Title: Citrus County chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028315/00044
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Title: Citrus County chronicle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Citrus County Chronicle
Publisher: Scofield Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Inverness, Fla.
Inverness Fla
Publication Date: February 13, 2005
Copyright Date: 2006
Frequency: daily[<1987-1995>]
weekly[ former <1939-1968>]
semiweekly[ former <1980-1981>]
Subject: Newspapers -- Inverness (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Citrus County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Citrus -- Inverness
Coordinates: 28.839167 x -82.340278 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1889?
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 48, no. 51 (June 8, 1939).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028315
Volume ID: VID00044
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 15802799
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Eldea Allar child speaks out

Said other children

have been calling
Some of John and Linda Dollar's
seven children, now in the custody
of the Department of Children and

Families, have been secretly call-
ing their oldest sister, asking to
stay with her.
The Dollar children were
removed from their home in
January after telling authorities
their adoptive parents tortured
them. Detectives believe the chil-
dren 'endured electric shocks, toe-
nails being pulled with pliers,
bondage by chains or locking plas-
tic strips, feet struck by hammers

and malnourishment to the point
of stunted growth and subnormal
body weight
Shanda Shelton, 25, lives in
Pasco County, and is the Dollars'
oldest child. The Dollars adopted
her when she was 4 months old.
She is now married and has sever-
al children.
"They have been contacting her
secretly and telling her they want
to be with her," Shelton's attorney

Bill Grant said.
Shelton's parents called her
when the children were taken,
Grant said, and asked if she would
bring clothes to DCF for her sib-
lings. When Shelton contacted
DCF, she asked how her brothers
and sisters were doing and if she
could see them.
"Here we are three weeks later,
and they haven't, gotten back to
her," Grant said.

Now, Shelton will appear at a
court hearing Tuesday, asking for
unsupervised visits with her sib-
lings and starting the process of
obtaining relative/caregiver status.
"These children deserve to be
with their adopted sister," Grant
Grant said that in Florida, DCF
should seek to place children with
non-offending family members
Please see DOLLAR/Page 7A


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stay on


Tom Sarver began using air-
boats years ago, after he was
accidentally electrocuted
while working on a power line
for Florida Power. The shock
to his body caused a painful
bone disease that forced him
to give up his saltwater boat
and switch to a vessel that did-
n't jar his body an airboat.
Airboats glide smoothly
across inland waterways and
do not jar the operators and
passengers. Sarver said that
was the reason he switched to
airboats. The jarring of a con-
ventional boat in saltwater
waves was too painful for him.
But the disabled 42-year-old
Citrus County native is wor-
ried that growing pressure
from new residents in Citrus
County to eliminate airboat
noise from the Tsala Apopka
Chain of Lakes could lead to a
local ban on airboats and vio-
late his right to use the lakes
for recreation.
"It's aggravating to me. I feel
every week the thing I really
enjoy is going to be taken away
from me because of a handful
ofknuckleheads," he said.
The question of whether
controls are needed on airboat
noise was raised last Tuesday
by a group of waterfront resi-
dents on Lake Todd, in the
Hernando Pool of the Tsala
Apopka Chain of Lakes. They
told commissioners their sleep
is disturbed at night by air-
boats and they feel the county
should do something to stop
what they consider a violation
Iof their right to peace and,
quiet in their homes.
That's exactly what worries
Sarver and others in the air-
boat community.
Ron Bailey, a past president
of the Citrus County Airboat
Alliance, said.the problem is
Please see BOATERS/Page 5A


Chuck Rackley, owner of Airboat Pro's on State Road 44 East In Sumter County, skims across the Withlacoochee River with his quiet
airboat, the Pro Stroker 148. The boat can operate at much lower sound levels than traditional airboats. The exhaust system muffles
the engine and the special propeller slices through thealir with less noise.

Board of County Commissioners mulls over first-ever airboat noise rule


In Citrus County, the roar of an airboat
engine is a sweet'sound to the operators,
but a dreaded disturbance for many resi-
dents living in waterfront communities.
The airboat community and many of the
complaining residents have vowed to
cooperate in finding a solution to the air-
boat noise issue, but the continuing frus-
tration on both sides has forced the issue
into the political arena.
The Citrus County Commission began
taking notice after a group of waterfront
residents contacted commission candi-

If I had a million
dollars, you'd see the
airboat of the future.

Chuck Rackley
about designing quieter airboats.

dates during the election to ask about
their position on airboat noise and its dis-
turbing effect on their neighborhoods.
Those candidates fortunate enough to
be elected to the County Commission
heard more about the noise issue after

they assumed office.
Citrus County has no rules governing
airboat noise. Chapter 327 in Florida
Statutes requires watercraft to be reason-
ably muffled, and the muffling must be
effective. It also offers counties the option
of adding an airboat sound regulation to
their arsenal of laws.
Commissioners recently instructed staff
to draft an amended noise ordinance that
would limit airboat sound to 90 decibels at
a distance of 50 feet from the boat The
language comes from the state statute on
airboat noise.
Airboat noise control would be one sec-
Please see INDUSTRY/Page 5A

ABOVE: Chuck Rackley ex-
plains the exhaust system he
uses to muffle the engine noise
of his quiet airboats. Using this
design, Rackley said he gains
power and reduces noise.





In the past eight years,
Richard and Beth Chruszcz
have been awakened many
times at their Ozello home as
airboats leave a local bar at
closing time, they say
On the other hand, they say
about half the airboat opera-
tors driving past their home
near the St Martin's River on
Citrus County's west side make
an effort to be courteous by
remaining at idle speed.
They support a proposed
change to the county's noise
ordinance that would require
airboats to generate no more
than 90 decibels of sound at 50
feet The ordinance, they' say,
would be a good start toward
restoring the peace and quiet
of their waterfront neighbor-
"We're not trying to get rid of
airboats or ban them. That
would be the last straw,"
Richard Chruszcz said. "The
technology is out there to
abide by the decibel rule."

Please see NOISE/Page 4A

'Manzy' Miley: Born with racing in his blood


Whenever you were with Manzy
Miley you were in for a laugh. "Smiley
Miley" some folks called him, with
that big grin of his. Some say his smile
was almost as big as his heart.
James ."Manzy" Miley died in an
auto accident Feb. 4. He was 51.
"We were 9, maybe 10, and my dad
stopped by to visit his dad," recalled
Manzy's lifelong friend Lucky
Whitton. "His dad asked what I was
doing and I said not much, so he said,

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'Good go with
Manzy' His dad had a
fuel oil business. I got
in the big ol' tanker
truck with Manzy,
when Manzy took off
driving through Inver-
ness toward the fair-
grounds!" James
Lucky yelled, 'Manzy'
"Where we going?" Miley
He was scared that
they'd get caught -
they were only kids. But Manzy, even
back then, just laughed. "We're going
to Brooksville," he told Lucky. Some

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Deck designers come up with new and
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customers needed fuel oil and he was
just making a delivery for his dad.
"Those Miley boys drove before
they could walk," Lucky said.
As a Miley boy, cars were a big part
of Manzy's life. At one time his father,
Baker Miley, a longtime announcer at
Citrus County Speedway races, ran a
garage, and the Miley brothers, Fred,
Manzy and Corky, would fiddle
around with the cars. All the boys

Day offerings
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raced at the Speedway, as well. In ear-
lier years, Manzy drove the J &J Auto
Sales stock car. In later years he was
the radio guy, the spotter, who talked
to the drivers during the race.
His childhood hero was the late
NASCAR driver Tiny Lund. As a kid
he would say, "I'm Tiny Lund, No. 55."

Please see MANZY/Page 4A
James "Manzy" Miley was a regular
at the Citrus County Speedway,
racing there since he was a boy. He
died In an auto accident Feb. 4.
Special to the Chronicle

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Last week's results: Do you
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Animals" to begin a search.

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AGE: adult
0D #: 45685

MAIL'-: Cuddles
AGE yng adult
ID #: 45816

To enquire about the ani-
mals listed here, refer to the
type (cat or dog), age group
and gender in a search.
The shelter can help you
save an innocent pet. The
shelter is in Inverness near

NAME: (none)
AGE: puppy
ID #: 45881

NAME: (none)
AGE: adulf
0I #: 46855

the airport. It is open for
adoptions from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Friday
and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Call 726-7660 for more

. NAME. Maggie
AGE: adult
ID #: 47638

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AGE: puppy
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ID #: 47169

Financial assistance for
spaying and neutering of
your adopted pet is avail-
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or from the Humane Society
of Citrus County, 341-2222.

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for Valentine's
The 6-year-old boys sat
side by side as they inspect-
ed their bag of loot.
"I love Valentine's Day,"
kindergartener Austin
Quandt said while searching
through his bag filled with
cards and candy.
"Oooooh," Anthony Pitta
teased his best friend.
"What?" Austin exclaimed.
"I do."
The tw.o boys stuck togeth-
er at Pleasant Grove
Elementary School's kinder-
garten Someone Special Day
on Friday morning.
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fhey'-Rbo r-boys.
and they have fun together:
The 'Valentine's Day cele-
bration was aimed at getting
the children to think about
the people they care most
about Family members were
invited to the kindergarten
classrooms to go to
Valentine's Day-themed
activities such as counting
heart-shaped candy on
graphs and decorating red
and purple cards.
"It gets parents and grand-
parents to come out and see
what their children are
doing," teacher Lori
Xenophon said.
Six-year-old Victoria
Venero invited her grand-
mother Dolores Venero from
Inverness to the special day.
"I wouldn't miss it for the
world," Venero said.
Venero made her grand-
daughter a red and pink
dress that Victoria proudly
wore Friday.
"She reminds me so much
of my daughter when she was
little," Venero said as her
.granddaughter drenched a
piece of construction paper
in glue and sequins. "Give
her a pair of scissors and a
role of Scotch tape at home
and she's happy."

Six-year-old Victoria Venero opens her Valentine's Day cards Friday morning in her Pleasant
Grove Elementary School kindergarten class. Several classes at the school held activities for
students and their loved ones revolving around Valentine's Day.

She reminds me so much of my daughter when she
was little.

Dolores Venero
said of her granddaughter who invited her to a Valentine's Day party.

Second-graders put themselves in historical shoes

Karen Abel's second-grade class presents its own wax museum
Thursday to fellow students and family. Students Included Cody
Baldner, Tyler King, Collin Ryan, Stacey Coester, Shyla Boos,
Dylan Earnheart, Kyle KIdd, Marquis Culanding, Almee Hall,
Cheyenna Ferrell, Zoey Fuqua, Ashlee Geller, Aaron Huse, Jacob
Lafleur, Andrew Lee, Tanner McClure, Rebecca Paugh, Tiffini Tate,
,Veronica Williams, Clay TIIIman.

Living museum performs for guests

A miniature Abraham
Lincoln, Helen Keller and Paul
Revere spent Thursday morn-
ing at Rock Crusher
Elementary School teaching
guests about their roles in
American history.
Karen Abel's second grade
class transformed their class-
room into a wax museum filled
with Americans such as Neil
Armstrong, Annie Oakley and
New York City firefighters.
Each child chose a historical
figure to play for the living
museum. When family mem-
bers and students approached
each child, they pushed an
imaginary button to make the
student recite memorized his-

tory for who they were dressed.
"Instead of me just reading
books to them, they get to actu-
ally be the coura-
geous Amer- The pro
icans," Abel said.
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teachers at Rock
Crusher have children
shared the wax.
museum cos- about hi
tumes for about
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ton, who estab-
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said. Zoey's uncle is currently
serving in Iraq and she
believes the Red Cross is help-
ing him.
Abel said the project not only
allows the chil-
ect not dren to learn
about historical
ws the figures but also
introduces them to
to learn public speaking.
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to portray pilot
Jut also Amelia Earhart,
but had trouble
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Manzy's first race car was No.
"Racing was in his blood,"
said his friend Dave Miller In
Manzy's honor, Miller and
some others made a duplicate
of the race car's door; friends
signed it and placed it next to
the casket at the funeral home
as a tribute to the man who
spent much of his life at the
race track
Of the three Miley brothers,
Manzy was the peacemaker, a
typical middle child. "Corky
and Freddy were the ones who
were always getting into trou-
ble," said Jeff Williams, one of
many of Manzy's dearest
friends. "All the deputies knew
the Miley brothers and when-
ever there was any trouble
somebody would always say,
'Go get Manzy,' and he'd take
care of things."
But Manzy did his share of
cutting up. "Manzy made trou-
ble," his brother Fred said,
"but nobody ever saw him do it
- he just never got caught!"

Continued from Page 1A

Jim Williams, who owns a
home in Riverhaven on Citrus
County's west coast, said air-
boats frequently wake him up
from naps as they roar past his
home. He said the tour boats
are the worst violators with
their massive engines and
"It's terrible. Some people
are more tolerant of loud
noise than others, but those
who can't tolerate it feel their
lives are being disrupted,"
Williams said.
Williams said the state of
New Jersey had a similar
problem with powerful cigar
boats. He said the state solved
the problem by requiring the
boat operators to keep sound
levels below 75 decibels at the
shoreline or face being cited
for a law violation.
He said the same type of law
would work here, but he also
believes every airboat should
be equipped with automobile
mufflers to control engine
sound. He said tests by the
state of Florida showed auto-
mobile mufflers are effective
in reducing engine sound in

As to how James Miley got
the nickname Manzy: When he
was little, his father used to
call him his "little man" and
say, "That's my
man." Along
the way it was
shortened to
"Manzy" and a big,
Everybody giant.
knew him sim-
ply as Manzy.
Manzy Miley about his frie
was simple in
the best sense

of the word. Give him a big
bowl of macaroni and cheese
and he was happy, a bowl of ice
cream and a dozen cookies and
he was ecstatic.
He liked to hunt, liked to
fish, liked to ride horses. He
quit smoking cigarettes years
ago, but he still liked his chew-
ing tobacco. Whenever his
friend Jeff would go up to
Georgia, he would bring Manzy
back a case of Morgan tobacco
because it was cheaper up
Manzy was a bit on the tight
side with his money, his friends
said, but not with his love or his

Arbor Lakes
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petitions to the
County Commission
about airboat

Williams doesn't buy the
argument made by many air-
boaters that they were here
first. He said the first
Riverhaven homes were built
about 1980, when there were
no airboats operating near the
As the state's population has
increased, the number of air-
boats and retirees has grown,
leading to conflicts, he said.
"We have two cultures in
collision," he said. "We have
the motorcycle gang ethic,
which is the airboats, and the
retirees. That's us."
Williams doesn't want to
drive airboats off the water, he
said, but he finds the noise
intolerable. He said the noise
needs to be controlled.
Bill Whalen, who lives in
Arbor Lakes, an eastside com-,
munity on Lake Todd in the

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Make him laugh, or let him
make you laugh, and you had a
friend for life. Even if you did-
n't laugh, he
would still be
S wa your friend.
le was His heart was
gentle big enough.
"He was a
big, gentle
giant," Roy
Brown said. "If
Roy Brown you needed
.nd, Manzy Miley. anything, if you
needed your
grass cut or a desk moved, he
was the one who would do it."
Manzy had his share of diffi-
culties. He and his first wife
buried two young sons. His sec-
ond marriage didn't last either,
but he got an adopted son,
James Bayly Miley, out of the
He didn't marry again, but
for the past eight years loved,
Renay Anderson and her
daughter Jessica, whom he
called his daughter.
A few years ago, when
Inverness got "too big," he
moved to a farm in Oxford,
near Wildwood where he liked

Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes,
said airboat noise is a season-
al thing.
In the summer, when win-
dows are open, the noise is the
worst. But he said airboat
noise problems are .increas-
"I called 911 one night about
the airboat noise. The dis-
patcher said I would have to
call back. There was some
type of interference," Whalen
recalled. "I said 'that's not
interference. It's the airboat.'"
He said one deputy pulled
up to his home in response to
his complaint and said they

caring for his livestock Oxford
was about as far away from his
native Citrus County as Manzy
ever wanted to go. He was hap-
piest just being with family and
friends and maybe taking a trip
to Golden Corral every now
and then.
He was a 30-year employee
of the Citrus County School
Board, starting out on a tractor
lawn mower, cutting grass and
ending up as a master trades-
man in the maintenance
department. He was set to
retire in April.
James "Manzy" Miley was
laid back and down to earth.
Not much of a talker, didn't
have any enemies. He liked
people. He hated heights and
wouldn't even go to a Bucs
game with his friend Jeff
because of sitting way up high
in the stadium. He was encour-
aging and positive, always
looked for the good in every sit-
"Everybody knew that Manzy
would always be there for
them," Fred Miley said. "It's
like Sam Himmel said he
touched people's hearts and he
didn't even know it."

were trying to do something,
but he also said he had owned
an airboat for 22 years.
He asked Whalen if he knew
airboats operated in the area
before he moved in.
Whalen is not the only per-
son complaining about airboat
noise in Arbor Lakes.
The community presented
263 petitions to the County
Commission last week asking
the board to do something to
control airboat noise.
Residents asked the com-
mission to follow through on
its proposal to adopt the state
decibel level rule.

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tion of the county's revised
noise ordinance. Assistant
County Attorney Michele
Slingerland is writing the draft
ordinance and expects to be
finished in about two weeks.
The current noise ordinance,
which makes no mention of air-
boat noise, is buried in the
Land Development Code
where few people know where
4 find it, including Sheriff's
"I have deputies call me all
the time saying, 'don't you have
a, noise ordinance?'" Sling-
erland said. "They don't have a
copy of the land development
code in their cars."
,,Except on rare occasions
prhen the Sheriff's Office has
ljen asked to participate, the
noise ordinance has been
enforced by the county's
Department of Development
Services code enforcement
section, according to Sheriff's
spokeswoman Gail Tierney
Tierney said the department
has two marine officers who
patrol the county's 19,000-acre
Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes
apd the county's seven rivers,
aid they enforce the county's
11 p.m. to 6 a.m. airboat curfew
6 dinance. Six citations were
given to airboat operators last
year for operating during those
'.However, she said the
department doesn't own a deci-
bel meter a sound-measur-
ing device often used to
enforce noise laws and
would have to be trained in the
hse of the meters if the county
adopts the new airboat regula-
tion that uses them. She said
the two marine officers would
be spread thin if asked to
enforce sound limits' on air-
:-Tierney said the department
was unaware of the county's
efforts to revise the noise ordi-
rance until last week when a
resident mentioned it to one of
the captains after the county
Commission meeting. But she
said someone will contact

Continued,from Page 1A

tat newcomers, primarily from
ie northern states, have moved
ipto areas along the lakes and
ivers that were once used
exclusively by airboats.
Airboats have been used on
the Tsala Apopka Chain of
Lakes since the 1940s and '50s,
Bailey said, but many new lake-
side residents have lived here
only a year or two.
"We have as much right to be
dut on the lake as anyone,"
Bailey said. "This bothers us.
'The new people come down
4nd want to change everything."
i Bailey acknowledges that
pressure is mounting to quiet
airboats and he said the clubs
are promoting the new state air-
boat code of ethics. The
Alliance has the code posted on
its Web site.
i And Bailey said he is not
opposed to the idea of using.
ihufflers and specially designed

Slingerland because the
Sheriff's Office needs to have
Airboat politics,
Airboat club members have
not been silent on the political
front. They are challenging
what they perceive to be a
threat to their way of life from
newcomers who moved into
traditional airboat country and
are complaining.
The clubs, though not well
financed, were part of the dis-
cussion in Tallahassee when
the Florida Legislature effec-
tively tabled an airboat noise-
control bill submitted by for-
mer state Sen. Anna Cowin of
Lake County in 2003.
After the bill stalled in com-
mittee, lawmakers instructed
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission to
study the airboat issue and
make recommendations.
Part of the study was com-
pleted during a five-day air-
boat equipment-testing event
in Ocala headed by Florida
Atlantic University. The testing
occurred December 2004, but
the results were inconclusive
and FWC has arranged for a
second round of tests, accord-
ing to Capt. Richard Moore,
who heads the agency's sound
research program.
Moore expects the final
report to be issued in June. The
preliminary report just went to
the printers.
In the second round of tests,
Moore said university re-
searchers would conduct ex-
haustive tests to determine
what types of engine mufflers
and high-tech propellers work
best in combination to reduce
airboat sound.
Moore said FWC has already
concluded, however, that cour-
teous operation of airboats is,
more effective than any cur-
rent technology.
Moore said the preliminary
test results indicate none of the
airboats on the market, includ-
ing those with sound muffling
technology, can meet the 90
decibels at 50 feet standard
when they are running at full
power across a lake.

propellers to decrease airboat
noise. Many airboaters, he said,
have the new features.
Capt Phil Walters, a profes-
sional alligator hunter and
president of the Florida Airboat
Association an umbrella
group whose members include
airboat clubs, manufacturers
and those who use airboats in
their profession said com-
plaints about airboat noise are
occurring statewide.
He said airboat operators are
willing to cooperate in quieting
the boats, but said the associa-

That doesn't mean an airboat
won't be designed in the near
future that can meet the stan-
dard, he said.
"But a lot of it comes down to
the operator," Moore added.
"Instead of standing on the
accelerator to get moving, as
some do, they should do it
more gradually"
Research indicated most of
the airboats tested that were
equipped with mufflers could
operate in the 80-decibel range
if the operators did not accel-
erate rapidly and traveled at
the slowest speed possible
without bogging down, Moore
"They're not going fast at that
speed, but they are skimming
the water," he said.
Dennis David, FWC director
for the northeast region, said'
the agency is making progress
toward a non-regulatory solu-
tion to airboat noise. He hosted
workshops on airboat noise
after the legislature directed
the agency to research the
Current state law says water-
craft must be "reasonably muf-
fled" in an effective manner,
David said. For many years, he
said, the "flex pipe" was con-
sidered to be a device that
could meet the standard. But
research has showed car muf-
flers reduce the noise better
than pipes, he said.
The ultimate goal of FWC is
to avoid disturbances that cre-
ate conflicts between air-
boaters and waterfront resi-
dents. He said the final solu-
tion might be a combination of
improved technology along
with changes in the way air-
boats are operated.
"I'm comfortable that we're
continuing to make progress to
get more information," he said.
"We're staying on the radar
screen of boaters, county com,
missions and homeowners.
This is one of the user conflicts
that can't be solved quickly."
The quiet airboat
Airboat noise is often the
result of unmuffled large
horsepower engines and pro-
pellers that whirl at more than
1,000 revolutions per minute.
The wind generated by the pro-

tion wants "unified laws"
statewide, and he said quieter
boats are not the entire fix.
He said airboats can be oper-
ated in a way that doesn't dis-
turb neighbors. He said if the
boat operator is courteous, most,
complaints can be eliminated.
However, he said airboat
enthusiasts are often portrayed
as drunks or discourteous peo-
ple, when the truth is airboat
ciubs are active in charity work
and civic service. He said some
airboat owners don't care about
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pellers allows airboats to skim
the water and even cross logs
and climb -hills. They can
access deep swamps where no
human being can go on foot
Chuck Rackley, owner of
Airboat Pro's off State Road 44
East in Sumter County, is
designing and building air-
boats that can cruise at high
speeds without breaking the 90
decibels at 50 feet standard.
His Pro Stroker 148, which will
be featured in a "CSI: Miami"
television show chase scene, is
the future of airboats, he said.
The Pro Stroker costs
$29,400. Unlike its less costly
cousins that lack the muffled
engine and the specially
designed propellers that cut
through the wind with less
noise, the Pro Stroker doesn't
hurt the eardrums when a per-
son stands beside it, a reporter
discovered. Running at full
speed, Rackley said it gener-
ates about 102 decibels.
Two of Rackley's Pro Stroker
boats will be featured in the
Monday, Feb. 21, episode of
"CSI: Miami," which airs at
9:30 p.m. One airboat will carry
the good guys and one the bad
guys in a chase scene. Rackley
is not sure where the bidding
price will begin when he sells
the boats, since they, will be
featured on a nationally broad-
cast show.
Rackley, an expert in engine
design and propeller perform-
ance, participated in the state's
airboat testing program in
December. He said he could
design a much quieter airboat
than the Pro Stroker if he had
the finances. He took a thin
wad of dollar bills out of his
pocket to illustrate the point.
"My pocket doesn't have
much money," he said. "If I had
a million dollars, you'd see the
airboat of the future."
Rackley warned that individ-
ual counties and the state
should be careful about trying
to force airboat owners to use
particular types of mufflers
and propellers. He said one
county adopted an ordinance
that required airboat owners to
use a stainless steel muffler
that actually made the noise

and give airboating a bad name.
"People in clubs here have
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Rackley added that airboat
operators in general are good
people, but there are airboat
owners who give the sport a
bad name. He said most clubs
try to weed out the people who
refuse to be courteous when
riding past homes. He said the
good airboat operators should
not be punished because of the
misdeeds of a few.
"Get the criminals. Don't
mess with the guy that idles
past your house so he doesn't
disturb you," Rackley said. "All
the airboat clubs stress this
point When you are around
people's homes, keep it down.
That's what we call policing the
He added that any new law
should apply to all watercraft,
not just airboats.
But many homeowners feel
the industry has not done
enough to police itself. The evi-
dence, they say, is the pain they
suffer when airboats roar past
their homes at night without
engine mufflers and jolt them

awake. And they say airboats
are not like any other boats
because of the noise they gen-
Adapting to change
Capt. Phil Walters, a profes-
sional alligator hunter and
public information officer for
the Florida Airboat
Association, said airboats have
been used in Florida's swamps
since the turn of the century,
and many of today's airboat
owners are descendants of old
Florida families.
While many resent the noise
complaints from newcomers,
he said, others realize airboats
could literally be driven from
Florida's water bodies if the
industry ignores the growing
criticism about noise.
"Those of us who are pro-
gressive, we know we have to
adapt or disappear because
we're not a big group," Walters
said. "Course, for a lot of folks,
it's execute and get rid of them.
There's no compromise."

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Freda Avery, 77
Freda L. Avery, 77,
Hernando, died Thursday, Feb.
10, 2005, in Hernando.
She was a homemaker and
worked at a local McDonald's
fast-food restaurant
She was born Oct. 10, 1927, in
Columbus, Ohio, to William
and Una Smith.
She moved here in 1981 from
St Petersburg.
She attended the Hernando
United Methodist Church.
Ms. Avery is survived by her
companion, Charles Pistole, of
Hernando; two sons, Lowell
Alan Avery, Dallas, Texas, and
Donald Lee Avery, Dunnellon;
daughter, Joyce Scott,
Inverness; six grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
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Barba, 86
C. Verna Goodell Barba, 86,
Beverly Hills, died Friday, Feb.
11, 2005, in Inverness.
She was a retired switch-
board operator for many years
with New England Telephone
Co. in Massachusetts.
She was born June 3, 1918, in
Emmitsburg, Md., to John and
Louise Logan
She moved
to Beverly
Hills in 1986
from West
Roxbury, Mass.
She served during World War
II as a member of the Women's
Army Corps, in Military
Intelligence in Arlington, Va.,
for three and a half years.
Ms. Barba was a member of
several community groups,
including the Catholic
Women's Club for Our Lady of
Grace Catholic Church in
Beverly Hills, where she
served, as usher.
She was a member of the
New England .Telephone
Pioneers, the Beverly Hills
Singles Club, the Beverly Hills
Garden Club, and until two
years ago, the WOW (Watch Out
for Wimbledon) tennis group of
Beverly Hills.
She was a member of the
United Residence Club, and
donated to many charities
including Hospice of Citrus
During a 12-year period, she
made more than 1,000 bears for
grieving children and adults in
the program.
She also wrote many articles
for the Beverly Hills paper
regarding cultural events and
noteworthy residents..
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Louis Barba,
and her brother, William
Survivors include her
cousins, Joan and Robert
Bailey of Massachusetts,
Patricia and Peter Murphy,
Salem, Mass.; niece, Louise
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John P "Red" Hughes, 68,
Homosassa, died Saturday,
Feb. 12, 2005, in Inverness.
He was a retired U.S. Postal
Service worker with 37 years of
He was born July 26, 1936, in
Toledo, Ohio, to Alvin and
Matilda Hughes. He attended
St Paul's High School, where
he was an outstanding athlete.
He moved to Homosassa in
1997 from St Petersburg.
He was a member of the
Original Lake Seminole
Country Club and BOPE of
He was Catholic.
He is survived by his step-
son, Randy Ball, Dunedin; sis-
ter, Nancy Moore, Osprey;
nephew, Michael D. Gould,
Osprey; and companion, Rose
Watts, Homosassa.
Memorial contributions can
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Doris Kurfiss, 78
Doris Louise Kurfiss, 78,
Ocala, died Wednesday, Feb. 9,
2005, at her home.
She was a homemaker.
She was born June 12, 1926,
in Powell, Ohio, to Raymond
Billingsley and Marguerite
Abell Billingsley She moved to
Ocala in 1983 from New Albany,
She attended the College
Road Baptist Church.
Mrs. Kurfiss was preceded in
death by her husband, Donald
E. Kurfiss.
She is survived by her two
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Ky.; Gary Kurfiss and wife,
Judy, of Kentucky; daughter,
Sandra Travis and husband,
Dennis, of Anthony; two sisters,
Gini Butcher and Wini Woolsey,
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Ted Billingsley and wife, Lois,
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Matthews, 88
Rachel G. Matthews, 88,
Inverness, died Friday, Feb. 11,
2005, at the Citrus Memorial
Hospital Care Unit
She was a retired translator
with the U.S. Department of
the Army in Germany, with
seven years of service.
She was born Sept. 16, 1916,
to Emilius and Julia
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Muns, Springfield, Mass., and
Johanna Chernesky, Oakville,
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Hazel V McDaniel, 88,
Inverness, died Wednesday,
Feb. 9,2005, in Inverness.
She was a homemaker.
Born June 18, 1916, in
Tecumseh, Mich., to Perry and
Elizabeth Pate, she moved to
Inverness in 1984 from Wayne,
Mrs. McDaniel enjoyed cook-
ing, fishing, dancing, gardening
and going to garage sales.
She was preceded'in death
by her parents and her son,
John Audritsh.

She is survived by her hus-
band, Arthur "Mike" McDaniel,
Inverness; son, Paul Audritsh,
Garden City, Mich.; two daugh-
ters, Diann Spieer, Taylor,
Mich., and Marilyn Walls,
Wayne, Mich.; stepson, James
McDaniel, Ortonville, Mich.;
stepdaughter, Kathy McCrory,
Gadsen, Ala.; 17 grandchil-
dren; and 24 great-grandchil-
Hooper Funeral Homes,

Jane Tolle, 86
Jane R. Tolle, 86, Inverness,
died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at
Citrus Memorial Hospital in
She was born June 13, 1918,
to Paul M. and Elizabeth
(Evans) Rice, and came here 24
years ago from California. Mrs.,
Tolle was the owner/operator
of her own real estate office.
She was preceded in death
by one stepson, Michael D.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Col. David S. Tolle,
USMC (Ret.); daughter,
Elizabeth Algeier, Bowling
Green, Ohio; stepdaughter,
Stephanie L. Smith, Gold Hill,
Ore.; sisters, Barbara Herndon,
Inverness, and Nancy Morss,
West Boothbay Harbor, Maine;
eight grandchildren; one step-
grandchild; and several great-
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home
with Crematory, Inverness.

Hazel Wagner, 75
Hazel Jane Wagner, 75,
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, died
Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, in
She was an office manager in
her home repair business.
She was born March 29, 1929,
in Columbus, Ohio, to Craven
and Alice Clowe.
She was a member of the

Reynoldsburg United Metho-
dist Church in Reynoldsburg,
Ohio. She was a member of
Friendship Group in Ohio, a
member of the Eastern Stars,
and was very active in her
church and community.
She was preceded in death
by her parents and her sister,
Alice Koshiba.
Mrs. Wagner is survived by
her husband, Vernon Wagner,
Reynoldsburg, Ohio; daughter,
Karen Heath, Manassas, Va.;
sons, Mitchell Wagner,
Columbus, Ohio, Steven
Wagner, Reynoldsburg, Ohio,
and Richard Wagner, Canal
Winchester, Ohio; sister, Mary
Dearth, Tucson, Ariz.; brothers,
Robert Clowe and Francis
Clowe, both of Lancaster, Ohio;
sisters, Rebecca Blake,
Leominster, Mass., and Helen
McGuire, Beverly Hills; and
many grandchildren and great-
Heinz Funeral Home &
Cremation, Inverness.

Yerman, 87
Joseph J. Yerman, 87,
Dunnellon, died Friday, Feb.
11, 2005, at the Citrus, Memorial

Hospital Hospice Care Unit
Born May 13, 1917, in
Cleveland, Ohio, to Wolf and
Dora Mea (Cohen) Yerman, he
came here 30 years ago from
Twinsburg, Ohio.
Mr. Yerman retired from the
U.S. Postal Service as a clerk
for more than 35 years. He
served in the U.S. Army during
World War II,
having been
honorably dis-
charged with
the rank of
fourth grade.
He was Jewish.
He was preceded in death by
two brothers, David and Louie
Yerman, and his sister, Ann
Survivors include his wife of
55 years, Doris Marie (Vernon)
Yerman; three sons, Honorable
Judge Mark Yerman and wifi
Deborah, of Citrus Springs,
James Yerman and wife,
Deborah, of Dunedin, and
Daniel Yerman of Tampa; sis,
ter, Faye Terkel of Henderson,
Nev; five grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home
with Crematory, Inverness.

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Y' 'She's absolutely distraught
that no one from DCF has con-
tacted her for her to visit her
brothers and sisters," Grant
'The Citrus County Sheriff's
Office and DCF began investi-
gating the Dollars Jan. 21,
when the Dollars' 16-year-old
son was taken to Seven Rivers
ifegional Medical Center by
?'The teenager was treated
by emergency room doctors
for suspicious injuries to his
Arck and head, but doctors
were alarmed by the boys' low
weight and malnourished
state, a news release read.
('DCF contacted the sheriff's
office with its concerns that
0iher children at the house
iMight also be malnourished.
l-Five of the seven children
a 16-year-old boy, 14-year-
6rd twin boys and girls ages 12
a"d 13 said they were pun-
ished for stealing food, telling
lies and messing things up,
according to the sheriff's
The twin boys weighed just
36 and 38 pounds each -
Mout 80 pounds below nor-
mal weight for their age.
The children did not attend
public school and were not
registered with the Citrus
County School Board's home
school program, which is why
no one discovered the abuse
The other two children, a
17-year-old girl and 14-year-
old boy, told detectives they
were not abused, said sher-
iff's spokeswoman Gail

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k-Freda L Avery. The service
of remembrance for Ms. Freda
L. Avery, 77, Hernando, will be
conducted at noon Monday,
Feb. 14, 2005, at the Inverness
;Chapel of Hooper Funeral
gHomes. Friends may call from
10 a.m. until the time of the
C. Verna Goodell Barba.
funeral services for C.. Verna
Goodell Barba will be; at 2:30
p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at
Fero Funeral Home, Beverly
pjlls Chapel, conducted by
Deacon Eric Makoid. Burial
willI be in St Mary's Cemetery,
Salem, Mass., under the direc-
tion of Fero Funeral Home,
955 N. Lecanto Highway, bev-
ly Hills. Visitation will be
conductedd from 1 to 3 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at Fero
funeral Home in Beverly
ills. A funeral Mass will be
conducted at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 16,2005, at St
Sphn's Catholic Church in
Sabody, Mass., under the
sectionn of the Conway,
Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home,
12 Chestnut St, Peabody, Mass.
Jane R. Tolle. Col. Tolle will
receivee friends from 5 to 6 p.m.
Thursday Feb. 17, at the Chas.
Davis Funeral Home, where
friends are invited to fellow-
Ihip and share memories.
remation arrangements are
inder the direction of the
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.
Joseph J. Yerman. Funeral
services are tentatively sched-
pled for 11 a.m. Monday, Feb.
t4, 2005, from the Chas. E.
Davis Funeral Home of
Inverness with Rabbi Zvi
Ettinger officiating. Friends
are invited to call the funeral
ome on Sunday to confirm
,jl time of service. Burial with
ll military honors afforded
by the Hernando VFW Post
252 will follow at the Florida
national Cemetery in
ushnell. Friends may call
fom 10 a.m. until the hour of
service Monday at the funeral
ome. In lieu of flowers,
emorials are suggested to
ospice of Citrus County, PO.
ox 641270, Beverly Hills, FL
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The abused children told
detectives the couple forced
them to sleep in a closet in the
master bedroom so their par-
ents could keep an eye on
them, according to the sher-
iff's office news release. The
Dollars hung wind chimes on
the door so they would know
if the children tried to escape,
Tierney said.
Grant and Shelton are
expected to give a news con-
ference at Grant and
Samargya, LLC, Attorneys at
Law office in Inverness
Grant and Attorney Milan
"Bo" Samargya are represent-
ing Shelton and also helped
establish the Dollar Children
Trust fund at the direction of
County Commissioner Gary
Bartell and his wife Joanne.
The money will be used to
pay for medical, and educa-
tion needs the children may
have, as well as therapy and
possibly a van.
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Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador
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States intends to attack the reclu-
sive communist nation.
Han Song Ryol made clear his
country's announcement Thursday
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as the result of Pyongyang's belief
that the United States is bent on
invading North Korea to topple Kim
Jong II's authoritarian regime.
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Television News when asked what
it would take to get North Korea to
come back to the talks.
"Six-party talks is old story. No
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VFW to host
Original Drifters
VFW Post 8189 and Ric Craig
Productions Inc. are bringing Bill
Pickney's Original Drifters to the
Post in concert.
The Drifters are famous for hits
like "Under The Boardwalk," "Up
On The Roof' and many more.
Doors open at 2 p.m., and the
concert starts at 4. Due to limited
seating, there are only 200 avail-
able tickets. VIP seats are $25,
and general admission is $20
Tickets are on sale at the post,
on Veterans Drive off U.S. 19
between Crystal River and
Homosassa. The public is wel-
,come to this show. Come enjoy a
special Valentine treat. Call 795-
All proceeds go to the Veterans
of Foreign Wars.
Lions Club to host
Teas event
The Homosassa Lions Club Will
;host a "Texas Hold 'Em
:Tournament" at 6 p.m. Saturday,
March 5, at the Homosassa Lions
'Club on County Road 490 east of
U.S. 19 (Suncoast Boulevard).
Doors open at 5 p.m. Buy-in is
$50. ..
The grand prize is a seven-day
,cruise for two; plus there will be
Prizes for second through 10th
place. Refreshments will be avail-
able. The tournament will run by
,house rules. Proceeds will benefit
charities through the Homosassa
;Lions (501 c3) Foundation.
Limited supply of tickets left and
must be purchased by Tuesday.
Call Lion Rita in Homosassa at
628-6598, Lion Bob in Inverness .
at 341-2063 or Lion Al in
Homosassa at 563-0870.
NARFE invites public
to monthly meeting
The National Association of
Retired Federal Employees, or
NARFE, Chapter 776 of Inverness
will have its monthly meeting at
noon Monday in the fellowship hall
of First Presbyterian Church, 206
Washington St. in Inverness.
A social hour and covered-dish
lunch will be served prior to the
business meeting. Everyone may
bring either a covered dish or
dessert. Coffee and tea will be
The guest speaker will be Jim
Ehlers from Library Services in
Beverly Hills.
He will discuss a variety of serv-
ices that are available to us.
Libraries are not just book lenders
They offer a wide spectrum of
informational technologies. Public
librarians have state-of-the-art
computer and digital systems that
allow us to pursue virtually any
Call Jerry at 249-3118 or Jim at
(352) 465-8077.

FEBRUARY 13, 2005

NAMI to present

health workshop

Seminar to focus

on children's needs

Special to the Chronicle

The Citrus County affiliate of the
National Alliance for the Mentally IllI
(NAMI) is presenting a workshop titled
"Parents and Healthy Minds: Partnering
to Meet Children's Mental Health Needs"
from 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
26, at the Withlacoochee Technical
Institute in Inverness.
The keynote speaker will be Lise Fox,
professor, Department of Child & Family
Studies, University of South Florida.
.. Dr. Fox is a co-principal investigator for

* WHAT: NAMI workshop, "Parents
and Healthy Minds: Partnering to
Meet Children's Mental Health
WHEN: 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
WHERE: Withlacoochee Technical
Institute in Inverness.

the Department of Education (OSEP)-
funded Center for Evidenced Based
Practice: Young Children with
Challenging Behavior and a faculty mem-
ber with the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services, Child Care and
Head Start, funded Center on the Social
and Emotional Foundations for Early

Local artistry

Special to the Chronicle
Local artist Louise Whitney has created a stained glass panel for the Art League to use as a
fund-raiser to benefit the 2005 Scholarship Fund. Tickets, $1 each or 6 for $5, can be pur-
chased from I to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, at the Art Center Theatre box office, 2644
N. Annapolis Ave, Hernando, or at the Art Center Theatre gallery during productions. The draw-
Ing will be Thurs.day, March 10, at the Art League's monthly meeting.

Learn how to:
Develop comprehensive interventions
for the support of school-age children.
Foster partnerships among families,
schools and mental health professionals.
Support children who have mental
health challenges.
Access school and community
Advocate for responsive services for
your child.
Support families who are dealing with
challenging behaviors.
For the first 50 parents, child care,
transportation and lunch is available.
Limited space; register by Feb. 13 dead-
line. Call NAME-Citrus at 341-2273.

MAVIS GREBENC/Special to the Chronicle
Citrus County Audubon Society members recently
observed more than 100 birds on their trip to Merritt
Island. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb.
21, at the Citrus County Builder's Association building,
1196 S. Lecanto Highway, four-tenths of a mile south of
State Road 44. Melissa ZIrhut, environmental specialist at
St. Martin Marsh and Big Bend Aquatic preserves, will
present a program on aquatic birds, their Identification,
behavior and ecology. Members, as well as the general
public, are welcome to attend. Visit the Citrus County
Audubon Society Web site at citruscountyaudubon.org, or
call Elaine at 5274950.

* The Chronicle invites readers to submit photos of their pets
for the daily Pet Spotlight feature.
* Send photos and information to Pet Spotlight, c/o Citrus
County Chronicle, 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River,
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Pine Ridge speaker
to discuss taxes
This month, all thoughts of joy
and happiness are behind us -
"The Tax Man Cometh."
We all have to pay taxes, but
we don't have to pay blindly.
The speaker at the Monday
general meeting of The Pine
Ridge Civic Association will be
Jeanne Desrosier.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m.,
and she will speak about
income taxes. Desrosier is a
resident of Pine Ridge, and is
owner and president of "The Tax
Lady," which has been in opera-
tion in Florida since 2002.
She has been involved with
taxes since 1975, and is listed in
Dun & Bradstreet's Who's Who
and the Intemational Who's
Who of Professional & Business
Desrosier's presentation
should be of great interest and
help, and it is recommended
that you attend this meeting.
Questions will be welcomed.
Refreshments will be served fol-
lowing the presentation.
CSML has added
new patron titles
The Citrus Springs Memorial
Library proudly announces the
addition of two different sets of :
material that were recently
processed and shelved for
patrons' use.
If you know of anyone who is
blind or who is having difficulty
reading, 39 audio books were
recently donated to the library.
This brings the library's holdings
of talking books to more than
100. These audio-book holdings,
consist of bestsellers that are on'
cassettes that can be listened to
at home or while traveling in
one's automobile.
The second addition is a
beautiful set of Louis L'Amour
More than 100 hardback
leather-bound books that cap-
ture the spirit of the Old West
are available to patrons.
Louis L'Amour became one of
the most prolific and popular
American authors in history with
his cache of frontier tales.
Don't forget the Library's
Valentine's Day Open House
party from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday.
The party has been planned to
welcome newcomers, to honor
volunteers and to say "hello" to
friends and neighbors.
Refreshments will be served,
and everyone is welcome.
Uon's share
for breakfast
The Beverly Hills Lions will be
serving sausage, bacon, juice
and coffee with all the pancakes
you wish to eat. Serving starts
at 7:30 a.m. today and contin-
ues until noon. The cost is $3
per adult and $1.50 for children
ages 3-12.
Two drawings are held each
breakfast for a free meal. The
names drawn on Jan. 9 were Jo
Shafer and Jan Woodbury.
Call Gene Hoskin at 746-
2493 or Janet Mize at 527-
Airborne to host
buffet meal
The Dan S. Campbell All
Airborne Chapter 82nd Airborne
Division Association will host a
buffet breakfast from 8 to 11
a.m. today at VFW Post 4337
off of State Road 44 East in
Inverness. The price is $2.75
and free for children younger
than 12. French toast, eggs,
sausage, home fries, fruit,
Fred's famous biscuits, gravy
and coffee or milk will be
There also will be yard sale
items sold.
Oak Village women
to meet Monday
The Oak Village Women's
Club will meet at 11:30 a.m.
Monday, for social hour, with
lunch noon at the Sugarmill
Woods Country Club.
Lunch will be a tropical fruit

plate with tuna served with cot-
tage cheese, or chicken
Wellington with spinach and
cheese souffle in puff pastry
with light cream sauce.
The program will be the
Nature Coast Volunteer Center's
Retired Senior Volunteer


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On a recent trip to China, June Dunn of Citrus Hills got to feed a giant panda an apple In the Chongoing (Chungking) Zoo. She
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Veterans NOTES -...

The Department of Defense
World War II 60th Anniversary
Commemoration Committee has
selected the city of Tampa as the
first site for its six regional events
recognizing World War II veterans
for their outstanding service and
sacrifice. The event, co-hosted by
Tampa Mayor Pam lorio, is sched-
uled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19,
at the Tampa Convention Center.
Retired Congressman and World.
War II U.S. Army veteran Sam
Gibbons will be the keynote speak-
er. Bob Hite of Tampa's News
Channel 8 and former Marine will
act as Master of Ceremonies. The
executive director of the Florida
Department of Veterans Affairs,
Col. Rocky McPherson, U.S.
Marine Corps retired, and Tampa
resident Kenneth Bell, a veteran of
the battle at Iwo Jima, will also
present their thoughts about the
service of our veterans.
Veterans will have an opportuni-
ty to tell their stories to the library
of Congress Veterans History
Project. The U.S. Navy Band from
Jacksonville will participate in the
ceremony, as well as entertain
those in attendance with World
War II-era music. Bonnie Gray
Productions will present an
"Andrew Sisters" styled perform-
ance reminiscent of World War II
USO shows.
Call the U.S. Army Office of
Chief of Public Affairs Tampa
Branch at (813) 832-1112.
Additional information is also avail-
able on the Committee's Web site:
Military retirees, family mem-
bers and friends of the military
services are invited the 2005
Military Retiree Appreciation
-Day, Saturday, March 5, at The
Florida Mall Hotel, 1500 Sand Lake
Road, Crlando. The event will be
hosted by the Fort Stewart
Retirement Services Office and the
third Infantry Division (Mechanized)
and Fort Stewart, Ga. -
Registration for the event will be
from 8 to 9 a.m. A speakers' pro-
gram addressing legislation affect-
Sing military retiree pay and benefits
and current military retiree issues
will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the Plaza
Grand Ballroom, Mezzanine Level.
Following the speakers' pro-
gram, a County Fair will be from
noon to 3 p.m. Representatives will
be available to provide assistance,
information and to issue military ID
cards. Representatives include:
Fort Stewart Retirement Services,
Casualty Area Command Social
Security, Veterans Affairs, TRI-
CARE, Delta Dental, AAFES,
Commissary and various veterans
service organization. Retirees and
dependents needing new ID cards
should bring supporting documen-
Retirees, family members and
friends of all the military services
are invited and encouraged to
attend. Call the Fort Stewart
Retirement Services Office, (912)
767-3326 or -501-3, or e-mail

The Citrus County Veterans
Coalition met Feb. 5, and installed
newly elected officers and direc-
tors. Chris Gregoriou, chairman,
immediately called for officers
reports setting priorities for 2005
for the one-year-old organization.
Mike Gudis, treasurer,
announced that the organization
received the IRS letter of tax
exemption that is retroactive to
March 2004, making the coalition a
tax-exempt 501@(3) charitable
organization, and making all dona-
tions tax deductible.
The treasurer's report also
advised the coalition is close to
having the necessary funds to
complete the purchase of approxi-
mately 1,000 American flags, staffs.
and brackets for the Flags in the
Classroom Campaign, which is the
first community service project of
the coalition. State Rep. Charlie
Dean and State Sen. Nancy
Argenziano helped put us close to
our goal with their contributions.
The next step is getting flag specifi-
cation approval from the Citrus
County School Board and making
presentation arrangements to each
school principal.
John Ring, membership chair-
man, reported the first-year mem-
bership exceeded 400 members,
and associate member cards have
been issued. There have been
some unclaimed paid applications
still outstanding and members who
have paid their dues but haven't
received their membership card
should call John at 746-0826. Also,
2005 renewals are due and
payable by March 1. One hundred
eighty-four members have already
renewed, with three becoming
Lifetime Members.
All members present at the
meeting were asked to indicate
their top three priorities they feel
the coalition can work on to benefit
all Veterans in and around Citrus
County. The Citrus County
Resource Center and VA clinic
were at the top of the list.
The next monthly meeting will be
at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at
the Lecanto Government Complex
on Sovereign Path in Lecanto. The
general membership meeting
scheduled for March 19 has been
postponed until April 9, due to a
scheduling error by the National
Guard Armory in Crystal River.
Visit the ccvcfl.org Web site for
all the information you need on vet-
erans affairs numbers, list of offi-
cers and directors, riew and.infor-
mation, chairman's newsletter and
progress the coalition has made in
its initial year of activity.
MOC Withlacoochee Pup
Tent 76 meets in Hernando at
VFW Post 4252.
The Cootie Supreme hospital
visit is at 1 p.m. today at the.
Gainesville hospital. All Cooties are
encouraged to attend.
The dinner has been changed to
5 p.m. the third Sunday, Feb. 20.
The next scratch and meeting is
at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6.

Election of new officers and instal-
lation of elected officers will follow
the meeting. The Cootie dinner will
follow at 5 p.m. The public is
always welcome at the dinners.
The Dan S. Campbell All
Airborne Chapter 82nd Airborne
Division Association will host a
buffet breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m.
today at VFW Post 4337 on State
Road 44 East in Inverness. The
price is $2.75 and free for children
younger than 12. French toast,
eggs, sausage, home fries, fruit,
Fred's famous biscuits and gravy
and coffee or milk will be served.
There will also be a yard sale.
AmVets Post 5 invites all vet-
erans and general public to its
Valentines Day dinner-dance
Monday at American Legion Post
155, 6585 W. Gulf-to-Lake
Highway (State Road 44), Crystal
River, one-quarter mile east of
Publix. (Smoke-free dining.) Master
Chef Jeff Meyer will prepare prime
rib, baked potato, french green
beans, salad, dinner rolls, home-
made dessert, coffee and tea. Hors
d'oeuvres will be served from 5 to
5:30, with a prime rib dinner from
5:30 to 7 p.m. There will be danc-
ing to the live music of The
Carriers until 10. Tickets ($9) are
available only in advance. For tick-
ets, call Wayne or Juanita at 249-
1019, Herb or Joan at 794-7465, or
Jim or Linda at 527-7049. Tickets
are going fast, and only a limited
number may be sold. Take your
sweetheart out for the best meal in
town and support our veterans at
the same time.
Eugene Quinn VFW Post
4337, 906 State Road 44 E.,
Inverness, announces schedule for
this week.
Today: Annual 82nd Airborne all
you can eat breakfast only $2.75, 8
a.m. to noon. Pool tournament at 2
Monday: Free pool from 9 a.m.
to noon. Bar bingo 3 p.m.
Valentine's Day Party, 6 p.m.
Karaoke, food and fun. Bring your
sweetie in for a great time.
Tuesday: Free pool 9 a.m. to
noon. Chicken wings four for $1,
also sweet potato fries, onion rings,
4 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Free pool 9 a.m. to
noon. Now serving homemade
spaghetti dinners by Daryl, only $4
from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Karaoke by Harry S. at 6.
Thursday: Free pool 9 a.m. to
noon. Bar bingo 3 p.m. VFW and
Ladies Auxiliary meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Free pool 9 a.m. to noon.
All-you-can-eat grouper or three-
piece chicken dinner $6, 4:30 to 7
p.m. Karaoke by Marty at 7. -
Saturday: Roast beef dinner $6,

5:30 p.m. Music by Sundown at
Sunday, Feb. 20: VFW District 7
meeting. Roast beef lunch at noon,
meeting 1 p.m. Pool tournament at
2. Wild Willy 5 to 9.
The Post Honor Guard provides
funeral services for all veterans in
Citrus County.
VFW Post 4337 welcomes all
returning service members from
The post displays a permanent
"Gold Star and Blue Star" Mothers'
VFW Post 4337 is adopting the
690th Military Police Unit from
Crystal River. Anyone who wishes
to donate necessary items to make
these 100-plus troops feel more at
home and offer them a degree of
comfort in Afghanistan can contact
Commander Victor Houston at
344-3495. Donations can be sent
to Eugene Quinn VFW Post 4337,
906 State Road 44E, Inverness
n The Leroy Rooks Jr. VFW
Post 4252 in Hernando will serve a
sirloin burger or chicken breast din-
ner on Friday from 5:30 to 6:30
p.m. Music will be provided by
Country Swing from 6:30 to 10:30.
The cost is $5.50 and you do not
have to be a member to enjoy a
great night at our post.
The post has bar bingo at 2 p.m.
Sunday. The Ladies Auxiliary
hosts bingo games at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday and doors open at 9
a.m. The auxiliary also sponsors
bar bingo at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The Dart League meets and
competes at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.
The Post Ladies Auxiliary is
starting a Junior Girls' Division for
girls 5 to 16 years old. Call Judy
Prive, 726-3339.
The next Auxiliary district meet-
ing will be on Feb. 20 at VFW Post
4337. Department Junior Vice
President Fran Prata will be the
There will be an initiation for new
Ladies Auxiliary members at the
post meeting on March 10. Call to
sign up to ensure you receive your
pin and book.
The post and ladies auxiliary
regularly visit several local nursing
homes. They encourage anyone to
join them and spread some cheer
to veterans who served this coun-
try and who now need our support.
Call for details.
The post Web page is at
www.debbiefieIds.com and you can
,e-mail us at usavets@nature-
The next post and ladies auxil-
iary meeting is at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 10. Call Bob
Prive, VFW Post 4252 commander,

at 726-3339.
Navy Seabee Veterans of
America Island X-18 Citrus
County will meet for a luncheon at
2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Mama
Maria's Restaurant at the corner of
County Road 491 and U.S. 41 in
Holder. All Seabees, including
those who served with Seabee
Battalions but not rated as a
Seabee, Honeybees and friends
are invited. Call Commander
George Staples, 628-6927.
VFW Edward W. Penno Post
4864 serves dinners starting at 5
p.m. Friday. Carry outs available.
Feb. 18 Beef stew.
Feb. 25 Fried chicken.
District 7 meeting will be at the
Eugene Quinn Post 4337 in
Inverness on Sunday, Feb. 20.
Department Vice President Fran
Prata will be our guest.
Bingo is played at 1 p.m.
Tuesday at the post.
Breakfast is served, starting at 8
a.m. Saturday.
VFW Edward W. Penno Post
4864 is at 10199 N. Citrus Springs
Blvd., Citrus Springs, (352) 465-
4864. The public is welcome at all
The H.F. Nesbitt VFW Post
10087 in Beverly Hills off County
Road 491 across the street from
Haywire's and directly behind the
AmSouth Bank is hosting a
Karaoke Contest at 7 p.m.
Saturday, so hone up those vocal
skills and bring yourself on out for
a night filled with great entertain-
On Sunday, March 27, beginning
at 1 p.m., the post will serve a
wonderful Easter Luncheon con-
sisting of baked ham or turkey with
all the trimmings for a donation of
$6 per plate. '
Gilley-Long-Osteen VFW
Post 8698 at 520 E. Highway 40,
Inglis, will celebrate its newly
formed Men's Auxiliary with a bar-
becued chicken and ribs dinner
from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19.
Donation $7, sides included.
Smoke-free dining. Music for danc-
ing provided from 8 to 11. The pub-
lic is welcome. Call 447-3495. Call
ahead for orders to go.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit
155 will have its monthly dinner
from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the post
home, 6585 W. Gulf-to-Lake
Highway (State Road 44), Crystal
A roast pork dinner, complete
with vegetable, potato and bever-
age, will be served for a donation
of $5. Take-outs will also be avail-

able. Bring friends and relatives to
enjoy a home-cooked meal.
Call Barbara Logan, unit presi-
dent, at 795-4233.
The Samuel R. Wall
Detachment 1139, Marine Corps
League will have its regular meet-
ing at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday
monthly at VFW Post 7122 in
Floral City. Former Marines as new
members are welcome. Call Chris
Gregoriou, commandant, at 795-
7000, or T.J. May, senior vice com-
mander, at 860-0529.
The Marine Corps League
Citrus Detachment 819 conduct-
ed its first meeting of the new year
Jan. 27. After the salute to the flag,
the detachment observed a
moment of silence in honor of our
servicemen and women serving
our country at home and overseas.
The past year was discussed,
and many plans are in the works
for the new year, including the
Military Ball in November. The staff
and members are working hard on
many things and would enjoy the
input of Marines with great ideas.
The Detachment welcomes new
members and all Marines are invit-
ed to a meeting before joining.
The next meeting will be at 7
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the
VFW Hall on State Road 200 in
Hernando. Call Bob Deck at 527-
1557 or Ralph at 726-7836..
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the
Marine Corps League meets at
7:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday
monthly at the VFW 7122 in Floral
The Military Order of Devil
Dogs Meeting: contact Chris at
The VFW of District 7 and
the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW
will conduct their district meeting
on Sunday, Feb. 20, at the VFW
Post 4337 at 906 E. State Road 44
in Inverness. Lunch will be served
at noon. There will be a short joint
meeting at 1 p.m., to be followed
with separate meetings.
The Ladies Auxiliary will have as
a special guest the State Jr. Vice
President, Fran Prata. The VFW
will have State Jr. Vice
Commander Larry Stover as their
Awards will be handed out to all
auxiliaries at the ladies' meeting.
There will be a memorial service
for the deceased Sisters of the
Auxiliary who have died during the
past year. Come and pay your

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Final plans will be made for the
visit to the VA Hospital in
Gainesville on Sunday, Feb. 27.
We will distribute food and gifts
and play bingo with our Vets.
The public is invited to a
Wreath Laying Ceremony hosted
by Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776,
Military Order of the Purple
Heart (MOPH) at 11:30 a.m. on
President's Day, Monday, Feb. 21,
at the Fallen Heroes Memorial,
Bicentennial Park, Crystal River.
The ceremony will commemQ-
'rate the birth of George
Washington, the father of our coun-
try and the creator of the Purple
Heart medal, and pay tribute to
Citrus County's fallen heroes and
CWO Aaron A. Weaver. The
Lecanto High School Army JROTC
Color Guard will present the Colors
and the Marine Corps League,
Citrus Detachment 819 will fire a
rifle salute followed by the playing
of Taps.
To learn more about Aaron A.
Weaver Chapter 776, MOPH, visit
the chapter's Web site at www.cit-
Anyone who knows of a
homeless veteran in need of food,
haircut, voter ID, food stamps,
medical assistance or more blan-
kets is asked to call John Young at
the Hunger and Homeless
Coalition at 628-4357, or pass
along this phone number to the
The Gerald A. Shonk,
Chapter 70 of the Disabled
American Veterans, Inverness, is
offering a $500 scholarship to a
.disabled veteran, or a veteran or a
dependent of a veteran.
The scholarship will be awarded
for the upcoming fall term. Our pro-
cedure requires that the applicants
write a statement detailing their
course of study and why they are
deserving of this award.
The recipient must be enrolled in
a full-time course of instruction
leading to a degree program, or a
vocational skill, and is open to a
veteran or dependant of a veteran
regardless of financial status.
To obtain an application or for
more information, call John


Seaman at 860-0123. Applications
should be returned by Feb. 29.
Korean War Veterans
Association, Citrus Chapter 192
meets at 1 p.m. the first Tuesday
monthly at VFW Post 10087 in
Beverly Hills. Any Korean War
Veteran, including any veteran who
served a tour of duty in Korea after
1954 to present, is eligible to
become a member. Call
Commander Ken Heisner, 563-
0585, or Vice Commander Louis
Poulin, 344-8334.
The Allen-Rawls American
Legion Post 77 of Inverness
invites all veterans of Inverness
and Lecanto to join them. Meetings
are at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday
monthly at the Key Training Center
building, 130 Heights Ave.,
Inverness. The executive board
meets the third Thursday monthly.
Call the commander at 341-0971.
Military veterans assigned to
working with canines in the military
are in need by the Humane
Society of the Nature Coast. The
society plans a presentation to
honor the war dogs that served in
the military at the first Nature Coast
Pet Expo on March 5 and 6, and
the organizers are in need of addi-
tional information and advisers. If
you had any experience during
your years in the military working
with or in a troop using war dogs,
call Joanne Schoch, 232-3032,
All LST Veterans and wives
are invited to monthly breakfast
meetings at 9 a.m. the first
Saturday monthly at the Golden
Corral Restaurant in Brooksville.
Call 860-2033.
The public is invited to join
Yankee Air Force members to
have dinner with the crew of the
bombers at 6 p.m. March 18 at the
Dunnellon Airport in the big white
hangar. The dinner will be catered
by Brick City and you have a
choice of roast beef or roasted
chicken. The cost is $15 per per-
son and includes tip and tax. The
deadline will be March 12 (YAF's
regular meeting date) to get your
money in for tickets. Call Carolyn
Mills at (352) 489-3120.
The dates of March 18, 19 and
20 aye when YAF will host three
World War II bombers. A B-17, B-
24 and F4U Corsair from the
Collings Foundation along with a
fly-in that should bring out many

other planes for your viewing
pleasure. The bombers should
arrive around 3 p.m. on Friday,
March 18, and will be escorted by
AT6's. You may reserve a ride on
either of the bombers for a dona-
tion of $400; or for an $8 donation
to Collings Foundation, you may
tour through the planes. Vendors
are wanted for this event and may
call Mills to discuss this.
If you have any memorabilia,
pictures, artifacts, medals, etc., to
donate for our museum, this would
be a good time to bring them out,
and remember your donations are
tax deductible as YAF is a 501(3)
nonprofit all volunteer organization.
Call (352) 489-3120 or (352) 465-
0727 or visit the new Web site at
Landing Ship Dock (LSD)
sailors of Citrus County meets at 2
p.m. on the fourth Thursday
monthly at Ray's Bar-B-Q in
Crystal River. Call Jimmie at 621-
USS Coral Sea, USS
Shangri-La, USS Midway and
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt
You are all invited the Seventh
Annual Florida Spring Fling of the
USS Coral Sea Association set for
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 5 at
Valenti's Ristorante in Venice. Call
Bud McKay at (941) 371-3790 or
Bill Johnson at (941) 485-4360.
Navy Patrol Squadrons 861
and 18 (VP861 and VP18) will
have a reunion on MIay 11, 12 and
13 in Jacksonville. For details con-
tact: Ed Cuneo at 344-0049 or e-
mail ecuneo@tampabay.rr.com.
The 5th Army Association
World War II, Italy, offers a final
tour of Italy departing New York.
June 15, visiting Rome, Venice,
Florence, Pisa, Sorrento and a
special stop at the American
Military Cemetery near Anzio.
Former members of the combat
Divisions and Support Groups,
their families, friends can contact
Sy Canton at 5277B Lakefront
Blvd., Delray Beach 33484. Call
(561) 865-8495.
USS Houston CA 30-CL 81
will have its reunion Sept. 28
through Oct. 2 at the KCI Airport
Hilton in Kansas City, Mo. Contact
Les Beigle, 108 W. Main St.,
Smithville, MO 64089; phone (816)
532-4130, e-mail

School MENUS

Monday: Breakfast Waffle
sticks, Hot Pocket (egg,
cheese, sausage), mixed fruit,
milk, orange juice.
Lunch Sausage pizza, hot
dog on bun, salad shakers,
vegetarian plate, corn,
spinach, mixed fruit, vanilla
pudding, milk, juice.
Tuesday: Breakfast Cereal,
mini pancakes, toast, pineap-
ple, tater tots, milk, orange
Lunch Tacos, ham and
cheese sandwich, salad shak-
ers, vegetarian plate, peas,
broccoli, pineapple, peach
crisp, milk, juice.
Wednesday: Breakfast -
Cheese toast, scrambled
eggs with ham and cheese,
grits, peaches, milk, orange
Lunch Lasagna with ground
beef, tuna salad sandwich,
salad shakers, vegetarian
plate, potato smiles, green
beans, apple, roll, milk, juice.
Thursday: Breakfast Muffin,
oatmeal, mixed fruit, tater
tots, milk, orange juice.
Lunch Chili with beans,
saltines, turkey sandwich on
bun, salad shakers, vegetari-
an plate, lima beans, corn,
peaches, oatmeal cookie,
milk, juice.
Friday: No school.
Monday: Breakfast -
Pancakes, cereal, toast,
sausage and biscuit, tater
tots, peaches,'milk, orange
Lunch Jerk chicken salad,
hamburger, french fries,
green beans, mixed fruit,
apple, vanilla pudding, milk,
Tuesday: Breakfast Cheese
grits, scrambled eggs with
ham and cheese, cereal, tater
tots, mixed fruit, milk, orange
Lunch Sausage pizza,
lasagna with ground beef,
chef salad edible bowl, '
turnip greens, three bean
salad, orange, milk, juice.

Wednesday: Breakfast Waffle
sticks, sausage and biscuit,
cereal, toast, tater tots,
pineapple, milk, orange juice.
Lunch Beef-a-roni, tuna edi-
ble bowl, french fries, roll,
broccoli, baked beans, corn,
pineapple, milk, juice.
Thursday: Breakfast Cheese
toast, cereal, oatmeal, peach-
es, tater tots, milk, orange
Lunch Taco burger, meatloaf,
turkey edible bowl, garden
salad with ranch dressing,
peas, peaches, roll, oatmeal
cookie, milk, juice.
Friday: No school.
Monday: Breakfast Cheese
toast, cereal, toast, dough-
nut, biscuit and gravy, tater
tots, pineapple, milk, orange
Lunch Pork chopette, noo-
dles with Alfredo sauce, corn,
spinach, baked beans, mixed
fruit, sausage pizza, ham-
burger bar, salad bar, hoagie
sandwich, milk.
Tuesday: Breakfast Sausage
and biscuit, cereal, toast,
doughnut, biscuit and gravy,
tater tots, mixed fruit, milk,
orange juice.
Lunch Beef-a-roni, pasta
salad, mixed vegetables, cab-
bage, peaches, pineapple
cream cake, roll, pepperoni
-pizza, hoagie sandwich,
chicken sandwich.bar, salad
bar, milk.
Wednesday: Breakfast -
Scrambled eggs with cheese,
cheese grits, cereal, dough-
nut, biscuit and gravy, tater
tots, peaches, milk, orange
Lunch Chili with beans, rice.
lima beans, peas, mixed veg-
etables, mixed fruit, saltines,
pepperoni pizza, hoagie
sandwich, hamburger bar,
salad bar, milk.
Thursday: Breakfast -
Sausage pizza, cereal, toast,
doughnut, biscuit and gravy,
tater tots, pineapple, milk,
orange juice.
Lunch Broasted chicken,

mashed potatoes with gravy,
green beans, black eyed
peas, pineapple, roll, peach
crisp, sausage pizza, hoagie
sandwich, barbecued rib bar,
salad bar, milk.
Friday: No school.
Menus are subject to change
without notice.
Monday: Valentine's Day -
Salisbury steak with brown
gravy, mashed potatoes,
southern style succotash,
wheat bread with margarine,
slice of fruit pie, low-fat milk.
Tuesday: Spanish style chicken
and yellow rice, stewed toma-
toes, seasoned black beans,,
two slices whole wheat bread
with margarine, fresh orange,
low-fat milk.
Wednesday: Baked pork chop
with gravy, mashed potatoes,
mixed vegetables, tossed
salad with French dressing,
cornbread with margarine,
apple spice cake (HD: apple
spice muffin), low-fat milk.
Thursday: Sub sandwich on a
hoagie roll (ham, turkey,
cheese) with mayonnaise
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Library bus trip
The Citrus County
Genealogical Society will take a
bus trip Tuesday to the Orlando
Public Library. The library has a
large genealogy reference collec-
tion, covering mainly the
Northeast, South and Florida.
The bus will stop at two loca-
tions. The first bus pick-up will be
at 7 a.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3474
Southern St., Lecanto. The second
bus pick-up location will be at 7:30
a.m. at the fairgrounds on U.S. 41.
The bus will leave the Orlando
Public Library at 3:45 p.m.
Advanced registration is
required. Call Mary Ann, 382-5515.
BHRA trips
The Beverly Hills Recreation
Association is sponsoring the fol-
lowing,day trips for members and
non-members alike in its continuing
efforts to provide places to go and
things to see and enjoy:
Friday Ybor City in Tampa.
Motorcoach from BHRA clubhouse
at 6:45 a.m. returning about 4:30
p.m. Guided four-hour Ghost Tour
of Ybor City, a visit to the famed
Henry B. Plant Museum and a buf-
E fet luncheon at the Columbia
Restaurant. Payment deadline Jan.
28. Call 746-4882.
Saturday, March 12: Princess
Diana Exhibition at St. Petersburg
Museum. Call Cheryl at 860-2805
or (888) 282-8008.
Sunday, March 20: Butterfly
Festival at Sunken Gardens in St.
Petersburg. Price includes the-bus,
admission fee and lunch at the
"Spaghetti Warehouse." Call Cheryl
at 860-2805 for details.
Tuesday, April 5: Cypress
Gardens trip includes the luxury
bus and admission to the newly
reopened attraction. Lunch is on
your own. Call Cheryl at 860-2805.
Sunday, April 24: The World
Series Champion Boston Red Sox
visit Tampa Bay for a game against
the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the

Association has arranged to get
tickets. A bus departs the BHRA
parking lot at 9 a.m. for Tropicana
Field for the 1:15 game. Tickets are
on sale now at the BHRA office.
Nov. 19: The BHRA is hosting
a Thanksgiving Cruise departing
from Tampa, and will visit
Georgetown, Grand Cayman,
Ocho Rios, Jamaica and the beau-
tiful new port of Costa Maya. For
details, call Pat at (352) 860-2805.
Tampa Downs
VFW Post 10087 in Beverly Hills
is sponsoring a bus trip to Tampa
Downs on Saturday, Feb. 19.
Travel to and from the track in
comfort by bus, which will depart
the post at 9 a.m. Enjoy refresh-
ments on board the bus, entry into
the track and a program for the
day's activities. Tickets are avail-
able in the post lounge.
Inverness First UMC
The Stepping Out Ministry of
the Inverness First United
Methodist Church will be taking the
following trips. Call the coordinator
listed or visit the Web site at
www.invernessfirstumc.org and
click on calendar.
Feb. 19: Dixie Stampede in
Orlando. Cost includes pre-show in
carriage room, dinner, show, and
transportation. Call Lillian Preston,
March 5: Show Palace Dinner
Theater in Hudson presents "Sugar
Babies." Cost includes buffet lunch-
eon, show and transportation. Call
Marlene Gardner, 344-0145.
April 25: four-day trip to
Savannah, Ga. Call Carole
Fletcher, 860-1932.
Casino trip

Homosassa Lions Auxiliary
has a trip to Biloxi, Miss., on Feb.
20. Stay at Imperial Palace for four
days and three nights. Four casi-
nos with $25 back. Call Joann

Queen at 628-9798 after 11 a.m.
Dinner show
The NYC Transit Retirees of
Florida are planning a bus trip to
Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Show in
Orlando on Tuesday, March 22.
Bus will leave the Beverly Hills
VFW at 8:30 a.m., and Inverness
fairgrounds at 9:15 a.m. Dinner will
be a choice of lasagna, Cornish
hen or vegetarian plate. Prime rib
is an additional $3 per person. Call
Joan Kohler at 527-2439 for reser-
vations. Payment due by Feb. 22.
Price includes transportation, show,
dinner and driver tip.
Join the singles
The Citrus Singles invite the
public to join their group on the fol-
lowing trips.
Feb. 23: "Carmen" at Ruth
Eckerd Hall. Dinner at Sam Seltzer.
March 23: One great show
"Sugar Babies" in Hudson.
Call Sol at 795-1336, leave mes-
Museum exhibit
The Red Hat Society is plan-
ning a trip to view the Princess
Diana Exhibit at the Florida
International Museum in St.
Petersburg on March 3. The exhibit
celebrates the life of Princess
Diana through home movies, let-
ters, photos, artifacts and personal
memorabilia. The highlight of the
exhibit is her wedding gown and
Spencer Tiara she wore on her
wedding day in 1981.
Call Pat at 860-2805.
Motorcoaches depart from Beverly
Hills and Inverness.
CRWC bus trip
Crystal River Woman's Club is
going to visit Orlando Wednesday,
March 16. This is a day trip to the
Harry P. Leu Gardens, the
Mennello Museum of American
Folk Art and lunch at the
Cheesecake Factory. Price
includes transportation, admis-
sions, taxes and driver gratuity.

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"Boogeyman" (PG-13) 1:30
p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:05
p.m. Digital.
"Hide and Seek" (R) 1:25 p.m.,
4:15 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 9:55 p.m.
"Million Dollar Baby" (PG-13)
1 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 10
p.m. Digital.
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p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:40
"The Aviator" (PG-13) 12:55
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CRWC cruise
The Crystal River Women's
Club has organized a springtime
fund-raising cruise to benefit CASA
and Daystar. Sailing April 3 for
seven nights from Tampa, the
cruise will visit Grand Cayman,
Costa Maya, Belize and Cozumel.
Call Joan at 564-8773.
Red Hat cruise
Sail the Eastern Caribbean with
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nights, to: Nassau and Cocoa Cay.
Price, based on double occupancy,
includes roundtrip bus to Port
Canaveral. Call Betty at 860-1140
or Lenore at (800) 306-7477.
Alaska tour
The Central Florida Elks
Lodges are taking cabin bookings
for a seven day cruise to Alaska
followed by a six day escorted land
tour that includes two nights in
Fairbanks, one night at Denali
Princess Wilderness Lodge, one
night at Mt. McKinley Princess
Lodge and one night in Anchorage.
This 13-day cruisetour is June 13-
25. Call Jim Sterin at 527-0947. To
reserve a cabin, call (800) 746-
3466. This event is a benefit for the
Elks Harry-Anna Charities.
Alaska get-away
Jim McGuane of Knights of
Columbus Council 6168, Beverly
Hills, has organized an Alaska
cruise vacation for council mem-
bers and friends. The Knights will
sail from Vancouver Sept. 9.
Packaged with this Alaska cruise
is roundtrip air, and motorcoach.
This cruise is open to the public.
Call Dorothy Squire at 726-2889.
Dec. 10 cruise
Brentwood Travel Club has a
cruise leaving Dec. 10. Round-trip
motorcoach to the pier from Citrus
County. Based on first come first
serve. Call 527-8855.

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(This is Part III of that
unusual experience we had on
our very first tour with a
A t dinner that night,
Frank related his expe-
riences, having re-
mained behind with one of our
group who was detained.
After the bus pulled away,
they went inside the building
and Frank tried to get her
something to eat, since she was
diabetic. The food in that small
area was really set
up for tourists to
"take home" as gifts .
... no sandwiches,
only salami and
sausages by the
large links, to be
served for the fami-
Sly. Somehow he
managed to get
some fruit, etc., for
which she was Anne I
grateful. The bor-' MEMI
der patrol officer OF A TI
told them that they OF A T
had contacted her COUNS
relative to bring the
missing section of the visa to
the border. Now it was a matter
of waiting.
Frank decided to take a walk
outside he was not alone ...
the TV cameras followed him,
and at one point, one of the
agents got out of his car and
watched his every move.
Time dragged on, but even-
tually one of the officers came
to tell him the border was clos-
ing and they couldn't stay
there, so they took the last bus
back to Bratislava, to the hotel
where Frank checked two'
rooms. After dinner he suggest-
ed she go to her room and get a
good restful sleep.
He remained in the lobby
and watched the people. In the
late evening, some soldiers
who were patrolling came in
and enjoyed a good drink, com-
pliments of the manager, and
inquired about Frank, etc.
It was a sleepless night for
-him as he contemplated what
to do next.
After breakfast, he went to
the government tourist office
and got very little cooperation,
until he let them know of his
decisions. "I have my plane
ticket, my passport and my


visa. I'm going to leave on the 6
p.m. bus to Vienna to join my
group, and then, the lady will
be YOUR responsibility."
Oh, things then went into
motion, as they asked him to
wait so they could check with
the border police if the missing
section was delivered. "Ah, yes,
it has been delivered and they
will give her permission to
leave the country with you."
The words were sweet music to
his ears.


When he
returned to the
hotel, she was so
relieved. Time,
dragged until bus
departure time, all
the while hoping:
and praying noth-_
ing else would pop
up to add to the sit-
I had advised my
group to not chas-
tise her, but to keep
a happy conversa-
tion going, and they

However, a few days upon
returning to the States, Frank
received a phone call from one
of her sons, "What did you do
to my mother she cries every
time she talks about the trip,"
he asked. Frank then told him
the entire story, and received
apologies but "no need to
apologize, her relatives were
the culprits who erroneously
advised her"
From there on, we felt we
were really baptized into,
group travel, which was a
worthwhile experience.
Well, for all "coal crackers":
from Pennsylvania, who would
like to talk and reminisce
about "old times" and those
interested in knowing more
about Slovakia, I set a date for
Sunday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m., at
Cinnamon Sticks Restaurant,
where we can enjoy perhaps
dessert and coffee. Give me a
buzz on your thoughts.

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band, Frank, owned a travel
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First BIRTHDAYS ----- Wedding .===.

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Johnathon Troy Dawson cel-
ebrates his first birthday Feb.
14. He is the son of David and
Christin Dawson, Homosassa.
Maternal grandparents are
Kathy Fassold, Crystal River,
and the late Larry Fassold.
Paternal grandparents are
Beverly Dawson, Crystal River,
Andre' and Jennifer Dawson,
Vero Beach.

Alec Ryan Lowery celebrat-
ed his first birthday Feb. 9.
Alec is the son of Karen Smith
of Inverness. His material
grandparents are Lewis and
Kathy Smith of Inverness.


Jacklyn Faith Green cele-
brated her first birthday Feb.
6. Jacklyn is the daughter of
Jack and Angela Green,
Middleburg. Maternal grand-
parents are Kathy Austin,
Crystal River, and Jerry
Austin, Bartow. Paternal
grandparents are Ronna Jean
Perry, Orange Park, and Jack
Green, Orange Park


The Chronicle has forms
available for wedding and
engagement announce-
ments, anniversaries,
birth announcements and
first birthdays.

Call Linda Johnson at
563-5660 for copies.


Sallie Lynn and Donald
Baillargeon of Ocala are
pleased to announce the mar-
riage of their daughter, Sally
Posey, to Scott W. Hicks of
Altamonte Springs, son of
Henry and Sheri Hicks of
Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa.
Scott is a 2000 graduate of
Crystal River High School,
where he played football. He
joined the Army and served in
Korea. He currently works for i
Coca-Cola in Orlando. q
The wedding was Feb. 12 at
Sugarmill Country Club. A

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Mr. Jaries H. Byrd and Ms.
Joyce L. Filler, Eustis, are
pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Rachael Rene Byrd, to Michael
Thomas Shea, son of the late
Thomas Collins Shea.
The bride-elect has some
college education and is self -
The future bridegroom is a
graduate of Maine Maritime
Academy and is a marine engi-
The wedding is set for April
2 at Black Diamond Golf and
Country Club.


Jean Russell and Robert
Russell of Inverness are
pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter,
April Marie Russell, to Jason
Andrew Fisher of Largo, son of
Linda Wilhelm of Pittsburgh,
Pa., and Bob Fisher of
Banonsburg, Pa.
The bride-elect is a 2002
graduate of Crystal River High
School & Health Academy. She
is a pharmacy technician at a c
CVS and is also a certified
The future bridegroom is a
graduate of Peters Township ..
High School and California
University with a bachelor of
arts degree in business admin-
istration. He is assistant man-
ager of Johnston & Murphy.
The wedding is set for March
19 at Clearwater Beach Hotel.


Dale and Phyllis Shaner of
Belleview are pleased to
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Elizabeth Ann
Shaner, to Michael Chapman,
son of Herb and Jean Neild of
Crystal River
The bride-elect is a 1982
graduate of Riverside High
School, attended Community
College of Beaver County, Erie
Business Center South and
Shanango Valley School of
Business. She is the mother of
two children and has a degree
in computer programming, two
certificates in word process-

Congratulations to the fol-
lowing new parents:
To Julie and Evan "Scott"
Jones, Floral City, a son, Evan
Scott Jones Jr., born at 9:06
a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2004. He

ing, a certificate in Old and
New Testament Bible
Theology and six years in the
medical profession in the front
and back office. She sings at
the Old Mill on Friday and
Saturday night.
The future bridegroom was
raised in Crystal River and is a
1981 graduate of Crystal River
High School. He currently
works for Sun Pools in
The wedding is set for 1 p.m.
March 19 at Yulee Sugar Mill
State Park in Old Homosassa.

weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.
Maternal grandparents are
Carl and Kathy Pomposelli,
Floral City. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Earl Jones, Sneads
and Naomi Brady, Newton,

In the V...

Air Force Airman Matthew
C. Peters has graduated from
basic military training at
Tackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas. .
: During the six weeks of
training, the. airman studied
the Air Force mission, organi-
zation and military customs
and courtesies; performed
drill and ceremony marches,
and received physical training,
rifle marksmanship, field

training exercises and special
training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who
complete basic training earn
credits toward an associate
degree through the Community
College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Rebecca
Duarte of Hernando, and
Jerry Peters of Inverness.
Peters is a 2004 graduate of
Citrus High School, Inverness.


Army Pvt. Travis J. Hirsch
has graduated from the Power-
Generation Equipment
Repairer Advanced Individual
Training (AIT) course at
Aberdeen Proving Ground,
Aberdeen, Md.

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trained to perform unit, direct
support or general support
maintenance functions on
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This included repair and over-
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