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Thursday, March 27, 2014 Vol 32 No. 21 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Council to host speical meetingThe Dunnellon City Councill will meet at 5:30 p.m. today for a special meeting to discuss a settlement agreement with Regions Bank in connection with the citys failure to make bond payments. No other information regarding the offer was available at press time. For complete details, see the April 3 edition of the Riverland News.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. 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.Chamber to host Casino NightThe Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Casino Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Hall on U.S. 41. Las Vegas-style games such as Texas Hold Em, black jack, roulette and craps will be offered. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and include light snacks, refreshments and $25,000 in playing chips. For information or to purchase tickets, call 489-2320.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. Sheriff: Man had 10 pounds of pot in trunk OCALA The Marion County Sheriffs Office recovered more than $35,000 in marijuana last Thursday after responding to a call about a vehicle driving erratically in the 4300 block of East State Road 40. In turn, a 46-year-old Dunnellon man is in the Marion County Jail after being charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana with the intent to sell after law enforcement authorities found nearly 10 pounds of high quality hydroponic marijuana in the trunk of the suspects vehicle. According to the arrest report, deputies were dispatched to the area in reference to a silver Toyota driving erratically. Upon arriving to the area, officials observed the vehicle, being driven by Justin Valentine, cross the center line and hit a curb at which time authorities conducted a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, deputies could smell the odor of alcohol on the defendants breath and the Justin Valentine Dunnellon resident charged with DUI, possession with intent to sell JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Senate gives springs bill OK House must also pass measureTALLAHASSEE Im proud to say We passed it, state Sen. Charlie Dean said last Thursday, fresh from a committee that had just given unanimous support to his springs protection and restoration bill. Dean recounted the process of developing the bill with a team of other senators and the early opposition it encountered. He explained how they overcame and converted various opponents and reached out to environmentalists. We asked them to come in, he said. Every one of them was on board; everyone was there this morning, because its the right thing to do. Deans position on springs was a view they would hear affirmed by other state officials. Dean said the 38page springs bill is not set in stone, but will become a yearly process. Some bad parts will fall off, he said, and new parts will be added to it. He cited the enthusiasm of everyone wanting to get involved and the momentum he believes that will carry to the next generation of legislators. Dean said it now goes over to the House JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsCharles Smith Jr. replaced Joe Smyth as park manager at Rainbow Springs State Park late last year. This is Smiths second managerial post in the Florida State Park Services system. Having been born in Florida, Charles Smith Jr. knew all too well about the abundance of nature and the opportunities to explore the vast number of resources throughout the state. But as a young boy, exploring the Florida Caverns was the biggest draw. Then, as a teenager, Smith participated in a summer job training opportunity in high school, which allowed him the opportunity to explore the Florida Caverns as a seasonal park ranger. Upon graduating from high school, Smith spent four years serving in the U.S. Army. Prior to that, he served two years in the U.S. Army National Guard. Once his time with the military was up, he sought a career in a field he envisioned retiring from, and thats when he saw the want ad for a park ranger at a park he was all too familiar with. Thus began his career in the Florida Park Services at the Florida Caverns. Smith, 34, has quickly worked his way up through the ranks, serving as a park ranger, park services specialist and assistant park manager. Then, he served as both assistant park Smith, family settling in at Rainbow Springs See SPRINGS page 6 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsBetty Mello, left, a volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club, helps Aysia Tuggle, Candice Soutar and Nicole Gutierrez, make bracelets Monday in the art room of the new Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch. Three-and-a-half years after announcing a federal grant had been secured, club officials welcomed youths back for a Spring Break soft opening. Boys & Girls Club opens new facility after long wait Three-and-a-half years of road bumps and frustration gave way Monday morning to smiles, laughter and rekindled friendships as the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County officially opened the doors of its new digs for the Dunnellon branch. Were super excited, said Jerry Lane, executive director for Boys & Girls Club of Marion County. This is a big thing for the Board of Directors, the employees, the volunteers, the parents and especially the kids. Its been a long time coming. Indeed it has been a long time coming. It was August 2010 when the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County announced it had secured a $840,000 Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), planning to replace the aging, antiquated modular structure along Bostick Street by June 2011. But thats when problems, delays and setbacks began to unfold. Initially, the project was delayed by finding the right contractor for the job. Then a problem with soil testing in the summer of 2012 showed high amounts of phosphate shavings in the soil on the property where officials had planned to construct the new club, slated to be built on 5.6 acres of land, which once housed the old middle school. Once those problems were settled, work began in earnest. With the anticipated opening of the new facility expected in October 2013, officials with the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County opted not to renew its yearly lease on the building along Bostick Street. Yet, again, delays with payment to the contractor, an occupancy permit and the drainage of a retention pond, held up plans to open the facility to the youths in the greater Dunnellon area. Two of those problems were resolved, thanks to the city issuing the occupancy permit and the County Commission JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See NATURAL page 8 See TRUNK page 9 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Nine-year-old Jason Fisher smiles while playing an Internetbased learning game in the facilitys new tech room. For more pictures, see Page 10 of todays edition of the Riverland News. See BUSINESS page 9 PAT FAHERTY For the Riverland News Charlie Dean

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The city is accepting applications for the Planning Commission, the Historic Preservation Board and the Tree Board. Planning Commission: Members serve threeyear terms, must be residents of the city or property/business owners for more than three years. The Planning Commission hears planning and zoning applications, and forwards a recommendation for action to the City Council. The Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday monthly in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. Historic Preservation Board: The Historic Preservation Board hears building and zoning permit applications that affect the Historic District of the city. Members of the Historic Preservation Board serve three-year terms; residency is not required. The Historic Preservation Board meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday monthly in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. Tree Board: Members serve threeyear terms; residency is not a requirement to serve. The Tree Board hears residential and commercial applications for tree removal associated with site plans and preliminary plans. They are responsible for review of tree removal applications upon waterfront lands, wetlands, conservation lands, commercial properties more than 1 acre, and the removal of heritage or champion trees; forwarding their recommendations to the City Council. The Board is charged with the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting and removal of trees on property owned by the City. The board is responsible for the application and certification of the city as a Tree City USA. The Tree Board meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. Interested parties may download an application at www.dunnellon.org, or by contacting the Community Development Department at jrehberg@dunnellon. org, calling 465-8500, ext. 1010, or in person at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Fla., and return to: City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, Attn: Community Development. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 NEW PATIENTS & WALK-INS WELCOME Taking Care Of Our Patients Since 1992 Bellam Medical Clinic Rajendra P. Bellam MD Board Certified Internal Medicine Internal & General Medicine Crystal Van Leeuwen, ARNP-C EKG, Lab, Pap Test Done MEDICARE, MEDICAID & MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED www.BellamMedical.com Monday-Friday 447-3031 41 N. 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Fri. 9-6 (352) 465-1515 Your One Stop Shop For All Your Pets Needs VOTED BEST GROOMING All Natural Pet Foods and Supplies Bagged and Bulk Bird Seed Tropical and Pond Fish Mice, Rats and Other Little Critters MONTHLY LOW COST PET VACCINATION CLINIC 000HJEY Personal Styling Records Kept, So Your Pup Always Looks Great Flea Shampoo, Conditioning, Deshedding, Nails Cut & Filed & Anal Sacs, All Done At No Extra Charge Grooming 7 Days A Week Dog & Cat Nutritionist On Staff SAVE $$$ ON PET SHOTS Low Cost Pet Shot Clinic 1pm to 2:30pm Mar 15th, April 19th & May 17th Rabies: 1 Year, $10 3 Years, $25 Cash, Credit or Debit NO CHECKS Please All Dogs Must Be On Leashes! All Cats Must Be In Carriers! Positions available on city boards Officials need vacancies filled Future stars JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsBrandon Patterson, right, breaks up a pass intended for Connnor Davis as the two 8-year-old Dunnellon boys enjoyed a game of football Friday at City Beach at the start of their Spring Break. Students will return to school Monday.

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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 they own, 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, record 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 the youths in the greater Dunnellon area. 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. Moving day for the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop began March 24 with the help of volunteers, their husbands and friends. They lined up with vans, trucks and trailers to move merchandise, cabinets and shelving units out of its current location at West Pennsylvania Avenue and Cedar Street, which closed March 22 to its new location at 20359 E. Pennsylvania Ave. where the Red Fox Gallery had been located. Arline Keenum, Betty Poole, Carol Prior and Peggy Hydes are in charge of preparing the new shop, closing the old one and orchestrating the move. Carole Menge will design window displays; Arlene Untch and Joann McCullough will handle publicity; and Melissa Duke will tackle interior signs. Karen Keen, thrift shop president, would like to thank the Ocala Habitat Re-Store Shop for its generous donation of custom shelving. The ladies are very grateful to Bill Tilley for his many hours renovating the interior; Jim Keenum for his time and expertise with layout planning; and Evelyn Ball for her valuable advice and assistance as well as all the husbands and friends who have helped make this move happen. It takes a village to move a thrift shop. Carmen Fisher, longest active member of the organization, said this will be the ninth location since the Thrift Shop began in 1974 and, hopefully, it will be the last for several years to come. Shes been involved with each one. Opening day at the new location, which is between Regions Bank and Badcock Furniture, will be Monday. The shops hours will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations of gently used clothing and household furnishings may be dropped off during those hours. Volunteers are excited about the new location, which has 1,600 square feet available for displays and space to increase the size of several departments and ample parking in back. Keenum said a gala grand opening will follow in a few weeks after we work out the kinks. A 47-year-old woman faces one count each of driving under the influence and DUI with property damage after careening into a fire hydrant Friday night at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Powell Road, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report stated. According to the report, law enforcement personnel were notified a motorist had crashed into a light pole at U.S. 41 and Powell Road. Upon Officer Scott Houts arrival, he observed a silver in color Dodge truck parked in the parking lot just north of where the wreck occurred. Houts then made contact with the defendant, Tracy Norton, who told authorities she was driving and swerved to avoid another motorist. Norton told officials she had drunk two beers, but would not say how long ago she had consumed alcohol. Houts observed Norton to have bloodshot watery eyes and he could detect the odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from her breath and body, the report stated. Norton also appeared to be swaying while speaking with authorities. According to the report, Norton told officials she had been in a verbal argument with her boyfriend inside the vehicle prior to the wreck and that her boyfriend threw beer on her. Observation of the scene revealed, a fire hydrant had been hit and torn from the ground. Dunnellon Fire Rescue personnel advised the cost to replace and fix the hydrant would be approximately $20,000. Upon completing the traffic crash report, Houts informed Norton he was conducting a DUI investigation at which time Norton engaged in a verbal tirade with Houts and other personnel at the scene. Norton stated: I (expletive) hate cops. All of you are pieces of ( expletive), the report stated. According to the report, Norton was asked to participate in field sobriety exercises to which she told Houts she could not because she did not have good balance. Houts advised Horton there were other exercises she could performe that would not need her to utilize her balance. Horton replied, if she could do them on a horse she could do them. The report stated Norton then told Houts she has had Lasik surgery and it would prevent her from performing the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus. The report stated Norton was then placed under arrest for DUI. While handcuffing the defendant and having control of her right hand, Norton began to pull away and attempted to turn around. Houts secured Norton, placed her into the patrol car and transported her to the Marion County Jail. While en route to the jail, Norton advised her wrist was broken. Bond was set at $1,000. 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Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store hours are now from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends Bookstore, with all proceeds benefiting the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends are committed to giving a monthly book endowment (new books), in addition to providing office equipment, landscaping, and various other library enhancements. For information, call the library at 438-4520. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 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 Facts missing from writers commentsI am responding to a letter to the editor Bully applied unevenly published March 20. I will refrain from using the writers name as I dont want to embarrass him, but he knows who he is and thats all that matters. You dont live in Rainbow Springs, you have not experienced a 50 percent-plus increase in your water rates on top of a 25 percent surcharge on your water and sewer bills. That information should have been in your letter. You reside in Dunnellon. That is fine and you are certainly entitled to your opinion, however, I take exception to some of your comments as they have no factual support. Maybe a history lesson will freshen your memory. In January 2012, the residents of Rainbow Springs ask for a meeting to discuss our differences regarding the purchase of our water company. We were ignored. A petition went out to the residents in late January asking them to boycott Greenlight Communications if the city refused to meet. I have 1,620 signed petitions sitting in my office. That represents more than 80 percent of the water customers in Rainbow Springs. Early returns were notarized and 1,183 were hand delivered to City Council by yours truly asking them to sit down and talk before the situation got out of hand. Guess what, they didnt, it did. In that petition, the city was advised if it continued to ignore our request for a meeting, we were prepared to boycott Greenlight and set up pickets to promote awareness to this total disregard of residents in a neighboring community. We picketed City Hall, ABC News came to town to report on the miscarriage of justice. All of the aforementioned was done to get the city to discuss the problem. As of March 20, 2014, we still havent met with the city. In an effort to get relief from this obvious attempt to fund Dunnellon by gouging their neighbors, we went to court. Please dont mislead people by inferring that only a few folks support the lawsuit. Certainly, there are people who live in Rainbow Springs who do not support the lawsuit; some of them are on our POA Board, however, based on the Rich in tradition, poor in interest If you enjoy history, then diving the Withlacoochee River is a fascinating experience. In a way, its like an underwater museum with the valuable items removed. Unless someone can make a buck off of it, everything that goes in the river is making a one-way trip. With the crystal clear Rainbow River a short boat ride away, few sport divers make the choice to dive the giant coffee pot we call the Withlacoochee. Once there, things tend to stay undisturbed. Every relic has a story behind it, and while I will never know the story behind the bowling ball or the vacuum cleaner on the river bottom, I did learn the story or at least a story on one of the more interesting items I have seen. While diving under the Dunnellon railroad trestle, I pulled up one very interesting widget. Weighing in at about 40 pounds, it is a brass plate with two bolt holes and a semicircle backside made of lead. Coming from under the trestle and sporting an Atlantic coastline logo, I knew it had a railroad origin. But what the heck was it and how did it get there? The answer was not far away. By not far, I mean crossing the backyard to pay a visit to Raymond Roland. Mr. Roland was a retired railroad man and I felt confident he could give me the background on whatever I had found. I got that and a whole lot more. I showed Mr. Roland my widget and he knew straightaway what it was. A bearing journal from a rail car, the part the train axle rests on. Following that, he volunteered a moving story I have never forgotten. During the period of the Great Depression, Mr. Roland had showed up for work at the rail yard early one morning to find the train had been hijacked. Not literally hijacked the train was still there, but they could not move it. During the night, someone had jacked up each railcar and removed the brass bearing journals. The railcars were useless without them and those were not the kind of parts that you kept a storeroom full of. That was one day that the trains would not be running on time. The sheriff was called in and an investigation was performed. Forensics indicated deep wagon ruts leading away from the scene of the crime. A horse drawn wagon had been used and following the ruts in the sand led directly to the home of the perpetrator. Mr. Roland was there when they showed up at the home of the thief. He was not home, of course, having already left for the nearest scrap yard in Tampa. His wife was home and was forthcoming about what they had done. They were basically honest people and there was no use in trying to spin the story with a stack of 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 TALES OF TIME THE JERSEY GIRL What word comes to mind when you hear the phrase Spring Break? Fun, relaxation, friends, party, swim, beach, sand, sun, vacation, or all of the above. Spring Break arrives at the best time of year right before the tests and exams and right on mark when the weather turns perfect. Spring Break signals the end of winter and gives students, parents and educators a weeklong break from academia. Of course, in Florida the weather is always hit or miss. Itll either be in the 80s that week or well be having the last cold blast of the season. You just never know. Even though Ive had some pretty great spring breaks, including trips to Florida when we still lived in New Jersey, Ive never been to Cancun, drank from a beer bong while standing on my head. Are you kidding? My father would have disowned me before I even got to the airport. Nope, never had any raucous spring breaks and never been in any Girls Gone Wild videos, but I still looked forward to the break every year. When my girls were growing up, Id try to plan at least one fun thing during the week. Maybe wed do a day at the KP Hole and pack a picnic lunch. Or maybe Id let them each invite a couple of girls to the house for a sleepover. Sometimes, wed go bowling or roller skating, which was very popular in the 1980s. And wed always try to catch at least one movie matinee. Spring is the perfect time for visiting zoos, aquariums, museums or planetariums. Its the best time for theme parks, too. Expect the crowds, of course, since most schools will be out on break around the same time. Ready for some spring cleaning? Nothing better than those first few weeks when you can open the windows and air everything out. Something about that first warm breeze puts you in the mood for sprucing things up. Pull out the storage containers and trash bags, go through clothes in your drawers and closets, and separate items you want to give to charity. Put away seasonal decorations from the winter. Sweaters, jackets and boots can all be tucked away. Get rid of clutter you no longer need. Its finally warm enough to eat ice cream; ride your bicycles, scooters and golf carts. Dust off your floppy hats and flip-flops, or take a long walk. But nothing says Spring Break like Daytona Beach or any beach, and thats exactly where well be. Oh yeah, were doing our girls weekend early this year. Everybodys been working so hard and we deserve it. It will just be a short three-day trip, but three days in Daytona is better than a week anywhere else. My daughters and granddaughter took after me when it comes to the Spring Breaks, fun makes Derailing myths of hijacking For 60-plus years, the Queen of the Rainbow was the it thing to be a part of. Young women registered in droves to compete in the annual beauty pageant, a mainstay of Dunnellon lore for generations. However, for the past several years interest in the tradition-rich pageant has waned. A year ago, organizers had to cancel the event because of a lack of interest. This year is much the same, as organizers have been forced to scrap plans for the event. Its sad, really. Its a funfilled event, which caps the weekend-long festivities at Boomtown Days Dunnellon. One has to wonder why theres such a lack of interest from the young women in the community. Is it because of the negative stigma surrounding beauty pageants? Is it simply because the younger generation has too much on their plate, between academics, extracurricular activities and, perhaps, a job? Maybe. But what is puzzling is young women will campaign for honors such as Homecoming Queen, Junior Royalty Court and Miss DHS. All those are fine and rich in tradition as well, but Queen of the Rainbow is equally as important and provides essential skills that participants will use throughout life. Theres also a chance to win a scholarship, and with the ever-increasing costs of a college education every dollar goes a long way in helping pay for the costs. Whatever the case might be, the community needs to rally together to make sure the Queen of the Rainbow does not become extinct. If its a simple matter of polling high school students at the beginning of the year to find out what theyd like to see the pageant become, or what the pageant should stand for, by all means, we should evolve with the times.Speaking of history I certainly hope you enjoyed Dwight Porters Tale of Times from last weeks paper. Hes got another wonderful column in todays edition. Hell appear throughout the next year, if not longer, sharing tales of yesteryear. Both Porter and Julie Mancini have also taken on the task of chronicling the rich history of Dunnellon and have already been scouring old newspaper clippings, and talking to folks in the area. It certainly should make for interesting articles. If you know of folks in the area who have stories to share of the history of the area, email me at editor@ riverlandnews.com, and See LETTERS page 5 See TALES page 5 See JERSEY page 5 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 6 Dwight Porter

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train parts in their front yard. The sheriff was dispatched to Tampa, and in due time, the perpetrator and the parts were returned to Dunnellon. The man was arrested and the train repaired. Mr. Roland depicted the whole thing as being a sad affair. He knew the thief and the sheriff did as well. In those days, everyone knew everyone and you understood if a person was or was not a thief. This man was not a thief. He was someone who would have put in an honest days work if there was any work to be had. There was not. In todays society, with 99 weeks of unemployment benefits, it is hard to envision a day when an honest man would have to resort to hijacking a train and risking jail time to provide for his family. That was the state of affairs in Dunnellon during the depths of the Great Depression. I dont blame that fellow at all for what he attempted to do, and I suspect that put in his position I would do the same. amount of money in the legal defense fund, we have a vast majority who are behind the lawsuit. Very interesting that you talk about schoolyard tactics used by the residents of Rainbow Springs, but seem to talk in circles regarding solutions to the problem. You should definitely work on improving your sense of humor; a few people kidding in a waiting room seems to have formed the basis of your letter. Good thing that I wasnt in that room, I would probably threaten to kidnap their first born if they purchased Greenlight. If you want to discuss facts or look at the numbers I referred to, just give me a call. My number is in the book. Lynn Black,Rainbow SpringsKabuki Theater of politics missed boatFlorida House Bill 813 was voted down March 18 to proceed to the house floor for consideration. H.B. 813 was identified as Water and Sewer Rate Payers Bill, which sought to protect utility customers from some of the excess utility rates a city can now impose on captive utility customers under Florida Statue 180. This bill would limit the ability of a city to gouge its captive neighboring communities with excessive utility rates such as Dunnellon has done. Of course, in the kabuki theater of politics the bill never had a chance of getting out of subcommittee for an actual real vote. The bill was opposed by the Florida League of Cities and lobbyist for owners of utility companies, two groups who are not natural allies. As evidenced by the sale of Rainbow Springs utility to Dunnellon, a rogue city can use F.S. 180 to create a windfall of revenue to keep a mismanaged city afloat, so cities want the revenue. Developers and owners of privately owned utility plants like the law as is because they can sell their utility plants at a substantially higher price to a city than a private enterprise. As it is now, there is no Public Service Commission regulation or oversight of a city run utility, which results in the high water rate Dunnellon pays. The loser of the death of H.B. 813 was common sense, fairness, good government and, of course, the average consumer citizen held hostage by Florida Statute 180. Go to the Florida House of representative webpage where you can see the actual debate and vote of H.B. 813. I really want to applaud and commend Burt Eno for going to Tallahassee and speaking in front of the House Subcommittee as a private, informed citizen. Mr. Eno gave an excellent analysis of facts, the current situation and why the bill should pass. Of course, he was outnumbered on presentation and influence by the Florida League of City spokesperson, another lobbyist and several mayors. Mr. Eno also spoke to several lawmakers before the vote who even alluded to the validity of his presentation even though they voted against the bill. It was David versus Goliath, but that is now our present system of governing. We the people is now we the government and we the lobbyist. Guess who won this round? The bill will be back next year and who knows? Nothing changes without citizen input for sure. We had a meeting about public apathy, but no one came. Personal thanks to Mr. Eno for his efforts. If my water bill was not so high, I would have given him some gas money for the trip. This issue will not go away any more than the Stamp Act and Tea Tax did until they were appealed. Whether it is the 18th century or the 21st century, right is right and wrong is wrong except in the kabuki theater of politics. Steve Swett,DunnellonRiverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 5 6659 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy. 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But once we begin the ascent onto that bridge at Ormond Beach, we begin to dance and squeal like school girls. We love the atmosphere, the crowds, the breeze, the smell and the seagulls. We love the airplanes traveling overhead with the sales pitches. We love the sand, the surf and the boardwalk. But most of all, we love the sound of the waves on the shore. Its so peaceful and relaxing. We always get a room facing the ocean, so we can listen to that sound all night. We started this annual tradition when Dominique was 6 months old and weve never missed a year. In years past, wed give her a piece of paper and tell her to write down everything she wanted to do the week we were gone. It would include things such as eat ice cream, play putt putt golf, walk the beach, pick up seashells, face painting and hair braiding. We would make sure we did everything on her list. Now thats shes in high school, her list would probably only include two things: look at hot guys and work on her tan. But thats OK, we still have a blast. So dont be jealous. As youre reading this, well be on the beach. Youre welcome to join us, the more the merrier. But ladies, leave the boys at home. JERS EYcontinued from page 4 TA LEScontinued from page 4

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include Dunnellon History Project in the subject. Ill make sure to pass along your information to the both of them.Helping othersThe Annie W. Johnson Service Center is in desperate need of nonperishable food items. This nonprofit agency has been helping those less fortunate for the better part of 40 years, so if you have a few extra dollars or abundant supply of groceries in your pantry, drop off your donation at either the Annie W. Johnson Service Center between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays or at the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Helping those less fortunate is wonderful, because you never know who you might be assisting and the situation they are in. So lets help where we can and see that the shelves are overflowing and the supplies are plentiful.Deal me inIf youre looking for entertainment Saturday, join me and many others at the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerces Casino night from 6 to 10 p.m. at American Legion Post No. 58. Ill be pulling double duty as both a photographer and dealer, but dont worry, Ill try not to take all of your chips. If anything, it should be a wonderfully entertaining evening at one of the many Las Vegas-style games that will be offered. Who knows, you might win enough chips to take home one of the grand prizes. Tickets for the event are still available. and is not high on its leadership list. I dont know how much were going to get, but we wont be denied, he said. We just want to have enough to do a little good. Were on a roll, he said. Were going to get there. The bill would create the Florida Springs and Aquifer Act. It would require the Department of Environmental Protection to delineate the springs protection and management zone for each outstanding Florida spring. It prohibits specified activities within the zones. It addresses minimum flows and levels, runoff, waste treatment, septic tanks, fertilizer, agriculture and the roles of local government and water management districts.Project fundingProject funding would come from documentary stamp tax revenues. Michael Harrell, lobbyist for Citrus County, said Deans bill would cost about $340 million, while the House would consider a much smaller amount. They will end up somewhere in the middle, he said. However, the lobbyist thinks next year could be a bigger year for springs funding. He said Rep. Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, the incoming speaker of the House, wants to own the water issue. You can get big bang for your bucks, said Adam Putnam, commissioner of Agriculture and Community Affairs, in terms of springs preservation. We can afford to fix the first magnitude springs. I view the springs issue as there is still time to do things, he said, without the craze that has overtaken Everglades restoration. This administration has spent more money on springs in the last three years than in any three years in Floridas history, said Hershel Vinyard, secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, citing the Three Sisters banks stabilization project. Get ready; Im sure were going to have a big chunk of change available for springs, he said. Get your plans together and tell us where the match is coming from. The governor has proposed $55 million this year for additional springs projects.Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352-564-2924 or pfaherty@chronicle online.com. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 000DRRP 000HR3O Dunnellon NEW OFFICE 20170 E. Pennsylvania Ave. (352) 502-4337 Homosassa 5699 S. Suncoast Blvd. (352) 436-4393 Inverness 2036 Hwy. 44 W. 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Print photos can be scanned at our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Kiwanis Club meets weeklyThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon meets at 8 a.m. at Carmelas Restaurant Wednesdays for its weekly meetings and breakfast. However, on the third Wednesday monthly, the club meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. For information or to RSVP by the prior Tuesday, contact Ellie Pollock at 465-6803.Knights schedule western dinner danceThe Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Country Western Dinner Dance, featuring an encore performance by Country Sunshine Band, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 7525 U.S. 41. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the church office, from the Knights or by calling 489-6221 for tickets/table reservations. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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Elementary school pursues grantDunnellon Elementary School has entered a $200,000 national education contest hoping for a chance at one of the 15 prizes that will be awarded to recognize the best in K-12 innovation. In addition to completing an online application for the third annual Follett Challenge, Dunnellon Elementary also submitted a short video to promote its innovative programs that teach students the 21st century skills they need to be prepared for life. Ten of the prizes, valued at $5,000 each, to be given away are from the Peoples Choice category and will solely be based on how many votes applicants have received for their videos from the public. Video voting is now underway and the public can watch Dunnellon Elementarys video at www.FollettChallenge. com under the View Entries tab. After registering, users can cast one vote per day through April 4, when voting ends.Civic group schedules annual flea marketThe Lake Tropicana Civic Association will host its annual Spring Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, at the Lake Tropicana Clubhouse, 3380 SW 181 Court. Vendor rent is $5 per table, per day inside, and $4 per space, per day outside. For information or to reserve your space, call Karen at 208-5006 or Linda at 465-6322.Womans Club plans fashion showThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will host its fifth annual Fashion Show at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon Fellowship Hall at the corner of Powell Road and Cedar Street. Tickets are $20 each and include lunch. Proceeds benefit local charities. For information regarding tickets, call Carole at 352-270-8485 or Lorraine at 352-746-2957.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. This is a great program with familiar songs from Broadway to television. All sopranos, altos, tenors and basses are encouraged to participate in this communitybased group. Rehearsals are 2:30 p.m. Mondays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, in the Historical District, corner of Ohio and Chestnut streets.Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 7 000HJBA 1298 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy. Unit A (Hwy. 486) Hernando344-8882www.WholesalesleepCenter.com NORMANDY FIRMCHAMPIONS GATE PILLOW TOPTwin Set$439Queen Set$599Full Set$499King Set$799FARMINGTON PLUSHTwin Set$379Queen Set$549Full Set$449King Set$749HANNAH PILLOW TOPTwin Set$299Queen Set$399Full Set$349King Set$599ABBOTTTwin Set$249Queen Set$349Full Set$299King Set$529 SPECIAL SALE SPECIAL SALE SPECIAL SALEWESTDEAN PERFECT ELEMENTTwin Set$459Queen Set$659Full Set$599King Set$899Twin Set$569Queen Set$699Full Set$659King Set$949Twin Set$459Queen Set$599Full Set$559King Set$859 SPECIAL SALE Twin Set$529Queen Set$799Full Set$699King Set$1,059 SPECIAL SALE SPECIAL SALE CENTRAL FALLS CLASSIC SPECIAL SALE SPECIAL SALE OPEN MON.-SAT. 000HO3H EUPHORIASAVE BIG! FACTORY CLOSE OUTS ALWAYS Free Delivery w/purchase of mattress set ALWAYS Free Heavy Duty Bed Frame w/purchase of mattress set ALWAYS Great Customer Service 000HKUM COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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Rainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a high-paced 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. manager at Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park. Now, he finds himself at his third state park during his 10 1/2-year career with the state, replacing Joe Smyth as the top person at Rainbow Springs State Park. The community has a very active volunteer base for the park and is great stewards of our mission, which is to provide a resourcebased recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources, said Smith, who graduated from Florida State College in Jacksonville and is currently attending the University of West Florida with a plan to complete a graduate program there. We have one of the strongest volunteer forces in the park service with the dedication and involvement put forth from these supporters. As for the park, it is a very beautiful with diverse natural resources that I am excited to be a part of protecting to ensure it can be enjoyed by future generations to come. But making the transition to Rainbow Springs from Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park wasnt an easy task; not with his wife, Takiyah, of 15 years having to complete a graduate level clinical rotation, thus requiring the Army veteran to play the role of a single father to their three children, Chariyah, 14; Charles III, 11; and Charleston, 10. The hardest part with this transition was manning my position as a new manager combined with life as a new, temporary single parent, Smith said. However, the children and I managed to adjust and were glad when she finally joined us, and we all survived. Now that his wife has joined the mix in Dunnellon, Smith said his family is adjusting well, especially his children who are enrolled at area schools after being home schooled for the better part of their lives. They have done pretty well with transitioning into the local schools and getting acquainted with their peers and their academics, Smith said. 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Kiwanis Club plans 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.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.Police collecting used cell phonesThe Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for victims of Domestic Violence. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violence shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon. signing off on the needed documents to issue payment to the contractor. The roadblocks were really in the soil, we only had so much money to work with, Lane explained. We had to spend more money on getting soil tested, taken out and replaced. Thats just one of the things. It took a lot longer than we planned. Were still having trouble with the retention pond, but Im sure that will be worked out. It was all a moot point Monday as children slowly trickled in for what Lane said is a soft opening of the facility. Lane praised the efforts of the city in helping with the efforts of the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County, crediting former Mayor John Taylor as being instrumental in securing the facility on Bostick Street. It first started with a grant in school, then we were in a church, Lane said. Mayor Taylor got us into the park, and his dream as well as many others, was to construct a new facility right where the old high school was. Nathan Whitt, who is the current mayor of Dunnellon, praised the opening of the new facility. I think its wonderful for our local kids, he said. A lot of them need that and a lot of parents need it too. Its a wonderful facility. Its a vast improvement to what they had had before. As Bobby James always says, a community that cares about their children is a community that will prosper. Im very proud of them for sticking with it for all the toils and snares. It didnt come easy. I couldnt be happier that its finally opening. The Dunnellon branch marks the first new building in more than 10 years for the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County. The last new facility to be constructed was the Ocala branch, which opened in 2000. Oh my gosh, its a dream come true, said Tesha Jackson, branch director in Dunnellon for the past two years. Its great, were so very grateful to many people in the community for making this a reality. Despite the hardships of the past few years, Jackson said seeing the children in the facility Monday morning makes it all worth it. Its great to see them back in here, smiling and laughing, she said, nodding to the game room filled with pool tables, a foosball table, pingpong tables and an air hockey table. In addition to the game room, the spacious facility also boasts a tech lab with computers, an education room and an art room. Just to see the kids have more room to move around, to do more while theyre here. Currently, Jackson said, there are approximately 35 to 40 youths registered as full-time members and as the club continues to move forward, she and other club officials anticipate that number growing. Angela Boone, whose 10-yearold daughter, Victoria, has been attending the club the past four years, was excited to see the new facility open its doors. Ive missed it, she said. I know shes missed it, too. Its been tough without it, because shell sit at home and say shes bored. Here, she has a place she can be entertained, do her homework and spend time with friends. It also allows me the chance, when Im done with work, to run home and get a few things done around the house or run some errands knowing shes in a safe environment where she is having fun. Patricia Martz, 14, raved about the new facility in between games of pool, pingpong and foosball. I think its awesome, said the two-year club member. Im excited its open again, because I missed coming here for the programs and all of my friends. Bette Nagele, who now volunteers after having served as the education director for the Dunnellon branch, said she can now breathe a sigh of relief. Its been a very long time coming, she said. I promised when the doors opened, Id be here to help out because a lot of the staff is brand new. Not only does the facility offer plenty of room for the children to move around, Nagele noted the staff has ample office space and most important, the reception area provides additional safety. Here, kids dont immediately see their parents pull up and take off without signing out, she said. We know who is coming into the building and it allows for added comfort for not only the parents, but the children. Officials with the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County, the County Commissioners, the Dunnellon City Council and other dignitaries will have a ribboncutting ceremony Thursday, April 3, at the new Dunnellon location. For information about hours of operation and costs regarding club membmership fees, call Jackson at 352-426-0861. smell of marijuana, the report stated. Valentine agreed to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed and was charged with driving under the influence. According to the report, during the inventory of the vehicle, law enforcement authorities found a six-pack pack of beer with one empty cold bottle and three cold, full bottles. However, it was during their search of the trunk of the vehicle that authorities found a black duffel bag containing 18 1-gallon bags of a green leafy substance, which field tested positive for marijuana. All told, the report stated, the marijuana had a total weight of 4,444 grams equal to 9 pounds, 12.7 ounces. The street value of the marijuana is estimated to be between $35,000 and $50,000. Officials also found two garbage bags containing trash. In the trash, authorities found three envelopes, tow of which contained Valentines address. According to the report, Valentine agreed to a breath test. He blew a 0.020 percent and a .016 percent. The legal limit in the state is .08 percent. Valentine then agreed to provide a urine sample. Post Miranda, Valentine told authorities he had not drunk alcohol in a long time and just felt like getting buzzed. He also told officials he did not know the marijuana was in the trunk, because the vehicle was a rental car and he did not place the trash in the trunk. No bond was set. Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 9 TRUNK continued from page 1 NEWS NOTES JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsLayne Sanderson, 14, laughs while playing foosball with friends at the Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch. BUSINESS continued from page 1 Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000HP20 Stop By For A Visit & See Why VOTED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 000HJEK Grooming Baths 20491 The Granada Dunnellon 489-0667 489-0667 30 30 YEARS YEARS EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE 000H9XH Hi, This is Dr.Gonzalez and Im excited about returning to Dunnellon!!! We plan on opening our doors on Wednesday, April 2 and are starting to make appointments now. 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10 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 The Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch opened the doors to its new facility Monday, welcoming students who are on Spring Break. Officials with the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County plan to have a ribboncutting ceremony Thursday, April 3. Clockwise from above left: Zakariah Martz, left, and Justin Vaughn play foosball in the facilitys new game room. Aurora and Athena Tarnowski sign in for the first day of Spring Break in the reception area. Aysia Tuggle receives assistance from Betty Mello, a volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club, while making bracelets in the art room. Emily Vaughn watches the cue ball roll past her intended target while playing a game of pool against Patricia Martz. Jahquin Neill returns a volley during a game of pingpong. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland NewsBoys Girls is back

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Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 11 The Greater Dunnellon Historical Society recently wrapped its four-night, two-weekend run of Death Bemoans Her, a murdermystery 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: John Taylor as Lana Law, hugs Debbie Simpkins, who played Captain Cora Agees, after it was revealed she was the killer in the latest murder mystery. Linda Bond, as Rita von Sueman, left, and Maureen Lamb, as Stella Story, pause after shocking information is shared with the audience. Sam Scott, left, and Duke Stoetzer laugh during a question-andanswer session between the cast and audience. Stoetzer and his wife have penned the script for the next murder mystery. Missy King, Belle Rider, shares her background with the crowd. Jan Bergeron, as Penny Holdem, serves dinner to audience members during the intermission of the show.Photos by JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland News

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Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results from March 18: Winners: 1. Billie Barnes, 5,610; 2. Bob Kamps, 5,290; 3. (tie), Shirley Busca and Jim Baker, 4,750. No slams. Results from March 11: Winners: 1. Luise Pellett, 6,260; 2. Bob Kamps, 5,480; 3. Betty Koehler, 5,230. No slams. Results from March 4: Winners: 1. Betsy Davis, 5,440; 2. Bob Kamps, 5,380; 3. Shirley MacDonald, 5,140; 4. Brian Norris, 4,950. No slams. Church schedules gospel concertFirst Baptist Church will host the Mast Brothers in concert at 3 p.m. Saturday 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. Peace Lutheran plans rummage salePeace Lutheran Church will host its annual rummage sale from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26. There will be no early sales. The Peace Lutheran Mens Club will assist with selling food and drinks. Peace Lutheran Church, The Church On The Hill, is at 7201 U.S. 41, 5 miles north of downtown Dunnellon. For information, call the church at 489-5881 or visit www.PeaceLutheran Online.com. Within the confines of our blissful domicile, an ongoing controversy has all but come to an end. I like it when things are solved and I happen to be right. This time I was right. After all, if it is on TV it must be right! Controversies are not really that bad unless somebody is a sore loser. Nobody likes a whiner or a sore loser. Of course, I have come close many times to being a sore loser. Fortunately, I have chosen to be just a loser. It makes for quietness in the home, if you know what I mean. For as long as the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly have been married the one reoccurring controversy is in the state of chocolate in our home. According to one side, chocolate is bad and shall not be brought into this house. The other side, and I am not stating exactly which side I am on, says the chocolate is delightful and wonderful and should be a regular consumption item in the house. No matter how eloquently I presented my case, the house rules were simply this: no chocolate in our mansion. This has caused me a great deal of pain in trying to smuggle in the delicacy without getting caught. Apparently, someone in our house can smell chocolate 13 blocks down the street. I tried some experimental strategy in this area. On my wifes birthday, I would always get her a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and then have 13 candles on it. For several years, all she could focus on were the 13 candles. I love it when a plan comes together. Finally, she caught on and that plan had to be trashed. One of the busiest times around the parsonage is Thanksgiving. All of the family in the area comes in for a delicious dinner as well as several friends who have nowhere else to go. On these occasions, I go out of my way and order a large chocolate cake with chocolate icing with a miniature turkey on the top. Everybody is focused on that miniature turkey. After a few years someone in the house caught on to my plan, kept the turkey, but threw out everything underneath that turkey. As she was doing so, she looked at me with one of those looks. Back to the drawing board again. I did have some reprieve when the grandchildren were visiting. Everybody knows grandchildren love chocolate and need chocolate to boost their energy level. For some reason, Grandma knew exactly when the children had consumed chocolate of any amount. You do not have chocolate, Grandma would scowl at the grandchildren, do you? As all good grandchildren do, they looked at Grandma with chocolate all over their faces and said as cute as possible, Oh, no Grandma. It took a lot of practice for me to get them to that point of thespian excellence. I usually awarded them with another piece of chocolate, of course behind Grandmas back. I cannot tell all of the pain and agony I have gone through in this area of chocolate. Then, some medical research geek solved all of my problems in this area of chocolate. According to some medical research, there is something in dark chocolate that is beneficial to our health. I do not know the details, but that is all I needed to know to bring my case to our home. I knew I had to present this in a manner that would be irresistible to my wife. She is big on healthy eating. Every time we eat there is so much green on my plate that I am not sure if I am eating grass or what! She calls them vegetables; I have other names for them, which cannot be published. I knew I had to make the initial presentation a great presentation. Chocolate just would not do and I needed to come up with some kind of medical name. Then it suddenly struck me. I knew exactly how I could present it. I purchased some special chocolate, dark chocolate that is, to bring home and make the presentation. As soon as I got into the house, the question reverberated throughout the halls. You do not have chocolate, do you? It was the question I was waiting for. I have heard this question for12 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 SAR002554 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 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 000HNL9 MISSIONS CONFERENCE 2014 April 4, 5, and 6 Join us as we find the answers. Friday, 4/4 6:45 pm John Holloway Florida Baptist Convention Saturday, 4/5 Service 6:45 pm with Pete Menendez Marion Baptist Association Sunday 4/6 Service 8:30 am 12:00 pm Great Missionaries to speak 6:00 pm Service Missions Panel Q & A There will be a MISSIONS FAIR each day to celebrate mission opportunities. Friday 3:00 4:30 pm, Saturday 2:00 4:30 pm Sunday 8:30 am 1:00 pm First Baptist Church Dunnellon 20831 Powell Rd, Dunnellon 352-489-2730 000HJC5 D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Communion Worship Service 8:00 AM Praise Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Building the Kingdom in Everything We Do 352-489-4026 www.fumc-dunnellon.org 000HIT1 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 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 Friends Dunnellon Public Libraryof thePresentsSteinshouer Florida History from Palmetto Leaves to The Yearling to The River of Grass.Betty Jean SteinshouerThursday, April 3, 1 pmBetty Jean Steinshouer returns to the library to portray the lives of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Marjory Stoneman Douglas in one program. Dunnellon Public Library Meeting Room 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34431(352) 438-2520 FREEto the public000HN5X 000HEB9 489-2685 Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Services 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Godly Play Healing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith Rainbow River Blue Cove Peace Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Rev. Terry L. McKee, Pastor Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 9:00 A.M Sunday Worship Service 10:00 A.M Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 A.M Wednesday potluck & Bible Study 6:30 PM 000HITE The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com 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 A wonderful chocolate fantasyPRINCIPALS OFFICE Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 14 Red Brick School House reunion JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDue to a production error, the wrong caption ran with a photo in the March 20 edition with the story, Old school history. Susan Williams Hayes, and Vicky Stancil, look over a 1965 yearbook. Four generations of Stancils family have attended school in Dunnellon. CHURCH EVENTS BRIDGE SCORES

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Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 13 Theres dinner, theres tradition and then theres the grog bowl as the 12th annual Dunnellon High School Air Force JROTC Military Ball was March 15 at Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. The event, planned by cadets each year, includes many traditions such as the presentation of the POW/MIA table. Clockwise from above left: Jared Grego, Kyle Stewart, Tiffany Jones and Kinsley Grant bring in the colors to start the 12th annual DHS AFJROTC Military Ball. Beth Acevedo, president of the Mess, calls the military ball to order. Kayla Reed helped Alisha Stamm send Alex Quereux to the grog bowl by creating this ditty about his violation. Alisha Stamm dances at the annual DHS Military Ball. Kyle Stewart is helped with his uniform by Tiffany Jones before they bring in the colors at the military ball.Photos by JULIE MANCINI/ For the Riverland News

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Lutheran church to celebrate LentJoy Evangelical Church will celebrate the Lenten season with themed Wednesday services. On April 2, Jayne Elspermann, principal of West Port High School, will speak about Caring for the Children; and on Wednesday, April 9, the topic will be about Caring for Each Other. Sunday worship services are at 8:15 and 11 a.m. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For information, call the church office at 352-854-4509, ext.221.Church slates Lenten seriesPainting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith is the topic of this years Lenten Series at First Congregational Church, which will be at noon Wednesdays through April 9, in the Enrichment Center at 7171 SW State Road 200. Following the discussion, a light lunch will be served.Church schedules concert seriesDunnellon Presbyterian Church will host its annual concert series on the following days. Concerts are free and open to the public. All love offerings received are gifted to the performers. Dunnellon Presbyterian Church is at 20641 Chestnut St. 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27 The Central Florida Master Choir will present its spring concert, Bernstein, Beatles and Beyond, under the direction of Dr. Hal McSwain, accompanied by GayLyn Capitano, with guest harpist Victoria Lynn Schultz. 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25 Pianist/vocalist Renee Deuvall will present Music For the Ages, highlighting works from classical composers as well as the introduction of 3 new arrangements of Russian poetry set to music.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 am. Spanish Mass, noon. Fish Fry will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays during Lent. as long as we have been married. I never knew quite how to deal with that question, until now. No, my dear, I said parsing my words very carefully, this is Medical Chocolate. I presented it to her with the biggest smile I could slap on my face. Before she could respond to that presentation, I began explaining to her all of the medical and health benefits to chocolate. I quoted the doctor who claimed chocolate had some mysterious and wonderful medicinal properties unnoticed before now. It is hard to argue with a doctor even one on TV. Before she could respond, I presented her with a piece of this ravishingly delicious dark chocolate. I was rather proud of myself and I was reminded of what old King Solomon said in the Old Testament. Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? (Ecclesiastes 8:4). Not every word is good and trustworthy; but every word of God can be trusted and has the power to lift me up into the heavens and delightful worship and praise.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.14 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 000HL0F 000HBD7 riverlandnews.com CHURCH EVENTS PASTOR continued from page 12 Public service employees recognized Special to the Riverland NewsAmerican Legion Post No. 58 recognized and honored public service employees Saturday night at its annual Law & Order Awards ceremony. The honorees, from left, are: Christopher Jenner, Dunnellon Fire Rescue; Adam Robinson, Dunnellon Police Department; Ken McCann, Marion County Fire Rescue; Todd Abare, Florida Highway Patrol; and John Lightle, Marion County Sheriffs Office. After the last presentation to McCann, Post No. 58 made a special presentation to Stu Weisbaum, right, in recognition of his lifelong service as a policeman, fireman, 911 responder and service officer of Post No. 58. Stormwater education grants available Public and private educators wishing to teach their students about stormwater quality topics may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through April 4, educators serving students who live in unincorporated Marion County may receive funds under the 2013-2014 Stormwater Education Grants Program. Grantees may receive up to $750 to use for stormwater/water resource education and up to $1,000 to purchase equipment related to these projects. Interested applicants may visit www.marioncountyfl.org/stormwater.htm to download grant application instructions and forms. The Office of the County Engineer launched the Stormwater Education Grants Program in 2010 to help students who live in unincorporated Marion County learn about storm-water 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. Special to the Riverland News Applications of interest are now being accepted for the new Pre-K/VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) program operated by the Title I office of Marion County Public Schools for Dunnellon, Harbour-View, Maplewood and Ocala Springs Elementary Schools. This full-day program takes place during the normal 2014-15 school year and is not related to summertime VPK programs. To be eligible, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 and live within the attendance zone of their participating school. Applications are available at participating schools, the Title One office at 306 NW 7th Ave. in Ocala, and the Federal Grants and Programs home page. This program is widely popular but has limited seating. Admission is based on a random selection of applications submitted or postmarked by the 5 p.m. March 31 deadline. Parents or guardians of students accepted into the regular schoolyear program will be notified via telephone call starting April 3. Those not selected will be placed on a waiting list in random order and notified in a letter from the Title One office. Title One Pre-K / VPK applications may be returned four ways: In person at the Title One office at 306 NW 7th Ave. in Ocala; mailed to the Title One office at 306 NW 7th Ave, Ocala, FL, 34475; faxed to the Title One office at 352.620.7604; or completed online. For information, call 352-671-4171 or visit the Title One departments online page. Parents apply now for new Pre-K sites 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.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 Churches seek quilting materialsQuilting 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 352-5284080, or Riverland Baptist Church at 489-6171.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. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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Place steaks on heated grill and grill to desired done ness. (For a medium-rare steak, grill approximately 8 minutes on first side and 6 to 7 minutes on second side.) Remove steaks from grill and garnish with grilled tri-colored sweet baby peppers.Ancho Chile Rub Makes: 4 tablespoons 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoons sea salt 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder 1 teaspoon brown sugar Combine all ingredients and mix well.Grilled T-Bones with Tabasco and Roquefort Cheese ButterPrep time: 15 minutes, plus 4 hours refrigerator time Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 4 hours and 30 minutes Serves: 4 4 Omaha Steaks T-bones Omaha Steaks All Natural Steak Seasoning, or salt and pepper, to taste 4 slices (1 1/2-inch coins) Tabasco and Roquefort Cheese Butter (see recipe below) 2 tablespoons minced chives Thaw steaks over night in refrigerator or quick thaw by placing sealed steaks in sink with water for approxi mately one hour. Preheat grill to medium. Season both sides of steaks with seasoning, or salt and pepper. Grill steaks to desired done ness. (For medium-rare steak, grill approxi mately 8 minutes on first side and 6 to 7 minutes on second side.) Just before removing steaks from grill, place butter slice on each steak. The idea is to have butter half melted on top as you are serving steaks. Garnish each steak with sprinkle of minced chives.Tabasco and Roquefort Cheese Butter4 ounces unsalted butter, softened 4 ounces Roquefort blue cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons Tabasco sauce 1/4 cup fresh chives, minced 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced 1 roasted red pepper, peeled, seeded and diced 1 teaspoon kosher salt Whip butter slightly in mixer. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Transfer mixture to sheet of parchment paper. Roll into tube (approximately 1 1/2-inch diameter) and twist paper at the ends. Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours. When ready to serve, slice into coins as needed. Unused butter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.Roasted Pepper Pesto Rubbed Grilled T-BonesPrep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 45 minutes Serves: 4 4 Omaha Steaks T-bone steaks 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup Omaha Steaks Private Reserve Seasoning, or salt and pepper 1 recipe Roasted Pepper Pesto (see recipe below) 4 fresh basil sprigs Preheat grill to medium. Brush steaks with olive oil and season with season ing, or salt and pepper. Brush both sides of steaks with Roasted Pepper Pesto. Place steaks on grill and cook to desired doneness. (For a mediumrare steak about 8 minutes on first side and 6 to 7 minutes on second side.) When steaks are finished, brush both sides one final time with pesto. Serve steaks with dollop of unused pesto in center of each and garnish with fresh basil sprig.Roasted Pepper PestoMakes: approximately 2 cups 1 cup roasted red peppers, peeled, seeded and chopped 1/4cup garlic cloves, peeled 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup olive oil Combine all ingredients except olive oil in food processor or blender, and puree until smooth. Next, add oil slowly in food processor until com pletely combined. FAMILY FEATURES Quite possibly the ultimate steak, the T-bone embodies the rich blend of varied beef flavors that steak lovers crave, from tender and mild to bold and beefy. On one side of the T-bone is the filet mignon. French for dainty fillet, the filet mignon is considered the most tender cut, with a mild beef flavor. On the other side of the T-bone is the strip loin or New York strip, a firm, robust steak that is naturally marbled and offers a bold taste. The bone itself also provides additional flavor in the cooking process. With this pairing of tastes, it is no surprise that the T-bone is considered to be the best of both worlds by steak connoisseurs. For more steak recipes, visit www.OmahaSteaks.com. Thick Steak, Bone-in Steak and Chop Cooking ChartCooking times are in minutes and based on fully-thawed steaks. Gas grill: Preheat grill to high, reduce to medium heat prior to cooking. Charcoal grill: Sear over red hot coals, finish over indirect heat. Ten Tips for Perfect Grilling 1.Clean and preheat your grill on high. 2.Lightly oil everything before you put it on the grill. This helps the searing process and prevents sticking. 3.Season your food before grilling. 4.Sear the outside of steaks when grilling. This really helps with the flavor and juiciness. 5.Use tongs or a spatula to turn your meat on the grill. Using a fork can damage the meat. 6.Cover your grill as much as possible during the grilling process. This helps to lock in the grilled flavor and will help prevent flare-ups. 7.Keep a spray bottle with water handy to douse any unexpected flare-ups. 8.Use the 60/40 grilling method. Grill for 60 percent of the time on the first side, then grill 40 percent of the time after you turn over the food. This will give you an evenly cooked product. 9.Place your cooked product on a clean plate. Never place cooked product on the plate you used to transport the raw product to the grill without thoroughly washing it first. 10.Allow your foods to rest for 5 minutes between cooking and eating. This will help them retain moisture when you cut into them. Rare 120 to 130F Medium Rare 130 to 140F Medium 140 to 150F Well Done 160 to 170F THICKNESS First Side After Turning First Side After Turning First Side After Turning First Side After Turning 1" 6 3 6 4 7 5 9 7 1 1/4" 6 4 7 5 8 6 10 8 1 1/2" 7 5 8 6 9 7 12 91 1 3/4" 9 6 11 8 12 9 14 12 2" 11 7 13 9 14 1112 18 14 2 1/4" 13 8 14 10 16 12 19 16 2 1/2" 14 10 16 12 17 14 20 21 NEWS NOTES Solution to puzzle on Page 8 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.Nonprofit group plans yard saleChristian In Action (CIA) will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26, at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. For information, call Geri Davis 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660.AARP Driver Safety Classes 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. There will also be an AARP Driver Safety Program at 1 p.m. May 8 and 9 at the Dunnellon Sheriffs Office substation on U.S. 41. Payment for the class is due the first day. For information or to register, call 465 6359.

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OCALA Will Thomas paced the Dunnellon High School boys track team Thursday at the MCIAC Track & Field Championships at Forest High School. Thomas was the lone Tiger on either the boys or girls side to claim all-county honors in multiple events, placing fifth in the discus with a throw of 114 feet, 1 inch. In the shot put competition, the junior standout finished seventh with a toss of 40 feet. Teammate Keiwan Jones was the highest individual placer for Dunnellon, capturing runner-up honors in the shot put with a mark of 43 feet, 1 inch. North Marions Demonte Jackson took the title with a throw of 43 feet, 9 inches. Other Dunnellon competitors in the shot put included: Nick Weissman (13th, 35-7) and Javonte Johnson (18th, 34-6). Jones finished ninth in the discus with toss of 104 feet, 9 1/2 inches. Also competing for Dunnellon in the discus was Johnson (18th, 79-7) and Zihad Hijurant (20th, 71-6). Also on the boys side, Kevin Hanson finished eighth in the 400meter run with with a time of 54.85 to earn all-county honors. Teammates Leo Munford was 13th, turning in a time of 56.52. Kyle Blakenburg earned all-county honors by placing eighth in the boys 800-meter run with a time of 2:13.51. Lake Weirs Josh Rodrigeuz won with a time of 2:03.09. Hanson also competed RIVERLANDSPORTS 16 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 DHS baseball snaps losing streak After dropping five straight games, the Dunnellon High School baseball team snapped its losing streak and has now posted victories in two of its past three games. On Monday, the Tigers (5-8) throttled Lake Weir, 14-4, at Mike Payne Field. Dunnellon jumped out to a 6-0 firstinning lead and never looked back in the mercy-run rule victory. Zach West keyed the Tigers offense, going 3for-3, including a tworun, two-out single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first. Joey Polizzi added two hits for Dunnellon. Roberto Webb got the start on the mound, as Garrett Kudlack finished the Hurricanes off, throwing 2 2/3 innings of relief, not allowing a run for Dunnellon. On Friday, two days after putting an end to its midseason swoon, the Tigers couldnt keep the momentum alive, falling to Crystal River, 9-2, at Mike Payne Field. On March 19, Dunnellon toppled Belleview, 6-5, as Justin Hamm picked up the win for the Tigers to snap their five-game slide. Hamm pitched an effective 4 2/3 innings of relief for Dunnellon, limiting the Rattlers to one run and one hit in his outing. He Registrations open for hoops leagueRegistration for the Junior Tiger Basketball League will be accepted now through Saturday, April 5, for youths, ages 6 to 14, interested in playing. The season runs Saturday, April 5, through Saturday, May 3, at the Dunnellon High School gymnasium. Cost is $25 per player. For information, email jrtigers league@gmail.com or antonio.maldonado@ marion.k12.fl.us.Jail Break 5K run/walk slatedThe 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.Memorial golf tourney scheduled May 3The 10th annual Phil Nichols Memorial Golf Tournament will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Juliet Falls Golf & Country Club. Entry fee is $300 for a fourperson team, or $75 per individual. For a four-person team and a hole sponsorship, the fee is $325; and the cost for a hole sponsorship is $50. Space is limited to the first 120 golfers or 30 teams. All money and hole sponsorships are due by Monday, April 28. All proceeds benefit the DHS football program. For information, contact Deana Miley at 465-6745, email deana. miley@marion.k12.fl.u s, or mail at P.O. 264, Dunnellon, FL 34430. SPORTS BRIEFS Tigers have won two of last three contests Lady Tigers softball held in check, drop two straight After reeling off two straight victories in which the Dunnellon High Softball team scored a combined 34 runs, the Lady Tigers couldnt hold onto an early lead against Lake Weir on March 19 and werent able to shake a slow start in a 7-6 eightinning setback last Friday against Crystal River. Against the Lady Pirates, Dunnellon fell behind 6-0 early, but rallied in the sixth and seventh innings to force an extra frame. In the sixth inning, the Lady Tigers took advantage of two errors, mixed with RBI singles from Kelly Howard and Jody Weber to cut the deficit to 6-2. Then in the seventh, Courtney Heinritz and Kasey Bernstein singled to lead off the inning, with Heinritz scoring on an error and leaving two runners aboard. Both came home on Ele Goodloes hit to left field, and Goodloe scored when the ball got past the outfielder to knot it at 6-all. However, Dunnellon (9-7 overall, 3-3 District 5A-6) couldnt overcome the heroics of Alexa Mack, whose fourth hit of the game, plated Emily Doughman who led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a double. Though both teams are District 5A-6 rivals, their contest Friday did not count in the district standings as the squads were playing in Crystal Rivers first-ever game to benefit Autism Awareness. The Lady Pirates have beaten the Lady Tigers in two of three meetings this season, and will likely meet again in the district tournament with a berth for a state playoff Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Highs Tyra Thomas, foreground, runs the second leg of the 4x100 relay for the Lady Tigers on Thursday at the MCIAC Track & Field Championships. Dunnellons relay team took fourth place, finishing with a time of 55.24. Dunnellon track standouts gearing up for district meet Keiwan Jones prepares to unleash a throw in the shot put. Jones was the highest individual placer for Dunnellon, capturing runner-up honors in the shot put with a mark of 43 feet, 1 inch. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon catcher Izzy Pierro frames a pitch for the umpire in the Lady Tigers Friday contest at Crystal River. Dunnellon lost, 7-6, in eight innings. Dunnellon returns to action April 2 at Belleview JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SOFTBALL page 18 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SPRINT page 19 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon pitcher Roberto Webb delivers a firstinning pitch Monday to a Lake Weir batter. The Tigers waxed the Canes, 14-4. Tutoring available for each student Dunnellon Middle School will resume normally scheduled hours Monday as we welcome students and staff back from Spring Break. Third quarter report cards will be sent home with students Friday. Parents, we ask that you please take a moment to review your childs report card. As parents, we need to make the report card a positive experience. Even if the report card is less than we know our child is capable of, we can find something positive to praise them about and then focus on how to improve academic performance in the future. If there is an area of concern, contact your childs teacher or the guidance office to arrange a parent/teacher conference. We would like to remind our parents, students must pass three classes of math, three classes of science, language arts and social studies to be eligible to move onto high school. Weekly, we have repeated how DMS offers free tutoring. This opportunity is offered to all DMS students who wish to have additional help with their core subjects. The schools status as a Title 1 school has provided the funds to bring this educational assist to all our DMS 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 inPRINCIPALS OFFICE Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal See TUTORING page 18 Will Thomas See BASEBALL page 18 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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their core subjects. For a parent consent form, call 465-6720. The DMS Advanced Band will perform Thursday, April 3, at the Optimist Club Band Festival at Marion Technical Institute (MTI). Students will leave campus at 5 p.m. to perform at the 6:30 p.m. festival. The Advanced Band will return to campus by approximately 9 p.m. We wish the following young musicians and band director, Anthony Soldano, good luck and most of all to have fun: Jamil Bess, Ethan Burns, Eduardo Escalante, Yoander Ferrer, Kayla Gandy, Jacob Harris, Tyler Hart, Joshua Kerrick, Jacob LeBlanc, Allan Maxwell, Kayla McClure, David McDearmid, Emily Newsom, Heather Noll, Nisa Nombrano, Kyrstin Nottke, Rebecca Ray, Heavenleigh Rice, Carl Smith, Kayla Starks, Paul Strong, Madeline Thompson, Hailey Weatherford, Samantha White and Kaylee Wyckoff. Members of the Brain Bowl Team will once again pit their skills against their fellow Marion County middle school peers Saturday, April 5, at the Spring Brain Bowl Competition at Vanguard High School. Students will report to Vanguard High School at 8:45 a.m. The competition will run until approximately 12:30 p.m. We wish our Brain Bowl Team and their DMS sponsor, Stephen Williams, the best of luck: Maggie Barde, Nathaniel CarrollDouglas, Yoander Ferrer, Jacob Harris, Darby Langworthy, Toni Morgan, Amber OConnell, Amber VonSeggern, Trevor Von Seggern and Emily Weaver. FCAT testing is scheduled from Monday, April 14, through Friday, May 2. We invite our parents to visit the FCAT Explorer website with your student. This is a great opportunity to Be There with your child and have fun together. 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 we, as parents, can demonstrate to our children the love of learning every day. Students are encouraged to visit the FCAT Explorer website at: www.fcatexplorer.com 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. Is your sixth-grader ready to enter seventh grade? If so, beat the back to school rush. All students entering seventh grade must have the following shots: Tdap diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (whooping cough) booster shot as required by the state prior to attending seventh grade. The Marion County Health Department will offer these shots, for free, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, on the DMS Campus in Building No. 10 to provide FREE immunizations. Students taking advantage of this free health shot update must be accompanied by a parent/guardian with photo identification. If you have any questions regarding your childs health record, call Carol Bartolet, R.N., the school nurse, at 465-6795.Box Tops for EducationThank you for your generosity and support, we have reached the goal of $500, but will continue to send in box tops and surpass the goal. Please 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. appearance at stake. Fridays loss was very disappointing, they just out hit us, Weber said. Its really important that we finish out strong. I really think that we can go beyond districts and do well. We just have to start off strong and not wait until the last inning to hit. On March 19, at home against Lake Weir, Dunnellon staked itself to a 4-0 first-inning lead but couldnt make it hold as the Lady Hurricanes rallied for the 8-6 victory. Lake Weir rallied for a run in the second and third inning to trim its deficit to 4-2 before exploding for four runs in the fifth inning and two more in the seventh. The Lady Tigers comeback bid was thwarted in the seventh despite plating two runs. Goodloe and Heinritz paced Dunnellon, as both went 2-for-4 from the plate. Sophomore Cassandra Chestnut had two RBIs for the Lady Tigers while Howard drove in one run. Dunnellon has three regular-season games remaining. It will play at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Belleview; at 6 p.m. Friday, April 4, at home against Citrus; and at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Vanguard. Its extremely important to finish the season strong because we have to be on our A game for districts if we want to be successful, Heinritz said. 18 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 000HP8A 352.237.5033 www.tikiislandyogurt.com Next to IHOP, before 200 & 484 Intersection 11100 SW 93rd Court Road, Unit 2, Ocala Endless Toppings Endless Toppings Endless Toppings BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE Expires 4/30/14 000HJO5 Member A.I.P.B. & N.A.T.P. Florida Notary Public Payroll Service David J. Ratchford Bookkeeping & Tax Service 1400 SW Valencia Heights Ave. Dunnellon, FL 34431-2025 Phone / Fax: 352-465-0814 Cell Phone: 352-220-7585 Personal Small Business Corporate E-mail: beancount29@bellsouth.net 000HJET Als TV Antenna & Satellite 11928 N. 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The Tigers had fallen behind 3-0 after the first inning, but rallied in the to take a 4-3 lead only to see Belleview tie the game at 4-all. Dunnellon added runs in the sixth and seventh innings to take a 6-4 lead, allowing Belleview one in the final inning, before closing the door. Kane Parks pave the way for the Tigers, driving in two runs. Bo Dewitz was 3-for-3 from the plate, while Zach West and Lyle Savage had two hits apiece for Dunnellon. Dunnellon played Tuesday night at Lake Weir to wrap up the teams home-and-home series. Results were not available at press time. The Tigers will return to the field at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, against Belleview at Mike Payne Field. Dunnellon will also play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Citrus High School. BAS EBALLcontinued from page 16 TUTORINGcontinued from page 16

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in the 800, finishing 20th with a time of 2:54.37. In the 1,600-meter run, Blakenburg was 11th with a time of 5:11.04. The Tigers 4x100meter relay team of Quashaud Smith, LaDarrius Thomas, Kane Parks and William Burgess placed fifth with a time of 45.86 seconds to earn all-county honors. Lake Weir won the race, finishing in 43.96 seconds. In the 100-meter, Smith was ninth with a time of 11.69 seconds. Parks finished 14th (11.94), Burgess was 16th (11.98) and LD Thomas came in 17th (12.05). In the 200-meter, Jake Callaghan was 14th with a time of 26.06. In the long jump, Thomas was 12th with a leap of 18 feet, 8 inches and Burgess was 15th with a mark of 17-11.5. In the triple jump, Dunnellons Hunter Day was 12th with a leap of 33 feet, 9 1/2 inches. On the girls side, Tyra Thomas finished seventh in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 19.04 to earn all-county accolades. Richanda Pierre of West Port won the title with a time of 16.65. Thomas also helped guide the Lady Tigers 4x100 relay team of Breanna Mangus, Angelica Taylor and Brianna Florvilus to fourth place, finishing with a time of 55.24. Lake Weirs squad won the event with a time of 49.90. Florvilus finished ninth in the girls 100meter dash, narrowly missing all-county honors. She finished with a time of 13.77 seconds. Thomas finished 11th in the event, recording a time of 13.92 seconds while Mangus was 14th, finishing with a time of 14.10. Lady Tiger Ariel Benjamin was ninth in the 200-meter finals, also being edged out for allcounty honors. Benjamin finished with a time of 29.92. Florvilus was 15th with time of 31.57. Kia Robinson placed 15th in the 400-meter with a time of 1:10.12. In the girls discus, Sierra Oliver finished 12th with a throw of 59 feet, 7 inches. Also competing for the Lady Tigers was: Jessica Morgan (18th, 50-4), Olivia Pryor (19th, 50-3) and Tanirelis Fernandez (20th, 49-5). In the long jump, Florvilus finished 13th with a leap of 13 feet, 4 inches. McKenzie Ingram was 20th with a mark of 10 feet, 1 inch. In the shot put, Oliver was ninth with a toss of 26 feet, 8 1/2 inches. Also competing for the Lady Tigers was: Haley Below (17th, 23-7.5), Becca Frechette (19th, 23-7) and Fernandez (21st, 22-3). Overall, the boys and girls teams finished seventh. Ocala Vanguard won both the boys and girls team titles. Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 19 Expires 4/30/14. In-County Only Name _____________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________ State __________ Zip __________ Phone ________________ Email __________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill Me Sign up online Promo Code: CRAZY Clip, complete and mail to: No Foolin Crazy Deal $ 12 00 $ 12 00 for 6 Months Go CrAzY with the best of local news, events, savings and more! 000HJTC 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 Call 352-489-2731 www.riverlandnews.com Electric Beach Salon Electric Beach Salon ( 352 ) 465-6505 19140 E. Pennsylvania Avenue (AKA Hwy. 484) Dunnellon For appointment call MM26514 000HJEN Stop in and experience our hidden treasure over the Rainbow River on Pennsylvania Ave./Rt. 484 ALL our services are performed in a professional, friendly and clean environment. We are a full-service salon that is second to none in customer satisfaction! ~HAIR~ Everything from up-to-date cuts, colors, perms and hair extensions. ~INFRARED BODY WRAPS~ Lose weight and inches Great results instantly! ~NAILS~ All aspects of Nail Care... manicures, pedicures, shellac ~TANNING~ We offer lay-down and stand-up beds All new tanning lamps ~SPRAY TANS~ ALL Natural Look Great for sensitive skin ~FACIALS~ ~NOVA EYE LASHES~ Hairdresser Needed With or without following WE PAY TOP COMMISSION Buy one Get one FREE WAX Book Early For Prom Book Early For Prom NAILS & UP-DO $ 50 00 1 MONTH TAN $ 25 00 NATURE COAST CLINICAL RESEARCH Crystal River (352) 563-1865000HMQT PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH STUDYNot menstruating and not pregnant Should I be concerned?To qualify, you must be: Female between the ages of 18 and 40 Premenopausal with an intact uterus In generally good health Willing to participate in a clinical trial If you qualify, you will receive at no charge: Investigational study medication Study-related medical exams Laboratory servicesIf you would like to know more about setting up an appointment for pre-screening, please contact: To learn more about The SPRY Trial, please visit www.SpryTrial.comSPRY-0002V.A1 10/13 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsABOVE: Quashaud Smith, left, slows down as William Bur gess, right, looks to gain ground on the field during the 4x100 boys relay. The Tigers foursome placed fifth at the MCIAC Championships. BELOW: McKenzie Ingram competes in the long jump f or the Lady Tigers. SPRINTcontinued from page 16

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20 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 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: Shelby Scherer steps on home plate as she avoids the tag from Inverness pitcher as teammate Hailey Roy watches the play unfold. Team Unitys Katie Shelton throws the ball back into the infield after making a play in left field. Catcher Cameron Darnell from Team Unity blocks the plate as she applies the tag to a base runner from the Ocala Storm as teammates Desiree Pullham and the umpire look on. Team Unity first baseman Kalei Collins waits for the ball as she makes an assist for an out during her teams game against the Ocala Storm. Ace Hardware pitcher Hailey Roy winds up as she pitches against Inverness in a nonleague contest.Photos by JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland News

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However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 492-0327 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: Coconut Moon Collection located at 9400 S.W. 200th Ct., Dunnellon, FL 34431, 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 Dunnellon, FL, this 18 day of March, 2014. /s/ Amber Kovacs Owner Publish: March 27, 2014. 493-0327 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: A Branch At A Time Tree Service located at 4851 S.W. 178th Terr., Dunnellon, FL 34432, 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 Dunnellon, FL, this 18 day of March, 2014. /s/ Joshua L. St. Cyr Owner Publish: March 27, 2014. 494-0327 RIV 4/2 BrdOfDir. PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating the Board of Directors bimonthly meeting on Wednesday, April 2, 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 27, 2014. 495-0327 RIV 4/10 & 4/14 sales PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: D & D TOWING OF OCALA gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 4125 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34479-2427, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statues. D & D TOWING OF OCALA reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. Sale date: 10 APR 2014 @ 9 AM 1997 MERC VIN # 4M2DU55P9VUJ14713 Sale date: 14 APR 2014 @ 9 AM 2001 HYUN VIN # KMHJG35F01U223322 March 27, 2014. 496-0327 RIV 4/11 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 04/11/2014 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. 1G6KD54YXWU739522 1998 CADILLAC March 27, 2014. 400-0327 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF DUNNELLON PLANNING COMMISSION TO CONSIDER A SPECIAL EXCEPTION REQUEST The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for recommendation to the City Council regarding a special exception requested by Greater Dimensions Christian Assembly to operate a house of worship pursuant to the Land Development Regulations, Section 7.1, Table Of Permitted Uses, and Section 8.12, General Business (B-4), such house of worship to be located at 19140 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 6, Dunnellon, Florida between San Mateo Boulevard and South Bridges Road, being Parcel Number 3448-387-000. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice. The application, filed under application number PZ1314-32, submitted by Greater Dimensions Christian Assembly, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall. For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105. The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500. March 27, 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. 497-0403 RIV Usher, James Stanley 2013-CP-1534 (F) Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA File # 2013-CP-1534 (F) PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: THE ESTATE OF Usher, James Stanley, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS of Summary Administration An order of summary administration in the estate of James Stanley Usher deceased, File Number 2013-CP-1534 (F), is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030 Ocala, FL 34478 Attn: Probate. The total value of the estate is $30,500. The names and addresses of the individuals to whom the estate has been assigned, and the estates attorney are set forth below. 498-0403 RIV Catlin, Anthony B. Notice to Cred. (ancillary summ. admin.) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014-CP-381 IN RE: ESTATE OF ANTHONY B. CATLIN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Ancillary Summary Administration, Testate Nonresident) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Ancillary Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of ANTHONY B. CATLIN, deceased, File Number 2014-CP-381, by the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030; that the decedents date of death was June 9, 2012; that the total value of the ancillary estate is approximately $3,500, and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: ANTHONY B. CATLIN REVOCABLE TRUST OF 2002 Dated October 23, 2002 As Amended and Restated December 27, 2011 c/o FRANK J. FRISOLI, Trustee 797 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141 All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent 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 27, 2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/ FRANK J. FRISOLI 797 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/Joel O. Parker, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0070201 BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 March 27 & April 3, 2014. 499-0403 RIV Keresturi, Thomas 2014CP343 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014CP343 IN RE: ESTATE OF THOMAS KERESTURI Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THOMAS KERESTURI, deceased, whose date of death was December 31, 2013, File Number 2014CP343, 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 27, 2014. The fiduciary lawyer-client privilege in s.90.5021 applies with respect to the Personal Representative and any attorney employed by the Personal Representative. Personal Representative: /s/ DIANE LYNN KERESTURI 6433 S.W. 108th Street, 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 27 and April 3, 2014. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including un-matured, contingent or un-liquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is March 27, 2014. Individual to whom the estate has been assigned by the order of summary administration: Jessica P. Usher C/O John N. Usher, Esq. 3019 SW 27th Ave. Suite 102, Ocala, Florida 34471 Attorney for estate: /s/ John N. Usher FL Bar No.: 57745 3019 SW 27th Ave. Suite 102, Ocala, Florida, 34471 352-509-5678 john@usherlawfirm.com March 27 and April 3, 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. 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 Rainbow Springs Country ClubSunday 30 Mar 1-4 19477 SW 84th Pl. Pristene Fox Trace. Breathtaking views -10th fairway from large Florida Room. Edgewater Realty Kathy 352 484 8043 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 NURSING CAREERSbegin here -Get trained in months, not years. Small classes, no waiting list. Financial aid for qualified students. Apply now at Centura Institute Orlando (888)220-3219 CDL-ATeam Owner Operators: $2,500 Lease Incentive! Team Dedicated Routes. Great Revenue & Regular Weekly Home Time! 888-486-5946 NFI Industries nfip artners.com DRIVERSDriverTrainees Needed NOW! Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training (1-877)214-3624 Now Hiring: OTR CDLA DriversNew Pay Package and $1500 Sign -On Bonus! Mostly 5-10 days out. Full benefits, achievable bonuses. Call for details 1-888-978-3791 or www .heyl.net OTR Drivers Wanted Food grade tankers, Class-ACDL /tankerendorsement, Prefer2 yrs experience, Mileage & Drop Pay, Vacation, Health, Dental & 401k. Forinformation call 800-569-6816 orgo to our website www .otter ytran spor tation.com DRIVERS:Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check.1-888-880-5916 AIRLINE CAREERSbegin here -Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 877-741-9260 www .fixjet s.com ABSOLUTE AUCTION 2 log cabins, farmhouse, cottage, 20+/ -acres in Alabama overlooking Tennessee River, between Huntsville and Chattanooga, vacation rental history, April 1, 1:00 pm. Details Gtauctions.com, 1.205.326.0833, Granger, Thagard & Assoc. Inc., Jack F Granger, #873. DUDLEYS AUCTION *5 AUCTIONS 3-27 Estate Adventure 3pm outside treasures, 6:00pm 95 GMC 24Box truck Cat Diesel, Feather machine, Estate Furniture, 3-28 REAL ESTATE **THREE HOMES** Two in Beverly Hills 11 a 6 N Tyler St Beverly Hills 1:00pm 35 S Harrison St. Beverly Hills 3:30pm 942 E Fernwood Place Inverness 3-29 REAL ESTATE & CONTENTS **MARION OAKS ** Auction: 9 Real Estate: 10am 4231 SW 148th St Ocala 34473 2/2 starter Crnr lot CONTENTS: Antiques, household, great furniture, garage. ********************** call for info 637-9588 dudleysauction .com 4000 S Florida Ave (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10% bp cash/ck. Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 ONLINE ONLY AUCTION Buses, Tractor & Equipment & More for Sale! Ends April 3rd @ 7PM. Gulf Bay Auctions: 251-600-9595 or Visit GulfBayAuctions.com, AU3301 For SPL Internal Use Method of Payment Comments: Satellite Prolink. BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 You Had AStroke and now you have shoulder pain. We may have an option for you: Learn more about a clinical study to evaluate a potential treatment at: www.painafterstroke.co m Call 1-800-269-0720. BRING YOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent incl. grass cutting and your water 1 bedroom, 1 bath @$425 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 800-747-4283 For Details! INVERNESS, N. Leisure Point 3BR/2BA Mobile Home1248 sqft, Nice .40 Acre Lot Lease or Cash Call For Details 877-519-0180 DUNNELLONRoom For Rent Fully Furnished $100. week (352) 322-9141 Blue Ridge Mountain Log Cabin Sale! Only $84,900. New 1200sf ready to finish log cabin on 1+ acres with spectacular views and private access to US National Forest. Excellent financing. Call now 1-866-952-5303, Ext 201 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 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 888-260-0905 Ext. 17. Rainbow Springs Country ClubSun 30 Mar 1-4 19477 SW 84th Pl. Pristene Fox Trace. Breathtaking views-10th fairway from large Florida Room. Edgewater Realty-Kathy 352 484 8043 Sale or Lease,Option to Buy. 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Shop. Also 2 Bedroom Unfinished. $65,000. 352-486-4731 LAKE ROUSSEAU Fishing-Nature Lovers 2/1BA, Two Lots, Pool Boatslips, Shop, $169K contract considered 5311 W Riverbend Rd (815) 980-8642 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE B UY ALL A UT OS with or without titles ANY CONDITION Cindy (813) 505-6939 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model 813-335-3794 813-458-0584 Call AJ 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 Comfort Works, Inc. Air Conditioning and Heating Service, Res/ Com (352) 400 -8361 Lic# CAC1817447 Kats Kritter Kare & Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sitting & House Cleaning (352) 270-4672 Re-Roof -Commercial -Residential FREE ESTIMATES. Ask about available LIFETIME WARRANTY. Insurance Assistance. www.roofsystemsunlimited.net 1-877-901-ROOF Arbor Reds Tree Care 24 Hr. Emergeny Serv. Lic/Ins. Free Estimates All Major Credit Cards 352-583-3141/206-1153 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 Vol 32 No. 21 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Council to host speical meetingThe Dunnellon City Councill will meet at 5:30 p.m. today for a special meeting to discuss a settlement agreement with Regions Bank in connection with the citys failure to make bond payments. No other information regarding the offer was available at press time. For complete details, see the April 3 edition of the Riverland News.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. 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.Chamber to host Casino NightThe Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Casino Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Hall on U.S. 41. Las Vegas-style games such as Texas Hold Em, black jack, roulette and craps will be offered. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and include light snacks, refreshments and $25,000 in playing chips. For information or to purchase tickets, call 489-2320.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. Sheriff: Man had 10 pounds of pot in trunk OCALA The Marion County Sheriffs Office recovered more than $35,000 in marijuana last Thursday after responding to a call about a vehicle driving erratically in the 4300 block of East State Road 40. In turn, a 46-year-old Dunnellon man is in the Marion County Jail after being charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana with the intent to sell after law enforcement authorities found nearly 10 pounds of high quality hydroponic marijuana in the trunk of the suspects vehicle. According to the arrest report, deputies were dispatched to the area in reference to a silver Toyota driving erratically. Upon arriving to the area, officials observed the vehicle, being driven by Justin Valentine, cross the center line and hit a curb at which time authorities conducted a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, deputies could smell the odor of alcohol on the defendants breath and the Justin Valentine Dunnellon resident charged with DUI, possession with intent to sell JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Senate gives springs bill OK House must also pass measureTALLAHASSEE Im proud to say We passed it, state Sen. Charlie Dean said last Thursday, fresh from a committee that had just given unanimous support to his springs protection and restoration bill. Dean recounted the process of developing the bill with a team of other senators and the early opposition it encountered. He explained how they overcame and converted various opponents and reached out to environmentalists. We asked them to come in, he said. Every one of them was on board; everyone was there this morning, because its the right thing to do. Deans position on springs was a view they would hear affirmed by other state officials. Dean said the 38page springs bill is not set in stone, but will become a yearly process. Some bad parts will fall off, he said, and new parts will be added to it. He cited the enthusiasm of everyone wanting to get involved and the momentum he believes that will carry to the next generation of legislators. Dean said it now goes over to the House JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsCharles Smith Jr. replaced Joe Smyth as park manager at Rainbow Springs State Park late last year. This is Smiths second managerial post in the Florida State Park Services system. Having been born in Florida, Charles Smith Jr. knew all too well about the abundance of nature and the opportunities to explore the vast number of resources throughout the state. But as a young boy, exploring the Florida Caverns was the biggest draw. Then, as a teenager, Smith participated in a summer job training opportunity in high school, which allowed him the opportunity to explore the Florida Caverns as a seasonal park ranger. Upon graduating from high school, Smith spent four years serving in the U.S. Army. Prior to that, he served two years in the U.S. Army National Guard. Once his time with the military was up, he sought a career in a field he envisioned retiring from, and thats when he saw the want ad for a park ranger at a park he was all too familiar with. Thus began his career in the Florida Park Services at the Florida Caverns. Smith, 34, has quickly worked his way up through the ranks, serving as a park ranger, park services specialist and assistant park manager. Then, he served as both assistant park Smith, family settling in at Rainbow Springs See SPRINGS page 6 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsBetty Mello, left, a volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club, helps Aysia Tuggle, Candice Soutar and Nicole Gutierrez, make bracelets Monday in the art room of the new Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch. Three-and-a-half years after announcing a federal grant had been secured, club officials welcomed youths back for a Spring Break soft opening. Boys & Girls Club opens new facility after long wait Three-and-a-half years of road bumps and frustration gave way Monday morning to smiles, laughter and rekindled friendships as the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County officially opened the doors of its new digs for the Dunnellon branch. Were super excited, said Jerry Lane, executive director for Boys & Girls Club of Marion County. This is a big thing for the Board of Directors, the employees, the volunteers, the parents and especially the kids. Its been a long time coming. Indeed it has been a long time coming. It was August 2010 when the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County announced it had secured a $840,000 Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), planning to replace the aging, antiquated modular structure along Bostick Street by June 2011. But thats when problems, delays and setbacks began to unfold. Initially, the project was delayed by finding the right contractor for the job. Then a problem with soil testing in the summer of 2012 showed high amounts of phosphate shavings in the soil on the property where officials had planned to construct the new club, slated to be built on 5.6 acres of land, which once housed the old middle school. Once those problems were settled, work began in earnest. With the anticipated opening of the new facility expected in October 2013, officials with the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County opted not to renew its yearly lease on the building along Bostick Street. Yet, again, delays with payment to the contractor, an occupancy permit and the drainage of a retention pond, held up plans to open the facility to the youths in the greater Dunnellon area. Two of those problems were resolved, thanks to the city issuing the occupancy permit and the County Commission JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See NATURAL page 8 See TRUNK page 9 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Nine-year-old Jason Fisher smiles while playing an Internetbased learning game in the facilitys new tech room. For more pictures, see Page 10 of todays edition of the Riverland News. See BUSINESS page 9 PAT FAHERTY For the Riverland News Charlie Dean

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The city is accepting applications for the Planning Commission, the Historic Preservation Board and the Tree Board. Planning Commission: Members serve threeyear terms, must be residents of the city or property/business owners for more than three years. The Planning Commission hears planning and zoning applications, and forwards a recommendation for action to the City Council. The Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday monthly in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. Historic Preservation Board: The Historic Preservation Board hears building and zoning permit applications that affect the Historic District of the city. Members of the Historic Preservation Board serve three-year terms; residency is not required. The Historic Preservation Board meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday monthly in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. Tree Board: Members serve threeyear terms; residency is not a requirement to serve. The Tree Board hears residential and commercial applications for tree removal associated with site plans and preliminary plans. They are responsible for review of tree removal applications upon waterfront lands, wetlands, conservation lands, commercial properties more than 1 acre, and the removal of heritage or champion trees; forwarding their recommendations to the City Council. The Board is charged with the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting and removal of trees on property owned by the City. The board is responsible for the application and certification of the city as a Tree City USA. The Tree Board meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly in Council Chambers at City Hall. 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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 they own, 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, record 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 the youths in the greater Dunnellon area. 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. Moving day for the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop began March 24 with the help of volunteers, their husbands and friends. They lined up with vans, trucks and trailers to move merchandise, cabinets and shelving units out of its current location at West Pennsylvania Avenue and Cedar Street, which closed March 22 to its new location at 20359 E. Pennsylvania Ave. where the Red Fox Gallery had been located. Arline Keenum, Betty Poole, Carol Prior and Peggy Hydes are in charge of preparing the new shop, closing the old one and orchestrating the move. Carole Menge will design window displays; Arlene Untch and Joann McCullough will handle publicity; and Melissa Duke will tackle interior signs. Karen Keen, thrift shop president, would like to thank the Ocala Habitat Re-Store Shop for its generous donation of custom shelving. The ladies are very grateful to Bill Tilley for his many hours renovating the interior; Jim Keenum for his time and expertise with layout planning; and Evelyn Ball for her valuable advice and assistance as well as all the husbands and friends who have helped make this move happen. It takes a village to move a thrift shop. Carmen Fisher, longest active member of the organization, said this will be the ninth location since the Thrift Shop began in 1974 and, hopefully, it will be the last for several years to come. Shes been involved with each one. Opening day at the new location, which is between Regions Bank and Badcock Furniture, will be Monday. The shops hours will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations of gently used clothing and household furnishings may be dropped off during those hours. Volunteers are excited about the new location, which has 1,600 square feet available for displays and space to increase the size of several departments and ample parking in back. Keenum said a gala grand opening will follow in a few weeks after we work out the kinks. A 47-year-old woman faces one count each of driving under the influence and DUI with property damage after careening into a fire hydrant Friday night at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Powell Road, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report stated. According to the report, law enforcement personnel were notified a motorist had crashed into a light pole at U.S. 41 and Powell Road. Upon Officer Scott Houts arrival, he observed a silver in color Dodge truck parked in the parking lot just north of where the wreck occurred. Houts then made contact with the defendant, Tracy Norton, who told authorities she was driving and swerved to avoid another motorist. Norton told officials she had drunk two beers, but would not say how long ago she had consumed alcohol. Houts observed Norton to have bloodshot watery eyes and he could detect the odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from her breath and body, the report stated. Norton also appeared to be swaying while speaking with authorities. According to the report, Norton told officials she had been in a verbal argument with her boyfriend inside the vehicle prior to the wreck and that her boyfriend threw beer on her. Observation of the scene revealed, a fire hydrant had been hit and torn from the ground. Dunnellon Fire Rescue personnel advised the cost to replace and fix the hydrant would be approximately $20,000. Upon completing the traffic crash report, Houts informed Norton he was conducting a DUI investigation at which time Norton engaged in a verbal tirade with Houts and other personnel at the scene. Norton stated: I (expletive) hate cops. All of you are pieces of ( expletive), the report stated. According to the report, Norton was asked to participate in field sobriety exercises to which she told Houts she could not because she did not have good balance. Houts advised Horton there were other exercises she could performe that would not need her to utilize her balance. Horton replied, if she could do them on a horse she could do them. The report stated Norton then told Houts she has had Lasik surgery and it would prevent her from performing the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus. The report stated Norton was then placed under arrest for DUI. While handcuffing the defendant and having control of her right hand, Norton began to pull away and attempted to turn around. Houts secured Norton, placed her into the patrol car and transported her to the Marion County Jail. While en route to the jail, Norton advised her wrist was broken. Bond was set at $1,000. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 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 Facts missing from writers commentsI am responding to a letter to the editor Bully applied unevenly published March 20. I will refrain from using the writers name as I dont want to embarrass him, but he knows who he is and thats all that matters. You dont live in Rainbow Springs, you have not experienced a 50 percent-plus increase in your water rates on top of a 25 percent surcharge on your water and sewer bills. That information should have been in your letter. You reside in Dunnellon. That is fine and you are certainly entitled to your opinion, however, I take exception to some of your comments as they have no factual support. Maybe a history lesson will freshen your memory. In January 2012, the residents of Rainbow Springs ask for a meeting to discuss our differences regarding the purchase of our water company. We were ignored. A petition went out to the residents in late January asking them to boycott Greenlight Communications if the city refused to meet. I have 1,620 signed petitions sitting in my office. That represents more than 80 percent of the water customers in Rainbow Springs. Early returns were notarized and 1,183 were hand delivered to City Council by yours truly asking them to sit down and talk before the situation got out of hand. Guess what, they didnt, it did. In that petition, the city was advised if it continued to ignore our request for a meeting, we were prepared to boycott Greenlight and set up pickets to promote awareness to this total disregard of residents in a neighboring community. We picketed City Hall, ABC News came to town to report on the miscarriage of justice. All of the aforementioned was done to get the city to discuss the problem. As of March 20, 2014, we still havent met with the city. In an effort to get relief from this obvious attempt to fund Dunnellon by gouging their neighbors, we went to court. Please dont mislead people by inferring that only a few folks support the lawsuit. Certainly, there are people who live in Rainbow Springs who do not support the lawsuit; some of them are on our POA Board, however, based on the Rich in tradition, poor in interest If you enjoy history, then diving the Withlacoochee River is a fascinating experience. In a way, its like an underwater museum with the valuable items removed. Unless someone can make a buck off of it, everything that goes in the river is making a one-way trip. With the crystal clear Rainbow River a short boat ride away, few sport divers make the choice to dive the giant coffee pot we call the Withlacoochee. Once there, things tend to stay undisturbed. Every relic has a story behind it, and while I will never know the story behind the bowling ball or the vacuum cleaner on the river bottom, I did learn the story or at least a story on one of the more interesting items I have seen. While diving under the Dunnellon railroad trestle, I pulled up one very interesting widget. Weighing in at about 40 pounds, it is a brass plate with two bolt holes and a semicircle backside made of lead. Coming from under the trestle and sporting an Atlantic coastline logo, I knew it had a railroad origin. But what the heck was it and how did it get there? The answer was not far away. By not far, I mean crossing the backyard to pay a visit to Raymond Roland. Mr. Roland was a retired railroad man and I felt confident he could give me the background on whatever I had found. I got that and a whole lot more. I showed Mr. Roland my widget and he knew straightaway what it was. A bearing journal from a rail car, the part the train axle rests on. Following that, he volunteered a moving story I have never forgotten. During the period of the Great Depression, Mr. Roland had showed up for work at the rail yard early one morning to find the train had been hijacked. Not literally hijacked the train was still there, but they could not move it. During the night, someone had jacked up each railcar and removed the brass bearing journals. The railcars were useless without them and those were not the kind of parts that you kept a storeroom full of. That was one day that the trains would not be running on time. The sheriff was called in and an investigation was performed. Forensics indicated deep wagon ruts leading away from the scene of the crime. A horse drawn wagon had been used and following the ruts in the sand led directly to the home of the perpetrator. Mr. Roland was there when they showed up at the home of the thief. He was not home, of course, having already left for the nearest scrap yard in Tampa. His wife was home and was forthcoming about what they had done. They were basically honest people and there was no use in trying to spin the story with a stack of 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 TALES OF TIME THE JERSEY GIRL What word comes to mind when you hear the phrase Spring Break? Fun, relaxation, friends, party, swim, beach, sand, sun, vacation, or all of the above. Spring Break arrives at the best time of year right before the tests and exams and right on mark when the weather turns perfect. Spring Break signals the end of winter and gives students, parents and educators a weeklong break from academia. Of course, in Florida the weather is always hit or miss. Itll either be in the 80s that week or well be having the last cold blast of the season. You just never know. Even though Ive had some pretty great spring breaks, including trips to Florida when we still lived in New Jersey, Ive never been to Cancun, drank from a beer bong while standing on my head. Are you kidding? My father would have disowned me before I even got to the airport. Nope, never had any raucous spring breaks and never been in any Girls Gone Wild videos, but I still looked forward to the break every year. When my girls were growing up, Id try to plan at least one fun thing during the week. Maybe wed do a day at the KP Hole and pack a picnic lunch. Or maybe Id let them each invite a couple of girls to the house for a sleepover. Sometimes, wed go bowling or roller skating, which was very popular in the 1980s. And wed always try to catch at least one movie matinee. Spring is the perfect time for visiting zoos, aquariums, museums or planetariums. Its the best time for theme parks, too. Expect the crowds, of course, since most schools will be out on break around the same time. Ready for some spring cleaning? Nothing better than those first few weeks when you can open the windows and air everything out. Something about that first warm breeze puts you in the mood for sprucing things up. Pull out the storage containers and trash bags, go through clothes in your drawers and closets, and separate items you want to give to charity. Put away seasonal decorations from the winter. Sweaters, jackets and boots can all be tucked away. Get rid of clutter you no longer need. Its finally warm enough to eat ice cream; ride your bicycles, scooters and golf carts. Dust off your floppy hats and flip-flops, or take a long walk. But nothing says Spring Break like Daytona Beach or any beach, and thats exactly where well be. Oh yeah, were doing our girls weekend early this year. Everybodys been working so hard and we deserve it. It will just be a short three-day trip, but three days in Daytona is better than a week anywhere else. My daughters and granddaughter took after me when it comes to the Spring Breaks, fun makes Derailing myths of hijacking For 60-plus years, the Queen of the Rainbow was the it thing to be a part of. Young women registered in droves to compete in the annual beauty pageant, a mainstay of Dunnellon lore for generations. However, for the past several years interest in the tradition-rich pageant has waned. A year ago, organizers had to cancel the event because of a lack of interest. This year is much the same, as organizers have been forced to scrap plans for the event. Its sad, really. Its a funfilled event, which caps the weekend-long festivities at Boomtown Days Dunnellon. One has to wonder why theres such a lack of interest from the young women in the community. Is it because of the negative stigma surrounding beauty pageants? Is it simply because the younger generation has too much on their plate, between academics, extracurricular activities and, perhaps, a job? Maybe. But what is puzzling is young women will campaign for honors such as Homecoming Queen, Junior Royalty Court and Miss DHS. All those are fine and rich in tradition as well, but Queen of the Rainbow is equally as important and provides essential skills that participants will use throughout life. Theres also a chance to win a scholarship, and with the ever-increasing costs of a college education every dollar goes a long way in helping pay for the costs. Whatever the case might be, the community needs to rally together to make sure the Queen of the Rainbow does not become extinct. If its a simple matter of polling high school students at the beginning of the year to find out what theyd like to see the pageant become, or what the pageant should stand for, by all means, we should evolve with the times.Speaking of history I certainly hope you enjoyed Dwight Porters Tale of Times from last weeks paper. Hes got another wonderful column in todays edition. Hell appear throughout the next year, if not longer, sharing tales of yesteryear. Both Porter and Julie Mancini have also taken on the task of chronicling the rich history of Dunnellon and have already been scouring old newspaper clippings, and talking to folks in the area. It certainly should make for interesting articles. If you know of folks in the area who have stories to share of the history of the area, email me at editor@ riverlandnews.com, and See LETTERS page 5 See TALES page 5 See JERSEY page 5 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 6 Dwight Porter

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train parts in their front yard. The sheriff was dispatched to Tampa, and in due time, the perpetrator and the parts were returned to Dunnellon. The man was arrested and the train repaired. Mr. Roland depicted the whole thing as being a sad affair. He knew the thief and the sheriff did as well. In those days, everyone knew everyone and you understood if a person was or was not a thief. This man was not a thief. He was someone who would have put in an honest days work if there was any work to be had. There was not. In todays society, with 99 weeks of unemployment benefits, it is hard to envision a day when an honest man would have to resort to hijacking a train and risking jail time to provide for his family. That was the state of affairs in Dunnellon during the depths of the Great Depression. I dont blame that fellow at all for what he attempted to do, and I suspect that put in his position I would do the same. amount of money in the legal defense fund, we have a vast majority who are behind the lawsuit. Very interesting that you talk about schoolyard tactics used by the residents of Rainbow Springs, but seem to talk in circles regarding solutions to the problem. You should definitely work on improving your sense of humor; a few people kidding in a waiting room seems to have formed the basis of your letter. Good thing that I wasnt in that room, I would probably threaten to kidnap their first born if they purchased Greenlight. If you want to discuss facts or look at the numbers I referred to, just give me a call. My number is in the book. Lynn Black,Rainbow SpringsKabuki Theater of politics missed boatFlorida House Bill 813 was voted down March 18 to proceed to the house floor for consideration. H.B. 813 was identified as Water and Sewer Rate Payers Bill, which sought to protect utility customers from some of the excess utility rates a city can now impose on captive utility customers under Florida Statue 180. This bill would limit the ability of a city to gouge its captive neighboring communities with excessive utility rates such as Dunnellon has done. Of course, in the kabuki theater of politics the bill never had a chance of getting out of subcommittee for an actual real vote. The bill was opposed by the Florida League of Cities and lobbyist for owners of utility companies, two groups who are not natural allies. As evidenced by the sale of Rainbow Springs utility to Dunnellon, a rogue city can use F.S. 180 to create a windfall of revenue to keep a mismanaged city afloat, so cities want the revenue. Developers and owners of privately owned utility plants like the law as is because they can sell their utility plants at a substantially higher price to a city than a private enterprise. As it is now, there is no Public Service Commission regulation or oversight of a city run utility, which results in the high water rate Dunnellon pays. The loser of the death of H.B. 813 was common sense, fairness, good government and, of course, the average consumer citizen held hostage by Florida Statute 180. Go to the Florida House of representative webpage where you can see the actual debate and vote of H.B. 813. I really want to applaud and commend Burt Eno for going to Tallahassee and speaking in front of the House Subcommittee as a private, informed citizen. Mr. Eno gave an excellent analysis of facts, the current situation and why the bill should pass. Of course, he was outnumbered on presentation and influence by the Florida League of City spokesperson, another lobbyist and several mayors. Mr. Eno also spoke to several lawmakers before the vote who even alluded to the validity of his presentation even though they voted against the bill. It was David versus Goliath, but that is now our present system of governing. We the people is now we the government and we the lobbyist. Guess who won this round? The bill will be back next year and who knows? Nothing changes without citizen input for sure. We had a meeting about public apathy, but no one came. Personal thanks to Mr. Eno for his efforts. If my water bill was not so high, I would have given him some gas money for the trip. This issue will not go away any more than the Stamp Act and Tea Tax did until they were appealed. Whether it is the 18th century or the 21st century, right is right and wrong is wrong except in the kabuki theater of politics. Steve Swett,DunnellonRiverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 5 6659 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy. 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But once we begin the ascent onto that bridge at Ormond Beach, we begin to dance and squeal like school girls. We love the atmosphere, the crowds, the breeze, the smell and the seagulls. We love the airplanes traveling overhead with the sales pitches. We love the sand, the surf and the boardwalk. But most of all, we love the sound of the waves on the shore. Its so peaceful and relaxing. We always get a room facing the ocean, so we can listen to that sound all night. We started this annual tradition when Dominique was 6 months old and weve never missed a year. In years past, wed give her a piece of paper and tell her to write down everything she wanted to do the week we were gone. It would include things such as eat ice cream, play putt putt golf, walk the beach, pick up seashells, face painting and hair braiding. We would make sure we did everything on her list. Now thats shes in high school, her list would probably only include two things: look at hot guys and work on her tan. But thats OK, we still have a blast. So dont be jealous. As youre reading this, well be on the beach. Youre welcome to join us, the more the merrier. But ladies, leave the boys at home. JERS EYcontinued from page 4 TA LEScontinued from page 4

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include Dunnellon History Project in the subject. Ill make sure to pass along your information to the both of them.Helping othersThe Annie W. Johnson Service Center is in desperate need of nonperishable food items. This nonprofit agency has been helping those less fortunate for the better part of 40 years, so if you have a few extra dollars or abundant supply of groceries in your pantry, drop off your donation at either the Annie W. Johnson Service Center between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays or at the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Helping those less fortunate is wonderful, because you never know who you might be assisting and the situation they are in. So lets help where we can and see that the shelves are overflowing and the supplies are plentiful.Deal me inIf youre looking for entertainment Saturday, join me and many others at the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerces Casino night from 6 to 10 p.m. at American Legion Post No. 58. Ill be pulling double duty as both a photographer and dealer, but dont worry, Ill try not to take all of your chips. If anything, it should be a wonderfully entertaining evening at one of the many Las Vegas-style games that will be offered. Who knows, you might win enough chips to take home one of the grand prizes. Tickets for the event are still available. and is not high on its leadership list. I dont know how much were going to get, but we wont be denied, he said. We just want to have enough to do a little good. Were on a roll, he said. Were going to get there. The bill would create the Florida Springs and Aquifer Act. It would require the Department of Environmental Protection to delineate the springs protection and management zone for each outstanding Florida spring. It prohibits specified activities within the zones. It addresses minimum flows and levels, runoff, waste treatment, septic tanks, fertilizer, agriculture and the roles of local government and water management districts.Project fundingProject funding would come from documentary stamp tax revenues. Michael Harrell, lobbyist for Citrus County, said Deans bill would cost about $340 million, while the House would consider a much smaller amount. They will end up somewhere in the middle, he said. However, the lobbyist thinks next year could be a bigger year for springs funding. He said Rep. Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, the incoming speaker of the House, wants to own the water issue. You can get big bang for your bucks, said Adam Putnam, commissioner of Agriculture and Community Affairs, in terms of springs preservation. We can afford to fix the first magnitude springs. I view the springs issue as there is still time to do things, he said, without the craze that has overtaken Everglades restoration. This administration has spent more money on springs in the last three years than in any three years in Floridas history, said Hershel Vinyard, secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, citing the Three Sisters banks stabilization project. Get ready; Im sure were going to have a big chunk of change available for springs, he said. Get your plans together and tell us where the match is coming from. The governor has proposed $55 million this year for additional springs projects.Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352-564-2924 or pfaherty@chronicle online.com. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 000DRRP 000HR3O Dunnellon NEW OFFICE 20170 E. Pennsylvania Ave. (352) 502-4337 Homosassa 5699 S. Suncoast Blvd. (352) 436-4393 Inverness 2036 Hw y. 44 W. 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Print photos can be scanned at our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Kiwanis Club meets weeklyThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon meets at 8 a.m. at Carmelas Restaurant Wednesdays for its weekly meetings and breakfast. However, on the third Wednesday monthly, the club meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. For information or to RSVP by the prior Tuesday, contact Ellie Pollock at 465-6803.Knights schedule western dinner danceThe Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Country Western Dinner Dance, featuring an encore performance by Country Sunshine Band, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 7525 U.S. 41. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the church office, from the Knights or by calling 489-6221 for tickets/table reservations. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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Elementary school pursues grantDunnellon Elementary School has entered a $200,000 national education contest hoping for a chance at one of the 15 prizes that will be awarded to recognize the best in K-12 innovation. In addition to completing an online application for the third annual Follett Challenge, Dunnellon Elementary also submitted a short video to promote its innovative programs that teach students the 21st century skills they need to be prepared for life. Ten of the prizes, valued at $5,000 each, to be given away are from the Peoples Choice category and will solely be based on how many votes applicants have received for their videos from the public. Video voting is now underway and the public can watch Dunnellon Elementarys video at www.FollettChallenge. com under the View Entries tab. After registering, users can cast one vote per day through April 4, when voting ends.Civic group schedules annual flea marketThe Lake Tropicana Civic Association will host its annual Spring Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, at the Lake Tropicana Clubhouse, 3380 SW 181 Court. Vendor rent is $5 per table, per day inside, and $4 per space, per day outside. For information or to reserve your space, call Karen at 208-5006 or Linda at 465-6322.Womans Club plans fashion showThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will host its fifth annual Fashion Show at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon Fellowship Hall at the corner of Powell Road and Cedar Street. Tickets are $20 each and include lunch. Proceeds benefit local charities. For information regarding tickets, call Carole at 352-270-8485 or Lorraine at 352-746-2957.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. This is a great program with familiar songs from Broadway to television. All sopranos, altos, tenors and basses are encouraged to participate in this communitybased group. Rehearsals are 2:30 p.m. Mondays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, in the Historical District, corner of Ohio and Chestnut streets.Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 7 000HJBA 1298 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy. Unit A (Hwy. 486) Hernando344-8882www.WholesalesleepCenter.com NORMANDY FIRMCHAMPIONS GATE PILLOW TOPTwin Set$439Queen Set$599Full Set$499King Set$799FARMINGTON PLUSHTwin Set$379Queen Set$549Full Set$449King Set$749HANNAH PILLOW TOPTwin Set$299Queen Set$399Full Set$349King Set$599ABBOTTTwin Set$249Queen Set$349Full Set$299King Set$529 SPECIAL SALE SPECIAL SALE SPECIAL SALEWESTDEAN PERFECT ELEMENTTwin Set$459Queen Set$659Full Set$599King Set$899Twin Set$569Queen Set$699Full Set$659King Set$949Twin Set$459Queen Set$599Full Set$559King Set$859 SPECIAL SALE Twin Set$529Queen Set$799Full Set$699King Set$1,059 SPECIAL SALE SPECIAL SALE CENTRAL FALLS CLASSIC SPECIAL SALE SPECIAL SALE OPEN MON.-SAT. 000HO3H EUPHORIASAVE BIG! FACTORY CLOSE OUTS ALWAYS Free Delivery w/purchase of mattress set ALWAYS Free Heavy Duty Bed Frame w/purchase of mattress set ALWAYS Great Customer Service 000HKUM COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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Rainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a high-paced 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. manager at Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park. Now, he finds himself at his third state park during his 10 1/2-year career with the state, replacing Joe Smyth as the top person at Rainbow Springs State Park. The community has a very active volunteer base for the park and is great stewards of our mission, which is to provide a resourcebased recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources, said Smith, who graduated from Florida State College in Jacksonville and is currently attending the University of West Florida with a plan to complete a graduate program there. We have one of the strongest volunteer forces in the park service with the dedication and involvement put forth from these supporters. As for the park, it is a very beautiful with diverse natural resources that I am excited to be a part of protecting to ensure it can be enjoyed by future generations to come. But making the transition to Rainbow Springs from Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park wasnt an easy task; not with his wife, Takiyah, of 15 years having to complete a graduate level clinical rotation, thus requiring the Army veteran to play the role of a single father to their three children, Chariyah, 14; Charles III, 11; and Charleston, 10. The hardest part with this transition was manning my position as a new manager combined with life as a new, temporary single parent, Smith said. However, the children and I managed to adjust and were glad when she finally joined us, and we all survived. Now that his wife has joined the mix in Dunnellon, Smith said his family is adjusting well, especially his children who are enrolled at area schools after being home schooled for the better part of their lives. They have done pretty well with transitioning into the local schools and getting acquainted with their peers and their academics, Smith said. They really enjoyed (home schooling), so that option is not out of the question for them as they still remain true explorers and naturalists at heart. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000HR2L 000HP3W T h e H o m e O u t f i t t e r Gifts & Decor for the Outdoor Enthusias t We carry Licensed Mossy Oak & Realtree camouflage casualwear, swimwear and bedding. Hours: Tues Fri 10am 5:00pm Sat 10am 2pm 11875 Cedar St. (CR 40) Dunnellon, FL Located within the Historic Village Shops of Dunnellon 352-213-4663 www.thehomeoutfitter.com Birds Garden Nature Nautical Fishing Hunting Lodge Man Cave Motorcycle Rustic Western Wilderness Authorized Willow Tree, Big Sky Carver and Wild Wings Dealer. 000HRGV Deadline: Thursday April 10, 2014 Call Michel Northsea (352)489-2731 or fax form to 352-489-6593 or email to: mnorthsea@smcitizen.com Let everyone know about your... 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Kiwanis Club plans 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.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.Police collecting used cell phonesThe Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for victims of Domestic Violence. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violence shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon. signing off on the needed documents to issue payment to the contractor. The roadblocks were really in the soil, we only had so much money to work with, Lane explained. We had to spend more money on getting soil tested, taken out and replaced. Thats just one of the things. It took a lot longer than we planned. Were still having trouble with the retention pond, but Im sure that will be worked out. It was all a moot point Monday as children slowly trickled in for what Lane said is a soft opening of the facility. Lane praised the efforts of the city in helping with the efforts of the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County, crediting former Mayor John Taylor as being instrumental in securing the facility on Bostick Street. It first started with a grant in school, then we were in a church, Lane said. Mayor Taylor got us into the park, and his dream as well as many others, was to construct a new facility right where the old high school was. Nathan Whitt, who is the current mayor of Dunnellon, praised the opening of the new facility. I think its wonderful for our local kids, he said. A lot of them need that and a lot of parents need it too. Its a wonderful facility. Its a vast improvement to what they had had before. As Bobby James always says, a community that cares about their children is a community that will prosper. Im very proud of them for sticking with it for all the toils and snares. It didnt come easy. I couldnt be happier that its finally opening. The Dunnellon branch marks the first new building in more than 10 years for the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County. The last new facility to be constructed was the Ocala branch, which opened in 2000. Oh my gosh, its a dream come true, said Tesha Jackson, branch director in Dunnellon for the past two years. Its great, were so very grateful to many people in the community for making this a reality. Despite the hardships of the past few years, Jackson said seeing the children in the facility Monday morning makes it all worth it. Its great to see them back in here, smiling and laughing, she said, nodding to the game room filled with pool tables, a foosball table, pingpong tables and an air hockey table. In addition to the game room, the spacious facility also boasts a tech lab with computers, an education room and an art room. Just to see the kids have more room to move around, to do more while theyre here. Currently, Jackson said, there are approximately 35 to 40 youths registered as full-time members and as the club continues to move forward, she and other club officials anticipate that number growing. Angela Boone, whose 10-yearold daughter, Victoria, has been attending the club the past four years, was excited to see the new facility open its doors. Ive missed it, she said. I know shes missed it, too. Its been tough without it, because shell sit at home and say shes bored. Here, she has a place she can be entertained, do her homework and spend time with friends. It also allows me the chance, when Im done with work, to run home and get a few things done around the house or run some errands knowing shes in a safe environment where she is having fun. Patricia Martz, 14, raved about the new facility in between games of pool, pingpong and foosball. I think its awesome, said the two-year club member. Im excited its open again, because I missed coming here for the programs and all of my friends. Bette Nagele, who now volunteers after having served as the education director for the Dunnellon branch, said she can now breathe a sigh of relief. Its been a very long time coming, she said. I promised when the doors opened, Id be here to help out because a lot of the staff is brand new. Not only does the facility offer plenty of room for the children to move around, Nagele noted the staff has ample office space and most important, the reception area provides additional safety. Here, kids dont immediately see their parents pull up and take off without signing out, she said. We know who is coming into the building and it allows for added comfort for not only the parents, but the children. Officials with the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County, the County Commissioners, the Dunnellon City Council and other dignitaries will have a ribboncutting ceremony Thursday, April 3, at the new Dunnellon location. For information about hours of operation and costs regarding club membmership fees, call Jackson at 352-426-0861. smell of marijuana, the report stated. Valentine agreed to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed and was charged with driving under the influence. According to the report, during the inventory of the vehicle, law enforcement authorities found a six-pack pack of beer with one empty cold bottle and three cold, full bottles. However, it was during their search of the trunk of the vehicle that authorities found a black duffel bag containing 18 1-gallon bags of a green leafy substance, which field tested positive for marijuana. All told, the report stated, the marijuana had a total weight of 4,444 grams equal to 9 pounds, 12.7 ounces. The street value of the marijuana is estimated to be between $35,000 and $50,000. Officials also found two garbage bags containing trash. In the trash, authorities found three envelopes, tow of which contained Valentines address. According to the report, Valentine agreed to a breath test. He blew a 0.020 percent and a .016 percent. The legal limit in the state is .08 percent. Valentine then agreed to provide a urine sample. Post Miranda, Valentine told authorities he had not drunk alcohol in a long time and just felt like getting buzzed. He also told officials he did not know the marijuana was in the trunk, because the vehicle was a rental car and he did not place the trash in the trunk. No bond was set. Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 9 TRUNK continued from page 1 NEWS NOTES JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsLayne Sanderson, 14, laughs while playing foosball with friends at the Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch. BUSINESS continued from page 1 Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000HP20 Stop By For A Visit & See Why VOTED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 000HJEK Grooming Baths 20491 The Granada Dunnellon 489-0667 489-0667 30 30 YEARS YEARS EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE 000H9XH Hi, This is Dr.Gonzalez and Im excited about returning to Dunnellon!!! We plan on opening our doors on Wednesday, April 2 and are starting to make appointments now. 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10 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 The Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch opened the doors to its new facility Monday, welcoming students who are on Spring Break. Officials with the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County plan to have a ribboncutting ceremony Thursday, April 3. Clockwise from above left: Zakariah Martz, left, and Justin Vaughn play foosball in the facilitys new game room. Aurora and Athena Tarnowski sign in for the first day of Spring Break in the reception area. Aysia Tuggle receives assistance from Betty Mello, a volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club, while making bracelets in the art room. Emily Vaughn watches the cue ball roll past her intended target while playing a game of pool against Patricia Martz. Jahquin Neill returns a volley during a game of pingpong. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland NewsBoys Girls is back

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Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 11 The Greater Dunnellon Historical Society recently wrapped its four-night, two-weekend run of Death Bemoans Her, a murdermystery 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: John Taylor as Lana Law, hugs Debbie Simpkins, who played Captain Cora Agees, after it was revealed she was the killer in the latest murder mystery. Linda Bond, as Rita von Sueman, left, and Maureen Lamb, as Stella Story, pause after shocking information is shared with the audience. Sam Scott, left, and Duke Stoetzer laugh during a question-andanswer session between the cast and audience. Stoetzer and his wife have penned the script for the next murder mystery. Missy King, Belle Rider, shares her background with the crowd. Jan Bergeron, as Penny Holdem, serves dinner to audience members during the intermission of the show.Photos by JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland News

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Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results from March 18: Winners: 1. Billie Barnes, 5,610; 2. Bob Kamps, 5,290; 3. (tie), Shirley Busca and Jim Baker, 4,750. No slams. Results from March 11: Winners: 1. Luise Pellett, 6,260; 2. Bob Kamps, 5,480; 3. Betty Koehler, 5,230. No slams. Results from March 4: Winners: 1. Betsy Davis, 5,440; 2. Bob Kamps, 5,380; 3. Shirley MacDonald, 5,140; 4. Brian Norris, 4,950. No slams. Church schedules gospel concertFirst Baptist Church will host the Mast Brothers in concert at 3 p.m. Saturday 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. Peace Lutheran plans rummage salePeace Lutheran Church will host its annual rummage sale from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26. There will be no early sales. The Peace Lutheran Mens Club will assist with selling food and drinks. Peace Lutheran Church, The Church On The Hill, is at 7201 U.S. 41, 5 miles north of downtown Dunnellon. For information, call the church at 489-5881 or visit www.PeaceLutheran Online.com. Within the confines of our blissful domicile, an ongoing controversy has all but come to an end. I like it when things are solved and I happen to be right. This time I was right. After all, if it is on TV it must be right! Controversies are not really that bad unless somebody is a sore loser. Nobody likes a whiner or a sore loser. Of course, I have come close many times to being a sore loser. Fortunately, I have chosen to be just a loser. It makes for quietness in the home, if you know what I mean. For as long as the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly have been married the one reoccurring controversy is in the state of chocolate in our home. According to one side, chocolate is bad and shall not be brought into this house. The other side, and I am not stating exactly which side I am on, says the chocolate is delightful and wonderful and should be a regular consumption item in the house. No matter how eloquently I presented my case, the house rules were simply this: no chocolate in our mansion. This has caused me a great deal of pain in trying to smuggle in the delicacy without getting caught. Apparently, someone in our house can smell chocolate 13 blocks down the street. I tried some experimental strategy in this area. On my wifes birthday, I would always get her a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and then have 13 candles on it. For several years, all she could focus on were the 13 candles. I love it when a plan comes together. Finally, she caught on and that plan had to be trashed. One of the busiest times around the parsonage is Thanksgiving. All of the family in the area comes in for a delicious dinner as well as several friends who have nowhere else to go. On these occasions, I go out of my way and order a large chocolate cake with chocolate icing with a miniature turkey on the top. Everybody is focused on that miniature turkey. After a few years someone in the house caught on to my plan, kept the turkey, but threw out everything underneath that turkey. As she was doing so, she looked at me with one of those looks. Back to the drawing board again. I did have some reprieve when the grandchildren were visiting. Everybody knows grandchildren love chocolate and need chocolate to boost their energy level. For some reason, Grandma knew exactly when the children had consumed chocolate of any amount. You do not have chocolate, Grandma would scowl at the grandchildren, do you? As all good grandchildren do, they looked at Grandma with chocolate all over their faces and said as cute as possible, Oh, no Grandma. It took a lot of practice for me to get them to that point of thespian excellence. I usually awarded them with another piece of chocolate, of course behind Grandmas back. I cannot tell all of the pain and agony I have gone through in this area of chocolate. Then, some medical research geek solved all of my problems in this area of chocolate. According to some medical research, there is something in dark chocolate that is beneficial to our health. I do not know the details, but that is all I needed to know to bring my case to our home. I knew I had to present this in a manner that would be irresistible to my wife. She is big on healthy eating. Every time we eat there is so much green on my plate that I am not sure if I am eating grass or what! She calls them vegetables; I have other names for them, which cannot be published. I knew I had to make the initial presentation a great presentation. Chocolate just would not do and I needed to come up with some kind of medical name. Then it suddenly struck me. I knew exactly how I could present it. I purchased some special chocolate, dark chocolate that is, to bring home and make the presentation. As soon as I got into the house, the question reverberated throughout the halls. You do not have chocolate, do you? It was the question I was waiting for. I have heard this question for12 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 SAR002554 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 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 000HNL9 MISSIONS CONFERENCE 2014 April 4, 5, and 6 Join us as we find the answers. Friday, 4/4 6:45 pm John Holloway Florida Baptist Convention Saturday, 4/5 Service 6:45 pm with Pete Menendez Marion Baptist Association Sunday 4/6 Service 8:30 am 12:00 pm Great Missionaries to speak 6:00 pm Service Missions Panel Q & A There will be a MISSIONS FAIR each day to celebrate mission opportunities. Friday 3:00 4:30 pm, Saturday 2:00 4:30 pm Sunday 8:30 am 1:00 pm First Baptist Church Dunnellon 20831 Powell Rd, Dunnellon 352-489-2730 000HJC5 D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Communion Worship Service 8:00 AM Praise Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Building the Kingdom in Everything We Do 352-489-4026 www.fumc-dunnellon.org 000HIT1 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 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 Friends Dunnellon Public Libraryof thePresentsSteinshouer Florida History from Palmetto Leaves to The Yearling to The River of Grass.Betty Jean SteinshouerThursday, April 3, 1 pmBetty Jean Steinshouer returns to the library to portray the lives of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Marjory Stoneman Douglas in one program. Dunnellon Public Library Meeting Room 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34431(352) 438-2520 FREEto the public000HN5X 000HEB9 489-2685 Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Services 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Godly Play Healing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith Rainbow River Blue Cove Peace Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Rev. Terry L. McKee, Pastor Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 9:00 A.M Sunday Worship Service 10:00 A.M Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 A.M Wednesday potluck & Bible Study 6:30 PM 000HITE The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com 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 A wonderful chocolate fantasyPRINCIPALS OFFICE Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 14 Red Brick School House reunion JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDue to a production error, the wrong caption ran with a photo in the March 20 edition with the story, Old school history. Susan Williams Hayes, and Vicky Stancil, look over a 1965 yearbook. Four generations of Stancils family have attended school in Dunnellon. CHURCH EVENTS BRIDGE SCORES

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Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 13 Theres dinner, theres tradition and then theres the grog bowl as the 12th annual Dunnellon High School Air Force JROTC Military Ball was March 15 at Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. The event, planned by cadets each year, includes many traditions such as the presentation of the POW/MIA table. Clockwise from above left: Jared Grego, Kyle Stewart, Tiffany Jones and Kinsley Grant bring in the colors to start the 12th annual DHS AFJROTC Military Ball. Beth Acevedo, president of the Mess, calls the military ball to order. Kayla Reed helped Alisha Stamm send Alex Quereux to the grog bowl by creating this ditty about his violation. Alisha Stamm dances at the annual DHS Military Ball. Kyle Stewart is helped with his uniform by Tiffany Jones before they bring in the colors at the military ball.Photos by JULIE MANCINI/ For the Riverland News

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Lutheran church to celebrate LentJoy Evangelical Church will celebrate the Lenten season with themed Wednesday services. On April 2, Jayne Elspermann, principal of West Port High School, will speak about Caring for the Children; and on Wednesday, April 9, the topic will be about Caring for Each Other. Sunday worship services are at 8:15 and 11 a.m. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For information, call the church office at 352-854-4509, ext.221.Church slates Lenten seriesPainting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith is the topic of this years Lenten Series at First Congregational Church, which will be at noon Wednesdays through April 9, in the Enrichment Center at 7171 SW State Road 200. Following the discussion, a light lunch will be served.Church schedules concert seriesDunnellon Presbyterian Church will host its annual concert series on the following days. Concerts are free and open to the public. All love offerings received are gifted to the performers. Dunnellon Presbyterian Church is at 20641 Chestnut St. 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27 The Central Florida Master Choir will present its spring concert, Bernstein, Beatles and Beyond, under the direction of Dr. Hal McSwain, accompanied by GayLyn Capitano, with guest harpist Victoria Lynn Schultz. 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25 Pianist/vocalist Renee Deuvall will present Music For the Ages, highlighting works from classical composers as well as the introduction of 3 new arrangements of Russian poetry set to music.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 am. Spanish Mass, noon. Fish Fry will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays during Lent. as long as we have been married. I never knew quite how to deal with that question, until now. No, my dear, I said parsing my words very carefully, this is Medical Chocolate. I presented it to her with the biggest smile I could slap on my face. Before she could respond to that presentation, I began explaining to her all of the medical and health benefits to chocolate. I quoted the doctor who claimed chocolate had some mysterious and wonderful medicinal properties unnoticed before now. It is hard to argue with a doctor even one on TV. Before she could respond, I presented her with a piece of this ravishingly delicious dark chocolate. I was rather proud of myself and I was reminded of what old King Solomon said in the Old Testament. Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? (Ecclesiastes 8:4). Not every word is good and trustworthy; but every word of God can be trusted and has the power to lift me up into the heavens and delightful worship and praise.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.14 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 000HL0F 000HBD7 riverlandnews.com CHURCH EVENTS PASTOR continued from page 12 Public service employees recognized Special to the Riverland NewsAmerican Legion Post No. 58 recognized and honored public service employees Saturday night at its annual Law & Order Awards ceremony. The honorees, from left, are: Christopher Jenner, Dunnellon Fire Rescue; Adam Robinson, Dunnellon Police Department; Ken McCann, Marion County Fire Rescue; Todd Abare, Florida Highway Patrol; and John Lightle, Marion County Sheriffs Office. After the last presentation to McCann, Post No. 58 made a special presentation to Stu Weisbaum, right, in recognition of his lifelong service as a policeman, fireman, 911 responder and service officer of Post No. 58. Stormwater education grants available Public and private educators wishing to teach their students about stormwater quality topics may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through April 4, educators serving students who live in unincorporated Marion County may receive funds under the 2013-2014 Stormwater Education Grants Program. Grantees may receive up to $750 to use for stormwater/water resource education and up to $1,000 to purchase equipment related to these projects. Interested applicants may visit www.marioncountyfl.org/stormwater.htm to download grant application instructions and forms. The Office of the County Engineer launched the Stormwater Education Grants Program in 2010 to help students who live in unincorporated Marion County learn about storm-water 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. Special to the Riverland News Applications of interest are now being accepted for the new Pre-K/VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) program operated by the Title I office of Marion County Public Schools for Dunnellon, Harbour-View, Maplewood and Ocala Springs Elementary Schools. This full-day program takes place during the normal 2014-15 school year and is not related to summertime VPK programs. To be eligible, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 and live within the attendance zone of their participating school. Applications are available at participating schools, the Title One office at 306 NW 7th Ave. in Ocala, and the Federal Grants and Programs home page. This program is widely popular but has limited seating. Admission is based on a random selection of applications submitted or postmarked by the 5 p.m. March 31 deadline. Parents or guardians of students accepted into the regular schoolyear program will be notified via telephone call starting April 3. Those not selected will be placed on a waiting list in random order and notified in a letter from the Title One office. Title One Pre-K / VPK applications may be returned four ways: In person at the Title One office at 306 NW 7th Ave. in Ocala; mailed to the Title One office at 306 NW 7th Ave, Ocala, FL, 34475; faxed to the Title One office at 352.620.7604; or completed online. For information, call 352-671-4171 or visit the Title One departments online page. Parents apply now for new Pre-K sites 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.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 Churches seek quilting materialsQuilting 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 352-5284080, or Riverland Baptist Church at 489-6171.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. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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Place steaks on heated grill and grill to desired done ness. (For a medium-rare steak, grill approximately 8 minutes on first side and 6 to 7 minutes on second side.) Remove steaks from grill and garnish with grilled tri-colored sweet baby peppers.Ancho Chile Rub Makes: 4 tablespoons 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoons sea salt 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder 1 teaspoon brown sugar Combine all ingredients and mix well.Grilled T-Bones with Tabasco and Roquefort Cheese ButterPrep time: 15 minutes, plus 4 hours refrigerator time Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 4 hours and 30 minutes Serves: 4 4 Omaha Steaks T-bones Omaha Steaks All Natural Steak Seasoning, or salt and pepper, to taste 4 slices (1 1/2-inch coins) Tabasco and Roquefort Cheese Butter (see recipe below) 2 tablespoons minced chives Thaw steaks over night in refrigerator or quick thaw by placing sealed steaks in sink with water for approxi mately one hour. Preheat grill to medium. Season both sides of steaks with seasoning, or salt and pepper. Grill steaks to desired done ness. (For medium-rare steak, grill approxi mately 8 minutes on first side and 6 to 7 minutes on second side.) Just before removing steaks from grill, place butter slice on each steak. The idea is to have butter half melted on top as you are serving steaks. Garnish each steak with sprinkle of minced chives.Tabasco and Roquefort Cheese Butter4 ounces unsalted butter, softened 4 ounces Roquefort blue cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons Tabasco sauce 1/4 cup fresh chives, minced 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced 1 roasted red pepper, peeled, seeded and diced 1 teaspoon kosher salt Whip butter slightly in mixer. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Transfer mixture to sheet of parchment paper. Roll into tube (approximately 1 1/2-inch diameter) and twist paper at the ends. Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours. When ready to serve, slice into coins as needed. Unused butter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.Roasted Pepper Pesto Rubbed Grilled T-BonesPrep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 45 minutes Serves: 4 4 Omaha Steaks T-bone steaks 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup Omaha Steaks Private Reserve Seasoning, or salt and pepper 1 recipe Roasted Pepper Pesto (see recipe below) 4 fresh basil sprigs Preheat grill to medium. Brush steaks with olive oil and season with season ing, or salt and pepper. Brush both sides of steaks with Roasted Pepper Pesto. Place steaks on grill and cook to desired doneness. (For a mediumrare steak about 8 minutes on first side and 6 to 7 minutes on second side.) When steaks are finished, brush both sides one final time with pesto. Serve steaks with dollop of unused pesto in center of each and garnish with fresh basil sprig.Roasted Pepper PestoMakes: approximately 2 cups 1 cup roasted red peppers, peeled, seeded and chopped 1/4cup garlic cloves, peeled 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup olive oil Combine all ingredients except olive oil in food processor or blender, and puree until smooth. Next, add oil slowly in food processor until com pletely combined. FAMILY FEATURES Quite possibly the ultimate steak, the T-bone embodies the rich blend of varied beef flavors that steak lovers crave, from tender and mild to bold and beefy. On one side of the T-bone is the filet mignon. French for dainty fillet, the filet mignon is considered the most tender cut, with a mild beef flavor. On the other side of the T-bone is the strip loin or New York strip, a firm, robust steak that is naturally marbled and offers a bold taste. The bone itself also provides additional flavor in the cooking process. With this pairing of tastes, it is no surprise that the T-bone is considered to be the best of both worlds by steak connoisseurs. For more steak recipes, visit www.OmahaSteaks.com. Thick Steak, Bone-in Steak and Chop Cooking ChartCooking times are in minutes and based on fully-thawed steaks. Gas grill: Preheat grill to high, reduce to medium heat prior to cooking. Charcoal grill: Sear over red hot coals, finish over indirect heat. Ten Tips for Perfect Grilling 1.Clean and preheat your grill on high. 2.Lightly oil everything before you put it on the grill. This helps the searing process and prevents sticking. 3.Season your food before grilling. 4.Sear the outside of steaks when grilling. This really helps with the flavor and juiciness. 5.Use tongs or a spatula to turn your meat on the grill. Using a fork can damage the meat. 6.Cover your grill as much as possible during the grilling process. This helps to lock in the grilled flavor and will help prevent flare-ups. 7.Keep a spray bottle with water handy to douse any unexpected flare-ups. 8.Use the 60/40 grilling method. Grill for 60 percent of the time on the first side, then grill 40 percent of the time after you turn over the food. This will give you an evenly cooked product. 9.Place your cooked product on a clean plate. Never place cooked product on the plate you used to transport the raw product to the grill without thoroughly washing it first. 10.Allow your foods to rest for 5 minutes between cooking and eating. This will help them retain moisture when you cut into them. Rare 120 to 130F Medium Rare 130 to 140F Medium 140 to 150F Well Done 160 to 170F THICKNESS First Side After Turning First Side After Turning First Side After Turning First Side After Turning 1" 6 3 6 4 7 5 9 7 1 1/4" 6 4 7 5 8 6 10 8 1 1/2" 7 5 8 6 9 7 12 91 1 3/4" 9 6 11 8 12 9 14 12 2" 11 7 13 9 14 1112 18 14 2 1/4" 13 8 14 10 16 12 19 16 2 1/2" 14 10 16 12 17 14 20 21 NEWS NOTES Solution to puzzle on Page 8 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.Nonprofit group plans yard saleChristian In Action (CIA) will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26, at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. For information, call Geri Davis 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660.AARP Driver Safety Classes 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. There will also be an AARP Driver Safety Program at 1 p.m. May 8 and 9 at the Dunnellon Sheriffs Office substation on U.S. 41. Payment for the class is due the first day. For information or to register, call 465 6359.

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OCALA Will Thomas paced the Dunnellon High School boys track team Thursday at the MCIAC Track & Field Championships at Forest High School. Thomas was the lone Tiger on either the boys or girls side to claim all-county honors in multiple events, placing fifth in the discus with a throw of 114 feet, 1 inch. In the shot put competition, the junior standout finished seventh with a toss of 40 feet. Teammate Keiwan Jones was the highest individual placer for Dunnellon, capturing runner-up honors in the shot put with a mark of 43 feet, 1 inch. North Marions Demonte Jackson took the title with a throw of 43 feet, 9 inches. Other Dunnellon competitors in the shot put included: Nick Weissman (13th, 35-7) and Javonte Johnson (18th, 34-6). Jones finished ninth in the discus with toss of 104 feet, 9 1/2 inches. Also competing for Dunnellon in the discus was Johnson (18th, 79-7) and Zihad Hijurant (20th, 71-6). Also on the boys side, Kevin Hanson finished eighth in the 400meter run with with a time of 54.85 to earn all-county honors. Teammates Leo Munford was 13th, turning in a time of 56.52. Kyle Blakenburg earned all-county honors by placing eighth in the boys 800-meter run with a time of 2:13.51. Lake Weirs Josh Rodrigeuz won with a time of 2:03.09. Hanson also competed RIVERLANDSPORTS 16 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 DHS baseball snaps losing streak After dropping five straight games, the Dunnellon High School baseball team snapped its losing streak and has now posted victories in two of its past three games. On Monday, the Tigers (5-8) throttled Lake Weir, 14-4, at Mike Payne Field. Dunnellon jumped out to a 6-0 firstinning lead and never looked back in the mercy-run rule victory. Zach West keyed the Tigers offense, going 3for-3, including a tworun, two-out single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first. Joey Polizzi added two hits for Dunnellon. Roberto Webb got the start on the mound, as Garrett Kudlack finished the Hurricanes off, throwing 2 2/3 innings of relief, not allowing a run for Dunnellon. On Friday, two days after putting an end to its midseason swoon, the Tigers couldnt keep the momentum alive, falling to Crystal River, 9-2, at Mike Payne Field. On March 19, Dunnellon toppled Belleview, 6-5, as Justin Hamm picked up the win for the Tigers to snap their five-game slide. Hamm pitched an effective 4 2/3 innings of relief for Dunnellon, limiting the Rattlers to one run and one hit in his outing. He Registrations open for hoops leagueRegistration for the Junior Tiger Basketball League will be accepted now through Saturday, April 5, for youths, ages 6 to 14, interested in playing. The season runs Saturday, April 5, through Saturday, May 3, at the Dunnellon High School gymnasium. Cost is $25 per player. For information, email jrtigers league@gmail.com or antonio.maldonado@ marion.k12.fl.us.Jail Break 5K run/walk slatedThe 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.Memorial golf tourney scheduled May 3The 10th annual Phil Nichols Memorial Golf Tournament will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Juliet Falls Golf & Country Club. Entry fee is $300 for a fourperson team, or $75 per individual. For a four-person team and a hole sponsorship, the fee is $325; and the cost for a hole sponsorship is $50. Space is limited to the first 120 golfers or 30 teams. All money and hole sponsorships are due by Monday, April 28. All proceeds benefit the DHS football program. For information, contact Deana Miley at 465-6745, email deana. miley@marion.k12.fl.u s, or mail at P.O. 264, Dunnellon, FL 34430. SPORTS BRIEFS Tigers have won two of last three contests Lady Tigers softball held in check, drop two straight After reeling off two straight victories in which the Dunnellon High Softball team scored a combined 34 runs, the Lady Tigers couldnt hold onto an early lead against Lake Weir on March 19 and werent able to shake a slow start in a 7-6 eightinning setback last Friday against Crystal River. Against the Lady Pirates, Dunnellon fell behind 6-0 early, but rallied in the sixth and seventh innings to force an extra frame. In the sixth inning, the Lady Tigers took advantage of two errors, mixed with RBI singles from Kelly Howard and Jody Weber to cut the deficit to 6-2. Then in the seventh, Courtney Heinritz and Kasey Bernstein singled to lead off the inning, with Heinritz scoring on an error and leaving two runners aboard. Both came home on Ele Goodloes hit to left field, and Goodloe scored when the ball got past the outfielder to knot it at 6-all. However, Dunnellon (9-7 overall, 3-3 District 5A-6) couldnt overcome the heroics of Alexa Mack, whose fourth hit of the game, plated Emily Doughman who led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a double. Though both teams are District 5A-6 rivals, their contest Friday did not count in the district standings as the squads were playing in Crystal Rivers first-ever game to benefit Autism Awareness. The Lady Pirates have beaten the Lady Tigers in two of three meetings this season, and will likely meet again in the district tournament with a berth for a state playoff Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Highs Tyra Thomas, foreground, runs the second leg of the 4x100 relay for the Lady Tigers on Thursday at the MCIAC Track & Field Championships. Dunnellons relay team took fourth place, finishing with a time of 55.24. Dunnellon track standouts gearing up for district meet Keiwan Jones prepares to unleash a throw in the shot put. Jones was the highest individual placer for Dunnellon, capturing runner-up honors in the shot put with a mark of 43 feet, 1 inch. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon catcher Izzy Pierro frames a pitch for the umpire in the Lady Tigers Friday contest at Crystal River. Dunnellon lost, 7-6, in eight innings. Dunnellon returns to action April 2 at Belleview JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SOFTBALL page 18 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SPRINT page 19 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon pitcher Roberto Webb delivers a firstinning pitch Monday to a Lake Weir batter. The Tigers waxed the Canes, 14-4. Tutoring available for each student Dunnellon Middle School will resume normally scheduled hours Monday as we welcome students and staff back from Spring Break. Third quarter report cards will be sent home with students Friday. Parents, we ask that you please take a moment to review your childs report card. As parents, we need to make the report card a positive experience. Even if the report card is less than we know our child is capable of, we can find something positive to praise them about and then focus on how to improve academic performance in the future. If there is an area of concern, contact your childs teacher or the guidance office to arrange a parent/teacher conference. We would like to remind our parents, students must pass three classes of math, three classes of science, language arts and social studies to be eligible to move onto high school. Weekly, we have repeated how DMS offers free tutoring. This opportunity is offered to all DMS students who wish to have additional help with their core subjects. The schools status as a Title 1 school has provided the funds to bring this educational assist to all our DMS 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 inPRINCIPALS OFFICE Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal See TUTORING page 18 Will Thomas See BASEBALL page 18 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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their core subjects. For a parent consent form, call 465-6720. The DMS Advanced Band will perform Thursday, April 3, at the Optimist Club Band Festival at Marion Technical Institute (MTI). Students will leave campus at 5 p.m. to perform at the 6:30 p.m. festival. The Advanced Band will return to campus by approximately 9 p.m. We wish the following young musicians and band director, Anthony Soldano, good luck and most of all to have fun: Jamil Bess, Ethan Burns, Eduardo Escalante, Yoander Ferrer, Kayla Gandy, Jacob Harris, Tyler Hart, Joshua Kerrick, Jacob LeBlanc, Allan Maxwell, Kayla McClure, David McDearmid, Emily Newsom, Heather Noll, Nisa Nombrano, Kyrstin Nottke, Rebecca Ray, Heavenleigh Rice, Carl Smith, Kayla Starks, Paul Strong, Madeline Thompson, Hailey Weatherford, Samantha White and Kaylee Wyckoff. Members of the Brain Bowl Team will once again pit their skills against their fellow Marion County middle school peers Saturday, April 5, at the Spring Brain Bowl Competition at Vanguard High School. Students will report to Vanguard High School at 8:45 a.m. The competition will run until approximately 12:30 p.m. We wish our Brain Bowl Team and their DMS sponsor, Stephen Williams, the best of luck: Maggie Barde, Nathaniel CarrollDouglas, Yoander Ferrer, Jacob Harris, Darby Langworthy, Toni Morgan, Amber OConnell, Amber VonSeggern, Trevor Von Seggern and Emily Weaver. FCAT testing is scheduled from Monday, April 14, through Friday, May 2. We invite our parents to visit the FCAT Explorer website with your student. This is a great opportunity to Be There with your child and have fun together. 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 we, as parents, can demonstrate to our children the love of learning every day. Students are encouraged to visit the FCAT Explorer website at: www.fcatexplorer.com 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. Is your sixth-grader ready to enter seventh grade? If so, beat the back to school rush. All students entering seventh grade must have the following shots: Tdap diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (whooping cough) booster shot as required by the state prior to attending seventh grade. The Marion County Health Department will offer these shots, for free, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, on the DMS Campus in Building No. 10 to provide FREE immunizations. Students taking advantage of this free health shot update must be accompanied by a parent/guardian with photo identification. If you have any questions regarding your childs health record, call Carol Bartolet, R.N., the school nurse, at 465-6795.Box Tops for EducationThank you for your generosity and support, we have reached the goal of $500, but will continue to send in box tops and surpass the goal. Please 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. appearance at stake. Fridays loss was very disappointing, they just out hit us, Weber said. Its really important that we finish out strong. I really think that we can go beyond districts and do well. We just have to start off strong and not wait until the last inning to hit. On March 19, at home against Lake Weir, Dunnellon staked itself to a 4-0 first-inning lead but couldnt make it hold as the Lady Hurricanes rallied for the 8-6 victory. Lake Weir rallied for a run in the second and third inning to trim its deficit to 4-2 before exploding for four runs in the fifth inning and two more in the seventh. The Lady Tigers comeback bid was thwarted in the seventh despite plating two runs. Goodloe and Heinritz paced Dunnellon, as both went 2-for-4 from the plate. Sophomore Cassandra Chestnut had two RBIs for the Lady Tigers while Howard drove in one run. Dunnellon has three regular-season games remaining. It will play at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Belleview; at 6 p.m. Friday, April 4, at home against Citrus; and at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Vanguard. Its extremely important to finish the season strong because we have to be on our A game for districts if we want to be successful, Heinritz said. 18 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 000HP8A 352.237.5033 www.tikiislandyogurt.com Next to IHOP, before 200 & 484 Intersection 11100 SW 93rd Court Road, Unit 2, Ocala Endless Toppings Endless Toppings Endless Toppings BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE Expires 4/30/14 000HJO5 Member A.I.P.B. & N.A.T.P. Florida Notary Public Payroll Service David J. Ratchford Bookkeeping & Tax Service 1400 SW Valencia Heights Ave. Dunnellon, FL 34431-2025 Phone / Fax: 352-465-0814 Cell Phone: 352-220-7585 Personal Small Business Corporate E-mail: beancount29@bellsouth.net 000HJET Als TV Antenna & Satellite 11928 N. 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The Tigers had fallen behind 3-0 after the first inning, but rallied in the to take a 4-3 lead only to see Belleview tie the game at 4-all. Dunnellon added runs in the sixth and seventh innings to take a 6-4 lead, allowing Belleview one in the final inning, before closing the door. Kane Parks pave the way for the Tigers, driving in two runs. Bo Dewitz was 3-for-3 from the plate, while Zach West and Lyle Savage had two hits apiece for Dunnellon. Dunnellon played Tuesday night at Lake Weir to wrap up the teams home-and-home series. Results were not available at press time. The Tigers will return to the field at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, against Belleview at Mike Payne Field. Dunnellon will also play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Citrus High School. BAS EBALLcontinued from page 16 TUTORINGcontinued from page 16

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in the 800, finishing 20th with a time of 2:54.37. In the 1,600-meter run, Blakenburg was 11th with a time of 5:11.04. The Tigers 4x100meter relay team of Quashaud Smith, LaDarrius Thomas, Kane Parks and William Burgess placed fifth with a time of 45.86 seconds to earn all-county honors. Lake Weir won the race, finishing in 43.96 seconds. In the 100-meter, Smith was ninth with a time of 11.69 seconds. Parks finished 14th (11.94), Burgess was 16th (11.98) and LD Thomas came in 17th (12.05). In the 200-meter, Jake Callaghan was 14th with a time of 26.06. In the long jump, Thomas was 12th with a leap of 18 feet, 8 inches and Burgess was 15th with a mark of 17-11.5. In the triple jump, Dunnellons Hunter Day was 12th with a leap of 33 feet, 9 1/2 inches. On the girls side, Tyra Thomas finished seventh in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 19.04 to earn all-county accolades. Richanda Pierre of West Port won the title with a time of 16.65. Thomas also helped guide the Lady Tigers 4x100 relay team of Breanna Mangus, Angelica Taylor and Brianna Florvilus to fourth place, finishing with a time of 55.24. Lake Weirs squad won the event with a time of 49.90. Florvilus finished ninth in the girls 100meter dash, narrowly missing all-county honors. She finished with a time of 13.77 seconds. Thomas finished 11th in the event, recording a time of 13.92 seconds while Mangus was 14th, finishing with a time of 14.10. Lady Tiger Ariel Benjamin was ninth in the 200-meter finals, also being edged out for allcounty honors. Benjamin finished with a time of 29.92. Florvilus was 15th with time of 31.57. Kia Robinson placed 15th in the 400-meter with a time of 1:10.12. In the girls discus, Sierra Oliver finished 12th with a throw of 59 feet, 7 inches. Also competing for the Lady Tigers was: Jessica Morgan (18th, 50-4), Olivia Pryor (19th, 50-3) and Tanirelis Fernandez (20th, 49-5). In the long jump, Florvilus finished 13th with a leap of 13 feet, 4 inches. McKenzie Ingram was 20th with a mark of 10 feet, 1 inch. In the shot put, Oliver was ninth with a toss of 26 feet, 8 1/2 inches. Also competing for the Lady Tigers was: Haley Below (17th, 23-7.5), Becca Frechette (19th, 23-7) and Fernandez (21st, 22-3). Overall, the boys and girls teams finished seventh. Ocala Vanguard won both the boys and girls team titles. Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 19 Expires 4/30/14. In-County Only Name _____________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________ State __________ Zip __________ Phone ________________ Email __________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill Me Sign up online Promo Code: CRAZY Clip, complete and mail to: No Foolin Crazy Deal $ 12 00 $ 12 00 for 6 Months Go CrAzY with the best of local news, events, savings and more! 000HJTC 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 Call 352-489-2731 www.riverlandnews.com Electric Beach Salon Electric Beach Salon ( 352 ) 465-6505 19140 E. Pennsylvania Avenue (AKA Hwy. 484) Dunnellon For appointment call MM26514 000HJEN Stop in and experience our hidden treasure over the Rainbow River on Pennsylvania Ave./Rt. 484 ALL our services are performed in a professional, friendly and clean environment. We are a full-service salon that is second to none in customer satisfaction! ~HAIR~ Everything from up-to-date cuts, colors, perms and hair extensions. ~INFRARED BODY WRAPS~ Lose weight and inches Great results instantly! ~NAILS~ All aspects of Nail Care... manicures, pedicures, shellac ~TANNING~ We offer lay-down and stand-up beds All new tanning lamps ~SPRAY TANS~ ALL Natural Look Great for sensitive skin ~FACIALS~ ~NOVA EYE LASHES~ Hairdresser Needed With or without following WE PAY TOP COMMISSION Buy one Get one FREE WAX Book Early For Prom Book Early For Prom NAILS & UP-DO $ 50 00 1 MONTH TAN $ 25 00 NATURE COAST CLINICAL RESEARCH Crystal River (352) 563-1865000HMQT PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH STUDYNot menstruating and not pregnant Should I be concerned?To qualify, you must be: Female between the ages of 18 and 40 Premenopausal with an intact uterus In generally good health Willing to participate in a clinical trial If you qualify, you will receive at no charge: Investigational study medication Study-related medical exams Laboratory servicesIf you would like to know more about setting up an appointment for pre-screening, please contact: To learn more about The SPRY Trial, please visit www.SpryTrial.comSPRY-0002V.A1 10/13 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsABOVE: Quashaud Smith, left, slows down as William Burg ess, right, looks to gain ground on the field during the 4x100 boys relay. The Tigers foursome placed fifth at the MCIAC Championships. BELOW: McKenzie Ingram competes in the long jump for the Lad y Tigers. SPRINTcontinued from page 16

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20 Riverland News, Thursday, March 27, 2014 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: Shelby Scherer steps on home plate as she avoids the tag from Inverness pitcher as teammate Hailey Roy watches the play unfold. Team Unitys Katie Shelton throws the ball back into the infield after making a play in left field. Catcher Cameron Darnell from Team Unity blocks the plate as she applies the tag to a base runner from the Ocala Storm as teammates Desiree Pullham and the umpire look on. Team Unity first baseman Kalei Collins waits for the ball as she makes an assist for an out during her teams game against the Ocala Storm. Ace Hardware pitcher Hailey Roy winds up as she pitches against Inverness in a nonleague contest.Photos by JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland News

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: A Branch At A Time Tree Service located at 4851 S.W. 178th Terr., Dunnellon, FL 34432, 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 Dunnellon, FL, this 18 day of March, 2014. /s/ Joshua L. St. Cyr Owner Publish: March 27, 2014. 494-0327 RIV 4/2 BrdOfDir. PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating the Board of Directors bimonthly meeting on Wednesday, April 2, 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 27, 2014. 495-0327 RIV 4/10 & 4/14 sales PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: D & D TOWING OF OCALA gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 4125 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34479-2427, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statues. D & D TOWING OF OCALA reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. Sale date: 10 APR 2014 @ 9 AM 1997 MERC VIN # 4M2DU55P9VUJ14713 Sale date: 14 APR 2014 @ 9 AM 2001 HYUN VIN # KMHJG35F01U223322 March 27, 2014. 496-0327 RIV 4/11 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 04/11/2014 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. 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If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice. The application, filed under application number PZ1314-32, submitted by Greater Dimensions Christian Assembly, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall. For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105. The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500. March 27, 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. 497-0403 RIV Usher, James Stanley 2013-CP-1534 (F) Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA File # 2013-CP-1534 (F) PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: THE ESTATE OF Usher, James Stanley, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS of Summary Administration An order of summary administration in the estate of James Stanley Usher deceased, File Number 2013-CP-1534 (F), is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030 Ocala, FL 34478 Attn: Probate. The total value of the estate is $30,500. The names and addresses of the individuals to whom the estate has been assigned, and the estates attorney are set forth below. 498-0403 RIV Catlin, Anthony B. Notice to Cred. (ancillary summ. admin.) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014-CP-381 IN RE: ESTATE OF ANTHONY B. CATLIN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Ancillary Summary Administration, Testate Nonresident) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Ancillary Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of ANTHONY B. CATLIN, deceased, File Number 2014-CP-381, by the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030; that the decedents date of death was June 9, 2012; that the total value of the ancillary estate is approximately $3,500, and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: ANTHONY B. CATLIN REVOCABLE TRUST OF 2002 Dated October 23, 2002 As Amended and Restated December 27, 2011 c/o FRANK J. FRISOLI, Trustee 797 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141 All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent 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 27, 2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/ FRANK J. FRISOLI 797 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/Joel O. Parker, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0070201 BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 March 27 & April 3, 2014. 499-0403 RIV Keresturi, Thomas 2014CP343 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014CP343 IN RE: ESTATE OF THOMAS KERESTURI Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THOMAS KERESTURI, deceased, whose date of death was December 31, 2013, File Number 2014CP343, 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 27, 2014. The fiduciary lawyer-client privilege in s.90.5021 applies with respect to the Personal Representative and any attorney employed by the Personal Representative. Personal Representative: /s/ DIANE LYNN KERESTURI 6433 S.W. 108th Street, 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 27 and April 3, 2014. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including un-matured, contingent or un-liquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is March 27, 2014. Individual to whom the estate has been assigned by the order of summary administration: Jessica P. Usher C/O John N. Usher, Esq. 3019 SW 27th Ave. Suite 102, Ocala, Florida 34471 Attorney for estate: /s/ John N. Usher FL Bar No.: 57745 3019 SW 27th Ave. Suite 102, Ocala, Florida, 34471 352-509-5678 john@usherlawfirm.com March 27 and April 3, 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. 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 Rainbow Springs Country ClubSunday 30 Mar 1-4 19477 SW 84th Pl. Pristene Fox Trace. Breathtaking views -10th fairway from large Florida Room. Edgewater Realty Kathy 352 484 8043 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 NURSING CAREERSbegin here -Get trained in months, not years. Small classes, no waiting list. Financial aid for qualified students. Apply now at Centura Institute Orlando (888)220-3219 CDL-ATeam Owner Operators: $2,500 Lease Incentive! Team Dedicated Routes. Great Revenue & Regular Weekly Home Time! 888-486-5946 NFI Industries nfip artners.com DRIVERSDriverTrainees Needed NOW! Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training (1-877)214-3624 Now Hiring: OTR CDLA DriversNew Pay Package and $1500 Sign -On Bonus! Mostly 5-10 days out. Full benefits, achievable bonuses. Call for details 1-888-978-3791 or www .heyl.net OTR Drivers Wanted Food grade tankers, Class-ACDL /tankerendorsement, Prefer2 yrs experience, Mileage & Drop Pay, Vacation, Health, Dental & 401k. Forinformation call 800-569-6816 orgo to our website www .otter ytran spor tation.com DRIVERS:Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check.1-888-880-5916 AIRLINE CAREERSbegin here -Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 877-741-9260 www .fixjet s.com ABSOLUTE AUCTION 2 log cabins, farmhouse, cottage, 20+/ -acres in Alabama overlooking Tennessee River, between Huntsville and Chattanooga, vacation rental history, April 1, 1:00 pm. Details Gtauctions.com, 1.205.326.0833, Granger, Thagard & Assoc. Inc., Jack F Granger, #873. DUDLEYS AUCTION *5 AUCTIONS 3-27 Estate Adventure 3pm outside treasures, 6:00pm 95 GMC 24Box truck Cat Diesel, Feather machine, Estate Furniture, 3-28 REAL ESTATE **THREE HOMES** Two in Beverly Hills 11 a 6 N Tyler St Beverly Hills 1:00pm 35 S Harrison St. Beverly Hills 3:30pm 942 E Fernwood Place Inverness 3-29 REAL ESTATE & CONTENTS **MARION OAKS ** Auction: 9 Real Estate: 10am 4231 SW 148th St Ocala 34473 2/2 starter Crnr lot CONTENTS: Antiques, household, great furniture, garage. ********************** call for info 637-9588 dudleysauction .com 4000 S Florida Ave (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10% bp cash/ck. Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 ONLINE ONLY AUCTION Buses, Tractor & Equipment & More for Sale! Ends April 3rd @ 7PM. Gulf Bay Auctions: 251-600-9595 or Visit GulfBayAuctions.com, AU3301 For SPL Internal Use Method of Payment Comments: Satellite Prolink. BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 You Had AStroke and now you have shoulder pain. We may have an option for you: Learn more about a clinical study to evaluate a potential treatment at: www.painafterstroke.co m Call 1-800-269-0720. BRING YOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent incl. grass cutting and your water 1 bedroom, 1 bath @$425 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 800-747-4283 For Details! INVERNESS, N. Leisure Point 3BR/2BA Mobile Home1248 sqft, Nice .40 Acre Lot Lease or Cash Call For Details 877-519-0180 DUNNELLONRoom For Rent Fully Furnished $100. week (352) 322-9141 Blue Ridge Mountain Log Cabin Sale! Only $84,900. New 1200sf ready to finish log cabin on 1+ acres with spectacular views and private access to US National Forest. Excellent financing. Call now 1-866-952-5303, Ext 201 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 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 888-260-0905 Ext. 17. Rainbow Springs Country ClubSun 30 Mar 1-4 19477 SW 84th Pl. Pristene Fox Trace. Breathtaking views-10th fairway from large Florida Room. Edgewater Realty-Kathy 352 484 8043 Sale or Lease,Option to Buy. 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Shop. Also 2 Bedroom Unfinished. $65,000. 352-486-4731 LAKE ROUSSEAU Fishing-Nature Lovers 2/1BA, Two Lots, Pool Boatslips, Shop, $169K contract considered 5311 W Riverbend Rd (815) 980-8642 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE B UY ALL A UT OS with or without titles ANY CONDITION Cindy (813) 505-6939 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model 813-335-3794 813-458-0584 Call AJ 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 Comfort Works, Inc. Air Conditioning and Heating Service, Res/ Com (352) 400 -8361 Lic# CAC1817447 Kats Kritter Kare & Kastle Kleaner, Pet Sitting & House Cleaning (352) 270-4672 Re-Roof -Commercial -Residential FREE ESTIMATES. Ask about available LIFETIME WARRANTY. Insurance Assistance. www.roofsystemsunlimited.net 1-877-901-ROOF Arbor Reds Tree Care 24 Hr. Emergeny Serv. Lic/Ins. Free Estimates All Major Credit Cards 352-583-3141/206-1153 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403

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