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After a few years of raising funds, making a lot of decisions and all the plans completed, the needed church renovation at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will finally begin. The Church, located on the east side of U.S. 41 near the intersection of State Road 40, was formally dedicated June 24, 1986. The 28year-old building has never been renovated and a recent program called Alive In Christ would give the parishioners an opportunity to fix up the church, according to the Walter Wells, chairman of the parish AIC. AIC is the largest capital and endowment campaign ever undertaken by the Diocese of Orlando, which will benefit both the diocese and the local churches. The program started in approximately 2007 in waves in Orlando, with a pilot wave of 10 parishes participating. The final Thursday, May 22, 2014 Vol 32 No. 29 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Memorial Day activities slatedAmerican Legion Wall-Rives Post No. 58 members, along with the Boy Scouts and the public, will place flags at the Dunnellon Cemeteries on Saturday. Those who wish to participate should meet at 9 a.m. at the Post. In addition, Memorial Day Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Post, followed by a picnic lunch. The public is welcome.Traveler to present program at libraryThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host Jane Weber, a local columnist for the Citrus County Chronicle and global traveler, at 1 p.m. Saturday. Weber will present slide show about low budget travel across the United States. Weber is also a professional gardener, grower, consultant, designer and environmentalist. The event is free and the public is welcome.Flag Day ceremony slated June 14There will be a Flag Day ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 14, at Ernie Mills Park. The public is welcome. Attendees should bring a chair or blanket to sit on. The guest speaker will be Commander John Taylor from American Legion Post No. 58. All Scout leaders from Dunnellon area are asked to contact Wayne Howard at 634-5254.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. The city of Dunnellon has more than $17 million in bond obligations and deficiencies in its checks and balances within its pooledcash system, its yearly audit from Powell & Jones, CPA, shows. Though the audit, unveiled at the City Councils May 12 meeting, reports the citys bond obligations to more than $25 million, it didnt take into consideration the December 2013 sale of the now-defunct Greenlight Communications system. The report outlines the citys utilization of a pooled cash system whereby cash is centralized in multiple accounts with individual equity balances reported in the citys five funds. While this system maintained accurate separate fund cash balances, there was no control to prevent expending beyond a funds cash resources or utilizing restricted cash funds for other purposes. To correct these weaknesses, the report suggested: All restricted cash balances should be maintained in separate bank accounts, Eddie Esch The Heart of Floridas pulse is beating rapidly, but dont worry, theres no cause for concern if it continues to grow. Thats exactly what state, county and city officials are hoping for, especially in the coming years. Rep. Charlie Stone, who represents Marion County in the state House of Representatives, harkened to the days of his youth watching Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Rogers on television. Happy Trails, quipped Stone, one of several dignitaries who helped celebrate the opening of the trail after more than 15 years of heartbreak, planning and more planning. Officials and citizens finally witnessed years of a laborious process come to fruition as a critical component of the Heart of Florida Greenway Loop was officially opened. Its a great day for everyone, said Mickey Thomason, with the Department of Greenways and Trails. Its going to be a great amenity for the city of Dunnellon. The 2 1/2-mile stretch of a new bicycling/walking trail is critical for state officials to intertwine the Cross Florida Greenway, Withlacoochee State Trail and Van Fleet State Trail, all managed by the Division of Recreation and Parks, proving cycling and outdoor enthusiasts one of the longest trail systems together. Its stunning, Grant Chance said about the new stretch. Theyve outdone themselves. The owner of Blue Run Bicycles even provided the more than 100 guests the opportunity to see how stunning the trail was for themselves from the view of a bicycle, as he had brought several along. The feedback Ive been getting from the folks whove been out to use it so far, say its the prettiest 2 1/2-mile stretch of any trail theyve been on, he said, noting many of those people are avid cyclists. This is beautiful. Its absolutely gorgeous. I think people dont realize theyre in for an amazing view when they come out. A cool, crisp morning brought more than 100 dignitaries and well-wishers to the edge of the Withlacoochee River to celebrate, and even nature chimed in on the successes as an owl, embedded State, county, city officials, public dedicate new trail Safety key for cyclists Editors note: May is National Bike Safety Month, and Florida leads the nation in bicyclerelated fatalities. In the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Paul Newman rides a bicycle with no hands, sitting backward, and then with Katharine Ross sitting on the handlebars while B.J. Thomas sings, Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head. Its a sweet scene, but would be deemed unsafe and illegal by todays bicycle safety laws, especially here in Florida, where the state leads the nation in bicyclist fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In the state of Florida, bicycles are considered vehicles. They have the same rights to the road as cars and motorcycles and riders must obey the same traffic laws. If youre riding a bike on a sidewalk or in a crosswalk, you have the same rights and obligations as a pedestrian. Basically, it comes down to good manners, not demanding your own way, protecting yourself from potential injury, staying alert and not doing anything stupid. Andy Noel, manager at Suncoast Bicycles in Inverness, has a birdseye view of bicycle safety violations from the shop thats at the trailhead of the Withlacoochee State Trail. Not giving way to the right of way is a big one, he said. There are some fast riders out there and slower folks need to stay to the right and stay out of the way of fast riders if theyre just cruising. Noel said whenever he rents someone a bike to ride on the trail, he always goes over shifting and braking, AUGIE SALZER/Riverland NewsWalter Wells, chairman of the parish Alive In Christ (AIC) program, explained how the new program will help St. John the Baptist Catholic Church renovate its sanctuary for future generations. Project will begin in June, expected to take 10 weeks Church plans renovations AUGIE SALZER Riverland News See SAFETY page 3 NANCY KENNEDY For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News The crowd, which included several state and local officials, applauds during a ceremony to commerate the new section of trail. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsA pair of cyclists make their way toward the Dunnellon Trail Bridge on Friday prior to the start of the mornings festiviites to officially open the new 2 1/2-mile segment biking/walking trail. See CHURCH page 9 See HAPPY page 3 Officials say total is not alarming at it might seem See DEBT page 2 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News
not part of the pooled cash system. Individual fund cash balances should be reviewed prior to every check run to assure that current cash is available in each fund to meet its cash obligations. If current funds are not available for the cash obligations, there should be an approval process for transfers or temporary loans from other funds prior to paying the funds obligations. Ironically, City Manager Eddie Esch told the Council the aforementioned checks and balances were put into place shortly after Lisa Algieres, his predecessor, departure last June. Weve revamped the purchase order system, he explained. We have specific checklists: is it a budgeted item? Do we have the cash to pay for it? Will a budget amendment be needed? None of those get past us without all of our signatures on it. All told, the citys debt is $17,058,493.20 (principal only) factoring in the deal the city struck in April with Regions Bank. The city had owed the Alabama-based financial institution more than $6.8 million after defaulting on three bonds totaling $7.3 million in November 2013. But, city officials said, the bond obligations and debt dont appear as bad it would seem in the annual report. According to finance records, the city has two bonds it is fiscally responsible for. The first bond is for the water/sewer improvements it completed in 2013. The total of those bonds, also issued by Regions Bank, is $7,611,409.86 million. However, Esch told the Riverland News the city is reimbursed 85 percent of the yearly bond payment by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, requiring the city to pick up the remaining 15 percent of the balance. The second bond, issued in December 2011, was for a total of $6.5 million to purchase the then-privately owned utility systems in Rainbow Springs and Juliette Falls. The money to pay off that debt, Esch said, comes from the user fees and 25 percent surcharged assessed to those utility systems now owned by the city. Currently, that bond has a principal balnce of $6,178,333.34 owed to BB&T. Its validated debt, Esch said. The repayment mechanism is in place. Its a redundant revenue source. In addition, the citys deal with Regions Bank forgives more than half of the Greenlight debt, but more important it allows the city to avoid forfeiting its share of state excise taxes. The city must pay off$3,268,750 with Regions Bank by 2032; however, the city, if it chooses to, can pay the debt off earlier than that. The report, on Page 22, showed $4,803,919 as an Interfund Transfer Outfor the water and sewer funds. Per Council Resolution 2013-18, which was approved Nov. 12, 2013) a transfer of $3,325,490 was authorized from these two funds. Jan Smith, the citys finance director, explained the $1,478,429 transferred in 2012 was originally done as an "interfund loan; however, the amount in the 2013 audit report reflects the funds actually being transferred since Greenlight would not be able to pay back the loan. Youll notice water is not making money, Mayor Nathan Whitt said about the audit. Thats more telling. Weve had such a variable. It doesnt cost the city any less to operate the system. Were taking in less money, because there was less irrigation this winter because of the rain. Conservation works. Theres never a way to conserve too much water. Ive never seen a rainier winter. The revenues are off. That wont reflect until 2014. Im really excited about the potential reuse program. Its a wonderful, exciting thing. 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deep in the woods, and provided its approval with a string of hoots. The sound, which echoed throughout the area, brought smiles and laughter to most, if not all, of the crowd gathered on the 12-foot-wide trail. The word is, wow! Citrus County Commissioner Dennis Damato told the crowd, adding the Citrus County Commission approved $125,000 in funding to assist in closing the gap of the newly built trail to the current trail, which runs north along U.S. 41. Today, the expectations have been exceeded. (The trail) provides a perfect balance. Marion County Commissioner Kathy Bryant believes the new segment of trail will continue to boost the continuing boom of ecotourists visiting Marion County. People will not only come and exercise, but theyll exercise their wallets too, she quipped. Dale Allen, president of the Greenways and Trails Foundation, said the moment was a reason for everyone to celebrate. We have a lot to rejoice about, he said, noting Florida attracts 93 million visitors annually, the No. 1 total worldwide. Construction on the $3.2 million project began slightly more than a year ago, and included the bridge. Currently, it stretches from behind the Dunnellon Little League Complext to County Road 39, a short distance from the Withlacoochee State Trail. The project includes two trailheads, one in Citrus and one in Marion. Eventually, a spur will bring the trail down San Jose Boulevard into Blue Run Park (tuber exit) on County Road 484 on the Rainbow River. That project will be funded by FDOT, thanks in large part to an in-kind project for an easement the city needed to complete the Rio Vista sewer plant upgrade. It is unknown how long before the project is approved and construction begins to bring the trail into Blue Run Park. From there, brining the trail into downtown Dunnellon will be the citys responsibility. plus some of the rules of the trail. Staying to the right is one of the most important rules, he said. The shop also rents helmets, which are required by Florida law for anyone age 16 and younger riding a bicycle. We cant force people to wear a helmet, but we strongly suggest it, he said. Other safety features include reflective vests, safety lights and flashers for front and rear. If youre riding after dusk, youre required to have front and rear lights, Noel said. Its for folks to see you, rather than for you to see. A white light must be visible from 500 feet to the front and both a red reflector and rear lamp with a red light visible from 600 feet to the rear. To stay safe, whether on two, three or four wheels, here are some bicycle safety tips: According to Florida law, a bicycle must have a securely fixed, regular seat. No passengers riding on the handlebars or cross bar. Two can ride a tandem bike, but only one can ride a single-seat bike. A child must be in a secured child safety seat; an adult may carry an infant in a backpack or sling while riding a bike. At least one hand must be on the handlebars while riding. When riding on a sidewalk or in a crosswalk, bicyclists must yield the right of way to pedestrians and give an audible signal (calling out or bell) before passing. No iPods or headsets while riding thats the law. Save the music for riding a stationary bike at the gym. When sharing the road with motor vehicles, ride your bike the same direction as the traffic, as actor Alec Baldwin discovered recently when he was issued a citation for riding against traffic in New York City. According to the NHTSA, riding with the flow of traffic, rather than against it, is safer because: motorists look for and expect all traffic to move in one direction and might not see a bicyclist riding the wrong way; traffic signs and lights face traffic flowing in one direction only and bicyclists going against traffic cant read and follow them. Also, motorists reaction time is greatly reduced when bike riders ride toward vehicles. Ride big, suggests the CyclingSavvy website. A person on a bicycle has every right to use the entire lane on a road, the same as a person driving vehicle does, if the lane is not big enough to share or there is no designated bike lane. Rather than squishing you and your bike way over to the right, its safer to position yourself directly in the lane, making yourself visible and discouraging motorists from passing you too closely and unsafely in the same lane. Never ride within 5 feet of a parked car, the door zone. 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SAFETY continued from page 1 Solution to puzzle on Page 12 HAPPY continued from page 1 JEFF BRYAN/Riveralnd NewsOfficials from the state, Marion and Citrus counties, as well as the city of Dunnellon, take part Friday in the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Dunnellon Trail Bridge, spanning the Withlacoochee River.
New blood needed on City CouncilI have lived in Dunnellon for 22 years and followed our city government all these years; therefore, I have seen the good, bad and the ugly go through the ranks of City Council. I have to say, excluding Mayor Whitt, we now have the bad and ugly. Three current council members Dennis Evans, Penny Fleeger and Lynne McAndrew need to be voted out of office or even better, tarred and feathered and run out of town. All three signed off on every scheme the former city manager and attorney handed over to them, without so much as questioning anything they were doing. I dont understand why more has not been done to punish or fire these council members from their positions. They are up for re-election I understand in the fall, God help us. To get to my main point, why cant an amendment to the citys laws be changed to allow business people who own property in the city limits, own and operate that business and live outside city limits, be on the City Council? They pay high taxes and utility rates, some more than others, if their business utilizes water. They certainly would be an improvement to the base of possible applicants we have. There are very few people in the city willing to run for office or even volunteer for workshops. Business people are of sound mind, understand how to run a business and what the bottom line means. There are many fine business people I would hope would be interested in our city and its future because they have a vested interest in the city. Please consider this in your next workshop, I would ask if others agree with these ideas, please write and give your opinion. Barbara Shaw,Dunnellon Editors Note: Councilman Dennis Evans and Councilwoman Lynn McAndrews seats are up for election this year. Qualifying begins in August. However, council members cannot be fired. To change voter eligibility, the City Charter would need to be changed.Citys audit report certainly eye openingActions speak louder than words it is said. Actions also convey intent and a course of direction. The city is losing, to retirement, a valued mechanic, who is deemed almost irreplaceable. In fact, he should not have been replaced by hiring a new city employee. This would have been a great time to start a new era in Dunnellon management and direction. Why not contract out the mechanical work and eliminate the mechanic position with its associated cost? At the very least why not do a cost-benefit analysis and contract out for a trial period of at least one fiscal year. This would have dovetailed well with Eddie Eschs shortlived proposal to cut back on police car use that did have merit. As the police cars need replacement, Dunnellon could downsize its fleet and reduce operational cost. This could have been the beginning of an attrition process and caused no personal anguish as it was a vacant position. I am sure auto repair businesses in the area would bid and welcome the steady income. It would be a win-win situation and the money would stay in the local area. The hasty action suggests that it will be business as usual with no consolidation, no downsizing and no change in direction. However, there will be positive talk about the future supported by tourism manna. It appears it is not even a consideration to discuss any reduction4 Riverland News, Thursday, May 22, 2014 Memorial Day about honoring fallen soldiers Rocking the rock shrimp What would you call something that tastes like lobster, looks like a big bug and is in the shrimp family? I call it delicious. Im, of course, talking about rock shrimp. I hope everyone whos reading this has sampled them at least once, and if you live in Florida you probably have. The shell is hard as a rock, hence the term and its often been called the poor mans lobster since you can get quite a bunch for half the price. Like lobster, its served with a dish of drawn butter on the side. When coming back from visiting the in-laws in Vero Beach, we sometimes take the long way home instead of hopping onto the turnpike. We head north on Interstate 95 to view some different scenery. The restaurant, Dixie Crossroads in Titusville, serves this delicacy, so we always make it a point to stop. My husband and I learned about the rock shrimp years ago from a friend who was raving and saying it was the best thing hes ever eaten. Back then, we would frequent the Dixie Crossroads in Mount Dora, but unfortunately that one has since closed. I always order a combination platter with a pound each of rock shrimp, steamed shrimp and scallops. Russell usually goes with a variety of shrimp in all different seasonings and sizes, including the house specialty, of course. We leave very full and very happy. While eating there recently, I decided to find out more about this odd water creature that we were feasting on. Our waitress told us the small crustaceans are harvested chiefly in the Gulf of Mexico and found mostly off Floridas east coast. According to the website wildoceanmarket.com, in 1969, Thompson Trawlers was known as one of Titusvilles best local boat builders. Yet Rodney Thompson had a bigger dream of being a king shrimper. But first he knew he needed his very own fleet of boats. So he set out to build the Western Hemispheres very first fiberglass shrimp trawler. The ship was a 73foot beauty with one problem it couldnt catch shrimp. One afternoon, a disappointed Thompson and his crew pulled into Port Canaveral. It was by good fortune they happened to tie-up next to a research vessel manned by Capt. Barrett, who looked at the ships empty nets and grinned. Do you want to make a $1 million? he asked. Ill show you how. Thompson was hesitant, but he and his crew were starving, so the next day, he accepted Capt. Barretts offer and climbed aboard. They travelled 20 miles offshore of Melbourne and cast their nets. After a number of tries, the crew pulled in more than a 1,000 pounds of a shrimp that were called peanuts. Capt. Rodney, Barrett mused, if you can figure out how to sell these, youll be a millionaire! The hardhead shrimp were shipped to fish markets across the countrybut no one would bite. Thompson even paid for shipping costs, but he couldnt give them away. He knew he had something he just wasnt sure what yet. The problem was the hard shell that nobody could quite figure out how to split open. One Sunday, pondering over his peanut predicament, Thompson split one open. He butterflied it, The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Sales Leader/Manager John Murphy Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VOICE THE JERSEY GIRL We cherish too, the Poppy red That grows on fields where valor led, It seems to signal to the skies That blood of heroes never dies. Moina MichaelMonday marks the unofficial start of summer as the nation celebrates Memorial Day. However, its a holiday we should take more time to pay homage to the hundreds of thousands of U.S. soldiers (and Marines) who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so we can spend the extended weekend with family and friends barbecuing, boating or camping. But, lest we forget, if it wasnt for the more than 1 million brave men and women of the past 200-plus years giving their life for our great nation we wouldnt be celebrating much of anything. What Memorial Day should not be about is our countries waning political system, utility surcharges or failed telecommunication systems (though all are certainly worthy of a healthy debate). No, Memorial should be about paying our respects to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Whether theyve shed their blood on this nations land or the lands of the many foreign countries our U.S. military has helped to defend, we should recognize the ultimate sacrifice so many have freely given. There will be thousands of Memorial Day ceremonies nationwide throughout the weekend to honor our fallen men and women, including locally at the American Legion Post No. 58. Its annual event begins at 11 a.m. Monday at its facility north of Walmart. Afterward, the Post will host a cookout, allowing the public to do more than honor those who courageously lost their lives to defend our numerous freedoms. It allows us, the citizens, to thank those who made it back home. The least we can do is show our support and our gratitude. In addition to its service Monday, member of the Post, the Boy Scouts and the public will place flags at the Dunnellon Cemeteries on Saturday. Those who wish to participate should meet at 9 a.m. at the Post. We encourage the citizens of the greater Dunnellon area to not just take a moment to reflect on those whove lost their lives defending our nation; we urge you to take time to be a part of the service. Its the least we can do for those who gave all. Cant we give some? Scouts thank church, businesses, othersThe congregation of Holy Faith is second to none. The church, Mens Club and Womens Club have supported Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 452 for many years. They have graciously donated the funds to help with the cost of summer camp and gear for the scouts. They have sponsored 100 percent of the cost for a few scouts to go to summer camp. Holy Faith has provided our troop with a great meeting place, Faith Fellowship Hall. The hall has a large room for activities, a kitchen for our spaghetti dinner fundraiser and meeting rooms for the parents and troop committee. Our troop also has a scout room to house our extra gear. A scout trailer, furnished by Holy Faith, provides transportation of our gear to campouts and events. I would like to recognize others who also help Troop 452: The American Legion, Walmart, Publix, The Olive Garden, Gander Mountain and private individuals. God Bless you and thank you for your support. Doug Piechowiak,Scoutmaster Troop 452Little League thanks community for supportDunnellon Little League would like to thank all of the coaches, team moms, parents, families, friends, sponsors and players who participated in the Dessert Tasting fundraiser April 30 at the American Legion Hall Post No. 58. We would especially like to thank the judges, Police Chief Joanne Black; Keith Taylor, attorney; and Phyllis Knight of the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop, for the competition. We would also like to thank all the folks in the community who baked goods to ensure there was enough for everyone, and thanks to Winn-Dixie, Aarons and Walmart which also donated to the benefit. A special thank you to all who helped with the benefit, especially Charlene Williams, Martha Vaughn, Steve Tyree, Chief Black, Lt. Sue Webb, Andy Arevalo, Mathew Baillargeon, Elizabeth Letchworth, Candy Craig, Barbara Roberts, Doris Magursky, the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop and Chi Zeta Sorority. As always, we appreciate your support and donations that are given to our local Dunnellon Little League. If you are interested in volunteering, donating or being a sponsor in the 2014 Fall Ball Season, contact us online at www.dunnellonlittle league.com or directly at 352-209-0772. Dunnellon Little League Board of Directors Audrey Beem THANK YOU LETTERS See JERSEY page 5 RIVER VIEWS See LETTERS page 5 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in River land 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.
Bank to host artist exhibit throughout month of MayBrannen Bank will feature an art exhibit by Dennis Koch, a local resident, throughout the month of May. The exhibit includes multimedia works referred to by Koch as his American Cultural Series. Brannen Bank is at 11472 N. Williams St. Exhibit hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. For information, call 352-489-2466. Rainbow Springs Garden Club to meet todayThe Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. today at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41, north of Walmart. The program will be presented by Grumbles House staff about Summer Garden Ideas. The May meeting will be the last one for the 2013-14 fiscal year. For information, call Alice Kennedy at 4653002.Church concert series to conclude SundayDunnellon Presbyterian Church will host its concert series finale at 3 p.m. Sunday. 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. 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. Church to host comedian Thursday, May 29First Assembly of God of Dunnellon will host an evening of comedy featuring professional comedian Juanita Lolita at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 29, in its Fellowship Hall at 2872 County Road 488 (West Dunnellon Road), across from Nichols Lumber. The public is welcome. A love offering will be collected. For information, call 489-8455.Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St, Dunnellon, is a dropoff 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. Pickup of toys is available. For information, call 465-3666. will play a vital role in it. Its exciting stuff. Whitt said the audit was very obvious about the debt amassed by the Greenlight debacle. We knew the loses were mounting, he explained. All we could do is stop the losses. Frankly, its heartbreaking that were still stuck with any of that debt. Whitt said the 2014 audit, not due until May 2015, should reflect a much more accurate picture of where the city stands in terms of its financial status. Its not quite a true and accurate picture as of today, thank goodness, Whitt said. The state auditor generals office has triggered an audit of the citys finances; however, it does not coincide with the citys recent report. Esch told the Council it is part of a random mandatory statewide audit it conducts every few years. Esch explained most of the information the state will be requesting will be contained in the 20122013 audit. They are looking at the details closer than what the audit depicts, he added. To see a complete copy of the citys audit report, visit fl-dunnellon.civic plus.com/AgendaCenter/ ViewFile/Item/696?fileID =1035 buttered it and threw it in the broiler. The rock shrimp was delicious. With the advent of highspeed splitting machines, Thompsons tiny fiberglass trawler soon grew into a fleet of boats, which became known as the Cape Canaveral Shrimp Company. It was to be the largest shrimp industry Floridas east coast has ever seen. He soon opened his famous restaurant where residents and visitors of Titusville could have localcaught seafood dinners made to order. Dixie Crossroads isnt the only restaurant in Florida that serves the rock shrimp, but at many of the others you have to shell them yourself. Its like prying conch out of a shell with your bare hands. There are only three machines in the country that can shell them automatically. Dixie Crossroads owns all three. If you havent tried them yet, plan on taking a trip over to Titusville this weekend. I promise you wont be disappointed.Riverland News, Thursday, May 22, 2014 5 GATHERINGS A D IRECTORY OF A REA C HURCHES For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20 711180 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 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 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. 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That is the job of bureaucracy. The five richest counties in the United States are now located around Washington D.C., a recent change. The city is banking on the trickle down from tourism and bike trails with the same fervent hope and faith it had for Greenlight. If every existing business in Dunnellon increased its business income by 1,000 percent right now, how much additional money would flow to city coffers? A better plan would be to give the utility customers free salted peanuts to make them thirsty and we would drink more water. That would produce immediate revenue. City Council, please do not take my peanut proposal seriously, even if it does make more sense than Greenlight. It is clear city officials will not address the root of Dunnellons financial problems, which is the expense of having its own police, fire, road and well-staffed departments. Dunnellon expenses exceed revenue. No similar size city in Florida has the operational expenses or departments of Dunnellon, not even wealthy ones with a great tax base. An excellent opportunity to at least begin to downsize the city employee workforce has been lost. Of course, this is the city that kept Greenlight fully staffed until the bitter end. If the Maytag repair man was lonely from lack of customers, then a Greenlight customer service employee must have thought they were in solitary confinement with no available outside communication. No one ever called. Of course, if Dunnellon ran Maytag repair, there would also be a Maytag operational director, a finance clerk, a customer relations clerk, a planner, a communications manager, two consultants and an outside contractor to do the actual repair work based on the Greenlight model. They would all be lonely, but well paid. There would certainly be plenty of surplus parts available. It appears one area is safe from cutbacks for sure. I am positive there will be no cutback on water/sewer rates. The city has become addicted and reliant on the legal utility rates. Look at the recent little publicized Fiscal Year 2013 audit online to see how much water sewer money was transferred and wasted to bail out the city. The report is eye opening if you have not been paying close attention. It has to get better, because it cannot get worse unless Dunnellon is somehow annexed by Detroit. Steve Swett,Dunnellon JERS EY continued from page 4 LETTERS continued from page 4 DEBT continued from page 2 COMMUNITY NEWS
DES celebrates Ag Literacy Day ABOVE: Dunnellon Elementary celebrated Ag Literac y Day on April 29. This years book, Florida Farms at School, educates students about Florida Agriculture. Its a story about the Florida Agricultural programs offered in the state. Florida offers Agriculture in the Classroom, 4-H and FFA just to name a few. Dunnellon Elementary had the privilege of using volunteers from these programs to come and read at the school. Dunnellon 4-H Club and FFA high school members, plus some former FFA members or advisers, read to our students. 4-H Members who participated were: Logan White, Kylee Follett, Kailey Barr, Bradley Rush, Rylie Nonnemacher, Michele Rush and Sally White with their Leaders, Lou Hartigan and Carrie Crile. DES FFA members who volunteered were: Taylor Turner, Hannah Chung, Jody Weber, Kayla Reed, Sara Janosik, Shelby Webb, Jada Purty, Jamie Haught, Bryce Follett and Savanna Walker, along with their Rebecca Tramill, their advisor. Students also had the privilege of some former FFA members who came out and read to our students, including Sebrina Hensley, Mr. Peterson and Amanda Permar along with Susan Cannon, a former FFA advisor. These three groups read to more than 600 students and talked to them about 4-H, FFA, farming and their experiences with agriculture. RIGHT: Taylor Turner reads to a group of kinder garteners and first-graders. Special to the Riverland News RIVERLANDEDUCATION/SPORTS 6 Riverland News, Thursday, May 22, 2014 Golf course to host First Tee eventRainbows End Golf Courses will host The First Tee of Greater Ocalas Spring Season Finale on Saturday. Entry fee is $15 per player. There will be four divisions, one for youths ages 5 to 7; boys and girls, ages 8 to 10; boys and girls, ages 11 to 13; and boys and girls, 14 and older. Youths, ages 5 to 7, will play a threehole tournament. The other divisions will play a full 9-hole format. Youths do not need to be members of The First Tee of Greater Ocala to compete in the event. For information or to sign up, call 362-2258 or visit www.Marion JuniorGolf.com.Fast-pitch softball tryouts slatedLegacy Unleashed, a new 14-and-under travel fast-pitch softball team, will have open tryouts a 9:30 May 24 at the College of Central Florida softball complex. The team is seeking players for all positions. Players must qualify to play on a 14U team. There will be current college players assisting in the tryouts. The roster will not be larger than 12 players. Legacy Unleashed will be coached by Dallas Towns, a Dunnellon High graduate. For information, contact Towns at 352-209-5794 or email legacyunleashed@ outlook.com.Lady Tigers to host summer hoops campThe inaugural Lady Tigers Basketball Camp, for students entering third through eighth grade, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9 to 12 at the Dunnellon High School Gymnasium. Campers will learn a variety of basketball skills and will also compete in a variety of skills and team games with prizes for the winners. For information, call coach Tony Maldonado at 465-6750, ext. 58234, or 352-553-8724, or email Antonio.Maldonado@ marion.k12.fl.us. SPORTS BRIEFS DMS eighth-grade royalty Special to the Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School hosted its annual eighth-grade dance Saturday. Darby Langworthy and Elizabeth Centeno were crowned king and queen after being nominated by the faculty and voted for by their peers. The dance theme was Hollywood Nights, and featured music by deejay Honey and a lavish snack buffet. More than 120 students attended the dance. Dunnellon Middle School will continue with its end of the year activities today, as the school will host its Spring Concert at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. The community will be treated to a fun and enjoyable night of music that will include jazz, rock and show tunes, all performed by the Beginning Band, Advanced Band, Chorus, and keyboarding students, under the direction of Anthony Soldano, band director. After speaking with Soldano, everyone attending the concert will be delighted by the performances tonight. Members participating in the Spring Concert are requested to wear a white collared shirt and black slacks and arrive at the band room at 6:15 p.m. to set up. Thank you to our performers for the hours of practice you have dedicated to your music. Enjoy and have fun. There will be no school throughout the Marion County School District on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. We wish our students, staff and their families a safe and happy weekend. See you at school Tuesday, May 27, normal school hours. Schedule for the home set of school books is as follows: Today all seventhgrade students to return books. Friday all eighthgrade students to return books. Parents, please ensure your students return their books on Spring concert set for tonightPRINCIPALS OFFICE Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal See SPRING page 7 Dunnellon set to usher in Harris era Price Harris and the Dunnellon High School football team are about to find out just how much work theyll have to put in this summer. The Tigers officially began their first year under Harris leadership two weeks ago when Spring Football started; now theyll see how far theyve come when Dunnellon takes to the field at 7 p.m. Friday at Newberry in the Panthers annual Spring Classic. Harris was named the Tigers new coach in mid-December, taking over for longtime coach Frank Beasley who resigned shortly after he completed his 10th season at the helm of the program. During Beasleys tenure, Dunnellon never had a losing season. Harris knows he has big shoes to fill, not just because of Beasleys success but the overall history of the Tigers program. Among the many challenges Dunnellon will face, not just Friday, but throughout the summer and early in the fall season, will be adapting to Harris offensive and defensive systems. The Tigers new head Dunnellon competed in its traditional Red & Black scrimmage Friday at Ned Love Field.JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News Tigers will play Friday at Newberry in spring game JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See HARRIS page 7 Romeo schedules various awards ceremonies Romeo students have every reason to celebrate as they receive their end of the year academic achievement awards as we celebrate their completion of a very successful year here at Romeo Elementary. We invite you to join us as we gather together with our students in the Romeo Cafeteria on the days scheduled below for each grade levels scheduled date and time for their special awards ceremony. We look forward to sharing this momentous occasion with you. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 30 Kindergarten graduation ceremonies. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 2 First grade awards ceremony. 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 2 Second grade awards ceremony. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 3 Third grade awards ceremony. 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 3 Fourth grade awards ceremony. 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 4 Fifth grade awards ceremony.Field DayField Day is a fun day set aside for friendly athletic competition between grade Jane Ashman Romeo Principal See ROMEO page 12 PRINCIPALS OFFICE
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 non-refundable 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 is $10 for the morning; $40 for the evening; or $50 for both. For information, call 352-671-4135. man will implement his spread offense as well as switch to a 4-3 defensive front. Under Beasley, Dunnellon favored the Wing-T and a 3-4 defensive alignment. Its slow, Harris admitted about the changes. Were starting to get there. We have a long ways to go. In addition, the Tigers will have multiple starters to replace from a year ago, especially on the offensive and defensive lines. However, Dunnellon returns several key starts on both offense and defense. The leadership from seniors and work ethic has been great. Theyre working their tails off, Harris said of more than 40 players competing in spring practices. Execution is the key. The goal isnt about the spring game, Harris said, but discovering what areas in their game the team will need to focus on to improve during the summer. Well work hard, well work on the areas we need to improve in, Harris said. The key about the spring game isnt winning, its about seeing how far youve come during the spring and where you need to go during the summer. Harris said the team will compete in a countywide 7-on-7 passing league throughout the summer, with each school hosting at least games. Additionally, the team will have summer conditioning sessions in the morning at the field house to prepare for the start of football season in August. Overall, the sum of football isnt about winning or losing. The goal is to make sure we mold young men, who are successful in the world, he explained. Success on the field, comes from the success off of it: at home, in the classroom, in the weight room. If they work hard there, theyll have success. these dates. When students arrive on campus, they will immediately be directed to go to the book room in Building No. 15 to turn in their books before school begins. The Media Center is no longer checking out books and media materials as they are in the process of their yearend inventory. Any outstanding library books should be returned to Constance Anderson as soon as possible. Thank you for your assistance with the Media Centers inventory. Dunnellon Middle School is privileged to present its annual Awards Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at DMS Auditorium to the community. This is the night we can publicly thank those students who have focused on their education and maintained and A or A/B average throughout the year, or years, here at Dunnellon Middle School. This is an extra special night for us as we express our thanks to these future leaders of our community. The free tutoring program comes to a close Friday, May 30. As a Title 1 school, DMS received funding, which has allowed the administration to offer this academic assistance to all students. We maintain that it is never too late to seek help with your school work. We welcome any student who would like to join the tutoring program. To join the tutoring program, call 467-6720 for a parent permission form. There is morning and afternoon tutoring for your convenience. Box Tops for EducationDunnellon Middle School is still collecting Box Tops for Education Please continue to send in your box tops at either the front desk of Building No. 1 or the discipline/attendance office of Building No. 10. You are also welcome to mail them in if its easier. Mail to Dunnellon Middle School, Attn: Box Tops for Education Coordinator, 21005 Chestnut Street, Dunnellon, FL 34431. Riverland News, Thursday, May 22, 2014 7 000IA40 000I3IB 000HXGOExpires 6/30/14. In-County OnlyName _____________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________ State __________ Zip __________ Phone ________________ Email __________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill MeSign up online Promo Code: SPECIALClip, complete and mail to: Celebrate with the best of local news, events, coupons and more! 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432Call 352-489-2731 www.riverlandnews.com Schedule of EventsTODAY 3:40 to 4:45 p.m. Girls Bible study 7 p.m. Spring Concert in DMS A uditorium; performers must arrive at 6:15. THURSDAY, MAY 29 DMS Awards Night FRID AY, MAY 30 CEOC exams, seventh period. MOND AY, JUNE 2 1:40 p.m. Early release. CEOC exams, first and second periods. TUESD AY, JUNE 3 1:40 p.m. Early release. CEOC exams, third and fourth periods.W EDNESDAY, JUNE 4 1:40 p.m. Early release; last day of school. CEOC exams, fifth and sixth periods. SP RINGcontinued from page 6 HARRIScontinued from page 6 EDUCATION BRIEF
8 Riverland News, Thursday, May 22, 2014 More than 100 people scoured the Rainbow River on Saturday during the annual Rainbow River cleanup, which started at Rio Vista Beach Park. Volunteers helped work different sections of the river in boats, kayaks and canoes, bringing the debris back to the park. Records of what was brought in were kept, then prizes were 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. Rainbow River Conservation has sponsored river cleanups since 1980. Clockwise from top: Jordan Martin and Ericka Garnto of Dunnellon found and rescued a plastic chair from the river. Bay Guthrie shows a liquor bottle she found during the Rainbow River cleanup. Also in her canoe were Fred Gilliland and Dawn Dugger. During the Rainbow River cleanup Saturday, Citrus Springs residents Bob Paket and Chris Rich found very little trash in the river, the largest item being a piece of Styrofoam. Carol Pickles found one of a matching pair of flippers that was found during the cleanup. Each of the flippers had endured a different amount of weathering from the elements. Meagan and Thor Siegfried look over the trailer of trash that was pulled from the Rainbow River during the cleanup.Photos by JULIE MANCINI/ For the Riverland News
wave came to Dunnellon in November 2010. Each parish had to commit in advance about how the funds would be used and submit the list to the diocese for approval. The parishioners were told about the wish list and asked to participate, at their option, through a pledge or a one-time donation. The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida, which manages the campaign, stated more than 70 percent of parishes have already started their long-awaited projects. Much of the funds raised will stay in the local parish and the remainder goes to support the diocesan priorities. The Diocese of Orlando retained all the funds and releases them when we tell them who is doing the work and what it will cost, Wells said. We received the letter from the bishop for approval and the release of the funds. It is estimated that June 9 will be the start of the extensive renovations. The complete interior of the church will be changed and the only things that will stay the same will be the altar, statuary and the fans, according to Father Jean Desir. We finally have the approval of the bishop and everyone is so excited, Father Desir said. We have many dedicated people that have spent hours and hours to set this all up. There are committees for painting, beautification, lighting, carpet and the pews. Most of the work now is comprised of checking the contracts with the contractors, making of the new pews and ordering the carpet and paint. The new color scheme in the church and narthex (foyer) will compliment the colors in the many stained glass windows already in the building. The baptismal font will be moved from inside the church to the narthex and all the lighting will be changed. All the lighting, inside and out, will be changed to LED lights that will save us a lot of money since they use less electricity, Wells said. The lights will last forever and will put out less heat and, therefore, we will use less air conditioning. The bathrooms are included in the renovation and will be improved to be handicapped accessible. Also the plain, brown front doors will be replaced with new doors bearing a large cross on the front. Trying to keep all the committees on the same page is the main job of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Pastoral Council, specifically chairwoman Barbara Heydorn. We don't make any of the decisions, we just make sure everyone keeps in touch and we are all on the same page, Heydorn said. It's been a long process, requiring a lot of steps and a lot of people making decisions. The results will be a lighter, brighter place of worship to bring us closer to God that will last for another 25 years. Along with all the interior renovation, the church's sign will have to be moved away from U.S. 41 to accommodate the future changes to the roadway. FDOT wants to buy about 1 acre of our property by the road and we will have to move the sign closer to the building, Father Desir said. FDOT has contacted the diocese and the diocese has contacted us. We will get some funds to help with the moving of the sign and the landscaping. The changes will start June 9 and will take approximately 10 weeks to complete. The pictures, statues and the items to be saved will be taken out of the church and stored in one of the classrooms. Although the church building will be off limits during the renovations, all the activities will continue, but will be held in different locations. Daily Mass will be celebrated in the classrooms, while the weekend Masses will be celebrated in the hall. The Eucharist will find a temporary residence in the chapel of the rectory until the work is completed. Holy Hour, confessions and Healing Services are currently planned to continue in either the hall or the classrooms. After the renovations are completed, the public will be invited to an open house at the newly renovated St. John the Baptist Church, according to the pastor. We will bless everything and have an open house and the church will be beautiful, Father Desir said. Just like our own house, we want it to look good and that is what we want for God's house.Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at augie@thingsin town.com. Riverland News, Thursday, May 22, 2014 9 Call Darlene 352-489-2731 Call Darlene 352-489-2731 711178 DIAL-A-PRO RIVERLAND For Your Professional Needs... SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000HYK9 000HYK9 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. 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Williams St., Dunnellon (Hwy. 41) Across from WalMart Hypertension Womens Health Arthritis Gynecology Wellness Screening Diabetes Physicals Heart Disease Mens Health Anxiety HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES: CITRUS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SEVEN RIVERS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 000I3JK Expires 8/31/13 Expires 8/31/13 Expires 8/31/13 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 100% Guaranteed Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Services Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Services 24 Hour Emergency Water Removal!!! Carpet Dries Fast, 1-2 Hours Tile & Grout Carpet Stretching Upholstery Water Extraction Air Duct Cleaning 35% OFF TILE CLEANING Expires 5/31/14 Minimum charge applies. 3 ROOMS & HALLWAY $ 65 00 Expires 5/31/14 Minimum charge applies. CARPET STRETCHING OR REPAIR 25% OFF Expires 5/31/14 Minimum charge applies. Toll Free 866-443-1766 Local 352-503-2091 www.ThuraClean.com Only 30% OFF AREA RUG CLEANING Expires 5/31/14 Minimum charge applies. coupon required coupon required coupon required coupon required CHURCH continued from page 1 AUGIE SALZER/Riverland NewsRenovations at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will soon begin. The church will host an open house celebration later this year to celebrate the changes to the sanctuary.
10 Riverland News, Thursday, May 22, 2014 Clockwise from top: Dunnellon Christian Academy students in grades K-3, K-4 and kindergarten recently presented their spring play, I am Second Roadside Grill, to family, staff and administration from the school. Pupils, from left, Robbie Hyatt-Jackson, Addison Schwiers, Karlene Baker and Kendal Ezell perform a song together. Emma Grace Duhs, left, and Norianne Nelson sign a duet together. Eli Nelson, left, and Jordyn Fontaine led their classmates in a song. Aden Permar, left, and Nathan Jackson take center stage together. For pictures from the schools first through sixthgrade spring play performance, see the May 29 edition of the Riverland News.Photos by TERRI WILLIAMS/ For the Riverland News
Riverland News, Thursday, May 22, 2014 11 Fun andGAMES advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise advertise here advertise here Call for details352-489-2731AdvertiseHere
DHS boys soccer to host campThe Dunnellon High School boys soccer team will host its inaugural junior soccer camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 16 to 19 at Dunnellon High. The camp is open to youths who will enter third through eighth grade in the 2014-15 school year. Campers will learn skills such as dribbling, juggling, shooting, trapping and ball control as well as compete in a variety of skills and team games with prizes for the winners. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration fee is $50 before June 9, after which it increases to $60. All checks must be made payable to Dunnellon High School and be mailed to Dunnellon High School, Attn: coach Hans Vreibel, 10055 SW 180th Ave. Road, Dunnellon, FL 34432, For information, contact coach Hans Vreibel at 465-6750, ext. 58302, school; 352-789-4944, cell; or email Hans.Vreibel@ marion.k12.fl.us. levels. Grades third through fifth will enjoy Field Day today, while grades kindergarten through second will participate Friday. Be sure to pack extra clothes, closedtoe shoes and a towel because many of these activities involve water. No bathing suits unless they are worn under clothes. Hats and sunscreen are encouraged. Science FairThank you to all the students, teachers and staff that participated in this years Science Fair! And, a special thank you to all the families who came out to cheer on our future scientists last Thursday. Congratulations to our 2014 Science Fair winners: Chad Holland, first place; Rhett Bradham, second place; and Madison Bauer, third place. Also, a big round of applause to our top fifthgrade scientists: Manny Betancourt, Avery Braden, Sabastian Chapman, Autumn Chervenack, Jade Deonath, Brian Donnelly, Jonas Duncan, Teegan Eversole, Kevin Ferrell, Erik Garratt, Zyon Hamilton, Bayleigh Johnson, Ellie Morrill, Calista Neal, Ashleigh Palmer, Dylan Pietsch, Joey Piokowski, Joseph Santiago, Haley Talmadge, Kailey Urban, Maggie Williams and Krystel Yaffar.Terrific KidsRomeo Elementary School is proud to announce Mays Terrific Kids, which is part of the Kiwanis Kids program. It is an award that is given to one child, per class every month who are outstanding, succeeding or overall terrific. Each child is awarded with a certificate signed by their teacher and the school principal as well as a sticker, bumper decal, pencil and a coupon from a local business. VPK: Emma Verzaal. Kindergarten: Olivia Barnes, Kelsey Daugherty, Triniti Faulk, Rylan Manning and Eric Sanchez. First grade: Yajaira Davila-Chavez, Nevaeh McNelly, Angelina Roman, Angelina Simonds, Tristan Velleca and Kaitlyn Wheeler. Second grade: Yesenia Cardoso, Wesley Hinkley, Luis Lopez, Gavin Ninness, Orlando Perez and Yaviel Velez. Third grade: Zela Jett, Joceline Jurado, Blake Lemanski, Elizabeth Muniz, Brieanna Shuping and Dillon Weidman. Fourth grade: Andrea Abbott, Jorge Aragon, Elyssa Caro, Faith Sapp and Jasmine Torres. Fifth grade: Jade Deonath, Morgan Heil, Ashleigh Palmer, Joseph Pimental, Joseph Piorkowski, Margaret Santos, Paul Shelton and Dustin Thompson.Award ceremony passSign up for a VIP attendance pass. To qualify you must have had a license scanned at Romeo Elementary this school year. Upon filling out the advance badge form, your VIP pass will be ready for pick-up prior to your childs award ceremony. Family members with passports are not eligible for VIP passes. Keep an eye out for advance badge forms coming home with your student.12 Riverland News, Thursday, May 22, 2014 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. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 446-0522 RIV CRA Report -City of Dunnellon PUBLIC NOTICE City of Dunnellon, Florida, Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Report Available In accordance with S. 163.356(3)(c), Florida Statutes, the City of Dunnellon CRA has developed the annual report of its activities for the preceding fiscal year, including a complete financial statement setting forth assets, liabilities, income, and operating expenses as of the end of fiscal year 2013. This report has been filed with the City Clerk and is available for inspection during business hours in the office of the Clerk, located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida, phone number 352-465-8500. In addition, the report is available in the office of the CRA, located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida, phone number 352-465-8500. May 22, 2014. 441-0522 RIV Ausflug, Wilma E. 2014CP723 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014-CP-723 IN RE: ESTATE OF WILMA E. AUSFLUG, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILMA E. AUSFLUG, deceased, whose date of death was March 24, 2014, File Number 2014-CP-723, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of the first publication of this Notice is May 15, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ DONNA AUSFLUG 24861 Puritan Road, Euclid, Ohio 44123 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ Joel O. Parker, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0070201 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 May 15 & 22, 2014. 443-0522 RIV McIntire Jr., Irvin E. 2014-CP-399 Notice To Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014-CP-399 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF IRVIN E. MCINTIRE, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of IRVIN E. MCINTIRE, JR., deceased, whose date of death was November 18, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is May 15, 2014. Personal Representative: LILA JOHNSON 11984 SE 91st Circle, Summerfield, Florida 34491 Attorney for Personal Representative: Melissa F. Williams, Attorney for LILA JOHNSON Florida Bar Number: 0100084 MARY F. TROTTER P.A., 541 Fieldcrest Drive, The Villages, FL 32162 Telephone: (352) 205-7245 Fax: (352) 205-7305 E-Mail: Melissa@trotterlaw.com May 15 & 22, 2014. 452-0529 RIV Fenton, James Edward 2014CP731 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014CP731 IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES EDWARD FENTON a/k/a JAMES E. FENTON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES EDWARD FENTON a/k/a JAMES E. FENTON, deceased, whose date of death was February 18, 2014, File Number 2014CP731, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of the first publication of this Notice is May 22, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ MICHAEL J. RICHARDSON 2798 Bank Road, Nanticoke, Maryland 21840 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ Joel O. Parker, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0070201 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 May 22 & 29, 2014. 444-0522 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law. pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: Clean Cut Lawn Service located at 2100 NE 51st Place, Ocala, FL 34479, in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Ocala, FL, this 12 day of May, 2014. /s/ William Edwin Muzzy Owner Publish: May 22, 2014. 445-0522 RIV 5/28 Admin.Comm. PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating the Administrative Committees bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office, 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. Pub: May 22, 2014. 447-0522 RIV 6/10 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 06/10/2014 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1HD1CT3138K418956 2008 HARLEY-DAVIDSON May 22, 2014. 448-0522 RIV 6/6 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 06/06/2014 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. 2FAFP71WX5X143943 2005 FORD 1XKTDB9XX5J058233 2005 KENWORTH 1G2NW12E9YM817155 2000 PONTIAC 1J4GZ78Y5VC763865 1997 JEEP Publish: May 22, 2014. 449-0522 RIV 6/13 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 06/13/2014 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. 1G2NE52M4TC733860 1996 PONTIAC 3C8FY4BB31T630283 2001 CHRYSLER 4T1SK13E5RU352590 1994 TOYOTA Publish: May 22, 2014. 450-0522 RIV 6/16 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 06/16/2014 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. 1G1ZD5EU1CF306705 2012 CHEVROLET Publish: May 22, 2014. 451-0522 RIV 6/10 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale to satisfy a lien, per Fl Stat 713.585, at 10:00 AM on June 10, 2014 at Goodrich Collision Repair Center, 2017 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala FL 34470, phone 352-433-0244. No titles, as is, cash only. 2004 Ford F-250 pickup, VIN 1FTNW21S44ED44343 Cash sum to redeem vehicle $5470.00. Notice to owner or lienholder as to right to a hearing prior to sale date by filing with clerk of court and to recover vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Fl Stat 559.917. Proceeds of sale exceeding lien amount will be deposited with the clerk of court. Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555 Published May 22, 2014. Todays New Ads COMPANION CARE PROVIDED Mature Man & Wife one or both Dunnellon to Rainbow Lakes Area Call Jim & Sherry (352) 465-3752 Kitchen looking tired? Re Face not Replace! KITCHEN SOLUTIONS **(352) 794-3747** OCALA Saturday8am-2pm HUGE SALE Christian Life Assemble of God ChurchCross 200 on 484 Church on Right Needed Donation of 3/2 Singlewide Mobile Home for Family that lost everything in a house fire. Will move to site. Thank you, Contact Brenda (347) 595-2250 (352) 613-3209 CNANeed with experience & references. Call 352-697-1625 WE ARE GROWING COME JOIN OUR TEAM!RN, PT, OT, MSW LPN, HHAPer Diem Positions: Must have home health experience For more information contact Mikesha at: 352-861-8806 or email resume to: mbeam@cwshome health.com Averitt Express New Pay increase for Reginal Drivers! 40 to 46 CPM + Fuel Bonus! Also, Post -Training Pay increase for Students! (Depending on Domocile) Get Home EVERYWeek + Excellent Benefits CDL-ARequired 888-362-8608 Apply at A verittCareers.com Equal Opportunity Employer Females, minorities, protected veterans and indivdiuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. DRIVERSDriverTrainees Needed NOW! Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training (1-877)214-3624 HOUSE KEEPERPart Tiime off C39 on River Also NeedYard Man & LaborerCall 352-445-0646 DRIVERS: $3000.00 Sign-on bonus!!!New equipment, Great benefits, Safety bonus plans! Dedicated Flatbed with PODS and Poly Glass (many w/ no tarps or chains & make your own appts.) CDL-A/2 yrs TT exp. req.Call 855-205-6361 TelemarketerDunnellon Insurance Agency seeking mature Telemarketer. Must have Telemarketing experience & flexible hours. Position is P/T& available immediately. Email or Fax Resume to: rcaraway @allstate.com, (352)489-3314 AIRLINE CAREERSbegin here -Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 877-741-9260 www .fixjet s.com Experienced Team, Solo, Recent Grad & Student Drivers needed for dedicated run in your area! Ask about our sign-on bonus and guaranteed hometime! Call 866-414-3402 NOW ENROLLING CosmetologyDay & Night SchoolBarberNight SchoolMassageDay & Night SchoolNail & Skin CareDay School Starts Weekly Night School Mon-Tues-Wed 5:00PM-9:00PM Campus Locations: NEW PORT RICHEY SPRING HILL BROOKSVILLE(727) 848-8415 www.benes.eduSTART A CAREER IN A YEAR DUDLEYS AUCTION TWO AUCTIONS 5-22 Thur Estate Adventure Auction 3pm outside rows of value, 6pm inside DODGE VAN B150, Martin Logan Speakers, Polk Audio, Designer furniture, custom pieces, FS TVs, Fishing items, Antiques 5-23 Fri On-Site Estate Auction 9am 4112 V alley Br ook Ct Spring Hill 34606 full accumulator home inc furniture, tools, antiques +++ ********************** call for info 637-9588 dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida Ave (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10% bp cash/ck. Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 DUNNELLONMULTI-FAMILY SALE Fri. 23, 8a-3p & Sat. 24, 8a-12p SW 192nd Circle, Follow Signs Rainbow Springs Country Club Estate South OCALA Saturday8am-2pm HUGE SALE Christian Life Assemble of God ChurchCross 200 on 484 Church on Right Trailer Hookup goes up or down $95. Reeses Hitch for Jeep has bolts & hardware $95 (352) 489-3661 BRING YOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent incl. grass cutting and your water 1 bedroom, 1 bath @$425 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 800-747-4283 For Details! Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Bank Owned Auction-160+/1 Acres Divided of Higher Elevation Pasture & Timber Land with Beautiful Views for Miles in Clyde, NC, Haywood County. Saturday, May 31st at 11am. Auction At Haywood County Fairgrounds, Iron Horse Auction Co., Inc. ir onhorse auction.com 800-997-2248. NCAL3936 DUNNELLONSW 109th Place Spacious 4 BR, 2 BA home; 1400 SF, large .52 acre lot; lease or cash. $1000 down $473 per month, 855-664-8357 $100,000. + Closing Cost will get you this 2,100 Sq. Ft., 3BR, 3BA, Fully Furn. Condo in Citrus Hills Call 352-419-5268 LAKEFRONT E. TENNESSEE Norris Lake! $39,900 Boat ramp, underground electric, city water, wide paved roads, mountain and lake sunsets! 1-877-717-5263 ext191 WE BUYRVS, TRUCKS, TRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, & MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model 813-335-3794, Call AJ 813-458-0584 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 COMPANION CARE PROVIDED Mature Man & Wife one or both Dunnellon to Rainbow Lakes Area Call Jim & Sherry (352) 465-3752 Kitchen looking tired? Re Face not Replace! KITCHEN SOLUTIONS **(352) 794-3747** STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403RIVERLANDNEWSCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! ROMEO continued from page 6 Puzzle answers on Page 3 SPORTS BRIEF
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