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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, December 29, 2011Vol 30 No. 1175 cents VISIT US: www.riverlandnews.comCALL US: 489-2731 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WHATS HAPPENING KP Hole Park day-use fee will change Jan. 1Effective Jan. 1, the day use fee at KP Hole Park will change from $3 to $5. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Council had recommended the fee change to offset park expenses and assist with managing park capacity. The costs for annual individual and family passes remain unchanged, at $35 and $50 respectively. KP Hole Park is at 9435 S.W. 190th Ave. Road in Dunnellon. For more information, call 671-8560. Wildlife photographer will speak at the LibraryGary Kuhl, a nature and wildlife photographer, will speak at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Dunnellon Public Library. Mr. Kuhl will give a presentation of his hiking trip down the Grand Canyons South Rim, along with scenes from his rafting trip on the Colorado River. This event is free. For additional information, call the Library at 438-2520. Annie Johnson Center hosting blanket driveThe Annie Johnson Cold Nights/Warm Hearts program will host a Pajama and Blanket Drive throughout December. The agency is collecting these items for the homeless, needy and seniors. Items can be gently used or brand new; all sizes are needed. If you are able to assist in this cause, bring the items to the Senior & Family Service Center. For more information, call 489-8021 or e-mail email@example.com. DPD selling T-Shirts for Special OlympicsThe Dunnellon Police Department finished 13th in the state of Florida for raising more than $10,800 in 2011. The 2012 Special Olympic Tshirts and hats are now available at the department or Cadence Bank. For information, contact Darlene Parker at 465-8510 or email at dparker@dunnellonpd. org. Mayor: Deal good for all Council to vote on buying utilites The city of Dunnellon will likely doubled the size of its water and sewer customers after the City Council voted Wednesday night to purchase the Rainbow Springs and Juliette Falls utility systems. In addition to adding both systems to the citys current utility system, which serves Chatmire and Rio Vista, the Council was to vote on securing $6.5 million in bonds to complete the acquisitions. The purchase price of Rainbow Springs is $5,895,000, while adding Juliette Falls will cost $10. The Juliette Falls utility also has a reuse system for its golf course. The city has to have the deal signed by Dec. 31 to take over the utilities at the beginning of January. The vote was not available at press time. For results, see www.river landnews.com. However, Mayor Fred Ward said prior to the vote, he was in favor of approving the plan. As far Im concerned, Im ready to vote for it, he said Tuesday. I hope the rest of the council is as well. I cant vouch for them or say where they are. I would not come to this conclusion without proper knowledge of the situation. Weve looked at everything. Im behind it. It makes financial plausible sense to me. Theres no downside to the city, only an upside. I think it is incumbent of the council to take a good hard look at these types of opportunities. City Manager Lisa Algiere, in a workshop Dec. 21, told the Council Judge rules in favor of Tarmac Group said county violated land plan Levy County and Tarmac America, LLC, the company that is proposing to operate a large limerock mine near Inglis, have won the second legal challenge to the special exception zoning permit approved 3-1 by the county commission on May 4. WAR Inc., the non-profit Withlacoochee Area Residents group, had asked the court to issue an injunction halting the permit, but 8th Judicial Circuit Judge Robert E. Roundtree denied the request. It is the second challenge to the mine to be struck down by Rountree. In August, he ruled against a challenge by the Yankeetown Town Council that the permit should not have been approved by the county before the company obtained a required federal water permit. That decision is being appealed to the 1st District Court of Appeal. Briefs have been filed and no request has been made for oral arguments. The mine would be located on a 4,750acre site with limerock being removed from 2,757 acres over a 110-year period. The operation would leave behind more than 20 lakes, which has led to the challenges that the mine would destroy valuable wetlands, harm the aquifer, lead to water loss and possibly pollute nearby Golf of Mexico waters. W.A.R.s suit claimed that the Levy County Comprehensive Plans section requiring Environmentally Sensitive Lands (ESL) including, but not limited to, coastal resources and designated areas of critical concern, will be protected from mining operation, meant the mine was prohibited from being approved. Roundtree, who said in his order denying the groups request that he read the 116page comprehensive plan, ... and finds that the County has applied different meanings to the words protect and prohibit. A search for prohibit found the word used 14 times, protect used over 100 times and protected from used 15 times in the countys plan. Roundtree, identifying several instances of the words usage, said int he decision, In each of these instances when the term protected from is used, it is clear from the language that the county is not trying to prohibit activity, but is trying to utilize regulations and permitting to protect the countys resources and land uses. Further on, Roundtree said, When the County wants an activity prohibited, it explicitly states so in its plan. WAR President Dan Hilliard, when contacted, said he would not comment on the decision or a possible appeal. Tarmac spokesmen did not return calls seeking comment. Were very happy with the ruling, said Levy County Attorney Anne Bast Brown. Officers, staff receive trauma kit training Dunnellon Police Officers and staff went through a grueling fourhour course, learning the ins and outs of proving care for trauma patients as well as themselves if the need ever arises. Sgt. Dan Stout, of the Gainesville Police Department and a member of the agencys Operational Skills Unit, taught the course, focusing on traumatic injuries and providing instruction about how to use the departments trauma kits. The kits, which cost $87 apiece, are similar in nature to those the U.S. military has used during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the War on Terror in Afghanistan. The kits include a tourniquet, military combat gauze, which has a quick clot medicine impregnated into the dressing. The shelf life for military combat gauze is three years. The trauma kits also come with other medial supplies necessary to treat those with traumatic injuries. Sgt. Stout, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps before starting his now 18year career with GPD, said his agency has used the trauma kits 22 times since March 2008 when every member of the department began providing the item to all of its staff and officers. His experience expands beyond teaching other law enforcement Brooks likely to see more playing time for FSU Hes not a starter. Not yet. And he also doesnt have a set position. Not yet. But there is one thing Florida State defensive back Terrence Brooks has proven to his teammates during his sophomore season: Hes a football player. I think his instincts for the ball and his playmaking is outstanding, junior cornerback Greg Reid said. Im pretty sure hell get a lot of playing time next year. I feel like hes got a nose for the ball and everybody on our defense notices that. The numbers themselves arent eye-popping. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Brooks has just 16 tackles on the season. But its the sophomores versatility and physicality that have been the most impressive. Brooks has lined up at virtually every spot in the Seminoles secondary from free safety to strong safety to cornerback to nickel back this season. Ive been at so many positions, the Dunnellon High graduate said. But the good thing is if we need help anywhere I can fill in. I just want to help the team out. He has. On defense COREY CLARK Tallahassee Democrat ROSS OBLEY/Special to the Riverland NewsFlorida State defensive back Terrence Brooks is expected to see more playing time tonight when the Seminoles play Notre Dame in the Champ Sports Bowl. Kick off is at 5:30 p.m. at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. ESPN will air the game. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsSgt. Dan Stout, left, of the Gainesville Police Department, provides Sgt. Jacob Gonzalez with insturction during a training exercise using a trauma kit. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Police department adds kits to vehicles, office See TRAUMA page 3 See BOWLING page 9 LOU ELLIOTT JONES For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Mayor Fred Ward See MAYOR page 10
Garrison Doles and Sabal will perform from 2 to 4:45 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Sunday Sampler at the historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon. Doles said he is a broken shard of sea glass that washed up on the beach shattered and jagged and tossed in the ocean; and his award winning original songs reflect that hard living, hard drinking period of his life as his stage presence reflects his theatrical calling expressed in Orlandos Theatre Downtown, which he cofounded. Garrison has performed all around the Southeast, Texas and Massachusetts, winning awards for his original songs and applause for his singing and playing. www.garrisondoles.com Sabal, like the tree from which it takes its name, represents the people and places of Florida. The newly formed group is comprised of Carly Bak, Fred Figueroa, Craig Daniel Hardin and Kevin McCann, who are individually talented singers and musicians who have blended their styles into a unique group. Each member of Sabal is an accomplished song writer and musician and together they are amazing performers of Americana/florida folk music. www.facebook.com/sabalswampgroove. Donation is $10 at the door and complimentary refreshments are served at intermission. For information, call 352-4652167. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, December 29, 2011 Chamber seeking nominations for annual awards banquet 2012 is a month away, but the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Rainbow River Club. Deadline to nominate is Friday, Jan. 6. Nominees are sought in the following categories: Community Service Award is to recognize one or more persons who have been instrumental in performing outstanding community service for the benefit of the local community. Community Youth Service This award is given to any youth organization that performs outstanding community service for the benefit of the local community. Making a Difference This award recognizes the contributions that one or more persons have made to improve the overall well being of the community. And it acknowledges and celebrates community spirit and good will. Community Involvement Award is to recognize one or more persons who have been instrumental in making Dunnellon area a better place in which to work and live. Community Ambassador Award is to recognize someone who has been a faithful representative of the Dunnellon area over a long period of time. Business Beautification This award is presented annually to a business member that has done an outstanding job of beautifying the Dunnellon area through the rough construction of a new building or remodeling of an existing structure. Service Above Self Award is to honor someone of good moral character who is well respected and given outstanding service to the community without thought of personal gain or recognition. Business Leader This award is given to a business leader who enhances the Chamber and the local business community, demonstrates a commitment to community and civic affairs and serves as a business leader in the community. Heritage Award This award is given to person or persons who have contributed and promoted the historical heritage of the community. These awards are presented to individuals or organizations that have gone above and beyond to contribute of themselves to the betterment of the Dunnellon community in 2011. If anybody knows of any deserving person or organization for these categories contact the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce with your nomination, category, and reason you feel they are deserving of this award. To submit nominees, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 489-6846 or call 489-2320. Event slated for Saturday, Jan. 21 Artists to perform at Sunday Sampler Citrus Memorial Rehab Center joins Chamber of Commerce Special to the Riverland NewsStaff at Citrus Memorial Rehab Center at 10511 N. Florida Ave. along with officials from the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerece recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new facility. 000A5VF Yoga Classes Mon. Rainbow Club Thur. Train Depot 6:15-7:15 pm All Classes $ 8 All Ages Co-ed Bring a large towel/mat Info. 352-697-5888 000A3NC Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center PO Box 1951 Dunnellon, FL 34430 On behalf of Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center I would like to thank the community for its continued support and determination. Your commitment to helping our agency is sincerely appreciated. Each year Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center continues to advance its mission of encouraging and fostering the idea of helping less fortunate families. Through our programs of rent/mortgage/ utility assistance, food distribution and holiday givings, we have seen many lives changed for the better. The goal of the Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center is to continue to make a difference in the lives of less fortunate families. With the help from supporters such as you we will continue to see continued imp rovements. Thanks again for your generous support of our efforts. Regards, Larry Cooper Executive Director Annie W. Johnson Board of Directors. C h i n a H o u s e C h i n a H o u s e China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000A5H9 11352 N. Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 C h i n a W o k B u f f e t C h i n a W o k B u f f e t China Wok Buffet Prime Rib Buffet New Years Eve 3:40-Close New Years Day All Day Also featuring: Salmon, clams, scallops, peel & eat shrimp & fried shrimp 0 0 0 A 5 V I Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care is Now Available in the Convenience of Your Own Neighborhood New Cardiologists in Dunnellon are Accepting New Patients Board Certification Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease Nuclear Cardiology Echocardiography Areas of Special Interest Experienced in all phases of Invasive and Non-Invasive Cardiology Implantable Devices (Pacemakers & AICDs) Congestive Heart Failure Womens Heart Health Lan Luo, MD, FACC will be welcoming new patients at her NEW LOCATION in Dunnellon beginning in January Appointments with Dr. Luo may be scheduled by calling: 352-873-9557 20661 Ned Love Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34431 To learn more about each of our exceptional physicians, visit our website: www.centralfloridaheart.com Residency Internal Medicine University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill Fellowship Cardiovascular Disease Tulane University School of Medicine 000A5U5 CANADIAN MEDS Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. 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American Legion activities slated American Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 will host its regular meeting of the Post and Auxiliary at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30 for members, spouses and prospective members. The Dunnellon Young Marines meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. 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 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome. Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for Darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 Hot Dogs are available for lunch on those days. Please plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday thru Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (352) 465-4864. Peripheral Neuropathy group meetsThe Ocala Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Marion County Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Individuals afflicted with this disease, their family members and friends are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested in learning about peripheral neuropathy is invited to attend. For more information, call Jack Koehler at (352) 861-1630. agencies, Sgt. Stout explained. The longtime officer also teachers members of the various military branches how to properly use them. This stuff is very successful in dealing with lifethreatening injuries, he explained. Youre going to get some pretty amazing tactical medical training. Thats what makes the difference. Thats whats going to make the difference for you guys. During the training session, Sgt. Stout provided tips and pointers about how to determine care and remove people from harms way. But, he stressed, dont sacrifice tactical skills by putting yourselves in danger. By the end of the fourhour session, Sgt. Stout required officers and staff to run through a scenario in which an officer had responded to a suspicious incident, been shot and the suspects had left the scene. Upon arriving, officers discovered Tactical Tim unconscious, shot in the elbow and bleeding profusely. The task of the two-person teams was to stop the bleeding and survey the officer for any other potential life-threatening injuries. Afterward, the teams went through a debriefing to assess what was done correctly and what could be improved. I loved the scenario, because what you learned in the classroom you had to put in practical use, said Dunnellon Police Chief Joanne Black, who noted her agency purchased 12 of the trauma kits and the training for the department was free. We had to identify theres an issue, someone is bleeding, it was like second nature. To me, Im just glad we got this addition; now we have the means, we have the training. I hope we never have to use these kits. Black pointed out the statistic Sgt. Stout pointed out about GPD having used the kits 28 times in which 24 lives were saved. Thats phenomenal, Black said about the statistics. Now, we have the kits and the ability to save a citizens life or that of an officer. Riverland News, Thursday, December 29, 2011 3 000A6EK T r i n i t y T r i n i t y Trinity V i l l a s V i l l a s Villas Senior Citizen Complex Taking applications for studio & 1 bedroom apartments. Rent is based on income. Preference given to persons with extremely low income levels. Applicants must be 62 years o r older or require the features of an accessible unit and also meet other qualifying factors of the resident selection criteria. 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Credit Cards accepted Bellisima by Zory New Customer Special 000A5SD Mani/Pedi Only $ 29 00 Full Set Acrylics only $ 20 00 Specializing in Curly Hair Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsStudents in the health safety occupation class at Dunnellon Middle School watch officers with Dunnellon Police Department go through a training exercise. At the end of the drill, students were allowed to ask questions. TRAUMA continued from page 1 An officer stuffs military gauze into a fake gunshot wound. COMMUNITY EVENTS 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. 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River views Little city, big spendersDunnellon seems to be digging itself into a deep financial hole. The Greenlight project is over budget, behind schedule and if the prices for services that were recently published are accurate, its unlikely that there will be sufficient subscribers to keep it out of the red. Is the proposed purchase of Rainbow Springs and Julliette Falls water companies supposed to offset the Greenlight boondoggle? It is interesting that the privately held Rainbow Springs water company charges significantly lower rates to its users than Dunnellon charges its citizens. Rainbow Springs water company is profitable, but Dunnellons politicians say that if the purchase goes through, they will have to increase the rates paid by Rainbow Springs residents and hit them with a 25 percent surcharge as well. Dunnellon needs to float a $6.5 million bond issue to make the purchase. Do Dunnellon residents really want that kind of indebtedness on top of the Greenlight debt? Maybe the citizens of Dunnellon should look toward reining in their big spending politicians before they see their taxes skyrocket.Charlie Barrett Rainbow Springs City Council, the new normal?The late afternoon of Dec. 21, I attended my first Dunnellon City Council meeting. Yes, this is the same City Council that has brought us red-light cameras and then Greenlight Communications that was supposed to be functioning many months ago. Yes, the Same City Council that was digging holes everywhere. Apparently, the City Council's expectations were more than overly inflated. At this point in time, the repayment of bond issue and validity of the project is in question. The same City Council is now off on a new endeavor of taking over the Rainbow Springs Utilities and Juliet Falls Utilities, not to improve services, but to benefit from the profits. This apparently is the new normal we hear and discuss where governments profit from their citizens, not supplying services. The cost of the acquisition of the Rainbow Springs Utility is $5,985,000. The Council will be approving a $6.5 million bond issue apparently to cover legal fees and bonding cost. The bond will be a privatized bond and not protected by ad valorem taxes. This allows the Council to avoid having the bond rated, that may show the weakness in the city's financial abilities. When the question of return on investment was brought up, it was avoided by the Council. By not sharing, this information indicates that the city is using its water rates as a profit center. The city's paperwork mentions the present disparity between the charges of Rainbow Springs Utility and the city of Dunnellon's charges to their customers. It is obvious that Is citys mounting bond debt worth risks? My year in review O K, so I got a lot of flak about my Bah Humbug article. People said thats not me. Im always cheerful and optimistic and they dont like when I write negative articles. Well, most of that was all in jest. However, my response to that is Im cheerful and optimistic 11 months out of the year, but when it comes to December anything goes. But just bear with me, its almost over. Anyway, I just got done watching a clip on the Today Show of highlights from 2011 and I was wondering what a clip of my year would look like if they made it into a video. I mean come on it could happen if I were famous or rich or if I were married to Matt Lauer. They would have to include scenes in our new home. The changes we made, the decorating we did and our first roaring fire in the fireplace. No vacations this year, but we did get to the beach several times. Most of our fun was spent in the backyard, swimming and barbequing or visiting with good friends. There was a lot of that. Lets see, this was the year that my granddaughter entered the seventh grade and went from a shy little girl into a confident young lady. And my grandson started the first grade and went from a super smart 5-year-old to a super smart 6-year-old. My brother got a job, my daughter lost a job, my grandson lost his first tooth and nobody lost their mind that I know of. Wait a minute; I took on three new jobs in 2011, so maybe Im the one that lost her mind. I didnt keep any of my New Years resolutions. I didnt lose weight, I didnt hit the gym or win the lottery. I developed a new love for wine, pistachios and pumpkin ice cream, but not all at the same time. Oh and I also had my first colonoscopy, but can we leave that out of the video? There was a lot of scandals this year, thankfully none pertaining to me. Well, except for my former boss at Taylor Bean & Whitaker going to federal prison for embezzlement. Oh and I got questioned and subpoenaed by the FBI. I can mark that one off my bucket list. Was it our best year? No, but it was pretty darn good. And I thank God it wasnt the worst either. What will I remember? I will remember the softball games my granddaughter pitched and how awesome she was. I will remember the sleepovers we had and the giggles we shared. The fun we had getting manicures and pedicures together. I will remember all the times I picked my grandson up from school as he hurried toward the car with his backpack that is almost as big as he is. I will remember watching him ride his new four-wheeler that we bought for him, teaching him to swim without his arm bands was another exciting day. I will remember all the fun I had with my daughters and the love and support they gave me. Girls week in Daytona was a blast. We laughed so hard that weekend my cheeks were hurting. And the special moments my husband and I shared; the drives we took and the golf cart rides through the woods. My brothers surprise 50th birthday party was a blast. And our big bash in the spring was a huge success. I will remember all the days I spent with my mom and dad, celebrating at Margaritagrille or just hanging out with the family. Thats what matters, thats what counts and thats what I want more of in 2012, a happy, uneventful, family filled year. Happy New Year everyone! 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, December 29, 2011 RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VIEW LETTERS GUEST COLUMN The Southwest Florida Water Management District is considering changing the land use rules on some of its preserve lands to allow hunting. One of the properties under consideration is the 8,146-acre Halpata Tastanaki Preserve. The water district is seeking public comment during this review. The Halpata Preserve extends from the eastern edge of the city of Dunnellon to State Road 200, north from the Withlacoochee River and south from the Cross Florida Greenway and Trail, and County Road 484. It is accessed by the Pruitt Trailhead in the west and a parking area off S.R. 200 in the east. The property is maintained for water protection and has trails for public non-motorized use that includes hiking, horseback riding and bicycling. FWC and hunting groups have encouraged this review and have been advocates for expanded hunting areas. There are several reasons why opening up the Halpata Preserve to hunting is not a good idea. They include: Incompatibility with current user groups of hikers, horseback riders, birders, photographers and bicyclers Commitment of major property sections to preservation of endangered species that is incompatible with hunting. Historical location of the largest battle of the Second Seminole War Limited roads without supervision to ensure that hunters do not enter the endangered species or historical preservation areas. The existence of Private property embedded within the site and across the river that would lead to safety concerns. Deed restrictions on the property that would restrict hunting in certain areas. And the observation that there is more than an adequate supply of nearby public lands with existing hunting programs. Hikers, horseback riders or cyclists will state clearly that they do not feel safe in an area were hunting is taking place. They have concern for themselves and for their horses. Going for a recreational ride or hike with gun fire or possible gun fire will ruin the value of being in the fresh air in a natural setting. More than 25 percent of the Halpata Preserve, the northeastern section, has a large population of breeding Scrubjays, a Federally threatened species. This is probably the largest group of Scrub Jays in Florida. A significant section of the western part of the preserve is the terminal destination of the Whooping Crane migration that comes down from Wisconsin each year. Each year, 2000 people come to the Dunnellon Airport to watch the Whooping Cranes flyover on the way to the Halpata Preserve. Hunting in these areas would be incompatible with the preservation of these endangered birds. There are three privately owned parcels of land embedded in the central area of the Halpata Preserve. In addition, there is a historic church that is maintained on the east side of the property. If hunting were allowed, buffer zones would have to be established, marked and managed around these private areas. Most of the Withlacoochee River in this area is 80 to 90 feet wide with numerous private homes along the southern river edge across from the Halpata Preserve. Hunting near the river could lead to an errant gun shot crossing the river and threatening private property or life. Hunting along the river should be prohibited to protect these homeowners as well as the kayakers and boaters that frequently use the river. When the property was purchased from Clayton Pruitt in 1994, certain terms or restrictions were placed in the Deed Agreement Exhibit B. They are: The Buyer agrees to grant the Seller, at Hunting at Halpata Tastanaki would have negative impact W ith dwindling property taxes and falling revenue from state sources, Dunnellon city officials are banking their future on the addition of enterprise operations to bolster their financial status. However, in doing so, those same officials are putting both residential and commercial property owners at financial risk as well by securing bonds for two projects. Those bonds total a whopping $14 million. That figure doesnt include the citys required match for its recent wastewater project improvement, which requires the city to pay 15 percent of the total bill. The city is likely borrowing $6.5 million over a course of five years to pay for the acquisitions of the water systems. Officials anticipate $250,000 in revenues. Of course, they dont have to pay the bond off in five years, because it has a 20-year amortization obligation, meaning officials can refinance after five years. If our math is correct, and if the city pumps all of the revenue from purchasing both systems, itll take 26 years to pay off the bond obligation. The city did not secure the bonds with either ad volurem taxes or money from other taxing revenues. Does this mean if the revenue projection does not hit where officials are anticipating, water and sewer customers will be the ones to pay for necessary increases in the years to come? The citys financial responsibility for Greenlight Communications is $7.3 million, secured by offering $1.5 million in general tax revenues. If Greenlight THE JERSEY GIRL Audrey Beem SANDRA AND PAUL MARRAFFINO Special to the Riverland News See HUNTING page 5 See DEBT page 5 See LETTERS page 5
the privately owned Rainbow Springs Utility provides water to its customers at a much lower rate then the city provides it to their citizens. A recent utilities and government economics consultant study showed that Dunellon's water and sewer cost are the third highest in central Florida. Unfortunately, for its customers, the cities utility service does not reflect good management or efficiencies in its operation. The high cost of the utility operations affects not only the expanded system, but city residents directly. The continued escalating debt and overestimating returns by venturing into areas not directly related to the city is not in the best interest of its citizens. The City Councils report stated that Rainbow Springs Utilitys equipment is in good shape and they have excess capacity. On the other hand, we read many reports regarding city of Dunnellon's water problems. The conclusion again focuses on the new normal, municipal entities have the way of bringing you less and costing you more. In the cities resolution, they are stating that they will provide current and future users of Rainbow Springs assets with costefficient services at reasonable rates by government entity. This is a complete farce and I really don't think that Council believes that either. Council stated in their paperwork to seek economies of scale to the operation, maintenance, customer service and management. Here we go again were going to give you less for more cost. The Council also discussed expansion and reduced inefficient services. What I heard at the Dec. 21 meeting was an expensive infrastructure growth, which includes additional piping for water and sewer interconnects. This will take multimillion dollar investments. Also discussed would be to expand water and sewerage to areas that are not presently connected to a utility. Again this would take multimillion dollar projects to increase capacities, pumping stations and miles of piping. I know the City Council is looking for a cash inflow, but they may find that their long-term plans will be very expensive. I read in city councils paperwork that they wish to increase the public benefit and provide a more effective and efficient water wastewater and reclaim water utility services at a much higher cost than is now provided. Isn't that what they were saying about Greenlight? The Rainbow Springs Property Owner's Association is presently, and will in the future, sponsor seminars for xeriscape landscaping that reduces water usage. Xeriscape designs are acceptable within the association's covenant's. The first seminar sponsored by the Rainbow Springs Garden Club, Rainbow River Conservation, Marion County Board of Commissioners, Marion County Extension Service, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association and Walt McClellan, chairman Of the Rainbow Springs POA Parks Committee. The seminars will be Mondays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, at the American Legion WallRives Post No. 58 on U.S. 41. The Association also approves wells for irrigation purposes. We will have information available at the office and at our annual meeting. Besides the rate increases, there will be a 25 percent surcharge imposed by the city on Rainbow Springs and Juliet Falls customers. Save water, save the River and save money.Bob Frankenfield, President Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association does not live up to the lofty expectations officials are aiming for, the city will be in a bind when it comes to paying off the debt. As state officials attempt to figure out solutions to dwindling revenues, weve watched as many government municipalities across Florida cut expenses and lay employees off, weve watched as the city of Dunnellon has proceeded with adding employees and increasing its deficit spending. If the elected folks here in town arent aware, securing bonds is deficit spending. Thats a dangerous proposition for the residents and business owners here as well as the folks in the outlying areas who will now become customers of the citys likely acquirement of the Rainbow Springs and Juliette Falls wastewater systems. With no rebound on the horizon for the housing bubble, there is no future growth likely in either area. The same can be said within the city limits despite officials much ballyhooed-fiber to the home program, which has encountered numerous delays in its start-up. Officials are hopeful of attracting high-end tech companies to the area, but with little to offer in the way of housing, entertainment, high-end restaurants and a pedestrian friendly community, its highly unlikely that will happen in the immediate future. Its time to face a harsh reality here folks, the city is facing a bleak financial future if these endeavors dont pay off. Thats only going to mean higher taxes and more red-light cameras to pay for the current misfortunes. Now is the time for residents, business owners and the like to stand up and voice their opinion. Riverland News, Thursday, December 29, 2011 5 For your convenience we accept cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Layawa y available. For more information call 1-866-342-0508. Singer is a registered trademark of the SingerCompany, LTD 000A55B HEAVY DUTY SCHOOL MODEL SEW & SERGE SEWING MACHINES These are brand new 2011 Singer school model sewing machines. These sewing machines remain UNSOLD. 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The plaque or marble marker will state that the three-mile segment of the Greenway is dedicated in honor of Mark Huntington Pruitt as a conservation reserve. The Buyer agrees to cooperate with the Seminole Wars Historic Foundation, Inc. for the preservation and use of certain lands lying within the property known as "Fort Izard". It is anticipated that the Fort Izard acreage ranges from 400 to 848 acres. The exact amount is subject to final written approval of the Buyer and Seller. n the northern center of the preserve there is a three mile conservation reserve put in place. In the map that is attached to the Agreement there is a rectangular box that shows the Fort Izard historic site preservation area runs from the Withlacoochee River north in the center of the property and includes up to 848 acres of land Neither of these preserve areas would be appropriate for hunting. Fort Izard is the site of the largest battle of the Second Seminole War. It is Floridas Gettysburg, Bunker Hill or Alamo. It should treasured and protected like these other national historic sites, be preserved and not made into a hunting venue. The region around the Halpata Preserve has numerous large publicly owned sites currently set up and managed for hunting. These areas within 25 miles of Halpata include: Potts Preserve WMA, 9,349 acres; Flying Eagle WMA, 10,247 acres; Lake Panasoflkee WMA, 9,911 acres; Chassahowitzka WMA, 18,710 acres; Homosassa WMA, 5,468 acres; Halfmoon WMA, 9,357 acres; Croom WMA, 20,55 acres; Croom WMA, 41,000 acres; Jumper Creek WMA, 10,068 acres; Goethe WMA, 43,614 acres; and Gulf Hammock WMA*, 24,685 acres, privately owned. The Ocala National Forest, slightly more than 25 miles from Halpata, has 370,000 acres for hunting. These sites provide more than an adequate area and variety of environments for the regions hunters. The five areas of concern that we have listed clearly show significant reasons why opening up the Halpata Preserve to hunting will conflict with other existing recreational uses, preservation goals, legal restrictions, personal and property safety and the lack of need for more hunting areas. The consideration of opening the Halpata Tastanaki Preserve to hunting should be rejected. HUNTING continued from page 4 LETTERS continued from page 4
6 Riverland News, Thursday, December 29, 2011 Romeo Elementary students pen essays, moms win day of pampering For a quartet of mothers of elementary-aged school children, they knew their kids had an important assignment for school. Write an essay about their mom and why she deserved to be pampered. But for these four mothers, they never knew the exact details of the purpose of the essay. That was until Romeo Elementary School principal Kathy Hultman called each of the four Stephanie Carter, Lorissa Downes, Jennifer Long and Nancy Mims to share the news. Their children had won their respective grade-level essay contest and all of them would be treated to a day of pampering at Hello Gorgeous Salon in Ocala, courtesy of Business Network International (BNI). The students who produced the winning essays were: Natalie Carter, second grade; Sierra Downes, third grade; Xavier Long, fourth grade; and Jon Mims, fifth grade. With cameras flashing, the moms were off to Ocala to get their hair styled, nails and make-up done and receive a massage. They left at 10:30 a.m. and returned to Romeo at 2 p.m. looking gorgeous and relaxed. The moms did their best to keep their composure while waiting for their ride to Ocala as well as their child to escort them to a waiting Lincoln Town Car that would shuttle them to the Ocala-based business for their pampering. I balled my eyes out, said Jennifer Long, whose son is 10year-old Xavier. When Mrs. (Kathy) Hultman called me, I just started crying. I had to ask her to repeat everything she had told me. I didnt know he was writing one. Its just unbelievable. For Lorissa Downes, the mother of 8-year-old Sierra, she said she knew her daughter was working on essay, but never knew the details of what it was for until she received a phone call from Mrs. Hultman to let her know she was one of the four winners. Im so excited, Downes said. Sierra never stopped talking about it after she had won. I cried for a while when I found out. Im doing good right now. Downes said 2008 was a tough year for her family, as she spent most of it in and out of the hospital for chemotherapy and radiation treatments. This is not something Id go out and do for myself, she said of a day of pampering. Im speechless. Im going to try do my best to enjoy it. Nancy Mims, the mother to 12-year-old Jon, was ecstatic when she heard the news. I was speechless; then I cried, she said. Id never won anything before. She said her son showed her a rough draft of his essay, which prompted a big hug followed by an hourlong crying session. I grabbed him and just held him, Mims said when she read his rough draft. Then I cried. I still cannot believe it. Seven-year-old Natalie Carters mother, Stephanie, did her best to choke back the tears as she waited for her daughter to escort her to the car. Im surprised, very surprised, she said. As the women were escorted to the waiting car, students from several grades lined the area and applauded as more pictures were snapped of the moms with their children. As they entered the car, pupils gave a roaring applause. The idea to award a moms day out came about when a teacher at Romeo approached Tom Stipp, a member of BNI, and asked if the group would be interested in helping sponsor such an event. I spoke with Mrs. Hultman and she just loved the idea, Stipp said. We have some really talented people involved with BNI and they just loved the idea. Not only did the moms get some pre-Christmas pampering, Stipp said they were working on a special memento for each mom. We dont want to tip our hands too early about what it is, but we certainly hope they love it, he added. EDUCATION NOTES Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is continuing to support Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one local school. Containers for these labels can be found at Winn Dixie (ask for box at cigarette counter), Ace Hardware, To Your Health Spa and in the Narthex of St. Johns Catholic Church. For more information about this program, call 489-5954. DES teacher, Blanchette, awarded Splash! grant Mary Blanchette from Dunnellon Elementary School was one of four Marion County teachers to be awarded Splash! school grants through the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Blanchette will receive $592. Students will test water from the Rainbow River and learn how to protect springs. Mary Margaret Hull, District lead communications coordinator, attributes the effectiveness of the grant program in Marion County to the strong partnership with Marion County Schools. Jacqua Ballas, science program specialist for Marion County Schools, serves as the Districts liaison to teachers and helped get the word out. The District recognizes the critical role STEM education science, technology, engineering and mathematics plays in preparing students for the future, said Hull. With the help of the grant program, students will learn the importance of protecting and conserving Floridas water resources through STEM-based education projects. The other awardees are: Jill Stephens, North Marion High School, will receive $3,000. Students will compare the water chemistry and water quality of the Silver and Rainbow rivers. Greg McManus, Ocala Springs Elementary School, will receive $807. Students will build a water purification device to be entered in a competition. Lindy Batten, Shady Hill Elementary School, will receive $1,050. Students will construct model landscapes that demonstrate proper water drainage areas and irrigation practices in agricultural, recreational and urban environments. This year 157 Splash! grants were awarded across the districts 16-county region to educate students on Floridas water. The goal of the Splash! school grant program is to provide teachers with funding to enhance student knowledge of freshwater resources issues. Splash! school grants provide up to $3,000 per school on a reimbursement basis and are available to public, charter and private school teachers. Past Splash! grant projects include student monitoring of local water quality, environmental field studies and outreach campaigns designed to encourage water conservation. In addition to Splash! grant funding, the District offers free teacher professional development workshops and curriculum materials. The publications are correlated to Floridas Next Generation Sunshine State Science Standards and can also be ordered on the Districts website at WaterMatters.org/publications. Funds can be used toward water resources education project Special to the Riverland News M OTHER S D AY O UT Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsRomeo Elementary School students who produced the winning essays, from left with their mothers, are: Xavier Long, fourth grade, and mom, Jennifer; Natalie Carter, second grade, and mom, Stephanie; Jon Mims, fifth grade, and mom, Nancy; and Sierra Downes, third grade, and and mom, Lorissa Downes. The mothers were driven to Hello Gorgeous Salon in Ocala for a day of pampering, which included a manicure, make-up, massage and having their hair styled. ABOVE: Jennifer Long has a touch of make-up applied by an employee at Hello Gorgeous Salon. BELOW: Lorissa Downes has her nails done as Nancy Mims looks on. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News PRINCIPALS OFFICE Students, staff at DMS set to return W elcome back and Happy New Year to our Dunnellon Middle School students and staff as we return to school Tuesday, Jan. 3. We will follow our normally scheduled hours. Our DMS FFA students will start off the New Year with their monthly FFA meeting from 3:40 to 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. Wednesday, Jan. 4, and Thursday, Jan. 5, both the boys and girls basketball practice will be from 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the Gym. With the beginning of the New Year, we all can begin again. Dunnellon Middle School will offer students that are in jeopardy of failing a core class tutoring with teachers during the school day. The DMS teaching staff is working in rotation during their Lesson Study time to help these students who need an extra hand to be successful. We are very proud that DMS can offer this additional help. Thank you teachers! Parents may wish to set-up a Parent/ Teacher conference to discuss your childs progress. Please call our DMS Guidance Office to arrange to meet your childs teachers. Morning tutoring in the Media Center will continue to be available from 7:30 to 9 a.m. each day until the end of the year. Students need only to show up at the Media Center with the materials they would like assistance with. Our highly qualified teachers are here to help any student who wants it. Report cards are currently scheduled to be issued Friday, Jan. 27, and we invite all our students to take advantage of the extra help that is available to them. Jane Ashman DMS Principal
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Most Improved Tigers Most Dependable Tigers Alex Stetz, left, Will Thomas, Andrew Jackson, Desmond Crawford and Chris Rossi were selected as the Most Improved Tigers. Second Effort Award Leadership Award King of the Boards Most Valuable Players Top Tiger Newcomers Deneau-Richardson Pride Award Tiger Pride Award Jordon Boley, left, Anthony Burnham, Keiwan Jones and Jeremy Dominey were honored with the Second Effort Award. Dylan Tootle, left, and Keiwan Jones were honored with the Leadership Award. KeAndre Brooks, left, and Connor Wentz were recognized as King of the Boards. Wesley Beasley, left, and A.J. Basso were honored as the Offensive and Defensive MVP, respectively. L.J. Brown, left, and Bobby Robinson were recognized as the Top Tiger Newcomers. Anthony Burnham, right, with assistant coach Chris Richardson, was selected as the Deneau-Richardson Pride Award winner. Malcom Ross was recognized as the Tiger Pride Award Winner. Scholar Athletes Connor Wentz, left, Alex Stetz and Dillon Wiggins were honored as the Scholar Athletes. Dylan Tootle, left, Dillon Wiggins, Mohammed Refaei, Jordan Anderson and Shane Williams were selected as the Most Dependable Tigers. North Central Florida Senior Amateur Tour scheduled Jan. 12 THE VILLAGES The Senior Amateur Golf Tour is teeing it up to start its second season in North Central Florida on Thursday Jan. 12, initiating a series of 14 tournaments that includes two majors, all leading to the National Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. Tournaments are scheduled for some of the areas most prestigious courses and certain to prove to be a good test of golf for all competitors. The Tour is open to all skill levels, 50 years of age and older. Members are placed in one of four flights: Championship Flight (0-3.9 handicap), A Flight (4.0-8.9), B Flight (9.013.9), C Flight (14.0-plus). Covenant Childrens Home Race for the Kids slated for Feb. 11 The Covenant Childrens Home of Dunnellon will host a 5K Run/1-Mile Walk/Kids Fun Run Saturday, Feb. 11, at Spruce Creek Preserve Community on State Road 200. The race will start at 8 a.m. for runners and 8:30 for walkers. The event will be held rain or shine. Covenant Childrens Home is located on a 20-acre site in Citrus County, approximately 1-mile south of Dunnellon. Currently, there is one home capable of housing eight resident children and the house parent family. There is also a private school for the children at the home. Eventually, the organization would like expand its site to include five houses with a total of 40 children being served. The event will help provide the funding required for operation of the Covenant Childrens Home. The entry fee is $20 for those who pre-register and $25 the day of race. All pre-registered runners and walkers are guaranteed a T-shirt and gift bag. Awards will be presented to the top finishers in each age group. All participants in the Kids Fun Run will receive a participation medallion. Register at www.cchfl.org or www.drcsports.com. See TOUR page 9 Special to the Riverland News R IVERLAND SPORTS 8 Riverland News, Thursday, December 29, 2011 Save $10 now thru 12/31/11 0 0 0 A 5 8 O JOIN THE SENIOR AMATEUR GOLF TOUR www.senioramateurgolftour.net JOIN THE GOLFWEEK AMATEUR TOUR www.amateurgolftour.net North Central Florida Jim Castello, 352-446-3446
where he started to get many more snaps late in the year and on special teams, where he drew praise from head coach Jimbo Fisher on more than one occasion. Despite not getting much playing time, Brooks actually ranks second in pass break-ups this season for FSU defensive backs. He has five on the year. Starting safety Lamarcus Joyner has eight (as does defensive end Bjoern Werner). And as the season wore on, it seemed like No. 31 became more and more noticeable on the Florida State defense. Hell be in the mix next year to be a starter, Joyner said of Brooks. But while hes out there he makes the best of it. We appreciate that as a team. Hes not a selfish guy. Hes not starting. But hes coming in and making plays and not complaining. All you can do is respect that. With senior safety Terrance Parks getting ready to play his last game, Brooks will definitely be in the hunt for his vacated spot when spring practice rolls around. He was asked if he viewed the upcoming Champs Sports Bowl against Notre Dame as well as the practices preceding it as a chance for him to stake his claim for the starting spot. For me, Im just trying to go hard in every game and get better every time I step on the field, Brooks said. I just try to produce every time I get out there. Even if Im out there for a limited time I try to give it my all and make plays. Tournament sites include: Stone Creek, Ocala; Red Tail, Sorrento; Juliette Falls, Dunnnellon; Timacuan, Lake Mary; Black Bear, Eustis; Country Club of Ocala; Mission Inn, Howey-in-the-Hills; Golden Hills, Ocala; Alaqua, Longwood; Eagle Dunes, Sorrento; Black Diamond, Lecanto; Southern Hills, Brooksville; Harbor Hills, Lady Lake; and, World Woods, Homosassa Springs. The tournaments at Mission Inn and World Woods are major twoday, 36-hole tournaments that award double points and prizes. This often affects the standings in each flight since the top 10 points leaders in each flight are invited to the National Championship held in November. Tournament format is gross stroke play, with USGA rules in effect. A software program tracks each players handicap to ensure participants are placed in their proper flight. Once you begin playing on Tour, the integrity of each flight is kept and many players are moved up in flights during the season. A Skins game is also available. Players are truly treated like pros, said local Tour Director Jim Castello. This Tour gives competitive golfers the opportunity to test their skills on some of the finest courses in the area with some of the areas finest players. Tour President Dennis McCormac, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., heads-up the 13year old Tour in 12 markets across the country. A Tour member in North Central Florida can play in any Senior Amateur Golf Tour event in any of our other Tour cities and a percentage of their points accumulate in their home Tour, said McCormac, emphasizing that this is a huge benefit for those who travel, especially those who Winter in Florida and Summer in the North. Tour membership fee is $85 and includes a tour gift pack, plus reduced rates on Tournament practice rounds. Entry fees vary with each event, and include cart, green fees, range balls and prizes. Golfers can check the Tour Manual, schedule, and sign up and pay by credit card at www.senioramateurgolftour.net. For more information contact Castello at 352446-3446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Riverland News, Thursday, December 29, 2011 9 000A5UW I know life doesnt come with a schedule. Thats why at State Farm you can always count on me for whatever you need 24 / 7, 365. GET TO A BETTER STATE CALL ME OR VISIT US ONLINE TODAY. 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Where Friends and Family Meet (352) 465-1818 Carmela s Carmela s Isnt Just Italian! 000A5TL 12169 S Williams St., Dunnellon OPEN 7 DAYS Ralph, April, and Staff would like to thank our customers for a great year because we are still here. We wish you a successful New Year and may every day be filled with love & happiness. We appreciate your business and always strive to make your visit a pleasant one. We will be open New Years Eve and New Years Day serving champagne to toast in the New Year. TOUR continued from page 8 BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Dec. 18: Holiday Closings: Parkview Lanes will be closed New Years Eve and New Years Day. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Wes Foley 276, 708; Joe Brooks 268; Marc Grasso 701; Dorine Fugere 272; Anna Dooley 255, 704; Bridget Foley 703. Scratch: Wes Foley 267, 681; Joe Brooks 259; Marc Grasso 662; Dorine Fugere 258, 568; Lori Ciquera 205, 579. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Bob Lucier 251, 659; Don Parcells 249, 669; Cindy Cotter 236, 680; Bessie Skill 236; Wanda Schroeder 231, 654. Scratch: Ken Sprague 240, 585; Bob Lucier 201; Don Parsells 522; Wanda Schroeder 181, 504; Cindy Cotter 158; Elaine Shea 457. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Ernie Wiemann 270, 652; Bob Mannella 262, 702; Pat Tutewohl 236, 601; Marylou Halovich 232; Pat Combs 634. Scratch: Bob Mannella 232, 612; Jerry Ness 214, 538; Pat Tutewohl 183, 442; Marylou Halovich 175; Pat Combs 450. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Diana Plevell 278, 716; Myla Wexler 267; Carol McHale 713. Scratch: Myla Wexler 213, 523; Diana Plevell 204, 494. Late Starters: Handicap: John Marcucci 291, 771; Ken Brown 244; Ted Rafanan 637; Ruth Ann Radford 236; Joan Cothern 236; Betty Rauch 230; Mona Rosado 230; Marie Mooney 641; Debbe Chung 630. Scratch: John Marcucci 268, 702; Ted Radford 234, 610; Joan Cothern 188, 478; Ruth Ann Radford 177; Fran Barlow 469. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Scott Brown 309; John Schott 299, 867; Bobby Finch 780. Scratch: Scott Brown 288; John Saltmarsh 256; John Schott 705; Tim Lawrence 687. Parkview Lanes Womens T rio: Handicap: Emma Jo Reaugh 239; Doti Wyspianski 238; Mona Rosado 639; Leslie Young 627. Scratch: Mary Briscoe 190, 518; Leslie Young 190, 504; Fran Barlow 187. Good T ime Bowlers: Handicap: Rocky Sincore 221, 615; Mike Hughes 220, 600; Laura Bonadonna 243, 606; Diane Collier 234, 605. Scratch: Rocky Sincore 180, 492; Dave Messenger 175, 471; Laura Bonadonna 189, 444; Diane Collier 177; Barb McNally 467. Parkview O wls: Handicap: Wes Foley 311; Jim Randle 299, 795; Robert Grooms 787; Barbara Rennekamp 298; Bridget Foley 280, 788; Debbie Mills 280, 776; Mar Conklin 776. Scratch: Wes Foley 269; Ives Chavez 247; Ted Rafanan 652; Jim Randle 633; Barbara Rennekamp 198; Debbie Mills 193, 515; Mar Conklin 503. Bowlers of the Week: Cindy Cotter, 80 pins over her average, and John Schott, 198 pins over his average. B O WL I NG continued from page 1
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Gordon Quigley, 7,401; 2. Shirley Busca, 5,430; 3. Betsy Davis, 4,960; 4. Jean Bozak, 4,730; 5. Nick Caspero, 4,700). Slams: Shirley Busca and Nick Caspero, 6 Spades made 7; Shirley Busca and Gordon Quigley, 6 D made 7. Results from Dec. 13: Winners: 1. Ruth Brucker, 6,190; 2. Wilma Jester, 5,710; 3. Tomiko Vasey, 4,730; 4. Jim Baker, 4,570; 5. Luise Pellett, 4,500). Slams: Millie Morales and Nick Caspero, 6H; Barbara Hanington and Ruth Brucker, 6NT made 7. Richard H. HessMr. Richard H. Hess, 97, of Ocala, passed away at his OTOW residence Dec. 18, 2011. He was born in Oakmont, Pa., Feb. 4, 1914, to parents, Henry E. and Mary Isabelle (McLaughlin) Hess. Mr. Hess retired as a dispatcher for the Port authority of Allegheny County. He lived in Clearwater, Fla., after retirement and moved to OTOW from there. He was an active golfer and bowler as recently as a year ago. He was known for his imaginative story telling, the kind that made you believe every word, true or not. Most of all, Mr. Hess lived the kind of life that he felt was pleasing to God, and often put his friends and neighbors ahead of himself. Many loved ones preceded him in death, including his first wife, Irene Hess; son, Kenneth Hess; daughter, Janet Hess; stepson, Richard Craig; son-in-law, Sidney C. Beauchamp; granddaughter, Deborah Louise Hodgson; second wife, Madge Hess; sisters, Mary Isabelle Kirchatz and Dorothy Sherrick; and brother, William George Hess. Those who survive him include his daughter, Mary Lou Beauchamp; stepchildren, Don Evans, Mary Anne Evans and James Evans; 15 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-greatgrandchildren. Memorial services for Mr. Hess were Wednesday, Dec. 28, Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West, 6241 S.W. State Road 200. Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West. Patrica M. LovertoPatrica M. Loverto, 53, passed away at her residence Dec. 23, 2011. She was born in Clarksburg, W.Va., to Charles and Sara Walters. After living most of her life in Clarksburg, she moved to Williston 11 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of the Golden Memories Car Club. She loved working with her computer, shopping at flea markets, fishing and spending time with her dogs and her family. She is survived by her husband of 10 years, Stanley; her mother, Sara Walters; her sons, James Digman and Carl Morrison Jr. (Melissa); her daughters, Christina McPherson (Nile), Lisa Morrison; her brothers, Philip and James Walters; her sisters, Lisa Frymyer, Susan Stalnaker, DeeDee Walters; four grandchildren, Carla Ann Morrison, Brian Lee Morrison, Amy Morrison and Nicole Morrison. She was preceded in death by her sons, Clarence and Terrance Digman, and her brother, Ed Walters. The family will hold a memorial service in her honor at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Knauff Funeral Home, Williston. OBITUARIES Richard H. Hess adding the utilities could have several benefits for the city. It would double the customer base, potentially add protection for the Rainbow River and, if required by the county, force those on septic systems to connect to the wastewater system. Both utilities are privately owned; however, if the city does purchase the systems, it will mean higher rates for customers of both utilities. Rainbow Springs owners, officials said, will pay 80 percent of the current rate but must pay an additional 25 percent surcharge because they are not city residents. Gradually, rates for Rainbow Springs customers will increase to match what current users are paying. Several residents from the area, which is north of the city limits, encouraged the Council to waive the 25 percent surcharge. There will be extreme hardships, Bob Frankenfield, president of the Property Owners Association, told Council members with the 6 percent to 7 percent increase in bills likely to come from new ownership. I request that you delay the surcharge by at least a year or two so folks can get their finances in order. I hope this doesnt add cost for the city, it could be very expensive. I certainly hope you dont go into default on the bond; it could be interesting for the city. Its not just Rainbow Springs carrying the ball, but the citizens as well. Paul Marriffino, also a Rainbow Springs resident, told the Council the 25 percent surcharge seemed hostile especially considering the system is privately owned and well-maintained. In all sense of fairness, it doesnt make any sense, to charge us extra, he explained. Rainbow Springs residents also had the support of Commission Chairman Charlie Stone, who encouraged the Council to do the same as well as offer some advice. I want to tell you weve purchased some utilities that are not as sound as what wed hoped, he explained. I hope and pray that yours is as fantastic as it sounds; otherwise it puts a heavy burden on the rate payers. I would also like to encourage you to not charge these folks the extra money, it would be nice if you can do that. Mayor Ward said its necessary and within the citys legal rights to charge an extra 25 percent surcharge for water users in both areas. He also said the city and council is not insensitive to the economic impact it would cause, which is why the city will slowly increase the rates during the next few years. One thing weve got to do, and I know people are complaining about raising their rates, $5 to $6 a month, he said. But there are no reserves, we didnt buy any reserves. There are no reserves in this plant. Weve got to build the reserves, who know if youve got a breakdown that wed have to go in and fix. Reserves factor into this too. Current users of the Juliette Falls utility, which totals about 30 customers, will automatically begin paying the full rate, plus the surcharge. Algiere told Council members a study conducted by Burton & Associates shows the city could make a profit of $250,000 if it purchases both systems. The bond is for five years, Algiere said, but noted it has a 20-year amortization obligation, meaning officials can refinance after five years. City resident Mary Ann Hilton expressed her concern about the city bonding more funds, especially since the city is already on the hook for $7.3 million in funding for Greenlight Communications which has yet to establish a customer base because of delays in launching the system. The city is already in default on that loan, she said. Marsha Segal-George, assistant city attorney, said thats not true. Well, when you cannot make your payments, I consider that to be in default, Hilton responded. Im concerned that the city is going to go bankrupt. MAYO R continued from page 1
Church to host bible studyFirst Baptist Church of Dunnellon will host a series titled, Precept Upon Precept, a communitywide, interdenominational study of Abraham: Becoming a Friend of the Faithful God, a beginners class. The study will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, starting Jan. 12, at the church at 20831 Powell Road. Cost is $13.50 plus a few other onetime supplies. For more information, call Debbie Coradi at 445-9528. Rainbow Springs church to host LIFT ministryJoin the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If childcare is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For more information about this ministry, e-mail Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople. org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, contact the church at 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople. An old year is fading and a new year is upon us again. Looking back over the old year, I worry that my blunders were not as bad as they could have been. Did I make all the gaffes I possibly could? Did I fill my quota? What is my quota, anyway? The New Year offers the opportunity to start over. Actually, what happens is people simply make new mistakes curiously similar to the mistakes made during the old year. What a waste of time. What is wrong with my old mistakes? The only thing I can think of is that I did not work hard enough to make the most of them. It is one thing to make a mistake, but it is quite another thing to perfect the art of making a mistake so that you do not have to repeat it ever again. Too many amateurs have given mistake-making a bad name. Some mistakes take lots of time to fully mature, but when its time comes, I want to make sure it is implemented as smoothly and as perfectly as possible. I refuse to execute any mistake before its time. If I am any judge of character, the majority of people will not make any new mistakes this coming New Year. Oh, they think they are making new mistakes but in reality, they are dusting off old ones and re-dating them for the current year. For those who take mistake-making seriously, allow me to offer some help to guide this pursuit in the coming New Year. Look back over the old year and make a list of all of the mistakes you have made. If you are a husband, solicit help from your wife, who will be able to remember all of those mistakes you have forgotten. (Not to mention one or two you did not make.) Go over each mistake on your list and determine if it needs repeated for the New Year. It does not make sense in doing new mistakes if you are not finished with the old ones. Nothing is more disheartening than a halfbaked mistake. For every mistake from the previous year not needing repeating, place a nice red star in front of it. That mistake can now go into your Hall of Blame, which you will never have to repeat again. Of course, you will have some mistakes, even though they have been perfectly executed are well worth repeating. Now look at all of those mistakes listed for repeating during the New Riverland News, Thursday, December 29, 2011 11 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 000986N 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 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 0009875 The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org Peace Lutheran Church 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 GATHERINGSA 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 0009TUI D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Traditional Worship 8:00 AM With Communion Each Week Contemporary Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Sharing Gods Light 352-489-4026 www.SharingGodsLight.org 000986W 0009871 489-2685 Hall Available For Community Functions Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Rite I 8:00AM Coffee Hour 9:00AM Rite II 10:00AM Sunday 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 0009879 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com 000986J MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Emmanuel Akalue, Pastor 0009R66 000986A Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name 0006ZUU U nitarian U niversalists 7633 N. Florida Ave. (Route 41) Citrus Springs N a t u r e C o a s t 465-4225 WWW NCUU ORG SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 A.M. W HERE REASON & RELIGION M EET GLBT WELCOME Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School . . 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . . . 4:00 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000986T The Citrus County Fair Association proudly presents January 27 open 4 p.m. pull 6 p.m. January 28 open 10 a.m. pull 1 p.m. January 29 open 11 a.m. pull 1 p.m. For more information call 726-2993 or go to www.citruscountyfair.com 13th Annual Save on advanced ticket sales One day: Adult $8, children 4-11 $4 Two day: Adult $15, children 4-11 $7 Three day: Adult $23, children 4-11 $10 0009YW3 Sponsored by: Eagle Buick GMC, Holcim US Inc., Citrus County Chronicle. Truck Pulling Exhibition Each Day! 0 0 0 9 U Y X SAVE A STAMP Renew your subscription online today! Its fast, easy and secure. www.riverlandnews.com If you cant resolve em, perfect last years mistakes OUT TO PASTOR CHURCH EVENTS Rev. 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12 Riverland News, Thursday, December 29, 2011 WRAPPING UP THE SEASON Photos by CAITLYN DUNNING/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon Elementary School fifth-graders sing a holiday tune for the crowd as thirdthrough fifth-grade students perform rece ntly during their Winter Concert. Annealeize Hall-Gutierrez, third-grader, strikes a pose during the classs performance. Matthew Livingston and Arden Ellis ham it up a bit at the end of one song. Fifth-grader Jullian Capps performed a solo for the crowd. Third-grader Andrew Mills waves to the crowd during the Winter Concert. Austyn West, fifth-grader, shops at Santas Workshop.
DCF seeks volunteers for programThe Department of Children and Families in your community has been awarded a Food Stamp Participation Grant. DCF is looking for committed volunteers with computer experience to help our food stamp customers navigate the online application process. For more information, call (352) 330-5518. U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For more information, visit www.manateediv.org or call Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at (352) 212-5473 or email@example.com.Homeownership opportunities available Have you ever dreamed of owning your own home? If you said yes to this question, Habitat for Humanity of Marion County Inc. might be able to make that dream a reality. Do you have a monthly income of $1,200? Have you been on your job for six months? Is your credit score 525 or higher? Even if you have had some credit issues in the past, we may be able to help you and your family get the keys to your new home. We have staff dedicated to work with you to resolve most obstacles that will prevent you from becoming a homeowner. Habitat for Humanity of Marion County Inc. has housing opportunities available in the Dunnellon area. If you are willing to be part of our hand up, not a hand out program, we might be able to make homeownership a possibility. For more information, call 352-3514663. Friends of the Library book store open The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Book Store, which is inside the library, is at 20351 Robinson Road, behind Sweetbay. There are novels, bios, cooking, gardening, inspirational, craft, self-help, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-On-Tape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call the library at 4384520. Church of the Advent slates holiday servicesEpiscopal Church of the Advent will host Christmas services on the following day: New Years Day Sunday Services: 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Church of the Advent is at 11251 S.W. County Road 484, Dunnellon, 1.2 Miles west of State Road 200. For more information, call 352-465-7272. Joy Lutheran Church to host Gospel trio The Jacob Brothers Gospel Music Trio will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Joy Lutheran Church in the church sanctuary. Joy Lutheran Church is at Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information, call 352-854-4509, ext 221. Reflections church relocating Jan. 8Beginning Sunday, Jan. 8, Reflections Church will move to Citrus Springs Middle School for Sunday worship services. The time of the service will remain at 10:15 am. Childrens Church and child care will be available. Worship services will continue at the Citrus Springs Community Center until the move. For more information, call 794-3326. Universalists to present series on mandala Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists have scheduled a series devoted to learning about mandalas. The series will begin at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8 with a talk by Patricia Kittleman, a student and teacher of the mandala. The following three topics will be at 1 p.m. Sundays, beginning Jan. 15. Learn how to draw your own personal mandala for enjoyment, relaxation and meditation. The drawing sessions will be led by Jan Hitchcock, art instructor from CCF. Cost is $10 for each art class. Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists is at 7633 N. Florida Ave., Citrus Springs. For more information or to sign up, call Pam Ricker at 489-3545. Pianist to perform at church concert seriesThe Dunnellon Presbyterian Concert Series will present Dr. Boaz Sharon, internationally known pianist and recording artist, in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. Dr. Sharon is professor of Piano and Chair of Piano at Boston University and director of the Young Artists Piano Program at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He was formerly Pianistin-Residence at Duke University and professor of Piano at the University of Florida. Dunnellon Presbyterian Church is at 20641 Chestnut St. A love offering for Dr. Sharon will be taken at the conclusion of the concert. Riverland News, Thursday, December 29, 2011 13 0009SR4 WINDOW TINTING World Class Window Tinting Reduce Heat, Fade, Glare AUTO HOME OFFICE Marion & Citrus 352-465-6079 Free Estimates ROOFING & GUTTERS We Specialize In Re-Roofing Shingles & Metal We Manufacture & Install Seamless Gutters Hill Roofing Co., Inc. 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Williams St., Dunnellon (352) 465-9103 Mon.-Sat. 8:30 7:30pm Sun. 11-6:30pm Great Family Dinner Specials G a e t a n o s S u b s G a e t a n o s S u b s Gaetanos Subs With this ad get 10% OFF your first catering order throughout the holidays! Boy Scouts donate to Food Pantry Special to the Riverland NewsScouts from Boy Scout Troop 452 donated canned goods, whole pumpkin pies and dressing for Thanksgiving Food Baskets, which included turkeys, hams, potatoes, cranberries, vegetables and bread, to the Food Pantry in Blue Cove. They also assisted the pantry in distribution of the food baskets. Those wishing to donate to the Food Pantry in Blue Cove, can mail donations to Holy Faith Episcopal Church, 19924 West Blue Cove Drive, Dunnellon, FL, 34433, Attn: Food Pantry. CHURCH EVENTS COMMUNITY EVENTS
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Agency needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021. Retired Nurses to meet in January The Citrus Marion Chapter of The Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the West Marion Medical Building, Room 240. Monica Beaton, a physical therapist and certified vestibular therapist, will be the guest speaker. The charity for January is Kids Central and cashonly donations can be made. RNs wishing to attend should call Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Thursday, Jan. 19.Community Thrift Shop in need of volunteersThe Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop is looking for a few volunteers to assist us a half a day a week or just occasionally in the thrift shop at 20815 W. Pennsylvania Avenue. Snowbirds are also welcome for the months youre here. For more information, call Ellie Rex, volunteer coordinator, at 489-9127 or visit dunnellonthriftshop.org. Annie Johnson in need of volunteersThe Annie Johnson Thrift Store is in need of volunteers Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 465-7957. Police collecting used cell phones The Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for Domestic Violence victims. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violent shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique, 20491 The Granada, Dunnellon. Cub Scouts meet at churchCub Scout Pack 508 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Highway 484, Ocala. For more information, call 465-7272. Local womens cat photo picked for desk calendar It only took one life to get Joy Rawls feline friend, Twinkle into the Workman pet calendar. Twinkle is a 10-year-old female Calico that was rescued by Rawls and LaRue Dinkins when it was about a year old, and has been a member of the family ever since. One day, Twinkle was feeling playful and jumped on the gargoil in their yard. She had jumped up on the statue, Rawls exclaimed. Added Dinkins: We just thought it was a cute picture. The friends liked the picture so much they decided to send it off, hoping it would be chosen for the pet calendar the following year. The picture sent to Workman Publishing nearly a decade ago, but was recently selected for the calendar and will be used as the catof-the-day for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. I was so surprised when I got the letter in the mail, the picture has to be 10 years old! Rawls said with excitement in her voice. That year Rawls and LaRue Dinkins sent six pictures in, Twinkles picture is the first to be chosen so far. It must have been the cats meow since Workman Publishing handles thousands of photographs a year. Twinkle is one of six cats owned by Rawls. All of her cats are rescues and she fosters a few more along side Dinkins, on Dinkins brothers property. With her picture already in a calendar, Twinkles next eight lives are sure to be exciting. Year. Prioritize them so you can begin the New Year with a good plan. Prioritizing this list and think of ways in which you can improve on your mistakes over the past year. No satisfaction compares with doing something as good as you can. Some people have the strange idea that they live a completely mistake free life. The Bible, an authority on mistakes, says this; If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (1 John 1:8-10 KJV.) The great hope we have is that there is no mistake bigger than Gods ability to forgive. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2 @att.net. The church website is www.whata fellowship.com. Riverland News, Thursday, December 29, 2011 15 Riverland News MONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORS TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. 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Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to Riverland News office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 279-1229 RIV Lien Notices 1/10 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 01/10/2012, 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. 3B7HF13Y1VG732178 1997 DODGE Dec. 29, 2011. Lien Notices 278-1229 RIV1/12 SalePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 01/12/2012 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. 1FTDF1729VKC16082 1997 FORD 1HGCD5665TA151684 1996 HONDA 1HGEM21961L016434 2001 HONDA 2HGFA16909H353934 2009 HONDA Dec. 29, 2011. 280-1229 RIV1/17 salePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will Lien Notices be sold at public auction to satisfy a lien, per Fl Stat 713.585, at 10:00 AM on January 17, 2012 at Defios Paint & Body Shop Inc, 6319 SW 38th St, Ocala FL 34474, phone 352-854-2220.No titles, as is, cash only. 2009 Honda Accord 2D, VIN 1HGCS12369A007029 Cash sum to redeem vehicle $2176.11. 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. Dec. 29, 2011. 277-1229 RIV Trembczynski, Roman G. 42-2011-CP-001155 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA File No.: 42-2011-CP-001155 PROBATE DIVISION In Re: the Estate of Roman G. Trembczynski, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Roman G. Trembczynski, deceased, whose date of death was August 13, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Florida, Probate Division; Case Number 42-2011-CP-001155-AXXX-XX, the address of which is Post Office Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478. 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 who have claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice 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 AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Notwithstanding the time periods set forth above, any claim filed two (2) years or more after the decedents date of death is barred. The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 22, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Roman J. Tremb 3010 Andover Court, Mount Dora, Florida 32757 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Gregory R. Garner, Esq. Florida Bar Number 0084197 E-mail: email@example.com Christopher J. Shipley, Esq., MBA, CPA Florida Bar Number 0568831 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org SHIPLEY LAW FIRM 20110 U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora, Florida 32757-6963 Telephone: (352) 383-3397 Facsimile: (352) 383-1364 December 22 and 29, 2011. Todays New Ads AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS Jan. 1, 2012 1-800-438-8559 Lost Lost Maltese/Yorkie mix, lost 12/22/11 near the mailboxes at Singapore Ave and Jakarta Ct,has his color on,male dog. Please bring my baby home.Please call (352) 564-3999 Professional Accepting applications for Multimedia Designer.Develop successful online and print advertising campaigns for all aspects of print and interactive advertising. Qualifications BS in graphic design, and art related field and/or computer science (or equivalent) At least two years in Internet development Apple products working environment, Apple products experience a plus Proficient in a wide range of tools such as Photo Shop and Flash Must be able to interact with customers professionally and efficiently 1 to 4 years in web design, online development Send Resume and Cover Letter to: mar nold@ chr onicleonline.com EOE, drug screen required for final applicant. MANAGERS NEEDED Exp. preferred but not required, training provided. 401(k) and medical. Advancement opportunities. $600-$800 per week. Ask for Stacy, 352-436-4460 Wanted to Buy HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $25.00 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 TASHAS TOWING We buy Junk and Unwanted cars. 352-426-4267 Wanted to Buy WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyAr ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 WANTEDCement Block Houses in Citrus Springs or Rainbow Lakes $35K maximum must be in good condition (352) 445-2975 WANTED Gold or Silver Coins, scrap jewelry, Old knifes & Guns .Pay Cash 352-344-1283 Pets Pet Care In Your HomeAnimal Lover, Former Nurse, 352-465-8660 Bonded Pet Care In Your HomeAnimal Lover, Former Nurse, 352-465-8660 Bonded Mobile Homes For Rent DUNNELLON 3/2/1 RENT TO OWN Owner help w/ finan. RUBLESRENT ALS.COM (561) 719-8787 (561) 575-1718 aftr 7pm INVERNESS RENT SPECIAL : Sec. dep, pro-rated over 3 mo. period in the INVERNESS WATERFRONT 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 1 BR home $325 plus. 2BR home $450 includes H20. 2 BR, 1.5 bath, Park Model $500. Pets considered. Section 8 accepted. (352) 476-4964 Mobile Homes For Sale INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Mobile Homes In Park INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 BR, 1.5 BA for $2,000 must be approved352-476-4964 Rental Houses BEVERLY HILLS2/1, 20 S. Osceola, $525. mo. 352-697-1907 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. Inverness Homes Have it all! Inverness Highlands, S.Carol Terrace. Huge 1 Family. Major updates youll enjoy only in a new home. Owner down sized, will negotiate. In natures paradise this 4 bedroom 3 bath on 2.8 acres fits a family with children who love to play explorer. Own deep well (no water bills!), plus new whole-house water treatment system, 16x34 in-ground screened pool with fountain and lights. New 2-zone energy efficient heat/cool; new full attic R-30 insulation; new attic solar fan; new ducts/vents; updated bathrooms, 2 new AirMaster air cleaning units to remove dust, pollen, mold spores. Majestic trees. Extra long concrete driveway. Watch the deer play from the lanai or living room window. Newer (2002) Timberline roof, ridge vents, 7 solar tubs thru out the house. Two hot water heaters. Wired for generator. Completely chain link fenced. Corral your horses, park your boat or RV. ON property 7 palm trees value $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $209,900. (Price below Estimate Villa.com) Contact owner, 352-556-1510, 352-238-6274 email: email@example.com Inverness Homes INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Campers/ Travel Trailers I BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403R IVERLANDN EWSC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Vehicles Wanted JUNK CARS COMPLETE JUNK CARS AND TRUCKS PAYING FROM $200 AND UP !!!DEPENDING ON MAKE MODEL& YEAR. NO TITLE NEEDED. FREE TOWING. SAME DAYREMOVALOPEN 7 DAYS AWEEK CALL TODAYFOR AFREE QUOTE. WE PAYTHE MOST (352)301-8888 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS Jan. 1, 2012 1-800-438-8559 Home/Office Cleaning ANNS HOME KEEPING. Reasonable Rates & References Licensed w/19 yrs experience. (352) 489-7616 Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale! You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Home/Office Cleaning PASTOR continued from page 11 RACHEL HORNE For the Riverland News COMMUNITY EVENTS Special to the Riverland NewsTwinkle, a 10-year-old female Calico that was rescued by Joy Rawls and LaRue Dinkins, is featured in Workman Publishings desk calendar and is the cat-of-theday Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.
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