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Thursday, November 14, 2013 Vol 32 No. 2 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Fire Rescue seeks donations for partyDunnellon Fire Rescue is seeking donations for its yearly Needy Childrens Christmas Party. Those wishing to help in this cause may send their 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 Winn-Dixie. Community service hours are also available. To volunteer, call Bill Laterza at 489-9368.Art in the Park slated Saturday, SundayArt in the Park will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Rainbow Springs State Park. Admission is $2 per person; ages 5 and younger are free. For information, call 465-8555 or visit www. floridastateparks.org/ rainbowsprings.Bluegrass Festival slated Nov. 23The Withlachoochee River Bluegrass Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. The event will be at 19730 SE 127th Terrace, Inglis, off of State Road 40. Advanced tickets are $10 for adults; and $5 for children 6 to 12 years old. The day of the event, tickets will be $15 for adults and $10 for children. Bands include Pasture Prime, Jerry Sanders &Seminole Wind. For information, visit www.tinroof shack.com or call 352-318-3872. Negotiations with Regions Bank are off and the city of Dunnellon has hired a bankruptcy attorney. Regions (Bank) has chosen to reject our final offer, not our final offer, our last offer we gave them, Eddie Esch, interim city manager, told the Council at its Nov. 6 workshop. And, basically for whatever reasons, has chosen to not continue negotiations. Were not really sure what that reason is, nobody can make heads or tails or sense of it to be honest with you. They have their own agenda that we cant control. Hiring new legal counsel to represent the city against Regions Bank was necessary because Bryant, Miller & Olive has a conflict of interest with Regions Bank, Esch reminded the Council. The Tampa Bay-based law firm could only engage in negotiations but not litigation with Regions Bank, Esch said. So on Tuesday, the City Council opted to hire Michael C. Markham of Johnson Pope, Bokor, Rupple and Burns LLP with Michael Markham Regions Bank halts negotiations with officials JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See ATTORNEY page 3 Pat Theobald is on a mission two actually. The 63-year-old Rainbow Springs resident doesnt have much time for either, but shes making the best of a dire situation. In March, Theobald was diagnosed with an aggressive stage of pancreatic cancer and she didnt need the doctor to tell her what was next, she knew all too well after watching her mother pass away five years ago from the same disease. Theobald knew the clock on life was ticking, and ticking fast. When (the doctors) first told me what my diagnosis was, I knew what the outcome was going to be, she said, explaining she was given a year to live. My mom passed away from pancreatic cancer five years ago, so I was familiar with the disease. I knew what he was going to tell me. She knew there was little she could do about results, or likely the outcome. Its out of my hands and its in Gods hands, said Theobald, who began chemotherapy treatments in May at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. I was going to do whatever I could to make what I could with time left, and Ive been doing that. Her first mission is to educate the public and raise awareness. November is Pancreatic AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsJames Gilroy spent 20 years serving in the U. S. Marine Corps. His post-military career has led him and his friend, Faye Mulvey, to start a quality custom metal art business together. For ex-Marine, career takes new twist After spending most of his 20 years of military service overseas, one gunnery sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps chose Dunnellon to be his first home after retirement. James Gilroys godmother lives here on 30 acres and she was able to sell him 10 of those acres for his home. I have never lived in one place longer than three years, Gilroy said. This is my first home. I needed some place small and quiet and I have peace of mind in Dunnellon. He was a logistic chief in the Marines, making sure the equipment, transportation, food and sleep arrangements were completed for the men. He also provided security for different embassies before he officially retired in 2006. It was my life just serving others, he said. Now Im taking a bit of time for me. Gilroy decided to use his G.I. Bill to attend classes at the Withlacoochee Technical Institute in Inverness. He graduated with honors and became a certified welder, auto mechanic and an auto body and paint expert with plans to open a garage for classic cars. If Im going to do my things I wanted to make sure it was quality work, he remembered. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsPat Theobald is on a mission to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer. In March, the 63-year-old Rainbow Springs resident was diagnosed with an aggressive stage of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and Theobald is encouraging everyone to wear puple. Woman hopes to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See PURPLE page 14 Report: 2 face multiple charges 1 defendant spit on copA 31-year-old Hernando man faces a litany of charges including battery on a law enforcement officer, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report stated. According to the report, Darrell J. Starkey was also charged Nov. 6 with disorderly intoxication, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and dealing in stolen property. In addition to the charges levied against Starkey, 23-year-old Damon Townsend of Dunnellon was also charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence. The report stated Officer Mike Anger observed Starkey and Townsend traveling northbound on Illinois Street on bicycles without lights. Anger initiated a traffic stop on both Starkey and Townsend at the intersection of Illinois Street and Powell Road. According to the report, once Anger began to speak with Starkey, Anger could detect the odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath/body. Starkey immediately began to become upset and began to swear at law enforcement personnel, stating (expletive) you and why the (eexpletives) you harassing us. Townsend also used several profanities and called Anger several explicatives. Anger advised both Starkey and Townsend they were intoxicated to the point they posed a danger to themselves and others, the report stated. Starkey and Townsend continued to scream obscenities at See REPORT page 14 See TWIST page 2 Gilroy opts for career in arts post military service AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News


Womens Club meeting todayThe Womens Club of Dunnellon will meet at noon today at its clubhouse for a potluck luncheon. Joe Pine, from the Metro Crime Prevention Center of Florida, will be the guest speaker. The Womens Club of Dunnellon plans to host its Craft Fair from 9 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. For information, call Gerry Hess at 465-8195 or Joanne Schemery at 465-7162. I was always crafty and this was going to be an outlet for me. Things didnt work out as he originally planned. Before actually starting school, Gilroy met Faye Mulvey and they became friends. Then, while in school, he was introduced to the plasma machine, which cuts metal with air and electricity. Everything changed. With his new education and her knowledge of computers, they decided to start a quality custom metal art business together. Gunnyz Metal Art was the obvious name for their new venture because of Gilroys past and the Z came from hot rod lingo, which is one of his specialties. I was just going to have a garage when I got out of school, Gilroy said. Instead, I sold a 1951 Ford coupe to buy the machine. The plasma machine is usually used to repair parts or to create a large number of the same object like small metal gears, according to Gilroy. When purchased, the machine comes ready to use with their computer software. We didnt get the template software package that also comes with the machine because it goes out to everyone, Mulvey said. I make my own designs and each custom piece is different and unique. The machine Gilroy was trained on in school was not exactly the same one he purchased for the business, but he managed to make it work. He figured out the machine and I figured out CAD, Mulvey said about learning the Computer Animated Design software. We bought the machine to do exactly what we are doing. The process to make one of the custom metal art pieces starts with Mulvey taking a photo of the object, then she makes adjustments through photo shop and then uses graphics or CAD then gives the finished artwork to Gilroy. Making sure all the metal pieces are connected together, he then cuts the design out of steel on the plasma machine and puts his finishing touches on it. Gilroy buys multiple sheets of hot rolled steel from a steel distributor. He shops around for the best price and has traveled as far as Tampa to get the best deal. The metal has turned into many custom pieces and a lot of stock pieces of horses or birds. We are both creative in our own way and it shows in our work, Mulvey said, referring to the different pieces they create. Hot rod cars speak to him and bunnies in the garden speak to me. Three custom signs were ordered by Dunnellons Captain Bob and are on display at the Blue Gator. They also are working on a 4-foot-by4-foot sign of the Masonic logo for the Masonic Lodge in Trenton. They already made a large custom sign for a specialty auto store and then created a small business card holder to match the sign. The cost of the metal art depends on the amount of time and materials needed to complete a custom project or an item they have on display. We save a lot of cost by working at home, Gilroy said. I feel real good about our prices. Gilroy and Mulvey display some of their pieces at the First Saturday Market, or for information visit www.gunnyz metalart.com. Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at Augie@ThingsIn Town.com.2 Riverland News, Thursday, November 14, 2013 000G9XA 000GJFH 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. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 Call 352-489-2731 www.riverlandnews.com 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 TWISTcontinued from page 1 Faye Mulvey City honors veterans JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsJohn Taylor, commander of American Legion Post No. 58, receives a proclamation Nov. 6 from Mayor Nathan Whitt as the Dunnellon City Council recognized Post No. 58 and its members prior to Veterans Day. COMMUNITY BRIEF


the hopes he and his law firm could help the city move forward with discussions with Regions Bank regarding the $7.3 million debt since it became apparent Greenlight Communications would collapse financially. Esch told the Council Markham came highly recommended. Throughout the past few weeks, in anticipation, officials had been searching for legal representation because of possible litigation with Regions Bank regarding the $7.3 million in debt. Both Esch and Virginia Cassidy, the city attorney, engaged Markham in an interview-type scenario, and talked to him about his qualifications, credentials and history. We started researching other attorneys that could now step in and become active and pose a different atmosphere toward Regions and maybe strengthen our position in negotiations, or litigation if it comes to that, Esch said. He definitely seems to fit everything that we believe we need to move forward, Esch added, noting he had spoken with Nicole Nate of Bryant, Miller and Olive about Markham. She fully supports Mr. Markham. Apparently, shes been on both sides of the table with him and said hes definitely the guy to move forward with here. Markham is a traumatrained emergency room attorney and clearly understands the situation at hand, Esch said. Personally, Mayor Nathan Whitt said, just to air the issue, Regions (Bank) is not playing nice. The first-term mayor said hes been involved in at least a dozen or more meetings with bank officials and tried to make sure the public is aware the city has done everything it could to reach out to them. Ive tried and tried to play nice. There is culpability on both sides, Mayor Whitt said. I think were all in agreement with that. We understand that things were done wrong on our side, but we also understand there is liability on their side. Can you shed some light on that? Markham said much of his experience is in the bankruptcy court, foreclosures and action brought forth by banks. He said his firm does not represent any of the big banks. In addition, his firm has a written policy forbidding the attorneys from representing big banks. Ive spent 25 years running from these banks or trying to beat them the best I can, Markham said. I dont know if youre going to end up in a bankruptcy situation, thats premature to talk about. I know a little of your situation; Ive tried to study up on it a little bit myself. Markham hasnt reviewed any of the loan documents when then-City Manager Lisa Algiere and Marsha Segal-George, the then-assistant city attorney, secured $7.3 million in financing from Regions Bank in Orlando. In November 2010, the then-City Council, led by Mayor Fred Ward, approved the loan agreement with Regions Bank. The agreement with the bank stipulated the city would back the bonds with its share of excise taxes. The situation kind of speaks for itself, how in the world did this loan get made? Markham asked. I cannot fathom how a bank can make the loan. Wed obviously have to dig in and figure that out. At the end of the day, if bankruptcy is the option and people only do that when they have to do that. If you have to do it, you have to do it. If youve got to take 1,700 people and spread this across, then thats not going to work. You all know that. The question in mind is who bears the brunt of it the 1,700 people who had absolutely nothing to do with it or the one bank that lent the money? Markham said there is going to be pain, now and in the future. You need to start moving forward and stop looking backward, he added. Mayor Whitt admitted, hes flat fed up with attorneys asking Markham not to take offensse. Im flat fed up with the concept that we have to continue to drag this thing on, so gloves are off, in my case, Mayor Whitt added. Im really kind of disgusted with the situation. Im not going to continue to play nice with anybody. When it comes to Regions until they realize, if they dont back down, guess what? Walk down, and well introduce you to your new employees and good luck with that. Im just fed up with it. Im not going to play this game anymore. Markham agreed. Theres no reason to be nice anymore; theyre not being nice to you, theres no reason for you to be nice back, he said. Theres nothing for you to gain, youve got to move one. Frankly, the quicker you force the action, I think, the quicker itll be over with it. So itll cost you less. I dont know what its going to cost you. How much it will cost the city is unknown. Markham will charge $330 per hour, a $60 an hour discount from his normal rate. He told the Council a Chapter 9 bankruptcy, which is like a Chapter 11 case for corporations, is an expensive thing. Itll cost what it costs, but itll cost a lot less than what youll save, he said. Thats a guarantee. Whitt said he hopes the city can avoid filing a Chapter 9 bankruptcy and declaring a financial emergency with the state. Officials and Markham said it is unknown as to what Gov. Rick Scotts office would do in the situation. We dont want to go there, Mayor Whitt said about filing Chapter 9 bankruptcy. We want to do everything we can do to not go there, but I do understand if it has to happen, it has to happen. The city was due to pay a $1.6 million bond payment no later than Tuesday, Nov. 12; however, Eschconfirmed the city wasnt able to make the payment because the sale of Greenlight to Florida Cable has yet to be finalized. The completion of the $1 million sale of the citys telecommunications system is likely to be no later than Dec. 19. In addition to the purchase of Greenlight, Florida Cable has been in negotiations with All-American Leasing regarding the head-end equipment, on which the city currently owes slightly less than $1 million. Florida Cable officials indicated in October they were hopeful to renegotiate the deal with AllAmerican Leasing. Esch told the Council a rough draft of the sale agreement should be ready within one to two days, dismissing an email circulating through Rainbow Springs and the city that the deal had fallen through. After a motion to pass Resolution 2013-18, authoring Mayor Whitt to sing a budget amendment for Fiscal Year 2012-13, the measure passed after it was brought up at the end of the City Council meeting. The measure passed 3-1 with Mayor Whitt voting no. The city was required, by state statute, to file the amended budget by Nov. 30. After more than three years of waiting, the City Council overturned a Historic Advisory Boards decision not to initially grant Jose Felipes request to demolish the house he owns at 20533 Chestnut St. According to city records, the house is on the National Register of Deeds; however, the home has become a nuisance. Three years ago, when Felipe originally sought permission to demolish the home, he was denied despite providing documentation from an engineer stating the home could not be remodeled and needed to be torn down. The Council approved his request to demolish the house by a 4-0 vote. Authorized staff to issue tree removal permits for 20820 River Drive as well as 12061 Mary St. Awarded a bid to Beacon Support Solutions in the amount of $14,000 for IT Support for the Dunnellon Police Department.Riverland News, Thursday, November 14, 2013 3 000GHTC CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING 25 Years Carpet Cleaning Per Room Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, November 14, 2013 RIVER VIEWS The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association RIVERLAND NEWS Resident should put down comic books, pay attentionThis is in response to Frank Strobls letter published Nov. 7 regarding the so-called comical letters from Rainbow Springs residents. Mr. Strobl, when did you arrive in town? What planet have you been on for the past 10 years? Have you been out there in Never Never Land with former Mayor (Fred) Ward and his council members who voted without questioning all of the citys expenditures and costly misadventures? No, I think you were too busy amusing yourself with your comic books instead of paying attention to the nonsense your city government has been up to. To make things worse for yourself and your city residents, you probably voted them back into office without any knowledge of what they were doing to the residents. In addition, you and now others outside of the city, are paying for their costly errors while they were in office. Perhaps you should put down your amusing books and start attending your own City Council meetings and learn exactly what they are doing now to fix the problems and stay away from your books a bit longer to help them. Nuf said. Penny Calloway,Rainbow SpringsSewer assessment charge for residents is ludicrousA neighbor came over to see me, asking what can be done when the city delivers an assessment charge for hooking up to the sewer to one of our Dunnellon Heights residents who is jobless as a truck driver because he is suffering from cancer. She tried to get help from her church, but money is not there to help. I advised her to tell them to go to the Annie Johnson Senior Services Center for assistance, and if they cannot help then ask for a list of other locations that might be able to help. This man has a family he is trying to support on no job. Does the city get he has no job, which means no money? Yet he is given 30 days to come up with the money or they will take action. We all know a sick man does not need water, nor does his wife and kids. Do any of us really need Sleeping around is not what you think Iseem to be in the midst of a bizarre dream. Are my brothers playing a cruel hoax on me? Is it even possible I need cataract surgery in both eyes and I am pretty much blind even while wearing my glasses? Yes, Im afraid so. The first time I heard those words associated with myself, I was 40 years old. The optometrist stated quite calmly I had a cataract in each eye. He also paused to make the point that this was only the third time in his career hed ever seen them in somebody so young. At the time he told me it was nothing to worry about. I could go the rest of my life and never even know they were there. Unfortunately, I am not that lucky. I hate to admit I knew something was wrong and I started noticing it a good six months ago. There were many signs, although I chose to ignore them at first. The first signal was I could no longer read street signs. Id be driving along and miss the important things I was supposed to be looking for. My daughters took to chauffeuring me around on the weekends, which was fine with me since I hate to drive. Driving after dark has been out for a while since my vision is much worse at night. I could no longer view the TV screen from across the room in my favorite comfy chair. It was a waste of time for me to use the remote as I had to get right up to the set before I could read anything. So I started viewing my shows from a recliner plopped right in front of the screen. Its crazy the things you adapt to. The last occurrence was the one that made me finally make the appointment to have my eyes checked. I couldnt see my grandchildren anymore, literally. I couldnt watch Dominique play softball, because I couldnt see her or make out which player she was. I couldnt watch James perform in his school pageant, because I couldnt find him in the crowd. That was very heartbreaking and scary and something had to be done. I had no idea how bad my eyes really were. I didnt realize Id only be able to see the big E and not much else. I felt like crying but thats why I was there, right? So after much probing, poking and dilating with different gadgets, the diagnosis was clear. I knew what the doctor was going to say before he even opened his mouth. My cataracts had gotten much worse and they would need to be removed as soon as possible. Now several problems present themselves when faced with this situation. The first problem being I still 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. TIME TO SMILE LETTERS JERSEY GIRL SOCIAL SECURITY On Monday, we honored our Nations veterans for their service to America. What better time than now to tell you and for you to help spread the word about the many benefits and wealth of information Social Security has available for veterans and military personnel? Social Security recognizes those who put their lives on the line for our freedoms. Members of the armed forces receive expedited processing of their Social Security disability applications. The expedited process is available for any military service member who became disabled during active duty on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. Some dependent children and spouses of military personnel may also be eligible to receive benefits. Visit our website designed specifically for our wounded veterans: www.socialsecurity.gov/wounded warriors. There, you will find answers to a number of commonly asked questions, as well as other useful information about disability benefits available under the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. Please pay special attention to the fact sheet available on that website, Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors. Youll also find a webinar that explains the faster disability process available to wounded warriors. The program covers general information about Social Security disability benefits as well as topics unique to wounded service members. The online video is less than three minutes and a great introduction to disability benefits for veterans and active duty military. On the same webpage, youll also find links to useful Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense websites. The requirements for disability benefits available through Social Security are different from those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. Military service members are covered for the same Social Security survivors, disability, and retirement benefits as everyone else. Although the expedited service is relatively new, military personnel have been covered under Social Security since 1957, and people who were in the service prior to that may be able to get special credit for some of their service. To learn more about Social Security for current and former military service members, read Military Service and Social Security. Its available in our digital library at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs. But first, take a look at the wounded warrior page at www. socialsecurity.gov/wounded warriors. The webinar, factsheet, and pertinent links will brief you on everything you need to know to maneuver your way through the Social Security process. Adon Williams is the Social Security manager in Ocala. Social Security serves those whove served Cataracts again, egads Ineed to ask a favor. I will be a less grumpy person if someone could do this simple favor. Can you please buy my house? OK, so its a big favor. You know where I stand when it comes to cleaning I dont stand, I mainly sit on my bum. Its not my favorite thing to do. I would be a more pleasant person if I didnt have to clean two houses. What a chore! More important I would no longer have to sleep around. First off, get your mind out of the gutter. Secondly, let me explain. Currently, 98 percent of my furniture is at the house I am trying to sell. For some reason, buyers dont like to use their imagination and envision their furniture in an empty house. The furniture has to stay. In todays world, a seller must stage the home. When did life get so crazy? So while my house contains my queen-sized Ethan Allen maple wood bed with a brand spanking new mattress and box spring, I am sleeping on a twin bed that my feet hang off of. I strive to be 5-foot-2 someday, so this bed is extra short. To make matters worse it is a frame on wheels. There is no headboard. The floors are made of hardwood. The mattress is well into its teen years, which is not so good on my bad back. Its nice to have a bed with wheels when you have to move furniture to clean not that I would personally know this. I can only imagine that one cleans under the bed on a normal basis and not just when selling their house. Wheels on the bed are not so nice when you have to sleep in it. They could have put a set of brakes on the bed. No such luck. I start the evening with the bed by the window. Tossing and turning for the first hour is my modus operandi. Once I fall asleep, I am in a coma. I may toss and turn some more, but I have no idea because I am sleeping. When I wake up in the morning my bed is no longer by the window. My head is face first in the closet. The first time I woke up in the closet I thought someone was trying to strangle me with a pair of black pants. I was so disoriented and frightened. It was weeks before I could wear those pants again. Now before I go to bed I must remember to close the closet door. Then, I have the problem of a mattress that likes to travel on its own. I think it is feuding with the box spring. I found out the hard way that the box spring leans to the left and the mattress leans to the right. One day, I sat down on it not realizing the mattress was hanging a good 7 inches off the box spring. Bam! I was on See LETTERS page 6 See JERSEY page 6 Adon Williams Audrey Beem See SMILE page 11 Kathleen Wallace


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need to work and drive. The second problem I need to take time off from work and figure out when would be best to do that. My third problem, the holidays are coming up and who has time for two surgeries. And the last and final problem, I need to meet my deductible before insurance would kick in. Nothing is ever simple is it? Anyway Im scheduled for the week before Thanksgiving for the first eye. The second eye will be in December. Im both anxious and scared. As with any medical procedure, every person who has gone before you has stories to tell. The good stories include the fact that I may no longer need glasses except for reading. Ive been wearing these things since I was 10 years old. The bad being the procedure sounds like torture including being taped down to the table with a huge cover over my entire face and only a tiny tube for breathing. Dont these people realize I am claustrophobic and also a big chicken? I hope they have plenty of valium. Im also curious as to how the three weeks in between eyes will work. Im told things will look cockeyed and I may have trouble seeing. Ill have one good eye and one extremely bad one. And did I mention Thanksgiving is just eight days after my surgery? Should I just order dinner now and be done with it? So I want to say to all those people I neglected to say hello to in the last couple of months, please forgive me. I wasnt being rude, I just couldnt see you. phones, cable service or, as a matter of fact, a City Hall or a Council. We have a mayor who is scraping for money from what we all know really was not his fault, but a couple of council members who pretend they were clueless. Maybe, just maybe, we need to file bankruptcy and shut down our city government after all and let the people run Dunnellon just as they had 30 or 40 years ago. They were doing something right that had folks wanting to move here. It once was a nice quiet town. Folks were friendly and civicminded on their own. Now it is a joke and heartless town. Fees are being charged at a high rate for everything and anything, but to threaten folks when they are down is just wrong. I stood firmly against boycotting Greenlight Communications, but seems a better idea than putting folks on notice who cannot come up with these new demands of extra funds for no solid founded purpose, but to extort money from the less fortunate citizens. Why not lay off or fire some city employees, cut back on watering the medians on Williams Street, which also waters the road from 5 to 6:30 a.m. Anyone driving down Williams can see a flood on the road from all that watering. Yep, lets water the tar and cement while we are at it. If strong-arming folks in a bad situation is what we have turned to, then we need to close shop, dust off our hands and cover our faces in shame. Back when Detroit, Mich., was falling, the saying was: the last one out turn off the lights. Well, we are close to that now. Mary Hacker,DunnellonLetter writer to resident: Is debt is funny, too?Mr. Frank Strobl have you ever attended a Dunnellon City Council Meeting or listened to the tapes of the meetings? Do you consider the city being millions of dollars in debt, unable to make payment of a loan due Nov. 1, your high, and getting higher, water rates, wanting to allow what would be certain devastation to the Rainbow River, etc., funny? Strange, but at the meetings I have attended, it is not only the Rainbow Springs residents registering some of the complaints you mention, but residents of the city as well. Are you ready to possibly have your taxes raised to cover the existing debt or the city go under? Are you expressing your own opinion, or are you expressing the opinion of one of your neighbors who just happens to have been mayor when this huge debt was incurred? For your information, yes, I live in Rainbow Springs, but as the signs used to say I do shop and dine in the city. Joan K. Duggins,DunnellonThank you, Jazz Up DunnellonA big thank to the community of Dunnellon for coming out in support of Jazz Up Dunnellon 2013. The Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the Dunnellon City Council as well as the police and fire departments for their support A huge Thank you to the following business sponsors for 2013 Jazz Up Dunnellon: Riverland News, Calypso Concession, Cone Distribution, Crocks Pub, Curt Bond Signs, DArville & Company Inc., Dennis Evans, Mid-Florida Air & Heat, Dunnellon Chiropractic, GiGi HunterState Farm Insurance, Grumbles House & Antiques, Gunters Farm & Feed, Historic Village Shops of Dunnellon, Insurance Centre of Dunnellon, Sheffield Business Services, Ocala Marion County CEP, H. Michael Evans, PA, Avonelle Mackerell, PA, Rainbow River Club, Rainbows End Golf & Country Club, Two Rivers Inn, Stitch Niche, Sweet Bay Supermarket, Winn-Dixie, Papa Johns Pizza, Waste Management, Rita Cook, Jack Hooky, Washburn Consulting, Wiseman Auto Repair, Ford of Ocala, Volunteer Thrift Shop and Rainbow Springs State Park. We would also like to thank all the awesome volunteers and organizations for all the time and effort they volunteered to make this event a success. Organizations and businesses that ran a beer booth were: Riverland Realty/Coldwell Banker, Personal Mini Storage, American Legion Post No. 58 and Kangen Water. Volunteers: Ed Leja, Dr. Cheryl Stanley and staff, Kristine Knapik, Rita Cook, Jennifer Soffe, Paul Soffe III, Lori Howard, Sue Lavac, Lee Long, Annabelle Dobbs, Jane Keele, Mike Buchanan, Justin Yancey, Ernie and Valerie Cook, Dunnellon High ROTC, Kevin Gunter and Sandy Pearson. A special thank you to Jackie Stevio, the Jazz Up music chairwoman and facilitator. If we have missed anyone, please accept our apology and know that you were much appreciated. Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, Jazz Up Committee6 Riverland News, Thursday, November 14, 2013 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 HEARING AIDS G ENESIS Hearing Care, Inc. A New Beginning in Better Hearing WE WILL BEAT ALL PRICES (Bring Competitors Ad!) 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(441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000GHI7 SAVE THOUSANDS LETTERScontinued from page 4 J ERSEYcontinued from page 4


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-and-greet with Parker prior to the show. Light refreshments will be offered at the meet-and-greet reception beginning at 5:30. Photographs are encouraged during the meet-and-greet. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Concession stands will be available before and after the concert selling light refreshments, concert programs and Ivan Parker products. 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 Friday 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. 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 hosts bingo weeklySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church hosts bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Prizes up to $250. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40.Church 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. The public is welcome. For information, call 489-5954. Vicki Lynn Braun, 69Vicki Lynn Braun, 69, died peacefully near her Dunnellon, Fla., home Oct. 26, 2013. Born June 22, 1944, in Poughkeepsie, she was predeceased by her beloved husband of 36 years, Alton. She is survived by her brother, Gary (Carol) Browne of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; sons, David (Amy) Pelton of Kirkland, Wash.; Michael (Barbara) Pelton of Castro Valley, Calif.; Hal (Jo Ellen) Braun of Eustis; John (Brenda Lee) Braun of Milton; Jim Braun of Chesapeake, Va.; daughter, Barbara Salim of Miami; and the grandchildren she delighted in, Sarah Braun of Pensacola, Daniel (Amy) Braun of Pensacola, J.D. Braun of Minneapolis, Minn., Tirzah and Luke Pelton of Kirkland, Wash.; and two great-grandchildren, Emma Grace and Dean Alton Braun of Pensacola. Vicki Lynn was a member of First United Methodist Church. At her request, no memorial service was planned. Donations in her name can be made to Food4Kids (please make checks payable to First UMC and on the memo line write Food 4 Kids) or the Annie Johnson Service Center Inc located PO Box 1951 Dunnellon 34430. Funeral arrangements were under the care of the Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.Lionel G. Lenny Martin, 71Lionel G. Lenny Martin, 71, of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Legacy House in Ocala. Lionel Gary Martin was born in New York. Lenny was a resident of Florida, who owned and operated his businesses in various parts of the country. Later he established Lenny Martin Hay, a major feed store in Dunnellon, in the fall of 2001. He was a great man that served his country in the US Army. He loved his family, friends and will be greatly missed. Lenny is survived by his loving wife, Lillian Beatrice Martin; sons, Matt (Patricia) Martin, Mark (Carrie) Martin; daughters, Trish Martin (Robert Meshell), Mattie Martin, granddaughter, Selena May Martin; grandson, Chase Lionel Martin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Martin and Carmen Lisi. Arrangements are in the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services. Memorial contributions may be made to Ocala Ritz Veterans Village, 111 NE 12th Ave, Ocala, FL 34470. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com. Riverland News, Thursday, November 14, 2013 7 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 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 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 000GLCB Walk-Ins Welcome 854-6531 Appointments Available6160 SW Hwy. 200, OcalaSuite 99 in the Jasmine Plaza854-6531 by appointment pleaseThere really is a difference in salons . .Jaime Silva Master Stylist 18 Years Experience 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 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 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 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 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 000GGR7 20372 E Pennsylvania Ave., #6, Dunnellon Sat. 9-5 Sun. 11-4 Mon. Fri. 9-6 (352) 465-1515 Your One Stop Shop For All Your Pets Needs Dunnellons Only Pet Store Voted Best Grooming In Town Thundershirts All Natural Pet Foods & Supplies Bagged & Bulk Bird Seed Tropical & Pond Fish Mice, Rats & Other Little Critters 000GLEM SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS All Makes. Over 25 Years Experience Call For In Home Service Estimates (352) 208-9366 Clip & Save 000FUCH FREE FREE GAS! GAS! G I V E A W A Y WEEK 8 WINNER Grant Chance entered at Blue Run Bicycles GRAND PRIZE WINNER Tori Williams entered at Badcock & More Deven Medical Center We Specialize In Diabetes Care Most Advanced Diabetes Treatments Heart Disease Cancer Screenings Physicians Weight Loss Physical Exams Sick Visits U.T. Deven M.D. Elizabeth Pike, ARNP-C Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner NEW PATIENTS AND WALK-INS WELCOME Open: M-F 9:00-5:00 and Sat. 9:00-11:00 Board Certified Internal Medicine 000GERN INGLIS 352-447-2122 41 N. Inglis Ave., Inglis DUNNELLON 352-465-1919 11707 N. Williams St., Dunnellon Across from Bank of America High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Lab EKG Pap Smears 000GJKS Faxing Copies B&W & Color Notary UPS FedEx Embroidery 11150 N. Williams St. Suite 108, Dunnellon 465-7442 UPS Fedex SHREDDING on site Shred your past Protect your future! OBITUARIES Vicki Lynn Braun Food-4-Kids fundraiser Photo by Jerry MeynDunnellon Food-4-Kids President Linda Gosson, left, presents flowers to pianist June Adams at the conclusion of a fundraiser, A Walk Down Memory Lane, Oct. 25 at the United Methodist Church for the benefit of Dunnellon Food-4-Kids. Adams took the audience on a narrative and musical journey through American music through the 1950s. The generosity of the attendees raised $475 in a free will offering collection to help feed needy school kids. CHURCH BRIEFS FUMC plans Gospel concert


STAY HEALTHY! Citrus Springs 10489 N Florida Ave. 489-2486 000G1HC Proud to sponsor this weeks athlete of the week RIVERLANDSPORTS 8 Riverland News, Thursday, November 14, 2013 Thomas Reilly, boys swimmingReilly finished 12th in the 500-yard freestyle this past Saturday at the Class 2A State Swim and Diving Championships. He was the Tigers lone state qualifier. Alysha Johnson, girls soccerJohnson scored two goals against Williston, giving the Lady Tigers their first district victory of the season. Alysha also shows great leadership and encouragement on and off the soccer field, coach Rebecca Burton said. Alysha Johnson Thomas Reilly DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY SUNCOAST PRIMARY CARE SPECIALISTS The Dunnellon High School girls soccer team is off to a strong start under second-year coach Rebecca Burton, as the Lady Tigers have reeled off three wins in their first six games. Overall, Dunnellon is 3-2-1. The Lady Tigers earlyseason success, Burton said, can be attributed to returning players from last year including Paige Volker, Alysha Johnson, Libby Medrano, Kia Robinson, Xheri Brooks, Stasia Bishop, Stephanie Angelo and Angel Richardson. Newcomers such as freshmen Madison Gamble and Taylor Volker have earned starting roles and also played a key in Dunnellons young season. They work better as a team and moving together down a field and not just as an individual, Burton said. With every sport come pre-game rituals and these girls form a circle and pray before their games. After that, they break it down and try to loosen the tension. At every game, Angelo wears her lucky headband and many girls on the team wear their lucky numbers. The Lady Tigers played four of their six games this past week. Ive been playing with some of them for years and its sad to have to say bye, Johnson, a senior, said about her final season. Because most of the girls games fall on the same night as the boys contests, each team serves as the fan base. We love each other and there is a little competition but not too mean, Volker said. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsAlysha Johnson advances the ball downfield Nov. 6 against West Port. The game resulted in a tie, 3-3. DHS girls soccer off to torrid start DOROTHY FRAYSIER SAMANTHA BARLOW For the Riverland News Lady Tigers hoops building for promising future Darlings a year ago in coach Tony Maldonados first season at the helm of the Dunnellon High Schools girls basketball program, the Lady Tigers fell one victory shy of a state playoff berth. It all came one year after a winless campaign for Dunnellon. Of course it didnt hurt that the Lady Tigers were led by do-everything floor general Tanika Jackson. The senior standout scored almost 20 points per game for Dunnellon a year ago, but the Lady Tigers wont have her scoring punch or leadership on the floor. That definitely changes the dynamics of our team, Maldonado said about Jacksons absence. We have some younger players who are taking on that leadership role, but that does come from experience. You certainly cannot replace a player such as Tanikas caliber. Maldonado admits this will be a rebuilding year, of sorts, for the Lady Tigers despite last seasons success. However, that doesnt mean opponents should count his team out when they take the court. Were a young team, but well be a better team by the end of the season, he said, adding thats not a guarantee. Weve got some room JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDHS veterans, from left, Tommie Murphy, Lou Minotti, Robert Gilliam, Kevin Gunter, Antonio Maldonado and Linda Molloy were recognized Monday during a special meeting prior to the start of the school day. Today, the DMS Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA members will stay after school to assemble and pack shoe boxes filled with donated items for The Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child. We will gladly accept any donations up to 4:30 p.m. at Building No. 10 in the attendance/discipline office. If you would still like to donate to this heartfelt cause it is not too late. Items needed include: 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. To the Dunnellon community, we thank you for any items you may be able to donate. We would also like to thank our FCA sponsor, Mrs. Reddick, and the following members of the FCA for their efforts to share kindness with others: Rayanna Carlisle, Elizabeth Centeno, Aaron Cohen, Wyatt Cookson, Matalyn Gibbs, BailieKephart, Alexander Kozlov, Darby Langworthy, Faith McNelly, Zachary Neumann, Alexis Norcutt, Anna Polley, Rebecca Reasoner, Lindsay Reddick, Alexis Robinson, Deborah Rodriguez, Hayley, Simmons, Jeni Walker and Brittany Zarem. Benchmark testing will continue throughout November until Friday, Dec. 6. Parents, we request your help in ensuring that your student arrives to school on time, has eaten a well-balanced breakfast, and enjoyed a good nights rest during this testing period. Notice to our FFA members. The deadline to for all SEYF entries is 6 p.m. Friday. DMS FFA members will participate in the SEYF pig tagging from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Reminder to DMS parents of our sixthgrade students. On Friday, Nov. 8, Dunnellon Middle School sixthgrade students brought home their health results from the statemandated health screenings conducted in October. If you did not receive your copy of this health information for your child, call 465-6720. The DMS FFA along with the DHS FFA will sponsor the annual spaghetti dinner and cake sale at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. Tickets are $5 each. The ROAR parties on Nov. 6 were well attended and the students enjoyed DMS FCA members ready to prepare holiday packagesPRINCIPALS OFFICE DHS Principal Ken McAteer honored the faculty and staff members who were veterans Monday during a special faculty meeting. The six veterans on staff were given a small gift, and McAteer read aloud a letter to each one of them that was from a student. The letters were written as part of a schoolwide project Thursday, Nov. 7. After watching interviews Tigervision students did with the veterans, the students were allowed to choose an actual veteran they knew or just address their letter Dear Veteran or Dear Hero. Courtney from Mrs. Randalls fifth-period wrote this letter to Maj. Robert Gilliam, the senior Air Force Junior ROTC instructor:Dear Major Robert Gilliam: Thank you for your bravery in serving our country. I have so much RESPECT for you, like out of this world! You are very unselfish for putting your life on the line for your country, giving up seeing your family and friends, and missing those special holidays. I will forever remember you on Veterans Day. You are a very brave, courageous and awesome man. I would like to thank you for your service.The six veterans at DHS are Gilliam; Air Force Junior ROTC instructor Kevin Gunter; Dean Antonio Tony Maldonado; maintenance Tommie Murphy; drivers education instructor Lou Minotti; and information technology teacher Linda Molloy. JULIE MANCINI For the Riverland News DHS principal Ken McAteer reads a letter from a student to one of DHSs veterans. The letters were written as part of a schoolwide project Thursday, Nov. 7. See DMS page 11 Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal Tanirles Fernandez guards a Hernando player Nov. 7 during the Lady Tigers Two Rivers Preseason Classic. JULIE MANCINI/ For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See LADY page 14


Riverland News, Thursday, November 14, 2013 9 ABOVE: Students pass out their thank you letters to several veterans who were on hand for the ceremony. LEFT: Raina Valentine, left, and Grace Baldwin, kindergarten students, hold up a poster during the schools Veterans Day recognition ceremony. BELOW: Second-grade students hold onto a poster that stated, A veteran is someone who is fearless, as the youths throughout Romeo Elementary School gave their thanks to area veterans who were on hand for the ceremony. ABOVE: Neveah Hollis smiles as she waits with classmates to give a response to a question about what a veteran is during the schools Veterans Day celebration. BELOW: Kindergarten student Forrest Clifton looks at his grandfather, Dennis Kash, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Mondays festivities. Romeo Elementary School students, staff and faculty hosted its annual Veterans Day Recognition program Monday at the school. Students and teachers created signs to pay homage to veterans on hand for the ceremony. Students in the school also wrote thank you letters, which they handed out during the event. Several students also took part in reciting part of the U.S. Constitution. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News


10 Riverland News, Thursday, November 14, 2013 ABOVE: Rob Hill shows off his limbo skills during a limbo contest at Music on the Rails. Hill earned a gift certificate to a local business and the chance to perform with Rivera and her husband, Nelson. RIGHT: Barbara Roberts leads a congo line during the Caribbean-island themed event. BELOW: Jan Schwerzel has a bit of fun with her husband, Rick, as she shakes a pair of maracas. ABOVE: Nelson Rivera played a a variety of instruments during Friday nights event at the Historic Dunnellon Depot. BELOW: Bickley Rivera jokes with a member of the audience during her show at Music on the Rails, which was sponsored by the Greater Dunnellon Historic Society. Recording artist Bickley Rivera, left, and her husband, Nelson, perform Friday during the inaugural Music on the Rails concert at the Historic Train Depot. The event was sponsored by the Greater Dunnellon Historic Society. The first of several events planned by the organization was sold out. Rivera and her husband performed a selection of reggae music, calypso and soca, which is the sound of calypso combined with American soul music. She also is a steel-pan artist and has used the instrument to develop her unique Nujazz and Chillout genre. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News


themselves. We would like to extend, once again, a big thank you to the Dunnellon Sonic for coming out and making our ROAR parties all the more fun. Each grade level enjoyed an hour of music, Sonic slushies and fun as they spent their DMS dollars. Students earn DMS ROAR dollars for displaying good character traits that will serve them a lifetime, not just here at Dunnellon Middle School. ROAR represents: Respect, Ownership, Active learner, Responsibility. Ask your student if they have earned a DMS dollar today. TutoringFree tutoring is available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no tutoring on early release days and non-school days. Tutoring takes place in the DMS Media Center with highly qualified instructors. Parent permission forms are available at the front desk if you would like your student to attend tutoring. Please fill out a parent permission form and return it to the front desk. Transportation must be arranged prior to students staying for after school tutoring. If you would like your child to attend, call 465-6720 to request a tutoring parent permission form.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. DMS Tigers ROARand every day they prove it. the floor with a mattress on my head. I am glad no one was watching when I tried to lift the mattress back on to the box spring. Carol Burnett would have enjoyed that comedy routine. I finally pushed the bed up against the wall with my foot and tossed the mattress in the air. It landed where it needed to be it was pure luck and not skill. In the interest of public safety, I ask that someone buy my house so I can get a decent nights sleep. 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To mark the occasion, the History Channel provided the 30 TV students with rubber wristbands stamped Thank a Veteran. Schedule of EventsToday 3:40 to 5 p.m. Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in Building No. 10, Room No. 23. 7:30 a.m. FFA Parliamentary meeting in the Ag room. 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. DMS Chorus Practice in the Band Room. Friday 6 p.m. Deadline for SEYF entries. Saturday 8 a.m. to noon SEYF pig tagging. Monday, Nov. 18 3:40 to 4:30 p.m. Tiger Fit Club. Tuesday, Nov. 19 7:30 a.m. FFA Parliamentary meeting in the Ag room. 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. DMS Chorus Practice in the Band Room. 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. Academic Brain Bowl practice, with Mr. Williams. Thursday, Nov. 21 7:30 a.m. FFA Parliamentary meeting in the Ag room. 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. DMS Chorus Practice in the Band Room. 6 p.m. FFA spaghetti dinner/ cake auction at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. Tickets are $5 each. DMS continued from page 8


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CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 477-1205 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS The City of Dunnellon, Florida (the City) hereby provides notice, pursuant to section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the incorporated area of the City, for the cost of providing fire services commencing for the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2014 and continuing until discontinued by the City. The City will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:30 p.m. on December 9, 2013 at the Council Chambers, City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on file at the City Clerks office located at City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the City with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk at (352) 465-8500, at least three (3) calendar days prior to the date of the hearing. DATED this 6th day of November, 2013. By Order of: Dunnellon City Council /s/ Dawn M. Bowne, City of Dunnellon, Florida November 14, 21, 28 & December 5, 2013. 480-1121 RIV vs. Hunter, James Wayne 42-2009-CA-004245 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 42-2009-CA-004245 US BANK NA Plaintiff, v. JAMES WAYNE HUNTER; RHONA G. HUNTER; JOHN DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; REGIONS BANK F/K/A AMSOUTH BANK Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on October 2, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Marion County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Sumter County, Florida, described as: LOT 1, BLOCK B, FORE ACRES NORTH, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK S, PAGE 12, PUBLIC RECORDS OF MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 5511 NE 20TH AVE, OCALA, FL 34479 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, online at www.marion.realforeclose.com, on December 02, 2013, beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at St. Petersburg, Florida, this 8th day of November, 2013. Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. Designated Email Address: efiling@dczahm.com 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Telephone No. (727) 536-4911 Attorney for Plaintiff By: /s/ David L. Reider, Esquire FBN #95719 In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the A.D.A. Coordinator no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 1-800-955-0771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. November 14 & 21, 2013. 665111079 481-1121 RIV vs. Golley, George unknown heirs 42-2011-CA-001874 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 42-2011-CA-001874 SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC. F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF GEORGE GOLLEY, DECEASED; ANTHONY C. HOBART A/K/A ANTHONY HOBART; SUSAN TAYLOR GOLLEY; MICHAEL GEORGE GOLLEY; WINONA C. HOBART A/K/A WINONA HOBART; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; WALLACE GEORGE LEHMANN, JR. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on October 2, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Marion County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Sumter County, Florida, described as: TRACT 7, UNIT 46, SILVER SPRINGS SHORES, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 16 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 34, N.89 DEGREES 52W. 1311.17 FEET; THENCE S.00 DEGREES 10E. 504.99 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S.00 DEGREES 10E. 187.21 FEET; THENCE S.76 DEGREES 53W. 1209.11 FEET; THENCE N.54 DEGREES 39W. 125.00 FEET; THENCE N.35 DEGREES 20E. 634.56 FEET; THENCE S.81 DEGREES 58E. 920.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING a/k/a 13807 s.e. 100TH AVENUE, BELLEVIEW, FL 34420 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, online at www.marion.realforeclose.com, on December 02, 2013, beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at St. Petersburg, Florida, this 8th day of November, 2013. Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. Designated Email Address: efiling@dczahm.com 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Telephone No. (727) 536-4911 Attorney for Plaintiff By: /s/ David L. Reider, Esquire FBN #95719 In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the A.D.A. Coordinator no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 1-800-955-0771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. November 14 & 21, 2013. 555110023 478-1121 RIV Dydynski, Dorothy A. 2013 CP 1746 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2013 CP 1746 IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY A. DYDYNSKI, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DOROTHY A. DYDYNSKI, deceased, whose date of death was July 25, 2013, File Number 2013-CP-1746, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of the first publication of this Notice is November 14, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ DARLENE BAYUSE 500 Beaver Road, Apt. 307, Ambridge, Pennsylvania 15003 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ Robert J. Reynolds Florida Bar No. 0021415 Primary E-Mail: brettandreynoldspa@gmail.com 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 Phone: 352-854-4011 November 14 & 21, 2013. 473-1114 RIV 11/29 & 12/2 sales PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: D & D TOWING OF OCALA gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 9:00 AM at 4125 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34479-2427, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statues. D & D TOWING OF OCALA reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. Sale date: 29 Nov 2013 1999 FORD VIN # 1FTZX1728XNB03180 Sale date: 02 DEC 2013 2004 CHEV VIN # 1GCCS148048153028 Nov. 14, 2013 474-1114 RIV 11/26 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Moms Towing gives notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 11/26/2013 at 1:00 PM at 1675 SE 180th Avenue, Silver Springs, FL 34488 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Moms Towing, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1D7HA18NX3J584000 2003 DODG RAM 1500 QUAD ST/SLT Nov. 14, 2013. 479-1114 RIV 11/29 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 11/29/2013 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 4A3AC84H43E065786 2003 MITSUBISHI Nov. 14, 2013. 476-1114 RIV 11/20 MarketingComm PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating the Marketing Committee meeting on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. Nov. 14, 2013. Todays New Ads Dunnellon**Inside Dog Days Grooming Salon** Nov 15 &16 8a to 4p 3/4 mi. W. on Dunnellon Rd(cr488) FREE WOOD (352) 795-4394 3 yr old Lavender Sharpei, lost in Hills of Ocala Area pls call Steven or Joanna(352) 207-4108 NURSES & CNAsW ant to buy Gifts? Y ou need some Shifts! 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Call AIM 866-314-3769 DUDLEYS AUCTION 3 AUCTIONS Thursday 11/14/13 Estate & Adventure AuctionAuction #1: 3pm Auction #2: 6pm Estate items -Furniture, appliances, household, tools, CHRISTMAS galore. 700+lots ********************** Satur day 11/16/13 Lladro & Swarovski Auction10am Lladro event figurines Collector Society pieces, Swarovski pcs. 150+ lots of fine figures ********************** Sunday 11/17 /13 Estate Firearms Auction1 pm contemporary & vintage pistols, shotguns & long rifles. Winchester, Colt mdl1911, Stevens, Randall Knife, Marlin, Browning, Live & On line. ********************** Call or Web for info Dudleysauction. com 352-637-9588 4000 S Florida (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10%bp cash/ck DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-745-2645 Brand New Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in original Plastic. 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to improve and we do have some talented athletes. It certainly didnt hurt that Maldonado had more time to prepare for this season. A year ago, he was hired two weeks before the season. That meant most of the team hadnt been practicing or playing together throughout the offseason. That wasnt the case this past summer when most of the team participated in the Wildwood Summer League or attended the Stetson Basketball Camp. Among the players Maldonado is counting on to raise their level of play are Tyra Thomas, Sierra Oliver and Tani Fernandez. Theyre stepping up now and trying to lead by example, Maldonado said of the three returning starters from last years team. Maldonado said a slow start to this season wont be cause for panic. A year ago, the Lady Tigers started off slow, not picking up their first win until about midway through their schedule before going on a late-December/January run that put them above the .500 mark. Our goal is to be ready Jan. 28, the second half of the season when the district tournament begins, Maldonado said. Thats when records dont mean much. You can be a team that didnt win any games, to a team competing in the state playoffs. And thats what the second-year coach is trying to impress upon his young team. Dont worry about the early-season as much as the late season. Were a young group whos learning to play basketball together, he said. And for me, I know the players better now so I know how to better prepare them. But they also know when they win, theyre getting all of the credit. When we lose, Im taking the blame, because I didnt prepare them the way I should have. That falls on me as the coach. Anger, causing a disturbance to the point three citizens exited their residences. Anger advised both Starkey and Townsend they couldnt operate a bicycle intoxicated. According to the report, due to both of their irate and aggressive behavior, Anger asked for assistance from Officer Adam Robinson. After advising Starkey multiple times to calm down and quit acting belligerent, he refused at which time Anger placed him in handcuffs and charged him with disorderly intoxication. Townsend on multiple occasions refused to provide identification or his name. The report stated, as Anger began to search Starkey, Robinson searched his backpack and found drug paraphernalia consisting of two spoons both of which consisted of burn marks as well as a capped needle. Starkey has a drug history as well as recent track marks on his arm. Starkey also had a lighter in the pouch as well as a container that had a white powdery residue, which tested negative for traces of cocaine. Post Miranda, the report stated, Starkey told authorities he used the needle to inject his dog, but would not advise the use for the spoons or the lighter. While en route to the Marion County Jail, Starkey began calling Anger a faggot (expletive) mother (expletive) and advised he would beat my ( expletive) if I took his handcuffs off, the report stated. After making his statement, Starkey spit on Angers head through the cage. According to the report, Anger pulled over and requested Robinson respond to his location. Starkey began to kick the patrol vehicle window and continually advised Anger he was an (expletive). Once Robinson arrived on scene, both he and Anger removed Starkey from the patrol vehicle, placed him on the ground and applied a hobble leg restraint and placed his shirt over his head to prevent Starkey from spitting on law enforcement officers. The report stated, once en route to the Marion County Jail, Robinson notified Anger the bicycle Starkey had been riding had been reported stolen, referencing a Citrus County Sheriffs Office case number. Starkey refused to speak with authorities regarding the stolen bicycle that was in his possession. Once at the jail, both Starkey and Townsend continued to act belligerently toward corrections officers. Both Starkey and Townsend were booked into the Marion County Jail. Starkeys bond was set at $7,650. Townsends bond was set at $650. Both remained in jail at press time. Cancer Awareness Month, Theoblad said, in which the public is encouraged to wear purple much like folks are asked to wear pink during October and the national Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Awareness is key, Theobald said. Currently, she explained there are no tests available for early detection of pancreatic cancer and the survival rate for the disease is 6 percent for five years. Survival rates for colon, breast and prostate cancers are better than 65 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. However, there are early detection screenings for each one, which Theobald said is wonderful such tests are available. Funding for pancreatic cancer is critical, too, Theobald said. Its also one of most underfunded studies, she said, explaining one of the reasons is because of the lack of survivors to advocate the need for funding. Thats because a majority of the patients die within a year. Its a very short window to advocate for funding and awareness; so it falls on family and friends. This year alone, about 45,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but only about 5,000 will live past the first year, Theobald said, whereas the other cancers will have slightly fewer than 3 million survivors to advocate for research. (Pancreatic cancer) is a tough one, a lethal one. There are a lot of things people can do if they are aware, because its important. When I realized no one knows about Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month, she said, I realized I needed to do something to raise awareness, to encourage people to wear a purple ribbon, wear purple, to participate, even if its running or walking in a Purple Stride event. I would like to see folks contribute, to raise awareness just anything you can do to raise awareness. No cancer is fun. This one desperately needs (funding) to catch up, have some early detection methods. Not knowing what the next day would bring, priorities have certainly changed for Theobald as well as her husband, Bernie. The couple has been married for 26 years, and together has seven children. All told, Theobald said, there family of 22, which includes spouses and grandchildren, have become the focus since the diagnosis last spring Certainly, my husband has been a trooper, she said. Hes been wonderful and supportive throughout this whole experience. But so has her entire family, she added. Our family is very close, Theobald explained. I am very blessed with the tremendous amount of support from my husband, our children, my sisters and my grandchildren. I dont know what anyone would do if they didnt have the family support. I wake up every day and thank God for all of the blessings in my life. Because its easy for me to see the tremendous amount of blessings I do have. I wish everybody could appreciate every day, before you get to the point where you know it could be your last day. I truly appreciate every day and every moment I have; I wish everyone could live that way. I dont know what tomorrow is going to bring. I wish everybody who was healthy could live that way. Its a difficult thing to do, until youre forced into it. Theobald admits to viewing life through a different perspective. I look at things differently such as the environment and I stop to smell the roses, she said. I dont want to jump out of an airplane. I dont have a bucket list of things I need to do before I die. All of the things I used to worry about, I dont worry about them anymore. I use time to spend with family and friends.I dont find it difficult to look on the bright side and not dwell on the unpleasant. Theobald said the simplest advice she could give to others is easy. I would say enjoy the little things in life, your family and friends, she said. Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you, focus on those things. Because you dont know whats going to happen. They could find they have the same prognosis as me, or something different. It could happen to anyone. Theobald makes it clear, she doesnt want pity, what she wants is to enjoy her time with her family and for folks to step up and help raise awareness for what others in the future may endure so that they have a fighting chance of overcoming the long odds. She asks that everyone take time this month to wear a purple ribbon or a purple shirt, just to recognize it is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. That, she said, could be the start for what is needed in research. The problem is early detection, and that is what is saving lives with breast, colon and other cancers, she said. They have millions of survivors, but they havent been able to develop a screening tool for pancreatic cancer. The symptoms are very vague and by the time they catch it, 80 percent of the folks are in the late stage. Its essential we develop a screening tool, raise awareness so funding increases. 14 Riverland News, Thursday, November 14, 2013 China House China House China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000GESA 11352 N. Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 China Wok Buffet China Wok Buffet China Wok Buffet Lunch $6.95 Dinner $9.15 000GGR5 11371 N. Williams St. Suite 1 Dunnellon (352) 465-1188 11371 N. 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Entries for this years parade, which theme is A Small Town Christmas, are being sought. Entry fees are $25 per group or float. Business sponsorships are also needed. The parade route has yet to be determined. For information, email info@dunnellon christmasparade.com, visit www.dunnellon christmasparade.com or on Facebook at Dunnellon Christmas Parade.Friends of the Library to host book saleThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host a book sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18-26. All material will be 50 percent off, including speciallypriced items. All proceeds benefit the Dunnellon Public Library, which is at 20351 Robinson Road. For information, call 438-2520. COMMUNITY BRIEFS REPORTcontinued from page 1 AT A GLANCE COACH: Tony Maldonado second year. LAST YEAR: 13-11, 8-2 in distr ict. KEY RETURNERS: Tyra Thomas Sierra Oliver and Tani Fernandez. KEY NEWCOMERS: K ayla Dawson and Kayla McMann. KEY LOSSES: Tanika J ackson TEAM STRENGTHS: Our team works hard to get better every day, Maldonado said. We are young and looking to improve on the accomplishments from last year. TEAM WEAKNESSES: We are young and need to get to know each other,. However, once that happens we should be in good shape. LADYcontinued from page 8