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Thursday, September 18, 2014 Vol 32 No. 45 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Friends of Library plan book saleThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host its Fantastic Fall Bookstore Sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11. On Oct. 10, all hardcover books will be $1 each or a bag for $4; on Oct. 11, hardcover books will be 50 cents each or a bag for $2. Paperback books will be six for $1 both says. All other products will half off both days. For information, call 438-2520.RS Garden Club set to resume meetingsThe Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41, north of Walmart. The garden club has an array of programs scheduled for the 2014-15 year, including the Chinese Auction planned for Dec. 11. Guda Taylor of Taylor Gardens Nursery will be the guest speaker a the Sept. 27 meeting. Annual membership (September through May) is $10. Visitor fee is $5 applicable toward annual membership. For information, call Barbara Roberts, president, at 489-9680. Lake Tropicana plans spaghetti dinnerThe Lake Tropicana Civic Association will host its annual spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Lake Tropicana Clubhouse at 3380 SW 181st Court. The public is welcome. Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for children 12 and younger. Advanced tickets are required and will not be available at the door. The meal includes salad, beverage garlic bread and dessert. Tickets can be purchased at the clubhouse from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays or from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays. For information, call 489-2134 or 465-6322 or email at hall3118@ bellsouth.net. Police nab burglary suspect Friday was anything but another day at the office for Liz Stepen and Denise Wallsten. Stepen had arrived a few minutes before her 9 oclock shift at Riverside Trading and Loan when Wallsten, the co-owner of the Dunnellon-based pawn shop at 20491 E. Pennsylvania Ave., had pulled into the parking lot. Both collected their belongings, and met at the front door. Shortly afterward, a 2007 white Dodge Charger pulled into one of the parking spaces, followed closely behind by Officer Mike Anger of the Dunnellon Police Department. Minutes later, Chief Joanne Black pulled in and thats when both Stephen and Wallsten knew it wasnt a routine traffic stop. And it wasnt, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest affidavit confirmed. According to the report, Anger was conducting traffic enforcement in the James M. Smith III Hernando man, 26, faces multiple charges including grand theft Golden celebration AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsJeani Cowan looks over a declaration from Holy Faith Episcopal from when the church was launched 50 years ago this month. The church and its congregation will celebrate their 50th anniversary this weekend. Cowan and her family have been members of the church for almost 49 years. Her husband, Paul Sr., and their two sons moved into the Springs Lodge and became members of the church just one year after the Holy Faith Episcopal Church began. Holy Faith will mark 50th anniversary this weekend Agroup of motivated and determined parishioners are diligently working and preparing to celebrate another milestone in one of the older churches in Dunnellon.Holy Faith Episcopal will commemorate its golden anniversary beginning Saturday, exactly 50 years after its first service, with a 1960s-themed county fair. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, there will be pony rides, a petting zoo, childrens games, food and surprises, according to Maggie Phillips, the head of the 50th anniversary committee. The public is invited for a day of fun. We are having 1960s prices on the burgers, hot dogs and sodas and the childrens fun stuff will be at no charge, Phillips said. We are also going to have an antique car show. There will be tours of the church, memory garden, Faith Hall and the pet memory garden for Council removes former attorney from cases City spent extra $82K in legal feesThe Dunnellon City Council on Monday completely severed its ties with Fowler, OQuinn, Feeney & Sneed law firm and most notably Marsha Segal-George, the former assistant city attorney who had continued to work on the Rainbow River Ranch case since the firms dismissal in June 2013. Segal-George had also continued to work moderately on the Benza vs. city of Dunnellon case, a class-action lawsuit the former New York City magistrate filed in August 2012. Judge Steven Rogers recently ruled the citys use of the 25 percent surcharge is inequitable. In addition to cutting the remaining connection with SegalGeorges firm, city officials requested the firm to file motions to withdraw from representing the city in the Rainbow River Ranch and the Benza cases and seek orders approving their withdrawal from the cases by Sept. 22. The city also wants her to send all of the files in the Rainbow River Ranch and Benza cases to the city within 10 days of the date of the judges orders granting withdrawal. When the Council provided the required 60-day notice, it agreed to continue to have Segal-George involved in the Rainbow River Ranch case, primarily because officials believed it was close to nearing an end in the years-long legal dispute between the interveners, Rainbow River Conservation Inc. and Frederick Johnston. Additionally, because of the lengthy Special to the Riverland NewsSteve Saint, center, stands with members of the Waodani tribe in Ecuador. Steve Saint: Following Gods trail At age 5, Steve Saint would watch for his fathers yellow Piper Cruiser airplane, waiting for his safe return. Nate Saint was a missionary pilot who flew into areas where indigenous, primitive people lived, such as the jungles of Ecuador. In 1956, Nate and four other missionaries Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming and Roger Youderian made friendly contact with a particularly reclusive people, the Waodani, by exchanging gifts with them. On Jan. 8, 1956, two days after they made contact, the five missionaries were speared to death by Waodani warriors. The story of that event, and especially what happened in the years that followed, has been written about in books and chronicled in movies, including End of the Spear, written I-TEC founder grew up with missionary background JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SAINT page 15 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See BURGLARY page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See COUNC IL page 3 The exterior of Holy Faith Episcopal Church has undergone a few renovations throughout its 50-year history. AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See GO LDEN page 7


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legal history, newlyhired city attorney, Virginia Cassady, believed it was in the citys best interest to allow SegalGeorge to proceed with the case. Originally, I didnt want to get involved in this case, Cassidy told the Council at its Sept. 6 workshop. Up until about the last month or so, because youd entered into settlement agreement that you all were getting prepared, either for the discovery phase or getting ready for a trial, it was the worst time to get involved. But now, because that isnt the case, Cassady believes she can take on the burden of representing the city. In any event, I feel confident I can enter the case as counsel without prejudicing the case. No. 2, now that I am sort of monitoring things or helping, now youre paying for two attorneys. No. 3, if she withdraws, she will have to send a motion and send her files to you as her client. If anything comes up, at least you will have those files, which I understand you do not have right now. Its as good a time as ever to do that, Cassady added, referencing the Rainbow River Ranch case, explaining Segal-George had refused to sign off on the substitution order for the Benz vs. city of Dunnellon case. Vice Mayor Dennis Evans questioned why the city does not have copies of the files or the original documents themselves. We have asked numerous times for those files, City Manager Eddie Esch said. We have not gotten a response back yet at all. Mayor Nathan Whitt said the city could offer to send an employee to pick the files up. Ill personally go get them myself, said Whitt, who sits on the Board of Directors for RRC and voted to completely sever ties with Segal-George. Prior to the dismissal of Fowler, OQuinn, Feeney & Sneed, officials revealed the city had pay paid SegalGeorge more than $316,825.54 on legal fees in Fiscal Year 2013 and had budgeted $463,000. Since the firms dismissal, SegalGeorge has billed the city for more than $82,000 for work involving Rainbow River Ranch and the Benza vs. the city of Dunnellon lawsuit, as well as the fallout from the citys failed telecommunications venture, Greenlight Communications. The less expenses the better, Whitt said. The Dunnellon City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall to finalize the Fiscal Year 2015 budget. area of South Williams Street and Ned Love Avenue when he observed James M. Smith III, of Hernando, driving the white Dodge Charger driving northbound and not wearing his seatbelt. Anger then pulled in behind the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. Smith, who was driving the vehicle, stopped at Riverside Trading and Loan. The report stated Anger made contact with Smith, 26, who advised he did not have a valid drivers license and provided his personal information. Chief Black then arrived on scene to provide backup during the situation. According to the report, Anger ran the aforementioned vehicles tag and it came back as a stolen vehicle from Sumter County. Thats when Anger and Chief Black performed a felony traffic stop, taking the defendant into custody and securing him in the rear of Angers patrol vehicle. The report stated Anger confirmed the vehicle was reported stolen Sept. 8. Anger also was provided confirmation Smiths license was suspended for financial responsibility and he also had an active Marion County warrant. Post Miranda, Smith told law enforcement authorities he got the vehicle off a guy named John, who he described as a white male in his late 30s from Lake Pannasofkee. Smith did not know Johns last name or address, the report stated. Smith also told authorities he had been in possession of the vehicle since Sept. 9. Smith also bragged about driving the vehicle more than 120 mph on Southwest 180th Avenue. According to the report, Anger asked Smith if there were any illegal narcotics or contraband inside the vehicle to which he replied, yes. Smith told Anger he had a loaded pistol a Phoenix Arm brand .22 caliber pistol inside the vehicle when he got it from John. Smith said he did have it in the center console, but moved it under the seat prior to being pulled over. The pistol was found under the drivers seat and loaded, containing six .22 caliber bullets. Smith told authorities the pistol was loaded because he liked to shoot in the air. He advised Anger and Black, the report stated, he was a convicted felon and knew having a gun would send him back to prison. According to court records, Smith was convicted of burglary in August 2011. According to the report, an inventory search of the vehicle revealed numerous electronic items. Detective Tucker of the Marion County Sheriffs Office responded to the location to interview Smith, a suspect in numerous burglaries. Smith was charged with grand theft auto, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, violation of probation, driving while license suspended/ revoked and two counts of burglary and grand theft ($300 but less than $5,000), Marion County Jail records stated. Smith remained in the Marion County Jail as of press time Wednesday morning. Wallsten credited both Chief Black and Anger for their professionalism during the incident. They were very professional in everything they did, Wallsten said. They were on the job. There was no drama; they just took care of business. It was great teamwork between the two of them. Wallsten admitted watching the scene unfold was exciting. It was better than morning coffee, she jokingly said.Riverland News, Thursday, September 18, 2014 3 000J6T0 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000J6ZD TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR Cant Afford Lawn Spray? 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CALL888-852-2340or352-563-5655 7a.m.to4p.m.MondaythroughFriday, or7to10a.m.Sundays ForInformationOnSubscriptions TOSUBMITNEWSITEMSEMAILTO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWSDEADLINEISNOONFRIDAY. Newsitemsabouthappeningsatareachurchesandclubs,schooland sportingactivities,militarypromotions,announcementofbirths, anniversaries,engagements,weddings,firstand90+birthdays,and similarcommunitynewsitemsareacceptedforpublication.PERIODICALPOSTAGEPAIDATDUNNELLON,FL. SECONDCLASSPERMIT#681-730POSTMASTER:Sendaddresschangesto: RIVERLANDNEWS,20441E.PENNSYLVANIAAVE.,DUNNELLON,FL34432-6035 Solution to puzzle on Page 14 BURGLARY continued from page 1 Guardian ad Litem seeks volunteers There are about 1,700 children in Marion, Hernando, Lake, Sumter and Citrus counties, who have been removed from their homes for alleged abuse, abandonment or neglect, who are now part of a dependency court proceeding. These children need someone who will speak up for them, and the Guardian ad Litem program is seeking volunteers. A GAL is a volunteer appointed by the court to advocate for a child. The volunteer works as part of a team with a volunteer supervisor and program attorney. They become familiar with the child and the childs case and make recommendations to the court to help ensure a safe, caring, stable and permanent environment for that child. Persons 21 years of age and older adults between the ages of 19 and 21 are also eligible, working under the guidance and partnership with a certified volunteer GAL who successfully complete the pre-service training program, have a clean criminal background check and are able to be objective are eligible. A GAL must successfully complete 30 hours of pre-service training. On average, volunteers spend 5 to 10 hours a month on a case. Most cases last 10 months. The next training begins Oct. 21 at Calvary Chapel in Inverness. For information, call 352-2745231 or email Diana Hollwedel at Diana.Hollwedel@gal.fl.gov. For information and an application, visit www.guardianad litem.org. Special to the Riverland News DENISE WALLSTEN/Special to the Riverland NewsMarion County Sheriffs Office Detective Tucker, Dunnellon Police Chief Joanne Black and Officer Mike Anger look over evidence secured during a traffic stop involving James M. Smith III, 26, of Hernando last Friday at Riverside Trading and Loan at 20491 E. Pennsylvania Ave. COUNCIL continued from page 1 Kiwanis Club meets weeklyThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon meets at noon Wednesdays at Carmelas Restaurant for its weekly meetings and lunch. For information, contact Ellie Pollock at 465-6803 for a reservation by the previous Tuesday weekly.TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 SW Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For information, call 465-5807.Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a charitable organization formed to assist local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to families who qualify under federal guidelines. Free toiletries, such as dish and laundry detergent as well as shampoo, lotion, deodorant and toothpaste, and clothing will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. For information, call Geri Davis 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660. COMMUNITY BRIEFS


4 Riverland News, Thursday, September 18, 2014 Budget concerns fall on shoulders of City Council As luck would have it ... Just as the freedom of unemployment began engulfing me and smothering me with its intoxicating aroma, the phone rang. Right in the middle of my daydream when Robert Downey Jr. was trying to decide between me and making another Iron Man movie, I heard the ring. My old job wants me back. Yes, its flattering they called. And, yes, I need the income, but let me tell you, I could do this leisurely lifestyle forever. I promise I would never get bored. Sleeping until 8 oclock, eating whenever and whatever you want, enjoying daytime TV, wandering out to the pool for an hour or so, and then still having enough time to make the kind of suppers you can be proud of. Not to mention not having to get to bed early, so you can start it all over again. Oh that peaceful feeling at night was wonderful. I had no anxiety about getting my eight hours of rest, so I could wake before the sun comes up. I could actually watch those shows that come on at 10 oclock at night. Its relaxing to not stress about what youre going to wear the next day or what new project youll have to complete. I was working on my tan for the first time in years. My schedule was revolving around the sunshine. I actually started calling it vacation even though it was a layoff. My brother came for a visit and guess what? I could actually visit the whole time instead of squeezing in a couple of hours after work. In the past month, Ive cleaned out the pantry, organized the closets in the master bedroom and the grandchildrens room, rearranged my kitchen, did some deep dusting and filled at least 10 trash bags ready with items to be donated. Ive also attempted five new recipes, hosted a dinner party in the middle of the week and caught up on my magazine pile. Now somebody please tell me how you get that stuff done when you have a full-time job. One thing I realized about myself is that I can stay home all day and be fine. There were a couple of days when the car never moved. Everything I need is right here at home. Im a lowmaintenance woman and Im finding thats a good trait to have. Of course, the down side was not having extra money. You have the time to go places, but not the funds. Russell and I did splurge and go to Cedar Key one day, and it felt like I was playing hooky, which made it even better. Yes, there are definitely pros and cons to ponder. Going to the grocery store in the middle of the week when most people are working, definitely a pro. Picking the grandchildren up from school early, another pro. And making a doctors appointment anytime you want because you dont have to check with the boss. How about doing your exercise routine during the day when youre at your best instead of rushing it at 6 a.m. or barely having enough energy at night? OK, so the pros outweigh the cons by a mile. But theres one big con I cant escape and thats whats drawing me back to the workplace. That is money, or lack thereof, I should say. Its scary depending on one income when youre used to two. I think we all live beyond our means in one way or another. Wouldnt it be wonderful if you could find something you The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Sales Leader/Manager John Murphy Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VIEW THE JERSEY GIRL Ayear ago, officials had made the promise to taxpayers, the fallout from the citys failed telecommunications venture would not fall on their shoulders. A year later, it now appears the fallout from Greenlight Communications and Judge Steven Rogers decision regarding the inequitable 25 percent surcharge is going to delve into the taxpayers pockets. The sting is likely going to worsen in the months ahead, especially if the City Council approves a fire assessment fee for residential and commercial property. Officials are hopeful a study shows low rates are necessary. Brighter days might be ahead for Dunnellon, as Mayor Nathan Whitt continues to boast. Those days wont be here until the City Council realizes the daunting tasks it has in front of them. The Council on Monday will vote whether to approve an increase in the millage rate, from 7.1408 to 7.5, as the city sets its sights on a total budget of $2,605,722, a 0.5 percent increase from 2014, for general fund expenditures. This comes after a promise of cuts in July, which clearly rings hollow, but definitely doesnt leave us surprised. City officials have been making plenty of promises for the past two years, especially the better part of the past 18 months. City Manager Eddie Eschs plan is to increase staffing, first by hiring an IT manager and a community development manger, but not a planner. Both of those moves have raised plenty of questions. Yet it is Vice Mayor Dennis Evans, who made the push for increasing the millage higher than the proposed 7.5 mills. However, not a single council member questioned the decision to increase staffing. Its not the Councils place to dictate to Mr. Esch who can or cannot be hired, Evans told councilman-elect Chuck Dillon at the Sept. 8 Council meeting, the first of two public hearings about the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget. While the two-term councilman is right, to a certain point, wed like to remind him: the decision to increase taxes, to approve the creation of new positions, falls on you and your colleagues shoulders. Due to budget constraints, the city should clearly have a hiring freeze in effect. Now, while Evans remark gave us reason for concern, it was Councilwoman Penny Fleeger whose comments at the Sept. 6 workshop, left us both amused and befuddled. I presume everyone knows we dont have a lot of funds to play with, Fleeger said, discussing the citys lack of revenue streams. The more I think about money, the ways it can be brought back in. My question is red-light cameras, is that feasible? Whoa! Stop right there. Havent we been down that road before? Were pretty sure we have bumper stickers to prove it. Oh, wait, those were from the boycott Greenlight campaign. Apparently, the twoterm councilwoman forgot the grief the much-maligned and oftcriticized devices caused throughout the business community, with folks in the surrounding area and the tourists were trying to convince to stay here. Well give her credit, at least she didnt attempt to tell the public it was for safety reasons. The impending tax hike, coupled with the likelihood citywide water users will see a significant increase in their bills in the coming months; and lest we forget to mention, the potential for a fire assessment fee, speak volumes about the direction city leaders currently have us on. Blame it on the numerous lawsuits or the loss in revenues from the failed telecommunications venture, but forcing the residential and commercial property owners to shoulder the burden of bad financial mistakes isnt the answer. Raising taxes and water rates, implementing fire assessment fees guarantees current and potential businesses will consider other locations throughout Marion County; families selling their homes and moving elsewhere. Its bad business for a city desperately needing positive, controlled growth. City officials continue making promises theyve yet to live up to, and if that is the bright future were poised for, we wont need sunglasses. What well need is the rose-colored glasses officials are wearing. Audrey Beem Resident, letter writer will be greatly missedGerard Meyn was a frequent contributor of letters to the editor and was published quite often. His wit and knowledge of historical and current issues was amazing and he wrote in such a manner that he hoped would help educate those who perhaps didnt totally understand an issue. Sadly, there will be no more letters as Gerard Jerry Meyn passed away suddenly on Sept. 3. We will miss him and his contributions to your newspaper. Betty Von Seggern,DunnellonBoycotting businesses not a viable solutionIn response to the letter about no longer going to shop in the city of Dunnellon because of the water issue. From what I understand, this has been done before and several businesses were lost due to this. These businesses did not create the mess that the city is in. It is the people on the Council and the attorneys. These businesses are trying to make a living and support their families. Why would you want to hurt them? Would you rather see boarded up store fronts and buildings falling apart or prosperity; property values are low enough. It is time for City Council and the people of Rainbow Springs to take off the boxing gloves and work together to resolve these issues. There are so many good things about Dunnellon, but everyone keeps focusing on the negative aspects. We have one of the most beautiful rivers and state parks in Florida. We need to be focusing on bringing tourism into the city, not turning people away by all the negativity. There is so much to do here and we dont focus on that. The City Council needs to step up and acknowledge their bad decisions and start anew. Quit throwing money out the window. The lawsuits have to end on both sides. The judge ruled, so it should be over. Cut your losses and move forward to bringing back the city to what it can be: a great place to live and a great place for people to come and visit. My husband and I have only been here a little more than a year and have regretted that we ever moved here because of all this commotion. Where we came from, you did not have all the wonderful things you have here: rivers, lakes, fishing, boating, small-town feel, friendly people, restaurants and great little shops to enjoy. So lets get it together and stop all this nonsense. If the members of Council cannot look ahead, then maybe they should reconsider their positions and resign instead of saying because we can. If the people of Rainbow Springs cannot let go of this lawsuit, then maybe they need to look at themselves and see if this is really worth all the time and money they are spending on this water issue when they could be taking the time to work with the city to bring back our town. Imagine what could have been done with all the money and time that was wasted on attorneys and bad decisions. We certainly would not be in the position we are now. The only people who are benefiting from this are the attorneys. The rest of us are losing. So the time is now to make this right. Linda Smith,Rainbow SpringsCity officials should make budget cutsThe overall personnel expenses, including salaries, bonuses, benefits and required taxes, for the water and sewer funds is $890,389. More than one-third of that amount, $302,852, is for nine city staff members who have nothing to do with the daily operation and maintenance of the water and sewer systems. That is $300,000 that does not belong in the water and sewer budgets. Included in the $300,000 is $48,000 for an employee who was originally hired to be a network administrator for Greenlight. Now that individual becomes a member of the city staff to oversee an inventory system and maybe work on a software system for remotely monitoring water and sewer systems. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR See JERSEY page 5 See LETTERS page 5 RIVER VIEWS OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month.


love to do and earn money at it? I enjoy writing, dancing and talking. If I could earn a living doing any of these three things Id be in heaven and it wouldnt seem so much like work. But writing jobs dont seem to pay enough to live on and my dancing for money days are over. With the death of Joan Rivers, maybe theres a talk show opening soon, but I think Id have to relocate. So for now Ill have to be happy being a part of the working class. Ill put a big smile on my face and tell everybody how happy I am to be back. But could somebody please send me the winning lottery numbers as soon as you can? There may be a reasonable amount, probably around 10 percent, but having over 30 percent of the water and sewer personnel expenses attributed to administrative staff is wrong. It inflates the cost basis for the water and sewer utilities, resulting in higher rates, and it hides the actual operating and maintenance costs for all city departments. If the city is operating at an emergency level as the mayor mentioned at the Sept. 9 Council meeting, then maybe expenditures such as the following need to be cut: $1,500 for incentive awards (mugs, T-shirts, etc.); $3,000 for staff membership in various professional organizations and trips to conferences; $370 for membership in the Florida League of Cities; $6,000 to install an electric car charger; $5,250 for citywide desk phones; $8,000 of General Engineering Services for the city manager; $1,760 for PC Operating System upgrades; $4,989 for PC warranties; $13,577 for cell phones; and, $1,449 for backup Internet service. When residents and utility customers are being asked to pay more, city officials should not be squandering money on things that are not necessary. Councilman Dennis Evans is correct when he points out the council should not be managing the city; however, the Council does need to do their part by setting a budget limit and ensuring that the city is doing more for taxpayers and utility customers. So far it looks like the budget does nothing more than fund the government. Someone commented at a recent Council meeting that the budget does not have a vision. I disagree. The vision is to continue using water and sewer revenue to fund a city government that does nothing. Hugh Lochrane,Rainbow SpringsBenefit golf tourney a huge successBringing in a grand total of $5,000, the GRITS Girls are excited to announce we had a very successful night at Rainbows End Golf and Country Club for our inaugural Night Time golf tournament benefiting the Michelle-O-Gram Foundation. Glow in the dark golf balls, necklaces, lit-up flagsticks and blinking LED lights on the carts made for a fun night. Thank you to all of our tee marker sponsors and the businesses that donated items for our raffle and especially our volunteers that are always so dedicated to help. A special thanks to the owners of the club, Don and Linda Delaney, who not only donated 18 rounds of golf to the tune of a $450 value, but were amazing hosts for the night. Congratulations to the winning teams: first place, Ramey Hiers, Dwayne West, Mike Cash and Brian Lucas; and, second place, Scott Szydlo, Donald Hanchar, Luke Gibbs and Macky Thurman. Closest to the hole winner was Scott Szydlo. Closest to the line was Dwayne West. The Michelle-OGram is a local foundation that was organized in loving memory of Michelle Blauser Standridge, who lost her fight to breast cancer five years ago. A young wife and mother of two sons, Angus and Flynt, was taken from us way too early because of this horrible disease. The Michelle-O-Gram foundation pays for women without insurance to have a mammogram, which will hopefully help prevent a loss like ours. Since Michelle-O-Gram was established four years ago, the group has raised more than $165,000 and more than 600 women have had screening and diagnostic mammograms as well as breast sonograms. Also, we have paid for several biopsies for younger women. We are 100 percent nonprofit and are very blessed to have such a supportive community for an extremely good cause. God Bless! Michelle-O-Gram FoundationRiverland News, Thursday, September 18, 2014 5 000IXDP 000IWYW Saturday, October 4, 2014 VIP Preview 5-6pm Event 6-9pm *Limited Availability. Taxes not included. *For tickets only go to the Chronicle site listed below. Vip $55 advance only$149 General Admission $25 advance $30 at the door Get Your Tickets Now! 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Blessing of the Animals slated Sunday, Oct. 5Father J. James Gerhart will conduct the sixth annual Blessing of the Animals at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the Holy Faith Episcopal Church Pet Memory Garden, Blue Cove, Dunnellon. All area pet owners are welcome.Church makes plans for rummage saleFirst Congregational Church will host its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. In addition, there will be a boutique section for better clothing, jewelry and home decor. Refreshments will be available for purchase. First Congregational is at 7171 SW State Road 200.Church schedules Latin dance Oct. 18The Spanish community of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will sponsor a Latin dance from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Parish Hall. Music will be provided by Los Sabrosos de Ocala. Tickets are $10 per person. For information, call Lilly at 489-3166. Traveling, especially by air, is not my favorite pastime. I know some people who just delight in flying from one point to another point. If you would count all of those people who do, I would be nowhere on that list. Recently, I had to travel involving changing planes, which involved spending a night at the Orlando airport. I could have come home, which is about two hours away, or I could spend the night and catch the plane the next day. It would cost me about the same to stay overnight at the airport as it would to travel back home and then return to the airport the next day. So, after all of my meticulous calculations, I decided to spend the night at the airport. I determined while there to get the most of my nights stay at the airport. The hotel at the airport was one of those big international hotels. It had more stories than a politician on the campaign trail. As is usually the case, my room was on one of the top stories of the hotel. Checking in at the front desk, I then went to my room and settled down for the evening. I was not going to waste my time huddled in my hotel room, rather, I was going to look around and experience the nightlife at this international airport. Have you ever made a decision, then looking back on it you thought to yourself, Self, we are never going to do that again. Such was my case. I decided to get some supper around 8 oclock in the evening. This, I found out, was the time high society folk eat. Why they eat so late, I will never know. But, since I was with high society, I decided to act and eat like high society. The restaurant in this international hotel was one of those highfalutin restaurants where you really do not know what is on the menu. The menu was in every language except English. Fortunately, they had some pictures and fortunately, my index finger was still in good working order. I ordered my supper, sat back and observed the high society all around me. One thought that stumbled through my brain at the time was, I wonder if these people in this restaurant know that I am not part of high society? About this time the wine steward, I guess that is what he is called, came by to take my wine order. The only wine I know is spelled with an H. When I declined the wine, people began to suspect I was not part of high society. I guess you cannot be part of high society unless you wine a little. I finished my supper and decided to wander around in the huge lounge area on this floor. Everybody there was talking and so I got an order of coffee, went to a couch, sat down and just observed what was going on around me. One thing I noticed was that most people seemed to be on their cell phone. What would happen in our society if cell phones suddenly stopped Nina Faye FowlerDUNNELLONNina Faye Fowler (formerly Nina ClaffeyLand), passed away at home on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Retired from Bank of America, Nina worked for over 30 years in the banking industry where she began as a teller and worked her way into bank management. She moved to Dunnellon in 1976 with her late husband, Larry Claffey, local fishing guide. Nina was a dedicated, tenured member and officer for the Women of the Moose. She was born October 20, 1935, to James and Maude Wagner in Hill City, Kansas, and is survived by her brother, Herbert Wagner (Carolyn) of Kansas; granddaughter, Dawn Bowne (Jeff) and grandsons, Nick and Mike (Malinda) Claffey, all of Dunnellon; grandson, Johnathan (Darby) of Zepherhills; granddaughters, Cheryl (David) of St. Petersburg, Sarah (Jason) of Georgia, Melissa (Diron) of Georgia, Chelcie of North Carolina; ten great-grandchildren; step daughters, Karen (Phil), Debbie (Mike), and Pam of Georgia, Susan of Virginia, and Kathy of Dunnellon. Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon, 21501 W. Highway 40, Dunnellon, FL 34431. There will be lunch and fellowship following service at Friendship Hall. Sign the guest book at www.riverlandnews. com. Peter James Kuka IIRAINBOW SPRINGSPeter James Kuka II, of Rainbow Springs (Dunnellon), passed away on August 27, 2014, at the age of 71 years from a sudden illness. Peter was born in El Paso, Texas and moved to Miami, Florida in 1955. He attended Miami Palmetto High School, Millsaps College, and Florida Atlantic University. He was employed by Bendix Avionics (later Allied Signal) in purchasing, where he worked with engineers to develop the first aircraft avoidance radar still used on airplanes today. He retired in 1997 as Supervisor of Purchasing. Moving to Rainbow Springs in 1998, he was employed at the Rainbow Springs Country Club Pro Shop for 12 years. He also served on the Vestry of Holy Faith Episcopal Church, Dunnellon, which he attended for many years. He is survived by his wife, Suzie; daughter, Shawn Williams; and granddaughter, Morgan Williams, both of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; an aunt, Joan Kuka Gillespie of Missoula, Montana; and many cousins. His father, Leonard J. Kuka, and mother, Phyllis Marian Kuka, preceded him in death. A funeral service will be held at 11a.m. at Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Blue Cove on Saturday, September 27, 2014, with a reception following in Faith Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be sent to The Salvation Army (Ocala), the Wounded Warrior Project, and the Holy Faith Food Pantry. Arrangements handled by Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon, robertsofdunnellon. com. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, September 18, 2014 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 000IYC8 000IK6K 000ISBI 489-2685 Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Service 8:00 AM 7 10:00 AM Coffee Hour 9:00 AM Healing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith Rainbow River Blue Cove www.holyfaithepiscopal.com 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 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 000IUAW 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Weekday Groups: Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent adventepiscopal.net GATHERINGS A D IRECTORY OF A REA C HURCHES For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20 711180 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 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 000J2B6 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 000J2F4 The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com 000J8ID 489-2685 Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith Rainbow River Blue Cove Sunday, Sept. 21, Special Service 10:00 am Celebrating Our 50 th Anniversary with 60 s Country Fair Sat., Sept. 20 10 am-3 pm Games, Petting Zoo, Bean Bag Toss Tour available of Church, Memory Gardens and Faith Hall FREE for Kids Pony Rides Antique Car Show FOOD at 1960s prices 25 Hot Dogs 10 Sodas Water, Popcorn OBITUARIES Nina Faye Fowler God closer than my cell phoneOUT TO PASTOR Hammocks 50th anniversary Mr. and Mrs. William Timothy and Darlene L. Hammock recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple married in September 1963. William Hammock was born in Ocala and after graduating from Dunnellon High School, married Darlene Chester shortly after her parents decided to move their family up from Miami. TheHammocks have four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Church fall concert series slated Dunnellon Presbyterian Church has announced its schedule for its Fall Concert Series. All events begin at 3 p.m. Sundays and are free and open to the public. Concerts will be at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St. Flowing Sounds will perform Sunday, Oct. 19. Flowing Sounds blends stringed instruments and woodwinds together. This chamber ensemble will present a string trio performing classical music, a string and woodwind classical duet, as well as two double basses performing popular arrangements. Musicians include Barbara Shellenberger, Jean DuBose, Lynn DuBose, Karl Sutphen and Jim Davis. The Dunnellon Community Chorale will perform Sunday, Nov. 9, presenting its second annual Tribute to Veterans concert. Under the direction of Jeanne Wolfanger and accompanied by Connie Hart, the chorale will perform music celebrating Americas proud history. The American Legion Post 58 color guard will open the program and guest performers, The Shade Tree Pickers, will entertain with their traditional American instruments and vocals. The Central Florida Master Choir will perform Sunday, Dec. 21. Under the direction of Harold W. McSwain Jr., the Central Florida Master Choir will present its annual Christmas program performing the Magnificat by Pergolesi, as well as Mass in G major by Franz Schubert along with various versions of Hallelujah/Alleluia in styles from the Renaissance up to Beethoven. There will also be selections of works by Moses Hogan and Aaron Copland. The singers will be accompanied by pianist GayLyn Capitano and The New Moon String Ensemble. Special to the Riverland News Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 7 CHURCH EVENTS WE WANT YOUR NEWSThe Riverland News seeks community news announcments such as first birthdays, births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries. 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anyone interested. A service will be begin at 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. J. James Gerhart officiating. A coffee hour will be hosted in Faith Hall after the worship service. We are hoping some of the former members of the church who are still in the area will attend, Phillips said. It will be nice to get together and talk and remember our history. The history of this church began with the assistance of Grace Episcopal Church in Ocala, and the first worship service was held on Sept. 20, 1964 in the band room of Dunnellon High School. The Rev. Maurice Benitez from Grace Episcopal Church officiated at the evening prayer with about 30 people in attendance. The members negotiated to purchase eight lots in Blue Cove for the new church site at a cost of $6,000. Grace Episcopal Church graciously donated $5,000 and another $1,000 was donated anonymously. A charter was granted to the church June 15, 1965, and the building plans for construction quickly began. Two months later the groundbreaking ceremonies were held and the future $38,000 building was successfully financed at a low interest rate. The new air conditioned structure would include a sanctuary for 100, four classrooms, a sacristy and a kitchen. While waiting for the church to be constructed, the congregation first attended services at Dunnellon High School and then at the old Womens Club on Cedar Street. The chronicle of the church is mostly remembered by Jeani Cowan and her family, members of the church for almost 49 years. Her husband, Paul Sr., and their two sons moved into the Springs Lodge and became members of the church just one year after the Holy Faith Episcopal Church began. There werent any places for rent or sale in Dunnellon at that time, Cowan remembered. When a house became available, we bought it sight unseen from Jack Fitch. He was the developer of Blue Cove and one of the original signers of the churchs charter. Cowans son, Paul Jr., was one of the first acolytes at the Holy Faith Episcopal Church and he will also serve in that capacity at the anniversary service. Still hanging in the narthex is a framed prayer, uniquely handlettered with a brush in the same manner as the monks did in the Middle Ages. The late Rev. Jerry Monroe, the second vicar of the church, requested Cowan to have her father make this distinctive artwork. My father, Clyde Heichel, was a commercial artist in Chicago, Cowan said. When Father Monroe asked me if my father would do a prayer for the church, I couldnt refuse. The original cross in the church was about 4 feet-tall and 4 feet-wide and adorned with silver emblems made by William Holstein. He and his wife, Thelma, along with their daughter, Ann Young, were some of the original signers of the charter. My grandfather (Holstein) made the first crucifix and I remember being confirmed in that church, Nancy Myers said. I went to that church with my mother until she died a few years ago. It was a neat little church to grow up in. The church also had the distinction of having the city of Ocala donate a 2-ton bell to them with the understanding if the city wanted the bell back they would replace it. The bell had the names of the Ocala council members from the 1800s, according to Cowan. The bell was installed in 1968 on St. Michaels Day and we called it Michael, Cowan said. About five years ago the city said they wanted the bell back. They put the old bell in a new Ocala Fire Station and they paid to replace it for us. After 50 years, the Holy Faith Episcopal church still has its first bulletin. The bulletins were typed by the typing class taught by Marianthe Coppedge at Dunnellon High School. She and her husband, Dan, were also charter members of the church. According to the Rev. Gerhart, the anniversary service will be as close to the original as possible without any lay people doing any of the readings. We are doing a retro, the pastor said remembering how all the women wore a covering on their heads and all the men wore suits. We are going to have the same hymns and order of service. I will do all of the readings, but they will help administer the chalice, otherwise we would be there all day. The pastor will wear a black cassock, white surplice and a stole worn around his neck instead of the outer vestments usually worn now. A lot of people that were involved in the first service will be at this celebration, the Rev. Gerhart said. The original acolytes are going to be there only grayer, balder, taller and heavier.Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at augie@thingsin town.com. working for three minutes? There would be such a panic across our country that nobody would actually survive. I decided I should call someone on my cell phone. After all, I am trying to fit in with this high society. My dilemma came when I tried to figure out who in the world I should call at 10 oclock in the evening. Then it dawned on me. I will call the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. I do not know why I did not think of this before. So, I pressed the speed dial and the phone started ringing. As soon as the phone started ringing, a thought danced in my mind. What in the world am I calling her for? What in the world would I talk about? Before finishing all of the questions floating around my cranium my wife answered the phone. The first words out of her mouth were, What did you forget now? It seems that whenever I go on a trip, before I get too far down the road I remember something I forgot. When I assured her that I had not forgotten anything, I sensed a slight pause on the other end and then she said, Did you miss your plane? Within the next few minutes I was bombarded with question after question, all I did was call, and at this point, I could not remember why I had called her. It just seemed like the thing to do at the time. After she settled down a little bit and her panic seizure ceased, I told her I just called to call. Oh, she said, not knowing how to answer that. I was shocked. It had never happened before. I am going to cherish this memory for as long as I live. I actually caught her when she had nothing to say. Needless to say, I relished that moment because it will probably never happen again. After I hung up, I sat sipping some more coffee when one of my favorite verses came to mind. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear (Isaiah 65:24). My comfort rests in the fact that God is closer to me than my cell phone.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. 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We offer many different breed specific items! 352 -213-4663 www.TheHomeOutfitter.com Winston Webb Approved!!! www.facebook.com/thehomeoutfitter 000J54J 000JA9O Happy Hour Prices during the games! Bucket of Five Bottles of BeerBuy 4 Bottles Get One FREE!Sunday & Monday Night Football Specials DJ KARAOKE TUE SAT 000JAY9Our Place SaloonPRO FOOTBALL IS HERE! SEC Channel!Watch all the games! Bring your own fan club group!352-854-47117651 SR 200 EACHMin. 6 at a time(Circle Square Plaza behind Oasis Restaurant, next to Lowes) PASTORcontinued from page 6 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.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. Church schedules monthly fish frySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church, on the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East, will host its monthly fish fry from 4 to 6 p.m. the first Friday monthly through May. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. The public is welcome. CHURCH EVENTS AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsJeani Cowan, left, and Maggie Phillips, the chairwoman of the 50th anniversary committee, look over several photo albums and scrapbooks assembled throughout the history of Holy Faith Episcopal Church when it was started 50 years ago. GOLDENcontinued from page 1


Readying for theRAIDERS RIVERLANDSPORTS/EDUCATION 8 Riverland News, Thursday, September 18, 2014 SAMANTHA BARLOW/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon running back Rudolh Sinflorant moves downfield behind the block of the Tigers offensive line Friday night against Wildwood. The Tigers dismantled the Wildcats, 57-13, but have spent the week preparing for Santa Fe, a District 5A-5 opponent. Dunnellon will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ned Love Field. Dunnellon opens District 5A-5 slate against Santa Fe With the beginning of a difficult District 5A-5 slate opening Friday, the Dunnellon High School football teams offensive unit might have found the right moment to show its potential in the Tigers 57-13 romp last Friday at Wildwood. Dunnellon will certainly need every chance it gets against Santa Fe, when the two squads take the field at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ned Love Field. The Raiders certainly wont make it easy for the Tiger offense. Were going to have to strap WILDWOOD The Dunnellon High School football team finally found its rhythm Friday night against Wildwood, and not only did the Tigers 57-13 thrashing of the Wildcats put a hurt on their already abysmal season, it also put a hurting on their scoreboard, too. Four minutes into the second half, the Wildwood scoreboard blew out. Not that it mattered for those keeping score for Dunnellon, as the Tigers Many are inquiring about the Dunnellon Middle School tutoring schedule. Tutoring will be available beginning in October and offered to students who would like clarification, explanation or one-on-one time with an instructor to practice a skill or skills. DMS will offer both beforeand afterschool sessions with qualified instructors. The morning tutoring will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. with the afternoon session from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Tutoring will be in the Media Center on a voluntary basis and students are responsible for arranging transportation. Due to budget constraints, we must insist the students are picked up promptly at 4:45. We invite all of our students to take advantage of this opportunity to obtain the extra help they may need to be more successful and build a strong educational foundation that will serve them for a lifetime. Please watch the Riverland News for the exact date tutoring will begin. Fellowship of Christian Athletes is the largest Christian sports organization in the world. We are seeking student members who are interested in serving our local community by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. Members will learn about Jesus Christ and show the love of God to others by being a part of community outreach projects. In years past, mission projects have included reaching out to assisted-living facilities, local nursing homes, soldiers, veterans and children in need. We will meet on club days during seventh period as well as once a month before school. Early release days are as follows: Oct. 1, Oct. 29, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, Feb. 11, March 18 and May 6. Beforeschool meetings will begin at 8:15 a.m. the second Tuesday monthly beginning in October in Building No. 10, Room No. 23. If you would like to be a part of Dunnellon Middles FCA huddle for the 2014-15 school year pick up a permission form from Mrs. Reddick before or after school. The cost to join is $5. Dues are used to certify our huddle with FCA and to purchase supplies and gifts for local mission projects. For more information about FCA, visit www.fca. org. The DMS Bible Club began meeting this week. This is a nondenominational Bible Club for all middle school students. Students must have signed permission forms in order to attend. They may see Mrs. Osborne or Mr. Bee to pick up the paperwork for parents to sign. The club will meet after school until 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays. Parents must pick their students up in the car line. Students are responsible for transportation. There is no cost to participate in the DMS Bible Club. See You at the Pole will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24. All are invited to meet at our flagpole as soon as you get off the bus or arrive as a car rider. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches and communities. See You at the Pole is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation. Mr. Soldanos Chorus Club will meet from 3:45 to 4:40 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Band Room. Chorus is open to all students provided they attend practice regularly and attend the Winter and Spring Concerts. The first meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 23. In addition, all students must have a ride home from school at 4:30. Transportation is the responsibility of the student. There will also be Band Parent meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in the Band Room. The meeting should last about 40 minutes. Coupons for Education are here. This year, Coupons for Education has more than $1,500 in savings for the price of $20. Many Dunnellon businesses are participating as well as businesses DMS will offer tutoring starting in early OctoberPRINCIPALS OFFICE Tigers trample Wildwood, 57-13 Go Lady Tigers, go! LEESHA MARLETT/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon High volleyball player Savannah Helton, center, cheers on her teammates Monday during the Lady Tigers match against Belleview. Despite a valiant effort from Tyra Thomas, who had three kills, five assists and six blocks, the Lady TIgers lost 25-15, 25-10 and 2515. Dunnellon will play at 6 p.m. today against Lecanto at home The junior varsity will play at 5. Romeo diving into AR program Accelerated Reader is an exciting program that encourages, monitors and rewards reading. Each time your child completes an accelerated reader book, they go to the computer and answer a 5to 10-question quiz to check their understanding of the story. As long as your child read the complete book and it was on their reading level, they will have no problem passing the test. They get points for each book they read. The number of points are determined by the reading level and length of the book. Longer books earn more points. Please talk to your child about Accelerated Reader and encourage them to read and get involved. They can earn prizes and invitations to game days, banquets, and celebrations. I am very excited to announce that Renaissance Home Connect is now available and can be accessed outside of school from any computer with an Internet connection. Renaissance Home Connect is fun and easy to use. It allows the teacher, you, and your child to share information about your childs progress in Accelerated Reader. To log in to Renaissance Home Connect: Website: hosted257. renlearn.com/72115/Home Connect. User Name: Your childs student number (the same number they type in for lunch). Password: Your childs birthday in twodigit month and four-digit year format. For example a child with the birthday April 21, 2004, would have the password 042004.Have you heard?The Coupons for Education fundraising campaign is underway at Romeo Elementary and runs until Jane Ashman Romeo Principal See ASHMAN page 11 Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal See DMS page 10 SAMANTHA BARLOW For the Riverland News DUNNELLON VS. SANTA FE WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Ned Love Field. RADIO: WOW 104.9 FM. RECORDS: Dunnellon 2-1 overall, 0-0 District 5A-5; Santa Fe 2-1, 0-1. LAST WEEK: Dunnellons offense finally found the end zone in a 57-13 thrashing of Wildwood. The Raiders dropped their district opener, 21-12, to Suwannee. PLAYERS TO WATCH: Dunnellon rolled up 303 yards on the ground against Wildwood, led by Tootie Livermores 117 yards and one touchdown on nine carries. All told, Dunnellon had five other players score on the ground, including Rasahn Martin, Stacin Bishop, Dante White, Josh Williams and Kane Parks, while WR Justin Hamm caught the lone touchdown pass the Tigers recorded, hauling in a 21-yard grab from Kobie Jones. Defensively, Dunnellon was led by LB Zahid Hujurat, who had 14 tackles, one sack and a blocked punt. DB Jarod Hamm had seven tackles and a fumble recovery. SAMANTHA BARLOW/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon quarterback Dante White throws a pass to Kane Parks on Friday during first-half action against Wildwood. See TIGERS page 12 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See READYING page 12


Riverland News, Thursday, September 18, 2014 A9 FAMILY FEATURES Haunted with the thought of a ho-hum Halloween? Never fear trick-or-treaters will want more than just candy once they see your party table. Throw a fabulous Halloween party fit for little goblins or grown-up monsters with some devilishly good sweets. Try these easy party ideas from Wilton to make your Halloween spook-tacular:Add some pop to popcorn: Trick out ordinary popcorn into a sweet-and-salty party pleaser. Drizzle on Candy Meltscandy for festive flavors, and then capture the Halloween spirit by adding fun sprinkle mixes.Masquerade cookies: Who says you cant play with your food? Create edible masks with decorated shaped cookies and attach them to cookie sticks with melted Candy Melts candy. Set up a photo station at your party, so guests can take pictures with their cookie mask creations before eating them.Jack-o-lantern cakes: It wouldnt be Halloween without carved pumpkins. Make yours edible by baking a delicious pumpkin spice pound cake shaped like a pumpkin. Increase the fun by adding silly icing facial features. Midnight potions: Spice up the night with candy corn drinks served in containers guests can devour, making cleanup easy and delicious. Or, toast the night with the Witchs Brew Mocktail. For more Halloween ideas and inspiration, visit wilton.com.Masquerade CookiesServings: 2 dozen cookies 2 3/4cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 teaspoons Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract 1/2 teaspoon Imitation Almond Extract Royal icing Orange, Black, Green, Lemon Yellow, Brown and Violet Icing Colors, as desired Orange, Yellow, Orange, Lavender and Black Colored Sugars, as desired Halloween Jimmies, Nonpareils and Icing Decorations, as desired Candy Melts candy Cookie sticks Preheat oven to 350F. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. In second large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Add flour mixture to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Do not chill dough. Divide dough into 2 balls. On floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12 inches in diameter by 1/8 inch thick. Dip eye and glasses cookie cutters in flour before each use. Arrange cookies on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 81 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool completely on cooling grid. Decorate as desired using tinted royal icing, colored sugars and Halloween icing decorations. Use melted candy to attach sticks to backs of cookies; chill until set. Pumpkin Spice PopcornServings: 6 cups 6 cups popped kettle corn 2 cups mini pretzel twists 1 package (10 ounces) Pumpkin Spice Candy Melts candy 1 bottle (2.5 ounces) Pumpkin Mix Sprinkles Spread popcorn and pretzels on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. In disposable decorating bag, melt candy in microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute; remove bag and knead. Continue melting candy for 30-second intervals at 50 percent power until completely melted. Snip off end of bag and drizzle melted candy over popcorn mixture; immediately add sprinkles. Let stand until candy has hardened, about 20 minutes. Break into pieces to serve.Caramel Apple PopcornServings: 6 cups 6 cups popped popcorn, buttered and salted 3/4cup roasted salted peanuts 1 package (10 ounces) Caramel Apple Candy Melts candy 1 bottle (2.5 ounces) Spider Mix Sprinkles Spread popcorn and peanuts on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. In disposable decorating bag, melt candy in microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute; remove bag and knead. Continue melting candy for 30-second intervals at 50 percent power until completely melted. Snip off end of bag and drizzle melted candy over popcorn. Immediately top with sprinkles. Let stand until candy has hardened, about 20 min utes. Break into pieces to serve.Pumpkin Pound Cake Servings: 16 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups canned 100 percent pumpkin (not pie filling) Preheat oven to 325F. Prepare Dimensions Large Pumpkin Pan lightly with vegetable pan spray with flour. Place on baking sheet. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition; beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with pumpkin; mix well. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in pan. Turn onto cooling rack. Cool completely before serving. Witchs Brew MocktailServings: 6 3 cups ginger ale, chilled 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice, chilled 1/3 cup sweetened lime juice, chilled Green gel food color or green icing color (optional) Black Colored Sugar Gummy Eyeball Skewers In large pitcher, combine ginger ale, pineapple juice, sweetened lime juice and, if using, gel food color. To prepare glasses, dip rims of martini glasses in water, then in black sugar. Fill with drink mixture; add eyeball skewers. Candy Corn DrinksServings: 8 1 cup (half of 12-ounce package) Bright White Candy Melts Candy, melted according to package directions 1 cup (half of 12-ounce package) Orange Candy Melts Candy, melted according to package directions 1 package (12 ounces) Yellow Candy Melts Candy, melted according to package directions Orange flavored fruit drink, orange, peach or mango juice or other favorite drink Fill disposable decorating bag with melted bright white candy. Divide evenly among cavities of 8-cavity silicone shot glass mold, taking care to not get any candy on sides of mold. Repeat process with orange and yellow candy. Refrigerate until candy is set, about 30 minutes. Carefully remove candy glasses from mold and set aside. Fill with orange drink. Masquerade Cookies, Caramel Apple Popcorn, Pumpkin Spice Popcorn and Pumpkin Pound Cake Witchs Brew Mocktail and Candy Corn Drinks


Fly Fishing Expo slated Oct. 10-11Citrus County Visitors & Convention Bureau announces Bob Clouser of Clouser Deep Minnow fame and Wanda Taylor, nationally acclaimed fly casting instructor, will each lead four skill improvement classes at the 2014 Florida Fly Fishing Expo on Oct. 10 and 11 at Plantation on Crystal River. The nonprofit Florida Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF-FL) sponsors the event. It features more than 50 fly fishing clinics, classes and workshops conducted by noted charter guides, casting instructors, and fly-tyers. The Expo also features manufacturer exhibits, ongoing fly tying exhibitions, and opportunities to see the latest fly rods and reels, lines, clothing, kayaks and other gear. Admission to the family-friendly Expo is $10, which covers attendance for both days. Those 16 and younger are admitted free. For more information and to register online visit the website www.ifff-florida.org. Golf for the Cure tourney plannedThe Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club Ladies Golf Association will host Golf For The Cure at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. The format is an 18-hole, two best ball of four with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Registration is $65 for nonmembers and $30 for members, plus cart. Entry fee includes lunch. Individuals will be paired with a partner within a foursome. Registrations due Oct. 20. All proceeds will be donated to the Central Florida Affiliate, Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For information, call Marilyn at 465-2684 or the RS Pro Shop at 489-3566. from Ocala. There are far too many to list, but we know you will be delighted with the coupons offered this year. Coupons for Education has been a fundraiser for local schools for the past two decades. We are really excited about the Coupons for Education campaign and know you will be too when you see all the great ways to save money while you support education. The fundraiser ends Sept. 22, so dont miss out on this wonderful catalog of savings. Coach Rumsey would like to notify those interested in cross country that practice will be from 3:40 to 4:40 p.m. Oct. 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 and 23. The cross country meet will be at 8 a.m. Oct. 24 at Forest High School. All students can participate. The only requirement is that they can finish a 2-mile race. Transportation is the responsibility of the student on practice days and for the meet at Forest High School. We are happy to announce the names of the students that will represent us on the boys and girls volleyball teams this year. Boys volleyball team members are: Michael Sanchez, Maurice Goolsby, Michael Rey, Keniuel Gates, Randall Sinflorant, Jose Diaz, Anthony Sanchez, Evaen Cornell and Caleb Schroeder. Boys alternates: Patrick Bond, Patrick St. Jean, Jaylen Thompson, Jacob Harris, Osmar Garcia, Coty Taylor, James Taylor and Sam Wryals. Girls volleyball team members are: London Sweat, Kayla McClure, Kalei Collins, Matti Gibbs, Destiny Taylor, Mandy Bernstein, Kayla Tier, Mary Caprio, Christen Adams, Idianny Almanzar and Raquelle Irizarry. Girls alternates: Desiree Weidman, Taina Marinez, Austin Coomer and Idette Garcia. Girls junior varsity squad: Janyris Torres, Kayla Roth, Zia Dodge, Billie Weidman, Katie Cracchiolo and Keziah Crespo. Coaches Guerra and Rumsey will host practices weekly, with the boys slated to meet from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays while the girls will practice from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Transportation must be arranged prior to students staying for practice. Start time for all volleyball games is 5 p.m. for boys and 6 for girls. Their schedule is: Sept. 25 at Fort King; Oct. 8 vs. Horizon Middle School; Oct. 22 vs. Fort King; Oct. 28 at Horizon Middle School; and Nov. 8, Middle school county tournament at West Port High School. Congratulations, have fun and enjoy. Come out and cheer the Tigers on. FFA members are busy young people these days. All are welcome to the annual Alumni Homecoming Barbecue dinner at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Dunnellon High School cafeteria. There is no charge for this dinner. Please come and enjoy, and show our FFA members we support them as part of our community. OCALA Arriving bright eyed and bushy tailed, the Dunnellon High School swim team faced Ocalas 90degree temperatures Saturday to compete in the MCIAC at the College of Central Floridas aquatic center. Marc Navetta placed fourth in the 50-yard freestyle and third in the 100-yard freestyle to pace the Tigers who were without Thomas Reilly. Overall, Dunnellon mustered only 23 points. West Port took first place in the boys rankings, netting 382 points while Vanguard placed second with 249. Forest snared third with 203 points. On the girls side, Savannah Thompson placed fifth in the 50and 100-yard freestyle events, while Jamie Haught took second place in both the 200and 500-yard freestyle events. The Lady Tigers relay team finished third in both the 200and 400-yard freestyle relays as Dunnellons girls squad placed fifth with 104 points. All told, Forest captured the MCIAC crown with 270 points, Vanguard was second with and West Port rounded out the top three with 223. Belleview finished fourth with 147, while North Marion tallied 100. On Sept. 11, Dunnellon competed against Belleview at the Jervey Ghantt Aquatic Center. Navetta came in first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:01:94. Reilly nabbed first in the 500 free with a time of 5:33:59, while the boys relay team placed first in the 200 free with a time of 1:57:03. In the girls 50 free, Savannah Thompson came in first with a time of 30:71. 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DHS gears up for Spirit Week activitiesDunnellon High School is gearing up for its annual Homecoming Week activities. Spirit week kicks off Sept. 29 with sports day, followed by matching day (Tuesday), Decade Day (Wednesday), class color day (Thursday) and spirit day (Friday). The school is also reviving its traditional homecoming parade, the first since 2009, on Thursday, Oct. 2. Not only are DHS students and staff participating but also Romeo and Dunnellon elementary schools, Dunnellon Middle, Boys and Girl Scouts, the Boys & Girls Club and Pop Warner. The parade will also include a sweetheart from each club at DHS. After the parade, the Dunnellon powder puff game will be at Ned Love Field. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, the Tigers will host Belleview and during halftime, the 2014 crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen will take place.Edible Books contest Oct. 18Teens, ages 13 to 18, can sharpen their culinary skills, prepare book-inspired food creations and be eligible to win a prize by participating in the Edible Books Extravaganza: Turn Dreams into Reality event. The event, set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, will be at the Headquarters-Ocala Public Library at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. The deadline for entries is Saturday, Oct. 11; visit www.library. marioncountyfl.org or any public library location for entry forms. The Edible Books Extravaganza is held in celebration of Teen Read Week and sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Public Library. Grant money available for schoolteachersGAINESVILLE Pre-K, elementary, middle and high school teachers can grow their project budgets for their classrooms by teaching their students about agriculture. Florida Farm Bureau Federation is offering multiple $250 minigrants to certified Florida educators who are engaged in classroom instruction at the pre-K to 12th grade levels for the 2014-15 school year. The grants will be awarded for up to $250 for original and creative activities or programs that increase the understanding of agriculture among both students and educators. Grant applications are due Oct. 1. Recipients of the grant will be notified no later than Nov. 15 via email. Educators can apply for the grant by visiting www.floridafarm bureau.org/programs/ teacher_mini_grants. The Mini-Grant Program is part of the Florida Farm Bureau Womens Leadership Committees commitment to support agricultural education in classrooms across Florida. A total of up to $9,500 will be awarded in minigrants throughout the 2014-15 school year. Last year, 42 Florida teachers received grant funding for their agricultural projects. Florida Farm Bureau has awarded more than $150,000 in total grants toward promoting agriculture in the classroom since the programs inception in 1998.DHS Kiddie World has openingsAre you interested in a way to build your childs foundation for learning before kindergarten at a reasonable price? Dunnellon High Schools Kiddie World is looking for new little smiles to join the Kiddie World family. These services run from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday for children ages 3 to 5 years old. The cost is $10 a week. The Kiddie World program offers an array of activities such as teaching centers, snack time, playground time, music, basic language skills (phonics) and math skills. For information, contact Tracy Zellers at 465-6745.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 4895954.Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For information, visit www.manateediv.org or call Todd Dunn, commanding officer, at 352-212-5473 or tdunn @manateediv.org. Sept. 22. Students have received an order folder and informational letter for the campaign. Students are encouraged to sell coupons to friends and relatives, but please do not go door-to-door. The cost is $20 per coupon booklet and there are four Winn-Dixie coupons for $5 off, which means you get your money back right there. Each student who sells 10 or more booklets per week gets entered into district raffles for amazing prizes. Remember, this is a fundraiser so not only do you get great deals around town, but Romeo gets $6 back from every booklet purchased so it can really help our school. Parent PortalParents have you registered for the Parent Portal? What is available for parents in the Parent Portal? Courses/assignments: Provides a list of the courses your child is enrolled in for a given semester and their teachers name. It also offers a look at your childs End-ofGrading-Period success, as well as in-depth look at each of their assignments, the score received for those assignments along with the category and scoring weight. GPA and grade history: Provides a summary, by school year, of your childs current and historical grade point average, credits attempted and received, along with class ranking within the grade level of their school. (The grade point average (GPA) listed for your child on this site may not be applicable for bright futures scholarships or for participation in high school athletics. Both Bright Futures and the Florida High School Athletic Association have specific rules concerning GPAs. If you have questions regarding grade eligibility and these programs, please contact your childs school.) Grading guidelines: A guideline is provided here for each educational level in an effort to address grading standards and fairness. The guideline outlines the reasons for grading, the grading scale, grading categories and weights assigned to each category. Student Test Score information: Provides test scores (when applicable) for FCAT, SAT and ACT along with informational links to the representative websites for each of the testing bodies. Student Attendance Information: Provides a monthly look at the Attendance Summary Calendar for the student with detailed information about each attendance exception by day and, upper grades, by class. Parent Resource Guide and Pathways to Success: Parents will find valuable demographic information about the school district. Also included is curriculum information and executive contact information, links to Sunshine State Standards, graduation options, special magnet school options, student accommodations and parent participation opportunities. Parents will find the following district resources invaluable: Online Mealpay through LunchBox: Allows parent to deposit funds in their students account ensuring their student gets a healthy, hot and delicious school meal. Bus Schedule: Provides parents with a connection to the MCPS Transportation Department routing and busing schedules. District Website: Valuable and time sensitive information regarding school calendars, links to all school websites as well as outside links to important educational resources.Riverland News, Thursday, September 18, 2014 11 000JA48 467-0918-RIV NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE The City of Dunnellon has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A. 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it on tight, were going to have play our A game, said Dunnellon coach Price Harris, whose team is 2-1. They are going to be a challenge for us. Especially on the defensive side, where the Raiders front seven boasts two potential NCAA Division I recruits in Andrew Colvin, a senior, and Khameron Taylor, a junior, both defensive ends. They are big, strong and they have some speed, Harris said about the Raiders. If we can play physical with them, were going to do all right. Offensively, they want to run the ball every down, so were going to have to stop the run and slow them down. If we can do those things, we have a chance at some success. People always talk how they are running the same Wing offense. But truthfully, where they are really good is on defense. Theyre really good on defense. They were stuffing Suwannee all night until the last drive of the game when they were called for pass interference on fourth down. It led to Suwannee scoring on that drive. I wonder, if it wasnt for that penalty if Suwannee scores. They are very solid, very hard to score points against them. For Dunnellon, its a matter of being focused at kickoff and avoiding a slow start against the Raiders. We werent real focused going into the game, Harris said We have to prepare a little better. I was really pleased with how both lines commanded the line of scrimmage. When you play a team you think youre supposed to dominate, youre supposed to do that, which was good. Defensively, we played very well. For us to be a championship-caliber team, we cannot have mental lapses. We had those on two or three plays. We cant have those letdowns. On the offensive side, Harris said he was pleased to see his squad progress from the first two games of the season where the Tigers were unable to finish drives. We got it in the end zone, he deadpanned after his team failed to score an offensive touchdown despite nine trips inside the opponents 10yard line in the first two games of the season. I am very pleased, very pleased with the way the kids played and the effort. We started slow and they picked it up. And the Tigers offense did pick up, to the tune of more than 300 yards rushing the ball. Harris credited his offensive line with controlling the Wildcats front seven. That goes hand in hand with begin able to run the football, something weve been trying to establish and we did that Friday, the firstyear coach said. By no stretch of the imagination are we where I think we can be and where I want us to be. Thats a good thing; you dont want to peak too early. Harris is confident his squad can match up well with the Raiders. We can play with them, but we cant have a bad week of practice, he said. We prepare by being physical and doing what we need to do. I always tell the kids, its never about them, its always about us; then good things happen. If we start worrying about them, thats when problems start to occur. Hopefully, well buy into that. entered second-half play with a comfortable 43-7 lead. For a team yet to break through offensively its first two games, Dunnellon took out its early-season frustrations on the Wildcats. The Tigers offense scored six of the their seven touchdowns on the ground, led by running back Tootie Livermoore. The junior rushed for a careerhigh 116 yards and a touchdown. All told, Dunnellon racked up 382 yards of offense, including 303 on the ground. Rasahn Martin, Stacin Bishop, Dante White, Josh Williams and Kane Parks also scored on the ground while Justin Hamm caught the lone touchdown pass the Tigers recorded, hauling in a 21-yard grab from Kobie Jones. The offensive line did a tremendous job blocking, and that was really the key, said Dunnellon coach Price Harris, whose team improved to 2-0 overall. 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Dunnellon Road (Hwy. 488) Dunnellon, FL (6/10 of a mile west of US 41) 352-462-7030 Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm GOLF CART SERVICE KEN HANDYHANDYMAN LLC Cabinets Counter Tops Drywall Painting Tile (352) 465-2631 License #L04000014330 HANDYMAN 000ICPE SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000HYK9 000HYK9 Where Quality And Price Meet 000IQCK CAC035472 LIC. & INS. 465-5353 www.dunnellonair.com AIR CONDITIONING Replacement Specialists 711178 DIAL-A-PRO RIVERLAND For Your Professional Needs... High Twelve Club schedules meetingThe Greater Ocala High Twelve Club No. 665 will meet at 11 a.m. Friday at the Elks Club at 702 NE 25th Ave., Ocala. Karla Grimsley from Interfaith Emergency Services will be the guest speaker. A buffet meal will be served by the Elks Club. Cost is $12 per person. All Master Masons in good standing in a Masonic Lodge recognized by the Grand Lodge of Florida, and their guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. To RSVP or for information, call Bob Brady at 352-854-9612.Retired nurses to meet MondayThe Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) organization of Citrus/Marion counties will meet at 11 a.m. Monday Sept. 22, at the West Marion Medical Building, Room 240 on State Road 200. Diane Filiaggi, the guest speaker, who talk about parish nursing. For information or to RSVP, call Gladys at 325-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882. TDC tourism grant opportunities openThe Ocala/Marion County Tourist Development Council is accepting applications for grant funds to support sporting or special events held in Marion County that promote tourism, create paid lodging, enhance the countys appeal to visitors and create significant economic activity. Awarded grants will be tied to overnight lodging productivity (hotel, motel, campgrounds and RV parks) in Marion County. Grant applications are available on an ongoing basis. To obtain an application, visit www.ocalamarion.com and click on the Partners tab. You may also obtain the application packet directly from partners.ocalamarion. com/grant-application. Completed applications must be mailed or delivered to the Ocala/ Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau at 112 N. Magnolia Ave., Ocala, FL 34475. For information, contact Ashley Dobbs at 352-438-2806 or email ashley.dobbs@ marioncountyfl.org.CareGiver Support Group to meetThe local CareGiver Support Group meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Tuesdays monthly at the First United Methodist Church, West Building, on West State Road 40. The group shares information and access to resources that can help caregivers be more effective. For information, email rhenton584@aol.com.Community Chorale seeks singersThe Dunnellon Community Chorale is looking for singers. The group will rehearse from 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 8 at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St. The group will prepare for its second Salute to Veterans concert, which is slated for 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church. All rehearsals are held at the church. The group is in need of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. Police collecting used cell phonesThe Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for victims of Domestic Violence. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violence shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. NEWS NOTES Youths tee off in benefit golf tournament Special to the Riverland NewsLane Harris, Logan Townsend, Gavin Szydlo, Dane Hobbs, Connor Denmark, Justin Hamm, Garrett Gibbs and Angus Standridge, Michelles oldest son, participated in the inaugural MichelleO-Gram Foundation Night Time golf tournament. Not pictured are Jarod Hamm and Hunter Kephart, who not only played, but were a great help setting up. TIGERS continued from page 8 READYING continued from page 8


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Writers Group meets first Saturday monthlyThe Rainbow River Writers Club meets at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly, except January and July, at the Dunnellon Public Library, 30351 Robinson Road. All writers of all genres are welcome. Writers hear and critique each others creative efforts, socialize and talk shop as is the tradition and custom of all writers regardless of time or place. For information, visit groups.yahoo. com/group/wgdunnellon or email walter sylvester@yahoo.com. 14 Riverland News, Thursday, September 18, 2014 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 470-0918 RIV 10/8 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE ROBERTS TOWING AND RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell this vehicle on 10/08/2014, 9:00 am at 1004 N.E. 95th St., Ocala, FL 34479, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ROBERTS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids 2003 DODGE VIN: 1D7HA18D83J625005 Publish: Sept.18, 2014. 445-0918 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ACTION BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSING IN RE: The license to practice Nursing Dorothea S. Stolicker, LPN 6700 SW 156th Place, Dunnellon, Florida 34432 CASE NO.: 2013-18734 LICENSE NO.: PN5185861 The Department of Health has filed an Administrative Complaint against you, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting, Karine Gialella, Assistant General Counsel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida 32399-3265, (850) 245-4444. If no contact has been made by you concerning the above by October 10, 2014, the matter of the Administrative Complaint will be presented at an ensuing meeting of the Board of nursing in an informal proceeding. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending this notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the notice. Telephone: (850) 245-4444, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. Published August 28, September 4, 11 & 18, 2014. 466-0925 RIV vs. Raven, Jeremiah Q. 2014-CA-00620 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2014-CA-00620 21ST MORTGAGE CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF, vs. JEREMIAH Q. RAVEN A/K/A JEREMIAH QUILLEN RAVEN, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF ACTION (Constructive Service -Property) TO: KAREN S. LANCASTER AKA KAREN SUE LANCASTER AKA KAREN SUE LANCASTER-RAVEN AKA KAREN LANCASTER-RAVEN AKA KAREN L. RAVEN and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KAREN S. LANCASTER AKA KAREN SUE LANCASTER AKA KAREN SUE LANCASTER-RAVEN AKA KAREN LANCASTER-RAVEN AKA KAREN L. RAVEN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a residential mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in MARION County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 22, BLOCK N, LAKE TROPICANA RANCHETTES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK G, PAGES 70, 70A THROUGH 70D, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2008 HOMES OF MERIT MANUFACTURED HOME, TITLE NOS. 100235972 AND 100235812, ID NOS. FL26100PHB300495A AND FL26100PHB300495B COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3575 SW 186th Ct., Dunnellon, FL 34432 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Busch White Norton, LLP, the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 505 South Flagler Drive, Suite 1325, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401, within thirty (30) days of the first publication,and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published one a week for two consecutive weeks in the Riverland News. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Marion, Florida, on the 3 day of Sept., 2014. Clerk Name: DAVID R. ELLSPERMANN As Clerk, Circuit Court, Marion County, Florida (SEAL) N. Hernandez, Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at the Office of the Trial Court Administrator, Marion County Judicial Center, 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, Telephone 352-401-6710, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving your notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Debbie Satyal Busch White Norton, LLP 505 South Flagler Drive Suite 1325, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 Primary:dsatyal@bwnfirm.com Secondary: mmorley@bwnfirm.com Published September 18 & 25, 2014. 458-0918 RIV Cazee, Ruby L. 2014CP1339 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014-CP-1339 IN RE: ESTATE OF RUBY L. CAZEE a/k/a RUBY LOUISE CAZEE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RUBY L. CAZEE, deceased, whose date of death was June 15, 2014, File Number 2014CP1339, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 11, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ ALVIN BRUCE CAZEE 54096 Jamie Drive, Callahan, Florida 32011 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Joel O. Parker, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0070201 BRETTY & REYNOLDS, P.A.8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 Published September 11 & 18, 2014. 459-0918 SCT Landucci, Irma 422014CP000593AXXXXX Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 422014CP000593AXXXXX IN RE: ESTATE OF IRMA LANDUCCI Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of IRMA LANDUCCI, deceased, whose date of death was February 12, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WTIHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of the Notice is September 11, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Barbara Pedersen 1601 River Road, Crozier, Virginia 23039 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ ANDREW M. CURTIS Florida Bar No. 0797601 3261 U.S. Highway 441/27, Unit D-2, Fruitland Park, FL 34731 352-315-0333 Published September 11 & 18, 2014. 462-0918 RIV Schwartz, William J. 2014 CP 1420 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014CP1420 IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM J. SCHWARTZ, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM J. SCHWARTZ, deceased, whose date of death was July 4, 2014, File Number 2014 CP 1420, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 11, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ DAVID W. SCHWARTZ 936 Joponica Avenue South, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33974 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ ROBERT J. REYNOLDS Florida Bar No. 0021415 463-0918 RIV Lowe, Elaine J. 2014 CP 1421 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014 CP 1421 IN RE: ESTATE OF ELAINE J. LOWE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELAINE J. LOWE, deceased, whose date of death was July 13, 2014, File Number 2014 CP 1421, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 11, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ MAUREEN M. LOWE 23435 S.W. Anchor Boulevard, Dunnellon, Florida 34431 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ ROBERT J. REYNOLDS Florida Bar No. 0021415 BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. 20093 East Pennsylvania Avenue #4 P.O. Drawer 2480, Dunnellon, Florida 34430 Published September 11 & 18, 2014. 469-0925 RIV ( 10/3 sale ) PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE TO: Units 12 & 92 TJ OBrion, 143 Elizabeth Lane, Barbourville, KY 40906 You are notified that the property stored by you with STOR-RIDGE, INC. P.O. Box 1107, 1807 W. Lockport Lane, Dunnellon, FL 34430-1107, believed to be household goods will be sold to the highest bidder for cash, at the above address on October 3rd, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. to satisfy the delinquent rental agreement. Per FL Statutes 83.801 and 83.8055. We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. Published September 18 & 25, 2014. BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. 20093 East Pennsylvania Avenue #4 P.O. Drawer 2480, Dunnellon, Florida 34430 Published September 11 & 18, 2014. 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Meet-and-greet slated with political hopefulThere will be a meet-and-greet house party at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in Rainbow Springs Woodlands for Marihelen Wheeler, who is running against Ted Yoho for the District 3 House of Representatives seat. Those wishing to attend or for directions to the event should call Patricia at 465-5523.National public lands day slated Sept. 27The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Rainbow Springs State Park is in need of participants for National Public Lands Day, which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27. Join a park ranger and help remove invasive exotic plants from the park. This will provide an opportunity to celebrate public lands, learn, and have fun at one of Floridas state parks. Those who volunteer to remove invasive exotic plants will get free entry. Water will be provided for the participants by the Friends of Rainbow Springs. Please be sure to bring gloves, sunscreen, bug spray and hat. Participants should wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and close-toed shoes. To sign up in advance to participate, contact Monay Markey at monay.markey @dep.state.fl.us. For information about National Public Lands Day, call the park at 465-8555 or visit www.Florida StateParks.org.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.Agency hosts medical/ dental mobile unit The Annie W. Johnson Service Center will host the Florida Department of Health Citrus Countys Medical/Dental Mobile Unit from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday monthly. Fees will be based on income. There is a minimum fee of $10 for medical services, and a $20 fee on minimum dental services. Photo identification is required. The mobile medical unit will provide: treatment of brief illness; treatment of long-term illnesses requiring ongoing care; laboratory services; school/sports/employment physicals; pregnancy testing; and STD/HIV tests. The mobile dental clinic will provide: limited exams; basic cleaning; simple extractions; simple fillings; and surgical extractions on a caseby-case basis. by Steve Saint in 2005. The movie adaptation was also released in 2005. When my dad was killed, I can still remember that sense of anguish, Saint said. My whole little-boy universe revolved around my dad. He was my hero. My whole world was shattered. That might have been the end of Saints story, but it turned out to be only the end of the first chapter. Two years following the mens brutal deaths, Saints aunt Rachel returned to Ecuador to live with the Waodani people, and two years after that, 9-yearold Steve also returned to live with Aunt Rachel and not only met the man who killed his father, Mincaye, but grew to love him. By that time, the Waodani people had accepted the missionaries and some began following Gods trail, as they described the Christian faith. He was 9 years old and didnt know how to do anything in the jungle. Even though Steve Saint was born and raised in Ecuador, he didnt know how to use a blowgun or a spear. He didnt know how to hunt or track. Mincaye took notice of this and went to Aunt Rachel, the sister of Nate Saint. Mincaye told her, How can he be this old and be this ignorant? Whos going to teach him how to live? Rachel turned the question back on Mincaye. You, having speared his father, who do you say should teach him? As Saint, now 63, explained, in their culture, if someone kills someone in your family, its not only your right, but your obligation to kill that person or that persons family. Before the missionaries came and the Waodani people began walking Gods trail, as they call it, they were one of the most primitive peoples on Earth. Mincaye didnt know if I would use the skills he taught me later to kill him, Saint said. After some thought, Mincaye agreed to take the young, fatherless boy under his wing and, in a sense, adopted him. That bond was tested when Steve took Mincayes spear to go hunting with some friends a capital offense. Only family can touch a mans spear. When Mincaye found out, he ignored it, which was a signal that all was forgiven. Steve lived with the Waodani people through his teen years, returning to the States for one year of high school in Florida and college at the University of South Florida and also Wheaton College. He met his wife, Ginny, in Ecuador when she was there on a tour and he was the tour guide. They now live in Dunnellon. As an adult, Steve Saint has been many things: a businessman, a pilot, an inventor, yet always a Christian missionary. He has spoken in churches and conferences all over the world, telling the story of his father and his friends who were martyred for their faith and then forgiving and growing to love the very people who killed them. In his office at his home, a blowgun and spear hang over one window. Part of a wing and the propeller from his dads plane hang on another wall, and the altimeter from the plane sits on a table, all reminders of the dad he has missed for the past 58 years. Yet also in his office are pictures of Mincaye, snapshots taken together from visits to Ecuador as well as from when Mincaye and his wife have come to the States to visit. They are family. Saint calls the man who killed his father Grandfather Mincaye, and he gets tears in his eyes when he talks about the love they have for one another. Thats the story people are most interested in. When I tell my story, people can identify with my loss, Saint said, but they cant seem to identify with how I and my family have experienced gain. ... That same yearning I felt for my father, I now feel for Grandfather Mincaye. Thats something that doesnt make sense unless you put God in the equation. Its something that doesnt happen in fiction. That can only happen in true life.Riverland News, Thursday, September 18, 2014 15 000JB8O Call Today To Make Your Reservations! 352-522-0309 *Complimentary 2014 Membership limited to first 50 new members who join on the day of the event only. MATTHEW BECK/For the Riverland NewsJaime Saint handles a blowgun used for hunting by indigenous people. A photo of his grandfather Nate Saint, left, is displayed in Dunnellon office of I-TEC. Nate Saint was one of five Christian missionaries killed in 1956 by Waodani warriors in Ecuador. Later, Nates son Steve was adopted by the very man who killed his father. SAINTcontinued from page 1 COMMUNITY BRIEFS


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