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Shell shocked Thursday, October 2, 2014Vol 32 No. 4775 cents WHATS HAPPENING County, city officials plan partnershipCity of Dunnellon Utilities and Marion County Utilities are coming together as part of a local effort to address water quality in the Rainbow Springs area. Starting this month, staff from both agencies will work together to conduct site visits and review their existing utility resources, future needs and opportunities for efficiencies in response to an ongoing state initiative to address total maximum daily load, or TMDL, for Rainbow Springs and the Rainbow River. The TMDL is the result of impairment due to high nitrogen levels. The initiative is known as the basin management action plan, or BMAP The BMAP is a stakeholder-driven effort that calls for local agencies' input as the state creates recommendations for future water protection activities for local water bodies. In Marion County, those resources are Rainbow Springs and Silver Springs. Utilities play a central role in the BMAP discussions because they manage water and nitrogen effluent. As participants in the BMAP process and stewards of our water resources, our utilities will continue to proactively look for ways to reduce nitrogen effluent and improve the water quality of our springs in coordination with our local and state partners, said Flip Mellinger, Marion County Utilities director. Dunnellon City Manager Eddie Esch added, This effort supports our ongoing initiatives to foster working relationships with other municipalities and agencies to continue moving our Dunnellon community forward. The results of the utilities review will be presented at both Dunnellon City Council and Marion County Commission meetings in the spring. Judge denies interveners motion Judge Steven Rogers wasted little time in denying the most recent filing by the interveners in the long-disputed settlement agreement between the city of Dunnellon and Conservation Land Group and the proposed development of Rainbow River Ranch. Rainbow River Conservation Inc. and Frederick S. Johnston, the interveners seeking to have the agreement between the city and Conversation Land Group thrown out, had sought to have the circuit court judge remove himself from ruling because he did not have legal authority to render a decision. Rogers wrote in his Sept. 9 ruling that the subject matter jurisdiction properly lies within his court. In its late-August court filing, RRC and Johnston, the interveners, contend Rogers lacks the jurisdiction to review and approve the settlement agreement for reasons set forth recently by the Second District Court of Appeal (Collier County vs. Hussey, Steven Rogers Rogers says he has authority to rule on settlement agreement Tropic Haze aims to brew up cool sounds Songs, much like the formation of bands, come together at the least suspecting times. Case in point Tropic Haze. Dunnellon resident Jerry Liverette had been in talks with Al King, a longtime friend and accomplished musician, about forming a three-piece blues and classic rock band. It just happened to be that King was also working with True Bly, a blues guitarist and singer with 20 years of experience under his belt. So after a few practice sessions, the threesome agreed their sound was worth giving it a shot and thus began the life of Tropic Haze, which recently played at Hot Summer Nights. When we got together, we all agreed, this sounds pretty darn good, said Liverette, who plays percussion for the group, including bongos that add a unique Latin flavor. Id say our sound is bluesy with a twist, because weve got bongos mixed in and that typically shouldnt happen, but we made it happen. Now, Tropic Haze hopes it creates a storm JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsTrue Bly, left, and Jerry Liverette, former twothirds of Tropic Haze. The three-piece Blues band will perform Oct. 10 at Jazz Up Dunnellon. Local band performing Oct. 11 at Jazz Up BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDeborah Lopez-Nieves was diagnosed with breast cancer in June. The 35-year-old single mother of two completed radiation treatments a month ago. Yet, shes come to understand, through her faith, that everything has a purpose in life. Im trying to find mine at this point, but I think breaking this silence, talking openly about my experience. Its a step for me, in my faith, in everything that Ive been through, she said. In late 2013, Deborah LopezNieves was lying in bed and she ran across her chest. Her heart skipped a beat as she felt the mass in her upper right breast, but she dismissed it. The then-34-year-old single mother of two felt she was too young to have to worry about breast cancer. But by January, her conscience weighed heavily on her mind. So in order to calm her nerves and put to rest any notion the lump was a serious problem, Lopez-Nieves sought out her doctor and scheduled a mammogram. Her test results came back negative. It was just a lump, Lopez-Nieves said she was told by medical personnel. Yet, Lopez-Nieves continued to monitor the lump in the following months. By May, she was still concerned the lump was more than just a lump. During a visit with her OB/GYN, she asked for a second mammogram as well as an ultrasound. It was the same thing, I had a mass, but it didnt look benign, said Lopez-Nieves, who had relocated to Dunnellon in 2005 from her native Puerto Rico. They didnt recommend a biopsy. By now though, even her OB/GYN, Dr. Oscar Osorio, was concerned about the growing mass slightly above her right breast. He spoke to me about it and I said, well you know, when I raise my hand up, I could feel like it was getting bigger, said Lopez-Nieves, who was scheduled to have a hysterectomy in the summer. I remember him telling me I didnt need (the lump) in my body, so it wouldnt hurt to have it removed. Dr. Osorio recommended a general surgeon, as the two agreed to temporarily postpone her hysterectomy. On June 5, Lopez-Nieves went in for surgery to remove the growing mass inside her. To alleviate any concerns about the mass, Lopez-Nieves said the general surgeon sent it in for a biopsy, just to be safe. After her surgery, which was on a Thursday, LopezNieves said her postoperative examination was scheduled for Monday, June 9. She arrived for the 8 oclock appointment by herself, as she scheduled the visit before her Woman, 35, recalls moment when told of diagnosis Group strives to assist women in need T he MichelleO-Gram is a local foundation organized in loving memory of Michelle Blauser Standridge, a hometown girl from Dunnellon, who lost her fight to breast cancer five years ago. This horrible disease took a young wife and mother of two, Angus and Flynt, too early. The Michelle-OGram foundation assists uninsured and underinsured women to have a mammogram, which will hopefully help prevent a loss like ours. Since Michelle -O-Gram was established four years ago, we have raised more than $165,000 and more than 600 women have had screening and diagnostic mammograms as well as breast ultrasounds. BRCA: Ten years ago when Becky Duley, Michelles cousin, was fighting her battle with ovarian cancer and was being treated at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa the doctors began to see a family pattern and wanted to test the cousins and siblings to see if they were carriers of the BRCA gene, which predisposes women to breast and ovarian cancer, and men to prostrate cancer. At that time, all the family was concerned that if it was positive, See SHOCKED page 11 See GROUP page 11 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News SHERRY ROBERTS For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TROPIC page 8 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See JUDGE page 3


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DBA to host ribbon cutting Oct. 8The Dunnellon Business Association will host its grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8. In addition to the ribbon-cutting, DBA will host an open house event throughout the day, allowing visitors to visit its new office location. The DBA office is in the Dunnellon Plaza, Unit G near Ye Olde Pizza Pub. Photography exhibit to open at libraryBeginning Saturday and continuing throughout October, the Dunnellon Public Library will feature fine art bird photographs of Virginia Saalmans, a writer and photographer. The exhibition is part of an Audubon program. All of the images will be available for sale with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Friends of the Dunnellon Library. Saalman, a two-time cancer survivor, has a number of published books, including two childrens books and a collection of short stories. For information, call 438-2520. Fero & Sons Insurance plans celebration Fero & Sons Insurance, in conjunction with its 60th anniversary, will host a community picnic from 4:30 p.m. to dusk Thursday, Oct. 9, at Ernie Mills Park. A deejay will start playing the favorite music of 60 years ago, winding up with current hits. Hot dogs and sodas will be offered while supplies last. A bounce house will entertain the kids. Presentations by local officials will be made beginning at 5 p.m., including a proclamation from the Dunnellon City Council presented by the Mayor of Dunnellon Nathan Whitt. filed June 27, 2014) as applied to the facts of the current case before Rogers. The documents, filed by Ralf Brookes, a Cape Coral-based attorney representing the interveners, cite the Second District Court of Appeals ruling involving Collier County v. Hussey. In that ruling, the court wrote, When the parties are unable to reach a settlement agreement, and after the ripeness prerequisite has been met, the property owner may file a claim for compensation in the circuit court. (Florida Statue 70.01(5)(b). At the point of the filing, the circuit court action for compensation, the second (FS) 70.001(4)(c) presuit settlement negotiations have concluded, and the issue remaining pertains to whether the property owner is entitled to compensation and, if so, how much. While the parties may well choose to enter the settlement agreement negotiations during the pendency of the compensation lawsuit, such negotiations do not take place pursuant to the section 70.001(4) presuit settlement procedures, including the procedure providing for contravention of statutes. In his filing, Brookes wrote the joint petitioners entered into the settlement agreement after the suit was filed in circuit court and after the specific settlement procedures and timeline established by the act. Therefore, he concluded, the court is without jurisdiction to review and approves this settlement agreement. In Rogers ruling defending his decision, he wrote, the court in Collier held a circuit court is without jurisdiction to review settlement agreements reached after a complaint has been filed. It appears that the court in Collier construed the term section as used in section 70.001(4)(d), Florida Statutes, extremely narrow and in a manner which equates section with each firsttier numerical subdivision of the statute. Because the provision for judicial review of settlement agreements is in the statutes numerical subdivision pertaining to pre-suit settlement, such review is only available during the pre-suit period. However, Rogers stated, such an interpretation is inconsistent with the plain language of the statute and the manner in which the term section is utilized elsewhere in the statute. Section 70.001(4), Florida Statutes, lists presuit settlement procedures, and provides that parties to a settlement agreement must apply to the circuit court for approval of the terms of the settlement whenever a governmental entity enters into a settlement agreement under this section, which would have the effect of contravening the application of a statute as it would otherwise apply to the subject real property. Further dissonance resulting from such a narrow application of section is evident when one considers, for example FS 700.001(8), Rogers wrote. That section provides, in its entirety, the section does not supplant methods agreed to by the parties and lawfully available for arbitration, mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution, and governmental entities are encouraged to utilize such methods to augment or facilitate the processes and actions contemplated by this section. If section in FS 70.001(8) is construed as narrowly as Collier construed section in FS 70.001(4), then section FS 70.001(8) is without any legal effect, Rogers stated. A statute should be interpreted to give effect to every clause in it, and to accord meaning and harmony to all of its parts and is not to be read in isolation, but in the context of the entire section, Rogers wrote, citing the Florida Department of Environmental Protection vs. ContractPoint Florida Parks LLC. The settlement agreement between the city and the Dodd-led Conservation Land Group, and the interveners objections made its way into Rogers courtroom this past January; however, in June, the judge in the case presented the parties involved in the case two options: an evidentiary hearing or the chance to file an amended motion. Conservation Land Groups legal representation chose to file an amended motion with additional information from the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), which along with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) signed off on the agreement, which the then-City Council approved in September 2012. Rogers has not given either party a timeframe as to when he plans to approve the agreement or grant the interveners their motion for an evidentiary hearing, which could take as many as three days to a week to conclude. Riverland News, Thursday, October 2, 2014 3 THANK YOU CITRUS/MARION COUNTIES CALL (352) 489-4844 Owner Does The WorkCongratulationsCLEANMASTER28 Years in Business000JF43 Pet Orders Gone! 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Friends of the Library have 12 framed prints of Audubon bird paintings to be raffled off along with many other avian related arts and crafts. The program is free and the public is welcome. For information, contact Weber at 352-249-6899 or email jweber12385@gmail.com. B e s t P r i c e s i n t h e A r e a 6 V 12 month warranty $ 4 3 8 6V $438 105 Mins -75 amps-Facts 8 V 12 month warranty $ 4 9 9 8V $499 B e s t P r i c e s i n t h e A r e a Best Prices in the Area SUNSHINE STATE GOLF CARTS G O L F C A R T B A T T E R I E S G O L F C A R T GOLF CART B A T T E R I E S BATTERIES 2484 W. Dunnellon Road (Hwy. 488) Dunnellon, FL (6/10 of a mile west of US 41) Loaded, call for items. 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I know we get aggravated when the kids wont put their cell phones down, but think about life before we had them. Text messaging is amazing and most of the time Id rather text than talk. You can get your point across, short and sweet in 20 seconds. I think its the best thing since sliced bread. OK, when did sliced bread become such a wonderful thing and why didnt we have it before? I know for a fact if cell phones had been around when my kids were growing up it would have saved me a lot of grief. I was a single mom working two jobs and trying to keep an eye on my daughters. Not easy back in the late 1980s. The only ways to communicate were landline or pay phone. My daughters were latchkey kids, whod leave from school, get dropped at the bus stop and then walk home. Once they were inside the house theyd call me. Until then, there was no way to communicate with them. Many nights theyd beg for no babysitter, so before I headed to my second job, I would take them out to the Little League field, where we knew just about everybody, and they could hang out. There were rules of course: Dont talk to strangers, always stay together and when I pick you up at 9 oclock, you best be sitting right where youre supposed to be. Dont make me come looking for you. That last one was said because I couldnt call them to meet me in the parking lot. Id get out of my car and walk to the field and believe me, they best be ready to go after a 14-hour workday. Years later, when my girls were grown, I discovered my two little monsters didnt always stay at the ball field. Sometimes theyd go to a friends house, but make it back by 9. Thank God, it was a much safer and smaller town back then and they could do things like that. I sure could have used one of those GPS trackers my son-inlaw has installed on my granddaughters phone. That way I wouldve known where they were and it wouldnt have been so easy to pull the wool over Moms eyes. Eventually AT&T did come out with a student calling card, which I purchased immediately. This card allowed them to call their 10 top phone numbers at no charge. Problem was they still had to locate a pay phone to make the calls. We were lucky they had a couple of them around town and schools. For Alicias 16th birthday, she took a trip to Miami with another friend driving. Now, before you think I was crazy for letting her go, let me once again stress that it was a different time and also explain it was a Democratic Convention and she was riding with Rep. Karen Thurmans daughter. I gave it a lot of thought before I said yes. Since there were no such things as car phones or cell phones, I made her promise to stop at every rest area and call me. She kept her promise and I heard from her at least once an hour, but I still did not let out a breath until she got home. Now dont get me wrong, I totally agree that most people, especially the younger generation, are on their phones way too much and its become a bad habit. But its sure a wonderful, amazing invention when you need it. Even in the journalism world, its been a timesaver. Writers used to have to dictate their deadline stories over a pay phone. Now they upload them right from their smartphones in about two seconds sliced bread indeed. Isnt it funny when watching movies from years ago the main character had to sit by the home phone and couldnt go anywhere or shed miss a call from her beau? Not to mention, once the call does come in shes restricted to how far she can go to get some privacy. Oh, but slamming down the phone, now that was fun. Yes, love them or hate them, you have to admit that cell phones are handy to have. Now if we could just figure out a way to make our teenagers put them down. But then how would they know what Susie was doing or what Becky said to Tommy. 4 Riverland News, Thursday, October 2, 2014 Mayor continues walking fine line on RRR issue Turning the other cheek T his column is a continuation of my adventures into the world of colonoscopy, with a side trip of endoscopy. If you make it through this first paragraph you will be OK. Having five brothers means my level for grossness is up there on the male scale. I never could have gotten my column finished on the day I took the lemon/ lime antifreeze concoction unless I wanted to type from the toilet. I wont gross you out with the prep details. Lets just say the you-knowwhat hit the fan, or I was caught up in a you-know whatstorm. Better yet, I spent the day on the you-know-what can. I could go on, but thats enough of that crap. Please excuse my potty mouth, all puns are intended. The staff where I had my procedure done was very pleasant. The women in the reception area were quick to sign me in. Of course, I had to sign my life away. Health care has become an abundance of paperwork. I thought we would have been a paperless society by now. Isnt that what the future was supposed to look like? Computers make us do twice the work. No wonder there are no flying cars. All the paperwork is weighing them down. Trying to put you at ease, they tell you the hard part is over. Drinking that lemon/lime drink was like swallowing a thick mouthful of Long Island Sound. It took me all day to finish it. My sister said, When you feel like death is at your door, you know you are finished. She wasnt lying, but the staff was. I had stomach cramps for several days after the procedure. The two attending nurses, Jamie and Heather, were real dolls. They were respectful of my dignity, which is hard to have when you are wearing a gown that purposely puts your naked butt on display. The room was very chilly, so they made sure I had nice warm blankets on me. The only uncomfortable part is when I had to tell my height and weight in front of everyone the curtains dividing me and my fellow patients were not soundproof. I knew this from the sound of the man snoring three cubby holes down. I would rather they see my naked butt than tell them my weight. Talk about fat shaming! The men on staff were, how should I put this, well, they were cold fish. Since it was so darn cold in there, I would have to say they were frozen fish. I dont think it was a man thing, but more of a power thing. The guy who prepped me for the endoscopy was very polite. He looked me in the when he spoke to me. He said please and thank you. Nice polite manners. The doctor and the anesthesiologist did not acknowledge me. I guess when you see one arse after another they all look the same. What they failed to see is that arses comes with a 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 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR TIME TO SMILE T heres been a lot of discussion regarding the longrunning legal wrangling and the future of Rainbow River Ranch, a longtime proposed high-end development on the east side of the Rainbow River. Most of that discussion has come at City Hall. More specifically, it has been during Council meetings and most of the talks have involved Mayor Nathan Whitt, a member of Rainbow River Conservation, the main interveners in the settlement agreement between the city of Dunnellon and Conservation Land Group LLC, led by Gerry Dodd. Recently, the Council approved removing Marsha Segal-George, the former assistant city attorney from having further involvement in the case, which depending on your viewpoint, appears to be nearing an end. Again, that viewpoint is eschewed as Burt Eno, the president of RRC, has made it known the interveners will not abandon their legal challenge. Did we mention the first-term mayor, who is also a sitting board member of RRC, voted to remove Segal-George as the citys acting attorney in this years-long legal saga? The mayor has been very outspoken regarding SegalGeorges involvement, the costs associated with the legal battle. Heck, Whitt even offered to pick up all of the legal documents for the city if it was needed. Whoa! Now, we realize how Whitt feels about opinions. He also believes his association with RRC is imperative because of his standpoint about conservation and protecting the river, and were not arguing that. He should be involved with protecting the river. After all, he does own and operate an ecotourism business within the city. The first question that comes to mind is why is Whitt even being allowed to vote about issues regarding the Rainbow River Ranch settlement issue considering his ties to RRC, the main intervener? The issue here is the perception, and the perception is a conflict of interest exists. Additionally, the mayors colleagues have remained silent when he speaks about the case. The city attorney has not responded to multiple emails regarding if she will share information with Whitt about how the legal team for Conservation Land Group and the city plan to fend off the interveners. We believe its of the utmost importance Whitt distance himself in the Rainbow River Ranch settlement agreement. He should not be discussing it, nor should he be voting on matters of the case. Simply put, he needs to recuse himself. Councilman-elect appreciates input As many of you know, I was unopposed for a seat on the Dunnellon City Council. Preparing to serve our citizens in the time between now and then is my goal. These past several days I have sought the opinions and concerns of our businesses. Their views are varied and provided much assistance in my effort to gain a good feel of the life blood of our community. At the top of the list for many was their concern that their government, whether local or otherwise, understands the burdens that are being placed upon their shoulders. Their profit margins are continuing to be decreased or, in some cases, erased by regulations, tax increases and utilities rate hikes. They are also concerned that the increase in local taxes and water and sewer rates will damage an already burdened community, resulting in decreased purchasing power of their fellow citizens. They have made it crystal clear they want an efficient local government that lives within its means. As the weeks go by, I intend to reach out to all of our community. There is much for me to learn and I need your continued assistance. To those of you who have already called or emailed, I want to express my gratitude for sharing your ideas and concerns. I encourage you to keep them coming. I can be contacted at 352-547-4882 or email at WLG1950@yahoo. com. Walter Green,Councilman-elect In gratitude for the burnt toast theoryThank you, Dwight Porter for your very timely article about the burnt toast theory, and your enlightenment about some of the historical events during World War II. His words reminding the citizens of their duties to show their appreciation to the World War II veterans for their sacrifices during that conflict are deeply appreciated. Having been a World War II Navy SeaBee for 30 1/2 months of continuous duty in the South Pacific campaign during the height of military action sloshing around the tropical jungles has given me a deep appreciation of the meaning of the burnt toast theory. It is very closely related to Murphys Law and as near as I can recall was discovered in those jungles in the South Pacific. Part of my tour of duty encompassed very trying times on Guadalcanal trying to keep the fighter strip open on Henderson Field and the burnt toast theory was proven accurate during those days. As the front moved Kathleen Wallace Best thing since sliced bread THE JERSEY GIRL Audrey Beem See SMILE page 9 R IVER VIEWS See LETTERS page 9


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. 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 American Legion Post 58 color guard will open the program and guest performers, The Shade Tree Pickers. 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.Riverland News, Thursday, October 2, 2014 5 Attend the worship service of your choice... 000IK6K 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 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 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 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 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 000JFAZ Has your address changed? Does your voter registration reflect your current residential address and mailing address? Has your party changed? Does your voter registration reflect your current political party? Has your name changed? Does your voter registration reflect your current name? Has your signature changed? Is your signature up to date? Voter Registration Deadline Extended Office Hours: Monday, October 6th, 2014 8:30 AM 6:00 PM General Election November 4th, 2014 To update your voter registration, please contact the Election Center at: Election Center 981 NE 16th ST Ocala, FL 34470 M PO Box 289 Ocala, FL 34478-0289 P 352-620-3290 F 352-620-3286 W www.VoteMarion.com 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 & 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 000JCG6 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 E p i s c o p a l Episcopal C h u r c h Church o f t h e A d v e n t 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 000JEDJ Eleanor Rex celebrates 90th birthday Friends and family gathered Sept. 7 at TimberRidge to celebrate Eleanor Rexs 90th birthday. The longtime Dunnellon resident has been active in many Dunnellon organizations throughout the years, particularly Main Street, Friends of the Library, the Historic Village Shoppes and the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop. Rex was a resident in the Dunnellon Mobile Home Village before moving into assisted living at TimberRidge in Ocala. Blessing of the Animals SundayFather J. James Gerhart will conduct the sixth annual Blessing of the Animals at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Holy Faith Episcopal Church Pet Memory Garden, Blue Cove, Dunnellon. All 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 S.R. 200. Romeo Baptist hosts Bible studyRomeo Baptist Church will host a Fall Bible study at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 to 14. The topic will be about Character Studies in the Old Testament and is open to all family members. Romeo Baptist is north of Dunnellon 8.5 miles, off U.S. 41, on Southwest 5th Place. 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. 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. 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 to host Saturday SupperThe Third Saturday Supper will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Community Congregational Christian Church at 9220 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs in the Dewain Farris Fellowship Hall. Adult tickets are $10 and children are $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Takeout is available. For information, call 489-1260. Baptist church plans Fall Festival Nov. 8First Baptist Church of Dunnellon will have a Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Table space is available to vendors for a donation of $20 each. There will be pie judging contests, pie eating contest, live music and food. Entry fee is $3 or a household item (one per adult) such as canned good, toothpaste, dish sop, school supplies, etc. For information, call Donna Mast at 352-229-0229. 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.For information, call 489-5954. Church hosts bingo weeklySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church hosts bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Prizes up to $250. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. CHURCH EVENTS Church announces fall concert series 000JEEI


R IVERLAND SPORTS/ EDUCATION 6 Riverland News, Thursday, October 2, 2014 DHS boys swim team records first win; girls narrowly lose The Dunnellon High swimming teams came out roaring last Thursday against North Marion, with the boys squad knocking off the Colts, 60-54. First-year swimmer Ryan Rowles proved to have the higher horse-power, placing first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 29.62. Thomas Reilly notched first place in the boys 200-yard individual medley and the 500 freestyle with times of 2:29:34 and 6:00:58, respectively. With a time of 2:30:53, Marc Navetta glided his way into first place in the 200-yard freestyle. The boys relay team won first place in both the 200yard medley and 200-yard freestyle. In yet another close call, the girls lost to North Marion, 64-62. Lapping the competition, Jamie Haught placed first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:02:97. Haught also earned first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:22:28. Savannah Thompson dominated her opponents, swimming a 29:69 in the 50-yard freestyle, and 1:16:57 in the 100-yard freestyle. The girls relay took first place in the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle. On Sept. 18, the swim teams competed against St. Johns at the CF Aquatic center. Marc Navetta earned Dunnellon first place in the 200 freestyle, with a time of 2:24:07. Navetta also placed first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:02:38. Thomas Reilly recorded a first place finish in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:26:10. Reilly continued his standout performance, placing first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 6:04:84. The relay team earned first place in both the 200 freestyle and 200 medley. Overall, the boys lost, 59-32. With a 10point difference, 62-52, the girls swim team dropped another close decision. Jamie Haught placed first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 6:06:28. The girls relay team came in first in the 400 free relay with a time of with a 5:13:75. Dunnellon will compete in a conference meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Orlando YMCA. Swimmers to compete in conference meet Saturday Thomas Reilly Savannah Thompson JESSIE FRANKLIN For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News ABOVE: Tom Golden, the Dunnellon High football team chaplain and pastor at First Assembly of God Church in Dunnellon, lets out a sigh of relief Friday night at Crystal River as players celebrate Zach Wests 21-yard field goal with 15 seconds remaining in the Tigers 20-18 win over the Pirates. BELOW: Matthew Tootie Livermore races down the sideline after intercpeting his third pass against Crystal River. DWIGHT PORTER/For the Riverland News DHS slips past Pirates, 20-18 CRYSTAL RIVER When Eddie Bennis recovered a fumbled Dunnellon snap and ran 78 yards to the end zone to give his Crystal River football team an 18-17 edge with 4:13 remaining in the game, the Pirates looked poised to snap their 12-game losing streak to Dunnellon. But the Tiger offense, which had been held scoreless for the entire second half, wasnt quite finished. Moments after DHS quarterback Kobie Jones converted a thirdand-10 with a backbreaking 36-yard keeper, sophomore Zachary West drilled a 21-yard field goal from the right hash with 15 seconds to play to secure a 20-18 Tiger victory at Earl Bramlett Stadium. The Tigers improve to 2-0 in District 5A-5, and 4-1 overall. CRHS falls to 1-3 overall, and 0-1 in 5A-5. It was the second game in a row where missed PATs proved the difference in the score for the Pirates. It also marked the second consecutive game they committed at least four turnovers. DHS junior Matthew Tootie Livermore intercepted three Collin Ryan passes one on the first play of the game and hauled in a 24yard Jones pass for a touchdown on the final play of the opening quarter. He also caught a 35yard pass from Jones late in the third quarter. It was Ryans first game back since injuring his collarbone in the first half of the opener at Brooksville Nature Coast. He finished the night 6 for 20 for 88 yards with four interceptions. Jones finished 6 for 12 for 138 yards and no interceptions, and led all rushers with 97 yards on 10 carries. The junior also picked off a Ryan pass at the Tigers 6yard-line with 15 seconds to go in the first half. All I saw was open grass, Jones said of his 36-yard scramble. I got what I could get to get a first down and keep the drive alive. Despite tossing three Tigers hope to shake Rattlers Call em the cardiac kids if you want, because it might just fit the Dunnellon High School football team, as the Tigers have definitely tested their fans blood pressure in three of the past four weeks. But this past Friday might have provided the biggest boost and test so far in the 2014 campaign for Dunnellon, winners of four straight since dropping its seasonopener, 17-6, to West Port. With a thrilling last seconds victory against Crystal River on the road, the Tigers now set their sights on Belleview. Much like the Pirates, first-year coach Price Harris knows the Rattlers 1-3 record is deceiving. They run the football and theyre good at running the football, said Harris, whose team aims to improve its District 5A-5 record to 3-0 with three district games remaining. Theyve got three guys who can really run the ball. Johnny Taylor is pretty special; Erik Pitts who is really special; and Edward Motley is really good. Pitts is what makes the Rattlers offense tick, having accumulated 663 yards of total offense. The senior signal-caller is in his fourth season as a starter, having seen Belleviews share of ups and downs this past season. This year was supposed to be an up for a team laden with plenty of talent and offensive weapons, but has yet to produce. And with the Tigers homecoming festivities scheduled this week, Harris is fully aware the Rattlers would like to not only spoil homecoming but put a damper in Dunnellons bid for one of two playoff spots. The Tigers are tied Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal Parents encouraged to review interim reports with students I nterim reports were sent home Friday with students. Parents, we ask that you review this important mid-quarter snapshot on how your child is doing. We strongly urge you to set up a parent/teacher conference to discuss how your child is doing in class and how, together, we can continue to make your child successful. Parent Portal is another tool offered at all Marion County schools for parents to keep up with the progress of their child in real time. If you have not signed up for Parent Portal, visit our DMS Guidance Office and register today. Free tutoring will begin the first week of October. It will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tutoring will not be offered on early release days and on non-school days. Tutoring will be in the Media Center with highly qualified instructors. Parent permission forms are available at the front desk if you would like your student to attend tutoring. Please fill out a parent permission form and return it to the front desk. Transportation must be arranged prior to students staying for after-school tutoring. Due to tight budget constraints, we must insist parents arrive promptly PRINCIPALS OFFICE SEAN ARNOLD For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SHAKE page 14 See SLIPS page 7 See INTERIM page 7


first-half picks and coughing the ball up on a fumbled snap at the DHS 10-yard-line with 2:43 left in the second quarter, the Pirates trailed just 17-12 at the half. Behind stout linebacker play from sophomore Tyler Pollard and senior Jacob LaFleur, the Pirate defense prevented the Tigers from milking the game away on the ground in the second half. (Crystal Rivers) linebackers did a tremendous job, DHS head coach Price Harris said. We had a lot of blown assignments. We werent blocking the right people. (CRHS) got great football players, he added. Those kids were ready to play. They were probably more physical than us tonight. Somehow or another we snuck it out. Dunnellon was forced to punt on all three of its possessions in the third quarter, and then West missed to the left on a 37-yarder early in the fourth, after a pair of holding calls had the Tigers going backward. Livermore intercepted his third pass on the ensuing Tiger drive, but Dunnellon gave it right back when a LaFleur hit jarred loose the ball from a Tiger receiver, allowing CRHS junior Reese Bresson to recover. But then the Pirates came up 1inch short on a fourth-and-1 at their own 14, putting DHS in position to close out the game, until Bennis scoop-and-score. DHS first got on the board midway through the first quarter on a 2-yard Josh Williams rush, which culminated an 81-yard drive. Jones found senior Kane Parks, who shook a defender along the sideline, for a 50-yard gain on the drive. Ryan answered by connecting with Keshon Hopkins for a 48yard pass to set up a 20-yard Pollard touchdown run. Senior Kyle Kidd, a soccer goalie and alleverything golfer who recently joined the team as a non-contact participant, narrowly missed the extra point, leaving CRHS to trail 7-6. Antonio Franklin later cut Dunnellons lead to 14-12, but the two-point pass went incomplete. A two-point pass attempt following Bennis score also fell incomplete. CRHS was flagged for a delay of game before the latter attempt. West nailed a 38-yard field goal midway through the second quarter to push his teams lead to 17-12. at 4:45 p.m. to pick up students. Parents we are once again reaching out to you to assist us in the delivery of the ongoing message about the importance of attendance. This can be a great Be There opportunity for you and your child to discuss as you develop an understanding within your child that attendance matters for performing well in school and how good attendance will be a huge benefit to them in their future. Good attendance is a habit we, as parents and educators, need to demonstrate. Dont miss this opportunity to give our children a lifelong habit that will reward them throughout their lives. Band members have the opportunity to purchase T-shirts through Oct. 10 from Mr.Soldano for $5. On Friday, Oct. 17, the band will perform at the Dunnellon High School football game. On Oct. 23, the Advanced Band will perform at Romeo Elementary for Romeo Round-Up and on Oct. 24, the eighth-grade band members will go to West Port High School for another football game performance. Mr.Soldano is doing a great job keeping our band members in tune. DMS student producers have seven videos that landed in the top three in the FAME/Jim Harbin Student Media Festival. To advance to the state level, the videos had to win their category last spring at the Marion County Student Media Festival and in regional competition. Award placement will be announced Friday, Oct. 10, at the FAME convention in Orlando. The winning video projects are Dancing with the Stars, animation; The Phonebook, comedy; The Allison, documentary; The Road Not Taken, drama; Historic Americans, news feature reporting; Morning Madness Literacy Week, news show; and Girl in the Corner, public service video. Dean Rose Thomas would like to acknowledge the tremendous response weve had for the Washington, D.C., trip. This is a very exciting and educational opportunity for our young ones to visit the nations capital. Final payment is due Oct. 31. The motorcoach will roll out Tuesday, Dec. 2, and return Saturday, Dec. 5. We have a very full itinerary planned for our eighth-graders and chaperones, ensuring the best experience possible. Share TableThe share table is alive and well at DMS. Parents we appreciate your Being There and spreading the message to our children to place unopened and untouched food items onto the share tables. Thank you for sharing this message of kindness and sharing. Box topsThank you for your continued support with Box Tops for Education. Each year, we receive a specific goal to reach. This year, the goal has been set at $500. We continue to request to parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends, to drop off your Box Tops for Education to Dunnellon Middle School at the front desk of Building No. 1 or discipline/attendance office of Building No. 10. Schedule of Events 3:40 to 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, and Thursday, Oct. 9 Cross Country team practice. 3:45 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays Boys volleyball practice. 3:45 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays Girls volleyball practice. 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 Boys volleyball vs. Horizon Middle School at home; girls game against Horizon Middle will follow the boys contest. 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. Tuesdays Academic Brain Bowl practice with Mr. Williams, in Building No. 2, Room No. 19. Riverland News, Thursday, October 2, 2014 7 www.rainbowsendgolfclub.com Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd. 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Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 000JF3O 000JEDD Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News ABOVE: The Dunnellon High School Senior Homecoming Court, front row from left, are, Sydney Cohen, Angela Garcia, Savannah Helton, Sierra Oliver and Kia Robinson; back row, Stacin Bishop, David Lenkowski, Kane Parks, Jesse Roberts and Anthony Vazquez. The queen and king will be crowned at halftime of the Tigers football game against Belleview at Ned Love Field. BOTTOM LEFT: The junior class prince and princess are Joey Polizzi and Cynthia Boley. BOTTOM MIDDLE: The sophomore class prince and princess are Hunter Kephart and Hannah Warren. BOTTOM RIGHT: The freshmen class prince and princess are Matthew Webb and Bailie Kephart. DHS celebrates homecoming week with parade, game Come cheer on at 5 p.m. today as Dunnellon High School hosts its first homecoming parade since 2009. The school has partnered with the community, and various schools to create a parade you will regret missing. Floats will include representation from Dunnellon High, Dunnellon Middle School and Dunnellon and Romeo elementary schools. View contestants competing for the honor of DHS homecoming queen and king, class princes and princesses and the Tigers football and cheerleading teams. Dunnellon High will have clubs such as FFA, PGA, art club, literary club, Spanish club, Junior Air Force ROTC and journalism riding on floats, and walking along with club sweethearts. Enjoy Dunnellon Highs band and color guard, and Dunnellons very own Queen of the Rainbow as well as the Dunnellon fire and police departments, Little Miss and Mr. Dunnellonand Pop Warner. Floats will line up at 3:45 on the driveway to Ned Love Stadium. The road to the football field will be closed at 5. Be sure to get there early and get a seat. Traffic coming in after 5 oclock will be diverted to the horseshoe loop where they can still view the parade. After the parade, the Dunnellon High girls go head-to-head in the annual Powder Puff games. Tickets are $5 per person. JESSIE FRANKLIN For the Riverland News SLIPS continued from page 6 INTERIM continued from page 6


with its tunes at the 16th annual Jazz Up Dunnellon. The longtime music festival will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, along both East and West Pennsylvania Avenues, which includes the Downtown Historic District. We all get along well and its good to see something come from the effort, Liverette said. The sound we get from three people, its really good, it really is difficult to explain our sound because we believe its unique. This isnt the first time the trio has played in Jazz Up, each having his own individual experience with other bands, but its their first performance together at the event. Its exciting to be a part of Jazz Up, because it is so well attended, Liverette said. I think the public likes it more than some of the other music events in the area. Its probably one of the best events in the area as far as small venues go. Dunnellon has it together as far as music and Jazz Up. Liverette also offered praise for this years event chairman, Randy Smith. Randy is on top of it, Livertte added. Hell do a good job of placing the bands in the right area to increase their exposure. W ow. Get Ready, Jazz Up Dunnellon is just around the corner. Theres only one week before the opportunity to stroll the streets of Dunnellon and listen to the best of the best music around. Jazz Up is a free event, so come and enjoy a night of fun, food and drink. There will be four beer gardens and 14 bands. Look for loads of bling and things that sparkle in the night at the Chamber building and corner of Walnut and Cedar, and air brush tattoos on Pennsylvania Avenue. Food vendors will serve everything from funnel cakes, ribs, chicken, hot dogs and more. Theres sure to be something for everybody. Mark your calendars. Dont miss this free funfilled community event. Stop at the Chamber building for a map with band locations. Visit www.dunnellon chamber.com to see a list of the bands and slide show. This awesome event couldnt happen without the help and support of our fantastic sponsors and volunteers. We appreciate all the support to help make this the best music event around. The next breakfast mixer will be at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct 9, at Bentleys Restaurant. Bobby James, Marion County School Board candidate and incumbent, will be the guest speaker. He will provide information about whats going on within our Marion County Schools and answer any questions. Bentleys provides a breakfast buffet with everything from biscuits and gravy, eggs, bacon, quiches, pancakes and more. Cost is $8 per person for both Chamber members and nonmembers. It includes your choice of drink, tax and tip. This is a great time to network and meet new people. If you are interested in attending or want information, call the chamber at 489-2320. 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To submit news, email Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@riverlandnews.com. Photos must be high-resolution images. Print photos can be scanned at our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave. School Board incumbent to speak at breakfast CHAMBER CHAT Viola Soffe TROPIC continued from page 1 000JEEQ


Trail of Treaters scheudled Oct. 31The Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce is in the planning stages for its annual Trail of Treaters, which will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. The event is designed to provide a fun, safe, trick or treating environment for children. We ask that you please drive carefully and slowly during this time. The starting point will be the Chamber of Commerce where a map, treat bag and a list of participating businesses can be picked up. Businesses interested in participating should email dunnellon chambercommerce@ gmail.com or call the chamber at 489-2320. Knights to host Veterans Day eventThe Knights of Columbus will host a Veterans Day Dinner Dance at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Parish Hall at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Tickets are $15 per person and include dinner and dancing to the music of The Country Sunshine Band. Join us as we honor the men and women who have served our country in both war and peace. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner served at 6:30. The evening will feature a cash bar, 50/50 drawing, door prizes and wine basket raffles. For information or tickets, call 489-6221. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is at 7525 U.S. 41. AARP Driver Safety Classes slated An AARP Driver Safety Program for those 50 and older which, with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $20 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $15. Bring your AARP card with you. This course will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 at the sheriffs office substation on U.S. 41. For information or to register, call 465-6359. face, a brain and a soul attached. Instead of grabbing my arm and shoving the happy juice into me, the anesthesiologist could have explained what he was doing. He asked me the same question twice. Now not listening is a man thing. I felt invisible, which one would imagine would be a nice way to feel when a stranger is sticking a tube up your backside. I would not have minded feeling invisible if it was my choice. The last words I heard were about some resort in The Hamptons that only doctors could afford. The next minute I was being treated like an embarrassing one night stand: get up, get your clothes on and get out of here. (Not that I would personally know about one night stands!) The doctor mumbled something about a polyp and waiting two weeks for the biopsy results. Why do they scare the crap out of you and then tell you to have a nice day? There was also a lot of barking spiders going on, too, if you get my drift. Whatever you do, do not pull anyones finger after a colonoscopy. They fill you with air to expand your colon. All the air has to come out. Its no wonder they rush you out the door. Look at it this way: it all comes out in the end. Sorry, I couldnt resist that one. northward, we finally ended up participating in the invasion of Peleliu, which proved to be one of the bloodiest campaigns of the South Pacific. The Marines suffered huge losses during the lengthy battle. The burnt toast theory was thoroughly tested and proven again during that campaign and after a wet night in your foxhole you really felt like sleeping in that day. During the early morning hours of an unforgettable day, the enemy gained access to a huge Marine ammo dump and caused an eruption that could have aroused those sleeping in Los Angeles, and this was within 1/4mile of our camp. Peleliu proved the burnt toast theory many times and caused several new bad words to be manufactured by the troops in the trenches. Sometime, I might divulge my experience with a Fijian cannibal, who, again, proved the accuracy of the burnt toast theory. Perhaps looking back during more peaceful times the theory of the burnt toast was modified slightly by Johnny, who was 6 years old at the time and had never spoken a word until this one morning he got up had breakfast and informed his Mother that the toast was burnt. This caused quite a bit of excitement within the family who asked Johnny why he had waited so long to speak to them. His reply, well, Ma, up to then the toast had been OK. Elvere Tommy Thompson, World II veteran, Dunnellon Ignoring past mistakes leads to new mistakesThe Dunnellon City Council has confirmed its intention to spend another $100,000 to appeal Judge Steven Rogers decision that the 25 percent surcharge is inequitable. According to the mayor, the city was forced into the appeal by those nasty people in Rainbow Springs because they have filed a claim against the city for reimbursement of legal fees and triple damages, as allowed by law, for the excess fees paid since the surcharge was implemented. When City Manager Eddie Esch commented that the city just couldnt accept such a claim Mayor Whitt responded, damn right, were going to appeal. It looks like the Council has come to the conclusion that it is better to spend another $100,000 in legal fees and continue to alienate residents of Rainbow Spring as opposed to accepting responsibility for their errors. Remember, the customers in Rainbow Springs are the ones at fault. If we had just accepted the citys offer to stop the lawsuit if they eliminated the surcharge everything would be fine. This mayor, and the rest of the Council and city staff, seem to operate on the principle that they can continue to make mistake after mistake without having to accept the consequences. Just look at their track record. They defaulted on bank loans and blamed the bank for loaning them the money in the first place. They turned the Greenlight assets over to Florida Cable without confirming that the payment was in fact put into an escrow account and then blamed Florida Cable for the whole mess. They have stopped paying on their contract with American Leasing for Greenlight equipment. They are not paying the bills for the city telephone system being leased from Florida Cable. They used CRA money to fund Greenlight. They used water system bond money to fund Greenlight. They borrowed money from the water/sewer enterprise funds to pay for Greenlight and have formally stated their intention to not pay it back. Does anyone see a trend here? City management has consistently made huge mistakes and refused to accept responsibility. The mayors standard response is to look forward and not backward. Lets just forget about all the terrible decisions weve made in the past and start making some new bad decisions for the future. After all, we arent really being held accountable for any of our actions. And there are current bad decisions being made, just look at the recently approved budget. Look at the budget for Dunnellons version of a Community Redevelopment Agency. Total expenses for FY15 are budgeted at $138,963. Of that amount only $21,123 goes to actual projects (repairing sidewalks, a so-called Business Incentive Program and Historic Board Redevelopment). Where does the rest go? Surprise, 62 percent of the remaining expenses go to salaries for city staff that have nothing to do with community redevelopment. I enjoyed the city managers response to questions about these salaries. He said that just because they are in the budget doesnt mean they will be spent. These are salaries. If they arent spent from the CRA budget they will be spent from another budget area, probably water and sewer. 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Riverland News, Thursday, October 2, 2014 11 workday would begin. The nurse came in and asked why I was by myself and I told her I was going to work after the appointment, Lopez-Nieves explained. I knew everything is going to be all right. They came in to check the incision and see how it was healing. Thats when the doctor asked Lopez-Nieves to have a seat, he needed to have a discussion with her. Nothing shed been through in life could have prepared her for what she was about to hear next. The doctor told me I have breast cancer, she said. I believe I was in shock. I couldnt think anymore, I just separated myself from the conversation. I couldnt believe what he was telling me. I was in shock. When he started talking about have a second surgery, treatment, he saw me very overwhelmed at that point. Her hysterectomy was indefinitely postponed, LopezNieves said. They were going to need me to be strong enough for treatment after the second surgery, she said, explaining doctors removed six lymph nodes all of which tested negative, meaning the cancer hadnt spread throughout her body at this point. After my breast was healed, they sent me to radiation oncology. Norman Anderson and his staff is great. I love them all. I love all my doctors. With her diagnosis still fresh and radiation treatments pending, life for LopezNieves and her daughters, 11 and 6, was about to go into a tailspin. In between her first surgery and her second procedure, Lopez-Nieves lost her job at Southeastern Integrated Medical (SIMED), having been employed with the Ocala-based company, LopezNieves hadnt accrued enough vacation or sick time. By the end of July, Lopez-Nieves lost her apartment in Ocala. Thankfully, Lopez-Nieves, her mother, Diana, and her stepfather, Santiago, rose to the occasion, welcoming both her and her daughters into their Dunnellon-area home. (My mom) picked me up literally, Lopez-Nieves said. I feel very, very blessed. But it hasnt been an easy period, thats for sure, LopezNieves said. I dont have a lot of family, but what family I do have and my closest friends have been a very good support group for me, but I still battle with a little depression, she said, explaining her final radiation treatment occurred Sept. 3, two days before her 35th birthday. I was very happy that I accomplished that when my job and home were, for me, lost. As a person, I was a single mom trying to survive and understand why these happened to me, but I learned cancer doesnt have an age, ethnicity. I understand its not my fault now. I believe things happen for a reason. Lopez-Nieves daughters often came with her to radiation treatments and the pair often pushed and encouraged her to fight through the tough times. I looked to their strength to get me strong, she said. I didnt want to go back, and they always said,Mommy you need to get better; we love you, we want to keep you close. Lopez-Nieves took that to heart. It is one opportunity to show my girls that everything is possible, when everything seems dark, she said. Theres always a light. We need to be always strong and have faith in what we want in life, even if that means fighting for your life. I showed them that I really want to live for them. They are everything I have. Throughout her treatments and follow-up examinations, Lopez-Nieves learned there was a genetic test available. Although her insurance denied payment, she believed it was critical to have. First, shes the lone person in her family ever diagnosed with breast cancer. Second, she understands theres a chance the cancer could always return. Third, and more important, Lopez-Nieves sought an answer to a lingering question in the back of her mind: will her daughters have to go through the same battle later in life. When Lopez-Nieves explained her plight to one of the nurses, she said the nurse told her shed see if there was an agency or nonprofit organization that could help her with the costs of the test. Less than a few hours later, LopezNieves said the nurse put her in touch with the Michelle-OGram Foundation. I was very blessed to know that these people, who dont even know me, do what they can to help others, LopezNieves said. They are so important, so very important for what they do for women. For me to know how I can be more aware of whats going on inside of my body, I cannot even describe what it means that they were able to help me out. I feel very blessed, and I hope I can tell them how thankful I am to them for what they do. It means a lot to me and my family, that they all do this. Its just priceless. I can speak up and say how grateful I am to all of those people who help with this foundation; to the people who donate to this foundation, because its truly a blessing for people in my position. Lopez-Nieves dreams to have her life back, but more important to make an impact on other women. I was very independent, I was a hard-working person, she said. But I want to help people now more than ever. I feel a need to help people who I dont even know. I believe my situation, out of 100 people, at least one person can relate to my life or my situation and know that things can be OK. Im still working on it, but I look forward to my new beginning. I hope I encourage every woman, young and older. Its your body and you are entitled to know whats going on in your body. You can have an opportunity, before its too late. I really do tell everybody, always check yourself. They probably think I am weird, but its just so important. Lopez-Nieves now understands if she hadnt found that spot in late 2013, or had ignored it for long, shed have the cancer today, increasing the chances of it spreading throughout her body. I wouldnt have known for a year after, she said. I really believe God moved hearts, and does things in his own way. Im very faithful, even in my dark days. I feel like he gave me one more chance to be alive and help others, and be healthy and not be nave.Im honored to have this opportunity to talk about my situation, my cancer. Now Lopez-Nieves is working on finding a new normal. I had cancer and I need to work on it, she said. It does take a toll on who you are, its scary. Im not going to deny that. It makes you humble, because you find out you really dont have control of anything. As individuals, we think nothing can happen to us. Anything can happen to any of us, to our children or our parents. It is one of the hardest things Ive come across in my life. Her battle, her setbacks and moving forward are a part of Gods plan. God has my back, thats for sure, said Lopez-Nieves, whos been regularly attending services at Riverland Baptist Church. I really like it there; it makes me feel so welcome. When I go to church, it feels very cozy, homey. It makes me feel hopeful. Going to the doctors, the appointments, the examinations, Lopez-Nieves said she put a mental block on it all. I used to pretend I never went there, it was a weird sensation, she explained. I was in denial. I cried every single time I stepped into the room for radiation. I cried, because I couldnt believe it. I just couldnt believe it. I kept thinking, I am so young and this happened to me. Yet, shes come to understand, through her faith, that everything has a purpose in life. Im trying to find mine at this point, but I think breaking this silence, talking openly about my experience. Its a step for me, in my faith, in everything that Ive been through, she said. Lopez-Nieves next step will come at her six-month examination, where she hopes to BREAST CANCER AWARENESS | CALENDAROctober: A Month to Remember The color has become the heroic hue catalyzing the worldwide effort to raise funds, awareness and support for battling breast cancer and its debilitating effects. Twenty-five years and running, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is an effort that has accomplished much but still has aggressive objectives in the fight against cancer. COLLABORATIVE EFFORT NBCAM is a multi-faceted partnership between national public service organizations, medical associations and government agencies working toward a common objective: to promote breast cancer awareness, share disease-related information and provide greater access to services. Founded in 1985, the initiative has also aimed to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in fight against breast cancer. Check NBCAM.org for a list of participating organizations and also to find a low-cost screening location near you. PLAN YOUR OWN EVENT Do you have an idea for a local event that could help raise breast cancer awareness? You may find that planning it for October may garner large-scale support, as the national spotlight is centered on the disease. Just be sure to properly plan, promote and execute the event for the greatest possible impact. Local newspapers, radio and television news crews are likely suitors to provide positive coverage for your event. Utilize tools like Facebook and Twitter to gain national and international attention. Websites like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www. healthfinder.gov are continuously looking for events to highlight and share with the public. FOR MEN More than 2,200 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and 410 will die, according to estimations made by the American Cancer Society. Thats why the third week of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is being devoted to generate attention to the rare but dangerous disease. Events, walks and public announcement efforts have helped raise awareness to male breast cancer, helping many men in identifying potential symptoms and following up with their doctors. O rganizations, individuals and business alike have come together every October to make the month as pink as can be. FOTOLIA / AP Kylie Link fully understands the importance of self-examinations, but after her scare last October shes acutely aware just how important they are. But for the 24-year-old Dunnellon resident, what confounds her is the medical restrictions for health screenings. While performing a self-exam last October, the then-23-year-old discovered a lump in her breast. Frightened and startled, the mother of one quickly scheduled an appointment to erase any fears she had developed from the newly found lump. I thought I had breast cancer, she said. Theres not supposed to be lumps in your ta-tas. What Link didnt realize is she, like many of her friends and other young women across the nation, arent allowed to have a complete examination, which includes a mammogram and ultrasound. Medical regulations hinder women younger than 25 from obtaining a mammogram. I think it should be allowed, she said. Were talking about a womans body, and we have a right to know whats going on in our body. You cannot see everything with just an ultrasound. Despite the examination restrictions, her test results came back negative. The lump turned out to be builtup tissue. The doctors told me it would go away, said Link, noting it did, but that doesnt mean shes not conscious of continuing selfexams and yearly ultrasounds. Link said once she turns 25, she plans to schedule a complete examination, which would then include a mammogram. I think it is important women make sure they are examining themselves, she said, adding she regularly encourages her friends to routinely check themselves. Breast cancer is scary, but any type of cancer is frightening. Young woman advocates self-exams Link, 24, believes screenings shouldnt have restrictions JEFF BRYAN Riverland News it would be seen as a pre-existing condition and were concerned about using their insurance for the testing. Today, it is no longer seen as a preexisting condition and a womans insurance will even pay for preventive surgeries to reduce an individuals risk of cancer. Also today, genetic testing is available locally and the Michelle -O-Gram is proud to have partnered with Ocala Regional Medical Center to provide counseling services for women with breast cancer and strong family histories of breast and/or ovarian cancer. For information, call the Michelle-OGram message line at 352-469-6006. Leave your name, date of birth and the type of assistance needed and we will return your call. We are a 100 percent nonprofit and every dollar that comes in to the Michelle -O-Gram goes back into the community. We are very blessed to have such a supportive community for an extremely good cause. Here are several fundraising events going on during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness. Please come out for a good time and be a part of helping us prevent breast cancer! Friday First Friday Art Walk, where fashion designer Lydia Anne will host a fashion show at the Cork Screw in Ocala. Saturday Bunco Babes Fundraiser at the Titled Kilt in Ocala. The Theme is Biker Night. Sunday College of Central Florida Student Activities Board will host a 5K run from 7 to 11 a.m. at the CF Campus. Local Dunnellon resident, Rachel Horne is president of the SAB and 100 percent of the proceeds will be given to the Michelle -O-Gram. Sunday First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon will allow a representative from MichelleO-Gram to speak at all three services. Wednesday Jersey Mikes of Ocala grand opening, where it is donating 5,000 coupons for free subs with a $1 donation to the Michelle -O-Gram Foundation, to be redeemed Oct. 8 to 10. Saturday, Oct. 11 Mojos Biker Event; donations and part of the proceeds go toward the Michelle-OGram Foundation. Saturday, Oct 18 Pokeraid event in The Villages. Wednesday, Oct. 22 Longhorn, Dining for Dollars, 10 percent of the proceeds go to the Michelle-OGram Foundation. Saturday, Oct. 25 Golf Tournament at Chandler Hills at On Top of the World. Like the Michelle-OGram Foundation on Facebook at www.face book.com/michelleo gram SHOCKED continued from page 1 GROUP continued from page 1


12 Riverland News, Thursday, October 2, 2014 ABOVE: Kristine Wood snaps a picture of her daughter, Sophia, as she sits on a large ornamental pumpkin while Sophias grandfather, Bob Ottens, sits beside her and other families search through the field for pumpkins. LEFT: Sam Camacho, foreground, carries sunflowers for his grandmother, Peggy Hanmen, as the two make their way through the half-acre of sunflowers, which were planted in phases so as to be able to offer the items throughout The Pickin Patchs season. BELOW: Caylum Gulbrandsen, 2, and Autumn Stokes pull a wagon filled with their haul of pumpkins as their mothers, Rebecca Gulbrandsen, left, and Kelli Stokes, follow closely behind. ABOVE: Dan Rossi, left, and Ashley Cannon, carry pumpkins to add to the haul the pair had already collected with family Saturday at The Pickin Patch. BELOW: This pumpkin tipped the scale at 83 pounds, one of the largest picked on the opening day at The Pickin Patch. Scott Thomas and Steven Dixon, two of the founders of the popular fall attraction located a 125-pound pumpkin and have it on display at the tent. Two-year-old twins, Shiloh and Noah Sphon, make their way along one of the trails in between the pumpkin field as their parents, Greg and Emma, pull wagons for the toddlers Saturday on the opening day at The Pickin Patch. A $2 admission (children 3 and younger are free) allows families to enjoy a hay fort, walk through the spectacular corn maze and even go on a hayride around the pumpkin field before deciding which orange pumpkin they will choose to pick and take home. The Pickin Patch is open now through Oct. 26. The hours will be 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 7 p.m. Sundays. The Pickin Patch is at 11000 Rolling Hills Road. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News


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Friends of Library plan book sale The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host its Fantastic Fall Bookstore Sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11. On Friday, Oct. 10, all hardcover books will be $1 each or a bag for $4; on Saturday, 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 of the sale. For information, call 438-2520. Tickets on sale for murder mystery The Greater Dunnellon Historical Society will host its next murder-mystery, Evil Never Dies, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18. Doors open 20 minutes before the performance. Tickets are $25 and include a night of funfilled entertainment with a full dinner and dessert. Tickets will be available at the societys historic depot 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, or until they are sold out. Tables seat 8 or 10 people. State park to host art show Oct. 18, 19Rainbow Springs State Park will host the annual Art in the Park show and sale on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19. Art will be shown, and for sale, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19. For information, call 465-8555. Police collecting used cell phones The 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. with Suwannee atop the District 5A-5 standings, with the Bulldogs fresh off a narrow victory, 3026, against North Marion this past Friday night. Dunnellon wont see the Colts until Oct. 10, and until then, Harris is trying to keep this squad focused on Belleview with the critical district showdown looming. Anytime youre going through homecoming week its tough to keep them focused, Harris said. We just try to keep the same routine and we just have to keep rolling. Theyve got to decide theyd rather win the football game. Most of them will buy into that, because they want to do something special and make the playoffs. If we keep our desire and focus, hopefully, we wont have any problems. Harris has adamantly been preaching about looking ahead, and even though the Colts are two weeks away, he knows his young team must first pass the test against Belleview. Weve still got a long way to go, he said of his teams district schedule, stressing the importance of finishing the first half of the district slate with a perfect mark. You set yourself up for opportunity to accomplish the goals you set for yourself. If we can finish this part of the schedule 3-0, then we just have to win two out of the next three and were in. But a loss could be cumbersome. When you start 3-0, you control your own destiny, instead of someone else controlling it, Harris explained, and that means executing better on both sides of the ball. The Tigers had their share of problems offensively and defensively against Crystal River and Harris is acutely aware his team will need to do better against the Rattlers vaunted rushing attack. Our tackling has got to improve, he said. We did a lot better in the second half against Crystal River. We buckled down and started playing football. Offensively, were not where we need to be. We need to bring our A game every time against whomever were playing, especially district opponents. (Belleview) coach Yancey does a great job of preparing his team to win. We have to focus on our job and not worry about somebody else. If we do that, then we have a shot. Im not going to say were going to win, but we put ourselves in a better position to win. DUNNELLON VS. BELLEVIEW WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ned Love Field. RADIO: WOW 104.9 FM. RECORDS: Dunnellon 4-1 overall, 2-0 District 5A-5; Belleview 1-3, 0-1. LAST WEEK: The Tigers escaped Crystal River with a 20-18 win, thanks in large part to a Zach West field goal with less than 20 seconds remaining. The Rattlers slide continued, as the team lost its third straight, a 27-14 setback to the Panthers at home. PLAYERS TO WATCH: Dunnellon QB Kobie Jones rushed for a team-high 103 yards on 10 carries, but none was more pivotal than his 36yard scramble to set up PK Zach Wests 21-yard field goal with 15 seconds. Jones also threw for 137 yards and one score. WR/DB Matthew Tootie Livermore caught two passes for 61 yards and a TD and had three of the Tigers four interceptions. LB Zahid Hujurat had a team-high 14 tackles, including nine solo stops as well as three tackles for a loss. DB Justin Hamm had 11 tackles, including one for a loss against Crystal River. Belleview QB Erik Pitts was 11-for-25 passing with one TD and no interceptions. 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However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to Riverland News office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 476-1002 RIV 10/17 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 10/17/2014 9:00 am at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1GNDM19Z2RB124194 1994 CHEVROLET 1HGCP2F35CA039494 2012 HONDA 1LNLM82W6VY749911 1997 LINCOLN 2C3JA53GX5H673005 2005 CHRYSLER 3FALP15P0VR144911 477-1002 RIV 10/20 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 10/20/2014 9:00 am at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1G6KD52B1RU298768 1994 CADILLAC Published Oct. 2, 2014. 478-1002 RIV 10/24 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 10/24/2014 9:00 am at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1D7HU18D24S502870 2004 DODGE 1FAHP58U82G172358 2002 FORD 1G4AG55N3P6414314 1993 BUICK 1MELM62W7RH633677 1994 MERCURY Published Oct. 2, 2014. 1997 FORD 4A3AK24F46E001475 2006 MITSUBISHI 4T1BE32K52U634809 2002 TOYOTA Published Oct. 2, 2014. 479-1009 RIV vs. Rhodd, M. Maureen 42-2014-CA-001760-AXXX-XX Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 42-2014-CA-001760-AXXX-XX REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, Plaintiff, -vsM. MAUREEN RHODD; and MICIAH EMANUEL WALTERS, If living, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendants who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees or other claimants, claiming by, through, under or against the said M. MAUREEN RHODD; or MICIAH EMANUEL WALTERS; KRYSTAL REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS, LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE M. MAUREEN LAND TRUST; SILVER SPRINGS SHORES HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., AN INVOLUNTARY DISSOLVED FLORIDA NON PROFIT CORPORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1; AND UNKNOWN TENANT # 2; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION -MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE TO:M. MAUREEN RHODD, if living, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant who is not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees or other claimants, claiming by, through, under or against the said M. MAUREEN RHODD, if she is deceased. Whose Residences are Unknown Whose Last Known Mailing Address is: 734 Bahia Circle, Ocala, Florida 34472 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Marion County, Florida: Lot 12, Block 1898, SILVER SPRINGS SHORES UNIT NO. 57, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book J, Page 449 and 450, Public Records of Marion County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on ROD B. NEUMAN, Esquire, of Gibbons, Neuman, Bello, Segall, Allen & Halloran, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 3321 Henderson Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33609, within thirty (30) days of the date of the first publication of this notice, or, on or before Nov., 2, 2014, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED this 18 day of September, 2014. David R. Ellspermann, CLERK CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ N. Hernandez, Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact 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 this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. NOTE: THIS COMMUNICATION, FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR, IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published October 2 & 9, 2014. 480-1009 RIV 10/18 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that on October 18th, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. the undersigned Stop & Store LLC. DBA Outback Self Storage will sell at public sale by competitive bidding, the personal property, stored with the undersigned Stop&Store LLC. DBA Outback Self Storage 19545 West Hwy 40, Dunnellon FL. 34432. Tenants and units: Unit# C326 Rachel Baker HHG Unit# D422 Gerald F. Stabley HHG We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. Oct. 2 & 9, 2014. Todays New Ads DUNNELLON Rainbow SpringsESTATE SALEFri. & Sat. 8am -4pm 9620 194th Circle Ph# 352-208-5512 DUNNELLON/ RIO VISTAFri.Oct 3rd -Sun. 5th 9am-3pm 18943 SW 108th Lp Monster/Mega/ Massive Yard Sale Under the Big Top canoes tires,tools, golf cart,MCparts, dvds, book s, luggage,Some -thing for everyone GUN SHOW Saturday Oct. 4th 9am to 4pm Sunday Oct. 5th 9am to 3pm Motel 6, Hwy 27 Ocala(I-75 to exit 354) Info (386) 325-6114 Driver Trainees Needed NOW! Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDLTraining. 1-877-214-3624 AIRLINE CAREERS START HERE-Get FAAapproved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. 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To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. NC Mtns near Asheville. Owner must sell new log cabin on 1.5ac. Huge porches, vaulted ceiling, 1200sf ready to finish. $74,900, addl acreage avail. 828-286-2981 Previous BANK FORECLOSURE, 5 Acres, up to 30 Acres, FROM $14,900 NEW Community, Mountain Views 40,000 Acre Lake Minutes away, Trout Streams, Creeks Adjoins State Lands, Excellent Financing Call 877-520-6719 or Remax 423-756-5700 WE BUYRVS, TRUCKS, TRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, & MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE B UY ALL A UT OS with or without titles ANY CONDITION Cindy (813) 505-6939 AUTO SWAP/ CORRAL CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAP MEETS SUN. 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A slide show, birding exhibits & demo on setting up & properly using bird-watching binoculars will be presented. Mr. Fred Heilman, president of Citrus County Audubon Society will be on hand to answer questions about local birding opportunities. For additional information contact the library at 352-438-2520 Fall Book Sale October 10 & 11, 10am 4pm.


Garden Club plans October meeting The Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41. Martha Thomson, a retired high school art teacher and certified level 2 horticulturalist from the Berkshire Botanical Gardens in Massachusetts, will be the guest speaker. Rainbow Springs Garden Club is open to the public. Annual membership September through May is $10. Visitor fee is $5 applicable toward annual membership. Two visits and youre paid for the year. Refreshments will be available, Grow and Share plants and 50-25-25 tickets will be sold. Door prizes will be awarded, so be sure to sign in to be included in the drawings. Come early to join or renew your annual membership before the meeting begins. For information, call Barbara Roberts at 305773-3061. Spaghetti dinner fundraiser on tap Families in Need of Dunnellon will host a spaghetti fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the American Legion Post No. 58 on U.S. 41, north of Walmart. Cost is $6 per person and is all-you-can-eat. Proceeds will go toward purchasing food for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. For information, call Jan DeWitt at 352-2083514. Chi Zeta planning annual card partyChi Zeta will host its annual card party from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Blue Cove. In addition to an afternoon of card games such as bridge, mah jongg and other table games, Chi Zeta will serve homemade desserts, fruits, veggies, cheese and choice of soft drinks. There will also be a raffle and Chinese auction. All proceeds benefit the children of Dunnellon, including Romeo and Dunnellon elementary schools, the Boys & Girls Club, Dunnellon Public Library childrens reading program, Food for Kids backpack program, Rainbow Springs Park Childrens education program and gift baskets for both Thanksgiving and Christmas through the Guardian ad Litem program. For information or to register, call Betsy Davis, 465 0442. Dark Side of the Rainbow Oct. 31Rainbow Springs State Park will present the fourth annual Trail of Terror from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. The Trail of Terror Tram Ride will begin in the park by the Felburn Pavilion. The first tram will depart at 7 and the last tram departs at 9:30. There will be scary sights and loud noises, so parents should take that into consideration when taking young children on the tram. Admission is $2, cash, per person. Children 5 and younger are free. 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CC $158,000 You Will Feel Right At Home in this 3/2/2 Home. Landscaped, Pavers, Irrg. Well. Carole Caird (352) 362-4448 9726 SW 192nd Ct. Rd. MLS 411252 RAINBOW SPRGS. CC $325,000 Custom 3/2.5 Home. Golf Course Views. Owners Retreat with Sitting Area. Dale Ravens (352) 895-2355 19548 SW 86th Lane MLS 410487 RAINBOW SPRGS. Wd $178,000 Lovely Home With Plantation Shutters. Wood Floor in Owners Suite. Private! Rosalie Adler (352) 502-6643 21936 SW 85th Lp. MLS 411922 RAINBOW SPRGS. CC $149,000 Picture Perfect Cathedral Ceilings in Great Room, Large Lanai, Priced Right. Janet Pigeon (352) 445-7084 8847 SW 196th Ave. Rd. MLS 413278 RAINBOW SPRGS. GP $229,500 Open concept 3/2/2 Split FLR Plan. Granite Counter Tops. Show Stopper. Sharon Graley (352) 208-6497 8136 SW 196th Ct. Rd. MLS 414325 RAINBOW SPRGS. CC $249,500 Your Fla. Dream Home Awaits. New Red Oak Hardwood Floors. Welcome Home! Yulee Commander (352) 212-9120 19577 SW 86th LN MLS 413201 RAINBOW SPRGS. 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