Riverland news
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Title: Riverland news
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Publisher: Citrus Pub.
Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
Dunnellon, FL
Publication Date: 07-12-2012
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Marion -- Dunnellon
General Note: "The newspaper built on community pride."
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, July 12, 2012Vol 30 No. 38 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Resident graduates Air Force trainingAir Force Airman Jordan M. Williams graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Williams is a 2008 graduate of Dunnellon Christian Academy. He earned an associate degree in 2009 from Santa Fe College, Gainesville.Blood Drive slated today at Winn DixieFloridas Blood Centers will host a Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Winn Dixie Parking lot at 10051 S. U.S. 41. Donors will receive a free movie ticket from Fandango. Alyx donors will also receive a $10 Darden gift card by mail if eligible. If you have any questions about donating blood, call Floridas Blood Centers at (888) 936-6283 or visit www. floridasbloodcenters.org. AARP Driver Safety class slatedAn AARP Driver Safety Class for those 50 and older, which with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $ 14 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $ 12. Bring your AARP card with you. The course which has no pass/fail test will be given from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18, at Rainbow Lake Estates Clubhouse, north of Dunnellon. Class size is limited. For information or reservations about this class, call 489-1574. Council tasked with filling void Itll be back to business next Wednesday for the Dunnellon City Council, but it wont be the same with the recent death of Vice Mayor Fred Stark. The first task at hand for the Council will be finding a replacement for the 75-year-old Stark, who died in an accident outside his house in Vogt Springs. The City Charter allows for the Council to appoint someone to fill the vacancy until the next election, which is scheduled for November. It doesnt happen overnight, weve certainly got to get it done as quickly as we can, Mayor Fred Ward said. Its not the first time this has happened, having to appoint someone because of a death or a resignation. Well just have to find someone thats willing to serve that we can all agree on. Whoever fills Starks term will Fred Stark Fred Ward Death of Vice Mayor Stark leaves council with seat to replace quickly JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Gearing up for the Games 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS LONDON I f you call Rebecca Smoleys cell phone and she doesnt answer, youll hear her favorite phrase: If you can dream it, you can do it.I know its a little cheesy and clich, but I just believe you can do anything if you really set your mind to it, but its true, the 2009 Dunnellon High School graduate said. For the 21-year-old University of Florida student, dreaming big certainly has taken on a larger meaning the past year as she and her teammates on the Gators Marching Band have been preparing for what even Smoley calls an over the top experience even she never dreamed of. Smoley and the rest of the Gators Marching Band will perform at the Opening Ceremony for the 30th annual Summer Olympic Games in London. The 2012 Summer Olympics are scheduled to start Friday, July 27, with the Opening Ceremony set to air at 9 p.m. on NBC, which is covering the Summer Olympics this year. Im really excited, I get more and more excited about it, she said. Ive been having dreams about it and London. It makes it even more exciting that Im going with all of my friends; itll be me and 20 of my closest friends. Ive always believed Im destined to do great things, but never thought it of this. Of course, I would not come up with the exact scenario, because its over the top. Smoley and other members of the Gator Marching Band learned of the opportunity last summer, months before there was a public announcement. She said when she and other Section Leaders in the band Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsRebecca Smoley, a 2009 graduate of Dunnellon High School, performs with the Gator Marching Band during half-time of a Florida home football game. Smoley will perform with the Gator Marching Band in the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. DHS grad to perform during Opening Ceremony of Summer Olympics Man, 26, accepts plea deal Singleton will serve 44 months A 26-year-old Dunnellon man will serve 44 months in prison, according to court documents, when he accepted a plea deal Friday for his alleged involvement in air conditioner burglaries. According to court records, Joseph A. Singleton took the deal from prosecutors after he was charged as a principal to numerous charges related to air conditioner thefts. Singletons wife, Jessica, has a sentencing date scheduled for Aug. 17, according to court records. According to the initial arrest report in the case, authorities had been conducting an ongoing investigation of the couple and tracked them during a heist in September 2011. Police took both of them into custody when they encountered them at CMC Recycling in Ocala. According to his arrest report, Joseph Singleton first denied all involvement in the burglaries when law enforcement officials took him into custody, and blamed another suspect in the case. His wife, according to her arrest report, admitted to authorities she was involved in the incidents but said she only participated due to being afraid of (Singleton) beating her and harming their infant child. According to records, after being charged with the air conditioner burglaries, Joseph Singleton violated his probation for a July 2009 incident. According to reports, Singleton and another person allegedly attempted to use a stolen credit card to purchase a computer and television. Records state he pleaded no contest to the charges from that case and was sentenced to six days in jail and three years of probation. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsRep. Cliff Sterns, R-Ocala, recently addressed Rainbow Springs residents at Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. Congressman addresses Rainbow Springs residents First, Dunnellon city officials got their chance to bend the ear of Congressman Cliff Sterns. During his recent meeting with the Dunnellon City Council, the U.S. representative seeking reelection praised city officials for their foresight in taking the lead on implementing the utility system. Rep. Sterns also told city officials there was still money available in the stimulus package, and even though the city is in the process of building its system, he would find out if the money can be used to expand the system. Youre ahead of the curve thinking that way, Rep. Stearns told officials about creating their own broadband network. In a few years, most of the commerce in this nation is going to be done via the Internet. That didnt sit too well with the 2,500-plus residents of Rainbow Springs, which is also a part of the congressmans voting block. On Tuesday, July 3, 250 filed into the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club for Smoley waves to the crowd after performing during half-time of a Gators home football game. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See GEARING page 9 Citizens voice displeasure with city officials AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News See RESIDENTS page 9 See VOID page 9


TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For more information, call 465-5807. Riverland News Editor Jeff Bryan won a total of six awards in two recent press contests, including four first-place plaques. This definitely ranks as one of the biggest personal achievements in my career. Ive had a chance to savor the moment, but there is work to be done in continuing to make the Riverland News the best paper in the state. With everyones help, I believe that goal is attainable. In the Florida Press Associations Better Weekly Newspaper Contest, Bryan brought home first place in Spot News Photography in Division C, which features weekly newspapers with a circulation of 5,000 or less. Bryan won five awards in the Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. contest, a companywide awards event that features more than 40 weekly newspapers. In the LCNI contest, Bryan won: First place in Excellence in Feature Writing; First Place in Excellence in News Photography; First Place in Best Front Page Design A1; Third Place in Excellence in Sports Writing; Best Photo Page Layout. I cannot thank the community enough for letting me into their lives and share their stories with the folks in the community, whether its a personal triumph or tragedy, said Bryan, who has served as editor at the Riverland News for almost two years now. They are the reason for these awards, and they deserve as much credit as I do. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, July 12, 2012 000BZ66 000BZQG NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! ACCEPTING MEDICAID INCLUDING CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS 0 0 0 B Z 0 A 000BYKT Editor garners six journalism awards Jeff Bryan Dunnellon Moose Lodge awards scholarships Special to the Riverland NewsDunnellon Moose Lodge recently presented four scholarships to recent Dunnellon High School graduates. Members of the Moose Lodge recognizing the recipients, from left, are: John Lawrence, Bob Giles, Jordan Anderson, Shelby Payne, Omar Desarden, Gilson Quick, Brook Owens and Bill Hunt. COMMUNITY BRIEF


Master Choir holding auditions The Central Florida Master Choir is hosting auditions for the group. The ability to read music, harmonize and match pitch are required along with prioritizing rehearsals and performances. For more information or to schedule an audition, call Hal McSwain at 352-237-3035 or 352-615-7677. For more information about the group, visit www.cfmasterchoir.comFriends 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. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends Book Store, with all proceeds benefitting the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends are committed to giving $2500 per month to your library as a book endowment (new books), in addition to providing office equipment, landscaping, and various other library enhancements. For more information, call the library at 438-4520. The Dunnellon Police Department hosted its Appreciation Dinner June 28 at Abigails Cafe, at 20607 W. Pennsylvania Ave. The evening was no ordinary night for the Dunnellon Police Department, officers, staff and volunteers who were honored for exceptional hard work and dedication to the community throughout 2011. The event started off with games and excitement, followed by dinner that featured Christina Fernandez elegant style of cooking. To honor her officers, staff and volunteers for outstanding hard work, numerous volunteer hours and dedication toward their community and the police department, Chief Joanne Black awarded each of the following Officer Of The Year: Mike Miley presented with an Eagle statute. Commendation Awards: Sgt. Jacob Gonzalez, for his keen investigative skills that led to the arrest of a mother who was abusing her infant child; Cpl. Bruce Arnold, for saving the life of a female on the Rainbow River and successfully solving the armed robbery at the Murphy USA; Lt. Sue Webb, for rescuing five people before their boat sank and assisting in the rescue of 37 animals in an animal hoarding case, which led to the arrest of two people; Officer Carolina Rolfes, for her successful efforts in the rescue of 37 animals in an animal hoarding case, which led to the arrest of two people; Officer Aaron German, for assisting in the rescue of 37 animals in an animal hoarding case, which led to the arrest of two people; Officer Shane Yox, for rescuing five people before their boat sank; Tammy Myers, Customer Service Award; and Darlene Parker, for her research and acquiring grants. Certificate of Appreciation: All officers and staff were commended for their dedication and commitment to the citizens of Dunnellon and non-profit organizations. Each member volunteered numerous hours in order to give back to their community. Volunteer Awards: This award is given in recognition of the many hours giving freely to the community, citizens and nonprofit organizations. Lt. Sue Webb Volunteer Officer of the Year with 211 hours. Darlene Parker Volunteer Staff Member of the Year with 148 hours. Chaplain Ed Anthony Serving as the Chaplain and assisting the officers, staff and other employees of the city. Charlene Williams More than 200 hours of volunteer hours to assist the Police Department, Dunnellon community, citizens and nonprofit organizations. Michael Anger 60 hours of volunteer hours to assist the police department, community, citizens and nonprofit organizations. Chief Black and the police department recognized Fernandez, the Community Service Award recipient. Fernandez has donated countless hours toward the city of Dunnellon police department and its citizens and her dedication is very much appreciated, Chief Black said. She also offered her eatery for the police department to hold the banquet. The sponsors are a big part in making the Appreciation Banquet a huge success, Black said, taking time to thank each one individually. They are, she said: NdtArtemis, Yamato Japanese and Steak House, Panera Bread, Five Guys, Horse & Hound Restaurant, Dunkin Donuts, Red Lobster, Tonys Sushi, Wonder Works, Weeki Wachee, Birds Underwater, Ghost Tours of Ocala, Dinosaur World, Old Town USA, Lion Safari, Cracker Barrel, Carrabas Italian Grill, Codys, Manatee Lanes, Lowes, Starlight Cruises, Outback Steakhouse, House of Japan, Butterfly Garden, Chick-fil-a, Ruby Tuesdays, High Times Parasail, Lego Land, CSI the Experience, The Florida Aquarium and Daytona Lagoon. Riverland News, Thursday, July 12, 2012 3 A member of the Florida Press Association 352-489-2731 352-489-6593 (Fax) The Riverland News serves Dunnellon and the surrounding areas: Blue Cove, Chatmire, Hills of Ocala, Lake Tropicana, Rainbows End, Rainbow Lakes Estates, All the Rainbow Springs Area, Rio Vista and Vogt Springs.The Riverland News is delivered on Thursday to subscribers by our carriers and mail. The newspaper is also available inside area stores and at various boxes throughout the community. Local subscription rate is $27 a year. Call for Florida and out-of-Florida rates. The Riverland News is published in Dunnellon, FL by Citrus Publishing, Inc., 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429-5760. CALL 489-2731 For Information On Subscriptions, Display Advertising And Business & Church Directory Ads. TO SUBMIT NEWS ITEMS EMAIL TO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON FRIDAY. News items about happenings at area churches and clubs, school and sporting activities, military promotions, announcement of births, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, first and 90+ birthdays, and similar community news items are accepted for publication. PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT DUNNELLON, FL. SECOND CLASS PERMIT #681-730 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: RIVERLAND NEWS, 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. 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The trio received recognition during an awards ceremony at the FAC Annual Conference in Orlando, in June. Certified County Commissioner program participants voluntarily complete a series of courses totaling 42 hours. Course topics are geared toward enhancing skills relevant to a commissioners duties as an elected official and include financial management, economic development, ethics and sunshine law and county government structure and authority among others. Coursework typically takes 12 to 18 months to complete. Launched by FAC in 2006, the Advanced County Commissioner education program, The Florida Forum for County Leaders, is a leadership series designed for graduates of the Certified County Commissioners program. The curriculum is organized as a series of three seminars, with 27 hours of coursework. Seminar topics focus on leadership areas including governing during turbulent and transformative times and understanding and working with stakeholders. These certifications allow our citizen electorate to become experts in county government, improving their communities, said FAC Executive Director Chris Holley. A total of 33 commissioners received the Certified County Commissioner designation at this years conference; 12 graduated with the Advanced County Commissioner title. For more information about the Certified County Commissioner or Advanced County Commissioner programs, visit www.fl-counties.com. Photos special to the Riverland News Marion County Commissioner Stan McClain, right, receives his Advanced County Commissioner credentials from Janet Taylor, chairwoman of the Florida Counties Foundation and Hendry County Commissioner, at the Florida Association of Counties conference in Orlando. Commissioner Carl Zalak III, left, and Marion County Commission Vice Chair Kathy Bryant, right, receive their Certified County Commissioner credentials from Janet Taylor, chairwoman of the Florida Counties Foundation and Hendry County Commissioner, at the Florida Association of Counties conference. Special to the Riverland News Special to the Riverland News COMMUNITY EVENTS


River views How can city manager say finances are in good shape?If any of you who received the current water bill from the City of Dunnellon read the letter that was enclosed, you may have said are these people living in the Land of Oz? How can Lisa Algiere state that the citys finances are in good shape? They are millions in debt, paying $2 million more for a water system that was appraised at a lower amount, starting up a communications system (Greenlight) and installing the wires in Rainbow Springs even before asking if the resident would be signing up for it. No one I know is. And the system is not as yet up and running, and they, as I understand it, are behind in loan payments. Then the mayor tells our U.S. representative that Rainbow Springs is sucking up the services of Dunnellon. Who does he think shops in Walmart, eats in the many restaurants and shops supermarkets? Its sales tax money that Dunnellon receives its share of from the state. It seems to me that its the other way around. Dunnellon lives because of Rainbow Springs and the other communities that surround Dunnellon. He said that he would not want to annex a bunch of roof tops. I would think that those roof tops, if annexed to the city, would vote them out of office at the first election day, and he knows that! Try calling the telephone number on your water bill, its answered as Greenlight, which seems to indicate that the excess water income is connected to the Greenlight project, which I have a feeling will drive the city into bankruptcy before long. We residents thank the Riverland News for giving a voice to our problems, by printing the many letters it received like this one. Jo Russo Rainbow Springs Business pleads for mayor to use cautionDear Mayor Fred Ward: As a 30-year business owner in Dunnellon, I respectfully request that you think before you speak and refrain from sticking your foot into your mouth. Since the start of all the controversy surrounding Dunnellons purchase of the Rainbow Springs utility company, my business is taking a hit. As a business owner, I have no say in what the mayor, the city manager and the city of Dunnellon do or say, but your actions and comments are having a negative effect on my business. Many Rainbow Springs residents are choosing to boycott all Dunnellon businesses, even the ones who have no intent to sign up for Greenlight. Your comments continue to escalate Conversations with Mr. Stark will be missed Point me in the right direction N ever trust Map Quest, or I should say never trust Map Quest if your name is Audrey and youre riding in a car with your daughter, Alicia. Shes the driver, of course, and Im the navigator, who cant read a map. We seem to get lost every single time we go anywhere, and its been happening more frequently lately. Of course, it doesnt help that our GPS is broken and we have the only two phones in the United States that you cannot get onto the Internet with. So we depend on Map Quest. I do have to add a side note that our GPS got broken when it fell off the golf cart while my husband was checking his speed. The last time we were in Valdosta it told us to turn right, but it was supposed to be a left. Then we went back to the same exact ball field a few weeks later and got lost again even though we had just been there. How do these things happen to us? Last weekend, my granddaughter had a travel ball tournament in Winter Haven. My first thought was why would a town in Florida be called Winter Haven? My second thought was I sure hope we can find our way. We left my house around 6:30 a.m. We arrived at the ball field at 1:30 p.m. Yep, it took us almost seven hours to get there. Needless to say we missed her first game. I guess we were talking and not paying attention and instead of getting off the turnpike somewhere around Tampa we kept going all the way to Yeehaw Junction. Yep, we went over three hours out of our way. So then we had to turn around and pay the same tolls over again to get back on the right road. Instead of getting stressed out about it we decided to stop and have a huge delicious breakfast at a Bob Evans along the way. Why ruin a perfectly good morning? So we get teased a lot because we get lost so much. We dont do it on purpose. Directions dont make sense. Why cant you say when you see the Texaco gas station and the Starbucks on the corner make a left? Instead of saying go north on Highway 44, which is also called Junction 235 and then take a slight right west of the Serendipity Bridge. Huh? Im pretty sure men designed all of these maps and map quests. If women designed them it would be much easier to understand: Look for the big balloon on the corner and make a left turn. Stay in the right lane because you will be turning right at the third red light. You will see the name of the road in big letters above the street signal. After you feel like youve been driving for miles you will see a new Lowes store with a huge parking lot. That is where you will turn onto Oak Street. See, now isnt that much better? Have you noticed there are more than 1,000 street signs everywhere you look until you need one. Then you can drive for miles and not find any. Another thing I noticed, now that weve been getting lost so often, is that you never really know what town youre in. There is never a sign saying Welcome to Cleremont. Nope, you just drive along as one 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, July 12, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS THE OTHER GUY LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL RIVERLAND GARDENER O ne of the best ways to grow herbs is to treat them in the same way as salads as a quick crop to sow in quantity and cut often, to eat within minutes of picking. The herbs that give the quickest return for your time and money are annuals and shortlived, or tender, perennials. These plants, including basil, coriander and dill, are easy to grow, quick to establish and produce large crops. If you sow them every three to four weeks, you could be picking handfuls of fresh herbs until autumn. Many familiar kitchen herbs are perennials, including woody shrubs like bay, rosemary and thyme, and herbaceous perennials such as chives and mint. Its possible to grow these from seed, but they wont offer much of a harvest until the second year even later for some. They are also generally used in fairly small quantities, so its quicker and more economical to buy young plants and grow them on. Growing herbs in pots works well if you have very poor soil, and they can make for a decorative infill in the flower bed. The following herbs are suitable for growing successionally through spring, summer and autumn: Basil-Ocimum basilicum: Grow basil indoors from January to last frosts. Use 3-inch pots or multi-cell trays, as basil has a long taproot and doesnt transplant well. Alternatively, sow directly into the soil outside from last frosts. Basil thrives in warm, sunny conditions and rich, welldrained soil. Water the plants in the morning so the soil dries out quickly, and pinch out the tips to encourage bushy growth and stop flowers developing. Leaves are ready to harvest after around six weeks. Theyre best picked young and torn, rather than cut. Varieties to try include Genovese, typical green basil; Purple Ruffles, which has aniseed and cinnamon flavors and grows well in semishade; and Cinnamon, which has a warm, spicy flavor and is perfect in fruit salads and stir-fries. Add leaves to summer salads, pasta dishes and homemade pesto. Coriander-Coriandrum sativum: Coriander seed can be slow to germinate, so you can gently crush it before sowing, to help it along. Like basil, it has a long taproot, so either sow direct in late spring or use multi-cell trays, to Treat herbs same way as salad fixings I always enjoyed my conversations with Vice Mayor Stark; and with respect and dignity, I always called him Mr. Stark. Perhaps it was his decades of service as a firefighter that piqued my interest, especially since I enjoyed the stories he shared of his long career with the NYFD as well as a bureau chief with the Florida State Fire College in nearby Ocala. Considering my own father was a career firefighter, I always felt a connection with Mr. Stark. He was like the grandfather Id never met, always polite, kind and courteous. He did not tolerate a lot of bull either, which Im sure came during his service in the U.S. Marine Corps. Of course, he was good at sharing a few jokes about the newer, kinder, gentler Marine Corps that I always passed on to my lifelong friend, who has put in almost 18 years now in the Corps. Of course, several folks have certainly disagreed with Mr. Stark at one point in time during the past few years. However, the difference in each of those situations is they could agree to disagree with him. Its because those same folks who might have disapproved of a vote he cast or a stance he took about a specific issue, they never let it affect them in a personal way. Its simply because they respected him, and for many others, appreciated his candor. Im certain that Mr. Stark might not have always agreed with a stance I or the paper took, nor the hundreds of letters the paper has printed in the past two years since Ive joined the Riverland News. Yet during that time frame, Mr. Stark never once spoke about it. He never seemed fazed by it, nor upset about it. Yet, I cannot honestly say how he felt because we never addressed it. However, Mr. Stark completely understood I was doing a job, and he was serving his role as an elected official who oftentimes had to take the heat for the decisions he and his counterparts have made in the past two years. While Mayor Fred Ward has made numerous statement faux pas in the past seven months, he said it best about what one of the many phrases Mr. Stark said to close out meetings. You got it. Even though Mr. Stark wont be there to utter those three simple words to close out meetings, Im certain the next time the City Council gathers in front of the windows overlooking the Withlacoochee River, itll be emotional. Certainly, I hope I can speak for many, Mr. Stark, youve still got it and I, for one, will forever be indebted to your honest candor, your big heart and larger than life smile. I would certainly be remiss to not offer my condolences to Mr. Starks wife, who is a wonderful woman. She also said hello, always asked how I was and how the family was doing, and she always commended me for a job well done. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God comfort you with his peace and comfort in the days, weeks and months ahead, and may you always wrap your heart in those wonderful times you shared with your husband these past 55-plus years and may they warm your spirit. Audrey Beem See JERSEY GIRL page 5 Jeff Bryan Tracy Jenner See GARDEN page 5 See LETTERS page 5


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My ex son-in-law told my daughter she should put me in the trunk next time we travel together. Should I take that personally? JERSEY GIRL continued from page 4 avoid damaging the roots. It bolts easily, so its worth sowing every three or four weeks if you plan to use a lot of it. Leaves should be ready to harvest six to eight weeks after sowing. The leaves and stems can be used in salads, curries and stews, while the toasted and ground seeds are a favorite in Indian curries. Dill-Anethum graveolens: Dill is too tall to grow on the kitchen windowsill, so is best grown outside, with support. Sow seed direct outside in early spring or grow in pots in the greenhouse from late winter. Dont plant near fennel as the plants can crosspollinate, resulting in poor flavor the second year. Dill thrives in welldrained, light soil and partial shade. Keep plants well watered to prevent bolting. Leaves are ready to harvest around eight weeks after sowing. The seeds can also be eaten, although they have a sharper flavor than the delicate leaves. Add leaves to fish dishes. Flat leaf parsley-Petroselinum crispum var. neopolitanum: Flat leaf parsley has a stronger flavor than curled varieties, so is more readily used in cooking (curled parsley is more commonly used as a garnish). Sow direct outside in early spring, or indoors, from late winter. Flat leaf parsley thrives in a rich, damp soil in partial shade, so dig in organic matter before sowing. GARDEN continued from page 4 the hard feelings. Please use discretion in your future communications. Sincerely,Irene Gossett Heads-Up Hair Design owner Dont take action regarding letterUrgent to Rainbow Springs Country Club Estates Homeowners: If you received a certified letter from Marion County regarding reassessment, do not respond, hold on to it. The Appellate Court hearing will be July 19 and they will make the final ruling about the reassessment. As soon as they issue the ruling if it is legal or not to reassess we will let you know the outcome. There are a lot of rumors about this case going around this information is from our attorney Richard Bennett. This is the correct information. Penny Fyrogennis Rainbow Springs LETTERS continued from page 4 Betty Poole was presented Volunteer of the Month certificate of excellence June 19 by the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop. Poole, who moved here from Rhode Island about two years ago, became a member of the Thrift Shop volunteers soon after arrival and has become one of our most active. Poole offered her tech services to help bring us into the 21st century by creating a website, www.dunnellonthriftshop.org, which showcases the Thrift Shops community donations, goals, officers and members as well as activities. In addition to the many hours she spends updating website photographs, current donations and text, she is head of the publicity committee to help reach out to the community. When not involved with these activities, shes stripping and painting shelving units, rearranging merchandise or moving out-of-season items to storage units at her home. In addition to volunteering at the Thrift Shop, Poole is known nationwide for breeding, showing and judging Pekingese. Pooles creative ideas and can do attitude are an inspiration to all our members and it is an honor to present her this well deserved award as our Volunteer of the Month. Community Thrift Shop names Volunteer of the Month Betty Poole


S ometimes watching the news on television gets rather disparaging. Now that we have 24/7 news, not only can we see the news any time we want to, but we can see it over and over and over again. It is particularly disheartening when there is a slow news day. I think all of us can remember O.J. Simpsons mad race down a Los Angeles highway. I can remember the good old days when Uncle Walter brought us up to speed on the days news inside of a 30minute program. Oh, for those good old days. Never has an American generation been exposed to so much and knows so little for so short a time. This all came to me recently when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were watching the news after our evening repast. I think it was the 9,999 times this particular news story had been played. Of course, we do not watch television that often and so we may only have seen a very short portion. The short portion that we saw was just about enough and my wife said so. It was the news story, if you remember, of the bus lady who was bullied by children. I think those children, my wife said and then paused while she grit her teeth violently, need a good old-fashioned spanking. And with that, she crossed her arms and set her face in a defiant manner. Luckily, I was not one of those children or I would have received the intentions of her mind at that point. Her comment got me to thinking. There was a time, back in the day, when spankings were rather normal. Someone once said that if you saw a young boy on the street you should stop what youre doing and give him a good spanking because he was either coming from trouble or headed for trouble. Raising children then was a community affair. I am not sure that ever took place, but it does have an authentic ring to it. I semi-fondly remember when I was a youngster I had the heebie-jeebies whaled out of me by my father on a regular basis. And I can testify that I have not missed those heebie-jeebies. My life is better for not having them. Watching the video about the kids bullying that bus lady, I could not help but think that they were a rather spoiled bunch of little brats. Pardon my French. I think I would have taken it one step further than my wife. Not only do those youngsters need a good old-fashioned spanking but I think their parents do as well. Kids today are only a mirror of what they see and hear at home. When I was young, the only spoiled brats around were the children of the rich folk. They could afford to be spoiled brats because their parents with their money bought their way into society. The only thing those kids ever earned was a bad reputation and distain from the rest of us. The rest of us, having gone through the spanking rituals, could not afford to be spoiled brats. Good parents made sure of that. I think of what my father use to say. Son, Im going to take this Board of Education and apply it to the seat of your learning. I can testify that he was very enthusiastic about his job. With all that education, I have had multiple degrees on my posterior. Even to this day, every time I sit down I am reminded of that education. This Board of Education that my father was superintendent of, always hung by the door. Being the religious person that my father was, he had printed on this Board of Education the phrase from a favorite hymn, I Need Thee Every Hour. It was a motto he lived up to all the years of my boyhood. I often prayed my father would get weary of exercising that Board, but I must confess that my naughtiness wearied long before he did. Looking back, I am grateful. I will not go as far as to say that I am a good person, only that I am not a spoiled brat. I have learned through the years, thanks to the energy of my father, to extend courtesy to everybody around me and be respectful. Respecting other people is not something that comes naturally. Everybody needs to be taught that everybody deserves respect. Some people have earned more respect than others, I grant you. However, nobody deserves deliberate disrespect like those kids gave that bus lady. With all the studies being done through our governmental grant programs, I wonder why nobody has ever, at least to my knowledge, done a study on the importance of discipline in the home. It is at this point I must agree most heartily with the scriptural injunction on this subject. Solomon, the wisest man in the world, had much to say about disciplining children. And if anybody should know about disciplining children, it was Solomon. Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him (Proverbs 22:15 KJV). He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes (Proverbs 13:24 KJV). Disciplining children to ensure they grow up to be proper adults demands a whole lot of energy especially from parents. Love sometimes carries a large stick. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, P.O. Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at (866) 552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, July 12, 2012 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 000BR4M 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 8:30 a.m. Communion Every Sunday Information: 489-5511 Go To Our Web Page hopelutheranelca.com 000A6QX 000A6V0 Christ-Centered Bible -Believing SUNDAYS 10 am . . . . . Bible Classes 11 am . . . . . Worship Service 5:30 pm . . . Evening Praise Service New Sunday Evening Series The Art of Making Life Work 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 Interpreters available for the hearing impaired. 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 000BR4S D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Communion Worship Service 8:00 AM Praise Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Building the Kingdom in Everything We Do 352-489-4026 www.fumc-dunnellon.org 000BR4F 000BD92 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 000BR3T 000BER8 First Congregational United Church of Christ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 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 . . . . . 6:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000BR43 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 000BR3D MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Emmanuel Akalue, Pastor 000BR5D 489-2685 Hall Available For Community Functions Service 9:00AM Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Healing Session 1st Sunday Every Month Following 9:00AM Service 000BR2L 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 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 Gerald O. Peloquin, 86Gerald O. Peloquin, 86, of Dunnellon, died Monday, July 2, 2012 in Ocala. He was born in Woonsocket, R.I., moved to Vero Beach in 1986 and onto Dunnellon in 2008. Gerald was a restaurateur in partnership with his brother-in-law Norman Lafond; they owned and operated the Annex Diner in Woonsocket, R.I. for 21 years. During their tenure in the restaurant business, Gerald and Norman introduced to the Rhode Island public, the famous GRINDER sub sandwich. He was a WWII veteran serving with The U.S. Navy. He enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, working outside and helping people in need with their endeavors. Survivors include his wife, Anita; son, Russell and his wife Shirley of Ocala; 4 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Peloquin was predeceased by his brother, Leo; 2 sisters, Muriel and Vivian and his brother-in-law, Norman Lafond. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date and time. Roberts of Dunnellon Funeral Home entrusted with local arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at robertsofdunnellon.com. Frederick Christopher Stark Jr., 75Frederick Christopher Stark Jr., 75 or Dunnellon, died Monday, July 2, 2012 in Dunnellon. He was born Oct. 28, 1936 in Staten Island, N.Y. Mr. Stark served in the United States Marine Corp from 1954-57. He was a firefighter for the FDNY Engine Co. 53 from 1959-78. He worked for the Florida State Fire College from 1978-82 as an instructor and was promoted to Bureau Chief of Fire Standards and Training from 1982-93. Mr. Stark was currently a three term City Councilman for the City of Dunnellon as well as the vice-mayor. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Juliette; son, Christopher Stark and daughter in law Gina Stark of Tampa; daughter, Suzette Altman and son in law Rob Altman of Ocala; grandchildren, Joshua Stark, Lucien Stark, Alexandra Altman, Robert Altman Jr. Nicole Altman; great-grandchildren, Caden Stark and Maci Slayman. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Stark. There will be a celebration of Mr. Starks life on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Florida State Fire College, 11655 N.W. Gainesville Rd. Ocala, FL. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Dunnellon Fire Department or The Wounded Warriors Project per request of the family. Roberts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Eugene ODonnell, 64Eugene ODonnell, 64, of Dunnellon, died Thursday, July 5, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Warren, Ohio, on Jan. 5, 1948. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He graduated from Iona College, New Rochelle, N.Y. and worked as a plant manager of a nuclear power plant in Peekskill, N.Y. He retired in 2007 and moved to Dunnellon and joined The Florida Fish & Wildlife Association. He was an avid fisherman and a world traveler, having visited all 7 continents with his brother, Richard. One of their greatest travel accomplishments was successfully conquering Mt. Kilimanjaro. He also enjoyed gardening and spending quality time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Joan; daughters, Jill and husband Dennis McMahon of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Danielle and husband Brian Fried of Clinton Corners, N.Y., and Sheree and husband Donald Morrison of Marlboro, N.Y.; step-daughters, Siobhan McNulty of Forest Hills, N.Y. and Nuala McNulty of San Francisco, Calif.; brothers, Richard (Kay) ODonnell of Warren, Ohio, Cecil ODonnell or Warren, Ohio, Peter ODonnell of N.C.; sister, Kathleen Van Fossen of Port St. Lucie; eight grandchildren. Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2012 at The Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon with Chaplain Kevin Bryan officiating. In lieu of flowers the Family requests donations to The Citrus County Hospice, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 Online condolences may be offered at robertsofdunnellon.com. OBITUARIES OUT TO PASTOR Whatever happened to old-fashioned spankings? Rev. James Snyder


FUMC to host annual VBSFirst United Methodist Church of Dunnellon will host its annual Vacation Bible School, Operation Overboard: Dare to go Deep with God, from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 9 to 13, at its church at 21501 W. State Road 40. The VBS is open to children ages 4 to middle school. There will be crafts, Bible lessons, snacks, music, and a science lab. For more information, call 489-4026. Church to host Christmas in July craft fairThe Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon will host a Christmas in July Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, July 14, in Father Stegeman Hall. The church is on the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40, north of Dunnellon. More than 30 crafters will be there along with several new skilled artisans who will be selling a wide variety of hand made goods. For more information, call Pat at 489-1984. Church to host Christmas in July auctionHope Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a Christmas in July auction from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, in Luther Hall at the church at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. The event is cosponsored by Hopes Martha Circle and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Proceeds from the event will for pay shipping expenses for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. There will be a Silent Auction, a brown-bagged wrapped auction and a regular auction of new and gently used items. The public is welcome. There will be free refreshments. For more information, call 489-5511. Lutheran church to host VBSJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will host its vacation bible school from 9 a.m. to noon July 23 to 27 for children 5 through fifth grade. The cost is $12 per child and scholarships are available. This year, the theme for vacation bible school is Adventures on Promise Island. Registration for vacation bible school is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout June at the church office at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200 in Ocala. For further information, call Joan Greve, VBS coordinator, at 3048711 or the church office at 854-4509, ext. 221. New womens bible study slatedNew Womens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womens Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For more information check us out in Facebook at One Womens Prayer.Church of the Advent to host VBSThe Church of the Advent will present its annual Vacation Bible School Program from Aug. 6 to Aug. 11. All children between the ages of 4 to 11 are welcome. The program is free. Registrations forms are available at the church or via email. For more information, call the church at 465-7272; Mrs. Florence at 352-566-6934 or email jsickle391@gmail.com. Clothe the Children drive scheduledThe Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Clothe the Children drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, in the church hall. New and used clothing will be distributed to families in need. Applications will be available at the door. For more information, call 489-1984. Church of the Advent to host annual saleThe Church of the Advent will host its annual Trash to Treasure on Saturday, Sept. 29. This is an outdoor event. Spaces rent for $ 15 each. The church is at 11251 County Road 484, just in front of the new Fire Station. For registration and information, call Al Sickle at 352208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan at 352-347-2428. Nar-Anon hosts weekly meetingsThe Nar-Anon Family Group hosts the Together We Grow meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204. 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R IVERLAND SPORTS 8 Riverland News, Thursday, July 12, 2012 Dunnellon 9-10 girls snag district crown CRYSTAL RIVER Dunnellon pitcher Grace Thompson scored two runs and held South Sumter to five hits as Dunnellons 9-10 softball team downed South Sumter 8-6 to win the District 15 Little League All-Stars Tournament title Tuesday, July 3, at Harley Levins Softball Complex. Thompson had six strikeouts and walked five for the victory. Dunnellon manager Raymond Prescott was happy and relieved to take the win. It feels great, Prescott said. They worked hard. Grace was outstanding. Our coaches, Rob Ford and Rich Black, and our parents were outstanding. Haley Kadur allowed three hits, struck out seven, walked 10 and took the pitching loss for South Sumter. Both teams committed two errors. Dunnellon erupted for five runs in the second inning as the team had three walks and took advantage of two errors. Destiny Taylor reached on an error. Kaley Collins walked and Taylor scored on an error. London Sweat singled and would later score on a wild pitch. Lauren Ford and Thompson both walked. Thompson drew a basesloaded walk to drive in a run. Mady Black drove in a run on a groundout and Courtney Desena walked to drive in another run. Dunnellon added three runs in the third inning with Cara Hardys tworun single doing most of the damage. South Sumter threatened with three runs in the fifth inning. Kadur drove in two runs with a single and Leah Zachary scored on an error. Thompson pitched a perfect sixth inning and finished with a strikeout for the victory. BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending June 30: Monday Summer Special: Handicap: Sy Leiner 267, 762; Joe Barrera 261, 762; Lou Hiller 739; Sherry Hiller 296, 722; Saad Bouve 287, 778. Scratch: Joe Barrera 231, 672; Wes Foley 207, 566; Saad Bouve 214, 559; Sherry Hiller 210, 464. Suncoast Seniors 9-Pin NoTap: Handicap: Bob Desmeules 317, 845; Pete Mavros 306; Allan Gobbi 849; Pat Tutewohl 335; Wanda Klik 317, 907; Ruth Delvecchio 838. Scratch: Pete Mavros 243; Jerry Ness 230; Richard Fendenheim 636; Les Beinerman 619; Pat Tutewohl 248; Reda Portnoy 241, 608; Wanda Klik 628. Young & Restless: Handicap Adults: Charlie Stein 286, 829; Vito Porta 257; Liz Rollason 702. Handicap Juniors: John Rogers 252, 687; Andrew Allen 252; Matt Allen 252, 725. Scratch Adults: Charlie Stein 268, 775; Brian Carney 222, 601. Scratch Juniors: Matt Allen 223, 644; Dalton Gruzdas 182, 511. Wednesday Night Scratch: Sam Bass 289, 680; Mike Pozzi 279; Matt OBrien 698; Stephanie Flory 226, 602; Dorine Fugere 215, 603. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Bob Desmeules 317, 845; Pete Mavros 306; Allan Gobbi 849; Pat Tutewohl 335; Wanda Klik 317, 907; Ruth Delvecchio 838. Scratch: Pete Mavros 243; Jerry Ness 230; Richard Fendenheim 636; Les Beinerman 619; Pat Tutewohl 248; Reda Portnoy 241, 608; Wanda Klik 628. Bowlers of the Week: Matt Allen, 44 pins over her average, Wanda Klik, 157 pins over her average, and Charlie Stein, 158 pins over his average. Major title-game tilt CRYSTAL RIVER The situation was tense for Crystal River pitcher Kyle Mitchell. With two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the fourth and Dunnellon trailing by two runs, Maurice Goolsby Dunnellons biggest bat was at the plate working a 2-2 count. Mitchell set himself before taking a deep breath, eyes fixed on the strike zone. Mitchell threw. Goolsby swung. Goolsby missed strike three. The crowd erupted in cheers. A big, perhaps knowing smile spread wide on Mitchells face. It very well might have been the most important strike of the game. Due to strong efforts from the mound and some clutch hitting in the middle innings, the undefeated Crystal River team took home the District 15 Little League All-Star Major Divisional Championship Sunday afternoon at Bicentennial Park. Crystal River held out in the sixth inning to defeat Dunnellon 6-4. Kyle pitched that whole inning with his arm hurt, but he wanted to finish, Crystal River head coach Mike Lemar said of his pitcher. Crystal River starting pitcher Caleb Dix began the game with nearly four innings of spot-on hurling. Striking out nine batters, Dix and Dunnellons Goolsby (who started on the mound and notched five strikeouts) really had something of a pitchers duel, as the first three innings were primarily decided on the mound. Both pitchers held the opposition to three hits apiece for the first three innings. It wasnt until the bottom of the third that Crystal Rivers bats opened up, when it scored five of its six runs. Mitchell knocked in the first run of the game, starting the rally before Cameron Wycroft (3 for 3 with three singles and three RBIs) drove in the final run of the inning, putting Crystal River ahead 5-0. (With) hitting we did enough to win today, once we came around the order that second time the kids started hitting, Lemar said. Dunnellon responded in the top of the fourth with singles from Seth Purnell and Matthew Webb, who batted in a combined three RBIs to narrow Crystal Rivers lead to 5-3. One thing is that my kids didnt give up, Dunnellon head coach Timothy Tyson said. They (played hard) the whole game. We came up short, but Im very proud of my kids. I wouldnt trade them for nothing. But Crystal River played a phenomenal game. Mitchell (four strikeouts) came in to relieve Dix on the mound, holding Dunnellon at bay for the completion of the fourth inning and into the fifth. Crystal Rivers Cody Jones followed Mitchell, allowing one run but striking out two; he kept things calm while the sturdy Crystal River defense took over. Good solid baseball, said Lemar. Everybody stayed focused (with) no mental lapses. (Dunnellon) is a good quality baseball team, and their job is to score runs, and we knew they would. Our job was just to make sure we scored more runs than they did. (It was) a team effort; today you couldnt (really) single out one person, youd have to put them all in there. MATTHEW BECK/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon Major All-Star starting pitcher Maurice Goolsby, wearing red helmet, hops onto home plate Saturday following a second-inning, two-run homer to tie the game at 3. Dunnellon faced off against the Inverness Major All-Star team at Bicentennial Park in the District 15 All Stars Tournament playoff round. Team advances to state sectional tournament LARRY BUGG For the Riverland News SPORTS BRIEFS Red snapper season closes July 17The 2012 Gulf of Mexico red snapper recreational harvest season will close July 17 in state and federal waters; the last day of harvest is July 16. This years 46-day state season, which is the same as the 2012 federal recreational red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico, was set in May at a meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The season was extended at the end of June, because bad weather led to decreased fishing opportunities. The season started June 1. Florida state waters in the Gulf extend from shore to nine nautical miles; federal waters extend beyond that line to 200 nautical miles. More information about red snapper fishing is available online at MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and then Gulf Red Snapper). Snook season to remain closedThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to keep the recreational harvest of snook in Gulf of Mexico waters closed for another year to offer the species additional protection after a 2010 cold kill detrimentally affected the population. The decision came after staff presented an updated stock assessment that showed snook populations are improving in the Atlantic and are not in biological jeopardy in the Gulf. The next assessment is due in 2015. The recreational snook season was closed in Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic waters by executive order on Jan.16, 2010, after the cold kill. The FWC manages snook in both state and federal waters, though the species tends to inhabit the shallower, near-shore state waters. The effects of the cold kill were less severe on the Atlantic coast, where the normal season reopened for harvest Sept. 1, 2011. The Gulf of Mexico recreational season was to reopen Sept. 1, 2012, and now is expected to reopen Sept. 1, 2013. Catch-and-release of snook will be allowed during the closure. In the Atlantic, the season will remain unchanged. Annual closures in the Atlantic are from Dec. 15 through Jan. 31 and from June 1 through Aug. 31. There is no commercial harvest for snook in Florida. Major boys fall to Crystal River in championship game Dunnellon all star catcher Steven Penn puts the tag on Crystal River All-Star Lane Ewing at home plate Sunday morning during the District 15 Major baseball All-Star Tournament championship game. Ewing was called out on the play. SPORTS BRIEF Golf course hosting Twlight League gamesRainbows End Golf Courses Tuesday Twilight League has begun. The points game starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, running through October. Entry fee is $20 and includes fees, cart, closest to pin prize, year ending championship and three-place payout prizes. The event is open to all players. Show up by 5:15 p.m. and the pro shop will establish your points quota. Also, a side skins game is available. For more information or to sign-up, call 4894566 to reserve a spot. The even is limited to the first 40 players. FWC officials extend bay scallop season by two weeks After determining that two years of season extensions did not significantly impact the bay scallop population, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) decided June 28 to permanently extend the recreational season by adding two weeks to the end. The decision was made at the Commission meeting in Palm Beach Gardens. Commissioners also directed staff to look into the possibility of a future commercial harvest of bay scallops. The commercial harvest of bay scallops has been closed in Florida state waters since 1994. The recreational season, which starts July 1 and closed annually on Sept. 11, will now end Sept. 25. The extension will help increase business opportunities during a time of the year when other fisheries are closed and tourism has decreased. Bay scallops are also known to be larger at the end of the summer, which may be a draw for some harvesters. Bay scallops can be recreationally harvested in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to nine nautical miles) from the Pasco-Hernando County line to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County. The recreational bag limit is two gallons of whole bay scallops or one pint of meat per person, per day, with a vessel limit of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops or half a gallon of meat. There is no commercial harvest for bay scallops in Florida state waters. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Bay Scallops to learn more. Special to the Riverland News MATTHEW BECK/For the Riverland NewsOnce a scallop has been removed from the water, it is important to keep it in water or on ice to keep the meat inside the shell fresh JAMES BLEVINS For the Riverland News


do so temporarily, as his spot will be put on the ballot this fall when both Ward and Councilwoman Penny Fleegers positions on the City Council are up for grabs. Both of their respective seats will be four-year terms while whoever runs for Starks seat will serve until 2014. Those who win then would serve a fouryear term. Qualifying for the City Council begins in August. However, the position of vice mayor is voted upon by the Council, so whoever the Council selects as a replacement will not necessarily fill the roll of vice mayor. Stark was first elected to the City Council in 2006, earning a re-election bid in 2008 then earning a fouryear term in 2010 when he ran unopposed for Seat 4. Prior to serving on the City Council, Stark retired from the NYFD after 15 years of service, moved to Florida where he worked as a Bureau Chief at the Florida State Fire College for 15 years until his retirement there in 1993. The family has planned a public remembrance at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Florida State Fire College auditorium. The family requests that any donations be sent to the Wounded Warrior in Action Foundation or the City of Dunnellon Fire Department. were told, there was a moment of shock. It was very hard to believe, she said. We were approached like, Oh, we have an opportunity, a very awesome opportunity. We dont know about it yet, its still being talked about. I wouldnt have imagined that (performing at the Olympics) was the awesome opportunity. The name of the Olympic Opening Ceremony show will be Isles of Wonder. The ceremony will kick off with the sound of the largest harmonically tuned bell in Europe, produced by the Whitechapel Foundry, and the stadium will be transformed into the British countryside for opening scene Green and Pleasant, which includes real farmyard animals. The ceremony will also include a special sequence celebrating the best of British, featuring volunteer performers from the NHS. All told, a total cast of 15,000 performers will take part in the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies, which will be watched by an estimated audience of 4 billion people. Despite the staggering figure, Smoley said shes not overly nervous. I already thought it was pretty amazing performing at football games, performing in front of 60,000-plus people, she said. Ive progressively gotten used to (performing) in front of large crowds. But this is in front of more people and its more publicized. Id say Im not really nervous, Ive been performing for eight-plus years. I started dancing when I was a child. I dont get that nervous. Its just kind of a norm, maybe Ill get a little nervous. I dont get major jitters. Its more of an excitement. I trust in my abilities. That and shell have her closest friends at her side. We all support each other, said Smoley, who will graduate next year with a bachelors degree in Family Youth and Community Science. I know that were going to put on a great performance together. As far as catching a photo opportunity with her favorite athlete, Smoley said she doesnt have a particular athlete in mind. She explained she and the rest of the Gator Marching Band will be given the chance to catch one of the many sporting events. Im hoping for something really exciting, like gymnastics, she explained, noting that even though she is a running enthusiast who competed in her first marathon this past year, its not an overly exciting sport to watch. Itd be cool to meet a couple of runners, though. Smoley said prior to finding out about her upcoming performance at the Summer Olympic Games, she created a bucket list. One of the items she placed on that list was attending the Olympic Games. The other item, competing in a triathlon, is on hold for now because of the cost commitment to attend the Summer Olympics this year. All told, Smoley, said the trip will cost about $3,000. London was a big financial commitment, she explained, noting the lone financial donation from the university was about $500. Therell be some outside donations, but not much. Still, expenses aside, itll be a trip of a lifetime, Smoley said. Its really amazing, she said. Riverland News, Thursday, July 12, 2012 9 000A8NZ 000BNT2 000BVJQ VARIETY OF PROGRAMS AVAILABLE Ages 2-5 FREE VPK (voluntary prekindergarten) Infant Program Inclusion Program School Readiness Funding (CDS Vouchers) Scholarships Available Reduced rates for qualifying families FUMC Harmony Preschool 21501 W. Highway 40 Dunnellon, FL 34431 (352) 489-9552 Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm 000BX8M Stephen Goldsmith BC-HIS 40+ Years Experience We will beat all advertised prices! Many brand names to choose from. 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Let us know in advance and we will prepare that special meal for that special someone. 100 TOKENS FREE (Limit 1 offer per customer per day) Bills Grill & Internet $WEEP$TAKE$ CAFE Florida Foundation Open To The Public Big Cash Prizes $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ VOID continued from page 1 SO YOU KNOWDunnellon City Hall will close at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12 to allow for city staff to attend the Memorial Service for Dunnellon Vice Mayor Fred Starkie Stark who died on July 2. City Hall will reopen for regular business on Friday, July 13. their own chance to bend the ear of the Republican candidate, who touts himself as a fiscal conservative. People voiced their displeasure about local officials and the citys fiber to the home program, Greenlight Dunnellon Communications and the divide city leaders are creating in the community. The city secured $7.5 million in private financing to launch its ambitious fiber to the home project. The city was scheduled to make a bond payment in November 2011, but because the system wasnt operational struck a deal with bank officials to delay the payment by a year. The deal between bank and city officials has never been made public. I am going to go back to the City of Fathers, said Rep. Stearns. And I am going to figure things out, but I assure you I would not be giving federal funds to broadband. Residents said statistics show Dunnellon is paying higher rates than small towns such as nearby Inverness. The residents of Rainbow Springs said their utility, water and irrigation expenses are going up. Residents also said the mayor and the City Council wont want to talk to them. The residents said Greenlight Communications violated the steps they should have taken in order to set up this program. Burt Eno, president of Rainbow River Conservation Inc., said in 2016, Rainbow Springs residents rates will almost be doubled after the recent purchase of the Rainbow Springs Utility system. Eno told Rep. Sterns the city floated a private loan of $6.5 million with Branch Bank & Trust in North Carolina to buy the Rainbow Springs Water/Sewer Utility. Then, the City Council approved a 25 percent surcharge on residents of Rainbow Springs. The residents of Rainbow Springs stated their water bills are jumping from $80 a month in 2011 to $100 a month this year to about $180 or more in 2016 due to the rising use of their water. Irrigation is also rising using 40,000 gallons a month paying about $75 a month in 2011 to about $410 for the same amount of usage in 2012 and about $700 a month for the same usage in 2016. I do not support federal funds into cities. I believe the more money you give local cities the more money they waste. I am really concerned about your community. Meanwhile, the fourth phase of a DEP funded Small Cities Sewer Grant was in need of completion, Eno said. He pointed out the 2004 grant was predicated on the city providing sewer service to Chatmire. Instead, the city manager took the remaining $1.5 million of DEP money to leverage an $8 million private loan from Regions Bank to pursue other water/sewer projects which, to a large extent, will benefit new developments. Given the money crunch of the citys finances, the city chose to install redlight cameras at three of the four red-light intersections in Dunnellon, Eno said. As an engineer, with experience in motor vehicle accident reconstruction, I made a study of their camera installations, Eno told the congressman. They chose locations of the cameras so as to maximize their income, not to enhance safety. In fact, there was no history of accidents which would have guided the camera installations chosen. The most notable choice was to detect right hand turn violations, such as into the Wal-Mart parking lot. Rep. Stearns added, he would do what he could to make sure Dunnellon could continue to thrive as a small town, unlike so many hes seen across the state that felt the crunch of the economy. Ill do what I can to help make you as a competitive a city as I can, he explained. I believe the town needs more communication with each other and have more town meetings like this one. It would help situations like this one a lot. RESIDENTS continued from page 1 GEARING continued from page 1 Rebecca Smoley


Special to the Riverland NewsSome members of the Dunnellon Elementary School 4H Club pose with their awards from the 16th annual Marion County 4H Achievement Night, from left, are: Rylie Nonnemacher, Megan Sereda, Syndey White, Madilyn Sereda, Andrew Mills, Logan White, Maggie Barde, Michael Livingston and Matthew Livingston. R IVERLAND EDUCATION 10 Riverland News, Thursday, July 12, 2012 EDUCATION BRIEFS DHS football team to host fishing tourneyThe Dunnellon High School football team will host the inaugural Inshore Slam Saturday, July 14. Cost is $100 per boat, which includes two anglers. Each additional angler is $25. Payouts will be based on the number of entries and will be awarded for the largest red fish and trout. The registration/calcutta will at 5 p.m. Friday, July 13, at TJs Bait &Tackle along State Road 40. Attendance is mandatory. Weigh-in will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at TJs Bait &Tackle. For more information, call Frank Beasley, head football coach at Dunnellon High, at 465-6745 or email Franklin.Beasley@mar ion.k12.fl.us. Sheriffs office sponsors Teen DriverThe Marion County Sheriffs Office, in partnership with the Florida Sheriffs Association, offers the Teen Driver challenge, a free drivers safety course for young people, ages 15 to 19. The Teen Driver Challenge consists of two training days totaling 12 hours. The first day includes a four-hour lesson in a classroom setting. The second day is spent on the driving range, giving teens an intense 8-hour and hands-on driver safety lesson. Below is the 2012 Teen Driver Challenge course schedule: July 13 and 14 Registration started July 2. Aug. 24 and 25 Registration starts Aug. 13. Sept. 21 and 22 Registration starts Sept. 10. Oct. 12 and 13 Registration starts Oct. 2. Nov. 16 and 17 Registration starts Nov. 5. The registration limit for each class is 16 students. Lessons are from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Parents can register their teens within the two weeks prior to each course date. Visit www.marionso.com/division-corrections-juvenile-tdc.php for more information about the course and for registration dates. Please call 368-3530 to register for the course. S.P.A.R.K! Summer Camp under wayThe SPARK! Summer Camp at the First United Methodist Church runs through Friday, Aug. 3. The camp, for children ages 5 to 12, will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some of the activities this year will include: Messy Week, Talent Week and Silly Science Week. The camp will feature water, park and bowling field trips. For more information to register your child(ren), call 489-9552 or stop by the Harmony Preschool in the Education Building of the church at 21501 W. State Road 40 in Dunnellon.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. Camp Kennedy Space Center launches summer fun KENNEDY SPACE CENTER For parents still looking for summer activities to keep their kids entertained and engaged, Camp Kennedy Space Center day camp provides young people with an inspiring week of fun and enriching space activities. At Camp Kennedy Space Center, participants have a blast by experiencing, imagining and interacting through space shuttle mission simulations, tours of Kennedy Space Center and the chance to witness firsthand the excitement and everyday challenges faced by astronauts. The program is designed for children entering second through ninth grades (ages 8 to 14) and runs 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with early drop-off offered at 7:30 a.m. Camp Kennedy Space Center is available July 16 to 20, July 23 to 27, July 30 to Aug. 3 and Aug. 6 to 10. Camp instructors are specially trained and certified teachers and educators. During Camp Kennedy Space Center, kids will: Feel the thrill of spaceflight through actual motion-based simulators. Work in teams to investigate space travel in the new millennium. Meet and talk with an actual astronaut. Design space exploration vehicles and habitats. Perform an actual space shuttle mission simulation. Strap into the Shuttle Launch Experience. Camp Kennedy Space Center is at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fames Educational Facilities just off U.S. 1 near the west entrance to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Tuition is $295 per week, paid in advance. Contact Camp Kennedy Space Center to discuss accommodations for students with special needs. For more information, call 866-737-5235, or register by calling 877-236-8408. Special to the Riverland News 4Hers garner awards Dunnellon Elementary 4H Club earns countywide awards The Dunnellon 4H Club attended the 16th annual Marion County 4H Achievement Night on June 26. Members walked away with 32 individual awards and the Emerald Clover Club Award. The Clovebuds members started out the evening with five members achieving Record Book Awards in the Swine, Garden and Art Projects. They were: Natalee Beasley, Tawnie Dellaria, Andrew Mills, Madilyn Sereda and Sydney White. The following 4H Members received Record Book Medals in Garden: Rosie Bailey, Maggie Barde, Daniel Spence and Rylie Nonnemacher. Logan White earned a medal in the Poultry Division while Kylee Follett and Kirin Maharaj earned medals in the Rabbit Division. Swine Medals went to Megan Sereda and Nonnemacher. Whites Treasure Record Book earned him a Medal. In the Club Awards, Dunnellon had two members Rylie Nonnemacher and Logan White earn a Perfect Score The Best of the Best. In Consumer Choice Judging, Nonnemacher took home a first-place Team and second in Oral Reasons. Hannah Chung took second-place team and placed third in Oral Reasons. Dunnellon 4H Club earned the Highest Level in the Clover Awards, which consists of various standards based on participation in the 4H Program at the county, district, state and national 4H events as well as leadership, citizenship and community service projects. Dunnellon had 11 individual members earn the Emerald Clover Award. They were: Gold Clover Bailey and White. Silver Clover Barde, Chung, Matthew Livingston, Ishana Maharaj, Kirin Maharaj, Megan Sereda, Daniel Spence, Kelley Stump and Nonnemacher. Dunnellon 4H Club Leaders are Lou Hartigan, Carrie Crile and Donna Darden. They meet Wednesdays after school and the second Saturday during the school year. Summer feeding program available DHS, DES are host sites Healthy habits make for healthy minds. With this philosophy in mind, Marion County Public Schools once again offers its unconditional summer meal program to local students. The Summer Food Service Program provides nutritionally-balanced meals without charge to any student who wants to eat. Last year in Marion County, the program served over 104,048 meals 30,599 breakfasts, 58,664 lunches, 14,213 afternoon snacks and 572 supper meals. This year, through Aug. 2, 22 central kitchens, including Dunnellon High and Dunnellon Elementary schools will provide meals on various schedules to 16 satellite locations throughout Marion County. The other locations include: Belleview Elementary; Belleview High; Blessed Trinity; Boys & Girls Club; East Marion Elementary; Evergreen Elementary; Forest High; Fort McCoy School; Greenway Elementary; Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks; Lake Weir High; Madison Street Academy; Maplewood Elementary; Marion Oaks Elementary; North Marion Middle; Saddlewood Elementary; Sparr Elementary; Vanguard High; West Port High; and YMCA/Druid Hills Methodist. At most sites, no application or income information is necessary to qualify; children simply show up to eat. Children 18 years and younger are eligible for a breakfast and lunch without charge, including sandwiches, cereal, juice, fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, and cookies. Serving times vary by location. The program is similar to the National School Lunch Program and offers nutritionally-balanced meals to needy children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability during the summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. Marion County Public Schools operates the Summer Food Service Program through reimbursements from Floridas Department of Education and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. For more information, contact the School Food Service Office at 352-671-4190. Parents may also call the Information Hotline at 800622-5985. Special to the Riverland News Special to the Riverland News Harmony in the Streets kicks off Monday There will be Harmony in the Streets. The annual summer camp, sponsored by The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Inc. and Marion County Sheriffs Office, will be July 16 through 20 at Rainbow Springs State Park. This event is for children to learn while having some fun in the process. There will be arts and crafts, singing and swimming as well as special events during the day. On Monday, July 16, the SWAT team will demonstrate what it does and inform campers about the law. The event is scheduled to start about 11 a.m. On Tuesday, July 17, K9s will arrive for the kids to look at and be informed about. This event will also begin around 11 a.m. On Wednesday, July 18, motor vehicles will arrive, allowing children the chance to learn about different law enforcement vehicles. This event will start about 11 a.m. Marion County Fire Rescue will be present Thursday, July 19, to spray kids for some wet fun after lunch. Friday morning, July 20, there will be a snake show to inform kids about the kinds of snakes and such. This event will begin sometime in the morning. Friday afternoon, the children will graduate from the program with a special ceremony. So far, 60 children have registered for the camp. For more detailed information or to see if spots are still available, call the Marion County Sheriffs Dunnellon Office at 402-6050. Riverland News file photoCampers enjoy watching a Marion County Sheriffs Office K9 officer and his dog show off their respective skills during a demonstration at the Harmony in the Streets annual summer camp at Rainbow Springs State Park. This years camp will kick off Monday. AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News


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12 Riverland News, Thursday, July 12, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News Victorias School of Dance Summer Camp participants Anastasia Eremo, left, and Jasmine Whiting, right, show off their newfound dance skills recently during a special performance at the Dunnellon Public Library in conjunction with the national summer reading theme, Dream Big, Read. ABOVE: Taylor Geatches, left, and Brigette Martinez hear no evil and see no evil. BELOW: VS Dance camper Madison Bunt giggles with delight during the campers routine. ABOVE: Victorias School of Dance Summer Camp participants Hannah Cicalese, left, Madison Bunt, Gracyn Hiers and Keyanna Hanchar show off the dance moves theyve learned during a recent summer camp in conjunction with Victorias School of Dance. RIGHT: Alyssa Dunbar pretends to sleep during the opening part of the campers performance. BELOW: Victoria School of Dance prisoners Zoe Cahal, left, Mia Gunter, Lucy Bridges and Brigette Martinez entertain the crowd at the Dunnellon Public Library.


State park in need of volunteersRainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a high-paced volunteer position that will assist Visitors and the Park. If you think you would like to start training to become a Volunteer Toll Booth Attendant, or other various positions, contact Nicky Aiken at Nicky.Aiken@dep.state.fl.u s or call 465-8539. This job requires volunteers to work on a schedule that can be flexible, take toll collections, run a register, assist with phone calls and reservations, listen and respond to radio communications, answer basic Visitor questions, and have a positive attitude. Toll Booth Attendant Volunteers are asked to volunteer a minimum of four hours and must be in uniform. The Toll Booth is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily. The Concession Stand at Rainbow Springs State Park, run by the Friends of Rainbow Springs and volunteers, is in need of volunteers, especially on weekends. The hours of operation are currently from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested Volunteers would receive training and work twoor four-hour shifts. Volunteers will need to fill out a Volunteer Applications. If interested contact Joe at 522-0396 and make sure to leave your name and number.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.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 Nora Larsen at 352-330-5517 or e-mail Nora_Larsen@ dcf.state.fl.us. 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 tdunn@manateediv.org. Riverland News, Thursday, July 12, 2012 13 000BV26 20561 Powell Rd., Dunnellon One Block West of Bank of America (352) 489-6055 Hours: Tuesday Saturday 10-4pm INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE 40% OFF STOREWIDE 000BYN4 FREE W ORKSHOP for Business Owners For more information call: Ann Smith 399-0050 or Lucy Hutchinson 207-8660 Get More Customers and Keep Them 90 minutes of marketing ideas on growing your business in difficult economic times. Presented by Bill Henderson, a Score counselor and experienced Sales and Marketing Executive. Tuesday July 17, 6:30 8:00 pm Doors open at 6:00 pm Marion County Sheriffs Substation 9048 SW Hwy 200, Ocala 34476 Register at: http://tinyurl.com/WMBA-SCORE-Workshop 000Bxd6 Y o u r H o m e t o w n F i s h M a r k e t S i m p l y S e a f o o d LLC Tuesday Saturday 10am to 6pm We will be closed on Sundays for the Summer Sunday 10am-3pm 12149 S. Williams St., Dunnellon 352-465-7887 FROZEN HADDOCK o r COD LOI N $ 5 99 Lb. while supplies last Expires 7/11/2012 Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free 352-563-5655 769453 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County 0 0 0 B Z 0 6 Students awarded memorial scholarship JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsJordon Polanco, third from left, and Brandon Sanchez, were recently presented with the inaugural Andy Cottrill Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is named after Cottrill, a Dunnellon High School English teacher who died in November 2011. Members of Cottrills family present for the presentation, from left, are: Charles E. Bud, his father; LuAnne Cottrill, his mother; Polanco, Sanchez, Jennifer Hall, his sister; and brother in law. COMMUNITY EVENTS


Applications available for park programNonprofit groups interested in developing or upgrading recreational facilities for public use may benefit from a Marion County Parks and Recreation grant program. Through July 31, 2012, groups operating or intending to operate a public park or offer public recreation facilities within Marion County may apply for a grant under the 2012-2013 Park Partnership Program. Awardees will receive up to 50 percent in matching funds for their projects. A total of $60,000 is available for the program this year. Those interested in applying may visit www.marioncountyfl.org/parks.htm to download grant application instructions and forms. During the past 18 years, the Park Partnership Program has awarded more than $960,000 in matching funds to its grant recipients. Last year, program funding helped organizations such as Mike Giffin Memorial Park, Inc., improve park and recreation areas amenities in the Fort McCoy area. The Park Partnership Program is funded through the Pennies for Parks bond referendum. For additional program information, please contact Marion County Parks and Recreation at 352-671-8560 or stop by the office at 111 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala.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 through 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. TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For more information, call 465-5807. Library system offering downloadable e-booksE-book fans can add another website to their list of places to download free digital books. The Marion County Public Library System is now offering eBooks, a free program that lets library patrons check out digital books with just a few clicks. Library card holders may download digital books anytime and from anywhere by visiting overdrive.library.marioncountyfl.org. Users may browse the librarys e-book collection, check out a title with a valid library card and download it to a computer or mobile device. Titles will automatically expire at the end of seven days, so there are no late fees with eBooks. Thanks to a donation provided by our wonderful Friends of the Ocala Public Library, we are able to introduce eBooks to our library patrons, said Julie Sieg, library director. We are excited to be able to offer this program and look forward to having our customers enjoy this service. For more information about eBooks and currently available titles, call 352-671-8551. 14 Riverland News, Thursday, July 12, 2012 352-465-2881 www.gruffsontheriver.com S e a f o o d F e s t S e a f o o d F e s t Seafood Fest ALL YOU CARE TO EAT FRESH SEAFOOD $ 22 99 SEAFOOD BUFFET & SALAD BAR Friday, July 13 5pm 8pm Fresh Fish; Basa, Tilapia & Haddock, Shrimp, Shrimp, & more Shrimp Pasta, Paella, Deviled Crab, Scampi, Calamari, Hush Puppies, Sauted Vegetables, Freshly Harvested Cedar Key Clams, Crab Claws, Crab & Shrimp Salad. NEW ITEMS Dungeness Crab Claws and Alaskan Snow Crab Legs (while they last) 000C09B 12084 S. Williams St. Dunnellon Live Maine Lobster Dinner $ 24 99 (Not included in buffet) Open six days a week from 11am-10pm Closed Tuesdays FULL CATERING SERVICE From down home cookin to full service, upscale catering & everything in between. 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Previously, applications were only accepted during limited application cycles throughout the year, per Florida statutes. Owners interested in changing their lands designated use, such as going from rural to commercial use, are eligible to apply for a smallor large-scale amendment. Small-scale amendment applications may be submitted for land 10 acres or less in size. Large-scale amendment applications may be submitted for any number of acres. The amendment applications may be picked up at the department (2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala) or downloaded from www.marioncounty fl.org/Planning/land_use. aspx beginning July 2, 2012. Required public hearings associated with the amendment requests will be scheduled as soon as possible and on an asneeded basis upon receipt of completed eligible applications. Growth Management hosts amendment application cycles as part of its activities to keep the countys comprehensive plan up to date. The plan is Marion Countys key guide for growth management and provides the framework for how the county will continue to develop. For more information about amendments to the comprehensive plan, contact Michael Kokosky, senior planner, at 352438-2600 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/ growthmanagement.htm. Special to the Riverland News COMMUNITY NEWS


River Watch Program seeks volunteersThe Rainbow River Watch Program will start another season this spring and duties are expanding, requiring additional personnel. The Marion County Sheriffs Office is seeking more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. The purpose of the program is an effort to protect the Rainbow River and allow to be used in a safe and prudent manner by all. As volunteers, the primary purpose is to assist, inform and advise people regarding the rules and regulations pertaining to the river as well as provide a visual presence to discourage those who ignore safe boating procedures. All volunteers will receive necessary training to be qualified in all aspects pertaining to patrols. Those wishing to volunteer or those who need more information, should call the Dunnellon District Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 402-6050. Ocala Social Security office temporarily closedThe Ocala Social Security office at 217 S.E. First Ave. is closed due to extensive flood damage from Tropical Storm Debby. The Ocala Social Security Office is scheduled to move to a new location in August. Since the damage to the current location will take several months to repair, it will remain closed and will reopen at the new location in August. Most Social Security business does not require a visit to the office. Services are available online at www.socialsecurity.gov, Social Securitys toll free telephone number is 800-772-1213 and by mail. Some of the services available on our website include: Apply for Social Security retirement/spouse/disability benefits Get your statement online Apply for extra help with your Medicare prescription drug cost Change your address or telephone number Get a replacement Medicare card. Request a proof of income letter Get a form 1099 Online services also available in Spanish You can visit any Social Security office for assistance. The nearest offices to Ocala are Gainesville (1610 N.W. 23rd Ave.) or Leesburg (118 E. Main St.) Citrus Springs library to host craft workshopsThe Citrus Springs Memorial Library and the Creative Calligraphers of Citrus Springs will host a summer Crafting Workshop at 1 p.m. July 12 and will be about Greeting Cards made with paper napkins. This workshop will be given by June Towner. Supplies will be furnished. To register, call 489-2313. The August workshop will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 9 and will be about learning to do Iris Paper Folding. This is a technique that can be used to make greeting cards or pictures. This will be presented by Lorna Eastman. Participants will need to bring the following supplies: 1 to 2 sheets of solid color card stock, scissors, ruler, pencil, 12-inch or 3/4-inch tape, doublesided tape. Other workshops may be added to the schedule if more projects are suggested. The Citrus Springs Memorial Library is at 1826 W. Country Club Blvd. in Citrus Springs. TALLAHASSEE Florida has something new specifically designed for aging drivers. The Florida Guide for Aging Drivers is a hand book available at no cost to senior drivers, compliments of the Florida Safe Mobility for Life Coalition. The Coalition, a group comprised of professionals from 28 organizations, created the guide to give aging drivers a comprehensive resource with the most up-to-date information available. Users will find safe driving tips, licensing information, lists of resources, and community contacts for every county in the state. Basically, the guide offers just about everything an aging driver needs to be more proactive about staying safe on the road. This book compliments the website www.SafeandMobileSeniors.org and is just the right size for the cars glove box and available through the: Safe Mobility for Life Resource Center 636 West Call Street Tallahassee, FL 32306 safe-mobility-forlife@fsu.edu Why does Florida need an aging driver guide? Actually, it makes perfect sense when you consider that Florida leads the nation with 18 percent of its population age 65 and older. In fact, by the year 2030, over 27 percent will be over age 65, with half of those 75 or older. Mirroring this growth, an increasing proportion of drivers in Florida are getting older. Currently, nearly 3 million drivers in Florida are over age 65. Most people experience a steady decline in some of the skills needed to safely drive as we get older, however, these changes do not affect all drivers at the same age or in the same way, says Gail Holley, Florida Department of Transportations Safe Mobility for Life Program and Research Manager. It is important for everyone to understand the impact that aging can have on their driving and learn the warning signs and resources that are available to them so they can make the transition when driving may no longer be a safe option. The guide is designed to help aging drivers strike a balance between safety and the need for independence. The hope is that users of the guide will take the time to consider their driving abilities, take steps to improve their driving skills, explore other transportation options if needed, and start making a plan for retirement from driving if it becomes necessary in the future. Riverland News, Thursday, July 12, 2012 15 NEW LOCATION 11352 N. 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She will enjoy a funfilled year of making appearances and being involved in her community on behalf of the Miss Heart of the USA Organization. Look for her as she participates in events in your local area and be sure to congratulate her on her accomplishment. The Miss Heart of the USA Pageant strives to provide its contestants with the opportunity to have fun, establish lasting friendships, build confidence, and self-esteem; all while encouraging them to get involved with organizations in their communities that benefit those in need. Miss Heart of the USA Queens are involved at the local level with many charitable organizations. Nedrow will represent Marion County at the 2012 South Florida State Miss Heart of the USA, where she will be competing for $2,000 in scholarship money. Winners will advance to the Miss Heart of the USA Nationals in Orlando, where they will compete for a $5,000 Scholarship. The Miss Heart of the USA pageant began as a food drive for a rescue mission, which pantry was low and blossomed into a National Pageant Program that has distributed more than 750,000 nonperishable food items to nonprofit organizations, collected toys for Toys for Tots, and even collected and distributed much needed baby items for a Womans Hope Center. Nedrow, with the help of her family and friends is collecting nonperishables to be distributed to local food banks. If you would like to help stomp out hunger, contact Dore Nedrow at 352-302-6160 for more information. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming part of the program, contact the State Office at 334-6846051 or visit www.missheartoftheusa.com for more information. Special to Riverland News Jordyn Nedrow Florida rolls out new guide for senior drivers Special to Riverland News COMMUNITY BRIEFS


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The popular eatery just south of the Withlacoochee River was closed after an out-ofcontrol Ford Explorer sideswiped a car, skidded along the shoulder of U.S. 41 and then slammed broadside into the building, causing extensive damage. The impact knocked down a brick wall that separated the office from a dining area, sending debris throughout the restaurant. Though the driver, 44year-old David Bosley of Dunnellon, was injured, no one was hurt in the restaurant. Charges against Bosley are pending blood alcohol concentration results, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Following the accident, owner Mary Scully and her family vowed to reopen the 27-year-old business. How long it would take was a mystery. That mystery ended Tuesday, July 3, when the restaurant opened its doors once again for its loyal and faithful customers. We were slammed, manager Kathleen Cunningham said. I never expected this many people to be here on opening day. Despite not having its credit card machine or new chairs they were expecting to have, the restaurant owners and staff made do with what they had. After renovating the dining room, flooring, and tables making it roomier and more comfortable the place filled up with happy customers. James Stillions and his wife, Lolly, have been coming to the Front Porch for 25 out of the 27 years the eatery has been open. I have always liked it here, they have a really good apple pie that I have to eat, James said. They had one in Crystal River but we have always liked this one better. Charine (McDonald) Sutton and Millie (Green) Hiers met at the restaurant for the first time, reminiscing about the schooldays at Dunnellon High School. Both graduated in 1968 and met up once a month at different restaurants throughout the area. I really like the place, Heirs said. It gives off a country feeling and I think it really represents Dunnellon. Typically, the Front Porch closes in August for vacation, but this year they are going to make an exception since they had about a month taken off to repair the restaurant. Every day the family would come into the restaurant during their closing time for about 12 to 15 hours a day. Some even traveled from St. Petersburg to help. I would like to really thank Barrnum electric, they worked hard, sometimes staying until 12 to 1 oclock in the morning, owner Mary Scally said. The Front Porch is also going to start adding more country cooking to the menu. People were very supportive at this time, manager Debra Pricher said. They would stop by and ask if they could help us in any way. Even other restaurants in the area asked to help also. That is what a real community does, comes together in a time of need. MATTHEW BECK/For the Riverland NewsThe popular Citrus County restaurant Front Porch sustained major damage last month when a car plowed through the establishment. The eatery, in south Dunnellon on U.S. 41, has reopened. OCALA Workforce Connections Job Fair, which was postponed due to the threat of Tropical Storm Debby, has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 19. The job fair is open at no charge to anyone looking for work in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. It will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at the College of Central Floridas Klein Conference Center, 3001 S.W. College Road in Ocala. Employers interested in taking part in the Job Fair must post open job orders with Workforce Connection through the Employ Florida Marketplace. There is no charge to participate but space is limited and will be available to employers on a firstcome, first-served basis by calling 352-873-7939, ext. 1141. A computer kiosk with Workforce Connection staff will be available for job seekers to apply for jobs and register with Employ Florida, the states premier online job bank. Job seekers are encouraged to show up early and bring printed copies of their resume to hand to prospective employers. A professional dress policy will be strictly enforced: anyone wearing flip flops, t-shirts, shorts, torn or ripped jeans or other inappropriate attire will not be admitted. Participants should also come prepared with a oneto-two minute introduction or elevator speech highlighting work experience, training and abilities. Job Fair preparation tips can be found at Workforce Connections Job Candidates page at www.clmworkforce.com/careerSeekers.asp More information about the Job Fair can also be found at the Calendar of Events at www.clmworkforce.com or by calling 800-434-JOBS and speaking with a Workforce Representative. For updates and job fair preparation tips, as well as information about upcoming job-seeker programs, follow Workforce Connection on Twitter @WorkforceCLM. Workforce Connection is a member of the Employ Florida network of workforce services and resources. Workforce Connection is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers listed above may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. If you need accommodations, please call 352840-5700, ext. 7878 or e-mail accommodations@clmworkforce.com. Please make request at least three business days in advance. Workforce Connection job fair rescheduled for July 19 AMANDA BARNEY Riverland News Special to Riverland News COMMUNITY BRIEFS Watch and Clock Collectors meet monthlyThe Chapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) meet at 8 a.m. the fourth Sunday monthly except December at VFW Post 4781 at 9401 S.E. 110 St., Ocala. The facility is off State Road 200, behind Sims Furniture and next to MRMC Medical Park at Timber Ridge approximately 8/10 of a mile east of County Road 484. The presentation topics are about repair and maintenance of Clocks and Watches and related subjects. The public is welcome to attend. There is a $2 fee, which covers refreshments and expenses. For more information, call Roger B. Krieger at 352527-0669 or Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924. American Legion activities slated American Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 will meet at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will not be served. The Auxiliary will not meet again until September. 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 outdoor flea market and pancake breakfast will resume in September.


Extension Service slates gardening classes Are your plants surviving the warm temperatures, hot sun and troublesome pests of the summer months? Rejuvenate your garden knowledge and your plants by attending the below gardening classes and seminars offered during July by UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service staff and volunteers. July 17-19: Florida-Friendly Landscape Challenge. Learn how to make the outdoors the best room of your home and save time and money at this three-day session from 6 to 9 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service Auditorium. For more information or to preregister, registration and class fee of $5 are due by July 13), call 352-671-8400. Registration for most sessions is required and may be completed by calling 352-671-8400. For information on these and other programs, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.htm.Citrus Springs Library to host adult art classThe Citrus Springs Memorial Library will host an adult art class at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. Jane Lee, who has been teaching the childrens art classes this summer, will be the instructor. She is asking all adults to bring some acrylic paints, paintbrushes and a pad of watercolor paper (no special size is required). The class is free, but please pre-register by calling 489-2313. Registered Nurses Retired to meet July 23The Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) planning meeting will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 23, at Myriams Restaurant on County Road 484 in Dunnellon. All interested members are welcome to attend. Come help us plan our upcoming year. For more information or directions, call Kathy at 465-8958. Annie W. Johnson needs items for programThe Annie W. 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For information about all of our product offerings, please visit www.comcast.com. Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Lien Notices 281-0712 RIV07/31 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicles will be sold at public sale, free of all prior liens, per Fl Stat 713.585 at 10:00 AM on July 31, 2012 at Turners Transmission Service Inc, 531 NW 10th St, Ocala FL 34475, phone 352-732-3355. No titles, as is, cash only. 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup VIN 1FTDX18WXVND37765 Cash sum to redeem vehicle $3619.28. 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. In282-0712 RIV7/12 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 07/30/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SuperiorTowing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FALP52U6RA224201 1994 FORD 1J4GX58Y9VC5302431997 JEEP 1N4AL11D76C239450 2006 283-0712 RIV0727Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE THE FOLLOWING VEHICLE WILL BE SOLD FOR CHARGES DUE AT PUBLIC AUCTION FREE OF ALL PRIOR LIENS PER FL STATUTE 713.78 AT 9:00 AM ON JULY 27, 2012 VEHICLE IS AS IS. CASH ONLY. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY AND ALL BIDS/SALES. VEHICLE iS STORED AND WILL BE AUCTIONED AT: ROBERTS TOWING & RECOVERY 1034 NE 95TH STREET, OCALA, FL 34479. 2008 FORD VIN: 1FTSW20RX8EA46810 July 12, 2012. NISSAN July 12, 2012 terested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555. July 12, 2012 Lien Notices Lien Notices 278-0705 RIVSenior, Evelyn L Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2012-CP-000037 IN RE: ESTATE OF LOUISE SENIOR, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EVELYN LOUISE SENIOR, File Number 2012-CP-000037 is pending in the Circuit Court for Citrus County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N Apopka Ave, Inverness, Florida 34450. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All Creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATON 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, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is July 5, 2012. Personal Representative: Lara Nielse 948 Virginia St, Apt. 305, Dunedin, Florida 34698 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ AVONELLE R. MACKERELL, Florida Bar # 521980 AVONELLE R. MACKERELL, P.A. 20743 W. Pennsylvania Ave., P.O. Box 717, Dunnellon, FL 34430 352-489-2264 Phone 352-489-6890 Fax July 5 and July 12, 2012. 279-0705 RIVFredericks, Lola Mae 2012-CP-869 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-869 (F) Division: IN RE: ESTATE OF LOLA MAE REDERICKS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LOLA MAE FREDERICKS, deceased, whose date of death was May 20, 2012, is pending in the the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, 280-0705 RIVThomas, Rufus, Lee 2012-CP-865(F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-865 (F) Division: IN RE: ESTATE OF RUFUS LEE THOMAS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RUFUS LEE THOMAS, deceased, whose date of death was April 7, 2011, is pending in the the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 5, 2012. Personal Representative: RUFUS SHOULARS, JR 46 Rose Hill Place, Irvington, New Jersey 07111 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq., Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax:(352)854-9267, www.flpr obate.net July 5 & 12, 2012 Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration FL 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 5, 2012. Personal Representative: Jessie Sue Studley 716 Charter Lane, Edgewater, Florida 32141 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq., Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax:(352)854-9267, www.flpr obate.net July 5 & 12, 2012 Free Offers Save AKitten FREE KITTENS (352) 234-0988 Lost Lost Cat Female, long hair, mixed color Last seen in Rainbow Springs Estate (859) 432-2284 (352) 362-5885 Medical LPN The Centers is seeking Florida LPN for Citrus County Med Clinic in Lecanto, FL. Provides quality client care in accordance with acceptable nursing practice and focuses on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse & mental illness. Full-time position with experience red. $17.00/hr Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Licensed & Masters level Therapists The Centers is seeking Licensed or Masters Level Outpatient Therapists for positions in Lecanto. Must have exp working with adolescents in a therapeutic environment, & MH/SA Co-occurring populations. Exp with not-for-profit, community mental health desired. Licensed positions require active Medicare &/ or Medicaid #, provider credentialing (Cigna, BC/BS) desired. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. NHSC approved site. For more info visit http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/ Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Residential SA T ech Pool The Centers is seeking Pool (PRN) Residential Substance Abuse Techs for our Citrus County Adolescent Residential program in Lecanto, FL. Duties focus on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse, a 12-Step recovery process, assisting the professional staff in the assurance of quality client care & transporting clients. Exp with troubled adolescents reqd. Must be available for shift work & weekends. Background screenings reqd. Salary $9.25-$9.75/hr plus 10% shift diff for 2nd/3rd shifts. (no benefits) DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Trades/ Skills FLOORING INSTALLER HELPER Need experience in wood, laminate, carpet and vinyl installations. Must be dependable and hard working (352) 489-8650 www.Garyscarpet1989 @aol.com General Help *CALL NOW* Looking to fill immediate positions in the CUSTOMER RELA TIONS DEP AR TMENT Training, 401(k), Medical. No Exp. Necessary. call Michelle 352-436-4460 General Help Drivers New Refrigerated and Dry Van freight. Daily or Weekly pay! Quarterly Safety Bonus! Flexible Hometime. CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. (800)414-9569 www. driveknight.com UTILITIES SERVICE WORKER PUBLIC SERVICESThe City of Dunnellon is accepting applications for the position of Utilities Service Worker. Duties include, but not limited to, inspecting and servicing lift stations, performing maintenance and repair on water distribution and sewer collection systems. Eligible candidates must have a valid Florida driver license. Must obtain a job description and submit a City of Dunnellon Employment Application package to the City Clerk at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431 (352) 465-8500. Apps can be downloaded at www.dunnellon.org. Electronic applications/ resumes not accepted. Salary range ($19,074 $28,621). Application deadline 07/23/2012. Position will remain opened until filled. E.O.E., D.F.W.P. Schools/ Instruction MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES NEEDEDTrain online to become a Medical Office Assistant! No Experience needed! Training & Local Job Placement assistance. thru SC Training.HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294 Auctions TWO AUCTIONS DUDLEYS AUCTION 4000 S Florida Ave Inverness 34450 Thursday, 7/12 Estate Adventur e Auction 4000 S Florida Ave (US 41S) Inverness Walkabout 3pm Inside 6pm Large Collection of Shop, power & hand tools, Quality furniture inc Leather, Geppedo & My Barbie Dolls MIB, Appliances, Art, and more. FULL HALL & Great Value Saturday 7/14 On-Site Estate Auction 1400 block of Man-O-War in Citrus Hills Preview 8 am Auction 9am HUGE collection of Listed art, Chagall, Neiman, Bronze, Baccarat, Tiffany, Antique & Contemporary Furniture, Household, from the estate of NY Food critic & Editor Sheldon Landwehr, All wonderful high quality items. Not a sale to be missed. Bid live or on line. view catalog Watch the web for photos & list. www.dudleysauction .com 10%bp cash/chk (352)637-9588 AB1667AU2246 Garden/Lawn Supplies CUB CADET LAWN TRACTOR 54 Cut, Always Garaged and well maintained, $,1,350 (352) 489-8803 Garage/ Yard Sales DUNNELLON Lake TropicanaFri., Sat. & Sun. 9am-3pm Yard Sale Lots of Tools 18511 SW 20th Street DUNNELLON MOVING SALE Friday13th 9a-3pm Saturday,14th 9a-12N Furniture, Mower, Household & Misc. 20818 SW Peacock Rainbow Lakes Garage/ Yard Sales RAINBOW SPRINGS Friday 13 & Sat. 14 9am-3pm HUGE SALE Lots of Household items, and quality clothes, dressy, casual, golf & square dance, less than thrift store prices 93rd Lane Road Estate Sales CITRUS SPRINGS Fri. 13 & Sat. 14, 8am-4pm Everything Goes! Nice Furniture & Wicker and More! 1185 W. 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Riverland News, Thursday, July 12, 2012 19 FAMILY FEATURES F ood always seems to taste better when enjoyed outdoors. No matter the occasion or location, these packable, snackable recipes are foods fit for a fabulous picnic. Bean Salad Stuffed Shells are a simple, flavorful, portable appetizer. Jumbo shells filled with a can of 3 or 4 bean salad, herbs and cheese make great finger food. Baby Beet and Farro Salad is an easy pack-and-go side. Whole pickled baby beets just right for one bite are the star of this whole grain salad, tossed with Dijon mustard dressing. Picnic Sandwiches with Pickled Beet-Mango Slaw, piled high with deli meats, goat cheese and a tangy-sweet slaw can be made ahead. Wrapped tightly and refrigerated for several hours, the flavors meld deliciously. Warm weather classic lemonade gets a ruby-red makeover. Simply add antioxidant rich beets to frozen lemonade concentrate, and Pink Lemonade is ready to enjoy. A Tex-Mex inspired picnic of Southwestern Marinated Chicken with Bean Salad is a meal all its own. The grilled chicken marinated in liquid from a can of southwestern bean salad pairs perfectly with the bean salad for a fast fiesta that can be served warm or chilled just add tortillas and perhaps a margarita. Foradditionalrecipes,visitwww.AuntNellies.comandwww.READsalads.com.Southwestern Marinated Chicken with Bean SaladPreparation Time: 20 minutes Marinating Time: 1 hour up to 6 hours Cook Time: 12 minutes Makes 4 servings 1 can (15 ounces) READ Southwestern Bean Salad 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 large cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon lime zest 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves Bean Salad (see recipe below) Chopped fresh cilantro 1.Drain bean salad. Place bean salad in large bowl; place liquid in medium bowl. For marinade, stir together bean liquid, lime juice, garlic, oil, zest, salt, if desired, black pepper, and red pepper, if desired. 2.Place chicken in large food-safe plastic bag or place in single layer in glass dish. Add marinade; coat chicken well. Close bag or cover dish. Marinate, refrigerated, 1 hour up to 6 hours. 3.Remove chicken from marinade. Place on grill over medium coals or medium setting on gas grill. Grill about 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, or, broil in oven 5 to 6 inches from heat about 6 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked through. Serve with Bean Salad. May be served immediately after cooking or chilled. Sprinkle with cilantro just before serving.Bean SaladPreparation Time: 10 minutes Makes 4 servings Reserved Southwestern Bean Salad 1 large tomato, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1.In large bowl, combine bean salad, tomato and cilantro. Toss gently. Serve at room temperature or chilled.Baby Beet & Farro SaladPreparation Time: 25 minutes Makes 6 servings 1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellies Baby Whole Pickled Beets 3 tablespoons white or red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon grainy Dijon mustard 1/3 cup olive oil 6 cups cooked farro (see note) 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, basil, chives or a combination 1/2 cup crumbled feta (optional) Salt Pepper 1.Drain beets well; discard liquid. 2.For dressing, in small bowl, whisk together vinegar and mustard, then whisk in oil. 3.In large bowl, toss together farro, walnuts, onion, herbs, dressing and feta, if desired. Gently toss in beets just before serving. Add salt and pepper, as desired. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Note: Pearled couscous, barley or favorite grain blend may be substituted for farro. Prepare according to package directions. Bean Salad Stuffed ShellsPreparation Time: 20 minutes Makes 6 servings 1 can (15 ounces) READ 3 or 4 Bean Salad 12 jumbo pasta shells 1/2 cup cubed (1/4-inch) cheese (see note) 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, parsley, chives or a combination Coarsely ground black pepper Additional herbs 1.Drain bean salad; discard liquid. 2.Cook pasta al dente according to pack age directions. Drain; rinse in cold water and drain well. 3.Combine bean salad, cheese and herbs. Add black pepper, as desired. 4.Spoon bean mixture into shells. Sprinkle with additional herbs, as desired. Serve immediately or chill. Note: Use smoked Gouda, mozzarella, Monterey Jack, or other favorite cheese.Picnic Sandwiches with Beet-Mango SlawPreparation Time: 20 minutes Makes 6 servings 1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellies Sliced Pickled Beets 1-1/2 cups cabbage slaw mix 3/4 cup cubed mango (about 1/4-inch cubes) 1/4 cup sliced green onion 2 to 3 tablespoons prepared vinaigrette Baguette or other loaf, plain or multigrain (about 21 inches x 3 inches) 1 package (4 ounces) creamy goat cheese or other spreadable cheese 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli roast beef or turkey 1.Drain beets well; discard liquid or save for another use. Coarsely chop beets; reserve 1/2 cup for Pink Lemonade (see recipe to follow). 2.In large bowl, toss together slaw mix, mango and onion. Add vinaigrette; toss to coat well. 3.Cut baguette lengthwise in half. Remove insides leaving 1/2-inch shell on top and bottom. Spread bottom half with goat cheese. 4.Toss beets with slaw mixture; spoon half over goat cheese. Arrange beef over slaw; spoon remaining slaw over beef. Close sandwich and press firmly. Wrap tightly with aluminum foil; refrigerate up to 4 hours before serving. 5.To serve, cut baguette into 6 pieces.Pink Lemonade Makes about 2 quarts Place 1/2 cup reserved chopped beets in food proces sor or blender container; process to puree. Add one 12-ounce can of lemonade concentrate (thawed); process to combine. Pour into pitcher. Add 4 cans water; stir. Serve over ice with lemon slice garnish.


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