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Publication Date: 08-26-2011
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BRIEFS WMBA mixer planned at Neighborhood StorageThe West Marion Business Association will hold a Business after Hours on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Neighborhood Storage, 6741 W. State Road 40. INSIDE INDEX 9/11 Events...........................2 Cherrywood......................14 Classified.............................26 Most Wanted.......................6 Oak Run...............................16 Opinion`................................8 OTOW...................................13 Out to Pastor.....................12 Pun Alley.............................20 Puzzles.................................23 The OTOW Lions Club will conduct diabetes and eye screening at Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sept. 10 DIABETES AND EYE SCREENING AARP DRIVING CLASSES SET Page 22 CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 13 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Share your memories of the 9/11 attackWhat do you remember about Sept. 11, 2001? What were you doing when you heard the news? What was your reaction, your feelings as the events of the day unfolded? How did the events of that date change your life? The South Marion Citizen would like to hear from you by Sept. 1. Please keep your responses to about 500 words. The preferred method is by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.com. Well publish the responses in our Sept. 9 edition. Almost everyone has vivid memories of that day. Please share your memories with us. The first day of school proved widely successful for public schools throughout Marion County. As expected, normal first-day challenges late buses due to higher-than-expected rider counts, unregistered students, and new residents unfamiliar with school attendance areas took time out of the first instructional day of the 2011-2012 school year. These issues are normally resolved within the first few days of class. Monday, 39,481 students showed up for their first day eager to begin a new year after their summer vacation. This number is 166 students higher than last years firstday count and about five percent under the projected peak count of 41,540. As usual, the daily attendance figure will climb over the next two months for the official October state count. While most students made it to class without incident, some buses were delayed because of normal first-day procedures including longer-than-anticipated pick-up times at new bus stops and drivers placing colored armbands on students for proper identification. McClain says hell run again in 2012 From OTOW to Iceland Getting paint on both themselves and the chapel, A.J. Clement, in the center (sunglasses) joined his enthusiastic group of former NAS firemen and BRU Kiwanian friends, who enjoy keeping their little chapel ship shape. Below, a view of the interior of the chapel. Local resident returns to help maintain chapel BY ROG PATTERSON Special to the Citizen How is the immediate past president of Friendship Kiwanis club in Ocala, Florida, connected with tidying up a little chapel just off the runways of a former NATO Naval Air Station in Iceland? Although the U.S. Army Air Force ceased controlling the Early Warning system when the Naval Air Station Kaflavik was closed, a small chapel still stood in 2000 to be a reminder for residents of nearby capital city, Reykjavik, during the countrys PHOTO BY FELICIA PRATHER/OCALA MARION COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCEVroom, vroomMembers of the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce got to practice their driving skills at a Business After Hours last week at Ocala Gran Prix, 4121 N.W. 44th Avenue. More photos, Page 26. millennium celebration of 1,000 years as a Christian nation. Eleven years later, it now looks better than ever thanks to volunteers who appreciate the building and look after it. PLEASESEEICELAND PAGE3 County Commissioner Stan McClain, District 3, announced that he will seek re-election in 2012. We have pushed forward during some very tough economic times over the past three years but have kept our countys fiscal house in order by making some tough cuts and by holding the line on our spending, said McClain. The hard work has paid off, and now we are poised to become one of Floridas leaders out of the recession, and I am looking forward to serving with this team one more term to help bring job growth and prosperity back to our community. In 2004 when he first ran for office, McClain ran on what his news release calls a common sense platform of limiting spending, cutting taxes, and improving infrastructure. He has built a reputation as a fiscal conservative with a commitment to encouraging economic development by setting reasonable tax policies and by looking for forward-thinking ideas to spur on job creation, according to the release. McClain says he has also taken strong action to protect Marion Countys springs and natural resources and has been a consensus builder in achieving reasonable water policies. As a leader in the state Chamber of Commerce, as a former House Speaker, and as a former member of the County Commission, I share Stans philosophy that governments role in economic development is to set good tax and regulatory policy and then let our small businesses work, said former House Speaker Larry Cretul. Stan is a thoughtful leader for our community, and we are looking forward to his return to the Commission. McClain Schools off to a good start PLEASESEESCHOOLS PAGE3 Page 3 00091X1

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Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com The following is a list of public events being held to remember 9/11. It will be updated if necessary.Tuesday, Sept. 6 Chamber group presents program at Cultural CenterA Decade Of Remembrance Honoring 9/11 Today and Always will take place Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at On Top of the Worlds Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Join the Retired Professionals and Executives Group, a Program of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber, and Hospice of Marion County for a patriotic program to honor the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. The Ocala Symphony Orchestras brass quintet will perform a variety of patriotic ensembles in conjunction with students at Marion County Public Schools and the University of Florida. Presenting sponsor, Hospice of Marion County, will honor veterans in an official pinning ceremony as part of the Hospice Veterans Partnership program. Local first responders will also be invited and recognized during the ceremony in addition to inclusion of the color guard. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at The Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce, First Avenue National Bank or Ocala/Marion County Visitors & Convention Bureauchecks only, payable to Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds from the event to benefit the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce; the Retired Professionals and Executives Group of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce with a portion being donated to Hospice of Marion County and the Ocala Honor Flight. Event Sponsors: Hospice of Marion County and Lillis Flowers & Gifts.Friday, Sept. 9 Field of Flags at Highland Memorial ParkIn honor of the victims and heroes of Sept. 11, Highland Memorial Park will host the annual Field of Flags Remembrance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9, 10 and 11. This is an event for the entire family. There is no charge to attend. Visitors are welcome from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily. Field of Flags will feature nearly 3,000 American flags, one for each victim and emergency responder who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. On Sunday from 6-9 p.m. a candlelight remembrance will take place while a multi-screen video tribute displays the story of events of and surrounding 9/11. FL Blood Centers will be onsite conducting a blood drive from 5 until 8. There will also be an interactive appreciation banner where visitors may leave messages of sympathy or appreciation for local law enforcement and fire rescue. Highland Memorial Park is at 1515 N.E. Third St. in Ocala. For more information, call 352-3691020. Saturday, Sept. 10 Ceremony at Veterans ParkA 9/11 remembrance ceremony will be held at the Marion County Veterans Park on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m., and will last about one hour. Citizens, veterans and local first responders are invited. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The address of the park is 2528 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Sunday, Sept. 11 Interfaith ceremony at First Congregational ChurchTen years after the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001 transformed our entire world, The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County invites members of all faith and non-faith traditions to come together on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 for a service of remembrance, hope and light at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. The event will begin at 7 p.m. after which light refreshments will be served. Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Christians, Muslims. Jains, Bahai, Mormons, atheists, agnostics and all other members of the human family are welcome to become one in the spirit of universal love and compassion as they share memories, music and words of wisdom from their various liturgies. In so doing, Dr. Hal McSwain, chairman of the event and pastor of the host congregation, believes that we will deny terrorism any victory, honor those who have died, comfort those who still suffer, ennoble our common resolve and strengthen our community and our world. The Interfaith Alliance is a national organization devoted to the protection of faith and freedom and the separation of church and state. It seeks to unite diverse voices in order to challenge extremism and build common ground, echoing the words of renowned author Karen Armstrong who has written that If we want to preserve our humanity, we must make the compassionate voice of religion and morality a vibrant and dynamic force in our polarized world. For more information, please email TIAofMarionCountyFL@gmail.com or call Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970. Ocala Symphony at AppletonThe Ocala Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor and Music Director Matthew Wardell, will perform the first of its four-part SoundArt Music Series Remembering 9/11 in the Auditorium at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. Admission is $15 per person or $55 for the series and includes a preconcert docent tour of the museum at 1, 1:30 and 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Appleton or through the Ocala Symphony Orchestra at 352-351-1606 or www.ocalasymphony.com. Remembering 9/11 will be a somber but uplifting musical program that memorializes the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. Pianist Michael Wittenburg will perform Edward MacDowells classic Sonata Tragica followed by a selection of Americas greatest patriotic music. The OSOs SoundArt Music Series will continue in the months ahead with Back to Baroque on Oct. 2, Fabulous Flute Flare on Jan. 8, 2012, and Percussion! on March 11, 2012. Regular daily admission is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors 55 or better and students 19 and over; $3 for youths ages 10 to 18; and free for members, CF students, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families. Guests attending the OSO performance on Sept. 11 are invited to view the Appletons temporary exhibitions Healing Heart: Witness the Healing Power of Art and Recent Acquisitions, as well as the museums permanent collections of European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African, Islamic and preColumbian artifacts and antiquities. The Appleton Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and closed on Mondays. A 12-month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for all college students and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR40 For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org. EVENTS TO REMEMBER 9/11 0 0 0 9 2 2 V NO INSURANCE? NO INSURANCE? TIRED OF THE WAITING? TIRED OF THE WAITING? 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Transportation issues are a common and expected occurrence during the first two weeks of class. Once drivers become aware of students and students learn their bus route numbers, stop times and locations, these problems dissipate. As of Monday, the districts transportation hotline 352-671-7050 fielded 1,450 calls compared to last years 1,705 calls on the first day. This hotline offers immediate help to parents with bus questions and concerns and operates 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every school day. As well, the districts Technology Help Desk answered more than 440 calls, down from last years 677 calls from classroom teachers and other school technology users. Despite public education efforts, school administrators sent 495 seventh graders out-of-class because they did not have proof of their state-required immunizations. Last year, 488 seventh graders were turned away.Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 9:00 am 4:00 pm (DEADLINE 4:00 pm TUESDAY) Free Services BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Announcements HOT TUB SPA Never Used, warranty, Maintenance free cabinet cover & seats 5. Retails for $4995. sacrifice for $2195. Can Deliver 727-851-3217 Personal/ Beauty F/T or P/T Hairstyles Booth rental available or commission w/following. Pleasant working conditions 352 840-5434 352-615-3733 Spas/Hottubs 2011 HOT TUB Holds 6, New, Warranty, 81 Jets, LED Lights, Sound Sys. Waterfall Retails $9,999. Asking $3,800. 352-400-4165 Sporting Goods Club Car Golf Cart Electric, Fully Equipped Excellent Cond. $1,150 Call Anytime (352)873-3505 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Taxidermy, ED or PEGGY (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Floor Lamp and Table lamp matching, new Floral Rug 6x9 (352)732-2064 VINNYS RECYCLING 352-237-4447 FREE Haul Away Service Dont throw it Away...CALL US WE BUY EVERYTHINGCall Us First! 24/7 After Hours 352-615-4277 WANTED HOUSE or MOBILE Any Ar ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Pets DOG-Lost! male Shar pei, light brown, with darker face, & blonde butte. $300 Reward! please call 850-819-4231 Mobile Homes For Rent CRYSTAL RIVER2/1, $450. mo. + Dep. 2/2, $475. mo + Dep. 352-795-0061 Rent: Houses Unfurnished Pine Run 55+ Comm 2/2 incls. recreation, TV, trash, yard care,$625 close to everything (352) 465-8348 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. On Top Of The World FOR SALE BY HOMEOWNER 2/2/1 End Villa. Lots of extras. $75,500 Check list #ORL27190 forsalebyowner.com352-861-5666 Waterfront Homes 7075 W Riverbend Rd 3/2, propane generator, AScreened pool/hot tub area separates house & lg guesthouse on Withlacoochee River at Lake Rousseau.Fenced 0.56 acre lot. Boat dock, fire place, LAN, unattached 50 X 30 garage w/attic storage.Full deck on water side w/wet covered tiki bar & covered firewood storage. All sinks have RO filters.Spiral staircase to loft studio/BR with N, S & W natural light, large unattached storage shed. Mature oaks & young fruit trees. All appliances & whatever else buyer wants, Extra washer/dryer in garage.Priced 10K below recent appraisal at 250K for quick sale. Will be 270K plus when agent contract is signed in thirty days. Contact Charlie Callahan. (352) 509-7206, 228-1847, Email: tontok@tampabay.rr. com. See www. owners.com/fl/dunnellon/7075-W-RiverbendRd/TWG0564 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 We Buy Any Vehicle Perfect Condition or not so perfect, Titled, no title, no problem. I will pay up to $15,000 for Vehicles. Any make, Any model. Call A.J. (813) 335-3794 Cars HONDA 2008 Accord Low.mi. 4 Door Royal Blue, $16,500 betweem 9-6 Message (352)239-4198 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 Steve Zrowka 0008YZD L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Read the classifieds Built in 1953, it served as the office for quality control engineers during USAFs Early Warning radar facilities construction. When no longer needed for that function, it was converted into a chapel for base personnel. But, as soon as the radar was activated, it became apparent the building was obstructing system performance. Choosing to relocate rather than demolish the chapel, site personnel volunteers built a new foundation and a contractor donated use of their cranes to complete move number one in 1956. The base fire department donated a chapel bell in 1958 which is still in use today. So, when Early Warning operations were shut down in 1988, it seemed natural when base firemen volunteered to relocate the chapel again; this time to their NAS Fire & Emergency Services base of operations, where it stands today. The chapel stays open and available to firemen to relax during their 24hour shifts. But, by that time, the building was in need of serious restoration. Back to our original question. Following his retirement from 31 years of active duty in the USAF, On Top of the World resident Allen J. Clement, was hired for a Navy job in support of crews improving military and civilian facilities all over Iceland. The Naval Air Station was one of these projects, enabling Clements to become familiar with the firemens little chapel. A.J., as Clements prefers to be called, joined the local BRU Kiwanis club in 1983. In Icelandic, br means bridge. With 30 to over 60 members from Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Netherlands and United States, as well as Icelanders, the acronym BRU was also intended to mean Build Richer Understanding between nations, or bridge between nations. To read more about BRU, initiated in 1973 by Icelandic and German Kiwanis clubs, take a look at www.geocities.ws/NapaValley/2523/kiwlinka.htm. The BRU Kiwanians contributed to their Icelandic neighbors in many ways and, during A.J.s term as club president, BRU learned the firemens reserve funds for repairing the chapel had run out. According to A.J.s recollections, BRU donated money to the chapel restoration, also worked with base contractors getting them to donate materials such as new windows and doors, as well as provided manpower to help restore the chapel. When the NAS Kaflavik was closed in 2006 and only international airport facilities continued civilian operations, the international membership of BRU Kiwanis club also disbanded. However, A.J.s wife, Petra, is a native Icelander and they often return as visitors. So A.J. completes the connection, saying, We were back in Iceland during 2010 on vacation and my fireman friends approached me to help out in re-painting the chapel. As you can see in the pictures, it was great fun to help restore the chapel one more time. ICELANDCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Naval Air Station Fire & Emergency Services members are able to relax in their chapel during 24-hour shifts. SCHOOLS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 AARP Driver Safety Classes are scheduled for several different locations in Marion County during the month of September. They include: Sept. 2 and 6, 10 a.m., Ocala Nissan, 2200 S.W. College Road, reservations Linda Holt, 352-489-0656. Sept. 5 and 6, 10 a.m., Highlands Baptist Church, 3530 S.E. Fort King St., reservations Harold Girard, 352-304-6018. Sept. 7 and 9, 9 a.m., SummerGlen Community Center, reservations Linda Holt, 352-489-0656. Sept. 8 and 9, 8 a.m., On Top of the World, Circle Square Commons #4, reservations Ed Hobbs, 352-237-6065. Sept. 8 and 9, 8 a.m., Sheriffs Southwest District office, 9048 State Road 200, reservations, Joe Briggs, 352-237-2971. Sept. 21 and 22, 9 a.m., Cherrywood Community Center, reservations, Howard Brouillard, 352-291-1892. Sept. 21 and 23, noon, Prestige 55, TimberRidge Suite 300, reservations Linda Holt, 352-489-0656. Sept. 27 and 28, 1 p.m., Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse, reservations, Dale Stevenson, 352-489-1574. Sept. 27 and 29, 1 p.m., Wellness Center, 9850 S.W. 84th Court, reservations, Linda Holt, 352-489-0656. Notice: Due to increasing interest, a one-day class is being scheduled for the month of October. Reservations are now being accepted for this class. Volunteer Instructors makes this free service possible. The only cost is to cover books and related material. A check made out to AARP Driver Safety Program in the amount of $14 is paid at class time. (AARP members only pay $12 per person.) Only 25 seats are available in each class. Advanced Reservation may also be made to the National Reservation Number by calling toll free: 1800-227-7669. September AARP driver safety classes Homeschool help availableAre you a Marion County Homeschooler looking to make more friends for trips, projects, outings and play dates? Are you thinking about homeschooling and would like a place to ask questions, get advice or voice concerns? Be sure to check out an inclusive, everyone is welcome group that is very active and always looking to make new friends. Come check us out! http://ocalahomeschooling.com or call: 352-5087465. Chamber at the races PHOTO BY FELICIA PRATHERCurtis Sayler, USA Home Inspections, lets everyone know hes ready to take a spin at the Ocala Gran Prix last week during the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce Business after hours. Below, some of the visitors enjoy some refreshments. PHOTO BY JIM CLARK Above, Laura and Don Ewoldt take advantage of some of the food at the Chambers Business After Hours at Ocala Gran Prix, 4121 N.W. 44th Ave. at the flea market. 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Saturday, Aug. 27 Back to School Bash Ocala West United Methodist Church will host a Back to School Bash for Kids, Saturday, Aug. 27, from 3 to 6 p.m., for children 4 years to 5th grade. Magician at 3, clowns at 4, food at 5. Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala, call 352-854-9550.Used book sale There will be a sale of used books, CDs and other small crafts to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie in Friendship Center, 8445 S.W. State Road 200. For information call 352-291-1962.African Violet Club meetsThe African Violet Club of Ocala meeting this month is Aug. 27 and is held every fourth Saturday of the month except in December. It is at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriff's Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation) at 9048 S.W. Highway 200 in Ocala. Bring in your favorite Gesneriad or African violet to show the club. It's always fun to see what people enjoy and share. Refreshments are served at our break. Everyone is welcome and the public is invited. For more information please contact our Club President, Laura Perdomo at pretyinsde@netzero.net or call 352-625-6467 or visit our website at www.AfricanVioletClubofOcala.org. Tuesday, Aug. 30 Breast cancer support group meets The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., in Room 104 at 1 p.m. The Aug. 30 meeting will be a presentation on Fitness and Nutrition by Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director at On Top Of The World. For further information contact Gail Tirpak 352-2916904. Thursday, Sept. 1 WOW Singles to meet WOW Singles will meet at the following locations. No dues. Please call 352-861-9487 or 352-237-5842 for more info. Sept. 1, Thursday, 4 p.m., Stumpknockers, 13821 S.W. State Road 200. Sept. 15, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Olive Garden, 3363 S.W. College Road.Saturday, Sept. 3 Chess club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276. Historical Novel Society to meet The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on first Saturdays, 1 p.m. at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Valerie Weston will present "How Writers Can Use Google Docs" on Sept. 3. Everyone interested in historical fiction is welcome. Call Marian Fox 352-726-0162.Friday, Sept. 9 If youre Shirley, youre invitedIf you go by the name Shirley youre invited to join the Shirley Club for lunch at Mimis Caf, 4414 S.W. College Road, at noon on Sept. 9. For information about the club, go to www.shirleyclubusa.com. Friday, Sept. 16 Fundraiser for Operation Christmas ChildA fundraiser for Operation Christmas Child, collecting items to fill shoe boxes or donations, will take place at the Walmart on State Road 200 on Sept. 16-17, and the Walmart on Southwest 19th Avenue Road and 27th Avenue on Oct. 7-8. Saturday, Sept. 17 Golf event to benefit Special Olympics The inaugural Be a Fan benefit golf tournament for Special Olympics Marion County, sponsored by the Ocala Palms Community, will be Saturday, Sept. 17, at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. There will be donuts, juice and coffee at 7:30 a.m. and a four-person best ball shotgun scramble at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $75 per player and includes green fees and cart, range balls and buffet lunch. There will be prizes and raffles. For sponsorship and team registration forms contact Peter Kowal at 352-629-5407 or e-mail peterkowal@embarqmail.com, or Diane Peterson, 352-690-1643 or e-mail dlpdiane@embarqmail.com. All About K ids Ex po at M all An All About Kids Expo will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Paddock Mall parking lot behind Sears from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free. The Lions Club vision and hearing screening van will be on site for free screenings. Children of all ages are welcome, Screenings are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your I-pods or MP3 players and plug them into CHIP and he can tell you if youre listening at a safe volumn. There will be Ocala Police Dept.. Kids Safety information and the Marion County Sheriffs Ofice D&A Kits/Cadet Program. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The event is hosted by Lions Club and Citrus Hearing Impaired Program services (CHIP). The Florida Masonic child ID program will also be there. Sunday, Sept. 18 German American group to celebrate The German American Club of Marion County will host an Oktoberfest on Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Marion Oaks Community Center; doors open at noon and dinner will be at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 per member and $25 per non-member. Meal includes chicken schnitzel, bratwurst, leberkaese with onions, sauerkraut, red cabbage, German potato salad, spaetzle and apple strudel. Music provided by Bavarian Oskar. Attire is either Lederhosen, Dirndle or dressy casual. For tickets, call Liz or Joe at 352-732-6368. Monday, Sept. 19 Christian 12 Step fashion show The Christian 12 Step Ministry of Ocala, an addiction alcohol and substance abuse recovery program, is holding its first fashion show and luncheon. All proceeds will benefit the Christian 12 Step Ministry in their mission to help those in need of substance recovery. The show will take place on Monday, Sept. 19 at noon in the Royal Oaks Golf Club Dining Room at Oak Run Country Club in Ocala. Tickets are $25 per person and include lunch, entertainment, door prizes and a fashion show exclusively by Bealls Department Store. Christian substance abuse treatment effectively combines spiritual healing with a traditional rehabilitation program. The Christian 12 Step Ministry helps heal lives and families here in our community. This fun event of fashion and pampering will help support their mission and our community. Please contact Laurie Smith at 352-861-0296, Catherine Vibber at 352-208-4261, or Jeryl Durrand at 352-3906766 for tickets or information. Tickets are also available at Great American Coffee Roasters, 816 S. Magnolia Ave. in Ocala. The Christian 12 Step Ministrys mission and direction is to be a community resource providing Bible-based education in recovery and deliverance of substance and behavioral addiction to anyone seeking help, while promoting and protecting spiritual health. 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Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, Sept. 24 Womens retreat plannedWomen's Retreat, 9 a.m. "Beyond Your Wildest Imagination", live in unity in the church and at home (Ephesians 1). Guest speaker Sharon Thomas, Footsteps Ministry, Newport News, Virginia. Door prizes, Continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack. This is a free event for all women; a love offering will be taken. Informational and registration brochures are available. Childcare available with notification. Register by Sept. 4 and be entered in a drawing for a Restaurant Gift Card. For more information contact Sharon Lombardo, 352-307-5101 or email CCOMCWomensMinistry@yahoo.com. Christ's Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off SR200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org. Trash to Treasure saleThe Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. County Road 484, will have its annual Trash to Treasure Sale on Saturday Sept. 24. (Rain date Oct. 1). This will be an outdoor event. Crafters, Flea Market and Food Venders are invited to attend. Spaces will be 10 x 10, with many of them being in the shade, and rent for $ 15 each. Set up will begin at 6 a.m. with the sale beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. You must provide your own tables. Please call Al Sickle 352-208-5664 or Maryann Brennan 352-347-2428 for further information and registration forms. Fort King Festival plannedThe Fort King Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Appleton Museum of Art College of Central Florida, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, featuring living history exhibits and demonstrations of skills of early settlers. For information, call 352-629-2773 or 352-694-2529. Saturday, Oct. 1 Palm Cay craft fairOn Oct. 1, Palm Cay will have its craft fair which will be open to the public. The fair will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clubhouse. There will be a baked goods sale going on at the same time and also a quilt raffle. Our kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to buy a hot dog for lunch along with something to drink. Friday, Oct. 7 VFW plans flea market VFW Post 4781 will hold a flea market on Oct. 7 and 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. There will be bargains galore inside out out. The organization needs your donations of household goods, small or large. Proceeds benefit Veterans Services. Small items may be brought in boxes, and left in the corner of the dining room. We can pick up large items. Hot Dogs and hamburgers will be available along with a bake sale. Larger donations call Art for pickup of large items at 352-2090668. Want your own table to sell your items? Tables available at $10 per day, or $15 for 2 days. Call Phoebe for table rental at 352854-8535. VFW Post 4781 is located off State Road 200 behind Sims Furniture, across from Oak Run, telephone 352-8734781. Tuesday, Oct. 18 Food for Thought at Our RedeemerA "Food for Thought" luncheon will be hosted by the Parish Nurses at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200. The guest speaker will be John Podkomorski. The event will be Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. A count is needed for the luncheon so please call 352-368-4028. Christs Church of Marion CountyFriday, Aug. 26: Forever Young Ministry Hollywood" party. Come dressed as your favorite Hollywood personality and walk the Red Carpet. Food, prizes, fun! 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27: Men's Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28: Sunday School, 10 a.m. Worship Service, 11 a.m., 'What the Bible Has to Say About Feminism'. Wednesday, Aug. 31: Bible Study, "Healing is a Choice", 7 p.m. The church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Open registration at Beth Israel schoolCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala announces open registration of its religious school, Congregation Beth Israel School of Jewish Education. The school currently meets once a week on Sunday mornings at various places in the community. The curriculum consists of Jewish life cycle and history, Hebrew, Bible, holidays and traditions as well as courses on Israel and pre-bar and bat mitzvah and confirmation classes. The school caters to the individual needs of the students and parent participation is encouraged. The staff consists of caring, experienced teachers. Suzanne Boetger is Educational Director. For further information and enrollment contact Suzanne at theboetgers@yahoo.com or Judi at 352-237-8277. Temple Bnai DaromHigh Holy Days are fast approaching. Temple Bnai Darom, a traditional reformed temple, and our spiritual leader for more than 25 years, Rabbi Harold Jaye, would like to invite you to celebrate the holidays with us. Rosh Hashanah services are Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m., Thursday Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. and Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. (Sabbath of Repentance). Yom Kippur, Friday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. Tickets for non-members are $60 per person. Tickets are included for members. To make reservations for services, contact Helmut at 352-861-9969. To make reservations for break the fast, contact Penny, 352-680-1626.Christian Life Assembly of GodYou are invited to participate in Back to Church Sunday at Christian Life Assembly of God. The date is Sunday, Sept. 18 at 10:45 a.m. There you will find relevant teaching to help you live life. Join us and see what church ahs to offer you. Christian Life Assembly of God is at 9644 S.W. County Road 484 (near State Road 200) in Ocala. For information, call 352-237-6950. Tom Markham is pastor. RELIGION The Nature Coast All Veterans Reunion needs vendors of all kinds, and sponsors, for the weekend of Oct. 7 to Oct. 9. Food, crafts, merchandise, etc. Sites start at $175 for a 10-by10-foot space, including a refundable $50 cleanup fee. Larger sites available. Deadline is Aug. 31. The regional event and parking are free. American Legion Post 225 is the host and displays include the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, Florida Purple Heart Memorial Wall, Korean War Memorial, the Moving Tribute to those who have died in the Global War on Terror and 9/11, other military displays, and live bands. The event will be open Oct. 2 to 9 at the Holcim Corporation site on U.S. 19, seven miles north of Crystal River. For info and applications, visit www.NatureCoastVeteransReunion.org., or call Richard Hunt at 407-579-6190, Tom Gallagher at 352-8601629, or Lee Helscel at 352-238-5692. Vendors, displays wanted for all-veterans reunion LAWN CARE (352) 598-2646 Edward Tobin 000928M TOBIN LAWN CARE Landscaping Services Commercial & Residential Full Service Lawn Care Tree & Shrub Trimming mending ways to reduce it since its formation in 1997. But with industrial and agricultural activity throughout Gulf and Midwestern states only increasingand Mother Nature not making the job any easierthe task force has an uphill battle on its hands to say the least. CONTACT: Mississippi Basin/Gulf of Mexico Water Nutrient Task Force, www.epa.gov/owow_keep/ msbasin. D ear E arthTalk : I am a retailer and have had cus tomers ask w hether the plastic b ags in w ine b o x es are B P A free or not What can I tell them ? Chris Tod via e mail The short answer is: It depends. A fairly recent innovation in wine packaging, the so-called Bag-inBox (BIB) dispenser makes use of a plastic bag with a nozzle surrounded by a corrugated cardboard box. The whole package sits easily on a shelf and usually features a built-in spout for easy pouring and resealing. The main benefit is that each box can hold about four bottles-worth of wine, and the BIB technology prevents oxidation, keeping the wine fresh for up to six weeks after the seal has been broken initially. Besides costing less to manufacture than glass bottles, the Bag-in-Box apparatus, invented by Scholle packaging a half century ago, weighs significantly less, stacks more efficiently (meaning more wine can go with each container load) and will not shatter if dropped. As such, they are easier to transport, which keeps costs down and reduces the carbon footprint of the entire distribution process. While U.S. wine buyers traditionally have viewed wine in a box as cheap and unsavory, several American and European wineries are working to turn that view around by putting out award-winning vintages by the box. Eco-conscious yet no less discriminating wine consumers are helping to drive the growing demand for boxed wines in the U.S., which currently command about 10 percent of U.S. supermarket wine sales. But boxed wine may have an environmental dark side: Some of the plastic bags inside the boxes contain Bisphenol-A (BPA), a synthetic chemical that has been in use for four decades to strengthen plastic food containers and other items but recently has been linked to a range of human health problems. A growing amount of scientific research has linked BPA exposure to altered development of the brain and behavioral changes, a predisposition to prostate and breast cancer, reproductive harm, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease, reports the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The bags are made out of #7 plastic, a catchall category typically containing mixed types of plastic (polycarbonate), combined for various practical reasons. As more and more research comes to light, many environmentalists and public health advocates are warning consumers to avoid storing any food or drinks in containers made out of #7 plastic, as there is likelihood that BPA could be part of the mix. Most wineries offering boxed wines make it clear if their plastic bags do not contain BPA. For one, Scholle Packaging, inventors of the BIB system and one of the largest wine box manufacturers, uses only BPA-free #7 plastic in their bags. Perini, Campo Largo, Bota Box and many other box wines come in BPAfree packaging. The simple way to know is to read the labels when youre wine shopping. Also, dont think that by avoiding boxed wine you are necessarily avoiding BPA. Researchers have found that the plastic stoppers so many of us use to cap an unfinished bottle, not to mention the lining of concrete vats used to store wine at many wineries, contain and can leach BPA into your glass. Thats not to say that all wine contains BPA; quite the contrary, in fact, as most bottled wine still never comes into contact with plastic and as such does not carry any BPA-stigma. Regardless, the more you know, the safer you can beso that the worst thing you get from your wine is a hangover. CO N T A CT S: S cholle www. scholle com ; N R D C www. nrdc org ; B ota B o x, www.b ota b o x. com EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial. 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Check Out Our Website At: www.ocalaflretirementhomes.com Lou Serago Broker/Associate 804-0159 #1 Team Partners Pat McCullough 299-6688 Charlie Takesian 207-9588 John Kapioski 208-1635 Dennis Witzgall 615-8794 JaeAnn Witzgall 615-8731 Louise Pace 361-4312 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Lois Lane 789-4516 Stimmel Brooks Team Pat 895-5160 Jerry 274-0930 Jim Petticrew Broker/Manager 216-5852 Michelle & Joe Gercie 425-5408 425-5409 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 THE STIMMEL-BROOKS TEAM Featured Home of the Week Pat Stimmel 895-5160 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 We are your Oak Run Specialists We Live, Work & Play Here! The Perfect Place to Live, the PERFECT Time to Buy! Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, where over 85% of buyers are looking! www.CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com TEAM #1 Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 JAEDEN TEAM DOUBLE THE EFFORT 615-8794 JAEANN 615-8731 DENNIS WITZGALL NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! 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MOTIVATED SELLER! $81,200 MLS#349258 John Kapioski 208-1635 3/2/2 or 2/2/2 with den villa, Chesapeake Model in Oak Run Country Club, light and bright. Maintained lot, enjoy encl lanai and treed backyard. $116,500 MLS#338487 John Kapioski 208-1635 RENTALS NOW AVAILABLE! Beautiful Villa 2/2/1.5 with new carpet in bedrooms, laminate floors, private treed backyard. Extra large pantry & eat-in kitchen. Beautiful new furniture included. Maintenance includes lawn care and water for irrigation. $90,000 MLS#357435 Lou Serago 804-0159 Two master suites, lanai, and newer appliances $750/mo. Cute as a button w/glassed in lanai $725/mo. 3 Bedrm, 3 bath, 2 car gar. inc. sep in-law suite $950/mo. 2/2/2 w/den and lanai $799/mo. AND THEREs MORE!! Call LOIS LANE 352-789-4516 Popular St. Augustine model but EXPANDED! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, fenced yard, Huge lanai, newer roof and A/C. Wet bar in formal dining room. Great Buy! $118,000 MLS#362137 Lou Serago 804-0159 2/2/2, 1528 SF, Newport Model. Newer A/C & roof. Front porch, big backyard, clean & ready to move in! Some furniture available. $109,900 MLS#354793 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 8486 SW 108th Lane Directions at Gates. Beautiful Dogwood, maintained to perfection inside and out. Newer appliances, all new flooring. Owner financing available. $57,900 MLS#357711 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 2/2/2 Georgetown model on large lot with beautiful backyard. All appliances. Laundry room. Newer roof. Enclosed lanai. $114,900 MLS#349275 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 2/2/1.5 Hampton model. Double doors to master suite, large walk-in closet, eat-in kitchen plus dining room, cathedral ceilings, glassed-in lanai. Tons of cabinets and counter space. $57,800 MLS#362645 Lois Lane 789-4516

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Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The typically tidy Ram or Ewe might want to butt out until things are settled on the home front. But get involved and let your Ovine sense of order help restore domestic tranquility. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bovines flair for fine-tuning complicated fiscal dealings comes in handy when an unexpected financial problem arises. Stay with it until its resolved to your satisfaction. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Family aspects remain strong. There might be some unresolved difficulties, but continued attempts to smooth things over eventually prove to be successful. A major purchase looms. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A promise that was made but never kept suddenly reemerges in your life. You now have to decide if youre still interested in what it offers or if youve moved past it. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Romance comes to unattached Leos and Leonas who have been waiting for Cupid to target them for far too long. Domestic purr-fection is also enhanced for paired Felines. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You need to take a muchneeded break from that demanding project before too much energy-draining tension sets in. And dont be ashamed to ask for help. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Change makes demands that you might find unwelcome at this time. But instead of concentrating on the short run, look toward potential benefits down the road. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You have a gift for reviving projects that seem beyond repair. Use that same ability to restore a relationship that seems to have turned from loving to lifeless. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Expect to be asked to use your combined wisdom and humor to resolve a problem. After all, folks not only value your advice, they also like how you give it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Most people consider you solid and steady. But you also can be quite capricious (which is a Latin word for describing the behavior of Goats) when it suits your needs. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) People treat you as you wish to be treated. So if you want a change in your relationship, make it happen. Also expect someone to reveal some long-held secrets. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Stay with the decision you made, despite a sudden torrent of advice to the contrary from well-meaning people. Remember: You know your needs better than anyone. BORN THIS WEEK: You like things tidy, with no loose ends. You also enjoy research and would make an excellent investigative reporter or scientist. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Marions Most Wanted Douglas Aldridge 42, Felony bench warrant failure to appear arraignment count 1 possession of hydrocodone. Reginald Barron 45, Felony count 1 robbery-strongarm. Demario Carter 20, Felony bench warrant failure to appear sentencing count 1 robbery by sudden snatching without deadly weapon. Lori Goodman 27, Felony count 1 grand theft count 2 criminal mischief. Brandon Martindale 24, Felony count 1 grand theft. Trasheka Moore 29, Bench warrant for failure to appear conference count 1 battery. Willie Thomas is 17 years old. Michael Eugene Smith is 16 years old. Javaris D. Blunt is 15 years old. All are in the Marion County Juvenile Detention for residential burglaries and grand theft charges. Its important the community knows about these three, because of their criminal histories, said Judge Cochran, Marion County Sheriffs Office Public Information Officer. Our detectives know, just days after getting out of jail, two of three teens returned to their criminal ways, Cochran added. Detectives say Thomas and Smith were placed in the Marion County Juvenile Detention on June 30, 2011. They faced burglary charges. Thomas and Smith were released July 22, 2011 and the kick-in burglaries started July 28, 2011. Our detectives are working as many as 15 cases of which they believe Smith, Thomas and Blunt are responsible for the crimes, said Cochran. Detectives arrested Thomas, Smith and Blunt on Saturday, Aug. 20. Heres what detectives say they know: August 14, 2011 The front door of a home along SE 67th Place, Ocala, was kicked-in and Smith along with Thomas took items valued at $700. August 19, 2011 The front door of a home along SE 51st Ave., Belleview, was kicked-in. Smith, Blunt and Thomas took items totaling $4200 in value. August 19, 2011 Along Juniper Way, Ocala, the front door was kicked-in and Blunt, Smith and Thomas took $3975 worth of items from the home. August 20, 2011 Smith and Blunt kicked-in the door of a home along Larch Drive, ransacked the home and took $2500 of the homeowners property. If you know of more criminal activities, please call Detective Brandon Spillman at 352-438-5940 or the Crime Stoppers at 352-368-7867. Under Floridas Public Records Law, the names of anyone charged with a felony are public record, regardless of the suspects age. Juveniles face burglary, theft charges AARP Driver Safety Classes are scheduled for several different locations in Marion County during the month of September. They include: Sept. 2 and 6, 10 a.m., Ocala Nissan, 2200 S.W. College Road, reservations Linda Holt, 352-489-0656. Sept. 5 and 6, 10 a.m., Highlands Baptist Church, 3530 S.E. Fort King St., reservations Harold Girard, 352304-6018. Sept. 7 and 9, 9 a.m., SummerGlen Community Center, reservations Linda Holt, 352-489-0656. Sept. 8 and 9, 8 a.m., On Top of the World, Circle Square Commons #4, reservations Ed Hobbs, 352-237-6065. Sept. 8 and 9, 8 a.m., Sheriffs Southwest District office, 9048 State Road 200, reservations, Joe Briggs, 352-237-2971. Sept. 21 and 22, 9 a.m., Cherrywood Community Center, reservations, Howard Brouillard, 352-291-1892. Sept. 21 and 23, noon, Prestige 55, TimberRidge Suite 300, reservations Linda Holt, 352-489-0656. Sept. 27 and 28, 1 p.m., Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse, reservations, Dale Stevenson, 352-489-1574. Sept. 27 and 29, 1 p.m., Wellness Center, 9850 S.W. 84th Court, reservations, Linda Holt, 352-489-0656. Notice: Due to increasing interest, a one-day class is being scheduled for the month of October. Reservations are now being accepted for this class. Volunteer Instructors makes this free service possible. The only cost is to cover books and related material. A check made out to AARP Driver Safety Program in the amount of $14 is paid at class time. (AARP members only pay $12 per person.) Only 25 seats are available in each class. Advanced Reservation may also be made to the National Reservation Number by calling toll free: 1800227-7669. September AARP driver safety classes set Residents who want to get more engaged with their local government have some fresh opportunities to act. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners is currently accepting applications for slots on the following volunteer advisory boards. The Board of Adjustment is looking for one member to serve an unexpired term. Adjustment board members review and make decisions regarding citizen requests for variances or special exceptions under the Marion County Land Development Code and hear and decide appeals concerning land development code interpretations. The License Review Board is seeking six members to serve four-year terms. Board members investigate and hear complaints regarding competency of licensed contractors and may issue corrective actions as a result of investigations or hearings. Applicants should be licensed in building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, heating/cooling or general contractor work. The Tourist Development Council is searching for one member to serve a four-year term. Council members meet once a quarter to make recommendations regarding the effective use of tourist development tax revenues. Council applicants must be a Marion County registered voter and involved in the tourism industry; owners or operators of hotels/motels or other tourist accommodations subject to tax are ineligible for this vacant seat. To obtain an application, contact the Marion County Commission Office (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala; 352438-2323) or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/Commissioners/Forms/CO_AdvisoryBoardAppl.pdf. 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E Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is a dead zone in an ocean or other body of water? Victor Paine, Tallahassee, FL So-called dead zones are areas of large bodies of watertypically in the ocean but also occasionally in lakes and even rivers that do not have enough oxygen to support marine life. The cause of such hypoxic (lacking oxygen) conditions is usually eutrophication, an increase in chemical nutrients in the water, leading to excessive blooms of algae that deplete underwater oxygen levels. Nitrogen and phosphorous from agricultural runoff are the primary culprits, but sewage, vehicular and industrial emissions and even natural factors also play a role in the development of dead zones. Dead zones occur around the world, but primarily near areas where heavy agricultural and industrial activity spill nutrients into the water and compromise its quality accordingly. Some dead zones do occur naturally, but the prevalence of them since the 1970swhen dead zones were detected in Chesapeake Bay off Maryland as well as in Scandinavias Kattegat Strait, the mouth of the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the northern Adriatichints at mankinds impact. A 2008 study found more than 400 dead zones worldwide, including in South America, China, Japan, southeast Australia and elsewhere. Perhaps the most infamous U.S. dead zone is an 8,500 square mile swath (about the size of New Jersey) of the Gulf of Mexico, not far from where the nutrient-laden Mississippi River, which drains farms up and down the Midwest, lets out. Besides decimating the regions once teeming shrimp industry, low oxygen levels in the water there have led to reproductive problems for fish, leading to lack of spawning and low egg counts. Other notable U.S. dead zones today occur off the coasts of Oregon and Virginia. Fortunately, dead zones are reversible if their causes are reduced or eliminated. For example, a huge dead zone in the Black Sea largely disappeared in the 1990s following the fall of the Soviet Union, after which there was a huge spike in the cost of chemical fertilizers throughout the region. And while this situation was largely unintentional, the lessons learned have not been lost on scientists, policymakers and the United Nations, which has been pushing to reduce industrial emissions in other areas around the globe where dead zones are a problem. To wit, efforts by countries along the Rhine River to reduce sewage and industrial emissions have reduced nitrogen levels in the North Seas dead zone by upwards of 35 percent. In the U.S., dead zones have also been reduced in the Hudson River and San Francisco Bay following clean-up efforts. Hypoxic conditions continue to plague the Gulf of Mexico, however, with matters made worse by pollution unleashed by Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, as well as by a federal push to increase Midwest corn production, which effectively loads even more algae-inducing nutrients into the already overloaded system. The Mississippi Basin/Gulf of Mexico Water Nutrient Task Force, a coalition of federal, state and tribal agencies, has been busy monitoring the dead zone and recomFriday, August 26, 2011 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Five generations Mary McAlister of Emeritus West is one of the five generations shown. She moved to Florida in 1921 when she was 2 years old, and is the author of a book of family history called Coosa County Girl. She was born in Alabama. Shown in the photos are second generation Judy McAlister; third generation Sar Lee, on right, standing in for Michelle Graves, granddaughter; fourth generation, Lori Graves, great granddaughter on left; and fifth generation, Orion, Loris baby. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners in cooperation with the Marion County Public Library System, will offer the Ready to Read: Zero to Three Community Expo for parents and caregivers of children ages 0 3. It will be Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marion County Public Library, Headquarters-Ocala (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd.). From the day they are born, children are capable of learning the skills they need to become good readers. By talking, singing and reading with infants and toddlers, parents and caregivers are their childs first teachers. The Ready to Read: Zero to Three Community Expo will offer parents and caregivers helpful tips to provide a healthy and stimulating learning environment for infants and toddlers. Expo attendees will be able to visit learning stations and exhibits, talk with experts from local agencies, participate in activity tables and enjoy live entertainment and giveaways. For more information, call the Marion County Public Library System at 352-6718551. The Ready to Read: Zero to Three Community Expo is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is administered by the Library and Information Services division of the Florida Department of State. Ready to Read: Zero to Three Expo to be offered at library Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Eager to share your love of books or games or prayer? We are looking for volunteers to read books or facilitate games for our Hospice patients and residents at local Assisted Living Facilities and on the Oncology unit at Ocala Regional Medical Center. An additional need includes spiritual care volunteers to pray with or read to patients. All you need is a willingness to devote 1-4 hours per month. We can guarantee that the blessings you receive through your service will exceed your expectations! To become one of these special volunteers, call the Volunteer Services department at Hospice of Marion County at (352) 8737441 for information. Thorough training is provided. Hospice of Marion County is a nonprofit organization which has served thousands of patients and families throughout the county with quality and compassionate end-of-life care since 1983. We are your Hometown Hospice! Hospice looking for some volunteers Read the classifieds PHOTO BY JIM CLARKEdward Brewer, left, of Ocala West United Methodist Church, is shown with John Johnson of the OTOW Lions Club. Diabetes, eye screening scheduled for Sept. 10 at local Methodist ChurchOn Sept. 10, the On Top of the World Lions Club in cooperation with the Ocala West United Methodist Church, will engage in diabetes screening for adults and eye screening for children ages 1 to 6. The event will take place between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. at the church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. At the same time the church members will be selling their first seasonal breakfast. The treatment of vision impairment and its prevention is paramount to the mission of Lions Clubs. Diabetes is a major cause of vision impairment. The purpose of this screening is to identify the possibility of diabetes in someone not aware of it. The results of this screening is a snapshot in time. If the results are outside the acceptable range, the individual will be given the results and asked to check with their family physician. The eye screening of the children is to look for problems that may cause Amblyopic (lazy eye). If caught between the ages of 1 to 6, the condition is much easier to correct. Often the wearing of an eye patchover the good eye causes correction to the lazy eye. State of the art testing equipment will be used. The test only takes a few seconds. The equipment gives a complete printout to be taken to an ophthalmologist. These tests are open to the public and are free of charge as a public service. There is a $5 cost for the breakfast. Check out our website www.smcitizen.com What is a dead zone in the ocean? 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Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 W hen it comes to the pesky critters at Tuscawilla Park in downtown Ocala, Im really not trying to duck the issue. Its just that I dont know whats going on with the web-footed creatures that dominate the area and why they have to be killed, especially if the description of their planned demise is accurate. If you missed it, there are ducks all around the ponds at the park in the northeast area of downtown. There used to be just one pond with ducks, but then someone in his infinite wisdom decided to create a new manmade lake on the other side of Watula Avenue, so the ducks have an additional place to swim. But to get there, they have to cross the road. Its actually commonplace for the ducks, in a long row as ducks tend to do, to cross the street, stopping traffic for a couple of minutes as they waddle from the east pond to the west pond, or vice versa. So along comes the Ocala City Council, which decides that the certain breed of ducks has to be killed. Never mind that some people offered to help relocate them to where they wouldnt be a nuisance downtown, the council decided that death would be preferable. The description of the death is that the ducks would be sedated, then taken to a gas chamber somewhere and euthanized. Gas chamber? Is that the most humane way to kill ducks, even nuisance ducks? We got rid of the gas chamber for convicted murderers in most states years ago. Are the ducks worse than convicted murderers? I have to admit that Ive never been known as an animal rights activist I believe peoples rights come first. But the citys plans seem a little bit gruesome to me, especially since a painless alternative has been offered by several people. Its interesting that the city waited until after qualifying for the city election to make this decision. Its too late for people to run against them in the next few weeks. I guess they felt they could play politics with ducks and it wouldnt hurt them. But Im going to hold out hope that the city officials will come to their senses and treat these animals with a little less cruelty. If people are willing to take the ducks to other locations, they should be allowed to do so. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@smcitizen.com. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen 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 letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. L ast week we urged you to be careful around school buses. We warned you about the laws regarding traffic stopping for buses. But there are a couple of additional concerns, this time from the other side of the issue. First, the hours that our schools are making children wait for buses are ridiculous. Monday morning, while it was still dark, young children were out on the corners waiting. Some, fortunately, were with parents. To make the kids get out this early almost borders on cruelty to the young ones. At least let them stay home until daylight. The second involves another issue that has annoyed us for years. Monday morning in the predawn hours, a school bus southbound on Southwest 60th Avenue stopped to pick up a couple of children. Traffic dutifully stopped along with it and the two children got on the bus. Then the bus just sat there, with its lights flashing, for a solid two minutes, with no children in sight to get on the bus. Now, two minutes may not seem like a lot, but when people are trying to get to work, its downright annoying to sit behind a stopped school bus that isnt taking on children. School officials are constantly bemoaning the fact that people dont stop properly for school buses that are taking on children. Well, school officials need to emphasize to the bus drivers that it works both ways. They should not abuse the privilege of stopping traffic by just sitting there without doing anything. Maybe we can chalk this up as a first-day-of-school glitch. But well be watching in the future, and well be making sure that the school bus drivers have respect for the other drivers around them. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY School bus rules work both ways Dont duck the issue at Tuscawilla Ready for retirement? 10 tips to achieve some peace of mind Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED GUEST COLUMN BY JEAN SETZFAND Special to the Citizen A happy and fulfilling retirement means different things to different people. Once you determine what will give you peace of mind in retirement, its important to know how you can get there financially. AARP can help you get started with 10 simple (and fun) tips. Step 1: Define Your Retirement Write down your top five goals for retirement. Keep a scrapbook or start a journal but be practical to rule out unnecessary expenses. Step 2: Take Stock of Your Assets Write down how much you bring home each month, how much you have in the bank and how much you have in your retirement account. Then take the time to list all of your hobbies and skills many can be turned into real income. Visit www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/info-062009/recareering_transferable_s kills.html. Step 3: Evaluate Your Health Now Schedule your checkups and preventive exams now, from the annual physical to the teeth cleaning. Commit (or re-commit) to eating healthy, exercising, getting enough sleep and staying mentally sharp with brain games, puzzles and books. Step 4: Determine When to Collect Social Security (hint: later is better!) The longer you wait to claim Social Security, the greater the benefit for you and your family. AARPs Social Security Benefits Calculator will show you when best to claim: www.aarp.org/socialsecuritybenefits Step 5: Network through Social Media and Other Means Include a networking strategy in your retirement plan. It may involve joining a community book club you discovered via Facebook or starting a morning meet-up group at a local coffee shop to discuss ideas with other soon-to-be retirees. Step 6: Decide How Much You Want (or Need) to Work Weigh the pros and cons of working including how many hours per week now. The sooner you get comfortable with this decision, the more secure you will be in your retirement planning. Visit www.aarp.org/jobs. Step 7: Create a Retirement Budget Create a retirement budget and do a financial checkup of your investments. The AARP Retirement Calculator can help: www.aarp.org/retirementcalculator. Additional resources are available at www.aarp.org/financialfreedom. Step 8: Find New Ways to Cut Your Expenses (and Start Saving More) Saving more now will always make you better prepared for retirement. Start by listing your bills and then figure out ways to trim them. Another strategy that works for many people: pay off your smallest debts first, regardless of interest rate, which can give you a sense of accomplishment. Visit www.aarp.org/money/creditloans-debt/info-092010/controlling-debt-and-financ es.html. Step 9: Prepare For the Unexpected Take time to consider how youd pay for minor issues, like a roof leak, to serious ones, like a grave illness. Discuss the big issues with your family or those closest to you. Visit http://www.aarp.org/decide. Also check all your insurance policies to make sure they are adequate. Step 10: Stick to Your Plan (Our Community Can Help) Joining AARPs online community will connect you with others going through the same life changes. The community holds a wealth of information and can be a source of comfort and strength, www.aarp.org/online_community. For more on retirement planning, visit www.aarp.org/readyforretirement. Jean C. Setzfand is vice president of the Financial Security Team in the Education and Outreach group at AARP She leads AARPs educational and outreach efforts aimed at helping Americans have a financial peace of mind in retirement. L i v i n g W a t e r Living Water W e s l e y a n C h u r c h Wesleyan Church 11120 S. W. Hwy. 484 (1 Mile West of S.R. 200) 0008MPU Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study 6:00 PM Oasis For Women (Bi-Monthly) 1st Saturday 8:00 AM Mens Prayer Breakfast Pastor: Dale E. Travis, Sr. Phone: 489-2636 lwwc.embarqspace.com Sunday Sunday School/Discipleship 9:50 AM Morning Worship 10:50 AM Clubhouse For Children 4:00 PM Wesleyan Youth 4:00 PM Evening Praise 6:00 PM 0008O7T First Congregational United Church of Christ First Congregational United Church of Christ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida An Open and Affirming Church Adult Bible Study 12:00 Noon Worship 10:30 am 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 1 0 3rd St Pi ne R un OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 0008LI3 Rev. Alan Jefferson Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Prayer / Bible Study . . . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 0008MN1 75 484 484 Exit 341 MARION OAKS COURSE SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. John Downing, Pastor Rev. Jeff Rountree, Minister of Worship Rev. Rob Loy, Jr., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Childrens Minister Trina Loy, Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 7:00 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 0008MQ8 Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 0008TD7 Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 9:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Thursday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Rosary Weekday Groups: Mon, Wed & Fri Noon AA Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP E p i s c o p a l Episcopal C h u r c h Church o f t h e A d v e n t of the Advent 0008Y27 adventepiscopal.net 9524 S.W. 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 S unday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m. Youth Alive 7p.m. Randall Brown Pastor Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 0008MQG 0008XS7 Join us this Sunday at Faith Presbyterian Church, as we worship our great God together! Why should you visit Faith Presbyterian Church? You will be greeted by a small but very dedicated group of believers. You will experience worship that is reverent (traditional), and Christ centered You will hear expository Bible preaching that will strengthen your faith. Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. 415 NE 41 Ave. (7th Day Adventist Church) in Ocala www.faithocala.org (352) 216-0968 Pastor Greg Hoadley & his wife Stella 0008U5N Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala A F RESH N EW A PPROACH TO J UDAISM Under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (jrf.org) Liberal Progressive Contemporary Inclusive For membership and further information, call Judi Siegal, President 237-8277 Email: bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com Website: bethisraelocala.org High Holidays 5772 Rosh Hashanah Free Catered Dinner, Erev Rosh Hashanah First Day Rosh Hashanah Service with Tashlich Shabbat Service, Sept. 30 at 8:00 p.m. Saul Oresky, Rabbinical Intern 0008MPT 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services Watch Our Television Broadcast Thursdays at 5:30pm on Cox Channel 16 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 0008MQN F EED your soul, S AVOR the richness of J EWISH tradition, Q UENCH your thirst for knowledge & wisdom, T ASTE the flavors of Jewish culture, B E W ELCOMED A S A F AMILY Worship Education Social Action Cemetery Social Choir Sisterhood 0008X0Y Imagine a place where you can TEMPLE BETH SHALOM is all this and more Erev Shabbat Services Fridays, 8 pm 1109 NE 8th Ave., Ocala, FL www.jewishocala.org Fostering Jewish life in Marion County 854-6446 Temple Beth Shalom of Ocala Reservations for FREE bus 873-3995 00090R8 Bethesda Worship Center worship connect serve Time of Breakthrough Service Sundays at 10:30 AM Childrens Church Sundays at 11:30 AM * * Bethesda Worship Center Bethesda Worship Center Bethesda Worship Center Church Location: 294 Marion Oaks Lane Ocala, FL 34473 352.566.7586 Call and visit our website www.bethesda.worship.center.org We Want You Here With Us! So come lets grow 2gether. Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 0008MNH S u n d a y W o r s h i p 1 0 : 0 0 a m W e d n e s d a y E v e n i n g W o r s h i p 6 : 4 5 p m G e r m a n L a n g u a g e W o r s h i p 1 s t S u n d a y o f e a c h m o n t h 3 : 0 0 p m 0008MN9 7768 SW Hwy. 200 (352) 237-4633 www.cpcocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Nursery Available Pastor Gary O. Marshall Your Spiritual Home 0008MNL 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 am All ages Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm Friday Youth Nights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 Thomas Markham, Pastor Phone: 352-237-6950 EVERYONE WELCOME CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY SERVICES 9644 SW HWY. 484, Ocala (Near St. Rd. 200) Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sun. Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sun. Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m. 0008MOB S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 7 1 1 1 9 5 711195

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Nothing good ever came out of TexasIf we study early American history the poorest cattle marketed in the 19th century came out of Texas, "Long Horns and Brahmins." Of course they created a lot of El Toro Poo Poo and are still doing it. Sam Rayburn could be the exception. Well, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush both came from Texas and now we have Governor "Ricky" Scott, another loser. It seems he criticizes everything but the kitchen sink.. His criticism of President Obama, our troops, Christianity, evolution and this man wants to be president. This guy fits right in with John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. One of the saddest comments made by the Republicans is President Obama is taking a 10 day, working vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Do you believe? The Congress gets the whole month of August off for vacation and probably longer if it wasn't for the debt ceiling debacle. Listen people, the President doesn't have the power to raise taxes, increase the debt and above all have "Pork Barrel" projects as do the members of congress. It's great to see so many republicans out there at each other's throats. Maybe they will come up with a few facts about each other they don't want the "American People" to know. It seems that only Ron Paul has any common sense and that's not saying much for the rest of the "Rat Pack." Those who profess business experience, female diversity and broad congressional backgrounds are nothing more than "Hopers," those people who hope the "American People" believe everything they say while not saying anything and Ricky Perry is the worst. Remember what comes from Texas can do what the Bushes did. Get us into an unjust War, Lie, Cheat, Deceive the Public, put us deeper in debt and in an all around way, put America down the tubes. Then they have the audacity to blame President Obama who's been in office 21/2 years and the republicans had eight years plus even starting with a $7 trillion dollars in the black. WOW! If I remember my accounting right, when Bush left office we were in the red to the tune of $12 trillion dollars. That means that Bush squandered $19 trillion dollars. Because the United States is a Republic not a Democracy, don't let the term Republic(an) fool you. They've been trying to do it for years. Remember John Boehner crying at all the right times. I'm ashamed he's from Ohio. Johnny is a crybaby! Bill Ford Ocala The Movement to create a Christian theocracy There is a movement here in the United States to create a Christian Theocracy and this movement is called Dominionism which says that Christians have a God-given right to rule all earthly institutions. Dominionism derives from a small fringe sect called Christian Reconstructionism, founded by a Calvinist theologian named R. J. Rushdoony in the 1960s. Christian Reconstructionism openly advocates replacing American law with the strictures of the Old Testament. George Grant, the former executive director of Coral Ridge Ministries, wrote It is dominion we are after. Not just equal time ... World conquest. There are a couple of Republican candidates for President that lean toward this objective. In a recent article in The New Yorker this month, Ryan Lizza showed how Michele Bachmanns intellectual and theological development fit into this premise. A recent cover story in the Texas Observer by Forrest Wilder examined Rick Perrys relationship with the New Apostolic Reformation, a Dominionist variant of Pentecostalism. He wrote that What makes the New Apostolic Reformation movement so potent is its growing fascination with infiltrating politics and Government. Its members believe Christianscertain Christians are destined to not just take dominion over government, but stealthily climb to the commanding heights of what they term the Seven Mountains of society, including the media and the arts and entertainment world. Think of it like political radical Islamism. There are a number of Theocracies in the world with which we now have conflict. Governments run under religious laws to the exclusion of all other beliefs, religious and secular. Do we want to fall to their level? Do we want to throw out our Constitution which was established in part to keep any single religion from controlling our government? I sincerely hope not! Much of this information was gleaned from an article by Michelle Goldberg, a senior contributing writer for Newsweek/The Daily Beast. James Merrick Ocala Where are our values?Based on editorials, comments and the general media, it is obvious the Democrats/Liberals have no concept of economics or business. Our debt has increased over 50 percent in five years to $16 trillion but they dont want to reduce spending, and this caused our credit rating to fall. They blame the Tea Parties for this downgrade even though it is the Tea Party and other conservatives who insist on fiscal responsibility, reducing spending. When asked What part of the Tea Partys agenda they object to?, you cant get an honest response. When if ever do liberals say cut the spending, no more debt? They insist we increase the Tax on the rich, but fail to acknowledge the top 5 percent pay over 70 percent of our taxes. What percentage would you have them pay? It sure is easy to spend the other mans money since over 40 percent of us pay no taxes. They insist on raising the tax on corporations although America has the highest rate anywhere. Corporations are not the enemy, they are owned by individual stock holders. For the liberals, that is what we call our free market system, small and large businesses owned by the people, not the government. We cant grow by taking more money from businesses, they furnish jobs. Our claim of being a Christian/God-fearing nation also seems to get under their skin as they vent their anger on the Religious Right. We have always been a God-fearing nation as further evidenced by quotes from Abe Lincoln: I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go and We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us. This could be said of America today if we dont get back on our knees. Have we forgotten how God has blessed us? Regarding liberal claims of the Tea Party being racist, not liking Obama, we dont like his policies, his direction, race has nothing to do with it. If you will notice, we support Herman Cain and Justice Thomas. Do you? Wayne Rackley Ocala More on tax reformThe writer of Some more thoughts regarding tax reform (8-5-2011) said We need to help the poor, not make it more difficult for them. He is absolutely correct. My letter Thoughts regarding tax reform (7-292011) completely disregarded poor Americans. I should have emphasized that We, the People have an obligation to provide for and protect less fortunate Americans; those who are unable through no fault of their own to do so for themselves. This is one of the qualities which makes America such a great country.Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE10 By now you should have noticed those large yellow vehicles. Yep, school started last Monday. Its time to be extra careful as you drive. Watch out for school buses stopping and starting, as well as for children crossing roads and streets. The buses have been taking a short cut through Pun Alley to drop off some stories. No more After the first few days of school the boy said to his mom, Teacher asked me if I have any brothers or sisters who will be coming to school. His mom replied, Thats nice of her to take such an interest in you. So what did she say when you told her that youre the only child, my dear? She just said, Thank goodness! Cant see it Chris has worn glasses since the age of three. In first grade he came home very distressed so his mother asked, Chris, what happened today to upset you so much? He answered, Its not fair. Im not allowed to go to the library. Very concerned his mother asked, Why arent you allowed to go to the library? With a tearful reply he said, Because, in order to go to the library you have to have supervision, and I wear glasses. Not alone If there are any idiots in the room, will they please stand up, said the sarcastic high school teacher the first day of class. After a long silence, one freshman rose to his feet. Now then mister, why do you consider yourself an idiot? inquired the teacher with a sneer. Well, actually I dont, said the student, but I hate to see you standing up there all by yourself. Half there Whats your fathers occupation? asked the school secretary on the first day of registration. Hes a magician, said the new boy. How exciting. Whats his best trick? He saws people in half. How impressive! Now, do you have any brothers or sisters? Yep, one half brother and two half sisters. Short subjects A high school student landed a part-time job that takes lots of guts. He puts strings on guitars. Student: I dont think I deserved a zero on this test. Teacher: Neither do I, but its the lowest mark I can give you. Students think their school is haunted. The principal is always talking about the school spirit. A girl took home a library book whose cover read How to Hug, only to discover that it was Volume VII of an encyclopedia. It wasnt school John disliked it was just the principal of it. Teacher: Can you tell me how iron was discovered? Student: I heard Dad say that they smelt it. A little girl had just finished her first school week. Im just wasting my time, she said to her mother. I cant read, I cant write and they wont let me talk. Clash of minds The high school music director said to the cymbal player, Youre constantly coming in at the wrong time. My entry point gives a much better effect and I wont play it as written, the cymbal player said. Later, the principal asked the music director, Why did you kick that young musician out of the band? It was a simple case of cymbal disobedience. A bad spell Teaching junior high school English, Mr. Teller stressed the importance of nice clean margins on student papers. One seventhgrade boy said in his essay that he was sorry to write in the margarine. When he graded his paper, Mr. Teller added a little note next to his that said, Maybe next time you will do butter. Moving on A high school physics teacher had just returned from a summer job as a beach lifeguard. He noted that the best-tanned babes flirted the most throughout the summer, though they never found steady boyfriends. He theorized that a body in lotion trends to stray emotion. Quarter time A high school student was looking for some part time work, so he applied at McDonalds. When the manager hired him he said, We get a lot of coins in here that are all bent out of shape. Your job will be to straighten them out with a hammer. Great! the student said. Whats the job title? The manager replied, Your job title is Quarter Pounder.Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. 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Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com The 47 percent of non taxpayers that were cited in my letter is not an indictment of the poor; rather, an indictment of some of the very rich who are paying zero or little taxes because of loopholes and accounting tricks allowed by our existing tax code. It is an indictment of middle income Americans who are paying zero or little taxes because of inflated deductions and credits. It is an indictment of those in the underground-economy working off-the-books to avoid paying income tax; granted many of these are unemployed people they have little choice. Upper and middle income people who are paying their fair share of income taxes are bearing the brunt of this additional tax burden. It simply is not fair to them. When tax reform is implemented, this inequity will no longer exist. Considering fair tax as a possible tax reform, it will guarantee that less fortunate poor people will continue to pay no income tax. In fact they will receive a prebate each month that helps them with their essential purchases. The amount of the prebate is determined by a familys size and the familys income level. With fair tax, income is not taxed. If a family earns $50,000 they keep $50,000. If an individual or a corporation earns $50,000,000 they keep $50,000,000. It will make no difference if a rich person gets richer or a person works off the books. Instead, the fair-tax levies a national sales tax (23 percent) on the new things they purchase (office buildings, office equipment and supplies, toaster ovens, flat screen TVs, vehicles, boats, homes, or whatever) not on what they earn. The richer an entity becomes the more things it will buy and the stronger the American revenue stream will become. Double taxation of an item as we have under our current tax code will be eliminated. When one pays fair-tax on a new item the item is not taxed again if the item is ever resold. There has been much talk over the years about tax reform but nothing ever happens. Now our economy is in shambles. Wall Street is extremely nervous; it has no confidence in our governments policies. Our revenue streams are becoming less and less viable. Now is the time to implement tax reform. There are some opponents of tax reform. Much of their opposition is based on misinformation and speculation. One must possess the facts surrounding something before a reasonable decision about it can be made. To gather information about tax reform, begin at FairTax.org. Now is the time! The writer closed his letter with: May God bless us all, especially the poor. I will add . and may God bless America. Joe OHara OTOW Stearns was right A recent Citizen editorial underscored why our nation is facing a deficit crisis. Too many Americans fail to realize that current federal spending is unsustainable. 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Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com who rate the credit worthiness of our federal debt stated that they were looking for $4 trillion in deficit reduction to prevent a downgrade. Our Congressman Stearns correctly stated the facts. This measure did not add up to $4 trillion, but was $1.6 trillion less. On Aug. 5 our nations credit rating was reduced just as Stearns warned. Congressman Stearns was right. Monty Eason Oak RunNo more part-timersIt is such an amazing endeavor when our employers can and do create a segment of our working population to live in a substandard way so they can boost their bottom profit figures and pay their CEOs their outrageous, inflated salaries. Just look and pay some attention to the number of part-time employees who are on the employee payroll. All these shenanigans accomplish is that those employers transfer their responsibilities back to the government welfare system for medical insurance, retirement income, Social Security and so on. What is the solution? Perhaps a special tax should be implemented against these employers to cover the shortfall that they actually create. That could be assessed to the companies that have over a certain percentage of their employees employed on a part-time basis. Voters, wake up. State our concerns to your politicians. They certainly are not working for the American well-being. However, politics is their main objective. Joe Daigle Dunnellon LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the Citizen Sometimes I wonder whether the mainstream pundits listen to themselves. Its hard to believe they would say the silly things they say if they did. For example, the talking heads on MSNBC, which works 24/7 for President Obamas re-election, like to say that conservative Republicans hate government. If you hate government, Chris Matthews, host of Hardball, asks, why would you want to be the government? Matthewss evidence for this hatred is the conservatives harping on the large national debt, which is about equal to the GDP and deficit spending, which is close to half of total federal spending, and their opposition to higher taxes to shrink the deficit. To Matthews, expressing concern about those numbers and opposing further spending, borrowing, and taxing is proof of hatred for government. A devastating piece of evidence was Republican votes against raising the debt ceiling even though the package contained future spending cuts. (Of course, they were not real cuts, but merely small decreases in the rate of spending growth.) The symbol of conservative hatred for government, Matthews said, came during the last Republican presidential debate, when all the candidates raised their hands to indicate they would oppose a deficit-reduction package that contained $10 in spending cuts for every $1 in increased revenues. Leaving aside the question of how sincere most Republican conservatives are when they rail against deficit spending, I would like Matthews and his ilk to answer a simple question: How can a group of politicians and political activists be said to hate government, or Washington, when they enthusiastically support: the U.S. governments global bullying; invasions, occupations, and endless wars; secret CIA prisons; torture as an interrogation technique; extraordinary rendition in which suspects are sent to foreign countries for torture by brutal dictatorships; support for friendly foreign autocrats and other oppressive regimes; the USA PATRIOT Act, including warrantless surveillance; national-security letters; the military-industrial complex; the war on drug users/sellers/makers; energy independence; intellectual-property enforcement; restrictions on immigrants and employer sanctions; consumption taxes; federal marriage regulation; and corporate welfare? Im sure Ive left some things out. No one who embraces these liberty-killing actions can claim to be for small government, much less against government altogether. Most conservatives are as much for overpowering government as socalled liberals are. They just want the government to be overpowering in different matters, although that is less true than it once was. Conservatives have a cultural animosity to a welfare state that seems to cater to low-income people; apparently for them nothing is worse than an immigrants going on the dole. On the other hand, they have little problem with middle-class welfare, such as Social Security and Medicare. One of their arguments against Obamacare was that it includes a half-trillion-dollar cut in Medicare. True, they sometimes talk about giving a role in these programs to private companies, but thats driven more by a probusiness orientation and a desire for efficiency than by any desire to end the programs. So-called liberals, on the other hand, would expand all welfarestate programs while keeping the power in-house rather than farming it out to business they prefer government bureaucrats to corporate bureaucrats. There might have been a time when liberals could be said to oppose the global military establishment, but those days are long gone. When did you last hear a member of President Obamas party criticize his war program, which is virtually indistinguishable from George W. Bushs? So the two dominant forces in American politics favor domineering government and, necessarily, a smaller sphere for individual freedom and free markets. Why, then, do Matthews & Co. insist that conservatives hate government? A reasonable explanation is that this strategy is intended to scare people into thinking there is no enlightened alternative to big-government pro-empire Progressivism. They cant hit conservatives on foreign policy and civil liberties because they hold the same views! So they have to convince Americans that conservatives would tear down everything they know and love. Its false, but it may be effective. Whats lacking is a true pro-liberty, anti-power alternative. Actually, its not lacking. There are plenty of people promoting the libertarian vision. But the conservative and liberal intelligentsia have little interest in letting the American people in on it. Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) and editor of The Freeman magazine. No, Chris Mathews, Conservatives in America dont hate government GUEST COMMENTARY we discuss our diet and health concerns, recipes, mutual weight problems, etc. We need your support and would love to be of support to you. Please come see what were all about. Remember everybody is welcome. We weigh in (privately) from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m., the meeting starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 9:30 a.m. Hope to see you next Monday. Garden Club Welcome back! We hope your summer was relaxing and that you are getting excited about upcoming events at Oak Run. Our first meeting of the year will be on Wednesday Sept. 7, at the Orchid Club. We will be socializing at 9 a.m. with homemade treats made by our refreshment committee. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Pam Greenewald of Angel Gardens in Alachua will be our speaker. She will be doing a presentation on organic gardening, so bring your questions. We will also have a plant raffle and a 50-50 raffle. Tickets for our very popular Victorian Tea scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16, will be on sale at our September meeting. $5 will give you a membership for the Garden Club for the year. It will be money well spent! We have interesting speakers on gardening and related topics, field trips and gardening tips from experienced gardeners. Our next meeting will be on Oct. 5. Oak Run Travel There is still room on the Christmas trip to Biloxi for the casino tours. The bus will leave on Dec. 23 and will return on Dec. 26. The three night accommodations will be at the Beau Rivage and you will receive $22 in food credits and $25 in rewards play. The price is just $169 for double occupancy and an $89 supplement for the single rate. Call Pat and Art Kreideweis at 352-291-1456 to sign up. On Saturday, Sept. 24, there will be a bus trip, play, and dinner at Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre. The show will be Leading Ladies which is an hilarious comedy about two unemployed actors who try to pass themselves off as heirs to a fortune except the heirs are heiresses. Call Amelia Fiore to reserve your seat on this trip. The price is only $56. Connie and Phil Smith will be hosting a trip to Washington, DC, on April 19-24, 2012. Enjoy a guided tour of Washington and see some of the awe-inspiring sights on this fantastic tour which will include the US Capitol, the White House, the National Archives, Embassy Row, and Georgetown plus all the new monuments and war memorials. Royal Oaks Ladies 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, Aug. 16, we played First and Last. The net scores of only the first 5 holes and the last 4 holes counted. The winners were: First Flight 1st Place, Dianna Love, 2nd Place, Jan Tennant; Second Flight 1st Place, Salita Timmermeyer, 2nd Place, Lynn Houghton; Third Flight 1st Place, Maureen Edwards, 2nd Place, Arlene Klann. Salita Timmermeyer was also Closest to the Pin. Congratulations to all the winners who braved the heat and played so well. Royal Oaks Mens Golf Thirty-nine players showed up for the Aug. 19 game of three best net. The day started off cool, and all were able to finish before it got too hot. The winning score reflected that, a 188 turned in by the team of Bruce Stover, Al Prachel, John Foutty, and Don Aubrey. Second with a score of 200 were Ron Tennant, Londe Bracale, Mike Madill, and Fred West. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Don Aubrey, Ray Hagerman, Mark Best, and Jan Flickinger. As the summer winds down and trips or vacations end we anticipate seeing more of the members playing. For those of you already here, keep the game in top shape. See you next week! Royal Oaks Lady Niners The Aug. 18 game was Par 4s Only. In Flight A, Sally Crass won and Patty Waddell was second. In Flight B, Eleanor Cerlenko and Vicki Ellin tied for first place. Congratulatins to B.J. Lassiter on her chip-in on the 16th hole! All ladies living in Oak Run are welcome to play with the Lady Niners on Monday mornings. The tee-times are noted on the sign-up sheet in the ladies locker room. Carol Anns Corner Its a darned good thing Im not considered a reporter for the Citizen. I mean, what real reporter would be handed a scoop on a silver platter and then drop it? Valerie Oddo from Renaissance Women gave me the information regarding the change in membership criteria some weeks ago, far in advance of its scheduled appearance in the September Oak Run News Letter. What did I do? I managed to misplace it in my virtual files. Sorry Valerie! Anyway, it might be a mini-scoop as this column just might beat the delivery of the newsletter. Hope all Oak Run ladies will consider Renaissance Womens interesting women only social activities. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of the Friday before publication. Note there are no hyphens in the address. If you wish to call her, the number is in the Oak Run directory. You may send pictures as jpg attachments. 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R ecently, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly upgraded our lives with cell phones. Up to this time, I just assumed the cell phone was what a prisoner used.. My wife and I dragged our feet for a long time until we finally took the plunge. Both of us finally went to the cell phone store and signed up for cell phone service. She picked out a phone for her and then picked up another phone and turned to me and said, I think this will suit you. I learned long ago that when my wife is thinking, I should not interrupt the phenomenon. I must say she did not hog the whole experience of purchasing cell phones. She rather graciously allowed me to pull out my checkbook and write a check for our cell phone service. I wrote that check and signed it with a smile not knowing what I was really doing. I have found not knowing what I am doing really is a very peaceful part of my life. There is no stress when you do not know what you are doing. However, when you have some idea what you are doing, then comes the stress. I must admit, most of my life is stress free. Now, that we have upgraded our lifestyle, life has become rather easy for us. I really did not know how the simple act of signing up for cell phone service would so drastically change our life. There is something with our service called texting. I have heard of this of course, but I had no idea what it was all about. But I was shortly to discover the bliss of the world of texting. Not long after we purchased our cell phone service we were at a restaurant celebrating our wedding anniversary. Yes sir, 40 years ago we tied the knot and we have had a wonderful time together. Oh sure, there have been those knotty situations, but overall everything has held together. That sure was a tight knot we tied back in the day. We were celebrating at a certain restaurant and my wife needed to go to the ladies room for whatever ladies do in the ladies room. While she was gone, the waitress came to take our drink order. Even though I have been blissfully married for 40 years, I never take it on my own to make decisions for my better half. I have not had enough practice making decisions for my half. So, when the waitress asked for her drink order I did not quite know what she wanted. Then it dawned on me. I will text her. After all, isnt that why we got this cell phone service in the first place? So I text her and ask her what she wanted me to order her for her drink. Within a very short time, my cell phone buzzed and I looked at her text. Coffee. I looked at the waitress who was looking rather strangely at me, and said to her, My wife will have coffee. This was just the beginning of the textualization of our formal blissful relationship. We really do not have to talk anymore; we can just text each other, which cuts down on the shouting. Just the other night I was sitting in my easy chair reading a book and a text message came on my cell phone. I picked it up and looked at the text message and it said, Can you come to the bedroom immediately. Not knowing what opportunities awaited I rushed into the bedroom. There my wife was on one side of the bed and said to me, Help me turn this mattress over. We were at the mall together and we usually go to different stores. My cell phone rang and a text message came, Where are you? I immediately text back, Right behind you. A text message returned quickly saying, Oh, I thought you were lost. No, I fast text back to her, but it can be arranged. I am neither a psychiatrist nor a psychologist but I think my wife has become intexticated by this new technology. I said to her once, Lay down the cell phone and nobody will get hurt. She quickly text me and said, Touch my cell phone and you die. Im not sure if there is a rehab center for textaholics yet, but I know someone who should go there. Wait a minute I have a text coming in. What do you want for supper? Meatloaf or fried chicken? Fried chicken is fine with me, I text back. Now, where was I? Ah yes, a rehab center for textaholics. Wait a minute I have another text coming in. Can you pick up a quart of milk at the store? OK. Yes, a rehab center for textaholics. If anybody knows one you can text me with the information. But then again, maybe being addicted to texting isnt all that bad. After all, it facilitates keeping in touch with someone without actually having to talk to them. That cant be all bad. It still does not trump Gods ability to keep in touch with us. I like what the prophet says, And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear (Isaiah 65:24 KJV). I think God has texting beat, thumbs down. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road, Ocala, FL 34472. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Trying to find a cure for people who are textaholics O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder Read the classifieds Chimichurri Steak WrapsMakes 4 servings Total Recipe Time: 15 to 20 minutes Chimichurri Sauce: 1 cup fresh parsley leaves 2 cloves garlic 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt Steak Wraps: 4 medium whole wheat tortillas (8 to 10-inch diameter) 3 cups fresh baby spinach 1/2 large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips 12 ounces grilled beef steak, cut into slices Place parsley and garlic in food processor or blender container. Cover; process until finely chopped. Add oil, vinegar and salt; process just until blended. Spread each tortilla evenly with Chimichurri Sauce, leaving 1/4-inch border around edge. Top with equal amounts spinach, bell pepper slices and beef slices on top two-thirds of tortilla. Fold bottom of tortilla up over filling. Fold right and left sides to center overlapping edges; secure with wooden picks; if desired. Courtesy of The Beef CheckoffSpicy Barley and Black Bean SaladMakes 4 servings (1-1/2 cups each) Total recipe time: 25 minutes 1 cup quick cook barley, uncooked 1 1/2 cups frozen whole kernel corn, thawed 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 can (15 ounces each) Rosarita Premium Whole Black Beans, drained, rinsed 2 cans (10 ounces each) Ro*Tel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drained 1/4 cup sliced green onions, white and green parts 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese Cook barley according to package directions; drain if necessary. Place barley in large bowl. Add corn, garlic salt and pepper; toss to combine. Add black beans, drained tomatoes and onions. Sprinkle with cheese just before serving.Courtesy of ConAgra FoodsEnjoythetasteofsummerLime-Marinated Flank Steak with Stuffed Poblano PeppersMakes 6 servings Total Recipe Time: 45 to 50 minutes Marinade Time: 6 hours to overnight 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Ro*Tel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 beefflanksteak(about1-1/2pounds) 2 cups cooked brown rice 1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sodium or regular black beans, drained and rinsed 6 medium poblano chili peppers (about 4 inches long) Toppings: Toasted shelled pepitas (pumpkin seeds), crumbled queso frescos and lime wedges (optional) Drain tomatoes, reserving juice for marinade. Set aside diced tomatoes with green chiles. Combine reserved tomato juice, 1/2 cup cilantro, lime juice and olive oil in medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate 1/3 cup marinade for rice. Place beef steak and remaining marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight, turning occasionally. Combine rice, reserved 1/3 cup marinade, diced tomatoes, black beans and remaining 1/4 cup cilantro in medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Set aside. Cut slit lengthwise down 1 side of each poblano pepper to create pocket, leaving stem and tip intact. Make another small crosswise cut just below the stem to form T-shaped opening. Remove and discard seeds and membranes, being careful to keep peppers intact. Spoon rice mixture evenly into peppers. Wrap each tightly in aluminum foil to seal. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Place steak in center grid over medium, ash-covered coals; arrange peppers around steak. Grill steak, covered, 11 to 16 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill 16 to 21 minutes) for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally. Grill peppers, covered, 25 to 30 minutes (20 to 25 minutes on gas grill) or until peppers are tender and filling is heated through, turning occasionally. Carve steak across grain into thin slices. Remove peppers from foil. Serve peppers with steaks and toppings as desired.Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff and ConAgra FoodsLime-Marinated Flank Steak with Stuffed Poblano Peppers Chimichurri Steak Wraps Spicy Barley and Black Bean Salad FAMILY FEATURES S ummer weekends often mean having a backyard barbecue. You can have a delicious, grill-inspired meal ready in 45 minutes or less with these fun, flavorful recipe ideas. With mouthwatering grilled beef, high-quality ingredients like canned tomatoes and bold bursts of flavor from lime juice, chimichurri and barbecue sauces, your cook out menu is sure to be a memorable hit. 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ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@hotmail.com Entertainment, new learning opportunities, and a fashion show are among upcoming events taking place at OTOW. OTOW Lions Club The OTOW Lions Clubs annual Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 noon (doors open at 11 a.m.) in the H&R Ballroom. In addition to a wonderful meal and an entertaining fashion show, there will be gift baskets and door prizes. Tickets are on sale on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week, 8 to 10 a.m., until Sept. 23. The cost is $20 per person and proceeds go to the Florida Center for the Blind and other Lions Club charities. For further information, contact Sarah Tooher at 352-465-8291. Master the Possibilities Finish the month of August and begin September with the many opportunities available at the Master the Possibilities Education Center. Seven presentations/classes begin next week (Monday-Friday). There are computer classes and art classes available, and here is a special presentation entitled Mary Surrat: Conspirator or Innocent Pawn? This will be followed by a showing of the recent movie The Conspirator. Additionally, Retired British Inspector Terry Davison will be back. This time his topic relates to Northern Ireland. As summer winds draw down a bit, give your mind a workout at the Center dedicated to lifelong learning. Everyone is welcome! OTOW Entertainment The Entertainment Group kicks off its 20112012 Show Series on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. with Homer Noodleman as the opening act and Sally Langwah as the featured performer. Sally Langwah brings her Sock Hop Tribute Show Sally and Her Buddies --her buddies being the music of Connie Frances and Patsy Cline, to name a few, to the OTOW stage. Sally, a Nashville native, with her three and one-half vocal octave range, comes from the theater where she was voted Favorite Female Vocalist for her portrayal as Maria in The Sound of Music. Sally says there is a good possibility, if it can be arranged, that a special guest could make an appearance along with cameo appearances of Marlene, Cher, and Charo. Opening the show is Homer Noodleman (can that be his real name?), a comedian/vocalist/instrumentalist/magician/impressionist, with his The One Man Comedy-Variety Show. Homer began his career in Manchester England and has played many times at the prestigious London Palladium, including a command performance for Princess Margaret. He has been the opening act for such greats as Jerry Lewis, Tony Orlando, Gladys Knight, and many other well-known performers. Tickets go on sale Sept. 2 in the H& R Ballroom from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and each Monday-WednesdayFriday thereafter until the performance. General admission is $8 and reserved tickets are $10 with a maximum of four tickets per purchase. Sail Away Cruise Club The Sail Away Cruise Club has two cruises scheduled for 2012. The spring cruise (5 nights) begins on April 14, 2012 on the Jewel of the Seas and departs from Tampa. The ports of call are Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico.. The fall cruise (7 nights) is on Dec. 1, 2012 on the Grand Princess. Ports of call are Princess Private Island, Aruba, and Curacao. There is an optional round-trip bus transportation for all cruises for an additional charge. Both cruises are selling quickly, so call Fred at 352-237-6367 for additional information. OTOW Concert Chorus The OTOW Concert Chorus is searching for a new director. Although this is a non-paying position, the chorus of 35-40 people is a fun group, and you will very much enjoy working with these talented singers. If you have experience directing a group of fourpart harmony singers and think you might be interested in the position, call Ron Broman at 352-8614560 for further information. Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Lions Club preparing fall fashion show OTOW HAPPENINGS Read the classifieds Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com A major decision has been made by the leaders of the Renaissance Women. After much discussion regarding the participation enjoyed by our members it has been decided to open the club to all females living in Oak Run. Previously members were limited to single unattached females. We will now welcome all females regardless of marital status. Dues are not collected since our expenses are slight, however all donations are gratefully accepted. In the fall of each year a donation is given to a selected charity in the name of the Renaissance Women of Oak Run and no monies are carried over to the following year. Dining at Royal Oaks the first Wednesday evening of each month has been very enjoyable. Later in the month we have a brunch or late lunch at a local restaurant, A book club, indoor picnic, movies, casino trips and cruises are also popular. We meet every other month at Palm Grove on Sunday at 2 p.m. to discuss our plans. Hope to see you there. View channel 12, the Oak Run Newsletter, and this column for further information. If you are interested in the first Wednesday early dinner at Royal Oaks on Sept. 7 call Iris at 352-873-9990 or Pat at 352-854-7549. Pancake Breakfast Tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 27, is pancake breakfast day again at the Orchid Club. From 8 to 10 a.m. enjoy feather light pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee or tea for a bargain price of only $2.50. Way Off Broadway In St. Louis At The Fair Lou Winkelman will play the love interest of Flossie (Marci Hutto). He makes his way from Hannibal, Missouri, to St. Louis just in time to learn Flossie is leaving for New York with a seedy theatrical agent (Joe Zaccaro) to try her luck at becoming a Kinetoscope starlet. Lou is a seasoned actor with appearances in most Way Off Broadway and Little Theatre plays for the past 7 or 8 years. Lous wife, Linda Noel, came out of the closet so to speak about 4 years ago after claiming she was not an actress. We proved her wrong. Linda has also been the chairperson for ticket sales for both theatre groups for as long as can be remembered and is the motivating force behind the large audiences we are privileged to play before. Rehearsals for the play started on Saturday, Aug. 20, and we had a very encouraging first run through of the play. The next ticket sale dates in the Orchid Club lobby are on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 8 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 6:45 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 10, from 8 to 10 a.m. Reserved seats are a hot item and you should get yours early for the best selection. Do You Remember? Showcase of Stars Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of Donna Boltons Showcase of Stars. It airs following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Aug. 26 to Sept. 2. Republican Club meeting cancelled The Oak Run Republican Clubs Aug. 31 meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club. For further information call Denise Leigh at 352861-0559. Watch Our Weight (WOW) Come one, come all! If you are interested in living a healthier lifestyle and would like to get together with others who are also interested, then WOW is for you. We welcome all Oak Run men and women. Join us at the Orchid Club every Monday morning at 8:15 a.m. The first time you come you are our guest. 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T he Veterans Club first meeting is Thursday, Sept. 1. Guest speaker will be Dan Kuhn, chief of staff at the Marion County Sheriffs office. Events: The Cherrywood Veterans Club is scheduled to visit the VFW home at Fort McCoy on Tuesday, Sept. 20. We are invited to have lunch at a cost of $5 per person, including dessert and drink. Following lunch we will tour the facility. A sign-up sheet will be at the September meeting. Lets all come out and show our support. We will carpool. If you would be willing to drive, please let one of the officers know. Depart the clubhouse around 10:45 a.m. On Nov. 8, a trip to Kings Bay Submarine Base near Brunswick, Georgia, is planned. You must be able to climb a ladder, if you wish to go inside the subs. Women must wear slacks. The tour is limited to 40 people and will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., so please sign up at the September meeting. If we have 40 or more, a bus can be procured at a cost of $25 per person. Departure from the Clubhouse will be approximately 6 a.m. We also will need a count and payment on this trip as soon as possible. This should be a fun and very informative excursion. Any questions about either of these trips, contact Bill Mahar, 352-8731341. Travel Club To book trips and to get rates or availability call Nancy at 352-861-1432. Victory Casino Cruise, Monday, Oct. 3. Smoky Mountains Fall Foliage Tour, Bryson City, North Carolina, Oct. 17-20. Word of Life Gospel Productions Christmas Show, Friday, Dec. 2. First Baptist Church Fort Lauderdale, two-day holiday trip, Dec. 3-4. Show Palace Dinner Theatre Christmas Show, Wednesday, Dec. 7. First Baptist Church Orlando Singing Christmas Trees, Saturday, Dec. 10. Alhambra Dinner Theatre A Christmas Carol, Wednesday, Dec. 21. Stetson Mansion/Deland Tour, Wednesday, Dec. 28. Rivership Romance, Wednesday, Jan. 11. NHL Hockey: Tampa vs. Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 17. Early Bird Dinner Theatre Lie, Cheat & Genuflect, Thursday, Jan. 26. Show Palace Dinner Theatre Hairspray, Wednesday, Feb. 8. Winter Park Playhouse I Love You Because, Thursday, Feb. 9. Cirque du Soleil La Nouba, Friday, Feb. 24. Early Bird Dinner Theatre What is Susans Secret? Thursday, March 1. Lord of the Dance, Sunday, March 18. Winter Park Playhouse The Andrews Brothers, Thursday, March 22. Movie Night in the Clubhouse Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., The Lincoln Lawyer with Mathew McConaughey.Nancy Archer and her daughter Christine of Cherrywood have lived here for 13 years and enjoy writing for the Citizen each week. Please try to get the news to me on Thursday at my new email address: bluejay10453@live.com. See you next week. Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Veterans set visit to VFW home in Fort McCoy C HERRYWOOD ESTATES N A Nancy Archer Upcoming events at VFW 4781 Bingo is played at the Post every Monday and Thursday beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is also available. Fish Fry 2nd and 4th Friday of every month (baked chicken is also available). This is served from 5 to 7 p.m. and the price is 2 for $10 or one ticket for $6. Karaoke in the Canteen starting at 6 p.m. Wings and Shrimp Boats are served the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. On the 5th Friday there will be a Taco buffet from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday lunches are now available at the Post with a varying menu. They are served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come by and enjoy an inexpensive lunch with friends. Sept. 5 Bar bingo from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by Monday Night Football. Sept. 6 Roast Beef dinner with all the trimmings served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pick up your advance tickets in the Canteen. Sept. 11 There will be a Memorial Event at 3 p.m. followed by V-Burgers from 4 to 6 p.m. Two V-burgers with chips for $2. Post 4781 is located across from the main entrance of Oak Run on State Road 200 behind Sims Furniture. Telephone 352-8734781. 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T he Veterans Club first meeting is Thursday, Sept. 1. Guest speaker will be Dan Kuhn, chief of staff at the Marion County Sheriffs office. Events: The Cherrywood Veterans Club is scheduled to visit the VFW home at Fort McCoy on Tuesday, Sept. 20. We are invited to have lunch at a cost of $5 per person, including dessert and drink. Following lunch we will tour the facility. A sign-up sheet will be at the September meeting. Lets all come out and show our support. We will carpool. If you would be willing to drive, please let one of the officers know. Depart the clubhouse around 10:45 a.m. On Nov. 8, a trip to Kings Bay Submarine Base near Brunswick, Georgia, is planned. You must be able to climb a ladder, if you wish to go inside the subs. Women must wear slacks. The tour is limited to 40 people and will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., so please sign up at the September meeting. If we have 40 or more, a bus can be procured at a cost of $25 per person. Departure from the Clubhouse will be approximately 6 a.m. We also will need a count and payment on this trip as soon as possible. This should be a fun and very informative excursion. Any questions about either of these trips, contact Bill Mahar, 352-8731341. Travel Club To book trips and to get rates or availability call Nancy at 352-861-1432. Victory Casino Cruise, Monday, Oct. 3. Smoky Mountains Fall Foliage Tour, Bryson City, North Carolina, Oct. 17-20. Word of Life Gospel Productions Christmas Show, Friday, Dec. 2. First Baptist Church Fort Lauderdale, two-day holiday trip, Dec. 3-4. Show Palace Dinner Theatre Christmas Show, Wednesday, Dec. 7. First Baptist Church Orlando Singing Christmas Trees, Saturday, Dec. 10. Alhambra Dinner Theatre A Christmas Carol, Wednesday, Dec. 21. Stetson Mansion/Deland Tour, Wednesday, Dec. 28. Rivership Romance, Wednesday, Jan. 11. NHL Hockey: Tampa vs. Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 17. Early Bird Dinner Theatre Lie, Cheat & Genuflect, Thursday, Jan. 26. Show Palace Dinner Theatre Hairspray, Wednesday, Feb. 8. Winter Park Playhouse I Love You Because, Thursday, Feb. 9. Cirque du Soleil La Nouba, Friday, Feb. 24. Early Bird Dinner Theatre What is Susans Secret? Thursday, March 1. Lord of the Dance, Sunday, March 18. Winter Park Playhouse The Andrews Brothers, Thursday, March 22. Movie Night in the Clubhouse Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., The Lincoln Lawyer with Mathew McConaughey.Nancy Archer and her daughter Christine of Cherrywood have lived here for 13 years and enjoy writing for the Citizen each week. Please try to get the news to me on Thursday at my new email address: bluejay10453@live.com. See you next week. Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Veterans set visit to VFW home in Fort McCoy C HERRYWOOD ESTATES N A Nancy Archer Upcoming events at VFW 4781 Bingo is played at the Post every Monday and Thursday beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is also available. Fish Fry 2nd and 4th Friday of every month (baked chicken is also available). This is served from 5 to 7 p.m. and the price is 2 for $10 or one ticket for $6. Karaoke in the Canteen starting at 6 p.m. Wings and Shrimp Boats are served the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. On the 5th Friday there will be a Taco buffet from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday lunches are now available at the Post with a varying menu. They are served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come by and enjoy an inexpensive lunch with friends. Sept. 5 Bar bingo from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by Monday Night Football. Sept. 6 Roast Beef dinner with all the trimmings served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pick up your advance tickets in the Canteen. Sept. 11 There will be a Memorial Event at 3 p.m. followed by V-Burgers from 4 to 6 p.m. Two V-burgers with chips for $2. Post 4781 is located across from the main entrance of Oak Run on State Road 200 behind Sims Furniture. Telephone 352-8734781. B UYING S CRAP G OLD A NY I TEM A NY C ONDITION 10K, 14K, 18K, 22K, 24K Old Wedding Bands, Class Rings, Broken Chain, Old Gold Watches, White Gold, Unmarked Gold, Industrial Gold, Dental Gold, Old Mountings B UYING P LATINUM Platinum Wire, Thermalcuple, Industrial, Jewelry, Crucibles B UYING C OINS C OIN C OLLECTIONS P APER M ONEY B UYING C OINS C OIN C OLLECTIONS P APER M ONEY Silver Coins 1964 or Before... 10 S ILVER C OINS G OLD C OINS 6333 SW SR200 B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKERY 854-6622 A Trusted Place to Sell Your Gold & Silver HIGHEST PRICES PAID Buying All Rolex Watches Bring All Wristwatches For Our Offer B UYING R OLEX AND W RISTWATCHES 18K Presidential Submariner Two-Tone Daytona Old Rolexes Mens & Ladies Also Buying: Indian Pennies Buffalo Nickels Proof Sets Mint Sets Commemoratives Large Pennies Blue Books Collectibles 1/2 Pennies 2 Cent Pieces 3 Cent Pieces 20 Cent Pieces S TERLING S ILVER Tea Sets, Bowls, Jewelry, Antique Rounds, Ovals, Emerald, Pears, Marquise, Old Cut Diamonds, Antique Jewelry, Necklaces, Pins, Cocktail Rings, Earrings, Platinum, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies Wanted Engagement Rings We Buy All Resaleable Jewelry 0008L1G B UYING D IAMONDS 1/4 CT TO 20 CT D IAMONDS W ANTED 0008LXG Invite 30,000 Readers to Your Business Nobody covers the SW 200 Corridor like we do. 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ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@hotmail.com Entertainment, new learning opportunities, and a fashion show are among upcoming events taking place at OTOW. OTOW Lions Club The OTOW Lions Clubs annual Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 noon (doors open at 11 a.m.) in the H&R Ballroom. In addition to a wonderful meal and an entertaining fashion show, there will be gift baskets and door prizes. Tickets are on sale on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week, 8 to 10 a.m., until Sept. 23. The cost is $20 per person and proceeds go to the Florida Center for the Blind and other Lions Club charities. For further information, contact Sarah Tooher at 352-465-8291. Master the Possibilities Finish the month of August and begin September with the many opportunities available at the Master the Possibilities Education Center. Seven presentations/classes begin next week (Monday-Friday). There are computer classes and art classes available, and here is a special presentation entitled Mary Surrat: Conspirator or Innocent Pawn? This will be followed by a showing of the recent movie The Conspirator. Additionally, Retired British Inspector Terry Davison will be back. This time his topic relates to Northern Ireland. As summer winds draw down a bit, give your mind a workout at the Center dedicated to lifelong learning. Everyone is welcome! OTOW Entertainment The Entertainment Group kicks off its 20112012 Show Series on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. with Homer Noodleman as the opening act and Sally Langwah as the featured performer. Sally Langwah brings her Sock Hop Tribute Show Sally and Her Buddies --her buddies being the music of Connie Frances and Patsy Cline, to name a few, to the OTOW stage. Sally, a Nashville native, with her three and one-half vocal octave range, comes from the theater where she was voted Favorite Female Vocalist for her portrayal as Maria in The Sound of Music. Sally says there is a good possibility, if it can be arranged, that a special guest could make an appearance along with cameo appearances of Marlene, Cher, and Charo. Opening the show is Homer Noodleman (can that be his real name?), a comedian/vocalist/instrumentalist/magician/impressionist, with his The One Man Comedy-Variety Show. Homer began his career in Manchester England and has played many times at the prestigious London Palladium, including a command performance for Princess Margaret. He has been the opening act for such greats as Jerry Lewis, Tony Orlando, Gladys Knight, and many other well-known performers. Tickets go on sale Sept. 2 in the H& R Ballroom from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and each Monday-WednesdayFriday thereafter until the performance. General admission is $8 and reserved tickets are $10 with a maximum of four tickets per purchase. Sail Away Cruise Club The Sail Away Cruise Club has two cruises scheduled for 2012. The spring cruise (5 nights) begins on April 14, 2012 on the Jewel of the Seas and departs from Tampa. The ports of call are Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico.. The fall cruise (7 nights) is on Dec. 1, 2012 on the Grand Princess. Ports of call are Princess Private Island, Aruba, and Curacao. There is an optional round-trip bus transportation for all cruises for an additional charge. Both cruises are selling quickly, so call Fred at 352-237-6367 for additional information. OTOW Concert Chorus The OTOW Concert Chorus is searching for a new director. Although this is a non-paying position, the chorus of 35-40 people is a fun group, and you will very much enjoy working with these talented singers. If you have experience directing a group of fourpart harmony singers and think you might be interested in the position, call Ron Broman at 352-8614560 for further information. Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Lions Club preparing fall fashion show OTOW HAPPENINGS Read the classifieds Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com A major decision has been made by the leaders of the Renaissance Women. After much discussion regarding the participation enjoyed by our members it has been decided to open the club to all females living in Oak Run. Previously members were limited to single unattached females. We will now welcome all females regardless of marital status. Dues are not collected since our expenses are slight, however all donations are gratefully accepted. In the fall of each year a donation is given to a selected charity in the name of the Renaissance Women of Oak Run and no monies are carried over to the following year. Dining at Royal Oaks the first Wednesday evening of each month has been very enjoyable. Later in the month we have a brunch or late lunch at a local restaurant, A book club, indoor picnic, movies, casino trips and cruises are also popular. We meet every other month at Palm Grove on Sunday at 2 p.m. to discuss our plans. Hope to see you there. View channel 12, the Oak Run Newsletter, and this column for further information. If you are interested in the first Wednesday early dinner at Royal Oaks on Sept. 7 call Iris at 352-873-9990 or Pat at 352-854-7549. Pancake Breakfast Tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 27, is pancake breakfast day again at the Orchid Club. From 8 to 10 a.m. enjoy feather light pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee or tea for a bargain price of only $2.50. Way Off Broadway In St. Louis At The Fair Lou Winkelman will play the love interest of Flossie (Marci Hutto). He makes his way from Hannibal, Missouri, to St. Louis just in time to learn Flossie is leaving for New York with a seedy theatrical agent (Joe Zaccaro) to try her luck at becoming a Kinetoscope starlet. Lou is a seasoned actor with appearances in most Way Off Broadway and Little Theatre plays for the past 7 or 8 years. Lous wife, Linda Noel, came out of the closet so to speak about 4 years ago after claiming she was not an actress. We proved her wrong. Linda has also been the chairperson for ticket sales for both theatre groups for as long as can be remembered and is the motivating force behind the large audiences we are privileged to play before. Rehearsals for the play started on Saturday, Aug. 20, and we had a very encouraging first run through of the play. The next ticket sale dates in the Orchid Club lobby are on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 8 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 6:45 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 10, from 8 to 10 a.m. Reserved seats are a hot item and you should get yours early for the best selection. Do You Remember? Showcase of Stars Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of Donna Boltons Showcase of Stars. It airs following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Aug. 26 to Sept. 2. Republican Club meeting cancelled The Oak Run Republican Clubs Aug. 31 meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club. For further information call Denise Leigh at 352861-0559. Watch Our Weight (WOW) Come one, come all! If you are interested in living a healthier lifestyle and would like to get together with others who are also interested, then WOW is for you. We welcome all Oak Run men and women. Join us at the Orchid Club every Monday morning at 8:15 a.m. The first time you come you are our guest. 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R ecently, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly upgraded our lives with cell phones. Up to this time, I just assumed the cell phone was what a prisoner used.. My wife and I dragged our feet for a long time until we finally took the plunge. Both of us finally went to the cell phone store and signed up for cell phone service. She picked out a phone for her and then picked up another phone and turned to me and said, I think this will suit you. I learned long ago that when my wife is thinking, I should not interrupt the phenomenon. I must say she did not hog the whole experience of purchasing cell phones. She rather graciously allowed me to pull out my checkbook and write a check for our cell phone service. I wrote that check and signed it with a smile not knowing what I was really doing. I have found not knowing what I am doing really is a very peaceful part of my life. There is no stress when you do not know what you are doing. However, when you have some idea what you are doing, then comes the stress. I must admit, most of my life is stress free. Now, that we have upgraded our lifestyle, life has become rather easy for us. I really did not know how the simple act of signing up for cell phone service would so drastically change our life. There is something with our service called texting. I have heard of this of course, but I had no idea what it was all about. But I was shortly to discover the bliss of the world of texting. Not long after we purchased our cell phone service we were at a restaurant celebrating our wedding anniversary. Yes sir, 40 years ago we tied the knot and we have had a wonderful time together. Oh sure, there have been those knotty situations, but overall everything has held together. That sure was a tight knot we tied back in the day. We were celebrating at a certain restaurant and my wife needed to go to the ladies room for whatever ladies do in the ladies room. While she was gone, the waitress came to take our drink order. Even though I have been blissfully married for 40 years, I never take it on my own to make decisions for my better half. I have not had enough practice making decisions for my half. So, when the waitress asked for her drink order I did not quite know what she wanted. Then it dawned on me. I will text her. After all, isnt that why we got this cell phone service in the first place? So I text her and ask her what she wanted me to order her for her drink. Within a very short time, my cell phone buzzed and I looked at her text. Coffee. I looked at the waitress who was looking rather strangely at me, and said to her, My wife will have coffee. This was just the beginning of the textualization of our formal blissful relationship. We really do not have to talk anymore; we can just text each other, which cuts down on the shouting. Just the other night I was sitting in my easy chair reading a book and a text message came on my cell phone. I picked it up and looked at the text message and it said, Can you come to the bedroom immediately. Not knowing what opportunities awaited I rushed into the bedroom. There my wife was on one side of the bed and said to me, Help me turn this mattress over. We were at the mall together and we usually go to different stores. My cell phone rang and a text message came, Where are you? I immediately text back, Right behind you. A text message returned quickly saying, Oh, I thought you were lost. No, I fast text back to her, but it can be arranged. I am neither a psychiatrist nor a psychologist but I think my wife has become intexticated by this new technology. I said to her once, Lay down the cell phone and nobody will get hurt. She quickly text me and said, Touch my cell phone and you die. Im not sure if there is a rehab center for textaholics yet, but I know someone who should go there. Wait a minute I have a text coming in. What do you want for supper? Meatloaf or fried chicken? Fried chicken is fine with me, I text back. Now, where was I? Ah yes, a rehab center for textaholics. Wait a minute I have another text coming in. Can you pick up a quart of milk at the store? OK. Yes, a rehab center for textaholics. If anybody knows one you can text me with the information. But then again, maybe being addicted to texting isnt all that bad. After all, it facilitates keeping in touch with someone without actually having to talk to them. That cant be all bad. It still does not trump Gods ability to keep in touch with us. I like what the prophet says, And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear (Isaiah 65:24 KJV). I think God has texting beat, thumbs down. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road, Ocala, FL 34472. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Trying to find a cure for people who are textaholics O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder Read the classifieds Chimichurri Steak WrapsMakes 4 servings Total Recipe Time: 15 to 20 minutes Chimichurri Sauce: 1 cup fresh parsley leaves 2 cloves garlic 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt Steak Wraps: 4 medium whole wheat tortillas (8 to 10-inch diameter) 3 cups fresh baby spinach 1/2 large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips 12 ounces grilled beef steak, cut into slices Place parsley and garlic in food processor or blender container. Cover; process until finely chopped. Add oil, vinegar and salt; process just until blended. Spread each tortilla evenly with Chimichurri Sauce, leaving 1/4-inch border around edge. Top with equal amounts spinach, bell pepper slices and beef slices on top two-thirds of tortilla. Fold bottom of tortilla up over filling. Fold right and left sides to center overlapping edges; secure with wooden picks; if desired. Courtesy of The Beef CheckoffSpicy Barley and Black Bean SaladMakes 4 servings (1-1/2 cups each) Total recipe time: 25 minutes 1 cup quick cook barley, uncooked 1 1/2 cups frozen whole kernel corn, thawed 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 can (15 ounces each) Rosarita Premium Whole Black Beans, drained, rinsed 2 cans (10 ounces each) Ro*Tel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drained 1/4 cup sliced green onions, white and green parts 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese Cook barley according to package directions; drain if necessary. Place barley in large bowl. Add corn, garlic salt and pepper; toss to combine. Add black beans, drained tomatoes and onions. Sprinkle with cheese just before serving.Courtesy of ConAgra FoodsEnjoythetasteofsummerLime-Marinated Flank Steak with Stuffed Poblano PeppersMakes 6 servings Total Recipe Time: 45 to 50 minutes Marinade Time: 6 hours to overnight 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Ro*Tel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 beefflanksteak(about1-1/2pounds) 2 cups cooked brown rice 1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sodium or regular black beans, drained and rinsed 6 medium poblano chili peppers (about 4 inches long) Toppings: Toasted shelled pepitas (pumpkin seeds), crumbled queso frescos and lime wedges (optional) Drain tomatoes, reserving juice for marinade. Set aside diced tomatoes with green chiles. Combine reserved tomato juice, 1/2 cup cilantro, lime juice and olive oil in medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate 1/3 cup marinade for rice. Place beef steak and remaining marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight, turning occasionally. Combine rice, reserved 1/3 cup marinade, diced tomatoes, black beans and remaining 1/4 cup cilantro in medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Set aside. Cut slit lengthwise down 1 side of each poblano pepper to create pocket, leaving stem and tip intact. Make another small crosswise cut just below the stem to form T-shaped opening. Remove and discard seeds and membranes, being careful to keep peppers intact. Spoon rice mixture evenly into peppers. Wrap each tightly in aluminum foil to seal. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Place steak in center grid over medium, ash-covered coals; arrange peppers around steak. Grill steak, covered, 11 to 16 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill 16 to 21 minutes) for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally. Grill peppers, covered, 25 to 30 minutes (20 to 25 minutes on gas grill) or until peppers are tender and filling is heated through, turning occasionally. Carve steak across grain into thin slices. Remove peppers from foil. Serve peppers with steaks and toppings as desired.Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff and ConAgra FoodsLime-Marinated Flank Steak with Stuffed Poblano Peppers Chimichurri Steak Wraps Spicy Barley and Black Bean Salad FAMILY FEATURES S ummer weekends often mean having a backyard barbecue. You can have a delicious, grill-inspired meal ready in 45 minutes or less with these fun, flavorful recipe ideas. With mouthwatering grilled beef, high-quality ingredients like canned tomatoes and bold bursts of flavor from lime juice, chimichurri and barbecue sauces, your cook out menu is sure to be a memorable hit. 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Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com who rate the credit worthiness of our federal debt stated that they were looking for $4 trillion in deficit reduction to prevent a downgrade. Our Congressman Stearns correctly stated the facts. This measure did not add up to $4 trillion, but was $1.6 trillion less. On Aug. 5 our nations credit rating was reduced just as Stearns warned. Congressman Stearns was right. Monty Eason Oak RunNo more part-timersIt is such an amazing endeavor when our employers can and do create a segment of our working population to live in a substandard way so they can boost their bottom profit figures and pay their CEOs their outrageous, inflated salaries. Just look and pay some attention to the number of part-time employees who are on the employee payroll. All these shenanigans accomplish is that those employers transfer their responsibilities back to the government welfare system for medical insurance, retirement income, Social Security and so on. What is the solution? Perhaps a special tax should be implemented against these employers to cover the shortfall that they actually create. That could be assessed to the companies that have over a certain percentage of their employees employed on a part-time basis. Voters, wake up. State our concerns to your politicians. They certainly are not working for the American well-being. However, politics is their main objective. Joe Daigle Dunnellon LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the Citizen Sometimes I wonder whether the mainstream pundits listen to themselves. Its hard to believe they would say the silly things they say if they did. For example, the talking heads on MSNBC, which works 24/7 for President Obamas re-election, like to say that conservative Republicans hate government. If you hate government, Chris Matthews, host of Hardball, asks, why would you want to be the government? Matthewss evidence for this hatred is the conservatives harping on the large national debt, which is about equal to the GDP and deficit spending, which is close to half of total federal spending, and their opposition to higher taxes to shrink the deficit. To Matthews, expressing concern about those numbers and opposing further spending, borrowing, and taxing is proof of hatred for government. A devastating piece of evidence was Republican votes against raising the debt ceiling even though the package contained future spending cuts. (Of course, they were not real cuts, but merely small decreases in the rate of spending growth.) The symbol of conservative hatred for government, Matthews said, came during the last Republican presidential debate, when all the candidates raised their hands to indicate they would oppose a deficit-reduction package that contained $10 in spending cuts for every $1 in increased revenues. Leaving aside the question of how sincere most Republican conservatives are when they rail against deficit spending, I would like Matthews and his ilk to answer a simple question: How can a group of politicians and political activists be said to hate government, or Washington, when they enthusiastically support: the U.S. governments global bullying; invasions, occupations, and endless wars; secret CIA prisons; torture as an interrogation technique; extraordinary rendition in which suspects are sent to foreign countries for torture by brutal dictatorships; support for friendly foreign autocrats and other oppressive regimes; the USA PATRIOT Act, including warrantless surveillance; national-security letters; the military-industrial complex; the war on drug users/sellers/makers; energy independence; intellectual-property enforcement; restrictions on immigrants and employer sanctions; consumption taxes; federal marriage regulation; and corporate welfare? Im sure Ive left some things out. No one who embraces these liberty-killing actions can claim to be for small government, much less against government altogether. Most conservatives are as much for overpowering government as socalled liberals are. They just want the government to be overpowering in different matters, although that is less true than it once was. Conservatives have a cultural animosity to a welfare state that seems to cater to low-income people; apparently for them nothing is worse than an immigrants going on the dole. On the other hand, they have little problem with middle-class welfare, such as Social Security and Medicare. One of their arguments against Obamacare was that it includes a half-trillion-dollar cut in Medicare. True, they sometimes talk about giving a role in these programs to private companies, but thats driven more by a probusiness orientation and a desire for efficiency than by any desire to end the programs. So-called liberals, on the other hand, would expand all welfarestate programs while keeping the power in-house rather than farming it out to business they prefer government bureaucrats to corporate bureaucrats. There might have been a time when liberals could be said to oppose the global military establishment, but those days are long gone. When did you last hear a member of President Obamas party criticize his war program, which is virtually indistinguishable from George W. Bushs? So the two dominant forces in American politics favor domineering government and, necessarily, a smaller sphere for individual freedom and free markets. Why, then, do Matthews & Co. insist that conservatives hate government? A reasonable explanation is that this strategy is intended to scare people into thinking there is no enlightened alternative to big-government pro-empire Progressivism. They cant hit conservatives on foreign policy and civil liberties because they hold the same views! So they have to convince Americans that conservatives would tear down everything they know and love. Its false, but it may be effective. Whats lacking is a true pro-liberty, anti-power alternative. Actually, its not lacking. There are plenty of people promoting the libertarian vision. But the conservative and liberal intelligentsia have little interest in letting the American people in on it. Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) and editor of The Freeman magazine. No, Chris Mathews, Conservatives in America dont hate government GUEST COMMENTARY we discuss our diet and health concerns, recipes, mutual weight problems, etc. We need your support and would love to be of support to you. Please come see what were all about. Remember everybody is welcome. We weigh in (privately) from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m., the meeting starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 9:30 a.m. Hope to see you next Monday. Garden Club Welcome back! We hope your summer was relaxing and that you are getting excited about upcoming events at Oak Run. Our first meeting of the year will be on Wednesday Sept. 7, at the Orchid Club. We will be socializing at 9 a.m. with homemade treats made by our refreshment committee. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Pam Greenewald of Angel Gardens in Alachua will be our speaker. She will be doing a presentation on organic gardening, so bring your questions. We will also have a plant raffle and a 50-50 raffle. Tickets for our very popular Victorian Tea scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16, will be on sale at our September meeting. $5 will give you a membership for the Garden Club for the year. It will be money well spent! We have interesting speakers on gardening and related topics, field trips and gardening tips from experienced gardeners. Our next meeting will be on Oct. 5. Oak Run Travel There is still room on the Christmas trip to Biloxi for the casino tours. The bus will leave on Dec. 23 and will return on Dec. 26. The three night accommodations will be at the Beau Rivage and you will receive $22 in food credits and $25 in rewards play. The price is just $169 for double occupancy and an $89 supplement for the single rate. Call Pat and Art Kreideweis at 352-291-1456 to sign up. On Saturday, Sept. 24, there will be a bus trip, play, and dinner at Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre. The show will be Leading Ladies which is an hilarious comedy about two unemployed actors who try to pass themselves off as heirs to a fortune except the heirs are heiresses. Call Amelia Fiore to reserve your seat on this trip. The price is only $56. Connie and Phil Smith will be hosting a trip to Washington, DC, on April 19-24, 2012. Enjoy a guided tour of Washington and see some of the awe-inspiring sights on this fantastic tour which will include the US Capitol, the White House, the National Archives, Embassy Row, and Georgetown plus all the new monuments and war memorials. Royal Oaks Ladies 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, Aug. 16, we played First and Last. The net scores of only the first 5 holes and the last 4 holes counted. The winners were: First Flight 1st Place, Dianna Love, 2nd Place, Jan Tennant; Second Flight 1st Place, Salita Timmermeyer, 2nd Place, Lynn Houghton; Third Flight 1st Place, Maureen Edwards, 2nd Place, Arlene Klann. Salita Timmermeyer was also Closest to the Pin. Congratulations to all the winners who braved the heat and played so well. Royal Oaks Mens Golf Thirty-nine players showed up for the Aug. 19 game of three best net. The day started off cool, and all were able to finish before it got too hot. The winning score reflected that, a 188 turned in by the team of Bruce Stover, Al Prachel, John Foutty, and Don Aubrey. Second with a score of 200 were Ron Tennant, Londe Bracale, Mike Madill, and Fred West. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Don Aubrey, Ray Hagerman, Mark Best, and Jan Flickinger. As the summer winds down and trips or vacations end we anticipate seeing more of the members playing. For those of you already here, keep the game in top shape. See you next week! Royal Oaks Lady Niners The Aug. 18 game was Par 4s Only. In Flight A, Sally Crass won and Patty Waddell was second. In Flight B, Eleanor Cerlenko and Vicki Ellin tied for first place. Congratulatins to B.J. Lassiter on her chip-in on the 16th hole! All ladies living in Oak Run are welcome to play with the Lady Niners on Monday mornings. The tee-times are noted on the sign-up sheet in the ladies locker room. Carol Anns Corner Its a darned good thing Im not considered a reporter for the Citizen. I mean, what real reporter would be handed a scoop on a silver platter and then drop it? Valerie Oddo from Renaissance Women gave me the information regarding the change in membership criteria some weeks ago, far in advance of its scheduled appearance in the September Oak Run News Letter. What did I do? I managed to misplace it in my virtual files. Sorry Valerie! Anyway, it might be a mini-scoop as this column just might beat the delivery of the newsletter. Hope all Oak Run ladies will consider Renaissance Womens interesting women only social activities. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of the Friday before publication. Note there are no hyphens in the address. If you wish to call her, the number is in the Oak Run directory. You may send pictures as jpg attachments. 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Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com The 47 percent of non taxpayers that were cited in my letter is not an indictment of the poor; rather, an indictment of some of the very rich who are paying zero or little taxes because of loopholes and accounting tricks allowed by our existing tax code. It is an indictment of middle income Americans who are paying zero or little taxes because of inflated deductions and credits. It is an indictment of those in the underground-economy working off-the-books to avoid paying income tax; granted many of these are unemployed people they have little choice. Upper and middle income people who are paying their fair share of income taxes are bearing the brunt of this additional tax burden. It simply is not fair to them. When tax reform is implemented, this inequity will no longer exist. Considering fair tax as a possible tax reform, it will guarantee that less fortunate poor people will continue to pay no income tax. In fact they will receive a prebate each month that helps them with their essential purchases. The amount of the prebate is determined by a familys size and the familys income level. With fair tax, income is not taxed. If a family earns $50,000 they keep $50,000. If an individual or a corporation earns $50,000,000 they keep $50,000,000. It will make no difference if a rich person gets richer or a person works off the books. Instead, the fair-tax levies a national sales tax (23 percent) on the new things they purchase (office buildings, office equipment and supplies, toaster ovens, flat screen TVs, vehicles, boats, homes, or whatever) not on what they earn. The richer an entity becomes the more things it will buy and the stronger the American revenue stream will become. Double taxation of an item as we have under our current tax code will be eliminated. When one pays fair-tax on a new item the item is not taxed again if the item is ever resold. There has been much talk over the years about tax reform but nothing ever happens. Now our economy is in shambles. Wall Street is extremely nervous; it has no confidence in our governments policies. Our revenue streams are becoming less and less viable. Now is the time to implement tax reform. There are some opponents of tax reform. Much of their opposition is based on misinformation and speculation. One must possess the facts surrounding something before a reasonable decision about it can be made. To gather information about tax reform, begin at FairTax.org. Now is the time! The writer closed his letter with: May God bless us all, especially the poor. I will add . and may God bless America. Joe OHara OTOW Stearns was right A recent Citizen editorial underscored why our nation is facing a deficit crisis. Too many Americans fail to realize that current federal spending is unsustainable. 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Nothing good ever came out of TexasIf we study early American history the poorest cattle marketed in the 19th century came out of Texas, "Long Horns and Brahmins." Of course they created a lot of El Toro Poo Poo and are still doing it. Sam Rayburn could be the exception. Well, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush both came from Texas and now we have Governor "Ricky" Scott, another loser. It seems he criticizes everything but the kitchen sink.. His criticism of President Obama, our troops, Christianity, evolution and this man wants to be president. This guy fits right in with John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. One of the saddest comments made by the Republicans is President Obama is taking a 10 day, working vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Do you believe? The Congress gets the whole month of August off for vacation and probably longer if it wasn't for the debt ceiling debacle. Listen people, the President doesn't have the power to raise taxes, increase the debt and above all have "Pork Barrel" projects as do the members of congress. It's great to see so many republicans out there at each other's throats. Maybe they will come up with a few facts about each other they don't want the "American People" to know. It seems that only Ron Paul has any common sense and that's not saying much for the rest of the "Rat Pack." Those who profess business experience, female diversity and broad congressional backgrounds are nothing more than "Hopers," those people who hope the "American People" believe everything they say while not saying anything and Ricky Perry is the worst. Remember what comes from Texas can do what the Bushes did. Get us into an unjust War, Lie, Cheat, Deceive the Public, put us deeper in debt and in an all around way, put America down the tubes. Then they have the audacity to blame President Obama who's been in office 21/2 years and the republicans had eight years plus even starting with a $7 trillion dollars in the black. WOW! If I remember my accounting right, when Bush left office we were in the red to the tune of $12 trillion dollars. That means that Bush squandered $19 trillion dollars. Because the United States is a Republic not a Democracy, don't let the term Republic(an) fool you. They've been trying to do it for years. Remember John Boehner crying at all the right times. I'm ashamed he's from Ohio. Johnny is a crybaby! Bill Ford Ocala The Movement to create a Christian theocracy There is a movement here in the United States to create a Christian Theocracy and this movement is called Dominionism which says that Christians have a God-given right to rule all earthly institutions. Dominionism derives from a small fringe sect called Christian Reconstructionism, founded by a Calvinist theologian named R. J. Rushdoony in the 1960s. Christian Reconstructionism openly advocates replacing American law with the strictures of the Old Testament. George Grant, the former executive director of Coral Ridge Ministries, wrote It is dominion we are after. Not just equal time ... World conquest. There are a couple of Republican candidates for President that lean toward this objective. In a recent article in The New Yorker this month, Ryan Lizza showed how Michele Bachmanns intellectual and theological development fit into this premise. A recent cover story in the Texas Observer by Forrest Wilder examined Rick Perrys relationship with the New Apostolic Reformation, a Dominionist variant of Pentecostalism. He wrote that What makes the New Apostolic Reformation movement so potent is its growing fascination with infiltrating politics and Government. Its members believe Christianscertain Christians are destined to not just take dominion over government, but stealthily climb to the commanding heights of what they term the Seven Mountains of society, including the media and the arts and entertainment world. Think of it like political radical Islamism. There are a number of Theocracies in the world with which we now have conflict. Governments run under religious laws to the exclusion of all other beliefs, religious and secular. Do we want to fall to their level? Do we want to throw out our Constitution which was established in part to keep any single religion from controlling our government? I sincerely hope not! Much of this information was gleaned from an article by Michelle Goldberg, a senior contributing writer for Newsweek/The Daily Beast. James Merrick Ocala Where are our values?Based on editorials, comments and the general media, it is obvious the Democrats/Liberals have no concept of economics or business. Our debt has increased over 50 percent in five years to $16 trillion but they dont want to reduce spending, and this caused our credit rating to fall. They blame the Tea Parties for this downgrade even though it is the Tea Party and other conservatives who insist on fiscal responsibility, reducing spending. When asked What part of the Tea Partys agenda they object to?, you cant get an honest response. When if ever do liberals say cut the spending, no more debt? They insist we increase the Tax on the rich, but fail to acknowledge the top 5 percent pay over 70 percent of our taxes. What percentage would you have them pay? It sure is easy to spend the other mans money since over 40 percent of us pay no taxes. They insist on raising the tax on corporations although America has the highest rate anywhere. Corporations are not the enemy, they are owned by individual stock holders. For the liberals, that is what we call our free market system, small and large businesses owned by the people, not the government. We cant grow by taking more money from businesses, they furnish jobs. Our claim of being a Christian/God-fearing nation also seems to get under their skin as they vent their anger on the Religious Right. We have always been a God-fearing nation as further evidenced by quotes from Abe Lincoln: I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go and We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us. This could be said of America today if we dont get back on our knees. Have we forgotten how God has blessed us? Regarding liberal claims of the Tea Party being racist, not liking Obama, we dont like his policies, his direction, race has nothing to do with it. If you will notice, we support Herman Cain and Justice Thomas. Do you? Wayne Rackley Ocala More on tax reformThe writer of Some more thoughts regarding tax reform (8-5-2011) said We need to help the poor, not make it more difficult for them. He is absolutely correct. My letter Thoughts regarding tax reform (7-292011) completely disregarded poor Americans. I should have emphasized that We, the People have an obligation to provide for and protect less fortunate Americans; those who are unable through no fault of their own to do so for themselves. This is one of the qualities which makes America such a great country.Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE10 By now you should have noticed those large yellow vehicles. Yep, school started last Monday. Its time to be extra careful as you drive. Watch out for school buses stopping and starting, as well as for children crossing roads and streets. The buses have been taking a short cut through Pun Alley to drop off some stories. No more After the first few days of school the boy said to his mom, Teacher asked me if I have any brothers or sisters who will be coming to school. His mom replied, Thats nice of her to take such an interest in you. So what did she say when you told her that youre the only child, my dear? She just said, Thank goodness! Cant see it Chris has worn glasses since the age of three. In first grade he came home very distressed so his mother asked, Chris, what happened today to upset you so much? He answered, Its not fair. Im not allowed to go to the library. Very concerned his mother asked, Why arent you allowed to go to the library? With a tearful reply he said, Because, in order to go to the library you have to have supervision, and I wear glasses. Not alone If there are any idiots in the room, will they please stand up, said the sarcastic high school teacher the first day of class. After a long silence, one freshman rose to his feet. Now then mister, why do you consider yourself an idiot? inquired the teacher with a sneer. Well, actually I dont, said the student, but I hate to see you standing up there all by yourself. Half there Whats your fathers occupation? asked the school secretary on the first day of registration. Hes a magician, said the new boy. How exciting. Whats his best trick? He saws people in half. How impressive! Now, do you have any brothers or sisters? Yep, one half brother and two half sisters. Short subjects A high school student landed a part-time job that takes lots of guts. He puts strings on guitars. Student: I dont think I deserved a zero on this test. Teacher: Neither do I, but its the lowest mark I can give you. Students think their school is haunted. The principal is always talking about the school spirit. A girl took home a library book whose cover read How to Hug, only to discover that it was Volume VII of an encyclopedia. It wasnt school John disliked it was just the principal of it. Teacher: Can you tell me how iron was discovered? Student: I heard Dad say that they smelt it. A little girl had just finished her first school week. Im just wasting my time, she said to her mother. I cant read, I cant write and they wont let me talk. Clash of minds The high school music director said to the cymbal player, Youre constantly coming in at the wrong time. My entry point gives a much better effect and I wont play it as written, the cymbal player said. Later, the principal asked the music director, Why did you kick that young musician out of the band? It was a simple case of cymbal disobedience. A bad spell Teaching junior high school English, Mr. Teller stressed the importance of nice clean margins on student papers. One seventhgrade boy said in his essay that he was sorry to write in the margarine. When he graded his paper, Mr. Teller added a little note next to his that said, Maybe next time you will do butter. Moving on A high school physics teacher had just returned from a summer job as a beach lifeguard. He noted that the best-tanned babes flirted the most throughout the summer, though they never found steady boyfriends. He theorized that a body in lotion trends to stray emotion. Quarter time A high school student was looking for some part time work, so he applied at McDonalds. When the manager hired him he said, We get a lot of coins in here that are all bent out of shape. Your job will be to straighten them out with a hammer. Great! the student said. Whats the job title? The manager replied, Your job title is Quarter Pounder.Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. 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Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 W hen it comes to the pesky critters at Tuscawilla Park in downtown Ocala, Im really not trying to duck the issue. Its just that I dont know whats going on with the web-footed creatures that dominate the area and why they have to be killed, especially if the description of their planned demise is accurate. If you missed it, there are ducks all around the ponds at the park in the northeast area of downtown. There used to be just one pond with ducks, but then someone in his infinite wisdom decided to create a new manmade lake on the other side of Watula Avenue, so the ducks have an additional place to swim. But to get there, they have to cross the road. Its actually commonplace for the ducks, in a long row as ducks tend to do, to cross the street, stopping traffic for a couple of minutes as they waddle from the east pond to the west pond, or vice versa. So along comes the Ocala City Council, which decides that the certain breed of ducks has to be killed. Never mind that some people offered to help relocate them to where they wouldnt be a nuisance downtown, the council decided that death would be preferable. The description of the death is that the ducks would be sedated, then taken to a gas chamber somewhere and euthanized. Gas chamber? Is that the most humane way to kill ducks, even nuisance ducks? We got rid of the gas chamber for convicted murderers in most states years ago. Are the ducks worse than convicted murderers? I have to admit that Ive never been known as an animal rights activist I believe peoples rights come first. But the citys plans seem a little bit gruesome to me, especially since a painless alternative has been offered by several people. Its interesting that the city waited until after qualifying for the city election to make this decision. Its too late for people to run against them in the next few weeks. I guess they felt they could play politics with ducks and it wouldnt hurt them. But Im going to hold out hope that the city officials will come to their senses and treat these animals with a little less cruelty. If people are willing to take the ducks to other locations, they should be allowed to do so. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@smcitizen.com. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen 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 letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. L ast week we urged you to be careful around school buses. We warned you about the laws regarding traffic stopping for buses. But there are a couple of additional concerns, this time from the other side of the issue. First, the hours that our schools are making children wait for buses are ridiculous. Monday morning, while it was still dark, young children were out on the corners waiting. Some, fortunately, were with parents. To make the kids get out this early almost borders on cruelty to the young ones. At least let them stay home until daylight. The second involves another issue that has annoyed us for years. Monday morning in the predawn hours, a school bus southbound on Southwest 60th Avenue stopped to pick up a couple of children. Traffic dutifully stopped along with it and the two children got on the bus. Then the bus just sat there, with its lights flashing, for a solid two minutes, with no children in sight to get on the bus. Now, two minutes may not seem like a lot, but when people are trying to get to work, its downright annoying to sit behind a stopped school bus that isnt taking on children. School officials are constantly bemoaning the fact that people dont stop properly for school buses that are taking on children. Well, school officials need to emphasize to the bus drivers that it works both ways. They should not abuse the privilege of stopping traffic by just sitting there without doing anything. Maybe we can chalk this up as a first-day-of-school glitch. But well be watching in the future, and well be making sure that the school bus drivers have respect for the other drivers around them. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY School bus rules work both ways Dont duck the issue at Tuscawilla Ready for retirement? 10 tips to achieve some peace of mind Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED GUEST COLUMN BY JEAN SETZFAND Special to the Citizen A happy and fulfilling retirement means different things to different people. Once you determine what will give you peace of mind in retirement, its important to know how you can get there financially. AARP can help you get started with 10 simple (and fun) tips. Step 1: Define Your Retirement Write down your top five goals for retirement. Keep a scrapbook or start a journal but be practical to rule out unnecessary expenses. Step 2: Take Stock of Your Assets Write down how much you bring home each month, how much you have in the bank and how much you have in your retirement account. Then take the time to list all of your hobbies and skills many can be turned into real income. Visit www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/info-062009/recareering_transferable_s kills.html. Step 3: Evaluate Your Health Now Schedule your checkups and preventive exams now, from the annual physical to the teeth cleaning. Commit (or re-commit) to eating healthy, exercising, getting enough sleep and staying mentally sharp with brain games, puzzles and books. Step 4: Determine When to Collect Social Security (hint: later is better!) The longer you wait to claim Social Security, the greater the benefit for you and your family. AARPs Social Security Benefits Calculator will show you when best to claim: www.aarp.org/socialsecuritybenefits Step 5: Network through Social Media and Other Means Include a networking strategy in your retirement plan. It may involve joining a community book club you discovered via Facebook or starting a morning meet-up group at a local coffee shop to discuss ideas with other soon-to-be retirees. Step 6: Decide How Much You Want (or Need) to Work Weigh the pros and cons of working including how many hours per week now. The sooner you get comfortable with this decision, the more secure you will be in your retirement planning. Visit www.aarp.org/jobs. Step 7: Create a Retirement Budget Create a retirement budget and do a financial checkup of your investments. The AARP Retirement Calculator can help: www.aarp.org/retirementcalculator. Additional resources are available at www.aarp.org/financialfreedom. Step 8: Find New Ways to Cut Your Expenses (and Start Saving More) Saving more now will always make you better prepared for retirement. Start by listing your bills and then figure out ways to trim them. Another strategy that works for many people: pay off your smallest debts first, regardless of interest rate, which can give you a sense of accomplishment. Visit www.aarp.org/money/creditloans-debt/info-092010/controlling-debt-and-financ es.html. Step 9: Prepare For the Unexpected Take time to consider how youd pay for minor issues, like a roof leak, to serious ones, like a grave illness. Discuss the big issues with your family or those closest to you. Visit http://www.aarp.org/decide. Also check all your insurance policies to make sure they are adequate. Step 10: Stick to Your Plan (Our Community Can Help) Joining AARPs online community will connect you with others going through the same life changes. The community holds a wealth of information and can be a source of comfort and strength, www.aarp.org/online_community. For more on retirement planning, visit www.aarp.org/readyforretirement. Jean C. Setzfand is vice president of the Financial Security Team in the Education and Outreach group at AARP She leads AARPs educational and outreach efforts aimed at helping Americans have a financial peace of mind in retirement. L i v i n g W a t e r Living Water W e s l e y a n C h u r c h Wesleyan Church 11120 S. W. Hwy. 484 (1 Mile West of S.R. 200) 0008MPU Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study 6:00 PM Oasis For Women (Bi-Monthly) 1st Saturday 8:00 AM Mens Prayer Breakfast Pastor: Dale E. Travis, Sr. Phone: 489-2636 lwwc.embarqspace.com Sunday Sunday School/Discipleship 9:50 AM Morning Worship 10:50 AM Clubhouse For Children 4:00 PM Wesleyan Youth 4:00 PM Evening Praise 6:00 PM 0008O7T First Congregational United Church of Christ First Congregational United Church of Christ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida An Open and Affirming Church Adult Bible Study 12:00 Noon Worship 10:30 am 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 1 0 3rd St Pi ne R un OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 0008LI3 Rev. Alan Jefferson Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Prayer / Bible Study . . . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 0008MN1 75 484 484 Exit 341 MARION OAKS COURSE SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. John Downing, Pastor Rev. Jeff Rountree, Minister of Worship Rev. Rob Loy, Jr., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Childrens Minister Trina Loy, Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 7:00 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 0008MQ8 Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 0008TD7 Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 9:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Thursday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Rosary Weekday Groups: Mon, Wed & Fri Noon AA Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP E p i s c o p a l Episcopal C h u r c h Church o f t h e A d v e n t of the Advent 0008Y27 adventepiscopal.net 9524 S.W. 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 S unday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m. Youth Alive 7p.m. Randall Brown Pastor Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 0008MQG 0008XS7 Join us this Sunday at Faith Presbyterian Church, as we worship our great God together! Why should you visit Faith Presbyterian Church? You will be greeted by a small but very dedicated group of believers. You will experience worship that is reverent (traditional), and Christ centered You will hear expository Bible preaching that will strengthen your faith. Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. 415 NE 41 Ave. (7th Day Adventist Church) in Ocala www.faithocala.org (352) 216-0968 Pastor Greg Hoadley & his wife Stella 0008U5N Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala A F RESH N EW A PPROACH TO J UDAISM Under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (jrf.org) Liberal Progressive Contemporary Inclusive For membership and further information, call Judi Siegal, President 237-8277 Email: bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com Website: bethisraelocala.org High Holidays 5772 Rosh Hashanah Free Catered Dinner, Erev Rosh Hashanah First Day Rosh Hashanah Service with Tashlich Shabbat Service, Sept. 30 at 8:00 p.m. Saul Oresky, Rabbinical Intern 0008MPT 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services Watch Our Television Broadcast Thursdays at 5:30pm on Cox Channel 16 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 0008MQN F EED your soul, S AVOR the richness of J EWISH tradition, Q UENCH your thirst for knowledge & wisdom, T ASTE the flavors of Jewish culture, B E W ELCOMED A S A F AMILY Worship Education Social Action Cemetery Social Choir Sisterhood 0008X0Y Imagine a place where you can TEMPLE BETH SHALOM is all this and more Erev Shabbat Services Fridays, 8 pm 1109 NE 8th Ave., Ocala, FL www.jewishocala.org Fostering Jewish life in Marion County 854-6446 Temple Beth Shalom of Ocala Reservations for FREE bus 873-3995 00090R8 Bethesda Worship Center worship connect serve Time of Breakthrough Service Sundays at 10:30 AM Childrens Church Sundays at 11:30 AM * * Bethesda Worship Center Bethesda Worship Center Bethesda Worship Center Church Location: 294 Marion Oaks Lane Ocala, FL 34473 352.566.7586 Call and visit our website www.bethesda.worship.center.org We Want You Here With Us! So come lets grow 2gether. Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 0008MNH S u n d a y W o r s h i p 1 0 : 0 0 a m W e d n e s d a y E v e n i n g W o r s h i p 6 : 4 5 p m G e r m a n L a n g u a g e W o r s h i p 1 s t S u n d a y o f e a c h m o n t h 3 : 0 0 p m 0008MN9 7768 SW Hwy. 200 (352) 237-4633 www.cpcocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Nursery Available Pastor Gary O. Marshall Your Spiritual Home 0008MNL 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 am All ages Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm Friday Youth Nights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 Thomas Markham, Pastor Phone: 352-237-6950 EVERYONE WELCOME CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY SERVICES 9644 SW HWY. 484, Ocala (Near St. Rd. 200) Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sun. Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sun. Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m. 0008MOB S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 7 1 1 1 9 5 711195

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E Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is a dead zone in an ocean or other body of water? Victor Paine, Tallahassee, FL So-called dead zones are areas of large bodies of watertypically in the ocean but also occasionally in lakes and even rivers that do not have enough oxygen to support marine life. The cause of such hypoxic (lacking oxygen) conditions is usually eutrophication, an increase in chemical nutrients in the water, leading to excessive blooms of algae that deplete underwater oxygen levels. Nitrogen and phosphorous from agricultural runoff are the primary culprits, but sewage, vehicular and industrial emissions and even natural factors also play a role in the development of dead zones. Dead zones occur around the world, but primarily near areas where heavy agricultural and industrial activity spill nutrients into the water and compromise its quality accordingly. Some dead zones do occur naturally, but the prevalence of them since the 1970swhen dead zones were detected in Chesapeake Bay off Maryland as well as in Scandinavias Kattegat Strait, the mouth of the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the northern Adriatichints at mankinds impact. A 2008 study found more than 400 dead zones worldwide, including in South America, China, Japan, southeast Australia and elsewhere. Perhaps the most infamous U.S. dead zone is an 8,500 square mile swath (about the size of New Jersey) of the Gulf of Mexico, not far from where the nutrient-laden Mississippi River, which drains farms up and down the Midwest, lets out. Besides decimating the regions once teeming shrimp industry, low oxygen levels in the water there have led to reproductive problems for fish, leading to lack of spawning and low egg counts. Other notable U.S. dead zones today occur off the coasts of Oregon and Virginia. Fortunately, dead zones are reversible if their causes are reduced or eliminated. For example, a huge dead zone in the Black Sea largely disappeared in the 1990s following the fall of the Soviet Union, after which there was a huge spike in the cost of chemical fertilizers throughout the region. And while this situation was largely unintentional, the lessons learned have not been lost on scientists, policymakers and the United Nations, which has been pushing to reduce industrial emissions in other areas around the globe where dead zones are a problem. To wit, efforts by countries along the Rhine River to reduce sewage and industrial emissions have reduced nitrogen levels in the North Seas dead zone by upwards of 35 percent. In the U.S., dead zones have also been reduced in the Hudson River and San Francisco Bay following clean-up efforts. Hypoxic conditions continue to plague the Gulf of Mexico, however, with matters made worse by pollution unleashed by Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, as well as by a federal push to increase Midwest corn production, which effectively loads even more algae-inducing nutrients into the already overloaded system. The Mississippi Basin/Gulf of Mexico Water Nutrient Task Force, a coalition of federal, state and tribal agencies, has been busy monitoring the dead zone and recomFriday, August 26, 2011 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Five generations Mary McAlister of Emeritus West is one of the five generations shown. She moved to Florida in 1921 when she was 2 years old, and is the author of a book of family history called Coosa County Girl. She was born in Alabama. Shown in the photos are second generation Judy McAlister; third generation Sar Lee, on right, standing in for Michelle Graves, granddaughter; fourth generation, Lori Graves, great granddaughter on left; and fifth generation, Orion, Loris baby. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners in cooperation with the Marion County Public Library System, will offer the Ready to Read: Zero to Three Community Expo for parents and caregivers of children ages 0 3. It will be Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marion County Public Library, Headquarters-Ocala (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd.). From the day they are born, children are capable of learning the skills they need to become good readers. By talking, singing and reading with infants and toddlers, parents and caregivers are their childs first teachers. The Ready to Read: Zero to Three Community Expo will offer parents and caregivers helpful tips to provide a healthy and stimulating learning environment for infants and toddlers. Expo attendees will be able to visit learning stations and exhibits, talk with experts from local agencies, participate in activity tables and enjoy live entertainment and giveaways. For more information, call the Marion County Public Library System at 352-6718551. The Ready to Read: Zero to Three Community Expo is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is administered by the Library and Information Services division of the Florida Department of State. Ready to Read: Zero to Three Expo to be offered at library Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Eager to share your love of books or games or prayer? We are looking for volunteers to read books or facilitate games for our Hospice patients and residents at local Assisted Living Facilities and on the Oncology unit at Ocala Regional Medical Center. An additional need includes spiritual care volunteers to pray with or read to patients. All you need is a willingness to devote 1-4 hours per month. We can guarantee that the blessings you receive through your service will exceed your expectations! To become one of these special volunteers, call the Volunteer Services department at Hospice of Marion County at (352) 8737441 for information. Thorough training is provided. Hospice of Marion County is a nonprofit organization which has served thousands of patients and families throughout the county with quality and compassionate end-of-life care since 1983. We are your Hometown Hospice! Hospice looking for some volunteers Read the classifieds PHOTO BY JIM CLARKEdward Brewer, left, of Ocala West United Methodist Church, is shown with John Johnson of the OTOW Lions Club. Diabetes, eye screening scheduled for Sept. 10 at local Methodist ChurchOn Sept. 10, the On Top of the World Lions Club in cooperation with the Ocala West United Methodist Church, will engage in diabetes screening for adults and eye screening for children ages 1 to 6. The event will take place between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. at the church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. At the same time the church members will be selling their first seasonal breakfast. The treatment of vision impairment and its prevention is paramount to the mission of Lions Clubs. Diabetes is a major cause of vision impairment. The purpose of this screening is to identify the possibility of diabetes in someone not aware of it. The results of this screening is a snapshot in time. If the results are outside the acceptable range, the individual will be given the results and asked to check with their family physician. The eye screening of the children is to look for problems that may cause Amblyopic (lazy eye). If caught between the ages of 1 to 6, the condition is much easier to correct. Often the wearing of an eye patchover the good eye causes correction to the lazy eye. State of the art testing equipment will be used. The test only takes a few seconds. The equipment gives a complete printout to be taken to an ophthalmologist. These tests are open to the public and are free of charge as a public service. There is a $5 cost for the breakfast. Check out our website www.smcitizen.com What is a dead zone in the ocean? 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Book Tee Times Online www.pineoaksocala.com + tax Conservative Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Night Bible Study at 6:30 PM Community Church 00091T6 Dr. Harley Towler, pastor Graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Antietam Biblical Seminary & Graduate School Located one mile west of State Road 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) 861-7716 0008T0D C i t r u s C o u n t y C r a f t C o u n c i l P r e s e n t s i t s 2 2 n d A n n u a l HARVEST MOON CRAFT SHOW F o r M o r e I n f o r m a t i o n c a l l M i m i a t 8 6 0 2 5 9 8 D o n a t i o n s o f n o n p e r i s h a b l e f o o d s w i l l b e a p p r e c i a t e d P r o c e e d s t o B e n e f i t B i g B r o t h e r s B i g S i s t e r s Saturday Sept. 3, 2011 9 AM Till 3 PM C r y s t a l R i v e r A r m o r y U S 1 9 N C r y s t a l R i v e r F L F R E E P A R K I N G & A D M I S S I O N RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! 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Reservations MUST be made in advance Call Steffie at (407) 647-6328 or email: SKB255@aol.com Special Adult 1 year Membership to EARS and Animal Tour $8 Adults and, $4 Children 2-14 Prefer checks as the method of payment Visit Us Online At www.earsinc.net 00091SZ bigsunrealty.com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor E R A B I G S U N R E A L T Y ERA BIG SUN REALTY O P E N 7 D A Y S L y n n e K a m p f 2 0 9 8 9 1 4 B i l l A k e r 2 9 9 4 5 7 1 J o h n & B r e n d a H a y n e s 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 o r 8 9 5 3 0 2 7 M a r y e l l e n C o t t e n 2 6 6 4 8 4 9 S t e v e R u d m i n a s 8 7 5 8 3 1 0 D a w n & B o b P e r i n c h i e f 5 7 2 6 1 1 9 M a r g a r e t O r l a n d o 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 J i m M c I n t y r e 3 6 2 0 7 8 8 D e n n i s M a s c h u c k 2 8 0 0 5 6 1 L o r i K o v a l e n k o 5 0 2 0 6 0 2 THIS FANTASTIC HOME is move-in ready! W ith several special touches, 3/2/2 the third bedroom or office/den, glass enclosed lanai under heat/ AC T his stylish home has a large laundry area in garage, eat-in kitchen with great floor plan, stunning landscape. D ont let this home pass you by! MLS#362105/LK/BRU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $104,500 NICE 2/2/2 HOME on golf course, F lorida room under heat/air with access to master bedroom, dining room. R oom-split bedroom plan, lots of closets and storage MLS#362288/BA/ZAB . . . . . . . . . . $114,900 LARGE NICE END-UNIT! 2BD, 2BA, 2 CAR GARAGE with den/ library. Tile in both baths, kitchen, family room and lanai. Covered back patio. Great retirement living with plenty of space and storage. MLS#328725/BA/GRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79,850 PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 10815 SW 63 TER THIS CHARMING HOME is move-in ready. 2/1/1, with office/den, tiled bath, eat-in kitchen, laminate wood flooring in living rm & hallway, glass enclosed lanai, screened area in carport, combined utility rm & laundry plus low HOA fees with community pool & club house. T his home is a must see! MLS#361023/LK/BRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $51,500 10815 SW 63 TER DIRECTIONS: W est on SR 200, T/L on 103rd S t. R d., T/R on SW 65th A ve ( S pruce C reek) T/L on SW 107th S t, T/R on SW 63rd T er, home on left. NICE END-UNIT VILLA 2 or 3/2/2 with appliances. Fresh paint and a new master shower. Home has been maintained in great condition. This is a 1687 SQ FT home! GREAT PRICE! MLS#361697/JM/DIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,000 8711-A SW 92nd Place DIRECTIONS: SW SR 200, enter main entrance to On Top of the World. Go straight, R/T second St. (89th Ct.Rd.), turn right on 92nd Place. Home on the left. NEAT, CLEAN & COZY 2/1/1 conveniently located near Oak Runs Orchid Club & Island Club for swimming, tennis, activities, & more. GREAT retirement living or for your winter retreat. MLS#358112/DP/SLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $54,900 PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 8711-A SW 92ND PLACE PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 9152-C SW 83RD AVENUE VERY NICE 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, 1.5 car garage. Finished lanai under heat & air. Furniture in lanai is conveyed. All furniture in living room conveys except loveseat. MLS#358104/DM/KLU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42,500 9152-C SW 83RD AVENUE DIRECTIONS: SW H wy. 200 to main entrance OTOW first right on 85th T err., T/L 83rd T err, T/R 83 A ve., home on left. OPEN SUNDA Y 1:00-2:30 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 11063 SW 69 CIR 2/2/2 P lus den on O ak R un golf course. S plit B r., tiled kitchen, baths, foyer, F lorida room, screened courtyard, wooded view, front porch. MLS#361678/SR/RUD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $162,500 11063 SW 69 CIR DIRECTIONS: F rom O ak R un main gate T/L @ 69th C ircle, house on the right. 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E at-in spacious kitchen features tile, wood cabinets, w/under cabinet lighting and all appliances, breakfast nook opens up to large screen room. I nside laundry room, updated lights & fans. MLS #359950/ BH/HYM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $112,900 ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN SUPER CLEAN & tastefully decorated 2/2/2 villa w/island kitchen, updated bathrooms, new appliances; classy from top to bottom. S ee it today! MLS #357064/ DP/HOP . . . . . . . . $88,500 ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD

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Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The typically tidy Ram or Ewe might want to butt out until things are settled on the home front. But get involved and let your Ovine sense of order help restore domestic tranquility. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bovines flair for fine-tuning complicated fiscal dealings comes in handy when an unexpected financial problem arises. Stay with it until its resolved to your satisfaction. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Family aspects remain strong. There might be some unresolved difficulties, but continued attempts to smooth things over eventually prove to be successful. A major purchase looms. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A promise that was made but never kept suddenly reemerges in your life. You now have to decide if youre still interested in what it offers or if youve moved past it. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Romance comes to unattached Leos and Leonas who have been waiting for Cupid to target them for far too long. Domestic purr-fection is also enhanced for paired Felines. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You need to take a muchneeded break from that demanding project before too much energy-draining tension sets in. And dont be ashamed to ask for help. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Change makes demands that you might find unwelcome at this time. But instead of concentrating on the short run, look toward potential benefits down the road. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You have a gift for reviving projects that seem beyond repair. Use that same ability to restore a relationship that seems to have turned from loving to lifeless. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Expect to be asked to use your combined wisdom and humor to resolve a problem. After all, folks not only value your advice, they also like how you give it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Most people consider you solid and steady. But you also can be quite capricious (which is a Latin word for describing the behavior of Goats) when it suits your needs. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) People treat you as you wish to be treated. So if you want a change in your relationship, make it happen. Also expect someone to reveal some long-held secrets. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Stay with the decision you made, despite a sudden torrent of advice to the contrary from well-meaning people. Remember: You know your needs better than anyone. BORN THIS WEEK: You like things tidy, with no loose ends. You also enjoy research and would make an excellent investigative reporter or scientist. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Marions Most Wanted Douglas Aldridge 42, Felony bench warrant failure to appear arraignment count 1 possession of hydrocodone. Reginald Barron 45, Felony count 1 robbery-strongarm. Demario Carter 20, Felony bench warrant failure to appear sentencing count 1 robbery by sudden snatching without deadly weapon. Lori Goodman 27, Felony count 1 grand theft count 2 criminal mischief. Brandon Martindale 24, Felony count 1 grand theft. Trasheka Moore 29, Bench warrant for failure to appear conference count 1 battery. Willie Thomas is 17 years old. Michael Eugene Smith is 16 years old. Javaris D. Blunt is 15 years old. All are in the Marion County Juvenile Detention for residential burglaries and grand theft charges. Its important the community knows about these three, because of their criminal histories, said Judge Cochran, Marion County Sheriffs Office Public Information Officer. Our detectives know, just days after getting out of jail, two of three teens returned to their criminal ways, Cochran added. Detectives say Thomas and Smith were placed in the Marion County Juvenile Detention on June 30, 2011. They faced burglary charges. Thomas and Smith were released July 22, 2011 and the kick-in burglaries started July 28, 2011. Our detectives are working as many as 15 cases of which they believe Smith, Thomas and Blunt are responsible for the crimes, said Cochran. Detectives arrested Thomas, Smith and Blunt on Saturday, Aug. 20. Heres what detectives say they know: August 14, 2011 The front door of a home along SE 67th Place, Ocala, was kicked-in and Smith along with Thomas took items valued at $700. August 19, 2011 The front door of a home along SE 51st Ave., Belleview, was kicked-in. Smith, Blunt and Thomas took items totaling $4200 in value. August 19, 2011 Along Juniper Way, Ocala, the front door was kicked-in and Blunt, Smith and Thomas took $3975 worth of items from the home. August 20, 2011 Smith and Blunt kicked-in the door of a home along Larch Drive, ransacked the home and took $2500 of the homeowners property. If you know of more criminal activities, please call Detective Brandon Spillman at 352-438-5940 or the Crime Stoppers at 352-368-7867. Under Floridas Public Records Law, the names of anyone charged with a felony are public record, regardless of the suspects age. Juveniles face burglary, theft charges AARP Driver Safety Classes are scheduled for several different locations in Marion County during the month of September. They include: Sept. 2 and 6, 10 a.m., Ocala Nissan, 2200 S.W. College Road, reservations Linda Holt, 352-489-0656. Sept. 5 and 6, 10 a.m., Highlands Baptist Church, 3530 S.E. Fort King St., reservations Harold Girard, 352304-6018. Sept. 7 and 9, 9 a.m., SummerGlen Community Center, reservations Linda Holt, 352-489-0656. Sept. 8 and 9, 8 a.m., On Top of the World, Circle Square Commons #4, reservations Ed Hobbs, 352-237-6065. Sept. 8 and 9, 8 a.m., Sheriffs Southwest District office, 9048 State Road 200, reservations, Joe Briggs, 352-237-2971. Sept. 21 and 22, 9 a.m., Cherrywood Community Center, reservations, Howard Brouillard, 352-291-1892. Sept. 21 and 23, noon, Prestige 55, TimberRidge Suite 300, reservations Linda Holt, 352-489-0656. Sept. 27 and 28, 1 p.m., Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse, reservations, Dale Stevenson, 352-489-1574. Sept. 27 and 29, 1 p.m., Wellness Center, 9850 S.W. 84th Court, reservations, Linda Holt, 352-489-0656. Notice: Due to increasing interest, a one-day class is being scheduled for the month of October. Reservations are now being accepted for this class. Volunteer Instructors makes this free service possible. The only cost is to cover books and related material. A check made out to AARP Driver Safety Program in the amount of $14 is paid at class time. (AARP members only pay $12 per person.) Only 25 seats are available in each class. Advanced Reservation may also be made to the National Reservation Number by calling toll free: 1800227-7669. September AARP driver safety classes set Residents who want to get more engaged with their local government have some fresh opportunities to act. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners is currently accepting applications for slots on the following volunteer advisory boards. The Board of Adjustment is looking for one member to serve an unexpired term. Adjustment board members review and make decisions regarding citizen requests for variances or special exceptions under the Marion County Land Development Code and hear and decide appeals concerning land development code interpretations. The License Review Board is seeking six members to serve four-year terms. Board members investigate and hear complaints regarding competency of licensed contractors and may issue corrective actions as a result of investigations or hearings. Applicants should be licensed in building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, heating/cooling or general contractor work. The Tourist Development Council is searching for one member to serve a four-year term. Council members meet once a quarter to make recommendations regarding the effective use of tourist development tax revenues. Council applicants must be a Marion County registered voter and involved in the tourism industry; owners or operators of hotels/motels or other tourist accommodations subject to tax are ineligible for this vacant seat. To obtain an application, contact the Marion County Commission Office (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala; 352438-2323) or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/Commissioners/Forms/CO_AdvisoryBoardAppl.pdf. 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Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, Sept. 24 Womens retreat plannedWomen's Retreat, 9 a.m. "Beyond Your Wildest Imagination", live in unity in the church and at home (Ephesians 1). Guest speaker Sharon Thomas, Footsteps Ministry, Newport News, Virginia. Door prizes, Continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack. This is a free event for all women; a love offering will be taken. Informational and registration brochures are available. Childcare available with notification. Register by Sept. 4 and be entered in a drawing for a Restaurant Gift Card. For more information contact Sharon Lombardo, 352-307-5101 or email CCOMCWomensMinistry@yahoo.com. Christ's Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off SR200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org. Trash to Treasure saleThe Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. County Road 484, will have its annual Trash to Treasure Sale on Saturday Sept. 24. (Rain date Oct. 1). This will be an outdoor event. Crafters, Flea Market and Food Venders are invited to attend. Spaces will be 10 x 10, with many of them being in the shade, and rent for $ 15 each. Set up will begin at 6 a.m. with the sale beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. You must provide your own tables. Please call Al Sickle 352-208-5664 or Maryann Brennan 352-347-2428 for further information and registration forms. Fort King Festival plannedThe Fort King Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Appleton Museum of Art College of Central Florida, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, featuring living history exhibits and demonstrations of skills of early settlers. For information, call 352-629-2773 or 352-694-2529. Saturday, Oct. 1 Palm Cay craft fairOn Oct. 1, Palm Cay will have its craft fair which will be open to the public. The fair will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clubhouse. There will be a baked goods sale going on at the same time and also a quilt raffle. Our kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to buy a hot dog for lunch along with something to drink. Friday, Oct. 7 VFW plans flea market VFW Post 4781 will hold a flea market on Oct. 7 and 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. There will be bargains galore inside out out. The organization needs your donations of household goods, small or large. Proceeds benefit Veterans Services. Small items may be brought in boxes, and left in the corner of the dining room. We can pick up large items. Hot Dogs and hamburgers will be available along with a bake sale. Larger donations call Art for pickup of large items at 352-2090668. Want your own table to sell your items? Tables available at $10 per day, or $15 for 2 days. Call Phoebe for table rental at 352854-8535. VFW Post 4781 is located off State Road 200 behind Sims Furniture, across from Oak Run, telephone 352-8734781. Tuesday, Oct. 18 Food for Thought at Our RedeemerA "Food for Thought" luncheon will be hosted by the Parish Nurses at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200. The guest speaker will be John Podkomorski. The event will be Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. A count is needed for the luncheon so please call 352-368-4028. Christs Church of Marion CountyFriday, Aug. 26: Forever Young Ministry Hollywood" party. Come dressed as your favorite Hollywood personality and walk the Red Carpet. Food, prizes, fun! 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27: Men's Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28: Sunday School, 10 a.m. Worship Service, 11 a.m., 'What the Bible Has to Say About Feminism'. Wednesday, Aug. 31: Bible Study, "Healing is a Choice", 7 p.m. The church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Open registration at Beth Israel schoolCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala announces open registration of its religious school, Congregation Beth Israel School of Jewish Education. The school currently meets once a week on Sunday mornings at various places in the community. The curriculum consists of Jewish life cycle and history, Hebrew, Bible, holidays and traditions as well as courses on Israel and pre-bar and bat mitzvah and confirmation classes. The school caters to the individual needs of the students and parent participation is encouraged. The staff consists of caring, experienced teachers. Suzanne Boetger is Educational Director. For further information and enrollment contact Suzanne at theboetgers@yahoo.com or Judi at 352-237-8277. Temple Bnai DaromHigh Holy Days are fast approaching. Temple Bnai Darom, a traditional reformed temple, and our spiritual leader for more than 25 years, Rabbi Harold Jaye, would like to invite you to celebrate the holidays with us. Rosh Hashanah services are Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m., Thursday Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. and Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. (Sabbath of Repentance). Yom Kippur, Friday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. Tickets for non-members are $60 per person. Tickets are included for members. To make reservations for services, contact Helmut at 352-861-9969. To make reservations for break the fast, contact Penny, 352-680-1626.Christian Life Assembly of GodYou are invited to participate in Back to Church Sunday at Christian Life Assembly of God. The date is Sunday, Sept. 18 at 10:45 a.m. There you will find relevant teaching to help you live life. Join us and see what church ahs to offer you. Christian Life Assembly of God is at 9644 S.W. County Road 484 (near State Road 200) in Ocala. For information, call 352-237-6950. Tom Markham is pastor. RELIGION The Nature Coast All Veterans Reunion needs vendors of all kinds, and sponsors, for the weekend of Oct. 7 to Oct. 9. Food, crafts, merchandise, etc. Sites start at $175 for a 10-by10-foot space, including a refundable $50 cleanup fee. Larger sites available. Deadline is Aug. 31. The regional event and parking are free. American Legion Post 225 is the host and displays include the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, Florida Purple Heart Memorial Wall, Korean War Memorial, the Moving Tribute to those who have died in the Global War on Terror and 9/11, other military displays, and live bands. The event will be open Oct. 2 to 9 at the Holcim Corporation site on U.S. 19, seven miles north of Crystal River. For info and applications, visit www.NatureCoastVeteransReunion.org., or call Richard Hunt at 407-579-6190, Tom Gallagher at 352-8601629, or Lee Helscel at 352-238-5692. Vendors, displays wanted for all-veterans reunion LAWN CARE (352) 598-2646 Edward Tobin 000928M TOBIN LAWN CARE Landscaping Services Commercial & Residential Full Service Lawn Care Tree & Shrub Trimming mending ways to reduce it since its formation in 1997. But with industrial and agricultural activity throughout Gulf and Midwestern states only increasingand Mother Nature not making the job any easierthe task force has an uphill battle on its hands to say the least. CONTACT: Mississippi Basin/Gulf of Mexico Water Nutrient Task Force, www.epa.gov/owow_keep/ msbasin. D ear E arthTalk : I am a retailer and have had cus tomers ask w hether the plastic b ags in w ine b o x es are B P A free or not What can I tell them ? Chris Tod via e mail The short answer is: It depends. A fairly recent innovation in wine packaging, the so-called Bag-inBox (BIB) dispenser makes use of a plastic bag with a nozzle surrounded by a corrugated cardboard box. The whole package sits easily on a shelf and usually features a built-in spout for easy pouring and resealing. The main benefit is that each box can hold about four bottles-worth of wine, and the BIB technology prevents oxidation, keeping the wine fresh for up to six weeks after the seal has been broken initially. Besides costing less to manufacture than glass bottles, the Bag-in-Box apparatus, invented by Scholle packaging a half century ago, weighs significantly less, stacks more efficiently (meaning more wine can go with each container load) and will not shatter if dropped. As such, they are easier to transport, which keeps costs down and reduces the carbon footprint of the entire distribution process. While U.S. wine buyers traditionally have viewed wine in a box as cheap and unsavory, several American and European wineries are working to turn that view around by putting out award-winning vintages by the box. Eco-conscious yet no less discriminating wine consumers are helping to drive the growing demand for boxed wines in the U.S., which currently command about 10 percent of U.S. supermarket wine sales. But boxed wine may have an environmental dark side: Some of the plastic bags inside the boxes contain Bisphenol-A (BPA), a synthetic chemical that has been in use for four decades to strengthen plastic food containers and other items but recently has been linked to a range of human health problems. A growing amount of scientific research has linked BPA exposure to altered development of the brain and behavioral changes, a predisposition to prostate and breast cancer, reproductive harm, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease, reports the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The bags are made out of #7 plastic, a catchall category typically containing mixed types of plastic (polycarbonate), combined for various practical reasons. As more and more research comes to light, many environmentalists and public health advocates are warning consumers to avoid storing any food or drinks in containers made out of #7 plastic, as there is likelihood that BPA could be part of the mix. Most wineries offering boxed wines make it clear if their plastic bags do not contain BPA. For one, Scholle Packaging, inventors of the BIB system and one of the largest wine box manufacturers, uses only BPA-free #7 plastic in their bags. Perini, Campo Largo, Bota Box and many other box wines come in BPAfree packaging. The simple way to know is to read the labels when youre wine shopping. Also, dont think that by avoiding boxed wine you are necessarily avoiding BPA. Researchers have found that the plastic stoppers so many of us use to cap an unfinished bottle, not to mention the lining of concrete vats used to store wine at many wineries, contain and can leach BPA into your glass. Thats not to say that all wine contains BPA; quite the contrary, in fact, as most bottled wine still never comes into contact with plastic and as such does not carry any BPA-stigma. Regardless, the more you know, the safer you can beso that the worst thing you get from your wine is a hangover. CO N T A CT S: S cholle www. scholle com ; N R D C www. nrdc org ; B ota B o x, www.b ota b o x. com EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial. 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Saturday, Aug. 27 Back to School Bash Ocala West United Methodist Church will host a Back to School Bash for Kids, Saturday, Aug. 27, from 3 to 6 p.m., for children 4 years to 5th grade. Magician at 3, clowns at 4, food at 5. Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala, call 352-854-9550.Used book sale There will be a sale of used books, CDs and other small crafts to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Winn-Dixie in Friendship Center, 8445 S.W. State Road 200. For information call 352-291-1962.African Violet Club meetsThe African Violet Club of Ocala meeting this month is Aug. 27 and is held every fourth Saturday of the month except in December. It is at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriff's Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation) at 9048 S.W. Highway 200 in Ocala. Bring in your favorite Gesneriad or African violet to show the club. It's always fun to see what people enjoy and share. Refreshments are served at our break. Everyone is welcome and the public is invited. For more information please contact our Club President, Laura Perdomo at pretyinsde@netzero.net or call 352-625-6467 or visit our website at www.AfricanVioletClubofOcala.org. Tuesday, Aug. 30 Breast cancer support group meets The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., in Room 104 at 1 p.m. The Aug. 30 meeting will be a presentation on Fitness and Nutrition by Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director at On Top Of The World. For further information contact Gail Tirpak 352-2916904. Thursday, Sept. 1 WOW Singles to meet WOW Singles will meet at the following locations. No dues. Please call 352-861-9487 or 352-237-5842 for more info. Sept. 1, Thursday, 4 p.m., Stumpknockers, 13821 S.W. State Road 200. Sept. 15, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Olive Garden, 3363 S.W. College Road.Saturday, Sept. 3 Chess club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276. Historical Novel Society to meet The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on first Saturdays, 1 p.m. at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Valerie Weston will present "How Writers Can Use Google Docs" on Sept. 3. Everyone interested in historical fiction is welcome. Call Marian Fox 352-726-0162.Friday, Sept. 9 If youre Shirley, youre invitedIf you go by the name Shirley youre invited to join the Shirley Club for lunch at Mimis Caf, 4414 S.W. College Road, at noon on Sept. 9. For information about the club, go to www.shirleyclubusa.com. Friday, Sept. 16 Fundraiser for Operation Christmas ChildA fundraiser for Operation Christmas Child, collecting items to fill shoe boxes or donations, will take place at the Walmart on State Road 200 on Sept. 16-17, and the Walmart on Southwest 19th Avenue Road and 27th Avenue on Oct. 7-8. Saturday, Sept. 17 Golf event to benefit Special Olympics The inaugural Be a Fan benefit golf tournament for Special Olympics Marion County, sponsored by the Ocala Palms Community, will be Saturday, Sept. 17, at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. There will be donuts, juice and coffee at 7:30 a.m. and a four-person best ball shotgun scramble at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $75 per player and includes green fees and cart, range balls and buffet lunch. There will be prizes and raffles. For sponsorship and team registration forms contact Peter Kowal at 352-629-5407 or e-mail peterkowal@embarqmail.com, or Diane Peterson, 352-690-1643 or e-mail dlpdiane@embarqmail.com. All About K ids Ex po at M all An All About Kids Expo will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Paddock Mall parking lot behind Sears from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free. The Lions Club vision and hearing screening van will be on site for free screenings. Children of all ages are welcome, Screenings are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your I-pods or MP3 players and plug them into CHIP and he can tell you if youre listening at a safe volumn. There will be Ocala Police Dept.. Kids Safety information and the Marion County Sheriffs Ofice D&A Kits/Cadet Program. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The event is hosted by Lions Club and Citrus Hearing Impaired Program services (CHIP). The Florida Masonic child ID program will also be there. Sunday, Sept. 18 German American group to celebrate The German American Club of Marion County will host an Oktoberfest on Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Marion Oaks Community Center; doors open at noon and dinner will be at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 per member and $25 per non-member. Meal includes chicken schnitzel, bratwurst, leberkaese with onions, sauerkraut, red cabbage, German potato salad, spaetzle and apple strudel. Music provided by Bavarian Oskar. Attire is either Lederhosen, Dirndle or dressy casual. For tickets, call Liz or Joe at 352-732-6368. Monday, Sept. 19 Christian 12 Step fashion show The Christian 12 Step Ministry of Ocala, an addiction alcohol and substance abuse recovery program, is holding its first fashion show and luncheon. All proceeds will benefit the Christian 12 Step Ministry in their mission to help those in need of substance recovery. The show will take place on Monday, Sept. 19 at noon in the Royal Oaks Golf Club Dining Room at Oak Run Country Club in Ocala. Tickets are $25 per person and include lunch, entertainment, door prizes and a fashion show exclusively by Bealls Department Store. Christian substance abuse treatment effectively combines spiritual healing with a traditional rehabilitation program. The Christian 12 Step Ministry helps heal lives and families here in our community. This fun event of fashion and pampering will help support their mission and our community. Please contact Laurie Smith at 352-861-0296, Catherine Vibber at 352-208-4261, or Jeryl Durrand at 352-3906766 for tickets or information. Tickets are also available at Great American Coffee Roasters, 816 S. Magnolia Ave. in Ocala. The Christian 12 Step Ministrys mission and direction is to be a community resource providing Bible-based education in recovery and deliverance of substance and behavioral addiction to anyone seeking help, while promoting and protecting spiritual health. 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Transportation issues are a common and expected occurrence during the first two weeks of class. Once drivers become aware of students and students learn their bus route numbers, stop times and locations, these problems dissipate. As of Monday, the districts transportation hotline 352-671-7050 fielded 1,450 calls compared to last years 1,705 calls on the first day. This hotline offers immediate help to parents with bus questions and concerns and operates 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every school day. As well, the districts Technology Help Desk answered more than 440 calls, down from last years 677 calls from classroom teachers and other school technology users. Despite public education efforts, school administrators sent 495 seventh graders out-of-class because they did not have proof of their state-required immunizations. Last year, 488 seventh graders were turned away.Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 9:00 am 4:00 pm (DEADLINE 4:00 pm TUESDAY) Free Services BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Announcements HOT TUB SPA Never Used, warranty, Maintenance free cabinet cover & seats 5. Retails for $4995. sacrifice for $2195. 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Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. On Top Of The World FOR SALE BY HOMEOWNER 2/2/1 End Villa. Lots of extras. $75,500 Check list #ORL27190 forsalebyowner.com352-861-5666 Waterfront Homes 7075 W Riverbend Rd 3/2, propane generator, AScreened pool/hot tub area separates house & lg guesthouse on Withlacoochee River at Lake Rousseau.Fenced 0.56 acre lot. Boat dock, fire place, LAN, unattached 50 X 30 garage w/attic storage.Full deck on water side w/wet covered tiki bar & covered firewood storage. All sinks have RO filters.Spiral staircase to loft studio/BR with N, S & W natural light, large unattached storage shed. Mature oaks & young fruit trees. All appliances & whatever else buyer wants, Extra washer/dryer in garage.Priced 10K below recent appraisal at 250K for quick sale. Will be 270K plus when agent contract is signed in thirty days. Contact Charlie Callahan. (352) 509-7206, 228-1847, Email: tontok@tampabay.rr. com. See www. owners.com/fl/dunnellon/7075-W-RiverbendRd/TWG0564 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 We Buy Any Vehicle Perfect Condition or not so perfect, Titled, no title, no problem. I will pay up to $15,000 for Vehicles. Any make, Any model. Call A.J. (813) 335-3794 Cars HONDA 2008 Accord Low.mi. 4 Door Royal Blue, $16,500 betweem 9-6 Message (352)239-4198 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 Steve Zrowka 0008YZD L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Read the classifieds Built in 1953, it served as the office for quality control engineers during USAFs Early Warning radar facilities construction. When no longer needed for that function, it was converted into a chapel for base personnel. But, as soon as the radar was activated, it became apparent the building was obstructing system performance. Choosing to relocate rather than demolish the chapel, site personnel volunteers built a new foundation and a contractor donated use of their cranes to complete move number one in 1956. The base fire department donated a chapel bell in 1958 which is still in use today. So, when Early Warning operations were shut down in 1988, it seemed natural when base firemen volunteered to relocate the chapel again; this time to their NAS Fire & Emergency Services base of operations, where it stands today. The chapel stays open and available to firemen to relax during their 24hour shifts. But, by that time, the building was in need of serious restoration. Back to our original question. Following his retirement from 31 years of active duty in the USAF, On Top of the World resident Allen J. Clement, was hired for a Navy job in support of crews improving military and civilian facilities all over Iceland. The Naval Air Station was one of these projects, enabling Clements to become familiar with the firemens little chapel. A.J., as Clements prefers to be called, joined the local BRU Kiwanis club in 1983. In Icelandic, br means bridge. With 30 to over 60 members from Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Netherlands and United States, as well as Icelanders, the acronym BRU was also intended to mean Build Richer Understanding between nations, or bridge between nations. To read more about BRU, initiated in 1973 by Icelandic and German Kiwanis clubs, take a look at www.geocities.ws/NapaValley/2523/kiwlinka.htm. The BRU Kiwanians contributed to their Icelandic neighbors in many ways and, during A.J.s term as club president, BRU learned the firemens reserve funds for repairing the chapel had run out. According to A.J.s recollections, BRU donated money to the chapel restoration, also worked with base contractors getting them to donate materials such as new windows and doors, as well as provided manpower to help restore the chapel. When the NAS Kaflavik was closed in 2006 and only international airport facilities continued civilian operations, the international membership of BRU Kiwanis club also disbanded. However, A.J.s wife, Petra, is a native Icelander and they often return as visitors. So A.J. completes the connection, saying, We were back in Iceland during 2010 on vacation and my fireman friends approached me to help out in re-painting the chapel. As you can see in the pictures, it was great fun to help restore the chapel one more time. ICELANDCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Naval Air Station Fire & Emergency Services members are able to relax in their chapel during 24-hour shifts. SCHOOLS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 AARP Driver Safety Classes are scheduled for several different locations in Marion County during the month of September. They include: Sept. 2 and 6, 10 a.m., Ocala Nissan, 2200 S.W. College Road, reservations Linda Holt, 352-489-0656. Sept. 5 and 6, 10 a.m., Highlands Baptist Church, 3530 S.E. Fort King St., reservations Harold Girard, 352-304-6018. Sept. 7 and 9, 9 a.m., SummerGlen Community Center, reservations Linda Holt, 352-489-0656. Sept. 8 and 9, 8 a.m., On Top of the World, Circle Square Commons #4, reservations Ed Hobbs, 352-237-6065. Sept. 8 and 9, 8 a.m., Sheriffs Southwest District office, 9048 State Road 200, reservations, Joe Briggs, 352-237-2971. Sept. 21 and 22, 9 a.m., Cherrywood Community Center, reservations, Howard Brouillard, 352-291-1892. Sept. 21 and 23, noon, Prestige 55, TimberRidge Suite 300, reservations Linda Holt, 352-489-0656. Sept. 27 and 28, 1 p.m., Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse, reservations, Dale Stevenson, 352-489-1574. Sept. 27 and 29, 1 p.m., Wellness Center, 9850 S.W. 84th Court, reservations, Linda Holt, 352-489-0656. Notice: Due to increasing interest, a one-day class is being scheduled for the month of October. Reservations are now being accepted for this class. Volunteer Instructors makes this free service possible. The only cost is to cover books and related material. A check made out to AARP Driver Safety Program in the amount of $14 is paid at class time. (AARP members only pay $12 per person.) Only 25 seats are available in each class. Advanced Reservation may also be made to the National Reservation Number by calling toll free: 1800-227-7669. September AARP driver safety classes Homeschool help availableAre you a Marion County Homeschooler looking to make more friends for trips, projects, outings and play dates? Are you thinking about homeschooling and would like a place to ask questions, get advice or voice concerns? Be sure to check out an inclusive, everyone is welcome group that is very active and always looking to make new friends. Come check us out! http://ocalahomeschooling.com or call: 352-5087465. Chamber at the races PHOTO BY FELICIA PRATHERCurtis Sayler, USA Home Inspections, lets everyone know hes ready to take a spin at the Ocala Gran Prix last week during the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce Business after hours. Below, some of the visitors enjoy some refreshments. PHOTO BY JIM CLARK Above, Laura and Don Ewoldt take advantage of some of the food at the Chambers Business After Hours at Ocala Gran Prix, 4121 N.W. 44th Ave. at the flea market. 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Friday, August 26, 2011 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com The following is a list of public events being held to remember 9/11. It will be updated if necessary.Tuesday, Sept. 6 Chamber group presents program at Cultural CenterA Decade Of Remembrance Honoring 9/11 Today and Always will take place Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at On Top of the Worlds Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Join the Retired Professionals and Executives Group, a Program of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber, and Hospice of Marion County for a patriotic program to honor the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. The Ocala Symphony Orchestras brass quintet will perform a variety of patriotic ensembles in conjunction with students at Marion County Public Schools and the University of Florida. Presenting sponsor, Hospice of Marion County, will honor veterans in an official pinning ceremony as part of the Hospice Veterans Partnership program. Local first responders will also be invited and recognized during the ceremony in addition to inclusion of the color guard. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at The Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce, First Avenue National Bank or Ocala/Marion County Visitors & Convention Bureauchecks only, payable to Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds from the event to benefit the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce; the Retired Professionals and Executives Group of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce with a portion being donated to Hospice of Marion County and the Ocala Honor Flight. Event Sponsors: Hospice of Marion County and Lillis Flowers & Gifts.Friday, Sept. 9 Field of Flags at Highland Memorial ParkIn honor of the victims and heroes of Sept. 11, Highland Memorial Park will host the annual Field of Flags Remembrance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9, 10 and 11. This is an event for the entire family. There is no charge to attend. Visitors are welcome from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily. Field of Flags will feature nearly 3,000 American flags, one for each victim and emergency responder who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. On Sunday from 6-9 p.m. a candlelight remembrance will take place while a multi-screen video tribute displays the story of events of and surrounding 9/11. FL Blood Centers will be onsite conducting a blood drive from 5 until 8. There will also be an interactive appreciation banner where visitors may leave messages of sympathy or appreciation for local law enforcement and fire rescue. Highland Memorial Park is at 1515 N.E. Third St. in Ocala. For more information, call 352-3691020. Saturday, Sept. 10 Ceremony at Veterans ParkA 9/11 remembrance ceremony will be held at the Marion County Veterans Park on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m., and will last about one hour. Citizens, veterans and local first responders are invited. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The address of the park is 2528 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Sunday, Sept. 11 Interfaith ceremony at First Congregational ChurchTen years after the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001 transformed our entire world, The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County invites members of all faith and non-faith traditions to come together on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 for a service of remembrance, hope and light at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. The event will begin at 7 p.m. after which light refreshments will be served. Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Christians, Muslims. Jains, Bahai, Mormons, atheists, agnostics and all other members of the human family are welcome to become one in the spirit of universal love and compassion as they share memories, music and words of wisdom from their various liturgies. In so doing, Dr. Hal McSwain, chairman of the event and pastor of the host congregation, believes that we will deny terrorism any victory, honor those who have died, comfort those who still suffer, ennoble our common resolve and strengthen our community and our world. The Interfaith Alliance is a national organization devoted to the protection of faith and freedom and the separation of church and state. It seeks to unite diverse voices in order to challenge extremism and build common ground, echoing the words of renowned author Karen Armstrong who has written that If we want to preserve our humanity, we must make the compassionate voice of religion and morality a vibrant and dynamic force in our polarized world. For more information, please email TIAofMarionCountyFL@gmail.com or call Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970. Ocala Symphony at AppletonThe Ocala Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor and Music Director Matthew Wardell, will perform the first of its four-part SoundArt Music Series Remembering 9/11 in the Auditorium at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. Admission is $15 per person or $55 for the series and includes a preconcert docent tour of the museum at 1, 1:30 and 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Appleton or through the Ocala Symphony Orchestra at 352-351-1606 or www.ocalasymphony.com. Remembering 9/11 will be a somber but uplifting musical program that memorializes the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. Pianist Michael Wittenburg will perform Edward MacDowells classic Sonata Tragica followed by a selection of Americas greatest patriotic music. The OSOs SoundArt Music Series will continue in the months ahead with Back to Baroque on Oct. 2, Fabulous Flute Flare on Jan. 8, 2012, and Percussion! on March 11, 2012. Regular daily admission is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors 55 or better and students 19 and over; $3 for youths ages 10 to 18; and free for members, CF students, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families. Guests attending the OSO performance on Sept. 11 are invited to view the Appletons temporary exhibitions Healing Heart: Witness the Healing Power of Art and Recent Acquisitions, as well as the museums permanent collections of European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African, Islamic and preColumbian artifacts and antiquities. The Appleton Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and closed on Mondays. A 12-month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for all college students and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR40 For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org. EVENTS TO REMEMBER 9/11 0 0 0 9 2 2 V NO INSURANCE? NO INSURANCE? TIRED OF THE WAITING? TIRED OF THE WAITING? 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BRIEFS WMBA mixer planned at Neighborhood StorageThe West Marion Business Association will hold a Business after Hours on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Neighborhood Storage, 6741 W. State Road 40. INSIDE INDEX 9/11 Events...........................2 Cherrywood......................14 Classified.............................26 Most Wanted.......................6 Oak Run...............................16 Opinion`................................8 OTOW...................................13 Out to Pastor.....................12 Pun Alley.............................20 Puzzles.................................23 The OTOW Lions Club will conduct diabetes and eye screening at Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sept. 10 DIABETES AND EYE SCREENING AARP DRIVING CLASSES SET Page 22 CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 13 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, August 26, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Share your memories of the 9/11 attackWhat do you remember about Sept. 11, 2001? What were you doing when you heard the news? What was your reaction, your feelings as the events of the day unfolded? How did the events of that date change your life? The South Marion Citizen would like to hear from you by Sept. 1. Please keep your responses to about 500 words. The preferred method is by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.com. Well publish the responses in our Sept. 9 edition. Almost everyone has vivid memories of that day. Please share your memories with us. The first day of school proved widely successful for public schools throughout Marion County. As expected, normal first-day challenges late buses due to higher-than-expected rider counts, unregistered students, and new residents unfamiliar with school attendance areas took time out of the first instructional day of the 2011-2012 school year. These issues are normally resolved within the first few days of class. Monday, 39,481 students showed up for their first day eager to begin a new year after their summer vacation. This number is 166 students higher than last years firstday count and about five percent under the projected peak count of 41,540. As usual, the daily attendance figure will climb over the next two months for the official October state count. While most students made it to class without incident, some buses were delayed because of normal first-day procedures including longer-than-anticipated pick-up times at new bus stops and drivers placing colored armbands on students for proper identification. McClain says hell run again in 2012 From OTOW to Iceland Getting paint on both themselves and the chapel, A.J. Clement, in the center (sunglasses) joined his enthusiastic group of former NAS firemen and BRU Kiwanian friends, who enjoy keeping their little chapel ship shape. Below, a view of the interior of the chapel. Local resident returns to help maintain chapel BY ROG PATTERSON Special to the Citizen How is the immediate past president of Friendship Kiwanis club in Ocala, Florida, connected with tidying up a little chapel just off the runways of a former NATO Naval Air Station in Iceland? Although the U.S. Army Air Force ceased controlling the Early Warning system when the Naval Air Station Kaflavik was closed, a small chapel still stood in 2000 to be a reminder for residents of nearby capital city, Reykjavik, during the countrys PHOTO BY FELICIA PRATHER/OCALA MARION COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCEVroom, vroomMembers of the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce got to practice their driving skills at a Business After Hours last week at Ocala Gran Prix, 4121 N.W. 44th Avenue. More photos, Page 26. millennium celebration of 1,000 years as a Christian nation. Eleven years later, it now looks better than ever thanks to volunteers who appreciate the building and look after it. PLEASESEEICELAND PAGE3 County Commissioner Stan McClain, District 3, announced that he will seek re-election in 2012. We have pushed forward during some very tough economic times over the past three years but have kept our countys fiscal house in order by making some tough cuts and by holding the line on our spending, said McClain. The hard work has paid off, and now we are poised to become one of Floridas leaders out of the recession, and I am looking forward to serving with this team one more term to help bring job growth and prosperity back to our community. In 2004 when he first ran for office, McClain ran on what his news release calls a common sense platform of limiting spending, cutting taxes, and improving infrastructure. He has built a reputation as a fiscal conservative with a commitment to encouraging economic development by setting reasonable tax policies and by looking for forward-thinking ideas to spur on job creation, according to the release. McClain says he has also taken strong action to protect Marion Countys springs and natural resources and has been a consensus builder in achieving reasonable water policies. As a leader in the state Chamber of Commerce, as a former House Speaker, and as a former member of the County Commission, I share Stans philosophy that governments role in economic development is to set good tax and regulatory policy and then let our small businesses work, said former House Speaker Larry Cretul. Stan is a thoughtful leader for our community, and we are looking forward to his return to the Commission. McClain Schools off to a good start PLEASESEESCHOOLS PAGE3 Page 3 00091X1


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