Police Beat and Community Briefs for Feb. 1, 2010

OCKLAWAHA — A 55-year-old Ocklawaha man was killed Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle left the road and struck some trees, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

Cloyd W. Hilyard was westbound on County Road 464C about 1:15 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a left curve about a mile west of County Road 314A, the patrol reported. His 2008 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic overturned and struck some trees.

Hilyard, who had been wearing a helmet, was taken to the Villages Hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead there about 2:35 p.m., the patrol noted in a press release.

Woman hurt after being hit by car

SILVER SPRINGS — An 18-year-old Silver Springs woman was injured early Saturday when she ran into the path of an oncoming car on the western edge of the Ocala National Forest.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Amber L. Rahme was filing a report at the Marion County Sheriff’s substation near County Road 314A and State Road 40 just before 6 a.m. Saturday.

“For unknown reasons,” an FHP release reports, “[she] ran northbound from the substation across SR 40, not at an intersection or pedestrian crosswalk, into the path” of a 1993 Dodge driven by Bryan G. Martin, 37, of DeLand. he suffered minor injuries.

Rahme was airlifted to Shands at the University of Florida, where she was listed in critical condition, according to the FHP release. the hospital reported Sunday afternoon that her condition had been upgraded to fair.

There were no charges filed, pending further investigation, the FHP reported.


Two Ocala women win beauty pageants

A pair of Ocala women were crowned miss Ocala/Marion County and miss Silver Springs on Saturday evening in a joint pageant held on the campus of Central Florida Community College.

The naming of Kelly Redoutey, 19, as miss Ocala/Marion County and Brittany Fornof, 20, as miss Silver Springs returns contestants from Marion County to the miss Florida pageant this summer in St. Petersburg after a year’s absence. the local scholarship competition was called off last year due to lack of sponsorship, said coordinator Kathie Dudley.

“I cried for having to do it,” Dudley said Sunday. “It was our 20th year. Ocala may not be the largest place, but we’re large enough we should have representation in miss Florida.”

Two women from Ocala have been selected miss Florida: Kelli Meierhenry in 1999 and Allison Kreiger in 2006.

Redoutey, a student at the University of South Florida in Tampa, was miss Silver Springs in 2008, Dudley said. the issue she plans to focus on is eating disorder awareness. her talent in the competition was ballet.

This was the third attempt in the competition for Fornof, who attends Rollins College in Winter Park. her community service focus is youth voting. She is a pianist and played “Daring” in the talent competition.

Both women received a $600 scholarship, Dudley said.

Help for those who can’t pay electric

The Central Florida Community Action Agency has funds to help people who cannot pay electricity bills. to qualify for assistance, total household income must be within 150 percent of federal poverty levels. Calls for assistance are accepted the first three Mondays of every month, starting at 8 a.m.

Appointments are given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Walk-ins are not accepted. Priority will be given to households containing elderly or disabled people, children under 5 or applicants who have not previously received services. to schedule an appointment, call 732-3008.

Hospice collecting items for Haitians

Hospice of Marion County inc. and its affiliated companies are sponsoring a drive to benefit Compassion Alliance to assist victims in Haiti.

Donations may be made today through Saturday at any of the three hospice thrift stores, as well as Legacy House, Sylvia’s House, Tuscany House or SummerField Suites.

Material items requested include baby diapers, food, clothing, bottles and bibs; children’s clothing; walkers, canes and adult diapers; hygiene supplies; and non-perishable foods.

Civic Theatre giving scholarships

Ocala Civic Theatre is offering scholarships to Marion County residents planning to major in performing arts at college.

The award amount varies, but it’s a minimum $500 per student. Applications are available at the theater and guidance offices at high schools. Deadline for submitting applications is 5:30 p.m. April 23.

Senior meals set for this week

The following meals will be provided Feb. 1-5 by Marion County Senior Services, a United Way agency, 1101 S.W. 20th Court, Ocala. For more information, call the agency at 620-3438.

Lunch — Delivered by Meals on Wheels

Today: Baked meatloaf with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, baby Brussels sprouts, wheat bread, pineapple chunks, low-fat milk.

Tuesday: Chicken Florentine, penne pasta with garlic oil, tuscan blend vegetables, tossed salad with Italian dressing, wheat bread, orange, low-fat milk.

Wednesday: Sweet and sour pork, wild rice medley, oriental bland vegetables, wheat bread, peaches, low-fat milk.

Thursday: Beef and macaroni, green beans, carrot cuts, Italian bread, birthday cake, low-fat milk.

Friday: Egg salad, sliced beet and onion salad, tossed salad with dressing, wheat bread, fresh fruit, low-fat milk.

Dinner — provided at Marion County Senior Services.

Today: Sliced turkey breast with turkey gravy, sweet potatoes, garden peas, white bread, cranberry orange relish and low-fat milk.

Tuesday: Beef stew, parsley white rice, lima beans, French bread, peaches and low-fat milk.

Wednesday: Grilled chicken breast coq au vin, herb mashed potatoes, Harvard beets, wheat bread, chocolate chip cookie and low-fat milk.

Thursday: Beef tips in sauce, noodles with mushroom gravy, garden peas, wheat bread, fresh fruit and low-fat milk.

Friday: Frankfurter with hot dog bun, baked beans, mixed vegetables, pineapple chunks and low-fat milk.

Police Beat and Community Briefs for Feb. 1, 2010