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Title: Riverland news
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Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
Dunnellon, FL
Publication Date: 09-08-2011
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General Note: "The newspaper built on community pride."
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Dunnellon might be several thousand miles from New York City and Washington, D.C. However, the images flashing across television sets and in newspapers across America after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, certainly have not been erased from the conscience of Americans and those around the world. In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks on United States soil, the tragedy that befell so many citizens, law enforcement and firefighting personnel, 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 SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, September 8, 2011 Vol. 29, No. 47 75 cents VISIT US: www.riverlandnews.comCALL US: 489-2731 E-MAIL: editor@riverlandnews.com WHATS HAPPENING Dunnellon Fire Rescue competing for grantDunnellon Fire Rescue will compete for a $10,000 grant to be awarded by Liberty Mutual through its fire safety program, Be Fire Smart Pledge. Community members can take an online fire safety quiz now through Oct. 31 to help Dunnellon Fire Rescue win a $10,000 grant. Every time someone takes the quiz, a credit will be given to the fire department. To learn more, visit www.befiresmart.com/natalie notarpole. Fundraiser scheduled for Cage familyA Memorial Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to benefit the family of Linda Cage will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Moose Lodge in Dunnellon. Cage was found shot to death outside her home Aug. 3 in Lake Tropicana. Tickets are $7 per person and may be purchased in advance by calling Kellie Martel at 352-650-2520. Those who wish may make donations at Superior Bank in Dunnellon where a memorial fund has been established. City Council to host budget workshop MondayThe Dunnellon City Council will host a budget workshop at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at City Hall. The proposed buget for Fiscal Year 2012 will be presented during that time. The Council has all ready approved the 2011 certification of taxable value for the Fiscal Year 2012. The proposed millage rate is 7.1408, higher than last years figure of 6.9101. The final public hearing has been scheduled for Monday, Sept. 26. Hearing set today for Ranch lawsuitJudge Frances S. King will hear from attorneys at 1:30 p.m. today involved in the lawsuit against the city involving 14 indviduals, Rainbow River Conservation Inc., as well as the states Department of Community Affairs (DCA) right to intervene regarding the citys deal with developer Jerry Dodd in regard to the Rainbow River Ranche. The hearing is at the Marion County Courthouse. Scammers target residents They come from far and wide, promise riches, tell of relatives in dire situations or, through word of mouth, were told how great your restaurant is and need to place a large order for a party. Joanne Black, Dunnellon police chief, has a message for you. If you ever receive a phone call and you feel it might be a scam, please call your local police department, she explained, stressing never send anyone money unless you know them. If you didnt enter a lottery then you cannot be a winner. If you play a foreign lottery then you have violated federal law. Though Dunnellon might be a small blip on a map, scammers have certainly been busy targeting various restaurants and businesses in the area in the past six months. Nikki Connors was a target of a scam recently and nearly went through it before folks at Sweetbay encouraged her to talk to law enforcement first. She said the call and the situation seemed real. The person on the other end of the phone identified himself as Connors Blue Run Ranches rezoning hearing slated Council to vote on final approval Blue Run Ranches is two steps away from becoming reality for Sandy McBride, the developer of the proposed subdivision slightly west of the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport. In November 2010, the City Council approved McBrides request to voluntary annex slightly more than 1,200 acres. The City Council, then, also OKd requests to change the current land use and transmit the request to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) as well as rezone the property. Thus far, it appears there wont be problems with changing the citys Comprehensive Plan, as several state agencies weighed in on the proposed development, consisting of 1,204.80 acres of which McBride wants to take 986.80 acres, currently zoned as agricultural, and have it rezoned as residential. The other 218 acres he wants zoned as commercial development for an industrial park. None of the agencies, Harold Horne, city development director, said, objected to the adoption of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. The city received the statements from the following agencies: JEFF BRYAN Riverland News American Profile not in todays paperDue to a company policy regarding advertising guidelines and policy, todays edition of the Riverland News will not include a copy of American Profile. The insert, generally found in the Riverland News will return Sept. 15. Post 58 marking 9/11 anniversary with special eventJEFF BRYAN Riverland NewsCelebration of Life 7 p.m. Saturday JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsStewart Weisbaum, a retired police officer with the New York Police Department, reflects on his time volunteering at Ground Zero, days after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center.UNFORGETTABLE A retired New York City Police Officer, he was camping with his wife in Connecticut the day of the attacks. He recalls the two of them were watching television when news flashes reported airliners had crashed into the towers at the World Trade Center. I dont think instantly hearing it led me to believe that it was terrorism, he explained. I was always aware of terrorism, but then I saw the pictures of those planes going straight into the towers at about the 60th or 70th I recall the first night, about 2 oclock in the morning, when one of the battalion chiefs remains were located. They brought a red bag, placed the remains in it and brought it out. It made me feel weird because all that was left was a bag of bones. Stewart Weisbaum F or Stewart Weisbaum, its the days after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, that remain freshly ingrained into his conscience. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Authorities urge residents, businesses to use caution See SCAMMERS page 3 As a part of the requirement to work at Ground Zero, Weisbaum had to have his picture taken. This photo was taken in front of what was left of the World Trade Center.Special to the Riverland News Local man recalls devestation at site of World Trade Center after attacks SEPT. 11, 2001 10 YEARS LATER STORY BY JEFF BRYAN RIVERLAND NEWS See ATTACKS page 7 See POST page 9 REZONING page 16


A2 Riverland News, Thursday, September 8, 2011 0009609


Duke Stoetzer to speak at Dunnellon LibraryThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library are proud to announce that our own hometown author, columnist, storyteller and short-story writer, Duke Stoetzer will describe the Legendary Days of Boomtown Dunnellon at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Dunnellon Public Library Meeting Room as part of the Meet the Author program sponsored by the Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library. Stoetzer has had 53 short stories published in the past 15 years. He won the 1989 Pushcart Prize (national award for best short story fiction writer in a non-commercial publication), which appeared in the Black Hammock Review. Stoetzers tales have appeared in such publications as Granta Magazine, Dawn Valley Press, Quantum Press, Antigonish Review, Penisular Quarterly, West Pacific Magazine4, Rosebud (Wisconsin & Idaho), Southern Review, Allegheny Literary and many others. He wrote the column, Tales of a Two-River Town, for the Riverland News for 12 years. Friend of the Library to host book sale The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host a half-priced sale Sept. 10 through Sept. 24 at its Book Store inside of the Dunnellon Public Library at 20351 Robinson Road. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Dunnellon Public Library.Farm Swap Meet slated for Sept. 24Tractor Supply Company will host a Farm Swap Meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 24, at 11252 N. Williams St. Police collecting used cell phones The Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for Domestic Violence victims. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violent shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique, 20491 The Granada, Dunnellon. grandson from St. Louis, Mo. He had been arrested for driving without insurance and didnt want his parents to know. The fact that my grandson wouldnt be driving without insurance, Connors explained, raised the first red flag. The fact they said go to Sweetbay and wire money by Western Union. Theres no Sweetbays in that area. Still, the urge to help her grandson was too much. I went over to Sweetbay and the folks there told me a couple of older people had done the same, as much as $3,200, she said. They said I needed to get three forms of ID and people didnt usually have that. They talked them out of wiring them. That those conducting the scams know so much about the families is worrisome, Connors said. It makes me so angry; I was unnerved all day long, she said of the recent experience. Even Fred Ward, the towns mayor, was a target of a similar situation recently. He said he and his wife received a call from their grandson, who had been arrested and jailed in Central America. They were so well organized, Ward said of the scammers. They had very detailed information, thats what makes it so scary. You wonder where and how they get their information. Ward explained how he took down a myriad of notes about the incident; however, while on the phone with his grandson, another family member had called. Not wanting to get their grandson in trouble, they asked about him. The family member said he was working and had planned on taking his mother to lunch for her birthday. So I asked for a phone number and took all of the information to (Chief Black), Ward said. Black said key tips to remember when wiring money are: Wiring money is like sending cash; once its sent, you cant get it back. Never wire money to strangers or someone you havent met in person Never agree to deposit a check from someone you dont know and then wire money back. But individuals havent been the lone target of those hoping to con folks out of money, Black said. Restaurants have been nearly victimized, too. You receive a phone-in order for a huge party, which is scheduled in the next few weeks, Black explained. The callers order is over $1,000 and says that they will send a check for the entire order. Once the restaurant owner receives the check, which is over the amount of the original order, the caller will call the owner and tell the (restaurant) it has to pay for the delivery charge, which is approximately $500 to $1,000. The caller asks the restaurant owner to deposit the check into their bank account and then send them a check for the delivery charge. The check is bogus. Do not send anyone any money and confirm all large orders prior to filling these orders. This is usually a bogus order. Lottery scams are increasing, Black explained. She stressed caution for those who are told theyre winners. Congratulations, its your lucky day! Youve just won $5,000! If you get a phone call or a letter with a message like this, be skeptical, Black urged. Scam artists often use the promise of a valuable prize or award to entice consumers to send money, buy overpriced products or services, or contribute to bogus charities. People who fall for their ploys may end up paying more and more for the products if they ever get them at all. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has these words of caution for consumers who are thinking about responding to a foreign lottery: If you play a foreign lottery on the telephone or through the mail youre violating federal law. There are no secret systems for winning foreign lotteries. Your chances of winning more than the cost of your tickets are slim to none. If you purchase one foreign lottery ticket, expect many more bogus offers for lottery or investment opportunities. Your name will be placed on sucker lists that fraudulent telemarketers buy and sell. Keep your credit card and bank account numbers to yourself. Scam artists often ask for them during an unsolicited sales pitch. The bottom line: Ignore all phone solicitations for foreign lottery promotions. If you receive what looks like lottery material from a foreign country, give it to your local postmaster. Riverland News, Thursday, September 8, 2011 3 A member of the Florida Press Association 352-489-2731 352-489-6593 (Fax) The Riverland News serves Dunnellon and the surrounding areas: Blue Cove, Chatmire, Hills of Ocala, Lake Tropicana, Rainbows End, Rainbow Lakes Estates, All the Rainbow Springs Area, Rio Vista and Vogt Springs.The Riverland News is delivered on Thursday to subscribers by our carriers and mail. The newspaper is also available inside area stores and at various boxes throughout the community. Local subscription rate is $27 a year. Call for Florida and out-of-Florida rates. The Riverland News is published in Dunnellon, FL by Citrus Publishing, Inc., 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429-5760. 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According to reports, Cameron S. Goodman of Lakeland, was charged with driving under the influence early Tuesday morning along County Road 484 near San Pablo Boulevard. Officer Bruce Arnold was conducting traffic control in the 11800 block of North Williams Avenue, when he observed a blue in color Ford truck exit the parking lot of Circle K, traveling east on Pennsylvania Avenue with no headlights on, the report stated. Officer Arnold turned his patrol vehicle around, catching up to the vehicle at Rainbow Street on East Pennsylvania Avenue where he observed the Ford truck weaving back and forth within its own lane. According to the report, while approaching the vehicle, the driver of the truck activated its head lights. As Officer Arnold followed the truck, he witnessed it continue to weave back and forth in its lane, crossing the center lane several times. As the vehicle crossed the bridge, just west of San Jose Boulevard, the vehicle crossed the center line, going completely into the oncoming lane, then back across his lane into the bicycle path and almost hitting the bridge rail, the report stated. According to the report, Officer Arnold then conducted a traffic stop in which he made contact with Goodman. Upon approaching the vehicle, Officer Arnold stated in his report, he could detect a strong odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from Goodmans breathe/body. Officer Arnold asked Goodman if he had consumed any alcoholic beverages in which he stated, yes, about three hours ago, Ill do field sobriety, I have passed before, the report stated. Goodman exited the vehicle per Officer Arnolds request and participated in the standardized field sobriety exercises, the report stated. During the tests, he had difficulty with a smooth pursuit in both eyes during the Gaze Nystagmus Exercises; had difficulty keeping his balance during the walk and turn exercise; and the one leg stand exercise, he swayed from side to side, almost falling backward, the report stated. Goodman was charged with driving under the influence and transported to the Marion County Jail. While at the jail, he was administered a breathalyzer test in which results showed he had a blood alcohol limit of 0.127 percent and 0.129 percent. The legal limit in Florida is 0.08 percent. SCAMMERS continued from page 1 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Cameron Goodman Checkpoint safety JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsCpl. Carolina Rolfes of the Dunnellon Police Department hands a driver her license and registration forms during a DUI Checkpoint Saturday night in the 11500 block of U.S. 41. The event culminated a weeks-long campaign called Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, which was to crack down on DUI violations During the DUI checkpoint, "Operation Sober or Over", there were 275 vehicle contacts and officers issued 12 nonmoving citations, one citation for an open container, one criminal citation for no valid drivers license and two written warnings. COMMUNITY EVENTS


River views Is Greenlight worth financial risk? What would they say? I often think of the lives lost on 9/11. What would these people have done in life? How would they have contributed to society? What accomplishments are we lacking because they are no longer with us? How many future generations were touched by their loss? If the people we lost on Sept. 11 could come back for one day what would they say to us? Its been 10 years. How would they see the world? What would they notice first? I can only wonder. VOICE ONE: Its been 10 years. The children have grown so much. They are young adults now. I still see them struggle with abandonment and anger. At night, I watch them sleep. Let them know I am not of the flesh, but of the heart. I will watch over them always. You have moved on. I am glad you remarried. You are as beautiful as the day we first met, striving to make the world a better place is the best tribute to my loss. I am proud of you for picking up the pieces and carrying on. VOICE TWO: Honey, you must let me go. Find the strength to go on without me. Please dont let the sorrow eat at your heart. I can see the guilt and loss are still with you in the quiet moments. Let it go. Live for me. Touch the soft green grass I can no longer walk on. Breathe in the salty air of Long Island Sound. Taste the diverse foods this world has to offer. Dont let me die in vain. Cherish our family. Be happy with what you have, not with what you want. Enjoy every single moment of life. Know true happiness does not come from things or from others. It comes from within. Live your best self every day. VOICE THREE: Mom why did this happen to me? What did I do to deserve this? My young life was full of promise. I loved my new job. It allowed me to blossom. I was making new friends. Life had just begun. I could have grown up to be the person to cure cancer. I could have married and carried on the family name. I would have continued family traditions and started new ones. I had dreams and ambition. Boarding that plane changed my life forever. It changed your life. Did it change the world? VOICE FOUR: So, it wasnt the end of the world. It was the end of my world. Did they catch who did this? Did they get an eye for an eye? Did they take away from them what they took from me? Have they stomped on those with evil in their hearts? Did they revenge my death? Is the world a safer place for you? Are we at peace? VOICE FIVE: Hello my brothers and sisters in arms. New Yorks finest and bravest. You saw the horror that day, yet you still walk into burning buildings and protect the innocent. My dust is in your lungs, your courage is in my heart. We are one. The destruction you saw did not destroy the strength within you. Hold your head high. You have been and will always be my hero. The risk is there every day and you take it. I am so proud of you. VOICE SIX: Is the world better off without me or am I better off without it? Has our country stood united? Have we pushed aside pettiness and The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. A4 Riverland News, Thursday, September 8, 2011 RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VIEW TIME TO SMILE THE OTHER GUY M any a time Ive been told God gives you only what you can handle. I heard that phrase many times up to and the days after my little mans open-heart surgery shortly after his birth. It was rough, like my family had been thrown into a nightmare or some twisted Hollywood horror movie. My mother-in-law recently attempted to show me pictures moments after he was born. I dont want to see them, I told her as she pushed them in front of me. Take them away, I requested of her again as the images of that rain-soaked July night flooded through my mind. While I know Ive covered this topic before, it certainly is understandable why so many people I know told my wife and I, God only gives you what you can handle. He also uses the moments as an opportunity to help others. Irony is intriguing in and of itself. I remember the day Neale Brennan, a coworker at the Chronicle, a sister newspaper of the Riverland News, called with a panic in her voice. Jeff can I ask a favor? she said. Sure, I replied. What condition did Jayden have when he was born? she said, noting it was OK if it was hard for me to talk about it some three years later. She recalled all too well how I struggled to cope with the news when Jayden was born. Oh its not a problem now, I said, peering outside the window as another August thunderstorm was descending on the area. He had trans ... Position of the great arteries, she said, finishing my sentence for me. Yeah thats it, I said, asking what was on her mind. Neale went on to explain how her youngest daughter, Samantha, and her husband, Ryan, were expecting their first child, a son, in December. Doctors were in the midst of conducting a sonogram on the mother to be when they picked up on the irregularity of his heart. Their son would need surgery when he turns 5 days old. He has transposition of the great arteries. Is he OK now? Neale asked about Jayden, weeks after celebrating his third birthday. Absolutely, hes like a terror on wheels, I replied, noting I wasnt sure how he learned sarcasm so well at such a young age. Right, she said bursting into laughter, thinking it had been a while since she had laughed since hearing the news about her grandson. Neale began rattling off questions Heart aches for couple, but know theyll be OK A s city officials prepare to unveil the final portion of their proposed budget, were hopeful answers to some lingering questions regarding Greenlight Dunnellon Communications are provided. Its been nearly a month since Mary Ann Hilton, a local resident, weighed in on the citys fiber to the home enterprise. The citys response silence. Of course, the city finally secured fiber for the much-ballyhooed system. According to an article in the Aug. 5, 2010, edition of the Riverland News, City Manager Lisa Algiere anticipates the fiber to the home program to break even in two years and make a $400,000 profit within four years. That would certainly bode well for city coffers as property taxes continued to dwindle and theres certainly no sign of growth in or around the Dunnellon area for years to come, if at all. However, were wondering if the study, done largely by city officials, prior to the installation of the red-light cameras has been updated. Because as Algieres comments 13 months ago indicate, this is all contingent on whether enough of the potential 7,000 customers register for service. Yet, several studies, Hilton pointed out in guest column, have shown several municipalties have taken on such an endeavour and failed. Of course, there have been a few that have proven successful, but only after spending tens of millions of dollars. As of right now, we believe it might be tough to achieve for Greenlight to reach its goal of profability.. Theres been no sizable growth, whether through residential or business developemtn to replace the citizens who have died or those who have moved Theres been major movement to attract industry to the area, whether its luring stores to move in or embrace ecotorurism as the No. 1 economic engine in the city. As it stands now, city officials, through the use of its much-maligned red-light camera program, havent done much in terms of good will toward a large portion of potential customers in a deed-restricted community to the north of the city limits. Its likely on your next survey, theyll tell you they are no longer interested and, while youre at it, take your red-light cameras with you on your way out. With bond payments due in November, the city has spent about $3 million to get this project off the ground. Delayed in April and July, there has been no new launch date mentioned since acquiring the much-needed fiber. Thus far, city officials have rubber stamped more than $3 million in expenditures for equipment, salaries, engineering fees, etc. No one is saying exactly how the first bond payments, due in November, are going to be made. Then again, according to Jan Smith, the citys finance director, as of July 31, only $1.8 million had spent from the three bonds acquired from Regions Bank. Even more perplexing is the simple fact city officials, in their agreement with Regions Bank in Orlando, have pledged more than half of the citys revenue sources if Greenlight Dunnellon Communications lays an egg. That would not bode well for services, because as we see it, the money promised to the bank if the fiber program is unsuccessful, would mean serious cuts somewhere along the line. As it is now, the police and fire departments budgets combine to make up nearly the whole sum pledged to a financial institution. Is this a signal city residents should expect a merger with county officials for police and fire protection in the coming years? Kathleen Wallace See OTHER GUY page 5 See SMILE page 5 Jeff Bryan S ome of you may have seen red bay tress, members of the Laurel family, that have died or appear to be dying. Florida is now seeing increasing cases of Laurel Wilt disease. The disease is passed to a healthy tree by a non-native beetle called the Redbay Ambrosia Beetle. The fungus introduced plugs the cells that conduct water causing the tree to wilt. The disease will affect all tress of the laurel family. The beetle is believed by the Department of Agriculture to have been introduced to Florida through wood bought into the state by campers from other states, and grafted material from Southeast Asia, and is slowly moving south through the state Redbay tress will show signs of wilting foliage with a red or purple discoloration. The wilted leaves can remain on the tree for almost a year. Stems will show signs of a sawdust looking material coming from the stem as the beetles bore their way into the wood. On a calm or still day, the beetles will push the sawdust out of the bored holes making what looks like a toothpick sticking out the side of the tree. The beetles are tiny, and almost impossible to see to the untrained eye. The beetles will spend their lifecycle in the diseased tree. The worry is that this beetle also likes to bore into the avocado, and officials are watching as the disease tracks south through Florida to the Avocado groves. The disease has now been found in Marion, Citrus, Sumter and Levy counties. The Crystal River State preserve was found to host the disease, bought in by campers from out of state in firewood. Every Redbay in the preserve within a few months became affected and died. It has now been found in the Homosassa Springs State Park. Gardeners and, the public in general, are asked to not ship firewood around State seeing upswing in Laurel Wilt disease Tracy Jenner RIERLAND GARDENER See GARDENER page 5


for 30 minutes or so as I watched the rain pour, recalling the night Jayden was born at Seven Rivers hospital. Youve been wonderful Jeff, Neale said after providing an assurance everything would turn out OK. She prodded me with one final question. Would it be OK if they met Jayden? she said. Of course, just warn Ryan (Sams husband) Jayden is a little flirt, I joked. A few weeks later, I loaded Jayden in the car for a trip to the park; his playmate, best friend and big brother was sick and couldnt make it. Jayden certainly enjoyed his day in the spotlight, showing off his sarcasm, batting his eyes at Sam and calming the nerves of soon-to-be parents. Hes adorable, Sam and Ryan commented. Jayden cracked an earto-ear grin. I showed them his zipper. Chicks dig scars right Jayden? He smiled again like he was plotting to take over the world. Laughter ensued. I felt at ease providing as much information as possible for the couple sitting across the table. Its kind of a doubleedge sword knowing now, I shared. But at the same time at least you know because you wont be freaking out then. Still, I attempted to assuage that by stressing their worrying about it for the next few months would not change the outcome. The doctors have done their part in providing as much medical knowledge as Sam and Ryan will likely ever imagine they would receive. Jayden provided the spark to comfort those nerves. Then he made a mad dash for the playground laughing as Daddy had to give chase. More laughter. Maybe it is true about a childs laughter being the best medicine in the world. Riverland News, Thursday, September 8, 2011 5 Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free352-563-5655 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County 769453 SPONSORED BY FLORIDA STAMP DEALERS ASSOCIATION & GENERAL FRANCIS MARION STAMP CLUB SAT., SEPT. 10 10AM-5PM SUN., SEPT. 11 10AM-3PM Amadeus Hotel, 3621 W. 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Are we educating our children? Have the sick gotten the medical attention they desperately need? Do we respect one another? Do we care for each other? Do we love one another? Have we learned anything? SMILE continued from page 4 Dunnellon no longer small, friendly townRe: Letter in Sept. 1Riverland In reference to the letter stating that Dunnellon is no longer a community town, the following must be addressed. When a box store such as Walmart comes to town, selling low-cost China junk, it is a known fact they drive small business out of town. Currently, more people are boycotting Dunnellon due to the terrible traffic cameras. With state funding cut back, the once beautiful state park is looking like a run down location. Very few Dunnellon residents go there. Dunnellon is no longer a small, friendly town. Pete Creighton Dunnellon Forgotten thank yousI wish to add a special thank you to Youtoepia Day Spa for their gift of 10 free back-to-school Hair Cuts and to Superior Bank for its kind donation of an ice cream maker as door prizes for our Kids Day Out/Back to School Festival. The next event I am working on is the Soffe Family Haunted House for Kids. I just launched a Facebook page this week called Haunted House for Kids I will post pictures from the last haunted house we did in 2009, plus pictures of this years event. Its free to all who come. Well keep you posted.Viola Soffe Dunnellon LETTERS the state, and ensure that diseased tress are identified and destroyed on site. A Florida statue has been passed making it illegal to bring wood into Florida from out of state, without heat-treating and certification. Firewood within state can only be sold in a 50-mile radius of the origin of source (Personal Communication, 2011). On a different subject, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation is requesting people to report fox squirrel sightings. If any of you see a fox squirrel alive, or even dead they would like to hear. You can report this by using the following link public.myfwc.com/hsc/foxs quirrel/GetLatLong.aspx. Tracy Jenner, the Riverland Gardener, can be reached at tracy jenner@aol.com. GARDENER continued from page 4 BRIEFS T ickets available for Murder-Mystery at DepotThe Greater Dunnellon Historical Society is selling tickets available for its next murder-mystery event Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The Cat Screamed at Midnight is set in 1930s England. The event begins each night at 7 p.m. at Dunnellons historic depot, 12061 S. Williams St. Doors open 20 minutes before each performance. Tickets are $20 and include a full meal. Tickets are available at the depot from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays until sold out. To make other arrangements for purchasing tickets, call the Depot at 465-5005 and leave a message. Seats are limited and tickets will be sold first come, first served. Please purchase tickets together if you would like to be seated together. A full table of eight is $160. Friends of the Library to meetThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host its first monthly meeting of the season at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13,in the Library Meeting Room at the Library at 20351 Robinson Road. For more information, call 438-2520.


The Town of Yankeetown is appealing a circuit judges denial of their bid to stop the Tarmac King Road mine. In a special meeting held Aug. 15, the council voted to appeal to the state 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee. The decision came just days after 8th Circuit Court Judge Robert E. Rountree Jr. dismissed the towns petition for a writ of certiorari a judicial review of the Levy County Commissions 3-1 decision to conditionally approve mining on a 4,750-acre site near Inglis. Ralf G. Brooks, town attorney, said he felt the town had a good chance on appeal and it would cost them about $1,000 to file and argue. Among the conditions set forth by the county was that Tarmac had to obtain a required permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Tarmac applied for the permit, required under the federal Clean Water Act in 2007. Yankeetown has protested the commissions decision to hold a public hearing and approve the permit without requiring Tarmac first obtain the Corp permit, citing county ordinances requiring the federal permit be in hand before applying for the county permit. Yankeetown argues that Countys decision to grant Applicants special exception departed from the essential requirements of law because Applicant has not obtained all federal permits before filing its application for special exception as required, Roundtree said in the order. Yankeetown further argues that approval of the special exception violates Levy County Code 719(II)(c)(4) and -186 because the subject mining operation is located in an area designated as Environmentally Sensitive Lands. The Court finds that the Petition for Certiorari should be denied on the merits. Another case challenging the county permit is awaiting a hearing in September. In the suit filed by Withlacoochee Area Residents, Inc., claiming the county violated its own land use plans, including the section on mining on environmentally sensitive lands. Lou Elliott Jones, editor of the Chiefland Citizen, can be contacted at editor@chieflandcitizen .com 6 Riverland News, Thursday, September 8, 2011 0 0 0 9 1 G Q PRESENTS MOVIE IN THE PARK Featured Movie Mars Needs Moms September 10, 2011 Ernie Mills Park on Bostick St. Movie starts at dark (around 8:30) family oriented FREE Admission FREE Popcorn Bring blanket or lawn chair Insect repellant Concession stand will be open or bring snacks (no alcohol) Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult Parking at Boys and Girls Club, Public Works or along Penn Ave. Greenlight Dunnellon Communications thanks all of you for the outpouring of support we have received over the past few months from the community. We are working hard to bring these services to you as soon as possib le. You can follow our progress on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/Greenlightdunnellon or you can contact us at gdcinfo@dunnellon.org, or call us at 352.533.5034. If you would like to be added to our email list please send a request to gdcinfo@dunnellon.org. In October we will begin our Sunday Concert on the River series. 0 0 0 9 1 A S Attention Dunnellon Businesses Advertise Your Display Ad Here Call Skipper 489-2731 Firefighters help raise funds for MDA ABOVE: Dunnellon Fire Resuces Julian Abrams collects money from a motorist Friday at the intersection of U.S. 41 and County Roa 484 as the department participated in the annual Fill the Boot campaign for MDA. LEFT: Personnel from the department prepares to set out to collect money from motors passing through the city. BELOW: In a short time, Lt. Troy Slattery had already collected a tidy sum for MDA. Firefighters collected $1,400 amount for Jerrys Kids.Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News COMMUNITY BRIEFS Yankeetown appeals Tarmac mine case LOU ELLIOTT JONES For the Riverland News Another case awaits September hearing American Legion activities slated American Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 will host its regular meeting of the Post and Auxiliary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7. Dinner will be served at 5:30 for members, spouses and prospective members. A Sept. 11 Memorial Program will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, followed by a Celebration of Life honoring firemen and law enforcement officials. Food and entertainment will be provided. Tickets are $5 each. The Dunnellon Young Marines will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The Third Saturday Outdoor Flea Market and Pancake Breakfast will resume Sept. 17. The public is welcome. Womans Club of Dunnellon to meet Sept. 8The Womans Club of Dunnellon, The Heart of the Community, will meet at noon Thursday, Sept. 8, for a pot luck luncheon at its Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. The donation for September is Food for Kids. Club members will collect the following items: canned beef stew, tuna, spam, Vienna sausage or you may donate cash/check. Schedule for September is: Saturday, Sept. 3 She Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Club members collect goodies to be sold at the Womans Club booth. Bring brownies, cookies or other bagged treats anytime after 9 a.m. to be sold. This is an ongoing fundraiser the first Saturday monthly. There will also be 20 different vendors on hand selling their goods. Saturday, Sept. 17 Welcome Back celebration at 6 p.m. at the Womans Club Clubhouse. Please bring snacks, desserts and wine to share. Thursday, Sept. 29 Welcome Tea for new members. More information will be provided to new members. Post Polio Support Group to meetThe North Central Florida Post Polio Support Group will meet at Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Collins Health Resource Center at 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303 in Ocala. Bruce Wolesky, DPM, PA, will be the guest speaker. His topic will be Post Polio Survival Update September 2011. For more information, call Carolyn Raville at 489-1731. RLE Garden Club to meet Sept. 15The Rainbow Lakes Garden Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Community Center in Rainbow Lakes Estates. You do not have to live in Rainbow Lakes Estates to be a member of the club. There will be pot luck luncheons on special occasions, new speakers and more. Blood drive slated Sept. 15Floridas Blood Centers will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Rainbow Springs Clubhouse. General requirements change each year, so ask the staff to see if you are eligible to donate or visit www.floridasbloodcenters.org to view the health requirements. Everyone must have a picture ID. Each donor will receive a specialty T-Shirt, a round of golf for one with cart at Rainbow Springs Golf Course and other local coupons. Rainbow River Koi Club to host eventThe Rainbow River Koi Club will host its second annual Koi Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Circle Square Commons Cultural Center at On Top of the World Community at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Admission is free. For more information, call 489-9049 or e-mail koikola@aol.com.


floor. It did not seem feasible that a plane would take that approach. Because he was still a part of New York Citys rescue team, he originally planned to just get in his car and drive down there. Instead, he called one of his friends, a fellow retiree with the NYPD. I remember Larry telling me everything is so chaotic, Weisbaum explained. He told me to just stand fast and Ill get back to you. The following day had passed and he had yet to hear from his friend, so he called again. He said theyre not calling in the response team, theyre going to handle it themselves, Weisbaum said. I dont think they had any vision of the magnitude of the amount of people lost. By Friday, as he had watched the events unfold, Weisbaum took it upon himself to drive to the city and help out. I recall driving into the city, when I got to New York, I got on FDR drive, he said. I recall there was no traffic, no cars on the FDR. I got stopped by a motorcycle police officer and showing him my retired shield. All he said to me was good luck and be safe, and I continued into the city. At some point, the FDR had barricades and I was taken off upper level of it. Then, I was driving along the waterfront and I saw the escort of police cars driving ambulances. I knew they were taking bodies to the morgue they were setting up. Upon his arrival at Ground Zero, the sight was surreal. I think, looking at all of that, everything was so overwhelming at the beginning, Weisbaum said. Once he arrived at the staging ground, he checked in and received his equipment. During the duration of his time helping with recovery efforts, he worked 20-hour shifts, returning to his hotel to clean up, put on a fresh set of clothes and grab a bite to eat. I knew that my purpose was to help recover those individuals lost so family members could have closure, he explained. I knew there wasnt going to be anymore recoveries. I recall the first night, about 2 oclock in the morning, when one of the battalion chiefs remains were located. I saw them bring his hat out and it was the thickness of parchment paper. They brought a red bag, placed the remains in it and brought it out and placed them on a Gator. Then, a flag was draped over it and it was brought to open area. A chaplain was called for and we all came out, we had a makeshift memorial. There was a lot of emotion, it made me feel weird because all that was left was a bag of bones. Thats what was left. Hours before, that was a human being. To remember that he gave his life to save the lives of other people Overall, more than 2,500 people lost their lives in the attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., as well as the airliner that crashed in Pennsylvania. The NYFD lost 343 men, while the NYPD lost 23, including one female officer. It was during his first night at Ground Zero, that Weisbaum sensed the magnitude of it all. I sat with a bunch of firefighters that were talking, he remembered. There were sons looking for fathers, fathers looking for sons, brothers looking for brothers. The fire department and police department in New York City has a long tradition of honor and courage. A lot of sons follow in their fathers footsteps. They do what their father did so to speak it was very, very high emotions and a lot tension. I could see, always, a sense of urgency, desire to find their loved ones remains. Funerals for the NYFD were daily, while memorials at Ground Zero were hourly. I remember one morning, it was dark, I could see the smoke in the background of the lamps and a big piece of the engine, like a fan, was recovered and part of a wing, Weisbaum explained. The noise from the heavy equipment was always an unnerving noise. Day and night, they were pulling steel pieces out from piles of rubble. There wasnt very much conversation. It was you just went about what you had to do, you went in and did the best you could do. I think the reason I left because I believed that at that point, they had enough resources and enough people. I remember every time I walked out of the gated area, they would wash boots down and that always unnerved me, because they never explained why they were doing that. The nation specifically hailed the men and women of both departments as heroes. Having spent time with NYPD and having worked with those in the fire department, Weisbaum knows full well they were heroes before entering the scene that fateful morning. Its not about how they died, he exclaimed. Its about how they lived. Weisbaum is a part of the World Trade Center Monitoring program and is given a full medical exam yearly. When I came home originally, for about a year, I was constantly coughing up the black and green phlegm, he said. I was very sick; I thought I had a virus for about a year. To date, Weisbaum noted, 49 police officers have died as a result of Sept. 11, 46 of which are cancer related; however, cancer is not one of the aliments that is accepted by government as a connection to Sept. 11, 2001. Since working as a volunteer at Ground Zero, Weisbaum has not returned to the site where officials are in the process of erecting a monument. I dont care to go back with all the controversy, he explained. Its just a memorial that should be left as a place of memorial. I think for many people theres no closure; many people have not been recovered or identified. Its a sacred place that should be reserved for those families that lost loved ones. Thats their final resting place and, hopefully, theyll get some peace, knowing thats where they rest. Riverland News, Thursday, September 8, 2011 7 JOINT PAIN? 000958M 2155 W. 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I was on a Virgin Atlantic plane flying from Manchester, England to Florida. I had lived in Dunnellon only nine months and was bringing my parents to visit for a few weeks. We ended up landing in Gander, Newfoundland, together with 17 other Jumbo Jets. The airport was a small one having been used as a refueling stop only. We stayed on the plane for about eight hours while they set up customs. We got off the plane, were given snacks and drinks and then went on school busses to our destination. This was a Salvation Army Summer Camp, called Twin Ponds. We were finally settled into our bunks around 2 a.m. We were there for two days before flying back to England. The people in Gander were fantastic, they had food for us all day, provided all sorts of amenities such as diapers, strollers, toys as we had a lot of children on the plane. They have approximately 11,000 residents and all the planes swelled their ranks by about 8,000. People came with Mini-Vans to take us to their houses so that we could call home. We finally flew back to England, stayed for five days before finally back to Florida. Susan Unsworth My husband and I arrived in Nova Scotia on Sept. 9 for a week-long tour. At about 9 a.m. Tuesday, we were waiting to take the ferry to Prince Edward Island. A woman who had just come from her hotel room told us a plane had hit the World Trade Center. Then someone else said it had hit the Pentagon. Of course our thoughts were that rumors were getting everything mixed up. We continued the tour not knowing if we would be able to fly back. The Canadian people were wonderful. At the botanical garden, they were having a memorial service when we arrived. In Halifax, museum entrance fees were waived. Planes started flying and we were able to return on Sunday. We had to be at the airport at 3 a.m. and the line was long. All of the luggage was checked. We flew to Boston to visit family and had to return to Florida through Logan. I was upset because, although there was almost no one in the airport, our luggage was not checked. Considering that some of the terrorists boarded there, I thought there would be more vigilance. Dolores Lichatz On Sept. 11, 2001, I was employed by the Federal Government in Washington, D.C., in the Portals Building, directly across the Potomac River from the Pentagon. When the plane went into the Pentagon, we could see the fire from our office and the attempts to put the fire out before we were closed down and advised to leave D.C. proper. It was complete chaos trying to get out of the D.C. area that morning. Jim Lane During a trip to New York last spring with the Dunnellon High Yearbook Class, Jess White asked if we could go, but I cannot. I go to N.Y. about once a year, and I have never been able to go there. It was a challenge for me to go to the top of the Empire State Building for several years after because I was afraid I would be able to see it. When the first bombing happened in 1993, I was in the city for my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary and I remember the mayhem then. So when I first heard about the plane going into the towers on 9/11, I thought, Oh, well, people have tried to bomb it before ... It was the teacher who was next door to me that came over and told me about it. She said: You should put on your TV. So I put it on just in time to see the second one, and then I realized immediately that this was a lot bigger. As riveting as the broadcast was, after awhile, we were told to shut it off. I put it back on during journalism class because it was news and I wanted an update. I thought most students would have known about it by then, but I was wrong. Ms. Edisons daughter, Lauren, was in my class. She hadnt seen or heard anything about it. The horror on her face was so great when she saw a replay of the falling tower. It made me feel guilty. Julie Mancini ATTACKS continued from page 1 Special to the Riverland News ABOVE: Weisbaum points to where he located the head from a doll and a girls shoe, size 5, during the clean-up at Ground Zero. RIGHT: This photo shows where the first four floors were sunk below ground level.


Riverland sports 8 Riverland News, Thursday, September 8, 2011 Once again, Dunnellon High School finds itself in a David vs. Goliath storyline. The Tigers, fresh off a 13-7 victory against West Port in their regular season opener, must find a way to deal with a school more than twice their size. Dunnellon has an enrollment of slightly more than 1,000 students, while the Wildcats have more than 2,200 registered at their school. Both schools are two programs higher than Dunnellon; however, because of the Tigers success the past two seasons its made it tougher to get games against those foes that have been bitten by Dunnellons prowess on the field. Yeah, Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley said in agreement with the analogy, but our kids dont look like at it like that because they are confident. Beasley and his team certainly arent complaining, because they know in the long run it will pay off. It makes us better for down the road, Beasley said. Win, lose or draw, its going to make us better down the road. Beasley knows his squad will have its hands full against a powerful Wildcats offense that likes to cram the ball down your throat. He noted their offense relies heavily on its full back/tail back set. Theyve got a great tailback (Daniel Franklin, Beasley said. Theyre really big and physical up front, so were going to have to do some things differently on the defensive side of the ball. Were going to have to be at our best. Its going to be a test for our defensive unit. Well have to play with a completely different mind set; well have to make sure our kids can line up and play physical. Even more so than the Tigers did against West Port? Its just a different deal, well have to switch gears a little bit, Beasley said, noting the differences between both programs offensive style of play. A big boost for the Dunnellon was the return of Connor Wentz, a junior defensive end, who was expected to be out longer with a broken hand. Man, hes a good football player, he really played well, Beasley said, adding all of our kids are really playing hard. Offensively, Beasley knows his team will have to control the ball and avoid turnovers. Most importantly, will be punching it in when the Tigers are in the red zone. Against the Wolf Pack, Dunnellon turned the ball over three times, including once in the red zone. The Tigers defense also put the offense in solid field position but failed to convert against the Wolf Pack. Our offensive line played really well, Beasley said. Weve got to be able to poke it in when were driving the ball like that. I said this a lot before the season, our defense is going to have to carry us for a while, thats coming to fruition. The Tigers will have to hang onto the ball and keep the clock running against a big physical defense. Weve got to get better on the perimeter, Beasley said of his teams rushing attack. Weve got to cut out the negative plays and hang onto the ball, we cant have that and expect to win. Because the contest against Forest is a non-district match up, Beasley said he and his coaching staff keep the perspective of the game in focus for his team. Its another game for us to have the opportunity to get out and get better and get ready for district schedule, he explained. Slots still open for cancer golf tourneyThe Susan G. Komen Golf for the Cure Tournament will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. Entry fee is $60 per player and includes green fees, cart and lunch. The field is open to both men and women this year. Registrations are due by Friday, Sept. 9. For more information, call 352-5220850 or 352-465-5260. Night golf tournaments scheduledRainbows End will host a night golf tournament Saturdays, Sept. 10 and Oct. 8. Cost for the scramble event is $140 per team, per tournament, but includes a barbeque dinner and the necessary supplies for night golf. For more information or to register, call 352-489-4566. Golf tournament to benefit United WayThe College of Central Florida will host a fourperson Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 24. All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will tee off at 8:30 a.m. at Pine Oaks of Ocala at 2201 N.W. 21st St. in Ocala. The cost is $50 per person. Entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes. Hole sponsorships are available for $75 per hole. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information about sponsorship or registration, call Tim Thayer at 854-2322, ext. 1229. SPORTS BRIEFS DHS Volleyball at a Glance C OA C H : Karen Noffsinger, third season. R ETU R NING P LAYE R S : Alyssa Claffey, Casey Weber, Abigail Hatfield, Amberay Molder and Jody Weber. K EY N EW C OME R S : Alora Thompson, Tiffany Boatwright, Morgan Shalna, Elizabeth Wright, Zahyrimar Otero, Nicole Drew and Jackie Hatcher. K EY L OSSES : Jillian Morrow, Sofia Ochs, Taylor Thalacker, Amanda Corbitt and Kaitlyn Nichols. S C HEDULE : Sept. 8 vs. Nature Coast, 5:30/7:30 p.m. at home; Sept. 12 vs. Ocala Forest, 6/7 p.m. at home; Sept. 13 vs. Hernando, 6/7:30 p.m. at home; Sept. 15 at Tavares, 5:30/7 p.m.; Sept. 20 at Crystal River, 5/6:30 p.m.; Sept. 22 vs. Eustis, 5:30/7 p.m. at home; Sept. 23 vs. West Port, 6/7:30 p.m. at home; Sept. 26 vs. Belleview, 5:30/6:30 p.m. at home; Sept. 27 at Nature Coast, 5:30/7 p.m.; Sept. 29 at Hernando, 5:30/7 p.m.; Oct. 3 vs. Crystal River Home, 5/6:30 p.m. at home; Oct. 4 vs. Tavares, 5:30/7 p.m. at home; Oct. 5 at Lake Weir, 5:30/7 p.m.; Oct. 11 at North Marion, 6/7:30 p.m.; Oct. 12 at Lecanto, 5:30/7 p.m.; Oct. 18 at Vanguard, 6/7:30 p.m.; Oct. 19 vs. Lecanto, 5:30/7 p.m. at home; Oct. 21 at Westport, 5/6 p.m. S EASON U P DATE: The Dunnellon volleyball team played at Eustis and Wednesday against North Marion at home. Results of those matches were not available at press time. Complied by Lizzy Wright Tigers aim to cut Forest down OCALA Like it did much of last season, the Dunnellon High School plodded along throughout the game Friday night against West Port, relying on its defense to contain a potentially potent offense and waiting for the opportune times to strike offensively. The end result: another Tigers victory, as Dunnellon knocked off the Wolf Pack, 137, in the regular season opener for both schools. Dunnellon High School linebacker Malcom Ross recovered a fumble with 6 minutes, 35 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and running back Donte Lerma scored from 3 yards out with less than minutes left as the Tigers scored 13 answered points for a 13-7 victory Friday against West Port in the season opener for both teams. It was an opportune moment for our kids, Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley said. Im really, really proud of them and their effort. This is how you draw up a great game, with good defense and taking advantage of opportunities. The Tigers trailed throughout much of the first half after West Port (1-0) marched down the field on its opening drive with ease. The Wolf Pack opened the scoring with an 11-play drive, chewing up almost five minutes of time, as Kvon Brown hauled in a 17yard scoring pass from quarterback Daniel Guerrero on a fourth-and-9 play. We played on our heels on that first series, Beasley said. Dunnellon, though, appeared to have an answer for the Wolf Pack. The Tigers, in the midst of a 15-play drive and inside the red zone, fumbled as West Port recovered at its own 4-yard line with no time remaining in the opening quarter. The Wolf Pack wouldnt hold onto the ball long as the Tigers forced a fumble, recovered by Boley at the 24yard line. However, Dunnellon could not find its way into the end zone, punting from the West Port 35-yard line. The Tigers defense stood up to the challenge throughout the second quarter, keeping the Wolf Pack offense in check, stopping them twice on fourth downs while West Port botched the snap on a wouldbe punt attempt. However, it the second stop on a fourth down play that sparked the Dunnellon offense. With 56 seconds remaining in the opening half, the Tigers offense marched 61 yards in 53 seconds, tying the game at 7-all with 3.6 seconds remaining in the first half when Wesley Beasley scored on a 9-yard pass from quarterback Jordon Boley with Daniel Bennoon adding the extra point. That gave us a shot of energy for our kids, Beasley said of the scoring drive in the waning seconds of the opening half. Dunnellon tames Wolf Pack, 13-7, in opener DUNNELLON VS. OCALA FOREST WHEN : 7:30 p.m. Friday, Tiger Stadium. R E C O R DS : Dunnellon 1-0; Forest, 1-0. LAST WEE K: Dunnellon knocked off West Port, 13-7; Forest throttled Lake Weir, 58-6. P LAYE R S TO WAT C H : RB D onte L erma led the Tigers offense with 53 yards on 11 carries, including a game-winning 3-yard touchdown run with less than two minutes remaining in the game. RB M alcom Ross added 43 yards on 10 carries, but it was his play on defense that proved critical. Ross, also a linebacker, recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter leading to Lermas game-winning TD. QB Jordon Boley was 3-of-8 passing for 23 yards including a 9-yard touchdown pass to RB W esley Beasley in the second quarter. Defensively, Dunnellon forced three turnovers (two fumbles and one interception) against the Wolf Pack, who racked up 255 yards of total offense. However, the Tigers limited West Port to 83 yards in the second half. Forest RB/ D B D aniel Franklin scored three touchdowns, including a 92-yard interception return and an 87-yard fumble return. He also scored on a 25-yard rushing attempt. RB M ark H erndon rushed for 136 yard and two TDs on 11 carries for the Wildcats, who tallied 292 yards on the ground against Lake Weir. QBs Robert A nderson and Jake Roddenberry had one touchdown pass each in the rout. Defensively, Forest forced five turnovers, including the two returned by Franklin. From staff reports JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellons Bobby Robinson, top, and Chris Rossi, sandwich a West Port offensive player during prep action Friday night at West Port. The Tigers won, 13-7. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon linebacker Chris Rossi flies through the air as he attempts to bring down a West Port ball carrier during the Tigers 13-7 victory against the Wolf Pack on Friday night at West Port. Dunnellon prepares to face another big school opponent in Wildcats JEFF BRYAN Riverland News WEST PORT PLAY OF THE GAMETrailing 7-0 and the clock rapidly counting down toward the end of the first half, Dunnellon had just picked up a first down inside the Wolf Pack 10-yard line, quarterback Jordon Boley grounded the ball, setting his team up with a second-and goal from the 9 with no timeouts. A quick snap, he hit Wesley Beasley in the flat as the senior running back found his way to the end zone with 3.6 seconds on the clock. The extra point allowed the Tigers to tie the game at 7-all. Theres a big difference in scoring down there and not scoring at all, coach Frank Beasley said of the play. That was huge for our kids.


memorial and inspirational talks. Those present at Ground Zero will also speak about their experiences there at the time of the tragedy. I recall I was in my office and someone came in to tell us there was an explosion at the World Trade Center, Frank Strobl, membership chairman for American Legion Post 58, said. Shortly thereafter, we were told that two airliners had been crashed into both of the World Trade Center buildings. We arrived just in time in the employees lounge to see on television, the Towers begin crumbling to the ground. It was frightening, to say the least, to see the mass destruction happening right there before our eyes. When the horrible carnage of that day was finally over, we learned that two jets had been flown into the World Trade Center buildings, one jet had been flown into the Pentagon building and another was commandeered by the passengers on board Flight 73, to thwart the terrorists intentions, and flown into the ground. With the 10th anniversary of that tragic day Sunday, Post 58 officials were determined to not let the events of that day to go unforgotten. American lives were forever changed that day, Strobl said. The day-to-day activities changed drastically for some of us. Some of us remember that day, some of us have forgotten just how tragic it was. This is one incident none of us should ever forget! The event is open to the general public. Tickets are $5 per person. Commemorative 10th anniversary T-shirts will be for sale. All active military, law enforcement, fire and EMT personnel that arrive in uniform will be admitted free of charge. Come join us and relive memories, share your stories, renew your patriotism, and thank God that we are here to be able to live in this wonderful country of ours, God Bless America!, Strobl said. We look forward to seeing you here. Come early to get a good spot. There will be hors doeuvres and a deejay after the official ceremony. The after-ceremony celebration will be a BYOB for those interested, and the post will provide soft drinks. RSVP at 489-4453. As the opening season of junior varsity football kicked off Sept. 1, the stands at Tiger Stadium filled up with fans as the Dunnellon junior varsity squared off against West Port. Unfortunately, the Tigers season started off with a loss to the Wolf Pack, 36-28. For the past few years, West Port has not been a threat to Dunnellon, which usually puts points on the board right away and keeps them tallying up. The Tigers started the game off strong and fast, scoring a touchdown on Jordan Williams 82yard kickoff return. The Tigers missed the extra point, but led 6-0. West Port had a response of its own, as the Wolf Packs Denard Townsend scored on a 78-yard touchdown and followed with a pass to Rudi Outar for the 2point conversion for an 8-6 lead with 8:01 remaining in the first quarter. Dunnellon answered the West Port challenge with Kane Parks 54yard touchdown run on fourth-and-short for the Tigers with 5:02 left in the opening quarter. The Tigers failed on their extra point attempt, but held a 12-8 lead. Parks added another touchdown and 11yarder for the Tigers in the second quarter and quarterback Tyler Powell hit Brandon Smith for the 2-point conversion and a 20-8 lead with 8:33 remaining in the opening half. As the crowd watched in dismay, the Tigers drew several penalties instead of points as West Port trimmed into the deficit as Townsend threw to Outar for a15yard score. The Wolf Packs 2-point conversion failed, but the Tigers lead had been cut to 20-14. After a three-and-out by the Tigers, Townsend capped another Wolf Pack drive with his third score of the first half, a 29-yard romp, to tie the game at 20-all. Dunnellon coach Archie Smith said he told his players that in order to adjust to the speed in the second half our lining up is going to change some. Our players needed to be in a better position and get ready for the ball, Smith explained. With the words of Smith in the Tigers heads, they came out to get their revenge for those touchdowns. With the score tied at 20-all, DAndre Munford began the counter attack by blocking a West Port punt and recovering it in the end zone. The Tigers converted the 2-point play for a 2820 lead with 8:06 remaining in the third quarter. But the Wolf Pack had a familiar answer for the Tigers. Townsend scored twice more, on runs of 73 and 11 yards, to cap the Wolf Packs rally from a 20-12 deficit for a 36-28 victory. Townsend finished with 228 yards rushing against Dunnellon. With one final possession, the Tigers offense couldnt move the ball against West Port. Dunnellon turned the ball over on downs as the Wolf Pack ran the clock out by taking a knee on their final possession. I am proud of both my offense and defense, Smith said. We have mistakes that we need to fix and go back to the basics. But its early in the year; we didnt have a preview game so our players didnt get the feel for tackling somebody besides the players on our team. We also have a lot of new players that werent always in place and some penalties that didnt help us either. Tyler Powell, our quarterback, gave a good effort. Kane (Parks) had some very nice runs and Brandon (Smith) worked real hard. After the game, Smith spoke to his players about the teams performance. You never know, year-to-year, on what is going to happen, he said. We are going to iron out our mistakes and try our hardest at our next game against Forest. Houston Koch, a sophomore defensive lineman, said the offense and defense could use a little work, but explained both played pretty good. We will fix our mistakes like we did the years before and come back on top, Koch said. Quarterback Tyler Powell had a positive look on the game. We ran the ball good, lost as a team and didnt blame anyone for the loss, Powell explained. Dunnellon plays at 7 p.m. today at Ocala Forest. Riverland News, Thursday, September 8, 2011 9 00092TX 00096GA Dunnellon JV falls to West Port, 36-28 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsJessey McMahn rumbles toward the end zone as a hoard of West Port defenders attempt to bring him down. McMahn was eventually stopped short of the goal line, but the Tigers would eventually score on the play; however, West Port came out victorious, 36-28, in junior varsity action. The Tigers play at 7 tonight at Ocala Forest. Tigers unable to overcome Wolf Pack QBs offensive firepower LIZZY WRIGHT/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon running back Jordan Williams is tripped up by a West Port defender during first-half action at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers lost, 36-28, to the Wolf Pack in their regular-season opener. AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News EDUCATION NOTES Harmony Preschool registration open Harmony Preschool is accepting student students for its 2to 3-yearold Class and its 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. Harmony Preschool is at 21501 W. State Road 40 in Dunnellon in the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon. For more information, call 4899552. Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is continuing to support Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one local school. Containers for these labels can be found at Winn Dixie (ask for box at cigarette counter), Ace Hardware, To Your Health Spa and in the Narthex of St. Johns Catholic Church. For more information about this program, call 489-5954. POST continued from page 1 Military memorials open to public The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be in Crystal River from Sunday, Oct. 2, to Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Holcim Property on U.S. 19, a mile north of County Road 488. Other military tributes will also be open free to the public 24 hours a day. All veterans, families and school groups can also visit the Florida Military of the Order Purple Heart Mural Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Moving Tribute to those dead in the Global War on Terror and 9/11. Teachers and parents of home-schooled children can arrange for group tours of the memorials at the Nature Coast All Veterans Reunion by members of American Legion Post 225 and MOPH Chapter 776. Free admission and parking. For more information, call Richard Hunt at 407579-6190, Tom Gallagher at 352-860-1629, Lee Helscel at 352-238-5692 or visit www.NatureCoastVeteransReunion.com.


Lutheran church to host indoor yard saleAn indoor yard sale will be host by the Youth Group of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10, 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. in Citrus Springs. The sale is open to the public. Hope Evangelical to host Sept. 11 ceremonyAcandlelight act of remembrance for the Sept. 11, 2001, Terror Attacks will be Sunday, Sept. 2011, at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Citrus Springs. A time of prayer will be held during worship. Several candles will be lit in remembrance of the terrorist attacks on our country. Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs. Worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. Methodist church to host flea market First United Methodist Church will have a flea market, bake sale and caf, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24. First United Methodist Church is along West State Road 40. For more information, call 489-4026. Sunday school at PeacePeace Lutheran Church will host Sunday morning Bible Classes for children and youth at 9 a.m. beginning Sept. 4. Adult Bible Study groups also meet at 9 Sundays as well as 10 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Sunday morning worship service is at 10 a.m. Peace Lutheran Church, The Church On The Hill, is 5 miles north of Dunnellon at the junction of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. For more information, call the church office at 489-5881 or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org. Hope Evangelical Sunday school classesSunday school classes at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Citrus Springs will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Confirmation classes will begin at 8. Parents and grandparents should pre-register children now. Children who are at least 3 years old by Sept. 1 may register for pre-kindergarten. Registration forms are available at the church office. Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. I n celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of the most horrific events in the history of the United States one cannot help but reflect back on the past decade. We have come a long way, but I am wondering if we have gone the right way. My wife and I were thinking about this the other night and she startled me with a question. Most of the time she just startles me, but this time she had substance in the form of a question. I wonder, she said rather thoughtfully, where all the heroes are today? At first, I did not quite get her drift, and so I query her on the subject. First, I was thinking of all of those movie heroes that we hear about so often. Perhaps she was thinking of Superman or Batman or some such hero. These days, most of our heroes are manufactured in Hollywood and have no real affinity for the average persons life. One of the things that amaze me about Hollywood is when they produce their infamous reality shows; there is very little reality to it. The only reality about these shows is that makes real money for those who produce it. I could live with that reality. Hollywood cannot do anything without pizzazz to dazzle the imagination of the intellectually starved populace. Then my mind drifted back to my wifes question. Those heroes of 9/11, she responded. Whatever happened to all of those heroes that stepped to the front when the need called for it? Then I knew what she was talking about. A hero is someone who does ordinary work under abnormal or dangerous conditions. Ten years ago, when our country was attacked these heroes stepped forth, did their job and then stepped back into the shadows of obscurity almost as quickly as they came. Many of those heroes gave the ultimate sacrifice, their life. Not thinking about their own well-being, they put their life on the line to save someone they didnt even know. Many of these heroes died doing their heroic deed. Some are, 10 years later, suffering physical consequences from their acts of bravery. Just what is a hero? A hero is neither a Republican nor a Democrat. A hero is simply an American who does his or her job when the need arises without any thought of political affiliation. I am rather tired of the political minutia that is paralyzing our country today. Let me say that I believe our country is bigger than all the politicians in our country today. If only we get the media to understand that all these politicians are simply caricatures of some political 10 Riverland News, Thursday, September 8, 2011 Attend the worship service of your choice 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 To Advertise in the Church Directory Call 489-2731 For More Information OUT TO PASTOR Where have all the heroes gone? Thrift Shop donation JOANN McCULLOUGH/Special to the Riverland NewsThe Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop presented a check for $500 to the Boy Scouts of America Gulf Ridge Council Venture Crew No. 370. The girls, four of whom were present to receive the donation Saturday, will use the money to attend their Kodiak leadership training in November in Miami. Pictured, from left, are: Lillian French, secretary; Laura Ketcham, publicity and historian; and Kristie Ruff, activity chairman, accepting check from Carmen Fisher, thrift shop vice president; back row, Susan Gangi, crew advisor; Samantha Gangi, program president; John Gangi, crew advisor; and Arlene Keenum and Marilyn Edenfield, thrift shop volunteers. CHURCH EVENTS Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School . . 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . . . 4:00 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 0008FHT 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 0008VO3 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 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 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 0008FL3 489-2685 Hall Available For Community Functions Rite I 8:00AM Coffee Hour 9:00AM Rite II 10:00AM Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday 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 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 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 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 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 See PASTOR page 11 Rev. James Snyder


ideology and not real people at all. Politicians are Washingtons version of a reality show that has no basis whatsoever in reality. A hero never blows his or her own horn and consequently many heroes fade into the background and are never acknowledged or even thanked. After all, a hero never looks for thanks; a hero only does his or her job to the best of his or her ability. Sometimes a hero only does one heroic action in his life. Hes a hero nevertheless. A true American hero does his or her job when called upon and then fades into the background so that some politician can step forward and take the credit. That seems to be the way politicians operate these days; the credit system. When something goes right, they take credit for it. If something goes wrong, they give the credit to someone else. Im ready for the politician to step forward with cash on the barrelhead. I just have one simple question. When you are in trouble, whom do you want? The real American hero or some politician any politician? When the aircraft was smashing into their target, where were the politicians? When the buildings were collapsing and lives were being destroyed, where were the politicians? Back in the day, the politician was a servant of the people, sent to Washington DC to do the peoples business. That day is far over and probably never will return. Today, these politicians have the idea that we, the people, are to serve them. After all, they know whats best for us. These politicians, who cannot take care of their own lives or their own business or even pay their own income tax, are fully qualified to take care of our business. Is it any wonder our country is in the mess its in today? A real hero is someone who puts someone elses welfare ahead of his or her own. They bravely put themselves in harms way to save someone they may not even know. Perhaps, and I know this thought probably comes from Mars, we ought to stop sending politicians to Washington and start sending heroes. Another kind of hero is needed in our country today. That hero is the one who will pray for our country and ask God to help us get out of the mess were in. The formula for this is found in the Old Testament. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV). In 10 years, we have tried everything else, and everything has failed. Why not try God?The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. 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Pennsylvania Ave. #D Dunnellon Fingers & Toes $ 1 2 $ 12 By Melissa P E D I C U R E T U E S D A Y S PEDICURE TUESDAYS C a l l f o r a p p t Call for appt. 00093VO D U N N E L L O N S B E S T B E T S D U N N E L L O N S B E S T B E T S PASTOR continued from page 10 Lutheran Church part of Angel Food MinistriesHope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs is part of Angel Food Ministries. To sign up or learn more about Angel Food, current menu, order food or learn of pick up dates and time, call the church office at 489-5511 or Victor Kahler at 465-4182. All orders are prepaid by check, cash or money order. To learn how to order using the internet and a credit or debit cad, call Victor Kahler. CHURCH BRIEF


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Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 281-0908 RIV 9/20, 9/27, 10/4 sales PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: D & D TOWING OF OCALA gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 4125 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34479-2427, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statues. D & D TOWING OF OCALA reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. SaleDate:9/20/2011 9AM 1997 FORD VIN# Lien Notices 1FTDF1728VNC20591 SaleDate:9/27/2011 9AM 2006 CHEV VIN# 1GNDV33L86D174739 SaleDate:10/4/2011 9AM 1996 FORD VIN# 1FTHX26F8TEA71427 Sept. 8, 2011 Lien Notices 282-0908 RIV9/22 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 09/22/2011, 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Lien Notices 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. 1GNDT13S062265209 2006 CHEVROLET 1GNDT13W1X2143396 1999 CHEVROLET 1HGED354XLL004391 1990 HONDA KMHDU4ADXAU167826 2010 HYUNDAI KMHJG35F91U267576 2001 HYUNDAI Sept. 8, 2011. 278-0908 RIV Vs. Manfre, Theresa 11-1290-CA-B Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 11-1290-CA-B GREEN TREE SERVICING, L.L.C., Plaintiff, vs. THERESA MANFRE; MARK MANFRE; MUNROE REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC, d/b/a MUNROE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER; IDT CARMEL, INC, assignee of HSBC/Orchard; JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, Unknown Tenant(s). Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of foreclosure, dated August 22, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Marion County Courthouse, 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 25 day of October, 2011 the following described real property: See attached legal description Together with that certain manufactured home more specifically described as: 2002, Skyline (28x66) with Serial Number G2620192 PA&PB. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Dated this 22 day of August, 2011. David R. Ellspermann, Clerk of the Court By: N. Kendrick, Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT A Lot 44, unrecorded plat of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 24, Township 15 South, Range 24 East, more particularly described as: From the SE corner of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 24, Township 15 South, Range 24 East, go N. 01 degrees 35 21 W., for 821.86 feet along the East boundary of the NW 1/4 of said Section 24 to the centerline of a 30 foot road; thence S. 88 degrees 24 39 W., along said centerline for 26.97 feet to a point of intersection; thence S. 45 degrees 35 05 W. along the centerline of said 30 foot road for 85.86 feet to the Point of Beginning. From the Point of Beginning thus described to N. 01 degrees 35 21 W. for 575.76 feet to a point on the North Boundary of Section 24 and in the waters of Tobe Lake; thence N. 89 degrees 33 01 W. along said North boundary for 90.00 feet; thence S. 01 degrees 35 21 E. for 628.14 feet to the centerline of a 30 foot road; thence N. 84 degrees 16 29 E. along said centerline for 40.10 feet to a point of intersection; thence N. 45 degrees 35 05 E. along to the centerline of said 30 foot road to the Point of Beginning. Excepting and Reserving a 15 foot right-of-way on the Southeast boundary of said property for road and utility purposes. September 1 & 8, 2011. Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices 271-0908 RIV Miller, Eleanor 2011-CP-746 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-746 Division PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF ELEANOR MILLER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELEANOR MILLER, deceased, whose date of death was January 18, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 1030, Ocala FL 34478. The names and addresses of the personal representatives 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 September 1, 2011. Personal Representatives: FRED J. SEYDEL 460 Misty Patch Rd., Coatesville, Pennsylvania 19320 DIANE STOTT 617 Farmland Way, Coatesville, Pennsylvania 19320 Attorney for Personal Representatives LAW OFFICES OF STEPHEN K. MILLER, P.A STEPHANIE N. MACK, ESQUIRE Attorney for Petitioners Florida Bar No. 0653225 101 Northwest 75th Street, Ste 1, Gainesville, Florida 32607 Telephone: (352) 351-8182 Facsimile: (352) 375-0104 September 1 & 8, 2011. 277-0908 RIVDingle, Gloria B. 2011-CP-0803F Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-0803F Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF GLORIA B. DINGLE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Gloria B. Dingle, deceased, whose date of death was November 30, 2010, is pending in the the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 1, 2011. Personal Representatives: Kaali Chappelle 1111 NW 12th Ave., Ocala, Florida 34475 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq., Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM, PA, 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 www.flprobate.net September 1 & 8, 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 Found White Spayed Kitten Pink & Blue Eye (352) 228-1789 Announcements DIRECTV Summer Special! 1 Year FREE Showtime! 3 mos FREE HBO/Starz/Cinemax! 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14 Riverland News, Thursday, September 8, 2011 Dunnellon Elementary welcomes new receptionist Schools PTO in full swing Dunnellon Elementary School would like to welcome our new receptionist, Ms. Vanessa Watts. Actually, Ms. Watts is a familiar face. She has been working for the Marion County School District for almost 29 years. In fact, she started her career right here at Dunnellon Elementary School in 1983. Then, she went to Romeo Elementary in 1992 and worked there until going to Dunnellon High School in 1999. Ms. Watts said: Im glad to be back. Its like a family reunion. And we are glad to have you back, too, Ms. Watts! Congratulations to Ms. Mary Blanchette. She has done it again! Her secondgrade class from last year placed in the Jim Harbin Student Media Festival that was judged in July. This is a statewide competition. Marion County captured 27 winning entries. The next highest county was Pinellas with 14. Ms. Blanchettes class entry was in the News Feature K-2 category. Awards will be handed out in October in Orlando. Good luck to your class Ms. Blanchette. We will keep our readers updated about this event. Our PTO met Aug. 26 to start plans for the new school year. They got involved right away with a Yankee Candle fundraiser. This is going on now through Sept. 15. Then, a representative from the company went on our morning announcement show Sept. 1 to talk about the product and prizes. Soon, they will start collecting coupons for education. This is a great way for our school to raise funds. So please be saving you box tops and send them in with your child, grandchild or neighbors child. They also discussed the Open House, which will be Sept. 13. As usual, they will be selling refreshments for a part of the evening. And last, but not least, they started making plans for our annual fall festival. This is a big, fun-filled night for our students, their families and our staff here at DES. As you can see the PTO has a lot planned and will need a lot of help. So please consider joining in on the fun. The next meeting is at 2:30 p.m. today (Sept. 8) in the media center. Hope to see you there. Its Book Fair time again! This is a highly anticipated event here at DES by both students and teachers alike. The fair starts Friday, Sept. 9, and runs through Sept. 15. The media center will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. the night of Open House so that parents can come in and preview or buy books. Teachers also have wish lists of books for their class that parents may purchase to donate. CALENDAR OF EVENTS Sept. 8 2:30 p.m. PTO Meeting, Media Center. Sept. 8 6 p.m. Girl Scout Round-Up, Cafeteria. Sept. 13 6 to 7:30 p.m. Open House. Sept. 19 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Title I Resource Van. Sept. 27 Altrusa Read. RITA HUTTON For the Riverland News Vanessa Watts CITRUS SPRINGS Charlie Moraites wanted his 11th birthday to be special. So on Friday, he and his mother, Kerrie, brought his fifth-grade classmates at Citrus Springs Elementary School cupcakes, packs of colored Sharpies and a five-gallon drum of used golf balls. Yes, colored Sharpies and used golf balls. Moraites, a junior golfer, who plays most of his rounds at Juliette Falls with his father, saw a sign about a woman who collects used golf balls and sends them to troops stationed in the Middle East. So he and his mother put the plan in motion to involve his classmates by decorating the balls with designs and slogans. The youngster deflected the credit for bringing in golf balls for his classmates to decorate. I came up with the idea for the cupcakes, everyone wants cupcakes, he said with a smile while putting a few signature designs on the balls. The project certainly was a hit and his classmates were on par with the idea as the packs of Sharpies were opened and divided up. Designs and slogans could be anything the students thought would cheer the troops up. I thought it was a great idea, said Susan Easom, his teacher, who gave the project her blessing. I think the troops will surely enjoy them, too. Im sure their lives are not real pleasant for them right now. What a fun birthday for Charlie. The woman behind the overall project, Joan Lane, who lives in Rainbow Springs, said its one of many morale boosters she has undertaken throughout the past years as the War on Terror has continued. Not only does she collect the golf balls for the troops, but she sends them packages of paperback books and toiletries she collects from area hotels. I like to do stuff such as this for them, she said of sending the soldiers care packages. Im just one person doing something, but I like doing for others and Im sure (the troops) appreciate it. I dont think some people appreciate what those soldiers do for us. Lane said her husband, Jim, has been supportive of her causes. I know it gives (the soldiers) something to do when they get bored, she explained, noting she has five packages with 185 balls per box ready to send. It really doesnt cost that much to send there; its about $12.20 per box. Lane and her husband were blown away by the students enthusiasm for the project as they watched over Moraites and his classmates. I think this is awesome, Lane said. Classmates, in between bites of cupcakes and the quick movement of the markers, weighed in. I think this is awesome, Charlie, said one classmate. This is cool, said another. There was debate though about one decorated golf ball. Thats not the right blue, one youngster said to a classmate proudly displaying a golf ball decorated with the Gators team colors in mind. Dunnellon Middle preparing parents, students for trip D unnellon Middle School invites its eighth-grade parents and students to attend an informational meeting in preparation of the eight-grade 2012 Spring Break Washington, D.C., trip. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Auditorium. Please come out and learn about all the wonderful sites our eighth-graders will enjoy. The Back-to-School Dance will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the Caf. DMS students are invited to attend. The cost of the dance is $5 plus a canned food item. The canned food items collected will be for our holiday food baskets for those less fortunate than ourselves. We would like to remind parents of our Dominos Pizza fundraiser, Slice the Price. The cost of the card is $10. You will receive a free large pizza with the purchase of a large pizza at regular menu price when you use your Dominos Fundraising Card. If you use the card only once, you save more than the price of the card. Mr. Noell and his band students are heading up this fundraiser. Dunnellon Middle School will also kick off the Coupons for Education fundraiser Monday, Sept. 19. There are many new, wonderful money saving offers and a new look. Mr. Jones in our Media Center is once again heading up this program for DMS. We would like to present the following notice of the School Boards nondiscrimination policy: Students in Marion County are entitled to certain rights, standards and protections including those of due process, equal opportunity protection, accurate and confidential record keeping, safeguards to health and safety, and access to suitable employment. The School Board is committed to affording students the benefits of these rights, standards and protections. Students who feel that they have questions concerning this matter have the right and the responsibility of discussing such questions with the schools administration. The Marion County Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status or qualified disability in its employment practices and in its access and admission to educational programs, services and activities. This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Florida Educational Equity Act of 1985, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX Amendments of 1972 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Questions or request for additional information regarding these acts may be forwarded to the designated equity administrator. Rose Cohen, Equity Assurance Director, ADA, Title IX and Equity Issues Phone: (352) 671-7711 512 S.E. Third St, Ocala, FL 34471 Contact for Section 504 compliance: Brian Greene, Program Specialist Phone: (352) 671-6842 Principals office Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsSuzi Spangler, left, and Angalina Roseberry, classmates of Charlie Moraites, work on decorating golf balls Friday that will be sent to troops in the Middle East during Moraites 11th birthday party at Citrus Springs Elementary School. Jim Lane, left, and Joan, applaud Charlie Moraites for asissting with Joans golf ball project for trooops serving in the Middle East. Pupils decorate golf balls for soldiers serving in Middle East FOR MORE INFORMATIONThose wishing to donate golf galls for U.S. troops stationed in the Gulf, may contact Joan Lane at joan. lane1@verizon.net. Students decorated golf balls with different designs and slogans, including messages of thank you. Adrianna Cecere, 11, decorates a golf ball with the American flag. Romeo Elementary PTO begins planning for year B ig things are coming to Romeo Elementary School in the next few weeks. On Sept. 7, the first PTO meeting of the school year was scheduled. The group met to plan activities for the year. The first big project to plan will be Romeo RoundUp on Oct. 27. We welcomed all parents and interested volunteers to join us in this planning session. On Sept. 13, there are multiple activities slated. The first School Advisory Council (SAC) will meet at 2:30 p.m. in the Media Center. This meeting is open to all, and will begin with a review of school goals and the school improvement plan. At 6 that evening, a Title I Information meeting will be in the cafeteria. Information about after-school tutoring, parent center activities and other plans will be shared. Tutoring vendors will also be on hand. At 6:30, classrooms will be opened for Open House. Teachers will be conducting 15-minute rotations to give parents a chance to hear information and expectations about their classrooms. Rotations will conclude at 7:30. On Sept. 16, the school will host its Volunteer Orientation. Individuals wanting to volunteer can come and hear the many ways that you can help Romeo Elementary. Victoria Thomas, volunteer coordinator, will present a brief overview beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served. Kathy Hultman Romeo Principal Jane Ashman DMS Principal JEFF BRYAN Riverland News


After more than a decade teaching special needs students at Dunnellon High, Janis Jan Cross Cubbage worked her final day in her portable Friday, Sept. 2. Cubbages recent marriage to Bob led to the addition of a half dozen grandchildren to her family. At her last faculty meeting, Cubbage expressed a desire to make sure all of them learn to love horses as much and she does. During her time at DHS, Cubbage was a regular recipient of the Southwest Florida Water Management Districts Splash! grants. Most recently, she earned a grant to teach her students about water efficient gardening, xeriscaping. While Cubbage is retiring from teaching, she does not plan to slow down. I have been living my little kid dreams all of my life, she explained. And now I will have the time to travel full speed ahead to carry all the aspirations on my bucket list. This list includes spending more time with family, writing more and riding more. 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For more information about how to sign up for a library card, stop by your local library, visit the library website at library.marioncountyfl.org or call 671-8551. Special to the Riverland News Dunnellon FFA members headed to Nationals Kayla and Taylor Kouba will represent Dunnellon FFA and Marion County FFA at the National Competition in Indianapolis, Ind. In October, they will be working hard to bring home a national title to Dunnellon. On June 15, at the Florida State FFA Convention, DMS competed in the state Agriscience Fair. Kayla Reed and Marc Navetta spent many hours preparing for the event. They were curious about the effects of different flower preservatives on fresh flowers. They then decided to conduct an experiment testing several different products on fresh cut flowers. With the help of Turner House Florist, they tested several groups of flowers with the prepackaged floral food, sugar, and regular water. 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Identified no comments related to important state resources and facilities that would be adversely impacted. The Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA). No provisions that require comment under the laws that form the basis of the departments jurisdiction. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Supports the clustering of development and the use of trails and greenways to connect the proposed development. The department notes that the development will impact U.S. 41 and the city should consult District 5 on possible and feasible improvements or mitigation strategies. Florida Department of Transportation. The amendment does not appear to create adverse capacity on a district wide basis; however, the city should consult with the school board to mitigate impacts on the Dunnellon Elementary and High schools. Florida Department of Education. No comment regarding flood plains and flood prone areas, or the impact to the regional water supply. The water management district noted that the increased density would increase potential nutrient impacts to the Rainbow and Withlacoochee rivers from landscaping and stormwater run-off. Southwest Florida Water Management District. To address these impacts the district made the following recommendations The open space and developed portions of the site should be designed in accordance with Florida Friendly Landscape Principles. Managed landscape (i.e. irrigated and fertilized) within the open space and developed portions should be minimized to reduce water demand and limit water quality degradation from fertilizers and other chemical use. The use of low impact development techniques for the design, construction, and maintenance of stormwater systems is encouraged. The site will require a modification to the environmental resources permit design criteria and should address nutrient loading from stormwater discharge: The use of swales, vegetated natural buffers, pervious pavers, green roof/cistern systems, managed aquifer plant systems, stormwater harvesting, and/or wetland stormwater trains. A pre-application meeting is recommended. The amendment is generally consistent with the strategic regional plan for the Withlacoochee Region without apparent adverse impacts on regionally significant resources or other jurisdictions. Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council. Still, DCA officials must give the project its blessing. City officials transmitted final plans to the agency for its review and approval. The second step, and last one for city officials, toward the project moving forward is completing the rezoning process. Currently, zoned as agriculture, McBride is seeking a change to R-1, Residential Low Density. It will allow for one house or unit to be built on one acre of property. The city will have its second and final reading as well as its last call for public input at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, September 8, 2011 Subscribe to Time is running out CALL 489-2731 Ask for code: mo or visit us on the web www.riverlandnews.com *Must be local, in-county delivery. Offer Expires 10/5/11 $ 2 2 7 0 0 $ 27 .00* A SAVINGS OF 30% OFF SINGLE COPY PRICE 00091D5 0008TP2 00091AP Says Thanks to our faithful subscribers Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YOU COULD WIN! FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY TO ENTER: Fill out this form, mail or bring to 20441 E. Pennsylvania Avenue Dunnellon, FL 34432 Anytime before Noon on September 30. $ 2 5 $ 25 $25.00 GIFT CARD to 00094MN Davis 50th Anniversary Mike and Carole Davis of Rainbow Springs will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 11, 2011. The Davis were wed Sept. 11, 1961, in Kenmore, N.Y. Mike is a retired U.S. Postal Inspector and Carole a homemaker. They have two children, Kenneth (Lil) Davis of Broomfield, Colo., and Karen (Steve) Lucini of Dunnellon. They have one grandchild, Stephen, who is on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They will celebrate their anniversary in St. Pete Beach with their children. A second honeymoon is planned for later in Albuquerque, N.M. REZONING continued from page 1 United Way to host communitywide garage saleOCALA United Way of Marion County will have a communitywide garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 17, in the parking lot of the Cascades Professional Offices at 1515 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Marion County residents can reserve booth space along with getting your name listed in the event directory, free Star-Bannerclassified coupons and cash-in-hand shoppers for $49. United Way will also accept yard sale items that residents can donate for United Way to sell and keep the proceeds. Yard sale applications can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org. For more information about booth rental space or to have United Way sell your items, call Lindsey Turner at United Way at 732-9696, ext 226, or e-mail lturner@uwmc.org. COMMUNITY BRIEF

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