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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 01-27-2012
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BRIEFS Flyover construction to close some lanesRoad construction associated with the Southwest 42nd Street Flyover Project will prompt temporary lane closures from Jan. 30 to March 30 at the following locations: Southwest 42nd Street west of the Southwest 27th Avenue intersection. Southwest 31st Avenue between Southwest 42nd Street and Southwest 41st Street. Construction crews will place proper signage and barricades to direct motorists through and around the work areas. Motorists may experience intermittent delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible. Adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances may affect the work schedule. INDEX Bookmark...........................19 Cherrywood......................15 Classified.............................25 Lend a Hand......................14 Oak Run...............................22 Opinion`................................8 OTOW...................................26 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley.............................18 Puzzles.................................20CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 35 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering free credit monitoring to more than 2,200 veterans whose personal information, including Social Security numbers, was posted on Ancestry.com following the mistaken release of data through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). VA places the highest priority upon safeguarding the personal information of our Veterans, said Jerry L. Davis, VAs chief information security officer. When lapses occur, we will immediately take prompt remedial action, such as notification. The family history website, which provides access to genealogical and historical information, had requested information from VA about deceased veterans. Under FOIA, VA is obligated to release requested records upon written request unless they may be withheld. Therefore, VA provided the website with the data on March 18, 2011. On Dec. 13, 2011, after the information had been posted on the history website, VA learned that it included data about some living veterans because some of the death reports provided to the website were inaccurate. Fortunately, no personal health information was included in this data release, Davis said. Ancestry.com has worked with us and immediately removed all the information that we had supplied them. There is no indication personally identifiable information of any veteran has been misused. However, VA is still notifying all potentially affected veterans so they can be vigilant and take steps to protect against identity theft. VA is also offering credit monitoring for one year at no charge to every veteran whose name was mistakenly released and posted on the history website. FOIA requires federal agencies to disclose requested records unless they may be withheld under specific statutory exemptions. Under FOIA, VA was obligated to provide the website with the name, social security number, date of birth, date of death, military branch assignments, and the dates of entry on active duty and release from active duty for deceased veterans. VA has launched an effort to determine why information about living veterans was included in a database about deceased veterans. The error did not affect the VA benefits of any veteran. VA is committed to protecting veterans personal information and to improving information processing to avoid erroneous data. Veterans who believe they may have been affected by this incident who have not been notified by VA may verify whether their information was involved by writing to: Department of Veterans Affairs, OIT Privacy Officer (005R1A), 810 Vermont Ave., NW Washington DC 20420, (Attn: Garnett Best). Affected veterans can request a free credit report for one year from one or more of the three national credit bureaus by calling 1877-322-8228 or by visiting http://www.annualcreditreport. com. Information about this and other protections, including placing a fraud alert on credit accounts, is available by calling the Federal Trade Commission at its toll free number, 1-877-438-4338, or by visiting its website, http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html. VA accidentally releases living vets records Free credit monitoring offered Gardeners visit nursery Members of the Garden Club at Cherrywood recently paid a visit to Bob Wines Nursery. For todays Cherrywood news, please turn to Page 15. Hip No. 328, a yearling colt by Congrats consigned by Strouds Lane Farm LLC, went to Bortolazzo Stable, LLC for $90,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2012 Winter Mixed Sale. The chestnut colt is out of Summer School, by Royal Academy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mud Route. Hip No. 473, a Two Step Salsa colt consigned by Get Away Farm, Agent, was sold to Summerfield, Agent, for $50,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Haute Monde, by Malabar Gold, a half sister to graded stakes placed Ellwood and Jake. Hip No. 483, a filly by City Zip consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to H. H., Agent for $45,000. The chestnut filly is out of Iron Red, by Brief Ruckus, a half sister to graded stakes winner Si Si Sezyou. Norman Hendry went to $32,000 for Hip No. 393, Hot Dixie Storm, a filly by High Cotton consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Breaking Storm, by Stormy Atlantic, a half sister to stakes winner Peace Symbol. For the session, 174 horses grossed $1,316,300 compared with 192 horses selling for a total of $917,600 last year. The average price of $7,565 was a 58.3 percent increase from $4,779 in 2011 while the median price of $4,850 increased 70.2 percent from $2,850. The buyback percentage was 26.0 percent; it was 31.7 percent a year ago. For Tuesdays Consignor Preferred session, 71 horses grossed $1,267,000 compared with 117 More $$$ made at OBS sale The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Marion County has announced the Salute to Senior ServiceSM program to honor senior volunteers for the tireless contributions they make to their local communities. The program will include a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state and culminate with the selection of a national Salute to Senior Service winner during Older Americans Month in May. Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nominations will be accepted at www.SalutetoSeniorService.com through March 15. Nomination forms also can be requested at ckoehler@homeinsteadinc.com. State Senior Hero winners will receive plaques, and their stories will be posted on the SalutetoSeniorService.com website. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winners nonprofit charity of choice. According to research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care network, 52 percent of seniors volunteer their time through unpaid community service. Nearly 20 percent (one in five) of seniors surveyed started volunteering when they reached the traditional age of retirement 65 or older. Furthermore, 20 percent of seniors who volunteer say that their community service is the most important thing they do. Helping others defines life for many local retired seniors, said Jim Samuelson owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Marion County. And what a difference we have observed in seniors health, attitude and outlook among those who choose to stay active as they age. Dr. Erwin Tan, director of the Senior Corps, a national organization that links more than 400,000 Americans 55 and older to service opportunities, agrees. The one thing that I hear constantly from the seniors in our programs is that volunteering gives them a purpose in life they say that its the reason they get up in the morning. In addition, its a great way for them to learn new things whether a skill or just something about an issue in which they have an interest, Tan said. Volunteering is just a great way to expand their horizons and feel like theyre still a valuable part of their community. For more information, call 352622-6447. Search on for top senior volunteers PLEASESEEOBS PAGE2 Greek Festival this weekend If you love exceptional Greek entertainment and food, you wont want to miss the annual Greek Festival. St. Marks Greek Orthodox Church is hosting its 12th annual Greek Festival on Jan. 27, 28 and 29, at 9926 S.E. 36th Ave. (C.R. 467) just north of Belleview High School. Please join us for Amazing Greek food plus an endless variety of delicious Greek pastries. Also featuring live music, Greek and Irish dancers, local folk dancers, childrens activities, vendors, raffle drawings, and much more. Enjoy all things Greek. Listen and dance to Greek music while sampling delicious Greek foods and exquisite pastries. Outdoor vendors and crafts include the Kids Midway of childrens activities and rides provided by Spotlight Amusements, face painting, sand art, along with other activities for children and families! Parking is free, and admission is only $1 donation. Hours Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.

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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com horses bringing a total of $1,458,400 at the corresponding session in 2011. The average price was $17,845, up 43.2 percent from $12,465 a year ago, while the median price was $15,000, up 66.7 percent from $9,000 in 2011. The buyback percentage was 29 percent; it was 28.2 percent last year. For the Horses of Racing Age section, 74 horses sold for a total of $1,033,200, averaging $13,962 with a $6,500 median price. The buyback percentage was 25.3 percent. Next on the OBS agenda is the March Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 and 14. The Under Tack Show is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9. The OBS Day of Champions races will be run on Monday, March 12. Complete OBS Sales results are available shortly after the conclusion of each session at the companys website at obssales.com http://www.obssales.com/>. Email should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. OBS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Help bring the joy of reading to children who may not otherwise have books in their lives. A drive to collect books for Goodwills BookWorks preschool literacy program starts Feb. 1 and runs through March 14. Please consider donating new or like-new books for children ages 2 through 5, or volunteering for the program. Throughout the year, volunteers for Goodwills BookWorks program read to children at Head Start centers and then present each child with a personalized book to take home. Last year, the program put more than 31,000 books into the hands of preschool children from needy families. To donate books, attach a note indicating they are For BookWorks and drop them off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site in Marion, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando or Polk counties. For store and donation site locations, visit www.goodwillsuncoast.orghttp://www.goodwill-suncoast.org/ or call toll-free 888-279-1988. To volunteer for BookWorks, call Goodwill Community Relations at 888-279-1988, ext. 1013 or 1976. Literacy plan needs books, volunteers A man who said he was in the area to sell magazines was accused of misdemeanor possession of marijuana after he was checked by a deputy near an empty store in Friendship Center. Deputies stopped Laron D. Richardson, 22, of the Panhandle city of Baker, and a North Carolina man who was with him. The men said they were trying to sell magazines in the neighborhood. A pocket knife was seen clipped to Richardsons pocket, and he was asked to empty his pockets. In doing so, a small bag of what later proved to be marijuana was taken out. He was taken into custody. The North Carolina man was not arrested. Jaclyn Corin Ericson, 18, of Ocala and Maite Isabel Torres-Martinez, 19, of Huron, South Dakota are both accused of attempted armed robbery. Around 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 17, in the parking lot of Winn Dixie, 4417 N.W. Blitchton Road, Ocala, the victim was putting groceries in her truck. The victim told detectives, Torres-Martinez grabbed the victims purse from the shopping cart. The victim and Torres-Martinez struggled for nearly a minute over the purse. During that time, TorresMartinez reportedly told the victim I have a knife. I cut you. TorresMartinez did show the victim the knife. The victim was able to get away with her purse. The suspects took off in a four-door maroon car. A second witness was able to give detectives a description of the suspects. Wednesday, Jan. 18, detectives were canvassing the area near the incident, when the maroon car (with two females inside) drove by. The females matched the descriptions of the suspects from the attempted armed robbery. 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BY CAROLYN TEN BROECK Williston Pioneer Sun NewsGet your engines revving for a good cause as the first City of Williston Wings and Wheels fly-in and car show zips into town as a fund-raiser for the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens (LARC). The day starts March 3 at the Williston Municipal Airport with a fly in. All pilots who want to show off their aircraft are encouraged to attend, said one of the event organizers, Dennis Strow. If you like having your feet on the ground, bring your classic car and showcase your pride and joy, alongside the aircraft. At around 3 p.m., with a police escort, the cars will make their way into town in a motorcade and will end at Heritage Park where they will be on display for the next five hours. At the park, visitors will be able to shop or visit at boothsall owned or operated by Williston merchants or members of the Williston Chamber of Commerce. That night, sway to the tunes of Old Skool, an area band that plays a good mix of most everything. This is about showing off Williston, Strow said. It will raise money for LARC and promote the town. This is Hometown USA and Williston is the best kept secret around, he said. The event, held rain or shine, should draw in car owners for miles, Strow said. There is no cost to participate at the park, he said. There is a $5 fee for the escorted cruise through town. Anyone wanting to have a booth at Heritage Park should contact the chamber at 528-5552. Registration for the car show is $15 by Feb. 22. Make checks payable to LARC and send to WPD, Attn: Car Show, 5 S.W. 1st Ave., Williston, FL 32696. Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Marions Most Wanted Amanda Branda 32, felony violation of probation count 1 child abuse. Kevin Candelaria 46, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 drive while license revoked as habitual offender. Savannah Cooper 23, felony warrant count 1 driving while license suspended revoked; count 2 providing false name/identification to law enforcement officer. David Crooks 35, felony violation of probation 2 counts aggravated assault with weapon no intent. Antonio Gordon 24, felony violation of probation obstruct crime investigation. Marco Watkins 35, felony warrant count 1 sale of cocaine; count 2 possession of cocaine. BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com An OTOW Lions Club update and a reminder of the upcoming New Pretenders performance constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings updates. Lions Club On Nov. 16, the OTOW Lions Club, in partnership with Volunteers of American, completed furnishing two living quarters at the Ritz Hotel for homeless veterans, thanks to the generosity of OTOW Communities, Ac/Atina Self-Storage, Senior Transitions, Walmart 200, and others. Although completed, some additional items have been added to help turn these rooms into homes. At the clubs regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 10, it was reported that applications for residency are now being taken, and club members are very excited to see these rooms become homes to two worthy veterans who have served their country.New Pretenders TroupeThe New Pretenders are gearing up for another show. Celebrate! is all-new and guaranteed to entertain you for two solid hours. Performances are slated for Feb. 10 and 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. A spokesperson for the New Pretenders Troupe says, 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 Lions complete work for vets at Ritz OTOW HAPPENINGS John and Mary Miks, who have lived in Ocala for 22 years, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 28. They were married in Detroit. They are charter members of the West Marion Moose Lodge, and parents of Linda Morrell of Ocala and Larry Miks of Warren, Michigan. They have four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. They live in Deer Creek. Married for 65 years Wings and Wheels coming to Williston Rotary Discovery Fest The 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. SECO to help college-bound studentsUp to 12 deserving high school seniors from Sumter Electric Cooperatives service territory will receive assistance from the Co-op this year to go on to college or a technical school following high school. 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~Friday, January 27, 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. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida 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. 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Jan. 26 Estate Auction Prev:12 Auction 3PM Outside 6PM Inside 2009 Pontiac Vibe/w Onstar 54K, 1997 PU Mazda SOLD @ 5:30. 1980 Corvette, blue, ivory int., 120K mi. 13.5FT Delquay Run-about, 40HP Evinrude, Front load washr/dryer, designer furn., hshld & tools FRI. JAN. 27 Prev: 4PM Auction 6PM Car nival & V intage Glass Auction Live & On Line 125 lots of Fenton, Imperial, Northwood, Opalescent, Depression, Early Pressed Glass & More! DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc General A-1 BUYER! Old Costume Jewelry, Items of Value, Antiques, Fishing Mens Watches, Guns352-344-3809 For Sale, Good used western saddle $ 85.00, 352-873-6033 General LOOSE WEIGHT GAIN ENERGY Scientifically Based nutritional Program for weight management, stress relief and energy increase Call (352) 291-1943 for a free Consultation visit http:\\PhilipConnie.gr ateshapetoday.com Samsung 17 computer monitor, siring included. excel. cond. $25.00 861-0321 Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. Jan. 28th 9-5p Sun. Jan 29th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 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 LECANTO 55+ FOR RENT OR SALE 1/1, Furnished $525. 2/2 Furnished $550. 352-287-9175, 746-1189 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. Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. On Top Of The World FOR SALE BY HOMEOWNER 2/2/1 End Villa. Lots of extras. $75,500 Check list #ORL27190 BuyOwner.com352-861-5666 Inverness Homes Have it all! Inverness Over Flowing With Value!!! 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 miniumn $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $212,500. (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 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 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Vehicles Wanted 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 We BUY Cars, Trucks Vans & SUVs, lic/Ins hogstenautosales .com (352) 867-9057 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP CORRAL SHOW19th Annual Sumter Swap MeetsSUMTER COUNTY Fairgrounds, BushnellFeb. 17, 18, 19th 1-800-438-8559 Care For the Elderly CNA HHA Home Companion Loving Care for Your Love Ones (352)361-0756 MOBILE HAIR CARE FULL SERVICE IN YOUR HOME LICENSED BEAUTICIAN/CNA WILL SERVICE THE HOME BOUND AND ELDERLY. CALL CATHY (352) 237-3347 Read the classifieds Check out our website www.smcitizen.com Community calendar Friday, Jan. 27 High Twelve Club meetsThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club 665 will hold a luncheon and meeting on Friday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The guest speaker will be Dave Schlenker, columnist for the Ocala Star Banner. Following the meeting, we will have a buffet lunch. The cost is $12 per person. All Master Masons and guests are invited. Reservations are required. Telephone Bob Brady at 352-854 9612 for reservations or further information. 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. Car show scheduled The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 145 Marion County will be holding its annual car show Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Market of Marion, 12888 S.E. U.S. Highway 441, Belleview. Admission is free. Car registration is $20. Vendor space available. For information, call 352-236-3069. 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 352-5953365 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.SPCA used book saleThe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Marion County is holding a used book sale on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to noon next to Winn Dixie at 8445 S.W. State Road 200 in Friendship Center. This time all books are paperbacks priced at 25 cents each. 000AEKI National Cremation Society Topics Include: Preplanning Options Veterans Benefits Travel Protection Interest-Free Financing Please, First-Time Attendees Only Floridas Oldest and Largest N ATIONAL C REMATION S OCIETY FREE Seminar at T h i n k i n g A b o u t Thinking About C r e m a t i o n ? Cremation? 352-728-0093 Please call for reservations Limited Seating BOB EVANS (In front of Walmart SR 200) February 7 3:00 p.m. Complimentary Farmhouse lunch will be provided 000ADGH 2011 2011 2011 2011 Beyond Carpet Cleaning is Air Duct Cleaning Citrus 726-4646 SCHEDULE ONLINE AT STANLEYSTEEMER.COM 1-800-STEEMER Marion 622-5885 000A68I

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The Marion County Health Department and Heart of Florida Health Center announce the formation of a partnership in community health care. Beginning in October 2012, primary care services provided at the health department will be provided by the Heart of Florida Health Center. We are proud to announce this new partnership as it will combine the strengths of the health department and Heart of Florida Health Center, said Nathan Grossman, M.D., director of Marion County Health Department. Heart of Florida Health Centers mission is aligned with improving the health status of the people of Marion County, which is very similar to our mission, to protect and promote health, so it makes sense for us to combine services in order to continue to provide primary care in Marion County. Heart of Florida Health Center provides quality medical, dental and mental health services to all Marion County residents, but in particular to those residents who would not otherwise be able to access these services due to financial limitations and/or lack of health insurance. Heart of Florida Health Center provides health care services throughout Marion County and is pleased to join in partnership with the Marion County Health Department, said Kerrie Jones Clark, CEO of Heart of Florida Health Center. To learn more about Heart of Florida Health Center, visit http://heartoffloridahealthcenter.org/.To learn more about Marion County Health Department, visit http://www.doh.state.fl.us/ chdmarion/. The mission of Heart of Florida Health Center is to improve the overall health status of Marion County residents by providing quality primary medical, dental and mental health services to all residents, but in particular to those residents who would not otherwise be able to access these services due to financial limitation and/or lack of health insurance. The mission of the Marion County Health Department is to protect and promote the health of all residents and visitors in Marion County. If you are interested in joining our Thursday morning league at Spruce Creek Preserve, please contact Jean Travers for further information. ORWGA is a group of ladies who enjoy playing the game of golf as well as the social aspect of the game! Royal Oaks Mens GolfJan. 20 started out cold, but warmed up quite rapidly, and turned into a good game for golf. 48 players showed up and played the usual game of three best net. And the winners were: First place with a score of 196, Charlie Elder, Vince Connolly, John Terry, and Larry Soine; in second with a 19, Ken Frandsen, Frank Kelley, Virgil Hein, and Paul Valois; in third with a 198 Dave Dawson, Bruce Stover, Dick Rizzo, and Joe Paller. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Dave Dawson (2), Steve Szabo, and Don Aubrey. With the weather showing signs of warming up, we look forward to more of our members taking part in the Friday games. Good competition and good companions. See you next week. Carol Anns CornerSince mom hasnt been doing too many Carol Anns Corners lately, this is her cat, Mr. Cody, picking up her slack. I want to tell you about an interesting experience we had lately. One cold morning mom and I were lying in bed just wondering whether we wanted to get up when mom saw something moving past our bedroom window kind of bobbing up and down. She looked closer and it was a huge group of wild turkeys! They were walking in a very orderly and stately line between the houses, across a road and into a small clump of trees. They just kept coming and coming. I dont think we saw the beginning of the procession and mom figured we saw at least 30 of them. They were of all sizes from quite young ones to the large one at the end. He was obviously the head honcho with his great long beard. What a way to start the morning! Mom told her sister, my Aunt Dianne, about it. Aunt Dianne is an avid bird watcher and told us our turkey sighting would have thrilled even the most veteran bird watcher as turkeys are usually very shy and elusive. She said that wily old Tom must have known that no one in Oak Run would have his family in the cross hairs. Aunt Dianne also sent the following lovely poem about mom and me: A tabby cat is a work of art, Every hair in place. Each stripe is etched upon my heart, I love his tiger face. He cuddles up beside my thigh, In warmth and reverie. His loves worth more than money can buy, Hes all the world to me. A hunter loves his dog, A boy can love his rat, But for Irish monks and me, There is nothing like a cat. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of the Friday before publication. Note there are no hyphens in the address. If you wish to call her, the number is in the Oak Run directory. You may send pictures as jpg attachments. Typed copy or hard copy photos can be placed in Carols cubby across the street from her house but should be submitted earlier as they take longer to process. The names of the people in all photos must be included. Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 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.Breakfast at the Moose Breakfast at the Lodge is from 9 until 11:30 a.m., serving eggs any style, choice of meats, potatoes, toast, juice, coffee and more at a great price! Come check it out before or after church. 10411 S.W. 110th St., phone is 352854-2200. 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. Wednesday, Feb. 1 Public bingo at the Moose Every Wednesday, bingo is played at the Moose to benefit the Lodges Charity endeavors. Early bird starts at 12:45 p.m. with a variety of lunch specials. Come try your luck at big winnings. 10411 S.W. 110th St., phone is 352854-2200. Thursday, Feb. 2 Concert at Ocala WestThe Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p. m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550.WOW Singles to meet WOW Singles will meet at the following locations. There are no dues. Please call 352-861-9487 or 352-2375842 for more info. Feb. 2, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., El Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 4011 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Feb. 16, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Horse and Hound, 6998 N. U.S. Highway 27. Friday, Feb. 3 Sheriffs Office sells ribs for United WayMarion County Sheriffs Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 3, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriffs complex at 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available. For tickets and more information call Judge Cochran at 352-368-3594 or Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598. Saturday, Feb. 4 Chess Club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 8732276 Church hosts yard sale The Crossroad Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., will host a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 4, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families and vendors can rent a space for $10. Call Marie, 352-817-4006 to save a place. Lions Club holds yard sale The Ocala Lions Club will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 4 to raise funds to sponsor a service dog. The sale is set for the old Porters Nursery located in the Friendship Shopping Plaza, from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. Gently used household items as well as furniture will be offered. Anyone wanting to donate items, other than clothing, for the yard sale may contact Bill Thomas, 352291-2600. Gentle Chair Yoga continuesGentle Chair Yoga will continue Feb. 4 and 11 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Freedom Public Library. It is excellent for anyone with limited mobility. Call Ingrid Crane for further info at 352-854-7950. More on Page 6 Lori Reese, Shady Hill Elementary Reese serves as her schools health clinic assistant and is in her second year on the job. Shes responsible for student health issues, working with health agencies, and is described as upbeat, energetic, very detailed in record-keeping, and a team player. Heather Tedder, Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary Tedder is a paraprofessional in her fourth year at the school (plus four years of volunteering at the same SCHOOL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 school). She works with struggling reading students and is described as a positive person with high expectations, extremely organized, and an independent worker. Liz Mannino, Sunrise Elementary Mannino is an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) paraprofessional. A Sunrise employee for five years, she oversees the school store, serves as translator for many functions, and is described as creative, reliable, responsible, and well organized. Read the classifieds Health Department adds partnership 000ABIW a t t h e K n i g h t s o f C o l u m b u s H a l l 2 3 8 9 W N o r v e l l B r y a n t H w y ( C R 4 8 6 ) L e c a n t o F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o r t i c k e t s c a l l ( 3 5 2 ) 2 3 7 7 0 1 6 e m a i l i r m h o r s t @ a o l c o m G e r m a n A m e r i c a n S o c i a l C l u b i n v i t e s y o u t o S a t u r d a y F e b r u a r y 1 1 2 0 1 2 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $10 No ticket sales at the door L I V E M U S I C & D A N C I N G B a r b a r a S t D e n i s O O M P A H P A H V a r i e t y B a n d F I N G E R S A N D W I C H E S D E S S E R T C o f f e e I n c l u d e d B Y O B 000A82Q ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY Estate Planning Wills Trusts Real Estate Probate Corporations Medicaid Qualifying Tax Law No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer, LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 000A71K 8 6 1 0 4 4 7 8 6 1 0 4 4 7 861 0447 Representing Ocala area residents for over 39 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Between Fire Station & Circle Square, next to Mulch Emporium 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P JR. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS N O C HARGE F OR I NITIAL C ONSULTATION 0 0 0 A 7 1 H S h a d e s o f B e a u t y 8 6 1 2 0 0 1 Shades of Beauty 861-2001 Next to Scoops Little Joeys Big Lots K A R E N S N A I L S KARENS NAILS 8 1 6 2 4 5 7 816-2457 Manicures Spa Pedicures Shellac Nails Prescription Nails Toe Nail Soak & Cut Need A Little Pampering? Come See Our Specials! 000ADVM I l i k e t o t h a n k a l l o f m y c l i e n t s I like to thank all of my clients f o r a w o n d e r f u l 2 0 1 1 for a wonderful 2011. L e t s s t a r t 2 0 1 2 s t i l l t a k i n g c a r e o f o u r s e l v e s Lets start 2012 still taking care of ourselves. $ 2 0 0 O F F o n A n y M a n i c u r e $2.00 OFF on Any Manicure $ 3 0 0 O F F o n a S h e l l a c M a n i c u r e $3.00 OFF on a Shellac Manicure $ 3 0 0 O F F o n a P e d i c u r e $3.00 OFF on a Pedicure G o o d Good t h r u thru F e b r u a r y February C e l l : 3 5 2 8 1 6 2 4 5 7 C e l l : 3 5 2 8 1 6 2 4 5 7 Cell: 352-816-2457 0009I5C Singing the hits of the s and s including Lola and the Saints songs from their new CD Embraceable You Tickets are available at: TSIC Office, CCSO Operations Center, Inverness, CCSO Emergency Operations Center, Lecanto, & Havana House Restaurant, Lecanto. Tickets will also be available at the door. Music Fun 000AD4K Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 24 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 N EW Y EAR S S PECIALS $ 15 Per Room 000A7AI CARDS & GIFTS Crabtree & Evelyn U n i q u e & U n u s u a l G i f t s f r o m : U n i q u e & U n u s u a l G i f t s f r o m : Unique & Unusual Gifts from: Soap, Bath Gel & Body Lotion NAO Willow Tree Sarahs Angel Jim Shore Precious Moments Painted Ponies Snowbabies YOURS TRULY CARDS & GIFTS P OST O FFICE F LORIDA L OTTERY F AX C OPIES S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, S UITE 135, O CALA 000AB90 For Peace of Mind Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated CALL MICHAEL PEACE REALTOR (352) 789-3518 Cell (352) 854-9717 Office (352) 547-2857 E-Fax mpeace@ellisonrealty.com www.ellisonrealty.com/michaelpeace ELLISON REALTY, INC. 7621 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala, FL 34476 0 0 0 A 9 L 2 O P E N I N G F E B 3 2 0 1 2 is relocating from Jasmine Plaza location to 7763 SW Hwy. 200 (2 miles west) 352-854-5654 SIT-N-PRETTY Pet Grooming 2/2/2 VILLA Split bedrooms, ceramic tile in the living room, dining room, kitchen & baths, vinyl woodgrain bedrooms, A/C 2008. Clean. Move-in ready! MLS# 365396/SR/DUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $51,900 8877-C SW 96TH STREET DIRECTIONS: From main entrance OTOW to 2nd right onto 89th Ct Rd, then T/R onto 96th St to 8877-C on your left IMMACULATE 3/2/2! 1674 sq. ft., great landscaping, newer A/C, gas furnace, screen porch. MLS# 364107/SR/NOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $124,900 9089 SW 95TH AVENUE DIRECTIONS: From OTOW main gate left at 90th St (stop sign), then left on 96th Ct Rd, left on 92nd Pl, rt onto 95th Ave to 9089 on your left. ELEGANT HOME ON CORNER LOT. M any upgrades, appliances, ceiling fans, tile floors thru-out home. 3/2/2 with split plan, formal living room, dining room. L arge kitchen overlooking family room with gas fireplace, laundry room, open patio, 2 sheds. M ove in condition! MLS#365518/LBK/BRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $123,500 8671 SW 66 AVENUE DIRECTIONS: SW Hwy. 200 to 65th Ave Rd (Marion Landings), T/R on SW 86th Pl, to SW 66th Ave, T/L Home on left. THIS CORNER LOT HOME IS A MUST SEE! 2/2/2, eat-in kitchen with numerous cabinets and counterspace. F ormal dining leading to the screened lanai and open pation. N eutral colors for easy decorating. E njoy the community center with pool and many activities. MLS# 363731/LBK/MOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $58,900 6394 SW 108 STREET DIRECTIONS: Hwy 200 West, T/L 103rd St, T/R 62nd Ave Rd, T/L 108th St, Home on right. J o h n & B r e n d a H a y n e s 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 o r 8 9 5 3 0 2 7 L o r i K o v a l e n k o 5 0 2 0 6 0 2 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor O P E N 7 D A Y S 0009B5C 000ADOF M a r g a r e t O r l a n d o 2 3 7 4 3 4 3 M a r y e l l e n C o t t e n 2 6 6 4 8 4 9 D a w n & B o b P e r i n c h i e f 5 7 2 6 1 1 9 B i l l A k e r 2 9 9 4 5 7 1 J i m M c I n t y r e 3 6 2 0 7 8 8 L y n n e K a m p f 2 0 9 8 9 1 4 S t e v e R u d m i n a s 8 7 5 8 3 1 0 E R A B I G S U N R E A L T Y ERA BIG SUN REALTY bigsunrealty.com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES NICE END-UNIT VILLA 2 OR 3/2/2 WITH APPLIANCES. Fresh paint and a new master shower. Home has been maintained in great condition. This is a 1687 st. ft. home! MLS# 361197/JM/DIC . $59,000 AWESOME HOME SITTING ON A BEAUTIFUL TREE LINED STREET. 2/2/2 w/ family room, Florida room under H&A, large roof over patio. Tile flooring galore, newer stainless steel appliances, roof and A/C. New insulated windows. Solar tubes in kitchen & guest bath. MLS# 365274/BH/AND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,900 LARGE NICE END-UNIT! 2/2/2 with den/library. T ile in both baths, kitchen, family room and lanai. C overed back porch. G reat retirement living with plenty of space and storage. MLS# 328725/BA/GRA . . $79,850 ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD COMMERCIAL LOT ON SR 200. This lot is zone B-1 and is directly across from the new Lowes Home Center. Building has over 1100 sq. ft. of usable space and has 136 feet of frontage on SR 200. Close to new mall, residential area, restaurant, hospitals and I-75. Great price! MLS# 365058/JH/MAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $449,000 SR 200 GREAT OPPORTUNITY! Fully furnished expanded 2/2/1.5 villa w/Fl room & eat-in kitchen. Located in gated 55+ community w/golfing, pools, fitness ctr, & so much more! MLS# 367769/DP/KRA . . . $39,500 EXPANDED HOME, laminate floor, 2/2/2 plus den, 2109 sq. ft. Acrylic enclosed Florida room, 10x24 eat-in kitchen, large living/dining room, galley kitchen. Short sale value! MLS# 365546/SR/DEM . . . . $124,900 SPACIOUS VILLA-BRIGHT & CHEERY! T ile throughout entire home. solar tubes in kitchen, family room, guest + masterbath, F lorida room under heat/ A/C plus a screened porch & rocking chair front porch. new A/C/ H eat system/ This 2/2/2 is priced to sell! MLS# 365597/LBK/STE . . $66,900 ON TOP OF THE WORLD SUMMERGLEN ON TOP OF THE WORLD YOU WILL LIKE THIS 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH AND 2 CAR GARAGE VILLA, New raised toilets in both baths, tile flooring in both baths, newer A/C and enclosed lanai! Come take a look! 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 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. Little Theatre Sex Please, Were SixtyLast week we mentioned the workings of our scenery department and the need for a large production team to put on a show. The following are production roles that need to be filled for each play: producer, director, stage manager, set construction, prompter, program editor, publicity, advertising sales, house manager, tickets, costumes, props. lights, audio, makeup, dressers and ushers. The cast is the smallest number of people in a play but because they are visible they get the public acclaim. But without support from the production team, there would be no show. Under each of the titles listed, there are many assistant, too numerous to name. They work tirelessly not for fame, just the love of the work they do! Tickets for the dinner theatre on March 22 and the shows on the 23rd through the 25th are selling briskly. Sale dates for February in the Orchid Club are: Feb. 7 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Feb. 8 from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., Feb. 11 from 8 to 10 a.m., Feb. 25 from 8 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 6:45 p.m. In the Palm Grove Club ticket sales will be Feb. 13 from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information on dinner theatre tickets call Diana Schmidt at 352-873-7243; for all other shows call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. You can also obtain tickets by contacting any member of Little Theatre who will purchase and deliver them. Tickets for the dinner theatre are $30 and for all other shows, $7 for reserved seats and $5 for general admission. This promises to be one of the funniest shows ever done on the Oak Run Stage, dont miss it!Veterans News Ocala Honor Flight The organizers of the Ocala Honor Flight which takes World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to, among other things, view the World War II memorial want Oak Runners to know that will be needing a considerable amount of support in the year of 2012. They had over 80 WWII vets on the standby list for their last flight. These veterans rolled over to the next flight list and new applications are coming in. The plane they have been using will allow them to take about 100 veterans per flight. The airline they they deal with is prepared to offer two planes or even possibly one 747. The possibility exists that the Ocala Honor Flight could take as many as 200 WWII veterans on their next flight. Obviously, as always, funding will be the first and major obstacle. There are WWII vets are out there who have still not gone on an Honor Flight and all deserve this day of honor. The Ocala Honor Flight knows it can find the veterans. Ocala has always stepped up to fund this great cause and they have faith that this will continue. They ask for your help in their efforts in making the Ocala Honor Flight Five a reality. If you are a World War II veteran and wish to apply the application mailing address is Ocala Honor Flight, P .O. Box 247, Ocala, FL 34478. Send donations by checks made out to VFW with a note in the memo line Ocala Honor Flight and send it to the above address. For more information call the Ocala Honor Flight phone line at 352-351-9341. Information on the web is at www.ocalahonorflight.org. On Facebook go to Ocala Honor Flight. Fourth of July EventsOn July 4, we will be celebrating our countrys independence day with a parade in the morning followed by a buffet, games and entertainment in the afternoon. This year all of these activities will be celebrated on the same day, Wednesday, July 4. On Saturday, June 30, the Ambassadors will be hosting a July 4 dance for all to attend. On the morning of the 4th, the festivities will begin with our usual parade headed by a fife and drum band, as well as our residents in their decorated golf carts. The cool down will commence immediately following the parade. There will be a break between the morning and afternoon activities. The afternoon affair will be celebrated at Palm Grove and its parking lots, where we will have a barbecue type buffet (tickets will be on sale prior to this event), games for all ages with prizes, entertainment by local residents and others. This is the first notice to the Oak Run residents of the activities that will be taking place on this great day. As we firm up more of the specifics we will be updating you via subsequent monthly newsletters and other communications media available to us here in Oak Run. Please mark your calendars accordingly and for more information please contact Damian Romano, event coordinator, at 352-854-4840. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Jan. 17, we played Disastrous Putting. After play we added one point to our net score for every hole that we had 3 or more putts. The winners were: First Flight 1st placeRoseann Lavacca, 2nd placeSylvia Zappia, 3rd place-Lynn Houghton; Second Flight 1st placeMaureen Edwards, 2nd placeChris Orndorff, 3rd placeNoreen Salo, 4th placeSheila Adams; Third Flight 1st placeBette Johnson, 2nd placeMary Kay Frandsen, 3rd placeCindy Kocher, 4th placeArlene Klann. Carole Dygert was Closest to the Pin. After golf we had a Shoot Out for anyone who had had a Closest to the Pin prize during the year. Each woman had the number of tries equal to the number of Closest to the Pins that they had during the past year. The winners were: First Flight Nancy Lefebvre, Second Flight Judy Klein, Third Flight Barb Davis. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 19, we played butt and jeff (all par 3s and 5s) plus handicap. Winners in A flight: first Sally Crass, tied in second place Elsa Berbig and Brenda Raider and in B flight first place Diane Dufresne, second place Joan Scholl, third Diana Schmidt. Closest to pin, Sally Crass. Just another reminder to sign up for the Sweetheart Scramble on Feb. 16.ORWGAHere are the winners of the Low Net Tournament on Thursday, Jan. 19: A Flight 1st -Marti Babb, 2nddConnie Bingham, 3rdSue Marentette; B Flight 1stDonna Huffman 2ndOlive Adler 3rdJune Dickbernd; C Flight 1stNancy Reichenbacher 2nd Sue Elie 3rdLinda Noel; D Flight 1stEvelyn Exell 2ndGinny Simons 3rdMary Golab. Closest to the PinNancy Reichenbacher; Chip Ins Sue Marentette and Norma Rombach. At our Jan.16 General Meeting a number of pressing matters were taken care of. We welcomed our new Co-Chairpersons, Jean Travers and Ruby Shepard. Terri Feeley will continue as Treasurer as well as several other members in key positions. A committee consisting of Annette Carini, JoAnn Cohen, Terri Feeley, Marge Rymarcsuk and Betty Scott will be revising our bylaws. The nominating committee of June Dickbernd, Ginny Simon and Pat Tarman will have the task of soliciting a new slate of officers later in the year. Our annual Christmas Party will be organized by June Dickbernd, Kate Lott, Ruby Shepard and Ginny Simons. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 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 lineup including times, dates and tickets, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Sunday, Feb. 5 Quartet in concert The Gulf Ridge Quartet will perform during worship at 10:30 a.m. at Living Water Wesleyan Church. A fellowship meal will follow the performance of the quartet. Living Water is at 11120 S.W. County Road 484, just one mile west of State Road 200. Call 352-489-2636 for more info. Thursday, Feb. 9 Palm Cay GOP to meetOn Feb. 9, the Palm Cay Republican Club will conduct its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay. The speakers for February are Carol Ely, who is running for School Board; George Tomyn, who is a candidate for Superintendent of Schools for Marion County; Dana Couchen, who is running for County Commissioner from Dist. 5; and George Albright, who is running for County Tax Collector. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 3523-438-9662. Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch. Friday, Feb. 10, Casino trip offered as fundraiser The Ocala 200 Lions Club will be sponsoring a fundraiser to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Friday, Feb. 10. Cost is $30 per person. Trip includes round-trip transportation and $30 return for free play and lunch vouchers. Gaming tables are available. The bus will leave the Winn-Dixie (Porters) parking lot at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. All proceeds, as always, will be used by the Lions for community projects. There will be no refunds issued unless club is able to resell on waiting list. Deadline: Feb. 1. For more information and to register, call Diane Melnick, 352-861-2730 or E-mail at Melnick8350@aol.com. 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Saturday, Feb. 11 Yard sale at CountrysideA yard sale will take place in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White elephant, clothing, jewelry, homemade bake sale, tools, toys, small furniture, crafts, books, videos, CDs and much more will be available. For further information, call the church at 352-237-4633. Wednesday, Feb. 15 World Has Talent auditions setAuditions for the Circle Square Cultural Centers third annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Active adults age 55+ are invited on stage where the top chosen acts will perform at The World Has Talent 55+ Talent Show at the Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, May 5. The chosen contestants will compete for a chance to win the $500 first place, $250 second place and $150 third place prizes! Auditions will be held on Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit: www.CSCulturalCenter.com, call 352-854-3670 or e-mail ticketsales@cscultrualcenter.com.Bereavement program set The Widowed Persons Service of Marion County will be giving a six-week support group program beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the First Congregational Church, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. The hours are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The group is open to all those who have recently lost a spouse. For questions, please call Marianne at 352-854-2872. Friday, Feb. 17 VFW Ladies plan fashion show The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4781 will have their annual Fashion Show on Feb. 17 at noon. The theme is Let Freedom Spring. The luncheon will be prepared by Margie with the help of dedicated members. Lots of gifts have been collected. Marilyn French is the chairperson. For tickets and more information, call Regina at 352-873-3631. Tickets are available for tables of eight or more. This is a sellout event. Saturday, Feb. 18 Beth Israel hosts games Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to a social evening of games and fun on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The program will feature a short Havdalah service followed by a light dinner of bagels and cream cheese and other delicious fare. Bring your own board games such as dominoes, ma jong, Monopoly, etc. or just come for the fun! The cost is $6 per person and reservations must made by calling Shirley at 352-873-6186 or by email: thegottfrieds@aol.com. 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You can try your hand at this project. Bring a container about 3 or 4 inches high, floral foam, some flat stones, three small flowers (real or artificial) and clippers. If you have any questions call Pat Callahan whose phone number is in the Oak Run directory. Plan to take a chance for the plant raffle and of course there will be a 50-50 too. Have you paid dues yet? Cost is only $5 by check please, a great bargain. All Oak Run residents are welcome to the Garden Club. Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 17, as on that date in the overflow parking lot the Garden Club will have their annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be something for everyone from many varieties of perennials, annuals, vegetables, shrubs and garden treasures. Dont prune those plants even though they look so sad thanks to the frost. You dont want to encourage new growth which could be refrozen later. Make sure your plants are well watered to prevent dehydration. Its a good time to check for termites on your walk around your house. They swarm from January to May. If you see broken wings near doors and windows have it checked. This is a time to buy some herbs for your kitchen window. They wont get frozen! Soon well be back in the garden.Do You Remember? Columbus Day PartyTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Oct. 12, 2011, Italian American Clubs Columbus Day Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. The program will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Jan. 27 to Feb. 3.Pancake BreakfastGet your special Oak Run feather light pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee or tea tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Oak Run Quilters Upcoming Events Oak Run quilter Beverly Reed will teach a one day workshop on an easy Puzzle Star table topper, Thursday, Feb. 2, during our regular meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Island Club. A supply list will be sent to members shortly. The project requires only 3 fat quarters!! If you just want to observe, youre welcome to do so. Also in February, Pat Cicogna will start her beginners quilt class where new (and some longtime) quilters will be make a variety of blocks that may be assembled into a full sized quilt. The class is free to members and a shopping trip for fabric is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. Students, and their teacher, will carpool from the Island Club to the quilt shops and new quilters will learn color schemes, yardages, and quality of fabrics. In January the quilters completed 20 small quilts for the charity Quilts for Kids where the completed quilts are given to various hospitals for children to use while they are recovering from illness or surgeries. These quilts had fabric and patterns supplied to the club and the work was done by machine since these quilts will be washed and sanitized before re-use. Quilters donated backing and batting materials, plus their time and talents. OR Quilters membership is $10 a year and any Oak Run resident interested in the craft is welcome to come, see what were doing, and join up if it is an activity youd enjoy. Feline FanciersFeline Fanciers will meet on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Island Club and everyone is invited. Our programs are generally presented by club members. However, there is always time to talk about our furry children (which everyone always enjoys) along with the finger food we bring to share during the social portion of the meeting. Please bring cat food, either dry or canned, and the club will see to it that it is donated to Pet Meals on Wheels to help feed the pets of the human Meals on Wheels program. Stage Show Re-Creation The Ambassadors will present the second Passport Stage Show of 2012 on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. ReCreation is a fabulous show featuring a musical tribute to the American people in all walks of life. There are scores of original music, glittering costumes and contemporary and classic choreography. The show features pop, country and patriotic music in styles to appeal to all audiences. The vibrant young entertainers present audience sing-alongs and also light comedy. Ticket sales will be Monday, Feb. 6, in the Orchid Club card room from 8 to 10 a.m. and on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Orchid Club lobby, from 9 to 10 a.m. Cost is $15 per person. Please pay by check(s) made out to ORHA; no cash, please. Oak Run TravelOn Sunday, March 11, the show Jackpot will be at the Show Palace Theatre. There are two buses going to the show and there are several seats available for the second bus. This show is an affectionate look at all the great performers and personalities that have made Las Vegas sizzle. Filled with classic standards, handsome crooners, beautiful showgirls and exciting dancing, you wont want to miss this show. Call Janet Madsen or Jackie Marcotte to reserve your seat. No one does Irish like The Rovers! Wayne and Howardean Krueger will host this trip to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 28, to see this fantastic group (and yes, you will be back in time for bingo!) If you love a good laugh and if Celtic strains from guitars, banjo, accordion and the bodhran make you want to clap your hands, stomp your feet or get up and dance, this show is for you. 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 rides and exhibits, other venues during the fair include the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, which hosts horse races and other equestrian events and Cracker Country, which demonstrates life in frontier Florida. Vicki Lawrence and Garden Club to meet at Orchid Club on Feb. 1 O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE23 Buying? Selling? 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com R eaders may wonder about the source of ideas for columns. We read newspapers and magazines. We rarely visit a blog (theyre disorganized). And we read books most recently: The Imperial Cruise, a biographical telling of Theodore Roosevelts foreign policies and Events That Made America, turning points in U.S. history. One turning point was Martin Van Buren Has a Nightmare, and Big Government is Born. New York State Senator Van Buren would later become Secretary of State, Vice President, and President. At the time of Van Burens disturbing dream (1819) there were 22 states. On the sidelines, a dozen territories were considering applications for statehood. Missouri and Maine were at the head of the line. Under the historic Missouri compromise, Maine would be a free state and Missouri a slave state. Van Buren could foresee a major conflict over slavery if the territories admitted to statehood were out of balance. A strong anti-slavery northern majority in Congress might attempt to abolish slavery in all states, which could lead to national disruption, and perhaps war. Van Buren was less concerned about slavery than he was about preserving national unity. He envisioned a quiet campaign to keep the slavery issue out of politics and prevent its discussion in Congress for as long as possible. To further his campaign, Van Buren and a few allies formed a movement to change the nature and practices of political parties. Their ideas were contrary to most of the founding fathers, who thought strong political parties would be disruptive. Nonetheless, Van Buren perceived strong political parties as essential to good government. The now infamous slogan of his movement became to the victors belong the spoils. Thus big government was born and political patronage became a reward for party loyalty and campaign work. Because state and local governments were relatively small in the nineteenth century, there were a limited number of jobs to dole out to party loyalists. Van Buren did not foresee the inevitable and permanent growth of government which his scheme had hatched. It didnt take long for a new world of expanding governments to spread south. Van Burens New York cohorts and a Virginia group were soon considered a dangerous alliance which might seek to run the entire nation. They held caucuses to which powerful supporters contributed money and influence, and they selected favored candidates to run for state and federal offices. Van Buren was convinced that as long as strong political parties could control selection of candidates and win elections, they could prevent direct confrontations over slavery. Sadly, history proved him wrong with a devastating civil war, followed by decades of regional hostility. In addition to an ever larger federal bureaucracy, Van Buren had opened the doors to persistent growth of government spending, rising national debt, special interests, crony capitalism, and expensive national elections. Ironically, despite his energy and convictions, Van Buren was unable to control the size and cost of government during his own presidency (1837-41). His nightmare became his reality, and now its ours. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 T ime for my regular rant about voting in Florida, and its not what you might think. I go against supervisors of elections, editors and, yes, even some publishers with my election opinions. I received my sample ballot for next weeks Republican Presidential Primary last Saturday. It had all the usual stuff, including all the presidential candidates who have dropped out of the race since the ballot was printed. But there was something else that drives me crazy. It said that early voting had started, and it gave a list of early voting sites. I have never voted early, and I never will. I have no idea what happens to my votes when I cast them early and they sit there for 10 days before suddenly emerging to be counted. I dont want my vote lost in oblivion somewhere I want it to count. I kind of remember that old Chicago saying ... vote early and vote often. For years and years we got along without early voting we can do so now. Dont give me this stuff about making it available to more people. There have been absentee ballots. available for years, and they still are. If you cant be here on Election Day, get an absentee ballot. Yes, I want everyone who is eligible to vote, but only on Jan. 31. Another rule thats posted on the sample ballot is the one that requires all voters to produce a photo ID and signature ID at the polls to be eligible to vote. For most people, thats a simple thing called a drivers license. And if for some reason youre not driving, its easy to get a Florida ID card. Why do people have a problem with that? Its got nothing to do with the various discrimination claims that some people make. It has everything to do with preventing election fraud. Whats really interesting is that it says you must have the photo ID even if the poll workers know you. Thats just another safety move to prevent cronyism, dead people voting, etc. So get ready to get out there on Jan. 31, if youre eligible, and cast your ballot. Your vote counts I think. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at editor@smcitizen.com or by phone at 352-8543986. 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 mid all the tributes pouring in for former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno, amid all the sorrowful vigils after his death last Sunday, amid all the flowers, etc., left for the family, there is one group of people that we feel must be remembered the victims. Paterno was by no means guilty of any physical crimes in the sex abuse scandal which has one of his former assistants charged with abuse of boys, but in Paternos own words, he should have done more. When it was brought to his attention that some sort of improprieties had occurred, he told school superiors, but failed to go any further, especially with the legal reporting of an alleged crime. As a result, the school dismissed the football coach, who had been a part of the college scene for decades. Just a few months later, lung cancer claimed his life. There was no doubt that Paterno was a great football coach his record speaks for itself. But the cloud of the scandal will be over his head as long as the current generation of people lives. Some might disagree, but just look at the record. Remember Woody Hayes, the legendary Ohio State coach? His career ended after the 1978 Gator Bowl when he hit an opposing player in the neck. Despite the adulation of the fans, his school fired him, and to this day thats one of the major things for which he is remembered. Some sentimentalists have used the firing of Paterno to say he died of a broken heart. But lets not kid ourselves. Lung cancer is a serious, progressive disease, and one can be reasonably sure that it did not develop overnight inside the body of the coach, although it wasnt made public until after he was fired. So lets take away a couple of things from this awful situation: first, there were boys who were victims in this case, and we doubt that they or their families are forgetting that in the shadow of Paternos death; second, those who might be susceptible to a disease such as lung cancer should make sure that they get annual tests to try to catch this awful disease early enough to survive; and third, the fact that we lost a great football coach is important to the sports world, but way down the list of priorities. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Paternos gone, but victims arent Early voting? I want mine to count Jim Flynn Columnist LETTER TO THE EDITOR Some nightmares last longer than others Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Debt limit disapprovalVote Passed (239-176, 2 Present, 16 Not Voting) The House voted to block a $1.2 trillion increase in the $15.2 trillion debt ceiling. With the Senate unlikely to approve a similar measure, the increase will automatically take effect January 27, 2012. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESSource MegaVote/Compiled by Alan Gold HOW THEY VOTED Read the classifieds Class warfare at its best I have never witnessed such a broad attack on our American way of life, our capitalistic system, as is now being waged by this administration and the liberal media. Painting the very successful as being the greedy enemy, promoting class warfare, making every effort to divide and conquer and to destroy America as we know it. Remember Obamas pledge to fundamentally change our country without being questioned as to what changes? This is America, the land of opportunity, free enterprise and individual freedom based on our Constitution. We are not a European country, we do not embrace socialism, Marxism, Communism or having a dictatorship. If you want this, move! Put this in the bank, as soon as Romney reveals his income tax forms, he will be attacked for making too much money and paying too little taxes, even though it will show he filed an honest return, paying the taxes due. The tax code permits investors to be taxed at less than the top income tax rate, which is designed to encourage our making investments, risk taking and job creation. Some businesses succeed, some fail, but at least we have the opportunities that no other country in the world offers. Its time we stop screaming the rich dont pay their fair share, the top 10 percent pay most of the taxes. What percent would you say is fair? It will be reported that Romney only pays about PLEASESEELETTTER PAGE9 Stamp Club thanks Bank of the Ozarks The General Francis Marion Stamp Club, Ocala, offered its appreciation to the local branch of Bank of the Ozarks for its accommodations in providing the club with a meeting place. During a recent visit, Club President Don Parsells (Spruce Creek Preserve), right and club Treasurer Joe Rosinski (On Top Of The World) presented Branch Manager April Brenton with a certificate recognizing the Banks commitment to the community. Celebrating its 22nd year, the General Francis Marion Stamp Club has more than 50 members engaged in the hobby of stamp collecting. The club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 1 pm at Bank of the Ozarks and on the second Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Queen of Peace RC church library. For information about membership, contact Dennis Niemira at 352-854-0892 or check the clubs website: www.ocalagfmstampclub.com. One receptionist. One health clinic assistant. Two paraprofessionals. Two permanent classroom substitutes. All six are now in contention to be Marion County Public Schools 2012 School-Related Employee of the Year. The six employees received surprise visits recently to tell them theyre finalists for the annual honor. The winner will be named today, Friday, Jan. 27, at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Ocala Hilton. Among this years finalists (listed alphabetically by school): Marquita Jones, Fessenden Elementary Jones is the school receptionist whos been at the front desk for two years. She has a bachelors degree in accounting and finance and serves as the schools first contact with the public. Colleagues describe her as respected, cheerful, and professional. Timothy Cooke, Lake Weir High Cooke is a permanent classroom substitute teacher with 27 years of education experience, the last seven at Lake Weir High. He works with students in credit recovery and is described as bright, motivated, and devoted to excellence. Maribel Lopez-Cuevas, Marion Oaks Elementary Lopez-Cuevas is a permanent classroom substitute teacher nearing her five-year mark with the district. Colleagues use words like go to person and smile and move attitude to describe her and her work ethic. 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 15 percent in taxes, while the average American pays 18 percent, which is an outright lie since the majority of us pay less than 15 percent. Nearly half of us dont pay any income tax, and even though they dont pay a dime, many will get refunds in the thousands of dollars. You can bet they are wanting everyone else to pay more taxes and most will vote for Obama and his view of an entitlement society. Why not, they do not want to do anything to rock the boat, stop the flow of taxpayer money to themselves. We are facing the most important election I have seen in my lifetime, and I began voting for Eisenhower. We are divided as a nation more than I have ever witnessed and a divided Nation will not survive. In November, we will decide which America we want, and it scares me how many now want a big daddy government that will take care of them, not calling for self reliance and responsibility. As I said earlier, if you want that type of country, move! If you do nothing else, study Obamacare carefully, it will destroy America as we know it and will just be the beginning if he is re-elected. Anybody But Obama. God bless America! Wayne Rackley Ocala LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 GUEST COMMENTARY BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the Citizen A growing group of individuals and organizations has designated Saturday, Feb. 4, as a National Day of Action aimed at preventing a war against Iran. The manifesto is simple: No War, No Sanctions, No Intervention, No Assassinations. Nothing is more urgent We must stop the rush to making war against Iran than stopping the march to war now underway. Economic warfare has begun already. Sanctions and embargoes are belligerent acts under international law; such policies goaded the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor in 1941. The U.S. State Department recently reassured Israeli leaders, who along with their American lobby are in a bigger hurry for war than President Obama is, that the sanctions will devastate the Iranian economy more precisely, the Iranian people. U.S. officials also say that Irans economy will be throttled by the crippling of that countrys central bank. Sanctions authorized by Obama in late December aim to stop the rest of the world from doing business with the bank, which would amount to isolating the Iranian people from world commerce. If successful, this would create indescribable misery for average Iranians. (Rulers always find a way to get by.) The demanded oil boycott is accompanied by a U.S. suggestion that Iranian oil be replaced with Libyan oil, which sheds new light on the Obama administrations intervention in the Libyan civil war and the regime change it accomplished. Not all nations can be counted on to boycott Iranian oil, but those that do not will still be in a position to demand lower prices from Irans government. Meanwhile, Iranian scientists are being assassinated, and various Iranian facilities are mysteriously exploding. This is surely the work of the CIA or the Israeli Mossad or both of them in conjunction with Iranian groups with histories of violent activity. The covert war is on. The national day of action, with events planned in many cities, is intended to bring all of this to the attention of a complacent American people. Americans are said to be warweary after an eight-year occupation of Iraq (in fact, twenty years of hostilities) and a decade-long and continuing war in Afghanistan, a quagmire if there ever was one. Youd think a warweary people would be demanding no war against PLEASESEERICHMAN PAGE10 A R IES (M a r c h 21 to Apri l 19) The changes youve waited to see in your work situation might not be happening quite as quickly as youd hoped. Although the pace is slow, its ongoing. Expect to hear news soon. TAU R US (Apri l 20 to M ay 20) You should be feeling very proud of the fine effort youve made to get that important project done. Now take some time out to celebrate with family and friends. Youve earned it. GEMINI (M ay 21 to Ju ne 20) Youre close to reaching your objectives. Thats the good news. But be careful: Your aspects show lots of potential distractions looming. Stay focused and keep your eyes fixed on your goals. CANCE R (Ju ne 21 to Ju ly 22) Be careful not to let that suspicious Cancerian mind create a problem where none exists. What you might believe is an act of betrayal could be nothing more than a misunderstanding. LE O (Ju ly 23 to Aug. 22) Your Lions heart overflows with self-confidence. All you need to do is tap into it, and youll be able to handle any change that must be made regarding that recent surprise development. VI R G O (Aug. 23 to S e pt. 22) The need to watch what you say becomes increasingly crucial this week. Be as temperate as you can with your comments and avoid arguments for the sake of controversy. LIB R A (S e pt. 23 to Oc t. 22) A longtime family problem presents new demands. But this time, you wont have to go it alone: Someone else is asking to help share your responsibilities. Let it happen. SC OR PI O ( Oc t. 23 to Nov. 21) A period of feeling vulnerable is about to give way to a stronger, more self-confident aspect. Use this new strength to reaffirm promises youve made to others and yourself. SAGITTA R IUS (Nov. 22 to D ec 21) A creative dilemma stalls your progress. Instead of letting it raise your ire, use the time to re-examine your aims and, perhaps, come up with a new target. CAP R IC OR N (D ec 22 to J an 19) Your nimble will finds a way for you to work out those newly emerged problems plaguing your new project. Stay with it. The results will be well worth your efforts. AQUA R IUS (J an 20 to F e b. 18) You might feel overwhelmed at having to decide which new opportunity you should follow. Best advice: Check them all out and see which offers what you really want. PISCES (F e b. 19 to M a r c h 20) Continue to tread water before you even consider plunging into something that never seemed quite right. Some facts will soon emerge that can help you make a decision. B OR N THIS W EEK: Youre a natural-born peacemaker. You value truth and have little patience with those who lie to you for their own purposes. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 10 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Iran, but Americans seem not to be paying attention. George W. Bush famously botched the old saying, Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. The American people were fooled once by unsubstantiated claims about Iraqi President Saddam Husseins weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, and his readiness to use them on short notice. There were no such weapons, of course as many informed authorities said before the U.S. invasion but those who want to bomb Iran appear to believe that this method of spreading war fever among Americans will work one more time. Hence the incessant propaganda about Irans nuclear-weapons program for which there is zero evidence. Americas dozen-and-a-half intelligence agencies have twice reported that Iran scrapped its initial program more than eight years ago. The International Atomic Energy Agency regularly inspects the country and certifies that its uranium has not been enriched to weapons-grade. What Iran has done is consistent with developing nuclear medicine and electrical power. Yet Iran is now subjected to low-level but deadly warfare and threats of a massive bombing campaign because it will not and cannot prove a negative: that it is not developing nuclear weapons. Does Iran represent a serious nuclear threat? Israels defense minister and several former Mossad directors say no. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, like Israeli intelligence, is not convinced Iran has decided to build a weapon. Even leading American neoconservatives acknowledge that a nuclear Iran (if such came to be) would not attack Israel, which has its own nukes, much less the United States. Then why the march to war? The U.S. and Israeli governments will not tolerate limits on their hegemony in the Middle East. Iran is a big, populous, and long-existing country that inevitably will be a major force in the region. Therefore, U.S. and Israeli dominance requires a subservient Iran like the brutal U.S.and Israeli-sponsored Shahs regime was until it was overthrown in the Islamic revolution of 1979. To repeat: nothing is more urgent than stopping this march to war against Iran. Lets make Feb. 4 the day it was reversed.Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) and editor of The Freeman magazine. RICHMAN CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Thursday, Jan. 26: Spaghetti Dinner (all you can eat) from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m., followed by table shuffleboard at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27: Fish/Shrimp Dinner (baked or fried) at 5 p.m. followed by the great singing and dance music of Ocala George Saturday, Jan. 28: Show Me the Money at 1, Queen of Hearts at 5 followed by baked chicken dinner and dance music with karaoke by the Moose Singers. Sunday, Jan. 29: Breakfast from 9 until 11:30 a.m., Bunko at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30: Shuffleboard at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31: Ham Dinner starts at 5 p.m. followed by Moose Entertainers. Wednesday, Feb.1: Bingo (Open to the Public) starts at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5: Super Bowl Day Pig Roast Party at 1 p.m., tickets in advance. Events are for members and qualified quests only. MOOSE LODGE ACTIVITIES DOWN THE DARKEST ROAD By Tami Hoag Tami Hoag has earned her firm position as an international bestselling author with more than 30 thrillers to her credit. But in this the third in her new Oak Knoll series the material is stretched a little bit too thin. To be sure, the book opens with an attention getting first page: Once upon a time I had the perfect family. I had a perfect husband: handsome, loving, successful. I had perfect children: Leslie and Leah beautiful, brilliant, precious girls. I had the perfect life in the perfect home, in the perfect place. We were one of those sickeningly perfect families with matching monograms. The Lawtons: Lance, Lauren, Leslie, and Leah. The Lawtons of Santa Barbara, California. And then as in all fairy tales, evil came into our lives and destroyed us. Now a shattered and vengeful Lauren is left with a mere remnant of that once perfect family Leah. Four years ago 16year-old Leslie was abducted without a trace and less than a year later her distraught father killed himself. What is making her grief intolerable is that she knows the man responsible for her familys destruction but without concrete proof police cannot lay a hand on him. These calamitous events have set Lauren on a relentless quest to bring her tormentor to justice. But her obsession has caused her to neglect her friends, her workand most importantlyher young daughter Leah who is secretly cutting herself out of guilt ad frustration that she, and not her beautiful and talented older sister Leslie, is the familys survivor. Despite this mothers understandable anguish, Hoags protagonist does not come off well. The anguish is too protracted and repetitious to evoke great sympathy even when her daughters killer begins to stalk her. Other flaws in the novel are introduced but underdeveloped characters like a kindly therapist and a private investigator. And although I myself cannot claim to have predicted the ending, many readers have and long before the last page. Im not writing off this author because Ive thoroughly enjoyed many of her previous thrillers. Suffice it to say that Down the Darkest Road is just not vintage Hoag. Down the Darkest Road is stretched a little too thin B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington If you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. 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I t was one of those weeks where, if I accomplished anything that delicious slice of information has completely eluded the tiny gray cells floating in my cranium. It is not as if those little gray cells had anything else to do. As I suffused my weary body into my La-Z-Boy chair, I knew I was tired but I could not figure out what I had done during the week to make me this tired. After all, it did not seem like I had accomplished anything of significance this week. I was trying to do something, of course, but I had absolutely nothing to show for it. What was I trying to do this past week? A verse of Scripture began haunting me as I thought about this. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin (James 4:17). What was I supposed to doeth that I did not get around to doething? Of course, there was that funeral I had this past week. Unfortunately, I opened my book to the wrong page and began the funeral by saying, Dearly beloved we are gathered together here to unite these two in holy matrimony. Holy macaroni! What a difference the wrong page makes. At least I was not officiating at a wedding and said, Ashes to ashes, and dirt to dirt. Although, to be honest about it, I have had some weddings where I thought that phrase fit. I was tempted, only for a moment, to query the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage but I feared she would tell me. There is something to say about mystery. Nothing is more mysterious than the feminine side of the marriage equation. Odd isnt it that the marriage equation is not always even. As I reflected upon my week past, I duly noted the activities that occupied most of my week. Apart from the funeral, I had several hospital visits to make. As is usually the case, people conspire to go to the hospital at the same time but never at the same hospital. One even went out of town to go to a hospital. Other visits were made and other activities attended. Certain deadlines were staring me in the face and I stared right back at them defiantly. I am not sure who won. Services and Bible studies needed to be prepared which can take up a lot of time. Then, dont you know it; my truck is always out of gas when I am in a hurry. I suppose I could fill my tank up when it got down to a certain level, but where would the fun be in that? Nothing compares to the adrenaline of being in a hurry and late for an appointment and then running out of gas. Do not get me wrong here. It is not that I do not enjoy giving my wife a call on the cell phone when stranded along the side of the road. It is the highlight of the stranded experience. Usually, her response to my phone call is what stresses me out. What, she declares in that sarcastic tone of hers, have you run out of gas again? It is her theatrical use of the word again that I believe could easily earn her an Oscar. I once presented her with an Oscar Meyer wiener, but she did not enjoy the joke. Personally, I thought it was a great joke and I really did not appreciate her reaction. Needless to say, I have not repeated that sin, although temptation is what it is. I suppose I did do things and accomplished something this past week, but it really does not explain why I am as tired as I am tonight. I can remember there was a time that I did not even know the meaning of tired. I got tired all right; I just did not know the meaning of the word tired. Then the whole thing dawned on me. It was almost like being hit on the head with an iron skillet by you know whom. The lights flashed. The lightbulb went on. I had an epiphany to end all epiphanies. At this point, I am surprised my wife did not get the jump on me with this one. The reason I am so tired is because I am old. There, I said it. I have come to that point in life where being young is a fond fading memory. As this bit of information began marinating in my cranium, it had a very comforting effect. Up to this point, I had been worrying about the fact that I was tired and I could not link that condition with any specific activity. As is usually the case, there are good sound reasons for everything. I began to look at my tired condition in a completely different light. I have earned my being tired. It is something I have worked for all my life. Now, here it is. I am now collecting those wonderful dividends from all that activity of the past. As I thought about this, a marvelous verse of Scripture came to my mind. The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head (Proverbs 20:29 KJV). Being tired is the crown of a lifetime of activity.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.comFriday, January 27, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Trying to go somewhere, I ended up nowhere O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder RELIGION Maranatha Baptist Church1. The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is ongoing and always open to young people from ages 3 to 18. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Church. Pastor C. Michael Mike Swingle has begun his duties as the new youth pastor and has planned many activities for young people. 2. The childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus and Me), invites all children from 1st grade through 12th grade to participate. Ms. Pat Haas is the director and will welcome the children and show them how enjoyable it is to part of the J.A.M. choir. Practice is from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the church. 3. On Sunday, 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 worshipping with us. 4. Beginning Sunday, March 25, through April 1, Maranatha Baptist Church will hold its Missions Conference which will be followed with special guest, Evangelist Kenny Evans. The schedule and more PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE12 O n my way to Pun Alley I got shanghaied and wound up in Tampa several days before their Jan. 28 Gasparilla Pirate Fest. An invasion by a fully rigged pirate ship with cannons booming will force the city to surrender and start festivities that culminate with a pirate parade. I managed to get a carrier parrot to bring you the news. Clean GetawayOne of the first pirates I met was wearing a paper towel on his head. I asked, Why are you wearing a paper towel? Arrr he replied, Ive got a bounty on me head! WastedA pirate went to the doctor to find out why his waist hurts so much. The doctor examined him and said, Captain, my diagnosis is this. You have Hempatitus. Argh, how can this be? Ive lived a good clean life. The doctor replied. You have Hemp-a-titus. The hemp rope holding up your pants is too tight. Pirated Stories I saw another pirate with a banana on his head. It seems he couldnt spell bandana. A small pirate ship is called a thug boat. A pirate was drafted into the NBA because he had an awesome hook. Pirates keep parrots on their shoulder by using Polly-grip. What I cant understand is how pirates get scurvy with all those Hi-Cs. Pirates favorite kind of cookie is Ships Ahoy. A pirates parrot fell in love with a duck. The parrot kept saying, Polly wants a quacker. A pirate crossed an owl with a billy goat and got a Hootin Nanny. Pirates have comfortable feet because of their booty. One pirate wrote his wooden leg into his will as a leg-acy. Some pirates catch their fish by the tale. Pirates make sure that no one steals their bagels by putting lox on them. A dry parrot is polyunsaturated. Pirates can get their ears pierced for a buccaneer. When the pirate crashed his ship upon an iceberg he said, Shiver me timbers. Pirates favorite movie is Booty and the Beast. When the pirate captains ship ran aground he couldnt fathom why.Shaggy Dog StoryThe captain of a Spanish pirate ship was very proud of his mongrel pet for its ability to bark once for Si, and twice for No. After being captured by a British commander, the dog was taught the same trick in English. He thereby became the worlds first Si and Aye dog. All wet While in Tampa I heard about a legendary island in the midst of the Florida Keys. Supposedly, this was a source of fresh water for pirates. Boaters, familiar with all the islands in the keys, have never been able to find such an island matching the ancient description. I think it was somebody in NASA, using satellite photographs, that located a sunken area that surely was an island sometime in the past. Furthermore this area resembled the islands ancient description. My reaction to this news was simple, Well isle, be among keys, sunk all. Flat TireWhile driving to the Gasparilla Pirate Fest this fellow from Kentucky had a flat tire. He stopped his car; walked up a hillside and picked a bunch of wildflowers and then put one flower bouquet in front of the car and one behind it. Then he got back in the car to wait for a service vehicle. A passerby studied the scene as he drove by and was so curious, he stopped and asked the fellow what the problem was. The man replied, I have a flat tarr. In response the passerby asked, But whats with the flowers? The man responded, When you break down, they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back! I never did understand it neither.Treasure HuntingA treasure hunter was diving for pirate treasure in an ocean cove near Harbor Bluffs. After searching for hours with no luck, he started back toward the shore. When he was about knee deep in the water he tripped over an old strong box. Opening it, he found it was full of gold coins. He learned that booty is only shin deep. Hopefully, when the pirate festival is over, theyll let me come back home to Pun Alley for next weeks column, and to return to Oak Run where Jane and I live. Yo, ho, ho! A pirates life can be funny P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacqueline N. Arnold graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Arnold is the daughter of Navia Arnold of Spring Bird, San Antonio, Texas, and granddaughter of Charlie Arnold of Southwest 66th Street, Ocala. MILITARY NEWS Thomas Markham, Pastor Phone: 352-237-6950 EVERYONE WELCOME CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY SERVICES 9644 SW HWY. 484, Ocala (Near St. Rd. 200) Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sun. Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sun. Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m. 0009HCI Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Prayer / Bible Study . . . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 0009E2I 75 484 484 Exit 341 MARION OAKS COURSE SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 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 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 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 OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000AB58 Rev. Alan Jefferson 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 Conservative Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10 AM ongoing series on the Life of Jesus Christ Community Church 000A9G1 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) 000A923 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com news for these events next month. 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 CommunityWe 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. The Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesdays, Feb. 14 and Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Feb. 12 and Feb. 26. Every second Sunday, following the Mass, Dr. Myriame Vastey, a family practice physician, presents a program on various medical issues. These meetings are open to everyone. The Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Jan. 28: Mens Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1: Bible Study, 7 p.m. 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.Worship service at TimberRidgeCountryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala, and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 10:15 a.m. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Joy Lutheran ChurchThe Lenten Season is soon approaching. On Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate Shrove Tuesday (the English name for the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) with a pancake supper in Swenson Hall. Plan to drop in anytime between these hours to enjoy pancakes and sausage. A freewill offering will be taken. February 22 is Ash Wednesday and worship service will be at 6:45 p.m. The Wednesday night Lenten Services theme will be Dark Nights of the Soul. Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the messages on such topics as Alone in Sin, Lonely, Cold, Breathless, Lost, In Pain, and Alone-Again. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. Pastor Holloways messages will be on Fear of the World, Fear of My Own Way, Fear of God, Fear of the Holy Spirit and Fear of Light. 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T O A D V E R T I S E H E R E C A L L T O M O R S U S I E A T 8 5 4 3 9 8 6 Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will sponsor a Shabbaton during the weekend of March 2 and 3. All activities will be held at the Collins Center, Suite 303, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The topic for the event will be Kehillah Kedoshah: Growing Sacred CommunityFrom Self to Community to World and will be led by Rabbi Shawn Zevit, out reach and congregational support rabbi and Tikun Olam director for the Reconstructionist Movement. The weekend will lead off with a Shabbat evening service at 7:30 p.m. with a discussion on individual sacred journey, continued on Saturday morning at 10:30 with a Torah learning session and service on the theme of sacred community with a potluck lunch to follow. The evening will feature Rabbi Zevit in concert with his ensemble. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit has over 25 years experience in spiritual and congregational leadership, organizational consulting and training, educational arts, writing, recording, teaching and performing. He has consulted with numerous corporations, government, non-profit institutions and faith communities across North America. Rabbi Shawn is also CoDirector with Rabbi Marcia Prager of the Davennen Leaders Training Institute, awarded the 2009 National Mintz Foundation Education Award, and is a spiritual director and trainer of clergy in spiritual direction. A composer, liturgist and recording artist with five CDs, he is author of Offerings of the Heart: Money and Values in Faith Communities (Alban, 2005), co-editor with Harry Brod of the just published Brother Keepers: New Essays in Jewish Masculinities (Mens Studies Press, 2010, www.mensstudies.com), and numerous publications in the larger Jewish world. Since 1998 he has been the Director of Congregational Services and Tikkun Olam for the North American Reconstructionist Movement. All events are open to the public. There is a $10 charge for the concert with partial proceeds going to charity. For further information, please contact Judi at 352237-8277 or visit our website: bethisraelocala.org. Partial funding for this program has been made possible through a grant from the Jewish Council of North Central Florida. Shabbaton weekend slated for March 2-3 Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit Saturday, Feb. 18 Chili supper and bake sale Sister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keepers Soup Kitchen in Ocala is sponsoring the 5th annual Chili Supper and bake sale on Feb. 18 at Blessed Trinity Church. The event will have both red and white chili and will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the parish hall, 5 S.E. 17th St. Adults are $6 and children $3. For information call 352-867-9860.Amateur Radio Class to begin A Technician Amateur Radio Class will start Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. for seven weeks at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Emergency Management Center, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. The FCC test will be given on March 31, 2012 with a test fee of $15.00, collected on the test day. Manuals will be available to loan to students. This class should prepare you to pass the FCC test and obtain an Amateur Radio Technician License. For more information contact Charles Hensley at 352732-3795 or e-mail KC4Q@arrl.net.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. Sunday, Feb. 19 German American Club event The German American Club of Marion County will host a Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and join in the fun for $10 per member or $15 per non-member. Music provided by Alpine Express. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Attire is either a costume or dressy casual. For tickets, call Liz or Joe at 352-732-6368. Thursday, March 8 International Womans DayBarbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Womans Day Celebration on March 8. This date was proclaimed a U.N. day for women s rights and International Peace in 1975 and will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Citrus Springs. The event is at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. Highway 41) just northwest of the Holder traffic light. For information, call 352-465-4225 or go to nature coastuu.org. Books and Beyond 2012 Festival of Books Downtown Inverness St. Margarets Episcopal Church 114 N. Osceola Ave. Sponsored by GFWC Womens Club of Inverness Saturday, February 4 9am to 5pm Meet and Mingle with Citrus County Authors Free Buy their books Get autographs Meet Nancy Kennedy Religious Editor Citrus County Chronicle Writing Seminars ** **There will be eight seminars offered during the Festival. A $10 admission fee will entitle bearer to choose from four of the eight seminars, plus attend the Folk Singing entertainment. Admission to any one seminar is $5. Also Florida Folk Singer Carly Bak Noon to 1pm Among her songs: Turner Camp One of the seminars will be on how to get songs published. R e a d e r s A n d W r i t e r s A D a y F o r 000A5UC For more information call 352-634-4216 or visit gfwcwomansclubofinverness.org Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU T RIED THE REST NOW T RY THE BEST! 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Marion County Public Library Special Events HelpersAre you looking for that short-term volunteer project that has long-term, positive impact on the community? The Marion County Public Library System hosts a number of special programs and events throughout the calendar year and needs volunteers who can assist. Examples of programs and events include the Colossal, Reading, Entertaining Artsy, Teen Event (CREATE), the Fairy Tale Extravaganza and the Summer Library Programming events. Volunteers will help staff prepare for the event, setting up displays, taking registration or a variety of other activities, depending upon the program/event. For volunteers who are looking for a fun, one-time event, with lots of activity and excitement, this is for you. Many events occur on the weekends, while some events do occur during the week. Library events target all age groups from tiny tots to adults! Must be 14 years of age or older to volunteer with Marion County Public Library Systems. Volunteers must also be processed through background screening. Complete orientation to the public library system and its programs, as well as the details for the event will be made available to the volunteer. Each volunteer will have a supervisor and/or staff contact with whom they will work. Marion County Health DepartmentThe Marion County Health Department is looking for a volunteer switchboard operator to work in conjunction with their main switchboard operator. These operators direct calls to appropriate clinic and/or office, take messages when necessary, greets and directs clients to appropriate program staff. Must have a clear background screen. Switchboard of multi-line phone experience is preferred. Minimum commitment of 8 hours per week for 6 months is required. Training will be provided. Please contact Sheila Storlie at 352-629-0137 ext 2104 for additional information. Heart of Florida Health CenterGreeter positions are available in the visitor lobby of the dental clinic and in the waiting room. Phone Outreach phone patients to remind them of appointments. Clerical Assistant filing, computer knowledge, and some office experience needed. For additional information on any of these positions please contact Phyllis Silverman at 732-6599. Marion County Visitor & Convention BureauGreet visitors, suggest and explain activities and attractions in Marion County. Re-stock brochures and displays. Make gift bags for events in Marion County with direction from volunteer coordinator. Label letters for mail-outs. Friendly and outgoing personality desired. Some knowledge of the area and things to do in Marion County is helpful. Ability to direct, greet and suggest things to visitors. Training is provided. For additional information contact Desi Leibfried at 438-2800/ This file is compiled by Joyce Wright, who can be contacted at 291-4444 or via email to wrightj@cf.edu Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The residents of Cherrywood have a great opportunity to increase their fitness level by taking advantage of the Tai Chi classes being offered Monday evenings at 6. Tai Chi is a soft form of martial arts that incorporates mental, spiritual, and physical aspects and integrates them into purposeful movement. There has already been a fine turn out for Cherrywood Tai Chi and the instructor (Dr. Deb Rivera) would like to remind everyone that this is not only an activity for all levels and ages, men as well as women can benefit from the conditioning and strengthening associated with this style of workout. Most of Dr. Riveras own Tai Chi instructors (Masters) have been males and were schooled in the practice from early boyhood. For men and women who participate in a variety of sports or fitness (such as golf, swimming, and weight training), Tai Chi is a great addendum to these types of activities and will promote better breathing, improving balance, coordination, flexibility, and stability while reducing blood pressure, pain, and stress. Cherrywood residents are reminded that those who have limited mobility and do not want to do a standing Tai can still participate in chair Tai Chi and that any movement can be modified to the individual. Do your body and mind a favor, come to Tai Chi!Veterans Club CruiseHeres your chance to win a free cruise for two. Trip includes all port fees and taxes, plus $100 spending money. The Cherrywood Veterans Club and Laura Kane Travel are raffling off a three night Bahamas cruise on a Royal Caribbean ship. The cost is $10 for one raffle ticket or $20 for three tickets. All of the funds raised will go to veterans charities. 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W e w e l c o m e o u r n e w s t y l i s t We welcome our new stylist D E A N A DEANA t o S h a d e s o f B e a u t y to Shades of Beauty 000ADVV B o o k a n a p p o i n t m e n t Book an appointment w i t h D e a n a a n d r e c e i v e with Deana and receive $ 1 0 0 0 O F F $10.00 OFF A N Y C H E M I C A L S E R V I C E ANY CHEMICAL SERVICE 000ACFV B UYING S CRAP G OLD A NY I TEM A NY C ONDITION 10K, 14K, 18K, 22K, 24K Old Wedding Bands, Class Rings, Broken Chain, Old Gold Watches, White Gold, Unmarked Gold, Industrial Gold, Dental Gold, Old Mountings B UYING P LATINUM Platinum Wire, Thermalcuple, Industrial, Jewelry, Crucibles B UYING C OINS C OIN C OLLECTIONS P APER M ONEY B UYING C OINS C OIN C OLLECTIONS P APER M ONEY Silver Coins 1964 or Before... 10 S ILVER C OINS G OLD C OINS 6333 SW SR200 B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKERY 854-6622 A Trusted Place to Sell Your Gold & Silver HIGHEST PRICES PAID Buying All Rolex Watches Bring All Wristwatches For Our Offer B UYING R OLEX AND W RISTWATCHES 18K Presidential Submariner Two-Tone Daytona Old Rolexes Mens & Ladies Also Buying: Indian Pennies Buffalo Nickels Proof Sets Mint Sets Commemoratives Large Pennies Blue Books Collectibles 1/2 Pennies 2 Cent Pieces 3 Cent Pieces 20 Cent Pieces S TERLING S ILVER Tea Sets, Bowls, Jewelry, Antique Rounds, Ovals, Emerald, Pears, Marquise, Old Cut Diamonds, Antique Jewelry, Necklaces, Pins, Cocktail Rings, Earrings, Platinum, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies Wanted Engagement Rings We Buy All Resaleable Jewelry 000ADNU B UYING D IAMONDS 1/4 CT TO 20 CT D IAMONDS W ANTED John M. 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Marion County Public Library Special Events HelpersAre you looking for that short-term volunteer project that has long-term, positive impact on the community? The Marion County Public Library System hosts a number of special programs and events throughout the calendar year and needs volunteers who can assist. Examples of programs and events include the Colossal, Reading, Entertaining Artsy, Teen Event (CREATE), the Fairy Tale Extravaganza and the Summer Library Programming events. Volunteers will help staff prepare for the event, setting up displays, taking registration or a variety of other activities, depending upon the program/event. For volunteers who are looking for a fun, one-time event, with lots of activity and excitement, this is for you. Many events occur on the weekends, while some events do occur during the week. Library events target all age groups from tiny tots to adults! Must be 14 years of age or older to volunteer with Marion County Public Library Systems. Volunteers must also be processed through background screening. Complete orientation to the public library system and its programs, as well as the details for the event will be made available to the volunteer. Each volunteer will have a supervisor and/or staff contact with whom they will work. Marion County Health DepartmentThe Marion County Health Department is looking for a volunteer switchboard operator to work in conjunction with their main switchboard operator. These operators direct calls to appropriate clinic and/or office, take messages when necessary, greets and directs clients to appropriate program staff. Must have a clear background screen. Switchboard of multi-line phone experience is preferred. Minimum commitment of 8 hours per week for 6 months is required. Training will be provided. Please contact Sheila Storlie at 352-629-0137 ext 2104 for additional information. Heart of Florida Health CenterGreeter positions are available in the visitor lobby of the dental clinic and in the waiting room. Phone Outreach phone patients to remind them of appointments. Clerical Assistant filing, computer knowledge, and some office experience needed. For additional information on any of these positions please contact Phyllis Silverman at 732-6599. Marion County Visitor & Convention BureauGreet visitors, suggest and explain activities and attractions in Marion County. Re-stock brochures and displays. Make gift bags for events in Marion County with direction from volunteer coordinator. Label letters for mail-outs. Friendly and outgoing personality desired. Some knowledge of the area and things to do in Marion County is helpful. Ability to direct, greet and suggest things to visitors. Training is provided. For additional information contact Desi Leibfried at 438-2800/ This file is compiled by Joyce Wright, who can be contacted at 291-4444 or via email to wrightj@cf.edu Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The residents of Cherrywood have a great opportunity to increase their fitness level by taking advantage of the Tai Chi classes being offered Monday evenings at 6. Tai Chi is a soft form of martial arts that incorporates mental, spiritual, and physical aspects and integrates them into purposeful movement. There has already been a fine turn out for Cherrywood Tai Chi and the instructor (Dr. Deb Rivera) would like to remind everyone that this is not only an activity for all levels and ages, men as well as women can benefit from the conditioning and strengthening associated with this style of workout. Most of Dr. Riveras own Tai Chi instructors (Masters) have been males and were schooled in the practice from early boyhood. For men and women who participate in a variety of sports or fitness (such as golf, swimming, and weight training), Tai Chi is a great addendum to these types of activities and will promote better breathing, improving balance, coordination, flexibility, and stability while reducing blood pressure, pain, and stress. Cherrywood residents are reminded that those who have limited mobility and do not want to do a standing Tai can still participate in chair Tai Chi and that any movement can be modified to the individual. Do your body and mind a favor, come to Tai Chi!Veterans Club CruiseHeres your chance to win a free cruise for two. Trip includes all port fees and taxes, plus $100 spending money. The Cherrywood Veterans Club and Laura Kane Travel are raffling off a three night Bahamas cruise on a Royal Caribbean ship. The cost is $10 for one raffle ticket or $20 for three tickets. All of the funds raised will go to veterans charities. The drawing will be held on May 30, 2012, at 2 p.m. at their Memorial Day celebration in the clubhouse. You DO NOT have to be present to win. To purchase tickets, contact Bill Mahar at 352-873-1341, Rich Hurley at 352-8737208, Laura Kane at 352840-0333 or Geri at the Clubhouse at 352-237-1675. Tai Chi classes being offered C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove Photos show residents at recent trivia night. Public Library needs special events volunteers L END A HAND 861-Wise (9473) VOTED SOUTH MARION CITIZENS READERS CHOICE #1 USED CAR DEALER Over 50 Years Experience Family Owned & Operated Experience a whole new way to buy a vehicle Like-new cars without the new car price LOCATE PROGRAM, Wise Way can find any vehicle youre looking for! All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified with Warranty Upon Purchase!! 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Wise Way $23981 0 0 0 A 7 B 2 0009HT1 Heart Disease Hypertension Diabetes Pulmonary Disease Arthritis Digestive Problems Geriatric Care Allergies Kidney Disease Stroke Management Joint & Heel Injections Minor Surgeries Skin Cancer Screening Skin Biopsies Mens Health Vascular Disease Erectile Dysfunction Sleep Apnea Womens Gynecological Screening WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING: CT SCANS XRAYS NUCLEAR STRESS TEST ECHOCARDIOGRAMS ULTRASOUNDS HOLTER MONITOR COUMADIN C LINIC CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING DEXA POLYSOMNOGRAPHY (SLEEP STUDIES) NERVE CONDUCTION STUDIES PFTS FULL LAB WE ACCEPT MEDICARE, BLUE CROSS, ATENA, UNITED HEALTH AND MOST OTHER HMOs We are providers for the following Medicare Plans: Freedom, Humana, Care Plus Partners, Preferred Ca re Partners, Universal, P UP HIGH DOSE FLU SHOT NOW AVAILABLE HERE. Call to schedule. Do not get left behind. Vaccinate early dont catch the flu bug! 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W e w e l c o m e o u r n e w s t y l i s t We welcome our new stylist D E A N A DEANA t o S h a d e s o f B e a u t y to Shades of Beauty 000ADVV B o o k a n a p p o i n t m e n t Book an appointment w i t h D e a n a a n d r e c e i v e with Deana and receive $ 1 0 0 0 O F F $10.00 OFF A N Y C H E M I C A L S E R V I C E ANY CHEMICAL SERVICE 000ACFV B UYING S CRAP G OLD A NY I TEM A NY C ONDITION 10K, 14K, 18K, 22K, 24K Old Wedding Bands, Class Rings, Broken Chain, Old Gold Watches, White Gold, Unmarked Gold, Industrial Gold, Dental Gold, Old Mountings B UYING P LATINUM Platinum Wire, Thermalcuple, Industrial, Jewelry, Crucibles B UYING C OINS C OIN C OLLECTIONS P APER M ONEY B UYING C OINS C OIN C OLLECTIONS P APER M ONEY Silver Coins 1964 or Before... 10 S ILVER C OINS G OLD C OINS 6333 SW SR200 B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKERY 854-6622 A Trusted Place to Sell Your Gold & Silver HIGHEST PRICES PAID Buying All Rolex Watches Bring All Wristwatches For Our Offer B UYING R OLEX AND W RISTWATCHES 18K Presidential Submariner Two-Tone Daytona Old Rolexes Mens & Ladies Also Buying: Indian Pennies Buffalo Nickels Proof Sets Mint Sets Commemoratives Large Pennies Blue Books Collectibles 1/2 Pennies 2 Cent Pieces 3 Cent Pieces 20 Cent Pieces S TERLING S ILVER Tea Sets, Bowls, Jewelry, Antique Rounds, Ovals, Emerald, Pears, Marquise, Old Cut Diamonds, Antique Jewelry, Necklaces, Pins, Cocktail Rings, Earrings, Platinum, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies Wanted Engagement Rings We Buy All Resaleable Jewelry 000ADNU B UYING D IAMONDS 1/4 CT TO 20 CT D IAMONDS W ANTED John M. 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T O A D V E R T I S E H E R E C A L L T O M O R S U S I E A T 8 5 4 3 9 8 6 Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will sponsor a Shabbaton during the weekend of March 2 and 3. All activities will be held at the Collins Center, Suite 303, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The topic for the event will be Kehillah Kedoshah: Growing Sacred CommunityFrom Self to Community to World and will be led by Rabbi Shawn Zevit, out reach and congregational support rabbi and Tikun Olam director for the Reconstructionist Movement. The weekend will lead off with a Shabbat evening service at 7:30 p.m. with a discussion on individual sacred journey, continued on Saturday morning at 10:30 with a Torah learning session and service on the theme of sacred community with a potluck lunch to follow. The evening will feature Rabbi Zevit in concert with his ensemble. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit has over 25 years experience in spiritual and congregational leadership, organizational consulting and training, educational arts, writing, recording, teaching and performing. He has consulted with numerous corporations, government, non-profit institutions and faith communities across North America. Rabbi Shawn is also CoDirector with Rabbi Marcia Prager of the Davennen Leaders Training Institute, awarded the 2009 National Mintz Foundation Education Award, and is a spiritual director and trainer of clergy in spiritual direction. A composer, liturgist and recording artist with five CDs, he is author of Offerings of the Heart: Money and Values in Faith Communities (Alban, 2005), co-editor with Harry Brod of the just published Brother Keepers: New Essays in Jewish Masculinities (Mens Studies Press, 2010, www.mensstudies.com), and numerous publications in the larger Jewish world. Since 1998 he has been the Director of Congregational Services and Tikkun Olam for the North American Reconstructionist Movement. All events are open to the public. There is a $10 charge for the concert with partial proceeds going to charity. For further information, please contact Judi at 352237-8277 or visit our website: bethisraelocala.org. Partial funding for this program has been made possible through a grant from the Jewish Council of North Central Florida. Shabbaton weekend slated for March 2-3 Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit Saturday, Feb. 18 Chili supper and bake sale Sister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keepers Soup Kitchen in Ocala is sponsoring the 5th annual Chili Supper and bake sale on Feb. 18 at Blessed Trinity Church. The event will have both red and white chili and will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the parish hall, 5 S.E. 17th St. Adults are $6 and children $3. For information call 352-867-9860.Amateur Radio Class to begin A Technician Amateur Radio Class will start Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. for seven weeks at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Emergency Management Center, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. The FCC test will be given on March 31, 2012 with a test fee of $15.00, collected on the test day. Manuals will be available to loan to students. This class should prepare you to pass the FCC test and obtain an Amateur Radio Technician License. For more information contact Charles Hensley at 352732-3795 or e-mail KC4Q@arrl.net.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. Sunday, Feb. 19 German American Club event The German American Club of Marion County will host a Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and join in the fun for $10 per member or $15 per non-member. Music provided by Alpine Express. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Attire is either a costume or dressy casual. For tickets, call Liz or Joe at 352-732-6368. Thursday, March 8 International Womans DayBarbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Womans Day Celebration on March 8. This date was proclaimed a U.N. day for women s rights and International Peace in 1975 and will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Citrus Springs. The event is at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. Highway 41) just northwest of the Holder traffic light. For information, call 352-465-4225 or go to nature coastuu.org. Books and Beyond 2012 Festival of Books Downtown Inverness St. Margarets Episcopal Church 114 N. Osceola Ave. Sponsored by GFWC Womens Club of Inverness Saturday, February 4 9am to 5pm Meet and Mingle with Citrus County Authors Free Buy their books Get autographs Meet Nancy Kennedy Religious Editor Citrus County Chronicle Writing Seminars ** **There will be eight seminars offered during the Festival. A $10 admission fee will entitle bearer to choose from four of the eight seminars, plus attend the Folk Singing entertainment. Admission to any one seminar is $5. Also Florida Folk Singer Carly Bak Noon to 1pm Among her songs: Turner Camp One of the seminars will be on how to get songs published. R e a d e r s A n d W r i t e r s A D a y F o r 000A5UC For more information call 352-634-4216 or visit gfwcwomansclubofinverness.org Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU T RIED THE REST NOW T RY THE BEST! 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com news for these events next month. 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 CommunityWe 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. The Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesdays, Feb. 14 and Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Feb. 12 and Feb. 26. Every second Sunday, following the Mass, Dr. Myriame Vastey, a family practice physician, presents a program on various medical issues. These meetings are open to everyone. The Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Jan. 28: Mens Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1: Bible Study, 7 p.m. 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.Worship service at TimberRidgeCountryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala, and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 10:15 a.m. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Joy Lutheran ChurchThe Lenten Season is soon approaching. On Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate Shrove Tuesday (the English name for the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) with a pancake supper in Swenson Hall. Plan to drop in anytime between these hours to enjoy pancakes and sausage. A freewill offering will be taken. February 22 is Ash Wednesday and worship service will be at 6:45 p.m. The Wednesday night Lenten Services theme will be Dark Nights of the Soul. Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the messages on such topics as Alone in Sin, Lonely, Cold, Breathless, Lost, In Pain, and Alone-Again. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. Pastor Holloways messages will be on Fear of the World, Fear of My Own Way, Fear of God, Fear of the Holy Spirit and Fear of Light. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call the church office at 352854-4509 ext 221. RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 000A79V Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. Massage Therapy License #MM 20064 352-732-2745 We take Medicare, Blue Cross, Auto, & Most Health Insurance S h a d e s o f B e a u t y 8 6 1 2 0 0 1 Shades of Beauty 861-2001 Next to Scoops Little Joeys Big Lots Need A Little Pampering? Come See Our Specials! I n t r o d u c i n g Introducing D E B R A T H O M E DEBRA THOME 000ADW9 D e b r a h a s 1 4 y e a r s e x p e r i e n c e Debra has 14 years experience. S h e i s f o r m e r l y o f S m a r t S t y l e a n d H a i r C u t t e r y She is formerly of Smart Style and Hair Cuttery. 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I t was one of those weeks where, if I accomplished anything that delicious slice of information has completely eluded the tiny gray cells floating in my cranium. It is not as if those little gray cells had anything else to do. As I suffused my weary body into my La-Z-Boy chair, I knew I was tired but I could not figure out what I had done during the week to make me this tired. After all, it did not seem like I had accomplished anything of significance this week. I was trying to do something, of course, but I had absolutely nothing to show for it. What was I trying to do this past week? A verse of Scripture began haunting me as I thought about this. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin (James 4:17). What was I supposed to doeth that I did not get around to doething? Of course, there was that funeral I had this past week. Unfortunately, I opened my book to the wrong page and began the funeral by saying, Dearly beloved we are gathered together here to unite these two in holy matrimony. Holy macaroni! What a difference the wrong page makes. At least I was not officiating at a wedding and said, Ashes to ashes, and dirt to dirt. Although, to be honest about it, I have had some weddings where I thought that phrase fit. I was tempted, only for a moment, to query the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage but I feared she would tell me. There is something to say about mystery. Nothing is more mysterious than the feminine side of the marriage equation. Odd isnt it that the marriage equation is not always even. As I reflected upon my week past, I duly noted the activities that occupied most of my week. Apart from the funeral, I had several hospital visits to make. As is usually the case, people conspire to go to the hospital at the same time but never at the same hospital. One even went out of town to go to a hospital. Other visits were made and other activities attended. Certain deadlines were staring me in the face and I stared right back at them defiantly. I am not sure who won. Services and Bible studies needed to be prepared which can take up a lot of time. Then, dont you know it; my truck is always out of gas when I am in a hurry. I suppose I could fill my tank up when it got down to a certain level, but where would the fun be in that? Nothing compares to the adrenaline of being in a hurry and late for an appointment and then running out of gas. Do not get me wrong here. It is not that I do not enjoy giving my wife a call on the cell phone when stranded along the side of the road. It is the highlight of the stranded experience. Usually, her response to my phone call is what stresses me out. What, she declares in that sarcastic tone of hers, have you run out of gas again? It is her theatrical use of the word again that I believe could easily earn her an Oscar. I once presented her with an Oscar Meyer wiener, but she did not enjoy the joke. Personally, I thought it was a great joke and I really did not appreciate her reaction. Needless to say, I have not repeated that sin, although temptation is what it is. I suppose I did do things and accomplished something this past week, but it really does not explain why I am as tired as I am tonight. I can remember there was a time that I did not even know the meaning of tired. I got tired all right; I just did not know the meaning of the word tired. Then the whole thing dawned on me. It was almost like being hit on the head with an iron skillet by you know whom. The lights flashed. The lightbulb went on. I had an epiphany to end all epiphanies. At this point, I am surprised my wife did not get the jump on me with this one. The reason I am so tired is because I am old. There, I said it. I have come to that point in life where being young is a fond fading memory. As this bit of information began marinating in my cranium, it had a very comforting effect. Up to this point, I had been worrying about the fact that I was tired and I could not link that condition with any specific activity. As is usually the case, there are good sound reasons for everything. I began to look at my tired condition in a completely different light. I have earned my being tired. It is something I have worked for all my life. Now, here it is. I am now collecting those wonderful dividends from all that activity of the past. As I thought about this, a marvelous verse of Scripture came to my mind. The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head (Proverbs 20:29 KJV). Being tired is the crown of a lifetime of activity.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.comFriday, January 27, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Trying to go somewhere, I ended up nowhere O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder RELIGION Maranatha Baptist Church1. The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is ongoing and always open to young people from ages 3 to 18. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Church. Pastor C. Michael Mike Swingle has begun his duties as the new youth pastor and has planned many activities for young people. 2. The childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus and Me), invites all children from 1st grade through 12th grade to participate. Ms. Pat Haas is the director and will welcome the children and show them how enjoyable it is to part of the J.A.M. choir. Practice is from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the church. 3. On Sunday, 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 worshipping with us. 4. Beginning Sunday, March 25, through April 1, Maranatha Baptist Church will hold its Missions Conference which will be followed with special guest, Evangelist Kenny Evans. The schedule and more PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE12 O n my way to Pun Alley I got shanghaied and wound up in Tampa several days before their Jan. 28 Gasparilla Pirate Fest. An invasion by a fully rigged pirate ship with cannons booming will force the city to surrender and start festivities that culminate with a pirate parade. I managed to get a carrier parrot to bring you the news. Clean GetawayOne of the first pirates I met was wearing a paper towel on his head. I asked, Why are you wearing a paper towel? Arrr he replied, Ive got a bounty on me head! WastedA pirate went to the doctor to find out why his waist hurts so much. The doctor examined him and said, Captain, my diagnosis is this. You have Hempatitus. Argh, how can this be? Ive lived a good clean life. The doctor replied. You have Hemp-a-titus. The hemp rope holding up your pants is too tight. Pirated Stories I saw another pirate with a banana on his head. It seems he couldnt spell bandana. A small pirate ship is called a thug boat. A pirate was drafted into the NBA because he had an awesome hook. Pirates keep parrots on their shoulder by using Polly-grip. What I cant understand is how pirates get scurvy with all those Hi-Cs. Pirates favorite kind of cookie is Ships Ahoy. A pirates parrot fell in love with a duck. The parrot kept saying, Polly wants a quacker. A pirate crossed an owl with a billy goat and got a Hootin Nanny. Pirates have comfortable feet because of their booty. One pirate wrote his wooden leg into his will as a leg-acy. Some pirates catch their fish by the tale. Pirates make sure that no one steals their bagels by putting lox on them. A dry parrot is polyunsaturated. Pirates can get their ears pierced for a buccaneer. When the pirate crashed his ship upon an iceberg he said, Shiver me timbers. Pirates favorite movie is Booty and the Beast. When the pirate captains ship ran aground he couldnt fathom why.Shaggy Dog StoryThe captain of a Spanish pirate ship was very proud of his mongrel pet for its ability to bark once for Si, and twice for No. After being captured by a British commander, the dog was taught the same trick in English. He thereby became the worlds first Si and Aye dog. All wet While in Tampa I heard about a legendary island in the midst of the Florida Keys. Supposedly, this was a source of fresh water for pirates. Boaters, familiar with all the islands in the keys, have never been able to find such an island matching the ancient description. I think it was somebody in NASA, using satellite photographs, that located a sunken area that surely was an island sometime in the past. Furthermore this area resembled the islands ancient description. My reaction to this news was simple, Well isle, be among keys, sunk all. Flat TireWhile driving to the Gasparilla Pirate Fest this fellow from Kentucky had a flat tire. He stopped his car; walked up a hillside and picked a bunch of wildflowers and then put one flower bouquet in front of the car and one behind it. Then he got back in the car to wait for a service vehicle. A passerby studied the scene as he drove by and was so curious, he stopped and asked the fellow what the problem was. The man replied, I have a flat tarr. In response the passerby asked, But whats with the flowers? The man responded, When you break down, they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back! I never did understand it neither.Treasure HuntingA treasure hunter was diving for pirate treasure in an ocean cove near Harbor Bluffs. After searching for hours with no luck, he started back toward the shore. When he was about knee deep in the water he tripped over an old strong box. Opening it, he found it was full of gold coins. He learned that booty is only shin deep. Hopefully, when the pirate festival is over, theyll let me come back home to Pun Alley for next weeks column, and to return to Oak Run where Jane and I live. Yo, ho, ho! A pirates life can be funny P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacqueline N. Arnold graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Arnold is the daughter of Navia Arnold of Spring Bird, San Antonio, Texas, and granddaughter of Charlie Arnold of Southwest 66th Street, Ocala. MILITARY NEWS Thomas Markham, Pastor Phone: 352-237-6950 EVERYONE WELCOME CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY SERVICES 9644 SW HWY. 484, Ocala (Near St. Rd. 200) Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sun. Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sun. Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m. 0009HCI Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Prayer / Bible Study . . . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 0009E2I 75 484 484 Exit 341 MARION OAKS COURSE SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 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 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 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 OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000AB58 Rev. Alan Jefferson 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 Conservative Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10 AM ongoing series on the Life of Jesus Christ Community Church 000A9G1 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) 000A923 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 10 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Iran, but Americans seem not to be paying attention. George W. Bush famously botched the old saying, Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. The American people were fooled once by unsubstantiated claims about Iraqi President Saddam Husseins weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, and his readiness to use them on short notice. There were no such weapons, of course as many informed authorities said before the U.S. invasion but those who want to bomb Iran appear to believe that this method of spreading war fever among Americans will work one more time. Hence the incessant propaganda about Irans nuclear-weapons program for which there is zero evidence. Americas dozen-and-a-half intelligence agencies have twice reported that Iran scrapped its initial program more than eight years ago. The International Atomic Energy Agency regularly inspects the country and certifies that its uranium has not been enriched to weapons-grade. What Iran has done is consistent with developing nuclear medicine and electrical power. Yet Iran is now subjected to low-level but deadly warfare and threats of a massive bombing campaign because it will not and cannot prove a negative: that it is not developing nuclear weapons. Does Iran represent a serious nuclear threat? Israels defense minister and several former Mossad directors say no. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, like Israeli intelligence, is not convinced Iran has decided to build a weapon. Even leading American neoconservatives acknowledge that a nuclear Iran (if such came to be) would not attack Israel, which has its own nukes, much less the United States. Then why the march to war? The U.S. and Israeli governments will not tolerate limits on their hegemony in the Middle East. Iran is a big, populous, and long-existing country that inevitably will be a major force in the region. Therefore, U.S. and Israeli dominance requires a subservient Iran like the brutal U.S.and Israeli-sponsored Shahs regime was until it was overthrown in the Islamic revolution of 1979. To repeat: nothing is more urgent than stopping this march to war against Iran. Lets make Feb. 4 the day it was reversed.Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) and editor of The Freeman magazine. RICHMAN CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Thursday, Jan. 26: Spaghetti Dinner (all you can eat) from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m., followed by table shuffleboard at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27: Fish/Shrimp Dinner (baked or fried) at 5 p.m. followed by the great singing and dance music of Ocala George Saturday, Jan. 28: Show Me the Money at 1, Queen of Hearts at 5 followed by baked chicken dinner and dance music with karaoke by the Moose Singers. Sunday, Jan. 29: Breakfast from 9 until 11:30 a.m., Bunko at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30: Shuffleboard at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31: Ham Dinner starts at 5 p.m. followed by Moose Entertainers. Wednesday, Feb.1: Bingo (Open to the Public) starts at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5: Super Bowl Day Pig Roast Party at 1 p.m., tickets in advance. Events are for members and qualified quests only. MOOSE LODGE ACTIVITIES DOWN THE DARKEST ROAD By Tami Hoag Tami Hoag has earned her firm position as an international bestselling author with more than 30 thrillers to her credit. But in this the third in her new Oak Knoll series the material is stretched a little bit too thin. To be sure, the book opens with an attention getting first page: Once upon a time I had the perfect family. I had a perfect husband: handsome, loving, successful. I had perfect children: Leslie and Leah beautiful, brilliant, precious girls. I had the perfect life in the perfect home, in the perfect place. We were one of those sickeningly perfect families with matching monograms. The Lawtons: Lance, Lauren, Leslie, and Leah. The Lawtons of Santa Barbara, California. And then as in all fairy tales, evil came into our lives and destroyed us. Now a shattered and vengeful Lauren is left with a mere remnant of that once perfect family Leah. Four years ago 16year-old Leslie was abducted without a trace and less than a year later her distraught father killed himself. What is making her grief intolerable is that she knows the man responsible for her familys destruction but without concrete proof police cannot lay a hand on him. These calamitous events have set Lauren on a relentless quest to bring her tormentor to justice. But her obsession has caused her to neglect her friends, her workand most importantlyher young daughter Leah who is secretly cutting herself out of guilt ad frustration that she, and not her beautiful and talented older sister Leslie, is the familys survivor. Despite this mothers understandable anguish, Hoags protagonist does not come off well. The anguish is too protracted and repetitious to evoke great sympathy even when her daughters killer begins to stalk her. Other flaws in the novel are introduced but underdeveloped characters like a kindly therapist and a private investigator. And although I myself cannot claim to have predicted the ending, many readers have and long before the last page. Im not writing off this author because Ive thoroughly enjoyed many of her previous thrillers. Suffice it to say that Down the Darkest Road is just not vintage Hoag. Down the Darkest Road is stretched a little too thin B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington If you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the last Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Phyllis Mullins, Memory Care Director at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala. Alzheimers caregivers can join support group 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 000ADNW 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. 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Florida Ave. (Route 41) Citrus Springs N a t u r e C o a s t 465-4225 WWW NATURECOASTUU ORG SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 A.M. W HERE REASON & RELIGION M EET GLBT WELCOME FIND US AND YE SHALL SEE K f youre searching for a spiritual home where questions are as welcome as answers, find us. We are a loving, open-minded religious community that encourages you to seek your own path, wherever it leads. To nurture your spirit and find your own truth and meaning. Welcome to Unitarian Universalism. I 000A92N 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 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 000A932 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 000AB1A First Congregational United Church of Christ First Congregational United Church of Christ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000A92B S u n d a y W o r s h i p 8 : 1 5 a m & 1 1 : 0 0 a m W e d n e s d a y E v e n i n g W o r s h i p 6 : 4 5 p m G e r m a n L a n g u a g e W o r s h i p 1 s t S u n d a y o f e a c h m o n t h 3 : 0 0 p m 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 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 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 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 000AAQM 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 7 1 1 1 9 5 711195

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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 15 percent in taxes, while the average American pays 18 percent, which is an outright lie since the majority of us pay less than 15 percent. Nearly half of us dont pay any income tax, and even though they dont pay a dime, many will get refunds in the thousands of dollars. You can bet they are wanting everyone else to pay more taxes and most will vote for Obama and his view of an entitlement society. Why not, they do not want to do anything to rock the boat, stop the flow of taxpayer money to themselves. We are facing the most important election I have seen in my lifetime, and I began voting for Eisenhower. We are divided as a nation more than I have ever witnessed and a divided Nation will not survive. In November, we will decide which America we want, and it scares me how many now want a big daddy government that will take care of them, not calling for self reliance and responsibility. As I said earlier, if you want that type of country, move! If you do nothing else, study Obamacare carefully, it will destroy America as we know it and will just be the beginning if he is re-elected. Anybody But Obama. God bless America! Wayne Rackley Ocala LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 GUEST COMMENTARY BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the Citizen A growing group of individuals and organizations has designated Saturday, Feb. 4, as a National Day of Action aimed at preventing a war against Iran. The manifesto is simple: No War, No Sanctions, No Intervention, No Assassinations. Nothing is more urgent We must stop the rush to making war against Iran than stopping the march to war now underway. Economic warfare has begun already. Sanctions and embargoes are belligerent acts under international law; such policies goaded the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor in 1941. The U.S. State Department recently reassured Israeli leaders, who along with their American lobby are in a bigger hurry for war than President Obama is, that the sanctions will devastate the Iranian economy more precisely, the Iranian people. U.S. officials also say that Irans economy will be throttled by the crippling of that countrys central bank. Sanctions authorized by Obama in late December aim to stop the rest of the world from doing business with the bank, which would amount to isolating the Iranian people from world commerce. If successful, this would create indescribable misery for average Iranians. (Rulers always find a way to get by.) The demanded oil boycott is accompanied by a U.S. suggestion that Iranian oil be replaced with Libyan oil, which sheds new light on the Obama administrations intervention in the Libyan civil war and the regime change it accomplished. Not all nations can be counted on to boycott Iranian oil, but those that do not will still be in a position to demand lower prices from Irans government. Meanwhile, Iranian scientists are being assassinated, and various Iranian facilities are mysteriously exploding. This is surely the work of the CIA or the Israeli Mossad or both of them in conjunction with Iranian groups with histories of violent activity. The covert war is on. The national day of action, with events planned in many cities, is intended to bring all of this to the attention of a complacent American people. Americans are said to be warweary after an eight-year occupation of Iraq (in fact, twenty years of hostilities) and a decade-long and continuing war in Afghanistan, a quagmire if there ever was one. Youd think a warweary people would be demanding no war against PLEASESEERICHMAN PAGE10 A R IES (M a r c h 21 to Apri l 19) The changes youve waited to see in your work situation might not be happening quite as quickly as youd hoped. Although the pace is slow, its ongoing. Expect to hear news soon. TAU R US (Apri l 20 to M ay 20) You should be feeling very proud of the fine effort youve made to get that important project done. Now take some time out to celebrate with family and friends. Youve earned it. GEMINI (M ay 21 to Ju ne 20) Youre close to reaching your objectives. Thats the good news. But be careful: Your aspects show lots of potential distractions looming. Stay focused and keep your eyes fixed on your goals. CANCE R (Ju ne 21 to Ju ly 22) Be careful not to let that suspicious Cancerian mind create a problem where none exists. What you might believe is an act of betrayal could be nothing more than a misunderstanding. LE O (Ju ly 23 to Aug. 22) Your Lions heart overflows with self-confidence. All you need to do is tap into it, and youll be able to handle any change that must be made regarding that recent surprise development. VI R G O (Aug. 23 to S e pt. 22) The need to watch what you say becomes increasingly crucial this week. Be as temperate as you can with your comments and avoid arguments for the sake of controversy. LIB R A (S e pt. 23 to Oc t. 22) A longtime family problem presents new demands. But this time, you wont have to go it alone: Someone else is asking to help share your responsibilities. Let it happen. SC OR PI O ( Oc t. 23 to Nov. 21) A period of feeling vulnerable is about to give way to a stronger, more self-confident aspect. Use this new strength to reaffirm promises youve made to others and yourself. SAGITTA R IUS (Nov. 22 to D ec 21) A creative dilemma stalls your progress. Instead of letting it raise your ire, use the time to re-examine your aims and, perhaps, come up with a new target. CAP R IC OR N (D ec 22 to J an 19) Your nimble will finds a way for you to work out those newly emerged problems plaguing your new project. Stay with it. The results will be well worth your efforts. AQUA R IUS (J an 20 to F e b. 18) You might feel overwhelmed at having to decide which new opportunity you should follow. Best advice: Check them all out and see which offers what you really want. PISCES (F e b. 19 to M a r c h 20) Continue to tread water before you even consider plunging into something that never seemed quite right. Some facts will soon emerge that can help you make a decision. B OR N THIS W EEK: Youre a natural-born peacemaker. You value truth and have little patience with those who lie to you for their own purposes. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com R eaders may wonder about the source of ideas for columns. We read newspapers and magazines. We rarely visit a blog (theyre disorganized). And we read books most recently: The Imperial Cruise, a biographical telling of Theodore Roosevelts foreign policies and Events That Made America, turning points in U.S. history. One turning point was Martin Van Buren Has a Nightmare, and Big Government is Born. New York State Senator Van Buren would later become Secretary of State, Vice President, and President. At the time of Van Burens disturbing dream (1819) there were 22 states. On the sidelines, a dozen territories were considering applications for statehood. Missouri and Maine were at the head of the line. Under the historic Missouri compromise, Maine would be a free state and Missouri a slave state. Van Buren could foresee a major conflict over slavery if the territories admitted to statehood were out of balance. A strong anti-slavery northern majority in Congress might attempt to abolish slavery in all states, which could lead to national disruption, and perhaps war. Van Buren was less concerned about slavery than he was about preserving national unity. He envisioned a quiet campaign to keep the slavery issue out of politics and prevent its discussion in Congress for as long as possible. To further his campaign, Van Buren and a few allies formed a movement to change the nature and practices of political parties. Their ideas were contrary to most of the founding fathers, who thought strong political parties would be disruptive. Nonetheless, Van Buren perceived strong political parties as essential to good government. The now infamous slogan of his movement became to the victors belong the spoils. Thus big government was born and political patronage became a reward for party loyalty and campaign work. Because state and local governments were relatively small in the nineteenth century, there were a limited number of jobs to dole out to party loyalists. Van Buren did not foresee the inevitable and permanent growth of government which his scheme had hatched. It didnt take long for a new world of expanding governments to spread south. Van Burens New York cohorts and a Virginia group were soon considered a dangerous alliance which might seek to run the entire nation. They held caucuses to which powerful supporters contributed money and influence, and they selected favored candidates to run for state and federal offices. Van Buren was convinced that as long as strong political parties could control selection of candidates and win elections, they could prevent direct confrontations over slavery. Sadly, history proved him wrong with a devastating civil war, followed by decades of regional hostility. In addition to an ever larger federal bureaucracy, Van Buren had opened the doors to persistent growth of government spending, rising national debt, special interests, crony capitalism, and expensive national elections. Ironically, despite his energy and convictions, Van Buren was unable to control the size and cost of government during his own presidency (1837-41). His nightmare became his reality, and now its ours. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 T ime for my regular rant about voting in Florida, and its not what you might think. I go against supervisors of elections, editors and, yes, even some publishers with my election opinions. I received my sample ballot for next weeks Republican Presidential Primary last Saturday. It had all the usual stuff, including all the presidential candidates who have dropped out of the race since the ballot was printed. But there was something else that drives me crazy. It said that early voting had started, and it gave a list of early voting sites. I have never voted early, and I never will. I have no idea what happens to my votes when I cast them early and they sit there for 10 days before suddenly emerging to be counted. I dont want my vote lost in oblivion somewhere I want it to count. I kind of remember that old Chicago saying ... vote early and vote often. For years and years we got along without early voting we can do so now. Dont give me this stuff about making it available to more people. There have been absentee ballots. available for years, and they still are. If you cant be here on Election Day, get an absentee ballot. Yes, I want everyone who is eligible to vote, but only on Jan. 31. Another rule thats posted on the sample ballot is the one that requires all voters to produce a photo ID and signature ID at the polls to be eligible to vote. For most people, thats a simple thing called a drivers license. And if for some reason youre not driving, its easy to get a Florida ID card. Why do people have a problem with that? Its got nothing to do with the various discrimination claims that some people make. It has everything to do with preventing election fraud. Whats really interesting is that it says you must have the photo ID even if the poll workers know you. Thats just another safety move to prevent cronyism, dead people voting, etc. So get ready to get out there on Jan. 31, if youre eligible, and cast your ballot. Your vote counts I think. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at editor@smcitizen.com or by phone at 352-8543986. 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 mid all the tributes pouring in for former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno, amid all the sorrowful vigils after his death last Sunday, amid all the flowers, etc., left for the family, there is one group of people that we feel must be remembered the victims. Paterno was by no means guilty of any physical crimes in the sex abuse scandal which has one of his former assistants charged with abuse of boys, but in Paternos own words, he should have done more. When it was brought to his attention that some sort of improprieties had occurred, he told school superiors, but failed to go any further, especially with the legal reporting of an alleged crime. As a result, the school dismissed the football coach, who had been a part of the college scene for decades. Just a few months later, lung cancer claimed his life. There was no doubt that Paterno was a great football coach his record speaks for itself. But the cloud of the scandal will be over his head as long as the current generation of people lives. Some might disagree, but just look at the record. Remember Woody Hayes, the legendary Ohio State coach? His career ended after the 1978 Gator Bowl when he hit an opposing player in the neck. Despite the adulation of the fans, his school fired him, and to this day thats one of the major things for which he is remembered. Some sentimentalists have used the firing of Paterno to say he died of a broken heart. But lets not kid ourselves. Lung cancer is a serious, progressive disease, and one can be reasonably sure that it did not develop overnight inside the body of the coach, although it wasnt made public until after he was fired. So lets take away a couple of things from this awful situation: first, there were boys who were victims in this case, and we doubt that they or their families are forgetting that in the shadow of Paternos death; second, those who might be susceptible to a disease such as lung cancer should make sure that they get annual tests to try to catch this awful disease early enough to survive; and third, the fact that we lost a great football coach is important to the sports world, but way down the list of priorities. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Paternos gone, but victims arent Early voting? I want mine to count Jim Flynn Columnist LETTER TO THE EDITOR Some nightmares last longer than others Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Debt limit disapprovalVote Passed (239-176, 2 Present, 16 Not Voting) The House voted to block a $1.2 trillion increase in the $15.2 trillion debt ceiling. With the Senate unlikely to approve a similar measure, the increase will automatically take effect January 27, 2012. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESSource MegaVote/Compiled by Alan Gold HOW THEY VOTED Read the classifieds Class warfare at its best I have never witnessed such a broad attack on our American way of life, our capitalistic system, as is now being waged by this administration and the liberal media. Painting the very successful as being the greedy enemy, promoting class warfare, making every effort to divide and conquer and to destroy America as we know it. Remember Obamas pledge to fundamentally change our country without being questioned as to what changes? This is America, the land of opportunity, free enterprise and individual freedom based on our Constitution. We are not a European country, we do not embrace socialism, Marxism, Communism or having a dictatorship. If you want this, move! Put this in the bank, as soon as Romney reveals his income tax forms, he will be attacked for making too much money and paying too little taxes, even though it will show he filed an honest return, paying the taxes due. The tax code permits investors to be taxed at less than the top income tax rate, which is designed to encourage our making investments, risk taking and job creation. Some businesses succeed, some fail, but at least we have the opportunities that no other country in the world offers. Its time we stop screaming the rich dont pay their fair share, the top 10 percent pay most of the taxes. What percent would you say is fair? It will be reported that Romney only pays about PLEASESEELETTTER PAGE9 Stamp Club thanks Bank of the Ozarks The General Francis Marion Stamp Club, Ocala, offered its appreciation to the local branch of Bank of the Ozarks for its accommodations in providing the club with a meeting place. During a recent visit, Club President Don Parsells (Spruce Creek Preserve), right and club Treasurer Joe Rosinski (On Top Of The World) presented Branch Manager April Brenton with a certificate recognizing the Banks commitment to the community. Celebrating its 22nd year, the General Francis Marion Stamp Club has more than 50 members engaged in the hobby of stamp collecting. The club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 1 pm at Bank of the Ozarks and on the second Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Queen of Peace RC church library. For information about membership, contact Dennis Niemira at 352-854-0892 or check the clubs website: www.ocalagfmstampclub.com. One receptionist. One health clinic assistant. Two paraprofessionals. Two permanent classroom substitutes. All six are now in contention to be Marion County Public Schools 2012 School-Related Employee of the Year. The six employees received surprise visits recently to tell them theyre finalists for the annual honor. The winner will be named today, Friday, Jan. 27, at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Ocala Hilton. Among this years finalists (listed alphabetically by school): Marquita Jones, Fessenden Elementary Jones is the school receptionist whos been at the front desk for two years. She has a bachelors degree in accounting and finance and serves as the schools first contact with the public. Colleagues describe her as respected, cheerful, and professional. Timothy Cooke, Lake Weir High Cooke is a permanent classroom substitute teacher with 27 years of education experience, the last seven at Lake Weir High. He works with students in credit recovery and is described as bright, motivated, and devoted to excellence. Maribel Lopez-Cuevas, Marion Oaks Elementary Lopez-Cuevas is a permanent classroom substitute teacher nearing her five-year mark with the district. Colleagues use words like go to person and smile and move attitude to describe her and her work ethic. 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Saturday, Feb. 11 Yard sale at CountrysideA yard sale will take place in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White elephant, clothing, jewelry, homemade bake sale, tools, toys, small furniture, crafts, books, videos, CDs and much more will be available. For further information, call the church at 352-237-4633. Wednesday, Feb. 15 World Has Talent auditions setAuditions for the Circle Square Cultural Centers third annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Active adults age 55+ are invited on stage where the top chosen acts will perform at The World Has Talent 55+ Talent Show at the Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, May 5. The chosen contestants will compete for a chance to win the $500 first place, $250 second place and $150 third place prizes! Auditions will be held on Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit: www.CSCulturalCenter.com, call 352-854-3670 or e-mail ticketsales@cscultrualcenter.com.Bereavement program set The Widowed Persons Service of Marion County will be giving a six-week support group program beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the First Congregational Church, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. The hours are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The group is open to all those who have recently lost a spouse. For questions, please call Marianne at 352-854-2872. Friday, Feb. 17 VFW Ladies plan fashion show The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4781 will have their annual Fashion Show on Feb. 17 at noon. The theme is Let Freedom Spring. The luncheon will be prepared by Margie with the help of dedicated members. Lots of gifts have been collected. Marilyn French is the chairperson. For tickets and more information, call Regina at 352-873-3631. Tickets are available for tables of eight or more. This is a sellout event. Saturday, Feb. 18 Beth Israel hosts games Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to a social evening of games and fun on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The program will feature a short Havdalah service followed by a light dinner of bagels and cream cheese and other delicious fare. Bring your own board games such as dominoes, ma jong, Monopoly, etc. or just come for the fun! The cost is $6 per person and reservations must made by calling Shirley at 352-873-6186 or by email: thegottfrieds@aol.com. Congregation Beth Israel is a progressive, liberal, inclusive Jewish community under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation.Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com S h a d e s o f B e a u t y Shades of Beauty 8 6 1 2 0 0 1 861-2001 Next to Scoops Little Joeys Big Lots Owner & Stylist Betty Jo Assistant Janice Master Barbers Kathy & Larry Stylists Ginger, Dianne, Patty, Karen, Debra & Deana Manicures Spa Pedicures Shellac Nails K A R E N S N A I L S 8 1 6 2 4 5 7 KARENS NAILS 816-2457 000ADWK Prescription Nails Toe Nail Soak & Cut IF YOUR HAIR IS NOT BECOMING TO YOU, YOU SHOULD BE COMING TO US. COME BY AND CHECK OUT OUR MONTHLY SPECIALS! 10% OFF A NY S ERVICE by Patty, Dianne & Deana 22 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com W ednesday, Feb. 1, is the next Garden Club meeting in the Orchid Club at 9 a.m. The refreshment committee will be offering treats and a beverage of your choice. Our speaker Dele Perry will demonstrate Oriental Flower Arranging. You can try your hand at this project. Bring a container about 3 or 4 inches high, floral foam, some flat stones, three small flowers (real or artificial) and clippers. If you have any questions call Pat Callahan whose phone number is in the Oak Run directory. Plan to take a chance for the plant raffle and of course there will be a 50-50 too. Have you paid dues yet? Cost is only $5 by check please, a great bargain. All Oak Run residents are welcome to the Garden Club. Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 17, as on that date in the overflow parking lot the Garden Club will have their annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be something for everyone from many varieties of perennials, annuals, vegetables, shrubs and garden treasures. Dont prune those plants even though they look so sad thanks to the frost. You dont want to encourage new growth which could be refrozen later. Make sure your plants are well watered to prevent dehydration. Its a good time to check for termites on your walk around your house. They swarm from January to May. If you see broken wings near doors and windows have it checked. This is a time to buy some herbs for your kitchen window. They wont get frozen! Soon well be back in the garden.Do You Remember? Columbus Day PartyTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Oct. 12, 2011, Italian American Clubs Columbus Day Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. The program will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Jan. 27 to Feb. 3.Pancake BreakfastGet your special Oak Run feather light pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee or tea tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Oak Run Quilters Upcoming Events Oak Run quilter Beverly Reed will teach a one day workshop on an easy Puzzle Star table topper, Thursday, Feb. 2, during our regular meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Island Club. A supply list will be sent to members shortly. The project requires only 3 fat quarters!! If you just want to observe, youre welcome to do so. Also in February, Pat Cicogna will start her beginners quilt class where new (and some longtime) quilters will be make a variety of blocks that may be assembled into a full sized quilt. The class is free to members and a shopping trip for fabric is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. Students, and their teacher, will carpool from the Island Club to the quilt shops and new quilters will learn color schemes, yardages, and quality of fabrics. In January the quilters completed 20 small quilts for the charity Quilts for Kids where the completed quilts are given to various hospitals for children to use while they are recovering from illness or surgeries. These quilts had fabric and patterns supplied to the club and the work was done by machine since these quilts will be washed and sanitized before re-use. Quilters donated backing and batting materials, plus their time and talents. OR Quilters membership is $10 a year and any Oak Run resident interested in the craft is welcome to come, see what were doing, and join up if it is an activity youd enjoy. Feline FanciersFeline Fanciers will meet on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Island Club and everyone is invited. Our programs are generally presented by club members. However, there is always time to talk about our furry children (which everyone always enjoys) along with the finger food we bring to share during the social portion of the meeting. Please bring cat food, either dry or canned, and the club will see to it that it is donated to Pet Meals on Wheels to help feed the pets of the human Meals on Wheels program. Stage Show Re-Creation The Ambassadors will present the second Passport Stage Show of 2012 on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. ReCreation is a fabulous show featuring a musical tribute to the American people in all walks of life. There are scores of original music, glittering costumes and contemporary and classic choreography. The show features pop, country and patriotic music in styles to appeal to all audiences. The vibrant young entertainers present audience sing-alongs and also light comedy. Ticket sales will be Monday, Feb. 6, in the Orchid Club card room from 8 to 10 a.m. and on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Orchid Club lobby, from 9 to 10 a.m. Cost is $15 per person. Please pay by check(s) made out to ORHA; no cash, please. Oak Run TravelOn Sunday, March 11, the show Jackpot will be at the Show Palace Theatre. There are two buses going to the show and there are several seats available for the second bus. This show is an affectionate look at all the great performers and personalities that have made Las Vegas sizzle. Filled with classic standards, handsome crooners, beautiful showgirls and exciting dancing, you wont want to miss this show. Call Janet Madsen or Jackie Marcotte to reserve your seat. No one does Irish like The Rovers! Wayne and Howardean Krueger will host this trip to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 28, to see this fantastic group (and yes, you will be back in time for bingo!) If you love a good laugh and if Celtic strains from guitars, banjo, accordion and the bodhran make you want to clap your hands, stomp your feet or get up and dance, this show is for you. 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 rides and exhibits, other venues during the fair include the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, which hosts horse races and other equestrian events and Cracker Country, which demonstrates life in frontier Florida. Vicki Lawrence and Garden Club to meet at Orchid Club on Feb. 1 O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE23 Buying? Selling? 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 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. Little Theatre Sex Please, Were SixtyLast week we mentioned the workings of our scenery department and the need for a large production team to put on a show. The following are production roles that need to be filled for each play: producer, director, stage manager, set construction, prompter, program editor, publicity, advertising sales, house manager, tickets, costumes, props. lights, audio, makeup, dressers and ushers. The cast is the smallest number of people in a play but because they are visible they get the public acclaim. But without support from the production team, there would be no show. Under each of the titles listed, there are many assistant, too numerous to name. They work tirelessly not for fame, just the love of the work they do! Tickets for the dinner theatre on March 22 and the shows on the 23rd through the 25th are selling briskly. Sale dates for February in the Orchid Club are: Feb. 7 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Feb. 8 from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., Feb. 11 from 8 to 10 a.m., Feb. 25 from 8 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 6:45 p.m. In the Palm Grove Club ticket sales will be Feb. 13 from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information on dinner theatre tickets call Diana Schmidt at 352-873-7243; for all other shows call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. You can also obtain tickets by contacting any member of Little Theatre who will purchase and deliver them. Tickets for the dinner theatre are $30 and for all other shows, $7 for reserved seats and $5 for general admission. This promises to be one of the funniest shows ever done on the Oak Run Stage, dont miss it!Veterans News Ocala Honor Flight The organizers of the Ocala Honor Flight which takes World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to, among other things, view the World War II memorial want Oak Runners to know that will be needing a considerable amount of support in the year of 2012. They had over 80 WWII vets on the standby list for their last flight. These veterans rolled over to the next flight list and new applications are coming in. The plane they have been using will allow them to take about 100 veterans per flight. The airline they they deal with is prepared to offer two planes or even possibly one 747. The possibility exists that the Ocala Honor Flight could take as many as 200 WWII veterans on their next flight. Obviously, as always, funding will be the first and major obstacle. There are WWII vets are out there who have still not gone on an Honor Flight and all deserve this day of honor. The Ocala Honor Flight knows it can find the veterans. Ocala has always stepped up to fund this great cause and they have faith that this will continue. They ask for your help in their efforts in making the Ocala Honor Flight Five a reality. If you are a World War II veteran and wish to apply the application mailing address is Ocala Honor Flight, P .O. Box 247, Ocala, FL 34478. Send donations by checks made out to VFW with a note in the memo line Ocala Honor Flight and send it to the above address. For more information call the Ocala Honor Flight phone line at 352-351-9341. Information on the web is at www.ocalahonorflight.org. On Facebook go to Ocala Honor Flight. Fourth of July EventsOn July 4, we will be celebrating our countrys independence day with a parade in the morning followed by a buffet, games and entertainment in the afternoon. This year all of these activities will be celebrated on the same day, Wednesday, July 4. On Saturday, June 30, the Ambassadors will be hosting a July 4 dance for all to attend. On the morning of the 4th, the festivities will begin with our usual parade headed by a fife and drum band, as well as our residents in their decorated golf carts. The cool down will commence immediately following the parade. There will be a break between the morning and afternoon activities. The afternoon affair will be celebrated at Palm Grove and its parking lots, where we will have a barbecue type buffet (tickets will be on sale prior to this event), games for all ages with prizes, entertainment by local residents and others. This is the first notice to the Oak Run residents of the activities that will be taking place on this great day. As we firm up more of the specifics we will be updating you via subsequent monthly newsletters and other communications media available to us here in Oak Run. Please mark your calendars accordingly and for more information please contact Damian Romano, event coordinator, at 352-854-4840. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Jan. 17, we played Disastrous Putting. After play we added one point to our net score for every hole that we had 3 or more putts. The winners were: First Flight 1st placeRoseann Lavacca, 2nd placeSylvia Zappia, 3rd place-Lynn Houghton; Second Flight 1st placeMaureen Edwards, 2nd placeChris Orndorff, 3rd placeNoreen Salo, 4th placeSheila Adams; Third Flight 1st placeBette Johnson, 2nd placeMary Kay Frandsen, 3rd placeCindy Kocher, 4th placeArlene Klann. Carole Dygert was Closest to the Pin. After golf we had a Shoot Out for anyone who had had a Closest to the Pin prize during the year. Each woman had the number of tries equal to the number of Closest to the Pins that they had during the past year. The winners were: First Flight Nancy Lefebvre, Second Flight Judy Klein, Third Flight Barb Davis. Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 19, we played butt and jeff (all par 3s and 5s) plus handicap. Winners in A flight: first Sally Crass, tied in second place Elsa Berbig and Brenda Raider and in B flight first place Diane Dufresne, second place Joan Scholl, third Diana Schmidt. Closest to pin, Sally Crass. Just another reminder to sign up for the Sweetheart Scramble on Feb. 16.ORWGAHere are the winners of the Low Net Tournament on Thursday, Jan. 19: A Flight 1st -Marti Babb, 2nddConnie Bingham, 3rdSue Marentette; B Flight 1stDonna Huffman 2ndOlive Adler 3rdJune Dickbernd; C Flight 1stNancy Reichenbacher 2nd Sue Elie 3rdLinda Noel; D Flight 1stEvelyn Exell 2ndGinny Simons 3rdMary Golab. Closest to the PinNancy Reichenbacher; Chip Ins Sue Marentette and Norma Rombach. At our Jan.16 General Meeting a number of pressing matters were taken care of. We welcomed our new Co-Chairpersons, Jean Travers and Ruby Shepard. Terri Feeley will continue as Treasurer as well as several other members in key positions. A committee consisting of Annette Carini, JoAnn Cohen, Terri Feeley, Marge Rymarcsuk and Betty Scott will be revising our bylaws. The nominating committee of June Dickbernd, Ginny Simon and Pat Tarman will have the task of soliciting a new slate of officers later in the year. Our annual Christmas Party will be organized by June Dickbernd, Kate Lott, Ruby Shepard and Ginny Simons. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 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 lineup including times, dates and tickets, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Sunday, Feb. 5 Quartet in concert The Gulf Ridge Quartet will perform during worship at 10:30 a.m. at Living Water Wesleyan Church. A fellowship meal will follow the performance of the quartet. Living Water is at 11120 S.W. County Road 484, just one mile west of State Road 200. Call 352-489-2636 for more info. Thursday, Feb. 9 Palm Cay GOP to meetOn Feb. 9, the Palm Cay Republican Club will conduct its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay. The speakers for February are Carol Ely, who is running for School Board; George Tomyn, who is a candidate for Superintendent of Schools for Marion County; Dana Couchen, who is running for County Commissioner from Dist. 5; and George Albright, who is running for County Tax Collector. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 3523-438-9662. Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch. Friday, Feb. 10, Casino trip offered as fundraiser The Ocala 200 Lions Club will be sponsoring a fundraiser to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Friday, Feb. 10. Cost is $30 per person. Trip includes round-trip transportation and $30 return for free play and lunch vouchers. Gaming tables are available. The bus will leave the Winn-Dixie (Porters) parking lot at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. All proceeds, as always, will be used by the Lions for community projects. There will be no refunds issued unless club is able to resell on waiting list. Deadline: Feb. 1. For more information and to register, call Diane Melnick, 352-861-2730 or E-mail at Melnick8350@aol.com. 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Expires 2/3/12 FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change Up to 5 qts. oil. 5W20, 5W30 or 15W40 $ 21 95 $ 10 00 OFF Shims & Parts Extra Call for appointment Must present coupon. Offer good at St. Rd. 200 location only. Not valid w/any other offer. Expires 2/3/12 We know tires Dare to compare 4 Wheel Alignment 000AD9O LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in new landscape designs, dangerous tree removal and rimming, rock, mulch, paver stones, sod and more. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured 10% Discount To Seniors & Military 0 0 0 A C Z 9 PAINTING A 1 H O M E R E P A I R I N C A 1 H O M E R E P A I R I N C A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC Mike Semich 40 Years Experience Interior and Exterior Painting Free Pressure Cleaning with Exterior Paint Job Free Furniture Moving Seniors 10% Discount Licensed and Insured (352) 895-6047 00098Y6 IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Winter Special Will waive service call with repairs. Offering freeze protection for your irrigation system and backflow preventor. Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Call for details! 000ADNK COMPUTER REPAIR Troys Computer Clinic We Come To You Call or email for appointment (352) 817-2834 troy@troyscomputerclinic.com Repairs are done on-site. We specialize in: Hardware and Software Repairs Virus and Spy-ware Removal Home/Office Networking System Upgrades Custom Builds Consulting and Training http://www.troyscomputerclinic.com SCREEN REPAIRS Serving Senior Citizens Over 30 Years BOBS SCREENING SERVICE Complete Rescreening of We Re-vinyl Soft Windows Garage Door Screens Porch Enclosures Patio Doors Window Screens Screen Doors 000ADL3 352-586-8459 Free Estimates 0 0 0 A 7 W A POWER WASHING Low Pressure Washing. We use Simple Green Soap. 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The Marion County Health Department and Heart of Florida Health Center announce the formation of a partnership in community health care. Beginning in October 2012, primary care services provided at the health department will be provided by the Heart of Florida Health Center. We are proud to announce this new partnership as it will combine the strengths of the health department and Heart of Florida Health Center, said Nathan Grossman, M.D., director of Marion County Health Department. Heart of Florida Health Centers mission is aligned with improving the health status of the people of Marion County, which is very similar to our mission, to protect and promote health, so it makes sense for us to combine services in order to continue to provide primary care in Marion County. Heart of Florida Health Center provides quality medical, dental and mental health services to all Marion County residents, but in particular to those residents who would not otherwise be able to access these services due to financial limitations and/or lack of health insurance. Heart of Florida Health Center provides health care services throughout Marion County and is pleased to join in partnership with the Marion County Health Department, said Kerrie Jones Clark, CEO of Heart of Florida Health Center. To learn more about Heart of Florida Health Center, visit http://heartoffloridahealthcenter.org/.To learn more about Marion County Health Department, visit http://www.doh.state.fl.us/ chdmarion/. The mission of Heart of Florida Health Center is to improve the overall health status of Marion County residents by providing quality primary medical, dental and mental health services to all residents, but in particular to those residents who would not otherwise be able to access these services due to financial limitation and/or lack of health insurance. The mission of the Marion County Health Department is to protect and promote the health of all residents and visitors in Marion County. If you are interested in joining our Thursday morning league at Spruce Creek Preserve, please contact Jean Travers for further information. ORWGA is a group of ladies who enjoy playing the game of golf as well as the social aspect of the game! Royal Oaks Mens GolfJan. 20 started out cold, but warmed up quite rapidly, and turned into a good game for golf. 48 players showed up and played the usual game of three best net. And the winners were: First place with a score of 196, Charlie Elder, Vince Connolly, John Terry, and Larry Soine; in second with a 19, Ken Frandsen, Frank Kelley, Virgil Hein, and Paul Valois; in third with a 198 Dave Dawson, Bruce Stover, Dick Rizzo, and Joe Paller. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Dave Dawson (2), Steve Szabo, and Don Aubrey. With the weather showing signs of warming up, we look forward to more of our members taking part in the Friday games. Good competition and good companions. See you next week. Carol Anns CornerSince mom hasnt been doing too many Carol Anns Corners lately, this is her cat, Mr. Cody, picking up her slack. I want to tell you about an interesting experience we had lately. One cold morning mom and I were lying in bed just wondering whether we wanted to get up when mom saw something moving past our bedroom window kind of bobbing up and down. She looked closer and it was a huge group of wild turkeys! They were walking in a very orderly and stately line between the houses, across a road and into a small clump of trees. They just kept coming and coming. I dont think we saw the beginning of the procession and mom figured we saw at least 30 of them. They were of all sizes from quite young ones to the large one at the end. He was obviously the head honcho with his great long beard. What a way to start the morning! Mom told her sister, my Aunt Dianne, about it. Aunt Dianne is an avid bird watcher and told us our turkey sighting would have thrilled even the most veteran bird watcher as turkeys are usually very shy and elusive. She said that wily old Tom must have known that no one in Oak Run would have his family in the cross hairs. Aunt Dianne also sent the following lovely poem about mom and me: A tabby cat is a work of art, Every hair in place. Each stripe is etched upon my heart, I love his tiger face. He cuddles up beside my thigh, In warmth and reverie. His loves worth more than money can buy, Hes all the world to me. A hunter loves his dog, A boy can love his rat, But for Irish monks and me, There is nothing like a cat. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of the Friday before publication. Note there are no hyphens in the address. If you wish to call her, the number is in the Oak Run directory. You may send pictures as jpg attachments. Typed copy or hard copy photos can be placed in Carols cubby across the street from her house but should be submitted earlier as they take longer to process. The names of the people in all photos must be included. Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 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.Breakfast at the Moose Breakfast at the Lodge is from 9 until 11:30 a.m., serving eggs any style, choice of meats, potatoes, toast, juice, coffee and more at a great price! Come check it out before or after church. 10411 S.W. 110th St., phone is 352854-2200. 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. Wednesday, Feb. 1 Public bingo at the Moose Every Wednesday, bingo is played at the Moose to benefit the Lodges Charity endeavors. Early bird starts at 12:45 p.m. with a variety of lunch specials. Come try your luck at big winnings. 10411 S.W. 110th St., phone is 352854-2200. Thursday, Feb. 2 Concert at Ocala WestThe Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p. m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550.WOW Singles to meet WOW Singles will meet at the following locations. There are no dues. Please call 352-861-9487 or 352-2375842 for more info. Feb. 2, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., El Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 4011 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Feb. 16, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Horse and Hound, 6998 N. U.S. Highway 27. Friday, Feb. 3 Sheriffs Office sells ribs for United WayMarion County Sheriffs Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 3, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriffs complex at 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available. For tickets and more information call Judge Cochran at 352-368-3594 or Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598. Saturday, Feb. 4 Chess Club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 8732276 Church hosts yard sale The Crossroad Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., will host a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 4, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families and vendors can rent a space for $10. Call Marie, 352-817-4006 to save a place. Lions Club holds yard sale The Ocala Lions Club will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 4 to raise funds to sponsor a service dog. The sale is set for the old Porters Nursery located in the Friendship Shopping Plaza, from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. Gently used household items as well as furniture will be offered. Anyone wanting to donate items, other than clothing, for the yard sale may contact Bill Thomas, 352291-2600. Gentle Chair Yoga continuesGentle Chair Yoga will continue Feb. 4 and 11 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Freedom Public Library. It is excellent for anyone with limited mobility. Call Ingrid Crane for further info at 352-854-7950. More on Page 6 Lori Reese, Shady Hill Elementary Reese serves as her schools health clinic assistant and is in her second year on the job. Shes responsible for student health issues, working with health agencies, and is described as upbeat, energetic, very detailed in record-keeping, and a team player. Heather Tedder, Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary Tedder is a paraprofessional in her fourth year at the school (plus four years of volunteering at the same SCHOOL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 school). She works with struggling reading students and is described as a positive person with high expectations, extremely organized, and an independent worker. Liz Mannino, Sunrise Elementary Mannino is an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) paraprofessional. A Sunrise employee for five years, she oversees the school store, serves as translator for many functions, and is described as creative, reliable, responsible, and well organized. Read the classifieds Health Department adds partnership 000ABIW a t t h e K n i g h t s o f C o l u m b u s H a l l 2 3 8 9 W N o r v e l l B r y a n t H w y ( C R 4 8 6 ) L e c a n t o F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o r t i c k e t s c a l l ( 3 5 2 ) 2 3 7 7 0 1 6 e m a i l i r m h o r s t @ a o l c o m G e r m a n A m e r i c a n S o c i a l C l u b i n v i t e s y o u t o S a t u r d a y F e b r u a r y 1 1 2 0 1 2 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $10 No ticket sales at the door L I V E M U S I C & D A N C I N G B a r b a r a S t D e n i s O O M P A H P A H V a r i e t y B a n d F I N G E R S A N D W I C H E S D E S S E R T C o f f e e I n c l u d e d B Y O B 000A82Q ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY Estate Planning Wills Trusts Real Estate Probate Corporations Medicaid Qualifying Tax Law No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer, LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 000A71K 8 6 1 0 4 4 7 8 6 1 0 4 4 7 861 0447 Representing Ocala area residents for over 39 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Between Fire Station & Circle Square, next to Mulch Emporium 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P JR. 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Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 24 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 N EW Y EAR S S PECIALS $ 15 Per Room 000A7AI CARDS & GIFTS Crabtree & Evelyn U n i q u e & U n u s u a l G i f t s f r o m : U n i q u e & U n u s u a l G i f t s f r o m : Unique & Unusual Gifts from: Soap, Bath Gel & Body Lotion NAO Willow Tree Sarahs Angel Jim Shore Precious Moments Painted Ponies Snowbabies YOURS TRULY CARDS & GIFTS P OST O FFICE F LORIDA L OTTERY F AX C OPIES S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, S UITE 135, O CALA 000AB90 For Peace of Mind Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated CALL MICHAEL PEACE REALTOR (352) 789-3518 Cell (352) 854-9717 Office (352) 547-2857 E-Fax mpeace@ellisonrealty.com www.ellisonrealty.com/michaelpeace ELLISON REALTY, INC. 7621 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala, FL 34476 0 0 0 A 9 L 2 O P E N I N G F E B 3 2 0 1 2 is relocating from Jasmine Plaza location to 7763 SW Hwy. 200 (2 miles west) 352-854-5654 SIT-N-PRETTY Pet Grooming 2/2/2 VILLA Split bedrooms, ceramic tile in the living room, dining room, kitchen & baths, vinyl woodgrain bedrooms, A/C 2008. Clean. Move-in ready! MLS# 365396/SR/DUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $51,900 8877-C SW 96TH STREET DIRECTIONS: From main entrance OTOW to 2nd right onto 89th Ct Rd, then T/R onto 96th St to 8877-C on your left IMMACULATE 3/2/2! 1674 sq. ft., great landscaping, newer A/C, gas furnace, screen porch. MLS# 364107/SR/NOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $124,900 9089 SW 95TH AVENUE DIRECTIONS: From OTOW main gate left at 90th St (stop sign), then left on 96th Ct Rd, left on 92nd Pl, rt onto 95th Ave to 9089 on your left. ELEGANT HOME ON CORNER LOT. M any upgrades, appliances, ceiling fans, tile floors thru-out home. 3/2/2 with split plan, formal living room, dining room. L arge kitchen overlooking family room with gas fireplace, laundry room, open patio, 2 sheds. M ove in condition! MLS#365518/LBK/BRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $123,500 8671 SW 66 AVENUE DIRECTIONS: SW Hwy. 200 to 65th Ave Rd (Marion Landings), T/R on SW 86th Pl, to SW 66th Ave, T/L Home on left. THIS CORNER LOT HOME IS A MUST SEE! 2/2/2, eat-in kitchen with numerous cabinets and counterspace. F ormal dining leading to the screened lanai and open pation. N eutral colors for easy decorating. E njoy the community center with pool and many activities. MLS# 363731/LBK/MOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $58,900 6394 SW 108 STREET DIRECTIONS: Hwy 200 West, T/L 103rd St, T/R 62nd Ave Rd, T/L 108th St, Home on right. 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~Friday, January 27, 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. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida 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 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 Steve Zrowka 000ADT9 Lost Lost Ipod Touch, on 1/11 in Kangaroo Gas Station at C39 and 200,please call, my daughter is heartbroken, this was her Christmas, REWARD!! (352) 400-0766 Sales Help Manager Needed Openings in mgt. Exp. Prefd but not reqd Training & Benefits $650 -$850. Call Ms. Watson 352-436-4460 Trades/ Skills Drivers Wanted: Calss A-CDL w/hazmat. Company & O/Os Lots of Freight to move!! CAll 877-893-9645 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 Auctions 2 AUCTIONS THURS. Jan. 26 Estate Auction Prev:12 Auction 3PM Outside 6PM Inside 2009 Pontiac Vibe/w Onstar 54K, 1997 PU Mazda SOLD @ 5:30. 1980 Corvette, blue, ivory int., 120K mi. 13.5FT Delquay Run-about, 40HP Evinrude, Front load washr/dryer, designer furn., hshld & tools FRI. JAN. 27 Prev: 4PM Auction 6PM Car nival & V intage Glass Auction Live & On Line 125 lots of Fenton, Imperial, Northwood, Opalescent, Depression, Early Pressed Glass & More! DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc General A-1 BUYER! 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Call (352) 726-9369 Sale or Rent LECANTO 55+ FOR RENT OR SALE 1/1, Furnished $525. 2/2 Furnished $550. 352-287-9175, 746-1189 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. Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. On Top Of The World FOR SALE BY HOMEOWNER 2/2/1 End Villa. Lots of extras. $75,500 Check list #ORL27190 BuyOwner.com352-861-5666 Inverness Homes Have it all! Inverness Over Flowing With Value!!! 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 miniumn $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $212,500. (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 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 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Vehicles Wanted 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 We BUY Cars, Trucks Vans & SUVs, lic/Ins hogstenautosales .com (352) 867-9057 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP CORRAL SHOW19th Annual Sumter Swap MeetsSUMTER COUNTY Fairgrounds, BushnellFeb. 17, 18, 19th 1-800-438-8559 Care For the Elderly CNA HHA Home Companion Loving Care for Your Love Ones (352)361-0756 MOBILE HAIR CARE FULL SERVICE IN YOUR HOME LICENSED BEAUTICIAN/CNA WILL SERVICE THE HOME BOUND AND ELDERLY. CALL CATHY (352) 237-3347 Read the classifieds Check out our website www.smcitizen.com Community calendar Friday, Jan. 27 High Twelve Club meetsThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club 665 will hold a luncheon and meeting on Friday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The guest speaker will be Dave Schlenker, columnist for the Ocala Star Banner. Following the meeting, we will have a buffet lunch. The cost is $12 per person. All Master Masons and guests are invited. Reservations are required. Telephone Bob Brady at 352-854 9612 for reservations or further information. 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. Car show scheduled The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 145 Marion County will be holding its annual car show Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Market of Marion, 12888 S.E. U.S. Highway 441, Belleview. Admission is free. Car registration is $20. Vendor space available. For information, call 352-236-3069. 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 352-5953365 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.SPCA used book saleThe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Marion County is holding a used book sale on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to noon next to Winn Dixie at 8445 S.W. State Road 200 in Friendship Center. This time all books are paperbacks priced at 25 cents each. 000AEKI National Cremation Society Topics Include: Preplanning Options Veterans Benefits Travel Protection Interest-Free Financing Please, First-Time Attendees Only Floridas Oldest and Largest N ATIONAL C REMATION S OCIETY FREE Seminar at T h i n k i n g A b o u t Thinking About C r e m a t i o n ? 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BY CAROLYN TEN BROECK Williston Pioneer Sun NewsGet your engines revving for a good cause as the first City of Williston Wings and Wheels fly-in and car show zips into town as a fund-raiser for the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens (LARC). The day starts March 3 at the Williston Municipal Airport with a fly in. All pilots who want to show off their aircraft are encouraged to attend, said one of the event organizers, Dennis Strow. If you like having your feet on the ground, bring your classic car and showcase your pride and joy, alongside the aircraft. At around 3 p.m., with a police escort, the cars will make their way into town in a motorcade and will end at Heritage Park where they will be on display for the next five hours. At the park, visitors will be able to shop or visit at boothsall owned or operated by Williston merchants or members of the Williston Chamber of Commerce. That night, sway to the tunes of Old Skool, an area band that plays a good mix of most everything. This is about showing off Williston, Strow said. It will raise money for LARC and promote the town. This is Hometown USA and Williston is the best kept secret around, he said. The event, held rain or shine, should draw in car owners for miles, Strow said. There is no cost to participate at the park, he said. There is a $5 fee for the escorted cruise through town. Anyone wanting to have a booth at Heritage Park should contact the chamber at 528-5552. Registration for the car show is $15 by Feb. 22. Make checks payable to LARC and send to WPD, Attn: Car Show, 5 S.W. 1st Ave., Williston, FL 32696. Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Marions Most Wanted Amanda Branda 32, felony violation of probation count 1 child abuse. Kevin Candelaria 46, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 drive while license revoked as habitual offender. Savannah Cooper 23, felony warrant count 1 driving while license suspended revoked; count 2 providing false name/identification to law enforcement officer. David Crooks 35, felony violation of probation 2 counts aggravated assault with weapon no intent. Antonio Gordon 24, felony violation of probation obstruct crime investigation. Marco Watkins 35, felony warrant count 1 sale of cocaine; count 2 possession of cocaine. BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com An OTOW Lions Club update and a reminder of the upcoming New Pretenders performance constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings updates. Lions Club On Nov. 16, the OTOW Lions Club, in partnership with Volunteers of American, completed furnishing two living quarters at the Ritz Hotel for homeless veterans, thanks to the generosity of OTOW Communities, Ac/Atina Self-Storage, Senior Transitions, Walmart 200, and others. Although completed, some additional items have been added to help turn these rooms into homes. At the clubs regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 10, it was reported that applications for residency are now being taken, and club members are very excited to see these rooms become homes to two worthy veterans who have served their country.New Pretenders TroupeThe New Pretenders are gearing up for another show. Celebrate! is all-new and guaranteed to entertain you for two solid hours. Performances are slated for Feb. 10 and 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. A spokesperson for the New Pretenders Troupe says, 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 Lions complete work for vets at Ritz OTOW HAPPENINGS John and Mary Miks, who have lived in Ocala for 22 years, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 28. They were married in Detroit. They are charter members of the West Marion Moose Lodge, and parents of Linda Morrell of Ocala and Larry Miks of Warren, Michigan. They have four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. They live in Deer Creek. Married for 65 years Wings and Wheels coming to Williston Rotary Discovery Fest The 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. SECO to help college-bound studentsUp to 12 deserving high school seniors from Sumter Electric Cooperatives service territory will receive assistance from the Co-op this year to go on to college or a technical school following high school. The SECO Board of Trustees recently voted to continue the Co-ops popular scholarship program which, over the years, has helped many deserving students attain higher learning when that might have been more difficult otherwise. The students chosen to receive SECO Scholarships in 2012 will each be the beneficiaries of a $2,500 grant to assist them in their pursuit of higher education. All applicants will be evaluated by an independent panel of educators from around the SECO service territory. To qualify, graduates must reside in a home being served by SECO and be enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school by the end of 2012. Applications are now available at area high school guidance offices and at any of SECOs customer service centers in Marion, Lake, Citrus, and Sumter counties. They must be returned to SECO no later than March 30, 2012. 0009HCX RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com horses bringing a total of $1,458,400 at the corresponding session in 2011. The average price was $17,845, up 43.2 percent from $12,465 a year ago, while the median price was $15,000, up 66.7 percent from $9,000 in 2011. The buyback percentage was 29 percent; it was 28.2 percent last year. For the Horses of Racing Age section, 74 horses sold for a total of $1,033,200, averaging $13,962 with a $6,500 median price. The buyback percentage was 25.3 percent. Next on the OBS agenda is the March Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 and 14. The Under Tack Show is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9. The OBS Day of Champions races will be run on Monday, March 12. Complete OBS Sales results are available shortly after the conclusion of each session at the companys website at obssales.com http://www.obssales.com/>. Email should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. OBS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Help bring the joy of reading to children who may not otherwise have books in their lives. A drive to collect books for Goodwills BookWorks preschool literacy program starts Feb. 1 and runs through March 14. Please consider donating new or like-new books for children ages 2 through 5, or volunteering for the program. Throughout the year, volunteers for Goodwills BookWorks program read to children at Head Start centers and then present each child with a personalized book to take home. Last year, the program put more than 31,000 books into the hands of preschool children from needy families. To donate books, attach a note indicating they are For BookWorks and drop them off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site in Marion, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando or Polk counties. For store and donation site locations, visit www.goodwillsuncoast.orghttp://www.goodwill-suncoast.org/ or call toll-free 888-279-1988. To volunteer for BookWorks, call Goodwill Community Relations at 888-279-1988, ext. 1013 or 1976. Literacy plan needs books, volunteers A man who said he was in the area to sell magazines was accused of misdemeanor possession of marijuana after he was checked by a deputy near an empty store in Friendship Center. Deputies stopped Laron D. Richardson, 22, of the Panhandle city of Baker, and a North Carolina man who was with him. The men said they were trying to sell magazines in the neighborhood. A pocket knife was seen clipped to Richardsons pocket, and he was asked to empty his pockets. In doing so, a small bag of what later proved to be marijuana was taken out. He was taken into custody. The North Carolina man was not arrested. Jaclyn Corin Ericson, 18, of Ocala and Maite Isabel Torres-Martinez, 19, of Huron, South Dakota are both accused of attempted armed robbery. Around 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 17, in the parking lot of Winn Dixie, 4417 N.W. Blitchton Road, Ocala, the victim was putting groceries in her truck. The victim told detectives, Torres-Martinez grabbed the victims purse from the shopping cart. The victim and Torres-Martinez struggled for nearly a minute over the purse. During that time, TorresMartinez reportedly told the victim I have a knife. I cut you. TorresMartinez did show the victim the knife. The victim was able to get away with her purse. The suspects took off in a four-door maroon car. A second witness was able to give detectives a description of the suspects. Wednesday, Jan. 18, detectives were canvassing the area near the incident, when the maroon car (with two females inside) drove by. The females matched the descriptions of the suspects from the attempted armed robbery. 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BRIEFS Flyover construction to close some lanesRoad construction associated with the Southwest 42nd Street Flyover Project will prompt temporary lane closures from Jan. 30 to March 30 at the following locations: Southwest 42nd Street west of the Southwest 27th Avenue intersection. Southwest 31st Avenue between Southwest 42nd Street and Southwest 41st Street. Construction crews will place proper signage and barricades to direct motorists through and around the work areas. Motorists may experience intermittent delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible. Adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances may affect the work schedule. INDEX Bookmark...........................19 Cherrywood......................15 Classified.............................25 Lend a Hand......................14 Oak Run...............................22 Opinion`................................8 OTOW...................................26 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley.............................18 Puzzles.................................20CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 35 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering free credit monitoring to more than 2,200 veterans whose personal information, including Social Security numbers, was posted on Ancestry.com following the mistaken release of data through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). VA places the highest priority upon safeguarding the personal information of our Veterans, said Jerry L. Davis, VAs chief information security officer. When lapses occur, we will immediately take prompt remedial action, such as notification. The family history website, which provides access to genealogical and historical information, had requested information from VA about deceased veterans. Under FOIA, VA is obligated to release requested records upon written request unless they may be withheld. Therefore, VA provided the website with the data on March 18, 2011. On Dec. 13, 2011, after the information had been posted on the history website, VA learned that it included data about some living veterans because some of the death reports provided to the website were inaccurate. Fortunately, no personal health information was included in this data release, Davis said. Ancestry.com has worked with us and immediately removed all the information that we had supplied them. There is no indication personally identifiable information of any veteran has been misused. However, VA is still notifying all potentially affected veterans so they can be vigilant and take steps to protect against identity theft. VA is also offering credit monitoring for one year at no charge to every veteran whose name was mistakenly released and posted on the history website. FOIA requires federal agencies to disclose requested records unless they may be withheld under specific statutory exemptions. Under FOIA, VA was obligated to provide the website with the name, social security number, date of birth, date of death, military branch assignments, and the dates of entry on active duty and release from active duty for deceased veterans. VA has launched an effort to determine why information about living veterans was included in a database about deceased veterans. The error did not affect the VA benefits of any veteran. VA is committed to protecting veterans personal information and to improving information processing to avoid erroneous data. Veterans who believe they may have been affected by this incident who have not been notified by VA may verify whether their information was involved by writing to: Department of Veterans Affairs, OIT Privacy Officer (005R1A), 810 Vermont Ave., NW Washington DC 20420, (Attn: Garnett Best). Affected veterans can request a free credit report for one year from one or more of the three national credit bureaus by calling 1877-322-8228 or by visiting http://www.annualcreditreport. com. Information about this and other protections, including placing a fraud alert on credit accounts, is available by calling the Federal Trade Commission at its toll free number, 1-877-438-4338, or by visiting its website, http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html. VA accidentally releases living vets records Free credit monitoring offered Gardeners visit nursery Members of the Garden Club at Cherrywood recently paid a visit to Bob Wines Nursery. For todays Cherrywood news, please turn to Page 15. Hip No. 328, a yearling colt by Congrats consigned by Strouds Lane Farm LLC, went to Bortolazzo Stable, LLC for $90,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2012 Winter Mixed Sale. The chestnut colt is out of Summer School, by Royal Academy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mud Route. Hip No. 473, a Two Step Salsa colt consigned by Get Away Farm, Agent, was sold to Summerfield, Agent, for $50,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Haute Monde, by Malabar Gold, a half sister to graded stakes placed Ellwood and Jake. Hip No. 483, a filly by City Zip consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to H. H., Agent for $45,000. The chestnut filly is out of Iron Red, by Brief Ruckus, a half sister to graded stakes winner Si Si Sezyou. Norman Hendry went to $32,000 for Hip No. 393, Hot Dixie Storm, a filly by High Cotton consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Breaking Storm, by Stormy Atlantic, a half sister to stakes winner Peace Symbol. For the session, 174 horses grossed $1,316,300 compared with 192 horses selling for a total of $917,600 last year. The average price of $7,565 was a 58.3 percent increase from $4,779 in 2011 while the median price of $4,850 increased 70.2 percent from $2,850. The buyback percentage was 26.0 percent; it was 31.7 percent a year ago. For Tuesdays Consignor Preferred session, 71 horses grossed $1,267,000 compared with 117 More $$$ made at OBS sale The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Marion County has announced the Salute to Senior ServiceSM program to honor senior volunteers for the tireless contributions they make to their local communities. The program will include a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state and culminate with the selection of a national Salute to Senior Service winner during Older Americans Month in May. Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nominations will be accepted at www.SalutetoSeniorService.com through March 15. Nomination forms also can be requested at ckoehler@homeinsteadinc.com. State Senior Hero winners will receive plaques, and their stories will be posted on the SalutetoSeniorService.com website. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winners nonprofit charity of choice. According to research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care network, 52 percent of seniors volunteer their time through unpaid community service. Nearly 20 percent (one in five) of seniors surveyed started volunteering when they reached the traditional age of retirement 65 or older. Furthermore, 20 percent of seniors who volunteer say that their community service is the most important thing they do. Helping others defines life for many local retired seniors, said Jim Samuelson owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Marion County. And what a difference we have observed in seniors health, attitude and outlook among those who choose to stay active as they age. Dr. Erwin Tan, director of the Senior Corps, a national organization that links more than 400,000 Americans 55 and older to service opportunities, agrees. The one thing that I hear constantly from the seniors in our programs is that volunteering gives them a purpose in life they say that its the reason they get up in the morning. In addition, its a great way for them to learn new things whether a skill or just something about an issue in which they have an interest, Tan said. Volunteering is just a great way to expand their horizons and feel like theyre still a valuable part of their community. For more information, call 352622-6447. Search on for top senior volunteers PLEASESEEOBS PAGE2 Greek Festival this weekend If you love exceptional Greek entertainment and food, you wont want to miss the annual Greek Festival. St. Marks Greek Orthodox Church is hosting its 12th annual Greek Festival on Jan. 27, 28 and 29, at 9926 S.E. 36th Ave. (C.R. 467) just north of Belleview High School. Please join us for Amazing Greek food plus an endless variety of delicious Greek pastries. Also featuring live music, Greek and Irish dancers, local folk dancers, childrens activities, vendors, raffle drawings, and much more. Enjoy all things Greek. Listen and dance to Greek music while sampling delicious Greek foods and exquisite pastries. Outdoor vendors and crafts include the Kids Midway of childrens activities and rides provided by Spotlight Amusements, face painting, sand art, along with other activities for children and families! Parking is free, and admission is only $1 donation. Hours Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.



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BRIEFS Flyover construction to close some lanesRoad construction associated with the Southwest 42nd Street Flyover Project will prompt temporary lane closures from Jan. 30 to March 30 at the following locations: Southwest 42nd Street west of the Southwest 27th Avenue intersection. Southwest 31st Avenue between Southwest 42nd Street and Southwest 41st Street. Construction crews will place proper signage and barricades to direct motorists through and around the work areas. Motorists may experience intermittent delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible. Adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances may affect the work schedule. INDEX Bookmark...........................19 Cherrywood......................15 Classified.............................25 Lend a Hand......................14 Oak Run...............................22 Opinion`................................8 OTOW...................................26 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley.............................18 Puzzles.................................20CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 35 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering free credit monitoring to more than 2,200 veterans whose personal information, including Social Security numbers, was posted on Ancestry.com following the mistaken release of data through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). VA places the highest priority upon safeguarding the personal information of our Veterans, said Jerry L. Davis, VAs chief information security officer. When lapses occur, we will immediately take prompt remedial action, such as notification. The family history website, which provides access to genealogical and historical information, had requested information from VA about deceased veterans. Under FOIA, VA is obligated to release requested records upon written request unless they may be withheld. Therefore, VA provided the website with the data on March 18, 2011. On Dec. 13, 2011, after the information had been posted on the history website, VA learned that it included data about some living veterans because some of the death reports provided to the website were inaccurate. Fortunately, no personal health information was included in this data release, Davis said. Ancestry.com has worked with us and immediately removed all the information that we had supplied them. There is no indication personally identifiable information of any veteran has been misused. However, VA is still notifying all potentially affected veterans so they can be vigilant and take steps to protect against identity theft. VA is also offering credit monitoring for one year at no charge to every veteran whose name was mistakenly released and posted on the history website. FOIA requires federal agencies to disclose requested records unless they may be withheld under specific statutory exemptions. Under FOIA, VA was obligated to provide the website with the name, social security number, date of birth, date of death, military branch assignments, and the dates of entry on active duty and release from active duty for deceased veterans. VA has launched an effort to determine why information about living veterans was included in a database about deceased veterans. The error did not affect the VA benefits of any veteran. VA is committed to protecting veterans personal information and to improving information processing to avoid erroneous data. Veterans who believe they may have been affected by this incident who have not been notified by VA may verify whether their information was involved by writing to: Department of Veterans Affairs, OIT Privacy Officer (005R1A), 810 Vermont Ave., NW Washington DC 20420, (Attn: Garnett Best). Affected veterans can request a free credit report for one year from one or more of the three national credit bureaus by calling 1877-322-8228 or by visiting http://www.annualcreditreport. com. Information about this and other protections, including placing a fraud alert on credit accounts, is available by calling the Federal Trade Commission at its toll free number, 1-877-438-4338, or by visiting its website, http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html. VA accidentally releases living vets records Free credit monitoring offered Gardeners visit nurseryMembers of the Garden Club at Cherrywood recently paid a visit to Bob Wines Nursery. For todays Cherrywood news, please turn to Page 15. Hip No. 328, a yearling colt by Congrats consigned by Strouds Lane Farm LLC, went to Bortolazzo Stable, LLC for $90,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2012 Winter Mixed Sale. The chestnut colt is out of Summer School, by Royal Academy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mud Route. Hip No. 473, a Two Step Salsa colt consigned by Get Away Farm, Agent, was sold to Summerfield, Agent, for $50,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Haute Monde, by Malabar Gold, a half sister to graded stakes placed Ellwood and Jake. Hip No. 483, a filly by City Zip consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to H. H., Agent for $45,000. The chestnut filly is out of Iron Red, by Brief Ruckus, a half sister to graded stakes winner Si Si Sezyou. Norman Hendry went to $32,000 for Hip No. 393, Hot Dixie Storm, a filly by High Cotton consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Breaking Storm, by Stormy Atlantic, a half sister to stakes winner Peace Symbol. For the session, 174 horses grossed $1,316,300 compared with 192 horses selling for a total of $917,600 last year. The average price of $7,565 was a 58.3 percent increase from $4,779 in 2011 while the median price of $4,850 increased 70.2 percent from $2,850. The buyback percentage was 26.0 percent; it was 31.7 percent a year ago. For Tuesdays Consignor Preferred session, 71 horses grossed $1,267,000 compared with 117 More $$$ made at OBS sale The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Marion County has announced the Salute to Senior ServiceSM program to honor senior volunteers for the tireless contributions they make to their local communities. The program will include a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state and culminate with the selection of a national Salute to Senior Service winner during Older Americans Month in May. Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nominations will be accepted at www.SalutetoSeniorService.com through March 15. Nomination forms also can be requested at ckoehler@homeinsteadinc.com. State Senior Hero winners will receive plaques, and their stories will be posted on the SalutetoSeniorService.com website. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winners nonprofit charity of choice. According to research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care network, 52 percent of seniors volunteer their time through unpaid community service. Nearly 20 percent (one in five) of seniors surveyed started volunteering when they reached the traditional age of retirement 65 or older. Furthermore, 20 percent of seniors who volunteer say that their community service is the most important thing they do. Helping others defines life for many local retired seniors, said Jim Samuelson owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Marion County. And what a difference we have observed in seniors health, attitude and outlook among those who choose to stay active as they age. Dr. Erwin Tan, director of the Senior Corps, a national organization that links more than 400,000 Americans 55 and older to service opportunities, agrees. The one thing that I hear constantly from the seniors in our programs is that volunteering gives them a purpose in life they say that its the reason they get up in the morning. In addition, its a great way for them to learn new things whether a skill or just something about an issue in which they have an interest, Tan said. Volunteering is just a great way to expand their horizons and feel like theyre still a valuable part of their community. For more information, call 352622-6447. Search on for top senior volunteers PLEASESEEOBS, PAGE2 Greek Festival this weekendIf you love exceptional Greek entertainment and food, you wont want to miss the annual Greek Festival. St. Marks Greek Orthodox Church is hosting its 12th annual Greek Festival on Jan. 27, 28 and 29, at 9926 S.E. 36th Ave. (C.R. 467) just north of Belleview High School. Please join us for Amazing Greek food plus an endless variety of delicious Greek pastries. Also featuring live music, Greek and Irish dancers, local folk dancers, childrens activities, vendors, raffle drawings, and much more. Enjoy all things Greek. Listen and dance to Greek music while sampling delicious Greek foods and exquisite pastries. Outdoor vendors and crafts include the Kids Midway of childrens activities and rides provided by Spotlight Amusements, face painting, sand art, along with other activities for children and families! Parking is free, and admission is only $1 donation. Hours Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.

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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com horses bringing a total of $1,458,400 at the corresponding session in 2011. The average price was $17,845, up 43.2 percent from $12,465 a year ago, while the median price was $15,000, up 66.7 percent from $9,000 in 2011. The buyback percentage was 29 percent; it was 28.2 percent last year. For the Horses of Racing Age section, 74 horses sold for a total of $1,033,200, averaging $13,962 with a $6,500 median price. The buyback percentage was 25.3 percent. Next on the OBS agenda is the March Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 and 14. The Under Tack Show is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9. The OBS Day of Champions races will be run on Monday, March 12. Complete OBS Sales results are available shortly after the conclusion of each session at the companys website at obssales.com http://www.obssales.com/>. Email should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. OBSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Help bring the joy of reading to children who may not otherwise have books in their lives. A drive to collect books for Goodwills BookWorks preschool literacy program starts Feb. 1 and runs through March 14. Please consider donating new or like-new books for children ages 2 through 5, or volunteering for the program. Throughout the year, volunteers for Goodwills BookWorks program read to children at Head Start centers and then present each child with a personalized book to take home. Last year, the program put more than 31,000 books into the hands of preschool children from needy families. To donate books, attach a note indicating they are For BookWorks and drop them off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site in Marion, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando or Polk counties. For store and donation site locations, visit www.goodwillsuncoast.orghttp://www.goodwill-suncoast.org/ or call toll-free 888-279-1988. To volunteer for BookWorks, call Goodwill Community Relations at 888-279-1988, ext. 1013 or 1976. Literacy plan needs books, volunteers A man who said he was in the area to sell magazines was accused of misdemeanor possession of marijuana after he was checked by a deputy near an empty store in Friendship Center. Deputies stopped Laron D. Richardson, 22, of the Panhandle city of Baker, and a North Carolina man who was with him. The men said they were trying to sell magazines in the neighborhood. A pocket knife was seen clipped to Richardsons pocket, and he was asked to empty his pockets. In doing so, a small bag of what later proved to be marijuana was taken out. He was taken into custody. The North Carolina man was not arrested. Jaclyn Corin Ericson, 18, of Ocala and Maite Isabel Torres-Martinez, 19, of Huron, South Dakota are both accused of attempted armed robbery. Around 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 17, in the parking lot of Winn Dixie, 4417 N.W. Blitchton Road, Ocala, the victim was putting groceries in her truck. The victim told detectives, Torres-Martinez grabbed the victims purse from the shopping cart. The victim and Torres-Martinez struggled for nearly a minute over the purse. During that time, TorresMartinez reportedly told the victim I have a knife. I cut you. TorresMartinez did show the victim the knife. The victim was able to get away with her purse. The suspects took off in a four-door maroon car. A second witness was able to give detectives a description of the suspects. Wednesday, Jan. 18, detectives were canvassing the area near the incident, when the maroon car (with two females inside) drove by. The females matched the descriptions of the suspects from the attempted armed robbery. 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BY CAROLYN TEN BROECK Williston Pioneer Sun NewsGet your engines revving for a good cause as the first City of Williston Wings and Wheels fly-in and car show zips into town as a fund-raiser for the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens (LARC). The day starts March 3 at the Williston Municipal Airport with a fly in. All pilots who want to show off their aircraft are encouraged to attend, said one of the event organizers, Dennis Strow. If you like having your feet on the ground, bring your classic car and showcase your pride and joy, alongside the aircraft. At around 3 p.m., with a police escort, the cars will make their way into town in a motorcade and will end at Heritage Park where they will be on display for the next five hours. At the park, visitors will be able to shop or visit at boothsall owned or operated by Williston merchants or members of the Williston Chamber of Commerce. That night, sway to the tunes of Old Skool, an area band that plays a good mix of most everything. This is about showing off Williston, Strow said. It will raise money for LARC and promote the town. This is Hometown USA and Williston is the best kept secret around, he said. The event, held rain or shine, should draw in car owners for miles, Strow said. There is no cost to participate at the park, he said. There is a $5 fee for the escorted cruise through town. Anyone wanting to have a booth at Heritage Park should contact the chamber at 528-5552. Registration for the car show is $15 by Feb. 22. Make checks payable to LARC and send to WPD, Attn: Car Show, 5 S.W. 1st Ave., Williston, FL 32696. Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Marions Most Wanted Amanda Branda, 32, felony violation of probation count 1 child abuse. Kevin Candelaria, 46, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 drive while license revoked as habitual offender. Savannah Cooper, 23, felony warrant count 1 driving while license suspended revoked; count 2 providing false name/identification to law enforcement officer. David Crooks, 35, felony violation of probation 2 counts aggravated assault with weapon no intent. Antonio Gordon, 24, felony violation of probation obstruct crime investigation. Marco Watkins, 35, felony warrant count 1 sale of cocaine; count 2 possession of cocaine. BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comAn OTOW Lions Club update and a reminder of the upcoming New Pretenders performance constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings updates.Lions ClubOn Nov. 16, the OTOW Lions Club, in partnership with Volunteers of American, completed furnishing two living quarters at the Ritz Hotel for homeless veterans, thanks to the generosity of OTOW Communities, Ac/Atina Self-Storage, Senior Transitions, Walmart 200, and others. Although completed, some additional items have been added to help turn these rooms into homes. At the clubs regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 10, it was reported that applications for residency are now being taken, and club members are very excited to see these rooms become homes to two worthy veterans who have served their country.New Pretenders TroupeThe New Pretenders are gearing up for another show. Celebrate! is all-new and guaranteed to entertain you for two solid hours. Performances are slated for Feb. 10 and 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. A spokesperson for the New Pretenders Troupe says, 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 Lions complete work for vets at Ritz OTOW HAPPENINGS John and Mary Miks, who have lived in Ocala for 22 years, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 28. They were married in Detroit. They are charter members of the West Marion Moose Lodge, and parents of Linda Morrell of Ocala and Larry Miks of Warren, Michigan. They have four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. They live in Deer Creek. Married for 65 years Wings and Wheels coming to Williston Rotary Discovery FestThe 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. SECO to help college-bound studentsUp to 12 deserving high school seniors from Sumter Electric Cooperatives service territory will receive assistance from the Co-op this year to go on to college or a technical school following high school. 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( O c a l a L o c a t i o n ) 1 3 1 5 S E 2 5 t h L o o p S u i t e 1 0 4 O c a l a F L 3 6 9 5 4 4 0 ( J a s m i n e P a r k ) 6 0 7 5 S W 7 3 r d S t R d O c a l a F L 3 6 9 5 4 4 0 On Staff At MRMC, ORMC & W est Marion Hospitals Excellent Primary Care Service For Y our Urgent Needs Expertise In Management of: Expertise In Management of: Dr Uday S. Mishra, MD Board Certified Internal Medicine Osteoporosis Osteo-Arthritis Allergic Rhinitis, Allergic Dermatitis Removal of Small Skin Lumps & Lesion Medical Treatment for Overweight Diabetes Mellitus 000A76J 000A76J 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Gr andf ather Clock 352-87 3-7 587 GRANDF A THER CLOCK REP AIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 A 8 O T

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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~Friday, January 27, 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. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida 000A7N7 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 Handyman StevesHandymanService(352) 854-4927Steve Zrowka000ADT9 Lo s t Lost Ipod T ouch, on 1/11 in Kangaroo Gas Station at C39 and 200,please call, my daughter is heartbroken, this was her Christmas, REW ARD!! (352) 400-0766 Sales Help Manager NeededOpenings in mgt. Exp. Prefd but not reqd Training & Benefits $650 -$850. Call Ms. Watson 352-436-4460 T ra des/ Skills Drivers W anted: Calss ACDL w/hazmat. Company & O/Os Lots of Fr eight to move!! CAll 877-893-9645 Schools/ Instruction NEED A NEWCAREER?2 W eek Courses! NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475. EKG $475. ALF ADMINISTRATOR $300.taylor college.edu (352) 245-4119 Auctions 2 AUCTIONS THURS. Jan. 26 Estate Auction Pr ev:12 Auction 3PM Outside 6PM Inside 2009 Pontiac V ibe/w Onstar 54K, 1997 PU Mazda SOLD @ 5:30. 1980 Cor vette, blue, ivory int., 120K mi. 13.5FT Delquay Run-about, 40HP Evinrude, Fr ont load washr/dryer designer furn., hshld & tools FRI. JAN. 27 Pr ev: 4PM Auction 6PM Car nival & V intage Glass Auction Live & On Line 125 lots of Fenton, Imperial, Northwood, Opalescent, Depression, Early Pressed Glass & More! DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc General A-1 BUYER!Old Costume Jewelry, Items of Value, Antiques, Fishing Mens Watches, Guns352-344-3809 For Sale, Good used western saddle $ 85.00, 352-873-6033 General LOOSE WEIGHT GAIN ENERGYScientifically Based nutritional Program for weight management, stress relief and energy increase Call (352) 291-1943 for a free Consultation visit http:\\PhilipConnie.gr ateshapetoday.com Samsung 17 computer monitor, siring included. excel. cond. $25.00 861-0321 Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOWBROOKSVILLE HSC CLUBSat. Jan. 28th 9-5p Sun. Jan 29th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 W anted to Buy Ca$h for Old Stuf fJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info(352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 GUNS WANTEDCollector will Pay fair prices for your Unwanted Fir e Arms(352) 873-7587 W ANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE Any Ar ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Sale or Rent LECANTO 55+ FOR RENT OR SALE 1/1, Furnished $525. 2/2 Furnished $550. 352-287-9175, 746-1189 Rent: Houses Unfurnished 55+ SPRUCE CREEK NORTH2 Bd/2Ba/2 car gar age excel. cond. scr n. lanai Immed. occupancy $650 mo. Includes ammenities (352) 266-0516. Real Es t ate F or Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. On T op Of The W orld FOR SALE BY HOMEOWNER2/2/1 End V illa. Lots of extras. $75,500 Check list #ORL27190 BuyOwner .com352-861-5666 Inv erness Homes Have it all! Inverness Over Flowing With Value!!! 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 miniumn $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $212,500. (Price below Estimate Zillow.com) Contact owner, 352-556-1510, 352-238-6274 email: rosepub@excite.com Homosa ssa Homes Riverhaven V illage, Homosassa, FL GREA T LOCA TION, GREA T HOUSE, GREA T NEIGHBORHOOD! 2147 sf, 3/2 + lr/dr comb, den, sunroom, inside laundry all appliances. blt. by Rusaw in 1989, well maint ained, 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 @t amp abay .rr .com Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Housesone block, one doublewide. $175K 352-854-5564 352-465-2159 Recreation Vehicles Infinity 99 M/Homeby 4 W inds, 35 T riton 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 V illage Route 40 W Dunnellon call for tour (352) 465-6335 W as $22,500 Now $19,750 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 V ehicles W anted WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPer fect Cond or not Titled,No title, No pr oblem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Cars We BUYCars, T rucks V ans & SUVs, lic/Ins hogstenautosales .com (352) 867-9057 Cla ssic V ehicles AUTO SW AP CORRAL SHOW19th Annual Sumter Swap MeetsSUMTER COUNTY Fairgrounds, BushnellFeb. 17, 18, 19th1-800-438-8559 Care F or the Elderly CNA HHA Home CompanionLoving Car e for Y our Love Ones(352)361-0756 MOBILE HAIR CAREFULL SER VICE IN YOUR HOME LICENSED BEAUTICIAN/CNA WILL SER VICE THE HOME BOUND AND ELDERL Y CALL CA THY (352) 237-3347 Read the classifieds Check out our website www.smcitizen.com Community calendar Friday, Jan. 27 High Twelve Club meetsThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club 665 will hold a luncheon and meeting on Friday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The guest speaker will be Dave Schlenker, columnist for the Ocala Star Banner. Following the meeting, we will have a buffet lunch. The cost is $12 per person. All Master Masons and guests are invited. Reservations are required. Telephone Bob Brady at 352-854 9612 for reservations or further information. 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.Car show scheduledThe Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 145 Marion County will be holding its annual car show Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Market of Marion, 12888 S.E. U.S. Highway 441, Belleview. Admission is free. Car registration is $20. Vendor space available. For information, call 352-236-3069.Camellia show scheduledThe 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 352-5953365 or visit www.americancamellias.org and look for the Ocala Camellia Society web page. Rally for Life scheduledRally 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.SPCA used book saleThe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Marion County is holding a used book sale on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to noon next to Winn Dixie at 8445 S.W. State Road 200 in Friendship Center. This time all books are paperbacks priced at 25 cents each. 000AEKI National Cremation Society T opics Include: Preplanning Options V eterans Benefits T ravel Protection Interest-Free Financing Please, First-T ime Attendees Only Florida s Oldest and Largest N A T IONAL C REMA TION S OCIETY FREE Seminar at T h i n k i n g A b o u t Thinking About C r e m a t i o n ? Cr emation? 352-728-0093 Please call for r eservations Limited Seating BOB EV ANS (In fr ont of W almart SR 200) February 7 3:00 p.m. Complimentary Farmhouse lunch will be pr ovided 000ADGH 2011 2011 2011 2011 Be y ond Carpet Cleaning is Air Duct Cleaning Citrus 7 26-4646 SCHEDULE ONLINE A T ST ANLEYSTEEMER.COM 1 -800-S TEEMER Marion 622-5885 000A68I

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The Marion County Health Department and Heart of Florida Health Center announce the formation of a partnership in community health care. Beginning in October 2012, primary care services provided at the health department will be provided by the Heart of Florida Health Center. We are proud to announce this new partnership as it will combine the strengths of the health department and Heart of Florida Health Center, said Nathan Grossman, M.D., director of Marion County Health Department. Heart of Florida Health Centers mission is aligned with improving the health status of the people of Marion County, which is very similar to our mission, to protect and promote health, so it makes sense for us to combine services in order to continue to provide primary care in Marion County. Heart of Florida Health Center provides quality medical, dental and mental health services to all Marion County residents, but in particular to those residents who would not otherwise be able to access these services due to financial limitations and/or lack of health insurance. Heart of Florida Health Center provides health care services throughout Marion County and is pleased to join in partnership with the Marion County Health Department, said Kerrie Jones Clark, CEO of Heart of Florida Health Center. To learn more about Heart of Florida Health Center, visit http://heartoffloridahealthcenter.org/.To learn more about Marion County Health Department, visit http://www.doh.state.fl.us/ chdmarion/. The mission of Heart of Florida Health Center is to improve the overall health status of Marion County residents by providing quality primary medical, dental and mental health services to all residents, but in particular to those residents who would not otherwise be able to access these services due to financial limitation and/or lack of health insurance. The mission of the Marion County Health Department is to protect and promote the health of all residents and visitors in Marion County. If you are interested in joining our Thursday morning league at Spruce Creek Preserve, please contact Jean Travers for further information. ORWGA is a group of ladies who enjoy playing the game of golf as well as the social aspect of the game!Royal Oaks Mens GolfJan. 20 started out cold, but warmed up quite rapidly, and turned into a good game for golf. 48 players showed up and played the usual game of three best net. And the winners were: First place with a score of 196, Charlie Elder, Vince Connolly, John Terry, and Larry Soine; in second with a 19, Ken Frandsen, Frank Kelley, Virgil Hein, and Paul Valois; in third with a 198 Dave Dawson, Bruce Stover, Dick Rizzo, and Joe Paller. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Dave Dawson (2), Steve Szabo, and Don Aubrey. With the weather showing signs of warming up, we look forward to more of our members taking part in the Friday games. Good competition and good companions. See you next week.Carol Anns CornerSince mom hasnt been doing too many Carol Anns Corners lately, this is her cat, Mr. Cody, picking up her slack. I want to tell you about an interesting experience we had lately. One cold morning mom and I were lying in bed just wondering whether we wanted to get up when mom saw something moving past our bedroom window kind of bobbing up and down. She looked closer and it was a huge group of wild turkeys! They were walking in a very orderly and stately line between the houses, across a road and into a small clump of trees. They just kept coming and coming. I dont think we saw the beginning of the procession and mom figured we saw at least 30 of them. They were of all sizes from quite young ones to the large one at the end. He was obviously the head honcho with his great long beard. What a way to start the morning! Mom told her sister, my Aunt Dianne, about it. Aunt Dianne is an avid bird watcher and told us our turkey sighting would have thrilled even the most veteran bird watcher as turkeys are usually very shy and elusive. She said that wily old Tom must have known that no one in Oak Run would have his family in the cross hairs. Aunt Dianne also sent the following lovely poem about mom and me: A tabby cat is a work of art, Every hair in place. Each stripe is etched upon my heart, I love his tiger face. He cuddles up beside my thigh, In warmth and reverie. His loves worth more than money can buy, Hes all the world to me. A hunter loves his dog, A boy can love his rat, But for Irish monks and me, There is nothing like a cat.Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of the Friday before publication. Note there are no hyphens in the address. If you wish to call her, the number is in the Oak Run directory. You may send pictures as jpg attachments. Typed copy or hard copy photos can be placed in Carols cubby across the street from her house but should be submitted earlier as they take longer to process. The names of the people in all photos must be included. Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 Sunday, Jan. 29 Joy night at Christs ChurchJoin 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.Breakfast at the MooseBreakfast at the Lodge is from 9 until 11:30 a.m., serving eggs any style, choice of meats, potatoes, toast, juice, coffee and more at a great price! Come check it out before or after church. 10411 S.W. 110th St., phone is 352854-2200.Tuesday, Jan. 31 Huge yard saleTemple 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.Wednesday, Feb. 1 Public bingo at the MooseEvery Wednesday, bingo is played at the Moose to benefit the Lodges Charity endeavors. Early bird starts at 12:45 p.m. with a variety of lunch specials. Come try your luck at big winnings. 10411 S.W. 110th St., phone is 352854-2200.Thursday, Feb. 2 Concert at Ocala WestThe Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p. m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550.WOW Singles to meetWOW Singles will meet at the following locations. There are no dues. Please call 352-861-9487 or 352-2375842 for more info. Feb. 2, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., El Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 4011 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Feb. 16, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Horse and Hound, 6998 N. U.S. Highway 27.Friday, Feb. 3 Sheriffs Office sells ribs for United WayMarion County Sheriffs Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 3, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriffs complex at 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available. For tickets and more information call Judge Cochran at 352-368-3594 or Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598. Saturday, Feb. 4 Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 8732276Church hosts yard saleThe Crossroad Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., will host a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 4, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families and vendors can rent a space for $10. Call Marie, 352-817-4006 to save a place. Lions Club holds yard saleThe Ocala Lions Club will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 4 to raise funds to sponsor a service dog. The sale is set for the old Porters Nursery located in the Friendship Shopping Plaza, from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. Gently used household items as well as furniture will be offered. Anyone wanting to donate items, other than clothing, for the yard sale may contact Bill Thomas, 352291-2600. Gentle Chair Yoga continuesGentle Chair Yoga will continue Feb. 4 and 11 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Freedom Public Library. It is excellent for anyone with limited mobility. Call Ingrid Crane for further info at 352-854-7950. More on Page 6 Lori Reese, Shady Hill Elementary Reese serves as her schools health clinic assistant and is in her second year on the job. Shes responsible for student health issues, working with health agencies, and is described as upbeat, energetic, very detailed in record-keeping, and a team player. Heather Tedder, Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary Tedder is a paraprofessional in her fourth year at the school (plus four years of volunteering at the same SCHOOLCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 school). She works with struggling reading students and is described as a positive person with high expectations, extremely organized, and an independent worker. Liz Mannino, Sunrise Elementary Mannino is an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) paraprofessional. A Sunrise employee for five years, she oversees the school store, serves as translator for many functions, and is described as creative, reliable, responsible, and well organized. Read the classifieds Health Department adds partnership 000ABIW at the Knights of Columbus Hall 2389 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy (CR 486) Lecanto For more information or tickets call (352) 237-7016 email irmhorst@aol.com German American Social Club invites you to Saturday February 11, 2012 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $10 No ticket sales at the door LIVE MUSIC & DANCING! Barbara St. Denis OOM-PAH-PAH Variety Band FINGER SANDWICHES, DESSERT, Coffee Included BYOB! 000A82Q ALL F AITH CREMA TION SOCIETY Est a te Planning Wills T rusts Real Est a te Pr oba te Corpor a tions M edicaid Qualifying T ax L a w No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Befor e you decide, ask us to send you fr ee written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer LL.M (T AX) Attorney At Law 000A71K 861 0447 861 0447 861 0447 Repr esenting Ocala ar ea r esidents for over 39 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 7743 S.W S.R. 200 Between Fir e Station & Cir cle Squar e, next to Mulch Emporium 237-9225 W .E. BISHO P JR. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 EST A TE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS N O C HARGE F OR I NITIAL C ONSULTATION 000A71H S h a d e s o f B e a u t y 8 6 1 2 0 0 1 Shades of Beauty 861-2001 Ne xt to Scoops L ittle Joeys Big Lots KARENS NAILS KARENS N AILS 816-2457 816-2457 Manicures Spa P edicures Shellac Nails P rescription Nails T oe Nail S oak & Cut Need A Little P ampering? Come See Our Specials! 000ADVM I like to thank all of my clients I lik e to thank all of m y clients for a wonderful 2011. f or a w onderful 2011. Lets start 2012 still taking care of ourselves. Let s start 2012 still taking care of ourselv es $2.00 OFF on Any Manicure $2.00 OFF on An y Manicure $3.00 OFF on a Shellac Manicure $3.00 OFF on a Shellac Manicure $3.00 OFF on a Pedicure $3.00 OFF on a P edicure G o o d Good t h r u thru F e b r u a r y F ebruary Cell: 352-816-2457 Cell: 352-816-2457 Cell: 352-816-2457 0009I5C Singing the hits of the s and s including Lola and the Saints songs fr om their new CD Embraceable Y ou T ickets ar e available at: TSIC Office, CCSO Operations Center Inverness, CCSO Emer gency Operations Center Lecanto, & Havana House Restaurant, Lecanto. T ickets will also be available at the door Music Fun 000AD4K Cleanmaster CLEANM A S TER C ARPET & UPHOL S TER Y CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Y ears 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK W e Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning A vailable. 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 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. Little Theatre Sex Please, Were SixtyLast week we mentioned the workings of our scenery department and the need for a large production team to put on a show. The following are production roles that need to be filled for each play: producer, director, stage manager, set construction, prompter, program editor, publicity, advertising sales, house manager, tickets, costumes, props. lights, audio, makeup, dressers and ushers. The cast is the smallest number of people in a play but because they are visible they get the public acclaim. But without support from the production team, there would be no show. Under each of the titles listed, there are many assistant, too numerous to name. They work tirelessly not for fame, just the love of the work they do! Tickets for the dinner theatre on March 22 and the shows on the 23rd through the 25th are selling briskly. Sale dates for February in the Orchid Club are: Feb. 7 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Feb. 8 from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., Feb. 11 from 8 to 10 a.m., Feb. 25 from 8 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 6:45 p.m. In the Palm Grove Club ticket sales will be Feb. 13 from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information on dinner theatre tickets call Diana Schmidt at 352-873-7243; for all other shows call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. You can also obtain tickets by contacting any member of Little Theatre who will purchase and deliver them. Tickets for the dinner theatre are $30 and for all other shows, $7 for reserved seats and $5 for general admission. This promises to be one of the funniest shows ever done on the Oak Run Stage, dont miss it!Veterans News Ocala Honor FlightThe organizers of the Ocala Honor Flight which takes World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to, among other things, view the World War II memorial want Oak Runners to know that will be needing a considerable amount of support in the year of 2012. They had over 80 WWII vets on the standby list for their last flight. These veterans rolled over to the next flight list and new applications are coming in. The plane they have been using will allow them to take about 100 veterans per flight. The airline they they deal with is prepared to offer two planes or even possibly one 747. The possibility exists that the Ocala Honor Flight could take as many as 200 WWII veterans on their next flight. Obviously, as always, funding will be the first and major obstacle. There are WWII vets are out there who have still not gone on an Honor Flight and all deserve this day of honor. The Ocala Honor Flight knows it can find the veterans. Ocala has always stepped up to fund this great cause and they have faith that this will continue. They ask for your help in their efforts in making the Ocala Honor Flight Five a reality. If you are a World War II veteran and wish to apply the application mailing address is Ocala Honor Flight, P.O. Box 247, Ocala, FL 34478. Send donations by checks made out to VFW with a note in the memo line Ocala Honor Flight and send it to the above address. For more information call the Ocala Honor Flight phone line at 352-351-9341. Information on the web is at www.ocalahonorflight.org. On Facebook go to Ocala Honor Flight.Fourth of July EventsOn July 4, we will be celebrating our countrys independence day with a parade in the morning followed by a buffet, games and entertainment in the afternoon. This year all of these activities will be celebrated on the same day, Wednesday, July 4. On Saturday, June 30, the Ambassadors will be hosting a July 4 dance for all to attend. On the morning of the 4th, the festivities will begin with our usual parade headed by a fife and drum band, as well as our residents in their decorated golf carts. The cool down will commence immediately following the parade. There will be a break between the morning and afternoon activities. The afternoon affair will be celebrated at Palm Grove and its parking lots, where we will have a barbecue type buffet (tickets will be on sale prior to this event), games for all ages with prizes, entertainment by local residents and others. This is the first notice to the Oak Run residents of the activities that will be taking place on this great day. As we firm up more of the specifics we will be updating you via subsequent monthly newsletters and other communications media available to us here in Oak Run. Please mark your calendars accordingly and for more information please contact Damian Romano, event coordinator, at 352-854-4840.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Jan. 17, we played Disastrous Putting. After play we added one point to our net score for every hole that we had 3 or more putts. The winners were: First Flight 1st placeRoseann Lavacca, 2nd placeSylvia Zappia, 3rd place-Lynn Houghton; Second Flight 1st placeMaureen Edwards, 2nd placeChris Orndorff, 3rd placeNoreen Salo, 4th placeSheila Adams; Third Flight 1st placeBette Johnson, 2nd placeMary Kay Frandsen, 3rd placeCindy Kocher, 4th placeArlene Klann. Carole Dygert was Closest to the Pin. After golf we had a Shoot Out for anyone who had had a Closest to the Pin prize during the year. Each woman had the number of tries equal to the number of Closest to the Pins that they had during the past year. The winners were: First Flight Nancy Lefebvre, Second Flight Judy Klein, Third Flight Barb Davis.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 19, we played butt and jeff (all par 3s and 5s) plus handicap. Winners in A flight: first Sally Crass, tied in second place Elsa Berbig and Brenda Raider and in B flight first place Diane Dufresne, second place Joan Scholl, third Diana Schmidt. Closest to pin, Sally Crass. Just another reminder to sign up for the Sweetheart Scramble on Feb. 16.ORWGAHere are the winners of the Low Net Tournament on Thursday, Jan. 19: A Flight 1st -Marti Babb, 2nddConnie Bingham, 3rdSue Marentette; B Flight 1stDonna Huffman 2ndOlive Adler 3rdJune Dickbernd; C Flight 1stNancy Reichenbacher 2nd Sue Elie 3rdLinda Noel; D Flight 1stEvelyn Exell 2ndGinny Simons 3rdMary Golab. Closest to the PinNancy Reichenbacher; Chip Ins Sue Marentette and Norma Rombach. At our Jan.16 General Meeting a number of pressing matters were taken care of. We welcomed our new Co-Chairpersons, Jean Travers and Ruby Shepard. Terri Feeley will continue as Treasurer as well as several other members in key positions. A committee consisting of Annette Carini, JoAnn Cohen, Terri Feeley, Marge Rymarcsuk and Betty Scott will be revising our bylaws. The nominating committee of June Dickbernd, Ginny Simon and Pat Tarman will have the task of soliciting a new slate of officers later in the year. Our annual Christmas Party will be organized by June Dickbernd, Kate Lott, Ruby Shepard and Ginny Simons. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 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 lineup including times, dates and tickets, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Sunday, Feb. 5 Quartet in concertThe Gulf Ridge Quartet will perform during worship at 10:30 a.m. at Living Water Wesleyan Church. A fellowship meal will follow the performance of the quartet. Living Water is at 11120 S.W. County Road 484, just one mile west of State Road 200. Call 352-489-2636 for more info.Thursday, Feb. 9 Palm Cay GOP to meetOn Feb. 9, the Palm Cay Republican Club will conduct its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay. The speakers for February are Carol Ely, who is running for School Board; George Tomyn, who is a candidate for Superintendent of Schools for Marion County; Dana Couchen, who is running for County Commissioner from Dist. 5; and George Albright, who is running for County Tax Collector. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 3523-438-9662.Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch. Friday, Feb. 10, Casino trip offered as fundraiserThe Ocala 200 Lions Club will be sponsoring a fundraiser to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Friday, Feb. 10. Cost is $30 per person. 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Saturday, Feb. 11 Yard sale at CountrysideA yard sale will take place in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White elephant, clothing, jewelry, homemade bake sale, tools, toys, small furniture, crafts, books, videos, CDs and much more will be available. For further information, call the church at 352-237-4633.Wednesday, Feb. 15 World Has Talent auditions setAuditions for the Circle Square Cultural Centers third annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Active adults age 55+ are invited on stage where the top chosen acts will perform at The World Has Talent 55+ Talent Show at the Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, May 5. The chosen contestants will compete for a chance to win the $500 first place, $250 second place and $150 third place prizes! Auditions will be held on Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit: www.CSCulturalCenter.com, call 352-854-3670 or e-mail ticketsales@cscultrualcenter.com.Bereavement program setThe Widowed Persons Service of Marion County will be giving a six-week support group program beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the First Congregational Church, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. The hours are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The group is open to all those who have recently lost a spouse. For questions, please call Marianne at 352-854-2872.Friday, Feb. 17 VFW Ladies plan fashion showThe Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4781 will have their annual Fashion Show on Feb. 17 at noon. The theme is Let Freedom Spring. The luncheon will be prepared by Margie with the help of dedicated members. Lots of gifts have been collected. Marilyn French is the chairperson. For tickets and more information, call Regina at 352-873-3631. Tickets are available for tables of eight or more. This is a sellout event. Saturday, Feb. 18 Beth Israel hosts gamesCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to a social evening of games and fun on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The program will feature a short Havdalah service followed by a light dinner of bagels and cream cheese and other delicious fare. Bring your own board games such as dominoes, ma jong, Monopoly, etc. or just come for the fun! The cost is $6 per person and reservations must made by calling Shirley at 352-873-6186 or by email: thegottfrieds@aol.com. 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Bring a container about 3 or 4 inches high, floral foam, some flat stones, three small flowers (real or artificial) and clippers. If you have any questions call Pat Callahan whose phone number is in the Oak Run directory. Plan to take a chance for the plant raffle and of course there will be a 50-50 too. Have you paid dues yet? Cost is only $5 by check please, a great bargain. All Oak Run residents are welcome to the Garden Club. Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 17, as on that date in the overflow parking lot the Garden Club will have their annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be something for everyone from many varieties of perennials, annuals, vegetables, shrubs and garden treasures. Dont prune those plants even though they look so sad thanks to the frost. You dont want to encourage new growth which could be refrozen later. Make sure your plants are well watered to prevent dehydration. Its a good time to check for termites on your walk around your house. They swarm from January to May. If you see broken wings near doors and windows have it checked. This is a time to buy some herbs for your kitchen window. They wont get frozen! Soon well be back in the garden.Do You Remember? Columbus Day PartyTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Oct. 12, 2011, Italian American Clubs Columbus Day Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. The program will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Jan. 27 to Feb. 3.Pancake BreakfastGet your special Oak Run feather light pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee or tea tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club.Oak Run Quilters Upcoming EventsOak Run quilter Beverly Reed will teach a one day workshop on an easy Puzzle Star table topper, Thursday, Feb. 2, during our regular meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Island Club. A supply list will be sent to members shortly. The project requires only 3 fat quarters!! If you just want to observe, youre welcome to do so. Also in February, Pat Cicogna will start her beginners quilt class where new (and some longtime) quilters will be make a variety of blocks that may be assembled into a full sized quilt. The class is free to members and a shopping trip for fabric is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. Students, and their teacher, will carpool from the Island Club to the quilt shops and new quilters will learn color schemes, yardages, and quality of fabrics. In January the quilters completed 20 small quilts for the charity Quilts for Kids where the completed quilts are given to various hospitals for children to use while they are recovering from illness or surgeries. These quilts had fabric and patterns supplied to the club and the work was done by machine since these quilts will be washed and sanitized before re-use. Quilters donated backing and batting materials, plus their time and talents. OR Quilters membership is $10 a year and any Oak Run resident interested in the craft is welcome to come, see what were doing, and join up if it is an activity youd enjoy. Feline FanciersFeline Fanciers will meet on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Island Club and everyone is invited. Our programs are generally presented by club members. However, there is always time to talk about our furry children (which everyone always enjoys) along with the finger food we bring to share during the social portion of the meeting. Please bring cat food, either dry or canned, and the club will see to it that it is donated to Pet Meals on Wheels to help feed the pets of the human Meals on Wheels program. Stage Show Re-CreationThe Ambassadors will present the second Passport Stage Show of 2012 on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. ReCreation is a fabulous show featuring a musical tribute to the American people in all walks of life. There are scores of original music, glittering costumes and contemporary and classic choreography. The show features pop, country and patriotic music in styles to appeal to all audiences. The vibrant young entertainers present audience sing-alongs and also light comedy. Ticket sales will be Monday, Feb. 6, in the Orchid Club card room from 8 to 10 a.m. and on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Orchid Club lobby, from 9 to 10 a.m. Cost is $15 per person. Please pay by check(s) made out to ORHA; no cash, please. Oak Run TravelOn Sunday, March 11, the show Jackpot will be at the Show Palace Theatre. There are two buses going to the show and there are several seats available for the second bus. This show is an affectionate look at all the great performers and personalities that have made Las Vegas sizzle. Filled with classic standards, handsome crooners, beautiful showgirls and exciting dancing, you wont want to miss this show. Call Janet Madsen or Jackie Marcotte to reserve your seat. No one does Irish like The Rovers! Wayne and Howardean Krueger will host this trip to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 28, to see this fantastic group (and yes, you will be back in time for bingo!) If you love a good laugh and if Celtic strains from guitars, banjo, accordion and the bodhran make you want to clap your hands, stomp your feet or get up and dance, this show is for you. 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 rides and exhibits, other venues during the fair include the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, which hosts horse races and other equestrian events and Cracker Country, which demonstrates life in frontier Florida. Vicki Lawrence and Garden Club to meet at Orchid Club on Feb. 1 OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE23 Buying? Selling? 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com Readers may wonder about the source of ideas for columns. We read newspapers and magazines. We rarely visit a blog (theyre disorganized). And we read books most recently: The Imperial Cruise, a biographical telling of Theodore Roosevelts foreign policies and Events That Made America, turning points in U.S. history. One turning point was Martin Van Buren Has a Nightmare, and Big Government is Born. New York State Senator Van Buren would later become Secretary of State, Vice President, and President. At the time of Van Burens disturbing dream (1819) there were 22 states. On the sidelines, a dozen territories were considering applications for statehood. Missouri and Maine were at the head of the line. Under the historic Missouri compromise, Maine would be a free state and Missouri a slave state. Van Buren could foresee a major conflict over slavery if the territories admitted to statehood were out of balance. A strong anti-slavery northern majority in Congress might attempt to abolish slavery in all states, which could lead to national disruption, and perhaps war. Van Buren was less concerned about slavery than he was about preserving national unity. He envisioned a quiet campaign to keep the slavery issue out of politics and prevent its discussion in Congress for as long as possible. To further his campaign, Van Buren and a few allies formed a movement to change the nature and practices of political parties. Their ideas were contrary to most of the founding fathers, who thought strong political parties would be disruptive. Nonetheless, Van Buren perceived strong political parties as essential to good government. The now infamous slogan of his movement became to the victors belong the spoils. Thus big government was born and political patronage became a reward for party loyalty and campaign work. Because state and local governments were relatively small in the nineteenth century, there were a limited number of jobs to dole out to party loyalists. Van Buren did not foresee the inevitable and permanent growth of government which his scheme had hatched. It didnt take long for a new world of expanding governments to spread south. Van Burens New York cohorts and a Virginia group were soon considered a dangerous alliance which might seek to run the entire nation. They held caucuses to which powerful supporters contributed money and influence, and they selected favored candidates to run for state and federal offices. Van Buren was convinced that as long as strong political parties could control selection of candidates and win elections, they could prevent direct confrontations over slavery. Sadly, history proved him wrong with a devastating civil war, followed by decades of regional hostility. In addition to an ever larger federal bureaucracy, Van Buren had opened the doors to persistent growth of government spending, rising national debt, special interests, crony capitalism, and expensive national elections. Ironically, despite his energy and convictions, Van Buren was unable to control the size and cost of government during his own presidency (1837-41). His nightmare became his reality, and now its ours. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, January 27, 2012 Time for my regular rant about voting in Florida, and its not what you might think. I go against supervisors of elections, editors and, yes, even some publishers with my election opinions. I received my sample ballot for next weeks Republican Presidential Primary last Saturday. It had all the usual stuff, including all the presidential candidates who have dropped out of the race since the ballot was printed. But there was something else that drives me crazy. It said that early voting had started, and it gave a list of early voting sites. I have never voted early, and I never will. I have no idea what happens to my votes when I cast them early and they sit there for 10 days before suddenly emerging to be counted. I dont want my vote lost in oblivion somewhere I want it to count. I kind of remember that old Chicago saying ... vote early and vote often. For years and years we got along without early voting we can do so now. Dont give me this stuff about making it available to more people. There have been absentee ballots. available for years, and they still are. If you cant be here on Election Day, get an absentee ballot. Yes, I want everyone who is eligible to vote, but only on Jan. 31. Another rule thats posted on the sample ballot is the one that requires all voters to produce a photo ID and signature ID at the polls to be eligible to vote. For most people, thats a simple thing called a drivers license. And if for some reason youre not driving, its easy to get a Florida ID card. Why do people have a problem with that? Its got nothing to do with the various discrimination claims that some people make. It has everything to do with preventing election fraud. Whats really interesting is that it says you must have the photo ID even if the poll workers know you. Thats just another safety move to prevent cronyism, dead people voting, etc. So get ready to get out there on Jan. 31, if youre eligible, and cast your ballot. Your vote counts I think.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at editor@smcitizen.com or by phone at 352-8543986. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. Amid all the tributes pouring in for former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno, amid all the sorrowful vigils after his death last Sunday, amid all the flowers, etc., left for the family, there is one group of people that we feel must be remembered the victims. Paterno was by no means guilty of any physical crimes in the sex abuse scandal which has one of his former assistants charged with abuse of boys, but in Paternos own words, he should have done more. When it was brought to his attention that some sort of improprieties had occurred, he told school superiors, but failed to go any further, especially with the legal reporting of an alleged crime. As a result, the school dismissed the football coach, who had been a part of the college scene for decades. Just a few months later, lung cancer claimed his life. There was no doubt that Paterno was a great football coach his record speaks for itself. But the cloud of the scandal will be over his head as long as the current generation of people lives. Some might disagree, but just look at the record. Remember Woody Hayes, the legendary Ohio State coach? His career ended after the 1978 Gator Bowl when he hit an opposing player in the neck. Despite the adulation of the fans, his school fired him, and to this day thats one of the major things for which he is remembered. Some sentimentalists have used the firing of Paterno to say he died of a broken heart. But lets not kid ourselves. Lung cancer is a serious, progressive disease, and one can be reasonably sure that it did not develop overnight inside the body of the coach, although it wasnt made public until after he was fired. So lets take away a couple of things from this awful situation: first, there were boys who were victims in this case, and we doubt that they or their families are forgetting that in the shadow of Paternos death; second, those who might be susceptible to a disease such as lung cancer should make sure that they get annual tests to try to catch this awful disease early enough to survive; and third, the fact that we lost a great football coach is important to the sports world, but way down the list of priorities.S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Paternos gone, but victims arent Early voting? I want mine to count Jim Flynn Columnist LETTER TO THE EDITOR Some nightmares last longer than others Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Debt limit disapprovalVote Passed (239-176, 2 Present, 16 Not Voting) The House voted to block a $1.2 trillion increase in the $15.2 trillion debt ceiling. With the Senate unlikely to approve a similar measure, the increase will automatically take effect January 27, 2012. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESSource MegaVote/Compiled by Alan Gold HOW THEY VOTED Read the classifieds Class warfare at its bestI have never witnessed such a broad attack on our American way of life, our capitalistic system, as is now being waged by this administration and the liberal media. Painting the very successful as being the greedy enemy, promoting class warfare, making every effort to divide and conquer and to destroy America as we know it. Remember Obamas pledge to fundamentally change our country without being questioned as to what changes? This is America, the land of opportunity, free enterprise and individual freedom based on our Constitution. We are not a European country, we do not embrace socialism, Marxism, Communism or having a dictatorship. If you want this, move! Put this in the bank, as soon as Romney reveals his income tax forms, he will be attacked for making too much money and paying too little taxes, even though it will show he filed an honest return, paying the taxes due. The tax code permits investors to be taxed at less than the top income tax rate, which is designed to encourage our making investments, risk taking and job creation. Some businesses succeed, some fail, but at least we have the opportunities that no other country in the world offers. Its time we stop screaming the rich dont pay their fair share, the top 10 percent pay most of the taxes. What percent would you say is fair? It will be reported that Romney only pays about PLEASESEELETTTER, PAGE9 Stamp Club thanks Bank of the OzarksThe General Francis Marion Stamp Club, Ocala, offered its appreciation to the local branch of Bank of the Ozarks for its accommodations in providing the club with a meeting place. During a recent visit, Club President Don Parsells (Spruce Creek Preserve), right and club Treasurer Joe Rosinski (On Top Of The World) presented Branch Manager April Brenton with a certificate recognizing the Banks commitment to the community. Celebrating its 22nd year, the General Francis Marion Stamp Club has more than 50 members engaged in the hobby of stamp collecting. The club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 1 pm at Bank of the Ozarks and on the second Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Queen of Peace RC church library. For information about membership, contact Dennis Niemira at 352-854-0892 or check the clubs website: www.ocalagfmstampclub.com. One receptionist. One health clinic assistant. Two paraprofessionals. Two permanent classroom substitutes. All six are now in contention to be Marion County Public Schools 2012 School-Related Employee of the Year. The six employees received surprise visits recently to tell them theyre finalists for the annual honor. The winner will be named today, Friday, Jan. 27, at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Ocala Hilton. Among this years finalists (listed alphabetically by school): Marquita Jones, Fessenden Elementary Jones is the school receptionist whos been at the front desk for two years. She has a bachelors degree in accounting and finance and serves as the schools first contact with the public. Colleagues describe her as respected, cheerful, and professional. Timothy Cooke, Lake Weir High Cooke is a permanent classroom substitute teacher with 27 years of education experience, the last seven at Lake Weir High. He works with students in credit recovery and is described as bright, motivated, and devoted to excellence. Maribel Lopez-Cuevas, Marion Oaks Elementary Lopez-Cuevas is a permanent classroom substitute teacher nearing her five-year mark with the district. Colleagues use words like go to person and smile and move attitude to describe her and her work ethic. 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 15 percent in taxes, while the average American pays 18 percent, which is an outright lie since the majority of us pay less than 15 percent. Nearly half of us dont pay any income tax, and even though they dont pay a dime, many will get refunds in the thousands of dollars. You can bet they are wanting everyone else to pay more taxes and most will vote for Obama and his view of an entitlement society. Why not, they do not want to do anything to rock the boat, stop the flow of taxpayer money to themselves. We are facing the most important election I have seen in my lifetime, and I began voting for Eisenhower. We are divided as a nation more than I have ever witnessed and a divided Nation will not survive. In November, we will decide which America we want, and it scares me how many now want a big daddy government that will take care of them, not calling for self reliance and responsibility. As I said earlier, if you want that type of country, move! If you do nothing else, study Obamacare carefully, it will destroy America as we know it and will just be the beginning if he is re-elected. Anybody But Obama. God bless America! Wayne Rackley Ocala LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 GUEST COMMENTARY BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the CitizenA growing group of individuals and organizations has designated Saturday, Feb. 4, as a National Day of Action aimed at preventing a war against Iran. The manifesto is simple: No War, No Sanctions, No Intervention, No Assassinations. Nothing is more urgent We must stop the rush to making war against Iran than stopping the march to war now underway. Economic warfare has begun already. Sanctions and embargoes are belligerent acts under international law; such policies goaded the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor in 1941. The U.S. State Department recently reassured Israeli leaders, who along with their American lobby are in a bigger hurry for war than President Obama is, that the sanctions will devastate the Iranian economy more precisely, the Iranian people. U.S. officials also say that Irans economy will be throttled by the crippling of that countrys central bank. Sanctions authorized by Obama in late December aim to stop the rest of the world from doing business with the bank, which would amount to isolating the Iranian people from world commerce. If successful, this would create indescribable misery for average Iranians. (Rulers always find a way to get by.) The demanded oil boycott is accompanied by a U.S. suggestion that Iranian oil be replaced with Libyan oil, which sheds new light on the Obama administrations intervention in the Libyan civil war and the regime change it accomplished. Not all nations can be counted on to boycott Iranian oil, but those that do not will still be in a position to demand lower prices from Irans government. Meanwhile, Iranian scientists are being assassinated, and various Iranian facilities are mysteriously exploding. This is surely the work of the CIA or the Israeli Mossad or both of them in conjunction with Iranian groups with histories of violent activity. The covert war is on. The national day of action, with events planned in many cities, is intended to bring all of this to the attention of a complacent American people. Americans are said to be warweary after an eight-year occupation of Iraq (in fact, twenty years of hostilities) and a decade-long and continuing war in Afghanistan, a quagmire if there ever was one. Youd think a warweary people would be demanding no war against PLEASESEERICHMAN, PAGE10 AR IES (March 21 to April 19) The changes youve waited to see in your work situation might not be happening quite as quickly as youd hoped. Although the pace is slow, its ongoing. Expect to hear news soon. TAU R US (April 20 to M ay 20) You should be feeling very proud of the fine effort youve made to get that important project done. Now take some time out to celebrate with family and friends. Youve earned it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre close to reaching your objectives. Thats the good news. But be careful: Your aspects show lots of potential distractions looming. Stay focused and keep your eyes fixed on your goals. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be careful not to let that suspicious Cancerian mind create a problem where none exists. What you might believe is an act of betrayal could be nothing more than a misunderstanding. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your Lions heart overflows with self-confidence. All you need to do is tap into it, and youll be able to handle any change that must be made regarding that recent surprise development. VIRG O (Aug. 23 to Se pt. 22) The need to watch what you say becomes increasingly crucial this week. Be as temperate as you can with your comments and avoid arguments for the sake of controversy. LIBRA (Se pt. 23 to Oc t. 22) A longtime family problem presents new demands. But this time, you wont have to go it alone: Someone else is asking to help share your responsibilities. Let it happen. SCORPIO ( Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A period of feeling vulnerable is about to give way to a stronger, more self-confident aspect. Use this new strength to reaffirm promises youve made to others and yourself. SAGITTAR IUS (Nov. 22 to D ec. 21) A creative dilemma stalls your progress. Instead of letting it raise your ire, use the time to re-examine your aims and, perhaps, come up with a new target. 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 10~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Iran, but Americans seem not to be paying attention. George W. Bush famously botched the old saying, Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. The American people were fooled once by unsubstantiated claims about Iraqi President Saddam Husseins weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, and his readiness to use them on short notice. There were no such weapons, of course as many informed authorities said before the U.S. invasion but those who want to bomb Iran appear to believe that this method of spreading war fever among Americans will work one more time. Hence the incessant propaganda about Irans nuclear-weapons program for which there is zero evidence. Americas dozen-and-a-half intelligence agencies have twice reported that Iran scrapped its initial program more than eight years ago. The International Atomic Energy Agency regularly inspects the country and certifies that its uranium has not been enriched to weapons-grade. What Iran has done is consistent with developing nuclear medicine and electrical power. Yet Iran is now subjected to low-level but deadly warfare and threats of a massive bombing campaign because it will not and cannot prove a negative: that it is not developing nuclear weapons. Does Iran represent a serious nuclear threat? Israels defense minister and several former Mossad directors say no. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, like Israeli intelligence, is not convinced Iran has decided to build a weapon. Even leading American neoconservatives acknowledge that a nuclear Iran (if such came to be) would not attack Israel, which has its own nukes, much less the United States. Then why the march to war? The U.S. and Israeli governments will not tolerate limits on their hegemony in the Middle East. Iran is a big, populous, and long-existing country that inevitably will be a major force in the region. Therefore, U.S. and Israeli dominance requires a subservient Iran like the brutal U.S.and Israeli-sponsored Shahs regime was until it was overthrown in the Islamic revolution of 1979. To repeat: nothing is more urgent than stopping this march to war against Iran. Lets make Feb. 4 the day it was reversed.Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) and editor of The Freeman magazine. RICHMANCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Thursday, Jan. 26: Spaghetti Dinner (all you can eat) from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m., followed by table shuffleboard at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27: Fish/Shrimp Dinner (baked or fried) at 5 p.m. followed by the great singing and dance music of Ocala George Saturday, Jan. 28: Show Me the Money at 1, Queen of Hearts at 5 followed by baked chicken dinner and dance music with karaoke by the Moose Singers. Sunday, Jan. 29: Breakfast from 9 until 11:30 a.m., Bunko at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30: Shuffleboard at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31: Ham Dinner starts at 5 p.m. followed by Moose Entertainers. Wednesday, Feb.1: Bingo (Open to the Public) starts at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5: Super Bowl Day Pig Roast Party at 1 p.m., tickets in advance. Events are for members and qualified quests only. MOOSE LODGE ACTIVITIES DOWN THE DARKEST ROAD By Tami Hoag Tami Hoag has earned her firm position as an international bestselling author with more than 30 thrillers to her credit. But in this the third in her new Oak Knoll series the material is stretched a little bit too thin. To be sure, the book opens with an attention getting first page: Once upon a time I had the perfect family. I had a perfect husband: handsome, loving, successful. I had perfect children: Leslie and Leah beautiful, brilliant, precious girls. I had the perfect life in the perfect home, in the perfect place. We were one of those sickeningly perfect families with matching monograms. The Lawtons: Lance, Lauren, Leslie, and Leah. The Lawtons of Santa Barbara, California. And then as in all fairy tales, evil came into our lives and destroyed us. Now a shattered and vengeful Lauren is left with a mere remnant of that once perfect family Leah. Four years ago 16year-old Leslie was abducted without a trace and less than a year later her distraught father killed himself. What is making her grief intolerable is that she knows the man responsible for her familys destruction but without concrete proof police cannot lay a hand on him. These calamitous events have set Lauren on a relentless quest to bring her tormentor to justice. But her obsession has caused her to neglect her friends, her workand most importantlyher young daughter Leah who is secretly cutting herself out of guilt ad frustration that she, and not her beautiful and talented older sister Leslie, is the familys survivor. Despite this mothers understandable anguish, Hoags protagonist does not come off well. The anguish is too protracted and repetitious to evoke great sympathy even when her daughters killer begins to stalk her. Other flaws in the novel are introduced but underdeveloped characters like a kindly therapist and a private investigator. And although I myself cannot claim to have predicted the ending, many readers have and long before the last page. Im not writing off this author because Ive thoroughly enjoyed many of her previous thrillers. Suffice it to say that Down the Darkest Road is just not vintage Hoag. Down the Darkest Road is stretched a little too thin BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington If you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. 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It was one of those weeks where, if I accomplished anything that delicious slice of information has completely eluded the tiny gray cells floating in my cranium. It is not as if those little gray cells had anything else to do. As I suffused my weary body into my La-Z-Boy chair, I knew I was tired but I could not figure out what I had done during the week to make me this tired. After all, it did not seem like I had accomplished anything of significance this week. I was trying to do something, of course, but I had absolutely nothing to show for it. What was I trying to do this past week? A verse of Scripture began haunting me as I thought about this. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin (James 4:17). What was I supposed to doeth that I did not get around to doething? Of course, there was that funeral I had this past week. Unfortunately, I opened my book to the wrong page and began the funeral by saying, Dearly beloved we are gathered together here to unite these two in holy matrimony. Holy macaroni! What a difference the wrong page makes. At least I was not officiating at a wedding and said, Ashes to ashes, and dirt to dirt. Although, to be honest about it, I have had some weddings where I thought that phrase fit. I was tempted, only for a moment, to query the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage but I feared she would tell me. There is something to say about mystery. Nothing is more mysterious than the feminine side of the marriage equation. Odd isnt it that the marriage equation is not always even. As I reflected upon my week past, I duly noted the activities that occupied most of my week. Apart from the funeral, I had several hospital visits to make. As is usually the case, people conspire to go to the hospital at the same time but never at the same hospital. One even went out of town to go to a hospital. Other visits were made and other activities attended. Certain deadlines were staring me in the face and I stared right back at them defiantly. I am not sure who won. Services and Bible studies needed to be prepared which can take up a lot of time. Then, dont you know it; my truck is always out of gas when I am in a hurry. I suppose I could fill my tank up when it got down to a certain level, but where would the fun be in that? Nothing compares to the adrenaline of being in a hurry and late for an appointment and then running out of gas. Do not get me wrong here. It is not that I do not enjoy giving my wife a call on the cell phone when stranded along the side of the road. It is the highlight of the stranded experience. Usually, her response to my phone call is what stresses me out. What, she declares in that sarcastic tone of hers, have you run out of gas again? It is her theatrical use of the word again that I believe could easily earn her an Oscar. I once presented her with an Oscar Meyer wiener, but she did not enjoy the joke. Personally, I thought it was a great joke and I really did not appreciate her reaction. Needless to say, I have not repeated that sin, although temptation is what it is. I suppose I did do things and accomplished something this past week, but it really does not explain why I am as tired as I am tonight. I can remember there was a time that I did not even know the meaning of tired. I got tired all right; I just did not know the meaning of the word tired. Then the whole thing dawned on me. It was almost like being hit on the head with an iron skillet by you know whom. The lights flashed. The lightbulb went on. I had an epiphany to end all epiphanies. At this point, I am surprised my wife did not get the jump on me with this one. The reason I am so tired is because I am old. There, I said it. I have come to that point in life where being young is a fond fading memory. As this bit of information began marinating in my cranium, it had a very comforting effect. Up to this point, I had been worrying about the fact that I was tired and I could not link that condition with any specific activity. As is usually the case, there are good sound reasons for everything. I began to look at my tired condition in a completely different light. I have earned my being tired. It is something I have worked for all my life. Now, here it is. I am now collecting those wonderful dividends from all that activity of the past. As I thought about this, a marvelous verse of Scripture came to my mind. The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head (Proverbs 20:29 KJV). Being tired is the crown of a lifetime of activity.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.comFriday, January 27, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Trying to go somewhere, I ended up nowhere OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder RELIGION Maranatha Baptist Church1. The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is ongoing and always open to young people from ages 3 to 18. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Church. Pastor C. Michael Mike Swingle has begun his duties as the new youth pastor and has planned many activities for young people. 2. The childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus and Me), invites all children from 1st grade through 12th grade to participate. Ms. Pat Haas is the director and will welcome the children and show them how enjoyable it is to part of the J.A.M. choir. Practice is from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the church. 3. On Sunday, 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 worshipping with us. 4. Beginning Sunday, March 25, through April 1, Maranatha Baptist Church will hold its Missions Conference which will be followed with special guest, Evangelist Kenny Evans. The schedule and more PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE12 On my way to Pun Alley I got shanghaied and wound up in Tampa several days before their Jan. 28 Gasparilla Pirate Fest. An invasion by a fully rigged pirate ship with cannons booming will force the city to surrender and start festivities that culminate with a pirate parade. I managed to get a carrier parrot to bring you the news.Clean GetawayOne of the first pirates I met was wearing a paper towel on his head. I asked, Why are you wearing a paper towel? Arrr he replied, Ive got a bounty on me head!WastedA pirate went to the doctor to find out why his waist hurts so much. The doctor examined him and said, Captain, my diagnosis is this. You have Hempatitus. Argh, how can this be? Ive lived a good clean life. The doctor replied. You have Hemp-a-titus. The hemp rope holding up your pants is too tight.Pirated StoriesI saw another pirate with a banana on his head. It seems he couldnt spell bandana. A small pirate ship is called a thug boat. A pirate was drafted into the NBA because he had an awesome hook. Pirates keep parrots on their shoulder by using Polly-grip. What I cant understand is how pirates get scurvy with all those Hi-Cs. Pirates favorite kind of cookie is Ships Ahoy. A pirates parrot fell in love with a duck. The parrot kept saying, Polly wants a quacker. A pirate crossed an owl with a billy goat and got a Hootin Nanny. Pirates have comfortable feet because of their booty. One pirate wrote his wooden leg into his will as a leg-acy. Some pirates catch their fish by the tale. Pirates make sure that no one steals their bagels by putting lox on them. A dry parrot is polyunsaturated. Pirates can get their ears pierced for a buccaneer. When the pirate crashed his ship upon an iceberg he said, Shiver me timbers. Pirates favorite movie is Booty and the Beast. When the pirate captains ship ran aground he couldnt fathom why.Shaggy Dog StoryThe captain of a Spanish pirate ship was very proud of his mongrel pet for its ability to bark once for Si, and twice for No. After being captured by a British commander, the dog was taught the same trick in English. He thereby became the worlds first Si and Aye dog.All wetWhile in Tampa I heard about a legendary island in the midst of the Florida Keys. Supposedly, this was a source of fresh water for pirates. Boaters, familiar with all the islands in the keys, have never been able to find such an island matching the ancient description. I think it was somebody in NASA, using satellite photographs, that located a sunken area that surely was an island sometime in the past. Furthermore this area resembled the islands ancient description. My reaction to this news was simple, Well isle, be among keys, sunk all.Flat TireWhile driving to the Gasparilla Pirate Fest this fellow from Kentucky had a flat tire. He stopped his car; walked up a hillside and picked a bunch of wildflowers and then put one flower bouquet in front of the car and one behind it. Then he got back in the car to wait for a service vehicle. A passerby studied the scene as he drove by and was so curious, he stopped and asked the fellow what the problem was. The man replied, I have a flat tarr. In response the passerby asked, But whats with the flowers? The man responded, When you break down, they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back! I never did understand it neither.Treasure HuntingA treasure hunter was diving for pirate treasure in an ocean cove near Harbor Bluffs. After searching for hours with no luck, he started back toward the shore. When he was about knee deep in the water he tripped over an old strong box. Opening it, he found it was full of gold coins. He learned that booty is only shin deep.Hopefully, when the pirate festival is over, theyll let me come back home to Pun Alley for next weeks column, and to return to Oak Run where Jane and I live. Yo, ho, ho! A pirates life can be funny PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacqueline N. Arnold graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Arnold is the daughter of Navia Arnold of Spring Bird, San Antonio, Texas, and granddaughter of Charlie Arnold of Southwest 66th Street, Ocala. MILITARY NEWS Thomas Markham, Pastor Phone: 352-237-6950 EVERYONE WELCOME CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY SERVICES 9644 SW HWY. 484, Ocala (Near St. Rd. 200) Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sun. Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sun. Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m. 0009HCI Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Prayer / Bible Study . . . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 0009E2I 75 484 484 Exit 341 MARION OAKS COURSE SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 0009HW2 Bible Studies W e dnesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith College Road Baptist Chur ch 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev John Downing, Pastor Rev Jef f Rountree, Minister of W o rship Rev Rob Loy Jr ., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Children s Minister T rina Loy Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School 0009HTA W e dnesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 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 OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for Y o u... No matter what your age is, no matter wher e Y ou come fr om, no matter who you ar e, Ther e is a place for you at Ocala W e st UMC T r aditional W orship 8:00 & 1 1:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Childr en & Y outh Ministries 000AB58 Rev Alan Jef ferson 0009ENS 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undament al Dr Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery pr ovided for all services Conservative Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10 AM ongoing series on the Life of Jesus Christ Community Church 000A9G1 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) 000A923 352-861-6182 www .ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com news for these events next month. 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 CommunityWe 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. The Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesdays, Feb. 14 and Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Feb. 12 and Feb. 26. Every second Sunday, following the Mass, Dr. Myriame Vastey, a family practice physician, presents a program on various medical issues. These meetings are open to everyone. The Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Jan. 28: Mens Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1: Bible Study, 7 p.m. 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.Worship service at TimberRidgeCountryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala, and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 10:15 a.m. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Joy Lutheran ChurchThe Lenten Season is soon approaching. On Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate Shrove Tuesday (the English name for the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) with a pancake supper in Swenson Hall. Plan to drop in anytime between these hours to enjoy pancakes and sausage. A freewill offering will be taken. February 22 is Ash Wednesday and worship service will be at 6:45 p.m. The Wednesday night Lenten Services theme will be Dark Nights of the Soul. Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the messages on such topics as Alone in Sin, Lonely, Cold, Breathless, Lost, In Pain, and Alone-Again. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. Pastor Holloways messages will be on Fear of the World, Fear of My Own Way, Fear of God, Fear of the Holy Spirit and Fear of Light. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call the church office at 352854-4509 ext 221. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 000A79V Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. Massage Therapy License #MM 20064 352-732-2745 We take Medicare, Blue Cross, Auto, & Most Health Insurance S h a d e s o f B e a u t y 8 6 1 2 0 0 1 Shades of Beauty 861-2001 Ne xt to Scoops L ittle Joeys Big Lots Need A Little P ampering? Come See Our Specials! 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE HERE CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will sponsor a Shabbaton during the weekend of March 2 and 3. All activities will be held at the Collins Center, Suite 303, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The topic for the event will be Kehillah Kedoshah: Growing Sacred CommunityFrom Self to Community to World and will be led by Rabbi Shawn Zevit, out reach and congregational support rabbi and Tikun Olam director for the Reconstructionist Movement. The weekend will lead off with a Shabbat evening service at 7:30 p.m. with a discussion on individual sacred journey, continued on Saturday morning at 10:30 with a Torah learning session and service on the theme of sacred community with a potluck lunch to follow. The evening will feature Rabbi Zevit in concert with his ensemble. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit has over 25 years experience in spiritual and congregational leadership, organizational consulting and training, educational arts, writing, recording, teaching and performing. He has consulted with numerous corporations, government, non-profit institutions and faith communities across North America. Rabbi Shawn is also CoDirector with Rabbi Marcia Prager of the Davennen Leaders Training Institute, awarded the 2009 National Mintz Foundation Education Award, and is a spiritual director and trainer of clergy in spiritual direction. A composer, liturgist and recording artist with five CDs, he is author of Offerings of the Heart: Money and Values in Faith Communities (Alban, 2005), co-editor with Harry Brod of the just published Brother Keepers: New Essays in Jewish Masculinities (Mens Studies Press, 2010, www.mensstudies.com), and numerous publications in the larger Jewish world. Since 1998 he has been the Director of Congregational Services and Tikkun Olam for the North American Reconstructionist Movement. All events are open to the public. There is a $10 charge for the concert with partial proceeds going to charity. For further information, please contact Judi at 352237-8277 or visit our website: bethisraelocala.org. Partial funding for this program has been made possible through a grant from the Jewish Council of North Central Florida. Shabbaton weekend slated for March 2-3 Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit Saturday, Feb. 18 Chili supper and bake saleSister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keepers Soup Kitchen in Ocala is sponsoring the 5th annual Chili Supper and bake sale on Feb. 18 at Blessed Trinity Church. The event will have both red and white chili and will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the parish hall, 5 S.E. 17th St. Adults are $6 and children $3. For information call 352-867-9860.Amateur Radio Class to beginA Technician Amateur Radio Class will start Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. for seven weeks at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Emergency Management Center, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. The FCC test will be given on March 31, 2012 with a test fee of $15.00, collected on the test day. Manuals will be available to loan to students. This class should prepare you to pass the FCC test and obtain an Amateur Radio Technician License. For more information contact Charles Hensley at 352732-3795 or e-mail KC4Q@arrl.net.Hospice trail rideHospice 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. Sunday, Feb. 19 German American Club eventThe German American Club of Marion County will host a Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and join in the fun for $10 per member or $15 per non-member. Music provided by Alpine Express. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Attire is either a costume or dressy casual. For tickets, call Liz or Joe at 352-732-6368.Thursday, March 8 International Womans DayBarbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Womans Day Celebration on March 8. This date was proclaimed a U.N. day for women s rights and International Peace in 1975 and will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Citrus Springs. The event is at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. Highway 41) just northwest of the Holder traffic light. For information, call 352-465-4225 or go to nature coastuu.org. Books and Beyond 2012 Festival of Books Downtown Inverness St. Margarets Episcopal Church 114 N. Osceola Ave. Sponsored by GFWC Womens Club of Inverness Saturday, February 4 9am to 5pm Meet and Mingle with Citrus County Authors Free Buy their books Get autographs Meet Nancy Kennedy Religious Editor Citrus County Chronicle Writing Seminars ** **There will be eight seminars offered during the Festival. A $10 admission fee will entitle bearer to choose from four of the eight seminars, plus attend the Folk Singing entertainment. Admission to any one seminar is $5. Also Florida Folk Singer Carly Bak Noon to 1pm Among her songs: Turner Camp One of the seminars will be on how to get songs published. R e a d e r s A n d W r i t e r s A D a y F o r 000A5UC For more information call 352-634-4216 or visit gfwcwomansclubofinverness.org Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU T RIED THE REST NOW T RY THE BEST! 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Marion County Public Library Special Events HelpersAre you looking for that short-term volunteer project that has long-term, positive impact on the community? The Marion County Public Library System hosts a number of special programs and events throughout the calendar year and needs volunteers who can assist. Examples of programs and events include the Colossal, Reading, Entertaining Artsy, Teen Event (CREATE), the Fairy Tale Extravaganza and the Summer Library Programming events. Volunteers will help staff prepare for the event, setting up displays, taking registration or a variety of other activities, depending upon the program/event. For volunteers who are looking for a fun, one-time event, with lots of activity and excitement, this is for you. Many events occur on the weekends, while some events do occur during the week. Library events target all age groups from tiny tots to adults! Must be 14 years of age or older to volunteer with Marion County Public Library Systems. Volunteers must also be processed through background screening. Complete orientation to the public library system and its programs, as well as the details for the event will be made available to the volunteer. Each volunteer will have a supervisor and/or staff contact with whom they will work.Marion County Health DepartmentThe Marion County Health Department is looking for a volunteer switchboard operator to work in conjunction with their main switchboard operator. These operators direct calls to appropriate clinic and/or office, take messages when necessary, greets and directs clients to appropriate program staff. Must have a clear background screen. Switchboard of multi-line phone experience is preferred. Minimum commitment of 8 hours per week for 6 months is required. Training will be provided. Please contact Sheila Storlie at 352-629-0137 ext 2104 for additional information.Heart of Florida Health CenterGreeter positions are available in the visitor lobby of the dental clinic and in the waiting room. Phone Outreach phone patients to remind them of appointments. Clerical Assistant filing, computer knowledge, and some office experience needed. For additional information on any of these positions please contact Phyllis Silverman at 732-6599.Marion County Visitor & Convention BureauGreet visitors, suggest and explain activities and attractions in Marion County. Re-stock brochures and displays. Make gift bags for events in Marion County with direction from volunteer coordinator. Label letters for mail-outs. Friendly and outgoing personality desired. Some knowledge of the area and things to do in Marion County is helpful. Ability to direct, greet and suggest things to visitors. Training is provided. For additional information contact Desi Leibfried at 438-2800/ This file is compiled by Joyce Wright, who can be contacted at 291-4444 or via email to wrightj@cf.eduFriday, January 27, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The residents of Cherrywood have a great opportunity to increase their fitness level by taking advantage of the Tai Chi classes being offered Monday evenings at 6. Tai Chi is a soft form of martial arts that incorporates mental, spiritual, and physical aspects and integrates them into purposeful movement. There has already been a fine turn out for Cherrywood Tai Chi and the instructor (Dr. Deb Rivera) would like to remind everyone that this is not only an activity for all levels and ages, men as well as women can benefit from the conditioning and strengthening associated with this style of workout. Most of Dr. Riveras own Tai Chi instructors (Masters) have been males and were schooled in the practice from early boyhood. For men and women who participate in a variety of sports or fitness (such as golf, swimming, and weight training), Tai Chi is a great addendum to these types of activities and will promote better breathing, improving balance, coordination, flexibility, and stability while reducing blood pressure, pain, and stress. Cherrywood residents are reminded that those who have limited mobility and do not want to do a standing Tai can still participate in chair Tai Chi and that any movement can be modified to the individual. Do your body and mind a favor, come to Tai Chi!Veterans Club CruiseHeres your chance to win a free cruise for two. Trip includes all port fees and taxes, plus $100 spending money. The Cherrywood Veterans Club and Laura Kane Travel are raffling off a three night Bahamas cruise on a Royal Caribbean ship. The cost is $10 for one raffle ticket or $20 for three tickets. All of the funds raised will go to veterans charities. The drawing will be held on May 30, 2012, at 2 p.m. at their Memorial Day celebration in the clubhouse. You DO NOT have to be present to win. To purchase tickets, contact Bill Mahar at 352-873-1341, Rich Hurley at 352-8737208, Laura Kane at 352840-0333 or Geri at the Clubhouse at 352-237-1675. Tai Chi classes being offered CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove Photos show residents at recent trivia night. Public Library needs special events volunteers LEND A HAND 861-Wise (9473) VOTED SOUTH MARION CITIZENS READERS CHOICE #1 USED CAR DEALER Over 50 Years Experience Family Owned & Operated Experience a whole new way to buy a vehicle Like-new cars without the new car price LOCATE PROGRAM, Wise Way can find any vehicle youre looking for! All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified with Warranty Upon Purchase!! Full Service Center West Marion Countys Largest Selection of Certified Preowned Cars, Trucks, SUVs LIKE NEW!! 9045 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34481 PROUDLY SERVING OUR SW 200 NEIGHBORS FOR OVER 11 YEARS For all your Transportation needs. The Only Way, The Wise Way! 2 YEARS FREE LUBE, OIL, FILTER WITH EVERY PURCHASE! Relax Wise Way vehicles are guaranteed by CarFax Clean Title History Guarantee...We guarantee our inventory!! P LUS T AX T AG & D EALER F EE 000ADOI Wise Way Auto Sales 2010 Lincoln Towncar Limited Continental Package, Chrome Wheels, Leather, 4-year/50K Mile Warranty, New Over $42K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Save Big! 2011 Hyundai Azera Limited Leather, Sunroof, 5yr/60k miles Warranty . . . . . . Wise Way $28,977 2011 Nissan Versa Hatchback, Automatic, A/C, 5yr/60k miles warranty . . . . . . . Wise Way $15,977 2011 Toyota Camry Leather, Alloy Wheels, 5 yr warranty, Factory Demo, New $27000 . . . . Wise Way $23,977 2008 Toyota Prius 16000 Miles, One Owner, Local Car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wise Way $17,897 2012 VW Passat SE Leather, 4000 Miles, Power Seat, Lots of Warranty . . . . . . Wise Way $24,977 2012 Honda Civic LX 39 MPG, Automatic, AC, No Hassle Buying, Save Big, 5yr/60k Mile Warranty . . . . . . . Wise Way $18,970 2011 Ford Taurus SEL Leather, Dual Power Seats, 5yr/60k Warranty Save Thousands . . . Wise Way $25,981 2012-2011 Hyundai Sonatas, Elantras, Santa Fes Several Models to Choose From! 5yr/60k Mile Warranty, No Hassle of Big Dealer . . . . . . . Save Thousands!! 2011 Chevy Malibu LTZ Leather, Sunroof, 2000 Miles, 100k Mile GM Warranty . . . . . . . . Save Big From New! 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Power Seat, Alloy Wheels, Factory Warranty . . . . . . . Wise Way $17,981 2011 Kia Forte EX 5yr/60k Mile Warranty, 4 door, Automatic . . . . . . . . . Wise Way $15,781 2007 Lincoln MKZ 4 door, Leather, Local Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wise Way $16,577 2007 Toyota Corolla One Owner, Automatic, Cold AC, Low Miles, 58k miles . . . . . Wise Way $9871 2010 Buick Lacrosse Leather, All the Toys, 4yr/50k Mile Warranty, 100k Powertrain Warranty . . . . . Wise Way $23981 000A7B2 0009HT1 Hear t Disease Hyper tension Diabetes Pulmonar y Disease Ar thritis Digestive Problems Geriatric Care Allergies Kidney Disease Stroke Management Joint & Heel Injections Minor Surgeries Skin Cancer Screening Skin Biopsies Mens Health V ascular Disease Erectile Dysfunction Sleep Apnea W omens Gynecological Screening WE OFFER THE FOLL OWING : CT SCANS XRA YS NUCLEAR STRESS TEST ECHOCARDIOGRAMS UL TRASOUNDS HOL TER MONITOR COUMADIN C LINIC CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING DEXA POL YSOMNOGRAPHY (SLEEP STUDIES) NER VE CONDUCTION STUDIES PFTS FULL LAB WE A CCEPT MEDICARE BLUE CROSS A TENA, UNITED HEAL TH AND MOST O THER HMOs W e are providers for the following Medicare Plans: Freedom, Humana, Care Plus Partners, Preferred Ca re Partners, Universal, P UP HIGH DOSE FLU SHO T NOW A V AILABLE HERE Call to schedule. Do not get left behind. V accinate early dont catch the flu bug! T wo Convenient Locations 2403 S.E. 17th St. Suite 101, Ocala, FL 352-789-6555 www.pmaflorida.com 1580 Santa Barbara Blvd., The Villages 352-259-2159 www.pma-physicians.com HOUSE CALLS A T YOUR RESIDENCE THE DOCT OR COMES T O YOUR HOME A T YOUR CONVENIENCE COVERED SERVICE BY MEDICARE & BLUE CROSS Y ou DO NOT have to be homebound. Y ou DO NOT have to be terminally ill. Y ou dont even have to be very sick. And Medicar e pays for this! S h a d e s o f B e a u t y 8 6 1 2 0 0 1 Shades of Beauty 861-2001 Ne xt to Scoops L ittle Joeys Big Lots Need A Little P ampering? Come See Our Specials! We welcome our new stylist W e w elcome our ne w stylist DEANA DEAN A to Shades of Beauty to Shades of Beauty 000ADVV Book an appointment Book an appointment with Deana and receive with Deana and receiv e $10.00 OFF $10.00 OFF ANY CHEMICAL SERVICE ANY CHEMIC AL SER VICE 000ACFV B UYING S CRAP G OLD A NY I TEM A NY C ONDITION 10K, 14K, 18K, 22K, 24K Old W e dding Bands, Class Rings, Broken Chain, Old Gold W atches, White Gold, Unmarked Gold, Industrial Gold, Dental Gold, Old Mountings B UYING P LA TINUM Platinum W ire, Thermalcuple, Industrial, Jewelry Crucibles B UYING C OINS C OIN C OLLECTIONS P APER M ONEY B UYING C OINS C OIN C OLLECTIONS P APER M ONEY Silver Coins 1964 or Before... 10 S IL VER C OINS G OLD C OINS 6333 SW SR200 B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKER Y 854-6622 A T rusted Place to Sell Y our Gold & Silver HIGHEST PRICES P AID Buying All Rolex W atches Bring All W ristwatches For Our Of fer B UYING R OLEX AND W RISTW A TCHES 18K Pr esidential Submariner T wo-T one Daytona Old Rolexes Mens & Ladies Also Buying: Indian Pennies Buffalo Nickels Proof Sets Mint Sets Commemoratives Large Pennies Blue Books Collectibles 1/2 Pennies 2 Cent Pieces 3 Cent Pieces 20 Cent Pieces S TERLING S IL VER T ea Sets, Bowls, Jewelr y, Antique Rounds, Ovals, Emerald, Pears, Marquise, Old Cut Diamonds, Antique Jewelry, Necklaces, Pins, Cocktail Rings, Earrings, Platinum, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies W anted Engagement Rings W e Buy All Resaleable Jewelry 000ADNU B UYING D IAMONDS 1/4 CT TO 20 CT D IAMONDS W ANTED John M. Boyett, Jr Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy 200, Ste. 1 19 Ocala Fl 34481 www .edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000A6WT

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Marion County Public Library Special Events HelpersAre you looking for that short-term volunteer project that has long-term, positive impact on the community? The Marion County Public Library System hosts a number of special programs and events throughout the calendar year and needs volunteers who can assist. Examples of programs and events include the Colossal, Reading, Entertaining Artsy, Teen Event (CREATE), the Fairy Tale Extravaganza and the Summer Library Programming events. Volunteers will help staff prepare for the event, setting up displays, taking registration or a variety of other activities, depending upon the program/event. For volunteers who are looking for a fun, one-time event, with lots of activity and excitement, this is for you. Many events occur on the weekends, while some events do occur during the week. Library events target all age groups from tiny tots to adults! Must be 14 years of age or older to volunteer with Marion County Public Library Systems. Volunteers must also be processed through background screening. Complete orientation to the public library system and its programs, as well as the details for the event will be made available to the volunteer. Each volunteer will have a supervisor and/or staff contact with whom they will work.Marion County Health DepartmentThe Marion County Health Department is looking for a volunteer switchboard operator to work in conjunction with their main switchboard operator. These operators direct calls to appropriate clinic and/or office, take messages when necessary, greets and directs clients to appropriate program staff. Must have a clear background screen. Switchboard of multi-line phone experience is preferred. Minimum commitment of 8 hours per week for 6 months is required. Training will be provided. Please contact Sheila Storlie at 352-629-0137 ext 2104 for additional information.Heart of Florida Health CenterGreeter positions are available in the visitor lobby of the dental clinic and in the waiting room. Phone Outreach phone patients to remind them of appointments. Clerical Assistant filing, computer knowledge, and some office experience needed. For additional information on any of these positions please contact Phyllis Silverman at 732-6599.Marion County Visitor & Convention BureauGreet visitors, suggest and explain activities and attractions in Marion County. Re-stock brochures and displays. Make gift bags for events in Marion County with direction from volunteer coordinator. Label letters for mail-outs. Friendly and outgoing personality desired. Some knowledge of the area and things to do in Marion County is helpful. Ability to direct, greet and suggest things to visitors. Training is provided. For additional information contact Desi Leibfried at 438-2800/ This file is compiled by Joyce Wright, who can be contacted at 291-4444 or via email to wrightj@cf.eduFriday, January 27, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The residents of Cherrywood have a great opportunity to increase their fitness level by taking advantage of the Tai Chi classes being offered Monday evenings at 6. Tai Chi is a soft form of martial arts that incorporates mental, spiritual, and physical aspects and integrates them into purposeful movement. There has already been a fine turn out for Cherrywood Tai Chi and the instructor (Dr. Deb Rivera) would like to remind everyone that this is not only an activity for all levels and ages, men as well as women can benefit from the conditioning and strengthening associated with this style of workout. Most of Dr. Riveras own Tai Chi instructors (Masters) have been males and were schooled in the practice from early boyhood. For men and women who participate in a variety of sports or fitness (such as golf, swimming, and weight training), Tai Chi is a great addendum to these types of activities and will promote better breathing, improving balance, coordination, flexibility, and stability while reducing blood pressure, pain, and stress. Cherrywood residents are reminded that those who have limited mobility and do not want to do a standing Tai can still participate in chair Tai Chi and that any movement can be modified to the individual. Do your body and mind a favor, come to Tai Chi!Veterans Club CruiseHeres your chance to win a free cruise for two. Trip includes all port fees and taxes, plus $100 spending money. The Cherrywood Veterans Club and Laura Kane Travel are raffling off a three night Bahamas cruise on a Royal Caribbean ship. The cost is $10 for one raffle ticket or $20 for three tickets. All of the funds raised will go to veterans charities. The drawing will be held on May 30, 2012, at 2 p.m. at their Memorial Day celebration in the clubhouse. You DO NOT have to be present to win. To purchase tickets, contact Bill Mahar at 352-873-1341, Rich Hurley at 352-8737208, Laura Kane at 352840-0333 or Geri at the Clubhouse at 352-237-1675. Tai Chi classes being offered CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove Photos show residents at recent trivia night. Public Library needs special events volunteers LEND A HAND 861-Wise (9473) VOTED SOUTH MARION CITIZENS READERS CHOICE #1 USED CAR DEALER Over 50 Years Experience Family Owned & Operated Experience a whole new way to buy a vehicle Like-new cars without the new car price LOCATE PROGRAM, Wise Way can find any vehicle youre looking for! All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified with Warranty Upon Purchase!! Full Service Center West Marion Countys Largest Selection of Certified Preowned Cars, Trucks, SUVs LIKE NEW!! 9045 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34481 PROUDLY SERVING OUR SW 200 NEIGHBORS FOR OVER 11 YEARS For all your Transportation needs. The Only Way, The Wise Way! 2 YEARS FREE LUBE, OIL, FILTER WITH EVERY PURCHASE! Relax Wise Way vehicles are guaranteed by CarFax Clean Title History Guarantee...We guarantee our inventory!! P LUS T AX T AG & D EALER F EE 000ADOI Wise Way Auto Sales 2010 Lincoln Towncar Limited Continental Package, Chrome Wheels, Leather, 4-year/50K Mile Warranty, New Over $42K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Save Big! 2011 Hyundai Azera Limited Leather, Sunroof, 5yr/60k miles Warranty . . . . . . Wise Way $28,977 2011 Nissan Versa Hatchback, Automatic, A/C, 5yr/60k miles warranty . . . . . . . Wise Way $15,977 2011 Toyota Camry Leather, Alloy Wheels, 5 yr warranty, Factory Demo, New $27000 . . . . Wise Way $23,977 2008 Toyota Prius 16000 Miles, One Owner, Local Car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wise Way $17,897 2012 VW Passat SE Leather, 4000 Miles, Power Seat, Lots of Warranty . . . . . . Wise Way $24,977 2012 Honda Civic LX 39 MPG, Automatic, AC, No Hassle Buying, Save Big, 5yr/60k Mile Warranty . . . . . . . Wise Way $18,970 2011 Ford Taurus SEL Leather, Dual Power Seats, 5yr/60k Warranty Save Thousands . . . Wise Way $25,981 2012-2011 Hyundai Sonatas, Elantras, Santa Fes Several Models to Choose From! 5yr/60k Mile Warranty, No Hassle of Big Dealer . . . . . . . Save Thousands!! 2011 Chevy Malibu LTZ Leather, Sunroof, 2000 Miles, 100k Mile GM Warranty . . . . . . . . Save Big From New! 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Power Seat, Alloy Wheels, Factory Warranty . . . . . . . Wise Way $17,981 2011 Kia Forte EX 5yr/60k Mile Warranty, 4 door, Automatic . . . . . . . . . Wise Way $15,781 2007 Lincoln MKZ 4 door, Leather, Local Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wise Way $16,577 2007 Toyota Corolla One Owner, Automatic, Cold AC, Low Miles, 58k miles . . . . . Wise Way $9871 2010 Buick Lacrosse Leather, All the Toys, 4yr/50k Mile Warranty, 100k Powertrain Warranty . . . . . Wise Way $23981 000A7B2 0009HT1 Hear t Disease Hyper tension Diabetes Pulmonar y Disease Ar thritis Digestive Problems Geriatric Care Allergies Kidney Disease Stroke Management Joint & Heel Injections Minor Surgeries Skin Cancer Screening Skin Biopsies Mens Health V ascular Disease Erectile Dysfunction Sleep Apnea W omens Gynecological Screening WE OFFER THE FOLL OWING : CT SCANS XRA YS NUCLEAR STRESS TEST ECHOCARDIOGRAMS UL TRASOUNDS HOL TER MONITOR COUMADIN C LINIC CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING DEXA POL YSOMNOGRAPHY (SLEEP STUDIES) NER VE CONDUCTION STUDIES PFTS FULL LAB WE A CCEPT MEDICARE BLUE CROSS A TENA, UNITED HEAL TH AND MOST O THER HMOs W e are providers for the following Medicare Plans: Freedom, Humana, Care Plus Partners, Preferred Ca re Partners, Universal, P UP HIGH DOSE FLU SHO T NOW A V AILABLE HERE Call to schedule. Do not get left behind. V accinate early dont catch the flu bug! T wo Convenient Locations 2403 S.E. 17th St. Suite 101, Ocala, FL 352-789-6555 www.pmaflorida.com 1580 Santa Barbara Blvd., The Villages 352-259-2159 www.pma-physicians.com HOUSE CALLS A T YOUR RESIDENCE THE DOCT OR COMES T O YOUR HOME A T YOUR CONVENIENCE COVERED SERVICE BY MEDICARE & BLUE CROSS Y ou DO NOT have to be homebound. Y ou DO NOT have to be terminally ill. Y ou dont even have to be very sick. And Medicar e pays for this! S h a d e s o f B e a u t y 8 6 1 2 0 0 1 Shades of Beauty 861-2001 Ne xt to Scoops L ittle Joeys Big Lots Need A Little P ampering? Come See Our Specials! We welcome our new stylist W e w elcome our ne w stylist DEANA DEAN A to Shades of Beauty to Shades of Beauty 000ADVV Book an appointment Book an appointment with Deana and receive with Deana and receiv e $10.00 OFF $10.00 OFF ANY CHEMICAL SERVICE ANY CHEMIC AL SER VICE 000ACFV B UYING S CRAP G OLD A NY I TEM A NY C ONDITION 10K, 14K, 18K, 22K, 24K Old W e dding Bands, Class Rings, Broken Chain, Old Gold W atches, White Gold, Unmarked Gold, Industrial Gold, Dental Gold, Old Mountings B UYING P LA TINUM Platinum W ire, Thermalcuple, Industrial, Jewelry Crucibles B UYING C OINS C OIN C OLLECTIONS P APER M ONEY B UYING C OINS C OIN C OLLECTIONS P APER M ONEY Silver Coins 1964 or Before... 10 S IL VER C OINS G OLD C OINS 6333 SW SR200 B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKER Y 854-6622 A T rusted Place to Sell Y our Gold & Silver HIGHEST PRICES P AID Buying All Rolex W atches Bring All W ristwatches For Our Of fer B UYING R OLEX AND W RISTW A TCHES 18K Pr esidential Submariner T wo-T one Daytona Old Rolexes Mens & Ladies Also Buying: Indian Pennies Buffalo Nickels Proof Sets Mint Sets Commemoratives Large Pennies Blue Books Collectibles 1/2 Pennies 2 Cent Pieces 3 Cent Pieces 20 Cent Pieces S TERLING S IL VER T ea Sets, Bowls, Jewelr y, Antique Rounds, Ovals, Emerald, Pears, Marquise, Old Cut Diamonds, Antique Jewelry, Necklaces, Pins, Cocktail Rings, Earrings, Platinum, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies W anted Engagement Rings W e Buy All Resaleable Jewelry 000ADNU B UYING D IAMONDS 1/4 CT TO 20 CT D IAMONDS W ANTED John M. Boyett, Jr Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy 200, Ste. 1 19 Ocala Fl 34481 www .edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000A6WT

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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISE HERE CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will sponsor a Shabbaton during the weekend of March 2 and 3. All activities will be held at the Collins Center, Suite 303, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The topic for the event will be Kehillah Kedoshah: Growing Sacred CommunityFrom Self to Community to World and will be led by Rabbi Shawn Zevit, out reach and congregational support rabbi and Tikun Olam director for the Reconstructionist Movement. The weekend will lead off with a Shabbat evening service at 7:30 p.m. with a discussion on individual sacred journey, continued on Saturday morning at 10:30 with a Torah learning session and service on the theme of sacred community with a potluck lunch to follow. The evening will feature Rabbi Zevit in concert with his ensemble. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit has over 25 years experience in spiritual and congregational leadership, organizational consulting and training, educational arts, writing, recording, teaching and performing. He has consulted with numerous corporations, government, non-profit institutions and faith communities across North America. Rabbi Shawn is also CoDirector with Rabbi Marcia Prager of the Davennen Leaders Training Institute, awarded the 2009 National Mintz Foundation Education Award, and is a spiritual director and trainer of clergy in spiritual direction. A composer, liturgist and recording artist with five CDs, he is author of Offerings of the Heart: Money and Values in Faith Communities (Alban, 2005), co-editor with Harry Brod of the just published Brother Keepers: New Essays in Jewish Masculinities (Mens Studies Press, 2010, www.mensstudies.com), and numerous publications in the larger Jewish world. Since 1998 he has been the Director of Congregational Services and Tikkun Olam for the North American Reconstructionist Movement. All events are open to the public. There is a $10 charge for the concert with partial proceeds going to charity. For further information, please contact Judi at 352237-8277 or visit our website: bethisraelocala.org. Partial funding for this program has been made possible through a grant from the Jewish Council of North Central Florida. Shabbaton weekend slated for March 2-3 Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit Saturday, Feb. 18 Chili supper and bake saleSister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keepers Soup Kitchen in Ocala is sponsoring the 5th annual Chili Supper and bake sale on Feb. 18 at Blessed Trinity Church. The event will have both red and white chili and will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the parish hall, 5 S.E. 17th St. Adults are $6 and children $3. For information call 352-867-9860.Amateur Radio Class to beginA Technician Amateur Radio Class will start Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. for seven weeks at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Emergency Management Center, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. The FCC test will be given on March 31, 2012 with a test fee of $15.00, collected on the test day. Manuals will be available to loan to students. This class should prepare you to pass the FCC test and obtain an Amateur Radio Technician License. For more information contact Charles Hensley at 352732-3795 or e-mail KC4Q@arrl.net.Hospice trail rideHospice 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. Sunday, Feb. 19 German American Club eventThe German American Club of Marion County will host a Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and join in the fun for $10 per member or $15 per non-member. Music provided by Alpine Express. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Attire is either a costume or dressy casual. For tickets, call Liz or Joe at 352-732-6368.Thursday, March 8 International Womans DayBarbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Womans Day Celebration on March 8. This date was proclaimed a U.N. day for women s rights and International Peace in 1975 and will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Citrus Springs. The event is at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. Highway 41) just northwest of the Holder traffic light. For information, call 352-465-4225 or go to nature coastuu.org. Books and Beyond 2012 Festival of Books Downtown Inverness St. Margarets Episcopal Church 114 N. Osceola Ave. Sponsored by GFWC Womens Club of Inverness Saturday, February 4 9am to 5pm Meet and Mingle with Citrus County Authors Free Buy their books Get autographs Meet Nancy Kennedy Religious Editor Citrus County Chronicle Writing Seminars ** **There will be eight seminars offered during the Festival. A $10 admission fee will entitle bearer to choose from four of the eight seminars, plus attend the Folk Singing entertainment. Admission to any one seminar is $5. Also Florida Folk Singer Carly Bak Noon to 1pm Among her songs: Turner Camp One of the seminars will be on how to get songs published. R e a d e r s A n d W r i t e r s A D a y F o r 000A5UC For more information call 352-634-4216 or visit gfwcwomansclubofinverness.org Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU T RIED THE REST NOW T RY THE BEST! 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com news for these events next month. 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 CommunityWe 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. The Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesdays, Feb. 14 and Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Feb. 12 and Feb. 26. Every second Sunday, following the Mass, Dr. Myriame Vastey, a family practice physician, presents a program on various medical issues. These meetings are open to everyone. The Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. Christs Church of Marion CountySaturday, Jan. 28: Mens Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1: Bible Study, 7 p.m. 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.Worship service at TimberRidgeCountryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala, and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 10:15 a.m. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Joy Lutheran ChurchThe Lenten Season is soon approaching. On Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate Shrove Tuesday (the English name for the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) with a pancake supper in Swenson Hall. Plan to drop in anytime between these hours to enjoy pancakes and sausage. A freewill offering will be taken. February 22 is Ash Wednesday and worship service will be at 6:45 p.m. The Wednesday night Lenten Services theme will be Dark Nights of the Soul. Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the messages on such topics as Alone in Sin, Lonely, Cold, Breathless, Lost, In Pain, and Alone-Again. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. Pastor Holloways messages will be on Fear of the World, Fear of My Own Way, Fear of God, Fear of the Holy Spirit and Fear of Light. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call the church office at 352854-4509 ext 221. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 000A79V Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. Massage Therapy License #MM 20064 352-732-2745 We take Medicare, Blue Cross, Auto, & Most Health Insurance S h a d e s o f B e a u t y 8 6 1 2 0 0 1 Shades of Beauty 861-2001 Ne xt to Scoops L ittle Joeys Big Lots Need A Little P ampering? Come See Our Specials! 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It was one of those weeks where, if I accomplished anything that delicious slice of information has completely eluded the tiny gray cells floating in my cranium. It is not as if those little gray cells had anything else to do. As I suffused my weary body into my La-Z-Boy chair, I knew I was tired but I could not figure out what I had done during the week to make me this tired. After all, it did not seem like I had accomplished anything of significance this week. I was trying to do something, of course, but I had absolutely nothing to show for it. What was I trying to do this past week? A verse of Scripture began haunting me as I thought about this. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin (James 4:17). What was I supposed to doeth that I did not get around to doething? Of course, there was that funeral I had this past week. Unfortunately, I opened my book to the wrong page and began the funeral by saying, Dearly beloved we are gathered together here to unite these two in holy matrimony. Holy macaroni! What a difference the wrong page makes. At least I was not officiating at a wedding and said, Ashes to ashes, and dirt to dirt. Although, to be honest about it, I have had some weddings where I thought that phrase fit. I was tempted, only for a moment, to query the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage but I feared she would tell me. There is something to say about mystery. Nothing is more mysterious than the feminine side of the marriage equation. Odd isnt it that the marriage equation is not always even. As I reflected upon my week past, I duly noted the activities that occupied most of my week. Apart from the funeral, I had several hospital visits to make. As is usually the case, people conspire to go to the hospital at the same time but never at the same hospital. One even went out of town to go to a hospital. Other visits were made and other activities attended. Certain deadlines were staring me in the face and I stared right back at them defiantly. I am not sure who won. Services and Bible studies needed to be prepared which can take up a lot of time. Then, dont you know it; my truck is always out of gas when I am in a hurry. I suppose I could fill my tank up when it got down to a certain level, but where would the fun be in that? Nothing compares to the adrenaline of being in a hurry and late for an appointment and then running out of gas. Do not get me wrong here. It is not that I do not enjoy giving my wife a call on the cell phone when stranded along the side of the road. It is the highlight of the stranded experience. Usually, her response to my phone call is what stresses me out. What, she declares in that sarcastic tone of hers, have you run out of gas again? It is her theatrical use of the word again that I believe could easily earn her an Oscar. I once presented her with an Oscar Meyer wiener, but she did not enjoy the joke. Personally, I thought it was a great joke and I really did not appreciate her reaction. Needless to say, I have not repeated that sin, although temptation is what it is. I suppose I did do things and accomplished something this past week, but it really does not explain why I am as tired as I am tonight. I can remember there was a time that I did not even know the meaning of tired. I got tired all right; I just did not know the meaning of the word tired. Then the whole thing dawned on me. It was almost like being hit on the head with an iron skillet by you know whom. The lights flashed. The lightbulb went on. I had an epiphany to end all epiphanies. At this point, I am surprised my wife did not get the jump on me with this one. The reason I am so tired is because I am old. There, I said it. I have come to that point in life where being young is a fond fading memory. As this bit of information began marinating in my cranium, it had a very comforting effect. Up to this point, I had been worrying about the fact that I was tired and I could not link that condition with any specific activity. As is usually the case, there are good sound reasons for everything. I began to look at my tired condition in a completely different light. I have earned my being tired. It is something I have worked for all my life. Now, here it is. I am now collecting those wonderful dividends from all that activity of the past. As I thought about this, a marvelous verse of Scripture came to my mind. The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head (Proverbs 20:29 KJV). Being tired is the crown of a lifetime of activity.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.comFriday, January 27, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Trying to go somewhere, I ended up nowhere OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder RELIGION Maranatha Baptist Church1. The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is ongoing and always open to young people from ages 3 to 18. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Church. Pastor C. Michael Mike Swingle has begun his duties as the new youth pastor and has planned many activities for young people. 2. The childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus and Me), invites all children from 1st grade through 12th grade to participate. Ms. Pat Haas is the director and will welcome the children and show them how enjoyable it is to part of the J.A.M. choir. Practice is from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the church. 3. On Sunday, 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 worshipping with us. 4. Beginning Sunday, March 25, through April 1, Maranatha Baptist Church will hold its Missions Conference which will be followed with special guest, Evangelist Kenny Evans. The schedule and more PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE12 On my way to Pun Alley I got shanghaied and wound up in Tampa several days before their Jan. 28 Gasparilla Pirate Fest. An invasion by a fully rigged pirate ship with cannons booming will force the city to surrender and start festivities that culminate with a pirate parade. I managed to get a carrier parrot to bring you the news.Clean GetawayOne of the first pirates I met was wearing a paper towel on his head. I asked, Why are you wearing a paper towel? Arrr he replied, Ive got a bounty on me head!WastedA pirate went to the doctor to find out why his waist hurts so much. The doctor examined him and said, Captain, my diagnosis is this. You have Hempatitus. Argh, how can this be? Ive lived a good clean life. The doctor replied. You have Hemp-a-titus. The hemp rope holding up your pants is too tight.Pirated StoriesI saw another pirate with a banana on his head. It seems he couldnt spell bandana. A small pirate ship is called a thug boat. A pirate was drafted into the NBA because he had an awesome hook. Pirates keep parrots on their shoulder by using Polly-grip. What I cant understand is how pirates get scurvy with all those Hi-Cs. Pirates favorite kind of cookie is Ships Ahoy. A pirates parrot fell in love with a duck. The parrot kept saying, Polly wants a quacker. A pirate crossed an owl with a billy goat and got a Hootin Nanny. Pirates have comfortable feet because of their booty. One pirate wrote his wooden leg into his will as a leg-acy. Some pirates catch their fish by the tale. Pirates make sure that no one steals their bagels by putting lox on them. A dry parrot is polyunsaturated. Pirates can get their ears pierced for a buccaneer. When the pirate crashed his ship upon an iceberg he said, Shiver me timbers. Pirates favorite movie is Booty and the Beast. When the pirate captains ship ran aground he couldnt fathom why.Shaggy Dog StoryThe captain of a Spanish pirate ship was very proud of his mongrel pet for its ability to bark once for Si, and twice for No. After being captured by a British commander, the dog was taught the same trick in English. He thereby became the worlds first Si and Aye dog.All wetWhile in Tampa I heard about a legendary island in the midst of the Florida Keys. Supposedly, this was a source of fresh water for pirates. Boaters, familiar with all the islands in the keys, have never been able to find such an island matching the ancient description. I think it was somebody in NASA, using satellite photographs, that located a sunken area that surely was an island sometime in the past. Furthermore this area resembled the islands ancient description. My reaction to this news was simple, Well isle, be among keys, sunk all.Flat TireWhile driving to the Gasparilla Pirate Fest this fellow from Kentucky had a flat tire. He stopped his car; walked up a hillside and picked a bunch of wildflowers and then put one flower bouquet in front of the car and one behind it. Then he got back in the car to wait for a service vehicle. A passerby studied the scene as he drove by and was so curious, he stopped and asked the fellow what the problem was. The man replied, I have a flat tarr. In response the passerby asked, But whats with the flowers? The man responded, When you break down, they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back! I never did understand it neither.Treasure HuntingA treasure hunter was diving for pirate treasure in an ocean cove near Harbor Bluffs. After searching for hours with no luck, he started back toward the shore. When he was about knee deep in the water he tripped over an old strong box. Opening it, he found it was full of gold coins. He learned that booty is only shin deep.Hopefully, when the pirate festival is over, theyll let me come back home to Pun Alley for next weeks column, and to return to Oak Run where Jane and I live. Yo, ho, ho! A pirates life can be funny PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacqueline N. Arnold graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Arnold is the daughter of Navia Arnold of Spring Bird, San Antonio, Texas, and granddaughter of Charlie Arnold of Southwest 66th Street, Ocala. MILITARY NEWS Thomas Markham, Pastor Phone: 352-237-6950 EVERYONE WELCOME CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY SERVICES 9644 SW HWY. 484, Ocala (Near St. Rd. 200) Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sun. Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sun. Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m. 0009HCI Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Prayer / Bible Study . . . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 0009E2I 75 484 484 Exit 341 MARION OAKS COURSE SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 0009HW2 Bible Studies W e dnesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith College Road Baptist Chur ch 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev John Downing, Pastor Rev Jef f Rountree, Minister of W o rship Rev Rob Loy Jr ., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Children s Minister T rina Loy Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School 0009HTA W e dnesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org 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 OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for Y o u... 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... 10~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Iran, but Americans seem not to be paying attention. George W. Bush famously botched the old saying, Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. The American people were fooled once by unsubstantiated claims about Iraqi President Saddam Husseins weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, and his readiness to use them on short notice. There were no such weapons, of course as many informed authorities said before the U.S. invasion but those who want to bomb Iran appear to believe that this method of spreading war fever among Americans will work one more time. Hence the incessant propaganda about Irans nuclear-weapons program for which there is zero evidence. Americas dozen-and-a-half intelligence agencies have twice reported that Iran scrapped its initial program more than eight years ago. The International Atomic Energy Agency regularly inspects the country and certifies that its uranium has not been enriched to weapons-grade. What Iran has done is consistent with developing nuclear medicine and electrical power. Yet Iran is now subjected to low-level but deadly warfare and threats of a massive bombing campaign because it will not and cannot prove a negative: that it is not developing nuclear weapons. Does Iran represent a serious nuclear threat? Israels defense minister and several former Mossad directors say no. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, like Israeli intelligence, is not convinced Iran has decided to build a weapon. Even leading American neoconservatives acknowledge that a nuclear Iran (if such came to be) would not attack Israel, which has its own nukes, much less the United States. Then why the march to war? The U.S. and Israeli governments will not tolerate limits on their hegemony in the Middle East. Iran is a big, populous, and long-existing country that inevitably will be a major force in the region. Therefore, U.S. and Israeli dominance requires a subservient Iran like the brutal U.S.and Israeli-sponsored Shahs regime was until it was overthrown in the Islamic revolution of 1979. To repeat: nothing is more urgent than stopping this march to war against Iran. Lets make Feb. 4 the day it was reversed.Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org) and editor of The Freeman magazine. RICHMANCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Thursday, Jan. 26: Spaghetti Dinner (all you can eat) from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m., followed by table shuffleboard at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27: Fish/Shrimp Dinner (baked or fried) at 5 p.m. followed by the great singing and dance music of Ocala George Saturday, Jan. 28: Show Me the Money at 1, Queen of Hearts at 5 followed by baked chicken dinner and dance music with karaoke by the Moose Singers. Sunday, Jan. 29: Breakfast from 9 until 11:30 a.m., Bunko at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30: Shuffleboard at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31: Ham Dinner starts at 5 p.m. followed by Moose Entertainers. Wednesday, Feb.1: Bingo (Open to the Public) starts at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5: Super Bowl Day Pig Roast Party at 1 p.m., tickets in advance. Events are for members and qualified quests only. MOOSE LODGE ACTIVITIES DOWN THE DARKEST ROAD By Tami Hoag Tami Hoag has earned her firm position as an international bestselling author with more than 30 thrillers to her credit. But in this the third in her new Oak Knoll series the material is stretched a little bit too thin. To be sure, the book opens with an attention getting first page: Once upon a time I had the perfect family. I had a perfect husband: handsome, loving, successful. I had perfect children: Leslie and Leah beautiful, brilliant, precious girls. I had the perfect life in the perfect home, in the perfect place. We were one of those sickeningly perfect families with matching monograms. The Lawtons: Lance, Lauren, Leslie, and Leah. The Lawtons of Santa Barbara, California. And then as in all fairy tales, evil came into our lives and destroyed us. Now a shattered and vengeful Lauren is left with a mere remnant of that once perfect family Leah. Four years ago 16year-old Leslie was abducted without a trace and less than a year later her distraught father killed himself. What is making her grief intolerable is that she knows the man responsible for her familys destruction but without concrete proof police cannot lay a hand on him. These calamitous events have set Lauren on a relentless quest to bring her tormentor to justice. But her obsession has caused her to neglect her friends, her workand most importantlyher young daughter Leah who is secretly cutting herself out of guilt ad frustration that she, and not her beautiful and talented older sister Leslie, is the familys survivor. Despite this mothers understandable anguish, Hoags protagonist does not come off well. The anguish is too protracted and repetitious to evoke great sympathy even when her daughters killer begins to stalk her. Other flaws in the novel are introduced but underdeveloped characters like a kindly therapist and a private investigator. And although I myself cannot claim to have predicted the ending, many readers have and long before the last page. Im not writing off this author because Ive thoroughly enjoyed many of her previous thrillers. Suffice it to say that Down the Darkest Road is just not vintage Hoag. Down the Darkest Road is stretched a little too thin BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington If you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 15 percent in taxes, while the average American pays 18 percent, which is an outright lie since the majority of us pay less than 15 percent. Nearly half of us dont pay any income tax, and even though they dont pay a dime, many will get refunds in the thousands of dollars. You can bet they are wanting everyone else to pay more taxes and most will vote for Obama and his view of an entitlement society. Why not, they do not want to do anything to rock the boat, stop the flow of taxpayer money to themselves. We are facing the most important election I have seen in my lifetime, and I began voting for Eisenhower. We are divided as a nation more than I have ever witnessed and a divided Nation will not survive. In November, we will decide which America we want, and it scares me how many now want a big daddy government that will take care of them, not calling for self reliance and responsibility. As I said earlier, if you want that type of country, move! If you do nothing else, study Obamacare carefully, it will destroy America as we know it and will just be the beginning if he is re-elected. Anybody But Obama. God bless America! Wayne Rackley Ocala LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 GUEST COMMENTARY BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the CitizenA growing group of individuals and organizations has designated Saturday, Feb. 4, as a National Day of Action aimed at preventing a war against Iran. The manifesto is simple: No War, No Sanctions, No Intervention, No Assassinations. Nothing is more urgent We must stop the rush to making war against Iran than stopping the march to war now underway. Economic warfare has begun already. Sanctions and embargoes are belligerent acts under international law; such policies goaded the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor in 1941. The U.S. State Department recently reassured Israeli leaders, who along with their American lobby are in a bigger hurry for war than President Obama is, that the sanctions will devastate the Iranian economy more precisely, the Iranian people. U.S. officials also say that Irans economy will be throttled by the crippling of that countrys central bank. Sanctions authorized by Obama in late December aim to stop the rest of the world from doing business with the bank, which would amount to isolating the Iranian people from world commerce. If successful, this would create indescribable misery for average Iranians. (Rulers always find a way to get by.) The demanded oil boycott is accompanied by a U.S. suggestion that Iranian oil be replaced with Libyan oil, which sheds new light on the Obama administrations intervention in the Libyan civil war and the regime change it accomplished. Not all nations can be counted on to boycott Iranian oil, but those that do not will still be in a position to demand lower prices from Irans government. Meanwhile, Iranian scientists are being assassinated, and various Iranian facilities are mysteriously exploding. This is surely the work of the CIA or the Israeli Mossad or both of them in conjunction with Iranian groups with histories of violent activity. The covert war is on. The national day of action, with events planned in many cities, is intended to bring all of this to the attention of a complacent American people. Americans are said to be warweary after an eight-year occupation of Iraq (in fact, twenty years of hostilities) and a decade-long and continuing war in Afghanistan, a quagmire if there ever was one. Youd think a warweary people would be demanding no war against PLEASESEERICHMAN, PAGE10 AR IES (March 21 to April 19) The changes youve waited to see in your work situation might not be happening quite as quickly as youd hoped. Although the pace is slow, its ongoing. Expect to hear news soon. TAU R US (April 20 to M ay 20) You should be feeling very proud of the fine effort youve made to get that important project done. Now take some time out to celebrate with family and friends. Youve earned it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre close to reaching your objectives. Thats the good news. But be careful: Your aspects show lots of potential distractions looming. Stay focused and keep your eyes fixed on your goals. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be careful not to let that suspicious Cancerian mind create a problem where none exists. What you might believe is an act of betrayal could be nothing more than a misunderstanding. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your Lions heart overflows with self-confidence. All you need to do is tap into it, and youll be able to handle any change that must be made regarding that recent surprise development. VIRG O (Aug. 23 to Se pt. 22) The need to watch what you say becomes increasingly crucial this week. Be as temperate as you can with your comments and avoid arguments for the sake of controversy. LIBRA (Se pt. 23 to Oc t. 22) A longtime family problem presents new demands. But this time, you wont have to go it alone: Someone else is asking to help share your responsibilities. Let it happen. SCORPIO ( Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A period of feeling vulnerable is about to give way to a stronger, more self-confident aspect. Use this new strength to reaffirm promises youve made to others and yourself. SAGITTAR IUS (Nov. 22 to D ec. 21) A creative dilemma stalls your progress. Instead of letting it raise your ire, use the time to re-examine your aims and, perhaps, come up with a new target. CAP R ICORN (Dec. 22 to J an. 19) Your nimble will finds a way for you to work out those newly emerged problems plaguing your new project. Stay with it. The results will be well worth your efforts. AQUAR IUS (Jan. 20 to Fe b. 18) You might feel overwhelmed at having to decide which new opportunity you should follow. Best advice: Check them all out and see which offers what you really want. PISCES (F e b. 19 to March 20) Continue to tread water before you even consider plunging into something that never seemed quite right. Some facts will soon emerge that can help you make a decision. B ORN THIS W EEK: Youre a natural-born peacemaker. You value truth and have little patience with those who lie to you for their own purposes. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure 000AA6L 000ACZD CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS 5445 Commercial Way, Spring Hill Conveniently Located on Hwy. 19 ADULTS & CHILDREN WELCOME *D0150, D0274, D1110. 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com Readers may wonder about the source of ideas for columns. We read newspapers and magazines. We rarely visit a blog (theyre disorganized). And we read books most recently: The Imperial Cruise, a biographical telling of Theodore Roosevelts foreign policies and Events That Made America, turning points in U.S. history. One turning point was Martin Van Buren Has a Nightmare, and Big Government is Born. New York State Senator Van Buren would later become Secretary of State, Vice President, and President. At the time of Van Burens disturbing dream (1819) there were 22 states. On the sidelines, a dozen territories were considering applications for statehood. Missouri and Maine were at the head of the line. Under the historic Missouri compromise, Maine would be a free state and Missouri a slave state. Van Buren could foresee a major conflict over slavery if the territories admitted to statehood were out of balance. A strong anti-slavery northern majority in Congress might attempt to abolish slavery in all states, which could lead to national disruption, and perhaps war. Van Buren was less concerned about slavery than he was about preserving national unity. He envisioned a quiet campaign to keep the slavery issue out of politics and prevent its discussion in Congress for as long as possible. To further his campaign, Van Buren and a few allies formed a movement to change the nature and practices of political parties. Their ideas were contrary to most of the founding fathers, who thought strong political parties would be disruptive. Nonetheless, Van Buren perceived strong political parties as essential to good government. The now infamous slogan of his movement became to the victors belong the spoils. Thus big government was born and political patronage became a reward for party loyalty and campaign work. Because state and local governments were relatively small in the nineteenth century, there were a limited number of jobs to dole out to party loyalists. Van Buren did not foresee the inevitable and permanent growth of government which his scheme had hatched. It didnt take long for a new world of expanding governments to spread south. Van Burens New York cohorts and a Virginia group were soon considered a dangerous alliance which might seek to run the entire nation. They held caucuses to which powerful supporters contributed money and influence, and they selected favored candidates to run for state and federal offices. Van Buren was convinced that as long as strong political parties could control selection of candidates and win elections, they could prevent direct confrontations over slavery. Sadly, history proved him wrong with a devastating civil war, followed by decades of regional hostility. In addition to an ever larger federal bureaucracy, Van Buren had opened the doors to persistent growth of government spending, rising national debt, special interests, crony capitalism, and expensive national elections. Ironically, despite his energy and convictions, Van Buren was unable to control the size and cost of government during his own presidency (1837-41). His nightmare became his reality, and now its ours. www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, January 27, 2012 Time for my regular rant about voting in Florida, and its not what you might think. I go against supervisors of elections, editors and, yes, even some publishers with my election opinions. I received my sample ballot for next weeks Republican Presidential Primary last Saturday. It had all the usual stuff, including all the presidential candidates who have dropped out of the race since the ballot was printed. But there was something else that drives me crazy. It said that early voting had started, and it gave a list of early voting sites. I have never voted early, and I never will. I have no idea what happens to my votes when I cast them early and they sit there for 10 days before suddenly emerging to be counted. I dont want my vote lost in oblivion somewhere I want it to count. I kind of remember that old Chicago saying ... vote early and vote often. For years and years we got along without early voting we can do so now. Dont give me this stuff about making it available to more people. There have been absentee ballots. available for years, and they still are. If you cant be here on Election Day, get an absentee ballot. Yes, I want everyone who is eligible to vote, but only on Jan. 31. Another rule thats posted on the sample ballot is the one that requires all voters to produce a photo ID and signature ID at the polls to be eligible to vote. For most people, thats a simple thing called a drivers license. And if for some reason youre not driving, its easy to get a Florida ID card. Why do people have a problem with that? Its got nothing to do with the various discrimination claims that some people make. It has everything to do with preventing election fraud. Whats really interesting is that it says you must have the photo ID even if the poll workers know you. Thats just another safety move to prevent cronyism, dead people voting, etc. So get ready to get out there on Jan. 31, if youre eligible, and cast your ballot. Your vote counts I think.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at editor@smcitizen.com or by phone at 352-8543986. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. Amid all the tributes pouring in for former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno, amid all the sorrowful vigils after his death last Sunday, amid all the flowers, etc., left for the family, there is one group of people that we feel must be remembered the victims. Paterno was by no means guilty of any physical crimes in the sex abuse scandal which has one of his former assistants charged with abuse of boys, but in Paternos own words, he should have done more. When it was brought to his attention that some sort of improprieties had occurred, he told school superiors, but failed to go any further, especially with the legal reporting of an alleged crime. As a result, the school dismissed the football coach, who had been a part of the college scene for decades. Just a few months later, lung cancer claimed his life. There was no doubt that Paterno was a great football coach his record speaks for itself. But the cloud of the scandal will be over his head as long as the current generation of people lives. Some might disagree, but just look at the record. Remember Woody Hayes, the legendary Ohio State coach? His career ended after the 1978 Gator Bowl when he hit an opposing player in the neck. Despite the adulation of the fans, his school fired him, and to this day thats one of the major things for which he is remembered. Some sentimentalists have used the firing of Paterno to say he died of a broken heart. But lets not kid ourselves. Lung cancer is a serious, progressive disease, and one can be reasonably sure that it did not develop overnight inside the body of the coach, although it wasnt made public until after he was fired. So lets take away a couple of things from this awful situation: first, there were boys who were victims in this case, and we doubt that they or their families are forgetting that in the shadow of Paternos death; second, those who might be susceptible to a disease such as lung cancer should make sure that they get annual tests to try to catch this awful disease early enough to survive; and third, the fact that we lost a great football coach is important to the sports world, but way down the list of priorities.S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Paternos gone, but victims arent Early voting? I want mine to count Jim Flynn Columnist LETTER TO THE EDITOR Some nightmares last longer than others Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Debt limit disapprovalVote Passed (239-176, 2 Present, 16 Not Voting) The House voted to block a $1.2 trillion increase in the $15.2 trillion debt ceiling. With the Senate unlikely to approve a similar measure, the increase will automatically take effect January 27, 2012. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESSource MegaVote/Compiled by Alan Gold HOW THEY VOTED Read the classifieds Class warfare at its bestI have never witnessed such a broad attack on our American way of life, our capitalistic system, as is now being waged by this administration and the liberal media. Painting the very successful as being the greedy enemy, promoting class warfare, making every effort to divide and conquer and to destroy America as we know it. Remember Obamas pledge to fundamentally change our country without being questioned as to what changes? This is America, the land of opportunity, free enterprise and individual freedom based on our Constitution. We are not a European country, we do not embrace socialism, Marxism, Communism or having a dictatorship. If you want this, move! Put this in the bank, as soon as Romney reveals his income tax forms, he will be attacked for making too much money and paying too little taxes, even though it will show he filed an honest return, paying the taxes due. The tax code permits investors to be taxed at less than the top income tax rate, which is designed to encourage our making investments, risk taking and job creation. Some businesses succeed, some fail, but at least we have the opportunities that no other country in the world offers. Its time we stop screaming the rich dont pay their fair share, the top 10 percent pay most of the taxes. What percent would you say is fair? It will be reported that Romney only pays about PLEASESEELETTTER, PAGE9 Stamp Club thanks Bank of the OzarksThe General Francis Marion Stamp Club, Ocala, offered its appreciation to the local branch of Bank of the Ozarks for its accommodations in providing the club with a meeting place. During a recent visit, Club President Don Parsells (Spruce Creek Preserve), right and club Treasurer Joe Rosinski (On Top Of The World) presented Branch Manager April Brenton with a certificate recognizing the Banks commitment to the community. Celebrating its 22nd year, the General Francis Marion Stamp Club has more than 50 members engaged in the hobby of stamp collecting. The club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 1 pm at Bank of the Ozarks and on the second Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Queen of Peace RC church library. For information about membership, contact Dennis Niemira at 352-854-0892 or check the clubs website: www.ocalagfmstampclub.com. One receptionist. One health clinic assistant. Two paraprofessionals. Two permanent classroom substitutes. All six are now in contention to be Marion County Public Schools 2012 School-Related Employee of the Year. The six employees received surprise visits recently to tell them theyre finalists for the annual honor. The winner will be named today, Friday, Jan. 27, at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Ocala Hilton. Among this years finalists (listed alphabetically by school): Marquita Jones, Fessenden Elementary Jones is the school receptionist whos been at the front desk for two years. She has a bachelors degree in accounting and finance and serves as the schools first contact with the public. Colleagues describe her as respected, cheerful, and professional. Timothy Cooke, Lake Weir High Cooke is a permanent classroom substitute teacher with 27 years of education experience, the last seven at Lake Weir High. He works with students in credit recovery and is described as bright, motivated, and devoted to excellence. Maribel Lopez-Cuevas, Marion Oaks Elementary Lopez-Cuevas is a permanent classroom substitute teacher nearing her five-year mark with the district. Colleagues use words like go to person and smile and move attitude to describe her and her work ethic. 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Saturday, Feb. 11 Yard sale at CountrysideA yard sale will take place in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White elephant, clothing, jewelry, homemade bake sale, tools, toys, small furniture, crafts, books, videos, CDs and much more will be available. For further information, call the church at 352-237-4633.Wednesday, Feb. 15 World Has Talent auditions setAuditions for the Circle Square Cultural Centers third annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Active adults age 55+ are invited on stage where the top chosen acts will perform at The World Has Talent 55+ Talent Show at the Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, May 5. The chosen contestants will compete for a chance to win the $500 first place, $250 second place and $150 third place prizes! Auditions will be held on Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit: www.CSCulturalCenter.com, call 352-854-3670 or e-mail ticketsales@cscultrualcenter.com.Bereavement program setThe Widowed Persons Service of Marion County will be giving a six-week support group program beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the First Congregational Church, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. The hours are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The group is open to all those who have recently lost a spouse. For questions, please call Marianne at 352-854-2872.Friday, Feb. 17 VFW Ladies plan fashion showThe Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4781 will have their annual Fashion Show on Feb. 17 at noon. The theme is Let Freedom Spring. The luncheon will be prepared by Margie with the help of dedicated members. Lots of gifts have been collected. Marilyn French is the chairperson. For tickets and more information, call Regina at 352-873-3631. Tickets are available for tables of eight or more. This is a sellout event. Saturday, Feb. 18 Beth Israel hosts gamesCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to a social evening of games and fun on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The program will feature a short Havdalah service followed by a light dinner of bagels and cream cheese and other delicious fare. Bring your own board games such as dominoes, ma jong, Monopoly, etc. or just come for the fun! The cost is $6 per person and reservations must made by calling Shirley at 352-873-6186 or by email: thegottfrieds@aol.com. Congregation Beth Israel is a progressive, liberal, inclusive Jewish community under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation.Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com Shades of Beauty Shades of Beauty 861-2001 861-2001 Next to Scoops Little Joeys Big Lots Owner & Stylist Betty Jo Assistant Janice Master Barbers Kathy & Larry Stylists Ginger, Dianne, Patty, Karen, Debra & Deana Manicures Spa Pedicures Shellac Nails KARENS NAILS 816-2457 KARENS NAILS 816-2457 000ADWK Prescription Nails Toe Nail Soak & Cut IF YOUR HAIR IS NOT BECOMING TO YOU, YOU SHOULD BE COMING TO US. COME BY AND CHECK OUT OUR MONTHLY SPECIALS! 10% OFF A NY S ERVICE by Patty, Dianne & Deana 22~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Wednesday, Feb. 1, is the next Garden Club meeting in the Orchid Club at 9 a.m. The refreshment committee will be offering treats and a beverage of your choice. Our speaker Dele Perry will demonstrate Oriental Flower Arranging. You can try your hand at this project. Bring a container about 3 or 4 inches high, floral foam, some flat stones, three small flowers (real or artificial) and clippers. If you have any questions call Pat Callahan whose phone number is in the Oak Run directory. Plan to take a chance for the plant raffle and of course there will be a 50-50 too. Have you paid dues yet? Cost is only $5 by check please, a great bargain. All Oak Run residents are welcome to the Garden Club. Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 17, as on that date in the overflow parking lot the Garden Club will have their annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be something for everyone from many varieties of perennials, annuals, vegetables, shrubs and garden treasures. Dont prune those plants even though they look so sad thanks to the frost. You dont want to encourage new growth which could be refrozen later. Make sure your plants are well watered to prevent dehydration. Its a good time to check for termites on your walk around your house. They swarm from January to May. If you see broken wings near doors and windows have it checked. This is a time to buy some herbs for your kitchen window. They wont get frozen! Soon well be back in the garden.Do You Remember? Columbus Day PartyTune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Oct. 12, 2011, Italian American Clubs Columbus Day Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. The program will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Jan. 27 to Feb. 3.Pancake BreakfastGet your special Oak Run feather light pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee or tea tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club.Oak Run Quilters Upcoming EventsOak Run quilter Beverly Reed will teach a one day workshop on an easy Puzzle Star table topper, Thursday, Feb. 2, during our regular meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Island Club. A supply list will be sent to members shortly. The project requires only 3 fat quarters!! If you just want to observe, youre welcome to do so. Also in February, Pat Cicogna will start her beginners quilt class where new (and some longtime) quilters will be make a variety of blocks that may be assembled into a full sized quilt. The class is free to members and a shopping trip for fabric is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. Students, and their teacher, will carpool from the Island Club to the quilt shops and new quilters will learn color schemes, yardages, and quality of fabrics. In January the quilters completed 20 small quilts for the charity Quilts for Kids where the completed quilts are given to various hospitals for children to use while they are recovering from illness or surgeries. These quilts had fabric and patterns supplied to the club and the work was done by machine since these quilts will be washed and sanitized before re-use. Quilters donated backing and batting materials, plus their time and talents. OR Quilters membership is $10 a year and any Oak Run resident interested in the craft is welcome to come, see what were doing, and join up if it is an activity youd enjoy. Feline FanciersFeline Fanciers will meet on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Island Club and everyone is invited. Our programs are generally presented by club members. However, there is always time to talk about our furry children (which everyone always enjoys) along with the finger food we bring to share during the social portion of the meeting. Please bring cat food, either dry or canned, and the club will see to it that it is donated to Pet Meals on Wheels to help feed the pets of the human Meals on Wheels program. Stage Show Re-CreationThe Ambassadors will present the second Passport Stage Show of 2012 on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. ReCreation is a fabulous show featuring a musical tribute to the American people in all walks of life. There are scores of original music, glittering costumes and contemporary and classic choreography. The show features pop, country and patriotic music in styles to appeal to all audiences. The vibrant young entertainers present audience sing-alongs and also light comedy. Ticket sales will be Monday, Feb. 6, in the Orchid Club card room from 8 to 10 a.m. and on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Orchid Club lobby, from 9 to 10 a.m. Cost is $15 per person. Please pay by check(s) made out to ORHA; no cash, please. Oak Run TravelOn Sunday, March 11, the show Jackpot will be at the Show Palace Theatre. There are two buses going to the show and there are several seats available for the second bus. This show is an affectionate look at all the great performers and personalities that have made Las Vegas sizzle. Filled with classic standards, handsome crooners, beautiful showgirls and exciting dancing, you wont want to miss this show. Call Janet Madsen or Jackie Marcotte to reserve your seat. No one does Irish like The Rovers! Wayne and Howardean Krueger will host this trip to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 28, to see this fantastic group (and yes, you will be back in time for bingo!) If you love a good laugh and if Celtic strains from guitars, banjo, accordion and the bodhran make you want to clap your hands, stomp your feet or get up and dance, this show is for you. 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 rides and exhibits, other venues during the fair include the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, which hosts horse races and other equestrian events and Cracker Country, which demonstrates life in frontier Florida. Vicki Lawrence and Garden Club to meet at Orchid Club on Feb. 1 OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE23 Buying? Selling? 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 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. Little Theatre Sex Please, Were SixtyLast week we mentioned the workings of our scenery department and the need for a large production team to put on a show. The following are production roles that need to be filled for each play: producer, director, stage manager, set construction, prompter, program editor, publicity, advertising sales, house manager, tickets, costumes, props. lights, audio, makeup, dressers and ushers. The cast is the smallest number of people in a play but because they are visible they get the public acclaim. But without support from the production team, there would be no show. Under each of the titles listed, there are many assistant, too numerous to name. They work tirelessly not for fame, just the love of the work they do! Tickets for the dinner theatre on March 22 and the shows on the 23rd through the 25th are selling briskly. Sale dates for February in the Orchid Club are: Feb. 7 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Feb. 8 from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., Feb. 11 from 8 to 10 a.m., Feb. 25 from 8 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 6:45 p.m. In the Palm Grove Club ticket sales will be Feb. 13 from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information on dinner theatre tickets call Diana Schmidt at 352-873-7243; for all other shows call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. You can also obtain tickets by contacting any member of Little Theatre who will purchase and deliver them. Tickets for the dinner theatre are $30 and for all other shows, $7 for reserved seats and $5 for general admission. This promises to be one of the funniest shows ever done on the Oak Run Stage, dont miss it!Veterans News Ocala Honor FlightThe organizers of the Ocala Honor Flight which takes World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to, among other things, view the World War II memorial want Oak Runners to know that will be needing a considerable amount of support in the year of 2012. They had over 80 WWII vets on the standby list for their last flight. These veterans rolled over to the next flight list and new applications are coming in. The plane they have been using will allow them to take about 100 veterans per flight. The airline they they deal with is prepared to offer two planes or even possibly one 747. The possibility exists that the Ocala Honor Flight could take as many as 200 WWII veterans on their next flight. Obviously, as always, funding will be the first and major obstacle. There are WWII vets are out there who have still not gone on an Honor Flight and all deserve this day of honor. The Ocala Honor Flight knows it can find the veterans. Ocala has always stepped up to fund this great cause and they have faith that this will continue. They ask for your help in their efforts in making the Ocala Honor Flight Five a reality. If you are a World War II veteran and wish to apply the application mailing address is Ocala Honor Flight, P.O. Box 247, Ocala, FL 34478. Send donations by checks made out to VFW with a note in the memo line Ocala Honor Flight and send it to the above address. For more information call the Ocala Honor Flight phone line at 352-351-9341. Information on the web is at www.ocalahonorflight.org. On Facebook go to Ocala Honor Flight.Fourth of July EventsOn July 4, we will be celebrating our countrys independence day with a parade in the morning followed by a buffet, games and entertainment in the afternoon. This year all of these activities will be celebrated on the same day, Wednesday, July 4. On Saturday, June 30, the Ambassadors will be hosting a July 4 dance for all to attend. On the morning of the 4th, the festivities will begin with our usual parade headed by a fife and drum band, as well as our residents in their decorated golf carts. The cool down will commence immediately following the parade. There will be a break between the morning and afternoon activities. The afternoon affair will be celebrated at Palm Grove and its parking lots, where we will have a barbecue type buffet (tickets will be on sale prior to this event), games for all ages with prizes, entertainment by local residents and others. This is the first notice to the Oak Run residents of the activities that will be taking place on this great day. As we firm up more of the specifics we will be updating you via subsequent monthly newsletters and other communications media available to us here in Oak Run. Please mark your calendars accordingly and for more information please contact Damian Romano, event coordinator, at 352-854-4840.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Jan. 17, we played Disastrous Putting. After play we added one point to our net score for every hole that we had 3 or more putts. The winners were: First Flight 1st placeRoseann Lavacca, 2nd placeSylvia Zappia, 3rd place-Lynn Houghton; Second Flight 1st placeMaureen Edwards, 2nd placeChris Orndorff, 3rd placeNoreen Salo, 4th placeSheila Adams; Third Flight 1st placeBette Johnson, 2nd placeMary Kay Frandsen, 3rd placeCindy Kocher, 4th placeArlene Klann. Carole Dygert was Closest to the Pin. After golf we had a Shoot Out for anyone who had had a Closest to the Pin prize during the year. Each woman had the number of tries equal to the number of Closest to the Pins that they had during the past year. The winners were: First Flight Nancy Lefebvre, Second Flight Judy Klein, Third Flight Barb Davis.Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 19, we played butt and jeff (all par 3s and 5s) plus handicap. Winners in A flight: first Sally Crass, tied in second place Elsa Berbig and Brenda Raider and in B flight first place Diane Dufresne, second place Joan Scholl, third Diana Schmidt. Closest to pin, Sally Crass. Just another reminder to sign up for the Sweetheart Scramble on Feb. 16.ORWGAHere are the winners of the Low Net Tournament on Thursday, Jan. 19: A Flight 1st -Marti Babb, 2nddConnie Bingham, 3rdSue Marentette; B Flight 1stDonna Huffman 2ndOlive Adler 3rdJune Dickbernd; C Flight 1stNancy Reichenbacher 2nd Sue Elie 3rdLinda Noel; D Flight 1stEvelyn Exell 2ndGinny Simons 3rdMary Golab. Closest to the PinNancy Reichenbacher; Chip Ins Sue Marentette and Norma Rombach. At our Jan.16 General Meeting a number of pressing matters were taken care of. We welcomed our new Co-Chairpersons, Jean Travers and Ruby Shepard. Terri Feeley will continue as Treasurer as well as several other members in key positions. A committee consisting of Annette Carini, JoAnn Cohen, Terri Feeley, Marge Rymarcsuk and Betty Scott will be revising our bylaws. The nominating committee of June Dickbernd, Ginny Simon and Pat Tarman will have the task of soliciting a new slate of officers later in the year. Our annual Christmas Party will be organized by June Dickbernd, Kate Lott, Ruby Shepard and Ginny Simons. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 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 lineup including times, dates and tickets, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Sunday, Feb. 5 Quartet in concertThe Gulf Ridge Quartet will perform during worship at 10:30 a.m. at Living Water Wesleyan Church. A fellowship meal will follow the performance of the quartet. Living Water is at 11120 S.W. County Road 484, just one mile west of State Road 200. Call 352-489-2636 for more info.Thursday, Feb. 9 Palm Cay GOP to meetOn Feb. 9, the Palm Cay Republican Club will conduct its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay. The speakers for February are Carol Ely, who is running for School Board; George Tomyn, who is a candidate for Superintendent of Schools for Marion County; Dana Couchen, who is running for County Commissioner from Dist. 5; and George Albright, who is running for County Tax Collector. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 3523-438-9662.Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch. Friday, Feb. 10, Casino trip offered as fundraiserThe Ocala 200 Lions Club will be sponsoring a fundraiser to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Friday, Feb. 10. Cost is $30 per person. Trip includes round-trip transportation and $30 return for free play and lunch vouchers. Gaming tables are available. The bus will leave the Winn-Dixie (Porters) parking lot at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. All proceeds, as always, will be used by the Lions for community projects. There will be no refunds issued unless club is able to resell on waiting list. Deadline: Feb. 1. For more information and to register, call Diane Melnick, 352-861-2730 or E-mail at Melnick8350@aol.com. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE24 000AEEP CURBING Add the look and value to your home without breaking the bank. 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The Marion County Health Department and Heart of Florida Health Center announce the formation of a partnership in community health care. Beginning in October 2012, primary care services provided at the health department will be provided by the Heart of Florida Health Center. We are proud to announce this new partnership as it will combine the strengths of the health department and Heart of Florida Health Center, said Nathan Grossman, M.D., director of Marion County Health Department. Heart of Florida Health Centers mission is aligned with improving the health status of the people of Marion County, which is very similar to our mission, to protect and promote health, so it makes sense for us to combine services in order to continue to provide primary care in Marion County. Heart of Florida Health Center provides quality medical, dental and mental health services to all Marion County residents, but in particular to those residents who would not otherwise be able to access these services due to financial limitations and/or lack of health insurance. Heart of Florida Health Center provides health care services throughout Marion County and is pleased to join in partnership with the Marion County Health Department, said Kerrie Jones Clark, CEO of Heart of Florida Health Center. To learn more about Heart of Florida Health Center, visit http://heartoffloridahealthcenter.org/.To learn more about Marion County Health Department, visit http://www.doh.state.fl.us/ chdmarion/. The mission of Heart of Florida Health Center is to improve the overall health status of Marion County residents by providing quality primary medical, dental and mental health services to all residents, but in particular to those residents who would not otherwise be able to access these services due to financial limitation and/or lack of health insurance. The mission of the Marion County Health Department is to protect and promote the health of all residents and visitors in Marion County. If you are interested in joining our Thursday morning league at Spruce Creek Preserve, please contact Jean Travers for further information. ORWGA is a group of ladies who enjoy playing the game of golf as well as the social aspect of the game!Royal Oaks Mens GolfJan. 20 started out cold, but warmed up quite rapidly, and turned into a good game for golf. 48 players showed up and played the usual game of three best net. And the winners were: First place with a score of 196, Charlie Elder, Vince Connolly, John Terry, and Larry Soine; in second with a 19, Ken Frandsen, Frank Kelley, Virgil Hein, and Paul Valois; in third with a 198 Dave Dawson, Bruce Stover, Dick Rizzo, and Joe Paller. Closest to the pin on the par threes were Dave Dawson (2), Steve Szabo, and Don Aubrey. With the weather showing signs of warming up, we look forward to more of our members taking part in the Friday games. Good competition and good companions. See you next week.Carol Anns CornerSince mom hasnt been doing too many Carol Anns Corners lately, this is her cat, Mr. Cody, picking up her slack. I want to tell you about an interesting experience we had lately. One cold morning mom and I were lying in bed just wondering whether we wanted to get up when mom saw something moving past our bedroom window kind of bobbing up and down. She looked closer and it was a huge group of wild turkeys! They were walking in a very orderly and stately line between the houses, across a road and into a small clump of trees. They just kept coming and coming. I dont think we saw the beginning of the procession and mom figured we saw at least 30 of them. They were of all sizes from quite young ones to the large one at the end. He was obviously the head honcho with his great long beard. What a way to start the morning! Mom told her sister, my Aunt Dianne, about it. Aunt Dianne is an avid bird watcher and told us our turkey sighting would have thrilled even the most veteran bird watcher as turkeys are usually very shy and elusive. She said that wily old Tom must have known that no one in Oak Run would have his family in the cross hairs. Aunt Dianne also sent the following lovely poem about mom and me: A tabby cat is a work of art, Every hair in place. Each stripe is etched upon my heart, I love his tiger face. He cuddles up beside my thigh, In warmth and reverie. His loves worth more than money can buy, Hes all the world to me. A hunter loves his dog, A boy can love his rat, But for Irish monks and me, There is nothing like a cat.Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of the Friday before publication. Note there are no hyphens in the address. If you wish to call her, the number is in the Oak Run directory. You may send pictures as jpg attachments. Typed copy or hard copy photos can be placed in Carols cubby across the street from her house but should be submitted earlier as they take longer to process. The names of the people in all photos must be included. Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 Sunday, Jan. 29 Joy night at Christs ChurchJoin 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.Breakfast at the MooseBreakfast at the Lodge is from 9 until 11:30 a.m., serving eggs any style, choice of meats, potatoes, toast, juice, coffee and more at a great price! Come check it out before or after church. 10411 S.W. 110th St., phone is 352854-2200.Tuesday, Jan. 31 Huge yard saleTemple 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.Wednesday, Feb. 1 Public bingo at the MooseEvery Wednesday, bingo is played at the Moose to benefit the Lodges Charity endeavors. Early bird starts at 12:45 p.m. with a variety of lunch specials. Come try your luck at big winnings. 10411 S.W. 110th St., phone is 352854-2200.Thursday, Feb. 2 Concert at Ocala WestThe Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p. m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550.WOW Singles to meetWOW Singles will meet at the following locations. There are no dues. Please call 352-861-9487 or 352-2375842 for more info. Feb. 2, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., El Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 4011 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Feb. 16, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Horse and Hound, 6998 N. U.S. Highway 27.Friday, Feb. 3 Sheriffs Office sells ribs for United WayMarion County Sheriffs Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 3, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriffs complex at 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available. For tickets and more information call Judge Cochran at 352-368-3594 or Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598. Saturday, Feb. 4 Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 8732276Church hosts yard saleThe Crossroad Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., will host a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 4, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families and vendors can rent a space for $10. Call Marie, 352-817-4006 to save a place. Lions Club holds yard saleThe Ocala Lions Club will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 4 to raise funds to sponsor a service dog. The sale is set for the old Porters Nursery located in the Friendship Shopping Plaza, from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. Gently used household items as well as furniture will be offered. Anyone wanting to donate items, other than clothing, for the yard sale may contact Bill Thomas, 352291-2600. Gentle Chair Yoga continuesGentle Chair Yoga will continue Feb. 4 and 11 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Freedom Public Library. It is excellent for anyone with limited mobility. Call Ingrid Crane for further info at 352-854-7950. More on Page 6 Lori Reese, Shady Hill Elementary Reese serves as her schools health clinic assistant and is in her second year on the job. Shes responsible for student health issues, working with health agencies, and is described as upbeat, energetic, very detailed in record-keeping, and a team player. Heather Tedder, Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary Tedder is a paraprofessional in her fourth year at the school (plus four years of volunteering at the same SCHOOLCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 school). She works with struggling reading students and is described as a positive person with high expectations, extremely organized, and an independent worker. Liz Mannino, Sunrise Elementary Mannino is an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) paraprofessional. A Sunrise employee for five years, she oversees the school store, serves as translator for many functions, and is described as creative, reliable, responsible, and well organized. 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~Friday, January 27, 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. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida 000A7N7 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 Handyman StevesHandymanService(352) 854-4927Steve Zrowka000ADT9 Lo s t Lost Ipod T ouch, on 1/11 in Kangaroo Gas Station at C39 and 200,please call, my daughter is heartbroken, this was her Christmas, REW ARD!! (352) 400-0766 Sales Help Manager NeededOpenings in mgt. Exp. Prefd but not reqd Training & Benefits $650 -$850. Call Ms. Watson 352-436-4460 T ra des/ Skills Drivers W anted: Calss ACDL w/hazmat. Company & O/Os Lots of Fr eight to move!! CAll 877-893-9645 Schools/ Instruction NEED A NEWCAREER?2 W eek Courses! NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475. EKG $475. ALF ADMINISTRATOR $300.taylor college.edu (352) 245-4119 Auctions 2 AUCTIONS THURS. Jan. 26 Estate Auction Pr ev:12 Auction 3PM Outside 6PM Inside 2009 Pontiac V ibe/w Onstar 54K, 1997 PU Mazda SOLD @ 5:30. 1980 Cor vette, blue, ivory int., 120K mi. 13.5FT Delquay Run-about, 40HP Evinrude, Fr ont load washr/dryer designer furn., hshld & tools FRI. JAN. 27 Pr ev: 4PM Auction 6PM Car nival & V intage Glass Auction Live & On Line 125 lots of Fenton, Imperial, Northwood, Opalescent, Depression, Early Pressed Glass & More! DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc General A-1 BUYER!Old Costume Jewelry, Items of Value, Antiques, Fishing Mens Watches, Guns352-344-3809 For Sale, Good used western saddle $ 85.00, 352-873-6033 General LOOSE WEIGHT GAIN ENERGYScientifically Based nutritional Program for weight management, stress relief and energy increase Call (352) 291-1943 for a free Consultation visit http:\\PhilipConnie.gr ateshapetoday.com Samsung 17 computer monitor, siring included. excel. cond. $25.00 861-0321 Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOWBROOKSVILLE HSC CLUBSat. Jan. 28th 9-5p Sun. Jan 29th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 W anted to Buy Ca$h for Old Stuf fJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info(352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 GUNS WANTEDCollector will Pay fair prices for your Unwanted Fir e Arms(352) 873-7587 W ANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE Any Ar ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Sale or Rent LECANTO 55+ FOR RENT OR SALE 1/1, Furnished $525. 2/2 Furnished $550. 352-287-9175, 746-1189 Rent: Houses Unfurnished 55+ SPRUCE CREEK NORTH2 Bd/2Ba/2 car gar age excel. cond. scr n. lanai Immed. occupancy $650 mo. Includes ammenities (352) 266-0516. Real Es t ate F or Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. On T op Of The W orld FOR SALE BY HOMEOWNER2/2/1 End V illa. Lots of extras. $75,500 Check list #ORL27190 BuyOwner .com352-861-5666 Inv erness Homes Have it all! Inverness Over Flowing With Value!!! 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 miniumn $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $212,500. (Price below Estimate Zillow.com) Contact owner, 352-556-1510, 352-238-6274 email: rosepub@excite.com Homosa ssa Homes Riverhaven V illage, Homosassa, FL GREA T LOCA TION, GREA T HOUSE, GREA T NEIGHBORHOOD! 2147 sf, 3/2 + lr/dr comb, den, sunroom, inside laundry all appliances. blt. by Rusaw in 1989, well maint ained, 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 @t amp abay .rr .com Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Housesone block, one doublewide. $175K 352-854-5564 352-465-2159 Recreation Vehicles Infinity 99 M/Homeby 4 W inds, 35 T riton 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 V illage Route 40 W Dunnellon call for tour (352) 465-6335 W as $22,500 Now $19,750 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 V ehicles W anted WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPer fect Cond or not Titled,No title, No pr oblem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Cars We BUYCars, T rucks V ans & SUVs, lic/Ins hogstenautosales .com (352) 867-9057 Cla ssic V ehicles AUTO SW AP CORRAL SHOW19th Annual Sumter Swap MeetsSUMTER COUNTY Fairgrounds, BushnellFeb. 17, 18, 19th1-800-438-8559 Care F or the Elderly CNA HHA Home CompanionLoving Car e for Y our Love Ones(352)361-0756 MOBILE HAIR CAREFULL SER VICE IN YOUR HOME LICENSED BEAUTICIAN/CNA WILL SER VICE THE HOME BOUND AND ELDERL Y CALL CA THY (352) 237-3347 Read the classifieds Check out our website www.smcitizen.com Community calendar Friday, Jan. 27 High Twelve Club meetsThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club 665 will hold a luncheon and meeting on Friday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The guest speaker will be Dave Schlenker, columnist for the Ocala Star Banner. Following the meeting, we will have a buffet lunch. The cost is $12 per person. All Master Masons and guests are invited. Reservations are required. Telephone Bob Brady at 352-854 9612 for reservations or further information. 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.Car show scheduledThe Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 145 Marion County will be holding its annual car show Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Market of Marion, 12888 S.E. U.S. Highway 441, Belleview. Admission is free. Car registration is $20. Vendor space available. For information, call 352-236-3069.Camellia show scheduledThe 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 352-5953365 or visit www.americancamellias.org and look for the Ocala Camellia Society web page. Rally for Life scheduledRally 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.SPCA used book saleThe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Marion County is holding a used book sale on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to noon next to Winn Dixie at 8445 S.W. State Road 200 in Friendship Center. This time all books are paperbacks priced at 25 cents each. 000AEKI National Cremation Society T opics Include: Preplanning Options V eterans Benefits T ravel Protection Interest-Free Financing Please, First-T ime Attendees Only Florida s Oldest and Largest N A T IONAL C REMA TION S OCIETY FREE Seminar at T h i n k i n g A b o u t Thinking About C r e m a t i o n ? Cr emation? 352-728-0093 Please call for r eservations Limited Seating BOB EV ANS (In fr ont of W almart SR 200) February 7 3:00 p.m. Complimentary Farmhouse lunch will be pr ovided 000ADGH 2011 2011 2011 2011 Be y ond Carpet Cleaning is Air Duct Cleaning Citrus 7 26-4646 SCHEDULE ONLINE A T ST ANLEYSTEEMER.COM 1 -800-S TEEMER Marion 622-5885 000A68I

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BY CAROLYN TEN BROECK Williston Pioneer Sun NewsGet your engines revving for a good cause as the first City of Williston Wings and Wheels fly-in and car show zips into town as a fund-raiser for the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens (LARC). The day starts March 3 at the Williston Municipal Airport with a fly in. All pilots who want to show off their aircraft are encouraged to attend, said one of the event organizers, Dennis Strow. If you like having your feet on the ground, bring your classic car and showcase your pride and joy, alongside the aircraft. At around 3 p.m., with a police escort, the cars will make their way into town in a motorcade and will end at Heritage Park where they will be on display for the next five hours. At the park, visitors will be able to shop or visit at boothsall owned or operated by Williston merchants or members of the Williston Chamber of Commerce. That night, sway to the tunes of Old Skool, an area band that plays a good mix of most everything. This is about showing off Williston, Strow said. It will raise money for LARC and promote the town. This is Hometown USA and Williston is the best kept secret around, he said. The event, held rain or shine, should draw in car owners for miles, Strow said. There is no cost to participate at the park, he said. There is a $5 fee for the escorted cruise through town. Anyone wanting to have a booth at Heritage Park should contact the chamber at 528-5552. Registration for the car show is $15 by Feb. 22. Make checks payable to LARC and send to WPD, Attn: Car Show, 5 S.W. 1st Ave., Williston, FL 32696. Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Marions Most Wanted Amanda Branda, 32, felony violation of probation count 1 child abuse. Kevin Candelaria, 46, felony bench warrant for failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 drive while license revoked as habitual offender. Savannah Cooper, 23, felony warrant count 1 driving while license suspended revoked; count 2 providing false name/identification to law enforcement officer. David Crooks, 35, felony violation of probation 2 counts aggravated assault with weapon no intent. Antonio Gordon, 24, felony violation of probation obstruct crime investigation. Marco Watkins, 35, felony warrant count 1 sale of cocaine; count 2 possession of cocaine. BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comAn OTOW Lions Club update and a reminder of the upcoming New Pretenders performance constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings updates.Lions ClubOn Nov. 16, the OTOW Lions Club, in partnership with Volunteers of American, completed furnishing two living quarters at the Ritz Hotel for homeless veterans, thanks to the generosity of OTOW Communities, Ac/Atina Self-Storage, Senior Transitions, Walmart 200, and others. Although completed, some additional items have been added to help turn these rooms into homes. At the clubs regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 10, it was reported that applications for residency are now being taken, and club members are very excited to see these rooms become homes to two worthy veterans who have served their country.New Pretenders TroupeThe New Pretenders are gearing up for another show. Celebrate! is all-new and guaranteed to entertain you for two solid hours. Performances are slated for Feb. 10 and 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. A spokesperson for the New Pretenders Troupe says, 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 Lions complete work for vets at Ritz OTOW HAPPENINGS John and Mary Miks, who have lived in Ocala for 22 years, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 28. They were married in Detroit. They are charter members of the West Marion Moose Lodge, and parents of Linda Morrell of Ocala and Larry Miks of Warren, Michigan. They have four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. They live in Deer Creek. Married for 65 years Wings and Wheels coming to Williston Rotary Discovery FestThe 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. SECO to help college-bound studentsUp to 12 deserving high school seniors from Sumter Electric Cooperatives service territory will receive assistance from the Co-op this year to go on to college or a technical school following high school. The SECO Board of Trustees recently voted to continue the Co-ops popular scholarship program which, over the years, has helped many deserving students attain higher learning when that might have been more difficult otherwise. The students chosen to receive SECO Scholarships in 2012 will each be the beneficiaries of a $2,500 grant to assist them in their pursuit of higher education. All applicants will be evaluated by an independent panel of educators from around the SECO service territory. To qualify, graduates must reside in a home being served by SECO and be enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school by the end of 2012. Applications are now available at area high school guidance offices and at any of SECOs customer service centers in Marion, Lake, Citrus, and Sumter counties. They must be returned to SECO no later than March 30, 2012. 0009HCX RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! 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Friday, January 27, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com horses bringing a total of $1,458,400 at the corresponding session in 2011. The average price was $17,845, up 43.2 percent from $12,465 a year ago, while the median price was $15,000, up 66.7 percent from $9,000 in 2011. The buyback percentage was 29 percent; it was 28.2 percent last year. For the Horses of Racing Age section, 74 horses sold for a total of $1,033,200, averaging $13,962 with a $6,500 median price. The buyback percentage was 25.3 percent. Next on the OBS agenda is the March Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 and 14. The Under Tack Show is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9. The OBS Day of Champions races will be run on Monday, March 12. Complete OBS Sales results are available shortly after the conclusion of each session at the companys website at obssales.com http://www.obssales.com/>. Email should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. OBSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Help bring the joy of reading to children who may not otherwise have books in their lives. A drive to collect books for Goodwills BookWorks preschool literacy program starts Feb. 1 and runs through March 14. Please consider donating new or like-new books for children ages 2 through 5, or volunteering for the program. Throughout the year, volunteers for Goodwills BookWorks program read to children at Head Start centers and then present each child with a personalized book to take home. Last year, the program put more than 31,000 books into the hands of preschool children from needy families. To donate books, attach a note indicating they are For BookWorks and drop them off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site in Marion, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando or Polk counties. For store and donation site locations, visit www.goodwillsuncoast.orghttp://www.goodwill-suncoast.org/ or call toll-free 888-279-1988. To volunteer for BookWorks, call Goodwill Community Relations at 888-279-1988, ext. 1013 or 1976. Literacy plan needs books, volunteers A man who said he was in the area to sell magazines was accused of misdemeanor possession of marijuana after he was checked by a deputy near an empty store in Friendship Center. Deputies stopped Laron D. Richardson, 22, of the Panhandle city of Baker, and a North Carolina man who was with him. The men said they were trying to sell magazines in the neighborhood. A pocket knife was seen clipped to Richardsons pocket, and he was asked to empty his pockets. In doing so, a small bag of what later proved to be marijuana was taken out. He was taken into custody. The North Carolina man was not arrested. Jaclyn Corin Ericson, 18, of Ocala and Maite Isabel Torres-Martinez, 19, of Huron, South Dakota are both accused of attempted armed robbery. Around 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 17, in the parking lot of Winn Dixie, 4417 N.W. Blitchton Road, Ocala, the victim was putting groceries in her truck. The victim told detectives, Torres-Martinez grabbed the victims purse from the shopping cart. The victim and Torres-Martinez struggled for nearly a minute over the purse. During that time, TorresMartinez reportedly told the victim I have a knife. I cut you. TorresMartinez did show the victim the knife. The victim was able to get away with her purse. The suspects took off in a four-door maroon car. A second witness was able to give detectives a description of the suspects. Wednesday, Jan. 18, detectives were canvassing the area near the incident, when the maroon car (with two females inside) drove by. The females matched the descriptions of the suspects from the attempted armed robbery. 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BRIEFS Flyover construction to close some lanesRoad construction associated with the Southwest 42nd Street Flyover Project will prompt temporary lane closures from Jan. 30 to March 30 at the following locations: Southwest 42nd Street west of the Southwest 27th Avenue intersection. Southwest 31st Avenue between Southwest 42nd Street and Southwest 41st Street. Construction crews will place proper signage and barricades to direct motorists through and around the work areas. Motorists may experience intermittent delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible. Adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances may affect the work schedule. INDEX Bookmark...........................19 Cherrywood......................15 Classified.............................25 Lend a Hand......................14 Oak Run...............................22 Opinion`................................8 OTOW...................................26 Out to Pastor.....................11 Pun Alley.............................18 Puzzles.................................20CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 35 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, January 27, 2012 www.smcitizen.com The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering free credit monitoring to more than 2,200 veterans whose personal information, including Social Security numbers, was posted on Ancestry.com following the mistaken release of data through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). VA places the highest priority upon safeguarding the personal information of our Veterans, said Jerry L. Davis, VAs chief information security officer. When lapses occur, we will immediately take prompt remedial action, such as notification. The family history website, which provides access to genealogical and historical information, had requested information from VA about deceased veterans. Under FOIA, VA is obligated to release requested records upon written request unless they may be withheld. Therefore, VA provided the website with the data on March 18, 2011. On Dec. 13, 2011, after the information had been posted on the history website, VA learned that it included data about some living veterans because some of the death reports provided to the website were inaccurate. Fortunately, no personal health information was included in this data release, Davis said. Ancestry.com has worked with us and immediately removed all the information that we had supplied them. There is no indication personally identifiable information of any veteran has been misused. However, VA is still notifying all potentially affected veterans so they can be vigilant and take steps to protect against identity theft. VA is also offering credit monitoring for one year at no charge to every veteran whose name was mistakenly released and posted on the history website. FOIA requires federal agencies to disclose requested records unless they may be withheld under specific statutory exemptions. Under FOIA, VA was obligated to provide the website with the name, social security number, date of birth, date of death, military branch assignments, and the dates of entry on active duty and release from active duty for deceased veterans. VA has launched an effort to determine why information about living veterans was included in a database about deceased veterans. The error did not affect the VA benefits of any veteran. VA is committed to protecting veterans personal information and to improving information processing to avoid erroneous data. Veterans who believe they may have been affected by this incident who have not been notified by VA may verify whether their information was involved by writing to: Department of Veterans Affairs, OIT Privacy Officer (005R1A), 810 Vermont Ave., NW Washington DC 20420, (Attn: Garnett Best). Affected veterans can request a free credit report for one year from one or more of the three national credit bureaus by calling 1877-322-8228 or by visiting http://www.annualcreditreport. com. Information about this and other protections, including placing a fraud alert on credit accounts, is available by calling the Federal Trade Commission at its toll free number, 1-877-438-4338, or by visiting its website, http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html. VA accidentally releases living vets records Free credit monitoring offered Gardeners visit nurseryMembers of the Garden Club at Cherrywood recently paid a visit to Bob Wines Nursery. For todays Cherrywood news, please turn to Page 15. Hip No. 328, a yearling colt by Congrats consigned by Strouds Lane Farm LLC, went to Bortolazzo Stable, LLC for $90,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2012 Winter Mixed Sale. The chestnut colt is out of Summer School, by Royal Academy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mud Route. Hip No. 473, a Two Step Salsa colt consigned by Get Away Farm, Agent, was sold to Summerfield, Agent, for $50,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Haute Monde, by Malabar Gold, a half sister to graded stakes placed Ellwood and Jake. Hip No. 483, a filly by City Zip consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to H. H., Agent for $45,000. The chestnut filly is out of Iron Red, by Brief Ruckus, a half sister to graded stakes winner Si Si Sezyou. Norman Hendry went to $32,000 for Hip No. 393, Hot Dixie Storm, a filly by High Cotton consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Breaking Storm, by Stormy Atlantic, a half sister to stakes winner Peace Symbol. For the session, 174 horses grossed $1,316,300 compared with 192 horses selling for a total of $917,600 last year. The average price of $7,565 was a 58.3 percent increase from $4,779 in 2011 while the median price of $4,850 increased 70.2 percent from $2,850. The buyback percentage was 26.0 percent; it was 31.7 percent a year ago. For Tuesdays Consignor Preferred session, 71 horses grossed $1,267,000 compared with 117 More $$$ made at OBS sale The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Marion County has announced the Salute to Senior ServiceSM program to honor senior volunteers for the tireless contributions they make to their local communities. The program will include a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state and culminate with the selection of a national Salute to Senior Service winner during Older Americans Month in May. Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nominations will be accepted at www.SalutetoSeniorService.com through March 15. Nomination forms also can be requested at ckoehler@homeinsteadinc.com. State Senior Hero winners will receive plaques, and their stories will be posted on the SalutetoSeniorService.com website. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winners nonprofit charity of choice. According to research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care network, 52 percent of seniors volunteer their time through unpaid community service. Nearly 20 percent (one in five) of seniors surveyed started volunteering when they reached the traditional age of retirement 65 or older. Furthermore, 20 percent of seniors who volunteer say that their community service is the most important thing they do. Helping others defines life for many local retired seniors, said Jim Samuelson owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Marion County. And what a difference we have observed in seniors health, attitude and outlook among those who choose to stay active as they age. Dr. Erwin Tan, director of the Senior Corps, a national organization that links more than 400,000 Americans 55 and older to service opportunities, agrees. The one thing that I hear constantly from the seniors in our programs is that volunteering gives them a purpose in life they say that its the reason they get up in the morning. In addition, its a great way for them to learn new things whether a skill or just something about an issue in which they have an interest, Tan said. Volunteering is just a great way to expand their horizons and feel like theyre still a valuable part of their community. For more information, call 352622-6447. Search on for top senior volunteers PLEASESEEOBS, PAGE2 Greek Festival this weekendIf you love exceptional Greek entertainment and food, you wont want to miss the annual Greek Festival. St. Marks Greek Orthodox Church is hosting its 12th annual Greek Festival on Jan. 27, 28 and 29, at 9926 S.E. 36th Ave. (C.R. 467) just north of Belleview High School. Please join us for Amazing Greek food plus an endless variety of delicious Greek pastries. Also featuring live music, Greek and Irish dancers, local folk dancers, childrens activities, vendors, raffle drawings, and much more. Enjoy all things Greek. Listen and dance to Greek music while sampling delicious Greek foods and exquisite pastries. Outdoor vendors and crafts include the Kids Midway of childrens activities and rides provided by Spotlight Amusements, face painting, sand art, along with other activities for children and families! Parking is free, and admission is only $1 donation. Hours Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.