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Thursday, May 30, 2013Vol 31 No. 3275 cents WHATS HAPPENING Host families needed for exchange studentsEF Educational Homestay Programs is in need of host families to place students from China for three weeks this summer from July 17 to Aug. 4. These students are coming to the area to improve their English language skills and to experience American family life. Host families are asked to provide a bed for the students, an extra plate at the table, transportation to/from the course center at Dunnellon Christian Academy for classes/activities, and a welcoming environment. Youths from the host families can earn community service hours by hosting. For every three new families who host from a church or organization, EF will make a $50 donation to the organization. For information, call: Pamela Lange at 352-274-3042. RS Garden Club meeting todayThe Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. today at the American Legion Hall at 10730 U.S. 41, north of Walmart. This will be the last meeting until September. Member and Master Gardener Brenda Noah will be the guest speaker. For information, call Barbara Roberts at 489-9680. Knights to host Luau Dinner The Knights of Columbus will host a Luau Dinner Dance at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church parish hall. Entertainment will be provided by Joe Koos with dancing until 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are available from a Knight or the church office. There will be door prizes, 50/50 raffles and a basket raffle. For tickets or to RSVP, call 489-6221. DHS alum completes law school while battling cancer Lawyers characteristically are supposed to be tough, with a no-nonsense attitude and take-the-bullby-the-horns approach to work ethic. Rose McClain Garrison might not officially be a full-fledged practicing licensed attorney, but the 2004 Dunnellon High School graduate likely isnt stressing too much about her upcoming bar exam in July. Because if anything, shes certainly well prepared for the stress the hours, days, weeks and months of studying that is needed. Sure, some of her legal studies at Barry Law School prepared her well. Its more than likely the life lesson the 27-year-old learned outside the walls of academia that has her better suited to prepare for the bar exam shell take in July. Thats because during her final semester of law school, Garrison not only was busy with a full schedule of classes and a job with the state attorneys office in Orlando, she was battling cancer, thyroid cancer to be precise. Garrison received her official diagnosis on Oct. 12, 2012, that she had cancer. News, Rose McClain Garrison poses outside of her Orlando home. The ear-to-ear scar under her jawline is noticeable from her October surgery from thyroid cancer surgery. Church to mark milestone Bethel Baptist will celebrate anniversary A simple beginning slowly grew into a durable, long-lasting house of prayer for one Dunnellon church. Celebrating their 125th anniversary, the First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1888. It started out with only eight members, holding services outdoors and without a choir. The Rev. A. Brice, organizer of the church and their first minister, helped the small congregation purchase some land and build a wood structure on it. Throughout the years, the congregation grew and the choir quickly became a reality. The members gradually built a red brick church around the original frame building. The board windows and rough doors of the church were eventually replaced with stained glass and smooth wooden doors. The First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church has had only 12 ministers to lead and spiritually guide its members throughout the years. It also have managed to pay off the mortgage, replace the church roof and purchase a church bus, to name only a few of the many material accomplishments of these 12 men. First Bethel did not even have central heat and air in the building until 1990, and the beautiful burgundy colored choir robes were not purchased until 1993. The congregation has grown during the years and the church now has about 100 members, a choir and its own Vacation Bible School. City weighs future of Greenlight JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Greenlight Dunnellon Communications is unrecoverable; however, that doesnt mean the lofty fiber-to-the home program city officials under took cannot be salvaged, said John Pierpont of J.M. Pierpont Consulting LLC. To do so, Pierpont explained in an executive summary, city officials must act quickly and act now. As it stands, Greenlights current loan obligations are $8,681,684, and the citys enterprise operation is losing $280,000 per month. The strategic report indicated Greenlight, at its current pace, would not begin turning a profit for more than 10 years. The first step officials must do is restructure the three bonds of $7.2 million with Regions Bank in Orlando, Pierpont said. Negotiations with bank officials are currently under way. City officials are hopeful they can strike a deal that would allow them to pay interest only payments on the bonds as well as lengthen the terms during the recovery period. Secondly, the report stated budget cuts must be made citywide. Plans are currently being developed. Third, dispose of all excess assets. Fourth, initiate a new business plan for Greenlight. Part of that plan would call for developing a full or partial exit strategy. See CHURCH page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Rose Garrison was diagnosed with thyroid cancer See CANCER page 14 AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News Paying tribute ABOVE: Eugene Thomas delivers the invocation at the Memorial Day ceremony. RIGHT: Darlene Hedin of Lecanto waves her flag as Carolyn Cairns sings Proud to Be an American during the Memorial Day program May 27 at the American Legion in Dunnellon. CENTER: Jacob Hilliard and Randi Jarrell of the Dunnellon High School AFJROTC Color Guard stand at attention during the Memorial Day ceremony May 27. BELOW: Anna Miku and Frances Mahfuz sell poppies during the picnic lunch portion of the Memorial Day program at the American Legion Post 58 on May 27.Photos by Julie Mancini American Legion hosts Memorial Day program City officials: All options on table See GREENLIGHT page 3


The Garden Doctor is in. On May 18, Angela Boone, Dunnellon High Schools secretary of discipline, took a group of pre-teen and teenaged girls to The Garden Doctor Teaching Farm in Dunnellon to learn about organic farming and producing food on small plots of land. The girls are members of the Dunnellon Chapter of Pretty Brown Girls, which Boone sponsors. The club is composed of girls from 4 to 18 years old. Kevin Gunter, who owns and operates the farm, is a Junior Air Force instructor at Dunnellon High. He conducted a tour with the assistance of Judi Christiansen, Mildred Bernard and Dale Johnston, who owns and operates Johnston Place in Newberry, which is also an organic farm that specializes in aquaponic farming. All but Christiansen are Dunnellon High graduates, who either teach or have taught at the school. The group was lectured about methods of procuring and producing their own seeds, how and when to plant including favorable moon phases for planting, when to water, how to transplant, how to fertilize organically, methods to keep fungus and insects out of the garden without using pesticides and other gardening information. Gunter said he wants to educate as many people young and old about the need to grow their own produce for a healthier lifestyle and also to do ones part to help protect the environment. Its important that people realize that the food they eat doesnt have to be laced with toxins from insecticides and fertilizer, he said. With only a small plot of earth, it is surprising how much food can be produced naturally. For information about Gunters farm, email gunterk2009@gmail. com. For information about Johnston Place, call 352-472-7897. 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Fifth, create a method to continuously monitor the financial condition of Greenlight and the city. Sixth, create favorable exit options such as a complete exit or a public/private partnership. Seventh, continue service with limited growth, or outbuild, of Greenlight. The potential keys to a successful future lay in increasing the customer base and possibly scraping video services for its program. Video services is the most costly expenditure and all business models show Greenlight cannot be profitable by offering that service. That doesnt mean the city would just cut off its current video subscribers without proper notification and assisting them in finding a suitable provider, said Eddie Esch, interim city manager. Currently, Greenlight has 401 customers a far cry from the more than 800 customers former City Manager Lisa Algiere reported in July. 2012. The fiber-tothe-home program passes 2,400 homes. According to Pierpont Consultings report, infill customers will always be the most profitable, and the potential for infill customers is significant. Customers have to feel confident that Greenlight will stay in business, the report stated. Besides eliminating video services, the citys other option for Greenlight would be to sell the system outright. The estimated value of Greenlight is approximately $3 million, not enough to pay back the current bond and loan city officials have under taken. The worst-case scenario, the report stated, if the city cannot strike a new deal with bank officials, would be to declare a financial emergency. If officials are forced to do that, state officials would step in to assist the city in resolving the debt crisis. An arbitrator or administrative law judge would have complete control of the process, the report stated. In addition, the state would control and disperse all funds as they see fit. The city currently has $3.2 million in total unrestricted reserves. Weve got a lot of work ahead of us, thats certain, Mayor Nathan Whitt said. Officials realize attracting clientele is critical, especially among Rainbow Springs residents who have boycotted the venture since the citys acquisition of their water/wastewater utility system. Weve got to get them on board, said Whitt, who unveiled his Mending Fences Friends and Neighbors Again. Among the key aspects are dropping the 25 percent surcharge to lure customers as well as seeing the end of the lawsuit filed against the city. The city also agreed to a deal with of J.M. Pierpont Consulting LLC to assist in helping implement key points of the first two phases of its report, as well as develop and implement aspects of a third phase of a report of J.M. Pierpont Consulting LLC. officials would be paid $150 per hour plus receive success payments based on goals achieved throughout the process. The success payments were undefined. 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I remember the church was red brick until 1995, Thomas said. Then it was painted a nice cream color. Everything else in the church is original as built by our forefathers. There have been three pre-anniversary services already hosted by the First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and the final service is slated for June 23. This is a milestone for this church, said the Rev. Nathaniel Rawls, the 12th shepherd of the church and pastor since 2004. This is something to celebrate that it has existed for that long. We have blessings from God. They are also planning to host a banquet at 7 p.m. Friday at the Rainbow Lakes Estates Community Center. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased from Sister LeeRosa Rawls, chairwoman. The attire for the meal should reflect the church colors of burgundy, white and gold. Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at Augie@Things inTown.com. GREENLIGHT continued from page 1 CHURCH continued from page 1 Watch and Clock Collectors meet monthly The 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 information, call Roger B. Krieger at 352-527-0669 or Jim Beeman at 352369-3924. A banquet is set for 7 p.m. Friday.


A4 Riverland News, Thursday, May 30, 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 What is the problem with water quality in town?Editors Note: The letter writer requested this letter, which was also sent to city officials, be printed regarding water quality. Recently, I was driving past the water tower on State Road 40 and I saw the water was being drained. Subsequently, I have noticed a change in the water quality. Suddenly my towels, sheets and all my laundry are rough. I suddenly have a hard-water film on my glassware I wash in the dishwasher, which no additive seems to eliminate. My refrigerator filter, which I replace every six months before the indicator light reminds me to, needs replacement within a month of installation. I know there was a question of the quality of the drinking water. What has been done with our tap water? My towels and clothes are being ruined, my appliances are not working properly. I have read that hard-water residue causes these problems, and it also shortens the life of appliances. Patricia Evensen,Dunnellon Greenlight worth hype, time to let bitterness subside Lets cut Greenlight Dunnellon Communications a little slack. I also stayed away from using their fiber optics service for a long time, because of the controversy about the dispute with Dunnellon. But it makes little sense to shoot yourself in the foot because that has an undesirable effect also. I recently came on board the Greenlight service group, as did my neighbors on both sides of me. We have no choice in this area, but AT&T, which provides horrible service. For example, I had AT&T DSL (high-speed Internet) service and it should be a crime for them to call it high speed. I tested it several times and I was getting about .5 mhz on the downlink and less on the uplink. When Greenlight connected me to the fiber optics cable, we immediately tested the connection and it went from the .5 (half mhz) to 5.65 mhz in a single fell swoop. We all probably have problems with the poorly managed Dig into reading this summer at the library I t finally happened, a dream come true. Its something Ive wanted to do for 30 years. I can die happy now. What has me so giddy? On a recent Saturday night, I finally saw Paul McCartney in concert. Yes, the Paul McCartney. Sir Paul. The rock god. The heartthrob of my youth. Who am I kidding? The heartthrob of my whole existence. I finally saw him perform, in person, in the flesh. I am beyond ecstatic. Many times in life you wait for something for so long only to be disappointed when it finally arrives. Like that first date with that boy I was so crazy about in high school. But let me tell you, he did not disappoint. Mr. McCartney was everything I expected and more. He was amazing. Definitely the best concert Ive ever been to, and Ive seen my fair share. Ive been in love with Paul McCartney ever since I was 5 years old. My brother, Dominic, and I would beg our mother to let us stay up to watch The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. We had all their albums and when we werent playing them, we were pretending to be them. They were definitely big in our household. Many people turned their fancy and favor to John Lennon, who seemed to be the more poetic and artistic one of the famous foursome. But my heart never wavered from Paul. After the Beatles split, a very sad day for many, I became a huge Wings fan and watched as McCartneys popularity grow once again. I was still a fan when he went solo, but was never lucky enough to see him in person. Ive tried to purchase tickets only to be crushed by sold out signs minutes later. I was very envious of Dominic who had seen him in concert three times. The funny thing is, I almost didnt get there this time. I think they said the show sold out in seven minutes. But through some creative hunting and pecking, I was able to abscond two tickets for the big event. Then obstacle No. 2: at the last minute my husband couldnt go with me. I invited my friend Alba from work to go and she told me she doesnt like his music. I told her Ive given up friends for much less than that. So after much pleading and cajoling, I convinced my youngest daughter to accompany me even though she barely knew any of his work. It was then that I realized how badly I had failed as a mother for not exposing my offspring to better music. She didnt know he was the biggest selling artist of all time, 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. GUEST COLUMN LETTERS JERSEY GIRL SOCIAL SECURITY G enerations ago, retirement was thought of as a time to take it easy a time of rocking on porch chairs and reminiscing about the good old days. But thats not the case with the current generation of retirees. In fact, many older people today continue to rock on. Just look at some of the superstars touring and performing concerts this year who are old enough to collect Social Security retirement payments. Theyre still rocking, but not in chairs. Bob Dylan is on tour, as he usually is during summer months. Dylan is 71 years old. But with a recent album and new tour dates, youd never know he was of retirement age. Neil Young is touring with Crazy Horse to support their new album. The godfather of grunge is 67 years young. Hes become the Old Man he sang about in his Harvest days. Paul McCartneys current Out There tour may more appropriately be called his Up There tour. The former Beatle is now age 70. Willie Nelson is On the Road Again. The music icon is 79 years old and seems to be on nonstop tour. Aretha Franklin is 71. Carlos Santana is 65. Carly Simon is 67. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are both 69, as is Joni Mitchell. Leonard Cohen is 78. B.B. King is 87. Theyre all still performing their music. Of course, some of these well-known musicians may not be eligible to receive Social Security benefits. But all of them are of retirement age. So where are their rocking chairs and knitting needles? Its hard to believe, looking at all of these mature stars, that retirement used to be associated with bridge and shuffleboard. Its not just musicians. In fact, many people decide to put off applying for retirement benefits. And even after they do begin collecting benefits, many retirees prefer to keep working or at least moving and shaking. Most people know that you can begin collecting early Social Security benefits at age 62, with a reduction in the monthly amount. The full retirement age is gradually going up from 66 for people born between 1943 and 1954, to 67 for people born in 1960 and later. You can delay retirement even further and receive a higher payment when you retire, up until you reach age 70. And another thing that has changed since the past generation: you can continue to work and still receive retirement benefits. Learn more about Social Security retirement benefits by reading our publication on the subject at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs. When youre ready to retire, the best place to apply is from the comfort of your home computer, with some of your favorite music blaring Rocking retirement Sir Paul? No intro needed Readers of all ages will explore the magic and mysteries of the underground this summer as the Dunnellon Public Library presents its Dig into Reading summer reading program from June 10 to July 26. Explore groundbreaking books, digital music and magazines, as well as programs about construction, gardening, wildlife, geocaching and much more! Special June programs at your Dunnellon Public Library include: FAMILIES Through July 25 Marion County Reads! Visit any public library location and check out library materials for a chance to win prizes at a special drawing Friday, July 26, at HeadquartersOcala Public Library at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. Plus, reading bags and activity sheets will be provided to children visiting their local library while supplies last. June 10 to July 26 Participate in a countywide geocaching extravaganza. Discover the caches concealed at the various library locations. Visit www.geocaching.com and find the hidden prizes! 2 to 3:30 p.m. June 13 Construction Zone program for all young builders and enthusiasts. 10:30 a.m. June 15 Super Saturdays are even more special with the Curious Moon Puppet Theatre. Join Curious Moon puppets as they dig a hole to China to unearth wonderful stories to share. 11 a.m. June 27 Time for Family Story Time, where reading is fun with books, music and flannel boards for toddlers and preschoolers. ADULTS 11 a.m. June 2 Drop-In Book Club provides an opportunity to share books and literary interests for adults. 1 p.m. June 7 Friday at the Movies program for adults and teens ages 13 and older. Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Call the library for movie details. TEENS AND TWEENS 3 p.m. June 25 Beneath the Surface will allow teens and tweens ages 12 to 18 to tunnel into the far reaches of their minds! CHILDREN Dig into Reading! Mine the mind and dig into some new adventures. For children ages 6 to 12 years of age. June 18 Garden Gnomes. 10:30 a.m. June 19 Get Gardening. 10:30 a.m. June 26 Eat Your Veggies. The 2013 Summer Reading Program is hosted as part of the Marion County Public Library Systems efforts to encourage families to foster reading skills and promote the value of reading. Childrens programming is presented in partnership with the various Friends of the Library groups. All programs are offered free of charge to the public. For more information, call the Dunnellon Public Library at 352-438-2520 or visit library. marioncountyfl.org. Karen Jensen is the library community liaison. See LETTERS page 5 See JERSEY page 8 Audrey Beem Adon Williams See GUEST page 8 KAREN JENSEN Special to the Riverland News


Dunnellon government, but Greenlight is made up of ordinary people who have ordinary problems in life and need ordinary jobs. I might add that every one of them I have met before and during my installation were simply super individuals. So seethe at Dunnellon if you wish, but don't keep shooting yourself in the foot. It feels great to call AT&T and tell them to take a hike and at the same time watch your DSL connection increase more than 10 times. Get over it and you'll enjoy life more as we are. Ronald Stafford,Dunnellon Heads up to Rainbow Springs residents The Board of Directors of the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association has accumulated a huge balance, more than $56,000, on past due annual assessments. At every monthly meeting, they wring their hands and lament that most of the monies will be lost because we can collect for only one year back. I have told them, several times, that that is not true, but they fall back on poor legal advice from their attorney, who gives little, but charges a lot. This is our hard earned money they are willing to fritter. Florida Statute 720.3085 gives all the details on collection of liens for past due debts to a homeowners association, no matter how old the debt is. In addition, it stipulates that, in case of a new owner, that person or entity is equally responsible for the debt. There is no justification for not saving our money, and I wont charge anything for my advice. There are three lawyers, who agree with this interpretation of the statute, ready to consult with our POA Board. Since I am unavailable for a while, I have given their names to Penny Fyrogennis. All Mr. Bob Frankenfield and Mr. Dick Lemma have to do is call for details. Dan Techentin,Rainbow Springs Why is city keeping information in the dark?The agenda for the May 22 council workshop included an item for reviewing the consultant phase 1 and 2 analysis report on Greenlight. The report was to be provided at the workshop. The same agenda included the item Staff Presentation of City's Financial Status. Again, the report was to be provided at the workshop. It appears that neither of these reports have made it to the public. So much for open government. It seems that the city does not want to publish anything that might make the staff, manager or Council look bad. If the taxpayers forked over $15,000 for a consultant to do a study and make a report, you would think that the taxpayers are entitled to see the report. You would think that if the staff did an analysis of the city's financial status that citizens would be entitled to see that report. The same May 22 agenda includes another item titled Proposed Rate Study for Water and Sewer at a cost of $21,790. According to the documentation, the study is to produce a Revenue Sufficiency Analysis. The consultant's proposal clearly states that this work, Does not include a rate design evaluation or the development of potential changes to existing rate structures. I guess you have to pay extra for that work. So what is the consultant going to do? I guess the city is going to pay $21,790 for a consultant to determine if the city is getting sufficient revenue from the water and sewer business. I wonder how they define sufficient. There must be some confusion about this study because the city's financial manager, in a May 13 memo to the consultant, refers to the work as a Proposal for this year's rate study. And then, during all of this complicated city business, Councilwoman Fleeger brings up the critical matter of asking each council member to donate $50 to have children coloring books printed. I wonder if she is even aware of what is going on around her. The city is deep in debt, yet the council continues to spend $15,000 for a consultant report that hasn't been made public; $21,790 for another study of water/sewer rates; another proposed study on Greenlight where the city pays the consultant $150 per hour with no clearly defined deliverables or statement of work; and a to be determined and agreed upon success payment. I wonder how they define success. The only thing that could make this better is if the Greenlight consultant was related to a council member, and if the consultant was hired without any competition. It just keeps getting better. Hugh Lochrane, Rainbow Springs Editors Note: The city did not have the information available at the time the agenda for the workshop was released. This oftentimes occurs and is provided at the workshop and is available prior to regular City Council meetings. The subject regarding Councilwoman Penny Fleeger had been discussed in prior meetings. She is not asking for taxpayer dollars; however, she sought private donations from each council members. Riverland News, Thursday, May 30, 2013 5 000EQFF 0 0 0 F 2 4 5 Grooming Baths 20491 The Granada Dunnellon 489-0667 489-0667 3 0 30 Y E A R S YEARS E X P E R I E N C E EXPERIENCE Stephen Goldsmith BC-HIS 40+ Years Experience We will beat all advertised prices! Many brand names to choose from. HEARING AIDS Digital Hearing Aids at Discount Prices GENESIS HEARING CARE 489-9479 20336 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon All major credit cards accepted. FREE HEARING TEST 000F0BY 000F1S5 20372 E Pennsylvania Ave., Ste. G, Dunnellon Sat. 9-5 Sun. 11-4 Mon. 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Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted L E TT E RS continued from page 4 State park in need of volunteers Rainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a highpaced volunteer position that will assist visitors and the park. To start training to become a volunteer toll booth attendant, or serve in other various positions, contact Nicky Aiken at Nicky.Aiken@dep. state.fl.us or call 4658539. 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 8 a.m. until 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 application. If interested, contact Joe at 522-0396 and leave your name and number.


R IVERLAND EDUCATION 6 Riverland News, Thursday, May 30, 2013 Daytona State College is gaining a new student in their culinary management program next year. Brittany Swaney, a senior at Dunnellon High School and a four-year member of the culinary arts program, was recently awarded a $500 scholarship from the Marion County Schools Nutrition Association. The award was presented to Swaney at on May 16, because she could not attend the awards ceremony on May 18, because of prom. Swaney decided in eighth grade, when she was figuring out which high school classes to take that she wanted to be a chef. My mother always loved to cook, Swaney said of her mother, Kelly. She had tons of cookbooks and recipes around. Swaney credits her mother, grandmother and teacher, Melissa Mosby, with teaching her how to further enhance her skills in the kitchen. Swaney said she likes to create entrees. At one point, she thought she might like being a pastry chef, but she realized it was harder than she had anticipated. In order to earn the scholarship, Swaney had to write an essay explaining why she thought she deserved the award and submit a letter of recommendation. Four members of the association came to DHS for the presentation of the award, bringing a large check, along with flowers and balloons. Words cannot even describe how happy I was, Swaney said. I was ecstatic. Swaney has already earned her ServSafe certification, which means she knows how to prepare and serve food safely. On May 17, she took the ProStart industry certification, which she described as a test of everything she has learned in class, including history, terms and definitions, cuts, seasonings for different cultures, the business aspects of culinary arts and how to expand upon what she learned. Swaney plans on a career in the cruise industry. DAVID ROBERTO/For the Riverland NewsMembers of the Marion County Schools Nutrition Association pose May 16 with Brittany Swaney, center, and her culinery arts teacher, Melissa Mosby, right, after Swaney was awarded a $500 scholarship. JULIE MANCINI For the Riverland News Dunnellon student awarded scholarship DHS senior named Volunteer of the Year Once a year, students from the Marion County School District are awarded the honor of Volunteer of the Year, an award given to an individual who has shown exemplary service to their school and community. This year, Dunnellon High School had the honor, for the second year in a row, of having a student from win this prestigious award. That student was none other than Michael Chung, a well-known senior, who accumulated 200-plus community service hours in the past two years. Chung began volunteering his freshmen year, helping with anything that needed to be done, just as he always has. Ive known him since elementary school, said Danielle Prinz, a fellow senior and the winner of the Volunteer of the Year award in 2011-2012. Hes always wanted to help! Though Chung has always been a large helping hand, he said he never saw a reason to record the hours. He did the Michael Chung CHRISTINA BAUER For the Riverland News Chung second straight student to win countywide honor See VOLUNTEER page 9 Take Stock in Children DMS scholarship winners Special to the Riverland NewsSeven Dunnellon Middle School eighth-graders had a life-changing moment recently when they learned they were selected for Take Stock in Children Scholarship program. Sponsored by the Marion County Public Education Foundation, the students will receive tuition for two years of college. Celebrating the selection, front row from left, are: DMS Counselor Michelle Brooks, students Kristin Starr, Dustin Morgan, Chris Ruiz, Emma Sylvester, Luis Gutierrez, Liset Romo and DMS Principal Delbert Smallridge; back row, Dr. Mike Mishkin, volunteer with the Marion County Educational Foundation, and Elaine Whiteaker, selection committee, Counselor Donna Durden, Assistant Principal Reginald Rocker and student Hannah Warren. Theres no better time than now to register children for Voluntary PreKindergarten classes this summer and regular kindergarten classes this fall. Parents can register their children at local elementary schools at any time. They can complete and print online forms to bring with them to save time in the waiting line. Currently, more than 3,120 kids attend kindergarten in Marion County Public Schools. Forms are available under the Student Enrollment option in the Parent Information tab at www.marion.k12.fl.us. Summer VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) classes are available from 7:39 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. June 10 through Aug. 1 at 10 elementary schools: Belleview, College Park, Dunnellon, East Marion, Fessenden, Greenway, Madison Street, Maplewood, Marion Oaks and Oakcrest. To participate in VPK, children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2013, a Florida resident, and not participated in a VPK school-year program. Free breakfast and lunch are part of the VPK program each day, along with a snack. Parents must provide their own transportation for summer VPK programs and obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County at 352-3692315. To register, parents must provide the students original birth certificate, two proof of residency documents (not including a drivers license), physical and immunization records and the childs social security card (optional). To attend kindergarten starting this August, the same rules apply. For more information, call your nearest elementary school or call the K-12 Academic Services Office at 352-236-0500 or the Title One Office at 352-671-4171. Pre-K, kindergarten registration open Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp slated The Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon is now taking applications for its 2013 Summer Camp, which will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 17 through July 31, but closed July 3 to 5. Highlights include weekly themes and trips to Rainbow Springs State Park, Roller Barn and Regal Cinema summer movies. Registration cost is $15 for new members and $25 weekly. Applications may be picked up at the clubs current location in Ernie Mills Park on Bostick Street. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ pages/Boys-and-GirlsClubs-of-Marion-CoDunnellon-Unit. Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box tops and labels can be dropped off at the office of the church or put in the container in the church narthax. For information, call 489-5954. EDUCATION NEWS Romeo Elementary Mays Terrific KidsKindergarten: Zachary Gifford, Nia Heppner, Blake Marra, Danielle Seitz, Alexa Swaney, Marissa Touchton and Meghan Weaver. First Grade: Brianna Anderson, Kemari Autry, Ben Baillargeon, Dalton Jordling, Eveline Lugo, Ivette Matlala, Aidan Palmer and Mason Popik. Second Grade: Carlos Aguirre, Gage Hiers, Conner Hrovat, Diana Marquina, Faith Marra, Anthony Thomas and Victoria Vichot. Third Grade: Gissell Cardoso-Leanos, Jennifer Curiel, Kasey Lemanski, Sheyla Martinez, Luis Perez, Jasmine Torres and Jordan Vining. Fourth Grade: Avery Braden, Alex Carver, Madison Crosby, Antonia DeLibro, Jade Deonath, Jasmyn Martin, Joseph Santiago and Alyxandra Stoico. Fifth Grade: Madison Collins, Jordan Lasko, Sol Palomo Melendrez, Sandro Munoz, Zachary Pauline, Zavier Ramos and Grace Thompson. PRINCIPALS OFFICE Dunnellon Middle School will celebrate student academic achievement at 7 p.m. today in the DMS Auditorium. This celebration is a very special one for us as it provides us the opportunity to recognize students in front of their families, peers and community for their hard work and dedication to their education. These young people have consistently displayed an excellent work ethic that will provide the Dunnellon community and Marion County with fine leadership in the future. To these students, we say thank you. We are very proud of you and your spirit of excellence. The Dunnellon Middle School FFA will have Spirit Night from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Sonic. Please stop by the Dunnellon Sonic and support our FFA members. Hope you will join us in supporting DMS FFA. Saturday will be a busy day for the Academic Brain Bowl Team, along with their sponsor, Mr. Stephen Williams, as they compete in the Spring Academic Brain Bowl at Vanguard High School beginning at 9 a.m. Good luck to team members: Megan Barde, Luis Gutierrez, Robert Reed, Trevor Vonseggern, Hunter Day, Kristen Starr, Cameron Pike, Shelby Meyers, Tyler LaMon and Kameron Grossi. Have fun and enjoy meeting your Marion County peers. Thank you and your parents for the after-school hours you have spent to sharpen your competition skills and knowledge The Dunnellon Middle School Beginning and Symphonic Bands, along with the members of the DMS Chorus, will enjoy Saturday together as they spend the day at Busch Gardens in Tampa. June 3 through June 6 is the last week of school at DMS and will be devoted to the successful completion of the CEOCE exams. Parents, we ask that you ensure your child has enjoyed a good nights sleep, a well-balanced breakfast and arrivea at school on time. The DMS schedule for our final week of DMS students, staff prep for annual academic ceremony Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal See SMALLRIDGE page 9


S ometimes it is best to err on the side of caution. This, however, has not always been my modus operandi down through the years. In fact, I am not very good when it comes to practicing anything, just ask the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. As of late, though, I have been practicing caution like I was going to Carnegie Hall. I am not very good at it yet, but my goal is to come to the point of perfection in the area of caution as it touches my person, particularly my health and well-being. This may be because I have reached that age when most men go through a midlife crisis. You can always tell when a man is going through his midlife crisis. He usually wants to prove he is as good at 60-something as he was when he was 20-something. Carelessly throwing caution to the wind, he attempts to do something beyond the energy of his existing body. One sure way to tell if a man is having a midlife crisis is to notice his recent injuries. Personally, when I was 20 I was not good at anything, which has enabled me to skip my midlife crisis. I am glad to be 60 (okay, maybe I am a tad over 60) because now when I get tired I can say I am tired and sit down. At 60-something I have absolutely nothing to prove. I am no better or worse than I was when I was 20. It is, as my wife notes, the ageless wonder of incompetency. The difficulty with growing older is that the old memory juices do not flow as swiftly as they once did. Of course, some of us never had a real gusher in that department anyway. The more memories I have, the less I am able to recall them in the innocency of their reality. Like the fisherman who tells the size of the one that got away. Memory seems to add or subtract according to the benefit of the person conjuring up the memory. A big problem a man in mid-life crisis has is that he does not remember how good he actually was when he was 20, unless of course, his wife knew him at that time. If he could, he would not have to try to replicate it when he is 60. This is one of the unique advantages of maturing. Forgetting always leads to exaggerating. Exaggerating at 60-something leads to injuries. The only purpose of this is to impress people who really are not being impressed. As we grow older, things begin to change, and some things change for the better. When I was 20, I could not admit to anybody that I was tired. I would have been the laughingstock in my community if I would admit any such phenomenon. You know what they say about the unlimited energy that young people have. Now that I am in my 60s, I can blame my advancing years on just about anything. I love to do that, but at my age I dont have the energy. This has covered a multitude of sins, for which I am so grateful. Of course, it does have one drawback, when someone in their 80s invites me to go for a walk, what in the world can you say to that? This next one has to be one of my favorites. I would love to do that but I have to get home for my afternoon nap. The person will look at me, notice my maturing features and understand that I desperately do need a nap, or something resembling beauty sleep. I found one the other week that has proved quite beneficial. I was invited to a function during the evening, which turned out to be a rather boring affair. Once the meal was over, people were milling around engaged in small talk. Nothing bores me quicker than small talk. Not knowing what to do, I pondered the situation for sometime. Then, like lightning from the heavens, I was struck with a brilliant idea. I went up to my host and said, Im sorry, but it is getting near my bedtime and I have strict orders from my doctor to go to bed early. Youll have to excuse me. It worked like a charm. Everybody understood that a person of my age needs to go to bed early. I do not know who thought this up, probably Benjamin Franklin, but whomever it was, I owe them a steak dinner at the restaurant of their choice. It has now become part of my getout-of-boring-situations arsenal. I was thinking about this the other day and other good excuse popped into my head. Somebody invited me to come and play softball. At the time, they caught me off guard and I was trying to wiggle out of such an invitation. Then it dawned on me. I am sorry, I would like to but my health insurance does not cover that kind of activity. Whether my health insurance would cover that, I have no idea, but neither does anybody else, only my doctor knows for sure. While I was pondering this, I was reminded of a word from the Proverbs. Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain (Proverbs 25:14 KJV). Whoever boasts to others about their physical prowess is only fooling himself. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866-552-2543 or email at messnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship. com. Riverland News, Thursday, May 30, 2013 7 Attend the worship service of your choice... 000ERJ2 000F2AP 489-2685 Hol y Fai t h Epi scopal Church 19924 W. Bl ue Cove Dr. Dunnel l on T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Summer Servi ce 9:00 AM Heal i ng Servi ce 1st Sunday Every Month Following 9:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith Rainbow River Blue Cove holyfaithepiscopal@att.net 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 000EHXY The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Pastor R.D. 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Desir, Pastor 000EHWZ 000EUUE 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 000F1U4 000EL19 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 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 000EHWM 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 Mans excuses in midlife crisis OUT TO PASTOR CHURCH BRIEFS OBITUARY Marie Contrera, 89Marie Louise Contrera, 89, died on May 19, 2013 at her residence. Marie was born to the late Horace and Alice DeLiege in Ossining, NY. She graduated from Cazenovia College in NY and was employed with McCalls Publishing Company in NY. Marie moved to the Dunnellon area 33 years ago from New York. She is preceded in death by her husband, Tony Contrera. Her survivors are her daughter, Karen Contrera, Bridgeport, Conn.; her grandchildren, Jason A. Curry, Robin L. Avant and Sheree L. Curry; her three great-grandchildren; her dearest friends, Mike and Mary Carter. Expressions of sympathy can be made online to robertsofdunnellon. com. James Snyder Men of Valor Ministry Join the men at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for the Men of Valor Ministry. The goal is for real men with real issues having real faith in Jesus Christ. If child care is desired, call the church office for arrangements. Men of Valor meets at 7 p.m. the last Wednesday monthly. For information about this ministry, please email Chris Greaves at RSVChurch @gmail.com or call the church at 489-0249. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41. Womens Bible study New Womens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womans 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 p.m. For more information check us out in Facebook at One Womans Prayer.


www.socialsecurity.gov/ pubs. When youre ready to retire, the best place to apply is from the comfort of your home computer, with some of your favorite music blaring in the background. Begin the process with our Retirement Planner at www.socialsecurity.gov/ retirement. Crank up the tunes, and start planning before you head out to your next concert. Question: My spouse and I are both entitled to our own Social Security benefits. Will Social Security reduce our combined benefits because we are married? Answer: No. When each member of a married couple works in employment covered under Social Security and both meet all other eligibility requirements to receive retirement benefits, we calculate their lifetime earnings independently to determine their benefit amounts. Therefore, each spouse receives a monthly benefit amount based on his or her own earnings. If one spouse earned low wages or did not earn enough Social Security credits (40) to be insured for retirement benefits, he or she may be eligible to receive benefits as a spouse. To learn more about retirement, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/r etirement. Question: I have never worked but my spouse has. What will my benefits be? Answer: You can be entitled to as much as one-half of your spouse's benefit amount when you reach full retirement age. If you want to get Social Security retirement benefits before you reach full retirement age, the amount of your benefit is reduced. The amount of reduction depends on when you will reach full retirement age. For example, if your full retirement age is 66, you can get 35 percent of your spouse's unreduced benefit at age 62 (a permanent reduction); if your full retirement age is 67, you can get 32.5 percent of your spouse's unreduced benefit at age 62 (a permanent reduction). The amount of your benefit increases if your entitlement begins at a later age, up to the maximum of 50 percent at full retirement age. However, if you are taking care of a child who is under age 16 or who gets Social Security disability benefits on your spouses record, you get the full spouses benefits, regardless of your age. Learn more about retirement benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov/ retirement. Adon Williams is the Social Security Manager in Ocala. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, May 30, 2013 000EQU5 20441 E. 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I put on my cutest tight skinny jeans, which I probably had no business wearing, and even learned how to apply my new five-shade eye shadow kit. After all, if McCartney was going to see me for the first time, I had to make a good impression. Everything went like clockwork, which is always good. We left the house in plenty of time, found parking with no problem, had a nice preshow dinner and got into our seats an hour before the show. I swear when he walked onto the stage I felt pure bliss that cannot be explained with human words. He was ageless and timeless. He played for three hours with no breaks. He did not disappoint a packed house of enthusiastic fans, who enjoyed another outstanding performance by the worlds most successful musician. Impossible to believe hes 70 years old and all I can say is hes still got it. My daughter says she has a new found respect for him. Deep down Im sure she loves him as much as I do. When Russell and I first got together, we agreed that we would be together forever, but we added a clause. If a certain famous person ever came to Dunnellon and wanted to marry us we would be free to go. We could each pick one person. Twenty-one years ago, I picked Paul McCartney. My choice has never changed. Russells choices have varied throughout the years from Selma Hayak to Julia Roberts to Angelina Jolie. However, my heart belongs to Paul McCartney. If I was in love with him before, now that I saw him in person it is way beyond even that. Im still waiting for him to locate to this small town that I live in. GUEST continued from page 4 JERSEY continued from page 4 Items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021. American Legion activities slated American Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 and the Womens Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30. 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 is the third Saturday monthly. Cost for the breakfast is $5 per person. The public is invited to attend the Memorial Day Observance, which will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, with a picnic to follow.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. 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 information, call 465-4864. Writers Group meets Saturdays monthlyThe Writers Group of Central Florida (Dunnellon), a new group open to all writers, will meet at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly at the Dunnellon Public Library. For information, email wgdunnellon@yahoo.com. 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 information, call 4655807. Boys & Girls Clubs seek donations Many Boys & Girls Clubs are benefitting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. 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work and helped so much, because he wanted to, not because he was looking for praise. I like being able to know I can help people, said Chung, who also received the DHS Principals Award and plans to attend Florida State University in the fall. He only started keeping track of his hours during his junior year because of volunteer hour requirements for National Honor Society. Even still, he said, there are certain things he wont mark down, because it doesnt matter to him to be recognized for every little thing. Chung is so modest that if it were not for Prinz, a proud friend, the school would not have known about the award. Her sister, Denise Fields, a fourth-grade teacher at Dunnellon Elementary School, who Chung has worked very closely with this year, made sure someone knew. Michael is not looking for praise, hes not looking for a pat on the back, Prinz said. Fields also had extremely high praise for Chungs commitment and dedication to helping her fourth graders, through a club known as Tiger to Cub, a group founded by Prinz, where high school students are assigned an elementary buddy. The students work with the fourth-graders before school with homework, reading or just so that they have a shoulder to lean on. The club was designed as a one-on-one system, but Chung took it a step further. He helps as many of the children as possible, especially in math, his specialty. He also helps many of the teachers with anything going on, but assists Fields the most, both with her kids as well as with any projects she herself is working on. I dont understand how Mrs. Fields is still sane, said Chung, who spent three hours a week helping her. Chung also assisted Dunnellon Elementary School officials with its annual Fall Festival, FCAT preparation and fraction cake, an activity to teach kids about measurements. During this past summer, Prinz left Chung in charge of the Tiger to Cub summer volunteer program to tutor kids who were held back. Chung, along with other Tiger to Cub volunteers, spent between up to five weeks helping the kids to be better suited for school. Michael is an outstanding role model for todays young people, said Fields, who nominated Chung for Volunteer of the Year honors. The students he works with look up to him for not only being a smart guy who can help them with their work, but also a popular high schooler that they can relate to and talk to. He is dedicated in his commitment to work with kids weekly at DES. He takes it seriously and makes sure his time there means something. You will never find Michael just standing around waiting for a to-do list; he takes initiative and jumps up and helps whenever he thinks he is needed. It is evident that wherever Michael will go over the course of his adult life, success will follow; he will be a leader, make differences, and touch many lives. school is as follows: Monday, June 3 Normal Release at 3:40 p.m.; seventh-Block students will take their CEOCE today. Tuesday, June 4 Early release, 1:40 p.m.; Blocks No. 2 and 4 will take their CEOCE. Wednesday, June 5 Early release at 1:40 p.m.; Blocks No. 1 and 3 will take their CEOCE. Thursday, June 6 Early release at 1:40 p.m.; final day of school; Blocks No. 5 and 6 will take their CEOCE. Parents and students visit the Dunnellon Middle School website at www.marion.k12. fl.us/schools/dms to review the current and future changes to the Common Core State Standards. The goal of the next generation assessments is to prepare all students for college or other postsecondary opportunities and increase the high school graduation rates. We also would like to remind everyone to save your Box Tops for Education for us. Thank you to everyone who has dropped off box tops throughout the year, we appreciate each and every one. Schedule of Events Thursday 7 p.m. Awards Night at Dunnellon Middle School in the DMS Auditorium Friday 4 to 7 p.m. FFA Spirit Night at Sonic Saturday 9 a.m. Academic Spring Brain Bowl Competition at Vanguard High School; Band and chorus students Busch Gardens field trip Riverland News, Thursday, May 30, 2013 9 Call Kristy 607-731-0543 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) 000ESC6 11352 N. 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10 Riverland News, Thursday, May 30, 2013 ABOVE: Uncle Sam addresses the crowd during the Memorial Day ceremony at the American Legion on May 27. RIGHT: The people attending the Memorial Day ceremony at American Legion Post 58 in Dunnellon were fed a picnic lunch following the formal observance. BELOW: L.C. and Maureen Ramsey enjoy hot dogs and beans at the American Legion Memorial Day ceremony. ABOVE: Mackenzie Ellington plays taps as the flag is raised to full staff on Memorial Day at American Legion Post No. 58. BELOW: Frank Strobl requests the colors Monday at the beginning of the Memorial Day ceremony at the American Legion post in Dunnellon. Bea Fischer and Joyce Bergeron add a flag for each of the Dunnellon areas war veterans who have passed away since last Memorial Day during the American Legion Post No. 58s Memorial Day remembrance ceremony. Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News Honoring great sacrifices


Riverland News, Thursday, May 30, 2013 11 ABOVE: Snorkelers and divers came out in record numbers May 18 to help clean the Rainbow River. RIGHT: Taylor Cagle pulls off her mask and snorkel on May 18 for a minute while snorkeling during the river cleanup BELOW: Fred Hileman shows off some of the bottles May 18 he pulled from the Rainbow River during the annual river cleanup. ABOVE: Lamar Odom of Citrus Springs said he fold a few cans and a golf ball during the cleanup. Beer cans were the most prevalent find. BELOW: Jim and Eleanor Moulton have been helping clean the river for five years. Jim said he wants his grandchildren and great grandchildren to be able to enjoy the river. Sateke Village residents Fran and Thor Siegfried and their daughter Meagan, 11,found a piece of dock or a pallet in the River that was much too big for theircanoe, so they got help from another group to remove it. Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News Sprucing up the Rainbow River


12 Riverland News, Thursday, May 30, 2013 Grilled Avocados with Vegetable Relish$1.16 per serving at ALDI. RecipecourtesyofChefKates,ALDITestKitchenPrep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 8 1 lemon, juiced (about 2 tablespoons) 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon iodized salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided 4 avocados 2 Roma tomatoes, halved and seeded 1/2 red bell pepper, halved and seeded 1/2 green bell pepper, halved and seeded 1/2 yellow onion, peeled and quartered Crushed red pepper, to taste 1/3 cup feta cheese crumblesPreheat grill or grill pan on medium-high.In small bowl, combine lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Slice avocados in half, and remove pits, leaving skin intact. Brush lemon juice mixture onto flesh and skin side of each avocado, to prevent sticking on grill. In small bowl, toss tomatoes, bell peppers and onions with 1/4 tea spoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and remain ing 2 table spoons olive oil. Grill avoca dos flesh side down, 1 to 2 minutes until dark grill marks form. Flip and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes more. Grill remaining vege tables for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until charred and tender. Place avocado halves on serving plate. Transfer remain ing vegetables to food proces sor. Add crushed red pepper. Pulse gently to form chunky relish. Top each avocado half with vegetable relish, sprinkle with feta cheese. Drizzle with remaining lemon juice mixture. Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Serves: 20 2 onions, cut into eighths 1/4 cup Italian dressing 14 ounces Italian with sundried tomato sausages, cut into 1 sections 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, diced into 20 pieces 20 large toothpicks or small skewers Marinate onion petals in dressing for 20 minutes. Skewer 2 onion petals and a sausage onto tooth pick. Grill until sausage reaches 165 (approxi mately 5 min utes). Add a chunk of mozzarella to each skewer; serve.Italian Summer Kabobs$1.50 per serving at ALDI. Recipe Courtesy of Chef Stacey, ALDI Test Kitchen FAMILY FEATURES N ice weather means its time to fire up the grill. To enjoy dining al fresco any time, make your kitchen grillready with essen tials for your pantry, fridge and freezer. Stock up now on fresh meats and produce, as well as cool drinks and frozen treats to keep you outside and grilling all season long. The best part? Your backyard barbecue doesnt have to be expensive. For inspiration, try these grilling favorites from food stylist and loyal ALDI shopper Janice Stahl, who saves up to 50 per cent by shopping at ALDI: Create a sophisticated summer dinner in no time by placing raw salmon, fresh lemon slices and a mix of chopped tomatoes, garlic, basil and red onion on a piece of aluminum foil; seal it to create a packet and throw it on the grill. Use a teriyaki marinade to add a kick to your chicken breasts and step up your grilling game with bacon-wrapped beef filets or marinated pork loin. Put a spin on the classic burger with Alaskan salmon or ground turkey patties. With these simple tips and recipes, youll be ready to show off your grilling expertise at any time. Visit www.aldi.us for more ideas.Hawaiian Turkey Burger$1.86 per serving at ALDI. Recipe courtesy of Chef Alyssa, ALDI Test KitchenPrep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Makes 4 burgers 1 egg 1 pound ground turkey or ground chicken 1/4 cup old fashioned oats 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 2 tablespoons parsley flakes 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 clove of garlic, minced 1/2 cup red pepper, minced 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup BBQ sauce 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch rings 1 red onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rings 1 green pepper, cored and cut into 1/2-inch rings 4 hamburger buns 4 slices pepper Jack sliced cheese Beat egg in a bowl. Add ground turkey or chicken, oats, crushed red pepper, parsley, salt, pepper, minced garlic and minced red pepper. Mix together until incorpor ated. Divide into 4 even patties, flatten and let sit in the fridge for 5 minutes. Mix together mayonnaise and BBQ sauce. Set aside. Heat grill to medium/high tem perature. Place patties on the grill and cook for 5 to 7 minutes each side until desired doneness. Brush oil on slices of pine apple, onion and green pepper, then grill 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Lightly grill the bun and set aside. Spread both sides of the bun with the mayonnaise BBQ sauce. When burger is almost finished cooking, place 1 slice of cheese on each patty and continue to grill until melted. To assemble the burger, layer the bottom of the bun with the patty with cheese, pineapple, onion, green pepper and top half of bun.GrillingonaStickSwitch up the usual cook out by hosting a summer kabob party. Food stylist Janice Stahl shops at ALDI to put together an afford able spread that includes spear ing cherry tomatoes, fresh mozza rella and red onion drizzled with balsamic vinegar as an appetizer and chicken or sausage, bell pepper, zucchini and mushrooms for a main course. 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she said, shed been expecting for a month before the official results were given to her by her doctor. Garrison said a year before finally breaking down and going to the doctor, she was constantly fatigued and had had numerous bouts with strep throat, but it was a growth on her neck that was cause for concern. I was exhausted all of the time and I gained a lot of weight, Garrison explained. I thought, perhaps, it was mental exhaustion from studying. I didnt relate it to cancer. About a year before cancer was discovered. I tried avoiding the doctor. I kept getting strep throat or had really bad throat problems where I couldnt breathe or I couldnt swallow. I thought the bump was a tonsil that was swollen. Garrsion said she was given antibiotics and that her doctor didnt look into the bump further. However, three months later, she was back in the doctors office when she shared her concern about having a thyroid problem. She said the doctor looked at the bulge and inquired what it was and how long it had been there. Garrison said she told them she didnt know and it had been there for a while. They tested her blood, which came back normal, but frustrated with the fatigue and constant throat problems, she went back to the doctors again in September. Finally, the doctor decided to a sonogram, she said, noting the doctor called and asked her to come in immediately because of the results of the sonogram. What made it worse, Garrison explained, she had a trial the next morning she was working on for the state attorneys office. I had to pass it off, she said. Because of the urgency of the doctors voice, I had a feeling it was cancer. Though they couldnt be precise with the results, Garrison underwent a biopsy a month later which confirmed the worst. That was an experience in itself, Garrison said of the biopsy. It looked like someone had strangled me. I had this huge purple and blue neck that was swollen and here I am picking juries and holding trial. It was interesting to see how people looked at me. Garrisons doctor immediately put her in touch with a specialist at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, where doctors there told Garrison she needed to schedule surgery immediately. Doing so, Garrison explained, was a tricky situation. School rules would not allow her to miss more than six days of school, even for medical reasons. Her finals were five weeks away. The surgery was going to be pretty extensive, she said. But I was so close to finishing the semester. So she delayed the surgery, opting to wait until her finals were concluded and she would miss, at the most, two days of school. Plus, Garrison said, she would have the opportunity to heal as much as possible during winter break and return for her final semester. On Nov. 19, she went in for surgery. Overall, the procedure lasted 10 1/2 hours in which doctors took out 19 nodes. It was a lot compared to the number of nodes you have in that area, but the cancer was pretty spread out, Garrison said, explaining doctors had to make an incision from ear-to-ear under her neck. Its a pretty big cut. They wanted to make sure they got everything out. Its a pretty big scar. When I woke up, I had some numbness. The doctor had told my family she had to severe a nerve connected to my vocal cord and I might not be able to talk for a couple of days. Thankfully, I was talking right when I woke up. The doctor was very surprised. Thankfully, Garrison said, she did not have to undergo chemotherapy treatments and the radiation treatments werent the worst kind. She took radioactive pills for two months afterward and had to be on a very special diet, she explained. Her diet meant no meat, salt, dairy, lettuce, celery and carrots. Her most recent doctors appointment went very well. I had no new cancerous nodules and my blood levels are starting to get where they need to be, Garrison said. I feel good, but the doctors said itll take a year for me to heal from my neck. It gets very tense and I have to stretch it every day. Ive started to lose a little bit of weight and my energy and strength are starting to return. After the surgery, I lost all of my muscle, it just disappeared. Ive had to keep rebuilding it. Garrison wasnt alone throughout her battle. She had her husband of more than three years, Justin, at her side as well as her parents and siblings. It was difficult even when we knew, and he went into shock a little bit, she said. You see your future and your wife. He was strong about it, but at first, he didnt want to talk about it, he just wanted to ignore it. I would not recommend husbands do this. 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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 Bookstore, with all proceeds benefiting the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends are committed to giving a monthly book endowment (new books), in addition to providing office equipment, landscaping, and various other library enhancements. Rose McClain Garrison poses after graduation ceremonies in May from Barry Universitys School of Law. CANCER continued from page 1 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 seeks more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. The purpose of the program is to protect the Rainbow River and allow it to be used in a safe and prudent manner. Volunteers go out on patrol in a sheriffs boat and assist tubers, bathers and other boaters with any problems they may have. All volunteers receive the necessary training. For information, call the Dunnellon District Sheriffs Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 402-6050. Center raising money for equipmentThe Family Hope Pregnancy Center of Dunnellon is raising money to purchase an ultrasound machine. The cost for the machine is $15,800. Those wishing to make a tax-deductible donation may do so at Capital City Bank, 10241 N. Florida Ave., Citrus Springs. Checks must be made out to Christians United in Christ/ultrasound and monies raised will go directly toward the machine. For information, call Marcy Boss, president, Christians United in Christ, at 489-0018. Kiwanis changes meeting place The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will begin meeting at Carmelas Restaurant at 8 a.m. Wednesdays for its weekly meetings and breakfast. On the third Wednesday monthly, the club will continue meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. For information, contact Ellie Pollock at 465-6803 for a reservation by the previous Tuesday weekly.Voter registration drive slated The Citizens Alliance Network of Dunnellon Outreach will conduct a voter registration drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 1, for residents who have not yet registered. The group will meet across the street from Grumbles House in the Historic District. Email Jon Brainard at jonbrainard@gmail. com. New civic group seeking new membersThe Citizens Alliance Network for Dunnellon Outreach, a forward-looking alliance formed in November 2012 in hopes of engaging citizens in the civic and political processes, is seeking new members. For information, email Todd at estrus 97185@mypacks.net or call Jonathan at 4074918158, or Patricia at 352-465-5523. 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 dropoff 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. Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a new charitable organization formed to help local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to needy families who qualify under federal rules. 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(888)374-7294 WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE WASHERS & DRYERS (352) 209-5135 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403R IVERLANDN EWSC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! MOECKER AUCTIONS Bankruptcy Auction L & H Electric, Inc. June 6 @ 10am 9355 W. Okeechobee Rd #13, Hialeah, Fl 33016 Electrical Contracting Company assets: Bobcat, Vehicles,Trailer, Tools, Greenlee Cable Puller 6800, Transfer Switches, Inventory, Job Boxes, Testing Equip., Generators, Welders & More! www.moecker auctions.com (800) 840-BIDS 10%-13%BP, $100 ref. cash dep. Subj to confirm. Chapter 7 Case No.: 13-14294-RAM AB-1098 AU-3219, Eric Rubin MOVING SALE excercise equip. some furn, kids dvds, barbies Little Pet Shop & acces. 440-610-0327 EZ Go Golf Cart 1997, runs good, $1,000, Club car Golf Cart $450 352-564-2756 KATBUNNFormally from Crystal River Mall, NOW at Kountry Girl Salon, styling for 15+ year, Specializing in color and highlights $39 hair color special $39 Facial special call for an appointment 352-339-4902 or stop in and visit me at 19240 East Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, Fl www.hairbykatbunn. weebly.com BRING YOUR FISHING POLE! INVERNESS, FL 55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent includes grass cutting and your water 1 Bedroom, 1 bath @$350 inc. H20 Pets considered and section 8 is accepted. Call 352-476-4964 For Details! INVERNESS 55+ park Enjoy the view! 2 bd, 1 bath Lot rent, car port, water, grass cutting included. Call 352-476-4964 for details DUNNELLON Rainbow Lakes Estates 2/2/2, + FLroom fencd yd $650/mo. 1st,last. sec (352) 489-7094 Chiefland By Owner -5 Fenced Acres, Nice little one bedroom house, Big Pole Barn w/electric & water. Grandaddy Oaks, park like setting, Very Private. $78,500 firm. Call 813-285-0182 Call 352-489-2731 T O P LACE Y OUR A DIN PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Real Estate Auction. 54+/-acre property, located Berkeley County, WV, offers a historic grand manor house, in-ground pool and pool house, multiple structures with 21,000+/-sq. ft. of heated living space, a large pond, private deeded access to deep water Potomac with slips and ramp. The auction will be held June 14 at 2:00 PM. Will sell with a minimum bid of $995,000. For details go to woltz.com or call Woltz & Associates, Inc. (WV# 1000), Real Estate Brokers & Auctioneers 800-551-3588. Roanoke, VA. BASS TRACKER 16 FT. 40HP, $2,500. (941) 928-0019 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 Call AJ Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 AUTO SWAP/ CORRAL CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. JUNE, 2nd 1-800-438-8559 JEEP 2006 Sport. Last model year of the TJ. Orig. senior owner no off-road. Automatic 6 cyl. Roof rack & extras. 59,000 miles. $17000. Crystal River area. Silver 352 397-5007 ELITE ROOFING Excellence in Roofing! EliteRoofing-Inc.com Lic/Ins. 352-639-1024 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403Riverland News Classifieds Get Results! L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403R IVERLANDN EWSC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! VILLAGE TOYOTA www.villagetoyota.com 352-628-5100 *2,399 due at signing to well qualified buyers, plus lease inception fees with approved credit. Buye r cannot combine offers. 2 year / 25,000 mile Complimentary Maintenance Program when you purchase or lease a new 2012 or 2013 Toyota vehicle 000F235 ADDITIONAL BONUS! MILITARY DISCOUNT FOR ACTIVE OR INACTIVE MILITARY WITH MILITARY ID NO PAYMENTS UNTIL JAN 2014 SALE EXTENDED THRU JUNE 7th! NEW 2013 COROLLA MSRP $17,920 BUY FOR $14,995* $ 149 /mo.* OR PAY ONLY NEW 2013 CAMRY MSRP $23,095 BUY FOR $19,995* $ 199 /mo.* OR PAY ONLY NEW 2013 PRIUS MSRP $25,060 BUY FOR $22,995* $ 229 /mo.* OR PAY ONLY NEW 2013 RAV4 MSRP $24,365 BUY FOR $22,995* $ 249 /mo.* OR PAY ONLY


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