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Thursday, April 20, 2014 Vol 32 No. 25 75 cents Law enforcement plans crackdown on tubers Recreational water users will likely see a sight they havent encountered the past few summers when they make their way to the Rainbow River as residents who live along the pristine public waterway will get their wish: an increased law enforcement presence. In addition to the increased presence on the river, Marion County Commissioners are likely to pass a new ordinance at its May 20 meeting reducing fines from more than $200 as well as a misdemeanor charge to a $50 fine, much like the city of Dunnellons ordinance passed several years ago. Those arent the long changes being made to curb what residents have considered a longtime problem: rowdy, drunken recreational water users, mainly tubers. Marion County officials will pay to have an off-duty officer from the Dunnellon Police Department stationed at Blue Run Park (Tubers Exit) on weekends; employees at KP WHATS HAPPENING 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 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.Dessert tasting to benefit Little LeagueDunnellon Little League will host a dessert tasting event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at the American Legion Hall at 10730 U.S. 41. Proceeds from the event will benefit Dunnellon Little League. Three local judges will vote for the best three desserts. There will be a Peoples Choice Award voted on by the attendees. Tickets are $5 each and include three samples. Tickets are limited. For information or to purchase tickets, call Mathew at 489-0099.Musical evening to benefit WilliamsLocal musician Dane Myers is organizing a night of music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Dunnellon Train Depot to benefit the Charlene Williams Kidney Fund. Myers band, The Dane Myers Band, will perform his original pop music favorites during the event. The concert comes weeks after the release of his CD, This Changes Everything. The new CD will also be on sale during the evening. Proceeds from the sale of both the tickets and CD will benefit Williams. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the Grumbles House, the Dunnellon Police Department and at Dr. Dane Myers office. Orders also may be placed at danemyers music.com. Agencies band together in hopes of calmer summer on Rainbow River JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TUBERS page 3 Signs of boom long faded The signs that Dunnellon was at one time a bustling boomtown have largely faded throughout the years. There are scattered about a few businesses using the Boomtown moniker and a nice historical marker near Vogt Springs that I have been passing for 40 years without stopping to read, yet. If you look closely enough you can see a few places where there have been subtle alterations to the environment. Thats if you consider a 1,000-foot-wide water-filled pit a subtle alteration. Residents of the Blue Cove subdivision have a wonderful waterfront view of a sizable lake as pretty as the name leads you to believe. I suspect that few, if any, of todays residents realize that when Mr. Dunn and his associates developed the town he had his mapmakers plat roads through the forest that has now become Blue Cove. The residents of the town have made a similar transformation since the Boomtown days. Todays population of blue-collar workers and retirees is unremarkable when compared to the boomtown crowd of gamblers, moonshiners, gunfighters and speculators. During boom time, Dunnellon had its share of blue-collar workers, laborers numbered into the thousands at one point, but the boomtown was no place to Riverland News file photosGage Lopez points to a relative as he enjoys a ride on the midway during Boomtown Days Dunnellon 2013. This years event kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Downtown Historic District, with the crowning of the Boomtown Mayor at 10, followed by the Little Miss and Mister Dunnellon Pageant at 11 on the main stage. Admission is $2 per person; children 5 and younger are free. Annual Boomtown Days Dunnellon kicks off Saturday The Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce plans to turn back the clock to the 1889 era when phosphate was found. This discovery turned the small community of Dunnellon into a Boomtown. The original boom came when one of the early settlers, Albertus Vogt, realized there was phosphate here while he was sinking his well. The first company to start up after finding the phosphate was called Marion Phosphate Company. Then Vogt, with ownership interest in the company, started the Dunnellon Phosphate Company in 1890. The phosphate mines brought a huge boom to Dunnellon with a lot of prospectors, speculators and wealth. The Boomtown celebration was originally centered around the Queen of the Rainbow beauty pageant held in what is now Rainbow Springs State Park, according to Viola Soffe, president of the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce. It was in the early 1970s when the Boomtown celebration was moved to the Historic District, Soffe said. That is when we added the arts, crafts and entertainment. It is still not too late to become a candidate for the position of Dwight PorterTALES OF TIME Get ready to rock at Americana Music Fest JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsQueen of the Rainbow Contestants, from left, Savannah Joiner, Ashlyn Whelchel, Kaitlyn Hanley and Katie Wallace will compete in the pageant at 1 p.m. Sunday. For more about the contestants, see Page 6.Royal fanfareENTERTAINMENT LINEUPSATURDAY 9 a.m. Renee Gricks, deejay and singer. 9:30 Cade Shultz, 12-year-old singer will perform country, pop and broadway. Schultz was winner at the Citrus County Fair Grounds karaoke contest. 10 Tammy Shultz, singer will perform Broadway and pop songs. 10:30 Tammy and Cade Shultz Mother-daughter will sing pop and gospel. 11 Little Mr. and Miss Dunnellon pageant. Noon Dunnellon Middle School Band 1:30 p.m. Jillian Capps, 12year-old singer will perform Broadway and pop songs. 2 Chloe Popper, 8-year-old will sing pop and gospel. 2:30 Saliah Conley, 14-year-old will sing pop, Broadway and opera. 3 Royal Tees Sisters performing pop and acapella fourpart harmony. 4 Al King, blues and jazz band. SUNDAY 9 a.m. Renee Gricks, deejay and singer. 9:30 Saliah Conley, 14-year-old will sing pop, Broadway and opera. 10 Mattie Gibbs, 12-year-old will sing country. 10:30 Iris Escobar, winner of Citrus County Fairs karaoke contest will perform Broadway and Russian musical numbers. 11 Alexa Hastings and Amanda Selph will sing gospel music. 11:30 to 1 p.m. Cote Deonath, local Elvis Tribute Artist. 1 to 2 p.m. Queen of the Rainbow. 2:30 to 4 Rollin, local band will perform blues, country and southern rock. ROYAL FANFARE: After a one-year hiatus, the annual Queen of the Rainbow pageant will take center stage once again during the Boomtown Days Dunnellon festival./PAGE 6 LITTLE MISS & MISTER DUNNELLON: Contestant photos and bios./PAGE 6 DID YOU KNOW? Julie Mancini provides a brief historical glimpse of Boomtown Days Dunnellon./PAGE 16 MORE INSIDE AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See BOOM page 16 See TALES page 16 While the west end of Pennsylvania Avenue will be booming Saturday with the longtime Boomtown Days Dunnellon festival, the east end will be rocking with the second annual Americana Music Fest. The event kicks off at noon at Swampys Grill on the Rainbow River. Barbecue dinners will be available for $8 a plate, which can be ordered for dining in or takeout. In addition to the meal, a silent auction for items will take place. Despite a cold, wet afternoon, the event was a hit in 2013, said Carswell Ponder of Boys & Girls Club of Marion County. In spite of the weather we had a decent crowd, sold out of barbecue and made money for the club, Ponder said. The people who attended the Event gets underway at noon at Swampys JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See MUSIC page 2 Scott Dalziel will perform at the second annual Americana Music Festival at Swampys.Special to the Riverland News


Knights to host dinner danceThe Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Country Western Dinner Dance, featuring an encore performance by the Country Sunshine Band, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 7525 U.S. 41. The evening includes a country style dinner, cash bar, 50/50, basket raffles and a door prize. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the church office, from the Knights or by calling 489-6221 for tickets/table reservations.Annual Rainbow River cleanup slatedThe 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 volunteer, call Jerry Rogers at 489-4648. For directions to Rio Vista Park, visit www.RainbowRiver Conservation.com. event last year liked the event and when asked, most said they would like for us to do it again this year. So, here we are preparing for the second annual Americana Music Fest. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch, where Boys & Girls Club of Marion County officials recently celebrated the opening of the clubs new facility at 2007 SW 110 St. Among the musicians set to perform include Wound Tight, Jamie Davis, Backwater Bluegrass as well Dunnellons own Scott Dalziel (half of the Scott and Michelle Dalziel duo) and Nathan Whitt, mayor. It feels great knowing that our music helps in building a safer community for our kids now and for the future, Scott Dalziel said about his and his wifes, Michelle, music. She played the inaugural event a year ago; however, cannot perform this year, because of work obligations. Its not a personal thing for me, he said. Its a community thing. Were part of it and together we can build a stronger better one by returning. We see the difference we make each year. Its like playing at home. You know youre loved. Officials are very excited about this event, Ponder said, stressing there will be plenty of good food, good music and interesting auction items with the beautiful Rainbow River as the backdrop. How could it get any better than that? he questioned. Sharing the stage, so to speak with Boomtown Days, could benefit both events. We feel having it on the first day of Boomtown Days will be a win-win for Dunnellon and for the Boys & Girls Club, Ponder said. We should complement each other with visitors taking advantage of more things to do that weekend. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, April 24, 2014 000HXGM Expires 5/31/14. In-County Only Name _____________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________ State __________ Zip __________ Phone ________________ Email __________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill Me Sign up online Promo Code: MOM Clip, complete and mail to: for the year $ 22 00 $ 22 00 Give Mom the best of local news, events, coupons and more! Give Mom the best of local news, events, coupons and more! 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 Call 352-489-2731 www.riverlandnews.com 000HZUK FOOD BEER WINE 000I02O 10155 Hwy. 484, Dunnellon, at Hwy. 200 352-237-6262 SLAP SOME MAMA DS IN YOUR MOUTH! With This Coupon. Excluding Beverages. 000HU5L Member A.I.P.B. & N.A.T.P. Florida Notary Public Payroll Service David J. Ratchford Bookkeeping & Tax Service 1400 SW Valencia Heights Ave. Dunnellon, FL 34431-2025 Phone / Fax: 352-465-0814 Cell Phone: 352-220-7585 Personal Small Business Corporate E-mail: beancount29@bellsouth.net Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000I0GI Boomtown proclamation JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsMayor Nathan Whitt, right, presented Viola Soffe, president of the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, with a proclamation at the April 12 City Council meeting, recognizing Saturday and Sunday as Boomtown Days Dunnellon. COMMUNITY BRIEFS MUSICcontinued from page 1 AARP Driver Safety Class slatedAn AARP Driver Safety Program for those 50 and older which, with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $20 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $15. Bring your AARP card with you. This course will be at 1 p.m. 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. COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Garden club plans monthly meetingThe Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. today 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. For information, call Alice Kennedy at 465-3002.Nonprofit group slates yard saleChristians In Action (CIA) will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. For information, call Geri Davis 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660.Springs Festival slated SaturdayThe 13th annual Marion County Springs Festival will be Saturday 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. Agency participating in fundraiserThe Annie W. Johnson Service Center of Dunnellon, a United Way organization, will participate in the $1 million giveaway Helping End Hunger in America effort by the Feinstein Foundation. Donors can help the needy in Citrus and Marion counties by donating to Annie Johnson Service Center, especially during March and April when the Feinstein Foundation will be adding money to all donations. All money and food collected stays in Citrus and Marion counties. For information, call 489-8021. Hole will use an alcohol wand to screen drinks; and the tubing-only side of Rainbow Springs State Park will ban coolers. The biggest thing we accomplished is the awareness of the horrific trespassing and abuse of the river, said resident Sherry Evans, who spearheaded the Rainbow River Stakeholders and is also the wife of vice mayor, Dennis Evans. The communication is in place. Thats the biggest thing of all. However, more volunteers are needed at the county-run park as well as the state park, which doesnt have the funding to purchase an alcohol wand. The grop will meet at end of season to get input about how this season went, Evans said.. Both the state and county absolutely welcome any volunteers, Evans said, noting we need more funding. There are too many people, not enough enforcement. Planning for a highprofile law enforcement presence as well as changes in rules began months ago when the initial Rainbow River Stakeholders met in March. After the initial meeting, two more closed-door meetings among parties were scheduled, Evans said, noting more could be accomplished with 10 people in a room as opposed to more than 50. I do want to thank these people, she said. Everyone who attended did not placate me, nor belittle me. I got nothing but respect and help. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Those in attendance praised the plans, but several believed more needs to be done in coming years, such as implementing a capacity load as well as establishing guidelines for commercial use for businesses who operate through a public facility. To me, capacity is extreme issue, Evans said. Burt Eno, president of Rainbow River Conservation, agreed. Sherry you alluded to the crux of problem, Eno said. There are far more people on the river than ever as in past years. It scares us to think, the state is running that particular (tube) run two to three times a day. Its a money-making operation. Theres no carrying capacity. Eno explained he and Bill Vibbert, a fellow member of the RRC, wrote a letter to the Senate environmental committee about the springs bill that is coming forward. It doesnt address the impact of recreation on the river, its had an awful impact on wildlife, he said, explaining the RRC made a push for state lawmakers to include a provision granting overall authority of the springs and river to a state agency. Its not going to get any place (in the bill) at least this year. The Rainbow River Conservation has focused on carrying capacity for a long, long, long time, Vibbert said, adding the environmental watchdog has yet to succeed in its quest of a capacity limit on the Rainbow River. Vibbert, who had a career managing state parks, said currently the county has no way to manage commercial use and needs to adopt procedures to do so. If youre going to have commercial operate through public facility, they should have a lease agreement so the county can manage capacity, he added, noting the policy should encompass businesses who promote diving, kayakers and other water-related activities. Still, trespassing remains a concern among a number of river residents. Lt. Tim OHara, the Dunnellon district commander for the Marion County Sheriffs Office, said the agency will do the best it can to combat it. However, he added, trespassing is a misdemeanor and authorities must catch a violator in the act. Covering the roads is essential, Lt. OHara said. Commissioner Kathy Bryant, who represents the Dunnellon area, proposed talking to Sheriff Chris Blair about putting a plan together to cover the roadways in the area with estimated costs. She said she would bring the plan to the County Commission about helping pay for the additional costs for the first couple of weekends when the influx of tubers occurs. Beyond that, she said, she couldnt make promises. Tickets being written is going to be really effective, she said. I think that were going to see some things change. Im happy to do what I can do on my end. Nathan Whitt, mayor of Dunnellon and owner/operator of Rainbow River Canoe & Kayaks, told the crowd the three most important aspects of the endeavor are, education, capacity limits and enforcement. Its working, because my customers are coming back talking about seeing people being written tickets, he explained. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, April 24, 2014 RIVER VIEWS The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Sales Leader/Manager John Murphy Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association RIVERLAND NEWS City officials not people, business friendlyDunnellon City does not exist to serve and provide for the common good of its citizens. Quite the opposite, the businesses and citizens are there for the good of the government. President Franklin D. Roosevelt would be proud of the public works project Dunnellon has become and Dunnellon fits the WPA model of the 1930s perfectly; that is the government creating jobs and growing. If the citizens of Dunnellon really want their own police, fire and road departments, coupled with the expensive staffing, they should pay for it. The first step would be to levy a fire assessment fee, which the county has had in place for years. Why would a city, which has its own fire department, not have a fire assessment fee? I am glad to see the Riverland News agrees that a user fee is really a tax. My highly priced water bill, which includes a surcharge, is a user/tax fee. Last year, in a typical Dunnellon management decision, the city tax millage rate was reduced. I assume because the City Council thought Dunnellon was in such good financial shape. I am sure Regions Bank was glad Dunnellon could reduce its tax millage rate due to not paying their lawful debts or even repaying borrowed money from the water fund. I feel good that the city could cut its millage rate, but raise my water bill to borrow later. If Dunnellon citizens really want to keep their services as is, the millage rate should reflect the true cost of running the city. The city does not have to do a referendum on consolidation with the county, just impose a fire assessment fee and raise millage rates to cover true operating cost and gauge the feedback. Just like the recent decision regarding barricades for Boomtown, if you want a service you should pay for it. The city should apply that concept to the city itself. The citys actions and management is destroying the city and harming surrounding areas. The city looks terrible and rundown. What business or person would willingly move to within Dunnellon city limits? The high-tiered water rates hit low income, large families and businesses hard. Couple that fact with the citys refusal to cut unnecessary cost and you get a shrinking city. Bikers are not going to save Dunnellon. No one can spend more money than they bring in unless they can print money. Dunnellon is Limiting capacity on river wrong idea Give me an evening at the ballpark and Im happy. I love the crowds, the cheering, keeping score and the smell of greasy french fries. I also love the sport, especially when my granddaughter is playing. There have been only a handful of her games Ive missed. Watching the red, white and black uniform with No. 9 printed on the back, gives me great pleasure. Dominique graduated from Little League, to Travel Ball and she just completed her first season on the Junior Varsity team at Dunnellon High School. I love the fact that I was once a Tiger, my daughters likewise, and now my granddaughter is, too. She has played all over the diamond, but for her first year with the junior varsity she was happy playing first base. Shes really good at it and even helped turn a few double plays this season. During her Little League years, she had the huge responsibility of being the pitcher, which brought us excitement, yet angst. The whole game seems to ride on the shoulders of that position. It seemed to come so natural to her, but she drifted away from it after a couple of years. I hope one day shell go back to it. There were also seasons she played in the outfield; however, I recall many games when not one ball made it her way. The JV girls had an awesome team this year and were almost undefeated, ending the season 14-2. Both losses were against Belleview who was the only team they struggled against. Eight of the junior varsity games ended early due to being ahead by 10 or more runs. These girls played their hearts out. They ended the season No. 1 in their district, but unfortunately the junior varsity doesnt get to compete in the playoffs. It was extremely disappointing to have such a winning season but not go any farther. I was looking forward to districts and the state playoffs, as I feel they would have done well. But I guess theyll have to wait until next year when many of them will play on the varsity team. It was nice being on a winning team this year. I cannot remember the last time we were this fortunate. There are five to six girls who have been playing together since elementary school, Taylor Turner, Taylor Powell and Hannah Warren to name a few. I think this was the main reason they had such a successful season. Not only do they play well together, but they all seem to get along with no drama. That hardly ever happens when you get a group of girls together for any reason, but especially when competition is involved. Softball has come a long way OPINIONS INVITEDThe opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. THE OTHER GUY LETTERS JERSEY GIRL GUEST COLUMN We would like to address comments made by Mr. (Eddie) Esch directed at the Friends of Dunnellon Christmas Parades use of the city of Dunnellons barricades during our Dunnellon Christmas parade last December. At each of the parade planning meetings and special event meetings held by the city to obtain the proper permitting, a budget was discussed including outstanding topics and who was taking responsibility for the topic or item. Mr. Esch proudly overpromised and under-delivered on almost every aspect of the parade that he personally and professionally committed to. During the special event meetings, the plan from public works and Mr. Esch was to place the barricades along the parade route on Friday during normal working hours and pick them up on Monday during normal working hours, so no city employee would incur overtime for the delivery or pickup of the barricades. This is how it has been done for the past five years that we are aware of. During the parade, the entire route had more than 70 volunteers who placed the barricades in position and stood as the parade route patrol, once the parade ended the volunteer then placed the barricade on the side of the road for the city to pick up Monday as they had committed and directed us to do. In an article dated Nov. 7 in the Riverland News, prior to the parade, Mayor Nathan Whitt and city officials said, theyd waive fees typically associated with such an event, including money to cover the cost of overtime for city workers and law enforcement. In the history of the parade within the past five years, there never has been a barricade overtime fee assessed because it never happened. They were dropped off and picked up during normal working hours. Yet, we received a bill for overtime for public service employees that incurred overtime due to the barricades. Mr. Esch did not communicate that we would be receiving this unexpected bill until days after the parade. Mr. Esch never spoke up during any of the parade planning meetings, or during any email communications between meetings or the two special event meetings to share this important detail. We attempted to resolve this issue on a few occasions because we needed an itemized bill for the unexpected overtime. Why would we pay overtime for these public works employees when the plan the city had during this process was to not incur overtime? If this is the hell Mr. Esch is referring to, then we guess we are guilty for sticking to an approved budget. Please note that we understand the city is not in business to waive everything for free. We did not ask them to do so, but instead City made guarantees, failed to make good Columnist enjoys trek to ballpark Theres a strong feeling among many folks that one of the best ways to protect the Rainbow River is to limit how many people can be allowed on the river. It would certainly be a laudable goal, if it wasnt such a misguided notion. Imagine a family of four showing up at the gates of KP Hole only to be told: Sorry, weve reached our limit today. Please come again. If the government can use taxpayer dollars to patrol the river, enforce rules, pump money into restoration plans, officials should be the last folks to tell the public they cannot use a resource at their pleasure. However, it doesnt mean we shouldnt encourage and educate those recreational users about how best to protect such a wonderful resource. We should certainly research other alternatives, but simply telling folks the river is closed is absurd. It sends a wrong message to visitors, that this is our personal river, please take your tourism dollars elsewhere. It also begs the question, what if the public beats the property owners into the river? Does that mean those people who live along the Rainbow River are willing to abide by the capacity loads? Are you willing to forgo the enjoyment of the Rainbow River to make way for a family of young adventurers to enjoy this wonderful natural gem? Not only would it dampen tourism, it would put a serious dent in a few businesses in town that offer kayak and canoe rentals. You dont think business owners would be embarrassed to tout their services, transport folks to the KP Hole and be told, sorry, were closed. Would we place ropes along public boat ramps? Folks, this isnt Disney World, its Dunnellon. Sure, Disney World can turn folks away, because it is a privately-owned theme park. The Rainbow River is a public waterway; owned by no private corporation or those who live along the river banks. Honestly, I can envision scenes of National Lampoons Family Vacation where the Griswold family makes the cross-country trek to visit the Rainbow River, only to arrive while it was closed because it had reached its capacity limit for the day. We shouldnt limit folks who want to enjoy the Rainbow River. Its as crazy as a theme park closing for repairs in the middle of the summer. See LETTERS page 7 See JERSEY page 11 Audrey Beem Charlene Williams Jeff Bryan Editor See GUEST page 7


Peace Lutheran plans rummage salePeace Lutheran Church will host its annual rummage sale from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be no early sales. The Peace Lutheran Mens Club will assist with selling food and drinks. Peace Lutheran Church, The Church On The Hill, is at 7201 U.S. 41, 5 miles north of downtown Dunnellon. For information, call the church at 489-5881 or visit www.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 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.Catholic church plans flea marketThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host its annual Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in Father Stegeman Hall at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 in Dunnellon. Food will be available for a nominal fee. For information, call 489-3166.Church schedules mission trip St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is planning a mission trip in June to visit Haiti. The small group plans to do construction work on hurricane-damaged properties. The group is collecting new/slightly used childrens clothing and school supplies to take with them for the children of Haiti. To make a donation, including monetary donations to help with shipping costs, call 489-3166 or send checks payable to St. Johns to Haiti Mission 7525 S. U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon FL 34432. Donations sought for Sneaker ProjectHoly Faith Episcopal Church is seeking donations for its end of the school year, Sneaker Project. Monies raised will provide new sneakers for children at Dunnellon and Romeo elementary schools. Donations are needed by May 1. If you can help, mail your contribution to Sneaker Project at Holy Faith Episcopal Church, 19924 W. Blue Cove Road, Dunnellon FL 34432, or stop by the church office Monday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings.For information, call 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. Church schedules monthly fish frySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church, on the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East, will host its monthly fish fry from 4 to 6 p.m. the first Friday monthly through May. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. For information, call 489-5954. Gary Max Chapman, 67Gary Max Chapman, 67, of Morriston, Fla., went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Riverdale, Ga. Gary was born Jan. 10, 1947, to James Willis and Betsie Marie (Lusk) Chapman in Hendersonville, N.C. The family moved to Ft. Lauderdale in 1962 where he lived until he moved to Dunnellon in 1988. Mr. Chapman was employed with True Value for 24 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing, motocross racing, and the mountains of North Carolina. Gary was preceded in death by his father, James Willis Chapman. Surviving family includes his loving wife, Patricia Owens Chapman, who he married Aug. 13, 1967. In addition, he is survived by daughters, Kim Chapman, West Palm Beach, and Leslie Chapman Scott (Michael), Dunnellon; son, Brandon Chapman (Tina), Deltona; nine grandchildren; mother, Betsie Marie (Lusk) Chapman, Hendersonville, N.C.; brothers, George William Chapman (Beth) Callahan, Henry Douglas Chapman (Mary Lynn) Gainesville, Ga., Joseph Richard Chapman (Cindy), Stuart, Timothy Bryan Chapman, Hendersonville, N.C.; sister, Judith Marie Snowden (Fred), Leesburg, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial celebration of the life of Gary Max Chapman will be conducted Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, 19939 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon, Fla., 352-489-2429. The Reverend Larry Pearson will officiate. Family and friends will visit at the Roberts Funeral Home from 2 until service time at 4 p.m. The family prefers, in lieu of flowers, contributions sent to Beautys Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 53, Morriston, FL 32668 in memory of Gary Max Chapman. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon. Riverland News, Thursday, April 24, 2014 5 000HVT5 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 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 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 000HWIG Saturday, April 26 12:00 1:00 Wound Tight 1:25 2:15 Scott & Michelle Dalzie 2:30 3:30 Nathan Whitt 3:45 4:45 Jamie Davis 5:00 6:00 Backwater Bluegrass Dining-In or Take-Out $ 8.00 a plate Exciting Silent Auction Items FREE ADMISSION More Info: Carswell Ponder B&G Club 690-7440 Featuring A Variety of Music Including Blue Grass, Folk, Country & More Come Join Us For Live Music & BBQ at Swampys Grill on The Rainbow River at Dunnellon A BENEFIT FOR THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB IN DUNNELLON 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 D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Communion Worship Service 8:00 AM Praise Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Building the Kingdom in Everything We Do 352-489-4026 www.fumc-dunnellon.org 000HIT1 Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Pastor R.D. Hess (352) 489-1788 Sunday (Nursery & Childrens Church Provided) Wednesday AWANA 6:30 PM Youth Group 6:30 PM Bible Study 7:00 PM 8 1 / 2 Miles North of Dunnellon Off of Highway 41, Left at Church Sign on SW 5 th Place 000HIUR 000HEB9 489-2685 Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. 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6 Riverland News, Thursday, April 24, 2014 After a one-year hiatus, the annual Queen of the Rainbow pageant will take center stage once again during the Boomtown Days Dunnellon festival. The 60-plus year pageant will be at 1 p.m. Sunday on the Main Stage during the festival. This years contestants include Kaitlyn Hanley, Savannah Joiner, Katie Wallace, and Ashlyn Whelchel. The four young women participating are all wellrounded and extremely involved students at Dunnellon High School. At the pageant, each one will present a platform, a cause she chooses to volunteer her time in order to address and contribute to solving a problem. Kaitlyn Hanley, 18, is a senior who has taken many advanced courses including Advanced Placement chemistry, literature and composition, and language and composition. She has been involved in various performing arts clubs such as color guard for two years, band in which she has played the trumpet for five years, and Drama club for three years. Through drama, Hanley has been in plays such as the production, Rescuing Max for Citrus County Hospice. She will attend Florida Atlantic University in the fall to study mechanical engineering. The subject runs in her family. Both her stepfather and sister have careers in the field. Its interesting and challenging, said Hanley, whod like to work at a nuclear plant, such as Duke Energy. As for her platform, Hanley will promote the DHS Color Guard program to the community. If Hanley wins, she plans to donate her winnings to the program. They need it for next season and new equipment, she explained. Savannah Joiner, 17, is a junior who is currently taking Advanced Placement Chemistry and Physics and plans to enroll in classes at the College of Central Florida this summer as well as fully dual enroll at CF her senior year. Outside of the classroom, Joiner has been a cheerleader for five years and captained all three varsity squads at in football, basketball and competitive cheer. She is involved in gymnastics at Legendz of Ocala and has coached a Pop Warner cheerleading team of 7to 9-yearold girls. Joiner has participated in Relay for Life and Harmony in the Streets, a summer camp presented by The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Inc. and Marion County Sheriffs Office for children 6 to 12 years old at Rainbow Springs State Park. Joiners plans for the future are to attend college to become a pharmacist. I love chemistry and physics and it would be a really good job, Joiner said. I always mixed things when I was little and I want to be in the lab making stuff. Her current position at Publix Supermarket opens doors for her to work with people in the Publix Pharmacy for on-the-job training. Additionally, Publix will help Joiner financially by contributing to paying for her college tuition. I thought it would be a good opportunity to have more people recognize me and open more connections, Joiner said about why she entered the pageant. Along with the scholarship prize and potential addition to applications, she was encouraged to keep the pageant tradition alive in Dunnellon by Ria Curty, a cheerleading coach and teacher at DHS. I also hope to bond with the other (Queen of the) Rainbow contestants, Joiner said. The next hopeful in line for the crown is junior Katie Wallace. At 18, Wallace is greatly involved in fine arts at Dunnellon High School including the color guard and winter guard, both of which she has been a part of throughout high school and plans to continue into her senior year, and Drama club, where she has starred in the fall play, Rescuing Max and the spring play, That was No Lady, That was a Private Eye. Wallace also participated in two talent shows at DHS, taking first place in the acting category in 2012, and entered the CREATE competition sponsored by the Marion County Public Library system, where she showcased her singing talent. For her future, Wallace plans to attend school to be a registered nurse and later study to be an ultrasound technician. I think its interesting to see inside people without getting gross, Wallace said. Wallaces decision to enter Queen of the Rainbow was a joint agreement with a friend. Ive always wanted to be in a pageant, Wallace explained. My friend wanted to (enter the competition) with me and it looks good on college applications. Wallace plans to speak about supporting and promoting performing arts in the community. Last, but not least, is Ashlyn Whelchel, 17, a senior whos grown up in Dunnellon. She has maintained a 3.5 or higher grade point average throughout high school while being a member of Student Government. She played both softball and volleyball. In the community, Whelchel volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club as well as at Dunnellon Elementary School with festivals and the Tigers to Cubs Program. In addition, for the past four years she has volunteered at the Little League and Pop Warner concession stands in Dunnellon, both of which her entire family is very involved. Whelchel has also participated in Relay for Life for three years. Looking into the near future, Whelchel sees herself in the radiology field. For the fall of 2014, she was accepted to the University of West Florida, but made the financial decision to attend the College of Central Florida and Community Technician and Adult Education (CTAE) to earn her associates degree prior to attending UWF. Whelchels purpose for entering the pageant is to get the scholarship awarded to aid in her college tuition and to be more involved around the community. Ive lived here my whole life, Whelchel said. I grew up with everyone at DHS and Dunnellon is a part of me. I feel its very important to be actively engaged. LITTLE MISS & MISTER DUNNELLON Tradition-rich Queen of the Rainbow pageant will take center stage Sunday at Boomtown Days Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsThe 2014 Queen of the Rainbow Contestants, clockwise from top left, Kaitlyn Hanley, Katie Wallace, Ashlyn Whelchel and Savannah Joiner will compete in the pageant at 1 p.m. Sunday on the mainstage at Boomtown Days Dunnellon. LAURA RILEY For the Riverland News Aden Alyce Permar Age: 6. Sponsor: Cadence Bank. Parents: Danny and Amanda Permar. Emily DelviscoAge: 5. Sponsor: Duley Truss. Parents: Amber and Matt Bouton; Dallas Delvisco. Rionna CarinoAge: 7. Sponsor: Grand View Church. Parent: Donna Sweet. Dalton StiversAge: 6. Sponsor: Dunnellon Women of the Moose No. 1662. Parents: Kim and Danny Stivers. Parker Rodell RaulersonAge: 7. Sponsor: Deeper Life of Dunnellon Church. Parents: David and Tammy Raulerson. Joseph RiveraAge: 7. Sponsor: Dunnellon Moose Lodge No. 2308. Parents: Lauren Stark and Ryan Scott.


they volunteered to waive fees and implement procedures to avoid a financial impact to the city. However, they went back on their word and chose to charge for overtime that we are not confident occurred and change the rules after the fact. Mr. Esch was not able to communicate what the actual cost would be prior for these three employees, but made sure these costs of more than $300 were deducted from the parade account prior to anyones knowledge from the parade committee and before we were able to pay our other budgeted expenses. He stated to the Riverland News and others that we were difficult to deal with. Well, again, I guess we are guilty of conducting scheduled meetings, following up with written emails of the minutes from the meeting for everyone who attended and those who may have missed that meeting, as well as a job assignment timeline, budget and profit and loss statement for a community Christmas parade. Mr. Esch was not dealing with a bunch of idiots. In fact, we are a group of professional, business owners, operators and citizens who communicated effectively, are detail-oriented and adhered to the budget. Mr. Eschs character has come into question prior to his appointment as city manager and the Council was advised of our experience. Our intention was never a personal attack. We came together as a business community, citizens and our city to make sure our town enjoyed its annual Christmas parade as it had in years past. The purpose of addressing Council by treasurer, Martha Vaughn, was to enlighten the Council of these inconsistencies from their city manager candidate. We felt it was our civic duty to inform them of Mr. Eschs lack of accountability and inability to effectively communicate. This event is a small example of how important it is to stick to a budget, communicate effectively and deliver as promised much like you would expect a city manager to be able to do on a day-to-day basis. Now, Mr. Esch is using his brute force to manhandle the Chamber of Commerce and the upcoming annual Dunnellon Boomtown Days. Once again, Mr. Esch failed to advise of his intentions in a timely manner, but instead the month before Boomtown he announced he no longer is in the barricade business because people made him mad. Mr. Esch also felt it was his privilege to make the Chamber pay for Mr. Eschs anger with the Friends of Dunnellon Christmas Parade and refuse to supply barricades because he can and discredit their $2 entry fee to help offset the costs of the event. Mr. Esch needs to remember that this city belongs to the people and the business community and it is not his personal property. These events are conducted to bring people to enjoy our beautiful town and highlight all of our treasures. We would imagine with all the negative press the city and Mr. Esch have received or been a party to he would welcome bringing community events and positive press to our town. We cannot afford to have a city manager in power who lets his personal anger and opinion trump professionalism and community. Amazing how a little power with his new appointment has gone a long way in a short time. Character rears its ugly head once again. not people or business friendly and exists only to sustain itself.Steve Swett,DunnellonEditor again mixing apples, orangesLast week, the editor of the Riverland News did a good job of mixing apples and oranges. My position with Rainbow River Conservation Inc. (RRC) has absolutely nothing to do with where I live and my advocacy for my neighbors in opposing the rates and surcharge imposed upon them for water and sewer service by the city of Dunnellon. The issue surrounding my vision of future water and sewer service developments in the Rainbow Springs community was disputed by the city manager, and city officials engaged in a number of derogatory remarks in my absence. I chose to overlook that, requested a conference, and the issue was amicably resolved. The emphasis in the Riverland News report should have been on that resolution rather than an effort to discredit RRC and me. I take particular umbrage at the false and misleading statements in the Riverland News article attributed to Vice Mayor Dennis Evans. First, he implied that certain city ordinances, presumably the Tree Ordinance and the River Protection Ordinance, which, for selfish reasons, he has been trying to repeal, were developed out of rumors from a very small group of folks opposed to the Rainbow River Ranch (RRR) development. He referred to a rumor that the developer planned a boat marina in the Blue Cove. It is true that the developer planned a 34slip dock and related facilities in the East Blue Cove I have the drawings but the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) rejected that plan in 2006. The Tree and River Protection ordinances were not derived solely because of opposition to the RRR plans. In 2007, the DCA-funded expert planner, Gail Easley, was brought in to upgrade Dunnellons comprehensive plan and incorporate better environmental protections. The Tree and River Protection ordinances, which are applicable citywide, resulted from that work after an intensive review by the planning commission, the public and the City Council. Apparently, Evans blames the very small group of folks for the RRR lawsuit against the city and the mounting legal costs. Evans claims that the events described above were the genesis of all the citys troubles. The city had to start making a whole lot of money just to pay the attorneys fees, and, therefore, implemented the red-light cameras, launched Greenlight Communications and bought water and sewer utilities. Funny, I thought that the red-light camera program was for safety purposes, our water and sewer utilities were purchased for our own good and that Greenlight was started to attract big businesses and industries to Dunnellon. Thank you for clarifying that. And, Mr. Evans, did you ever question the attorneys fees, such as the $943,234 the city attorney charged for a 20-month period between October 2011 and May 2013, a year after the city signed a settlement agreement with the RRR developer? The very small group of folks you would like to dump your irresponsibility on has actually done far more for the city than you have. Unfortunately, there isnt room in this article to list all the good contributions to the community that this very small group of folks has actually made. Burt Eno,Rainbow SpringsRiverland News, Thursday, April 24, 2014 7 T h e H o m e O u t f i t t e r 000I0V8 Gifts & Decor for the Outdoor Enthusias t We carry Licensed Mossy Oak & Realtree camouflage casualwear, swimwear and bedding Hours: Tues Fri 10am 5:00pm Sat 10am 2pm 11875 Cedar St. (CR 40)Dunnellon Located within the Historic Village Shops of Dunnellon 352-213-4663 www.thehomeoutfitter.com Birds Garden Nature Nautical Fishing Hunting Lodge Man Cave Motorcycle Rustic Western Wilderness Dunnellon Boomtown Days 4/26 & 4/27/14 Great Discounts Great Discounts Door Prizes, Refreshments Door Prizes, Refreshments Stop into our store to pick up your coupon for a FREE Kona Shaved Ice Treat! They will be in our parking lot from 11am to 1 pm on Sat. 4/26! No purchase necessary. While supplies las t. 000HJBA 000HV7P (352) 489-1767 10710 S. US HWY 41 DUNNELLON, FL (Just north of Wal-Mart) We are a full service dental office. We offer all the services any dental office has... crowns, bridges, restorations, tooth extraction, cleanings, etc. We also offer full denture repairs and reline services! Call to make your appointment Now Open! Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce Presents April 26th & 27th Pennsylvania Ave. & Cedar St. Sat. 9am to 5pm Sun. 9am to 4pm Arts and Crafts Queen of the Rainbow & Little Miss & Mr. Pageants Antique Car Show Music & Kids Area Boomtown Casino Friday 25th at Gruffs 6-10pm For information contact the Chamber of Commerce 352-489-2320 or dunnellonchamber.com B o o m t o w n D a y s 2 0 1 4 000HX48 000HTMB DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. 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8 Riverland News, Thursday, April 24, 2014 ABOVE: Participants in the Special Olympics Torch Run make their way along U.S. 41 toward the finish line in Historic Downtown District. BELOW: A Special Olympian jumps in the air at the conclusion of a song during the dance party. ABOVE: Five-year-old Andraya Kemp rides atop her fathers, Lenard, shoulders while carrying an umbrella during the event. BELOW: Angela Melo, 2, dances while her mother, Kimber, claps in the background at the dance party for the annual Special Olympics Torch Run. Debra Galeazzi and Officer Aaron German carry the torch as walkers follow along during the fifth annual Dunnellon Police Department Special Olympics Torch Run on their way along U.S. 41 toward the finish line in Historic Downtown District. The event wrapped up at the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store, where participants enjoyed food, fun and a dance party. 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. To register, visit www.active.com. For information, visit www.active.com, like us on Facebook Dunnellon Jail Break 5K, or call 465-8510. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News


Riverland News, Thursday, April 24, 2014 9 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesFAMILY FEATURES With fresh inspiration from the seasons juiciest, most delicious fruits, you can create jams, jellies and other spreads with ease right from your own kitchen. For many, the thought of turning their favorite fruits into sweet and scrumptious jams and jellies may sound like countless hours in a hot, stuffy kitchen. But creating your own, homemade fruit spreads can be quite simple with the right ingredients and tips. Any cook can create delightful jams and jellies, regardless of their canning abilities, said Shirley Camp, M.S., registered dietitian, licensed dietitian nutritionist and retired University of Illinois Extension master canner and educator. There are so many great products, such as Mrs. Wages No Cook Freezer Jam Fruit Pectin, which allow you to whip up homemade spreads, without cooking, saving time without a messy kitchen. Whetheryouneedasweettoppingforasliceofbreak fast toast or a dollop for thumbprint cookies, these simplejamandjellyrecipesaresuretopleaseevery one inyourfamily.FromtheeaseofFastFruityFreezerJam tothecoolblastofMintJelly,theserecipesallfeature Mrs. Wages fruit pectin, which provides the perfect consistency to enhance all your favorite fruit flavors.Best Blue Ribbon Basil JellyYield: 6 half pints 4 cups water 2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves, finely chopped 1 package Mrs. Wages Fruit Pectin Home Jell 3 drops green food coloring, optional 5 cups sugar In large saucepan, bring water and basil to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 10 min utes. Strain and discard basil. Return 3 2/3 cups liquid to pan. Stir in pectin and food coloring, if desired. Return to rolling boil over high heat. Stir in sugar. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam that forms on top of jam. Ladle mixture into hot, clean jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. 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Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Twist lid bands so not loose but not too tight. Process for 10 minutes in boil in g water bath canner.Fast Fruity Freezer JamYield: 5 half pints 1 1/2 cups sugar or Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (Granular) 1 package Mrs. Wages No Cook Freezer Jam Fruit Pectin 4 cups crushed fruit, fresh or frozen Combine sugar or Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (Granular) and pectin in bowl. Blend well. Stir in crushed fruit. Stir for three minutes. Ladle mixture into clean jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Twist lid bands so not loose but not too tight. Let stand for 30 minutes to thicken. Refrigerate up to three weeks, freeze up to one year.State Fair Strawberry Rhubarb JamYield: 6 half pints 4 cups crushed strawberries 2 cups chopped rhubarb 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 package Mrs. Wages Fruit Pectin Home Jell 5 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 tablespoon butter Combine strawberries, rhubarb, lemon juice and pectin in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Return to rolling boil and add butter. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam that forms on top of jam. Ladle mixture into hot, clean jars, leav ing 1/4-inch head space. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Twist lid bands so not loose but not too tight. Process for 10 minutes in boil ing water bath canner.Serrano Cherry JamYield: 8 pints 1/4 cup olive oil 1 cup Serrano peppers, seeded and minced 16 cups cherries, fresh or frozen and thawed 4 cups sugar 4 cups water 1 packageMrs.WagesFruitPectinHomeJell In large pot on high heat, pour olive oil in and bring to almost smoke point. Add peppers and blister. Add cherries and sugar, reduce heat, then pour in water. Bring to a simmer to dissolve sugar. Add pectin and continue to cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam that forms on top of jam. Ladle mixture into 16-ounce containers or freezer safe zipper bags. For the best results for your canning creations, follow these four simple tips for canning success: 1.Pick em right.When picking berries, keep in mind these fruits have high water content and are very fragile. 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INVERNESS The No. 2seeded Dunnellon softball club did a lot of things right in Wednesdays District 5A-6 semifinal matchup against thirdseeded Crystal River. But Pirates senior Marissa Pool made the Tigers pay for a few costly missteps when, down 3-2 in the fifth inning, she launched a two-out, two-run double against the right-center field fence, helping power CRHS to a 4-3 victory at Citrus High School. The Pirates (13-12 overall), who split with DHS (11-8) in the regular season, earned their first state playoff berth in three years, and return to CHS tonight for a district championship meeting against No. 4 seed Lecanto, which stunned topseeded Citrus in the nightcap. It was their second comeback victory of the year versus the Tigers, who watched Crystal River score four runs in the seventh for an 8-7 Pirates win on Feb. 15. Pools blast, which came on an outside pitch and fought off a stiff crosswind blowing out to left field, scored freshman Beca Carrico and junior Danielle Gomez, who each reached on a walk. I thought it was actually over the fence, Pool said, but the wind wasnt playing in my favor. But a hits and hit, and it got us over. Gomez gunned down Tiger leadoff hitter Courtney Heinritz from behind the plate in the seventh, when Heinritz, representing the tying run, attempted to STAY HEALTHY! Citrus Springs 10489 N Florida Ave. 489-2486 000HVMC Proud to sponsor this weeks athletes of the week William Thomas, weightlightingThe junior football standout, who also excels in track and field, earned all-county honors in boys weightlifting recently at the MCIAC championships. Thomas secured runner-up honors in his weight class, giving him all-county honors in three sports this season. Cole Fagan, weightlightingFagan, a junior standout in football and wrestling, earned all-county honors at the recent MCIAC champsionships, taking third in his division. Fagan has also earned all-county honors in both football and wrestling this past year, where he took fourth at the state meet. Cole Fagan William Thomas DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY SUNCOAST PRIMARY CARE SPECIALISTS RIVERLANDSPORTS/EDUCATION 10 Riverland News, Thursday, April 24, 2014 DHS nipped by Lady Pirates, 4-3 JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon High Schools Jody Weber connects for a base hit Wednesday against Crystal River in the Lady Tigers District 5A-6 semifinal game at Citrus High School. Dunnellons season came to an end with a 4-3 loss to the Lady Pirates. Dunnellon Middle School eighthgrade students, future freshmen, will visit Dunnellon High School on Friday for a brief orientation of the school and expectations while attending high school. Students will leave campus at approximately 9:30 a.m. and return at approximately 1:30 p.m. A parent permission form has been sent home and must be completed and returned today to the front desk in Building No. 1. Historic visitors will visit the campus Monday, April 28, and Tuesday, April 29, as Mr. Williams eighthgrade history classes finalize their fourth-quarter history project by coming in character for their research projects. Students picked a historic American they wanted to learn more about, researched this individual and then wrote a brief biography from their research. The final step of this intriguing project is to dress up as their historic American figure and come to school in character and answer questions as if they were that person. This is one of our favorite times of the school year. It is wonderful to have the opportunity to speak to Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Jonas Salk, Albert Einstein, Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal See TOUR page 11 DMS eighth-graders to visit high school for tourPRINCIPALS OFFICE Memorial golf tourney scheduled May 3The 10th annual Phil Nichols Memorial Golf Tournament will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Julliette 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. 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.Concealed weapons class availableRiverside Trading & Loan will host a Florida concealed weapon carry permit class at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 4, at Riverside Trading at 20419 E. Pennsylvania Ave. This class is the twohour prerequisite to apply to the state for your concealed weapon permit. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, call 533-4350.Golf course hosting multiple eventsRainbows End Golf Courses Tuesday Twilight League has begun. The points game starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Entry fee is $20 and includes fees, cart, closest to pin prize, year ending championship and threeplace 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. SPORTS BRIEFS Extended Day registration openExtended Day preregistration is now underway through May 30 for all Marion County elementary schools, including Dunnellon and Romeo. Extended Day is offered at the following middle schools: Belleview, Osceola, Fort King, Fort McCoy, Horizon (program is at Sunrise Elementary), Hillcrest, Howard and Liberty. Extended Day will accept VPK students at those schools offering programs during the school year. Registration fee is $25 and is nonrefundable. Extended Day is available from 6:30 a.m. until school starts and/or from school dismissal until 6 p.m. on school days. Cost per week is $10 for the morning; $40 for the evening; or $50 for both.For information, call 352-671-4135.DHS Kiddie World has openingsAre you interested in a way to build your childs foundation for learning before kindergarten at a reasonable price? Dunnellon High Schools Kiddie World is looking for new little smiles to join the Kiddie World family. These services run from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday for children ages 3 to 5 years old. The cost is $10 a week. For information, call Tracy Zellers at 465-6745.Church collecting box topsThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box tops and labels can be dropped off at the church office or put in the container in the church narthax. For information, call 489-5954. EDUCATION NEWS Lady Tigers season comes to end See NIPPED page 11 SEAN ARNOLD For the Riverland News Dunnellon High School Dramateers The Dunnellon High School Dramateers showcased their talents in their spring production April 11 and 12 at the Dunnellon Middle School auditorium. The group, under the direction of drama and history teacher Dianne Sellner and English teacher Erin Darmody, chose to expand their horizons by doing a pair of one-act plays, That Was No Lady, That Was a Private Eye, a comedy by Denis Snee, which is a parody of Phillip Marlowe, and Hush, a tragedy about the complexities of date rape by Laura Gagliano. ABOVE: The bad guys get the upper hand in this scene from, That Was No Lady, That Was a Private Eye. LEFT: Gabe McMahan as Rob and Allyson Wedlick as Kim perform in a scene from the one-act play, Hush. BELOW: Mattie Jenkins plays the jilted girlfriend Darlene, who shows up to threaten Phyl (Katie Wallace).Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News


in the past 20 years. When my oldest daughter, Mandy, was in elementary school and wanted to play she was the only girl on the team and lumped together with all the boys. She ended up loving it and played all the way through her senior year. Eventually, teams were formed with all girls. One of Dominiques coaches now is the daughter-in-law of Mandys coach back in the 1980s. Its a small world when you grow up in Dunnellon. Mandy was always the catcher and she loved it, but she now blames this for her bad knees. I booked many hours doing concession stand duty and cannot count how many hamburger baskets I prepared. Back then the whole team used the same equipment, but that wouldnt fly these days. Now each girl has her own custom helmet in whatever pattern they choose. Even their cleats come in all colors. Most of the girls own their own bats, often more than one. A good bat can run more than $100. The uniforms have changed quite a bit also. They are now cute and flattering instead of comfortable and baggy. Once girls enter a sport it becomes very fashionable. What I love the most about these girls is that they can be dirty and gritty, rough and tough and throw that ball as hard as need be. Then an hour later they can be frilly and girly, with pink toenail polish and bows in their hair. They can be the best of both worlds. So congratulations to the junior varsity team. You girls did awesome. Community makes annual event specialThe fifth annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for the city of Dunnellon was Tuesday, April 15. Officers, staff, volunteers, athletes and special VIP guest attended the 1.3mile run/walk. Even though Mother Nature was trying to put a damper on the event, there was no stopping the excitement from everyone. The official all clear was given and the Torch Run event kicked off at 5 p.m. at Walmart, where the journey continued south on U.S. 41 through the city. Athletes, law enforcement officers and citizens were able to carry the Flame of Hope torch along the route and ended at the Annie Johnsons Thrift Store where a celebration of dancing and refreshments was waiting for everyone. The torch run honors the spirit of the Special Olympics worldwide crusade and conveys a message of hope to every community where people with intellectual disabilities continue to fight for acceptance and a chance to excel without barriers. I would like to commend the Dunnellon community for supporting Special Olympics Florida. Everyone has worked so hard to make it a success. The Dunnellon Police Department would like to thank its officers, staff, volunteers, participants, supporters and all of its sponsors: Dunnellon Fire Department, Annie Johnsons Thrift Store, Walmart, Marion County Sheriffs Office, Sonic, Rainbow River Canoe & Kayak, Riverland News, Penn Station Deli & Grill, Simply Seafood, The Blue Gator and Dunnellon Little League.Joanne Black, chief, Dunnellon Police DepartmentThanks to many sponsors of pageantI would like to thank the Dunnellon Moose Lodge for giving the Little Mister & Miss Dunnellon contestants a place to practice for more years than I can remember; Walmart of Dunnellon for two gift certificates; Dunnellon Pizza Hut for gift certificates for pizza for the contestants; Turner House Florists for flowers for the contestants and judges; Dennis Miller for being our emcee again this year; Gruffs Tap & Grille for a meeting place before practice; and Beverly Leisure from the Chamber of Commerce for all the little things she does to help that add up to a lot. Thank you again to all the sponsors for the contestants and a special thank you to my daughter, Tammy, and my granddaughter, Maci, for working with the kids with their song and dance. This is just one event for Boomtown days; think of what it takes to coordinate the whole thing.Lydia Mills, director,Little Mister & Miss DunnellonRiverland News, Thursday, April 24, 2014 11 000HXAK in the meeting room of the Dunnellon Public Library Hours 10am 4pm 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, FL BOOK LOVERS OUR SPRING SALE IS HERE A BAG OF BOOKS $4.00 Individual HARD COVERS $1.00 Individual Paperbacks 50 April 25 & 26 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. 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Everyone on campus is in for a treat. Thank you Mr. Williams and your students for sharing this wonderful learning experience with all of us. FCAT testing continues at Dunnellon Middle School. Due to the fact much of the FCAT is computer-based, we have broken down test taking into small groups. We ask that students come to school every day and enjoyed a good nights rest and a well-balanced breakfast prior to testing. The DMS Track Team has been announced by coach Rumsey and coach Guerra. Congratulations to the following students who made the team: Samantha Bagdonovich, Wyatt Brian, Ashley Cannon, Reba Collins, Alicia Colon, Ben Crouch, Angie Diaz, Amber Dudley, Gisselle Duran-Rodriguez, Lateisha Edwards, Robert Farnell, Lauren Ford, Emily Fowler, Jay Fraziers, Kenieuel Gates, Maurice Goolsby, Gabriela Gutierrez, Malik Hayes, Josue Hernandez, Jacob Hicks, Tyler Houlker, Jeremiah Jeffries, Zarielle Johnson, Esgar Jurado-Nunez, Alexander Koslov, Nathan Leslie, Tianna Marshall, Brandon Martin, Kayla Martinez, Alexandria McCrae, Hanna Mello, Alyssia Mitchell, Kendzy Moore, Chandler Neal, Chelsey Newmones, Emily Newsom, Beatrice Ortega, Salvado Ortiz, Areilin Padilla, Sol Palomo-Melendez, Kiara Parks, Birdiana PerezMelendez, Rebecca Ray, JRee Reves, Alexis Robinson, Micaela Santiago, Katherine Shelton, Javon Sherman, Kimberly Singleton, Dylan Spinelli, Destiny Taylor, Austin Taylor, Janyris Torres, Kendall Tuggle, Albert Villa, Trevor Von Seggern, Caleb Waller, Matthew Webb, Austyn West and Leah Whaley. 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 onto 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 465-6720. 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. TOURcontinued from page 10 Schedule of eventsFRIDAY FFA vegetable judging contest FFA State O.H. Demonstration, Gainesville. MONDAY 3:40 to 4:45 p.m. Tiger Fit Club. TUESDA Y 3:40 to 4:30 p.m. Chorus practice. 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. Brain Bowl practice. 3:45 to 5 p.m. Track practice. steal second after boarding on an infield hit. With the teams knotted at 2-2, DHS was poised to break open the game in the third, when, with nobody out, senior Jody Weber followed up back-to-back hits from sophomore Kasey Bernstein and junior Kelly Howard with a line-drive double down the thirdbase line. Both base runners came home uncontested on the Weber hit, but Howard, who had an RBI single in the first, was called out moments later for missing home plate, leaving the Tigers with just a 3-2 advantage after the inning. (Howards out at home) kind of took the air out of us, DHS coach Ashley Clark said. It was a little surprising, because shes not the one to normally make those mistakes. But its not about one run its about a complete game. Kudos to Pool, Clark added. We knew she had a good bat and we tried to stay away from her. She did her job as a hitter. Its a tough loss for us. Sophomore Gillian Heinritz was solid on the mound for Dunnellon outside of issuing her only four walks of the game in the first and fifth innings. She fanned three and held the Pirates to two total base runners in the remaining five innings. Sophomore third baseman Kasey Bernstein finished 2 for 3 with a walk and two runs for Dunnellon. NIPPEDcontinued from page 10


12 Riverland News, Thursday, April 24, 2014 Youths make a break for the multitude of eggs scattered on the ground Saturday during Dunnellon Community Churchs second annual Easter Eggstravaganza. The event, one of three church-sponsored egg hunts during the weekend, featured eggs to be found, two bounce houses, games, a live band, food and baptisms. In addition to the event hosted by Dunnellon Community Church, First Baptist Church of Dunnellon hosted its communitywide egg hunt Saturday while First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon sponsored an egg hunt Sunday after its Sunrise Service. Clockwise from right: Stacey Rapp, 11, checks her eggs to see what goodies she was rewarded with Saturday during First Baptist Church of Dunnellons annual communitywide Easter Egg Hunt. Tommy Andrew stares at a young girl while preparing to eat a piece of candy at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. Annabelle Bishop is all smiles as she hugs the Easter Bunny at Dunnellon Community Churchs second annual Easter Eggstravaganza. A young boy walks along in search of Easter eggs Saturday at Dunnellon Community Churchs second annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Eli Frechette shows off his basket of eggs after participating in First United Methodist Churchs Easter Egg Hunt.Photos by JEFF BRYAN & BECCA FRECHETTE/ Riverland News


Riverland News, Thursday, April 24, 2014 13 Families from in and around the greater Dunnellon area enjoyed a multitude of Easter egg hunts during the weekend as Dunnellon Community Church, First Baptist Church of Dunnellon and First United Methodist Church sponsored respective family events. Clockwise from above left: Elizabeth Fulford goes through her eggs Sunday at First United Methodist Church. Mary Caprio screams as would-be defender, Tanner Bergeron closes in on her during a pickup game of football at the Dunnellon Community Churchs event. Cody Heisler, guitarist and lead singer for Defy the Masses, belts out a tune during the bands gig at the event. Tim Lowe kisses his son, Brantley, on the head while standing next to his father, Leffie, as the three watch activities unfold. Three-year-old Chipper Carney breaks open one of many eggs he found Saturday at First Baptist Church after their annual Easter Egg Hunt. Despite early morning showers, more than 100 area youths turned out for the event to search for eggs while enjoying food and drinks.Photos by JEFF BRYAN & BECCA FRECHETTE/ Riverland News


14 Riverland News, Thursday, April 24, 2014 Families from in and around the greater Dunnellon area enjoyed a multitude of Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday as Dunnellon Community Church and First Baptist Church of Dunnellon both sponsored respective family events. Clockwise from above left: Mariah Watson tosses a bean bag during a game of corn hole. Alyssa Maynard holds steady while getting a face painting during the annual event. Two-year-old Emma Kirkendall is wide-eyed as her father, Delmar, hangs onto her as they swing after the hunt. A youth leaps off the top of a bounce house, a popular attraction during the churchs annual communitywide Easter Egg Hunt. Morgan Lavan smiles at family members after falling on her bouncing ball.Photos by JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland News


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retire. On weekends, Dunnellon was hazardous to everyone. Pay nights were filled with ... gunfire and on Sunday mornings victims were collected from the streets, according J. Lester Dinkins book, Dunnellon: Boomtown of the 1890s. Gunfights were not uncommon and the Dunnellon area was home to some of the most notorious gunfighters in the south. One of those was most ably described in the book Gators, Skeeters and Malary by Judge E.C. May, a talented writer no one has probably ever heard of. According to May, John Fields was a moonshiner by trade but his true passion was drunken violence. He was known to have killed many men, but no one knew exactly how many. With his left eye missing, and his left hand and part of his right hand blown off in various gunfights, Fields would have seemed to be overmatched by the tough characters and bad actors of the boomtown era, but Fields was feared by all and rarely challenged unless someone was under the influence of his top shelf moonshine. In the end, Fields died the way he lived. He died of a gunshot wound after a gunfight with another moonshiner that originated appropriately enough with an argument over who produced the best moonshine. Dunnellon was a rough town then and that required a big man to maintain the law. Police Chief Billy Stephens was a very large man in stature standing more than 6 feet tall, and he had the attitude to match. He would threaten to shoot to kill the bad actors who stepped out of line and did so often enough to keep the attention of the criminal element. Dunnellon was a much different place then, a place where anyone could find work and a lucky or smart speculator might make a quick fortune. Unlike today, Dunnellon was not a good candidate as a place for a leisurely vacation or retirement. Our little hometown has its share of problems to deal with today, but at least we dont have to worry about being shot by the chief of police just to keep the attention of the criminals. It was indeed the end of April in 1889 when Tom Stark, an employee of Albertus Vogt, discovered phosphate in the Renfro Springs area (now Vogt Springs). The intent was to improve the grounds before the annual May Day picnic. The uproar that followed is often compared to the California Gold Rush. For decades, Dunnellon residents believed that the Cross Florida Barge Canal would come through here. Because the project would bring jobs to the area, most residents were excited about it. A Canal Days event was celebrated in Dunnellon as early as the 1930s. Work on the canal began in 1964, ended in 1971 and was officially canceled in 1991. The number of years that the Boomtown celebration has been a part of our towns history is often erroneously reported. Reporters often assume that the event dates back as long as the first Queen of the Rainbow pageant. In reality, the Queen of the Rainbow pageant did not always take place during Boomtown Days. The first Queen of the Rainbow was crowned in 1952. The first Boomtown Days event occurred some years later. Until 1974, the Queen of the Rainbow pageant was part of the towns Labor Day festivities. It was changed in 1975 after three contestants were killed in an automobile accident. A plaque in the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce shows In Memoriam in place of a name for that year. The reigning queen, Becky Bateman, continued her duties until a new queen was named in 1976. A Little Mister and Miss Dunnellon have been crowned since 1973. The Lions Club Antique Car Show has been a part of Boomtown Days for more than 30 years, since 1981. Other events that have come and gone include fishing and golf tournaments. Before Rainbow Springs became a state park, for many years the only day it was open to the public was the Sunday concluding Boomtown Days. There are few primary sources of information on Dunnellons boom time. 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Service $ 29 95 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. Comp #2038 MC3656 ALUMINUM 000HTEM 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000H0PY CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000HYK9 000HYK9 11928 N. Williams St. Dunnellon, FL (Triangle Building) 352-489-1002 000HTTK COMPUTER SERVICE PCs -NParts Free Diagnostics Computer Sales and Service Virus Removal/ PC Tune-up Special CALL TODAY! 711178 DIAL-A-PRO RIVERLAND For Your Professional Needs... 000HZSA 000HZS6 Julie Mancini TALES continued from page 1 Boomtown mayor. The office-seeker obtains donations for their campaign and each dollar collected is counted as one vote. The winner of the election can choose to participate in the Boomtown festivities, be in the Christmas parade, go to ribbon-cutting events representing the Chamber and be part of a lot of other prestigious activities. Nothing is mandatory for the mayors position, it is all voluntary, Soffe said as one of the past mayors. Anyone can call and put their hat in the ring. Some campaign for a month and some only for a week. Its all for fun. A lot of hard work goes into getting ready for the festivities scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in the Downtown Historic District. The Little Miss and Mr. Dunnellon pageant is for boys and girls, ages 5 to 7, and will take to the main stage at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Queen of the Rainbow beauty pageant will be at 1 p.m. Sunday and is for all young women, ages 14 to 20 from Marion, Citrus and Levy counties. This is the first year this event is open to all three counties, according to Beverly Leisure, executive director of the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce. There will be a variety of entertainment, food, crafts, vendors and many of the shops will also be open for the event. The Kids Area will have pony rides, face painting, a bounce house and a petting zoo. Admission is $2 per person; children 5 and younger are free. The entrance fee will help cover the costs and a portion of the proceeds will go to a local charity. There is a lot of work, costs and months of planning to put this on, Leisure said. Its not like it just happens. We need a lot of volunteer help, too, and if we didnt have volunteers we wouldnt be able to put this on. To volunteer or for more information call Beverly Leisure at the Chamber at 489-2320.Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at augie@thingsin town.com. BOOM continued from page 1LIFE THROUGH THE LENS


American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion WallRives Post No. 58 will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, with dinner proceeding at 6. The Womens Auxiliary will meet at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. Cub Pack No. 469 meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays. Bingo is at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The outdoor flea market and pancake breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17. Cost is $5 per person. Flags will be placed at the Dunnellon Cemeteries on Saturday, May 24, by the Post, Boy Scouts and the public. Those who wish to participate should meet at 9 a.m. at the Post. Memorial Day Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 26, at the Post, followed by a picnic lunch. The public is welcome.Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St, Dunnellon is a drop-off point for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots drive as well as a drop-off location for food donations for Food 4 Kids Inc., which provides backpacks full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area. For information, call 465-3666.Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a charitable organization formed to assist local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to families who qualify under federal guidelines. Free toiletries, such as dish and laundry detergent as well as shampoo, lotion, deodorant and toothpaste, and clothing will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. For information, call Geri Davis 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660.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.Riverland News, Thursday, April 24, 2014 17 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. 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CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 418-0424 RIV vs. Becerra, Hortensia 2013-CA-002732 Amended Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-002732 CHRISTIANA TRUST, A DIVISION OF WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE FOR STANWICH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2012-13, Plaintiff, v. HORTENSIA BECERRA, et al., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 27, 2014 in the above-captioned action, the following property situated in Marion County, Florida, described as: Lot 57, Block 124, RAINBOW PARK UNIT NO. 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book G, Pages 34, 34A and 34B, in the Public Records of Marion County, Florida. Shall be sold by the Clerk of Court on the 2nd day of May, 2014 on-line at 11:00a.m. (Eastern Time) at www.marion.r ealfor eclose.com to the highest bidder, for cash, after giving notice as required by section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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. The court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Tameka Gordon, the ADA Coordinator at the Office of the Trial Court Administrator, Marion County Judicial Center, 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, Telephone (352) 401-6710, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. /s/ ROSANNIE T. MORGAN Florida Bar No.: 060962 SUZANNE V. DELANEY Florida Bar No.: 0957941 STOREY LAW GROUP, P.A. 3191 Maguire Blvd., Suite 257, Orlando, FL 32803 Telephone: (407) 488-1225 Primary E-Mail: sdelaney@storeylawgroup.com Secondary E-Mail: slglitigation@storeylawgroup.com Attorneys for Plaintiff April 17 & 24, 2014. 424-0424 RIV Upchurch, Arthur R. 2014-CP-0564 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2014-CP-0564 IN RE: ESTATE OF ARTHUR R. UPCHURCH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of ARTHUR R. UPCHURCH, deceased, File Number 2014-CP-0564, by the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Ave., Ocala, FL 34475; that the decedents date of death was December 12, 2013; that the total value of the estate is less than $50,000 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Pauline Upchurch 8552 E. SW 83rd Place, Ocala, FL 34481 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 17, 2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Pauline Upchurch Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq., Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM, PA 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 E-Mail: ramunnolaw@gmail.com Secondary E-Mail: ramunnolaw34476@gmail.com April 17 & 24, 2014. 428-0501 RIV Hungerman, John J. 2014CP602 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014CP602 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN J. HUNGERMAN a/k/a JOHN JAMES HUNGERMAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN J. HUNGERMAN a/k/a JOHN JAMES HUNGERMAN, deceased, whose date of death was February 22, 2014, File Number 2014CP602 is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of the first publication of this Notice is April 24, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ MARGARET MARY HUNGERMAN 245 Ridings Circle, Macungie, Pennsylvania 18062 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ ROBERT J. REYNOLDS Florida Bar No. 0021415 Primary Email: brettandreynoldspa@gmail.com BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 April 24 & May 1, 2014. 429-0501 RIV Dlhosh, Stella A. 2014CP609 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014CP609 IN RE: ESTATE OF STELLA A. DLHOSH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of STELLA A. DLHOSH, deceased, whose date of death was Mary 7, 2014, File Number 2014CP609 is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of the first publication of this Notice is April 24, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ DIANE MORELLI 400 N.E. 140th Street, Citra, Florida 32113 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ ROBERT J. REYNOLDS Florida Bar No. 0021415 Primary Email: brettandreynoldspa@gmail.com BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 April 24 & May 1, 2014. 425-0424 RIV 5/16 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s)on 05/16/2014 9:00 am at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FTDF15Y4SLB17764 1995 FORD April 24, 2014. 426-0424 RIV 5/8 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Tow Pros Of Ocala gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 05/08/2014, 8:00 am at 1914 N. Magnolia Ave Ocala, FL 34475, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Tow Pros of Ocala reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1HGCG2257XA800443 1999 HONDA April 24, 2014. 427-0501 RIV 5/10 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that on May 10th, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. the undersigned Stop & Store LLC. DBA Outback Self Storage will sell at public sale by competitive bidding, the personal property, stored with the undersigned Stop&Store LLC. DBA Outback Self Storage, 19545 West Hwy 40, Dunnellon FL. 34432. 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