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Thursday, April 10, 2014 Vol 32 No. 23 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Sheriff searching for missing planeThe Marion County Sheriffs Office, at press time, was currently investigating a missing persons report of a pilot who was last seen leaving from the Dunnellon airport. The airport manager reported that the pilot, Theodore Weiss, departed Saturday and never arrived at his destination in Zephyrhills. The plane is described as a white experimental type, 2 seat, low wing aircraft with a green stripe and N229P on the tail section. The Marion County Sheriffs Office, Citrus County Sheriffs Office, Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Air Force have joined forces in the search for this missing plane.Dunnellon man dies in crashA 40-year-old Dunnellon man was killed in one-vehicle crash on U.S. 301 near Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County on Monday morning. According to a preliminary report from the Florida Highway Patrol, Michael Richard Nadeau was driving his Chevy Suburban northbound on the I-75 access road from U.S. 301 in the inside. According to the report, for unknown reasons Nadeau reportedly failed to maintain control of the vehicle and traveled onto the left shoulder of the roadway and into the grass median that divides I-75 and the access road. Nadeaus vehicle then continued forward and collided with a concrete pillar supporting the State Road 618 overpass. Nadeau suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. He was not wearing his seat belt. The crash remains under investigation.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.For information, call 489-8021. Esch nixes long-standing city policy Eddie Esch has lowered the boom on Boomtown Days Dunnellon. The interim city manager has told Viola Soffe, the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce president, the Chamber would need to furnish its own barricades and that the city will no longer do so, either as a courtesy or as in recent years, on a rental basis. Esch informed organizers of the annual festival at the March 26 special events planning meeting. Barricades are just an ongoing freaking problem, Esch told the Riverland News for his decision. They dont man them like theyre supposed to, they end up getting broken and then the police department is raising hell with us. We put them out and pick them up, and every freaking time its a problem. Esch said the Chamber and other event organizers did pay for them, but said Eddie Esch Manager tells Chamber, other groups city will no longer provide barricades or rent them out JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See POLICY page 3 Softball player hopes to deliver for Special Olympics JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsEmily Bowne, 14, has helped spearhead the effort to launch, Stepping Up to the Plate for Special Olympics, a fast-pitch softball tournament geared toward raising money for Special Olympics Florida. The inaugural event begins at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the Dunnellon Little League complex. Emily Bowne knows plenty about not only raising awareness for great causes, but the West Port freshman knows just as much about raising funds for organizations to continue to spread the word. As a 6-year-old at Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary, Bowne launched the initiative Read For Life, pairing her love of reading for her even greater love of her great aunt, Karen Hauk, who was fighting breast cancer. Four years after the launch of Read For Life, Bowne helped to raise an impressive $8,000 while attending the Marion County elementary magnet school. Now, the 14-year-old is on another special mission, and this time, shes taking a swing at her latest endeavor. Actually, she and about three dozen other 14to 15-year-old girls will be Stepping Up to the Plate for Special Olympics. The idea came about while talking with her parents, Jeff and Dawn, about continuing her quest to earn volunteer hours for scholarship requirements. But the plan evolved when the topic of Special Olympics and Dunnellon Police Departments fourth annual Torch Run was brought up during the conversation. I believe that theres nothing better than helping an important cause while doing something you love, said Bowne, whos played softball for the past seven years. The idea of raising money while playing softball seemed like a great one. Bowne admitted her knowledge about Special Olympics has come from the local law enforcement agency, but she couldnt think of a better chance to educate both herself and the public about the nonprofit organizations efforts to improve the lives of those who are beneficiaries of the various fundraisers held throughout the state year-round. I wanted to help our police department in getting Torch Run slated for Tuesday Event begins at WalmartThe Dunnellon Police Department will host the fourth annual Special Olympics Torch Run at 5 p.m. Tuesday, beginning at Walmart. Registration will start at 4. The walk will begin at Walmart and end at the Annie Johnson Thrift Store, off of West Pennsylvania Avenue. The walk will be 1.4 miles and the public is invited to participate. All walkers must wear the official 2014 Special Olympics Torch Run shirt, which is available at the police department or day of the walk. A bus will be available to transport people in case people decide not to finish the walk, and can board at any time. The bus will also transport walkers back to Walmart. At the conclusion of the walk, there will be a dance party in the parking lot of the Annie Johnson Thrift Store and anyone wearing the Special Olympics T-shirt during the event will receive 25 percent off their purchase at the thrift store. Refreshments will be available for a donation only. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics, Florida.Jail Break 5KIn addition to hosting the annual Special Olympics Torch Run on Tuesday, the Dunnellon Police Department, in partnership with BTY Fitness, will host the inaugural 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. This 5K will wind through unique multi-terrain trails as well as city streets. Running clubs and enthusiasts as well as the novice runner/walker are able to participate. Costumes are encouraged as well. To register, visit www.active.com. Entry fee is 30 now through April 19. Participants can register during the day of the run; however, 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. Riverland News AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsFather Jean Desir, left, and Leo Daigle discuss plans for the upcoming mission trip to Haiti. Several parishioners of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will take in June. Daigle and Joe Zak, both of whom are fluent in French, have already made a visit to Haiti, spending two days meeting the people, taking pictures and getting measurements. Church preps for mission trip There are a lot of people willing to go the extra mile just to help others. Currently four Dunnellon men are making plans to travel many miles to another country to help those in need. The small group, from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, is going to Haiti to help the people who have suffered from one disaster after another. In 2010, a massive earthquake hit Port-Au-Prince and the surrounding area causing massive devastation. Two years later as the people were still trying to recover, Hurricane Sandy dumped over 20 inches of rain on the region causing major flooding. The volunteers are going to the town of Limbe, about 17 miles west of Cap Haitian, and the hometown of their pastor, Father Jean Desir. The major cause of poverty in Haiti is the lack of tools, water and the knowledge to take care of themselves. Everything there is very costly so the children are barefoot and the babies are without clothes because the parents dont have the money to buy necessities. The language in Haiti is French, if you have an education, otherwise the poor people communicate in Creole. If the children are fortunate enough to go to school Parishioners from St. John the Baptist to make trek to Haiti AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See MISSION page 2 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SWING page 11


Legion schedules spaghetti dinner American Legion No. 58 Wall Rives Post will host a spaghetti dinner with meatballs from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $6 per person. The event is open to the entire greater Dunnellon community. The menu consists of spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, salad, dessert and coffee.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. The group is seeking donation of items for the sale. For information, call Geri Davis 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660.Springs Festival slated April 26The 13th annual Marion County Springs Festival will be Saturday, April 26, at Silver Springs State Park, 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Silver Springs. The Marion County Springs Festival has promoted springs awareness and stewardship through education since 2000. To focus the festival on springs education the public will have opportunities to talk one-on-one with experts in the fields of biology, botany, chemistry, geology and hydrology along with park staff and volunteers at stations in key locations throughout the park. In addition to the educational opportunities, the festival will feature music, dancing, arts and crafts, food, art and photo contests, silent auction, and recreational activities such as hiking and paddling, and touring the Silver River Museum. For information, contact Rachel.Fonvielle @dep.state.fl.us, call 352-236-7148 or visit www.facebook.com/ MarionCountySprings Festival.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. 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. they dont have any job opportunities available to them when they finish and they resort to begging. The main purpose of this trip is to help the people that live in misery, Father Desir said. It is not my intention to just give them money. We are going to give them the food of knowledge. It is better to show them how to fish than just give them fish. In Haiti, the people trust and believe in strangers rather than their own government, according to the priest. There are three classes of people there, Father Desir said. Upper class are the millionaires. The middle class, like myself, go to school and the low class are the hopeless. The original idea to make this trip came from Maureen Orkwis, the parish secretary. With the youth ministry, some 20 years ago, she took several teens to help those in need on different trips to Mexico, Jamaica and Belize. We took 14 teens down there and it changed their lives. We have so much and they saw how little the people live with and how happy they are, Orkwis remembered. When Father Jean came here I thought it would be a good idea to do this again. Although the actual working trip is not scheduled until June 12, half the team funded its own reconnaissance trip to Haiti. Leo Daigle and Joe Zak, both parishioners of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and fluent in French, spent almost two days meeting the people, taking pictures and getting measurements. Their trip included driving to Miami, taking a plane to Port-AuPrince and another fiveto six-hour trip in a vehicle to travel the 140 miles to Lembe. They quickly discovered that Haiti has serious problems with the electric supply and plumbing. The shower was a half-inch pipe with a valve to turn it on and off and the water comes from a cistern on the roof, Zak said. There was a toilet, but it was cracked and it didnt function. You had to get a bucket of water and pour it in the toilet and hoped it worked. The electricity was not always available and when it did work it was not used for luxuries like air conditioning, clothes washer and dryer or even hot water in this little town. They found a power panel on the outside of the church that was open to the elements and another box, with a door, next to it. We opened the door and found a wire hanging in there that had burnt off its original connection, Zak said. We were able to fix it and then half the lights and fans in the church that werent working before, now worked. During the day the intermittent electricity is shared with the Catholic church they went to repair, called St. Peter, the small hospital across the street and two schools, according to Daigle. This trip is really an eye-opener for me, Daigle said. The people there really have nothing, but they are so happy and respectful. The two men went to Haiti to find exactly what was needed to repair the church, home to more than 1,000 parishioners. They discovered the building from the outside looked like a mini cathedral, but upon opening the doors there is very little in the church. 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The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop will have a grand opening from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at its new shop at 20359 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Beverly Leisure and Violet Soffe from the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce will preside over a ribbon-cutting. The public is invited. The new shop is between Regions Bank and Badcock Furniture, next to the Purple Sage Restaurant. Refreshments will be served and there will be numerous door prizes. Carmen Fisher, chairwoman and longest active member of the organization, indicated this is also a celebration of 40 years in business for this nonprofit thrift shop, which began in 1974 as the Dunnellon Rescue Squad Auxiliary. It continued until Marion County took over the ambulance service and at that point, the ladies decided to change their name to the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop and continue to donate their profits where they were needed. Throughout the years, more than $250,000 has been given to a wide variety of worthwhile and/or needy causes. In 1997, the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop ladies were given a proclamation by the city, officially dubbing them Guardian Angels, a proud moment for all the volunteers. The Board of Directors and volunteers invite friends, neighbors, customers and local businesses to join in celebrating this event. Ample parking will be available along the side street, in back of the building, and for this event, at the Chamber of Commerce. the city went through hell getting paid for them. Boomtown Days Dunnellon is scheduled for April 26 and 27 in the Downtown Historic District, leaving officials scrambling for a lastminute solution. Soffe, in her first year as president, said Boomtown Days will proceed as planned; however, they might have to rent or borrow barricades from another local municipality. Weve got barricades, were moving forward, Soffe said, noting the Chamber is still in need of volunteers. Esch, who is in the process of finalizing his contract for City Council approval, said he made the decision to no longer provide barricades on a rental basis after recent problems involving the Historic Merchants Associations Victorian Holidays and the Friends of the Dunnellon Christmas Parade. I didnt have a choice, said Esch, noting problems arose during Victorian Holidays and the Christmas Parade. During Victorian Holidays, Esch said several barricades were broken and organizers of the Christmas Parade were angered because the city had to charge because employees accrued overtime for setting up the barricades and taking them down after the event. That was the crowning blow of it, Esch said, adding it is when he made the decision to no longer provide barricade rentals for any organization planning an event in the city. As I told (Viola Soffe), the fact is if I do it for one of you, I have to do it for all of you. We discussed it after the last two events. Im just done. They put me through living hell. Im just tired of it. Esch noted he doesnt agree with the Chamber charging admission for the annual festival. They make their money, he said, adding were the bad guys if we charge. We are not in a charity mode, especially for this event. To me, its ridiculous that they charge. Maybe if they werent charging admission, wed work out a deal with them. Esch also took the Chamber to task for its lack of support for businesses and the city. Theyve been offered help and services and they just slammed the door in their face, Esch said, alluding to offers of assistance from the Marion County Chamber of Economic Partnership (CEP) and Tourism Development Council (TDC). Its a complete and total waste of tremendously good resource. They need to get out and support these businesses. 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Police arrested Richard Cowart, 43, of River Bend Road, on Saturday on multiple felony charges including fleeing law enforcement, and using or displaying a firearm during a crime, along with misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, DUI with property damage, and leaving the scene of the accident. According to reports, Cowart was driving a motorcycle in Dunnellon when he hit a truck near Crocks Pub on East Pennsylvania Avenue. Witnesses flagged down a Dunnellon police officer just after the accident, who then attempted to pull over the motorcycle. Despite the officer turning on his lights and sirens, Cowart reportedly picked up his speed passing two vehicles on the right side parking lanes on East Pennsylvania Avenue. Once Cowart reached U.S. 41, he reportedly continued efforts to evade the officer, weaving through traffic and traveling more than 70 mph in a 35-mph zone. Shortly after reaching the Citrus County line, Cowart turned on County Road 488, and the Dunnellon officer was able to catch up to the motorcycle, pulling it over in the parking lot of a local health spa. When questioning Cowart, the Dunnellon officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol and began a DUI investigation. Cowart was asked to perform field sobriety tests and did poorly. Following the DUI arrest, the motorcycle was searched and a loaded Smith & Wesson .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun was discovered in the left saddlebag, along with a spare magazine of bullets. Cowart was taken to the Citrus County Detention Facility, where he refused breathalyzer testing to measure his blood alcohol level. According to a Citrus County deputy, who gave Cowart a second field sobriety test, he was unsteady while walking, had bloodshot glossy eyes, and slurred speech. The deputy went on to say that he could reportedly detect the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Cowarts breath from approximately 2 feet away. In addition to the other charges, Cowart received a citation for speeding as well as a citation for failing to submit to the lawful test of breath. His bond was set at $11,250. SEAN ARNOLD For the Riverland News POLICY continued from page 1 Boys & Girls Club ribbon-cutting ceremony JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsOfficials from the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County, the city of Dunnellon, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners and other dignitaries honored the opening of the new Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon Branch at 2007 SW 110 St. For information about hours of operation and costs regarding club membership fees, call Tesha Jackson at 352-426-0861. 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Editors Note: Dick Lemma, the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association manager, has asked that his monthly POA Update be printed in its entirety in the Riverland News. Typically, the POA Update can be seen in the Rainbow Springs Villager, a monthly publication serving the Rainbow Springs community.The Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association (POA) has received complaints from several home owners regarding irrigation sprinkler heads stolen from their yards. A number of them are the gear-driven heads that are fairly expensive. One house has been hit more than once. The thefts have been reported to the Marion County Sheriffs Office, which advised it will prosecute fully those who are responsible. Our own security group is also aware of the problem and will spend more time patrolling the affected areas, especially during4 Riverland News, Thursday, April 10, 2014 City, chamber need to work together Mirror, mirror on the wall Mirror, mirror on the wall, whos the vainest of us all? In June 2013, I made a conscious decision to take better care of myself. I decided I should make a few doctors appointments to take care of some issues Id been neglecting. These things become more important as Im nearing my mid50s. A health seminar at work had me hurrying to sign up. A wise doctor came in and told us about the importance of sleeping well, eating right and drinking a lot of water. Then he offered a free evaluation and I was first in line. This led to hundreds of dollars and many hours trying to get me aligned and healthy. Turns out, according to this holistic doctor, there werent many parts of my body that were doing OK or feeling all right. Thats also when I discovered I was gluten intolerant, so in the long run Im thankful I went. Then in July, I decided to see my primary care physician for a full physical. The good news is, most of my numbers came back looking good. The bad news, they discovered I have a heart condition called mitral valve prolapse, which sounds much worse than it is. MVP as I like to call it is the most common heart valve abnormality and most patients have no symptoms and require no treatment. Putting it in simple terms, my heart makes an isolated clicking noise that most do not. But just to make sure it was nothing more serious, I had an echocardiograph and a stress test. More time, money and insurance forms involved. Id also been neglecting my dental health for a few months so in September I tried out a new dental center my co-workers had been raving about. I found out I have teeth malocclusion, which are actually misaligned teeth, that cause larger biting forces, which leads to receding gums. Gum graft surgery is the dental procedure periodontists perform to prevent further gum recession and bone loss. Are we done yet? No, of course, were not. Were now discussing teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry. October brought about the conclusion I couldnt see people or street signs, which led to cataract surgery on both eyes. It pretty much took all of November and December. Im actually still adjusting to not wearing glasses after 40 years. I still reach for them first thing in the morning when I awaken. I find myself alternating between the cheaters, readers and sunglasses, depending on what hour of the day it is. I didnt realize how much of an adjustment not having spectacles would be. Ive been struggling with eyeliners, mascaras, moisturizers and new crows feet. My bathroom vanity looks like a beauty supply store. But still Im not happy. Im seriously considering 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 OUR VOICE THE JERSEY GIRL It appears theres bad blood between the city of Dunnellon and the Dunnelllon Area Chamber of Commerce, and it seemingly is a one-sided feud with city officials taking pot shots at the Chamber for failing to stick up for the businesses and work toward bringing new commerce to Dunnellon. Certainly, some of those complaints are justified. Chamber officials remained silent about red-light cameras when the City Council approved using the much-maligned and oftcriticized devices a few years ago. In addition, the Chamber has lacked a presence or not given the business community a voice it needs and deserves at City Hall. And yes, we can certainly take Chamber officials to task for their lack of effort to lure new businesses to town. However, heaping all the blame on the Chamber is foolish and the barbs ring hollow. First, the City Council, despite the objections from ordinary citizens, OKd the use of red-light cameras. Secondly, it was former Mayor Fred Ward and his fellow council members who agreed to purchase the Rainbow Springs Utility system in December 2011 and impose a 25 percent surcharge, because we can. The Councils decision launched a boycott of Dunnellon businesses, which is still reverberating today though many Rainbow Springs residents deny a boycott of businesses was ever implemented. Third, how could one expect the Chamber of Commerce to lure new businesses when: the city is mired in multiple lawsuits; debt obligations are through the roof; and property taxes inside the city are one of the highest in the county. In addition, the Council, in the coming months, will weigh the importance of implementing a fire assessment fee upon residential and commercial property. Fourth, and we are going to jog everyones collective memories, but who can forget the building moratorium put in place in 2007. Yes, its since been lifted, but city officials have shown little, if any, willingness to encourage growth since then. Yes, theres been talk of enhancing tourism within the area. Honestly is there need to enhance what we already have? In case anyone misses the obvious signs, tourism is already here; however, very few businesses are able to capitalize on the hoards of tourists who pour through Dunnellon on an annual basis. We will give credit to the City Council for its initial conversation about the need for additional bed space. Yet, like most discussions in City Hall, it rings hollow. Mayor Nathan Whitt, who owns and operates an ecotourism-based business, sees on a regular basis the influx of tourists filtering through the area. He publicly said, its everything I think about, in regard to the need for more beds. We need to quit thinking and start doing. Mayor Whitt believes if Dunnellon can land a new hotel or resort, or more beds, the city could see the potential of more to follow. The key, however, is doing it right the first time. A new hotel by the railroad tracks, behind a pharmacy is not the solution to Dunnellons problems. Were fairly sure when the first-ever ski lodge in the nation was built, it wasnt 3 miles from the base of the mountain it was right at the base of the mountain. Simply building a new hotel anywhere in town would provide pundits, who believe the city should turn on the no vacancy sign, the fodder, we got what we wanted. Thats not what we want; nor is that what we need. Yes, we have amazing natural resources at our fingertips. We need to best utilize those while protecting them at the same time. The Chamber, however, can play a role in reaching out to national, or international chains, that specialize in eco-friendly construction and start the ball rolling. However, it would be the Councils responsibility to make sure potential locations are zoned properly and effectively. If the city is serious about putting its best foot forward for a better day in Dunnellon, officials need to push aside hurt feelings and swallow their pride. Were all in this, for better or worse, and we need to work together. Audrey Beem Editors Note: Bob Frankenfield, president of the Board of Directors for the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association, has asked that his monthly POA Update be printed in its entirety in the Riverland News. Typically, the POA Update can be seen in the Rainbow Springs Villager, a monthly publication serving the Rainbow Springs community.It has recently come to the attention of the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association (POA) Board of Directors that we were not properly insured for our volunteers. Reviewing our policies with our insurance broker, we do not have liability coverage for our volunteers. The Board of Directors and administration has worked with our insurance company to procure liability insurance. We have not been successful in acquiring liability insurance for the volunteers, but will continue, to attempt, to resolve this situation. We discussed the issue with our attorney and received a second opinion from an attorney from a large homeowners association law firm. The Board of Directors, at the March 10 meeting, unanimously passed a motion to stop all physical volunteer activities. The Parks Committee will continue as an advisory committee. This was not a quick or popular decision. The Board of Directors is responsible to the entire community to properly manage and protect property owners from exposure from legal actions. We understand that exposure may not appear to be great, but just one lawsuit could possibly negatively impact the community with a costly special assessment to each property owner. This would be nonfeasance on the part of the Board of Directors. Approximately 13 percent of the annual budget has been set aside for maintenance and repair to all the buildings and grounds owned and operated by the Association. This decision by the board will not significantly change the present budget or cost. The Board of Directors appreciates the work and the efforts of volunteers throughout the years and their contribution to the community. We ask that the volunteers understand, that it is not reasonable to expose the 3,200-plus association members to be at risk, if a problem arises. The boards legal responsibilities include proper use of GUEST COLUMNS See JERSEY page 6 See SPRINKLER page 6 RIVER VIEWS 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. For today Letters to the Editor, see Page 5. Issues arise regarding volunteers Sprinkler head thefts have increased See VOLUNTEERS page 6 Dick Lemma Bob Frankenfield


It seems as if the whole world is digital and that everything you could ever possibly need or want is on your smartphone. With folks continually texting and checking their apps, face-to-face conversation is fast becoming a lost art. National Healthcare Decisions Day, which is Wednesday, April 16, is a good reminder to turn off your phone and have the most important conversation of your life: your wishes for end-oflife care. The hardest part of the conversation is getting up the courage to start it; then see how fast someone looks away when you bring up this subject. To help get the conversation going, a clever new approach to this difficult subject is an old-fashioned card game. Remember playing Go Fish as children? Everyone has played that game, so there isnt anyone who cant relate to it. Young and old can sit around the table and play with the soul-searching version called Go Wish. The goal is not to get rid of all your cards, but rather to put your cards on the table, letting your family and friends know what is important to you and how they can support you. Go Wish is no gimmick. It is the result of much study and funded by a grant to educate elders and their families about advanced planning. It was developed and field-tested to stimulate discussion in a positive way on the values and wishes about end-of-life care. It is an effective tool for those with limited cognition but not so simplistic for those with higher thinking skills. In essence, it works for everyone.Deal Me InEach of the 36 cards has a short statement that people often cite as being important to them in the last weeks or months of life. In solitaire mode, the player sorts and prioritizes the statements. It is a visual way to communicate your wishes. You can also play in pairs or groups. The point is not to create an I want list, but to encourage discussion about what is important and why. Rather than the often blank expression one would receive to the question: What is the most important issue to you? the Go Wish cards provide vocabulary and ideas that give voice to concerns and an opportunity to personalize them. The game is never dull. Many people remark after playing the game several times, the way they sort the cards changes, helping them redefine their thinking and how their values might apply in different situations. A case reported in the Journal of Palliative Medicine demonstrates the impact care planning has on exposing quality of life issues and identifying actions amenable to intervention, such as with someone who is in a non-verbal state. A patients wife wrote: Mikes passing was so peaceful and exactly the way he wanted. I want to thank you because if you hadnt loaned me the Go Wish cards, I would not have known he wanted to be at home with everyone around him; that he knew we cared about him and he lived a worthwhile life. He was also aware that we were touching him. These are all things he picked from the cards. What a lucky man to have the end just the way he wished for.How Do I Get Started?Whether you play cards, fill out Living Wills together or have a frank talk around the kitchen table, just do itfor yourself and your family. It is the best gift you can ever give them. Go Wish cards are available at www.codaalliance.org ($24 for two packs). Play Go Wish for free online at www.gowish.org. Living Wills are downloadable at www.hospiceofmarion.com/ advance-directives.html (FREE). Five Wishes booklets are also free at Hospice of Marion County, 3231 SW 34th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474 On Wednesday, April 16, representatives will be available at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Hospital to explain and distribute all three options. Information will also be on display at the following Marion County Public Library Branches: Main Headquarters, Belleview, Dunnellon, Forest, Freedom and Marion Oaks. For information, call 352-854-5230.Ken Daley is the chairman of the Hospice of Marion County Board of Directors. Speaking up now; your family will thank you New energy standards will cost consumersRecently, I attended our annual Sumter Electric Cooperative (SECO) Utility meeting, where we learned something amazing. The new 2014 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards that will be imposed on the energy-producing industry will likely increase your utility bill 70 percent to 80 percent. Check your bill, can you afford it doubled? Neither can we. The bad news is energy costs affect all aspects of our economy, so you will be hit again and again with all of your other purchases. You see, the EPA believes the U.S. coal burning may have some impact on the environment, though evidences have shown little impact on worldwide greenhouse gases. Ironically, the coal we dont burn is sold to China, and if youve seen pictures of their cities, they can barely see across the street from the air pollution. Germany, a giant in renewable and nuclear energy, shut that industry down because solar and wind didnt produce as expected, so now they are burning 30 percent more coal than before. Coal is a significant part of our power supply in Florida, with 60 percent electrical generation using coal, and 7 percent coming from renewable energy sources. Our coal plants have scrubbers to clean the gas emissions, unlike China; and our SECO utility company meets or exceeds current standards. These new and unrealistic standards will cost the industry billions of dollars, and sacrifice the reliability you have come to expect when you turn on the switch. What is incredible is the standards are impossible to meet because the technology does not exist. The coal industry has been attacked for years, and our government wants to shut it down they have admitted such and then the next push will be against natural gas, which they threatened back in 2008. These incredible standards do not come through Congress, but are determined by the EPA and the Department of Energy. Obviously, they are big believers in climate change/global warming, but beware. There is research and evidence that climate change is a fake a scare tactic to take advantage of the public. Another thing, dont be surprised if the new standards are put off until after the fall election, so we continue in the dark on yet another critical issue to our precious country. We need to contact our legislators and president and urge them to restrain the EPA on the restrictions until they have reasonable energy alternatives that will not bankrupt America. If we dont act, who will? 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nighttime hours. Several members have installed motionactivated cameras in the hope of catching the suspects. If possible, irrigation heads should be the buried, pop up type so they are not readily noticeable. Question: What improvements if any are planned for the beach area? Answer: Besides the annual trimming and weeding that is planned for this spring, the board is looking at possibly adding an additional picnic patio area just east of Pavilion B to provide additional picnic area space and to remedy erosion problems in that area. Patio pavers that allow drainage will be installed to make the area handicap accessible with a small wall surrounding the patio. We are also looking at several options to alleviate the water runoff and erosion problems that occur during the rainy season. Question: I received an email stating volunteers could not maintain the beach or trails areas. Who is going to maintain these areas and is it going to cost the members thousands and thousands of dollars more? Answer: The Association has a landscaper who maintains all the entranceways into the Woodlands, Country Club Estates, the Forest and Fairway Estates East and West including the park areas in each section of the Fairways. This maintenance also includes the common areas owned by the Association such as the beach area and the trails in the Woodlands. Whats included in this maintenance, especially at the beach is mowing, weed whacking, bush trimming, especially around the gazebo and railroad fence areas, mulching, the collection and removal of leaves, trimming of trees and palms, removing the vines that grow over all the fences, and the hauling off of all debris, branches, etc. Repairing and replacing sprinkler heads is done as needed. The Association also pays for the bathrooms to be cleaned three times a week and the trash barrels are emptied twice a week. Unless we are hit by major storms this year, we do not expect to spend any more money than what was budgeted for maintenance this year. The POA Board meets at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday monthly at the Dunnellon Public Library. Dick Lemma is the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association manager. assessment fees as described in the articles of incorporation and covenants. Some residents do not understand the legal obligations and restrictions that are required of Property Owners Association Board of Directors. We do discuss issues that may have negative implications with our attorney and believe it would be foolish not to follow his advice, like it or not. We must and will consider the entire community in our decisions. We allow members to present their issues at our meetings and to solicit community support. In addition, it has come to my attention several members of the POA are unhappy with what they term lack of involvement, that the POA is not leading the opposition regarding the city water rates. The Association acts on behalf of the entire community and our activities are restricted by our covenants, incorporation documents and Florida State code. Approximately half of our dues paying membership is not affected by the citys water rates. The Association funds are collected for specific management and operational purposes designated in our documents. The Board of Directors must follow the requirements and restrictions of our documents in the interest, of the entire community. The Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association Board of Directors has fiduciary responsibilities to every member of the Association. We are obligated to follow the corporation documents and function in the best interest of the entire community. The Board of Directors has to set aside its personal interest and pursuits to function for the community. To do otherwise, we would not be meeting our obligations to the membership. I expect that we will continue to do the right thing for the entire community. The POA Board met with Paul Gibbs, a professional engineering consultant, to revisit the previous study regarding The River Beach Park. We will need additional professional design regarding drainage and erosion issues and other possible capital improvements. We will be revisiting The River Beach Park report and re-evaluating the suggested improvements during the next two months. We have had requests from members of the community for capital improvements in the community. The first is to illuminate the entrance signs on Southwest 99th Place Road. At the time, when the entrance signs were replaced, the Board of Directors voted not to illuminate the signage, because electricity is not readily available at those locations. We are reviewing the possibility of a solar panel system. The second request was for a dog park by Rainbow Springs residents. A committee has been formed to work on cost, location and the possible interest of the county. A comprehensive study for this project will take a few months to assemble the information.Bob Frankenfield is the president of the Board of Directors for the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association. having my eyelids lifted even though the doctor says they are not nearly as bad as I think they are. And now due to more vanity on my part, Ive begun a relationship with a dermatologist. It started with a small brown spot on the side of my face. My husband called it an age spot, but I know for a fact they are sun spots and could happen to anyone. The doctor said there were actually two spots and he could have them gone in less than five minutes. Insurance wouldnt pay since it was cosmetic, but I didnt care. I had to have them removed. Meanwhile, had I ever had a full body scan done? he inquired. So now Im faced with his discovery of dysplastic nevus. These are atypical moles that are not harmful, but if left unattended, could become so. Ive recently had one removed and required 10 stitches and two weeks of no exertion. He said I have at least two more on my back and they all must go. Who knew this past year would become a year of medical procedures? I think just about every inch of my body has been checked, poked, cut or cured. So theres a moral to this story. It could be: what you dont know could hurt you. It could be: dont look for trouble if you cant handle it. But most likely its going to be: vanity serves no one, least yourself. It must be exhausting to be beautiful. But I bet its a lot of fun.6 Riverland News, Thursday, April 10, 2014 Electric Beach Salon Electric Beach Salon ( 352 ) 465-6505 19140 E. 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Civic group to host flea marketThe Lake Tropicana Civic Association will host its annual Spring Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday 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 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.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.Garden club plans monthly meetingThe Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41. Sandra Marraffino with her PowerPoint presentation about Birds & Butterflies along the Rainbow River will be the guest speaker. A member of the Audubon Society, Marraffino is an outstanding photographer and captures amazing photos of wildlife and nature. Annual membership, from September to May, is $10. Visitor fee is $5 applicable toward annual membership. Refreshments will be available, Grow and Share plants and 50-2525 tickets will be sold. Door prizes will be awarded. For information, call Alice Kennedy at 4653002.Rainbow River cleanup scheduled May 17The annual Rainbow River cleanup will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17, starting at the Rio Vista Beach Park, north of Dunnellon. Volunteers are needed to help and will work different sections of the river in boats, kayaks and canoes. All the debris that is collected will be brought back to the Rio Vista Park at noon for record keeping and disposal. All participants are invited to enjoy a free lunch. Prizes will be awarded for the largest amount of trash collected by an individual, the largest individual item of trash recovered from the river and the most unusual item recovered. For information or to volunteers, call Jerry Rogers at 489-4648. It is important that we know how many people will participate in order to provide sufficient food and beverage for all.Friends of the Library plan Boomtown saleThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host its annual two-day Boomtown Day Spring Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, in the meeting room of the library. Among the specials, there will be a bag of books for $4. All hardback books will be $1 and all paperback books will be 50 cents. For information, call 438-2530. Iwill be the first to admit I had no idea what I was going to listen to. Florida History through Literature stated the flier at the Dunnellon Public Library. Well at least the price was right, it was free. I showed up at the library shortly before 1 oclock, three minutes before the lecture was to start. I really did not want to burn valuable daylight hanging out at the library, so I was kind of hoping the event would be called off due to lack of interest. The standing-room only crowd displaced those thoughts straightaway. It still did not dawn on me I was about to see something special. In fact, I made a mental note that there really is nothing to do in this town if people pack in for a history lecture on an afternoon. I was even more confused when the nice lady representing the Friends of the library announced that the lecture would be presented in Chautauqua style. I have never heard of this type of lecture, but Im pretty sure they had a Civil War battle there. I was to learn that Chautauqua speakers perform first-person dramatizations of historical figures. Betty Jean Steinshouer is one of the few full-time Chautauqua presenters in the nation, and she has spent decades researching her characters. It is a pleasure to watch anyone who is talented at what they do perform. Be it a welder, fisherman or artist, it is easy to see when someone has mastered their craft. Betty Jean Steinshouer has done just that. Part impersonator, part biographer and part standup comic, she does a masterful job of representing the character of the authors who she portrays. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, were presented in a way that is as close to actually meeting them as you could ever hope to find. It was not a lecture at all, more like a discussion with each respective author. In looking at the people in attendance, it was clearly a group of highly literate people, actively interested in the subject matter. In a way, Steinshouer is minimizing her skills by speaking to this audience. Anyone can talk to people about what they are already interested in, like showing a race car to NASCAR fans. Steinshouser seems more talented than that. She could hold the interest of someone who had never even heard of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and make them want to know more about who she was. This takes an entirely different skill level to accomplish. Steinshouser is pretty darn good at what she does. I still dont get where that style of lecture ties in with a Civil War battlefield. Email Dwight Porter at 54gators@mind spring.com.Riverland News, Thursday, April 10, 2014 7 1298 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy. 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Armand I. Briere, 80Armand I. Briere, 80, of Dunnellon, Fla., went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 2, 2014, at the Legacy Hospice House in Ocala. He was born June 26, 1933, in St. Theresa, Canada to the late Joseph and Virginia (Belise) Briere. Mr. Briere worked on the automotive assembly line with General Motors for over 26 years and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon. Surviving family includes his wife, Micheline A. Briere of Dunnellon; son, Armand Jean Briere of Severville, Tenn.; daughters, Pauline Whipple of Putnam, Conn., Melody Belliview of Southbridge, Mass., and Jean Marie Burnham of Brimfield, Mass.; brothers, Louie, Claude, and Lucien Briere; sister, Simmone Cusson; 18 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. A funeral service, celebrating the life of Armand I. Briere was Friday at the Roberts Funeral Home, 352489-2429, 19939 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon. Father Kevin MacGabhann, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Dunnellon, officiated. The family suggests, if you wish, memorial contributions to Hospice of Marion County, P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478-4860; Alzheimers Association, 378 CenterPointe Circle, Suite 1280, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701; or American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64105. Roberts Funeral Home is caring for the funeral arrangements for Mr. Briere.Glenda Sue Warren Heckler, 72Glenda Sue Warren Heckler, 72, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Legacy Hospice House in Ocala. She was born in Kentucky to the late Herman and Zina Warren. Mrs. Heckler was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Robert Terry Warren. Surviving family includes her husband of 55 years, Charles Robert Heckler of Dunnellon; daughters, Tammy Lynne Hicks of Ocala and Melanie Lea Heckler-Ahrens of Davenport; grandchildren, Charles Reed Counts of Milton, W.Va., Christopher Lee Counts of Aurora, Mo., and Jessica Lynne Ray of Ocala; five greatgrandchildren; as well as a brother, Jeffrey Dennis Warren of Jeffersonville, Ind. A funeral service, celebrating her life, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, 19939 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon, 336-944-5324, with Pastor Eddie Fulford, First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon, officiating. Burial will follow at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens in Ocala. Family and friends will visit from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Roberts Funeral Home. Roberts Funeral Home is caring for the funeral arrangements. SO YOU KNOWAll obituaries must be submitted by a licensed funeral home. Obituaries may be submitted by emailing fspops@chronicleonline.com, or via fax at 352-489-6593. For information about prices, call 352-563-5660 and ask for Rita. Last week I was getting along just fine. Things were being accomplished and I was rather enjoying myself. Dutifully, I was checking off item after item on my todo-list. I love it when a plan comes together. However, at the top of my exuberance, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage stopped me dead in my tracks with a query. She is quite famous, or is it infamous, for pulling these kinds of things on Yours Truly. She has a question for just about every event. Most of her questions are beyond answering, at least for me. For instance, when we are traveling, she will wait for the right moment and then put to me this query. Do you know where youre going? A variety of ways to answer that question immediately suggests itself, not all of which would endear me to her. However, to be honest, and who doesnt want to be honest these days, the answer to that question is usually a mumbled No. Just as we get into the car and get ready to go, she asks another question. Do you have everything you need? Invariably, I do not, and have to go back into the house and pick up what I left behind. I could do my own Left Behind series. Then there is the all-time favorite question. Does this dress make me look fat? Just between you and me, one of these times, I am going to answer, No, Honey, its not the dress making you look fat. I am saving that one for a deathbed confession. However, this past week when I was flying high, she dropped me dead in my tracks with another question. Have you filed our income tax yet? It was at that moment my whole world came crashing down. I had not even given it a first thought, let alone a second thought. Why is it, although income tax filing day comes every year on the same day I always forget? I am getting either senile or moving toward going into politics. I am hoping for the former. Of all the things I love doing in this world, and there are plenty, paying my income tax each year does not rate No. 1. Do not get me wrong, I really enjoy shelling out my hard-earned money and sending it to politicians to invest in one of their pork projects. Every time I have a little extra cash in my pocket, I always wonder what that happy crowd in Washington, D.C., could do with it. Usually I am tempted to send it to them along with a little note that says, Spend it with my compliments. To be quite honest, there are few things I enjoy more than filing my income tax each year. One would be calling the telephone company to straighten out my telephone bill. This is good for an entire day of delightful conversation with idiots. Every time I think my life cannot get any lower and drabber than it is, I simply pick up the telephone and call customer service at my friendly telephone company. Within three minutes, (after I had been put on hold for 27 minutes) I recognize exactly how wonderful my life truly is. Probably the most magnificent thing about calling customer8 Riverland News, Thursday, April 10, 2014 SAR002554 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 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 000HVT5 000HIQC The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 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 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 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 000H97U A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor GATHERINGS A D IRECTORY OF A REA C HURCHES For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. 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This offer may not be used with other offers. Offer expires April 30, 2014. 000HW8V Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Juliette Falls Shotgun start at 9:00 am Space is limited to first 120 golfers 30 Teams Four Man Scramble Lunch and Prizes Provided $300.00 for a 4-Person Team ($75.00 per player) $325.00 for a 4-Person Team and Hole Sponsorship Everyone must wear a collared shirt, slacks or khaki shorts. No tank tops, blue jeans or athletic shorts permitted. Please respect all Juliet Falls rules and procedures. 10th Annual Phil Nichols Memorial GOLF TOURNAMENT For more information, call Deana Miley (352) 465-6745 Pastor happy about paying taxes, other mundane tasksOUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 9 70th wedding anniversary Ted Anderson from Scranton, Pa., and Jane Clark Anderson from Fleetville, Pa., were married April 12, 1944, in Fleetville. Ted was in the Air Force during World War II, stationed in the Philippine Islands and Korea. Jane enjoys painting and is a great cook and baker. Ted worked at Gleason Works in Rochester, N.Y., and they lived in Mendon, N.Y., until 1987, when they moved to Dunnellon. Ted and Jane moved to Highland Terrace in October 2012. They have four children, Dave (Sue) in Bloomfield, N.Y.; Jim (Peg) in Blue Mounds, Wis.; Don (Gail) in Grasonville, Md.; and Ellen (Bruce) Delmar, N.Y. They also have nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. OBITUARIES


Holy Faith slates Easter eventsHoly Faith Episcopals Easter week events include: 8 and 10 a.m. April 13 Palm Sunday. 4 p.m. April 17 Maundy Thursday. 4 p.m. April 18 Good Friday. 7 p.m. April 19 Easter vigil. 8 and 10 a.m. April 20 Easter Sunday. Stations of the Cross will also be read at noon Fridays during Lent. The public is welcome.Church schedules Easter week servicesPalm Sunday: 10:30 a.m. April 13, distribution of the palm crosses. Maundy Thursday: 6 p.m. April 17, communion service. Easter Celebration: 10:30 a.m. April 20, traditional worship service with chancel choir and bell choir. First Congregational Church is at 7171 SW State Road 200, Ocala. For information, call 352-237-3035.Church to host Saturday SupperThe Third Saturday Supper will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Community Congregational Christian Church at 9220 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs in the Dewain Farris Fellowship Hall. Adult tickets are $10 and children are $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For information, call 489-1260.Peace Lutheran plans rummage salePeace Lutheran Church will host its annual rummage sale from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. There will be no early sales. If anyone has items they wish to donate to the sale, call Thelma Grams at 465-3877 or 352-362-3963. 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 Dunnellon. For information, call the church at 489-5881 or visit www.Peace LutheranOnline.com.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.Photos, stories wanted of Holy FaithParishioners of Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Blue Cove will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sept. 20 and 21. As part of the celebration, the 50th Anniversary Committee is working to compile a history of the church in the community. All past and present members of the church, friends, neighbors and families can help by searching their memories and scrapbooks for stories and photos related to Holy Faith. Photos would be promptly copied and returned. The goal by September is to share the past and continuing relationship of Holy Faith with the Dunnellon community. Committee members will be happy to do athome interviews. Interviews can be arranged by calling 489-2685.Church hosts bingo weeklySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church hosts bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Prizes up to $250. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40.Church mens club plays horseshoesThe Mens Club of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church plays horseshoes at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the church. Horseshoes will be provided to anyone needing them and instructions in pitching, scoring and court maintenance will be provided. The public is welcome. For information, call 489-5954. service is that you know somebodys going to get it all screwed up and you will have the pleasure of doing it all over again next week. A wonderful ongoing relationship that is priceless. Another activity I enjoyed doing more than filing my income tax is spending five whole days in bed with the flu. Nothing could be more delightfully entertaining. Just think of it, five whole days to luxuriate in your bed and not have to get up and do a thing. Talk about a vacation! What with the sneezing and coughing, and your nose running like the mighty Mississippi, and your head thumping like an African bongo drum, what more could a person ask for? If somebody calls for you during that time all your wife has to say is, Hes in bed with the flu. Everybody understands that. Of course, if she said you are just in bed, people would not accept that and think a little poorly of you. But if you have diarrhea along with the flu, that is spectacular. Not only do you get to lie in bed, but also you get a little exercise, jumping up and running to the bathroom every 3 1/2 seconds. The side benefit of this is you lose some weight during that week. One more thing slightly more exciting than filing your income taxes, is poking yourselves in the eye. I must confess this a favorite of mine because every time I do it, I learn new dance steps. Alas, when the swelling dies down I cannot remember those dance steps. Therefore, paying my income tax each year is included in some of my favorite activities. Even Jesus got into the discussion of paying taxes. When queried on this subject he replied, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesars, and to God the things that are Gods (Mark 12:17). When I think of all the money wasted in our country, especially by our government, I grieve. Someone once said, Money in the hands of a fool always goes for foolish things. How a person spends his or her money reveals a lot about that person.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www. jamessnyder ministries.com. Riverland News, Thursday, April 10, 2014 9 Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000HVNV 000HUEU Church joins Chamber of Commerce Special to the Riverland NewsThe First Assembly of God Church recently joined the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, which hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newest member of the Chamber. The First Assembly of God Church is at 2872 W. Dunnellon Road. For information about the church, call the Rev. Tom Golden at 489-8455. PASTOR continued from page 8 CHURCH NEWS


10 Riverland News, Thursday, April 10, 2014 The Rainbow Springs Billards Club meets at 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club, while they compete against other area communities Tuesdays. Clockwise from above left: Jim Sweeney prepares for his next shot during a practice game. A member of the group racks the balls for the next game of nineball. The club plays nine-ball two days a week while playing eight-ball the other two days. Norm Chisholm eyes his next shot. Bob Smith watches as the cue ball heads for the eight ball. George Munzing watches his break during a practice session. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland NewsRack em up


this subject recognized more, Bowne explained, noting her parents always make a huge effort to raise money and help out with several causes in the community, and they have taught me to always give as much as I can to the community. Bowne knew it would take the support of her coaches, one of whom is her father, and teammates on her fast-pitch softball team as well as the backing of her parents, the Dunnellon Police Department and the other two teams slated to compete in the inaugural event. In addition to the Blue Run Bullets, Citrus Chaos and the Crystal River Mud Dawgs will play in a round-robin format tournament. Games begin at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the Dunnellon Little League complex. Each game will have a 1hour, 15-minute time limit. My teammates are some of my best friends, and they all think the idea of playing for this cause is fantastic, she said. My coaches are my biggest supporters, one being my dad, and I am so glad that I have them here to pull off this fundraiser. Dunnellon Police Chief Joanne Black was more than happy about the idea, Bowne said. During the tournament, the agency will spread the news about the annual Torch Run slated to start at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Dunnellon Walmart as well as the inaugural Jailbreak 5k, which will be Saturday, May 3. Bowne will volunteer at both events and as many other fundraisers the local law enforcement agency hosts as she can. (See related story for additional information about both events.) As part of the requirements for the tournament, each team is paying an entry fee. In addition, players on each team are seeking donations from family, friends and others to help raise additional money for Special Olympics Florida. Those who wish to make donations toward the nonprofit organization can email her at emilly04@bellsouth.net. Checks can be made payable to Special Olympics Florida. Donations can also be given to Chief Black or Dawn Bowne on Saturday during the games. I am extremely proud of Emily for her desire to help those in need, and admire her compassion and understanding that it is very important for her as a young person in our community to contribute in some way to those that are less fortunate, Bownes mother, Dawn, said. She has always had a mature and unique kindness about her that well exceeded her age, and a willingness to share with others even if that meant she did without. Of course, Dawn said, her daughter is striving to achieve academic requirements placed upon her to identify a community need and determine how she can serve in some way to improve or help solve that need. However, those that have lived in our community for quite some time and know Emily, understand that way before she was challenged or required academically to volunteer in our community, she has always participated in community fundraising, the longtime city clerk said, noting her daughters efforts in Read for Life, from which proceeds benefited the Michelle-O-Gram, and Relay for Life. of repair, pictures on the wall for the Stations of the Cross, a large crucifix is suspended from the ceiling and an old tabernacle, but there are no candles or candle holders in the church. The desires of the local pastor wanted a ceiling in the church, because you can see the underside of the sheet metal roof, Zak said. This is not something we could do. A sophisticated contractor is needed to work on the 12,000 square feet of ceiling. We can address everything in the church and the rectory; we just cant do the ceiling. With the ceiling and roof out of reach, the group still has numerous items that will need their attention when they return on June 12. The team going to tackle the problems will consist of Father Desir, Zak, Daigle and another parishioner Greg Boley. Boley doesnt speak French, but is confident the others will help him communicate while in Haiti. The trip and repairs will take a lot of money and Orkwis and the parishioners of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church are currently raising the needed funds. The team hopes there will be enough money available for a generator, electrical equipment, plumbing supplies, tools, paint and help with the cost of sending everything to Haiti. The church is also donating all their old pews and kneelers, that will be replaced when the church is renovated in June. A company called Food for the Poor is going to help ship the old pews to Haiti in a container and other items could also be put in there, according to Zak. We are going to need 50 to 100 gallons of paint just for the inside of the church, Zak said. We are going to show the local people the proper way to paint. We will teach them to do a lot of things and they are willing to learn, An International Food Festival is going to be held on Sunday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the church hall as one of their big fundraisers. A $5 ticket will give everyone an opportunity to try all the different foods offered by our parishioners, Orkwis said. It will also help fund our trip to Haiti. For information or give a donation, call 489-3166.Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at augie@thingsin town.com. Riverland News, Thursday, April 10, 2014 11 GREGS ALUMINUM Pleasing people in Marion County since 1982 Pool Enclosure Rescreens Vinyl & Acrylic Windows Garage Door Screens Vinyl Ceilings & Much More 465-0371 746-6663 Lic. & Ins. 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FORT LAUDERDALE Entering the exhibition hall that was home to the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition, one might liken the atmosphere to that of a rock concert. You have booming loud music, screaming students dressed in outlandish outfits in support of their teams, and an occasional congaline through the bleachers and up and down the escalators. In its second year, Dunnellon Highs RIOT (Robotics Is Our Thing) Robotics team competed in the regional FIRST Competition April 3 to April 5 against 46 other teams in Fort Lauderdale. Being in the top 24 was a goal, which we achieved on Friday, said Christina Calvert, a junior team member. Unfortunately, it did not hold. The team was ranked 39th after its final match, after having been near 20th place Friday. In the world of FIRST Robotics, the name Dean Kamen is very important. Yet, if you were to go ask people who Dean Kamen is, most people probably would not be able to guess. Perhaps, some might remember his invention, the Segway PT (People Transporter). The inventor, originally from New York, but now living in New Hampshire, is the co-founder of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), which has several levels of competitions for youth to compete in worldwide including the FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST was formed in 1989. The FIRST Robotics competition began in 1989 with 28 teams. There are now more than 2,300 teams in 12 countries. More than 2,000 students from 38 teams statewide along with teams from several other states and Mexico attended the event. Most teams are affiliated with public or private schools; however, some are teams created within communities. On the agenda was a day of robot testing, inspection and practice April 3, followed by a day and a half of qualifying matches Friday STAY HEALTHY! Citrus Springs 10489 N Florida Ave. 489-2486 000HVMC Proud to sponsor this weeks athletes of the week Dylan Roy, baseballRoy pitched the Dunnellon junior varsity baseball to victory against West Port and closed out the Tigers game against Belleview to help team secure third place finish in Marion County Junior Varsity tournament. Jillian Heinritz, softballThe sophomore right-hander tossed a gem Friday against Citrus, recording a one-hitter against the Lady Hurricanes. Heinritz allowed 3 walks and had a great defensive game as the Lady Tigers finished tied for first in District 5A-6 standings. Jillian Heinritz Dylan Roy DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY SUNCOAST PRIMARY CARE SPECIALISTS RIVERLANDEDUCATION/SPORTS 12 Riverland News, Thursday, April 10, 2014 5 DMS students get scholarships Dunnellon Middle School celebrated an awesome event April 1 as the Take Stock in Children caravan arrived to inform five students they would be receiving a two-year college scholarship. Students who received the scholarships included Ethan Burns, Jacob Hicks, Danielle Rodriguez, Rebecca Ray and Emily Weaver. Congratulate these students when you see them. They have put a lot of hard work and effort into earning these very limited in number scholarships. We would also like to say thank you to our staff who have worked with these students during their time at Dunnellon Middle School and Donna Durden for her guidance and assistance with facilitating the entire Take Stock in Children process. We are not done bragging yet. On Saturday, the Dunnellon Middle School SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Club members, Amber Dudley and Sayra Loya, and two advisors attend the 25th annual SAVE Summit in Raleigh, N.C., at the North Carolina State McKimmon Center. These young adults will experience informational sessions given Special to the Riverland NewsTake Stock in Children presented five students with two-year college scholarships. Pictured, from left, are: Nora Travieso; Reginald Rocker, assistant principal; Erika Jones, school psychologist/mentor; Delbert Smallridge, principal; Ethan Burns, scholarship recipient; Jacob Hicks, scholarship recipient; Donna Durden, guidance counselor; Danielle Rodriguez, scholarship recipient; Rebecca Ray, scholarship recipient; Carmella Samler, instructional coach; Emily Weaver, scholarship recipient; Stephen Ames, behavior specialist; and Donna Scroggie, Public Education Foundations Take Stock committee. PRINCIPALS OFFICE Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal Lady Tigers snap slide, topple district leader Citrus Entering a critical District 5A-6 showdown with Citrus High School in the midst of a three-game losing streak, the Dunnellon High School softball team snapped its slide Friday and made a statement in the process as the Lady Tigers toppled the Lady Canes, 3-0, at home. Freshman Megan Howard provided the back-breaking blow in a scoreless game, delivering a two-run single in a three-run fourth inning backing Jillian Heinritzs pitching gem. It was Howards first career varsity start. She finished the game going 2-for-3 I hoped that I would do well and support the team, Howard admitted, but I didnt expect to lead the team in RBIs for the night. Heinritz, the sophomore right-hander hurled a onehitter against Citrus, striking out one and walking three as Dunnellon handed the Lady Hurricanes their second district loss. I felt like every pitch was working, Heinritz said, praising her defense for their performance. They were flawless. I trusted them. Photos by TERRALYNN FORD & CATHERINE CASTANEDA/For the Riverland NewsAs several team members assist, Sergio Aponte, center, operates the robots controls during a match at the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition in Fort Lauderdale. DHS Robotics team competes at statewide competition JULIE MANCINI For the Riverland News Football title games to be played at DHSThe FSYFL 8-on-8 football Regional Championships will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ned Love Field. Cost is $4 per person for those 12 and older; $1 for those 6 to 12; 5 and younger are free. The Tri-County Gladiators, which consists of players from Dunnellon, Belleview and Inverness, will play at 3 p.m. against Brandon Elite. Proceeds from gate admissions and concession stand sales will benefit the Dunnellon High School Football Booster Club. The complete scheduled is: TINY MITE DIVISION D1 Northside Colts vs. Plant City Dolphins, 11 a.m. Field 1. D2 Bradford Tornadoes vs. Pinecrest Pilots, 11 a.m. Field 2. Mitey Mite Division D1 Bradford Tornadoes vs. Plant City Dolphins, Noon, Field 1. D2 Northside Colts vs. South Lake Eagles, Noon, Field 2. PEEWEE DIVISION D1 Northside Colts vs. Brandon Elite, 1 p.m., Field 1. D2 Bradford Tornadoes vs. Pinecrest Pilots, 2 p.m. Field 2. SUPERS DIVISION D2 Plant City Dolphins vs. Pinecrest Pilots, 1 p.m., Field 2. MIDGET DIVISION D1 Tri-County Gladiators vs. Brandon Elite, 3 p.m., Field 1. D2 Bradford Tornadoes vs. Plant City Dolphins, 3 p.m. Field 2. JV DIVISION D1 East Marion Mustangs vs. Plant City Dolphins, 2 p.m., Field 1. D2 Pinecrest Pilots vs. South Lake Eagles, 4 p.m. Field 2. VARSITY DIVISION D2 Bradford Tornadoes vs. Bradford City Cowboys, 4 p.m., Field 1. SPORTS NEWS 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.Catholic church collecting box topsThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box tops and labels can be dropped off at the church office or put in the container in the church narthax. For information, call 4895954.Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For information, visit www.manate ediv.org or call Todd Dunn, commanding officer, at 352-212-5473 or tdunn@manatee div.org. EDUCATION NEWS See DMS page 15 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Dunnellon earns No. 2 seed for district tournament See TIGERS page 15 Terralynn Ford, Robert Kruger, Angel Padilla and Sergio Aponte talk with members from another team in the pit area. Because the teams were matched three against three, the teams were encouraged to make friends so they could work together. See ROBOTO page 19


Riverland News, Thursday, April 10, 2014 13 In its second year, Dunnellon Highs RIOT (Robotics Is Our Thing) Robotics team competed in the regional FIRST Competition April 3 to April 5 against 46 other teams in Fort Lauderdale. Clockwise from above left: Dunnellons robot, 4562, stands ready to engage for the first ten seconds during the autonomous part of the match. Alec Waldrop, Brett Mayes and Josh Haught busy themselves Friday in the pit. Kayla Reed records the robots progress after a match so the team could troubleshoot and strategize for the next match. The different teams dressed up and wore costumes in order to vie for the team spirit award. This conga line features mascots from many schools enjoying themselves. After the first match Friday, Brett Mayes changes the robots battery.Photos by TERRALYNN FORD & CATHERINE CASTANEDA/ For the Riverland NewsRobot mania


14 Riverland News, Thursday, April 10, 2014 Rainbows End Golf Course, voted one of the top nine-hole courses in the state by Golf Digest in 2013, has been bustling with activity, owner Don Delaney said. The municipal course will host its first night golf outing Saturday. In addition to the night golf, the course hosts a Tuesday Twilight League, which is now underway. The points game starts at 5:30 p.m. Entry fee is $20 and includes fees, cart, closest to pin prize, year ending championship and three-place payout prizes. The event is open to all players. Show up by 5:15 p.m. and the pro shop will establish your points quota. Also, a side skins game is available. The event is limited to the first 40 players. For information or to sign up, call 489-4566. Clockwise from above left: Jim Fredener walks along the sixth fairway recently at Rainbows End Golf Course as his wife and playing partner, Pam, follows closely behind. Sami Frasier drives her dad, Jim, around the course. Sami Fraiser sits on Heather Laws lap as she plays a game on Laws smart phone while Laws father, Scott, peeks over Frasiers shoulder. Randy Loock of Morriston blasts out of the sand trap on the third hole at the nine-hole municipal course. Ken Adams watches his chip shot onto the ninth green as his wife, Betsy, looks on.Photos by JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland NewsStroke of luck


Though the victory pulled the Lady Tigers into a tie for first place in the District 5A-6 standings, Dunnellon earned the second seed for the district tournament which begins Tuesday at Citrus High School. The Lady Tigers will play at 5 p.m. Tuesday against Crystal River, which has logged two consecutive victories versus Dunnellon. Both of those wins came on the road. The tiebreaker for the top seed, which Citrus earned, came down to the number of district road wins. Citrus earned one more than the Lady Tigers, earning the right to play Lecanto, the fourth seed in the semifinals. We played an outstanding game, said Dunnellon first-year coach Ashley Clark, whose team improved to 10-7 overall and 4-2 in the district while emphasizing the importance of the performances of Heinritz and Howard. I feel like it was a big win for us going into the tournament and the girls were excited to play such a solid game, defensively. Fridays performance was the opposite of the Lady Tigers return from Spring Break on April 2 against Belleview. The Lady Rattlers, one of the top teams in the region, blanked Dunnellon, 10-0. Belleview ace Jamie Adams held the Lady Tigers to two hits, as Courtney Heinritz and Jody Weber both had one each. Dunnellon closed out the regular season Tuesday at Ocala Vanguard. Results were not available at press time. Memorial golf tourney slatedThe 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 four-person 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 go to the DHS football program. For information, contact Deana Miley at 465-6745, email deana.miley@marion. k12.fl.us, or mail at P.O. 264, Dunnellon, FL 34430.Disc golf seminars scheduled monthlyMarion County Parks and Recreation is offering an introduction to disc golf, a sport that combines elements of Frisbee and traditional golf and that emphasizes hand-eye coordination and lowimpact fitness. This free program will be offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. the second and fourth Saturdays monthly, and will be at Brick City Adventure Park at 1211 SE 22nd Road, Ocala. The program is open to residents 6 years of age and older; participants will receive an introduction to the sport and light technical instruction that includes how to putt, drive for distance and place the disc near the basket. For information, call at 352-671-8560 or email parks@marion countyfl.org. by guest speakers and then move into breakout sessions for them to enjoy. We are delighted Dudley and Loya will have this experience as they build better organizational and leadership skills as well as gain confidence in expressing their own thoughts and ideas for any future endeavors. We want to extend a huge thank you to our SAVE Club advisers, Cynthia Wise, Nicholas Johnson and Dean Rose Thomas for the role they play daily in guiding our young people. The Dunnellon Middle School Advanced Band will participate in the Florida Bandmaster Performance Assessment on Saturday at Lake Minneola High School in Minneola. The Advanced Band members, and band director, Anthony Soldano, will report to the DMS Campus at 6:30 a.m. to load the bus that will depart at 6:45 for Lake Minneola High School. Band members will return to campus at approximately noon. We wish Advanced Band members good luck and to thank them for a year of dedication to their music and their academic studies. These young musicians are: Jamil Bess, Ethan Burns, Eduardo Escalante, Yoander Ferrer, Kayla Gandy, Jacob Harris, Tyler Hart, Joshua Kerrick, 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. Free tutoring continues to be offered at Dunnellon Middle School, in both morning and afternoon sessions. Tutoring will be offered through the end of May. 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 on to high school. It is not too late if you would like your student to join either the morning or afternoon session. Please have your student take advantage of this additional assistance in their core subjects. For a parent consent form, call 4656720. FCAT testing will begin Monday, April 14, and run through Friday, May 2. We will post the exact schedule on the DMS Website and in the Riverland News as soon as it is available. 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.Attendance mattersParents we all want our children to be more successful than we are and working toward gaining a high school diploma is a key to that better life. To ensure that key is received, ensure your child comes to school every day now while in middle school. While in middle school your student is gaining the necessary skills and foundations for a high school education and gaining that key that will give them a brighter future. 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Inglis Ave., Inglis Monday-Saturday (352) 465-1199 20021 SW 111th Place., Dunnellon (Across from WalMart) Hypertension Gynecology HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES: CITRUS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SEVEN RIVERS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Heart Disease Womens Health Diabetes Mens Health Arthritis Physicals Wellness Screening Anxiety Happy Holidays 000HQ61 000HV5F Scheduled of EventsTODAY 7:30 a.m. FFA vegetable ID practice. 3:40 to 4:30 p.m. Chorus practice. 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Girls Bible study. SATURDAY 6:30 a.m. Advanced Band at Florida Bandmaster Performance Assessment at Lake Minneola High School. MONDAY FCAT Testing. 3:40 to 4:45 p.m. Tiger Fit Club. TUESDAY FCAT Testing. 7:30 a.m. FFA vegetable ID practice. 3:40 to 4:30 p.m. Chorus practice. 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. Brain Bowl practice. WEDNESDAY FCAT Testing. DMScontinued from page 12 Masonic Lodge supports education Special to the Riverland NewsMembers of Dunnellon Masonic Lodge No. 136 recently presented checks for $250 each to two teachers to help support local education. The group wanted to adopt two teachers to help with financial contributions to assist in purchasing classroom supplies and help children who can not afford to pay to join the class in field trips. The money came from donations from members and its monthly fundraiser. The Lodge hosts a breakfast the first Saturday monthly. Arthur Lutes, master of Dunnellon Lodge No. 136, is flanked by donation recipients, Terry Weber, left, from Dunnellon Elementary School, and Rebecca Thielemann from Inverness Elementary School. SPORTS BRIEFS T IGERScontinued from page 12


Its time to register your kindergartener for the 2014-15 school year. To enter kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. To register your child in school, the following documentation will be needed: a certified birth certificate; two proofs of residence; immunization certificate; proof of physical examination; and the childs Social Security card. Registration days and times are during normal school hours. For information, call 465-6700. The first 50 completed registrations will receive school supplies.FACT testing informationElementary school students in grades three through five will participate in the annual FCAT tests from April 14 to 24. April 14 and 15, thirdthrough fifth-grade students will take the FCAT reading test and on April 16 and 17, thirdand fourth-graders will take the FCAT math test while fifth-graders will compete in FCAT science exams. From April 21 to 25, fifth-graders will take the FCAT math tests, which are computer based. In order to help your child do their best on the test: Be on time every day. Our goal is to keep tardies to a minimum since testing begins at 8:10 a.m. Students will do their best if they are here early and settled prior to school starting or testing beginning. Drop off begins at 7:20, and students can get breakfast to ensure they are ready for testing. During the testing window, we need to have at least 95 percent of our students taking the FCAT in order to be eligible for an A school grade. It is important for your child to be here every day. Reassure your child that we want them to do their best! We all have strengths and weaknesses. Attendance is very important. Students who are absent will have only a small window of time to make up FCAT. Tardy students will not be permitted to test until makeup times are scheduled. These two assessments measure student growth in reading, math and science (fifth-graders only). The FCAT is just one source of data we review to determine if your child has mastered the Sunshine State Standards for their grade. The FCAT is one source that is used to allow your child to be promoted. FCAT is scored on a scale of 1 to 5. Students must earn a Level 2 to be considered for promotion, however, Level 3 is considered proficient or on grade level. Please know the importance of your child being at school every day of testing and to be on time. FCAT will have makeup sessions, but we have found students are more comfortable testing in their normal testing environment, with their classmates. Review the following policies with your student before testing: Electronic Devices If your student is found with any electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones and smart phones, at any time during testing or during breaks, his or her test will be invalidated, which means it will not be scored. The best practice is for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing. Testing Rules Acknowledgment The writing test includes a testing rules acknowledgment, which states: I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated. Prior to testing, test administrators will read the rules to students, and students must acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by signing their names under the statement. Discussing test content after testing The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign the acknowledgment states: After the test, you may not discuss the writing prompt with anyone. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If students are found sharing information about test items, even without the intent to cheat, their tests will be invalidated. Leaving Campus If your student leaves campus before completing the test for an appointment, illness, etc. he or she will not be allowed to complete the test. If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on the makeup day. If you have any questions related to this test administration, contact Mrs. Clark at 465-6700. For information about the statewide assessment program, visit fcat.fldoe. org.Kindergarten graduation picsKindergartners will have their graduation pictures taken Wednesday, April 16. If you wish to purchase your childs pictures, be sure to send all orders with payment for pictures in with your child April 16.Schedule of events Friday, April 18 No school, Good Friday. 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NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 12, 2014, in the above-styled cause, the Clerk of the Court, David Ellsperman, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at www.marion.r ealfor eclose.com in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 11:00 am on April 21, 2014, the following described property: Lots 15, 16 & 17, Block P, Regal Park, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book F, Page 77, Public Records of Marion County. Locally known as 2180 NW 65th Street, Ocala, Florida, a vacant lot. Parcel ID 1328-016-015 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: March 27, 2014 /s/ Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. 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The fiduciary lawyer-client privilege in Section 90.5021 applies with respect to the personal representative and any attorney employed by the personal representative. Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of administration is served who challenges the validity of the will or codicils, qualification of the personal representative, venue, or the jurisdiction of the court is required to file any objection with the court in the manner provided in the Florida Probate Rules WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the date that is 3 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on that person, or those objections are forever barred. A petition for determination of exempt property is required to be filed by or on behalf of any person entitled to exempt property under Section 732.402, WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the later of the date that is 4 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on such person or the date that is 40 days after the date of termination of any proceeding involving the construction, admission to probate, or validity of the will or involving any other matter affecting any part of the exempt property, or the right of such person to exempt property is deemed waived. An election to take an elective share must be filed by or on behalf of the survivng spouse entitled to an elective share under Section 732.201 -732.2155 WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the earlier of the date that is 6 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on the surviving spouse, or an attorney in fact or a guardian of the property of the surviving spouse, or the date that is 2 years after the date of the decedents date. The time for filing an election to take an elective share may be extended as provided in the Florida Probate Rules. Personal Representative: By:/s/ Beverly L. Brandon 8350 NW 51st Manor, Coral Springs, Florida 33067 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kellean K. Truesdell, Florida Bar Number: 0935360 Attorney for Beverly L. Brandon, Petitioner Law Firm of Kellean K. Truesdell, P.A. 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482 Telephone: (352)873-4141, Fax: (352)873-4855, E-Mail: lawfirm@truesdell.net Secondary E-Mail: kellean.truesdell@truesdell.net April 3 & 10, 2014. 405-0410 RIV Bennett, Gyneth S. 2014CP439 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014CP439 IN RE: ESTATE OF GYNETH S. BENNETT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GYNETH S. BENNETT, deceased, whose date of death was January 27, 2014, File Number 2014CP439, 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 April 3, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ ONALEE T. BRILEY 592 S.E. Defender Drive, Lake City, Florida 32025 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 April 3 & 10, 2014. 408-0417 RIV Sanchez, Ramon E 2014-CP-0507 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2014-CP-0507 IN RE: ESTATE OF RAMON E SANCHEZ a/k/a RAMON E SANCHEZ-RAMOS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Ramon E. Sanchez a/k/a Ramon E Sanchez-Ramos, deceased, whose date of death was November 30, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. 409-0417 RIV Nardini, Loretta 2014 CP 456 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 2014 CP 456 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF LORETTA NARDINI Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Loretta Nardini, deceased, whose date of death was February 20, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, FL 34478. The names and addresses of the personal representative, and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 10, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Dana Augur 99 Oxbow Ln., Northford, Connecticut 06472 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ PATRICK L. SMITH, ESQ., Attorney Florida Bar Number: 27044 Law Office of Joseph F. Pippen, Jr. & Associates 179 US Hwy 27, Suite F, Clermont, FL 34711 Telephone: (352) 241-8760 Fax: (352) 241-0220 E-Mail: patricksmith@attypip.com Secondary E-Mail: becky@attypip.com April 10 & 17, 2014. 411-0417 RIV Lishok, Irene Pauline 2014CP502 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014CP502 IN RE: ESTATE OF IRENE P. LISHOP a/k/a IRENE PAULINE LISHOK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of IRENE P. LISHOK a/k/a IRENE PAULINE LISHOK, deceased, whose date of death was February 13, 2014, File Number 2014CP502, 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 April 10, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ JOSEPH J. LISHOK, JR. 1720 Highland Oaks Way, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30243 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 April 10 & 17, 2014. 412-0417 RIV Nickl, Robert O. 2014 CP 505 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014 CP 505 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT O. NICKL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT O. NICKL, deceased, whose date of death was February 23, 2014, File Number 2014 CP 505, 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. 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Riverland News, Thursday, April 10, 2014 19 000HVOA 000HL0F Alistair W. Co, MD Family Practice Alex T. Villacastin, MD Internal Medicine Catherine P. Sembrano-Navarro, MD Family Practice Maria N. Villacastin, ARNP Family Nurse Practitioner Shiela M. Villacastin, ARNP Adult Nurse Practitioner Alexander T. Villacastin, ARNP Adult Nurse Practitioner Lawrence John Stawkowski, PA Physician Assistant M o d e r n M e d i c i n e M o d e r n M e d i c i n e M o d e r n M e d i c i n e t h e O l d F a s h i o n e d W a y t h e O l d F a s h i o n e d W a y t h e O l d F a s h i o n e d W a y 000HTT7 THREE LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT CITRUS COUNTY 10489 N Florida Ave., Citrus Springs/Dunnellon, FL 34434 (352) 489-2486 3733 E Gulf to Lake Hwy. (SR 44), Inverness, FL 34453 (352) 341-5520 7991 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34446 (352) 382-8282 Primary Care Services Womens Health Stress Testing Hypertension Control Minor Surgical Procedures Arthritis Care Adult Physicals Infection Care Diabetes & Cholesterol Control Cardiovascular & Neurological Disease Treatment Primary Care Services Womens Health Stress Testing Hypertension Control Minor Surgical Procedures Arthritis Care Adult Physicals Infection Care Diabetes & Cholesterol Control Cardiovascular & Neurological Disease Treatment Affiliated with Citrus Memorial Health System Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center West Florida Medical Associates NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS We continue to see the patients of Dr. Susana Donaire, Dr. Shirley Ice & Dr. Carlos Gonzales 000HBD7 riverlandnews.com and Saturday. The closing ceremony and awards were Saturday. What does this mean for RIOT? Well, first they had to raise a lot of money, several thousand dollars, so they could compete. Then, they had to build a robot that would meet the challenge created by the founders. Our funding was the beginning of our problems to solve, because without the money, we could not design a robot, said Don Slocum, the Robotics Club sponsor. After the robot money was collected, we then had to design it around the instructions we were given by FIRST Robotics. This years challenge was called Aerial Assist. The play consists of two competing alliances of three robots each, a red team and a blue team. On a flat 27-foot-by-54-foot field straddled by a lighting truss suspended 5 feet above the floor, the robots must make as many goals as possible during a 2minute, 30-second match. The more the three robots on the team work together, the more points their alliance receives. The top robots in this competition have the opportunity to compete in the championships in St. Louis at the end of the month. Many of the design efforts were done by the team that was designated to build the robot, Slocum explained. We all wanted a design that would be durable and dependable, so we just decided on the catapult to be the design of choice. The team had six weeks to build the robot. When we were done, we tested it many times before the time was up and we had to put it in the bag and seal it up, Slocum said. We didnt get much time to test it through practice; however, we were confident that it would work very well. Calvert explained some team members took the robot to Forest High School to practice with their team. The team ran into some issues during the April 3 practice day. The electronics werent hooked up to the (convention) centers Internet, Calvert said. The match begins with a 10-second autonomous period in which the robot begins with a ball and tries to score without a driver operating the controls. In other words, the robot has to be preprogrammed to make the goal in that period. For the rest of the match, the drivers control the robots remotely from behind a protective wall. During this period, each team of three has just one ball that they can launch over the truss or attempt to put through the high and low goals on the far side of the field. Tryouts were held for drive team with Sergio Aponte and Robert Kruger being great candidates, said Angel Padilla, senior team member, who helped write code for the robots programming. Robert was the driver in the 2013 competition, Padilla said, noting this year he was a spotter, assisting Aponte. The robots earn points during eight or nine qualifying competitions. In between, the students return with their robots to the pit where they repair or tweak their robots as needed and try to strategize with the students on the team that was in their next alliance. Because of the emphasis on teamwork, the event is referred to as a coopertition. We ran into many glitches along the way, Slocum said. Everything from broken bolts to cables, parts bending, parts breaking. We had all kinds of little things, but everyone worked together to make them go away very quickly. The pit was also the place where judges would stop by and ask questions. Answering the questions correctly could mean more recognition for the team. There were 25 different awards that could be earned in the 2014 season, including awards for safety, team spirit, creativity and design. FIRST offers many scholarships for students, and not all of them are strictly for students studying in the engineering/robotics field. Both Calvert and Padilla said they would attempt to earn FIRST scholarships. It was truly amazing to see how everyone on the team pulled together when things were going wrong or when things were going right they were encouraging to one another, Slocum said. I tried to mentor them in a way that would allow them to use their own judgment on solving problems and they performed very, very well. Slocums goals are for the team to earn a spot in the finals and go on to nationals next year. We have high hopes of next year learning from all the mistakes and the advice from other teams, he said, and watching how things are done from those who have more experience than us. ROBOTOcontinued from page 12 Jesse Roberts, James Dolloff, Robert Kruger, Sergio Aponte and club sponsor Don Slocum pose Friday before putting the robot onto the field before a match at the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition in Fort Lauderdale.


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