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Thursday, February 28, 2013Vol 31 No. 1975 cents WHATS HAPPENING Fundraiser for woman in need of kidney setA fish dinner fundraiser for Dorothy Fleming will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 2 at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church at 11732 Illinois St. Fleming, who is in need of a kidney transplant, also has a savings account established at Bank of America. Those wishing to make a donation, may do so in her name. Motorcycle poker ride planned SaturdayThe Dunnellon Chapter of the GoldWing Road Riders Association will have a motorcycle poker run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2. The wevent will start at the American Legion Post No. 58 on U.S. 41 and continue through through Marion and Levy counties. Entry fee is $12 for GWRRA members and $15 for nonmembers. For more information, call Linn Bolton at 352-875-4760. Boys & Girls Club fishing tourney slatedThe Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch will host Uncle Homers Memorial Bass Tournament beginning at daylight and concluding at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Dunnellon Boat Ramp by City Hall. Entry fee for the tournament is $100 per boat, two people per boat. Payout will be 75 percent of entry proceeds. For more information, call the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County at 352-690-7519. Lake Tropicana to host flea market The Lake Tropicana Civic Association will host a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, at the Tropicana Clubhouse at 3380 S.W. 181 Court, Dunnellon. Vendor rent is $5 per table, per day inside and $4 per space, per day outside. To reserve your space or for more information, call Linda at 465-5039 or Bob at 465-3903. State sets goals to restore springs The underwater world of Rainbow Springs was a different place in 1955. Photos from that year show crystal-clear water and healthy aquatic vegetation with little or no algae. More recent photos show reduced water clarity and algae smothering aquatic vegetation along with invasive hydrilla and lyngbya. Nutrients, particularly nitrates, were blamed for the degradation of the Rainbow Springs Group and the Rainbow River. Long-term records of water quality showed nitrate levels in those waters have increased substantially. In 2009, the river was declared impaired on the basis of nitrate readings. With a consultant, the Rainbow Springs Working Group developed a restoration plan for the springs and river and goals for reducing nitrates. But in June 2011, the Department of Environmental Protection stated it would not be able to fund Spring Working Groups in upcoming year due to reductions in the state budget. Now springs are back in fiscal favor, and this month the department announced the adoption of restoration goals for the Rainbow Springs Group and the Rainbow River. These goals, or Total Maximum Daily Loads, are pollution Photo courtesy of Miss Ellie, Wonder PicsDunnellon High School junior Jody Weber poses with her steer, Pretty Boy, at the Southeastern Youth Fair last week. The steer was named grand champion, bringing home a record $11,000 bid in the auction. DHS students steer sells for record $11,000 at SEYF The 2013 Southeastern Youth Fair came to a close Sunday, but not without plenty of local students earning championship honors. And one local youths name will likely be spoken with awe for years to come. For good reason, too. For the first time in SEYF history, a steer sold for $9 a pound, and all told, the steer brought in a price of $11,000, a record haul. That steer, Pretty Boy, belonged to Jody Weber, a Dunnellon High School junior.. When the final bid was announced, jaws dropped when the auctioneer hollered sold! Webers steer was crowned grand champion during the weeklong event, showcasing everything from livestock to art and photography to plants. Pretty Boy, a CharolaisAngus cross, weighed in at Officials adopt targets to achieve measures in quest PAT FAHERTY For the Riverland News See STATE page 3 AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsDavid Moseley poses with a 300 Winchester Magnum built on a Montana 1999 action with Shilen Match-grade barrel custom built and custom-fitted walnut stock. Moseley, a former Army Ranger, built the rifle himself. Lock and Load: Former Ranger plies new trade Hunting, shooting and personal security are the prime reasons people own guns, but if the guns break or jam the owners usually have trouble finding a certified gunsmith to fix the problem. About a year ago David Moseley, with his experience and expertise, opened the CDM Arms LLC gun shop in Dunnellon to help gun owners fix their broken weapons. He earned some of his experience as a U.S. Army Airborne Ranger from 1982 until 1988. As a Ranger he went to the Soviet Union on a classified mission to rescue a downed pilot when he was only 21 years old. It took me three days to find him in the woods and it was 80 miles from where his plane went down, Moseley said. Most 21-year-olds today are not mature enough to do something like that. Moseley has a lot of interesting stories about his time as a Ranger, but most cant be printed because they are classified. I was shot and stabbed while a Ranger during the Cold War, he said. Everything I did was classified. After he left the military, Moseley owned a sawmill in Georgia David Moseley becomes licensed gunsmith AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News CATHERINE JAGER For the Riverland News See LOCK page 11 Consultant to examine Greenlight In an effort to better bolster the business plan for Greenlight Dunnellon Communications, the Dunnellon City Council is looking toward an outside resource to help accomplish just that. However, city officials didnt have to look far. They found one right in their backyard. The City Council on Monday night approved a $15,000 contract with J.M. Pierpont Consulting LLC. The Dunnellon-based company, run by John Pierpont, will provide Dunnellon city officials with a business plan for Greenlight Dunnellon Communications as well as see where the fiber-tothe-home program stands financially. Pierpoint Consulting will perform the study, which is comprised of Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 activities. Work performed pursuant to Phase 3 shall be performed by the consultant on an individual task order basis as deemed appropriate by the city given the outcomes of Phase 2 and as mutually agreed in writing before the work is commenced by consultant. According to the agreement approved Monday, Pierpont Consulting LLC and the city recognize that consultants services are specific to the Greenlight and city transaction and are not assignable. Pierpont and the city, through mutual agreement, may expand the scope of services and or projects to be performed for the city or Greenlight. Pierpont shall obtain the approval of the city prior to the commencement of Officials approve contract for study See STUDY page 2 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See CASH page 2


1,290 pounds. Weber admitted she was extremely surprised she won Grand Champion. At the initial weigh-in, Pretty Boy weighed 740 pounds and at the final weigh-in he tipped the scales at a whooping 1,290 pounds, which means he gained a total of 550 pounds in the duration of this project. Weber plans on showing a steer next year as well. I didnt even think I would win my class, she explained. I figured we would at least place though. Weber, who has been showing at the Southeastern Youth Fair for eight years, has shown a total of four hogs, four lambs, two heifers and five steers. Out of the variety of animals she has shown throughout the years, her favorite are the steers. My favorite part of the fair is that everyone is so close, its like a big family Weber said. You get to hang out with all of your friends from other schools and do what you love. This year, Weber and her friend, Kaylie Hiers, named their steers together. Webers steer was named Pretty Boy and Hiers was named Swag. To top it off they had a banner made to hang above their stall that read Pretty Boy Swag. But Weber wasnt the lone successful Dunnellon exhibitor at the fair. Kaila McKee won her class at the steer show. Brittany Landers won lamb and hog skill-a-thon, as well as Premier Exhibitor. Landers also won every class in her dog competitions. Elizabeth Wright won Senior Showmanship in the hog show. any new project or task. All told, the project will likely take up to six months to complete. Though the first two phases are expected to be done in about five to six weeks. Pierpont has the experience to do the job, city officials said. The longtime Dunnellon resident, who is also Councilman Erik Collops father-in-law, was a longtime employee of Florida Power/Progress Engery/Duke Energy. As part of his responsibilities throughout his career with the power company, Pierpont was responsible for developing business plans for his employer. Pierpont was first approached by Collop to see what his thoughts were about striking a deal with city officials to provide a business plan for the city. Collop who was absent at Mondays meeting, made it clear at the Councils Feb. 20 workshop, that he would not have voted if he had been present. I just introduced everyone and let them go from there, Collop told his colleagues and the audience. Pierpont and City Manager Lisa Algiere met to discuss a plan of action. That plan was then pitched to the City Council to see how his company could help Greenlight succeed. Basically, as a longtime resident of Dunnellon, I want to see Greenlight succced, Pierpont told the City Council. Phil Reagan, an employee of Pierponts consulting firm, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the job. He was a longtime employee of Gainesville Regional Utility, overseeing a number of their enterprise operations including the citys own Internet-based provider. What you have here is very, very exciting, Reagan told the Council. It blows my socks off. Youre on the cutting edge of fiber optics. Reagan told the Council it has numerous options it could look into to make Greenlight a highly successful and highly profitable operation. There are tremendous opportunities for this system, he said. Mayor Nathan Whitt, who voted for the deal, expressed his appreciation and gratitude for those willing to help out, even if it does come at a cost to the city. Mayor Whitt pointed out the outstanding debt, specifically on the Series C Bond for Greenlight. That bond, which is more than $1 million, is due in November. Thats the glaring elephant in the room, Mayor Whitt said. If we can get that off our backs, we really have a chance to make this work. This next six months is crucial. We need to wipe the slate clean with that Series C Bond. In other action, the Council: Approved the mayors signature on a grant received from FDEP (Florida Department of Environment) for $637,437 from the Small Community Wastewater Facilities Construction grant through FDEP for Rio Vista. This would leave an estimated $164,083 to be paid by the 62 sewer customers in Rio Vista, which will be bonded over a 15to 20-year period, officials said. As the city pays back the bond those customers will be assessed their portion. Approved the reappointments of Michelle Lewis and Gloria Williams as trustees to the Police Officers and Firefighters Pension Board. Both had served previous two-year terms, which were set to expire. Both, according to information provided by City Clerk Dawn Bowne, had consented to serve another two-year term. Their appointments were effective Feb. 25. Appointed Viola Soffe to a three-year term as an alternate on the Historic Board. Soffe had recently been appointed to fill the unexpired term of Dane Meyers. That term ends March 8. Appointed Ronald Senykoff to the Tree Board to fill the upcoming vacancy left by Jan DeWitt, whos term expires March 8. DeWitt was appointed as the senior alternate. Approved a contract with Minerva for $31,425 for support with Middleware, a software program that is the operating system, which controls the video system for Greenlight Communications. Approved a contract with Trenchless Supply for $5,900 for conduit as part of the continued system construction for Rolling Ranch Estates. Approved a contract with Power & Tel for $12,851 for handholes for the continued system construction for Rolling Ranch Estates. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, February 28, 2013 A member of the Florida Press Association352-489-2731 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 Display Advertising And Business & Church Directory Ads. 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This year, there were 10 classifications of swine with more than 200 pigs vying to win this portion of the competition. The next step in the competition is between the 10 pigs that have each won their classifications. Turner and her Maxi won the Grand Championship. Earlier in the week at the SEYF, Turner won Best in Class and Best in Show for her artistic submission of a platypus she created under the guidance of DMS art instructor Doug Henry. Turners platypus faithfully displays the characteristics of the real animal. DMS students hog wins grand champ Special to the Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School eighth-grader Taylor Turner shows off her championship belt buckle after her 260-pound hog, Maxi, won Grand Champion honors. Special to the Riverland News Local residents and business owners already know that Ocala and Marion County are special thats why they choose to be here. Now, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners, Marion County Tourist Development Council and Ocala/Marion County Visitors & Convention Bureau want input from the community and tourism industry on the best ways to advance future tourism initiatives. To achieve this, the county will host a series of workshops in March to get the publics thoughts about how the region should progress in its efforts to attract tourists. Staff is looking for feedback ranging from key emerging markets, activities and promotions to thoughts on how to best promote the area collectively and grow the local tourism industry. The meetings are considered an integral part of the Visitors & Convention Bureaus strategic planning and long-term visioning for tourism efforts. Tourism representatives will host the public workshops on the following times and dates: 1 to 4 p.m. March 11 Marion County Growth Services, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. For information, call 352-438-2600. 8 to 11 a.m. March 12 Belleview City Hall, 5343 S.E. Abshier Blvd., Belleview. For information, call 352-245-7021. 1 to 4 p.m. March 12 Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Silver Springs. For information, call 352-671-8560. 8 to 11 a.m. March 13 Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon. For information, call 352-465-8500. 1 to 4 p.m. March 13 Reddick Town Hall, 4548 N.W. 152nd St., Reddick. For information, call 352-591-4095. County seeking input on tourism Special to the Riverland News STUDY continued from page 1 CASH continued from page 1 WE WANT YOUR NEWSSubmit photos and news items by email to editor@riverlandnews.com. Deadline for submissions is 2 p.m. Fridays. GREEK FESTIVAL ART & VENDOR EXPO 2013 FREE PARKING RAIN OR SHINE Delicious Greek Dinners Greek Music & Daily Door Prizes Art & Specialty Merchandise Vendors Greek Pastries, Desserts & Coffee Shoppe Greek Gyros & Grilled Specialties Pony Rides, Face Painting 20 Ft. 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Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results from Feb. 19: Winners: 1. Jim Baker, 4,880; 2. Billie Barnes, 4,430; 3. Millie Morales, 4,410; 4. Wilma Jester, 4,150. No slams. What would you do for a Klondike bar? One 43-year-old Citrus Springs mans search for that chocolate-coated ice cream, so rich, so thick led him to stuffing one down his pants before leading two Dunnellon Police Department officers on a foot chase Saturday night through the Circle K parking lot, leading to charges of petit theft and resisting arrest without violence, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report stated. The report stated Johnny H. Shutts was charged with both counts Feb. 23 after an incident in which Shutts took off on foot after eyewitnesses reported Shutts took a Four Loko alcoholic beverage and a Klondike ice cream bar and left the store without paying for the items. According to the report, the store clerk observed Shutts take a Four Loko alcoholic beverage and then walk toward the ice cream cooler. At this time, Cpl. Bruce Arnold arrived inside the store and observed Shutts place a Klondike Ice Cream bar into his pants to conceal the item and exit the store. The store clerk, along with other witnesses, said Shutts then left the store without paying for the items. The report stated at this time, Officer Mike Anger arrived on scene when Shutts attempted to flee north on foot. Both Cpl. Arnold and Anger gave chase, catching Shutts while having to wrestle him to the ground. According to the report, Shutts refused to place his hands behind his back after multiple commands. Shutts continued to resist by tucking his hands under his chest and refusing to place his hands behind his back. Authorities had to retrieve Shutts hands from underneath his body to handcuff him. The report stated Shutts was transported to the Marion County Jail. His bond was set at $2,500. According to Marion County Jail records, Shutts was charged with an additional count of second degree petit theft, third subsequent offense. His bond for that charge was set at $2,000. At press time, Shutts remained in the Marion County Jail. reduction targets designed to drive nitrate reductions so the spring systems meet water quality standards and support healthy biological communities. The department has identified specific pollution problems and established fourpollutioncutting goalsaffecting about 250 springs. Another fivegoals are scheduled for adoption this year to help restore 65 additional Florida springs. The departmenthas made springs restoration a statewide priority and are working to address nutrient impacts to these unique water bodies, DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. said. We have seen a continued increase in nutrients in Floridas springs since the 1960s and we are taking action to reverse this trend. Setting goals was the first step. The state will now forge restoration plans in conjunction with local stakeholders before the end of the year. These plans will identify projects necessary to reduce sources of pollution, resources necessary to implement them and schedules for carrying them out. Nitrate loadings must be cut by 82 percent for Rainbow Springs, said Drew Bartlett, director of DEPs Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration. The problems are complicated. They werent created overnight and they wont be solved tomorrow. While the department is the lead agency on developing the goals, the Southwest Florida Water Management District was involved in the process. We have worked to provide date and technical support, said Veronica Craw, springs and environmental flows manager. 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Lisa Ann Barfield, 48, was charged Friday after an auditor with the Marion County School Board revealed the former site manager for afterschool programs at Dunnellon Elementary School stole $851 in funding from the program. According to the report, Barfield admitted to taking checks and money orders from parents of students who were enrolled in the after-hours program. Barfield was the site manager for the program for seven years. Barfield wrote the word cash on those checks and money orders and used that money to pay her bills and to pay for her childs enrollment in the after-hours program, said Judge Cochran, Marion County Public Information Officer. The district is seeking restitution in the full amount, according to Kevin Christian, public relations officer for the school district. Employee records show Barfield was hired in August 2006 as an extended day aide. She became site manager at Dunnellon Elementary in August 2008 and has remained there since. Her evaluations show positive comments and no negative actions. We expect our employees to set the example for our community when it comes to fiscal accountability, Christian said. When that example is bad, we have to take action. The community expects nothing less, and so does the district. Barfield was booked Friday into the Marion County Jail. Her bond was set at $2,000. She posted bail late Friday. Officials: Barfield stole from after-school program Lisa Ann Barfield Johnny H. Shutts JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Police: Man attempts to flee on foot; faces multiple charges PAT FAHERTY/For the Riverland NewsTwo fishermen enjoy the Rainbow River on a recent Friday morning near downtown Dunnellon. The state has adopted pollution reduction goals to help restore the water quality of the river and the Rainbow Springs Group. Statewide the goals affect about 250 springs. S TATE continued from page 1 HYDRILLA TREATMENT SLATEDThe Southwest Florida Water Management District will treat hydrilla on the Rainbow River from March 4 to 7. Management of hydrilla on the Rainbow is a cooperative effort between the district, Florida Fish and Wildlife and DEP. Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a new charitable organization formed to assist the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church as well as other local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to families in need who qualify under federal guidelines. Free toiletries and clothing will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. NEWS NOTE JEFF BRYAN Riverland News BRIDGE SCORES


4 Riverland News, Thursday, February 28, 2013 R IVER VIEWS The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association RIVERLAND NEWS Are city officials paying attention to what folks say?I have been following, with interest, the Riverland News Letters to the Editor generated by residents of Rainbow Springs in response to the Dunnellon City Councils imposition of its predatory funding program directed at that community. Obviously, there are some very bright, capable, competent and articulate people living in Rainbow Springs. Is anyone at Dunnellon City Hall actually reading any of this material? Alan Abele Dunnellon City of Dunnellon is on road toward bankruptcyIt is evident to me that the city of Dunnellon has been, and is being, grossly mismanaged. The numbers say so. Residents within and outside the boundaries in close proximity to the city say so. Then why has Dunnellon City Manager Lisa Algiere not been fired? In business, a CEO that has failed in their fiduciary responsibilities or other management duties would be fired by the Board of Directors. The City Council of Dunnellon, Dunnellons Board of Directors, has swept the blatantly obvious mismanagement of the city under the rug, shrugged their shoulders, then renewed Ms. Algieres contract. What are they thinking? Citizen input falls on deaf ears or is met with insolent responses like because we can. Dunnellon must do better or face the consequences of being declared bankrupt, which is eventually inevitable. Clayton S. Ellsworth Jr.Lake TropicanaFundraiser for local woman a success despite weather The family and friends of Stephanie Anderson wish to thank all those who came out Sunday, Feb. 17, to the Blue Gator for her fundraiser despite the cold weather. Without you and our generous supporters, we never would have raised more than $1,500 in three hours. We especially need to thank, the Blue Gator, Riverland News, Lowes of Inverness, Jimmy Sparks Band, Scallys Lube & Go, Vernon Martin Salon, Sweetbay, Big Lick Farm, The Force is strong with these young ones W ell, its time to go grocery shopping for the escarole, acini de pepe, and all the stuff to make those little meatballs. These are just some of the ingredients in my homemade Italian Wedding Soup I make for my brothers, Bob, birthday every year. This was a recipe my grandmother used to make for him when she was alive and now Ive taken it over. Likewise, Bobs favorite food is pasta, any kind of pasta. So my mom will make stuffed shells to go along with the soup and that has been the menu for his birthday for the past few years. Well have a quiet party with just the family. He wouldnt want us talking about it or writing about it and he may not even like me writing this column. Yet, I dont want to omit him from my memoirs. You never hear me saying much about my younger brother and he likes it that way. Although most of the members of my family like being the center of attention, he is certainly not one of them. Robert prefers flying under the radar. He is quiet, laid back, cool, calm and collected. Sometimes I wish I could be more like that. We are only two years apart, so growing up we always hung out together. I used to force him to play Barbies with me when nobody else was available. On rainy days, we would always play board games or find something to do. We made up games too ball against the house, was one of our favorites. Im sure we fought like all brothers and sisters do, yet none really stand out to me. I remember the first time I saw Bob get angry, although it takes a lot to get him to that point. He was probably 9 or 10 at the time. We had ridden our bikes down to the lake and this pesky kid named Joe wouldnt leave him alone. He had already tried to grab his bike several times. All of a sudden Bob threw his bike down, balled up his fist and hit the kid. Way to go, Bob. That kid never bothered him again. Bob is somewhat of a loner, but he likes it that way. Where I cannot even go to Ocala by myself, he travels the country all alone. I do envy that ability. Sometimes I look at him and wonder if hes the milkmans son. Hes light, where were all dark. Hes quiet, where were all noisy. Hes slightly tall and thin, were all short and round. But he definitely resembles my mothers side of the family that doesnt look Italian at all. Bob is one of the kindest people I know. Hes loyal, helpful 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 email, 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. THE OTHER GUY LETTERS JERSEY GIRL TIME TO SMILE F acebook has been all a flutter with videos of our northern neighbors trudging through mountains of snow filled streets. Better them than us. Many of my relatives and friends posted photos and videos of waist high snowbanks and creative snow creations. Most bemoaned the hours spent shoveling. It is not a fun task. Within an hour, you are hot and sweaty, yet your feet are frozen. It makes for a strange sensation. The other day, I logged on to Facebook and found a video that my brother, Bill, in Alabama had found on YouTube. It is from East Main Street in my home town of Bridgeport, Conn. Excited to see my old home town, I clicked on the video under which my brother had posted My home state. Oh my, did I get an earful! The video consists of a woman filming the crazies going up and down her unplowed street. She comments on the various goings on: people slipping and sliding, near accidents and outrage at snowplows. Any Northerner can tell you they have a love-hate relationship with a snowplow. They have a very distinct sound: the ching, ching, ching of the chains sounds like Santa and his reindeer. Then there is a heavy thud when the plow drops. It is preceded by the screeeeeech of the metal plow pushing the snow. This is a reassuring sound at 2 oclock in the morning. Its nice to know your street is being taken care of. It is the sound of your tax dollars at work. This, of course, is the love relationship. The hate comes the next morning and you have just spent three hours in a cold silence shoveling your car out of a snowbank. Ching, ching, ching! No! The snowplow takes its second pass through your street and pushes all the snow you shoveled back onto your car. Aagghh! The curse words, snowballs and even shovel-laden fists begin to fly. Curse words. This brings me back to the video. The womans commentary is very funny, but it is laced with the most profane and politically incorrect language I have heard in a long time. It was like listening to an Eddie Murphy performance. The ironic part is she makes fun of the low lifes on the street while every word out of her mouth begins with an F. As someone who enjoys a crass video, I re-posted the video with a disclaimer Contains extremely inappropriate and politically incorrect language. My niece Kelsey also re-posted it with a NSFW (not suitable for work) warning. Shortly after, Bill called and asked why we did that. Lights. Camera. Action. A Bob by any other name B y far and away, in a galaxy far, far away, I might add, Star Wars has been, and always will be, my favorite movie. Long before Id seen the movie, I had a hoard of Star Wars action figures, enough to take on a legion of Storm Troopers and wipe them out with my blaster, light saber or simply by using the Force. I was 8 1/2 years old before Id seen the original Star Wars. It was the winter of 1983 and I was a second grader at Washington Elementary School. The benefit of Midwestern winters is the occasional snow day; however, much like a hurricane you would know a storm was coming, just never where or how bad it would hit. I had a dilemma. HBO was still in its infancy, one channel, not the six or seven it has nowadays. Back then, and this might come as a shock to the younger generation, catching a flick on HBO required deft precision and luck, or prayer, as in my case. HBO planned to air Star Wars twice in February. Both times were not in my favor, a late-night showing on a school night and a midmorning airtime during school hours. The only way I would see what I considered my favorite movie, which Id yet to see, was for a snow day and the forecast, much like the show times, were not in my favor. I prayed hard the night before, pleading with God for a snow day. I wasnt sure if my mother was more concerned at the thought of having three kids stuck at home, cooped up in the house for the day, or the chance of me being disappointed if God didnt answer my prayer that worried her more. My prayer was answered. I was able to finally watch the 6-year-old film, which has a large cult following. While Im a fan and watch the original trilogy, Im not a Star Wars freak. You know the ones who don the costumes and attend comic book conventions and other type gatherings? Of course, I probably wouldnt object to doing so. I had always looked forward to the day when my own children, particularly my boys, would develop an interest in Star Wars. Id attempted years ago to have them watch the films with me, with little interest. Like the Rebel Alliance, I had not abandoned all hope but most Star Wars junkies would have found my lack of faith disturbing. Within the past six months, Jackson and Jayden have taken a keen interest in the fight between good and evil and balance in the galaxy, largely in part because of Angry Birds. For those of you unfamiliar with Angry Birds, its a game in which you shoot a variety of animated birds at pigs stacked See LETTERS page 5 See JERSEY page 5 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 7 Kathleen Wallace See TIME page 5


and reliable. Hes the voice of reason. Like I said, calm, cool and collected. When I get lost I call him. He never gets frantic and he keeps me calm. Yet theres so much more to Bob than meets the eye. He may only say 20 words the whole time youre with him yet he has such strong opinions on everything and has so much to say. He just has to feel comfortable in order to say it. Bob is very intuitive. Hes usually a good judge of character. He has one of the best senses of humors ever. Whenever were together you can be sure well end up laughing over something. Hes so good with children probably because he has such a gentle nature. Whenever we have a gettogether you can usually find him taking care of the kids. All kids warm up to him and love him. I hope he can have a few of his own one day. Nobody is closer to us or knows us better than our siblings. I know my two brothers inside and out. I know their good points and their bad. I can almost always tell you how theyre going to act or what theyre going to say before it even happens. Im sure they can do the same for me. Bob has been there for me when Ive needed rides, money, conversation and hugs. You name it hes always there. I thank God every day for my family and my two precious brothers. I know, without a doubt, theyll always have my back and I love them very much. He aint heavy. Hes my brother. Well, he may be heavy after all that soup and pasta. Repeat Boutique, Oakride Equine Training Center of Morriston, Pine Ridge Golf Club, Sparrows Tavern and All-State Insurance. We thank you all, so very much. Lori WentlingDunnellon Churchs inaugural concert a successAs pastor of Cross at The River Cowboy Church I would like to give a big cowboy sized thank you to all those who came out to support our first-ever special event featuring Susie McEntire and her husband, Mark. We had folks come from as far away as Orlando and Tampa and Leesburg. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and many commented they want us to bring McEntire back again. Im looking forward to doing this again next year. Every community has something special about it. Here, we have community spirit, which comes out and supports those special events that benefit everyone in the community. Dunnellon is that kind of community and we at Cross at the River Cowboy Church love being a small part of it. This is one of the things that stood out most to Susie and Mark, our smalltown community support. I would be remiss not to say they very much enjoyed the inner action at both the pre-concert meet-and-greet for the sponsors as well as the audience participation, before during and after the concert. They were both outgoing and friendly signing autographs and taking pictures with several fans after the concert. Thank you to Mathew Baillargeon from Boomtown Media, who without his help this event never would have happened. He got online ticket sales going as well as served as the liaison between us and Cadence Bank. A great big thank you to Pastor Russ Randall and First Baptist Church of Dunnellon for the use of its church and cafeteria and all their staff that were there to meet our needs setting up prior to the concert as well as to Paul and Jeff Bass, who handled the sound for the concert. We would like to give a very special thank you to Charlene Williams and the staff at Cadence Bank, which sold more than 100 tickets. Thank you also to Police Chief Joanne Black who arranged for the security for Susie and Mark and Officer Aaron German who provided it. Thank you to Mayor Nathan Whitt who took time out to meet Susie and Mark and brought Susie and Mark a Certificate of Recognition from the city, which was presented by Chief Black. We must thank Anna Lee Cannon, who presented Susie with a bouquet of roses provided by Marthas florist. We would like to give a heart felt thank you to the following corporate sponsors: Captain Bobs, Bluegator, Audiable Hearing, Cadence Bank, Comfort Keepers, Grumbles House, Edward Jones/Justin Yancey, Frye Tool Rental, Gunters Farm and Feed, Insurance Center of Dunnellon, PCS and Parts, Butler Multi Service, Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak, Aquatic Wilderness Adventures, The Village Crier, Sweetbay, WalMart, Skeets BBQ of Beverly Hills and Boomtown Media for providing food and drinks for the meet and greet. Finally to my church family who went above and beyond from early morning to late night to get the job done. First my wife, Debra, who endured my craziness, my daughter Tracey Lynn Anthony, Dennis and Joan Cross who led the charge, Doris McGursky, Marilyn Gruber, Steve Mart, Dan Holthausen, Holly Clark, Liz Blocker, Sandy Clarkson, Sandy Gomez, Linda Rutherford, Dave and Lanet Minteer, Marc Arnaud and Don and Jill Joyal. 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My brother, Tim, came up with the idea. It was a payback video. My niece, Rose, likes to tell us we live in the middle of nowhere. She lives a Sex and the City cosmopolitan lifestyle. She does not understand the joys of a quiet life. I give her 15 more years in the rat race and she will appreciate the middle of nowhere. So, while they shoveled snow, we basked in the sunlight. As my brother commented in the video they have snow shovels and we have no shovels! Kelsey posted the video. Some people had a good laugh and said we will get a pay-back video when we have our next hurricane. Others thought we were cruel. I re-posted it with the title A mean video for our northern relatives. My cousin, Sherry, who was also in the video posted: It wasnt meant to be mean, we were just having fun! Rose posted: My neighbor froze to death in his driveway not so funny now! Well yes, it was still a funny video because we didnt know about your neighbor and he probably had a heart attack, died and his body froze. Another relative said she would no longer post on Facebook because people were so insensitive. That selfimposed banning didnt last long she has to post every time she takes a breath. A long time ago a friend told me what to do with people who cant take a joke. I cant repeat it in a family friendly newspaper. Ask the woman in the first video she will tell you what to do with em! TIM E continued from page 4


6 Riverland News, Thursday, February 28, 2013 ABOVE: Susie McEntire, a Christian County artist, and her husband, Mark Eaton perform together during her Feb. 18 concert at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. RIGHT: A young concertgoer rests her head on her dads shoulder during the concert featuring Susie McEntire. BELOW: Janice Cannon Dorminey, left, claps her hands as she is entertained by McEntire during the concert. ABOVE: Ed Anthony, pastor of the Cross at the River Cowboy Church, laughs while reading prepared remarks as he introduces Susie McEntire to a packed house for her concert Feb. 18 at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. BELOW: McEntire shares a part of her testimony with the audience during her show. Susie McEntire, a Christian country artist addresses the audience during her Feb. 18 concert at First Baptist Church of Dunnell on. McEntire is the younger sister of country music superstar, Reba, and has appeared with her on shows such as Hee-Haw, Johnny Carson and others before Christ called her into country Christian music. McEntire has received many awards including the Country Music Award as well as several nominations for Artist of the Year and had award nominations from CNN, CMA and CCMA (Country Christian Music award). Additionally, she has had four No. 1 singles on the Positive Country Music charts. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News


Church hosts bingo weeklySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church hosts Bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Prizes up to $250. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40.Church hosts Reflex Student Ministry Reflections Church Student Ministry for middle school and high school-age students meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays at Citrus Springs Middle School. Church to host benefit concertFirst Baptist Church of Rainbow Lakes Estates will host a benefit concert featuring Joyful Noise, a Bluegrass-style band, at 5 p.m. March 2, at its church at 19756 SW Beach Blvd. In addition to Joyful Noise, singer/songwriter David Dickerson will perform. Church to host financial seminar First United Methodist Church at 21501 W. State Road 40 in Dunnellon will host a nine-week Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University seminar beginning Sunday, March 3. Classes will run Sundays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church. For more information or to register call Rick DuCharme at 465-2142 or the church office at 489-4026. Church to host concert featuring big bandThe Southern Express, an 18-piece Big Band, will perform at First Congregational United Church of Christ at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Tickets, which are $10 each, are available at the church office, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, or call the office at 352-237-3035) or Dave at 352-867-7967. Church to host fish fry Fridays during LentSt. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host its fish fry from 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays during Lent, now through March 22. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. The fish fry is open to the public and is held in the church pavilion. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is on the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 in Dunnellon. Lora Slagle, 77 Lora Slagle, 77, of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away Feb. 24, 2013. Lora and her husband James were married for 60 years and were owners of Slagle Used Cars in Dunnellon from 1968 to 2007. She was born in Phenix, Va., Sept. 2, 1935. Along with her husband James, she is survived by her sons, Kenneth Slagle, of Dunnellon, Jerry Slagle, Southlake, Texas, and Mark Slagle of Ocala. Lora enjoyed spending time with her eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and will be missed by her sister, Elaine Hamlet of Red House, Va., and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, followed by services at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Eddie Fulford of First United Methodist Church officiating at Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon. Burial will take place at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Condolences may be left at www.Robertsof Dunnellon.com. in varying degrees of difficulty. The developers of it created a Star Wars version. So when the boys discovered my box set of the original trilogy, they just had to watch it. In went the first tape, and as the words appeared on the screen, I read the opening dialogue to them. As the characters started to appear, the questions began to fill the room quicker than a Senate confirmation hearing. Where are the birds daddy? Jayden said. There arent birds in this one, I said. Whos that mean guy in the suit? Jackson asked. Which suit? I responded. The black one, they said in unison. Thats Darth Vader, I pointed out. Hes mean, Jackson said, with Jayden pointing out, hes scary, too. Yes, hes not very nice, I said, soaking up the inquisitive nature of them both. As we made our way toward the end of the first film, Jackson popped up out of his seat and handed me the next movie. We need to watch this one next daddy, he said, as he was unwrapping a Christmas present. Again, I put the tape into the VCR and we sat down. Off I went to make popcorn when they shouted. Daddy, you need to read this! I strolled into the bedroom, as they had sprawled onto the floor. I read the opening dialogue and we settled in with our snacks. Daddy, is this your favorite movie, ever? they asked. As The Empire Strikes Back unfolded, the questions again came out like a strike from the Death Star. Darth Vader is mean, Jayden pointed out. Yes he is, I again said. Whys he so mean? they asked. You have to watch all of the movies to understand, I told them. Look Daddy, theres another movie, Jackson pointed out. We cant go to sleep yet. We have to watch all of them. At that point, I was reminded of what Obi-Wan Kenobi once said: the Jedi mind trick only works on the weakminded, chuckling as I inserted Return of the Jedi into the VCR player, amused at the fact my boys had managed to escape their customary bedtime. Half way through, Jackson and Jayden asked if Star Wars was my favorite movie. Yes, yes it is, I said. Its ours, too they told me as they snuggled up next to me. May the Force be with them, for many years to come. Riverland News, Thursday, February 28, 2013 7 Attend the worship service of your choice 000E0MM 000DTCQ 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. First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 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 000DKHB 000E0NE Come Sunday, come as you are! Dunnellon community Church Temporary Location American Legion 10720 Hwy 41 Every Sunday at 11:00am Dunnellonchurch.com Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Pastor R.D. Hess (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 000DNVM Dunnellon The NEW 000E23X All You Can Eat Buffet (Over 20 items) Only $ 7.99 Seniors $ 6.75 Kids $ 3.99 Bring ad for FREE DRINK with buffet purchase Cookies 3 FOR $ 1.39 2 PC. for $ 2.00 AFTER 8 PM 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 MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Jean H. Desir, Pastor 000DXS6 489-2685 Hall Available For Community Functions Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Rite I 8:00 AM Coffee Hour 9:00 AM Rite II 10:00 AM Healing Session 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service 000DYBS Using Godly Influence to Build the Kingdom First Baptist Church 20831 Powell Road Dunnellon, FL 34431 www.fbcdunnellon.com Phone: 352-489-2730 Fax: 352-465-7729 E-mail: fbcdunnellon@bellsouth.net 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 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 000DNVW The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com C h i n a H o u s e C h i n a H o u s e China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000E4TJ 11352 N. Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 C h i n a W o k B u f f e t C h i n a W o k B u f f e t China Wok Buffet Lunch $6.75 Dinner $8.95 ROAST BEEF EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY NIGHT SUNDAY ALL DAY 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 000DKHM Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . 4:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000DKHD GATHERINGS A D IRECTORY OF A REA C HURCHES For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20 711180 OBITUARY Soup-A-Thon winners Special to the Riverland NewsABOVE: Joseph Kusiak, left, was third-place winner for his Peanut Soup and Beverley Deakins, right, was first-place winner for her homemade creamy clam chowder at St. John the Baptist Catholic Churchs annual Soup-AThon marking the beginning of Lent. LEFT: Helen Maurer won second place for her Chili with Veggies. CHURCH EVENTS CHURCH NEWS OTHER continued from page 4


River Watch Program seeks volunteersThe Rainbow River Watch Program will start another season this spring and its 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 this program is to protect the Rainbow River and allow it to be used in a safe and prudent manner by all. As volunteers, you will go out on patrol, in a sheriffs boat, and assist tubers, bathers and other boaters with any problems they may encounter. All volunteers will receive the necessary training to be qualified in all aspects pertaining to water patrols. For information, call the Dunnellon District Sheriffs Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 402-6050. Knights to host St. Pats dinner/danceThe Knights of Columbus Council No. 8510 will host its annual St. Patricks Day Dinner Dance at 5:30 p.m. March 16 in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 7525 U.S. 41 in Dunnellon. The dinner will feature corned beef and cabbage, potato and carrots, Irish soda bread, dessert and a cash bar. Happy hour begins at 5:30 with dinner served at 6:30. Music will be provided by Joe Koos with dancing until 10. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased from any Knight or the church office. To reserve a table for parties of eight to 10, purchase tickets by mail or for information, call 489-6221. Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St, Dunnellon is a drop-off point for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots drive as well as a drop-off location for food donations for Food 4 Kids Inc., which provides back packs full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area. For information, call 465-3666. Agency launches Coats 4 Kids driveAnnie Johnsons Cold Nites/Warm Hearts program is in need of winter coats for children of Marion and Citrus counties. If you are able to support this event, bring the coats to the Annie Johnson Center at 1991 West Test Court, Dunnellon. For information, call 489-8021. Lions Club to host pancake breakfast The Ocala 200 Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast and outside yard sale Saturday, March 2, at the Lions Clubhouse, 20826 S.W. Walnut St., Dunnellon. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the $5 donation includes juice, sausage, pancakes and coffee. For coffee only, the cost is $1. This event takes place the first Saturday of the month from September until June. All proceeds benefit local charities. Friends of Library to host meeting The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Library Meeting Room at 20351 Robinson Road. For more information, call 438-2520. AARP Driver Safety Classes slated An 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. The course will be March 14 and 15 at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Substation on U.S. 41. Class size is limited and reservations are required. For information or for reservations, call 4656359. Another course will be offered March 26 and 27 at the Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse, north of Dunnellon. Class size is limited and reservations are required. 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R IVERLAND EDUCATION Riverland News, Thursday, February 28, 2013 9 Red Brick School reunion slated The Old Red Brick School House all-class reunion will be March 16 at First United Methodist Church in Dunnellon. Reservations only. For more information, call 465-1093. Marion Civic Chorale to offer scholarshipThe Marion Civic Chorale is offering the Grat L. Rosazza Scholarship to an area student with musical talent. The $500 scholarship is open to high school and community college students who are continuing their education in vocal music, music education or musical theatre. The winner will perform with the chorale during one of the spring concerts and will be awarded the scholarship at that time. Application deadline is April 2. For more information, visit the chorales website at http://marion civicchorale.tripod. com/ or call Judy Crooks at 352-812-0666, or email Jillvw50@ gmail.com. DHS Kiddie World has openings Are you interested in a way to build your childs foundation for learning before kindergarten at a reasonable price? Dunnellon High Schools Kiddie World is looking for new little smiles to join the Kiddie World family. These services run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for children ages 3 to 5 years old. The cost is $10 a week. The Kiddie World programs offers an array of activities such as teaching centers, snack time, playground time, music, basic language skills (phonics) and math skills. For more information, call Tracy Zellers at 465-6745. Storm water education grants availablePublic and private educators wishing to teach their students about storm water quality topics may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through March 29, educators serving students who live in unincorporated Marion County may receive funds under the 201213 Stormwater Education Grants Program. Grantees may receive up to $750 to use for stormwater/water resource education and up to $1,000 to purchase equipment related to these projects. Interested applicants may visit www.marion countyfl.org/storm water.htm to download grant application instructions and forms. For information about the grants program, call Gail Mowry at 352-671-8686. EDUCATION NEWS Romeo tabs Terriffic Kids for month R omeo Elementary School is proud to announce this Februarys Terrific Kids. Terrific Kids is part of the Kiwanis Kids program. It is an award that is given to one child per class every month, who has demonstrated respectful behavior, positive attitudes, and academic progress! Each child is awarded with a certificate signed by their teacher and the school principal as well as a sticker, bumper decal, pencil, and a coupon from a local business. This months Terrific Kids are: Kindergarten: Jocelyn Ancelmo, Reese Bradham, Aidsa Hernandez-Torres, Omar Munoz, Alyssa Nicholes, Ayden Nicholes and Hayden Wood. First Grade: Yesenia Cardoso-Leanos, Gracie Howell, Grisselda Lopez Duran, Osas Palomo, Jessica Tweedy, Conner Verzaal and Felipe Yanez. Second Grade: Robert Chervenack, Kamryn Deitz, Summer Dewey, Angela Jaimes, Jonathan DMS students set to roar into March D unnellon Middle School will end February and begin March with a flurry of activities. As DMS ends the month, Caitlynn Russo, Dunnellon Middle School Spelling Bee winner and Brittany Singleton, Spelling Bee runner-up, will compete at the District Spelling Bee at 6 p.m. today at the Browne Greaton Cole Auditorium at Marion County Technical Institute (MTI). MTI is at 1614 SE Fort King Street in Ocala. Admission is free and the spelling bee is open to the public. Russo and Singleton will compete against students from 27 other schools. The winner and runner-up of tonights spelling bee will move to the 54th annual spelling bee in Orlando. Everyone at Dunnellon Middle School wishes you great success tonight, but most important, we wish you to have fun and enjoy the competition! And, as we begin the month of March, on Friday, March 1, Dunnellon Middle School will distribute Interim Reports during the last block of the day. Also on Friday, March 1, our sixth-grade Dunnellon Middle School students who have turned in their parent permission forms will take their sixth-grade class field trip to the Silver River Museum. Students will leave campus at 9:30 a.m. and return by 3 p.m., just in time to receive their Interims from their last block teachers. The next item on our Friday, March 1, calendar is to remind our DMS seventh-grade students who would like to PRINCIPALS OFFICE Special to the Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School seventh-grader Caitlynn Russo, right, the in-school Spelling Bee Champion, displays her Blue Ribbon, and Brittany Singleton, in-school Spelling Bee runner-up, pose after the schools annual Spelling Bee. They will represent DMS at the Marion County Spelling Bee at 6 p.m. today at Marion Technical Institute. Jane Ashman Romeo Principal PRINCIPALS OFFICE Applications of interest are now being accepted for the Pre-K/VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) program operated by the Title One office of Marion County Public Schools. This full-day program takes place during the normal 20132014 school year and is not related to summertime VPK programs. To be eligible, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013, and live within the attendance zone of their participating school. Applications are available at participating schools, the Title One office (306 N.W. 7th Ave. in Ocala), and online at marion.k12. fl.us/dept/fep/index.cfm. This program is widely popular but has limited seating. Admission is based on a random selection of applications submitted or postmarked by the 5 p.m. March 4 deadline. Parents or guardians of students accepted into the regular schoolyear program will be notified via telephone call starting March 12, 2013. Those not selected will be placed on a waiting list in random order and notified in a letter from the Title One office. Title One Pre-K / VPK applications may be returned four ways: in person at the Title One office at 306 NW 7th Ave. in Ocala; mailed to the Title One office at 306 NW 7th Ave, Ocala, FL, 34475; faxed to the Title One office at 352.620.7604; or completed online at www.marion.k12.fl.us/ dept/fep/index.cfm. Regular school-year Pre-K/VPK will be offered in 18 classrooms at 15 public elementary schools. Transportation is provided for those students accepted into the program and meeting eligibility requirements. For information, contact the Title One office at 352-671-4171 or visit marion.k12.fl.us/dept/fe p/index.cfm. District taking Pre-K apps See ROMEO page 14 Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal See DMS page 14 Got talent? GAIGE EVANS/For the Riverland NewsSenior Michael Chung performs yo-yo tricks Feb. 20 to earn the top honors in Dunnellon High Schools annual Talent Show. DHS students show off talents, skills in annual event Eleven brave souls stood up in front of a crowd of 57 paying audience members Wednesday, Feb. 20, for Dunnellon High Schools Tigers Got Talent talent show, put on by the schools Drama Department. Serenity Skillman was the master of ceremonies for the night, or emcee, for the second year in a row. The judges included: Tracy Baldeo (returning community judge), Daisy Torres (faculty judge) and Nicholas Rodriguez (last years winner, and the showcase talent). Starting off the show was Austin Holsinger and Mary Jokinen performing an instrumental version of Linkin Parks Burn it Down, followed by Ms. Erin Dormody signing her performance of I Was Here by Beyonc, which she dedicated to the students of DHS. Next up was Katie Wallace singing Immortal by Evanessence, which thereafter led to the shows first and only performance skit done by Kaitlyn Hanley, Heather Curtis and Lacey Ford portraying their version of Epic Meal Time, an Internet-based comedy series. Last, before the 10-minute intermission, was a crowd pleasing belly dance performance by Ariel Buchko to the song Tamr Henna. Shortly after, the last faculty performer, Jason Dobson, sang and played the song, People Get Ready, originally by the Impressions. Then, the second signing performer, Kayla Reed, performed In The Light by DC Talk, succeeded by Randi Jerrell doing a breathtaking performance of Sheryl Crows The First Cut is the Deepest. Finally, the show was wrapped up by Eddie Terrero singing and playing keyboard to an R&B melody, and Michael Chung doing a Yo-Yo choreographed performance to Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO. While the judges took five minutes to tally up the scores, showcase performer Nickolas Rodriguez began his performance from his seat at the judges table, and ended there, too. Directly after, all the contestants were gathered up on the stage once more to have the winners announced. Those to take home the gold were: Storm Bazarsky and James Olmo for Best Band Performance piece; Ariel Buchko for Best Performing Arts piece; Randi Jerrell for Best Singing Performance piece; and Michael Chung for Best Overall Performance. I practiced hours every day after school, said Chung, who began practicing about a year ago. STEVIE WHITE For the Riverland News Special to the Riverland News


Jody Weber, Softball The junior slugger was 2-for-3 against Hernando with one RBI. In addition to her stellar offensive performance, Weber did a great job blocking pitches as catcher for the Lady Tigers in the loss. Jordon Boley, Baseball The senior standout has gone 2-for-6 at the plate this season with two runs scored, two RBIs, two doubles and on-base percentage of .407 and a slugging percentage of .300 for the Tigers baseball squad. Jordon Boley Jody Weber R IVERLAND SPORTS 10 Riverland News, Thursday, February 28, 2013 000DWL2 DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT DUNNELLON COMMUNICATIONS Start Me Up: Little League season set for first pitch As youths from across the Dunnellon area prepare for the first pitch of the season Saturday, there is an added sense of excitement among Little League officials, coaches and the players themselves as they prepare for the start of the 2013 season. During the off season, members of the Dunnellon Little League Board of Directors, volunteers and others throughout the community spent countless hours breathing new life into the decades-old facility. The facelift was completed with the assistance of Lowes Home Improvement Stores Community Heroes program, which awarded Dunnellon Little League with a grant to help assist in the renovation of the facility. Lowes donated much-needed fencing, paint and other items the league could not afford. Festivities will kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday with the Little League parade, which will stretch from the Bingo Hall on East Pennsylvania Avenue to the Little League Complex. Its the third straight year in which Little League officials have had the parade after a three-year absence. After the parade, Little League teams will have their team pictures taken, followed by appearances from top sponsors of the League. The first pitch for the 2013 season is slated for between 10:30 and 11 a.m. In addition to the parade and other opening-day festivities, Dunnellon Little League will sell barbecue dinners for $6 each. Dinners can be purchased at the Little League field beginning at 10:30. All proceeds go to Dunnellon Little League. Weve still got a lot of work to do, but as far as this weekend goes, Brian Sweet, Dunnellon Little League president, said, Im ready to get it under way, Im ready to let the hard work pay off. Short-handed Lady Tigers trounched The Dunnellon High School varsity softball team has put in the effort to win through its season so far, according to sophomore Angel Richardson. The Lady Tigers faced Hernando on Feb. 22 at Lady Tigers stadium, leaving the field with an unfortunate 17-3 setback. With one of their pitchers, Bianca Pierro, home with the flu and the Southeastern Youth Fair requiring some of their players for the pig show, Dunnellon found itself at a disadvantage. Scoring one run in the third inning and the last two in the sixth, Dunnellon had a total of five hits and two errors. They made up for the two errors by turning two double plays. Sophomore Dania Clark and junior Jody Weber had one double each, while Weber scored once. Senior Tiara Thomas had an RBI. Richardson scored the Lady Tigers other run after drawing a walk. Clark, who started in the circle for the Lady Tigers, pitched two innings. She was relieved by senior Angie DeGennaro, who finished the game. Dunnellon played Tuesday at Vanguard. Results were not available at press time. The Lady Tigers will play at 6 p.m. today at home against Eustis. Dunnellon will play again at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at home against Nature Coast. Hernando takes advantage of injuries, absent players AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News DHS varsity baseball posts 1-1 mark Both the Tigers varsity and junior varsity began the week victorious. On Monday, Feb. 18, Dunnellons JV squad kicked off play against North Marion, posting a 4-3 victory. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Tigers varsity team competed against West Port, with Dunnellon earning a 10-5 win. In Junior Varsity action, the Tigers posted a 10-0 victory. Were having a real good start to the week, Dunnellon coach Seth Gaspin said. On Friday, at Eustis, the varsity team lost, 5-3, as Dunnellon dropped to 1-3 overall this season. Golf course starts new leagueRainbows End Golf Club has started a Thursday afternoon 9-hole Scramble League. The league, open to the public, tees off at 3 p.m. Golfers are paired into A, B, C, and D groups to make up foursomes. Cost is $17 for nonmembers and $10 for members, which includes fees, cart, closest to hole prize and winners payout. Dinner is available afterward at a cost of $7.50 per person. For more information, call 489-4566. UW to host annual St. Paddys Day 5KUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program will host a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11, and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-732-9696. SPORTS BRIEFS Dunnellon High School softball player Michelle Ruiz looks for the umpires decision at second base Feb. 22 about whether a Hernando runner is out. JULIE MANCINI/ For the Riverland News Off and running You dont be afraid to fail. Its the only way you succeed youre not going to succeed every time. LeBron James. This lesson could not fit any team more accurately than the DHS track team. Its a building year, said Valerie Bazarte, Dunnellon girls track coach. The girls track and field program has always been small, maybe four or five girls. However, this year, Bazarte had 15 girls try out. We have a lot of freshmen out this year, she explained. One of those freshmen is Tyra Thomas, a volleyball and basketball player looking to stay in shape. She placed second in the high jump in her first meet on Feb. 19 against Lake Weir and West Port. I just like to run and jump, said Thomas. Other freshmen were working hard, such as Diamond Torres, who threw very well in the shot put. The boys track and field team is also rebuilding, but has strong returning senior runners who help create a solid foundation for the future, Tiger track athletes kick off season; numbers up JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News Dunnellon High Schools Tyra Thomas gets well ahead of her opponents Feb. 19 at the Lake Weir Invitational during the 100-meter hurdles. CHRISTINA BAUER For the Riverland News See RUNNING page 11 Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Jan. 27. Congratulations: Sean Fugere rolled a 278 triplicate in the Monday Night Special league Jan. 21. The triplicate is the highest ever recorded in Citrus County. Also, Fugere rolled his third perfect game Jan. 23 during the Wednesday Night Mens league. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Sean Fugere 278, 834; Todd Cridland 262, 711; Dorine Fugere 242, 755; Stephanie Flory 256; Saad Bouve 701. Scratch: Sean Fugere 278, 834; Todd 256, 693; Dorine Fugere 242, 680; Stephanie Flory 236, 594. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Wayne Baker 273, 742; Jeff Koch 255, 695; Lorraine Guay 246; Lucy Smallwood 244, 668; Jan Miller 656. Scratch: Jeff Koch 255, 695; Larry Kirk 222, 558; Lorraine Guay 177; Lucy Smallwood 176; Jan Miller 476; Paula Weaver 469. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Don Gonczi 254, 682; Jerry Ness 238; Jim Sherpey 623; Barb Steffen 234, 642; Helen Simonson 232; Marylou Halovich 632. Scratch: Jerry Ness 237, 578; Don Gonczi 224, 592; Barb Steffen 175, 465; Mary Skourn 169; Marylou Halovich 428. Late Starters: Handicap: Ray Colon 279, 733; Ken Brown 276; Ted Rafanan 704; Marilyn Seymour 242; Trina Paliwoda 235; Debbe Chung 670; Bunny Jackson 658. Scratch: Ted Rafanan 247, 695; Rich Murdock 224, 603; Debbe Chung 195, 568; Marilyn Seymour 187; Peggy Murdock 493. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Matt OBrien 303, 780; Sean Fugere 302, 768. Scratch: Sean Fugere 300, 762; Matt OBrien 279, 708. Womens Trio: Handicap: Carol George 261, 684; Terri Moorbeck 255; Carolyn Woodward 647. Scratch: Terri Moorbeck 203; Carol George 192, 477; Maggie Savarese 490. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Gaynor Stoner 235, 606; Fred Yannotti 229, 626; Laura Bonadonna 245, 628; Diane Collier 231; Pat Stoner 624. Scratch: Fred Yannotti 183, 490; Gaynor Stoner 175; Rocky Sincore 458; Alan Murray 458. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Murphy Combs 283; Mike Serrano 272, 729; Bryan Knepper 272; Lyle Ternes 730; Jeannie Self 246, 695; Phyllis Ternes 243; Pat Combs 243; Diana Plevell 697. Scratch: Murphy Combs 245, 608; Jim Van Gilder 230, 596; Diana Plevell 161, 460; Judy Hindbaugh 161; Carolyn Handley 160; Betty Wood 446. Sandy Oaks: Handicap: Pat Kelley 246, 647; Tony Stanley 230; Tom Crossman 632; Karen Benefiel 264; Genie Tenniswood 238; Lynn Brownlow 670; Joann Meyer 643. Scratch: Bob Iverson 198, 580; Jack Foster 183; Jim McQuillan 511; Karen Benefiel 182, 384; Lynn Brownlow 141, 382. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Shorty Williams 282, 796; Robert Grooms 271; Les Burdick 696; Dan Taylor 696; Sherry Hiller 256; Arlene Heaton 256; Debbie Chung 252, 702; Carol Holt 712. Scratch: K.E. Conrad 234; Ted Rafanan 225, 583; Wes Foley 559; Shorty Williams 559; Michele Shirley 197; Debbe Chung 192, 522; Myla Wexler 520. Bowlers of the Week: Dorine Fugere, 104 pins over her average, and Sean Fugere, 156 pins over his average. BOWLING SCORES


dealing in reclaimed, antique and exotic wood. He perfected his woodcraft artistry by making everything from furniture, crown molding and flooring. I am like an artist, Moseley said. I can take any piece of wood and make it into anything you want. He sold the sawmill just before going to the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School in 2007. It took Moseley about 2,500 hours to complete the course at the school and receive his certification and a portfolio showing examples of his work and custom made tooling. He graduated in September, 2009 with a diploma in the Master Gunsmith Program. There are about 40 people at a time in the school and there is a year-long waiting list to get in, Moseley said. I spent eight hours a day, every day, for about two years to finish. After his graduation he started working for Gander Mountain as a gunsmith and they moved him to Florida. It was great until they decided to get rid of the gunsmiths and just have salesmen, he said. With all his accomplishments, Mosely still feels he is an underachiever in his family of overachievers. One of my sisters is a Program Coordinator for World Health at Cornell and the other one is a Ph.D. nurse practioner, Moseley said. I have an MBA in International Business, but Im the only one in the family of overachievers that doesnt have a Ph.D. Moseley was without employment for about a year before he learned of the land for sale in Dunnellon. He decided to purchase the 5-acre property which includes an old doctors office and a separate residence in the back. There was a lot of work to get this shop ready, he said. I had to reinforce the walls so they could withstand a vehicle going through them. I put bars on the windows and doors and have an eight foot tall fence topped with barbed wire around the building. As a master gunsmith, Moseley also has a dealers license, a manufacturing license and he is a Natonal Rifle Association-certified firearms instructor. With the responsibility of buying and selling weapons, he is also responsible to the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) to keep accurate records of all proceedings. The ATF is a regulating factor to check inventory against the bound book, he said. The dealer has a bound book and the gunsmith has a bound book. There is a lot of paperwork involved. He does disassembly and assembly of firearms and general repairs in his shop. He offers gun sales, trades, special gun orders and custom built orders. Moseley has recently partnered with Paulette Stoudt of Wild Heart Stables also in Dunnellon. They are planning to teach mounted gun training together. Im teaching Paulette to shoot so she can train horses for mounted shooting, Moseley said. We are helping each other in our businesses. Moseley can be reached at CDM. Gusmith@gmail.com. YMCA Expands Silver Sneakers ProgramThe Citrus County YMCA opened its fourth Group Exercise location in Citrus Springs in November, and is now able to offer Silver Sneakers classes there. The new venue for exercise programs is Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., in Citrus Springs. The Y offers Body Stretch, a low-impact class, and Cardio Pump, a higher impact class, are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Silver Sneakers classes are at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and include Range of Movement. Yoga Stretch is at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Those interested in attending classes can try out a new class for free. The Y currently has three other areas in the county where group exercise classes are offered including Homosassa, Inverness and Crystal River. For information about all classes, call 352-637-0132, or visit ymcasuncoast.org. including Chris Smith. I felt good running my 400 in the first meet. 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Oak Bend Mobile Home Park d/b/a Clift Wood MH & RV Park 7101 West Anthony Road, Lot 2 Ocala, FL 34479 (352) 368-3887 February 28 & March 7, 2013 384-0228 RIV 3/12 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following property will be sold at public auction per FLStat 677.209-10 for storage and other charges for which a lien on same is claimed. Auction is March 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Marinos Cars & Trucks Inc, 623B N Magnolia Ave, Ocala FL34475, phone 352-732-6011. No titles, as is, cash only. 1998 Honda Civic 2D VIN 2HGEJ6423WH107048 Owner: Mary Patricia Dipaula, Lessee: Shelly Steiner, Lienholder: American Honda Finance Interested parties, contact: State Filing Service, Inc. 772-595-9555 February 21 & 28, 2013 386-0228 RIV 03/22 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE DAVID TAYLOR RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 2024 NW 57th St., Ocala, FL34475, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. DAVID TAYLOR RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. Sale Date:03/22/2013 9:00 AM 2005 CHRYSLER 1C3EL56RX5N659640 February 28, 2013 387-0228 RIV Sale Dates 3/12/13, 3/14/13 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: D & D TOWING OF OCALA gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 4125 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL34479-2427, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statues. D & D TOWING OF OCALA reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. Sale Date: 3/12/2013 at 9:00 AM 2006 SUZUKI VIN # JS1CK43A562102906 Sale Date: 3/14/1203 at 9:00 AM 2000 PONTIAC VIN # 1G2WJ52J9YF146615 February 28, 2013 388-0228 RIV Sale Dates 03/11, 03/15 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 03/1 1/2013 at 9:00 A.M. 2001 CHEVROLET VIN # 1GCEC14W41Z321781 03/15/2013 at 9:00 A.M. 2007 CHEVROLET VIN # KL1TDE666X7B742024 1999 VOLKS VIN # WVWPD63B5XE513633 February 28, 2013 390-0228 RIV 03/14 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/14/2013, at 9:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1981 FORD TDF15E1BNA29541 February 28, 2013 OF CRYSTAL RIVER Citrus Countys Volume Sales Leader www.villagetoyota.com 352-628-5100 VILLAGE TOYOTA000DZ2K We Deliver The Best Customer Service Buying Experience Vehicle Selection Showroom 2 Year Toyota Care Complimentary Maintenance Come See Why We Are Rated The Best! 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Must have insured and reliable vehicle preferable a van SUV, or pick up with a cap -Large enough to hold our Sunday product Apply in Person 1624 N Medowcrest Blvd, Crystal River Monday to Friday 8am -5pm Newspaper carriers are independent contractors, not employees of the Citrus County Chronicle ASSIST SENIORS We provide non-medical companionship and home help for seniors. Day, weekend and overnight shifts available. Join our special team of CAREGivers today. 352-622-5936 Lic. #HCS229393 Choir Piano AccompanistP/T: 1 hr Thursday choir rehearsal; Sun a.m warm up plus one service. Organ a plus. Fax resume to 352-489-5222. Hope Lutheran Citrus Springs. Questions-call Diane 352-598-4919 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical *Business *Criminal Justice *Hospitality Job placement assistance.Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-203-3179 www .Centura Online.com MEDICALBILLING TRAINEES NEEDED Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. 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Loayza, Alexis Riley and Amir Wiggins. Third Grade: Jandeliz Aviles Ayala, Deborah Charlemagne, Darrien Decker, Mariluz Esparza, Anaya Ferrell, Michael Ignacio, Edward Kenny, Noelia Osorio Flores and Cynthia Saldana. Fourth Grade: Elias Erickson, Teegan Eversole, Josue Hernandez, Marisol Magana Lugo Aguirre, Calista Neal and Michael Obear. Fifth Grade: Chase Beville, Gabriel Bundrick, Lily Cabrera, Keziah Crespo, Janet Miranda, Faith Nelson, James Ninness and Jamie Pena Munoz.Making Homework FunThe Title 1 Resource Parent Center at Romeo Elementary School will sponsor a Making Homework Fun night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today in the Media Center for families and students in kindergarten through fifth grade. They will be sharing innovating ideas and strategies on how to motivate your child to want to do their homework, rather than forcing them to do it. This event promises to be enlightening to both parents and students. They invite you to enjoy an assortment of light refreshments while attending this event, provided by their Title 1 Resource Parent Center. For information, contact Tonya Hill, Romeos Parent Center Coordinator, at 465-6700.Title 1 annual meetingThere will be a Title 1 informational meeting prior to the start of the Making Homework Fun! parent and student workshop. This meeting will be full of information regarding the Title 1 program and all the wonderful things Title 1 has to offer. Most educators, parents and community members have heard the term Title 1 School thrown loosely around, but what is it? Title 1 is the nations oldest and largest federally funded program, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Annually, it provides more than $14 billion to school systems across the country. In fact, federal funding through this program is used by more than 56,000 public schools nationwide to help students meet state standards in a variety of subject areas. This meeting will answer your questions about Title 1 and provide you with information about the many programs available to your child at Romeo Elementary. We hope to see you there. 14 Riverland News, Thursday, February 28, 2013 Riverland News T O PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. 3Br/3Ba Single Family Resident, 1786 Sq. Ft Auction 3/14/13 10am @ 8119 Americus Ave, Port Saint Joe, FL. Sharon Sullivan (954)740-2421 sharon.w.sullivan @irs.gov, OR www.irsauctions.gov for more info Foreclosure Auction of a portion of Albemarle Plantation w/ developable adjacent acreage, 1,500+/-AC of Undeveloped land & 52 Residential Developed Lots, 3/26/13 at 10am at Courthouse Door. Perquimans Co. Courthouse, Hertford, NC, Iron Horse Auction Co., Inc. 800-997-2248. NCAL3936. www.ironhorse auction.com Lake County Commercial, Residential, Development Land Online Auction Ends March 14 877-374-4437 tranzon.com 10% BP o Tranzon Driggers Walter J. 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I f y o u a r e i n t h e m a r k e t I f y o u a r e i n t h e m a r k e t If you are in the market f o r a n a t t r a c t i v e h o m e o r f o r a n a t t r a c t i v e h o m e o r for an attractive home or y o u a r e i n t e r e s t e d i n s e l l i n g y o u a r e i n t e r e s t e d i n s e l l i n g you are interested in selling y o u r h o m e c o m e a n d s e e m e y o u r h o m e c o m e a n d s e e m e your home, come and see me a t m y o p e n h o u s e a t m y o p e n h o u s e at my open house! Dale Ravens, Realtor Rainbow Springs Realty Group, Inc. Cell (352) 895-2355 Home (anytime) 489-0818 JOINT PAIN? 000DWU8 2155 W. Mustang Blvd. Beverly Hills, F L 34465 746-5707 2236 Hwy. 44 West Inverness, F L 34453 344-Bone ( 2663 ) 520 SE 8th Ave. Crystal River, F L 34429 564-Bone ( 2663 ) Medicare & Most Insurance Accepted New Patients Welcome! Serving Citrus County Over 3 Decades Combined Walter I. Choung, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon Kenneth M. Lemos, PA-C Physician Assistant Jeremiah A. Hubbard, DO Orthopaedic Surgeon Shoulders Shoulder pain is a common complaint with many common causes. Its important to make an accurate diagnosis for a desired outcome. Knees Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, overuse or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Hips Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement. Minimizing the time from replacement to recovery. Minimally Invasive Surgery ROMEO continued from page 9 go on the seventh-grade class field trip Monday, April 1, to Tallahassee, today is the last day to return your completed parent permission slips and payment of $67 to Mrs. Cooper in Building No. 2, Room 20. Make checks payable to Dunnellon Middle School. Our last Friday, March 1, activity will also be the last DMS Basketball practice as Coach Rumsey and Coach Bentle give our teams last-minute pointers and practice in preparation of the Saturday, March 2, County Basketball Tournament, at West Port High School. Good luck to our girls team: Breanna Bergreon, Brianna Florvilus, Matalyn Gibbs, Tena Gilbert, ShaQuandra Goolsby, TKeyah Hilbert, Chelsey Newmones, Isabella Pierro, Ariel Benjamin, Jermiaya Brooks, McKenzie Espinoza, Rebecca Ray, Alexis Robinson, Micaela Santiago and Cheyenne Zeigler. And good luck to our boys team: Tyrone Gates, John Gibbs, Maurice Goolsby, Jarod Hamm, Khyreon Hilbert, Ivory Mack, Matthew Mills, Juan Ramos, Caleb Schroeder, Randall Sinflorant, Daniel Spence, Logan Townsend, Tyler Williamson, Steven Deming, Gontei Evans, Jacob Hicks, Maurice Jefferies, Javon Sherman, Jaylen Thompson, Cortez Tigg and Benjamin Wilson. On Monday, March 4, Megan Barde, Ariel Benjamin, Hunter Day, Luis Gutierrez, Shelby Meyers, Chandler Neal, Cameron Pike, Robert Reed, Kristen Starr and Trevor Vonseggern will meet with Mr. Williams, DMS Brain Bowl sponsor, from 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. in Building No. 2, Room No. 19. These young folks will continue to practice for the March 16 Spring Middle School 2013 Brain Bowl. These DMS students are working hard as they study to build general knowledge and working within a team during competition. We thank you for your hard work and spending time after school to expand your wealth of knowledge to prepare for the competition as you represent Dunnellon Middle School in the most positive of ways. The FFA students participating in livestock exhibits will meet from 3:40 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 4, and Wednesday, March 6, with Mr. Dettloff, DMS Agriculture teacher, as they further develop their skills for livestock exhibitions. Your hard work is appreciated by everyone here at Dunnellon Middle School and we wish you the very best of luck on Saturday, March 9, at the livestock contest. Dunnellon Middle School FFA students, Landon Futch, Alexis James, Jacob Harris and Anastasia Mazzurco, who qualified in February to move forward to the Land Judging State Competition, will meet with Mr. Dettloff from 3:40 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, and Thursday, March 7, in the Ag Room. These young people, under Mr. Dettloffs tutorage, will learn more about the intricacies of soil characteristics and how to identify them, no easy task. We are again repeating the shot update request to our parents of sixth-grade students who will enter the seventh-grade in August 2013 to have your childs shot record updated as mandated by the state. The mandated shot is: Tdap shot (tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough). Incoming seventh-grade students in August will not be allowed to attend school until their shot record has been updated. Our DMS nurse has requested parents of DMS sixth-grade students who received a health letter referring your child for a medical followup with your health care provider to please return the bottom portion of the health follow-up letter to the Dunnellon Middle School nurse. These health results and parental follow-up are part of your childs permanent school record. Call the Dunnellon Middle School nurse/clinic at 465-6720 for assistance with this important issue. We would also like to let our parents know that the Marion County Health Department provides free immunizations to all Marion County children up to age 18. For information or questions, call the Marion County Health Department at 352-629-0137. Dont forget to save your Box Tops for Education for Dunnellon Middle School. You know we appreciate all the box tops sent in and dropped off to date and ask that you continue to keep us in mind. DMS continued from page 9 Schedule of EventsThursday, Feb. 28 3:40 to 5:15 p.m. Basketball practice in the DMS Gym. Friday, March 1 Interims will be issued to all students. Sixth-grade class trip to Silver River Museum; students will leave at 9:30 a.m. and return at 3 p.m. Last day to return permission slips and payment for seventh-grade class trip Monday, April 1, to Tallahassee. Completed permission slips and payment of $67 due to Mrs. Cooper. 3:40 to 5:15 p.m. Basketball practice in the DMS Gym. Saturday, March 2 8:30 a.m. County Basketball Tournament at West Port High School. Admission is $2 for adults; $1 for children. Monday, March 4 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. Academic Brain Bowl practice with Mr. Williams. 3:40 to 5 p.m. FFA Livestock Exhibits practice in Ag Room. Tuesday, March 5 3:40 to 5:30 p.m. Symphonic Band Practice. 3:40 to 5 p.m. FFA Livestock Exhibits practice in Ag Room. Wednesday, March 6 3:40 to 5 p.m. FFA Livestock Exhibits practice in Ag Room.