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Title: Riverland news
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Dunnellon, FL
Publication Date: 09-29-2011
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General Note: "The newspaper built on community pride."
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F or Brittany Lakhani, her upcoming trip to Orlando for three days means shell be packing enough clothes for a 10day trip. And for the Dunnellon High School senior, theres good reason too. Lakhani, who is not only an academically-driven student involved in cross country, student government and National Honor Society, but shes also a competitor in the Miss Florida Teen USA Pageant. Because this is the fashion world you have to have so many different outfits for all of the events, she explained, noting there are activities throughout the day. You have to pack for 10 days, but only be there for three. Right now, shes got almost one suitcase ready for her trip. And thats packed with shoes. Its a lot of shoes, she said. I have my shoes to go with my evening gown, my swimsuit shoes, my interview shoes, shoes that goes with my cocktail dress, my tennis shoes to work out in, flip flops. My dad would say I have a SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, September 29, 2011Vol 29 No. 50 75 cents VISIT US: www.riverlandnews.comCALL US: 489-2731 E-MAIL: editor@riverlandnews.com Dunnellon Fire Resuce 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. To learn more about the Be Fire Smart Pledge and all of Liberty Mutuals fire safety programs visit www.befire smart.com/natalienotarpole. Fundraiser scheduled for woman hurt in wreckA fundraiser for Velvet Lanier Thronton, who was injured in a vehicle accident, will start at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct.7, at American Legion Post 58, north of Walmart on U.S. 41. There will be barbeque dinners available as well as a cakes and pies available. For more information, call Lescia Lanier Owens at (352) 274-2493, Cathy Grybko at 352209-0154 or Tara Jennings Beatty at 352-414-8889 or e-mail at perdidokey7@aol.com. United Methodist Church to host A Heroes TributeA Heroes Tribute to God and Country, presented by Paul and Jackie Stevio and the students of Phantastic Sounds, will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, 21501 W. State Road 40, Dunnellon. The public is invited to this musical event honoring our first responders, military and our everyday heroes. Admission is free. For more information, call Jackie Stevio at (352) 527-6902. Horizon of Hope Luncheon scheduled Oct. 8 The fifth annual Horizon of Hope Luncheon and Fashion Show, presented by Team Basketcases and Michelle -O-Gram, will be at noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. Tickets are $25 per person and are now on sale. The event will also feature a celebrity purse auction. For more information, call alma at 489-1660 or Sherry at 489-2121. Council approves final budget A proposed budget, chalked full of reallocation of funds throughout the varying taxing districts in the city of Dunnellon, was given its final approval Monday by the Dunnellon City Council. Despite diminishing revenues and a dwindling population, officials noted during its first workshop Aug. 22 it was able to avoid cutting positions, laying off employees or cutting salaries through its reallocation of funds, which became an area of concern for officials at its second and last budget workshop Sept. 18. It was then that council members said they understood the method used to balance salaries across the board through the various departments; however, they wanted a break down of what each department contributes to each employees salary. Id like to be able to comprehend the budget, Councilman Dennis Evans said at the time. How many employees do we have, the total number and their salary range? Id like to know how the allocation of salaries works. It bothers me. Algiere noted she would have the figures for the City Council at its next meeting. Those Organizers fine tuning plans for Jazz Up Annual event set for Oct. 15 Jazz Up Dunnellon organizers are feeling the beat of the clock, as they countdown the days until the 13th annual event. With the success of last years Mardi Gras-style festival fresh on their minds, organizers are expanding the hours of the Kids Zone at Ernie Mills Park on Bostick Street and adding a Poker Crawl, a combination of a Poker Run and Pub Crawl to draw attention to the businesses not directly on the main drag of Pennsylvania Avenue. The feedback was that people wanted more, Martha Vaughn, event chairwoman, said. So this year we decided to expand it a little bit to include the poker crawl, bring more community awareness to those businesses involved. Despite the theme, Vaughn explained its more than just jazz music. Among the bands and solo artists to perform include: Cutler Spur, Dallas Helms Trio, Electrik Fence Blues JEFF BRYAN Riverland News City manager met one-on-one with council members about reallocations See BUDGET page 3 On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises from his pumpkin patch and flies through the air with his bag of toys to all the children. Linus Van Pelt from Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Not even corporate American can put a damper on the search for the Great Pumpkin at the Pickin Patch. For the second straight year, Scott Thomas and Steve Dixon open the gates to their vast farmland as families can come in search of their own pumpkin, just in time for Halloween. But theres plenty of interest from outside sources of the expected massive pumpkin shortage in the Northeast because of Hurricane Irene weeks ago. Thomas explained several national warehouses called and asked for pumpkins. The resounding answer: No. There was no way we were going to take away the smile from a young childs face, Thomas said. Wildly popular among families in its debut a year ago, Thomas and Dixon as well as their families have added a few extras this year to the Pickin Patch. Theres been a lot of buzz around it, now people are fired up, Thomas said. For us, thats great. We have instituted something in Dunnellon Riverland News file photoAngie Shashy leads her twin sons, Daniel, right, and Benjamin, through the pumpkin field as they hunt for pumpkins last year at The Pickin Patch. To get to The Pickin Patch, take Robinson Road until the curve in the road. The patch is on the right-hand side. WHATS HAPPENING JEFF BRYAN Riverland News You pick pumpkin patch set to open its gates Saturday morning L OCALBEAUTYQUEENWILLVIEFORSTATECROWN JEFF BRYAN Riverland NewsSee JAZZ UP page 3 Martha Vaughn Jazz Up chairwoman. Brittany Lakhani, Miss Gainesville Teen, one of 67 competitors STORY BY LAURA RILEY AND JADE GARDNER FOR THE RIVERLAND NEWS Brittany Lakhani is crowned Miss Gainesville Teen during this years pageant.Special to the Riverland News See BEAUTY page 14 See PICKIN page 14


Walk for Life slated Oct. 15The 12th annual Walk For Life, sponsored by the Tri-County Pregnancy Center, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Events will be in Dunnellon at the TriCounty Pregnancy Life Center on Chestnut Street, Romeo Baptist Church, Williston and Bronson. Registration is at 8:30 and the walk will commence at 9. A free breakfast will be provided to all pre-registered walkers. For more information about the event or services provided by Tri-County Pregnancy Life Center, call 352-528-0200. Kiwanis Club Duck Race on Oct. 15The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will host its 20th annual Duck Race Saturday, Oct. 15, at Victorias on the Rainbow River. Tickets are available from Kiwanis members. For more information, call Dick Morton at 465-1000. Knights of Columbus to host dinner dance Knights of Columbus No. 8510 in Dunnellon will host its annual Oktoberfest Dinner Dance from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at U.S. 41 and State Road. Tickets are $15 per person at the door as well as per order for pickup by calling 352-489-6221 or by emailing terrybooth06@bellsouth.net. For group seatings, call for a reserved table. Tables are arranged to seat 10 people. Proceeds from the event go to local Catholic charities. Civic Association to host flea market The Lake Tropicana Civic Association will host a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22. Table rentals available for $5 for inside spot and $4 for an outside space. The Associations Clubhouse is at 3380 S.W. 181st Court. For more information, contact Linda at hall3118@bellsouth.net or call 465-5039. Young Eagles Rally slated for Oct. 29The EAA 812 Young Eagles Rally will be at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport at 15070 S.W. 111th St., Dunnellon, off of County Road 484. Any boy or girl, ages 8 to 17 with parental permission, that has not previously flown a Young Eagles flight is eligible to participate. Preregistration is not required. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with ground school to follow at 9:10, pilot briefing at 9:15 and flying to begin at 9:30. There is no charge for this event. For more information, contact Dick Dayton, EAA Chapter 812 coordinator, at 352-347-0273 or e-mail Patdayton9726@gmail.com. Woodturners to host show at state park Rainbow Springs State Park will host the Handson Woodturners from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30, in the Felburn Pavilion for their annual show and sale. Friends of Rainbow Springs (FORS) receives 20 percent of all sales. For more information about Rainbow Springs State Park visit www.floridastateparks.org/rainbowsprings or call 352-465-8555. Soffe family Haunted House scheduledThe Soffe family Haunted House for Kids will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at 18755 S.W. 60th St., Lake Tropicana, 1 mile north of State Road 40 off of U.S. 41. Admission is free. For more information or directions, call Viola Soffe at 445-0728 or visit Haunted House for Kids on Facebook.Steel Horse Stampede slated Nov. 5The eighth annual Steel Horse Stampede motorcycle ride through Marion County will be Nov. 5. The event serves as a fundraiser to benefit patient care at Hospice of Marion County Inc. Last year, 255 riders raised more than $16,700 at this event. Participants may pre-register by calling (352) 8545218 or register the day of the event at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center at 3231 S.W. 34th Ave in Ocala. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a start time of 10. The cost is a minimum donation of $20 for the first rider and $15 for a passenger. The donation includes a light breakfast and a barbeque lunch, plus door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and entertainment. Stampede participants will take a 55-mile ride through Marion County, escorted by Marion County Sheriffs Department. Along the way are scheduled stops at each of the four Hospice Houses. For more information about the ride, call (352) 854-5218. New Crime Stoppers discount cards availableThe new 2011-12 Crime Stoppers of Marion County Discount Card is available and free for the asking. The card, featuring the local Crime Stoppers tipsline phone number (368-STOP), offers yearlong discounts at a dozen Ocala businesses. Its available at Soapys Car Washes in Ocala and at State Road 200 and Southwest 93rd Court or call 8431499 or e-mail rhauck@embarqmail.com. Ballet scholarship to be offered to youthCopplia will be performed this winter at the Curtis Peterson Auditorium at Lecanto High School and will be sponsored by Victorias School of Dance in Dunnellon. The cast of 40 includes local adults and youth, but there is a need for someone to play the lead role Franz. Victorias School of Dance is seeking a young male at least 5-foot-10. He does not need any ballet training, but we are looking for a willingness to learn. Applicants will be interviewed and must call (352) 489-6756 before Aug. 31. Up to two people will be chosen and will have the option to receive a full annual scholarship to Victorias School of Dance. For more information, call Shalyn at 489-6756. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, September 29, 2011 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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Pennsylvania Avenue Dunnellon, FL 34432 Anytime before Noon on September 30. $ 2 5 $ 25 $25.00 GIFT CARD to 0 0 0 9 1 A S Attention Dunnellon Businesses Advertise Your Display Ad Here Call Skipper 489-2731 0009C46 32nd Annual Citrus SertomaOctober 7, 8 and 9NORTH OF THE CRYSTAL RIVER MALL Authentic German Food Live Music w/DeLeons 50/50 Prizes Sunday is CAR SHOW DAY energy for life Sponsored by FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 352-628-7519 With Justin Heet Band Peoples Choice Trophy contest Best Original, Best Customized, Best Car of Show Anyone can enter. 0 0 0 9 7 2 G Answers to puzzle on page 7 New threat means we must all be alert T he Florida Department of Agriculture and consumer services have released a warning regarding a new pest threat. A snail that can grow to huge sizes is currently invading Miami threatening to consume plants, plaster and house sidings covered in the paint they so enjoy. The paints contain calcium required by the snail in its diet. The Giant African Land snail, despite being slow moving, consumes at least 500 different varieties of plants, and causes structural damage to the plaster and stucco on the houses. The snail can also carry a parasitic nematode that can lead to meningitis in humans. If seen the department suggests that you do not touch with bare hands. The snail is originally from East Africa and can grow up to 8 inches in length and 4 inches in diameter. The shell is brown in color, and has whorls on the side similar to a childs drawing of a snail. I think it almost resembles the tigers eye stone. Once a popular pet in many countries, the snail can live up to 9 years laying 1,200 eggs per year. The snail is hermaphrodite, and has the ability to reproduce easily not requiring a mate. Travelers may have seen the snail in Hawaii, and parts of the Caribbean, but the snail is on the move. Although currently in Miami, we must all be vigilant to prevent further spread. If you know someone moving up to the area, suggest they check plants, garden tools and furniture as well as check childrens outdoor toys before relocating. The last outbreak in 1966 took almost 10 years to end. Understandably, it is illegal to own one of these snails in the United States. The release of such pets is beginning to cause a problem in Florida. If you wish to dispose of a pet such as this, or any other exotic pet, please ask for help, and do the right thing! If you spot one of these giant snails, call DACS at 888-397-1517. Tracy Jenner, the Riverland Gardener, can be reached at tjenner@aol.com. Riverland gardener Tracy Jenner Half time performance OMAR DESARDEN/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon High School band members Alex Brill on trumpet and Gabriel Long on trombone perform at half time of the Tigers varsity game against Gainesville Eastside. Community Events


Band, Final Note, FullDrive, Kathy Jo & The Bluzification Band, Latin World Jazz Band, Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues, Nathan Whitt Band, Opus Three, Rick Dahlinger Trio, Valerie Levy (singing with Opus Three), Worst Case Scenario and Zzroxxx. Were going to continue to space out the bands just like last year, Vaughn explained. Weve got a lot of different genres, from jazz to rock n roll. Weve been feverishly been working to secure sponsors and that can be noted in our increased sponsorship. We have an unmatched outpouring of support from the community. With the expansion of the Kids Zone and the addition of the Poker Crawl, the Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will host its annual Duck Race at Victorias Restaurant along the Rainbow River. Last year, organizers estimated more than 8,000 people attended the event and they are hopeful more turn out this year with the additional hours and other events. Were looking forward to seeing more people take advantage of the time, Vaughn said. Weve got some neat vendor booths coming; weve got some people actually coming to exhibit things. However, for those hoping to start the party early, Vaughn said alcohol sales wont kick off until 5 p.m. just like last years event. With the city waving its ordinance against open beverage laws for this event, those wishing to enjoy a few adult beverages must have a band identifying them as 21 or older and they must be drinking out of a 2011 Jazz Up Collector Cup, which will cost $1. Admission to the event itself, which runs along East and West Pennsylvania Avenue, is free. If youre drinking out of something other than that, youre likely going to get a ticket, Vaughn said, stressing the importance of following the guidelines set forth by city and chamber officials. In her second year as chairwoman of the event, Vaughn said planning and securing items necessary was much easier because the committee knew what was needed to make it run smoother. Planning it this year has been fun, she said. Everybody is having a lot of fun and has been really helpful. Overall, planning went a lot easier. We knew what to do from last year; what we needed to do. Basically were pretty much trying to duplicate it from last year with the exception of the Poker Crawl and the expanded Kids Zone. Dunnellon Fire Rescue, which traditionally hosts a haunted house during Jazz Up, will not have the event this year. For more information about Jazz Up Dunnellon, call the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce at 352-489-2320. werent provided during Mondays Council meeting, as Algiere noted she met with each council member individually to discuss the reallocations of salaries. Resident Mary Ann Hilton, who was not present for the public comment session, brought up the point at the end of the meeting. Mayor Fred Ward said they had already been discussed the reallocation of funds. Its clear as mud to us now, he quipped. I wish you would make that clear to me, Hilton responded. The Council approved a millage rate of 7.1408 mills, allowing city officials to collect the same amount they did a year ago. With the 2012 Fiscal Year budget OKd, the city will established its budget at $3,886,115 million, 25 percent less than a year ago because of falling revenues from gas and sales tax and less shared revenue from the state. That figure includes funds from the Taxing Increment Financing District, also known as the Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The Council also approved the budgets for the following areas: Approved the CRA or TIFD budget of $628,757, with more than $400,000 to be transferred from reserves. Approved the water budget of $752,593. Approved the sewer budget of $2,030,870. Approved the communications budget of $2,749,218. While the budget calls for an overall reduction in salaries in the general budget, city employees wont see a reduction in their paychecks because the reallocations will be picked up by water and sewer enterprise funds as well as the CRA. The Water Enterprise fund will see a 26.5 percent increase ($47,043) in salaries paid out in the next fiscal year while the Sewer Enterprise fund will pay an extra 18.3 percent ($43,882) in salaries. But its the CRA that will make up the largest reallocation in salaries for city employees. Officials are proposing a 167.7 percent increase ($62,176) in funds from the special taxing district that includes East Pennsylvania Avenue and the Historic District in salaries. Overall, the proposed budget for the CRA is proposed to increase 118.4 percent ($340,930). City officials plan to use more than $400,000 out of CRA reserves to cover the costs of the proposed increases. Part of the costs associated for the increase calls for fire hydrants, a share of the cost to pay for the Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan as well as $75,000 in sidewalk improvements. Officials budgeted $100,000 for bathroom facilities at Blue Run Park of Dunnellon; however, because the county is in charge of the project to improve the park, city officials plan to verify whether the county is on the hook financially for that improvement or whether its the citys responsibility. No indication was given when the budget was approved as to which municipality was on the hook for the improvements at the park. The general fund budget calls for cuts across the board in every department, where some cuts were because of major purchases last year arent included in this years budget. For example, last year the fire department purchased several new sets of bunker gear and new air packs, but because officials are not buying the quantity it did last year, the fire budget calls for a decrease of 19.4 percent or $102,124. In the 2011 Fiscal Year budget, officials planned for nearly $800,000 in net revenue from fines collected through the redlight cameras. However, because of a noticeable decrease in violations, the budget is planning on a net revenue of $400,000 from the devices. The 2012 Fiscal Year Budget goes into effect Saturday, Oct. 1. Riverland News, Thursday, September 29, 2011 3 0009D23 ACCEPTING MEDICAID $89 SPECIAL DENTAL EXAMINATION (D0150) DIGITAL XRAYS (D0274) PROFESSIONAL CLEANING (D1110) EXTRACTIONS Dental Examinations Digital X-Rays Professional Cleaning NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! 00095KC 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. 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JAZZ UP continued from page 1 SO YOU KNOWSubmit community annoucements, photos, engagement, wedding and anniversary news to editor@riverlandnews.com. COMMUNITY EVENTS Annie Johnson in need of volunteersThe Annie Johnson Thrift Store is in need of volunteers Monday through Saturday. For more information, call Candy Craig at 465-7957. United Way needs volunteers for workshopsUnited Way of Marion County is looking with volunteers who are interested in being facilitators for personal budgeting workshops. Training will be provided to all individuals along with instructors manual and materials. Facilitators will present to businesses and organizations who are interested in hosting classes for their employees or clients or members at their facility. For more information, contact Chris Cotter at 732-9696, ext. 209, or email ccotter@uwmc.org. State park in need of volunteersRainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a high-paced volunteer position that will assist Visitors and the Park. If you think you would like to start training to become a Volunteer Toll Booth Attendant, or other various positions, contact Nicky Aiken at Nicky.Aiken@dep.state.fl. us or call 465-8539. This job requires volunteers to work on a schedule that can be flexible, take toll collections, run a register, assist with phone calls and reservations, listen and respond to radio communications, answer basic Visitor questions, and have a positive attitude. Toll Booth Attendant Volunteers are asked to volunteer a minimum of four hours and must be in uniform. The Toll Booth is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily. The Concession Stand at Rainbow Springs State Park, run by the Friends of Rainbow Springs and volunteers, is in need of volunteers, especially on weekends. The hours of operation are currently from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested Volunteers would receive training and work twoor fourhour shifts. Volunteers will need to fill out a Volunteer Applications. If interested contact Joe at 522-0396 and make sure to leave your name and number. Lisa Algiere met with council membrs individually.


River views Fall traditionsToday marks the first day of autumn. As the weather cools this time of year, warm thoughts com to mind. Many of my fondest family memories center on the traditions of the fall especially time spent around the campfire. A recent advertisement for family camping equipment noted that campsites were the original social-networking site. I couldnt agree more. Whether youre interested in making some great family memories, longing for a trip to get the kids all back together or simply looking to take a break from your busy lives, Floridas state parks offer the perfect setting for your autumn endeavors. Regardless of your interests if youre fond of fall, youll love Florida State Parks. Among Floridas 160 state parks, more than 3,200 family campsites, 230 tent campsites, 60 youth campsites, 67 group camp areas and 95 equestrian camp sites await. Many state parks with family campgrounds often host evening campfire programs. If you join one of these, you might learn about the history of the park or hear a tall tale of a character that once inhabited the surrounding land. Florida Park Service rangers are a wealth of information, and the campfire circle is a great place to catch them at their best. Sitting together watching the flame of the campfire dance in the moonlight is a special experience that brings people closer together. Not only does it provide a comfortable atmosphere for recounting fond memories and a fun place to create new ones, it also provides a space to plan the following day in the park. Camping, hiking, paddling, bike riding, museum hopping, Christmas shopping weve got it all. As the director of the Florida Park Service, Im honored to remind all of Floridas citizens and visitors of the jewel in your own backyard. I encourage you to spend time around a campfire this autumn and get back in touch with each other and Florida State Parks.Donald V. Forgione, Director Florida Parks ServiceThanks to American Legion for its 9/11 ceremonyI would like to thank John Taylor and other members of the American Legion Post 58 for putting on a fine tribute the evening of Sept. 10 to our police, firefighters and military for their heroic efforts in dealing with the horrific event of Sept. 11, 2001. All of the presenters and speakers were informative and evoked heartfelt emotion from the dozens of public attendees. I especially appreciated Stu Weisbaums description of his experience and anguish as he helped to deal with the aftermath of the catastrophe at Ground Zero. We should never forget this horrible event and we should always keep in mind the sacrifices of those who were victimized that day.Bu rt E no D u nnellon Students, staff making difference in Dunnellon Where am I? T hey say whoever they are that you cant go home again. I find this to be especially true when they take a bulldozer to your house and put up a McMansion. That is what they did to my little cottage on the beach. Recently, they did the same thing to my brothers old house next door to where mine sat. Mercy, mercy me little ole Pine Creek aint what it used to be! All the original families that had lived there for generations have been pushed out by the extremely wealthy. My one brother who still remains on the beach in a very modest two-bedroom home pays more than $20,000 a year in property taxes! That is insane. An influx of New York doctors, lawyers and Wall Streeters turned a vibrant neighborhood into a street of multi-million dollar summer homes that are rarely occupied. Where is the middle class supposed to go? Now I know how the original crackers must have felt. I was quite sad when I heard they knocked down my brothers home. It was over 100 years old with gingerbread siding and a basement. That is a rarity on the beach. Its history is what kept the house standing. Over the decades, four generations of my family resided in that home. Hearing the news made me homesick. What could I go back to visit? There is nothing left. I doubt I would recognize the place. It has been 11 years since I moved and it looks drastically different. While I was driving the other day and wallowing in the sadness of it all, Dunnellon came to my rescue. I realized I could go back to my hometown right here in Dunnellon. I may no longer be able to take in the smell of the salt water of Long Island Sound, but I could feel the same frustration of sitting in traffic up North. Yes, Dunnellons increase in traffic made me feel like I was back in Connecticut! For a brief moment, I had to wonder where I was when I found myself cursing at someone who cut me off on U.S. 41. My brain froze. I thought I must be in Fairfield, Conn. It didnt look like Fairfield. There werent any upscale boutiques or ritzy stores on the main drag. I had to ask myself Where am I? It dawned on me that I had been cursing at drivers for over a month. The white knuckle syndrome was rearing its ugly head. Gripping the steering wheel and playing bumper cars was a way of life up North. Why was I feeling those symptoms here in the South? Those damn Northerners must be invading again! What is it about U.S. 41 that makes people pull out in front of you when you are less than a quarter mile away from their car? I travel it on a daily basis and every day some knucklehead pulls out in front of me doing 35 in a 60 mph zone. It starts by the dump. It is located in a 60 mph zone. This needs to be fixed. The sign for lessening your speed to 55 is past the dump and closer to the BP station. It should be before the dump. No one knows how to use the merge lane; theres no stopping in a merge lane they call it merge for a reason. It gets worse the further South you go. It is a guarantee that somebody is going to cut you off at Rainbow Lakes 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. 4 Riverland News, Thursday, September 29, 2011 RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VIEW LETTERS TIME TO SMILE THE OTHER GUY T o say that my wife is on Cloud 9 would be an understatement right now. Her prayers have been answered. Its a girl. Its a girl. Its a girl. There goes the bank account and perhaps my sanity or what little I have left. Oh, I think I spotted some gray hair. Its time for a trip to purchase some Just for Men hair coloring. While Im at it I believe I am going to purchase an elephant gun, no, make that a howitzer. OK, maybe thats a bit extreme. On the flip side, I am unsure if I can purchase one at the nearest Army surplus store. Perhaps that recent experience at the shooting range was an omen; a sign from God that I needed to learn a few things about how to properly put a few rounds of hot lead through potential suitors. Now its time for a few extra lessons. I hope my friends in blue wont mind helping. Im open to suggestions for the right firearm to do plenty of damage when the boys start calling the house or knocking at the front door. That does it. Im putting a lock on her door and cancelling phone service. We can live without it for the next 30 years. She can start dating when I retire or when I die, whichever comes first. They say real men wear pink. I must not be a real man because theres no way Im toting a pink diaper bag around. A man has got to know his limitations. Its a girl. Its a girl. Its a girl. I can do the sounds of monster trucks and a variety of jungle wildlife; Im good with a few bumps, bruises, scrapes and, perhaps, a few broken bones. Tea parties? Barbie Dolls? Magic Bake ovens? OK, so maybe the latter isnt so bad. But tea parties, dolls and dress up? Only if she has Kung Fu grip and an awesome laser gun that evokes plenty of destruction. An old high school friend chimed in: Make sure your wife documents the time when you play dress up, let her paint your nails or fix your hair. I dont think so. Ribbons, bows and long hair? Frilly dresses. Shoes, shoes and more shoes. Were going to need a second mortgage. I think I see more gray hair coming in. Forget the hair color; I need a license to kill and an alibi. Maybe its a good thing shes years away from dating. I have time to earn that license and come up with an alibi. Little pink doll houses for you and me O ftentimes, we see the glitzy headlines. Students charged in bomb plot. Teacher accused of fondling student. Teacher admits to having sex with students. It seems to dominate the news at the higher levels; but what constantly is overlooked in todays education system is the students who thrive and the teachers and staff backing those efforts. We can complain about budget cuts; reduced staffing; longer hours; and little pay. But those who truly became educators for the right reasons, to become a beacon of light in a students eyes, know the real reason they are in it for the long haul. We could rattle off a list of educators right here in our area who are making a difference today for the generation of tomorrow; of course, there are some whove been in education long enough, they made their impact in todays generation and are working on second and third generations of future leaders. Thats whats great about education in a small town, because as the old saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. This village we call Dunnellon is doing a pretty darn good job. We should applaud that. Lets take a look at recent headlines dominating our town: Caitlyn copes, about 14-year-old Caitlyn Dunning, who suffers from ulcerative colitis, who could have hid in the shadows for years to come, keeping her aliment a secret. Instead, she has decided to bring the fight to the forefront. We hope you read this story a few weeks back and if you didnt, youre missing out on a truly inspirational young woman. Most recently, we shared with our readers about the fortunes of Taylor Futch and Shelby Webb, two Dunnellon Middle School eighthgraders, for securing an interview with former Justice Sandra Day OConnor. Seriously, thats just mind blowing. Considering the accomplishments of Beth Woods students in her Video Production Class, we wouldnt be surprised if her students one day land an interview with the president of the United States. Wed be remiss if we didnt mention Bob Ayton, a science teacher at Dunnellon High School, whos been nominated for the Presidential Award for Excellence. If he wins, he gets to fly to Washington, D.C., and shake hands with the president. Perhaps, we can suggest he take along a few students from Dunnellon Middle School to document the moment. And how about the students and staff at Dunnellon Christian Academy, paying tribute to Our Local Heroes recently in honor of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Children, who werent even alive at the time, singing songs, saluting the American flag and creating homemade cards for our local heroes was a fitting moment. So we challenge those in our community who havent made the time to visit our local schools by checking out the education endeavors of our future, step forward, volunteer where needed. They still need us to help guide them toward a prosperous future. Kathleen Wallace See SMILE page 5 See OTHER GUY page 5 Jeff Bryan


Thanks for Honoring Our Local HeroesThe Dunnellon Police Department would like to express our appreciation to First Baptist Church of Dunnellon and Dunnellon Christian Academy for hosting the Honoring our Local Heroes event Sept. 14. All police, fire, EMS and state employees were treated to a dinner and a presentation by the DCA students. The entire event was heartfelt and we were honored to attend. The students presented all the local heroes with handmade cards expressing their appreciation for all that we do. The creativity of the cards showed just how much of an impact we have on the children, which is very special to us. We would like to thank everyone who made this event so special. Chief Joanne M. Black Officers and Staff Dunnellon Police Department What happened for proposed River Walk?Re: Economic stability ideas When I moved from Ocala to Dunnellon and built a home, it was because I saw a mock up of a plan to build a River Walk. I thought this was a wonderful idea that would bring a tremendous flow of people to visit Dunnellon and support the businesses. Also, I saw planned development to increase the tax base. I realized increasing the tax base would benefit me, by not having my taxes increase too much. A River Walk would bring tourists who do not need the services of the city. They come and spend their money and leave. I know what happened to the development and what it has cost the taxpayers, but what happened to the River Walk? It would not hurt business to spruce up the buildings closed along U.S. 41. When this happened in downtown Ocala, they had students paint murals on them to visually please the eye as you drove past. This cost nothing. As of now, the Historic District is the only draw for people to visit. I do hope you will revisit the River Walk. Look what it did for a blighted area in San Antonio, Texas.Ernette Haring Dunnellon Editors Note: The Riverland News is seeking input from residents and business owners in regard to what Dunnellon needs to do to entice business in the city limits. To submit ideas, e-mail editor@riverlandnews.com. Is God going to destroy America?In the past few years, the destruction of our nation is the worst I have seen in my 86 years. I believe this is a punishment from God. We have forgotten God. We have terrible sins. God has destroyed many places that have forgotten him and transgressed his laws. The book of Ezekiel gives us an example of his destruction. Other books also tell us about His destruction. Some places were allowed to be rebuilt, but the city of Tyre was one that was never to be rebuilt, but would only be a place for fishermen to dry their nets. It is like that today. How could anyone not believe scripture, if they read about Tyre? This is Gods word. It was so much like our nation today. They had been blessed with everything as we have been blessed. Our nation is as sinful as Tyre was. This makes me wonder if God is going to destroy us. God created heaven and earth and he can wipe it out. He is still in control. I hear that more than 80 percent of our nation believes in God, but is He in their every day thoughts. Are they obedient and serve only him? Do they thank Him for our blessings? We need to change things we need to start with our nations government. We will never have a nation that is approved by our God with the wrong people making decisions. I am for cleaning up Washington. Both parties need to get the heave ho. We need to start with newly elected officials. Washington politicians seem to be good at disagreement, and a good fight between the parties. I pray that many Christians, young and old, will agree with me because it will take a group to accomplish the task of changing things. We hear things are changing, but some of the change have gone too far. Please pray for the healing of our nation with a deep heart felt feeling. God can heal our nation, there is still time. In Second Chronicles 7:14, God said, if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land. God, bless America with your healing power.Norma Lyons Dunnellon Riverland News, Thursday, September 29, 2011 5 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 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 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 0008VO3 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 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 00092PV Who Will Be Dunnellons Next Pet Idol? 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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 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 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 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 Boulevard. The Rainbow Springs area is a nightmare. Dare I say it? Do we need more traffic lights? Bite my tongue! Gosh, if people start acting rude and nasty I am going to have to get out my map. I swear I moved to the quiet little town of Dunnellon. What was that noise? Is that a bulldozer? Run! SMILE continued from page 4 Another former classmate chimed in with perhaps the best advice. Congrats Dad! You planned that well ... given that she has two older brothers, she really doesnt have any hope of dating anyway. Ever! Maybe shell just look up to her older brothers and play the role of Tomboy for several years; I figure if she beats the snot out of a few boys early enough, theyll stay away from her. One can only hope, right? Perhaps, I should forget all of the above plans; just pass me the bottle of Tums. OTHER GUY continued from page 4 LETTERS


6 Riverland News, Thursday, September 29, 2011 DES celebrates literacy with special events Recently, one of the Dunnellon Elementary School fifth-grade students, Jillian Capps, competed in the Ocalas Got Talent contest at the Paddock Park Mall. She was in the 9to 12-year old category and sang Tonight from The West Side Story. Caps placed second in her division. Capps has a lovely voice and sings at our holiday concerts and yearly talent show at DES. About the contest, she said: I had fun. I saw my friends. And I had a great time. Congratulations to you. We are proud of you representing DES with your outstanding talent! Ms. Michele Rush stated that at the last PTO meeting they were asking for donations from local businesses of candy or money for our fall festival. This is a huge event for the kids and their families. We appreciate all you can do to support it. If you have any donations, contact Ms. Rush at shellcry.rush@ yahoo.com. On our half day last week, we had some special events planned. Ms. Regina Dickey, our assistant principal, stated: Im excited! Dunnellon Elementary is celebrating literacy. Each month, we will have a different literacy focus intended to get students excited about reading! Because we adopted a new Science series, we launched the year with the September theme Scientist and Inventors. Our classrooms were transformed into laboratories where students became scientists and inventors. After studying about the Wright Brothers, our kindergarten students became inventors and created and tested their own paper airplanes. Each early-release day this year will have a specific literacy focus. We are looking forward to Novembers theme of America History, Dickey stated. Ms. Harriet Bostick, fifth-grade teacher reports what her class did. The students were put in groups to research the following scientists/inventors: Alexander G. Bell, Melitta Bentz, Levi Strauss, Laszlo J. Biro, Garrett Morgan, Samuel F.B. Morse and Sarah Boone. Each group was given questions about each person to answer. I brought in a rotary phone, jeans, coffee filters, ironing board and ball point pens, Bostick said. After researching each individual, the students matched the scientist/inventor with the correct invention and each group had to present an oral presentation on the scientist/inventor of their choice. At the end, the students were shown a copy of the Morse alphabet and they wrote a message to a classmate using the Morse code. From fourth grade, Ms. Terry Weber reports: Each student researched a scientist of their choice and some dressed up. They gave approximately a 1-minute speech about their person. Michael Livingston, Logan White, Matty OHara, Pablo Fernandez and Alliyah Easley dressed up. Also, fourth-grade teacher, Ms. Sarah Linn, said: We had class presentations on scientists and we made Ocean JellO (blue Jell-O with Swedish fish) and dirt cake. Also, many of my students dressed up like the inventor/scientist that they presented. Ms. Lisa Bubba, firstgrade teacher, reported: First-grade students had a great time interacting with new teachers as they rotated from one first-grade class to another, learning about inventors. The children saw a video, played the Science Quiz Inventions Game Show, read books Library system accepting entries for CREATE teen event Teen talent will descend again upon Marion County libraries this November, and the Marion County Public Library System wants to dare you to CREATE. The Public Library System is inviting local youth ages 13 to 18 to participate in its annual teen talent showcase. CREATE, which stands for Colossal, Reading, Entertaining, Artsy Teen Event, will display the accomplishments of Marion County teens in music, art, filmmaking and other creative forms for the third consecutive year Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Marion County Public Library System Headquarters, Ocala branch, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Teens will have an opportunity to showcase their skills in the categories of fine arts, writing, filmmaking, performing arts and edible book. Event organizers will award cash prizes to winning selections in each category as follows: $200 (first place), $150 (second place) and $100 (third place). Entry forms and guidelines are available at all Public Library System branches and online at library.marioncountyfl.org. Entries are due Sunday, Oct. 23, and may be dropped off at any library branch. CREATE, the Public Library Systems signature annual event for teens, is hosted in partnership with The Friends of the Ocala Public Library, City of Ocala and Appleton Museum. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, call the Marion County Public Library System at 352-671-8551. Special to the Riverland News ABOVE: Participants in the eighth annual Swing for a Cure Golf Tournament go through the registration process while purchasing tickets for chance drawings and other assorted items Thursday at Rainbow Springs Golf and Country Club. This years tournament was the first time men were allowed to participate, raising the field from 52 golfers a year ago to 92 golfers this year. RIGHT: Don Herbert gets in a bit of practice with his driver on the range prior to the start of the scramble tournament. BELOW: Glenn McCoy, left, Jane McCoy, Susan Murray and Bill Murray won the tournament, topping the 23-team field Photos by Jeff Bryan/Riverland News Teeing off against cancer Busy month ahead for DMS students T he month of October will be a very busy one for Dunnellon Middle School. The Coupons for Education campaign is under way and will be available for purchase through Friday, Oct. 28. The new Coupons peel and save card is being sold for $15 with the estimated savings of $700 in money-saving offers on everything from dining and entertainment to shopping. The card pays for itself and helps the Dunnellon Middle School and Dunnellon community at the same time. We hope you will take advantage of the exceptional values and purchase your Coupons for Education Card from Dunnellon Middle School. Please stop at Building No. 1 to sign-in to be on campus. On Monday, Oct. 3, the Take Stock in Children Scholarship application will be available at our DMS Guidance Office. Your eighth-grader may be eligible for a wonderful opportunity a chance to go to college on a Take Stock in Children Scholarship. Take Stock in Children is a program that helps low-income families achieve academic and personal success by providing them with mentors and college scholarships. If you are interested, please have your eighthgrade student stop by the Guidance Office to pickup the eligibility requirements and an application for the scholarship. Completed forms need to be returned to our guidance office by Wednesday, Nov. 16. There is a Parent/Guardian informational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Thelma Parker Center, Ocala. The Dunnellon Middle School Band practices are scheduled and Mr. Noell will be keeping our young musicians very busy. Band practices are as follows: Monday, Oct. 3 Percussion Band practice from 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the band room. The Percussion band will meet Mondays at this time. Notice of any cancellations will be given in advance. Wednesday, Oct. 5 Jazz Band practice from 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the band room. The Jazz Band will meet Wednesdays at this time except on early release days. Also, notice of any cancellations will be given in advance. The DMS FFA under the guidance of Mrs. Amanda Hayward will enjoy a full schedule next week. The FFA has the following meetings scheduled: Tuesday, Oct. 4 FFA Meeting from 3:40 to 4:30 p.m. in the Ag Room. Wednesday, Oct. 5 FFA Colt Conference in Haines City. On Oct. 5, Dunnellon Middle School will be well represented at the FAME (Florida Association for Media in Education) with four videos EDUCATION BRIEFS Dunnellon High to host Yearbook yard saleThe Dunnellon High School yearbook staff will empty its closet by selling leftover yearbooks at both of the varsity home football games in October, the Homecoming game Oct. 7 and the community game Oct. 21. The books, from the 1990s and early 2000s, will be sold for $10 each. All proceeds will benefit the yearbook program. If you havent purchased a 2012 yearbook yet, those may also be purchased for $60. For more information, e-mail Julie Mancini at julie.mancini @marion.k12.fl.us. DHS Marching Band plans fundraisersThe Dunnellon High School Marching Band will host a carwash Oct. 1 at Sonic to raise money for transportation and other expenses. Also, on Oct. 7, at the Homecoming game, the band has invited Roadside Barbeque and Catering to serve pulled pork sandwiches or chicken and rib plate dinners, to raise money for transportation and other expenses that are no longer being provided in the school budget. The barbeque will be ready as early as 3 p.m. for those who do not plan to stay for the game but would still like to support the band. For more information, call 4656745. 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 489-9552. Princiapls office Jane Ashman DMS Principal FFA leaders attend conference Special to the Riverland NewsSierra Helton, left, and Sara Janosik of the Dunnellon Middle School FFA Chapter were among more than 300 middle and high school FFA members who attended the annual Florida FFA Chapter Presidents Conference (CPC) Sept. 17 and 18 in Daytona Beach. The group attended the conference to prepare for their responsibilities as officers of their local chapters. The CPC was planned and conducted by the eight state FFA officers who chose this years theme, Survivor: Outlead, Outreach, Outserve. Chapter officers were engaged in activities and workshops focused on communication, teamwork, planning and influence. RITA HUTTON For the Riverland News See LITERACY page 7 See PRINCIPAL S page 7 Jillian Capps


about Thomas Edison, Ben Franklin and the Wright Brothers. Making their own paper airplanes was a cool exercise in engaging with the inventive spirit! Ms. Kendrin Athaide reported about the kindergartners adventures: In my class and Mrs. Stuarts class, we learned about the Wright brothers and Alexander Graham Bell. We read books about them, watched a video about flight, discussed inventors and how kids could be inventors, and made a foldable that we glued into our science journals. The foldable had pictures of the inventors and inside the kids wrote the names of the inventions and drew pictures of the inventions. We had fun. The DES Book Fair was a huge success! Ms. Amy Roland, media specialist, said that we surpassed our goal by 5 percent from last years fair. We received $300 in free books from scholastic. We want to thank our students and parents for supporting the fair. And a special thanks to Ms. Roland for doing such a good job of putting it all together! Dont forget our Coupons for Education drive. There is a contest going on with prizes for the top sellers and a class prize. Booklets are on sale through Friday, Oct. 14. Take a look and see if there is something you can use! You will win and so will our students and school! Riverland News, Thursday, September 29, 2011 7 00092TX 0 0 0 9 D V B PRESENTS MOVIE IN THE PARK Featured Movie Despicable Me October 8, 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 6 T C Enjoy the fun, food and entertainment at AN OLD FASHIONED COUNTRY FAiR Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 Hours; Fri 3pm-9pm Sat 10am-9pm FRI 4-7 PM Fish Fry SAT 4-7 PM Chicken BBQ SCHEDULED EVENTS: Live Music Horse Drawn Carriage Ride Car Show Craft Show Food Drinks Desserts Climbing Wall Fun Games Bounce House Dunking Booth FREE PARKING FREE ADMISSION 489-3166 or 465-4477 St. Johns Catholic Church Fairgrounds US Hwy. 41 at SR 40 Junction Dunnellon Answers to puzzle on page 2 placing in the top three categories in the state completion. These videos were produced by DMS students during the 2010-11 school year. The videos in the state competition are: When Im Gone, Our Day on Drama, Wild Campus and Believe. We wish our students the best of luck and a huge thank you to Miss Wood for her award-winning classes. DMS sports: Our cross country team is continuing their practice sessions from 3:40 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with Coach Turner as she continues to build students endurance and strength in preparation of the county meet that will occur at the end of October. Coach Burton is heading up the DMS Volleyball team this year and meets with interested students from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Gym. Student are learning volleyball stance, shuffle, passing, defensive skills along with learning to play within a team and sportsmanship. Dunnellon Middle School is proud to re-introduce the SAVE Club tour campus. SAVE stands for Students Against Violence Everywhere. SAVE promotes safety and nonviolence for our school and community. Overall, the three elements we focus on is crime prevention, conflict management and service projects. Our SAVE club started at DMS last year, but SAVE has been in existence as a national organization since 1989. We had our first club day meeting Wednesday, Sept. 21, to welcome back old members and inform new perspective members about our club. We are truly excited about this year and we are off and running. We have many events coming up in October, such as Safe Schools Week & Red Ribbon Week, where we are responsible for setting-up and making arrangements for successful activities. We are also working on our Costume Dance with proceeds from the dance going to the United Way. The DMS SAVE Club always sponsors one or two children from our Angel Tree at Christmas time and we anticipate participating in the Dunnellon Christmas parade. The DMS SAVE Club will accept applications for new members through Friday, Sept. 30. Applications must be complete with parent permission slip signed by parents and the $5 annual dues paid. We will be having afterschool meetings and will alert parents and students of the dates once they are established. Transportation must be arranged prior to staying for any after school meetings. Parents, if you would like to know more about the National Organization of SAVE, please visit www.nationalsave.org or feel free to contact any of our club advisors here at the school. The advisors this year are Ms. Cynthia Wise, Mrs. Jamie Boutwell and Mr. Nicholas Johnson. Thank you and we look forward to a great year. CALENDAR OF EVENTSOctober Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Fire Prevention Month. Oct. 3 Fire Truck Visit. Oct. 7 DHS Homecoming. Oct. 27 5 to 7:30 p.m., Fall Festival. Oct. 28 No school, teacher in-service workday. PRINCIPAL S continued from page 6 LITERACY continued from page 1


Special to the Riverland News St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will hosts the second annual Old-Fashioned Country Fair with Crafters Pavilion on Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, at its church at 7525 S. U.S. 41 in Dunnellon. The hours will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Admission and parking will be free. On Saturday, a car show will be featured in conjunction with the fair. Participants can check in between 8 and 10 a.m. Trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.stjohncc.com. The Country Fair will feature a variety of live entertainment including Captain Jon, the Singing Riverboat Captain; the Summer Springs Sweet Adeline Chorus, Father Eric & the True Blues Band; The Spirit of Ocala Irish Dancers, Holiday Travel Resort Line Dancers, the Ocala Highland Games Demonstration and others. Fairgoers also will find a variety of games, and activities such as a Cake Walk, a Dunk Tank, Climbing Wall, 17-foot slide and a Bounce House. On Saturday, they can take a ride through the enchanted forest in a carriage pulled by the horses that appeared Pirates of the Caribbean. An important part of every fair is the food and St. Johns has that well covered. Three will be a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and a chicken barbeque from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Donations for either meal will be $ 7 per adult and $3.50 per child. An Ala Carte menu of hamburgers, hot dogs, peppers & homemade sausage, desserts, and drinks will be available at anytime on both days. Fairgoers also can snack on funnel cakes and snow cones and relive old memories as they visit the Old-Fashioned Soda Shop. For those who enjoy games of chance, the fair offers a raffle. Among the many prizes that can be won will be a $500 cash prize, a Wild Hawg Hunt for three and a Night at the Ocala Symphony with accompanying dinner for two at Mesa de Notte Italian Restaurant in Ocala. For more information, call the church office at 489-3166) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or call Claire Hamilton, event chairwoman, at 465-4477. Get Trimmed Up At the Fair Hairstylist Jenifer Boscarino will give haircuts at the Old-Fashioned Country Fair from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. A donation of $10 per hair cut is suggested and all proceeds will go to Helping Hands Food Pantry that distributes food to those in need. Jenifer is the owner of Jenifers Hair Studio. Maureen E. Girimonti, 69Maureen E. Girimonti, 69 of Dunnellon, pre-arrangement counselor with Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. Survivors include her husband, Benjamin; daughter, Theresa Marie Mitrani. Visitation hours were Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon where funeral services followed at 4 p.m. Condolences may sent to robertsofdunnellon.com. Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon, provided information. Barry S. Turner, 54Barry S. Turner, 54, originally from Kentucky, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at his home in Dunnellon. He is survived by his wife, Victoria and his son, Chad Turner. 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DONT BET THE FARM ON ITRiverland News, Thursday, September 29, 2011 9 Photos by Jeff Bryan/Riverland NewsMembers of the 2 Hot 2 Trot Drill Team let their horses get a bit of exercise Saturday during the Farm Swap Meet. The team was selling concessions to raise money for their program. Emma Walton, left, assists her 7-year-old daughter, Zela Jett, with homework during the Farm Swap Meet. Three-year-old Charity Derosa of Crystal River rubs a baby chick against her chin during the Farm Swap Meet. Tom Lawrence keeps an eye on his 1924 1 1/2-horsepower John Deere Tractor as he puts more fuel in it during the Farm Swap Meet. Logan White, 7, looks over a Silkies Bantam Chicken during the Farm Swap Meet. Logan, a member of the Dunnellon Elementary School 4-H Club, purchased a pair of the chickens for the purpose of showing them this year at the Fair for his 4-H project. Theyre smaller, mostly for pleasure, said Jackie Diamond, who sold the fowl. They dont have the normal feathers a regular chicken does.


0009DU0 ( 352 ) 465-6505 19140 E. Pennsylvania Avenue (AKA Hwy. 484) Dunnellon For appointment call HAIR NAILS SPRAY TANS E l e c t r i c B e a c h S a l o n Electric Beach Salon Home Coming Special Up Dos & Full Set $50.00 Book appt. in Sept. and receive $5.00 OFF Riverland sports 10 Riverland News, Thursday, September 29, 2011 Wesley Beasley, Football The senior running back accounted for three of the Tigers four touchdowns in their 28-16 victory over Gainesville Eastside in Dunnellons season-opening district contest. Beasley scored on runs of 8 and 18 yards in the third quarter and hauled in a 6-yard touchdown pass. He finished with 25 yards rushing on five carries. Abby Hatfield, Volleyball Hatfield was truly the rock on the Dunnellon High School volleyball team this past week, coach Karen Noffsinger said. We can always count on her to make key plays, Noffsinger said. To top it off, she has also proven to be a great team leader, showing poise at critical times in our matches. Abby Hatfield Wesley Beasley DUNNELLON HIGH ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY ELECTRIC BEACH SALON Keeping it moving It never seems to be easy for the Dunnellon High School football team. Thats especially true for this week when the Tigers line up against perennial state power South Sumter. And though the Raiders have been down the past few seasons, theyre certainly making their traditional mark in the central Florida prep circles. South Sumter (3-1) is fresh off a 46-0 pasting of Interlachen High School, its second shutout of the season. The Raiders lone loss was to Class 7A powerhouse East Ridge, 20-12. South Sumter has allowed a total of 36 points this season. Theyre athletic, really good on defense, said Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley, whose offense is averaging 15.5 points per contest. There as good as will see; theyre big and athletic. They cause you some problems, they blitz a lot. Well certainly have to do a good job of picking that up. Thats saying a lot, especially considering the Tigers have yet to play longtime rival North Marion and have already faced off against the likes of Nature Coast and Forest. Thats how good they are, Beasley said. That means controlling the clock, sustaining long drives and not turning the ball over. So far this season, the Tigers (3-1) have committed 12 turnovers, four more than all of last season. I do talk about that a lot, dont I? Beasley remarked. Were starting to find ourselves on offense. Jvonn ran the ball really well; we just cant turn the ball over. Jordon (Boley) is managing our offense lot better and weve faced some pretty good defenses; its been good for his learning curve. We know what we do well and how were going to get it done. Were going to have to have sustaining drives; youre not going to be seeing many big plays from us, because theyre so athletic and because of their gang tackling. Weve got to be able to grind out some first downs. Similar to Dunnellons three drives of eight or more plays against the Rams last Friday, though one drive was bolstered by quarterback Jordon Boleys 66-yard run on a busted punt attempt. Similar, Beasley said of the long drives. We have had a few, but we kind of stall out after one big one. We just have to do that throughout the game; maybe keep the game close like we always try to do. We dont have a lot of home run hitters like we have in the past. Its really the way weve been built the past two years and thats OK. Its how we need to use those kids.: Offensively, South Sumter will certainly provide a tough challenge. The Raiders are averaging a whooping 37 points per game, likely to provide the Tigers defense with a stiff challenge. They run multiple sets, they run the spread, they run double tights with three backs where theyll just try and run it right at you, Beasley, whose defense is allowing less than 13 points per game, said. Thats difficult for high school kids and us as coaches to prepare for. Theyve got good athletes; it comes down to making sure you line up correctly. Make sure we can get off the block and tackle. I think lining up, making sure you dont get out of shape, making sure we line up well in all of the different formations they will show. Our kids will compete; were going to run around, weve just got to stay in our assignments. We played some physical teams the first five games; this one wont be any different. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon running back Wesley Beasley stretches across the goal line for his second touchdown of the game during third-quarter action. Beasley scored three times in the Tigers 28-16 victory against Gainesville Eastside. Tigers preparing for another tough foe as South Sumter heads to town DUNNELLON VS. SOUTH SUMTER WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Ned Love Field, Dunnellon High School. RECORDS: Dunnellon 3-1 overall; South Sumter, 3-1. LAST WEEK: The Tigers knocked off Gainesville Eastside, 28-16, while the Raiders WHO TO WATCH: Dunnellon RB Wesley Beasley accounted for three touchdowns in the Tigers victory against the Rams. The senior scored on a runs 8 and 18 yards and caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from QB Jordon Boley The junior signal caller had perhaps the biggest play of the game, scrambling 66 yards on a busted punt play on a fourth-and31 from the Tigers own 13-yard line. Boley capped the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run. Dunnellon had its best offensive output this season, totaling 295 yards of offense. Defensively, the Tigers held the Rams to 136 yards of offense through the first three quarters of action. With Eastside trailing 28-0 entering the fourth quarter, the Rams churned out 160 yards of offense and two scores. South Sumter RB Shawn Baker had 12 carries for 98 yards and two touchdowns last week. WR Ladovick Gibson had three catches for 101 yards and a TD. QB Ian Papenheim was 5-of-9 for 68 yards and a score. Overall, the Raiders had 524 yards of total offense. Defensively, South Sumter limited Interlachen to 55 yards. DB Bo Farmer had two interceptions and three tackles. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Dunnellon runs roughsod over Rams, 28-16 Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley knew it was only a matter of time before his offense started clicking. Friday night at Ned Love Field, the Tigers picked the right time to start hitting on all cylinders as senior running back Wesley Beasley scored three times, including two second-half touchdown runs at Ned Love Stadium, leading Dunnellon to a 28-16 victory against Gainesville Eastside. Beasley scored on runs of 8 and 18 yards in the third quarter as the Tigers (3-1 overall, 1-0 District 5A-5) extended its lead to 280. Beasleys first score came after Dunnellons A.J. Basso intercepted Ram quarterback Tervasius Johnson on the opening play of the second half. Basso returned it 24 yards and three plays later, Beasley scampered in for his 8-yard run, extending the Tigers lead to 21-0. After Eastside (1-3, 0-1) turned the ball over on downs, Dunnellons offense chewed up the clock in notorious fashion, piecing together a 14-play, 82-yard drive, capped by Beasleys 18-yard touchdown run that even had Wesley Beasley, Boley key in victory JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Harriers run at Mountain Dew Invite Chicas, Lakhani top finishers for Dunnellon GAINESVILLE The Dunnellon High School cross country team traveled Saturday, Sept. 24, to the University of Florida to participate in the Mountain Dew Invitational. More than 70 schools and 800 boys and girls competed in the event. In the boys race, Victor Chicas was the first one to cross the finish for Dunnellon with a time of 17:43:15 in which the opening of the race was redone three times because of false starts. With that many kids running and three false starts, it was great to see everyone finish the race, Dunnellon boys coach Valerie Bazarte said. There is still a lot of work to be done, with the main goal being to build endurance. For the girls event, in which more than 400 girls competed, Brittany Lakhani was the top runner from Dunnellon. She finished with a time of 25:29, finishing in 296th place. Courtney Pike came in with a time of 27:48 for a 346th-place finish while Natalie Cote finished 407th with a time of 37:03. CAITLYN DUNNING/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon running back L.J. Brown (4) follows lineman Dylan Toole (51) during action against Gainesville Eastside. The Tigers won, 28-16, in their District 5A-5 opener. See RUNS page 11 CHRIS SMITH/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon High School cross country runner Brittany Lakhani competes Saturday in the Mountain Dew Invitational at the University of Florida. CHRIS SMITH For the Riverland News SPORTS EVENT Stirrups N Strides golf event slatedThe Stirrups N Strides Therapeutic Riding Center will have its second annual golf event at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Rainbows End Golf Club. The 18-hole event, with continental breakfast and a cookout lunch, is $60 per player. Entry deadline is Sept. 30 and is limited to 14 foursomes. It is a best ball scramble format with gross and net winners. Special features include closest to the pin contest, Las Vegas hole long drive contest and straightest drive contest. For more information or to sign-up, call Rainbows End Golf Club at 489-4566.


Riverland News, Thursday, September 29, 2011 11 BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League and Tournament scores for the week ending Sept. 18: Mixed Doubles 7-9-8 NoTap Tourney results: Dorine Fugere has been on the winning team three of the last four months, this time with Wes Foley. Each had two 300 games, and Wess 266 edged Dorine by one pin in the other game. Lori Ciquera and Marc Grasso were second, followed by Saad Bouve and Rick Rollason. Rick rolled a 900 series to lead the men, and Dorines 865 led the women. Singles winners were Joe Brooks and Bill Levert. The Krazy Eights had five bowlers in the rolloff, which increased in difficulty to scratch bowling until a tie was called between Joe Brooks and Richard Hover. The next 7-9-8 Mixed Doubles NoTap tourney will be Sunday, Oct. 30. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Eric Glowacki 291, 769; Branden Brown 283, 722; Dorine Fugere 301, 762; Wendy Smith 278, 719. Scratch: Eric Glowacki 273, 715; Joe Brooks 257, 655; Dorine Fugere 279, 696; Wendy Smith 232; Lori Ciquera 631. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Ken Sprague 290, 742; Larry Kirk 261, 724; Elaine Shea 238; Dottie Serf 236, 654; Lorraine Guay 236, 641. Scratch: Ken Sprague 290, 742; Larry Kirk 215, 586; Elaine Shea 179; Joyce Swarm 173, 468; Betty Noland 464. Suncoast Seniors Mixed: Handicap: Jim Sherpey 269; Jerry Ness 257, 740; John Mariani 697; Wanda Klik 244, 654; Pat Tutewohl 242, 662. Scratch: Jerry Ness 241, 692; John Mariani 221, 592; Wanda Klik 181, 465; Pat Tutewohl 180, 476. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Liz Rollason 298, 843; Diana Plevell 272, 725. Scratch: Liz Rollason 213, 588; Diana Plevell 191; Lisa Morgan 501. Late Starters: Handicap: Skip George 253, 706; Richard Fendenheim 252, 675; Marilyn Seymour 249; Linda Vehrs 236, 633; Fran Barlow 633; Marie Mooney 629. Scratch: Skip George 223, 616; Richard Fendenheim 216; Ted Rafanan 575; Marilyn Seymour 196; Linda Vehrs 191, 498; Fran Barlow 543. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Mike Dudziak 322, 823; Scott Brown 302; George Munzing 829. Scratch: Scott Brown 279; Sean Fugere 277, 699; Mike Dudziak 685. Parkview Womens Trio: Handicap: Fran Barlow 248, 692; Denise Hogan 235; Carolyn Woodward 665. Scratch: Fran Barlow 200, 548; Mary Briscoe 188, 532. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Mike Hughes 232, 629; Bill Montross 231, 642; Grace Navarratte 238; Laura Bonadonna 230, 621; Barb McNally 630. Scratch: Bill Montross 179, 486; Mike Bonadonna 167; Dave Messenger 457; Barb McNally 183, 510; Laura Bonadonna 171; Janet Murray 465. Holder Hotshots NoTap: Handicap: Larry Clark 264; Eddie Corbitt 257, 715; Robert Stein 677; Phyllis Ternes 266, 732; Diane Mauck 265; Deana Wallen 724. Scratch: Bill Hare 200, 541; Eddie Corbitt 199, 541; Larry Clark 199; Kathy Calcagni 198, 497; Diane Mauck 188; Betty Rauch 432. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Bob Desmeules 315; Gordon Fay 306; John Saltmarsh 846; Ted Rafanan 838; Mar Conklin 309, 778; Barbara Rennekamp 268, 751. Scratch: John Saltmarsh 264, 759; Ted Rafanan 245, 700; Mar Conklin 211, 484; Maggie Savarese 182, 491. Bowlers of the Week: Liz Rollason, 183 pins over her average, and Raul Rosales, 133 pins over his average. THUNDER STRUCK CRYSTAL RIVER Earl Bramlett Stadium began to rumble Sept. 22 as the Dunnellon junior varsity football team took the field to face Crystal River. Although the game had to be called with 6:28 remaining in the third quarter, due to heavy rain and lightning, the Tigers recorded their second win of the season, 26-0. Almost immediately Ladarrius Thomas, put six points on the board for Dunnellon, with a 65-yard kickoff return. The extra point was no good as Dunnellon took a 6-0 lead. Shortly after the Tigers Devin Simms kicked off, the Crystal River offense turned the ball over. Dunnellon wasted little time capitalizing on the Pirates miscue, as Jordon Williams scored on a 64-yard run. Once again, the Tigers missed the extra point, but held a 12-0 lead. Dunnellons defense held the Pirates in check on their next possession, forcing Crystal River to punt. The Tigers, on the prowl offensively, moved the ball with ease, picking up one first down after another. On a second-and-goal, Tyler Powell handed the ball off to Wyatt Lynn, who scored another touchdown for Dunnellon. Josh Lange tried for an extra point but once again it was no good. With 1:17 remaining in the first quarter, the Tigers lead was 18-0. The Pirates offense, stymied throughout the game, was forced to punt again, but Dunnellon fumbled it and Crystal River recovered the ball at the 42-yard line. On the ensuing possession, the Pirates attempted to pass, but Parks, making up for dropping the ball, intercepted it and returned it for a touchdown. The Tigers went for a two-point conversion as Powell faked a handoff and scrambled into the end zone for the conversion, putting Dunnellon ahead 26-0 with 9:02 left in the first half. Rain began to pour down. Tiger spirit in the crowd still stayed as they put on their raincoats and got their umbrellas. Both teams struggled to get the ball down the field. Our defense is doing extremely good; we are not even letting their offense get close to goal line. Our offense is doing a marvelous job, putting points on the board quickly. I am very proud of them, said Dunnellon coach Archie Smith. As the third quarter began, a flash of lightning arrived and the game was called as the junior varsity squad posted its second straight victory, 26-0. We scored two quick touchdowns, which kept us from having to play catch up, Smith told his players. We had more depth and we were able to capitalize mistakes which let us control the game in the beginning. Our team is getting better every game. Correcting mistakes and improving every week is nice. There is always room to improve. Dunnellon plays at 7 p.m. today at South Sumter. They have some big strong boys, Smith said. It will be a tough game. We will have to take our A game and not be so over confident. DREW RONDEAU/For the Riverland NewsDunnellons Laduirus Thomas (1) runs down field Thursday against Crystal River at Earl Bramlett Stadium as the Tigers junior varsity squad shut out the Pirates, 26-0. Tigers JV squad blanks Pirates in weather-shortened game Volleyball plays through another round of close calls As the volleyball season continues, the Lady Tigers are posting more points as they continue their search for another victory. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Lady Tigers traveled to Crystal River where, even though they didnt win, they had some amazing plays, showing the Pirates that they wouldnt give up without a fight in a three-set loss, 25-15, 25-18 and 25-14. Jody Weber had 17 passes in the back row, giving the Tigers a chance for some kills. Weber also posted four kills, while Abby Hatfield had five. Hatfield, Alora Thompson and Zahyrimar Otero had two aces each. On Thursday, Sept. 22, the team played Eustis at home. The Lady Tigers showed how much hard work and improvement they have made since the previous time they played Eustis. Even though they lost, 25-17, 25-13, 25-18, the scores were much closer than the teams first meeting. The Lady Tigers grew as hitters. Hatfield with four kills, Jody Weber with three kills, and Otero added three kills. Weber had five digs and six passes, and Hatfield had five passes. On Friday, Sept. 23, the girls played West Port at home. They played four games, but did not come out with the win. The Lady Tigers won the first game, 25-17, and lost the last three, 25-18, 25-17, and 25-18. They had some good blocks and some long rallies. The Lady Tigers play today at Hernando. Dunnellon played Monday at home against Crystal Rivera and Tuesday at Nature Coast. Results of both games were not available at press time. Dunnellons Jody Weber attempts to slip a volley past a Eustis defender Thursday, Sept. 22. The Lady Tigers volleyball team lost in three sets, 25-17, 25-13, 25-18.OMAR DESARDEN/For the Riverland News Lady Tigers drop three matches, record falls to 1-8 LIZZY WRIGHT For the Riverland News Lightning cuts DHS golf match short Mother Nature intervened during the Dunnellon High Schools lone match Thursday, Sept. 22, against Crystal River and Lake Weir at Juliette Falls Golf and Country Club, the Tigers home course. The tri-match was cut to seven holes due to lightning as Dunnellon finished in third place with a team total of 120. Crystal River had an 87 while the Hurricanes finished with a 117. Bryce Thalacker and Ryan Molloy led Dunnellon, each shooting a 26. It was really windy out, and the ball didnt go as far, so that added an extra shot on every hole, Thalacker explained. Additional scores for the Tigers included: Chelsea Dominey, 31; Madeline Tourne, 32; Michael Beach, 37; and Kyle Stewart, 38. Dunnellon played Tuesday against St. John at Golden Hills Golf Course. Results were not available at press time. The Tigers host West Port and Forest at 4 p.m. today at Juliette Falls. AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News one official asking folks on the sideline did that player leave his jock on the field. Im pretty proud of him, Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley said of his oldest child. Hes really maturing in practice. He understands that its about being a better player in practice Monday through Thursday. Hes really developing as a leader, hes getting there. Hes starting to understand he doesnt have to be the big thing and try to score on every play. Its a lot of confidence for him. While Beasley was putting the points on the board, it was junior quarterback Jordon Boley providing the offensive spark toward the end of the opening quarter against the Rams. I think that play gave us a lot of momentum, Wesley Beasley said. Jordon did an outstanding job for us. He did an awesome job tonight. After turning the ball over twice on its first two possessions, Dunnellon was forced to punt from its own 13-yard line on a fourth-and-31 on its third possession. However, a low snap and open field, Boley opted to attempt to convert the first down. He got the yardage the Tigers needed and then some, rambling 66 yards for a first down at the Rams 21-yard line. Three players later, Boley capped the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run with 24.2 seconds remaining in the opening quarter, giving Dunnellon a 6-0 lead after the point after missed. All I saw was open field, said Boley, who found Wesley Beasley for a 6-yard touchdown reception with 61 seconds remaining in the first half, capping the 9-play drive by converting the 2-point conversion for a 14-0 lead. Frank Beasley, who celebrated his 35th birthday with the victory, credited Boley for his critical-decision making at a key juncture in the contest. Hes just a heady football player, the seventh-year coach said. Were blessed with kids who understand the game. I think Jordon is playing some confidence right now. Certainly, hes got good reason too. Including Fridays victory, the junior signal-caller has accounted for four touchdowns in the past two games, including two touchdown passes the previous week against Nature Coast. Hes making plays and that certainly helps with a players confidence level, Frank Beasley said. Hes really learning a lot and throwing the ball well. I think teams who are looking at our tape from the last couple of games are going to discover theyre going to have to respect our quarterback. RU NS continued from page 10 DREW RONDEAU/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon golfer Bryce Thalacker watches his tee shot during the Tigers match last week against Vanguard at Pine Oaks. RACHEL HORNE For the Riverland News


American Legion activities slated American Legion WallRives Post 58 will host its regular meeting of the Post and Auxiliary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Dinner will be served at 5:30 for members, spouses and prospective members. The Dunnellon Young Marines will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. 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 be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.Golden Retriever Rescue reunion Joshuas House for Golden Retriever Rescue will have its annual Golden Retriever Rescue Reunion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Rainbow Springs State Park. The reunion is open to all goldens and their families. There will be refreshments, speakers on canine health, therapy dogs, canine good citizens and paw grooming. A Golden Walk in the Park is planned in the afternoon. Rainbow Springs State Park admission is $2 per person. All dogs must be on a leash; they are not allowed in the water and poop scooping is required. Joshuas House is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization. All donations made to Joshuas House are used for medical care, feeding and housing of rescue dogs. Money for the event is privately donated by the board and good friends of Joshuas House. For more information, call (352) 527-0669. Harmony Preschool to host fall festivalHarmony Preschool will host its second annual Fall Festival from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the United Methodist Church at 21501 W. State Road 40, Dunnellon. The festival will have free games, free bounce house as well as other activities. Family pictures will be taken for a small fee. The Dunnellon Police Department will provide its Child ID Program to all attendees and Dunnellon Fire Rescue will be on hand with one of its fire trucks to entertain the children. Dragon Warrior Martial Arts will perform a special presentation of its skills at the event. Food and drinks will be sold. Chance tickets will be sold. For more information, call (352) 522-489-9552. NARFE to meet Monday, Oct. 10Chapter 776 of the National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) invites all active and retired federal employees and surviving annuitants to attend the groups meeting Monday, Oct. 10, at VFW Post No. 4252, 3190 N. Carl G. Rose Highway, Hernando. The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a short social including dessert, coffee and ice water followed at 1 by the regular business meeting. The guest speaker will be from Blue Cross/Blue Shield. For more information, call the chapter president at (352) 527-3991. Dunnellon Eastern Star resumes meetings The Dunnellon Chapter No. 235 Order of the Eastern Star will resume its deliberations Tuesday, Oct. 11. The group meets at the Masonic Lodge at 20751 Powell Road at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday monthly with the exception of July through September. All members of the Order from other jurisdictions are welcome to visit and participate in our fellowship. The Dunnellon Chapter is presently looking forward to its annual Fashion Show on Oct. 22 at the Masonic Lodge. The show will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a chicken salad luncheon for $15 per person. For tickets, contact a member of the Chapter, or call Joan Cothern, secretary, at 4650782. Membership in the Order of Eastern Star is open to all Master Masons, and women with certain Masonic relationships. If you are interested in joining the Order, call Worthy Matron Nancy Homadue at 489-2130 or Cothern. Rainbow Springs State Park to host volunteer fair Rainbow Springs State Park, along with the Friends of Rainbow Springs (FORS), will host a volunteer fair from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. Attendees will receive an original poster of the park from the days of the Rainbow Springs local roadside attraction. Refreshments and live music will be provided. 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that people look forward to. We thought people would react positive to it, we had no idea the overwhelming support we would get. We had no idea people were starving for something like that. For somebody whos never been on a farm, its really cool. We get to do something we love and make a living at. We get to open this up, people get to walk through it, smell it and be in it as much as they want to be in it Because of the popularity a year ago, the size of the patch has doubled to 9 acres, and the variety of pumpkins has increased from three to 20. Theres the traditional Jack O Lantern to ornamental pumpkins, Cinderella pumpkins and even the miniature pumpkins. Also among the offerings for folks will be Indian corn and Sunflowers, which people can pick themselves. We sold a lot last year, way more than we ever thought we would, Thomas said, noting the largest pumpkin picked tipped the scales at 38 pounds. This year, weve got anything from miniature pumpkins to giant white pumpkins, which are already between 60 and 65 pounds. Everybody wants a pumpkin and corn for the fall, Thomas said, noting there was demand for sunflowers last season. Hayrides will still be offered and the hay fort, a popular item among the children, is about three or four times bigger than it was last year. Its a family friendly interactive farm experience, somewhere someone can bring their kids, spend several hours, enjoy the corn maze, go play in the hay, they can take pictures, he said. We want it to be very interactive, like a working farm would be; 95 percent of the kids who come have never played in hay, never gone out to a field. We want families to feel welcome, where they want to be there. We want them to feel comfortable. Its designed for them to come and be with families, if they want to bring picnic lunches they can. Since last year was a trial run, the field was about 41/2 acres, but because they believe therell be a surge in visitors, Thomas and Dixon doubled the size of the pumpkin patch to 9 acres. The other slight change is the minor admission fee: $2 for those 3 and older; those 3 and younger are free. The cost of pumpkins has increased $1 for all sizes. All of this stuff is open to the public, Thomas explained. Were just trying to cover the costs; were not trying to make a tremendous killing on all of this and the other stuff. The Pickin Patch, 11364 Robinson Lane, which is between the Dunnellon Post Office and Superior Bank, go West and gates are on the right, officially opens at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Pickin Patch will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 7 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 5. For more information, call 352-533-4344 or visit www.dunnellon pumpkinpatch.com or email thepickinpatch@ bellsouth.net. million shoes. Im trying to pack everything, make sure I have enough outfits, the final pieces of my dress and make sure my wardrobe is in place. Im just really nervous, anxious and excited. The pageant, originally scheduled for Oct. 7 to 9, will now take place Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 due to a scheduling conflict at the concert hall. The event will be televised throughout the state as well as other select states and 21 countries. But to reach the televised portion of the show, Lakhani will have to be one of 16 young women out of 57 delegates representing different areas of Florida to make it on the small screen. After the top 16 are selected, its narrowed down to the top 5. I feel like Ive worked really hard to make it, she said. But if I dont, that just means it wasnt meant to be. I wanted to do it just because of the experience and exposure. With me going to a university next year, I probably wont compete in this again, but Ill do other pageants. However, just getting to this point has been special. To earn a spot in the Miss Florida teen USA Pageant, Lakhani had to compete in a preliminary pageant, Miss Gainesville Teen USA, which she won. I decided to be Miss Gainesville Teen USA because to compete in Miss Florida Teen USA you must win a preliminary pageant, she explained. The pageant closest to us happened to be in Gainesville. Also, I want to attend University of Florida so representing that community is such a great experience. Lakhani has made a platform of her work with the Special Olympics, nursing homes in Gainesville and Hospice of Citrus County. She also has begun a program within the community for citizens to donate coupons, which she then sends overseas to military bases in Japan and Germany. Pageants allow you to gain a lot of self-confidence, Lakhani said. You learn a lot of life skills such as interview skills. You also make a lot of friends. Also, some pageants offer cash prizes and some offer scholarships. This pageant is offering a $40,000 scholarship to Nova University. Before going on stage, Lakhani admits to getting a little nervous about forgetting her posture or tripping. My preliminary pageant I forgot my posture, she explained. I was so nervous with all of that attention. I cannot imagine what itll be like with 5 million people watching you. She said she shakes out her nerves and lets her self-confidence do its thing. Although preparations are stressful, Lakhanis favorite thing about competing is choosing outfits, particularly her evening gown. The most challenging part is being mentally prepared. You have to believe in yourself so that the other girls cannot psych you out. Lakhani receives a lot of support from her mother, Bobbie, who helps her with walk, stance, interview, hair and makeup. Lakhani had competed in pageants when she was younger and really enjoyed them, but stopped competing for a while because she hit that awkward age and then went into gymnastics before starting again in National American Miss when her sister ventured into the world of pageants. I will only be in the Teen division this year and next year and want to be part of the Miss Universe organization, Lakhani said. While its certainly not easy preparing and keeping in shape for an event of this magnitude, Lakhani certainly wouldnt give up the experience. You get to meet a lot of people, she said. And all of the events are stuff that you normally wouldnt get to do as a teenager. Just like anything else, you have to practice for it. I really enjoy everything. 14 Riverland News, Thursday, September 29, 2011 Riverland News MONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORS TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALL368-2235 (LOCALCALL)MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. 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This past weekend marked the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration in honor of President Reagan's 100th birthday. After the coin toss, the coin is given as recognition for leadership excellence. Lewis chose Beasley for the honor for many reasons. Wow, thats quiet an honor, Beasley said after the game. President Reagan coin recipient Tickets on sale for Murder-Mystery at Historic Depot The 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. CHURCH EVENTS Church schedules Power of Mondy SeminarRiverland Baptist Church will host a Power of Money seminar in October, a four-week course that has the power to change the way we think about money. Attendees will develop a personal plan to meet shortand long-term goals. A certified financial counselor will teach this hands-on class from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 18 and 25, and Nov. 1 and 8, in the Fellowship Hall of the Church at 19455 S.W. 61st St., Dunnellon. This program is donation only and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information or brochures, call the church office at 489-6171 or visit www.RiverlandBaptistChurch.com. National Life Chain event slated Oct. 2A National Life Chain, a pro-life event, will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Dunnellon Plaza parking lot. 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HALLINAN a/k/a JOHN EDWARD HALLINAN, deceased, whose date of death was June 13, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is File Number 2011-CP-978 (F), is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, upon whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE 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 including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD 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 Sept. 22, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ EDWARD F. HALLINAN 255 Pueblo Street, Tavernier, Florida 33070 Attorneys for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ ROBERT J. REYNOLDS Esq. Florida Bar No.: 0021415 P.O. Drawer 2480, Dunnellon, Florida 34430 September 22 & 29, 2011. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices 211-0929 RIV10/18 salePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction to satisfy a lien, per Fl Stat 713.585, at 10:00 AM on October 18, 2011 at Page Automotive, 1316 NW 10th St, Ocala FL 34475, phone 352-690-9805. No titles, as is, cash only. 2003 Chevy Malibu 4D, VIN 1G1NE52J83M625780 Cash sum to redeem vehicle $2210.00. Notice to owner or lienholder as to right to a hearing prior to sale date by filing with clerk of court and to recover vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Fl Stat 559.917. Proceeds of sale exceeding lien amount will be deposited with the clerk of court. Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555. Sept. 29, 2011. 212-0929 RIV 10/18 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Walts Brake gives Notice 207-0929 RIV10/14 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 10/14/2011, 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FMDU32P3TZA42210 1996 FORD 1G3HN52KXSH305140 1995 OLDSMOBILE JKAVFDC146B500234 2006 KAWASAKI Sept. 29, 2011. 208-0929 RIV 10/12 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/12/2011, 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1G4AG55M8R6410611 1994 BUICK Sept. 29, 2011. 209-0929 RIV 10/14 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/14/2011, 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Stat205-0929 RIV 10/11 & 1014 sales PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: D & D TOWING OF OCALA 206-0929 RIV10/13 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 10/13/2011, 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1HGCM82653A030757 2003 HONDA 1J4GZ58S1WC186513 1998 JEEP 2MEFM75WXYX707462 2000 MERCURY 3GNGK26G91G203319 2001 CHEVROLET Sept. 29, 2011. Meeting Notices 204-0929 RIV 10/5 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast will be facilitating the Bi-Monthly Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. The meeting will begin at 9:00a.m. at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 877-336-5437 or 352-563-9939, ext. 262 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. Sept. 29, 2011. Fictitious Name Notices 203-0929 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law. pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: Creations Crafts and Photography located at PO Box 0844, Ocala, FL 34478-0844, in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Ocala, FL, this 21 day of Sept., 2011. /s/ Dagmar H. Mueller Owner Sept. 29, 2011. 210-1006 RIV Vs. Brown, Ella M. 2011-1044-CA-N 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. 2011-1044 CA-N GREEN TREE SERVICING, L.L.C., Plaintiff, vs. ELLA M. BROWN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELLA M. BROWN; 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 Sept. 12, 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 10th day of November, 2011 the following described real property: Lot 1, Block G, CONCORDIA PARK, UNIT #1, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book F, Page 88, Public Records of Marion County, Florida Together with that certain manufactured home more specificially described as: 2001, Winner (24 x 48) with Serial Number 8D610399 NA & NB. 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 13th day of September, 2011. David R. Ellspermann, Clerk of the Court By: E. Bridges, Deputy Clerk September 29 & October 6, 2011. Lien Notices Lien Notices Lien Notices of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 10/18/2011, 8:00 am at 3890 Northwest Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL 34475, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Walts Brake reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1HTSCAAMXVH432985 97 INTL Sept. 29, 2011. utes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2MELM75W4VX736292 1997 MERCURY Sept. 29, 2011. Lien Notices 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:10/11/2011 9AM 2004 MITS VIN # 4A4MM21S24E045010 SaleDate:10/14/2011 9AM 1997 TOYT VIN # JT2BC52L7V0220420 Sept. 29, 2011 Lien Notices Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 We Buy Any Vehicle Perfect Condition or not so perfect, Titled, no title, no problem. I will pay up to $15,000 for Vehicles. Any make, Any model. Call A.J. (813) 335-3794 Cars Mercury 03Sable, gold/tan int. loaded all pwr. 6 cyl very clean $4500 (352) 489-7186 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS Oct. 2, 2011 1-800-438-8559 Handyman Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 Landclearing/ Bushhogging Southern Lawn & Farm Tractor & Lawn Svcs Tree, Stump & Storm Cleanup & Removal (352) 489-3758 Lawn Care Preferred Lawn & Grounds Managemnt Dependable Service Competitive Pricing Free Est. (352) 201-1048 for a great buy in the CALL368-2235 LOCAL CALL Efficiencies/ Cottages DUNNELLON Priv. Entrance, Utilities $425/mo.352-816-0936 Rent: Houses Unfurnished DUNNELLON 3/2/1 Close to downtown & Rainbow River, off street parking, fencd yd., priv. entr. rublesr entals.com daveruble81@ bellsouth.net (561)719-8787 (561) 575-1718 aftr 7pm DUNNELLON Rainbow Lakes Estates, 2/1/1 Completely renovated. The neatest little house youll ever see. $600 monthly (352) 598-3512 DUNNELLON Rainbow Lakes Estates 2/2/1, + bonus room beautiful & cozy $625 monthly (352) 598-3512 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Wanted to Buy HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $25 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 WANTED HOUSE or MOBILE Any Ar ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Mobile Homes For Rent INVERNESS 55+ waterfront park, 1BR, $325/up; 2BR, 1-BA, $450 includes lot rent; 1BR, 1BA Park model, $450. We accept Section 8 Call 352-476-4964 Mobile Homes For Sale INVERNESS 2 BR, 1-1/2BA in 55+ Park, $2,000. Water/ Sewer + Garbage incl. Sm. pet. We accept Section 8 352-476-4964 New 2012 Town Houses 28x44 3/2 only $37,900 32x80 4/2, just $69,900 Both incl del.& set up A/C Skirting & steps. No Games North Pointe Homes Gainesville, FL (352) 872-5566 New Program New Gov. Homes with Loans Up to Four Bedrooms Easy Financing (386) 325-8013 Apartments Furnished INVERNESS 2BR, furn., upper Apt. 55+ waterfront Park. All util. pd except phone $650. We accept Section 8352-476-4964 Apartments Unfurnished INVERNESS 55+ waterfront park, 1BR, $325/up; 1BR, 1BA Park model, $450. 2BR, 1-BA, $450 includes lot rent; We accept Section 8 352-476-4964 Professional OFFICE MANAGER Prof. Collision Repair Center. People skills & exp in AP & AR. a must. alecscollision@ bell south.net (352) 489-2882 General Help *CALL NOW* Looking to fill immediate positions in the CUSTOMER RELA TIONS DEP AR TMENT Training, 401(k), Medical. No Exp. Necessary. call Michelle 352-436-4460 Auctions 2 AUCTIONS THURS. 9/29 Outside Adventur e Prev 1PM Auction 3PM chest freezers, outside & household furn. + Decor. items. Lots from books to tools 5:30 BEANIE BABIES thousands unsorted w/rare inc. groups sold separate ring SUNDA Y 10/2 Antique & Collectible Prev10AM Sale 1PM400+ variety lots inc art, jewelry, antique furn. from primitive to Victorian, lifelong military collection, clocks, Longaberger baskets, sterling, coins, crystal. Live and On Line DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc Garage/ Yard Sales CITRUS SPRINGS MOVING SALE Wed. 9/28 2-6pm & Thurs. 9/29 8:30-4:30pm. 2 dinette sets, entertainment center, king BR set, coffee & end tables, lamps, DR set, ladder & spreader, dishes, rugs,bar stools, etc. Hosted by Grumbles House. Follow yellow Estate Sale signs from WEST Citrus Springs Blvd. to Deltona and Homeway Loop.


16 Riverland News, Thursday, September 29, 2011 CAITLYN DUNNING/For the Riverland NewsThe Dunnellon High School football team takes the field as the cheerleading squad cheers them on prior to their kick off agains t the Gainesville Eastside Rams. CAITLIN JUNGWIRTH/For the Riverland NewsBall boy Matthew Mills gets some pre-game instruction from one of the officials. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon football player Malcom Ross watches the action from the sideline as he catches his breath. The junior plays running back and linebacker for the Tigers. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News TOP: Dunnellon football players Wesley Beasley, left, and Anthony Burnham, participate in a special coin toss prior to kick off. ABOVE: Drum Major Jacob Furr uses Kerri Ciaramellas glasses to see if his moustache is straight before the bands halftime show featuring Latin music.