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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 12-23-2011
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BRIEFS INDEX Bookmark...........................25 Cherrywood......................24 Marion Landing................22 Oak Run...............................17 Obituary..............................12 OTOW...................................13 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pine Run................................5 Pun Alley...............................6 Puzzles.................................26CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 30 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com U.S. Senate campaign comes to Marion BY JIM CLARK EditorThe campaign for the U.S. Senate came to Marion County Monday evening, when the local Tea Party Solutions welcomed candidate Ron McNeil as a speaker. McNeil, from Destin, is seeing the Republican nomination in the Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson. There are 14 people listed as active on the Florida elections Website, although qualifying is still months away. Nelson is not listed on the site. That didnt stop McNeil from attacking the incumbent. Weve got to get Bill Nelson out of there. I was going to be a male version of Sarah Palin, go around and talk to people and get conservative people elected, but I got to thinking that if we dont get Bill Nelson out, then Obama may get drug in on his coattails. Florida is one of the biggest swing states. I knew that rather than trying to help someone else win a race, I had to win a race myself, so thats why Im here. He said there were 13 people running against him. Theyre all good folks, and I hope they vote for me in November. Later though, he didnt mince words when he said, These little fellas Im running against, I wouldnt hire them nor any of the folks in Washington to run any phase of my business. They cant do it, they just dont know how to do it. In response to questions, he said he would be the worst enemy the IRS ever had. His tax plan calls PHOTO BY JIM CLARKRon McNeil speaks to Tea Party Solutions Monday night. These little fellas Im running against, I wouldnt hire them nor any of the folks in Washington to run any phase of my business. They cant do it, they just dont know how to do it. We send the biggest idiots to Washington. I want about half the Republicans thrown out and I want all the Democrats thrown out. (Politicians in Washington) should be limited to two terms, one in office and one in prison. Ive never held political office, but I intend to hold this one. McNEILS QUOTES Ron McNeil visits local Tea Party group PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSDick and Barb Blancks Christmas VillageMarion Landings Dick and Barb Blanck have been collecting the more than 100 pieces that make up their Christmas Village for more than 20 years, many of which Dick painted himself. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to deliver a long-term solution to its solid waste needs, ending a disposal debate that has spanned several commissions. Commissioners unanimously approved (4-0) a contract with A.C.M.S. Inc. to fund and dispose of waste at A.C.M.S.s Bushnell (Sumter County) landfill. Commissioner Kathy Bryant was absent from the meeting but also expressed her support for the project through a letter to the board chairman. Through the agreement, the county agrees to pay $20 million for 2.5 million tons of disposal capacity in A.C.M.S.s landfill at a guaranteed rate of eight dollars per ton. The A.C.M.S. site is projected to provide enough space to accommodate approximately 20 years worth of Marion County waste, depending on the amounts disposed each year. When combined with the remaining capacity at the countys Baseline landfill, this move is expected to meet county disposal needs for more than 30 years. The Sumter location addresses several of the disposal concerns expressed in previous commission discussions on solid waste topics, such as overall cost effectiveness, close proximity to Marion County and sufficient capacity to provide long-term disposal for county residential waste. This is a positive step forward to solving an issue that has been an ongoing concern for the citizens for a very long time, said Commission Chairman Charlie County to dispose of waste at Sumter landfill PLEASESEEWASTE, PAGE7 The Senior Amateur Golf Tour is teeing it up to start its second season in North Central Florida on Thursday Jan. 12, initiating a series of 14 tournaments that includes two majors, all leading to the National Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. Tournaments are scheduled for some of the areas most prestigious courses and certain to prove to be a good test of golf for all competitors. The Tour is open to all skill levels, 50 years of age and older. Members are placed in one of four flights: Championship Flight (0-3.9 handicap), A Flight (4.0-8.9), B Flight (9.0-13.9), C Flight (14.0plus). Senior golf event set PLEASESEEGOLF, PAGE7 PLEASESEEMCNEIL, PAGE7 Office closedThe South Marion Citizen office will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2. All deadlines for the issues during those two weeks are one business day earlier.Chanukah Bowl scheduledAdults and children will bowl with the Chanukah spirit and watch a large six-foot Menorah being lit while enjoying traditional Chanukah treats. If you are looking for a unique way to have some Chanukah fun this season, what could be more delightful than a combination of bowling and a Menorah Lighting? On Monday, Dec. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., men, women and children from the Marion Countys Jewish community will converge at the AMF Galaxy West Lanes for the areas ultimate celebration of Chanukah. Chanukah Bowling is an event for all ages that you will not want to miss. So grab your bowling balls and shoes, the kids, and your camera, and head out to AMF Galaxy West Lanes at 1818 S.W. 17th St. Ocala. The afternoon will begin with unlimited bowling. The days highlight will be watching a six-foot Chanukah menorah being lit. Everyone can keep up their energy with delicious hot potato latkes and donuts! Admission is $15 per adult and $12 per child. For more information or to RSVP directions, please contact the Chabad Jewish Center at 352-291-2218, or visit www.JewishMarion.org. 000A3B5

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It has a gasoline engine and CD player-radio to entertain Charlie and Shirley. The convertible top has not been put down to keep the hot Florida sun off the people in the cart. PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELDotty Baird, (Penny) and Radar with felt antlers and jacket are ready to go as Paula Magen, (Sunflower) is looking on. This vehicle is waiting its turn to take off down the parade route from the Arbor Club Conference Center parking lot as are the human and wannabe humans in the rumble seat. C er tified S er vic e 000A3XA SULLIVAN SULLIVAN FREE CAR WASH W/ANY SERVICE FREE TIRE ROTATION W/ANY OIL CHANGE Oil Change & Filter $ 19 95 Cannot be combined with any other offer. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 12/31/11. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 12/31/11. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds Marions Most Wanted Stephanie Carroll, 30, Felony order to take into custody count 1 obtained property by means of worthless check; count 2 obtaining property by means of worthless check. Wandell Hubbard 34, Felony warrant count 1 child abuse; count 2 battery. Michael Janusz, 32, Felony violation of probation possession of hydromorphone. Andrew Kunberger, 21, Felony violation of probation 4 counts of grand theft. Tyisha McBride, 20, Felony warrant count 1 uttering forged instrument; count 2 grand theft. George Terrell, 52, Felony warrant count 1 sale of crack cocaine; count 2 possession of crack cocaine. Pamela J. Griffin, of Southwest 79th Circle, Ocala, was arrested Friday, Dec. 16, on one count of organized fraud and 12 counts of uttering a forged instrument (forging a check). According to a news release, detectives developed the case after learning Griffin deposited into her account several checks from several businesses for which she worked, located in The Villages, according to reports. The evidence allegedly shows Griffin deposited a check Dec. 10, 2010, and continued depositing checks through Oct. 26, 2011. The deposits totaled $13,754.91. She was interviewed at the Southwest District office and attempted to show that she had permission to write the checks, but could not provide proof. She was eventually taken to the Marion County Jail with a bond of $220,000. A 27-year-old woman was accused of retail petit theft at Bealls. Leslie Ann Goodman of Belleview was accused of taking 11 shirts and placing them in her purse. Deputies said they also found items from Dillards. A check of the jail website shows her with an arrest record dating back to 2002. A Lecanto man was accused of petit theft, forgery and uttering a forged instrument after he allegedly took checks from the house of a woman which he was checking for heating and cooling problems. Cory Louis Mester, 24, was allegedly working for a company that had been called by the victim. She said that Mester was coming in and out of the house through the kitchen, where she had left her purse hanging. Detectives arrested Michael McClintock, 21, for allegedly having sex with an 11-year-old between July and August, 2011. On Nov. 30, the alleged victim told detectives that while she was staying at a friends house last summer, McClintock had sexual relations with her on multiple occasions. On Dec. 13, detectives responded to a house in Silver Springs and a home in Ocklawaha in an attempt to locate McClintock. Family members and neighbors reportedly told detectives that they had seen McClintock acting inappropriately with the juvenile victim. McClintock made contact with deputies and agreed to come in for questioning. At first, he denied any inappropriate contact with the girl. Then, he allegedly said he did have sexual relations with her, but he did not initiate it. McClintock was arrested for capital sex battery and taken to the Marion County Jail. He is being heldwithout bond. Organized fraud charged COP SHOP Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Hospice singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. The Journey Singers offer songs for healing and comfort at the bedside of the ill or dying. Our a capella group offers music that includes liturgical, secular, calming and melodic pieces. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. at the Hospice Education Center. If you have experience singing in four-part harmony and have a compassionate heart, please call Kathy Berning at 352873-7441 for more details. A RIES ( March 21 to April 19) With the new years opportunities almost within reach, the Arians courageous aspects are raring to go. And dont be surprised if a lot of people follow the zodiacs most trusted leader. TA URUS ( April 20 to May 20) Change lies ahead for the brave Bovine who is ready to shuck off the tried and true to try something new. But appearances can be deceptive. Check it all out before you charge into anything. GEM INI ( May 21 to June 20) This week promises a peek into what the new year holds for the Gemini Twins, both in love and careers. Family matters continue to be a factor in decisions youre going to be facing. CA NC ER ( June 21 to July 22) As you move into the new year, your travel aspects grow stronger, and you might find yourself making decisions about a destination and a traveling companion sooner than youd expected. LEO ( July 23 to Aug. 22) The new year holds both glitter and gold. This means Leos and Leonas should begin getting the facts theyll need to separate the real thing from the sham in order to make important decisions next year. VIRGO ( Aug 23 to Sept. 22) A good way to start the New Year might be to arrange for a visit to someone you havent seen in a long time. You also might want to pick up that project you put off a while back. LIBR A ( Sept. 23 to O ct. 22) As you contemplate the new years potential, you might want to talk things over with people who are or have been where you want to go. Their experience and advice can be helpful. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to No v. 21) Someone close to you might feel you have no more room for him or her in your life. This calls for immediate reassurance of your love so you can start the New Year on a high note. SAGI TTARIUS (No v. 22 to D ec. 21) The coming year will bring more people into your life. Some situations might not work out as well as others. But overall, everyone earns something, and thats always a good thing. CA PRIC ORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The new year could find you indulging in one or more of the hobbies youve always wanted to take up. And dont be surprised if they ultimately direct you toward a new career. A QU A RIUS ( Jan. 20 to F eb. 18) The artistic Aquarian should find more opportunities in the New Year. You might even make some potentially helpful contacts as you gather to ring in the year 2012. PISCE S (Feb. 19 to March 20) The new year offers challenges for Pisceans who want to make better use of the skills they now have and learn new ones. Personal relationships show stronger positive aspects. B ORN THI S WEEK: Although you sometimes tend to be a bit judgmental, nevertheless, you are generous and caring and very much beloved. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Wednesday, Dec. 28 Public bingo at the MooseEach Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m., bingo is played with opportunities to win big! Try your luck while supporting the Lodge and its charity endeavors. Everyone is welcome, with a variety of lunch selections. Located at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2200.Friday, Dec. 30 United Way Day of Caring deadlineUnited Way of Marion County will hold the 19th annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Day of Caring offers businesses, individuals, organizations and civic clubs the opportunity to help local nonprofit human service agencies accomplish much-needed projects during one day of organized volunteerism. Volunteer work teams who are interested in participating or community organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org. The deadline for team and project applications is Friday, Dec. 30. For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-7329696 or tbanner@uwmc.org.Sunday, Jan. 1 KP Hole Park fees to changeEffective Jan. 1, the day use fee at KP Hole Park will change from $3 to $5. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Council had recommended the fee change to offset park expenses and assist with managing park capacity. The costs for annual individual and family passes remain unchanged, at $35 and $50 respectively. KP Hole Park is located at 9435 S.W. 190th Ave. Road in Dunnellon. For more information on this or other county parks, contact Marion County Parks and Recreation at 352-671-8560.Monday, Jan. 2 Christs Church hosts pianistChrists Church of Marion County will host Sarah Warner, graduate of Baylor School of Music and instructor of piano at The University of Oklahoma completing her Master of Piano Pedagogy, in concert Monday, Jan. 2, 5 p.m. Concert is open and free to the public. Christs Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., of State Road 200, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org.Tuesday, Jan. 3 Burrowing Owls: special programsThe Pioneer Garden Club is proud to present to the public noted author and speaker Betty Gilbert. Ms. Gilbert has devoted the past 10 years to the study of the Burrowing Owl, and has written two beautiful books on the subject, taken thousands of photos and has a DVD available. Ms. Gilberts program is Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Pioneer Garden Club. Also, the Marion Audubon Society presents Protecting Burrowing Owls...How did we fail? The Florida Wildlife Commission will help us learn about how to protect these owls as well as other birds. The program is Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Garden Club. The Pioneer Garden Center is at 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, across the highway from Lowes Home Improvement Store. Telephone number is 352-236-4448; check our website at www.pioneergardenclub.org.Thursday, Jan. 5 WOW Singles to meetWOW Singles will meet at the following locations. No dues. Please call 352-861-9487 or 352-237-5842 for more info. Jan. 5, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant, 2463 S.W. 27th Ave. near Best Buy Jan. 19, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Logans Roadhouse, 2621 S.W. 19th Ave. Road.Saturday, Jan. 7 Historical Novel Society meetsThe Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome. The first Writers Retreat led by President Joyce Moore was a great success and the Chapter plans to offer more writers workshops in the New Year. All members are urged to attend on Jan. 7 for an important business meeting and election of officers. For more information call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162.Gentle chair yoga plannedGentle chair yoga at the Freedom Library will be from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. and continuing on Jan. 14, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11. For information, contact Ingrid Crane at 352-8547950. Community calendar More on Page 5 Kathryn Casey has for some time given true crime guru Ann Rule formidable competition. In Die My Love she gives us straight detail without the tedious minutiae Rule is often guilty of. Casey begins her tale, not with the murder itself, but rather with the tangled relationship of the mismatched lovers and later married couplepretty, petite Piper Rountree and serious, much older college professor Fred Jablin, a promising pioneer in the new field of organizational communication. Life in Austin, Texas is good at first with three children, a beautiful home and Pipers devoted sister Tina nearby. A lawyer, Piper is fired in rapid succession from at least six firms for inadequate performance. The humiliation prompts the couple to make a new start in Richmond, Virginia where Fred is offered a great new position at a handsome increase in salary. Estranged from her sister and having given up on a legal career, Piper becomes moody and hard to deal with, obsessing over her children and deluding herself that shes a wonderful mother. In time she begins unsatisfying affairs, excessive drinking, and constant arguments with Fred. By 2002 the marriage, shaky for years, finally implodes and Fred files for divorce from the intractable Piper. The court finds Fred the more stable parent and awards him custody of the children. This slap in the face to a woman who prides herself on her motherly virtues unleashes a murderous chain of events. Needing her sister and her old life, Piper moves back to Texas and for two years it seems, falsely, she and Fred work out an arrangement for sharing the children. But below the surface things are anything but tranquil. Early in the morning in October 2004 Fred is ambushed in his driveway while retrieving the newspaper. The children sleep undisturbed on the second floor of the house. Police neglect to find Freds body after a neighbor reports hearing gunshots, and it is unclear whether he might have been saved with prompt action. Savvy VA police look hard at ex-wife Piper and reject her Texas alibi. Cell phone records to her son Paxton show her a scant few miles from Freds house the day of the murder. Though an attorney the news startles her into a Rick Perry oops moment. The amazing, coordinated police work involving two states makes this an absorbing read. Die My Love: A true story of murder, revenge and two Texas sisters BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington Book written by Kathryn Casey 000A37S Cleanmaster CLEANM A S TER C ARPET & UPHOL S TER Y CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Y ears 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK W e Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning A vailable. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Sunday, Jan. 8 Reflections Church Moving Beginning Sunday, Jan. 8, Reflections Church will be moving down Citrus Springs Boulevard to Citrus Springs Middle School for Sunday worship services. The time of the service will remain at 10:15 a.m. Childrens Church and child care will be available. Worship services will continue at the Citrus Springs Community Center until the move on Jan. 8. If you have any questions please call 352-7943326. Celebrate New Year with DeccaDecca Real Estate Corp invites all Oak Run residents to Blinging in the New Year on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bella Cucina in Oak Run. Dessert and beverages will be served. Win door prizes and gifts. RSVP to 352-854-8787. Come celebrate the New Year with us.Thursday, Jan. 12 Palm Cay GOP to meetOn Jan. 12, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay. The speakers for January are Chris Blair, who is running for sheriff of Marion County, Wally Wagoner who is a candidate for superintendent of schools for Marion County and Wesley Wilcox, assistant supervisor of elections for Marion County The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352-438-9662.Saturday, Jan. 14 Methodist men to serve breakfastTo all the Tired Reindeers out there, the Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday Jan. 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The event is at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala look for the signs. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Saturday, Jan. 21 Scandinavian Club of Marion CountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the ballroom at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave., in Ocala. The menu will be apple stuffed pork loin with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salad and desert. The entertainment by Honeys School of Dance. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Tuesday, Jan. 17. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson 352 8611235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. Ongoing Donations of cars soughtFirst Congregational United Church of Christ is accepting vehicles of all types for donation. Vehicles do not have to be in working condition. All donations are taxdeductible based on book value. Contact David Keith, 352-598-6272 or the church office at 352-237-3035. BY KAREN BOWEN Special to the CitizenThe Pine Run Knit and Crochet Group has picked a project that could use our help in our community. Our project this time was for the Ocala Domestic/Sexual Assault Center and we did another great job for them. We had more than 200 crochet and knitted items along with more than 200 personal items (soap, shampoo etc.) as well as household, clothing and toys for the children. The group gives a big thank you to those who helped in our collection. The donations were taken to the Center and we were greeted with appreciation and amazement for what we had accomplished. They could not get over our donation that would help them during the Holiday. In researching more places that could be helped by us we found The Center which is part of Kids Central Inc. that helps foster children no matter where they are placed. So our next project will be hats, scarfs, mittens for older children within the foster care system. We are 14 ladies who meet every Tuesday, we knit, crochet and most of all we laugh. But, when we ask our community to help, they always come together and join us in our endeavor. The Knit and Crochet Group items. PINE RUN Pine Run group helps for holidays standing, planning, and paying for longterm care. Long-term care covers a variety of services that includes medical and non-medical care to people who have a chronic illness or disability. It helps meet health or personal needs and assists people with support services for the activities of daily living like dressing and bathing and can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living or in nursing homes. A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that people who reach age 65 will likely have a 40 percent chance of entering a nursing home, and about 10 percent of the people who enter a nursing home will stay there five years or more. The cost of long-term care can vary quite a bit depending on what kind of care you need, where you get the care, and where you live. This seminar includes a complimentary lunch, and tickets are $1.00, which is refunded to you at the door. Please pick up your tickets at the Activities Office on Fridays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and at the Tuesday morning Socials if you would like to attend.Sallys BuddiesEntertainer and impressionist Sally Langwah will bring her Broadway Buddies performance to Marion Landing on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. Sally performs over 30 impressions, and this show will include tributes to Cher, Reba, Liza, Bette, Sarah, Julie, Marilyn, Catherine and Abbas Agnetha. If youve ever seen Sally before, you know youre in for a treat. 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. Tickets for the show are $3 each and are available at Tuesday morning Socials and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours.Calling all craftersMarion Landing will be holding its first crafts only fair on Saturday, Mar. 31, and we are looking for crafty residents who would be interested in participating. We are striving to make this a true craft sale, so participants should make sure their items are hand crafted, said Merry Anne Krell, fair organizer. We would love to see crafts that include quilting, knitting, and crocheting; floral arranging, original jewelry and macram; woodworking, paintings, and anything else hand made. There will be no charge for the tables; but space is limited, so tables will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. The Craft Fair will be open to the public, and all proceeds from their sales will go to the crafter. The next Craft Fair meeting will be held on Jan. 13 in the Great Room at 11 a.m. If you are interested in participating, please put your name on the sign-up sheet hanging on the Activity Wall. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. There are still a few tickets left to see the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the St. Pete Times Forum. Tickets are $115 and include round-trip bus transportation from Marion Landing, great reserved Club Sideline seats in sections 217 and 218, and bus driver tip. The game begins at 7:30 p.m., and the bus will leave at 4:45 p.m., returning approximately 12:30 a.m. The layout of the Forum, as well as reservation information, is posted on the Travel Board. Travel to Clearwater on Saturday, Feb. 4, to the Early Bird Dinner Theater to see Lie, Cheat and Genuflect, a laughpacked farce of twists, turns, puns and pratfalls. Tickets are $66 and include round-trip motor coach, hot buffet luncheon, all tax and gratuities. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more information. Spring training is right around the corner, and there are only a few seats left for the trip to see the Phillies vs. the Red Sox at Bright House Field in Clearwater on Monday, Mar. 26, 2012. Tickets are $59 and include round trip bus transportation, reserved premium seats for the 1 p.m. game and tip for the driver. Lunch is on your own in the ballpark. The bus departs Marion Landing about 10:30 a.m. and returns approximately 6 p.m. Payment is due by Jan. 5 and is non-refundable. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the Travel Board. Plan ahead and make your reservation for the popular Nashville show trip from May 6-12, 2012. This 7 day/6night spring trip includes a guided tour of Nashville, ride on the Delta Flatboats inside the Opryland Hotel, and an evening at the Grand Ole Opry. You will also visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, have dinner and enjoy a show at the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre, tour beautiful Belle Meade Plantations, visit Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store, and ride the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway in Chattanooga. There will also be time to explore on your own. For more information, please see the flyer posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Here is the lastest update on what trips still have openings. Please book early if you would like to go on any of these trips. Dec. 28, Stetson Mansion March 9, Who Dun It Murder Mystery at the Palace Grand March 12-15, Biloxi March 23, Lets Hang On at the Palace Grand A Tribute to Frankie Vallie April 5, Las Vegas Jackpot at the Show Palace May 10, Baby Winter Park Playhouse May 17, Separate Beds at the Early Bird Dinner Theatre May 21-25, Myrtle Beach 4 nights 5 days May 31, Swing at the Show Palace June 02, The Buddy Holly Story at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre June 23, New York Nights at the Show Palace Nov. 11-18, Allure of the Seas Marion County Hospice Fundraiser Cruise in Memory of Frank ArcherUpcoming eventsMovie Night Tuesday, Jan 3, at 6 p.m. Every Which Way but Loose starring Clint Eastwood and Clyde. Trivia Night: Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. (note time change) Garden Club: Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. Bocce Ball: Every Saturday at 7 p.m. Ladies LuncheonThe next luncheon is on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Please come out and join us for a nice lunch. Just bring a covered dish to share. We always have a good time. Hope to see you all there. Update on trips CHERRYWOOD NEWS 000A32I FLOORS & WINDOWS 6715 SW Hwy. 200 (located 5 mi. West of I-75) Ocala, Florida, 34476 (352) 854-3939 Carpet Ceramic Wood Vinyl Blinds Shutters Castle Carpets & Interiors Serving Ocala Since 1991 0009SR4 WINDOW TINTING World Class Window Tinting Reduce Heat, Fade, Glare AUTO HOME OFFICE Marion & Citrus 352-465-6079 Free Estimates 0009XS5 POWER WASHING Low Pressure Washing. We use Simple Green Soap. We are not the lowest price washers, but are professional power washers. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in 6~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Christmas is Sunday. Theres still time to do that last-minute shopping where you get to fight everyone else to get those perfect gifts before the stores close. This can wear you to a frazzle. So, while the kids anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus, take a break, relax and stop at Pun Alley for some punny stories.Santas bullEvery Christmas Eve, Santas reindeer complete a long and tiring journey. Before they depart, Santas sled has to be pulled to several North Pole stops while it is loaded. To keep the reindeer fresh for their trip, Santa acquired a bull for the loading task. He selected one with a nose just like Rudolphs, so it could see where it was going. When the sleigh had been fully loaded, and Santa had departed one particularly cold Christmas Eve, an elf led the animal back to the barn, where it immediately headed for the fireplace. The elf ran to the house, and with great excitement brought Mrs. Claus out to the barn, for there, in front of them, was proof positive of glow-bull warming.Christmas HorseAlong with the three wise men, the shepherds, and the others who showed up at the manger, there was also a fellow on a white charger, wearing a suit of armor. But he never got as famous. In fact, only one song celebrates his part in the proceedings, O Holy Knight.Stocking StuffersOne local department store has two Santas one for regular kids and one for kids who want 10 toys or less. I just bought my Christmas tree. I think I made a mistake though. I bought the three-year extended warranty. The TV news people keep saying that this could be the greatest Christmas we ever had. I thought the first one was. Christmas is the time when everyone gets Santamental. May I speak to the person in charge of gift wrap? Sorry, shes all tied up!Twas a Florida ChristmasTwas the night before Christmas and all through Ocala town, no noses were frozen, no snow fluttered down, no children in flannels were tucked into bed, they all wore shorty pajamas instead. To find wreaths of holly, twas not very hard, for holly trees grew in every back yard. In front of the houses, Dads and Moms were adorning the bushes, trees and palms. The sleeping kiddies were dreaming in glee, hoping to find bicycles under the tree. They all knew that Santa was well on his way, in a Mercedes-Benz, instead of a sleigh. And soon he arrived and started to work, he hadnt a second to linger or shirk. He whizzed up the highways and zoomed up the road, in an SL 300, delivering his loads. The full moon gave Ocala a glow, and lighted the way for old Santa below. As he jumped from the auto he gave a wee chuckle, he was dressed in Bermudas with an Ivy league buckle, There werent any chimneys, but that caused no gloom, for Santa came in through the Florida room. He stopped at each house, stayed only a minute, emptying his sack of stuff that was in it. Before he departed, he treated himself to a glass of orange juice upon the shelf. He turned with a jerk and bounced to the car, remembering he still had to go very far. He shifted the gears and stepped on the gas and up I-75 he went like a flash. And I heard him exclaim as he went on his way, Merry Christmas yall, I wish I could stay!While this weeks column has been some fun, let us remember that the real joy of Christmas comes from celebrating the birthday of Jesus Christ. Oak Run residents Dick and Jane Frank wish you all a Merry Christmas! Here comes Santa ... to Pun Alley PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELScouts good turnBoy Scouts from Troop 411 did their good turn on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Walmart on State Road 200 for several hours. They took time from their busy holiday schedules to help raise money for the Salvation Army. Their arms were tired from ringing the bell but they got service hours for the bell ringing toward their next rank. Both Scouts have earned their First Class rank and are looking for the next rank of Star. Each higher rank requires more effort on the Scouts part as well as parental support. To earn the highest rank of Eagle they must have done many more service hours and 21 merit badges before they turn 18. The troop leaders have a boy-led troop but are there to guide them. For more information about Troop 411 please call Anissa or Phil Brescia at 352-854-8609. Shown in the phots are Austin Savarese, left, and D.J. Lapresto. 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At the Dec. 6 Homeowner Forum, Mary Ann Hall was recognized for her dedication to the Marion Landing Community. Mary Ann has lived in Marion Landing for almost 19 years and, according to Board Secretary Connie Rowe, has not let them go to waste. Since moving here from South Florida, Mary Ann has been a very active as an editor of The Communicator, is a member of the Sunshine Committee, and has participated in a number of Little Theatre productions and Marion Landing variety shows. Mary Ann is also a Hospice volunteer, coordinates the communitys monthly collection of food for Interfaith and helps with our Annual Food Drive. In her spare time, she has found time to write and published a novel. Connie presented Mary Ann with the framed certificate, and said, We are proud to present the Volunteer Recognition award to Mary Ann Hall. Mary Anns engraved plaque will join the more than 141 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center.Holiday decorating contestJudging for the annual Marion Landing Holiday Outdoor Decorating Contest continues through Dec. 30. All Marion Landing homes that are decorated will be included; and remember, its important to make sure your decorations can be seen in the day as well as evening. Certificates and cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners, so be sure to attend the Jan. 3 Homeowner Forum when the winners will be announced. Good luck, and happy decorating.New Years Eve danceLast chance to get your tickets for the New Years Eve Dance. Sharon and Ken Talbert, dance organizers, invite you to spend New Years Eve at Marion Landings Silver Palace from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. to welcome in the New Year. Singles are most welcome; you dont have to be a couple to enjoy the celebration, said Sharon. Music from the 50s, 60s, and more recent times will be provided by Times of Your Life Entertainment D.J. A list of favorites is posted on the Activity Wall, and youre more than welcome to request your special song. The D.J. will be happy to play your requests for your dancing or listening pleasure. Be sure to bring an appetizer to share for the hors doeuvre table, as well as a beverage and snacks for your table. Hats and noise makers, ice and cups will be furnished for you. Dressy or business casual attire is requested. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Tuesday morning Socials or in the Activities Office during ticket hoursbut theyre limited to 125, so get yours soon if you want to share in the festivities.Free seminarOn Thursday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m., Ms. Laura Sams from Great American Insurance & Finance Co. will present an informational seminar to Marion Landing residents on under-Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Stone. I am grateful for the support of the commission, staff and concerned citizens for their input. District Four Commissioner Carl Zalak, III discussed the impact of the agreement on citizen disposal fees and overall solid waste costs. This agreement will allow us to be good stewards of our tax dollars and keep residential disposal fees low, Zalak said. It will save us, at a bare minimum, $60 million in solid waste costs. The county also has a number of security provisions in the contract if any problems should occur with the companys performance of the agreement. For example, there are safeguards built into the contract that would enable Marion County to take over operation of the landfill should A.C.M.S. default in its obligations. A.C.M.S. anticipates beginning construction for the landfill in January 2012. Construction is expected to last for approximately one year, after which the county would be able to use the site for disposal. WASTECONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Tournament sites include: Stone Creek, Ocala; RedTail, Sorrento; Juliette Falls, Dunnellon; Timacuan, Lake Mary; Black Bear, Eustis; Country Club of Ocala; Mission Inn, Howey-in-theHills; Golden Hills, Ocala; Alaqua, Longwood; Eagle Dunes, Sorrento; Black Diamond, Lecanto; Southern Hills, Brooksville; Harbor Hills, Lady Lake; and, World Woods, Homosassa Springs. The tournaments at Mission Inn and World Woods are major 2-day, 36-hole tournaments that award double points and prizes. This often affects the standings in each flight since the top ten points leaders in each flight are invited to the National Championship held in November. Tournament format is gross stroke play, with USGA rules in effect. A software program tracks each players handicap to ensure participants are placed in their proper flight. Once you begin playing on Tour, the integrity of each flight is kept and many players are moved up in flights during the season. A Skins game is also available. Players are truly treated like pros, says local Tour Director Jim Castello, This Tour gives competitive golfers the opportunity to test their skills on some of the finest courses in the area with some of the areas finest players. Tour President Dennis McCormac, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., heads-up the 13-year old Tour in 12 markets across the country. A Tour member in North Central Florida can play in any Senior Amateur Golf Tour event in any of our other Tour cities and a percentage of their points accumulate in their home Tour, said McCormac, emphasizing that this is a huge benefit for those who travel, especially those who Winter in Florida and Summer in the North. Tour membership fee is $85 and includes a tour gift pack, plus reduced rates on Tournament practice rounds. Entry fees vary with each event, and include cart, green fees, range balls and prizes. Golfers can check the Tour Manual, schedule, and sign up and pay by credit card at www.senioramateurgolftour.net. For more information contact Tour Director: Jim Castello, 352-446-3446; or, email at ncflorida@amateurgolftour.net. GOLFCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 for elimination of the IRS. He said that the EPA should be housed in an office no bigger than this room. The meeting was held in Berean Baptist Church in southwest Ocala. He also added that the Department of Education ought to be gone. He was asked about term limits and joked that some politicians should be limited to two terms, one in office and one in prison. He said he favored term limits for the House and Senate. We send the biggest idiots to Washington. He also said, I want about half the Republicans thrown out and I want all the Democrats thrown out. Attendees at the regular meeting of the organization were treated to a performance by Todd Allen Herendeen, who impersonated and sang songs by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, Roy Orbison and Neil Diamond. He was backed up by his wife, Angel, and four other band members, including two guitars, drums and a keyboard, which had the place rockin. Earlier he had told the crowd in a warmup before the band entertained, Im 66, and its our generation that let this country get in the shape its in. It started with taking prayers out of the schools, and most families took prayer out of the home, Im afraid. He said he had heard since the days of Barry Goldwater that if we dont get control of spending our children and grandchildren are going to be affected. Well, we are the children and grandchildren. We have the greatest laws on the planet thats ever been written by anybody, and we have to go by them. We have to get business back in America. Later, he added a sports analogy, talking about the player who wants the ball when the game is on the line. He said that he is that player. I will not choke, I may miss some shots, but I will not choke. McNeil has produced a 20-page booklet which outlines his plan. The booklet was distributed at the meeting, and is also available for a free download online at www.mcneil2012.com. Citing the fact that he was a businessman and not a politician, he commented, Ive never held political office, but I intend to hold this one. MCNEILCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKTodd Alllen Herendeen and his wife Angel sing to the Tea Party Solutions crowd at Berean Baptist Church on Monday. Read the classifieds Read the classifieds Volunteer recognized for her dedication MARION LANDING D BDiane Bress PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSBoard Secretary Connie Rowe presents Mary Ann Hall with her Volunteer Recognition Award. PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE24 FREE FLU SHOTS While Supply Lasts Personal Care Medical Practices, PLLC 6035 SW 54th Street Suite #200, Ocala Airport Road 352-671-1830 www.pcmed.us Open Mon. Fri. 9-8 Sat. 8-12 Call Or Go Online For More Information. $ 79 PER MONTH NO DEDUCTIBLES, NO CO-PAYMENTS, UNLIMITED VISITS!! Personal care available 7 days a week. Includes check-ups, well visits, EKGs, sick visits, lab tests and much more. One monthly fee covers all your primary health care needs. Plans for singles, couples and families. 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Sunday Homestyle Chicken 11 am to Close Sunday Homestyle Chicken 11 am to Close Enjoy two chicken breast fillets dipped in fresh buttermilk and hand breaded in our kitchen. Served with choice of two vegetables. Daily Dinner Features Daily Dinner Featur es Monday Fried Pork Chops with choice of two vegetables T uesday Butter Baked Chicken with choice of two vegetables W ednesday Br occoli Cheddar Chicken with choice of two vegetables Thursday T urkey n Dr essing with choice of two additional vegetables Every Day Ever y Day Theres Something Ther es Something Different To Dif fer ent T o Look Forward To. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 711193 Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best Despite my disdain for fairy tales and fictional happy endings, I was taken by Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol from first reading. I was captured again by the 1951 best ever movie rendition of the story, starring Alistair Sim. The seasonal life story of Ebenezer Scrooge is about an emotionally neglected childhood, a relentless rise to success as a money lender, and a lonely life of humbug after his only friend and partner, Jacob Marley, had passed away. The name Scrooge is a contraction of the uncomplimentary words screw and gouge. The storys mission of Marleys first ghost is to cause Scrooge to acknowledge his lifelong loneliness. The woman he loved turned away from him because of his greed. And his dear sister Fan died in childbirth. Marleys second ghost, the spirit of the present, intends to shake Scrooges conscience by revealing the home life of his under-paid clerk Bob Cratchit and his children. Despite their poverty and the declining health of their lame son, TinyTim, the Cratchits emit humble joy over the Christmas season. The final ghost, of Christmas yet to come, does not speak. Instead he depicts for Scrooge the sadness which the Cratchit family will experience on the passing of Tiny Tim, and by contrast shows Scrooge the lonely and unmourned death which he will suffer for his sins. When he wrote his little Christmas book, Dickens was deep in debt, and his inspiration was undoubtedly his own childhood. He was one of eight children, whose father was a poorly paid clerk like Bob Cratchit. Father and all eight children went to debtors prison when Dickens was 12. Dickens was allowed out to work in a shoe blacking factory to help feed his family in prison. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, December 23, 2011 So now the feds want to take away my right to use my cell phone in my car, including a hands-free device. Talk about government intrusion into something that is none of their business. Ill concede that sometimes talking on a cell phone that is not hands-free can be distracting. And I dont believe anyone should be texting or checking email while driving. The only things that should be allowed are by voice. But trying to ban a hands-free device is completely out of line. What about companies such as Onstar, who provide you with a voice phone with your service in your car? Are they going to force this company to take out this factory-installed feature? But if theyre going to ban use of cell phones by the hands, what about other things? Heres a list of things Ive seen people doing on the roads. Eating a sandwich with one hand and holding a drink in another, while trying to drive at the same time. Is the government going to ban all eating in cars by the driver? Trying to change a CD in the CD player while driving down the road. Are we going to ban all CD players in cars? Are you only going to be allowed to listen to whatever CD is in your player over and over (some of us cant afford to have fancy CD changers in the car). Trying to change the radio station in the car. Same as CDs. Are we going to force people to listen to the same radio station all the time, changing it only when they stop? Might be OK locally but what about the Interstate where you may not stop for a couple of hours and the radio station goes out of range. (People do still listen to radio stations, dont they?) Trying to read a GPS as they drive down the road. Can you imagine if everyone had to suddenly stop to look up directions on their GPS? Wed probably have a bunch of rear-end collisions. So the feds and the state need to think this over carefully. Ban texting Im all for that. But technology is moving a lot faster than our state legislators and federal officials. They need to let the market play out and see what people will be using in the future. Time for me to put an end to this column. Im almost at the office and Ive been typing it on my laptop as I drive along State Road 200. Dont worry, just kidding. Ive actually been listening to a Christmas CD over, and over, and over Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at editor@smcitizen.com or at 352-854-3986. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: 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. In September 1897, Francis Pharcellus Church, a former Civil War correspondent and editor at the New York Sun, received a letter from the then 8-year-old Virginia OHanlon. In her letter, young Virginia wrote:Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, If you see it in the Sun, its so. Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? Virginia OHanlon 115 West Ninety-Fifth StreetVirginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except what they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be mens or childrens, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but thats no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You may tear apart the babys rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Yes, Virginia They want to change my cell habits Jim Flynn Columnist The redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED PLEASESEEFLYNN, PAGE9 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Please remember, office closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. All deadlines one business day earlier DONT FORGET TO ORDER YOUR PARTY TRAYS 2775 NW 49th Avenue Ocala Shops at Foxwood 352-368-7662 Fax 352-622-5318 Mon.-Thurs. 11-9 Fri.-Sat. 11-10 Sun. 12-8 000A3XL ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT Prime Rib & 2 Sides $ 14 00 SATURDAY 2 FOR $22.00 Lobster & 2 Sides FRIDAY $ 11 95 1 LB. $ 16 95 1 1 2 LB. Pizza Pasta Steak Subs Salads Wings 1 1 100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Those were times of cruel child labor, when many orphans lived in the streets. After their release from prison, the Dickens family lived for a time in a boarding house in Camden Town, the fictional site of the Cratchit household. The Dickenses were eventually evicted again from their meager quarters because they were unable to keep up with the rent. Dickens suffered some lifelong bitterness about his sense of being abandoned in childhood. Nonetheless, from time to time after he became a successful author, he provided financial support to his family members. The spiritual message of A Christmas Carol is Scrooges delight at just being alive on Christmas morning, in appreciation for which he sent a goose to the Cratchits and accepted dinner with his loving nephew Fred. His redemption was evidenced thereafter as a respected and beloved citizen. Dickens real-life contribution to the holy day is remembrance of him as the writer who renewed a spirit of Christmas during terrible times for the working poor and many who lived and died without a job and without hope. Fortunate are we who live in a time when no one is imprisoned for being poor. Merry Christmas to all. FLYNNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Payroll tax cutThe payroll tax cut sounds like a wonderful way to help working people earn approximately $1,000 per year per worker to offset their living expenses. How many wage earners realize that this is money that should be going into the Social Security trust fund to pay for their future benefits? Year after year we hear that Social Security is in deep financial trouble unless it receives more income or pays out smaller benefits per worker. How can this administration be in favor of the payroll tax cut when it keeps money from shoring up and helping Social Security remain solvent? I generally support the Democrats on most issues because they try to help working people take care of their families. I look at this payroll tax cut program as paying working people their Social Security while they are still working and in the near future cutting benefits for those that need Social Security to survive. Jerry Segovis OTOW LETTER TO THE EDITOR RELIGION Countryside Presbyterian Church Christmas Eve Candlelight, carol and communion service at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24. Traditional Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec 25 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala with Pastor Gary Marshall officiating. For further information, please call 352-237-4633Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Candelight Communion Service, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25: Christmas morning Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Episcopal Church of the AdventHere are the following dates and services for Christmas and New Years Day: Christmas Services: Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. Family Service Holy Eucharist Christmas Eve: 10 p.m. Solemn High Candlelight Mass Christmas Day: 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist New Years Day Sunday Services: 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Church of the Advent is at 11251 S.W. Hwy. 484 (1.2 Miles west of State Road 200, Ocala) Office number is 352-465-7272. Please call for further information.Our Redeemer LutheranChristmas Eve Service is on Dec. 24 at 4 and 7 p.m. Christmas Day, Dec. 25, one service at 10 a.m. New Years Day, one service at 10 a.m. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is at 5200 S.W. State Road 200. Everyone is invited to come and worship with us. For more information please call 352-237-2233.St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Dec. 25. Every second Sunday, following the Mass, Dr. Myriame Vastey, a family practice physician, presents a program on the prevention of cholesterol, diabetes, etc. These meetings are open to all parishioners. The Spanish Posada celebration will take place every evening at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 through Dec. 23. A Mass will be celebrated only on Dec. 23. Christmas Masses start on Dec. 24 with the Childrens Mass at 4 p.m. At 9:30 p.m. the Choirs will present a Christmas music program. Following is a Mass at 10 p.m. This is a new Christmas Eve schedule replacing the Midnight Mass. On Christmas day there are two Masses. The first is at 9 a.m. in English with a Spanish Mass at 11 a.m.College Park ChurchCollege Park Church, 3140 S.W. 26th St., across from CF, will host a Carols, Candles & Communion Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. A hot wassail and cookies reception will follow. The church will hold a traditional worship service on Christmas Day, Dec. 25 at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 352-237-2247.Bethesda Church As the season of blessing approaches to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior we invite you to join us for a Christmas Eve dinner celebration and worship extravaganza. The evening will include live music, dancing, drama and great food for all. There is no charge, just come and celebrate with us because Jesus is the reason for this Joyous season. It will be Saturday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. More religion on Page 10 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 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 Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent 0009WYI adventepiscopal.net 0009CQ2 First Congregational United Church of Christ F irs t Congr eg a tional United Chur ch of Chris t A Pr ogr essiv e Community of F aith in the Hear t of Centr al Florida An Open and Af f ir ming Church Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Study 12:00 Noon 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 0009JFO 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 T emple Beth Shalom of Ocala Reservations for FREE bus 873-3995 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 0009E2I 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 0009HTA W e dnesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 0009W2W 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 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 A ve. Ocala, FL 0009HW2 Bible Studies W e dnesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith 0009CI0 7768 SW Hwy 200 (352) 237-4633 www .cpcocala.or g W elcome to Countr yside Presbyterian Chur ch (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday W orship 10:30 am T uesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Nurser y A vailable Pastor Gar y O. Marshall Y our Spiritual Home Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles W e st of I-75 W o rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 0009HUU Conservative Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10 AM ongoing series on the Life of Jesus Christ Community Church 0009LQL 861-7716 Harley Towler, Pastor Graduate of Moody Bible Institute Located one mile west of State Road 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Thomas Markham, Pastor Phone: 352-237-6950 EVER YONE WELCOME CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY SER VICES 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. W ednesday 7:00 p.m. 0009HCI 000A3PK W estleyan-Holiness tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods W ord to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Children s Bible Quizzing 6:00 P M. W e dnesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www .ocalawestnaz.org 000A32B 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 Chur ch Location: 294 Marion Oaks Lane Ocala, FL 34473 352.566.7586 Call and visit our website www.bethesda.worship.center.org W e W ant Y ou Here W ith Us! So come let s grow 2gether 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. Y outh Alive 7p.m. Randall Br own Pastor Friendship B aptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 0009HPG 0009CHR 352-861-6182 www .ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 00099C4 0009ENS 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undament al Dr Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery pr ovided for all services Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embar qmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 0009CHY Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. 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Joy Lutheran ChurchChristmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, will be celebrated at two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. The Rev. Edward Holloway Jr., Senior Pastor, will preside and preach the Christmas message. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, worship service will be at 10 a.m. New Years Day, in honor of the Naming of Jesus, will be celebrated at one service on Sunday, Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. The Joy Vocal and Bell Choirs will perform and Senior Pastor, Edward Holloway, Jr. will preach the New Year message. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information, call 352854-4509 ext 221.Maranatha Baptist ChurchThe Maranatha Baptist Church Choir will present a musical The Promised Hope under the direction of Joyce Warner, and co-directors, Shirley Roberts and Mary Walker, on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 10:45 a.m. All are invited to come and celebrate this special time of year with us. Continuing children programs: 1. The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is ongoing and always open to young people from ages 3 to 18. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Church. 2. The childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) invites all children from 1st grade through 12th grade to participate. Ms. Pat Haas is the director and will welcome the children and show them how enjoyable it is to be part of the J.A.M. choir. Practice is from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday evening at the Church. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. You may call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church.College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to a join us for a Communion Service on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24. There will be two services one at 4 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. College Road Baptist Church is at 5010 S.W. College Road (State Road 200), 1.7 miles west of I-75. For more information, call 352-237-5741. Congregation Beth IsraelCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Chanukah party on December 25, 2011 at 4pm at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, Building 300 in Ocala. The event will celebrate the Festival of Lights with the traditional lighting of the Chanukah candles, followed by singing, games and a festive meal featuring roast brisket of beef and potato latkes, (pancakes) vegetable and an array of desserts. The cost is $18. Please RSVP to Estelle (352-861-2542) to make a reservation. Congregation Beth Israel is the only Reconstructionist Jewish community in the 200 corridor and welcomes all to come and experience the joy and warmth of this festival with the Beth Israel community. Congregation Beth Israel is under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. It is a liberal, inclusive, progressive community. For further information, visit our website: wwwbethisraelocala.org or contact Judi at 352-237-8277.Ocala West Church of the NazareneThe Ocala West Church of the Nazarene Sunday School Presents: The Birth of Jesus Christ Christmas Play on Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. The church is at 8554 S.W. 60th Ave.. Phone is 352-861-0755. Rev. Curt Dowling is the pastor. Tiffany Coburn will be featured in concert on Dec. 25 at 10:30 a.m. Tiffany sings with the Liberty Singers at Walt Disneys Epcot. Her professionalism and spirit is something you will want to see. More on Page 11Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com RELIGION Closest to the Pin Shootout. All of the members who were closest to a pin in the Friday games were given one shot for each of their successes. There were two white flights and two senior flights. The winner in the first white flight was Ron Catapano, who put his shot 5 7 from the hole. In second with a shot of 6 was Hal Loomis. The second white flight winner was Vince Connolly with a shot 15 from the hole. Second with a shot 33 was Bruce Stover. The first senior flight winner destroyed all the hopes of his competitors. Chuck Engel put his shot in the hole for a hole in one! You could hear the air go out of all the other contestants. In second with a shot 6 from the hole was Don Aubrey. The second senior flight winner with a shot of 3 was Mike Madill, followed by Steve Szabo with a shot 5 from the hole. Congratulations to all for their fine efforts, and especially to Chuck. On Dec. 16 we had our usual Friday game with all scores counting on the par 3s, three scores counting on the par 4s, and two scores on the par 5s. The winners with a score of 189 were Allen Millett, Bob Albright, Gene Topp, and Joe Paller. In second with a score of 191 were Dale Wurzburger, Bill Start, Bill Ellin, and Duke Slayton, Third went to the team of Ron Tennant, Frank Kelley, Fred West, and Paul Valois with a score of 193. Closest to the pin were Dick Feltenberger, Mark Best, Steve Szabo, and Don Aubrey. Remember, get your ROMGA dues in before the start of the new year, as we have some good tournaments scheduled, and of course the Friday games. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.Carol Anns Corner Friends and I who attended the Pancake Breakfast on Dec. 17 want to thank the volunteers who made possible the lovely breakfast!! Too often we forget to thank the many volunteers who make the many activities we enjoy in Oak Run. Thank you, thank you, thank you.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. Typed copy or hard copy photos can be placed in Carols cubby across the street from her house but should be submitted earlier as they take longer to process. The names of the people in all photos must be included. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Moose Lodge activitiesFriday, Dec. 23: Baked or fried fish / shrimp starting at 5 p.m., karaoke by The Carriers. Saturday, Dec. 24: Show Me the Money at 2 p.m., Queen of Hearts at 5 p.m. Bring a dish. Sunday, Dec. 25: Merry Christmas. Monday, Dec. 26: Shuffleboard at 12:30 p.m. Mens meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27: Sausage with peppers and onions at 5 p.m. followed by karaoke entertainment. Wednesday, Dec. 28: open to the public bingo with lunch available starting at 1 p.m.For members and qualified signed-in guests only. Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Your Pet for Your Pet Tour our unique Tour our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com www.palmettokennels.com 0009XJI Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting 0009XZF $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! Flowers $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Temple Beth ShalomThe community is cordially invited to attend a special Chanukah Celebration, led by Rabbi Zeev Harari of Temple Beth Shalom of Ocala. This will take place on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Collins Resource Center, located in Suite 300-303 of TimberRidge Medical complex on State Road 200. Rabbi Harari will share his music, his stories and some interesting facts about Chanukah. Potato Latkes and other refreshments will be served. Rabbi Harari looks forward to greeting you. For more information call 352-629-3587. Christmas Eve Service at UCCJoin us on Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m. for our beautiful and moving Christmas Eve Service. The choir will sing and members of the congregation will form The Christmas Cross for the lighting ceremony. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Phone number is 352-237-3035.Reflections Church Reflections Church, which meets at the Citrus Springs Community Center, will have a Christmas Eve worship service on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. There will be no worship service on Sunday, Christmas Day. New Years Day worship service will be at the usual 10:15 a.m. time on Sunday, Jan. 1. RELIGION Although I may look a little stodgy on the outside with a few gray hairs blossoming on the top, I still know how to celebrate, and this is the time of the year to do that sort of thing. I love a good Christmas celebration. For the last few years, I have never had to check my calendar to know when it is time to celebrate the Christmas season. It seems that the Thanksgiving Christmas time: Merry is as merry celebrates OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder turkey always gives rise to what I shall refer to as the Holiday Turkey. No sooner is my Thanksgiving turkey resting snugly inside of me when the Holiday Turkeys begin their assault on Christmas. Do not let this get out, but I love it. Some people are quite offended when these Holiday Turkeys begin their assault on Christmas. I would be insulted if they did not. I expect them to attack anything to do with Christmas. It just goes to show that the Christmas story has not lost its offense. Those of us who celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ embrace this time of the year with a great deal of joy and praise. After all, we are celebrating the fact that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. What better message to celebrate at this time of year when most people are having a difficult time. Dont get me wrong here. I believe in celebrating Jesus Christ every day. There is something special about setting aside one day out of the year to recognize his birth. I do not worship the manger nor do I venerate the three wise men. I do, however, appreciate the fact that Jesus Christ came into this world and it certainly is my privilege once a year to celebrate His birthday. I know He PLEASESEESNYDER, PAGE12 shows were seen and included the Shoji Tabuchi Christmas Show, Hollywoods Christmas Spectacular (where this picture was taken), Kirby Vanburch Magic Show, John Denver Tribute, Twelve Irish Tenors, Clay Coopers Country Music Show, Cassandre and the Branson Bell Dinner and cruise! Next April Oak Run Travel is planning a trip to Washington, D.C., and a second bus has been added due to the demand. If you are interested in going on this trip call Jack and Eleanor Foggan to get the details and to sign up for the trip. Neighborhoods One and Five PartyThank you all for attending the best Christmas party that was put together for Neighborhoods One and Five. There were about 110 attendees for a catered dinner by Carla, which was outstandingly delicious. We had entertainment by Joy and her Good Time Cloggers and special music by Harry and Lorna Chambers. We all had a great time, good food, nine 50/50 winners of $10 each, many gifts that were donated and a special wind chime that was made by Jerry Spitzack. Thanks to all who set up and cleaned up. Blessings and Merry Christmas.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday Dec. 6, we had our annual Christmas tournament and luncheon. The team game was Two Best Ball. The 1st place team was Roseann Lavacca, Bea Terry, Gayle Feeman and Leslie Rizzo; 2nd place Elsa Berbig, Jan Tennant, Gigi Bagg and Ginger Drake; 3rd place Pat Blackburn, Lynn Houghton, Joanne Morris and a blind. The luncheon after golf, catered by Royal Oaks, was delicious! On Tuesday, Dec. 13, we played Individual Low Net. The winners were: First Flight 1st place Pat Blackburn, 2nd place Diana Galla, 3rd place tie Roseann Lavacca and Sylvia Zappia; Second Flight 1st place Joanne Ellis, 2nd place Janet Tully, 3rd place Barb Scozzafava; Third Flight 1st place Ginger Drake, 2nd place Inge Szabo, 3rd place Mary Kay Frandsen. Joanne Ellis was Closest to the Pin. Everyone is busy with Christmas preparations so golf is a welcome diversion!! Our league wishes everyone a wonderful Christmas season and a healthy, happy 2012. We also thank Lorie Wilkes and Sue and Art Wile for making Royal Oaks the great club that it is.Royal Oaks Lady NinersDec. 8 the Lady Niners invited their spouse/ friends to play in the Nutcracker Scramble. Golf was followed by cocktails and appetizers in the Members Room, then dinner in the dining room. It was a very festive occasion and everyone had a good time. Thanks go to everyone involved in making this happen! Dec. 15 was our year-end scramble, meeting and luncheon. The winning team was Rae Stover, Jeannie Konicki, Ilene Simnowitz and B.J. Lassiter. Second place went to the team of Elsa Berbig, Judie Okonek, Vange Bell and Vicki Ellin. The team of Phyllis Oldfield, Bette Johnson and Diana Schmidt were third. Rae Stover won the closest to the pin contest. Elsa Berbig made a chip-in on the 2nd hole, and Brenda Raider made a chip-in on the 4th hole. Congratulations to all. During the meeting, the election of officers for 2012 was held. They are: Co-Presidents: Eleanor Cerlenko and Cindy Kocher Vice-President: Ilene Simnowitz Secretary: Salita Timmermeyer Treasurer: Patty Waddell Our appreciation goes to Diana Schmidt for her two years as co-president and to Joan Scholl for her two years as secretary. The luncheon was very festive with beautifully decorated table by Sally Crass, with favors by Ilene Simnowitz. For dessert, we enjoyed cookies that everyone brought for a cookie exchange. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and safe New Year! Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn Dec. 9, following our December Ender Tournament, we had the annual OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 The folks on the trip to Branson. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE19 000A4V1 Great Gifts For Every Woman On Your List! Cruise Wear Holiday Clothing Shoes Belts Soy Candles Handbags Scarves Collections in sizes S-2X O My Gauze! Chalet Johari West Maggie B. Peacock Designs Sacred Threads Swancreek Soy Candles Mon.-Sat. 10-8 Sun. 12-6 Market Street Suite 850 4414 SW College Rd., Ocala, FL 352-237-0223 www.talullah.com 0009Z0B 0009Y67 W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. Kogoy P.A.-C 2118 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th Ave. Rd.) 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com was not born on Dec. 25, but it is the thought that counts. Even those who do celebrate Christmas sometime celebrate the wrong thing. People who do not have much money spend themselves poor getting Christmas presents for their family, and then they spend the rest of the year trying to pay off those purchases. That is a nice gesture but that is not the reason for the season. Instead of spending money this year for your family, why not spend a little time with them. That will do more good than something you buy in the store that will be obsolete by the time they open it Christmas morning. Then there are those who take this time of the year to do nothing but party, party, party. By party, I mean getting so inebriated they have no idea what they are doing or saying. Many people will die during the celebration of Christs birth because of some intoxicated driver. This is not the reason for the season. You can always tell the quality of a person by what they celebrate and how they celebrate. Of course, the Holiday Turkeys will accuse me right here of being judgmental. Perhaps they are right. What is wrong with a little bit of being judgmental? Why is it we can be judgmental in every area of our life except those areas that are matters of life and death. My doctor is so judgmental that sometimes I would like to punch him in the nose. What right does he have to tell me that I have something wrong with me? Well, hes the doctor. How many people have shortened their life by not listening to their judgmental doctor? Some alcohol-saturated person will challenge me and say, You have no right telling me what to do. Im going to have a good time. Dont you judge me. Then they get smashed, jump in their car and end up killing some young family coming home from a Christmas party. That certainly is not the reason for the season. The Christmas season is not the season to get so drunk you do not know what you are doing that you hurt other people and it is not the season to spend yourself into the poor house for the next year or so. The Christmas season is the season to celebrate Gods answer to mans incurable dilemma. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV). The answer to all of mans problem is Jesus Christ. The Christmas season is the season to join with family and neighbor and sing of Gods amazing Grace. Go ahead. Deck your halls with Holly but in the midst of it all, give God the glory in the highest. This is the season for our streets to echo with the joyous celebration of Christ coming into this world. Then there are those who object. I have a proposition for all of the Holiday Turkeys who object to me celebrating Christmas or trying to call it something other than what it really is. You do not have to celebrate the Christmas season; just allow me to celebrate it in a way that I see fit. Then, I will not celebrate April 1 or Halloween but will allow you to celebrate your holidays anyway you want to. I think that is fair. It is a two-forone deal I am not sure anybody could ever pass up. Celebrate your holiday, and I will celebrate the Christmas season and wish all my friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road. He and his wife, Martha, live in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 687-4240, or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church Web site is www.whatafellowship.com SNYDERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Betty Jane Smith Eckerdt, 71Betty Jane Smith Eckerdt, 71, of Ocala, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. She was born in Phillips Town, Ala. She has lived in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky and moved to Ocala in 2000. She was an avid golfer and loved volunteering at the VFW. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, son, Everett, and sister, Elizabeth Haskew. She is survived by her husband, Don; daughter, Donna Smith; four sisters, Doris Holt of Ocala, Mary Lawrence of Alabama, Lynda Fields of Alabama, Vonda Longora of Idaho; half-sister, Vinita Elms of California; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of her life at VFW Post 4781 in the first part of January. Florida Cremation Society provided information. OBITUARY Little Theatre is pleased to announce that ticket sale dates are now available for our March play, Sex Please, Were Sixty. Sales will take place in the Orchid Club before bingo on Tuesdays, Jan. 10, Feb. 7 and March 6, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.; during Donut Drop In on Saturdays, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and March 10, from 8 to 10 a.m.; at ORHA meetings Wednesdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and March 14, from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.; during Pancake Breakfast, Saturdays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 25 from 8 to 10 a.m.; before the movies Saturdays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 25 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. In the Palm Grove Club tickets will be sold on Mondays, Jan. 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 13 from 3 to 4 p.m., March 5 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. If you cannot make any of these sale dates please call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908 who will arrange ticket purchases for you. Our premiere dinner theatre presentation is on March 22. Dinner will be catered by Royal Oaks and will feature prime rib of beef, chicken marsala, garlic roasted potatoes, California medley of vegetables, tossed salad, rolls, butter, strawberry cheese shortcake, coffee, tea, and soda. Cost is $30 per person. Cost for seats for our shows on the 23rd through the 25th are $7 for reserved seats and $5 for general admission. On March 22, doors open at 4:45 p.m. with dinner at 5:15 p.m., show at 7 p.m. On the 23rd and 24th doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show is at 7 p.m. On Sunday the 25th doors open at 2:15 p.m. and the show is at 3 p.m. We would like to wish all of our Oak Run friends and neighbors blessings and good will through the holidays. Library Closed Next Two SaturdaysThe library will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, and reopen Monday, Dec. 26. Next week it will be closed Saturday, Dec 31, New Years Eve, and reopen Monday, Jan. 2. Do You Remember? 2009 Cart ParadeTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the 2009 Christmas golf cart parade, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily from Dec. 23 to Dec. 30.ORHA ElectionAnyone needing an absentee ballot for the Oak Run Homeowners Association election should call Ellen Salenger at 352-8614484.Republican ClubThe Oak Run Republican Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, in the Orchid Club. This will be the last meeting before the January Republican primary election. Local Republican politicians who are vying for 2012 election are invited. All Oak Runners are welcome. Coffee and dessert will be served. For information call Denise Leigh at 352861-0559.Black and White BallThe Ambassadors 12th annual Black and White Ball will take place at Palm Grove on Jan. 14 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. and feature the music of The Z Street Duo. Tickets will be on sale Monday, Jan. 2, in the card room from 8 to 10 a.m. and on Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Little Theatre ticket sale dates announced in Oak Run the Orchid Club lobby from 9 to 10 a.m. Cost is $6 per person. Make checks payable to ORHA; no cash, please. Medical TeamThe Medical Team will meet at 3 p.m. at the Island Club on Monday, Jan 9. All Oak Runners with an interest in things medical are invited. Tuesday/Thursday ExerciseEvery Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. a group of fun and energetic women and men meet at Palm Grove to exercise. We laugh, we talk and, yes, we do low impact exercising. On Dec. 13 we had our yearly holiday party with one-half hour of exercise and one-half hour of wishing each other a happy holiday while we enjoyed coffee, tea, and yummy home baked goodies. Mary and Marianne would like to thank everyone for participating throughout the year. We also want to say a big thank you to all of you who organized the party and last but certainly not least a thank you for the very generous gift given to us. We hope to see you very soon on Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at exercise. Dont wait to make a New Years resolution. Start now and do something good for yourself! Oak Run TravelOver Thanksgiving Dick and Elsa Berbig hosted 41 Oak Runners to Branson, Missouri, for a wonderful five-day, four-night trip. The group stayed at the Grand Plaza Hotel which is in the heart of Branson. Thanksgiving dinner was eaten at McFarlainss Restaurant, and it was delicious. The Murphys and the Hanscoms had an interesting table that elevated while they were eating. Everyone at the other tables knew about the table and were watching the reactions. A good laugh was had by all. Eight PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE18 OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler 000A2K8 Crossroads Community Church 8070 SW 60th Ave, Ocala 291-2080 Watch Night Service Pray in the New Year, Dec. 31, starting at 8:30 a.m. Food will be served. Guest speaker Rev. Stephens New Years Day Service Jan. 1, 11 a.m. is beginning of the revival. Continues Jan. 2 to Jan. 4 7 p.m. with Rev. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comToys for children, a party, and travel are the focus of this weeks OTOW Happenings.OTOW Lions ClubBeginning the day after Thanksgiving, residents were asked to contribute toys to needy children. Contributors chose an angel shaped paper from the tree that said, for example, Girl, ages 3-5 and then returned to place a gift under the tree located in the ballroom at the Health and Recreation Building. Toys were picked up at the home of Lion Wendy Phillips on Dec. 17, with a second run required on Dec. 20. Over 300 toys were contributed! They are now being distributed by the Marion County Volunteer Fire Rescue Squad under the leadership of Kim Cromwell, District Captain of the Marion County Volunteer Rescue Squad. Rescue squad member Mike Connally provided the van and the muscle for pickup. Fireman Mike Connelly and Lion Wendy Phillips load van with toys for needy children Helping with toys for needy children PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE16 On Dec. 13, The OTOW Lions Club enjoyed a lovely Christmas party. Members contributed to the contents of a delicious buffet consisting of: turkey; ham; mashed potatoes; yams; green beans; salads; breads; and a host of tasty desserts. Each member brought an unmarked gift, and when a members number was called, he or she chose his or her gift. However, if a participant didnt open his/her gift, an exchange could take place with one already opened, etc. All in all, everyone had a great time!Travel ToppersTravel Toppers new winter brochure is available at OTOW post office locations. Look for the blue box near the newspaper boxes, as well as both levels at the Health & Recreation Building. Please note that the box placed in the library (H&R Building), has been relocated in the library because damage was being done to the holder while placed in the seating area. The holder can be found in the far corner or on a cabinet near the desk. Be certain to pick up a brochure and mark your calendar for the reservation dates of new offerings because some begin as early January 2012. There are still a few seats available for the 25th anniversary show of Les Miserables on Feb. 11 at Tampa. Please call Linda Hein for further information. Additionally, there are a few seats left for Hairspray at the Show Palace on Feb. 4. Call Audrey Mangan if you are interested in attending this show. Travel Toppers wishes each of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a healthy and great New Year and hopes to see you on next years trips! OTOW HAPPENINGS Santa Claus is coming to town, in this van at OTOW. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 All deadlines for next two weeks are one working day earlier than usual 000A2LY 9085 S.W. Highway 200 Ocala, FL 34481 (across from Oak Run) SELF STORAGE A/C and Non-A/C units 24/7 electronic gate access 24 hour video surveillance RV & boat storage 50% Off First 2 Months Must present coupon. Not valid w/any other offer. 352-629-7160 www.ocalastoragedepot.com Family Owned and Operated! 0009WZ3 CALL 888-508-4014 2200 Sta te R oad 200 in Ocala WE SER VICE ALL MAKES AND MODELS HOLIDA Y SERVICE SPECIAL S SER VICE DEP AR TMENT OPEN UNTIL 6:00 PM $ 29 95 OCAL A NISSAN DELUXE SERVICE Includes: Oil & Filter Change Service, Tire Rotation Service, All Fluids T opped Off. PL US: 100 P oint Cour tesy Inspection inc luding: Oil Leak Checks, Brake Condition Checks, Steering Checks, Suspension Checks, Exhaust System Checks, Cooling System Checks, W iper System Checks, Battery Checks, Light Operation Checks, T ire Condition Checks, and a Complimentary Exterior Car W ash ALL FOR ONL Y CALL (352) 622-41 11 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY! Of fer good only with coupon. Coupon expires Dec. 31, 201 1 WINTERIZING SPECIAL Prepare Y our Car for W i nter 27 Point Inspection, Coolant/Antifreeze Change Fluids T opped Of f, T ire Pressures Adjusted, Hose Inspections $ 59 95 CALL (352) 622-41 11 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT T ODAY! Of fer good only with coupon. Coupon expires Dec. 31, 201 1 Was $ 89 95 NOW 0009RZK 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRA C T ABLE G ARA GE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EP AIR 8 Y ears Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www .RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSF ORM Y OUR G ARA GE 00071FV 000A3XH CANADIAN MEDS Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Lipitor 100 ct. $99.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th A ve., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs 0009YSD S A NFOR D A I R P OR T & G A INES V ILLE R E G I O N A L B UYING S CRAP G OLD A NY I TEM A NY C ONDITION 10K, 14K, 18K, 22K, 24K Old W e dding Bands, Class Rings, Broken Chain, Old Gold W atches, White Gold, Unmarked Gold, Industrial Gold, Dental Gold, Old Mountings B UYING P LA TINUM Platinum W ire, 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 IL VER C OINS G OLD C OINS 6333 SW SR200 B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKER Y 854-6622 A T rusted Place to Sell Y our Gold & Silver HIGHEST PRICES P AID Buying All Rolex W atches Bring All W ristwatches For Our Of fer B UYING R OLEX AND W RISTW A TCHES 18K Pr esidential Submariner T wo-T one 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 IL VER T ea Sets, Bowls, Jewelr y, Antique Rounds, Ovals, Emerald, Pears, Marquise, Old Cut Diamonds, Antique Jewelry, Necklaces, Pins, Cocktail Rings, Earrings, Platinum, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies W anted Engagement Rings W e Buy All Resaleable Jewelry 0009Y33 B UYING D IAMONDS 1/4 CT TO 20 CT D IAMONDS W ANTED S h a d e s o f B e a u t y 8 6 1 2 0 0 1 Shades of Beauty 861-2001 Next to S coops Little Joeys Big Lots Owner & Stylist Betty Jo Deana, Diane, Ginger, Janice, Karen, Kathy, Patty, Larry Manicures Spa P edicures Shellac Nails KARENS NAILS KARENS N AILS 816-2457 816-2457 000A392 P rescription Nails T oe Nail S oak & Cut We Wish You & Your Family W e W ish Y ou & Y our F amily a Wonderful Christmas a W onderful Christmas Filled with Many Blessings F illed with Man y Blessings 000A4FM Mon. Sat. 9:30 6:00 7380 SW 60th A ve. Airport Road Directly Behind Jasmine Plaza 854-7 022 Renaissance Room Est. 1993 A CONSIGNMENT SHOP W ishing All Our Friends, Family and Customers Happy Holidays!

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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com 000A4CI Thanks to our members: 2nd Chance Consignment 2nd Time Around Abba Computers Absolute Security ADT ACN Independant Representative Ruel and Maria Milson Action Jackson AFLAC Ins. American Cancer Society Antoines Changes Arbonne International At Your Service BBVA Compass Bank Beef O Brady Boomtown Media Building Blocks of Ocala Pre-School Carlson Insurance Service Central Florida Eye Institute Central Florida Insurance of Marion Oaks Champion Home Health Care, Inc. Chiropractic USA of Jasmine Closetworks of Ocala Coffee News Comfort Keepers Comp Care LLC Countryside Chem Dry Curves Custom Fabric Creations Decorative Designs Deems Kitchen & Bath Showrooms Dr. Harter & Associates Emeritus Senior Living Expert American Home Service Fairbanks Construction Florida Adventures Food & Health Inc Full Line Photography Studio FWH Associates Blue Cross Blue Shield Gem Galleria Jewelers Gladys Cleaning Service, Inc. of Ocala GNG Document Preparation Services Great Clips H&R Block Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Humana InCare DME Jo-Jos Finishing House Kastle Productions Ken Nadeau Kiefer Realty Kruman Services Inc. Krystal Publications Liberty Tax Service Lowes M&S Bank McLeod Financial Group Merchants and Southern Bank aka M & S Bank Morgan Stanley Smith Barney National Cremation Society Neighborhood Storage Center New Approach Financial, Inc. NuTech Hearing, LLC Ocala Eye Ocala Family Physicians Ocala Golf Cart Supercenter Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce Ocalas Good Life Magazine Padgett Business Services Partylite Personal Care Medical Practices, PLLC Phillips Printing Pre Paid Legal Precision Aluminum Premier Medical Center of Ocala Roberts Funeral Home Rotary Club Sandalwood Rehabilitation and Ergonomics, Inc. SAPP Cable Advertising Scentsy Dawn Costa SCORE Scott Cameron State Farm Security First Solutions Shades of Beauty South Marion Citizen Stentiford Construction Services, Inc. Stone Creek Golf Club Suntrust Bank Swan Financial Services Swan Insurance and Tax Service TD Bank Team Beachbody-Missy Ransome The Back Office The Dressing Room The Gene Martin Show The Karniewicz Law Firm The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa The source WOCA FM 96.7 AM 1370 TMCentral Technoligies Verizon Wireless Villages Computer & Repair Visiting Angels W.E. Bishop, Jr., P.A. West Marion Community Hospital Wilco Electric Willits Financial Services, Inc. Support those businesses that lend a helping hand! During 2011 The West Marion Business Association supported these worthy causes: PACE Center for Girls Interfaith with food & clothing drives Alzheimers Association Special Olympics American Cancer Society CASA Alzheimers Dementia Alliance Weve Promoted Our Members and the Business Community . . .and We Helped Our Community . . .and We Grew Our Membership. More than 700 people attended our two Business Expos. Six after hours mixers offered networking opportunities. Hats Socks Gloves FWH & Associates Blue Cross and Blue Shield 7651 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 108 Personal Care Medical 6035 S.W. 54 St., Suite 200 (Right off 60th Ave/Airport Rd.) 2nd Chance Consignment & Curves both in Jasmine Plaza at 6128 S.W. State Rd. 200 Yours Truly 8449 S.W. State Road 200 in Friendship Plaza Your WMBA businesses say Thank You You can drop off your donations at these locations: The West Marion Business Association is having a hat, gloves and socks drive for the needy in our community. The drive runs through the end of the year. Helping Those In Need ...and We Continue Today. Learn more about the WMBA at westmba.com

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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com 000A4CI Thanks to our members: 2nd Chance Consignment 2nd Time Around Abba Computers Absolute Security ADT ACN Independant Representative Ruel and Maria Milson Action Jackson AFLAC Ins. American Cancer Society Antoines Changes Arbonne International At Your Service BBVA Compass Bank Beef O Brady Boomtown Media Building Blocks of Ocala Pre-School Carlson Insurance Service Central Florida Eye Institute Central Florida Insurance of Marion Oaks Champion Home Health Care, Inc. Chiropractic USA of Jasmine Closetworks of Ocala Coffee News Comfort Keepers Comp Care LLC Countryside Chem Dry Curves Custom Fabric Creations Decorative Designs Deems Kitchen & Bath Showrooms Dr. Harter & Associates Emeritus Senior Living Expert American Home Service Fairbanks Construction Florida Adventures Food & Health Inc Full Line Photography Studio FWH Associates Blue Cross Blue Shield Gem Galleria Jewelers Gladys Cleaning Service, Inc. of Ocala GNG Document Preparation Services Great Clips H&R Block Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Humana InCare DME Jo-Jos Finishing House Kastle Productions Ken Nadeau Kiefer Realty Kruman Services Inc. Krystal Publications Liberty Tax Service Lowes M&S Bank McLeod Financial Group Merchants and Southern Bank aka M & S Bank Morgan Stanley Smith Barney National Cremation Society Neighborhood Storage Center New Approach Financial, Inc. NuTech Hearing, LLC Ocala Eye Ocala Family Physicians Ocala Golf Cart Supercenter Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce Ocalas Good Life Magazine Padgett Business Services Partylite Personal Care Medical Practices, PLLC Phillips Printing Pre Paid Legal Precision Aluminum Premier Medical Center of Ocala Roberts Funeral Home Rotary Club Sandalwood Rehabilitation and Ergonomics, Inc. SAPP Cable Advertising Scentsy Dawn Costa SCORE Scott Cameron State Farm Security First Solutions Shades of Beauty South Marion Citizen Stentiford Construction Services, Inc. Stone Creek Golf Club Suntrust Bank Swan Financial Services Swan Insurance and Tax Service TD Bank Team Beachbody-Missy Ransome The Back Office The Dressing Room The Gene Martin Show The Karniewicz Law Firm The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa The source WOCA FM 96.7 AM 1370 TMCentral Technoligies Verizon Wireless Villages Computer & Repair Visiting Angels W.E. Bishop, Jr., P.A. West Marion Community Hospital Wilco Electric Willits Financial Services, Inc. Support those businesses that lend a helping hand! During 2011 The West Marion Business Association supported these worthy causes: PACE Center for Girls Interfaith with food & clothing drives Alzheimers Association Special Olympics American Cancer Society CASA Alzheimers Dementia Alliance Weve Promoted Our Members and the Business Community . . .and We Helped Our Community . . .and We Grew Our Membership. More than 700 people attended our two Business Expos. Six after hours mixers offered networking opportunities. Hats Socks Gloves FWH & Associates Blue Cross and Blue Shield 7651 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 108 Personal Care Medical 6035 S.W. 54 St., Suite 200 (Right off 60th Ave/Airport Rd.) 2nd Chance Consignment & Curves both in Jasmine Plaza at 6128 S.W. State Rd. 200 Yours Truly 8449 S.W. State Road 200 in Friendship Plaza Your WMBA businesses say Thank You You can drop off your donations at these locations: The West Marion Business Association is having a hat, gloves and socks drive for the needy in our community. The drive runs through the end of the year. Helping Those In Need ...and We Continue Today. Learn more about the WMBA at westmba.com

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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comToys for children, a party, and travel are the focus of this weeks OTOW Happenings.OTOW Lions ClubBeginning the day after Thanksgiving, residents were asked to contribute toys to needy children. Contributors chose an angel shaped paper from the tree that said, for example, Girl, ages 3-5 and then returned to place a gift under the tree located in the ballroom at the Health and Recreation Building. Toys were picked up at the home of Lion Wendy Phillips on Dec. 17, with a second run required on Dec. 20. Over 300 toys were contributed! They are now being distributed by the Marion County Volunteer Fire Rescue Squad under the leadership of Kim Cromwell, District Captain of the Marion County Volunteer Rescue Squad. Rescue squad member Mike Connally provided the van and the muscle for pickup. Fireman Mike Connelly and Lion Wendy Phillips load van with toys for needy children Helping with toys for needy children PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE16 On Dec. 13, The OTOW Lions Club enjoyed a lovely Christmas party. Members contributed to the contents of a delicious buffet consisting of: turkey; ham; mashed potatoes; yams; green beans; salads; breads; and a host of tasty desserts. Each member brought an unmarked gift, and when a members number was called, he or she chose his or her gift. However, if a participant didnt open his/her gift, an exchange could take place with one already opened, etc. All in all, everyone had a great time!Travel ToppersTravel Toppers new winter brochure is available at OTOW post office locations. Look for the blue box near the newspaper boxes, as well as both levels at the Health & Recreation Building. Please note that the box placed in the library (H&R Building), has been relocated in the library because damage was being done to the holder while placed in the seating area. The holder can be found in the far corner or on a cabinet near the desk. Be certain to pick up a brochure and mark your calendar for the reservation dates of new offerings because some begin as early January 2012. There are still a few seats available for the 25th anniversary show of Les Miserables on Feb. 11 at Tampa. Please call Linda Hein for further information. Additionally, there are a few seats left for Hairspray at the Show Palace on Feb. 4. Call Audrey Mangan if you are interested in attending this show. Travel Toppers wishes each of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a healthy and great New Year and hopes to see you on next years trips! OTOW HAPPENINGS Santa Claus is coming to town, in this van at OTOW. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 All deadlines for next two weeks are one working day earlier than usual 000A2LY 9085 S.W. Highway 200 Ocala, FL 34481 (across from Oak Run) SELF STORAGE A/C and Non-A/C units 24/7 electronic gate access 24 hour video surveillance RV & boat storage 50% Off First 2 Months Must present coupon. Not valid w/any other offer. 352-629-7160 www.ocalastoragedepot.com Family Owned and Operated! 0009WZ3 CALL 888-508-4014 2200 Sta te R oad 200 in Ocala WE SER VICE ALL MAKES AND MODELS HOLIDA Y SERVICE SPECIAL S SER VICE DEP AR TMENT OPEN UNTIL 6:00 PM $ 29 95 OCAL A NISSAN DELUXE SERVICE Includes: Oil & Filter Change Service, Tire Rotation Service, All Fluids T opped Off. PL US: 100 P oint Cour tesy Inspection inc luding: Oil Leak Checks, Brake Condition Checks, Steering Checks, Suspension Checks, Exhaust System Checks, Cooling System Checks, W iper System Checks, Battery Checks, Light Operation Checks, T ire Condition Checks, and a Complimentary Exterior Car W ash ALL FOR ONL Y CALL (352) 622-41 11 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY! Of fer good only with coupon. Coupon expires Dec. 31, 201 1 WINTERIZING SPECIAL Prepare Y our Car for W i nter 27 Point Inspection, Coolant/Antifreeze Change Fluids T opped Of f, T ire Pressures Adjusted, Hose Inspections $ 59 95 CALL (352) 622-41 11 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT T ODAY! Of fer good only with coupon. Coupon expires Dec. 31, 201 1 Was $ 89 95 NOW 0009RZK 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRA C T ABLE G ARA GE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EP AIR 8 Y ears Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www .RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSF ORM Y OUR G ARA GE 00071FV 000A3XH CANADIAN MEDS Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Lipitor 100 ct. $99.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th A ve., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs 0009YSD S A NFOR D A I R P OR T & G A INES V ILLE R E G I O N A L B UYING S CRAP G OLD A NY I TEM A NY C ONDITION 10K, 14K, 18K, 22K, 24K Old W e dding Bands, Class Rings, Broken Chain, Old Gold W atches, White Gold, Unmarked Gold, Industrial Gold, Dental Gold, Old Mountings B UYING P LA TINUM Platinum W ire, 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 IL VER C OINS G OLD C OINS 6333 SW SR200 B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKER Y 854-6622 A T rusted Place to Sell Y our Gold & Silver HIGHEST PRICES P AID Buying All Rolex W atches Bring All W ristwatches For Our Of fer B UYING R OLEX AND W RISTW A TCHES 18K Pr esidential Submariner T wo-T one 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 IL VER T ea Sets, Bowls, Jewelr y, Antique Rounds, Ovals, Emerald, Pears, Marquise, Old Cut Diamonds, Antique Jewelry, Necklaces, Pins, Cocktail Rings, Earrings, Platinum, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies W anted Engagement Rings W e Buy All Resaleable Jewelry 0009Y33 B UYING D IAMONDS 1/4 CT TO 20 CT D IAMONDS W ANTED S h a d e s o f B e a u t y 8 6 1 2 0 0 1 Shades of Beauty 861-2001 Next to S coops Little Joeys Big Lots Owner & Stylist Betty Jo Deana, Diane, Ginger, Janice, Karen, Kathy, Patty, Larry Manicures Spa P edicures Shellac Nails KARENS NAILS KARENS N AILS 816-2457 816-2457 000A392 P rescription Nails T oe Nail S oak & Cut We Wish You & Your Family W e W ish Y ou & Y our F amily a Wonderful Christmas a W onderful Christmas Filled with Many Blessings F illed with Man y Blessings 000A4FM Mon. Sat. 9:30 6:00 7380 SW 60th A ve. Airport Road Directly Behind Jasmine Plaza 854-7 022 Renaissance Room Est. 1993 A CONSIGNMENT SHOP W ishing All Our Friends, Family and Customers Happy Holidays!

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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com was not born on Dec. 25, but it is the thought that counts. Even those who do celebrate Christmas sometime celebrate the wrong thing. People who do not have much money spend themselves poor getting Christmas presents for their family, and then they spend the rest of the year trying to pay off those purchases. That is a nice gesture but that is not the reason for the season. Instead of spending money this year for your family, why not spend a little time with them. That will do more good than something you buy in the store that will be obsolete by the time they open it Christmas morning. Then there are those who take this time of the year to do nothing but party, party, party. By party, I mean getting so inebriated they have no idea what they are doing or saying. Many people will die during the celebration of Christs birth because of some intoxicated driver. This is not the reason for the season. You can always tell the quality of a person by what they celebrate and how they celebrate. Of course, the Holiday Turkeys will accuse me right here of being judgmental. Perhaps they are right. What is wrong with a little bit of being judgmental? Why is it we can be judgmental in every area of our life except those areas that are matters of life and death. My doctor is so judgmental that sometimes I would like to punch him in the nose. What right does he have to tell me that I have something wrong with me? Well, hes the doctor. How many people have shortened their life by not listening to their judgmental doctor? Some alcohol-saturated person will challenge me and say, You have no right telling me what to do. Im going to have a good time. Dont you judge me. Then they get smashed, jump in their car and end up killing some young family coming home from a Christmas party. That certainly is not the reason for the season. The Christmas season is not the season to get so drunk you do not know what you are doing that you hurt other people and it is not the season to spend yourself into the poor house for the next year or so. The Christmas season is the season to celebrate Gods answer to mans incurable dilemma. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV). The answer to all of mans problem is Jesus Christ. The Christmas season is the season to join with family and neighbor and sing of Gods amazing Grace. Go ahead. Deck your halls with Holly but in the midst of it all, give God the glory in the highest. This is the season for our streets to echo with the joyous celebration of Christ coming into this world. Then there are those who object. I have a proposition for all of the Holiday Turkeys who object to me celebrating Christmas or trying to call it something other than what it really is. You do not have to celebrate the Christmas season; just allow me to celebrate it in a way that I see fit. Then, I will not celebrate April 1 or Halloween but will allow you to celebrate your holidays anyway you want to. I think that is fair. It is a two-forone deal I am not sure anybody could ever pass up. Celebrate your holiday, and I will celebrate the Christmas season and wish all my friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road. He and his wife, Martha, live in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 687-4240, or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church Web site is www.whatafellowship.com SNYDERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Betty Jane Smith Eckerdt, 71Betty Jane Smith Eckerdt, 71, of Ocala, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. She was born in Phillips Town, Ala. She has lived in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky and moved to Ocala in 2000. She was an avid golfer and loved volunteering at the VFW. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, son, Everett, and sister, Elizabeth Haskew. She is survived by her husband, Don; daughter, Donna Smith; four sisters, Doris Holt of Ocala, Mary Lawrence of Alabama, Lynda Fields of Alabama, Vonda Longora of Idaho; half-sister, Vinita Elms of California; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of her life at VFW Post 4781 in the first part of January. Florida Cremation Society provided information. OBITUARY Little Theatre is pleased to announce that ticket sale dates are now available for our March play, Sex Please, Were Sixty. Sales will take place in the Orchid Club before bingo on Tuesdays, Jan. 10, Feb. 7 and March 6, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.; during Donut Drop In on Saturdays, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and March 10, from 8 to 10 a.m.; at ORHA meetings Wednesdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and March 14, from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.; during Pancake Breakfast, Saturdays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 25 from 8 to 10 a.m.; before the movies Saturdays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 25 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. In the Palm Grove Club tickets will be sold on Mondays, Jan. 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 13 from 3 to 4 p.m., March 5 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. If you cannot make any of these sale dates please call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908 who will arrange ticket purchases for you. Our premiere dinner theatre presentation is on March 22. Dinner will be catered by Royal Oaks and will feature prime rib of beef, chicken marsala, garlic roasted potatoes, California medley of vegetables, tossed salad, rolls, butter, strawberry cheese shortcake, coffee, tea, and soda. Cost is $30 per person. Cost for seats for our shows on the 23rd through the 25th are $7 for reserved seats and $5 for general admission. On March 22, doors open at 4:45 p.m. with dinner at 5:15 p.m., show at 7 p.m. On the 23rd and 24th doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show is at 7 p.m. On Sunday the 25th doors open at 2:15 p.m. and the show is at 3 p.m. We would like to wish all of our Oak Run friends and neighbors blessings and good will through the holidays. Library Closed Next Two SaturdaysThe library will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, and reopen Monday, Dec. 26. Next week it will be closed Saturday, Dec 31, New Years Eve, and reopen Monday, Jan. 2. Do You Remember? 2009 Cart ParadeTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the 2009 Christmas golf cart parade, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily from Dec. 23 to Dec. 30.ORHA ElectionAnyone needing an absentee ballot for the Oak Run Homeowners Association election should call Ellen Salenger at 352-8614484.Republican ClubThe Oak Run Republican Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, in the Orchid Club. This will be the last meeting before the January Republican primary election. Local Republican politicians who are vying for 2012 election are invited. All Oak Runners are welcome. Coffee and dessert will be served. For information call Denise Leigh at 352861-0559.Black and White BallThe Ambassadors 12th annual Black and White Ball will take place at Palm Grove on Jan. 14 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. and feature the music of The Z Street Duo. Tickets will be on sale Monday, Jan. 2, in the card room from 8 to 10 a.m. and on Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Little Theatre ticket sale dates announced in Oak Run the Orchid Club lobby from 9 to 10 a.m. Cost is $6 per person. Make checks payable to ORHA; no cash, please. Medical TeamThe Medical Team will meet at 3 p.m. at the Island Club on Monday, Jan 9. All Oak Runners with an interest in things medical are invited. Tuesday/Thursday ExerciseEvery Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. a group of fun and energetic women and men meet at Palm Grove to exercise. We laugh, we talk and, yes, we do low impact exercising. On Dec. 13 we had our yearly holiday party with one-half hour of exercise and one-half hour of wishing each other a happy holiday while we enjoyed coffee, tea, and yummy home baked goodies. Mary and Marianne would like to thank everyone for participating throughout the year. We also want to say a big thank you to all of you who organized the party and last but certainly not least a thank you for the very generous gift given to us. We hope to see you very soon on Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at exercise. Dont wait to make a New Years resolution. Start now and do something good for yourself! Oak Run TravelOver Thanksgiving Dick and Elsa Berbig hosted 41 Oak Runners to Branson, Missouri, for a wonderful five-day, four-night trip. The group stayed at the Grand Plaza Hotel which is in the heart of Branson. Thanksgiving dinner was eaten at McFarlainss Restaurant, and it was delicious. The Murphys and the Hanscoms had an interesting table that elevated while they were eating. Everyone at the other tables knew about the table and were watching the reactions. A good laugh was had by all. Eight PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE18 OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler 000A2K8 Crossroads Community Church 8070 SW 60th Ave, Ocala 291-2080 Watch Night Service Pray in the New Year, Dec. 31, starting at 8:30 a.m. Food will be served. Guest speaker Rev. Stephens New Years Day Service Jan. 1, 11 a.m. is beginning of the revival. Continues Jan. 2 to Jan. 4 7 p.m. with Rev. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Temple Beth ShalomThe community is cordially invited to attend a special Chanukah Celebration, led by Rabbi Zeev Harari of Temple Beth Shalom of Ocala. This will take place on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Collins Resource Center, located in Suite 300-303 of TimberRidge Medical complex on State Road 200. Rabbi Harari will share his music, his stories and some interesting facts about Chanukah. Potato Latkes and other refreshments will be served. Rabbi Harari looks forward to greeting you. For more information call 352-629-3587. Christmas Eve Service at UCCJoin us on Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m. for our beautiful and moving Christmas Eve Service. The choir will sing and members of the congregation will form The Christmas Cross for the lighting ceremony. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Phone number is 352-237-3035.Reflections Church Reflections Church, which meets at the Citrus Springs Community Center, will have a Christmas Eve worship service on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. There will be no worship service on Sunday, Christmas Day. New Years Day worship service will be at the usual 10:15 a.m. time on Sunday, Jan. 1. RELIGION Although I may look a little stodgy on the outside with a few gray hairs blossoming on the top, I still know how to celebrate, and this is the time of the year to do that sort of thing. I love a good Christmas celebration. For the last few years, I have never had to check my calendar to know when it is time to celebrate the Christmas season. It seems that the Thanksgiving Christmas time: Merry is as merry celebrates OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder turkey always gives rise to what I shall refer to as the Holiday Turkey. No sooner is my Thanksgiving turkey resting snugly inside of me when the Holiday Turkeys begin their assault on Christmas. Do not let this get out, but I love it. Some people are quite offended when these Holiday Turkeys begin their assault on Christmas. I would be insulted if they did not. I expect them to attack anything to do with Christmas. It just goes to show that the Christmas story has not lost its offense. Those of us who celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ embrace this time of the year with a great deal of joy and praise. After all, we are celebrating the fact that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. What better message to celebrate at this time of year when most people are having a difficult time. Dont get me wrong here. I believe in celebrating Jesus Christ every day. There is something special about setting aside one day out of the year to recognize his birth. I do not worship the manger nor do I venerate the three wise men. I do, however, appreciate the fact that Jesus Christ came into this world and it certainly is my privilege once a year to celebrate His birthday. I know He PLEASESEESNYDER, PAGE12 shows were seen and included the Shoji Tabuchi Christmas Show, Hollywoods Christmas Spectacular (where this picture was taken), Kirby Vanburch Magic Show, John Denver Tribute, Twelve Irish Tenors, Clay Coopers Country Music Show, Cassandre and the Branson Bell Dinner and cruise! Next April Oak Run Travel is planning a trip to Washington, D.C., and a second bus has been added due to the demand. If you are interested in going on this trip call Jack and Eleanor Foggan to get the details and to sign up for the trip. Neighborhoods One and Five PartyThank you all for attending the best Christmas party that was put together for Neighborhoods One and Five. There were about 110 attendees for a catered dinner by Carla, which was outstandingly delicious. We had entertainment by Joy and her Good Time Cloggers and special music by Harry and Lorna Chambers. We all had a great time, good food, nine 50/50 winners of $10 each, many gifts that were donated and a special wind chime that was made by Jerry Spitzack. Thanks to all who set up and cleaned up. Blessings and Merry Christmas.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday Dec. 6, we had our annual Christmas tournament and luncheon. The team game was Two Best Ball. The 1st place team was Roseann Lavacca, Bea Terry, Gayle Feeman and Leslie Rizzo; 2nd place Elsa Berbig, Jan Tennant, Gigi Bagg and Ginger Drake; 3rd place Pat Blackburn, Lynn Houghton, Joanne Morris and a blind. The luncheon after golf, catered by Royal Oaks, was delicious! On Tuesday, Dec. 13, we played Individual Low Net. The winners were: First Flight 1st place Pat Blackburn, 2nd place Diana Galla, 3rd place tie Roseann Lavacca and Sylvia Zappia; Second Flight 1st place Joanne Ellis, 2nd place Janet Tully, 3rd place Barb Scozzafava; Third Flight 1st place Ginger Drake, 2nd place Inge Szabo, 3rd place Mary Kay Frandsen. Joanne Ellis was Closest to the Pin. Everyone is busy with Christmas preparations so golf is a welcome diversion!! Our league wishes everyone a wonderful Christmas season and a healthy, happy 2012. We also thank Lorie Wilkes and Sue and Art Wile for making Royal Oaks the great club that it is.Royal Oaks Lady NinersDec. 8 the Lady Niners invited their spouse/ friends to play in the Nutcracker Scramble. Golf was followed by cocktails and appetizers in the Members Room, then dinner in the dining room. It was a very festive occasion and everyone had a good time. Thanks go to everyone involved in making this happen! Dec. 15 was our year-end scramble, meeting and luncheon. The winning team was Rae Stover, Jeannie Konicki, Ilene Simnowitz and B.J. Lassiter. Second place went to the team of Elsa Berbig, Judie Okonek, Vange Bell and Vicki Ellin. The team of Phyllis Oldfield, Bette Johnson and Diana Schmidt were third. Rae Stover won the closest to the pin contest. Elsa Berbig made a chip-in on the 2nd hole, and Brenda Raider made a chip-in on the 4th hole. Congratulations to all. During the meeting, the election of officers for 2012 was held. They are: Co-Presidents: Eleanor Cerlenko and Cindy Kocher Vice-President: Ilene Simnowitz Secretary: Salita Timmermeyer Treasurer: Patty Waddell Our appreciation goes to Diana Schmidt for her two years as co-president and to Joan Scholl for her two years as secretary. The luncheon was very festive with beautifully decorated table by Sally Crass, with favors by Ilene Simnowitz. For dessert, we enjoyed cookies that everyone brought for a cookie exchange. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and safe New Year! Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn Dec. 9, following our December Ender Tournament, we had the annual OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 The folks on the trip to Branson. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE19 000A4V1 Great Gifts For Every Woman On Your List! Cruise Wear Holiday Clothing Shoes Belts Soy Candles Handbags Scarves Collections in sizes S-2X O My Gauze! Chalet Johari West Maggie B. Peacock Designs Sacred Threads Swancreek Soy Candles Mon.-Sat. 10-8 Sun. 12-6 Market Street Suite 850 4414 SW College Rd., Ocala, FL 352-237-0223 www.talullah.com 0009Z0B 0009Y67 W i s d o Family Medicine Wisdo is Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! (352) 622-9007 Call Today For Appointment Providing Comprehensive Healthcare For The Entire Family Monday Friday 8 A M 5 P M Christine A. Kogoy P.A.-C 2118 SW 20th PL Suite 102, Ocala 34471 (Off of SW 19th Ave. Rd.) 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State Road 200, Suite 108 Personal Care Medical 6035 S.W. 54 St., Suite 200 (Right off 60th Ave/Airport Rd.) 2nd Chance Consignment & Curves both in Jasmine Plaza at 6128 S.W. State Rd. 200 Yours Truly 8449 S.W. State Road 200 in Friendship Plaza 000A357 NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! ACCEPTING MEDICAID INCLUDING CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS Now Open on Fridays 0009TVO T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 Tee Pee Tire Lube-Oil-Filter Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts & Hoses Must present coupon. Not valid w/any other offer. Expires 12/30/11 FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change Up to 5 qts. oil. 10-W-30 or 15-W-40 $ 21 95 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. Pine Ave. 622-0075 $ 10 00 OFF 4 Wheel Alignment Shims & Parts Extra Call for appointment Must present coupon. Offer good at St. Rd. 200 location only. 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Joy Lutheran ChurchChristmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, will be celebrated at two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. The Rev. Edward Holloway Jr., Senior Pastor, will preside and preach the Christmas message. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, worship service will be at 10 a.m. New Years Day, in honor of the Naming of Jesus, will be celebrated at one service on Sunday, Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. The Joy Vocal and Bell Choirs will perform and Senior Pastor, Edward Holloway, Jr. will preach the New Year message. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information, call 352854-4509 ext 221.Maranatha Baptist ChurchThe Maranatha Baptist Church Choir will present a musical The Promised Hope under the direction of Joyce Warner, and co-directors, Shirley Roberts and Mary Walker, on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 10:45 a.m. All are invited to come and celebrate this special time of year with us. Continuing children programs: 1. The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is ongoing and always open to young people from ages 3 to 18. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Church. 2. The childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) invites all children from 1st grade through 12th grade to participate. Ms. Pat Haas is the director and will welcome the children and show them how enjoyable it is to be part of the J.A.M. choir. Practice is from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday evening at the Church. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. You may call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church.College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to a join us for a Communion Service on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24. There will be two services one at 4 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. College Road Baptist Church is at 5010 S.W. College Road (State Road 200), 1.7 miles west of I-75. For more information, call 352-237-5741. Congregation Beth IsraelCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Chanukah party on December 25, 2011 at 4pm at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, Building 300 in Ocala. The event will celebrate the Festival of Lights with the traditional lighting of the Chanukah candles, followed by singing, games and a festive meal featuring roast brisket of beef and potato latkes, (pancakes) vegetable and an array of desserts. The cost is $18. Please RSVP to Estelle (352-861-2542) to make a reservation. Congregation Beth Israel is the only Reconstructionist Jewish community in the 200 corridor and welcomes all to come and experience the joy and warmth of this festival with the Beth Israel community. Congregation Beth Israel is under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. It is a liberal, inclusive, progressive community. For further information, visit our website: wwwbethisraelocala.org or contact Judi at 352-237-8277.Ocala West Church of the NazareneThe Ocala West Church of the Nazarene Sunday School Presents: The Birth of Jesus Christ Christmas Play on Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. The church is at 8554 S.W. 60th Ave.. Phone is 352-861-0755. Rev. Curt Dowling is the pastor. Tiffany Coburn will be featured in concert on Dec. 25 at 10:30 a.m. Tiffany sings with the Liberty Singers at Walt Disneys Epcot. Her professionalism and spirit is something you will want to see. More on Page 11Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com RELIGION Closest to the Pin Shootout. All of the members who were closest to a pin in the Friday games were given one shot for each of their successes. There were two white flights and two senior flights. The winner in the first white flight was Ron Catapano, who put his shot 5 7 from the hole. In second with a shot of 6 was Hal Loomis. The second white flight winner was Vince Connolly with a shot 15 from the hole. Second with a shot 33 was Bruce Stover. The first senior flight winner destroyed all the hopes of his competitors. Chuck Engel put his shot in the hole for a hole in one! You could hear the air go out of all the other contestants. In second with a shot 6 from the hole was Don Aubrey. The second senior flight winner with a shot of 3 was Mike Madill, followed by Steve Szabo with a shot 5 from the hole. Congratulations to all for their fine efforts, and especially to Chuck. On Dec. 16 we had our usual Friday game with all scores counting on the par 3s, three scores counting on the par 4s, and two scores on the par 5s. The winners with a score of 189 were Allen Millett, Bob Albright, Gene Topp, and Joe Paller. In second with a score of 191 were Dale Wurzburger, Bill Start, Bill Ellin, and Duke Slayton, Third went to the team of Ron Tennant, Frank Kelley, Fred West, and Paul Valois with a score of 193. Closest to the pin were Dick Feltenberger, Mark Best, Steve Szabo, and Don Aubrey. Remember, get your ROMGA dues in before the start of the new year, as we have some good tournaments scheduled, and of course the Friday games. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.Carol Anns Corner Friends and I who attended the Pancake Breakfast on Dec. 17 want to thank the volunteers who made possible the lovely breakfast!! Too often we forget to thank the many volunteers who make the many activities we enjoy in Oak Run. Thank you, thank you, thank you.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. Typed copy or hard copy photos can be placed in Carols cubby across the street from her house but should be submitted earlier as they take longer to process. The names of the people in all photos must be included. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Moose Lodge activitiesFriday, Dec. 23: Baked or fried fish / shrimp starting at 5 p.m., karaoke by The Carriers. Saturday, Dec. 24: Show Me the Money at 2 p.m., Queen of Hearts at 5 p.m. Bring a dish. Sunday, Dec. 25: Merry Christmas. Monday, Dec. 26: Shuffleboard at 12:30 p.m. Mens meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27: Sausage with peppers and onions at 5 p.m. followed by karaoke entertainment. Wednesday, Dec. 28: open to the public bingo with lunch available starting at 1 p.m.For members and qualified signed-in guests only. Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Your Pet for Your Pet Tour our unique Tour our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com www.palmettokennels.com 0009XJI Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting 0009XZF $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! Flowers $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Those were times of cruel child labor, when many orphans lived in the streets. After their release from prison, the Dickens family lived for a time in a boarding house in Camden Town, the fictional site of the Cratchit household. The Dickenses were eventually evicted again from their meager quarters because they were unable to keep up with the rent. Dickens suffered some lifelong bitterness about his sense of being abandoned in childhood. Nonetheless, from time to time after he became a successful author, he provided financial support to his family members. The spiritual message of A Christmas Carol is Scrooges delight at just being alive on Christmas morning, in appreciation for which he sent a goose to the Cratchits and accepted dinner with his loving nephew Fred. His redemption was evidenced thereafter as a respected and beloved citizen. Dickens real-life contribution to the holy day is remembrance of him as the writer who renewed a spirit of Christmas during terrible times for the working poor and many who lived and died without a job and without hope. Fortunate are we who live in a time when no one is imprisoned for being poor. Merry Christmas to all. FLYNNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Payroll tax cutThe payroll tax cut sounds like a wonderful way to help working people earn approximately $1,000 per year per worker to offset their living expenses. How many wage earners realize that this is money that should be going into the Social Security trust fund to pay for their future benefits? Year after year we hear that Social Security is in deep financial trouble unless it receives more income or pays out smaller benefits per worker. How can this administration be in favor of the payroll tax cut when it keeps money from shoring up and helping Social Security remain solvent? I generally support the Democrats on most issues because they try to help working people take care of their families. I look at this payroll tax cut program as paying working people their Social Security while they are still working and in the near future cutting benefits for those that need Social Security to survive. Jerry Segovis OTOW LETTER TO THE EDITOR RELIGION Countryside Presbyterian Church Christmas Eve Candlelight, carol and communion service at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24. Traditional Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec 25 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala with Pastor Gary Marshall officiating. For further information, please call 352-237-4633Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Candelight Communion Service, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25: Christmas morning Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Episcopal Church of the AdventHere are the following dates and services for Christmas and New Years Day: Christmas Services: Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. Family Service Holy Eucharist Christmas Eve: 10 p.m. Solemn High Candlelight Mass Christmas Day: 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist New Years Day Sunday Services: 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Church of the Advent is at 11251 S.W. Hwy. 484 (1.2 Miles west of State Road 200, Ocala) Office number is 352-465-7272. Please call for further information.Our Redeemer LutheranChristmas Eve Service is on Dec. 24 at 4 and 7 p.m. Christmas Day, Dec. 25, one service at 10 a.m. New Years Day, one service at 10 a.m. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is at 5200 S.W. State Road 200. Everyone is invited to come and worship with us. For more information please call 352-237-2233.St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Dec. 25. Every second Sunday, following the Mass, Dr. Myriame Vastey, a family practice physician, presents a program on the prevention of cholesterol, diabetes, etc. These meetings are open to all parishioners. The Spanish Posada celebration will take place every evening at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 through Dec. 23. A Mass will be celebrated only on Dec. 23. Christmas Masses start on Dec. 24 with the Childrens Mass at 4 p.m. At 9:30 p.m. the Choirs will present a Christmas music program. Following is a Mass at 10 p.m. This is a new Christmas Eve schedule replacing the Midnight Mass. On Christmas day there are two Masses. The first is at 9 a.m. in English with a Spanish Mass at 11 a.m.College Park ChurchCollege Park Church, 3140 S.W. 26th St., across from CF, will host a Carols, Candles & Communion Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. A hot wassail and cookies reception will follow. The church will hold a traditional worship service on Christmas Day, Dec. 25 at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 352-237-2247.Bethesda Church As the season of blessing approaches to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior we invite you to join us for a Christmas Eve dinner celebration and worship extravaganza. The evening will include live music, dancing, drama and great food for all. There is no charge, just come and celebrate with us because Jesus is the reason for this Joyous season. It will be Saturday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. More religion on Page 10 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 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 Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent 0009WYI adventepiscopal.net 0009CQ2 First Congregational United Church of Christ F irs t Congr eg a tional United Chur ch of Chris t A Pr ogr essiv e Community of F aith in the Hear t of Centr al Florida An Open and Af f ir ming Church Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Study 12:00 Noon 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 0009JFO 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 T emple Beth Shalom of Ocala Reservations for FREE bus 873-3995 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 0009E2I 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 0009HTA W e dnesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 0009W2W 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 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 A ve. Ocala, FL 0009HW2 Bible Studies W e dnesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith 0009CI0 7768 SW Hwy 200 (352) 237-4633 www .cpcocala.or g W elcome to Countr yside Presbyterian Chur ch (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday W orship 10:30 am T uesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Nurser y A vailable Pastor Gar y O. Marshall Y our Spiritual Home Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles W e st of I-75 W o rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 0009HUU Conservative Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10 AM ongoing series on the Life of Jesus Christ Community Church 0009LQL 861-7716 Harley Towler, Pastor Graduate of Moody Bible Institute Located one mile west of State Road 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Thomas Markham, Pastor Phone: 352-237-6950 EVER YONE WELCOME CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY SER VICES 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. W ednesday 7:00 p.m. 0009HCI 000A3PK W estleyan-Holiness tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods W ord to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Children s Bible Quizzing 6:00 P M. W e dnesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www .ocalawestnaz.org 000A32B 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 Chur ch Location: 294 Marion Oaks Lane Ocala, FL 34473 352.566.7586 Call and visit our website www.bethesda.worship.center.org W e W ant Y ou Here W ith Us! So come let s grow 2gether 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. Y outh Alive 7p.m. Randall Br own Pastor Friendship B aptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 0009HPG 0009CHR 352-861-6182 www .ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 00099C4 0009ENS 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undament al Dr Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery pr ovided for all services Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embar qmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 0009CHY Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 711193 Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best Despite my disdain for fairy tales and fictional happy endings, I was taken by Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol from first reading. I was captured again by the 1951 best ever movie rendition of the story, starring Alistair Sim. The seasonal life story of Ebenezer Scrooge is about an emotionally neglected childhood, a relentless rise to success as a money lender, and a lonely life of humbug after his only friend and partner, Jacob Marley, had passed away. The name Scrooge is a contraction of the uncomplimentary words screw and gouge. The storys mission of Marleys first ghost is to cause Scrooge to acknowledge his lifelong loneliness. The woman he loved turned away from him because of his greed. And his dear sister Fan died in childbirth. Marleys second ghost, the spirit of the present, intends to shake Scrooges conscience by revealing the home life of his under-paid clerk Bob Cratchit and his children. Despite their poverty and the declining health of their lame son, TinyTim, the Cratchits emit humble joy over the Christmas season. The final ghost, of Christmas yet to come, does not speak. Instead he depicts for Scrooge the sadness which the Cratchit family will experience on the passing of Tiny Tim, and by contrast shows Scrooge the lonely and unmourned death which he will suffer for his sins. When he wrote his little Christmas book, Dickens was deep in debt, and his inspiration was undoubtedly his own childhood. He was one of eight children, whose father was a poorly paid clerk like Bob Cratchit. Father and all eight children went to debtors prison when Dickens was 12. Dickens was allowed out to work in a shoe blacking factory to help feed his family in prison. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, December 23, 2011 So now the feds want to take away my right to use my cell phone in my car, including a hands-free device. Talk about government intrusion into something that is none of their business. Ill concede that sometimes talking on a cell phone that is not hands-free can be distracting. And I dont believe anyone should be texting or checking email while driving. The only things that should be allowed are by voice. But trying to ban a hands-free device is completely out of line. What about companies such as Onstar, who provide you with a voice phone with your service in your car? Are they going to force this company to take out this factory-installed feature? But if theyre going to ban use of cell phones by the hands, what about other things? Heres a list of things Ive seen people doing on the roads. Eating a sandwich with one hand and holding a drink in another, while trying to drive at the same time. Is the government going to ban all eating in cars by the driver? Trying to change a CD in the CD player while driving down the road. Are we going to ban all CD players in cars? Are you only going to be allowed to listen to whatever CD is in your player over and over (some of us cant afford to have fancy CD changers in the car). Trying to change the radio station in the car. Same as CDs. Are we going to force people to listen to the same radio station all the time, changing it only when they stop? Might be OK locally but what about the Interstate where you may not stop for a couple of hours and the radio station goes out of range. (People do still listen to radio stations, dont they?) Trying to read a GPS as they drive down the road. Can you imagine if everyone had to suddenly stop to look up directions on their GPS? Wed probably have a bunch of rear-end collisions. So the feds and the state need to think this over carefully. Ban texting Im all for that. But technology is moving a lot faster than our state legislators and federal officials. They need to let the market play out and see what people will be using in the future. Time for me to put an end to this column. Im almost at the office and Ive been typing it on my laptop as I drive along State Road 200. Dont worry, just kidding. Ive actually been listening to a Christmas CD over, and over, and over Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at editor@smcitizen.com or at 352-854-3986. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: 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. In September 1897, Francis Pharcellus Church, a former Civil War correspondent and editor at the New York Sun, received a letter from the then 8-year-old Virginia OHanlon. In her letter, young Virginia wrote:Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, If you see it in the Sun, its so. Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? Virginia OHanlon 115 West Ninety-Fifth StreetVirginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except what they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be mens or childrens, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but thats no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You may tear apart the babys rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Yes, Virginia They want to change my cell habits Jim Flynn Columnist The redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED PLEASESEEFLYNN, PAGE9 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Please remember, office closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. All deadlines one business day earlier DONT FORGET TO ORDER YOUR PARTY TRAYS 2775 NW 49th Avenue Ocala Shops at Foxwood 352-368-7662 Fax 352-622-5318 Mon.-Thurs. 11-9 Fri.-Sat. 11-10 Sun. 12-8 000A3XL ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT Prime Rib & 2 Sides $ 14 00 SATURDAY 2 FOR $22.00 Lobster & 2 Sides FRIDAY $ 11 95 1 LB. $ 16 95 1 1 2 LB. Pizza Pasta Steak Subs Salads Wings 1 1 100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. 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At the Dec. 6 Homeowner Forum, Mary Ann Hall was recognized for her dedication to the Marion Landing Community. Mary Ann has lived in Marion Landing for almost 19 years and, according to Board Secretary Connie Rowe, has not let them go to waste. Since moving here from South Florida, Mary Ann has been a very active as an editor of The Communicator, is a member of the Sunshine Committee, and has participated in a number of Little Theatre productions and Marion Landing variety shows. Mary Ann is also a Hospice volunteer, coordinates the communitys monthly collection of food for Interfaith and helps with our Annual Food Drive. In her spare time, she has found time to write and published a novel. Connie presented Mary Ann with the framed certificate, and said, We are proud to present the Volunteer Recognition award to Mary Ann Hall. Mary Anns engraved plaque will join the more than 141 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center.Holiday decorating contestJudging for the annual Marion Landing Holiday Outdoor Decorating Contest continues through Dec. 30. All Marion Landing homes that are decorated will be included; and remember, its important to make sure your decorations can be seen in the day as well as evening. Certificates and cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners, so be sure to attend the Jan. 3 Homeowner Forum when the winners will be announced. Good luck, and happy decorating.New Years Eve danceLast chance to get your tickets for the New Years Eve Dance. Sharon and Ken Talbert, dance organizers, invite you to spend New Years Eve at Marion Landings Silver Palace from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. to welcome in the New Year. Singles are most welcome; you dont have to be a couple to enjoy the celebration, said Sharon. Music from the 50s, 60s, and more recent times will be provided by Times of Your Life Entertainment D.J. A list of favorites is posted on the Activity Wall, and youre more than welcome to request your special song. The D.J. will be happy to play your requests for your dancing or listening pleasure. Be sure to bring an appetizer to share for the hors doeuvre table, as well as a beverage and snacks for your table. Hats and noise makers, ice and cups will be furnished for you. Dressy or business casual attire is requested. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Tuesday morning Socials or in the Activities Office during ticket hoursbut theyre limited to 125, so get yours soon if you want to share in the festivities.Free seminarOn Thursday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m., Ms. Laura Sams from Great American Insurance & Finance Co. will present an informational seminar to Marion Landing residents on under-Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Stone. I am grateful for the support of the commission, staff and concerned citizens for their input. District Four Commissioner Carl Zalak, III discussed the impact of the agreement on citizen disposal fees and overall solid waste costs. This agreement will allow us to be good stewards of our tax dollars and keep residential disposal fees low, Zalak said. It will save us, at a bare minimum, $60 million in solid waste costs. The county also has a number of security provisions in the contract if any problems should occur with the companys performance of the agreement. For example, there are safeguards built into the contract that would enable Marion County to take over operation of the landfill should A.C.M.S. default in its obligations. A.C.M.S. anticipates beginning construction for the landfill in January 2012. Construction is expected to last for approximately one year, after which the county would be able to use the site for disposal. WASTECONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Tournament sites include: Stone Creek, Ocala; RedTail, Sorrento; Juliette Falls, Dunnellon; Timacuan, Lake Mary; Black Bear, Eustis; Country Club of Ocala; Mission Inn, Howey-in-theHills; Golden Hills, Ocala; Alaqua, Longwood; Eagle Dunes, Sorrento; Black Diamond, Lecanto; Southern Hills, Brooksville; Harbor Hills, Lady Lake; and, World Woods, Homosassa Springs. The tournaments at Mission Inn and World Woods are major 2-day, 36-hole tournaments that award double points and prizes. This often affects the standings in each flight since the top ten points leaders in each flight are invited to the National Championship held in November. Tournament format is gross stroke play, with USGA rules in effect. A software program tracks each players handicap to ensure participants are placed in their proper flight. Once you begin playing on Tour, the integrity of each flight is kept and many players are moved up in flights during the season. A Skins game is also available. Players are truly treated like pros, says local Tour Director Jim Castello, This Tour gives competitive golfers the opportunity to test their skills on some of the finest courses in the area with some of the areas finest players. Tour President Dennis McCormac, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., heads-up the 13-year old Tour in 12 markets across the country. A Tour member in North Central Florida can play in any Senior Amateur Golf Tour event in any of our other Tour cities and a percentage of their points accumulate in their home Tour, said McCormac, emphasizing that this is a huge benefit for those who travel, especially those who Winter in Florida and Summer in the North. Tour membership fee is $85 and includes a tour gift pack, plus reduced rates on Tournament practice rounds. Entry fees vary with each event, and include cart, green fees, range balls and prizes. Golfers can check the Tour Manual, schedule, and sign up and pay by credit card at www.senioramateurgolftour.net. For more information contact Tour Director: Jim Castello, 352-446-3446; or, email at ncflorida@amateurgolftour.net. GOLFCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 for elimination of the IRS. He said that the EPA should be housed in an office no bigger than this room. The meeting was held in Berean Baptist Church in southwest Ocala. He also added that the Department of Education ought to be gone. He was asked about term limits and joked that some politicians should be limited to two terms, one in office and one in prison. He said he favored term limits for the House and Senate. We send the biggest idiots to Washington. He also said, I want about half the Republicans thrown out and I want all the Democrats thrown out. Attendees at the regular meeting of the organization were treated to a performance by Todd Allen Herendeen, who impersonated and sang songs by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, Roy Orbison and Neil Diamond. He was backed up by his wife, Angel, and four other band members, including two guitars, drums and a keyboard, which had the place rockin. Earlier he had told the crowd in a warmup before the band entertained, Im 66, and its our generation that let this country get in the shape its in. It started with taking prayers out of the schools, and most families took prayer out of the home, Im afraid. He said he had heard since the days of Barry Goldwater that if we dont get control of spending our children and grandchildren are going to be affected. Well, we are the children and grandchildren. We have the greatest laws on the planet thats ever been written by anybody, and we have to go by them. We have to get business back in America. Later, he added a sports analogy, talking about the player who wants the ball when the game is on the line. He said that he is that player. I will not choke, I may miss some shots, but I will not choke. McNeil has produced a 20-page booklet which outlines his plan. The booklet was distributed at the meeting, and is also available for a free download online at www.mcneil2012.com. Citing the fact that he was a businessman and not a politician, he commented, Ive never held political office, but I intend to hold this one. MCNEILCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKTodd Alllen Herendeen and his wife Angel sing to the Tea Party Solutions crowd at Berean Baptist Church on Monday. Read the classifieds Read the classifieds Volunteer recognized for her dedication MARION LANDING D BDiane Bress PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSBoard Secretary Connie Rowe presents Mary Ann Hall with her Volunteer Recognition Award. PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE24 FREE FLU SHOTS While Supply Lasts Personal Care Medical Practices, PLLC 6035 SW 54th Street Suite #200, Ocala Airport Road 352-671-1830 www.pcmed.us Open Mon. Fri. 9-8 Sat. 8-12 Call Or Go Online For More Information. $ 79 PER MONTH NO DEDUCTIBLES, NO CO-PAYMENTS, UNLIMITED VISITS!! Personal care available 7 days a week. Includes check-ups, well visits, EKGs, sick visits, lab tests and much more. One monthly fee covers all your primary health care needs. Plans for singles, couples and families. 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Sunday Homestyle Chicken 11 am to Close Sunday Homestyle Chicken 11 am to Close Enjoy two chicken breast fillets dipped in fresh buttermilk and hand breaded in our kitchen. Served with choice of two vegetables. Daily Dinner Features Daily Dinner Featur es Monday Fried Pork Chops with choice of two vegetables T uesday Butter Baked Chicken with choice of two vegetables W ednesday Br occoli Cheddar Chicken with choice of two vegetables Thursday T urkey n Dr essing with choice of two additional vegetables Every Day Ever y Day Theres Something Ther es Something Different To Dif fer ent T o Look Forward To. Look For war d T o. 0 0 0 9 X 4 I VFW Post 4781 Open to the public December Events 2nd & 4th Fridays Fish Fry 4:30-6;30 pm $6 (2 for $10) 1st, 3rd & 5th Fridays MAVFW Wings or Shrimp Boats 4-6 pm Last Tuesday V Burger with chips 4-6 pm 2 for $2 Wednesday Lunch 11:301:00 pm $4 Last Saturday Surf & Turf Dinner $12 4:30-6:30 Monday Nite Bar Bingo 6-8 pm Friday & Saturday Nites Karaoke In The Canteen 1st Tuesday LAVFW Dinner 4:30-6:30 pm $7 Saturday Breakfas t 8-10 am $4 Private New Y e ar s Party call post for details All events subject to change 873-4781 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 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTL Y OWNED AND OPERA TED Proud T o Be Y our Neighborhood Realtor O P E N 7 D A Y S 0009B5C 000A47M THIS 2/2/2 HOME F eatures front porch, finished F lorida rm. w/ H&A dining area, all appliances inc. washer and dryer N ewly painted inside I rrigation syst., newer architectural shingles air conditioner just serviced by B roward F actory MLS#361679/JH/TRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $59,900 THIS VILLA is a must see! 2/2/2, office/den, tiled foyer large living rm./dining rm., large master bedroom, tiled master bath with twin sink vanity, open lanai, eat-in kitchen with snack bar MLS# 355320/LK/RUT/ $118,500 ERA BIG SUN REALTY ERA BIG SUN REAL TY bigsunrealty .com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ T oll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCA TED ACROSS FROM HWY 200 LOWES LOVEL Y VILLA with 2 bdrms, 2 baths. 1.5 car garage H ome is in good shape with lanai, lots of community amenities and no yard work or outside maintenance required by owner G reat retirement living MLS#361737/BA/GOU . . . . . . . . . . . . $33,000 EXP ANDED VILLA, laminate floor 2/2/2 plus den, 2109 sq. ft. acrylic enclosed Florid a room, 10x24, eat-in kitchen, large living/dining room, galley kitchen Short sale value! 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in 6~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Christmas is Sunday. Theres still time to do that last-minute shopping where you get to fight everyone else to get those perfect gifts before the stores close. This can wear you to a frazzle. So, while the kids anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus, take a break, relax and stop at Pun Alley for some punny stories.Santas bullEvery Christmas Eve, Santas reindeer complete a long and tiring journey. Before they depart, Santas sled has to be pulled to several North Pole stops while it is loaded. To keep the reindeer fresh for their trip, Santa acquired a bull for the loading task. He selected one with a nose just like Rudolphs, so it could see where it was going. When the sleigh had been fully loaded, and Santa had departed one particularly cold Christmas Eve, an elf led the animal back to the barn, where it immediately headed for the fireplace. The elf ran to the house, and with great excitement brought Mrs. Claus out to the barn, for there, in front of them, was proof positive of glow-bull warming.Christmas HorseAlong with the three wise men, the shepherds, and the others who showed up at the manger, there was also a fellow on a white charger, wearing a suit of armor. But he never got as famous. In fact, only one song celebrates his part in the proceedings, O Holy Knight.Stocking StuffersOne local department store has two Santas one for regular kids and one for kids who want 10 toys or less. I just bought my Christmas tree. I think I made a mistake though. I bought the three-year extended warranty. The TV news people keep saying that this could be the greatest Christmas we ever had. I thought the first one was. Christmas is the time when everyone gets Santamental. May I speak to the person in charge of gift wrap? Sorry, shes all tied up!Twas a Florida ChristmasTwas the night before Christmas and all through Ocala town, no noses were frozen, no snow fluttered down, no children in flannels were tucked into bed, they all wore shorty pajamas instead. To find wreaths of holly, twas not very hard, for holly trees grew in every back yard. In front of the houses, Dads and Moms were adorning the bushes, trees and palms. The sleeping kiddies were dreaming in glee, hoping to find bicycles under the tree. They all knew that Santa was well on his way, in a Mercedes-Benz, instead of a sleigh. And soon he arrived and started to work, he hadnt a second to linger or shirk. He whizzed up the highways and zoomed up the road, in an SL 300, delivering his loads. The full moon gave Ocala a glow, and lighted the way for old Santa below. As he jumped from the auto he gave a wee chuckle, he was dressed in Bermudas with an Ivy league buckle, There werent any chimneys, but that caused no gloom, for Santa came in through the Florida room. He stopped at each house, stayed only a minute, emptying his sack of stuff that was in it. Before he departed, he treated himself to a glass of orange juice upon the shelf. He turned with a jerk and bounced to the car, remembering he still had to go very far. He shifted the gears and stepped on the gas and up I-75 he went like a flash. And I heard him exclaim as he went on his way, Merry Christmas yall, I wish I could stay!While this weeks column has been some fun, let us remember that the real joy of Christmas comes from celebrating the birthday of Jesus Christ. Oak Run residents Dick and Jane Frank wish you all a Merry Christmas! Here comes Santa ... to Pun Alley PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELScouts good turnBoy Scouts from Troop 411 did their good turn on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Walmart on State Road 200 for several hours. They took time from their busy holiday schedules to help raise money for the Salvation Army. Their arms were tired from ringing the bell but they got service hours for the bell ringing toward their next rank. Both Scouts have earned their First Class rank and are looking for the next rank of Star. Each higher rank requires more effort on the Scouts part as well as parental support. To earn the highest rank of Eagle they must have done many more service hours and 21 merit badges before they turn 18. The troop leaders have a boy-led troop but are there to guide them. For more information about Troop 411 please call Anissa or Phil Brescia at 352-854-8609. Shown in the phots are Austin Savarese, left, and D.J. Lapresto. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Sunday, Jan. 8 Reflections Church Moving Beginning Sunday, Jan. 8, Reflections Church will be moving down Citrus Springs Boulevard to Citrus Springs Middle School for Sunday worship services. The time of the service will remain at 10:15 a.m. Childrens Church and child care will be available. Worship services will continue at the Citrus Springs Community Center until the move on Jan. 8. If you have any questions please call 352-7943326. Celebrate New Year with DeccaDecca Real Estate Corp invites all Oak Run residents to Blinging in the New Year on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bella Cucina in Oak Run. Dessert and beverages will be served. Win door prizes and gifts. RSVP to 352-854-8787. Come celebrate the New Year with us.Thursday, Jan. 12 Palm Cay GOP to meetOn Jan. 12, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay. The speakers for January are Chris Blair, who is running for sheriff of Marion County, Wally Wagoner who is a candidate for superintendent of schools for Marion County and Wesley Wilcox, assistant supervisor of elections for Marion County The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352-438-9662.Saturday, Jan. 14 Methodist men to serve breakfastTo all the Tired Reindeers out there, the Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday Jan. 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The event is at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala look for the signs. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Saturday, Jan. 21 Scandinavian Club of Marion CountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the ballroom at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave., in Ocala. The menu will be apple stuffed pork loin with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salad and desert. The entertainment by Honeys School of Dance. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Tuesday, Jan. 17. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson 352 8611235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. Ongoing Donations of cars soughtFirst Congregational United Church of Christ is accepting vehicles of all types for donation. Vehicles do not have to be in working condition. All donations are taxdeductible based on book value. Contact David Keith, 352-598-6272 or the church office at 352-237-3035. BY KAREN BOWEN Special to the CitizenThe Pine Run Knit and Crochet Group has picked a project that could use our help in our community. Our project this time was for the Ocala Domestic/Sexual Assault Center and we did another great job for them. We had more than 200 crochet and knitted items along with more than 200 personal items (soap, shampoo etc.) as well as household, clothing and toys for the children. The group gives a big thank you to those who helped in our collection. The donations were taken to the Center and we were greeted with appreciation and amazement for what we had accomplished. They could not get over our donation that would help them during the Holiday. In researching more places that could be helped by us we found The Center which is part of Kids Central Inc. that helps foster children no matter where they are placed. So our next project will be hats, scarfs, mittens for older children within the foster care system. We are 14 ladies who meet every Tuesday, we knit, crochet and most of all we laugh. But, when we ask our community to help, they always come together and join us in our endeavor. The Knit and Crochet Group items. PINE RUN Pine Run group helps for holidays standing, planning, and paying for longterm care. Long-term care covers a variety of services that includes medical and non-medical care to people who have a chronic illness or disability. It helps meet health or personal needs and assists people with support services for the activities of daily living like dressing and bathing and can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living or in nursing homes. A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that people who reach age 65 will likely have a 40 percent chance of entering a nursing home, and about 10 percent of the people who enter a nursing home will stay there five years or more. The cost of long-term care can vary quite a bit depending on what kind of care you need, where you get the care, and where you live. This seminar includes a complimentary lunch, and tickets are $1.00, which is refunded to you at the door. Please pick up your tickets at the Activities Office on Fridays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and at the Tuesday morning Socials if you would like to attend.Sallys BuddiesEntertainer and impressionist Sally Langwah will bring her Broadway Buddies performance to Marion Landing on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. Sally performs over 30 impressions, and this show will include tributes to Cher, Reba, Liza, Bette, Sarah, Julie, Marilyn, Catherine and Abbas Agnetha. If youve ever seen Sally before, you know youre in for a treat. 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. Tickets for the show are $3 each and are available at Tuesday morning Socials and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours.Calling all craftersMarion Landing will be holding its first crafts only fair on Saturday, Mar. 31, and we are looking for crafty residents who would be interested in participating. We are striving to make this a true craft sale, so participants should make sure their items are hand crafted, said Merry Anne Krell, fair organizer. We would love to see crafts that include quilting, knitting, and crocheting; floral arranging, original jewelry and macram; woodworking, paintings, and anything else hand made. There will be no charge for the tables; but space is limited, so tables will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. The Craft Fair will be open to the public, and all proceeds from their sales will go to the crafter. The next Craft Fair meeting will be held on Jan. 13 in the Great Room at 11 a.m. If you are interested in participating, please put your name on the sign-up sheet hanging on the Activity Wall. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. There are still a few tickets left to see the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the St. Pete Times Forum. Tickets are $115 and include round-trip bus transportation from Marion Landing, great reserved Club Sideline seats in sections 217 and 218, and bus driver tip. The game begins at 7:30 p.m., and the bus will leave at 4:45 p.m., returning approximately 12:30 a.m. The layout of the Forum, as well as reservation information, is posted on the Travel Board. Travel to Clearwater on Saturday, Feb. 4, to the Early Bird Dinner Theater to see Lie, Cheat and Genuflect, a laughpacked farce of twists, turns, puns and pratfalls. Tickets are $66 and include round-trip motor coach, hot buffet luncheon, all tax and gratuities. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more information. Spring training is right around the corner, and there are only a few seats left for the trip to see the Phillies vs. the Red Sox at Bright House Field in Clearwater on Monday, Mar. 26, 2012. Tickets are $59 and include round trip bus transportation, reserved premium seats for the 1 p.m. game and tip for the driver. Lunch is on your own in the ballpark. The bus departs Marion Landing about 10:30 a.m. and returns approximately 6 p.m. Payment is due by Jan. 5 and is non-refundable. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the Travel Board. Plan ahead and make your reservation for the popular Nashville show trip from May 6-12, 2012. This 7 day/6night spring trip includes a guided tour of Nashville, ride on the Delta Flatboats inside the Opryland Hotel, and an evening at the Grand Ole Opry. You will also visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, have dinner and enjoy a show at the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre, tour beautiful Belle Meade Plantations, visit Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store, and ride the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway in Chattanooga. There will also be time to explore on your own. For more information, please see the flyer posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Here is the lastest update on what trips still have openings. Please book early if you would like to go on any of these trips. Dec. 28, Stetson Mansion March 9, Who Dun It Murder Mystery at the Palace Grand March 12-15, Biloxi March 23, Lets Hang On at the Palace Grand A Tribute to Frankie Vallie April 5, Las Vegas Jackpot at the Show Palace May 10, Baby Winter Park Playhouse May 17, Separate Beds at the Early Bird Dinner Theatre May 21-25, Myrtle Beach 4 nights 5 days May 31, Swing at the Show Palace June 02, The Buddy Holly Story at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre June 23, New York Nights at the Show Palace Nov. 11-18, Allure of the Seas Marion County Hospice Fundraiser Cruise in Memory of Frank ArcherUpcoming eventsMovie Night Tuesday, Jan 3, at 6 p.m. Every Which Way but Loose starring Clint Eastwood and Clyde. Trivia Night: Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. (note time change) Garden Club: Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. Bocce Ball: Every Saturday at 7 p.m. Ladies LuncheonThe next luncheon is on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Please come out and join us for a nice lunch. Just bring a covered dish to share. We always have a good time. Hope to see you all there. Update on trips CHERRYWOOD NEWS 000A32I FLOORS & WINDOWS 6715 SW Hwy. 200 (located 5 mi. West of I-75) Ocala, Florida, 34476 (352) 854-3939 Carpet Ceramic Wood Vinyl Blinds Shutters Castle Carpets & Interiors Serving Ocala Since 1991 0009SR4 WINDOW TINTING World Class Window Tinting Reduce Heat, Fade, Glare AUTO HOME OFFICE Marion & Citrus 352-465-6079 Free Estimates 0009XS5 POWER WASHING Low Pressure Washing. We use Simple Green Soap. We are not the lowest price washers, but are professional power washers. 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Check Out Our Website At: www.ocalaflretirementhomes.com Lou Serago Broker/Associate 804-0159 #1 T eam Partners Pat McCullough 299-6688 Charlie T akesian 207-9588 John Kapioski 208-1635 Dennis W itzgall 615-8794 JaeAnn W itzgall 615-8731 Louise Pace 361-4312 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Lois Lane 789-4516 Stimmel Brooks T eam Pat 895-5160 Jerry 274-0930 Jim Petticrew Broker/Manager 216-5852 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 THE STIMMEL-BROOKS TEAM Featured Homes of the Week Pat Stimmel 895-5160 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 JAEDEN TEAM DOUBLE THE EFFOR T 615-8794 JAEANN 615-8731 DENNIS WITZGALL Barbara Cernera 812-0626 BEAUTIFUL VILLA! 2 CAR GARAGE W e ar e your Oak Run Specialists W e Live, W ork & Play Her e! The Perfect Place to Live, the PERFECT T ime to Buy! Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, wher e over 85% of buyers ar e looking! www .CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com TEAM #1 Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 2/2/1.5 Stucco. The ever popular Conventry Model. $1 19,500 MLS#364075 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 PICTURESQUE SETTING! BEAUTIFUL PRIV A TE Y ARD! **STONE CREEK** NEW HOME NEW PRICE! CAREFREE LIVING A T ITS BEST! Happy Holidays H appy H ol i days Superman and I just want to wish all of our friends, co-workers vendors and customers a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Healthy and Prosperous NEW YEAR! Up, Up and Away!! Lois Lane 789-4516 Expanded Lexington 2/2/2 w/REAL DEN! X-tra Large Lanai overlooking private yard w/view of Florida Preserve! Corner lot, eat-in kitchen, large dining room and living room! $149,000 MLS#364994 Lou Serago 804-0159 3/2 or 2/2 with DEN, Chesapeake Model. Light, Bright, MAINTAINED LOT. Enjoy enclosed Lanai, Treed Backyard, Peace and Quiet & so much more! $1 10,500 MLS#338487 John Kapioski 208-1635 Hilltop Monte Carlo in the Preserve at Oak Run. Large Lanai overlooking mature plantings and fruit trees. $155,900 MLS#365398 Barbara Cernera 812-0626 Stone Creek T ifton W alk Model 2177 SF living, 2/2/2 PLUS Library, flex rm., sun rm., covered lanai, granite counters, crown molding and MORE! 10 YR. Del Webb Protection Plan! $229,900 MLS#356263 Louise Pace 361-4312 IT JUST GOT BETTER GREAT HOME GREAT PRICE! 2/2/2 with NEW appliances, NEW washer & dryer NEW laminate floors in living and dining room. Plantation shutters in bedrooms. 2 car garage, yard maintained. Furniture negotiable. $1 18,900 MLS#362653 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 2/2/2, 1528 SF Newport Model. Newer A/C & Roof. Front porch, Big Backyard, Clean & Ready to move in! Some furniture available. $94,800 MLS#354793 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 LOOKING FOR A DEAL? 2/2/2 PLUS DEN, fully maintained, exterior painted in 2010, many, many upgrades! Dont miss this one!! $134,000 MLS#354740 Louise Pace 361-4312 POPP A BEAR SA YS THIS ONES JUST RIGHT PERFECT SIZED 3 bedroom home. Split plan, large lanai, open living room and dining room, patio in back for barbecues, close to golf course and pool! HOA includes lawn care! $142,000 MLS#365944 Lois Lane 789-4516 Lou Serago 804-0159 BEAUTIFUL VILLA! 2 CAR GARAGE Lovely Dover cottage. Maintained lot, new carpet, newer tile, NEW HIGH efficiency A/C in $105,000 MLS#357134 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 PERFECT FOR SNOWBIRDS! OAK RUN GOLF COURSE LOT Over 2,000 sq ft overlooking Fairway. 7 Oak cabinets, built-in cabinet in living room, lots of closets, work area in garage. Call to see this one! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage. $250,000 MLS#349737 Patty Dougherty 502-3096

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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Wednesday, Dec. 28 Public bingo at the MooseEach Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m., bingo is played with opportunities to win big! Try your luck while supporting the Lodge and its charity endeavors. Everyone is welcome, with a variety of lunch selections. Located at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2200.Friday, Dec. 30 United Way Day of Caring deadlineUnited Way of Marion County will hold the 19th annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Day of Caring offers businesses, individuals, organizations and civic clubs the opportunity to help local nonprofit human service agencies accomplish much-needed projects during one day of organized volunteerism. Volunteer work teams who are interested in participating or community organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org. The deadline for team and project applications is Friday, Dec. 30. For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-7329696 or tbanner@uwmc.org.Sunday, Jan. 1 KP Hole Park fees to changeEffective Jan. 1, the day use fee at KP Hole Park will change from $3 to $5. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Council had recommended the fee change to offset park expenses and assist with managing park capacity. The costs for annual individual and family passes remain unchanged, at $35 and $50 respectively. KP Hole Park is located at 9435 S.W. 190th Ave. Road in Dunnellon. For more information on this or other county parks, contact Marion County Parks and Recreation at 352-671-8560.Monday, Jan. 2 Christs Church hosts pianistChrists Church of Marion County will host Sarah Warner, graduate of Baylor School of Music and instructor of piano at The University of Oklahoma completing her Master of Piano Pedagogy, in concert Monday, Jan. 2, 5 p.m. Concert is open and free to the public. Christs Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., of State Road 200, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org.Tuesday, Jan. 3 Burrowing Owls: special programsThe Pioneer Garden Club is proud to present to the public noted author and speaker Betty Gilbert. Ms. Gilbert has devoted the past 10 years to the study of the Burrowing Owl, and has written two beautiful books on the subject, taken thousands of photos and has a DVD available. Ms. Gilberts program is Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Pioneer Garden Club. Also, the Marion Audubon Society presents Protecting Burrowing Owls...How did we fail? The Florida Wildlife Commission will help us learn about how to protect these owls as well as other birds. The program is Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Garden Club. The Pioneer Garden Center is at 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, across the highway from Lowes Home Improvement Store. Telephone number is 352-236-4448; check our website at www.pioneergardenclub.org.Thursday, Jan. 5 WOW Singles to meetWOW Singles will meet at the following locations. No dues. Please call 352-861-9487 or 352-237-5842 for more info. Jan. 5, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant, 2463 S.W. 27th Ave. near Best Buy Jan. 19, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Logans Roadhouse, 2621 S.W. 19th Ave. Road.Saturday, Jan. 7 Historical Novel Society meetsThe Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome. The first Writers Retreat led by President Joyce Moore was a great success and the Chapter plans to offer more writers workshops in the New Year. All members are urged to attend on Jan. 7 for an important business meeting and election of officers. For more information call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162.Gentle chair yoga plannedGentle chair yoga at the Freedom Library will be from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. and continuing on Jan. 14, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11. For information, contact Ingrid Crane at 352-8547950. Community calendar More on Page 5 Kathryn Casey has for some time given true crime guru Ann Rule formidable competition. In Die My Love she gives us straight detail without the tedious minutiae Rule is often guilty of. Casey begins her tale, not with the murder itself, but rather with the tangled relationship of the mismatched lovers and later married couplepretty, petite Piper Rountree and serious, much older college professor Fred Jablin, a promising pioneer in the new field of organizational communication. Life in Austin, Texas is good at first with three children, a beautiful home and Pipers devoted sister Tina nearby. A lawyer, Piper is fired in rapid succession from at least six firms for inadequate performance. The humiliation prompts the couple to make a new start in Richmond, Virginia where Fred is offered a great new position at a handsome increase in salary. Estranged from her sister and having given up on a legal career, Piper becomes moody and hard to deal with, obsessing over her children and deluding herself that shes a wonderful mother. In time she begins unsatisfying affairs, excessive drinking, and constant arguments with Fred. By 2002 the marriage, shaky for years, finally implodes and Fred files for divorce from the intractable Piper. The court finds Fred the more stable parent and awards him custody of the children. This slap in the face to a woman who prides herself on her motherly virtues unleashes a murderous chain of events. Needing her sister and her old life, Piper moves back to Texas and for two years it seems, falsely, she and Fred work out an arrangement for sharing the children. But below the surface things are anything but tranquil. Early in the morning in October 2004 Fred is ambushed in his driveway while retrieving the newspaper. The children sleep undisturbed on the second floor of the house. Police neglect to find Freds body after a neighbor reports hearing gunshots, and it is unclear whether he might have been saved with prompt action. Savvy VA police look hard at ex-wife Piper and reject her Texas alibi. Cell phone records to her son Paxton show her a scant few miles from Freds house the day of the murder. Though an attorney the news startles her into a Rick Perry oops moment. The amazing, coordinated police work involving two states makes this an absorbing read. Die My Love: A true story of murder, revenge and two Texas sisters BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington Book written by Kathryn Casey 000A37S Cleanmaster CLEANM A S TER C ARPET & UPHOL S TER Y CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Y ears 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK W e Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning A vailable. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds Marions Most Wanted Stephanie Carroll, 30, Felony order to take into custody count 1 obtained property by means of worthless check; count 2 obtaining property by means of worthless check. Wandell Hubbard 34, Felony warrant count 1 child abuse; count 2 battery. Michael Janusz, 32, Felony violation of probation possession of hydromorphone. Andrew Kunberger, 21, Felony violation of probation 4 counts of grand theft. Tyisha McBride, 20, Felony warrant count 1 uttering forged instrument; count 2 grand theft. George Terrell, 52, Felony warrant count 1 sale of crack cocaine; count 2 possession of crack cocaine. Pamela J. Griffin, of Southwest 79th Circle, Ocala, was arrested Friday, Dec. 16, on one count of organized fraud and 12 counts of uttering a forged instrument (forging a check). According to a news release, detectives developed the case after learning Griffin deposited into her account several checks from several businesses for which she worked, located in The Villages, according to reports. The evidence allegedly shows Griffin deposited a check Dec. 10, 2010, and continued depositing checks through Oct. 26, 2011. The deposits totaled $13,754.91. She was interviewed at the Southwest District office and attempted to show that she had permission to write the checks, but could not provide proof. She was eventually taken to the Marion County Jail with a bond of $220,000. A 27-year-old woman was accused of retail petit theft at Bealls. Leslie Ann Goodman of Belleview was accused of taking 11 shirts and placing them in her purse. Deputies said they also found items from Dillards. A check of the jail website shows her with an arrest record dating back to 2002. A Lecanto man was accused of petit theft, forgery and uttering a forged instrument after he allegedly took checks from the house of a woman which he was checking for heating and cooling problems. Cory Louis Mester, 24, was allegedly working for a company that had been called by the victim. She said that Mester was coming in and out of the house through the kitchen, where she had left her purse hanging. Detectives arrested Michael McClintock, 21, for allegedly having sex with an 11-year-old between July and August, 2011. On Nov. 30, the alleged victim told detectives that while she was staying at a friends house last summer, McClintock had sexual relations with her on multiple occasions. On Dec. 13, detectives responded to a house in Silver Springs and a home in Ocklawaha in an attempt to locate McClintock. Family members and neighbors reportedly told detectives that they had seen McClintock acting inappropriately with the juvenile victim. McClintock made contact with deputies and agreed to come in for questioning. At first, he denied any inappropriate contact with the girl. Then, he allegedly said he did have sexual relations with her, but he did not initiate it. McClintock was arrested for capital sex battery and taken to the Marion County Jail. He is being heldwithout bond. Organized fraud charged COP SHOP Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Hospice singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. The Journey Singers offer songs for healing and comfort at the bedside of the ill or dying. Our a capella group offers music that includes liturgical, secular, calming and melodic pieces. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. at the Hospice Education Center. If you have experience singing in four-part harmony and have a compassionate heart, please call Kathy Berning at 352873-7441 for more details. A RIES ( March 21 to April 19) With the new years opportunities almost within reach, the Arians courageous aspects are raring to go. And dont be surprised if a lot of people follow the zodiacs most trusted leader. TA URUS ( April 20 to May 20) Change lies ahead for the brave Bovine who is ready to shuck off the tried and true to try something new. But appearances can be deceptive. Check it all out before you charge into anything. GEM INI ( May 21 to June 20) This week promises a peek into what the new year holds for the Gemini Twins, both in love and careers. Family matters continue to be a factor in decisions youre going to be facing. CA NC ER ( June 21 to July 22) As you move into the new year, your travel aspects grow stronger, and you might find yourself making decisions about a destination and a traveling companion sooner than youd expected. LEO ( July 23 to Aug. 22) The new year holds both glitter and gold. This means Leos and Leonas should begin getting the facts theyll need to separate the real thing from the sham in order to make important decisions next year. VIRGO ( Aug 23 to Sept. 22) A good way to start the New Year might be to arrange for a visit to someone you havent seen in a long time. You also might want to pick up that project you put off a while back. LIBR A ( Sept. 23 to O ct. 22) As you contemplate the new years potential, you might want to talk things over with people who are or have been where you want to go. Their experience and advice can be helpful. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to No v. 21) Someone close to you might feel you have no more room for him or her in your life. This calls for immediate reassurance of your love so you can start the New Year on a high note. SAGI TTARIUS (No v. 22 to D ec. 21) The coming year will bring more people into your life. Some situations might not work out as well as others. But overall, everyone earns something, and thats always a good thing. CA PRIC ORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The new year could find you indulging in one or more of the hobbies youve always wanted to take up. And dont be surprised if they ultimately direct you toward a new career. A QU A RIUS ( Jan. 20 to F eb. 18) The artistic Aquarian should find more opportunities in the New Year. You might even make some potentially helpful contacts as you gather to ring in the year 2012. PISCE S (Feb. 19 to March 20) The new year offers challenges for Pisceans who want to make better use of the skills they now have and learn new ones. Personal relationships show stronger positive aspects. B ORN THI S WEEK: Although you sometimes tend to be a bit judgmental, nevertheless, you are generous and caring and very much beloved. 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BRIEFS INDEX Bookmark...........................25 Cherrywood......................24 Marion Landing................22 Oak Run...............................17 Obituary..............................12 OTOW...................................13 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pine Run................................5 Pun Alley...............................6 Puzzles.................................26CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 30 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com U.S. Senate campaign comes to Marion BY JIM CLARK EditorThe campaign for the U.S. Senate came to Marion County Monday evening, when the local Tea Party Solutions welcomed candidate Ron McNeil as a speaker. McNeil, from Destin, is seeing the Republican nomination in the Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson. There are 14 people listed as active on the Florida elections Website, although qualifying is still months away. Nelson is not listed on the site. That didnt stop McNeil from attacking the incumbent. Weve got to get Bill Nelson out of there. I was going to be a male version of Sarah Palin, go around and talk to people and get conservative people elected, but I got to thinking that if we dont get Bill Nelson out, then Obama may get drug in on his coattails. Florida is one of the biggest swing states. I knew that rather than trying to help someone else win a race, I had to win a race myself, so thats why Im here. He said there were 13 people running against him. Theyre all good folks, and I hope they vote for me in November. Later though, he didnt mince words when he said, These little fellas Im running against, I wouldnt hire them nor any of the folks in Washington to run any phase of my business. They cant do it, they just dont know how to do it. In response to questions, he said he would be the worst enemy the IRS ever had. His tax plan calls PHOTO BY JIM CLARKRon McNeil speaks to Tea Party Solutions Monday night. These little fellas Im running against, I wouldnt hire them nor any of the folks in Washington to run any phase of my business. They cant do it, they just dont know how to do it. We send the biggest idiots to Washington. I want about half the Republicans thrown out and I want all the Democrats thrown out. (Politicians in Washington) should be limited to two terms, one in office and one in prison. Ive never held political office, but I intend to hold this one. McNEILS QUOTES Ron McNeil visits local Tea Party group PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSDick and Barb Blancks Christmas VillageMarion Landings Dick and Barb Blanck have been collecting the more than 100 pieces that make up their Christmas Village for more than 20 years, many of which Dick painted himself. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to deliver a long-term solution to its solid waste needs, ending a disposal debate that has spanned several commissions. Commissioners unanimously approved (4-0) a contract with A.C.M.S. Inc. to fund and dispose of waste at A.C.M.S.s Bushnell (Sumter County) landfill. Commissioner Kathy Bryant was absent from the meeting but also expressed her support for the project through a letter to the board chairman. Through the agreement, the county agrees to pay $20 million for 2.5 million tons of disposal capacity in A.C.M.S.s landfill at a guaranteed rate of eight dollars per ton. The A.C.M.S. site is projected to provide enough space to accommodate approximately 20 years worth of Marion County waste, depending on the amounts disposed each year. When combined with the remaining capacity at the countys Baseline landfill, this move is expected to meet county disposal needs for more than 30 years. The Sumter location addresses several of the disposal concerns expressed in previous commission discussions on solid waste topics, such as overall cost effectiveness, close proximity to Marion County and sufficient capacity to provide long-term disposal for county residential waste. This is a positive step forward to solving an issue that has been an ongoing concern for the citizens for a very long time, said Commission Chairman Charlie County to dispose of waste at Sumter landfill PLEASESEEWASTE, PAGE7 The Senior Amateur Golf Tour is teeing it up to start its second season in North Central Florida on Thursday Jan. 12, initiating a series of 14 tournaments that includes two majors, all leading to the National Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. Tournaments are scheduled for some of the areas most prestigious courses and certain to prove to be a good test of golf for all competitors. The Tour is open to all skill levels, 50 years of age and older. Members are placed in one of four flights: Championship Flight (0-3.9 handicap), A Flight (4.0-8.9), B Flight (9.0-13.9), C Flight (14.0plus). Senior golf event set PLEASESEEGOLF, PAGE7 PLEASESEEMCNEIL, PAGE7 Office closedThe South Marion Citizen office will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2. All deadlines for the issues during those two weeks are one business day earlier.Chanukah Bowl scheduledAdults and children will bowl with the Chanukah spirit and watch a large six-foot Menorah being lit while enjoying traditional Chanukah treats. If you are looking for a unique way to have some Chanukah fun this season, what could be more delightful than a combination of bowling and a Menorah Lighting? On Monday, Dec. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., men, women and children from the Marion Countys Jewish community will converge at the AMF Galaxy West Lanes for the areas ultimate celebration of Chanukah. Chanukah Bowling is an event for all ages that you will not want to miss. So grab your bowling balls and shoes, the kids, and your camera, and head out to AMF Galaxy West Lanes at 1818 S.W. 17th St. Ocala. The afternoon will begin with unlimited bowling. The days highlight will be watching a six-foot Chanukah menorah being lit. Everyone can keep up their energy with delicious hot potato latkes and donuts! Admission is $15 per adult and $12 per child. For more information or to RSVP directions, please contact the Chabad Jewish Center at 352-291-2218, or visit www.JewishMarion.org. 000A3B5



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BRIEFS INDEX Bookmark...........................25 Cherrywood......................24 Marion Landing................22 Oak Run...............................17 Obituary..............................12 OTOW...................................13 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pine Run................................5 Pun Alley...............................6 Puzzles.................................26CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 30 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com U.S. Senate campaign comes to Marion BY JIM CLARK Editor The campaign for the U.S. Senate came to Marion County Monday evening, when the local Tea Party Solutions welcomed candidate Ron McNeil as a speaker. McNeil, from Destin, is seeing the Republican nomination in the Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson. There are 14 people listed as active on the Florida elections Website, although qualifying is still months away. Nelson is not listed on the site. That didnt stop McNeil from attacking the incumbent. Weve got to get Bill Nelson out of there. I was going to be a male version of Sarah Palin, go around and talk to people and get conservative people elected, but I got to thinking that if we dont get Bill Nelson out, then Obama may get drug in on his coattails. Florida is one of the biggest swing states. I knew that rather than trying to help someone else win a race, I had to win a race myself, so thats why Im here. He said there were 13 people running against him. Theyre all good folks, and I hope they vote for me in November. Later though, he didnt mince words when he said, These little fellas Im running against, I wouldnt hire them nor any of the folks in Washington to run any phase of my business. They cant do it, they just dont know how to do it. In response to questions, he said he would be the worst enemy the IRS ever had. His tax plan calls PHOTO BY JIM CLARKRon McNeil speaks to Tea Party Solutions Monday night. These little fellas Im running against, I wouldnt hire them nor any of the folks in Washington to run any phase of my business. They cant do it, they just dont know how to do it. We send the biggest idiots to Washington. I want about half the Republicans thrown out and I want all the Democrats thrown out. (Politicians in Washington) should be limited to two terms, one in office and one in prison. Ive never held political office, but I intend to hold this one. McNEILS QUOTES Ron McNeil visits local Tea Party group PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSDick and Barb Blancks Christmas VillageMarion Landings Dick and Barb Blanck have been collecting the more than 100 pieces that make up their Christmas Village for more than 20 years, many of which Dick painted himself. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to deliver a long-term solution to its solid waste needs, ending a disposal debate that has spanned several commissions. Commissioners unanimously approved (4-0) a contract with A.C.M.S. Inc. to fund and dispose of waste at A.C.M.S.s Bushnell (Sumter County) landfill. Commissioner Kathy Bryant was absent from the meeting but also expressed her support for the project through a letter to the board chairman. Through the agreement, the county agrees to pay $20 million for 2.5 million tons of disposal capacity in A.C.M.S.s landfill at a guaranteed rate of eight dollars per ton. The A.C.M.S. site is projected to provide enough space to accommodate approximately 20 years worth of Marion County waste, depending on the amounts disposed each year. When combined with the remaining capacity at the countys Baseline landfill, this move is expected to meet county disposal needs for more than 30 years. The Sumter location addresses several of the disposal concerns expressed in previous commission discussions on solid waste topics, such as overall cost effectiveness, close proximity to Marion County and sufficient capacity to provide long-term disposal for county residential waste. This is a positive step forward to solving an issue that has been an ongoing concern for the citizens for a very long time, said Commission Chairman Charlie County to dispose of waste at Sumter landfill PLEASESEEWASTE PAGE7 The Senior Amateur Golf Tour is teeing it up to start its second season in North Central Florida on Thursday Jan. 12, initiating a series of 14 tournaments that includes two majors, all leading to the National Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. Tournaments are scheduled for some of the areas most prestigious courses and certain to prove to be a good test of golf for all competitors. The Tour is open to all skill levels, 50 years of age and older. Members are placed in one of four flights: Championship Flight (0-3.9 handicap), A Flight (4.0-8.9), B Flight (9.0-13.9), C Flight (14.0plus). Senior golf event set PLEASESEEGOLF PAGE7 PLEASESEEMCNEIL PAGE7 Office closedThe South Marion Citizen office will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2. All deadlines for the issues during those two weeks are one business day earlier.Chanukah Bowl scheduledAdults and children will bowl with the Chanukah spirit and watch a large six-foot Menorah being lit while enjoying traditional Chanukah treats. If you are looking for a unique way to have some Chanukah fun this season, what could be more delightful than a combination of bowling and a Menorah Lighting? On Monday, Dec. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., men, women and children from the Marion Countys Jewish community will converge at the AMF Galaxy West Lanes for the areas ultimate celebration of Chanukah. Chanukah Bowling is an event for all ages that you will not want to miss. So grab your bowling balls and shoes, the kids, and your camera, and head out to AMF Galaxy West Lanes at 1818 S.W. 17th St. Ocala. The afternoon will begin with unlimited bowling. The days highlight will be watching a six-foot Chanukah menorah being lit. Everyone can keep up their energy with delicious hot potato latkes and donuts! Admission is $15 per adult and $12 per child. For more information or to RSVP directions, please contact the Chabad Jewish Center at 352-291-2218, or visit www.JewishMarion.org. 000A3B5

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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds Marions Most Wanted Stephanie Carroll 30, Felony order to take into custody count 1 obtained property by means of worthless check; count 2 obtaining property by means of worthless check. Wandell Hubbard 34, Felony warrant count 1 child abuse; count 2 battery. Michael Janusz 32, Felony violation of probation possession of hydromorphone. Andrew Kunberger 21, Felony violation of probation 4 counts of grand theft. Tyisha McBride 20, Felony warrant count 1 uttering forged instrument; count 2 grand theft. George Terrell 52, Felony warrant count 1 sale of crack cocaine; count 2 possession of crack cocaine. P amela J. Griffin, of Southwest 79th Circle, Ocala, was arrested Friday, Dec. 16, on one count of organized fraud and 12 counts of uttering a forged instrument (forging a check). According to a news release, detectives developed the case after learning Griffin deposited into her account several checks from several businesses for which she worked, located in The Villages, according to reports. The evidence allegedly shows Griffin deposited a check Dec. 10, 2010, and continued depositing checks through Oct. 26, 2011. The deposits totaled $13,754.91. She was interviewed at the Southwest District office and attempted to show that she had permission to write the checks, but could not provide proof. She was eventually taken to the Marion County Jail with a bond of $220,000. A 27-year-old woman was accused of retail petit theft at Bealls. Leslie Ann Goodman of Belleview was accused of taking 11 shirts and placing them in her purse. Deputies said they also found items from Dillards. A check of the jail website shows her with an arrest record dating back to 2002. A Lecanto man was accused of petit theft, forgery and uttering a forged instrument after he allegedly took checks from the house of a woman which he was checking for heating and cooling problems. Cory Louis Mester, 24, was allegedly working for a company that had been called by the victim. She said that Mester was coming in and out of the house through the kitchen, where she had left her purse hanging. Detectives arrested Michael McClintock, 21, for allegedly having sex with an 11-year-old between July and August, 2011. On Nov. 30, the alleged victim told detectives that while she was staying at a friends house last summer, McClintock had sexual relations with her on multiple occasions. On Dec. 13, detectives responded to a house in Silver Springs and a home in Ocklawaha in an attempt to locate McClintock. Family members and neighbors reportedly told detectives that they had seen McClintock acting inappropriately with the juvenile victim. McClintock made contact with deputies and agreed to come in for questioning. At first, he denied any inappropriate contact with the girl. Then, he allegedly said he did have sexual relations with her, but he did not initiate it. McClintock was arrested for capital sex battery and taken to the Marion County Jail. He is being heldwithout bond. Organized fraud charged C OP SHOP Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Hospice singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. The Journey Singers offer songs for healing and comfort at the bedside of the ill or dying. Our a capella group offers music that includes liturgical, secular, calming and melodic pieces. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. at the Hospice Education Center. If you have experience singing in four-part harmony and have a compassionate heart, please call Kathy Berning at 352873-7441 for more details. A RIE S ( March 21 to April 19) With the new years opportunities almost within reach, the Arians courageous aspects are raring to go. And dont be surprised if a lot of people follow the zodiacs most trusted leader. TA URU S ( April 20 to May 20) Change lies ahead for the brave Bovine who is ready to shuck off the tried and true to try something new. But appearances can be deceptive. Check it all out before you charge into anything. G E M INI ( May 21 to June 20) This week promises a peek into what the new year holds for the Gemini Twins, both in love and careers. Family matters continue to be a factor in decisions youre going to be facing. CA N C ER ( June 21 to July 22) As you move into the new year, your travel aspects grow stronger, and you might find yourself making decisions about a destination and a traveling companion sooner than youd expected. LEO ( July 23 to Aug 22) The new year holds both glitter and gold. This means Leos and Leonas should begin getting the facts theyll need to separate the real thing from the sham in order to make important decisions next year. VIR G O ( Aug 23 to Sept 22) A good way to start the New Year might be to arrange for a visit to someone you havent seen in a long time. You also might want to pick up that project you put off a while back. LI B R A ( Sept 23 to O ct 22) As you contemplate the new years potential, you might want to talk things over with people who are or have been where you want to go. Their experience and advice can be helpful. SC ORPIO (O ct 23 to N o v. 21) Someone close to you might feel you have no more room for him or her in your life. This calls for immediate reassurance of your love so you can start the New Year on a high note. SAG I TTA RIU S (N o v. 22 to D ec 21) The coming year will bring more people into your life. Some situations might not work out as well as others. But overall, everyone earns something, and thats always a good thing. CA PRI C ORN (D ec 22 to Jan 19) The new year could find you indulging in one or more of the hobbies youve always wanted to take up. And dont be surprised if they ultimately direct you toward a new career. A QU A RIU S ( Jan 20 to F eb 18) The artistic Aquarian should find more opportunities in the New Year. You might even make some potentially helpful contacts as you gather to ring in the year 2012. PI SC E S (F eb 19 to March 20) The new year offers challenges for Pisceans who want to make better use of the skills they now have and learn new ones. Personal relationships show stronger positive aspects. B ORN TH I S W EE K : Although you sometimes tend to be a bit judgmental, nevertheless, you are generous and caring and very much beloved. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Wednesday, Dec. 28 Public bingo at the Moose Each Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m., bingo is played with opportunities to win big! Try your luck while supporting the Lodge and its charity endeavors. Everyone is welcome, with a variety of lunch selections. Located at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2200.Friday, Dec. 30 United Way Day of Caring deadlineUnited Way of Marion County will hold the 19th annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Day of Caring offers businesses, individuals, organizations and civic clubs the opportunity to help local nonprofit human service agencies accomplish much-needed projects during one day of organized volunteerism. Volunteer work teams who are interested in participating or community organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org. The deadline for team and project applications is Friday, Dec. 30. For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-7329696 or tbanner@uwmc.org. Sunday, Jan. 1 KP Hole Park fees to changeEffective Jan. 1, the day use fee at KP Hole Park will change from $3 to $5. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Council had recommended the fee change to offset park expenses and assist with managing park capacity. The costs for annual individual and family passes remain unchanged, at $35 and $50 respectively. KP Hole Park is located at 9435 S.W. 190th Ave. Road in Dunnellon. For more information on this or other county parks, contact Marion County Parks and Recreation at 352-671-8560. Monday, Jan. 2 Christs Church hosts pianist Christs Church of Marion County will host Sarah Warner, graduate of Baylor School of Music and instructor of piano at The University of Oklahoma completing her Master of Piano Pedagogy, in concert Monday, Jan. 2, 5 p.m. Concert is open and free to the public. Christs Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., of State Road 200, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org.Tuesday, Jan. 3 Burrowing Owls: special programs The Pioneer Garden Club is proud to present to the public noted author and speaker Betty Gilbert. Ms. Gilbert has devoted the past 10 years to the study of the Burrowing Owl, and has written two beautiful books on the subject, taken thousands of photos and has a DVD available. Ms. Gilberts program is Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Pioneer Garden Club. Also, the Marion Audubon Society presents Protecting Burrowing Owls...How did we fail? The Florida Wildlife Commission will help us learn about how to protect these owls as well as other birds. The program is Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Garden Club. The Pioneer Garden Center is at 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, across the highway from Lowes Home Improvement Store. Telephone number is 352-236-4448; check our website at www.pioneergardenclub.org.Thursday, Jan. 5 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. Jan. 5, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant, 2463 S.W. 27th Ave. near Best Buy Jan. 19, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Logans Roadhouse, 2621 S.W. 19th Ave. Road.Saturday, Jan. 7 Historical Novel Society meets The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome. The first Writers Retreat led by President Joyce Moore was a great success and the Chapter plans to offer more writers workshops in the New Year. All members are urged to attend on Jan. 7 for an important business meeting and election of officers. For more information call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162.Gentle chair yoga planned Gentle chair yoga at the Freedom Library will be from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. and continuing on Jan. 14, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11. For information, contact Ingrid Crane at 352-8547950. Community calendar More on Page 5 Kathryn Casey has for some time given true crime guru Ann Rule formidable competition. In Die My Love she gives us straight detail without the tedious minutiae Rule is often guilty of. Casey begins her tale, not with the murder itself, but rather with the tangled relationship of the mismatched lovers and later married couplepretty, petite Piper Rountree and serious, much older college professor Fred Jablin, a promising pioneer in the new field of organizational communication. Life in Austin, Texas is good at first with three children, a beautiful home and Pipers devoted sister Tina nearby. A lawyer, Piper is fired in rapid succession from at least six firms for inadequate performance. The humiliation prompts the couple to make a new start in Richmond, Virginia where Fred is offered a great new position at a handsome increase in salary. Estranged from her sister and having given up on a legal career, Piper becomes moody and hard to deal with, obsessing over her children and deluding herself that shes a wonderful mother. In time she begins unsatisfying affairs, excessive drinking, and constant arguments with Fred. By 2002 the marriage, shaky for years, finally implodes and Fred files for divorce from the intractable Piper. The court finds Fred the more stable parent and awards him custody of the children. This slap in the face to a woman who prides herself on her motherly virtues unleashes a murderous chain of events. Needing her sister and her old life, Piper moves back to Texas and for two years it seems, falsely, she and Fred work out an arrangement for sharing the children. But below the surface things are anything but tranquil. Early in the morning in October 2004 Fred is ambushed in his driveway while retrieving the newspaper. The children sleep undisturbed on the second floor of the house. Police neglect to find Freds body after a neighbor reports hearing gunshots, and it is unclear whether he might have been saved with prompt action. Savvy VA police look hard at ex-wife Piper and reject her Texas alibi. Cell phone records to her son Paxton show her a scant few miles from Freds house the day of the murder. Though an attorney the news startles her into a Rick Perry oops moment. The amazing, coordinated police work involving two states makes this an absorbing read. Die My Love: A true story of murder, revenge and two Texas sisters B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington Book written by Kathryn Casey 000A37S Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Sunday, Jan. 8 Reflections Church Moving Beginning Sunday, Jan. 8, Reflections Church will be moving down Citrus Springs Boulevard to Citrus Springs Middle School for Sunday worship services. The time of the service will remain at 10:15 a.m. Childrens Church and child care will be available. Worship services will continue at the Citrus Springs Community Center until the move on Jan. 8. If you have any questions please call 352-7943326. Celebrate New Year with DeccaDecca Real Estate Corp invites all Oak Run residents to Blinging in the New Year on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bella Cucina in Oak Run. Dessert and beverages will be served. Win door prizes and gifts. RSVP to 352-854-8787. Come celebrate the New Year with us.Thursday, Jan. 12 Palm Cay GOP to meetOn Jan. 12, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay. The speakers for January are Chris Blair, who is running for sheriff of Marion County, Wally Wagoner who is a candidate for superintendent of schools for Marion County and Wesley Wilcox, assistant supervisor of elections for Marion County The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352-438-9662.Saturday, Jan. 14 Methodist men to serve breakfastTo all the Tired Reindeers out there, the Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday Jan. 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The event is at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala look for the signs. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Saturday, Jan. 21 Scandinavian Club of Marion County The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the ballroom at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave., in Ocala. The menu will be apple stuffed pork loin with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salad and desert. The entertainment by Honeys School of Dance. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Tuesday, Jan. 17. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson 352 8611235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. Ongoing Donations of cars sought First Congregational United Church of Christ is accepting vehicles of all types for donation. Vehicles do not have to be in working condition. All donations are taxdeductible based on book value. Contact David Keith, 352-598-6272 or the church office at 352-237-3035. BY KAREN BOWEN Special to the Citizen The Pine Run Knit and Crochet Group has picked a project that could use our help in our community. Our project this time was for the Ocala Domestic/Sexual Assault Center and we did another great job for them. We had more than 200 crochet and knitted items along with more than 200 personal items (soap, shampoo etc.) as well as household, clothing and toys for the children. The group gives a big thank you to those who helped in our collection. The donations were taken to the Center and we were greeted with appreciation and amazement for what we had accomplished. They could not get over our donation that would help them during the Holiday. In researching more places that could be helped by us we found The Center which is part of Kids Central Inc. that helps foster children no matter where they are placed. So our next project will be hats, scarfs, mittens for older children within the foster care system. We are 14 ladies who meet every Tuesday, we knit, crochet and most of all we laugh. But, when we ask our community to help, they always come together and join us in our endeavor. The Knit and Crochet Group items. P INE RUN Pine Run group helps for holidays standing, planning, and paying for longterm care. Long-term care covers a variety of services that includes medical and non-medical care to people who have a chronic illness or disability. It helps meet health or personal needs and assists people with support services for the activities of daily living like dressing and bathing and can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living or in nursing homes. A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that people who reach age 65 will likely have a 40 percent chance of entering a nursing home, and about 10 percent of the people who enter a nursing home will stay there five years or more. The cost of long-term care can vary quite a bit depending on what kind of care you need, where you get the care, and where you live. This seminar includes a complimentary lunch, and tickets are $1.00, which is refunded to you at the door. Please pick up your tickets at the Activities Office on Fridays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and at the Tuesday morning Socials if you would like to attend. Sallys BuddiesEntertainer and impressionist Sally Langwah will bring her Broadway Buddies performance to Marion Landing on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. Sally performs over 30 impressions, and this show will include tributes to Cher, Reba, Liza, Bette, Sarah, Julie, Marilyn, Catherine and Abbas Agnetha. If youve ever seen Sally before, you know youre in for a treat. 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. Tickets for the show are $3 each and are available at Tuesday morning Socials and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Calling all craftersMarion Landing will be holding its first crafts only fair on Saturday, Mar. 31, and we are looking for crafty residents who would be interested in participating. We are striving to make this a true craft sale, so participants should make sure their items are hand crafted, said Merry Anne Krell, fair organizer. We would love to see crafts that include quilting, knitting, and crocheting; floral arranging, original jewelry and macram; woodworking, paintings, and anything else hand made. There will be no charge for the tables; but space is limited, so tables will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. The Craft Fair will be open to the public, and all proceeds from their sales will go to the crafter. The next Craft Fair meeting will be held on Jan. 13 in the Great Room at 11 a.m. If you are interested in participating, please put your name on the sign-up sheet hanging on the Activity Wall. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. There are still a few tickets left to see the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the St. Pete Times Forum. Tickets are $115 and include round-trip bus transportation from Marion Landing, great reserved Club Sideline seats in sections 217 and 218, and bus driver tip. The game begins at 7:30 p.m., and the bus will leave at 4:45 p.m., returning approximately 12:30 a.m. The layout of the Forum, as well as reservation information, is posted on the Travel Board. Travel to Clearwater on Saturday, Feb. 4, to the Early Bird Dinner Theater to see Lie, Cheat and Genuflect, a laughpacked farce of twists, turns, puns and pratfalls. Tickets are $66 and include round-trip motor coach, hot buffet luncheon, all tax and gratuities. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more information. Spring training is right around the corner, and there are only a few seats left for the trip to see the Phillies vs. the Red Sox at Bright House Field in Clearwater on Monday, Mar. 26, 2012. Tickets are $59 and include round trip bus transportation, reserved premium seats for the 1 p.m. game and tip for the driver. Lunch is on your own in the ballpark. The bus departs Marion Landing about 10:30 a.m. and returns approximately 6 p.m. Payment is due by Jan. 5 and is non-refundable. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the Travel Board. Plan ahead and make your reservation for the popular Nashville show trip from May 6-12, 2012. This 7 day/6night spring trip includes a guided tour of Nashville, ride on the Delta Flatboats inside the Opryland Hotel, and an evening at the Grand Ole Opry. You will also visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, have dinner and enjoy a show at the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre, tour beautiful Belle Meade Plantations, visit Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store, and ride the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway in Chattanooga. There will also be time to explore on your own. For more information, please see the flyer posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 H ere is the lastest update on what trips still have openings. Please book early if you would like to go on any of these trips. Dec. 28, Stetson Mansion March 9, Who Dun It Murder Mystery at the Palace Grand March 12-15, Biloxi March 23, Lets Hang On at the Palace Grand A Tribute to Frankie Vallie April 5, Las Vegas Jackpot at the Show Palace May 10, Baby Winter Park Playhouse May 17, Separate Beds at the Early Bird Dinner Theatre May 21-25, Myrtle Beach 4 nights 5 days May 31, Swing at the Show Palace June 02, The Buddy Holly Story at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre June 23, New York Nights at the Show Palace Nov. 11-18, Allure of the Seas Marion County Hospice Fundraiser Cruise in Memory of Frank ArcherUpcoming eventsMovie Night Tuesday, Jan 3, at 6 p.m. Every Which Way but Loose starring Clint Eastwood and Clyde. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in 6 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com C hristmas is Sunday. Theres still time to do that last-minute shopping where you get to fight everyone else to get those perfect gifts before the stores close. This can wear you to a frazzle. So, while the kids anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus, take a break, relax and stop at Pun Alley for some punny stories. Santas bullEvery Christmas Eve, Santas reindeer complete a long and tiring journey. Before they depart, Santas sled has to be pulled to several North Pole stops while it is loaded. To keep the reindeer fresh for their trip, Santa acquired a bull for the loading task. He selected one with a nose just like Rudolphs, so it could see where it was going. When the sleigh had been fully loaded, and Santa had departed one particularly cold Christmas Eve, an elf led the animal back to the barn, where it immediately headed for the fireplace. The elf ran to the house, and with great excitement brought Mrs. Claus out to the barn, for there, in front of them, was proof positive of glow-bull warming. Christmas HorseAlong with the three wise men, the shepherds, and the others who showed up at the manger, there was also a fellow on a white charger, wearing a suit of armor. But he never got as famous. In fact, only one song celebrates his part in the proceedings, O Holy Knight. Stocking StuffersOne local department store has two Santas one for regular kids and one for kids who want 10 toys or less. I just bought my Christmas tree. I think I made a mistake though. I bought the three-year extended warranty. The TV news people keep saying that this could be the greatest Christmas we ever had. I thought the first one was. Christmas is the time when everyone gets Santamental. May I speak to the person in charge of gift wrap? Sorry, shes all tied up!Twas a Florida ChristmasTwas the night before Christmas and all through Ocala town, no noses were frozen, no snow fluttered down, no children in flannels were tucked into bed, they all wore shorty pajamas instead. To find wreaths of holly, twas not very hard, for holly trees grew in every back yard. In front of the houses, Dads and Moms were adorning the bushes, trees and palms. The sleeping kiddies were dreaming in glee, hoping to find bicycles under the tree. They all knew that Santa was well on his way, in a Mercedes-Benz, instead of a sleigh. And soon he arrived and started to work, he hadnt a second to linger or shirk. He whizzed up the highways and zoomed up the road, in an SL 300, delivering his loads. The full moon gave Ocala a glow, and lighted the way for old Santa below. As he jumped from the auto he gave a wee chuckle, he was dressed in Bermudas with an Ivy league buckle, There werent any chimneys, but that caused no gloom, for Santa came in through the Florida room. He stopped at each house, stayed only a minute, emptying his sack of stuff that was in it. Before he departed, he treated himself to a glass of orange juice upon the shelf. He turned with a jerk and bounced to the car, remembering he still had to go very far. He shifted the gears and stepped on the gas and up I-75 he went like a flash. And I heard him exclaim as he went on his way, Merry Christmas yall, I wish I could stay! While this weeks column has been some fun, let us remember that the real joy of Christmas comes from celebrating the birthday of Jesus Christ. Oak Run residents Dick and Jane Frank wish you all a Merry Christmas! Here comes Santa ... to Pun Alley P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELScouts good turnBoy Scouts from Troop 411 did their good turn on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Walmart on State Road 200 for several hours. They took time from their busy holiday schedules to help raise money for the Salvation Army. Their arms were tired from ringing the bell but they got service hours for the bell ringing toward their next rank. Both Scouts have earned their First Class rank and are looking for the next rank of Star. Each higher rank requires more effort on the Scouts part as well as parental support. To earn the highest rank of Eagle they must have done many more service hours and 21 merit badges before they turn 18. The troop leaders have a boy-led troop but are there to guide them. For more information about Troop 411 please call Anissa or Phil Brescia at 352-854-8609. Shown in the phots are Austin Savarese, left, and D.J. Lapresto. 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A t the Dec. 6 Homeowner Forum, Mary Ann Hall was recognized for her dedication to the Marion Landing Community. Mary Ann has lived in Marion Landing for almost 19 years and, according to Board Secretary Connie Rowe, has not let them go to waste. Since moving here from South Florida, Mary Ann has been a very active as an editor of The Communicator, is a member of the Sunshine Committee, and has participated in a number of Little Theatre productions and Marion Landing variety shows. Mary Ann is also a Hospice volunteer, coordinates the communitys monthly collection of food for Interfaith and helps with our Annual Food Drive. In her spare time, she has found time to write and published a novel. Connie presented Mary Ann with the framed certificate, and said, We are proud to present the Volunteer Recognition award to Mary Ann Hall. Mary Anns engraved plaque will join the more than 141 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center.Holiday decorating contestJudging for the annual Marion Landing Holiday Outdoor Decorating Contest continues through Dec. 30. All Marion Landing homes that are decorated will be included; and remember, its important to make sure your decorations can be seen in the day as well as evening. Certificates and cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners, so be sure to attend the Jan. 3 Homeowner Forum when the winners will be announced. Good luck, and happy decorating. New Years Eve danceLast chance to get your tickets for the New Years Eve Dance. Sharon and Ken Talbert, dance organizers, invite you to spend New Years Eve at Marion Landings Silver Palace from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. to welcome in the New Year. Singles are most welcome; you dont have to be a couple to enjoy the celebration, said Sharon. Music from the 50s, 60s, and more recent times will be provided by Times of Your Life Entertainment D.J. A list of favorites is posted on the Activity Wall, and youre more than welcome to request your special song. The D.J. will be happy to play your requests for your dancing or listening pleasure. Be sure to bring an appetizer to share for the hors doeuvre table, as well as a beverage and snacks for your table. Hats and noise makers, ice and cups will be furnished for you. Dressy or business casual attire is requested. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Tuesday morning Socials or in the Activities Office during ticket hoursbut theyre limited to 125, so get yours soon if you want to share in the festivities. Free seminar On Thursday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m., Ms. Laura Sams from Great American Insurance & Finance Co. will present an informational seminar to Marion Landing residents on under-Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Stone. I am grateful for the support of the commission, staff and concerned citizens for their input. District Four Commissioner Carl Zalak, III discussed the impact of the agreement on citizen disposal fees and overall solid waste costs. This agreement will allow us to be good stewards of our tax dollars and keep residential disposal fees low, Zalak said. It will save us, at a bare minimum, $60 million in solid waste costs. The county also has a number of security provisions in the contract if any problems should occur with the companys performance of the agreement. For example, there are safeguards built into the contract that would enable Marion County to take over operation of the landfill should A.C.M.S. default in its obligations. A.C.M.S. anticipates beginning construction for the landfill in January 2012. Construction is expected to last for approximately one year, after which the county would be able to use the site for disposal. WASTECONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Tournament sites include: Stone Creek, Ocala; RedTail, Sorrento; Juliette Falls, Dunnellon; Timacuan, Lake Mary; Black Bear, Eustis; Country Club of Ocala; Mission Inn, Howey-in-theHills; Golden Hills, Ocala; Alaqua, Longwood; Eagle Dunes, Sorrento; Black Diamond, Lecanto; Southern Hills, Brooksville; Harbor Hills, Lady Lake; and, World Woods, Homosassa Springs. The tournaments at Mission Inn and World Woods are major 2-day, 36-hole tournaments that award double points and prizes. This often affects the standings in each flight since the top ten points leaders in each flight are invited to the National Championship held in November. Tournament format is gross stroke play, with USGA rules in effect. A software program tracks each players handicap to ensure participants are placed in their proper flight. Once you begin playing on Tour, the integrity of each flight is kept and many players are moved up in flights during the season. A Skins game is also available. Players are truly treated like pros, says local Tour Director Jim Castello, This Tour gives competitive golfers the opportunity to test their skills on some of the finest courses in the area with some of the areas finest players. Tour President Dennis McCormac, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., heads-up the 13-year old Tour in 12 markets across the country. A Tour member in North Central Florida can play in any Senior Amateur Golf Tour event in any of our other Tour cities and a percentage of their points accumulate in their home Tour, said McCormac, emphasizing that this is a huge benefit for those who travel, especially those who Winter in Florida and Summer in the North. Tour membership fee is $85 and includes a tour gift pack, plus reduced rates on Tournament practice rounds. Entry fees vary with each event, and include cart, green fees, range balls and prizes. Golfers can check the Tour Manual, schedule, and sign up and pay by credit card at www.senioramateurgolftour.net. For more information contact Tour Director: Jim Castello, 352-446-3446; or, email at ncflorida@amateurgolftour.net. GOLF CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 for elimination of the IRS. He said that the EPA should be housed in an office no bigger than this room. The meeting was held in Berean Baptist Church in southwest Ocala. He also added that the Department of Education ought to be gone. He was asked about term limits and joked that some politicians should be limited to two terms, one in office and one in prison. He said he favored term limits for the House and Senate. We send the biggest idiots to Washington. He also said, I want about half the Republicans thrown out and I want all the Democrats thrown out. Attendees at the regular meeting of the organization were treated to a performance by Todd Allen Herendeen, who impersonated and sang songs by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, Roy Orbison and Neil Diamond. He was backed up by his wife, Angel, and four other band members, including two guitars, drums and a keyboard, which had the place rockin. Earlier he had told the crowd in a warmup before the band entertained, Im 66, and its our generation that let this country get in the shape its in. It started with taking prayers out of the schools, and most families took prayer out of the home, Im afraid. He said he had heard since the days of Barry Goldwater that if we dont get control of spending our children and grandchildren are going to be affected. Well, we are the children and grandchildren. We have the greatest laws on the planet thats ever been written by anybody, and we have to go by them. We have to get business back in America. Later, he added a sports analogy, talking about the player who wants the ball when the game is on the line. He said that he is that player. I will not choke, I may miss some shots, but I will not choke. McNeil has produced a 20-page booklet which outlines his plan. The booklet was distributed at the meeting, and is also available for a free download online at www.mcneil2012.com. Citing the fact that he was a businessman and not a politician, he commented, Ive never held political office, but I intend to hold this one. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 7 1 1 1 9 3 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best D espite my disdain for fairy tales and fictional happy endings, I was taken by Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol from first reading. I was captured again by the 1951 best ever movie rendition of the story, starring Alistair Sim. The seasonal life story of Ebenezer Scrooge is about an emotionally neglected childhood, a relentless rise to success as a money lender, and a lonely life of humbug after his only friend and partner, Jacob Marley, had passed away. The name Scrooge is a contraction of the uncomplimentary words screw and gouge. The storys mission of Marleys first ghost is to cause Scrooge to acknowledge his lifelong loneliness. The woman he loved turned away from him because of his greed. And his dear sister Fan died in childbirth. Marleys second ghost, the spirit of the present, intends to shake Scrooges conscience by revealing the home life of his under-paid clerk Bob Cratchit and his children. Despite their poverty and the declining health of their lame son, TinyTim, the Cratchits emit humble joy over the Christmas season. The final ghost, of Christmas yet to come, does not speak. Instead he depicts for Scrooge the sadness which the Cratchit family will experience on the passing of Tiny Tim, and by contrast shows Scrooge the lonely and unmourned death which he will suffer for his sins. When he wrote his little Christmas book, Dickens was deep in debt, and his inspiration was undoubtedly his own childhood. He was one of eight children, whose father was a poorly paid clerk like Bob Cratchit. Father and all eight children went to debtors prison when Dickens was 12. Dickens was allowed out to work in a shoe blacking factory to help feed his family in prison. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 S o now the feds want to take away my right to use my cell phone in my car, including a hands-free device. Talk about government intrusion into something that is none of their business. Ill concede that sometimes talking on a cell phone that is not hands-free can be distracting. And I dont believe anyone should be texting or checking email while driving. The only things that should be allowed are by voice. But trying to ban a hands-free device is completely out of line. What about companies such as Onstar, who provide you with a voice phone with your service in your car? Are they going to force this company to take out this factory-installed feature? But if theyre going to ban use of cell phones by the hands, what about other things? Heres a list of things Ive seen people doing on the roads. Eating a sandwich with one hand and holding a drink in another, while trying to drive at the same time. Is the government going to ban all eating in cars by the driver? Trying to change a CD in the CD player while driving down the road. Are we going to ban all CD players in cars? Are you only going to be allowed to listen to whatever CD is in your player over and over (some of us cant afford to have fancy CD changers in the car). Trying to change the radio station in the car. Same as CDs. Are we going to force people to listen to the same radio station all the time, changing it only when they stop? Might be OK locally but what about the Interstate where you may not stop for a couple of hours and the radio station goes out of range. (People do still listen to radio stations, dont they?) Trying to read a GPS as they drive down the road. Can you imagine if everyone had to suddenly stop to look up directions on their GPS? Wed probably have a bunch of rear-end collisions. So the feds and the state need to think this over carefully. Ban texting Im all for that. But technology is moving a lot faster than our state legislators and federal officials. They need to let the market play out and see what people will be using in the future. Time for me to put an end to this column. Im almost at the office and Ive been typing it on my laptop as I drive along State Road 200. Dont worry, just kidding. Ive actually been listening to a Christmas CD over, and over, and over Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at editor@smcitizen.com or at 352-854-3986. 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. I n September 1897, Francis Pharcellus Church, a former Civil War correspondent and editor at the New York Sun, received a letter from the then 8-year-old Virginia OHanlon. In her letter, young Virginia wrote:Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, If you see it in the Sun, its so. Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? Virginia OHanlon 115 West Ninety-Fifth StreetVirginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except what they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be mens or childrens, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but thats no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You may tear apart the babys rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Those were times of cruel child labor, when many orphans lived in the streets. After their release from prison, the Dickens family lived for a time in a boarding house in Camden Town, the fictional site of the Cratchit household. The Dickenses were eventually evicted again from their meager quarters because they were unable to keep up with the rent. Dickens suffered some lifelong bitterness about his sense of being abandoned in childhood. Nonetheless, from time to time after he became a successful author, he provided financial support to his family members. The spiritual message of A Christmas Carol is Scrooges delight at just being alive on Christmas morning, in appreciation for which he sent a goose to the Cratchits and accepted dinner with his loving nephew Fred. His redemption was evidenced thereafter as a respected and beloved citizen. Dickens real-life contribution to the holy day is remembrance of him as the writer who renewed a spirit of Christmas during terrible times for the working poor and many who lived and died without a job and without hope. Fortunate are we who live in a time when no one is imprisoned for being poor. Merry Christmas to all. FLYNNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Payroll tax cutThe payroll tax cut sounds like a wonderful way to help working people earn approximately $1,000 per year per worker to offset their living expenses. How many wage earners realize that this is money that should be going into the Social Security trust fund to pay for their future benefits? Year after year we hear that Social Security is in deep financial trouble unless it receives more income or pays out smaller benefits per worker. How can this administration be in favor of the payroll tax cut when it keeps money from shoring up and helping Social Security remain solvent? I generally support the Democrats on most issues because they try to help working people take care of their families. I look at this payroll tax cut program as paying working people their Social Security while they are still working and in the near future cutting benefits for those that need Social Security to survive. Jerry Segovis OTOW LETTER TO THE EDITOR RELIGION Countryside Presbyterian Church Christmas Eve Candlelight, carol and communion service at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24. Traditional Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec 25 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala with Pastor Gary Marshall officiating. For further information, please call 352-237-4633 Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Candelight Communion Service, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25: Christmas morning Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Episcopal Church of the AdventHere are the following dates and services for Christmas and New Years Day: Christmas Services: Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. Family Service Holy Eucharist Christmas Eve: 10 p.m. Solemn High Candlelight Mass Christmas Day: 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist New Years Day Sunday Services: 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Church of the Advent is at 11251 S.W. Hwy. 484 (1.2 Miles west of State Road 200, Ocala) Office number is 352-465-7272. Please call for further information. Our Redeemer Lutheran Christmas Eve Service is on Dec. 24 at 4 and 7 p.m. Christmas Day, Dec. 25, one service at 10 a.m. New Years Day, one service at 10 a.m. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is at 5200 S.W. State Road 200. Everyone is invited to come and worship with us. For more information please call 352-237-2233. St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Dec. 25. Every second Sunday, following the Mass, Dr. Myriame Vastey, a family practice physician, presents a program on the prevention of cholesterol, diabetes, etc. These meetings are open to all parishioners. The Spanish Posada celebration will take place every evening at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 through Dec. 23. A Mass will be celebrated only on Dec. 23. Christmas Masses start on Dec. 24 with the Childrens Mass at 4 p.m. At 9:30 p.m. the Choirs will present a Christmas music program. Following is a Mass at 10 p.m. This is a new Christmas Eve schedule replacing the Midnight Mass. On Christmas day there are two Masses. The first is at 9 a.m. in English with a Spanish Mass at 11 a.m. College Park ChurchCollege Park Church, 3140 S.W. 26th St., across from CF, will host a Carols, Candles & Communion Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. A hot wassail and cookies reception will follow. The church will hold a traditional worship service on Christmas Day, Dec. 25 at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 352-237-2247. Bethesda Church As the season of blessing approaches to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior we invite you to join us for a Christmas Eve dinner celebration and worship extravaganza. The evening will include live music, dancing, drama and great food for all. There is no charge, just come and celebrate with us because Jesus is the reason for this Joyous season. It will be Saturday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. More religion on Page 10 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 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 0009WYI adventepiscopal.net 0009CQ2 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 Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Study 12:00 Noon 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 0009JFO 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 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 0009E2I 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 0009HTA Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 0009W2W 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 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 0009HW2 Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith 0009CI0 7768 SW Hwy. 200 (352) 237-4633 www.cpcocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Nursery Available Pastor Gary O. Marshall Your Spiritual Home 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! 0009HUU Conservative Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10 AM ongoing series on the Life of Jesus Christ Community Church 0009LQL 861-7716 Harley Towler, Pastor Graduate of Moody Bible Institute Located one mile west of State Road 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) 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. 0009HCI 0 0 0 A 3 P K Westleyan-Holiness tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000A32B 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. 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 0009HPG 0009CHR 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 00099C4 0009ENS 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 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 0009CHY S u n d a y W o r s h i p 8 : 1 5 a m & 1 1 : 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... 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Joy Lutheran ChurchChristmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, will be celebrated at two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. The Rev. Edward Holloway Jr., Senior Pastor, will preside and preach the Christmas message. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, worship service will be at 10 a.m. New Years Day, in honor of the Naming of Jesus, will be celebrated at one service on Sunday, Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. The Joy Vocal and Bell Choirs will perform and Senior Pastor, Edward Holloway, Jr. will preach the New Year message. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information, call 352854-4509 ext 221. Maranatha Baptist ChurchThe Maranatha Baptist Church Choir will present a musical The Promised Hope under the direction of Joyce Warner, and co-directors, Shirley Roberts and Mary Walker, on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 10:45 a.m. All are invited to come and celebrate this special time of year with us. Continuing children programs: 1. The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is ongoing and always open to young people from ages 3 to 18. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Church. 2. The childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) invites all children from 1st grade through 12th grade to participate. Ms. Pat Haas is the director and will welcome the children and show them how enjoyable it is to be part of the J.A.M. choir. Practice is from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday evening at the Church. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. You may call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church. College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to a join us for a Communion Service on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24. There will be two services one at 4 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. College Road Baptist Church is at 5010 S.W. College Road (State Road 200), 1.7 miles west of I-75. For more information, call 352-237-5741. Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Chanukah party on December 25, 2011 at 4pm at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, Building 300 in Ocala. The event will celebrate the Festival of Lights with the traditional lighting of the Chanukah candles, followed by singing, games and a festive meal featuring roast brisket of beef and potato latkes, (pancakes) vegetable and an array of desserts. The cost is $18. Please RSVP to Estelle (352-861-2542) to make a reservation. Congregation Beth Israel is the only Reconstructionist Jewish community in the 200 corridor and welcomes all to come and experience the joy and warmth of this festival with the Beth Israel community. Congregation Beth Israel is under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. It is a liberal, inclusive, progressive community. For further information, visit our website: wwwbethisraelocala.org or contact Judi at 352-237-8277. Ocala West Church of the NazareneThe Ocala West Church of the Nazarene Sunday School Presents: The Birth of Jesus Christ Christmas Play on Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. The church is at 8554 S.W. 60th Ave.. Phone is 352-861-0755. Rev. Curt Dowling is the pastor. Tiffany Coburn will be featured in concert on Dec. 25 at 10:30 a.m. Tiffany sings with the Liberty Singers at Walt Disneys Epcot. Her professionalism and spirit is something you will want to see. More on Page 11Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com RELIGION Closest to the Pin Shootout. All of the members who were closest to a pin in the Friday games were given one shot for each of their successes. There were two white flights and two senior flights. The winner in the first white flight was Ron Catapano, who put his shot 5 7 from the hole. In second with a shot of 6 was Hal Loomis. The second white flight winner was Vince Connolly with a shot 15 from the hole. Second with a shot 33 was Bruce Stover. The first senior flight winner destroyed all the hopes of his competitors. Chuck Engel put his shot in the hole for a hole in one! You could hear the air go out of all the other contestants. In second with a shot 6 from the hole was Don Aubrey. The second senior flight winner with a shot of 3 was Mike Madill, followed by Steve Szabo with a shot 5 from the hole. Congratulations to all for their fine efforts, and especially to Chuck. On Dec. 16 we had our usual Friday game with all scores counting on the par 3s, three scores counting on the par 4s, and two scores on the par 5s. The winners with a score of 189 were Allen Millett, Bob Albright, Gene Topp, and Joe Paller. In second with a score of 191 were Dale Wurzburger, Bill Start, Bill Ellin, and Duke Slayton, Third went to the team of Ron Tennant, Frank Kelley, Fred West, and Paul Valois with a score of 193. Closest to the pin were Dick Feltenberger, Mark Best, Steve Szabo, and Don Aubrey. Remember, get your ROMGA dues in before the start of the new year, as we have some good tournaments scheduled, and of course the Friday games. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. Carol Anns Corner Friends and I who attended the Pancake Breakfast on Dec. 17 want to thank the volunteers who made possible the lovely breakfast!! Too often we forget to thank the many volunteers who make the many activities we enjoy in Oak Run. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 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. Typed copy or hard copy photos can be placed in Carols cubby across the street from her house but should be submitted earlier as they take longer to process. The names of the people in all photos must be included. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Moose Lodge activitiesFriday, Dec. 23: Baked or fried fish / shrimp starting at 5 p.m., karaoke by The Carriers. Saturday, Dec. 24: Show Me the Money at 2 p.m., Queen of Hearts at 5 p.m. Bring a dish. Sunday, Dec. 25: Merry Christmas. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Temple Beth ShalomThe community is cordially invited to attend a special Chanukah Celebration, led by Rabbi Zeev Harari of Temple Beth Shalom of Ocala. This will take place on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Collins Resource Center, located in Suite 300-303 of TimberRidge Medical complex on State Road 200. Rabbi Harari will share his music, his stories and some interesting facts about Chanukah. Potato Latkes and other refreshments will be served. Rabbi Harari looks forward to greeting you. For more information call 352-629-3587. Christmas Eve Service at UCCJoin us on Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m. for our beautiful and moving Christmas Eve Service. The choir will sing and members of the congregation will form The Christmas Cross for the lighting ceremony. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Phone number is 352-237-3035. Reflections Church Reflections Church, which meets at the Citrus Springs Community Center, will have a Christmas Eve worship service on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. There will be no worship service on Sunday, Christmas Day. New Years Day worship service will be at the usual 10:15 a.m. time on Sunday, Jan. 1. RELIGION A lthough I may look a little stodgy on the outside with a few gray hairs blossoming on the top, I still know how to celebrate, and this is the time of the year to do that sort of thing. I love a good Christmas celebration. For the last few years, I have never had to check my calendar to know when it is time to celebrate the Christmas season. It seems that the Thanksgiving Christmas time: Merry is as merry celebrates O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder turkey always gives rise to what I shall refer to as the Holiday Turkey. No sooner is my Thanksgiving turkey resting snugly inside of me when the Holiday Turkeys begin their assault on Christmas. Do not let this get out, but I love it. Some people are quite offended when these Holiday Turkeys begin their assault on Christmas. I would be insulted if they did not. I expect them to attack anything to do with Christmas. It just goes to show that the Christmas story has not lost its offense. Those of us who celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ embrace this time of the year with a great deal of joy and praise. After all, we are celebrating the fact that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. What better message to celebrate at this time of year when most people are having a difficult time. Dont get me wrong here. I believe in celebrating Jesus Christ every day. There is something special about setting aside one day out of the year to recognize his birth. I do not worship the manger nor do I venerate the three wise men. I do, however, appreciate the fact that Jesus Christ came into this world and it certainly is my privilege once a year to celebrate His birthday. I know He PLEASESEESNYDER PAGE12 shows were seen and included the Shoji Tabuchi Christmas Show, Hollywoods Christmas Spectacular (where this picture was taken), Kirby Vanburch Magic Show, John Denver Tribute, Twelve Irish Tenors, Clay Coopers Country Music Show, Cassandre and the Branson Bell Dinner and cruise! Next April Oak Run Travel is planning a trip to Washington, D.C., and a second bus has been added due to the demand. If you are interested in going on this trip call Jack and Eleanor Foggan to get the details and to sign up for the trip. Neighborhoods One and Five PartyThank you all for attending the best Christmas party that was put together for Neighborhoods One and Five. There were about 110 attendees for a catered dinner by Carla, which was outstandingly delicious. We had entertainment by Joy and her Good Time Cloggers and special music by Harry and Lorna Chambers. We all had a great time, good food, nine 50/50 winners of $10 each, many gifts that were donated and a special wind chime that was made by Jerry Spitzack. Thanks to all who set up and cleaned up. Blessings and Merry Christmas.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday Dec. 6, we had our annual Christmas tournament and luncheon. The team game was Two Best Ball. The 1st place team was Roseann Lavacca, Bea Terry, Gayle Feeman and Leslie Rizzo; 2nd place Elsa Berbig, Jan Tennant, Gigi Bagg and Ginger Drake; 3rd place Pat Blackburn, Lynn Houghton, Joanne Morris and a blind. The luncheon after golf, catered by Royal Oaks, was delicious! On Tuesday, Dec. 13, we played Individual Low Net. The winners were: First Flight 1st place Pat Blackburn, 2nd place Diana Galla, 3rd place tie Roseann Lavacca and Sylvia Zappia; Second Flight 1st place Joanne Ellis, 2nd place Janet Tully, 3rd place Barb Scozzafava; Third Flight 1st place Ginger Drake, 2nd place Inge Szabo, 3rd place Mary Kay Frandsen. Joanne Ellis was Closest to the Pin. Everyone is busy with Christmas preparations so golf is a welcome diversion!! Our league wishes everyone a wonderful Christmas season and a healthy, happy 2012. We also thank Lorie Wilkes and Sue and Art Wile for making Royal Oaks the great club that it is. Royal Oaks Lady NinersDec. 8 the Lady Niners invited their spouse/ friends to play in the Nutcracker Scramble. Golf was followed by cocktails and appetizers in the Members Room, then dinner in the dining room. It was a very festive occasion and everyone had a good time. Thanks go to everyone involved in making this happen! Dec. 15 was our year-end scramble, meeting and luncheon. The winning team was Rae Stover, Jeannie Konicki, Ilene Simnowitz and B.J. Lassiter. Second place went to the team of Elsa Berbig, Judie Okonek, Vange Bell and Vicki Ellin. The team of Phyllis Oldfield, Bette Johnson and Diana Schmidt were third. Rae Stover won the closest to the pin contest. Elsa Berbig made a chip-in on the 2nd hole, and Brenda Raider made a chip-in on the 4th hole. Congratulations to all. During the meeting, the election of officers for 2012 was held. They are: Co-Presidents: Eleanor Cerlenko and Cindy Kocher Vice-President: Ilene Simnowitz Secretary: Salita Timmermeyer Treasurer: Patty Waddell Our appreciation goes to Diana Schmidt for her two years as co-president and to Joan Scholl for her two years as secretary. The luncheon was very festive with beautifully decorated table by Sally Crass, with favors by Ilene Simnowitz. For dessert, we enjoyed cookies that everyone brought for a cookie exchange. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and safe New Year! Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn Dec. 9, following our December Ender Tournament, we had the annual OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 The folks on the trip to Branson. PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE19 000A4V1 Great Gifts For Every Woman On Your List! 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State Road 200, Suite 108 Personal Care Medical 6035 S.W. 54 St., Suite 200 (Right off 60th Ave/Airport Rd.) 2nd Chance Consignment & Curves both in Jasmine Plaza at 6128 S.W. State Rd. 200 Yours Truly 8449 S.W. State Road 200 in Friendship Plaza 000A357 NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! ACCEPTING MEDICAID INCLUDING CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS Now Open on Fridays 0009TVO T E E P E E T I R E & B U D G E T M U F F L E R T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 Tee Pee Tire Lube-Oil-Filter Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts & Hoses Must present coupon. Not valid w/any other offer. Expires 12/30/11 FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change Up to 5 qts. oil. 10-W-30 or 15-W-40 $ 21 95 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. Pine Ave. 622-0075 $ 10 00 OFF 4 Wheel Alignment Shims & Parts Extra Call for appointment Must present coupon. Offer good at St. Rd. 200 location only. Not valid w/any other offer. Expires 12/30/11 Happy Holidays from Our Family To Yours 2012 Calendars are here We know tires Dare to compare 000A49E L i n d a s H a i r S t u d i o J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 000A4FF L ou Ann e is back to work Wishing all our clients & friends the Blessing of the Season. Alyce, Lou Anne, Steve, Gary, Jean & Linda H a p p y H o l i d a y s H a p p y H o l i d a y s Happy Holidays

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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com was not born on Dec. 25, but it is the thought that counts. Even those who do celebrate Christmas sometime celebrate the wrong thing. People who do not have much money spend themselves poor getting Christmas presents for their family, and then they spend the rest of the year trying to pay off those purchases. That is a nice gesture but that is not the reason for the season. Instead of spending money this year for your family, why not spend a little time with them. That will do more good than something you buy in the store that will be obsolete by the time they open it Christmas morning. Then there are those who take this time of the year to do nothing but party, party, party. By party, I mean getting so inebriated they have no idea what they are doing or saying. Many people will die during the celebration of Christs birth because of some intoxicated driver. This is not the reason for the season. You can always tell the quality of a person by what they celebrate and how they celebrate. Of course, the Holiday Turkeys will accuse me right here of being judgmental. Perhaps they are right. What is wrong with a little bit of being judgmental? Why is it we can be judgmental in every area of our life except those areas that are matters of life and death. My doctor is so judgmental that sometimes I would like to punch him in the nose. What right does he have to tell me that I have something wrong with me? Well, hes the doctor. How many people have shortened their life by not listening to their judgmental doctor? Some alcohol-saturated person will challenge me and say, You have no right telling me what to do. Im going to have a good time. Dont you judge me. Then they get smashed, jump in their car and end up killing some young family coming home from a Christmas party. That certainly is not the reason for the season. The Christmas season is not the season to get so drunk you do not know what you are doing that you hurt other people and it is not the season to spend yourself into the poor house for the next year or so. The Christmas season is the season to celebrate Gods answer to mans incurable dilemma. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV). The answer to all of mans problem is Jesus Christ. The Christmas season is the season to join with family and neighbor and sing of Gods amazing Grace. Go ahead. Deck your halls with Holly but in the midst of it all, give God the glory in the highest. This is the season for our streets to echo with the joyous celebration of Christ coming into this world. Then there are those who object. I have a proposition for all of the Holiday Turkeys who object to me celebrating Christmas or trying to call it something other than what it really is. You do not have to celebrate the Christmas season; just allow me to celebrate it in a way that I see fit. Then, I will not celebrate April 1 or Halloween but will allow you to celebrate your holidays anyway you want to. I think that is fair. It is a two-forone deal I am not sure anybody could ever pass up. Celebrate your holiday, and I will celebrate the Christmas season and wish all my friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road. He and his wife, Martha, live in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 687-4240, or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church Web site is www.whatafellowship.com SNYDER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Betty Jane Smith Eckerdt, 71Betty Jane Smith Eckerdt, 71, of Ocala, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. She was born in Phillips Town, Ala. She has lived in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky and moved to Ocala in 2000. She was an avid golfer and loved volunteering at the VFW. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, son, Everett, and sister, Elizabeth Haskew. She is survived by her husband, Don; daughter, Donna Smith; four sisters, Doris Holt of Ocala, Mary Lawrence of Alabama, Lynda Fields of Alabama, Vonda Longora of Idaho; half-sister, Vinita Elms of California; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of her life at VFW Post 4781 in the first part of January. Florida Cremation Society provided information. OBITUARY L ittle Theatre is pleased to announce that ticket sale dates are now available for our March play, Sex Please, Were Sixty. Sales will take place in the Orchid Club before bingo on Tuesdays, Jan. 10, Feb. 7 and March 6, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.; during Donut Drop In on Saturdays, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and March 10, from 8 to 10 a.m.; at ORHA meetings Wednesdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and March 14, from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.; during Pancake Breakfast, Saturdays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 25 from 8 to 10 a.m.; before the movies Saturdays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 25 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. In the Palm Grove Club tickets will be sold on Mondays, Jan. 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 13 from 3 to 4 p.m., March 5 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. If you cannot make any of these sale dates please call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908 who will arrange ticket purchases for you. Our premiere dinner theatre presentation is on March 22. Dinner will be catered by Royal Oaks and will feature prime rib of beef, chicken marsala, garlic roasted potatoes, California medley of vegetables, tossed salad, rolls, butter, strawberry cheese shortcake, coffee, tea, and soda. Cost is $30 per person. Cost for seats for our shows on the 23rd through the 25th are $7 for reserved seats and $5 for general admission. On March 22, doors open at 4:45 p.m. with dinner at 5:15 p.m., show at 7 p.m. On the 23rd and 24th doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show is at 7 p.m. On Sunday the 25th doors open at 2:15 p.m. and the show is at 3 p.m. We would like to wish all of our Oak Run friends and neighbors blessings and good will through the holidays. Library Closed Next Two SaturdaysThe library will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, and reopen Monday, Dec. 26. Next week it will be closed Saturday, Dec 31, New Years Eve, and reopen Monday, Jan. 2. Do You Remember? 2009 Cart ParadeTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the 2009 Christmas golf cart parade, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily from Dec. 23 to Dec. 30. ORHA Election Anyone needing an absentee ballot for the Oak Run Homeowners Association election should call Ellen Salenger at 352-8614484. Republican ClubThe Oak Run Republican Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, in the Orchid Club. This will be the last meeting before the January Republican primary election. Local Republican politicians who are vying for 2012 election are invited. All Oak Runners are welcome. Coffee and dessert will be served. For information call Denise Leigh at 352861-0559. Black and White BallThe Ambassadors 12th annual Black and White Ball will take place at Palm Grove on Jan. 14 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. and feature the music of The Z Street Duo. Tickets will be on sale Monday, Jan. 2, in the card room from 8 to 10 a.m. and on Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Little Theatre ticket sale dates announced in Oak Run the Orchid Club lobby from 9 to 10 a.m. Cost is $6 per person. Make checks payable to ORHA; no cash, please. Medical TeamThe Medical Team will meet at 3 p.m. at the Island Club on Monday, Jan 9. All Oak Runners with an interest in things medical are invited. Tuesday/Thursday ExerciseEvery Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. a group of fun and energetic women and men meet at Palm Grove to exercise. We laugh, we talk and, yes, we do low impact exercising. On Dec. 13 we had our yearly holiday party with one-half hour of exercise and one-half hour of wishing each other a happy holiday while we enjoyed coffee, tea, and yummy home baked goodies. Mary and Marianne would like to thank everyone for participating throughout the year. We also want to say a big thank you to all of you who organized the party and last but certainly not least a thank you for the very generous gift given to us. We hope to see you very soon on Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at exercise. Dont wait to make a New Years resolution. Start now and do something good for yourself! Oak Run TravelOver Thanksgiving Dick and Elsa Berbig hosted 41 Oak Runners to Branson, Missouri, for a wonderful five-day, four-night trip. The group stayed at the Grand Plaza Hotel which is in the heart of Branson. Thanksgiving dinner was eaten at McFarlainss Restaurant, and it was delicious. The Murphys and the Hanscoms had an interesting table that elevated while they were eating. Everyone at the other tables knew about the table and were watching the reactions. A good laugh was had by all. Eight PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE18 O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler 0 0 0 A 2 K 8 Crossroads Community Church 8070 SW 60th Ave, Ocala 291-2080 Watch Night Service Pray in the New Year, Dec. 31, starting at 8:30 a.m. Food will be served. Guest speaker Rev. Stephens New Years Day Service Jan. 1, 11 a.m. is beginning of the revival. Continues Jan. 2 to Jan. 4 7 p.m. with Rev. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Toys for children, a party, and travel are the focus of this weeks OTOW Happenings. OTOW Lions ClubBeginning the day after Thanksgiving, residents were asked to contribute toys to needy children. Contributors chose an angel shaped paper from the tree that said, for example, Girl, ages 3-5 and then returned to place a gift under the tree located in the ballroom at the Health and Recreation Building. Toys were picked up at the home of Lion Wendy Phillips on Dec. 17, with a second run required on Dec. 20. Over 300 toys were contributed! They are now being distributed by the Marion County Volunteer Fire Rescue Squad under the leadership of Kim Cromwell, District Captain of the Marion County Volunteer Rescue Squad. Rescue squad member Mike Connally provided the van and the muscle for pickup. Fireman Mike Connelly and Lion Wendy Phillips load van with toys for needy children Helping with toys for needy children PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE16 On Dec. 13, The OTOW Lions Club enjoyed a lovely Christmas party. Members contributed to the contents of a delicious buffet consisting of: turkey; ham; mashed potatoes; yams; green beans; salads; breads; and a host of tasty desserts. Each member brought an unmarked gift, and when a members number was called, he or she chose his or her gift. However, if a participant didnt open his/her gift, an exchange could take place with one already opened, etc. All in all, everyone had a great time! Travel ToppersTravel Toppers new winter brochure is available at OTOW post office locations. Look for the blue box near the newspaper boxes, as well as both levels at the Health & Recreation Building. Please note that the box placed in the library (H&R Building), has been relocated in the library because damage was being done to the holder while placed in the seating area. The holder can be found in the far corner or on a cabinet near the desk. Be certain to pick up a brochure and mark your calendar for the reservation dates of new offerings because some begin as early January 2012. There are still a few seats available for the 25th anniversary show of Les Miserables on Feb. 11 at Tampa. Please call Linda Hein for further information. Additionally, there are a few seats left for Hairspray at the Show Palace on Feb. 4. Call Audrey Mangan if you are interested in attending this show. Travel Toppers wishes each of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a healthy and great New Year and hopes to see you on next years trips! OTOW HAPPENINGS Santa Claus is coming to town, in this van at OTOW. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 All deadlines for next two weeks are one working day earlier than usual 0 0 0 A 2 L Y 9085 S.W. Highway 200 Ocala, FL 34481 (across from Oak Run) SELF STORAGE A/C and Non-A/C units 24/7 electronic gate access 24 hour video surveillance RV & boat storage 50% Off First 2 Months Must present coupon. Not valid w/any other offer. 352-629-7160 www.ocalastoragedepot.com Family Owned and Operated! 0009WZ3 CALL 888-508-4014 2200 State Road 200 in Ocala WE SERVICE ALL MAKES AND MODELS HOLIDAY SERVICE SPECIALS SERVICE DEPARTMENT OPEN UNTIL 6:00 PM $ 29 95 OCALA NISSAN DELUXE SERVICE Includes: Oil & Filter Change Service, Tire Rotation Service, All Fluids T opped Off. PLUS: 100 P oint Cour tesy Inspection inc luding: Oil Leak Checks, Brake Condition Checks, Steering Checks, Suspension Checks, Exhaust System Checks, Cooling System Checks, Wiper System Checks, Battery Checks, Light Operation Checks, T ire Condition Checks, and a Complimentary Exterior Car W ash ALL FOR ONLY CALL (352) 622-41 11 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY! Offer good only with coupon. Cou pon expires Dec. 31, 2011 WINTERIZING SPECIAL Prepare Your Car for Winter 27 Point Inspection, Coolant/Antifreeze Change Fluids Topped Of f, Tire Pressures Adjusted, Hose Inspections $ 59 95 CALL (352) 622-41 11 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT T ODAY! Offer good only with cou pon. Coup on expires Dec. 31, 201 1 Was $ 89 95 NOW 0009RZK 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 8 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE 00071FV 000A3XH CANADIAN MEDS Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Lipitor 100 ct. $99.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs 0009YSD SANFORD AIRPORT & GAINESVILLE REGIONAL 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 0009Y33 B UYING D IAMONDS 1/4 CT TO 20 CT D IAMONDS W ANTED S h a d e s o f B e a u t y 8 6 1 2 0 0 1 Shades of Beauty 861-2001 Next to Scoops Little Joeys Big Lots Owner & Stylist Betty Jo Deana, Diane, Ginger, Janice, Karen, Kathy, Patty, Larry Manicures Spa Pedicures Shellac Nails K A R E N S N A I L S KARENS NAILS 8 1 6 2 4 5 7 816-2457 000A392 Prescription Nails Toe Nail Soak & Cut W e W i s h Y o u & Y o u r F a m i l y We Wish You & Your Family a W o n d e r f u l C h r i s t m a s a Wonderful Christmas F i l l e d w i t h M a n y B l e s s i n g s Filled with Many Blessings 000A4FM Mon. Sat. 9:30 6:00 7380 SW 60th Ave. Airport Road Directly Behind Jasmine Plaza 854-7022 Renaissance Room Est. 1993 A CONSIGNMENT SHOP Wishing All Our Friends, Family and Customers Happy Holidays!

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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com 000A4CI Thanks to our members: 2nd Chance Consignment 2nd Time Around Abba Computers Absolute Security ADT ACN Independant Representative Ruel and Maria Milson Action Jackson AFLAC Ins. American Cancer Society Antoines Changes Arbonne International At Your Service BBVA Compass Bank Beef O Brady Boomtown Media Building Blocks of Ocala Pre-School Carlson Insurance Service Central Florida Eye Institute Central Florida Insurance of Marion Oaks Champion Home Health Care, Inc. Chiropractic USA of Jasmine Closetworks of Ocala Coffee News Comfort Keepers Comp Care LLC Countryside Chem Dry Curves Custom Fabric Creations Decorative Designs Deems Kitchen & Bath Showrooms Dr. Harter & Associates Emeritus Senior Living Expert American Home Service Fairbanks Construction Florida Adventures Food & Health Inc Full Line Photography Studio FWH Associates Blue Cross Blue Shield Gem Galleria Jewelers Gladys Cleaning Service, Inc. of Ocala GNG Document Preparation Services Great Clips H&R Block Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Humana InCare DME Jo-Jos Finishing House Kastle Productions Ken Nadeau Kiefer Realty Kruman Services Inc. Krystal Publications Liberty Tax Service Lowes M&S Bank McLeod Financial Group Merchants and Southern Bank aka M & S Bank Morgan Stanley Smith Barney National Cremation Society Neighborhood Storage Center New Approach Financial, Inc. NuTech Hearing, LLC Ocala Eye Ocala Family Physicians Ocala Golf Cart Supercenter Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce Ocalas Good Life Magazine Padgett Business Services Partylite Personal Care Medical Practices, PLLC Phillips Printing Pre Paid Legal Precision Aluminum Premier Medical Center of Ocala Roberts Funeral Home Rotary Club Sandalwood Rehabilitation and Ergonomics, Inc. SAPP Cable Advertising Scentsy Dawn Costa SCORE Scott Cameron State Farm Security First Solutions Shades of Beauty South Marion Citizen Stentiford Construction Services, Inc. Stone Creek Golf Club Suntrust Bank Swan Financial Services Swan Insurance and Tax Service TD Bank Team Beachbody-Missy Ransome The Back Office The Dressing Room The Gene Martin Show The Karniewicz Law Firm The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa The source WOCA FM 96.7 AM 1370 TMCentral Technoligies Verizon Wireless Villages Computer & Repair Visiting Angels W.E. Bishop, Jr., P.A. West Marion Community Hospital Wilco Electric Willits Financial Services, Inc. Support those businesses that lend a helping hand! During 2011 The West Marion Business Association supported these worthy causes: PACE Center for Girls Interfaith with food & clothing drives Alzheimers Association Special Olympics American Cancer Society CASA Alzheimers Dementia Alliance Weve Promoted Our Members and the Business Community . . .and We Helped Our Community . . .and We Grew Our Membership. More than 700 people attended our two Business Expos. Six after hours mixers offered networking opportunities. Hats Socks Gloves FWH & Associates Blue Cross and Blue Shield 7651 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 108 Personal Care Medical 6035 S.W. 54 St., Suite 200 (Right off 60th Ave/Airport Rd.) 2nd Chance Consignment & Curves both in Jasmine Plaza at 6128 S.W. State Rd. 200 Yours Truly 8449 S.W. State Road 200 in Friendship Plaza Your WMBA businesses say Thank You You can drop off your donations at these locations: The West Marion Business Association is having a hat, gloves and socks drive for the needy in our community. The drive runs through the end of the year. Helping Those In Need ...and We Continue Today. Learn more about the WMBA at westmba.com

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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com 000A4CI Thanks to our members: 2nd Chance Consignment 2nd Time Around Abba Computers Absolute Security ADT ACN Independant Representative Ruel and Maria Milson Action Jackson AFLAC Ins. American Cancer Society Antoines Changes Arbonne International At Your Service BBVA Compass Bank Beef O Brady Boomtown Media Building Blocks of Ocala Pre-School Carlson Insurance Service Central Florida Eye Institute Central Florida Insurance of Marion Oaks Champion Home Health Care, Inc. Chiropractic USA of Jasmine Closetworks of Ocala Coffee News Comfort Keepers Comp Care LLC Countryside Chem Dry Curves Custom Fabric Creations Decorative Designs Deems Kitchen & Bath Showrooms Dr. Harter & Associates Emeritus Senior Living Expert American Home Service Fairbanks Construction Florida Adventures Food & Health Inc Full Line Photography Studio FWH Associates Blue Cross Blue Shield Gem Galleria Jewelers Gladys Cleaning Service, Inc. of Ocala GNG Document Preparation Services Great Clips H&R Block Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Humana InCare DME Jo-Jos Finishing House Kastle Productions Ken Nadeau Kiefer Realty Kruman Services Inc. Krystal Publications Liberty Tax Service Lowes M&S Bank McLeod Financial Group Merchants and Southern Bank aka M & S Bank Morgan Stanley Smith Barney National Cremation Society Neighborhood Storage Center New Approach Financial, Inc. NuTech Hearing, LLC Ocala Eye Ocala Family Physicians Ocala Golf Cart Supercenter Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce Ocalas Good Life Magazine Padgett Business Services Partylite Personal Care Medical Practices, PLLC Phillips Printing Pre Paid Legal Precision Aluminum Premier Medical Center of Ocala Roberts Funeral Home Rotary Club Sandalwood Rehabilitation and Ergonomics, Inc. SAPP Cable Advertising Scentsy Dawn Costa SCORE Scott Cameron State Farm Security First Solutions Shades of Beauty South Marion Citizen Stentiford Construction Services, Inc. Stone Creek Golf Club Suntrust Bank Swan Financial Services Swan Insurance and Tax Service TD Bank Team Beachbody-Missy Ransome The Back Office The Dressing Room The Gene Martin Show The Karniewicz Law Firm The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa The source WOCA FM 96.7 AM 1370 TMCentral Technoligies Verizon Wireless Villages Computer & Repair Visiting Angels W.E. Bishop, Jr., P.A. West Marion Community Hospital Wilco Electric Willits Financial Services, Inc. Support those businesses that lend a helping hand! During 2011 The West Marion Business Association supported these worthy causes: PACE Center for Girls Interfaith with food & clothing drives Alzheimers Association Special Olympics American Cancer Society CASA Alzheimers Dementia Alliance Weve Promoted Our Members and the Business Community . . .and We Helped Our Community . . .and We Grew Our Membership. More than 700 people attended our two Business Expos. Six after hours mixers offered networking opportunities. Hats Socks Gloves FWH & Associates Blue Cross and Blue Shield 7651 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 108 Personal Care Medical 6035 S.W. 54 St., Suite 200 (Right off 60th Ave/Airport Rd.) 2nd Chance Consignment & Curves both in Jasmine Plaza at 6128 S.W. State Rd. 200 Yours Truly 8449 S.W. State Road 200 in Friendship Plaza Your WMBA businesses say Thank You You can drop off your donations at these locations: The West Marion Business Association is having a hat, gloves and socks drive for the needy in our community. The drive runs through the end of the year. Helping Those In Need ...and We Continue Today. Learn more about the WMBA at westmba.com

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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Toys for children, a party, and travel are the focus of this weeks OTOW Happenings. OTOW Lions ClubBeginning the day after Thanksgiving, residents were asked to contribute toys to needy children. Contributors chose an angel shaped paper from the tree that said, for example, Girl, ages 3-5 and then returned to place a gift under the tree located in the ballroom at the Health and Recreation Building. Toys were picked up at the home of Lion Wendy Phillips on Dec. 17, with a second run required on Dec. 20. Over 300 toys were contributed! They are now being distributed by the Marion County Volunteer Fire Rescue Squad under the leadership of Kim Cromwell, District Captain of the Marion County Volunteer Rescue Squad. Rescue squad member Mike Connally provided the van and the muscle for pickup. Fireman Mike Connelly and Lion Wendy Phillips load van with toys for needy children Helping with toys for needy children PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE16 On Dec. 13, The OTOW Lions Club enjoyed a lovely Christmas party. Members contributed to the contents of a delicious buffet consisting of: turkey; ham; mashed potatoes; yams; green beans; salads; breads; and a host of tasty desserts. Each member brought an unmarked gift, and when a members number was called, he or she chose his or her gift. However, if a participant didnt open his/her gift, an exchange could take place with one already opened, etc. All in all, everyone had a great time! Travel ToppersTravel Toppers new winter brochure is available at OTOW post office locations. Look for the blue box near the newspaper boxes, as well as both levels at the Health & Recreation Building. Please note that the box placed in the library (H&R Building), has been relocated in the library because damage was being done to the holder while placed in the seating area. The holder can be found in the far corner or on a cabinet near the desk. Be certain to pick up a brochure and mark your calendar for the reservation dates of new offerings because some begin as early January 2012. There are still a few seats available for the 25th anniversary show of Les Miserables on Feb. 11 at Tampa. Please call Linda Hein for further information. Additionally, there are a few seats left for Hairspray at the Show Palace on Feb. 4. Call Audrey Mangan if you are interested in attending this show. Travel Toppers wishes each of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a healthy and great New Year and hopes to see you on next years trips! OTOW HAPPENINGS Santa Claus is coming to town, in this van at OTOW. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 All deadlines for next two weeks are one working day earlier than usual 0 0 0 A 2 L Y 9085 S.W. Highway 200 Ocala, FL 34481 (across from Oak Run) SELF STORAGE A/C and Non-A/C units 24/7 electronic gate access 24 hour video surveillance RV & boat storage 50% Off First 2 Months Must present coupon. Not valid w/any other offer. 352-629-7160 www.ocalastoragedepot.com Family Owned and Operated! 0009WZ3 CALL 888-508-4014 2200 State Road 200 in Ocala WE SERVICE ALL MAKES AND MODELS HOLIDAY SERVICE SPECIALS SERVICE DEPARTMENT OPEN UNTIL 6:00 PM $ 29 95 OCALA NISSAN DELUXE SERVICE Includes: Oil & Filter Change Service, Tire Rotation Service, All Fluids T opped Off. PLUS: 100 P oint Cour tesy Inspection inc luding: Oil Leak Checks, Brake Condition Checks, Steering Checks, Suspension Checks, Exhaust System Checks, Cooling System Checks, Wiper System Checks, Battery Checks, Light Operation Checks, T ire Condition Checks, and a Complimentary Exterior Car W ash ALL FOR ONLY CALL (352) 622-41 11 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY! Offer good only with coupon. Cou pon expires Dec. 31, 2011 WINTERIZING SPECIAL Prepare Your Car for Winter 27 Point Inspection, Coolant/Antifreeze Change Fluids Topped Of f, Tire Pressures Adjusted, Hose Inspections $ 59 95 CALL (352) 622-41 11 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT T ODAY! Offer good only with cou pon. Coup on expires Dec. 31, 201 1 Was $ 89 95 NOW 0009RZK 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 8 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE 00071FV 000A3XH CANADIAN MEDS Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Lipitor 100 ct. $99.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs 0009YSD SANFORD AIRPORT & GAINESVILLE REGIONAL 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 0009Y33 B UYING D IAMONDS 1/4 CT TO 20 CT D IAMONDS W ANTED S h a d e s o f B e a u t y 8 6 1 2 0 0 1 Shades of Beauty 861-2001 Next to Scoops Little Joeys Big Lots Owner & Stylist Betty Jo Deana, Diane, Ginger, Janice, Karen, Kathy, Patty, Larry Manicures Spa Pedicures Shellac Nails K A R E N S N A I L S KARENS NAILS 8 1 6 2 4 5 7 816-2457 000A392 Prescription Nails Toe Nail Soak & Cut W e W i s h Y o u & Y o u r F a m i l y We Wish You & Your Family a W o n d e r f u l C h r i s t m a s a Wonderful Christmas F i l l e d w i t h M a n y B l e s s i n g s Filled with Many Blessings 000A4FM Mon. Sat. 9:30 6:00 7380 SW 60th Ave. Airport Road Directly Behind Jasmine Plaza 854-7022 Renaissance Room Est. 1993 A CONSIGNMENT SHOP Wishing All Our Friends, Family and Customers Happy Holidays!

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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com was not born on Dec. 25, but it is the thought that counts. Even those who do celebrate Christmas sometime celebrate the wrong thing. People who do not have much money spend themselves poor getting Christmas presents for their family, and then they spend the rest of the year trying to pay off those purchases. That is a nice gesture but that is not the reason for the season. Instead of spending money this year for your family, why not spend a little time with them. That will do more good than something you buy in the store that will be obsolete by the time they open it Christmas morning. Then there are those who take this time of the year to do nothing but party, party, party. By party, I mean getting so inebriated they have no idea what they are doing or saying. Many people will die during the celebration of Christs birth because of some intoxicated driver. This is not the reason for the season. You can always tell the quality of a person by what they celebrate and how they celebrate. Of course, the Holiday Turkeys will accuse me right here of being judgmental. Perhaps they are right. What is wrong with a little bit of being judgmental? Why is it we can be judgmental in every area of our life except those areas that are matters of life and death. My doctor is so judgmental that sometimes I would like to punch him in the nose. What right does he have to tell me that I have something wrong with me? Well, hes the doctor. How many people have shortened their life by not listening to their judgmental doctor? Some alcohol-saturated person will challenge me and say, You have no right telling me what to do. Im going to have a good time. Dont you judge me. Then they get smashed, jump in their car and end up killing some young family coming home from a Christmas party. That certainly is not the reason for the season. The Christmas season is not the season to get so drunk you do not know what you are doing that you hurt other people and it is not the season to spend yourself into the poor house for the next year or so. The Christmas season is the season to celebrate Gods answer to mans incurable dilemma. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV). The answer to all of mans problem is Jesus Christ. The Christmas season is the season to join with family and neighbor and sing of Gods amazing Grace. Go ahead. Deck your halls with Holly but in the midst of it all, give God the glory in the highest. This is the season for our streets to echo with the joyous celebration of Christ coming into this world. Then there are those who object. I have a proposition for all of the Holiday Turkeys who object to me celebrating Christmas or trying to call it something other than what it really is. You do not have to celebrate the Christmas season; just allow me to celebrate it in a way that I see fit. Then, I will not celebrate April 1 or Halloween but will allow you to celebrate your holidays anyway you want to. I think that is fair. It is a two-forone deal I am not sure anybody could ever pass up. Celebrate your holiday, and I will celebrate the Christmas season and wish all my friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road. He and his wife, Martha, live in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 687-4240, or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church Web site is www.whatafellowship.com SNYDER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Betty Jane Smith Eckerdt, 71Betty Jane Smith Eckerdt, 71, of Ocala, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. She was born in Phillips Town, Ala. She has lived in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky and moved to Ocala in 2000. She was an avid golfer and loved volunteering at the VFW. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, son, Everett, and sister, Elizabeth Haskew. She is survived by her husband, Don; daughter, Donna Smith; four sisters, Doris Holt of Ocala, Mary Lawrence of Alabama, Lynda Fields of Alabama, Vonda Longora of Idaho; half-sister, Vinita Elms of California; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of her life at VFW Post 4781 in the first part of January. Florida Cremation Society provided information. OBITUARY L ittle Theatre is pleased to announce that ticket sale dates are now available for our March play, Sex Please, Were Sixty. Sales will take place in the Orchid Club before bingo on Tuesdays, Jan. 10, Feb. 7 and March 6, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.; during Donut Drop In on Saturdays, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and March 10, from 8 to 10 a.m.; at ORHA meetings Wednesdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and March 14, from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.; during Pancake Breakfast, Saturdays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 25 from 8 to 10 a.m.; before the movies Saturdays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 25 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. In the Palm Grove Club tickets will be sold on Mondays, Jan. 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 13 from 3 to 4 p.m., March 5 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. If you cannot make any of these sale dates please call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908 who will arrange ticket purchases for you. Our premiere dinner theatre presentation is on March 22. Dinner will be catered by Royal Oaks and will feature prime rib of beef, chicken marsala, garlic roasted potatoes, California medley of vegetables, tossed salad, rolls, butter, strawberry cheese shortcake, coffee, tea, and soda. Cost is $30 per person. Cost for seats for our shows on the 23rd through the 25th are $7 for reserved seats and $5 for general admission. On March 22, doors open at 4:45 p.m. with dinner at 5:15 p.m., show at 7 p.m. On the 23rd and 24th doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show is at 7 p.m. On Sunday the 25th doors open at 2:15 p.m. and the show is at 3 p.m. We would like to wish all of our Oak Run friends and neighbors blessings and good will through the holidays. Library Closed Next Two SaturdaysThe library will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, and reopen Monday, Dec. 26. Next week it will be closed Saturday, Dec 31, New Years Eve, and reopen Monday, Jan. 2. Do You Remember? 2009 Cart ParadeTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the 2009 Christmas golf cart parade, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily from Dec. 23 to Dec. 30. ORHA Election Anyone needing an absentee ballot for the Oak Run Homeowners Association election should call Ellen Salenger at 352-8614484. Republican ClubThe Oak Run Republican Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, in the Orchid Club. This will be the last meeting before the January Republican primary election. Local Republican politicians who are vying for 2012 election are invited. All Oak Runners are welcome. Coffee and dessert will be served. For information call Denise Leigh at 352861-0559. Black and White BallThe Ambassadors 12th annual Black and White Ball will take place at Palm Grove on Jan. 14 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. and feature the music of The Z Street Duo. Tickets will be on sale Monday, Jan. 2, in the card room from 8 to 10 a.m. and on Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Little Theatre ticket sale dates announced in Oak Run the Orchid Club lobby from 9 to 10 a.m. Cost is $6 per person. Make checks payable to ORHA; no cash, please. Medical TeamThe Medical Team will meet at 3 p.m. at the Island Club on Monday, Jan 9. All Oak Runners with an interest in things medical are invited. Tuesday/Thursday ExerciseEvery Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. a group of fun and energetic women and men meet at Palm Grove to exercise. We laugh, we talk and, yes, we do low impact exercising. On Dec. 13 we had our yearly holiday party with one-half hour of exercise and one-half hour of wishing each other a happy holiday while we enjoyed coffee, tea, and yummy home baked goodies. Mary and Marianne would like to thank everyone for participating throughout the year. We also want to say a big thank you to all of you who organized the party and last but certainly not least a thank you for the very generous gift given to us. We hope to see you very soon on Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at exercise. Dont wait to make a New Years resolution. Start now and do something good for yourself! Oak Run TravelOver Thanksgiving Dick and Elsa Berbig hosted 41 Oak Runners to Branson, Missouri, for a wonderful five-day, four-night trip. The group stayed at the Grand Plaza Hotel which is in the heart of Branson. Thanksgiving dinner was eaten at McFarlainss Restaurant, and it was delicious. The Murphys and the Hanscoms had an interesting table that elevated while they were eating. Everyone at the other tables knew about the table and were watching the reactions. A good laugh was had by all. Eight PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE18 O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler 0 0 0 A 2 K 8 Crossroads Community Church 8070 SW 60th Ave, Ocala 291-2080 Watch Night Service Pray in the New Year, Dec. 31, starting at 8:30 a.m. Food will be served. Guest speaker Rev. Stephens New Years Day Service Jan. 1, 11 a.m. is beginning of the revival. Continues Jan. 2 to Jan. 4 7 p.m. with Rev. Stephens as speaker Were a friendly church, come and meet Pastor Paul Woosley S p e c i a l E v e n t s Christmas Drama youth group Dec. 18, 9 and 11am Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7pm Christmas Day Service, 11am Free Beneficiary Check-Up! Make sure the beneficiaries for your IRAs, Annuities, 401-Ks and Life Insurance Policies are current and correct. Get professional advice and assistance with your estate planning starting with a no-charge beneficiary check-up. For an appointment, call (352) 237-5330. Eugene, Hester, Jr., Financial Advisor 6160 S.W. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Temple Beth ShalomThe community is cordially invited to attend a special Chanukah Celebration, led by Rabbi Zeev Harari of Temple Beth Shalom of Ocala. This will take place on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Collins Resource Center, located in Suite 300-303 of TimberRidge Medical complex on State Road 200. Rabbi Harari will share his music, his stories and some interesting facts about Chanukah. Potato Latkes and other refreshments will be served. Rabbi Harari looks forward to greeting you. For more information call 352-629-3587. Christmas Eve Service at UCCJoin us on Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m. for our beautiful and moving Christmas Eve Service. The choir will sing and members of the congregation will form The Christmas Cross for the lighting ceremony. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Phone number is 352-237-3035. Reflections Church Reflections Church, which meets at the Citrus Springs Community Center, will have a Christmas Eve worship service on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. There will be no worship service on Sunday, Christmas Day. New Years Day worship service will be at the usual 10:15 a.m. time on Sunday, Jan. 1. RELIGION A lthough I may look a little stodgy on the outside with a few gray hairs blossoming on the top, I still know how to celebrate, and this is the time of the year to do that sort of thing. I love a good Christmas celebration. For the last few years, I have never had to check my calendar to know when it is time to celebrate the Christmas season. It seems that the Thanksgiving Christmas time: Merry is as merry celebrates O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder turkey always gives rise to what I shall refer to as the Holiday Turkey. No sooner is my Thanksgiving turkey resting snugly inside of me when the Holiday Turkeys begin their assault on Christmas. Do not let this get out, but I love it. Some people are quite offended when these Holiday Turkeys begin their assault on Christmas. I would be insulted if they did not. I expect them to attack anything to do with Christmas. It just goes to show that the Christmas story has not lost its offense. Those of us who celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ embrace this time of the year with a great deal of joy and praise. After all, we are celebrating the fact that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. What better message to celebrate at this time of year when most people are having a difficult time. Dont get me wrong here. I believe in celebrating Jesus Christ every day. There is something special about setting aside one day out of the year to recognize his birth. I do not worship the manger nor do I venerate the three wise men. I do, however, appreciate the fact that Jesus Christ came into this world and it certainly is my privilege once a year to celebrate His birthday. I know He PLEASESEESNYDER PAGE12 shows were seen and included the Shoji Tabuchi Christmas Show, Hollywoods Christmas Spectacular (where this picture was taken), Kirby Vanburch Magic Show, John Denver Tribute, Twelve Irish Tenors, Clay Coopers Country Music Show, Cassandre and the Branson Bell Dinner and cruise! Next April Oak Run Travel is planning a trip to Washington, D.C., and a second bus has been added due to the demand. If you are interested in going on this trip call Jack and Eleanor Foggan to get the details and to sign up for the trip. Neighborhoods One and Five PartyThank you all for attending the best Christmas party that was put together for Neighborhoods One and Five. There were about 110 attendees for a catered dinner by Carla, which was outstandingly delicious. We had entertainment by Joy and her Good Time Cloggers and special music by Harry and Lorna Chambers. We all had a great time, good food, nine 50/50 winners of $10 each, many gifts that were donated and a special wind chime that was made by Jerry Spitzack. Thanks to all who set up and cleaned up. Blessings and Merry Christmas.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday Dec. 6, we had our annual Christmas tournament and luncheon. The team game was Two Best Ball. The 1st place team was Roseann Lavacca, Bea Terry, Gayle Feeman and Leslie Rizzo; 2nd place Elsa Berbig, Jan Tennant, Gigi Bagg and Ginger Drake; 3rd place Pat Blackburn, Lynn Houghton, Joanne Morris and a blind. The luncheon after golf, catered by Royal Oaks, was delicious! On Tuesday, Dec. 13, we played Individual Low Net. The winners were: First Flight 1st place Pat Blackburn, 2nd place Diana Galla, 3rd place tie Roseann Lavacca and Sylvia Zappia; Second Flight 1st place Joanne Ellis, 2nd place Janet Tully, 3rd place Barb Scozzafava; Third Flight 1st place Ginger Drake, 2nd place Inge Szabo, 3rd place Mary Kay Frandsen. Joanne Ellis was Closest to the Pin. Everyone is busy with Christmas preparations so golf is a welcome diversion!! Our league wishes everyone a wonderful Christmas season and a healthy, happy 2012. We also thank Lorie Wilkes and Sue and Art Wile for making Royal Oaks the great club that it is. Royal Oaks Lady NinersDec. 8 the Lady Niners invited their spouse/ friends to play in the Nutcracker Scramble. Golf was followed by cocktails and appetizers in the Members Room, then dinner in the dining room. It was a very festive occasion and everyone had a good time. Thanks go to everyone involved in making this happen! Dec. 15 was our year-end scramble, meeting and luncheon. The winning team was Rae Stover, Jeannie Konicki, Ilene Simnowitz and B.J. Lassiter. Second place went to the team of Elsa Berbig, Judie Okonek, Vange Bell and Vicki Ellin. The team of Phyllis Oldfield, Bette Johnson and Diana Schmidt were third. Rae Stover won the closest to the pin contest. Elsa Berbig made a chip-in on the 2nd hole, and Brenda Raider made a chip-in on the 4th hole. Congratulations to all. During the meeting, the election of officers for 2012 was held. They are: Co-Presidents: Eleanor Cerlenko and Cindy Kocher Vice-President: Ilene Simnowitz Secretary: Salita Timmermeyer Treasurer: Patty Waddell Our appreciation goes to Diana Schmidt for her two years as co-president and to Joan Scholl for her two years as secretary. The luncheon was very festive with beautifully decorated table by Sally Crass, with favors by Ilene Simnowitz. For dessert, we enjoyed cookies that everyone brought for a cookie exchange. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and safe New Year! Royal Oaks Mens GolfOn Dec. 9, following our December Ender Tournament, we had the annual OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 The folks on the trip to Branson. PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE19 000A4V1 Great Gifts For Every Woman On Your List! 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Joy Lutheran ChurchChristmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, will be celebrated at two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. The Rev. Edward Holloway Jr., Senior Pastor, will preside and preach the Christmas message. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, worship service will be at 10 a.m. New Years Day, in honor of the Naming of Jesus, will be celebrated at one service on Sunday, Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. The Joy Vocal and Bell Choirs will perform and Senior Pastor, Edward Holloway, Jr. will preach the New Year message. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information, call 352854-4509 ext 221. Maranatha Baptist ChurchThe Maranatha Baptist Church Choir will present a musical The Promised Hope under the direction of Joyce Warner, and co-directors, Shirley Roberts and Mary Walker, on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 10:45 a.m. All are invited to come and celebrate this special time of year with us. Continuing children programs: 1. The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is ongoing and always open to young people from ages 3 to 18. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Church. 2. The childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) invites all children from 1st grade through 12th grade to participate. Ms. Pat Haas is the director and will welcome the children and show them how enjoyable it is to be part of the J.A.M. choir. Practice is from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday evening at the Church. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. You may call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church. College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church invites you to a join us for a Communion Service on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24. There will be two services one at 4 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. College Road Baptist Church is at 5010 S.W. College Road (State Road 200), 1.7 miles west of I-75. For more information, call 352-237-5741. Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Chanukah party on December 25, 2011 at 4pm at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, Building 300 in Ocala. The event will celebrate the Festival of Lights with the traditional lighting of the Chanukah candles, followed by singing, games and a festive meal featuring roast brisket of beef and potato latkes, (pancakes) vegetable and an array of desserts. The cost is $18. Please RSVP to Estelle (352-861-2542) to make a reservation. Congregation Beth Israel is the only Reconstructionist Jewish community in the 200 corridor and welcomes all to come and experience the joy and warmth of this festival with the Beth Israel community. Congregation Beth Israel is under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. It is a liberal, inclusive, progressive community. For further information, visit our website: wwwbethisraelocala.org or contact Judi at 352-237-8277. Ocala West Church of the NazareneThe Ocala West Church of the Nazarene Sunday School Presents: The Birth of Jesus Christ Christmas Play on Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. The church is at 8554 S.W. 60th Ave.. Phone is 352-861-0755. Rev. Curt Dowling is the pastor. Tiffany Coburn will be featured in concert on Dec. 25 at 10:30 a.m. Tiffany sings with the Liberty Singers at Walt Disneys Epcot. Her professionalism and spirit is something you will want to see. More on Page 11Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com RELIGION Closest to the Pin Shootout. All of the members who were closest to a pin in the Friday games were given one shot for each of their successes. There were two white flights and two senior flights. The winner in the first white flight was Ron Catapano, who put his shot 5 7 from the hole. In second with a shot of 6 was Hal Loomis. The second white flight winner was Vince Connolly with a shot 15 from the hole. Second with a shot 33 was Bruce Stover. The first senior flight winner destroyed all the hopes of his competitors. Chuck Engel put his shot in the hole for a hole in one! You could hear the air go out of all the other contestants. In second with a shot 6 from the hole was Don Aubrey. The second senior flight winner with a shot of 3 was Mike Madill, followed by Steve Szabo with a shot 5 from the hole. Congratulations to all for their fine efforts, and especially to Chuck. On Dec. 16 we had our usual Friday game with all scores counting on the par 3s, three scores counting on the par 4s, and two scores on the par 5s. The winners with a score of 189 were Allen Millett, Bob Albright, Gene Topp, and Joe Paller. In second with a score of 191 were Dale Wurzburger, Bill Start, Bill Ellin, and Duke Slayton, Third went to the team of Ron Tennant, Frank Kelley, Fred West, and Paul Valois with a score of 193. Closest to the pin were Dick Feltenberger, Mark Best, Steve Szabo, and Don Aubrey. Remember, get your ROMGA dues in before the start of the new year, as we have some good tournaments scheduled, and of course the Friday games. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. Carol Anns Corner Friends and I who attended the Pancake Breakfast on Dec. 17 want to thank the volunteers who made possible the lovely breakfast!! Too often we forget to thank the many volunteers who make the many activities we enjoy in Oak Run. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 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. Typed copy or hard copy photos can be placed in Carols cubby across the street from her house but should be submitted earlier as they take longer to process. The names of the people in all photos must be included. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Moose Lodge activitiesFriday, Dec. 23: Baked or fried fish / shrimp starting at 5 p.m., karaoke by The Carriers. Saturday, Dec. 24: Show Me the Money at 2 p.m., Queen of Hearts at 5 p.m. Bring a dish. Sunday, Dec. 25: Merry Christmas. Monday, Dec. 26: Shuffleboard at 12:30 p.m. Mens meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27: Sausage with peppers and onions at 5 p.m. followed by karaoke entertainment. Wednesday, Dec. 28: open to the public bingo with lunch available starting at 1 p.m. For members and qualified signed-in guests only. Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Your Pet for Your Pet Tour our unique Tour our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 B o a r d i n g G r o o m i n g Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com www.palmettokennels.com 0009XJI Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting 0009XZF $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! Flowers $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Those were times of cruel child labor, when many orphans lived in the streets. After their release from prison, the Dickens family lived for a time in a boarding house in Camden Town, the fictional site of the Cratchit household. The Dickenses were eventually evicted again from their meager quarters because they were unable to keep up with the rent. Dickens suffered some lifelong bitterness about his sense of being abandoned in childhood. Nonetheless, from time to time after he became a successful author, he provided financial support to his family members. The spiritual message of A Christmas Carol is Scrooges delight at just being alive on Christmas morning, in appreciation for which he sent a goose to the Cratchits and accepted dinner with his loving nephew Fred. His redemption was evidenced thereafter as a respected and beloved citizen. Dickens real-life contribution to the holy day is remembrance of him as the writer who renewed a spirit of Christmas during terrible times for the working poor and many who lived and died without a job and without hope. Fortunate are we who live in a time when no one is imprisoned for being poor. Merry Christmas to all. FLYNNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Payroll tax cutThe payroll tax cut sounds like a wonderful way to help working people earn approximately $1,000 per year per worker to offset their living expenses. How many wage earners realize that this is money that should be going into the Social Security trust fund to pay for their future benefits? Year after year we hear that Social Security is in deep financial trouble unless it receives more income or pays out smaller benefits per worker. How can this administration be in favor of the payroll tax cut when it keeps money from shoring up and helping Social Security remain solvent? I generally support the Democrats on most issues because they try to help working people take care of their families. I look at this payroll tax cut program as paying working people their Social Security while they are still working and in the near future cutting benefits for those that need Social Security to survive. Jerry Segovis OTOW LETTER TO THE EDITOR RELIGION Countryside Presbyterian Church Christmas Eve Candlelight, carol and communion service at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24. Traditional Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec 25 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala with Pastor Gary Marshall officiating. For further information, please call 352-237-4633 Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Candelight Communion Service, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25: Christmas morning Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Episcopal Church of the AdventHere are the following dates and services for Christmas and New Years Day: Christmas Services: Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. Family Service Holy Eucharist Christmas Eve: 10 p.m. Solemn High Candlelight Mass Christmas Day: 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist New Years Day Sunday Services: 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Church of the Advent is at 11251 S.W. Hwy. 484 (1.2 Miles west of State Road 200, Ocala) Office number is 352-465-7272. Please call for further information. Our Redeemer Lutheran Christmas Eve Service is on Dec. 24 at 4 and 7 p.m. Christmas Day, Dec. 25, one service at 10 a.m. New Years Day, one service at 10 a.m. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is at 5200 S.W. State Road 200. Everyone is invited to come and worship with us. For more information please call 352-237-2233. St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is Dec. 25. Every second Sunday, following the Mass, Dr. Myriame Vastey, a family practice physician, presents a program on the prevention of cholesterol, diabetes, etc. These meetings are open to all parishioners. The Spanish Posada celebration will take place every evening at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 through Dec. 23. A Mass will be celebrated only on Dec. 23. Christmas Masses start on Dec. 24 with the Childrens Mass at 4 p.m. At 9:30 p.m. the Choirs will present a Christmas music program. Following is a Mass at 10 p.m. This is a new Christmas Eve schedule replacing the Midnight Mass. On Christmas day there are two Masses. The first is at 9 a.m. in English with a Spanish Mass at 11 a.m. College Park ChurchCollege Park Church, 3140 S.W. 26th St., across from CF, will host a Carols, Candles & Communion Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. A hot wassail and cookies reception will follow. The church will hold a traditional worship service on Christmas Day, Dec. 25 at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 352-237-2247. Bethesda Church As the season of blessing approaches to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior we invite you to join us for a Christmas Eve dinner celebration and worship extravaganza. The evening will include live music, dancing, drama and great food for all. There is no charge, just come and celebrate with us because Jesus is the reason for this Joyous season. It will be Saturday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. More religion on Page 10 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 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 0009WYI adventepiscopal.net 0009CQ2 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 Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Study 12:00 Noon 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 0009JFO 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 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 0009E2I 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 0009HTA Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 0009W2W 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 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 0009HW2 Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith 0009CI0 7768 SW Hwy. 200 (352) 237-4633 www.cpcocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Nursery Available Pastor Gary O. Marshall Your Spiritual Home 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! 0009HUU Conservative Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10 AM ongoing series on the Life of Jesus Christ Community Church 0009LQL 861-7716 Harley Towler, Pastor Graduate of Moody Bible Institute Located one mile west of State Road 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) 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. 0009HCI 0 0 0 A 3 P K Westleyan-Holiness tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000A32B 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. 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 0009HPG 0009CHR 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 00099C4 0009ENS 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 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 0009CHY S u n d a y W o r s h i p 8 : 1 5 a m & 1 1 : 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 7 1 1 1 9 3 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best D espite my disdain for fairy tales and fictional happy endings, I was taken by Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol from first reading. I was captured again by the 1951 best ever movie rendition of the story, starring Alistair Sim. The seasonal life story of Ebenezer Scrooge is about an emotionally neglected childhood, a relentless rise to success as a money lender, and a lonely life of humbug after his only friend and partner, Jacob Marley, had passed away. The name Scrooge is a contraction of the uncomplimentary words screw and gouge. The storys mission of Marleys first ghost is to cause Scrooge to acknowledge his lifelong loneliness. The woman he loved turned away from him because of his greed. And his dear sister Fan died in childbirth. Marleys second ghost, the spirit of the present, intends to shake Scrooges conscience by revealing the home life of his under-paid clerk Bob Cratchit and his children. Despite their poverty and the declining health of their lame son, TinyTim, the Cratchits emit humble joy over the Christmas season. The final ghost, of Christmas yet to come, does not speak. Instead he depicts for Scrooge the sadness which the Cratchit family will experience on the passing of Tiny Tim, and by contrast shows Scrooge the lonely and unmourned death which he will suffer for his sins. When he wrote his little Christmas book, Dickens was deep in debt, and his inspiration was undoubtedly his own childhood. He was one of eight children, whose father was a poorly paid clerk like Bob Cratchit. Father and all eight children went to debtors prison when Dickens was 12. Dickens was allowed out to work in a shoe blacking factory to help feed his family in prison. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 S o now the feds want to take away my right to use my cell phone in my car, including a hands-free device. Talk about government intrusion into something that is none of their business. Ill concede that sometimes talking on a cell phone that is not hands-free can be distracting. And I dont believe anyone should be texting or checking email while driving. The only things that should be allowed are by voice. But trying to ban a hands-free device is completely out of line. What about companies such as Onstar, who provide you with a voice phone with your service in your car? Are they going to force this company to take out this factory-installed feature? But if theyre going to ban use of cell phones by the hands, what about other things? Heres a list of things Ive seen people doing on the roads. Eating a sandwich with one hand and holding a drink in another, while trying to drive at the same time. Is the government going to ban all eating in cars by the driver? Trying to change a CD in the CD player while driving down the road. Are we going to ban all CD players in cars? Are you only going to be allowed to listen to whatever CD is in your player over and over (some of us cant afford to have fancy CD changers in the car). Trying to change the radio station in the car. Same as CDs. Are we going to force people to listen to the same radio station all the time, changing it only when they stop? Might be OK locally but what about the Interstate where you may not stop for a couple of hours and the radio station goes out of range. (People do still listen to radio stations, dont they?) Trying to read a GPS as they drive down the road. Can you imagine if everyone had to suddenly stop to look up directions on their GPS? Wed probably have a bunch of rear-end collisions. So the feds and the state need to think this over carefully. Ban texting Im all for that. But technology is moving a lot faster than our state legislators and federal officials. They need to let the market play out and see what people will be using in the future. Time for me to put an end to this column. Im almost at the office and Ive been typing it on my laptop as I drive along State Road 200. Dont worry, just kidding. Ive actually been listening to a Christmas CD over, and over, and over Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at editor@smcitizen.com or at 352-854-3986. 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. I n September 1897, Francis Pharcellus Church, a former Civil War correspondent and editor at the New York Sun, received a letter from the then 8-year-old Virginia OHanlon. In her letter, young Virginia wrote:Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, If you see it in the Sun, its so. Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? Virginia OHanlon 115 West Ninety-Fifth StreetVirginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except what they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be mens or childrens, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but thats no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You may tear apart the babys rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. 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A t the Dec. 6 Homeowner Forum, Mary Ann Hall was recognized for her dedication to the Marion Landing Community. Mary Ann has lived in Marion Landing for almost 19 years and, according to Board Secretary Connie Rowe, has not let them go to waste. Since moving here from South Florida, Mary Ann has been a very active as an editor of The Communicator, is a member of the Sunshine Committee, and has participated in a number of Little Theatre productions and Marion Landing variety shows. Mary Ann is also a Hospice volunteer, coordinates the communitys monthly collection of food for Interfaith and helps with our Annual Food Drive. In her spare time, she has found time to write and published a novel. Connie presented Mary Ann with the framed certificate, and said, We are proud to present the Volunteer Recognition award to Mary Ann Hall. Mary Anns engraved plaque will join the more than 141 other volunteers recognized by the community since 2001, all of which are posted in the Lifestyle Center.Holiday decorating contestJudging for the annual Marion Landing Holiday Outdoor Decorating Contest continues through Dec. 30. All Marion Landing homes that are decorated will be included; and remember, its important to make sure your decorations can be seen in the day as well as evening. Certificates and cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners, so be sure to attend the Jan. 3 Homeowner Forum when the winners will be announced. Good luck, and happy decorating. New Years Eve danceLast chance to get your tickets for the New Years Eve Dance. Sharon and Ken Talbert, dance organizers, invite you to spend New Years Eve at Marion Landings Silver Palace from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. to welcome in the New Year. Singles are most welcome; you dont have to be a couple to enjoy the celebration, said Sharon. Music from the 50s, 60s, and more recent times will be provided by Times of Your Life Entertainment D.J. A list of favorites is posted on the Activity Wall, and youre more than welcome to request your special song. The D.J. will be happy to play your requests for your dancing or listening pleasure. Be sure to bring an appetizer to share for the hors doeuvre table, as well as a beverage and snacks for your table. Hats and noise makers, ice and cups will be furnished for you. Dressy or business casual attire is requested. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Tuesday morning Socials or in the Activities Office during ticket hoursbut theyre limited to 125, so get yours soon if you want to share in the festivities. Free seminar On Thursday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m., Ms. Laura Sams from Great American Insurance & Finance Co. will present an informational seminar to Marion Landing residents on under-Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Stone. I am grateful for the support of the commission, staff and concerned citizens for their input. District Four Commissioner Carl Zalak, III discussed the impact of the agreement on citizen disposal fees and overall solid waste costs. This agreement will allow us to be good stewards of our tax dollars and keep residential disposal fees low, Zalak said. It will save us, at a bare minimum, $60 million in solid waste costs. The county also has a number of security provisions in the contract if any problems should occur with the companys performance of the agreement. For example, there are safeguards built into the contract that would enable Marion County to take over operation of the landfill should A.C.M.S. default in its obligations. A.C.M.S. anticipates beginning construction for the landfill in January 2012. Construction is expected to last for approximately one year, after which the county would be able to use the site for disposal. WASTECONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Tournament sites include: Stone Creek, Ocala; RedTail, Sorrento; Juliette Falls, Dunnellon; Timacuan, Lake Mary; Black Bear, Eustis; Country Club of Ocala; Mission Inn, Howey-in-theHills; Golden Hills, Ocala; Alaqua, Longwood; Eagle Dunes, Sorrento; Black Diamond, Lecanto; Southern Hills, Brooksville; Harbor Hills, Lady Lake; and, World Woods, Homosassa Springs. The tournaments at Mission Inn and World Woods are major 2-day, 36-hole tournaments that award double points and prizes. This often affects the standings in each flight since the top ten points leaders in each flight are invited to the National Championship held in November. Tournament format is gross stroke play, with USGA rules in effect. A software program tracks each players handicap to ensure participants are placed in their proper flight. Once you begin playing on Tour, the integrity of each flight is kept and many players are moved up in flights during the season. A Skins game is also available. Players are truly treated like pros, says local Tour Director Jim Castello, This Tour gives competitive golfers the opportunity to test their skills on some of the finest courses in the area with some of the areas finest players. Tour President Dennis McCormac, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., heads-up the 13-year old Tour in 12 markets across the country. A Tour member in North Central Florida can play in any Senior Amateur Golf Tour event in any of our other Tour cities and a percentage of their points accumulate in their home Tour, said McCormac, emphasizing that this is a huge benefit for those who travel, especially those who Winter in Florida and Summer in the North. Tour membership fee is $85 and includes a tour gift pack, plus reduced rates on Tournament practice rounds. Entry fees vary with each event, and include cart, green fees, range balls and prizes. Golfers can check the Tour Manual, schedule, and sign up and pay by credit card at www.senioramateurgolftour.net. For more information contact Tour Director: Jim Castello, 352-446-3446; or, email at ncflorida@amateurgolftour.net. GOLF CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 for elimination of the IRS. He said that the EPA should be housed in an office no bigger than this room. The meeting was held in Berean Baptist Church in southwest Ocala. He also added that the Department of Education ought to be gone. He was asked about term limits and joked that some politicians should be limited to two terms, one in office and one in prison. He said he favored term limits for the House and Senate. We send the biggest idiots to Washington. He also said, I want about half the Republicans thrown out and I want all the Democrats thrown out. Attendees at the regular meeting of the organization were treated to a performance by Todd Allen Herendeen, who impersonated and sang songs by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, Roy Orbison and Neil Diamond. He was backed up by his wife, Angel, and four other band members, including two guitars, drums and a keyboard, which had the place rockin. Earlier he had told the crowd in a warmup before the band entertained, Im 66, and its our generation that let this country get in the shape its in. It started with taking prayers out of the schools, and most families took prayer out of the home, Im afraid. He said he had heard since the days of Barry Goldwater that if we dont get control of spending our children and grandchildren are going to be affected. Well, we are the children and grandchildren. We have the greatest laws on the planet thats ever been written by anybody, and we have to go by them. We have to get business back in America. Later, he added a sports analogy, talking about the player who wants the ball when the game is on the line. He said that he is that player. I will not choke, I may miss some shots, but I will not choke. McNeil has produced a 20-page booklet which outlines his plan. The booklet was distributed at the meeting, and is also available for a free download online at www.mcneil2012.com. Citing the fact that he was a businessman and not a politician, he commented, Ive never held political office, but I intend to hold this one. MCNEIL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKTodd Alllen Herendeen and his wife Angel sing to the Tea Party Solutions crowd at Berean Baptist Church on Monday. Read the classifieds Read the classifieds Volunteer recognized for her dedication M ARION LANDING D B Diane Bress PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSBoard Secretary Connie Rowe presents Mary Ann Hall with her Volunteer Recognition Award. PLEASESEELANDING PAGE24 FREE FLU SHOTS While Supply Lasts Personal Care Medical Practices, PLLC 6035 SW 54th Street Suite #200, Ocala Airport Road 352-671-1830 www.pcmed.us Open Mon. Fri. 9-8 Sat. 8-12 Call Or Go Online For More Information. $ 79 PER MONTH NO DEDUCTIBLES, NO CO-PAYMENTS, UNLIMITED VISITS!! Personal care available 7 days a week. Includes check-ups, well visits, EKGs, sick visits, lab tests and much more. One monthly fee covers all your primary health care needs. Plans for singles, couples and families. 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S u n d a y H o m e s t y l e C h i c k e n 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Sunday Homestyle Chicken 11 am to Close Enjoy two chicken breast fillets dipped in fresh buttermilk and hand breaded in our kitchen. Served with choice of two vegetables. D a i l y D i n n e r F e a t u r e s Daily Dinner Features Monday Fried Pork Chops with choice of two vegetables Tuesday Butter Baked Chicken with choice of two vegetables Wednesday Broccoli Cheddar Chicken with choice of two vegetables Thursday Turkey n Dressing with choice of two additional vegetables E v e r y D a y Every Day T h e r e s S o m e t h i n g Theres Something D i f f e r e n t T o Different To L o o k F o r w a r d T o Look Forward To. 0 0 0 9 X 4 I VFW Post 4781 Open to the public December Events 2nd & 4th Fridays Fish Fry 4:30-6;30 pm $6 (2 for $10) 1st, 3rd & 5th Fridays MAVFW Wings or Shrimp Boats 4-6 pm Last Tuesday V Burger with chips 4-6 pm 2 for $2 Wednesday Lunch 11:301:00 pm $4 Last Saturday Surf & Turf Dinner $12 4:30-6:30 Monday Nite Bar Bingo 6-8 pm Friday & Saturday Nites Karaoke In The Canteen 1st Tuesday LAVFW Dinner 4:30-6:30 pm $7 Saturday Breakfas t 8-10 am $4 Private New Years Party call post for details All events subject to change 873-4781 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 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor O P E N 7 D A Y S 0009B5C 000A47M THIS 2/2/2 HOME F eatures front porch, finished F lorida rm. w/ H&A dining area, all appliances inc. washer and dryer N ewly painted inside I rrigation syst., newer architectural shingles air conditioner just serviced by B roward F actory. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com the Citizen Maintain the health of your business Advertise in 6 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com C hristmas is Sunday. Theres still time to do that last-minute shopping where you get to fight everyone else to get those perfect gifts before the stores close. This can wear you to a frazzle. So, while the kids anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus, take a break, relax and stop at Pun Alley for some punny stories. Santas bullEvery Christmas Eve, Santas reindeer complete a long and tiring journey. Before they depart, Santas sled has to be pulled to several North Pole stops while it is loaded. To keep the reindeer fresh for their trip, Santa acquired a bull for the loading task. He selected one with a nose just like Rudolphs, so it could see where it was going. When the sleigh had been fully loaded, and Santa had departed one particularly cold Christmas Eve, an elf led the animal back to the barn, where it immediately headed for the fireplace. The elf ran to the house, and with great excitement brought Mrs. Claus out to the barn, for there, in front of them, was proof positive of glow-bull warming. Christmas HorseAlong with the three wise men, the shepherds, and the others who showed up at the manger, there was also a fellow on a white charger, wearing a suit of armor. But he never got as famous. In fact, only one song celebrates his part in the proceedings, O Holy Knight. Stocking StuffersOne local department store has two Santas one for regular kids and one for kids who want 10 toys or less. I just bought my Christmas tree. I think I made a mistake though. I bought the three-year extended warranty. The TV news people keep saying that this could be the greatest Christmas we ever had. I thought the first one was. Christmas is the time when everyone gets Santamental. May I speak to the person in charge of gift wrap? Sorry, shes all tied up!Twas a Florida ChristmasTwas the night before Christmas and all through Ocala town, no noses were frozen, no snow fluttered down, no children in flannels were tucked into bed, they all wore shorty pajamas instead. To find wreaths of holly, twas not very hard, for holly trees grew in every back yard. In front of the houses, Dads and Moms were adorning the bushes, trees and palms. The sleeping kiddies were dreaming in glee, hoping to find bicycles under the tree. They all knew that Santa was well on his way, in a Mercedes-Benz, instead of a sleigh. And soon he arrived and started to work, he hadnt a second to linger or shirk. He whizzed up the highways and zoomed up the road, in an SL 300, delivering his loads. The full moon gave Ocala a glow, and lighted the way for old Santa below. As he jumped from the auto he gave a wee chuckle, he was dressed in Bermudas with an Ivy league buckle, There werent any chimneys, but that caused no gloom, for Santa came in through the Florida room. He stopped at each house, stayed only a minute, emptying his sack of stuff that was in it. Before he departed, he treated himself to a glass of orange juice upon the shelf. He turned with a jerk and bounced to the car, remembering he still had to go very far. He shifted the gears and stepped on the gas and up I-75 he went like a flash. And I heard him exclaim as he went on his way, Merry Christmas yall, I wish I could stay! While this weeks column has been some fun, let us remember that the real joy of Christmas comes from celebrating the birthday of Jesus Christ. Oak Run residents Dick and Jane Frank wish you all a Merry Christmas! Here comes Santa ... to Pun Alley P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELScouts good turnBoy Scouts from Troop 411 did their good turn on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Walmart on State Road 200 for several hours. They took time from their busy holiday schedules to help raise money for the Salvation Army. Their arms were tired from ringing the bell but they got service hours for the bell ringing toward their next rank. Both Scouts have earned their First Class rank and are looking for the next rank of Star. Each higher rank requires more effort on the Scouts part as well as parental support. To earn the highest rank of Eagle they must have done many more service hours and 21 merit badges before they turn 18. The troop leaders have a boy-led troop but are there to guide them. For more information about Troop 411 please call Anissa or Phil Brescia at 352-854-8609. Shown in the phots are Austin Savarese, left, and D.J. Lapresto. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Sunday, Jan. 8 Reflections Church Moving Beginning Sunday, Jan. 8, Reflections Church will be moving down Citrus Springs Boulevard to Citrus Springs Middle School for Sunday worship services. The time of the service will remain at 10:15 a.m. Childrens Church and child care will be available. Worship services will continue at the Citrus Springs Community Center until the move on Jan. 8. If you have any questions please call 352-7943326. Celebrate New Year with DeccaDecca Real Estate Corp invites all Oak Run residents to Blinging in the New Year on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bella Cucina in Oak Run. Dessert and beverages will be served. Win door prizes and gifts. RSVP to 352-854-8787. Come celebrate the New Year with us.Thursday, Jan. 12 Palm Cay GOP to meetOn Jan. 12, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay. The speakers for January are Chris Blair, who is running for sheriff of Marion County, Wally Wagoner who is a candidate for superintendent of schools for Marion County and Wesley Wilcox, assistant supervisor of elections for Marion County The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352-438-9662.Saturday, Jan. 14 Methodist men to serve breakfastTo all the Tired Reindeers out there, the Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday Jan. 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The event is at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala look for the signs. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Saturday, Jan. 21 Scandinavian Club of Marion County The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the ballroom at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave., in Ocala. The menu will be apple stuffed pork loin with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salad and desert. The entertainment by Honeys School of Dance. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Tuesday, Jan. 17. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson 352 8611235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. Ongoing Donations of cars sought First Congregational United Church of Christ is accepting vehicles of all types for donation. Vehicles do not have to be in working condition. All donations are taxdeductible based on book value. Contact David Keith, 352-598-6272 or the church office at 352-237-3035. BY KAREN BOWEN Special to the Citizen The Pine Run Knit and Crochet Group has picked a project that could use our help in our community. Our project this time was for the Ocala Domestic/Sexual Assault Center and we did another great job for them. We had more than 200 crochet and knitted items along with more than 200 personal items (soap, shampoo etc.) as well as household, clothing and toys for the children. The group gives a big thank you to those who helped in our collection. The donations were taken to the Center and we were greeted with appreciation and amazement for what we had accomplished. They could not get over our donation that would help them during the Holiday. In researching more places that could be helped by us we found The Center which is part of Kids Central Inc. that helps foster children no matter where they are placed. So our next project will be hats, scarfs, mittens for older children within the foster care system. We are 14 ladies who meet every Tuesday, we knit, crochet and most of all we laugh. But, when we ask our community to help, they always come together and join us in our endeavor. The Knit and Crochet Group items. P INE RUN Pine Run group helps for holidays standing, planning, and paying for longterm care. Long-term care covers a variety of services that includes medical and non-medical care to people who have a chronic illness or disability. It helps meet health or personal needs and assists people with support services for the activities of daily living like dressing and bathing and can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living or in nursing homes. A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that people who reach age 65 will likely have a 40 percent chance of entering a nursing home, and about 10 percent of the people who enter a nursing home will stay there five years or more. The cost of long-term care can vary quite a bit depending on what kind of care you need, where you get the care, and where you live. This seminar includes a complimentary lunch, and tickets are $1.00, which is refunded to you at the door. Please pick up your tickets at the Activities Office on Fridays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and at the Tuesday morning Socials if you would like to attend. Sallys BuddiesEntertainer and impressionist Sally Langwah will bring her Broadway Buddies performance to Marion Landing on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. Sally performs over 30 impressions, and this show will include tributes to Cher, Reba, Liza, Bette, Sarah, Julie, Marilyn, Catherine and Abbas Agnetha. If youve ever seen Sally before, you know youre in for a treat. 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. Tickets for the show are $3 each and are available at Tuesday morning Socials and in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours. Calling all craftersMarion Landing will be holding its first crafts only fair on Saturday, Mar. 31, and we are looking for crafty residents who would be interested in participating. We are striving to make this a true craft sale, so participants should make sure their items are hand crafted, said Merry Anne Krell, fair organizer. We would love to see crafts that include quilting, knitting, and crocheting; floral arranging, original jewelry and macram; woodworking, paintings, and anything else hand made. There will be no charge for the tables; but space is limited, so tables will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. The Craft Fair will be open to the public, and all proceeds from their sales will go to the crafter. The next Craft Fair meeting will be held on Jan. 13 in the Great Room at 11 a.m. If you are interested in participating, please put your name on the sign-up sheet hanging on the Activity Wall. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. There are still a few tickets left to see the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the St. Pete Times Forum. Tickets are $115 and include round-trip bus transportation from Marion Landing, great reserved Club Sideline seats in sections 217 and 218, and bus driver tip. The game begins at 7:30 p.m., and the bus will leave at 4:45 p.m., returning approximately 12:30 a.m. The layout of the Forum, as well as reservation information, is posted on the Travel Board. Travel to Clearwater on Saturday, Feb. 4, to the Early Bird Dinner Theater to see Lie, Cheat and Genuflect, a laughpacked farce of twists, turns, puns and pratfalls. Tickets are $66 and include round-trip motor coach, hot buffet luncheon, all tax and gratuities. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more information. Spring training is right around the corner, and there are only a few seats left for the trip to see the Phillies vs. the Red Sox at Bright House Field in Clearwater on Monday, Mar. 26, 2012. Tickets are $59 and include round trip bus transportation, reserved premium seats for the 1 p.m. game and tip for the driver. Lunch is on your own in the ballpark. The bus departs Marion Landing about 10:30 a.m. and returns approximately 6 p.m. Payment is due by Jan. 5 and is non-refundable. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the Travel Board. Plan ahead and make your reservation for the popular Nashville show trip from May 6-12, 2012. This 7 day/6night spring trip includes a guided tour of Nashville, ride on the Delta Flatboats inside the Opryland Hotel, and an evening at the Grand Ole Opry. You will also visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, have dinner and enjoy a show at the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre, tour beautiful Belle Meade Plantations, visit Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store, and ride the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway in Chattanooga. There will also be time to explore on your own. For more information, please see the flyer posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 H ere is the lastest update on what trips still have openings. Please book early if you would like to go on any of these trips. Dec. 28, Stetson Mansion March 9, Who Dun It Murder Mystery at the Palace Grand March 12-15, Biloxi March 23, Lets Hang On at the Palace Grand A Tribute to Frankie Vallie April 5, Las Vegas Jackpot at the Show Palace May 10, Baby Winter Park Playhouse May 17, Separate Beds at the Early Bird Dinner Theatre May 21-25, Myrtle Beach 4 nights 5 days May 31, Swing at the Show Palace June 02, The Buddy Holly Story at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre June 23, New York Nights at the Show Palace Nov. 11-18, Allure of the Seas Marion County Hospice Fundraiser Cruise in Memory of Frank ArcherUpcoming eventsMovie Night Tuesday, Jan 3, at 6 p.m. Every Which Way but Loose starring Clint Eastwood and Clyde. Trivia Night: Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. (note time change) Garden Club: Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. Bocce Ball: Every Saturday at 7 p.m. Ladies LuncheonThe next luncheon is on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Please come out and join us for a nice lunch. Just bring a covered dish to share. We always have a good time. Hope to see you all there. Update on trips C HERRYWOOD NEWS 000A32I FLOORS & WINDOWS 6715 SW Hwy. 200 (located 5 mi. West of I-75) Ocala, Florida, 34476 (352) 854-3939 Carpet Ceramic Wood Vinyl Blinds Shutters Castle Carpets & Interiors Serving Ocala Since 1991 0009SR4 WINDOW TINTING World Class Window Tinting Reduce Heat, Fade, Glare AUTO HOME OFFICE Marion & Citrus 352-465-6079 Free Estimates 0 0 0 9 X S 5 POWER WASHING Low Pressure Washing. We use Simple Green Soap. 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Large Lanai overlooking mature plantings and fruit trees. $155,900 MLS#365398 Barbara Cernera 812-0626 Stone Creek Tifton Walk Model 2177 SF living, 2/2/2 PLUS Library, flex rm., sun rm., covered lanai, granite counters, crown molding and MORE! 10 YR. Del Webb Protection Plan! $229,900 MLS#356263 Louise Pace 361-4312 IT JUST GOT BETTER GREAT HOME GREAT PRICE! 2/2/2 with NEW appliances, NEW washer & dryer, NEW laminate floors in living and dining room. Plantation shutters in bedrooms. 2 car garage, yard maintained. Furniture negotiable. $118,900 MLS#362653 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 2/2/2, 1528 SF, Newport Model. Newer A/C & Roof. Front porch, Big Backyard, Clean & Ready to move in! Some furniture available. $94,800 MLS#354793 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 LOOKING FOR A DEAL? 2/2/2 PLUS DEN, fully maintained, exterior painted in 2010, many, many upgrades! Dont miss this one!! $134,000 MLS#354740 Louise Pace 361-4312 POPPA BEAR SAYS THIS ONES JUST RIGHT PERFECT SIZED 3 bedroom home. Split plan, large lanai, open living room and dining room, patio in back for barbecues, close to golf course and pool! HOA includes lawn care! $142,000 MLS#365944 Lois Lane 789-4516 Lou Serago 804-0159 BEAUTIFUL VILLA! 2 CAR GARAGE Lovely Dover cottage. Maintained lot, new carpet, newer tile, NEW HIGH efficiency A/C in $105,000 MLS#357134 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 PERFECT FOR SNOWBIRDS! OAK RUN GOLF COURSE LOT Over 2,000 sq ft overlooking Fairway. 7 Oak cabinets, built-in cabinet in living room, lots of closets, work area in garage. Call to see this one! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage. $250,000 MLS#349737 Patty Dougherty 502-3096

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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Wednesday, Dec. 28 Public bingo at the Moose Each Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m., bingo is played with opportunities to win big! Try your luck while supporting the Lodge and its charity endeavors. Everyone is welcome, with a variety of lunch selections. Located at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2200.Friday, Dec. 30 United Way Day of Caring deadlineUnited Way of Marion County will hold the 19th annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Day of Caring offers businesses, individuals, organizations and civic clubs the opportunity to help local nonprofit human service agencies accomplish much-needed projects during one day of organized volunteerism. Volunteer work teams who are interested in participating or community organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org. The deadline for team and project applications is Friday, Dec. 30. For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-7329696 or tbanner@uwmc.org. Sunday, Jan. 1 KP Hole Park fees to changeEffective Jan. 1, the day use fee at KP Hole Park will change from $3 to $5. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Council had recommended the fee change to offset park expenses and assist with managing park capacity. The costs for annual individual and family passes remain unchanged, at $35 and $50 respectively. KP Hole Park is located at 9435 S.W. 190th Ave. Road in Dunnellon. For more information on this or other county parks, contact Marion County Parks and Recreation at 352-671-8560. Monday, Jan. 2 Christs Church hosts pianist Christs Church of Marion County will host Sarah Warner, graduate of Baylor School of Music and instructor of piano at The University of Oklahoma completing her Master of Piano Pedagogy, in concert Monday, Jan. 2, 5 p.m. Concert is open and free to the public. Christs Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., of State Road 200, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org.Tuesday, Jan. 3 Burrowing Owls: special programs The Pioneer Garden Club is proud to present to the public noted author and speaker Betty Gilbert. Ms. Gilbert has devoted the past 10 years to the study of the Burrowing Owl, and has written two beautiful books on the subject, taken thousands of photos and has a DVD available. Ms. Gilberts program is Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Pioneer Garden Club. Also, the Marion Audubon Society presents Protecting Burrowing Owls...How did we fail? The Florida Wildlife Commission will help us learn about how to protect these owls as well as other birds. The program is Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Garden Club. The Pioneer Garden Center is at 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, across the highway from Lowes Home Improvement Store. Telephone number is 352-236-4448; check our website at www.pioneergardenclub.org.Thursday, Jan. 5 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. Jan. 5, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant, 2463 S.W. 27th Ave. near Best Buy Jan. 19, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Logans Roadhouse, 2621 S.W. 19th Ave. Road.Saturday, Jan. 7 Historical Novel Society meets The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome. The first Writers Retreat led by President Joyce Moore was a great success and the Chapter plans to offer more writers workshops in the New Year. All members are urged to attend on Jan. 7 for an important business meeting and election of officers. For more information call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162.Gentle chair yoga planned Gentle chair yoga at the Freedom Library will be from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. and continuing on Jan. 14, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11. For information, contact Ingrid Crane at 352-8547950. Community calendar More on Page 5 Kathryn Casey has for some time given true crime guru Ann Rule formidable competition. In Die My Love she gives us straight detail without the tedious minutiae Rule is often guilty of. Casey begins her tale, not with the murder itself, but rather with the tangled relationship of the mismatched lovers and later married couplepretty, petite Piper Rountree and serious, much older college professor Fred Jablin, a promising pioneer in the new field of organizational communication. Life in Austin, Texas is good at first with three children, a beautiful home and Pipers devoted sister Tina nearby. A lawyer, Piper is fired in rapid succession from at least six firms for inadequate performance. The humiliation prompts the couple to make a new start in Richmond, Virginia where Fred is offered a great new position at a handsome increase in salary. Estranged from her sister and having given up on a legal career, Piper becomes moody and hard to deal with, obsessing over her children and deluding herself that shes a wonderful mother. In time she begins unsatisfying affairs, excessive drinking, and constant arguments with Fred. By 2002 the marriage, shaky for years, finally implodes and Fred files for divorce from the intractable Piper. The court finds Fred the more stable parent and awards him custody of the children. This slap in the face to a woman who prides herself on her motherly virtues unleashes a murderous chain of events. Needing her sister and her old life, Piper moves back to Texas and for two years it seems, falsely, she and Fred work out an arrangement for sharing the children. But below the surface things are anything but tranquil. Early in the morning in October 2004 Fred is ambushed in his driveway while retrieving the newspaper. The children sleep undisturbed on the second floor of the house. Police neglect to find Freds body after a neighbor reports hearing gunshots, and it is unclear whether he might have been saved with prompt action. Savvy VA police look hard at ex-wife Piper and reject her Texas alibi. Cell phone records to her son Paxton show her a scant few miles from Freds house the day of the murder. Though an attorney the news startles her into a Rick Perry oops moment. The amazing, coordinated police work involving two states makes this an absorbing read. Die My Love: A true story of murder, revenge and two Texas sisters B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington Book written by Kathryn Casey 000A37S Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. 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Friday, December 23, 2011 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com Read the classifieds Marions Most Wanted Stephanie Carroll 30, Felony order to take into custody count 1 obtained property by means of worthless check; count 2 obtaining property by means of worthless check. Wandell Hubbard 34, Felony warrant count 1 child abuse; count 2 battery. Michael Janusz 32, Felony violation of probation possession of hydromorphone. Andrew Kunberger 21, Felony violation of probation 4 counts of grand theft. Tyisha McBride 20, Felony warrant count 1 uttering forged instrument; count 2 grand theft. George Terrell 52, Felony warrant count 1 sale of crack cocaine; count 2 possession of crack cocaine. P amela J. Griffin, of Southwest 79th Circle, Ocala, was arrested Friday, Dec. 16, on one count of organized fraud and 12 counts of uttering a forged instrument (forging a check). According to a news release, detectives developed the case after learning Griffin deposited into her account several checks from several businesses for which she worked, located in The Villages, according to reports. The evidence allegedly shows Griffin deposited a check Dec. 10, 2010, and continued depositing checks through Oct. 26, 2011. The deposits totaled $13,754.91. She was interviewed at the Southwest District office and attempted to show that she had permission to write the checks, but could not provide proof. She was eventually taken to the Marion County Jail with a bond of $220,000. A 27-year-old woman was accused of retail petit theft at Bealls. Leslie Ann Goodman of Belleview was accused of taking 11 shirts and placing them in her purse. Deputies said they also found items from Dillards. A check of the jail website shows her with an arrest record dating back to 2002. A Lecanto man was accused of petit theft, forgery and uttering a forged instrument after he allegedly took checks from the house of a woman which he was checking for heating and cooling problems. Cory Louis Mester, 24, was allegedly working for a company that had been called by the victim. She said that Mester was coming in and out of the house through the kitchen, where she had left her purse hanging. Detectives arrested Michael McClintock, 21, for allegedly having sex with an 11-year-old between July and August, 2011. On Nov. 30, the alleged victim told detectives that while she was staying at a friends house last summer, McClintock had sexual relations with her on multiple occasions. On Dec. 13, detectives responded to a house in Silver Springs and a home in Ocklawaha in an attempt to locate McClintock. Family members and neighbors reportedly told detectives that they had seen McClintock acting inappropriately with the juvenile victim. McClintock made contact with deputies and agreed to come in for questioning. At first, he denied any inappropriate contact with the girl. Then, he allegedly said he did have sexual relations with her, but he did not initiate it. McClintock was arrested for capital sex battery and taken to the Marion County Jail. He is being heldwithout bond. Organized fraud charged C OP SHOP Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Hospice singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. The Journey Singers offer songs for healing and comfort at the bedside of the ill or dying. Our a capella group offers music that includes liturgical, secular, calming and melodic pieces. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. at the Hospice Education Center. If you have experience singing in four-part harmony and have a compassionate heart, please call Kathy Berning at 352873-7441 for more details. A RIE S ( March 21 to April 19) With the new years opportunities almost within reach, the Arians courageous aspects are raring to go. And dont be surprised if a lot of people follow the zodiacs most trusted leader. TA URU S ( April 20 to May 20) Change lies ahead for the brave Bovine who is ready to shuck off the tried and true to try something new. But appearances can be deceptive. Check it all out before you charge into anything. G E M INI ( May 21 to June 20) This week promises a peek into what the new year holds for the Gemini Twins, both in love and careers. Family matters continue to be a factor in decisions youre going to be facing. CA N C ER ( June 21 to July 22) As you move into the new year, your travel aspects grow stronger, and you might find yourself making decisions about a destination and a traveling companion sooner than youd expected. LEO ( July 23 to Aug 22) The new year holds both glitter and gold. This means Leos and Leonas should begin getting the facts theyll need to separate the real thing from the sham in order to make important decisions next year. VIR G O ( Aug 23 to Sept 22) A good way to start the New Year might be to arrange for a visit to someone you havent seen in a long time. You also might want to pick up that project you put off a while back. LI B R A ( Sept 23 to O ct 22) As you contemplate the new years potential, you might want to talk things over with people who are or have been where you want to go. Their experience and advice can be helpful. SC ORPIO (O ct 23 to N o v. 21) Someone close to you might feel you have no more room for him or her in your life. This calls for immediate reassurance of your love so you can start the New Year on a high note. SAG I TTA RIU S (N o v. 22 to D ec 21) The coming year will bring more people into your life. Some situations might not work out as well as others. But overall, everyone earns something, and thats always a good thing. CA PRI C ORN (D ec 22 to Jan 19) The new year could find you indulging in one or more of the hobbies youve always wanted to take up. And dont be surprised if they ultimately direct you toward a new career. A QU A RIU S ( Jan 20 to F eb 18) The artistic Aquarian should find more opportunities in the New Year. You might even make some potentially helpful contacts as you gather to ring in the year 2012. PI SC E S (F eb 19 to March 20) The new year offers challenges for Pisceans who want to make better use of the skills they now have and learn new ones. Personal relationships show stronger positive aspects. B ORN TH I S W EE K : Although you sometimes tend to be a bit judgmental, nevertheless, you are generous and caring and very much beloved. 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BRIEFS INDEX Bookmark...........................25 Cherrywood......................24 Marion Landing................22 Oak Run...............................17 Obituary..............................12 OTOW...................................13 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pine Run................................5 Pun Alley...............................6 Puzzles.................................26CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 30 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, December 23, 2011 www.smcitizen.com U.S. Senate campaign comes to Marion BY JIM CLARK Editor The campaign for the U.S. Senate came to Marion County Monday evening, when the local Tea Party Solutions welcomed candidate Ron McNeil as a speaker. McNeil, from Destin, is seeing the Republican nomination in the Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson. There are 14 people listed as active on the Florida elections Website, although qualifying is still months away. Nelson is not listed on the site. That didnt stop McNeil from attacking the incumbent. Weve got to get Bill Nelson out of there. I was going to be a male version of Sarah Palin, go around and talk to people and get conservative people elected, but I got to thinking that if we dont get Bill Nelson out, then Obama may get drug in on his coattails. Florida is one of the biggest swing states. I knew that rather than trying to help someone else win a race, I had to win a race myself, so thats why Im here. He said there were 13 people running against him. Theyre all good folks, and I hope they vote for me in November. Later though, he didnt mince words when he said, These little fellas Im running against, I wouldnt hire them nor any of the folks in Washington to run any phase of my business. They cant do it, they just dont know how to do it. In response to questions, he said he would be the worst enemy the IRS ever had. His tax plan calls PHOTO BY JIM CLARKRon McNeil speaks to Tea Party Solutions Monday night. These little fellas Im running against, I wouldnt hire them nor any of the folks in Washington to run any phase of my business. They cant do it, they just dont know how to do it. We send the biggest idiots to Washington. I want about half the Republicans thrown out and I want all the Democrats thrown out. (Politicians in Washington) should be limited to two terms, one in office and one in prison. Ive never held political office, but I intend to hold this one. McNEILS QUOTES Ron McNeil visits local Tea Party group PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSDick and Barb Blancks Christmas VillageMarion Landings Dick and Barb Blanck have been collecting the more than 100 pieces that make up their Christmas Village for more than 20 years, many of which Dick painted himself. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to deliver a long-term solution to its solid waste needs, ending a disposal debate that has spanned several commissions. Commissioners unanimously approved (4-0) a contract with A.C.M.S. Inc. to fund and dispose of waste at A.C.M.S.s Bushnell (Sumter County) landfill. Commissioner Kathy Bryant was absent from the meeting but also expressed her support for the project through a letter to the board chairman. Through the agreement, the county agrees to pay $20 million for 2.5 million tons of disposal capacity in A.C.M.S.s landfill at a guaranteed rate of eight dollars per ton. The A.C.M.S. site is projected to provide enough space to accommodate approximately 20 years worth of Marion County waste, depending on the amounts disposed each year. When combined with the remaining capacity at the countys Baseline landfill, this move is expected to meet county disposal needs for more than 30 years. The Sumter location addresses several of the disposal concerns expressed in previous commission discussions on solid waste topics, such as overall cost effectiveness, close proximity to Marion County and sufficient capacity to provide long-term disposal for county residential waste. This is a positive step forward to solving an issue that has been an ongoing concern for the citizens for a very long time, said Commission Chairman Charlie County to dispose of waste at Sumter landfill PLEASESEEWASTE PAGE7 The Senior Amateur Golf Tour is teeing it up to start its second season in North Central Florida on Thursday Jan. 12, initiating a series of 14 tournaments that includes two majors, all leading to the National Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. Tournaments are scheduled for some of the areas most prestigious courses and certain to prove to be a good test of golf for all competitors. The Tour is open to all skill levels, 50 years of age and older. Members are placed in one of four flights: Championship Flight (0-3.9 handicap), A Flight (4.0-8.9), B Flight (9.0-13.9), C Flight (14.0plus). Senior golf event set PLEASESEEGOLF PAGE7 PLEASESEEMCNEIL PAGE7 Office closedThe South Marion Citizen office will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2. All deadlines for the issues during those two weeks are one business day earlier.Chanukah Bowl scheduledAdults and children will bowl with the Chanukah spirit and watch a large six-foot Menorah being lit while enjoying traditional Chanukah treats. If you are looking for a unique way to have some Chanukah fun this season, what could be more delightful than a combination of bowling and a Menorah Lighting? On Monday, Dec. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., men, women and children from the Marion Countys Jewish community will converge at the AMF Galaxy West Lanes for the areas ultimate celebration of Chanukah. Chanukah Bowling is an event for all ages that you will not want to miss. So grab your bowling balls and shoes, the kids, and your camera, and head out to AMF Galaxy West Lanes at 1818 S.W. 17th St. Ocala. The afternoon will begin with unlimited bowling. The days highlight will be watching a six-foot Chanukah menorah being lit. Everyone can keep up their energy with delicious hot potato latkes and donuts! Admission is $15 per adult and $12 per child. For more information or to RSVP directions, please contact the Chabad Jewish Center at 352-291-2218, or visit www.JewishMarion.org. 000A3B5