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Title: South Marion citizen
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Publisher: Citrus Pub.
Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 02-03-2012
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ELECTION BRIEFS VOTE PERCENTAGESAll Florida Romney 46 percent Gingrich 32 percent Santorum 13 percent Paul 7 percentMarion County Romney 46 percent Gingrich 34 percent Santorum 12 percent Paul 6 percent INDEX Cherrywood......................17 Cranes Corner..................27 Judis Journal.....................10 Marion Landing................23 Oak Run...............................13 OTOW...................................16 Out to Pastor........................9 Pun Alley.............................21 Puzzles.................................20 Spruce Creek North`.......12CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 36 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com PHOTO COURTESY MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEThe twisted, burned-out wreckage of a Cessna that crashed last week, killing the pilot who was scheduled to become CEO of a local health system, lies in a field on Southwest 38th Street. PHOTO BY JOHNNY WALKERWorkers process the crashed plane for loading onto a truck to go to Gainesville. BY JIM CLARK Editor Last Thursday evening in Macon, Ga., Allen Golson, CEO of Coliseum Health System, spoke at his companys awards banquet. This was to be his final speech as CEO, since he had accepted a position as CEO of Ocala Health Systems, including Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital. At the dinner, he praised his wife for her support and praised health system workers. He received a standing ovation from the crowd of about 200. Friday morning, he and his wife, Carol, boarded his twin-engine six-seat Cessna to fly to Ocala. He told friends they were coming to Ocala to look at some real estate. But as his plane circled to the south end of Ocala International Airport and made its final approach, something went terribly wrong. As it approached 38th Street, the plane, witnesses said, suddenly veered to the left, possibly to avoid hitting the buildings on the north side of the street, and crashlanded in a field, catching fire upon impact. Allen Golson, 55, was killed. His wife, Carol, 52, was pulled from the wreckage by nearby workers and survived. They were the only people on board. The crash site is a short distance south of the airport, just southeast of the Ocala Regioanl Sportsplex, a little over a mile east of West Port High School and just over a mile north-northwest of Fairfield Village and The Centers on 60th Avenue. The Macon Telegraph reported that investigators found that the landing gear was retracted, or in the up position, not down as you would expect from a plane about to land. The paper also said that the investigation showed that Carol was seated near the rear of the plane, not in the cockpit. Golson had been in contact with the tower at OIA, indicating that he was on final approach. According to officials, he gave no indication of any trouble on board. The Golsons had been married for 30 years after meeting at the University of Alabama. They had no children, but other relatives were in Ocala on Saturday to visit the crash site. Carol Golson was released from the hospital on Monday. The wreckage was taken to Gainesville on Saturday Robber hits store at 484 A gunman robbed a clerk at the Chevron convenience store at the corner of County Road 484 and State Road 200 Tuesday morning. It was reported at 10:42 a.m. The man received money from the clerk, then left the scene. Photos show him driving away in a four-door black Honda Civic with a parking decal and a Union Firefighting sticker on the back window. The robber was described as a white male in his early to mid 20s, about 5-foot-6 and weighing about 200. He was dressed in a green jacket with a blue hoodie, wore jeans and glasses. He was believed to be right-handed. The weapon was described as a black semi-automatic. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Bobby Levay at the Marion County Sheriffs Office at 352-427-6790. Hospitals new CEO dies in crash BY PATRICIA A. WOODBURY Special to the Citizen Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is now ready for some spring soccer! They are looking for boys and girls from 4 years to 6th grade to register for this fun and encouraging sports experience. Players may register at the church office on Saturday, Feb. 4, from noon to 5 p.m.; on Monday, Feb. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 8 and 9 from 4 to 6 p.m.; and Friday, Feb. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. The registration fee is $65 per child, which includes a reversible jersey, water bottle, socks, and car magnet. Scholarships are available. All players must have a soccer evaluation, which will occur at the time of registration that helps to promote equal and competitive teams as well as a substitution system. Practice begins Tuesday, Feb. 14 Father Patrick J. ODoherty reads the opening prayer. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKRally for Life Local residents, many from Queen of Peace Catholic Church, took part in a Rally for Life Saturday at Ocala City Hall, listening to speakers and singing hymns. Are you ready for some soccer? PLEASESEESOCCER PAGE3 Iwo Jima remembrance scheduled for TuesdayMarion Woods retirement community, 1661 S.E. 31st St. S.E. in Ocala, invites local veterans and the general public to a remembrance of the Battle of Iwo Jima on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. Iwo Jima, site of the famous flag-raising photo by Joe Rosenthal, was a pivotal one-month battle between the United States and Japan during World War II. February marks the 67th anniversary. Complimentary refreshments will be provided during the remembrance. The community is also hosting a free veterans benefits seminar to educate local veterans and surviving spouses, who may be unaware that their wartime service could qualify them to receive up to $2,019 per month through the Department of Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance program. The purpose of the seminar is to offer details about the history of Aid and Attendance, outline the requirements to qualify for this tax-free benefit, and inform applicants about the needed documentation. Aid and Attendance is one of the VAs most overlooked available benefits. Space is limited so guests are asked to RSVP by calling Marion Woods at 352-671-1700. Marion Woods is one of Holiday Retirements more than 300 Independent Retirement Living communities throughout the United States and Canada. 000ACIE THE ONLY FACTORY CLUB CAR AUTHORIZED DEALER SERVING YOU IN S.W. MARION COUNTY Friendship Center Golf Cars SALES, SERVICE & ACCESSORIES 8441 S.W. Hwy. 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481 352-854-2060 Mon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm AUTHORIZED DEALER 2012 Gold Standard Club Car New Factory Body Not Painted All Lights & Turn Signals New 8 Volt Batteries New DOT Tires Fold Down Windshield Rear View Mirrors Automatic Charger 2 Year Factory Warranty $ 5,995 00 New 2012 Club Car Precedent Champion Series New Factory Body All Lights & Turn Signals Speed Upgrade 19.2 10 Aluminum Wheels and New DOT Tires Fold Down Windshield Rear View Mirrors Sand Bucket w/Scoop 6 Pack Cooler Automatic Charger 4 Year Factory Warranty PLUS YOUR CHOICE OF 3 Speed Fan 3 Door Dash Battery Fill System 1st Yr. 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Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com Play our 9 Hole Course-with a cart only $16 00 Get another 9 Holes (on the same day) FREE (L IMITED TO ONE SPECIAL PER DAY E XPIRES 2/15/12) Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon Food, Soft Drinks & Cold Beer Available (352) 489-4566 www.rainbowsendgolfclub.com with this coupon 000AFZS 2 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T he holidays come and go. We vow not to get stressed out as we were at years end. Yet we charge into the New Year with so much on our plate that whatever resolve we intended gets quickly buried amid our to-do lists. Breath is the link between body and mind. If we can simply remember to breathe consciously a tall order for most of us we can actually relieve the built-up stress and lower our blood pressure in the process. The tension in our bodies releases and we feel calmer and less scattered. As we find balance and composure, the mind becomes clearer, bringing us into the present moment, which is miraculous! It takes practice to be present. We seem to be either lost in the past or worrying about the future. The breath brings us into the present and helps us handle life in a more appropriate manner, especially since we are thrown curveballs along the way. Were rarely prepared for the unexpected. There are accidents. We get disappointed: we lose loved ones; pets die, and were immobilized by grief, pain and shock. The stress and tension is overwhelming and our immune systems are greatly compromised. It is at these times we must pause.... and breathe .... and make time to be quiet and reflect without stuffing the void. We have to allow ourselves to feel, to feel deeply, so that the feelings can flow through us and be released. We dont have to suffer. We can choose not to be victims of circumstance and remember that each moment presents a new opportunity for us to respond and act with clarity, dignity and grace. We suffer because of our attachment. Were attached to pleasure, happiness and gain and we shun the opposite side of the coins, which are pain, unhappiness and loss. These worldly concerns are referred to as the terrible twins. Each arrives with its opposite and you cant have one without the other. And so we pause. We take an intentional breath and we smile and feel a sense of inner lightness. We might even laugh, which happens to be a dynamic form of breathing and profoundly boosts the immune system and our mood! Were here on Earth for a relatively short time, so the best we can do is to bring nourishment, healing and joy to ourselves and those we meet along the path. Everything and everyone that touches our life is for our growth and learning but not for our grasping! Freedom comes from letting go, moving lightly through life, seeing the good, savouring the happy times and accepting what is, rather than wanting or expecting it to be anything else. We adapt, adjust and accommodate. We resolve to stay present and mindful with the help of the breath because God is the Breath inside the breath! To paraphrase St. Paul: whatsoever is true, noble, just, pure and lovely, if anything is excellent, think on these things... and the God of Peace shall be with you.Ingrid Crane is a practitioner of Reiki, Thai massage and Yoga. She will be at the Freedom Library on Feb. 4 and 11 at 10:15 a.m. for Gentle Chair Yoga, especially beneficial for people with limited mobility. She can be reached at 352854-7950. Breath is link between body, mind C RANE S CORNER I C Ingrid Crane BY PETER MUSELLA Big Sun ChorusAttention Dan Cupid. Ahh, Spring is in the air, the time when a young mans fancy turns to ... well, you know the rest. The Big Sun Chorus of Ocala is pleased to announce that our quartets are ready and waiting to serenade lovers of all ages on two days, Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 14. Quartets will perform Singing Valentines (two love songs) to that someone special. And each recipient will be presented with a long stem rose, along with a personalized Valentine message, all for $35. To schedule a time and date, call 352-804-7464 to make the arrangements. Believe me, youll be a hero. Profits are used to assist local high school vocal music students. More information will come on the March 25 concert, Moments to Remember. Send a Valentines song Some of the Big Sun Chorus singers. Certified Service 000AF9B SULLIVAN SULLIVAN FACTORY TRAINED TECHNICIANS 4000 SW College Rd. OCALA 352-620-0008 4040 SW College Rd. OCALA 352-732-4700 SULLIVAN BUICK-GMC SULLIVAN CADILLAC FREE CAR WASH w/any service 10% OFF CABIN FILTERS FREE TIRE ROTATION w/any oil change Local competitors ad/written estimate or Internet quote, including freight charges, for identical tire(s) required during guarantee period for price match. Must present ad at time of write up. Offer valid at participating dealers through 2/29/12 $ 169 95 Transmission Flush Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 $ 70 00 Up To OFF One Service Or Repair $ 50$ 99 . . . . . . . . . $ 10 Off $ 100$ 199 . . . . . . $ 15 Off $ 200$ 299 . . . . . . $ 30 Off $ 300$ 399 . . . . . . $ 40 Off $ 400$ 499 . . . . . . $ 70 Off Fuel Injector Service Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 $ 109 95 REG. $ 139 95 FUEL SAVING! Oil Change & Filter $ 19 95 Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/20/12 Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon t time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 Synthetic Oil Change $ 59 95 Our Gift To You Free Tire Rotation With Oil Change Front Wiper Blades GOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 13.98 PAIR BETTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 28.77 PAIR BEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 48.88 PAIR FREE INSTALLATION! Must present coupon at time of write up. See advisor for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR WIPERS LATELY? Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000A6WT 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! 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 000AGIJ 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 BY PAT WELLINGTON Special to the Citizen On Dec. 4, my sister Kay Smith and I boarded Holland Americas Nieuw Amsterdam in Fort Lauderdale to sail with the Weekly Standard editorial staff including Editor Bill Kristol, Executive Editor Fred Barnes, senior writer Stephen Hayes and token Democrat Juan Williams, along with pollster Scott Rasmussen. Im a registered Independent and my interest in the cruise was to gauge the mood of conservatives eleven months before the election. The number of those who signed up was impressive and spoke volumes about Republican interest and enthusiasm a staggering 550. Last years Weekly Standard cruise barely rose above 200. I was initially struck by the demographics. Although a majority was clearly retirement age, there was a sizable contingent of younger conservatives still in the work force. Most impressive were the number of very old, very infirm Republicans, many on oxygen and many in wheelchairs, political diehards for whom elections had always been a significant part of their lives. You had to wonder how many of these fragile oldsters would survive until November 2012. The initial session was in a word rousing. Bill Kristol opened with a seamless outline of conservatism from the end of the Cold War to the present. Juan Williams appeared briefly that first night to tumultuous applause. The tearful Democrat thanked the audience in a scene reminiscent of his firing from NPR when Fox offered him a job and friendship. News seemed to spread to non-enrolled passengers about daily excitement on Deck 2 but they were thwarted in attempts to crash the events. We all wore IDs around our necks and vigilant Weekly Standard volunteers manned the doors. The sessions covered a wide range of topics Handicapping the GOP Primaries, Religion and the 2012 Election, The Truth about the News Media, Republicans; Strengths and Weaknesses, and so forth. Each days session ended with the cheer-leading grand promise: Republicans! This is our time! This is our election! We will win! Cruising with the conservatives At left, Pat Wellington with some of those on the cruise. Above, her ID badge which was used to keep out curious fellow passengers. Camellias on display The Pioneer Garden Club had its Camellia Show on Saturday, displaying the bright flowers to dozens of visitors. At left, the best in show was from Tallahassee, while above, this table display greeted visitors. Photos by Jim Clark

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Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Todays New Ads AUCTION! 9.68 AC. IN OXFORD! Thurs, 2/9 @ 11am. All Proceeds Benefit Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches! www.flarealestateauctions.com. Online & absentee bidding available. AB1705AU2272. Call Greg Lord of Homes to Ranches Realty at (352) 266-6180. We offer daily, weekly, & monthly services based on your needs. Bank reconciliation, Accounts receivable/payable, bookkeeping clean up, income statement, balance sheet, custom reports, pickup & delivery available My Office Bookkeeping 352-489-8698 Medical Residential SA T ech Pool The Centers is seeking Residential Substance Abuse Techs -Pool (as needed) for our Citrus County Adolescent Residential program in Lecanto, FL. Duties focus on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse, a 12-Step recovery process, assisting the professional staff in the assurance of quality client care & transporting clients. Exp with troubled adolescents reqd. Must be available for shift work & weekends. Background screenings reqd. Salary $9.25-$9.75/hr plus 10% shift diff for 2nd/3rd shifts. DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify.Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters. us Trades/ Skills Drivers Wanted: Class A-CDL w/hazmat. Company & O/Os Lots of Freight to move!! CAll 877-893-9645 IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Driver-clean CDL roll/off & compactor experience a must *pay DOE *benefits. Fuel Island Attendant clean DL or CDL *40 hrs week(12 noon to ?) *Service writing experience with truck experience a must. outside work top pay* benefits. Customer Service Rep. High energy office must have superior computer skills, great phone skills previous experience as CSR *benefits. Apply In Person Only at 711 S. Adolph PT. Lecanto, Fl. Welder/fabricatorMust have 5 yrs experience working with old and new materials* *dumpster repairs** plazma cutters** mig and stic welder* bring references, apply in person only at 711 S. Adolph Pt Lecanto, Fl Trades/ Skills JOB F AIR February 8th 10AM -2PMCANDLER HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER 8143 SW 90th T err Rd. POSITIONS INCLUDE: CABLE INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER WAIT STAFF & BARTENDERS COOKS TICKET AGENT GROUNDS MAINTENANCE LICENSED SPRAY TECHNICIAN Come find your place in the World!DFWP/EOE JOB F AIR February 8th 10AM -2PMCANDLER HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER 8143 SW 90th T err Rd. POSITIONS INCLUDE: CABLE INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER WAIT STAFF & BARTENDERS COOKS TICKET AGENT GROUNDS MAINTENANCE LICENSED SPRAY TECHNICIAN Come find your place in the World!DFWP/EOE General Help *CALL NOW* Looking to fill immediate positions in the CUSTOMER RELA TIONS DEP AR TMENT Training, 401(k), Medical. No Exp. Necessary. call Michelle 352-436-4460 Schools/ Instruction NEED A NEW CAREER? 2 W eek Courses! NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475. EKG $475. ALF ADMINISTRATOR $300. taylor college.edu (352) 245-4119 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Auctions 2 AUCTIONS THURS. FEB. 2 OUTSIDE AUCTION 3PM Auction. Bowling lawn tractor, furn., tools, concrete yard art, recliners. Row after Row of Treasures!!! SUN. FEB. 5 Antique & Collectible Prev:10am Auction:1pm 1971 Comet, Baldwin Parlor Player Grand, Weber Rol Player Parlor Grand, collection of clocks, art, antique glass, estate jewelry, Farari collect., Antique furn. from Oak to Mid Century. Watch the website. Worth the trip! DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc Garage/ Yard Sales OCALA Moving Sale Feb. 3-4 9am-3pm Sofa, Dinette Set, End Tables, File Cabinets, LOTS MORE CASH ONLY 8638 SW 63rd Court General A-1 BUYER! Old Costume Jewelry, Items of Value, Antiques, Fishing Mens Watches, Guns352-344-3809 Wanted to Buy WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyAr ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Pets DOG Kebo is a 1 year old Bulldog Mix. He weighs 50 lbs. He loves to play fetch and is friendly. He is neutered, has all shots, and is micro-chipped. He is looking for a forever home. Call 352-746-8400 Sale or Rent LECANTO 55+ FOR RENT OR SALE 1/1, Furnished $525. 2/2 Furnished $550. 352-287-9175, 746-1189 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 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 Sumter County Land AUCTION! 9.68 AC. IN OXFORD! Thurs, 2/9 @ 11am. All Proceeds Benefit Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches! www.flarealestateauctions.com. Online & absentee bidding available. AB1705AU2272. Call Greg Lord of Homes to Ranches Realty at (352) 266-6180. Recreation Vehicles Infinity 99 M/Home by 4 Winds, 35 Triton V-10 gas, 44K mis. front rear a/c, Onan Gen. back up camera, leveling jacks, TV, fully equipped incl tow bars & hitch + brks buddy, assisted for tow vech. all manuals for coach & appls. NON Smoker incls hoses, sewer & electric hook-ups, 7 new NEW Goodyear tires, See at Oak Bend Village Route 40 W. Dunnellon call for tour (352) 465-6335 Was $22,500 Now $19,750 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond or not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Cars We BUY Cars, Trucks Vans & SUVs, lic/Ins hogstenautosales .com (352) 867-9057 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS Feb. 5, 2012 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 Computers COMPUTER TRAINING Private lessons. $50/hr. Patrick Killian 425-7935 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 Steve Zrowka 000ADT9 Pressure Cleaning Lees Pressure Washing Quality work at low prices! 352-489-6786 J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry 000AGI9 A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax Harbour View Elementary School Student Stephen Flanner, 8, was recognized by Marion County Fire Rescue on Jan. 24 for the bravery and composure he showed during an emergency on Sept. 17. When his mother, Kristin Metcalf, began having a severe asthma attack she asked Stephen to run across the street to his grandmothers house for help. In the meantime Kristin lost conciousness, and when Stepehn couldnt locate his grandmother he called 911. Stephen, who was 7 years old at the time, calmly provided dispatchers with the necessary information and then watched after his 2-year-old sister until rescuers arrived seven minutes later. He did outstanding. He did better than most adults do during an emergency situation, MCFR Firefighter/Paramedic Brent Murray said during Tuesdays recognition event. To honor Stephen for a job well done, MCFR invited him, his mother and his sister to meet their rescuers and to take a tour of Spruce Creek Station 30, 7900 S.E. 135th St., Summerfield. During their visit, Stephen was presented with a goody bag, had the chance to climb aboard engine and rescue vehicles and took a tour of the station. Crew members from South Forest Station 6, who also responded to Stephens emergecy call, were also present. During the event, Metcalf credited public education efforts and Stephens previous teacher for providing students instruction on what to do during an emergency situation. Each year, Marion County Fire Rescue makes it a priority to visit all public elementary schools within the county during Octobers Fire Prevention Month campaign, which teaches children how to communicate with operators during a 911 emergency and the importance of having a family safety evacuation plan. Boy honored for helping to save mother PHOTOS BY MARION COUNTY FIRE RESCUEKristin Metcalf hugs her son as they share their story with Marion County Firefighters at Spruce Creek Station 30 on Jan. 24. Harbour View Elementary School student Stephen Flanner, 8, poses against Marion County Fire Rescue Engine 30 during a tour of Spruce Creek Station 30 on Jan. 24. Stephen was recognized by firefighters who responded to his 911 call on Sept. 17. Stephen was honored for his bravery and composure during an emergency situation in which his mother lost consciousness. Have A Heart for Companion Animals, Inc. has planned a For The Love of Animals Gala. Its a fundraising event featuring The Johnny Mello Show and Adult Magic Demonstrations by Magic Mark, Beasley, a high-energy interactive magician. The show will be held Saturday night, Feb. 11, from 7 until 10 p.m. in the Silver Springs Shores Community Center, located at 590 Silver Road, Silver Springs Shores. The gala will begin with 20 minutes of magical demonstrations and continue with Doo Wop, Rock-n-Roll and Country Music selections from the best of by-gone eras. Its a fast paced round robin sing off of six local singers who will perform 1950s and 1960s style music. Featured performers include: Johnny Mello, Sultry Lady, Doo Wop Momma, David Max Baldwin, Jimbo Killingsworth, Dennis Trimmer and Magic Mark There will be a 50/50 cash drawing, multi prize raffles and over 30 instant door prize winners. Food will be available but is extra. This is also a BYOB event. The gala will benefit Have A Heart For Companion Animals, Inc., the Silver Springs Shores Residents Association, Feisty Acres Cat Rescue and Zen Doggie Rescue. Advance tickets can be obtained from Have A Heart for Companion Animals, Inc ($10 each or two tickets for $15). Ticket holders are asked to bring a bag of dry dog or cat food as a donation for local rescue groups. For further information, tickets or directions, call John Marinelli at 352-687-1776 or visit www.haveaheart.us. For The Love of Animals Gala fundraiser Read the classifieds Spring sale at Ocala WestA spring sale will be held Friday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Ocala West United Methodist Church, Stanfield Hall inside and out, 9330 S.W. 105th St. There will be treasures galore, including household items, electronicsw, furniture, clothing, garden and outdoor items, and a bake sale. Tee Time for TotsCommunity Bank and Trust of Florida is having the 10th annual Tee Time for Tots Golf Tournament on March 3 at Del Webb Spruce Creek. Funds are being raised to benefit the Marion County Homeless Children & Youth program and they need our assistance more than ever. Right here in our own back yard there are over 1,500 school aged homeless children. These statistics are just shocking. All tournament information can be found on the www.teetimefortots.com website, including registration and sponsorship forms. 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Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, February 3, 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 Community calendar 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, 352-291-2600. 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. An afternoon at Capones Join members from First Congregation United Church of Christ on Saturday, Feb. 4 for lunch and show at Capones of Kissimmee. Price includes bus transportation, buffet lunch, gratuities, and a Broadway style song, dance and comedy revue, set in 1930s Chicago. Cost is $60 per person, $45 for children under 12. For more information and tickets, 352-873-3377. Willie Nelson at Circle SquareMusic icon and winner of 25 Grammy, CMA and American Music Awards Willie Nelson comes to the Circle Square Cultural Center! Willies popular hits such as Mama Dont Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, On The Road Again, Always On My Mind and many more classics are ageless songs that span generations. With his brilliant 6 decade career that speaks volumes of his musics relevance and performance power, the 75 year old Willie Nelson continues to sell out venues all over the world! Dont miss the legendary Willie Nelson live in concert on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, located at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information on the 2012 entertainment line-up including times, dates and tickets, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.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. Super Bowl Pig Roast at the MooseCelebrate the biggest game of the year early beginning at 1 p.m. Served will be fresh hog or chicken with all the trimmings at a great price. Members and signed in qualified guests only.Monday, Feb. 6 Democrats to hear Sizemore Mike Sizemore, former chairman of the Marion County Democratic Party, will be guest speaker when the Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) of Marion County holds its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. The retired railroad executive and community activist will highlight the manner in which the DEC can best help local candidates with their campaigns when he describes the important role the DEC can play in helping them achieve public office. State Committeewoman Joyce Blake and others will also discuss planning for a series of get-out-the-vote and fundraising events. All registered Democrats are always welcome at the monthly meetings which now take place on the first Monday of each month at the DEC headquarters, 3391 E. Silver Springs Blvd. For more information, please e-mail info@mariondems.org or telephone 352-402-9494. Wednesday, Feb. 8 Moose Bingo open to the public Each week in February beginning at 12:45 p.m. bingo is played with opportunities to win big. Try your luck while supporting the Lodge and its charitable endeavors. Everyone is welcome with a variety of lunch selections available. We are located at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance to Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2000. Marions Most Wanted Monnie Adams 51, Felony violation of probation uttering forged bills and grand theft. Ashley H ardin 28, Felony violation of probation grand theft. Michael Ligin 56, Felony warrant count 1 burglary of a dwelling; count 2 petit theft; Felony warrant count 1 burglary of dwelling; count 2 grand theft. Michael Roberts 21, Felony violation of probation count 1 burglary of dwelling while armed; count 2 dealing in stolen property; dealing in stolen property carrying a concealed firearm. Z aquel Salmon 18, Felony bench warrant failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 burglary of dwelling; count 2 grand theft; Felony bench warrant failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 grand theft. Lauryn Young 22, Felony violation of probation count 1 burglary of conveyance. T he air conditioning thefts that seem to be in vogue nowadays hit the southwest area recently. A man who purchased a home on 116th Place found, when he arrived the day after closing, that the airconditioning unit was gone. Copper lines and power lines had been cut. The missing unit is valued at $4,500. Two residents of Stone Creek were arrested recently after an incident in their neighborhood. Howard Gluck, 79, faces charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, grand theft and resisting arrest. Brenda R. Gluck, 68, was accused of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting without violence and disorderly conduct. According to the report from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, a deputy responded in response to a theft. The victim said some plants were stolen from a house under construction, and he suspected the Glucks, because he had a problem in the past with stolen sod. When the deputy went to the Gluck residence, he said they were upset and denied any wrongdoing. They advised they had bought the plants at a local store. The deputy went back to the site of the incident and Brenda Gluck followed, demanding that the deputy remove his car from her driveway. Branda Gluck came to the incident location and refused to leave the location. After a couple of warnings, the deputy arrested her and attempted to handcuff her. She resisted, and hit the deputy on the arm and chest, according to the report. As the deputy attempted to place Brenda Gluck in his car, Howard Gluck came and started yelling at the deputy. He refused to back away and according to the report hit the deputy on the chest. The deputy got Brenda Gluck into his car, but Howard Gluck attempted to let her out by opening the door. He was then placed under arrest, and a backup deputy arrived and handcuffed him. A man listed as being a transient was accused of lewd and lascivious conduct. According to the report, James Raymond Hallin, 58, improperly touched an 8-year-old girl. New homeowner finds air conditioner missing C OP SHOP LEND A HAND The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Marion County sponsored by the College of Central Florida is seeking volunteers in new program opportunities as follows: Reading Readiness V olunteers Volunteers that can give 1-2 hours per week in a head-start early learning center are needed to help 4-yearolds become ready to read. A dramatic reading voice is helpful however training in this area will be provided. Volunteers will be reading simplistic picture books multiple times in a way that helps students develop emergent literacy skills and encouraging students to participate in the reading experience. Background screenings will be provided at no cost to the volunteer. Li v ing Green V olunteers Volunteers who are committed to a sustainable green environment and who are willing to teach others the importance utilizing simple techniques for living green and sustaining natural resources are needed for a speakers bureau or team to present educational materials in public venues and small group discussions. Training by environmental professionals will be provided. Life / Resource Coaches Volunteers with hearts of compassion are needed to work with a local church program and local emergency services program serving to help homeless individuals and families achieve permanent housing and economic security. Empathetic, creative, problem solving individuals are needed to provide guidance is job search, budgeting, transportation, and securing housing. Training and background screenings will be provided at no cost to the volunteer. V et to -V et Mentors Veterans (men and women) are needed to assist with coordination of educational seminars and resource referrals for veterans. Seminars topics include all phases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, VA benefits, personal financial planning and mentoring veterans in job preparedness classes. Training will be provided. 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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. Saturday, Feb. 11 Methodist men serve breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. look for the signs. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Mega book sale A mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue, featuring used books, CDs, videos and crafts, will be Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Winn Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. For information, call 352-291-1962. 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 352-2374633. Sunday, Feb. 12 Couples invited to renew vows The Church of Advent is hosting a special marriage vow renewal service on Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. A Valentine Potluck Supper will follow. Drinks and desserts will be provided. For more information call Lesley Mack, 352-465-8871. The Church of the Advent is located at 11251 S.W. County Road 484, Dunnellon.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, February 3, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com fet, all tax and gratuities. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more information. Plan ahead and make your reservation for the popular Nashville show trip from May 6-12. This 7 day/6 night spring trip includes a guided tour of Nashville, ride on the Delta Flatboats inside the Opryland Hotel, and an evening at the Grand Ole Opry. You will also visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, have dinner and enjoy a show at the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre, tour beautiful Belle Meade Plantations, visit Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store, and ride the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway in Chattanooga. There will also be time to explore on your own. A deposit of $75 is due upon signing. Single occupancy is additional, and travel insurance of $45 per person is recommended. For more information, please see the flyer posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 Members of the Marion County MultiAgency Wildland Task Force will meet for the second time this year to continue planning for the 2012 wildfire season. The meeting will be Monday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. at Marion County Fire Rescue Headquarters, 2631 S.E. Third St., Ocala. The Task Force is composed of representatives from Marion County Fire Rescue, Florida Forest Service, United States Forest Service, Dunnellon Fire Rescue, Ocala Fire Rescue, Marion County Emergency Management, Marion County Parks and Recreation, Florida State Parks, St. Johns Water Land Management and private land management groups. At the first meeting on Jan. 10, Marion Countys extremely dry conditions were of concern. As such, task force members have encouraged local residents to postpone backyard burning, if possible, and exercise caution with outdoor activities that could lead to wildfires. The group will continue to meet on a regular basis to discuss operational and response levels, as well as educational opportunities. 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Thursday, Feb. 16 Air Force Association meetingThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold our monthly meeting on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Jason Teaman, from U. S. Congressman Cliff Stearns staff, will be presenting a program on how high school students apply to the U.S. Military Academies. Everyone is welcome. For information call Mike Emig 352-854-8328. 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 352873-3631. 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.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.Arts, crafts at Queen of PeaceThe Council of Catholic Women of Queen of Peace Church will sponsor an Art and Craft Show in the Parish Hall, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Be sure to mark your calendars, you wont want to miss the work of these local talented Artists and Crafters. Hot dog lunch will be available to purchase. Scandinavian Club of Marion County: The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Feb. 18. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Roast Beef Au Jus, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Bob Maas and his accordion. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 15th of February. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson at 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen at 352 347-8362. Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T he February Communicator is out and you should have received your Marion Landing Senior Games packet. From bunko to bowling, tennis to bridge, theres a variety of events that will take place from April 9 through 21, culminating in the Breakfast of Champions on Saturday, April 28, at 8 a.m. The Senior Games are open to all residents, and there are 40 events that you can participate in. Of the 40 events, 26 are eligible for the coveted Ed Morgan Fitness Award. This year, two new games have been added to the roster: Quoits and Ladder Golf. Quoits is a game in which flat rings of iron are pitched at a stake, with points awarded for encircling it. In Ladder Golf, you toss a bola (two weights on the ends of a piece of rope) toward a short ladder. Each rung of the ladder has a point value, and each bola left hanging on a rung at the end of a round scores that many points. To register for the Senior Games, please fill out the entry form enclosed in your packet and return it, with your entry fee of $10 per participant, at one of the February Tuesday Socials or to the Activities Office during regular office hours. You may sign up for as many or as few events as you wish. Organizing the event are committee members Howard Shay (chair), Ed DeMauex, Gordon Herrick, Charlie and Stephanie Leagra, Sandy Olmstead, Lorraine Rusch, Bob and Donna Smith, Fran Szutar, Pat Verbanatz, and Ken and Mary Jane Walsh. Good luck, be careful and let the games begin! Quilters hold benefit driveThe Marion Landing Quilters have often donated hand-made quilts to the local Sheriffs office to help comfort children who are found in stressful domestic situations. This year we are sponsoring a community-wide project to collect soft and cuddly toys and childrens quilts to benefit Marion County Childrens Alliance, announced Eddie Mock. The toys can be purchased or hand made, and we would appreciate any donations be brought to the Tuesday Social on April 3, the first Social of the month, or dropped off in the Activities Office. The Marion County Childrens Alliance is a non-profit organization and was formed in 2000 to insure that all of the children of Marion County received appropriate care Senior Games packets are available; sign up for April events M ARION LANDING D B Diane Bress PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSAbby Litchert, second from left, explains the fundamentals of Quoits to Joan Buzzek, Lorraine DeMauex and Ed DeMauex. and attention. A stuffed animal or quilt can offer comfort to a child while a serious family situation is resolved. Dot Abril, Mary Jo Eggers, Carol Mock, Eddie Mock and Fran Szutar are the Marion Landing Quilters. Please join them in this fine effort to help the children of Marion County.Valentines danceThere are still tickets available for the Valentines Dance. This years dance, organized by Sheldon Blumenthal and Dorothy Ott, is being held on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7 to 10 p.m. Sheldon promises wonderful live music by Tomaura, a terrific husband and wife team, Tom and Maura Healy, who will play a diverse selection of music ranging from swing, foxtrot and waltz, to country line dance, disco and rock for your dancing and listening enjoyment. Tickets are only $5 each and will be sold at this Tuesdays Social, in the Activities Office during normal ticket sale hours and at the door. So please plan to attend next Saturday youre in store for a very enjoyable evening spent with your loved one, friends and neighbors. Iris card making class A second class in card making using the Iris paper folding method will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 10:30 a.m. in the Craft Room. Visiting instructor Irene Harris will be back to teach two new designs. Learn how to turn geometric shapes and lines into artwork creating a collage of several colors that almost resemble a twisting tunnel. After you create the collage, a sheet of paper is placed over the colorful artwork with a shape cut out and you are left with the basis for your beautiful greeting card. New students as well as those who participated in the January class are welcome. The class was a lot of fun, said Gloria Wilberg. Im looking forward to taking the class in February. The cost is $10 and includes all supplies. Please sign up on the sheet behind the flyer hanging on the Activity Wall.AARP Driver Safety ClassTune up your driving skills, learn defensive driving techniques and update your knowledge of the rules of the road at the next AARP driver refresher course led by Marion Landing resident Warren Smith, certified AARP driver safety instructor. The next class will be held on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23 and 24, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center. The class is offered in two, 3-hour sessions, and you must attend both sessions to receive a certificate, which may qualify you for an automobile insurance discount. The cost for the class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-AARP members. Class size is limited, so please check the sign-up sheet in the lobby of the Lifestyle Center and find out if there are still seats available. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 352-237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Check with Pat Verbanatz to find out if there are any seats left for the eastern Caribbean cruise from Mar. 16-25 aboard the Navigator of the Seas. For cruise details, please refer to the flyer posted on the Travel Board or call the Activities Office. Only two seats are left on the bus to Bright House Field to see the Phillies vs. the Red Sox on March 26. Transportation, premium seats and bus driver tip are included for $59. Travel to Clearwater on Saturday, April 21, to Ed Fletchers Early Bird Dinner Theater to see Separate Beds, a heartfelt comedy in which two couples navigate through their relationships while on a Caribbean cruise. 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Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, Feb. 18 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. Tuesday, Feb. 21 Shrove Tuesday pancake supperHoly Faith Episcopal Church in Blue Cove, Dunnellon will host a delicious, complete pancake supper on Feb. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. $6 donation. Call the church office at 352-489-2685 for more information. Thursday, Feb. 23 Gospel group to appear A top gospel group, The Chuck Wagon Gang, will perform at Christs Church of Marion County on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. Over 75 years as historys best record selling gospel quartet (over 39 million records sold at one record company alone) you will see an example of a style that has remained consistent thoughout all those years due to advice always followed: Sing the old songs and sing em the way they should be sung. Among familiar favorites you will hear Echoes from the Burning Bush, The Church In The Wildwood and Ill Fly Away. Enjoy an evening of family entertainment and be transported to a time and place where life was a bit simpler and time seemed to move at a slower pace. There is no admission charge; a freewill offering will be received. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.orgSaturday, Feb. 25 Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band will present A Musical Potpourri concert series on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (formerly Forest High School), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include Highlights from CATS, Jericho, More Than You Know, Slippery Gentlemen (featuring the trombone section) and others. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352624-9291 or check out www.kingdomofthesunband.org.International Foods FestivalJoin us for the 18th annual International Foods Festival on Saturday, Feb. 25 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Enrichment Center. Enjoy food specialties from Italy, Germany, Spain, England, Ireland, Sweden, Poland, Jamaica, Greece, Mexico and many more. Generous food samples are priced at $1 and $2. For more information, call the church office at 352-2373035. and the first game is scheduled for Saturday, March 3. All events will occur at Hope Field at Joy Lutheran Church. So get your child registered to learn the skills of the game and an opportunity to experience good sportsmanship. Volunteers are needed to help with coaching, registering the participants and organizing the players. For more information, contact Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-8544509 ext. 223, Fran Johnson at 352-854-4509 ext. 221 or Stephanie Hagins, 352-861-4811. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Rod 200, Ocala. SOCCERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 A Charity Pro-Am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tues., March 13, 2012 at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Start the day with breakfast then select a tee gift at the Nike tent. Participants will warm-up next to pros who will be vying for Ocala Open honors; play golf with the pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbeque and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712 or 352854-2765. Charity Pro-Am golf scheduled Read the classifieds 0 0 0 9 5 U 5 A Common Sense Approach to Health Care 6035 SW 54th St., Ste. 200 Ocala 352-671-1830 www. 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Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 M any years ago when I was younger, I used to love driving at night when taking long trips. I always felt that you could see what was coming from a greater distance, and usually most of the people on the road were commercial drivers, in those days people who knew how to drive better than most. But I, and everyone else, have to be grateful that I wasnt on the Interstate early Sunday morning in southern Alachua County. I cant imagine driving down the highway, encountering a virtual blackout of smoke, and realizing too late that there was traffic stopped in front of you. By now everyone realizes there were 20 vehicles involved in that wreck and that, at this writing, nine or 10 people died. There were two disturbing news items to come from that crash. First, there is talk that the brush fire in Paynes Prairie that caused all the problems was set by man. There had been no lightning in the area, and, contrary to early reports, there were no controlled burns. It was still to be decided whether it started accidentally or was arson, but either way, the failure to immediately control the blaze resulted in all these fatalities. It is important that investigators use every resource possible to find out who is responsible for that fire. Those people should face appropriate charges. Second, it appears that the road was closed because of the smoke, but reopened later when it appeared to clear. Obviously, that was the wrong decision. The Alachua County sheriff was interviewed on television, and she pointed out how quickly things can change. Unfortunately, the old clich Discretion is the better part of valor would have been appropriate in this case. Whoever made the decision to reopen the highway will have to live with that decision forever. Along with the Interstate, other roads had to be closed. U.S. Highway 441 in southern Alachua County was closed, off and on, because of the smoke. This meant diverting traffic, and that had an effect in northern Marion County all weekend. Southbound Interstate traffic was detoured off the highway at Williston Road, then directed on State Road 121 all the way to U.S. Highway 27 in Williston, then back toward Ocala. This put a lot of traffic on the road on U.S. 27 west of I-75. This ripple effect was still being felt Monday morning. In addition, the message being put out by various websites was confusing. One site was saying the highway was open, another was saying one side was open, another was saying it was closed, all at the same time. The best thing to do, and it will be in the future when things like this happen, is to avoid the area altogether. Think of the families of those involved. Possibly the most touching story was that five people from one church decided to come back with a pastor so they could be in Georgia for the next mornings service. However, another pastor didnt want to drive at night, so he and his group stayed behind in Florida to travel on Sunday. He and his group survived. Nearly all those in the other group didnt. Hopefully, the smoke has cleared and the roads can be back to normal. But for the families of those victims, nothing will be normal again. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at editor@smcitizen.com or at 352-854-3986. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. I n recent months Florida has begun to crack down on pill mills medical facilities that obligingly distribute potent prescriptions to patients whether they need them for legitimate purposes or not. Additionally, legislative efforts to convince the governor that a database of those prescribed powerful drugs were ultimately successful. With pharmacists able to identify individuals who are receiving similar prescriptions at more than one pharmacy, a serious bite can be taken out of those who doctor-shop for purposes of abuse or profit. In recent years Floridas reputation as the place for people to come to get prescriptions for heavy-duty narcotics like Oxycontin has been unsurpassed. Be it by air, land or sea, those desiring to make money by legally (barely) obtaining, then selling, the pills have found Florida to be the land of opportunity. Conveniently, purchasers have been able to get their prescriptions, as well as the drugs from the pill-mill outlets. Now, with few exceptions, doctors must allow pharmacies to distribute the drugs vs. the one-stopshopping operations. Grasping the reality of the situation, authorities have stepped up efforts to crack down on the facilities that wantonly provide these drugs, as well as making it harder on those obtaining them for illicit purposes. Local law enforcement officials are confident the efforts will have an impact. Bolstering the initiative is the establishment of the database that identifies when individuals seek to obtain prescription medications from more than one outlet. Unfortunately, abuse of prescription medications has not carried the stigma of certain traditionally illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin. The reality is that the damage to individuals and society as a whole is no different. There are drug dealers, abusers and addicts. Lives become destroyed and families and friends suffer the consequences. There are many, many people who have legitimate uses for these prescribed drugs and with the consent of caring, conscientious physicians they should not be deprived because of the abuses of others. With the crack down on pill mills and the establishment of a database, the deserving should be provided whats medically appropriate while the dealers and recreational users should be out of luck. Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Cracking down on pill mills Questions about fatal I-75 accident Jim Clark Editor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR What have we become?We have become a mass of snarling, angry, uncivil people with little tolerance for or inclination to listen to opposing political views. Far too many of us feign disinterest or the hopelessness of expecting a meaningful response from our government. Name calling (used by those of empty minds) and mud slinging have become normal as the presidential campaign muddles along. Our vast media, far too large with too much capacity, keep fanning the fires of discontent with a constant output of rhetoric. The necessity of filling air time has led to too much garbage being thrown out on the airways all in quest of profit. Consider the vast sums of money that we at least hear about to sway our thinking and harvest our votes. What do these donors expect as a return on their investments? Bribes for favorable legislative actions, tips that can produce great returns that may or all too often harm our citizens more than help? It has been asked, if one can help a friend get rich, doesnt the donor have a right to expect a piece of the action? Flagrant use of insider information of laws about to be passed or stricken to get rich is commonplace. The recent book Throw Them All Out by Peter Schweizer details how many of our congressmen entered Congress with modest means and acquired very sizable fortunes during their terms in office and after retirement. Efforts of the Congress ethical committee to police their membership has not been productive. Occasionally a slap on the wrist of the miscreant is deemed sufficient as an embarrassment to a bad boy. I wasnt even aware you could embarrass a congressman! Don Pixley Ocala Both parties lose supportReducing taxes does not automatically increase revenue for government at any level. This should not be a political issue between the two major parties but rather an economic issue that crosses party lines. Both major parties are losing the support of the people by attacking each other with lies and innuendoes that are harmful to America. We should go back a few years to a time when we were successful as a country with people from both parties working together to pay down the national debt. We only have to go back a dozen years to see the possibility of what could have been a reality with a debt free country able to take care of its own. We could solve our present national problem without raising or lowering anyones taxes to pay down our increasing responsibilities to ourselves and to the rest of the world. Why cant politicians see that when we were most successful as a country and just restore the complete tax structure and rates to the days of the late 1990s to bring our country back to greatness and once again a leader of the free world. It is not to late too save America if we start right now and take politics out of the national picture and just have our leaders use some good common sense. Jerry Segovis OTOW READER OPINIONS INVITED Paternos whole storyIn your Our View column about Joe Paterno, it said a lot but not the whole story. Yes! the icon was an enabler in his mid seventies and those young victims should never be forgotten. That said, he was also a man who gave a lot to the University over 61 years, on and off the field. He and his wife Sue contributed millions to the school and it might be noted making a sizeable contribution after he was fired. He also cared about the education of his players and student body as well, which isnt the case at a lot of other football powerhouses. Former Penn State star and NFL player Jimmy Cefalo pointed that out quite well speaking at his memorial. When his playing time was over in his senior year he decided to take some cupcake courses to finish up. Joe Pa called him into his office and questioned his decision. The old coach wasnt a saint (who is?) but I think like with Harry Truman history will treat him kindly. Bob Cronin Oak Run LETTER TO THE EDITOR Read the classifieds Check out our website www.smcitizen.com L ast week I wrote how I got shanghaied and wound up in Tampa at the Gasparilla Pirate Fest. They didnt release me until it was too late to write this weeks column; but they did allow me one telephone call. I called an acquaintance, recently arrived from England, who I asked to write about Sundays Super Bowl. The opening words of his submission were, I dont know much about sports in the U.S., but I guess the Super Bowl must be about bowlers all trying to score 300. The rest of his writing follows. No strikes Bob and Tony were bagging their balls after a night at the alley. Bob said, Id love to be a professional bowler in the worst way! Tony replied, Quit now. Youre almost there. Later, Bob went back alone to practice his game. While he was there, a man ambled over with a soda and watched him play. Unnerved, Bob threw several gutter balls. Finally, he walked over to the man and said, Listen, only bowlers are allowed on the lane proper. The man replied, I wont tell if you dont. The wife scoresDamn, Scott complained to a friend, one of the guys on my league team just ran off with my wife. Dont worry, said the friend. Youll find someone else. With a 255 average?Bar none Once a year, New Yorks championship bowling team went to Chicago for a national playoff. On the night before the game, Harry, the team leader went to a bar where he struck up a conversation with a man on the stool beside him. The men had a great time and agreed to meet in the same place the night before the next tournament. The year passed, and though Harry didnt expect the man to be at the bar, he went anyway. Much to his delight, the man was sitting there, waiting. I cant believe it, Harry cried, pumping the mans hand. You remembered! You came back! Back? the man said. Who left? Left for an alleyThe young wife weepingly told her friend that her husband had walked out on her after a quarrel. Oh, dont let it upset you. Men often do that sort of thing. Hell be back, assured her friend. No, he wont, wailed the wife. I can tell. He took his bowling ball with him. Spares The man had a splitting headache and went to the bowling alley. His doctor had told him to go and rest someplace where he could hear a pin drop. Two women were returning from their first attempt at bowling. The husband of one, an inveterate golfer, asked with a raised eyebrow: Howd you make out? Well, she said, at least we didnt lose any balls. When bowling, you dont have to join the union to strike. At the annual tournament played in Jacksonville they dont use pins. They use alligators. Youve heard, surely, of the Gator Bowl. Here are some super bowling (not football) stories Stephen walked in the door, so elated he could barely speak. Honey, guess what? I came the closest Ive ever come to bowling a perfect 300 game! Really? she said. Whatd you get? He replied, A seventythree. Getting strikes is like lining up a great date; you need a smooth approach and terrific follow through. If you dont knock all the pins down on the first ball, please spare me the details. Murray walked into the house, dejected. The orthopedist says I cant bowl, he told his wife. Oh, she replied, hes seen you play? Young bowlerBiff and his son walked up to the counter in the bowling shop. Id like a ball for my boy, he said. The clerk looked at the youth. Sorry, he said. We dont do trade-ins. Rushin awayKeith called his bowling partner to withdraw from their Tuesday night bowling league. His partner inquired why after many years would he resign. My wife and I are taking Russian lessons. The only available evening for both of us is Tuesday, Keith told him. Does this have anything to do with the little Russian baby you have just adopted? his partner asked. Yes it most certainly does, Keith replied, We want to do everything right for this child so were learning to speak Russian so when the child starts to talk we will understand what he says. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank 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. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. 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 Tanja Papa, 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 0 0 0 A F B H 000AFBH 000AFV9 PAT & RICH LAUGEN, Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith Friendship Center 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 HOURS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1GOLF CART ACCESSIBLE www.gemgalleriajewelers.com237-2240 for life s special moments Double Heart Pendant 14K White or Yellow Gold $ 99 00 In Red Velvet Box Gem Galleria Gem Galleria Jewelers Jewelers Personal Care Medical Practices, PLLC 6035 SW 54th Street Suite #200, Ocala Airport Road 352-671-1830 personalcaremedicalpractices.org Open Mon. Fri. 9-8 Sat. By Appt. Call Or Go Online For More Information. 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Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com I am rather old-fashioned in some areas of my life, which I do not intend to upgrade to current standards. I do not believe in changing something unless it really needs to be changed. A crazy phobia is going around these days suggesting that if something is old, it must not be any good and if it is new, it must be good. I think old Solomon was right when he said, there is no new thing under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9 KJV). So, I am never intimidated by some new gizmo or gadget that comes down the line. One of the things I have no intention of upgrading is in the area of giving credit. I believe in giving credit where credit is due. After all, I need all the credit I can get these days. If somebody does something that blesses me, I am beholden to give them their due credit. I am under the opinion that if I give enough people enough credit that one day I just may be able to cash in. This all came to me this past week when I had my visit to the dentist. I make it a rule that once a decade to visit my dentist whether I need to or not. The thing that spurred my visit to the dentist this time was one of my fillings had fallen out. Actually, I am assuming it fell out because where it used to be was a hole in my tooth. Upon pondering the situation to its logical conclusion, I must have eaten my filling. This dental hygienic situation brought me to my latest visit with my dental hygienist. While I was there, I thought I would save time, if not money, and have my teeth cleaned. Every decade I like to have my teeth cleaned. According to my dentists records, the last time I had my teeth cleaned was 13 years ago. So, it is time. Because it was so long since my last visit with the dentist, he insisted on taking pictures of all my teeth. I hope to get copies so I can post it on my Facebook. After all, what would my Facebook be without pictures of teeth? I had forgotten the whole procedure of dental photography. It took an entire hour to photograph all my teeth one at a time. During the sixty minutes of my photography shoot, I had to keep my mouth open. I have never had my mouth open for so long in all my life. After this, I have a new appreciation for women. How they keep their mouth open for so long is one of those mysteries husbands will never be able to unravel. The upshot of my visit with the dentist was I had a clean bill of health regarding my teeth and gums. I must have been doing something right to have such healthy teeth and gums for a person my age. When the dentist said a person my age, I was not sure if he was insulting me or congratulating me for good health. Being the gentleman that I am, I took the latter. I dont know what youre doing, the dentist said cheerfully as I left his office, just keep it up. With that, I left the dentist office. I thought a lot about what he said and I have come to a major conclusion. I like giving credit where credit is due, so I had to think long and hard about whom to credit for my good dental health. Certainly, I could congratulate the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage on her superb dietary work in the kitchen. Without doubt, it pays to eat the right food if you are going to have good health. But I think it goes much further than this. What am I doing to credit such a good dental health report? Then it came to me. Have you ever given serious thought about something for so long, you seem to be getting nowhere, and then all of a sudden, it hits you? I know what I can credit my excellent dental health. Apple Fritters. That is right. The reason I have good teeth and good gums is because of a consistent diet of Apple Fritters. After all, everybody knows the main ingredient of an Apple Fritter is an Apple. There is nothing better for a person than an Apple. Where the Fritter comes in is very simple. The Fritter part of an Apple Fritter is the means by which my body can assimilate the nutritional aspects of the Apple. The Fritter facilitates the good parts of the Apple to every part of my body. Therefore, with a deep sense of humility and gratefulness, I credit my dental health to the regular consumption of Apple Fritters. A friend of mine recently suggested that I might be addicted to Apple Fritters, but I kindly remonstrated him by explaining I am addicted to good dental health. My spiritual health is a different matter. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever. Amen (Jude 1:24-25 KJV). God gets all the credit in my life for my spiritual health now and forever. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church web site is www.whatafellowship.com. Giving some credit where credit is due O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Lots of mixed signals can create an unreliable situation in which to make decisions. Best advice: Hold off on making any commitments until youre sure you know whats going on. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An apparently friendly offer comes with some strings attached. Be careful not to get tied into something you dont really want. Thoroughly examine all your options before making a choice. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) If youre not careful, distractions can interrupt your best efforts. Continue to focus on what you need to do. Youll soon have lots of time to enjoy the rewards of your dedication. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Knowledge replaces suspicion as you begin to learn more about that act of betrayal. On a lighter note, someone close to you might be planning a pleasant surprise. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Control your sometimesoveractive jealousy gene before you find yourself saying or doing something that you could later regret. Best advice: Stop obsessing and move on. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Its a good time to loosen up and do something wonderful and exciting before your more reserved nature resurfaces. A message brings news of imminent change. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Cheer up. Things begin to improve significantly by mid-February. However, you might still need help to get through the rest of this sometimes-difficult period. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Something you learned last week takes on new meaning as you begin to relate it to another situation in your life. Its best to keep this matter to yourself for now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your energy level is climbing, and so is your selfconfidence. Good for you, because youll need a good dollop of both to tackle an exciting challenge on the way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A family issue might interrupt a career-linked project. Try to give the matter the attention it needs, but be careful not to jeopardize your workplace situation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Some self-doubt shows up this week, causing you to question your ability to handle a new challenge. But you know you can do it, and this is your chance to prove it. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A personal matter requires you to be as clear and forthcoming as possible in order to avoid misunderstandings. A career move is eased with the emergence of new facts. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of reaching people that makes them feel good about themselves. You would be an excellent motivational speaker. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in F ebruary is definitely heart month. The stores are filled with the little puffed, stuffed beauties in shades of pink and red, not to mention the luscious confections all dressed up to look like roses, kissing lips or hearts of love. And yep, there are those cuddly stuffed toys too, all in an attempt to win your lovers affection. Love is definitely in the air and while in modern times we tend to commercialize it, the Bible certainly has much to say on the topic. I guess you can say it all started with Eve. Actually, poor Adam didnt have any choice in the matter since he was asleep while his partner was being created. It really wasnt until the first couple ate from the Tree of Knowledge that they realized their sexuality. And I just love the way the Bible says how Adam knew his wife and conceived Cain and later Abel. Maybe if we would spend more time learning to know our spouses, we would have fewer divorces. Later on in Genesis, we meet Abraham and Sarah, the first Jewish couple. Lots of love there. Abraham as the first patriarch is the epitome of hospitality, while Sarah protects her son Isaacs interests for future leadership of the nascent Jewish nation by expelling Hagar and Ishmael out into the wilderness. Sarah is faithful and loving to her husband and is often citied as a Jewish womans role model. Abraham sends his steward, Eliezer to find a wife for Isaac. He meets Rebecca at the local well. In a later story in Exodus, Moses meets his Zipporah, also at a well. It may be deduced here that today as in ancient days, men meet eligible women at local watering holes! Sometimes winning the woman of your dreams takes a lot of work. Jacob works seven years for his uncle Laban before he can marry Rachel. Imagine his surprise when he discovers he has been tricked and has married the myopic older sister, Leah. To win Rachel, he must labor another seven years. To this day, Jewish brides are veiled as they walk down the aisle, just like they were in Jacobs day. Unlike Jacob whose bride had her face covered, todays Jewish bridegroom is fully aware of whom he is marrying! The next famous lovers in the Bible are the stuff that Hollywood loves. In fact movies have been made of their amorous adventures albeit grossly inaccurate and corny by todays standards. However, the original stories are juicy tales. Take Samson and Delilah, for example. Here we have Israels strong man brought to his knees over a haircut! I just love that one! Oh, he resists several times when Delilah pleads with him to share the secret of his great strength, but men will be men and eventually even Samson cannot resist the feminine wiles of Delilah. Of course when he admits that he is a Nazarite, forbidden to shave his hair, his doom is sealed as Delilah shears his locks, betraying him to his enemies, the Philistines. I liked it better when he slew his enemies with the jawbone of an ass. Enter David and Bathsheba. Now, here is a love story ripped from todays headlines: Leader of great nation has an extramarital affair. Does that sound familiar? Only in the Biblical version, David, the beloved king of Israel is chastised for his behavior by the prophet Nathan. In a story worthy of the Lifetime Movie Network, David gets Bathsheba pregnant and connives to have her husband, Uriah, sent to the front line of battle so he will be killed and David can marry Bathsheba. In the true moral style of the Hebrew Bible, Davids sin is punished when their child dies. Not even the Israelite kings were above the law. Maybe todays leaders should look closely at this story. While I have taken a rather humorous view of some of the Bibles famous couples, I would like mention that the concept of love is a recurring theme in the Jewish Bible. The very watchword of the Hebrew faith commands us to love God with all our heart and soul and breath. As we are to love God, God also loves the people that are Gods creations. Jewish tradition teaches us that God is a loving parent who guides us and protects us The story of love in the Hebrew Bible J UDI S JOURNAL J S Judi Siegal and when the Jewish nation accepted the Torah at the foot of Mt. Sinai, they took on all the responsibilities of leading a moral and ethical life by following the laws in the Torah. Every time a Jew prays the Shema prayer, he/she acknowledges Gods love. This act of devotion done upon rising and before going to bed, is a beautiful expression of love. May we carry Gods message of love to all people so that we may bring about peace. That is my heartfelt wish. Judi is a former teacher and Jewish educator. She lives in Sun Valley with her husband, Phil. Lenten Series on Civil DiscourseCivil Discourse is the topic for this years Lenten Series at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Ocala, Florida. Beginning on Feb. 29, at noon and running for the following four Wednesdays, the churchs pastor, Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr. will lead and facilitate the series regarding how to engage in and enhance civil discourse. In addition to identifying specific methods, protocols, and procedures for engaging in civil discourse, each session will include an opportunity to address a topic of current public interest, such as political debate, interfaith dialogue, religious pluralism, sexual orientation, abortion, etc. Dr. McSwain states, When the Diaconate of our church met to discuss possible topics for this years Lenten Series, all in attendance agreed that this topic is of paramount importance not only to the spiritual welfare of our community of faith but also to the orderly and civil conduct of the community and society of which our church is a part. We contend that derogative criticism of uncivil discourse does little to foster regard for the integrity of all people, so we are determined to provide for public discourse a more hospitable environment. Dr. McSwain serves on the board of The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County, which is proud to endorse this important community outreach. All are welcome to attend. A light soup lunch will be served following the program. First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200, approximately four miles southwest of Interstate 75, and about two miles toward Ocala from On Top of the World. For more information call 352-615-7677. Our website is uccocala.org. 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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 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 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 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 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 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 Run OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000AB58 Rev. Alan Jefferson 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Thursday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Rosary Weekday Groups: Mon, Wed & Fri Noon AA Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP E p i s c o p a l Episcopal C h u r c h Church o f t h e A d v e n t of the Advent 0009WYI adventepiscopal.net 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 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) 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 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 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 000AFBR Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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James Nelson of Oak Run. Mr. Nelson donated a truck load of groceries in memory of Paul Fehr, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army. Big Sun Realty donated eight cases of canned goods. When asked, a spokesman for Big Sun stated that most of the employees of the firm are veterans and wanted to take part. To Bill Mahar and the Veterans Club of Cherrywood, a heartfelt Well done! for all your work, time and effort. Our volunteers were, Skip Smith, Rick Hurley, Bill Brotherhood, Bill Mahar, Ida Mahar, Phil Tatro, Marty Duesel, Peggy Konar, and Trude Smith. All of you, the residents; the veterans; the good Samaritans; and those with a generous soul, made a difference anchanged lives for the better. Thank you.Travel Club updatesMarch 9 Who Dun It Murder Mystery at the Palace Grand March 12 to 15 Biloxi March 23 Lets Hang On at the Palace grand A Tribute to Frankie Valli April 5 Las Vegas Jackpot at the Show Palace May 10 Baby Winter Park Playhouse May 17 Separate Beds at the Early Bird Dinner Theatre May 21 to 25 Myrtle Beach 4 nights 5 days May 31 Swing at the Show Palace June 2 The Buddy Holly Story at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre June 23 New York Nights at the Show Palace Nov 11 to18 Allure of the Seas Marion County Hospice Fundraiser Cruise in Memory of Frank Archer.Ladies luncheonCherrywood is having a Valentines Day Party, Flowers, Food and Fun. Please join us on Feb. 8 at noon in the clubhouse. Our speaker will be Jennifer from A Flower Hayven flower shop and she will share floral arranging tips with us. Please bring a favorite dish to share, a place setting and a beverage; we will supply hot coffee. Sandra Fialkovic celebration of lifeFor those of you who knew and will miss Sandra there will be a memorial service for her on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Crossroads Community Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. A reception to celebrate her life will be held following the service at the Cherrywood Clubhouse. Coffee and cake will be provided from noon until 2 p.m. Mens social pool and teamMost mornings between 9 and 11 a.m., you will find a cadre of pool players gathered at the Clubhouse. Their skill levels are varied but they share a common love for the game and enjoy the camaraderie that goes with friendly competition. No matter if youre a novice or play like Paul Newman, youll find a warm welcome among the guys who enjoy sharing their knowledge of the game and a little friendly kibitzing. Three newly felted tables are available so if you dont feel like waiting, there are always options and a game to be had. If youve never been to one of these sessions, you are encouraged to stop in, say Hello and join in the fun. The Travel Team goes to various other communities on Tuesdays or entertains the visiting team at our Clubhouse. Come out and play or cheer on our guys. Crochet Club name Cherrywood Crochet Club has changed its name to the Cherrywood Crochet and Knitting Club. The name change reflects better on what these talented and artistic ladies and gentlemen do on Friday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. Gathered in the reading room of the Clubhouse, everyone is working on a project of their choice and sharing the friendly atmosphere. Some are working on projects that are complex and unique, while others are students just learning the ropes, or should we say Yarns? The Crochet and Knitting Club is legend for its work with various charities including Devereaux Kids; Hospice; Veterans; Kimberlys Cottage, and shawls and toys for the Marion County Sheriffs Office. The members are warm and willing to share their time, knowledge and skills. If you would like to learn to knit or crochet, or enjoy being with a group of people who love the craft, make it a point to attend. You can also help this worthwhile group by donating any materials you think they might be able to use. Yarn, needles, material of all types and colors; anything at all would be greatly appreciated. If you have a connection with a Thrift Store or Fabric Outlet that would be willing to donate, please contact Geri at the Clubhouse; 352-2371675. Valentines DanceFriends and lovers are in for a special evening on Saturday, Feb. 11. Cherrywood will hold its annual Valentines Day Dance to celebrate love, with a romantic evening of dancing and fun. Our own resident DJ, Richard Becotte will supply the tunes that we all know and love while the Activities Committee supplies snacks, lemonade and iced tea. You can of course, bring your own beverages of choice. All this for just $3 per ticket and that includes eligibility for the door price. The ever present 50/50 drawing will be held also, so youve got several chances to win. Spend the evening with the love of your life and your friends; dance and socialize; laugh and enjoy all that life offers the residents of Cherrywood. See Geri for your tickets and well see you at the dance. In pursuit of triviaFor a wild and fun evening, Trivia Night at Cherrywood is the place to be. At 6:30 on the third Wednesday of the month, players come to the Clubhouse to test their knowledge and luck. Divided into teams of three or four, each group receives an answer sheet. While Fred OHern puts up questions on the big screen, everyone tries to answer the interesting, humorous, and trick questions he displays. Every night is a different topic. Horses, Dogs, and the Statue of Liberty were the subjects for the last event. Unlike most trivia games where a wealth of useless information is all that is needed to succeed, the questions at Cherrywood Trivia Night are enlightening and interesting. You will leave knowing more than when you arrived and have a great time playing. When you walk in, each player pays $1. The winning team collects $10 while the rest of the money goes to the Cherrywood Veterans Club to be donated to a worthwhile charity. The current charity that the Vets are supporting is the Wounded Warrior Fund. Where can you go to have an interesting evening, gain some knowledge, laugh and joke with friends and neighbors and come away feeling good? Trivia Night at Cherrywood, thats where. Give it a try and see if you dont have a good time. Super Bowl super timeSunday is Americas unofficial holiday called Super Bowl and Cherrywood has plans for the best tailgate party and best game coverage. Starting at 4:30, a Chili Cook Off contest begins. Bring your favorite chili or soup and for a $5 fee, enter the contest. In a winner takes all challenge, test your culinary skills against the discerning taste of our judges. Play bingo, (five games), take part in the quizzes, get into the raffles, and enjoy the fellowship of your friends and neighbors. Bring your favorite beverage and for a small donation, enjoy hot dogs, bratwurst and hamburgers cooked on the grill outside. Lemonade, tea, coffee, popcorn and snacks are provided! Game time will be indoors on the big screen TV where you can enjoy every play and instant replay as the Patriots battle the Giants for the coveted Super Bowl ring and the title of World Champions! The entertainment and big game is brought to you by your Social Committee; raffle prizes donated by Cherrywood Property Management; but the excitement and cheers, thats brought by you. Remember, Sunday, Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m., Clubhouse, Super Bowl, Super Party. At only $2, tickets are going fast, so be sure to stop by the Clubhouse and see Geri to pick yours up. Theres no better way to enjoy the Super Bowl and no better place to watch it from than the Cherrywood Clubhouse. Caribbean raffle trip The Cherrywood Veterans Club is raffling off a three-day Caribbean Cruise for two to the Bahamas on the famous Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Included in the trip, are all port fees; taxes; gratuities and $100 in spending money. Tickets are just $10 for one or three tickets for $20. Get in on this great opportunity for an unforgettable trip and help the Veterans Club charities as well. Tickets are available from any Veterans Club member or from Geri at the office. May I express my sincere Thank You to all of you for your kind words of support and encouragement. Please note a change in my email address: urperssec@yahoo.com I look forward to hearing from you with your story ideas for our great Cherrywood Community. Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com RELIGION Maranatha Baptist ChurchBeginning 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 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 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 352-3470154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next 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. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. Distribution of ashes will take place during Masses to be celebrated at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. as well as at the Prayer Service to be held at noon. Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday during Lent at 8:30 a.m. in English and at 7 p.m. in Spanish beginning Feb. 24.Christs Church of Marion County Saturday, Feb. 4: Mens Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10: Forever Young Group All Church Valentine Dinner, 6 p.m. Catered dinner; $7 per person. Activities and Bunko. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.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 AloneAgain. 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 3528544509 ext 221. First Congregational United Church of ChristAsh Wednesday service at First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 6 p.m. on Feb. 22. The church is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Call 352-237-3035 for more information. Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold Shabbat evening services on Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, building 300 in Ocala. In keeping with the Jewish Reconstructionists Movement of joyous song and worship, Congregation Beth Israel has appointed Sally Smith-Adams as accompanist for the liberal congregation. Ms. Smith-Adams is an accomplished keyboard and piano player and has accompanied such greats as the Zim brothers and other performers and cantors at Jewish resorts in the New York Catskills. Her lively style and appreciation of Jewish liturgical music make for a meaningful worship experience. Sonia Peterson and Judi Siegal will be leading the service and all are welcome to experience the warmth and joy of Reconstructionist worship. Debt limit disapprovalVote Rejected (44-52, 4 Not Voting) The Senate rejected this House resolution to block a $1.2 trillion increase in the $15.2 trillion debt ceiling. The increase automatically took effect on January 27, 2012. Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson voted NO Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted YESUltralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention ActVote Passed (408-0, 25 Not Voting) The House passed this bill to change the definition of ultralight aircraft in the anti-smuggling statute in order to increase penalties for using them to smuggle drugs. 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H appy Valentines Day to all the readers out there! Whether it be a box of candy, a bouquet of flowers or even a beautiful card, let your loved one know you care about them. A brand new Corvette would be nice too! Feature for this monthAfter over 75 features for this column, either clubs/organizations, couples or individuals I will be featuring a man who passed away over eight years ago. His name is Armando T Testa. The reason for this article is because his wife Betty Testa went to Williamsport, Pennsylvania to accept an award in his behalf. Armando was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 13, Armando, known as T to his friends and fellow athletes, was a champion wrestler and lettered in football and wrestling in 1949-1950 plus being captain of the wrestling team at Williamsport High School. After graduating and spending four years in the U.S. Air Force T received his undergraduate degree from Lycoming College in 1954 and was hired by the South Williamsport area school district to teach math and coach wrestling, track and football. He was part of the coaching staff of South Williamsports powerful football teams that dominated the West Branch league in the 1960s. He continued to coach until 1970. He and Betty had three children who now reside in New Jersey, Virginia and Louisiana. They and many other family members attended this wonderful banquet award. Betty received a beautiful plaque honoring her husband which she proudly displays on her wall. T retired from teaching in 1990 and he and Betty soon moved to Spruce Creek North where they remained until he passed away in 2003. Many residents remember T as he was the first one to set up Bocci teams, plus recruited resident nurses to have blood pressure screenings once a month. He served on the Board of Directors and worked many pancake breakfasts. You could always see him flipping hamburgers and hot dogs at special picnics. Betty recently donated two beautiful gas grills to Spruce Creek North in his honor. He was president of the bowling league and eventually learned to play golf and even had a hole in one. T and Betty volunteered at Ocala Regional Hospital for many years. Betty still volunteers at the Human Society Thrift shop where she has been for 20 years. I thought this was a very heart-warming story about a lady who was so proud of her husband and all his accomplishments! How proud he would be of her today! Valentine DanceThe SCN Valentine dance will be Feb. 18. Tickets will be sold at the door at $5 per person. Entertainment will be a threepiece band. Check the SCN bulletin board for additional information. There is an event planned for St. Pats day. That will be March 10. More information at a later date but mark down these dates. Cindy Hutchins sends me all this news. What would I do without her? She reported that the New Years Eve party was a wonderful success with many new residents attending the festivities. Old songs, new songs, something for everyone. The D.J. was Gail. Special Board MeetingA special Board of Directors meeting was held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 18 at SCN. There were many questions asked, mostly by new residents. Over 40 people attended. Refreshments were served.Heating and Air Seminar Thermo Cool will be putting on a seminar on Feb. 8 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on a Wednesday. Hot Dogs, hamburgers, etc will be offered. If you havent been to one of their seminars, please try to attend.Pancake BreakfastReminder: The pancake people will be serving up a wonderful breakfast the 25th of this month. French toast, pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee or tea ... price is $3 per person. Come and bring your friends or family or both! Get Well WishesLots of get well wishes are going out to Betty Testa, Fern Eberly and Larry Lee. They all thank everyone for the get well wishes. Phone Books All the new 2012 Spruce Creek North phone books have been delivered. Hope they please most of the residents. Another BirthdayIts that time of the year again! Another birthday! I want to thank all the people that took the time to send me a birthday greeting! Thanks so much! Jan Liberio resides in Spruce Creek North with her hubby Jim. You can contact her via e-mail at JnLiber @aolo.com or drop a message in the mailslot at the SCN clubhouse. Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Armando Testa honored by Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame S PRUCE C REEK NORTH J L Jan Liberio Armando Testa W hen first I went to the Cherrywood Clubhouse to cover the Accordion Club, I expected a few people to be gathered playing their accordions and not much more. How wrong was I? Very! Going in, I noticed that there were two men playing the accordions and accompanied by a string bass player, two were singing the old standard, Bill Bailey. A lot of people sat around the tables eating munchies, drinking their favorite beverages and singing along. They continued with more tunes and after each, the crowd applauded their approval. Soon the band was joined by a drummer and a trumpet player. Believe me when I say they sounded like a full orchestra. The music ranged from Blue Moon to My Wild Irish Rose and everything in between. Couples took to the dance floor or sang along with the musicians as they belted out the songs. Individual soloists took over and played with various levels of accomplishment. Everyone from students to more advanced musicians played a wide range of music. To the delight of everyone, a guest soloist all the way from Orlando took part. Donald Schwartzburg is with the Central Florida Accordion Club and his guest appearance was a highlight of the evening. Club President Dick Richards organizes and runs the Accordion Club. Every third Wednesday at 5:30 his musicians and those who love to listen and dance gather at the Cherrywood Clubhouse to spend an evening of great entertainment. Dick of course is the band leader. The Wednesday I was there, he was joined by Gene Bradley on bass: Richard Sturtevant on trumpet; Bill Cahill on drums; and Bob Mace, also on accordion. Where else can you get such class entertainment for nothing? No where! Accordion music and more, thats what the Accordion Club brings to Cherrywood. For an inexpensive evening of fun and entertainment, you would have to go a long way to top the musicians that come out for the Accordion Club. The Cherrywood Accordion Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month. Next meetings, recitals, entertainment and fun are scheduled for Feb. 22, March 28 and April 25. Give yourself a treat and stop by. Accordions and more at the Cherrywood Clubhouse C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove Cherrywood rides highOn Jan. 25, a group from Cherrywood went horseback riding at Cactus Jacks Trail Rides. This was the idea of Judy Durst who approached the Social Committee with the idea. With their support she organized the outing and over a dozen residents joined her for the adventure. Winding through Floridas Greenbelt, the trails were shaded by trees and lush foliage that filled the senses with our states natural beauty and a calm peaceful vista. Along the way the riders encountered an endangered species; a gopher turtle. Apparently this individual tortoise did not feel endangered as hes made his home along the trail and never even moved when the horses walked by. Cactus Jacks guides, Cathy and Nicole, gave a running account about the Greenbelt, the foliage and even the Prickly Pear that Gopher Turtles thrives on. Wild hogs and deer are not present along the trail which didnt seem to bother the riders. The docile mounts are an assortment of thoroughbreds, retired polo ponies and draft horses. All are very docile and well trained, making their way along the riding path in single file order. Then there was Dollar, Fran Halls horse. Dollar walks to the beat of a different drummer it seems. Occasionally, the group would have to wait a minute or two for Dollar to decide to get moving again. Theres always one in every crowd they say. Most of the riders had Australian stock saddles which differ from the American Saddle in that they dont have a horn on the front. Which begs the question, how do you honk at the other horses? Instead Australian saddles have two Mickey Mouse ears in front to help people stay in their seats. Its an added safety feature for those who might not be accustomed to equestrian activities. A special Thank You to Gen Downs for supplying the information and photos that made this article possible. On behalf of the riders, special appreciation is expressed to Judy for her idea and Cactus Jacks for their consideration. If you have an idea for a special outing or event, contact the Social Committee for their approval and help make Cherrywood an even more special place, just like Judy did. You did it!Thanks to the residents of Cherrywood, the Veterans Club had its most successful food drive ever. Nearly five pickup trucks full of groceries were delivered to Ritz House for Veterans in crises. Special thanks to Big Sun Realty and to Mr. Members of the Accordion Club perform. Edie Nelson on her mount. 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BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com A fantastic fundraiser, music, and learning opportunities constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings!OTOW Lions Club The OTOW Lions Club hosted an Italian Dinner, catered by Sammys Fine Italian Restaurant, on Sunday, Jan. 29 at the H&R ballroom. The event was supported by a sell-out group of people, and over $3,000 dollars was raised for the beneficiaries of this charity event. All proceeds from this fundraising event were donated to enhance the Childrens Backpack Program and the Interfaith Food Bank. To the delight of the audience, Sigrid Schwartz and Justin Fern performed a lovely dance onstage and later entertained the crowd with a nice two-step on the community dance floor. George and Judy served as Karaoke disc jockeys and while there were numerous well-deserved clapping of karaoke performances, Lions Club members were especially enthralled by the performance of fellow club member Lion Sandy Fellers, who gave a stirring rendition of Patsy Clines Crazy. The event ended with the raffle drawing for a 41 flat screen television, and the winning ticket was held by Craig Ehle! Master the PossibilitiesNext week (Feb. 13-17) Master the Possibilities has a special Focus on Florida. There are 25 classes, presentations, films and lectures that have Florida topics and themes. Many of these deal with our own Ocala/Marion County. Learn about our history, ecology, wildlife and Good Life. These are designed for both native Floridians and those who have adopted the Sunshine State. All are open to the public. This is a great way to learn, grow, and have fun. For a complete listing of classes/presentations, go to masterthepossibilities.com or stop by the center (8415 S.W. 80th St.) and pick up a catalog. You can register online, by phone (352-8543699), or at the center. Circle Square Cultural Center World-famous Willie Nelson will perform at the OTOW Circle Square Cultural Center on February 04 at 7 p.m. The cost of tickets is as follows: Bronze tickets: $76.96 for OTOW residents and $95 for nonresidents; Silver tickets cost $74.90 for residents and $90 for non-residents. Tax is not included in the price. Contact the Circle Square Cultural Center by phone at 352-854-3670 or online at www.CSCulturalCenter.com for additional information. Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com OTOW Lions Club hosts Italian dinner George and Judy act as karaoke disk jockeys (Lion Estelle, Center) OTOW HAPPENINGS Attendees enjoy excellent spaghetti dinner. T he Ambassadors will be putting on the first white elephant sale of the year tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 4, with doors opening to purchasers at 10 a.m. at Palm Grove. Paul Pike is the event coordinator and food manager for the sale and is being assisted by Ed Feltman and their committee. A luncheon will be available of hot dogs with sauerkraut, chicken or seafood salad croissant, assorted Danish, pies and soda, all at a reasonable price. Join with fellow Oak Run treasure seekers in a search for that special something. Do You Remember? ORHA Meeting Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Jan. 25 ORHA meeting with installation of new directors and neighborhood representatives, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily from Feb. 3 to Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Genealogy Club The Genealogy Club of Oak Run will meet on Friday, Feb. 17, in the Orchid Club card room at 9:30 a.m. The program will focus on free websites for genealogy research. In addition, Muriel Koehler will discuss her experience in hiring a professional researcher. There will be time for open discussion. The holiday luncheon was a huge success, thanks to all that contributed the delicious casseroles. We encourage all Oak Run residents who have an interest in discovering their roots to join us at the February meeting.Oak Run VeteransThe Oak Run Veterans Association does not have a formal meeting in the month of February As an update of this years Ocala Honor Flight for World War II veterans, we want you to know that at this time it is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25. There were over 80 vets on the standby list from the last flight and new applications are coming in every day. The cost for sponsoring a vet has increased to $500 and the same for an escort, plus, the Ocala Honor Flight is trying to take more veterans on each flight. They are in need of donations which should be by check made out to VFW and mailed to Ocala Honor Flight Five, P .O. Box 247, Ocala, Florida 34478. Applications can be mailed to the same address. The Honor Flight Committee is working with three major restaurant chains here in Ocala to secure contributions based on the use of coupons to benefit the Honor Flight. More details will follow. The Oak Run Veterans Association wants to be sure that any WW II veteran that has not gone on a flight and wishes to do so be given the opportunity. Please contact Frazer Crane 352-861-4730 for more information or if assistance is needed. Little Theatre Sex Please Were SixtyMany people consider Little Theatres dinner theatre presentation the premier event of the year in our community. You are pampered the minute you arrive, are greeted and escorted to your table. We bring in round tables for the event as it allows you to better communicate with your fellow dinners. You are treated to a gourmet meal catered by Royal Oaks consisting of prime rib of beef, chicken Marsala, garlic roasted potatoes, California medley of vegetables, tossed salad, rolls, butter, strawberry cheesecake and assorted beverages. If you chose, as many do, you can make it a dress up affair, which a nice change from the casual apparel most Floridians become accustomed to. After a leisurely dinner you sit back and enjoy the very funny and interesting goings on at the Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast which is the setting for Sex Please Were Sixty. For information on ticket sales please call Diana Schmidt at 352-873-7243 for the dinner theatre show and Linda Noel for the remaining 3 shows at 352873-9908. New York ClubHi New Yorkers (and friends of). Did it snow in your neighborhood? Well, at our first dinner dance of the year some people dressed like it was and there may even have been snowballs. Fun time! Our next outing will be to White Elephant Sale to be conducted by Ambassadors O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler PHOTO BY FRANK PORTERFIELDIn a scene from Little Theatres play Sex Please Were Sixty are Lou Winkelman as Bud the Stud and Bonnie Kreider as Victoria Ambrose. Victoria is trying to manipulate Bud out of a back cramp, has twisted around and fallen under him on the couch. It looks compromising but in reality she is just trying to push him off of her. Pesident of the New York Club John McHale and his wife, Linda, are seen behind the themes Let it Snow dance. Displays were created by Phil Shane. PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE14 This little friend could be yours. See Carol Anns Corner at the end of this article. 000A9HZ T EE P EE T IRE & BUDGET MUFFLER Family Owned And Operated Certified Techs Est. 1990 SR 200 & 91st Ave. 237-5599 2040 N. 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Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, February 3, 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 Tampa Bay for the horse races. You can donate your money or maybe even win some. Call Linda McHale for details at 352-291-2602. Our next dinner dance will be International Night on March 28. Where are your roots from? There will be more information about this event to come. If you want to join this great fun group Nancy Lillard at 352873-6110 is the gal to call. Oak Run TravelOn Wednesday, March 14, there will be a bus trip to the Hard Rock Casino. This trip will leave at 8 a.m. and return around 3 p.m. You will get $25 in free play and a $5 food voucher. Call Bob and Cindy Kocher to get on this trip. The show Jackpot will be at the Show Palace Theatre on Sunday, March 11. There are two buses going and there are several seats available on the second bus. The show is an affectionate look at the great performers and personalities that make Vegas sizzle. You wont want to miss the classic standards, handsome crooners, beautiful showgirls and exciting dancing. Call Janet Madsen or Jackie Marcotte to reserve your seat. Spring is coming and its time for new spring and summer clothes! Join Rudy and Delores Frey as they travel on a shopping trip to Winter Garden Village. We went to this new mall last year and everyone raved about it. The trip will go on Friday, March 23, in time to enjoy the sales just before the Easter holidays. Debbie Reynolds is known for her starring roles in Singing in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, as well as her wit, dancing and singing ability, versatility as an actress, and her successful nightclub and casino acts. She has won the respect of her colleagues and the affection of audiences around the world. Call Emma and Ed Barry to see Debbie on Tuesday, March 27, for a 1 p.m. show. On Saturday, March 31, at 2 p.m., the fantastic show Stomp will be at the Phillips Center in Gainesville. This outstanding eight member group uses everything but percussion instruments, matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps, etc., to fill the stage with music. Call Joanne and John Misener to reserve your seat. Upper Midwest Club Trip to Savannah The club is travelling by bus to Savannah, Brunswick and St. Simons Island, Georgia, for 3 days and 2 nights from April 23 to 25. Upon arrival in Savannah on the first day there will be a tour of the historic district, a shopping trip to City Market and a buffet dinner at Paula Deans Lady and Sons Restaurant. On the second day there will be tours of the historic home of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, and the Mercer Williams House, famous movie scene, then depart for Brunswick. There the evening will be spend at the Emerald Princess Casino Boat with dinner on board. On the third day travel to St. Simons Island and visit the Maritime Center Museum and the St. Simons Lighthouse and Museum, then depart for Oak Run arriving about 7 p.m. Cost for a double room is $290 per person and for a single is $420. At sign up you will reserve a seat on the bus and a deposit of $100 per person will be required. The rest of the money will be due by March 25. Make checks payable to Upper Midwest Club. For further information call Karen at 765-2886430. Tennis Club As this is a leap year, the February tennis mixer will be held on the last WednesOAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE15 day of the month, Feb. 29. Please watch the bulletin board for the sign up sheet. Sixteen players make it a lot of fun, and you get to play with players at different levels. What great tennis weather we have had in January. Unfortunately in the early mornings courts one and two may be damp, so please be careful if you do play. We do not want anyone hurt. If you have not yet paid your dues of $5 per year, or 42 cents per month, please pay directly to Jim Newsheller. Do not forget tally tennis Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The turn out has been great. Please save the date of April 4 for the tennis social. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, Jan. 24, we played a team game called ,2,3 (the team used one net score on the par 5s, 2 nets on the par 4s, and 3 nets on the par 3s). The winners were: First Place Pat Blackburn, Chris Orndorff, Bette Johnson, and Joanne Morris; Second Place JT Lemasters, Maureen Edwards, Sheila Adams, and Ilene SimOAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 nowitz; Third Place Jan Tennant, Lynn Houghton, Barb Scozzafava, and MaryKay Frandsen. Closest to the Pin was Bette Johnson. Even if you have a less than perfect golf score, who can complain about it while enjoying this beautiful Florida weather! Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 26 the weather was beautiful and we had a lot of good scores. In flight A: Charlotte Green first, Elsa Berbig second and BJ Lassiter third. In Flight B: Joan Scholl first, Diana Schmidt second and Pat Salberg third. Closest to the pin was Sally Crass. We welcome new member Pat Salberg to our group. Royal Oaks Mens GolfJan. 27 started out as a wet, windy day, but turned out to be rather pleasant by mid morning. As a result, the 44 players who participated had a good day for scoring. The game was the usual three best net. First place was a tie with a score of 195 between the teams of Hal Loomis, Wayne Feeman, John Terry, and Mike Madil, and the team of Charlie Elder, Bill Ellin, Ed Simnowitz, and Steve Szabo. In third with a score of 199 were Ralph Lavacca, Sam Sample, and Tom Ducz. Closest to the pin were Bill Ellin, John Terry, Paul Colatruglio, and Ed Simnowitz. Congratulations to all the hardy souls who started out in the rain. Have a good week; see you next time. Carol Anns CornerMr. Cody here again. When this article came in I asked mom if I could write it up as it concerns a subject close to my kitty cat heart. A nice lady in Oak Run named Bonnie Manford found a silver long haired tabby in her yard. He is about one year old, male and litter box trained. She says he is sweet and loves being around her. Bonnie bought a coupon from Sheltering Hands for reduced cost shots and neutering. He has been checked out as healthy by Companion Animal Hospital, and now has had his shots and been neutered. Bonnie has asked around and it doesnt seem that anyone has lost him. She cannot take him and needs help placing him in a home. Mom adopted me from a wonderful lady who took me in, just like Bonnie took in this kitty. It would be just terrific if someone would be kind and give him a home. Mom says I am a joy to have around. Couldnt you use some more joy in your house? We cats are clean, dont have to be walked and when our humans pet us, we both feel really, really calm and peaceful. Please call Bonnie Manford at 352-861-8295. 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. Read the classifieds W h a t s F o r Whats For L U N C H ? LUNCH? O u r M o n d a y T h r u F r i d a y D a i l y L u n c h S p e c i a l s Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials A r e F r e s h l y P r e p a r e d E v e r y D a y Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership I n t r o d u c i n g C o u n t r y H o u s e S a l a d P l u s C h o i c e o f B a k e d P o t a t o o r S o u p Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hick ory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. Wednesday CHICKEN POT PIE Freshly baked, loaded with chunks of chicken breast and topped with a golden flaky crust Thursday TURKEY N DRESSING Tender, oven roasted turkey breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Monday BAKED CHICKEN N DRESSING A tender, juicy chicken breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Tuesday MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOES A slice of homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes and choice of one vegetable $ 5 99 000AG5Z Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 Ocala, Florida 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 WED. SATURDAY TUESDAY ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 2/10/12 MONDAY Excluding specials. Exp. 2/10/12 BUY 1 ENTREE BUY 1 ENTREE GET 2ND 1/2 PRICE GET 2ND 1/2 PRICE 2 Beverage purchase required Whole Wheat Pasta Available of equal or lesser value. Excluding specials. Exp. 2/10/12 BUY 1 SUB GET ONE BUY 1 SUB GET ONE 1/2 PRICE 1/2 PRICE 2 Beverage purchase required Excluding specials. Exp. 2/10/12 $1.00 OFF $1.00 OFF ENTREE ENTREE 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 3/2/12 000AG6Y 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! Formerly Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm Crossroads Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted 000AG5V DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N M ON .-S AT 11-C LOSE Expires 2/10/12 NEW Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES A LL H OMEMADE D ESERTS 1/2 R OASTED S PRING C HICKEN Best in town Includes soup or salad, cornbread & veggie $ 2.95 each $ 8.95 Famous Recipe Chicken NOW OPEN SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Coupons good at all Ocala locations. $ 4 49 000AG7Q Limit 2 Exp. 2/17/12 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING 3-Piece WHOLE WING SNACK $ 3 49 2 PC. THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Limit 2 Exp. 2/17/12 $ 3 99 Limit 2 Exp. 2/17/12 Limit 2 Exp. 2/17/12 $ 4 49 New WITH BISCUIT 1 SIDE 000AGR9 Serving Donuts, Bagels, Pastries, Coffee, Tea & Hot Breakfast 10155 SW H WY 484 W. P HONE /F AX 352-438-3300 1/4 MILE WEST OF SW H WY 200 ON S W H WY 484 M ON -F RI 6:30 AM -1:30 PM S AT & S UN 7:00 AM -1:30 PM CATERING AND GIFT BASKETS FREE SMALL COFFEE WITH ANY PURCHASE Expires 2/14/12 VALENTINES DAY BASKET OF GOO DIES NOW SERVING LUNCH Sandwiches & Salads 000A9O8 Mane Event Hair Salon A Full Service Hair Salon 854-5969 8720 S.W. 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Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, February 3, 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 Tampa Bay for the horse races. You can donate your money or maybe even win some. Call Linda McHale for details at 352-291-2602. Our next dinner dance will be International Night on March 28. Where are your roots from? There will be more information about this event to come. If you want to join this great fun group Nancy Lillard at 352873-6110 is the gal to call. Oak Run TravelOn Wednesday, March 14, there will be a bus trip to the Hard Rock Casino. This trip will leave at 8 a.m. and return around 3 p.m. You will get $25 in free play and a $5 food voucher. Call Bob and Cindy Kocher to get on this trip. The show Jackpot will be at the Show Palace Theatre on Sunday, March 11. There are two buses going and there are several seats available on the second bus. The show is an affectionate look at the great performers and personalities that make Vegas sizzle. You wont want to miss the classic standards, handsome crooners, beautiful showgirls and exciting dancing. Call Janet Madsen or Jackie Marcotte to reserve your seat. Spring is coming and its time for new spring and summer clothes! Join Rudy and Delores Frey as they travel on a shopping trip to Winter Garden Village. We went to this new mall last year and everyone raved about it. The trip will go on Friday, March 23, in time to enjoy the sales just before the Easter holidays. Debbie Reynolds is known for her starring roles in Singing in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, as well as her wit, dancing and singing ability, versatility as an actress, and her successful nightclub and casino acts. She has won the respect of her colleagues and the affection of audiences around the world. Call Emma and Ed Barry to see Debbie on Tuesday, March 27, for a 1 p.m. show. On Saturday, March 31, at 2 p.m., the fantastic show Stomp will be at the Phillips Center in Gainesville. This outstanding eight member group uses everything but percussion instruments, matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps, etc., to fill the stage with music. Call Joanne and John Misener to reserve your seat. Upper Midwest Club Trip to Savannah The club is travelling by bus to Savannah, Brunswick and St. Simons Island, Georgia, for 3 days and 2 nights from April 23 to 25. Upon arrival in Savannah on the first day there will be a tour of the historic district, a shopping trip to City Market and a buffet dinner at Paula Deans Lady and Sons Restaurant. On the second day there will be tours of the historic home of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, and the Mercer Williams House, famous movie scene, then depart for Brunswick. There the evening will be spend at the Emerald Princess Casino Boat with dinner on board. On the third day travel to St. Simons Island and visit the Maritime Center Museum and the St. Simons Lighthouse and Museum, then depart for Oak Run arriving about 7 p.m. Cost for a double room is $290 per person and for a single is $420. At sign up you will reserve a seat on the bus and a deposit of $100 per person will be required. The rest of the money will be due by March 25. Make checks payable to Upper Midwest Club. For further information call Karen at 765-2886430. Tennis Club As this is a leap year, the February tennis mixer will be held on the last WednesOAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE15 day of the month, Feb. 29. Please watch the bulletin board for the sign up sheet. Sixteen players make it a lot of fun, and you get to play with players at different levels. What great tennis weather we have had in January. Unfortunately in the early mornings courts one and two may be damp, so please be careful if you do play. We do not want anyone hurt. If you have not yet paid your dues of $5 per year, or 42 cents per month, please pay directly to Jim Newsheller. Do not forget tally tennis Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The turn out has been great. Please save the date of April 4 for the tennis social. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, Jan. 24, we played a team game called ,2,3 (the team used one net score on the par 5s, 2 nets on the par 4s, and 3 nets on the par 3s). The winners were: First Place Pat Blackburn, Chris Orndorff, Bette Johnson, and Joanne Morris; Second Place JT Lemasters, Maureen Edwards, Sheila Adams, and Ilene SimOAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 nowitz; Third Place Jan Tennant, Lynn Houghton, Barb Scozzafava, and MaryKay Frandsen. Closest to the Pin was Bette Johnson. Even if you have a less than perfect golf score, who can complain about it while enjoying this beautiful Florida weather! Royal Oaks Lady NinersOn Jan. 26 the weather was beautiful and we had a lot of good scores. In flight A: Charlotte Green first, Elsa Berbig second and BJ Lassiter third. In Flight B: Joan Scholl first, Diana Schmidt second and Pat Salberg third. Closest to the pin was Sally Crass. We welcome new member Pat Salberg to our group. Royal Oaks Mens GolfJan. 27 started out as a wet, windy day, but turned out to be rather pleasant by mid morning. As a result, the 44 players who participated had a good day for scoring. The game was the usual three best net. First place was a tie with a score of 195 between the teams of Hal Loomis, Wayne Feeman, John Terry, and Mike Madil, and the team of Charlie Elder, Bill Ellin, Ed Simnowitz, and Steve Szabo. In third with a score of 199 were Ralph Lavacca, Sam Sample, and Tom Ducz. Closest to the pin were Bill Ellin, John Terry, Paul Colatruglio, and Ed Simnowitz. Congratulations to all the hardy souls who started out in the rain. Have a good week; see you next time. Carol Anns CornerMr. Cody here again. When this article came in I asked mom if I could write it up as it concerns a subject close to my kitty cat heart. A nice lady in Oak Run named Bonnie Manford found a silver long haired tabby in her yard. He is about one year old, male and litter box trained. She says he is sweet and loves being around her. Bonnie bought a coupon from Sheltering Hands for reduced cost shots and neutering. He has been checked out as healthy by Companion Animal Hospital, and now has had his shots and been neutered. Bonnie has asked around and it doesnt seem that anyone has lost him. She cannot take him and needs help placing him in a home. Mom adopted me from a wonderful lady who took me in, just like Bonnie took in this kitty. It would be just terrific if someone would be kind and give him a home. Mom says I am a joy to have around. Couldnt you use some more joy in your house? We cats are clean, dont have to be walked and when our humans pet us, we both feel really, really calm and peaceful. Please call Bonnie Manford at 352-861-8295. 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. Read the classifieds W h a t s F o r Whats For L U N C H ? LUNCH? O u r M o n d a y T h r u F r i d a y D a i l y L u n c h S p e c i a l s Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials A r e F r e s h l y P r e p a r e d E v e r y D a y Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership I n t r o d u c i n g C o u n t r y H o u s e S a l a d P l u s C h o i c e o f B a k e d P o t a t o o r S o u p Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hick ory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. Wednesday CHICKEN POT PIE Freshly baked, loaded with chunks of chicken breast and topped with a golden flaky crust Thursday TURKEY N DRESSING Tender, oven roasted turkey breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Monday BAKED CHICKEN N DRESSING A tender, juicy chicken breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Tuesday MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOES A slice of homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes and choice of one vegetable $ 5 99 000AG5Z Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 Ocala, Florida 8 7 3 0 2 2 3 873-0223 WED. SATURDAY TUESDAY ONE LARGE ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 $6.99 With purchase of beverage. Exp. 2/10/12 MONDAY Excluding specials. Exp. 2/10/12 BUY 1 ENTREE BUY 1 ENTREE GET 2ND 1/2 PRICE GET 2ND 1/2 PRICE 2 Beverage purchase required Whole Wheat Pasta Available of equal or lesser value. Excluding specials. Exp. 2/10/12 BUY 1 SUB GET ONE BUY 1 SUB GET ONE 1/2 PRICE 1/2 PRICE 2 Beverage purchase required Excluding specials. Exp. 2/10/12 $1.00 OFF $1.00 OFF ENTREE ENTREE 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 Buy 1 Meal Get 1 at 1 / 2 OFF Equal or Lesser Value With purchase of 2 drinks With coupon Exp. 3/2/12 000AG6Y 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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BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com A fantastic fundraiser, music, and learning opportunities constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings!OTOW Lions Club The OTOW Lions Club hosted an Italian Dinner, catered by Sammys Fine Italian Restaurant, on Sunday, Jan. 29 at the H&R ballroom. The event was supported by a sell-out group of people, and over $3,000 dollars was raised for the beneficiaries of this charity event. All proceeds from this fundraising event were donated to enhance the Childrens Backpack Program and the Interfaith Food Bank. To the delight of the audience, Sigrid Schwartz and Justin Fern performed a lovely dance onstage and later entertained the crowd with a nice two-step on the community dance floor. George and Judy served as Karaoke disc jockeys and while there were numerous well-deserved clapping of karaoke performances, Lions Club members were especially enthralled by the performance of fellow club member Lion Sandy Fellers, who gave a stirring rendition of Patsy Clines Crazy. The event ended with the raffle drawing for a 41 flat screen television, and the winning ticket was held by Craig Ehle! Master the PossibilitiesNext week (Feb. 13-17) Master the Possibilities has a special Focus on Florida. There are 25 classes, presentations, films and lectures that have Florida topics and themes. Many of these deal with our own Ocala/Marion County. Learn about our history, ecology, wildlife and Good Life. These are designed for both native Floridians and those who have adopted the Sunshine State. All are open to the public. This is a great way to learn, grow, and have fun. For a complete listing of classes/presentations, go to masterthepossibilities.com or stop by the center (8415 S.W. 80th St.) and pick up a catalog. You can register online, by phone (352-8543699), or at the center. Circle Square Cultural Center World-famous Willie Nelson will perform at the OTOW Circle Square Cultural Center on February 04 at 7 p.m. The cost of tickets is as follows: Bronze tickets: $76.96 for OTOW residents and $95 for nonresidents; Silver tickets cost $74.90 for residents and $90 for non-residents. Tax is not included in the price. Contact the Circle Square Cultural Center by phone at 352-854-3670 or online at www.CSCulturalCenter.com for additional information. Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com OTOW Lions Club hosts Italian dinner George and Judy act as karaoke disk jockeys (Lion Estelle, Center) OTOW HAPPENINGS Attendees enjoy excellent spaghetti dinner. T he Ambassadors will be putting on the first white elephant sale of the year tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 4, with doors opening to purchasers at 10 a.m. at Palm Grove. Paul Pike is the event coordinator and food manager for the sale and is being assisted by Ed Feltman and their committee. A luncheon will be available of hot dogs with sauerkraut, chicken or seafood salad croissant, assorted Danish, pies and soda, all at a reasonable price. Join with fellow Oak Run treasure seekers in a search for that special something. Do You Remember? ORHA Meeting Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitlers presentation of the Jan. 25 ORHA meeting with installation of new directors and neighborhood representatives, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following FYI daily from Feb. 3 to Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Genealogy Club The Genealogy Club of Oak Run will meet on Friday, Feb. 17, in the Orchid Club card room at 9:30 a.m. The program will focus on free websites for genealogy research. In addition, Muriel Koehler will discuss her experience in hiring a professional researcher. There will be time for open discussion. The holiday luncheon was a huge success, thanks to all that contributed the delicious casseroles. We encourage all Oak Run residents who have an interest in discovering their roots to join us at the February meeting.Oak Run VeteransThe Oak Run Veterans Association does not have a formal meeting in the month of February As an update of this years Ocala Honor Flight for World War II veterans, we want you to know that at this time it is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25. There were over 80 vets on the standby list from the last flight and new applications are coming in every day. The cost for sponsoring a vet has increased to $500 and the same for an escort, plus, the Ocala Honor Flight is trying to take more veterans on each flight. They are in need of donations which should be by check made out to VFW and mailed to Ocala Honor Flight Five, P .O. Box 247, Ocala, Florida 34478. Applications can be mailed to the same address. The Honor Flight Committee is working with three major restaurant chains here in Ocala to secure contributions based on the use of coupons to benefit the Honor Flight. More details will follow. The Oak Run Veterans Association wants to be sure that any WW II veteran that has not gone on a flight and wishes to do so be given the opportunity. Please contact Frazer Crane 352-861-4730 for more information or if assistance is needed. Little Theatre Sex Please Were SixtyMany people consider Little Theatres dinner theatre presentation the premier event of the year in our community. You are pampered the minute you arrive, are greeted and escorted to your table. We bring in round tables for the event as it allows you to better communicate with your fellow dinners. You are treated to a gourmet meal catered by Royal Oaks consisting of prime rib of beef, chicken Marsala, garlic roasted potatoes, California medley of vegetables, tossed salad, rolls, butter, strawberry cheesecake and assorted beverages. If you chose, as many do, you can make it a dress up affair, which a nice change from the casual apparel most Floridians become accustomed to. After a leisurely dinner you sit back and enjoy the very funny and interesting goings on at the Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast which is the setting for Sex Please Were Sixty. For information on ticket sales please call Diana Schmidt at 352-873-7243 for the dinner theatre show and Linda Noel for the remaining 3 shows at 352873-9908. New York ClubHi New Yorkers (and friends of). Did it snow in your neighborhood? Well, at our first dinner dance of the year some people dressed like it was and there may even have been snowballs. Fun time! 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H appy Valentines Day to all the readers out there! Whether it be a box of candy, a bouquet of flowers or even a beautiful card, let your loved one know you care about them. A brand new Corvette would be nice too! Feature for this monthAfter over 75 features for this column, either clubs/organizations, couples or individuals I will be featuring a man who passed away over eight years ago. His name is Armando T Testa. The reason for this article is because his wife Betty Testa went to Williamsport, Pennsylvania to accept an award in his behalf. Armando was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 13, Armando, known as T to his friends and fellow athletes, was a champion wrestler and lettered in football and wrestling in 1949-1950 plus being captain of the wrestling team at Williamsport High School. After graduating and spending four years in the U.S. Air Force T received his undergraduate degree from Lycoming College in 1954 and was hired by the South Williamsport area school district to teach math and coach wrestling, track and football. He was part of the coaching staff of South Williamsports powerful football teams that dominated the West Branch league in the 1960s. He continued to coach until 1970. He and Betty had three children who now reside in New Jersey, Virginia and Louisiana. They and many other family members attended this wonderful banquet award. Betty received a beautiful plaque honoring her husband which she proudly displays on her wall. T retired from teaching in 1990 and he and Betty soon moved to Spruce Creek North where they remained until he passed away in 2003. Many residents remember T as he was the first one to set up Bocci teams, plus recruited resident nurses to have blood pressure screenings once a month. He served on the Board of Directors and worked many pancake breakfasts. You could always see him flipping hamburgers and hot dogs at special picnics. Betty recently donated two beautiful gas grills to Spruce Creek North in his honor. He was president of the bowling league and eventually learned to play golf and even had a hole in one. T and Betty volunteered at Ocala Regional Hospital for many years. Betty still volunteers at the Human Society Thrift shop where she has been for 20 years. I thought this was a very heart-warming story about a lady who was so proud of her husband and all his accomplishments! How proud he would be of her today! Valentine DanceThe SCN Valentine dance will be Feb. 18. Tickets will be sold at the door at $5 per person. Entertainment will be a threepiece band. Check the SCN bulletin board for additional information. There is an event planned for St. Pats day. That will be March 10. More information at a later date but mark down these dates. Cindy Hutchins sends me all this news. What would I do without her? She reported that the New Years Eve party was a wonderful success with many new residents attending the festivities. Old songs, new songs, something for everyone. The D.J. was Gail. Special Board MeetingA special Board of Directors meeting was held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 18 at SCN. There were many questions asked, mostly by new residents. Over 40 people attended. Refreshments were served.Heating and Air Seminar Thermo Cool will be putting on a seminar on Feb. 8 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on a Wednesday. Hot Dogs, hamburgers, etc will be offered. If you havent been to one of their seminars, please try to attend.Pancake BreakfastReminder: The pancake people will be serving up a wonderful breakfast the 25th of this month. French toast, pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee or tea ... price is $3 per person. Come and bring your friends or family or both! Get Well WishesLots of get well wishes are going out to Betty Testa, Fern Eberly and Larry Lee. They all thank everyone for the get well wishes. Phone Books All the new 2012 Spruce Creek North phone books have been delivered. Hope they please most of the residents. Another BirthdayIts that time of the year again! Another birthday! I want to thank all the people that took the time to send me a birthday greeting! Thanks so much! Jan Liberio resides in Spruce Creek North with her hubby Jim. You can contact her via e-mail at JnLiber @aolo.com or drop a message in the mailslot at the SCN clubhouse. Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Armando Testa honored by Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame S PRUCE C REEK NORTH J L Jan Liberio Armando Testa W hen first I went to the Cherrywood Clubhouse to cover the Accordion Club, I expected a few people to be gathered playing their accordions and not much more. How wrong was I? Very! Going in, I noticed that there were two men playing the accordions and accompanied by a string bass player, two were singing the old standard, Bill Bailey. A lot of people sat around the tables eating munchies, drinking their favorite beverages and singing along. They continued with more tunes and after each, the crowd applauded their approval. Soon the band was joined by a drummer and a trumpet player. Believe me when I say they sounded like a full orchestra. The music ranged from Blue Moon to My Wild Irish Rose and everything in between. Couples took to the dance floor or sang along with the musicians as they belted out the songs. Individual soloists took over and played with various levels of accomplishment. Everyone from students to more advanced musicians played a wide range of music. To the delight of everyone, a guest soloist all the way from Orlando took part. Donald Schwartzburg is with the Central Florida Accordion Club and his guest appearance was a highlight of the evening. Club President Dick Richards organizes and runs the Accordion Club. Every third Wednesday at 5:30 his musicians and those who love to listen and dance gather at the Cherrywood Clubhouse to spend an evening of great entertainment. Dick of course is the band leader. The Wednesday I was there, he was joined by Gene Bradley on bass: Richard Sturtevant on trumpet; Bill Cahill on drums; and Bob Mace, also on accordion. Where else can you get such class entertainment for nothing? No where! Accordion music and more, thats what the Accordion Club brings to Cherrywood. For an inexpensive evening of fun and entertainment, you would have to go a long way to top the musicians that come out for the Accordion Club. The Cherrywood Accordion Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month. Next meetings, recitals, entertainment and fun are scheduled for Feb. 22, March 28 and April 25. Give yourself a treat and stop by. Accordions and more at the Cherrywood Clubhouse C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove Cherrywood rides highOn Jan. 25, a group from Cherrywood went horseback riding at Cactus Jacks Trail Rides. This was the idea of Judy Durst who approached the Social Committee with the idea. With their support she organized the outing and over a dozen residents joined her for the adventure. Winding through Floridas Greenbelt, the trails were shaded by trees and lush foliage that filled the senses with our states natural beauty and a calm peaceful vista. Along the way the riders encountered an endangered species; a gopher turtle. Apparently this individual tortoise did not feel endangered as hes made his home along the trail and never even moved when the horses walked by. Cactus Jacks guides, Cathy and Nicole, gave a running account about the Greenbelt, the foliage and even the Prickly Pear that Gopher Turtles thrives on. Wild hogs and deer are not present along the trail which didnt seem to bother the riders. The docile mounts are an assortment of thoroughbreds, retired polo ponies and draft horses. All are very docile and well trained, making their way along the riding path in single file order. Then there was Dollar, Fran Halls horse. Dollar walks to the beat of a different drummer it seems. Occasionally, the group would have to wait a minute or two for Dollar to decide to get moving again. Theres always one in every crowd they say. Most of the riders had Australian stock saddles which differ from the American Saddle in that they dont have a horn on the front. Which begs the question, how do you honk at the other horses? Instead Australian saddles have two Mickey Mouse ears in front to help people stay in their seats. Its an added safety feature for those who might not be accustomed to equestrian activities. A special Thank You to Gen Downs for supplying the information and photos that made this article possible. On behalf of the riders, special appreciation is expressed to Judy for her idea and Cactus Jacks for their consideration. If you have an idea for a special outing or event, contact the Social Committee for their approval and help make Cherrywood an even more special place, just like Judy did. You did it!Thanks to the residents of Cherrywood, the Veterans Club had its most successful food drive ever. Nearly five pickup trucks full of groceries were delivered to Ritz House for Veterans in crises. Special thanks to Big Sun Realty and to Mr. Members of the Accordion Club perform. Edie Nelson on her mount. 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James Nelson of Oak Run. Mr. Nelson donated a truck load of groceries in memory of Paul Fehr, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army. Big Sun Realty donated eight cases of canned goods. When asked, a spokesman for Big Sun stated that most of the employees of the firm are veterans and wanted to take part. To Bill Mahar and the Veterans Club of Cherrywood, a heartfelt Well done! for all your work, time and effort. Our volunteers were, Skip Smith, Rick Hurley, Bill Brotherhood, Bill Mahar, Ida Mahar, Phil Tatro, Marty Duesel, Peggy Konar, and Trude Smith. All of you, the residents; the veterans; the good Samaritans; and those with a generous soul, made a difference anchanged lives for the better. Thank you.Travel Club updatesMarch 9 Who Dun It Murder Mystery at the Palace Grand March 12 to 15 Biloxi March 23 Lets Hang On at the Palace grand A Tribute to Frankie Valli April 5 Las Vegas Jackpot at the Show Palace May 10 Baby Winter Park Playhouse May 17 Separate Beds at the Early Bird Dinner Theatre May 21 to 25 Myrtle Beach 4 nights 5 days May 31 Swing at the Show Palace June 2 The Buddy Holly Story at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre June 23 New York Nights at the Show Palace Nov 11 to18 Allure of the Seas Marion County Hospice Fundraiser Cruise in Memory of Frank Archer.Ladies luncheonCherrywood is having a Valentines Day Party, Flowers, Food and Fun. Please join us on Feb. 8 at noon in the clubhouse. Our speaker will be Jennifer from A Flower Hayven flower shop and she will share floral arranging tips with us. Please bring a favorite dish to share, a place setting and a beverage; we will supply hot coffee. Sandra Fialkovic celebration of lifeFor those of you who knew and will miss Sandra there will be a memorial service for her on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Crossroads Community Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. A reception to celebrate her life will be held following the service at the Cherrywood Clubhouse. Coffee and cake will be provided from noon until 2 p.m. Mens social pool and teamMost mornings between 9 and 11 a.m., you will find a cadre of pool players gathered at the Clubhouse. Their skill levels are varied but they share a common love for the game and enjoy the camaraderie that goes with friendly competition. No matter if youre a novice or play like Paul Newman, youll find a warm welcome among the guys who enjoy sharing their knowledge of the game and a little friendly kibitzing. Three newly felted tables are available so if you dont feel like waiting, there are always options and a game to be had. If youve never been to one of these sessions, you are encouraged to stop in, say Hello and join in the fun. The Travel Team goes to various other communities on Tuesdays or entertains the visiting team at our Clubhouse. Come out and play or cheer on our guys. Crochet Club name Cherrywood Crochet Club has changed its name to the Cherrywood Crochet and Knitting Club. The name change reflects better on what these talented and artistic ladies and gentlemen do on Friday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. Gathered in the reading room of the Clubhouse, everyone is working on a project of their choice and sharing the friendly atmosphere. Some are working on projects that are complex and unique, while others are students just learning the ropes, or should we say Yarns? The Crochet and Knitting Club is legend for its work with various charities including Devereaux Kids; Hospice; Veterans; Kimberlys Cottage, and shawls and toys for the Marion County Sheriffs Office. The members are warm and willing to share their time, knowledge and skills. If you would like to learn to knit or crochet, or enjoy being with a group of people who love the craft, make it a point to attend. You can also help this worthwhile group by donating any materials you think they might be able to use. Yarn, needles, material of all types and colors; anything at all would be greatly appreciated. If you have a connection with a Thrift Store or Fabric Outlet that would be willing to donate, please contact Geri at the Clubhouse; 352-2371675. Valentines DanceFriends and lovers are in for a special evening on Saturday, Feb. 11. Cherrywood will hold its annual Valentines Day Dance to celebrate love, with a romantic evening of dancing and fun. Our own resident DJ, Richard Becotte will supply the tunes that we all know and love while the Activities Committee supplies snacks, lemonade and iced tea. You can of course, bring your own beverages of choice. All this for just $3 per ticket and that includes eligibility for the door price. The ever present 50/50 drawing will be held also, so youve got several chances to win. Spend the evening with the love of your life and your friends; dance and socialize; laugh and enjoy all that life offers the residents of Cherrywood. See Geri for your tickets and well see you at the dance. In pursuit of triviaFor a wild and fun evening, Trivia Night at Cherrywood is the place to be. At 6:30 on the third Wednesday of the month, players come to the Clubhouse to test their knowledge and luck. Divided into teams of three or four, each group receives an answer sheet. While Fred OHern puts up questions on the big screen, everyone tries to answer the interesting, humorous, and trick questions he displays. Every night is a different topic. Horses, Dogs, and the Statue of Liberty were the subjects for the last event. Unlike most trivia games where a wealth of useless information is all that is needed to succeed, the questions at Cherrywood Trivia Night are enlightening and interesting. You will leave knowing more than when you arrived and have a great time playing. When you walk in, each player pays $1. The winning team collects $10 while the rest of the money goes to the Cherrywood Veterans Club to be donated to a worthwhile charity. The current charity that the Vets are supporting is the Wounded Warrior Fund. Where can you go to have an interesting evening, gain some knowledge, laugh and joke with friends and neighbors and come away feeling good? Trivia Night at Cherrywood, thats where. Give it a try and see if you dont have a good time. Super Bowl super timeSunday is Americas unofficial holiday called Super Bowl and Cherrywood has plans for the best tailgate party and best game coverage. Starting at 4:30, a Chili Cook Off contest begins. Bring your favorite chili or soup and for a $5 fee, enter the contest. In a winner takes all challenge, test your culinary skills against the discerning taste of our judges. Play bingo, (five games), take part in the quizzes, get into the raffles, and enjoy the fellowship of your friends and neighbors. Bring your favorite beverage and for a small donation, enjoy hot dogs, bratwurst and hamburgers cooked on the grill outside. Lemonade, tea, coffee, popcorn and snacks are provided! Game time will be indoors on the big screen TV where you can enjoy every play and instant replay as the Patriots battle the Giants for the coveted Super Bowl ring and the title of World Champions! The entertainment and big game is brought to you by your Social Committee; raffle prizes donated by Cherrywood Property Management; but the excitement and cheers, thats brought by you. Remember, Sunday, Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m., Clubhouse, Super Bowl, Super Party. At only $2, tickets are going fast, so be sure to stop by the Clubhouse and see Geri to pick yours up. Theres no better way to enjoy the Super Bowl and no better place to watch it from than the Cherrywood Clubhouse. Caribbean raffle trip The Cherrywood Veterans Club is raffling off a three-day Caribbean Cruise for two to the Bahamas on the famous Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Included in the trip, are all port fees; taxes; gratuities and $100 in spending money. Tickets are just $10 for one or three tickets for $20. Get in on this great opportunity for an unforgettable trip and help the Veterans Club charities as well. Tickets are available from any Veterans Club member or from Geri at the office. May I express my sincere Thank You to all of you for your kind words of support and encouragement. Please note a change in my email address: urperssec@yahoo.com I look forward to hearing from you with your story ideas for our great Cherrywood Community. Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com RELIGION Maranatha Baptist ChurchBeginning 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 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 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 352-3470154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next 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. Classes for Spanish as a second language continue to be offered every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. Distribution of ashes will take place during Masses to be celebrated at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. as well as at the Prayer Service to be held at noon. Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday during Lent at 8:30 a.m. in English and at 7 p.m. in Spanish beginning Feb. 24.Christs Church of Marion County Saturday, Feb. 4: Mens Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10: Forever Young Group All Church Valentine Dinner, 6 p.m. Catered dinner; $7 per person. Activities and Bunko. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.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 AloneAgain. 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 3528544509 ext 221. First Congregational United Church of ChristAsh Wednesday service at First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 6 p.m. on Feb. 22. The church is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Call 352-237-3035 for more information. Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold Shabbat evening services on Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, building 300 in Ocala. In keeping with the Jewish Reconstructionists Movement of joyous song and worship, Congregation Beth Israel has appointed Sally Smith-Adams as accompanist for the liberal congregation. Ms. Smith-Adams is an accomplished keyboard and piano player and has accompanied such greats as the Zim brothers and other performers and cantors at Jewish resorts in the New York Catskills. Her lively style and appreciation of Jewish liturgical music make for a meaningful worship experience. Sonia Peterson and Judi Siegal will be leading the service and all are welcome to experience the warmth and joy of Reconstructionist worship. Debt limit disapprovalVote Rejected (44-52, 4 Not Voting) The Senate rejected this House resolution to block a $1.2 trillion increase in the $15.2 trillion debt ceiling. The increase automatically took effect on January 27, 2012. Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson voted NO Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted YESUltralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention ActVote Passed (408-0, 25 Not Voting) The House passed this bill to change the definition of ultralight aircraft in the anti-smuggling statute in order to increase penalties for using them to smuggle drugs. The Senate cleared the measure for the president the next day by unanimous consent. It was the last bill sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords before her resignation from Congress. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESFrom MegaVote Compiled by Alan Gold. HOW THEY VOTED Moose Lodge ActivitiesFriday, Feb. 3: Shrimp/Fish, baked or fried beginning at 5 p.m., Ken Edgar performs karaoke afterward. Saturday, Feb. 4: Show me the Money at 2 p.m., Queen of Hearts at 5 p.m., Chicken Cordon Bleu dinner followed by a Old Bag (handbags) auction. Sunday, Feb. 5: Super bowl Pig Roast Party starting at 1 p.m. (no breakfast). Monday, Feb. 6: Shuffleboard at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7: Meat loaf Dinner followed by karaoke and dance music. Wednesday, Feb. 8: Public Bingo starts at 12:30 p.m., lunch available. Thursday, Feb. 9: Cards at 1 p.m., Spaghetti 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. (all you can eat) shuffleboard at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10: Shrimp/Fish, baked or fried beginning at 5 p.m. David Baldwin performs. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 0 0 0 A G 3 C 9085 S.W. Highway 200 Ocala, FL 34481 (across from Oak Run) SELF STORAGE A/C and Non-A/C units 24/7 electronic gate access 24 hour video surveillance RV & boat storage 50% Off First 2 Months Must present coupon. Not valid w/any other offer. 352-629-7160 www.ocalastoragedepot.com Family Owned and Operated! 0009RZK 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. 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Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in F ebruary is definitely heart month. The stores are filled with the little puffed, stuffed beauties in shades of pink and red, not to mention the luscious confections all dressed up to look like roses, kissing lips or hearts of love. And yep, there are those cuddly stuffed toys too, all in an attempt to win your lovers affection. Love is definitely in the air and while in modern times we tend to commercialize it, the Bible certainly has much to say on the topic. I guess you can say it all started with Eve. Actually, poor Adam didnt have any choice in the matter since he was asleep while his partner was being created. It really wasnt until the first couple ate from the Tree of Knowledge that they realized their sexuality. And I just love the way the Bible says how Adam knew his wife and conceived Cain and later Abel. Maybe if we would spend more time learning to know our spouses, we would have fewer divorces. Later on in Genesis, we meet Abraham and Sarah, the first Jewish couple. Lots of love there. Abraham as the first patriarch is the epitome of hospitality, while Sarah protects her son Isaacs interests for future leadership of the nascent Jewish nation by expelling Hagar and Ishmael out into the wilderness. Sarah is faithful and loving to her husband and is often citied as a Jewish womans role model. Abraham sends his steward, Eliezer to find a wife for Isaac. He meets Rebecca at the local well. In a later story in Exodus, Moses meets his Zipporah, also at a well. It may be deduced here that today as in ancient days, men meet eligible women at local watering holes! Sometimes winning the woman of your dreams takes a lot of work. Jacob works seven years for his uncle Laban before he can marry Rachel. Imagine his surprise when he discovers he has been tricked and has married the myopic older sister, Leah. To win Rachel, he must labor another seven years. To this day, Jewish brides are veiled as they walk down the aisle, just like they were in Jacobs day. Unlike Jacob whose bride had her face covered, todays Jewish bridegroom is fully aware of whom he is marrying! The next famous lovers in the Bible are the stuff that Hollywood loves. In fact movies have been made of their amorous adventures albeit grossly inaccurate and corny by todays standards. However, the original stories are juicy tales. Take Samson and Delilah, for example. Here we have Israels strong man brought to his knees over a haircut! I just love that one! Oh, he resists several times when Delilah pleads with him to share the secret of his great strength, but men will be men and eventually even Samson cannot resist the feminine wiles of Delilah. Of course when he admits that he is a Nazarite, forbidden to shave his hair, his doom is sealed as Delilah shears his locks, betraying him to his enemies, the Philistines. I liked it better when he slew his enemies with the jawbone of an ass. Enter David and Bathsheba. Now, here is a love story ripped from todays headlines: Leader of great nation has an extramarital affair. Does that sound familiar? Only in the Biblical version, David, the beloved king of Israel is chastised for his behavior by the prophet Nathan. In a story worthy of the Lifetime Movie Network, David gets Bathsheba pregnant and connives to have her husband, Uriah, sent to the front line of battle so he will be killed and David can marry Bathsheba. In the true moral style of the Hebrew Bible, Davids sin is punished when their child dies. Not even the Israelite kings were above the law. Maybe todays leaders should look closely at this story. While I have taken a rather humorous view of some of the Bibles famous couples, I would like mention that the concept of love is a recurring theme in the Jewish Bible. The very watchword of the Hebrew faith commands us to love God with all our heart and soul and breath. As we are to love God, God also loves the people that are Gods creations. Jewish tradition teaches us that God is a loving parent who guides us and protects us The story of love in the Hebrew Bible J UDI S JOURNAL J S Judi Siegal and when the Jewish nation accepted the Torah at the foot of Mt. Sinai, they took on all the responsibilities of leading a moral and ethical life by following the laws in the Torah. Every time a Jew prays the Shema prayer, he/she acknowledges Gods love. This act of devotion done upon rising and before going to bed, is a beautiful expression of love. May we carry Gods message of love to all people so that we may bring about peace. That is my heartfelt wish. Judi is a former teacher and Jewish educator. She lives in Sun Valley with her husband, Phil. Lenten Series on Civil DiscourseCivil Discourse is the topic for this years Lenten Series at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Ocala, Florida. Beginning on Feb. 29, at noon and running for the following four Wednesdays, the churchs pastor, Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr. will lead and facilitate the series regarding how to engage in and enhance civil discourse. In addition to identifying specific methods, protocols, and procedures for engaging in civil discourse, each session will include an opportunity to address a topic of current public interest, such as political debate, interfaith dialogue, religious pluralism, sexual orientation, abortion, etc. Dr. McSwain states, When the Diaconate of our church met to discuss possible topics for this years Lenten Series, all in attendance agreed that this topic is of paramount importance not only to the spiritual welfare of our community of faith but also to the orderly and civil conduct of the community and society of which our church is a part. We contend that derogative criticism of uncivil discourse does little to foster regard for the integrity of all people, so we are determined to provide for public discourse a more hospitable environment. Dr. McSwain serves on the board of The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County, which is proud to endorse this important community outreach. All are welcome to attend. A light soup lunch will be served following the program. First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200, approximately four miles southwest of Interstate 75, and about two miles toward Ocala from On Top of the World. For more information call 352-615-7677. Our website is uccocala.org. Read the classifieds Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tri Care Standard Tri Care For Life Medicare Assignment Network Blue Blue Options BCBS Medicare Advantage Plans On Site: Laboratory X-ray EKG Ultrasound Holter Monitors Pulmonary Function Echocardiogram Stress Test Bone Density C o u n t r y s i d e M e d i c a l Countryside Medical Board Certified Family Practice 873-4458 H RS : M ON -F RI 8:00 A M .5:00 P M 000A79Q Dr. Lee Dr. Mostov 7860 SW 103 RD S T R D B LDG 100, S UITE 101 O CALA FL 34476 COUNTRYSIDEMED COM 000AG6E CERTIFIED MEDICAL SYSTEMS 6225 SW Hwy 200, Ocala Across from Jasmine Square 237-4146 Toll Free 1-877-322-0873 New and Used Auto Lifts installed and serviced 26 years in the mobility industry Satisfaction guaranteed Factory trained sales and service personnel Medicare, insurance & third party billing SCOOTER LIFTS POWER WHEELCHAIR SCOOTER LIFT CHAIR WHEELCHAIR VANS Large Inventory 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. No Technicians, No Opticians, Just You and the Doctor Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available Medicare, United Health Care, BC/BS Providers 000AG4D 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 711190 000A6Q9 U nitarian U niversalists 7633 N. Florida Ave. (Route 41) Citrus Springs N a t u r e C o a s t 465-4225 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 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 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 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 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 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 Run OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000AB58 Rev. Alan Jefferson 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Thursday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Rosary Weekday Groups: Mon, Wed & Fri Noon AA Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP E p i s c o p a l Episcopal C h u r c h Church o f t h e A d v e n t of the Advent 0009WYI adventepiscopal.net 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 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) 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 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 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 000AFBR Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, February 3, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com I am rather old-fashioned in some areas of my life, which I do not intend to upgrade to current standards. I do not believe in changing something unless it really needs to be changed. A crazy phobia is going around these days suggesting that if something is old, it must not be any good and if it is new, it must be good. I think old Solomon was right when he said, there is no new thing under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9 KJV). So, I am never intimidated by some new gizmo or gadget that comes down the line. One of the things I have no intention of upgrading is in the area of giving credit. I believe in giving credit where credit is due. After all, I need all the credit I can get these days. If somebody does something that blesses me, I am beholden to give them their due credit. I am under the opinion that if I give enough people enough credit that one day I just may be able to cash in. This all came to me this past week when I had my visit to the dentist. I make it a rule that once a decade to visit my dentist whether I need to or not. The thing that spurred my visit to the dentist this time was one of my fillings had fallen out. Actually, I am assuming it fell out because where it used to be was a hole in my tooth. Upon pondering the situation to its logical conclusion, I must have eaten my filling. This dental hygienic situation brought me to my latest visit with my dental hygienist. While I was there, I thought I would save time, if not money, and have my teeth cleaned. Every decade I like to have my teeth cleaned. According to my dentists records, the last time I had my teeth cleaned was 13 years ago. So, it is time. Because it was so long since my last visit with the dentist, he insisted on taking pictures of all my teeth. I hope to get copies so I can post it on my Facebook. After all, what would my Facebook be without pictures of teeth? I had forgotten the whole procedure of dental photography. It took an entire hour to photograph all my teeth one at a time. During the sixty minutes of my photography shoot, I had to keep my mouth open. I have never had my mouth open for so long in all my life. After this, I have a new appreciation for women. How they keep their mouth open for so long is one of those mysteries husbands will never be able to unravel. The upshot of my visit with the dentist was I had a clean bill of health regarding my teeth and gums. I must have been doing something right to have such healthy teeth and gums for a person my age. When the dentist said a person my age, I was not sure if he was insulting me or congratulating me for good health. Being the gentleman that I am, I took the latter. I dont know what youre doing, the dentist said cheerfully as I left his office, just keep it up. With that, I left the dentist office. I thought a lot about what he said and I have come to a major conclusion. I like giving credit where credit is due, so I had to think long and hard about whom to credit for my good dental health. Certainly, I could congratulate the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage on her superb dietary work in the kitchen. Without doubt, it pays to eat the right food if you are going to have good health. But I think it goes much further than this. What am I doing to credit such a good dental health report? Then it came to me. Have you ever given serious thought about something for so long, you seem to be getting nowhere, and then all of a sudden, it hits you? I know what I can credit my excellent dental health. Apple Fritters. That is right. The reason I have good teeth and good gums is because of a consistent diet of Apple Fritters. After all, everybody knows the main ingredient of an Apple Fritter is an Apple. There is nothing better for a person than an Apple. Where the Fritter comes in is very simple. The Fritter part of an Apple Fritter is the means by which my body can assimilate the nutritional aspects of the Apple. The Fritter facilitates the good parts of the Apple to every part of my body. Therefore, with a deep sense of humility and gratefulness, I credit my dental health to the regular consumption of Apple Fritters. A friend of mine recently suggested that I might be addicted to Apple Fritters, but I kindly remonstrated him by explaining I am addicted to good dental health. My spiritual health is a different matter. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever. Amen (Jude 1:24-25 KJV). God gets all the credit in my life for my spiritual health now and forever. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church web site is www.whatafellowship.com. Giving some credit where credit is due O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Lots of mixed signals can create an unreliable situation in which to make decisions. Best advice: Hold off on making any commitments until youre sure you know whats going on. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An apparently friendly offer comes with some strings attached. Be careful not to get tied into something you dont really want. Thoroughly examine all your options before making a choice. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) If youre not careful, distractions can interrupt your best efforts. Continue to focus on what you need to do. Youll soon have lots of time to enjoy the rewards of your dedication. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Knowledge replaces suspicion as you begin to learn more about that act of betrayal. On a lighter note, someone close to you might be planning a pleasant surprise. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Control your sometimesoveractive jealousy gene before you find yourself saying or doing something that you could later regret. Best advice: Stop obsessing and move on. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Its a good time to loosen up and do something wonderful and exciting before your more reserved nature resurfaces. A message brings news of imminent change. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Cheer up. Things begin to improve significantly by mid-February. However, you might still need help to get through the rest of this sometimes-difficult period. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Something you learned last week takes on new meaning as you begin to relate it to another situation in your life. Its best to keep this matter to yourself for now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your energy level is climbing, and so is your selfconfidence. Good for you, because youll need a good dollop of both to tackle an exciting challenge on the way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A family issue might interrupt a career-linked project. Try to give the matter the attention it needs, but be careful not to jeopardize your workplace situation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Some self-doubt shows up this week, causing you to question your ability to handle a new challenge. But you know you can do it, and this is your chance to prove it. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A personal matter requires you to be as clear and forthcoming as possible in order to avoid misunderstandings. A career move is eased with the emergence of new facts. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of reaching people that makes them feel good about themselves. You would be an excellent motivational speaker. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 M any years ago when I was younger, I used to love driving at night when taking long trips. I always felt that you could see what was coming from a greater distance, and usually most of the people on the road were commercial drivers, in those days people who knew how to drive better than most. But I, and everyone else, have to be grateful that I wasnt on the Interstate early Sunday morning in southern Alachua County. I cant imagine driving down the highway, encountering a virtual blackout of smoke, and realizing too late that there was traffic stopped in front of you. By now everyone realizes there were 20 vehicles involved in that wreck and that, at this writing, nine or 10 people died. There were two disturbing news items to come from that crash. First, there is talk that the brush fire in Paynes Prairie that caused all the problems was set by man. There had been no lightning in the area, and, contrary to early reports, there were no controlled burns. It was still to be decided whether it started accidentally or was arson, but either way, the failure to immediately control the blaze resulted in all these fatalities. It is important that investigators use every resource possible to find out who is responsible for that fire. Those people should face appropriate charges. Second, it appears that the road was closed because of the smoke, but reopened later when it appeared to clear. Obviously, that was the wrong decision. The Alachua County sheriff was interviewed on television, and she pointed out how quickly things can change. Unfortunately, the old clich Discretion is the better part of valor would have been appropriate in this case. Whoever made the decision to reopen the highway will have to live with that decision forever. Along with the Interstate, other roads had to be closed. U.S. Highway 441 in southern Alachua County was closed, off and on, because of the smoke. This meant diverting traffic, and that had an effect in northern Marion County all weekend. Southbound Interstate traffic was detoured off the highway at Williston Road, then directed on State Road 121 all the way to U.S. Highway 27 in Williston, then back toward Ocala. This put a lot of traffic on the road on U.S. 27 west of I-75. This ripple effect was still being felt Monday morning. In addition, the message being put out by various websites was confusing. One site was saying the highway was open, another was saying one side was open, another was saying it was closed, all at the same time. The best thing to do, and it will be in the future when things like this happen, is to avoid the area altogether. Think of the families of those involved. Possibly the most touching story was that five people from one church decided to come back with a pastor so they could be in Georgia for the next mornings service. However, another pastor didnt want to drive at night, so he and his group stayed behind in Florida to travel on Sunday. He and his group survived. Nearly all those in the other group didnt. Hopefully, the smoke has cleared and the roads can be back to normal. But for the families of those victims, nothing will be normal again. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at editor@smcitizen.com or at 352-854-3986. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. I n recent months Florida has begun to crack down on pill mills medical facilities that obligingly distribute potent prescriptions to patients whether they need them for legitimate purposes or not. Additionally, legislative efforts to convince the governor that a database of those prescribed powerful drugs were ultimately successful. With pharmacists able to identify individuals who are receiving similar prescriptions at more than one pharmacy, a serious bite can be taken out of those who doctor-shop for purposes of abuse or profit. In recent years Floridas reputation as the place for people to come to get prescriptions for heavy-duty narcotics like Oxycontin has been unsurpassed. Be it by air, land or sea, those desiring to make money by legally (barely) obtaining, then selling, the pills have found Florida to be the land of opportunity. Conveniently, purchasers have been able to get their prescriptions, as well as the drugs from the pill-mill outlets. Now, with few exceptions, doctors must allow pharmacies to distribute the drugs vs. the one-stopshopping operations. Grasping the reality of the situation, authorities have stepped up efforts to crack down on the facilities that wantonly provide these drugs, as well as making it harder on those obtaining them for illicit purposes. Local law enforcement officials are confident the efforts will have an impact. Bolstering the initiative is the establishment of the database that identifies when individuals seek to obtain prescription medications from more than one outlet. Unfortunately, abuse of prescription medications has not carried the stigma of certain traditionally illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin. The reality is that the damage to individuals and society as a whole is no different. There are drug dealers, abusers and addicts. Lives become destroyed and families and friends suffer the consequences. There are many, many people who have legitimate uses for these prescribed drugs and with the consent of caring, conscientious physicians they should not be deprived because of the abuses of others. With the crack down on pill mills and the establishment of a database, the deserving should be provided whats medically appropriate while the dealers and recreational users should be out of luck. Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Cracking down on pill mills Questions about fatal I-75 accident Jim Clark Editor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR What have we become?We have become a mass of snarling, angry, uncivil people with little tolerance for or inclination to listen to opposing political views. Far too many of us feign disinterest or the hopelessness of expecting a meaningful response from our government. Name calling (used by those of empty minds) and mud slinging have become normal as the presidential campaign muddles along. Our vast media, far too large with too much capacity, keep fanning the fires of discontent with a constant output of rhetoric. The necessity of filling air time has led to too much garbage being thrown out on the airways all in quest of profit. Consider the vast sums of money that we at least hear about to sway our thinking and harvest our votes. What do these donors expect as a return on their investments? Bribes for favorable legislative actions, tips that can produce great returns that may or all too often harm our citizens more than help? It has been asked, if one can help a friend get rich, doesnt the donor have a right to expect a piece of the action? Flagrant use of insider information of laws about to be passed or stricken to get rich is commonplace. The recent book Throw Them All Out by Peter Schweizer details how many of our congressmen entered Congress with modest means and acquired very sizable fortunes during their terms in office and after retirement. Efforts of the Congress ethical committee to police their membership has not been productive. Occasionally a slap on the wrist of the miscreant is deemed sufficient as an embarrassment to a bad boy. I wasnt even aware you could embarrass a congressman! Don Pixley Ocala Both parties lose supportReducing taxes does not automatically increase revenue for government at any level. This should not be a political issue between the two major parties but rather an economic issue that crosses party lines. Both major parties are losing the support of the people by attacking each other with lies and innuendoes that are harmful to America. We should go back a few years to a time when we were successful as a country with people from both parties working together to pay down the national debt. We only have to go back a dozen years to see the possibility of what could have been a reality with a debt free country able to take care of its own. We could solve our present national problem without raising or lowering anyones taxes to pay down our increasing responsibilities to ourselves and to the rest of the world. Why cant politicians see that when we were most successful as a country and just restore the complete tax structure and rates to the days of the late 1990s to bring our country back to greatness and once again a leader of the free world. It is not to late too save America if we start right now and take politics out of the national picture and just have our leaders use some good common sense. Jerry Segovis OTOW READER OPINIONS INVITED Paternos whole storyIn your Our View column about Joe Paterno, it said a lot but not the whole story. Yes! the icon was an enabler in his mid seventies and those young victims should never be forgotten. That said, he was also a man who gave a lot to the University over 61 years, on and off the field. He and his wife Sue contributed millions to the school and it might be noted making a sizeable contribution after he was fired. He also cared about the education of his players and student body as well, which isnt the case at a lot of other football powerhouses. Former Penn State star and NFL player Jimmy Cefalo pointed that out quite well speaking at his memorial. When his playing time was over in his senior year he decided to take some cupcake courses to finish up. Joe Pa called him into his office and questioned his decision. The old coach wasnt a saint (who is?) but I think like with Harry Truman history will treat him kindly. Bob Cronin Oak Run LETTER TO THE EDITOR Read the classifieds Check out our website www.smcitizen.com L ast week I wrote how I got shanghaied and wound up in Tampa at the Gasparilla Pirate Fest. They didnt release me until it was too late to write this weeks column; but they did allow me one telephone call. I called an acquaintance, recently arrived from England, who I asked to write about Sundays Super Bowl. The opening words of his submission were, I dont know much about sports in the U.S., but I guess the Super Bowl must be about bowlers all trying to score 300. The rest of his writing follows. No strikes Bob and Tony were bagging their balls after a night at the alley. Bob said, Id love to be a professional bowler in the worst way! Tony replied, Quit now. Youre almost there. Later, Bob went back alone to practice his game. While he was there, a man ambled over with a soda and watched him play. Unnerved, Bob threw several gutter balls. Finally, he walked over to the man and said, Listen, only bowlers are allowed on the lane proper. The man replied, I wont tell if you dont. The wife scoresDamn, Scott complained to a friend, one of the guys on my league team just ran off with my wife. Dont worry, said the friend. Youll find someone else. With a 255 average?Bar none Once a year, New Yorks championship bowling team went to Chicago for a national playoff. On the night before the game, Harry, the team leader went to a bar where he struck up a conversation with a man on the stool beside him. The men had a great time and agreed to meet in the same place the night before the next tournament. The year passed, and though Harry didnt expect the man to be at the bar, he went anyway. Much to his delight, the man was sitting there, waiting. I cant believe it, Harry cried, pumping the mans hand. You remembered! You came back! Back? the man said. Who left? Left for an alleyThe young wife weepingly told her friend that her husband had walked out on her after a quarrel. Oh, dont let it upset you. Men often do that sort of thing. Hell be back, assured her friend. No, he wont, wailed the wife. I can tell. He took his bowling ball with him. Spares The man had a splitting headache and went to the bowling alley. His doctor had told him to go and rest someplace where he could hear a pin drop. Two women were returning from their first attempt at bowling. The husband of one, an inveterate golfer, asked with a raised eyebrow: Howd you make out? Well, she said, at least we didnt lose any balls. When bowling, you dont have to join the union to strike. At the annual tournament played in Jacksonville they dont use pins. They use alligators. Youve heard, surely, of the Gator Bowl. Here are some super bowling (not football) stories Stephen walked in the door, so elated he could barely speak. Honey, guess what? I came the closest Ive ever come to bowling a perfect 300 game! Really? she said. Whatd you get? He replied, A seventythree. Getting strikes is like lining up a great date; you need a smooth approach and terrific follow through. If you dont knock all the pins down on the first ball, please spare me the details. Murray walked into the house, dejected. The orthopedist says I cant bowl, he told his wife. Oh, she replied, hes seen you play? Young bowlerBiff and his son walked up to the counter in the bowling shop. Id like a ball for my boy, he said. The clerk looked at the youth. Sorry, he said. We dont do trade-ins. Rushin awayKeith called his bowling partner to withdraw from their Tuesday night bowling league. His partner inquired why after many years would he resign. My wife and I are taking Russian lessons. The only available evening for both of us is Tuesday, Keith told him. Does this have anything to do with the little Russian baby you have just adopted? his partner asked. Yes it most certainly does, Keith replied, We want to do everything right for this child so were learning to speak Russian so when the child starts to talk we will understand what he says. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank 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. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. 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 Tanja Papa, 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 0 0 0 A F B H 000AFBH 000AFV9 PAT & RICH LAUGEN, Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith Friendship Center 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 HOURS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1GOLF CART ACCESSIBLE www.gemgalleriajewelers.com237-2240 for life s special moments Double Heart Pendant 14K White or Yellow Gold $ 99 00 In Red Velvet Box Gem Galleria Gem Galleria Jewelers Jewelers Personal Care Medical Practices, PLLC 6035 SW 54th Street Suite #200, Ocala Airport Road 352-671-1830 personalcaremedicalpractices.org Open Mon. Fri. 9-8 Sat. By Appt. Call Or Go Online For More Information. 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Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, Feb. 18 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. Tuesday, Feb. 21 Shrove Tuesday pancake supperHoly Faith Episcopal Church in Blue Cove, Dunnellon will host a delicious, complete pancake supper on Feb. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. $6 donation. Call the church office at 352-489-2685 for more information. Thursday, Feb. 23 Gospel group to appear A top gospel group, The Chuck Wagon Gang, will perform at Christs Church of Marion County on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. Over 75 years as historys best record selling gospel quartet (over 39 million records sold at one record company alone) you will see an example of a style that has remained consistent thoughout all those years due to advice always followed: Sing the old songs and sing em the way they should be sung. Among familiar favorites you will hear Echoes from the Burning Bush, The Church In The Wildwood and Ill Fly Away. Enjoy an evening of family entertainment and be transported to a time and place where life was a bit simpler and time seemed to move at a slower pace. There is no admission charge; a freewill offering will be received. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.orgSaturday, Feb. 25 Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band will present A Musical Potpourri concert series on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (formerly Forest High School), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include Highlights from CATS, Jericho, More Than You Know, Slippery Gentlemen (featuring the trombone section) and others. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352624-9291 or check out www.kingdomofthesunband.org.International Foods FestivalJoin us for the 18th annual International Foods Festival on Saturday, Feb. 25 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Enrichment Center. Enjoy food specialties from Italy, Germany, Spain, England, Ireland, Sweden, Poland, Jamaica, Greece, Mexico and many more. Generous food samples are priced at $1 and $2. For more information, call the church office at 352-2373035. and the first game is scheduled for Saturday, March 3. All events will occur at Hope Field at Joy Lutheran Church. So get your child registered to learn the skills of the game and an opportunity to experience good sportsmanship. Volunteers are needed to help with coaching, registering the participants and organizing the players. For more information, contact Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-8544509 ext. 223, Fran Johnson at 352-854-4509 ext. 221 or Stephanie Hagins, 352-861-4811. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Rod 200, Ocala. SOCCERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 A Charity Pro-Am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tues., March 13, 2012 at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Start the day with breakfast then select a tee gift at the Nike tent. Participants will warm-up next to pros who will be vying for Ocala Open honors; play golf with the pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbeque and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712 or 352854-2765. Charity Pro-Am golf scheduled Read the classifieds 0 0 0 9 5 U 5 A Common Sense Approach to Health Care 6035 SW 54th St., Ste. 200 Ocala 352-671-1830 www. 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Thursday, Feb. 16 Air Force Association meetingThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold our monthly meeting on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Jason Teaman, from U. S. Congressman Cliff Stearns staff, will be presenting a program on how high school students apply to the U.S. Military Academies. Everyone is welcome. For information call Mike Emig 352-854-8328. 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 352873-3631. 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.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.Arts, crafts at Queen of PeaceThe Council of Catholic Women of Queen of Peace Church will sponsor an Art and Craft Show in the Parish Hall, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Be sure to mark your calendars, you wont want to miss the work of these local talented Artists and Crafters. Hot dog lunch will be available to purchase. Scandinavian Club of Marion County: The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Feb. 18. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Roast Beef Au Jus, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Bob Maas and his accordion. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 15th of February. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson at 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen at 352 347-8362. Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T he February Communicator is out and you should have received your Marion Landing Senior Games packet. From bunko to bowling, tennis to bridge, theres a variety of events that will take place from April 9 through 21, culminating in the Breakfast of Champions on Saturday, April 28, at 8 a.m. The Senior Games are open to all residents, and there are 40 events that you can participate in. Of the 40 events, 26 are eligible for the coveted Ed Morgan Fitness Award. This year, two new games have been added to the roster: Quoits and Ladder Golf. Quoits is a game in which flat rings of iron are pitched at a stake, with points awarded for encircling it. In Ladder Golf, you toss a bola (two weights on the ends of a piece of rope) toward a short ladder. Each rung of the ladder has a point value, and each bola left hanging on a rung at the end of a round scores that many points. To register for the Senior Games, please fill out the entry form enclosed in your packet and return it, with your entry fee of $10 per participant, at one of the February Tuesday Socials or to the Activities Office during regular office hours. You may sign up for as many or as few events as you wish. Organizing the event are committee members Howard Shay (chair), Ed DeMauex, Gordon Herrick, Charlie and Stephanie Leagra, Sandy Olmstead, Lorraine Rusch, Bob and Donna Smith, Fran Szutar, Pat Verbanatz, and Ken and Mary Jane Walsh. Good luck, be careful and let the games begin! Quilters hold benefit driveThe Marion Landing Quilters have often donated hand-made quilts to the local Sheriffs office to help comfort children who are found in stressful domestic situations. This year we are sponsoring a community-wide project to collect soft and cuddly toys and childrens quilts to benefit Marion County Childrens Alliance, announced Eddie Mock. The toys can be purchased or hand made, and we would appreciate any donations be brought to the Tuesday Social on April 3, the first Social of the month, or dropped off in the Activities Office. The Marion County Childrens Alliance is a non-profit organization and was formed in 2000 to insure that all of the children of Marion County received appropriate care Senior Games packets are available; sign up for April events M ARION LANDING D B Diane Bress PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSAbby Litchert, second from left, explains the fundamentals of Quoits to Joan Buzzek, Lorraine DeMauex and Ed DeMauex. and attention. A stuffed animal or quilt can offer comfort to a child while a serious family situation is resolved. Dot Abril, Mary Jo Eggers, Carol Mock, Eddie Mock and Fran Szutar are the Marion Landing Quilters. Please join them in this fine effort to help the children of Marion County.Valentines danceThere are still tickets available for the Valentines Dance. This years dance, organized by Sheldon Blumenthal and Dorothy Ott, is being held on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7 to 10 p.m. Sheldon promises wonderful live music by Tomaura, a terrific husband and wife team, Tom and Maura Healy, who will play a diverse selection of music ranging from swing, foxtrot and waltz, to country line dance, disco and rock for your dancing and listening enjoyment. Tickets are only $5 each and will be sold at this Tuesdays Social, in the Activities Office during normal ticket sale hours and at the door. So please plan to attend next Saturday youre in store for a very enjoyable evening spent with your loved one, friends and neighbors. Iris card making class A second class in card making using the Iris paper folding method will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 10:30 a.m. in the Craft Room. Visiting instructor Irene Harris will be back to teach two new designs. Learn how to turn geometric shapes and lines into artwork creating a collage of several colors that almost resemble a twisting tunnel. After you create the collage, a sheet of paper is placed over the colorful artwork with a shape cut out and you are left with the basis for your beautiful greeting card. New students as well as those who participated in the January class are welcome. The class was a lot of fun, said Gloria Wilberg. Im looking forward to taking the class in February. The cost is $10 and includes all supplies. Please sign up on the sheet behind the flyer hanging on the Activity Wall.AARP Driver Safety ClassTune up your driving skills, learn defensive driving techniques and update your knowledge of the rules of the road at the next AARP driver refresher course led by Marion Landing resident Warren Smith, certified AARP driver safety instructor. The next class will be held on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23 and 24, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center. The class is offered in two, 3-hour sessions, and you must attend both sessions to receive a certificate, which may qualify you for an automobile insurance discount. The cost for the class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-AARP members. Class size is limited, so please check the sign-up sheet in the lobby of the Lifestyle Center and find out if there are still seats available. Travel newsIf you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 352-237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Check with Pat Verbanatz to find out if there are any seats left for the eastern Caribbean cruise from Mar. 16-25 aboard the Navigator of the Seas. For cruise details, please refer to the flyer posted on the Travel Board or call the Activities Office. Only two seats are left on the bus to Bright House Field to see the Phillies vs. the Red Sox on March 26. Transportation, premium seats and bus driver tip are included for $59. Travel to Clearwater on Saturday, April 21, to Ed Fletchers Early Bird Dinner Theater to see Separate Beds, a heartfelt comedy in which two couples navigate through their relationships while on a Caribbean cruise. 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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. Saturday, Feb. 11 Methodist men serve breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. look for the signs. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Mega book sale A mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue, featuring used books, CDs, videos and crafts, will be Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Winn Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. For information, call 352-291-1962. 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 352-2374633. Sunday, Feb. 12 Couples invited to renew vows The Church of Advent is hosting a special marriage vow renewal service on Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. A Valentine Potluck Supper will follow. Drinks and desserts will be provided. For more information call Lesley Mack, 352-465-8871. The Church of the Advent is located at 11251 S.W. County Road 484, Dunnellon.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, February 3, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com fet, all tax and gratuities. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more information. Plan ahead and make your reservation for the popular Nashville show trip from May 6-12. This 7 day/6 night spring trip includes a guided tour of Nashville, ride on the Delta Flatboats inside the Opryland Hotel, and an evening at the Grand Ole Opry. You will also visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, have dinner and enjoy a show at the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre, tour beautiful Belle Meade Plantations, visit Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store, and ride the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway in Chattanooga. There will also be time to explore on your own. A deposit of $75 is due upon signing. Single occupancy is additional, and travel insurance of $45 per person is recommended. For more information, please see the flyer posted on the Travel Board. Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 Members of the Marion County MultiAgency Wildland Task Force will meet for the second time this year to continue planning for the 2012 wildfire season. The meeting will be Monday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. at Marion County Fire Rescue Headquarters, 2631 S.E. Third St., Ocala. The Task Force is composed of representatives from Marion County Fire Rescue, Florida Forest Service, United States Forest Service, Dunnellon Fire Rescue, Ocala Fire Rescue, Marion County Emergency Management, Marion County Parks and Recreation, Florida State Parks, St. Johns Water Land Management and private land management groups. At the first meeting on Jan. 10, Marion Countys extremely dry conditions were of concern. As such, task force members have encouraged local residents to postpone backyard burning, if possible, and exercise caution with outdoor activities that could lead to wildfires. The group will continue to meet on a regular basis to discuss operational and response levels, as well as educational opportunities. 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Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, February 3, 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 Community calendar 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, 352-291-2600. 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. An afternoon at Capones Join members from First Congregation United Church of Christ on Saturday, Feb. 4 for lunch and show at Capones of Kissimmee. Price includes bus transportation, buffet lunch, gratuities, and a Broadway style song, dance and comedy revue, set in 1930s Chicago. Cost is $60 per person, $45 for children under 12. For more information and tickets, 352-873-3377. Willie Nelson at Circle SquareMusic icon and winner of 25 Grammy, CMA and American Music Awards Willie Nelson comes to the Circle Square Cultural Center! Willies popular hits such as Mama Dont Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, On The Road Again, Always On My Mind and many more classics are ageless songs that span generations. With his brilliant 6 decade career that speaks volumes of his musics relevance and performance power, the 75 year old Willie Nelson continues to sell out venues all over the world! Dont miss the legendary Willie Nelson live in concert on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, located at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information on the 2012 entertainment line-up including times, dates and tickets, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.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. Super Bowl Pig Roast at the MooseCelebrate the biggest game of the year early beginning at 1 p.m. Served will be fresh hog or chicken with all the trimmings at a great price. Members and signed in qualified guests only.Monday, Feb. 6 Democrats to hear Sizemore Mike Sizemore, former chairman of the Marion County Democratic Party, will be guest speaker when the Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) of Marion County holds its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. The retired railroad executive and community activist will highlight the manner in which the DEC can best help local candidates with their campaigns when he describes the important role the DEC can play in helping them achieve public office. State Committeewoman Joyce Blake and others will also discuss planning for a series of get-out-the-vote and fundraising events. All registered Democrats are always welcome at the monthly meetings which now take place on the first Monday of each month at the DEC headquarters, 3391 E. Silver Springs Blvd. For more information, please e-mail info@mariondems.org or telephone 352-402-9494. Wednesday, Feb. 8 Moose Bingo open to the public Each week in February beginning at 12:45 p.m. bingo is played with opportunities to win big. Try your luck while supporting the Lodge and its charitable endeavors. Everyone is welcome with a variety of lunch selections available. We are located at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance to Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2000. Marions Most Wanted Monnie Adams 51, Felony violation of probation uttering forged bills and grand theft. Ashley H ardin 28, Felony violation of probation grand theft. Michael Ligin 56, Felony warrant count 1 burglary of a dwelling; count 2 petit theft; Felony warrant count 1 burglary of dwelling; count 2 grand theft. Michael Roberts 21, Felony violation of probation count 1 burglary of dwelling while armed; count 2 dealing in stolen property; dealing in stolen property carrying a concealed firearm. Z aquel Salmon 18, Felony bench warrant failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 burglary of dwelling; count 2 grand theft; Felony bench warrant failure to appear pre-trial conference count 1 grand theft. Lauryn Young 22, Felony violation of probation count 1 burglary of conveyance. T he air conditioning thefts that seem to be in vogue nowadays hit the southwest area recently. A man who purchased a home on 116th Place found, when he arrived the day after closing, that the airconditioning unit was gone. Copper lines and power lines had been cut. The missing unit is valued at $4,500. Two residents of Stone Creek were arrested recently after an incident in their neighborhood. Howard Gluck, 79, faces charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, grand theft and resisting arrest. Brenda R. Gluck, 68, was accused of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting without violence and disorderly conduct. According to the report from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, a deputy responded in response to a theft. The victim said some plants were stolen from a house under construction, and he suspected the Glucks, because he had a problem in the past with stolen sod. When the deputy went to the Gluck residence, he said they were upset and denied any wrongdoing. They advised they had bought the plants at a local store. The deputy went back to the site of the incident and Brenda Gluck followed, demanding that the deputy remove his car from her driveway. Branda Gluck came to the incident location and refused to leave the location. After a couple of warnings, the deputy arrested her and attempted to handcuff her. She resisted, and hit the deputy on the arm and chest, according to the report. As the deputy attempted to place Brenda Gluck in his car, Howard Gluck came and started yelling at the deputy. He refused to back away and according to the report hit the deputy on the chest. The deputy got Brenda Gluck into his car, but Howard Gluck attempted to let her out by opening the door. He was then placed under arrest, and a backup deputy arrived and handcuffed him. A man listed as being a transient was accused of lewd and lascivious conduct. According to the report, James Raymond Hallin, 58, improperly touched an 8-year-old girl. New homeowner finds air conditioner missing C OP SHOP LEND A HAND The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Marion County sponsored by the College of Central Florida is seeking volunteers in new program opportunities as follows: Reading Readiness V olunteers Volunteers that can give 1-2 hours per week in a head-start early learning center are needed to help 4-yearolds become ready to read. A dramatic reading voice is helpful however training in this area will be provided. Volunteers will be reading simplistic picture books multiple times in a way that helps students develop emergent literacy skills and encouraging students to participate in the reading experience. Background screenings will be provided at no cost to the volunteer. Li v ing Green V olunteers Volunteers who are committed to a sustainable green environment and who are willing to teach others the importance utilizing simple techniques for living green and sustaining natural resources are needed for a speakers bureau or team to present educational materials in public venues and small group discussions. Training by environmental professionals will be provided. Life / Resource Coaches Volunteers with hearts of compassion are needed to work with a local church program and local emergency services program serving to help homeless individuals and families achieve permanent housing and economic security. Empathetic, creative, problem solving individuals are needed to provide guidance is job search, budgeting, transportation, and securing housing. Training and background screenings will be provided at no cost to the volunteer. V et to -V et Mentors Veterans (men and women) are needed to assist with coordination of educational seminars and resource referrals for veterans. Seminars topics include all phases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, VA benefits, personal financial planning and mentoring veterans in job preparedness classes. Training will be provided. 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Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Todays New Ads AUCTION! 9.68 AC. IN OXFORD! Thurs, 2/9 @ 11am. All Proceeds Benefit Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches! www.flarealestateauctions.com. Online & absentee bidding available. AB1705AU2272. Call Greg Lord of Homes to Ranches Realty at (352) 266-6180. We offer daily, weekly, & monthly services based on your needs. Bank reconciliation, Accounts receivable/payable, bookkeeping clean up, income statement, balance sheet, custom reports, pickup & delivery available My Office Bookkeeping 352-489-8698 Medical Residential SA T ech Pool The Centers is seeking Residential Substance Abuse Techs -Pool (as needed) for our Citrus County Adolescent Residential program in Lecanto, FL. Duties focus on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse, a 12-Step recovery process, assisting the professional staff in the assurance of quality client care & transporting clients. Exp with troubled adolescents reqd. Must be available for shift work & weekends. Background screenings reqd. Salary $9.25-$9.75/hr plus 10% shift diff for 2nd/3rd shifts. DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify.Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters. us Trades/ Skills Drivers Wanted: Class A-CDL w/hazmat. Company & O/Os Lots of Freight to move!! CAll 877-893-9645 IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Driver-clean CDL roll/off & compactor experience a must *pay DOE *benefits. Fuel Island Attendant clean DL or CDL *40 hrs week(12 noon to ?) *Service writing experience with truck experience a must. outside work top pay* benefits. Customer Service Rep. High energy office must have superior computer skills, great phone skills previous experience as CSR *benefits. Apply In Person Only at 711 S. Adolph PT. Lecanto, Fl. Welder/fabricatorMust have 5 yrs experience working with old and new materials* *dumpster repairs** plazma cutters** mig and stic welder* bring references, apply in person only at 711 S. Adolph Pt Lecanto, Fl Trades/ Skills JOB F AIR February 8th 10AM -2PMCANDLER HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER 8143 SW 90th T err Rd. POSITIONS INCLUDE: CABLE INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER WAIT STAFF & BARTENDERS COOKS TICKET AGENT GROUNDS MAINTENANCE LICENSED SPRAY TECHNICIAN Come find your place in the World!DFWP/EOE JOB F AIR February 8th 10AM -2PMCANDLER HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER 8143 SW 90th T err Rd. POSITIONS INCLUDE: CABLE INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER WAIT STAFF & BARTENDERS COOKS TICKET AGENT GROUNDS MAINTENANCE LICENSED SPRAY TECHNICIAN Come find your place in the World!DFWP/EOE General Help *CALL NOW* Looking to fill immediate positions in the CUSTOMER RELA TIONS DEP AR TMENT Training, 401(k), Medical. No Exp. Necessary. call Michelle 352-436-4460 Schools/ Instruction NEED A NEW CAREER? 2 W eek Courses! NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475. EKG $475. ALF ADMINISTRATOR $300. taylor college.edu (352) 245-4119 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Auctions 2 AUCTIONS THURS. FEB. 2 OUTSIDE AUCTION 3PM Auction. Bowling lawn tractor, furn., tools, concrete yard art, recliners. Row after Row of Treasures!!! SUN. FEB. 5 Antique & Collectible Prev:10am Auction:1pm 1971 Comet, Baldwin Parlor Player Grand, Weber Rol Player Parlor Grand, collection of clocks, art, antique glass, estate jewelry, Farari collect., Antique furn. from Oak to Mid Century. Watch the website. Worth the trip! DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc Garage/ Yard Sales OCALA Moving Sale Feb. 3-4 9am-3pm Sofa, Dinette Set, End Tables, File Cabinets, LOTS MORE CASH ONLY 8638 SW 63rd Court General A-1 BUYER! Old Costume Jewelry, Items of Value, Antiques, Fishing Mens Watches, Guns352-344-3809 Wanted to Buy WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyAr ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Pets DOG Kebo is a 1 year old Bulldog Mix. He weighs 50 lbs. He loves to play fetch and is friendly. He is neutered, has all shots, and is micro-chipped. He is looking for a forever home. Call 352-746-8400 Sale or Rent LECANTO 55+ FOR RENT OR SALE 1/1, Furnished $525. 2/2 Furnished $550. 352-287-9175, 746-1189 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 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 Sumter County Land AUCTION! 9.68 AC. IN OXFORD! Thurs, 2/9 @ 11am. All Proceeds Benefit Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches! www.flarealestateauctions.com. Online & absentee bidding available. AB1705AU2272. Call Greg Lord of Homes to Ranches Realty at (352) 266-6180. Recreation Vehicles Infinity 99 M/Home by 4 Winds, 35 Triton V-10 gas, 44K mis. front rear a/c, Onan Gen. back up camera, leveling jacks, TV, fully equipped incl tow bars & hitch + brks buddy, assisted for tow vech. all manuals for coach & appls. NON Smoker incls hoses, sewer & electric hook-ups, 7 new NEW Goodyear tires, See at Oak Bend Village Route 40 W. Dunnellon call for tour (352) 465-6335 Was $22,500 Now $19,750 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond or not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Cars We BUY Cars, Trucks Vans & SUVs, lic/Ins hogstenautosales .com (352) 867-9057 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS Feb. 5, 2012 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 Computers COMPUTER TRAINING Private lessons. $50/hr. Patrick Killian 425-7935 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 Steve Zrowka 000ADT9 Pressure Cleaning Lees Pressure Washing Quality work at low prices! 352-489-6786 J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry 000AGI9 A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax Harbour View Elementary School Student Stephen Flanner, 8, was recognized by Marion County Fire Rescue on Jan. 24 for the bravery and composure he showed during an emergency on Sept. 17. When his mother, Kristin Metcalf, began having a severe asthma attack she asked Stephen to run across the street to his grandmothers house for help. In the meantime Kristin lost conciousness, and when Stepehn couldnt locate his grandmother he called 911. Stephen, who was 7 years old at the time, calmly provided dispatchers with the necessary information and then watched after his 2-year-old sister until rescuers arrived seven minutes later. He did outstanding. He did better than most adults do during an emergency situation, MCFR Firefighter/Paramedic Brent Murray said during Tuesdays recognition event. To honor Stephen for a job well done, MCFR invited him, his mother and his sister to meet their rescuers and to take a tour of Spruce Creek Station 30, 7900 S.E. 135th St., Summerfield. During their visit, Stephen was presented with a goody bag, had the chance to climb aboard engine and rescue vehicles and took a tour of the station. Crew members from South Forest Station 6, who also responded to Stephens emergecy call, were also present. During the event, Metcalf credited public education efforts and Stephens previous teacher for providing students instruction on what to do during an emergency situation. Each year, Marion County Fire Rescue makes it a priority to visit all public elementary schools within the county during Octobers Fire Prevention Month campaign, which teaches children how to communicate with operators during a 911 emergency and the importance of having a family safety evacuation plan. Boy honored for helping to save mother PHOTOS BY MARION COUNTY FIRE RESCUEKristin Metcalf hugs her son as they share their story with Marion County Firefighters at Spruce Creek Station 30 on Jan. 24. Harbour View Elementary School student Stephen Flanner, 8, poses against Marion County Fire Rescue Engine 30 during a tour of Spruce Creek Station 30 on Jan. 24. Stephen was recognized by firefighters who responded to his 911 call on Sept. 17. Stephen was honored for his bravery and composure during an emergency situation in which his mother lost consciousness. Have A Heart for Companion Animals, Inc. has planned a For The Love of Animals Gala. Its a fundraising event featuring The Johnny Mello Show and Adult Magic Demonstrations by Magic Mark, Beasley, a high-energy interactive magician. The show will be held Saturday night, Feb. 11, from 7 until 10 p.m. in the Silver Springs Shores Community Center, located at 590 Silver Road, Silver Springs Shores. The gala will begin with 20 minutes of magical demonstrations and continue with Doo Wop, Rock-n-Roll and Country Music selections from the best of by-gone eras. Its a fast paced round robin sing off of six local singers who will perform 1950s and 1960s style music. Featured performers include: Johnny Mello, Sultry Lady, Doo Wop Momma, David Max Baldwin, Jimbo Killingsworth, Dennis Trimmer and Magic Mark There will be a 50/50 cash drawing, multi prize raffles and over 30 instant door prize winners. Food will be available but is extra. This is also a BYOB event. The gala will benefit Have A Heart For Companion Animals, Inc., the Silver Springs Shores Residents Association, Feisty Acres Cat Rescue and Zen Doggie Rescue. Advance tickets can be obtained from Have A Heart for Companion Animals, Inc ($10 each or two tickets for $15). Ticket holders are asked to bring a bag of dry dog or cat food as a donation for local rescue groups. For further information, tickets or directions, call John Marinelli at 352-687-1776 or visit www.haveaheart.us. For The Love of Animals Gala fundraiser Read the classifieds Spring sale at Ocala WestA spring sale will be held Friday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Ocala West United Methodist Church, Stanfield Hall inside and out, 9330 S.W. 105th St. There will be treasures galore, including household items, electronicsw, furniture, clothing, garden and outdoor items, and a bake sale. Tee Time for TotsCommunity Bank and Trust of Florida is having the 10th annual Tee Time for Tots Golf Tournament on March 3 at Del Webb Spruce Creek. Funds are being raised to benefit the Marion County Homeless Children & Youth program and they need our assistance more than ever. Right here in our own back yard there are over 1,500 school aged homeless children. These statistics are just shocking. All tournament information can be found on the www.teetimefortots.com website, including registration and sponsorship forms. 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Friday, February 3, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com Play our 9 Hole Course-with a cart only $16 00 Get another 9 Holes (on the same day) FREE (L IMITED TO ONE SPECIAL PER DAY E XPIRES 2/15/12) Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon Food, Soft Drinks & Cold Beer Available (352) 489-4566 www.rainbowsendgolfclub.com with this coupon 000AFZS 2 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T he holidays come and go. We vow not to get stressed out as we were at years end. Yet we charge into the New Year with so much on our plate that whatever resolve we intended gets quickly buried amid our to-do lists. Breath is the link between body and mind. If we can simply remember to breathe consciously a tall order for most of us we can actually relieve the built-up stress and lower our blood pressure in the process. The tension in our bodies releases and we feel calmer and less scattered. As we find balance and composure, the mind becomes clearer, bringing us into the present moment, which is miraculous! It takes practice to be present. We seem to be either lost in the past or worrying about the future. The breath brings us into the present and helps us handle life in a more appropriate manner, especially since we are thrown curveballs along the way. Were rarely prepared for the unexpected. There are accidents. We get disappointed: we lose loved ones; pets die, and were immobilized by grief, pain and shock. The stress and tension is overwhelming and our immune systems are greatly compromised. It is at these times we must pause.... and breathe .... and make time to be quiet and reflect without stuffing the void. We have to allow ourselves to feel, to feel deeply, so that the feelings can flow through us and be released. We dont have to suffer. We can choose not to be victims of circumstance and remember that each moment presents a new opportunity for us to respond and act with clarity, dignity and grace. We suffer because of our attachment. Were attached to pleasure, happiness and gain and we shun the opposite side of the coins, which are pain, unhappiness and loss. These worldly concerns are referred to as the terrible twins. Each arrives with its opposite and you cant have one without the other. And so we pause. We take an intentional breath and we smile and feel a sense of inner lightness. We might even laugh, which happens to be a dynamic form of breathing and profoundly boosts the immune system and our mood! Were here on Earth for a relatively short time, so the best we can do is to bring nourishment, healing and joy to ourselves and those we meet along the path. Everything and everyone that touches our life is for our growth and learning but not for our grasping! Freedom comes from letting go, moving lightly through life, seeing the good, savouring the happy times and accepting what is, rather than wanting or expecting it to be anything else. We adapt, adjust and accommodate. We resolve to stay present and mindful with the help of the breath because God is the Breath inside the breath! To paraphrase St. Paul: whatsoever is true, noble, just, pure and lovely, if anything is excellent, think on these things... and the God of Peace shall be with you.Ingrid Crane is a practitioner of Reiki, Thai massage and Yoga. She will be at the Freedom Library on Feb. 4 and 11 at 10:15 a.m. for Gentle Chair Yoga, especially beneficial for people with limited mobility. She can be reached at 352854-7950. Breath is link between body, mind C RANE S CORNER I C Ingrid Crane BY PETER MUSELLA Big Sun ChorusAttention Dan Cupid. Ahh, Spring is in the air, the time when a young mans fancy turns to ... well, you know the rest. The Big Sun Chorus of Ocala is pleased to announce that our quartets are ready and waiting to serenade lovers of all ages on two days, Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 14. Quartets will perform Singing Valentines (two love songs) to that someone special. And each recipient will be presented with a long stem rose, along with a personalized Valentine message, all for $35. To schedule a time and date, call 352-804-7464 to make the arrangements. Believe me, youll be a hero. Profits are used to assist local high school vocal music students. More information will come on the March 25 concert, Moments to Remember. Send a Valentines song Some of the Big Sun Chorus singers. Certified Service 000AF9B SULLIVAN SULLIVAN FACTORY TRAINED TECHNICIANS 4000 SW College Rd. OCALA 352-620-0008 4040 SW College Rd. OCALA 352-732-4700 SULLIVAN BUICK-GMC SULLIVAN CADILLAC FREE CAR WASH w/any service 10% OFF CABIN FILTERS FREE TIRE ROTATION w/any oil change Local competitors ad/written estimate or Internet quote, including freight charges, for identical tire(s) required during guarantee period for price match. Must present ad at time of write up. Offer valid at participating dealers through 2/29/12 $ 169 95 Transmission Flush Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 $ 70 00 Up To OFF One Service Or Repair $ 50$ 99 . . . . . . . . . $ 10 Off $ 100$ 199 . . . . . . $ 15 Off $ 200$ 299 . . . . . . $ 30 Off $ 300$ 399 . . . . . . $ 40 Off $ 400$ 499 . . . . . . $ 70 Off Fuel Injector Service Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 $ 109 95 REG. $ 139 95 FUEL SAVING! Oil Change & Filter $ 19 95 Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/20/12 Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon t time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 Synthetic Oil Change $ 59 95 Our Gift To You Free Tire Rotation With Oil Change Front Wiper Blades GOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 13.98 PAIR BETTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 28.77 PAIR BEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 48.88 PAIR FREE INSTALLATION! Must present coupon at time of write up. See advisor for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR WIPERS LATELY? Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000A6WT 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! 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 000AGIJ 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 BY PAT WELLINGTON Special to the Citizen On Dec. 4, my sister Kay Smith and I boarded Holland Americas Nieuw Amsterdam in Fort Lauderdale to sail with the Weekly Standard editorial staff including Editor Bill Kristol, Executive Editor Fred Barnes, senior writer Stephen Hayes and token Democrat Juan Williams, along with pollster Scott Rasmussen. Im a registered Independent and my interest in the cruise was to gauge the mood of conservatives eleven months before the election. The number of those who signed up was impressive and spoke volumes about Republican interest and enthusiasm a staggering 550. Last years Weekly Standard cruise barely rose above 200. I was initially struck by the demographics. Although a majority was clearly retirement age, there was a sizable contingent of younger conservatives still in the work force. Most impressive were the number of very old, very infirm Republicans, many on oxygen and many in wheelchairs, political diehards for whom elections had always been a significant part of their lives. You had to wonder how many of these fragile oldsters would survive until November 2012. The initial session was in a word rousing. Bill Kristol opened with a seamless outline of conservatism from the end of the Cold War to the present. Juan Williams appeared briefly that first night to tumultuous applause. The tearful Democrat thanked the audience in a scene reminiscent of his firing from NPR when Fox offered him a job and friendship. News seemed to spread to non-enrolled passengers about daily excitement on Deck 2 but they were thwarted in attempts to crash the events. We all wore IDs around our necks and vigilant Weekly Standard volunteers manned the doors. The sessions covered a wide range of topics Handicapping the GOP Primaries, Religion and the 2012 Election, The Truth about the News Media, Republicans; Strengths and Weaknesses, and so forth. Each days session ended with the cheer-leading grand promise: Republicans! This is our time! This is our election! We will win! Cruising with the conservatives At left, Pat Wellington with some of those on the cruise. Above, her ID badge which was used to keep out curious fellow passengers. Camellias on display The Pioneer Garden Club had its Camellia Show on Saturday, displaying the bright flowers to dozens of visitors. At left, the best in show was from Tallahassee, while above, this table display greeted visitors. Photos by Jim Clark

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ELECTION BRIEFS VOTE PERCENTAGESAll Florida Romney 46 percent Gingrich 32 percent Santorum 13 percent Paul 7 percentMarion County Romney 46 percent Gingrich 34 percent Santorum 12 percent Paul 6 percent INDEX Cherrywood......................17 Cranes Corner..................27 Judis Journal.....................10 Marion Landing................23 Oak Run...............................13 OTOW...................................16 Out to Pastor........................9 Pun Alley.............................21 Puzzles.................................20 Spruce Creek North`.......12CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 36 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, February 3, 2012 www.smcitizen.com PHOTO COURTESY MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEThe twisted, burned-out wreckage of a Cessna that crashed last week, killing the pilot who was scheduled to become CEO of a local health system, lies in a field on Southwest 38th Street. PHOTO BY JOHNNY WALKERWorkers process the crashed plane for loading onto a truck to go to Gainesville. BY JIM CLARK Editor Last Thursday evening in Macon, Ga., Allen Golson, CEO of Coliseum Health System, spoke at his companys awards banquet. This was to be his final speech as CEO, since he had accepted a position as CEO of Ocala Health Systems, including Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital. At the dinner, he praised his wife for her support and praised health system workers. He received a standing ovation from the crowd of about 200. Friday morning, he and his wife, Carol, boarded his twin-engine six-seat Cessna to fly to Ocala. He told friends they were coming to Ocala to look at some real estate. But as his plane circled to the south end of Ocala International Airport and made its final approach, something went terribly wrong. As it approached 38th Street, the plane, witnesses said, suddenly veered to the left, possibly to avoid hitting the buildings on the north side of the street, and crashlanded in a field, catching fire upon impact. Allen Golson, 55, was killed. His wife, Carol, 52, was pulled from the wreckage by nearby workers and survived. They were the only people on board. The crash site is a short distance south of the airport, just southeast of the Ocala Regioanl Sportsplex, a little over a mile east of West Port High School and just over a mile north-northwest of Fairfield Village and The Centers on 60th Avenue. The Macon Telegraph reported that investigators found that the landing gear was retracted, or in the up position, not down as you would expect from a plane about to land. The paper also said that the investigation showed that Carol was seated near the rear of the plane, not in the cockpit. Golson had been in contact with the tower at OIA, indicating that he was on final approach. According to officials, he gave no indication of any trouble on board. The Golsons had been married for 30 years after meeting at the University of Alabama. They had no children, but other relatives were in Ocala on Saturday to visit the crash site. Carol Golson was released from the hospital on Monday. The wreckage was taken to Gainesville on Saturday Robber hits store at 484 A gunman robbed a clerk at the Chevron convenience store at the corner of County Road 484 and State Road 200 Tuesday morning. It was reported at 10:42 a.m. The man received money from the clerk, then left the scene. Photos show him driving away in a four-door black Honda Civic with a parking decal and a Union Firefighting sticker on the back window. The robber was described as a white male in his early to mid 20s, about 5-foot-6 and weighing about 200. He was dressed in a green jacket with a blue hoodie, wore jeans and glasses. He was believed to be right-handed. The weapon was described as a black semi-automatic. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Bobby Levay at the Marion County Sheriffs Office at 352-427-6790. Hospitals new CEO dies in crash BY PATRICIA A. WOODBURY Special to the Citizen Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is now ready for some spring soccer! They are looking for boys and girls from 4 years to 6th grade to register for this fun and encouraging sports experience. Players may register at the church office on Saturday, Feb. 4, from noon to 5 p.m.; on Monday, Feb. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 8 and 9 from 4 to 6 p.m.; and Friday, Feb. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. The registration fee is $65 per child, which includes a reversible jersey, water bottle, socks, and car magnet. Scholarships are available. All players must have a soccer evaluation, which will occur at the time of registration that helps to promote equal and competitive teams as well as a substitution system. Practice begins Tuesday, Feb. 14 Father Patrick J. ODoherty reads the opening prayer. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKRally for Life Local residents, many from Queen of Peace Catholic Church, took part in a Rally for Life Saturday at Ocala City Hall, listening to speakers and singing hymns. Are you ready for some soccer? PLEASESEESOCCER PAGE3 Iwo Jima remembrance scheduled for TuesdayMarion Woods retirement community, 1661 S.E. 31st St. S.E. in Ocala, invites local veterans and the general public to a remembrance of the Battle of Iwo Jima on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. Iwo Jima, site of the famous flag-raising photo by Joe Rosenthal, was a pivotal one-month battle between the United States and Japan during World War II. February marks the 67th anniversary. Complimentary refreshments will be provided during the remembrance. 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