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Thursday, August 7, 2014 Vol 32 No. 39 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 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 four-year term.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.Dunnellon HistoricVillage.com.Educator springs awareness programRainbow River Conservation Inc. will sponsor Springs Awareness for Educators from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Rainbow Springs State Park. All Marion County educators can earn Master In-Service Points for attendance. Presentations will be given by Florida Springs Institute and Southwest Florida Water Management District and free teaching resources will be available. For information, email Jacque.Ballas @marion.k12.fl.us. Police: Pair nabbed for drugs Sitting in the rear of a Marion County Sheriffs Office patrol cruiser Friday morning, wrists bound together in a pair of handcuffs in the parking lot of the Marathon Service Station along U.S. 41, Benjamin Ben Tyler directed a profanity-laced tirade at law enforcement authorities after the 41-year-old Dunnellon resident refused to speak with officials about the large quantity of marijuana they found in his possession. I aint telling you (expletive), Tyler told Officer Mike Anger of the Dunnellon Police Department post-Miranda. But when Tyler spotted a news reporter, he was eager to explain his quandary to the Riverland News. Its for medicinal use man, he said about the 5.5 pounds of packaged cannabis as well as other drug Benjamin Ben Tyler Wilbert Gaines One suspect tells Riverland News cannabis was for medicinal use See DRUGS page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Lawyer seeks to have lawsuit tossed City will have its say in courtRainbow Springs residents, through their attorney, presented their case in January as to why the citys interpretation of Florida Statute 180 to implement a 25 percent surcharge on Rainbow Springs utility customers was wrong. Almost eight months later, theyre still waiting for a ruling from Judge Steven Rogers. The city will get its chance at 10 a.m. Friday morning to defend its actions for implementing a 25 percent surcharge based on Florida Statute 180 after purchasing the previously privately owned and operated system in December 2011, when City Attorney Virginia Cassady will present the citys motion for partial summary judgment. In addition, the citys motion, filed in April, is asking Judge Rogers to dismiss the class-action lawsuit filed two years ago. Cassadys filing could mean both parties will have to wait long for a ruling, as the civil court judge has frequently shown a tendency not to issue immediate rulings. In January, Ralf Brookes, who represents Louis Benzas class-action lawsuit against the city regarding its interpretation of Florida Statute 180, asked Judge Rogers to require officials to immediately drop the surcharge. In his argument, Brookes maintained the city is not fully interpreting the statute correctly. Its unconstitutional, it lacks any rational basis, he told Judge Rogers regarding the citys implementation of the surcharge. The burden shifts to the defendants to see what (reason) they have to implement the surcharge. Its a material fact. Cassady objected, Riverland News See LAWSUIT page 13 Virginia Cassady Ralf Brookes Special to the Riverland NewsOlana Osborne, center, shown walking through the Arlington National Cemetery, was one of 98 young women from Girls State program to go to Girls Nation, a national government training program. Osborne was selected to represent American Legion Post No. 58 at Girls State by the Post No. 58 Auxiliary Girls State committee. One teenager has already accomplished many things in her young life and has now achieved the distinction of becoming the first girl in Dunnellon to attend the American Legion Post 58 Auxiliary Girls State and Girls Nation. Olana Osborne was chosen from among 300 young women from Girls State program to go to Girls Nation, a national government training program. This prestigious program was started in 1937 by the American Legion Auxiliary to teach young women responsible citizenship, love for God and country and learn how their state and local governments operate. The past few months of whirlwind activity started when 14 girls were called to the front office of Dunnellon High School (DHS) and were told there was one sponsor for Girls State. DHS Principal Ken McAteer, assistant principal Stephen Ayres and a few teachers helped compose the list of the students called to the office. The girls all asked me if I was going, Osborne recalled. They didnt even want to try because they knew I wanted to be a lawyer. Eventually, the list of 14 was whittled down to three and each student had to write a 100-word essay about women in government. I wrote how women are often unrecognized as strong leaders in the government, she said. But a new generation is coming. The papers were read and the girls were interviewed by the American Legion Post No. 58 Auxiliary Girls State chairwoman Ellie Pollack and Sandy Taylor. After the interviews, Osborne first Dunnellon girl selected to attend Girls Nation Local teens garner accolades at Girls, Boys State Thomas earns $50K scholarship at Boys State A little initiative, curiosity and some effort resulted in a Dunnellon young man obtaining a $50,000 scholarship to Florida A&M University. William Will Thomas decided to take a tour of FAMU during his free time while he was attending the American Legion Boys State program in Tallahassee. We had about three or four hours of free time, Thomas said. I went on the FAMU tour. They had me write a short paragraph about myself, my grade point average and test scores. His undertaking resulted in an offer of an academic scholarship, which he can use to major in biomedical engineering. He had this wonderful opportunity because of the Dunnellon American Legion Post No. 58. Thomas was one of 11 boys Special to the Riverland NewsOlana Osborne, second from the left, was one of four young women at Girls Nation chosen to help lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetary. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See MARK page 14 See THOMAS page 11 AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News With a little initiative, curiosity and some effort Dunnellon Highs WIll Thomas obtained a $50,000 scholarship to Florida A&M University.JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News

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Jazz Up Dunnellon is just around the corner, as the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Mardi Gras-style music festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Jazz Up Dunnellon is hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by many fine businesses of Dunnellon. As the years have gone by, we have seen the streets fill with people, a lot of music and awesome food. Jazz Up Dunnellon will encompass both East and West Pennsylvania Avenues. Come and stroll down both sides of the streets and visit the Chamber beverage booths, sample Cajun/Creole-inspired food from our street vendors, and enjoy listening to our bands performing a variety of jazz styles, classic rock and country, on an October Saturday night. There will be something for everyone. Randy Smith will serve as this years music chairman. We are looking forward and excited to be working with Smith, who has years of experience facilitating music events across Florida and Georgia. And dont forget to check out our awesome Chamber breakfast at 7:30 a.m. the second Thursday monthly at Bentleys restaurant. Don, as always, puts out a fantastic buffet style breakfast, with a mouth-watering variety of breakfast items to choose from. The cost is $8 and includes tax and tip. The noted speaker for August will be City Manager Eddie Esch, who will speak about several topics and answer questions. The Chamber has also been speaking with the Ocala/Marion Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) to get closer to finding what its expectations from the Chamber. CEP is working on seminars, specifically designed for small business owners in Dunnellon. This is a series of seminars CEP will present in Dunnellon and have invited chamber members to attend. Visit www.Dunnellonchamber. com and click on CEP in the top right corner and a list of events will be shown for your review.Viola Soffe is the president of the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, August 7, 2014 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 Expires 8/31/13 Expires 8/31/13 Expires 8/31/13 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 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 8/31/14 Minimum charge applies. 3 ROOMS & HALLWAY $ 65 00 Expires 8/31/14 Minimum charge applies. CARPET STRETCHING OR REPAIR 25% OFF Expires 8/31/14 Minimum charge applies. 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Plans underway for Jazz Up DunnellonCHAMBER CHAT Viola Soffe Country Quilters assist Girl Scout project Special to the Riverland News Country Quilters of Dunnellon is a group of women who love to quilt, share knowledge and give back to the community by making and donating quilts. The club was established 10 years ago and is still going strong. As one of its many endeavors the group has been assisting Emily Woolf, from Ocala Girl Scout Troop No. 172. Woolf is working on her gold award. The gold award is the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn. She was seeking help to learn basic quilting skills while completing her project of donating quilts to Hospice of Marion County. Members of the Country Quilters agreed to also make quilts to include with those she was giving to Hospice. The group completed 16 quilts to add to her project goal. Country Quilters of Dunnellon meets at 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Friendship Hall of the First United Methodist Church on State Road 40 in Dunnellon. A major focus is making many childrens quilts each Christmas for children at Romeo Elementary School. Pillow cases are made for the children in the cancer unit at Shands Hospital. Quilts of Valor, for injured service men and women, is another yearly project the group participates in. From left, are, Kathleen Cap, Emily Woolf, Pat Dodson, Kay Fanelli, Yvonne Smith, Marie Comas, Mary Tolbert, Virginia Davis and Laura Rutkowski. WE WANT YOUR NEWSThe Riverland News seeks community news announcments such as first birthdays, births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries. To submit news, email Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@riverlandnews. com. Photos must be high-resolution images. Print photos can be scanned at our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave.

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paraphernalia law enforcement officers discovered in a trash bag in a truck he was driving with 56-year-old Wilbert Gaines, also of Dunnellon, as his passenger. I didnt know it was illegal to have it, he added in the presence of Anger and Deputy John Pettit. And the old adage, ignorance of the law is no excuse, proved true as both Tyler and Gaines face three counts of drugrelated charges after the pair were stopped for failure to wear their seat belts (also a state law). The pair was each charged with one count of: sell, manufacture or deliver of cannabis; possession of cannabis (more than 20 grams); and possession of drug paraphernalia (manufacture). Their bond was set at $6,000 apiece. According to the report, Anger was conducting traffic enforcement in the 12100 block of South Williams Street, or U.S. 41, when he observed a black Chevy pickup traveling northbound with both Gaines and Tyler not wearing their seat belts. Anger then initiated a traffic stop of the aforementioned truck, where it came to stop at the Marathon Gas Station. Upon making contact with both men, the report stated, Anger immediately detected the strong odor of cannabis emanating from the vehicle. Anger requested both mens personal identification. Tyler provided his identification; however, Gaines advised authorities hed left his wallet at home, but provided his name and date of birth. According to the report, both suspects were asked to exit the truck due to the strong odor of cannabis. Tyler then became upset and told Anger, you aint (expletive) search (sic) my truck. At that time, Anger requested back-up to assist with the traffic stop. A short time later, Deputy Pettit arrived at the location. Prior to the search, the report stated, authorities asked both defendants if there were any illegal narcotics inside the vehicle. Again, Tyler became irate and began to swear at Anger. Tyler told both Anger and Pettit his brother, Gaines, had smoked cannabis inside the truck. According to the report, Anger began his search of the truck and observed a black plastic trash bag behind the passengers seat within reach of both defendants. The trash bag contained a vacuum sealed bag with a large quantity (5.5 pounds) of a green leafy substance, which tested positive for cannabis. Also inside the trash bag were: a separate, clear plastic baggy with approximately 326 grams of a green leafy substance, which also tested positive for cannabis; a digital scale; and a Glad brand box containing numerous plastic baggies consistent with the distribution of cannabis. While en route to the jail, the report stated, Pettit advised Anger that Tyler admitted he sells the cannabis because he does not have a job and was hoping to sell the cannabis to farm workers. Gaines refused to speak with law enforcement authorities, the report stated. Medicinal marijuana, or cannabis, has yet to be legalized in the state of Florida. Voters will decide the fate of the proposed amendment in the Nov. 4 General Election. A 28-year-old Dunnellon woman ran afoul of law enforcement Sunday morning, when she reportedly huffed a can of Dust Off cleaner and bit a man numerous times, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest affidavit stated. According to the report, Jena L. Webb was charged with domestic battery and inhalation/ingestion of harmful chemicals. The report stated Officer Mike Anger was dispatched at approximately 6:43 a.m. to the 11800 block of Seminole Road in reference to a physical disturbance. Anger noted in his report Officer Aaron German had previously responded to the same location in reference to the defendant possibly ingesting harmful chemicals. While en route, Anger was notified the defendant had bitten the suspect and fled on foot. According to the report, upon arriving Anger located Webb, who was still in possession of a can of Dust Off brand duster and appeared to be disoriented and intoxicated. Anger placed her in the back of his patrol vehicle. Post Miranda, Webb told authorities she and the victim had gotten into a physical altercation due to her huffing dusters. Asked if she had inhaled or ingested any dusters today, Webb said, yes, and said it was the only one. However, Webb told Anger she had begun to inhale a second one prior to his arrival. The report stated Webb said the victim attempted to take the second can of duster away from her when she began biting him. The victim told authorities a similar story, advising after the previous officer left, he witnessed Webb retrieve a can of duster she had hidden and she began to inhale it. When the victim attempted to take the can away from Webb, she bit him multiple times and attempted to strike him by flailing her arms. The victim advised he struck Webb with an open hand, trying to prevent any further injury from her biting him so hard. According to the report, Webb told Anger she was talking out of her mind, which is common with the inhalation of chemical substances. Webb was transported to the Marion County Jail. No bond was set for the charge of domestic battery. Her bond for the second charge was set at $2,000, according to Marion County Jail records. Riverland News, Thursday, August 7, 2014 3 000IY9R Our own Jeff Bryan Happy Birthday from the staff of 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! 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Citrus Springs Blvd. Located next to the Cumberland Gas Station 352-897-5155 Tuesday Saturday 7:00am-4:00pm Breakfast & Lunch WE SERVE BREAKFAST! Police: Woman faces charges JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Jena Webb One hurt when truck, camper overturn on U.S. 41 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsRescue workers work to remove the window from an overturned Ford pickup truck last Thursday on U.S. 41. The truck was pulling a camper and driving northbound when the driver, according to an FHP spokesman on scene, veered into the southbound lane and overcorrected. The initial findings, the spokesman said, was one of the joints on the trailer broke and overturned, causing the truck to overturn and slide. There were five occupants in the truck, and the driver was transported to an Ocala-area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, the spokesman said. No one else was hurt in the wreck. The northbound lane on U.S. 41 was closed for more than hour as rescue workers cleaned up debris and removed the truck and camper. Solution to puzzle on Page 10 DRUGS continued from page 1 Special to the Riverland NewsThe contents of a trash bag discovered by the Dunnellon Police Department during a traffic stop last Friday yielded the following items: a vacuum sealed bag with a large quantity (5.5 pounds) of a green leafy substance, which tested positive for cannabis. Also inside the trash bag were: a separate, clear plastic baggy with approximately 326 grams of a green leafy substance, which also tested positive for cannabis; a digital scale; and a Glad brand box containing numerous plastic baggies consistent with the distribution of cannabis. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, August 7, 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 Was white flag a cry that America needs God?On the television news recently, they showed where somebody had changed the American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge to white flags a white flag symbolizing surrender. Then during my devotion, I read about surrendering our lives to Jesus. Did the person or persons who hung the white flags want that as their message? I would like to think so. Our country has definitely turned away from God and his teachings. We need to do something. Maybe all of us who love the Lord should show the world our love for Him by waving white flags a visible, outward sign symbolizing surrender of our hearts and lives to follow Him. Carol Nordberg,DunnellonA tale of two utilities could be an instant classicIn the classic Charles Dickens novel, A Tale of Two Cities, the opening is, It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness contrasting two cities. We know what Dunnellon would be in this comparison. If I were to write a Dunnellon novel, it would open with, It was the worst of times and getting worse, an age of foolishness, getting even more foolish. My novel would be a Tale of Two Utility Enterprises. I am comparing Dunnellon utilities to Marion County utilities, which I believe is a fair comparison. I reference the Ocala StarBanner article from July 28 reporting a rate increase of Marion County water rates of 2 percent. This will be the first rate increase since 2009 for Marion County utilities. A rate comparison example cited in the article is a Marion County Utility customer who used 10,000 gallons rates would increase to $81.69 versus the present $80.09. A Dunnellon utility customer would pay close to $200 for the same amount of water use. The county is also planning on upgrades to its services in the next decade costing between $10 million and $20 million, so they are not just getting by and still make money for the county. The county utility has cut its operating and maintenance cost by $3.7 million, or Age is just a simple number, right? Driving to work this morning I passed a truck pulling a boat. Boy, did I want to trade places with those folks. Mornings, who likes them anyway? However, it would be much easier to get out of bed if I was heading to the river instead of work. Surprisingly, it seems to be split 50/50 between early risers and night owls, according to recent studies done by askville.com. I actually fall somewhere in the middle. Of course, Im the middle child so everything I do is down the middle. Half of me loves going to bed early, but the other half loves sleeping in late. By late, I mean 8 oclock so I guess thats not really late. But it sure feels good when Im able to accomplish it. My husband, Russell doesnt have to be at work at any certain time, yet he gets up early anyway. I often wonder why. He recently decided to groom the dog while I was getting ready for work. He needed me to find the shampoo, watch him do his thing and then praise his efforts. Who has time for all that in the morning? Sometimes, I wish hed stay in bed until Im gone. And where does he get all that energy anyway? Knowing hes going to take a two-hour nap later in the day must help. Still, adults who consider themselves morning people report being happier, healthier and more self-satisfied than their late-sleeping peers, according to a recent study published in Emotion, a journal of the American Psychological Association. They say a lot of this is genetics. Yet, Im the only person in my family who likes to sleep in. Well, let me correct that. Im sure my father would sleep in if he was allowed to. Do you have a routine you like to follow in the mornings? Do you get up at the same time and do the same exact thing, step by step? And dont you hate it when something happens to throw you off? The alarm clock doesnt go off, or you drop toothpaste on your shirt? I know the slightest thing can throw me off and make me late for work. Once in a while I take my granddaughter to school and believe me, I love taking her. But then Im like a bowl of mush when I get to work. For the first 30 minutes I sit there wondering what I should do first because I veered from my schedule. On Saturday mornings, I have a cleaning routine I follow, unless we have plans for the day. I start on the kitchen and work my way room-by-room taking the same route each time. Only when done cleaning, do I shower and get out of my pajamas. OPINIONS INVITEDThe opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via 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. THE OTHER GUY LETTERS JERSEY GIRL GUEST COLUMN Our first membership drive mixer was an exciting time for the Dunnellon Business Association and for those who attended our event. The energy in the banquet room was buzzing with those interested in learning more. We appreciate the hospitality, great food and refreshments provided by our board member Nick Patel and his business Gruffs Tap & Grille as well as Team Cone Distributing. Our business partners with The Ocala/Marion Chamber of Economic Partnership (CEP) and their partners who attended were welcomed. We shared how businesses will benefit from this partnership by offering a discount if they choose to join both organizations. For some this makes sense, but we realize for other businesses it may not. The more than 150 guests who attended were asked as they registered for the many donated door prizes from AAA, ADT Security, Comfort Keepers, Creations by Clovis, Culligan Water, Dunnellon Chiropractic, Grumbles House Antiques & Garden Shops, The Home Outfitter, PCs-N-Parts and The Village Crier. Each guest was asked at registration what they would like to see the DBA do for their members. It helps keep us on point as to what our members or future members want from their organization. At the event, we had 10 new members sign up and have appointments set up to meet with the businesses for the next two weeks that would like to join. We are pleased with the outcome and membership for our new organization that is only one month old. Unfortunately, we did not and could not invite everyone to our first event due to the limited email database we had to work from. We posted on Facebook and met some new businesses as a result. As a new organization we are thrilled to begin this journey and we are looking forward to our ribbon cuttings with our new members, networking mixers, public relations, training seminars, and other marketing strategies to support our businesses. Monthly member meetings will be the fourth Tuesday monthly with networking starting at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6. The guest speaker will begin at 6:30. The amount to attend the dinner will be $12 for our members and $22 for guests at Gruffs Tap & Grille. We hope to see you at our first meeting Tuesday, Aug. 26. We have taken the time to ask and listen and will continue to do so. Communication between the DBA and its members is what will set us apart. We hope you will support the DBA and its mission to promote and advocate for the businesses. Our vision is to provide businesses, artists, entertainment venues and residents a place to prosper and business to flourish. If you would like more information or to be added to the invitation list for the member meeting and upcoming events, please email us at info@dunnellon businessassociation. com. Mathew Baillargeon is president of the DBA Board of Directors. Inaugural DBA event a successful venture Morning attitude Acouple of months ago, if you asked how I felt about turning 40, I would have done more than cringe. I would have curled up in a fetal position and whimpered like a wounded animal. Its amazing what a couple of months will do to change ones perspective on reaching the top of the hill, so to speak. Of course, great friendships and great conversations about life certainly can be beneficial. Forty came and went Wednesday, without much fanfare as I like. I went all out, or in, for my birthday celebration, capping it off with a rousing party at a City Council workshop. Unlike the blur my 21st birthday was and the very little of it I can remember, Ill likely remember the Council meeting. We discussed trees, lawsuits and plenty of other mundane items. Talk about a wild, festive night indeed. Maybe treating my 40th birthday like my 21st would have been better, theres not much to want to remember from those topics. Heres what Ive come to realize in the past two months. Life isnt over, theres still plenty left in the tank. Yes, I can no longer do a lot of things I did in my 20s and, perhaps, my early 30s. The recovery time just takes that much longer. But instead of life being, say a bit fuzzy, I can still enjoy a lot of what I used to do. And if I can kick a couple of nasty habits, find my way to a gym and get in shape, I can do a lot more than ever. I can enjoy the time I have with my children, and love on them endlessly while theyre still at an age when giving their dear ol dad a hug and kiss in public is acceptable and not embarrassing. Ive learned a dad full of life, with a lot of zest is better for them as well as me. With age comes wisdom and experience, right? Id like to think Im smarter than I was in my 20s (though some might chuckle at that notion), and the experiences of the past 39 years have taught me some invaluable lessons. Ones, that Id like to think, I can now use to make better decisions. So now that Im in my 40s, I feel like Emperor Kuzco from the Emperors New Groove. The emperor and Pacha are tied to a tree branch floating in a river. Pacha: Uh-oh. Kuzco: Dont tell me. Were about to go over a huge waterfall. Pacha: Yep. Kuzco: Sharp rocks at the bottom? Pacha: Most likely. Kuzco: Bring it on. Bring it on, indeed. See LETTERS page 5 See JERSEY page 5 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor MATHEW BAILLARGEON For the Riverland News

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BMAP meeting scheudled 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. 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.AARP Driver Safety Classes slatedAn AARP Driver Safety Program for those 50 and older which, with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $20 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $15. Bring your AARP card with you. This course will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 21 to 22 at the Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse, 4000 SW Deepwater Court. Payment for the class is due the first day. In addition, the course will be offered at 1 p.m. Sept. 4 and 5 at the sheriffs office substation on U.S. 41. For information or to register, call 465-6359. Music is going and if Im lucky I have the house all to myself. It probably drives my husband crazy as he is up, dressed and out of the house by 7 oclock. Wheres the fire? One of the first things I do every morning is fix my bed, which I hardly ever did when I was younger. It made no sense to me as I was just going to mess it up again. Now I cannot stand for it not to be made. I get my coffee ready, walk the dog and then head straight to the bedroom. Basically, I think were all creatures of habit. We like to stay on schedule and know that our daily chores have been accomplished. My mother has a morning ritual shes been doing for more than 40 years. She reads the newspaper with her morning coffee and it has to be at the crack of dawn. Guess thats why she gets so upset when the newspaper is late. For her, this gets her day started. She tells us if we ever see her sleep past 7 oclock, we better come running because something is wrong. My older brother does the 3 Ss every morning. I wont mention the first one, but the second two are shower and shave. He makes it no secret. But whatever our morning schedule may be, we should try to awaken in a good mood, ready to conquer the world. After all you only have one today and tomorrow is never promised. Sometimes your attitude makes all the difference. 24 percent, since the last rate increase five years ago. The county has a tiered rate structure like Dunnellon, the difference is the county rate structure is fair, non-gouging and reasonable. Money generated by the utility is used to fund the utility, not to pay for the police, fire and road departments. For example, the county has a fire assessment to pay for fire protection. Compare the above with Dunnellon utility rates and operations since 2011, you would be comparing county wisdom with Dunnellon foolishness. The county has purchased several communities utility systems and did not even come close to the historical financial abuse Dunnellon has fostered on its utility customers in and out of the city limits. All county utility customers pay the same, fair, realistic rates with no surcharges. If the county buys a utility who has charged customers more than county rates, they reduce the rates down to county rates. Also cited in the article is even though water use went down 25 percent, so did the operating cost, quite a contrast from the nonsense coming from Dunnellon about the drop in irrigation water use leading to a need for a rate increase. The county recently purchased, for $7.8 million, the Windstream Utility Company that services 1,300 customers on the State Road 200 corridor. The county utility states this unit is financially selfsufficient since revenue from the former Windstream customers is plowed back into that part of the county system to pay for the purchase, the operation cost and some capital improvements. Again, compare that accomplishment and good management to the Rainbow Springs Utility purchase and management fiasco. The city customers of Dunnellon Utilities have been ill-served by the utilities operations for years as it was poorly managed, neglected and the money diverted to run city operations. Only in Dunnellon would the former utility director be praised, promoted to city manager and given a raise via a rulebending non-completive process. A utility director position that was so important and needed it was not even filled and rightfully so; a utility director position that only had a utility supervisor and a road department supervisor to monitor. I do not think Marion County has a director for every two supervisors. Some would say I am comparing apples to oranges, which is often just a convenient dodge of the issue to avoid comparisons. I am comparing incompetence to competence, fairness to unfairness, good management to bad management and dealing in good faith versus dealing in bad faith. I am comparing county proven performance, verified numbers and hard facts to Dunnellons vague grasping at straw plans, unjustifiable illogical decisions and proven incompetence performance. I am comparing good governance to bad governance. The county utility system does what is best for its customers, whereas Dunnellon utilities do what is best to run an inefficient city operation using its captive customers. The contrast is stark and real. This is just another valid reason to consolidate services, departments and operations with the county to provide inexpensive services to the community. I would say it would be the best of times for Dunnellon to change its outlook and purpose or the city will continue with the worst of times. Does Dunnellon exist for the good of its citizens or do the citizens exist to pay for the good of Dunnellon government? If Dunnellon can truly afford to be a city, than the citizens of Dunnellon should pay for the services they use. The county takes its fiduciary responsibility to its citizens seriously; the Dunnellon city government does not. The tale does not end well for the city that continues to be foolish.Steve Swett,DunnellonRiverland News, Thursday, August 7, 2014 5 LETTERS continued from page 4 JERS EY continued from page 4 000IWS6 We are here to help, specializing in memory care. Call to schedule your personal tour today. Worried That Mom Cant Remember? ASSISTED LIVING The Harbor House at Ocala #AL8142 12080 SW. Hwy 484, Dunnellon, FL 34432 352-489-9698 The Haven House at Ocala #AL Lic. #5828 12980 SW Hwy. 480 Dunnellon, FL 34432 352-465-0300 The Harmony House at Ocala #AL Lic. #7687 5762 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-4544 000IX3Q 000I4P0 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 000IYB3 Learn about the Balanced Score Card Plan! Quality Education... 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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 jsickle391@gmail.com. The Church of the Advent is at 11251 County Road 484, Dunnellon. Romeo Baptist Church to host 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. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, August 7, 2014 Attend the worship service of your choice This past week found me in a bit of trouble with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage ... well, more than normal. It has become rather normal for me to be in trouble with her. No matter how hard I try not to be, it always is to be. This week was a high point for me getting into trouble. I never relish getting into a pickle with her, but sometimes it is unavoidable. All week long, I had been murmuring and complaining about how hot it was. Ive never seen such hot weather, I grumbled. I dont know how long I can take this hot weather. You would think that someone my age would have learned long ago that some things should not be vocalized. This is America, and we all have the right to speak our mind although much of the time we should not speak our mind aloud; at least, not to the point that someone, especially someone living under the same roof, can hear you. I have found that the thing that enhances romance is the sounds of silence. I guess it was getting a little wearisome with all my complaining, but after all, the weather was really hot. Then, she looked at me and said, If I hear you complain about the weather one more time, Im ... Im ... Im ... The look on her face indicated that she was not at a loss for words; she was just trying to control herself and save herself from early widowhood. I truly respect people who have the ability to control themselves, especially the people who live under our roof. I almost said something, but for some reason I had a flash of temporary sanity. I said nothing, but smiled. I am not boasting here, but I am really good at saying nothing. Even when talking, my wife tells me I am saying nothing. Saying nothing has gotten me out of many a jam, particularly with my wife. There are times when husbands and wives should sit down and have a rather invigorating conversation. Then there are times when the husband should shut up. I never know which time is which. It was then that my wife laid out the facts for me to evaluate. How she can remember everything is simply beyond me. However, how do I know she is actually remembering things as they were and not making them up? It seems, according to her impeccable recollection, that a few months ago I was complaining about how cold it was and anxious for the hot weather to come. You were just as grumpy about how cold it was as you are now about how hot it is. Then she put her hands on her hip and looked at me with that look, and said, I dont mind you complaining about one or the other but I really do mind you complaining about everything. Youre going to have to make up your mind whether you hate the cold or the heat, and then stick to it. That put a new light on the situation, and a new burden on me. Now, according to her latest admonition, I need to choose the heat or the cold. I am tempted, although I know better, to complain about this. I do not think it is fair that I have to choose one or the other. I think I should be able to hate both the cold and the heat. However, here is the problem. If I choose to complain about the heat, then what do I do in the wintertime when it gets cold? Faced with a real dilemma I took it to my good wife and asked, Can I hate the heat in the summer and hate the cold in the winter, if I alternate it every other year? To me this sounded like a very reasonable request. After all, I was accommodating her request and getting in my share of complaining. If you would spend as much time thinking of positive things to say as you do complaining it would be absolutely wonderful. But how can you think of something positive about the heat when you are sweltering? And, how can you think about something positive about the cold when your bones are shivering to death? Mistakenly I told my wife my dilemma. I think I have you figured out, she said. Youre positively negative about everything. There is only one thing worse than having your wife figure you out. There must be, but I cannot think of anything right now. I will not say my wife is right, only that she is not wrong. I must say I have a tendency to complain about everything. Some people can see the silver lining in every cloud whereas I see a cloud over every silver lining. I guess it is a persons perspective. Thinking along this line, I remembered a verse in the Bible. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things (Philippians 4:8). Some people (like me) see a glass as half empty while others see it as halffull. There are those few souls (like my wife) who are thankful that there is any water in the glass at all. And the heat continues on 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 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 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 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 Citrus Hills Dental 2460 N. Essex Ave., Hernando Located in the Hampton Square Plaza www.citrushillsdental.com *Panoramic x-ray and/or CT scan of the jaws necessary for diagnosis and treatment planning. It is our office policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted-offer or reduced-fee service, examination or treatment. Min. Fee ADA code D0210, D0150 Our denture stabilization with mini implants will provide the help youve been looking for! 352-527-1614 000IWIR Dr. Matthew J. Lasorsa, DMD, PA DN14978 Dr. Alexsa Davila-Lasorsa, DMD DN15390 $ 4,999 per arch $ 5,999 Mini Implants with existing dentures. Mini implants D6013 Includes denture modification D5875 Not all existing dentures can be used with implants Must present coupon. Offer expires 9/30/14 M INI I MPLANT D ENTURE S TABILIZATION S PECIAL Mini Implants with new implant retained overdenture. Mini implants D6013 Implant retained overdenture D5860 Must present coupon. Offer expires 9/30/14 Loose Dentures? per arch 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 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 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 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 TAKING CARE OF OUR PATIENTS SINCE 1992 Bellam Medical ClinicRajendra P. Bellam MDBoard Certified Internal Medicine Internal & General MedicineCrystal Van Leeuwen, ARNP-CEKG, Lab, Pap Test DoneMEDICARE, MEDICAID & MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED www.BellamMedical.com NEW PATIENTS & WALK-INS WELCOME 000IJI3Monday-Friday447-303141 N. Inglis Ave., Inglis Monday-Saturday(352) 465-119920021 SW 111th Place., Dunnellon (Across from WalMart)Hypertension GynecologyHOSPITAL PRIVILEGES: CITRUS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SEVEN RIVERS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTERHeart Disease Womens Health Diabetes Mens Health Arthritis Physicals Wellness Screening Anxiety Happy Holidays 000IK6K 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 OUT TO PASTOR Post members visit veterans at assisted-living centers Special to the Riverland NewsThree members of American Legion Post No. 58 and the Ladies Auxiliary visited veterans July 29 at the Haven House, top, and Harbor House, bottom, assisted-living centers. Following introductions, opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, the veterans were thanked for serving our country. Doughnuts and refreshments were enjoyed by all. Haven House was presented a new American flag, compliments of Post No. 58. Rev. James Snyder CHURCH BRIEFS

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Patricia 'Pat' Chester, 72Patricia (Pat) Chester has passed from this life and into the arms of her Savior, surrounded by her four children and her husband on July 11, 2014, under the care of the Hospice House at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. She was born in Thomaston, Georgia on August 13, 1941, to Kyle Spratling and Ruby (Hearst) Spratling. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Bobby; and her first husband, A.M. (Mike) Fowler. She is survived by a sister, Ruth Denard and her husband Ben; husband, Bob Chester of Dunnellon; daughters, Janet Fowler and her husband Mike of Dunnellon, Michele (Fowler) Roberts and her husband Wayne of Dunnellon; sons, David Fowler and his wife Cheri of Jensen Beach, Scott Fowler and his wife Kathy of Palm City; and step children, Stephen Chester and his wife Bobbi of Illinois and Shelby (Chester) Boston and her husband Gus of California. She also leaves seven grandchildren, five step grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Cremation was provided by the Neptune Society, a program that both Bob and Pat Chester subscribed to. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Donations in Pats memory can be made to: Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P .O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Sign the guest book at riverlandnews.com. Robert J. Manning, 80Robert J. Manning, 80, of Rainbow Springs, Florida, died July 28, 2014, at Legacy House, Ocala. For services, call Debbie at 352-465-1076. 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.Womens Bible study slatedWomens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womans Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For information, check us out on Facebook at One Womans Prayer.Church hosts bingo weeklySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church hosts bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Prizes up to $250. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40.Church mens club plays horseshoesThe Mens Club of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 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. The public is welcome. For information, call 489-5954.Church collecting 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.Riverland News, Thursday, August 7, 2014 7 000ILVH 000IXWZ T h e H o m e O u t f i t t e r 000ITLY Gifts & Decor for the Outdoor Enthusias t We carry Licensed Mossy Oak & Realtree camouflage casualwear, swimwear and bedding Summer Hours: Tues Fri 10am 3:00pm Sat 10am 2pm 11875 Cedar St. (CR 40)Dunnellon Located within the Historic Village Shops of Dunnellon Birds Garden Nature Nautical Fishing Hunting Lodge Man Cave Motorcycle Rustic Western Wilderness Food Vendors Beer/Wine Gardens Antique Car Show Music by Dane Myers Band & Tropic Haze Rootbeer Floats & Kona Shaved Ice Saturday, Aug 16 6pm-9pm Saturday, Aug 16 6pm-9pm Saturday, Aug 16 6pm-9pm Streets Closed & Shops Open Late 352 -213-4663 www.TheHomeOutfitter.com Trail o f Discounts & Door Prizes 000IWQ7 CHURCH NOTES OBITUARIES Business Association meet-and-greet JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsKevin Sheilley, left, president of the Ocala/Marion Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP), addresses the crowd last Thursday at the Dunnellon Business Associations inaugural event, a meet-and-greet and information session, at Gruffs Tap & Grill. Mathew Baillargeon, DBA president, stands to his left and applauds the well-attended turnout. The local business community is hungry for these opportunities. Theyve really pulled together to establish this dynamic business association, Baillargeon said. For information about the DBA, email info@dunnellonbusinessassocation.com.

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Children and adults burst out in laughter while watching a performance of JiggleMan on July 29 at the Dunnellon Public Library. The Orlando-based pantomime performer entertained children and adults for approximately 45 minutes. A pantomime is a dramatic entertainment, originating in Roman mime, in which performers express meaning through gestures accompanied by music. Clockwise from above left: JiggleMan balances a beach ball on an umbrella as he motions to a volunteer. Anabelle Bishop, 3, smiles at JiggleMan as the crowd in the library looks on. JiggleMans face contorts after triggering a leaf blower in his face. JiggleMan spins a beach ball on top of an umbrella. Seven-year-old Leila Rodriguez laughs while watching JiggleMan.Photos by JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland News8 Riverland News, Thursday, August 7, 2014

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Riverland News, Thursday, August 7, 2014 9 Children and adults burst out in laughter while watching a performance of JiggleMan on July 29 at the Dunnellon Public Library. The Orlando-based pantomime performer entertained children and adults for approximately 45 minutes. A pantomime is a dramatic entertainment, originating in Roman mime, in which performers express meaning through gestures accompanied by music. Clockwise from above left: Michael Long, 5, and JiggleMan smile at the crowd after Long assisted the performer at the end of his 45minute routine. Children laugh while watching a performance of JiggleMan JiggleMan juggles a set of rings. Wyatt Rodriguez, 5, keeps his smile in check while keeping a close eye on JiggleMans antics. Gaige McGregor, 6, of Crystal River, gives JiggleMan a quizzical look during a portion of the program.Photos by JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland News

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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 352-229-1030 or email BoomtownSam@gmail .com.Retired nurses slate meetingThe RNR (Registered Nurses Retired) organization of Citrus/Marion counties will have its summer planning meeting Aug. 25 at the Inverness Golf & Country Club in Inverness. All retired & semi-retired RNs who have an interest in informative medical topic speakers and also the company of fellow nurses to consider joining us Sept. 28 for the beginning of the 2014-15 year. The group meets monthly, alternating between the Inverness Golf & Country Club in Inverness and at the West Marion Medical Building in Ocala. For information concerning the meetings or the planning meeting, call Gladys at 325854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882.10 Riverland News, Thursday, August 7, 2014 Somebody else wants it!Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403Got something special you no longer use? 000IY9V NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDAS MOST TRUSTED HE ARING AID CENTERS Homosassa 5699 S. Suncoast Blvd., Janack Plaza 352-436-4393 Inverness 2036 Hwy. 44 West, Colonial Plaza 352-419-0763 Dunnellon 20170 E. Pennsylvania Ave 352-502-4337 American. Hearing. Excellence. Experience at no cost the latest in the most advanced hearing technology FREE Four Week Trial Try the latest in Wireless Hearing Technology FREE for 30 days! We are looking for individuals who are experiencing difficulties in hearing, especially in noisy situations, to evaluate the latest in wireless hearing technology from Audibel We will perform thorough hearing tests FREE of charge to all callers. Call to participate in this factory authorized program. THIS WEEK ON LY Call us immediately to take advantage of this special program. Experience Crisp, Natural Hearing with Open Ear Technology. Open Ear Hearing Instruments where industry-leading technology and design meet real life to create an unparalleled listening experience. More powerful and precise than ever before, these hearing instruments are proven to deliver maximum everything. Unmatched sound clarity and award-winning design coverage to produce tomorrows technology today, revolutionizing the hearing journey. Natural Sound Cosmetically Appealing Comfortable Non-Occluding Directional Microphone Digital Sound Processing Audibel Hearing Aid Center Thinking of hearing aids? Brand New, Cutting Edge YOU ARE NOT ALONE. 50 MILLION ADULTS The Better Hearing Institute defines tinnitus as the perception of a sound that has no external sour ce. It affects everyone differently. If you are experiencing ringing in your ears, answer the following questions: SUFFER FROM WHATS KNOWN AS TINNITUS Forever Changing The Way People Deal With Tinnitus Audibel, a leader in hearing technology, has engineered a new cutting edge Tinnitus Treatment Solution designed to forever change the way people deal with ringing in their ears. Introducing the Audibel A2 Try it RISK FREE for 30 days* Dunnellon 20170 E. Pennsylvania Ave. 352-502-4337 Inverness 2036 Hwy. 44 W. 352-419-0763 Homosassa 5699 S. Suncoast Blvd. 352-436-4393 *Deposit may be required. MAKE THE CALL TODAY! INTRODUCING AUDIBEL A2 TINNITUS Would you say that you are aware of the ringing in your ears on a regular basis? Does the ringing in your ears bother or annoy you? Does the ringing in your ears interfere with your ability to concentrate? Would you say that because of the ringing in your ears you have trouble sleeping or falling asleep? Do you believe the ringing in your ears interferes with you ability to hear? If you answered YES to any of these questions, it is important to have a tinnitus evaluation. Call today to schedule an appointment (phone numbers below). If you ve tried other tinnitus relief options without success, or are finally ready to stop letting the ringing in your ears take over you r life, give the Audibel A2 Tinnitus device a try. Y N TAKE BACK YOUR LIFE. EXPERIENCE RELIEF. 000IW97 Call (352) 489-2731 Deadline: August 22, 2014 Puzzle answers on Page 3 NEWS NOTES

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RIVERLANDCOMMUNITYRiverland News, Thursday, August 7, 2014 11 Health Department offers free back-to-school shots 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-toSchool Bash, call 352-438-5990. The Department of Health has scheduled special back-toschool immunization clinics from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today to Aug. 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 Tdap tetanus diphtheria and acellular pertussis booster 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/pertussis) 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. Special to the Riverland News Editors Note. Aug. 1 to 6 was World Breastfeeding Week, and the month of August is National Breastfeeding Month.Its easy to digest, its always at the right temperature and it has special ingredients to help your baby grow strong and healthy. It even changes over time to help meet the needs of your growing baby. Breast milk is natures super food and has no equal for your baby. It provides the ideal balance of nutrients and immuneboosting properties to keep babies healthy for years to come. Feeding is one of the most important decisions for a mother to make, said Debbie Flowers, breastfeeding coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Marion County. With all the advantages of breastfeeding, we want to do everything we can to help mothers succeed. Pediatricians recommend that babies be fed only breast milk for the first six months of life. Solid foods should be fed at about six months and breastfeeding should continue until the baby is at least 1-year-old. Breastfeeding isnt just about the milk. It helps to build a bond that can last a lifetime. Infants who are not breastfed are at higher risk of obesity, diabetes, asthma and ear infections. These infants may also have more learning problems. The departments training, counseling and support programs in Marion County help mothers give their babies the best possible start with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a learned art, Flowers said. It takes patience, practice, and commitment. The investment of time and energy mothers make in the early weeks is worth it. We have a lactation consultant, staff trained in breastfeeding, a breastfeeding peer counseling program, and a support group that can help you succeed. New mothers and mothers who are new to breastfeeding should try the Mom and Babys Club. The club is a great place to start. It is a support group for mothers to share their challenges, successes and friendship. Meetings are the first Wednesday monthly in the departments Ocala facility. The department also offers breastfeeding classes. The classes give prenatal mothers expert instruction and practical information to help them succeed. These classes are held on the second Tuesday and the fourth Wednesday monthly, also in the departments Ocala location. Other resources are available to help mothers develop the art of breastfeeding. Local hospitals: They may have a lactation consultant on staff. La Leche League International: Trained volunteers provide one-on-one help to breastfeeding mothers on the phone and conduct monthly group support meetings. Call 800-525-3243 or visit www.lalecheleague.org. Breastfeeding Helpline: visit www.womenshealth. gov/breastfeeding or call 800-994-9662. Department of Health: Call us at 352-622-1161 to find out more about how we can help new mothers. Got milk? Breastfeeding provides benefits to mother, child Softball standout sets course for Pensacola State CC Riverland News file photoCourtney Heinritz recently signed with Pensacola State Community College. The Dunnellon High standout hit .492 this past season for the Lady Tigers while stealing base 31 times. Heinritz second Lady Tiger to sign junior college offer In a whirlwind tour of colleges throughout Florida the past eight weeks, it was on her final campus visit Courtney Heinritz could take the pitch being offered or play it safe and wait for another offering. The Dunnellon High softball standout chose to take the pitch, opting to sign immediately with Pensacola State Community College as opposed to seeing if a better offer came in from one of the several other colleges she had visited in recent weeks. Heinritz admitted she was caught off guard with the on-thespot offer and the take-it-or-leaveit approach the Lady Pirates staff tacked to the end of it. But after weighing the pros and cons in her mind, Heinritz wasted little time to play for Pensacola State. Two roles played into her factor to take the immediate offer, said the left-handed-hitting middle infielder. The facilities were nicer than the other schools and I felt strong about the educational opportunities and softball program compared to the other schools, said Heinritz, who plans to pursue a degree in business management. Heinritz, who batted .492 for the Lady Tigers this past season, said the process wasnt as stressful as it might have seemed. I was actually calm about it until I visited Pensacola, she explained. I had to make a decision on the spot heres our offer, take it or leave it. With the support of her father, Pat, and her mother, Michele, Heinritz jumped on the offer much like she did most opposing pitchers. I just felt like I would do better there, she said, noting she received offers from St. Pete Community College, Northwest Florida Community College and Weber University. First, they play in the best conference in the state. Second, I think its the best chance I have to move onto the (NCAA) Division I level, which is my goal. Heinritz can play a multitude of positions; however, she said shell focus on playing one of the two middle infield positions. She said theres plenty she can do to improve her overall game, adding theres always room for improvement. The natural right-handedhitting Heinritz made the switch to the left side of the plate several years ago to take advantage of her fleet feet. I can lay a bunt down, slap it or hit the long ball and Im fast, said Heinritz, who tallied 30 hits and stole 31 bases this past season. Heinritz is the second Dunnellon High softball player to earn a scholarship offer to play collegiately. Jody Weber signed with the College of Central Florida two weeks ago. I hope it says that the program is moving in the right direction and that we as a whole program, both junior varsity and varsity are working toward a goal of getting players exposed and helping build their future as student athletes, said Dunnellon coach Ashley Clark. I am so proud of the two seniors who have signed and hope it shows underclassmen that with hard work, motivation and a good attitude, you can do anything. interviewed by the local Legion Chairman of the Boys State committee Ed Partlow and two other members. They chose Thomas and Sergio Aponte to attend Boys State, but it was not an easy decision. All the boys were great scholars and even the third place boy had over a 4.0 GPA, Partlow said about all the applicants. It was difficult. The American Legion Boys State program began in 1935 to help young men understand how the government works, learn the political process and assist them in developing citizenship. The program is a oneweek course in how the city, county and state governments are run. The young men learn about the legislative sessions, court proceedings and how to run for office. They actually have elections and then operate a mock government in their elected positions. This is a leadership action agenda teaching the boys how to be leaders now and in the future. To be considered for Boys State, the applicant must have completed his junior year in high school, show leadership, loyalty, character and have excellent grades. Thomas qualified for Boys State as a senior captain of the football team at Dunnellon High and as a participant in basketball and track. He is also a member of the Fellowship Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society with a 4.5 gpa. Both organizations focus on character, leadership, teamwork and serving their school and communities. William is a great scholar and he easily completed the interview, Partlow said. He is good for the community and we are very proud of him. The first couple of days of Boys State week were filled with classes on legislature, judicial, executive and Florida history, according to Thomas. Of the approximately 530 boys attending, Thomas was first elected to be Superintendent of Schools and at the state level he was voted in to the House of Representatives. The student that was elected to be the governor appointed me to his Cabinet over the Board of Education, Thomas said proudly, Anything to do with education, I would be a part of it. The young men listened to speakers from the House and Senate and the last two days of their exciting week they went to the capitol to run their government. Their days started at 7 a.m. for breakfast, continued with varied activities throughout the day and they were supposed to go to bed at 11 p.m. We were up until 2 to 3 a.m. talking about how we were going to run our government. It was fun, even though we only got a few hours sleep, Thomas said. At school there are only a few students interested in education, but here everyone had such high aspirations and were intellectually gifted. It was all inspiring. While still at Boys State, Thomas was told he won the scholarship and immediately called his mother, Victoria, at home. I was ecstatic that Will was chosen for Boys State and we are very proud of him, she said. When he called and told me about the scholarship I screamed on the phone that it was a blessing. We are truly blessed to have him for a son. The American Legion Post No. 58 sponsored the boys and paid the $350 a week to provide them with food and lodging. We had the Marion County Sheriffs Office transport them back and forth to Tallahassee, Partlow said. We paid for their room, food and gave them an extra $40 for pictures. The American Legion Post 58 Auxiliary also sponsored Olana Osborne for Girls State and she was chosen to fill one of the two positions going to Girls Nation. Will Thomas, Sergio Aponte and Olana Osborne, with their parents, will be honored at a dinner the first Wednesday in September at the American Legion Post No. 58. THOMAS continued from page 1 Special to the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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telling the judge the basis of Brookes argument was a fact issue. Judge Rogers dismissed Cassidys objection, allowing Brookes to proceed with his argument. Both parties met in court in July 2013, Brookes said at the time. They have certainly had sufficient time to provide evidence, Brookes said, adding the filing for partial summary judgment was to seek the judge to rule that the 25 percent surcharge is unreasonable. According to Florida Statute 180.191, adopted by state lawmakers several years ago, municipalites within the state operating a water or sewer utility outside of the boundaries of such municipality shall charge consumers outside the boundaries rates, fees, and charges determined in one of the following manners: It may charge the same rates, fees, and charges as consumers inside the municipal boundaries. However, in addition thereto, the municipality may add a surcharge of not more than 25 percent of such rates, fees, and charges to consumers outside the boundaries. Fixing of such rates, fees, and charges in this manner shall not require a public hearing except as may be provided for service to consumers inside the municipality. It may charge rates, fees, and charges that are just and equitable and which are based on the same factors used in fixing the rates, fees, and charges for consumers inside the municipal boundaries. In addition thereto, the municipality may add a surcharge not to exceed 25 percent of such rates, fees, and charges for said services to consumers outside the boundaries. However, the total of all such rates, fees, and charges for the services to consumers outside the boundaries shall not be more than 50 percent in excess of the total amount the municipality charges consumers served within the municipality for corresponding service. No such rates, fees, and charges shall be fixed until after a public hearing at which all of the users of the water or sewer systems; owners, tenants, or occupants of property served or to be served thereby; and all others interested shall have an opportunity to be heard concerning the proposed rates, fees, and charges. Any change or revision of such rates, fees, or charges may be made in the same manner as such rates, fees, or charges were originally established, but if such change or revision is to be made substantially pro rata as to all classes of service, both inside and outside the municipality, no hearing or notice shall be required. Brookes maintained the statute does not require a city to levy any surcharge. It should not be assessed, he added. It is unconstitutional. The Cape Coralbased attorney cited several cases in state history. He also noted neither systems are interconnected Its obvious based upon review the city cannot show and prove no additional costs exists in this case. The city of Dunnellon did not have existing lines or create lines. There is no interconnection of (Rainbow Springs Utility) with the citys system. Brookes said in multiple affidavits with city officials and Andy Burnham with Burnham & Associates the city did not prove there was the increased cost of service. The city will tell you that the cost is the advantage of the economy of scale, Brookes said. That doesnt meet any rational basis. RSU residents should pay less than city residents, who are receiving the benefits. Cassidy argued the city has filed multiple documents about how and why it is justified in charging surcharge. The way the plaintiffs have read (Statute) 180 is very narrow, very inflexible, she said. Following its motto Saving Florida Through Music, the Will McLean Foundation announces its schedule for 2014-15. On the second Sunday monthly, September through February, the foundation sponsors the Sunday Sampler a way to experience some of Floridas finest entertainers and songwriters in the intimate venue of the Historic Train Depot in Dunnellon. The season culminates with the 26th annual Will McLean Festival on March 13 to 15 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville. Sept. 1 Florida Songwriting Contest. Songs may be entered until Dec. 31 and submitted to The Will McLean New Florida Song Contest, P.O. Box 547446, Orlando, FL 32854-7446. Visit www.willmclean.com for information. Sept. 14 Lucky Mud: From yodeling to rhythmic drumbeats, from soft, sweet harmonies to rootsy, wicked, belt-it-out Swamp sounds, Lucky Mud makes Mud Music! Their latest release is, Pride, and their music has taken them on yearly tours of Ireland and the British Isles, from Nova Scotia to Texas and the main stages of the Florida Folk and Will McLean Festivals. For information, visit www.lucky mudmusic.com. Oct. 12 Grant Peeples: Dubbed a guitar-slinging poet by Music News Nashville and a style that Peeples proclaims Leftneck. His latest release, Punishing the Myth, debuted at No. 1 on the Freeform American Roots Chart. Grant has toured both east and west coasts including The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okema, Okla., The Living Room in New York City, Sam Bonds in Eugene, Org., and is a favorite at the Will McLean Festival. For information, visit www.reverbnation.com /grantpeeples. Nov. 9 Amy Carol Webb: Shes a real spark plug she turns everything on! said Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary. Webb has traveled widely within the acoustic music community and the Unitarian Universalist movement preaching, singing, speaking, and facilitating a variety of workshops focused to deepen, strengthen, amplify and edify. She was named one of South Floridas Ten Best Folk Singers of All Time in 2013. For information, visit www.amycarolwebb. com. Dec. 14 Brian Smalley: A very lively performance! Smalley is a folksy flat picker with a new-grass, newage acoustic style and with six CDs under his belt. His latest, Key, is an acoustic novel set in the Florida Keys telling the fictional story of Painter Kellet & Compass Rose. Chickens Pigs is an acoustic play based in Civil War era Florida and was recently named Best Florida Folk CD of 2013 by the Florida Times-Union. For information, visit www.reverbnation.com /briansmalley. Jan. 11 Jerry Mincey: A chronicler of Florida life, Minceys music tells of Florida legends and heroes. From gospel sings on my grandmothers front porch to the rock bands of the 60s Ive played in, it has been a great journey, said Mincey, who grew up in Winter Haven with Gram Parsons, Jim Stafford, Kent LaVoie, Carl and Jesse Chambers just to name a few. For information, visit www.reverbnation.com/jerrym incey. Feb. 8 Carly Bak: With guest Carolyn Dunn. A dynamic duo, the chemistry is contagious. Get ready for a roller coaster ride through a maze of lifes adventures with Carolyn Dunn, Bass playin Grandma, who will have you rollin with laughter, and Carly Bak, Moonshine Mama, whose gutsy, soulful vocals will keep you beggin for more! For information, visit www.yomamasmusic. com. March 13 to 15 26th Annual Will McLean Festival: Entertainment by Floridas best singers, musicians and songwriters; Florida song contest winners; music rain or shine (covered listening areas); workshops on songwriting and various instruments: arts & crafts vendors; childrens activities; delicious food; camping facilities and campfire jam sessions with the entertainers. For information, visit www.willmclean.com. 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American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion Wall-Rives Post No. 58 will meet 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. The regularly scheduled pancake breakfast will resume Sept. 20.Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 hot dogs are available for lunch on those days. Plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 465-4864. Osborne was chosen to attend Girls State in Tallahassee from June 25 until July 3, while Kayla Dawson was selected as the alternate. Kayla was another remarkable young lady, Pollack said. We tried to place her with another Post, but we werent able to. Among the reasons Osborne was chose for this honor include her involvement in student government at Dunnellon High. She just completed her junior year and carried a 4.0 gpa. She is also a talented dancer, has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has gone on a mission trip every year since she was 12. She has already traveled on three mission trips to Jamaica and twice to Honduras to work with teens and young adults teaching them about the Bible. The day after school let out I went for two weeks to Jamaica, Osborne said. Im a team of one. When I work on the mission I immerse myself with an American couple who are fulltime missionaries near Kingston. When she returned from her missionary trip she had five days at home before she went to Girls State in Tallahassee. She spent an intensive week taking classes, learning about state government and how to campaign and run for all the city jobs and then the state positions. The young women worked together learning about and becoming members of the Senate, House, governor, lieutenant governor and all the government positions. Osborne assumed the role of city manager, ran unopposed as a lobbyist and had two days of interacting with some of the actual lobbyists. Dr. Dan, a Florida professor, came and we had two full days of mentoring, she said, recalling the group of girls met 13 people while she interviewed Rep. Alan Williams. We had panels every day and we were one on one with all these powerful people. Whatever we asked them, they genuinely took the time to answer. It far surpassed my expectations. Each girl was required to write a bill and be prepared to argue it as part of the overall experience. Osbornes bill was about Advanced Topics of Post Secondary Education to streamline the idea of exactly what the student wants to do when they graduate from college. So many students go to college and do not have any idea of what they want to do, so part way through school they will switch majors and waste time and money, she said about her bill. They didnt have time to read my bill and therefore it was marked unfavorable. I couldnt argue my bill. Her disappointment quickly left when she was informed she was one of 11 candidates nominated to be interviewed and possibly attend Girls National. Only two participants from each Girls State program is chosen to attend Girls National. We were all exhausted from staying up so late every night doing our work, she said, noting she drank four cups of coffee that morning, because she didnt want to look tired. The ladies were so engaged in my interview that I easily answered their questions. The spectacular learning experience for the girls ended with dinner at the state capitol and the announcement of awards. Osborne won the award for Outstanding Lobbyist and was also chosen to fill one of the two positions for Girls Nation. They announced my name and everyone was cheering and crying and we all had a group hug, said Osborne, one of just 98 young women nationwide selected to attend Girls Nation. Going to Girls National was such a blessing for me. After the exciting week in Tallahassee, Osborne returned to Albany, N.Y., where she has been visiting and helping to care for her maternal grandparents. A task she has done and looked forward to for several years, according to her mother, Debra DeWitt. Olana has a compassion for helping people. She is also very articulate and has no fear of public speaking, DeWitt said proudly. When Olana went for her interview she mentioned about our (Family Hope Pregnancy Center) and they didnt even know about it. She was able to speak from the heart about the value of life. Osborne had some time with her family before she went to Girls Nation in Washington, D.C. The girls stayed at the 4H Convention Center and had many opportunities to interact with different state representatives and senators during their stay. They were able to take a tour of Arlington Cemetery, the White House and have a full day on Capitol Hill arguing their bill. Their experiences will favorably influence them in their future education and lifetime. In the fall, Osborne will be earning high school and college credits at the same time with a dual enrollment courses at the College of Central Florida. Her goal at this time is to be an International lawyer. I look at all this as a privilege, Osborne said. I had no idea the depth of this program. Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. 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However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 431-0807 RIV City of Dunnellon -Water Use Permit PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Management District has received an application for a renewal of water use permit application number 20008339.007 from City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431 to withdraw water from wells. Application received: April 15, 2014. Predominant use type: public supply. Quantity: annual average gallons per day of 1,602,482; peak month gallons per day 2,469,172. Location: Sections 13, 26, 35, Township 16 South, Range 18 East; Sections 19, 30, Township 16 South, Range 19 East in Marion County. The application is available for public inspection Monday through Friday at 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604 or through the Application & Permit Search Tools function on the Districts website at www.water matters.or g/per mits/ Interested persons may inspect a copy of the application and submit written objections and comments concerning the application within 14 days from the date of this notice. Published August 7, 2014. 434-0807 RIV City of Dunnellon -Carl West, Tree Removal PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF DUNNELLON TREE BOARD TO CONSIDER A TREE REMOVAL REQUEST The Tree Board will hold a public hearing for recommendation to the City Council regarding an after-the-fact tree removal permit application requested by Carl West for the removal of one (1) Water Oak tree pursuant to the City of Dunnellon, Code of Ordinances, Subpart A, General Ordinances, Chapter 74, Vegetation, Article II, Trees, located at 11642 Mockingbird Dr., Dunnellon, Florida being Parcel Number 3454-005-005. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Thursday, August 28, 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 PZ1314-82 submitted by Carl West, 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 Tree Board 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 August 7, 2014. 435-0807 RIV City of Dunnellon -Persie Folder, Tree Removal PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF DUNNELLON TREE BOARD TO CONSIDER A TREE REMOVAL REQUEST The Tree Board will hold a public hearing for recommendation to the City Council regarding an after-the-fact tree removal permit application requested by Persie Folder, Manager, Rainbow Gardens Apartments for the removal of one Laurel Oak tree pursuant to the City of Dunnellon, Code of Ordinances, Subpart A, General Ordinances, Chapter 74, Vegetation, Article II, Trees, located at 12181 Palmetto Way, Dunnellon, Florida being Parcel Number 3455-001-000. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Thursday, August 28, 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 PZ1314-89 submitted by Persie Folder, Manager, Rainbow Gardens Apartments, 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 Tree Board 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 August 7, 2014. 427-0807 RIV 8/29 sale PUBLIC NOTICE UNCLAIMED VEHICLE AUCTION The following vehicle(s) will be sold for charges due on 08/29/2014 at 8:00 A.M. 430-0807 RIV 8/22 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Duggan/Carl Johnson 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. Duggan/Carl Johnson Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FTZR15EX1PA92136 2001 FORD JA4LX31F25U039972 2005 MITSUBISHI WDBUF65J33A239866 432-0807 RIV 8/21 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Tow Pros Of Ocala gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 08/21/2014, 8:00 am at 1914 N. Magnolia Ave Ocala, FL 34475, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Tow Pros of Ocala reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1GCDT14W8YK214439 2000 CHEVROLET 1GNEC13R6TJ313198 433-0807 RIV 8/22 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale, free of all prior liens, per Fl Stat 713.78 at 10:00 AM on August 22, 2014 at Woods Garage Inc, 2777 NE 86th Ln, Anthony FL 32617, phone 352-629-7729. No titles, as is, cash only. 2003 Ford 1FMZU73K73ZA50309 Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555. Published Aug. 7, 2014. 1996 Chevrolet Published Aug. 7, 2014. 2003 MERCEDES-BENZ Published Aug. 7, 2014. 1996 FORD VIN# 1FALP4441TF163907 1999 FORD VIN# 1FAFP53U2XA254191 2006 PONTIAC VIN# 1G2ZH558864123269 Address where vehicle(s) are stored and will be sold: Scrambletown Wrecker Service, 15679 NE Hwy. 314, Silver Springs, FL 34488 352-625-2444. Scrambletown Wrecker Service reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Published Aug. 7, 2014. LOST DOGBodie-6 month old lemon beagle. Lost from 1579 E. Ridgeline Path, on June 14th. He was wearing a red and white collar. He has 2 spots on the top of his head that resemble a domino piece. He is approx 19 pounds. He is neutered. He is very sweet but also very scared. If you see him please do not chase him or call his name. Call Nicole @ 727-641-0995 For more info and pictures https://www.face book.com/groups/ bringbodiehome/ CHURCH SECRETARYMale or Female Citrus Springs 9a-2p., 5 days wk knoweledge of publisher helpful. Call Diane Kahler (352) 465-4182 Director of Church MusicLead Ministry of Music for progressive, Protestant church near Ocala, FL (+-5.5 hrs/week). Direct adult and bell choirs (rehearsals, Wednesday p.m.), lead church through music and liturgy (worship, Sunday a.m. and special holidays), lead special musical events, and work with accompanist and pastor as member of Worship and Arts Team. Call Dr. Harold W. 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Lifetime Job Placement Assistance. VABenefits Eligible! 1-866-362-6497 LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403Riverland News Classifieds Get Results! DUDLEYS AUCTION *Thursday 8/7/2014*2 Estate Auctions1 DAY -3pm outside table top treasures, furniture, tools & more 6pm 98 Jaguar XK Quality Furniture, Bose radio, T Kincaid, Decorator items+++************************** call for info 637-9588 dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida Ave (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10% bp cash/ck. BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 ATTENTION: VIAGRAand CIALIS USERS!Acheaper alternative to high drugstore prices! 50 Pill Special $99. FREE Shipping! 100% Guaranteed. CALLNOW: 1-800-943-8953 DirectTV 2 Year Savings Event! Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Only DirectTV gives you 2 YEARS of savings and a FREE Genie upgrade! Call 1-800-481-2137 DISH TV RETAILERStarting $19.99/ mo. (for 12 mos.) 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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. DUNNELLONSW 109th Pl Spacious 4BR/2BA Home 1400 sqft, Large .52 acre lot Lease or Cash$750 Dwn., $405/mo. 855-664-8357 CUSTOM CANV AS Boat Covers & Tops Seats & Upholstery. Repairs Welcome 352-563-0066 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 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 COMFORT WORKS, A/C & HEATING Mention this ad for $29 Service thru 9/30/14 (352) 400 -8361 Lic# CAC1817447 STUMP GRINDINGCALLJIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (218) 289-3767 LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403Riverland News Classifieds Get Results! LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403RIVERLANDNEWSCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! Special to the Riverland NewsOlana Osborne, left, raises her hands in triumph as she and her team participate in an official bill signing. 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