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Title: South Marion citizen
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Publisher: Citrus Pub.
Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 01-13-2011
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BRIEFS Office closed Monday for Martin Luther KingThe South Marion Citizen office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, for the observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday.OBS sale planned Catalogs for the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2012 Winter Mixed Sale are available by accessing the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sites new sortable master index will provide access to daily pedigree updates since the printed catalog. A total of 530 horses are cataloged for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 17 with hip numbers 1-110 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. The 148 horses (hip numbers 111) cataloged in the new Horses of Racing Age section will sell immediately after the preferred session. Hip numbers 301-572 sell on Wednesday, Jan. 18 in the Open Session. The sale begins each day at 11 a.m. The Racing Age Section includes 34 newly turned 2-year-olds and 114 older horses. Supplements to the Racing Age section will begin with hip number 259. Past performances are currently available online. An optional Under Tack Show, set for Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m., will be streamed live via the OBS website and videos will be posted online as well as viewable at the sales grounds. The 203 newly turned yearlings in the sale are highlighted by the progeny of a strong roster of proven sires including Mr. Greeley, Congrats, Hard Spun, Wildcat Heir, Discreet Cat, High Cotton, With Distinction, Yes Its True, Graeme Hall, Exchange Rate, Harlanss Holiday, Bluegrass Cat, Pollards Vision, City Zip, Rockport Harbor and Freud. INDEX Bookmark...........................18 Calendar................................4 Cherrywood......................11 Classifieds...........................23 Oak Run...............................15 Opinion..................................8 OTOW.....................................3 Out to Pastor.....................10 Pun Alley...............................6 Puzzles.................................14CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 33 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, January 13, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Saluting recently deceased vets PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKIn what was described as one of the longest continuous memorials of its type in the U.S., Marion County continued its quarterly tradition of the reading of the names of all the deceased veterans of the previous three months on Saturday. Here, the Civil Air Patrol presents the colors. Submarine veterans salute during the opening ceremony. Assembly from Bob Romiti. More photos, Page 24. Vet event Above, Dave Rice rang the bell twice after each deceased veterans name was read. At the right, Andre Adams provided a continuous drum roll.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK 90th birthday Princess Saintrosabella, as she is called by her email family, is a very young 90 years old. Rose, from Pine run, is always ready to go anywhere the Red Hat group takes her and jumps into the back seat of the van like a school girl. Personality plus and comedienne best describes Princess Rose. People always have laughs when Rose is with them, especially when she tells some of the stories of her childhood and employment. Roses birthday was celebrated at the Olive Garden in December. Start the New Year at a local park Guests have already left, the refrigerator is nearly empty and decorations are finding their way back to the attic. The holiday frenzy is officially over and youre settling into the usual schedule, perhaps with a little less energy and a little more weight than you set out with. Looking for advice with some post-holiday recovery? Let Marion County Parks and Recreation help freshen up your start of the New Year. Whether your choice is to relax or to work back your energy levels this month, Parks and Recreation can help you achieve your goal with any of the following outdoor recreation programs: Kayak outings (Jan. 13, 21 and 22): learn kayaking basics, enjoy stunning wildlife sightings or paddle at your leisure on the Rainbow, Silver or Ocklawaha rivers. Kayaking equipment is provided. Eco tram tours (Jan. 15, 26 and 29): take some time to unwind on a motorized nature ride through Sunnyhill Restoration Area or Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area and take a closer look at breathtaking landscapes and native wildlife. Basic wild caving (Jan. 14): turn on your hardhat light and get ready to climb, crawl and squeeze through rocky surfaces and tight spaces as Marion County staff leads you on a cave exploration program. Caving gear is provided. Pre-registration and nominal fees are required. For hours, fees and more information on these programs, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/parks.ht m. To learn more about Marion County Parks and Recreation programs, call 352-671-8560 or visit the office (111 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). Superintendent Jim Yancey hits the road this month and next to share information about a four-day school week coming to Marion County classrooms this August. Marion County School Board members approved the plan last June. The series of eight identical town hall meetings provides a budget history, steps the school board and district have taken over the last five years to cut over $51 million from the operating budget, and alternatives to the four-day week. Open to the public, the meetings also provide those attending the opportunity to offer budget-cutting suggestions not already considered by the district. School board members will also attend various meetings with Yancey. All meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and take place at schools representing geographic areas throughout Marion County: Jan. 23 Dunnellon Elementary (10235 S.W. 180 Ave. Road, Dunnellon) Jan. 26 Marion Oaks Elementary (280 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala) Jan. 30 Lake Weir MidMeetings set to discuss schools four-day week PLEASESEESCHOOLS PAGE2 PLEASESEEOBS PAGE3 Above and below, symbols that were displayed on the lawn. Tops meets on FridaysWe welcome you at, Tops Chapter 678. You will find our members, friendly, caring and happy people. Visit with us about healthy eating for a healthy life. We meet at Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church, State Road 200, on any Friday at 9 a.m. First meeting is free. For more information, call Judy at 291-7526 or Jan at 854-0775. 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. Affordable Primary Care Your Team of Medical Professionals and HCG Weight Loss Specialists NO INSURANCE? PAYING MORE THAN $100/MO.? WE HAVE THE SOLUTION 0 0 0 A 9 V K 000A7PB CALL 888-508-4014 2200 State Road 200 in Ocala WE SERVICE ALL MAKES AND MODELS WINTER 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 Point Courtesy Inspection including: 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 ONLY CALL (352) 622-41 11 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY! Offer good only with coupon. Coupon expires Jan. 31, 2012 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. Coupon expires Jan. 31, 2012 Was $ 89 95 NOW

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Friday, January 13, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, January 13, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 0 0 0 A 7 N 7 Be at least 18 years of age. Possess a valid drivers license. Possess proof of liability insurance. Routes are 7 days a week, early morning hours. OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS Email: mgaouette@chronicleonline.com or bring resume to: 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River There are immediate opportunities for independent contractors to manage and grow single copy newspaper routes in Citrus and Marion Counties Child Care Personnel TEACHER Pt, Exp. Req. CDA Preferred TADPOLES EARLY LEARNING (352) 560-4222 Medical ICCD CoordinatorThe Centers is seeking a Coordinator for the Lighthouse in Inverness. The ICCD program is based on the clubhouse model of psychosocial rehabilitation that serves adults in our community who have mental illness. More details at www.iccd.or g Duties include program management, network with public agencies & community groups, capacity to work in a setting that insists upon the inclusion of members & staff in program development & implementation. Masters degree in Human Services or related field, and exp with the mentally ill adult population reqd, Co paid Training at ICCD sponsored base reqd. Submit Salary Req. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Residential SA Educator The Centers is seeking an Educator to provide educational services to adolescents in our 24/7 residential substance abuse treatment facility in Lecanto. Teach lesson plans according to each countys requirements, i.e., math, social studies, science, English, etc. Assist individuals with special and specific needs, interactions and goals. MA or BA Degree in field of Edu or Human Services, with a Middle School or High School level State of FL teaching certification reqd (two or more certs desired). Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580 jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Therapist The Centers is seeking Licensed or Masters Level Therapist for positions in Citrus County. Must have a min 1 yr exp working with adults, children & adolescents providing individual, group & family therapy in outpatient setting. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc. (352)291-5580 jobs@the centers.us For more informationvisit www.thecenters .us Call 352-854-3986 T O P LACE Y OUR A DIN Professional Youth Care WorkerCypress Creek Juvenile Offender Correctional Center a residential program for maximum risk males committed to the Dept. of Juvenile Justice is recruiting for Youth Care Workers Must be over 21 years of age, have High School Diploma and be able to pass a Level 2 back ground screening Must be able to com plete self-defense and physical intervention training. Ability to tolerate verbal and mental abuse while maintaining a professional demeanor. Ability to perform appropriate crisis intervention, including physically breaking up fights. Pick up an application at 2855 W Woodland Ridge Dr. Lecanto, Florida, 34461 Drug Free Workplace / EEO Sales Help Account Reps Competitive Pay & Bonus Structure Training Provided Advancement Opportunities $2,000 Commitment Bonus Career minded and clean business appearance a must! Call 352.436.4460 and ask for Janice Financial MORTGAGE ELIMINATIONNo up front Fees Completed in 4 wks bdebtfr eenow.com 352-422-7887 Schools/ Instruction NEED A NEW CAREER? 2 W eek Courses! NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475. EKG $475. ALF ADMINISTRATOR $300. taylor college.edu (352) 245-4119 Appliances UpRIght Freezer 11.7 cu/ft $95. (352) 237-8533 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Auctions 3 AUCTIONS THURS. Jan. 12 Estate Adventur e Auction Prev:12PM Auction 3PM 2007 Camry 14K mi. Estate car, hand & mech. tools. Quality & leather furn., Hall full, surprises-New-Antiques FRI. JAN. 13 ON SITE EST A TE Auction 111 Cabot St., Inverness Prev:8AM Auction 9AM Entire contents of home incl. Whole House LP Gen. Loads-Fun&Value SA T ., JAN. 14 LIVE & ONLINE Antique Collectible POSTCARDS Prev:11 Auction 1pm 100+ lots-vintage & antique, Linen, silk, Embroidered, Holiday, adv, 52nd Canadian Military-WWI, Ham radio cards+++ DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc Garage/ Yard Sales BIG YARD SALE! Fri Sat Sun 9-5 Refrigerator, microwave, 2 curio oak cabinets, 2 dressers, Indian collection, gas cast iron grill, 2 roll away beds, tv and much more! Machinist tools, gas compressor, radio arm saw, chop saw, collection of grills, Craftsman lawn mower, Caddie Sedan Deville and more! 352-465-1892 3837 SW Pompano Rd Rainbow Lake Estates LARGE MOVING SALE!Jan 12,13,14 8am-4pm Quality household items. Marion Landings 8471 SW 60th Court Moving Sale in Ocala! Daily noon-6pm or call for appt.352-237-8256 Furniture & misc! 5310 SW 86th Lane, Majestic Oaks Sub. Clothing 3 pair Jeans Jr. Miss Brand New, tags $5.ea (352)873-0953 General A-1 BUYER! Old Costume Jewelry, Items of Value, Antiques, Fishing Mens Watches, Guns352-344-3809 GE RANGE 210 double oven, stainless stain electric w/ glass topNew $1200 sell $300. Rattan sofa, chair, ottoman, exc cond $200. ( 352) 671-1914 Sporting Goods BROWNING SWEET 16 SHOTGUN made in Belgium mint condition 90% or better $1200 obo SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLYMUST HAVE FLDRIVERS LICENSE 352-598-5934 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Wanted to Buy GUNS WANTEDCollector will Pay fair prices for your Unwanted Fire Arms(352) 873-7587 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyAr ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Sale or Rent CRYSTAL RIVER2/1 on land, remodeled rent $600. long or short Sell $54K OBO (352) 307-4564 Rent: Houses Unfurnished 55+ SPRUCE CREEK NORTH2 Bd/2Ba/2 car garage excel. cond. scrn. lanai Immed. occupancy $650 mo. Includes ammenities (352) 266-0516. Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.smcitizen.com Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. On Top Of The World FOR SALE BY HOMEOWNER 2/2/1 End Villa. Lots of extras. $70,500 Check list #ORL27190 BuyOwner.com352-861-5666 Inverness Homes FOR SALE OR LEASE 2/2/1 enclosed porch, Central Heat and Air All Kitchen Appliances $95.K (352) 742-2770 Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Inverness Homes Have it all! Inverness Highlands, S.Carol Terrace. Huge 1 Family. Major updates youll enjoy only in a new home. Owner down sized, will negotiate. In natures paradise this 4 bedroom 3 bath on 2.8 acres fits a family with children who love to play explorer. Own deep well (no water bills!), plus new whole-house water treatment system, 16x34 in-ground screened pool with fountain and lights. New 2-zone energy efficient heat/cool; new full attic R-30 insulation; new attic solar fan; new ducts/vents; updated bathrooms, 2 new AirMaster air cleaning units to remove dust, pollen, mold spores. Majestic trees. Extra long concrete driveway. Watch the deer play from the lanai or living room window. Newer (2002) Timberline roof, ridge vents, 7 solar tubs thru out the house. Two hot water heaters. Wired for generator. Completely chain link fenced. Corral your horses, park your boat or RV. ON property 7 palm trees value $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $209,900. (Price below Estimate Zillow.com) Contact owner, 352-556-1510, 352-238-6274 email: rosepub@excite.com Homosassa Homes Riverhaven Village, Homosassa, FL GREAT LOCATION, GREAT HOUSE, GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD! 2147 sf, 3/2 + lr/dr comb, den, sunroom, inside laundry, all appliances. blt. by Rusaw in 1989, well maintained, upgrades, move in ready. Asking $160,000 all offers considered. Realtors 3% See visual tour: www.visualtour.com/sho w.asp?t=2656780&prt=10 003&sk=13 Frank or Helen Harris, 352-628-1434 email: hharris3 @tampabay.rr.com Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Houses one block, one doublewide. $175K 352-854-5564 352-465-2159 Sumter County Land 10 ACRES FOR SALE -SANTERRA RANCHES -SUMTER COUNTY Beautiful 10 acre vacant property in deed restricted neighborhood of Santerra Ranches in Sumterville, Sumter County for Sale -Mature Oak trees and open pasture make a perfect atmosphere for your future home and barn..start living the Florida country lifestyle asking $110,000 Call George (954) 383-7109 Recreation Vehicles Infinity 99 M/Homeby 4 Winds, 35 Triton V-10 gas, 44K mis. front rear a/c, Onan Gen. back up camera, leveling jacks, TV, fully equipped incl tow bars & hitch + brks buddy, assisted for tow vech. all manuals for coach & appls. NON Smoker incls hoses, sewer & electric hook-ups, 7 new NEW Goodyear tires, See at Oak Bend Village Route 40 W. Dunnellon call for tour (352) 465-6335 Was $22,500 Now $19,750 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond or not .Titled,no title, no problem. Paying up to$25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Cars HYUNDAI Santa Fe, 120K mi. Good cond. $2,200. Call (352) 854-1194 Care For the Elderly MOBILE HAIR CARE FULL SERVICE IN YOUR HOME LICENSED BEAUTICIAN/CNA WILL SERVICE THE HOME BOUND AND ELDERLY. CALL CATHY (352) 237-3347 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 Steve Zrowka 000A652 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! dle (10220 S.E. Sunset Harbor Road, Summerfield) Feb. 6 Belleview Middle (10500 S.E. 36th Ave., Belleview) Feb. 13 Howard Middle (1655 N.W. 10th St., Ocala) Feb. 16 Maplewood Elementary (4751 S.E. 24th St., Ocala) Feb. 23 Oakcrest Elementary (1112 N.E. 28th St., Ocala) Feb. 27 North Marion Middle (2085 W. Hwy. 329, Citra) For more information, contact the Public Relations Office at 352-671-7555. SCHOOLS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Marions Most Wanted Christopher Fulk 36, felony violation of probation battery. Brenton Howard 19, felony violation of probation grand theft; bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 retail petit theft and count 2 resist detainment by retail merchant. Andrea Jamez 38, felony violation of probation; 2 counts possession of cocaine; 2 counts possession of hydrocodone. Darnell Johns 54, bench warrant for failure to appear arraignment driving while license suspended revoked etc. second offense; bench warrant for failure to appear arraignment driving while license suspended revoked cancel; order to take into custody count 1 no valid drivers license, count 2 attach unassigned tag to vehicle. Jackie Woods 25, felony warrant count 1 possession of forged bills. Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) announces the start of the 2012 Girl Scout Cookie Program throughout its eight-county jurisdiction of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties. Whichever your favorite Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints, Tagalongs, or Samoas the wait is over! Through mid-March, thousands of Girl Scouts will take orders for your favorite Girl Scout Cookie varieties, including DoSi-Dos, Dulce de Leche, Samoas, Tagalongs, Thank You Berry Munch, Thin Mints, or Trefoils. In celebration of Girl Scouts 100th anniversary in 2012, a new Girl Scout Cookie is making its debut: Savannah Smiles. Named after the city in which Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts in 1912 Savannah, Ga. Savannah Smiles is a lemon-flavored cookie dusted in powdered sugar that is sure to become a fast favorite. Girl Scouts in west central Florida will take pre-orders through Jan. 27, and those cookies will be delivered beginning Feb. 16. Friday, Feb. 24 marks the start of booth sales, so keep an eye out at your favorite businesses and stores and take a box or a dozen home with you! Also beginning Feb. 24, visit www.gswcf.org and search for a Girl Scout Cookie Booth by zip code using the cookie booth locater system. Cookie fans with smart phones can download the free Girl Scout Cookie Locator (Kellogg) app by calling **GSCOOKIES (**472665437) from their phones, or by searching for Cookie Locator in the iPhone App Store or Android Market Place. Its easier than ever to satisfy your Girl Scout Cookie cravings! Cookie booth sales end Sunday, March 18. For those who want to support Girl Scouting in their communities but dont want to enjoy the cookies themselves, GSWCF offers the Cookies from Home Program. This unique program is a way for Girl Scouts to give back to their communities: donations of cookies through the Cookies from Home Program will be sent directly to our military troops serving in combat zones overseas through a partnership with Support Our Troops. Donations to the Cookies from Home Program may be made in person through a Girl Scout at anytime during the Cookie Program, through March 18. Girl Scout Cookies are not only an icon of American culture, but also the worlds leading entrepreneurial program for girls. Through the program, girls practice useful life skills such as planning, decision-making and customer service. During cookie activities, girls are members of a team working towards a common goal, with each girl striving to do her personal best. For more information regarding purchasing Girl Scout Cookies and supporting Girl Scouting in your area, visit www.gswcf.org/cookies, or call (800) 881-4475, ext. 1838. Its time to start thinking about Girl Scout cookies, including a new one this year 000A9V3 Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! January Happenings Join us for the following event! THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 2:30 PM VETERANS SEMINAR Find out about the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit availbale to Veterans and their surviving spouses who require assistance with their activities of daily living. You may be eligible to receive a monthly tax-free pension from the Veterans Administration of up to $23,396 per year. Presented by Operation:Veteran Aid. Refreshments will be served. 000A9SF Specially trained staff Spacious living area 3 daily meals are chef prepared Emergency response system Assisted with personal care Visiting physicians Social programs & outings Private ownership Affordable rates Residential living Family atmosphere Dont let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, called Camelot! AL#5429 K ELLEAN K AI T RUESDELL J D ., LL M LL.M. ~ Masters Degree in Estate Planning / University of Miami School of Law (352) 873-4141 Wills, Pour-Over Wills, Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts, Health & Financial Powers of Attorney, The Truesdell Living Will, Pre-Need Guardian Affidavits, DNRs, Trust Funding & Administration, Probate, Guardianship, Asset Protection, Medicaid Qualification for Health Care, Recent Law Changes, and more. 000A9FJ F LORIDA E STATE P LANNING D OCUMENTS A SSET P ROTECTION AND M ANAGEMENT B REAKFAST W ORKSHOP W EDNESDAY F EBRUARY 8, 2012 10:00 AM R ESERVATIONS R EQUIRED N O C OST N O O BLIGATION Kellean Kai Trusdell, J.D., LL.M Attorney & Counselor at Law KELLEANTRUESDELL.COM The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, FL 34482

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Celebrate! is allnew and guaranteed to entertain you for two solid hours. Performances are slated for Feb. 10-11 (Friday and Saturday) at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $6 for general admission and $8 for reserved admission. Tickets are available any Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning at the Health & Recreation building from 8 to 10 a.m. If youre thinking Ive seen this before, you couldnt be more wrong! We never repeat selections from previous performances and this one is very diverse in its content. We are excited about our music and comedy numbers plus some outstanding costumes. OTOW BowlingJerry Roney, OTOW Bowling League President, also bowls on Thursdays on another OTOW Bowling New Pretenders gearing up for another show The New Pretenders are ready for another show. League, the Galaxy Western Stars. Joe Rosinski, one of the Galaxy Western Stars bowlers, bowled a perfect 300 game, which means he bowled 12 strikes in a row! Travel Topper ToursTravel Topper Tours has arranged a trip to the show In the Mood, a retro1940s musical revue. The event is On Wednesday, April 18, at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. The show features a company of 19 singers and dancers. The cost is $54 per person, and bookings are now open. Please call Kathy Peterson at 352-873-2929 for details and for registration. New England ClubThe OTOW New England Club is back! Because of the large number of people interested in this club, Donnamarie Frechette spearheaded the reorganization of the club. The first meeting was held on Dec. 15. After a time of socializing and getting to know you discussion, it was deemed feasible to proceed with nominations and the election of club officers. The following people were elected unanimously: President Donnamarie (Castellano) Frechette Treasurer Martha Riberdy SecretaryJeannie Lombardi The position of VicePresident is still open. The vision of the newlyelected board is to reach out to On Top of the World residents with ties to a New England state and to provide new, friendly, and enjoyable activities each month. If you are interested in joining this club, you may contact any of the club officers or simply come to the next meeting, which will on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The meeting will take place in the Arbor Club ballroom. OTOW HAPPENINGS War Pass heads a deep group of promising sires with yearlings in the sale including Street Boss, Pioneer of the Nile, Dunkirk, Einstein, Cowboy Cal and Kodiak Kowboy. Floridabased sires include Circular Quay, In Summation, Two Step Salsa and Cowtown Cat. Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to an exceptionally strong group of stallions. 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Recent cold fronts have very high numbers of manatees concentrated in warm-water refuges near power plants in Palm Beach and Broward counties. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) cautions boaters to be on the lookout for manatees moving into the Intracoastal Waterway to feeding areas. Boaters should slow down and strictly obey posted speed restrictions in manatee protection zones. "As the weather warms, large numbers of these mammals will be moving out of warm-water refuges and headed toward feeding areas," said FWC law enforcement Capt. David Schaeffer. "That's when the greatest danger from boat strikes occurs. This pattern will repeat itself as winter cold fronts come and go." The FWC and its law enforcement partners will be increasing patrols and strictly enforcing manateeprotection zone speed limits to aid the animals during this period when they are most vulnerable to vessel strikes. To avoid striking manatees, vessel operators should wear polarized sunglasses to help them spot the creatures in the water, and watch for the large, telltale circular slicks on the surface of the water (manatee footprints) that indicate the presence of manatees. For more information on Florida's manatees, visit MyFWC.com/Manatee. To report a dead or distressed manatee, call the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922). believe instead that the herb works more as an anti-inflammatory agent. A 2009 University of British Columbia study found that typical commercially available Echinacea preparations are effective in reducing the bodys production of inflammatory proteins in human bronchial cells. In laymans terms, this means that Echinacea can help lessen the annoying symptoms of common colds, the flu and other respiratory ailments. Furthermore, the study found that Echinacea is just as effective in reducing bronchial inflammation whether it is consumed before or after a viral infection sets in, indicating that taking moderate doses on a regular basis during cold season can help prevent some bronchial irritation if and when cold symptoms begin. Interestingly, though, a 2010 study of 719 participants in Wisconsin focusing on illness duration and severity found that the duration of the common cold could be shortened by taking a pill of some sort, whether Echinacea or a placebo with no active ingredients. But this study merely underscored the importance of psychological factors in fighting illness and did not say that Echinacea isnt effective. Given the lack of FDA oversight of herbs, different formulations may contain vastly different amounts of Echinacea. A 2004 evaluation of 19 different Echinacea brands by the non-profit Consumers Union and published in Consumer Reports found that the amount of Echinacea actually present in supplements varied considerably from brand to brandand even in some cases from bottle to bottle of the same brand. The magazine recommended a few brands as best picks, including Spring Valley, Origin and Sundown, all which featured high concentrations of Echinacea and reliable dosage amounts from pill to pill. Before taking the Echinacea plunge, beware that the herb can cause allergic reactions in some people and may interact negatively with some common medications. Researchers warn that anyone with autoimmune disease or a handful of other illnesses should not take Echinacea without first consulting with their doctor. CONTACTS: FDA, www.fda.gov; Consumers Union, www.consumersunion.org. EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. Friday, Jan. 13 Da y of Caring dead l ine e xt ended The deadline to sign up for United Way of Marion Countys 19th annual Day of Caring has been extended to Friday, Jan. 13. Day of Caring, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 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 non-profit organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org. Deadline for volunteer teams and agency project applications must be returned to the United Way by Friday, Jan. 13. For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-7329696 or tbanner@uwmc.org. L ife L ine Screening Christs Church of Marion County presents Life Line Screening, trusted by hospitals Nationwide, on Friday, Jan. 13. We Can Help You Avoid A Stroke. Five screenings are available Stroke/Carotid Artery, Heart Rhythm, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Arterial Disease and Osteoporosis Risk Assessment. All five screenings are only $149. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Please call: 1-800-324-1851. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. off State Road 200, Ocala, phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Saturday, Jan. 14 B u bbl e tt es p erform a t Friends annua l mee t ing The annual meeting of the Friends of Freedom Public Library is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the meeting room on Saturday, Jan. 14. The membership will vote on a new slate of officers and revisions to the By-Laws. Following the meeting, the Friends present a variety show by The Bubblettes. This group performs regularly for several clubs at On Top of the World and elsewhere in Ocala. Some of the singers have performed in European churches, cruise ships and other places. Youre certain to enjoy this talented group. Show starts about 1:30 in the meeting room. M e th odis t men t o serve b rea k fas t To all the Tired Reindeers out there, the Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-youeat 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. Sunday, Jan.15 B rea k fas t a t th e M oose Breakfast is back each Sunday from 9 to 11:30 a.m., serving eggs any style, choice of meats, potatoes, coffee, juice, toast and much more! Start your day with us and find out why we are the best kept secret in the Southwest Ocala area. The lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance to Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2200. P os t P o l io G rou p mee t s The North Central Post-Polio Support Group will present the Program: The Balancing Act on Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Collins Health Resource Center 9401 S.W. Highway 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. The speaker will be Physical Therapist Fred Shirley MS, PT, CEAS. Fred is very versed on Post Polio and it should be a very informative presentation. Please contact Carolyn Raville 352-489-1731 for information. Monday, Jan. 16 L egion p os t t o mee t The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. Wednesday, Jan. 18 P u bl ic b ingo a t th e M oose 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 andradite. Everyone is welcome, with a variety of lunch selections. The lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-854-2200.Thursday, Jan. 19 Air Force grou p t o mee t The Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Airport Administration Building 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala FL 34474. Joe Lacey will present his power point on Lockheed L-1011. Everyone is welcome.J ud y R ogers sings a t Co ll ege R oad On Jan. 19, Young At Heart, College Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, will present Judy Rogers. She is a renowned Christian singer with comedy and inspiration. Join us, with a dish to share, at noon. Start your new year with conviction. If you need a ride call the church office 352-237-5741. We look forward to guests. Saturday, Jan. 21 Circ l e S q uare H ea lth W e ll ness Exp o The 10th annual Health & Wellness Expo will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Circle Square Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and see what Ocala has to offer in the field of health care and learn the latest in medical advances. This is a free event. This years Expo is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and will feature various services offered by the hospital, including information on heart health, diabetes, stroke, nutrition and more. Representatives from area healthcare related agencies will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions regarding your health. Additionally, The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa and On Top of the World certified fitness instructors will offer a variety of exercise demonstrations throughout the day. Participate in the ZUMBA Fitness Jam on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; a donation of $5 per person will go towards the March of Dimes. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.M ega b oo k sa l e sc h edu l ed A mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue, including used books, CDs, videos and crafts, will be Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winn Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala.Scandinavian C l u b of M arion Coun ty 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 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. Friday, January 13, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com DIAL-A-PRO For Your Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen 711189 4 ~ Friday, January 13, 2012 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. 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Friday, January 13, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, January 13, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Sunday, Jan. 22 Jazz Society offers free music The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the fourth Sunday this month, 2 to 5 p.m. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. For more info call Gladys at 352-854-8930.Tuesday, Jan. 24 West Marion business group meetsThe West Marion Business Association will hold its regular meeting at the Southwest District Sheriffs Office on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.Gospel music at Joy Lutheran Join us for an evening of praise and worship at Joy Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. with Arizonans Dave Anderson and Kelly Patten. The concerts these men present includes gospel music, old-time Sunday school songs, contemporary Christian music and stories of Gods grace and mercy including The Rescue Story which has been heard by millions of people around the world. A free-will offering will be asked at this event. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information, call 352-854-4509 ext. 221.Saturday, Jan. 28 Moose Golf TournamentTeams are being organized for a golf tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28, to raise money for the Moose Lodge and its charitable endeavors. A shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. Prizes and awards for all participants followed by a chicken feast. This event is for members, friends and qualified signed up guests. For pricing and more information call Joe Edel at 352-237-1485. Saturday, Jan. 28 Camellia show scheduled The Ocala Camellia Society will present its annual camellia show on Saturday, Jan. 28, and Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Ocala. Admission to the camellia show is free, and there is plenty of free parking. The Annual Ocala Camellia Society Camellia Show features award-winning blooms from across the southeastern United States. On Jan. 28, you are invited to enter blooms from 7 to 10 a.m. Judging will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 or 1 p.m. The public is invited to view the show from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Camellia plants will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, or until supply runs out. For more information, please call 352-595-3365 or visit www.americancamellias.org and look for the Ocala Camellia Society web page. Rally for Life scheduled Rally for Life will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28, from noon to 2 p.m. in front of Ocala City Hall, 151 S.E. Osceola Ave. Parking is available all around the building and in government parking lots. In the past this rally was held on the Square, but this year has been moved to City Hall. Keynote Speakers will be Sisters of Life from New York, on the The Dignity of the Human Person and Building a Culture of Life. Sunday, Jan. 29 Joy night at Christs Church Join other Ocala area churches for an evening of traditional and contemporary music and worship through congregational singing of praise songs, solos and ensembles. Coffee and cookies follows. Everyone is invited. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th Street, off State Road 200, Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org.Tuesday, Jan. 31 Huge yard sale Temple Bnai Darom will have a huge yard sale on Jan. 31 starting at 8 a.m. The sale will be at 49 Banyan Course, Ocala. Saturday, Feb. 4 An afternoon at Capones Join members from First Congregation United Church of Christ on Saturday, Feb. 4 for lunch and show at Capones of Kissimmee. Price includes bus transportation, buffet lunch, gratuities, and a Broadway style song, dance and comedy revue, set in 1930s Chicago. Cost is $60 per person, $45 for children under 12. For more information and tickets, 352-873-3377. Willie Nelson at Circle SquareMusic icon and winner of 25 Grammy, CMA and American Music Awards Willie Nelson comes to the Circle Square Cultural Center! Willies popular hits such as Mama Dont Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, On The Road Again, Always On My Mind and many more classics are ageless songs that span generations. With his brilliant 6 decade career that speaks volumes of his musics relevance and performance power, the 75 year old Willie Nelson continues to sell out venues all over the world! Dont miss the legendary Willie Nelson live in concert on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, located at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information on the 2012 entertainment line-up including times, dates and tickets, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Saturday, Feb. 18 Hospice trail ride Hospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 12th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Sat., Feb. 18, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, former Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-854-5218. And if these or other appliances over 15 years old consider replacing them with newer models that meet federal EnergyStar efficiency criteria. Also, swapping out older incandescent bulbs in light fixtures with higher efficiency compact fluorescent or LED bulbs will save money and energy. A professional energy auditor with dedicated assessment tools and the knowledge of how to use them will in all likelihood carry out a more comprehensive assessment than you can do yourself. Thorough assessments often use equipment such as blower doors, which measure the extent of leaks in the building envelope, and infrared cameras, which reveal hard-to-detect areas of air infiltration and missing insulation. If you are concerned about enlisting a for-profit firm that upsells its own energy efficiency upgrade services based on a free energy audit, check with your utility to see whether it offers unbiased, independent energy audit services (which it may do for free or for a nominal cost). The assessor from your utility may be able to recommend window and door replacement companies, heating and cooling specialists and other vendors nearby that do reputable work to make your home is not only energy efficient but warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. CONTACTS: DOE Energy Savers, www.energysavers.gov; EnergyStar, www.energystar.gov. D ear E arthTal k: Whats the story with E chinacea ? Many herb teas contain it and many people swear by it as a cold remedy B ut I v e also seen headlines say ing that the herb has no medicinal v alue whatsoe v er Can you set the record straight ? Arlene Hi xson P ortland M E Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower, has gained popularity in recent years as a nutritional supplement that proponents believe is helpful in staving off the common cold and shortening its duration. But given the variation between dosages and formulationssuch herbs are not regulated as medical drugs by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and so makers have little incentive to standardizeits hard to get definitive answers as to Echinaceas effectiveness. Historically, Native Americans relied on the root of Echinacea to numb toothache pain and treat dyspepsia as well as snake, insect and spider bites. While some modern day folks rely on Echinacea just based on this anecdotal evidence, scientific studies have verified that the herb can be effective. To wit, a 2008 University of Connecticut review of 14 different clinical trials of Echinacea PHOTO COURTESY ISTOCKEchinacea has gained popularity in recent years as a remedy for the common cold. 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T oday is the first of three Friday-thethirteenths in 2012. The next one in April, just before tax day on the 15th, is bound to be unlucky for almost everyone. While the origin of this holiday is not known, we do know that people attribute many unlucky happenings to it. Estimates have been made that 17 to 21 million people in the U.S. are affected by a fear of this day. Some are so fearful that they avoid normal routines in business, taking flights or even getting out of bed. Take a trip down Pun Alley to see what happened to some unlucky people. Wow!Fred, Frank and Tommy got a jail sentence for 20 years but got granted one thing to take to jail with them. Fred asked for a gigantic supply of different kinds of booze. Frank asked for every type of all the books in the world and Tommy asked for a 40-year supply of cigarettes. Twenty years passed. When Freds door was opened he was so drunk he fell unconscious next to the guard. When they opened Franks door he walked out with a very posh accent; it turned out that he was the smartest person in the world after reading all the books. When Tommys door was opened, he appeared normal, all the cigarettes were still there, and then he asked the officers, Could I have a lighter please? UnbelievableA man was brought into the emergency room at the local hospital. He had drunk from a bottle marked poison. The physician asked, Why would you drink from a bottle marked poison? The man answered, Underneath, it said lye, so I didnt believe it!TruthfulThe businessman complained to his secretary that his son thinks money grows on trees. Tonight hes getting a talking to thatll really get across the value of a dollar. Howd it go? asked the secretary the next morning. Not so good, he admitted glumly. Now he wants his allowance in Euros. ShortsA mother, who had just put her little boy to bed, said as she shut the door, This is one more day when I worked from sonup to son-down. The dumb gypsy was told to read palms, but she couldnt figure out how to climb them. He was told to take up nude painting. The next day he got pneumonia. I was going to buy a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking, and then I thought, what good would that do? Hes grateful hes a schizophrenic. It gives him somebody to talk to. Michael: Its Friday the 13th. Do you have any superstitions? Chad: I think its unlucky to have superstitions. For every set of horseshoes people use for luck, somewhere in this world theres a barefoot horse. This man fell off an eave on his house and was injured. Thats what he gets for eavesdropping. The cost of living is the difference between your net income and your gross habits. Ive got bad arthritis, but I cant kick. Ever notice how the person who remarks, Well, thats the way the ball bounces, is usually the one who dropped the ball? Winner Thomas knew he was born on a Friday the 13th. He was always unlucky; nothing good ever happened to him. To help him some friends got together and decided to give him some money. Knowing that he wouldnt take it as charity, they arranged a drawing in which all the numbers put into the hat would be the same as his. The evening of the drawing came. Thomas put his hand into the hat to draw the winning number. He pulled out number and a half. Just rewardThe three-time crook panicked as he surveyed the jury in the courthouse. Positive hed never beat the murder rap, he had managed to bribe a lady juror with his life savings to go for a manslaughter verdict. Sure enough, at the close of the trial the jury declared him guilty of manslaughter. Tears of gratitude welling up in his eyes, the crook had a moment with the juror before being led off to prison. Thank you, thank you. Howd you do it? It wasnt easy, she admitted. They all wanted to acquit you. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Friday, January 13, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in 6 ~ Friday, January 13, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Visiting some unlucky people on Friday the 13th P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Marion County students will have an opportunity to exercise their vocal chords when the College of Central Florida launches the CF Young Singers. The new community youth choir will be open to Marion County youths ages 7 to 15 with any level of talent or experience. The choir will learn choral singing in a fun, safe and accepting social environment and will perform music from many different cultures. I am very excited to have a community youth choir in Marion County, said Matthew Bumbach, CF assistant professor and director of the new choir. Many of our public schools do not have choirs so students miss out on the opportunity to perform. The arts are so important, and students deserve these opportunities. Starting Jan. 26, the choir will rehearse most Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center, Room 123, at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Practices will continue through May, and two performances will be held during the semester. There is an annual $25 registration fee to participate. To access an informational brochure with registration form, visit www.CF.edu/arts. For more information or to sign up, contact Linda Yelder at 352854-2322, ext. 1419, or yelderl@cf.edu. Local college to launch youth choir E The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: There are a number of companies out there now doing energy audits for the home, after which they try to sell you attic insulation and other products and services. Is this just a scam or would it be wise for me to look into this? Bill Richards., New York, NY For the most part, companies offering energy audits are reputable and legitimate and will help you both save money and reduce your carbon footprint if you follow their advice in regard to upgrading things like insulation, windows and appliances. A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient, reports the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time. During the assessment, you can pinpoint where your house is losing energy, adds DOE. Energy assessments also determine the efficiency of your homes heating and cooling systems (and) may also show you ways to conserve hot water and electricity. You can conduct your own energy audit if you know where to look for air leaks (drafts), water waste and other key areas of a homes inefficiencies. The DOEs energysavers.gov website has guidelines to help homeowners conduct their own do-it-yourself home energy assessments. For instance, DOE recommends that homeowners make a list of obvious air leaks, such as through gaps along baseboards or at the edges of flooring and at wall and ceiling junctures. The potential energy savings from reducing drafts in a home can be as high as 30 percent per year, reports DOE. (The DOE website also provides information on other ways to save money and resources through less obvious things such as outdoor landscaping. It also posts guidelines for energy-efficient designing and remodeling.) You should also check the filters on heating and cooling equipment to see if they need to be changed so as to keep your furnace and air conditioners functioning at maximum efficiency. 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H edy Lamarr, dubbed the most beautiful woman in the world, actually conceived of the epoch-shaping technology we know as frequency hopping today. Even as a child in Vienna, Austria Hedy loved to invent and was encouraged to do so by her doting father. A stint in movies sidetracked her for a while from her inventions, and one movie in particular would haunt her for years. In Ecstasy she romped briefly through the woods fully naked. Before she was out of her teens she married a charming older man, a munitions czar with close ties to Nazis. Hedys scandalous movie scene drove the embarrassed Mandl to buy up all existing copies but the effort was futile as new copies continued to multiply. Gracing the Mandl dinner table as the gorgeous trophy wife, Hedy coolly gathered Nazi secrets and weapons information she would later use on a secret form of radio communication she hoped would boost the American war effort. By the late 1930s Hedy was divorced and a Hollywood actress, a role she never took seriously, saying to be an actress you only had to stand still and look stupid. Still, making a few movies a year left plenty of time for her passion inventing. She was particularly distressed at the U-boat attacks on ships carrying women and children and hoped to develop a wireless signal to Allied torpedoes that the enemy could not intercept. In those days, wireless transmission was risky since it was based on a single frequency which the enemy could intercept. Based on her understanding of these limitations gathered from listening in on conversations that her ex-husband had with military personnel, Lamarr came up with an idea for rapidly switching transmission and reception between various frequencies, thus thwarting easy attempt at detection. She succeeded in her endeavor by teaming up with composer George Anthell whose experience with synchronizing player pianos and other musical instruments led them to a patent for making radioguided torpedoes jamproof. Sadly, Lamarrs beauty was her curse. No one, certainly not the Department of the Navy, took her seriously. One who did take her inventions seriously was Howard Hughes. In 1996 he worked toward getting her recognition for her pioneering invention of frequency hopping for which she at last received the Pioneer Award from the Electronic Foundation. In addition to this fascinating aspect of the beauty queen Lamarr, Rhodes gives us brilliant glimpses of Vienna in the 1920s, Hollywood in the s, and the war years in the s. 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Friday, January 13, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... T he Florida House and Senate will be very busy this winter, spring and summer, during their 60-day legislative session. We Googled to see what the Legislature will be up to and up against in 2012. Assuming the count is accurate, there are 693 bills in the legislative basket. We assume all bills are important, very important, critical, or matters of life and death to some citizen, organization, local government, or campaign contributor. Among this sessions considerations are sewage treatment and disposal systems, high school diploma options, profiting from jury service, traffic control signals, gambling devices, motor vehicle plates, submerged land sovereignty, public protests, and banning any activity which includes the word oil. Some more compelling legislative considerations include public school funding, recall of constitutional officers, and term limits (our favorite topic). Like every other red, white, and blue-blooded citizen, we have an issue we believe should be high on legislative agendas nationwide use of electronic devices while pretending to drive a motor vehicle with due diligence. Our concern comes from a lifelong defensive driving observation that other drivers are out to get us. We call it protective paranoia. According to a news report there are a few suggestions about texting being touted around Tallahassee, but there is no proposed legislation so far. We think all cell-phone use while driving is hazardous to all humans and animals, and should be prohibited. News reports about texting collisions are rising. A recent disaster in St. James, Missouri, was a pileup which took two lives, injured dozens, and left two school buses and a pickup truck in a crumpled heap. The text was about going to a county fair. Not many years ago, it was ordinary practice to pull over and drop a quarter into a roadside telephone to call home or work. While technology is wonderful, cell-phones have turned many otherwise sensible people into reckless drivers who refuse get off the road when distracted. In legal talk its called obvious risk so plain it would be recognized by a person of ordinary intelligence. Eleven states prohibit talking on hand-held cell-phones while driving. Thirty-five ban all use of cell-phones by novice drivers. Thirty-six states ban texting while driving. All three are examples of tepid gradualism. Drivers addicted to chattering while in motion are quick to suggest no one will obey a law which bans all use of cell-phones. Theyre folks who would rather die and take others with them than recognize the obvious dangers, like drivers who still refuse to use seat belts after 28 years of laws and safety experience. With characteristic reluctance, legislators will continue to treat cell-phone driving as a go-slow issue until a sufficient number of pileups and fatalities make total prohibition politically safe. In the meantime, gradualism aint leadership, and it could be fatal. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, January 13, 2012 T here was a song about school back in the 1950s from a singer named Chuck Berry. A couple of lines from the songs included The teacher is teaching the golden rule, and Gee, but the teacher dont know how mean she looks. I never thought about teachers looking mean, but I always appreciated the work they did, and now I have one in my family. Over the years, government has taken over more and more, providing regulations that hamper the teaching profession. When you write a column 52 weeks a year, and you add an editorial for many of those weeks, you have to have various sources for material. For this week, in addition to a news release about teacher demonstrations, I got the idea from a priest on television, of all places, giving a sermon on EWTN, the Catholic network. I didnt record the message, but I think I can come pretty close. How many of you can name the last five Super Bowl winners in order, without error? How many can name the last five World Series winners in order, without error? How many can name the last five presidential election losers, in order, without error? How many can name the winners of the last five New Hampshire primaries, in order, without error? All these things seem so important at the time, but they go to the back of a persons mind rather quickly. But heres another question: How many of you can name five teachers throughout your educational years that had an effect on your life? That question seems to be a lot easier for many people. For me, the top of my list includes Vic Liggio, a teacher at Bergen Catholic High School, who taught a class called Problems of American Democracy in my senior year. He gave us an assignment to write about something going on in Congress, and I forgot until the last minute. I wrote a summary from my head in about 10 minutes, but a few others got to read theirs before me and they were boring. When I read mine, Mr. Liggio grabbed my paper, wrote a big A on it, and said, Well, its about time somebody said something. I figured if I could write something that good in 10 minutes, maybe I should make it a career. It worked. Then there was kindergarten teacher Mrs. McLaughlin, firstgrade teacher Sister Richard Marie, second-grade teacher Sister Marie Edina, all of whom helped shape my early years. Finally, there was high school basketball coach John Mazziotta, for whom I was student manager and sat next to him on the bench for a few years. He taught me how to coach and handle young people, and I made a great hobby of coaching youth sports over the years. How about you? Im sure you can remember some teachers you admired a lot easier than who won the last few Super Bowls or World Series. What brought all this about was that news item about demonstrations backing teachers all across the nation. Here in Marion County, the release reached us too late to get in last weeks papers, and by the time you read this it will be over. I join in backing teachers in their effort to acquire better pay and benefits, and I think a lot of them just want to be able to teach, something they were taught very well how to do, free of government interference. We should all be in favor of that. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@smcitizen.com. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. A Florida Senate committee approved a gambling casino bill this week, but that bill still has a long way to go to pass, and then voters in various counties would have to decide what was going to happen. We can tell you what will happen. Just look at Atlantic City. Undoubtedly there are some of you out there who visited the Jersey Shore (the place, not the television show) when you were much younger. It was a beach, a boardwalk filled with amusements of all types, those that you can usually only find at a carnival nowadays. It was also a big convention center, highlighted by Bert Parks singing There she is, Miss America. It was a great family place. Then came a big move, when casinos were approved for Atlantic City. After that, there has been a lot written about how different types of families moved in you know what we mean. The glitzy casino area attracted visitors from far and wide, but people were warned not to wander too far away from the hotels and casinos it was a part of Atlantic City that no one wants to visit. Do we need that in Florida? We think not. Its bad enough that we already have some casinos operating under outdated treaties. Its bad enough that the Internet cafes have popped up in almost every shopping center. Even the state lottery, which many people play, can be listed as a racket. We would prefer that the Legislature go a different route outlaw all casino-type gambling in the state. Period. Lets not let anyone build the fancy hotels and casinos. If the treaties with Native Americans become a problem, then make it against the law to cross county lines for gambling purposes. Cruise ship casinos? Fine. They go outside the imaginary limit, which puts them out of the reach of Florida laws. But theyre not out of reach of the laws when they finish gambling and want to come back in. Could you require these people to show passports and go through Customs to get back into port? That would make people think twice. Gambling is an addiction, the same as any other addiction. Dont be fooled by those who favor gambling because they say it will be an economic boom. The downside is a lot worse than the money to be made. For those who want the gambling because its fun, and they can afford it, well, were pretty sure there are apartments for rent and houses for sale in New Jersey. Youll enjoy it up there, were sure. But remember, that roll of the dice or that extra card in Blackjack may not be exactly the numbers you want. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Limit gambling in Florida Many of us can recall our teachers Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, kaboom!. Ocala medicine: incompetent, and lackingSome 45 years ago when I was living here and after studying medicine I became a financial and medical auditor for Blue Cross and Medicare. I audited hospital and doctor medicine as well as finances and discovered more Medicare/Blue Cross frauds than you have fingers and toes. Now Medicare fraud is rampant and when I report them nothing happens. Representative Cliff Stearns is a joke, when he says he wants to uncover Medicare fraud. Right this minute I know of three physicians practicing fraud and I can do nothing about it even when its reported. One of my physicians told me he knows of doctors frauding Medicare. Boy has it changed. Ive closed one hospital and saw that many physicians are not in practice now because of malpractice. Medicine in this area is sufferJim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 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 000A6Q9 U nitarian U niversalists 7633 N. Florida Ave. (Route 41)Citrus Springs N a t u r e C o a s t 465-4225 SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 A.M. W HERE REASON & RELIGION M EET GLBT WELCOME What is Unitarian Universalism? Many of our founding fathers were either Unitarians or Universalists. Today, UU is a non-creedal path which allows each person the freedom to search for truth in many ways. While our congregations uphold shared principles, individuals may discern their own beliefs about spiritual and theological issues. Because of the diversity o f beliefs and life styles, our congregation has rich dialogue about many spiritual topics. We are guided by 7 principles which all UUs share, and put into action in our church, our communities and the world. The Nature Coast UnitarianUniversalist Fellowship is a democratic and lay led congregation. All are Welcome. Details on our 7 principles, services and activities are at naturecoastuu.org, 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) 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 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 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 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 Wesleyan-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 000A3PK 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103 rd St Pi ne R un OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 0009CPI Rev. Alan Jefferson 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 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 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 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. 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Maranatha Baptist ChurchOn Sunday evening, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m., Maranatha Baptist Church will hold a Singspiration. This will include the choir as well as the congregation. Joyce Warner, Shirley Roberts and Mary Walker are the directors. Please come and enjoy this time of singing spiritual hymns and worshiping with us. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. Call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the Church. St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 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 352-3470154 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 Jan. 22. Classes for Spanish as a second language are offered every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. We are sponsoring another Fitness Walk on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration fee is $10 per lap. Those participating are not only raising funds for the church, but are helping their health. Christs Church of Marion County Friday, Jan. 13: Lifeline Screening, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14: Mens Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17: Womens Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20: Forever Young Group, Potluck Dinner and a Movie, 6 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Mommy and me with a Jewish twistChabad of Marion County and The Villages has announced that the first session of its Mommy & Me with a Jewish Twist will be taking place this Sunday, Jan. 15, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Chabad Jewish Center. This unique session is designed for moms and tots ages 1 -3 to experience Jewish tradition in a creative, fun and warm environment. Its interactive curriculum allows parents to be active participants in their childs development, providing the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. The activities we do stimulate language, motor development and socialization, said Chanie Hecht, who directs the program. It is amazing how much kids absorb about their heritage even at this very young age. It is just so refreshing! Mommy & Me is still accepting participants. To find out how Mommy & Me can be the highlight of your childs month and for class schedules visit www.JewishMarion.org or contact Chanie Hecht at 352-291-2218. St. John, DunnellonThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will be hosting a Chinese Auction on Saturday, February 4th in Father Stegeman Hall located at the corner of U.S. 41 and Hwy. 40 East in Dunnellon from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drawing for the items will begin at 1 p.m. An envelope of 20 tickets is $5.00 and can be purchased at the door. Also included is a free ticket for coffee and dessert. Food and drinks will be available at a nominal charge. For more information call Pat at 489-1984.Friday, January 13, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. 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Add to that a number of questionable ophthalmologists and a large x-ray group and its a nightmare. One so called back surgeon operated on my wife and really botched the job and hes from the same group where a doctor told me I had no back problem, but was countermanded by two real specialists. So far Ive yet to find a qualified orthopedist here. I have peripheral neuropathy, not diabetes related and after seeing six neurologists and three pain management specialists, as they claim to be, they dont now the disease from a hole in the ground. One did a two-day nerve conduction study then told me he new nothing about neuropathy as he was a brain specialist. Yea right! The sad part is you cant understand a great portion of the doctors or office help. Maybe they dont understand medicine. The worst are those groups or individual doctors who have heir own lab and x-ray. I was going to one family doctor and the only thing he wanted from me was to do lab and x-ray work. When youre in an office they are either on their computer or writing but not listening. Apparently being covered for mistakes is more important than giving good quality care. Theres a difference of opinion as to cortisone and lidocaine shots for back or joint pain. One doctor will do it every month while others only every three or more months. What in the world is happening to medicine today? I spent most of my life in medicine in one capacity or another and while medicine had a sense of responsibility in the past its the dollar today. Ive looked five family doctors in the eyes and said youre fired because they were so lacking in ability. Bill Ford, OcalaTracking congressmenThe President is going to destroy the United States. Republicans said that when FDR wanted to start Social Security and Medicare and the Civilian Conservation Corps. Many of you are alive today because he did. A politician may have a personal reason for how they talk to you. To find out what a politician will do, find out a politicians history by using your computer. Type their name and add complaints. WOW. Thats how I found a person running for office paid 71 billion dollars for Medicare fraud. Find out who. Alan Gold, Ocala LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 RELIGION Hospice singers wanted for harmony groupHospice 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 352-873-7441 for more details. Local non-profit agencies and organizations wanting to take their communication plan from good to great will highly benefit from a seminar presented by the Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. The seminar, Building Your Communication Plan for NonProfits, takes place Wednesday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to noon at the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce (310 S.E. 3rd St. in Ocala). Sessions include: Researching Best Practices learn whats already proven successful and how to adapt those steps into your own plan; Identifying Target Audiences discover your stakeholders, even those youve never considered; Building Effective Strategies and Tactics go from concept to reality to get detailed, street-level results; Free and Easy: Social Media Tips and Tricks uncover how the social networking world comes to the rescue for free; and Gauging Return on Communication reveal if your communications working and if its worth your effort. All local nonprofit organizations are invited to attend. The non-profit rate is $35 per person, and seating is limited. Each paid participant receives a CD copy of the latest Media Directory published by FPRA-Ocala. For more information and to RSVP visit www.fpraocala.org and click the Events tab. FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. FPRA is composed of 15 professional and 10 student chapters throughout the state, providing professional development, networking and professional recognition opportunities. The Ocala FPRA Chapter, www.fpraocala.org, was established in 1980. Members and guests meet the third Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton. Local PR seminar being planned Discovery Fest set by RotaryThe six local Rotary clubs have joined forces to raise funds for the Ocala Discovery Center, while providing a good time for the children who are enjoying the Center and who will continue to benefit from its programs. Feb. 11 is the date for the Rotary Discovery Fest, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., outside of the building at Tuscawilla Park. There will be games, activities and great food for your entire family. Tickets will be available at the gate. Children get in for free if they are 5 years old or younger. Tickets are only $5 for children between 6 and 12 years and $10 if 13 years or older. The Ocala Discovery Center moved into the old Armory building in 2009 after the ground floor was renovated. Now its time to renovate the second floor (which was used as a basketball court and volleyball court when the building originally opened in 1941) and to install an elevator to allow access for the disabled. The new second floor will provide space for traveling exhibits and educational gatherings. Money raised during the Discovery Fest will be added to the $20,000 already donated by Rotarians early last year. For more information go to www.mydiscoverycenter.org. Rotary is the worlds oldest service organization. The Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest meets on Tuesday mornings at 7:45 in Suite 240 at the West Marion Community Hospital Doctors Office Building. 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T he election of new members for the Oak Run Homeowners Association will be tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Orchid Club. Dont forget to vote!Donuts and BooksSince tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 14, is the second Saturday of the month, that means there will be donuts, juice, coffee and tea at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10 a.m. There will be a mini book sale at the same time to benefit the Oak Run library. Do You Remember? Dog ShowTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the March 2010 Canine Club Dog Show, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20. Singles Club We will be collecting annual dues for our club on Saturday, Jan. 14, and Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Orchid Club. The yearly dues remain at $6 per member and we need your payment by check. Your check is your receipt that you have paid your dues. If you are not familiar with our club, we meet at the Orchid Club on the fourth Thursday every other month. This year that will be Feb. 24, April 28, June 23, Aug. 25, Oct. 27, and our December Christmas dinner date varies according to the reservations available at the time. Each month we do not meet we have a day trip to various areas and occasionally an evening performance will be planned. We also have a golf league on Tuesday mornings where all are welcome (regardless of skill!) For questions please call Roger Januchowski at 352-291-1004. Blood Pressure CheckDo you know your blood pressure numbers? For your healths sake come to the Orchid Club card room on Wednesday, Jan. 18, between 8:30 and 11 a.m. where members of the Medical Team will check your blood pressure. OMI The Fun ClubA very happy New Year to all from OMI officers and board members. Our Christmas party was a festive and enjoyable event. Brothers Keepers picked up our decorations to be used at their annual Christmas dinner, plus all canned goods. It was appreciated by all who attended. Last year was a fun year for our club and we have plans for this coming year that we hope you will all enjoy. For our first event we are celebrating Chinese New Year, The Year of the Dragon, featuring our very own dragon. Dinner will be a Chinese buffet, catered by Wok and Roll II with music by Barry R and Nancy J from Tampa. Oriental dress is optional. The event will be held Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Orchid Club. Ticket sales will be Jan. 19 and 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. Cost is $14 for members and $16 for guests. Dues of $6 are to be paid at this time, by separate checks, please. We are also planning a 4 day Fall trip to Helen, Georgia, for their Oktoberfest celebration More details on this at our February event. For more information call Jan Acklin at 352-873-0115. Table Sales for White Elephant Sale The first white elephant sale of the year will be at Palm Grove on Saturday, Feb. 4. The Ambassadors will be selling table space on Monday, Jan. 23, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room. This year a whole table will cost $10 and half a table, $5. Please pay by check made out to ORHA, no cash. Little Theatre What an exciting evening out Little Theatres dinner theatre promises to be. The March 22 dinner theatre will open its doors at the Palm Grove Club at 4:45 p.m. and a gourmet dinner will be served you at 5:15 p.m. The dinner, catered by the Royal Oaks, will consist of prime rib of beef, chicken Marsala, garlic roasted potatoes, a California medley of vegetables, tossed salad, rolls, butter, strawberry cheese cake, coffee, tea, and soda or bring the beverage of your choice. The show following dinner will start at 7 p.m. For information on the dinner theatre please call Diana Schmidt at 352-8737243, and for the other three performances call Linda Noel at 353-873-9908. Rounding out the cast will be another seasoned actress, Arline Raguso, in the role of Mrs. Stancliffe. She is the owner of the Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast, an efficient, competent inn keeper, intolerant of Bud The Studs hanky-panky with her guests, but she reluctantly agrees that he is good for business. She has been pursued by neighbor Henry Mitchell (Lenny Klatt) for years, refusing to let him into her life until surprising events bring them together. This is an extremely funny show which you will not want to miss and as a friendly reminder, get your reserved seats early for the best seating, they go fast! Oak Run TravelOn Wednesday, Jan. 18, two buses are scheduled to go down to the Hard Rock Casino with Valerie Oddo. The buses leave at 3:30 p.m. and will return around 9 p.m. You will get $30 in free play and a $5 food voucher. There are still a few seats on the second bus. Call Valerie to get on this trip. This is your last chance to get on Paul and Emily Pikes trip to Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre to see Lie, Cheat and Genuflect on Sunday, Jan. 15. The show is about two brothers, one of whom has a gambling problem. He has borrowed money from loan shark Pizza Face Petrillo, who now wants his money back, or else! A funny, funny show. The Florida State Fair runs for 11 days and on Thursday, Feb. 16, the Flickingers will host a trip to the fair. You will pay your own entrance to the fair so that you will be able to purchase any additional attractions you desire. Besides the rides and exhibits, other venues at the fair include the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center which hosts horse races and other equestrian events, Cracker Country, which demonstrates life in frontier Florida, and exhibitions from most counties in Florida, plus various agricultural and other state organizations at the large Expo hall. Vicki Lawrence and Mama will appear at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. Vicki approaches everything with a sense of humor because, Life is much too serious to be taken seriously! She and Mama share some of that marvelous humor with us. Call Kitty Trichel to join this trip. Baby BoomersBaby Boomers will hold their general meeting on Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. at Palm Grove to discuss the events for the upcoming year. Pizza will be provided. Hosts are Bill and Adele Balch. Please call Bill at 352-598-7069 or Sandy at 352-895-3399 to let them know you are coming. Thanksgiving Cruise 2012 Oak Run residents Bob and Regine Lammon have put together a 14-night cruise for the residents of Oak Run and their guests to the Southern Caribbean on the Celebrity Eclipse, Nov. 17 through Dec. 1, 2012. For more information, please call Bob at 352237-8720. DartsJoin our men and women playing traditional pub games (301, Cricket, etc.) each week. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided. For time and place, or for more information, please call 352-586-1905. Royal Oaks Mens GolfThe members are slowly starting to get back from the holidays, and 42 showed up for the Jan. 6 games, this, despite the cold temperatures. Fortunately it warmed up during the course of the competition, and turned into a fine day for golf. The game was the usual three best net. The winners with a score of 191 were Ron Tennant, Bill Start, and Paul Valois. In second with a score of 196 were Don Aubrey, Bill Staiger, Art Prachel, and Virgil Hein. Tied for third with 199 were the team of Emmet Dowling, Sam Sample, Ray Hagerman, and Duke Slayton and the team of Dave Dawson, Vince Connolly, John Wargo, and Dick Spano. Closest to the pin were Bill Start, Dave Dawson, Ray Hagerman, and John ONeill. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com. Friday, January 13, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 000A8Q7 10 ~ Friday, January 13, 2012 www.smcitizen.com E very year somebody, who does not really have a life, comes up with words that should not be used during the New Year. I am not sure where this started but it just goes to show that there are a whole lot of people who do not have much to do. Topping the list this year of words not to be used is the word amazing. Allegedly (which I think is one word that should not be used this year) 1,500 people voted to ban the word amazing. I think it is rather amazing that out of the 312,867,000 people living in the United States, 1,500 people tell us what not to say. Who are these 1,500 people? What do they have against the word amazing? Have they ever seen anything that was actually amazing? Of all the words I would like to see canceled during this year, amazing is not one of them. A few words have come to my attention that I would like to eliminate for the coming year. I know I am only one person but by Jehoshaphat, I am going to have my say. The first word I would like to see banned would be, caucus. I have no idea what this word means. Sure, I can look it up in the dictionary and find out what it is supposed to mean, but when used in the political arena, I am all confused. It would surprise me if some of the commentators that use the word knew exactly what it means. After all, it takes all their concentration to read the teleprompter. Yet, this word is employed in the process of determining who will be the nominee for the political office of president of the United States. I think it is interesting that to get to the White House every politician needs to start with a Native American caucus. Of all those objecting to using this word, the Native Americans should be the loudest. Another word I would like to see banned for the year is the word polling. It seems no politician can do anything without first doing some polling. They will spend millions of dollars doing this polling. I would not mind so much if they did not call me on the telephone and waste my time. If everybody whom they call on the telephone in their polling was as sarcastic as I am, I do not put any faith in their polling at all. Mr. Politician, call me at your peril. Contemporary politicians would not know what day of the week it was if it was not for the latest poll. Even though the Creator gave each politician two legs to stand on, they are always switching from one leg to the next. Now I know why a politician has a left foot and a right foot. The only natural thing that lives by polls is a polecat. There may be some resemblance here. The word earmarks, is another one I would like to see banned for this coming year. A politician without his or her earmarks is like a skunk without his stink. If you take a skunk, you are going to have to put up with his stink. I guess the politician needs to do something with his or her ears for they certainly are not employed in hearing anything from their constituents. If a politician insists on earmarks, I think we ought to do some marking of their ears. When I was a youngster in school, my teachers found a wonderful use for my ears. Whenever they wanted me to do something, they would grab me by the ears and jerk me into the right direction. Where are those teachers when you really need them? I would like to help them with their ear jerking operation. I know. Lets call it the Ear Jerking Operation (EJO). One final word I would like to see obliterated is the word party. Especially when associated with something political. Lets face it. The political world is just one great big party after another, usually, at someone elses expense. If I could go to a party with somebody else sponsoring it and paying for it, I guess I would go to. Whenever somebody asks me which political party I belong to I usually respond by saying, The birthday party. At a birthday party, at least you get to eat cake and sometimes in the excitement get a little bit on your face. At political parties, everybody is eating their own words and ending up with egg on their face. If are going to have a party lets make it a birthday party where everybody is invited and everybody gets a slice of cake. Make that two slices of cake. I suppose there would be a whole lot of other words I could add to my list but there is one word I am not going to ban and that is Gods Word. There is nothing more amazing to me than the relevance of Gods Here are some amazing words for the new year O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder PLEASESEESNYDER PAGE11 ORHA election will be Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Orchid Club O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler 2/2/1.5 S able Model features split bedroom plan with vaulted ceiling in dining and living room, woodburning fireplace in living room, carpet and vinyl, indoor laundry, new roof in 2008. Located in a gated 55+ community, Palm Cay offers many thing to do. Great place to retire to. Parking for RVs for residents. MLS #339926 $82,000 2/2/2 home with fenced back yard and newer roof and air, newer Berber Carpet with vinyl in kitchen, indoor laundry, and baths. Both baths have been updated. Built-in shower seat. Termite bond. Great home for your retirement, located in a gated 55+ community. MLS #364871 $59,900 Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala Open Houses Sun. & Mon. 12:00 2:00 Ask for Ken A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G Heritage Realty 000A8K4 Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! 2/2/1 home with carport, newer carpet in house. Has inside laundry located in a gated 55+ community. Furniture and appliances are included. Will make a great retirement home in a very active community. Dont wait, this will go fast. MLS #356004 $53,900 2/2/1 and half garage, laminate floor and tile in baths and kitchen. E xcellent condition, screen/vinyl patio, fresh paint nice landscaped, furniture is offered with full price. L ocated in gated 55+ community, great place to retire, many activities for the residents. MLS #357164. P rice $56,000 2/2/1 Royal model, carpet and tile on floor inside laundry and a built-in pantry, very clean and ready to move in. Located in a gated 55+ community home. Has a 32x9 screen vinyl room to enjoy the backyard. House backs to woods. Will make a great retirement home. MLS #357661 $66,500. 2/2/2 Sable model with breakfast nook and inside laundry, newer berber carpet and roof. Very clean home has a screened lanai, 2 car garage with screen on door. Located on a quiet street in a gated 55+ community. Great place to retire. Reduced $ 12,000. MLS #354249. Price $59,900 2/2/1 home with carpet and tile on floors, inside laundry. A lso has a 14/9 F lorida room under heat and air. N ewer roof, very private backyard backing up to O ak R un. A ppliances convey. H ome is furnished, located in a gated 55+ community. G reat place to retire, many activities. MLS #360971. P rice $45,000 HOMES ARE SELLING FAST. MAKE SURE YOU LIST. 2/2 frame and vinyl siding home has newer roof and air, home has fresh coat of paint, all appliances stay. H as a screen and vinyl lanai, chain link fence, inside laundry, located in a gated 55+ community. MLS #363315 $59,000 2/2/2 Cocos model with screen enclosed room overlooking yard which backs up to Oak Run. Home is in movein condition with nice carpet & vinyl floor covering inside laundry and large two car garage with opener. All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community. Great winter home with parking for R/V for residents. MLS #340810 $79,900 2/2/2 Windmill 11 home. This house has everything you want: vaulted ceiling, formal dining room, a family room sliding door opening to 20/10 lanai. Home features a split bedroom plan. Oak laminated floors in kitchen, family room. Large kitchen with eat-in bar, double sink in master bath, many closets for storage, indoor laundry with storage. Home sits on a corner lot located in a gated community for 55+ residents. R/V parking for residence. Very private and many activities to do. MLS #365638 $85,900 PENDING Outstanding 3/2/2 Spinosa Model home, features split bedroom plan, family room and formal dining room. 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W e still have some openings for the Saturday AARP Drive Safety classes on Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You do not need to be a Cherrywood resident to attend and take advantage of the car insurance discount that you get by taking this class. Call Geri at 237-1675 to reserve your space, class size is limited to 20. Pearl Harbor: This is no drillOn that sleepy Sunday morning 70 years ago, everything seemed calm and peaceful as the sun shown in the bright blue skies of Hawaii. Suddenly, like swarms of angry hornets, Japanese planes began attacking the ships and air strips based at Pearl Harbor. Within moments, bombs began falling on battleship row; dry docks; air fields; barracks and every other target of military value. Klaxons, sirens, whistles and bugles all sounded, echoing across the harbor calling the men to their battle stations. An urgent notice flashed from fleet Headquarters to all ships and stations, Air Raid; Pearl Harbor; this is no drill! In that instant, America became involved in the Second World War. Seventy years later, eight veterans of that conflict were honored by the Cherrywood Veterans Club. Bill Mahar presented each of them with a flag and flower, thanking them for their sacrifice and service. Fred OHern gave an excellent recounting of the events that took place on that Sunday morning so many years ago and what that day meant to the United States. The Cherrywood Songbirds provided the musical backdrop for an appreciative crowd who gathered to honor the memory of Dec. 7 and to thank the veterans in attendance who became reluctant heroes in that conflict. The WW II veterans honored at this years celebration were; John Carroll, US Navy; Robert Cunningham US Army; Bernard Masciandaro, US Army; Paul Millett, US Army; Grant Smith, US Army; Gary Tuckey US Army; Walter Wise, US Navy; Ken Buck, US Army. Along with the veterans, Cherrywood said Thank you to the wives of these men. Kathy Carroll, Bea Cunningham, Avis Millett, Ginger Smith, Virginia Tuckey, Marian Wise, Margaret Buck and Bernard Masciandaros daughter, Fran Hall. May we never forget the lessons; the sacrifices; the bravery and the courage that December 7th thrust upon our nation. Bravo Bocce BallAs early as 5000 B.C., the Egyptians played a game similar to Bocce Ball. In Italy, it was once banned by the Catholic Church. In England it became the game of Nobles and peasants alike. The game was praised for having significant health benefits and condemned for interfering with military training. At the turn of the 20th century, Italian immigrants spread the game around the United States. Even though George Washington had a court built at Mount Vernon, it wasnt until this mass immigration that the game took on popularity in the United States. Keeping with that tradition, Cherrywood has an avid group of Bocce players who vary in skill levels and in motivation. While competition is still evident, the majority of the players go on Saturday evenings to the Bocce courts near the Clubhouse to enjoy the company of friends and neighbors. Laughter and playful kidding fill the court side where players and spectators tease their opponents and where even novice players can feel welcome. Fred OHern keeps a tally of players and scores, directing the teams that are selected randomly from the crowd. If you havent tried Bocce, check your Chirp for the scheduled dates. Its an easy game to learn and a challenge to master, as you sharpen your hand eye coordination. All residents of Cherrywood are encouraged to come out and enjoy the fun. New Years at CherrywoodOn New Years Eve, Cherrywood residents entered the elegantly decorated Clubhouse to see tables adorned with party hats, balloons, noise makers and large bottles of champagne. The atmosphere told them that they were in for a gala event. On stage, the Rainbow Connection played songs ranging from the Big Band era to contemporary and popular tunes. Their music was upbeat and lively which soon had people clapping, and smoothly gliding across the dance floor with an energy that would put younger generations to shame. Throughout the evening, compliments could be heard from many guests on the quality of the music. During the course of the evenings entertainment, the fifty-fifty drawing and door prizes were held. Following that, the band led everyone in a competition sing of Amen. This pitted the ladies against the gentlemen in the crowd and while I admit to a certain gender bias, Im pretty sure the men won (or maybe not). During the few breaks the band took, Richard cranked up his sound system and led the guests in line dancing, country and western tunes and more. There was no break in entertainment thanks to his commitment and audio equipment. As the hour of midnight Friday, January 13, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, January 13, 2012 www.smcitizen.com word in my life today. One word I love is, Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:5-6). I am quite content to allow God have the last word in my life. I have found it to be amazingly true.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. 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approached, the familiar pop of champagne corks could be heard throughout the hall. Each one drew a round of applause from their respective tables. Soon, the glasses were filled, and the countdown to New Years began. As the strains of Auld Lang Syne filled the room, friends and neighbors kissed, shook hands, and embraced as wishes for a Happy New Year went out. 2012 was officially welcomed in as every New Year should be; with hopes and dreams for a bright future for everyone. Rainbow Connection then played God Bless America. In strong voice, everyone sang the words in unison with a sense of hope and trust that He would indeed, bless this great country. Our volunteers: Eve, Holly, Ruth, Monica and Richard, and SanDee should be immensely proud of their accomplishments. They did a magnificent job. If 2012 ends up being just half as good as the New Years Eve party was, its going to be a terrific year. Blood drive leader needed We are in need of someone willing to help set up the blood drives for Cherrywood. Please contact Geri at 352-237-1675 if you are interested. Cherrywood Garden ClubIf youve been living here several years and have not been to Bob Wines Nursery during the month of January, You havent seen Bob Wines Nursery! Located just off Southeast 38th Street, it is more than 50 years old, on five acres, with 800 varieties of plants featuring mainly camellias. Youll see Camellia bushes taller than your head and in every color you can imagine. Most of the grounds can be navigated with walker or scooter. The Cherrywood Garden Club and anyone who would like to attend will meet at the Clubhouse parking lot at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 18 and car pool. Mark your calendar and please let Judy 352873-7849 or Carolyn 352873-4339 know by noon Monday, Jan. 16 that you are coming and bring your camera! Crochet and Knitting ClubMembers enjoyed a visit from Scott Hackmyer, Community Facilitator for Devereux Kids, who informed us of the many grateful recipients of our hand crafted donations. Some of the people are homeless; some are living in poverty and have no warm items for their babies and children. All are in need. Many sweaters, afghans, baby items, and hats were given to Scott to distribute to those who go to his office for help. Crocheted and knitted toys were also donated so that some children could have something for Christmas who otherwise would have nothing. We filled up the whole cargo area in the back of his car. In appreciation, Scott presented us with two gift cards for Joannes Craft Store to help alleviate some of the cost of components such as yarn and stuffing for toy items. Please think of those in need, and if you have a surplus of any items that we could use to make afghans, sweaters, hats, etc. consider donating them to our cause. All donations will be crafted into something for charity. Just drop them off at the clubhouse to Geri or in the card room on Fridays between 1 and 3 p.m. Feel free to join us on Friday afternoons in the card room at the Clubhouse. Scott will gratefully accept used clothing, shoes, blankets, or household goods also. His work number is 352-732-3300, Ocala Family Resource Center.Cherrywood Decks the hallChristmas Trees, lights, holly and mistletoe transformed the Cherrywood Clubhouse into a beautiful reminder of this special season of giving. Decorations of all types brighten the halls common areas reminding all who venture in of the significance of this holiday. All were put in place in time for our Annual Trim a Tree festivities. There was a Christmas tree containing the names of children who Cherrywood residents helped to make the season bright located by the front entrance. Near the back of the hall, the miniature train set brought back the nostalgia of Christmas past while wreaths sparkled in the lights over the fireplace. With so much emphasis on shopping, spending and planning for holidays we seldom take the time to just enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. Take a ride around the community and see the lights and decorations put out for the delight of all by your neighbors. When you are finished, come into the clubhouse and take a seat on one of Friday, January 13, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, January 13, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Some of the members of the Crochet/Knitting Club: Sonia Ruiz, Irene Jarrett, Aprile Guglielmi, Scott Hackmyer from Devereaux Kids, Susanne Beech and Edna Fazio. New Years Eve Party Team: Richard Becotte, Ruth Hurley, Eve Houghtaling, Monica Becotte and Holly Bragdon (missing from photo is SanDee Spencer). SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE13 the comfortable sofas or chairs; take a deep breath, look around at the reminders of what this season is all about and relax. The Activities Team and volunteer helpers were the ones that gave us this very elegant gift. They were, Eve and Jim Houghtaling Fran Hall, SanDee and Chick Spencer, Holly and Dave Bragdon, Herb Neubaur, Monica and Richard Becotte, Ruth Hurley, Pauline Pellerin, and Terry Torrusio. When you see these people out and about, dont forget to say Thank you. Ladies billiards: Come try itWe are seeking new Cherrywood residents as players. Come one, come all! We have four times for learning and practicing pool (8-ball and 9-ball): Sunday 2 p.m.; Tuesday 6:30 p.m.; Thursday noon; and Friday 6:30 p.m. Our team will be happy to teach you. Come and play or just watch. If you have questions, call Ruth Hurley, team captain, at 873-7208. We look forward to seeing you there.Trackside at CherrywoodSix horses with skillfully crafted Colors and six Jockeys confidently took their positions in the starting gate. Each one was sure they had the fastest horse or in this case at least, the best luck at the roll of the dice. Fans crowded around the marked out track and Rich Hurley gave out the odds on each horse. Laughter and friendly banter filled the hall as Jim Houghtaling flipped the first die and the race was on. It was in this atmosphere that Cherrywood held its annual Horse Race to raise funds to keep our kitchen in supplies. Raffles and prizes were a part of the evenings festivities which culminated with a dance to the music of Richard Becotte. At the end of the races, three teams split the prizes for best decorated horses. Competition was so keen and the horses decorated so artfully that the 3 and 4 horse tied for first place. Horse number 2 shared the pot as a close second place. Congratulations to our winning teams, Horse #3: Ruth Hurley, Eve Houghtaling and Norma Alexander: Horse #4, Quirino and Aprile Guglielmi and T.T. Torrusio. The number 2 horse that also finished in the money is owned by Dave and Holly Bragdon, and Christl and Jerry Giovanniello. Connie Neubaur and Marty Dean both won drawings to round out the evenings prizes. A good time was had by everyone who came out to enjoy the friendship and fellowship of their fellow Cherrywood residents. For those who have not had a fun night out lately, our hard working Activities Team made up of Eve Houghtaling, San Dee Spencer, Ruth Hurley, Rich and Monica Becotte invite you to join in the fun. A Calendar of Events is available to all residents of Cherrywood. Find an activity that interests you and come on out. Youll be surprised at how much your community is doing for you. Christmas tree; Christmas Treat!On Dec. 4, the residents of Cherrywood gathered at the Clubhouse to decorate the community Christmas tree. Brightly decorated ornaments were spread on the table, most made or purchased by the residents themselves. Within a half hour, the tree was beautifully adorned and the party began. Cherrywoods Songbirds gathered at the front of the hall and gave a stellar performance of traditional and seasonal songs. One of the highlights of the performance was Christmas Grace; a combination of Amazing Grace and Away in a Manger. Well-deserved applause echoed through the room when the last note of this inspirational tune died away. A long table of assorted pastries, cookies, cakes and candies provided an inviting taste treat of the Holiday. The evening concluded with a sing along of the Twelve Days of Christmas and of other favorite Christmas melodies. Surrounded by the decorations in the clubhouse, the warm welcoming fellowship of all who attended, one can joyously conclude that the Christmas Spirit is indeed alive and well in Cherrywood.Super Bowl partyGet your tickets for the Super Bowl Party on Feb. 5. Time: 4:30 p.m. Kickoff at 6:30 p.m. We will have raffles, bingo, quizzes and 50/50 drawing during the pre game show. Cost is $2 per person, see Geri for tickets. No tickets will be sold at the door. Bring your own beverages, we will provide lemonade, coffee, tea, popcorn and snacks. Singles dinnersAll Cherrywood singles are invited. We meet in the Clubhouse parking lot at 4 p.m. and carpool from there. The following is the schedule for the rest of January. Sunday, Jan. 15 Sonnys Monday, Jan. 23 Logans Monday, Jan. 30 Cracker BarrelThanks from Nancy ArcherI would like to thank everyone who came to visit me and sent get well cards while I was in the hospital and rehab center over the holidays, 23 days was a very long time to be away from home. I am still not back to my normal self and was told it will be several months. I have a CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 nurse coming to the house twice a week and the therapist once a week. Id like to send out a very special thank you to my neighbor Helene Boehler who has been my lifeline throughout this entire procedure. My daughter and family have to travel three hours from Sarasota to come see me. Helene has been here every day to help me with anything that needs to be done. Thanks to all my Cherrywood friends, my neighbors the Henns, Charlie and Marie, and all my friends with the Care Givers Group. Thank you, Nancy John Everlove is the new correspondent for Cherrywood. 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approached, the familiar pop of champagne corks could be heard throughout the hall. Each one drew a round of applause from their respective tables. Soon, the glasses were filled, and the countdown to New Years began. As the strains of Auld Lang Syne filled the room, friends and neighbors kissed, shook hands, and embraced as wishes for a Happy New Year went out. 2012 was officially welcomed in as every New Year should be; with hopes and dreams for a bright future for everyone. Rainbow Connection then played God Bless America. In strong voice, everyone sang the words in unison with a sense of hope and trust that He would indeed, bless this great country. Our volunteers: Eve, Holly, Ruth, Monica and Richard, and SanDee should be immensely proud of their accomplishments. They did a magnificent job. If 2012 ends up being just half as good as the New Years Eve party was, its going to be a terrific year. Blood drive leader needed We are in need of someone willing to help set up the blood drives for Cherrywood. Please contact Geri at 352-237-1675 if you are interested. Cherrywood Garden ClubIf youve been living here several years and have not been to Bob Wines Nursery during the month of January, You havent seen Bob Wines Nursery! Located just off Southeast 38th Street, it is more than 50 years old, on five acres, with 800 varieties of plants featuring mainly camellias. Youll see Camellia bushes taller than your head and in every color you can imagine. Most of the grounds can be navigated with walker or scooter. The Cherrywood Garden Club and anyone who would like to attend will meet at the Clubhouse parking lot at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 18 and car pool. Mark your calendar and please let Judy 352873-7849 or Carolyn 352873-4339 know by noon Monday, Jan. 16 that you are coming and bring your camera! Crochet and Knitting ClubMembers enjoyed a visit from Scott Hackmyer, Community Facilitator for Devereux Kids, who informed us of the many grateful recipients of our hand crafted donations. Some of the people are homeless; some are living in poverty and have no warm items for their babies and children. All are in need. Many sweaters, afghans, baby items, and hats were given to Scott to distribute to those who go to his office for help. Crocheted and knitted toys were also donated so that some children could have something for Christmas who otherwise would have nothing. We filled up the whole cargo area in the back of his car. In appreciation, Scott presented us with two gift cards for Joannes Craft Store to help alleviate some of the cost of components such as yarn and stuffing for toy items. Please think of those in need, and if you have a surplus of any items that we could use to make afghans, sweaters, hats, etc. consider donating them to our cause. All donations will be crafted into something for charity. Just drop them off at the clubhouse to Geri or in the card room on Fridays between 1 and 3 p.m. Feel free to join us on Friday afternoons in the card room at the Clubhouse. Scott will gratefully accept used clothing, shoes, blankets, or household goods also. His work number is 352-732-3300, Ocala Family Resource Center.Cherrywood Decks the hallChristmas Trees, lights, holly and mistletoe transformed the Cherrywood Clubhouse into a beautiful reminder of this special season of giving. Decorations of all types brighten the halls common areas reminding all who venture in of the significance of this holiday. All were put in place in time for our Annual Trim a Tree festivities. There was a Christmas tree containing the names of children who Cherrywood residents helped to make the season bright located by the front entrance. Near the back of the hall, the miniature train set brought back the nostalgia of Christmas past while wreaths sparkled in the lights over the fireplace. With so much emphasis on shopping, spending and planning for holidays we seldom take the time to just enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. Take a ride around the community and see the lights and decorations put out for the delight of all by your neighbors. When you are finished, come into the clubhouse and take a seat on one of Friday, January 13, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, January 13, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Some of the members of the Crochet/Knitting Club: Sonia Ruiz, Irene Jarrett, Aprile Guglielmi, Scott Hackmyer from Devereaux Kids, Susanne Beech and Edna Fazio. New Years Eve Party Team: Richard Becotte, Ruth Hurley, Eve Houghtaling, Monica Becotte and Holly Bragdon (missing from photo is SanDee Spencer). SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE13 the comfortable sofas or chairs; take a deep breath, look around at the reminders of what this season is all about and relax. The Activities Team and volunteer helpers were the ones that gave us this very elegant gift. They were, Eve and Jim Houghtaling Fran Hall, SanDee and Chick Spencer, Holly and Dave Bragdon, Herb Neubaur, Monica and Richard Becotte, Ruth Hurley, Pauline Pellerin, and Terry Torrusio. When you see these people out and about, dont forget to say Thank you. Ladies billiards: Come try itWe are seeking new Cherrywood residents as players. Come one, come all! We have four times for learning and practicing pool (8-ball and 9-ball): Sunday 2 p.m.; Tuesday 6:30 p.m.; Thursday noon; and Friday 6:30 p.m. Our team will be happy to teach you. Come and play or just watch. If you have questions, call Ruth Hurley, team captain, at 873-7208. We look forward to seeing you there.Trackside at CherrywoodSix horses with skillfully crafted Colors and six Jockeys confidently took their positions in the starting gate. Each one was sure they had the fastest horse or in this case at least, the best luck at the roll of the dice. Fans crowded around the marked out track and Rich Hurley gave out the odds on each horse. Laughter and friendly banter filled the hall as Jim Houghtaling flipped the first die and the race was on. It was in this atmosphere that Cherrywood held its annual Horse Race to raise funds to keep our kitchen in supplies. Raffles and prizes were a part of the evenings festivities which culminated with a dance to the music of Richard Becotte. At the end of the races, three teams split the prizes for best decorated horses. Competition was so keen and the horses decorated so artfully that the 3 and 4 horse tied for first place. Horse number 2 shared the pot as a close second place. Congratulations to our winning teams, Horse #3: Ruth Hurley, Eve Houghtaling and Norma Alexander: Horse #4, Quirino and Aprile Guglielmi and T.T. Torrusio. The number 2 horse that also finished in the money is owned by Dave and Holly Bragdon, and Christl and Jerry Giovanniello. Connie Neubaur and Marty Dean both won drawings to round out the evenings prizes. A good time was had by everyone who came out to enjoy the friendship and fellowship of their fellow Cherrywood residents. For those who have not had a fun night out lately, our hard working Activities Team made up of Eve Houghtaling, San Dee Spencer, Ruth Hurley, Rich and Monica Becotte invite you to join in the fun. A Calendar of Events is available to all residents of Cherrywood. Find an activity that interests you and come on out. Youll be surprised at how much your community is doing for you. Christmas tree; Christmas Treat!On Dec. 4, the residents of Cherrywood gathered at the Clubhouse to decorate the community Christmas tree. Brightly decorated ornaments were spread on the table, most made or purchased by the residents themselves. Within a half hour, the tree was beautifully adorned and the party began. Cherrywoods Songbirds gathered at the front of the hall and gave a stellar performance of traditional and seasonal songs. One of the highlights of the performance was Christmas Grace; a combination of Amazing Grace and Away in a Manger. Well-deserved applause echoed through the room when the last note of this inspirational tune died away. A long table of assorted pastries, cookies, cakes and candies provided an inviting taste treat of the Holiday. The evening concluded with a sing along of the Twelve Days of Christmas and of other favorite Christmas melodies. Surrounded by the decorations in the clubhouse, the warm welcoming fellowship of all who attended, one can joyously conclude that the Christmas Spirit is indeed alive and well in Cherrywood.Super Bowl partyGet your tickets for the Super Bowl Party on Feb. 5. Time: 4:30 p.m. Kickoff at 6:30 p.m. We will have raffles, bingo, quizzes and 50/50 drawing during the pre game show. Cost is $2 per person, see Geri for tickets. No tickets will be sold at the door. Bring your own beverages, we will provide lemonade, coffee, tea, popcorn and snacks. Singles dinnersAll Cherrywood singles are invited. We meet in the Clubhouse parking lot at 4 p.m. and carpool from there. The following is the schedule for the rest of January. Sunday, Jan. 15 Sonnys Monday, Jan. 23 Logans Monday, Jan. 30 Cracker BarrelThanks from Nancy ArcherI would like to thank everyone who came to visit me and sent get well cards while I was in the hospital and rehab center over the holidays, 23 days was a very long time to be away from home. I am still not back to my normal self and was told it will be several months. I have a CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 nurse coming to the house twice a week and the therapist once a week. Id like to send out a very special thank you to my neighbor Helene Boehler who has been my lifeline throughout this entire procedure. My daughter and family have to travel three hours from Sarasota to come see me. Helene has been here every day to help me with anything that needs to be done. Thanks to all my Cherrywood friends, my neighbors the Henns, Charlie and Marie, and all my friends with the Care Givers Group. Thank you, Nancy John Everlove is the new correspondent for Cherrywood. 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W e still have some openings for the Saturday AARP Drive Safety classes on Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You do not need to be a Cherrywood resident to attend and take advantage of the car insurance discount that you get by taking this class. Call Geri at 237-1675 to reserve your space, class size is limited to 20. Pearl Harbor: This is no drillOn that sleepy Sunday morning 70 years ago, everything seemed calm and peaceful as the sun shown in the bright blue skies of Hawaii. Suddenly, like swarms of angry hornets, Japanese planes began attacking the ships and air strips based at Pearl Harbor. Within moments, bombs began falling on battleship row; dry docks; air fields; barracks and every other target of military value. Klaxons, sirens, whistles and bugles all sounded, echoing across the harbor calling the men to their battle stations. An urgent notice flashed from fleet Headquarters to all ships and stations, Air Raid; Pearl Harbor; this is no drill! In that instant, America became involved in the Second World War. Seventy years later, eight veterans of that conflict were honored by the Cherrywood Veterans Club. Bill Mahar presented each of them with a flag and flower, thanking them for their sacrifice and service. Fred OHern gave an excellent recounting of the events that took place on that Sunday morning so many years ago and what that day meant to the United States. The Cherrywood Songbirds provided the musical backdrop for an appreciative crowd who gathered to honor the memory of Dec. 7 and to thank the veterans in attendance who became reluctant heroes in that conflict. The WW II veterans honored at this years celebration were; John Carroll, US Navy; Robert Cunningham US Army; Bernard Masciandaro, US Army; Paul Millett, US Army; Grant Smith, US Army; Gary Tuckey US Army; Walter Wise, US Navy; Ken Buck, US Army. Along with the veterans, Cherrywood said Thank you to the wives of these men. Kathy Carroll, Bea Cunningham, Avis Millett, Ginger Smith, Virginia Tuckey, Marian Wise, Margaret Buck and Bernard Masciandaros daughter, Fran Hall. May we never forget the lessons; the sacrifices; the bravery and the courage that December 7th thrust upon our nation. Bravo Bocce BallAs early as 5000 B.C., the Egyptians played a game similar to Bocce Ball. In Italy, it was once banned by the Catholic Church. In England it became the game of Nobles and peasants alike. The game was praised for having significant health benefits and condemned for interfering with military training. At the turn of the 20th century, Italian immigrants spread the game around the United States. Even though George Washington had a court built at Mount Vernon, it wasnt until this mass immigration that the game took on popularity in the United States. Keeping with that tradition, Cherrywood has an avid group of Bocce players who vary in skill levels and in motivation. While competition is still evident, the majority of the players go on Saturday evenings to the Bocce courts near the Clubhouse to enjoy the company of friends and neighbors. Laughter and playful kidding fill the court side where players and spectators tease their opponents and where even novice players can feel welcome. Fred OHern keeps a tally of players and scores, directing the teams that are selected randomly from the crowd. If you havent tried Bocce, check your Chirp for the scheduled dates. Its an easy game to learn and a challenge to master, as you sharpen your hand eye coordination. All residents of Cherrywood are encouraged to come out and enjoy the fun. New Years at CherrywoodOn New Years Eve, Cherrywood residents entered the elegantly decorated Clubhouse to see tables adorned with party hats, balloons, noise makers and large bottles of champagne. The atmosphere told them that they were in for a gala event. On stage, the Rainbow Connection played songs ranging from the Big Band era to contemporary and popular tunes. Their music was upbeat and lively which soon had people clapping, and smoothly gliding across the dance floor with an energy that would put younger generations to shame. Throughout the evening, compliments could be heard from many guests on the quality of the music. During the course of the evenings entertainment, the fifty-fifty drawing and door prizes were held. Following that, the band led everyone in a competition sing of Amen. This pitted the ladies against the gentlemen in the crowd and while I admit to a certain gender bias, Im pretty sure the men won (or maybe not). During the few breaks the band took, Richard cranked up his sound system and led the guests in line dancing, country and western tunes and more. There was no break in entertainment thanks to his commitment and audio equipment. As the hour of midnight Friday, January 13, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, January 13, 2012 www.smcitizen.com word in my life today. One word I love is, Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:5-6). I am quite content to allow God have the last word in my life. I have found it to be amazingly true.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. 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T he election of new members for the Oak Run Homeowners Association will be tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Orchid Club. Dont forget to vote!Donuts and BooksSince tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 14, is the second Saturday of the month, that means there will be donuts, juice, coffee and tea at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10 a.m. There will be a mini book sale at the same time to benefit the Oak Run library. Do You Remember? Dog ShowTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the March 2010 Canine Club Dog Show, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20. Singles Club We will be collecting annual dues for our club on Saturday, Jan. 14, and Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Orchid Club. The yearly dues remain at $6 per member and we need your payment by check. Your check is your receipt that you have paid your dues. If you are not familiar with our club, we meet at the Orchid Club on the fourth Thursday every other month. This year that will be Feb. 24, April 28, June 23, Aug. 25, Oct. 27, and our December Christmas dinner date varies according to the reservations available at the time. Each month we do not meet we have a day trip to various areas and occasionally an evening performance will be planned. We also have a golf league on Tuesday mornings where all are welcome (regardless of skill!) For questions please call Roger Januchowski at 352-291-1004. Blood Pressure CheckDo you know your blood pressure numbers? For your healths sake come to the Orchid Club card room on Wednesday, Jan. 18, between 8:30 and 11 a.m. where members of the Medical Team will check your blood pressure. OMI The Fun ClubA very happy New Year to all from OMI officers and board members. Our Christmas party was a festive and enjoyable event. Brothers Keepers picked up our decorations to be used at their annual Christmas dinner, plus all canned goods. It was appreciated by all who attended. Last year was a fun year for our club and we have plans for this coming year that we hope you will all enjoy. For our first event we are celebrating Chinese New Year, The Year of the Dragon, featuring our very own dragon. Dinner will be a Chinese buffet, catered by Wok and Roll II with music by Barry R and Nancy J from Tampa. Oriental dress is optional. The event will be held Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Orchid Club. Ticket sales will be Jan. 19 and 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. Cost is $14 for members and $16 for guests. Dues of $6 are to be paid at this time, by separate checks, please. We are also planning a 4 day Fall trip to Helen, Georgia, for their Oktoberfest celebration More details on this at our February event. For more information call Jan Acklin at 352-873-0115. Table Sales for White Elephant Sale The first white elephant sale of the year will be at Palm Grove on Saturday, Feb. 4. The Ambassadors will be selling table space on Monday, Jan. 23, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room. This year a whole table will cost $10 and half a table, $5. Please pay by check made out to ORHA, no cash. Little Theatre What an exciting evening out Little Theatres dinner theatre promises to be. The March 22 dinner theatre will open its doors at the Palm Grove Club at 4:45 p.m. and a gourmet dinner will be served you at 5:15 p.m. The dinner, catered by the Royal Oaks, will consist of prime rib of beef, chicken Marsala, garlic roasted potatoes, a California medley of vegetables, tossed salad, rolls, butter, strawberry cheese cake, coffee, tea, and soda or bring the beverage of your choice. The show following dinner will start at 7 p.m. For information on the dinner theatre please call Diana Schmidt at 352-8737243, and for the other three performances call Linda Noel at 353-873-9908. Rounding out the cast will be another seasoned actress, Arline Raguso, in the role of Mrs. Stancliffe. She is the owner of the Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast, an efficient, competent inn keeper, intolerant of Bud The Studs hanky-panky with her guests, but she reluctantly agrees that he is good for business. She has been pursued by neighbor Henry Mitchell (Lenny Klatt) for years, refusing to let him into her life until surprising events bring them together. This is an extremely funny show which you will not want to miss and as a friendly reminder, get your reserved seats early for the best seating, they go fast! Oak Run TravelOn Wednesday, Jan. 18, two buses are scheduled to go down to the Hard Rock Casino with Valerie Oddo. The buses leave at 3:30 p.m. and will return around 9 p.m. You will get $30 in free play and a $5 food voucher. There are still a few seats on the second bus. Call Valerie to get on this trip. This is your last chance to get on Paul and Emily Pikes trip to Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre to see Lie, Cheat and Genuflect on Sunday, Jan. 15. The show is about two brothers, one of whom has a gambling problem. He has borrowed money from loan shark Pizza Face Petrillo, who now wants his money back, or else! A funny, funny show. The Florida State Fair runs for 11 days and on Thursday, Feb. 16, the Flickingers will host a trip to the fair. You will pay your own entrance to the fair so that you will be able to purchase any additional attractions you desire. Besides the rides and exhibits, other venues at the fair include the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center which hosts horse races and other equestrian events, Cracker Country, which demonstrates life in frontier Florida, and exhibitions from most counties in Florida, plus various agricultural and other state organizations at the large Expo hall. Vicki Lawrence and Mama will appear at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. Vicki approaches everything with a sense of humor because, Life is much too serious to be taken seriously! She and Mama share some of that marvelous humor with us. Call Kitty Trichel to join this trip. Baby BoomersBaby Boomers will hold their general meeting on Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. at Palm Grove to discuss the events for the upcoming year. Pizza will be provided. Hosts are Bill and Adele Balch. Please call Bill at 352-598-7069 or Sandy at 352-895-3399 to let them know you are coming. Thanksgiving Cruise 2012 Oak Run residents Bob and Regine Lammon have put together a 14-night cruise for the residents of Oak Run and their guests to the Southern Caribbean on the Celebrity Eclipse, Nov. 17 through Dec. 1, 2012. For more information, please call Bob at 352237-8720. DartsJoin our men and women playing traditional pub games (301, Cricket, etc.) each week. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided. For time and place, or for more information, please call 352-586-1905. Royal Oaks Mens GolfThe members are slowly starting to get back from the holidays, and 42 showed up for the Jan. 6 games, this, despite the cold temperatures. Fortunately it warmed up during the course of the competition, and turned into a fine day for golf. The game was the usual three best net. The winners with a score of 191 were Ron Tennant, Bill Start, and Paul Valois. In second with a score of 196 were Don Aubrey, Bill Staiger, Art Prachel, and Virgil Hein. Tied for third with 199 were the team of Emmet Dowling, Sam Sample, Ray Hagerman, and Duke Slayton and the team of Dave Dawson, Vince Connolly, John Wargo, and Dick Spano. Closest to the pin were Bill Start, Dave Dawson, Ray Hagerman, and John ONeill. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com. Friday, January 13, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 000A8Q7 10 ~ Friday, January 13, 2012 www.smcitizen.com E very year somebody, who does not really have a life, comes up with words that should not be used during the New Year. I am not sure where this started but it just goes to show that there are a whole lot of people who do not have much to do. Topping the list this year of words not to be used is the word amazing. Allegedly (which I think is one word that should not be used this year) 1,500 people voted to ban the word amazing. I think it is rather amazing that out of the 312,867,000 people living in the United States, 1,500 people tell us what not to say. Who are these 1,500 people? What do they have against the word amazing? Have they ever seen anything that was actually amazing? Of all the words I would like to see canceled during this year, amazing is not one of them. A few words have come to my attention that I would like to eliminate for the coming year. I know I am only one person but by Jehoshaphat, I am going to have my say. The first word I would like to see banned would be, caucus. I have no idea what this word means. Sure, I can look it up in the dictionary and find out what it is supposed to mean, but when used in the political arena, I am all confused. It would surprise me if some of the commentators that use the word knew exactly what it means. After all, it takes all their concentration to read the teleprompter. Yet, this word is employed in the process of determining who will be the nominee for the political office of president of the United States. I think it is interesting that to get to the White House every politician needs to start with a Native American caucus. Of all those objecting to using this word, the Native Americans should be the loudest. Another word I would like to see banned for the year is the word polling. It seems no politician can do anything without first doing some polling. They will spend millions of dollars doing this polling. I would not mind so much if they did not call me on the telephone and waste my time. If everybody whom they call on the telephone in their polling was as sarcastic as I am, I do not put any faith in their polling at all. Mr. Politician, call me at your peril. Contemporary politicians would not know what day of the week it was if it was not for the latest poll. Even though the Creator gave each politician two legs to stand on, they are always switching from one leg to the next. Now I know why a politician has a left foot and a right foot. The only natural thing that lives by polls is a polecat. There may be some resemblance here. The word earmarks, is another one I would like to see banned for this coming year. A politician without his or her earmarks is like a skunk without his stink. If you take a skunk, you are going to have to put up with his stink. I guess the politician needs to do something with his or her ears for they certainly are not employed in hearing anything from their constituents. If a politician insists on earmarks, I think we ought to do some marking of their ears. When I was a youngster in school, my teachers found a wonderful use for my ears. Whenever they wanted me to do something, they would grab me by the ears and jerk me into the right direction. Where are those teachers when you really need them? I would like to help them with their ear jerking operation. I know. Lets call it the Ear Jerking Operation (EJO). One final word I would like to see obliterated is the word party. Especially when associated with something political. Lets face it. The political world is just one great big party after another, usually, at someone elses expense. If I could go to a party with somebody else sponsoring it and paying for it, I guess I would go to. Whenever somebody asks me which political party I belong to I usually respond by saying, The birthday party. At a birthday party, at least you get to eat cake and sometimes in the excitement get a little bit on your face. At political parties, everybody is eating their own words and ending up with egg on their face. If are going to have a party lets make it a birthday party where everybody is invited and everybody gets a slice of cake. Make that two slices of cake. I suppose there would be a whole lot of other words I could add to my list but there is one word I am not going to ban and that is Gods Word. There is nothing more amazing to me than the relevance of Gods Here are some amazing words for the new year O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder PLEASESEESNYDER PAGE11 ORHA election will be Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Orchid Club O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler 2/2/1.5 S able Model features split bedroom plan with vaulted ceiling in dining and living room, woodburning fireplace in living room, carpet and vinyl, indoor laundry, new roof in 2008. Located in a gated 55+ community, Palm Cay offers many thing to do. Great place to retire to. Parking for RVs for residents. MLS #339926 $82,000 2/2/2 home with fenced back yard and newer roof and air, newer Berber Carpet with vinyl in kitchen, indoor laundry, and baths. Both baths have been updated. Built-in shower seat. Termite bond. Great home for your retirement, located in a gated 55+ community. MLS #364871 $59,900 Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala Open Houses Sun. & Mon. 12:00 2:00 Ask for Ken A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G Heritage Realty 000A8K4 Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! 2/2/1 home with carport, newer carpet in house. Has inside laundry located in a gated 55+ community. Furniture and appliances are included. Will make a great retirement home in a very active community. Dont wait, this will go fast. MLS #356004 $53,900 2/2/1 and half garage, laminate floor and tile in baths and kitchen. E xcellent condition, screen/vinyl patio, fresh paint nice landscaped, furniture is offered with full price. L ocated in gated 55+ community, great place to retire, many activities for the residents. MLS #357164. P rice $56,000 2/2/1 Royal model, carpet and tile on floor inside laundry and a built-in pantry, very clean and ready to move in. Located in a gated 55+ community home. Has a 32x9 screen vinyl room to enjoy the backyard. House backs to woods. Will make a great retirement home. MLS #357661 $66,500. 2/2/2 Sable model with breakfast nook and inside laundry, newer berber carpet and roof. Very clean home has a screened lanai, 2 car garage with screen on door. Located on a quiet street in a gated 55+ community. Great place to retire. Reduced $ 12,000. MLS #354249. Price $59,900 2/2/1 home with carpet and tile on floors, inside laundry. A lso has a 14/9 F lorida room under heat and air. N ewer roof, very private backyard backing up to O ak R un. A ppliances convey. H ome is furnished, located in a gated 55+ community. G reat place to retire, many activities. MLS #360971. P rice $45,000 HOMES ARE SELLING FAST. MAKE SURE YOU LIST. 2/2 frame and vinyl siding home has newer roof and air, home has fresh coat of paint, all appliances stay. H as a screen and vinyl lanai, chain link fence, inside laundry, located in a gated 55+ community. MLS #363315 $59,000 2/2/2 Cocos model with screen enclosed room overlooking yard which backs up to Oak Run. Home is in movein condition with nice carpet & vinyl floor covering inside laundry and large two car garage with opener. All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community. Great winter home with parking for R/V for residents. MLS #340810 $79,900 2/2/2 Windmill 11 home. This house has everything you want: vaulted ceiling, formal dining room, a family room sliding door opening to 20/10 lanai. Home features a split bedroom plan. Oak laminated floors in kitchen, family room. Large kitchen with eat-in bar, double sink in master bath, many closets for storage, indoor laundry with storage. Home sits on a corner lot located in a gated community for 55+ residents. R/V parking for residence. Very private and many activities to do. MLS #365638 $85,900 PENDING Outstanding 3/2/2 Spinosa Model home, features split bedroom plan, family room and formal dining room. 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Maranatha Baptist ChurchOn Sunday evening, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m., Maranatha Baptist Church will hold a Singspiration. This will include the choir as well as the congregation. Joyce Warner, Shirley Roberts and Mary Walker are the directors. Please come and enjoy this time of singing spiritual hymns and worshiping with us. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. Call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the Church. St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 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 352-3470154 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 Jan. 22. Classes for Spanish as a second language are offered every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. We are sponsoring another Fitness Walk on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration fee is $10 per lap. Those participating are not only raising funds for the church, but are helping their health. Christs Church of Marion County Friday, Jan. 13: Lifeline Screening, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14: Mens Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17: Womens Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20: Forever Young Group, Potluck Dinner and a Movie, 6 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Mommy and me with a Jewish twistChabad of Marion County and The Villages has announced that the first session of its Mommy & Me with a Jewish Twist will be taking place this Sunday, Jan. 15, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Chabad Jewish Center. This unique session is designed for moms and tots ages 1 -3 to experience Jewish tradition in a creative, fun and warm environment. Its interactive curriculum allows parents to be active participants in their childs development, providing the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. The activities we do stimulate language, motor development and socialization, said Chanie Hecht, who directs the program. It is amazing how much kids absorb about their heritage even at this very young age. It is just so refreshing! Mommy & Me is still accepting participants. To find out how Mommy & Me can be the highlight of your childs month and for class schedules visit www.JewishMarion.org or contact Chanie Hecht at 352-291-2218. St. John, DunnellonThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will be hosting a Chinese Auction on Saturday, February 4th in Father Stegeman Hall located at the corner of U.S. 41 and Hwy. 40 East in Dunnellon from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drawing for the items will begin at 1 p.m. An envelope of 20 tickets is $5.00 and can be purchased at the door. Also included is a free ticket for coffee and dessert. Food and drinks will be available at a nominal charge. For more information call Pat at 489-1984.Friday, January 13, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. 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Add to that a number of questionable ophthalmologists and a large x-ray group and its a nightmare. One so called back surgeon operated on my wife and really botched the job and hes from the same group where a doctor told me I had no back problem, but was countermanded by two real specialists. So far Ive yet to find a qualified orthopedist here. I have peripheral neuropathy, not diabetes related and after seeing six neurologists and three pain management specialists, as they claim to be, they dont now the disease from a hole in the ground. One did a two-day nerve conduction study then told me he new nothing about neuropathy as he was a brain specialist. Yea right! The sad part is you cant understand a great portion of the doctors or office help. Maybe they dont understand medicine. The worst are those groups or individual doctors who have heir own lab and x-ray. I was going to one family doctor and the only thing he wanted from me was to do lab and x-ray work. When youre in an office they are either on their computer or writing but not listening. Apparently being covered for mistakes is more important than giving good quality care. Theres a difference of opinion as to cortisone and lidocaine shots for back or joint pain. One doctor will do it every month while others only every three or more months. What in the world is happening to medicine today? I spent most of my life in medicine in one capacity or another and while medicine had a sense of responsibility in the past its the dollar today. Ive looked five family doctors in the eyes and said youre fired because they were so lacking in ability. Bill Ford, OcalaTracking congressmenThe President is going to destroy the United States. Republicans said that when FDR wanted to start Social Security and Medicare and the Civilian Conservation Corps. Many of you are alive today because he did. A politician may have a personal reason for how they talk to you. To find out what a politician will do, find out a politicians history by using your computer. Type their name and add complaints. WOW. Thats how I found a person running for office paid 71 billion dollars for Medicare fraud. Find out who. Alan Gold, Ocala LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 RELIGION Hospice singers wanted for harmony groupHospice 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 352-873-7441 for more details. Local non-profit agencies and organizations wanting to take their communication plan from good to great will highly benefit from a seminar presented by the Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. The seminar, Building Your Communication Plan for NonProfits, takes place Wednesday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to noon at the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce (310 S.E. 3rd St. in Ocala). Sessions include: Researching Best Practices learn whats already proven successful and how to adapt those steps into your own plan; Identifying Target Audiences discover your stakeholders, even those youve never considered; Building Effective Strategies and Tactics go from concept to reality to get detailed, street-level results; Free and Easy: Social Media Tips and Tricks uncover how the social networking world comes to the rescue for free; and Gauging Return on Communication reveal if your communications working and if its worth your effort. All local nonprofit organizations are invited to attend. The non-profit rate is $35 per person, and seating is limited. Each paid participant receives a CD copy of the latest Media Directory published by FPRA-Ocala. For more information and to RSVP visit www.fpraocala.org and click the Events tab. FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. FPRA is composed of 15 professional and 10 student chapters throughout the state, providing professional development, networking and professional recognition opportunities. The Ocala FPRA Chapter, www.fpraocala.org, was established in 1980. Members and guests meet the third Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton. Local PR seminar being planned Discovery Fest set by RotaryThe six local Rotary clubs have joined forces to raise funds for the Ocala Discovery Center, while providing a good time for the children who are enjoying the Center and who will continue to benefit from its programs. Feb. 11 is the date for the Rotary Discovery Fest, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., outside of the building at Tuscawilla Park. There will be games, activities and great food for your entire family. Tickets will be available at the gate. Children get in for free if they are 5 years old or younger. Tickets are only $5 for children between 6 and 12 years and $10 if 13 years or older. The Ocala Discovery Center moved into the old Armory building in 2009 after the ground floor was renovated. Now its time to renovate the second floor (which was used as a basketball court and volleyball court when the building originally opened in 1941) and to install an elevator to allow access for the disabled. The new second floor will provide space for traveling exhibits and educational gatherings. Money raised during the Discovery Fest will be added to the $20,000 already donated by Rotarians early last year. For more information go to www.mydiscoverycenter.org. Rotary is the worlds oldest service organization. The Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest meets on Tuesday mornings at 7:45 in Suite 240 at the West Marion Community Hospital Doctors Office Building. 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Friday, January 13, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... T he Florida House and Senate will be very busy this winter, spring and summer, during their 60-day legislative session. We Googled to see what the Legislature will be up to and up against in 2012. Assuming the count is accurate, there are 693 bills in the legislative basket. We assume all bills are important, very important, critical, or matters of life and death to some citizen, organization, local government, or campaign contributor. Among this sessions considerations are sewage treatment and disposal systems, high school diploma options, profiting from jury service, traffic control signals, gambling devices, motor vehicle plates, submerged land sovereignty, public protests, and banning any activity which includes the word oil. Some more compelling legislative considerations include public school funding, recall of constitutional officers, and term limits (our favorite topic). Like every other red, white, and blue-blooded citizen, we have an issue we believe should be high on legislative agendas nationwide use of electronic devices while pretending to drive a motor vehicle with due diligence. Our concern comes from a lifelong defensive driving observation that other drivers are out to get us. We call it protective paranoia. According to a news report there are a few suggestions about texting being touted around Tallahassee, but there is no proposed legislation so far. We think all cell-phone use while driving is hazardous to all humans and animals, and should be prohibited. News reports about texting collisions are rising. A recent disaster in St. James, Missouri, was a pileup which took two lives, injured dozens, and left two school buses and a pickup truck in a crumpled heap. The text was about going to a county fair. Not many years ago, it was ordinary practice to pull over and drop a quarter into a roadside telephone to call home or work. While technology is wonderful, cell-phones have turned many otherwise sensible people into reckless drivers who refuse get off the road when distracted. In legal talk its called obvious risk so plain it would be recognized by a person of ordinary intelligence. Eleven states prohibit talking on hand-held cell-phones while driving. Thirty-five ban all use of cell-phones by novice drivers. Thirty-six states ban texting while driving. All three are examples of tepid gradualism. Drivers addicted to chattering while in motion are quick to suggest no one will obey a law which bans all use of cell-phones. Theyre folks who would rather die and take others with them than recognize the obvious dangers, like drivers who still refuse to use seat belts after 28 years of laws and safety experience. With characteristic reluctance, legislators will continue to treat cell-phone driving as a go-slow issue until a sufficient number of pileups and fatalities make total prohibition politically safe. In the meantime, gradualism aint leadership, and it could be fatal. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, January 13, 2012 T here was a song about school back in the 1950s from a singer named Chuck Berry. A couple of lines from the songs included The teacher is teaching the golden rule, and Gee, but the teacher dont know how mean she looks. I never thought about teachers looking mean, but I always appreciated the work they did, and now I have one in my family. Over the years, government has taken over more and more, providing regulations that hamper the teaching profession. When you write a column 52 weeks a year, and you add an editorial for many of those weeks, you have to have various sources for material. For this week, in addition to a news release about teacher demonstrations, I got the idea from a priest on television, of all places, giving a sermon on EWTN, the Catholic network. I didnt record the message, but I think I can come pretty close. How many of you can name the last five Super Bowl winners in order, without error? How many can name the last five World Series winners in order, without error? How many can name the last five presidential election losers, in order, without error? How many can name the winners of the last five New Hampshire primaries, in order, without error? All these things seem so important at the time, but they go to the back of a persons mind rather quickly. But heres another question: How many of you can name five teachers throughout your educational years that had an effect on your life? That question seems to be a lot easier for many people. For me, the top of my list includes Vic Liggio, a teacher at Bergen Catholic High School, who taught a class called Problems of American Democracy in my senior year. He gave us an assignment to write about something going on in Congress, and I forgot until the last minute. I wrote a summary from my head in about 10 minutes, but a few others got to read theirs before me and they were boring. When I read mine, Mr. Liggio grabbed my paper, wrote a big A on it, and said, Well, its about time somebody said something. I figured if I could write something that good in 10 minutes, maybe I should make it a career. It worked. Then there was kindergarten teacher Mrs. McLaughlin, firstgrade teacher Sister Richard Marie, second-grade teacher Sister Marie Edina, all of whom helped shape my early years. Finally, there was high school basketball coach John Mazziotta, for whom I was student manager and sat next to him on the bench for a few years. He taught me how to coach and handle young people, and I made a great hobby of coaching youth sports over the years. How about you? Im sure you can remember some teachers you admired a lot easier than who won the last few Super Bowls or World Series. What brought all this about was that news item about demonstrations backing teachers all across the nation. Here in Marion County, the release reached us too late to get in last weeks papers, and by the time you read this it will be over. I join in backing teachers in their effort to acquire better pay and benefits, and I think a lot of them just want to be able to teach, something they were taught very well how to do, free of government interference. We should all be in favor of that. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@smcitizen.com. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. A Florida Senate committee approved a gambling casino bill this week, but that bill still has a long way to go to pass, and then voters in various counties would have to decide what was going to happen. We can tell you what will happen. Just look at Atlantic City. Undoubtedly there are some of you out there who visited the Jersey Shore (the place, not the television show) when you were much younger. It was a beach, a boardwalk filled with amusements of all types, those that you can usually only find at a carnival nowadays. It was also a big convention center, highlighted by Bert Parks singing There she is, Miss America. It was a great family place. Then came a big move, when casinos were approved for Atlantic City. After that, there has been a lot written about how different types of families moved in you know what we mean. The glitzy casino area attracted visitors from far and wide, but people were warned not to wander too far away from the hotels and casinos it was a part of Atlantic City that no one wants to visit. Do we need that in Florida? We think not. Its bad enough that we already have some casinos operating under outdated treaties. Its bad enough that the Internet cafes have popped up in almost every shopping center. Even the state lottery, which many people play, can be listed as a racket. We would prefer that the Legislature go a different route outlaw all casino-type gambling in the state. Period. Lets not let anyone build the fancy hotels and casinos. If the treaties with Native Americans become a problem, then make it against the law to cross county lines for gambling purposes. Cruise ship casinos? Fine. They go outside the imaginary limit, which puts them out of the reach of Florida laws. But theyre not out of reach of the laws when they finish gambling and want to come back in. Could you require these people to show passports and go through Customs to get back into port? That would make people think twice. Gambling is an addiction, the same as any other addiction. Dont be fooled by those who favor gambling because they say it will be an economic boom. The downside is a lot worse than the money to be made. For those who want the gambling because its fun, and they can afford it, well, were pretty sure there are apartments for rent and houses for sale in New Jersey. Youll enjoy it up there, were sure. But remember, that roll of the dice or that extra card in Blackjack may not be exactly the numbers you want. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Limit gambling in Florida Many of us can recall our teachers Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, kaboom!. Ocala medicine: incompetent, and lackingSome 45 years ago when I was living here and after studying medicine I became a financial and medical auditor for Blue Cross and Medicare. I audited hospital and doctor medicine as well as finances and discovered more Medicare/Blue Cross frauds than you have fingers and toes. Now Medicare fraud is rampant and when I report them nothing happens. Representative Cliff Stearns is a joke, when he says he wants to uncover Medicare fraud. Right this minute I know of three physicians practicing fraud and I can do nothing about it even when its reported. One of my physicians told me he knows of doctors frauding Medicare. Boy has it changed. Ive closed one hospital and saw that many physicians are not in practice now because of malpractice. Medicine in this area is sufferJim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 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 000A6Q9 U nitarian U niversalists 7633 N. Florida Ave. (Route 41)Citrus Springs N a t u r e C o a s t 465-4225 SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 A.M. W HERE REASON & RELIGION M EET GLBT WELCOME What is Unitarian Universalism? Many of our founding fathers were either Unitarians or Universalists. Today, UU is a non-creedal path which allows each person the freedom to search for truth in many ways. While our congregations uphold shared principles, individuals may discern their own beliefs about spiritual and theological issues. Because of the diversity o f beliefs and life styles, our congregation has rich dialogue about many spiritual topics. We are guided by 7 principles which all UUs share, and put into action in our church, our communities and the world. The Nature Coast UnitarianUniversalist Fellowship is a democratic and lay led congregation. All are Welcome. Details on our 7 principles, services and activities are at naturecoastuu.org, 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) College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. John Downing, Pastor Rev. Jeff Rountree, Minister of Worship Rev. 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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 Wesleyan-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. 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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 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 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 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. 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H edy Lamarr, dubbed the most beautiful woman in the world, actually conceived of the epoch-shaping technology we know as frequency hopping today. Even as a child in Vienna, Austria Hedy loved to invent and was encouraged to do so by her doting father. A stint in movies sidetracked her for a while from her inventions, and one movie in particular would haunt her for years. In Ecstasy she romped briefly through the woods fully naked. Before she was out of her teens she married a charming older man, a munitions czar with close ties to Nazis. Hedys scandalous movie scene drove the embarrassed Mandl to buy up all existing copies but the effort was futile as new copies continued to multiply. Gracing the Mandl dinner table as the gorgeous trophy wife, Hedy coolly gathered Nazi secrets and weapons information she would later use on a secret form of radio communication she hoped would boost the American war effort. By the late 1930s Hedy was divorced and a Hollywood actress, a role she never took seriously, saying to be an actress you only had to stand still and look stupid. Still, making a few movies a year left plenty of time for her passion inventing. She was particularly distressed at the U-boat attacks on ships carrying women and children and hoped to develop a wireless signal to Allied torpedoes that the enemy could not intercept. In those days, wireless transmission was risky since it was based on a single frequency which the enemy could intercept. Based on her understanding of these limitations gathered from listening in on conversations that her ex-husband had with military personnel, Lamarr came up with an idea for rapidly switching transmission and reception between various frequencies, thus thwarting easy attempt at detection. She succeeded in her endeavor by teaming up with composer George Anthell whose experience with synchronizing player pianos and other musical instruments led them to a patent for making radioguided torpedoes jamproof. Sadly, Lamarrs beauty was her curse. No one, certainly not the Department of the Navy, took her seriously. One who did take her inventions seriously was Howard Hughes. In 1996 he worked toward getting her recognition for her pioneering invention of frequency hopping for which she at last received the Pioneer Award from the Electronic Foundation. In addition to this fascinating aspect of the beauty queen Lamarr, Rhodes gives us brilliant glimpses of Vienna in the 1920s, Hollywood in the s, and the war years in the s. 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T oday is the first of three Friday-thethirteenths in 2012. The next one in April, just before tax day on the 15th, is bound to be unlucky for almost everyone. While the origin of this holiday is not known, we do know that people attribute many unlucky happenings to it. Estimates have been made that 17 to 21 million people in the U.S. are affected by a fear of this day. Some are so fearful that they avoid normal routines in business, taking flights or even getting out of bed. Take a trip down Pun Alley to see what happened to some unlucky people. Wow!Fred, Frank and Tommy got a jail sentence for 20 years but got granted one thing to take to jail with them. Fred asked for a gigantic supply of different kinds of booze. Frank asked for every type of all the books in the world and Tommy asked for a 40-year supply of cigarettes. Twenty years passed. When Freds door was opened he was so drunk he fell unconscious next to the guard. When they opened Franks door he walked out with a very posh accent; it turned out that he was the smartest person in the world after reading all the books. When Tommys door was opened, he appeared normal, all the cigarettes were still there, and then he asked the officers, Could I have a lighter please? UnbelievableA man was brought into the emergency room at the local hospital. He had drunk from a bottle marked poison. The physician asked, Why would you drink from a bottle marked poison? The man answered, Underneath, it said lye, so I didnt believe it!TruthfulThe businessman complained to his secretary that his son thinks money grows on trees. Tonight hes getting a talking to thatll really get across the value of a dollar. Howd it go? asked the secretary the next morning. Not so good, he admitted glumly. Now he wants his allowance in Euros. ShortsA mother, who had just put her little boy to bed, said as she shut the door, This is one more day when I worked from sonup to son-down. The dumb gypsy was told to read palms, but she couldnt figure out how to climb them. He was told to take up nude painting. The next day he got pneumonia. I was going to buy a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking, and then I thought, what good would that do? Hes grateful hes a schizophrenic. It gives him somebody to talk to. Michael: Its Friday the 13th. Do you have any superstitions? Chad: I think its unlucky to have superstitions. For every set of horseshoes people use for luck, somewhere in this world theres a barefoot horse. This man fell off an eave on his house and was injured. Thats what he gets for eavesdropping. The cost of living is the difference between your net income and your gross habits. Ive got bad arthritis, but I cant kick. Ever notice how the person who remarks, Well, thats the way the ball bounces, is usually the one who dropped the ball? Winner Thomas knew he was born on a Friday the 13th. He was always unlucky; nothing good ever happened to him. To help him some friends got together and decided to give him some money. Knowing that he wouldnt take it as charity, they arranged a drawing in which all the numbers put into the hat would be the same as his. The evening of the drawing came. Thomas put his hand into the hat to draw the winning number. He pulled out number and a half. Just rewardThe three-time crook panicked as he surveyed the jury in the courthouse. Positive hed never beat the murder rap, he had managed to bribe a lady juror with his life savings to go for a manslaughter verdict. Sure enough, at the close of the trial the jury declared him guilty of manslaughter. Tears of gratitude welling up in his eyes, the crook had a moment with the juror before being led off to prison. Thank you, thank you. Howd you do it? It wasnt easy, she admitted. They all wanted to acquit you. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Friday, January 13, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in 6 ~ Friday, January 13, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Visiting some unlucky people on Friday the 13th P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Marion County students will have an opportunity to exercise their vocal chords when the College of Central Florida launches the CF Young Singers. The new community youth choir will be open to Marion County youths ages 7 to 15 with any level of talent or experience. The choir will learn choral singing in a fun, safe and accepting social environment and will perform music from many different cultures. I am very excited to have a community youth choir in Marion County, said Matthew Bumbach, CF assistant professor and director of the new choir. Many of our public schools do not have choirs so students miss out on the opportunity to perform. The arts are so important, and students deserve these opportunities. Starting Jan. 26, the choir will rehearse most Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center, Room 123, at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Practices will continue through May, and two performances will be held during the semester. There is an annual $25 registration fee to participate. To access an informational brochure with registration form, visit www.CF.edu/arts. For more information or to sign up, contact Linda Yelder at 352854-2322, ext. 1419, or yelderl@cf.edu. Local college to launch youth choir E The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: There are a number of companies out there now doing energy audits for the home, after which they try to sell you attic insulation and other products and services. Is this just a scam or would it be wise for me to look into this? Bill Richards., New York, NY For the most part, companies offering energy audits are reputable and legitimate and will help you both save money and reduce your carbon footprint if you follow their advice in regard to upgrading things like insulation, windows and appliances. A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient, reports the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time. During the assessment, you can pinpoint where your house is losing energy, adds DOE. Energy assessments also determine the efficiency of your homes heating and cooling systems (and) may also show you ways to conserve hot water and electricity. 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Friday, January 13, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, January 13, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Sunday, Jan. 22 Jazz Society offers free music The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the fourth Sunday this month, 2 to 5 p.m. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. For more info call Gladys at 352-854-8930.Tuesday, Jan. 24 West Marion business group meetsThe West Marion Business Association will hold its regular meeting at the Southwest District Sheriffs Office on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.Gospel music at Joy Lutheran Join us for an evening of praise and worship at Joy Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. with Arizonans Dave Anderson and Kelly Patten. The concerts these men present includes gospel music, old-time Sunday school songs, contemporary Christian music and stories of Gods grace and mercy including The Rescue Story which has been heard by millions of people around the world. A free-will offering will be asked at this event. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information, call 352-854-4509 ext. 221.Saturday, Jan. 28 Moose Golf TournamentTeams are being organized for a golf tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28, to raise money for the Moose Lodge and its charitable endeavors. A shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. Prizes and awards for all participants followed by a chicken feast. This event is for members, friends and qualified signed up guests. For pricing and more information call Joe Edel at 352-237-1485. Saturday, Jan. 28 Camellia show scheduled The Ocala Camellia Society will present its annual camellia show on Saturday, Jan. 28, and Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Ocala. Admission to the camellia show is free, and there is plenty of free parking. The Annual Ocala Camellia Society Camellia Show features award-winning blooms from across the southeastern United States. On Jan. 28, you are invited to enter blooms from 7 to 10 a.m. Judging will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 or 1 p.m. The public is invited to view the show from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Camellia plants will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, or until supply runs out. For more information, please call 352-595-3365 or visit www.americancamellias.org and look for the Ocala Camellia Society web page. Rally for Life scheduled Rally for Life will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28, from noon to 2 p.m. in front of Ocala City Hall, 151 S.E. Osceola Ave. Parking is available all around the building and in government parking lots. In the past this rally was held on the Square, but this year has been moved to City Hall. Keynote Speakers will be Sisters of Life from New York, on the The Dignity of the Human Person and Building a Culture of Life. Sunday, Jan. 29 Joy night at Christs Church Join other Ocala area churches for an evening of traditional and contemporary music and worship through congregational singing of praise songs, solos and ensembles. Coffee and cookies follows. Everyone is invited. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th Street, off State Road 200, Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org.Tuesday, Jan. 31 Huge yard sale Temple Bnai Darom will have a huge yard sale on Jan. 31 starting at 8 a.m. The sale will be at 49 Banyan Course, Ocala. Saturday, Feb. 4 An afternoon at Capones Join members from First Congregation United Church of Christ on Saturday, Feb. 4 for lunch and show at Capones of Kissimmee. Price includes bus transportation, buffet lunch, gratuities, and a Broadway style song, dance and comedy revue, set in 1930s Chicago. Cost is $60 per person, $45 for children under 12. For more information and tickets, 352-873-3377. Willie Nelson at Circle SquareMusic icon and winner of 25 Grammy, CMA and American Music Awards Willie Nelson comes to the Circle Square Cultural Center! Willies popular hits such as Mama Dont Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, On The Road Again, Always On My Mind and many more classics are ageless songs that span generations. With his brilliant 6 decade career that speaks volumes of his musics relevance and performance power, the 75 year old Willie Nelson continues to sell out venues all over the world! Dont miss the legendary Willie Nelson live in concert on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, located at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information on the 2012 entertainment line-up including times, dates and tickets, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Saturday, Feb. 18 Hospice trail ride Hospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 12th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Sat., Feb. 18, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, former Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-854-5218. And if these or other appliances over 15 years old consider replacing them with newer models that meet federal EnergyStar efficiency criteria. Also, swapping out older incandescent bulbs in light fixtures with higher efficiency compact fluorescent or LED bulbs will save money and energy. A professional energy auditor with dedicated assessment tools and the knowledge of how to use them will in all likelihood carry out a more comprehensive assessment than you can do yourself. Thorough assessments often use equipment such as blower doors, which measure the extent of leaks in the building envelope, and infrared cameras, which reveal hard-to-detect areas of air infiltration and missing insulation. If you are concerned about enlisting a for-profit firm that upsells its own energy efficiency upgrade services based on a free energy audit, check with your utility to see whether it offers unbiased, independent energy audit services (which it may do for free or for a nominal cost). The assessor from your utility may be able to recommend window and door replacement companies, heating and cooling specialists and other vendors nearby that do reputable work to make your home is not only energy efficient but warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. CONTACTS: DOE Energy Savers, www.energysavers.gov; EnergyStar, www.energystar.gov. D ear E arthTal k: Whats the story with E chinacea ? Many herb teas contain it and many people swear by it as a cold remedy B ut I v e also seen headlines say ing that the herb has no medicinal v alue whatsoe v er Can you set the record straight ? Arlene Hi xson P ortland M E Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower, has gained popularity in recent years as a nutritional supplement that proponents believe is helpful in staving off the common cold and shortening its duration. But given the variation between dosages and formulationssuch herbs are not regulated as medical drugs by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and so makers have little incentive to standardizeits hard to get definitive answers as to Echinaceas effectiveness. Historically, Native Americans relied on the root of Echinacea to numb toothache pain and treat dyspepsia as well as snake, insect and spider bites. While some modern day folks rely on Echinacea just based on this anecdotal evidence, scientific studies have verified that the herb can be effective. To wit, a 2008 University of Connecticut review of 14 different clinical trials of Echinacea PHOTO COURTESY ISTOCKEchinacea has gained popularity in recent years as a remedy for the common cold. But because it is not regulated as a medical drug by the FDA and given the variation between dosages and formulations available to consumers it is difficult to get definitive answers as to its effectiveness. EARTHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 use found that taking the supplement reduced the chances of getting a cold by 31 percent, and helped people get over cold and flu symptoms a day and a half earlier than those who didnt take it. Researchers initially thought Echinaceas effectiveness was due to its immune-boosting traits, but they now PLEASESEEEARTH PAGE21 000A32I FLOORS & WINDOWS 6715 SW Hwy. 200 (located 5 mi. 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Recent cold fronts have very high numbers of manatees concentrated in warm-water refuges near power plants in Palm Beach and Broward counties. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) cautions boaters to be on the lookout for manatees moving into the Intracoastal Waterway to feeding areas. Boaters should slow down and strictly obey posted speed restrictions in manatee protection zones. "As the weather warms, large numbers of these mammals will be moving out of warm-water refuges and headed toward feeding areas," said FWC law enforcement Capt. David Schaeffer. "That's when the greatest danger from boat strikes occurs. This pattern will repeat itself as winter cold fronts come and go." The FWC and its law enforcement partners will be increasing patrols and strictly enforcing manateeprotection zone speed limits to aid the animals during this period when they are most vulnerable to vessel strikes. To avoid striking manatees, vessel operators should wear polarized sunglasses to help them spot the creatures in the water, and watch for the large, telltale circular slicks on the surface of the water (manatee footprints) that indicate the presence of manatees. For more information on Florida's manatees, visit MyFWC.com/Manatee. To report a dead or distressed manatee, call the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922). believe instead that the herb works more as an anti-inflammatory agent. A 2009 University of British Columbia study found that typical commercially available Echinacea preparations are effective in reducing the bodys production of inflammatory proteins in human bronchial cells. In laymans terms, this means that Echinacea can help lessen the annoying symptoms of common colds, the flu and other respiratory ailments. Furthermore, the study found that Echinacea is just as effective in reducing bronchial inflammation whether it is consumed before or after a viral infection sets in, indicating that taking moderate doses on a regular basis during cold season can help prevent some bronchial irritation if and when cold symptoms begin. Interestingly, though, a 2010 study of 719 participants in Wisconsin focusing on illness duration and severity found that the duration of the common cold could be shortened by taking a pill of some sort, whether Echinacea or a placebo with no active ingredients. But this study merely underscored the importance of psychological factors in fighting illness and did not say that Echinacea isnt effective. Given the lack of FDA oversight of herbs, different formulations may contain vastly different amounts of Echinacea. A 2004 evaluation of 19 different Echinacea brands by the non-profit Consumers Union and published in Consumer Reports found that the amount of Echinacea actually present in supplements varied considerably from brand to brandand even in some cases from bottle to bottle of the same brand. The magazine recommended a few brands as best picks, including Spring Valley, Origin and Sundown, all which featured high concentrations of Echinacea and reliable dosage amounts from pill to pill. Before taking the Echinacea plunge, beware that the herb can cause allergic reactions in some people and may interact negatively with some common medications. Researchers warn that anyone with autoimmune disease or a handful of other illnesses should not take Echinacea without first consulting with their doctor. CONTACTS: FDA, www.fda.gov; Consumers Union, www.consumersunion.org. EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. Friday, Jan. 13 Da y of Caring dead l ine e xt ended The deadline to sign up for United Way of Marion Countys 19th annual Day of Caring has been extended to Friday, Jan. 13. Day of Caring, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 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 non-profit organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org. Deadline for volunteer teams and agency project applications must be returned to the United Way by Friday, Jan. 13. For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-7329696 or tbanner@uwmc.org. L ife L ine Screening Christs Church of Marion County presents Life Line Screening, trusted by hospitals Nationwide, on Friday, Jan. 13. We Can Help You Avoid A Stroke. Five screenings are available Stroke/Carotid Artery, Heart Rhythm, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Arterial Disease and Osteoporosis Risk Assessment. All five screenings are only $149. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Please call: 1-800-324-1851. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. off State Road 200, Ocala, phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Saturday, Jan. 14 B u bbl e tt es p erform a t Friends annua l mee t ing The annual meeting of the Friends of Freedom Public Library is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the meeting room on Saturday, Jan. 14. The membership will vote on a new slate of officers and revisions to the By-Laws. Following the meeting, the Friends present a variety show by The Bubblettes. This group performs regularly for several clubs at On Top of the World and elsewhere in Ocala. Some of the singers have performed in European churches, cruise ships and other places. Youre certain to enjoy this talented group. Show starts about 1:30 in the meeting room. M e th odis t men t o serve b rea k fas t To all the Tired Reindeers out there, the Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-youeat 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. Sunday, Jan.15 B rea k fas t a t th e M oose Breakfast is back each Sunday from 9 to 11:30 a.m., serving eggs any style, choice of meats, potatoes, coffee, juice, toast and much more! Start your day with us and find out why we are the best kept secret in the Southwest Ocala area. The lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance to Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2200. P os t P o l io G rou p mee t s The North Central Post-Polio Support Group will present the Program: The Balancing Act on Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Collins Health Resource Center 9401 S.W. Highway 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. The speaker will be Physical Therapist Fred Shirley MS, PT, CEAS. Fred is very versed on Post Polio and it should be a very informative presentation. Please contact Carolyn Raville 352-489-1731 for information. Monday, Jan. 16 L egion p os t t o mee t The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. Wednesday, Jan. 18 P u bl ic b ingo a t th e M oose 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 andradite. Everyone is welcome, with a variety of lunch selections. The lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-854-2200.Thursday, Jan. 19 Air Force grou p t o mee t The Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Airport Administration Building 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala FL 34474. Joe Lacey will present his power point on Lockheed L-1011. Everyone is welcome.J ud y R ogers sings a t Co ll ege R oad On Jan. 19, Young At Heart, College Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, will present Judy Rogers. She is a renowned Christian singer with comedy and inspiration. Join us, with a dish to share, at noon. Start your new year with conviction. If you need a ride call the church office 352-237-5741. We look forward to guests. Saturday, Jan. 21 Circ l e S q uare H ea lth W e ll ness Exp o The 10th annual Health & Wellness Expo will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Circle Square Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and see what Ocala has to offer in the field of health care and learn the latest in medical advances. This is a free event. This years Expo is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and will feature various services offered by the hospital, including information on heart health, diabetes, stroke, nutrition and more. Representatives from area healthcare related agencies will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions regarding your health. Additionally, The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa and On Top of the World certified fitness instructors will offer a variety of exercise demonstrations throughout the day. Participate in the ZUMBA Fitness Jam on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; a donation of $5 per person will go towards the March of Dimes. The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.M ega b oo k sa l e sc h edu l ed A mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue, including used books, CDs, videos and crafts, will be Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winn Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala.Scandinavian C l u b of M arion Coun ty 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. 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Celebrate! is allnew and guaranteed to entertain you for two solid hours. Performances are slated for Feb. 10-11 (Friday and Saturday) at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $6 for general admission and $8 for reserved admission. Tickets are available any Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning at the Health & Recreation building from 8 to 10 a.m. If youre thinking Ive seen this before, you couldnt be more wrong! We never repeat selections from previous performances and this one is very diverse in its content. We are excited about our music and comedy numbers plus some outstanding costumes. OTOW BowlingJerry Roney, OTOW Bowling League President, also bowls on Thursdays on another OTOW Bowling New Pretenders gearing up for another show The New Pretenders are ready for another show. League, the Galaxy Western Stars. Joe Rosinski, one of the Galaxy Western Stars bowlers, bowled a perfect 300 game, which means he bowled 12 strikes in a row! Travel Topper ToursTravel Topper Tours has arranged a trip to the show In the Mood, a retro1940s musical revue. The event is On Wednesday, April 18, at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. The show features a company of 19 singers and dancers. The cost is $54 per person, and bookings are now open. Please call Kathy Peterson at 352-873-2929 for details and for registration. New England ClubThe OTOW New England Club is back! Because of the large number of people interested in this club, Donnamarie Frechette spearheaded the reorganization of the club. The first meeting was held on Dec. 15. After a time of socializing and getting to know you discussion, it was deemed feasible to proceed with nominations and the election of club officers. The following people were elected unanimously: President Donnamarie (Castellano) Frechette Treasurer Martha Riberdy SecretaryJeannie Lombardi The position of VicePresident is still open. The vision of the newlyelected board is to reach out to On Top of the World residents with ties to a New England state and to provide new, friendly, and enjoyable activities each month. If you are interested in joining this club, you may contact any of the club officers or simply come to the next meeting, which will on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The meeting will take place in the Arbor Club ballroom. OTOW HAPPENINGS War Pass heads a deep group of promising sires with yearlings in the sale including Street Boss, Pioneer of the Nile, Dunkirk, Einstein, Cowboy Cal and Kodiak Kowboy. Floridabased sires include Circular Quay, In Summation, Two Step Salsa and Cowtown Cat. Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to an exceptionally strong group of stallions. 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Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River There are immediate opportunities for independent contractors to manage and grow single copy newspaper routes in Citrus and Marion Counties Child Care Personnel TEACHER Pt, Exp. Req. CDA Preferred TADPOLES EARLY LEARNING (352) 560-4222 Medical ICCD CoordinatorThe Centers is seeking a Coordinator for the Lighthouse in Inverness. The ICCD program is based on the clubhouse model of psychosocial rehabilitation that serves adults in our community who have mental illness. More details at www.iccd.or g Duties include program management, network with public agencies & community groups, capacity to work in a setting that insists upon the inclusion of members & staff in program development & implementation. Masters degree in Human Services or related field, and exp with the mentally ill adult population reqd, Co paid Training at ICCD sponsored base reqd. Submit Salary Req. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Residential SA Educator The Centers is seeking an Educator to provide educational services to adolescents in our 24/7 residential substance abuse treatment facility in Lecanto. Teach lesson plans according to each countys requirements, i.e., math, social studies, science, English, etc. Assist individuals with special and specific needs, interactions and goals. MA or BA Degree in field of Edu or Human Services, with a Middle School or High School level State of FL teaching certification reqd (two or more certs desired). Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580 jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Therapist The Centers is seeking Licensed or Masters Level Therapist for positions in Citrus County. Must have a min 1 yr exp working with adults, children & adolescents providing individual, group & family therapy in outpatient setting. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, The Centers, Inc. (352)291-5580 jobs@the centers.us For more informationvisit www.thecenters .us Call 352-854-3986 T O P LACE Y OUR A DIN Professional Youth Care WorkerCypress Creek Juvenile Offender Correctional Center a residential program for maximum risk males committed to the Dept. of Juvenile Justice is recruiting for Youth Care Workers Must be over 21 years of age, have High School Diploma and be able to pass a Level 2 back ground screening Must be able to com plete self-defense and physical intervention training. Ability to tolerate verbal and mental abuse while maintaining a professional demeanor. Ability to perform appropriate crisis intervention, including physically breaking up fights. Pick up an application at 2855 W Woodland Ridge Dr. Lecanto, Florida, 34461 Drug Free Workplace / EEO Sales Help Account Reps Competitive Pay & Bonus Structure Training Provided Advancement Opportunities $2,000 Commitment Bonus Career minded and clean business appearance a must! Call 352.436.4460 and ask for Janice Financial MORTGAGE ELIMINATIONNo up front Fees Completed in 4 wks bdebtfr eenow.com 352-422-7887 Schools/ Instruction NEED A NEW CAREER? 2 W eek Courses! NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475. EKG $475. ALF ADMINISTRATOR $300. taylor college.edu (352) 245-4119 Appliances UpRIght Freezer 11.7 cu/ft $95. (352) 237-8533 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Auctions 3 AUCTIONS THURS. Jan. 12 Estate Adventur e Auction Prev:12PM Auction 3PM 2007 Camry 14K mi. Estate car, hand & mech. tools. Quality & leather furn., Hall full, surprises-New-Antiques FRI. JAN. 13 ON SITE EST A TE Auction 111 Cabot St., Inverness Prev:8AM Auction 9AM Entire contents of home incl. Whole House LP Gen. Loads-Fun&Value SA T ., JAN. 14 LIVE & ONLINE Antique Collectible POSTCARDS Prev:11 Auction 1pm 100+ lots-vintage & antique, Linen, silk, Embroidered, Holiday, adv, 52nd Canadian Military-WWI, Ham radio cards+++ DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc Garage/ Yard Sales BIG YARD SALE! Fri Sat Sun 9-5 Refrigerator, microwave, 2 curio oak cabinets, 2 dressers, Indian collection, gas cast iron grill, 2 roll away beds, tv and much more! Machinist tools, gas compressor, radio arm saw, chop saw, collection of grills, Craftsman lawn mower, Caddie Sedan Deville and more! 352-465-1892 3837 SW Pompano Rd Rainbow Lake Estates LARGE MOVING SALE!Jan 12,13,14 8am-4pm Quality household items. Marion Landings 8471 SW 60th Court Moving Sale in Ocala! Daily noon-6pm or call for appt.352-237-8256 Furniture & misc! 5310 SW 86th Lane, Majestic Oaks Sub. Clothing 3 pair Jeans Jr. Miss Brand New, tags $5.ea (352)873-0953 General A-1 BUYER! Old Costume Jewelry, Items of Value, Antiques, Fishing Mens Watches, Guns352-344-3809 GE RANGE 210 double oven, stainless stain electric w/ glass topNew $1200 sell $300. Rattan sofa, chair, ottoman, exc cond $200. ( 352) 671-1914 Sporting Goods BROWNING SWEET 16 SHOTGUN made in Belgium mint condition 90% or better $1200 obo SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLYMUST HAVE FLDRIVERS LICENSE 352-598-5934 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Wanted to Buy GUNS WANTEDCollector will Pay fair prices for your Unwanted Fire Arms(352) 873-7587 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyAr ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Sale or Rent CRYSTAL RIVER2/1 on land, remodeled rent $600. long or short Sell $54K OBO (352) 307-4564 Rent: Houses Unfurnished 55+ SPRUCE CREEK NORTH2 Bd/2Ba/2 car garage excel. cond. scrn. lanai Immed. occupancy $650 mo. Includes ammenities (352) 266-0516. Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.smcitizen.com Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. On Top Of The World FOR SALE BY HOMEOWNER 2/2/1 End Villa. Lots of extras. $70,500 Check list #ORL27190 BuyOwner.com352-861-5666 Inverness Homes FOR SALE OR LEASE 2/2/1 enclosed porch, Central Heat and Air All Kitchen Appliances $95.K (352) 742-2770 Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Inverness Homes Have it all! Inverness Highlands, S.Carol Terrace. Huge 1 Family. Major updates youll enjoy only in a new home. Owner down sized, will negotiate. In natures paradise this 4 bedroom 3 bath on 2.8 acres fits a family with children who love to play explorer. Own deep well (no water bills!), plus new whole-house water treatment system, 16x34 in-ground screened pool with fountain and lights. New 2-zone energy efficient heat/cool; new full attic R-30 insulation; new attic solar fan; new ducts/vents; updated bathrooms, 2 new AirMaster air cleaning units to remove dust, pollen, mold spores. Majestic trees. Extra long concrete driveway. Watch the deer play from the lanai or living room window. Newer (2002) Timberline roof, ridge vents, 7 solar tubs thru out the house. Two hot water heaters. Wired for generator. Completely chain link fenced. Corral your horses, park your boat or RV. ON property 7 palm trees value $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $209,900. (Price below Estimate Zillow.com) Contact owner, 352-556-1510, 352-238-6274 email: rosepub@excite.com Homosassa Homes Riverhaven Village, Homosassa, FL GREAT LOCATION, GREAT HOUSE, GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD! 2147 sf, 3/2 + lr/dr comb, den, sunroom, inside laundry, all appliances. blt. by Rusaw in 1989, well maintained, upgrades, move in ready. Asking $160,000 all offers considered. Realtors 3% See visual tour: www.visualtour.com/sho w.asp?t=2656780&prt=10 003&sk=13 Frank or Helen Harris, 352-628-1434 email: hharris3 @tampabay.rr.com Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Houses one block, one doublewide. $175K 352-854-5564 352-465-2159 Sumter County Land 10 ACRES FOR SALE -SANTERRA RANCHES -SUMTER COUNTY Beautiful 10 acre vacant property in deed restricted neighborhood of Santerra Ranches in Sumterville, Sumter County for Sale -Mature Oak trees and open pasture make a perfect atmosphere for your future home and barn..start living the Florida country lifestyle asking $110,000 Call George (954) 383-7109 Recreation Vehicles Infinity 99 M/Homeby 4 Winds, 35 Triton V-10 gas, 44K mis. front rear a/c, Onan Gen. back up camera, leveling jacks, TV, fully equipped incl tow bars & hitch + brks buddy, assisted for tow vech. all manuals for coach & appls. NON Smoker incls hoses, sewer & electric hook-ups, 7 new NEW Goodyear tires, See at Oak Bend Village Route 40 W. Dunnellon call for tour (352) 465-6335 Was $22,500 Now $19,750 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond or not .Titled,no title, no problem. Paying up to$25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Cars HYUNDAI Santa Fe, 120K mi. Good cond. $2,200. Call (352) 854-1194 Care For the Elderly MOBILE HAIR CARE FULL SERVICE IN YOUR HOME LICENSED BEAUTICIAN/CNA WILL SERVICE THE HOME BOUND AND ELDERLY. CALL CATHY (352) 237-3347 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 Steve Zrowka 000A652 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! dle (10220 S.E. Sunset Harbor Road, Summerfield) Feb. 6 Belleview Middle (10500 S.E. 36th Ave., Belleview) Feb. 13 Howard Middle (1655 N.W. 10th St., Ocala) Feb. 16 Maplewood Elementary (4751 S.E. 24th St., Ocala) Feb. 23 Oakcrest Elementary (1112 N.E. 28th St., Ocala) Feb. 27 North Marion Middle (2085 W. Hwy. 329, Citra) For more information, contact the Public Relations Office at 352-671-7555. SCHOOLS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Marions Most Wanted Christopher Fulk 36, felony violation of probation battery. Brenton Howard 19, felony violation of probation grand theft; bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 retail petit theft and count 2 resist detainment by retail merchant. Andrea Jamez 38, felony violation of probation; 2 counts possession of cocaine; 2 counts possession of hydrocodone. Darnell Johns 54, bench warrant for failure to appear arraignment driving while license suspended revoked etc. second offense; bench warrant for failure to appear arraignment driving while license suspended revoked cancel; order to take into custody count 1 no valid drivers license, count 2 attach unassigned tag to vehicle. Jackie Woods 25, felony warrant count 1 possession of forged bills. Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) announces the start of the 2012 Girl Scout Cookie Program throughout its eight-county jurisdiction of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties. Whichever your favorite Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints, Tagalongs, or Samoas the wait is over! Through mid-March, thousands of Girl Scouts will take orders for your favorite Girl Scout Cookie varieties, including DoSi-Dos, Dulce de Leche, Samoas, Tagalongs, Thank You Berry Munch, Thin Mints, or Trefoils. In celebration of Girl Scouts 100th anniversary in 2012, a new Girl Scout Cookie is making its debut: Savannah Smiles. Named after the city in which Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts in 1912 Savannah, Ga. Savannah Smiles is a lemon-flavored cookie dusted in powdered sugar that is sure to become a fast favorite. Girl Scouts in west central Florida will take pre-orders through Jan. 27, and those cookies will be delivered beginning Feb. 16. Friday, Feb. 24 marks the start of booth sales, so keep an eye out at your favorite businesses and stores and take a box or a dozen home with you! Also beginning Feb. 24, visit www.gswcf.org and search for a Girl Scout Cookie Booth by zip code using the cookie booth locater system. Cookie fans with smart phones can download the free Girl Scout Cookie Locator (Kellogg) app by calling **GSCOOKIES (**472665437) from their phones, or by searching for Cookie Locator in the iPhone App Store or Android Market Place. Its easier than ever to satisfy your Girl Scout Cookie cravings! Cookie booth sales end Sunday, March 18. For those who want to support Girl Scouting in their communities but dont want to enjoy the cookies themselves, GSWCF offers the Cookies from Home Program. This unique program is a way for Girl Scouts to give back to their communities: donations of cookies through the Cookies from Home Program will be sent directly to our military troops serving in combat zones overseas through a partnership with Support Our Troops. Donations to the Cookies from Home Program may be made in person through a Girl Scout at anytime during the Cookie Program, through March 18. Girl Scout Cookies are not only an icon of American culture, but also the worlds leading entrepreneurial program for girls. Through the program, girls practice useful life skills such as planning, decision-making and customer service. During cookie activities, girls are members of a team working towards a common goal, with each girl striving to do her personal best. For more information regarding purchasing Girl Scout Cookies and supporting Girl Scouting in your area, visit www.gswcf.org/cookies, or call (800) 881-4475, ext. 1838. Its time to start thinking about Girl Scout cookies, including a new one this year 000A9V3 Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! January Happenings Join us for the following event! THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 2:30 PM VETERANS SEMINAR Find out about the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit availbale to Veterans and their surviving spouses who require assistance with their activities of daily living. You may be eligible to receive a monthly tax-free pension from the Veterans Administration of up to $23,396 per year. Presented by Operation:Veteran Aid. Refreshments will be served. 000A9SF Specially trained staff Spacious living area 3 daily meals are chef prepared Emergency response system Assisted with personal care Visiting physicians Social programs & outings Private ownership Affordable rates Residential living Family atmosphere Dont let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, called Camelot! AL#5429 K ELLEAN K AI T RUESDELL J D ., LL M LL.M. ~ Masters Degree in Estate Planning / University of Miami School of Law (352) 873-4141 Wills, Pour-Over Wills, Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts, Health & Financial Powers of Attorney, The Truesdell Living Will, Pre-Need Guardian Affidavits, DNRs, Trust Funding & Administration, Probate, Guardianship, Asset Protection, Medicaid Qualification for Health Care, Recent Law Changes, and more. 000A9FJ F LORIDA E STATE P LANNING D OCUMENTS A SSET P ROTECTION AND M ANAGEMENT B REAKFAST W ORKSHOP W EDNESDAY F EBRUARY 8, 2012 10:00 AM R ESERVATIONS R EQUIRED N O C OST N O O BLIGATION Kellean Kai Trusdell, J.D., LL.M Attorney & Counselor at Law KELLEANTRUESDELL.COM The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, FL 34482

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BRIEFS Office closed Monday for Martin Luther KingThe South Marion Citizen office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, for the observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday.OBS sale planned Catalogs for the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2012 Winter Mixed Sale are available by accessing the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sites new sortable master index will provide access to daily pedigree updates since the printed catalog. A total of 530 horses are cataloged for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 17 with hip numbers 1-110 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. The 148 horses (hip numbers 111) cataloged in the new Horses of Racing Age section will sell immediately after the preferred session. Hip numbers 301-572 sell on Wednesday, Jan. 18 in the Open Session. The sale begins each day at 11 a.m. The Racing Age Section includes 34 newly turned 2-year-olds and 114 older horses. Supplements to the Racing Age section will begin with hip number 259. Past performances are currently available online. An optional Under Tack Show, set for Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m., will be streamed live via the OBS website and videos will be posted online as well as viewable at the sales grounds. The 203 newly turned yearlings in the sale are highlighted by the progeny of a strong roster of proven sires including Mr. Greeley, Congrats, Hard Spun, Wildcat Heir, Discreet Cat, High Cotton, With Distinction, Yes Its True, Graeme Hall, Exchange Rate, Harlanss Holiday, Bluegrass Cat, Pollards Vision, City Zip, Rockport Harbor and Freud. INDEX Bookmark...........................18 Calendar................................4 Cherrywood......................11 Classifieds...........................23 Oak Run...............................15 Opinion..................................8 OTOW.....................................3 Out to Pastor.....................10 Pun Alley...............................6 Puzzles.................................14CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 33 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, January 13, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Saluting recently deceased vets PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKIn what was described as one of the longest continuous memorials of its type in the U.S., Marion County continued its quarterly tradition of the reading of the names of all the deceased veterans of the previous three months on Saturday. Here, the Civil Air Patrol presents the colors. Submarine veterans salute during the opening ceremony. Assembly from Bob Romiti. More photos, Page 24. Vet event Above, Dave Rice rang the bell twice after each deceased veterans name was read. At the right, Andre Adams provided a continuous drum roll.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK 90th birthday Princess Saintrosabella, as she is called by her email family, is a very young 90 years old. Rose, from Pine run, is always ready to go anywhere the Red Hat group takes her and jumps into the back seat of the van like a school girl. Personality plus and comedienne best describes Princess Rose. People always have laughs when Rose is with them, especially when she tells some of the stories of her childhood and employment. Roses birthday was celebrated at the Olive Garden in December. Start the New Year at a local park Guests have already left, the refrigerator is nearly empty and decorations are finding their way back to the attic. The holiday frenzy is officially over and youre settling into the usual schedule, perhaps with a little less energy and a little more weight than you set out with. Looking for advice with some post-holiday recovery? Let Marion County Parks and Recreation help freshen up your start of the New Year. Whether your choice is to relax or to work back your energy levels this month, Parks and Recreation can help you achieve your goal with any of the following outdoor recreation programs: Kayak outings (Jan. 13, 21 and 22): learn kayaking basics, enjoy stunning wildlife sightings or paddle at your leisure on the Rainbow, Silver or Ocklawaha rivers. Kayaking equipment is provided. Eco tram tours (Jan. 15, 26 and 29): take some time to unwind on a motorized nature ride through Sunnyhill Restoration Area or Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area and take a closer look at breathtaking landscapes and native wildlife. Basic wild caving (Jan. 14): turn on your hardhat light and get ready to climb, crawl and squeeze through rocky surfaces and tight spaces as Marion County staff leads you on a cave exploration program. Caving gear is provided. Pre-registration and nominal fees are required. For hours, fees and more information on these programs, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/parks.ht m. To learn more about Marion County Parks and Recreation programs, call 352-671-8560 or visit the office (111 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). Superintendent Jim Yancey hits the road this month and next to share information about a four-day school week coming to Marion County classrooms this August. Marion County School Board members approved the plan last June. The series of eight identical town hall meetings provides a budget history, steps the school board and district have taken over the last five years to cut over $51 million from the operating budget, and alternatives to the four-day week. Open to the public, the meetings also provide those attending the opportunity to offer budget-cutting suggestions not already considered by the district. School board members will also attend various meetings with Yancey. All meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and take place at schools representing geographic areas throughout Marion County: Jan. 23 Dunnellon Elementary (10235 S.W. 180 Ave. Road, Dunnellon) Jan. 26 Marion Oaks Elementary (280 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala) Jan. 30 Lake Weir MidMeetings set to discuss schools four-day week PLEASESEESCHOOLS PAGE2 PLEASESEEOBS PAGE3 Above and below, symbols that were displayed on the lawn. Tops meets on FridaysWe welcome you at, Tops Chapter 678. You will find our members, friendly, caring and happy people. Visit with us about healthy eating for a healthy life. We meet at Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church, State Road 200, on any Friday at 9 a.m. First meeting is free. For more information, call Judy at 291-7526 or Jan at 854-0775. 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