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Meghann Jerrels has always been a firm believer in God. After a harrowing experience last Friday, Jerrels faith hasnt wavered. If anything, her faith is stronger now than a week ago. Meghann and Raegann, Jerrels 15-month-old daughter, were driving home from Don Pepes northbound on U.S. 41 headed toward Rainbow Lakes Estates shortly after 2 p.m. Meghann was chatting with her mother, Janice Fifield, while Raegann quietly sat in the backseat of her mothers Ford F-250 pickup. Neither of them realized their afternoon was about to abruptly change. Several hundred feet behind them, 23-year-old Steven T. Karger of Elizabethtown, Ky., was rapidly approaching, driving at an estimated speed of 150 mph in a stolen 2003 Dodge Viper. Authorities with the Dunnellon Police Department said he stole the car from Hometown Auto Mart. Karger was passing traffic when for an unknown reason he drifted into the northbound lane driving underneath Meghanns truck, causing both drivers to lose control of their vehicles. The impact knocked Meghann off the road and her truck flipped multiple times before landing on its wheels. Karger lost control of the Viper, driving off the road and into the tree line south of the B-Kwik Gas Station. Karger abruptly turned back onto the road like a missile Thursday, January 30, 2014 Vol 32 No. 13 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Paper seeks stories of wedded couplesThe Riverland News is seeking couples who have been married 60 or more years for a Valentines Day feature. Couples, or their children, are asked to submit a photo to editor@riverland news.com or bring to our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Deadline to submit information is Feb. 5. In addition to the photo(s), wed like the couple to answer the following questions: where did you meet?; what did you do for your first date?; was there a special moment when you knew they were the one?; and where did you marry?Womans Club to host Soup-a-Thon SaturdayThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will host its annual Soup-a-Thon fundraiser beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at its clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Cost is $5 per person for all-you-can-eat soup and bread. Coffee and tea is included. Dessert and soda are extra. Takeout will be available. In addition to the Soup-a-Thon, there will be a bake sale and cookbooks will be available. For information about the Soup-aThon, call Holly at 465-8308. Friends of the Library schedule meetingThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Library Meeting Room at 20351 Robinson Road. The public is welcome. For information, call 438-2520.Community Chorale to present showThe Dunnellon Community Chorale will present, Broadway Memories, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church. Medleys from favorite musical hits of the s and s will be presented and include solos and trios. Admission is free. For information, call Judy at 489-2689. City still awaiting payment for sale of Greenlight Florida Cable and David Suarez, the CEO/president, are down to their final 48 hours to make a $1.3 million payment to the city of Dunnellon, or City Attorney Virginia Cassidy will begin the process of filing a lawsuit for breach of contract with the telecommunications system. The Council on Jan. 16 gave Suarez until Friday to make good on the agreed purchase price of the citys failed telecommunications venture, which triggered Regions Bank to file a lawsuit of its own against the city for failure to make a $1.6 million bond payment in November 2013. Overall, the City Council approved securing $7.3 million in funds in November 2010 as officials sought to develop a long-term revenue generator. However, the lofty expectations of Greenlight Dunnellon Communications never came to fruition as officials continued to David Suarez Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsMeghann Jerrels, center, holds her 15-month-old daughter, Raegann, as rescue personnel with Marion County Fire Rescue attempt to examine Raegann after she and her mother were involved in a wreck Friday along U.S. 41. Meghann was driving a Ford F-250 truck when she was struck from behind by 23-year-old Steven T. Karger of Elizabethtown, Ky., who was driving at an estimated speed of 150 miles per hour in a 2003 Dodge Viper, authorities with the Dunnellon Police Department said he stole from Hometown Auto Mart. Mother, daughter walk away from wreck; 23-year-old man faces multiple charges, including grand theft auto, DUI Whether its showing up to early morning meetings or spending your valuable school days off working with your show animal, this will be the last time it happens for senior Madison Brown. This is Browns seventh year in Dunnellons FFA program and her fifth year participating in the Southeastern Youth Fair. Brown began showing pigs at the fair as an eighthgrade student in Dunnellon Middle Schools FFA chapter. My first time at fair I said, Oh my gosh, I have to do this next year, Brown said. Its been fun ever since. Brown will show her pig, Otis, as well as the chapter heifer, Loretta. I wanted to try something new by showing District pushes for tax increase Commission must OK referendumOCALA The push to get a property tax referendum approved to help fund Marion County Public Schools got off to a start Monday night when two members of Marions United For Education presented a forum at the Ocala Police Department. The 1-mill request would be for four years, but would also be renewable. The referendum still has to be approved by the County Commission, which has to approve any countywide issues that go on the ballot. It would be voted on in November during the general election. The proposed text of the referendum is Shall the Marion County School Districts ad valorem millage be increased by a total of one mill, beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2019, for the necessary operating expenses including reading, physical education, art, music, library/media and vocational programs, meeting class size requirements, and retaining State Certified teachers and paraprofessionals with oversight of these expenditures by an independent citizens financial oversight committee? The League of Women Voters conducted the event. speakers included Ray Seaman and Nancy Noonan, cofounders of Marions United for Education. Noonan explained the financial situations that led up to the need for the referendum, including depletion of reserve funds. They (School Board) JIM CLARK For the Riverland News See DISTRICT page 3 Brown to present swine, heifer Editors Note: The S outheastern Youth Fair will be from Feb. 23 to March 2. During the next few weeks, the Riverland News will feature youths participating in the event, which will be at the Marion County Livestock Pavilion at 2232 NE Jacksonville Road in Ocala. BECCA FRECHETTE For the Riverland News See SEYF page 9 Photos by BECCA FRECHETTE/For the Riverland News Dunnellon High senior Madison Brown cuddles with her pig, Otis, recently at her home. For Brown, this will be her final opportunity to compete in the Southeastern Youth Fair. Steven Karger discusses what substances he consumed prior to allegedly stealing a 2003 Dodge Viper from Hometown Auto Mart. Florida Cable has until Friday to pay $1.3 million JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See MIRACLE page 8 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See AWAITING page 8

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United Way of Marion County will offer free income tax preparation through a variety of VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) locations. The Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce will host the local VITA site. from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Those wishing to take advantage of the free tax prepartation must call 211 to make an appointment. All volunteers providing tax assistance are trained by the Internal Revenue Service. Residents will need to bring the following information with them: Government-issued photo ID. Valid Social Security cards, ITN numbers, and birth dates for taxpayer, spouse, and all dependents. All wage and income statements (example: W2, W-2G, 1099R forms). Interest and dividend statements from financial institutions (Form 1099), if applicable. A copy of last years federal tax return. Proof of day care expenses including: providers name, address and federal identification number. For direct deposit of refund bring checking/ savings account and routing numbers. If married and filing a joint return, both spouses must come to the VITA site. Volunteers will not prepare Schedule D (complex), Schedule E, request for Social Security Numbers, Employee Business Expenses, Moving Expenses, Nondeductible IRA or minor investment income.2 Riverland News, Thursday, January 30, 2014 000H0JW CLEANMASTER 26 Years in Business THANK YOU CITRUS/MARION COUNTIESCALL (352) 489-4844Owner Does The Work Gutter Cleaning Entire HouseOnly $50 Pressure Cleaning House Driveway Pool Enclosure RoofCarpet Cleaning $18(3 room minimum)Dry Cleaning or SteamFurniture Cleaning$601 Chair CleanedFREEPer Room Sofa and Loveseat Solution to puzzle on Page 7 AmemberoftheFloridaPressAssociation352-489-2731 352-489-6593(Fax)The RiverlandNews servesDunnellonandthesurroundingareas:Blue Cove,Chatmire,HillsofOcala,LakeTropicana,RainbowsEnd,Rainbow LakesEstates,AlltheRainbowSpringsArea,RioVistaandVogtSprings.The RiverlandNews isdeliveredonThursdaytosubscribersbyour carriersandmail.Thenewspaperisalsoavailableinsideareastores andatvariousboxesthroughoutthecommunity.Localsubscriptionrate is$28ayear.CallforFloridaandout-of-Floridarates. 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Unmatched sound clarity and award-winning design coverage to produce tomorrows technology today, revolutionizing the hearing journey. Natural Sound Cosmetically Appealing Comfortable Non-Occluding Directional Microphone Digital Sound Processing Audibel Hearing Aid Center Thinking of hearing aids? 2013 2013 2013 2013 Barbershoppers offer musical ValentinesTell your loved ones you care with a song this Valentines Day. The Big Sun Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society will offer singing Valentines to benefit Youth in Harmony, a musical education program for young men. For information about pricing, scheduling or to arrange for the Barbershop Quartet to sing to your loved one male or female and present gifts of love, call Daniele Cupid at 804-7464. Author to speak at public libraryKathryn Taubert will provide a PowerPoint presentation about the five weeks she spent living with members of the Ewe Tribe in West Africa in 2009, which was the subject of her 2012 book, Yevu (White Woman): My Five Weeks With The Ewe Tribe in Ghana, West Africa, at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Dunnellon Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 438-2520. Friends prepare for Valentines saleThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library are preparing for their one-week Valentines Sweetheart Book Sale, which will be from Monday, Feb. 10, through Friday, Feb. 14. All items will be half price, including specialty books. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All proceeds from the bookstore, membership fees and other fundraisers benefit the Dunnellon Public Library. For information, call 438-2520.Valentines Day dinner/dance slatedThe Mens Club of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Valentines Barbeque Dinner & Dance from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the parish hall at the church at 7525 U.S. 41. Tickets are $7.50 per person. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner served at 6:30 and dancing until 10. The Suncoasters will provide the music. For information or tickets, call the church office at 489-3166; Joe at 522-0169; or John at 585-7317 or 445-9964.State park to host Cracker DaysRainbow Springs State Park will host Cracker Days from 9 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22 and 23. The park is 1 1/2 miles north of Dunnellon on U.S. 41. Admission is $2 per person; children 5 and younger are free. Cracker Days features people whose skills echo pioneer life in 1800s frontier Florida, from an authentic Cracker Camp where fire, soap, butter, candles and biscuits are made, trappers and traders tell stories, spinning wheels turn to the weaver, potter, woodcarver, wood turner and corn grinder and to basket, rug and broom makers and more. For information, call Jo Ann at 465-8246. NEWS NOTES Fun-filled activities highlight Dr. King celebration ABOVE: Jaylen Witherspoon looks for an opening as he runs with the football as youths enjoyed playing a game of football at Ernie Mills Park during the recent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day festivities.. RIGHT: Darion Baker drives to the hoop as he tries to get a shot off as Dennis Thomas attempts to block it during a pickup game at Ernie Mills Park. BELOW: Jashaun Peoples smiles as he sprints toward a makeshift end zone while playing two-hand touch football.Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News United Way offering free tax assistance

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find themselves in a very precarious situation, not being able to dip into reserve funds, she said. Noonan also noted temporary layoffs of first-year teachers last year, most of whom were rehired, and the layoff of paraprofessionals, most of whom were not retained. Citing a defeat in 2012, Noonan and Seaman both said they felt there was a good chance of passage this time. The proposed tax lost by a narrow margin. Seaman spoke about the financial problems of the schools, also citing many teachers were not only in classes that exceeded the limit, but had no aides. He said Marion County was the worst in the state for class-size amendment violations. Seaman called the referendum probably the most comprehensive ballot measure this community has seen in 25 years. Asked why a property tax and not a sales tax, the speakers said state law limits the use of funds from a sales tax and does not allow the use of those funds for operations. A member of the audience also asked why the group feels the referendum would pass now. Seaman said a poll was commissioned, showing 55 percent of likely voters favor the property tax initiative. With the crowd mostly made up of senior citizens, Seaman commented on what he called the stereotype of those people being against school taxes. He said along the State Road 200 Corridor in 2012, the referendum was narrowly defeated, but the southern part of the county, near Summerfield, voted negatively more than the people on S.R. 200. He said the people on S.R. 200 are more closely aligned to Ocala, while those in Summerfield are more oriented toward The Villages. However, he added, We do not feel the senior vote is aligned against us. Another selling point, he said, is the appointment of a financial oversight committee, something that was not on the ballot in 2012. While information is available on the website marionsunited.org, the political arm that will conduct the publicity for the referendum will work as Yes for Marion Schools. Riverland News, Thursday, January 30, 2014 3 NEW PATIENTS & WALK-INS WELCOME Taking Care Of Our Patients Since 1992 Bellam Medical Clinic Rajendra P. Bellam MD Board Certified Internal Medicine Internal & General Medicine Crystal Van Leeuwen, ARNP-C EKG, Lab, Pap Test Done MEDICARE, MEDICAID & MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED www.BellamMedical.com 000H0J7 Monday-Friday 447-3031 41 N. Inglis Ave., Inglis Monday-Saturday (352) 465-1199 11011 N. 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Pennsylvania Avenue (AKA Hwy. 484) Dunnellon For appointment call MM26514 000H8UL Stop in and experience our hidden treasure over the Rainbow River on Pennsylvania Ave./Rt. 484 Melissa, Kristina, Lindi ALL our services are performed in a professional, friendly and clean environment. We are a fullservice salon that is second to none in customer satisfaction! FEBRUARY SPECIALS FEBRUARY SPECIALS FEBRUARY SPECIALS MANI-PEDI $35 WOMENS CUT $12 MENS CUT $10 SPRAY TANS $25 1 MONTH TANNING $25 1/2 HEAD HIGHLIGHTS CUT & BLOW DRY ~ $65 NOVA LASHES First Set~ $75 Reg.$250 TOUCH-UP ~ $40 Rescuing Max takes center stage Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsABOVE: Max, Z. Joseph Guice, center, and Chow Chow, Jim Brown, no w old dogs, reminisce about the past and tell the story to Peppy, Jillian Capps, during a recent production of Rescuing Max at the Dunnellon Historic Depot. The play was penned by Glenn Munyan, who is also the author of Max City Dog. Both are loosely based on his mothers real-life experiences. Proceeds from the event helped benefit Hospice of Citrus County/Hospice of the Nature Coast. BELOW: Katie Wallace, Leanza McLean and Kaitlyn Hanley play A ussies with perfect show dog genes being trained by their breeder in Florida, played by Kayla Reed. DISTRICT continued from page 1 AARP offering free tax assistance AARP will provide free income tax assistance Feb. 5 through April 14 at two locations near Dunnellon. It is not necessary to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Tax assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the American Legion on U.S. 41 north of Dunnellon and noon to 5 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Dunnellon Public Library, starting Feb. 8. An appointment can be scheduled at the library reference desk by phone, but appointments are not required. The Rainbow Lakes site will not be open this year The following documents will be needed when having taxes prepared by volunteers: Photo ID; Social Security cards; copy of your 2012 tax return; check (not a deposit slip) for direct deposit of your refund or electronic funds transfer of taxes due; statements of any estimated taxes paid in 2013; 1099s from banks, financial institutions and others; statements of sales of stocks or mutual funds; Social Security statements, W-2s, K-1s, etc. for 2012; statement of property taxes, medical expense, charitable contributions, college expenses and mortgage interest are also needed. Both signatures are required on joint returns.

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4 Riverland News, Thursday, January 30, 2014 RIVER VIEWS The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Sales Leader/Manager John Murphy Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association RIVERLAND NEWS America has lost another member of greatest generationRobert Kramer died Jan. 15 in Ocala. He was born Oct. 27, 1912, in Brooklyn, N.Y.; he was 101 when he died. Kramer lived in rural Dunnellon with his daughter, Dorothy, and son-in-law, LeRoy Conro. Mr. Kramer worked in Brooklyn as an engineer at a large manufacturing company. When Pearl Harbor was bombed, he wanted to help. The day after Pearl Harbor, he left his wife and two children to join the Navy. After boot camp, Kramer was assigned to the USS Massachusetts, a battleship. The captain assigned Kramer to be the crows nest lookout during general quarters. Kramer often described seeing a Japanese kamikaze pilot flying a zero aircraft skirt about 20 feet from his post high atop the battleship. He vividly described seeing the Japanese pilots face just prior to his crash into the water. I wonder how many now would leave their wife and two children to go and fight for their country. Yes, Kramer was truly part of the greatest generations our country will ever know. It was our privilege to help him celebrate his 100th birthday, and Veterans Helping Veterans honored Kramer with a Navy lapel pin, hat and certificate of honorable service. Well done thy good and faithful servant; sailor rest your oar. John Deakins,DunnellonPaper, editor need to be positive voice for communityI would just like to take a minute to respond to the article, The Other Voice from Jan. 23. It has been more than a year since Mayor Nathan Whitt took office, and as his wife, I have been quiet through much of the good and the bad that has taken place in this time. I have seen many of his supporters continue to support him through thick and thin. I have seen many others turn their backs on him wearing the mask of impatience. Some are even continuing to sue the city, creating more chaos and uncertainty. I have seen many disconnected, just going by what they read or hear from the paper or those around them. However, what shocks me the most is that many do not know or care what the new mayor has changed and choose only to focus on the negative. Much of that negativity is generated or fed by this No shadow to be seen here This old age business is doing a number on my twentysomething mind. Seriously, one minute you are 20 and then next you are wondering if you should invest in a cemetery plot. Time flies the closer you get to the end of the yardstick. Senility and stupidity seem to be passengers on my flight. Some days I think the only gray matter I have left is on top of my head and not in it. It drives me crazy when I cannot think of the name of something. No matter how long I stare at the item the name of the item wont surface. My house is full of thingamajigs and whatchamacallits. It doesnt worry me when I cant remember anyones name. That affliction was given to me at birth. It is a requirement when one grows up in a large Irish Catholic family. Calling a sibling by a wrong name flows like water from a fountain. In our house, it was a natural form of forgetfulness. I never worry if I call you Brenda and your name is Jennifer. Its the name of inanimate objects that keep me awake at night. For example, I wanted to rearrange my computer and printer so I wouldnt be tripping over the wires. I needed to purchase a surge protector in order to do that. Not a problem except for the fact that I could not think of the word surge protector. I stared at the one by the TV willing it to tell me its name. I got the silent treatment. Later that day, I stopped at an electronics store. I am no closer to remembering the name of it so I decide to describe it. I ask the guy, do you sell those electronic stick things holding my hands about a foot apart I say its about yay big. He gave me the oddest look kind of a smile and a question mark. I guess he is not used to senile women in their 50s looking for an electric stick. I ignore the strange look and continue, It plugs into the wall and you put other plugs into it. Relieved, he said, You mean a surge protector? Yes! I screamed, thats it. I was talking to my friend Jane and telling her how the guy gave me a strange look because I was so senile. She said, That is not why he gave you a strange look. Dunnellon doesnt have those kinds of stores. Confused, I ask electronics? No, porn stores, she replied. Silence, ton of bricks and oh, my gosh, electric stick! Yep, I wont be showing my face in that store again. Then, there was the morning I was in a rush to get to a club meeting. I grabbed my purse, my keys, my craft bag and head for the door. I step outside and think to myself its chilly today. It sure was standing there in my bra and jeans! I was never so 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. THE JERSEY GIRL LETTERS TIME TO SMILE GUEST COLUMN As anticipated, your report on the Jan. 13 hearing concerning the Dunnellon/developer settlement agreement was incomplete, erroneous and biased. You mostly printed paragraphs from the settlement agreement itself as though this limited selection of claims was somehow valid while completely missing the issue of the dispute and the legal arguments. The dispute evolves from the Rainbow River Ranch developers repeated attempts to circumvent legal processes by which a proposed plan receives public review and approval in accordance with development rules, ordinances, and state statutes. When the developer bought the Cubbage property in 2005, there was in place a state approved land use plan which limited development of the property to protect the Rainbow River and sensitive adjacent wetlands. The developers early proposal, which is effectively the same today, called for intense development on agricultural and conservation designated parcels, including the riverfront. This runs counter to Dunnellons comprehensive plan and ordinances as well as the state comprehensive plan. Rather than compromise, the developer chose to file a Bert Harris lawsuit under Florida Statute 70 against the city, claiming a loss of vested rights. The city defended against this lawsuit initially, but when past City Manager Lisa Algiere and City Attorney Marsha Segal-George wanted to turn attention to securing funding for Greenlight Communications, they conspired behind closed doors to capitulate to the developer. Thus evolved the so-called settlement agreement was sprung on the public March 17, 2010, and quickly approved by the city council on March 19, 2010. I would venture to say that none of the council members had read the agreement. Because this agreement is so egregious in terms of potential harm to the river and its environment Rainbow River Conservation (RRC) and 15 individuals legally intervened in opposition. They were soon joined by the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Only after Gov. Scotts elimination of the DCA did the developer conspire to push the settlement agreement through the newly formed Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) which, frankly, ignored the requirements of the Growth Management Act, Florida Statute 163. The settlement agreement, which for all intents and purposes remained the same, was agreed to by the developer, the city and the DEO. RRC was then invited to comment, but the developer hung tough and RRC was rebuffed. In court Jan. 13, the developers attorney tried to argue that FS 70 takes precedence over FS 163 when, in fact, FS 70 does not claim that and FS 163 specifically states that it takes precedence over all other statutes pertaining to growth management. The intervenors attorneys, Ralf Brookes and Tom Pelham, who used to be the secretary of DCA, argued very effectively that the developer and the city was attempting to circumvent the rights of the public and the growth management law. Pelham expressed concern that the settlement agreement amounted to a sweetheart deal for the developer and could set a precedent for other such egregious settlement agreements by use of the Bert Harris statute. He indicated this would most likely be a precedent setting case that would be felt throughout the county and state. He further told the court that this settlement agreement amounted to contract zoning, illegal in the state and not in Editor shows bias in story Senility or stupidity? On Feb 2, more than a half century ago, in the town of Little Falls, N.J., a tiny groundhog namedAudrey was born. Now this groundhog was premature, so she had no eyebrows or eyelashes, or so Im told anyway. My mothers doctor asked if shed like to wait until the following day to deliver me, but my mother said having her baby daughter born on Groundhog Day would not bother her at all. Its a good way for friends to remember the date of my birth, I have to admit. And except for being teased and called the name of that timid creature, there has actually been no downside to being born on that particular day. But what is the history of Groundhog Day and how did it all get started? Everybody knows the groundhog emerges from his den Feb. 2 to determine whether spring is near or if there is more winter weather in store. Tradition has it, that if the groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter, and if he doesnt see his shadow, a warm spring is soon to follow. According to Pittsburg. about.com, the enduring tradition of Groundhog Day in the U.S. began when early Europeans sought ways to predict unknown weather events. While in the depths of cold, they would look for signs that better weather would soon arrive and they relied on the hedgehog and his shadow to make an appearance to signal the end of winter. When German settlers arrived in Pennsylvania to find no hedgehogs, they began to watch the groundhogs, and the observance continued into modern times. The first official Groundhog Day was celebrated Feb. 2, 1886, in Punxsutawney, Pa., when Clymer Freas, the town newspaper editor, proclaimed that it was so. Freas used his editorial clout to announce that Phil, the Punxsutawney groundhog, was the one and only official weather prognosticating groundhog. Phils fame began to spread and newspapers from around the world began to report his predictions while growing legions of fans started making the annual trek to Punxsutawney in February. Phils yearly predictions are even entered into the Congressional Record. For most of the year, Phil lives in a climate-controlled home at the Punxsutawney Library. He is taken to Gobblers Knob and placed in a See LETTERS page 9 See SMILE page 5 Audrey Beem See JERSEY page 5 Kathleen Wallace BURT ENO Specail to the Riverland News See GUEST page 5

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public interest. The settlement agreement itself states that it contravenes the citys ordinances and comprehensive plan. Quoting sections of the settlement agreement out of context and in complete disregard for the intervenors objections is disingenuous. For instance, the 100-foot buffer is meaningless when the developer retains the right to cut down 30 percent of the trees and all the understory to the river, thus destroying the wildlife habitat. Clearing 35 lots along the river and around the cove in such a manner and erecting new docks and gazeboes is not protecting the river or its environment, let alone abiding by established legal limitations. Numerous other quotes from the settlement agreement use language that makes the proposal sound like stateof-the-art and environmentally friendly when, in fact, it is a travesty. Probably the worst rendition of what is in the agreement is where you have stated that the property owner does not waive any rights or claims under the Bert Harris Act for actions taken by the city after the date of this settlement agreement. You failed to add that the settlement agreement tolls or suspends the Bert Harris suit against the city and leaves the city open to future charges by the developer under Bert Harris while severely limiting the right of the city government to defend itself against future charges. It is amazing to me how you can continue to show such bias in your reporting and not properly state facts which are in evidence. I have repeatedly provided materials pertinent to these matters and repeatedly invited you to attend RRC meetings and events to get educated but you have neglected to avail yourself of these opportunities. I would rather you write nothing than to continue distorting the facts and showing such bias. For now, we wait the opinion of Circuit Court Judge Steven Rogers.Burt Eno, Ph.D., is the president of Rainbow River Conservation Inc. happy to live in the middle of nowhere. I have found that when I am rushed I do the dumbest things. One morning I left a Chamber of Commerce meeting heading for my next appointment when I realized the idiot light was flashing on my dashboard. Oil and gas, remember oil and gas make the car go. I was on fumes so I coasted to Murphys gas station. They were closed. I dont know why but it would have been nice if they had put up a sign or some cones. I limped along to the nearest station, the Sunoco by the fruit stand. Annoyed with the loss of time, I quickly open the cap, slide my card, push the button and jam the pump in the hole. La-de-da, waiting, glance at the price. Wait, what does that say? I immediately let go of the pump and read $4.59 a gallon. What happened? Did someone blow up all the pipe lines? Why on earth is it $4.59 a gallon? I look at the sign and it reads Super Unethanol. What happened to regular unleaded? I didnt pull up to the correct pump. Again, I call Jane and ask her to check with her mechanically inclined son and husband: A) Will the car blow up?; B) Did I just ruin my gas tank? Lucky for me it was: C) Neither. I can hear my mom saying You are so impatient, slow down. Senility or stupidity? Ill let you be the judge. You may not want to judge too harshly. Remember one day it may be you looking for an electric stick. Riverland News, Thursday, January 30, 2014 5 000H96U 12084 S. Williams St., Dunnellon (Old Dinner Bell Restaurant) GRUFFS T AP & G RILLE Open Mon. Sat. 4pm 10pm Sun. 12pm 9pm 352-465-2881 www.gruffsgrill.com Text Gruff S to 49798 for our VIP offers KIDS EAT FREE EVERYDAY KIDS 10 Yrs. & under GET FREE MEAL from Kids Menu 1 FREE Meal With 1 Adult Dinner Purchase SENIORS 20% OFF ON MONDAYS 12091 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34443 352.465.0777 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK LIQUOR BEER WINE CIGARETTES KEGS Play Florida Lottery Here A to Z Liquors 000H81V Voted Best Grooming In Town 000H3DW Sat. 9-5 Sun. 11-4 Mon. Fri. 9-6 (352) 465-1515 20372 E Pennsylvania Ave., #6, Dunnellon Your One Stop Shop For All Your Pets Needs Dunnellons Only Pet Store Thundershirts All Natural Pet Foods & Supplies Bagged & Bulk Bird Seed Tropical & Pond Fish Mice, Rats & Other Little Critters Obedience Training (Call For Details & Times) Grooming 7 Days A Week Low Cost Pet Shot Clinic 1pm To 2:30pm Jan 18 th Feb 15 th Mar 15 th April 19 th & May 17 th Rabies: 1 Year, $10 3 Years, $25 Cash, Credit, or Debit NO CHECKS Please All DOGS must be on leashes! All CATS must be in carriers! SAVE $$$ ON PET SHOTS 000H3YA SMILE continued from page 4 heated burrow underneath a simulated tree stump on stage before being pulled out at 7:25 a.m. on Groundhog Day, to make his prediction. Phil is reputed by townspeople to be more than 100 years old, surviving beyond his normal life span thanks to the strong constitution of his wife, Phyllis, and a steady diet of Groundhog Punch. With the release of Groundhog Day in 1993, the visitors to the site began to number in the tens of thousands. In case you missed it, the movie is a comedy starring Bill Murray as a weatherman named, what else, Phil. Phil doesnt like the town, the assignment or the holiday especially when hes forced to relive Feb. 2 over and over and over again. Punxsutawney is in a very rural area with few highways, so Columbia Pictures decided to film the movie inWoodstock, Ill., a more metropolitan area. The actual Gobblers Knob is a wooded hill with a beautiful view. The one in the movie is moved to the town square, though, it is re-created to scale based on notes and videos the crew made on its visit there. If you plan to go, arrive by no later than 6 a.m. in Punxsutawney in order to catch one of several shuttles providing transportation to Gobblers Knob. Or, arrive a day or two earlier for a weekend of action-packed events including a chili cook-off, ice carving exhibitions, trivia contests, Groundhog Day weddings, sleigh rides, woodchuck whittling, the Phil Scavenger Hunt, music, food, fun and games. If you happen to be celebrating a birthday Feb. 2, you are then invited to join others who share the special day for Phils Birthday Celebration and a free souvenir. I might just have to take them up on that one. There are other weather-predicting groundhogs out there but Alan Freed, Webmaster for Punxsutawneyphil. com said: Well take them seriously just as soon as a major motion picture is created in their honor! Anyway, in three days well know whether Phil sees his shadow or not. As for me, Ill be sure not to see mine, as Im a Florida girl now and more than ready for spring to arrive. 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Photos, stories wanted of Holy Faith ChurchParishioners of Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Blue Cove will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sept. 20 and 21. 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 tailgate party SundayDunnellon Community Church will host the second annual Super Bowl Tailgate Party after its 11 a.m. worship service Sunday. The church meets at American Legion Post No. 58 in Dunnellon. Among the activities planned, are a bounce house for children, flag football games and food. For information, contact Danielle Stevens at ds@boundlessdata.com.Church schedules Chinese auctionThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Chinese auction from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in Father Stegeman Hall. An envelope of 20 tickets is $5 and can be purchased at the door. For information, call Pat at 489-1984. Ihave a little confession to make. I do not often make public confessions, but confession is good for the soul. My confession, however, has nothing whatsoever to do with my soul. Simply put, I am cold to the bone! I guess I have been colder but I am suffering from brain freeze right now I was hoping all that chatter about global warming was somewhere in the neighborhood of being true. If so, nobody happened to send the memo to Mother Nature. With the sophistication of our communication technology today, I am not sure how this memo failed to get to her. Of course, they could have sent the message with one of those infamous government computers. We all know how reliable they are. Another thought along this line is that maybe Mother Nature got the memo all right, but, like all good mothers do, ignored it and went about her own business. After all, mothers really do know best even when it does not seem so at the time. However, I am cold and need some encouragement or at least some warm thoughts along this line. The warmest thought I have had recently has been that I have relatives in colder areas then I am. I must confess it does make me feel a little better, just not that much warmer. Where I live we dont have that cold stuff that piles up on the ground like they do up north keeping you from getting to where you want to go. Whoever was singing, Im Dreaming of a White Christmas, please stop singing; Christmas is over. Start dreaming about something a little warmer than all of that white stuff, like a Green Easter. This probably has been the coldest winter in a good long time and it got me to thinking, after all, what else can you do when everything is frozen? With all the advancements in science and technology, why is it we cannot control the weather? Something as simple as the weather and nobody seems to be able to control it. Politicians will get up and spout off at how they are going to change things and control things and improve things. Well, Mr. Politician, why dont you begin with the weather? Change the weather for a change. Why cant these big shots control the weather? They spend a lot of time (and our money) trying to control us. They now want to tell us what we can eat and cannot eat and how much soda we can drink at any one time. They tell us how much of our money we need6 Riverland News, Thursday, January 30, 2014 Attend the worship service of your choice... D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Communion Worship Service 8:00 AM Praise Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Building the Kingdom in Everything We Do 352-489-4026 www.fumc-dunnellon.org 000FZU7 Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Pastor R.D. Hess (352) 489-1788 Sunday (Nursery & Childrens Church Provided) Wednesday AWANA 6:30 PM Youth Group 6:30 PM Bible Study 7:00 PM 8 1 / 2 Miles North of Dunnellon Off of Highway 41, Left at Church Sign on SW 5 th Place 000FZWT 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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 Larry A. Garcia, 66Larry A. Garcia, 66, of Dunnellon, Fla., died Jan. 21, 2014, at home, under the care of his loving fianc, Barbara Carver. Larry was born Dec. 12, 1947, in Houston, Texas, to Jimmie A. Garcia and Barbara A. Lastrapes. Larry was a military medic for over 15 years. He spent the remainder of his life serving in the health care field. As a nurse, he worked in a variety of specialties including cardiac care; emergency care, and neonatal care. He finished his career working with the elderly in several nursing homes in the area. Larry immersed himself in his work in a loving and compassionate way, and will always be remembered by those he touched. His final act of compassion was to donate his body to science in hope of helping find a cure for the terrible disease that took his life. He will be greatly missed by all those who know him. Larry is survived by his fianc, Barbara Carver, of Dunnellon. He is also survived by his daughter, Andrea Garcia; his brothers, Martin A. Gracia, Tommy A. Gracia, Wade A. Garcia, Jimmy A. Garcia; sisters, Shelly Campbell, Anita White and Janet Harbeson. He is further survived by two grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Larrys life will be announced at a later date.Norma J. Bradley, 88Norma J. Bradley, 88, of Dunnellon, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at home under the care of her loving family and Marion County Hospice. Norma was born July 22, 1925, in Bristol, Pa., to Herman and Clara Alexander. She married the love of her life, Clarence T. Carver Jr. on July 13, 1944. They resided in Yardley, Pa., where they were blessed with five children. Norma was a wonderful mother, grandmother, friend, and enjoyed many years as a homemaker and a floral designer. Norma and Clarence relocated to Florida in 1973. Norma is survived by her children, Clarence T. Carver III and his wife Mary, Kenneth E. Carver, Vaughn F. Carver and his wife Ruth, Barbara A. Carver, Nancy L. Courtney and her husband A.D.; grandchildren, Nathan Carver, Jason Carver, Meredith Carver, Kacey Carver, Jared Carver, Mariah McSweeney and husband Ralph, Bridget Carver, Scotty Williams and wife Darbi, Kristi Coulter and husband David, Tina Roberts and husband Brian, Sydne Bradley, Danielle Cash and husband Greg; eight greatgrandchildren; her dear friends, Alma Manns, Betty Bradley; and her church family at St. Margarets Episcopal Church of Inverness, where she was a member of the Daughters of the King. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence T. Carver Jr., and her two sisters and brother. The family is planning a celebration of Normas life at St. Margarets Episcopal Church of Inverness at a later date. The family wishes to thank Marion County Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. OBITUARIES How to deal with Mother Natures cold shoulderOUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 7 VFW scholarship essay recipients Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsABOVE: Dunnellon Christian Academy student Alison Carameros, left, was presented with a certificate, a medal and a $500 scholarship from Wayne Howard of VFW Post 4864 in Citrus Springs after she placed in the Voice of Democracy essay contest. BELOW: Dunnellon Christian Academy student Alexandrea Hastings, left, was presented with a certificate and a $75 scholarship from Howard after she placed second in the Patriots Pen essay contest. Norma J. Bradley CHURCH EVENTS 000H8U9 Debs Natural Source Whole food nutritional supplements Essential oils Herbal extracts Organic teas, coffees, spices and flavorings Soaps & skin care 352-586-0754 3490 W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 10-2 Like us on Facebook for more nutrition facts. The best in whole food nutrition Come in for a free cup of my roasted cocobeans, served like coffee, or organic coffee.

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Sunday Afternoon Musicale slatedThe annual Sunday Afternoon Musicale variety show at First Congregational Church, 7171 SW State Road 200, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday. Church members and friends will sing, dance and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken to help support the music program. A variety of solos, duets and instrumentals will be performed, including a medley of songs by Jerome Kern and a performance by the churchs bell choir. Light refreshments will be served following the program.Church schedules concert seriesDunnellon Presbyterian Church will host its annual concert series on the following days. Concerts are free and open to the public. All love offerings received are gifted to the performers. Dunnellon Presbyterian Church is at 20641 Chestnut St. 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 The Dunnellon Community Chorale will present Broadway Memories directed by Jeanne Wolfanger. Connie Hart will be the accompanist. 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17 University of Florida cello students under the direction of Dr. Steven Thomas.Womens Bible study meets monthlyWomens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womans Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For information, check us out on Facebook at One Womans Prayer.Church hosts bingo weeklySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church hosts bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Prizes up to $250. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40.Church schedules monthly fish frySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church, on the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East, will host its monthly fish fry from 4 to 6 p.m. the first Friday monthly through May. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. The public is welcome. For information, call 489-5954. to send back to the government so they can raise their salaries and increase their benefits. It seems quite a paradox that when our country is going through hard times and people who pay the taxes have to tighten their belts that it is time for politicians to vote on a raise in their salary. For once, I would like to see these political big shots vote on decreasing their salary and standing alongside the American people. The danger of that is, it would be such a shock to the American people that people would be dropping dead left and right. So why cant these people control the weather? Why cant they pass a law regulating the temperature? They have a law regulating everything else. Why not the temperature? Why not the weather? I am for having some of these politicians put together one of their infamous subcommittees, sit down with Mother Nature and negotiate something that will make everybody happy, like warm weather. I would like to see some of my tax dollars go for something that would benefit everybody instead of some party at some insignificant political convention. Personally, I think Mother Nature would be easy to work with under such circumstances as we have today. Every mother has a nurturing side and I believe there is no exception here with good old Mother Nature. Maybe she does not know how inconvenient this cold weather has been for us. I think she would be willing to negotiate along these lines. I would like to select the politicians to be on this committee myself. I have my own list and would be happy to set it up. The reason is, I know that when one of those politicians throws his chest out and begins one of those mindnumbing speeches, and you know they will, they always do, it will irritate Mother Nature. Boy, would I love to see her light into one of them. Nothing is more awesome than the fury of Mother Nature. Besides, nothing is more idiotic than men or women, big in their own eyes, pontificating on things they cannot control as if they had any say in it. I think if you cannot control something as commonplace as the weather you had better find out who can and align yourself up with that person. The Bible tells us exactly who that is. The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet (Nahum 1:3). I do not have to deal with Mother Nature, who incidentally does not exist; I deal with God who controls all things and I am happy to have him control my life as well.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. 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Concealed weapons class availableRiverside Trading & Loan will host a Florida concealed weapon carry permit class at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Riverside Trading at 20419 E. Pennsylvania Ave. This class is the twohour prerequisite to apply to the state for your concealed weapon permit. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, call 533-4350.AARP Driver Safety Class slatedAn AARP Driver Safety Program for those 50 and older which, with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $20 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $15. Bring your AARP card with you. The course will be from 1 to 4 p.m. March 6 and 7 at the Marion County Sheriffs Substation on U.S. 41. Class size is limited and reservations are required. For information or reservations, call 465-6359.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.Agency in need of volunteersThe Annie W. Johnson Service Center and the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store are in need of volunteers. Volunteers should be flexible, compassionate and energetic toward the commitment for the better good of the community in need. For information, call 489-8021. pump money into the fiber to the home program with the hopes a customer base would develop. Among the funding officials used to keep Greenlight afloat, the city depleted most of its reserves from its water/sewer enterprise, transferring more than $2 million from the system as well as approved a loan of more than $1 million. Not only did the Council approve an extension for the $1.3 million payment, which was initially due Dec. 23 at the close of the sale between Florida Cable and the city, officials and Suarez also agreed to an initial fine of $48,000 stipulating from revenues still coming into city coffers, but a daily fine of $2,300 until Suarez paid for Greenlight. In addition, Suarez agreed to pay for the legal costs associated with additional paperwork. Also, Suarez is supposed to send the funds straight to City Attorney Virginia Cassidy as opposed to establishing an escrow acount. The fines are to be paid directly to the city. However, Eddie Esch, interim city manager, said as of Monday Suarez and his attorney had yet to sign the supplemental agreement to be paired with the initial contract. The states Better Business Bureau website stated Florida Cable is not an accredited business within the state. The website did state: Businesses are under no obligation to seek BBB accreditation, and some businesses are not accredited because they have not sought BBB accreditation. According to an email string between Suarez and Cassidy, Suarez told the city attorney he was still awaiting approval for the changes to be OKd by his board of directors. Suarez did not return multiple phone calls seeking comment. When Suarez struck the deal regarding fines for not having paid for the system on time, the head of Florida Cable refused to nullify the sale of the system and turn Greenlight back into the hands of the system. The citys financial woes, particularly those with Regions Bank, forced officials to declare a state of emergency with Gov. Rick Scotts office. The city filed its initial request in November. The state had 45 days to respond to the officials requests to file for bankruptcy. However, the state has yet to make a ruling because of renewed negotiations with Regions Bank. Were still monitoring the situation, a spokesman with Gov. Rick Scotts office said Friday. and hit the truck and both cars exploded, two witnesses told authorities. Several passers-by stopped after seeing the incident unfold, immediately rushing to Meghanns truck to assist the 27-yearold mother and her daughter. I remember talking to my mom, she said Monday, three days after the wreck. The next thing I know were flipping, it was happening so fast. I dont think I had time to react. After landing, I remembered I had been on the phone with my mom and began screaming for help. It was like a daze. As people came to her aid, she said, her lone thought was about freeing her daughter from her car seat and making sure she was not injured. She was crying like crazy, Meghann said. I had people coming up and asking if I was all right and I just keep telling them to get my baby. Jeanine Klimedinst of Ocala was driving southbound on U.S. 41 when the wreck occurred. She said she immediately pulled to the shoulder as other motorists slowed to a crawl after the incident happened to avoid causing another wreck. There were several of us who raced to the truck first, she said, noting Karger had already exited the Viper, shouting I passed out, I passed out. I dont know what happened. Klimedinst said helping Meghann and her daughter free of the wreckage was surreal. It was very emotional, she added. Heres this mom asking for everyone to help her daughter, seeing them both crying. It was very emotional for everyone. Both Meghann and her daughter were freed from the crumpled F-250, walking a short distance to be examined by rescue personnel from Marion County Fire Rescue. Both were transported to Munroe Regional Hospital, examined and released a few hours later. Meghann said both her and her daughters injuries were minor. Meghann has a mild case of whiplash and a cracked rib while Reagann is sore. If anyone doesnt believe in God, they need to go look at my truck and see how bad it is, she said. Then theyll believe. Its a miracle neither of us was hurt badly, or worse. As rescue personnel were assessing both her and her daughter, law enforcement officers were piecing together evidence involving the alleged theft of the Viper. According to reports, Karger stopped at Hometown Auto Mart to look at the Dodge Viper. Ryan Balcomb, an employee with the used car lot, popped the hood and started the engine as both listened to the car from the passenger side. Thats when Karger took off for the drivers seat, jumping into the car and locking the door as Balcomb attempted to stop him. The report stated Karger then sped out of the parking lot, traveled southbound on U.S. 41 before making a U-turn at U.S. 41 and Brooks Street and heading north. He nearly ran me over leaving the lot, Balcomb said, adding he immediately jumped in his truck and began following Karger. I came upon the wreck, saw the truck and rushed to help them first, said Balcomb, whos been employed at Hometown Auto Mart for the past seven months. Richard Schreff who has owned and operated the used car dealership for the past six years said Fridays incident was the craziest thing hes ever heard of in his 25 years as a car salesman. Despite the loss of what Schreff called the nicest car Ive ever had on any lot, he was overwhelmed to hear no one had been badly injured. I was crying when I heard no one was seriously hurt or worse, he explained. According to the report, Karger continued to accelerate his speed before crashing into the back of Meghanns truck. While being assessed by emergency personnel, Karger told authorities he had smoked marijuana, taken Prozac and huffed an entire can of dust off. The report stated Officer Adam Robinson read Karger his Miranda rights and Karger said he understood his rights and wished to speak with law enforcement officers. Karger told police he was back and he was Jesus Christ. Robinson then completed his traffic crash investigation and was beginning a DUI investigation. Robinson requested Karger participate in field sobriety exercises to which Karger agreed. According to the report, Karger failed in the horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk-and-turn and the walk-and-turn exercises. Robinson then requested fire rescue personnel draw blood from Karger on scene. Karger was charged with one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle; one count of aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony; two counts of driving under the influence causing great bodily harm; two counts of driving under the influence causing property damage; one count of operating an unregistered motor vehicle; and one count of reckless driving. All told, his bond was set at more than $20,000. Karger remains in the Marion County Jail. According to Kargers Facebook page, he wrote an expletive-laced tirade about pop singer Justin Bieber, who was recently charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving. 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Burns exited the truck and became aggressive with Brandon Spillman, an offduty Marion County sheriffs deputy, who advised Burns was also yelling. Spillman told Officer Adam Robinson of the Dunnellon Police Department he detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from Burns breath and body. The report stated Spillman identified himself as a deputy with the Marion County Sheriffs Office and repeatedly advised Burns to walk home. Spillman told Robinson the defendant stated he did not care Spillman was a deputy and then Burns told his son to take the truck home and leave before the cops got here. According to the report, Robinson arrived on scene at approximately 6:20 p.m. when he made contact with Burns. Robinson noted he observed Burns to have bloodshot, watery eyes, low slurred speech, dilated pupils, unsteady motor function and the strong odor of alcohol emanating from his breath and body. The report stated Robinson then requested Burns submit to field sobriety exercises to which he agreed. Robinson, in his report, wrote Burns failed in the horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk-andturn, the finger-to-nose and Romberg Balance exercises. According to the report, Burns was then handcuffed, placed into the patrol vehicle and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he consented to the lawful test of his breath. The report stated Burns results show he blew a 0.128 percent and 0.132 percent. The legal limit in the state is 0.08 percent. Burns bond was set at $500. He posted bond Sunday. Michael Burns JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Photos JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsSteven Karger talks with emergency personnel and law enforcement officers at the scene of Fridays crash in which Karger allegedly stole a 2003 Dodge Viper, seen in the background, from Hometown Auto Mart. Officer Adam Robinson of the Dunnellon Police Departemtn surveys the damage to Meghann Jerrels Ford F-250 pick-up truck. 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Garden Club slates meetingThe Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41. Rainbow Springs Garden Club is open to everyone in the surrounding areas. Annual membership, September through May, is $10. Visitor fee is $5 applicable toward annual membership. For information, call Alice Kennedy at 465-3002.Kiwanis Club to host fashion show The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will host the Simply Spring fashion show at noon Saturday, March 1, at the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. Fashions will be presented by Grumbles House. There will be a luncheon, cash bar, entertainment, demonstrations and prizes. Tickets are $25 per person and available from Kiwanis members. For information, call Ellie Pollock at 465-6803.Boys & Girls Clubs seek donationsMany Boys & Girls Clubs are benefiting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. People wishing to donate their cars or for information call 800-246-0493. Loretta, because its my last year, Brown explained. As for Otis, he tugs on her heart a little more than her other pigs, not just because he will be her last one, but also because of his dedication to her. Ive never had a pig that acts like a dog and follows me around, Brown said. FFA is important because it teaches you life skills, she explained. Its different than just getting a puppy, Brown said. Brown said she really did have no clue how to raise a pig the first time she attempted it. I thought it was just like dog food or something, she explained. But then you have to pick up poop and make sure it has shavings on cold nights and make sure it is getting exercise. Brown does not plan to pursue farming in the future. She is currently leaning toward cosmetology school after she graduates from Dunnellon High in June. You have to work with your animal, especially a heifer, or they wont want to move and be bothered, she explained. Its different than a pig because you cant just feed it and leave. You have to work with this animal and know what youre doing. Brown still feels like raising an animal for the fair was a valuable experience. Ive learned how to not just take care of myself but something else and learning how to do this in middle school was a huge step, said Brown. Its a very sad experience also seeing it grow and knowing its going to be someones dinner. Its sad, but its life the farm life. The pigs cost between $175 and $300 and the students get them around the first of November. In addition to the initial cost of the animal, theres the food and other necessities. Its kind of expensive too, but you get your money back with a good buyer, Brown said, adding thats why you should get your buyer letters out referring to letters the students send each year to invite people to bid on their animals at auction. I remember one year I was freaking out cause I thought my piggy wasnt going to make weight at weighin, Brown recalled. I had so many nerves and that feeling when they say, youre good, its 225 or whatever, its a huge weight lifted off your shoulders cause then youre not looking for someone to buy your pig and all that stress and money loss. Riverland News, Thursday, January 30, 2014 9 Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties352-610-3018000H849 Missing Something? 352-563-5655 000H286 Sundays $ 13.00 for 26 Weeks very paper our hometown paper. Do you even remember the state of our city a year ago? Mayor Whitt promised big changes and most of them were delivered in his first year. Red-light cameras are gone; a dysfunctional city manager and city attorney are gone; and the Greenlight losses have stopped. Not to mention the endless effort he is making to bring an end to the divide between the city and our neighbors in Rainbow Springs. I was an English major and love journalism, and I know the power of the pen goes far and cuts deep. The Riverland News should be a positive influence in our town. There are so many good people in this community, so many places to celebrate, and businesses to appreciate. The truth should always be told, but with truth come facts, not opinions. The paper should print the facts; then the readers can decide for themselves what opinion to make. Negativity does not benefit a community, it divides a community. Unfortunately, even many of the letters to the editor are hurtful and just full of bullying, mean nonsense. What purpose does this serve? Then, there is, The Other Voice, a column written to express opinion, which so happens to be that of the editor more often than not. Trying to make your readers follow you down the right path or not to believe in their city officials is not helpful. If they would choose to follow you, it would only be to take a few steps next door to find the company of a friend to complain about your lack of a resort on the river all the while doing nothing to make a change. The Other Voice seems a bit like a version of the National Enquirer, sensationalized with just a hint of Dunnellon. We get it. We know you want ecotourism. My husband and I, among many others, are working toward a Dunnellon that will thrive on ecotourism. It is happening. Surely you are aware of the convergence of two major bike trails coming into Dunnellon as I write? This is a massive leap toward the ecotourismbased future you seek. As you must know, most of us believe we should embrace the amazing natural resources that surround Dunnellon. What I do not understand is, are you just complaining about the need for ecotourism in hopes someone else will make it happen? Are you and your friend just talk? I have heard all of the excuses and how it is everyones fault, but your own. I am tired of hearing just talk. If this is what you imagine, help make it happen. There are still plenty of lots for sale in the area and several are zoned commercial. In my opinion, Dunnellon is primed for an ecotourism rebirth and these properties will not be available much longer. I, for one, plan to make my community a better place. I plan to give to charities, visit local businesses on a regular basis, work on my own ecotourismbased business, love my neighbors, and help others when I can. I love this community, and I know we would all do better with a more positive outlook from our own hometown paper. Deidre Whitt,Dunnellon LETTERScontinued from page 4 Brown gives Loretta a snack after recently working with the chapter heifer. Photos by BECCA FRECHETTE/For the Riverland News Senior Madison Brown attempts work with Loretta, the DHS FFA chapters heifer. Brown will show Loretta during the annual Southeastern Youth Fair at the Marion County Livestock Pavilion. The event will be from Feb. 23 to March 2. SEYFcontinued from page 1 Friends of the Library bookstore open The 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), Books-On-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. Special to the Riverland News NEWS NOTES

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000H0IZ Grooming Baths 20491 The Granada Dunnellon 489-0667 489-0667 30 30 YEARS YEARS EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE Andre Hairston, boys basketballHairston had 41 points and 29 rebounds for the Tigers during a three-game span in which the team posted a 2-1 mark. The lone loss was in overtime. In Dunnellons victory against Crystal River, the Tigers clinched the regular season district championship. Christian Carroll, boys soccerThe first-year goalkeeper lead the Tigers to one of their best seasons in more than 15 years. According to coach Hans Vreibel, Christian was a dependable and hardworking goalie. Christian Carroll Andre Hairston DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY LINDAS HAPPY PET SPA RIVERLANDEDUCATION/SPORTS 10 Riverland News, Thursday, January 30, 2014 Church mens club plays horseshoesThe Mens Club of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will play horseshoes at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the church. Horseshoes will be provided to anyone needing them and instructions in pitching, scoring and court maintenance will be provided. The public is welcome. For information, call 489-5954.United Way to host St. Paddys Day 5KUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program will host a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 8, starting and ending at the downtown square to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 prior to Monday, March 3, and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. For information, call Katrina Ganzler at 352-732-9696. 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 212-5473 or email tdunn@ manateediv.org.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.Catholic church collecting box topsThe 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. NEWS NOTES Stormwater education grants available Public 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.org/ 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. Educators must apply by April 4 Special to the Riverland News School honors service workers The week of Feb. 3 to 7, we would like to recognize our school counselor, psychologist, social worker, behavior specialist, resource specialist and school nurse for their dedication and ongoing service to the students, teachers and families. We appreciate everything you do.Terrific KidsRomeo Elementary School is proud to announce Januarys Terrific Kids, which is a part of the Kiwanis Kids program. It is an award that is given to one child per class monthly who is outstanding, succeeding or overall terrific. Each child is awarded a certificate signed by their teacher and the principal as well as a sticker, bumper decal, pencil and a coupon from a local business. VPK: Abigail Beal. KINDERGARTEN: Kendall Britt, Jaidyn Harrell, Bradley Lemanski, Khanya Singh and Raina Valentine. FIRST GRADE: Madison Conner, Analiz Hernandez-Diaz, Juliana Ignacio, Blake Marra, Ayden Nicholes, Carlos Perez and Alexa Swaney. SECOND GRADE: Abigail Beville, Consuelo Davila, Nadia Esther, Gracie Howell and Michael Shelton. THIRD GRADE: Adrian Arreola, Marroquin Florian Bonanerges Lizandro, Angela Jaimes, Yanet Palomo-Barragan and Madisyn Smith. FOURTH GRADE: Josue Alvarado, Sully Anderson, Caleb Beville, Delaney LaMon, Miranda Snyder and Nayeli Vargas. FIFTH GRADE: Dakotah Beebee, Roman Gonzalez, Jason Hibbitt, Antonia James, Bayleigh Johnson, Calista Neal, Nicholas Place, Michael Rey and Justin Tweedy.PTO NewsThe Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) meets at 2:30 p.m. the third Tuesday monthly in the Media Center. The next meeting will be Feb. 18. We will discuss upcoming events coming up at Romeo Elementary. We invite you to join in and share your ideas with us.PRINCIPALS OFFICE Dunnellon Middle School preps for Yerd Day Yerd Day will be Tuesday, Feb. 4. A Yerd is a yearbook nerd and these hard-working yearbook students will greet the buses as they announce the beginning of the DMS yearbook presale for the 2013-14 school year. The Yerds have chosen the theme of Stick To It and have been hard at work creating a 92-page color yearbook with a custom cover. The presale cost of the yearbook is $30. Presale will run through Friday, March 21. Yearbooks are expected to arrive for distribution in late May. A limited number of yearbooks will be ordered, so please order yours during the presale. After presale, the yearbooks will cost $35 and will be sold on a firstcome, first-served basis. Would you like to give your student a surprise? Why not place a dedication ad in the 2013-14 DMS Yearbook. The informational flier about how to place a dedication ad was sent home Jan. 24 with the DMS Newsletter and report cards. If you would like a flier, call 465-6720. The DMS FFA will offer Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal See YERD page 11PRINCIPALS OFFICE Lady Tigers bounced from district tournament MATT PFIFFNER/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon High School sophomore Tyra Thomas drives to the hoop Tuesday night for a basket against Crystal River High School in the District 5A-6 girls semifinals at Lecanto High School. Thomas scored a game-high 23 points as the Lady Tigers season came to a close with a 64-44 lose to the Lady Pirates. LECANTO Jitters, nerves or any adjective that can be given, the Crystal River girls basketball team shook them off after the first quarter, going on to cruise to a decisive 64-44 win over Dunnellon in Tuesdays District 5A-6 semifinal matchup from Lecanto High School. Crystal River returns to Lecanto High School on Thursday for a 7 p.m. district championship game against No. 1 seed Citrus. Megan Wells led the second-seeded Lady Pirates with 19 points and four assists, going 5-for-8 from Jane Ashman Romeo Principal See ASHMAN page 12 See DOWN page 12 STEVE McGUNNIGLE Special to the Riverland News Dunnellon Highs Sierra Oliver knocks the ball away from Crystal River's Cassidy Wardlow during second-half action at Lecanto High School. Despite pulling down 16 rebounds, the Pirate defense held Oliver scoreless.

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a Valentines Day flower presale beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4. During lunch time, FFA members will be available to take orders for beautiful carnations at $1 each. Delivery will be Friday, Feb. 14, Valentines Day. So if you would like to tell someone you think they are special and help support the DMS FFA at the same time, take advantage of this Valentines Day fundraiser. You will be sure to give someone a smile. Dunnellon Middle School students will enjoy an early release day at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. Also on Wednesday, Feb. 5, students will participate in their individual classroom spelling bee competitions in their language arts classes. The classroom winners will move on to the annual schoolwide spelling bee on Monday, Feb. 10, during the morning in the auditorium. The first-, secondand third-place winners of the schoolwide spelling bee will move on to the Marion County District Spelling Bee, which is scheduled for Feb. 26 at Marion Technical Institute. The DMS girls and boys basketball teams will host Fort McCoy Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 6. The girls game will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the boys game will tip off at 5:30. Come out and cheer our wonderful young athletes on to victory. Admission is free. We would also like to thank our basketball players for the after-school hours spent in practice.Thank you for wanting to represent yourselves and your school in such a positive manner. The DMS MathCounts Team will test their math skills and knowledge Saturday, Feb. 8,as they compete with their Marion County peers at the MathCounts Competition at Maplewood Elementary School. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.Competition times will be announced as soon as available. Good luck to our MathCounts team and thank you for the time you are investing in yourself and the building of your math skills for competition and beyond. These math whizzes and their sponsor are: Ashley Dunne, Gabriel Felix, Kayla Gandy, Jacob Hicks, Charles Hill, Michael Santiago, Emily Weaver and William Menietti, team sponsor. Everyone knows DMS students love to read and coming Feb. 10, the school will host its annual Spring Book Fair in the Media Center. We are very excited about the new titles being offered for our reading pleasure. The Spring Book Fair selections offer a wide variety of topics and genre for even the pickiest of readers. Mark your calendars to stop by the Media Center beginning Feb. 10. Parents are welcome to visit the DMS Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please be sure to signin at Building No. 1 for a visitor badge before going to the DMS Book Fair. Report cards were issued Friday, Jan. 24, along with the February DMS Newsletter and Calendar for your information. Parents, we hope you have reviewed your childs report card with them and use this Be There moment to discuss with your child how they feel about their academic performance and their school experience. If you feel a parent/ teacher conference will assist you in understanding how your childs academic growth is progressing, call the guidance office at 465-6720 and arrange a parent/teacher conference. You may also wish your child to be in attendance at a parent/teacher meeting for direct feedback.Attendance mattersDMS administration and staff requests parents, guardians, grandparents and the community to support and discuss how attendance matters with your children. Attendance is an important facet for success, now while in school and in the very near future when our children move into the workforce. To put it simply, coming to school daily promotes academic achievement andbuilds a daily habitthat will serve our children and our community for the rest of their lives.Please take a few minutes to discuss with your children how attendance impacts their academics and how it will impact their earning power in the future. Riverland News, Thursday, January 30, 2014 11 China House China House China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000H165 11352 N. Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 China Wok Buffet China Wok Buffet China Wok Buffet Lunch $6.95 Dinner $9.15 Happy New Year Happy Happy New Year New Year 000H1XI 8602 SW Hwy. 200 Ste. D (Next to Scoops Little Joeys Big Lots Plaza) 352-861-2001 O PEN M ONDAY S ATURDAY Shades of Beauty Shades of Beauty Let Our Experience Create a Style for You! 000H6MX STYLIST WANTED Shades of Beauty is seeking an experienced hair stylist with clientele to join our team. 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All bank accounts are FDIC insured to the legal limit.BY APPOINTMENT DMS TV students honored at Kennedy Space Center Celebrating their victory with first lady Ann Scott, from left, are eighth-grade students: Elizabeth Centeno, Emily Weaver, Olivia Peterson, Carly Chinners and Darby Langworthy. This years Celebrate Literacy, Florida! Week focus was literacy in STEM education: Science, Math, Engineering and Technology. NASA and Kennedy Space Center were among the contest sponsors. The DMS students interviewed first lady Scott and Brazilian astronaut Marcos Pontes, who flew a mission to the International Space Station in 2006. Their feature story will air on the Morning Madness broadcast. As guests of Kennedy Space Center, the students were invited to spend the day touring the attractions, including the retired Space Shuttle, Atlantis. Other members of the PSA production team, not pictured, included eighth-graders Kayla Gandy, Adrienne Sikora, Luis Montalvo, Jacob Hicks and Timothy Greaves. Seventhgrade student Kendal Waldrop assisted with the animation. The winning PSAs can be viewed on the Florida Department of Educations Facebook page. Special to the Riverland News Florida first lady Ann Scott, who has a passion for reading and improving literacy in Florida schools, traveled throughout the state during Celebrate Literacy, Florida! Week promoting her cause. In a presentation at Kennedy Space Center, first lady Scott handed out the awards for the Celebrate Literacy PSA contest to the states top student entries. Dunnellon Middle School took second place with the PSA Reading Accelerates Success, which combined live action, time lapse and animation. The school will receive $500 to purchase reading material for the schools media center. LEFT: Jumping for Joy are student producers, from left, Olivia Peterson, Darby Langworthy, Carly Chinners, Elizabeth Centeno and Emily Weaver in a victory leap for their feature storys final shot with the KSC Rocket Garden as their backdrop. Schedule of EventsTODAY 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Chorus practice. FRIDAY FFA District Contest MONDAY, FEB. 3 3:40 to 4:45 p.m. Tiger Fit Club. 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Advanced Band Practice. TUESDAY, FEB. 4 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, FEB. 5 Classroom Spelling Bee. 1:40 p.m. Early release day. THURSDAY, FEB. 6 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Chorus practice. 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Girls and boys basketball vs. Fort King Middle School. YERD continued from page 10

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Families urged to apply for Florida KidCareFlorida KidCare is enrolling families every day and United Way of Marion County continues to assist families with enrollment to help more uninsured children receive health care at a price their families can afford through Florida KidCare. Florida KidCare accepts applications year-round from families with uninsured children, 19 and younger. Children enrolled in the program have access to preventive care such as regular doctors visits, immunizations, dental and vision benefits. Most families pay a monthly premium of $15 to $20, or nothing at all. Families can apply in person at United Way or other convenient locations in Marion and Citrus counties by calling 211 to make an appointment. For information, call Faith Beard at 352-732-9696 or at fbeard@uwmc.org.Young Marines seek new membersThe Dunnellon Young Marines is seeking new recruits. Interested youth, ages 8 through high school age are eligible. The Dunnellon Young Marines meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the American Legion on U.S. 41 in Dunnellon. The fee to register for the first year is $45. For information, call Capt. Rocky Chin at 352-873-9396.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. Candy GramThe Valentine Candy Gram sale will be Feb. 3 to 13. The Candy Grams will consist of a sweet treat with a Valentine greeting. Candy Grams will be delivered to the classrooms Friday, Feb. 14. Students may purchase Candy Grams for classmates, teachers, friends and family. The cost of each Candy Gram is 50 cents. If you wish to purchase candy grams, complete the order form and return to school with cash or check (payable to R.E.S. PTO).YearbooksParents be sure to place an order for your childs 2013-14 Romeo Yearbook today. Yearbooks are $15, payable to Romeo Elementary School. Send your order(s) in with your student or place your order(s) at the front office. Parents can also take advantage of our special Love Gram offer available until Feb. 7. A Love Gram is a special message placed in the yearbook from you to your child. For $5, you can write a 20-word message to let your child know how proud you are of their efforts this year in school. The deadline for book orders and Love Grams is Feb. 22. 12 Riverland News, Thursday, January 30, 2014 000H7PG Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive2 Weeks Free352-563-5655769453 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County 000H7PH 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 000H4PG There really is a difference in salons . Holly Has Relocated 854-6531 Walk-Ins Welcome 6160 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Jasmine Plaza SIX YEARS EXPERIENCE Come See Her at Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsAngel Padilla researches code Jan. 11 for the DHS Robotics Clubs robot. The club is operating on the offensive as they prepare to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition in April in Fort Lauderdale. DHS Robotics Club preps for statewide competition Charles Cross and Randy Oram check the size of the ball against the robot to make sure they are heading in the right direction with the design of the robot. In its second year, the Dunnellon High School Robotics Club is operating on the offensive. That is to say they are building an offensive robot to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition in April in Fort Lauderdale. Last years robot was a defensive robot only. The task they were given was to build a robot that either could fling flying disks or one that could prevent another robots thrown disk from scoring. Last years robot was the only strictly defensive robot at the competition, which meant that scoring points was only possible by deflecting the flying disks from scoring. They still beat out some of their competitors, placing 42nd out of 60. This year, the club has received its challenge and they have decided to build an offensive robot. The robot needs to be able to pick up a ball that is 2 feet in diameter and score by either throwing it into a scoring area that is approximately 7 feet high or getting it into a low goal by rolling it. Theyve begun to build, and are forging ahead with construction after securing several grants. On Jan. 11, eight or so students came and went from the Power Generation room to assist with the building and work on code to program the robot under the supervision of teacher Donald Slocum. Riverland News Schedule of events Feb. 3 to 13 Candy Gram sale, 50 cents each. 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 Early release day. Friday, Feb. 7 Honor Roll Ice Cream party. ASHMAN continued from page 10 three-point range. Wells did all of her scoring in the second and third quarters, with Crystal River outscoring the thirdseeded Tigers 48-16 over that span. As Pirates head coach Jason Rodgers explained afterward, They came out a little tight and they had to find their legs. Once the girls settled down and found their rhythm, it was pretty much a done deal after that. Crystal River (20-5 overall, 5-2 in district play) started out sluggish, shooting 2-for-14 from the field in the first quarter that ended with them leading 7-6. But after that, the offensive floodgates opened up as the Pirates utilized a post game that Dunnellon had no answer for, and the outside shots began to drop in bunches. The Pirates opened the second quarter with a 9-0 run, as Jasmyne Eason fed Kaylan Simms down low in the post for an easy turnaround score with no Tiger defender in position. Wells hit a pair of free throws, then added a three from the wing off a feed from Kiersten Coyle. Coyle then converted on two from the line to make it 16-6. Dunnellon (8-18, 2-5) laterpulled to within 23-14 on a three pointer by Tyra Thomas, but it was the last time the Tigers would trail by single digits, asCrystal Riverclosed out the quarter with a 7-2 spurt. If we executed like were capable, we could have scored sixty points in the paint, Rodgers said. And Megan Wells was really on fire tonight. Its time for them to be on fire. Its time for them to find their shooting rhythm, put the ball in the hole, and they did that tonight. After another Thomas three to make it 35-20 midway through the third, Crystal River emphatically put Dunnellon down, closing out the quarter with a 20-2 run, as Wells hit four three pointers in that stretch and Eason scored six of her nine points on the night. Of the Pirates slow start then offensive explosion, as well as her own, Wells explained. We settled down and just made our plays, Wells said. I was off and I was frustrated, but I got myself to the free throw line and knocked them down, and it got me into a rhythm for the rest of the game. After leading by as many as 33, Rodgers played four freshmen and a sophomore for the entirety of the fourth quarter. Katelyn Hannigan had 12 points, six rebounds and two steals for Crystal River, as Coyle finished with four points, five rebounds and three assists. Thomas led all scorers with 23 points (4-of7 from three point range), to go with six rebounds for Dunnellon. Tigers center Sierra Oliver pulled down 16 rebounds, but was held scoreless by the Pirate defense. COMMUNITY BRIEFS DOWN continued from page 10

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The children colored the bags with pictures from their favorite books or messages encouraging the community to grab a book and read. The children were excited to be able to decorate the bags and Winn-Dixie deserves a big thank you for supporting the school in this way. During literacy week the children were treated to special character readers, including Dr. Seuss, Pete the Cat and Amelia Bedelia, who visited and read to the children. The readers were thrilled with the childrens response and the students were treated to some very special presentations. Literacy week concluded with a pajama day read-in and book exchange. Students and teachers wore their pajamas and read books at different times in the day. Every child was encouraged to bring in gently used books and exchange them for a book another student might have brought in. RIGHT: Dunnellon Elementary School student Jayden Yoder smiles while sitting with Karla Irwin, an occupational therapist at the school, while the two listened to Principal Fredna Wilkerson read about Pete the Cat in the schools multimedia room. BELOW: Rebecca Melton, a librarian at the Dunnellon Public Library, dressed as the Cat in the Hat reads Dr. Suess well-known tale, The Cat in the Hat, to school-age students. American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion Wall-Rives Post No. 58 will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, with dinner proceeding at 6. The Womens Auxiliary will meet at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. The Four Chaplains Memorial Service will beat 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, followed by Post No. 58s birthday celebration. Refreshments served. The public is welcome. 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 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Cost is $5 per person. Free AARP Tax service will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 5 through April 9. For information, call Wayne Sloan at 489-5066. Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announces 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.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.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 dropoff 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.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. COMMUNITY NEWS

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NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of James Walter Hardee, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 101 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, file number 2013-CP-1950. The estate is testate and the date of the decedents will and any codicils are Last Will and Testament dated August 9, 2012.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. The fiduciary lawyer-client privilege in Section 90.5021 applies with respect to the personal representative and any attorney employed by the personal representative. Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of administration is served who challenges the validity of the will or codicils, qualification of the personal representative, venue, or the jurisdiction of the court is required to file any objection with the court in the manner provided in the Florida Probate Rules WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the date that is 3 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on that person, or those objections are forever barred. A petition for determination of exempt property is required to be filed by or on behalf of any person entitled to exempt property under Section 732.402, WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the later of the date that is 4 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on such person or the date that is 40 days after the date of termination of any proceeding involving the construction, admission to probate, or validity of the will or involving any other matter affecting any part of the exempt property, or the right of such person to exempt property is deemed waived. An election to take an elective share must be filed by or on behalf of the survivng spouse entitled to an elective share under Section 732.201 -732.2155 WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the earlier of the date that is 6 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on the surviving spouse, or an attorney in fact or a guardian of the property of the surviving spouse, or the date that is 2 years after the date of the decedents date. The time for filing an election to take an elective share may be extended as provided in the Florida Probate Rules. Personal Representative: By:/s/ Justine Hardee Smith 517 SE Sharon Lane, Lake City, Florida 32025 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kellean K. Truesdell, Attorney for Justine Hardee Smith Florida Bar No. 0935360 Law Firm of Kellean K. Truesdell, P.A. 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482 Telephone: (352) 873-4141 Fax: (352) 873-4855 E-Mail: lawfirm@truesdell.net Secondary E-Mail: kellean.truesdell@truesdell.net January 23 & 30, 2014. 437-0206 RIV Gaillard, Perkins 2014-CP-22 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014-CP-22 IN RE: ESTATE OF PERKINS GAILLARD a/k/a PERKINS G. GAILLARD a/k/a PERKINS G. GAILLARD, JR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PERKINS GAILLARD a/k/a PERKINS G. GAILLARD a/k/a PERKINS G. GAILLARD, JR. deceased, whose date of death was December 7, 2013, File Number 2014-CP-22, 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 30, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH JAHNZ ALLBRIGHT P.O. Box 296, Melstone, Montana 59054 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/Joel O. Parker, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0070201 BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 January 30 and February 6, 2014. 439-0206 RIV Zito, Mary Catherine 42-2013-CP-001857 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 42-2013-CP-001857 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY CATHERINE ZITO 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 Mary Catherine Zito, deceased, File Number 42-2013-CP-001857, by the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N.W. 1st Ave., Ocala, FL 34475; that the decedents date of death was September 17, 2013; that the total value of the estate is $712.24 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Stephen Zito 385 Brimming Lake Rd., Minneola, FL 34715 Cynthia Brush 194 Bellmore St., Floral Park, NY 11001 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 January 30, 2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Stephen Zito 385 Brimming Lake Rd., Minneola, Florida 34715 Attorney for Person Giving Notice /s/ David Pilcher, Esq. Florida Bar Number: 0001562 2601 Technology Dr., Orlando, FL 32804 Telephone: (407) 578-1334 Fax: (407) 578-2181 E-Mail: DPilcher@boginmunns.com Secondary E-Mail: KBJ@boginmunns.com Addl E-Mail: BMMService@boginmunns.com January 30 and February 6, 2014. 440-0206 RIV McKee, Edythe A. 2013-CP-2067 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2013-CP-2067 IN RE: ESTATE OF EDYTHE A. McKEE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDYTHE A. McKEE deceased, whose date of death was November 3, 2013, File Number 2013-CP-2067, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. 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 30, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ THOMAS S. McKEE 1007 Waite Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80303 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/Joel O. Parker, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0070201 20093 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Ste. 4 Post Office Drawer 2480, Dunnellon, Florida 34430 January 30 and February 6, 2014. 441-0206 RIV Strader, Richard Harold 42-2013-CP-001963 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 42-2013-CP-001963 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF RICHARD HAROLD STRADER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of RICHARD HAROLD STRADER, deceased, whose date of death was October 30, 2013 and whose Social Security Number is xxx-xx-5728, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 101 N.W. 1st Avenue, Florida 34475. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives 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 THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATiON OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents Estate, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of the first publication of this Notice is January 30, 2014. Personal Representative: CAROL LYNNE MARCZUK 229 Park Meadow Way, Coppell, Texas 75019 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ AVONELLE R. MACKERELL, Florida Bar No.: 521980 Avonelle R. Mackerell, P.A. 20743 W. Pennsylvania Ave. P.O. Box 717, Dunnellon, FL 34430 Tel: 352-489-2264 Fax: 352-489-6890 E-mail: amackerell@live.com January 30 and February 6, 2014. 445-0130 RIV 2/5 Bd.OfDirectors PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating the Board of Directors bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. Jan. 30, 2014. 443-0130 RIV 2/14 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Tow Pros Of Ocala gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 2/14/2014, 8:00 am at 1914 N. Magnolia Ave Ocala, FL 34475, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Tow Pros of Ocala reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FALP52U5SA226656 1995 Ford Jan. 30, 2014. 444-0130 RIV 2/12 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 02/12/2014 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. 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Must sell! $65,000 813-464-9858 LEASE 1000 sq. ft COMMERCIAL SP ACE OFFICE/RET AIL water, garbage and pest control included. Dunnellon $750. pr mnth (352) 895-0468 DUNNELLON HISTORIC AREA2/1, Cottage, CHA, W/D $650 mo. $350 sec. Available Now (352) 489-3108 1.84 Acres with 3 State Views! Prime, wooded, mountaintop acreage with majestic three state views. EZ access to US National Forest. Incredible 4 season recreation. Paved roads, underground power, fiber optic cable, municipal water. Perfect for primary/ vacation/ retirement home. Just $24,900! Only one, wont last. Call now 866-952-5303, x120 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. Heres Your Chance TO OWN Mini Farms ,Silver Leaf Rd, Dunnellon 10 acres Total $59,000 5 Acre Tracks $39,000 Owner Financing Call: Jack Lemieux Cell (305) 607-7886 Realty USA INC 407-599-5002 LAKE ROUSSEAU 2/1BA, Two Lots, Pool Boatslips, Shop, $169K contract considered 5311 W Riverbend Rd (815) 980-8642 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. FEB. 2ND. 1-800-438-8559 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 **Affordable Mobile** all type marine repairs 711 NE 6th Av Cry Riv 352-398-5903 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 01/31/14 Lic# CAC1817447 Kats Kritter Kare & Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sitting & House Cleaning (352) 270-4672 ELITE ROOFING Excellence in Roofing! EliteRoofing Inc.com Lic# Ccc1327656 /Ins. ***352-639-1024*** STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 How To Make Your Car Disappear...Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 www.riverlandnews.com

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