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Thursday, July 3, 2014 Vol 32 No. 34 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING School offices to be closed for weekOffices at Dunnellon High, Middle, Dunnellon and Romeo Elementary schools will be closed from Monday, July 7, to Friday, July 11. They will reopen Monday, July 13.Host families needed for exchange students The EF Educational Homestay program, a nonprofit organization, is in 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. For information or to register as a host family, contact Pam Lange at 352-274-3042 or email pkelber@ yahoo.com.AARP Driver Safety Class 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. Payment for the class is due the first day. For information or to register, call 465-6359. Lightning strikes RS water plant A 48-hour-plus boil water notice affecting approximately 1,295 Rainbow Springs utility customers was finally rescinded last Tuesday afternoon, according to City Manager Eddie Esch. The cause, Esch explained, was because of the strong thunderstorms that rolled through the area Saturday, which knocked out power to Rainbow Springs. In addition, the city-owned Rainbow Springs Water Plant took a direct lightning strike. The strike wiped out the backup generator control panel, which kept the generator from operating as it should have, Esch added, explaining the Rainbow Springs water plant distribution operates off of pumps, rather than gravity like the city system. So when you lose power, you lose pressure and quickly. By the time power was restored, the line pressure had dropped to Esch said new procedures implemented in April 2013 immediately went into effect, including reverse 411 calls and a notice on the city website indicating a Boil Water Notice was in effect until further notice. Samples were pulled Sunday and Monday, Esch said, which were submitted to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Agency lab for clearance. As part of the mandatory boil water notice, it is advised that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes be boiled. A rolling boil of 1 minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used. Residents were encouraged to flush out their pipes as part of the protocol. Local woman battling rare skin disorder There is a 47-year-old woman in Dunnellon on a mission to raise awareness about a devastating disease called scleromyxedema. It is a rare and severe skin disorder and only about 30 people worldwide have been diagnosed with it. Mitzi Robinson is one of the unlucky people to receive this diagnosis. The symptoms for this disease are an abnormal accumulation of mucin in the skin causing thickening of the skin, papular or raised bumps over extensive areas of the skin and abnormal proteins in the blood. Scleromyxedema can also involve other organs, weaken muscles, affect the nervous system, cause seizures and coma. This disease has already drastically changed my life, she said. But there is a support group on Facebook that has been a lifesaver for me. The closed group consists of 30 of us worldwide who have this under-diagnosed disease. Robinson has given up her hogs and chickens, which supplied the family with fresh eggs and meat. We had to get rid of all the animals because of infection, she said. If I want to pet the dog I have to put on gloves. She has pain, her AUGIE SALZER/Riverland NewsMitzi Robinson, right, and her husband, Jerry, pose together. Mitzi has fought a rare and severe skin disorder called scleromyxedema for the past few years. But it was only in 2013 that doctors were finally able to provide her with a diagnosis. 30 people worldwide afflicted with scleromyxedema AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See SKIN page 2 City officials rescinded boil water notice late Tuesday JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Chamber officials still await proposal from CEP Uncertainty still lingersThe Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce is still awaiting a proposal from the Ocala/ Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) regarding a potential partnership between the two entities. In May, the Chambers Board of Directors was presented with two options by Kevin Sheilley, the executive director of the CEP The first would allow the Chamber to partner with the CEP for an undetermined fee, allowing Chamber officials to benefit from the numerous resources CEP has at its disposal. The second option, Sheilly pitched and favored, was to roll the Dunnellon Chamber under the CEP banner and rebranding the longtime agency as the Dunnellon CEP. At the May meeting, Sheilly told Chamber officials doing so would allow (the CEP) to provide the oversight from the finances to who takes care of the building. But Chamber officials had yet to receive the CEP JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See CHAMBER page 3 For most of his adult life, A.J. Sirolli sought to find his birth mother. Multiple attempts proved unsuccessful, bringing about discouragement but not heartbreak. Sirolli and his wife, Michelle, never gave up the quest to fill the void hed always felt. It started early for me, said Sirolli about finding his birth mother. I always had this yearning to find her. Sirolli was born Christopher John Williams on June 25, 1964, in Brettargh Holt, England. His mother, Elizabeth Mary Smith, then 20 and unwed at the time, put him up for adoption. Sirolli was adopted by an Italian family, before they relocated to the U.S. in 1968. During his adoption, his name was changed to Anthony John. Shortly after moving to New York, his adoptive parents separated. He spent the first couple of years living with his adoptive father. Shortly afterward, he began living with adoptive mother, who had remarried. The quest to find his birth mother kicked into an accelerated gear a few years ago with the advancement of Internet websites and improved technology. Sirolli credited his wife of 14 years for being relentless in the quest. Through the use of Ancestory.com, what few birth records Sirolli had and even fewer tidbits he was able to glean from his adoptive father, Michelle went to work. The problem, so to speak, was the number of names Smith is all too common in England. Each time wed contact someone, wed get the response it wasnt them, Sirolli said. There were so many letdowns. Finally, in spring of this year, the Sirollis found the woman theyd been searching for. So in February, A.J. crafted a short email, asking about Smith and the birth of her son nearly 50 years ago. He felt it best not to ask for more details. Its kind of the unknown, he said. Three days went by before Smith responded. Her email was short and to the point as well. Simply, she wrote: Im dying to know who you are. A.J. stared at the screen for JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsA.J. Sirolli, left, and his mother, Elizabeth Mary Smith, look over a photo album the pair have begun to piece together of family pictures. After being adopted as a newborn, Sirolli and his wife, Michelle, were able to track down Smith, his birth mother, who lives in England. Local man, with his wifes help, tracks down birth mother Kevin Sheilley JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See FAMILY page 3


hands have already stiffened, the heels of her feet are thick and she said the corners of her mouth are starting to sag. My skin gets so tight it feels like its going to tear and my hands and feet crack and bleed, she said. I have these white bumps on my arms and legs and my back feels like it is sunburned all the time. Because of Mitzis risk for a possible seizure and coma, her daughter, Tiffany, moved here from Spring Hill with her family and her son, Cody, works at the Lowell Corrections Center in Ocala, but lives at home. They are here to keep an eye on me and help me, she said. Still managing to work full time, Robinson knew she had some kind of medical problem in 2011. She went to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville to find an answer, but they couldnt give her a diagnosis of why she felt so poorly. She already had migraines and a bad back from a 1990 vehicle accident. In 2008, she was involved in another crash resulting in heart problems and more back problems. In 2012, Robinson underwent surgery to remove two toenails, fix her bad knee and had throat surgery to remove a growth, but still didnt have a reason for why she felt so bad. Her lack of energy and strength forced her to resign from her Dunnellon job in November 2013, resulting in the loss of health insurance. The answer finally came in December 2013, when her fingernails hurt so much that she went to Ocala dermatologist Dr. Ashley Cauthen. Dr. Cauthen listened to me and all my symptoms and decided to do a biopsy, she remembered. It came back positive. Dr. Cauthen suggested Robinson see Dr. Laura Hummers, one of two doctors in the U.S. who treats this disease. Dr. Hummers is a physicianscientist and the co-director of the John Hopkins Scleroderma Unit in Baltimore, Md., and has a special interest in treating scleromyxedema. I had an appointment with Dr. Hummers in February, Robinson said. I found out that she is treating about 25 of us and she is hoping to set up group gathering in September. Everyone who is able to go to Baltimore will get a checkup and then we can all meet and talk. I hope I will be able to go. Robinson learned that scleromyxedema requires a very aggressive treatment and long-term maintenance therapy. The first one is a chemo with stem cell rescue and its a harsh treatment. A study was done with six people. One died, one had the disease gone for five years and four had it gone for 20 months before it returned, Robinson said. The other treatment is IVIG infusions for six hours a day over five days. It doesnt fix it, but it stops it and it wont get worse. You have to have the infusions every six to eight weeks for the rest of your life or until a cure is found. The estimated costs of the IVIG infusions are between $10,000 to $15,000 for one treatment. Her husband, Jerry, is self-employed landscaper serving the Dunnellon area and is just recuperating from a slipped disc that left his left side paralyzed last April. Jerry still has muscle spasms, but he is doing a lot better and is back to work, she said. To pay for all the doctor bills and his surgery because hes self-employed and doesnt have health insurance, we had to sell our rental property. All our savings are gone. She has been twice denied disability and SSI and is unable to qualify for a government program called Medically Needy. The Robinsons were overjoyed when they heard about the Affordable Care Act and she would be able to get insurance. Showing only her husbands income of $15,000 to $20,000, Obamacare would be $600 a month premium for just me with a $10,000 deductible, Robinson explained. The yearly amount just for insurance is just what Jerry makes, she said. I dont want to be a burden to my husband and kids. The Robinsons have had their fair share of problems, but they still keep a positive attitude. For the past 16 years, they have been attending the Riverland Baptist Church and volunteer their time. Since 2005, they have been driving the church bus each weekend taking parishioners to church. One of the parishioners, Heather Komarek, decided to help with a fundraiser in June to bring awareness of this rare disease and try to raise the needed funds for the treatments. I saw the frustration in Mitzi and how depressed she was getting, Komarek said. She always helps others and it is time to help her. This was the first fundraiser Ive ever done and Ive learned from it, but I need to do more homework the next time. More fundraisers are in the planning stages for the near future and the Riverland Baptist Church is currently being used to receive all funds and donations. To make a donation to help Mitzi Robinson, visit RiverlandBaptistChurch.com and go to online offering or call Riverland Baptist Church at 489-6171. Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. Email her at augie@ thingsintown.com. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, July 3, 2014 000ILVH 000I4P0 000IOAL 000IOMC 3 month subscription Only Only $ 6 $ 6 Cool off this summer with your #1 source for local news, events, coupons and more! Name ___________________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________________ City _________________________________________________ State ______________ Zip __________ Phone ________________ Email ________________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill Me Sign up online Promo Code: SPLASH Clip, complete and mail to: Expires 7/31/14. In-County Only 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 Call 352-489-2731 www.riverlandnews.com SKINcontinued from page 1 NEWS NOTES Solution to puzzle on Page 7 American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion Wall-Rives Post No. 58 will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, with dinner proceeding at 6. The Womens Auxiliary meetings will resume in September. 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, July 19. The pancake breakfast will resume in September.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.


hours, racking his brain for how to respond. How should I word this I kept asking myself and Michelle? he explained, adding he kept it short and straight to the point. Shortly after digging up the courage, he pushed send. Again, a response didnt come for days. Smith was brief with her response. She wrote yes and provided her phone number. They traded phone calls, before connecting. And when they did, the emotions flowed. After decades of searching, A.J. Sirolli had found his birth mother. It was awesome, A.J. Sirolli said of finding his birth mother, who had also been searching for what happened to be, her only son. Not only did the emotions flow, but so did the connection. During their talks in February, the Sirollies invited Smith to visit Florida in June to help celebrate A.J.s 50th birthday. Smith happily accepted, but she had one more surprise waiting for her son. She would be visiting Florida in late March when the cruise she was on would be stopping at Port Canaveral for a day. Both A.J. and Michelle discussed it and realized why wait until June for something nearly 50 years in the making. They agreed to make the drive over to spend a portion of the day with his mother and her husband. We figured it was an opportunity to break the ice, A.J. said. I know I was antsy and out of my comfort zone, but it was well worth it. Michelle had just one concern: how would they know who they know were looking for? Her husband assured her, it wouldnt be a problem. I just knew, I just knew who to look for, he said. Soon, they met, where both A.J. and Smith shared an embrace. There was a connection, such an immediate rapport, A.J. said. Smith agreed. Ive still got to sort him out, she joked, triggering laughter from around the table during her recent visit. Both agreed finding each other was Gods work. Its definitely a blessing, theres no doubt about it, A.J. said. Michelle asked me the other day, what she could get me for my 50th birthday and I told her she got me one of the best gifts ever: she found my momma. During Smiths visit, her son, daughter-inlaw and grandchildren showed her the highlights of the Nature Coast, including a trip on the Rainbow River, a visit to Cedar Key and Homosassa Springs. More important, they took the time to develop their newfound bond. They also started a new photo album of family pictures from his moms side of the family. Its been great, just wonderful, Smith, 70, said of connecting with her son, A.J. after 50 years. Hes really a wonderful husband, father and person. proposal at its June 25 meeting. However, officials had lingering questions about a potential partnership or merger. Kevin has not provided a proposal, said Justin Yancey, the Chamber liaison with CEP. There were several questions and concerns, which came up after his presentation. Most notable was what would happen with the current building, which houses the Chamber of Commerce. The land is owned by the city of Dunnellon, but the building itself is owned by the Chamber. However, if the Chamber were to dissolve, the land and the building would become city property. The second part of the equation, Chamber officials sought an answer to, is if there was a merger would that mean the Chamber is no longer a chamber. Yancey said the Chamber would still be recognized as a Chamber, he told the Board of Directors. The CEP is a 501(c)6 nonprofit agency. He added Sheilly noted the Chamber would be labeled as the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce Inc., doing business as CEP So the CEP, in a sense, is going to take over the Chamber? Dr. Cheryl Stanley asked. Yancey said its not a takeover. They will bring in their people, he explained. It would probably be, more or less, run out of the Ocala/CEP downtown Ocala, and this location would still be run as a Chamber. It would be another CEP office. Thats going to be a part of the proposal. The next concern would be the fate of Beverly Leisure, the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. Sheilly told Yancey his response would require further discussion Regardless, we would not have an executive director on site, Yancey said. But we would certainly be providing regular staffing from our current team. One suggestion would be to retain Leisure as a festival coordinator. Whether her job duties would fall under the realm of the CEP or the Chamber was uncertain. The other question was would the current Chamber Board of Directors retain their same roles within the newly formed partnership. Yancey said Sheilly explained it would become the Dunnellon CEP Advisory Council. Sheilly in an email to Yancey suggested the group could meet bimonthly as opposed to its current monthly schedule. They would advise our team as to the unique opportunities and needs in the Dunnellon market, Yancey read. Dr. Stanley questioned if the fee paid to become a partner with the CEP would affect current Chamber members. Those businesses are still going to have to pay their dues, he explained. Still, more questions arose about merging with the CEP They provide so many more resources, they are really trying to unite Marion County as a whole, and they provide just that many more resources, Yancey said. Kathleen Wallace, a Chamber board member, questioned Yancey about the resources. When you say resources, does that mean theyll help provide funds for the festivals? she asked. Are we going to be able to use their money for our festivals? But as Sheilly explained in May, the CEPs focus is not about planning or execution of festivals or events. The CEP has five goals, Sheilly said, which are business attraction, business retention, business creation, business services and business advocacy. Thats the thing, I think CEP is good, but we need to make sure what we have over at City Hall, which Im not too impressed with, are going to work, said the Rev. Terry McKee, another Chamber board member. The Chamber and the city should be partners. They have never been partners. One is going this way; the other is going that way. Im not concerned about CEP I have no problem with CEP. I like what they are proposing and the work they are doing over there. But have they come across anything in their program like what we have here in Dunnellon? If City Hall wants to go one way, (Sheilly) needs to have a game plan for that. Still, the Board felt there were too many unknowns and questions left unanswered to make any type of decision, especially until an official presentation was provided by Sheilly. Id like to get more information, before I make any decisions, Rubin Cardonick said. Id like to see a proposal. What is this going to cost us? How does it impact and effect businesses in Dunnellon? Yancey proposed meeting with CEP officials at their office in Ocala. Is there a way we can get the proposal ahead of time? Cardonick asked. Id like to come up with some intelligent questions to ask before we meet. I want to take a look at this thing. McKee and Wallace both were concerned if there would be an opt-out plan if the merger or partnership wouldnt work. If it doesnt fit Dunnellon, what are our options? McKee asked. Especially, if its something the businesses arent buying into. Riverland News, Thursday, July 3, 2014 3 China House China House China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000IOVZ 11352 N. Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 China Wok Buffet China Wok Buffet China Wok Buffet Lunch $6.95 Dinner $9.35 Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000IE7D Stop By For A Visit & See Why VOTED THE BEST AGAIN! 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Ifailed to realize the importance of American history when I was in school. The only facts I could remember came from song. In 1492, three ships sailed out to sea. The Nina and the Pinta and the Santa Marie. These days I cant get enough of it. I find it fascinating we gained our independence from England in 1776, fought our own Civil War in 1861, then entered World War I in 1917 to side and fight with Britain after the Germans sank the U.S. transport ship, The Lusitania, only to be drawn into World War II in 1941 stemming from the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. It reads like a suspense novel; only this stuff isnt made up. World War II involved nearly all countries of the world, making it historys most massive and influential war to have hit the planet. We came in on the side of the Allies to expedite the defeat of some of the most evil regimes ever. It was America that was influential in taking down the Third Reich and forced the Germans to raise the white flag. I received an interesting history lesson recently from my older brother, Dominic, regarding D-Day. Unlike me, he loved history in school and he paid attention. The Holocaust saw the horrific murder of millions of Jews in concentration camps. It was with much grit and determination that the U.S. was able to stop more death and destruction. Unfortunately, those werent the only wars weve been involved in. The Korean War, which some call the Forgotten War, lasted for two years with America fighting a full-fledged war to keep South Korea free. The Vietnam War was the longest war fought, lasting 16 years, and the only one that the United States lost. The last war America took part in the 20th century was Desert Storm, which took place when Kuwait was invaded by Iraq. War came to America on Sept. 11, 2001, with a horrific attack on New York and Washington, D.C. Not since the Civil Wars Battle of Antietam had so many Americans perished in a single day. The U.S. waged war in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, to fight those who sent the terrorists and until this day are still there. Looking back, there were many memorable moments in our history. The Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 during the Civil War proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the 10 states that had seceded from the Union. The war effectively ended slavery, before the Thirteenth Amendment formally outlawed the institution throughout the United States in 1865. Four score and seven years ago On Oct. 24, 1945, under the command of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the United Nations was created, to inspire countries to come together and work toward peace. The Civil Rights Act in 1964 enforced civil rights laws that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The bill was called for by President Kennedy in his civil rights speech of June 11, 1963. Who would ever dream wed have an African-American president elected in 2008? Weve come a long way. Imagine being a woman in 1920 when they were given the right to vote and stand for electoral office through the Womens Suffrage Act. The U.S. was instrumental in the advancement of space flight. It was a proud moment when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon in 1969. This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Did you know the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to represent the friendship between the two countries established during the American Revolution? Today, the Statue of Liberty remains an enduring symbol of freedom and democracy, as well as one of the worlds most recognizable landmarks. One of the most important dates in our history was July 4,4 Riverland News, Thursday, July 3, 2014 Mayor must tread lightly on issue Hats off to an old friend For the past 20 years, my lifelong friend has been fortunate to see quite a few wonderful places not only across the nation, but throughout the world. Hes also seen some of the not-so-greatest places, too. And for the most part, his family has been with him every step of the way with the exception of a few years of his travel. Hes missed a few milestone moments from his childrens youth, but not many, and the occasional wedding anniversary. In a week, he will embark on one of the biggest life-changing moments, aside from marrying the love of his life and becoming a father to two great children, in the past 20 years. Joes only daughter, Bailey, and Jackson, my oldest son, both share the same birthday. My mothers long running joke was thank God both of them werent boys and we werent still living in the same neighborhood, she couldnt handle a second generation of us. Come July 11, my friend, Joe, will retire from the U.S. Marine Corps after 20 years of serving our country, protecting our freedoms and allowing us so many rights that I truly believe we often take for granted. It seems like yesterday when he made the decision to become a Marine, instead of opting to join me in classes at the nearby community college another mutual friend of ours and I were attending. Hed given the post-secondary education route the old college try. It didnt suit him well and he wanted a challenge, to see the world. Since our other friend, Cavan, had recently completed boot camp, Joe opted for the challenge of becoming a U.S. Marine. Like the many men and women before him, Joe had his share of struggles in boot camp, but like always, he found a way to perserve. Joe, to this day, is one person I know who never backs down from a challenge. (There are a few from our youth I wished I would have not let him talk me into. Namely the Century Club, an adult game, which we might or might not have thrown back several adult beverages). I almost followed suit and joined the both of them by serving in the U.S. armed forces, but unlike both Joe and Cavan, I opted not to. First, they were better athletes. Second, they knew how to keep their mouths shut at the appropriate time. (Well, Cavan did.) Now, understand Ive known Joe I still call him Joey for 35 years. Hes more than great friend, hes a brother. And like any family, weve had our share of disagreements throughout the past 35 years. Thats to be expected, but like any family member, weve gotten over it and moved on. During Joes time in the Marines, Ive busted his chops more than average citizen is allowed, and during his career in the Marines, hes busted my chops about being a journalist more times than I care to remember. Joe has been busily preparing 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 OUR VOICE THE OTHER GUY We certainly respect Mayor Nathan Whitt for his passion and enthusiasm for the health and future of the Rainbow Springs and River. We need to do all we can to ensure future generations can enjoy the pristine environment. What perplexes us most is the comments he directs his toward Vice Mayor Dennis Evans, the third-term councilman who had sought to serve as a liaison between the Council and the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Commission and Bruce Day regarding a reconfiguration, if you will, of the much-maligned River Protection Ordinance. Whitt was concerned Evans could, ultimately, taint the process and allow it to run their vote. He pushed the envelope farther when he told the Evans: I dont want to corrupt your vote. Corrupt is a rather strong word, implying stronger actions. However, its not so much Whitts comments that bother us, but its his own actions and affiliations within the community. Whitt admitted to having a personal one-on-one conversation with Day following the Councils June workshop. Its no secret Whitt is a sitting board member of Rainbow River Conservation, an environmental advocacy group that wholeheartedly supports and backs and the Rainbow River Protection Corridor Ordinance. Now, we realize the first-term mayor doesnt agree with the newspapers position regarding his role as a board member of the RRC, which has been involved with legal action against the city and Conservation Land Group. The Gerry Dodd-led group has sought to develop the Rainbow River Ranch, but hasnt been able to do so. The parties involved continue to await a ruling from Judge Steve Rogers. However, most of the folks who have spoken out against repealing the entire ordinance and starting from scratch all have a common connection: they are members of RRC. In an email to Whitt, the groups president, Burt Eno, challenged Whitt to rise to the occasion. Nathan, please take notice as this is where you must take leadership and shut down the selfish interests of Denny Evans, Eno wrote. Denny keeps blaming the wrong events and the wrong parties for the mess Dunnellon finds itself in. Dodds lawsuit is not based on the River Protection ordinance, but his attempted circumvention of all laws and rules pertaining to land development and his effort to simply bully a small city into illegal approvals of bad development. RRC has so far saved the city from breaking these laws and rules in the ill-conceived settlement agreement and unnecessarily committing to millions in infrastructure and service giveaways to Dodd. Hopefully, the judge will see this as has been presented by RRC attorneys and rule against Dodds illegal tactics. First, wed hope the mayor wouldnt discuss the issue of the Rainbow River Ranch, publicly or privately since he is a member of the RRC and engaged in a legal dispute with the city and developer. Yes, we are fully aware he was not in office at the time when the latest settlement agreement was signed between the Council and Conservation Land Group. Second, we all know the River Protection Ordinance is vital to protecting the health of the river; however, most agree the ordinance is confusing to read and needs to be overhauled to protect those property owners with a vested interest. Third, should the mayor be engaging Day in a private one-on-one post-meeting discussion? If he was concerned about the negative influence it would have upon Evans, shouldnt he be concerned about the undue influence it has upon him? We respect and appreciate the mayors staunch advocacy for the protection of the river, but to be critical of a colleague when Whitt could be unduly influenced by outside parties with their own private interests is like the pot calling the kettle black. Home of the free, brave THE JERSEY GIRL Audrey Beem See OTHER page 5 RIVER VIEWS Jeff Bryan Editor See JERSEY page 5 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 email, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. 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1776, when our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence, which declared that the 13 colonies were free and independent from the British crown. They banded together and formed a new nation the United States of America. Give me liberty or give me death. So on this Independence Day, lets take a moment to reflect on all we have endured and all we stand for. These historic moments shaped us and made us what we are today. Long live America. The land of the free and the home of the brave. Happy Fourth of July everyone and may we toast our freedoms. Vice mayor continues distorting factsIn last weeks Riverland News, the editor reported on a Dunnellon City Council meeting where Vice Mayor Dennis Evans engaged in a considerable distortion of facts concerning the River Corridor Protection Ordinance (RCPO). Evans has openly criticized this ordinance for nearly two years. First with the argument that, if his house adjacent to the Rainbow River, blew down in a hurricane, he wouldnt be allowed to rebuild it. Then with the argument he couldnt add amenities to his yard such as stepping stones. Well, guess what folks, his house hasnt blown down and he has recently built a picnic pavilion and patio close to the river. Now, Evans has claimed that the RCPO is responsible for the Rainbow River Ranch (RRR) developers Bert Harris lawsuit against the city. None of Evans claims are true. The RCPO, as originally approved by the City Council, places no restriction on rebuilding after a disaster and Evans now has his picnic pavilion and patio. In regard to the RRR lawsuit, the developer claims he has been denied his vestment rights, but he never went through the required platting approval process, and been denied approval, in order to have the proper basis for a Bert Harris lawsuit. He circumvented the process and filed a claim not two Bert Harris lawsuits to bully the city into approving his desired plat for which he is not vested. The past city manager, city attorney and City Council, including Evans, approved a lawsuit settlement agreement, which is a million dollar giveaway to the RRR developer. The court has not approved this settlement agreement. The RCPO is a good idea, consistent with the citys comprehensive plan, to protect the rivers and other sensitive water bodies from unnecessary pollution and destruction of wildlife habitat. It is consistent with the Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) being developed by the Department of Environmental Protection for the Rainbow River that was discussed in the last two issues of the Riverland News. After decades of learning what harm is being done to our rivers and streams it is generally understood that such local ordinances are needed to protect these water bodies and their environments. At the city meeting where all this latest misdirected RCPO discussion took place it seems that one voice of reason was heard. City Attorney Virginia Cassady said, in effect, that a protective ordinance such as the RCPO could be written and applied while protecting the city from lawsuits. Final word, tweak the RCPO but do not destroy what it was meant to do. Burt Eno, PresidentRainbow River Conservation Inc.Be fair, quit bashing President ObamaI have been on this Earth through Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt to President Obama. In all my years, I have never seen such venom being spewed day after day regarding President Obama. It is quite obvious many folks cant get over the fact that President Obama is black. Their hatred of President Obama began the day he took the oath of office and goes on day after day. Each day seems to get more venomous as we get through his presidency. What amuses me the most is the fact that our great country was founded on the premise that all races, creeds and colors are welcome to our shores. Obviously some of our Americans, who call themsevles real patriots, have forgotten this applies to all of our citizens. Now lets get on to the constant blaming President Obama for the Iraqi mess. Who started this totally unnecessary war that claimed the lives of thousands of our men and women and wounded thousands more? President Bush and Vice President Cheney insisted that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, yet this was proven totally wrong by experts. But no, weve got to go to war to fill the pockets of businesses who profit from wars and a get even for Iraq with daddy Bush. We get a daily dose of this hatred for President Obama is the press and on the television and radio by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, who thinks Michelle Obama is overweight. Dont the American people get tired of this daily garbage and just once look into the facts of what really took place regarding Iraq, which cost our country billions of dollars, which President Obama is left with. Please be fair. Take a rest from being a hateful American. Patricia Hess,Dunnellon for civilian life, from finding a job and a new place to live, most likely, the last time his family will have to pull up stakes and move because someone else told him to. I cannot offer you any advice about civilian life, the world is a different place than you left it behind 20 years ago. Suffice to say, most of teh music from our youth is now being aired on Classic Rock stations and the music of today sucks. For the better part of the past month, Ive tried my best to come up with a way to show my sincere appreciation for his service to our country. Its been tough, because I owe my friend more than just a thank you. I could, in a vain effort, salute him. I have no military background; therefore, Id likely insult him and the millions of other men and women who have sworn to protect our country. Honestly, I struggled with not how to thank him, but how to convey my appreciation. What do you tell your best friend of the past 35 years who made one of the biggest sacrifices of his life? What about the sacrifices his family made too? Joe, Rachael and Family: There is no single word which comes to mind to thank each of you for service to our country, for what youve each personally sacrificed throughout the past 20 years, the opportunities youve passed up for personal gain and the family moments youve missed. In your own way, youve defended my right to rattle the cages of local politicians and continue to pursue my passion for journalism. I cannot thank you enough. Joe, I know you wont receive a heros welcome when you next step foot into our hometown. You might not believe youre a hero, but Ill argue with you that youre wrong. Youve done what your country has asked you to do for the past 20 years. Youre a hero to your wife, your children, your family, your friends and former classmates. It might not be considered manly to tell you I love you, but frankly, I dont care. Joe, I love you like a brother, welcome back to civilian life. I wish you all the best in this next, unfamiliar chapter. The next time we see each other, the first round is on you though. Hey, dont argue, youre the first one of us to collect a pension old man.Riverland News, Thursday, July 3, 2014 5 000IOAZ The Only Pet Store In Town *If We Dont Carry Your Brand, Special Orders Are Available Every Week 20372 E Pennsylvania Ave., Ste. G, Dunnellon Sat. 9-5, Sun. 11-4 Mon. Fri. 9-6 (352) 465-1515 VOTED BEST GROOMING 000IJIG Grooming 7 Days A Week Dog & Cat Nutritionist On Staff 000HIQC The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. 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RIVERLANDCOMMUNITY 6 Riverland News, Thursday, July 3, 2014 Duke sets open house on gas plant Duke Energy Florida has scheduled a public open house on its proposed $1.5 billion combined-cycle natural gas plant in Citrus County. The event will be from 3to 7p.m. Thursday, July10, at the Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. The primary purpose of the open house is to provide information about the project, including the combined-cycle natural gas technology, project schedule, approval and permitting process and environmental protection aspects, explained Duke spokeswoman Heather Danenhower. We anticipate providing more information about employment opportunities in 2015 after we have selected an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor later this year. The EPC contractor is expected to start hiring workers gradually in early 2016, if all required and regulatory permits and approvals are received. Construction and related activities are expected to add several million dollars to the local tax base and economy. We anticipate 600 to 700 construction jobs to be created during the height of the project. Once construction is complete, 40 to 75 workers will be needed to operate the plant. The event is free and open to the public. An informal format will enable people to come and go as their schedule permits and to interact with subject-matter experts. Light refreshments will be served. Last month, Duke announced plans to construct a new natural gas plant in Citrus County to supply 1,640megawatts of generation in 2018. Building a natural gas plant was determined to be the most cost-effective option to serve future demand, provide system-wide reliability and meet the companys 2018 inservice construction timeline. The plant will be located on 400acres near the existing Crystal River Energy Complex. It will get natural gas through a pipeline proposed by Sabal Trail Transmission. The project includes approximately 24miles of24-inch pipe connecting the mainline near Dunnellon to Dukes proposed plant near Crystal River. The pipeline is subject to federal approval. Duke lists the existing Florida Gas Transmission pipeline as a natural gas supply option if Sabal Trail is delayed or curtailed. It was part of a project that added 46 miles of 36-inch pipeline to Citrus and Levy counties.Contact Chronicle reporter Pat Faherty at 352-564-2924 or pfaherty@chronicleonline.com. PAT FAHERTY For the Riverland News Below par market closes El Diablo CITRUS SPRINGS The telephone message on Monday said to schedule your tee time on the website. But golfers stopped swinging at El Diablo Golf and Country Club on Sunday, when the business shut down. Challenging market conditions and a devastating clubhouse fire contributed to the decision to close the golf course, according to a statement released by Beth Fisher, vice president, Central Florida operations of The Deltona Corp. in Ocala, which owns the golf club. At four oclock yesterday (June 29), the doors closed, said eight-year former employee Bob Marino of Citrus Hills. Twenty-six members went out to play their last round on the 16-year-old golf course at 10405 N. Sherman Drive. Theyd had short warning about the closure. I was called Friday morning at 10 oclock because I have some personal items up there, Marino said. That was the first news Marino said he had heard that the club was closing. There were innuendos, Marino continued. They were struggling. Then they got new management about six or eight months ago. Rod Leek was the head of that and he wielded a tremendous amount of improvements up there. In June of 2013, Tary Kettle, president of Masterlink Club Services, announced in a media release Leeks appointment as club manager and director of golf operations. Leek responded with optimism at his appointment: There is absolutely no reason that El Diablo cannot once again reclaim its rightful position as a Golf Digest Top 100 golf course nationwide and beyond; there is simply no other course in Florida like El Diablo. Marino gave high marks to Leek. We were having shows come in, all kinds of stuff, and then suddenly we had the devastating fire, Marino said. On March 17, six crews of firefighters responded to a blaze that caused an estimated $100,000 worth of damage to the clubhouse that included the pro shop, bar and restaurant. The damage to the structure was reportedly extensive, especially in the kitchen area, with smoke and water damage throughout the building. There was nothing left, Marino said Operations were moved to the cart barn, according to Marino. As a matter of fact, we were putting a door in (Saturday) for about $2,500 so you could see out, and then the next day boom they closed it, Marino said. The members are devastated, according to Marino, because Antony Gram, chairman of The Deltona Corp., was understood to have received some funds from insurance coverage about a month ago. We were under the impression that he (Gram) might possibly take that insurance money, knock it down, rebuild and wed be off to the races again, Marino said. Instead, the clubs 65 members received notice the club would close. They put out an email to everybody the day before it closed saying rest assured that everybody will be refunded prorate the money they put into it, Marino said. The property is up for sale, according to Marinos understanding. The clubhouse will have to be knocked down, Marino said. Its a liability issue. And its my understanding that they are not going to maintain the golf course, not cutting the grass. I was told that. Deltonas statement thanked members, golfing guests, dedicated staff, volunteers and vendors for the experience and memories. Contact Chronicle reporter Chris Van Ormer at 352-564-2916 or cvanormer@ chronicleonline.com. CHRIS VAN ORMER For the Riverland News District champs STEPHEN E. LASKO/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon base runner Nathan Nicholson is safe at first when the ball gets past Crystal River first baseman Wayne Adams last Thursday at Bicentennial Park in Crystal River. Dunnellon 10/11 All-Stars win tourney CRYSTAL RIVER Dunnellon poured on four runs apiece in each of the opening three innings against Crystal River to secure itself the District 15 title in the 10/11 Little League All-Stars Tournament with a 13-1, four-inning victory at Bicentennial Park on Thursday. The Tigers, who went 3-0 in district competition, next play on July 11 at 7:30 p.m., in the Section 7 Tournament at Sid Lickton Sports Complex in Clearwater, where theyll be joined by three other district champions. Anthony Hyche, who had hits in all but two at-bats in the tourney, fanned seven and allowed just two hits and one walk in four innings on the mound for Dunnellon. The 11year-old also went 2for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored, and was awarded tournament MVP after the game. Our strength has been our offense, Hyche said. We just need to play a little bit better on defense. Crystal River (1-2 in district) committed six of its eight errors in the second to help Dunnellon add four runs for an 8-0 advantage, despite Crystal River pitcher Jonathan McMurrer yielding just two hits and no walks in the frame. Tigers first baseman Joseph McCavera finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs, while center fielder Jace Underwood chipped in three runs. Right fielder Jase Waters lined a pinchhit, RBI triple to right field in the third for Dunnellon. We stress to these guys to come out and be aggressive, Dunnellon manager David Miller said. Theyve been playing with a high level of competition over at Dunnellonits just one of those waves of talent going through there right now. Theyve been playing against a lot of really good kids, so theyve definitely earned everything theyre doing right now. After boarding on a fielders choice, Blake Chaney scored Crystal Rivers lone run in the fourth on a ground-ball single to right-center by Lane Stevens. Shortstop Zach Smith knocked a single down the left-field line earlier in the inning for the teams only other base hit. West Hernando (2-1) rallied for four runs in the bottom of the fifth to hand Inverness (0-3) an 18-8 mercy-rule defeat in Thursday nights District 15 consolation action at Bicentennial. Hernando stormed to a 6-0 edge in the first and led 12-0 by the third, before Inverness battled back with five runs in the fourth and three in the fifth. Nicholas Freier and Justin Messer each had a pair of hits for Inverness, and Michael Hinde (double, walk), Clay Cooper (triple, walk) and Freier each scored twice.In other action:On Sunday, in 11/12 baseball action Dunnellon hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning including one that almost made it to the adjoining airport and the team never let up from there en route to an 17-1 win over Lady Lake. Dunnellon (2-0) unofficially claimed the top spot of its pool based on wins and runs scored against its opponents. On Saturday, in 11/12 baseball action at Crystal River, Dunnellon defeated Central Citrus 11-1 in four innings and Lady Lake beat Crystal River 14-4, also in four innings. In Junior action on Sunday Inverness had the mercy rule invoked in the fifth inning against Dunnellon, earning the convincing win, 14-1. In 13/14 junior baseball, Dunnellon downed Crystal River 15-5 in five innings, while West Hernando trounced Lady Lake 173, also in five innings.. Tigers fall in title tilt SPRING HILL With timely hitting, solid pitching, and stellar defense sprinkled with a few highlight reels, Inverness defeated Dunnellon 51 to be crowned champions of the 9/10 Little League All-Stars Saturday from Metro PCS Field in Spring Hill. Inverness was able to take advantage of fielding miscues by Dunnellon to help generate runs, while flashing good gloves to maintain control of the game. Appropriately, shortstop Jacob Palmeri, who put on a defensive exhibition throughout, recorded the final out of the game for Inverness on an infield pop-up, diving in toward the pitchers mound and landing with the victory in the webbing of his glove. Inverness grabbed the early lead in the top of the second inning, on an infield single by Justin Swander to score Alex Carrier, who earlier tripled to deep right centerfield. Dunnellon knotted it up in the bottom half, on an RBI triple off the bat of Logan Milne. But the Inverness defense squashed any chance for further Dunnellon rallying. With two out and runners on first and third, Inverness catcher Bryce Pixley fired to second base, and the infield did the rest to run down a Dunnellon base runner in a pickoff to end the threat. Dunnellon miscues in the field allowed Inverness to tack on a pair of insurance runs in the fifth, as runners from third came home on a passed ball and a wild pitch for the final score. We just pretty much had a mental breakdown (defensively), said Dunnellon head coach Townsend. We didnt hit the ball when we were supposed to, and we didnt play the defense we needed to play. Milne went 2-for-2 with a triple and a walk for Dunnellon, and Trent Townsend (1-for-2, double, walk) put on a gritty pitching performance, throwing the last 3 1/3 innings, with one earned run on two hits, with six strikeouts and a walk. Inverness went out there and played harder and better, and wanted it more than we did. I cant say enough good about them, they deserve it, said coach Townsend. STEVE McGUNNIGLE For the Riverland News SEAN ARNOLD For the Riverland News 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. Junior Thursday is now underway, for children ages 5 to 13. It starts at 5:30 p.m. Junior golfers can play three holes for $5, which includes a hot dog and soda. For information or to sign up, call 489-4566.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 pickup is available. For information, call 465-3666. COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Janet Chryst, 59Janet Chryst, 59, of Dunnellon, Florida, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Legacy House in Ocala. Janet was born to Salvator and Laverne Dal Compo in Chicago, Illinois. Janet relocated to Dunnellon from Plantation, Florida, 14 years ago. Mrs. Chryst was employed by Fresenias Medical in Ocala as a patient account representative. She was member of the Marion-Alachua Dog Training Association. Janet leaves to cherish her memory, husband, Rick Chryst; mother, Laverne Dal Compo of Oregon; sister, Diane Weaver of Oregon; and her beloved dog, Ryan. Services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 6, 2014, at Rainbow Springs Village Church with Pastor Dennis, officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon. Once again, we come to the time of year when we celebrate the Fourth of July in remembrance of all the wonderful things this country means to us. The celebration will include fireworks, parades and picnics when the hot dog will be king for a day. It is a wonderful time of the year. Yet, in the midst of all of the celebrations, there are a few black clouds blocking the sunlight. Just the other day the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were watching a news program where they featured somebody offended by the American flag displayed in a meeting they were attending. We both looked at each other and sadly shook our heads. What kind of nonsense is going on in this country? Peoples lives are so shallow that they have to try to think of something to be offended? I am not sure why the American flag offended them so, but I have the perfect solution. I am not sure why people do not think of solutions like this, but if the American flag offends you then go to a country that has a flag that does not offend you. Simple. Problem solved. No more offense. It would not offend me in the least if people would do this. The American flag reminds us of all the wonderful things we enjoy in this country. The Fourth of July is an opportunity to express our thanks for living in a country such as this. If this was such a terrible country, why are so many people trying to get in at all cost? We still have some freedoms here that the rest of the world is envious of. The flag represents the foundation of our country and the ongoing sacrifice that has kept it free for so long. How can that be offensive to anybody? At the same time another story on the news caught our attention concerning the Sept. 11 museum in New York City. From some of the things I am seeing on TV most of the people in America have forgotten what happened on 9/11. Somebody walked in, saw the symbol of the cross and became physically ill by it. They claim the cross made them sick in the stomach. This was a little confusing to me. These are people who say they do not believe in God, personally, I do not believe a word they say. Here is this person, who does not believe in God, who does not believe in religion, sees a religious symbol and becomes offended and physically ill by it. They surely need help and I recommend a group of industrial-strength psychiatrists and therapists along with a team of military medical doctors to pump out their stomach. Now, what I want to know is, if they do not believe in religion, what does this religious symbol mean toRiverland News, Thursday, July 3, 2014 7 000IK6K 000IMGZ 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 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 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 FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The City of Dunnellon is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a FFY 2013 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to Six Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($650,000.00). These funds must be used for one of the following purposes: 1. To benefit low and moderate income persons; 2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or 3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs. The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic development and include such improvement activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-forprofit business, purchase of machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and energy conservation. Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons. In developing an application for submission to DEO, the City of Dunnellon must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, the City of Dunnellon is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons. A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the communitys economic and community development needs will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible at the City of Dunnellon City Hall located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida. For information concerning the public hearing contact: Dawn M. Bowne, City Clerk, City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431. Telephone (352) 465-8500. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Dawn M. Bowne at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Dawn M. Bowne at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Dawn M. Bowne at least five calendar days prior to the meeting. A Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity/Handicap Accessible Jurisdiction. 494-0703 RIV 000IO7H 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 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 000HITE The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com 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 000IMK7 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 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 000IOAQ TAKING CARE OF OUR PATIENTS SINCE 1992 Bellam Medical ClinicRajendra P. Bellam MDBoard Certified Internal Medicine Internal & General MedicineCrystal Van Leeuwen, ARNP-CEKG, Lab, Pap Test DoneMEDICARE, MEDICAID & MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED www.BellamMedical.com NEW PATIENTS & WALK-INS WELCOME 000IJI3Monday-Friday447-303141 N. Inglis Ave., Inglis Monday-Saturday(352) 465-119920021 SW 111th Place., Dunnellon (Across from WalMart)Hypertension GynecologyHOSPITAL PRIVILEGES: CITRUS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SEVEN RIVERS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTERHeart Disease Womens Health Diabetes Mens Health Arthritis Physicals Wellness Screening Anxiety Happy Holidays 000IK0Z 478-0703-RIV NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENTS TO LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following ordinance: ORDINANCE #ORD2014-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, PROHIBITING COMMERCIAL SIMULATED GAMBLING DEVICES IN THE CITY AND PROVIDING EXEMPTIONS FROM SUCH PROHIBITION; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING THAT ANY LAND USE NOT LISTED IN THE TABLE OF PERMITTED USES SHALL BE CONSIDERED A PROHIBITED USE; PROVIDING FOR SIMILAR AND COMPATIBLE USE DETERMINATIONS; PROVIDING NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR QUASIJUDICIAL LAND DEVELOPMENT DECISIONS BEFORE COUNCIL; PROVIDING LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A public hearing on the proposed Ordinance will be held on July 14, 2014, beginning at 5:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, before the City Council, as part of its regular meeting, regarding amendments to the Citys Land Development Regulations. The Public Hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice. Interested parties may submit written comments at or before the Public Hearing, or provide oral comments at the Public Hearing, regarding the amendments to the Land Use and Development Code. The public may inspect the Ordinance during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the City Council at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105. The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500. In honor of the true patriotsOUT TO PASTOR See PASTOR page 11 Rev. James Snyder Puzzle answers on Page 2 OBITUARY Baptist church plans annual VBSFirst Baptist Church of Dunnellon will host its annual Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14 to 18 at its facilities at 20831 Powell Road. The event is free and open to all children in prekindergarten through sixth grade. This years theme is Journey to Unchartered Territory, Agency D3. Kids will enjoy music, Bible stories, games, crafts and lunch with no charge. For information or to register, call 489-2730.Church to host Saturday SupperThe Third Saturday Supper will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 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 NEWS


8 Riverland News, Thursday, July 3, 2014 FAMILY FEATURES Its easy to throw a 4th of July party that looks like you worked on it for weeks, even if you just started the planning process. Celebrate the holiday in style by serving classic entrees everyone loves and focusing your attention on delicious, easy-to-make desserts. With the right recipes, your sweets will be as captivating as the colorful spectacle of fireworks above.Hot Cinnamon Fireworks Cake: Crushed cinnamon drops add color and a slight hot cinnamon flavor to the inside of the cake, while simple melted candy details make the cake look like a firework bursting.Quick Pickled Strawberry Hand Pies: Pies you can hold in your hand are perfect for a picnic, and this one has a special flavor. With the current love affair with all things pickled, we filled the pies with a pickled strawberry filling. The filling balances sweet and sour for an uncommonly delicious mini pie your party guests will love. No-Bake Cheesecake Star Pops: Fun star-shaped pops of no-bake cheesecake will be a hit with adults and kids alike. Drizzled or dipped in melted Candy Melts candy, these festive star pops are easy to shape in star-shaped silicone treat molds.Mixed Berry and Lemon Mini Icebox Cakes: Sweet, light and airy, these mini icebox cakes pack a refreshing burst of creamy flavor, perfect for the summer. Vanilla wafer cookies are stacked in a flavor-filled mixture of fruit and whipped cream and refrig erated until ready to serve. Your party planning confidence will skyrocket with these delicious dessert ideas from the Wilton test kitchen. For more fun and festive party ideas, visit wilton.com.Hot Cinnamon Fireworks CakeYield: 12 servings 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups (4 sticks) butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 6 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 bottle (6 ounces) Cinnamon Drops, crushed 1 box (1.5 ounces) Blue Colorburst Batter Bits 1 cup sifted confectioners sugar 3 to 4 tablespoons milk Red, white and Royal Blue Candy Melts candy, melted Red, white and blue colored sugars Preheat oven to 350F. Spray Dimensions Cascade Pan with vegetable pan spray. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In second large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, scraping bottom and sides of bowl often. Add vanilla; beat until well combined. Add flour mixture and beat at low speed until just combined. Fold in Cinnamon Drops and blue Batter Bits. Pour into prepared pan; smooth out top. Bake 60 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes oncoolinggrid.Removefrompanandcoolcompletely.Inlargebowl, whisk together confectioners sugar and milk. Drizzle melted candy onto cake to look like fireworks. Sprinkle sugars onto melted candy.Quick Pickled Strawberry Hand PiesYield: 8 hand pies 1 cup red wine vinegar 3/4 cup water 1 cup sugar, plus additional for sprinkling 1/4 teaspoon salt 10 black peppercorns 5 sprigs fresh thyme, plus 1/2 teaspoon roughly chopped fresh thyme leaves, divided 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters (or eighths if berries very large) 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 egg 1 package (14 ounces) refrigerated pie crusts In small saucepan, stir together vinegar, water, 1 cup sugar, salt and peppercorns. Add thyme sprigs. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until boiling; let boil 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over cut strawberries, until fully submerged in liquid. Cover and let sit at room temperature 4 to 8 hours. Preheat oven to 400F. Line cookie pan with parchment paper. Strain straw berries from pickling liquid and discard peppercorns and thyme. Toss berries with cornstarch until evenly coated. In small bowl, whisk egg with 1 tablespoon water until smooth. Unroll pie crusts and cut with 3 1/2-inch round cutter. Each crust yields 8 rounds. To assemble pies, top half of rounds with about 3 tablespoons of berry mixture each. Brush edges of rounds with egg wash. Cut out a hole or pierce remaining rounds with fork. Place on top of berries. Using a fork, press edges of crusts together tightly to seal. Transfer to prepared cookie pan. Brush tops of pies with egg wash and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake 18 to 22 minutes, or until pies are lightly golden and filling is bubbling. Cool slightly before serving. No-Bake Cheesecake Star PopsYield: 6 servings 1 envelope (2 1/4 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup boiling water 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 bag (12 ounces) royal blue Candy Melts candy Lollipop Sticks Prepare 6-cavity Mini Star Silicone Mold with vegetable pan spray. In small bowl, combine gelatin, sugar and water; whisk until com pletely dissolved. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, vanilla and salt with electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add gelatin mixture, beating well. Scrape bottom and sides of bowl. Continue beating until fully combined. Pour into prepared pan. Refrigerate 2 hours or until completely set. Carefully unmold cheesecakes onto cookie pan. Melt small amount of Candy Melts candy. Dip lollipop stick in melted candy and insert 3/4 way into cheese cake stars. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm. In large bowl, melt remaining Candy Melts according to package directions. Drizzle or pipe candy over cheesecake stars as desired. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until set. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Note: Some cream cheeses are firmer than others. Firm is best for this iChbdfllfhfbl Mixed Berry and Lemon Mini Icebox CakesYield: 12 mini cakes 2 cups fresh or frozen mixed berries 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon lemon zest (about 1 lemon) 1 package (4.9 ounces) vanilla wafer cookies Blueberries, raspberries or blackberries, for garnish Line muffin pan with plastic wrap, pressing plastic into each cavity and letting plastic hang over edge of pan. In large skillet, combine mixed berries, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue simmering until berries soften and liquid reduces to 1 cup, about 20 to 25 minutes. Gently mash berries with wooden spoon. Transfer to medium bowl and cool completely. In large bowl, whip cream on medium-high speed until cream holds stiff peaks, about 4 to 5 minutes. Gently fold in berry mixture and zest until completely combined. Place whipped cream in decorating bag and cut off pointed end. To assemble, pipe small amount of whipped cream mixture into each muffin cavity. Lightly press a cookie into whipped cream. Continue layering whipped cream and cookies until cavities are full, finishing with whipped cream layer. You should have 3 layers of cookies. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Remove pan from refrigerator. Remove plastic wrap from top and carefully flip out onto serving platter. Remove wrap from mini cakes. Garnish with additional biifdidSidil Hostapatrioticbash withdazzlingdesserts


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BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1GCEC14W92Z179087 2002 CHEVROLET Published July 3, 2014. 485-0703 RIV 7/23 sale PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: D & D TOWING OF OCALA gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 4125 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, 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: 23 JUL 2014 @ 9AM 2000 STRN VIN # 1G8ZN8279YZ139899 Published July 3, 2014. 491-0703 RIV 7/25 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 07/25/2014 9:00 am at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1GNDX03EX4D164446 2004 CHEVROLET 1MEFM50U15A632939 2005 MERCURY Publish: July 3, 2014. 487-0703 RIV 7/18 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 07/18/2014 9:00 am at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1HGCG2253YA008498 2000 HONDA 2MELM74W4VX676645 1997 MERCURY Publish: July 3, 2014. 492-0703 RIV 8/11 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 08/11/2014 9:00 am at 2157 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 3VWPL7AJ0DM669388 2013 VOLKSWAGEN KMHDH4AE9DU854460 2013 HYUNDAI Publish: July 3, 2014. 472-0710 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NON-RESIDENT NOTICE CAUSE NUMBER 2014-PF-3881 IN THE Probate and Family COURT FOR CUMBERLAND COUNTY, AT CROSSVILLE MELISSA DILLON, Mother/Petitioner VS RICHARD DILLON, Father/Respondent IN THE MATTER OF; BRICE ALEXANDER DILLON (dob 05-22-2007) BRIANNA ARIELLE DILLON (dob 09-15-2010) IN THIS CAUSE, IT APPEARING FROM THE Affidavit by Melissa Dillon, WHICH IS SWORN TO, THAT THE DEFENDANT, Richard Dillon, IS A NON-RESIDENT OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, IT IS ORDERED BY ME THAT PUBLICATION BE MADE FOR FOUR SUCCESSIVE WEEKS, AS REQUIRED BY LAW, IN THE RIVERLAND NEWS, A NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, NOTIFYING SAID NON-RESIDENT DEFENDANT TO FILE AN ANSWER WITH PLAINTIFFS ATTORNEY, Matthew Edwards, WHOSE ADDRESS IS 69 East First Street, Suite #203, Crossville, TN 38555, WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THE LAST DATE OF PUBLICATION, EXCLUSIVE OF SAID LAST DATE OF PUBLICATION, OR A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AND THE CAUSE SET FOR HEARING EX PARTE AS TO said Respondent. THIS 4TH DAY OF JUNE, 2014. /s/ SUE TOLLETT, CLERK AND MASTER /s/ Donna Davenport, Deputy Clerk Published June 19, 26, July 3 & 10, 2014. 488-0703 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF DUNNELLON TREE BOARD TO CONSIDER A TREE REMOVAL REQUEST The Tree Board will hold a public hearing for recommendation to the City Council regarding a tree removal permit application requested by Charles Dillon on behalf of Richard and Virginia Shields to remove one (1) Water Oak tree pursuant to the City of Dunnellon, Code of Ordinances, Subpart A, General Ordinances, Chapter 74, Vegetation, Article II, Trees, located at 11406 Hendrix Drive, Dunnellon, Florida being Parcel Number 33236-000-00. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice. The application, filed under application number PZ1314-73 submitted by Charles Dillon on behalf of Richard and Virginia Shields, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall. For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Tree Board at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105. The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500. Published July 3, 2014. 489-0703 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF DUNNELLON TREE BOARD TO CONSIDER A TREE REMOVAL REQUEST The Tree Board will hold a public hearing for recommendation to the City Council regarding a tree removal permit application requested by Robert Ripple on behalf of Patricia Farris to remove three (3) Cypress trees and one (1) unidentified trees pursuant to the City of Dunnellon, Code of Ordinances, Subpart A, General Ordinances, Chapter 74, Vegetation, Article II, Trees, located at 12181 Palmetto Way, Dunnellon, Florida being Parcel Number 3383-001-004. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice. The application, filed under application number PZ1314-67 submitted by Robert Ripple on behalf of Patricia Farris, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall. For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Tree Board at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105. The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500. Published July 3, 2014. 483-0703 RIV Hardeman, James H. 2014 CP 899 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 2014 CP 899 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES H. HARDEMAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of James H. Hardeman, deceased, whose date of death was April 17, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, FL 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 required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE 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 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. 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 26, 2014. Personal Representative: James L. Hardeman 8839 SE 169th Beaufort, The Villages, Florida 32162 Attorney for Personal Representative: PATRICK L. SMITH, ESQ., Attorney Florida Bar Number: 27044 Law Office of Joseph F. Pippen, Jr. & Associates 179 US Hwy 27, Suite F, Clermont, FL 34711 Telephone: (352) 241-8760 Fax: (352) 241-0220 E-Mail: patricksmith@attypip.com Secondary E-Mail: becky@attypip.com Published June 26 & July 3, 2014. 490-0710 RIV Kelly, Gary K. 2014CP993 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014CP993 IN RE: ESTATE OF GARY K. KELLY a/k/a GARY KENT KELLY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GARY K. KELLY a/k/a GARY KENT KELLY, deceased, whose date of death was May 4, 2014, File Number 2014CP993 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 493-0710 RIV Jarosz, Joseph P. 2014CP958 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2014CP958 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOSEPH P. JAROSZ, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOSEPH P. JAROSZ, deceased, whose date of death was May 23, 2014, File Number 2014CP958, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. 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 July 3, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ JOSEPH W. JAROSZ 61 Highland Avenue, Wallingford, CT 06492 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Joel O. Parker, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0070201 BRETTY & REYNOLDS, P.A.8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 Published July 3 & 10, 2014. 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 July 3, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ DAVID B. KELLY 16600 S.W. 22nd Terrace Road, Ocala, Florida 34473 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ ROBERT J. 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them? If they really did not believe in religion, as they claim, the symbol would not mean anything to them, and furthermore, it would not affect them in any way or fashion. The fact that it offended them reveals to those who have at least two brain cells wandering around upstairs that here is a religious person. Only a religious person would react to a religious symbol. If I am not a religious person, none of this religious symbolism means anything to me and I look at it, then walk on. While I am on the topic, another matter really annoys me. Why is prayer so offensive to these people who say they do not believe in religion? The fact that it makes them angry and offends them tells me something about what they say they believe. Why is it that prayer offends them and why are they so afraid of prayer and of God? Their fear of God suggests that deep down somewhere, past their stomach, they believed God just might exist. This brings to me Pascals wager. If God exists (and Christianity is true) and you choose not to believe, then you lose everything. But, if God exists (and Christianity is true) and you choose to believe, then you gain everything. I do not believe it could be stated any clearer than that. To date nobody has ever proven the Bible to be anything but true. For 2000 years, people have desperately attempted to destroy the Bible or at least discredit it and yet it is the No. 1 seller in the world today. What if this Bible, that nobody can prove to be untrue, is absolutely and positively true? Are these people who say they do not believe willing to wager everything? Why is it I must accept what they do and say, but they do not have to accept what I do and say? Why do I have to respect them, but they do not have to respect me? Is that being a true red, white and blue American patriot? 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