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Thursday, November 7, 2013 Vol 32 No. 1 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING RS Garden Club to meet todayThe Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. today due to the Thanksgiving hosliday. The meeting will at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41, north of Walmart. D & L Nursery will present a program about bonsai gardening. New members and visitors are always welcome. Annual membership, September through May, is $10. Visitor fee is $5 per visit applicable toward membership; two visits and the annual fee is paid. For information, call Alice Kennedy, president, at 465-3002.Music on the Rails scheduled FridayThe Greater Dunnellon Historic Society will host a live concert featuring Bickley Rivera and her husband, Nelson, from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Historic Train Depot at 12061 S. Williams St. Bickley, a former keyboard player in a major band, and Nelson, a major band bass player turned percussionist, have performed all over the world. Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 per person at the door. Prices include a light fare of hot and cold hors doeuvres and drinks. Doors will open at 6:30. To purchase tickets in advance, call Elizabeth Letchworth at 4652399 or stop by the Riverland News at 20411 E. Pennslyvania Ave. betweeen 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. today or Friday.Spaghetti dinner slated SaturdayFamilies in Need of Dunnellon will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post No. 58 on U.S. 41, north of Walmart. Cost is $6 per person. Proceeds from dinner will be used to purchase food to be cooked Thankesgiving and Christmas days at the American Legion. For information, call Leo or Jan DeWitt 352208-3514. Civic, business leaders, city plan Christmas parade Folks have put away the Halloween decorations and are preparing for Thanksgiving. But that doesnt mean the Christmas spirit isnt already alive and well in Dunnellon, and for good reason, too. Thats because several civic leaders and business owners have steadily been piecing together plans for the annual Dunnellon Christmas Parade, which is being sponsored by Dunnellon merchants and the city of Dunnellon. This years parade will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and organizers of the event are tentatively scheduling the route to make its way south along U.S. 41. This years theme is A Small Town Christmas. This years theme defines the quaint, friendly, nostalgic, family oriented, goodwill and kindness of Christmas that we have come to love and enjoy in Dunnellon, said Charlene Williams, event spokeswoman. Our beloved town is filled with Christmas spirit all year long. She pointed to examples of Charlene Williams Assessment debate good for citizens, mayor says Initial hearing set for Dec. 7The Dunnellon City Council is looking to ignite a debate regarding fire protection services inside the city. At its most recent meeting Oct. 28, the Council approved moving forward with plans to consider implementing a fire assessment fee for both residential and commercial property owners. An initial thought was to place the issue on a referendum and allow voters to decide the fate of a fire assessment fee, but the next potential election cycle for a referendum would be 2016 despite scheduled elections in November 2014. Eddie Esch, interim city manager, told the Council and the public the resolution to be heard Dec. 9 is strictly a notification to Mario County so that the item can placed on the tax roll for next year if approved. Right now, its a hypothetical idea, but we have this stipulation that no matter what direction we go with go or how we go we need to get this resolution in place, he explained. It doesnt put any demands on anybody; it doesnt put anything into place; its not trying to sneak something in there that people dont realize is happening. Its strictly notification resolution to Marion County that states we are considering this. Mayor Nathan Whitt, who just completed his first year in office, supports the idea of discussing the proposal. If nothing else its igniting a debate, he said. I think thats healthy for our city. Mayor Whitt said a healthy debate among officials and property owners is desperately needed. Budget constraints, which Event slated for Saturday, Dec. 7; route being finalized AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsJohn Deakins, left, and Hank Whittier, both board members with Veterans Helping Veterans, look over a dog tag the nonprofit group had made and passed out to participants during the American Heroes Shouldnt Be Homeless project. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsU.S. Army veteran Bob Schmidt looks through old photos during his 30-year career. Schmidt served with the Army Air Corps in World War II, before entering the army shortly after the end of the war. His career in the military also included serving during the Korean and Vietnam wars. See DEBATE page 3 Veterans group still giving all After giving years of their lives, experiencing horrible things we cant even imagine, men and women are returning from service to their country and they need help some need more help than others. A lot of Dunnellon veterans have already been assisted in one way or another through the Marion County Veterans Helping Veterans program. Hank Whittier, a fouryear veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, is one of the founders of this organization and is currently the executive director. We started with a grant from the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans Administration in 1997, Whittier said. We became incorporated in 2002 and received additional funds from the VA. More than 7,000 veterans from Marion County and Central Florida were given some sort of assistance last year from the organization. In the Dunnellon area alone last year, the number of veterans given help came to a total of about 250 men and women. The type of help available for honorably discharged veterans include food, clothing, Organization provides vets with assistance AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See VETERANS page 2 See PARADE page 7 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Eddie Esch, interim city manager Nathan Whitt, mayor. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Veteran served during WWII, Korea and Vietnam Bob Schmidt was training, because he knew the United States was at war. The then-18-yearold and recent high school graduate knew his number would eventually be called. And sure enough, it was, in December 1942, one year after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. By then, Schmidt was 19, working for Piggly Wiggly in a suburb just outside of St. Louis, Mo. I remember going to the creamery to pick up butter, said Schmidt, who was one of two World War II veterans selected to serve as the Grand Marshal of the Dunnellon Christmas Parade. The gentleman who ran it, he also happened to be head of the Draft Board, had asked me if I wanted to come work for him. I told him Id like to, but I better stay where I am at, because I didnt know when my number would be called. Three weeks later, I got my notice I needed to report for a physical. So began his 30-year career in the U.S. armed forces. Schmidt reported to Scott Field, Ill., and trained with many other men his age. As time passed, he watched several men from his hometown shipped off to Africa, a place he didnt exactly yearn to be shipped to. So, he volunteered for the Army Air Corps. He had become fascinated with aviation as a youth and aspirations of becoming a pilot. Shortly after volunteering for the Army Air Corps, he was sent to Wichita Falls, Texas, where he trained to fly. But his dreams of becoming a pilot would be shortlived, despite making it toward the end of the training, Bob Schmidt during training to become a paratrooper with the 88th Airborne Infantry Division. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TRUE page 16Tried and true


Farms slate open house, tutorialJohnstons Place in Newberry and Gunters Teaching Farm will host a joint open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for teaching and implementing a community to grow on. Topics will include aquaponic, perma culture, green technologies and more. Gunters Teaching Farm is at 1985 W. Spring Lake Drive, Dunnellon. For information, call Gunters Teaching Farm at 352-895-4809.Community Chorale to host concertThe Community Chorale will host a tribute to veterans and the American flag at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St. The program will include patriotic music from the beginning of the country up to the present, including a tribute to World War II. For information, call Judy at 489-2682.Thrift Store food driveThe Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store will host a Thanksgiving food drive Friday through Nov. 16. Those who bring canned goods to the store will receive a 10 percent discount. For information, call 465-7957.Fire Rescue seeks donations for partyDunnellon Fire Rescue is seeking donations for its yearly Needy Childrens Christmas Party. Anyone wishing to help in this cause may send donations to 12014 S. Williams St., Dunnellon, FL 34432. The event will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Dunnellon Bingo Hall.Red Kettle campaign needs volunteersThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon is in need of volunteer Bell Ringers for this years Salvation Army Red Kettle Fundraising program. This years program will start Friday, Dec. 6, and end Sunday, Dec. 15. A two-hour commitment is all that is requested, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. at Walmart, Walgreens or WinnDixie. Community service hours are also available. To volunteer, call Bill Laterza at 489-9369.Letters to Santa, photos wantedThe Riverland News is seeking Letters to Santa as well as pictures of your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews in Christmas pictures for its Christmas Card Cuties Holiday edition, slated to print Dec. 19. Letters and photos can be emailed to Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@riverlandnews. com, or mailed to our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if photos need to be returned. Photos submitted via email must be high-resolution images. Deadline to submit items is Dec. 13.Thrift store changes hoursThe Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store has changed its hours of operation. The store is now open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Donations being dropped off at the store are welcome from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and pickup of donations can be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. For information, call 465-7957. limited financial aid, employment referrals or help to get assistance from other government or social services agencies. Local resident John Deakins, a four-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, is currently on the board of directors. He was also part of transporting the veterans to the VA Hospital in Gainesville from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. five days a week. We had vets that were ill, blind or needed walkers and they didnt have a way to get to Gainesville, Deakins said. We used to do the transportation with the VA, but now they decided to do it. Another program recently started with the group is the Veterans Treatment Court to help the veterans that get into trouble. It involves the Marion County State Attorney, public defenders and County Court Judge Jim McCune and the Veterans Helping Veterans. This is designed to help the vets with minor offenses and first offenders, Whittier said. The main component is an advocacy mentor program through the courts. We are not out to wreck someones life, we just want to help them get back on track. Currently, there are 15 participants in the Veterans Treatment Court and 20 mentors to help them. The court decides on appropriate tasks of getting employment or paying restitution that fits their offense. Everything has to be finished before the offender can graduate. It takes approximately one year to complete and the offender and mentor are required to see Judge McCune every Wednesday to report on their progress. If the program is completed the charges are dropped. We are having our first graduation soon, Deakins said proudly. Two or three have successfully completed the program. The Veterans Helping Veterans recently hosted a fundraiser at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club for the American Heroes Shouldnt Be Homeless project. Owner Larry Roberts provided the food, golf outing and tennis challenge with all the proceeds going to the veterans, according to Whittier. There was a silent auction, a vets wheelchair tennis match, a cocktail reception and Friday events ended with taps. All guests and participants were given a dog tag printed with Veterans Helping Veterans and No American Hero Should Be Homeless as a memento of the inaugural fundraiser. One hundred percent of the money goes to the vets, Deakins said. We differ from other organizations. We only have two employees and not a lot of administration expenses. In Dunnellon, many veterans have already been helped with home repair, painting, roof patching and car repairs. A lot of government programs cant help the vets until they have fallen to the bottom, Whittier said. Then they need more help to get out and its harder for them. Another way the Veterans Helping Veterans assist the veterans in the area is with a weekly radio talk show called Veteran News with Hank. It can be found at 9 a.m. Thursdays at radio station WOCA on 96.3 FM or 1370 AM. The first part of the program is used to read the casualty list for the past week. They give the name, rank, and hometown and recognize them for giving the ultimate sacrifice. The show has guest speakers talking about veteran issues and the second half of the show is for call-ins to ask about anything to help the veterans. The latest project of the Veterans Helping Veterans is to get the needy or homeless veterans to the dentist. On Nov. 11, a dentist on State Road 200 has volunteered his time to provide dental cleanings, fillings and extractions for 50 veterans free of charge. Already 32 veterans have signed up for the dental visit and four are from Dunnellon. Getting dental benefits is the hardest to get for vets, unless it is a service-related injury, Whittier said. The VA has not allocated enough funds for this and I dont know why more dentists dont volunteer their services. When hearing about the free dental services on Veterans Day, one veteran called to say he fortunately didnt need the help. But because of the dentists generosity, he and his family would support him by becoming patients, according to Deakins. For information about the program or to sign up to see the dentist, call 433-2320.Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at Augie@ ThingsInTown.com. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, November 7, 2013 000GEUF Grooming Baths 20491 The Granada Dunnellon 489-0667 489-0667 30 30 YEARS YEARS EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto 352-527-5700 3600 S. Florida Ave., Inverness 352-726-2993 7120 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa 352-628-2716 3495 S. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River 352-795-3149 4100 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto 352-527-2558 4434 E. Arlington St., Inverness 352-726-5888 3187 W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon 352-489-9239 7298 S. Florida Ave., Floral City 352-637-6600 5844 Carl G. 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Pictured, from left, are: Linda Pruitt, aunt; Gloria Jinright, grandmother; Hart; Wendy Robbins, mother; and Charlotte Grimes, grandmother. COMMUNITY BRIEFS VETERANS continued from page 1


city officials point to as a problem in the past and going forward, stem from falling property taxes. However, the city plans to lose a share of its excise taxes to Regions Bank from its failed telecommunications enterprise. Additionally, the city will see a decline in shared gas taxes. Ive gone back two to three mayors, at least three mayors, whove sat in this char, he said. Every year, we face a budget shortfall in that area. What alarmed me most, going into this year, is we dont have a capital improvement reserve in your budget. According to Mayor Whitt, he said Dunnellon is one of three cities statewide with a population of less than 2,000 cities that offers its own police and fire protection. To me, its a privilege, he added. Going forward, folks have to know that. Currently, Dunnellon Fire Rescue has two trucks in service. The first vehicle is a 1992 model and the second engine is a 1997 model. Fire Chief Joe Campfield explained a new vehicle would cost upward of $210,000 while reconditioning one of the current engines could cost upward of $170,000. He told Mayor Whitt city officials throughout the years have discussed plans of creating a capital improvement budget, but those plans seem to fall by the wayside. They are a major piece of equipment, he said about the engines. We need to have a plan of what were going to do in the next five years of getting that truck replaced, before it breaks down going somewhere. Thats really the concern before we have to cross that bridge. Vice Mayor Dennis Evans stressed the importance of any study conducted to include building in a reserve to pay for capital improvements such as new vehicles as well as what it could cost to outsource fire protection to Marion County. Currently, the city has not hired a firm to conduct a fire assessment fee study. No funds were budgeted, or at least not pointed out, during the citys workshop hearings. Also, the City Council was told, if the city did not implement a fire assessment fee it would still be required to pay for a completed study. You do make an investment as you move forward with this, Esch told the Council. If you chose not to approve it due to opposition, were required to pay for the study. Because its not a referendum year, city officials are soliciting feedback from city residents and business owners through utility bills. Resident Mary Ann Hilton questioned what formula will be used and the costs taxpayers will likely have to pay. No formula has been established, Esch said, and through preliminary discussions a fee of up to $60 per year on residential homeowners. Hilton stressed to the Council the importance of sharing pivotal information with the public such as: The historic annual costs of maintaining and operating the fire department for the past several years; A breakdown of the kind of costs the city faces through that department, which would include such items as wages of full-time employees, money spent with volunteers, maintenance of equipment; A list of any new equipment the city might need in the near future and its costs, a notation of any anticipated changes in the citys manner of purchasing things. Its very important for people to have a good grasp of, the situation, she said, if they are going to be asked to vote or given an opinion on how is best to take care of the problem. I would like to know how those costs are most likely to be met. Mayor Whit agreed transparency is key. We should be able to show as clearly as possible of what we spent and how we need to move forward, he said. Weve got to make sure the public knows what were facing. Its very important that we do so moving forward. (Were) facing another shortfall. This could get us, at least, further down the line a way to create a reserve for the fire department. Added Esch: We have to find some way to fix that. A 35-year-old woman who jumped from her chair, began dancing and shouted yes when she thought she passed a breathalyzer test, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 29, a Dunnellon Police Department report stated. According to the report, Jennifer Mieles, of Ocala, was seen driving a white Hyundai driving along County Road 484 when Officer Adam Robinson observed her failing to maintain a single lane, crossing over the center line and then immediately swerving over the white line and off the road way while traveling 78 mph in a 45mph zone. The report stated while attempting to catch Mieles vehicle, Robinson wrote in his report she accelerated her speed to 87 mph in a 55-mph zone east of Southwest 180th Avene Road. According to the report, once Robinson made contact with Mieles he observed her to have bloodshot watery eyes, low slurred speech, constricted pupils and the odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from her vehicle. Upon exiting the vehicle, Robinson could detect odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from Mieles at which time the officer asked her to participate in field sobriety exercises to which she agreed. According to the report, Mieles completed three of the exercises at which time Robinson placed her in his patrol vehicle on a charge of driving under the influence. She was transported to the Dunnellon Police Department, where she consented to the lawful test of her breath. Mieles test results showed a 0.145 and a 0.152. The legal limit in Florida is 0.08. However, the report stated, during the test, Mieles observed a controlled test result of 0.079 and jumped from her chair, began dancing and shouted yes thinking this number was her result and requested to released on her own recognizance. Mieles was booked into the Marion County Jail. Her bond was set at $500, which she posted the same day.Man, 53, charged with DUIDonald B. Baillargeon, 53, of Dunnellon, was charged with driving under the influence Nov. 3 after crashing into the compressor unit for Circle Ks refrigeration unit causing major damage to the housing unit, an arrest report stated. According to the report, upon arriving at the scene, Robinson observed Baillargeons vehicle and found him being assessed for injuries by medical personnel on scene. Once cleared, Robinson observed Baillargeon to have bloodshot eyes, low slurred speech, constricted pupils, difficulty balancing and slow, unsteady motor function. The report stated Robinson asked Baillargeon to participate in field sobriety exercises to which he agreed. During the exercises, Baillargeon completed three of them unsuccessfully and was taken to the Dunnellon Police Department. Baillargeon agreed to provide a lawful test of his urine as well as a breathalyzer test. Both results for the breathalyzer showed 0.000 percent. Baillargeons bond was set $500. He remained in the Marion County Jail as of press time.Man, 62, charged with grand theftCarlos A. Elias, 62, of Dunnellon was charged with grand theft Nov. 3, a report stated. According to the report, Elias took a Verizon Wireless Droid Razer cellular telephone valued at $499.99 from CVS oat 11582 N. Williams St. After reviewing security footage, Robinson witnesses Elias take the phone and exit the store in possession of the item without paying for it. Elias bond was set at $2,000. 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Baillargeon Carlos Elias JEFF BRYAN Riverland News neighbors helping neighbors, churches reaching out in the community and ministering to the needy, the American Legion Post No. 58 opening its doors to our community and the Community Thrift Store, the Path and Annie Johnson Thrift stores providing affordable clothing and household items and outreach within and surrounding the community to those in need. In addition, she said, our youth is supported by Dunnellon Little League, Pop Warner, Marion County Youth Football League, the Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts and our affordable and muchneeded Boys and Girls Club. We still have a hometown police and fire department that share the joys of Christmas with our children year after year. This is just a small glimpse of those giving of their time and talent in our community, Williams said. There are not that many small towns like Dunnellon around anymore. We are unique. Rumors had been swirling there would be no parade because of costs associated with paying for fees and a lack of volunteers, but that isnt the case, said Nancy Myers. Mayor Nathan Whitt and city officials said theyd waive fees typically associated with such an event, including money to cover the cost of overtime for city workers and law enforcement. I think it is vital right now that the city do this, the first-term mayor said, noting Eddie Esch, interim city manager; City Clerk Dawn Bowne and Police Chief Joanne Black are all behind the parade. I think its wonderful. We wanted to see it happen. Its vital that the city pull together and rally, kind of like we did last year. There are logistics the city is looking into, such as barricade fees, insurance and routing the parade along U.S. 41. Were going to try and run it down (U.S.) 41 for the first time in years, Mayor Whitt said. There is the policing issue of stopping traffic on (County Road) 484 that long. Were as if we come down 41, we might be able to work out something so that traffic isnt interrupted. Parade Marshalls will be two World War II veterans from Dunnellon, Bob Schmidt and Clinton Burns, both World War II veterans, have been selected as this years parade marshals as the event falls on the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Organizers of the event are seeking vintage cars of that era to drive them in. Williams said if you have a vintage car from the World War II era and you would be willing to drive in the parade, to email info@dunnellonchristmas parade.com. In addition to the senior parade marshals, organizers selected the Dunnellon Boys & Girls Club to serve as Junior Parade Marshals. We are so lucky to have our own club in Dunnellon and we want to celebrate with them on their exciting new building, Williams said about the recently constructed facility on U.S. 41 across from Walmart. Entry fees are $25 per group or float. The event will be tied into the First Saturday Market, so there will food vendors on hand during the parade. We hope that all of our churches, schools, nonprofit and civic groups as well as our local mom and pop businesses will make this years parade the best one yet, Williams said. It is a celebration of who we are and what we stand for. We honor our veterans, we appreciate our teachers, we respect our law enforcement and emergency services, we love our community and we want to make a difference in our neighbors lives. For information, visit www.dunnellonchristmas parade.com or on Facebook at Dunnellon Christmas Parade. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, November 7, 2013 RIVER VIEWS Thank a veteran every day Columnist is no Survivor Iam hooked on CBS Survivor. Ive been watching it religiously for years and havent missed many episodes. I am fascinated by it. Why the attraction? Oh ,thats easy: Because theres no way I could ever do what those castaways do. I would be begging them on that first night to vote me out and send me home. I watch the show each week while questions run through my mind: Why are they putting themselves through this torture? Is winning that important? How do they deal with the mosquitoes swarming and nothing to eat but dry white rice? Where do they use the bathroom? Are they able to brush their teeth or use deodorant? What would compel somebody to want to do this, especially when they dont have to? They can go home at any time, yet they choose to stay. In fact, they get downright upset when theyre voted out. There have been a few who have caved in early, but not as many as youd think. Oh, I know a $1 million is a bright incentive, but it would take much more than that to get me out there. And the odds of me winning the money are like a billion to one. I guess many people dream of living off the land like people did in the old days. However, knowing what we know now how can you compare? How do the men and women in their 50s sleep on the ground? Theres no way I could do that. A funny story comes to mind: When my girls were in elementary school, we took them on vacation. My ex-husband and oldest daughter wanted to camp out, while my youngest daughter and I wanted the comforts of the hotel with luxurious beds and indoor plumbing. We compromised and did three nights in sleeping bags and three nights at the Hilton. Well, let me tell you, there was not one of us who wasnt thrilled to see the comfy mattresses with the big, fluffy pillows, and I was young back then. All the things I hate bugs, snakes, frogs and darkness are all out there in Survivorland, not to mention heavy rain with no shelter and sweltering heat most of the time. The contestants all look emaciated after the first couple of weeks. Yet, to my amazement, they fight to stay. I want the comforts of home. I want my leather recliner, my bowl of buttered popcorn and my pillow-top mattress. I want to shower and have the option to flush a toilet. I dont care if somebody can beat me in arm wrestling or if I can hold my breath under water for five minutes. I dont want to be the strongest member at camp, and dont want to get muddy to prove it. I dont want a dislocated shoulder or a black eye for any reason. The idea of wearing the same clothes for 39 days does nothing for my morale. Please dont tell me I have to catch some fish today or I wont be eating. Now lets forget about the heat, dirt and hunger for a minute and talk about the The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association OPINIONS INVITEDThe 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. RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VIEW THE JERSEY GIRL I think that soldiers are my role models, because they fight for our country. The fight for the right to live, the right to have freedom, the right to have an eduction. The reason were probably here is because of the dear soldiers who risk their lives for ours. Allyson MarieHonor. Dedication. Loyalty. Devotion. Sacrifice. Monday we will honor the millions of men and women who are serving, or have served, in the U.S. armed forces. As a nation, we will pause to reflect, give thanks and pay homage to those who have fought and continue to fight to protect the many freedoms our great nation affords. Its one day 24 hours to thank the brave men and women who do more than protect us from the threats of the world. They are protecting our freedoms, our rights to disagree. They are protecting our ability to wake up every day and feel safe and secure in our daily routines. Whether its breakfast with our families, or a morning round of golf with buddies and celebratory drinks afterward, or perhaps an afternoon at the spa for the ladies with a glass of wine in hand, it is our countrys greatest asset the American soldier or Marine who gives us those freedoms. And while were off enjoying our freedoms daily, we as a nation give those men and women one day out of the year to be recognized with events such as patriotic parades and ceremonies. Dont get us wrong they are certainly worth of all of the pomp and circumstance. But one day when they give us an all-day, every-day effort? We, as a nation, or at the least bit, a community, should make a concerted effort to show our appreciation and respect on a daily basis. We should fly our American flags proudly, tie a yellow ribbon to a tree or our front door. We should go out of way to shake the hand of each and every veteran we come across. We owe them more than that, but at least its a start. But we shouldnt have to wait until Monday to show the men and women who give us the freedoms we take for granted our heartfelt appreciation. Because lets face it, while we sleep soundly at night, with just our daily worries, there are men and women on patrol worried about whats around the next bend. It pales in comparison to what we face on a day-to-day basis. Senator must help fix Obamacare problemsEditors Note: This is an open letter to Sen. Bill Nelson and is bring printed at the request of the writer.Dear Sen. Nelson, You were in favor of and voted for Obamacare. Now, you must realize how detrimental this legislation has been to couples like us. Im on Medicare, and I have limited VA Medical also, but my wife has had her Florida Blue HMO Policy canceled as of Jan. 1. To receive similar not better coverage, her premium will double in cost. Now, according to theTampa Bay Times, AARP/UNH is canceling the Moffitt Cancer center from their coverage, affecting many Florida constituents. The president outright lied when he said numerously you can keep your policy and your doctors. You must do something to help us out. If you care about us you will try; if not, we will do everything in our power to keep a Democrat out of your seat when its up for election. You owe it to us. We appreciate your military and congressional service to our state and country, but you cannot stop now and let this faulty legislation destroy our middle class. Bill Descalzi,DunnellonAngry letters truly comicalAs I read all the angry letters sent in by Rainbow Springs residents about the forays Audrey Beem As the season of traditional family get-togethers approaches, the last thing on anyones mind would be having an end-of-life discussion. However, I would like to open that conversation right now and literally put this topic on the table the kitchen table. Surrounded by extended family in the warmth and ease of these annual rituals, there is no better time or place to talk about what you want should you become incapacitated, either from an accident or advancing illness. Encouraging people to have kitchen-table conversations is a stretch for most, given the gap between what we say and what we do. Polls show that 70 percent of Americans want to die at home in comfort among their loved ones. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the same percentage actually dies in institutional settings, often in the ICU under stressful circumstances. Eightytwo percent believe its important to put their wishes in writing, but only 23 percent have completed the task, although its as simple as filling out a two-page form. To help close the gap, I have some suggestions for this holiday season. Do the right thing. Be brave enough to talk to your family its the best gift you can give them, unburdening them from having to make tough decisions in a crisis rather than in a calm agreement. The first step is downloading a free living will from www.hospiceofmarion.com/ advance-directives.html. No lawyer is required; only two witnesses and thoughtful consideration of your wishes. Make copies for your physician and each of those who will be in charge of your care if you cannot speak for yourself. The second step is to visit www.theconversation project.org, a website that offers a Conversation Starter Kit. Its available in English and Spanish, and presents a user-friendly, step-by-step process, preparing you for your sit-down and talking points when it comes time to speak up. It has the questions your family will likely ask, as well as the answers to reassure them. The guide also has tips for better communication with your physician and care providers, as well as personal stories of others to help you along the way. More and more, the families sitting around the kitchen table in Marion County are made up of the largest segment of the population the boomers. This age group spans 49 to 67 years old. In their youth, they were behind four social movements and three cultural revolutions (civil rights, feminist, ecology, war protest, religious, etc.). The boomers are major movers and shakers. They want it all and value good health, vibrant well-being and prosperity. Often this generation finds itself serving as caregivers for both their parents and eventually their spouses or other siblings. When illness strikes, they are the last to give in and seek all means to combat disease and old age. Thanks to advanced medical technology, we have a multitude of options. We can seek cures and treatments, whenever possible; extend survival, if its practical; and relieve pain, as needed. When a cure is no longer possible and extending life is not optimal, hospice offers an opportunity to change the dynamic. Accepting hospice care is not about giving up hope or giving in to illness it is a redefinition of hope. Hope shows up in as many forms as there are individuals and it changes with time. It can be an opportunity to complete life tasks, provide serenity in allowing others to carry some of our burden or it may evolve into a peaceful acceptance at the end of lifes journey. One of the biggest misconceptions about hospice is that it is that thing you do right at the end. Sadly, many people survive only a few days, never receiving the full benefits that only hospice can provide. Coming on the program earlier often has surprisingly positive results for both the patients and their families. Once pain is controlled and symptoms managed through our expertise in palliation, people may enjoy life without distress GUEST COLUMN LETTERS TO THE EDITOR See JERSEY page 6 See GUEST page 6 Feel better, live better Mary Ellen Poe See LETTERS page 6


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of the City Council, Greenlight Communications, former City Manager Lisa Algiere, red-light cameras, water prices, Rainbow River Ranch, tree ordinances, poor business judgment on the behalf of city staff and its management, I recall reading books by Dave Barry, a South Florida author. Citizens, read the books. They are hilarious. They are as entertaining as the letters these people write. The books are very similar to what the residents of Rainbow River Conservation and citizens of Rainbow Springs are writing to the Riverland News: entertaining and funny. The books are available at the Dunnellon library. Go read the books, make the comparisons. Its a comedy, nuf said. Frank Strobl,DunnellonFamily, friends of injured man say thanksWe would like to thank all the guests who came to the benefit for Christopher Hart on Saturday at the Moose Lodge of Dunnellon. Hart was in a very bad car accident in September. The benefit was to help the family with medical expenses. Hart still has extensive therapy to go through. To all the friends and family who put this benefit together, you did a great job. Everything went as planned. To the Moose Lodge, thank you for all the help you gave us. We continue to support this family and are sending prayers that Hart will completely recover. Once again, thanks for all the support our community has given. Thank you to all of the merchants who provided donations, they were greatly appreciated. The Hart family and friendsLocal sorority thanks businesses, supportersThe sisters of Chi Zeta Sorority want to thank our loyal benefactors who contributed certificates for our Chinese Auction at the fall card party: Bentlys Restaurant, Jon Semmes River Boat Tour, Capt. Bobs Air Boat Tours and Blue Gator Restaurant, Thor and Fran Siegfied Massage, Patsys Salon, YouTopia Spa, Jannys Paradise Spa and Electric Beach Salon. Thank you all for making our card party another success. Please patronize our contributors. And most of all, we want to thank all the loyal women who took time from their busy days to enjoy dessert and games while supporting the children of Dunnellon. Betsy Davis,Dunnellon for the first time throughout their illness. In addition, the little-known Medicare Hospice Benefit is an entitlement that provides home visits from our physicians, nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains, equipment, supplies and medication delivered to the patients door with no out-ofpocket expenses. Research shows that when managed well, a person with advancing illness can live a fulfilling life. A three-year study at Massachusetts General, according to the New England Journal of Medicine in August 2010, found patients with fast-growing lung cancer lived three months longer and had a high quality of life with less depression, pain and symptoms. Fewer opted for aggressive chemotherapy and more chose a DNR (do not resuscitate order), if a medical crisis occurred. Other studies show similar survival rates with various cancers and congestive heart failure. Above all, when people are on hospice, they feel better, and when they feel better, they live better. And that, after all, is what life is all about.Mary Ellen Poe is the CEO of Hospice of Marion County and vice president of Access to Healthcare. mental aspect of the show: the back stabbing, lack of trust and manipulation that is required to play. The first time somebody betrayed me Id be crying. The first time somebody lied and told me they liked me, but then wrote my name down as the person they were sending home, Id be devastated. I dont have the thick skin or hard head that you need to survive. Its definitely a game of deceit, dishonesty and mental anguish. The only part of the show that appears fun is learning to make a fire. The contestants are actually required to rub two sticks together as hard and fast as they can until sparks ignite at which time they hope to create flame. Ive seen it done season after season and its still amazing. So maybe I could pop in the first day, learn to make a fire and then head home. I will say if Jeff Probst and some of my past favorites want to take me to dinner at a nice restaurant in the tropics, Im in. If they need a super fan to narrate or document our fascination with the show, Im his girl. In fact, Ill stay in the swanky hotel with the tiki bar and room service where Im pretty sure Probst and everyone connected to the show stays. My mom didnt raise a fool. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, November 7, 2013 Best of the Best four years in a row Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee 000GJCZ Federal Government Insurance Code #104, #105, #111, or #112 CHECK YOUR QUALIFICATIONS CALL 352-291-1467 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! 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American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 will meet at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly preceded by dinner at 6. Cub Pack No. 469 meets at 7 p.m. Mondays. Young Marines meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Bingo is at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The Third Saturday Flea Market and Pancake Breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.Boys & Girls Clubs seek donationsMany Boys & Girls Clubs are benefiting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. People wishing to donate their cars or for information call 800-246-0493. The Dunnellon 4-H Club celebrated National 4-H Week from Oct. 6 to 12. Make a Lasting Impact was this years theme. Members brainstormed to come up with ideas on how to celebrate into four different areas. Club members cut out 4-H clovers and wrote their ideas there. Some will make a lasting impact by cleaning up the school campus and farm area to help promote 4-H by helping with the paper clover donations at Tractor Supply Co. in Dunnellon. The other two areas were doing a food drive and raising an animal for the Southeastern Youth Fair. The 4-H Display was on display at the front office at Dunnellon Elementary School. Sydney and Logan White set up a 4-H display Oct. 19 along with Logans chickens at Tractor Supply Co. in Dunnellon. With the help of Ishanna and Kirin Maharaj, they purchased paper clovers to show their support toward the 4-H programs throughout Marion County. These members also help raise money for their own club to go toward their entry fees for the SEYF. The Club also celebrated 4-H Civic Engagement Day. All month long 4-Hers from across Florida were encouraged to perform a community service activity following along the lines of Serving Those Who Serve Us. This initiative specifically took place Oct. 12, also known as 4-H Civic Engagement Day. However, service activities can be counted throughout the entire month of October. On Oct. 23, members wrote thankyou notes to the fire department and the Ladies of 4-H (Marion County 4-H agents) to thank them for their dedication to their jobs they perform for the citizens of Marion County. Club members are now getting ready to start their animal and other projects for the SEYF, which starts Feb. 23. Dunnellon 4-H Club members, from left, Sydney White, Kirin Maharaj, Logan White and Lou Hartigan, Dunnellon 4-H leader, helped with the Paper Clover Donations at Tractor Supply Co. in Dunnellon. Riverland News, Thursday, November 7, 2013 7 000GCN7 000GIEI 000GAKL One Day Only! 9am-3pm Saturday, November 16, 2013 Florida Public Utilities Community Showcase At the Crystal River National Guard Armory www.CitrusBuilders.com 352.746.9028 000GJ1R HEARING AIDS G ENESIS Hearing Care, Inc. A New Beginning in Better Hearing WE WILL BEAT ALL PRICES (Bring Competitors Ad!) O pen M on.Fri 9am-4pm P lease call for appointment. 489-9479 100% Digital Custom Instrument We will test anybody! 100% 30-Day Money Back Guarantee Budget Aids From $295 Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only. Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. FREE Hearing Test Battery Replacement Hearing Aid Repairs 99 Premium Zinc Batteries BATTERIES Serving the Dunnellon area for 25 years We will test anybody! Many brand names to choose from: Siemens Resound Starkey Widex Audina Bell & more We service all makes and models. Our goal is to provide you with the BEST HEARING AIDS at the cheapest price. 000GA5F Puzzle answers on Page 3 DES 4H Club celebrates Photos Special to the Riverland News Special to the Riverland News WE WANT YOUR NEWSThe Riverland News seeks community news announcmenets such as first birthdays, births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries. To submit news, email Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@ riverlandnews.com. Photos must be high-resolution images. Print photos can be scanned at our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave. NEWS NOTES


STEPHEN E. LASKO/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon freshman running back Josh Williams breaks through the Lecanto defense in the first quarter of the Panthers homecoming game Friday night in Lecanto. STAY HEALTHY! Citrus Springs 10489 N Florida Ave. 489-2486 000G1HC Proud to sponsor this weeks athlete of the week Bubba Sims, footballThe junior running back rushed for 240 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Tigers season-ending 35-14 victory against Lecanto. Sims finished the season with 1,324 yards and 11 touchdowns. He is the first running back to rush for 1,000 yards since Bubba Black in 2009. Breanna McGown, girls soccer Breanna McGown registered four goals in the Lady Tigers 6-1 season-opening victory against Lake Weir. It was McGowns first career hat trick. Breanna McGown Bubba Sims DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY SUNCOAST PRIMARY CARE SPECIALISTS RIVERLANDSPORTS 8 Riverland News, Thursday, November 7, 2013 Romeo Elementary plans Veterans Day Ceremony Hello, Romeo Elementary School parents, family and friends. We are pleased to announce Romeos Veterans Day Celebration will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday when we take some time to recognize our servicemen and women. The celebration will feature a short skit and patriotic readings and songs. Veterans and active members of the military are encouraged to wear their uniform in full or in part or come comfortably dressed. We hope that you will accept our invitation and join us for our celebration. Accelerated ReaderStudents are off and running with Accelerated Reader. We are trying to reach a school-wide goal. We already have 1,613 points. Please ask your child what they are reading and how many points they have in Accelerated Reader. Box topsThank you for supporting our school. Together, we can make a big difference. Keep clipping Box Tops and send them to school before the spring submission deadline March 1. Romeo has sent in the fall submission and we are well on our way to reaching our goal of $1,892. So please send in those box tops and we can reach our goal. CREATE to welcome award-winning director The all-star lineup of talent will be even brighter as nationally-acclaimed documentary film director Billy Corben joins the cast of participants and keynote speakers at the fifth annual CREATE (Colossal, Reading, Entertaining, Artsy, Teen Event), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Marion County Public Library at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Corben has directed awardwinning documentaries. His film The U, which follows the dynamics of the Miami Hurricanes football team from 19831991, was featured on ESPNs for 30 series. He also directed Broke, which documents the financial situations in which many retired professional athletes find themselves. Corben will speak to the CREATE teen film makers at noon on Nov. 16. Also joining the speaker lineup is Florida Book Awards gold medal winner Adrian Fogelin, author of seven novels for middle school and young adults, including the popular Crossing Jordan. CREATE is hosted in partnership with the Friends of the Ocala Public Library. For information, call 352-671-8551. Dunnellon closes out season in convincing fashion Bubba Sims and Josh Williams pummeled and shed Lecanto defenders all night to help stem a three-game skid and send Dunnellon out on a winning note. They combined for 372 yards and three rushing touchdowns on 55 carries, while freshman Zach McKee added two passing scores to lift the Tigers to a 35-14 homecoming spoiler over the Panthers on Friday. A week after compiling 52 points and stacking 416 yards through the air against Williston, the Panthers offense could only muster 40 total yards in the opening half. Its most promising play of the half a quick slant from Travis McGee that was converted into a 35yard gain by Jeremiah Lucas ended with a strip and recovery by Tigers senior L.D. Thomas. Thomas and sophomore Zahid Hujurat each picked off Lecanto (2-7) passes in the first half. Dunnellon (6-4) had turnover problems of its own in losing all three of its fumbles on the night, including a pair near the Lecanto 5-yard line. Sims coughed up one of those, but more than repented, as he ran for 240 yards and two scores off 35 totes. It feels good, Sims said. We hit it hard at the end and came out with a win. His counterpart Williams, a tall and shifty freshman, added 20 carries for 132 yards. Williams turned it over once, DMS FCA preps for holidays The DMS Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Building No. 10, Room No. 23. Reminder to FCA members: Tshirt order must be submitted to Mrs. Reddick no later than Nov. 6. FCA members are reaching out to the entire Dunnellon community to request donations for the Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child now through Thursday, Nov. 14. We would greatly appreciate donations of the following new items: Something to love Teddy bear, doll, soft toy, etc. Something for school Exercise book, pencil case, pencils, sharpener, etc. Something to wear T-shirt, shorts, underwear, cap, beanie, flip-flops, socks. Something to play with Tennis ball, skipping rope, marbles, yo-yo, etc. Something for personal hygiene Toothbrush, soap, hairbrush, comb, etc. Something special Carry bag, sunglasses, bangles, craft kits, etc. FCA members will stay after school from 3:40 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, to assemble and pack shoe boxes filled with these donated items for this wonderful project of giving and sharing with others who are less fortunate than we are. Romeo Elementary School First Quarter Honor Roll Third Grade All As: Carlos Aguirre, Jerry Aguirre, Shyam Kane Baldeo, James Dixon, Claritze Gonzalez Corpus, Caryn Melissa Hill, Madisyn Smith and Samantha Tweedy. A/B: Michael Anglemeyer, Nikkita Baker, Isabella Chandler, Robert Chervenack, Madison Clark, Alaina Corbitt, Angelina Davis, Constance Downes, Yanelis Ferrer, Payton Fort, Kailey Fowler, Miguel Garcia, Aubrey Hewett, Jesse Holcomb, Garrett Howell, Conner Hrovat, Angela Jaimes, Kindred James, Kayla Jarrell, Hernan Jurado, Joceline Jurado, Jesse Holcomb, Chase Letien, Juan Lopez, Faith Marra, David Miranda, Elizabeth Muniz, Marcial Munoz, Victor Padilla, Journey Ryan, Bradley Vaillancourt, Dillan Verzaal, Ricardo VictoriaBastida, T.J. Watts, Bodhe Wood and Roy Wyckoff. Fourth Grade All As: Gissell Cardoso, Natalie Carter, Delaney LaMon and Peter Reich. A/B: Andrea Abbott, Sully Anderson, Caleb Beville, Kennedy Brown, Elyssa Caro, Saul Chacon, Jaiden Davila, Alejandra Desiderio-Ramirez, Anaya Ferrell, Hailey Grossi, Malorie Hagenhoff, Alexis Hiers, Chandler Hiers, Stephani Hurd, Matthew Ignacio, Zela Jett, Chitra Kalika, Ben Law, Kasey Lemanski, Adrian Martinez, Victor Martinez, Cadence McNelly, Megan Mills Ajello, Logan Minkema, Anibal Munoz, Michael Noel, Alyssia Pursell, Victoria Peterson, Hannah Romine, Lucas Rowell, Cynthia Saldana, Joshua Connor Slemp, Shelby Smith, Miranda Snyder, Jazmine Stapleton, Jasmine Torres, Nayeli Vargas, Bethany Vaughn and Jordan Vining. Fifth Grade All As: Chad Holland, Ashleigh Palmer and Erick Romero Lopez. A/B: Adrianna Anglemeyer, Alexis Appleby, Manuel Betancourt, Jarhett Bradham, Jhony Castro, Sabastian Chapman, Ezra Charlemagne, Autumn Chervanack, Jade Deonath, Jonas Duncan, Melody Dunne, Jacqueline Enriquez, Elias Erickson, Teegan Eversole, Kevin Ferrell, Erik Garratt, Roman Gonzalez, Cesar Hernandez, Matthew Brycen Hunt, Bayleigh Johnson, Jacqueline Jurado, Jacqueline Lemanski, Marisol Magana Lugo Aguirre, Gabriel Martinez, OrDonte Miller, Preston Tyler Mills, Calista Neal, Michael Obear, Joseph Pimental, Nicholas Place, Jamiya Reeves, Onesti Ryan, Joseph Santiago, Brandon Sherboneau, Paul Sheldon, Dustin Thompson and Sam Wryals. HONOR ROLL Jane Ashman Romeo PrincipalPRINCIPALS OFFICEPRINCIPALS OFFICE See DMS page 11 Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal SEAN ARNOLD For the Riverland News See WAX page 15 Film director Billy Corben, right, shown on the set of The U, will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual CREATE teen talent event Nov. 16 at the HeadquartersOcala Public Library.Special to the Riverland News Special to the Riverland News


For some inexplicable reason, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is under the impression that my favorite hobby is flying kites. I have no idea where she got that notion. Last Thursday, for example, she said to me in one of her sterner voices, Why dont you just go and fly a kite? The joke, of course, is on her. Ha! That is not my hobby and I have not flown a kite since I was 9 years old when my mother made the same request. Who does she think I am? Benjamin Franklin? If she actually knew what my hobby was, I wonder if she would be so anxious for me to indulge. Some secrets are worth keeping. Two things guide me in my pursuit of life. I never fool around with fate and I never second-guess the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She suggested on Friday evening that we go out for supper. When younger, I would have tried to figure out if she was up to something or if I was in some trouble, but not anymore. One of the great advantages of growing older is shedding the necessity of trying to figure everything out. Life has been much easier since I have started to live in the moment. So much in life is unexplainable that I have stopped wasting my time trying to explain it. Moreover, the greatest thing is, I am not under any pressure to understand everything or figure anything out, especially when it comes to the female side of the matrimonial equation. Let the mystery of romance do its thing. Just one thing, in spite of everything, still bothers me. I know it may be a minor matter to most people, but for me it is important. Do I have to pray for everything? My wife and I made our way to our favorite restaurant Friday and, to our great delight, our favorite waitress was on duty and we requested her table. Stay with a sure thing, I always say. After our first cup of coffee, we were ready to contemplate our order. It is not good to order your meal right away; get settled in your seat, have a good cup of coffee and then decide on the meal for the evening. I chose the delicious meatloaf dinner, while my better half ordered the pot roast. Both came with what our waitress called a vegetable medley. Let it be known that a vegetable medley was not harmonious with my primeval appetite. With an air of masculine sophistication, I ordered the vegetable of the day. It was too lovely of an evening to get hung up on such small matters. After all, I was unwinding and did not need to put my little gray cells in high gear. Taking our order, our waitress disappeared into the kitchen while we sat back to enjoy each others society while our meal was being prepared. Luxury, in my book, is where you find it. After a busy week in the church, it is always beneficial to settle back and relax. Nothing is more important than getting balance in life and keeping it. Before we knew it, the waitress brought our meals and set them before us. Much to my surprise, the vegetable of the day was broccoli. The waitress quickly disappeared amid some unsuccessful muffled giggling from across the table. GainingRiverland News, Thursday, November 7, 2013 9 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 000G4H4 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 000FZW4 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 000G4IR 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 000FZU7 000GAAF 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 000FYCC 489-2685 Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Services 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Godly Play Healing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith Rainbow River Blue Cove 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 000FZWA 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. 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 000FZWT 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 000GGLR 11352 N. Williams St., Rainbow Square Plaza Dunnellon (Next to Sweetbay) vernonmartinsalon.com MA 0016683 Salon & Spa Salon & Spa Get $ 1 2 0 Gift Card for only $100 000GKHL Great Christmas Gift WOW! Great Great Christmas Gift Christmas Gift WOW! WOW! Hair Color/Styling Hair Color/Styling Spa Manicure/Pedicure Spa Manicure/Pedicure Massage Therapy Massage Therapy Permanant Make Up Permanant Make Up Facials Facials Non Surgical Hair Replacement Non Surgical Hair Replacement 465-2210 Appt. Cal l 465-2210 or walk-in HAPPY HOLIDAYS HAPPY HOLIDAYS To all of our current To all of our current & new customers & new customers Does God expect pastor to pray for broccoli?OUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder Thrift Shop donates to Food 4 Kids Photo by Joann McCullough The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop, represented by Eileen Toney, Phyllis Knight, and Betty Kenny, Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop volunteers, presented Linda Gosson, left, president of Dunnellon Food-4-Kids Inc., a $500 donation to help feed needy kids on school weekends. The Thrift Shop at the corner of West Pennsylvania Avenue and Cedar Street. Richard H. Strader, 82Richard H. Strader, 82, of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away Oct. 30, 2013, in Gainesville. Richard was a resident of Dunnellon for 17 years. He was born in Watertown, N.Y., July 14, 1931. Richard was a United States Marine and served 20 years active duty and 10 years in the Reserves. He was honorably discharged, July 30, 1968, rank of Gunnery Sergeant. Richard is survived by his companion of 17 years, Momma Lynn McPike of Dunnellon; daughters, Carol Lynn Marczuk and family, Jocelyn Kay Ambrose and family; son, Richard Paul Strader and family; sister, Shirley Strader Dixon of Dunnellon; brother, Malcolm Scott Strader of Overland Park, Kansas; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Richard will be cremated in Gainesville. His final resting place will be in Arlington Cemetery in Virginia, where he will be given a full military burial. A memorial will be 11 a.m. Nov. 24, 2013, at the Moose Lodge in Dunnellon on Hwy. 41, where he was an active member for many years. OBITUARY Richard H. Strader Gospel concert slated First United Methodist First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon will host the return of gospel great Ivan Parker of the famed gospel group The Gathers on Saturday, Jan. 4, in the church sanctuary. Tickets are $25 per person for reserved seating in the artist row, which offers assigned seating within the first five rows of the sanctuary and a meet-andgreet with Parker prior to the show. Light refreshments will be offered at the meet-and-greet reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. Photographs are encouraged during the meet-and-greet. General admission tickets are $15 per person. Tickets are available at: The church narthex at the conclusion of the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. church services; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Fridya at The Sign Shop at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Williams Street. For information, call 489-2114. On the Internet at www. villagecrier.com. First United Methodist Church is at 21501 West State Road 40. For information, call 489-4026. Church plans concert seriesThe Dunnellon Presbyterian Concert Fall Series has scheduled the following appearances. All events will begin at 3 p.m. and are free will. The church is at 20641 Chestnut St. Nov. 10 Dunnellon Community Chorale presents a tribute to veterans and the American flag. Dec. 15 The Central Florida Master Choir will present its annual Christmas program.Church to host flea marketThe Altar & Rosary Society will host its semiannual flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at in Father Stegeman Hall at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. For information, call Pat at 489-1984.Church to host Saturday SupperThe Third Saturday Supper will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Community Congregational Christian Church at 9220 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs in the Dewain Farris Fellowship Hall. Adult tickets are $10 and children are $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Takeout is available. For information, call 489-1260.Church schedules monthly fish frySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church, on the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East, will host its monthly fish fry from 4 to 6 p.m. the first Friday monthly through May. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. For information, call 489-5954. CHURCH EVENTS See PASTOR page 10


some measure of composure, my wife requested I offer the prayer for the meal. My question: Does God really expect me to pray for broccoli? I was reminded of an incident with my good friend and spiritual mentor, the Rev. Frank Simmons. After a Sunday morning service, a woman approached Frank with a simple request. Oh, Brother Simmons, she said in a dramatic fashion that always irritated Frank, would you pray that my daughter gets married? Without giving her request any thought, he replied in the negative. The thing I always liked about good ole Brother Simmons was that he was always Frank. Why wont you pray for my daughter? demanded the woman. Well, Frank said, tell me something. Does she have any special friend? Is she dating? Frank later told me that many people want God to do everything for them. There is plenty for us to do, he said with a mischievous grin. Of course, Frank firmly believed in prayer, but he also believed people have personal responsibility in their lives. So many blame God for the bad in their life. Then when they get in trouble, they want God to bail them out. One of Franks favorite sayings was, Many folk sow their wild oats Saturday night and then Sunday morning pray for crop failure. Some things should not be a matter of prayer, but of simple obedience. Prayer is no substitute for action. In fact, in some cases it is not in order to pray. For example, it is wrong to pray about anything clearly forbidden in the Bible. I do not have to pray about hating somebody. It is always wrong to hate and no amount of prayer could ever change that fact. The apostle James set this forth rather clearly in his epistle. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much (James 5:16 KJV). No prayer is worth praying if it is prayed outside of that righteous zone.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2 @att.net. His website is www.jamessnyder ministries.com. 10 Riverland News, Thursday, November 7, 2013 HOUSEHOLD SERVICES Changes of Life Home Services, Inc. Senior Home Cleaning, Windows, etc. Seasonal/Rental Cleaning Yards: Weeding, Raking, Mulching Senior Travel Companion Personal Assistant 000GAD9 (352) 208-0802 Cindy Fenwick Bonded & Insured Since 2006 Coat & Seal Pavers Roof and Driveway Coatings Ranch & Farm Fences Wall & Ceiling Texture Gutter Cleaning Popcorn Ceiling Repairs PAUL GLENNS Complete Painting & Pressure Cleaning PAINTING 489-5098 Quality Work for Less Free Estimates 43 Years Experience 000F3YQ 000FY21 IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. 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The goal is to lift one another in encouragement, lift our missionaries in prayer, and lift the name of Jesus Christ. If child care is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the last Wednesday monthly. For information about this ministry, email Cindy Greaves at RSVChurch@ gmail.com or call the church at 489-0249. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 SW 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn-Dixie and west of U.S. 41.Mens ministry meets at local churchJoin 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, email Chris Greaves at RSVChurch@gmail. com or call the church at 489-0249. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 SW 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn-Dixie and west of U.S. 41. CHURCH NEWS PASTOR continued from page 9 Legion pays visit to vets at Harbor House, Haven House Seven members of American Legion Post No. 58 and the Ladies Auxiliary recently visited veterans at Harbor House, above, and Haven House, below, assisted-living centers. Following the opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, introductions were made and a review of each veterans military service was done. Doughnuts and refreshments were enjoyed by all. Each veteran was thanked for serving our country. LEFT: Special recognition was given to Louise James, a World War II veteran. James served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corp from 1941 to 1944 with assignments in New Zealand, New Caledonia and Guadalcanal. James is pictured with Bob Anderson, Post No. 58; Eugene Thomas, chaplain, Post No. 58; and Tammy Shepherd, activity director at Haven House. Special to the Riverland News Friends of the Library bookstore open The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Bookstore, which is inside the library, is at 20351 Robinson Road, behind Sweetbay. There are novels, bios, cooking, gardening, inspirational, romance, craft, selfhelp, finance, childrens books, videotapes (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 now from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 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. For information, call 438-4520. November book sale slatedThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host a book sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 through 26. All material will be 50 percent off, including specially-priced items. All proceeds benefit the Dunnellon Public Library. For information, call 438-2520.


Stormwater grants available to schoolsPublic and private educators wishing to teach their students about stormwater may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through April 4, educators serving students who live in unincorporated Marion County may receive funds under the 2013-2014 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. The Office of the County Engineer launched the Stormwater Education Grants Program in 2010 to help students who live in unincorporated Marion County learn about stormwater pollution prevention, karst topography and what the water quality of the Floridan aquifer and other water bodies mean to them. For information about the grants program, call Gail Mowry at 352-671-8686.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 church office or put in the container in the church narthex. For information, call 489-5954. Please drop off your donations at Building No. 10 in the Attendance/ Discipline office. Thank you for your generosity. Dunnellon Middle School students and staff are invited to join us at the United Way Dance from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the DMS Caf. The cost of admission is $5 plus a canned food item. All monies collected from admission and sales of snacks will go to the United Way campaign. So put on your dancing shoes for a great cause and join us for lots of fun.TestingBenchmark testing will be administered beginning Monday, Nov. 11, and run through Dec. 6 at Dunnellon Middle School. Parents, we request your help in ensuring your student arrives to school on time, has eaten a well-balanced breakfast and enjoyed a good nights rest during this testing period.Health screeningsDunnellon Middle School sixth-grade students will bring home their results from the state-mandated health screenings Friday. The screenings were conducted Oct. 15. Please ask your student for their health screening letter. It is important to review these results, alerting you to any potential health issues that need to be addressed by your health care professional.AbsenteeismDunnellon Middle School continues the battle against absenteeism. Parents, please make sure your child is in school every possible day. Even if absences are excused, lost time in the classroom is a lost opportunity to learn. Bottom line, we need to have your students here in school so they will learn the necessary skills that they will need to be successful in high school and beyond. Please make sure your child is in school and ontime every day unless they are truly ill. Together, we must communicate to our children the importance of a good education in preparation of their adult lives.Box topsThank you for your donations of Box Tops. We continue to ask that you keep us in mind for these little coupons. Continue to drop off your Box Tops at the front desk of Building No. 1 or the discipline/ attendance office of Building No. 10. Dunnellon Middle School First Quarter Honor Roll A Honor Roll Sixth Grade: Samantha Bagdanovich, Alianna Lacombe, Kendall Neumann and Amber Vonseggern. Seventh Grade: Yisiara Aguirre, Mandy Bernstein, Amber Dudley, Charles Hill, Tiana Joyner, Madisyn Leeds and Biridiana PerezSanchez. Eighth Grade: Elizabeth Centeno, Ashley Dunne, Kayla Gandy, Darby Langworthy, Chandler Neal, Deborah Rodriguez, Chantal Ruiz, Michael Santiago and Emily Weaver. A-B Honor Roll Sixth Grade: Jessica Alexander, Tia Ard, Nathaniel Carroll-Douglas, Samantha Chamberlain, Keziah Crespo, Wanya Epps, Emily Fowler, Gweneviere Ivie, Rebecca Lambert, Allissa Mills, Sandro Munoz, Gabrielle Munro, Christopher OBrien, Mary Powell, Kenneth Richardson, Gabriel Rodriguez, Megan Sereda, Chenoa Shaw, Enoch Torres, James Weber Logan White and Parker Whitmore. Seventh Grade: Britney Baccili, Maggie Barde, Zachary Bones, Mary Caprio, McKenzie Dooley, Lateisha Edwards, Yoander Ferrer, Lauren Ford, Christian Gamache, Idette Garcia Hernandez, Matalyn Gibbs, Noah Hilliard, Brandon Jaglal, Steffen Kratzberg, Angelica Lemus, Sayra Loya, Kayla McClure, Rebeca Munoz, Connor Neal, Beatrice Ortega, Arelin PadillaRamos, Cielo Palomo Melendrez, Erin Robinson, Caleb Schroeder, Mason Sereda, Kendal Waldrop, Adrian Whalen Valle and Aleah Whitley. Eighth Grade: Alejandro Arredondo, Carly Chinner, Aaron Cohen, Angie Diaz, Eduardo Escalante, Robert Farnell, Gabriel Felix, Daisy Franco, Timothy Greaves, Nikita Haynes, Jacob Hicks, Catlynn Kitzmiller, Jacob LaBlanc, Brandon Martin, Toni Morgan, Tyler NeSmith, Emily Newsom, Heather Noll, Patricia Perez, Olivia Peterson, Rebecca Ray, Lindsay Reddick, Nicki Riffle, Danielle Rodriguez, Roman Sanchez-Mcrae, Adrienne Sikora, Kimberly Singleton, Chariyah Smith, Jose Solis, Kaylah Starks, Timothy Vieira, Trevor Vonseggern and Brittany Zarem. Riverland News, Thursday, November 7, 2013 11 000ENGW Modern Medicine, the Old Fashioned Way Modern Medicine, the Old Fashioned W ay Now Accepting New Patients Now Accepting New Patients Citrus Springs 10489 N Florida Ave. Conveniently located 1 mile southeast of downtown Dunnellon on Hwy. 41 489-2486 000FY1L Same Day Appointments Available! Alistair Co, MD Family Practice Alex Villacastin, MD Catherine Sembrano-Navarro, MD Maria Villacastin, ARNP Shiela Villacastin, ARNP Alexander Villacastin, ARNP Lawrence Stawkowski PA HONOR ROLL DMS TV Production/Yearbook students visit UF Special to the Riverland NewsThe Dunnellon Middle School TV Production and Yearbook students got a VIP tour Oct. 19 of the University of Floridas Innovation News Center, which opened this fall during the Florida Scholastic Press Associations Fall Workshop. The new broadcast center is on par with FOX News and CNNs studios with its high-tech capabilities. The tour and workshops were hosted by the University of Florida students in the College of Journalism and Communications. This annual field trip is a great opportunity for students to hone their reporting, writing and photography skills. Eighth-grade students Eduardo Escalanted and Londyn Swanson were honored for their photography skills and Cielo Palomo and Kendal Waldrop received recognition for their creative yearbook layouts. Pictured are the DMS TV Production and Yearbook students who traveled to the University of Floridas College of Journalism: Aaron Cohen, Eduardo Escalante, Kameron Grossi, Sydney Hanchar, Brandon Jaglal, Darby Langworthy, Matthew Livingston, Sayra Loya, Rebeca Munoz, Biridiana Perez, Adrienne Sikora, Kendal Waldrop, Jeni Walker, Emily Weaver, Kayli Bauer, Morgan Fitch, Deanna Gibbs, Kayla McClure, Cielo Palomo, Haley Romine, Londyn Swanson, Lindsey Smith and Austyn West. DMScontinued from page 8 EDUCATION BRIEFS


12 Riverland News, Thursday, November 7, 2013 ABOVE: A family and their children make their way along the Trail of Treaters. RIGHT: Johnnie Peacock holds her son, Blake Snyder, 2, while chatting with business owners during the Trail of Treaters. BELOW: Families and youths dressed for the festive Halloween occasion. ABOVE: Alexis Stearns, dressed as a cat, holds her bag of treats close by. BELOW: Adults follow closely behind their children duirng the annual Trail of Treaters. Gabriel Hernandez, left, dressed as Luke Skywalker; Lillian Workman, dressed in 1950s attire; Rachael Workman as Pippie Longstocking; Angela Workman as Joan of Arc; Bonnie Crider; and Summer Hernandez as a bee make their way toward the starting point of Trail of Treaters. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News


Riverland News, Thursday, November 7, 2013 13 ABOVE: Even adults were in the festive spirit during Trail of Treaters, as Ollie Hilliard, left, Stephanie Gerhard, Sandy Gerhad and Butch Hilliard in the background, make their way toward the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce building to offer their assistance during the community-wide event. LEFT: Alilia and Sophia Whitt wait on trick-ortreaters as Sophia samples some of the goodies theyre set to give out during the Trail of Treaters. BELOW: Four-year-old Lilly Francis poses with Mermaid Angie Laird, owner of River Rats Boutique, during the Trail of Treaters as member of Duck Dynasty, Logan Townsend and Reese Hatcher, fish in the background. ABOVE: Jessica Oglesby of Perkins Dentistry adjustsa mask as she prepares to dish out candy to youths participating in the Trail of Treaters. BELOW: Brothers Tyler and Nick Reichhart, (right and left, respectively) hadnt gotten much more than some Skittles early on perhaps because they were blending in too well. Emily and Elizabeth Boggess make the rounds at Trail of Treaters. Haley Romine, left, Jimmy Romine and Hannah Romine make their way down East Pennsylvania Avenue on Thursday during the annual Trail of Treaters. Businesses along East Pennsylvania Avenue and the Historic District opened their doors for youths and their families to trick-or-treat in a safe environment. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News


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but also recovered a Panther fumble. An efficient McKee (6 for 8 passing, 80 yards, no interceptions) found sophomore Matthew Livermore and tight end Chase Brattin for touchdown passes of 38 and 10 yards, respectively. Tigers senior William Burgess blocked a Darien Johnson punt in the end zone midway through the first quarter to force a safety and give Dunnellon an early 2-0 advantage. The Tigers led 22-0 at halftime. Ninth-year Tigers head coach Frank Beasley was disappointed by the turnovers, but proud of his teams overall showing. Our kids have had a tough three weeks, he said, noting the three consecutive district losses that bounced Dunnellon from playoff contention. They always play hard, and Im proud of them for coming out and playing hard tonight. (Lecanto head coach) McKinley Rolles done an outstanding job over there. Theyve got some good players. Lucas ran under a couple of deep McGee passes in the second half for 46and 44-yard touchdowns, and the Panthers improved on the ground as well with 45 yards on eight carries between senior Johah Nightengale and junior DeDe Anderson. Anderson had kickoff returns of 48 and 38 yards in the game, and was a leading tackler on defense. Lecanto junior Dmitry Growdon blocked a PAT attempt by freshman Zach West in the fourth quarter. I thought we were way too one-dimensional in the first half, and that was our doing, Rolle said. We came back and were able to exploit a couple things in the second half. We definitely responded with a better effort. I thought this game came down to fundamentals, the third-year coach added. I dont think we blocked very well at times, and I dont think we tackled very well at times. We have to bounce back and give these seniors our best effort next week to get a win for them in their last game. Art in the Park slated Nov. 16, 17Art in the Park will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Rainbow Springs State Park. This event features central Florida artists from three groups: Florida Artists Gallery, Gallery East and Ocala Art Group. Some artists will demonstrate their talents. Twenty percent of all sales go to the Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park for park improvements. Tickets will be on sale for a drawing of beautiful donated art pieces. Admission is $2 per person; ages 5 and younger are free. For information, call 465-8555 or visit www. floridastateparks.org/ rainbowsprings.Eastern Star to host fashion showOrder of the Eastern Star Dunnellon Chapter No. 235 will host its annual Fashion Show at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the First Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St. Guests will be served lunch while viewing the latest fashions for the holiday seasons as presented by Bon Worth. In addition, there will be door prizes, a silent auction and also a 50/50 chance drawing. Tickets are $15 per person. For information, call Jan Rowe at 352-436-4148.Victorian Holiday Festival slatedThousands of twinkling holiday lights will once again adorn the shops of Dunnellons Historic Village during its annual Victorian Holiday Festival, which will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. Come stroll down West Pennsylvania Avenue to Cedar Street, then up to Walnut and Chestnut streets. The event will feature a giant snow slide, horse-drawn carriage rides and pictures with Santa Claus. Each of the Historic Village Shops will host musical entertainment and will provide homemade refreshments. Food vendors will be on hand to satisfy the more hearty appetites. For information, call Bonnie at 465-9200.Bank schedules watercolor exhibitArtists representing the Citrus Watercolor Club will present an exhibit of watercolor art at Brannen Bank at 11472 N. Williams St. now through Dec. 27. There will be a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, where they can meet various artists. A wide variety of subjects will be on display, including landscapes, waterscapes, still life, florals, portraits and abstracts. Art work can be purchased during the exhibition. The Citrus Watercolor Club features awardwinning watercolorists from Marion, Citrus and Hernando counties. For information, visit www.citruswater colorclub.com or call Carole Byron at 4898575.Agency in need of volunteersThe Annie W. Johnson Service Center and the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store are in need of volunteers. For information, call 489-8021. COMMUNITY BRIEFSRiverland News, Thursday, November 7, 2013 15 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. 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However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 468-1107 RIV 11/25 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 11/25/2013 9:00 am at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Tow469-1107 RIV 11/18 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Tow Pros Of Ocala gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 11/18/2013, at 8:30 am at 1914 N. Magnolia Ave Ocala, FL 34475, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Tow Pros of Ocala reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 3LNHM26T17R627736 2007 LINCOLN Nov. 7, 2013. 470-1107 RIV 11/20 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. gives Notice of foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 11/20/2013 at 10:00 A.M. at 1635 NE 32nd Ave, Ocala, FL 34470 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2C8GM68415R399980 2005 CHRY PACIFICA TOURING Nov. 7, 2013. 471-1107 RIV 11/20 saleToyt PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. gives Notice of foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 11/20/2013 at 10:00 A.M. at 1635 NE 32nd Ave, Ocala, FL 34470 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 4T1BG22K9VU008463 1997 TOYT CAMRY CE/LE/XLE Nov. 7, 2013. 472-1107 RIV 11/21 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Tow Pros Of Ocala gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 11/21/2013, at 8:00 am at 1914 N. Magnolia Ave Ocala, FL 34475, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Tow Pros of Ocala reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1MELM50U3SA636716 1995 MERCURY JN1HZ04S0DX557205 1983 DATS Nov. 7, 2013. 467-1107 RIV 11/ 9 sale Out-Back Self Storage PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that on Nov. 9, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. the undersigned Stop & Store LLC. DBA Outback Self Storage will sell at public sale by competitive bidding, the personal property, stored with the undersigned Stop&Store LLC. DBA Outback Self Storage, 19545 West Hwy 40, Dunnellon FL. 34432. Tenants and units: Unit#B208 Audrey Dahl HHG Unit#B210 Jessica Santiago HHG We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. 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Williams St. Webb is no stranger to the Sunday Sampler, where she has wowed the audience for years with her commanding stage presence, her powerful voice, her ability on guitar and her talent for writing songs. You may know her as a Miami HeraldOne to Watch, a Billboard Act to Watch andNew TimesBest Solo Artist. Some have called her the queen of Florida music. To the Will McLean Foundation she is a friend who leads a workshop to empower your voice (No one could be better qualified!) and performs on stage at the Will McLean Festival. Donation is $10 at the door and complimentary refreshments are served at intermission. Funds help support artists who educate through writing and singing about Florida. For information, call 489-3766 or visit www.amycarol webb.com. Visit www.willmc lean.com for details about the 2014 Will McLean Festival, which is scheduled for March 7 to 9, or for information about entering the 2014 Song Contest by Dec. 31. Check out Facebook for the Sunday Sampler at www.facebook. com/sundaysampler or the Will McLean Foundation at www. facebook.com/pages/ Will-McLeanFoundation-WillFest/124841780903700. Special to the Riverland NewsAmy Carol Webb will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sunday Sampler in the Historic Dunnellon Depot at 12061 S. Williams St. STEPHEN E. LASKO/For the Riverland NewsDunnellons Bo Dewitz chases down Lecantos Jeremiah Lucas as he breaks away for a 20-yard gain late in the second quarter Friday at Lecanto High School. WAX continued from page 8


Kiwanis changes meeting placeThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will begin meeting at Carmelas Restaurant at 8 a.m. Wednesdays for its weekly meetings and breakfast. However, 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 4656803 for a reservation by the previous Tuesday weekly.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.Watch-Clock Collectors meet monthly in OcalaThe 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. For information, call Roger B. Krieger at 352527-0669 or Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924.TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Taking 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 465-5807. City needs applicants for two boardsThe city of Dunnellon is accepting applications for the Tree Board and Planning Commission. To be considered for the Tree Board, applicants must adhere to these conditions: Members serve threeyear terms; residency is not a requirement to serve. The Tree Board hears residential and commercial applications for tree removal associated with site plans and preliminary plans. They are responsible for review of tree removal applications upon waterfront lands, wetlands, conservation lands, commercial properties more than 1 acre, and the removal of heritage or champion trees; forwarding their recommendations to the City Council. The Board is charged with the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting and removal of trees on property owned by the City. The Board is responsible for the application and certification of the City as a Tree City USA. The Tree Board meets on the fourth Thursday of the month in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. To be considered for the Planning Commission, applicants must: Members serve threeyear terms, must be residents of the City of Dunnellon, or business owners for more than three years. The Planning Commission hears planning and zoning applications, forwards a recommendation for action to the City Council. The Planning Commission meets the first Tuesday monthly in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally, it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. Interested parties may download an application at www.dunnellon.org, or email Community Development Department at jrehberg@ dunnellon.org, call 465-8500, ext. 1010. Schmidt washed out, but hed stay close to aviation. He requested a transfer and was sent to Amarillo, Texas, where he learned the mechanical side of aircraft and began working on B-17s. Schmidt spent the better part of World War II as instructor, training those coming into the Army Air Corps how to correct problems. Wed get a new batch of them, get them trained and ship them out, he explained, noting during his three years in the Army Air Corps he remained stateside. We were all so young 19, 20, 21 we were anxious, anxious to be a part of it. Schmidt received his honorable discharge from the Army Air Corps on Nov. 19, 1945, months after both the Japanese and Germans offered their conditional surrenders. Schmidt re-entered the workforce, taking his old job at Piggly Wiggly. I didnt like it much, he said of his old job. Things had changed so much. Yearning for the military life, he again tried to enter the Army Air Corps in hopes of becoming a pilot, but he was turned down. So he turned to the regular Army, where hed remain until 1972 when he retired. Throughout his career in the Army, Schmidt said he held several different positions. He even asked for a transfer to the airborne infantry, where he trained as a paratrooper with the 88th Airborne Division. Schmidt nearly earned his jump wings, but washed out prior to the final jump because of an ankle injury he sustained on an earlier jump. One jump away, he lamented. One jump. Despite being in the service for two additional wars the Korean and Vietnam wars he never served overseas. I was blessed, I guess you could say, not to have been part of that, he said. Schmidt considers his lengthy career in the Army a blessing. He said it changed a lot throughout his career, including World War II when the whites were separated from AfricanAmerican soldiers. I enjoyed their friendship, he said. Their were some great men I called friends. Schmidt was particularly fond of their ability to call cadence when they were marching. They could sing it better than anybody else, he recalled. Schmidt said hes proud of the young men and women who are serving the country, no matter their branch. Asked what advice hed give them or anyone who was considering entering the military. Id shake their hand, tell them thank you and wish them luck. If he was still young today as he was in 1942, he said without a doubt hed enlist in the Army all over again. Todays soldiers earn what, $1,500 a month, meals and free board?, he asked. When I was in, we got paid $21 a month and part of that money went home to my wife. I didnt smoke or drink and I didnt play poker. I dont regret my service. I have a lot of fond memories of time in the Army, and I saw a lot of the country. As part of the World Greatest Generation, he said he and the millions of other Americans were simply doing what their country asked them to do. Schmidt is firm in his belief America would be better off if every male, age 18, was required to serve two years in the military. I think youd see a lot different country than what we have today, he said about the current political landscape. I have to bite my tongue a lot, but I think it should be a requirement for the men in our country to serve their country. Just as the hundreds of thousands of men he served with more than 70 years ago. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, November 7, 2013 Name __________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________ State _______________ Zip __________ Phone ____________________ Email __________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill Me Sign up online Promo Code: TURKEY Clip, complete and mail to: 000GHBY Dont Be A Turkey! Gobble Up A Great Deal! Expires 12/31/13. In-County Only A year subscription STUFFED with the best of local news, events, coupons and more! $ 22 $ 22 20441 E. 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