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Thursday, June 12, 2014 Vol 32 No. 31 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Host families needed for exchange students The EF Educational Homestay program, a nonprofit organization, is need of host families for 12 Chinese students, ages 8 to 13, from July 17 to Aug. 2. During their time here, the exchange students will attend classes at Dunnellon Christian Academy. Host families will need to provide a bed, meals and transportation. They will drop them off at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday for school and field trips, then pick them up at 5:30 p.m. EF staff registers you and tries to get you in contact with your student before they arrive here. High school students can earn up to 45 hours community service hours. In addition, there will be a host family meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Dunnellon Public Library. For information or to register as a host family, contact Pam Lange at 352-274-3042 or email pkelber@yahoo.com.Flag Day ceremony slated SaturdayThere will be a Flag Day ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ernie Mills Park. The public is welcome. Attendees should bring a chair or blanket to sit on. The guest speaker will be Commander John Taylor from American Legion Post No. 58. For information, call Wayne Howard at 634-5254.AARP Driver Safety Classes slatedAn AARP Driver Safety Program for those 50 and older which, with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $20 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $15. Bring your AARP card with you. This course will be at 1 p.m. July 10 and 11 at the Dunnellon Sheriffs Office substation on U.S. 41. For information or to register, call 465-6359. Vice mayor calls for revision of ordinances Vice Mayor Dennis Evans told his colleagues its pivotal the City Council complete the arduous task of revising a pair of ordinances before the November General Election. The third-term councilman stressed the important of improving the river protection corridor and tree ordinances, two oftcriticized pieces of legislation approved in 2008. Evans said its well known both ordinances triggered a Bert Harris lawsuit from the Gerry Dodd led Conservation Land Group LLC, which had sought to develop a 250-acre property abutting the east shoreline of the Rainbow River. This thing is a terrible ordinance, Evans said. We need to have some semblance of legitimacy. The city struck a deal with Dodd, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunities (DEO) in 2012. That agreement is still pending approval by Judge Steven Dennis Evans Evans wants project done before General Election See EVANS page A9 JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsTogether, Carol Mack-Harrell, Marcia Hoekstra and Debra Love, they have spent more than 110 years in classrooms or in the role of an administrator. All three retired at the end of the year. Teaching trio calls it a career When the final bell rang June 4 across the Dunnellon High campus, it marked more than end of another school year, impending graduation ceremonies and a welcome break for students and staff. It marked the end of long, storied careers of three veteran teachers, whose retirement ceremony early in the week brought out a whos who of former teachers, administrators and district officials, including current superintendent George Tomyn and his predecessor Jim Yancey. But the moment clearly belonged to Marcia Hoekstra, Debra Love and Carol Mack-Harrell. Together, they have spent more than 110 years in classrooms or in the role of an administrator. Marcia HoekstraHoekstra was the shortest-tenured teacher in the Marion County Public School District, having began her career in 1987 at Dunnellon Middle School before transferring to Dunnellon High in 1998, where shes been ever since. Prior to joining the Marion County Public School District, Hoekstra taught for 14 years throughout several areas of Missouri. Dunnellon is a great place to live and raise a family, she said, noting her own children graduated from Dunnellon High. Living in the comFDOT leg work underway for project Widening project to begin in 2018More than two years ago, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) unveiled plans to widen an almost 4-mile stretch of U.S. 41 (State Road 45) from Walmart to Riverland Baptist Church, north of State Road 40. The $50 million-plus road improvement wasnt expected to begin in earnest until 2018 because the necessary process to acquire muchneeded right of way access throughout the stretch the 3.59-mile portion of the widening project. Initially, the acquisition of right-of-way property wasnt slated to begin until 2016. However, money was budgeted allowing FDOT to the chance to begin acquiring land for the widening of the highway. Now, the task of acquiring right of way has begun in earnest and is expected to be completed by 2015. All told, the cost to acquire land is approximately $33.7 million. Once the right of way acquisition phase is complete, FDOT will be able to proceed with final design, permitting and bidding the project out of the $20.6 million construction phase, which is tentatively slated to begin in August 2018. Several locations targeted for right of way acquisition include a portion of Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club and St. John the Baptist Church as well as the location of the current BP Gas Station at U.S. 41 and State Road 40. The state is in the process of negotiating a buyout of the current owner of the building and assisting with relocation fees of two of the other occupants of the plaza. The demolition of the building will pave the way for one of seven drainage basins Bigger doesnt always mean better, and that is certainly appropriate for the Dunnellon High School Class of 2014. One of the smaller graduating classes in the past four years, the 226 newly minted graduates left their indelible mark in the classrooms and athletic venues during their time at Dunnellon High. You have set the bar high for all classes to come, Principal Ken McAteer told graduates in his opening remarks. You have the opportunity to take everything youve learned here to lead yourself to new levels. And just as he did for the Class of 2013, McAteer offered graduates sage advice from popular 1980s musician John Cougar Mellencamp and 1990s R&B artist Lauryn Hills 1990s hit Doo Wop (That Thing). McAteer pointed out Mellencamps 1985 tune, Minutes to Memories. In the JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsCourtney Morrison raises his arms in triumph last Thursday as he celebrates graduating from Dunnellon High School during the Class of 2014s commencement ceremony. More than 200 students were part of this years graduating class. Dunnellon High recognizes Class of 2014 grads See FDOT page A13 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News 3 combined for 100-plus years in education JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See CAREER page A11 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsCourtney Heinritz shields her eyes from the sun during the ceremony. See ROARING page A2 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News


A2 Riverland News, Thursday, June 12, 2014 song, the venerable rocker croons: You are young and you are the future, so suck it up and tough it out, and be the best you can. McAteer urged graduates to do everything to the best of your abilities. Always try to excel at what youre doing. This is an awesome class both individually and collectively, McAteer closed. Salutatorian Randy Oram told the crowd he had thought of 100 different approaches he could open his speech to make a lasting impression. He shared his scariest moment in kindergarten 13 years ago. I look back now, and its the silliest thing, he said. But I remember my teacher giving us a list of the most important rules to follow and one was to color inside the lines. I was so nervous. Its amusing now. I learned not to fear failure, because I still cannot color inside the lines. Classmates roared with approval as one of Osrams fellow graduates shouted: You nailed it baby, you nailed it. Valedictorian Chloe Cook told her classmates and the crowd, she was absolutely clueless about how she could give a speech that would leave an impression upon her classmates for years to come. Though she had the highest grade point average, she believed it didnt necessarily mean much. Grades dont equal life experience, said the University of Florida-bound graduate. Cook told her classmates hard work and determination will serve them well in the future, not procrastination. She explained she hoped to avoid the typical clichs of valedictorian speeches. Dont let these four years be the best of your life, she stressed. ROARING continued from page A1 Mackie Baby made a difference Carol Mack Harrell was my teacher during my senior year in 1985-1986 at Dunnellon High School. She taught Diversified Cooperative Training (DCT). This was the class where the students could leave school an hour or two early in the afternoon and earn credit for working at a job outside of school. Since I only needed a few credits to graduate, I decided this was the class for me. And this was especially because I was lazy and did not care much for school. I just wanted to do the least amount possible to get by. You see, I came to Dunnellon in 11th grade, kicking and screaming. I had bad grades when I arrived, and my academic path had been filled with detours and potholes. I was not thrilled to be stuck in Dunnellon, but I quickly discovered that the students here were all very involved with things. Football players were also in the band or drama, chorus or all three. I dont know how they did it all, but the students found time to participate in a lot of activities. What ended up happening was that I, too, got very involved in school during my senior year and almost regretted leaving when it came time to graduate. This was almost entirely due to the special relationship I developed with Mack-Harrell. I dont know how she did it, but she took a rebellious teenager bent on self-destruction (me) and inspired me to perform in the classroom and the community in a way that I had made a conscious choice not to for many years. Prior to entering her class, my main goal in life was to irritate my parents. (Isnt that the No. 1 goal of most teenagers?) But something about Mack-Harrell and her way of dealing with me just worked. Im sure it drove her crazy when we all started calling her Mackie Baby and Prego (because she was pregnant at the time). But she gave it right back to us by giving us nicknames. Mine was Mancini Girl. Im pretty sure as we worked together in Room 402, the same room that is now my classroom; we accomplished some things that the previous DCT groups had never accomplished before. We had a float in the Homecoming Parade, and I think we even earned an award for it. We had what I think was the schools first Thanksgiving canned-food drive. And we did very well in district and state competition. Boy, I could tell you some fun stories We were not the best group of students either. We gave her a hard time quite often, and she did not let it get to her. In the end, long after I graduated, Mack-Harrell was the person I could seek out to talk about anything: family issues, boyfriend problems, college challenges, you name it. I think she was the first person I told I wanted to be a teacher, and when I came to teach here she has always been part of my support system. Both of her children were students of mine. Mack-Harrell is kind and generous, humble and patient. I learned much more from her than how to balance a checkbook and do my taxes. I can say with certainty that I am a better person by following her example. And now, for the past almost 30 years, she also has been such a wonderful friend. I know not every teacher reaches every student, but it is my hope that every student has the opportunity to have one teacher who really makes a difference, who they can trust, and who provides them with just the right amount of challenge and support. Mack-Harrell was that teacher for me. My life was not always easy, and that was almost always my very own fault, but she would gently correct me (Now, Mancini Girl, you know better), and she never gave up on me. Thank you, Carol MackHarrell, for being there for me always. I wish you the very best in your retirement. Life through the lens Julie Mancini 000IHN0 Dudleys Auction ab1667 au2246 www.dudleysauction.com REAL ESTATE & CONTENTS AUCTIONS Personal Property sold Dudleys Auction Ab1667. Real Estate sold by Main-Ly real Estate #381384. (All dimensions are approx. mol + -) 10% Buyers Premium. Announcements from the block take precedent DUDLEYS AUCTION Absentee and phone bids always accepted. 352-637-9588. Up-to-date photos on web. MAINE-LY REAL ESTATE 4000 S. Florida Ave., Inverness, FL (1/2 mile S. of the Fairgrounds) FRIDAY, JUNE 20-FOUR REAL ESTATE AUCTIONS C OMMERCIAL P ROPERTY W ITH A CREAGE P review: 9:00 AM Auction: 10:00 AM FLORAL CITY Investor orders sold!!!! 7825 E. Stagecoach Trail, Floral City 34436 4/2 historic home on 3.5+/acres. Highly visible corner US 41 & Stage Coach Trail! Possible owner financing. WATERFRONT HOME Preview 11:00 AM Auction 12:00 P M HOME SOLD ABSOLUTE 215 S Buckley Pt, Inverness FL 34450 2/2 waterfront mobile behind Inverness Golf & Country Club. Dock & large trees, remodeled and has had continuous upgrades. Wonderful weekend, win ter or water lover home. INVERNESS LOT Preview: 12:00 PM Auction: 1:00 PM Sold regardless of price!! 66 & 68 N. Sheltering Oaks Dr., Inverness 34450 BUILDING SITE Preview: 1:30 PM Auction: 2:30 PM Sold regardless of price!!!! CITRUS SPRINGS 6075 N. Darlington Dr., Citrus Springs, FL 34434 SATURDAY, JUNE 21 TWO AUCTIONS WITH REAL ESTATE & CONTENTS ON SITE REAL ESTATE AND CONTENTS Preview 8:00 AM Auction: 9:00 AM Real Estate: 10:00 AM 3096 W. Ken Ct. Dunnellon, FL PREVIEW: REAL ESTATE: 3/2 1889 sq ft home 2.2 acres w/30 X 41 metal barn with 12 doors, 2 utility buildings, car port, home remodeled with metal roof, new A/C, carpet and tile floors (1) 1.1 acre treed lot.PLUS THREE ADDITIONAL 1.1 acres LOTS TO BE SOLD 1 of 3 lots sold regardless of price to the highest bidder!! CONTENTS: 1998 Newman Dutchstar, 45K miles with slide out, 2005 High Country 5th wheel travel trailer, Big Horn Classic electronic safe, 100+ new custom wheels (Rims) 40 steel shipping/storage container, scaffolding, ATV tires. Also: LR, BR & DR Furniture. ON SITE ESTATE CONTENTS AUCTION Preview: 1:00 PM Auction: 2:00 PM 11305 N. Riverbend Rd Dunnellon, FL 2nd house of the marriage. His & her housefuls. Beautiful, clean and many pieces in like new condition. Carousel horse, glass top tables, several patio sets, two lar ge slot machines, TV flat screen, Rubbermaid storage cabinets. Tools from barns around tool boxes, garden &, exercise equipment, furniture, scooter, poker table, Grandfather clock. MKD-2982B-A-AD MKD-2982B-A-AD Member SIPC Member SIPC Youre Invited www.edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com No Matter What Your Age, Chances Are You Want a Better Future. Our Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education is an easy way to learn how to save, invest and work toward your financial goals. Whether you are just starting out or want to learn something new, the workshop will give you realworld strategies that are easy to follow. When: Four-Week Workshop Series Four-Week Workshop Series 6.00 p.m. Tuesday, June 17 & 24, 6.00 p.m. Tuesday, June 17 & 24, July 1 & 8 July 1 & 8 Where: Dunnellon Public Library Dunnellon Public Library 20351 Robinson Rd. 20351 Robinson Rd. Dunnellon, FL 34431 Dunnellon, FL 34431 Call today to reserve your seat for this event. Justin Yancey Justin Yancey Financial Advisor 8960 SW Hwy. 200 Suite 3, Ocala, FL 34481 352-237-2430 000IE5O Parents Apply Now for New Pre-K SitesApplications of interest are now being accepted for the new Pre-K/VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) program operated by the Title I office of Marion County Public Schools for Dunnellon, Harbour-View, Maplewood and Ocala Springs Elementary Schools. This full-day program takes place during the normal 2014-15 school year and is not related to summertime VPK programs. To be eligible, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 and live within the attendance zone of their participating school. Applications are available at participating schools, the Title One office at 306 NW 7th Ave. in Ocala, and the Federal Grants and Programs home page. This program is widely popular but has limited seating. Admission is based on a random selection of applications submitted or postmarked by the 5 p.m. March 31 deadline. Parents or guardians of students accepted into the regular school-year program will be notified via telephone call starting April 3. Those not selected will be placed on a waiting list in random order and notified in a letter from the Title One office. Title One Pre-K / VPK applications may be returned four ways: In person at the Title One office at 306 NW 7th Ave. in Ocala; mailed to the Title One office at 306 NW 7th Ave, Ocala, FL, 34475; faxed to the Title One office at 352.620.7604; or completed online. For information, call 352-671-4171 or visit the Title One departments online page. Special to the Riverland NewsThe Womans Club of Dunnellon recently made donations to the Dunnellon Boys & Girls Club, the Faith Hope Pregnancy Center, the Kimberly Childhood Development Center, the Domestic Abuse Center, Food-4 Kids and The Homeless Children and Youth Center. These donations were made possible through the many fundraisers the club hosted throughout the year. Womans Club donates to nonprofits Teisha Jackson, left, director of the Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon Branch, accepts a donation from Joanne Schemery, president of the Womans Club. Kevin DeWitt, left, from the Faith Hope Pregnancy Center, accepts a donation from Joanne Schemery, president of the Womans Club. Heidi Hensley, left, of The Kimberly Childhood Development Center, accepts a donation from Joanne Schemery, president of the Womans Club. Suzanne McGuire, left, of the Homeless Children and Youth Program, accepts a donation from Joanne Schemery, president of the Womans Club.


DHS boys soccer to host campThe Dunnellon High School boys soccer team will host its inaugural junior soccer camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 16 to 19 at Dunnellon High School. The camp is open to youths who will enter third through eighth grade in the 2014-15 school year. Campers will learn skills such as dribbling, juggling, shooting, trapping and ball control. Registration fee is $60. All checks must be made payable to Dunnellon High School and be mailed to Dunnellon High School, Attn: coach Hans Vreibel, 10055 SW 180th Ave. Road, Dunnellon, FL 34432, Campers will also compete in a variety of skills and team games with prizes for the winners. Breakfast provided from 8 to 8:30 and free lunch for all students. For information, contact coach Hans Vreibel at 465-6750, ext. 58302, schoo; 352-789-4944, cell; or email Hans.Vreibel@marion.k1 2.fl.usDisc golf seminars slatedMarion County Parks and Recreation offers an introduction to disc golf, a sport that combines elements of Frisbee and traditional golf and that emphasizes hand-eye coordination and low-impact fitness. This free program will be offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. the second and fourth Saturdays monthly at Brick City Adventure Park at 1211 SE 22nd Road, Ocala. The program is open to residents 6 years of age and older; participants will receive an introduction to the sport and light technical instruction that includes how to putt, drive for distance and place the disc near the basket. For information, contact Marion County Parks and Recreation at 352671-8560 or email parks@marioncountyfl.o rg. Golf course hosting multiple eventsRainbows End Golf Courses Tuesday Twilight League has begun. The points game starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Entry fee is $20 and includes fees, cart, closest to pin prize, year ending championship and threeplace payout prizes. The event is open to all players. Show up by 5:15 p.m. and the pro shop will establish your points quota. Also, a side skins game is available. The event is limited to the first 40 players. For information or to sign up, call 489-4566.Dunnellon resident to speak at eventCitrus County Councils Environment and Natural Resources Committee will host Tipping Points, a series of presentations pertaining to the environment and water supply. Dunnellon resident Jon Brainard, education chairman for the Suwanee-St. Johns Sierra Club, will share a PowerPoint presentation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. The presentation will focus on seven important issues, from the value of trees to climate change and springs/water issues. For information, visit www.CitrusCountyCouncil.org.American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion WallRives Post No. 58 will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, with dinner proceeding at 6. The Womens Auxiliary will meet at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 2. Cub Pack No. 469 meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays. Bingo is at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The indoor/outdoor flea market will be at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21. The pancake breakfast will resume in September.Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St, Dunnellon is a dropoff 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 backpacks full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area. Toy pick-up is available. For information, call 465-3666.Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a charitable organization formed to assist local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to families who qualify under federal guidelines. Free toiletries, such as dish and laundry detergent as well as shampoo, lotion, deodorant and toothpaste, and clothing will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. For information, call Geri Davis 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660.Watch-clock collectors meet monthlyThe Chapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) meet at 8 a.m. the fourth Sunday monthly except December at VFW Post 4781 at 9401 S.E. 110 St., Ocala. The facility is off State Road 200, behind Sims Furniture and next to MRMC Medical Park at Timber Ridge approximately 8/10 of a mile east of County Road 484. The presentation topics are about repair and maintenance of Clocks and Watches and related subjects. The public is welcome to attend. There is a $2 fee, which covers refreshments and expenses. For information, call Roger B. Krieger at 352527-0669 or Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924.Agency needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021.Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 Hot dogs are available for lunch on those days. Plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 465-4864.Riverland News, Thursday, June 12, 2014 A3 Expires 8/31/13 Expires 8/31/13 Expires 8/31/13 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 100% Guaranteed Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Services Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Services 24 Hour Emergency Water Removal!!! Carpet Dries Fast, 1-2 Hours Tile & Grout Carpet Stretching Upholstery Water Extraction Air Duct Cleaning 35% OFF TILE CLEANING Expires 6/30/14 Minimum charge applies. 3 ROOMS & HALLWAY $ 65 00 Expires 6/30/14 Minimum charge applies. CARPET STRETCHING OR REPAIR 25% OFF Expires 6/30/14 Minimum charge applies. 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A4 Riverland News, Thursday, June 12, 2014 Buck never stops in DunnellonThe buck stops here is a great President Truman quote. In DoneEllon, the buck does not stop anywhere, it is just forgotten. How does a city justify having a finance manager paid more than $50,000 yearly with an assistant who was present during the unbelievable financial mismanagement of the past several years? The only input publicly from the finance manager during the past several years was her decision to override a city resolution and make the borrowed utility money change to transferred money. Now the city, in a bold new move, is going to at least try to see if money is available before it is spent. Was and is it not the job of the finance manager to manage the finances including perhaps insuring money spent was available. I guess the answer is, at this point what does it matter, which is a great nonanswer and I credit to Ms. H.R. Clinton for such a great stock evasive answer to any hard question. Any Dunnellon manager who was in any responsible position during the past several years needed to be put under close scrutiny. I actually foolish believed that was going to happen at least during the state audit. I find it hard to believe Mr. Eddie Esch, the finance manager and others in the city had no idea what was going on. I did often wonder if you have a utilities supervisor and road department supervisor what does the utility manager do? I am still confused about who really managed Greenlight? My guess it was Moe, perhaps Larry, but personally I think Curly was the Greenlight managerial brain as, unfortunately, Shemp had died and Jessie Mason had wisely left.. Roads first city misadventure If you think Dunnellons aborted attempt to build its own fiber-optic system was our first misadventure in infrastructure improvement you could not be further from the truth. Picture Dunnellon with nothing but dirt roads around the turn of the 20th century thats all Dunnellon had. Its hard to find dirt roads any more, but I remember them well and am glad they are getting hard to find. Having the citys main streets nothing but sand, and wagons the only mode of transportation was not a best case situation. E.C. May, an early civic leader and City Council member, took it upon himself to try to remedy the situation. He conceived of the idea of paving the roads with waste material from the nearby phosphate mines. His initial proposal to the City Council was turned down on the grounds the material costs were exorbitant. May worked with the mine operators to have the material donated and agreed to supervise the project at no cost. So the City Council grudgingly agreed to finance the project, understanding its difficult to negotiate a price cheaper than free. May contracted the material to be delivered at $1 per wagon load and hired laborers to spread it for 15 cents per hour. Work proceeded until payday, when the workers approached the mayor for their pay. They were turned away by the mayor and informed they would not be paid until the work was approved by the City Council, again. Sensing trouble, May paid for the work out of his own pocket and laid off the workers until the next City Council meeting. That City Council meeting was a doozie. May presented his bill of $45 for the 100 feet of paved road. It was voted down by a 3-2 vote on grounds that the treasury was empty with May, of course, voting to fund his project. He was informed that the Councils prior agreement was not in writing and unenforceable and he was out the $45 he had invested. May knew full well the City of Dunnellon was far from broke. The city raised enough money with an annual $100 saloon tax that they did not even bother collecting any other taxes. And to that point in time, the citys total outlay on infrastructure consisted of his 100 feet of paved road. It was a personal issue and May recognized it as such. The mayor was also a leading merchant in town and had been warned not to bring his establishment to town. It was looking like payback time. In a moment of parliamentary genius, May suggested that if the council member who had voted with him would hold the line and the Council president would not break the tie they would sit in session all night and through the next day until he was reimbursed his $45. A motion to adjourn the meeting was presented and his ally held firm. Well past midnight, his dissenters began to see the virtue in his paving endeavor and made a motion to pay him his $45 and adjourn the meeting. In the end, May was returned his $45. For years afterward, Dunnellon had a grand total of 100 feet of paved road. The decision was made not to pay, so they kept their dirt roads. In 1913, the city got around to paving Williams Street with red brick pavers with the same saloon tax revenue that we had so successfully squandered up to that point. May had sold his store and moved on to greater things by the time the roads were paved, including that well manicured 100 feet in front of his store. I hope to speak in the future of our windfall of saloon tax dollars and how we used them and how that relates to the flood of ecotourism revenue Dunnellon could reap in the future. The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Sales Leader/Manager John Murphy Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association RIVERLAND NEWS TALES OF TIME Dwight Porter Voice stuck in columnistss head THE JERSEY GIRL I am a top-notch employee. I meet deadlines, show up on time and stay late if need be. If Im told not to get on the Internet, I dont. If I only have an hour for lunch, I only take an hour, even though were on the honor system. Its as if somebody is constantly looking over my shoulder. How old do I have to be before I stop hearing that voice in my head? No, Im not talking about God even though I know hes always with me. The voice Im talking about is my dad. Hes constantly in my ear, always telling me to do the right thing. Remember those cartoons where the protagonist was struggling to make a decision with the devil sitting on one shoulder and an angel on the other? Well, sitting on my shoulder is my dad, and he always sides with that darn angel. The Puglieses are good people. We do the right thing. You can count on us. You can trust us. Somebody tried to pull a scam on my brother a couple months ago. He never saw it coming and never suspected it. Why? Because he would never do that to anyone, so he couldnt fathom somebody doing it to him. Well, all of this is a credit to my father. My father believes in fairness, goodness, kindness and the golden rule. I dont think Ive ever heard my father tell a lie. All my life Ive heard that if you do the right thing you will be rewarded in life. Not only that, but I always knew if I did the wrong thing, my dad would be disappointed in me. That one factor alone has always kept me out of trouble. He believes in me and I know I make him proud. I was telling a coworker the other day that growing up my brothers and I had to be at the supper table every night at 5 oclock sharp. She asked me what happened when you werent. I said, I dont know, we always made sure we were there. We did it out of respect and loyalty, but most of all because family was so darn important. If my dad only taught us one thing thats what it would be. But likewise my dad was always there for us. At every ball game, school function or awards ceremony, I could look out into the audience and he would be there. He was perfect in my eyes, my hero and my prince. My dad always talks about the good old days and the way things used to be. Im sure growing older does that to a person. The one thing that bothers him the most is the lack of structure in todays family system. Families dont do things together anymore and when the kids are present their faces are stuck in their phones. That would never fly in my dads house. Family values are most important to him. Loving one another and being there for each other. Our family dinners were some of our favorite times. It was the time to talk about our day or discuss things that were coming up. The room was always filled with chatter and laughter, sometimes everybody talking at the same time. Thats when my dad would pass down his words of wisdom, such as my favorite, Your true friends are sitting around this table. Another thing we always loved was when my dad would up and say, Lets go for a ride. We would all pile into the car, very excited, but never knowing where we were going. We could end up at Pizza Town or at Palisades Park. Those were some of the best memories of childhood. I had a curfew until the night before I got married. I had rules and things that were expected of me: respect, manners and responsibilities to name a few. My father does not approve of skimpy clothing, women spouting obscenities or public displays of affection. He also doesnt like tattoos, cigarette smoking or loud, drunken behavior. In my tribute to my dad at his 80th birthday party I said, I have the kind of dad that all girls wish they had. And I mean that. I am one lucky girl. Happy Fathers Day! RIVER VIEWS Audrey Beem See LETTERS page A9 Momentum critical for graduates OUR VOICE Congratulations to all of the Dunnellon area Class of 2014 graduates. With the acceptance of that diploma, youve proven something to yourself and the world. Now its time to take that knowledge and enhance it by furthering your education and/or employing it as a member of the workforce. Now is the operative word. While a tendency to celebrate and rest on your laurels is understandable, keeping the momentum established in high school is the best way to ensure an adulthood in which you are self-supporting and in control of your future. And, remember, you now are an adult. Look within for strength and motivation. Its no on elses responsibility. Some of you have firm goals. Pursue them with a passion. If all doesnt go as initially planned which likely will be the case youll be on a path and whatever direction you choose will be made possible by the initial pursuit of a goal. Many of you are contemplating the options or have mixed feelings about what direction to take. Such decisions are difficult but the reality is that something always beats nothing. Something will open doors. Choose an area of interest, and get training to advance your skills. If going straight into the workforce, learn your job well, but be assertive in demonstrating a genuine willingness to gain skills that you see have allowed others in the workplace to advance. If not enrolled in a four-year college or university, check out courses at Withlacoochee Technical Institute, Community Technical & Adult Education (CTAE) or the College of Central Florida. If initially unable to gain employment, be willing to accept internships and dont hesitate to volunteer for good causes. In doing so, connections can be established that, down the road, may lead to unexpected and valuable rewards. As you step into the future, value those who have given you a foundation of friendship and support and those educators who helped you to reach this moment in time. While there are challenges around every corner and victories are balanced by defeats theres a world of opportunity out there. Embrace it! LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 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, Thursday, June 12, 2014 A5 000IFRV 000IFRX THANK YOU CITRUS/MARION COUNTIES CALL (352) 489-4844 CLEANMASTER 26 Years in Business Dryer-Vent Cleaning Specials $55 Prevent Fires Dryer-Vent Cleaning Dryer-Vent Cleaning Specials Specials $55 $55 Prevent Fires Prevent Fires Get Any 2 Services Same Day and SAVE! Carpet Cleaning $18 (3 room minimum) Dry Cleaning or Steam Per Room Sofa and Loveseat Furniture Cleaning $60 1 Chair Cleaned FREE Call for details Gutter Cleaning Entire House Only $50 Pressure Cleaning House Driveway Pool Enclosure Roof FREE ESTIMATES! Owner Does The W ork Summer Specials Summer Specials LOST THE COLONELS CAT A blond Tabby (4) years old, no collar, rescued from the County Animal Shelter (2) years ago. Never been outside, always afraid. She would fight collar, she won! She is spayed, very friendly, wont bite, wont scratch, except your best chair. I Want Her Back! REWARD: (2) bottles of twenty year + old Imported Wine from private wine cellar or a case equivalent donation to the Animal Shelter. I am a deaf 83 year old 100% disabled Army Veteran of both Korea and three tours in Vietnam. Please leave a message on my cell phone at (352) 322-0404 or Better Yet, E-mail me at robertmagee321@yahoo.com Bobby Magee, Col (ret.) Rainbow Springs, Dunnellon Fax (352) 489-5500 000IHPM JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsThe Dunnellon City Council presented a proclamation earlier in May in recognition of National Police Week. Accepting the proclamation from Mayor Nathan Whitt, right, is Lt. Webb of the Dunnellon Police Department. Also pictured is City Manager Eddie Esch. Dunnellon City Council presents awards JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsThe Dunnellon City Council presented a proclamation in May in recognition of Memorial Day. Accepting the proclamation from Mayor Nathan Whitt, right, is Sgt. Kevin Gunther of the Dunnellon High School Junior ROTC. Memorial Day proclamation National Police Week proclamation


A6 Riverland News, Thursday, June 12, 2014 Dunnellon High School celebrated its annual commencement ceremonies last Thursday as the Class of 2014 was honored by district and school officials. Thi s years class featured more than 200 students were part of this years graduating class. Clockwise from above left: Ashley Nicki Paden gives a thumbs up as she and her fellow classmates march toward Ned Love Field for the graduation ceremony. Ashely Winn, left, and Ashlyn Whelchel cheer as they prepare to walk into the stadium as the part of the traditional march for graduates. Madison Brown wipes away a tear as she walks past family and friends of the graduates, who packed the stands at Ned Love Field, Bianca Pierro hams it up after receiving her diploma during the nights festivities. Libby Medrano hugs Jennifer Leeds after receiving her diploma. Medrano graduated with high honors. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland News


Israeli Scouts coming to OcalaA troupe of Israeli Tzofim Scouts will perform at 7 p.m. June 22 in Ocala at the First Congregational Church at 7171 SW State Road 200 in Ocala. The performance will feature songs in Hebrew, Yiddish and English sung by the 16to 17-year-old Scouts showcasing the diversity and the uniqueness of Israel. The program is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $12 per person and $11 for students. For information or to purchase tickets, call Estelle at 352-861-2542.Church to host Saturday SupperThe Third Saturday Supper will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 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 hosts new Bible study The Board of Christian Education at First Congregational Church is offering a study named Whats So Amazing About Grace from author Phillip Yancey at noon Sundays through July 27. This program offers all of us an opportunity to see grace and forgiveness in a different light and offers a perspective that can help us on our faith journey. The public is welcome. First Congregational Church is at 7171 SW State Road 200. For information, call 352-2373035.Womens Bible study slatedNew Womens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womans Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For information, check us out on Facebook at One Womans Prayer. Church mens club to play horseshoes The Mens Club of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will play horseshoes at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the church. Horseshoes will be provided to anyone needing them and instructions in pitching, scoring and court maintenance will be provided. The public is welcome. For information, call 489-5954.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 narthax. For information, call 489-5954. Riverland News, Thursday, June 12, 2014 A7 My father was a rather reserved person. He did not have much to say except when he was talking about his hunting or fishing adventures, and to hear from him. It was always an adventure. When he got started on one of his stories, you better just sit back and forget about everything else. Outside of that, he was rather quiet and reserved and did not have much to say. I always liked that about him for a variety of reasons. I think I take after him in that regard. I just do not have time to hear somebody bloviate on something I am not interested in. For one, my father had no time at all for politics. I am not sure if he was a Republican or Democrat, but I knew he voted every election. "Son," he often said, "you don't have to take sides one way or the other. When I'm with a Democrat, I talk Democrat and when I'm with a Republican, I talk Republican. The only thing that matters is what I do when I get in that voting booth." This attitude of his, since Father's Day is coming up, was something that made a deep impression upon me. Following his counsel has kept me out of quite a few battles throughout the years, especially when I got married. I can never remember my father arguing with my mother. Now, my mother argued with my father, but he never reciprocated. "If you want a happy home," he once advised, "make sure everybody in the home was happy particularly the one you married." That has helped me through many sticky situations for which I am eternally grateful. Another bit of advice he gave me was simply that you do not have to fight every battle. "Only fight those battles," he said with a sly smirk on his face, "that you know you can win." I mentioned that he was rather reserved in his speaking, but there was one area where he was profusely proactive. That was in the area of discipline, especially directed toward me. My father was not much different from any of the father's during that time and they all believed in the biblical admonition, "Spare the rod and spoil the child." These fathers were united in making sure none of their children would be spoiled. One rule we had in the house that I did not fully agree with was, if you got a spanking in school (and in those days we got spankings in school) you got a spanking at home. Talk about double dipping! The assumption was that the teacher was right and that the one receiving the spanking was wrong. Back then, 99.9% of the time that was true. The spanker was in charge, the spankee took it like a man and you know where. I spent 12 years in the public education system and during that time, my teacher was never wrong. I will not divulge how many times I was wrong, that is between me and the area I sit on. I clearly remember that my teachers back then had what was called "the Hickory stick." And boy did those teachers know how to use that Hickory stick and where it would do the most good. My father did not have a Hickory stick as such. Hanging on the wall in the kitchen was an old wooden paddle engraved with, "I need thee every hour." I am surprised that that one wooden paddle lasted during my entire childhood. I made one mistake during those childhood days. I was going through a period where the paddle and my bottom were close friends. I was getting a little weary of such friendship and decided I would do something about it. My father had gone to work early that day, as I remember it now, and I was going out the door to go to school when a thought danced in my head. I would take that paddle and dispose of it so that it could no longer be attached to my person. With the advantage of 20/20 hindsight, it was not a perfect plan. I had forgotten about that and two days later, I got into some trouble. It was the kind of trouble that could be resolved only by that wooden paddle. My father went to get the paddle and to his chagrin, and my posterior harm, it was not there. Very seldom did my father paddle me when he was really angry. There was one case when that happened, and this was it. I will not repeat the lecture that he gave at that time, but I will say that it had a lasting impression upon my posterior. At that time, I wished he had been a man of fewer words. I know times have changed, but I am not sure they have changed for the better. There was a time when parents were in charge of children and responsible for the discipline. Sadly, that day is far gone. The only thing I would say is, are we better off today than we were back then? The Bible admonishes us, "And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4). Discipline, not abuse, is drastically needed among our children today. My father would put it this way, lack of discipline is a form of abuse.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. OUT TO PASTOR The switch on my behind saved time Dr. James L. Snyder AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsTwenty-year-old outdated bingo equipment has finally been replaced at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Lynn Brocklehurst, right, calls out the numbers with the new device, which was jointly purchased by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 8510 and the parish. Bingo has always been a significant fundraiser for the church. St. 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 BRIEFS Church purchases new bingo equipment 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 000HIEH 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 000HIT1 000HIQC The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 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 000HYB5 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 000HIUR Debs Natural Source Whole food nutritional supplements Essential oils Herbal extracts Organic teas, coffees, spices and flavorings Soaps & skin care 352-586-0754 3490 W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 10-2 Like us on Facebook for more nutrition facts. The best in whole food nutrition Fresh Grain Breads from Samis Bakery 000IFTK 000H97U 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 000HEB9 489-2685 Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Summer Service 9:00 AM Healing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 9:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith Rainbow River Blue Cove Peace Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Rev. Terry L. 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A8 Riverland News, Thursday, June 12, 2014 Dunnellon High School celebrated its annual commencement ceremonies last Thursday as the Class of 2014 was honored by district and school officials. Thi s years class featured more than 200 students were part of this years graduating class. Clockwise from above left: Family members of a Dunnellon High graduate cheer as the Class of 2014 walks past family and friends, who packed the stands at Ned Love Field. Joaly Sosa, left, and Yesenia Garcia wave to family and friends in the stands as they march down the middle of the football field. Heather Durette makes her toward the stadium with a handful of balloons. Keiwan Jones smiles after receiving his diploma during the evenings ceremony. KeAndre Brooks waves to family members as he and other graduates make their way toward their seats in the field.Photos by JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland News


At least Lisa Algerie had the decency to resign. Of course in the 1984 Orwellian newspeak of DoneEllon, she was removed. Did Lisa Algerie ever get her generous latest severance package? At this point what does it matter? I will never understand the Rasputin like spell city managers seem to have over Dunnellon City Council. I suggest none of the City Council go to Las Vegas or they will end up in the hypnotist act. The main culpability of the past several years of managerial and financial nonsense lies with the former mayor and City Council during this period and the lack of oversight. Not one purchase order request, change, increase or departmental increase was denied during this period. No one on the Council even questioned where the money was coming from and no department head raised a concern. Think about how bad it is, the city lost more than $13 million of other peoples money and is still $17 million in debt. Of course, do not worry, because Dunnellon has a redundant revenue source that will never run dry unless the main well runs dry Why does the past matter? It matters because Dunnellon in still spending more than it takes in to maintain an unnecessary expensive city government workforce. Nothing has changed except Greenlight is gone. Now future tourism, bikers and positive thinking have replaced Greenlight as a revenue source wish and hope. How? To the City Council, I have a positive proposal. Change the water/sewer rate in and out of the city to the county rates plus 5 percent or even 10 percent short term at the most. The county water tier rate system is far more fair and realistic than the Dunnellon rates and the county still makes a substantial profit versus DoneEllon, which make an obscene profit. If you cannot operate the utility on that rate and generate some income for the city something is wrong. That amount still gives the city a far more generous profit margin than the Public Service Commission would allow a private company. At least ask the great oracles, Burton & Associates, to do an analysis using real numbers. It is a realistic starting point and would benefit city and out of city utility customers who would get realistic rates. Of course with realistic utility rates millions will not be available to run the bloated city bureaucratic structure and services that have grown when the city ballooned to 1733 residents within the citys 6.5 square miles. I am surprised Dunnellon does not have an airplane to patrol the stretch of river under its jurisdiction. In a cost cutting move, perhaps only a helicopter is needed. I am confident my advice will be wisely considered as I stand on my record as a very good and proudly participating redundant revenue source to the city. Unfortunately, the IRS would not let me claim DoneEllon as a dependant this year. I would just like my revenue to the city to be a little more fair and a little less redundant. At this point it still matters. I do plan to proudly put redundant revenue source on my resume. Steve Swett,Dunnellon Rogers after he heard objections from interveners that includes Rainbow River Conservation Inc. (RRC). Its in the judges hands now, Evans said of a ruling. When that happens, it happens. However, Mayor Nathan Whitt chided Evans for attempting to push legislation through during an election cycle. You dont shove ordinances through in an election cycle, said Whitt, the first-term mayor and a member of the RRC Board of Directors. To try and say its got to be done by October? Whitt did agree the ordinances need to be tweaked. Weve had long discussions about it already, Whitt said. Its got to go through planning. If we go tweaking it, I dont want to waste time. Evans countered, telling his colleagues it wasnt necessary to send it to the Planning Board. We dont have to send it to the Planning Board, we went through all of that, he explained. Were revising. Were the legislative body, whether people like it or not. I would suspect that there isnt anybody on the Planning Board who understands the history of this. That would be a good place to waste (time). The other members of the Council agreed the ordinances need to be revised, allowing for better clarity of rules and how the city can go about enforcing the strict guidelines set out in the legislation, which took more than a year to complete seven years ago before its adoption in 2008. To help with the process, the Council recommended using Bruce Day with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Commission. Day told the Council he had been involved with assisting Dunnellon from 2000 to 2007. I havent been around for a while, he said. Im here to get direction from the Council, to assist in making it clear and measurable, define items, sight plans and process. Whitt told the Council Day will be a valuable asset. Its your job is to keep us out of trouble here, he said. (The ordinances) have caused controversy, it has caused lawsuits. You can help the city stay out of the mess weve gotten in and ensure protection of this river, to improve those things tat are there for a reason. I agree with premise (of the ordinances). Where it went wrong it put too much burden on city of Dunnellon. However, with limited funds available, City Manager Eddie Esch advised the Council it will be important to keep costs as minimal as possible. Councilwoman Penny Fleeger suggested Day could review the ordinances and suggest to the city what needs to be and what doesnt need to be done. I think this ordinance is over the top because of the restrictions, Fleeger said. I think we need to have Bruce look at it and suggest what needs to be done and what doesnt need to be done. Were concerned about the city itself. We need to give him a time frame to give it back. 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munity I taught in had a very positive affect on my teaching. Good teaching is about relationships with students, family and community. My childrens friends were the students I taught. I would run into students and parents at Walmart or at the ballfield. It was really terrific when I started having students who had a parent or aunt or uncle who I had previously taught. Students are always curious as to what their parents were like when they were students and, of course, I only have positive memories. Without a doubt, students are at the forefront of my fondest memories, Hoekstra said. I remember the students who started the year with a self-proclaimed hatred of math and that by the end of the year the student would tell me that they understood math better than they ever had before, said Hoekstra, a graduate of Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. I remember the students who started the year with a love of math and I was able to help them spread their wings and fly even higher. I remember the students who came to class every day and worked hard. They were not the top students, nor the lowest students. They became the people who do the jobs that make our community run smoothly. Every one of them was special. Hoekstra also praised the wonderful teachers throughout the years who she worked with during her career. Her colleagues credited her with dedication to students, who always came first, and embracing technology in the 1990s through her retirement. Shes extremely, extremely book smart, Principal Ken McAteer said at a retirement party June 2 for all three. But she also has an incredible amount of common sense. If she didnt feel it was right for her students, shed let you know. Its obvious shes had an impact on her students. Theres nothing I can say that can top that of a former student. Vice Principal Stephen Ayers talked about her wiliness to always learn or try a new technique. She was one of the first teachers to put her lessons online, he said, noting her passion for teaching. Ayers also one of the first faculty meetings of the school year several years ago in which teachers were asked to describe what they did during their summer break. Marcia immediately jumped on top of a library table, he said, sparking a roomful of laughs. And shes showing us how she walked down a stream in Missouri. She does everything with passion. Former Principal Michelle Lewis remembered a conversation in which she told Hoekstra each student needed to be prepared to pass the FCAT. She told me a student who was getting a C in her class would pass the FCAT, Lewis explained. She was pretty consistent and right on. Hoekstra thanked her colleagues. Its been a terrific journey, she said. I am hoping the next 40 years are just as good. Hoekstra said one of her main hobbies is quilting, which she plans to dedicate more of her time to in the coming years. I am planning on joining a quilt guild and attending some national quilt shows, she said, noting she has numerous unfinished projects that are languishing in her sewing closet that need to be finished. Then, I get to start on new stuff, or maybe, Ill alternate new stuff and old stuff.Debra LoveWhen Love began her career at Dunnellon High in 1985, she was no stranger to the community. Love, despite being born in Brooksville, spending most of her youth growing up in Dunnellon, even graduating from Dunnellon High. Love began her teaching career with the district in 1977, teaching at Howard Middle School for two years before spending the next six at Yankeetown. Thats when she re-joined the Marion County Public School District. McAteer told the crowd hed meet Love about 10 years ago in an AP (assistant principals) meeting. He explained most APs loved to talk, discussing their ideas and accolades, but he said Love rarely spoke. But when she did, you knew it was important and youd better listen, he said. No body knows more about Dunnellon than Debbie Love. Shes always professional. Im really, really going to miss you. Its been a job to work with her. Phyllis Gray, who retired a year ago, praised Loves spirit. Ive never seen anyone in my life whos always so calm and happy, Gray said. Youre just going to love retirement. Lewis recounted the numerous times she and Love would go to the extremes to participate in school activities, such as dressing as biker babes, to participating in the Tiger Olympics, which Lewis noted they cheated, but we won, to superheroes. Lewis remembered Love making Ayers a brown cape with the initials BM embroidered on the item. BM stood for Badge Man, but Lewis shared when a student asked Ayers what it stood for. This kid then asks if it stands for Butt Munch, Lewis finished, drawing a chorus of laughter from the packed room. It was lots and lots of fun, said Lewis, who is moving to Arizona this summer. Terri Weber, who teaches at Dunnellon Elementary, credited Love with inspiring her to become a teacher. She has such a gift four kids, said Weber, who was taught by Love at Yankeetown and had helped her daughters, Casey and Jody, during their time at Dunnellon High. If it wasnt for you, I probably wouldnt be where Im at. Thank you for putting up with and my crazy kids of mine. Bob Ayton, who replaced Love as the chair of the science department, remembers moving into Loves old classroom and attempting to clean out the stacks and stacks of papers throughout the years. I thought I was going to find a dead body, he quipped. Ayton though credited Love with approving, or turning an eye, to all of his crzy experiments throughout the past nine years at Dunnellon High. I couldnt do those things without you, he said. Love said it has not hit her yet she wont return to the school in the fall. I was told by a colleague it would not be emotional until it is time to go back to school in the fall when everyone is going back and I am not, she said, adding there have been too many great memories to pick even some. I thoroughly enjoyed every day I went to work and all of the people I have worked with over the years. These are all good memories. Love said the one constant through her career has been the students. They are the same everywhere, she said, noting she plans to spend time with her family and children who have moved away from the Dunnellon area.Carol Mack-HarrellMack-Harrell was a student at Dunnellon High in the 1970s, but graduated from Crystal River High School during a special summer course. However, her return to Dunnellon High wouldnt take long. By 1976, she earned a bachelors degree from Florida A&M. She taught in Okeechobee County Schools from 1976 to 1978, joining the Marion County Public School District in 1978. In 1981, when she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a masters in business education Mack-Harrell began her long, lengthy tenure at Dunnellon High. Its very emotional having spent over half of my life around Dunnellon High, it is hard to fathom that it will not be a part of my every day life, she said. Its a little bittersweet. Known for her ability to connect with students, Mack-Harrells smile was perhaps more well-known among her colleagues as well as her counsel and guidance. McAteer said getting Mack-Harrell to smile on days that werent the greatest always more than made up for it. Honestly, I would go see her to get her to smile, because it always made me feel better, he said, prodding her to smile for the crowd. Teacher John Ravenscroft agreed about the smile. (Her smile) was worth 100 bad days, he said. Ayers credited MackHarrell with helping his family find a good church in the area and helping to instill a love for Christ in his two daughters. Shes one of the finest, greatest persons I know. Gray was more forward with her appreciation of Mack-Harrell. I love you, she said. Weve seen a lot of things together. I think we always tried, or talked about, doing every diet in the book. Gray told her former colleagues about her and Mack-Harrells plan to walk earlier in the morning before school. Gray explained she wasnt a morning person and Mack-Harrell in her soft voice, would call early to ask about going for a walk. One morning, Gray said, Mack-Harrell called and asked Gray if she wanted her to keep calling in the mornings. No, Gray said was her response. Again, Gray told MackHarrell: I love you. Youre going to love retirement. Dr. Steve Northsea offered his praise of MackHarrell, calling her a calm personality when he wasnt. Whenever I would go into her office, that smile would do it, he said. Today Im softer and a better person because Ive known you. Mack-Harrell said some of her fondest memories throughout her career were seeing the excitement in an academically challenged student when they comprehend or understand the concept you have been trying to get them to understand, or when the light comes on. Assisting students in preparation for district and state competition, she said about some of her favorite memories. Attending competition with students and to experience the excitement they generate upon receiving awards for their achievement against other students from much larger schools. Her retirement plans include traveling, reading, gardening, spendng time with family and friends. Mack-Harrell admitted she likely wont stray far from working with youths. I consider myself a life-long learner, she explained. I am sure I will be involved in educational coursework in a discipline that is dear to me. But she made no bones about it. Im going to do what Carol wants to do, she told her colleagues. CAREER continued from page A1 Riverland News, Thursday, June 12, 2014 A11 Fizz, Boom, Read starts in June What elements make up a great summer? The Marion County Public Library Systems Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Reading Program combines science and literature in a variety of ways certain to create a buzz! Children, teens and adults will enjoy books, movies, special programs and events to add lots of pizzazz to the long, hot summer months of June and July. Check out the June super, sizzling summer program highlights below: Families: Through July 18: Marion County READS Visit any of the eight public library locations now through July 18 and check out materials for a chance to win prizes at a special drawing Friday, July 25, at Headquarters-Ocala Public Library at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. One entry per library card holder per visit. For children ages 5 to 12, reading bags and activity sheets will be distributed to children visiting their local library while supplies last. Through July 25: Participate in a countywide geocaching adventure extravaganza and discover the caches concealed at the public libraries. Check out the Marion County Public Library Systems geocache holdings at www.geocaching.com to find the hidden prizes! Children: San Hoy: Under the Full Moon meet author Sandra Sanders (aka San Hoy) as she presents her special childrens book based on the full moon and corresponding stories. Sanders presentation will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at the Dunnellon Public Library. Teens: YALLA (Young Adults Leading Library Awareness): Teens, now is the time to be part of your librarys future. Connect with other teens and develop plans for future library programs and services with YALLA. Earn volunteer scholastic hours as well. All meetings are at 5 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Public Library. All programs and events provided by the Marion County Public Library System are free and open to the public. Program sponsorship is provided by the various Friends of the Library groups. For more information about the Marion County Public Library System Summer Reading Program, visit the librarys website at library.marioncountyfl.org or call 671-8551. Library system launches summer reading program for all ages The Marion County Public Library Systems Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Reading Program combines science and literature in a variety of ways certain to create a buzz! 000IGMN Ocala 671-5374 The Villages 633-7019 Other rates available on longer term, larger accounts. Regular Savings, IRAs, 401Ks including rollovers and transfers of Central Florida Since 1978 Where Your Interest and Income Come First! FIRST AMERICAN TRUST locates FDIC insured banks and other well rated financial institutions offering best yields nationwide. All bank accounts are FDIC insured to the legal limit. *APY includes new customer bonus with $20,000 deposit. Certain restrictions apply. Rates subject to availability. 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ALL CLAIMS, NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 5, 2014 Personal Representative: /s/ Donald L. Cassidy 1875 SW 61st Lane Road, Ocala, Florida 34471 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ LORENZO RAMUNNO, Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA, 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 E-Mail: ramunnolaw@gmail.com Secondary E-Mail:ramunnolaw34476@gmail.com Ramunnolawfirm.com Published: June 5 & 12, 2014. 467-0619 RIV Delie, David 2014-CP-0719 Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2014-CP-0719 IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID DELIE a/k/a DAVID L. DELIE, SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of DAVID DELIE a/k/a DAVID L. 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According to the report, the access management classification of this portion of road was revised to Class 3, resulting in a median type that is restrictive and spacing criteria is as follows: Signals Approximately 1/2 of a mile. Full median openings Approximately 1/2 of a mile. Partial median openings approximately 1/4 of a mile. Side connecting roads 1/8th of a mile. This will impact the current traffic patterns that exist today, the report stated. In addition, the report stated, current locations for signalized intersections will remain, but be improved. These locations include: Southwest 99th Place and State Road 40; Southwest 86th Place Lane will remain an emergency signal. The locations that will have a full median opening but without signals includes: Southwest 93rd Lane Road and Southwest 81st Place Road, which is also the entrance into Rainbow Springs State Park. Directional median openings will be installed at the following intersections: Southwest 107th Lane; Southwest 102nd Street Road; Southwest 88th Place Road; and Southwest 77th Street/Southwest 77th Loop. The median will be closed at Southwest 108th Lane, Southwest 80th Place Road and Southwest 75th Street, the report stated. FDOT continued from page A1 Photo courtesy of Florida Department of TransportationPlanned U.S. 41 expansion to four lanes next to the Rainbow Springs Golf Club and development. Answers on page A7 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 at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly 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. Interested parties may download an application at www.dunnellon.org, or by contacting the Community Development Department at jrehberg@dunnellon.org, calling 465-8500, ext. 1010, or in person at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida and return to: City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431, Attn: Community Development. BOA RD continued from page 10 Writers Group meets first Saturday monthlyThe Rainbow River Writers Club meets at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly, except January and July, at the Dunnellon Public Library, 30351 Robinson Road. All writers of all genres are welcome. Writers hear and critique each others creative efforts, socialize and talk shop as is the tradition and custom of all writers regardless of time or place. For information, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/grou p/wgdunnellon or email waltersylvester@yahoo.com 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 SW Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For information, call 4655807.Police collecting used cell phonesThe Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for victims of Domestic Violence. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violence shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique.S. Dunnellon Civic Associaton meetsThe South Dunnellon Civic Association Inc. meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly at 1962 W. Test Court, South Dunnellon. For information, contact Randy Campbell at 465-7135 or email randolphcampbell@bellsouth.net. BRIEFS continued from page A3


A14 Riverland News, Thursday, June 12, 2014 Dunnellon High School celebrated its annual commencement ceremonies last Thursday as the Class of 2014 was honored by district and school officials. Thi s years class featured more than 200 students were part of this years graduating class. Clockwise from above left: Dunnellon High teacher Kinsley Grant, left, snaps a picutre of the crowd as he helps lead graduates to the seating area at the west end of the football field. Sergio Luzinaris of the Dunnellon High Junior Air Force ROTC stands at attention next to the American flag during the playiing of the national anthem. Randy Oram, the 2014 salutorian, addresses his classmates during his speech. Chloe Cook, the 2014 valedictorian, addresses her classmates during the evenings ceremony. Graduates of the Class of 2014 toss their mortar boards into the air at the east end of the field.Photos by JEFF BRYAN & JULIE MANCINI/ Riverland News