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Thursday, October 23, 2014 Vol 32 No. 50 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Two injured in crash at Dunnellon airportA 49-year-old male piloting an experimental aircraft and a passenger, a male in his 20s, were injured Tuesday morning when the craft crashed at the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport. The pilot was transported as a trauma alert. The passenger did not sustain life-threatening injuries, a Marion County Fire Rescue spokeswoman said. According to the spokeswoman, the experimental aircrafts two passengers were out of the flaming vehicle when MCFR Rescue 31 arrived one minute after dispatchers received the emergency call at 9:33 a.m. Crews from Rescue 31, Engine 31 and Rescue 63 put out the fire and transported the patients to Ocala Regional Medical Center. According to the Marion County Sheriffs Office, the NTSB and FAA will not respond because the agencies do not recognize this as an aircraft. The departments Major Crimes Division and Evidence team documented the scene.Woodturners plan show at state parkA woodturning show will be Saturday and Sunday at Rainbow Springs State Park. Members of the HandsOn Woodturners Club will display their creations. A portion of the clubs proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park, a park volunteer organization that works to offer maintenance and beautification to the park. Admission is $2. For information, call 465-8555.Spaghetti dinner fundraiser on tapFamilies in Need of Dunnellon will host a spaghetti fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post No. 58 on U.S. 41, north of Walmart. Cost is $6 per person. Proceeds will purchase food for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. For information, call Jan DeWitt at 352-208-3514. Missing plane, body discovered An airplane matching the description of a plane reported missing in April was found Sunday night by a Dunnellon man walking on a trailhead inside the Halpata Tastanaki Preserve in southwest Marion County Human remains were also found still inside the cockpit. According to a Marion County Sheriffs Office (MCSO) press release, the plane is believed to be the one piloted by 74year-old Theodore Weiss of Zephyrhills and was last seen departing from Dunnellon Airport en route to the Zephyrhills Airport on Saturday, April 5, and was reported missing the following Monday. This is his plane, Marion County sheriffs spokeswoman Lauren Lettelier said. Marion County medical examiners arrived on scene to identify the Daryl Burns discovered the wreckage of this Fortuna-Sonex experimental airplane Sunday night in the Halpata Tastanaki Preserve in Marion County. DARYL BURNS/Special to the Riverland News POA seeks more details Board wants financial dataThe future of Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club is in the hands of the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association (POA) and the residents, said Mark Kaprelian, who issued an offer to sell the course to the POA with a Friday deadline to agree to a $2.3 million purchase price. But Bob Frankenfield, the president of the Board of Directors of the POA, disagrees, explaining Kaprelian has to provide financial documents regarding the facilitys yearly operating costs, or records showing the clubs profits for the past eight years since Kaprelian and his wife, Kasia, purchased the clubhouse, course and lots. Youve got to look at the financials, Frankenfield said. I dont think hes going to be willing to share those. The ball is in his court to put all of the details together. You cant even start to talk to the community without all of the information. I dont think they are real anxious, unless Mark comes up with something reasonable. However, if an email Kaprelian wrote to the POA Board is any indication of where he stands regarding the sale price, he has no intention of budging on the $2.3 million figure. As we discussed, my offer remains pretty simple, Kaprelian stated, extending Dunnellon man finds wreckage in preserve BUSTER THOMPSON For the Riverland News See PLANE page 3 AUGIE SALZER/Riverland NewsDunnellons Simply Seafood, LLC, owned by John and Debbie Galeazzi, has recived the honor of being the third best restaurant in the central Florida area by TripAdvisor, a travel website reviewing travel-related information. Simply Seafood eatery honored by TripAdvisor The best kept secret in town has been discovered by some people in The Villages, Inverness, Citrus Hills and even the TripAdvisor. Dunnellons Simply Seafood, LLC, owned by Debbie and John Galeazzi, has been given the honor of being the third best restaurant in the central Florida area by TripAdvisor, a travel website reviewing travel-related information. TripAdvisor called and said we were in the top 10 and later told us we were No. 3 out of 6,161 restaurants, Debbie said. Firstand second-place winners were restaurants located in Orlando. We were so excited. The restaurant is located at 12149 S. Williams St., across from Dunnellons City Hall and next to the Simply Seafood market. The quaint, cozy eatery with the pleasant aroma wafting from the building is still difficult to find. I was looking for the seafood market and I drove up and down the street until I found it and as I was leaving I saw the restaurant and Ive been coming ever since, Dunnellon resident Linda Costello said. This place is the best kept secret and I Photos by LEESHA MARLETT/For the Riverland NewsABOVE: Dunnellon High players, front to back, Colby Cranney, Justin Hamm, Dante White and Nathan Szydlo line up f or food prior to their most recent road game. First Assembly of God of Dunnellon has been providing meals for the coaches, players and cheerleaders for away games throughout the season with the assistance of other area churches and organizations. BELOW: Luke Tidwell enjoys a meal while c hatting with teammates. Jesus replied, They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat. Matthew 14:16When Tom Golden was hired to serve as pastor of First Assembly of God in Dunnellon, he not only brought with him a wealth of biblical knowledge, but a desire to see the congregation of his church reach out into the community. Prior to serving as a pastor in Ohio, the Rev. Golden and his flock had helped to provide meals to high school football teams in the community he lived in. He had hoped through his experiences there, he could do the See DETAILS page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Local churches, organizations join together to feed DHS football team, cheerleaders before road games Owners flattered by regional recognition AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See SIMPLY page 10 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See FEEDING page 13


The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Bookstore, which is inside the library, is at 20351 Robinson Road, behind Winn-Dixie. There are novels, bios, cooking, gardening, inspirational, craft, selfhelp, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-OnTape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends Bookstore, with all proceeds benefiting the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends are committed to giving a monthly book endowment (new books), in addition to providing office equipment, landscaping, and various other library enhancements. For information, call the library at 438-4520. Garden Club plans October meetingThe Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. today 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. She will use a PowerPoint presentation and handouts for her program titled Propagation in a Nutshell. Rainbow Springs Garden Club is open to the public. For information, call Barbara Roberts at 305773-3061.Blood Mobile slates visits to DunnellonLifesouths Blood Mobile will visit Dunnellon on Monday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 1. The first blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Dunnellon Public Library. On Nov. 1, the Blood mobile will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. at Masonic Lodge No. 136 at 20751 Powell Road and from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Walmart. During October and November, all donors will receive a special Bleed for your Team Gators or Seminoles T-shirt, along with a mini-physical and cholesterol reading.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 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 489-2320.2 Riverland News, Thursday, October 23, 2014 Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities Still Available000J7JO TAKING CARE OF OUR PATIENTS SINCE 1992Bellam Medical ClinicRajendra P. 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The Womans Club of Dunnellon met Oct. 9, and members enjoyed a salad bar luncheon. Heidi Hensley from Kimberlys Child Protection gave a detailed report about how they use the money the Womans Club donated last year. Seven new members were initiated, and Olive Heinauer celebrated her 99th and Joanna Ballman celebrated her 95th birthday with a decorated birthday cake. Eight other birthdays were noted. The Womans Club looks forward to a busy and fun-filled year. It began with a wine and cheese social at the clubhouse Oct. 11. It is followed by the clubs annual yard sale Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Set up days will be Oct. 28 to 30. Please bring your treasures these days. A shopping trip for 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, is in the works. For information, call Joan Cothern at 465-0782. The Christmas Brunch will be Dec. 14. Only 100 tickets will be available. There will be an About Town Luncheon at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 6. For information, call Betty Mellon at 352547-4273. The Womans Club will meet at noon Nov. 13. It will be pot luck luncheon. Hostesses will be Judy Ballance, Holly Fisk, Norine Meng and Jeannette Nelson. The Apron Lady will be Carol OConnell. Peg Wood will be the greeter. Amy Freeman, a certified diabetic educator and nutritionist, will be the guest speaker. Linda Byrd will also speak about the Food 4 Kids Program. At the October meeting, club members raised $45 for Food 4 Kids. For information about the activities of the Womans Club, call Gerry Hess at 465-8195 or Joanne Schemery at 465-7161. his original Oct. 24 deadline to Wednesday, Oct. 28, for a response from the POA. The price of the club is $2,324,000, non-negotiable. Kaprelian also outlined the terms of financing the deal with the POA, noting he can finance the deal up to 10 years with 20 percent down, or $468,000, and a 5 percent interest rate ($9,360) or you can finance yourself. The purchase is contingent on your due diligence after you get the authorization to proceed from the residents, Kaprelian stated. Frankenfield argued the POA Board cannot proceed with polling the residents without the proper information, which he stressed is necessary. Youve got to do your due diligence, he said. We cannot just write a check. That would be kind of crazy. Until I hear from him Im not 100 percent sure how were going to pursue it at this time. We have no idea what profits are and lets face it, you really are not buying acreage and bricks and mortar. It would likely take us two to five years to get to a break even. If the feedback Frankenfield has already received from a number of property owners within the community are valid, the feelings of many are to steer clear of a deal with Kaprelian for the aging facility. I got a lot of email and phone calls over the weekend stating dont do it, Frankenfield said. Hostile is the word. Most of them are negative about pursuing the purchase of the course. All of the golfers and members who live on (the course) want to preserve the club. Hopefully, Frankenfield said, the community will see a private individual or group who would come in and purchase the facility and make it work. I understand the value of the country club in the community, but its not all consuming. It does affect our property values, Frankenfield said. When you really look at it, the model has to be changed, it hasnt been successful. Well see what (Marks) response is. (The residents) have to decide if this is something they want to pursue. We are truly in a holding pattern. Kaprelian plans to close the country club Dec. 31; however, on Oct. 13, he unveiled three options to residents of the deed-restricted community for the future of the facility. His first option would be to have the Rainbow Springs POA purchase the facility. Kaprelian said residents would need to pay an additional $240 yearly on their assessments. Kaprelians other two options were aimed at keeping the club open through 2015: An increase in golf and social memberships. Kaprelian said he needs 315 golf members and 500 social members. Currently, there are less than 200 golf members and fewer than 100 social members. The POA approving a one-time $300 assessment to each property owner. That, Kaprelian said, would allow him to purchase the necessary equipment and hire an outside realty company to run the day-to-day options.Riverland News, Thursday, October 23, 2014 3 Weve got NEW Pots Terra Cotta Pumpkin Lanterns & Chimneas Attend Garden Groupies Tues. Oct. 28 10:30 a.m. for a casual gardening talk, refreshments, giveaways & fun. 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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. THANK YOU CITRUS/MARION COUNTIESCALL (352) 489-4844Owner Does The WorkCongratulationsCLEANMASTER28 Years in Business000JF4B Pet Orders Gone! Carpet Cleaning $18(3 room minimum)Dry Cleaning or SteamPer Room Furniture Cleaning$60 Sofa and Loveseat 1 Chair Cleaned FREE Gutter Cleaning Entire House$50 Dryer-VentCleaning Specials$50 Prevent Fires Fall Specials All kinds of Pressure Cleaning Outside of Homes Tile & Grout Cleaning body, but it could take months to determine if the body is that of Weiss. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was also on scene. The airplane found Sunday is a white, Sonex experimental aircraft with a green stripe and N229P on the tail section. According to the FAA, the Fortuna-Sonex, N229P is registered to Weiss. The aircraft was reported departing by a private pilot who did not file a flight plan from the Marion County-Dunnellon Airport to Zephyrhills Municipal Airport in Pasco County during unfavorable weather conditions, according to Aprils preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). In the same report, personnel from the Dunnellon Airport lost sight of the airplane as it flew south due to visual obstructions. Radar lost track of the aircraft as it continued south and an emergency locater was not reported to have been activated. Searchers with the Citrus County and Hernando County sheriffs offices combed 41,000 acres of woodland beginning April 7 between Dunnellon and Zephyrhills when the plane was reported missing, but gave up the weeklong search with no results. Other agencies including Marion County Sheriffs Office also participated in the search. The Halpata Tastanaki Preserve is directly south of the Dunnellon Airport in southwestern Marion County, a short distance west of State Road 200 and just north of the Citrus-Marion County border. Daryl Burns travels the preserves trails regularly and discovered the crash site when walking at the Pruitt Trailhead sometime around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. I entered a big wooden hammock and I as I entered the hammock I saw what I thought was a squatters camp and as I got closer I realized it was a plane, Burns said. The first thing that came to my mind was heres the plane, wheres the body? Burns was aware that a plane was reported missing five months ago in the area, but it wasnt until he found the skeletal remains that he knew it was the same plane. If the plane had been found earlier, then there wouldnt have been anybody there. So I knew, I didnt want to, but I knew there was a body inside, so I walked around the side, looked in and there he was, Burns said. I was a little scared because that is my first time seeing something like that. According to Burns, the plane was upside down and generally still intact except for extensive damage to its front cabin and nose. When it did hit the ground, I think it hit nose first because the rotor was about five feet in front of the plane, Burns said. Burns later called 911 from the preserves entrance located off of Southwest County Road 484 and managed to flag down a Dunnellon police officer. Marion County sheriffs investigators collected vital pieces of evidence, including the GPS locater, scattered around the site. Further details on the crash will be released after a joint-preliminary report is filed by the FAA and the NTSB with assistance from the Marion County Sheriffs Office.Contact Chronicle reporter Buster Thompson at 352-5642916 or bthompson@ chronicleonline.com. PLANE continued from page 1 DETAILS continued from page 1 Womans Club meets, installs new members Special to the Riverland News The Womans Club of Dunnellon installed new members at its Oct. 9 meeting. Pictured, from left, are: Pat Judd, Linda Montoya, Dianne Janquart, Connie Johnston, Judy Edwards and Carol Jenkins. Not pictured, but installed, is Cindy Schulz. Special to the Riverland News Solution to puzzle on Page 10 AmemberoftheFloridaPressAssociation352-489-2731 352-489-6593(Fax)The RiverlandNews servesDunnellonandthesurroundingareas:Blue Cove,Chatmire,HillsofOcala,LakeTropicana,RainbowsEnd,Rainbow LakesEstates,AlltheRainbowSpringsArea,RioVistaandVogtSprings.The RiverlandNews isdeliveredonThursdaytosubscribersbyour carriersandmail.Thenewspaperisalsoavailableinsideareastores andatvariousboxesthroughoutthecommunity.Localsubscriptionrate is$28ayear.CallforFloridaandout-of-Floridarates. 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My husband is on his way to the airport to drop off my stepson, who stays with us every summer. Hes flying back to Vermont. I chose not to ride with them as I needed some peace and quiet. Not only that, but Ill spend the day washing sheets and towels, scrubbing the bathroom and getting the house back to normal. Logan is 6-foot-4 and wears a size 15 shoe in a family where the tallest person peaks out at 510. He sort of comes in and out of a room with the intensity of Mr. Clean except instead of leaving behind a beaming ray of cleanliness, he leaves behind a messy trail of dirt. If you have a son whos in his 20s, you know what Im talking about. Its that age between child and adulthood, kind of awkward and kind of scary. He can do his own laundry, but please dont expect him to fold it or put it away. Logan marches to the beat of a different drummer, which is a good trait to have. He has a bowl haircut and an odd looking mustache. Sometimes he wears wool caps and sometimes he lives in hoodies. But thats just him. I never raised a boy at that age. Its a whole different ballgame. By the time my girls were 22, they were mature and working full time jobs. They say it takes boys a heck of a lot longer to grow up. Right now, life is one big party. I think he wakes up in the mornings wondering what brand of beer he should try today, or maybe discover if he can sleep all day so he can stay awake all night. And Im sure his thoughts also turn to food, as Ive never seen anybody eat as much as he does. Oh, except my youngest daughter when she was pregnant and ate a whole pizza and 12-inch sub all by herself. Hes actually pretty ambitious though. Not only does he play in a band, but hes also a chef. He recently earned his four-year degree at Paul Smiths Culinary Arts College in New York. When he was here last summer, he made us chicken Marsala. This year, it was spaghetti. Both meals were delicious; however, the kitchen looked like it had lost the battle with sauce, flour and grease splattering the floor and stovetop. It took longer to clean than it did to eat. My husband converts to a grown child when his son is here. The first week he actually kept up with him and his partying ways. The second week, he gave a valiant try. By the third week, I think my husband was exhausted and done trying. Im not sure why Im so hard on my stepson. Maybe its because hes a boy or maybe its because hes not a teenager anymore. But I think its because I want him to live up to his potential and be the best person he can be. I know I probably expect too much of him. But hes a sweetheart about it all. I could never have a full-time kid at my age. I dont have the energy. If I dont get my eight hours of sleep at night, I cannot function the next day. I give my brother, Dominic, all the credit in the world for keeping up with his two young daughters. Its not Logans fault that we lead such quiet lives these days that having him here is like attending a rock concert every night. Russells and my lives revolve around coffee, television and routine. When Logan is here, its alcoholic beverages, loud music and nothing is ever on schedule. But thats what kids are for. I enjoy his visits, but I believe that once kids are grown they need a place of their own so they can spread their wings and do their own thing. He had originally asked us to purchase him a ticket to Mexico when he left our house. My husband squashed that crazy idea real fast. Im happy to report hes safely back at home. So for now well watch him grow and find himself. Well enjoy his triumphs and endure his mistakes. Until he makes his own way in the world and we can finally sit back, relax and wait for the grandkids. 4 Riverland News, Thursday, October 23, 2014 Vote yes for public education Refocus negative aura We all do it sometime or another. We know better, but we do it anyway. I know better than to read the Letters to the Editor in the Riverland News, but I did it anyway. Of course the anti-everything naysayers were there. Writing a response is easy enough. The naysayers write in virtually the same thing in every paper I read. I already know what they are going to say, so I already know what my response will be. Its just a matter of picking up any copy of the newspaper. If they inserted something in there, which was factual and informative, my apologies for missing it. People who talk just to hear themselves talk and speak loudly without actually saying anything are easy to ignore, and any stray substantive thought can get lost in the rambling. I hope to address here a few of the pet issues of the peanut gallery. Foremost is Greenlight. This was a godsend for the naysayers longing for something to complain about. It was a poor plan to begin with and was an ongoing fiasco. If that fiasco had a slightly longer shelf life, it would have bankrupted the city and the naysayers would have received an even larger gift. The good news with Greenlight is we have quit digging our hole deeper. Fittingly for that outfit, the transfer of ownership went wrong and it gave the naysayers good reason to pile on. The mayor and city manager would have to stay up very late at night to devise a more ineffective way to dispose of Greenlight, but in the big picture they had to dump that company somehow. And fast. If we paid someone a dollar to take it off our hands we would have been far better off. Seems to me thats sort of what we did. Writing in to complain about Greenlight may get the loud talkers heard, but what does it accomplish? Just how many Greenlight proponents are left to be converted over to thinking it was a bad idea. Also near and dear to the hearts of the whiners is their water bill. The last time I took the time to explain to them how wrong, wrong, wrong they are about this issue I received a nasty rebuttable about taxation without representation. Well it aint no tax. Its a user fee. Use less and you pay less. An example of a tax is income tax. You have to earn less money to pay less income tax. A decidedly more painful experience than watering your lawn less. As for representation, every street corner I pass is covered up with the signs of candidates desiring to represent me in some fashion. If you want to be represented, vote. If you want to represent us, run for office. If you want your picture in the paper every week for years, pile on the frivolous never-ending lawsuits. It is beyond me how the taxation without representation guy can call himself an environmentalist and care about our river and then turn around and sue the city for lower water rates. These are two diametrically opposed ideas. 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 GUEST COLUMN TALES OF TIME In just a few weeks, Marion County voters will decide what the future of public education looks like in our community. They will vote on a millage increase impacting property owners countywide. I hope you will join me and vote yes. Let me explain why. This 1-mill ad valorem tax increase amounts to about $75 each year for the average homeowner. Expected to raise $15 million annually, a four-year limit on the tax means it could generate $60 million total. An independent citizens group will guarantee the money is spent as promised. And you, as a resident in our community, have every right to question that committee just to make sure. The same goes for our school board members and for me as your superintendent. You may remember two years ago I did not favor a property tax proposal included as part of the primary election. I pledged that, if elected, I would closely evaluate our budget during my first year and determine if additional funds were needed. I have followed through on this promise and it is now more evident than ever that our school district needs additional revenue. My administrations first year involved major challenges a significant financial deficit thanks to a sluggish economy and lack of needed state funding and dangerously low reserves. This situation forced us to make painful choices like laying off employees and reducing programs like art, music, physical education, and library / media services. Let me be clear: I am not satisfied with our current financial situation, and I strongly believe it must be a temporary one. We must restore art, music, library, and physical education programs to 100 percent. We must reduce class size and give our teachers the classroom support they need. We can do better, and we must do better. Our district has three major sources of revenue federal, state and local. It is at the local level where this additional millage makes the most impact and where you have the most control. The millage will replenish elementary schools with their own art teachers, music teachers, and media specialists. No longer will they split instruction time between two schools. A full contingent of physical education teachers will serve our elementary schools, and class sizes will be more manageable and aligned with state requirements. Highly qualified, state-certified teachers will stay in Marion County instead of moving elsewhere. And vocational programs will grow to offer students more exposure beyond the traditional classroom. Marion County Public Schools is focused on fully preparing students for the future whether that be in college, vocational programs, technical schools, the armed forces, or entering the workforce. Unfortunately, this focus has been blurred by a common factor money. Or the lack thereof. The last decade has been difficult for Marion County Public Schools. Funding cuts topped $50 million. Dozens of support positions at both school and district levels were eliminated. Teachers were not replaced when they retired. Other positions simply go unfilled. Our technology needs far outweigh our budget dollars, and maintaining our 7,000,000 square feet of school space happens with prayers for no major breakdowns or outages. Some people say we should cut everyone at the district level too many administrators. In reality, we are the fifth lowest in the state when it comes to administrative costs. Our finance department has received the highest accountability award in the country for 14 years running and our district earned multiple national awards for its transparency efforts. A districtwide energy program has saved over $21 million to date in utility costs. And this year, five National Merit semifinalists call one of our public high schools home. We do great things in Marion County Public Schools. We will do even greater things with less worry about our finances. As a voter, you have the power to impact our community in a great way. Lets invest in our future instead of simply depending on others to do what they should. Lets take charge and make the commitment to repair a major component of our great community public education. Vote yes for our schools on Tuesday, Nov. 4. George Tomyn is the Superintendent of Marion County Public Schools. Dwight Porter Party on, stepson of mine Audrey Beem George Tomyn See TALES page 7 RIVER VIEWS THE JERSEY GIRL LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Columnist missing true calling in lifeWas Ms. Kathleen Wallace serious in her column last week telling us people vote for candidates based on what they see in a paid television commercial and then telling us a truly informed voter, assumably meaning herself, is a rarity? Ms. Wallace is clearly a very gifted clairvoyant and her talents are completely wasted as a columnist. Later on in her pseudo-commentary, she castigates the gubernatorial candidates based on their physical appearances and their method of presentation in a speech. It does appear that Ms. Wallaces See LETTERS page 5


methods of evaluating candidates are even more trivial and ridiculous than those who believe everything they see and hear on TV. The wise and old adage of never judging a book by its cover has completely eluded Ms. Wallace who perhaps considers herself a physically perfect and visually aesthetic human. I dont claim to know much, but I always thought that an informed voter embraces actual issues, which do not include physical appearances or unproven accusations of impropriety. Ms. Wallace is guilty of the very same traits that she feels are lacking in the voting public. Does anyone at the Riverland News edit or even read Ms. Wallaces column prior to publication? Judging from last weeks column, I think probably not. Matthew P. Fox,DunnellonThird-party candidate is best choiceIn last weeks column, Political ads on TV ... Kathleen Wallace lamented the two poor choices for governor Floridians are facing. Dont believe what you see on TV is an adage were all familiar with. We have a better choice. Too many political commercials from wellfunded RepubliCrats are driving our political system to ruin. The evidence plays out in high taxes and voter apathy. The solution is to stop buying into the political junk you see on TV. It doesnt serve us well to vote for the lesser of two evils. It doesnt serve us well to quit voting altogether. There is a better choice. There is a third-party candidate you can vote for with a sense of doing something positive for your future. The Libertarian ballot choice is Adrian Wyllie. Wyllie is a husband, father, small business owner, veteran, radio personality and community leader. He is an honest, principled man who understands what defending the constitution means. He proudly served his country in the 56th Air Defense Artillery and the 53rd Infantry Brigade. Libertarians believe in the ideals inscribed in the constitution. The Libertarian idea is to be liberal socially live and let live. Conservative financially minimize taxes. We the people are quite capable of running our lives. The question we should be concerned with is how to best accomplish our goals, not how to appease autocrats or comply with government overreach. Dont buy the TV propaganda. Check out Adrian Wyllies website at wyllieforgovernor. com. Kenneth Donnelly,DunnellonBuying country club shouldnt happenI read with great interest the article in the Oct. 16 edition of the Riverland News, as Mark Kaprelian made his pitch to the property owners of Rainbow Springs. The offer he made is just a continuation of his behavior for the past five years. The offer itself is ridiculous with an impossible deadline and no offer of negotiation. Per the article, the price is $2.3 million, which is the price tag he placed on the facility three years ago when he announced he was selling it. He publicly announced at an annual meeting in November 2012) that the club was never for sale. Which is it? Why the double talk? Mr. Kaprelian wants $2.3 million for the golf and country club, which is a broken down club, (Kaprelians words via email June 19. Let us not forget the constant hammering by Mr. Kaprelian that our homes are going to lose value. The presentation focused on what everyone has done wrong, which is why the country club is not making money. The big glaring omission in the presentation was what Mr. Kaprelian and his partner sometimes they are married and other times not have done to contribute to the downfall of the country club. They have lost membership every year since they took ownership and will continue to do so until they close or sell the country club. Mr. Kaprelian has always tried to take the easy way to get money and started right after he got here lets raise the rates. This in turn caused a lawsuit, which was settled (Mr. Kaprelian says he won) and he lost membership. He left the rates the same, but took away more of the amenities; food wasnt always available, social activities occurred less, but prices for everything kept going up. He lost more membership and then stated he never intended to be in the golf and country club business, but real estate. Houses were going toRiverland News, Thursday, October 23, 2014 5 9401 SW Hwy. 200 Bldg. 500, Ste. 501 Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 854-9991 1623 SW 1st Ave. Ocala, FL 34471 (352) 732-9844 4840 S UW Hwy. 41 Dunnellon, FL 34432 (352) 489-5152 12301 SW Hwy. 441 Suite C Belleview, FL 34420 (352) 245-1718 848 S. Main Street Wildwood, FL 34785 (352) 748-0283 Hablamos Espaol Family Internal Medicine of Ocala www.familymedicineocala.com We Welcome Dr. Jeronimo Lopez To Our Practice We Also Welcome Dr. Jesus A. Bianco At Family Internal Medicine of Ocala, we treat each patient as our family members; we create relationships. Patients health is our priority. We have five convenient locations serving our community. 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Church yard sale scheduled FridayThe Women of the Rainbow Springs Village Church will have an indoor yard sale from 8 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the church. All proceeds of the yard sale will fund the Womens International Ministry Project of helping oral learners understand Christianity. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 SW 102nd Street Road, just south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41. For information, call Carole Garceau at 489-6116.Lutheran church Oktoberfest dinnerPeace Lutheran Church will host an Oktoberfest dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. The menu will be sauerkraut with knackwurst and mashed potatoes, dessert, and a choice of beverages including tea, coffee and cider. Tickets will be available at the door for a donation of $7 for adults and $3 for children, ages 5 to 11. Children 5 and younger are free. There will also be hot dogs available for the children. Peace Lutheran Church, The Church on the Hill, is at 7201 U.S. 41. For information, visit www.PeaceLutheran Online.com.Church to host spaghetti dinnerFirst Baptist Church of Rainbow Lakes will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the church at 19756 SW Beach Blvd. Donation is $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. For information, call 489-1490 or 489-7787.Church plans Fall HomecomingRomeo Baptist Church will host its Fall Homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. The public is welcome. There will be dinner on the grounds, a cake walk, games for the kids, a dunk tank, trunk or treaters and music featuring Amelia Amy Sexton.Church collecting items for flea marketThe United Methodist Women at the United Methodist Church of Dunnellon will collect items to be sold at the annual flea market through Monday. Items donated will be collected at the Fellowship Hall. The church is at 21501 W. State Road 40. No computers or TVs. The flea market will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, at the church.Church to host holiday gift saleHoly Faith Episcopal Church will host a preholiday gift sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, inside Faith Hall at 19924 W. Blue Cove Road. Twenty vendors will be on hand with their wares. There will be drawings for free prizes and lunch will be offered. Admission is free. For information, call the church office at 4892685 or visit www.holy faithepiscopal.com.Baptist church Fall Festival slatedFirst 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 soap, school supplies, etc. For information, call Donna Mast at 352-229-0229.Womens Bible study slatedWomens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womans Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For information, check us out on Facebook at One Womans Prayer.Church hosts bingo weeklySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church hosts bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Prizes up to $250. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40.Church mens club to play horseshoes The Mens Club of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will play horseshoes at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the church. Horseshoes will be provided to anyone needing them and instructions in pitching, scoring and court maintenance will be provided. The public is welcome. For information, call 489-5954. Church 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. WE WANT YOUR NEWSThe Riverland News seeks community news announcments such as first birthdays, births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries. To submit news, email Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@riverlandnews.com. Photos must be high-resolution images. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, October 23, 2014 Attend the worship service of your choice... 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 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 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 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 000JCFZ 000JKS7 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. 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Post Commander John Taylors dog, Muffin, was enjoyed by veterans. 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. 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. Fall concert series planned Special to the Riverland News


Fire Rescue seeks donations for eventDunnellon Fire Rescue is seeking donations for its yearly Needy Childrens Christmas Party. Anyone wishing to help in this cause may send their donations to 12014 South Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432. The event will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Dunnellon Bingo Hall.State park to host Halloween eventRainbow 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. There will be candy booths, face painting and games for the little ghouls provided by Friends of Dunnellon. The public is invited to a masquerade ball under the Hickory Pavilion. Witches will be stirring up delicious kettle corn for our ghostly visitors. Admission is $2, cash, per person. Children 5 and younger are free. For information, contact Monay Markey at monay.markey@ dep.state.fl.us or call 465-8555.Womans Club plans annual yard saleThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will host its annual yard sale at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, at its clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Members are reminded to bring their donations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 28 to Oct. 30 to the clubhouse. Items may be left on the front porch if necessary. Proceeds go to local charities supporting community service projects and scholarship funds. For information, call Joanne Schemery at 465-7161.Lake Tropicana slates fall flea market The Lake Tropicana Civic Association will host its annual fall flea market from 9 to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, at the Lake Tropicana Clubhouse at 3380 SW 181 Court, off State Road 40. Vendor rent is $5 per table, per day inside and $4 per space, per day outside. A pancake breakfast will also be served from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5 per plate. A lunch menu will be available after breakfast. For information or to reserve your space, contact Karen at 2085006 or Linda at 4656322 or email hall3118 @bellsouth.net. After considerable thought about this subject, I repeatedly return to the same conclusion. If a person is a staunch supporter of policies that are polar opposites, they are more likely more interested in being seen in the paper than they are in any particular policy position. Spin it any way you want, cheap rates encourages our continued overconsumption of water. This is in turn bad for our river. End of statement. The added cost of water has a very powerful two-pronged benefit to our little town. It raises badly needed revenue. Really. If you cant be sure your city is not bankrupt, isnt raising revenue a positive development? By far the biggest benefit provided by higher water rates is the monetarily enforced rationing of our groundwater produced by higher prices. In reality, if we plan on salvaging Rainbow Springs, the price for removing groundwater is going to go up from here and Im not talking about a little bit. This ground water and the springs that it feeds is one of the two things that separate our little town from every other small town in Central Florida. The other thing that separates our little town in a very distant second place in importance is the Boomtown history that no one seems to know about. Our Boomtown heritage could be leveraged and used as a draw to encourage folks to visit here if done properly. We are not doing that now and we are drawing in tourists aplenty, but that is because we have what no one else has. That would be the Rainbow River. We also have the benefit of the extension of the highly popular Rails to Trails that keeps on expanding. Every town has a history of some sort although few are as interesting as ours. The Rails to Trails will pass through many places and does not provide our town with a clear-cut advantage in drawing in potential tourists. We do have a clear cut advantage as a tourist destination though. That would be the Rainbow River. There is nothing else in the world that can directly compare to our Rainbow River. Our Rainbow River does have a sister in the Silver River. We and our sister river compete for the same water, but we have an unfair advantage. We draw our water from a slightly lower place in the water table than the Silver. If we extrapolate out our current water policy 100 years or less, maybe a lot less we will find the Silver going dry. Through the good fortune of geography, we will still be flowing something from Rainbow Springs into our Rainbow River, even after we dry up the Silver. I hope I do not live long enough to see what this looks like. For a real time example of what the Silver will look like dry, look at current pictures of White Springs. It is literally dry. The folks there are far ahead of us in the race to the bottom with water policy. If we do dry up the springs the Rainbow Springs headsprings area will still be a low spot and it will likely fill with rainwater over time. What I am saying is that there is the very real possibility that my great great-grandchildren may visit Rainbow Springs and have a magnificent view of a drainage retention pond. If you dont think it can happen then visit the once beautiful springs at Bluebird Springs Park in Homosassa and then get back with me. Not only can it happen, but it is going to if we do not begin adopting new water policies. Preferably yesterday. In the end, there will always be folks who speak loudly just to hear themselves talk. Generally speaking, they tow the line of negativity. Speaking of something positive is boring and is ineffective in drawing attention to themselves. They almost never offer solutions. Solutions are counterproductive. Fix the problem and they have nothing to complain about and draw attention. Generally, the whiners have no true function. But they could. If we could harness the negative energy of the naysayers in the right direction we could use their relentless complaining for a greater purpose. That amount of relentless complaining, if focused on our Rainbow River and its precipitous decline in water quality, might get some folks attention. We could continue the momentum of our representatives in Tallahassee to focus legislation on springs cleanup. We could influence some of the bad actors who do physical harm to our Rainbow River. Heck, we might even get the attention of some of the folks in Rainbow Springs who have convinced themselves it is a good idea to sue the city for triple damages. Only a twisted person enjoys paying their bills, but is it really worth endangering an already fragile city budget and jeopardizing the water source of the worlds fourth largest spring so that each Rainbow Springs resident can receive enough savings to play .675 rounds of golf every month? Riverland News, Thursday, October 23, 2014 7 000JJN8 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Services Tile & Grout Carpet Stretching Upholstery Water Extraction Air Duct Cleaning 3 ROOMS & HALLWAY $ 65 00 Expires 10/31/14 Minimum charge applies. CARPET STRETCHING OR REPAIR 25% OFF Expires 10/31/14 Minimum charge applies. Toll Free 866-443-1766 Local 352-503-2091 www.ThuraClean.com Only coupon required coupon required Licensed & Insured FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED Free Estimates 100% Guaranteed 24 Hour Emergency Water Removal!!! 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SOCIAL MEMBERS Clinnon Alexander, Rita Cook, Shirley Dixon, Annabelle & Pete Dobbs, Dr Peter Pav, Lela Evers, Bette Hubbard, Charlie Keele, Jane Keele, Vicki Leonard, Doris Magursky, Gary W. Mock, Dick Morton, Nell Rhodes, Jim Slagle, Jack Smith, Jennifer Soffe, W ilson Tyndal. 000JFSU TALEScontinued from page 4 NEWS NOTES


8 Riverland News, Thursday, October 23, 2014 Clockwise from upper left: Sarah Cothron, of Ocala, hoists a Cinderella pumpkin up after finding it in the fields Saturday at The Pickin Patch, the you-pick pumpkin patch in Dunnellon. The familyfriendly venues final weekend will be from Friday to Saturday. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. The Pickin Patch is at 11000 Rolling Hills Road. Pickin Patch employee Garrett Johnson delivers a load of various sizes of pumpkins to the sales tent aboard a four-wheel ATV. Kelly Aubree looks over a pumpkin while toting his daughter, Heather, along as Kelly and his wife, Aubree, searched for the right pumpkin for the upcoming fall holidays. Andrea Rochford, of Inverness, searches for more sunflowers to add to her collection. Kayla Carmichael, left, and Jessica Elicker share a laugh, while Elickers son, Brayden, smiles in the background as they wait for Elickers daughter to take a cell phone picture. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland News One pick to go


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 352-2291030 or email Boom townSam@gmail.com.American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion WallRives Post No. 58 will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. Dinner will be served at 6. The Womens Auxiliary will meet at 4:45. Cub Pack No. 469 meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays. Bingo is at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The pancake breakfast and indoor/outdoor flea market will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. Breakfast is $6 per person. A free Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by Friends in Need of Dunnellon Inc., in conjunction with Legion Post No. 58, will be served from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27. You need not be needy to join us. Donations accepted, but not necessary.Riverland News, Thursday, October 23, 2014 9 T h e H o m e O u t f i t t e r 000JLRZ Gifts & Decor for the Outdoor Enthusias t Hours: Tues Fri 10am 3:00pm Sat 10am 2pm 11875 Cedar St. (CR 40) Dunnellon Located within the Historic Village Shops of Dunnellon Birds Garden Nature Nautical Fishing Hunting Lodge Man Cave Motorcycle Rustic Western Wilderness 352 -213-4663 www.TheHomeOutfitter.com www.facebook.com/thehomeoutfitter Music by Tropic Haze Door Prizes Food & Refreshments Special Sales Coupons *While supplies last. 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION November 1 10am-2pm (at our new location on Cedar St., between Walnut & Chestnut) 000JIQ1 000JLCK 000JIDH LOAFERS HALLOWEEN PARTY LOAFERS HALLOWEEN PARTY SATURDAY OCTOBER 25, 2014 7PM 2AM CASH PRIZE Costume Contest with CASH PRIZE LIVE DJ LIVE DJ & DANCING LIVE DJ ADULT GAMES WITH PRIZES $16 ALL NIGHT APPETIZERS DRINK SPECIALS DRINK SPECIALS ZOMBIE BRAIN SHOTS BLOODY MARYS JELLO SHOTS & MORE LOAFERS RESTAURANT 20049 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. DUNNELLON 352-450-5623 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 at 465-0442.Friends of the Library to present authorAuthor Toni C. Collins of Chiefland will present her story about Catherine Hobday, an assistant lighthouse keeper at Seahourse Key, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in the Dunnellon Library meeting room. Hobday was appointed the assistant lighthouse keeper at Seahorse Key by President Ulysses Grant. She is buried in the historic cemetery in the shadow of the lighthouse. After publishing her first book, Cedar Keys Light Station, the response sparked a renewed interest in this little known national treasure. After 10 years of research, Toni Collins second book Lady of the Lighthouse: A Biography was born. Toni Collins tells the story dressed as the assistant lighthouse keeper and the story of the lighthouse and its employees. For information, call 438-4520.Knights schedule 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 in Dunnellon. 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.Vendors, sponsors sought for eventThe Historic Village Shops of Dunnellon will host its 15th annual Victorian Holiday from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Historic Village. The event will include a snow slide, horse and carriage rides, vendors and more. Organizers are accepting applications for arts and vendors. They are also in need of sponsors for the snow slide, so that it can continue to keep the event free to the public. For information about reserving a vendor space, volunteering or sponsoring this event, call 465-0603 or 954-895-6959. NEWS NOTES Dunnellon Business Assocation office ribbon-cutting ceremony JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsThe Dunnellon Business Association (DBA) recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new office location at 11223 N. Williams St,, Unit G in the Dunnellon Plaza. Cutting the ribbon, from left, are: Clovis Sawyer, board director; Nancy Myers, board director; Charlene Williams, board director; Mathew Baillargeon, president, executive board of directors; and Andy Arevalo, vice president, executive board of directors. Also pictured are members of the DBA as well as officials from the city of Dunnellon. COMMUNITY BRIEFS


10 Riverland News, Thursday, October 23, 2014 10/24-25.....................................9520 SW 207 Circle 10/23-25.......... ..................9045 SW 200 Terrace Rd. 10/24-25.............................................4527 Zinnia Ct 10/24..................... ........20222 SW 102nd Street Rd. 10/23-25..................................6015 N Kingwood Ter. 10/24-25........................................5780 N Calico Dr. 10/25 .....................Pine Ridge Community Wide Sale 10/25 ............................... .......5748 N Lamp Post Dr 10/23-25......................................4611 N. Buffalo Dr. 10/23-25..................................6081 N Kingwood Rd. 10/24-26..................................5780 N Larkspur Rd.. 10/24................................................428 NE 3rd Ave. 10/24-25.................................6551 S. Handcock Rd. 10/25........................................ .............506 Tina St. 10/25-26...................................983 N. Shortline Way 10/24-26.....................................62 New Florida Ave. 10/25.....................Citrus Hills-Community Wide Sale WEEKEND GARAGE SALE CHECK THEM OFF AS YOU GO! 000JLY2 want to keep it that way. Costello and her husband, Patrick, are part of a group of seven patrons who have been gathering at the restaurant for their dinner on Wednesday evening for the past few months. We all met while eating at the restaurant. Everyone is so friendly here and we became friends, Kathy Appie of Inverness said. The couple that just left were from The Villages. The remainder of the group consists of Jim and Gloria Casey, who moved here from Cape Cod and discovered the seafood eatery from her mothers friend, Jules Yakus. The food here is cooked New England style, the Caseys both remarked about the taste and freshness of their dinner. The group is concerned the little restaurant will become so popular that they wont be able to get a reservation for their usual Wednesday dinner, but Debbie assured them they would always make room for their regulars. The restaurant was not part of the original dream when the Galeazzis moved here from New York. We spoke of starting this business and when we first got here I would get a full time job and we could open the business in three years, John remembered. With $5,000 and a car load of stuff we moved down here and rented a house. They chose Dunnellon because Debbies brother lived in Crystal River and there was a pre-existing fish market for rent. Unfortunately the store was already rented by the time they arrived, but the landlord still took their name. The first step was trying to find a location when the landlord called to tell us the place was now available and asked if we still wanted it, Debbie said. We opened about two months later with two fish cases. They advertised for two weeks before they had the grand opening of the Simply Seafood fish market on July 26, 2007. On the first day we took in $110 and the reality of what we were doing set in, John said. On Dec. 24, we went over $1,000 and it was a sign that we should keep going. Fortunately, John had gotten a full-time job at Walmart to help with expenses when they first moved here eight years ago. He is still working there and helping out with the business. They both decided to get into the seafood market business because of their varied fish industry backgrounds. Debbie worked summers on different types of charter boats up north and then came south in the winter to work in the fish houses. It (the fish) would come off the boat and we would have to clean and prepare the fish before they went to the different restaurants, Debbie said. John was an avid fisherman and was involved with the retail aspect of the seafood business, only on a bigger scale than what they currently have now. Our backgrounds are different, he said. We have a great knowledge of fish, but we are still learning. The eventual opening of the restaurant two years ago was a result of Johns enthusiasm and customers asking them how to cook and prepare the different fish they were buying. John was so enthusiastic about opening the restaurant, Debbie said smiling. My kick in the butt husband convinced me that we could do it. They moved into the small place next to the seafood market and planned their menu. They decided everything would be fresh made, cooked to order and made from scratch. Everywhere we go, the seafood on the menu is all fried. Why not have fish that isnt fried? John questioned. Lets give the people something out of their comfort zone and make it really good. The Simply Seafood restaurant opened its doors in November 2012 with a chef, but that didnt work out for long. Soon a second chef was hired and health problems forced him to leave. Debbie took over the role of cooking about four months ago to rave reviews. I would come here after working at Walmart and work the tables and get positive feedback from the customers, John said. They didnt even know Deb was cooking. Since Debbie took over the job of cooking they hired Carlos Ramirez to help by waiting on tables and doing a little bit of everything. Carlos has been a friend of ours for a long time and he came to help us, Debbie said. Well keep Carlos on as long as hes willing to stay. The eatery offers fresh seafood obtained from Tampa, Orlando, Homosassa and a northern purveyor provides the New England scallops, salmon and lobster, according to the owners. For those who dont eat seafood, the menu has a few chicken choices available and they offer a non-seafood special on most days. We can cook most anything if someone cant eat seafood, Debbie said. We want to please everyone. The Simply Seafood restaurant is at 12149 S. Williams St. It is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For information or to make reservations, call 465-1554.Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at augie@ thingsintown.com. Puzzle answers on Page 3 SIMPLYcontinued from page 1 City hosts pair of ground-breaking ceremonies Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsABOVE: City of Dunnellon officials recently hosted a ground-breaking ceremony at the Rio Vista wastewater treatment plant. Three years after purchasing the Rio Vita wastewater treatment facility for $10, the citys plans to decommission the decades-old facility are now underway after two years of clearing hurdles and moving roadblocks. Pictured, from left, are: Nathan Whitt, mayor; Penny Fleeger, councilwoman; Josephine Jo Wise, president of the Rio Vista Civic Association; Eddie Esch, city manager; and Dennis Evans, vice mayor. BELOW: Officials from the city of Dunnellon, Marion County and multiple state a gencies recently hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for the bicycle trail spur at Blue Run Park. The project is expected to take 150 days to complete. at the Rio Vista wastewater treatment plant. Pictured, from left, are: Dennis Evans, vice mayor; Eddie Esch, city manager; Nathan Whitt, mayor; Lynne McAndrew, councilwoman; Kathy Bryant, Marion County Commissioner; and Penny Fleeger, councilwoman.


RIVERLANDSPORTSRiverland News, Thursday, October 23, 2014 11 Bulldogs nip DHS rally DWIGHT PORTER/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon coach Price Harris chats with his offensive unit during their second-half rally, in which the Tigers outscored Suwan nee 28-18. However, the third-ranked Bulldogs held on for a 52-35 victory. It was Dunnellons second straight loss after reeling off five straight victories. The Tigers will attempt to end their losing streak at 7:30 p.m. today at Gainesville Eastside. Tigers aim to snap slide at Eastside Dunnellon coach Price Harris knows the end results of the Tigers 52-35 loss to thirdranked Suwannee wasnt what his squad had hoped for coming off a disheartening blowout loss to North Marion the week before. But what the first-year Tiger coach did learn is his team might be able to look back on the second half of their District 5A-5 tilt against the Bulldogs and realize it was when Dunnellon turned the corner for the future. In the second half, the players understood they can play with this team, but by the time we realized it, we had got in such a hole, said Harris, whose team outscored Suwannee, 28-18, in the second half. We got a couple of possessions and scored we came back and made it 45-35. That last onside kick, we just couldnt get to it, and they recovered it. The defense started stepping up in the second half, got a couple of turnovers. (The kids) fought and they clawed. I was still proud of them. We really fought, we never gave up. The key was we continued to fight. Thats what I was so proud of; they didnt give up. Hopefully that will carry over in last two games and into the future. The third-ranked Bulldogs jumped all over Dunnellon in the first half, racing out to a 357 halftime lead. Harris said his teams firsthalf performance wasnt because from lingering effects of the Tigers 43-0 loss to North Marion the week before, but was due to poor execution. We just didnt execute to begin with, we missed a couple of blocks, we dropped a few passes and missed a few tackles, he said. Once we started to execute, we started playing much better. Dunnellon doesnt have the luxury of contemplating about its past two games, as the Tigers take to the road tonight for another District 5A-5 contest against Gainesville Eastside. Despite their 2-5 overall mark, the Rams are 2-2 in district play, in a two-way tie for third with Dunnellon. Eastside also has speed, a troublesome problem this past season for the Tigers, notably evident in their past two games, both losses. We havent done really well with the speed factor the past couple of weeks, Harris said. Offensively, theyre very good. They can beat up on you easily. A victory is important because the Tigers arent out of the playoff picture yet, Harris said, but his team will need plenty of assistance from Santa Fe come Friday night. The Raiders will play against North Marion, and a loss by the Colts would create a three-way tie for second place among Santa Fe, North Marion and Dunnellon. Now we just have to be really big Santa Fe Raider fans, because if they can pull off the upset, he said, noting it would force a threeway tie. Before it was in our hands, because we could take care of our business. But now, hopefully, Santa Fe will help us out a little. DMS gears up for Red Ribbon Week activities October is National Bully Prevention Month and Oct. 22 was National SAVE Day. We have been meeting Mondays and with each after-school meeting the Dunnellon Middle School SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Club has discussed bullying. One day, club members watched an informative short video, did team building exercises, another day students filmed a commercial/PSA regarding bullying. During lunch, from Oct. 16 to Oct. 21, students were asked to stand up and pledge to be violence free for the rest of the year by signing pledges that were links of a paper chain. On Oct. 22, during National SAVE Day, we asked everyone to join us in solidarity by wearing orange and purple. By doing so, they were showing they were breaking the code of silence and helping us Break the Chain of Violence. We symbolically took the paper link chain and broke it and hung the broken pieces up to represent throughout Red Ribbon Week, our continued pledge to be bully free. Red Ribbon Week will be today through Oct. 31 at Dunnellon Middle School. Please join us in our week of activities as we bring awareness to the ills of drugs, alcohol, and violence. Our theme is Keep Calm and Stay Bully and Drug Free. The kickoff is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Ocala Police Department, and Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal DUNNELLON AT GAINESVILLE EASTSIDE WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m. today at Citizens Stadium. RADIO: WOW 104.9 FM. RECORDS: Dunnellon 53 overall, 2-2 District 5A-5; Gainesville 2-5, 2-2. LAST WEEK: The Tigers fell to third-ranked Suwannee, 52-35; the Rams toppled Crystal River, 41-23. PLAYERS TO WATCH: RBs Rudy Sinflorant and Josh Williams each rushed for 134 yards and one touchdown, while Williams caught three passes for 39 yards including a touchdown. QB Dante White was 12-for-21 passing for 135 yards and one score, but threw two interceptions. All told, the Tigers churned 505 yards of total offense. LB Zahid Hujurat had a game-high 13 tackles, pushing his season total to a team-best 104 this season. DB QuaShaud Smith had seven tackles and one interception while Matthew Tootie Livermore also had an interception for the Tigers. Eastside QB KJ Minter three for scoring passes of 20, 55 and 6 yards in the Rams 41-23 victory against Crystal River a week ago. RB Octavius Simmons had one touchdown on the ground and caught one of Minters three TD passes. RBs Zay Young also added a scoring run. Tiger to Cubs program back at Dunnellon Elementary The Dunnellon Elementary School Tiger to Cubs program has returned. Last week, a number of students from Dunnellon High School were on campus to pair up with their buddies. This is a successful program started four years ago by Danielle Prinz. The high school students come once a week before their school starts to mentor and be a buddy to elementary students. In the future, there will be book studies as well as field trips that Tiger to Cub students will participate in. Students here at Dunnellon Elementary really look up to their buddies and benefit from the one-on-one time. We need to give a shout out to Morgan Luckey, Tiger to Cubs coordinator from Dunnellon High, and Denise Fields, fourth-grade teacher at Dunnellon Elementary, for their hard work in orchestrating this successful program again this year. Please help us congratulate, Mary Blanchette, Dunnellon Elementarys Teacher of the Year, and Michele Goode, Rookie Teacher of the Year. Blanchette is a National Board Certified teacher in literacy (reading and writing). Since 2007, Blanchette has been awarded more than $21,000 in grants to assist our school and students. The Dunnellon Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) has formed for the new school year. Officers are: Lisa OTeney, president; Wendy Kimball, Vice president; Ms. Geatches, secretary; and Kathy Hainish and Nicole Sasnett, treasurers. The PTO has plans for a winter carnival and the event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. There will be a display of Christmas trees from around the world with classes decorating each tree vying for votes from attendees.Calendar of events Today Red Ribbon Days kick off, Put a cap on Drugs (wear a cap). Friday No school for students, teacher work day. Oct. 27 Line Up to Sign Up (students wear red and sign a pledge banner). Oct. 27 Ocala Civic Theater in cafeteria at 12:45 for grades 2 through 5. Oct. 31 United Way student campaign kick off, (book character dress up $1). Special to the Riverland NewsDunnellon High and Elementary school students gather in the Media Room during the first meeting of Tiger to Cubs program this season. RITA HUTTON For the Riverland News 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.Catholic church collecting box topsThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box tops and labels can be dropped off at the church office or put in the container in the church narthax. For information, call 489-5954.Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For information, visit www.manateediv.org or call Todd Dunn, commanding officer, at 352-212-5473 or tdunn @manateediv.org.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. Dunnellon. NEWS NOTES See DMS page 13 JEFF BRYANRIVERLAND NEWS JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon running back Rudy Sinflorant rushed for 134 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries against the Bulldogs.


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the public is welcome. There will be food, fun, entertainment and information. Red Ribbon Week activities include: My Hero Monday This is where everyone will be encouraged to dress up like the person who inspires them the most and they look up to as a hero. We also have purchased our own ribbons and will pass them out to each student and faculty member on this day and they will be asked to wear them all week in celebration of RRW. Tuesday, Decade Day & Sock It to Drugs day! On this day everyone can dress up in fashions from their favorite decade or craziest socks. We have skits/commercials we are filming to run on our Morning Madness to show examples of the different styles. Wednesday, Team Drug Free Spirit Day This day is to represent how to be a successful team player, you must be drug free. Everyone will wear their favorite team shirts or jerseys. Thursday, Power Tag Thursday & Wear Red Everyone will be asked to wear red or have their ribbons on. Every student, faculty and staff member will be given a name tag to wear. On the tag, instead of their name, it will be a characteristic they see in themselves that will reflect them positively. Example: strong, nice, friendly etc. That is what they will be addressed as for the day. Friday, Costume Day Drugs can be scary and when people do drugs they may look and feel weird. In addition, we will have a poster contest using our ribbon theme, a song/poetry contest using this years theme Respect Yourself and Respect Others, and a line up where students sign a banner making their pledge. Fellowship of Christian Athletes will collect the following items to send to servicemen and women, for more information or a complete list of items visit https://OperationShoeBox.com. Please donate any of the following items that you can and bring them to Mrs. Reddicks room before Nov. 12. We will pack items to ship Nov. 12 during FCAs early release meeting. Parker Whitmore, a Dunnellon Middle School student, won a $50 gift card to Target in the Coupons for Education drawing, which the district recently held. Congratulations to all students and schools that put so much effort into raising money for their schools. The DMS Advanced band will attend Romeo Elementarys Romeo Round-Up today and Friday, eighth-grade band members will go to West Port High School for another football game performance. Thank you for your dedication to music and sharing your gift with the Dunnellon community. Dunnellon Middle School continues to offer free tutoring for any student who would like additional help in their core subjects. Both beforeand afterschool sessions are available. Morning tutoring is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Media Center; and the afternoon session is from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., also in the Media Center. Schedule of Events 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. today Cross country practice. 8 a.m. Friday Middle School cross country meet at Forest High School. Studentathletes need to be registered by 7:30 a.m. at Forest. Monday Picture retakes. Please have your student bring the pictures from the Sept. 18 picture day to return to the photographer for retakes. 5/6 p.m. Tuesday DMS volleyball teams will play at Horizon Middle School. The boys game will begin at 5 p.m. and the girls game will begin at 6. Friday, Oct. 31 First quarter report cards will be issued; final payment for eighth-grade students going on the Washington, D.C., trip is due. For information, call Dean Thomas at 4656720; and students, for $1, can wear their Halloween costumes. Proceeds benefit United Way of Marion County. Costumes must be within DMS dress code guidelines. same here. I brought that servant mentality to Dunnellon with me, Golden said. Before fully implementing the plan, Golden approached Price Harris in January, shortly after the veteran football coach was hired as Frank Beasleys replacement. Harris explained Gruffs Tap & Grill would provide meals for the team at its home games, but the first-year coach was excited about meals being provided for away games. When Golden shared his ideas with the congregation, Golden said, there was little to no discussion, but a call to action. The Board said, Lets do it, Golden recalled. So along with Golden, the church members drew up their own game plan for feeding the Dunnellon High varsity football team when the Tigers would take to the road. Not only has the varsity team been feed on a regular basis, but monies collected have been able to provide meals for the junior varsity squad, too. Weve got a game plan, which is were flexible. We were willing to take it on, said Golden, who relocated to Florida with his wife, Krista; son, Levi, 10; and daughter, Molly, 8. He credited his wife and family with being supportive in the endeavor. My wife is with me every Friday night, she brings the halftime snacks to the locker room, she travels to the away games. The (Dunnellon) police officers assist her at halftime, bringing in the coolers and setting up to help pass out the snacks. But the program, so to speak, has grown by leaps and bounds in the past two months, Golden said, attributing its success to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Hope Lutheran Church, Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church and the Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Center for their respective assistance, whether it was providing a meal or contributing funds to help pay for food. Christine (Avinas) daughters have been involved with our youth program for a while now, and with her work at Annie Johnsons she was able to help provide fruit for the players at halftime. Thats been a great contribution, Golden said, crediting the five to six volunteers who pick up the fruit Friday afternoons. Then, he added, they spent an additional two to three hours cutting it up and placing it in baggies for the players. Golden applauded the efforts of Betty Webb for organizing the team meals, lining up volunteers. Shes been instrumental in making it all happen, Golden said. In addition, its been the knowledge of Peter and Betty Beyer for cooking the main course. Former restaurant owners before retiring, Golden said the Beyers understanding of what is needed to prepare large meals has been wonderful. They are kind of our church cooks. They prepare the main dishes, get it cooked when its needed, said Golden, noting meals are prepared based on the needs of carbohydrates and proteins. Most dinners consist of chicken and pastas. Our church here is very supportive of the idea, Golden said. They are very energetic, very enthusiastic. Our people have responded very, very well. We have a lot of retirees from all over the U.S. who came to Florida to enjoy their lives, and they really are making an impact and making a difference. Thats what its all about. The boys are wonderful and always show their appreciation. They love it. Betty Beyer said the experience has been a blessing. Its been very, very rewarding, said Betty Beyer, who has lived in the Dunnellon area for the past 11 years since she and her husband moved here 11 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. The boys, the girls, the coaches, they are so appreciative. Its extremely rewarding, its been fun to be a part of the community, be a part of the young peoples lives. The boys, not one of them, passes in front of us without saying thank you. Betty Beyer credited Betty Webb for her efforts. Without Ms. Betty Webb, without her coordination, getting papers in order, getting volunteers, it would have been very, very difficult without her, she explained, adding if Golden seeks to do it again next year, were first in line to help. Dunnellon coach Price Harris considers the efforts of all of those involved, unbelievable. Thats people in the community stepping in for the kids, giving up their time, giving of themselves, the firstyear skipper said. Its just a blessing. Tom has been a blessing the whole year. These churches and organizations have been a blessing. He just wants to bless the kids, when you have individuals like that thats something special. Thats what this community is all about: the kids come first and thats why Im so proud to be here. Golden also serves as the teams chaplain, a task he thoroughly enjoys, but does not take lightly either. He said hes not there for just the players, but the coaches as well. Hes a super duper guy and a great man, Harris said. Hes a guy you can lean on, you can talk to when needed thats huge. Hes just a guy whos there for the program. He wants to see the program be successful; he has no ulterior motives. He just wants to see the kids of Dunnellon having success and being treated right. Golden credits Harris with helping his and his familys transition to Florida be an easy adjustment. (Price) has been a vital component for helping me feel welcomed and comfortable in moving to Florida, Golden said. Our friendship is strong. I think hes a great man, a great coach. I like the way he disciplines the players, but loves on the boys, too. I think God has put him in my life as much as hes put me into his life. Golden is hopeful as he becomes more involved in the community, other churches will become involved in assisting with not just the football program, but the school as a whole. Im all about whatever we can do to draw our community together, its all for the better, he said. It takes down a lot of walls. In my mind, its not a church thing. Its a God thing and a community thing when it comes to helping out the high school or the athletic programs. For information about how to contribute to pregame meals, call Golden at 419-631-5640. Riverland News, Thursday, October 23, 2014 13 000JIE3 AIR CONDITIONING 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 Where Quality And Price Meet 000JCOV CAC035472 LIC. & INS. 465-5353 www.dunnellonair.com AIR CONDITIONING Replacement Specialists 000ITYH DUNNELLON MARION CITRUS 489-3917 Licensed & Insured #CAC1813249 Specializing In System Change-outs We Service All Brands Maintenance Agreements Comfort Club Discounts 24 Hour Emergency Service BBB RATING A+ AC AND HEATING 445-4584 Join Our Satisfied Customers! 000JGNC POOL CLEANING KZ AFFORDABLE POOL SERVICE Reliable No Commitments No Contracts Lic. 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SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2013 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $39 99 With coupon. SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000JCFR 000JCFR 711178 DIAL-A-PRO RIVERLAND For Your Professional Needs... Call Darlene 352-489-2731 Call Darlene 352-489-2731 DWIGHT PORTER/For the Riverland NewsThe Rev. Tom Golden, who is the pastor of First Assembly of God in Dunnellon, prays with the Dunnellon High football team and cheerleaders after the Tigers last seconds victory against Crystal River this season. 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be built on the golf course never happened and the condition of the golf course and the club house has gotten worse. If you are going to own a business at least have a little pride in it. If one business is not successful, why do you open a second business (Kaprelian Real Estate) and pull assets out of one to create the other? When you rob Peter to pay Paul, it catches up with you and that has happened here. The club had a major water leak/sinkhole situation in May 2014 and the alleged insurance settlement was $361,475. Allegedly, the money was never used to fix the club, but it did buy Mr. Kaprelian a house in Jacksonville. The road widening of U.S. 41 is in its early stages with construction not scheduled to start until at least 2018. Mr. Kaprelian is going to close the club now. Why? So the residents should buy it for a cool $2.3 million not happening and Mr. Kaprelian is flushed with cash again so he can go off on his next adventure. Im sorry, but I dont want to be part of it. I dont like to be bullied. Sell it or shut it down and get out of town. Mary Camara Stone,Rainbow SpringsPurchasing golf course waste of moneyOnce again the current owner of the Rainbow Springs Golf Course is attempting to sell the property to area residents, citing all sorts of horror stories about what might happen if such an agreement isnt made. I take issue with not only the premise, but the pitch. I moved here from Southwest Florida and the No. 1 resort development in the country, according to the National Association of Homebuilders, with its very own signature golf course. That first-class course was struggling to achieve profitability, along with others in the U.S., which are failing at the rate of one every 48 hours. What makes anyone here think the Rainbow Springs golf course could do any better? This issue was addressed shortly after I moved here two years ago. About twothirds of Rainbow Springs Homeowners Association residents voted against spending money on a feasibility study to purchase the golf course at that time. Why should anyone want to consider it now that its apparently in even more trouble than before? There is little real evidence that our property values would be affected by the lack of a golf course. Most of us didnt move here for the golf. Rainbow Springs is not a golf community per se. Its a series of communities in which a very small portion of the residents 170 or so are golfing members of a private club playing at their own expense. Golf courses are now in fact liabilities to home ownership in so-called planned golf communities. Rainbow Springs property owners were recently threatened with pictures of abandoned golf courses elsewhere going to seed. Potential county regulations to discourage this kind of thing are being considered. There are other golf courses available for recreational golf for the relatively small number of local golfers. The clubhouse is two decades old and in need of some repair. Buying a golf course just to keep the grass mowed and have some place to congregate would be a stunningly poor decision. Requiring homeowners to pay for golf courses has been successfully challenged in court, and would no doubt be again should it occur here. (There has been no indication that such a requirement has been considered at this time were it even legal to do so.) What does comes to mind as a potential win-win scenario is converting the Rainbow Springs Golf Course into a conservation trust, state park or permanent wildlife preserve instead. I dont know if the current owners have explored this option, but considering its location in prime spring shed area and the likely passing of Amendment 1 (Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative) in the November election, it seems an idea worth pursuing. I moved to the area partly to avoid having to pour money into yet another cash sinkhole (aka golf course). Judging by feedback from neighbors, most of us feel the same way we did two years ago. I do, however, believe that repurposing the Rainbow Springs Golf Course into a protected area for the benefit of our world class Rainbow Springs and every resident in Marion County and beyond is, indeed, a worthwhile pursuit. I hope the present owners will pursue this avenue instead of trying to convince Rainbow Springs retirees to foot the bill for yet another golf course failure. Kathryn Taubert,Rainbow Springs 14 Riverland News, Thursday, October 23, 2014 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. 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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: AKKs Painting and Remodeling located at 15675 SE 91st Ct., Summerfield, FL 34491, in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Summerfield, FL, this 1330 day of Oct., 2014. /s/ Maribel A. Rodriguez Owner Publish: Oct. 23, 2014. 490-1023 RIV 11/7 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 10/27/2014 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. 1GCEK19ZX5Z281606 2005 CHEVROLET 4A3AJ56G8SE210402 1995 MITSUBISHI Published Oct. 23, 2014. 491-1023 RIV 11/7 sale PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: D & D TOWING OF OCALA gives Notice of 492-1023 RIV 11/4 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicles will be sold at public sale, free of all prior liens, per Fl Stat 713.78 at 10:00 AM on November 4, 2014 at Cash Towing, 2017 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala FL 34470, phone 352-286-6039. No 494-1023 RIV 11/3 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Tow Pros Of Ocala gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 11/03/2014, 8:00 am at 1914 N. Magnolia Ave Ocala, FL 34475, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Tow Pros of Ocala reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1N4AL11D85C227404 2005 Nissan Published Oct. 23, 2014. titles, as is, cash only. 1999 Chev 2G1FP22K2X2102479. 2007 BMW WBAWR33527PX78694 Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555. Published Oct. 23, 2014. Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 4125 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34479-2427, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statues. D & D TOWING OF OCALA reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. SALE: Nov. 7, @ 9 AM 1996 FORD VIN # 1FMDU32PXTZB38030 Published Oct. 23, 2014. 495-1030 RIV vs. Garcia, Nereyda Fernandez 2014-CA-001485 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 2014-CA-001485 21ST MORTGAGE CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF, vs. NEREYDA FERNANDEZ GARCIA, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF ACTION (Constructive Service -Property) TO: EVELIA OBESO LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 2721 SE 174TH PLACE, SUMMERFIELD, FL 34491 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EVELIA OBESO LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 2721 SE 174TH PLACE, SUMMERFIELD, FL 34491 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NEREYDA FERNANDEZ GARCIA LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 2721 SE 174TH PLACE, SUMMERFIELD, FL 34491 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 K AS SHOWN ON THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF SILVER SPRINGS ACRES AND FILED ON PAGE 224 OF THE UNRECORDED PLAT BOOK IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE WEST CORNER OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 17 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST; THENCE N. 00 DEGREES 9 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 340.00 FEET; THENCE N. 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 984.36 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N. 00 DEGREES 6 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 23.58 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE CONTINUE N. 00 DEGREES 6 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 305.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE N. 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 130.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE S. 00 DEGREES 6 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 305.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE CONTINUE S. 00 DEGREES 6 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 23.47 FEET; THENCE S. 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 130.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING SUBJECT TO AN INGRESS/EGRESS EASEMENT DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE AFOREMENTIONED POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N. 00 DEGREES 6 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 23.58 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE N. 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 130.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE S. 00 DEGREES 6 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 23.47 FEET; THENCE S. 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 130.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A2008 NOBILITY MANUFACTURED HOME, KINGSWOOD MODEL 28 X 60, HAVING SERIAL #N8-13354A AND N8-13354B LOCATED ON AND PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID LAND. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 2721 SE 174th Place, Summerfield, FL 34491 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 3330 Cumberland Blvd., Suite 300, Atlanta GA 30339, 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 once a week for two consecutive weeks in THE RIVERLAND NEWS. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Marion, Florida, on the 16 day of October, 2014. DAVID R. ELLSPERMANN, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ N. Hernandez, As Clerk, Circuit Court, Marion County, Florida 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 for Marion County, Tameka Gordon, at (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. Published Oct. 23 & 30, 2014. 493-1030 RIV Trested, Clifton D. 2014-CP-1663 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2014-CP-1663 IN RE: ESTATE OF CLIFTON D. TRESTED Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CLIFTON TRESTED, deceased, whose date of death was July 24, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is October 23, 2014 Personal Representative: /s/ Kenneth C. Trested 8122 SW 106th Place, Ocala, Florida 34481 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ LORENZO RAMUNNO, Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA, 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 E-Mail: ramunnolaw@gmail.com SecondaryE-Mail:ramunnolaw34476@gmail.com www.ramunnolawfirm.com Published October 23 & 30, 2014. Todays New Ads CARGO TRAILER 7 x 14 dual axles, elec. brakes, new 10 ply tires, E-track, side door, drop ramp door $2,500. (352) 322-1813 DUNNELLON20222 SW 102nd Street Road Friday 10/24 Women of Rainbow Springs Village Church indoor yard sale. 8am-3pm. 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The 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, camp grounds and RV parks) in Marion County. Grant applications are available on an ongoing basis. To obtain an application, visit www.ocala marion.com and click on the Partners tab. You may also obtain the application packet directly from part ners.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 about the Visitors and Convention Bureau grants program, contact Ashley Dobbs at 352-438-2806 or email ashley.dobbs@marion countyfl.org. Tourism grants available AARP Driver Safety Classes slatedAn AARP Driver Safety Program for those 50 and older which, with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $20 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $15. Bring your AARP card with you. This course will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 at the sheriffs office substation on U.S. 41. For information, call 465-6359.Photography exhibit open at libraryThroughout 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. For information about the exhibit, call 438-2520.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.Boys & Girls Clubs seek donationsMany Boys & Girls Clubs are benefiting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. People wishing to donate their cars or for information call 800-246-0493. NEWS NOTESRiverland News, Thursday, October 23, 2014 15 Deadline: October 17 | Noon GARAGE SALE WEEKEND BE PART OF... For OnlyOct 24-26 000JJK7 DHS football team donates to Michelle-O-Gram JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsThe Dunnellon High School football program made a donation to the Michelle-O-Gram on Friday night during halftime of the Tigers contest against Suwannee. Pictured, from left, are: Principal Ken McAteer, coach Price Harris, Brittany Hytovick, Valerie Hanch ar, Dane Hobbs, Lisa Hamm, Becca Gibbs, Elaine Hobbs, Dalton Hobbs, Andy Stancil, Mattie Gibbs and Sydney Hanchar. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Tigers players and cheerleaders sported pink apparel during the game. The Michelle-OGram 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. The Michelle-O-Gram 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. For information, call the Michelle-O-Gram message line at 352-469-6006. Leave your name, date of birth and the type of assistance needed and they will return your call.


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