SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, August 11, 2011Vol 29 No. 43 75 cents VISIT US: www.riverlandnews.comCALL US: 489-2731 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Chamber to host Kids Day Out event Saturday, Aug. 20, at Ernie Mills ParkThe Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce, along with several businesses and government agencies, will host the Kids Day Out/Back to School Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Ernie Mills Park at 11908 Bostick St. There will be pony rides, a petting zoo, games, face painting and entertainment with music performers, Victorias School of Dance and martial arts demonstrations. The Dunnellon Police Dept will offer child I.D. cards. For more information, call Viola Soffe, event chairwoman, at 352-445-0728 or the Chamber of Commerce at 489-2320. American Idol hopeful to host fundraisersAmerican Idol hopeful Andrew Ware, a Dunnellon resident, will host a series of fundraisers prior to his Aug. 27 tryout in Houston, Texas. Ware will host a fundraiser from 5 to 10 p.m. at Hot Summer Nights with a Karaoke area on West Pennsylvania Avenue; from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Blue Gator; and from 7 p.m. to midnight at Gruffs Tap & Grill. Annie W. Johnson collecting supplies for Stuff the BusAnnie W. Johnson will collect school items for its Stuff Our Bus program, which is designed to help children who are not able to afford the basic school supplies. Donations can be dropped off at the Annie Johnson Senior Center. Annie Johnson will also be at Walmart from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12 and 13, to collect supplies. For more information, call Larry Cooper or Christine Avina at 489-8021. Community Crime Watch program scheduledThe citizens Crime Watch Community Patrol in Lake Tropicana will be the subject of the Lake Tropicana Civic Association meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at the clubhouse at 3380 S.W. 181st Court. Lt. DeLarua, from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, will be the guest speaker. The meeting also offers a 6 p.m. potluck dinner. Guests will need their own plate, utensils and beverage. WHATS HAPPENING City must match grant; applies for funds With the deadline less than a week away, the Dunnellon City Council on Monday approved the final measures necessary for the city to seek a $650,000 Community Development Block Grant. Those final measures included authorizing the submission of the grant application, adopting a community development plan, but most importantly, approving matching funds necessary to acquire the grant. Those funds will come from the $7,426,179.10 bond the city secured last year to finish Phase IV of the wastewater project. Together, the project, which will run a water line from the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport and connect to the citys water system, will cost slightly more than $1.3 million to complete. The Marion County Board of Commissioners, at its Aug. 3 meeting, approved a critical aspect of the deal, allowing the city of Dunnellon to purchase bulk water from two wells at the airport. According to City Manager Lisa Algiere, when the city secured financing to complete Phase IV of the wastewater project, part of the funds were to be used toward installing a new well and water tower on the east side of the Rainbow River. With the ability to now connect to the wells at the airport, that bond money can be diverted to the citys attempt to secure the grant to help pay for it, she told the Council at its State drops charges against man in sex caseThe State Attorneys Office has dropped a charge of lewd and lascivious battery on a child younger than 16, but older than 12 years old against an 18-yearold Dunnellon man. Cody Alan Cooke, who was originally charged with the crime in June, was notified of the states decision after receiving a letter from the State Attorneys Office Aug. 2. According to the letter, dated Aug. 1, the State Attorneys Office stated: Although the child victims statement is credible, there is otherwise insufficient evidence to prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt. Council appproves move; officials will use bond money JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Burglary suspect caught Man faces two other charges A 27-year-old Plant City man faces three charges, including burglary, while tubing Sunday on the Rainbow River. Callen J. Purcell is also charged with criminal mischief and resisting arrest without violence after authorities were called to the 11700 block of East Blue Cove Drive, where Purcell entered the back porch of a residence by causing damage to a screen door, a report stated. According to the report, Purcell was sitting in a patio chair on the back porch of the residence when the owner of the house advised she had never seen the defendant prior to the incident. The report stated the victim was scared as she frantically told Purcell to leave the porch. He did not understand why he needed to, the victim stated. The victim told authorities See GRANT page 12 Major memories Craig Anderson rubbed elbows with some of the greats in his major league career. Being taken by the New York Mets in the expansion draft of 1962, though, was when he became a permanent fixture in baseball history. One of the Original Mets, Anderson talked about his professional career with the St. Louis Cardinals and New York. Anderson is now a Dunnellon resident, along with his wife, Judy, originally from Benton, Ill. Anderson met Judy McCarty, a 1959 Benton High School graduate, over Labor Day weekend in 1961, while he was a relief pitcher for the Cardinals. I met her at the ballpark over Labor Day weekend when her family came up for the series, he said. One thing led to another and we started dating. Six weeks later just two days after the expansion draft they were married and it was off to New York. Anderson enjoyed his playing days in St. Louis. The first game he appeared in was a memorable one. It was June 23, 1961, and we were playing the Giants, he said. I relieved Ernie Broglio in the fifth and finished the game. I came up to bat and I hit the first pitch I saw down the right field line for a double and I eventually scored from second base. Then (Stan) Musial hit a grand slam in the seventh and we won 10-5. So, in my first game, I got the win, got a hit and scored a run, he added. It was a dream come true. But after that season, Andersons time in St. Louis was over when he was taken in the expanJEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsCraig Anderson, who played for the St. Louis Cardinals and was a member of the original 1962 New York Mets, points himself out in a photograph from his days playing with the Cardinals, while mentioning Stan Musial at the far right in the picture. Woman shot, killed Very few details being released Circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 50-year-old woman in the Lake Tropicana area last week are still under investigation, a Marion County Sheriffs Office spokesman said. Linda Jean Cages body was found by a deputy with the Marion County Sheriffs Office on Wednesday, Aug. 3, after the officer responded to her residence, a 10-acre farm in the Westwood Acres North community. Authorities would not divulge where Cage was shot, how many times or the type of weapon used in the shooting. This woman was someones mother, someones grandmother; she died a senseless death, said Capt. Robert Sandlin, assistant bureau chief for the Special Investigations Division of the Marion County Sheriffs Office. The discovery came after authorities responded to a call about a pickup truck burning along the 17000 block of Southwest 34th Street in the Lake Tropicana area. Once the fire was put out, the deputy got the necessary information to identify the owner of the truck and drove to that listed address, a report stated. The distance between where her truck was and her body was found is approximately 1 mile. Once authorities realized the gravity of the sitJEFF BRYAN Riverland News See BURGLARY page 3 Callen J. Purcell PHIL KNAPPER Special to the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsSidney Pitchford assists Sherry Levine with her stroke technique during a recent workshop at the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce. Levine is one of Pitchfords newest students. For artist, painting is passion For as long as Sidney Pitchford can remember, art has always been a part of her life. Whether its been as an artist, musician or entertainer, Pitchford has always felt at ease, able to pick up a brush and escape reality, write or sing songs or perform on stage. Drawing, painting and the desire to be creative has always been a part of my life, she wrote. I remember with pride a piece of my work that hung at Central (Ind.) High School in the Hall of Fame. It was wonderful to receive recognition from my teachers and fellow comrades. Having this success was motivational in continuing with my art. So much so that Pitchford attended the University of Evansville (Ind.) and Southern Indiana University, majoring in art. Her studies included drawing, painting, print making and design. Working in many different mediums has allowed me to gain versatility, said Pitchford, who relocated to Woman offering workshops JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See ARTIST page 6 See WOMAN page 6 Former pro ballplayer recalls career, first Mets squad See MAJOR page 12
Federal grant helps pay for new equipment JEFF BRYAN Riverland News OCALA The signals are everywhere, but the one common goal, besides to keep traffic flowing, is to save taxpayers money. So is the installed heat-recovery water heating units and the 50 solar panels installed at the Marion County Jail. County officials recently touted the efforts of these money-saving devices, all made possible with a $2.45 million federal Energy Efficiency and Conversation Block Grant secured in 2009. While not all of the LED traffic lights were paid for through the grant, the funds made it possible for the county to complete their task started several years ago. All told, the county now has LED lights at 107 county-maintained intersections, which includes county-operated lights in Dunnellon. Those efforts have helped save the county a significant amount, Traffic Supervisor Stan Taylor explained. We save about $75,000 a year, he said, demonstrating the amount of electricity needed for a four-panel LED light is about half of what it needs to maintain just one incandescent bulb. Also, as part of the money received through the grant, the county changed the school zone lights, replacing them with solar panels to provide power, saving on average about $10 per month. Additionally, the county also installed energy-saving windows and waterless urinals at the McPherson Government Complex, county clerks office and the courthouse. The switch to waterless urinals saves the county about 1 million gallons of water usage annually. However, its the energy-saving measures at the Marion County Jail officials seem most proud of. With the installation of the heat-recovery water heating units on one of the two 120-ton air conditioning chiller units that cool the jail and the 50 solar panels, said Andy Race, the Marion County facilities management director, officials will see a significant drop in electric bills in measures that provide what he calls free hot water. We can save up to $3,000 in electricity on heating hot water alone, he explained. Using the stimulus funds, the county will see an immediate impact on savings, Race sad. Had county officials financed the project, it would have taken upward of 30 years to see savings. Were seeing them now, Race explained. The heat-recovery system and solar panels produce enough hot water for the jail to prepare about 6,000 meals a day, do dishes and laundry as well as supply hot water for showers. Plans call for the county to install another heat-recovery unit and up to another 50 solar panels. Both of those projects would use money from the federal grant, officials said. Also, most of the countys 22 fire stations are being upgraded with heat-recovery units and solar panels. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, August 11, 2011 0008WO6 St. Johns, Volusia, Putnam & Brevard Countys Flooring Superstore is NOW in Marion County! Buy today, install tomorrow Guaranteed Low Prices Outstanding Service SR 200 CR 484 Walmart 352-671-1787 9598 SW 114th Street Ocala (Next to Bealls / Just West of Walmart www.FloorFactoryOutlet.com Mon. Sat. 8 am to 7 pm, Sun. noon to 5pm We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK N County touts energy-saving initiatives JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsAndy Race, the Marion County facilities management director, stands in front of the 50 solar panels installed early this year that produce hot water for inmates at the Marion County Jail.
Purcell had a strong odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from him, the report stated. According to the report, Purcell left after an unknown amount of time, going back into the Rainbow River from the dock on her property. The victim provided authorities with a description of Purcell, which was relayed to the Marion County Sheriffs Office and Officer Bruce Arnold, who was patrolling the river with the Dunnellon Police Department Marine Unit. Officer Arnold identified Purcell, informing him he needed to speak with him, but Purcell made an attempt to avoid Officer Arnold by going underneath an inner tube and not responding to questions being directed at him, the report stated. Purcell then came out from underneath the inner tube and began swimming to Blue Run Park alongside the Marine Patrol Unit as instructed by Officer Arnold, who then instructed another person swimming next to Purcell to get his attention as he was attempting to go underneath the water, the report stated. According to the report, once they arrived at Blue Run Park, Officer Arnold advised Purcell to wait on shore as he anchored the Marine Unit. Purcell, the report stated, ignored Officer Arnolds request. A deputy with the Marion County Sheriffs Office was waiting at the waters edge for Purcell, at which time he attempted to avoid the deputy by picking up a juvenile from the group he was swimming with and began walking toward the parking lot, the report stated. Officer Arnold and the deputy gave Purcell numerous commands to stop, the report stated. Upon making contact with Purcell, he was placed into handcuffs and detained for further investigation, the report stated. While at the scene, Officer Arnold made contact with an independent witness, who advised he observed Purcell exit the river onto the victims property. The independent witness stated he had been floating behind Purcells party and observed him and another white male get out at several residences and jump off docks into the water, the report stated. After seeing Purcell exit onto the victims dock, the independent witness stated he later heard screams coming from the victim yelling for him to leave, the report stated. The independent witness told the other white male from the party to go and get him. According to the report, Officer Mike Miley arrived at Blue Run Park with the victim who positively identified Purcell. Officer Miley transported the victim home, returning to Blue Run Park and placed Purcell into the back of his patrol car and transported Purcell to the Marion County Jail. Purcell was released Monday from the Marion County Jail after posting bond. His bond was set at $2,000 on the three charges. 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The 6-year-old also got to sit behind the wheel of the car as he and his sister, Ashley, not pictured, participated in National Night Out, which was Aug. 2. This years event offered hayrack rides and a cookout as law enforcement officials banded together. BELOW LEFT: Bill Samardak, a resident of Blue Cove, shares a story about the alligators that live in the region. BELOW RIGHT: Twoyear-old Alauna Golden enjoys some cheese puffs at the cookout before she and her mom and a family friend go on a hayrack ride with police officers. In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attack on U.S. soil, the American Legion Post 58 in Dunnellon will host a Celebration of Life and Appreciation event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, to mark the occasion. The ceremony will begin with several current active military personnel giving memorial and inspirational talks. Those present at Ground Zero will also speak about their experiences there at the time of the tragedy. 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River views City officials be prepared: Election Day is comingGood day to the folks of Dunnellon. I just finished listening to the city councils Aug. 3 meeting and reading the article by Mary Ann Hilton. I could not help but to make a link between the two. Last year, the city implemented the now infamous fraud through the redlight cameras. The claim is that it was done for safety. The truth thus far has been for revenue. There have been numerous requests to the city to provide information showing that there have been accidents from red-light running. They have been evasive and even held a meeting in an attempt to justify this action. When anyone questions them they resort to belittling the person as evidenced at the Aug. 3 meeting where the council launches into a diatribe against folks who raise concerns particularly Burt Eno. Mary Ann Hilton has questioned the decisions taken in the Greenlight Communication enterprise. She specifically says The Greenlight of Dunnellon enterprise plan was ill conceived and poorly executed from the beginning. When it was first brought to the public, no formal studies were done. When the importance of having a study that would predict the likelihood of adequate service purchasers was stated by a member of the public we were told a study of that magnitude would be too costly. She has hit upon what others have discovered regarding the red-light cameras. This council acts recklessly. What is most disappointing about it is that they have led the city down a winding road that ends at dead end that drops off into financial ruin. This council has one trait that would normally be considered to be an attribute. That is consistency. However, in this city they have managed, or should I say mismanaged, to give consistency a bad name. Mary thanks for your honesty. Be prepared to become a pariah around city hall. Council members beware you have sowed to the wind, now be prepared to reap the whirl wind. Election Day is coming. Vernon R. Hastings Dunnellon An investment worth makingInvestments can be a gamble. But when one invests in our young people, the investment is always worth making. Recently, the American Legion Post 58 sent a young man to the Boys State Conference in Tallahassee. When you read the thank-you letter Post 58 received from Brandon Sanchez for sending him to Boys State, you will understand why this Post will always invest in our youth. Brandon is truly a remarkable young man, Frank Strobl American Legion Officials miss opportunity to keep public in the know Sit on it! W hew! I had forgotten how active a 2-year-old could be. I took a three-hour nap when my niece, Rose, and her daughter, Charlotte, left for Connecticut. It was the first time we saw Charlotte. She was very friendly for not knowing who we were. She didnt like it when I said Poppop is my brother. She said No, hes my Poppop! They dubbed my mom Super Nana since Charlotte calls my sisterin-law Charlene, Nana. I was surprised how clearly Charlotte could say my name. Most adults have a hard time saying it. I dont understand that. It is just two syllables, Kathleen. My brother was in his 30s before he realized there wasnt an A between the H and L. My friends daughter had a speech impediment. She used to call me Assleen! Hearing Charlotte say my name so clearly put a smile on my face. Charlotte was very inquisitive. She got very excited seeing all the cows. She asked if she could ride one. I asked her why she wanted to ride a cow and not a horse. She answered Isnt that what cowboys ride? You have to love the logic of a 2-year-old. I quizzed her on all the essentials, her name, how old was she, etc.? I asked her where she lived. She said in a house! The look on her face was priceless. It said Where else would I live you knucklehead? Everything is so literal to a 2-yearold. Charlotte had a grand time playing with an old doll house my brother, Tim, brought down from the attic. For some strange reason, she liked to put the babies on the roof and let them slide down the eave of the house. It made her laugh. We went to the beach one day. She loves playing in the water. Charlotte enjoyed making new friends along the waters edge. She says hello to everyone she meets. I had a great time getting to know Charlotte. It was good to see my niece and my brother, too. Barry provided us with the biggest laugh. I swear the man doesnt have a lick of common sense. He is highly educated, yet he lacks any morsel of sense. All week he complained he was getting a rash on his butt. He thought it was from the chlorine in the pool. This didnt make sense, because it was only on his behind. No one else got a rash and the chlorine didnt seem excessive. By the end of the week, we figured out the mystery of the rash. You know those new moist towelettes that you are supposed to use to clean yourself with after you use the loo? Well, he thought he was using those. What he was actually using was Lysol Disinfectant Wipes that you use to clean the toilet and sink! To top it off, he remembers Charlene telling him she put some cream in his suitcase. He had been applying it to the rash. Barry couldnt understand why it wasnt working. It didnt work because it was sunscreen! My dad always said Barry lives his life in the clouds. You would think a college-educated professor would know how to read. My sister likes to tell the story of how he once visited her and used the Scrubbing Bubbles cleaning machine that spins in your shower as soap. He never made that mistake again. I would like to end this column with some great jokes, butt due to decorum a pun will suffice. The Newspaper built on Community Pride. 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Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. 4 Riverland News, Thursday, August 11, 2011 RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VIEW LETTERS TIME TO SMILE GUEST COLUMN H ow many times in the past and in light of the present state of the world, both nationally and locally, have we not asked these two questions: Why cant we find leaders today that possess the same qualities as our founders, both in government and in community? And, what has happened to dialectic in our discourse, both nationally and locally? In order to answer the first question, I would offer the works of Jose Ortega Y Gasset one of the most renowned Philosophers and Essayists of the 20thcentury. Ortega in his classic novel The Revolt of the Masses, offers a treatise on the Barbarism of Specialization in this work he contends that in the 19th century, we see the appearance of the specialist, that is an individual that is trained and educated in one small aspect of a given science and only that part of which he is an investigator. Further, in his treatise, Ortega coins the term Learned Ignoramus. The specialist knows very well his own tiny corner of the universe; he is radically ignorant of all the rest. The specialist does not display his ignorance as other men, he is contemptuous in his ignorance; the specialist is imbued with an inflated sense of dominance and worth, which compel him to predominate in all things. The specialist waves his titles, degrees and education as giving him the right to dominate, even though he may be as ignorant and, often is, as everyone else. Often times that domination may pose a distinct threat to the community at large. I would offer a quote from Ortega: Anyone who wishes can observe the stupidity of thought, judgment, action, shown today in politics, art, religion and the general problems of life and the world, by men of science, and of course, behind them, the doctors, engineers, financiers, teachers specialists all. Our founders and leaders were cut from a different piece of cloth, than those that sit in government and leadership positions today, they certainly were not specialists their formal education was well rounded, what could be equated to a Liberal Arts education, but the education that they had an abundance of was life experience. Life experience is what makes the difference, the founders and leaders could relate to the people because they had a shared existence, that cannot be said of todays leaders, the majority of whom have spent their lives in academia becoming specialists, and acquiring all of the behavioral traits that come with the title. As an answer to the question: What has happened to the dialectic in our discourse? Please consider the following. Our dialectic and discourse in the public forum, both nationally and locally, has become specialist speak. This is the language practiced by specialists speaking in public and in the print media. In this language, no one means what they say, if they are insulting in their writing or speech, they will say that they are misunderstood, misSpecialist and dialectic C ity officials completed their rush job applying for a Community Development Block Grant with another last-minute surprise it required officials to guarantee an equal match. Odd, or maybe intentional on their part, that the subject of a matching grant was never mentioned in the weeks leading up to the Aug. 15 deadline to apply for the $650,000 in funds. Putting the pressure of the financial burden on the shoulders of taxpayers without ample notice is unfair, even if its being done with bond money already acquired for a previous project. Couple that with the almost $3 million the city has spent on its fiber to the home program, thats a deep financial burden for limited tax base that isnt likely to boom anytime soon. A few weeks ago it was Councilwoman Penny Fleeger who pointed out the federal governments knack for deficit spending and its inability to rein in its much-maligned spending habits. Ironic how our local government is doing the same as it undertakes the efforts to improve an aging infrastructure and bring about an enterprise fund that has yet to provide a timeline of when they expect Greenlight Communications to begin making a profit. Lets also point out City Manager Lisa Algiere, who wrote a guest column about the citys need to pursue this grant in the Aug. 4 edition of the Riverland News, failed to mention the city would have to match funds to acquire the grant. Simply put, it was a missed opportunity to keep the public in the loop, and if there is backlash from that decision there is no one to blame but themselves. The City Council must remember they represent the voters and that it is imperative they keep the public in the know. That is, after all, who they work for. Understand, the public is required to hold government accountable for its actions. Fool us once, shame on you; fool us twice, shame on us. Kathleen Wallace See LETTERS page 5 See GUEST page 5 F. C. Stark
quoted and when all else fails they have been taken out of context. When engaged in debate and they are asked a question they dont want to answer or faced with facts that they do not want to confront, they will accuse the person of, raking them over the coals, harassment, unprofessional, threatening, in specialist speak this means shut up. So much for dialectic, the specialist does not engage in this type of discourse, he is at his best at home in front of his computer, spewing forth his disinformation, no risk of confrontation. Know this about the mindset of a specialist if you happen to have the misfortune of engaging them in a discussion, in his mind, his opinion is always the correct one, disagreeing with a specialist will lower your IQ significantly in their mind, depending upon the validity of your argument, you will go from stupid to moron in a heartbeat. Much of what Ortega wrote was written in the 1920s and 1930s, however, it is so apropos to today and our world, just watch the television and read the news; there is no denying that what he has postulated is a reality, there was good reason for him to title his treatise the Barbarism of Specialization. They are a clear and present danger to our way of living, that much was recognized years ago. Dont believe me? Take another look around nationally, locally, worldwide, am I wrong? Knowledge is the key, the specialist capitalizes on our ignorance, dont let that happen, read, become informed, get good solid information, become aware of what is going on in the community, participate, truly become part of the community. Let me be perfectly clear that I am in no way taking a shot at education or professionals at any level, they are fine and good people, my comments are directed to that very small minority that has indeed become specialists. F.C. 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Seeing the campus of one of Floridas top schools, as well as the state capitol was great. Becoming accustomed to dorm life has been an eye-opener. Speaking in front of so many equally intellectual citizens was nerve wracking, yet imperative. Meeting people and making friends from such different walks of life and from vastly different regions of this large state has been very enjoyable and rewarding. Everyone seems to speak differently, think differently, and be generally crafted in their unique way. The experience already instilled in me is undeniable and unforgettable. I truly can not thank the men and women who got me to this position enough; as you are the sole reason for my being here, and I can guarantee you that my life will be affected by this journey in countless ways. This experience is one-of-a-kind, and I feel almost undeserving of such an opportunity. Thank you to all who made this a reality, to the committee that interviewed and selected me, and to all of the American Legion volunteers at Boys State. I am humbled to be part of this incredible program. Once again, thank you. Brandon Sanchez Dunnellon LETTER S continued from page 4 GUE S T continued from page 4 Altary & Rosary Society to distribute clothes to needyThe Altar & Rosary Society at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will distribute gently used and new clothing to families in need from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the church at 7525 S.W. U.S. 41 in Dunnellon. For information, call Pat at 489-1984.Chamber seeks volunteers, sponsors for Jazz UpThe Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce is in need of volunteers and sponsors for the annual Jazz Up Dunnellon, which will be Saturday, Oct. 15. If you would like to be a part of event, attend the Jazz Up Committee Meetings at from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, 20500 E. Pennsylvania Ave. For more information, call Beverly Leisure, executive director, at 489-2320. Car Cruise scheduled FridayThere will be a car cruise at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the Big Lots Plaza at 8500 S.W. State Road 200. Music, door prizes and 50/50 chance drawing. Bring a can of food for the Salvation Army food pantry. For more information, call 489-7379. Harmony Preschool registration openHarmony Preschool is now accepting student registration for their 2to 3-year-old class and their morning and afternoon VPK Classes for 4-year olds. The preschool is also accepting students enrolled in the School Readiness (Vouchers) program. The school is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and wrap around care is offered for VPK students for an additional fee. Stop by the preschool at 21501 W. State Road 40 in Dunnellon. The school is housed in the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon or call (352) 489-9552 for more information. COMMUNITY BRIEFS
uation, they began working quickly, Capt. Sandlin said. They just began to process the scene immediately, he explained. Capt. Sandlin noted authorities have been pursuing leads since last week and following up on tips the agency has received. Theres a lot that goes into an investigation, he said, noting the agency is also investigating the homicides of four others, including two children, found in shot to death in a house fire last Thursday in Ocala. Were talking to a lot of people; a lot of questions are being asked. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case and the Sheriffs Office is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for a conviction. Anyone who has information or knew Cage can call Crime Stoppers at 352368-7867 or Detective Rhonda Stroup at 352369-6845. We urge anyone to call, Capt. Sandlin said. Though wed prefer they call us directly, were able to ask the questions we have at the time. But we understand if they want to remain anonymous. Grand Park North in Rainbow Springs. And while attending college, she began writing songs and singing at the age of 22, all which helped pay for her education and the opportunity to further study the arts. I love art and have studied for many years, she said. But I feel I have always had the creative flow within me. I have a deep desire to capture and stir the emotions of others. It is always rewarding when someone touches upon the same emotions that you felt when creating a painting. Her work has been featured in such publications as N Magazine and Naples Illustrated, as well as other newspapers and periodicals. Her personal work has been on display at The Von Liebig Art Center and the Howard Allen Circuit, where she won several awards and sold her paintings. Now, Pitchford is hoping she can share her love and touch upon others inner ability. The newly relocated artist is hosting painting workshops for those looking to tap into their artistic side. Pitchford is certainly no stranger to working with others. Prior to moving to Dunnellon, she taught art for years in South Florida. Pitchford currently hosts a series of workshops from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. She offers watercolor-based sessions Tuesday afternoons and Friday evenings. Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons, she offers an oilbased workshop. All of her classes are at the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, 20500 E. Pennsylvania Ave. The cost of each workshop is $25 with a four-week minimum. For more information, call Pitchford at 465-0702 or the Chamber of Commerce at 489-2320. Theres a lot of 55-andplus people that live in the area that like to paint, like to do art, Pitchford said. But they have to go to country clubs to do this; I thought the Chamber would be a nice place to meet and fill a need for artists to take classes. Though enrollment has been slow to pick up, Pitchford is confident her classes will be bursting at the seam soon. When local folks and snowbirds come back, I expect larger classes, she explained, noting the proximity of her classes, compared to driving to Ocala. As long as they know it is here, they dont have to so far to enjoy a workshop. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, August 11, 2011 JOINT PAIN? 0 0 0 8 U M L 2155 W. Mustang Blvd. Beverly Hills, F L 34465 746-5707 2236 Hwy. 44 West Inverness, F L 34453 344-Bone ( 2663 ) 520 SE 8th Ave. Crystal River, F L 34429 564-Bone ( 2663 ) Medicare & Most Insurance Accepted New Patients Welcome! Serving Citrus County Over 3 Decades Combined Walter I. Choung, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon Kenneth M. Lemos, PA-C Physician Assistant Jeremiah A. Hubbard, DO Orthopaedic Surgeon Shoulders Shoulder pain is a common complaint with many common causes. Its important to make an accurate diagnosis for a desired outcome. 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Its fast, easy and secure. www.riverlandnews.com Answers on page 5 Hot Summer Night Saturday The eighth annual Hot Summer Night Block will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, along West Pennsylvania Avenue and Cedar Street, which will be closed to normal vehicular traffic. The event is sponsored by the Historic Village Shops of Dunnellon and cosponsored by the Dunnellon Police Department. Proceeds garnered will benefit the Special Olympics. Hometown Auto Mart has donated two scooters, which will be raffled off at the end of the evening. There will also be a silent auction and several businesses have donated items, which will be auctioned off at the end of the evening. Items are needed for the silent auction and local businesses are being asked to contribute. Remember all proceeds benefit the Special Olympics. These items will be located by the Dunnellon Police Department Special Olympics Informational booth and Dunk Tank. Citizens, local businesses, civic groups and organizations are encouraged to be a part of the summers biggest bash. Live music will be heard throughout the Historic District. Victorias School of Dance will be performing and their new neighbors Imagination Station will be Kid Ready with their bounce house and other kid activities. The Dragon Warrior Martial Arts Team will offer a demonstration on Cedar Street and look for water activities at the Lions Club parking lot. The Bring What You Have car cruise-in is open to everyone, free of charge, so dust off the station wagon, the Jalopy, the Hummer, the Hog or the Trike and show Dunnellon what makes you smile! Don Big Daddy Garlits will have at least one of his amazing dragsters or antique cars from his museum at this years event. A variety of food vendors will be scattered throughout the Village complimenting the historic member eateries. The Historic Village Shops will be open during the entire event for your shopping pleasure. For a complete list of other special happenings, raffle ticket sales locations or other information, call 489-1818. ARTIST continued from page 1 Sherry Levine works on a colorful painting, consisting of flowers.JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland News WOMAN continued from page 1 Annual event kicks off at 5 p.m.; will benefit Special Olympics
Schools announce orientation dates With new students and new schedules this year, parents may wish to visit their childs school during orientation sessions. These events give parents and students the opportunity to become accustomed to their new or returning school outside normal class hours. They also offer advance notice of class schedules, bus routes and stop times, extra-curricular activities, and other school-related opportunities. Orientations for Dunnellon and Romeo elementary, Dunnellon Middle and Dunnellon High schools will be on the following times and days: Dunnellon and Romeo elementary schools, 10 a.m. Aug. 19. Dunnellon Middle School, 5 p.m. Aug. 18. Dunnellon High School, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19; for Marion Oaks students, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 19 at Horizon Academy. For more information, contact each school directly.New Crime Stoppers discount cards availableThe new 2011-12 Crime Stoppers of Marion County Discount Card is available and free for the asking. The card, featuring the local Crime Stoppers tipsline phone number (368STOP), offers yearlong discounts at a dozen Ocala businesses. Its available at Soapys Car Washes in Ocala and at State Road 200 and Southwest 93rd Court or call 843-1499 or email rhauck@embarqC ulinary herbs are the original cutand-comeagain crop; so if youve got them in the garden, dont be afraid to get snipping and picking. The plants really will benefit from it, and youll have wonderful flavors to add to dishes. Most herbs and leafy plants naturally want to create seeds, and once they get to that stage, it means the end of a herb like parsley, chives or basil. So pick leaves early and often to encourage the plant to put out more foliage and prevent it from running to seed. It may be cheating nature, but it extends the life of your plants and gives you handfuls of herbs to enjoy. Chives grow quickly in spring and summer. Cut, as you need them for use, trimming right down to the base. Keep four or five pots at the ready, so you always have some at different stages to harvest. When cutting parsley, always remove the whole leaf, together with the leaf stalk, nipping it back to where it joins the clump. Avoid the oldest leaves, as these tend to be tough. Cutting rosemary for culinary use will prevent the plant from becoming woody. Use secateurs/garden scissors to trim 4 to 6 inches from each shoot, as required. Avoid cutting back into woody, leafless branches. Hang up bunches of rosemary to air dry, ready to use in winter. When harvesting basil, nip out with scissors or between finger and thumb, the tips of the plants back to just above a pair of leaves. New growth will emerge at this point. Dont nip just below the leaf, leaving a short stem, as this will simply wither. Where you have more of a particular herb than you can use at one time, make herb ice cubes. These will provide you with the taste of homegrown herbs to use when youre no longer picking fresh leaves. Pick the leaf, add to the water in the cube tray and freeze, its that simple. Tracy Jenner, the Riverland Gardener, can be reached at email@example.com. Riverland News, Thursday, August 11, 2011 7 0008U4G 0008X7M PUBLIC HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT NOTICE OF COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE CHANGE HEARING TO CONSIDER ORDINANCE #ORD2010-11 LARGE SCALE COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE AMENDMENT #CPA2010-02 ORDINANCE #ORD2010-11, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO UPDATE THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP FOR THE CITY OF DUNNELLON; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Dunnellon City Council will hold a public hearing to consider Ordinance #ORD2010-11, proposed amendment to the Dunnellon Comprehensive Plan. This public hearing will be held at the following time and location: Dunnellon City Hall 20750 River Drive Dunnellon, FL 34431 Monday, August 22, 2011| 5:30 p.m. The proposed Ordinance/Comprehensive Plan Amendment may be inspected by the public at Dunnellon City Hall, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays. Interested parties are encouraged to appear at this hearing and provide comments regarding the proposed ordinance. Copies of this ordinance are available free of charge at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend and comment. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 4658500 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. 532-0811 RIV 0008XX7 Charles Marquis Flooring Installation of Dunnellon, Inc. (352) 620-4131 No Matter Where You Bought It, I L L I N S T A L L I T I L L I N S T A L L I T I LL INSTALL IT! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org C all RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! 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Patchwork, Floridas Fabulous Flat-picking Fiddling Females five women who play everything from original Florida folk, country and bluegrass to forties swing and rhythm & blues, all on acoustic instruments, will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Sunday Sampler at the Historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. Riverland gardener Go ahead, harvest those herbs Tracy Jenner COMMUNITY BRIEFS
Church preps for annual Trash to Treasure SaleThe Church of the Advent will present its annual Trash to Treasure Sale on Saturday, Sept. 24. (Rain date will be Oct 1.) Crafters, flea market and food vendors are invited to participate. The church is at 11251 County Road 484, in front of the new fire station. For registration and information, call Al Sickle at (352) 208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan at (352) 347-2428. Peach Lutheran Church summer schedulePeace Lutheran Church has paused its Wednesday evening Bible study, with a potluck meal, for the balance of the summer. Other opportunities for Bible study remain on the schedule. times are 10 a.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Sundays. Sunday morning worship service is at 10 a.m. Peace, The Church On The Hill, is at 7201 S. U.S. 41, five miles north of Dunnellon. For information, call the church office at (352) 489-5881. Rainbow Springs church to host LIFT ministryJoin the ladies at Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If child care is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For information about this ministry, email Cindy Greaves at women@ caringpeople.org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41. For information, contact the church at (352) 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org. Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-MeNot Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program also includes seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. The free program meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. Trained volunteers provide activities and refreshments. For information, call Grace Burks at (352) 4892580 or Joey Weisbaum at (352) 489-6963. T his week the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly, celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. This week as I pondered our life together it occurred to me, I might be taking some things for granted. Doing this, especially when it involves another person, is dangerous. I decided to take a little stock of myself and my relationship with the Mistress of the parsonage. What makes our marriage so great? The first thing I had to do was check with her to make sure our marriage was indeed great. Much to my relief, she, too, agreed with my conclusion. This borders on the miraculous. Whenever we agree 100 percent on anything, watch out! A recent Hollywood wedding got me thinking. According to the reports I have seen, that wedding cost more than $1 million! Only in Hollywood! Given the way such things go in the west coast marital Mecca, it amounts to about $100,000 a month of married life. Our wedding, 40 years ago, cost $97.73. It took us all summer to scrape and save for our nuptial extravaganza. So far, our marriage has cost us 20 cents per month. The best 20 cents we ever invested. The amazing thing about this is, each month the cost goes down but the value goes up. The question I wanted to answer, at least in my own mind was what made our marriage so great? What is the secret of our marriage? As far as I can assess, there are four things about our marriage that has made it the great success it is today. The first is FORGIVE AND FORGET. She forgives me my mistakes and I never forget to thank her for it. Some couples carry grudges for years. Thanks to my memorychallenged mind, I cannot remember what I had for lunch yesterday much less a disagreement several years old. It takes an enormous amount of energy to REMEMBER things that happened years ago. I prefer spending that energy creating new memories. Another key to our marital bliss is TOSS AND TURN. She tosses everything out and I turn the house upside down trying to find it. This has been the most difficult for me. I would not admit to being a pack rat, but each year they invite me to be their keynote speaker at their convention. I would go but each year my good wife tosses the letter out before I can respond. My wife believes that tossing away yesterdays baggage and turning over a new leaf each day is crucial. As my wife is fond of saying, Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Sometimes she says it with a twinkle of menace in her left eye. There is also, GIVE AND TAKE. This has proven beneficial over the years. She gives me a piece of her mind and I usually take it. My concern is, of all the pieces of her mind she has given me throughout the years, how can she have anything left? Decision-making is not a one-way street in a marriage relationship. Thank God it isnt. In every dilemma at least two sides need considering. When you 8 Riverland News, Thursday, August 11, 2011 Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Interim Pastor Tim Turner (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 0008FM0 0006ZUU U nitarian U niversalists 7633 N. Florida Ave. (Route 41) Citrus Springs N a t u r e C o a s t 465-4225 WWW NCUU ORG SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 A.M. W HERE REASON & RELIGION M EET GLBT WELCOME Dunnellon Presbyterian Church Jeffrey W. Welch, Pastor 2 0 6 4 1 C h e s t n u t S t r e e t C o r n e r o f C h e s t n u t & O h i o S t r e e t s I n T h e H i s t o r i c D i s t r i c t 4 8 9 2 6 8 2 S u n d a y W o r s h i p . . . . . . . . . 8 : 3 0 A M S u n d a y S c h o o l . . . . 9 : 4 5 A M W o r s h i p . . . . . . . . 1 1 : 0 0 A M N u r s e r y P r o v i d e d F o r A l l S e r v i c e s d u n n p r e s c h u r c h @ b e l l s o u t h n e t 0008FGM 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 . . . . . 7:00 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 0008FHT Peace Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Rev. Terry L. McKee, Pastor Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 9:00 A.M Sunday Worship Service 10:00 A.M Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 A.M Wednesday potluck & Bible Study 6:30 PM 0008FLN The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org Peace Lutheran Church 0008VO3 0008KOP Christ-Centered Bible -Believing SUNDAYS 10 am . . . . . Bible Classes 11 am . . . . . Worship Service 5:30 pm . . . Evening Praise Service Lighthouse Baptist Church New Sunday Evening Series What On Earth Is Going On In The World? This is an informative and prophetical look at the Bible and our times WEDNESDAYS 5:30 pm . . Music Rehearsal 7 pm . . . . Bible Study & Prayer In Citrus Springs 974 W. G. Martinelli Blvd. On the corner of W.G. Martinelli Blvd. and Citrus Springs Blvd. (352) 489-7515 Rev. F. Jess Burton, Pastor Cell Phone 352-208-3055 0008FFI Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Traditional Worship 8:00 AM With Communion Each Week Contemporary Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Sharing Gods Light 352-489-4026 www.SharingGodsLight.org 0008FIN 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 0008FGF MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Emmanuel Akalue, Pastor 0008FL3 489-2685 Hall Available For Community Functions Rite I 2nd & 4th Sunday Rite II 1st & 3rd Sunday Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sundays 9:00 AM Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA Pastor Lynn Fonfara 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Communion Every Sunday Information: 489-5511 Go To Our Web Page hopelutheranelca.com 00078B6 GATHERINGS A D IRECTORY OF A REA C HURCHES For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20 711180 OUT TO PASTOR Special to the Riverland NewsThe Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the large group of Chinese exchange students during their recent stay in Dunnellon. The Chamber gave the students and their teachers all goodie bags with American flags on them as souvenirs. CHURCH BRIEFS The secret to a great marriage Chinese students treated by Chamber Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 9 FBC Dunnellon to host live simulcast Women from all over the world will gather together from the comfort of local churches Saturday, Sept. 10, to hear from Beth Moore, author and Bible teacher, at LifeWay Womens Living Proof Live Simulcast event. The Womens Ministry at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon (FBCD) will host this dynamic event and is inviting all women in the Marion, Levy and Citrus counties to join them. We are so thankful to be able to host this event at our church and are prayerful that through this venue we can light a fire among the women of our community for the Lord, said Sarah Joe Thomas, FBCD Simulcast Coordinator. Tickets for the event are $25 and will include a catered southern style luncheon. Tickets can be purchased at www.fbcdunnellon.com or by calling (352) 489-2730. Seating is limited, so call ahead to reserve your seats today! Doors will open at 9:30 a.m., and the live broadcast begins at 10:30 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m. First Baptist Church Dunnellon is at 20831 Powell Road. Foe more information, call the church office at 489-2730 or visit www.fbcdunnellon. com. Event scheduled for Sept. 10
Join the ladies at Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If child care is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For information about this ministry, email Cindy Greaves at women@caring people.org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41. For information, contact the church at (352) 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org. find yourself in a dilemma, do what my wife does, go for de lemonade. When only one person makes the decision in the marriage, the whole relationship takes on a lopsided demeanor. There is nothing meaner than a one-sided decision. One last thing that makes our marriage great is PROFIT AND LOSS. This has taken a little more time to take root in my mind. Taking root in a vacuum is hard for anything. I have discovered that a marriage runs in decades. For instance, the first-year period focuses on establishing the relationship. This is discovering who you are as a couple, but by the time this happens, tiny footsteps are heard in the hallway at night coming toward your bedroom. The second decade centers on trying to raise those children and keep from going insane in the process. If I have any insanity, it is because I have inherited it from my children. The third decade is the most important. Not many couples get this far. The third decade is devoted to rediscovering who you are as a couple. No longer are we Rachaels mom or Jasons dad or Sarahs parents. We are discovering our own identity as a couple. And let me say, it sure is the best part of the wedding cake and we are eating it up. The fourth decade, where we are right now, is relishing all those memories made in the first three decades. In this PROFIT AND LOSS stage, I have discovered that I profit greatly if I cause my significant other no loss of face. It is amazing how many single people are married and even live in the same house but go in separate directions and lead separate lives. Becoming a couple is a marvelous process taking years to mature. My wife and I have found the key to all of this. It is simply SUBMISSION. The Bible plainly states, Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God (Ephesians 5:21 KJV). We can do this because we independently anchor our lives to that rock that is higher than I (Psalms 61:2 KJV). As a couple, we build our lives upon a common foundation Jesus Christ. To my wife: A happy anniversary to the best Mistress to adorn my parsonage. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road, Ocala, FL 34472. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at (352) 687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@ att.net. The church website is www.whatafellow ship.com. Riverland News, Thursday, August 11, 2011 9 (6 piece order) 0008XBI Hwy. 41 Next to Wal-Mart 489-9333 (352) 489-6055 0008XBD AUNT BOBBYS 20561 Powell Rd. One block west of Bank of America Hours: Tues. Sat 10-4 A u n t B o b b y s A n t i q u e s Aunt Bobby s Antiques & C o l l e c t a b l e s & Collectables F u r n i t u r e G i f t s Furniture Gifts G l a s s w a r e V i n t a g e C l o t h i n g Glassware Vintage Clothing Come in and see why we are worth the drive! We Have The Largest Selection Of Vintage Jewelry In The Area! Including Clip-On Earrings And Brooches 0008XKI OPEN: Wed. thru Sat. Bellisima by Zory Salon & Spa Salon & Spa Bellisima by Zory 4 6 5 3 2 0 0 4 6 5 3 2 0 0 465-3200 20559 Chestnut St. Dunnellon Credit Cards accepted M22209/MA42675 Hair Stylist Wanted HIGH COMMISSIONS Facials & Massages Available HAIR CUTS women $15 men $13 children $10 NEW CLIENTS COLOR, CUT & STYLE $45 0008XBF ( 352 ) 465-6505 19140 E. 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FREE HEARING TEST 0008XJX Carmelas Steaks Seafood Pasta Alfredos Franceses Salad Bar www.carmelas1.com (352) 465-1818 12169 S Williams St., Dunnellon Isnt Just Italian! Carmelas Entrees 40 Lunches $6.99 & Under 20 Dinners $8.99 & Under 40 Dinners $12.99 & Under Early Birds Every Day Starting at $5.99 Breakfast Sunday Friday Under $6.99 Starting at 8:30 a.m. Sunday Breakfast Buffet 8:30a.m. 1:00p.m. Over 20 items including coffee or tea. Specialty items such as Quiche Lorraine, Blueberry Pancakes, French Toast, Corned Beef Hash, Fruit & Danish Bar, Yogurt and much, much more. All For $7.99 Also Regular Menu. 0008XJ6 Cabinet Refacing New Cabinets Countertops Custom Modifications Kitchen & Bath Improvements Serving The Nature Coast for over 11 Years. 0008XKU NATU RA L & PREMIUM PET FOO DS Mon. 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Online at RVT.com Millions of RV Shoppers Thousands of RVs SOLD Serving RV traders since 1999 www.RVT.com or Call (888)347-7570 Schools & Instruction Heat & Air JOBS Ready to work? 3 week accelerated program. Hands on environment. Nationwide certifications and Local Job Placement Assistance! (877)994-9904 ROLLING HILLS/HILLSIDE APARTMENTS11150 Rolling Hills Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34431 00085OE Move-In Specials NOW Call Monday Through Friday 8:00am 5:00pm Recent Foreclosures Welcome(352) 489-1021 Rental Assistant AvailableThis Institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. 255-0811 RIV Lien Notices 8/26 sale PUBLIC NOTICE UNCLAIMED VEHICLE AUCTION The following vehicle(s) will be sold for charges due on 08/26/2011, at 8:00AM 2000 FORD VIN# 1FAFP34P2YW164086 1995 DODGE VIN# 1B7HC16YXSS368514 Address where vehicle(s) are stored and will be sold: Scrambletown Wrecker Service, 15679 NE Hwy. 314, Silver Springs, FL 34488 352-625-2444. Scrambletown Wrecker Service reserves the right to except or reject any Lien Notices and all bids. August 11, 2011. Lien Notices 254-0811 RIV8/25 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 08/25/2011, 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., 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. 1GTCS198958257320 2005 GeneralMotors Corp 2MEFM74W8WX630492 1998 MERCURY August 11, 2011. 256-0811 RIV 8/25 sale PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Auction S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. hereby gives notice of leins and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 08/25/2011, 10:00 a.m. at 2011 North Martin Luther King Blvd., Ocala, FL 34475. Pursuant to Florida Statutes Subsection 713.78 S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids 1N6DD26S3YC345301 2000 NISS Frontier 2WD August 11, 2011. 257-0811 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE #ORD2011-08 RIVER ETIQUETTE The City of Dunnellon City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 22, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 20750 River Dr., Dunnellon, FL 34431 to consider the adoption of: ORDINANCE #ORD2011-08 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE CITY CODE BY AMENDING CHAPTER 78-WATERWAYS, ARTICLE l IN GENERAL SECTIONS 78-1 THROUGH 78-8; DIVISION 1 GENERALLY-SECTIONS 78-31 THROUGH 78-43; DIVISION 2 AIRBOATS -SECTIONS 78-51 THROUGH 78-53; DIVISION 3 PENALTIES AND SPECIAL MAGISTRATE; PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT; PROVIDING FOR RELATED PROCEDURES AND PROVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CITY CODE; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M. THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. August 11, 2011. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 250-0811 RIVConstance W. Cardinal 2011-CP-725 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-725 Division F IN RE: ESTATE OF CONSTANCE W. CARDINAL Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CONSTANCE W. CARDINAL, deceased, whose date of death was April 5, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475. The 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 August 4, 2011 Personal Representative: BARBARA ANN OTT 134 Crestwood Drive, Guilford, Connecticut 06437 Attorney for Personal Representative: Mary F. Trotter Florida Bar No. 0377600 Attorney for BARBARA ANN OTT 13940 N. U.S. Hwy 441, Suite 210, The Villages, FL 32159 Telephone: (352) 205-7245 Facsimile: (352) 205-7305 August 4 & 11, 2011. 251-0811 RIV Beverly Joan Mahaffey 2011-CP-745 (F) Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2011-CP-745 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF BEVERLY JOAN MAHAFFEY a/k/a BEVERLY J. MAHAFFEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BEVERLY JOAN MAHAFFEY a/k/a BEVERLY J. MAHAFFEY deceased, File Number 2011-CP-745 (F), is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is August 4, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ JAMES MAHAFFEY, JR. Personal Representative for the Estate of BEVERLY JOAN MAHAFFEY a/k/a BEVERLY J. MAHAFFEY, Deceased 318 North Broadway Street, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ JOEL O. PARKER, Esquire Florida Bar No. 0070201 20093 East Pensylvanie Avenue, #4, Dunnellon, Florida 34432 Telephone: (352) 489-6290 August 4 & 11, 2011. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Free Services BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Lost Male Cat nuet Black & White River Lake Est and SW Timberlake 7/24/11( 352) 489-8635 REWARD!!!! 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(352) 489-2356 Garage/ Yard Sales DUNNELLON Fri. & Sat. 8:30-3:30pm Variety of Items Tools, Clothes, Misc. 12755 S.W. Hwy. 484 General 2 Clothes Line Post without lines, $50. 1 Rain Barrel w/ attachments, $60. 1 Recline Bike Kathy Ireland $90. 1 Toro Lawn mower gas, self propelled $110. (352) 465-7886, Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. AUG 13th 9a-5p SunAUG 14th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Lifetime Brand Adjustable Free Standing Basketball Goal $75 (813) 293-7740 Wanted to Buy WANTED HOUSE or MOBILE Any Ar ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Wanted to Buy BUYING GOLD, Silver, Sterling & Coins Howards Flea Market G WING Mon. -Sun. Pay $25.10 Gram & up Call Joe 697-1457 Pets PET BOARDING in my Private home 352-228-3040 Mobile Homes For Rent Dunnellon Hwy 488 Clean, 3/2 2 car carport, 2 Acres, $550. + dep. (352) 795-6970 INVERNESS 55+ waterfront park, 1BR, $350; 2BR, 1-BA, $450 includes lot rent; 1BR, 1BA Park model, $450. Call 352-476-4964 Mobile Homes For Sale INVERNESS 2 BR, 1-1/2BA in 55+ Park, $2,000. Water/ Sewer + Garbage incl. Sm. pet 352-476-4964 Apartments Furnished INVERNESS 2BR, furn., upper Apt. 55+ waterfront Park. All util. pd except phone $650. (352) 476-4964 Apartments Unfurnished INVERNESS 55+ waterfront park, 1BR, $350; 1BR, 1BA Park model, $450. 2BR, 1-BA, $450 includes lot rent; Call 352-476-4964 Rent: Houses Unfurnished DUNNELLON Rainbow Lakes Estates, 2/2/1, cute, clean and cozy, $525 per month. (352) 489-8000 DUNNELLON Rainbow Lakes Estates, 2/2/1, LR, DR, FR, Lanai, beautiful, $650 monthly. (352) 489-8000 DUNNELLON River Front Retreat, Wooded Paradise, 400ft on Withlacoochee, Dock 3/2, $1100 Linda Allen, Broker (407) 810-0099 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 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sion draft. He accepted an invitation to go to Puerto Rico over the winter and was in the rotation with Bob Gibson but, when he returned, he reported to the Mets. The 1962 Mets ended their inaugural season with a dismal 40-120 record, despite several name players and Casey Stengel managing, but Anderson had his moments. It was a big deal, he said. Here I was with a new team in the Big Apple and we were bringing National League baseball back to the East Coast. Andersons first appearance for the Mets came on April 14, 1962 against the Pirates at the Polo Grounds. He relieved Al Jackson and allowed no runs on two hits and two walks in two innings of work. My best moment was winning both games of a doubleheader against the Milwaukee Braves on May 12, 1962, Anderson said. He recalled the Polo Grounds as an old stadium that was tough to pitch in. We lost a lot of games; in retrospect, I dont know how that affected my career, he explained. Im sure it had a lot to do with it; the Mets were constantly trading people, building up their farm system. Anderson was surprised that the Mets lost so many games. We were 12-15 in spring training and I thought we were going to be in the mix, he said. I thought we were better than the Cubs and the Colt 45s. I was the youngest player on the team at 23, I was all pumped up and I thought that it was going to be a great opportunity for me. Anderson, a sinker-slider pitcher, had to learn to deal with the team losing so much and also to deal with a legendary manager in Stengel. I will say that Stengel was good and bad, Anderson said. He was unforgettable as a manger. Anderson recounts one game when he really got to see Stengels act. He brought me into a game against the Phillies and there was a runner on first in a close game, he said. Stengel told me you know what to do and went back to the dugout. Well, the next hitter bunted and the first baseman came in. I fielded the ball and when I went to throw to first there was no one there. The next day in the paper, he told reporters that I was supposed to throw high-and-tight to see if the batter was going to bunt he hadnt told me a thing. But that is how he was, he didnt really talk to the players, he talked to them through the press. Anderson went on to play two years for the Mets at the Polo Grounds and eventually retired from baseball in the middle of the 1966 season. Along the way, Anderson pitched against some of the greats. Aaron hit No. 280 off me and Mays hit a homer off me, too, but I didnt feel bad about it, he said. I got them out, too. In fact, Mays was the last batter Anderson retired in his major league career. He hit a grounder to third and the third baseman fielded it and threw him out at first, Anderson said. After baseball, Anderson, a Washington, D.C. native and graduate of Lehigh University, worked for 34 years at his alma mater. He now lives in Rainbow Springs, where he is a substitute teacher at Dunnellon High School, where he helped coach the baseball team from 2003 to 2006. It keeps me young, being around the young people, Anderson said. I was able to stay in baseball as a pitching coach at Lehigh and my son played three years of pro ball, which was nice. Anderson said the original Mets team has had three reunions at signing shows and he hopes the team is invited back for the 50th anniversary of the Mets. Maybe in 2012, he said. meeting Monday night. Having to match the grant almost dollar-for-dollar is a much higher figure than estimated at a July 28 meeting with the Citizens Advisory Task Force, which asked Fred Fox of Fred Fox Enterprises, how much of the grant would cover the project of installing a 12-inch water main to the pair of county-owned wells at the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport and run it five miles, or 26,100 feet, along County Road 484 to nearby Dunnellon Heights. Fox said then, the city would likely have to pay between $100,000 and $150,000 to complete the project. Additionally, the city is paying Kimley-Horn & Associates more than $40,000 for a preliminary engineering fee. Connecting with the county wells would curb the problem of low-water pressure on the east side of the Rainbow River, Algiere wrote in a guest column in the Aug. 4 edition of the Riverland News. The first issue concerns the water pressure on the east side of Rainbow River, she explained. It is very low and insufficient to fight fires. Recent fire-flow pressure was measured at below acceptable standards. This situation has been in existence for a number of years and those residents affected have just been lucky. Low fire-flow water pressure means that homeowners and business owners are at a higher level of risk as to fire loss due to the inability to sustain water pressure to adequately fight fires. In addition, they pay a higher insurance premium. Later in the column, Algiere wrote: A new well and storage tank on the east side of the river would solve two of the citys major problems, providing a backup water source for emergencies and improving the pressure on the east side of the river. The city currently does not have available land suitable for a well on the east side of the river. However, Marion County has a well at the airport that can provide the pressure necessary to fight fires. City officials are working with the county to purchase water at a bulk rate for emergency situations. This solution is mutually beneficial to the city and the county as it will provide redundancy to each water system. Connecting to the airport will meet the shortterm goals of providing a backup water system and adequate pressure. 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However, because of the addition of employees with Greenlight Dunnelloon Communications and in other departments, city workers are now only facing a 4.4 percent increase in their health insurance premiums. Thats because the city is now considered a large group because it has more than 50 employees, according to William Taylor of Combined Insurance Services Inc. Last year, I came before you with extremely unpleasant news, Taylor explained, recalling the news the city of Ocala was opting of the health insurance plan with Dunnellon and the city of Belleview. The city will remain with United Health Care for another year after the Council approved the bid with the insurance provider at Mondays regular City Council meeting. Even though the rates are going up less than 5 percent, Taylor said it could have been more. He explained United Healthcare originally sought a nearly 10 percent increase. We were able to negotiate that down, he said. You realize, as a large group, you can negotiate; but as a small group, we wouldnt have had that luxury. Still, the burden of providing health insurances for city employees falls on the shoulders of taxpayers because the city, as part of its compensation package, pays for employees health, vision, dental and life insurance. Currently, the city picks up the $460 a month cost for an individual health insurance plan. With the impending rate hike, the cost will increase to $480 per month. Overall, the citys expense to provide health insurance will rise to $288,000 per year, up from the $275,092 it cost in Fiscal Year 2011. If a city employee chooses to insure their family members, that employee pays the difference. Only one employee, according to City Clerk Dawn Bowne, takes advantage of the opportunity. Otherwise, she said, the cost is too prohibitive to do so. An employee with a family of four pays $1,032 per month for health insurance. I dont know who can afford it, Bowne explained to the Council. I had to pull out of the dependent plan years ago. Its unfortunate, because so many employees are expanding their families. City employees will also see their dental insurance go up 5 percent, from the current rate of $23 per month to $24.15. There is no change in the vision insurance, nor the life insurance, which was a two-year rate when the contract was negotiated last year. United Health to raise rates 4.4 percent JEFF BRYAN Riverland News GRANT continued from page 1 MAJOR continued from page 1 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsThis photo in one of three scrapbooks made by Anderson shows him during his career with the Mets.
Riverland News, Thursday, August 11, 2011 13 Photos by Jeff Bryan/Riverland NewsIndi, the Eastern Indiog snake housed at Rainbow Springs State Park, is displayed for partygoers to see during his eighth birthday party at the park last Friday. Holding Indi, a listed species, is Park Ranger Bonnie Luther. Because Indi is a listed species, guests were not allowed to touch him during the festivities. Six-year-old Madison Look of Portland, Maine, takes a big bite of a cupcake guests were treated to during the party. Look is visitng her grandparents, residents of Rainbow Sprigns. Her grandmother, Janet Reynolds, brought her and her brother to the party. Aidyn Bundrik, 4, of Dunnellon, left, points to a picture in a book Park Ranger Sharon Huston read to children and adults during Indis birthday party. Looking on is Hustons grandson, James, who was also celebrating his eighth birthday. ABOVE: Lizzy Bruty of Citrus Springs gets her face painted by Nicky Aiken, park service specalist. BELOW: Marshal Jahrling pieces together a snake puzzle.
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