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Thursday, July 31, 2014 Vol 32 No. 38 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Qualifying dates set for candidatesThe qualifying period for those interested in seeking a seat on the Dunnellon City Council will be from noon Aug. 18 to noon Aug. 22. Candidates must pay a $63 qualifying fee. Those interested in seeking election to a seat may pick up a packet beginning Aug. 4 at City Hall. Three seats will be up for grabs, including Seat No. 2 (Dennis Evans); Seat No. 3 (Lynne McAndrew); and Seat No. 4 (Erik Collop). The qualifying period opens at noon Aug. 18 and ends at noon. Aug. 22. The general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 4. All three seats carry a fouryear term.DBA meet-and-greet mixer tonightThe Dunnellon Business Association (DBA), in conjunction with the Ocala/Marion Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP), will host a membership drive as well as a meetand-greet from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gruffs Tap and Grill at 12084 S. Williams St. This event is free and attendees will be provided with light appetizers and refreshments. This will be an opportunity to meet both DBA members and its executive board along with the CEP team. There will be membership and benefits information shared from both groups. For information, send an email to info @dunnellonbusiness assocation.com.Hot Summer Nights scheduled Aug. 16The Historic Shops of Dunnellon will host Hot Summer Nights from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, in the Historic District. There will be live music by The Dane Myers Band and Tropic Haze as well as a classic car show. In addition, there will be food vendors and two beer gardens. Admission is free. For information, call 489-0999 or visit www. DunnellonHistoric Village.com. A 33-year-old mother of two was jailed on charges of alleged child abuse July 14, a Marion County Sheriffs Office arrest report stated. According to the report, Raiza Ana Marie Bonet was charged with domestic abuse of a child without great bodily harm after authorities received a 911 call claiming Bonet had been violent with a 6-year-old male victim. The caller told authorities that prior to the latest incident, Bonet had asked the victim if he wanted to be removed from the house they were residing at. The victim told her no at which time Bonet took the youth to the bedroom and closed the door. The report stated the caller told authorities she heard a commotion coming from the room and was able to peer through a gap formed by a pair of French doors. The witness told law enforcement officials she could see the victim being held face down on the bed by Bonet, who had her hand wrapped around the back of the Raiza Ana Marie Bonet Photos by JULIE MACINI/For the Riverland NewsLori Frazee prepares her ribs for cooking with a wide assortment of seasonings. Frazee, a local pit master, will be featured on the Travel Channels latest show, American Grilled, at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. She competes against three other contestants for the chance to win a $10,000 cash prize at the event, which was filmed in Pensacola. Frazee, local pit master, doesnt take grilling lightly Now 55, shes smoking more than ever despite some early criticism from a select few who only snickered and sneered. So what exactly prompted Frazee to enter what many consider a mans world of competitive grilling and barbecue competitions to become a certified pit master? For starters, and no were not talking appetizers, Frazee was no stranger to competitive cooking. Though, she admitted, most of her experience stemmed from In her early 50s, Lori Frazee underwent another personal self-reincarnation. Tax-free holiday kicks off Friday Back-to-school bargains take aim at parentsFloridas Back-toSchool Sales Tax Holiday is bigger and better this year, and the Florida Retail Federation is working to educate consumers about some important changes in tax-exempt items. The Sales Tax Holiday is this coming weekend, Friday through Sunday. This year, the sales tax exemption for clothing items has been increased to $100 or less per item (up from $75 or less per item in 2013). In addition, the sales tax exemption for personal computers and certain computer-related accessories will be on the first $750 of the sales price. Retailers say that will expand the list of tax-exempt items, and they expect an average increase of at least 30 percent in store traffic over the weekend because of the sales tax holiday. FRF President and CEO Rick McAllister said that Floridas strong job numbers are a good predictor of continuing growth in retail sales. Florida created 36,900 privatesector jobs in June 2014, and the statewide unemployment rate for June 2014 is 6.2 percent, down 1.2 percentage points from the June 2013 rate of 7.4 percent. Retailers are reporting a strong trend of sales growth of between 4 percent and 5 percent statewide, and we expect spending to remain strong through the crucial month of August, McAllister said. Floridas economy is humming along at a nice pace, and we are very pleased to see consumer spending warming up. Consumer spending is at least 70 percent of the economy, so when retailers are doing well it usually Frazee mists some chicken legs as they cook next to her ribs.The 55-year-old began competing in competitive grilling in about five years ago. STORY BY JEFF BRYAN RIVERLAND NEWS See SMOKIN page 6 Bonet faces one charge of domestic abuse of a child Sheriff: Woman, 33 choked, struck boy, 6 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See WOMAN page 3 BRADLEY EASOM/Special to the Riverland NewsDanielle Prinz, a 2013 graduate of Dunnellon High, is serving as an afternoon anchor for the News in 90 on WUFT-TV on Mondays and Tuesdays. Danielle Prinz wasnt sure where her future lay when she enrolled at the University of Florida a year ago, but the picture is much clearer now. Initially, the 2013 Dunnellon High graduate was leaning toward potential careers in either the math or science fields. Both offered good job opportunities, she explained. But Prinz wanted more. She wanted a career in a field that was most enjoyable for her. And that was my seventhand eighth-grade years, Prinz said. That was the best for me. Then, the former Queen of the Rainbow was heavily involved in Prinz pursuing broadcasting career at UF Special to the Riverland News See HOLIDAY page 12 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See CH OMPING page 2
Dunnellon Middle Schools TV Production program, conducting interviews, writing and editing stories before putting the final touches on her efforts. Though she considered attending West Port High School and enrolling in its TV Production program, she opted to attend Dunnellon High. During her time there, she was her classs co-valedictorian, a member of student government and the National Honor Society. I was very focused on academics, into dance, so I really kind of forgot about (TV production), I guess, she said. That was something I totally missed out on (in high school). Prinz was also called upon to write scripts and emcee events for Miss and Mister DHS Pageant, the homecoming game and senior night for the volleyball team. So when it came down to deciding upon a future, it was her boyfriend, Gage Honeysette, who pointed out her love for public speaking, talking to people. Finally, he asked why Prinz hadnt chosen a field allowing her to utilize those talents. I thought, thats a really good idea, I would love to go back to what I did in middle school, she said, noting the conversation occurred early in her first weeks at Florida last summer. Then I thought, Oh my gosh, communications, production. Florida has a great telecommunications program. Prinz immediately reached out to Beth Wood, her middle school teacher in TV Production, and sought her input. Wood offered sage advice, encouragement and suggestions, Prinz said. They remain in touch today, as Prinze often reaches out to Wood for advice. Weve been texting back and forth quite a bit, Prinz said. Prinz took the conversation with Wood to heart before speaking with her academic adviser at Florida, who suggested she participate in a shadow program and spend time around other students in the program. Prinz jumped at the chance even though there was classroom curriculum and it required being up early in the morning. I had Danielle and she had so much drive and poise, said Wood, who had Prinz in sixth through eighth grades. I knew shed be successful in any career and was thrilled she was interested in broadcasting. I have vivid memories of Jane (Ashman) and me taking five kids to Tallahassee to receive a prize for their literacy PSA. Jane had arranged for the kids to History sessions on tap at depotThe Greater Dunnellon Historical Society will open its doors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Historic Train Depot and Museum. Boomtown Sam Scott, a volunteer, will be on hand to educate, listen and share Dunnellons rich history. Scott is carrying on the tradition of the charming Gloria Williams who is taking a break from her weekly visits. Scott will provide an overview of boomtown years of Dunnellon, the history of trains and carpetbaggers, unimaginable fish and game and logging and more. The Historic Train Depot is at 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. For information, contact Scott at 229-1030 or email Boom townSam@gmail.com.Friends of the Library seek volunteersThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library, formed more than 50 years ago, is in need of volunteers. The Friends mission is to provide the library with financial support for library books, materials, equipment and programs not provided by the county. Proceeds from our book sales, membership dues and donations provide supplemental funding to the library for new books, reading materials, DVDs, programs, special speakers, landscaping and equipment. For information, call Barbara Caban, president, at 465-0705 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.BMAP meeting slated Aug. 13The Rainbow Springs Stakeholders Basin Management Action Plan meeting will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Dunnellon Public Library. This meeting will introduce the draft BMAP document. AARP Driver Safety Class scheduledAn 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. Aug. 21 to 22 at the Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse, 4000 SW Deepwater Court. Payment for the class is due the first day. For information or to register, call 465-6359.Volunteers sought for UW workshopsUnited Way of Marion County is looking for volunteers who are interested in being facilitators for personal financial workshops. Money Smart Train-theTrainer workshops will provide practical experience in training delivery, coaching, assessing, and giving/receiving feedback. Additionally, all future trainers will receive an instructors manual and materials. Facilitators will present to businesses and organizations who are interested in hosting classes for their employees or clients or members at their facility. Training will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the United Way of Marion County at 1401 NE Second St, Ocala. Lunch will be provided. For information or to register, contact Marsha Holloway at 732-9696, ext. 215, or mholloway @uwmc.org.2 Riverland News, Thursday, July 31, 2014 000IUVS GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY $ 25 $ 25 GIFT CARD All entries must be the original ad from the newspaper, no photocopies. Enter as often as you would like. All entries must be delivered or post marked by August 15, 2014. Employees and family of the Riverland News and its affiliates are not eligible to win. One winner will be announced in the newspaper on Thursday, August 21. Mail entries to: Riverland News c/o Winn Dixie Giveaway 1624 N. 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CHOMPINGcontinued from page 1 See CHOMPING page 3 I knew shed be successful in any career and was thrilled she was interested in broadcasting.Beth WoodDMS video production teacher about Danielle Prinz, a former student..
interview (Gov. Charlie) Crist. Danielle wrote her questions on the trip up. Gov. Crist's aides told Jane that they were amazed by her professionalism at age 13. Danielle has the brains, talent and poise to be a broadcaster, but her work ethic will make her stand out in the field. The results of Prinzs hard work in the past year, plus heeding the advice of Wood, have more than paid off for the soon-to-be sophomore. I started last summer taking two classes, because I really wanted to attack this major and be successful get in there early, Prinz explained. The biggest thing is I didnt want to wait until I was a junior to make my decision. I think, even just in the shadowing program, I just wanted to learn just as much as I could. Part of that was relearning skills shed long forgotten, particularly working on Apple computers. By the time, the spring semester rolled around, Prinz had enough experience under her belt, she was able to apply for a producing role. This summer, though, shes taken it another step farther. Shes anchoring the News in 90 on WUFTTV on Mondays and Tuesdays. (Ms. Wood) gave me a few pieces of advice: Just remember youre human, just keep your composure (if you make a mistake) and keep going, Prinz said. My first show was really fun, it was amazing. You get a really big rush of adrenaline. In addition, shes also assisting with the radio station (89.1 FM WRUF) on campus. Its (a) really small (part), but something just to get my feet wet, Prinz explained, noting the role keeps her extremely busy. Im learning a lot of the day-to-day challenges. More important, Prinz said, is shes learning as much as she can because when she finishes college, she wants to be able to walk into a newsroom and be prepared for anything and everything that comes her way. Part of the role of the Innovation News Center (INC), as students call it, is they do it all. There are students always working on audio and visual, graphics, she explained. Its totally integrated; there are two floors of kids who are totally invested into what they are doing. We all work together to make the news happen on any platform. We tweet, we post digital stories on the website, we produce radio stories. I take local state, national and foreign news and cull through it and whittle it down for the broadcast. Knowing when I have my degree, I can tell people exactly what I know how to do, what programs I know how to use, instead of just telling them, I think Ill be good at this. Prinz has also learned theres no such thing as an easy story. Oh, the hardest story I have had to write? Prinz said repeating the question. Any type of violent stories, or criminal cases, because there is so much that goes into a report, that takes up a lot of time. You really have to get to the facts as quickly as possible. I just had this weird story, a cat attacked this man and wife. You cant just say a cat attacked this couple, you really have to share more with the viewers. Prinz wouldnt change the course shes chosen for herself. I am loving it so much, she said of the independent station not affiliated with the school. We reach 17 counties, so we have a large viewership between 40 and 70 years old. We have so many opportunities to tell stories, that we have to come up with the way to best tell the story that it connects with everyone. American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion Wall-Rives Post No. 58 will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. There will be no dinner. The Womens Auxiliary will not meet in August. 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 indoor/outdoor flea market will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 SW Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For information, call 465-5807.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. victims neck, pinning him in place with enough force as to restrict his movement. According to the report, the witness attempted to make a forced entry into the room and called for assistance from family members present at the residence while pleading for Bonet to open the door. Bonet refused to release her grip on the victim at which time the witness told Bonet she was calling 911. It was when Bonet was made aware law enforcement had been called that she released the victim. Upon arrival at the residence, authorities met with Bonet in the driveway and she told officers the witness made a false report in reference to a domestic battery as she was disciplining the youth who had been disrespectful to her, the report stated. However, the report stated, the witness advised this was not the only recent incident of violence by Bonet. The witness provided a photo, which depicted the victim with a bruise covering most of the left side of his face, from scalp to jaw line. According to the report, officers interviewed another witness about the recent battery, but he said he did not witness it, but did attempt to make entry into the bedroom after hearing the youth call for help. The report stated authorities then interviewed the victim in the presence of a family member who led them to Bonets bedroom and showed them how he was battered. The victim placed himself face down on the bed, with his legs hanging off the side, and explained Bonet placed her hand on the back of his neck and pushed his face into the mattress, restricting his breathing. When asked if the victim knew the difference between being punished and battered, he told authorities, Bonet was trying to kill me. When questioned about the bruise on his face, he told officers Bonet punched him. According to the report, authorities again spoke with Bonet about the allegations and were told a criminal investigation was now being conducted. Bonet told officers the witness misunderstood what had happened and she never held the victim down and the bedroom door was open the whole time. When questioned about the bruise on the victims face, Bonet initially blamed another person residing at the residence, then recanted her statement advising the juveniles injury was a result of a fall. Bonets bond was set at $2,500. She posted bail July 16, according to Marion County Jail records.Woman, 33, charged with grand theftA 33-year-old Citrus Springs woman faces one charge of retail grand theft, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report stated. According to the report, Amanda R. Shorts was charged July 26 after taking more than 100 items valued at $906.08 from Walmart. The report stated Shorts placed 116 items in her cart, then walked out the entrance of the store before she was stopped by store employees. According to the report, Officer James Roberts viewed security footage showing Shorts removing the items from shelves throughout the store and exiting the premises. Post Miranda, the report stated, Shorts admitted to taking the items because she had just lost her job and needed a few items to take care of her family. Shorts bond was set at $2,000. 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Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours-before the meeting by contacting: Dawn M. Bowne, City Clerk, City of Dunnellon (352) 465-8500 Ext. 1002 or by e-mail at: email@example.com. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800) 955-8770 (Voice). 000IOV2 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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4 Riverland News, Thursday, July 31, 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 By now you may have heard of the Dunnellon Business Association (DBA). We are comprised of Dunnellon-area business owners/operators and have a vested interest in seeing Dunnellon succeed and flourish. It is our mutual dedication to improving this community that brought about this new venture. What is the Dunnellon Business Association?As local business owners, we offer a proven track record in successful business operations. Even so, one of our primary goals is to help each others businesses succeed. The Executive Board of Directors consists of: Mathew Baillargeon, president, owner of Boomtown Media and publisher of the Village Crier; Andy Arevalo, vice president, owner of Als TV & Satellite; Dr. Cheryl Stanley, secretary, Dunnellon Chiropractic; Martha Vaughn, treasurer, operations manager, Boomtown Media; Andy Mathew, information officer, owner of PCs -NParts. Members of the Board of Directors are: Nancy Myers, owner of Grumbles House; Dr. Carter Perkins, owner of Perkins Dentistry; Wilbur VanWyck, owner of Coldwell Banker Riverland Realty; Gailen Spinka, owner of Comfort Keepers; Nick Patel, owner of Gruffs Tap and Grille and A to Z Beverage; Vance McMahon, owner of The Home Outfitter; Clovis Sawyer, owner of Creations By Clovis; Kurt Dotten, owner of Dotten Tax Service; Charlene Williams, business consultant.Why does it matter?Helping others succeed helps Dunnellon succeed. As Dunnellons small business owners, we have worked together to keep children in Little League, Pop Warner, Boy and Girl Scouts, youth groups, and have helped families and seniors in need. Protecting trees vital for city This month marks the 25th anniversary of the greatest sitcom that was about nothing. Seinfeld launched in July 1989, ran for nine seasons and still resonates in pop culture lore. The shows greatest appeal is just how incredibly hilarious and still fresh it is, to this day. Its characters were four rather antisocial and self-absorbed, yet lovable individuals, who focused on the annoyance of life, and talked about nothing of importance. Plot lines often involved Jerrys, the lead character, romantic relationships and his typically silly reasons to break up with women, including a habit of eating peas one at a time, an annoying laugh, and over-sized man hands who Jerry claimed was part woman, part horrible beast! George, his friend, who always avoided work, built an elaborate sleeping space under his desk. Later, his boss comes looking for him and, not seeing him sleeping under the desk, spends the afternoon waiting for George to come back. George eventually gets out of it by calling in a bomb threat. Elaine, the lone female, is promoted to head of the J. Peterman Catalog just because she happened to be the closest person physically to Peterman when he snapped and decided to skip the country. Elaine: Im not qualified to run the catalog! Jerry: Youre not qualified to work at the catalog! Jerrys neighbor, Kramer, whose first name is Cosmo, was a mystery for the shows first six years. One of the series most ludicrous episodes was also one of its best and my favorite. Kramer finds the set of The Merv Griffin Show in a Dumpster and decides to recreate it in his apartment. He assumes the role of the shows host, conducting interviews whenever somebody enters his apartment complete with commercial breaks, which are nothing but awkward silences. The real-life lawsuit brought on by the guy who fell asleep at the Yankees game and then claimed he had been put through cruel and unusual punishment when the commentators made mention of him brought to mind many great Seinfeld episodes. Who can forget George on the Jumbotron eating his ice cream very sloppily getting the chocolate all over his face, as the commentators mocked him for not using a napkin? Speaking of frivolous lawsuits, OPINIONS INVITED The 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 email, 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. GUEST COLUMN GUEST COLUMN JERSEY GIRL TIME TO SMILE As I have told you in the past, I have a tendency to vibrate. I have had it since birth and it really ticks me off. I have come to the conclusion that non esstenyial tremor has no other purpose in life than to irritate me. It is not fatal. The simple things in life liking a holding a cup of tea, signing my name on those dang blasted tablets at every dheck-out counter or typing a column beecome rather difficult when your hands shake faster than a stripper can twerk. I have asked Jeff, my award-winning editor, not to correct my typos. I would like you to get the full effect of my frustration. My finger will aim for the No. 3, but land on the No. 7. It is hit or miss, literally! Some words may have a few more letters than they should have. On average I can do a column in about 20 to 30 minutrs. At this rate, it will take me about 40. This evening mmy vibration level is off the chartxs. I do have an illness that can be fatal if not taken care of properly: asthma. Ironically, the word asthma looks like a typo, but it is not. It makes it difficult to breathe and could lead to your lungs closing. Breathiiing in is easy. Breathing out is the hard part. About 3 oclock one morning, I woke up with an attack. My chest began to tighten. Wheezing followed. Normally, I get an itchy chin, which alerts me an attack is coming. That evening it di,d not happen. It has been years since I have had an atttack. It took me 20 minutes to hind my inhaler, which is about 10 years old! I took two puffs of my medicine and thankfully it seemed to do the trick, or so I thought. Although I was able to fall back to sleep, my tight chest had not loosened when I awoke. Three days later I was still having difficulty breathing. Yeah, I know, Whyd you wait so long dummy? I could hear my mother scolding me from heaven. Hey, I had a good excuse, oxygen wasnt getting to my brain. Yeah, thats it! OK, maybe I was lazy and was hoping it would go sway on its own. Doctor visit are such a hassle. I broke down and went to the energency on the fourth day. After a nice, long wait and a room full of sick people breathing on me I was able to see a doctor. He gave me breathing treatment, which consists of medicine being inhaled through your nose via condensation from a mask attacked to your face. The mask is hoohed to a machine that heats the medicine. The nurse handed me a prescription for a new inhaler and a week of steroids. Just Columnist plauged by the DTTTTTS! Yada, yada, yada Business leaders focus on merchants, community The headline in the Riverland News stated, Cut down on tree talk. After the editor tried to use the legend of George Washington and the Cherry Tree to support his comments he stated the tree removal process is too cumbersome and personally I feel it is too much governmental oversight of citizens property rights. First, I thought the Washington and Cherry Tree story was about honesty and taking responsibility, not government regulation. Dunnellon area citizens and almost all communities value trees and again almost all cities have tree ordinances. The ordinance is part of a broad municipal code, which includes multiple zoning and land use regulations, which limit the use of residential and commercial property. The editor tosses out the broad term citizen property rights. I am not sure which property right the editor is referring to, but I would suggest that property owners have the right to follow the municipal code that the city has enacted. The Dunnellon Tree Ordinance sets up a process of review for tree removal. Only the largest trees, Heritage and Champion, require review by the City Council. Other tree removal requests are reviewed by city staff and the Dunnellon Tree Board. The opinion piece suggested that the city should set up a process for tree replacement. The Tree Ordinance already has a process that allows trees to be removed and replacement trees to be planted in other locations to keep the overall tree cover consistent. It is true that the Dunnellon City Council has many important issues to discuss including the budget and dealing with high debt service. They, however, must deal with all issues that come before them and suggesting that talking about a Champion Tree removal request is preempting them from thinking about other issues is suggesting a false choice. The editor of the Riverland News may want bigger issues to report on, but these other issues are the nuts and bolts of a city government. The value of being a Tree City speaks favorably about our community. The celebration of the new bike trail across the Withlacoochee River includes the river view but also by the magic of the tree canopy along the trail. Local residents walking the trail as well as bike riders from Ocala and Citrus County have noted this canopy as a reason to return again and again. On the negative side, it is hard not to be in a social setting when criticism of the mass cutting of trees along State Road 40 for road expansion is discussed and heavily condemned. I am glad that Dunnellon values trees, has a Tree Ordinance, and in a layered and systematic way handles tree removal requests.Paul Marraffino is the chairman of the city Tree Board and a resident of Rainbow Springs. See LEADERS page 5 See JERSEY page 5 Audrey Beem PAUL MARRAFFINO Special to the Riverland News Kathleen Wallace LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Thanks to city for assistanceThe Boys & Girls Club tries to teach children to be proud of themselves, their community and their country. In order to help instill pride in our country, my husband and I recently donated a flagpole to the new Boys & Girls Club of Marion County Dunnellon Branch. We would like to thank the city of Dunnellon for its generosity by installing the pole. We would especially like to thank Eddie Esch, city manager, and Anthony Santacross, public services supervisor. Additionally, we hope seeing the flag flying outside the beautiful new center will be uplifting to all who pass by. Again, thank you city of Dunnellon. Without your help this project could not have been completed. Robert and Susan Hay,DunnellonDont feed the alligatorsIt is against the law and unfair to feed alligators. Someone has been feeding the small gator at the Rio Vista park and it is becoming tame. It is now just a matter of time before he becomes a problem and things end badly for him. It may make an interesting story to send back home, but through no fault of its own it is going to pay a heavy price for your entertainment. Dwight Porter,Dunnellon See SMILE page 5
what I need, more steroids. Call me Arnold from now on! On the way out, the nurse dropped the bomb shell, By the way the breathing treatment will cause the jitters, so if you start shaking you will know why. Start shaking?! You mean I will shake more than I already do? Great! Being a good patient, I went home and took my medicine, which tasted yuky! I have realized two things in life: some things never change and nurses never lie. I am wiggling more than my dogs tsil when she sees a hot dog falling off the grill. Dinner, well at least the parts that made it into my mouth was not fun. I think my insides are shaking just as much as my outside. Since most of my meal landed on the floor, I gave up and decided to work on my jigsaw puzzle. I do these to keep my mind sharp. Obviously, it is not working. What was I thinking? The first piece I picked up went flying across the room. My hands were a lethal weapon, pieces were flying everywhere. Twenty minutes later, I had fewer pieces put together than when I started. Ugh! Reading wasnt much better. Turning pages became an ordeal. I had to hold my right hand with my left and turn the page. I realized this wasnt much help since my eyeballs were shaking. I was smart enough to realize I could not do my needlework. There will be blood. I can feel my nerves settling down, which means it is time for my next dosage. If I am going to have the shakes I might as well drink. Then again, Id end up wearing my drink so I guess I will just sit still! I crack me up. We host community events and welcome visitors to this Nature Coast gem. As small business owners, we not only deliver a product or service, we strive to deliver community spirit. Visitors should see and feel the community pride as they enter this city. Dunnellon sees approximately 250,000 visitors a year at Rainbow Springs State Park. While they are in awe of the beauty that surrounds them, they likely dont realize all that is offered less than 5 miles up the road. We want these visitors to know that there is a local seafood market where they can purchase seafood to take home or have it prepared while they wait, and that there are many dining choices that offer more than a typical franchise menu. Unfortunately, many of the local restaurants do not capture those visitors. Through strategic planning with partners such as Rainbow Springs State Park and others, we will drive visitors to local businesses instead of losing them as they drive home.Whats in it for you?What sets us apart are the marketing and networking abilities within the group. It is what will help set our members apart as well. We also offer training opportunities such as Better Your Business workshops tailored to meet members needs. The Executive Board listens to members and engages with them to accommodate their changing needs. In addition to networking, marketing and training, our Executive Board will advocate for small businesses and serve as a unified voice in city and county government affairs to keep those making decisions mindful of commerce in Dunnellon.How can you join?Join us for our first Meet & Greet and membership drive from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gruffs Tap and Grille. We are expecting many to attend who want to learn more about becoming a member. We are connected and committed. We are enthusiastic and looking forward to the opportunity to be a part of a common goal: commerce in Dunnellon by accentuating it as a welcoming city that is appreciated for its hospitality, beauty and choices in shopping, dining and products and services. We have a lot of work ahead of us but with many hands the work is made lighter.Riverland News, Thursday, July 31, 2014 5 352-302-64361/4 Mile East Of Publix On Hwy. 44 6658 W. 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LICENSE #AL9315 000ILVH remember when Kramer spills hot coffee all over himself and his lawyer, Jackie Chiles, parodying Johnnie Cochran, said that he has a valid case against the coffee house. As a result, Kramer can get free coffee all over the world but soon discovers that caffeine causes him to become hyper. Chiles is also George and Jerrys lawyer against the heiress to the OHenry chocolate fortune whom theyre suing for reckless endangerment, because she wore just a bra on the street, which served as a distraction, which caused an accident. And, of course, you cant mention the Yankees without associating it with George and his Steinbrenner years. Those episodes were classics. It was the show about nothing that was actually about so much more. What other sitcom in history can you say a few words and instantly know what episode you are talking about? Junior Mints, Marble Rye, Sponge-worthy, Muffin tops, Counter-clockwiseswirl, Vandelay Industries, Puffy shirt, Shrinkage, Pez dispensers,Manssiere, Double dipping, Mulva, big salad, Magic Loogie and Festivus, which was Georges dads alternative to Christmas, just to name a few. Remember the episodes about the Soup Nazi, the Chinese Restaurant, the Parking Garage, the Contest and the Race. I know at least one of those brought a smile to your face. How many sayings can you recite from the show? Not that theres anything wrong with that. No soup for you. Theyre real and theyre spectacular. Its not you, its me. No, youre Schmoopy! Master of your Domain. Can you spare a square? The dingo ate her baby. Besides the main four, the supporting cast added a great dynamic to the show and the storyline. Some of our favorites were Poppy, Puddy, Babu, Kenny Bania, Sue Ellen Mishke, Lloyd Braun, The Costanzas, The Drake, The Maestro, Mickey, Uncle Leo and Art Vandelay, who was an architect and Georges alter ego. And, of course, Jerrys least favorite, Newman, who had no first name. In one episode, we see his business card and it simply states,Newman. Also there were some unforgettable one-timers such as the Close Talker, The Sidler, Pigman, Susie, Bubble Boy and The Low Talker. Who could forget Elaines dancing, Kramers entrance into any room, or the non-emotion shown by all when Georges fiance, Susan, drops dead from licking toxic invitation envelopes because George got a good deal on them? Ahhh, the show about nothing. TV Guide named it the greatest television program of all time, with 78 million watching its final episode. Can it ever be matched? Mostly it was funny and sharp and brilliantly created ... yada, yada, yada. LEADERScontinued from page 4 Legion Color Guard appears at Rays game Special to the Riverland NewsThe American Legion Post No. 58 Honor Guard presented the colors at the Tampa Bay Rays recent home game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rays won 10-3. Members of the Honor Guard, from left, are: Capt. Eric Persons, Ruff Pennington, Ralph Guckenburger and Dan McCray. JERSEYcontinued from page 4 SMILEcontinued from page 4
recipe contests or chili cook-offs. She didnt enter the field to break barriers, or to prove a point. Her reason was simple. I love to cook, she said, recalling the first time she butchered an entire hog as part of a classroom project with her students during the first stage of her career as a teacher in the Fort Myers area. I cleaned it and butchered it, then we used the meat for a home economics class. We had a lot left over, so we decided to roast it for the entire school. Frazee, who has been in and around a kitchen for the better part of her life, credited her mother and grandmother for being great cooks. It was her involvement in 4H as a young girl that got her in the kitchen, she explained. As a youth, Frazee was interested in the entomology, the study of bugs but because there was no FFA Chapter in her hometown, the only way she could show her collection of bugs was through 4H. I had to belong to a cooking and sewing group, she said. Because I wanted to have my bugs on exhibit, I had to participate in those other things too, which sounds ridiculous. Still, this was more about the satisfaction of competing in a market which has grown in popularity in the past 20 years. Frazee remembers to this day the initial reaction her appearance at her first event garnered from other competitors. The funny thing was there was a lot of guys who would stop and say, oh wait, theres a girl smoking in the boys room, she said, now laughing at the remark after several years. There are still some guys not happy to see a woman out there. No matter, Frazee said. They know two things, she added, Im not going anywhere and Im still going to compete. They might have learned after that first competition, which Frazee won. She remembers the event all too well, because it taught her more than just cooking under pressure at events; it taught her what additional camping supplies were necessary. I got there and it was hotter than blue blazes, she explained, noting it was 97 degrees at her arrival and dropped to 60 degrees at night. And it was raining hard all night, and I kept feeding that (stick burner), every minute as the rain was hitting the cooker, which dropped the temperature. Typically, Frazee said, she would get a 15-minute cat nap here and there, but not that night. I was delirious, she said. I didnt have a tent for the cooker. I learned so much. In addition to learning what additional camping supplies were necessary, Frazee has become a certified judge for competitions throughout Florida and other parts of the United States. In addition, shes a member of the Florida BBQ Association Circuit as well as the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS). Shes competed on the circuit for Florida BBQ Associationsanctioned events this past year, and currently is ranked 20th in the state out of 450 registered and certified pit masters. I have a lot of friends in the barbecue industry, Frazee said, noting cooking with world champion Melissa Cookston is atop her bucket list. I would love to be able to cook a whole hog with her. She has undoubtedly made her mark. No one can deny her. I have made a career of always doing things the best I can do. So, I want to be an expert in everything that Ive done, because thats the teacher part of me. That means experimenting with different cooking devices, such as the traditional stick burner or a pellet burner, which has a computer attached and automatically feeds a fire and keeps the temperature at the correct setting. After using both, Frazee favors the stick burner. Im old school, Frazee said, noting perhaps when shes 60 shell use a gravity set cooker full time so she can sleep through the night. I use an ugly 55-gallon drum, where I cook most everything, including ribs and chicken wings. And cooking, whether its for a party shes catering through her business or for a competition, drives her to create the perfect meal. Frazee explained in a competition barbecue, there are typically four categories, chicken, ribs, pork and beef. Her personal favorite is brisket. I love to cook brisket, I cook a really good brisket that melts in your mouth, she said. In a competition, brisket is my favorite. I love to cook baby back ribs, or St. Louis ribs. We like them falling off the bone, but you dont cook ribs like that in a competition. You cook to a specific tenderness. But when it comes to cooking at home or for parties, Frazee said she can do it all on a grill. And shes not kidding or bragging. I could easily prepare a 5-course meal on a grill, she explained, noting everybody could do it given the time. It doesnt have to be what people typically think of it. Frazee said one of her special dishes done on the grill is bread pudding. She said a lot of the time shell make it when shes at a competition, but not for the event itself, but for the other competitors when they are sharing dishes with each other. The reaction is often the same when folks sample the dish. Theyre like, Oh my gosh, you just did that on a grill? she said. Frazee isnt one-dimensional though. She pens a recipe column for Barbecue America Magazine and hosts an online BlogTalk titled Barn Goddess BBQ & More at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. This past year, she opted to branch out again in an attempt to secure a spot on the Travel Channels newest reality cooking show, American Grilled. Unlike her previous attempts to land a role on shows such as Master Chef, or Rachel Rays Burger Bash and the Next Food Network Star, Frazee nailed the audition for American Grilled and its pilot episode. American Grilled will debut at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, on the Travel Channel. The show Frazee will be featured on was filmed in Pensacola, where she competes against three other competitors for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize. Due to a confidentiality agreement, Frazee was unable to divulge the final results, but did indicate she made it past the first round. Frazee said her past experiences auditioning for reality shows paid off and what she was able to glean from watching behind-the scenes. Still, she said, with thousands of people applying at one time, most people would be shocked at what the process is like. You have the introductory interview, which lasts 1 to 2 hours, Frazee explained, in which they ask you off the wall questions and have you look a different direction than the cameras. Then, she explained, you compete in so many rounds. You could be there for 8 hours and then you have an exit interview that lasts from 2 to 3 hours, Frazee added. You might be on television 10 minutes, so you dont know what theyre going to pull out. Frazee said the most frustrating part of the experience is the cameras constantly in your face throughout the ordeal. They are in your face the entire time, she said. They are so polished on it. You couldnt go to the bathroom by yourself, because they were afraid you might ask someone for advice. The show was filmed on a public beach in Pensacola with less than ideal conditions. It was windy as hell the day we filmed, the weather has been perfect for all of their other shoots, she said. We were facing the elements that nobody else had seen it. We had such a hard time with the wind. People dont realize the stress of having to do something quickly and have to do it in 20 minutes. In addition, because the beach couldnt close off public access, the public formed a larger than normal crowd at the event. Making sure the crowd didnt spoil the results was tricky, Frazee added. But shed certainly do it again tomorrow, if given the chance. I loved it, I loved the pressure of it, she said, noting she plans to audition for the Next Food Network Star again.6 Riverland News, Thursday, July 31, 2014 Photos by JULIE MACINI/For the Riverland NewsLori Frazee adds asparagus to her pellet grill as she keeps a close eye on other items, such as skewered shrimp, bacon and pork loin. For more pictures, see Page 8. ABOVE: Lori Frazee seasons hot wings as her hungry husband Leon comes out to c heck on her progress. RIGHT: Frazee tends to chicken wings on her drum grill as a v ariety of other food is grilled under the awning of her custom BBQ RV. ON THE TUBE: Frazee will be featured on the Travel Channels latest show, American Grilled, at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. She competes against three other contestants for the chance to win a $10,000 cash prize at the event, which was filmed in Pensacola. FACTS ABOUT FRAZEE: Graduate of Purdue University; former agriculture teacher; three years on the Florida BBQ Association Circuit; Team Name: Barn Goddess BBQ; the only one-woman team on the circuit; Certified Florida BBQ Association Judge; first year competing in the KCBS; Recipe Contributor: Barbecue America Magazine; and BlogTalk radio host, Barn Goddess BBQ & More at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. SMOKIN continued from page 1
David Anthony Newmeyer, 17OCALADavid Anthony Newmeyer, 17, of Ocala, died July 23, 2014, as a result of a car accident. Heirs Funeral Home of Ocala.Sign the guestbook at www.riverland news.com. Vendors sought for church eventCrafters, flea market and food vendors are needed for the Church of the Advents annual Trash to Treasure sale, which will be Saturday, Oct. 25. Spaces are available for $15 each; tables are not provided. Shaded spots are assigned on a paid registration basis. For information, call the church office at 465-7272 or Al Sickle at 352-208-5664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Church of the Advent is at 11251 County Road 484, Dunnellon. Romeo Baptist plans new studyRomeo Baptist Church will host a new discipleship class, Family Driven Faith by Voddie Baucham, based on Deuteronomy 6:4-9. The class will be at 6 p.m. Sundays, beginning Aug. 3, and run for 12 weeks. For more information, call 489-1788. Church hosts bingo weeklySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church hosts bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Prizes up to $250. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Bookstore, which is inside the library, is at 20351 Robinson Road, behind Winn-Dixie. There are novels, bios, cooking, gardening, inspirational, craft, selfhelp, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-OnTape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store hours are now from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends Bookstore, with all proceeds benefiting the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends are committed to giving a monthly book endowment (new books), in addition to providing office equipment, landscaping, and various other library enhancements. For information, call the library at 438-4520. Friends of the Library bookstore open In celebrating my recent birthday, I found myself caught up in a case of nostalgia. I never imagined I would really get this old. Not that I am old, mind you, but I have reached the point in life I never thought I would when I was younger. Had I known I would get this old, I would have saved some of the energy I wasted during my teenage years. How was I to know that as you got older your supply of energy began diminishing? When I was younger, I could not sit still for long and no matter where I went, I ran. It was impossible for me just to walk. Often my mother chided me by saying, Slow down, young man. But I never could. I have finally come to the point where I am in harmony with my mothers desire. The only problem is, I am not a young man anymore. Today, I can sit in my easy chair for hours and not even move. I keep a little mirror on the stand next to my chair so my wife can periodically check to see if I am still breathing. Often, the only indication of life is the occasional snoring. One thing I have learned in growing older is that my eyes are not quite what they used to be. For example, the mailbox used to be rather close to the front door of our house. Now, I can barely see it from the front door and it takes over an hour to reach it by walking. To be truthful, halfway to the mailbox I have to pause and catch my breath. And, when I look at my checkbook, I can barely see to the end of the month. When I was young, I used to hear the saying, A penny saved is a penny earned. Now, my eyes are so bad, I cannot see anything to buy for a penny. Not only are my eyes going, but my hearing is not quite what it used to be when I was young. It is not as bad as it might seem. There is a good side to diminished hearing. When I am in a crowd with people talking, I can sit back, smile, nod my head occasionally and not have to be bored with what everybody is saying. Experience has taught me that people are not really interested in hearing what I have to say. Rather, they want me listening to what they have to say. Usually, people have a lot to say and all they require are two ears. It does not have to be ears that hear, just ears that appear. Most things heard in such circumstances are not worth hearing. Perhaps that is the genius of our ears. In aging, they develop a little bit of wisdom and after a while, they just give up, not hearing anything really worth hearing. I cannot remember the last time I heard something under such circumstances worth hearing the first time, let alone remembering. This brings me to my memory. The best thing about memory is, you can remember things the way you want to remember them. After all, it is your memory and it should be up to you to remember what you want. My memory has a way of bringing out the positive to the absolute exclusion of the negative. And who wants to dwell on the negative? Whoever said you cannot live in the past is probably not old enough to have any past worth remembering. And the marvelous thing about remembering things in the past is that you can remember them as you like. It is your version of the past. Some people write journals, I like to trust my memory. As my memory has aged, it has become better, just like a fine wine. In fact, my memory is so good I can distinctly remember things that never happened. And the details I remember are simply astounding. Each time IRiverland News, Thursday, July 31, 2014 7 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 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Jean H. Desir, Pastor 000HYB5 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 000IK6K 000IMGZ 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 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 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 000IMK7 000ISBI 489-2685 Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Summer Service 9:00 AM Healing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 9:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith Rainbow River Blue Cove 000IUAW 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Weekday Groups: Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent adventepiscopal.net 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 THANK YOU CITRUS/MARION COUNTIESCALL (352) 489-4844Owner Does The WorkCLEANMASTER26 Years in Business Get Any 2 ServicesSame Day and SAVE! Gutter Cleaning Entire HouseOnly $50Pressure Cleaning House Driveway Pool Enclosure Roof FREE ESTIMATES! Carpet Cleaning $18(3 room minimum)Dry Cleaning or SteamPer Room Sofa and Loveseat Call for DetailsFurniture Cleaning$601 Chair Cleaned FREE 000IUB8 000IWK2 Come join the James Gang! As we meet up at the Historic Dunnellon Train Depot in downtown Dunnellon Saturday, August 9th, 1-4pm Enjoy some BBQ and meet with Bobby James Re-Election Candidate Marion County School Board Dist. 3 Learn about the Balanced Score Card Plan! Quality Education... Our Children Deserve It! Pd Pol Adv Paid for and Approved by Bobby James for Marion County School Board Dist. 3 Pastor has learned a lot in his lifetimeOUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 10 Thrift shop donates to Christians In Action Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop volunteers, from left, Elaine Huett and Karen Keen, present a check to Sue LeBrun, vice president of Christians in Action. Sue LeBrun, the recently appointed vice president of Christians In Action (CIA), spoke to the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop women July 15 at its monthly meeting. Her passion for helping those less fortunate left an impression. This organization was begun to augment items available from local food banks and those that cannot be purchased with food stamps. It distributes clothing, toiletries, personal grooming products, dish and laundry detergents to families and individuals who qualify under federal guidelines. The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop women voted to donate $1,000 to assist the CIA in its efforts. When notified of the size of the donation, LeBrun was speechless and moved to tears. This will buy enough items to take care of the next three months, LeBrun explained. In making the donation, the thrift shop women indicated they would like to dedicate this to the late Geri Davis in recognition of her charitable works and numerous contributions to the Dunnellon community. It was Davis favorite project and she and LeBrun worked tirelessly to keep it going since it began in November 2012. Photo by Joann McCullough CHURCH NEWS OBITUARY Special to the Riverland News
8 Riverland News, Thursday, July 31, 2014 Lori Frazee, a local resident and pit master, will be featured on the Travel Channels latest show, American Grilled, at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. She will compete against three other contestants for the chance to win a $10,000 cash prize at the event, which was filmed in Pensacola. The 12-year Dunnellon resident opened her cookers and her backyard recently for the Riverland News. Clockwise from above left: Frazee adds skewers of shrimp to her computerized pellet grill. Frazee adds melted butter to a rack of ribs before putting them into the smoker. Frazee cuts thick slices from bacon she cured naturally herself. Frazee wraps up her ribs in foil after seasoning them. Frazee explains how the pellet grill works. The all-wood pellets burn slowly at the temperature she sets.Photos by JULIE MANCINI/ Riverland News
Restaurant relocation goes smoothlySaucy Circles pizzeria is the first business to move out of the building at the intersection of State Road 40 and U.S. 41. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) notified the owner of the building and the three tenants in November 2013 that the structure was going to be demolished and replaced with another drainage retention area (DRA). At the end of January, the FDOT completed the largest DRA at the south side of State Road 40 to correct the past flooding problem under the railroad bridge. The DRA that will replace the structure at the north corner of State Road 40 is being built to control any flooding which may occur with the widening of U.S. 41 from two to four lanes. The commercial property is being acquired under eminent domain, which means the government has the right to purchase property for public use with just compensation to the owner, according to FDOT spokesman Steve Olsen. We also help to relocate all the people after the agent receives an appraisal report and presents the offer to the owner, Olsen explained. The Department made one of the tenants Saucy Circles eligible for relocation early, because they had found a replacement site and wanted to move before it was taken by someone else. Debbie and Scott Covey, owners of Saucy Circles, had signed a one-year lease with the building owner in June 2013. About five months later, they were told they had to relocate by Terri Hannah, an acquisition agent with the Florida Project Land Specialist and Acquisition. We found this new property on our own, but Agent Hannah helped us to get moved in a timely fashion and we received comp immediately after the move, Debbie Covey said. She was helpful in that aspect. She also helped us by calling our new landlord to say the money (for the deposit) was coming. Although the Coveys found a new structure on State Road 40, 3 miles east of their previous location, new problems prevented them from opening immediately. The new building previously was a delicatessen and grocery store licensed under the Department of Agriculture and their business is a food service and has to be licensed under the Department of Professional Business Regulations. We couldnt just transfer our license to the new location, she said. We had to start all over again and submit a plan review. It was a floor plan of the building to show the location of the bathrooms, coolers and things like where the hand washing and mop sinks were. Then we had to wait for the food inspectors to make sure we meet all the state regulations. The Coveys lease was to expire June 12, but they decided to leave a month early so they could procure their new location. It was the end of June before all the state requirements were satisfied and they were able to open. The state took over our lease at the old place so no one else could move in and then the state would have to buy them out, Debbie Covey explained. Fortunately our two cooks Zena and Nick stayed unemployed and waited for us to reopen. With all the problems the Coveys encountered with the move, they also discovered and focused on the positive side. Their lease agreement with SBK One LLC, the owner of the structure to be torn down, stipulated the Coveys had to purchase their soda from the convenience store to sell in the pizzeria, therefore, they didnt make any profit on it. The gas station/convenience store is the largest tenant in the building. We couldnt sell soda unless we bought it from the convenience store next to us, but now we can sell soda and beer, she said. The plus side to having to move is we now have an expanded delivery area. We are busier than I thought we were going to be having just opened. Saucy Circles opened for business June 25 at 16900 W. State Road 40. Another tenant Jenifer Boscarino, owner of Jenifers Hair Studio, has rented from SBK One LLC for about 10 years and also hopes to have a positive outcome from her compulsory move. Im taking the time to find just the right place, Boscarino said. I plan to stay in the area to make it as convenient for my clients as possible.Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at email@example.com. The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will offer special back-to-school immunization clinics in August to help students get ready for school. Vaccines provide the best defense to protect you and your family from the spread of infectious diseases, said Jan Stepp, Immunization Clinic supervisor for the Florida Department of Health in Marion County. We want to give parents every opportunity to get their kids ready for the school year by taking advantage of our immunization services before school starts. The Department will offer free school vaccinations at the Marion County Childrens Alliance Back-to-School Bash. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center, 1510 NW 4th St., Ocala. In addition to school immunizations, the event includes fun and games, food, and free backpacks for school. For information about the Back-to-School Bash, call 352-438-5990. The Department of Health has scheduled special back-to-school immunization clinics from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 to 8, Aug. 11 to 15 and Aug. 18 to 20 at the Departments Ocala facility at 1801 SE 32nd Ave. No appointment is needed, and the immunizations are free for those ages 18 and younger. Parents should bring their childs immunization records if they have them. New health requirements mean that children may need an additional polio vaccination before they can enter kindergarten. Children entering seventh grade require the Tdaptetanus diphtheria and acellular pertussisbooster vaccine. Vaccination requirements include: Kindergarten through sixth grade: two doses of the varicella vaccine Grades seven through 12: one dose of the varicella vaccine Grades seven through 12: the Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/per tussis) vaccine Students entering a Florida school for the first time should have two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. For information about immunizations, call 352-629-0137, ext. 2017. Church collects box tops for schoolsThe 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.Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For information, visit www.manatee div.org or call Todd Dunn, commanding officer, at 352-212-5473 or tdunn@manateediv. org.Riverland News, Thursday, July 31, 2014 9 SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000HYK9 000HYK9 000IQ17 PLUMBING Dunnellon Plumbing Supply Faucets Well Pumps 2728 W. Dunnellon Rd. 489-0690 Open to the public Sprinklers Drain Fields Tanks Water Heaters Water Conditioners 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000IQ5E 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 KEN HANDYHANDYMAN LLC Cabinets Counter Tops Drywall Painting Tile (352) 465-2631 License #L04000014330 HANDYMAN 000ICPE 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 TERMITES? TERMITES? TERMITES? Get a fast, honest answer Scheduling done within 24 hours Reasonable prices without high pressure sales 000IOWJ Ask about our affordable lawn spray STAR TERMITE & PEST CONTROL Coat & Seal Pavers Roof and Driveway Coatings Ranch & Farm Fences Wall & Ceiling Texture Gutter Cleaning Popcorn Ceiling Repairs PAUL GLENNS Complete Painting & Pressure Cleaning PAINTING Quality Work for Less Free Estimates 43 Years Experience 000IEM2 Jimmy Glenn 352-209-6228 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 795 $ 795 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. RAY RAY RAY CC C C C C ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION Crayconst.com Crayconst.com Crayconst.com 16 x 7 SLIDING GARAGE SCREEN DOOR 16 x 7 SLIDING 16 x 7 SLIDING GARAGE GARAGE SCREEN SCREEN DOOR DOOR 000IEML We also install custom acrylic & glass windows. Beat The Price Increase! 000IEMY IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2013 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $39 99 With coupon. 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 000ICWF 000IPZD 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Where Quality And Price Meet 000IQCK CAC035472 LIC. & INS. 465-5353 www.dunnellonair.com AIR CONDITIONING Replacement Specialists PAINTING 352-465-6631 Ferraros Painting Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing FREE ESTIMATES Repaint Specialist 000ICWZ 000HEDM DUNNELLON MARION CITRUS 489-3917 Licensed & Insured #CAC1813249 Specializing In System Change-outs We Service All Brands Maintenance Agreements Comfort Club Discounts 24 Hour Emergency Service BBB RATING A+ AC AND HEATING 000ISAK AIR CONDITIONING 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 11928 N. Williams St. Dunnellon, FL (Triangle Building) 352-489-1002 000IOWS 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... 000ITWC Judith Is Here 854-6531 Walk-Ins Welcome 6160 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Jasmine Plaza FOURTEEN YEARS EXPERIENCE Come See Judith Pierro Health department back-to-school shots offered AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsDebbie and Scott Covey, owners of Saucy Circles, have moved into their new location on State Road 40, 3 miles east of their previous home. AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News
Clothe the Children scheduled Aug. 7The Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will give out free new and gently used childrens clothing to families in need from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug 7, at its annual Clothe the Children drive in the church pavilion at 7525 U.S. 41.For information, call 489-5954.Church to host Saturday SupperThe Third Saturday Supper will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Community Congregational Christian Church at 9220 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs in the Dewain Farris Fellowship Hall. Adult tickets are $10 and children are $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Takeout is available. For information, call 489-1260.Church mens club plays horseshoesThe Mens Club of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will play horseshoes at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the church.Horseshoes will be provided to anyone needing them and instructions in pitching, scoring and court maintenance will be provided. For information, call 489-5954. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 9 to Nov. 13 at the Marion County Sheriffs Office at 692 NW 30th Ave., Ocala. The six-week course training helps prepare participants to take care of themselves during a disaster. This course will offer training on disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations and more. Once trained, participants have the opportunity to join their local neighborhood team that will assist first responders during a disaster. CERT Teams assist by assessing their community and providing basic medical treatment to those in need and report all the information to Emergency Management. The CERT Program is offered by the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Bureau of Emergency Management and is a free to all who are interested. For information or for an application, call Emergency Management at 352-369-8100 or email MarionCERT@marion so.com. recount a memory I remember new details. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has quite a different take on all of this. She remembers everything that actually happened. She has a photographic memory, whereas I have, according to her, a problematic memory. At her discretion, she can marshal all of the facts of the incident in the order in which it happened. Usually her memory throws my memory in a different light. No matter how I recount my memory, she always has some correction to it. More than once, she has claimed I stretched the truth. But I believe, if the truth cannot handle some stretching what good is it in the first place? If it is so fragile and cannot handle a little bit of stretching, I am not sure it is worth remembering. As my body gets weaker, my memory gets stronger. In the Old Testament, David spoke often of the importance of memory. I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands (Psalms 143:5 KJV). For David, in his old age his memory brought him a great deal of comfort. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread (Psalms 37:25 KJV). My goal is to live each day in such a way that years down the road I will have a good memory.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2 @att.net. 10 Riverland News, Thursday, July 31, 2014 000IW8R Call (352) 489-2731 Deadline August 22, 2014 000IWC2 Expires 8/31/14. In-County Only Name _____________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________ State __________ Zip __________ Phone ________________ Email __________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill Me Sign up online Promo Code: FALL Clip, complete and mail to: $ 22 $ 22 Stay updated all year long with the best of local news, events, coupons and more! For 1 Year 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 Call 352-489-2731 www.riverlandnews.com PASTORcontinued from page 7 Family, friends bid farewell to longtime resident AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon resident Natalie Warren, seated center, is surrounded by family and friends at a recent surprise going away party Warren is moving to an assisted-living facility in Ohio to be closer to her stepdaughter. Warren lived in the area for almost 30 years, was a lector and Eucharistic Minister at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and was active in the drama club until her health recently declined. She is sad to be leaving the area and all her friends, but is confident she will make new friends soon. Guardian ad Litem seeks volunteers There are about 1,700 children in the Marion, Hernando, Lake, Sumter and Citrus counties, who have been removed from their homes for alleged abuse, abandonment or neglect, who are now part of a dependency court proceeding. These children need someone who will speak up for them, and the Guardian ad Litem program is seeking volunteers. A GAL is a volunteer appointed by the court to advocate for a child. The volunteer works as part of a team with a volunteer supervisor and program attorney. They become familiar with the child and the childs case and makes recommendations to the court to help ensure a safe, caring, stable and permanent environment for that child. Persons 21 years of age and older adults between the ages of 19 and 21 are also eligible, working under the guidance and partnership with a certified volunteer GAL who successfully complete the preservice training program, have a clean criminal background check and are able to be objective are eligible. A GAL must successfully complete 30 hours of pre-service training. On average, volunteers spend 5 to 10 hours a month on a case. Most cases last 10 months. The next training begins Monday, Aug. 4, at the Ocala Police Department, 402 S. Pine Ave., Ocala. For information, call Sarah Jay at 352-274-5231 or email Sarah.Jay@gal.fl.gov.. For information and an application, visit www.guardianadlitem.org. Special to the Riverland News CERT training session scheduled CHURCH NOTES
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means everyone else is doing well. In all, Florida residents are expected to save at least $40 million over the three-day holiday, which was passed unanimously by the 2014 Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. Combined spending for back to school and college is expected to reach about $5 billion in Florida, and taxexempt sales will account for an estimated $600 million of that spending. During the tax holiday weekend, there will be no state or local sales taxes due on the first $750 of the sales price of personal computers and related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. The term personal computer includes any electronic book reader, laptop, desktop, handheld, tablet, or tower computer, but does not include cell phones, video game consoles, digital media receivers, or devices that are not primarily designed to process data. The term related accessories includes keyboards, mice, personal digital assistants, monitors (except those with TV tuners), modems, routers, and nonrecreational software. Clothing and shoes up to $100 will be tax exempt, along with school supplies up to $15. That includes pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook paper, legal pads, binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers, folders, poster board, composition books, poster paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue or paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses and calculators. According to the National Retail Federations 2014 Back-to-School Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics, up 5 percent from $634.78 last year. A study by The Washington Economics Group (WEG) that examined the impact of the back-toschool sales tax holiday confirmed that increased spending during the threeday period in 2010 generated $115 million more in taxable sales, and $293 million more in overall sales. That generated an additional $7 million in revenue to the state of Florida. The Florida Retail Federation is the statewide trade association representing retailers -the businesses that sell directly to consumers. Florida retailers provide one out of every five jobs in the state, pay more than $49 billion in wages annually, and collect and remit more than $20 billion in sales taxes for Floridas government each year. For more information, visit the FRF website, and follow FRF on Facebook and Twitter. Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results from July 22:Winners: 1. Luise Pellett, 6,320; 2. Billie Barnes, 5,890; 3. Jean Bozak, 5,360. Slams: Pauline Sturtevant and Luise Pellett, 6 Hearts.Results July 15:Winners: 1. Jeanne Reed, 5,810; 2. Pauline Sturtevant, 5,110; 3. Dick Davis, 4,270. Slams: Barney Reagan and Pauline Sturtevant, 6 Spades, and Gary Roosenberg and Betsy Davis, 6 Diamonds.Results from July 8:Winners: 1. Jean Bozak, 5,710; 2. Pauline Sturtevant, 4,640; 3. Jeanne Reed, 4,480. Slams: Billie Barnes and Richard Davis, 6 NT.Results from July 1:Winners: 1. Brian Norris, 7,260; 2. Shirley MacDonald, 6,090; 3. Pauline Sturtevant, 5,230.Slams: Gary Roosenberg and Jean Bozak, 6 Hearts. 12 Riverland News, Thursday, July 31, 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. 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PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating the Board of Directors bimonthly meeting on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office, 382 N. Suncoast Blvd Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. Published July 31, 2014. 422-0731 RIV 8/22 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 08/22/2014 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. 1FTEF15Y1RNB37683 1994 FORD 1HGCG56661A038198 2001 HONDA 1NXBB02E6TZ476712 1996 TOYOTA JS1GN77A6T2100646 1996 SUZUKI Published July 31, 2014. 423-0731 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE #ORD2014-02 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance: ORDINANCE #ORD2014-02 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 74, VEGETATION, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY DELETING ARTICLE II, WEEDS, IN ITS ENTIRETY; AMENDING SECTIONS 95-5 AND 99-9 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND LOT MOWING; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on August 11, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive. COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M. THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Published July 31, 2014. 424-0731 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF DUNNELLON PLANNING COMMISSION TO CONSIDER AN APPLICATION FOR A SITE PLAN The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for recommendation to the City Council regarding a Site Plan requested by OReilly Auto Parts pursuant to Land Development Regulations, Appendix A, Zoning, Section 9.2(15) and (16) and Section 9.3-1, for property located at 11423 North Williams Street, between E. McKinney Avenue and Brooks Street, being Parcel Number 33641-001-00. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice. The application, filed under application number PZ1314-80, submitted by OReilly Auto Parts, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall. For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105. The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500. Published July 31, 2014. 419-0731 RIV Marso, Theresa 2014-CP-1109 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2014-CP-1109 IN RE: ESTATE OF THERESA MARSO a/k/a THERESA M. MARSO Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THERESA MARSO a/k/a THERESA M. MARSO, deceased, whose date of death was April 1, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 24, 2014 Personal Representative: /s/ Alma Bockenstedt 37214 Hennepin Rd., Edgewood, IA 52042 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ LORENZO RAMUNNO, 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: email@example.com Secondary E-Mail:firstname.lastname@example.org www.ramunnolawfirm.com Published July 24 & 31, 2014. 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