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Thursday, January 9, 2014 Vol 32 No. 10 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Womans Club to meet todayThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will meet at noon today at its clubhouse. Seven new members will be initiated. David Huckabee will be the guest speaker and discuss Alzheimers disease. There will be a potluck luncheon. Joan Deneau, Pat Grams, Cathy Kunz and Betty Von Seggern will be the hostesses. The clubs annual Soup-a-Thon will be Feb. 1.For information, call Gerry Hess at 465-8195.Knights dinner/dance scheduled SaturdayThe 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.Garden Club plans meeting Jan. 23The Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41. Ed Bugbee from Orchids by Featherstone will be the guest speaker and will dicuss how growing orchids is easy for anyone who is interested in growing them. For those of us who prefer to admire the success of others, this program will provide tempting eye-candy from this talented orchid grower. Rainbow Springs Garden Club annual membership, September through May, is $10. Visitor fee is $5 applicable toward annual membership. Two visits and youre paid for the year. For information, call Alice Kennedy at 465-3002. Yankees yank stadium proposal OCALA The prospects for professional baseball in Ocala grew dim Monday as the New York Yankees asked for suspension of their agreement, requesting that the current proposal be withdrawn. There is a possibility that, if a financing proposal is evident by April 2, the agreement could be reinstated, but indications are that such a plan is unlikely. For more than two years, the city and the Yankees had discussed moving the Florida State League Tampa Yankees from Hillsborough County to Ocala. With no facility available, that move would have required the purchase of land and the building of a minor league stadium. The site chosen was adjacent to Interstate 75, just off State Road 200 in the Heath Brook area. The city went to the county just a few months ago, although the project was announced in the media in December 2012. City officials said that for tax purposes, the county would own the stadium, which would then be leased back to the Yankees. The project also involved the construction of some new roads, Tiger Fit now fiscally fit with grant funds Tiger Fit, an afterschool fitness program at Dunnellon Middle School, which targets sixththrough eighthgrade girls in an attempt to help them make better choices about what they are eating, got a major shot in the arm right before Christmas break. And this shot wasnt a flu shot. The inaugural club and its sponsors, Constance Anderson and Carmela Samler, had learned in November they were one of eight finalists for a $5,000 grant through Fabletics, an exercise clothing line launched by actress Kate Hudson. Anderson, who considers herself a novice fitness guru, had purchased several pieces of the clothing. She then learned about the grant program. From there, Anderson and Samler, with the assistance of Beth Wood, the schools video production teacher, put together a video to submit for the application project. But shortly before the school and students departed for winter break, Anderson and Samler were notified they were one of four recipients of a $5,000 grant. Everyone is very excited, said Anderson, a Officials: Unlikely discussions for plans will resume See YANKEES page 3 Woman faces charges of child neglect DUNNELLON Authorities arrested a 37-year-old woman Friday after a deputy reportedly found children unfed and unchanged for days, according to the Citrus County Sheriffs Office. Mystie Geiger, of Dunnellon, is facing charges of two counts of child neglect without causing great bodily harm and one count of child neglect with great bodily harm. Her bond is $9,000. Reportedly, deputies were called to Geigers house after a man said he had temporary court-ordered custody of the children and he was unable to reach Geiger. She was granted visitation of the children two days per week for three weeks out of the month. The man told the deputy that Geiger had picked the children up on Dec.29 from day care in Gainesville. Their agreement was that Geiger was to return the children on New Years Day to the day care, which she did not, the report stated. When the man was unable to reach Geiger, he drove to her house for the children. He knocked on the door; however, no one answered. He believed that they were not home, so he waited down the road for Geiger to return. A short while later, he observed Geiger exit Soon, the demolition of a commercial property, occupied by three different businesses, will be necessary to make way for another drainage retention area (DRA) at the State Road 40 and U.S. 41 intersection. Terri Hannah, an agent with the state of Florida Project Land Specialist and Acquisition, had already notified the tenants in November that the building was coming down and they would have to relocate. That site is scheduled for another pond site at that corner because of the poor drainage, Hannah said. When we widen the road there, we will have even more water. We have to put the water somewhere, we cant flood peoples property. The DRA now being constructed at the south side of State Road 40 is a drainage improvement to correct the current flooding problem under the railroad bridge and at the intersection. Maureen Orkwis, secretary at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, is pleased the flooding of the roadway under the tracks will be eliminated. When it rains hard the traffic (on State Road 40) gets bad, Orkwis said. It gets down to one lane and you have to drive in the middle of the road. Dave Campbell, manager of Out-Back Self Storage on State Road 40 just east of the railroad bridge, is confident the work will eliminate the flooding problem. The road has even been closed because of all the water, Campbell said. It looks like its going to work, because the bottom of the retention pond is going to be lower than the bottom of the bridge and that will drain the water away. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) DRA project began on Oct. 28 and is expected to be completed by the end of January with a cost of $451,400. After the completion of this current project, there will be two more DRAs built in connection with the widening of State Road 40 from two to four lanes. The two ponds will be constructed just as the widening of State Road 40 begins, said FDOT Resident Contract Administrator Ronda Daniell. They will be necessary to accepting the water and drainage and to eliminate the flooding occurring on State Road 40. The DRA at the south corner of State Road 40 is 6 acres large and the pond will be located east of there will take 5 acres, according to Daniell. The pond to be located at the north corner of State Road 40 AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsWith the future expansion of both State Road 40 and U.S. 41, three businesses which currently occupy the buildings at the intersection will be forced to move within the next year, because the building will be torn down to pave way for an additional drainage retention area (DRA). Work on a new DRA across the street from the gas station, which also houses a hair salon and pizzeria, is currently underway. Road expansion, more DRAs will force businesses to relocate JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsConstance Anderson, one of the club sponsors for DMS Tiger Fit Club, found out in mid-December they were selected as a recipient of a $5,000 grant. Fledgling program wins $5K JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See FISCALLY page 2 AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See DRAIN page 2 See NEGLECT page 3 ERIN WORTHINGTON For the Riverland News Mystie Geiger JIM CLARK For the Riverland News
media specialist for the school. The girls were screaming and jumping up and down. Im not sure that they have any idea what this means, but Im just happy they are still so excited and interested. Anderson said the funds will allow the program to purchase actual fitness equipment and create a mini-gym for the girls who participate in the program. Currently, the Tiger Fit Club has an average of 40 girls who participate on a weekly basis. The group meets weekly after school, where they discuss new foods theyve sampled or implemented into their diets. Then, they participate in a joint exercise before enjoying a healthy snack afterward. We are also hoping to bring in some guest speakers, Anderson said, noting people who are nutritionists and possibly some fitness instructors. This will be an awesome opportunity for these girls to learn even more about fitness and nutrition. I hope we continue to have a lot of girls coming to the meetings and learning as much as they can. I truly believe that when you feel strong and healthy it helps you be your best in all areas of life, including school. Delbert Smallridge, the schools principal, applauded the efforts of Anderson, Samler and the young girls striving to make better choices for a healthy lifestyle. We are thrilled about the news that the Tiger Fit Club won the grant project, said the secondyear principal. Mrs. Anderson does a wonderful job as our media specialist and I know that she will do the same with our young ladies in the Tiger Fit Club as well. It will be exciting to see the impact this club will have on our students as we progress through the school year. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, January 9, 2014 000H0IZ Grooming Baths 20491 The Granada Dunnellon 489-0667 489-0667 30 30 YEARS YEARS EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE 000FYR5 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. 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Max, an Aussie, will visit Pets Plus from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Pets Plus is at 20372 E. Pennsylvania Ave. in Dunnellon. that will replace the building, will be smaller. The structure to be torn down is owned by SBK One LLC and Charlie Patel is the corporate manager for the building. He said the owner has not yet decided where they will rebuild. Jenifer Boscarino, owner of Jenifers Hair Studio, has been a tenant in the building for the past six years and is not in a hurry to move. Im planning on moving when they plow down the building, Boscarino said. Im looking forward to the move and hoping to find a better place. The gas station/convenience store occupies the largest part of the structure and is managed by Jerry Patel, who is not related to the owner of the building. The customers have told us the building is going, but I do not know, because Im not the landlord, Jerry Patel said. It is really sad. I dont know why they are moving us when it is so busy here. The third tenant is also the newest. Saucy Circles, owned by Debbie and Scott Covey, who just purchased the business in July and signed a one-year lease. We were notified in mid-November by the state agency for the possibility of assistance for relocation, Covey said. It seems like they are trying to cooperate with the tenants. They are going to stay in touch and come by to see how things are going every one or two weeks. Many things have to be accomplished before the actual removal of the building can begin. We need to get an appraiser and have to plan on court time in case we have to litigate, Hannah said. Its just a rough estimate, but the building wont come down until early 2015. Approximately two to three months before the project starts, the state has to go through the letting process, which includes several contractors bid on the job and the lowest bidder normally is awarded the job, Daniell said. With all the construction of the ponds, Ron Senykoff is just one of the Dunnellon residents who has shown concern for the effect of the natural beauty of the area. Although retired, he has a background in international agriculture and natural resource development. Im concerned about the landscaping for the DRAs and the road, Senykoff said. FDOT can easily plant native landscape that wont require additional water and cutting. They can easily maintain the property that big machines can do without a lot of hand work. He has done research on this for several years and has been voicing his concerns to various state agencies. This road work has destroyed the natural development and Im concerned, he said. Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at Augie@ThingsinTown.com. FISCALLYcontinued from page 1 DRAINcontinued from page 1
The Marion County Sheriffs Citizens Academy and Partnership (CAP) program, a free 12-week educational course about the operations of the Sheriffs Office, is accepting applications for the winter course. The class will be offered at three locations. The Marion County Sheriffs Office will host a class from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Jan. 28. The class will be at the MCSO Central Operations, 3300 NW 10 St. in Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room. To register for this class, email Jenifer Lowe at JLowe@marionso. com or call 352-368-3598. The Belleview Public Library, 13145 SE County Road 484 in Belleview, will host a class from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 29. To register for this class, email Jenifer Lowe at JLowe@ marionso.com or call 352-368-3598. On Top of the World will host a class from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 30 at its Master the Possibilities learning center. Registration for the OTOW class is open to the public but must be done through Master the Possibilities by calling 8543699 or online at MasterThe Possibilities.com. All students must complete the application form found on marionso.com. During the program, MCSO staff will highlight all units within the Sheriffs Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, corrections and prosecution. After graduation, students will be offered an exclusive chance to obtain their concealed weapons license through a firearms safety course instructed by Sheriff Chris Blair. and the purchase of some land at the 42nd Street flyover, by the city, where a new road would intersect. Council President John McCleod read a letter from Tony Bruno of the Yankees, in which Bruno pointed out that the project had, according to him, encountered unexpected opposition. He therefore asked that the current proposal be withdrawn but said he would be happy to consider other proposals in the future. The council members present voted unanimously to suspend the agreement, and then authorized McLeod to appear before the County Commission the next day, Jan. 7, to advise them that it was no longer necessary to proceed with the ordinances authorizing a referendum, and also that a proposed ordinance allowing alcohol sales was not needed. They city also halted the purchase of the land near the flyover. Council member Mary Rich and Mayor Kent Guinn did not attend the noon meeting. The city said it had spent about $300,000 on the project, money that could not be recovered. Councilman Brent Malever said the taxpayer money would have gone a long way to other things. After a short discussion on the fact that there would be a study of what could be done in the future, City Manager Matt Brower said: There are lessons to be learned so we dont stumble again. The objections that surfaced in the county were not aimed at having a baseball team, but spending taxpayer money to fund a new stadium. The city had asked the county to put a half-percent sales tax on the ballot, but commissioners could not come up with an agreeable plan. At a work session held at the Livestock Pavilion, an overwhelming number of speakers were in favor of the project, with members of the business community and Chamber and Economic Partnership leading the way. However, at almost all the subsequent County Commission meetings, the feelings tilted the other way, with the majority of speakers talking against the project. 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According to a report, the bodies of Latalia Robinson, 32, and her estranged husband, Dean Hamilton, 33, were found in the master bedroom. Robinson was found on the bed in the master bedroom, and the man was found on the floor. A gun was found near the bedpost. There was blood near both victims. The report stated a judge had previously ordered Hamilton not to return to the Water Oak Avenue house. The couple was separated, and the husband was living in a house with a friend. The bodies were discovered by the couples children, who had been brought to the house by a friend, who when he attempted to contact both Robinson and Hamilton, but couldnt, took the children to the Rainbow Lakes Estates house in an attempt to locate the couple. Upon arrival at 24113 NE Water Oak Ave., the friend saw the fathers car in the yard with the front windows rolled down. When he went to close the windows, he said he sent the children into the house to see if their parents were there. The children found the couple dead of apparent gunshot wounds. On the morning of Dec. 28, the children ate breakfast with their mother at the Water Oak Avenue house, then went to be with their father at the other house. According to the report, the children went to bed that evening. On the morning of Dec. 29, the friend asked them to wake up their father, but the children came back and said he was gone. After trying to locate the father all day, the friend decided to go to the childrens house, and had to use a GPS to find the location. That was when the bodies were discovered. When deputies arrived, they found Marion County Fire Rescue personnel putting crime scene tape around the vehicle. Their original call had said someone was in cardiac arrest in the home. The report did not list the ages of the children. Riverland News YANKEES continued from page 1 the front door of the residence and stumble down the stairs. She then went back inside the residence, and he elected to call law enforcement, according to the report. When deputies arrived, they found the sliding glass door open and a strong odor of urine. The deputy announced his presence, but there was no answer back. Reportedly, a 5-yearold, wearing only underwear, ran from the home to the man with custody. In the report, the deputy said he entered a bedroom of the residence and observed Geiger unconscious on an air mattress, and she appeared to have urinated all over herself and the bed. Also, lying in the urine was a 1-year-old child who appeared sluggish. The deputy ordered the complainant to retrieve the child and to take both children to his vehicle, according to the report. Unable to wake Geiger, the deputy checked the remainder of the residence and was unable to locate the third reported child. The report states that while waiting for emergency medical service to arrive, the man with custody attempted to change the diaper of the 1-yearold child. When he opened the diaper, they observed feces, urine, blood and mold inside the diaper. It had stuck to the child and he or she began to cry. The 5-year-old told the deputy he or she was hungry and had not eaten since Geiger had picked him or her up from day care, according to CCSO. Reportedly, both children were transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville for treatment. The other child, a 14-year-old, was not found at Geigers residence. She had called a friend on New Years Eve to pick her up. Once awoken, Geiger acknowledged who she was, said she had drunk a lot of wine and didnt remember if she had fed the children. She was arrested and transported to the Citrus County Detention Facility. Man, 57, charged with DUIJack E. Stollard, 57, of Homosassa, was charged Monday with driving under the influence, his second offense, as well as refusal to submit to a lawful test of his breath, second subsequent refusal, according to a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report. His bond was set at $1,500. Solution to puzzle on Page 10 NEGLECT continued from page 1 Photo by Jenifer Lowe Sheriff Chris Blair presents a CAP graduation certificate to Clinnon Alexander of Dunnellon.
4 Riverland News, Thursday, January 9, 2014 RIVER VIEWS The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association RIVERLAND NEWS Thanks to the residents of Dunnellon for loveOn Oct. 26, my mom, Vicki Lynn Braun, passed away. My mom and stepdad, Al Braun, moved up to Dunnellon in 1987, and loved the city and its people. In return, the city and its residents showed a similar relation to my parents. At her memorial in November, many of you came and expressed your thoughts, and I have heard from many at later times. As we enter this new year, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for your thoughts and the love you showed my mom. May 2014 be a good year for all of you.David PeltonKirkland, Wash.Hats off to Norms Clean Cuts for caring about childrenEvery year, day in and day out, Norms Clean Cuts collects toys for Toys for Tots and collects food for the Food 4 Kids, which provides backpacks to children so no one will go hungry over the weekend. Well this year, a lady came in, while Haydee was on duty, with a big bag of toys. The hand-crocheted animals, all individually packed in zip lock bags, were beautiful and the workmanship stunning. We would like to meet the lady who dropped off the donations. Maybe if you read this letter, you would stop by Norms Clean Cuts. Thank you, and all of the people who came and made donations. The boxes that were filled with toys must have made a lot of kids happy. The man who comes in and brings basketballs, soccer balls, the adorable bikes; there are just so many to mention. Since Christmas is a very special time for me, it warms my heart to see how generous you all are. The best part, it goes on all year-round, and the backpacks are there to be filled every week. We live in a wonderful town with wonderful people. Thank you all, and thank you Norm for all you do.Rosemarie Kleuker,Dunnellon Mayor wishes all a Happy New Year Words are to a writer as a hammer is to a carpenter. Remember those word problems we used to solve on the school aptitude tests? They were always a challenge for me. But Ive always loved to write. In the second grade, Mrs. Aragona encouraged me to put my thinking cap on and write short stories. Then, in the fifth grade, I wrote what I considered my first real story. It was a mystery and the idea came when a friend and I found an abandoned car in the woods. In sixth-grade English Literature, Mrs. Stephenfield opened up a whole new world when she made us read To Kill a Mockingbird. From that moment on, I knew I wanted to be a writer. However, my true passion came out in my sophomore year of high school when Mr. Wells gave me my poetic license in creative writing. The sky was the limit and he encouraged our imagination. We wrote about everything, in every form imaginable. Mr. Wells adored words, and we all adored him. His favorite word was kumquat. He loved the way it sounded. I didnt really have any favorites back then, but now I seem to favor words like antipasto and avocado; the foreign sounding words with a lot of syllables. Mr. Wells would enunciate words and emphasize the placement of accents, which I struggled to understand. He would patiently ask me, do you say THURSday or do you say ThursDAY? To which I would reply, Neither. I just say Thursday. Oh I know he got very frustrated. Ive used my writing to convey feelings to mend broken fences and for therapy. All through high school my friend, Grant Chance, and I would constantly write poems and letters that we would share with each other and try to perfect. I even wrote love letters for some of my friends to use. Then I entered college and writing, although still fun, became quite the chore. Rewriting an article over and over until the professor was happy was sometimes impossible. It drives me crazy when people use the improper form of a word. Like when they use hear for here or there for their. It changes the whole meaning of the sentence. Did you know these words are called homophones? I can forgive a misspelling because words dont read like they sound, but come on get it write pun intended. Last, week my grandson asked me, When I write I went to the store, do I use to or too? I was so proud of him for asking, and hes only 8. Sadly, I never pursued my OPINIONS INVITEDThe opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. STATE OF THE CITY LETTERS JERSEY GIRL THE OTHER GUY This ol highways getting longer. Seems there aint no end in sight. To sleep would be best, but I just cant afford to rest. Garth Brooks, Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)My children and I are still coming down from our Christmas high. Our trek to Kansas for the holiday was amazing, in case anyone was still wondering. For me, personally, I believe it was a needed break from my typical day-to-day grind. It truly was a break I needed and the getaway was very relaxing. I cannot say the same for the snowball Jackson plugged me in the lower back with, which drifted into another lower region causing me to jump and howl. My mother, I dont believe, has ever laughed harder in her life. The kids and I handled the colder temperatures as well as could be expected. Jackson was none too thrilled about having to wear multiple layers of clothes. Jayden dealt with it in stride and Emma felt like a fashionable winter model with her pink hat, gloves and boots. Did I mention Christmas was amazing? Yes I did. I cannot truly say the drive there and back was amazing. Apparently, Ive forgotten what long, long road trips are like. Much to my surprise, and my delight, the kids did awesome. Certainly, technology played a significant role in keeping the boys entertained and subdued. Emma, I believe, enjoyed the sights behind closed eyes. No one bothered to forewarn me about the challenges of driving up and down through the mountains in Tennessee and straight into a thunderstorm in the midnight hour. I know how Wylie Coyote felt as he was about to plunge off the cliff after being duped by the roadrunner. Im not sure if Ive stopped puckering after that experience. Ive never been a fan of heights. Im the guy who closes his eyes on a roller coaster until weve made it past the first drop. I have Mr. Anderson, my eighth-grade stage craft teacher not the evil agent from the Matrix trilogy, to thank for that. Now Im certain the view from atop the mountains is beautiful, breathtaking and awe-inspiring, but at close to midnight, pitch black with patches of fog and a thunderstorm to rival those of biblical proportion in the not so far off distance, just tell me when I can open my eyes again. Yeah, this was my Wylie Coyote moment here. I could not close my eyes and hang on for dear life. I was the one behind the wheel. Finally safe and sound out of the mountains, the epic winter thunderstorms ravaging the Tennessee valley greeted us with nothing other than a thunderous ovation. Not in a rush, we slowed down like many other drivers except for those who Im certain were NASCAR fans. Those types of drivers are the ones Are we there yet? The written word and its powers Happy New Year Dunnellon, our friends and our neighbors! I hope you have all had a great holiday season and like me are looking forward to a happy and prosperous new year. This year holds so much promise for our city and surrounding area. Some very exciting news for our city is the brand-new hiking and biking trail bridge that is almost complete crossing the Withlacoochee River. Made to look like an old rail bridge, this bridge will close the gap between trails by tying together the Withlacoochee State Forest Trail and the Cross Florida Greenway creating almost 200 miles of interconnected trail. The states ultimate goal includes our city in the Heart of Central Florida Bike Loop creating nearly 1000 miles of interconnected trail. Our city should welcome this healthy, silent sport and embrace the million-plus users who share these two trails annually. I am very proud in just my first year to have fulfilled much of what I campaigned to do for you and our neighbors. I have worked hard to gain consensus with our City Council and with that new consensus we were able to make a change at the city manager and city attorney positions. This change did not come easily and the positions were not filled immediately. Our interim City Manager Eddie Esch and newly hired City Attorney Virginia Cassady have gone above and beyond my expectations. They both have offered practical, common-sense solutions to many of the problems we have faced and continue to face. The Council also spent quite a few months debating the red-light camera issue and after much deliberation voted almost unanimously to remove them. If you didnt know already, the red-light cameras are gone. I was very happy to see them go as I was outspoken that red-light cameras were not welcome in our small, tight-knit, tourist-friendly city. If youre like me, you feel a bit different now driving through town on U.S. 41. Keep in mind, however, running a red light is not only very dangerous, but its still a ticketable offense. The most recent move to be of interest to you happened just before Christmas. Many of you may have been away for the holidays when we called a special Council meeting to meet our very important, self-imposed deadline on the Greenlight Communications issue. Drum roll please ... The City Council finally voted unanimously to complete a deal with Florida Cable, selling the Greenlight See JERSEY page 5 Audrey Beem Nathan Whitt Jeff Bryan Editor See CITY page 5 See OTHER page 5
Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers Habitat for Humanity of Marion County is looking for volunteers to help in construction, fundraising, the ReStore and the upcoming Strawberry and Craft Festival. For information about volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Marion County Inc., visit habit atocala.org/volunteer or call Brittney Fish, volunteer coordinator, at 352-351-4663. Habitat for Humanity of Marion County is a donor/volunteer-driven organization.Agency in need of volunteersThe Annie W. Johnson Service Center and the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store are in need of volunteers, who should have an understanding and a passion for the causes supported by the agency. For information, call 489-8021.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.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. Communications enterprise, which put a stop to the unmanageable monthly losses. Not to mention, those salaries and that huge black hole in our budget have disappeared. Point blank, Greenlight has been sold. I was very happy there was no interruption of service to any Greenlight customers and almost all of the Greenlight staff was retained by Florida Cable. I hope and pray that this move saved many Christmases. Most important, I am so very proud to have been a big part in bringing listening back to City Council. This Council has truly found a new direction and I am very proud of the rest of the Council members for this. We may not all agree on everything, but there is one thing I think we can all agree on the more we listen to our citizens and heed their advice, the better off we all are. Now we work our way through the courts, both legal and of public opinion. The state has been working diligently with city staff in determining our next steps. I applaud our citizens and neighbors who have been outspoken at workshops and meetings with diversity and enthusiasm. Please continue to come to meetings, participate in your government, share your opinions and make your voice heard. Hopefully, in another year, Dunnellon will be back on track toward being the wonderful, vibrant small town we all know we already are. Best wishes for an exciting new year. dream to be a professional writer until I was almost 50 years old. Life and raising my family were always getting in the way. After 26 years of working 9 to 5 jobs, I suddenly found myself unemployed. When my husband asked what I wanted to do, I thought about it for about 5 minutes and replied, Ive always wanted to write a book. He never laughed, he simply told me to go for it. Guess you could call me a late bloomer. Im happy, though, as I was finally able to take a year off and fulfill my dream. The young adult novel sits unpublished, but in my heart it was a huge success. Book No. 2 has yet to be put on paper. The imagination is a wonderful thing and I so enjoy making up stories with my grandchildren. I start the story and then let them fill in the rest. With my granddaughter, it was always about princesses and witches and falling in love. Now with my grandson, its about snakes and Darth Vader and SpongeBob. It always gets us laughing. Journalism runs in the family. My older brother has been a sports writer and editor for more than 30 years; first at the Tampa Tribune and now for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. My youngest daughter majored in journalism at CFCC and also wrote for the college newspaper. Last month, my granddaughter told us she might want to be a journalist when she grows up, or either a Victorias Secret model. I think she could do both. Hopefully, Nanaw will have a thing or two to teach her when shes ready; at least, of course, about the writing and not the modeling. I just hope she doesnt wait 50 years to do it. Riverland News, Thursday, January 9, 2014 5 Missing Something? 352-563-5655 000H286 Sundays $ 13.00 for 26 Weeks 000H162 11371 N. Williams St. Suite 1 Dunnellon (352) 465-1188 11371 N. Williams St. 11371 N. 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The kids were sound asleep and the countless hours wed already been on the road left my brother and me weary, so we paused for a power nap. The kids woke up by the time wed reached Missouri, just in time to search the Arch and see snow falling in St. Charles. They loved every moment of it. The return was better, because we didnt have the thunderstorms, nor did we have to worry about road conditions. We had an additional driver to help pave the way. Still, I learned at 4 oclock in the morning when we were closing in on Jacksonville that long-distance driving is a young mans game and Im not as young as I once thought I was. About that time, Emma started to wake up and was a tad fussy. I cannot say I blame her. Id be a tad fussy after sleeping that much in a car seat for such a long time. So I quickly unstrapped her to change her diaper and by the time Id finished and placed her in my arms to put her back in the car seat, shed already fallen asleep again. I didnt have the heart to monkey with the straps for fear of waking her. I did what any fearless, sleep deprived back-seat driver would do. I broke the law. I sprawled at as best I could, strapped the seatbelt over the both of us and let her snuggle in closely for the next four hours. I peered over the seat to see the boys had sprawled out in the back, sound asleep. Shortly before arriving in Jacksonville, Id realized Id slept for about 30 minutes. My bottom was numb, there was a kink in my neck and my back felt like Id been jabbed with a million needles. Yes, I have a fear of needles. I was ready for a fresh pot of coffee. My conscious could mumble one phrase to my brother and the pilot of this worn out return voyage. Are we there yet? I asked. My brother, with a foreboding look of my father in him, leaned over and responded, really? By the time we reached my brothers apartment, the kids were wide awake, bounding from the rental car, shouting with glee. Dad? the boys asked. Yes, I said walking toward the door, the thought of a fresh coffee still at the forefront of my conscious. That was so awesome, when are we doing it again? they quizzed me. Uh, I stammered, eye-balling my brother. When youre older fellas; well do it again. Awesome, they said, thinking more like about the time they have their licenses to drive. That was so cool we got to sleep in the back. We want to do it again. Theres no rest for the weary. OTHER continued from page 4 GUEST COLUMN Have you ever heard the old expression, Where everybody knows your name? It was associated with Cheers, the long-running television shows theme song, but also with the way the Dunnellon community views its police department. I love it, its a small town, people know us on a first name basis, said Lt. Sue Webb of the agency. Its nice because you get to know people, so youre not just a guy or a girl wearing a badge. You are just like anyone else, a regular person. Working in a small department in a small community has its benefits. When a crime happens, chances are you have a better idea of who could have done it, because of the size of the area we work in and the relationship we have with the community, said Officer Adam Robinson. Thats all the stuff you dont see behind the scene. This isnt just your ordinary police department; were also highly involved in the community, working together to make a difference. The officers and staff put in many volunteer hours giving back on fundraising events throughout the year, starting with Special Olympics at the beginning of the year and continuing until Christmas with the Cops for Kids program. The department consists of 10 officers, which includes myself, Lt. Webb and Cpl. Mike Miley along with two staff members; have made the name hometown police department something to be reckoned with. In 2013, more than $25,028 was raised. These donations were from various fundraising events such as Special Olympics Florida, Making Strides/American Cancer Society and Cops for Kids Program just to name a few. The Dunnellon police department also has a Secret Santa program and received toys and gifts from Toys for Tots. A total of 59 children benefited from this. Lt. Webb and myself delivered gifts on behalf of the agency to the Ronald McDonald House in Gainesville; therefore, providing many more children with a brighter Christmas. Above all, our department believes and stands firm on making sure the community is safe and secure. While calls for service, solving crimes and traffic incidents were much higher in 2013, the department still feels strongly about helping the community and will never stop. Why? Because thats who we are. Giving back to the community couldnt have been possible without our supporters, business owners and to you the citizens who have been so giving. May each and every one of you have a wonderful New Year and we look forward to being your hometown police department in 2014. Hometown police department Joanne Black CITY continued from page 4 COMMUNITY BRIEFS
Edward Carl Johnson, 87Edward Carl Johnson, 87, passed away, peacefully, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in his home in Dunnellon. With the caring support of Hospice of Marion Co., he was able to enjoy a loving Christmas with his family. He leaves behind his wife, Gloria Jimmie Johnson, the love of his life for 65 years; sister, Mildred Lingner; daughter, Judith Mcleod; grandson, Shaun Mcleod; granddaughter Laurel Thompson; greatgranddaughter, Savannah Mcleod; and a loving extended family. Born and married in Chicago, he moved to South Florida, living on Key Biscayne for 18 years. He designed and built a home in Marion Co. in 1973 and taught architectural drafting at Citrus High School. His greatest joy in life was traveling the country with Jimmie, in their motorhome, exploring all 50 states. They also cruised the San Juan Islands off Washington and Canada, Lake Michigan; and the Florida coasts & waterways by boat. His was a life well lived. You will be missed, Eddie! The family request memorial donations to be made to Hospice of Marion County. Arrangements have been entrusted to Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon. Condolences may be made to Robertsof dunnellon.com. Iwas sitting on the back porch sipping an ice-cold tea with a splash of lemon when I received a text from a relative up north. I was enjoying a pleasant afternoon basking in the winter sun of Florida. I am not sure what God was thinking of when he created the north with all that bad weather and snow and such, but I know what he was thinking of when He created the South especially Florida. He was thinking in particular of me and my insatiable love of the sun. Basking in the Florida sun is the great reward of being smart and moving to Florida. I have some friends who were born in Florida and think they are a little bit better than me. I remind them that they had no choice of being born in Florida but I, on the other hand, moved to Florida on my own volition. I think I have the upper hand on that one. I may be old but I certainly do delight in the modern technology. It used to be that when you got a call from a relative you had to answer the telephone and talk to the person on the other end for as long as they hung on. Today, thanks to modern-gadgetry; when a relative wants to contact me, they usually do it by text. I love it. Getting a text is a strange thing, or it can be. If I do not respond right away, I can always claim that there is something wrong with my cell phone and my texting isnt working right today. Then I can get back to that relative whenever it suits me. Or, as the case with some relatives, and you know who I mean, I can ignore it. If you are a relative of mine and have not heard from me or had any of your text answered the simple answer is, I am not really ignoring you (ha ha ha) my cell phone is not working correctly. This relative who texted me was complaining about how cold it was up north and even had the courtesy to send me a picture of their backyard just chock-full of some white substance known as snow. The text read, I bet you wish you were here to enjoy this? I think that relative would have lost that bet for sure. I love those snow scenes on postcards or in text messages like this one, but as to be personally involved with all of the frigid snow, do not bet on me! Years ago, Cold and I experienced a deep disagreement and we have been separated ever since. As far as I am concerned, the separation is final! I really do not want anything more to do with Cold. We are not even on speaking terms. Cold, after all, is a relative thing especially when the relatives are up north in the winter. Up north, they complain when the temperature falls below 30. Here in Florida I complain when the temperature falls below 70. Whenever the temperature dips below that magical 70, I have to break out one of my sweaters. What an inconvenience for me to have to put on a sweater because it is just a little bit cool on the outside. Then my relative sent me a picture of her standing in the snow looking like the abominable snowman. She had more clothes on than I actually own and have in my closet. I wonder how she walks around wearing all those clothes? How in the world does she ever sit down wearing all those clothes? And what about that thing wrapped around her head? We have hats here in Florida but not quite like the one she was wearing. It looked like she was wearing some igloo. At this point in my life, I could not afford, for a variety of reasons, to move back north. I do not think my relatives up north could put up with me at this point. They offer me a friendly invitation to come and spend some time with them during the winter season. I really could not handle it. As soon as the temperature dropped below 70, I would be complaining, grouching and working on everybodys nerves. I would be such a nuisance that they would have to get together and buy me a plane ticket back to sunny Florida. My relatives should thank me for not moving up north to enjoy the snow with them. See how much I am saving my relatives? Do they appreciate it? No relationship is quite like that relationship that spans several hundred miles.6 Riverland News, Thursday, January 9, 2014 000H1X2 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 000GUYF 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Weekday Groups: Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent adventepiscopal.net 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 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 000H1X3 000GK64 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 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 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 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 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 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 Cold is as cold feels, and pastor doesnt like coldOUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder Edward Carl Johnson See PASTOR page 11 OBITUARY Wedding Bouton-Schwier Matthew Bouton and Amber Schwier married Dec. 18, 2013, in a private ceremony at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church with their family. Focusing solely on each other and their vows, they said their I dos in the presence of the Rev. Bill Stephens and his wife, Dawn, their parents, and young daughter, Emily, who was also the flower girl. Matt is the son of Mike and Janice Bouton. He was born in Fort Lauderdale and moved to Dunnellon when he was 11. He was home-schooled, along with his five siblings, Daniel, Justin, Nicole, David and Caleb. Matt works as a Hatchery Technician for the Mariculture Center at Duke Energy Power Plant in Crystal River. Amber is the daughter of Steve and Nancy Schwier. She was born in Gainesville and raised in Dunnellon. She attended Dunnellon High School along with her three siblings, Jeremiah, Bradley and Heidi. She furthered her education by attending CFCC, SFCC, St Petersburg College, USF, Eckerd College and the University of Florida. Amber is the director of Clinical Research and the Institutional Review Board for the Department of Surgery at the University of Florida and Shands Hospital in Gainesville. The couple will reside in Dunnellon.
Riverland News, Thursday, January 9, 2014 7 ABOVE: Connie Gibson, foreground, snaps a picture of her friend, Annette Herman, and Parker during a pre-concert meet-and-greet in the Fellowship Hall at the church. LEFT: Attendees applaud Josh Parker after his guitar solo during the first segment of Ivan Parkers Gospel Concert at First United Methodist Church. BELOW: Raegann Jerrels enjoys some pre-concert appetizers as her mother, Meghann, looks on. ABOVE: Concertgoers enjoy a variety of appetizers and snacks at a meet-and-greet ceremony with Ivan Parker prior to his performance at the church. BELOW: The Royalty sisters, front to back, Leah, Lydia, Rayna and Ellie, served as the opening act for Parker. The quartet hails from Lecanto. Legendary Gospel singer Ivan Parker, right, and his son, Josh, share some playful banter during their performance Saturday night at the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon. This is the second straight year Parker, who for a number of years performed with the famed gospel group The Gaithers, has appeared at the church. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News
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LECANTO Seven Rivers Christian gave visiting Dunnellon more than it bargained for in the Warriors gym Friday, forcing the Tigers to fend off a late push by their upset-minded foe to escape with a 63-58 victory in boys hoops action. The games margin of score never widened beyond six points until the SRCS offense ground to a halt for the first half of the third quarter. Later in the half, a bucket by senior Christian Rosario made it a 60-44 Dunnellon lead with 4:44 remaining. But Seven Rivers (3-7), fighting fatigue with its seven-man Class 2A roster and relying almost exclusively on scoring by senior Adam Gage and junior Cory Weiand, narrowed it to a twopossession game for the final 1:10 after a wideopen Roy Finney converted a Gage pass for a 3-pointer. The Warriors trailed 62-57 on the back of a pair of Weiand (17 points) free throws with 41 seconds remaining, and looked poised to make it a one-possession matchup after Dunnellon (9-5) committed a 10-second violation in its backcourt on its ensuing possession. Seven Rivers couldnt muster another field goal after Finneys bucket, however, and managed just one more point on its final three possessions. If we dont execute offensively, run through our series of plays, then we struggle, SRCS head coach Jim Ervin said. Thats what happened in the third quarter, when (Dunnellon) got a little bit of a lead. Im proud the way the kids played, overall, he added. They came to battle and didnt give up. What can I say about Adam Gage and Cory Weiand? On top of being excellent basketball players, theyre just competitors. While Dunnellon struggled mightily on offense in the opening quarter 3 for 15 from the field and 0 for 8 from 3-point range Gage settled in with a pair of early 3s in helping his group to a 14-11 advantage after a quarter of play. Gage poured in 19 points in the first half en route to a game-high 35, and managed 11 boards 10 in the second half for the night. It was juniors The DMS Brain Bowl students will compete in a fast-paced, buzzer style, general knowledge and current event competition from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Vanguard High School. We wish you the best of luck and have a lot of fun The following Brain Bowl students with their sponsor, Mr. Stephen Williams, have spent many hours preparing for these competitions against other middle school students within the Marion County School District. Team members include: Maggie Barde, Nathaniel CarrollDouglas, Yoander Ferrer, Jacob Harris, Darby Langworthy, Toni Morgan, Amber OConnell, Amber VonSeggern, Trevor VonSegger and Emily Weaver. Thank you for the time you have spent away from your families to prepare and build your general knowledge skills as you proudly represent your school, Dunnellon Middle School. There will be no school Thursday and Friday, Jan. 16 and 17, as teachers attend inservice sessions and prepare grades for the end of the second quarter. We would like our DMS students to consider that teacher in-service days clearly demonstrates to us that learning is a lifelong process and will always be part of our lives. Dunnellon Middle School, as a Title 1 school, has been allotted funds to enable us to offer students free tutoring. Any student is welcome and encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to work one-on-one with our highly qualified teachers. We hope any student who would like to learn, or is in need of assistance with any core subject, please sign up for morning or afternoon tutoring. You can even attend both sessions if you want to. Parents, complete the parent permission form for your student to come to tutoring. For information or a copy of the form, call 465-6720. We would like to remind our students that attendance does matter. Every day you are in school, you are building your skill-set you need to be successful now, in high school and in your adult life. Make sure you come to school every day, dont miss out on this opportunity to prepare for your future earning power.Box Tops for EducationWe welcome your donations all year long. Thank you for thinking of us and please drop off your box tops at the front desk of Building No. 1 or the discipline/attendance office in Building No. 10. Schedule of EventsTODAY 7:30 a.m. FFA Practice in the Ag Room. 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Chorus practice. 3:40 to 4:45 p.m. Girls Bible study club. 3:40 to 5 p.m. Boys and girls basketball practice. SATURDAY 8:45 to 12:30 p.m. Brain Bowl Competition at Vanguard High School. MONDAY, JAN. 13 3:40 to 4:45 p.m. Tiger Fit Club. TUESDAY, JAN. 14 7:30 a.m. FFA Practice in the Ag Room. 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Chorus practice. 3:40 to 4:55 p.m. Brain Bowl practice. 3:40 to 5 p.m. Boys and girls basketball practice. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 7:30 a.m. FFA Practice in the Ag Room. 3:40 to 5 p.m. Boys and girls basketball practice. 000H1XI 000H2FW Ocala 671-5374 The Villages 633-7019 Insured & GuaranteedYield and deposit amount subject to availability. *APY promotional new customer incentives included to obtain yield. Certain restrictions apply. Rates may vary depending on deposit amount. All Bank accounts are FDIC insured to the legal limitsAPPOINTMENTS RECOMMENDED Ocala 671-5374 The Villages 633-7019Ask about IRAs, 401K transfers, fixed annuities and longer term 3.26%APY*6 Month CD2.23%APY*12 Month CD RIVERLANDEDUCATIONRiverland News, Thursday, January 9, 2014 9 DMS brainiacs set for countywide competition Delbert Smallridge DMS PrincipalPRINCIPALS OFFICE Winning classroom treated to Ice Cream Party Special to the Riverland NewsSydney White, left, and Hailey Rush, members of Dunnellon Elementary School 4-H, pose by the food collection gathered during a schoolwide community-service project. The food was donated to The Salvation Army in Marion County. Dunnellon 4H CLub participated in the Bring the Harvest Home Food Drive, a 4H countywide community service project to help The Salvation Army. The 4H members challenged all the classes to see which class could bring in the most food. Sydney White went on the morning announcements for four days to promote this as a schoolwide community-service project. The committee wanted to include the Dunnellon students in this project. The class with the highest percentage of items was treated to an Ice Cream Party served by some of the 4H members. Members put out boxes in every classroom promoting the drive. They put up flyers made by Kylee Follet around the school and by the car-rider line. Members then went around picking up and counting the items to see who would win. It was their good work promoting the project which got the students at Dunnellon Elementary to help in this community-service project. The Dunnellon 4H Club with the help of the students and teachers collected 632 pounds. 4H Clubs countywide collected more than 1,400 pounds of food. The Dunnellon 4H Club also donated another 120 pounds of food to a local food pantry here in Dunnellon. In turn, this project helps the members and students understand about doing a community-service project, hands on. Mrs. Lourys second-grade class won the Ice Cream Party and 4H members served them. The members and students really enjoyed this project and in turn promoted what good citizens they are. Stormwater education grants availablePublic 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 2013-2014 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.marioncountyfl.o rg/stormwater.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.DHS Kiddie World has openingsAre you interested in a way to build your childs foundation for learning before kindergarten at a reasonable price? Dunnellon High Schools Kiddie World is looking for new little smiles to join the Kiddie World family. These services run from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday for children ages 3 to 5 years old. The cost is $10 a week. The Kiddie World program offers an array of activities such as teaching centers, snack time, playground time, music, basic language skills (phonics) and math skills. For information, contact Tracy Zellers at 465-6745. EDUCATION NEWS Special to the Riverland News Tigers slip past fiesty Seven Rivers MATT PFIFFNER/For the Riverland NewsDunnellons Andre Hairston snags a defensive rebound in front of Seven Rivers Christian School senior Adam Gage on Friday night at Seven Rivers Christian School in Lecanto. The Tigers walked away with a 63-58 victory over the Warriors. SEAN ARNOLD For the Riverland News See TIGERS page 12
Church to host baked ziti dinerHoly Faith Episcopal Church will host a baked ziti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Holy Faith Episcopal Church at 19924 W. Blue Cove Drive. Donation is $7 for adults; $3 for children, 12 and younger. Take-out dinners are available. For information, call 489-2685.Church schedules spaghetti dinnerThe United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon will host its annual spaghetti dinner at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Friendship Hall at the church at 21501 West State Road 40. Adult tickets are $6 in advance; children 10 and younger are $3. Adult tickets at the door are $7. For information or advance tickets, call the church office at 489-4026.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, selfhelp, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-OnTape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store hours are 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. Police collecting used cell phonesThe Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for victims of Domestic Violence. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violence shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique.Watch-Clock Collectors meet once monthlyThe Chapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) meet at 8 a.m. the fourth Sunday monthly except December at VFW Post 4781 at 9401 SE 110 St., Ocala. The facility is off State Road 200, behind Sims Furniture and next to MRMC Medical Park at Timber Ridge approximately 8/10 of a mile east of County Road 484. The presentation topics are about repair and maintenance of clocks and watches and related subjects. The public is welcome to attend. There is a $2 fee, which covers refreshments and expenses. For information, call Roger B. Krieger at 352527-0669 or Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924.10 Riverland News, Thursday, January 9, 2014 000H0JJ DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000GVWQ AIR CONDITIONING 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 795 $ 795 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 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American Legion Post No. 58 members visit area assisted-living facilities Special to the Riverland NewsSeven members of American Legion Post No. 58 and the Ladies Auxiliary visited 28 veterans from Dec. 17 to 19 at four assisted-living facilities Quiet Oaks, top left; Harbor House, top right; Haven House, bottom left; and Always There, bottom right. Each veteran was presented with a holiday tote containing various items. In addition, veterans who had not already received a lap quilt were given one. Following introductions, an opening prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, refreshments were enjoyed by all. Each veteran was thanked for serving the U.S. The following businesses, individuals and organizations made contributions toward the veterans gifts: Northern Tool in Ocala, Genesis Hearing Care in Dunnellon, Winnie Dill in Homosa ssa and American Legion Post No. 58 in Dunnellon. 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You know the old saying, Absence makes the heart grow fonder. So, if you add distance to that absence you have the epitome of a wonderfully fond heart. Many things separate us from one another. Sometimes that separation is voluntary and sometimes it isnt. The apostle Paul understood that nothing could separate him from God. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39). It does not matter how cold it is outside as long as inside there is a warm relationship with God bordering on fiery expectation.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@ att.net. His website is www.jamessnyder ministries.com. Riverland News, Thursday, January 9, 2014 11 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. 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CHAMBERLIN a/k/a ROBERT DOUGLAS CHAMBERLIN, deceased, whose date of death was November 3, 2013, File Number 2013-CP-1954, 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 January 9, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ PHILIP JEFFREY CHAMBERLIN 4860 N.W. 83rd Terrace, Ocala, Florida 34482 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ ROBERT J. REYNOLDS Florida Bar No. 0021415 Primary E-Mail: br ettandr email@example.com BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 January 9 & 16, 2014. 424-0116 RIV Granlund, Janet L. 2013-CP-1960 Notice To Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-1960 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF JANET L. GRANLUND Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JANET L. GRANLUND, deceased, whose date of death was August 14, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 9, 2014. Personal Representative: DEBORAH L. BROOKS 14090 SE 92nd Ave., Summerfield, Florida 34491 Attorney for Personal Representative: Melissa F. Williams, Attorney for DEBORAH L. BROOKS Florida Bar Number: 0100084 MARY F. TROTTER P.A., 541 Fieldcrest Drive, The Villages, FL 32162 Telephone: (352) 205-7245 Fax: (352) 205-7305 E-Mail: Melissa@trotterlaw.com January 9 & 16, 2014. 421-0109 RIV 1/27 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 1/27/2014 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. 1GCEC19M5TE250429 1996 CHEVROLET Jan. 9, 2014. 422-0109 RIV 1/24 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 1/24/2014 9:00 am at 19940 N US 41, McIntosh, FL 32664, 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. 1FTZX1768WNA54094 1998 FORD Jan. 9, 2014. 423-0109 RIV 1/21 sale PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: D & D TOWING OF OCALA gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 4125 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34479-2427, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statues. D & D TOWING OF OCALA reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. Sale date: 21 JAN 2014 @ 9 AM 1984 DATS VIN # JN1HZ14S5EX002824 Jan. 9, 2014. 425-0109 RIV 1/28 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE ROBERTS TOWING AND RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell this vehicle on 1/28/2014, 9:00 am at 18398 N. US HWY 301, CITRA, FL 32113, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ROBERTS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids 2000 CHEV VIN: 1G1JC1247Y7221172 Jan. 9, 2014. ELITE ROOFING Excellence in Roofing! EliteRoofing Inc.com Lic# Ccc1327656 /Ins. ***352-639-1024*** STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Kats Kritter Kare & Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sitting & House Cleaning (352) 270-4672 WE B UY ALL A UT OS with or without titles ANY CONDITION Cindy (813) 505-6939 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 Hernando 55+ Comm 2BR/2BA. DW, 24X48, own lot, new carport. New AC, new stove & frig, inside wd hookup, wood floors, 2 screened porches, shed/ workshop, $55 mo. Association fee, heated pool & clubhouse, Cute! Must see! Must sell! $65,000 813-464-9858 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. BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 DUNNELLON1/09 to 1/13 MOVING furniture, hsehold & yard items. LAKE TROPIC ANA 18718 SW 51st LANE OCALAThe Forrest of Golden Hills 1/10 & 1/11 8:30a-4:30p Queen & Full bedroom sets, sofa, sofa-bed, dining room table & chairs, marble coffee table, linens, household items, art work, tools & more. From Dunnellon head East on Hwy 40, turn left on NW 80th Ave, 3.4 miles to Hwy 27. Turn left on Hwy27. One mile to entrance on right, Forrest of Golden Hills. Follow yellow estate signs. 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. 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And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE!PUTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU!Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 PASTORcontinued from page 6 Levy Horse Club donates to Shands Cancer Center Levy County Horse Club President Dave Wilson presents Jennifer Adams, Shands Cancer Center Clinical social worker, a $5,000 check for local breast cancer patients use. The donation was presented to Adams during the clubs annual Christmas ride/campout/dinner the weekend of Dec. 14. Adams informed the club how the funds are so desperately needed and has been used to benefit more than 700 patients in need, so far. Its used for purchasing their combs, brushes, wigs, gas cards for trips for chemo treatments, and even an occasional payment for their electric bill, motel stay, rent payment, etc. Money is raised through the clubs annual Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Trail Ride at the Tidewater Trailhead in Goethe State Forest each year in conjunction with Forest Awareness Month and Greenways and Trails Month. To date, the Levy County Horse Club has donated a total of $46,125 to the Shands Cancer Center. For information about the Levy County Horse Club, visit www.levycountyhorse club.com or email levy2@fla horse.com. Special to the Riverland News Photos, stories wanted of Holy FaithParishioners of Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Blue Cove will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sept. 20 and 21, 2014. As part of the celebration, the 50th Anniversary Committee is working to compile a history of the church in the community. All past and present members of the church, friends, neighbors and families can help by searching their memories and scrapbooks for stories and photos related to Holy Faith. Photos would be promptly copied and returned. The goal by September 2014 is to share the past and continuing relationship of Holy Faith with the Dunnellon community. Committee members will be happy to do athome interviews. Interviews can be arranged by calling 489-2685.Church to host Gospel music concert The Jacob Brothers Gospel Music Trio will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Joy Lutheran Church. The Jacob Brothers Bob and Mike Jacobs and Mike Lawyer are gospel veterans and have been dedicated to the ministry spreading the Gospel through music since 1962. A free will offering will collected. Joy Lutheran Church is located on SW State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For information, call 352-8544509, ext. 221.Church schedules informational classesPeace Lutheran Church will host a series titled, Get in Touch With Your Faith, a Christian information class, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. Pastor Terry McKee will conduct the class for each week, for 12 to 16 weeks, depending on the questions and desires of the group. The public is welcome. Participants level of participation is optional, and there will be no tests. There is no fee or obligation for the class. Register by calling the church office at 489-5881. Peace Lutheran Church is at 7201 U.S. 41. For information, visit www.Peace LutheranOnline.com or www.TinyURL.com/ Peace41-40. CHURCH EVENTS
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.Writers Group meets first Saturday monthlyThe Rainbow River Writers Club meets at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly, except January and July, at the Dunnellon Public Library, 30351 Robinson Road. All writers of all genres are welcome. Writers hear and critique each others creative efforts, socialize and talk shop as is the tradition and custom of all writers regardless of time or place. For information, visit http://groups.yahoo.com /group/wgdunnellon or email waltersylvester@ yahoo.com TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 SW Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For information, call 465-5807.American Legion activities slatedThe American Legion Wall-Rives Post No. 58 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 with dinner proceeding the meeting at 6. The Womens Auxiliary will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. Cub Pack No. 469 meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays. Bingo is 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 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. Cost is $5 per person.Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 hot dogs are available for lunch on those days. Plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 465-4864. Dr. John Armstrong, State surgeon general and Secretary of Health, received his annual flu shot Friday at the Florida Department of Health in Marion County and demonstrated that it is not too late for Floridians to be vaccinated against the flu. The Department recommends that all Floridians 6 months of age and older receive a flu shot each year. With peak flu season approaching, it is not too late to get your flu shot, said Dr. Armstrong. Anyone can get the flu, and vaccination is the single best way to protect against flu for Floridas kids, adults, and families. Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctors offices, clinics, health departments, retail stores, pharmacies, and health centers, and through many employers and schools. Check with your physician, your local county health department or www.florida health.gov to search for a location to receive a flu vaccine. Flu Facts The flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu this season. If you get the flu vaccine, you are 60 percent less likely to need treatment for the flu by a health care professional. Getting the vaccine has been shown to offer substantial benefits, including less illness, antibiotic use, time lost from work, hospitalizations, and deaths. During the 2012 2013 flu season, it is estimated that 56.6 percent of children ages 6 months to 17 years and 41.5 percent of adults age 18 and up received the vaccine in the U.S. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for the body to develop antibodies that provide protection against influenza virus infection. In the meantime, you are still at risk for getting the flu. That is why it is better to get vaccinated early in the fall, before the flu season gets underway. It is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated due to the increased risk of complications associated with contracting the flu while pregnant. The Department has received several reports of pregnant women with influenza-like illness from around the state. The flu vaccination is safe and will protect against the flu for mothers, unborn babies, and newborns during the first months after birth. 12 Riverland News, Thursday, January 9, 2014 922 N. 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Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 Call 352-489-2731 www.riverlandnews.com Seven Days A Week Rain or ShineCall to see how you can receive2 Weeks Free352-563-5655769453 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County Desmond Frazier and Andre Hairston, who helped steady Dunnellons ship after the teams sluggish opening. Frazier nailed four 3s in the second quarter and added one more very early in the third quarterin leading his team with 25 points and showing them to a 32-27 edge at the half. He went 6 for 8 at the foul line. Frazier and Rosario each had two steals. Desmond (Frazier) kind of dug us out of a hole there, DHS head coach Travis Licht said. He definitely played well there, shooting the ball, and sparked us with his offense. We wore (Seven Rivers) down a little bit with our man-toman defense. We were helping whoever was guarding Gage as much as we could, but he was still making some plays. Hes a great player. Hairston shook off a slow start he was 0 for 4 at the foul line in the second quarter to give his team a critical 17 points in the second half. He finished with 23 and added a game-high 15 rebounds, keeping with his double-double per-night pace this season. He was struggling a little bit at the beginning of the game when he was missing some free throws and some shots he usually makes, Licht said of Hairston. But once he started getting some offensive rebounds, he started to get going. The Warriors, mostly thanks to Gages efforts, improved on the boards in the middle quarters, but were outrebounded 44-28 for the game. Junior Will Thomas had six rebounds for the Tigers in the first quarter, and DHS sophomore Darion Baker chipped in nine for the game. I thought we did a decent job playing defense tonight, Ervin said. Our biggest problem was we didnt rebound. And thats nothing to take away from our kids, who were facing a team with more size and quickness, and a lot of things happened on the court that we couldnt control. Just mentally, we had a lot of breakdowns as the game went on. Dunnellon played at home Wednesday against Ocala Forest, and returns to Citrus County for a District 5A-6 showdown at Citrus next Friday. TIGERScontinued from page 9 Special to the Riverland NewsAmy Reilly, senior community health nurse supervisor for the Florida Department of Health in Marion County, administers Dr. John Armstrongs flu shot. Dr. Armstrong is the state surgeon general and Secretary of Health. Officials stress importance of flu shots COMMUNITY BRIEFS Special to the Riverland News Church collecting Box Tops for EducationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box tops and labels can be dropped off at the church office or put in the container in the church narthax. For information, call 489-5954.Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For information, visit www.manatee div.org or call Todd Dunn, commanding officer, at 352-212-5473 or tdunn@manatee div.org. NEWS NOTES