attorney for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at the Office of the Trial Court Administrator, Marion County Judicial Center, 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, Telephone (352) 401-6710, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before your scheduled court appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. November 21 & 28, 2013. 478-1121 RIV Dydynski, Dorothy A. 2013 CP 1746 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2013 CP 1746 IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY A. DYDYNSKI, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DOROTHY A. DYDYNSKI, deceased, whose date of death was July 25, 2013, File Number 2013-CP-1746, 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. 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 November 14, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ DARLENE BAYUSE 500 Beaver Road, Apt. 307, Ambridge, Pennsylvania 15003 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ Robert J. Reynolds Florida Bar No. 0021415 Primary E-Mail: brettandreynoldspa@gmail.com 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 Phone: 352-854-4011 November 14 & 21, 2013. 487-1128 RIV Bremer, Edward James 2013-CP-1663 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 2013-CP-1663 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWARD JAMES BREMER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Edward James Bremer, deceased, whose date of death was July 28, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475. 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 required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 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 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 first publication of this Notice is November 21, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Peggi Bremer 15135 SE 73rd Avenue, Summerfield, Florida 34491-4248 /s/Thomas E. Slaymaker, Attorney for Peggi Bremer Florida Bar Number: 398535 Slaymaker and Nelson, P.A., 2218 Highway 44 West, Inverness, Florida 34453 Telephone: (352) 726-6129, Fax: (352) 726-0223 E-Mail: emailservicetom@slaymakerlaw.com, Secondary E-Mail: legalasst1@slaymakerlaw.com November 21 & 28, 2013. 485-1128 RIV 12/7 sale Out-Back Self Storage PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that on Dec. 7, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. the undersigned Stop & Store LLC. 486-1128 RIV ( 12/6 sale ) PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE TO: Unit #40-Daniel Johns, 5489 W. Knoxville Ln, Dunnellon, FL 34433 Unit #104-John Dollar, 19085 SW 93rd Loop, Dunnellon, FL 34434 You are notified that the property stored by you with STOR-RIDGE, INC. P.O. Box 1107, 1807 W. Lockport Lane, Dunnellon, FL 34430-1107, 352-489-5858, believed to be household goods will be sold to the highest bidder for cash, at the above address on Dec. 6, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. to satisfy the delinquent rental agreement. We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. November 21 & 28, 2013. DBA Outback Self Storage will sell at public sale by competitive bidding, the personal property, stored with the undersigned Stop&Store LLC. DBA Outback Self Storage, 19545 West Hwy 40, Dunnellon FL. 34432. Tenants and units: Unit# A142 Jeff E Spears HHG Unit# B214 Matthew Nieves HHG We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. Nov. 21 & 28, 2013. US BANK NA Plaintiff, v. JAMES WAYNE HUNTER; RHONA G. HUNTER; JOHN DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; REGIONS BANK F/K/A AMSOUTH BANK Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on October 2, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Marion County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Sumter County, Florida, described as: LOT 1, BLOCK B, FORE ACRES NORTH, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK S, PAGE 12, PUBLIC RECORDS OF MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 5511 NE 20TH AVE, OCALA, FL 34479 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, online at www.marion.realforeclose.com, on December 02, 2013, beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at St. Petersburg, Florida, this 8th day of November, 2013. Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. Designated Email Address: efiling@dczahm.com 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Telephone No. (727) 536-4911 Attorney for Plaintiff By: /s/ David L. Reider, Esquire FBN #95719 In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the A.D.A. Coordinator no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 1-800-955-0771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. November 14 & 21, 2013. 665111079 Todays New Ads DUNNELLONFri, Sat & Sun Indoor & Outdoor antiques, table w/4 chairs, new furn, piano, Capo Dimonte, Armani, florals, 1000 yds of material, 14 sewing machines, 100 pcs of clothing! and MUCH MUCH MORE! 5260 SW 176th Ave Male Sharpei, lost in Rainbow Lakes Estates area pls call Steven or Joanna(352) 207-4108 P/T, DIETARY AIDELooking for : Responsible Individual with flexible hours. 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ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 SPRING HILLCLASSES LAST CLASSOF 2013 COSMETOLOGY December 16TH DAY & NIGHT SCHOOLFULL TIME & P AR TTIME BENESInternational School of Beauty www .benes.edu (727) 848-8415 (352) 263-2744ST A TE APPROVED FOR V A TRAINING DUDLEYS AUCTION Thursday 11/21/13 Estate Adventur e Auction 3pm Session 1 outside furniture, tools, household, great value lots Session 2 6pm Estate contentsChristmas items, Furniture, HUGE Name Brand TOOLS Mechanical-wood working Snap-On, Craftsman, Makita 100+pc. ALWAYS an adventure! ********************** Call or Web for info Dudleysauction. com 352-637-9588 4000 S Florida (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10%bp cash/ck Public Auction Exclusive Millwork Inc. 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Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a charitable organization formed to assist local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to families who qualify under federal guidelines. Free toiletries, such as dish and laundry detergent as well as shampoo, lotion, deodorant and toothpaste, and clothing will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. For information, call Geri Davis 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660.RRC slates annual meeting Dec. 7Rainbow River Conservation Inc. will host its annual meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Rainbow Rivers Club. Dr. Robert Knight, president of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute and adjunct professor of Environmental Engineering Sciences at the University of Florida, will be the guest speaker. All RRC members and the public are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For information and a map to the meeting site, visit www.RainbowRiverConservation.com. Tigers net two wins in preseason actionThe Dunnellon High School boys basketball team came out of the gate strong, picking up two victories in the Tigers preseason tuneup last week. On Thursday, Nov. 14, Andre Hairston scored a game-high 30 points to lead the Tigers to a 74-43 win over St. John Lutheran. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Hairston again paced the Tigers, netting 18 points in a 64-48 win against Belleview. It felt great because I believe we all worked hard as a team, and came out with a big win, starting the season out right, said Hairston, who added he hopes to average 30 points per game this year. Dunnellon coach Travis Licht likes his teams chances at a standout season. Our team is very hard-working, with a strong defense, Licht said.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 School Baseball program. For information, call Gary Kudlack at 352-464-7007 or Ann or Kyle Deneau at 489-3859. Nights celebration. Some of the shop keepers will enhance the ambiance by dressing in Victorian era clothes and each of the shops will give away a small treat. During the festivities, Father Christmas will arrive and probably ride around the Historic District before he stops to talk to the children. Sam Scott, the right hand of Father Christmas, has assured the organization the jolly old fellow has this date on his calendar and will be there. Pictures will be taken with Father Christmas by Julie Mancini or you can bring your own camera to capture the moment. This is our gift to the community, Lewison said. We want everyone to come out and have a good time, because they do so much for us. The Victorian Holiday Celebration is on Nov. 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Dunnellon Historic District. For information, call Bonnie Lewison at 465-9200.Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at Augie@ThingsIn Town.com.Riverland News, Thursday, November 21, 2013 13 China House China House China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000GESA 11352 N. 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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 Puzzle answers on Page 3 HOLIDAYScontinued from page 1 SPORTS BRIEFS Santa seeks identification of mom Special to the Riverland NewsSanta Claus is seeking the identity of this mother-to-be from last years annual Victorian Holiday event. Santa said he would like to know how mom and baby are doing. Santa can be found Saturday night in the Historic District. COMMUNITY BRIEFS


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