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Thursday, December 5, 2013 Vol 32 No. 5 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Temporary lane closures slatedDrivers in the Dunnellon area need to stay alert for temporary lane closures as the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Pospiech Contracting Inc. continue work on a drainage improvement and flooding prevention project. Motorists should anticipate single lane closures on State Road 40 at the intersection with U.S. 41 Sunday through Thursday nights through Dec. 19. This temporary traffic control plan will be in effect during the hours of 7:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Workers will be on hand to assist with directing traffic through the construction area. The project began in late October and consists of pond excavation improvements to SR 40, just west of the railroad tracks milling and resurfacing, and other miscellaneous drainage improvements. The total project cost is $451,400. The work is estimated to be complete in mid-January. RRC annual meeting scheduled SaturdayRainbow 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. Dr. Knights topic will be the Rainbow Springs Restoration Action Plan. All RRC members and the public are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For information and a map to the meeting site, visit www.RainbowRiver Conservation.com. Gas pipeline planned for area A natural gas pipeline planned for Marion and Citrus counties would connect to the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline. County officials and county landowners who could be affected have already been contacted regarding surveying for possible right of way. This month, residents will have opportunities to get more information on the proposed 24-inch diameter pipeline that would run through Marion, Levy, Citrus and Sumter counties and the Sabal Trail project, which will affect about a dozen Florida counties all together. Last July, Spectra Energy announced that Sabal Trail Transmission, a joint venture of Spectra and NextEra Energy Inc., had been awarded a 465-mile interstate natural gas pipeline project by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Spectra is a Duke Energy spinoff, becoming its own entity in 2007. The concept was approved by the Florida Public Service Commission in October. Sabal Trail will construct the more-than-1-billioncubic-feet-per-day, 36-inch diameter pipeline originating in Alabama, running through Georgia and ending in Osceola County southeast of Orlando. The pipeline to deliver gas into Citrus County would connect with Sabal Trail in Marion County, according to Natural gas line would originate in Alabama See PIPELINE page 7 PAT FAHERTY For the Riverland News Pantries feed the needs of local citizens The generosity of people in the greater Dunnellon area volunteer numerous hours and financial support to maintain four different food pantries in Dunnellon. They are all nonprofit organizations and their main goal is to make sure no one in the area goes hungry. The oldest of the four is the Annie Johnson Senior and Family Service Center, which was started in 1976 by Dunnellon teacher Annie Johnson. It is located at 1991 W. Test Court and is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are the only food pantry that serves Marion, Citrus and Levy counties, said Christine Avina, client service director. There is such a need. We at Annie Johnson never hesitate to help someone in need. Avina came to Florida in 2000 and didnt have any friends or relatives around. Although she had a husband and six children to take care of, she still had time to volunteer and her new neighbor suggested she try Annie Johnson. She started at the thrift store, served on the Board of Directors and was a director before she became one of the staff. I have never met Annie, Avina said of the founder, who died in June 2000, two months before Avina started volunteering at JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsMandy Vining, client cordinator assistant, left, and Caroline Winterton, volunter, pack a box of food for a family at the Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center at 1991 W. Test Court. Demand for assistance continues to rise AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See PANTRIES page 17 Man, 30, charged in fatal wreck BAC was more than 2 times legal limitA 30-year-old Dunnellon man with two prior convictions for driving under the influence was charged Thanksgiving Day with two counts of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide stemming from an Oct. 24 wreck that killed an Ocala couple and left himself critically injured, a Florida Highway Patrol report stated. According to the report, Allen Cole Godwins blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit, which in Florida is 0.08 percent. Godwins BAC was 0.19 percent. Records show Godwin has two prior convictions for DUI. He also served a 10-month prison sentence for driving with a suspended or revoked license. The wreck, which occurred at approximately at 9:35 at State Road 200 and Southwest 99th Street, killed Ray Allen Kraus, 67, and Pamela Jean Kraus, 64, after Godwin ran through a red light at an estimated 78 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone, the report stated. The Krauses were attempting to turn onto Southwest 99th Street off of State JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See FATAL page 3 Allen Godwin Riverland News file photoA young girl waves her candy cane while riding in a float during last years Christmas Parade. This years event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and will start at Dunnellon Christian Academy before heading east on Pennsylvania Avenue. Following the parade, there will be a Christmas celebration party at Dunnellon Plaza where Sears is located. Parade starts at 5; post-celebration event to follow Not even Dr. Seuss could have penned a better story for the Dunnellon Christmas Parade. With approximately a month to plan, secure permits, entries and iron out a route as well as last-minute wrinkles, the Dunnellon Christmas Parade will traverse through the Dunnellon Historic District and make the trek east along Pennsylvania Avenue beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Organizers had initially hoped to take the parade route along U.S. 41, but the logistics of planning a route and establishing safety measures were too much to overcome on short notice. Parade lineup will start at 4 at Dunnellon Christian Academy/First Baptist Church. Participants who walk the 1.4-mile parade route will exit at Blue Run Park where a shuttle will return them to the parades starting point. All floats and vehicles will be rerouted through Rainbow River Ranches back onto County Road 484. Because traffic along County Road 484 will have to be rerouted during the parade as well as additional delays along U.S. 41, Police Chief Joanne Black stressed patience among motorists. Be patient, please, she explained. The delays will be short, and well make sure traffic is flowing normally once the parade wraps up. We just ask everyone to be patient. This years theme is A JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Santa Claus waves to the crowd while riding atop a fire truck during last years parade. See ROLL page 8

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Road 200 when Godwin struck the right side of their 2013 Chevy Impala, the report stated. According to FHP investigators, the Krauses had the right of way when Godwin slammed into the side of their vehicle, which came to final rest on State Road 200. The couple was pronounced dead at the scene. Godwins 2004 Chevy Colorado came to rest in the grass median on Southwest 99th Street. Godwin was transported to Shands Hospital and was released Nov. 5. Several witnesses at the scene of the wreck identified Godwin as the driver of the vehicle that killed the Krauses. The report stated Godwin was taken into custody at his home shortly before 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. He made his first court appearance Friday in front of Judge Sarah Ritteroff Williams at the Marion County Jail. His bond was initially set at $225,000, but reduced to $45,000 according to court records. Godwin remains in the Marion County Jail. Yard sale to help cancer patientFriends of Tara Aristizabal will host a yard sale at 9 a.m. Saturday across from Grumbles House. All proceeds will help Aristizabal, diagnosed with stage four liver and colon cancer and the mother of two children. Her health issues have kept her from working for two months and she has no insurance. For information, call Missy Dossett at 266-8772 or Teresa Williams at 266-2015. Restaurant partners with Food-4-KidsDunnellon Food-4-Kids will be the beneficiary of a community fundraiser hosted by Bob Evans Restaurant from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of ticket sales to Food-4-Kids backpack program. A flier must be presented when paying for the meal. Fliers can be picked up at Norms Clean Cuts or the lobby of the Dunnellon Public Library. Bob Evans Restaurant is at 11300 SW 95th Circle in Ocala on State Road 200. Thrift store changes hoursThe Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store has changed its hours of operation. The store is now open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Donations being dropped off at the store are welcome from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and pick up of donations can be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. A 33-year-old Dunnellon woman was charged Saturday with driving under the influence while a 30-year-old Ocala woman who was a passenger in the vehicle faces charges of resisting an officer without violence, assault on a law enforcement officer and disorderly intoxication, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report stated. According to the report, Officer Adam Robinson was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Mary Street and County Road 484 when he observed Leanne M. Bennett driving a gold Saturn, unable to maintain a single lane while driving through multiple parking spaces traveling 26 miles per hour in a 35 mph posted zone. While following Bennett, Robinson observed her continually drifting back and forth and leaving the roadway while she was traveling east on The Granada, the report stated. According to the report, Robinson initiated a traffic stop. Upon making contact with Bennett he observed her to have bloodshot watery eyes, low slurred speech, constricted pupils and the odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from the vehicle. The report stated Bennett was asked to provide documentation to which she passed her drivers license multiple times and had to be reminded to provide it to Robinson. Bennett was then asked to exit the vehicle at which time Robinson could detect the odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from her. Bennett was then asked to participate in field sobriety exercises to which she agreed. According to the report, Bennett failed three of the exercises including the walk-and-turn exercise which she lost her balance and the one-leg stand exercise, which she failed to maintain her balance and put her foot down multiple times. The report stated Bennett was transported to the Marion County Jail. Her blood alcohol content was 0.040 percent and 0.042 percent. However, post Miranda Bennett stated she would test positive for the presence of marijuana. Her bond was set at $500. She posted bond and was released Sunday. During the incident with Bennett, Robinson instructed her passenger, Jessica Klemm, to leave the scene multiple times and walk home, which was approximately one block away, the report stated. According to the report, Robinson detected the odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from her body. She also had slurred speech and trouble maintaining her balance. After she was told to leave the scene and refused, Klemm continued to enter the vehicle, interfering with Robinsons ability to inventory the vehicle and complete the process of its removal, the report stated. During the incident with Klemm, the report stated, she caused such a disturbance that the residents of the surrounding homes began to exit their residences to observe the situation. According to the report, while en route to the Marion County Jail, Klemm was cursing and made multiple statements she was going to knock me out. Due to Klemm stating she had multiple injuries to her arm, she was handcuffed in the front while in the patrol car. Because of her statements, Robinson requested corrections officers at the jail to be on standby. Upon her arrival at the jail, Klemm continued to cause a disturbance and once inside she continued to curse and make threats. Klemms bond was set at $1,000 for the charges of resisting an officer without violence and disorderly intoxication. 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Call to write beckoned again THINGS IN TOWN4 Riverland News, Thursday, December 5, 2013 Voters need say in fate of assessment Bosses: Take the good, bad We had a little shake-up at work last week. Theyre eliminating jobs, cutting back on expenses, and I was the last person hired. A familiar story, but scary nonetheless. Sorry, your position is being eliminated, but we did find something else for you to do. Im going to be a floater for a while and fill in where they need me. Mom and Dad were coming for supper that night, so I put on my best smile and pretended like everything was OK until Russell burst into the kitchen with, Hey, did you hear Audrey almost lost her job today? Youve gotta love husbands. What would happen if Russell or I were to lose our job, especially right before Christmas? Its something you cannot take for granted. I am thankful they were able to keep me on. So in life you can handle things in two very different ways. You can mope and feel sorry for yourself, or you can take it in stride and try to make the best of your new situation. After all everything happens for a reason, right? Last week I wrote, When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. This week I state, Get out the tequila and take a shot. Im determined Im going to learn as much as I can and become a valuable asset to the company. Floating might allow me the perfect opportunity to do this. Ive been through worse. I lost my job at a mortgage company when the FBI rushed in and raided us for an embezzlement we knew nothing about. We were on lockdown that whole day and then told to clean out our desks and go home. That has to rank up there with the top 10 worst ways to lose a job. Oh and did I mention Russell and I had just moved into a brand-new house two days prior? Although I loved that job, my boss was evil. I think she stayed awake at night dreaming up ways to make our lives miserable. She would say things to us like, get your head out of your butt and are you that stupid? She was brutal. They couldve used her for that movie Horrible Bosses. In the movie, the employees make plans to get rid of their bosses in none too legal ways. Good thing Im a sane, rational person because I used to have dreams of running her over with my car. Her name still sends shivers down my spine. But I can laugh about it now. So it probably sounds weird to say that was my dream job and I loved it there. Everything was quite perfect except for the boss. I spent my days trying to avoid her and stay out of her way. But I loved my co-workers and the dining room lunches were hard to beat. Ive had many bosses in my lifetime, both good and bad. No matter how old you are or how long youve been on the The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VIEW THE JERSEY GIRL The Dunnellon City Council on Monday will begin, in earnest, the debate about implementing a fire assessment fee for both residential and commercial property owners. The resolution to be read is strictly a notification to Marion County so that the item can placed on the tax roll for next year, if approved, Eddie Esch told the Council in October. Initially, the Council was considering a referendum and allowing voters to decide the fate of a fire assessment fee, but the next potential election cycle for a referendum would be 2016 despite scheduled elections in November 2014. We find it hard to fathom this could not be placed on the 2014 ballot, especially considering three current council members will be up for election come November. First-term Mayor Nathan Whitt believes the discussions will be healthy for the both the Council and the citizens and business owners. If nothing else its igniting a debate, he said. I think thats healthy for our city. First, we disagree. Theres nothing healthy about asking folks to open their wallets again. We realize the fallout from the Greenlight Communciations financial boondoggle has put the city in its current position. Officials have declared a state of financial emergency with Gov. Rick Scotts office. Dunnellon is the first city in the history of the state to ask for bankruptcy proceedings. Reading it, saying it and hearing it certainly sends a shiver down the spine. In all honesty, we dont see the governors office letting it reach the point of dissolving the city charter, though we know there are a handful of folks who are gleefully hoping it does happen. Second, Mayor Whitt has gone on record stating he doesnt want taxpayers in the city to shoulder the burden from the Greenlight fallout. Implementing a fire assessment fee on property owners is doing just that. Its putting the burden of impending budget shortfalls on the backs of taxpayers. In 2010, the then-City Council set the ball in motion by pledging the citys share of excise taxes if, for whatever reason, Greenlight should fail. The lofty, ambitious goal of starting its own telecommunications company didnt just fail, it imploded. Third, this is simply a scare tactic aimed at warning residents without finding additional revenue sources, the citys fire rescue services will simply vanish. While that might be true, times are tough for everyone. If citizens are being asked to tighten their belts further, then maybe its time the city tightens its belt a notch or two below our residents. If it means dwindling the number of city employees or asking those folks to take an across-the-board cut in salaries, then those option needs to be explored. Fourth, this is just an easy way for the city officials to generate revenue without making the correct, but tough decisions. Lets face it, when red-light cameras were approved, the claim was it was for safety precautions, to calm traffic. All it did was scare off clientele for businesses as well as visitors to the city. The decisions of the City Council during the past seven years need to be corrected. If the current City Council believes it is fixing those problems and putting the city on the right path, then officials need to correct the mess created with Community Redevelopment Area funding, discuss zoning changes, which could lead to a healthier and more prosperous business district and adopt a plan to move the community toward ecotourism. Those are the discussions the City Council needs to be having. We dont need to wait for the waters of the murky financial mess to clear up. If elected officials really want to make a bold decision about the future of city services, then let the voters decide. They are the ones who will have to pay for and live with the decision. Editors stance on stadium inexcusableJeff Bryan, editor of the Riverland News, tells us the half-cent sales tax proposed by some Marion County citizens for the purpose of funding a minor league baseball stadium is a great idea. Mr. Bryan has also told us in previous columns he has two preschool age children. Perhaps, they were birthed at our local county hospital known as Munroe Regional Medical Center. Certainly, this information is mostly irrelevant to myself and most other subscribers, except as it pertains to the following issues. At no point did Mr. Bryan express any public support in his newspaper for increasing taxes to support our county-owned hospital or to help our beleaguered Marion Public Schools for two tax initiatives that failed by wide electorate margins over the past year or so. The results of these nay votes has been loss of ownership and control of Munroe Regional Medical Center and layoffs of full-time teachers who were replaced with less qualified part-time substitutes. Mr. Bryan apparently Audrey Beem Can it really be true? A whole year has passed since my first article appeared in the Riverland News. It was about a father and son who made an appearance on the Judge Judy Show. They were nice people and their story was a lot of fun to tell. I love to write and have been writing off and on for many, many years. My very first story was printed in a weekly paper in Brook Park, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. I was taking a correspondence course called How to Write for Fun and Profit and my first assignment came back with an A+. I was so proud. I got up my courage and took the story about school buses to the local editor. He told me he would give me a break and I should learn from the changes he would make in my writings. My joy in becoming a published writer quickly vanished as the weeks went slowly by without my story in print. After five agonizing weeks, there it was right at the top of the front page. As each story was published, I checked for the corrections he made and I learned from them. I worked for my first editor/teacher from 1972 until 1977 with assignments ranging from investigative reporting, to taking pictures and writing hard news. He told me when I left to move to Florida, that since he gave me a break into the newspaper business and I should do the same for someone in the future. It was only a few months after moving to Clay County, a suburb of Jacksonville, that I noticed a daily paper just a few blocks from my house and they needed a reporter. I applied for the job and was hired. On my first day Wayne, the editor, gave me a task to find six people, take their picture and ask them the same question. It was not easy, but I did it and brought the pictures back to Wayne and I was so nervous I forgot to push the button to release the film to rewind it. Yes it was way back when we used film in cameras. The whole newsroom could hear the tearing and crackling of the camera destroying the film. I looked at Wayne and I thought I was going to be fired, but he just smirked and said I had to go out and find six more people. It was wonderful to go into work every day. Interview, write, take pictures and have a daily deadline and then do it all over again the next day. After a couple of years of enjoying my dream of writing, disaster happened. I got divorced and found I couldnt live on my small paycheck and I accepted the editors job to get a tiny raise. It was during this time I was able to realize my first editors request and I had the opportunity to hire a cub reporter. Ultimately, the pay still wasnt enough and I was forced to find a job with a bigger income so I could survive. I reluctantly gave up my daily newspaper job and became a Florida State Trooper and my salary almost doubled, which shows that neither job is high in pay. After extensive training, FHP sent me to Tampa. During the 16 years of patrolling the roads, the desire to write was still there and I managed to get a few articles published in magazines. Working the road, shift work, taking violators to jail and dealing with accidents resulting in injuries and many fatalities it was difficult to do any writing, except for police reports. The job was good and it gave me an opportunity to help a lot of people, but a hand injury caused me to retire in 1999. I moved away from busy Tampa and came to quiet Ocala where I did a lot of volunteering work and taking care of my ill husband until he died. Sometime later I remarried and moved to my husbands home in Dunnellon. I discovered the Riverland News and the call of the newspaper became even stronger. When I heard about the Judge Judy story I called and made an appointment with my third editor, Jeff Bryan. After just shy of 40 stories and four columns later, the rest is history. Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at Augie@Things InTown.com. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR See JERSEY page 5 RIVER VIEWS Augie Salzer See LETTERS page 5

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job you just want to feel valuable and appreciated. Some of my bosses liked me, some didnt and some you just couldnt tell. One of my bosses joked inappropriately and another gave herself a manicure every day during business hours. I even had one who would putt golf balls in his office. Its not always good to be friends with your boss either. I socialized with a bank manager when I was a teller. She would invite me and my husband to all the swanky get-togethers that we could hardly afford. But it sure was fun pretending. All week long she would be serious and no-nonsense and then on the weekends she would cut loose. It was rather confusing. The verdict is still out on my present boss. Shes that rare species. She shows no emotion of any kind and you never know how shes feeling. I think its hard for her to have a conversation about anything other than work. Yet, she did save my job so thats definitely a plus in the right direction. Jobs and bosses will come and go. You cannot let them define you or let them become your whole life. I think sometimes we forget that. Do your job to the best of your ability, but remember thats not what theyll remember you for in the end. feels that using public funding to build a minor league stadium for professional baseballs wealthiest team is a much more worthy endeavor than continued ownership and operational control of our county hospital as well as an enhanced public educational system for our, and Mr. Bryans children. For the editor of a newspaper to espouse such misplaced priorities is both regrettable and inexcusable. Matt Fox,DunnellonProposed gas line is wrong for DunnellonMost residents of Dunnellon are not yet aware that NextEra Energy, also known as Florida Power & Light, is planning to build a natural gas pipeline known as the Sabal Trail Transmission Project pipeline right behind Dunnellon Elementary School and Dunnellon High School. NextEra plans to transport more than 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day through this pipeline to Orlando and South Florida. Do we really want that kind of explosive power within 200 yards of our school properties? An online search of natural gas pipeline explosions reveals that they do happen often enough and with enough destructive power to warrant our concern, especially with thousands of our students, teachers and staff at both schools. Houston-based Sabal Trail Transmission LLC is a Delaware-limited liability company, which was registered as an LLC in May 2013 in Delaware and in May 2013 in Florida. Shortly after its registration in Florida, Sabal Trail was awarded the construction of this pipeline in a joint-venture between Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp and NextEra Energy Inc. Spectra Energy has a history of PCB spills at pipeline sites, violating federal safety requirements and violating its own operating procedures. Despite assurances from the people of Sabal Trail that this pipeline will be safe, history reveals a questionable safety record. In addition to my above concerns, I am concerned about the proximity of this proposed pipeline to Rainbow Springs, Rainbow River and the Withlacoochee River. The planned route is about 1/2 mile from Rainbow River, right through miles of Flying P Ranch property where I live. It goes through land that has sinkholes, springs and wetlands that are part of the watershed for Rainbow Springs and the Rainbow and Withlacoochee rivers. In my 30 years of living in Dunnellon on Flying P Ranch, I know of sinkholes that have opened up suddenly and swallowed heavy equipment and bulls on this property. What would happen to our community and environment if a sinkhole opened up underneath the natural gas pipeline and the welds or joints broke and the nearest shut-off valve is miles away from the break? I have enjoyed 30 years of watching the wildlife in this area, including many endangered species. I have concerns for their welfare. We all benefit from the beautiful farming and ranching landscapes and open spaces along Tiger Trail (180th Avenue) and County Road 484. Do we want this rural landscape and private properties torn up so natural gas can be piped to the Orlando area and South Florida? Do we want to assume the risks of explosions, leaks, and pollution? The purpose of this letter is to inform local residents of this project, a project that has not been given much publicity or media coverage, and to tell citizens to educate themselves regarding the potential impact to our area. The time to discuss this and voice our concerns is now. The route has not yet been approved by the government regulating organizations, but Sabal Trail is moving as quickly and quietly as they can to get through the approval process. They have had surveyors, geologists, archeologists and biologists surveying the proposed route. Anyone notice the orange flagging tape and stakes along Tiger Trail and C.R. 484? The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requires that Sabal Trail hold public open house meetings about this project, and one is scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Dunnellon High School according to this website: www.l-a-k-e.org/blog/ 2013/10/schedule-of-openhouses-required-by-ferc-forsabal-trail.html. This open house will be a public relations campaign for Sabal Trail, but I hope people will attend, ask questions and voice their concerns. As a community, we have to decide if we want to let a Texas-based company Spectra Energy bring more than 1 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas through our community to support the Orlando and South Florida communities. I hope to see some local media coverage of this story and some citizen response soon. Janet Barrow,DunnellonCitys stance against Regions Bank is wrongNothing highlights the total debacle of Greenlight finances and management than Resolution 2012-30, which was needed because as it states, whereas due to delay in fiber availability Dunnellon placed two separate orders for fiber to minimize delay. This double order of fiber resulted in Greenlight having a whopping 538,000 extra feet of fiber. Resolution 2012-13 authorized the city to sell the fiber to the highest bidder. According to the Fiscal Year 2013 emergency audit, Greenlight has a $486,000 inventory, so I assume the fiber was not sold. The city also has a non-cancelable $20,000 a year warehouse contract to store equipment. This non-cancelable contract isRiverland News, Thursday, December 5, 2013 5 000GSFM Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church 9425 N. 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good through year 2017. The fiber was needed as soon as possible to keep up the myth of Greenlight viability, to justify money from Regions Bank. Greenlight was in trouble from the very beginning and the cover-up started right away. Former Greenlight Manager Jessie Mason hastily and wisely resigned around this time after 11 months. I am still confused about who exactly managed Greenlight on a daily operational basis. Who was the decision maker with the expertise to manage a start-up fiber optic company? There were contracts with Burton & Associates, Magellan Company and others to help manage Greenlight. Surely, the well-paid former assistant city attorney made sure the city was legally protected in any financial or managerial contracts that the city obligated itself to. Who was watching the citys finances and billing cost? Considering all the fixed equipment, fiber and hard resources that have residual value, the city is literally giving away Greenlight or even paying to get rid of it. The city has no choice but to get the operating cost off its back, at any cost. Unfortunately, getting rid of the debt burden will not be so easy. I really do have a problem with the citys position that Regions Bank should have known better than to loan an established, state charted, supposedly responsible city, a secured loan, so they should not be fully paid back. Here are some of the actions during the period when the city had to delay and restructure their loans: gave employee raises, racked up unbelievable legal fees, annexed property creating possible future liability, bought a broken utility system under court contempt penalty, paid outside installers, sustained overstaffed Greenlight staff with no or few customers, hid city expenses in Greenlight budget, lied about customer count, hired Greenlight Communications manager, bought a $75,000 still empty house, hired consultants, gave the incompetent city manager a raise and lowered property taxes. Regions Bank did extend time for payment due in Fiscal Year 2012 that is now in default and modified the loans cutting the city annual payments in half. It seems Regions Bank acted in and demonstrated good faith. I think Regions Bank is following the old adage, fool me once it is your fault, fool me twice it is my fault. The only source of revenue the city can possibly have to even attempt to meet its financial obligations is from utility revenue. There is no viable plan or even consideration to tremendous amount of money taken from the utility funds. Utility customers are expected to be compliant and trust the city as Regions Bank did. The city has now hired two sets of lawyers trying to weasel their way out of paying their lawful debt, is bemoaning the class-action lawsuit that at least has a moral basis of trying to stop obvious and excessive government authority rate abuse. No private company would be allowed to operate and charge the utility rates the city charges. I would love to know the true profit margin of the utility operations. It is a fact $4.7 million has been transferred from utility funds. We do know that about $1.7 million of what was labeled excess equity was transferred from the water/sewer funds in Fiscal Year 2013. I think excess equity should be called profit. The city took advantage of the law to acquire and gouge its captive utility customers because it could. This same city is now using the law to evade its lawful contractual debt obligations, and that is just wrong. The difference between Dunnellon and Detroit is that Dunnellon is on two rivers and Detroit is on three. The other difference is that almost all of Dunnellons financial problems were self inflicted over the years.Steve Swett,DunnellonAgencys fundraiser a big successThe Dunnellon Police Department would like to thank everyone who came out and supported our Coffee Cuffs Caf on Nov. 23 during the Victorian Nights Holiday Event, which was sponsored by the Historical Village Shops of Dunnellon. The Coffee Cuffs Caf offered a variety of hot beverages and sweet treats baked by the officers and staff of the police department, staff from City Hall and Greenlight. The evening was a huge success and enjoyed by everyone who stopped in. All of this would not have been possible without the support from the following sponsors. Thank you to the Historical Village Shops of Dunnellon, Annie Johnsons Thrift Store, Sonic, Garys Carpet, and all of our wonderful police department officers and staff, city hall personnel, Greenlight and community citizens who so generously volunteered their time to make this event special for all. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Cops for Kids program, which assists with our shop with a cop program, provides scholarships for Dunnellon Little League and benefits the children of Dunnellon in many other programs. Joanne Black, chief, Officers, staffDunnellon Police Department6 Riverland News, Thursday, December 5, 2013 000GMHM 000GRM4 Join Us at Our Open House Learn more about Sabal Trail Transmissions Sabal Trail Project Date: December 10th, 2013 (5:00 7:30pm) Location: Dunnellon High School Cafeteria 10055 SW 180th Ave Rd. Dunnellon, FL 34432 To meet the growing demand for additional affordable, clean natural gas supplies while increasing the reliability of the regions energy delivery system, Sabal Trail Transmission is planning to build a new interstate natural gas pipeline. The project, called the Sabal Trail Project will deliver approximately 1 billion cubic feet per day of clean burning natural gas beginning in May of 2017. The Project will include: Construction of approximately 460 miles of 36-inchdiameter mainline natural gas pipeline that originates in Tallapoosa County, Alabama and ends at an interconnection with Florida Southeast Connections proposed project in Osceola County, Florida; Construction of approximately 14 miles of 36-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline extending from a proposed compressor station in Osceola County, Florida to Florida Gas Transmissions existing natural gas pipeline in Orange County, Florida; Construction of approximately 24 miles of 24-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline in Marion and Citrus Counties, Florida; Construction of five (5) new compressor stations in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, Dougherty County, Georgia, and Suwannee, Marion, and Osceola Counties in Florida; and Construction of six (6) new meter stations At the Open House, Sabal Trail representatives will be available to answer questions on the proposed facilities, land acquisition, environmental and permitting processes, construction and operation, and other aspects of the Project. 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Brannen Bank to host watercolor club exhibitArtists representing the Citrus Watercolor Club will present an exhibit of watercolor art at Brannen Bank at 11472 N. Williams St., now through Dec. 27. There will be a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday where they can meet various artists. A wide variety of subjects will be on display, including landscapes, waterscapes, still life, florals, portraits and abstracts. Artwork can be purchased during the exhibition. The Citrus Watercolor Club features award-winning watercolorists from Marion, Citrus and Hernando counties. For information, visit www.citruswatercolor club.com or call Carole Byron at 489-8575.Lake Tropicana plans flea market The Lake Tropicana Civic Association will host a communitywide flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lake Tropicana Clubhouse at 3380 SW 181 Court, off State Road 40. 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.Womans Club craft show slatedThe Womans Club will host its annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday 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.Friends of the Library bookstore openThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Bookstore, which is inside the library, is at 20351 Robinson Road, behind Sweetbay. There are novels, bios, cooking, gardening, inspirational, craft, self-help, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), BooksOn-Tape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store hours are now from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends Bookstore, with all proceeds benefiting the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends are committed to giving a monthly book endowment (new books), in addition to providing office equipment, landscaping, and various other library enhancements. For information, call the library at 438-4520. Spectra Energy spokeswoman Andrea Grover. As proposed, Sabal Trail will pass through Levy, Marion, Citrus and Sumter counties. It will run just east of Citrus and was originally not expected to impact the county. An above-ground compressor station is planned for Dunnellon. Initial cost estimates are in the range of $3 billion with the subsequent creation of construction jobs and ongoing tax revenues. To address public concerns, a series of public meetings are being held along the Sabal Trail corridor and one in Citrus Springs, which will include the connector. These will have a very open-house format, Grover said. Subjectmatter experts; right of way, survey, construction, environmental considerations, will be on hand. It will be informal, people can ask questions, she said. We just want to provide more information about the project. WWALS, a coalition for South Georgia/North Florida watershed conservation of the Willacoochee,Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River systems has come out against Sabal Trail. It has filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as an intervener opposing the project. Among its concerns, the group cites impacts on the Withlacoochee River, wetlands and recharge zones for the Floridan Aquifer. According to documents filed with FERC, Sabal Trail intends to submit a first draft of all Environmental Resource Reports by June 2014.Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352-564-2924 or pfaherty@chronicle online.com.Riverland News, Thursday, December 5, 2013 7 000ENGW 000GRR2 HEARING AIDSGENESIS Hearing Care, Inc.A New Beginning in Better Hearing WE WILL BEAT ALL PRICES(Bring Competitors Ad!) Open Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm Please call for appointment.489-9479100% 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 Repairs99Premium Zinc Batteries BATTERIESServing the Dunnellon area for 25 years We will test anybody!Many brand names to choose from: Siemens Resound StarkeyWidex AudinaBell &moreWe service all makes and models. Our goal is to provide you with the BEST HEARING AIDS at the cheapest price.000GT79 000GROQ INFORMATION SESSIONSPublic meetings on the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations: Monday, Dec. 9 Williston Elementary, 801 S. Main St.,Williston. Tuesday, Dec. 10 Dunnellon High School, 10055 S.W. 180th Ave., Dunnellon. Wednesday, Dec. 11 Lake Panasoffkee, Community Building, C.R. 52-527 Nor th, Lake Panasoffkee. Wednesday, Dec. 18 Citrus Springs Middle School, 150 W. Citrus Springs Blv d., Citrus Springs. PIPELINEcontinued from page 1 COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St, Dunnellon is a drop-off point for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots drive as well as a drop-off location for food donations for Food 4 Kids Inc., which provides backpacks full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area. For information, call 465-3666.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 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.com, 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.Agency needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021.American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion WallRives Post No. 58 meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly with dinner being served at 6. Cub Pack No. 469 meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays Bingo begins at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The outdoor flea market and pancake breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. Small Town Christmas, but because the annual parade falls on the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, organizers understood the significance of the date, which played a key role in selecting this years grand marshals. Planners of the event didnt have to look far to add a touch of patriotic flair as well as pay homage to veterans past, present and future when they chose Bob Schmidt and Clinton Burns, both of whom served in World War II, to serve as the honorary dignitaries for the Christmas parade. All told, more than 50 entries had been received by Mondays deadline to register for the event. Organizers are asking spectators of the parade to bring small flags to wave throughout the event. Were free to celebrate Christmas in a free country made possible by their loyalty to our country, Charlene Williams, event spokeswoman, said. We need to show our appreciation to our veterans, past, present and future. We need to recognize what theyve done for us. In addition to the senior parade marshals, organizers selected the Dunnellon Boys & Girls Club to serve as Junior Parade Marshals. This years parade is being sponsored by Dunnellon merchants and the city of Dunnellon. In years past, the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce had organized and promoted the event. Going forward, this group would like to form a committee that would focus on generating enthusiasm, sponsorships and entries to enhance the annual Dunnellon Christmas parade for years to come, Williams said. Stepping up to plan the event for many of the volunteers is worth the extra time outside of their normal workdays, Williams said. The extra time included weekly meetings, forming groups tasked with specific goals to promote the event, securing sponsorships, permits, entries to trash pickup. Our wish was to continue a tradition, she said. Once we got started, the enthusiasm has been infectious. Its been a great time planning and being together. We certainly hope everyone enjoys their time here. But the holiday festivities wont conclude when Santa Claus makes his way down Santa Claus Lane for the night. Organizers realized once the event was done, most families made their way home or out of town for the remainder of the evening. So those looking for something extra will have that chance when the Christmas festivities move to Dunnellon Plaza, where Sears is located, for a postChristmas parade celebration The event is free. As part of the celebration, Cote Deonath will take the stage, followed by Ocala-based band R-Style, which plays classic rock. In addition to the performance from Deonath and R-Style, there will be a bounce house, inflatable slide, snow machine and vendors on hand selling food and drinks. There will be snow, there will be snow, said Steve Tyree, the post-parade event chairman. With the exception of the food, everything is free. Its an opportunity for businesses in the community to give back to the consumers. We wanted to provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy after the parade. They all come in and enjoy the parade, but we wanted them to stay to have a night together. We believe this will give them the opportunity. Additionally, event organizers are asking anyone with a camcorder who will be filming the parade if they will share their footage to be used in making a promotional video for future parades. For information, visit www.dunnellonchristmasparade.com or on Facebook at Dunnellon Christmas Parade. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, December 5, 2013 Walk-Ins Welcome 854-6531 Appointments Available 6160 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Jasmine Plaza There really is a difference in salons . JAIME SILVA Master Stylist 18 Years Experience 854-6531 by appointment please 000FYR5 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 000GS7B352-414-5312 or 352-732-9844(Medicare, AARP, Freedom, PCP, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana PPO, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, Medicare Complete and more) 000GQ2V 000GT3Q 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! 000GT3C Riverland News file photoFrank Strobl dressed as Uncle Sam during last years parade while walking as antique military vehicles made their way along the route. Bob Schmidt and Clinton Burns, both of whom served in World War II, will serve as grand marshals for this years festivities. ROLL continued from page 1 COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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RIVERLANDSPORTS 10 Riverland News, Thursday, December 5, 2013 000GT70 DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A. Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on PremisesStacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M.Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40)(Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted Seth Claffey, boys soccerThe senior has shown great leadership this season, leading the team to a 2-1 record prior to the Thanksgiving break. Claffey had four goals and two assists this week. Cierra Thompson, weightliftingThe senior took first place in 139-pound weight class against West Port, recording a total of 205 pounds in the bench press and the clean and jerk. Cierra Thompson Seth Claffey DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER Winter Wonderland Festival slated at DESDunnellon Elementary School will host its inaugural Winter Wonderland Festival from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the school. There will be games, food, singing, a silent auction, a Floridastyle snowball fight and a visit from Santa Claus via a Polar Express experience. Each booth will require tickets, which are available through pre-sale at the school, or the night of the event. For information, call 465-6710.Education grants available via countyPublic and private educators wishing to teach their students about stormwater quality topics may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through April 4, educators serving students who live in unincorporated Marion County may receive funds under the 2013-14 Stormwater Education Grants Program. Grantees may receive up to $750 to use for stormwater/ water resource education and up to $1,000 to purchase equipment related to these projects. Interested applicants may visit www.marion countyfl.org/storm water.htm to download grant application instructions and forms. The Office of the County Engineer launched the Stormwater Education Grants Program in 2010 to help students who live in unincorporated Marion County learn about stormwater pollution prevention, karst topography and what the water quality of the Floridan aquifer and other water bodies mean to them. For information about the grants program, call Gail Mowry at 352-671-8686.Golf tournament to benefit DHS baseballThe second annual Aaron Deneau Memorial Golf Tournament will be at 8 a.m. Saturday 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. All proceeds go toward the Dunnellon High School baseball program. For information, call Gary Kudlack at 352464-7007 or Ann or Kyle Deneau at 489-3859.Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church continues to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box tops and labels can be dropped off at the church office or put in the container in the church narthax. For information, call 489-5954. NEWS NOTES Countywide contest open to local youths Ninety-two miles of rivers. Thirty-two thousand acres of lakes. More than 40 springs. Opportunities to enjoy Marions water resources are almost unlimited, and a Marion County department wants to bring local youth closer to them this month. The Marion County Office of the County Engineer invites students ages 18 and under to participate in its Discover our water resources art and photography contest. Through Dec. 20, students attending a public, private or home school in Marion County may submit creative entries depicting any of the following themes: Marion County water bodies, wildlife, karst or limestone features, water uses and recreation in water. Art entries must be original illustrations created in print or digital formats. Print entries must not exceed 8 1/by-11 inches in paper size. Photography entries must be original and unedited, and must be submitted in digital versions of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch) in size. A selection committee will recognize the top art and photography entries through publication of the winning creations in the Office of the County Engineers 2014 Discover our water resources stormwater education booklet. The publication will be distributed to local schools and county residents to encourage learning about water quality and stormwater pollution prevention. The contest application and guidelines are available at www.marioncountyfl.org/storm water.htm. Entries are due Dec. 20 and may be emailed to stormwater@marioncountyfl. org or delivered to Kim Dinkins at the Office of the County Engineer at 412 SE 25th Ave., Ocala, FL 34471. Winners will be announced at a later date. For information, call 352-671-8686. Special to the Riverland News Deadline to submit entries Dec. 20 DMS students claim FAME awards Special to the Riverland NewsDMS video production students recently received top honors in the FAME-Jim Harbin Student Media Festival. Awards for the state contest were presented at the annual Florida Association for Media in Education convention in Orlando. Student producers, from left, are: Kendall Tuggle, Eduardo Escalante and Jeni Walker, who represented the school at the awards ceremony. DMS won in the News Feature category with the video, Be Fit, Be Healthy and Be Happy, produced by Carina Brown, Londyn Swanson, Melissa Ramos and Alecia Avina. In the Public Service Video Category, DMS also took first place with You Belong in Your School Library, produced by Luis Guitierrez, Derian Castro, Steven Deming, Baily Deluca and Cody Ferdarko. The Morning Madness broadcast featuring Breast Cancer Awareness Month took second place in the news show category. The program was produced by Aaron Cohen, Kendall Tuggle, Eduardo Escalante, Jeni Walker, Brianna Florvilus, Maria Roque, Yareli Murillo and Luis Gutierrez. To advance to the state contest, the videos must place first in both the countywide and regional competitions. Eighth-graders make trek to D.C. Eighth-grade students from Dunnellon Middle School departed campus Tuesday for their longawaited journey to Washington, D.C. During their visit to the nations capital, students will visit the Arlington National Cemetery, see the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier followed by the Wreath Laying Ceremony, a group picture at the Grant Memorial, take a guided tour at the Reagan Building/International Trade Center, tour the Lincoln, Korean and Vietnam veteran memorials. Students will also take guided tours of the Smithsonian Museums of Natural History, American History, African Art, American Indian and the National Archives. These are just a few of the sites our young travelers will visit on an extremely busy schedule. Students participating in the trip include: Jillian Boys, Wyatt Brian, Elizabeth Centeno, Nicholas Cicione, Aaron Cohen, Alicia Colon, Alex DiCrosta, Eduardo Escalante, Gabe Felix, Carlos Gonzalez, Michael Graham, Jamielyn Harris, Bryson Hatcher, Tyler Houlker, Bailie Kephart, Catlynn Kitzmiller, Darby Langworthy, Jacob LeBlanc, Hope Lynn, Brandon Martin, Kayla Martinez, Hanna Mello, Darius Michels, Chandler Neal, Emily Newsom, Heather Noll, Alexis Norcutt, Courtney Parish, Carrington Penninger, Devon Potter, Russell Quick, Christian Rey, Alexis Robinson, Felicia Rossi, Malik Shakir, Javon Sherman, Adrienne Sikora, Ryan Smith-Murphy, Jose Solis, Austin Strouse, Londyn Swanson, Gavin Szydlo, Austin Taylor, Dylan Taylor, Kendall Tuggle, Trevor VonSeggern, Hailey Weatherford, Emily Weaver, Matthew Webb and Kaylee Wyckoff. The staff chaperones are: Dean Rose Thomas, Mrs. Donna Durden, Ms. Amy Guerra, Mr. Nicolas Johnson and Ms. Cynthia Wise. DMS students and their chaperones will return at approximately 8 a.m. Saturday to the DMS Campus. Benchmark testing at DMS wrapped up Tuesday as students completed the math-based portion Monday while sixthgrade students finished their computer-based testing Tuesday. We would like to thank our students for their respectful behavior and courtesy to their peers while testing. Parents, DMS interims were issued Tuesday, Nov. 26. We ask that you please review how you child is doing during this second quarter. If you would like to arrange a parent/ teacher conference, contact the guidance office at 465-6720. DMS will host a Red and Green year-end dance from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. Students are encouraged to wear red and green, within school dress code guidelines. There will be music, dancing, snacks and a great deal of laughter as we begin to say goodbye to 2013. Cost is $ 5, plus a canned food item. We know our DMS students are very creative, as demonstrated by the great Halloween costumes we saw this year, we cant wait to see this creativity as we Red and Green at the dance Friday.Schedule of EventsTODAY 7:30 a.m. FFA Parliamentary meeting in the Ag room.FRIDAY 4 to 6 p.m. Red and Green Dance in the DMS Caf. Admission is $5 plus a canned food item.SATURDAY 8 a.m. Eighthgrade students return to campus from the Washington, D.C., trip. 2 p.m. FFA Christmas Social in the Ag Room. 5:30 p.m. DMS Advanced Band will march in the Dunnellon Christmas Parade; FFA in the Dunnellon Christmas Parade. Students are to wear their FFA Chapter T-Shirt and Santa hat. Parade lineup begins at 4 at Dunnellon Christian Academy. PRINCIPALS OFFICE Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Dec. 1: MONDAY NIGHT SPECIAL: Handicap: Todd Cridland 282; Sy Leiner 282; Matt OBrien 275; Joe Brooks 763; Brian Poisson 756; K.C. Cridland 292,775; Jennifer Smith 283; Michelle Shirley 753. Scratch: Todd Cridland 258, 682; Matt OBrien 257; Larry Fritz 670; K.C. Cridland 268, 703; Stephanie Flory 226,597. PRESERVE PINBUSTERS: Handicap: Bob Lucier 277, 794; Nick Weaver 267; John Turner 745; Bonnie Bishop 274; Joyce Swarm 257; Rita Fulford 718; Elaine Shea 708. Scratch: Phil Spencer 247, 656; Bob Lucier 213, 602; Bonnie Bishop 185; Joyce Swarm 177; Elaine Shea 474; Paula Weaver 437. SCRATCH CHALLENGE: Cody Mullis 298, 713; Bobby Craft 228; Phil Ciquera 563; Lori Ciquera 192, 496; Dorine Fugere 188, 541. WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEN: Handicap: Chuck Hindbaugh 318; Tim Lawrence 309, 804; Bobby Craft 852. Scratch: Tim Lawrence 300, 777; Chuck Hindbaugh 279; Bobby Craft 783; John Saltmarsh 734. BOWLERS OF THE WEEK: Lori Ciquera, 106 pins over her average, and Bob Lucier, 134 pins over his average. League scores for week ending Nov. 24: MONDAY NIGHT SPECIAL: Handicap: Brian Poisson 297; George Munzing 293, 756; Mark Smith 778; K.C. Cridland 293, 741; Debbie Smith 281, 742. Scratch: Eric Glowacki 279, 675; Mark Smith 258, 733; Todd Cridland 675; K.C. Cridland 268, 666; Lori Ciquera 231; Stephanie Flory 585. PRESERVE PINBUSTERS: Handicap: Dave Huffman 299, 734; Larry Kirk 281; Bob Lucier 747; Elaine Shea 250; Joyce Swarm 248; Lucy Smallwood 705; Rita Fulford 704. Scratch: Dave Huffman 243; Larry Kirk 234; Phil Spencer 614; Ken Sprague 584; Paula Weaver 175, 464; Elaine Shea 171; Lucy Smallwood 480. SUNCOAST SENIORS 12-WEEK: Handicap: Ken Meldrum 276, 703; Lou Hiller 276; Jerry Ness 260, 699; Joe Markham 703; June Williams 267, 758; Sherry Hiller 240, 696. Scratch: Ken Meldrum 257, 646; Jerry Ness 233, 618; June Williams 168, 461; Barb Steffen 160; Sherry Hiller 453. SCRATCH CHALLENGE: Tom Krug 220; Bobby Craft 211, 569; Chris Carr 564; Dorine Fugere 195, 532; Lori Ciquera 166, 392. LATE STARTERS: Handicap: Rich Soletto 284; John Marcucci 268; Ernie Gonsalves 682; Rich Murdock 680; Victor Maldonado 680; Millie George 245, 678; Virginia Vineyard 245; Kathy Hession 243; Mona Rosado 664. Scratch: Rich Soletto 279, 657; John Marcucci 245; Rich Murdock 620; Millie George 202, 549; Kathy Hession 194; Debbe Chung 511. WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEN: Handicap: Steve Strohschnitter 298, 807; Phil Spencer 288, 792. Scratch: Phil Spencer 278, 762; Charlie Stein 278, 725; Sean Fugere 277, 782. WOMENS TRIO: Handicap: Carolyn Woodward 259, 652; Mae Johns 256, 717. Scratch: Mae Johns 199, 546; Carolyn Woodward 193; Maggie Savarese 506. GOOD TIME BOWLERS: Handicap: Bill Montross 224, 605; Jim Harvey 220; Bob Krueger 610; Diane Collier 248, 655; Janet Murray 242; Alice Bahrs 657. Scratch: Bill Montross 174, 455; Ken McNally 163; Rocky Sincore 438; Janet Murray 212, 520; Diane Collier 199, 508. HOLDER HOTSHOTS: Handicap: Jim Jermann 284; Ken Wiltse 277, 752; Marty Suehowicz 751; Pat Combs 296, 773; Lynda Morgan 267; Betty Joyce 700. Scratch: Jerry Ness 2535, 628; Chuck Hindbaugh 226, 619; Judy Hindbaugh 193, 503; Diane Mauck 182, 476; Lynda Morgan 182. PARKVIEW OWLS: Handicap: Marvin Brigner 258; Bob Desmeules 256; Ted Rafanan 709; Wes Foley 651; Myla Wexler 246, 639; Debbie Mills 228, 611. Scratch: Marvin Brigner 256; Wes Foley 243, 642; Ted Rafanan 709; Myla Wexler 213, 540; Debbie Mills 172; Mila Ragsdale 456. BOWLERS OF THE WEEK: Mae Johns, 117 pins over her average, and Steve Strohschnitter, 132 pins over his average. BOWLING SCORES

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Clothe the Children scheduled todayThe Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will distribute new and used clothing to families in need from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the church hall at 7525 U.S. 41 in Dunnellon. Clothe the Children is in its third year and has distributed clothing to families in need to more than 100 children in the area. Registration will be at the door. For information, call Judie Heesch at 489-5954.Peace slates Advent, Christmas servicesAdvent services will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18 at Peace Lutheran Church. A soup and sandwich meal will be served at 6 p.m. prior to the Advent services by the ladies of the Lutheran Womens Missionary League. Christmas services will be at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve and 10 a.m. Christmas Day. Toys-4-Tots are being collected at the church. Toys should not be wrapped. Also, food is being collected for Food-4-Kids. For information about Peace Lutheran Church, visit www. PeaceLutheran Online.com, or call the church office at 489-5881.Church group to host craft fair Dec. 14The Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Christmas Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in Father Stegeman Hall. The church is on the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. For information, call Pat at 489-1984.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.Church plans special Sunday servicesFirst Congregational United Church of Christ will host a series of special programs throughout December, beginning Dec. 15 when the hand bell choir will perform Do You Hear What I Hear? as the prelude to the worship service, and selected movements from Handels Messiah will be sung by the choir, along with featured soloists. On Dec. 22, the Stix Ministry, a unique performance group, will begin the worship service with a prelude in movement. The Stix Ministry is a multi-age group that uses pantomime and sticks (dowel rods) to portray biblical themes in a new, moving and inspiring way. The Christmas Eve candlelight service will be at 6:30 p.m., and will include a variety of Christmas carols sung by the choir and congregation, with featured performances on guitar and hand bells. Sunday worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. First Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 7171 SW State Road 200.Church to host Saturday SupperThe Third Saturday Supper will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Community Congregational Christian Church at 9220 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs in the Dewain Farris Fellowship Hall. Adult tickets are $10 and children are $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Takeout is available. For information, call 489-1260.Villager Church hosts LIFT Ministry Join the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) Ministry. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer, and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If child care is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the last Wednesday monthly. For information about this ministry, email Cindy Greaves at RSVChurch@gmail.com or call the church at 489-0249. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 SW 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn-Dixie and west of U.S. 41.Church 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. 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-and-greet. General admission tickets are $15 per person. Tickets are available: In the church narthex at the conclusion of the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. church services; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Sign Shop at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Williams Street. For information, call 489-2114. On the Internet at www. villagecrier.com. First United Methodist Church is at 21501 West State Road 40. For information, call 489-4026. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Concession stands will be available before and after the concert selling light refreshments, concert programs and Ivan Parker products.Riverland News, Thursday, December 5, 2013 11 Attend the worship service of your choice... 000GRAMt489-2685Holy Faith Episcopal Church19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. DunnellonTHE REV. J. JAMES GERHART Sunday Services 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Godly PlayHealing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith* Rainbow RiverBlue 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 000GQAA 000GT3O Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Pastor R.D. Hess (352) 489-1788 Sunday (Nursery & Childrens Church Provided) Wednesday AWANA 6:30 PM Youth Group 6:30 PM Bible Study 7:00 PM 8 1 / 2 Miles North of Dunnellon Off of Highway 41, Left at Church Sign on SW 5 th Place 000FZWT Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name 000G4H4 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Jean H. Desir, Pastor 000G4IR 000GK64 000GT3G 000GAAF A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 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 000GQ6U While many people are out on a shopping spree to liquidate any cash reserves they might have left, I am taking this time to do a little bit of reflection. Shopping is not my favorite thing to do. I forgot about it last week and Thursday evening I took my granddaughter to Walmart to buy something. The aisles were packed with people standing around waiting for some event to occur. Not knowing what that event might be, my little granddaughter and I slowly retreated from the store. I forgot it was black Thursday and I did not want to end up with a black eye. I do not go shopping that much, but, is it me or are shoppers mean people? Just do not get between them and whatever event is taking place. I have come to the wonderful place in life that I can afford anything I want. Fortunately, I cannot think of anything I really want. Not so with the crowd I found at Walmart. They wanted something really bad, and I wanted to get out of the store really bad. Both got their wishes. I have since retreated Its been a Dickens kind of yearOUT TO PASTOR FUMC schedules Gospel concert Jan. 4 Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 15 CHURCH NEWS

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, December 5, 2013 ABOVE: Jorge Ramos, right, co-owner of R&M Guitars in Dunnellon, chats with Robert Feathers of the Arnold Messer and Lonesome Highway group, which performed at the Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival. RIGHT: Shelly Hames, right, and Hazel Leithold soak in the sounds at the Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival. BELOW: Lester Canada picks away at the banjo while performing with Jerry Sanders & Seminole Ridge at the festival, which returned after a five-year hiatus. ABOVE; Noah Archer from Ocala closes his eyes as he lets go of an old-fashioned spinning plane while attending the Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival. BELOW: Chrisy Wybranoski strums away on the chords of the bass during a performance by Wry Whiskey. Pasture Prime, featuring Mickey Summers, Mike Matz, Brian Young and Will Hardin, performed Nov. 23 during the return of the Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Music Festival at Robinson Ranch overlooking the Withlacoochee River. After a five-year hiatus, the festival made its long-awaited return. Organizers are quickly finalizing plans for another event, slated for March. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 5, 2013 13 ABOVE: Travis Swanson, left, Eric Swanson and Megan Bradley enjoy a picnic lunch along the banks of the Withlacoochee River during the revival of the Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Music Festival. LEFT: A couple take time out from enjoying the music for a photo opportunity with the picturesque Withlacoochee River in the background. BELOW: Bob Juntunen of Wry Whiskey picks away at the strings of his mandolin. ABOVE: Crystal Campagna, left, and her sister, Savannah, stroll the grounds at Robinson Ranch, in vintage costumes in hopes of drumming up business for photography sessions. BELOW: Jerry Sanders, the lead singer of Jerry Sanders & Seminole Ridge, belts out a tune during his groups performance at the festival. Jim Daniels, right, of Dunnellon, and the Rev. Jerry Carris from Hernando took time from enjoying the bands for an impromptu session of their own during the Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Music Festival. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News

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14 Riverland News, Thursday, December 5, 2013 Fun andGAMES advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise advertise here advertise here Call for details352-489-2731AdvertiseHere

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to the solitude of my easy chair. Thanksgiving dinner is over, everybodys focus is on Christmas and so I plan to take advantage of this space. Everybody is somewhere and I am glad (you did not hear me say it) they are not here. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is in the kitchen doing whatever she does in the kitchen. I have learned after 43 years of marital bliss that if I want to maintain the bliss in my marriage I need to keep out of the kitchen when someone else is there, especially her. I have learned to live with this and it is a wonderful life. Resting and reflecting in my easy chair, I began thinking about the past year. The best way to sum up the past year for me was Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. Of course, I would have to fudge a little bit on the age of wisdom. Outside of that, that sums up my past year very nicely. Just when you think everything is going smoothly, there is a little unexpected bump in the road. The other way around is also true. Just when you think all you have are bumps in the road, you hit a smooth patch and you do not really know what to do. Take this Thanksgiving for example. Throughout the year I had managed (under some very strict supervision from you know who) to lose around 5 pounds. I was celebrating this loss quite jubilantly. That is, until the Thanksgiving dinner. I thought to myself, Self, you have done a fine job this past year it is time to celebrate. There is celebration and then there is celebration. My problem is I do not know the difference between the two; they all look alike to me. Hiding behind the roast turkey on our Thanksgiving dinner table were the 5 pounds I had lost during the year. They quite conveniently hid their presence from me but that was not the worst of it. Not only were they hiding behind the roast turkey, but also they had assembled relatives. For some reason these pounds heard that relatives were invited to the Thanksgiving dinner. I do not know how it happened; but it happened. The pounds I lost, I have found and they brought relatives with them. I am not sure I want to complain at this point because I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Here I sit in my easy chair bemoaning the fact that what I lost I eventually found. If only I could find the hundred dollars I lost, I would be a happy camper. At least, I could afford to be a camper. Everybody should rejoice when they find something that they lost, but I am too stuffed now to really rejoice. I feel a little nap coming on. This past year I received an unexpected royalty check from my publisher and truly rejoiced in it. It is always nice to get something you were not expecting. The following week I had to replace the transmission in a vehicle. I know, I should be grateful I had the money so I could do the maintenance work on the vehicle. I am, kind of, sort of, but it would have been nice to have the money and not have to use it. Then, what in the world is money for? This whole year has been like that. I get happy about something I lost and then I find it. I get happy about something I found and then I lose it. This year my age of wisdom was soundly outmaneuvered by my age of foolishness. As I reflected on this I thought about what the apostle Paul said. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do (Romans 7:19). I have come to the point where I believe that the worst of times is designed by God to show me how wonderful the best of times are. I rest on the marvelous truth that my life is not in the times but in the gracious hand of God.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His website is www. jamessnyderministries. com. Santa Over the Rainbow on tapRainbow Springs State Park will hsot Santa Over the Rainbow from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 to 15, and Dec. 20 to 22. Lights-only display will be Thursday and Friday, Dec. 26 and 27. Admission is $2 per person; children 5 and younger are free. Passes are not valid for this event. For information, call 465-8555.Knights to host dinner danceThe Knights of Columbus of Dunnellon will host a Country & Western Dinner Dance from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 11 in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 7525 U.S. 41. Music will be provided by the Country Sunshine Band. Doors will open at 5:30 with a southern style dinner served at 6:30. Tickets are $15 per person and are available from the Knights of Columbus or the church office. For reservations or information, call 489-6221.Kiwanis changes meeting placeThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will begin meeting at Carmelas Restaurant at 8 a.m. Wednesdays for its weekly meetings and breakfast. However, on the third Wednesday monthly, the club will continue meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. For information, contact Ellie Pollock at 465-6803 for a reservation by the previous Tuesday weekly.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. Riverland News, Thursday, December 5, 2013 15 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. 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16 Riverland News, Thursday, December 5, 2013 403-1205 RIV 12/23 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 12/23/2013 9:00 am at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. KMHHN65F44U126151 2004 HYUNDAI Dec. 5, 2013. 495-1205 RIV 12/20 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE S M Duggan Towing L.L.C. gives Notice of foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these 496-1205 RIV 12/20 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale, free of all prior liens, per Fl Stat 713.78 at 10:00 AM on December 20, 2013 at Precision Towing LLC, 1759 W New Lennox Ln, Dunnellon FL 34434, phone 352-489-1357. No titles, 498-1205 RIV 12/30 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 12/30/2013 9:00 am at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1B4GH54R7PX519610 1993 DODGE 1C3CCBAB0CN318065 2012 CHRYSLER Dec. 5, 2013. as is, cash only. 97 Dodg 3B7HF13Y0VM565734 Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555. Dec. 5, 2013. vehicle(s) on 12/20/2013 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. JM1BC1410W0220191 1998 MAZD PROTEGE DX/LX/ES Dec. 5, 2013. 477-1205 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS The City of Dunnellon, Florida (the City) hereby provides notice, pursuant to section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the incorporated area of the City, for the cost of providing fire services commencing for the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2014 and continuing until discontinued by the City. The City will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:30 p.m. on December 9, 2013 at the Council Chambers, City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida. 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. 401-1212 RIV Vs. Bryant, Elbert R. 42-2013-CA-001739 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 42-2013-CA-001739 DRUMMOND COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida Banking Corporation, as successor in interest to PERKINS STATE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ELBERT R. BRYANT and PEGGY R. RYGH, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 4, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 42-2013-CA-001739 of the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in and for Marion County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of Court, David R. Ellspermann, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash by electronic sale on January 6, 2014, at 11:00 am at www.marion.realforeclose.com the following described property: PARCEL A The West 1/2 of Lot 18, Block T, LAKE TROPICANA RANCHETTES, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book G, Pages 70, 70A through 70D, inclusive, of the Public Records of Marion County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH 1982 CLAS DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, IDENTIFICATION NUMBER GD0CFL42818319 A & B SITUATED THEREON. PARCEL B The East 1/2 of Tract 18, Block T, LAKE TROPICANA RANCHETTES, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book G, Pages 70, 70A through 70D, inclusive, of the Public Records of Marion County, Florida. Together with an Easement along the South 20 Feet of the West 1/2 of Tract 18, Block T, Lake Tropicana Ranchettes. TOGETHER WITH A 1994 VALU SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, IDENTIFICATION NUMBER GAFLR39A01137VH, SITUATED THEREON Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Attention: Persons with Disabilities 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, the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator for the Courts within 2 working days of your receipt of your notice to appear in court at: Marion County, Tameka Gordon, (352) 401-6701 Respectfully submitted, NORM D. FUGATE, P.A. By: /s/ Norm D. Fugate Norm D. Fugate Florida Bar Number: 0044458 Attorneys for Plaintiff, Post Office Box 98, Williston, FL 32696 Phone: 352 528-0019 Fax: 352 528-4919 E-Mail: norm@normdfugatepa.com Secondary E-Mail: celia@normdfugatepa.com December 5 & 12, 2013. 402-1212 RIV Vs. Phillips III, William L. 42-2013-CA-002634-AXXXX-XX Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 42-2013-CA-002634-AXXXX-XX REGIONS BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH AMSOUTH BANK, Plaintiff, -vsWILLIAM L. PHILLIPS, III and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM L. PHILLIPS, III, If living, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendants who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees or other claimants, claiming by, through, under or against the said WILLIAM L. PHILLIPS, III or THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM L. PHILLIPS, III; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1; AND UNKNOWN TENANT # 2; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION -MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE TO: WILLIAM L. PHILLIPS, III and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM L. PHILLIPS, III, if living, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendants who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees or other claimants, claiming by, through, under or against the said WILLIAM L. PHILLIPS, III or THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM L. PHILLIPS, III, if they are deceased. Whose Residence is UnknownWhose Last Known Mailing Address is: 757 SE 17th Street #450,Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Marion County, Florida: SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on ROD B. NEUMAN, Esquire, of Gibbons, Neuman, Bello, Segall, Allen & Halloran, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 3321 Henderson Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33609, within thirty (30) days of the date of the first publication of this notice, or, on or before January 3, 2014, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED this 18 day of November, 2013. David R. Ellspermann, CLERK CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ N. Hernandez, Deputy Clerk 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 this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. EXHIBIT A Legal Description out of Warranty Deed recorded in Official Records Book 2194, Page 1678: The following described land, situate, lying and being in Marion County, Florida, wit: A parcel of land lying in the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 20, Township 14 South, Range 21 East, Marion County, Florida, said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the East boundary of said Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 20 with the South Right of Way line of County Road No. 326; thence South 00 degrees 28 31 West, along the East boundary, 210.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 28 09 West, parallel with said South Right of Way line 210.00 feet to the Point of Beginning of the herein described parcel; thence continue North 89 degrees 28 09 West 415.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 28 37 East, along a line that lies 60 feet East of, as measured at right angles to and running parallel with the West boundary of those lands described in Official Records Book 1185, Page 544, of the Public Records of Marion County, Florida, 210.00 feet to the aforementioned South Right of Way line and the North boundary of said lands described in Official Records Book 1185, Page 544; thence South 89 degrees 28 09 East, along said Right of Way, 415.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 28 37 West, along the East boundary of said lands described in Official Records Book 1185, Page 544, 210.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel 2: A parcel of land lying in the Northwest 1/4 of Section 20, Township 14 South, Range 21 East, Marion County, Florida, said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the East boundary of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of said Section 20 with the South Right of Way line of County Road No. 326; thence South 89 degrees 28 09 East, along said Right of Way line, 516.14 feet; thence South 00 degrees 28 37 West, parallel with the East boundary of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, 1255.22 feet; thence North 89 degrees 27 41 West, along a line that lies 10.00 feet North of as measured at right angles to and running parallel with the South boundary of the Northeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, 477.48 feet; thence North 44 degrees 29 31 W, 54.70 feet; thence North 00 degrees 28 37 East, along the aforementioned East boundary of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, 1006.48 feet; thence North 89 degrees 28 09 West, parallel with the aforementioned South Right of way line of County Road No. 326, 30.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 28 37 East, 210.00 feet to the aforementioned South Right of Way line; thence South 89 degrees 28 09 East, along said Right of Way line 30.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel 3: Together with a non-exclusive perpetual easement for ingress and egress to County Road 225-A more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of said Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 20; thence South 89 degrees 27 41 East, along the South boundary thereof, 25.00 feet to the East Right of Way line of County Road 225-A; thence North 00 degrees 28 04 East, along said Right of Way line, 20.00 feet to the Point of Beginning of the herein described easement; thence continue North 00 degrees 28 04 East, along said Right of Way line, 28.66 feet; thence South 89 degrees 27 41 East, parallel with the aforementioned South boundary of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, 1297.74 feet to the East boundary of said Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4; thence South 44 degrees 29 31 East, 23.10 feet; thence North 89 degrees 27 41 West, 24.75 feet; thence South 00 degrees 28 37 West, parallel with the aforementioned East boundary of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, 12.33 feet; thence North 89 degrees 27 41 West, 1289.31 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel 4: A parcel of land in the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 20, Township 14 South, Range 21 East, Marion County, Florida. Said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the East boundary of said Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 with the South Right of way line of County Road No. 326; thence South 00 degrees 28 37 West, along said East boundary, 210.00 feet to the Point of Beginning of the herein described parcel; thence continue South 00 degrees 28 37 West, along said East boundary, 1006.48 feet; thence North 89 degrees 27 41 West, along a line that lies 48.66 feet North of, as measured at right angles to and running parallel with the South boundary of said Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, 1297.74 feet to the East Right of Way line of County Road No. 225-A (50 feet wide); thence North 00 degrees 28 04 East, along said Right of Way line, 774.24 feet; thence South 89 degrees 24 27 East, along the North boundary of Parcel II (2) of the Chibeha Farm, Inc. Mortgage to Government Employees Corporation as recorded in Official Records Book 1047, Page 323, of the Public Records of Marion County, Florida, 612.87 feet to the West boundary of that certain parcel described in Official Records Book 1185 Page 544, of the Public Records of Marion County, Florida; thence North 00 degrees 28 37 East, along said West boundary 442.72 feet to the Northwest corner of said parcel recorded in Official Records Book 1185, Page 544, and the South Right of way line of County Road No. 326; thence South 89 degrees 28 09 East, along a said Right of Way line, 60.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 28 37 West, 210.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 28 09 East, along a line that lies 210 feet South of the aforementioned South Right of way line of County Road 326, 625.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT A parcel of land lying in the Northwest 1/4 of Section 29, Township 14 South, Range 21 East, Marion Count Florida, said parcel more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the East boundary of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of said Section 20 with the South Right of Way line of County Road No. 326: thence South 00 degrees 28 37 East, along said East boundary, 1093.74 feet to the Point of Beginning of the herein described parcel; thence South 89 degrees 27; 41 East, 516.14 feet; thence South 00 degrees 28 37 West, parallel with the East boundary of the Northwest 1/4 161.39 feet; thence North 89 degrees 27 41 West, along a line that lies 10.00 feet North of, as measured at right angles to and running parallel with the South boundary of the Northeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, 477.48 feet; thence North 44 degrees 29 31 West, 54.70 feet to an intersection with the aforementioned East boundary; thence North 89 degrees 27 31 West, along a line that lies 48.66 feet North of, as measured at right angles to and parallel with the South boundary of said Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, 92.95 feet; thence North 37 degrees 38 08 East, 153.88 feet to the aforementioned East boundary of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 and the Point of Beginning. Legal Description out of Warranty Deed recorded in Official Records Book 2194, Page 1691: A parcel of land lying in the Northwest 1/4 of Section 29, Township 14 South, Range 21 East, Marion County Florida, said parcel more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the East boundary of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of said Section 20 with the South Right of Way line of County Road No. 326; thence South 00 degrees 28 37 East, along said East boundary, 1093.74 feet to the Point of Beginning of the herein described parcel; thence South 89 degrees 27; 41 East 516.14 feet; thence South 00 degrees 28 37 West, parallel with the East boundary of the Northwest 1/4 161.39 feet; thence North 89 degree 27 41 West, along a line that lies 10.00 feet North of, as measured at right angles to and running parallel with the South boundary of the Northeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, 477.48 feet; thence North 44 degrees 29 31 West, 54.70 feet to an intersection with the aforementioned East boundary; thence North 89 degrees 27 41 West, along a line that lies 48.66 feet North of, as measured at right angles to and parallel with the South boundary of said Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, 92.95 feet; thence North 37 degrees 28 08 East, 153.88 feet to the aforementioned East boundary of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 and the Point of Beginning. December 5 & 12, 2013. 400-1212 RIV Stevens, William J. 2013-CP-1689 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-1689 Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM J. STEVENS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of WILLIAM J. STEVENS, deceased, File Number 2013-CP-1689, by the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Ave., Ocala, FL 34475; that the decedents date of death was June 12, 2013; that the total value of the estate $60,155.39, and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Rosemary Stevens, 76 Shore Rd., Mount Sinai, NY 11766 Frances A. Bindrim, 1248 Arborbrooke Dr., Knoxville, TN 37922 William J. Stevens, IV, 4 Diana Ct., Medford, NY 11763 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 December 5, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Rosemary Stevens 76 Shore Rd., Mount Sinai, NY 11766 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: 493-1205 RIV Haussmann, William estate 2013-CP-1740 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-1740 Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM ROBERT HAUSSMANN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM ROBERT HAUSSMANN, deceased, whose date of death was June 17, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 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 28, 2013 Personal Representative: /s/MARY C. HAUSSMANN 6210 Farm Pond Ln. Charlotte, North Carolina 28212 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/LORENZO RAMUNNO, Florida Bar No. 765813, RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 E-Mail: ramunnolaw@gmail.com Secondary E-Mail: ramunnolaw34476@gmail.com www.ramunnolawfirm.com November 28 & December 5, 2013 497-1212 RIV Pope, Ray Alfred 2013-CP-1034 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-1034 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF RAY ALFRED POPE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Ray Alfred Pope, deceased, whose date of death was December 8, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division as case number 2013 CP 1034, the address of which is Post Office Box 1030, Ocala, FL 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 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: December 5, 2013. Personal Representative: John Pope 1110 Neal Street, Greensboro, NC 27403 Attorney for Personal Representative: Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis & Mack STEPHANIE N. MACK Florida Bar No. 0653225 PO Box 5125, Gainesville, Florida 32627 Telephone: (866) 663-4902 Facsimile: (352) 505-6188 Email: EserviceSNM@lawgainesville.com December 5 & 12, 2013. 499-1212 RIV Verburg, Norma Lucille 2013-CP-1843 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2013-CP-1843 IN RE: ESTATE OF NORMA L. VERBURG a/k/a NORMA LUCILLE VERBURG, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of NORMA L. VERBURG a/k/a NORMA LUCILLE VERBURG, deceased, whose date of death was September 26, 2013, File Number 2013-CP-1843, 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 December 5, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ JENNIFER BENNETT W329 N4696 Lakeland Drive, Nashotah, Wisconsin 53058 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/Joel O. Parker, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0070201 E-Mail: brettandreynoldspa@gmail.com BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 December 5 & 12, 2013. /s/LORENZO RAMUNNO, Esq. Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM, PA 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 www.ramunnolawfirm.com E-Mail: ramunnolaw@gmail.com Secondary E-Mail: ramunnolaw34476@gmail.com www.ramunolawfirm.com December 5 & 12, 2013. DUNNELLONRainbow Lakes Estates, 2/2/1 Plus Family Room and Lanai. Good roof, new AC, Bright, clean, good neighbors. 2 full baths $59,900(352)465-1277 FLORIDA WATERFRONT CONDO LIQUIDATION SALE! Brand new 2BR/2BA 1,690sf luxury condo only $149,900 Originally under contract for $365,000. Near downtown Orlando & all theme parks/attractions. Must see. Call now 877-333-0272, x 173 10 ACRE MOUNTAIN TOP ESTATE! Gorgeous Blue Ridge mountain acreage featuring spectacular 3 state views & towering hardwoods! Abuts U.S. National Forest. Great building spot! U/G utilities, paved rd frontage, RV friendly. Priced to sell only $69,900. Excellent financing. Call now 866-952-5303, x 92 New Log Home* on 8+ acres in Florida just $87,900. Sale! Saturday, Dec 14th. 3BR, 2BA, 1700sf cabin on spectacular lake access setting in beautiful upscale community with all infrastructure/ amenities completed. Excellent financing. Call now 877-525-3033, x 983. *constructed weather tight log home shell. Tennessee Log Cabin on 6 acres with FREE Boat Slip! Only $74,900 New 3BR, 2BA log cabin shell, lake access, nicely wooded, level setting. Quiet paved road frontage. Excellent financing. Call now 877-888-0267, x 453 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 AUTO SWAP/ CORRAL CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. DEC. 8th. 1-800-438-8559 Comfort Works, Inc. Air Conditioning and Heating Service -New Systems Starting @ $3400. Res//Com (352) 400 -8361 Mention this ad and get a service call for $19. Exp 12/31/13 Lic# CAC1817447 Elles Housekeeping Honest, thorough, dependable. Commited to Excellence Reasonable 352-533-3197 ELITE ROOFING Excellence in Roofing! EliteRoofing Inc.com Lic# Ccc1327656 /Ins. ***352-639-1024*** STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Brand New Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 DUNNELLON11694 E Blue Cove Dr ESTATE SALE-BLUE COVE -Everything goes! Dec. 6&7 8am-4pm. DUNNELLONRainbow Lake Estates Fri & Sat 8am-1pm 4130 SW Deepwater Court GUN & KNIFE SHOWBROOKSVILLE HSC CLUBSat. Dec. 7th 9a-5p Sun. Dec. 8th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 LIONELTOYTRAINS WantedAny Amount Any Condition. Cash Paid Will Pick Up (352) 346-3328 BRING YOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent incl. grass cutting and your water 1 bedroom, 1 bath @$395 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 800-747-4283 For Details! INVERNESS55+ park Enjoy the view! 2 bd, 1 bath Lot rent, car port, water, grass cutting included. Call 800-747-4283 for details DUNNELLONRainbow Lakes Estates, 2/2/1 Roomy, Clean & Bright $650. month + utilities dep. & application.(352)465-1277 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 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 ABSOLUTE ON-SITE AUCTION12940 SW 66 ST OCALA Information (352) 489-3836 SAT. DEC 7th, AUCTION starts at 10A.M PREVIEW 9A.M.Too many items to list! 10% Buyers Premium. Auctioneer James Tate. AU2266/AB1641 Visa, M/C accepted DUDLEYS AUCTION SIX AUCTIONS ++ Personal Property & REAL ESTATE++ 12 5 Estate Adven tur e Auction 4000 US 41S @ hall (out) 3pm, (in) 6pm **Two auctions in one day!** Several estates-quality items-furniture-tools -Holiday gifts & decorations. 12 6 On Site Real Estate Home & Contents Auction 9am 21 S Jackson St Beverly Hills Fl 3/1.5 Home, 2 carports & 2 sheds +furniture, mower, tools++ 12 6 Black Diamond Golf Course ABSO LUTE Lot 1:00pm 3101 W Ber muda Dunes Lecanto 34461 #18 Fairway 124x201x 35x 140. 12 6 Inver ness Real Estate Home Auc tion 3:00pm 6065 E Penr ose St Inver ness, Fl 34452 2/2 -1794 sq ft. neighborhood home ESTATE HOME MUST SELL! 12 7 On Site Estate Contents Auction 10am, 303 Camilla Inver ness Entire house & Garage contents full 12 10 On Site Estate Contents Auction: 9am 9615 E Oak Ct Floral City 34436 years of accumulations garage & house +sm boat ********************** Call for info 352-637-9588 Dudleys Auctions 4000 S Florida (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10%bp cash/ck. Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 MOECKER AUCTIONS Public Auction Road Runner Highway Signs, Inc. (Road striping division only) December 10th @ 10am 4421 12th St. Court East, Bradenton, Fl 34203 Specialized highway marking/striping equipment and vehicles that meets DOT safety. Special preview: 12/09 10am-4pm www.moecker uctions.com (800) 840-BIDS 15%-18%BP, $100 ref. cash dep. Subj to confirm. Receivership case #2013 CA 002342 Circuit Court of Manatee County, Fl AB-1098 AU-3219, Eric Rubin

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the agency. She wanted people to be fed and I know she is smiling down on us now. The center is funded by United Way of Marion and Citrus counties, Neighborhood Fund, SECO, Angel Fund, other local organizations and private donations. All the income from the Annie Johnson Thrift Store on Pennsylvania Avenue is used for operating and administrative expenses plus assistance to the needy. Annies Special Care Pantry also provides food for the hungry. The Feeding America Program provides food through Walmart three times a week and two times a week from five Publix stores in the area. The food donated by the stores are items that are still usable, but the package has been damaged or the product is close to expiration. We have volunteers that have to pick up the bread and bakery from the Publix stores by 6 a.m. and Sweetbay daily, Avina said. They are here and gone before any of us show up for work. The center has five paid workers and many volunteers to pick up the food and unload it. There is an additional 50 volunteers a week, 10 daily to assist with the clients. Annie Johnson Center not only helps those in need get food, they also have a representative from Access Florida come to the center the second and third Wednesdays monthly to assist clients in applying for Food Stamps. We give them a private room and they help the client complete the online process for Food Stamps, she said. Its great and they get an answer the same day. Everyone going to the center in need of help must provide identification for themselves and everyone in their family. They also need to show documentation that they are eligible to receive the food. All four pantries require different criteria of the client. When our clients come in, we check the United Way state system and see where they have been to stop the double dipping, Avina said. They can come in once every 30 days. The Dunnellon Police Department notifies the center if they find homeless or transients on the roadway. The United Way also calls the center when they find those in need who have called their free 24-hour crisis hotline, information and referral service. Last year, Annie Johnson gave out 525,249 pounds of food to more than 16,000 people who went to them for help. With more and more people going to the center for help and assistance they have been looking for a larger building to move into, but they havent found the right one yet, according to Executive Director Larry Cooper. I have a problem with someone being hungry, Avina said. We are here to feed the hungry.Helping HandsThe second pantry began about 20 years ago when Edna and Frank Dolan began the Helping Hands Food Pantry at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at U.S. 41 and State Road 40. They are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. They receive their USDA food from the First Step Food Bank, the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), the Grocery Alliance Program and financial and food donations from the parishioners and others. The TEFAP gives them two-thirds of the food, which is totally free and the other one-third is through the First Step Food Bank for which they must pay 19 cents a pound for the shipping cost. We have one pickup per month and we rent a truck and five men go to Ocala and load it onto the truck, Sandy Zak, the coordinator for the past eight years, said. We get about 11,000 to 15,000 pounds of food and they bring it back and unload it. The food from the government organizations must stay in Marion County and there are strict guidelines, detailed record keeping and annual audits required. The government food cant leave Marion County, but we still give food to people that come to us from Levy and Citrus counties, Zak said. The money comes from parishioners putting money in the Poor Box. We just have to keep everything separate. (The) left side of the pantry is government and the right side is the food we buy. All the food has to be kept separate for audit and inspection, which is generally once a year, but can be done at anytime. Not only do they have to keep records for three years of the food given to the people, they also have to keep and report the temperatures of the refrigerators, freezers and the room temperatures of any place the food is kept, according to Zak. Anyone can receive the provisions if they are income eligible, on Food Stamps, get Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, on Supplemental Security Income or Medicaid. The Helping Hands Food Pantry has a contract with the Second Harvest Grocery Alliance Program to supplement their shelves with donations of bakery, meat, deli and dairy products from the Dunnellon Winn-Dixie. Twice a week we go and pick up all the items that are going out of date, or will go out of date in the next few days, Zak said. They freeze everything for us before we pick it up and have it ready in banana boxes with a Second Harvest Food Bank sign on it. If it doesnt have the sign we cant take it. On one day, they picked up 227 pounds of bakery, 177 pounds of dairy, 152 pounds of deli and 180 pounds of meat, according to Zaks records. The Helping Hands Food Pantry also buys eggs, margarine, canned goods and paper products to give to the clients with the cash donations they receive. All the money given to the food pantry stays in the food pantry, Zak said proudly. Zak and Walter Fleck, the co-coordinators of the pantry, distribute all the food to about 360 families each month with the help of only 35 volunteers and five men that come in once a month to pick up the food, bring it back and unload the truck. 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the USDA. You you cant turn anyone away, Pantry Manager Dale Meehan said. Now we have control of the food and give it out just to Dunnellon residents in need. They buy their own food locally with donations from the church and the community. Also the Community Thrift Shop gives them a donation each year. Meehan has been working at the pantry for four years and helped make the decision to change the criteria. Now we dont have all that paperwork to do and I think it is more dignified for them to pick out their food, Meehan said. We get a lot more people saying Thank You and they seem to be more grateful. The space previously used to store all the USDA food has been given to Food-4-Kids to use, and the Holy Faith Episcopal pantry has moved into a smaller area in the church hall. They have four volunteers helping about 30 families each month and minimal paperwork to keep. The people in the church think Im a good steward of their money, Meehan said. I do the best I can. Last year, the church gave out turkey and ham for the holidays, but this year they plan to distribute complete dinners to those in need. Since Ive been here, we gave out ham and turkey, Meehan said. This year the food basket will be complete and even include cranberries and a pie.Families In NeedThe fourth food pantry is the Families In Need founded and directed by Jan and Leo DeWitt in May 2009. They are located in a house at 20761 Chestnut St., but it is necessary to call 208-3514 and make an appointment. By appointment only is a requirement of the city because we cant have a lot of cars parked in front of the house, she said. We help over 50 families each week. If theyre hungry one week, they will be hungry the next week. They are registered with United Ways Dial 211 crisis hotline and they help everyone they can. They receive donations from the Grand View Church first Sunday pantry collection and the second Sunday donations come from Peace Lutheran Church. The community donates financial aid and food and they also receive fresh fruit and vegetables from Clayton Owens Produce stand in Dunnellon. Last summer, the Families In Need worked with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and set up the Kids Cafe to give children a hot meal once a day from June 15 through Aug. 15 at Ernie Mills Park. The FDA provided a balanced meal each day, but the volunteers were first required to attend a food safety class, be certified in safe food handling and obtain a city permit. The food was furnished by them (FDA) and we did all the work, DeWitt said. We had to schedule volunteers, we needed to have at least 30 kids minimum, set up and serve the food and the government was very specific that we serve exactly from noon until 1 p.m. Couldnt serve after that time, but then I could donate it. They worked with the Boys & Girls Club and averaged about 85 children each day who received a hot, balanced meal while they were out of school. All four food pantries said they could not do this work without the help of the numerous volunteers and the generosity of the community. There are many churches, organizations and individuals in Dunnellon that also help out those less fortunate. They give out food, clothes and supplies throughout the year and food baskets are donated during the holidays.Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at Augie@Things InTown.com. 18 Riverland News, Thursday, December 5, 2013 000GT3K 000GT3I 000GRYP Als TV Antenna & Satellite352.489.567611928 N. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432 000GT3U PANTRIEScontinued from page 17 AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsJan DeWitt, co-founder of Families In Need food pantry, sorts through the fresh fruit and vegetables in preparation for her clients.