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Thursday, March 20, 2014 Vol 32 No. 20 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Boys & Girls Club to open for Spring BreakThe Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon will host two special Open Houses, the first from 4 to 6 p.m. today and the second from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at its new location at 2007 SW 110 St. On Monday, March 24, the new club will open to members for a special Spring Break Camp. For information, visit Facebook, Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon or go to bgcofmarion.com.Agency slates food driveThe Annie W, Johnson Service Center will host a food drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at three different locations: The Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store, 20643 W. Pennsylvania Ave.; Cadence Bank, 11392 N. Williams St.; and Rainbow Springs Realty Office, 8625 SW 200 Circle. Annie Johnsons Food Program provides food at no cost for low-income families, senior citizens and individuals in need throughout Marion, Citrus and Levy counties, serving more than 500 families every week. For information, call the Annie Johnson Service Center at 489-8021.Chamber to host Casino NightThe Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Casino Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the American Legion Hall on U.S. 41, north of Walmart. The Chamber is in need of dealers to help with the games such as Texas Hold Em, black jack, roulette and craps. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and include light snacks, refreshments and $25,000 in playing chips. If you would be interested in volunteering, call Beverly at 489-2320 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will have a public meeting in Dunnellon on the proposed Sabal Trail natural gas transmission pipeline. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Rainbow Springs Country Club, 19330 S.W. 83rd Place, Dunnellon. The commission, known as FERC, announced it will prepare an environmental impact statement for the planned Southeast Market Pipelines Project, which includes Sabal Trail and two related pipelines. As proposed, Sabal Trail would be a 474-mile, 36-inch diameter pipeline bringing natural gas from Alabama into Central Florida. Sabal Trails plans call for five compressor stations, including one near Dunnellon. The project has a projected in-service date of May 1, 2017. In addition, plans call for a connector, referred to as the Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsSiblings Walter Markham, and Olive Mae Markham Risher from Romeo, peruse the 1948 yearbook. Walter said he was a member of Dunnellons first baseball team. Red Brick School House alumni assemble for annual reunion Our town was truly small town America; however, looking back I cant help but think that it was a good place to grow up. Nancy Young Jackson, DHS class of 1959Nancy Young Jackson expressed this thought as she formally welcomed the 177 people attending the Dunnellon Red Brick School House Reunion on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon. Jackson has been the principal organizer of the event for the past five to six years. The event honored the class of 1964, who were celebrating their 50th anniversary. Alumni and spouses representing the class of numbered 41 people. The earliest graduate in attendance was Herbert Meredith, Class of 1939. Before, during and after the barbecue lunch was served, the room was abuzz with conversation as people caught up AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsCpl. Shaun Lattindille works and lives in Dunnellon and was recently promoted to homicide investigator. In addition to his regular duties, he also has the responsibility of investigating traffic fatalities in the county. State law enforcement still sparkles, marks 75 years One large family is taking a whole year to celebrate all the changes and accomplishments they have experienced in their 75 years together. Its the diamond anniversary celebration for the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), originally established by the Florida Legislature in 1939, with H. Neil Kirkman appointed as the first commander. By the end of the first year, there were only 59 troopers on the road and now the number has grown to 1,946 authorized sworn positions. After 75 years together, the FHP is known as one of the finest agencies in the country and they still meet the original high standards set a long time ago, according to Col. David Brierton, the director of FHP. The duty and mission of the Florida Highway Patrol have always stayed the same as it was under Col. Kirkman 75 years ago, Col. Brierton said. Courtesy, service and protection is our motto and reduce crashes and save lives is our mission. Although a few items remained the same, there have been numerous changes made throughout the years for the better. For example, the first weapon FHP will celebrate diamond anniversary all year AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See SPARKLES page 20 Blessed to hear best of storytellers Back in the days before air conditioning, the front porch was the go-to place to get out of the Florida heat. Back in the days before iPhones, video games and 24/7 news channels, there were periods of time that have largely disappeared in todays interconnected world. Times when there was nothing to do and seemingly plenty of it. There in the shade of the front porch with a glass of sweet tea and nothing better to do, the now-vanishing art ofTALES OF TIME Dwight Porter See PORTER page 21 JULIE MANCINI DWIGHT PORTER For the Riverland News See HISTORY page 13 Environmental concerns to be addressed at gathering PAT FAHERTY For the Riverland News See PIPELINE page 3 Comp plan must go through review State requires procedureAdd one more heavy-duty project about to come before the Dunnellon City Council in the coming months as officials wade through the citys financial crisis, two lawsuits and the Florida Cable debacle. And this project will likely consume time, and trigger plenty of debate. City Attorney Virginia Cassady told the Council at its March 11 meeting, a May deadline to submit an Evaluation Appraisal Letter along with the citys comprehensive plan is quickly approaching. The problem? Youre not going to make that deadline, Cassady said, noting officials will have to merge all of the amendments into the master document and provide the Department of Economic Opportunities. No one has gone back to include the amendments into the master comp plan. It has a lot of amendments. All of them have to be folded into the master original. The key reason for filing the EAL as well as the comprehensive plan with the DEO is because of state laws, which require county and municipal governments to go through a review process every seven years. Cassady explained the process is not as cumbersome as it once was under the old Department of Community Affairs. Its much See COMP page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Evelyn Sheffield Harper, class of sings the alma mater at the Red Brick School House Reunion. Harper said she moved to Dunnellon in eighth-grade after being born near Trenton. The class of 1953 meets together every three months.


Rainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a highpaced volunteer position that will assist visitors and the park. Volunteer gardeners are responsible for growing and maintaining butterfly host and nectar plants in a beautiful garden and wooded area. If you are passionate about nature and gardening, this could be the varied and fulfilling volunteer experience that youre looking for. To be a gardener, you should enjoy working outdoors. You should have good practical skills. You should also have creativity and an eye for detail. The hours for working in the garden are flexible to meet your schedule. If you enjoy working with others, Wednesday and Saturday mornings are established times for volunteering. Other times throughout the week are open for individual work. As a volunteer gardener your tasks could include: raising plants from seeds or cuttings, learning about native butterfly host and nectar plants in Florida, digging, planting and weeding flower beds and borders, pruning shrubs, checking the health of plants and nurturing their growth, applying compost to plants and maintaining moisture levels, using battery operated equipment such as hedge trimmers and string trimmers, maintaining high levels of presentation in our lovely gardens, cleaning and maintaining tools and equipment, working with others to improve our gardens in creative ways and speaking with guests to the gardens about the garden. If you think you would like to start training to become a volunteer in the butterfly garden or other various positions, contact Monay Markey at Monay.Markey@dep.state.fl. us or call 465-8539. Meet the Author slated April 3The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will present Meet the Author, featuring Betty Jean Steinshouers portrayal of Florida authors, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the Dunnellon Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 438-2520.Community Chorale rehearsing for concertThe Dunnellon Community Chorale is beginning rehearsals on a new program slated for 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at First United Methodist Church, and is looking for singers for all parts. All sopranos, altos, tenors and basses are encouraged to participate in this community-based group. Rehearsals are 2:30 p.m. Mondays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, in the Historical District, corner of Ohio and Chestnut streets.2 Riverland News, Thursday, March 20, 2014 000DRRP Dunnellon NEW OFFICE 20170 E. Pennsylvania Ave. (352) 502-4337 Homosassa 5699 S. 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No fooling, group plans record partyBring your old records to the Dunnellon Depot from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, for the inaugural Platter Party. With a stash of old Platter records themselves, organizers believe there are other residents with records they wouldnt mind hearing, perhaps even dancing to one more time. So dust off your all records, records players and speakers will be provided, and bring them to the Greater Historical Societys Train Depot. Refreshments will be provided. Those who have disposed of their favorite records already, are still encouraged to come and hum along to old favorite songs. Trading and selling of records is encouraged if desired. Dealers are welcome to attend the event. For information, call 816-6972. Chi Zeta slates annual card partyChi Zeta will host its semiannual card party from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at The Episcopal Church in Blue Cove. Refreshments and drinks will be served. Several games such as bridge and mah jongg will be offered. There will be a 50/25/25 raffle and a Chinese Auction table. All proceeds will benefit Romeo and Dunnellon elementary schools, the Boys & Girls Club, Dunnellon Library Childrens Reading Program, Food for Kids Backpack Program, Rainbow Springs Park Childrens Education Program, and gift baskets for both Thanksgiving and Christmas through the Guardian ad Litem program. If you do not have a full table, register and you will be paired with other players. To RSVP, call Betsy Davis at 465-0442. simpler, she added. One of the problems, however, for the city is merging amendments into the master plan. The city has not ever done it internally, and its time consuming and costly. Eddie Esch, interim city manager, said he approached Bruce Day with the Withlachoochee River Planning Commission (WRPC) and he has offered the city its assistance with the cumbersome task. In addition to merging the amendments, city officials will have to incorporate any changes the DEO has made to the states comprehensive plan act. Its fairly straight forward, Cassady said. You then make those changes within a year of issuing the EAL thats just to make the changes consistent with the law. (The DEO) really gutted some of the old laws, but there are some changes to make. Councilwoman Penny Fleeger questioned how expensive it would be to merge amendments and create a clean copy of the comprehensive plan. Wasnt it an expensive procedure back then? Fleeger asked about the 2007 process. I dont know, Cassady said. Additionally, Cassady told the Council it will be imperative to include the citys land development code (LDC) into the master comp plan. We will accelerate this, Esch said. Cassady stressed the importance of cross pollinating the comp plan with the LDC. Its a vision, for the Council of the city. Everything is driven by the comp plan, how you want your city to look. It all falls in there. City Clerk Dawn Bowne said the project is a much-needed one to accomplish. It (the comp plan) is very hard to follow, very hard for public to read, City Clerk Dawn Bowne said. Mayor Nathan Whitt weighed in on the cumbersome process. We need to stay on task, obviously, the first-term mayor said. To do so, Esch told the Council he and city staff could develop a project with established timelines and critical path scheduled. Well report back to the Council about what progress is being made, he said. The City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, for a workshop; its next regular meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 7. Citrus County Line, of approximately 24 miles of 24-inch pipe from the mainline to Duke Energys proposed natural gas generating plant near Crystal River. The proposed route would tunnel under the Withlacoochee River, U.S. 41, County Road 491 twice and U.S. 19. It would not provide any residential gas service. According to FERC, the overall project construction would disturb about 13,670 acres of land. Typical right-of-way for the pipeline will be 100 to 110 feet wide in uplands and 75 feet wide in wetlands. The project is expected to end up with a 50-foot-wide permanent easement, according to project spokeswoman Andrea Grover, and the pipeline will all be underground. Grover and Sabal Trail staff discussed the pipeline at a December open house in Citrus Springs. FERC will address potential environmental impacts and public concerns. It will also evaluate alternatives to the project. Based on its preliminary project review, FERC has identified some potential environmental issues including impacts on water resources, karst terrain, land use and compressor station noise.Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352-564-2924 or pfaherty@chronicle online.com. Riverland News, Thursday, March 20, 2014 3 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. The RiverlandNews ispublishedinDunnellon,FLbyCitrusPublishing, Inc.,1624N.MeadowcrestBlvd.,CrystalRiver,FL34429-5760. CALL489-2731 ForInformationOnDisplayAdvertisingAnd Business&ChurchDirectoryAds. CALL888-852-2340or352-563-5655 7a.m.to4p.m.MondaythroughFriday, or7to10a.m.Sundays ForInformationOnSubscriptions TOSUBMITNEWSITEMSEMAILTO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWSDEADLINEISNOONFRIDAY. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, March 20, 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 Letterwriter: Bully term applied unevenly From the tenor of the letters that were in the March 13 Riverland News, the bully term seems to be applied unevenly. For purposes of clarification, the term when I used it, refers to those who intimidate their neighbors and deprive them of a free choice. I was referring to the waiting room when some of the Rainbow Springs residents stated how they would appreciate fast fiber optic service but in their words their neighbors would kill them. I assume the word kill was a euphemism for castigation. I never said I supported what the city did in a panic to raise revenue, and certainly did not support the rhetoric surrounding the poor decision. I very much would have supported a different means of resistance, but a few in the country club decided to use schoolyard tactics. They must have immediately thought all of us in town were on board with the sale. Now we have a standoff going on in print and, soon, in court. I cannot see where anyone will win in that scenario.Dan Lumsden,DunnellonMore than half of residents probably still mad at cityAt a recent City Council meeting, Vice Mayor Dennis Evans asked newly proclaimed city manager if he had any recommendations to improve relations with residents of Rainbow Springs. Its a very good question. Unfortunately, Eddie Esch decided to make light of the question by responding that only half of them are mad at us now. I wonder if Mr. Esch actually conducted a survey to reach such a conclusion. If he did I would like to see the numbers. My personal opinion is that somewhere around 90 percent are still mad at the City Council and staff for the continued bad-management related to water/sewer rates. Its too bad that Mr. Esch wants to joke about a serious issue. If thats his attitude, and if its shared by the city officials, then the problems are going to get a lot worse before they get better. Its interesting to note that none of the other council members asked any questions. I guess they already know everything about Mr. Esch and his ideas for the citys future. The city doesnt need a manager who wants to be a coach. They need a serious manager who will kick (butt) and take names. The same holds true to council members. Its time for the City Council to step up and answer some questions: How much has the city spent trying to sell Greenlight, including Bagging groceries isnt a chore Iguess I spoke too soon regarding my granddaughter and her boyfriend. Last week, she experienced her first broken heart. We did, of course, not expect this boy to be with her forever, but we did expect him not to stomp on her heart. Ten months together is a long time when youre 15. Its like 5 years in adult time. We had all intentions on going to get pedicures and lunch on that gloomy day, but once my precious girl found out the truth she was in no mood to go anywhere. So her mom and I climbed into bed with her and held her as she cried. All breakups hurt, but that first one is always a doozy. We can tell her this is the first of many heartbreaks along the way to true love, that everything happens for a reason, that she is better off without him. But these are things she doesnt want to hear right now. Even though its been many years ago, I can still remember some of my sob stories. There was the time a date took me to a student council party, but then left with another girl and I had to catch a ride home with his brother. One time, this guy I had liked for years invited me to a New Years Eve party, but then never showed up to get me even though I was dressed and waiting. What about the Saturday I spent on cloud nine at the river with my boyfriend, to find out another girl had pictures of them together the following day. Each time I felt like I would never get over it, but I did and so will she. A couple of these guys still live in Dunnellon, so if you happen to be reading the Riverland News feel free to insert your name wherever it fits. Im joking, of course. Have you dated the, Ill call you tomorrow guy, or gone out with the youre the only one for me girl? I think were all familiar with them. My youngest daughter experienced the best friend taking the boyfriend away syndrome. And my oldest daughter had her heart broken in high school so bad it took her more than two years before she dated anybody else. I know plenty of guys who have been heartbroken too, but I think they look at it differently. Maybe they take it more in stride as a part of life. When I came home after comforting my granddaughter all day, my husband asked why I was so upset. I told him I felt bad because Dominique had her heart trampled on. He said very matter of factly, Youve been through this 100 times with your own girls and it still bothers you this much? Yes, it still bothers me this much. And yes, I guess Im too involved in my kids lives. But I dont know any other way to be. The only thing worse than 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 OTHER GUY LETTERS JERSEY GIRL TIME TO SMILE Let me start off by saying my dog is a cold-blooded killer. Wait, wait, back up, I dont have a dog. Its my brothers dog. McGee visits me every day. I think we share her 50-50. They get the vet bills, so I like this deal sort of. I get the mounds of dog fur and dead animals. McGee is a natural-born hunter. Being part hound, she stalks her prey with intense focus. I am amazed by her patience. Her tail is perfectly straight with her body, her paw is midstep and her ears are pointed to the sky. I watched her stand like that for 40 minutes. I could wave a bone wrapped in a piece of steak right under her nose and she would not be interested. No one else is on the planet when she is focused on whatever animal is in mortal peril. She can jump from a sitting position and snag a bird midflight. If you are like me you would find this all disturbing. I deplore violence of any kind. Yes, I know in the animal kingdom this is acceptable behavior. That does not mean I have to like it. You wont ever catch me watching one of those nature channels. The Puppy Bowl is more my speed. Nobody gets hurt and no one gets eaten for dinner. And, no I am not a big meat eater. I understand farming, but it does not mean I want to see Elsie get slaughtered. Recently, I got to see McGee in action. It was not pretty. A neighbor passed away. She was a bit of a hoarder when it comes to cats. I never met her and I am not personally involved with the situation so you are getting this second hand or paw in this case. Somehow, her bazillion cats got loose. She didnt have any relatives, so they are stalking the neighborhood desperate for food. I heard through the grapevine that animal control was called. It seems they are aware of it, but it is not on the top of their list. Like I said, I dont know if this is true. I do know there are cats everywhere. One morning, I woke up to McGee barking and a horrible cat screeching nose. I look outside my front door and there is McGee trying to get close to a wounded cat. I cant say she did it, because I did not see her do it. It looked like her handiwork, but I have no proof. Since I am a wimp and cry at the thought of Bambis mom getting shot I have never watched the movie because of that and I think Walt Disney was sadistic I called my neighbor Donna, who is an animal lover. She rescues cats, dogs, run over raccoons and every other animal imaginable. It took me 20 minutes to drag the 75-pound McGee by all four legs back to the house. By the time I got her to the house it was too late for this cat. Her back legs were broken and she had a puncture wound to her neck. McGee Columnists catastrophe unlike any other before it Proceed with care, please Iused to believe my father enjoyed abusing my brother and me as youths. More often than not, when it was time to make the weekly trek to the grocery store my father typically made us tag along. And by making us, I mean it was traditionally a threat. Either we could go to the store, or hed find a manual job for us to complete in his absence. Now, my father by no means had trouble with the word, No. As in no, you dont need the box of cookies, the cereal we piled into the cart, and what in the heck is there Coke doing in my shopping cart. He was a Pepsi man, and there was no getting around it. If theres anything my father loathes more about my familys annual pilgrimage to Florida, its eating at restaurants. In the south, Coke seems to the preferred soda. Perhaps its good he enjoys sweet tea. Still, the treks to the grocery store, as I have learned as an adult, were twofold. First, and foremost, it gave my mother a break from the insanity of having three children in the house, bickering and constantly under her feet. I understand now, more than ever, why my mother always begged for just five minutes of peace, quiet and alone time. Secondly, my father was doing his best to teach my brother and me a longtime tradition how to properly bag groceries in paper sacks. You know, the brown paper bags, which you can, if you request them, still have your groceries stockpiled into instead of those annoying plastic bags. Sure, those plastic bags have several handy purposes. But they multiply, much like gremlins and Im not quite sure how it happens. I stumbled into a pile the other morning, and they attacked my feet without provocation. I attempted to kick and stomp, but they just wouldnt let go. This was all before my first cup of coffee. Finally, I had to bend over to strangle them before they met their untimely demise into the large black bag I pile them into. Exercise so early in the day before one has had a chance to have their first cup, or pot, of coffee is absurd. Now, let me be honest, I rarely shop for food. Every other week, I live life as a bachelor. Theres little to no reason I should cook for just myself. But when my children are with me, they must be fed, quite often I must add. Thats when the cabinets are stockpiled with the See LETTERS page 5 See SMILE page 9 See JERSEY page 9 Kathleen Wallace Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 9


High Twelve Club plans meetingThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club No. 665 will host its monthly meeting at 11 a.m.. Friday at the Elks Club at 702 NE 25th Ave. in Ocala. Mary Callahan from the Marion County Sheriffs Office will be the guest speaker. A buffet luncheon will be available. Cost is $12 per person. To RSVP or information, call Bob Brady at 352-854-9612. Garden Club to meet March 27The Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41, north of Walmart. George Aldrich of Plants-nThings will be the guest speaker, sharing his popular program about bromeliads and ferns. Visitors fee is $5. For information, call Alice Kennedy at 465-3002. The Chamber is busier than ever at this time. With Boomtown Days a few weeks away and Casino Night just around the corner, we have little time to relax. The Boomtown Committee has been busy working and coming up with new ideas to make this years Boomtown community event a huge success. Thanks to all our volunteers and organizations who have signed up for the admission gates along with all of the other volunteers who have signed on for setup, cleanup, entertainment and logistics, etc. Everything is coming together for another awesome event. Last week, we were seeking dealers for Casino Night, and thanks to Jeff Bryan, editor at the Riverland News, requesting on our behalf, several individuals have come forward and offered to lend a hand and join in the fun to support the event. Jeff has even stepped out of his role and became a teacher for a day. He taught me how to deal Black Jack and Texas Hold Em. We are still looking for a dealer for craps and roulette to round out the evening. If you or someone you know would be interested in volunteering, have them call Beverly at the Chamber at 489-2320. I would also like to add that we have several new members on the Board of Directors this year. Along with our old board, they are all very excited about starting the new year working together with our chamber members and the Dunnellon community to bring more tourism and business to our town. On a closing note, we still are looking for more Boomtown volunteers, sponsors, Lil Miss and Mr. Dunnellon and Queen of the Rainbow contestants, and the very important Boomtown Mayor.Viola Soffe is president of the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce. trying to sell Greenlight, including all consultant fees, legal fees and staff expenses? How much was budgeted to close out Greenlight and how much is left? Since the Greenlight sale failed, is the city going to seek reimbursement of the success fee paid to the consultant? How much has the city paid since the Dec. 23 closing to keep Greenlight operating? How much has the city paid in legal fees so far this fiscal year? Does the city have a preliminary estimate of how much will be borrowed from the water/ sewer funds to balance the city budget at the end of this fiscal year? Answers to these questions should tell us something about the quality of management in this nifty little city.Hugh Lochrane,DunnellonSimply Spring fashion show a big successThank you everyone who attended and made the Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon Simply Spring fashion show and luncheon a success. A special thanks to Nancy Myers of Grumbles House for the fashions, the models, Ocala Harmony Group, Linda Heebner and the Line Dancers, Thia Williams for her table decoration demonstration, Vernon Martin and Maria for the hair extension demonstration and Chef Ernie and Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club staff. I would also like to express my appreciation for the members who so ably assisted me in this fundraising project. Proceeds will go to the children of Dunnellon for our Youth Program. It is very gratifying to see the wonderful support Kiwanis receives from the community.Ellen Ellie Pollock,Kiwanis Club of DunnellonRiverland News, Thursday, March 20, 2014 5 352-302-64361/4 Mile East Of Publix On Hwy. 44 6658 W. GULF TO LAKE HWY., CRYSTAL RIVERJOE and PEGGYWe Deliver & InstallReasonable Delivery Available Same Day Pavers Sales & Installation We Honor 10% Veterans Discounts000HO4Q 1298 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy. 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Quilting groups from both Riverland Baptist Church and Morriston Baptist Church are making quilts for the children and adolescent cancer patients at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. To have beautiful, handmade quilts for the children to keep them warm and brighten their rooms, and show them that folks care is wonderful, said Diane Howard, the groups contact at Shands Oncology Department. The churches are asking the communities to help us with these projects. The quilting groups need 100 percent woven not knit cotton fabrics in bright, cheery colors (no size is too small) and thread. The groups will purchase the fill material, so if you want to contribute in any way, donations can be made to the Shands Quilt Project and dropped off at the church office. Fabric for these projects can be left in the basket in the church lobbies. For information, call Linda at 465-5039 or Kathy at 341-2235, or the church office at Morriston Baptist Church at 352-528-4080, or Riverland Baptist Church at 489-6171. Imade the mistake the other night of complaining out loud. It is one thing to complain under your breath so that nobody hears you or knows what you are complaining about. But when you complain out loud, then you run the chance of somebody hearing you. The somebody I was most concerned about was the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Some things are meant to be kept to yourself and for obvious reasons. For some reason, who knows what it was, I let my guard down and vocalized my complaining. I must confess that it rather caught me off guard. What are you complaining about, my wife said directing the question to me. At first, I did not know what she was talking about because I did not realize that I was vocalizing my complaints. All I could say at the time was, Did I say that out loud? My wife has a delicate way of backing me in a corner where I have to say what is on my mind. Fortunately, I do not have much of a mind for anything to get on. Unfortunately, my tongue is not attached to anything and so it is looseygoosey. What I was complaining about were all the crazy people, particularly on television. Just when you think you have seen the most crazy thing, something else or someone else takes the lead in the race to crazyville. Since my wife asked6 Riverland News, Thursday, March 20, 2014 Attend the worship service of your choice... The Only Pet Store In Town *If We Dont Carry Your Brand, Special Orders Are Available Every Week 20372 E Pennsylvania Ave., Ste. G, Dunnellon Sat. 9-5, Sun. 11-4 Mon. 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J AMES G ERHART Sunday Services 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Godly Play Healing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith Rainbow River Blue Cove 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 000HIUR 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 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 000HIEH 000HNE7 Expires 8/31/13 Expires 8/31/13 Expires 8/31/13 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 100% Guaranteed Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Services Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Services 24 Hour Emergency Water Removal!!! Carpet Dries Fast, 1-2 Hours Tile & Grout Carpet Stretching Upholstery Water Extraction Air Duct Cleaning 35% OFF TILE CLEANING Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. 3 ROOMS & HALLWAY $ 65 00 Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. CARPET STRETCHING OR REPAIR 25% OFF Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. 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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 000HITE The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com 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 000HO3P B EVERLY H ILLS F LORIST L OCATED I N H OBSON S H ERBS & M ORE I NC ./ DBA COUPON SPEND $30 GET $5 OFF Spring Bouquet expires 3/31/14 Carry Out Only 6726 N Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills Formerly The Greenery between Beverly Hills and Holder 352-489-5023 000H97U A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor GATHERINGS A D IRECTORY OF A REA C HURCHES For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20 711180 Church schedules gospel concertFirst Baptist Church will host the Mast Brothers in concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in its sanctuary. An offering will be taken to benefit Child Evangelism Fellowship/Good News Club of Marion County.Church to host gospel choir concertFirst Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will host the CF Inspirational Gospel Choir of Ocala at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at its church at 11849 N Williams St. For information, call Ruth Edwards at 489-1774. Church schedules Holy Week activitiesSt. John the Baptist Catholic Church has announced its Holy Week schedule: Palm Sunday: Regularly scheduled Masses. Holy Thursday: 8 a.m. morning prayer; 10 a.m. to noon, confessions; 7 p.m., Mass of the Lords Supper; Adoration until 10 p.m. Good Friday: 8 a.m., morning prayer; 9 to 11 a.m., confessions; noon, stations of the cross; and 3 and 7 p.m., Good Friday services. Holy Saturday: 9 a.m., morning prayer/blessing of baskets; 10 to 11 a.m., confessions; and 8 p.m., Easter vigil. Easter Sunday: Masses at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Spanish Mass, noon. Fish Fry will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays during Lent.Photos, stories wanted of Holy FaithParishioners 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 at-home interviews. Interviews can be arranged by calling 489-2685.Church schedules mission trip St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is planning a mission trip in June to visit Haiti. The small group plans to do construction work on hurricane-damaged properties. The group is collecting new/slightly used childrens clothing and school supplies to take with them for the children of Haiti. To make a donation, including monetary donations to help with shipping costs, call 489-3166 or send checks payable to St. Johns to Haiti Mission 7525 S. U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon FL 34432. 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 NEWS In praise of crazy, appreciate othersOUT TO PASTOR Breakfast is served JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsTyler Ellis of Cub Scout Pack No. 574 is served breakfast Saturday morning at American Legion Post No. 58, which hosts the event at 7:30 p.m. the third Saturday monthly in conjunction with its outdoor flea market. The next pancake breakfast and outdoor flea market will be Saturday, April 19. Cost for the breakfast is $5 per person. Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 8 Churches seek quilting materials


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me, I let go on a very eloquent rant against crazy. At this point, I forget the exact crazy that set me off. But it does not matter. If it were not one thing, it would be another thing. I have tried throughout my life to be an equal crazy complainer. If you are crazy, you can be sure I am going to complain about you. You, in particular, my wife was directing this toward me, ought to be quite thankful about all of the crazy people in the world. That set me off on another rant. I am not thankful for the crazy people in this world. The less crazy people the better I am going to like it. And I made the mistake of telling her exactly what I thought about that. We do not need more crazy people, I argued. Someone in Congress ought to pass a law against crazy. While I said that, it occurred to me that most of the crazy people are in Congress. I do not want more crazy people in this world. Enough is enough already, move on. Really, my wife argued, you ought to be happy about all the crazy people in the world. At this point, I was tempted to direct my complaining toward her. But you know what that would mean, and so do I. I finally broke down and asked her what in the world she was talking about. One of the things I have learned throughout the years of marital bliss is that if you ask your wife to tell you something, she will do it. But I was desperate at this time and I needed a little bit of clarification. She looked at me, paused as if she was collecting her thoughts and then said, You should be thankful that there are so many crazy people out in the world. The more crazy people there are, the more you are going to fit in. If for some reason we could eliminate all the crazy people in the world you would be a very lonely person. She continued her explanation by saying, Every crazy person takes the focus away from you. If there were not enough crazy people out in the world people would be focusing on you and complaining about how crazy you are. You do not have to hit me over the head with a hammer. That is the thing about my wife. When she is right, she is right. At least it gave me a new perspective on the world around me. Also, a new appreciation for crazy. I began to see her point of view, as humbling as it was, and realize that crazy has a place. As I further thought about this, I began to realize that everybody is crazy only in different areas of their life. Some peoples crazy is more noticeable than others, but everybody has that crazy gene. I guess that is what makes us human. After some deep reflection on the subject, I have come to the point where I want to praise crazy. I never thought of it along this line, but everybody has the right to change his or her mind about anything. Personally, I would like to change my mind for one that really works. One mans crazy is another mans delight. What is crazy to one person may be something rather important and enjoyable to another. After all, who am I to say what is crazy and what is not crazy. It is important to find someone else with something that you can truly appreciate. I thought about that and what Solomon said, Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones (Proverbs 3:7-8). Instead of spending so much time complaining about other people, I need to exercise the fine art of appreciation and learn how to praise people on their terms.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. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, March 20, 2014 NEW PATIENTS & WALK-INS WELCOME Taking Care Of Our Patients Since 1992 Bellam Medical Clinic Rajendra P. 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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. 000HJET Als TV Antenna & Satellite 11928 N. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432 Phone: 352.489.5676 www.AlsTvDish.com PASTORcontinued from page 6 Blue Cove chicks arrive Photo by Virginia SaalmanEvery year, residents of Blue Cove eagerly await the arrival of the new chicks. Virginia Saalman, a Blue Cove resident and photographer, captured the two new chicks out for a feeding adventure with their mom and dad. WE WANT YOUR NEWSThe Riverland News seeks community news announcments such as first birthdays, births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries. To submit news, email Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@riverland news.com. Photos must be high-resolution images. Print photos can be scanned at our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave.


necessary supplies to keep my kids tummies full, and I do enjoy cooking for them, because they seem to enjoy it. Thankfully, no one has gotten sick from my cooking, at least not yet. On my most recent visits to the local grocery store, I vehemently requested the use of brown paper sacks. You would have thought I was robbing the place, as the look of horror and dismay could be seen in the young mans eyes. He reached down and pulled the brown, paper bag. He eyeballed it, unsure of how exactly to operate the device. It was hard to watch. So, and while this might surprise most of you, I offered my assistance in the most sarcastic way. Do you know how to open that? I queried the young man. Would you like me to show you how to open it? I immediately followed up. The cashier was amused, but not the young man forced to bag groceries for me. Perhaps, he hadnt had his Mountain Dew or his 5-hour energy drink, but needless to say, he wasnt laughing. I, for one, was seriously albeit it sarcastically amused. I stood there while he unfolded the bag, and began placing my food into the bag. He just began tossing items in, as if he was taking the trash out. I felt like my father at that moment, when I urged the young man to move out of the way. Theres nothing worse than watching someone who had little to no clue as to how to properly bag groceries. He began to walk away, but I tugged on his apron. Watch, I encouraged as I explained the process of how to place items in a paper bag. See, now that wasnt too hard, I deadpanned as I completed the simple task. The kid still had the deer-inheadlights expression on his face. I wasnt even sure I wanted to query him if he knew how to properly stock a shelf, but felt it was best to leave that for another day. The experience didnt deter me in my second journey into the grocery store. I politely asked the cashier/bagger for paper bags. Again, I watched in horror as the employee chucked items in the bag, smiling the entire time. She pushed the bag my direction, heading for the next items yet to be stowed away as I redid the butcher job thinking she was working in the wrong area of the store. I could be wrong, but do these folks not take pride in their work? Maybe the simple solution is to have the Florida Legislature ban the use of paper or plastic bags in general and encourage folks to use recyclable bags. Most important, it would be better off for the environment. Secondly, no one would have to worry about the well-being of ones groceries. In the meantime, Ill continue completing the task myself and drag my boys along for old times sake. Emma can tag along for the ride, too. It certainly couldnt hurt. was not happy with me and I was not speaking to her. I found the whole experience traumatizing. A few days later, I pulled into the driveway. McGee was at her post cat watch was on. She wears an electric collar so she cant go get the cats they have to come to her. Well a tiny kitten decided to cross the line. There was no way I was going to watch her eat a kitten. I jumped on McGee and dragged her to the ground. We wrestled in dog poop and pine needles, which I am allergic too. I yelled for help, because I could not hold her and rescue the cat at the same time. I live on 10 acres of land so it was awhile before help came. Boyfriend dog the dog that lives up the street decided to check out what all the fuss was about. He loves McGee and comes over every day to do what a boyfriend dog would do to a female dog. It seems all the excitement got boyfriend dog excited. Before long we were involved in a twosome, plus one. Unlike many fantasies it was not fun. I was rolling in the dirt with a powerful killer at the ready while pushing off an amorous knucklehead. Finally, my neighbor Manny came to the rescue. He was able to calmly get the kitten in a trap. Donna adopted her later that day. Covered in hives and sweat, I took a long hot shower. I also debated burning my clothes, but opted for the washing machine. Several cats have been rescued but McGee is still on cat duty. Boyfriend dog thinks we are dating. I will break it to him gently. I guess you can say we all lived happily ever after. Sorry to disappoint Walt Disney. having your heart broken is watching somebody you love going through it. Theres nothing you can really do or say to make it better. All you can do is be there for them, and try to feed them. Watching your grandchild cry is one of the worst feelings ever. When you go through something like this it makes you leery of getting involved again. It changes you somehow. You go in wide open that first time, giving your all. But then next time youll proceed more cautiously, and you never forget how bad it hurts. Shes been enjoying the Taylor Swift hit, Story of Us, but I hope soon shell be singing, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. I know once she gets over the initial hurt and starts noticing all the other fish in the sea, shell be fine. After all, shes gorgeous. Any boy will be lucky to have her, and werent we just saying we want her to go to college before she gets serious anyway. So heres to the first boy who broke my sweet granddaughters heart. I know better, but I hope its the last. All I can say now is, proceed with caution. Even if you slow down and look both ways before crossing this street again, you can still be hit by a Mack truck. Riverland News, Thursday, March 20, 2014 9 000HJEM 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. 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Agency participating in fundraiserThe Annie W. Johnson Service Center of Dunnellon, a United Way organization, will participate in the $1 million giveaway Helping End Hunger in America effort by the Feinstein Foundation. Founded in 1991 by Alan Shawn Feinstein, the Feinstein Foundation (www.feinsteinfoundation.org) is dedicated to the alleviation of hunger. Donors can help the needy in Citrus and Marion County by donating to Annie Johnson Service Center, especially during March and April when the Feinstein Foundation will be adding money to all donations. All money and food collected stays in Citrus and Marion counties. For information, call 489-8021.Fundraiser slated for pregnancy centerJoe Castillo, a contestant on Americas Got Talent, will perform at 7 p.m. April 4 at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI) at 1614 SE Fort King St., Ocala. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Family Hope Pregnancy Center at 20892 Second Ave., Dunnellon. For ticket information, visit www.family hopedunnellon.org or call 465-3321.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. This course will be at 1 p.m. April 17 and 18 the Rainbow Lakes Estate Clubhouse, 4000 SW Deepwater Court. For information or to register, call 465 6359. Baptist church to host Easter Egg HuntFirst Baptist Church of Dunnellon will host a communitywide Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at its church at 20831 Powell Road. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 489-2730.Agency in need of volunteersThe Annie W. Johnson Service Center and the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store are in need of volunteers, who should have an understanding and a passion for the causes supported by the agency. For information, call 489-8021.Kiwanis Club meets weeklyThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon meets 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.Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St, Dunnellon is a drop-off point for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots drive as well as a drop-off location for food donations for Food 4 Kids Inc., which provides backpacks full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area. For information, call 465-3666.Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a charitable organization formed to assist local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to families who qualify under federal guidelines. Free toiletries, such as dish and laundry detergent as well as shampoo, lotion, deodorant and toothpaste, and clothing will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. For information, call Geri Davis 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660.Writers Group meets first Saturday monthlyThe Rainbow River Writers Club meets at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly, except January and July, at the Dunnellon Public Library, 30351 Robinson Road. All writers of all genres are welcome. Writers hear and critique each others creative efforts, socialize and talk shop as is the tradition and custom of all writers regardless of time or place. For information, visit http://groups.yahoo.com /group/wgdunnellon or email waltersylvester @yahoo.com TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 SW Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For information, call 465-5807.10 Riverland News, Thursday, March 20, 2014 000HBCK anytime. anywhere. any device. your subscription just got better with ALL ACCESS from Print + digital + mobile available to all subscribers in one convenient subscription Its easy to activate your subscription for FREE ACCESS today! 1 Go to www.riverlandnews.com/activate 2 Click activate existing account 3 Search for your account and thats it! 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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. COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Riverland News, Thursday, March 20, 2014 11 The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon recently hosted its Simply Spring fashion show at the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. Fashions were presented by Grumbles House, In addition to the fashions presented by the models, there was a luncheon, entertainment by Ocala Harmony and the Local Line Dancers. The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon is now preparing to host its annual golf tournament. Clockwise from above left: The Local Line Dancers, led by Linda Heebner, a Rainbow Springs resident, far left, showed off their dance moves for attendees. Thia Williams pieced together table decorations and even gave a demonstration showcasing her talents. Models, from left, Jeanette McWilliams, Eleonore Kempke, Connie Yates, Ruth Davis, Abigail Hatfield, Alyssa Claffey, Barb Gumby, Kate Lynce, Donna Emory and Kim Williams. Janice Villa shows off the door prize she won at the event. Ellie Pollock from the Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon served as emcee of the fashion show while Nancy Myers from Grumbles House provided the fashions for the models. Ocala Harmony provided some of the entertainment for those in attendance at the Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon fundraising event.Photos by JEWEL PONTIUS/ Special to the Riverland News


12 Riverland News, Thursday, March 20, 2014 The Greater Dunnellon Historical Society recently wrapped its fournight, two-weekend run of Death Bemoans Her, a murder-mystery dinner theater performance at the Historic Train Depot. The group will host a special Boomtown Days murder-mystery April 26 and April 27. For ticket information, call 465-5005. Clockwise from above left: Kayla King is all smiles after winning a door prize during intermission at Saturday nights performance. Barbara Eberlin and Virginia Nessler are all smiles while looking over 50/50 raffle tickets. The cast of Death Bemoans Her, included Darlene Crump, Jan Bergeron, Amy Duncan, Nancy Eaton, Maureen Lamb, Dana Bergeron, Carolyn Cairns, Linda Bond, Missy King, Debbie Simpkins, Jackie Landreth and John Taylor. Doris Saunders smiles while listening closely to the cast of the murder mystery. Jan Bergeron, as Penny Holden, explains why shes the best poker player in the world. Don Bartolet, left, and Thanos Patsicostas break out in laughter during the finale of Death Bemoans Her. For more photos from Saturdays murder-mystery, see an upcoming edition of the Riverland News.Photos by JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland News


Riverland News, Thursday, March 20, 2014 13 on what has been going on in their lives and reminisced about the good old days. The good old days, as you would have it, included a six-man football team during the mid-1940s. J.T. Cochran, class of 1949, spoke of playing on the six-man football squad for the and seasons. After being suspended during the war years, the football program was reestablished for the 1947 season. The rookie players were coached by an equally rookie coach, a recently discharged Air Force veteran with limited football knowledge. When asked if they utilized the passing game, Cochran responded that the running game was employed with the the wide open field of the six-man game. Their speedy tailback was particularly effective when he could play barefoot on a good field without sandspurs. Shoes became mandatory during the 1949 season in which the rule change had little effect on away games played on the Cedar Key gridiron. The field there was built on a bed of oyster shells. According to Cochran, everyone wore shoes at Cedar Key games. Larry Ginwright, class of 1964, shared his experience of playing on the Dunnellon football teams of the early 1960s. He had the opportunity to start on the varsity squad of the 1959 season as an eighthgrade student. As the Dunnellon team expanded from a sixman to a full 11-man roster, Dunnellon was able to quickly adapt to the newer format. Playing with a roster of only 22 players and interior linemen lining up to play at 145 pounds, they went on to be undefeated state champions in both 1961 and 1962. In particular, he singled out the play of interior lineman Johnny Jones whom he referred to as a little stick of dynamite. Shirley OSteen Johnson and lifelong friend Marie Cochran Strange, both class of 1953, shared the story of where they were when they learned of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. As 6-year-olds, they were taking their ritual after-church walkabout to see the happenings around town. They investigated the tent revival that was being prepared in the empty lot next to what is now the Dinner Bell and returned home to find the Cochran family huddled around the radio. Mr. Cochran, without elaboration, stated that Pearl Harbor had been bombed by the Japanese. Not understanding that Pearl Harbor was thousands of miles away, as 6-year-old girls they remember being frightened that Dunnellon might be bombed also. Many of the alumni at the reunion came to Dunnellon to attend school from as far as Yankeetown, Romeo and Gaitor, a town which was located near where State Road 200 crosses the Withlacoochee River today. These alumni remembered mostly that because of the distance they lived from Dunnellon, they were not able to be involved in sports like some of the students who lived in town. Walter Markham, class of 1948 and his sister, Olive Mae Markham Risher (1949), were two who came from Romeo. Markham still recalls that he was a pitcher for Dunnellons first baseball team in 1947 and remembers when they beat Ocala for the first time. Also from Romeo were the Young sisters. There were nine girls in the family, two of whom attended the event. Three of them went onto be teachers, following in their mothers footsteps. Janet Young Knapp, class of was one of the Young sisters who taught elementary grades for several decades, mostly in Pennsylvania. Knapp attended Dunnellon for high school, but students living in the Romeo area during the time she was in grade school attended the local Buck Pond School. Knapp recalled that just a handful of students attended school at Buck Pond, and by the time her youngest sister, Sue, went to school, the Buck Pond School had closed. When Knapp attended Florida State College in Tallahassee with another local girl Jeanette Vann, she lived in the same dorm as her mother had. While having nine girls in your family creates instant close friendships out of necessity, the alumni at the reunion overwhelmingly felt that the peer pressure that exists today was not present decades ago as they were growing up. Everybody knew each other and that had its good sides and its bad sides, Nancy Young Jackson said. So if you got into mischief, your parents were usually aware of it very quickly. Gaitor resident Wilbur Jordan, class of said that back then young people did not get into the kind of trouble that they do today. There was a center in Dunnellon where parents would have dances for us on Saturday afternoons, he explained. Jordan, who is retired from the Air Force, lives in Gainesville now. He said he comes to the reunion just about every year. Jordan remembers being part of the school band, playing the double B-flat sousaphone. The band practiced during school, said Jordan, who lived too far to stay after school for athletics. Being in the band, I got credit for PT. So many memories were talked about fondly in the short hours of Saturdays Red Brick School House Reunion, but these were the major threads: Old friends help keep you young. During her introduction, Jackson said, In May, my class of 1959 will have been out of school for 55 years, and I want you to know that (classmate) Jack Peebles and I agree that we are not old. Old is reserved for others, but not us. Life moves pretty fast. It seems I have a birthday every other month, said Jackson. Speak to everyone you know. Dont wait until next year. Good friends make life better. Dunnellon people are some of the friendliest people, Jackson said. If you needed help, you could always count on a neighbor or a friend. HISTORY continued from page 1 TOP: Susan Williams Hayes, class of 1966, and Vicky Stancil, class of 1965, look over a 1965 yearbook. Four generations of Stancils family have attended school in Dunnellon. ABOVE: J.T. Cochran, a member of the class of 1949, looks at the football team picture in his senior yearbook. Cochran wore jersey number 19 and remembered that shoes were not required to play football until his senior year. RIGHT: Members of the class of 1964 were recognized at the event, having graduated 50 years ago. BELOW: Herbert Meredith, class of 1939, graduated from Dunnellon 75 years ago, and was the only reunion attendee who had graduated during the 1930s.Photos by JULIE MANCINI/ For the Riverland News


Bert Webb, baseball The sophomore left-hander tossed six-plus innings against Palatka, giving up one earned run and walking two in the Tigers 5-4 loss. Dunnellon led 4-1 before Webb was pulled. Cassandra Chestnut, softballThe sophomore first baseman went 3-for-4 with a double, triple, two RBIs and two runs scored in the Lady Tigers 17-3 rout of Lecanto last Thursday. On March 13 against North Marion, Chestnut went 3-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored. Cassandra Chestnut Bert Webb RIVERLANDSPORTS 14 Riverland News, Thursday, March 20, 2014 000HKRY 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. Tigers baseball losing steak reaches five games The Ides of March have not been kind to the Dunnellon High School baseball team. Since posting a 7-3 victory Feb. 28 against Crystal River, the Tigers have yet to win a game in March, losing five straight as their record has dipped to 3-7 overall and 1-2 in District 5A-6. On Friday, Dunnellon lost a nail-biter to Lecanto, 3-2, the second straight one-loss road contest for the Tigers in back-to-back nights. Pitcher Dante White was solid on the mound, tossing six innings while allowing two runs. He walked three and allowed four hits. Reliever Ryan Mills threw twothirds of an inning, taking the loss after allowing a run in the bottom of the seventh. Offensively, Dunnellon tallied 13 hits, as Matthew Livermore paced the attack, going 3-for-3 with a double. Zach West, Kane Parks and Bo Dewitz all had two hits apiece for the Tigers. Parks and Quinn Rosen had one RBI each. On Thursday, Dunnellon dropped a 5-4 contest to Palatka. The Tigers collected seven hits, but their offensive breakout was negated by four errors in the field. Dunnellon led 4-1 entering the bottom of the seventh before Palatka rallied for the victory. Parks led the Tigers seven-hit attack, going 3-for-3. Garrett Kudlack and Lyle Savage had one RBI apiece for Dunnellon. Starting pitcher Bert Webb tossed six innings, allowing two runs, one earned, giving up six hits. He left the game with Dunnellon leading, 4-1. On March 12, Forest pitcher Blake Waldren limited the Tigers to four hits in the Wildcats 10-1 victory. Waldren threw six innings, striking out seven and walking just two. Zach West had two of Dunnellons four hits. Dewitz and Livermore had one hit each. Four Tiger pitchers combined to allow nine hits and eight walks, allowing nine earned runs. Dunnellon played Wednesday at Belleview. Results were not available at press time. The Tigers will play at 7 p.m. Friday at home against Crystal River as well as at 7 p.m. Monday at home against Lake Weir. DHS drops two straight one-run losses JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsABOVE: Dunnellon High Schools Courtney Heinritz awaits an umpires ruling after she stole second base last Thursday against Lecanto. The senior shortshop was 3-for-5 with a triple, three RBIs, two runs scored and two stolen bases. BELOW: Freshman Natasha Pierro, the starting pitc her for the Lady Tigers, pitched a solid game, striking out one to tame the Panthers. DHS offense explodes for 17 runs in back-to-back games After a two-game losing streak, the Dunnellon High School softball team waxed Lecanto High School, 17-3, last Thursday in a game that wasnt even comparable to the teams first meeting in which the Lady Tigers had to rally for a 1413 victory at home. Dunnellon struck for two runs in the third, one run in the fourth and tagged three pitchers for a whopping 14 runs in the fifth inning to break the game open. Freshman Natasha Pierro, the starting pitcher for the Lady Tigers, pitched a solid game, striking out one to tame the Panthers. On the offensive end, Dunnellon was led by a multitude of players. Senior Jody Weber and sophomore Michelle Ruiz both went 4for-4 at the plate. Weber had two doubles and one RBI, while Ruiz knocked in a pair of runs. Senior Courtney Heinritz was 3-for-5 with a triple, three RBIs, two runs scored and two stolen bases. Sophomores Cassandra Chestnut and Kelly Howard also had two JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon catcher Savannah Thompson holds onto a pitch while awaiting an umpires call during one of the Lady Tigers contests. Thompson leads the team in hitting this season, batting a team-best .514. DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY DEBS NATURAL SOURCE DHS JV softballs unbeaten run ends The Dunnellon High School junior varsity softball team showed its resolve and mettle after suffering its first loss of the season March 11 against Belleview, 14-2. The Lady Tigers picked themselves up in the final inning, putting two runs on the board as Megan Howard and Taylor Powell each scored. Howard hit a triple, scoring on an RBI single by Hannah Warren. Howard raised her average to .452 for the season. At least we scored two runs instead of the alternative, said Powell, alluding to being shutout against the Rattlers. Dunnellon bounced back, though, picking up victories against North Marion and Lecanto. The Lady Tigers beat the Lady Colts, 6-1, on March 12, followed by a rout of the Lady Panthers, 19-1, on March 13. With the additional pair of wins, Dunnellon improved to an impressive 14-1 this season Keys to the teams successes is its offense, pitching and defense. Our hitting has improved, and our team has become stronger, said Savannah Thompson, who leads the team with a .514 average. From triples to steals, the Lady Tigers have proved they are a force to be reckoned with. They play tough defense behind their pitcher Brianna Williams, who has pitched every game this season and is 14-1. The team is the foundation for the future and with its impressive record is developing by getting a reputation against opposing teams who at times are intimidated. The girls are getting comfortable with each other and playing well together as a team and not as individuals, said Dunnellon JV coach Jeff White. Squad boasts impressive 14-1 record BREANNA BERGERON HANNAH WARREN For the Riverland News Kiwanis Club slates golf tournamentThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will host its annual tournament at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. Cost is $50 for nonmembers and $30 for members. Entry fee includes a barbecue luncheon, awards and prizes. For information or to register, call Mike Pontius at 465-0310.Jail Break 5K run/walk May 3The Dunnellon Police Department, in partnership with BTY Fitness, will host the inaugural first annual Dunnellon Jail Break 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3. The event will begin at Datesman Park at 12050 South Ohio St. The event will benefit Special Olympics Florida. To register, visit www.active.com. Preregistered participants will receive a Dunnellon Jailbreak 5K logo drawstring bag and race shirt, along with other goodies. Entry fee is $25; however, from April 1 to April 19, the fee will increase to $30. Participants can register during the day of the run, but the fee will be $35 and no free T-Shirt will be given away. For information, visit www.active.com, like us on Facebook Dunnellon Jail Break 5K, or call 465-8510.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. SPORTS BRIEFS Students, district welcome break Dunnellon Middle School will observe Spring Break from Monday, March 24, through Friday, March 28, along with the entire Marion County School District. DMS will resume normal school hours Monday, March 31. Friday is a teacher workday and a no school day for students. The third quarter report cards will be sent home with students Friday, April 4. Free tutoring at Dunnellon Middle School will resume at our normally scheduled hours for tutoring when we return March 31. Free tutoring continues at Dunnellon Middle School, as our status as a Title 1 school provides the funds to enable us to offer tutoring to our students. It is not too late if you would like your student to join either the morning or afternoon session. Please have your student take advantage of this additional assistance in their core subjects. For a parent consent form, call 465-6720. With FCAT scheduled in April, students are encouragedPRINCIPALS OFFICE See BREAK page 18 Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal IZZY PIERRO For the Riverland News See TEAR page 18


Riverland News, Thursday, March 20, 2014 15 Dunnellon Little League has been buzzing with activity since the season began March 1 with its Opening Day festivities, which included a parade, team recognition and the first pitch. Clockwise from above left: Chase Lucas connects for a hit against the Muck Dogs. Ace Hardwares Logan Minke applies the tag to Christian Rosado of the Muck Dogs, who slides into third base after a successful steal attempt. Tyler Carney of the Muck Dogs slides safely into home on a wild pitch as Ace Hardware pitcher Colby Lawson catches the ball in an attempt to tag Carney out on the play. Vincenzo Carlozzi receives hitting instructions from his coach, T.J. Watts, during his teams game. Zach Palfrey runs down the first base line after getting a hit in his teams game against Ace Hardware. For pictures from Dunnellon Little League softball teams, see the March 27 edition of the Riverland News.Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News


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Its time to register your kindergartener for the 2014-15 school year. The first 50 completed registrations will receive school supplies. To enter kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014. To register your child in school, the following documentation will be needed: a certified birth certificate, two proofs of residence, immunization certificate, proof of physical examination and the childs Social Security Card. Registration days and times are during normal school hours. For information, call Romeo Elementary at 465-6700. Rise and shine, its FCAT timeFCAT is finally here! This can sometimes cause a lot of stress for some students, but theres no need to worry. You have been preparing for this all year. Here are some things you can do to help ease your stress with some helpful test taking tips: First Its important that you have a positive attitude It might be tough, but you can do it! A positive attitude goes a long way toward your success on the test. The night before the test Remember, your brain and body need sleep to function well, so dont stay up late. Get to bed early and rest for the test! On the morning of the test Youll think better if you have a full stomach, so dont skip breakfast. When its time for the test be sure to read the instructions carefully. You want to make sure you know what youre doing, so you can mark your answers correctly. Dont get stuck on a question Those tricky problems can sometimes knock you off balance. Dont get frustrated. Reread the question to make sure you understand it. Then, try to solve it the best way you know how. If youre still stuck, circle it and come back to it later. For those multiple choice questions The process of elimination can help you choose the correct answer. Start by crossing off the answers that couldnt possibly be right. Then spend your time focusing on the possible correct choices before selecting your answer. Remember to prove your answers By circling and underlining important key words in each question. Then, go back in the story and find those key words in the story to locate your answers. This way you are sure you have chosen the correct answer for each question! Finally never say Im done! When you have completed the last question on the test, remember that youre not done yet. Go back and review your answers by rereading each question again as if you have seen it for the first time. Double check your answers to make sure you have chosen the best answer for each question. This is your chance to show what you know.March Terrific Kids!Romeo Elementary School is proud to announce this Marchs Terrific Kids. Terrific Kids is part of the Kiwanis Kids program. It is an award that is given to one child, per class, every month, who is outstanding, succeeding, or overall terrific. Each child is awarded with a certificate signed by their teacher and the school principal as well as a sticker, bumper decal, pencil, and a coupon from a local business. VPK: Cynthia Esparza. Kindergarten: Carmen Cruz, Julianna Butler, James Harrison, Sydney Hewett and Jami Teague. First Grade: Nala Hines, Stacey Molinero-Hernandez, Even Rieck, AJ Sanchez, Luz VictoriaBastida and Leslie Zepeda. Second Grade: Brooklynn Adams, Akiah Braden, Zander Johnson, Adeline Melendez, Lane Nixon and Milagros Teniente. Third Grade: Kylie Francois, Miguel Garcia, Journey Ryan, Matthew Swengel, Morgan Triplett and Samantha Tweedy. Fourth Grade: Gissell CardosoLeanos, Saul Chacon, Aisling Chico-Garcia, Kasey Lemanski, Logan Minkema and Jake Rodriguez. Fifth Grade: Alexis Appleby, Valeria Hernandez, Calista Neal, Sarah Ortiz, Ethan Riley, Paul Shelton, Colby Smith and Sam Wryals.Riverland News, Thursday, March 20, 2014 17 000HI4Y 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000HJEL TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR PROTECT YOUR LAWN Let us spray for insects and strengthen roots, so grass comes back strong in the spring! 000HNSZ 000HJF0 GAS STATION 352-489-1494 11867 N. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34443 TAKE THE SHELL GAS MILEAGE CHALLENGE K EEPS Y OUR E NGINE C LEANER G IVES Y OU B ETTER M ILEAGE P AYING M ORE A T T HE P UMP I S N OT A LWAYS B AD FREE 20 O Z F OUNTAIN D RINK with this coupon 12084 S. Williams St., Dunnellon (Old Dinner Bell Restaurant) 352-465-2881 www.gruffsgrill.com GRUFFS T AP & G RILLE Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 4pm-9pm, Fri. & Sat. 4pm-10pm, Sun. 12 pm-9pm. Lounge hours extended daily. BUY 1 GET 1 FREE MARGARITAS MONDAYS SUNDAYS ALL YOU CAN EAT FRIED FISH & FRIES $9.99 20% OFF SENIOR DISCOUNT KIDS EAT FREE EVERYDAY 1 KIDS MEAL FROM KIDS MENU PER 1 ADULT MEAL PURCHASE TUESDAYS 2 FOR $20 1 APPETIZER 2 ENTREES 1 DESSERT FROM 2/ $ 20 MENU NASCAR SPRINT CUP SPECIAL 10 WINGS & PITCHER OF BEER $10 BUY 1 GET 1 FREE MARTINIS Kindergarten registration now underway at Romeo Jane Ashman Romeo Principal


Womans Club offering scholarshipThe Dunnellon Womans Club will sponsor a college scholarship for young women graduating high school this year, and have plans to further their education. Those who plan on attending a trade school or any other type of continued education are also eligible to apply. Information and applications can be obtained from Helen Smith at the Dunnellon High School or Treva Matthews at Dunnellon Christian Academy. Applications must be received by April 15 and will be awarded in May. For information about the scholarship program, call Treva Matthews at 489-4512 or Joanne Schemery at 465-7161.Church collecting Box Tops for EducationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box tops and labels can be dropped off at the church office. For information, call 489-5954. RBIs each. We played a great game, said Dunnellon coach Ashley Clark, whose team improved to 9-5 overall and 3-2 in District 5A-6. I feel like we showed up to play and performed like I know we can. Natasha pitched an outstanding game and everyone hit the ball really well. Im very proud of our performance and look forward to more games like (Thursday) night. On March 12, Dunnellon put an end to its two-game slide, toppling North Marion, 1714, in a slugfest. Sophomore Gillian Heinritz threw five innings to pick up the victory, allowing five earned runs. After falling behind 51, the Lady Tigers rallied in the second inning to take an 8-5 lead before junior Ele Goodloe broke open the game in the third inning with a double. Goodloe finished the night 3-for4 with three RBIs and a pair of doubles. Courtney Heinritz was 2-for-5 with three runs scored. Both Goodloe and Courtney Heinritz had two steals each against the Lady Colts. Howard also had two RBIs against North Marion, while Kasey Bernstein, Chustnut and Weber had one RBI apiece. Dunnellon was slated to play at home Monday against Trinity Catholic. The Lady Tigers home game Monday against Trinity Catholic was rained out. No makeup date has been announced. Dunnellon played Wednesday at home against Lake Weir. Results were not available at press time. The Lady Tigers will play at 7 p.m. Friday at Crystal River, the teams third meeting this season. The teams have split the first two games. to visit the FCAT Explorer website at www.fcatexplorer.com. The FCAT Explorer website is free and a great way to practice for the FCAT. Parents, visiting FCAT Explorer can also be a great Be There experience, as together you and your child challenge each others knowledge on the website! Student sign-on directions for the FCAT Explorer are: Sign-in: full last name and first letter of first name. Password: 42, first four letters of the last name and the month and day of birth. Be sure to include Example: Student is: Johnny Smith, born Sept. 10, 1995. Sign-in: smithj. Password: 42smit0910. Parents, visiting the FCAT Explorer website is a great opportunity to Be There with your child. Make a game of it, challenge each other as to how many questions you can answer correctly. The winner can choose what to make for dinner that night. Learning is a lifelong process and as parents we can demonstrate our love of learning every day to our children. Parents of sixthgrade students who will become seventhgrade students in August. Your student is required by the state to have the following shot prior to attending school: Tdap shot (tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough). If you have any questions regarding your childs health record, call Carol Bartolet, R.N., at 465-6795.Box Tops for EducationPlease continue to drop off your Box Tops for Education to Dunnellon Middle School as we grow closer and closer to the goal of $500. We are almost there thanks to your generosity with box tops. Drop off your box tops at either the front desk of Building No. 1 or the discipline/attendance office of Building No. 10. You are also welcome to mail them to: Dunnellon Middle School, Attn: Box Tops for Education Coordinator, 21005 Chestnut Street, Dunnellon, FL 34431.Schedule of events Friday No school, teacher workday. March 24 to 28 Spring Break. Friday, April 4 Report cards will be issued. 18 Riverland News, Thursday, March 20, 2014 Electric Beach Salon Electric Beach Salon ( 352 ) 465-6505 19140 E. 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Kahron Batton, left, representing the freshman class, and Rebecca Perpente, representing the senior class, compete to find three fish in the onefish, two-fish competition at the DHS spring sports pep rally. LEFT: Senior Peggy Reid and Rebecca Perpente participated on the senior team at the pep rally during the afternoon in their Seuss costumes. They are pictured with senior class sponsor Erin Darmody, right. The Dunnellon Public Library will host Seuss-a-palooza!, an event celebrating Dr. Seuss birthday, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the library.Photos by JULIE MANCINI/ For the Riverland News COMMUNITY BRIEFS Solution to puzzle on Page 10


Youth UW applications positions availableUnited Way of Marion County is accepting applications from high school students who are interested in participating in the Youth United Way program. Youth United Way provides a forum for local youth to develop leadership skills and demonstrate the importance of youth civic involvement as a key component of community change. Applicants need to be entering their junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2014 and have a grade point average of 2.5 to apply. Applications are available at local high schools or can be downloaded at www.uwmc. org. Application deadline is April 1. For information, contact Katrina Ganzler at 352-732-9696, ext. 226, or email kganzler@ uwmc.org. Stormwater education grant deadline nearsPublic 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.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. Theres dinner, theres tradition and then theres the grog bowl. The 12th annual Dunnellon High School Air Force JROTC Military Ball was Saturday at Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club, which was called to order by Cadet Lt. Col. Beth Acevedo, President of the Mess. The event, planned by cadets each year, includes many traditions such as the presentation of the POW/MIA table by Chloe Botelho and Jacob Hilliard. Besides the dancing after dinner, one of the most looked forward to traditions of the military ball is the grog bowl. Any cadet who violates the rules of the mess may be sent to the grog bowl. The individual sending the violator to the grog bowl must make up a ditty about the violator. Alisha Stamm used this ditty to send violator Alex Quereux to the grog bowl: Its grog bowl time and I must confess, My poor friend Alex is out of dress. Hes sitting there thinking hes so fly, But if you look closely, he aint got a tie. So I must, with not a heavy soul, Send poor little Alex off to the grog bowl. The grog, concocted by Master Sgt. Kevin Gunter, had the appearance of pink grapefruit juice, but what was really in the mix is a mystery. Cadets sent to the grog bowl must follow the grog procedures. If these procedures are not followed, the violator must drink again until the procedure is done correctly. Romeo Hurst found this out the hard way. After draining the contents of the cup without removing it from his lips, the first few times Hurst inverted the cup over his head, drips came out, which meant he had to drink again. When Hurst finally managed to drain the cup completely, he forgot to salute the president after drinking. Hurst had to drink the grog a total of four times. After the grog bowl was closed, Army Staff Sgt. Luis Moran, a local recruiter, delivered the keynote speech. Moran talked about how he had joined the military at age 17 and came face to face with a lifethreatening situation, which left him with two choices. I could have fallen into a black hole and never crawled out, or I could choose to take each day as a gift, Moran said, encouraging the cadets to give 100 percent in all they do, take every day as a blessing and treat everyone they meet with respect. After Staff Sgt. Moran spoke, the adult guests were dismissed, the lights were turned off and the cadets danced the rest of the night.Riverland News, Thursday, March 20, 2014 19 000HNB3 To qualify, you must be: NATURE COAST CLINICAL RESEARCH Crystal River (352) 563-1865 PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH STUDY Postmenopausal Women Female Between 40 & 65 years old Postmenopausal with an intact uterus Suffering from hot flashes 000HMQK You may not participate if you: Use a pack of cigarettes or more per day Have a history of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, diabetes requiring medication, or chronic liver disease. 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RIGHT: Cadet Major Sergio Aponte puts his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem at the star t of the military ball. For more pictures from the Dunnellon High School Air Force JROTC Military Ball, see the March 27 edition of the Riverland News. DHS Air Force JROTC celebrates annual tradition JULIE MANCINI For the Riverland News EDUCATION NEWS


There is an occupation that can be very boring one moment and then quickly turn into some of the most exciting, adrenalinerushing experiences ever. In my opinion, that job is to be a Trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and I am proud to say I served in that capacity for almost 16 years. My career started in 1982, after completing the rigorous mental and physical training in the 65th recruit class at the FHP Academy in Tallahassee. I was assigned to Ruskin, in the southeast quadrant of Hillsborough County. There, I was able to interact with the carnival people in Gibsonton, the tomato-pickers in Ruskin and Wimauma, the retirees in Sun City or Apollo Beach and all the folks in Riverview and Brandon. Being the second female trooper to work in this county, I had to prove myself many times before the guys finally accepted me as part of the family. Since there were not many troopers on the road, we had a lot of territory to cover and needed to trust each other for backup. The boredom would come in the very early morning hours when no one was on the road or while completing the detailed paperwork for crashes and arrests. Shift work was also part of the problem as we went from days, to evenings and then midnights every 28 days. We always worked one person to a car, so there wasnt really anyone to talk to while on patrol, except for the radio. During the midnight shift, the dispatcher would check on us every 30 minutes to make sure we were OK, and still awake. During the daytime shifts, there might be a motor mouth on the radio who just liked to hear himself talk, but overall the radio was only used for the business of checking the validity of a drivers license, tag or call for an ambulance or tow truck. Now if someone was involved in a pursuit or was in danger, the radio was eerily silent, except for the dispatcher getting the trooper the help needed. When I started, troopers used a crossdraw holster to keep their gun away from the prisoners when they were taken to jail, because the cars did not have a cage. All detainees had to sit in the front passenger side of the patrol car so the trooper could keep an eye on them. That changed in the 1990s when FHP gave all personnel a Glock semi-automated weapon, which were kept on the right side of the officer. The new guns also meant new provided for the trooper was a .357 Magnum Python and it has been replaced with the semiautomatic Glock .45 G.A.P. With a change in weapon, it is also necessary to change the holster. Originally, the cross-draw holster was used to keep the weapon out of sight and away from the prisoner. This was eventually replaced with a strong hand holster, which gave the trooper increased efficiency and better control over the weapon. Also the first patrol car only had a siren and bulletproof windshield, but they didnt have emergency lights or a radio. The trooper had to stop at the local grocery store or service station and call the office for all communication. Our technology has greatly improved over the years, Col. Brierton said. The first recruit class had to stop by stores and call the office to see if they had an assignment. Now our radios can communicate from one end of the state to the other. Throughout the years, the FHP has become one of the leaders in the technology of police agencies, according to retired Capt. Jeff Succi. Succi was the captain of the Ocala FHP station from 1999 until 2008 when he was promoted to the head of technology for the state and reported directly to Tallahassee. Succi was also instrumental in getting the appropriation for building a new Ocala station, which opened in 2004. He retired in 2011, six weeks shy of his 34th year with the agency. The patrol has come a long way and has embraced technology, Succi said. We now have GPS capability so the dispatcher knows where everyone is and the troopers also know how close his backup is if needed. He also was involved in creating the new Florida Crash Report, which is now completed entirely on the computer. With everything being computerized, the trooper knows if the car is stolen and all about the driver before he makes the stop. With this information already in the computer, the trooper can complete a crash report or write a ticket in half the time it took to do by hand. If the driver is the owner of the vehicle, you will know all about them before you pull them over and just hit two buttons on the computer and the ticket is printed out, Succi proudly said. With this technology and enhanced awareness, the in-the-line of duty deaths have also gone down. In the past 75 years, 43 male troopers and one female trooper were killed in the line of duty by aircraft, bomb, gunfire, vehicle accidents and vehicle assault. More officers are killed in accidents, Succi said. It is the nature of our job and the biggest worry for the trooper. Unfortunately, working the road and being alone in the patrol car is a very dangerous profession. Every person repeats the Code of Ethics when sworn in as a member of the FHP knowing that the job would not be easy or safe. They still chose to be a trooper. Other interesting items from the history books is the first men of FHP were called patrol officers and it wasnt until 1952 when their title was officially changed to trooper. In 1964, the words State Trooper first appeared on the patrol cars and it was two years later when the troopers workweek was finally reduced to 40 hours. The first female joined in 1977 and was in the 54th recruit class, which led the way for additional females to follow. Also the beige straw Stetson was part of the official uniform for the summer and a brown felt Stetson was used in winter and for the dress uniform. In the late 1990s, the Stetson was replaced with the black campaign hat to be used year-round. Many different improvements, renovations and developments have occurred since the beginning of the patrol, but the professionalism, skill and training remain top priority. All potential candidates for the patrol go through an extensive background check, testing and a polygraph exam before they enter the FHP Academy in Tallahassee. In 1939, the first recruit class had 32 graduates completing the training in a few weeks. Originally, some of the first men on the patrol actually worked the road until the next recruit class began, but everyone did go to the academy. Now all troopers have the same bond of knowing that everyone in the patrol has completed the extensive recruit training and earned the privilege of wearing the uniform. Currently, the Florida Statutes require police officers to have a minimum of 320 hours of training, but the FHP recruit classes are approximately 23 weeks of rigorous instruction, completing more than double the minimum requirement. The training is conducted in a paramilitary format and includes a variety of subjects to challenge the recruit mentally, emotionally and physically to ensure they have what it takes to be a state trooper. After leaving the academy, the trooper must still complete an additional 10 weeks of field training, then have continuing education throughout their career. Recently, the FHP made Academy history by conducting three basic recruit classes at the same time. The 125th recruit class began in April 2013 and graduated in September 2013, and the 126th and 127th began in August 2013 and both classes finished in January 2014. After completion of their training, the new troopers can be assigned to any one of the 67 counties in Florida. We (troopers) respond to every county with the same dedication as they did in 1939, Ocala Lt. Sandy Mandell said. We get out and do the job. We protect the citizens. Cpl. Shaun Lattindille works and lives in Dunnellon and was recently promoted to homicide investigator. In addition to his regular duties, he also has the responsibility of investigating traffic fatalities in the county. I love the patrol, its who I am, Cpl. Lattindille said. It has made me a better person and I get to help people. Both Lt. Mandell and Cpl. Lattindille feel the Ocala FHP station is a family working together. They also agree that when a trooper has a problem, illness or injury with their immediate family the FHP family is there to help out in many ways and give words of encouragement. Since the creation of our agency in 1939, every member passing through the academy has been trained in our values of courtesy, service and protection, the colonel said. Were proud of them. 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American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion Wall-Rives Post No. 58 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, with dinner proceeding at 6. The Womens Auxiliary will meet at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 2. 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, March 15. Cost is $5 per person. The Law & Order Awards Dinner will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 22. Resverations only; tickets are $5 each. Free AARP Tax service will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through April 9. For information, call Wayne Sloan at 489-5066. The Legion will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Tickets are $6 per person.Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 hot dogs are available for lunch on those days. Plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. For information, call 465-4864.Police collecting used cell phonesThe Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for victims of Domestic Violence. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violence shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. storytelling was practiced. How could I know then as a kid that I was listening to real masters of the art? It sure did not seem that way back then. Red Hayes comes to mind as a master storyteller. I dont know how old Mr. Red was, but he always seemed old, even when I was a kid, and I was a kid 40 years ago. So Mr. Reds stories date back a long time. I have always been interested in the years of the Great Depression and just how people survived. How difficult those years must have been. During our recent financial crisis, I would sometimes reflect back on those stories of hardship and consider how fortunate my generation is, if this is as difficult as it gets. As I would listen to my friends complain about their 401)k)s getting whacked by onethird, or the impairment of their homes values, I think that in some ways they really dont get what represents hard times. But that is understandable. Not everyone had the benefit of growing up across the street from Mr. Red. My favorite depression-era story of Mr. Reds is actually a story of a job he quit on the first day. As I remember the story, he was recently married to Billie Hayes and jobs were near impossible to find. He had the good fortune to get a job harvesting deadhead cypress from the Withlacoochee River. A local businessman, whose name I have forgotten, had set up a barge in the river just upstream from the present-day railroad trestle and was pulling prized deadhead cypress from the river. The work method was very straightforward and most definitely not OSHA approved. You simply took a length of heavy-duty logging chain, held your breath and dived the 14 feet of coffee-colored water to the log pile, secured the chain and returned to the surface. Following that, you winch up the log onto the barge and then repeat the process. In listening to Mr. Reds story, it seemed like a good plan, but the part about working with logging chains in black water while holding your breath was a bit problematic. So much so that when he took his lunch break, he decided to take an extended break. When he shared this story with me in the early 1970s, I would estimate he had been out to lunch for about 40 years. No mention was ever made to the barge operator about his half days pay, and no mention was ever made of his extended lunch break. Some things are just understood. I do not know if the deadhead lumber operation was a success, but the evidence suggests it was not. I dove the site with the benefit of modern scuba gear and I can only describe the scene as eerie. Fourteen to 20 feet down in that dark water with only a hint of sunlight from above among cypress logs that are massive in size. The logs were in a jumbled stack that reminded me of the pickup sticks game I played as a kid placed underwater on an industrial scale. Judging from the size of the stack of logs that remained, they must not have removed many during the Depression years. I enjoy my underwater time and generally use up all my available air. I must say that dive among those massive logs was one dive I was happy enough to end when the air gauge hit the red line. To dive that holding my breath while carrying a logging chain is more than I can comprehend. Diving that stretch of river has yielded many surprises, including a part off of a train axle. The quest to find out what the heck it was and how it got there led me to another great storyteller and another story of the desperation of the Great Depression. But that is a story for another day. holsters designed with a series of multiple moves before the weapon could be removed, making it difficult for the prisoner to just take the gun. The heart-pumping side of this job could happen at any time. The call to a crash in the middle of the interstate; a dark, winding roadway with angry drivers and traffic all around; a prisoner who decides to resist arrest; or the person you just stopped could jump out of the vehicle with a gun. Every vehicle broke down on the side of the road, every car or truck stopped was a potential threat to the officer. It was OK to be a little scared, just dont let your guard down and be constantly aware of the surroundings and be ready to act instantly. This career also gave me the opportunity to meet and help a lot of people during my time on the patrol. As part of the team providing security to some of the dignitaries visiting Tampa, I was able to meet Vice President Dan Quayle and Florida Lt. Gov. Buddy MacKay. This time also allowed me to educate a lot of people on the law and some actually said, thank you. After they got a ticket and then smiled and said, nevermind. A few of the numerous people I put in jail did tell me later, that going to jail helped them turn their lives around for the better. Unfortunately, there were too many nextof-kin notifications telling families that their loved ones would not be coming home. Too many times the light went out of the eyes as I held their hand, then dealing with someone wanting to know why I couldnt do more to save them. There are a lot of good and bad memories experienced during my career as a trooper, but through it all was the knowledge that FHP is family. Like every family, there are always a few black sheep in the bunch, but we all try to get along. Although Ive been retired for more than a decade, I still attend the FHP retirees meetings, which are hosted twice a year and everyone gets together to see who tells the best war story. My family, the Florida Highway Patrol, has reached the 75th anniversary together this year and Im proud to be a part of it. The FHP Director, Col. David Brierton, always attends our meetings and says: Retired or active, we are all still family.Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at augie@thingsin town.com. 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CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 491-0320 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR AWARD OF A SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE FRANCHISE FOR THE COLLECTION, TRANSPORTATION AND DISPOSAL OF COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE Notice is hereby given that on April, 1 2014 at 10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as practical a public hearing will be held by the Board of County Commissioners in and for Marion County, Florida, Commissioners Chambers, Marion County Governmental Complex, 601 SE 25th Avenue, Ocala, Florida. The action to be taken at this public hearing by the Board of County Commissioners to consider the application of do Cleanup, LLC, byAndrew Hyde, Principal and may include the adoption of a resolution to award a Solid Waste Collection Service Franchise for the Collection, Transportation and Disposal of Commercial and Residential Solid Waste in Marion County to the applicant. This procedure shall be in accordance with provision of Marion County Code, Chapter 16 Solid Wastes, Article I, Division 2, Section 16-48 Approval and issuance of new franchises. Be advised that is any person or persons wishing to appeal a decision of the Board of County Commissioners of Marion County, Florida, made at the above advertised meeting, a record of the proceedings will be needed by such person or persons and a verbatim record may be needed. PLEASE BE GOVERNED ACCORDINGLY BY: do Cleanup, LLC. Andrew Hyde, Applicant March 20, 2014. 478-0320 RIV Lugo, Eva P. 2014CP283 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014CP283 IN RE: ESTATE OF EVA P. LUGO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EVA P. LUGO, deceased, whose date of death was March 18, 2013, File Number 2014CP283, 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 March 13, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ EVA J. RIVERA 10842 S.W. 79th Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34476 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/Joel O. Parker, Esq Florida Bar No. 0070201 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 March 13 & 20, 2014. 483-0327 RIV Hines, Elmo F. 2014-CP-249 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2014-CP-249 DIVISION: ____ IN RE: Estate of ELMO F. HINES, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of ELMO F. HINES deceased, File Number 2014-CP-249, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 20, 2014. /s/ Deborah B. Gulsby 10828 Deerfoot Lane, Elberta, AL 36530 (850) 530-2100 /s/ JOSEPH W. C. BOYLES Attorney at Law 212 W. Cervantes Street, Pensacola, Florida 32501 Telephone: (850) 433-9225 Florida Bar # 14188 Attorney for Personal Representative jwcb@boylesandboyleslaw.com jennifer@boylesandboyleslaw.com March 20 & 27, 2014. 484-0327 RIV Hines, Doris Omira 2014-CP-248 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2014-CP-248 DIVISION: ____ IN RE: Estate of DORIS OMIRA HINES, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of DORIS OMIRA HINES deceased, File Number 2014-CP-248, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 20, 2014. /s/ Deborah B. Gulsby 10828 Deerfoot Lane, Elberta, AL 36530 (850) 530-2100 /s/ JOSEPH W. C. BOYLES Attorney at Law 212 W. Cervantes Street, Pensacola, Florida 32501 Telephone: (850) 433-9225 Florida Bar # 14188 Attorney for Personal Representative jwcb@boylesandboyleslaw.com jennifer@boylesandboyleslaw.com March 20 & 27, 2014. 487-0327 RIV Avetta, Janet Appleby 2014 CP 000442 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014 CP 000442 IN RE: ESTATE OF JANET APPLEBY AVETTA 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 or will be entered in the estate of Janet Appleby Avetta, deceased, File Number 2014 CP 000442, 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 January 29, 2014; that the total value of the estate is $267,876.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address AVETTA FAMILY TRUST dated c/o Christopher T. Avetta, Trustee December 22, 1988 14 Teal Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15238 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 March 20, 2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Christopher T. Avetta, Trustee AVETTA FAMILY TRUST Dated December 22, 1988 14 Teal Dr., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15238 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: Service@BoginMunns.com Addl E-Mail: kbj@BoginMunns.com March 20 & 27, 2014. 486-0327 RIV ( 4/4 sale ) PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE TO: Unit #4 Alisha Maddox 9567 NW 52 Manor, Sunrise, FL 33351 Unit #28 Franklin Williams 1700 S. Williams Lane, Dunnellon, FL 34434 Unit #74 Linn Bolton 20263 SW 86th Loop, Dunnellon, FL 34431 You are notified that the property stored by you with STOR-RIDGE, INC. P.O. Box 1107, 1807 W. Lockport Lane, Dunnellon, FL 34430-1107, believed to be household goods will be sold to the highest bidder for cash, at the above address on April 4, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. to satisfy the delinquent rental agreement. Per FL Statutes 83.801 and 83.8055. We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. March 20 & 27, 2014. 485-0320 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law. pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: J & M Lawn Care located at 5320 NW 62nd Place, Ocala, FL 34482, in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Ocala, FL, this 12 day of March, 2014. /s/ John Reagan Adams /s/ Grace Elizabeth Adams Owners Publish: March 20, 2014. 479-0320 RIV 3/26 Admin.Comm PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating the Administrative Committees monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 26, 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. Pub: March 20, 2014. 480-0320 RIV 4/8 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 04/08/2014 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1G1JC8444P7158424 1993 CHEVROLET March 20, 2014. 481-0320 RIV 4/4 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 04/04/2014 9:00 am at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2G4WY55J9Y1103026 2000 BUICK KMHDU46D07U211205 2007 HYUNDAI ZDCKF1014AF000838 2010 HONDA March 20, 2014. 482-0320 RIV 4/7 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 04/07/2014 9:00 am at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1B3ES56C75D258371 2005 DODGE JH4KA966XYC006161 2000 ACURA March 20, 2014. 488-0320 RIV 4/8 & 4/2 sales PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will 489-0320 RIV 4/14 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 04/14/2014 9:00 am at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2FMZA522X6BA02034 2006 FORD March 20, 2014. 490-0320 RIV 4/28 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 04/28/2014 9:00 am at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 5NPEB4AC4DH524552 2013 HYUNDAI March 20, 2014. be sold at public sale to satisfy a lien, per Fl Stat 713.585, at 10:00 AM on April 8, 2014 at A-One Transmission Shop Inc dba A-1 Transmissions Inc, 1911 SW 3rd Ave, Ocala FL 34474, phone 352-629-6977. No titles, as is, cash only. 2006 Jeep Wrangler VIN 1J4FA49S96P718692. Cash sum to redeem vehicle $7254.69. Notice to owner or lienholder as to right to a hearing prior to sale date by filing with clerk of court and to recover vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Fl Stat 559.917. Proceeds of sale exceeding lien amount will be deposited with the clerk of court. Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555. *********************** The following vehicle will be sold at public sale, free of all prior liens, per Fl Stat 713.78 at 10:00 AM on April 2, 2014 at Cashs Towing, 2017 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala FL 34470, phone 352-286-6039. No titles, as is, cash only. 1991 Chev 1GCCT14Z5M8262607 Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555. Publish: March 20, 2014. Todays New Ads Boys and Girls Club Dunnellon Branch20077 SW 110 St. Dunnellon, Fl 34432 Accepting $15 yearly Membership signups ages 6 18 *AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM *SPRING BREAK CAMP* *SUMMER CAMP* *Snack*transportation*concession *volunteer credit *League* Leadership Clubs. download application.www. bgcofmarion.com contact tjackson@bgcofmari on.com for info CREATION ELECTRIC full service contractor Residential and Commercial Specialist. Lg or small repairs. Lic/Ins. EC13001722352-427-4216 Mention this ad for a 5% discount Sale or Lease,Option to Buy. 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Shop. Also 2 Bedroom Unfinished. $65,000. 352-486-4731 Be Creative Express yourself through water colors. Classes begin 4/2/14. Call Jackie 352-547-9110 Boys and Girls Club Dunnellon Branch20077 SW 110 St. Dunnellon, Fl 34432 Accepting $15 yearly Membership signups ages 6 18 *AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM *SPRING BREAK CAMP* *SUMMER CAMP* *Snack*transportation*concession *volunteer credit *League* Leadership Clubs. download application.www. bgcofmarion.com contact tjackson@bgcofmari on.com for info GRAND OPENING MONDAYMARCH 3 BEAUTIFULYOU WHOLE BODY CENTRE Come experience the wonderful benefits of Whole Body Vibration. Effectively treats: Arthritis, Insomnia, Multiple Sclerosis, sore muscles, etc. Excellent neuromuscular and physiological benefits. 10 minute sessions, builds bone density increases muscle strength and mass, Increases circulation, and stimulates the lymphatic system. Extensive studies and research supported. ALSO NEW FIT BODYLIGHT SLIMMING PACKAGES!!! 20 minute sessions and youre guaranteed to lose that stubborn fat in any area!! No needles, surgery, or down time!! 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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. Up to 9 acres from $14,900. Mountain cabin only $89,900. Access to lake and trout stream. Views of the Atlanta skyline. 45 minutes from Northern Atlanta. Priced below developer cost! Call 866-950-5263 Ext. 17. ATTN Homebuyers 100% financing avail. Government Program. You do not need perfect credit. Call or email to get qualified. 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