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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 02-10-2012
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BRIEFS Coalition to meet The State Road 200 Coalition will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, at the Collins Health Resource Center, Building 300, Suite 303, TimberRidge Medical Park, on Southwest 110th Street off State Road 200 in Ocalas at 1 p.m. with refreshments at 12:30. The speaker will be Dr. Willet Boyer of the Marion County Historical Society.Motocyclist killed on State Road 200 A motorcyclist from Beverly Hills died Wednesday in a crash on State Road 200 in Citrus County. According to a preliminary report from the Highway Patrol, David W. Demint, 59, was traveling south (west) on State Road 200 when he approached the intersection with County Road 39, just over the bridge in Citrus County from Marion County. The car, a 2006 Subaru Impreza, was reportedly on CR 39 approaching the intersection. It was driven by Brian T. Miller, 44, of Citrus Springs. The intersection is controlled by a stop sign. NEXT WEEK INDEX Bookmark...........................20 Calendar..................17,19,20 Cherrywood.........................3 Oak Run.................................5 OTOW...................................15 Out to Pastor.....................10 Paws & Claws.....................24 Pun Alley.............................13 Puzzles.................................18 Social Security..................16CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 37 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Pat Gabriel to runPat Gabriel is announcing her candidacy for the District 5 County Commission seat being vacated by Charlie Stone. More details will be available next week. Kiwanis open house The local Kiwanis Club will have an open house on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 8 a.m. at its meeting site, Bank of the Ozarks, hoping to introduce people of the community to the organization. More about this service organization next week. Iwo Jima remembranceAt a ceremony to remember the battle in the Pacific at Iwo Jima in 1945, two local men who were there share their memories next week. Helen Bartholomew, 93, knows the secret to longevity; living life to its fullest. To the amazement of the staff at The Canyons Zip Line and Canopy Tours in Ocala, Helen zipped the entire course including the longest, highest, fastest zip in Florida. As you progress through the course, the zip lines get even bigger, longer and faster and we expected that she would want to stop. We were very wrong! stated Traci Walker, the companys president. Helen was accompanied on the tour by her daughter, Dr. Carol Bartholomew of Physicians Health Center in Ocala, who previously tried the zip line, and family friends Dana and Dan Sauro. Dr. Carol, as she is affectionately known in the community, stated that, She was determined to do it and there was no talking her out of it. After several practice runs at the facilities ground school, her guides felt she was ready to go. After the first zip, there was no stopping her. She is very light so she needed a little assistance on some of the slower zips, said Kyle Depuy, the lead guide on the tour but she did really great. She is an inspiration to us all, to accomplish such a feat at 93 is nothing short of incredible said Walker. The Canyons Zip Line and Canopy Tours course includes nine zip lines, two rope bridges and ends with a rappel. Since opening their doors in November, the zip line is already rated No. 1 on Trip Advisor and will soon offer night zips by moonlight. The zip line is located at 8045 N.W. Gainesville Road in Ocala and reservations can be made online (www.ZipTheCanyons.com) or by calling 352-351-9477. On the car ride home Helen was asked what she liked best about the day and Helen replied I overcame courage after courage. Zipping along at age 93 Helen Bartholomew, 93 (inset), uses the Zip Line in northern Marion County. BY JIM CLARK Editor It may have been Super Bowl Sunday, but for those gathered at Veterans Memorial Park on the afternoon of Feb. 5, something far more important to them was being remembered. There was a Four Chaplains ceremony that attracted a small crowd to a corner of the park near the plaque honoring the four men of God who sacrificed so much during an attack on a ship in World War II. The four men saved many sailors whose ship had been torpedoed by the Germans. The ship didnt have a chance, going down in a very short time. The crowd heard Chaplain Capt. Gary R. Politt, U.S. Navy Retired, of Jacksonville, tell them about the men who sacrificed their own safety and stayed to help others as the ship was going down. There is also testimony that they gave up their life jackets to others who had none. In addition to the speaker, who was introduced by Chaplain Col. Lamar Hunt, U.S. Navy retired, the crowd heard the playing of Assembly and Taps by Lee Muncaster; the introductions by Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Elden H. Luffman; the invocation by Chaplain Remembering heroes: The Four Chaplains PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThe Four Chaplains were remembered with their photos on a table with a candle in front of each. Ceremony conducted at Veterans Park PLEASESEECHAPLAINS PAGE22 D Clowns from On Top of the World made their monthly visit to TimberRidge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center to help the residents as they work on craft projects with disadvantaged children. The 13 children, their chaperones, and several residents helped each other to place the toasted oats cereal food on strings so hungry birds could easily peck off the oats after the staff hung the strings outside. After the project was done the staff gave everyone some juice and cookies. For more information on D Clowns contact Paula Magen at 352-873-3433. Clowning around at TimberRidge At the far left, Clown Katie White (Goofy) is ready to help the resident and young helper string toasted oats on a string. At the immediate left, CoCo (Nancy Schiff) is tying off the string of toasted oats just made by the young lady.PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPEL ASK ABOUT OUR PEARSON 12 MO./12,000 MILE WARRANTY!!! SHOP NOW!!! AUTOMAXOCALA.COM GET PRE-APPROVED RATES FROM 2.99%* W.A.C. Black Book Online 2011 CHRYSLER 300 $ 25,995 M10198, LIMITED, ALL NEW BODY STYLE 2011 DODGE DAKOTA M009 BIG HORN CREW CAB 2011 DODGE DURANGO M10150 CREW, LEATHER, LOADED 0 0 0 A J A C 000AJAC ***ALL PRICES AND PAYMENTS ARE WITH $0 DOWN, TAX, TAG, AND $395 ADMINISTRATION FEE EXTRA. PAYMENTS ARE FOR 75 MOS. @3.7% W.A.C. PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. HOURS: MON-FRI 9-8 SATURDAY 9-7 SUNDAY 11-6 A MEMBER OF THE PEARSON AUTOMOTIVE GROUP (352) 401-0808 Toll Free 888-877-0808 1918 SW 17th Street Ocala, FL WE WOULD LIKE TO BUY YOUR VEHICLE, CALL OR STOP BY TODAY!!! 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Ocala Civic Theatre announces open auditions for the delightful comedy Squabbles on Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. This hilarious play pits a father-in-law against a mother in a comedic succession of squabbles. Jerry Sloan is a successful writer of advertising jingles married to an equally successful lawyer, Alice. Living with the happy couple is the not so happy Abe Dreyfus, Alices father. Abe is a funny guy to the audience, not so funny to Jerry. The situation is exacerbated when Jerrys mother, Mildred, loses her house in a fire and needs a place to stay. Abe and Mildred cant stand each other. Alice finds out shes pregnant. This play is one hilarious confrontation after another until the heartwarming finale in which the oldsters discover that its never too late to start a new chapter in life. Actors between the ages of 25 and 70 are invited to audition. No experience is required. Parts are available for four men and three women. Please note: Actors will need to be available between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. for rehearsals. Rehearsals begin on Monday, Feb. 20. Performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. matinees on Thursday and Friday, March 29, 30, April 5 and 6 and evening performances on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, April 1, 2, and 3. Auditioneers do not need to prepare material in advance of the audition. Actors will be asked to audition by doing cold readings from the script. Copies of the script are available at the Theatre and may be checked out with a $10 refundable deposit. Newcomers and veterans are welcome to audition. Auditions will be held at Ocala Civic Theatre, located in the Appleton Cultural Center at 4337 E. Silver Springs Boulevard, Friday, February 10, 2012~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 www.smcitizen.com READ THE CLASSIFIEDS Marions Most Wanted Kayla Glass 37, felony violation of probation grand theft $300 or more but less than $5,000. Steven Hawkes 47, felony violation of probation count 1 burglary of a conveyance; count 3 battery. Michael Jones 35, felony violation of probation driving under the influence; Warrant count 1 battery. Joseph Pitonzo 31, felony violation of probation count 1 sale of cocaine; count 2 possession of cocaine. Janice Ponder 47, felony violation of probation petit theft 2 or more prior convictions. Lotto tickets stolenThe Marion County Sheriffs Office is investigating a burglary at Ciggys for Less, 11175 S.W. 93rd Court, on Feb. 1. The burglar(s) took lottery tickets. District 6 has changed, like so many others, under the redistricting process, said Rep. Cliff Stearns (RFla.). This week, the Florida legislature will cast final votes on maps for the new congressional and legislative districts, which could be subject to additional changes by the courts. Due to population growth in north Florida, I realized my district would lose more than 116,000 constituents that I currently represent. In the redrawn map, District 3 includes nearly 70 percent of the people I now represent; residents who signed my petition to qualify for the ballot. It also includes two of my current District offices, in Gainesville and Orange Park, serving the people of north central Florida. Although the courts may redraw the map, it is only fair to my constituents and others contemplating running for office, that I make a decision and announce it now, said Stearns. I have decided to run in the new District 3, which includes all or parts of six of the eight counties I currently represent. Stearns has indicated that he will establish residency in the new District 3. Stearns was the first congressional candidate in Florida to qualify for the ballot by petition, receiving strong support throughout north central Florida. During his tenure, Stearns has represented most of District 3 and understands the needs and concerns of its residents. Explained Stearns, While District 3 includes western Marion County, it does not include Ocala which was divided into two Congressional Districts 10 years ago. Im pleased that the new maps finally put the city back into one district, something that both the city and I encouraged the Legislature to do. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to represent the University of Florida, Santa Fe College, and the Veterans Hospital in Gainesville, added Stearns. As a senior member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Stearns was vital in securing support for the construction of the new VA Patient Bed Tower in Gainesville. I also look forward to building a strong relationship with the VA Medical Center in Lake City and its health care professionals. I also appreciate the chance to introduce myself and to share my record with new voters, especially in the rural areas. I have a strong record of support for our farmers and the agricultural industry. Stearns again received the Friend of the Farm Bureau Award from the American Farm Bureau Federation in 2011. Stearns to run, this time in District 3 Civic Theatre to conduct auditions for Squabbles Moose Lodge activitiesFriday, Feb. 10: Shrimp/fish baked or fried beginning at 5 p.m., David Baldwin performs karaoke. Saturday, Feb. 11: Show me the Money at 2 p.m., Queen of Hearts at 5 p.m., followed by Taco Buffet (all you can eat) and The Moose Karaoke petticoats. Sunday, Feb. 12: Breakfast from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13: shuffleboard at 12:30 p.m., Moose Legion meeting at 6 p.m., Mens general meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14: Valentines Day Dinner/Dance for singles and couples. Pork loin and great dance music by Ocala George. Wednesday, Feb. 15: Bingo (open to the public) starting at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16: cards at 1 p.m., table shuffleboard tournament at 7 p.m. Read the classifieds 0 0 0 A G 3 C 9085 S.W. 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A mbassador at Large for the Fisher House project, John Deakins, was the guest speaker at Februarys Cherrywood Veterans Club and shared some great news. He reported that thanks to the generous donations of many individuals and organizations, including the Cherrywood Veterans Club, the new Fisher House will soon be built. John reported that the five-acre parcel of land located on the campus of the Malcom Randall VA Hospital in Gainesville will be breaking ground in April of this year. Construction is expected to take eight months. When completed, the two story building will contain 20 suites for families; a playroom and playground for children, a common kitchen and a common laundry facility. Fisher House is a nonprofit organization that constructs facilities on or near VA hospitals so that families of wounded veterans can be close to their recovering loved one. John stated that, the average stay for a veteran is 13 weeks. During that time, the family stays free of charge so that the wounded warrior and his/her family can take part in the healing process together. In addition to his duties as Ambassador at Large, John is a life time member of the Angelo Santos Post of the VFW and a member of the Board of Directors of Veterans Helping Veterans. He is married and he and his wife Beverly just celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations to John and his wife. A Deakins has served in every conflict and generation since the Civil War, John said proudly and then with a twinkle in his eye he added, my granddaughter is currently at the US Coast Guard Academy. A Vietnam vet, John is a patriot, a credit to himself, his family, his country and a tireless worker for all things veteran. Thank you for your service John, and thank you Cherrywood Veterans for your strong support and teamwork in helping to make Fisher House a reality.And bingo is its name OJust before 7 p.m., the Clubhouse at Cherrywood becomes bingo Central. Sixty or more residents file into the hall to find that Larry Meyers has set up the board and the machine on stage. Rich Juber greets the players just as he has for 15 years and an assortment of volunteers sell bingo cards. Players help themselves to popcorn and coffee or bring their own refreshments and settle in for 18 games of fun and excitement. Six dollars buys four cards with additional cards available for a small additional fee. Usually at bingo, cards are sold for every game but not at Cherrywood; the cards are reusable so four cards are good for the whole evening. Thats pretty inexpensive entertainment. Prizes and jackpots average between $15 and $20 with a grand prize of $100 for the coverall game. There is no shortage of winners either, as Rich Juber has added to the anticipation and fun. One game is Buddy Bingo where the individuals seated to the left and right of the winner also get a prize. Stand up Bingo is another innovation Rich uses in that everyone at the table of the winner gets a prize. There are many bingo configurations that while simple to understand, keep the excitement and interest of everyone. The best way to find out how many ways a person can win and how much fun bingo can be is just to show up and give it a try. Rich Juber has worked the Cherrywood bingo ever since he moved into the estates. He proudly states he was the eighth person to buy a house at Cherrywood. Since then he has worked the bingo group up from a hand turned ball selector to the electronic machine that shows numbers, randomly pops the numbered balls up and records everything. The bingo committee includes Pauline Pellerin, Connie Hale, Marty Dean, Norma Briggs, Dolly Juber, Lynn Frendo, Jeanette Hall, Monica Becotte, Carol Straub, Natalie Marcucio, Larry Meyer and of course the chairman of the bingo boards and cards, Rich Juber. Thanks to Rich and his people for making Cherrywood bingo the best. Cue-tips If youve ever watched Ladies Billiards on TV, or seen them play in a bar and thought, Id like to do that, then Cherrywood Ladies Billiards is for you. On Sundays at 2 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m. and noon on Thursdays, youll find our ladies in the Clubhouse pool room practicing and polishing their game. While there are several accomplished players, there are others that are just starting out. There is no better place to get lessons and learn the game than with the supportive and friendly assistance of the Cherrywood Ladies Billiards players. So feel free to come on out. On the day this was written, our traveling team, sporting brand new uniforms, was off to a match up with Ocala Palms. Friendly competition is the way the players describe their games with the emphasis on friendly. Traveling Team members are Ruth Hurley, Julie Giles, Holly Bragdon, Donna Moran, Kathy Underhill, Jackie Callahan, and Pauline Pellerin. Holly and Ruth are co-captains of the team. Other Traveling Team members not pictured here are Anne Arpaia; Nan Brown; Judy Pniewski; Judy Reed; Terri Torrusio and Dolly Juber. Cindy Taberski and Eve Houghtaling are residents who enjoy the practice time. They are a fun loving group looking to bring in more members. The billiards season runs from September until April for the ladies team. In April, when the season ends, all of the players from the various venues get together for a luncheon and a chance to mull over the past season and look forward to the next. Of course practice runs all year long on the dates and times listed above so ladies, dont be shy. Try something new and fun Ladies Billiards you wont be disappointed. (Note: Feb 13 at 9 a.m. is Ladies Pool Time; there will be no mens social pool that day.)Friday, February 10, 2012~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, February 10, 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 Medical LPN The Centers is seeking full-time LPN for Citrus County Med Clinic in Lecanto, FL. Provides quality client care in accordance with acceptable nursing practice and focuses on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse & mental illness. $17.00/hr Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Therapist The Centers is seeking Outpatient Licensed or Masters Level Therapist for positions in Citrus County. Must have a min 1 yr exp working with adults, children & adolescents providing individual, group & family therapy. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Professional Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. A leading provider of the higher education to the military and a leader in the online education, Saint Leo enrolls more than 15,000 students at the traditional University campus ( main campus), though the Center for the Online Learning, and at 17 regional centers in seven states. Saint Leo University is creating a pool of potential adjunct instructors to teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at the Ocala Center location in Ocala Florida. Appointments are for the immediate and upcoming terms. A Masters degree in ESOL, TESOL, Foreign Language Education or a closely related field is the minimum requirement. The degree must be from a regionally accredited institution. Also, candidates must have eighteen graduate credit hours in ESOL or closely related field. For additional information & application instructions, please visit: www. saintleo.edu/jobs Saint Leo University is an equal opportunity employer. Catholics, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Professional Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. A leading provider of the higher education to the military and a leader in the online education, Saint Leo enrolls more than 15,000 students at the traditional University campus ( main campus), though the Center for the Online Learning, and at 17 regional centers in seven states. Saint Leo University is creating a pool of potential adjunct instructors to teach Accounting courses at our Ocala Center location in Ocala, FLorida. Appointments are for immediate and upcoming terms. A Masters degree in Accounting or a closely related field is the minimum requirement. The degree must be from a region ally accredited institu tion. Also, candidate must have eighteen graduate credit hours in Accounting or a closely related field. For additional information & application instructions, please visit: www. saintleo.edu/jobs Saint Leo University is an equal opportunity employer. Catholics, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! 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 Part-time Help OAK RUN ASSOCIATESP/T SECURITY GUARDS 11 PM -7 AM 2 PM-10PM Contact 854-6557 X 13 EEO/DFWP Schools/ Instruction NEED A NEWCAREER? AS DEGREE BUSINESS PROGRAMS 2 WEEK PREP COURSES! ALF ADMINISTRATOR $300. EKG $475. NURSING ASST. $475. PHLEBOTOMY $475. taylor college.edu (352) 245-4119 FB, twitter, you tube Business Opportunities 8 MOBILE HOMES 12 AC., Good Income Lots of Possibilities (352) 212-6182 Garage/ Yard Sales COMMUNITY YARD SALE Sat. 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Cost $495K trishmilton@gmail.com 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. 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Our ValentinesSaturday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m., Cherrywood will hold its Valentines Day Dance. Our resident disc jockey Richard Becotte will be playing all your favorite tunes to dance and sway to while finger foods will be served in the brightly decorated clubhouse. A few tickets are still available for $3 each so see Geri, get your tickets and then grab your sweetheart, a bottle of your favorite beverage and come out for an evening of fun and romance. See you there. Win a cruise The Cherrywood Veterans Club is raffling off a Caribbean cruise for two. Sail at your own leisure anytime within a year from the Memorial Day drawing. Enjoy three days sailing to the Bahamas. All taxes, port fees, and gratuities are included and a bonus $100 spending money goes along with the winning ticket. Purchase your tickets from any Veterans Club member or from Geri in the office. $10 buys one ticket, $20 buys 3 tickets and more than doubles your chances for winning this exciting trip. The drawing will be held Memorial Day and you need not be present to win, and please note, you dont have to be a Cherrywood resident to purchase tickets. Garden ClubCherrywoods Garden Club meets at 11 a.m. on Wednesday the 15th. Join your friends and neighbors for this informative and interesting meeting. Trivia at CherrywoodWednesday at 6:30 p.m. the residents of Cherrywood will gather at the clubhouse for another rousing game of Trivia. Rich Hurley, this months Question Master, will challenge our knowledge of Presidents, Vice Presidents and the White House. By playing in teams, even if you have no knowledge of the subject, someone else on your squad might, so theres always a chance to win. Try your luck and skills; improve your mind and most important, have a great evenings entertainment. Bring snacks and beverages of your choice and join in the fun with your friends and neighbors. Super Bowl super blastThose who attended this years Super Bowl Tail Gate Party and stayed for the game were treated to a fantastic afternoon and evening of everything football and fun. It began with a chili/soup/stew cook off. Several entrants put out their best recipes and relied on the taste buds of residents to decide who would win the prize. Peggy Konar won first prize with Marti Duesel taking a close second place. Next came six games of bingo with happy winners collecting $20 each. Of course there were door prizes and raffle tickets to be had. Cherrywood Management donated the prizes and there were more than a dozen of them to be won. Just like at the stadium only better were the hot dogs and bratwursts with all the trimmings available for a buck. Cheese nachos, chili, hot peppers and everything good were also available for even less. Suffice it to say no one left hungry. Residents, many of whom were wearing their teams jerseys and colors milled around the clubhouse enjoying the light hearted atmosphere and each other. As game time got closer, everyone took their seats at the decorated tables. Several people had family and friends with them as they enjoyed the snacks and drinks that they had brought. The big screen came into focus and the National Anthem began. As one, the residents rose to their feet and joined in, singing the Anthem with pride and gusto. After a rousing cheer, they took their seats to watch the coin toss and the opening kickoff. We proudly congratulate and announce our winners of the various contests, games and raffles. They were, for 50/50 and Trivia: Frank Blair; Ruth Hurley; Christl Giovanniello; Holly Bragdon; Jim Houghtaling; Bill and Sandra Brotherhood; Dave and Joan Siegel; Jim Heape; Carol Mayberry; Norma Cropper; Pia Dean and Rich Becotte. Of course an event of this size does not just happen. It takes planning and hard work so we acknowledge with deep appreciation the Cherrywood Social Committee. Assisting in this years Super Bowl Party were; Bill and Ida Mahar; Marty and Marti Duesel; Bill Spangenberg; Genevieve Downs; JimJim Cooper; Bill and Sandra Brotherhood; Joan and Dave Siegel; Marion and Fred OHern; Rich Becotte; Peggy Konar; Trude Smith. The Bingo Games were conducted by Rich and Dolly Juber; Pauline Pellerin and Monica Becotte and last but not least, Jay OHern, Chairman. A special thanks to Chris Zacco, Geri, Jim, Greg and Fred. All are from the Cherrywood Property Management Team and helped make this event not only possible, but a great success. Proceeds from Super Bowl went to the Marion County Humane Society who will receive about $200. Unused food will go to the Veterans Helping Veterans Food Bank so there are two more winners of this years event. Oh, by the way, speaking of winners, the New York Giants, in a close fought game won the Super Bowl and the Cherrywood Residents in a close friends evening won big From your reporterPlease contact me at my email address: urperssec@yahoo.com. If you have any ideas for stories or articles you would like to see from Cherrywood, please feel free to contact me. Friday, February 10, 2012~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, February 10, 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 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 These were the prize winners at the Cherrywood Super Bowl party. These were the volunteers for the Cherrywood Super Bowl party. Kandys siblings are a male and female black and white tuxedo named Panda and Sylvester, and a black male named Jasper. If theyre not scooped up soon, well highlight one or more of them in another column. The adoption fee is $50.00. If you like to be entertained by watching two kittens play, why not adopt a pair, and then you can spend less time in front of the TV. If you are interested in the kittens, please give Arlene a call at (352) 875-9761. She also has information about a young Siamese cat who needs a new home as soon as possible because her temporary caregiver is leaving the area. The SPCA is still fostering three cats that need forever homes. Pumpkin is a seven year old black female, Kitten is a three year old tortoise female, and Ginger is a six year old red and white male. All three cats have come a long way in foster care with socialization to people and to each other. Please give the SPCA a call at 352-362-0985 to visit them and see if one or two is right for you. What do you get when you cross a bulldog and a poodle? Why, a bullypoo, of course. But this boy is no bully hes smart, playful and loving. Bud is only 17 lbs., and at one and a half years old, thats as big as hes going to get. Bud is also house, leash, and crate trained. Hes been a loved and well cared for dog whose family can no longer keep him for health reasons. If you would like to be the first one on your block to have a bullypoo, then give the SPCA a call at 352362-0985 to set up a meeting. Take him home and have bragging rights over your friends and neighbors. A lively Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix was found wandering the streets and is now in foster care. Eli is one years old and is now ready for adoption. Hes already been neutered, vaccinated, and socialized to dogs and kittens. He loves to walk on a leash. Please call Janice at 352-861-3831 to find out more about this sweet boy and to visit him. The adoption fee is $100. When you think about all the medical care he has already received, this fee is just a small portion of that. If you call right away and take Eli home, you can watch the Super Bowl together. You know who hell be rooting for. Until next month remember: Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. SPCACONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 This is Bud. With parents taking more interest in their childrens education, Marion County Public Schools makes its latest Parent Survey available on the district website and at each school. Users can visit www.marion.k12.fl.us and click on the Uncle Sam Parent Survey option along the left side. Users can then view the entire survey prior to completing it in either English or Spanish. Parents without computer access may complete a survey at their childs school or at the Title I Office located at 306 NW 7 Ave. in Ocala. Surveys are also available on the Parent Portal website. All surveys must be completed by March 26. Parent response helps the district and local schools increase parent involvement to better serve students, parents, and communities. Parent involvement means the participation of parents is on-going, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring: 1) parents play an integral role in assisting with their childs learning at school and at home; 2) parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their childs school education; 3) parents are full partners in their childs education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; 4) the carrying out of other activities, such as those described in section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; 5) parents have the districts Parent Involvement Program; 6) School Improvement Plans, district and school Parent Involvement policies are based on findings from parent survey results; 7) school personnel meet the requirement to communicate the results of the survey to parents (e.g., discuss in School Advisory Committee meetings) and decide how to implement new strategies in the parent involvement policys revision; and 8) sharing district and individual school evaluation results with every school assists in building districtwide capacity. For more information, contact the Title One Office at 352.620.7652. Parents urged to complete surveys Catalogs for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2012 March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training are now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. The website has been redesigned and features a sortable master index for the catalog, daily pedigree updates as well as under tack show videos and results. A total of 362 juveniles have been cataloged for the two-day OBS sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13th and 14th, with both sessions beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show is set for 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 8th (Hips 1-180), and Friday, March 9th (Hips 181-362). Both the Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website. The 23rd annual OBS Championship Stakes races will be run on Monday, March 12th, with first post time at 1:00 p.m. The March Sale has long been a source of top class racehorses, as OBS Selected Two-Year-Old Sales have produced 35 millionaires, winners of 17 Eclipse Awards and 11 Breeders Cup victories. In 2011, more than a dozen OBS March graduates were graded stakes winners, with Farnsworth Stables LLCs Ask the Moon scoring a pair of grade one victories, capturing both the Ruffian Invitational and Personal Ensign Stakes at the prestigious Saratoga meeting. 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Friday, February 10, 2012~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T he Oak Run Ballroom Dance Club invites all residents who enjoy ballroom dancing to a Have a Heart social on Sunday, Feb. 19, in honor of heart health month. The dance will be held at the Palm Grove Club with the doors opening at 6 p.m. A buffet will be served at 6:30 p.m. with dancing until 9:45 p.m. DJ Marty Brooks will play some great dance music. Red dress attire is suggested. There will be no charge for club members; the cost for others will be $6 per person, payable at the door. All members should bring finger food for the buffet table. Coffee will be provided. For more information please call Naomi at 352-291-7507. Donuts, Books, Name TagsDonuts, juice and coffee or tea will be available at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 11. Get together with your friends and neighbors and youll probably meet some other great folks youve not met before. At the same time and place there will be a book sale to benefit the Oak Run library. Beginning at 9 a.m. you will also be able to order or pick up name tags. Photography ClubThe Feb.13 meeting of the Photography Club will be an educational experience for the members. We will teach the use of the Photography Clubs blog and how to join it. If you have a laptop or iPad please bring it and you can use your own computer to join the blog during the meeting. We will have a few computers available for people who do not own laptops or iPads to use. You do not have to join the blog to see it and get information from it. You do have to sign up (join) to contribute (post a question or comment) to it. Why would you want to contribute? 1) To ask a photographic question, 2) to sell photo equipment, 3) to answer a question, 4) to share interesting information, 5) many other reasons. Take a look at the blog: http://orphotoclub.blogspot.com and you will find information about the club including past and upcoming events, links to photo teaching tools, and much more. The meeting will include a photo review and if time is available a question and answer session. The clubs next field trip will be on Saturday, Feb. 18, (rain date Saturday, March 3). We will visit Kindred Spirits Sanctuary in Ocala, followed by lunch at the Horse and Hounds Restaurant on U.S. Highway 27. Please check the blog for more information, or call Walt or Laurie.Renaissance WomenLunch this month will be on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Ipanema Restaurant at 12.30 p.m. Please note the time. Call Nancy at 352237-6475 to make your reservation. Early dinner at Royal Oaks will be on Wednesday, March 7. Call Iris at 352-873-9990 or Pat at 352-854-7549 to make your reservation.Blood Pressure CheckCome have your blood pressure checked by members of Oak Runs Medical Team on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room. Little Theatre: Sex Please Were SixtyLittle Theatre regrets to announce that Arline Raguso in one of the lead roles in Sex Please Were Sixty had to step down from the role for personal reasons. Brigid Chick, our director, having knowledge of the part will assume the role and Diane Porterfield will move in to help Brigid as her assistant director. Rehearsals continue to show good progress and Oak Run audiences are in for a real treat. This is one of the funniest plays to come down the pike in a long time. The play has been performed throughout the country and the reviews have all been excellent. We hope our reviews will be as good. The dinner theatre show is growing close to being sold out and sales for the remaining shows remain brisk. For information on the remaining dinner theatre tickets call Diana Schmidt at 352-873-7243 and for the other 3 shows call Linda Noel at 352-8739908. The dinner theatre is on March 22 and the cost is $30 per person. The doors will open at 4:45 p.m., dinner will be at 5:15 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show is at 7 p.m. on March 23 and 24. On the 25th doors open at 2:15 p.m. and the show starts at 3 p.m. for a matinee. Tickets for the latter 3 shows are $7 for reserved seats and $5 for general admission. Garden Club UpdateThe Garden Club has a correction and update for the March 17 plant sale and market. The time will be 9 a.m. to noon in both the Orchid Club and the Orchid Club parking lot. Taylor Nursery, Natures Finest Produce, Borrowed Land Nursery, DeLee Perry, floral arranger, and Nate Andrade demonstrating Grow Strong Containers will be some of the vendors. There will be shrubs, herbs, perennials, annuals, roses, vegetables and houseplants too. The Marion County Sheriff s Bagpipers will join us at 10 a.m. for an Irish sing-along. A bake sale, fresh produce, raffles, a Chinese auction and garden treasures will round out the program. Of course there will be hot dogs, coffee and other treats. All proceeds will benefit the Garden Club Horticulture Scholarship at the College of Central Florida. Come out and have some fun on St. Patricks Day at the Orchid Club. See you there! Oak Run TravelDebbie Reynolds is known for her starring roles in Singing In the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown where she displayed her wit, dancing and singing ability and versatility as an actress. She has also had successful nightclub and casino acts winning the respect of her colleagues and the affection of audiences around the world. Call Emma and Ed Barry to join this trip to see Debbie on Tuesday, March 27, for a 1 p.m. show. On Saturday, March 31, the 2 p.m. show at the Phillips Center in Gainesville will be the fantastic Stomp. This outstanding eight-member group uses everything but percussion instruments matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps to fill the stage with music. Call Joanne and John Misener to reserve your seat. Pat and Roy Meinsen will be hosting a trip on Sunday, April 15, to the always popular Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre. The show is What is Susans Secret? about a somewhat run down country guest house which is run by an elderly couple who look like endearing characters but in fact are con artists. Through a series of comical mishaps they are exposed by Susan who manages to turn the tables. Saturday, April 26, Boeing Boeing is the high style, knee-slapping romp through the age of glamorous, jet-setting air travel. This hilarious comedy will be at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and will be hosted by Naomi and Jim Anzalone. Ballroom Dance Club invites Oak Runners to Have a Heart social O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE6 H ave you ever wondered what the SPCA does with its donations, bequests, and fundraising? Besides helping needy individuals with medical bills, food and such, the SPCA donates to various animal welfare organizations, both big and small, that need funds for special projects or enhancements to their facilities. Here is the list of groups that we helped in 2011: Marion County Animal Center; Pet Network, Inc.; The Horse Protection Association; Back to the Wild; The Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary (OWLS); South Ocala Animal Center; SPCA International; Patriot Service Dogs; U.S. War Dogs. Some of the things these groups are doing with the donations may be of interest to you. The Marion County Animal Center is building a new cat and kitten enclosure. The Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary is expanding and upgrading their bird enclosures. Doctors in South Ocala are treating pets of the homeless. We have sponsored a service dog from Patriot Service Dogs to undergo training to be a companion animal to a military serviceman or woman with a disability. Finally, U.S. War Dogs help bring war dogs back from Iraq. We hope this list lets you know that your generous donations are put to good use throughout the year. You may donate to the SPCA by sending a check to: SPCA of Marion County, Inc., 8501B S.W. 93rd Lane, Ocala FL 34481. You can also help us out by supporting us at our various fundraisers throughout the year, and book sales we hold from time to time. Also, you may join our organization for $15.00 for an individual or $25 for a family, per year. You dont have to come to the meetings if you join, although wed love to have you there. We know that some people have conflicts with other things theyre doing. Youd still get on our email list and can help us at our functions as well as help us get the word out to find new adoptive homes for pets in need.. And your annual membership fee goes a long way in helping the animals. As always, we greatly appreciate the generosity of our neighbors in the community. The SPCA meets the third Thursday of each month (except July and August) at 1 p.m. in Suite H at the Arbor Conference Center in On Top of the World Communities. Were looking forward to seeing new faces as well as old friends, so please mark your calendar for those dates and come out and join us. Most months we have a guest speaker on a variety of topics of interest to animal lovers. Over the next few months were looking into having a pet groomer, therapy dog trainer, and a volunteer form a horse protection group come and speak to us. If you would like to learn more about these facilities or programs, the best way is to come out to our meetings and hear about them in person. If you need our help or would like to join the SPCA or our foster program, please call us at 352-3620985 to find out more. 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Della Blanchard will host the perennial favorite, South Pacific at the Phillips Center in Gainesville on Monday, April 23. Call her for your reservations and enjoy Some Enchanted Evening, Im Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair, and There Is Nothing Like a Dame. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, Jan. 31, we played low net. The weather was perfect, the golf course in great shape and a fun time was had by all. Well maybe the winners had a little more fun than others, but we all had fun! The winners were: First flight Diana Galla, first, Nancy Lefebvre and Roseann Lavacca tied for second, Judie Lavdas, Jan Tennant and Lynn Houghton tied for fourth; second flight Judy Klein, first, BJ Lassiter, second, Janet Tully third, Chris Orndorff fourth; third flight Arlene Klann and Inge Szabo tied for first, Mary Kay Frandsen and Gigi Bagg tied for third. Elsa Berbig was closest to the pin. Royal Oaks Lady Niners On another great play day for the Lady Niners we played a par three tournament. Winners were: Flight A first, BJ Lassiter, second, Bette Johnson, third, Ginger Drake; flight B first, Joyce Madill, second, Vange Bell and tied for third Joan Scholl and Ilene Simnowitz. Closest to pin was BJ Lassiter. We have two weeks until our sweetheart scramble. Dont forget to sign up. ORWGANow that the weather is becoming more golf friendly, our Thursday League at Spruce Creek has grown from 5 to 6 foursomes to 10 to 11 groups. Here are the winners for the Jan. 26 low net tournament. Flight A: Jennie Bucella first, Gail Barclay second, Annette Carini third. Flight B: Shirley Ruffing first, Nancy Reichenbacher second, Karen Schuelke third. Flight C: Linda Noel first, Evelyn Exell second, Marlena Yaich third. Flight D: Mary Hart first, Delma Miller second, Pat Anderson third. Closest to the pin was Mary Hart and Donna Huffman got the chip in. The winners of the Feb. 2 low net tournament were: Flight A: Connie Bingham first, Marge Richardson second, Marti Babb third. Flight B: Claire Pruneau first, Karen Schuelke second, Shirley Ruffing third. Flight C: Norma Erickson first, Linda Noe second, Olive Adler third. Flight D: Mary Hart first, Ginny Simons second, Mary Golab third. Closest to the pin were JoAnn Cohen and Olive Adler, Evelyn Exell, and Ann Hurr got chip ins. Congratulations to all of our winners! Carol Anns Corner A nice person I met recently commented that I must be very busy attending and reporting on all the activities in Oak Run. Im flattered that they thought I had that much stamina. Actually folks from the various clubs and activities send me e-mails or written copy containing the information they would like to see in the column. I do some rearranging, basically to see that the style is somewhat consistent between the items. Since I am used to doing some rewriting please dont think that you have to have your information all set up and ready to print before you can send it to me. You can even send me a copy of the notice you send to channel 12 or a poster or flyer and I will turn it into an article. All I need, as Sgt. Friday used to say, is just the facts. As I may have mentioned before, one thing about the articles I receive never ceases to amaze me. I feel that as I put the column together I have a very large wastebasket next to me and into it go lots and lots and lots of capital letters. Many people capitalize many more words than are necessary. So the next time you write anything, whether its to me or anyone else, take a look at the capital letters and ask yourself whether they are needed. Funny thing is that in German nouns are routinely capitalized. English is in the family of Germanic languages. In watching a series of DVDs on American history at Master the Possibilities I noticed that in the early days of our country, right up to at least to the American Revolution, English capitalized nouns as well. Somewhere along the line English dropped this practice but I think people are trying to revive it! 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. 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MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 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 College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. John Downing, Pastor Rev. Jeff Rountree, Minister of Worship Rev. 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Lt. Cmdr. Mike Harrison, USNR retired; saw the presentation of the colors by the North Marion Young Marines; the singing of the National Anthem and Eternal Father Strong to Save by Marcia Muncaster; the leading of the Pledge of Allegiance by Larry Duncan, American Merchant Marine veteran and a park volunteer; recognition of guests by Jeffrey Askew, Veterans Service director; saw the lighting of the memorial candle for each of the Four Chaplains by Suzanne Hough and Jean Kirby, Daughters of the American Revolution; the Memorial Prayer by Chaplain Col. Janet Horton, U.S. Army, retired; the benediction by Rabbi Zeev Harari, Temple Beth Shalom of Ocala, and Amazing Grace by John the Bagpiper. The story of the Four Chaplains follows: * Reprinted with permission from the Four Chaplains Memorial FoundationIt was the evening of Feb. 2, 1943, and the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was crowded to capacity, carrying 902 service men, merchant seamen and civilian workers. Once a luxury coastal liner, the 5,649ton vessel had been converted into an Army transport ship. The Dorchester, one of three ships in the SG-19 convoy, was moving steadily across the icy waters from Newfoundland toward an American base in Greenland. SG-19 was escorted by Coast Guard Cutters Tampa, Escanaba and Comanche. Hans J. Danielsen, the ships captain, was concerned and cautious. Earlier the Tampa had detected a submarine with its sonar. Danielsen knew he was in dangerous waters even before he got the alarming information. German U-boats were constantly prowling these vital sea lanes, and several ships had already been blasted and sunk. The Dorchester was now only 150 miles from its destination, but the captain ordered the men to sleep in their clothing and keep life jackets on. Many soldiers sleeping deep in the ships hold disregarded the order because of the engines heat. Others ignored it because the life jackets were uncomfortable. On Feb. 3, at 12:55 a.m., a periscope broke the chilly Atlantic waters. Through the cross hairs, an officer aboard the German submarine U-223 spotted the Dorchester. The U-223 approached the convoy on the surface, and after identifying and targeting the ship, he gave orders to fire the torpedoes, a fan of three were fired. The one that hit was decisive and deadly striking the starboard side, amid ship, far below the water line. Danielsen, alerted that the Dorchester was taking water rapidly and sinking, gave the order to abandon ship. In less than 20 minutes, the Dorchester would slip beneath the Atlantics icy waters. Tragically, the hit had knocked out power and radio contact with the three escort ships. The CGC Comanche, however, saw the flash of the explosion. It responded and then rescued 97 survivors. The CGC Escanaba circled the Dorchester, rescuing an additional 132 survivors. The third cutter, CGC Tampa, continued on, escorting the remaining two ships. Aboard the Dorchester, panic and chaos had set in. The blast had killed scores of men, and many more were seriously wounded. Others, stunned by the explosion were groping in the darkness. Those sleeping without clothing rushed topside where they were confronted first by a blast of icy Arctic air and then by the knowledge that death awaited. Men jumped from the ship into lifeboats, over-crowding them to the point of capsizing, according to eyewitnesses. Other rafts, tossed into the Atlantic, drifted away before soldiers could get in them. Through the pandemonium, according to those present, four Army chaplains brought hope in despair and light in darkness. Those chaplains were Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. Alexander D. Goode, Jewish; Lt. John P Washington, Roman Catholic; and Lt. Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed. Quickly and quietly, the four chaplains spread out among the soldiers. There they tried to calm the frightened, tend the wounded and guide the disoriented toward safety. Witnesses of that terrible night remember hearing the four men offer prayers for the dying and encouragement for those who would live, says Wyatt R. Fox, son of Reverend Fox. One witness, Private William B. Bednar, found himself floating in oil-smeared water surrounded by dead bodies and debris. I could hear men crying, pleading, praying, Bednar recalls. I could also hear the chaplains preaching courage. Their voices were the only thing that kept me going. Another sailor, Petty Officer John J. Mahoney, tried to re-enter his cabin but Rabbi Goode stopped him. Mahoney, concerned about the cold Arctic air, explained he had forgotten his gloves. Never mind, Goode responded. I have two pairs. The rabbi then gave the petty officer his own gloves. In retrospect, Mahoney realized that Rabbi Goode was not conveniently carrying two pairs of gloves, and that the rabbi had decided not to leave the Dorchester. By this time, most of the men were topside, and the chaplains opened a storage locker and began distributing life jackets. It was then that Engineer Grady Clark witnessed an astonishing sight. When there were no more lifejackets in the storage room, the chaplains removed theirs and gave them to four frightened young men. It was the finest thing I have seen or hope to see this side of heaven, said John Ladd, another survivor who saw the chaplains selfless act. Ladds response is understandable. The altruistic action of the four chaplains constitutes one of the purest spiritual and ethical acts a person can make. When giving their life jackets, Rabbi Goode did not call out for a Jew; Father Washington did not call out for a Catholic; nor did the Reverends Fox and Poling call out for a Protestant. They simply gave their life jackets to the next man in line. As the ship went down, survivors in nearby rafts could see the four chaplains arms linked and braced against the slanting deck. Their voices could also be heard offering prayers. Of the 902 men aboard the U.S.A.T. Dorchester, 672 died, leaving 230 survivors. When the news reached American shores, the nation was stunned by the magnitude of the tragedy and heroic conduct of the four chaplains. Valor is a gift, Carl Sandburg once said. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it until the test comes. That night Reverend Fox, Rabbi Goode, Reverend Poling and Father Washington passed lifes ultimate test. In doing so, they became an enduring example of extraordinary faith, courage and selflessness. The Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart were awarded posthumously December 19, 1944, to the next of kin by Lt. Gen. Brehon B. Somervell, Commanding General of the Army Service Forces, in a ceremony at the post chapel at Fort Myer, Va. A one-time only posthumous Special Medal for Heroism was authorized by Congress and awarded by the President Eisenhower on Jan. 18, 1961. 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Friday, February 10, 2012~ 21 www.smcitizen.com I f Republican presidential hopefuls continue to abuse each other through a dozen more caucuses and primaries from Maine through Super Tuesday, their nominee will be dog meat come November. Mr. Obama is loading up on Republicans ill-conceived mutual nastiness. Rarely has one partys potential nominees served up so many revelations of their rivals political vulnerabilities and defects of character. The basic disagreement among Republicans centers around who is a true conservative. The problem is conservatives come in 57 varieties and 28 flavors. Mitt Romney, a progressive fiscal conservative, has a recurring case of foot-in-mouth affliction. If he captures the nomination hell get pounded from March to November by allegations that he enjoys firing people and that his main concern is middle-class folks, not the poor or the wealthy. His comments may have been unintended and taken out of context, but that doesnt make them less bumbling. Newt Gingrich is a campaign fashion conservative. Hes the brightest and most glib loose cannon since Theodore Roosevelt. Like TR, Gingrich has an idea per minute, many of which are entertainingly bizarre, such as an embassy on the moon and colonization of the planet Mars. Gingrich is the Republican counterpart to Mr. Obama too many ideas for which there will never be enough money. Rick Santorum is a righteous social conservative. Hes an advocate for the working middle class, whose voters Romney has been chasing with dumb comments and whose allegiance Gingrich believes belongs to him. Although he says hes a fiscal conservative, Santorum has baggage from his time as a Senator pork for his district, disliked by colleagues, and insider work in Washington after he lost his seat. Santorums fuzzy foreign policy includes a regime change in Iran a familiar justification for another unprovoked war. Focus on the family is Santorums curative for all domestic problems marriage, birth, work ethic, and other social values. Its unlikely to appeal to independent voters. Congressman Ron Paul is a constitutional conservative, who advocates if it isnt authorized by the Constitution, then government shouldnt be doing it. His goals are less spending, lower taxes, taking back control of the money system from the Federal Reserve, and elimination of unneeded government agencies. His maverick common-sense advice may be several generations late in Washington, but his message deserves to be heard. So what are the odds that a Republican can capture the White House next November? Unemployment is gradually declining; jobs are increasing; and the only question Republicans need ask is Which candidate can win? According to bookmakers, none of the above: Rick Santorum 100/1, Ron Paul 50/1, Newt Gingrich 20/1, and Mitt Romney 13/10. President Obama is oddson 5/8 to win re-election. A conservative Republican has to receive a substantial percentage of independent votes to win the presidency. Considering the nasty atmosphere among the potential nominees at this point in time, we wouldnt bet on it. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 T he story of the Four Chaplains is one that everyone should know and appreciate. The four men who gave their lives that others might live is among the most inspirational war stories available. It happened in 1943, when the four men of God were on board a ship that was torpedoed by a German sub. The ship sank rapidly, but several men were saved, some because of the efforts of the four men. I hope you read the story on the front page today, all the way to its conclusion. The complete tale of the heroics of these men is taken from a Four Chaplains Memorial Web page, and permission to reprint the story was readily granted. There was a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park this past Sunday, with a small crowd in attendance on the most beautiful of February days. There were lots of people in uniform, and many in hats that said Merchant Marine. One man explained that he had been coming to these ceremonies for years, and was always the only member of the Merchant Marine to attend. This year he made a concerted effort to see that others who were in that branch of the service were in attendance. The crowd heard the speaker refer to service, service, service as he described a little of the sacrifices that chaplains make in their military duties, which can include work on the front lines. The ceremony at the park was conducted near the southern sidewalk, at the scene of the plaque honoring the chaplains. Some rode by on Fort King Street in cars and on bicycles, oblivious to the touching ceremony that was being held just off the road. This was the 12th annual memorial celebration, and theres no reason to think that it wont continue in the future, although the age of the attendees seems to be getting older. The bagpipe music of Amazing Grace and other selections, and the bugle playing of Assembly and Taps adds to the solemnity of the occasion. There is a slide show of the event available on our newspaper web site and, again, the complete story of the tale of the Four Chaplains starts on Page 1. These men are worth remembering, and their sacrifices should be honored throughout the year.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@smcitizen.com. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. I t takes money to get elected to public office. On the national level, it takes many millions of dollars to get considered for a congressional race and much more than that to run for president. On a local level, the playing field is smaller, but it still takes money. It would be nice to think everyone who votes would watch the presidential debates or attend a local political forum, but that just doesnt happen. Candidates for office have to spend money to make sure the maximum numbers of voters have the opportunity to hear their message. And thats why candidates at all levels of government have to go around with their hands out looking for contributions to support their campaigns. We are incredibly cynical about why people or businesses make campaign contributions. When you look at what Wall Street has gotten away with in this financial meltdown, it doesnt take long to connect contributions back to people seeking favors. But campaign contributions are part of the process. Teacher groups give contributions to candidates who they believe will be supportive of education and teachers. Business people give money to candidates who support business issues. Gun enthusiasts make contributions to NRA-supported candidates. Environmentalists give money to candidates who support environmental issues. There is nothing inappropriate or secret about who makes campaign contributions. People in business make contributions to candidates who will be supportive of business and development issues. Contributions are public record and can be easily accessed on the Supervisor of Elections Office website. Everyone interested can see who is helping whom. And we hope everyone pays attention. Making a campaign contribution is part of the democratic process. Everyone who has a little bit of money in their checking account can exercise that right. When those in the development business make contributions to candidates, they are exercising their right to support good government in the way they see it. That means they want pro-business candidates who will make sure government does not establish inappropriate barriers to growth or raise taxes excessively. Just as serious as paying attention to where campaign contributions come from is the task of paying attention to what candidates do with the money they raise. The candidate who raises the most contributions doesnt necessarily win the election. The candidate who has the best position on the issues and can use contributed dollars to best express their message to the voters is the person who wins on Election Day. This election season we should all do our best to pay attention to what candidates are saying; to look at who the financial backers of the candidates are; and then to vote for the best choice based on our own personal values and opinions. We do urge the candidates to not squander their contributions to inappropriately trash their opponents and drag the election into the mud. Speak to the issues. Explain how youre going to make things better and voters will support you. Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Contributions to candidates Appreciating the Four Chaplains Jim Flynn Columnist What are the odds GOP can pick a winner? Jim Clark Editor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Wheres the rest of the beef?Secretary of Defense Panetta has given the nation a peek at the defense budget for next year. In it is a down payment for a cut of $487B over the next 10 years a cut of $52B in FY13. Cuts vary across the spectrum tens of thousands of troops; hundreds of aircraft, about 10 ships, cutbacks in production lines in ships and submarines, planes, satellites, ground vehicles, and more. The Defense Department has stepped forward to do its part to pare down government spending and help reduce the deficit. However, where is the rest of the government? At about $515B per year, DOD accounts for less than 20 percent of total government spending. While I dont recommend it, we could cut every dollar from DOD and still have deficits of $800900B per year. We have to find ways to cut other parts of the government and to get efficient deliverance of goods and services to our citizens. It is not sufficient to ask DOD for cuts without READER OPINIONS INVITED PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 FAMILY FEATURES R ipe vegetables, fresh herbs and fragrant spices all lend vibrant, bold flavors to mouthwatering meals that are worth lingering over with friends. This is what Mediterranean cooking is all about. Add some Mediterranean inspiration to your everyday meals with these recipes using Crisco olive oils to help you turn an ordinary meal into a memorable one. Use extra virgin olive oil to add a full-bodied flavor to salads, vegetables and meats. Pure olive oil offers a mild, subtle olive flavor with a hint of fruit to sauts and stirfries. Light tasting olive oil is ideal as an all-purpose cooking oil that can be used for sauting, roasting vegetables or in baked goods like muffins, cakes and brownies. For more recipes, visit www.crisco.com. Roasted Lemon-Garlic ChickenPrep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes Yield: 4 servings Chicken: Crisco Olive Oil No-Stick Cooking Spray 1 tablespoon Crisco Pure Olive Oil or Crisco Light Tasting Olive Oil 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 (4 to 5 pound) whole chicken, rinsed with neck and giblets removed Salt and pepper Gravy: 1/2 cup cold water 1/4 cup milk 1 (0.87 to 1.2 ounces) package chicken gravy mix 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1.Heat oven to 400F. Spray a shallow roasting pan with rack with no-stick cooking spray. 2.Mix oil, oregano and garlic. Brush mixture over entire chicken. Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper. Place in prepared pan, breast side down; let stand 30 minutes. Turn chicken breast side up. 3.Roast 65 to 70 minutes, basting occasionally. Chicken is done when meat thermometer registers 170F or when juices run clear when thickest part of thigh is pricked. Transfer chicken to carving board; tent with aluminum foil. Allow to rest 10 minutes. 4.Skim grease from the pan drippings. Place 1/4 cup skimmed pan drippings into small saucepan. Add water, milk, gravy mix, oregano, garlic and lemon juice to pan. Cook, stirring constantly until gravy thickens. 5.Carve chicken. Place on serving platter. Serve with warm lemon-garlic gravy. Mediterranean EssentialsFresh and flavorful ingredients are the key to great Mediterranean cooking, so keep some of these essential ingredients on hand:Mediterranean Linguine with Basil and TomatoesPrep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 1-pound box linguine pasta 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste 1/2 cup Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 pints grape tomatoes (4 cups), cut in half 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Salt and pepper to taste 18 to 20 basil leaves, cut in thin strips 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional for garnish 1.Heat 6 quarts water to boiling. Add pasta and salt. Cook for the minimum recommended time on package directions. While pasta cooks, prepare sauce. 2.Heat olive oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add tomatoes and garlic. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until tomatoes are soft. Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar and pepper flakes. 3.Drain cooked pasta. Add to skillet. Cook and stir 1 minute or until pasta is coated and hot. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in basil and cheese. Serve with additional cheese, if desired.Lavender Olive Oil Cake with Honeyed Ricotta Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes Yield: 8 to 10 servings Pillsbury Baking Spray with Flour 1 3/4 cups Pillsbury BEST All Purpose Flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel 1 tablespoon culinary lavender, crushed, plus additional 1 to 2 tablespoons for garnish 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2/3 cup plain yogurt 3 large eggs 2/3 cup Crisco Pure Olive Oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup heavy cream 3 tablespoons honey 3/4 cup ricotta cheese, at room temperature 1.Heat oven to 350F. Spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan generously with baking spray; set aside. 2.Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Whisk together sugar, orange peel, lavender and pepper in a large mixing bowl until evenly distributed. Add yogurt, eggs and olive oil; continue whisking until smooth. Whisk in vanilla. Add flour mixture and gently whisk in until just combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan. 3.Bake 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely. 4.Whip cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add honey and continue to whip until stiff. Add ricotta cheese, a dollop at a time, and beat until fluffy. Slice cake. Top slices with honeyed ricotta and sprinkle with lavender. Vegetables tomatoes, onions, shallots, peppers, carrots, spinach, eggplant Grains pasta, couscous, oats, barley, corn, rice Dairy yogurt, unsalted butter Beans and legumes chickpeas, cannellini beans, lentils Fresh herbs and spices cumin, garlic, rosemary, fennel, oregano, basil Cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano, pecorino, ricotta, Manchego, feta Condiments olive oil, balsamic vinegar, olives, capers, honey

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Friday, February 10, 2012~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 www.smcitizen.com making other departments also participate. The Administration has for the past several months decried cuts of federal spending that was paying for local police, fire, and teachers. These are local responsibilities. Isnt it time for us to decry cuts of the ultimate first responders our Service men and women. After all, the Preamble to the Constitution says: Provide for the Common Defense, Promote the general welfare not the other way around. Something to think about. Mike Emig Air Force Association Ocala No education is dangerousOften promoters of abortion are so involved with their personal agenda that they fail to consider all facets of the subject. Recently, a womans letter regarding abortion was published by another local newspaper. In her letter and in her own words she demands an end to attacks on the rights of women. She fails to recognize that approximately half of all aborted unborn are women. So her defense is only for the rights of a special group of women, but not for all women. She defends the issue of privacy and personal choice for women, but the defense is limited to this special group, the already-born women. This is the typical and lame argument that is regularly heard from the abortion industry. All opinion polls show that more than half of society today consider themselves against abortion to some degree. These opinions include not just right wing Republicans but Independents and thinking Democrats. It is not just opinions based on religious beliefs, but is based on research which spans the spectrum of scientific beliefs. Current sonogram science reveals the development of the unborn and removes all doubt concerning the personhood at the earliest gestation level. It is said that a little education can be dangerous; no education is even more dangerous, especially to the unborn. Mabel Ryan President Life Education Ministry, Inc. Ocala Say no to evilCan we all agree that Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Fidel, etc. were evil, and wrought untold misery during their sojourn on this earth. Why, then are some so blind to the new crop of misery merchants of today, hell-bent on another wave of misery, and killing? It is about to happen again, and LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 the useful idiots are yelling Bring it on. There so much literature out there spelling out the shenanigans of the Power Lusters, and Useful Idiots in each generation. We are no exception. We have our Power Lusters, and Useful Idiots. Are they going to get away with it again, or, will it stop with this generation? From the looks of things, this will not be the smart generation who puts a stop to mayhem, and slaughter. Humans seem to be oblivious to evil. How many times do we have to see piles of skulls, or bodies to learn what that means? This is acceptable human behavior? Is that what you want? Fighting over a few trillion dollars is not worth one ounce of freedom. Humans have striven for centuries for freedom, and there are those who would sell it for a few paltry dollars. How short sighted. Who would you rather believe, and put your trust in: God or Power Lusters, or, Useful Idiots? If you choose God, he might just need a little help from each one of us. We need to just say no to evil. D.I. Larson Ocala Learn about candidates As an elderly person I would like to live without loss of affordable food, shelter, clothing, Social Security and Medicare. I want my children, my grandchildren and their successive progeny to be able to live when they are elderly. Many corporations no longer pay taxes. I want to vote for a person who has voted for me. I do not want to vote for a person who sounds good but never voted for me in spite of what they say when they talk into the camera. I do not care who that person is or what designation they carry. Only the past votes count because what they did in the past is what they will do in the future. You cant learn the truth from a debate similar to a TV show. You can find out on your computer, name complaint. Alan Gold Ocala Read the classifieds HOW THEY VOTED STOCK ActVote Passed (96-3, 1 Not Voting) This Senate bill would strengthen rules prohibiting lawmakers, Capitol Hill staff and some executive branch officials from using confidential information to buy or sell stocks. The House is expected to take up the bill this week. Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted YES Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act Vote Passed (267-159, 6 Not Voting) The House voted to repeal the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) program, a provision in the 2010 health care law that was intended to provide long-term care but was suspended after the Department of Health and Human Services determined it could not be solvent for 75 years as required by the law. The bills future in the Senate is unclear. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YES Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011Vote Passed (242-179, 11 Not Voting) This House measure would require the CBO to assess a bills impact on long-term economic growth. The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YES Baseline Reform Act of 2011Vote Passed (235-177, 20 Not Voting) This House bill would stop the Congressional Budget Office from incorporating inflation increases into its spending projections. The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YES FAA Modernization and Reform ActVote Passed (248-169, 15 Not Voting) The House passed this conference report authorizing $15.9 billion per year through 2015 for the Federal Aviation Administration. The Senate is scheduled to take up the measure this week. Republican Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Daniel Webster voted YESReceived from MegaVote. Compiled by Alan Gold. Tuesday, Feb. 28 Breast cancer survivors meetThe Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. We meet at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Room 104. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 28. At this meeting, Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director at On Top of the World, will speak to us about fall prevention. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904. Friday, March 2 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. Saturday, March 3 T ee T ime for T ots Community 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. S h o w time for S w eet Adelines Music lovers need to mark your calendars for the Summer Springs Sweet Adelines Chorus annual show, Saturday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in the First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King Street, Ocala. The popular river songs will be featured in Lazy River Dayze, with a guest performance by the Ocala Civic Theater Singers. Tickets at $10 may be reserved now. Group rates are available from $6 to $8. Call Jackie at 352-888-8841. Tickets are also available at the door for $12, door prizes available. Thursday, March 8 International Woman s Day Barbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Womans Day Celebration on March 8. This date was proclaimed a U.N. day for women s rights and International Peace in 1975 and will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Citrus Springs. Music and a keynote speech by Mindy Simmons, Floridas chanteuse, will be followed by the talk by Barbara Surian, of Ocala, and more music by a Trio from Patchwork. All men, women, boys and girls are invited to this nonreligious community event; there is no charge and refreshments will be served. The event is at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. Highway 41) just northwest of the Holder traffic light. For information, call 352-465-4225 or go to naturecoastuu.org. Saturday, March 10 C h ili 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 March 10 at Blessed Trinity Church. This is a change of date, which was originally Feb. 18. 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.Tuesday, March 13 Ocala Open Golf T ourney 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 352-8542765. Sunday, March 25 Organ students to perform Hosted by the Ocala Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the organ students of the University of Florida will present a varied program on Sunday, March 25, at 3 p.m. on the beautiful pipe organ at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala. The program will include works by David German, J.S. Bach, Csar Franck, Olivier Messiaen, Johann Pachelbel, Derek Bourgeois, and John Weaver. Some of the students are organ majors while others are doubling majors or minors in music with mechanical and aerospace engineering or linguistics. Their professor, Dr. Laura Ellis, presented a concert for Ocala AGO last November. Admission to the concert is free but a free-will offering will be taken. The American Guild of Organists is an organization with a national membership of over 20,000. Visit their website at www.agohq.org. For further information, call 352-537-0207. WRONG MAN RUNNNG By Alan Hruska Author Hruska began with an intriguing idea that quickly unravels. According to the opening of the novel Chief Assistant DA Eric Corinth who was once in private practice moves in a tight, sophisticated circle of talented, beautiful people, many of them drop dead gorgeous, accomplished women. So its alarming but not at first personally threatening when many of the women he knows and even dated are brutally assaulted by a sexual pervert wearing a ski mask and dark clothing. Successful lawyer, devoted father who is still loved by his ex-wife, Eric would seem to have a worry-free life. Then, incredibly, his superior at the DAs office sends for Erics file and finds some disturbing arrests for sexual misconduct. The truth is easily explained. Among Erics college friends, one for fun had urinated in public and another had flashed some teenage girls. Eric had been with them and arrested along with them. Only when presented with his file does he even remember the college pranks. Its funny, but when I left my firm to go to the DAs Office, neither incident entered my mind as a potential source of trouble. Id probably filed the first away as the sort of memory one wishes never to be reminded of, and the second, as a ricochet off the first. But based on his record and his acquaintance with the female victims, hes now a suspect. A bit of a stretch but so far OK. Then a series of illogical plot developments occur. First, hes pressured into joining a lineup and all the women identify him. Since the perpetrator was well disguised, this seems improbable. All the women comment on their attackers gait. Corinth after years of lugging a heavy briefcase does have a certain list to his walk but so do thousands of other executives he argues. Eric is certain that although everything is piling up against him, his timeline alibi will save him because his doorman Luis will attest to the facts that he was at home when the crimes occurred. But Luis does not speak the truth and actually supports the police version of the timeline. Its a head shaking moment for readers. Why wouldnt a smart guy like Eric check Luis immigration status and that of his enormous extended family? Take my word for it things just get worse and worse and more impossible to believe. I hate to see a promising idea hit the dust so fast but thats whats happened here. Pat Wellington is a retired English professor, freelance writer, and faculty member of On Top of the Worlds Master the Possibilities, who shares her passion for books with others. B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington Promising idea bites the dust Income Tax Preparation! 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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 Bahia Oaks to meet Bahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association holds their monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Freedom Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. This months meeting will be on Feb. 21. All Bahia Oaks Homeowners are invited to attend. Potato pancakes at PeaceThe 21st annual Potato Pancake supper will take place at Peace Lutheran Church on Feb. 21. Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 5 through 12, and there is no charge for children under the age of 5. This popular event features traditional potato pancakes or buttermilk pancakes, ham, fruit cup, dessert and beverage. Potato Pancakes are the traditional fare for Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, is the final day before the commencement of Lent, a Christian season leading up to Easter Sunday. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain milk, butter and eggs, foods which were once forbidden during Lent. Peace Lutheran Church, the church on the hill, is located at 7201 U.S. Highway 41 South, just north of Highway 40, five miles north of downtown Dunnellon. For more information, call the church office, 352-4895881 or visit PeaceLutheranOnline.org.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 throughout 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.org.Saturday, 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 352-624-9291 or check out the bands website at 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. Monday, Feb. 27 Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the Inverness Golf and Country Club on Monday, Feb. 27. Sign in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and the speaker follows a noon. Our speaker will be Karen Strouse of the Guardian Ad Litem Program. Our charity will be the Guardian Ad Litem Program and a cash donation is appreciated. Retired RNs wishing to attend should contact Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 by Wednesday, Feb. 22. Friday, February 10, 2012~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 www.smcitizen.com I take a certain amount of well deserved, if I say so myself, pride in keeping to a well organized schedule; my to-do-list. If it is on that list, I am going to do it, regardless of the difficulty attached. The trick is to get on that list which I guard with my very life. Not that I worship my todo-list, but I do reverence it with a great deal of deep personal appreciation. I think long and hard before anything appears on my todo-list. Once something is on my to-do-list, there it is for all and sundry to gape upon it. It is a deep honor for anything to be put on my to-do-list. Another reason I take my time in putting something on that list is that the only way it can come off is if I actually do it. After all, that list is not supposed to be stared at but rather to inspire activity on my part. The other night I was busy with my to do list going over each and every item with the utmost care hoping that St. Nick would soon be there. Each item on that list needs to be carefully scrutinized and sometimes even underlined for emphasis. Often I have to recalculate and sort out the items and give them new priorities. I must have been busily engaged for I did not hear the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage address me. Finally, it dawned on me that somebody, other than my inner conscience, was addressing me. I looked in her direction and said, Huh? I just said, she quipped, what are you so intently engaged in? Im working on my December to-do-list, I said with a touch of irritation in my voice for being interrupted during such delicate meditation. Youre working on what? My December to-dolist, I said trying to get back into my sphere of supersensitive concentration. There was silence for a bit and then my residential companion broke said silence by saying, You do know what month it is, dont you? With an air of sarcasm in my voice I answered, Of coarse I know what month it is. Its December and Im trying to sort out my to-dolist for the month. I think Ive got just about everything covered. Again, there was that silence that you could cut with a butter knife if you had one on your person. So, she said rather thoughtfully. You are completing your Decembers to-do-list. Is that right? I grunted my approval and continued with my ultra-concentration work at hand. I really have no time for nonsensical chitchat. My time is valuable; I have work that needs to be done. I cannot be side tracked by every little noise that comes up. I take great pride in working through my to-dolist each month. It gives me a great sense of satisfaction knowing that I am actually accomplishing something and I have the records to prove it. If somebody would ever come up to me and ask me to prove that I have been busily engaged in profitable activity, all I would have to do is show them my well documented to-do-list. I hate to bust your bubble, but I hate when people say they hate to do something and then they go right ahead and do it. I wanted to tell her to save herself a bucket of hate and refrain from busting my bubble, or whatever she was trying to bust at the time. Then, being the gentleman that I am, I allowed her to say what was on her mind. I hate to bust your bubble, but it is February not December. Now there was silence from my end of the room. Where on my calendar did the month of January go? Being the good-natured person that I am, I just burst out laughing. Boy, I said heartily, you almost got me with that one. Ill give that one to you. Then I went back to my work. But it is February, she said more sternly than I have heard her say anything for a long time. It is now February, not December. I had to pause. Normally she does not play tricks on me like this. Most of the time she is an upstanding person and always tells me the truth, even when there are times I do not want to hear the truth. Youre sure its February? She smiled one of those smiles that really irritates me and simply shook her head in the affirmative. I know I am an easy turkey to pluck, but this was actually serious. With the rather stunned tone to my voice I ask, Whatever happened to January? It was then the laughter started. I must say it has not subsided appreciably since. She has a way of rubbing things in when I am wrong. If the tables were turned, and they never are, I would not take advantage of such a situation. I swallowed my pride, which I have had a lot of practice doing, and began to realize I had been working on a false premise. It was actually February, time had gone by so quick and I was so busy I did not realize how fast it was going. In Ecclesiastes 3:1, the man of God says, To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. If you are too busy to know what time it is, you are too busy.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder Alzheimers caregivers can join support groupIf 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. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group. 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. 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Friday, February 10, 2012~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 www.smcitizen.com RELIGION Our Redeemer Lutheran Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will be conducting mid-week (Wednesday) services at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., beginning on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. The theme will be Sounds of the Passion. Everyone is invited for this interesting look (hearing) of the messages each Wednesday. The church is at 5200 S.W. State Road 200. For more information, call 352-237-2233. Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a special Shabbat service on Friday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, suite 303, in Ocala. The service will feature guest Rabbi Karen Allen from Daytona Beach. Rabbi Allen is an accomplished musician and cantor as well as a rabbi. Her effervescent style and love of Judaism have inspired congregations in the Florida area. Rabbi Allen is dedicated to the survival of Judaism in the world and believes there is a contemporary expression of Judaism that is perfect for each Jew and for each congregation and is committed to providing something of value to every person attending a service. Congregation Beth Israel warmly invites all to experience a Jewish Reconstructionist service and to be moved by Rabbi Allens teaching. For further information, contact Judi 352-237-8277 or visit us on the web: bethisraelocala.org. 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 CommunityThe 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 CountyFriday, Feb. 10: Forever Young Group All Church Valentine Dinner, 6 p.m. Catered dinner, $7 per person. Dinner is followed by fun and games including BUNCO! Saturday, Feb. 11: Mens Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12: Friendship Fellowship Sunday, Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. After the Worship Service join in our Friendship Fellowship Meal featuring Valentine favorites of our members. Wednesday, Feb. 15: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org. PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE12 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You dont like rejection. But instead of trying to ram your ideas through to an unreceptive audience, stand back and wait for a more favorable environment later this month. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Job commitments call for the tidy Taurean to charge into those problem-plagued projects and get them into shape. Then go ahead and enjoy the fun and friendships of your expanding social life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The pressures of the workplace are beginning to ease. While you still need to stay connected to your ongoing commitments, youll be able to take more time to relax with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel that you need to prove how much you can do. But be careful not to take on more than you can handle, or you risk being bogged down. An Aries has a message for you. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Financially it could be a little tight for a while. So resist the urge to splurge on things you dont really need. There will be time enough to indulge yourself when the money squeeze eases later this month. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You demand trust from others. 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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 Pot Luck 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.Breakfast at the Moose Each Sunday in February from 9 to 11:30 a.m. a full individual menu is offered, including eggs any style, choice of meats, potatoes, toast, juice, coffee and more at a great price. Check it out before or after church. The lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., Phone is 352-854-2200.Tuesday, Feb. 14 Maine Day celebration set The annual Maine Day celebration will be Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Beverly Hills Recreation Hall, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., serving starts at 11:30. The cost is $5 per person plus a casserole or salad to share. There will be coffee, iced tea, lemonade and dessert. Place settings will be provided. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Entertainment will be by Carol Kline, singer. For more information, call Mary Lou at 352-795-9181. Bring a friend or neighbor, whether they are from Maine or not. 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. 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 support the Lodge and its charitable endeavors. Everyone is welcome with a variety of lunch selections available. The lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance to Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2200. 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 352-873-3631. Tickets are available for tables of eight or more. This is a sellout event. Saturday, Feb. 18 Beth Israel hosts games Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to a social evening of games and fun on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The program will feature a short Havdalah service followed by a light dinner of bagels and cream cheese and other delicious fare. Bring your own board games such as dominoes, ma jong, Monopoly, etc. or just come for the fun! The cost is $6 per person and reservations must made by calling Shirley at 352-873-6186 or by email: thegottfrieds@aol.com. 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 at 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen at 352 347-8362. Friday, February 10, 2012~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 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. Feb. 22 is Ash Wednesday and worship service will be at 6:45 p.m. The Wednesday night Lenten Services theme will be Dark Nights of the Soul. Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the messages on such topics as Alone in Sin, Lonely, Cold, Breathless, Lost, In Pain, and Alone-Again. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. Pastor Holloways messages will be on Fear of the World, Fear of My Own Way, Fear of God, Fear of the Holy Spirit and Fear of Light. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call the church office at 352854-4509 ext 221. 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. RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Read the classifieds Special Olympics scheduled Feb. 22-29; volunteers neededHundreds of local student athletes gather later this month at Forest High School for Marion Countys 40th annual Special Olympics Games. But upwards of 500 high school and community volunteers are needed to provide the manpower to make these games possible. Volunteers serve as timers, recorders, award presenters, measurers, ball retrievers, catchers, parade line-up partners, and more. Because they have direct student contact, all volunteers must be pre-registered with the school district. Athletes are paired with student volunteers from local high schools to cheer them on and offer words of encouragement. Opening day is set for 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, with continuing games on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 28-29, from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. As many as 450 school-based athletes will compete inside Forest High Schools football stadium located at 5000 SE Maricamp Road near Ocala. This annual tradition offers students with special needs the opportunity to excel based on their own abilities. The Games take place on three separate days. Each day begins with Opening Ceremonies at 9:45AM and features: Wednesday, Feb. 22 elementary school student athletes (rain date is Feb. 24); Tuesday, Feb. 28 middle school and Hillcrest student athletes (rain date is March 1); Wednesday, Feb. 29 high school and Hillcrest student athletes (rain date is March 2). For more information or to volunteer, contact Lynn Brantley, Special Olympics Coordinator, at 352-671-1434 or e-mail her at Lynn.Brantley@marion.k12.fl.us. Community calendar Read the classifieds Calendar continues on Page 19 000A82Q ALL FAITH CREMATION SOCIETY 000AI80 Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. 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T uesday is Valentines Day. In ancient Rome this day was a pagan holiday in honor of Juno, the goddess of women and marriage and the queen of the Roman gods and goddesses. Later it became a holiday named after a priest. According to church tradition St. Valentine was a priest near Rome about the year 270 A.D. While historical details of Valentines Day are unclear, we do know that across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. Cupids visit to Pun Alley left some lovely stories as well as some others when Cupid was slinging pointy barbs instead of arrows. Todays romancesSo my daughter has consented to become your wife. Have you fixed the day of the wedding? I will leave that to my fiance. Will you have a church or a private wedding? Her mother can decide that, sir. What will you have to live on? I will leave that entirely to you, sir. Seniors?She lay in bed, blissfully happy on this, the first morning of her longdreamed-of honeymoon. Darling, she called as she heard him puttering around in the bathroom. Did you brush your teeth yet? Yes, he cooed. And while I was at it I brushed yours too. Really a card When Mike walked into the small town post office a week before Valentines day, he couldnt help noticing a middle-aged, balding man standing in a corner sticking Love stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them. Then the man opened a bottle of perfume and sprayed scent over the envelopes. By now Mikes curiosity had got the better of him, and so he asked the man what he was doing. The man replied, Im sending out 500 Valentine cards signed, Guess who? But why? asked Mike. Im a divorce lawyer.Arrows and barbsThe girl fell in love with a one-legged detective. But she ended the affair because she wanted the sleuth, the whole, sleuth, and nothing but the sleuth. Did you ever catch your husband flirting? the young woman was asked. I certainly did, was the reply. Thats how I caught him. Just think; if it werent for marriage, men would go through life thinking they had no faults at all. Joan: Did you hear Erica is marrying her Xray specialist? Jane: Well, shes lucky. Nobody else could ever see anything in her. Theyre making wedding rings lighter and thinner these days. In the old days they were meant to last a lifetime. He who marries a chicken gets henpecked. He: There are an awful lot of girls who dont want to get married. She: How do you know? He: Ive asked them. I almost had a psychic girlfriend, but she left me before we met. Statistics show that the eyesight of boys is superior to that of girls. Yeh! I know. I fell for a girl last summer who cant see me at all. If I ask my girlfriend to marry me over the phone, does that count as giving her a ring? Ill never ask another woman to marry me as long as I live. Refused again? No, accepted. This guy kissed his girlfriend in the fog and mist. Girl to her boyfriend: One kiss and Ill be yours forever. The guy replied: Thanks for the early warning. Sole adviceThe cute-looking young chick came to work one morning sporting an engagement ring. One of the older women, after admiring it, said, Take my advice, and dont give in to him too easily. Demand your rights. When I got married I made my husband quit smoking and drinking. And did he? asked the sweet young thing. I dont know, said the older woman. I havent seen him for ten years. Accounting for loveAlan, a certified public accountant, works 15-hour days for the first few months of the year. In spite of his hectic schedule he ordered Valentines Day flowers for his sweetheart. While pondering what to write on the card, he thought of the many hours of work still ahead of him. His note read: Roses are red, violets are blue. If I werent thinking of you, Id probably be through. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Friday, February 10, 2012~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Cupid pays a Valentines visit to Pun Alley P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Read the classifieds Y ou probably already know that there was an increase in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) monthly payments at the beginning of the year. If you receive monthly Social Security or SSI payments, you received a 3.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment beginning with your payment for the month of January 2012. For people who receive Social Security retirement benefits, theres more good news. In addition to receiving a little more each month, you may now earn more income without offsetting your benefits because the earnings test numbers also have gone up. If you have reached your full retirement age (age 66 for anyone born between 1943 and 1954), the earnings test does not apply and you may earn as much money as you can without any effect on your benefits. However, if you are younger than full retirement age, collecting benefits and still working, we do offset some of your benefit amount after you reach a certain earnings limit. For people under full retirement age in 2012, the annual exempt amount is $14,640, and if you do reach that limit, we withhold $1 for every $2 above that limit from your monthly benefit amount. For people who retired early, continue working and will obtain full retirement age in 2012, the annual exempt amount is $38,880 and we will withhold $1 for every $3 you earn over the limit from your monthly benefits. You can learn more about the earnings test and how benefits may be reduced by visiting our website, www.socialsecurity.gov, and searching on the topic earnings test. Find out what your full retirement age is at our Retirement Age page, www.socialsecurity.gov/pu bs/ageincrease.htm. You also may want to read our publication, How Work Affects Your Benefits. Its available at www.socialsecurity.gov/pu bs/10069.html. Adon Williams is district manager for Social Security in Ocala. Earn (and keep) more money S OCIAL SECURITY A W Adon Williams The six local Rotary clubs have joined forces to raise funds for the Ocala Discovery Center, while providing a good time for the children who are enjoying the Center and who will continue to benefit from its programs. Feb. 11 is the date for the Rotary Discovery Fest, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., outside of the building at Tuscawilla Park. There will be games, activities and great food for your entire family. Tickets will be available at the gate. Children get in for free if they are 5 years old or younger. Tickets are only $5 for children between 6 and 12 years and $10 if 13 years or older. The Ocala Discovery Center moved into the old Armory building in 2009 after the ground floor was renovated. Now its time to renovate the second floor (which was used as a basketball court and volleyball court when the building originally opened in 1941) and to install an elevator to allow access for the disabled. The new second floor will provide space for traveling exhibits and educational gatherings. Money raised during the Discovery Fest will be added to the $20,000 already donated by Rotarians early last year. For more information go to www.mydiscoverycenter.org. Rotary is the worlds oldest service organization. The Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest meets on Tuesday mornings at 7:45 in Suite 240 at the West Marion Community Hospital Doctors Office Building. Come and experience Rotary while enjoying a tasty complimentary breakfast. Rotary Discovery Center to hold childrens event Unique opportunity with the Hospice of Marion County Journey SingersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. The Journey Singers offer songs for healing and comfort at the bedside of the ill or dying. Our a capella group offers music that includes liturgical, secular, calming and melodic pieces. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. at the Hospice Education Center. If you have experience singing in four-part harmony and have a compassionate heart, please call Kathy Berning at 352873-7441 for more details. 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BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Entertainment, travel opportunities, and baseball are the focus of this weeks OTOW Happenings. The Entertainment GroupAnother sold out Entertainment Group show is in the making when the New Dawn Singers make their third appearance on the OTOW stage on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. The reserved section was sold out the first three days of ticket selling. Ticket price for the general section is $8 and will be on sale Feb 13, 15 and 17. Mark your calendar. You do not want to miss the New Dawn Singers as they present their Branson-type show. Travel ToppersSome seats are still available for the Strawberry Festival at Plant City on Monday, March 5. This popular festival includes exhibits, free entertainment and delicious strawberries. Call Mary Lee Coleman at 352-237-9124 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to reserve your seat. The trip includes coach, entrance fee, and driver tip. You must purchase your own food. Enjoy a delicious buffet and watch the horses run at Tampa Downs on Saturday, April 7. This trip includes coach, meal, and tips for meal and driver. Good luck on your wagers! Reservations began on Monday. Call Pat Hood at 352-237-8533 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fun Time TravelersFun Time Travelers has some interesting upcoming trips you wont want to miss! These include the following: April 16 to 27: This is an 11-day trip on the Holland American Maasdam which will go to six ports, spending all day on the Southern Caribbean. In each port, bus, taxes, and port charges are included, plus a cocktail party and ship board credit. May 1 to 4: Sarasota, Florida is the destination for this three-night journey on the beach at a wonderful resort. Included in this trip is a visit to Ringling Museum, Shelby Gardens, and St. Armands Circle for shopping and lunch, two dinners, and three breakfasts. Included is entrance to both attractions and the bus. There will be time to lounge on the beach and to shop. Call Marlene Kaiser for information and reservations at 352-369-3341 or 352-843-4133. OTOW SoftballIt looks like it might be a battle between Great Clips and the Dr. Dunn team, as misfortune has struck the remaining teams. Injuries have hampered Cebert Wealth and Wide Way, while the younger Tee Pee Tire team has lost their long ball hitter for a couple of more weeks. The only other team that seems to have a chance of gaining ground is Florida Eye, but although they have a good team, they have been inconsistent with their hitting. There still are quite a number of games to go as we play into the beginning of May, so anything can happen! The injured players are starting to recuperate and should be coming back soon with the hope that it will start turning around some teams. There still is the flair of awesomeness among the players, as you see them running after fly balls and making shoe string catches and cutting down players at the plate. Its a great game and enjoyable to watch. Standings Great Clips-Angelo 18-7 Dr. Dunn-Mary 16-9 Florida Eye-Roger 14-11 Tee Pee Tire-Ken 10-15 Cebert Wealth-Bill 9-16 Wiseway-Jimmy 7-18Friday, February 10, 2012~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, February 10, 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 New Dawn Singers to appear on Saturday, Feb. 25 OTOW HAPPENINGS Rib cookout These were some of the volunteers who helped cook slabs of ribs for the Sheriffs Office charity sale last weekend.PHOTO BY RON RATNER Lenten Series on Civil Discourse Civil 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. Massages scheduled for publicCommunity Technical & Adult Educations (CTAE) Student Massage Clinic is now scheduling massages for the general public at only $20 for a 50-minute appointment, continuing to May 16. Massages are available by appointment only, on Mondays and Wednesdays, at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. The clinic allows students to earn the required clinical hours to complete the program, and test to become licensed massage therapist. The clinic is overseen by a licensed massage therapist. All massages are performed by students. To schedule a massage, please call 352-671-7200, extension 56801. Read the classifieds 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 000AHOH 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. 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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 Just Like These Mythological Creatures $ 399 00 Hearing Aids Probably Dont Exist. www.nutechhearing.com 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Ocala Next to Chilis 352-419-7911 3161C E G ulf to L ake H wy. I nverness 1/2 mile east of Walmart Call or come in today! M-F 9:00 to 4:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed Call 24/7 Operators Standing By 000AIPC X-Mini $ 795 00 3-Year Warranty Water Resistant Digital Wireless 8 Bands Fits Up To Severe Hearing Loss NO COST CONSULTATION NO COST HEARING TEST LOOK! 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BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Entertainment, travel opportunities, and baseball are the focus of this weeks OTOW Happenings. The Entertainment GroupAnother sold out Entertainment Group show is in the making when the New Dawn Singers make their third appearance on the OTOW stage on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. The reserved section was sold out the first three days of ticket selling. Ticket price for the general section is $8 and will be on sale Feb 13, 15 and 17. Mark your calendar. You do not want to miss the New Dawn Singers as they present their Branson-type show. Travel ToppersSome seats are still available for the Strawberry Festival at Plant City on Monday, March 5. This popular festival includes exhibits, free entertainment and delicious strawberries. Call Mary Lee Coleman at 352-237-9124 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to reserve your seat. The trip includes coach, entrance fee, and driver tip. You must purchase your own food. Enjoy a delicious buffet and watch the horses run at Tampa Downs on Saturday, April 7. This trip includes coach, meal, and tips for meal and driver. Good luck on your wagers! Reservations began on Monday. Call Pat Hood at 352-237-8533 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fun Time TravelersFun Time Travelers has some interesting upcoming trips you wont want to miss! These include the following: April 16 to 27: This is an 11-day trip on the Holland American Maasdam which will go to six ports, spending all day on the Southern Caribbean. In each port, bus, taxes, and port charges are included, plus a cocktail party and ship board credit. May 1 to 4: Sarasota, Florida is the destination for this three-night journey on the beach at a wonderful resort. Included in this trip is a visit to Ringling Museum, Shelby Gardens, and St. Armands Circle for shopping and lunch, two dinners, and three breakfasts. Included is entrance to both attractions and the bus. There will be time to lounge on the beach and to shop. Call Marlene Kaiser for information and reservations at 352-369-3341 or 352-843-4133. OTOW SoftballIt looks like it might be a battle between Great Clips and the Dr. Dunn team, as misfortune has struck the remaining teams. Injuries have hampered Cebert Wealth and Wide Way, while the younger Tee Pee Tire team has lost their long ball hitter for a couple of more weeks. The only other team that seems to have a chance of gaining ground is Florida Eye, but although they have a good team, they have been inconsistent with their hitting. There still are quite a number of games to go as we play into the beginning of May, so anything can happen! The injured players are starting to recuperate and should be coming back soon with the hope that it will start turning around some teams. There still is the flair of awesomeness among the players, as you see them running after fly balls and making shoe string catches and cutting down players at the plate. Its a great game and enjoyable to watch. Standings Great Clips-Angelo 18-7 Dr. Dunn-Mary 16-9 Florida Eye-Roger 14-11 Tee Pee Tire-Ken 10-15 Cebert Wealth-Bill 9-16 Wiseway-Jimmy 7-18Friday, February 10, 2012~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, February 10, 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 New Dawn Singers to appear on Saturday, Feb. 25 OTOW HAPPENINGS Rib cookout These were some of the volunteers who helped cook slabs of ribs for the Sheriffs Office charity sale last weekend.PHOTO BY RON RATNER Lenten Series on Civil Discourse Civil 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. Massages scheduled for publicCommunity Technical & Adult Educations (CTAE) Student Massage Clinic is now scheduling massages for the general public at only $20 for a 50-minute appointment, continuing to May 16. Massages are available by appointment only, on Mondays and Wednesdays, at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. The clinic allows students to earn the required clinical hours to complete the program, and test to become licensed massage therapist. The clinic is overseen by a licensed massage therapist. All massages are performed by students. To schedule a massage, please call 352-671-7200, extension 56801. Read the classifieds 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 000AHOH 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 Just Like These Mythological Creatures $ 399 00 Hearing Aids Probably Dont Exist. www.nutechhearing.com 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Ocala Next to Chilis 352-419-7911 3161C E G ulf to L ake H wy. I nverness 1/2 mile east of Walmart Call or come in today! M-F 9:00 to 4:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed Call 24/7 Operators Standing By 000AIPC X-Mini $ 795 00 3-Year Warranty Water Resistant Digital Wireless 8 Bands Fits Up To Severe Hearing Loss NO COST CONSULTATION NO COST HEARING TEST LOOK! 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T uesday is Valentines Day. In ancient Rome this day was a pagan holiday in honor of Juno, the goddess of women and marriage and the queen of the Roman gods and goddesses. Later it became a holiday named after a priest. According to church tradition St. Valentine was a priest near Rome about the year 270 A.D. While historical details of Valentines Day are unclear, we do know that across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. Cupids visit to Pun Alley left some lovely stories as well as some others when Cupid was slinging pointy barbs instead of arrows. Todays romancesSo my daughter has consented to become your wife. Have you fixed the day of the wedding? I will leave that to my fiance. Will you have a church or a private wedding? Her mother can decide that, sir. What will you have to live on? I will leave that entirely to you, sir. Seniors?She lay in bed, blissfully happy on this, the first morning of her longdreamed-of honeymoon. Darling, she called as she heard him puttering around in the bathroom. Did you brush your teeth yet? Yes, he cooed. And while I was at it I brushed yours too. Really a card When Mike walked into the small town post office a week before Valentines day, he couldnt help noticing a middle-aged, balding man standing in a corner sticking Love stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them. Then the man opened a bottle of perfume and sprayed scent over the envelopes. By now Mikes curiosity had got the better of him, and so he asked the man what he was doing. The man replied, Im sending out 500 Valentine cards signed, Guess who? But why? asked Mike. Im a divorce lawyer.Arrows and barbsThe girl fell in love with a one-legged detective. But she ended the affair because she wanted the sleuth, the whole, sleuth, and nothing but the sleuth. Did you ever catch your husband flirting? the young woman was asked. I certainly did, was the reply. Thats how I caught him. Just think; if it werent for marriage, men would go through life thinking they had no faults at all. Joan: Did you hear Erica is marrying her Xray specialist? Jane: Well, shes lucky. Nobody else could ever see anything in her. Theyre making wedding rings lighter and thinner these days. In the old days they were meant to last a lifetime. He who marries a chicken gets henpecked. He: There are an awful lot of girls who dont want to get married. She: How do you know? He: Ive asked them. I almost had a psychic girlfriend, but she left me before we met. Statistics show that the eyesight of boys is superior to that of girls. Yeh! I know. I fell for a girl last summer who cant see me at all. If I ask my girlfriend to marry me over the phone, does that count as giving her a ring? Ill never ask another woman to marry me as long as I live. Refused again? No, accepted. This guy kissed his girlfriend in the fog and mist. Girl to her boyfriend: One kiss and Ill be yours forever. The guy replied: Thanks for the early warning. Sole adviceThe cute-looking young chick came to work one morning sporting an engagement ring. One of the older women, after admiring it, said, Take my advice, and dont give in to him too easily. Demand your rights. When I got married I made my husband quit smoking and drinking. And did he? asked the sweet young thing. I dont know, said the older woman. I havent seen him for ten years. Accounting for loveAlan, a certified public accountant, works 15-hour days for the first few months of the year. In spite of his hectic schedule he ordered Valentines Day flowers for his sweetheart. While pondering what to write on the card, he thought of the many hours of work still ahead of him. His note read: Roses are red, violets are blue. If I werent thinking of you, Id probably be through. Dick and his wife Jane live in Oak Run. Friday, February 10, 2012~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Cupid pays a Valentines visit to Pun Alley P UN ALLEY D F Dick Frank Read the classifieds Y ou probably already know that there was an increase in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) monthly payments at the beginning of the year. If you receive monthly Social Security or SSI payments, you received a 3.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment beginning with your payment for the month of January 2012. For people who receive Social Security retirement benefits, theres more good news. In addition to receiving a little more each month, you may now earn more income without offsetting your benefits because the earnings test numbers also have gone up. If you have reached your full retirement age (age 66 for anyone born between 1943 and 1954), the earnings test does not apply and you may earn as much money as you can without any effect on your benefits. However, if you are younger than full retirement age, collecting benefits and still working, we do offset some of your benefit amount after you reach a certain earnings limit. For people under full retirement age in 2012, the annual exempt amount is $14,640, and if you do reach that limit, we withhold $1 for every $2 above that limit from your monthly benefit amount. For people who retired early, continue working and will obtain full retirement age in 2012, the annual exempt amount is $38,880 and we will withhold $1 for every $3 you earn over the limit from your monthly benefits. You can learn more about the earnings test and how benefits may be reduced by visiting our website, www.socialsecurity.gov, and searching on the topic earnings test. Find out what your full retirement age is at our Retirement Age page, www.socialsecurity.gov/pu bs/ageincrease.htm. You also may want to read our publication, How Work Affects Your Benefits. 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Now its time to renovate the second floor (which was used as a basketball court and volleyball court when the building originally opened in 1941) and to install an elevator to allow access for the disabled. The new second floor will provide space for traveling exhibits and educational gatherings. Money raised during the Discovery Fest will be added to the $20,000 already donated by Rotarians early last year. For more information go to www.mydiscoverycenter.org. Rotary is the worlds oldest service organization. The Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest meets on Tuesday mornings at 7:45 in Suite 240 at the West Marion Community Hospital Doctors Office Building. Come and experience Rotary while enjoying a tasty complimentary breakfast. Rotary Discovery Center to hold childrens event Unique opportunity with the Hospice of Marion County Journey SingersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. 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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 Pot Luck 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.Breakfast at the Moose Each Sunday in February from 9 to 11:30 a.m. a full individual menu is offered, including eggs any style, choice of meats, potatoes, toast, juice, coffee and more at a great price. Check it out before or after church. The lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., Phone is 352-854-2200.Tuesday, Feb. 14 Maine Day celebration set The annual Maine Day celebration will be Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Beverly Hills Recreation Hall, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., serving starts at 11:30. The cost is $5 per person plus a casserole or salad to share. There will be coffee, iced tea, lemonade and dessert. Place settings will be provided. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Entertainment will be by Carol Kline, singer. For more information, call Mary Lou at 352-795-9181. Bring a friend or neighbor, whether they are from Maine or not. 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. 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 support the Lodge and its charitable endeavors. Everyone is welcome with a variety of lunch selections available. The lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance to Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2200. 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 352-873-3631. Tickets are available for tables of eight or more. This is a sellout event. Saturday, Feb. 18 Beth Israel hosts games Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to a social evening of games and fun on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The program will feature a short Havdalah service followed by a light dinner of bagels and cream cheese and other delicious fare. Bring your own board games such as dominoes, ma jong, Monopoly, etc. or just come for the fun! The cost is $6 per person and reservations must made by calling Shirley at 352-873-6186 or by email: thegottfrieds@aol.com. 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 at 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen at 352 347-8362. Friday, February 10, 2012~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 www.smcitizen.com 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. Feb. 22 is Ash Wednesday and worship service will be at 6:45 p.m. The Wednesday night Lenten Services theme will be Dark Nights of the Soul. Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the messages on such topics as Alone in Sin, Lonely, Cold, Breathless, Lost, In Pain, and Alone-Again. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. Pastor Holloways messages will be on Fear of the World, Fear of My Own Way, Fear of God, Fear of the Holy Spirit and Fear of Light. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call the church office at 352854-4509 ext 221. 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. RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Read the classifieds Special Olympics scheduled Feb. 22-29; volunteers neededHundreds of local student athletes gather later this month at Forest High School for Marion Countys 40th annual Special Olympics Games. But upwards of 500 high school and community volunteers are needed to provide the manpower to make these games possible. Volunteers serve as timers, recorders, award presenters, measurers, ball retrievers, catchers, parade line-up partners, and more. Because they have direct student contact, all volunteers must be pre-registered with the school district. Athletes are paired with student volunteers from local high schools to cheer them on and offer words of encouragement. Opening day is set for 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, with continuing games on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 28-29, from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. As many as 450 school-based athletes will compete inside Forest High Schools football stadium located at 5000 SE Maricamp Road near Ocala. This annual tradition offers students with special needs the opportunity to excel based on their own abilities. The Games take place on three separate days. 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Friday, February 10, 2012~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 www.smcitizen.com RELIGION Our Redeemer Lutheran Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will be conducting mid-week (Wednesday) services at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., beginning on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. The theme will be Sounds of the Passion. Everyone is invited for this interesting look (hearing) of the messages each Wednesday. The church is at 5200 S.W. State Road 200. For more information, call 352-237-2233. Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a special Shabbat service on Friday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, suite 303, in Ocala. The service will feature guest Rabbi Karen Allen from Daytona Beach. Rabbi Allen is an accomplished musician and cantor as well as a rabbi. Her effervescent style and love of Judaism have inspired congregations in the Florida area. Rabbi Allen is dedicated to the survival of Judaism in the world and believes there is a contemporary expression of Judaism that is perfect for each Jew and for each congregation and is committed to providing something of value to every person attending a service. Congregation Beth Israel warmly invites all to experience a Jewish Reconstructionist service and to be moved by Rabbi Allens teaching. For further information, contact Judi 352-237-8277 or visit us on the web: bethisraelocala.org. 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 CommunityThe 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 CountyFriday, Feb. 10: Forever Young Group All Church Valentine Dinner, 6 p.m. Catered dinner, $7 per person. Dinner is followed by fun and games including BUNCO! Saturday, Feb. 11: Mens Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12: Friendship Fellowship Sunday, Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. After the Worship Service join in our Friendship Fellowship Meal featuring Valentine favorites of our members. Wednesday, Feb. 15: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org. PLEASESEERELIGION PAGE12 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You dont like rejection. But instead of trying to ram your ideas through to an unreceptive audience, stand back and wait for a more favorable environment later this month. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Job commitments call for the tidy Taurean to charge into those problem-plagued projects and get them into shape. Then go ahead and enjoy the fun and friendships of your expanding social life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The pressures of the workplace are beginning to ease. While you still need to stay connected to your ongoing commitments, youll be able to take more time to relax with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel that you need to prove how much you can do. But be careful not to take on more than you can handle, or you risk being bogged down. An Aries has a message for you. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Financially it could be a little tight for a while. So resist the urge to splurge on things you dont really need. There will be time enough to indulge yourself when the money squeeze eases later this month. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You demand trust from others. 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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 Bahia Oaks to meet Bahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association holds their monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Freedom Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. This months meeting will be on Feb. 21. All Bahia Oaks Homeowners are invited to attend. Potato pancakes at PeaceThe 21st annual Potato Pancake supper will take place at Peace Lutheran Church on Feb. 21. Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 5 through 12, and there is no charge for children under the age of 5. This popular event features traditional potato pancakes or buttermilk pancakes, ham, fruit cup, dessert and beverage. Potato Pancakes are the traditional fare for Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, is the final day before the commencement of Lent, a Christian season leading up to Easter Sunday. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain milk, butter and eggs, foods which were once forbidden during Lent. Peace Lutheran Church, the church on the hill, is located at 7201 U.S. Highway 41 South, just north of Highway 40, five miles north of downtown Dunnellon. For more information, call the church office, 352-4895881 or visit PeaceLutheranOnline.org.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 throughout 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.org.Saturday, 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 352-624-9291 or check out the bands website at 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. Monday, Feb. 27 Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the Inverness Golf and Country Club on Monday, Feb. 27. Sign in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and the speaker follows a noon. Our speaker will be Karen Strouse of the Guardian Ad Litem Program. Our charity will be the Guardian Ad Litem Program and a cash donation is appreciated. Retired RNs wishing to attend should contact Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 by Wednesday, Feb. 22. Friday, February 10, 2012~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 www.smcitizen.com I take a certain amount of well deserved, if I say so myself, pride in keeping to a well organized schedule; my to-do-list. If it is on that list, I am going to do it, regardless of the difficulty attached. The trick is to get on that list which I guard with my very life. Not that I worship my todo-list, but I do reverence it with a great deal of deep personal appreciation. I think long and hard before anything appears on my todo-list. Once something is on my to-do-list, there it is for all and sundry to gape upon it. It is a deep honor for anything to be put on my to-do-list. Another reason I take my time in putting something on that list is that the only way it can come off is if I actually do it. After all, that list is not supposed to be stared at but rather to inspire activity on my part. The other night I was busy with my to do list going over each and every item with the utmost care hoping that St. Nick would soon be there. Each item on that list needs to be carefully scrutinized and sometimes even underlined for emphasis. Often I have to recalculate and sort out the items and give them new priorities. I must have been busily engaged for I did not hear the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage address me. Finally, it dawned on me that somebody, other than my inner conscience, was addressing me. I looked in her direction and said, Huh? I just said, she quipped, what are you so intently engaged in? Im working on my December to-do-list, I said with a touch of irritation in my voice for being interrupted during such delicate meditation. Youre working on what? My December to-dolist, I said trying to get back into my sphere of supersensitive concentration. There was silence for a bit and then my residential companion broke said silence by saying, You do know what month it is, dont you? With an air of sarcasm in my voice I answered, Of coarse I know what month it is. Its December and Im trying to sort out my to-dolist for the month. I think Ive got just about everything covered. Again, there was that silence that you could cut with a butter knife if you had one on your person. So, she said rather thoughtfully. You are completing your Decembers to-do-list. Is that right? I grunted my approval and continued with my ultra-concentration work at hand. I really have no time for nonsensical chitchat. My time is valuable; I have work that needs to be done. I cannot be side tracked by every little noise that comes up. I take great pride in working through my to-dolist each month. It gives me a great sense of satisfaction knowing that I am actually accomplishing something and I have the records to prove it. If somebody would ever come up to me and ask me to prove that I have been busily engaged in profitable activity, all I would have to do is show them my well documented to-do-list. I hate to bust your bubble, but I hate when people say they hate to do something and then they go right ahead and do it. I wanted to tell her to save herself a bucket of hate and refrain from busting my bubble, or whatever she was trying to bust at the time. Then, being the gentleman that I am, I allowed her to say what was on her mind. I hate to bust your bubble, but it is February not December. Now there was silence from my end of the room. Where on my calendar did the month of January go? Being the good-natured person that I am, I just burst out laughing. Boy, I said heartily, you almost got me with that one. Ill give that one to you. Then I went back to my work. But it is February, she said more sternly than I have heard her say anything for a long time. It is now February, not December. I had to pause. Normally she does not play tricks on me like this. Most of the time she is an upstanding person and always tells me the truth, even when there are times I do not want to hear the truth. Youre sure its February? She smiled one of those smiles that really irritates me and simply shook her head in the affirmative. I know I am an easy turkey to pluck, but this was actually serious. With the rather stunned tone to my voice I ask, Whatever happened to January? It was then the laughter started. I must say it has not subsided appreciably since. She has a way of rubbing things in when I am wrong. If the tables were turned, and they never are, I would not take advantage of such a situation. I swallowed my pride, which I have had a lot of practice doing, and began to realize I had been working on a false premise. It was actually February, time had gone by so quick and I was so busy I did not realize how fast it was going. In Ecclesiastes 3:1, the man of God says, To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. If you are too busy to know what time it is, you are too busy.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder Alzheimers caregivers can join support groupIf 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. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group. 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. 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Friday, February 10, 2012~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 www.smcitizen.com making other departments also participate. The Administration has for the past several months decried cuts of federal spending that was paying for local police, fire, and teachers. These are local responsibilities. Isnt it time for us to decry cuts of the ultimate first responders our Service men and women. After all, the Preamble to the Constitution says: Provide for the Common Defense, Promote the general welfare not the other way around. Something to think about. Mike Emig Air Force Association Ocala No education is dangerousOften promoters of abortion are so involved with their personal agenda that they fail to consider all facets of the subject. Recently, a womans letter regarding abortion was published by another local newspaper. In her letter and in her own words she demands an end to attacks on the rights of women. She fails to recognize that approximately half of all aborted unborn are women. So her defense is only for the rights of a special group of women, but not for all women. She defends the issue of privacy and personal choice for women, but the defense is limited to this special group, the already-born women. This is the typical and lame argument that is regularly heard from the abortion industry. All opinion polls show that more than half of society today consider themselves against abortion to some degree. These opinions include not just right wing Republicans but Independents and thinking Democrats. It is not just opinions based on religious beliefs, but is based on research which spans the spectrum of scientific beliefs. Current sonogram science reveals the development of the unborn and removes all doubt concerning the personhood at the earliest gestation level. It is said that a little education can be dangerous; no education is even more dangerous, especially to the unborn. Mabel Ryan President Life Education Ministry, Inc. Ocala Say no to evilCan we all agree that Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Fidel, etc. were evil, and wrought untold misery during their sojourn on this earth. Why, then are some so blind to the new crop of misery merchants of today, hell-bent on another wave of misery, and killing? It is about to happen again, and LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 the useful idiots are yelling Bring it on. There so much literature out there spelling out the shenanigans of the Power Lusters, and Useful Idiots in each generation. We are no exception. We have our Power Lusters, and Useful Idiots. Are they going to get away with it again, or, will it stop with this generation? From the looks of things, this will not be the smart generation who puts a stop to mayhem, and slaughter. Humans seem to be oblivious to evil. How many times do we have to see piles of skulls, or bodies to learn what that means? This is acceptable human behavior? Is that what you want? Fighting over a few trillion dollars is not worth one ounce of freedom. Humans have striven for centuries for freedom, and there are those who would sell it for a few paltry dollars. How short sighted. Who would you rather believe, and put your trust in: God or Power Lusters, or, Useful Idiots? If you choose God, he might just need a little help from each one of us. We need to just say no to evil. D.I. Larson Ocala Learn about candidates As an elderly person I would like to live without loss of affordable food, shelter, clothing, Social Security and Medicare. I want my children, my grandchildren and their successive progeny to be able to live when they are elderly. Many corporations no longer pay taxes. I want to vote for a person who has voted for me. I do not want to vote for a person who sounds good but never voted for me in spite of what they say when they talk into the camera. I do not care who that person is or what designation they carry. Only the past votes count because what they did in the past is what they will do in the future. You cant learn the truth from a debate similar to a TV show. You can find out on your computer, name complaint. Alan Gold Ocala Read the classifieds HOW THEY VOTED STOCK ActVote Passed (96-3, 1 Not Voting) This Senate bill would strengthen rules prohibiting lawmakers, Capitol Hill staff and some executive branch officials from using confidential information to buy or sell stocks. The House is expected to take up the bill this week. Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted YES Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act Vote Passed (267-159, 6 Not Voting) The House voted to repeal the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) program, a provision in the 2010 health care law that was intended to provide long-term care but was suspended after the Department of Health and Human Services determined it could not be solvent for 75 years as required by the law. The bills future in the Senate is unclear. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YES Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011Vote Passed (242-179, 11 Not Voting) This House measure would require the CBO to assess a bills impact on long-term economic growth. The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YES Baseline Reform Act of 2011Vote Passed (235-177, 20 Not Voting) This House bill would stop the Congressional Budget Office from incorporating inflation increases into its spending projections. The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YES FAA Modernization and Reform ActVote Passed (248-169, 15 Not Voting) The House passed this conference report authorizing $15.9 billion per year through 2015 for the Federal Aviation Administration. The Senate is scheduled to take up the measure this week. Republican Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Daniel Webster voted YESReceived from MegaVote. Compiled by Alan Gold. Tuesday, Feb. 28 Breast cancer survivors meetThe Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. We meet at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Room 104. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 28. At this meeting, Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director at On Top of the World, will speak to us about fall prevention. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904. Friday, March 2 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. Saturday, March 3 T ee T ime for T ots Community 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. S h o w time for S w eet Adelines Music lovers need to mark your calendars for the Summer Springs Sweet Adelines Chorus annual show, Saturday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in the First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King Street, Ocala. The popular river songs will be featured in Lazy River Dayze, with a guest performance by the Ocala Civic Theater Singers. Tickets at $10 may be reserved now. Group rates are available from $6 to $8. Call Jackie at 352-888-8841. Tickets are also available at the door for $12, door prizes available. Thursday, March 8 International Woman s Day Barbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Womans Day Celebration on March 8. This date was proclaimed a U.N. day for women s rights and International Peace in 1975 and will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Citrus Springs. Music and a keynote speech by Mindy Simmons, Floridas chanteuse, will be followed by the talk by Barbara Surian, of Ocala, and more music by a Trio from Patchwork. All men, women, boys and girls are invited to this nonreligious community event; there is no charge and refreshments will be served. The event is at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. Highway 41) just northwest of the Holder traffic light. For information, call 352-465-4225 or go to naturecoastuu.org. Saturday, March 10 C h ili 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 March 10 at Blessed Trinity Church. This is a change of date, which was originally Feb. 18. 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.Tuesday, March 13 Ocala Open Golf T ourney 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 352-8542765. Sunday, March 25 Organ students to perform Hosted by the Ocala Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the organ students of the University of Florida will present a varied program on Sunday, March 25, at 3 p.m. on the beautiful pipe organ at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala. The program will include works by David German, J.S. Bach, Csar Franck, Olivier Messiaen, Johann Pachelbel, Derek Bourgeois, and John Weaver. Some of the students are organ majors while others are doubling majors or minors in music with mechanical and aerospace engineering or linguistics. Their professor, Dr. Laura Ellis, presented a concert for Ocala AGO last November. Admission to the concert is free but a free-will offering will be taken. The American Guild of Organists is an organization with a national membership of over 20,000. Visit their website at www.agohq.org. For further information, call 352-537-0207. WRONG MAN RUNNNG By Alan Hruska Author Hruska began with an intriguing idea that quickly unravels. According to the opening of the novel Chief Assistant DA Eric Corinth who was once in private practice moves in a tight, sophisticated circle of talented, beautiful people, many of them drop dead gorgeous, accomplished women. So its alarming but not at first personally threatening when many of the women he knows and even dated are brutally assaulted by a sexual pervert wearing a ski mask and dark clothing. Successful lawyer, devoted father who is still loved by his ex-wife, Eric would seem to have a worry-free life. Then, incredibly, his superior at the DAs office sends for Erics file and finds some disturbing arrests for sexual misconduct. The truth is easily explained. Among Erics college friends, one for fun had urinated in public and another had flashed some teenage girls. Eric had been with them and arrested along with them. Only when presented with his file does he even remember the college pranks. Its funny, but when I left my firm to go to the DAs Office, neither incident entered my mind as a potential source of trouble. Id probably filed the first away as the sort of memory one wishes never to be reminded of, and the second, as a ricochet off the first. But based on his record and his acquaintance with the female victims, hes now a suspect. A bit of a stretch but so far OK. Then a series of illogical plot developments occur. First, hes pressured into joining a lineup and all the women identify him. Since the perpetrator was well disguised, this seems improbable. All the women comment on their attackers gait. Corinth after years of lugging a heavy briefcase does have a certain list to his walk but so do thousands of other executives he argues. 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Friday, February 10, 2012~ 21 www.smcitizen.com I f Republican presidential hopefuls continue to abuse each other through a dozen more caucuses and primaries from Maine through Super Tuesday, their nominee will be dog meat come November. Mr. Obama is loading up on Republicans ill-conceived mutual nastiness. Rarely has one partys potential nominees served up so many revelations of their rivals political vulnerabilities and defects of character. The basic disagreement among Republicans centers around who is a true conservative. The problem is conservatives come in 57 varieties and 28 flavors. Mitt Romney, a progressive fiscal conservative, has a recurring case of foot-in-mouth affliction. If he captures the nomination hell get pounded from March to November by allegations that he enjoys firing people and that his main concern is middle-class folks, not the poor or the wealthy. His comments may have been unintended and taken out of context, but that doesnt make them less bumbling. Newt Gingrich is a campaign fashion conservative. Hes the brightest and most glib loose cannon since Theodore Roosevelt. Like TR, Gingrich has an idea per minute, many of which are entertainingly bizarre, such as an embassy on the moon and colonization of the planet Mars. Gingrich is the Republican counterpart to Mr. Obama too many ideas for which there will never be enough money. Rick Santorum is a righteous social conservative. Hes an advocate for the working middle class, whose voters Romney has been chasing with dumb comments and whose allegiance Gingrich believes belongs to him. Although he says hes a fiscal conservative, Santorum has baggage from his time as a Senator pork for his district, disliked by colleagues, and insider work in Washington after he lost his seat. Santorums fuzzy foreign policy includes a regime change in Iran a familiar justification for another unprovoked war. Focus on the family is Santorums curative for all domestic problems marriage, birth, work ethic, and other social values. Its unlikely to appeal to independent voters. Congressman Ron Paul is a constitutional conservative, who advocates if it isnt authorized by the Constitution, then government shouldnt be doing it. His goals are less spending, lower taxes, taking back control of the money system from the Federal Reserve, and elimination of unneeded government agencies. His maverick common-sense advice may be several generations late in Washington, but his message deserves to be heard. So what are the odds that a Republican can capture the White House next November? Unemployment is gradually declining; jobs are increasing; and the only question Republicans need ask is Which candidate can win? According to bookmakers, none of the above: Rick Santorum 100/1, Ron Paul 50/1, Newt Gingrich 20/1, and Mitt Romney 13/10. President Obama is oddson 5/8 to win re-election. A conservative Republican has to receive a substantial percentage of independent votes to win the presidency. Considering the nasty atmosphere among the potential nominees at this point in time, we wouldnt bet on it. www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 T he story of the Four Chaplains is one that everyone should know and appreciate. The four men who gave their lives that others might live is among the most inspirational war stories available. It happened in 1943, when the four men of God were on board a ship that was torpedoed by a German sub. The ship sank rapidly, but several men were saved, some because of the efforts of the four men. I hope you read the story on the front page today, all the way to its conclusion. The complete tale of the heroics of these men is taken from a Four Chaplains Memorial Web page, and permission to reprint the story was readily granted. There was a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park this past Sunday, with a small crowd in attendance on the most beautiful of February days. There were lots of people in uniform, and many in hats that said Merchant Marine. One man explained that he had been coming to these ceremonies for years, and was always the only member of the Merchant Marine to attend. This year he made a concerted effort to see that others who were in that branch of the service were in attendance. The crowd heard the speaker refer to service, service, service as he described a little of the sacrifices that chaplains make in their military duties, which can include work on the front lines. The ceremony at the park was conducted near the southern sidewalk, at the scene of the plaque honoring the chaplains. Some rode by on Fort King Street in cars and on bicycles, oblivious to the touching ceremony that was being held just off the road. This was the 12th annual memorial celebration, and theres no reason to think that it wont continue in the future, although the age of the attendees seems to be getting older. The bagpipe music of Amazing Grace and other selections, and the bugle playing of Assembly and Taps adds to the solemnity of the occasion. There is a slide show of the event available on our newspaper web site and, again, the complete story of the tale of the Four Chaplains starts on Page 1. These men are worth remembering, and their sacrifices should be honored throughout the year.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@smcitizen.com. PUBLISHER : GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed. Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue. Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. I t takes money to get elected to public office. On the national level, it takes many millions of dollars to get considered for a congressional race and much more than that to run for president. On a local level, the playing field is smaller, but it still takes money. It would be nice to think everyone who votes would watch the presidential debates or attend a local political forum, but that just doesnt happen. Candidates for office have to spend money to make sure the maximum numbers of voters have the opportunity to hear their message. And thats why candidates at all levels of government have to go around with their hands out looking for contributions to support their campaigns. We are incredibly cynical about why people or businesses make campaign contributions. When you look at what Wall Street has gotten away with in this financial meltdown, it doesnt take long to connect contributions back to people seeking favors. But campaign contributions are part of the process. Teacher groups give contributions to candidates who they believe will be supportive of education and teachers. Business people give money to candidates who support business issues. Gun enthusiasts make contributions to NRA-supported candidates. Environmentalists give money to candidates who support environmental issues. There is nothing inappropriate or secret about who makes campaign contributions. People in business make contributions to candidates who will be supportive of business and development issues. Contributions are public record and can be easily accessed on the Supervisor of Elections Office website. Everyone interested can see who is helping whom. And we hope everyone pays attention. Making a campaign contribution is part of the democratic process. Everyone who has a little bit of money in their checking account can exercise that right. When those in the development business make contributions to candidates, they are exercising their right to support good government in the way they see it. That means they want pro-business candidates who will make sure government does not establish inappropriate barriers to growth or raise taxes excessively. Just as serious as paying attention to where campaign contributions come from is the task of paying attention to what candidates do with the money they raise. The candidate who raises the most contributions doesnt necessarily win the election. The candidate who has the best position on the issues and can use contributed dollars to best express their message to the voters is the person who wins on Election Day. This election season we should all do our best to pay attention to what candidates are saying; to look at who the financial backers of the candidates are; and then to vote for the best choice based on our own personal values and opinions. We do urge the candidates to not squander their contributions to inappropriately trash their opponents and drag the election into the mud. Speak to the issues. Explain how youre going to make things better and voters will support you. Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Contributions to candidates Appreciating the Four Chaplains Jim Flynn Columnist What are the odds GOP can pick a winner? Jim Clark Editor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Wheres the rest of the beef?Secretary of Defense Panetta has given the nation a peek at the defense budget for next year. In it is a down payment for a cut of $487B over the next 10 years a cut of $52B in FY13. Cuts vary across the spectrum tens of thousands of troops; hundreds of aircraft, about 10 ships, cutbacks in production lines in ships and submarines, planes, satellites, ground vehicles, and more. The Defense Department has stepped forward to do its part to pare down government spending and help reduce the deficit. However, where is the rest of the government? At about $515B per year, DOD accounts for less than 20 percent of total government spending. While I dont recommend it, we could cut every dollar from DOD and still have deficits of $800900B per year. We have to find ways to cut other parts of the government and to get efficient deliverance of goods and services to our citizens. It is not sufficient to ask DOD for cuts without READER OPINIONS INVITED PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 FAMILY FEATURES R ipe vegetables, fresh herbs and fragrant spices all lend vibrant, bold flavors to mouthwatering meals that are worth lingering over with friends. This is what Mediterranean cooking is all about. Add some Mediterranean inspiration to your everyday meals with these recipes using Crisco olive oils to help you turn an ordinary meal into a memorable one. Use extra virgin olive oil to add a full-bodied flavor to salads, vegetables and meats. Pure olive oil offers a mild, subtle olive flavor with a hint of fruit to sauts and stirfries. Light tasting olive oil is ideal as an all-purpose cooking oil that can be used for sauting, roasting vegetables or in baked goods like muffins, cakes and brownies. For more recipes, visit www.crisco.com. Roasted Lemon-Garlic ChickenPrep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes Yield: 4 servings Chicken: Crisco Olive Oil No-Stick Cooking Spray 1 tablespoon Crisco Pure Olive Oil or Crisco Light Tasting Olive Oil 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 (4 to 5 pound) whole chicken, rinsed with neck and giblets removed Salt and pepper Gravy: 1/2 cup cold water 1/4 cup milk 1 (0.87 to 1.2 ounces) package chicken gravy mix 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1.Heat oven to 400F. Spray a shallow roasting pan with rack with no-stick cooking spray. 2.Mix oil, oregano and garlic. Brush mixture over entire chicken. Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper. Place in prepared pan, breast side down; let stand 30 minutes. Turn chicken breast side up. 3.Roast 65 to 70 minutes, basting occasionally. Chicken is done when meat thermometer registers 170F or when juices run clear when thickest part of thigh is pricked. Transfer chicken to carving board; tent with aluminum foil. Allow to rest 10 minutes. 4.Skim grease from the pan drippings. Place 1/4 cup skimmed pan drippings into small saucepan. Add water, milk, gravy mix, oregano, garlic and lemon juice to pan. Cook, stirring constantly until gravy thickens. 5.Carve chicken. Place on serving platter. Serve with warm lemon-garlic gravy. Mediterranean EssentialsFresh and flavorful ingredients are the key to great Mediterranean cooking, so keep some of these essential ingredients on hand:Mediterranean Linguine with Basil and TomatoesPrep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 1-pound box linguine pasta 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste 1/2 cup Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 pints grape tomatoes (4 cups), cut in half 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Salt and pepper to taste 18 to 20 basil leaves, cut in thin strips 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional for garnish 1.Heat 6 quarts water to boiling. Add pasta and salt. Cook for the minimum recommended time on package directions. While pasta cooks, prepare sauce. 2.Heat olive oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add tomatoes and garlic. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until tomatoes are soft. Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar and pepper flakes. 3.Drain cooked pasta. Add to skillet. Cook and stir 1 minute or until pasta is coated and hot. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in basil and cheese. Serve with additional cheese, if desired.Lavender Olive Oil Cake with Honeyed Ricotta Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes Yield: 8 to 10 servings Pillsbury Baking Spray with Flour 1 3/4 cups Pillsbury BEST All Purpose Flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel 1 tablespoon culinary lavender, crushed, plus additional 1 to 2 tablespoons for garnish 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2/3 cup plain yogurt 3 large eggs 2/3 cup Crisco Pure Olive Oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup heavy cream 3 tablespoons honey 3/4 cup ricotta cheese, at room temperature 1.Heat oven to 350F. Spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan generously with baking spray; set aside. 2.Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Whisk together sugar, orange peel, lavender and pepper in a large mixing bowl until evenly distributed. Add yogurt, eggs and olive oil; continue whisking until smooth. Whisk in vanilla. Add flour mixture and gently whisk in until just combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan. 3.Bake 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely. 4.Whip cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add honey and continue to whip until stiff. Add ricotta cheese, a dollop at a time, and beat until fluffy. Slice cake. Top slices with honeyed ricotta and sprinkle with lavender. Vegetables tomatoes, onions, shallots, peppers, carrots, spinach, eggplant Grains pasta, couscous, oats, barley, corn, rice Dairy yogurt, unsalted butter Beans and legumes chickpeas, cannellini beans, lentils Fresh herbs and spices cumin, garlic, rosemary, fennel, oregano, basil Cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano, pecorino, ricotta, Manchego, feta Condiments olive oil, balsamic vinegar, olives, capers, honey

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Lt. Cmdr. Mike Harrison, USNR retired; saw the presentation of the colors by the North Marion Young Marines; the singing of the National Anthem and Eternal Father Strong to Save by Marcia Muncaster; the leading of the Pledge of Allegiance by Larry Duncan, American Merchant Marine veteran and a park volunteer; recognition of guests by Jeffrey Askew, Veterans Service director; saw the lighting of the memorial candle for each of the Four Chaplains by Suzanne Hough and Jean Kirby, Daughters of the American Revolution; the Memorial Prayer by Chaplain Col. Janet Horton, U.S. Army, retired; the benediction by Rabbi Zeev Harari, Temple Beth Shalom of Ocala, and Amazing Grace by John the Bagpiper. The story of the Four Chaplains follows: * Reprinted with permission from the Four Chaplains Memorial FoundationIt was the evening of Feb. 2, 1943, and the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was crowded to capacity, carrying 902 service men, merchant seamen and civilian workers. Once a luxury coastal liner, the 5,649ton vessel had been converted into an Army transport ship. The Dorchester, one of three ships in the SG-19 convoy, was moving steadily across the icy waters from Newfoundland toward an American base in Greenland. SG-19 was escorted by Coast Guard Cutters Tampa, Escanaba and Comanche. Hans J. Danielsen, the ships captain, was concerned and cautious. Earlier the Tampa had detected a submarine with its sonar. Danielsen knew he was in dangerous waters even before he got the alarming information. German U-boats were constantly prowling these vital sea lanes, and several ships had already been blasted and sunk. The Dorchester was now only 150 miles from its destination, but the captain ordered the men to sleep in their clothing and keep life jackets on. Many soldiers sleeping deep in the ships hold disregarded the order because of the engines heat. Others ignored it because the life jackets were uncomfortable. On Feb. 3, at 12:55 a.m., a periscope broke the chilly Atlantic waters. Through the cross hairs, an officer aboard the German submarine U-223 spotted the Dorchester. The U-223 approached the convoy on the surface, and after identifying and targeting the ship, he gave orders to fire the torpedoes, a fan of three were fired. The one that hit was decisive and deadly striking the starboard side, amid ship, far below the water line. Danielsen, alerted that the Dorchester was taking water rapidly and sinking, gave the order to abandon ship. In less than 20 minutes, the Dorchester would slip beneath the Atlantics icy waters. Tragically, the hit had knocked out power and radio contact with the three escort ships. The CGC Comanche, however, saw the flash of the explosion. It responded and then rescued 97 survivors. The CGC Escanaba circled the Dorchester, rescuing an additional 132 survivors. The third cutter, CGC Tampa, continued on, escorting the remaining two ships. Aboard the Dorchester, panic and chaos had set in. The blast had killed scores of men, and many more were seriously wounded. Others, stunned by the explosion were groping in the darkness. Those sleeping without clothing rushed topside where they were confronted first by a blast of icy Arctic air and then by the knowledge that death awaited. Men jumped from the ship into lifeboats, over-crowding them to the point of capsizing, according to eyewitnesses. Other rafts, tossed into the Atlantic, drifted away before soldiers could get in them. Through the pandemonium, according to those present, four Army chaplains brought hope in despair and light in darkness. Those chaplains were Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. Alexander D. Goode, Jewish; Lt. John P Washington, Roman Catholic; and Lt. Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed. Quickly and quietly, the four chaplains spread out among the soldiers. There they tried to calm the frightened, tend the wounded and guide the disoriented toward safety. Witnesses of that terrible night remember hearing the four men offer prayers for the dying and encouragement for those who would live, says Wyatt R. Fox, son of Reverend Fox. One witness, Private William B. Bednar, found himself floating in oil-smeared water surrounded by dead bodies and debris. I could hear men crying, pleading, praying, Bednar recalls. I could also hear the chaplains preaching courage. Their voices were the only thing that kept me going. Another sailor, Petty Officer John J. Mahoney, tried to re-enter his cabin but Rabbi Goode stopped him. Mahoney, concerned about the cold Arctic air, explained he had forgotten his gloves. Never mind, Goode responded. I have two pairs. The rabbi then gave the petty officer his own gloves. In retrospect, Mahoney realized that Rabbi Goode was not conveniently carrying two pairs of gloves, and that the rabbi had decided not to leave the Dorchester. By this time, most of the men were topside, and the chaplains opened a storage locker and began distributing life jackets. It was then that Engineer Grady Clark witnessed an astonishing sight. When there were no more lifejackets in the storage room, the chaplains removed theirs and gave them to four frightened young men. It was the finest thing I have seen or hope to see this side of heaven, said John Ladd, another survivor who saw the chaplains selfless act. Ladds response is understandable. The altruistic action of the four chaplains constitutes one of the purest spiritual and ethical acts a person can make. When giving their life jackets, Rabbi Goode did not call out for a Jew; Father Washington did not call out for a Catholic; nor did the Reverends Fox and Poling call out for a Protestant. They simply gave their life jackets to the next man in line. As the ship went down, survivors in nearby rafts could see the four chaplains arms linked and braced against the slanting deck. Their voices could also be heard offering prayers. Of the 902 men aboard the U.S.A.T. Dorchester, 672 died, leaving 230 survivors. When the news reached American shores, the nation was stunned by the magnitude of the tragedy and heroic conduct of the four chaplains. Valor is a gift, Carl Sandburg once said. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it until the test comes. That night Reverend Fox, Rabbi Goode, Reverend Poling and Father Washington passed lifes ultimate test. In doing so, they became an enduring example of extraordinary faith, courage and selflessness. The Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart were awarded posthumously December 19, 1944, to the next of kin by Lt. Gen. Brehon B. Somervell, Commanding General of the Army Service Forces, in a ceremony at the post chapel at Fort Myer, Va. A one-time only posthumous Special Medal for Heroism was authorized by Congress and awarded by the President Eisenhower on Jan. 18, 1961. 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Della Blanchard will host the perennial favorite, South Pacific at the Phillips Center in Gainesville on Monday, April 23. Call her for your reservations and enjoy Some Enchanted Evening, Im Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair, and There Is Nothing Like a Dame. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, Jan. 31, we played low net. The weather was perfect, the golf course in great shape and a fun time was had by all. Well maybe the winners had a little more fun than others, but we all had fun! The winners were: First flight Diana Galla, first, Nancy Lefebvre and Roseann Lavacca tied for second, Judie Lavdas, Jan Tennant and Lynn Houghton tied for fourth; second flight Judy Klein, first, BJ Lassiter, second, Janet Tully third, Chris Orndorff fourth; third flight Arlene Klann and Inge Szabo tied for first, Mary Kay Frandsen and Gigi Bagg tied for third. Elsa Berbig was closest to the pin. Royal Oaks Lady Niners On another great play day for the Lady Niners we played a par three tournament. Winners were: Flight A first, BJ Lassiter, second, Bette Johnson, third, Ginger Drake; flight B first, Joyce Madill, second, Vange Bell and tied for third Joan Scholl and Ilene Simnowitz. Closest to pin was BJ Lassiter. We have two weeks until our sweetheart scramble. Dont forget to sign up. ORWGANow that the weather is becoming more golf friendly, our Thursday League at Spruce Creek has grown from 5 to 6 foursomes to 10 to 11 groups. Here are the winners for the Jan. 26 low net tournament. Flight A: Jennie Bucella first, Gail Barclay second, Annette Carini third. Flight B: Shirley Ruffing first, Nancy Reichenbacher second, Karen Schuelke third. Flight C: Linda Noel first, Evelyn Exell second, Marlena Yaich third. Flight D: Mary Hart first, Delma Miller second, Pat Anderson third. Closest to the pin was Mary Hart and Donna Huffman got the chip in. The winners of the Feb. 2 low net tournament were: Flight A: Connie Bingham first, Marge Richardson second, Marti Babb third. Flight B: Claire Pruneau first, Karen Schuelke second, Shirley Ruffing third. Flight C: Norma Erickson first, Linda Noe second, Olive Adler third. Flight D: Mary Hart first, Ginny Simons second, Mary Golab third. Closest to the pin were JoAnn Cohen and Olive Adler, Evelyn Exell, and Ann Hurr got chip ins. Congratulations to all of our winners! Carol Anns Corner A nice person I met recently commented that I must be very busy attending and reporting on all the activities in Oak Run. Im flattered that they thought I had that much stamina. Actually folks from the various clubs and activities send me e-mails or written copy containing the information they would like to see in the column. I do some rearranging, basically to see that the style is somewhat consistent between the items. Since I am used to doing some rewriting please dont think that you have to have your information all set up and ready to print before you can send it to me. You can even send me a copy of the notice you send to channel 12 or a poster or flyer and I will turn it into an article. All I need, as Sgt. Friday used to say, is just the facts. As I may have mentioned before, one thing about the articles I receive never ceases to amaze me. I feel that as I put the column together I have a very large wastebasket next to me and into it go lots and lots and lots of capital letters. Many people capitalize many more words than are necessary. So the next time you write anything, whether its to me or anyone else, take a look at the capital letters and ask yourself whether they are needed. Funny thing is that in German nouns are routinely capitalized. English is in the family of Germanic languages. In watching a series of DVDs on American history at Master the Possibilities I noticed that in the early days of our country, right up to at least to the American Revolution, English capitalized nouns as well. Somewhere along the line English dropped this practice but I think people are trying to revive it! 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. 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I 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 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 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 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 0009HUU Conservative Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10 AM ongoing series on the Life of Jesus Christ Community Church 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000AB58 Rev. Alan Jefferson 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 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 Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! 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Friday, February 10, 2012~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 www.smcitizen.com T he Oak Run Ballroom Dance Club invites all residents who enjoy ballroom dancing to a Have a Heart social on Sunday, Feb. 19, in honor of heart health month. The dance will be held at the Palm Grove Club with the doors opening at 6 p.m. A buffet will be served at 6:30 p.m. with dancing until 9:45 p.m. DJ Marty Brooks will play some great dance music. Red dress attire is suggested. There will be no charge for club members; the cost for others will be $6 per person, payable at the door. All members should bring finger food for the buffet table. Coffee will be provided. For more information please call Naomi at 352-291-7507. Donuts, Books, Name TagsDonuts, juice and coffee or tea will be available at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 11. Get together with your friends and neighbors and youll probably meet some other great folks youve not met before. At the same time and place there will be a book sale to benefit the Oak Run library. Beginning at 9 a.m. you will also be able to order or pick up name tags. Photography ClubThe Feb.13 meeting of the Photography Club will be an educational experience for the members. We will teach the use of the Photography Clubs blog and how to join it. If you have a laptop or iPad please bring it and you can use your own computer to join the blog during the meeting. We will have a few computers available for people who do not own laptops or iPads to use. You do not have to join the blog to see it and get information from it. You do have to sign up (join) to contribute (post a question or comment) to it. Why would you want to contribute? 1) To ask a photographic question, 2) to sell photo equipment, 3) to answer a question, 4) to share interesting information, 5) many other reasons. Take a look at the blog: http://orphotoclub.blogspot.com and you will find information about the club including past and upcoming events, links to photo teaching tools, and much more. The meeting will include a photo review and if time is available a question and answer session. The clubs next field trip will be on Saturday, Feb. 18, (rain date Saturday, March 3). We will visit Kindred Spirits Sanctuary in Ocala, followed by lunch at the Horse and Hounds Restaurant on U.S. Highway 27. Please check the blog for more information, or call Walt or Laurie.Renaissance WomenLunch this month will be on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Ipanema Restaurant at 12.30 p.m. Please note the time. Call Nancy at 352237-6475 to make your reservation. Early dinner at Royal Oaks will be on Wednesday, March 7. Call Iris at 352-873-9990 or Pat at 352-854-7549 to make your reservation.Blood Pressure CheckCome have your blood pressure checked by members of Oak Runs Medical Team on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room. Little Theatre: Sex Please Were SixtyLittle Theatre regrets to announce that Arline Raguso in one of the lead roles in Sex Please Were Sixty had to step down from the role for personal reasons. Brigid Chick, our director, having knowledge of the part will assume the role and Diane Porterfield will move in to help Brigid as her assistant director. Rehearsals continue to show good progress and Oak Run audiences are in for a real treat. This is one of the funniest plays to come down the pike in a long time. The play has been performed throughout the country and the reviews have all been excellent. We hope our reviews will be as good. The dinner theatre show is growing close to being sold out and sales for the remaining shows remain brisk. For information on the remaining dinner theatre tickets call Diana Schmidt at 352-873-7243 and for the other 3 shows call Linda Noel at 352-8739908. The dinner theatre is on March 22 and the cost is $30 per person. The doors will open at 4:45 p.m., dinner will be at 5:15 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show is at 7 p.m. on March 23 and 24. On the 25th doors open at 2:15 p.m. and the show starts at 3 p.m. for a matinee. Tickets for the latter 3 shows are $7 for reserved seats and $5 for general admission. Garden Club UpdateThe Garden Club has a correction and update for the March 17 plant sale and market. The time will be 9 a.m. to noon in both the Orchid Club and the Orchid Club parking lot. Taylor Nursery, Natures Finest Produce, Borrowed Land Nursery, DeLee Perry, floral arranger, and Nate Andrade demonstrating Grow Strong Containers will be some of the vendors. There will be shrubs, herbs, perennials, annuals, roses, vegetables and houseplants too. The Marion County Sheriff s Bagpipers will join us at 10 a.m. for an Irish sing-along. A bake sale, fresh produce, raffles, a Chinese auction and garden treasures will round out the program. Of course there will be hot dogs, coffee and other treats. All proceeds will benefit the Garden Club Horticulture Scholarship at the College of Central Florida. Come out and have some fun on St. Patricks Day at the Orchid Club. See you there! Oak Run TravelDebbie Reynolds is known for her starring roles in Singing In the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown where she displayed her wit, dancing and singing ability and versatility as an actress. She has also had successful nightclub and casino acts winning the respect of her colleagues and the affection of audiences around the world. Call Emma and Ed Barry to join this trip to see Debbie on Tuesday, March 27, for a 1 p.m. show. On Saturday, March 31, the 2 p.m. show at the Phillips Center in Gainesville will be the fantastic Stomp. This outstanding eight-member group uses everything but percussion instruments matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps to fill the stage with music. Call Joanne and John Misener to reserve your seat. Pat and Roy Meinsen will be hosting a trip on Sunday, April 15, to the always popular Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre. The show is What is Susans Secret? about a somewhat run down country guest house which is run by an elderly couple who look like endearing characters but in fact are con artists. Through a series of comical mishaps they are exposed by Susan who manages to turn the tables. Saturday, April 26, Boeing Boeing is the high style, knee-slapping romp through the age of glamorous, jet-setting air travel. This hilarious comedy will be at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and will be hosted by Naomi and Jim Anzalone. Ballroom Dance Club invites Oak Runners to Have a Heart social O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE6 H ave you ever wondered what the SPCA does with its donations, bequests, and fundraising? Besides helping needy individuals with medical bills, food and such, the SPCA donates to various animal welfare organizations, both big and small, that need funds for special projects or enhancements to their facilities. Here is the list of groups that we helped in 2011: Marion County Animal Center; Pet Network, Inc.; The Horse Protection Association; Back to the Wild; The Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary (OWLS); South Ocala Animal Center; SPCA International; Patriot Service Dogs; U.S. War Dogs. Some of the things these groups are doing with the donations may be of interest to you. The Marion County Animal Center is building a new cat and kitten enclosure. The Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary is expanding and upgrading their bird enclosures. Doctors in South Ocala are treating pets of the homeless. We have sponsored a service dog from Patriot Service Dogs to undergo training to be a companion animal to a military serviceman or woman with a disability. Finally, U.S. War Dogs help bring war dogs back from Iraq. We hope this list lets you know that your generous donations are put to good use throughout the year. You may donate to the SPCA by sending a check to: SPCA of Marion County, Inc., 8501B S.W. 93rd Lane, Ocala FL 34481. You can also help us out by supporting us at our various fundraisers throughout the year, and book sales we hold from time to time. Also, you may join our organization for $15.00 for an individual or $25 for a family, per year. You dont have to come to the meetings if you join, although wed love to have you there. We know that some people have conflicts with other things theyre doing. Youd still get on our email list and can help us at our functions as well as help us get the word out to find new adoptive homes for pets in need.. And your annual membership fee goes a long way in helping the animals. As always, we greatly appreciate the generosity of our neighbors in the community. The SPCA meets the third Thursday of each month (except July and August) at 1 p.m. in Suite H at the Arbor Conference Center in On Top of the World Communities. Were looking forward to seeing new faces as well as old friends, so please mark your calendar for those dates and come out and join us. Most months we have a guest speaker on a variety of topics of interest to animal lovers. Over the next few months were looking into having a pet groomer, therapy dog trainer, and a volunteer form a horse protection group come and speak to us. If you would like to learn more about these facilities or programs, the best way is to come out to our meetings and hear about them in person. If you need our help or would like to join the SPCA or our foster program, please call us at 352-3620985 to find out more. 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Our ValentinesSaturday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m., Cherrywood will hold its Valentines Day Dance. Our resident disc jockey Richard Becotte will be playing all your favorite tunes to dance and sway to while finger foods will be served in the brightly decorated clubhouse. A few tickets are still available for $3 each so see Geri, get your tickets and then grab your sweetheart, a bottle of your favorite beverage and come out for an evening of fun and romance. See you there. Win a cruise The Cherrywood Veterans Club is raffling off a Caribbean cruise for two. Sail at your own leisure anytime within a year from the Memorial Day drawing. Enjoy three days sailing to the Bahamas. All taxes, port fees, and gratuities are included and a bonus $100 spending money goes along with the winning ticket. Purchase your tickets from any Veterans Club member or from Geri in the office. $10 buys one ticket, $20 buys 3 tickets and more than doubles your chances for winning this exciting trip. The drawing will be held Memorial Day and you need not be present to win, and please note, you dont have to be a Cherrywood resident to purchase tickets. Garden ClubCherrywoods Garden Club meets at 11 a.m. on Wednesday the 15th. Join your friends and neighbors for this informative and interesting meeting. Trivia at CherrywoodWednesday at 6:30 p.m. the residents of Cherrywood will gather at the clubhouse for another rousing game of Trivia. Rich Hurley, this months Question Master, will challenge our knowledge of Presidents, Vice Presidents and the White House. By playing in teams, even if you have no knowledge of the subject, someone else on your squad might, so theres always a chance to win. Try your luck and skills; improve your mind and most important, have a great evenings entertainment. Bring snacks and beverages of your choice and join in the fun with your friends and neighbors. Super Bowl super blastThose who attended this years Super Bowl Tail Gate Party and stayed for the game were treated to a fantastic afternoon and evening of everything football and fun. It began with a chili/soup/stew cook off. Several entrants put out their best recipes and relied on the taste buds of residents to decide who would win the prize. Peggy Konar won first prize with Marti Duesel taking a close second place. Next came six games of bingo with happy winners collecting $20 each. Of course there were door prizes and raffle tickets to be had. Cherrywood Management donated the prizes and there were more than a dozen of them to be won. Just like at the stadium only better were the hot dogs and bratwursts with all the trimmings available for a buck. Cheese nachos, chili, hot peppers and everything good were also available for even less. Suffice it to say no one left hungry. Residents, many of whom were wearing their teams jerseys and colors milled around the clubhouse enjoying the light hearted atmosphere and each other. As game time got closer, everyone took their seats at the decorated tables. Several people had family and friends with them as they enjoyed the snacks and drinks that they had brought. The big screen came into focus and the National Anthem began. As one, the residents rose to their feet and joined in, singing the Anthem with pride and gusto. After a rousing cheer, they took their seats to watch the coin toss and the opening kickoff. We proudly congratulate and announce our winners of the various contests, games and raffles. They were, for 50/50 and Trivia: Frank Blair; Ruth Hurley; Christl Giovanniello; Holly Bragdon; Jim Houghtaling; Bill and Sandra Brotherhood; Dave and Joan Siegel; Jim Heape; Carol Mayberry; Norma Cropper; Pia Dean and Rich Becotte. Of course an event of this size does not just happen. It takes planning and hard work so we acknowledge with deep appreciation the Cherrywood Social Committee. Assisting in this years Super Bowl Party were; Bill and Ida Mahar; Marty and Marti Duesel; Bill Spangenberg; Genevieve Downs; JimJim Cooper; Bill and Sandra Brotherhood; Joan and Dave Siegel; Marion and Fred OHern; Rich Becotte; Peggy Konar; Trude Smith. The Bingo Games were conducted by Rich and Dolly Juber; Pauline Pellerin and Monica Becotte and last but not least, Jay OHern, Chairman. A special thanks to Chris Zacco, Geri, Jim, Greg and Fred. All are from the Cherrywood Property Management Team and helped make this event not only possible, but a great success. Proceeds from Super Bowl went to the Marion County Humane Society who will receive about $200. Unused food will go to the Veterans Helping Veterans Food Bank so there are two more winners of this years event. Oh, by the way, speaking of winners, the New York Giants, in a close fought game won the Super Bowl and the Cherrywood Residents in a close friends evening won big From your reporterPlease contact me at my email address: urperssec@yahoo.com. If you have any ideas for stories or articles you would like to see from Cherrywood, please feel free to contact me. Friday, February 10, 2012~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, February 10, 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 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 These were the prize winners at the Cherrywood Super Bowl party. These were the volunteers for the Cherrywood Super Bowl party. Kandys siblings are a male and female black and white tuxedo named Panda and Sylvester, and a black male named Jasper. If theyre not scooped up soon, well highlight one or more of them in another column. The adoption fee is $50.00. If you like to be entertained by watching two kittens play, why not adopt a pair, and then you can spend less time in front of the TV. If you are interested in the kittens, please give Arlene a call at (352) 875-9761. She also has information about a young Siamese cat who needs a new home as soon as possible because her temporary caregiver is leaving the area. The SPCA is still fostering three cats that need forever homes. Pumpkin is a seven year old black female, Kitten is a three year old tortoise female, and Ginger is a six year old red and white male. All three cats have come a long way in foster care with socialization to people and to each other. Please give the SPCA a call at 352-362-0985 to visit them and see if one or two is right for you. What do you get when you cross a bulldog and a poodle? Why, a bullypoo, of course. But this boy is no bully hes smart, playful and loving. Bud is only 17 lbs., and at one and a half years old, thats as big as hes going to get. Bud is also house, leash, and crate trained. Hes been a loved and well cared for dog whose family can no longer keep him for health reasons. If you would like to be the first one on your block to have a bullypoo, then give the SPCA a call at 352362-0985 to set up a meeting. Take him home and have bragging rights over your friends and neighbors. A lively Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix was found wandering the streets and is now in foster care. Eli is one years old and is now ready for adoption. Hes already been neutered, vaccinated, and socialized to dogs and kittens. He loves to walk on a leash. Please call Janice at 352-861-3831 to find out more about this sweet boy and to visit him. The adoption fee is $100. When you think about all the medical care he has already received, this fee is just a small portion of that. If you call right away and take Eli home, you can watch the Super Bowl together. You know who hell be rooting for. Until next month remember: Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. SPCACONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 This is Bud. With parents taking more interest in their childrens education, Marion County Public Schools makes its latest Parent Survey available on the district website and at each school. Users can visit www.marion.k12.fl.us and click on the Uncle Sam Parent Survey option along the left side. Users can then view the entire survey prior to completing it in either English or Spanish. Parents without computer access may complete a survey at their childs school or at the Title I Office located at 306 NW 7 Ave. in Ocala. Surveys are also available on the Parent Portal website. All surveys must be completed by March 26. Parent response helps the district and local schools increase parent involvement to better serve students, parents, and communities. Parent involvement means the participation of parents is on-going, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring: 1) parents play an integral role in assisting with their childs learning at school and at home; 2) parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their childs school education; 3) parents are full partners in their childs education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; 4) the carrying out of other activities, such as those described in section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; 5) parents have the districts Parent Involvement Program; 6) School Improvement Plans, district and school Parent Involvement policies are based on findings from parent survey results; 7) school personnel meet the requirement to communicate the results of the survey to parents (e.g., discuss in School Advisory Committee meetings) and decide how to implement new strategies in the parent involvement policys revision; and 8) sharing district and individual school evaluation results with every school assists in building districtwide capacity. 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A mbassador at Large for the Fisher House project, John Deakins, was the guest speaker at Februarys Cherrywood Veterans Club and shared some great news. He reported that thanks to the generous donations of many individuals and organizations, including the Cherrywood Veterans Club, the new Fisher House will soon be built. John reported that the five-acre parcel of land located on the campus of the Malcom Randall VA Hospital in Gainesville will be breaking ground in April of this year. Construction is expected to take eight months. When completed, the two story building will contain 20 suites for families; a playroom and playground for children, a common kitchen and a common laundry facility. Fisher House is a nonprofit organization that constructs facilities on or near VA hospitals so that families of wounded veterans can be close to their recovering loved one. John stated that, the average stay for a veteran is 13 weeks. During that time, the family stays free of charge so that the wounded warrior and his/her family can take part in the healing process together. In addition to his duties as Ambassador at Large, John is a life time member of the Angelo Santos Post of the VFW and a member of the Board of Directors of Veterans Helping Veterans. He is married and he and his wife Beverly just celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations to John and his wife. A Deakins has served in every conflict and generation since the Civil War, John said proudly and then with a twinkle in his eye he added, my granddaughter is currently at the US Coast Guard Academy. A Vietnam vet, John is a patriot, a credit to himself, his family, his country and a tireless worker for all things veteran. Thank you for your service John, and thank you Cherrywood Veterans for your strong support and teamwork in helping to make Fisher House a reality.And bingo is its name OJust before 7 p.m., the Clubhouse at Cherrywood becomes bingo Central. Sixty or more residents file into the hall to find that Larry Meyers has set up the board and the machine on stage. Rich Juber greets the players just as he has for 15 years and an assortment of volunteers sell bingo cards. Players help themselves to popcorn and coffee or bring their own refreshments and settle in for 18 games of fun and excitement. Six dollars buys four cards with additional cards available for a small additional fee. Usually at bingo, cards are sold for every game but not at Cherrywood; the cards are reusable so four cards are good for the whole evening. Thats pretty inexpensive entertainment. Prizes and jackpots average between $15 and $20 with a grand prize of $100 for the coverall game. There is no shortage of winners either, as Rich Juber has added to the anticipation and fun. One game is Buddy Bingo where the individuals seated to the left and right of the winner also get a prize. Stand up Bingo is another innovation Rich uses in that everyone at the table of the winner gets a prize. There are many bingo configurations that while simple to understand, keep the excitement and interest of everyone. The best way to find out how many ways a person can win and how much fun bingo can be is just to show up and give it a try. Rich Juber has worked the Cherrywood bingo ever since he moved into the estates. He proudly states he was the eighth person to buy a house at Cherrywood. Since then he has worked the bingo group up from a hand turned ball selector to the electronic machine that shows numbers, randomly pops the numbered balls up and records everything. The bingo committee includes Pauline Pellerin, Connie Hale, Marty Dean, Norma Briggs, Dolly Juber, Lynn Frendo, Jeanette Hall, Monica Becotte, Carol Straub, Natalie Marcucio, Larry Meyer and of course the chairman of the bingo boards and cards, Rich Juber. Thanks to Rich and his people for making Cherrywood bingo the best. Cue-tips If youve ever watched Ladies Billiards on TV, or seen them play in a bar and thought, Id like to do that, then Cherrywood Ladies Billiards is for you. On Sundays at 2 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m. and noon on Thursdays, youll find our ladies in the Clubhouse pool room practicing and polishing their game. While there are several accomplished players, there are others that are just starting out. There is no better place to get lessons and learn the game than with the supportive and friendly assistance of the Cherrywood Ladies Billiards players. So feel free to come on out. On the day this was written, our traveling team, sporting brand new uniforms, was off to a match up with Ocala Palms. Friendly competition is the way the players describe their games with the emphasis on friendly. Traveling Team members are Ruth Hurley, Julie Giles, Holly Bragdon, Donna Moran, Kathy Underhill, Jackie Callahan, and Pauline Pellerin. Holly and Ruth are co-captains of the team. Other Traveling Team members not pictured here are Anne Arpaia; Nan Brown; Judy Pniewski; Judy Reed; Terri Torrusio and Dolly Juber. Cindy Taberski and Eve Houghtaling are residents who enjoy the practice time. They are a fun loving group looking to bring in more members. The billiards season runs from September until April for the ladies team. In April, when the season ends, all of the players from the various venues get together for a luncheon and a chance to mull over the past season and look forward to the next. Of course practice runs all year long on the dates and times listed above so ladies, dont be shy. Try something new and fun Ladies Billiards you wont be disappointed. (Note: Feb 13 at 9 a.m. is Ladies Pool Time; there will be no mens social pool that day.)Friday, February 10, 2012~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, February 10, 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 Medical LPN The Centers is seeking full-time LPN for Citrus County Med Clinic in Lecanto, FL. Provides quality client care in accordance with acceptable nursing practice and focuses on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse & mental illness. $17.00/hr Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Therapist The Centers is seeking Outpatient Licensed or Masters Level Therapist for positions in Citrus County. Must have a min 1 yr exp working with adults, children & adolescents providing individual, group & family therapy. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Professional Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. A leading provider of the higher education to the military and a leader in the online education, Saint Leo enrolls more than 15,000 students at the traditional University campus ( main campus), though the Center for the Online Learning, and at 17 regional centers in seven states. Saint Leo University is creating a pool of potential adjunct instructors to teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at the Ocala Center location in Ocala Florida. Appointments are for the immediate and upcoming terms. A Masters degree in ESOL, TESOL, Foreign Language Education or a closely related field is the minimum requirement. The degree must be from a regionally accredited institution. Also, candidates must have eighteen graduate credit hours in ESOL or closely related field. For additional information & application instructions, please visit: www. saintleo.edu/jobs Saint Leo University is an equal opportunity employer. Catholics, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Professional Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. A leading provider of the higher education to the military and a leader in the online education, Saint Leo enrolls more than 15,000 students at the traditional University campus ( main campus), though the Center for the Online Learning, and at 17 regional centers in seven states. Saint Leo University is creating a pool of potential adjunct instructors to teach Accounting courses at our Ocala Center location in Ocala, FLorida. Appointments are for immediate and upcoming terms. A Masters degree in Accounting or a closely related field is the minimum requirement. The degree must be from a region ally accredited institu tion. Also, candidate must have eighteen graduate credit hours in Accounting or a closely related field. 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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. Inverness Homes Large 1 Fam. Carol Terrace, Inverness. 4BR 3BA, 2700 sq ft under air, 2.8 acres fully fenced, important updates done. $220,000. Owner 352-419-7017 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN C LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Crystal River Homes Plantation area Energy-wise 3 bedroom. 2 bath. Garage. Ready move in. Fenced backyard w/playhouse. 352-563-1341 Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Houses one block, one doublewide. $175K 352-854-5564 352-465-2159 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Cars We BUY Cars, Trucks Vans & SUVs, lic/Ins hogstenautosales .com (352) 867-9057 Care For the Elderly CNA HHA Home Companion Loving Care for Your Love Ones (352)361-0756 Somebody else wants it! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. 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Ocala Civic Theatre announces open auditions for the delightful comedy Squabbles on Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. This hilarious play pits a father-in-law against a mother in a comedic succession of squabbles. Jerry Sloan is a successful writer of advertising jingles married to an equally successful lawyer, Alice. Living with the happy couple is the not so happy Abe Dreyfus, Alices father. Abe is a funny guy to the audience, not so funny to Jerry. The situation is exacerbated when Jerrys mother, Mildred, loses her house in a fire and needs a place to stay. Abe and Mildred cant stand each other. Alice finds out shes pregnant. This play is one hilarious confrontation after another until the heartwarming finale in which the oldsters discover that its never too late to start a new chapter in life. Actors between the ages of 25 and 70 are invited to audition. No experience is required. Parts are available for four men and three women. Please note: Actors will need to be available between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. for rehearsals. Rehearsals begin on Monday, Feb. 20. Performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. matinees on Thursday and Friday, March 29, 30, April 5 and 6 and evening performances on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, April 1, 2, and 3. Auditioneers do not need to prepare material in advance of the audition. Actors will be asked to audition by doing cold readings from the script. Copies of the script are available at the Theatre and may be checked out with a $10 refundable deposit. Newcomers and veterans are welcome to audition. Auditions will be held at Ocala Civic Theatre, located in the Appleton Cultural Center at 4337 E. Silver Springs Boulevard, Friday, February 10, 2012~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 www.smcitizen.com READ THE CLASSIFIEDS Marions Most Wanted Kayla Glass 37, felony violation of probation grand theft $300 or more but less than $5,000. Steven Hawkes 47, felony violation of probation count 1 burglary of a conveyance; count 3 battery. Michael Jones 35, felony violation of probation driving under the influence; Warrant count 1 battery. Joseph Pitonzo 31, felony violation of probation count 1 sale of cocaine; count 2 possession of cocaine. Janice Ponder 47, felony violation of probation petit theft 2 or more prior convictions. Lotto tickets stolenThe Marion County Sheriffs Office is investigating a burglary at Ciggys for Less, 11175 S.W. 93rd Court, on Feb. 1. The burglar(s) took lottery tickets. District 6 has changed, like so many others, under the redistricting process, said Rep. Cliff Stearns (RFla.). This week, the Florida legislature will cast final votes on maps for the new congressional and legislative districts, which could be subject to additional changes by the courts. Due to population growth in north Florida, I realized my district would lose more than 116,000 constituents that I currently represent. In the redrawn map, District 3 includes nearly 70 percent of the people I now represent; residents who signed my petition to qualify for the ballot. It also includes two of my current District offices, in Gainesville and Orange Park, serving the people of north central Florida. Although the courts may redraw the map, it is only fair to my constituents and others contemplating running for office, that I make a decision and announce it now, said Stearns. I have decided to run in the new District 3, which includes all or parts of six of the eight counties I currently represent. Stearns has indicated that he will establish residency in the new District 3. Stearns was the first congressional candidate in Florida to qualify for the ballot by petition, receiving strong support throughout north central Florida. During his tenure, Stearns has represented most of District 3 and understands the needs and concerns of its residents. Explained Stearns, While District 3 includes western Marion County, it does not include Ocala which was divided into two Congressional Districts 10 years ago. Im pleased that the new maps finally put the city back into one district, something that both the city and I encouraged the Legislature to do. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to represent the University of Florida, Santa Fe College, and the Veterans Hospital in Gainesville, added Stearns. As a senior member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Stearns was vital in securing support for the construction of the new VA Patient Bed Tower in Gainesville. I also look forward to building a strong relationship with the VA Medical Center in Lake City and its health care professionals. I also appreciate the chance to introduce myself and to share my record with new voters, especially in the rural areas. I have a strong record of support for our farmers and the agricultural industry. Stearns again received the Friend of the Farm Bureau Award from the American Farm Bureau Federation in 2011. Stearns to run, this time in District 3 Civic Theatre to conduct auditions for Squabbles Moose Lodge activitiesFriday, Feb. 10: Shrimp/fish baked or fried beginning at 5 p.m., David Baldwin performs karaoke. Saturday, Feb. 11: Show me the Money at 2 p.m., Queen of Hearts at 5 p.m., followed by Taco Buffet (all you can eat) and The Moose Karaoke petticoats. Sunday, Feb. 12: Breakfast from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13: shuffleboard at 12:30 p.m., Moose Legion meeting at 6 p.m., Mens general meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14: Valentines Day Dinner/Dance for singles and couples. Pork loin and great dance music by Ocala George. Wednesday, Feb. 15: Bingo (open to the public) starting at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16: cards at 1 p.m., table shuffleboard tournament at 7 p.m. Read the classifieds 0 0 0 A G 3 C 9085 S.W. 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BRIEFS Coalition to meet The State Road 200 Coalition will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, at the Collins Health Resource Center, Building 300, Suite 303, TimberRidge Medical Park, on Southwest 110th Street off State Road 200 in Ocalas at 1 p.m. with refreshments at 12:30. The speaker will be Dr. Willet Boyer of the Marion County Historical Society.Motocyclist killed on State Road 200 A motorcyclist from Beverly Hills died Wednesday in a crash on State Road 200 in Citrus County. According to a preliminary report from the Highway Patrol, David W. Demint, 59, was traveling south (west) on State Road 200 when he approached the intersection with County Road 39, just over the bridge in Citrus County from Marion County. The car, a 2006 Subaru Impreza, was reportedly on CR 39 approaching the intersection. It was driven by Brian T. Miller, 44, of Citrus Springs. The intersection is controlled by a stop sign. NEXT WEEK INDEX Bookmark...........................20 Calendar..................17,19,20 Cherrywood.........................3 Oak Run.................................5 OTOW...................................15 Out to Pastor.....................10 Paws & Claws.....................24 Pun Alley.............................13 Puzzles.................................18 Social Security..................16CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 37 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, February 10, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Pat Gabriel to runPat Gabriel is announcing her candidacy for the District 5 County Commission seat being vacated by Charlie Stone. More details will be available next week. Kiwanis open house The local Kiwanis Club will have an open house on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 8 a.m. at its meeting site, Bank of the Ozarks, hoping to introduce people of the community to the organization. More about this service organization next week. Iwo Jima remembranceAt a ceremony to remember the battle in the Pacific at Iwo Jima in 1945, two local men who were there share their memories next week. Helen Bartholomew, 93, knows the secret to longevity; living life to its fullest. To the amazement of the staff at The Canyons Zip Line and Canopy Tours in Ocala, Helen zipped the entire course including the longest, highest, fastest zip in Florida. As you progress through the course, the zip lines get even bigger, longer and faster and we expected that she would want to stop. We were very wrong! stated Traci Walker, the companys president. Helen was accompanied on the tour by her daughter, Dr. Carol Bartholomew of Physicians Health Center in Ocala, who previously tried the zip line, and family friends Dana and Dan Sauro. Dr. Carol, as she is affectionately known in the community, stated that, She was determined to do it and there was no talking her out of it. After several practice runs at the facilities ground school, her guides felt she was ready to go. After the first zip, there was no stopping her. She is very light so she needed a little assistance on some of the slower zips, said Kyle Depuy, the lead guide on the tour but she did really great. She is an inspiration to us all, to accomplish such a feat at 93 is nothing short of incredible said Walker. The Canyons Zip Line and Canopy Tours course includes nine zip lines, two rope bridges and ends with a rappel. Since opening their doors in November, the zip line is already rated No. 1 on Trip Advisor and will soon offer night zips by moonlight. The zip line is located at 8045 N.W. Gainesville Road in Ocala and reservations can be made online (www.ZipTheCanyons.com) or by calling 352-351-9477. On the car ride home Helen was asked what she liked best about the day and Helen replied I overcame courage after courage. Zipping along at age 93 Helen Bartholomew, 93 (inset), uses the Zip Line in northern Marion County. BY JIM CLARK Editor It may have been Super Bowl Sunday, but for those gathered at Veterans Memorial Park on the afternoon of Feb. 5, something far more important to them was being remembered. There was a Four Chaplains ceremony that attracted a small crowd to a corner of the park near the plaque honoring the four men of God who sacrificed so much during an attack on a ship in World War II. The four men saved many sailors whose ship had been torpedoed by the Germans. The ship didnt have a chance, going down in a very short time. The crowd heard Chaplain Capt. Gary R. Politt, U.S. Navy Retired, of Jacksonville, tell them about the men who sacrificed their own safety and stayed to help others as the ship was going down. There is also testimony that they gave up their life jackets to others who had none. In addition to the speaker, who was introduced by Chaplain Col. 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