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Publication Date: 02-17-2012
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BRIEFS INDEX Bookmark...........................24 Cherrywood......................13 Cop Shop............................12 Judis Journal.....................19 Oak Run...............................15 Obituary..............................19 OTOW...................................21 Out to Pastor.....................20 Pun Alley.............................25 Puzzles.................................23CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 38 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Corridor vets recall Iwo Jima Two local men were on support vessels PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKDetroit Johnson, left, and Bill Lehr spoke to the crowd at the Iwo Jima Memorial event at Marion Woods last week. Both were Navy men on landing craft. Both defended the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which effectively ended the war with Japan. The year was 1945. It was February, and the U.S. Marines were about to embark on one of the key battles of World War II as they approached the island of Iwo Jima. Two Ocala men were members of the U.S. Navy at the time, and were in craft offshore as the Marines took to the island and eventually won control. Both men were at the Iwo Jima memorial event at Marion Woods last week. Both spoke at the gathering, and both were firm in their appreciation for the fact that the U.S., under President Harry Truman, dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. Bill Lehr, who lives in Marion Landing off State Road 200, told the guests, mostly veterans, about his time in the military. He spent his first 15 months assigned to Landing Ship Tank (LST) 807 assigned to the Pacific. On Jan. 4, 1945, we left Pearl (Harbor) and went a long way with Marines and equipment. We landed at Iwo Jima on Feb. 19 on the beach. It was dark. The Marines unloaded and took off because most of the battles were on the other side of the island. Lehr said his crafts duty was to take on wounded Marines. After five days he saw an American flag being raised on the mountains, and then later a second flag. That second flag became the iconic picture that is still associated with Iwo Jima today. At one point, he said a single PLEASESEEIWO JIMA PAGE3 Race starts for County Commission District 5 Seat wont have incumbent as Charlie Stone runs for Legislature Pat Gabriel, president of the State Road 200 Coalition, has announced that she will be a candidate for County Commission District 5. The seat is being vacated by Chairman Charlie Stone, who is running for state representative. Marion County is a great place to live, work, and play. We are positioning ourselves to be leaders in the state in both job creation and quality of life. I want to help our county preserve our natural resources, provide job opportunities, and maintain quality services for our citizens without losing our small town charm and warmth. She moved to Marion County in 1996, and joined the Southwest Francine Johannesen, CEO of the Marion County Building Industry Association, longtime resident, and community leader, has officially announced her candidacy for the 2012 Marion County Commission District 5 race. The seat is being vacated by Chairman Charlie Stone, who is running for state representative. Johannesens priorities center around a unified economic agenda designed to create jobs, to get people back to work, and to keep those jobs so our community can thrive today and into the future. I have had the privilege of working closely with our local officials and local leaders to promote pro-active economic Going Home Phil Geissal, husband of one of our correspondents, Priscilla Geissal, displays his heart pillow as he heads for home after heart surgery. His wife writes all about his experience, starting on Page 2. It will be a return to yesteryear on Saturday, Feb. 18, as Ocala once again sees a herd of cattle driven down its streets. Beginning at 10 a.m., some 35 head of cattle will be driven from the 800 block of Southeast Osceola Avenue to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2200 N.E. Jacksonville Road. About 15 professional cowboys, led by Southeastern Pro Rodeo representative Ruben Lamb, will be participating. City Councilman Daniel Owen, who has helped organize the event, said he envisions the cattle drive being an annual event to coincide with the Southeastern Youth Fair and Florida High School Rodeo. In the 1940s and early 1950s this was a tradition in our community and we are hoping to re-establish it, Owen said. The event will require rolling road closures, including East Silver Springs Boulevard, Northeast 14th Street and Jacksonville Road. None of the road closures will last for more than five minutes. The best viewing locations, in addition to the livestock pavilion, will be between Southeast 5th Street and State Road 40 on Osceola Avenue and on the Watula Avenue side of Tuscawilla Park. The drive is not expected to last for more than an hour. Cattle call Cows to be herded through streets of Ocala on Saturday Francine Johannesen Pat Gabriel Pat Gabriel Francine Johannesen State Road 200 Coalition in 1997. She was chosen vice president in 1998, and became president in development within our community and I want to further my commitment to ensure we are effective PLEASESEEPAT PAGE3 PLEASESEEFRANCINE PAGE3 School Board takes city to court over utilitiesThe Marion County School Board filed a temporary injunction Tuesday against the City of Ocala to keep lights on and water flowing in 23 city schools and seven school board facilities. Although utility bills are current, City of Ocala leaders are demanding $724,000 in utility deposits, threatening to turn off water, sewer, and electricity by February 29 if the board doesnt pay the deposits. The board filed the temporary injunction in circuit court to guarantee utility services to nearly 20,000 students and employees. The board has 23 schools and seven facilities serviced by City electricity, water, or sewer. No deposits have been paid in the past, and the board doesnt believe its necessary now based on its 98-year customer status with the city. The school board stopped paying $9,500 in monthly storm water fees last November to the City of Ocala, citing court cases elsewhere in Florida exempting school boards from paying user fees. Since 2006, the board has also fought city fire service and impact fees for the same reasons. The City of Ocalas written demands also require the board to sign utility contracts which could then be used against the board in current cases regarding storm water, fire, and impact fees. In a Jan. 30 letter to the school board attorney, City Attorney Patrick Gilligan writes, It is unfortunate that it has come to this. He continues saying the city will have no choice but to treat the School Board as it treats all its customers and discontinue utility services to the School Board if the deposits arent paid. In 2011, the school board paid over $3.8 million in utility costs to the City alone. 000AIB4

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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY PRISCILLA GEISSALEditors note: Phil Geissal, husband of West Marion Messenger writer Priscilla Geissal, recently underwent heart surgery. This is her story about his care.This year, Valentines Day has taken on a whole new meaning and significance to me and to my husband of 5 years. Though Phil is 77 and I am 71, we plan to have many loving years together even though Phil has several significant health issues to deal with, and I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia some 10 years ago. Hopefully, I will not be criticized for writing about something so personal as the past month in our lives, but my husband and I feel very strongly about the wonderful care he has received over the past month. He had a serious heart attack, some other complications, and open heart surgery at Munroe Regional Medical Center. We are, therefore, willing to accept any criticism as we say, Thank You All! to those who have been there to care for, support, and encourage us both. Ironically, or fortuitously, this is coming to print right after Valentines Day. Obviously, from the point of view of an old high school and college English instructor (40+ years) I cannot miss the symbolic use of the holiday, the heart-shaped pillows provided for the cardiac patients, and (certainly) the love that is normally associated with this time of year. This love has been given to us very generously by our wonderful (and huge) family and numerous friends here in Ocala and actually from all over the world because my husband traveled extensively with his former career. I must hasten to say, that I spent the first 65 years of my life in Rome, Ga., and taught in the same wonderful high school (Model High School) for 33 years before retiring to do some adjunct teaching at the local technical college. My world travel has been limited but my friendships have not. On to the main issue at hand, the Cardiac Care Unit and Intensive Care Unit at Munroe Regional Medical Center. I know there are other faHeart felt thanks on Valentines Day PLEASESEEHEART PAGE24 Dr. Ali Nasser at his TimberRidge office. 861-Wise (9473) VOTED SOUTH MARION CITIZENS READERS CHOICE #1 USED CAR DEALER FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS Over 50 Years Experience Family Owned & Operated Experience a whole new way to buy a vehicle Like-new cars without the new car price LOCATE PROGRAM, Wise Way can find any vehicle youre looking for! All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified with Warranty Upon Purchase!! Full Service Center West Marion Countys Largest Selection of Certified Preowned Cars, Trucks, SUVs LIKE NEW!! 9045 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34481 PROUDLY SERVING OUR SW 200 NEIGHBORS FOR OVER 13 YEARS For all your Transportation needs. The Only Way, The Wise Way! 2 YEARS FREE LUBE, OIL, FILTER WITH EVERY PURCHASE! 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1999, a position which she still holds today. She is also chair of the Marion County Parks and Recreation Advisory Council, December 2008 to present; and chair of the Marion County Fire Advisory February 2009 to present. She was chair of the Marion County Emergency Medical Response Task Force, a County Commission appointment, in 2001; member of the board of directors of the Public Policy Institute in 2000 and reappointed in 2002, while there served on the Senior Study and Growth Study, was chair for the Ocala Conference in 2003 and 2004, and on the Executive Committee Women for Ocala in 2005. She was a governors appointee to Withlachoochee Regional Planning Council, 2001 to 2008 and served on the Executive Board, was a member of EMS Advisory Committee at CFCC, 1999; AED Selection Committee at Munroe Regional Hospital, 2000; Charter Member of South West Rotary, 2001 2007; Sgt. Of Arms South West Ocala Rotary 2003/2004; President of South West Ocala Rotary 2005/2006; Member of Smart Growth Coalition, 2002 2005 and was Countryside Farms Homeowners Association Secretary 1998 2006. She graduated from Marion County Citizens Academy 2001, was appointed to Sheriffs Advisory Committee 2004/2005 and was appointed to Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2005. Gabriel attended Ohio State University, Hammel Actual Business College, Cincinnati Technical School, Cuyahoga Community College, and the Realtors National Marketing Institute, with courses leading to CRB designation. She has been a secretary for Industrial Contractor, worked in accounts receivable and payable and advertising for a major company, was an assistant director of personnel and a news editor at a hospital She began a real estate career as an agent in 1978 in Ohio, and achieved Million Dollar Club status, was honored as Professional of the Year, taught a 30-hour continuing education course, wrote and taught training modules and served on the Grievance Committee of the Cincinnati Board of Realtors before becoming the board president. In Florida she worked as an advertising representative for the St. Petersburg Times. Her husband is retired from AT&T and from the Ocala Star-Banner. She has a son who served in the Marines, reaching the rank of captain, and is now with the FBI in Washington, D.C.; and a daughter, who received her RN degree from CFCC and lives with her daughter in Citrus County. Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Japanese kamikaze tried to attack his ship. He was shot down, and we didnt lose anybody. His craft had another dangerous situation, even after the war. We were hit by a typhoon on the way back, he said, adding that others were damaged but his LST came through OK. We had to bomb the two towns. I know it killed a lot of innocent people, but if we invaded they would have thrown everybody out to fight us. If we had an invasion, I might not have been here. Detroit Johnson, who lives in Oak Run, also off 200, was in the Navy Seabees and followed a similar path to get to Iwo Jima. It took us some time to get there from Hawaii in a troop ship with the 3rd Marine Division. He added, One of the things our ship was used for was for Marine casualties. He said that after a time, wed have a burial at sea for those who had been killed. As the invasion progressed, part of his job was to help clean up areas. Our job was to prepare the landing strip which had been damaged by shelling. To illustrate how times have changed, he said that one day his men heard there was a plane coming in that was built with no propellers. It was the first time we had ever seen a jet, he said, noting the turbulence and waves from the aircraft. Although he was a gunners mate, he said he could work with anything. I could operate and run any heavy equipment there was. He was also assigned as a commanders guard. At Iwo Jima, the Americans had 6,812 killed or missing, 19, 217 wounded and two captured. The Japanese, on the other hand, had 21,844 killed, but no wounded were found. The Americans captured 216 men. It was widely believed that most wounded Japanese had taken their own lives. Johnson felt that things would have been much worse had the U.S. invaded Japan. Like Lehr, he had visions of what would have happened. Every walking living person would have a gun. We could lose 40 to 50 thousand. Johnson praised the dropping of the bombs. Thanks to Harry (Truman), Im here today. That was the big thing. Thank God, Harry saved all of us. IWO JIMACONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Thank God, Harry saved all of us. Detroit Johnson PATCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 and efficient in rebuilding our community. said Johannesen. Johannesen believes by promoting pro-active economic development, capitalizing in innovation, leveraging our communitys greatest assets, and strengthening our education and workforce development, we will create a healthy environment for Marion County. Johannesen also states, All economies are local and many of us are working hard to create an atmosphere that is conducive to a better local economy. It is going to take dedication, hard work, and a great deal of teamwork to accomplish these priorities. Marion County is a great place to live and one of our greatest assets is the power of the people that live here. Through my formal education and my experience in problem solving, change and project management, I want to pull our resources together to get the job done. Johannesen has been a resident of Marion County since 1974 and graduated from Lake Weir High School with a full academic scholarship to the College of Central Florida where she received her Associate of Arts degree. She continued her undergraduate studies at Saint Leo University and obtained her degree in Business Administration, specializing in business management with a minor in marketing. She has held positions with the City of Ocala Electric Utility, Progress Energy of Florida, and is currently CEO at the Marion County Building Industry Association. Johannesen is currently active on the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, a member of the Ocala/Marion County Economic Development Corporation and the Republican Business Council. She is also an engaged volunteer leader and has worked with United Way, March of Dimes, Junior Achievement, ARC of Marion, and many others. Johannesen and her husband Chad have a daughter, Aubrey, and two opinionated Chihuahuas. FRANCINECONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Todays New Ads CITRUS SPRINGS 1155 West Franconia Lane Garage and Estate Sale Entire Contents of Home Furniture,Tools,Housh old Items Organ,Recliners, Tables Everything Goes Announcements Internationally Recognized Lively Stones World Healing Ordination Seminar. www.willar dfuller .com 850-342-1011 March 9-16th 2012. 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Patrick Killian 425-7935 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 Steve Zrowka 000ADT9 Pressure Cleaning Lees Pressure Washing Quality work at low prices! 352-489-6786 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! Answers to Feb. 10 Go Figure puzzle could reasonably expect. Along with this blessing, he has been cared for by many excellent physicians here in Ocala, but, specifically, by Dr. A. Nasser, a highly respected cardiologist. My husbands cardiac surgeon was the very skilled Dr. J. Galat of the Munroe Heart Group. His main hospitalist was Dr. N. Rao, who is someone we have seen several other times, and he is another excellent doctor. I do not mean to leave anyone out, but these were the main facilitators of his heart care while he was hospitalized. The caregivers (aka nursing and tech staff) in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Cardiac and Vascular Care Unit on Munroes 4th floor are superior in every respect. They are cheerful, optimistic, smiling, and totally professional. Without these magnificent ladies and gentlemen, none of the rest would be possible, and we send them all a huge Thank you!` Last, certainly not least, and maybe even most of all, we are so grateful to our family and friends for the unwavering support and love that we were blessed to have every day, all day, and all night when it was needed. One thinks I can handle this myself, but I can attest to the fact that knowing that a loving voice is just a phone call away is more than just reassuring. It honestly kept me the wife moving right along through several fairly significant scares. My neighbor who sat with me during the 3+ hour surgery (she knows who she is) was my rock that day as were my family all over the country who were on the cell phone and sending emails that were unwavering. We had asked all of our extended family to keep their families first and not come to Florida because they all have children, professions, school, and other responsibilities that have to be recognized and handled. They were here in every way that counted. How do I close this personal column? That is very easy! From the bottom of my heart and from my husbands healing heart, we say, again, Thank You and We Love You All! Happy Belated Valentines Day! HEARTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Teen volunteer Christopher R.N. Cindy Jack and David in Dr. Nassers office. 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Friday, Feb. 17 Church meal this evening Coventry Episcopal Church will be featuring a Coventry Garden meal, Friday evening, Feb. 17, between 5 and 7 p.m. at 20 S.W. 87th Place (on the Southwest corner of CR312 and 475), Ocala. The menu features a variety of homemade soups (corn chowder, white chicken chili, loaded baked potato, zuppa toscana, Italian wedding soup) just to name a few, garden salad, and homemade bread-sticks, with drink and dessert included. Tickets available at the door for $6. 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 Clauson at 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen at 352 3478362. 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 Jazz Society offers free music The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on Feb. 19, 2 to 5 p.m. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. For more info call Gladys at 352-854-8930.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. 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. Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Community calendar M any think that the sports season for big bruisin men wearing protective armor and helmets has ended. While football is over, there is another sport going on now where padded men bang into each other, break out in fights and wind up with concussions. Its hockey, a cool sport. The finish Anaheim Duck superstar from Finland, Teemu Selanne, had never had his father see him play professional hockey. When his father visited to watch him, several players arranged a banquet at a restaurant. In addition to the entire team and staff, Orange County dignitaries attended with the entire tab being picked up by the Duck goalie. It was a huge success. The next day the local newspaper reported that it was certainly a dinner worthy of the father, son and the goalie host. Really kickingAndy came to work one day, limping something awful. One of his co-workers, Josh, noticed and asked Andy what happened. Andy replied, Oh, nothing. Its just an old hockey injury that acts up once in a while. Josh said, Gee, I never knew you played hockey. Andy responded, No I dont. I hurt it when I lost $100 on the Stanley Cup playoffs. I put my foot through the television. Cold loss In a postmortem press conference after their Stanley Cup defeat, angry Flyers coach LeClark refused to accept any blame for their loss. Instead, he blamed it all on a penalty unjustly called against his star player, Claude DeKaque, a penalty that resulted in the other team scoring the winning goal. The following morning the newspaper had the headline LeClark Says Loss Is Just the icing on DeKaque.Slap shots The other day, when I was watching a boxing match on TV, a hockey game broke out. The boy took his hockey stick up into a tree because he wanted to play with the Maple Leafs. The hockey player with liberal views played at left wing. The difference between a hockey game and a prizefight is that in a hockey game the fights are real. When Russian hockey star Nail Yakupov takes an elbow to the noggin, that is hitting the Nail on the head. Ive been skating for hours on end. Maybe I ought to take lessons. In Boston the Bruins enjoy beans. On Long Island, the Islanders only have the Sound. The blonde hockey team drowned during spring training. Since baseball is such a hit in Japan, the Japanese entrepreneur decided to import ice hockey. Unfortunately no one had a yen for it. The Boston fan snuck into the locker room to see what was Bruin. The hockey star was offered $1.5 million to write his autobiography. Six months later, he handed in the story of his BMW.Adult directions At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 7-year-old hockey players aside and asked, Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is? The little boy nodded in the affirmative. Do you understand that what matters is not whether we win or lose, but how we play together as a team? The little boy nodded yes. So, the coach continued, I am sure you know, when a penalty is called, you should not argue, curse, attack the referee, or call him bad names. Do you understand all that? Again the little boy nodded. He continued, And when I call you off the ice so that another boy gets a chance to play, its not good sportsmanship to call your coach an idiot, is it? Again the little boy nodded. Good, said the coach. Now go explain all that to your mother.Baseless I hear the Bruins just had a no-hitter, the young lady said to her boyfriend. The Bruins? You sure you dont mean the Red Sox? No, the Bruins, she insisted. They played an entire game without throwing a single punch. TimelyThe night before a playoff game, two hockey stars snuck out of the hotel for a few drinks. Before long, they were so inebriated they stayed past curfew time. The following morning, when the two players showed up for practice, the coach asked, Did either of you miss curfew? One looked at the other and said, I wouldnt miss it, would you? 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com THE FAULT IN OUR STARS By John Green The Fault in Our Stars is a break-away novel from young-adult author John Green that reaches out to a much wider audience. Dont be put off by young adult. Theres no dumbing down in this awe-inspiring love story about two doomed teenagers with terminal cancer. Its a witty, irreverent, brave attempt of two remarkable young people to surround themselves with a beautiful world even if they have to build it themselves. Despite the tumorshrinking medical miracle called Phalanxifor that has bought her a few years, 16year-old Hazel Lancaster is battling Stage IV thyroid cancer that has so damaged her lungs that she must drag an oxygen tank with her everywhere. She calls the tank Phillip for its occasional noises. In typical teen parlance everything in Hazels life is either s or sucks, including the Cancer Support Group her mother drives her to. But one day the Group has a new member 17year-old Augustus Waters, a lanky, blue-eyed survivor of osteosarcoma which cost him a leg. The two are immediately drawn to each other and are soon inseparable. Amid trips to the mall and countless video game sessions, the characters expound on subjects in life everyone faces, made all the more poignant because they cannot expect to live beyond their late teens. Yet they scorn pity offerings they sarcastically call cancer perks. As remarkable as the teens are, they are matched by quietly heroic parents who continually reiterate their love, parents fully appreciated by their sick children. Hazel says, There is only one thing in this world s than biting it from cancer when youre sixteen, and thats having a kid who bites it from cancer. The story weaves in and out of Hazel and Augustus blooming relationship. Then a huge plot twist changes everything, forcing the pair to look at life through new lenses. This is a well-written, brilliant exploration of the thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love. Read it for yourself and then give it to a grateful grandchild. Love story between two doomed teens with cancer B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington cilities that probably are just as caring and skilled as are the pros at Munroe; but, honestly, we would rather not be in a position to have to test out another. I challenge those of you who have other kudos to hand out to send word to me, and I will endeavor to pass those along as well. pbgeissal@aol.com While my husband was a patient, he spent more time in the hospital than most might because of his additional complications due to Myasthenia Gravis, a condition that is not very recognizable to most people. It is a neurological condition that affects, among other things, ones immune system and is often difficult to control. Thankfully, his is controlled well. Because of my husbands excellent care by Dr. S. Subramony at Shands Hospital and the University of Florida in Gainesville, he is given all the extra medical attention that anyone HEARTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 PLEASESEEHEART PAGE26 Thursday, Feb. 23 Go sp e l g ro up t o app e a r 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 S t e a rn s t o ho ld t o w n m ee ti n g U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, (R-Fla.), will hold a series of town meetings on Saturday, Feb. 25. From 9 to 10 a.m. he will be at the Marion County Commission chambers, 601 S.E. 25th Ave. in Ocala. From 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. he will be at the Belleview Public Library, 13145 S.E. Highway 484. From 1 to 2 p.m. hell be at the American Legion, 699 W. Lady Lake Blvd., Lady Lake. From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. hell be at Fruitland Park City Hall, 506 W. Berckman St., Fruitland Park.All meetings are open to the public. Ki n gd o m o f t he S u n C on c er t B a n d 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.In t ern ati on al Foo ds Fe stival Join 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 Re ti re d n u r s e s t o m ee t The 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. Tuesday, Feb. 28 Bre ast ca n c er su r viv or s m ee t The 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 S p r i n g sal e at O cala W e st A 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, electronics, furniture, clothing, garden and outdoor items, and a bake sale. Saturday, March 3 Tee T im e f or To ts 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. Sho wtim e f or S w ee t A d e li ne s 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-$8. Call Jackie at 352-888-8841. Tickets are also available at the door for $12. door prizes available. No t e d aut hor t o sp e ak Noted author Judith Rock will speak on Conjuring up the Past at the March 3 meeting of the Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society. Her first two novels, The Rhetoric of Death and The Eloquence of Blood are set in 17th century Paris and delighted historical mystery novel readers by bringing together ballet-producing Jesuits, Paris police, outlaw Huguenots, seditious beggars, and fire-fighting Franciscans. Based on her doctoral research done in Paris, the books garnered starred reviews from many important literary organizations. Rocks third book in the series, A Plague of Lies will come out in the fall. The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month at the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162. A & L Handyman Service Finish Carpentry Painting -interior/exterior Pressure Cleaning From floors to ceilings and everything in between Kitchen, Baths Cabinets Ceramic Tile Trims Molding Drywall Repairs Licensed & Insured 489-3622 000AGQK HOME IMPROVEMENT 000AFAU LAWN CARE Clean Ups Mulch Plants, Trees Landscaping Boucher Lawn Service 857-0461 000ADNK COMPUTER REPAIR Troys Computer Clinic We Come To You Call or email for appointment (352) 817-2834 troy@troyscomputerclinic.com Repairs are done on-site. 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High-end fixtures, furnished available too! $195,000 MLS#365067 Lois Lane 789-4516 or Lou Serago 504-0159 EVERYTHING UPGRADED! Newer A/C, new counters, new floors, freshly painted, extra closets, pull-outs for every cabinet and more! $137,500 MLS#357434 Lou Serago 804-0159 BEAUTIFUL VILLA! GOLF LOVERS DREAM HOME! True Florida Golf Course living at its BEST! Screened lanai, breakfast room and HUGE den have a golf course view of 3 fairways! 2/2/2 with den, formal dining room, very large master shower, ceilings fans, extra large island, granite countertops. $193,400 MLS#369717 ASK FOR Lois Lane 789-4516! Pat Stimmel 895-5160 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Specializing in retirement communities for the Young At Heart! Check Out Our Website At: www.ocalaflretirementhomes.com THE STIMMEL-BROOKS TEAM Featured Homes of the Week

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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com $ 4,995 Starting at 000AKYF 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Thank You for your business, we strive to make our customers satisfied.Sale on all Trojan Batteries Same Day Service Guaranteed 6-V T605 only $ 539 8-V T875 only $ 639 12-V T1275 only $ 639 W E L EAD O THERS F OLLOW Free Pick-up within 10 miles EZ-GO RXV ARE HERE FOR YOU! COME TAKE A DRIVE!2012 Club Car Flip Back Seat only $ 399 VETERANS DISCOUNT 10% Off All year long Thank you Excludes Batteries ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your ideas are finally reaching those who can appreciate them. But dont expect any immediate reactions. That will come later. Meanwhile, a personal matter needs your attention. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your energy levels are rising, and youre feeling restless and eager to get into some activity, whether its for profit or just for fun. In either case, the aspects are highly favorable, so go for it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A relationship seems to be winding down from passionate to passive. Its up to you to decide what the next step will be. But dont wait too long to take the initiative. Delay could create more problems. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A decision looms. But be very sure that this is what you really want before you sign or say anything. Once you act, therell be little or no wiggle room for any adjustments. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Money matters improve, but you still need to be cautious with your spending. Also, set aside that Leonine pride for a bit and apologize for contributing to that misunderstanding. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A tempting financial situation could make the usually unflappable Virgo rush in before checking things out. Be alert to possible hidden problems. Get the facts before you act. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Its nice to know that youre finally getting due credit for your efforts. You also should know that new opportunities will follow. A family member brings important news. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Any uncertainty that begins to cloud an impending decision could signal a need to re-examine your reasons for wanting to take on this commitment. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You benefit from taking time out of your currently hectic schedule to do more contemplation or meditation. This will help re-energize you, both in body and soul. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Nursing hurt feelings can zap the energies of even the usually self-confident Sea Goat. Best advice: Move forward. Success is the best balm for a painful ego. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A display of temperament surprises you, as well as those around you. It could be all that pressure youre under. Consider letting someone help you see it through. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Some things dont seem to be working out as youd hoped. Dont fret. Instead, take some time out to reassess your plans and see where changes could be made. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy traveling and meeting people. You are especially good with children and would make an excellent teacher. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Thursday, March 8 International Womans DayBarbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Womans Day Celebration on March 8. This date was proclaimed a U.N. day for women s rights and International Peace in 1975 and will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Citrus Springs. 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 Chili supper and bake sale Sister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keepers Soup Kitchen in Ocala is sponsoring the 5th annual Chili Supper and bake sale on 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.Thursday, March 15 Genealogical Society meeting The Marion County Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. This months program will feature Paul Enchelmeyer, whose topic will be Ten Ways to be a Perfect Ancestor. The public is cordially invited and there is no cost involved. For further information, please contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840, MarionGenealogy@gmail.com, or http://MarionGenealogy.tripod.com.Saturday, March 24 Saddle Oak Club annual yard sale Saddle Oak Club will hold its annual yard sale on March 24 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse at the development on State Road 200 across from Heathbrook/Publix. Breakfast will be served, with sandwiches and coffee. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches and there will also be a bake sale. Sunday, March 25 Cantata at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will have a special Easter musical cantata Come Walk With Me on Sunday, March 25, at 8 a.m. and on Palm Sunday, April 1 at 11 a.m. Please join us for worship and fellowship. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th S., Ocala. Phone is 352854-9550. Pastor is the Rev. Alan Jefferson.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 pipe organ at Queen of Peace Catholic Church 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. For further information, call 352-537-0207.Saturday, March 31 Fourth annual Sheriffs Office car showThe Fourth annual Sheriffs Office car show is scheduled for Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Sheriffs Operations Center at 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. There will be vehicles from the past and present on display. Car registration is $15 until 3/23 after which the fee is $20. There will be lots to see and do for the entire family. There will be a tram to take visitors on a tour around the complex and describe the facilities. There will be a bomb-destroying robot, demonstrations by the canine division, a SWAT demonstration, mounted police, concessions and free popcorn. The show is free to spectators. Proceeds of the show will go to the Sheriffs Office Foundation to support the volunteers programs; so come on out and support the volunteers. For more information call 352-368-3582 or foundation@marionso.com. 0 0 0 A G 5 F CELEBRATE YOUR SMILE IN 2012 Start your New Year off with a great smile! 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in now their long ball hitter has returned healthy and anxious to get back to playing. The Wise Way team is still struggling although they were able to pick up a win with a little help from some substitute players. With three months to go, there may still be some surprises and a change in the standings. We may not have major league players, but there are some plays that show signs of major league status. We play for the enjoyment of the game along with the exercise and the fellowship. TEAM WON LOSS Great Clips-Angelo 19-8 Dr. Dunn-Marty18-9 Florida Eye-Roger 15-12 Tee Pee Tire-Ken 10-17 Cebert Wealth-Bill 10-17 Wiseway-Jimmy 8-19On the Road Again There are a few seats remaining for the Cape Cod and Marthas Vineyard nine-day, eight-night motor coach trip, departing on Sept. 15. Included in this package are: eight nights lodging; 14 meals; entrance fees to venues; ferry ride to the Vineyard; all gratuities, and more. The trip also includes a visit to many historical sites and other locations on the Cape and a visit to the Mayflower II and Plymouth Plantation, plus other stops. If you are in the mood for a cruise, there are plenty of cabins remaining on the Royal Caribbeans Jewel of the Seas, which sails on Jan. 19, 2013 from Tampa to Cozumel, Mexico, and Key West, Florida. This trip has some fantastic prices, starting with inside cabins that are less than $500 for Category N, including transportation to the p[ort, driver, and porters gratuities; there is also a $50 shipboard credit per cabin. Be advised that the trip to the Smokey Mountains in November is completely sold out. If you would like to place your name on the stand-by waiting list (with no obligation), give Bob a call. The finalization of motor coach trips for the entire year of 2013 are not yet completed; however, the following trips, to date, have been scheduled: Seven-day trip to New Orleans in early April; a nineday trip to Montreal and Quebec during the summer; and another six-day trip to Washington, D.C. in either September or October. If you think you might enjoy taking any of these trips, call Bob so he can place your name on the appropriate trip, and when he gets the particulars, he will call you with the details. There is no need for a deposit, and those of you who do call are under no obligation to take the trip(s) of interest. For information on any of these trips delineated in this column, call Bob at 352-854-0702 or visit his website at www.bobwoodsontheroadagain.com. Travel ToppersThere are some seats available for the following trips: Strawberry Festival on Monday, March 5 call Mary Lee Coleman at 237912; Tampa Downs on Saturday, April 7 call Pat Hood at 237-8533; and for "In the Mood, event, which will be at the Peabody Theater in Daytona Beach on Wednesday, April 18, call Kathy Peterson at 873-2929 (this event was not in the travel brochure). Travel Toppers has arranged an Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the "Reflection," a brand new ship of Celebrity Cruise Line. The seven-day cruise will depart from Miami on Saturday, January 19, 2013 for San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Martens, and St. Kitts. The deposit is $250 per person; however, cabins will go quickly, so call Inge Gaitch ASAP at 352-2377428 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.Bowling League Last months listings of 200 and higher games brought out the best in everyone! This past month resulted in great scores: Whitney Frye, bowling a 246; Rick DAddio, 239 and 221; Bill Hull, 234, 214 and 211; Norm Hebert, 224; Art Buecher, 223 and 213; Rod Shepherd and Jerry Roney, 214; Joe Jingco, 213 and 212; Ed Gallagher, 213 and 205; Rick DAddio ,657 series; and Bill Hull, 649 and 621. The women scored as follows: Faye Shampine, 201 and a 500 series; JoAnn Roney; 523 series; and Barbara Buecher, 503 series. The Lucky Four has returned to first place, followed closely by Osima, the Better Bs and the Snowbirds. The Snowbirds may be the team to watch they have held first place for 6 of the 20 weeks. Although not a member of our League, Joe Ropsinski, an On Top of the World resident, recently bowled a perfect 300 game. Our League is in need of a portable Public Address System for our April 23 banquet. If anyone has one or has access to one, please call Jerry Roney at 352-8734327. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Candler Hills Golf Club will be host to the 6th annual Ocala Open Golf Tournament on March 14 to 16. Candler Hills Golf Club is the prestigious golf course at On Top of the World Communities in Ocala. The three-day tournament will be played Wednesday through Friday with a guaranteed winners prize of $12,000. The ProAm is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, and will feature local amateurs paired up with pros in a fun round of golf all for charity. Spectator admission to the professional tournament is free. On Top of the World Communities has established an outstanding reputation for leadership and community service in the greater Ocala and Marion County area. The Ocala Open Golf Tournament will benefit local charities: Hospice of Marion County, Inc. and Interfaith Emergency Services. Hospice of Marion County, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide exemplary compassionate comfort care for the terminally ill and support services for the families/caregivers. Interfaith Emergency Services is a not-for-profit organization which brings together people of all faiths providing basic necessities such as food, shelter, clothing and emergency financial assistance to those in need right here in our community. For sponsorship opportunities and more information on the 2012 Ocala Open Golf Tournament, visit our website: www.OcalaOpen.com. Candler Hills to host Ocala Open Golf event Marion Countys Most Wanted Mary Braddock 33, felony order to take revoke bond possession of cocaine possession of paraphernalia. Priness Fields 27, felony violation of probation simple battery. Gulammohiuddin Mansuri 37, felony bench warrant for failure to appear change of plea count 1 retail grand theft. Anthony Simpson 21, felony violation of probation grand theft. Morris Thomas 55, felony violation of probation cocaine possession drive while license revoked habitual possession of drug paraphernalia. Tiffany Turner 28, felony bench warrant for failure to appear violation of probation count1 possession of oxycodone. Helping Kids Central Kids Central, Inc. which serves five counties for ensuring the safe welfare of many children, is recognized and supported by the Citrus Marion Chapter of Registered Nurses Retired, Inc. From the left, Kim Avera Law Supervisor of Volunteer Services, behind Kim is Danielle Damato, Director of Community Development, Cynthia Schuler, CEO of Kids Central, Inc. Jeanne Loranger RN Community Service Chairman, and Betty Greve RN. There is a great need for Nurse Volunteers. Clothing, food and household items are gratefully accepted. 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BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Sports scores, a special Presidents Day event, an important fundraiser and more constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings. German American Club The German American Club invites all OTOW residents and their guests to the Spring Dinner and Dance on Saturday, May 12, at the H&R Building Ballroom from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Dinner will be catered by Sonnys Real Pit Bar-B-Q. There will be two meat entrees, three vegetables, tossed green salad, plus iced tea or lemonade. Music will be provided by Northern Sounds, an Ocala-based group that has performed in many places in Florida and other states around the country. The Pub will provide a cash bar for attendees. The cost of this event is $15 per person, and tickets will be available beginning on Monday, Feb. 20, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the H&R Ballroom and then every week on Mondays and Wednesday at the same time. Reserved seating for tables of eight persons may be reserved. To reserve a ticket, call 352-237-4428. Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities is doing something very special for Presidents Day (Monday, Feb. 20). Spend a couple of hours with Presidents Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman and their wives! William and Sue Wills will bring these historic characters to life on stage at the Circle Square Cultural Center at 1 p.m. The Wills are not impersonators, but their costumes, dialects and demeanors will help to recreate these historic figures. They have performed at eight Presidential Libraries and Museums throughout the U.S. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. This event is open to the public and seating is open. Master the Possibilities has offered similar presentations in past years and the response has been excellent, so come join in this unique event! Marion Kidney FoundationThe Marion County Kidney Foundation, a nonprofit organization, will host its annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run on March 3. The Run/Walk event will occur at the Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead on 4225 S.E. 58th Ave., Ocala. The Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the Kids Fun Run at 9:15 a.m. Advanced registration is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and younger; however, on the day of the race, registration will be $25 for adults. The Kids Fun Run is a 100-yard dash and is free to youths 10 years of age and younger. Awards will be presented in each category, and prize bags will be given to each child who participates in the Fun Run. Registrations are accepted online at www.marioncountykidneyfoundatio n.org or www.active.com through March 1, as well as in person at Ocala Sports, 2135 S.W. 19th Ave. Road #105. Completed registration forms can be mailed to MCKF, 2980 S.E. 3rd Ct., Ocala, FL34471. Race teams are strongly encouraged; groups of five or more will qualify for team status. In addition to the 5K, there will be educational opportunities geared towards learning how to prevent kidney disease as well as activities for family fun, including the following: K-Country, live music provided by Uncle Mortys Rhythm Cream Band; raffle prizes; vendor booths and activities for children. The presenting sponsors are Ocala Kidney Group and DaVita Dialysis Services. Other sponsors include but are not limited to: Winco Manufacturing; K-Country; Ocala Sports; Barrett, Liner & Company; and Advisors Advertising. The mission of the Marion County Kidney Foundation is to help individuals with chronic kidney disease and to combat its spread, as well as empower and improve the well-being of persons affected with chronic kidney disease. All proceeds derived from this event directly assist patients with kidney disease here in Marion County.Entertainment GroupOn March 24 at 7 p.m., Doctors Linn and Goldstein, along with their staff at the Foot and Ankle Center of Ocala, present Jimmy Mazz and his five-piece band from Boston with his Crooning Vegas Style show. Jimmys ultrasmooth vocals briefly croon the tunes of Sinatra, Martin, and Sammy Davis but quickly moves on to glide thru the likes of Bobby Darin, Lo Rawls, Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Tony Orlando and Englebert, too. Yes hell certainly stop and focus on Elvis, The King, for a bit with a very amusing parody. As usual, with this being the last show of their series, The Entertainment Group will make their annual charitable donations to Hospice, The Center for the Blind, and Senior Services. Thanks to the support of the residents and the sponsors, the Group will have donated in excess of $25,000 since their inception. Tickets go on sale Feb. 27 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday thereafter. Tickets cost $10 for reserved seating and $8 general admission with the usual limit of four tickets per purchase. Thanks again to the good doctors for making this show possible. OTOW Baseball LeagueThe battle for the top spot is getting closer as the Dr. Dunn team tries to regain first place, now only a game back, but their short stop may be out for a few games with a leg injury. The Great Clips team split two games and lost a two game lead to the displeasure of their coach as it the loss was by one run. The Florida Eye Team showed improvement in the last game and if there hitters can continue to show their hitting power, they should be able to catch up and become contenders. Its a wait and see with the Florida Eye team as they have been up and down during the games. The young Tee Pee Tire continues to falter and are having difficulty scoring runs, falling into a fourth place tie with Cebert Wealth, butFriday, February 17, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 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 000AI76 Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org M any of us wonder why there arent any stop buttons for federal spending, deficits, and debt. One reason is that there are thousands of government employees working diligently to preserve and expand federal programs. Coincidentally their efforts ensure tenured employment and opportunities for promotions as more employees are hired to administer their agencys essential services. In 1996, after considerable political controversy, President Clinton announced Today we are ending welfare as we know it. His choice of words was intentionally glib as we know it. Federal welfare didnt end. It was transferred to state governments, which receive federal funding grants. For times like our protracted current recession, basic and necessary welfare is in better hands close to people in temporary need of child care, financial help, and housing assistance. Relieved of responsibility for welfare as they knew it, the federal government might have breathed a sigh of relief and closed down its assistance windows, but thats not how things work in Washington. With 45 members, Agriculture is one of the most popular House committees. Seems like every member of congress whose district has dirt, grass, and a few cows would like to have a seat on the Agriculture Committee. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) has become a stealth welfare agency, which administers many social and subsidy programs. A new-name agriculture program was established by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. It created funding and policy for administration of USDAs nutrition programs: The National School Lunch Program, the National School Breakfast Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, the Summer Food Services Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Before the Hunger-Free Kids Act was adopted, our curiosity had been drawn to first lady Michelle Obamas White House garden, which was planted in 2009 and expanded in 2010, Her war on obesity was announced soon after her successful second crop. In a column at the time we wondered whether the garden was a publicity prelude to the obesity campaign. A recent news report from the New Ulm Minnesota Journal referred to Michelle Obamas pet www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 I n the mid 1990s, while coaching a youth baseball team, I used to dread lining up for the national anthem. Most leagues were then playing the version that was in vogue, Whitney Houstons rendition in 1991 at the Super Bowl, shortly after the Gulf War started. To be sure, it was a great and heartfelt performance which helped send the nation into a patriotic frenzy at a time when we needed it. The problem is that it was long and slow. And if youve ever tried to keep a line of 12-year-olds quiet and attentive for that amount of time, when theyre about to play a baseball game, well, you know what I mean. Eventually the fad ended, and we went back to the good old military band version of the Star Spangled Banner. That was the first thing I thought of when I heard of Whitney Houstons death over the weekend. When you realized her age, and the problems she had in her life, somehow you shouldnt have been surprised that it ended that way. I see all the adulation being bestowed on her in the past few days, and I wonder how many people paid attention to her struggles. How many of these same people offered to help her overcome her problems. Personally, while I hope for recovery for all these people, I find it hard to feel like I should praise them. Yes, she was a great singer with a great voice. But like so many others, she strayed into the land of addiction. For those parents who push their children into the entertainment field, whether they enjoy it or not, it comes as a lesson that maybe living the ordinary life, without that much fame and money, is a better thing to teach. I thought the same thing when Michael Jackson died. With all the things he was accused of, I didnt understand how so many people could idolize him. And after that trial last year of his doctor revealed the drugs he was taking, I still dont. Houstons death comes on the heels of another death, this time of a little known singer, Leslie Carter. She died on Jan. 31. The Tampa native was perhaps best known as the sister of one of the Backstreet Boys. Although no official cause of death has yet been released, it was widely believed to be an overdose of prescription medication. The problem is that deaths of entertainers have become so commonplace that the American public doesnt get excited unless its a big-name star. So folk, when youre picking someone to idolize, make sure that person has earned it by the type of person they are, not because of what or how they sing, dance or act. There are many good people in the world who may be known only to a few, but who deserve the attention far more than some of our entertainers. 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. T he Florida Highway Patrol has announced a crackdown on aggressive driving. That includes speeding, tailgating, changing lanes without signals, which amounts to weaving in and out of traffic, and so forth. This emphasis is coming Feb. 27 to 29. Heres the question: Shouldnt this be done all the time? Why do we need special crackdowns to enforce traffic laws? We come to the same conclusion when we hear about DUI crackdowns. Shouldnt we be cracking down on these people all the time? We used to get upset when we got news releases that there was going to be a DUI checkpoint in a couple of days in a certain location. Why warn the public? Just do it. Turns out theres a state law, which seems silly to us, that law enforcement has to notify the public about an upcoming checkpoint. Maybe there was once a state legislator who was caught in one of these, and he wanted to make sure he wasnt surprised again. Would we tolerate a law that required law enforcement to say, Were staking out a convenience store on such and such a date? That would be tantamount to telling the bad guys to go somewhere else that night. Why should it be different with safety checkpoints? So we call on the Legislature to repeal this notification law, and let traffic enforcers do their job. But we also call for a crackdown on aggressive driving all 365 (or this year, 366) days of the year. And dont give the public any warning. Just be there, and calm down some of these drivers. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Aggressive driving being targeted Entertainers shouldnt be our heroes Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Government is living off the fat of the land Discipline and respect When these two are missing, you have chaos, kids gone wild and a society that is in a downward spiral. Any decent person is disgusted with the recent stories of a young man being brutally butchered and murdered by classmates, and the recent beating on the school bus. Some still fault the bus driver, even though he was forbidden to lay a hand on these vicious kids. It is understandable why he quit, no one deserves to be put in that position. Perhaps the saddest thing about this situation is that the vast majority of our youngsters are good kids, but they are sacrificed on behalf of our school misfits since we are now afraid to prohibit bad behavior in our public schools and on the busses. If kids know such behavior will be severely punished, most would behave themselves. There is mp excuse for allowing known trouble-makers to ride on the bus, which is a privilege, not a right. If we citizens would stand up and say enough is enough, and insist on having a zero tolerance for lack of discipline and respect in our schools, the problem would be fixed immediately. I remember, as older Americans do, when the teacher had control of the class. When he or she said sit down, we sat! When we had a classmate who would not play by the rules, they were sent to detention the first time, parents were called in the second time, and if there was any more trouble, the student was removed from the school and not allowed to return. We didnt sacrifice the 90 percent for the 10 percent, and things worked out real well. If todays schools would implement the above, without parental interference, we could again have order in the classrooms of our public schools. Lets allow the teachers to teach, not be policemen. It is not that hard to fix, it just takes our taking a stand of not tolerating bad behavior, Period! Unfortunately, many of todays parents do not teach their children the meaning of respect and discipline. They blame the schools and everybody else for their failures in being good parents. Parents need to understand that having children is a great responsibility and calls for teaching them right from wrong, instilling discipline and respect for others. It begins at home! Wayne Rackley Ocala Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Strategy-Spending MismatchLast month, with much fanfare, the administration rolled out a new defense strategy. (Actually, it was not a strategy, but a Defense Guidance.) In it, the administration stated it would not have a hollow force, but one that the president said would focus on a broader range of challenges and opportunities, including the security and prosperity of the Asia Pacific. (sic) The president further said: we will ensure that our military is agile, flexible, and ready for the full range of contingencies. Frequently, documents like these provide pithy soundbites and well-meaning ideas, but when they are pitted against the realities of the budget, they are just empty words. This week, as the administrations budget is released, we will see whether the DOD adheres to this guidance. Already, we know the budget will be significantly smaller by about 10 percent. If the military is going to concentrate on a broader range of challenges, then much must change with 10 percent less money. If the Asia-Pacific region is a priority, we should look to see if more forces are dedicated to the region not just in temporary status like marines exercising in Northern Australia, but permanently stationed. We should look to see if funding for each of the services Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines is adPLEASESEEFLYNN PAGE9 PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 All invited to German American Clubs spring dinner and dance OTOW HAPPENINGS PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE22 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 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103 rd St Pi ne R un OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000AB58 Rev. Alan Jefferson 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 9524 S.W. 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 S unday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m. Youth Alive 7p.m. Randall Brown Pastor Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000AAQM 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 000AB1A First Congregational United Church of Christ First Congregational United Church of Christ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 682184

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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, as a commendable cause. The report said: For the first time in years the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reworked nutrition rules for school meals fewer calories, more fruits and vegetables. At the behest of suppliers, pizza and French fries will be considered vegetables. Politics and patronage in Washington are usually accompanied by leverage. Thus an important new federal initiative emerged from a humble beginning in the White House vegetable garden. In the Federal Register, under Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, the Obama obesity program is titled: Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. With obesity, pizza, and fries in the mix, the Hunger-Free Kids Act is now an essential service which will be belching out food regulations for all reasons and seasons. No distinguishing name has been attached to the new initiative. We suggest the diligent group of nutrition administrators be referred to as The Obesity Bureau. FLYNNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 justed according to the strategy and not on an equal basis. We should look to see what is being acquired and which acquisition programs are cut. I, for one, am skeptical about the results. I believe the cuts will be about equal to the departments that while the Army will take more cuts, it is already the largest accounting for 35 percent of the defense budget (Navy, Marines 25 percent and the Air Force less than 20 percent). It remains to be seen if the final allocation follows the strategy. It hasnt in the past. Mike Emig Air Force Association Ocala Re-elect no one Last week the U. S. House and Senate began creation of a law to limit their members ability to conduct insider trading in the stock markets. Their action on this matter may have been prompted by a November 2011 top selling book from Peter Schweizer. Schweizer is a Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, and his latest work is a revealing look at how these politicians use their power and position to enrich both themselves and a selected group of friends. Insider trading is only one of their money making schemes. The book is titled Throw Them All Out: How politicians and their friends get rich off insider stock tips, land deals, and cronyism that would send the rest of us to prison. The title is a hint to the books contents but the facts on the amount of money, the number of participants and the number of schemes involved is astonishing. Schweizer identifies our elected officials as permanent political classes who have transformed our Capitol into a gold mine for get rich quick entrepreneurs. Members of both the Congressional and Executive branches are involved in these activities and the techniques they use show the utter disregard they and their selected friends hold for our country. Schweizer notes that industrial leaders have learned that investing in congressional and executive campaign activities will provide very large returns on their investments. Influencing who the government buys from, who it loans money to and who it grants money to, has become a very big business. Schweizers book is in the Marion County Library and its a good read to prepare for the upcoming elections. The leaders and members of both of our political parties are all involved in these schemes. They are more interested in helping themselves than in helping our country. That makes a bumper sticker seen in Ocala last week very relevant. The sticker read; Reelect no one. Bill Farthing Ocala LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 GUEST COLUMN BY JIM YANCEY Every school day, more than 99 percent of our 42,000 students make great decisions and do what we expect them to study, do their homework, participate in learning, and earn a good education. And most of the 23,000 students on our buses do the same. Unfortunately, we dont hear about these students because they dont generate many news headlines. The ones that do garner news coverage, at least since Jan. 6, fall in the minute portion, less than one half of one percent out of 42,000 students. Of course Im talking about seven students arrested for beating a fellow student on the bus. By now, our district has made headlines in nearly every newsroom around the country. Weve helped private media companies increase their ratings and sell more newspapers. Six weeks after the incident, we continue dealing with interview requests for our viewers and questions for our readers. Blame or accountability: a challenge for society PLEASESEEYANCEY PAGE10 F orty-one years ago, I was a nave 19-yearold just beginning lifes journey. I do not like to brag but I was the poster child for navet. I had a few ideas about life but too few to make me a contributing member of the human society. What I knew about life could fit nicely in my trouser pocket with plenty of room for a country boys pocketknife. One of the things that I did not know is that a nave country boy is a target for a young lady looking to settle down. It is a good thing I did not know these things because it is better in some areas of life to be caught off guard. If you always have your guard up you are never going to see some of the more interesting sights of life. It was exactly 41 years ago this month that I was introduced to a very nice young lady. She smiled at me and I smiled back. Being a courteous nave young man I did not know that smiling back had a different meaning to the one receiving the smile than the one giving the smile. Ah, that sweet innocence. How I miss it. We attended the same Bible College and therefore were in constant contact with each other. Looking back on the whole affair our relationship changed one day when she slipped me a note as we passed each other in the hall going to separate classes. The only note I had ever received in my life came from my mother which contained a list of things she wanted me to do or else. Now I was getting a note from this young lady. I smiled when she handed it to me but inside I was more frightened than I have ever been in my entire life. A note, what in the world did she want me to do? What did I do that she has to communicate to me in such a covert manner? My fears were allayed when I opened the note and discovered it was a love note. For anybody who has received such communication in the past you will understand quite readily that this completely changed our relationship. This was before e-mail, texting, cell phones and Facebook. Back in the day, we had to do all of our communication in person like, face-to-face. The only exception was the notorious love notes, of which I was being introduced. Getting my first love note was rather enlightening to me. I had just seen this young lady in the hallway, and before that we had lunch together, and before that we had chapel where we saw each other. However, the note that she handed me, this infamous love note, said that she, and I quote, missed me. I turned the note over to see if there was any explanation on the back, but it was blank. I was a little concerned about her when underneath her name she put a series of Xs and Os. Whether this was some secret code I was supposed to know about or whether she had just run out of words was beyond my experience at the time. As I thought about that note, I wondered, when in the world did she have time to miss me? What was it she missed? It certainly was not my charm because I had not developed that attribute until recently. Now I was in a quandary. What do I do? Do I go up to her after class and apologize for being missed? Do I sit her down and explain to her that between seeing each other we had been in different classes in different rooms? What do I do with this bit of information? I thought the better part of valor was to pretend I knew what she was talking about. It was not long before I realized that she was expecting me to reciprocate and write her a love note. I really did not know what to say. If I wrote a note similar to the one she wrote me and said, I miss you, I would be lying. I knew where she was. I knew that after the class was over I would see her again. It took me a while to realize that the purpose of love notes had nothing to do with exchanging information. In fact, no love note carries with it any sensitive information at all. To this day, I am still not sure what a love note really is. I began my writing career and although I had hoped to start writing nonfiction I was writing fictitious notes that had no meaning whatsoever. I began writing little love notes to her saying, I miss you, too. I felt a little guilty and somewhat silly, but she looked forward to my missing her. Im still a little embarrassed to say that it took some time for me to figure out the Xs and the Os. Now when I hear someone say that X marks the spot a different picture comes to mind. Upon thought, I discovered that God was the first one to write a love note. Jehovah appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee (Jeremiah 31:3 KJV). Everything in my life began with Gods marvelous love note to me. 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. It all started 41 years ago with a love note O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder Check out our website www.smcitizen.com Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 0009HW2 Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith 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 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. 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Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000A3PK 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 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. 000AHA4 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 000A6Q9 U nitarian U niversalists 7633 N. Florida Ave. (Route 41) Citrus Springs N a t u r e C o a s t 465-4225 WWW NATURECOASTUU ORG SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 A.M. W HERE REASON & RELIGION M EET GLBT WELCOME FIND US AND YE SHALL SEE K f youre searching for a spiritual home where questions are as welcome as answers, find us. We are a loving, open-minded religious community that encourages you to seek your own path, wherever it leads. To nurture your spirit and find your own truth and meaning. Welcome to Unitarian Universalism. I S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Most media and many people are most interested in pointing fingers and blaming someone, and justifiably to a degree. Bus drivers have one of the toughest jobs around. They pick up students in the morning when they dont want to go to school and they take them home when theyre rambunctious and full of energy. We expect our drivers to drive safely, efficiently, and in a timely manner. With few exceptions, they do. They shouldnt have to be distracted with bad bus behavior from any student. In Marion County, 275 buses hit the road every school day pulling double duty. They run multiple routes every morning and afternoon, picking up and dropping off elementary students. Then they turn around and repeat the process with middle and high school students. Some people believe the answer to this incident is buying more buses and hiring more bus aides. In a perfect world, that would be wonderful. However, Marion County is larger than the state of Rhode Island over 1,650 square miles. We simply dont have the money to buy that amount of buses. We cannot afford it. We have 130 bus aides, 116 who are dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of special needs students. The remaining 14 aides and a handful of other transportation employees are available to ride problematic routes and fill in as needed. While most people focus on the bus fight thanks to the state attorneys office releasing the video, were focusing on equipping our bus drivers with even more skills to resolve student conflicts. Were involving more people in the student discipline process. Were training, teaching, and turning to better communication, hoping something like this will never happen again. While we continue the process, our community and society as a whole must also come to grips with a basic principle thats been lost in this entire experience holding children accountable for their actions. Teenagers know right from wrong, good from bad, and befriending over bullying. Holding students accountable for their choices teaches them consequences, responsibility, and character. Our district and School Board will hold students accountable. Will we as a society? Jim Yancey is superintendent of schools for Marion County. YANCEYCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 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 STOCK ActVote Passed (417-2, 14 Not Voting)The House passed an amended version of this Senate bill that would strengthen rules prohibiting lawmakers, Capitol Hill staff and some executive branch officials from using confidential information to buy or sell stocks. The Senate now will either accept the modified bill or request a conference committee. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster 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. Rich Nugent 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 HOW THEY VOTED PLEASESEEVOTED PAGE11 A pples, oranges, pomegranates, pineapples fly by in a mlange of colors. Bread displays and stacks of cans tower over me as I cruise by at a speed of mile per hour on a conveyance that is half golf cart and half shopping cart. Watch out! They call me Baby Driver and once upon a set of wheels, hit the road and Im gone, whats your number, I wonder how your engines feel. Its me, Im whizzing my way down the aisles like the traffic on S.R. 200 at noontime. Im in and out performing U-ies with a touch of my wrist. Nothing like a motorized shopping cart for a little shopping fun, right? Actually it has taken me a while to even attempt one of these contraptions, but when my old enemy Mr. Arthur Ritis acted up, I reluctantly admitted I could no longer manage the supermarket aisles without assistance. So here I am, wending my way around grabbing items off the shelves from the ease of my vehicle. Im pretty good at it until one of them ran out of juice and I was dead in the water. I was tempted to call the AAA. (I opted for another cart instead.) While I hope this situation will be temporary as I ready myself for knee replacement surgery, I cannot help but to wonder about all those whose situations are far more serious than mine. In the Hebrew Bible, we find many who are faced with disabilities. Jacob after his encounter with a heavenly being walks with a limp and his wife Leah has weak eyes, probably near-sighted. This condition, of course, is completely correctable today, but in biblical times it was a different matter. We know that when Isaac went to bless his sons, he could no longer see clearly, perhaps he had cataracts due to advanced age. Correctable today but not in ancient times. Had this been so, the whole future of the Jewish people might have been changed if Esau had received the blessing from his father and not Jacob who deceived his father in order to get the blessing of the first born. We know that Moses was a stutterer (if I had to speak divine words or go before Pharaoh I might have too!) and his brother spoke for him. Therapy today would have helped Moses but even so his legacy was a great one and his disability overlooked. My favorite physically, actually mentally disabled person in the Bible is King Saul. He was a manic-depressive. No wonder we have Jewish shrinks! His relief came in the form of music therapy provided by David playing on his harp (today we use iPods). By providing us with flawed characters, the Bible sensitizes us to the needs of others. In my oftquoted passage of Leviticus 19, we learn that you shall not insult the deaf, or place a stumbling block before the blind (Lev.19:14). Throughout the ages, Jews have provided social services for the disabled enabling them to be functioning members of society. In Judaism today, synagogues and schools have provided for those physically and mentally challenged. In West Hartford, Conn., a special school, one of its kind, has been established to teach Judaism to children with special needs. I remember working with such a student and when he recited the Shema (Jewish statement of belief) at his Bar Mitzvah, there wasnt a dry eye in the synagogue. And to our credit, synagogues are being barrier-free and handicapped accessible. In my own congregation, we request that you stand if you are able and we assist people with canes, wheelchairs, etc. While our community does not offer this, bigger congregations have sound systems for the hearing-impaired and large print prayer books for the people with low vision. And it is taken for granted today, that there are handicap-accessible restrooms. February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month. The mission of Jewish Disability Awareness Month is to unite Jewish communities and organizations for the purpose of raising awareness and supporting meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities and their families in every aspect of Jewish life. The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, for example, is a member of the religious organization of the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition. While there have been many steps to make our parks and public places barrier-free, there are still situations today that are difficult for the handicapped to maneuver. Let us make our places accessible to all to enjoy installing ramps, paved walk areas and elevators, infrared sound systems and closed captioning for recorded performances. And bless those merchants who provide motorized shopping carts! Judi is a former teacher and Jewish educator. She lives in Sun Valley with her husband, Phil. Cruising the aisles: A Jewish view on being physically challenged J UDI S JOURNAL J S Judi Siegal Dorothy L. Overly, 91Dorothy L. Overly, 91, of Ocala, passed away at Munroe Regional Medical Center on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on Jan. 10, 1921 to parents, Lee and Evelyn (Whitney) Riley. She was an accomplished seamstress and also loved needlepoint. Dorothy moved to Ocala from Marietta, Ga., in 1985 and was a founding member of Countryside Presbyterian Church. 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Wednesday, April 18. What is Susans Secret? is a comedy/mystery show at Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre on Sunday, April 15. You get two for the price of one at this show a wonderful buffet dinner and a great show. Call Pat and Roy Meinsen to join this show 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. On Saturday, April 26, Boeing Boeing is the high style, knee-slapping romp through the age of glamorous, jet-setting air travel. It is a hilarious comedy at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and is hosted by Naomi and Jim Anzalone. This morning (Friday, Feb. 17) the travel hosts meet to select their trips for the Spring brochure. We will compile the information and send it to the printer. The brochures should be ready for delivery around the first of March and the sell dates will be on March 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, and 27. OMI Club Octoberfest TripWant to go to Helen, Georgia, for Octoberfest? Anyone can join the club for a 4-day, 3-night trip on Sept. 24-27, 2012. The trip includes three dinners (included is dinner at the Smith House), three breakfasts, all tips, bus and much more. The highlights of the trip, besides a genuine Octoberfest dinner at the Festhall and entertainment, are a trip to the Cabbage Patch doll hospital, a gold mine tour and mining for gold, model railroad museum, goats on a roof and shopping. A $100 deposit is needed at sign up. To sign up or get more details, contact Skip Kellogg or Jan Acklin whose numbers are in the Oak Run phone book. Singles Club The club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Orchid Club. We are asking members to bring a guest who is single. Invite your friends and neighbors to come to find out a little bit about our club. There will be great prizes drawn for the members who bring someone. Come and have light refreshments and fun activities to get acquainted with our new friends. For questions about this event please call Jerri Shorey at 352-237-5512. For information about our club please contact the president, Roger Januchowski, at 352-291-1004. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, Feb. 7, we played a par 3 tournament. Before play the course was marked so that each hole was 150 yards or less. We need to thank Frank Quigley and his ground crew for taking the time to move the tee markers to the designated spot on each of the 18 holes. The winners were: First Flight: 1st placeJT Lemasters, 2nd placeNancy Lefebvre, 3rd placeJudie Lavdas, 4th place tieDiana Galla, Carole Dygert and Carol Allison; Second Flight: 1st placeNoreen Salo, 2nd place tieSylvia Zappia, Janet Tully and Joanne Ellis; Third Flight: 1st placeMary Kay Frandsen, 2nd placeBarb Scozzafava, 3rd place tieGinger Drake and Barb Davis. Mary Kay Frandsen was closest to the pin. The weather was cloudy and quite chilly and many of us enjoyed a cup or bowl of delicious soup in the Royal Oaks dining room after we finished golf. Royal Oaks Lady NinersWe had a great turn out for our Feb. 9 play day. We played low net and in Flight A Beverly Matejicek came in first and tied in second place were Elsa Berbig and Pat Salberg. In Flight B Cindy Kocher was first, Jeannie Konicki second and IIene Simnowitz third. Closest to pin was Jeannie Konicki. We had two chip-ins and, of course, they were the two first place winners, Beverly Matejicek and Cindy Kocher. Congratulations ladies. Royal Oaks Mens GolfThe game on Feb. 10 was three best net. While the participation was lower than usual, it can be attributed to the fact that the annual Match Play Championship was in progress at the same time. More on that later. The winners with a score of 184 were Bob Gray, Sam Owens, Ray Hagerman, and Joe Paller. Second with a score of 193 were John Terry, Dick Berbig, and Steve Szabo. Third with a 194 were Charlie Elder, Bill Start, Frank Kelley, and Dick Feltenberger. Good scores, gentlemen! Closest to the pin were Bob Gray (2), Dick Feltenberger, and Ray Hagerman. The Match Play Tournament began the previous Friday, Feb. 3, and will run until Friday, Feb. 24. It is a double elimination with matches being played between participants during the interim weeks. Thus, there are no winners nor losers to list at this point. So far the matches have produced competitive games and close scores. The food at Royal Oaks Dining is excellent. This is verified by the speedy play of the Friday participants so that they can finish their match and get some of that good food. Thanks for the added incentive, Royal Oaks staff. Mr. Codys CornerMr. Cody here again with some very good news. That handsome silver long haired cat Bonnie Manford helped so much has found a loving home. The cat, now known as Buttons, his new mom, Bonnie, the Oak Run Feline Fanciers, my mom and I are all very happy. Mom was so proud of the part I played that she sent a copy of what I wrote to the wonderful lady who saved me. I very nicely pointed out to mom that I had been doing the majority of the work on this part of the column lately and that it would be a good idea to change the name of The Corner when I had something to say. She agreed, and this week Carol Anns Corner becomes Mr. Codys Corner because it is being written by your columnists cat, Mr. Cody Wheeler. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of the Friday before publication. Note there are no hyphens in the address. If you wish to call her, the number is in the Oak Run directory. You may send pictures as jpg attachments. Typed copy or hard copy photos can be placed in Carols cubby across the street from her house but should be submitted earlier as they take longer to process. The names of the people in all photos must be included. Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com long-term economic growth. The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESBaseline 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. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESFAA 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 Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESFAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement ActVote Agreed to (75-20, 5 Not Voting)The Senate gave final approval to this conference report authorizing $15.9 billion per year through the 2015 fiscal year for the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA has been operating under a series of short-term extensions since the 2008 fiscal year. The president is expected to sign the measure. Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted YESBudget and Accounting Transparency ActVote Passed (245-180, 8 Not Voting)This House bill would incorporate the costs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the federal budget, change how the government accounts for loan programs, and require federal agencies to post their budget information on their websites. The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted NO Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESExpedited Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011 Vote Passed (254-173, 6 Not Voting)The House passed this bill to give the president a lineitem veto and rescission authority over discretionary spending bills. The bill would give Congress three days to vote to accept or reject the presidents rescissions. The White House supports the bill, but the Senate is not expected to take it up. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESPresented by MegaVote. Compiled by Alan Gold VOTEDCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 RELIGION Countryside Presbyterian The Reverend Gary Marshall will perform the imposition of ashes marking the beginning of Lent at the noon communion service on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The ashes are made from the palms from last years Palm Sunday. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. 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. Ocala West United Methodist Ash Wednesday: The church will have an imposition of ashes on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 12:15 and 7 p.m. Holy Week: Maundy Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. a Service of Confession and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Good Friday April 6, 7 p.m. a Reflection Service. Easter Celebration Sunday April 8, four services with special music and message; 6:30 a.m. Sunrise, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550. Pastor is the Rev. Alan Jefferson.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 HighPLEASESEERELIGION PAGE12 OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Saturday 2/18 12-3 pm 9815 SW 92nd Ct. 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com way 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. The church website is www.maranathabaptistc.org.St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is 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 CountySaturday, Feb. 18: Mens Prayer Group, 9:00 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19: Sunday school, 9:30 am. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21: Combined Mens and Womens Ministries Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23: Free Gospel Concert by Chuck Wagon Gang; love offering will be received, 6 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.Joy Lutheran ChurchThe Lenten Season is soon approaching. On Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate Shrove Tuesday (the English name for the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) with a pancake supper in Swenson Hall. Plan to drop in anytime between these hours to enjoy pancakes and sausage. A freewill offering will be taken. February 22 is Ash Wednesday and worship service will be at 6:45 p.m. The Wednesday night Lenten Services theme will be Dark Nights of the Soul. Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the messages on such topics as Alone in Sin, Lonely, Cold, Breathless, Lost, In Pain, and Alone-Again. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. Pastor Holloways messages will be on Fear of the World, Fear of My Own Way, Fear of God, Fear of the Holy Spirit and Fear of Light. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call the church office at 352854-4509 ext 221. 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 352-2373035 for more information. RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 T wo women were arrested for retail theft, one a felony, after an incident at Bealls on Feb. 7. The women entered the store, and one, April Dawn Riffel, 31, of Southeast 36th Avenue, was reportedly viewed by loss prevention officers taking several pieces of jewelry and placing them in a shopping cart. She then went to the juniors female area and took two juvenile tops. At the same time, Katrina Renee Childers, 25, of Southeast 26th Court, was observed with several pieces of female clothing. The two women met up with each other and began a conversation, and then went to two separate fitting rooms, according to the report. Both came out and left the store, bypassing all cash registers. A search of the fitting rooms found neither the jewelry nor clothes, and the women were detained in the parking lot. Riffel was arrested for retail grand theft. Childers, who had clothes worth $106 on her person, was accused of petit retail theft.Thefts from carsIt used to be that creepers were going door to door checking for unlocked cars, then entering the vehicle and taking items. But now it involves smash and grab, breaking the windows of locked cars and taking items. The incidents happened at TimberRidge Rehab Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., and Urgent Care Center, 6600 S.W. State Road 200, on Feb. 8.DUI chargeAn Ocala man was accused of DUI after an incident on Feb. 7. According to reports, Mathieu Vincent Mougeot, 29, of Southwest 9th Street Road, was stopped in the 7500 block of West State Road 40 after allegedly failing to stay in a single lane. He reportedly failed the field sobriety test and was taken to jail, where his breath registered 0.177 and 0.165. The legal limit is .08. Two women arrested on retail theft charges C OP SHOP 000AJQL February 19th ~ 22nd February 19th ~ 10:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. February 20th ~ 22nd ~ 7:00 p.m. FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 9510 SW 105 TH St. Ocala, FL SW on Hwy 200 (one mile past On Top of the World) PHONE 237-2640 Special Music provided by Grace Plus Four (Linda Brown, Tina Mineo, Vicki Helbert & Randa Blackley) Evangelist Tim Lee Returning To Ocala One of Americas premiere Evangelists will be speaking at the Friendship Baptist Church, 9510 SW 105th Street, Ocala, Florida. Tim Lee has preached not only across the country, but around the world. After losing his legs to a Vietnamese land mine in 1971, Tim has dedicated his life to preaching the Gospel. His message is timely as well as needed during the uncertain times in which we live. Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala Open Houses Sun. & Mon. 12:00 2:00 Ask for Ken A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G Heritage Realty 000AKYI Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! 2/2/1 home with carport, newer carpet in house. Has inside laundry located in a gated 55+ community. Furniture and appliances are included. Will make a great retirement home in a very active community. Dont wait, this will go fast. MLS #356004 $53,900 2/2/1 and half garage, laminate floor and tile in baths and kitchen. E xcellent condition, screen/vinyl patio, fresh paint nice landscaped, furniture is offered with full price. L ocated in gated 55+ community, great place to retire, many activities for the residents. MLS #357164 P rice $56,000 2/2/1 Royal model, carpet and tile on floor inside laundry and a built-in pantry, very clean and ready to move in. Located in a gated 55+ community home. Has a 32x9 screen vinyl room to enjoy the backyard. House backs to woods. Will make a great retirement home. MLS #357661 $66,500. HOMES ARE SELLING FAST. MAKE SURE YOU LIST. 2/2 frame and vinyl siding home has newer roof and air, home has fresh coat of paint, all appliances stay. H as a screen and vinyl lanai, chain link fence, inside laundry, located in a gated 55+ community. MLS #363315 $59,000 2/2/2 Cocos model with screen enclosed room overlooking yard which backs up to Oak Run. Home is in movein condition with nice carpet & vinyl floor covering inside laundry and large two car garage with opener. All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community. Great winter home with parking for R/V for residents. MLS #340810 $79,900 Outstanding 3/2/2 Spinosa Model home, features split bedroom plan, family room and formal dining room. Tile and laminated floors, carpet in dining room and bedrooms, in side laundry front loading washer and dryer, large kitchen, three door refrigerator. Located in a gated 55+ community. Beautiful land scaping has great curb appeal. MLS#366076 $84,900 PENDING 2/1/1 home carpet and tile on floor 12/9. L anai on rear of house, has newer roof, air. V ery nice maintained home, located in a gated 55+ community. G reat home for a winter home or year around retirement home. P alm C ay has a heated pool. MLS 368856 $41,900 2/2/1 home in great condition. T ile in dining area, kitchen and baths, laminated in bedrooms and living room, inside laundry. N ewer roof, oversized garage. L ocated in a gated 55+ community. MLS 367677 $61,500 2/2/1 R oyal model home, large kitchen inside laundry. B ath rooms have been upgraded, new paint, screen lanai. N ewer air located in gated 55+community. MLS #364155 $59,900 Beautiful 2/2/1 custom built home. E njoy a large F lorida 14/19 with custom windows kitchen, bath rooms have been updated. H ome is on a corner lot located in a gated 55+ community P alm C ay has a heated pool for the residents. H ome is offered com pletely furnished. N ewer roof and air. MLS 368961 $89,900 000AKVL

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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com O n March 3 at 8 a.m. the Marion County Kidney Foundation is holding its annual 5K run/walk. The money raised goes to assist those in our county fighting this debilitating disease and to educate people on prevention. Entry fee is $20 per person and five or more people get recognized as a team. Wouldnt it be great if there were a Team Cherrywood in this worthwhile event? In addition to the Run, there will be family friendly activities; venders; live music and raffles. Families and friends of the participants are welcome to join in and the location is only about 20 minutes away from Cherrywood at Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead, 4225 S.E. 58th Ave.; Ocala. Come on out for this fun community event and show Marion County what the folks from Cherrywood are made of. Call or see Geri at the clubhouse office or contact John via email (urperssec@yahoo.com) for more information if you are interested. Ill be there taking photos and reporting on this worthy effort. All team members get Tshirts as souvenirs of their participation. Friends and loversThis years Valentines Dance was a huge success with more than 75 residents attending a romantic dance in the beautifully decorated clubhouse. Eve Houghtaling and her crew put together an evening to remember with soft music, subdued lighting, roses, sweets, finger food and just plain fun. A special cake decorated by Marivi Bassabe and Eve was the donated centerpiece of the munchies table and it looked great and tasted even better. Richard Becotte, our resident Deejay, played a wide variety of music from the big band era to Motown and everything in between. Everyone got to dance and sway to the music of their own generation when life and love were new. Memories were rekindled and love was in the air. Isnt it a good thing to see, in these times of uncertainty, the stability and strength of love that has lasted through the years? Howard Mayberry and his professional guitar styling brought another dimension of entertainment and fun to the crowd as he played and sang. After enjoying several of his songs, everyone joined in for a rendition of Let Me Call You Sweetheart. I might add that there was a joy in their voices and love in their eyes as the couples serenaded one another. Less romantic but no less fun was added by the songs that many of us remembered from our own or others weddings we had been to. The Chicken Dance brought out the fun and the Boot Scootin Boogie brought out the line dancers. Many other tunes rang out and encouraged couples to take to the dance floor. A raffle and door prize rounded out the evenings festivities. Eve, Fran Hall and Donna James worked very hard putting this evening together and they should be proud of what they accomplished. Proceeds from the event went to purchase materials for the Clubhouse like new coffee urns and other supplies. A special thanks goes out to our clean up volunteers; Rich and Ruth Hurley, Monica Becotte and Eve and Jim Houghtaling. After this Valentines Day we can truly say, Live! Laugh! Love! At Cherrywood! Veterans raffleWin a three-day cruise for two to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. For just $10 for one Cherrywood wants to team up for 5K race C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE14 352-873-7243 and for the other shows call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. Stage Show Link FamilyThe Ambassadors will present the third passport stage show for 2012 on Saturday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Link Family from the Ozark Mountains of Missouri delivers a powerful performance with world-class harmonies and hard driving instrumentals. The warmth and high energy of this multi-award-winning family band is inspiring. They have toured across the United States and Canada, performing at theaters, festivals, corporate events, and much more. The band includes nine members dad, mom, five children and two in-laws all singing, playing, and entertaining together. Since 2002, the Link Family has entertained thousands of fans at hundreds of venues across America and Canada each year. Annually, the group travels over 40,000 miles and performs at more than 250 concerts. Check on ticket availability by calling Carol Forgette at 352-873-3074. Cost is $15 per person. Fine Arts ShowThe Art Club of Oak Run will be presenting a fine arts show on Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. at Palm Grove. You can purchase art or just enjoy viewing the gorgeous products of your talented neighbors. There will be free refreshments and a raffle of an enhanced pastel giclee to benefit the clubs art scholarship at CCF. Laurel Oaks Events The first, fabulous, ladies luncheon of the year will take place at MiMis Caf on State Road 200. The date is Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. Please contact Deb at 352-445-0276 or Mary at 352-237-9454 to reserve your seat or if you need transportation or more information. Dont miss this fun time. The famous Laurel Oaks St. Patricks Day Party will be held on Saturday, March 17, at the Orchid Club. Come and throw some blarney with your neighbors, enjoy the music, fun, and games. There will be corned beef and cabbage for dinner. You may bring the beverage of your choice. Musical entertainment will be provided by a professional singer as well as DJ Fred Campbell. Check your cubby for a flyer. For more information call Paula at 352-237-4550.Tuesdays: bingo nightsCome and join your friends and neighbors for a fun night of bingo at the Orchid Club. Each Tuesday night doors open at 3 p.m., cards sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m.. No one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games. All residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags. The snack bar will be open. Upstate New York ClubUpstate New York Club had their annual pizza party to welcome new members and collect dues. The officers elected for the year 2012 are PresidentDonna Anderson, Vice PresidentSandra Mantel, SecretaryLaura Smith and TreasurerHelen Denny. Bettye Wilcox will serve as sunshine chairperson. We wish Jean Shipley a fond farewell. Jean served as secretary for the past four years. Our events are held on the fourth Monday of March, May, July and October. The December holiday party will be on Monday, Dec. 10. Please note on your calendar that on March 26 there will be a Swing Into Spring party with an all you can eat soup and salad bar. Watch for a follow-up article. Our club welcomes new members all year so why not come and see what you might be missing? Oak Run TravelAre you in the mood for a wonderful musical revue featuring the In the Mood singers and dancers along with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra? Call Janet Madsen to enjoy this great music from the 40s and 50s at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach on OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 PHOTO BY RON RATNERMembers of the Oak Run Southern States Club dress in red for Valentines Day and enjoyed a delicious meal from Lakis Restaurant in Ocala. PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE18 000AI0K Quality Furniture Decor Items Collectibles Estate Liquidation We Also Buy Pick-Up & Delivery Available Renaissance Room Monday Saturday 9:30 6:00 7380 SW 60th Ave. Airport Road Directly Behind Jasmine Plaza Est. 1993 A CONSIGNMENT SHOP 854-7022 New Merchandise Arriving Daily At 000AH2Z W.A.C. INCLUDES REBATES AND $1800 CASH OR TRADE EQUITY, PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE. 72 MONTH FINANCING. PAYMENTS BASED UPON 1) 36 MO. LEASE, 12,000 MILE/YR. $2,499 DUE AT SIGNING W.A.C. 2) 24 MO. 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ticket or $20 for three tickets, you could win a great get-a-way including taxes, port fees, gratuities and $100 spending money. The drawing will be held on Memorial Day after the Veterans Service here at Cherrywood and the nice part is, not only dont you have to be present to win; you dont even have to be a Cherrywood resident. See anyone from the Veterans Club for tickets, or see Geri at the office. Dont miss out on this chance to win a great vacation and help support Veterans Club charities. Spotlight on excellenceThere are many people in Cherrywood who have a unique talent; an interesting past or a promising future. Your humble correspondent would be remiss in his duties if he didnt take the time to recognize those individuals in this column from time to time. Being featured in this column is not an award. Rather, it is to introduce you, the reader, to people you may or may not know who have a special story to tell. This weeks person in the Spotlight is Carolyn Mullen. Carolyn is an accomplished seamstress with unlimited talent and energy. Her creative designs and expert tailoring are a God given talent according to Carolyn who works tirelessly for Children Hemmed in Prayer, a Christian organization that supplies clothing for the needy youngsters in Central America and Caribbean countries. The organization was started by Mary Beth Turberville of Phenix City, Alabama. Carolyn learned of the organization and the good it was doing one Sunday at church in 2010. That first month, she sewed 25 garments for the children. Cost became a factor but she remembered, When youre doing Gods work, He provides the materials. Carolyn became a familiar part of the thrift store scene and second hand shops. In addition people began donating materials to her which helped immensely. Amazingly, she can make six dresses from new, brightly colored bed sheets Carolyn is a snow bird from Ohio but by the time she had left to go back north that first year, she had made and mailed 280 dresses and pants. Each of the past two years she has continued to sew and to date has made 1,900 garments. God has blessed my husband and me with a good and healthy life. I enjoy giving back to His children through this project and it is just as fun today as when I made the first dress. Carolyn would be happy to get others involved in this worthy project so if you would like to contribute your time, your energy or some fabrics please contact her at cmullen@embarqmail.co m. She will make sure all of these are put to good use. We are proud of Carolyn and the work she is doing. She and the many generous and kind hearted people like her are what make Cherrywood a great place to live. 85th year of racingTampa bay Downs is kicking off its 85th year of racing and you are invited to be a part of the excitement. On Wednesday, April 4, residents of Cherrywood will be able to take a bus trip down to the race track to enjoy racing and the Clubhouse Turn buffet. Only $40 is the cost of the bus trip, tip for driver and the meal. Whats on the buffet you ask? Roast beef, turkey breast, veggies, pasta, salad, deserts, coffee and iced tea and more. See Geri at the office to sign up early and get your money in by March 23 because this trip sells out every year. Wearin o the greenMarch 17 is St. Patricks Day and it is also the day that Cherrywood residents will don the green and be seen at the St. Pattys Day Dance. For only three dol-Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! Read the classifieds CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Carolyn Mullen SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE15 lars per person, residents will be able to enjoy finger foods, lemonade, coffee and iced tea while they dance to the music of Richard Becotte. Rich has some new Irish Tunes to mix in with the standards that we all know and love. The dance runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and as usual, you are welcome to bring the snacks and beverages of your choice. Democratic Club This month we shall be discussing why the Strait of Hormuz is so important? A narrow strip of water separating Iran from Oman, the strait is the major maritime link between the oil rich Persian Gulf region and the rest of the world. Voter registration cards are available, so if you know of anyone who is not registered or wishes to change party affiliation, we are able to make the changes. The Cherrywood Democratic Club meets on the third Friday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse card room. Harriet Scarpino, president: (352) 873-9955, Ken Beech Sec. (352) 209-2787.. By Ken Beech.Health fair Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 14. This will be Cherrywoods second annual senior health fair. The format for guest speakers has been changed slightly to allow more time for questions and answers. The topics are being worked on and you will be able to reserve your space with Geri for the topic of your choice at the beginning of March. This program could save your life or the life of someone you love so plan on attending. Blood drive Once again the Big Red Bus will be at Cherrywood Estates to collect the gift of life. From 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on March 22, residents will be able to walk in and donate blood; no muss, no fuss. Do you have a few hours a month? Do you want to do something that will make you feel good about yourself? Cherrywood needs a volunteer or two to act as coordinators for our periodic blood drives. Why not check into serving your community in this worthwhile activity; after all, its not like were asking for blood, well maybe. Contact Geri at the office and make a difference. From your reporterFeel free to contact me with comments and story suggestions for Cherrywood at my email address; urperssec@yahoo.com. And a special thank you to you the reader. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 I f you have not been coming to the Showcase of Stars performances you have been missing out on wonderful entertainment right here in Oak Run, for free for goodness sake! Let your very talented fellow Oak Runners give you a great evening on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Palm Grove at 7 p.m. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and 50/50. Republican ClubThe Oak Run Republican Club will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club. Nominations will be taken from the floor for the immediate election of 2012 club officers. Local Republican candidates are invited to come and meet Oak Runners. This meeting is open to all members of the Oak Run community. Membership dues of $5 per person for 2012 will be accepted. Coffee and cookies will be served. For information call Denise Leigh at 352-861-0559. Little Theatre Last Thursday on Ev Burgs FYI program on Channel 12, our Producer Frank Porterfield, Director Brigid Chick and Ticket Sales Director Linda Noel were interviewed about our current play, Sex Please Were Sixty, and about our Little Theatre Club. It was a very interesting and informative show and we hope Oak Runners watched it. One of the main reasons for doing interviews of this sort is to stimulate interest and sell tickets to the play. We like to play to the largest audience possible because for some strange reason, casts will perform differently for a full house. It would seem that the reason for this is the encouragement they draw from the audience. Sports teams, for instance, always perform better before a home crowd cheering them on. Rehearsals continue to go well. Our dinner theatre show is almost sold out and sales of tickets for the other 3 shows are likewise doing well. Only a few days of ticket sales remain in the Orchid Club and Palm Grove Club but please remember you can also purchase your tickets by phone. For the dinner theatre call Diana Schmidt at Showcase of Stars provides entertainment O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE16 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. 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Come In For Hi & Low Lites, Color, Perms, Great Cuts Alyce, Lou Anne, Steve, Gary, Jean And Linda O PEN M ONDAY T HRU S ATURDAY J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 All-Day Weekend Features Choose from our farm raised catfish, cut thin and tossed in a blend of cornmeal and seasonings. Or try our traditional Cod Fillets, hand dipped in our own special batter and fried to a golden brown. Served with Steak Fries and Cole Slaw. Made from scratch. Our chicken tenderloin simmered in a hearty chicken gravy and served atop a bed of seasoned rice along with two vegetables. Enjoy two chicken breast fillets dipped in fresh buttermilk and hand breaded in our kitchen. Served with choice of two vegetables.000A8IN Monday Fried Pork Chops with choice of two vegetables Tuesday Butter Baked Chicken with choice of two vegetables Wednesday Broccoli Cheddar Chicken with choice of two vegetables Thursday Turkey n Dressing with choice of two additional vegetables 7 1 1 1 9 3 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best CANADIAN MEDS 000AHR2 Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. Plavix 75mg 100 ct. $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Boniva 3 pills $69.00WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs 000AFF7 Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU T RIED THE REST NOW T RY THE BEST! 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ticket or $20 for three tickets, you could win a great get-a-way including taxes, port fees, gratuities and $100 spending money. The drawing will be held on Memorial Day after the Veterans Service here at Cherrywood and the nice part is, not only dont you have to be present to win; you dont even have to be a Cherrywood resident. See anyone from the Veterans Club for tickets, or see Geri at the office. Dont miss out on this chance to win a great vacation and help support Veterans Club charities. Spotlight on excellenceThere are many people in Cherrywood who have a unique talent; an interesting past or a promising future. Your humble correspondent would be remiss in his duties if he didnt take the time to recognize those individuals in this column from time to time. Being featured in this column is not an award. Rather, it is to introduce you, the reader, to people you may or may not know who have a special story to tell. This weeks person in the Spotlight is Carolyn Mullen. Carolyn is an accomplished seamstress with unlimited talent and energy. Her creative designs and expert tailoring are a God given talent according to Carolyn who works tirelessly for Children Hemmed in Prayer, a Christian organization that supplies clothing for the needy youngsters in Central America and Caribbean countries. The organization was started by Mary Beth Turberville of Phenix City, Alabama. Carolyn learned of the organization and the good it was doing one Sunday at church in 2010. That first month, she sewed 25 garments for the children. Cost became a factor but she remembered, When youre doing Gods work, He provides the materials. Carolyn became a familiar part of the thrift store scene and second hand shops. In addition people began donating materials to her which helped immensely. Amazingly, she can make six dresses from new, brightly colored bed sheets Carolyn is a snow bird from Ohio but by the time she had left to go back north that first year, she had made and mailed 280 dresses and pants. Each of the past two years she has continued to sew and to date has made 1,900 garments. God has blessed my husband and me with a good and healthy life. I enjoy giving back to His children through this project and it is just as fun today as when I made the first dress. Carolyn would be happy to get others involved in this worthy project so if you would like to contribute your time, your energy or some fabrics please contact her at cmullen@embarqmail.co m. She will make sure all of these are put to good use. We are proud of Carolyn and the work she is doing. She and the many generous and kind hearted people like her are what make Cherrywood a great place to live. 85th year of racingTampa bay Downs is kicking off its 85th year of racing and you are invited to be a part of the excitement. On Wednesday, April 4, residents of Cherrywood will be able to take a bus trip down to the race track to enjoy racing and the Clubhouse Turn buffet. Only $40 is the cost of the bus trip, tip for driver and the meal. Whats on the buffet you ask? Roast beef, turkey breast, veggies, pasta, salad, deserts, coffee and iced tea and more. See Geri at the office to sign up early and get your money in by March 23 because this trip sells out every year. Wearin o the greenMarch 17 is St. Patricks Day and it is also the day that Cherrywood residents will don the green and be seen at the St. Pattys Day Dance. For only three dol-Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! Read the classifieds CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Carolyn Mullen SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE15 lars per person, residents will be able to enjoy finger foods, lemonade, coffee and iced tea while they dance to the music of Richard Becotte. Rich has some new Irish Tunes to mix in with the standards that we all know and love. The dance runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and as usual, you are welcome to bring the snacks and beverages of your choice. Democratic Club This month we shall be discussing why the Strait of Hormuz is so important? A narrow strip of water separating Iran from Oman, the strait is the major maritime link between the oil rich Persian Gulf region and the rest of the world. Voter registration cards are available, so if you know of anyone who is not registered or wishes to change party affiliation, we are able to make the changes. The Cherrywood Democratic Club meets on the third Friday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse card room. Harriet Scarpino, president: (352) 873-9955, Ken Beech Sec. (352) 209-2787.. By Ken Beech.Health fair Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 14. This will be Cherrywoods second annual senior health fair. The format for guest speakers has been changed slightly to allow more time for questions and answers. The topics are being worked on and you will be able to reserve your space with Geri for the topic of your choice at the beginning of March. This program could save your life or the life of someone you love so plan on attending. Blood drive Once again the Big Red Bus will be at Cherrywood Estates to collect the gift of life. From 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on March 22, residents will be able to walk in and donate blood; no muss, no fuss. Do you have a few hours a month? Do you want to do something that will make you feel good about yourself? Cherrywood needs a volunteer or two to act as coordinators for our periodic blood drives. Why not check into serving your community in this worthwhile activity; after all, its not like were asking for blood, well maybe. Contact Geri at the office and make a difference. From your reporterFeel free to contact me with comments and story suggestions for Cherrywood at my email address; urperssec@yahoo.com. And a special thank you to you the reader. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 I f you have not been coming to the Showcase of Stars performances you have been missing out on wonderful entertainment right here in Oak Run, for free for goodness sake! Let your very talented fellow Oak Runners give you a great evening on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Palm Grove at 7 p.m. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and 50/50. Republican ClubThe Oak Run Republican Club will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club. Nominations will be taken from the floor for the immediate election of 2012 club officers. Local Republican candidates are invited to come and meet Oak Runners. This meeting is open to all members of the Oak Run community. Membership dues of $5 per person for 2012 will be accepted. Coffee and cookies will be served. For information call Denise Leigh at 352-861-0559. Little Theatre Last Thursday on Ev Burgs FYI program on Channel 12, our Producer Frank Porterfield, Director Brigid Chick and Ticket Sales Director Linda Noel were interviewed about our current play, Sex Please Were Sixty, and about our Little Theatre Club. It was a very interesting and informative show and we hope Oak Runners watched it. One of the main reasons for doing interviews of this sort is to stimulate interest and sell tickets to the play. We like to play to the largest audience possible because for some strange reason, casts will perform differently for a full house. It would seem that the reason for this is the encouragement they draw from the audience. Sports teams, for instance, always perform better before a home crowd cheering them on. Rehearsals continue to go well. Our dinner theatre show is almost sold out and sales of tickets for the other 3 shows are likewise doing well. Only a few days of ticket sales remain in the Orchid Club and Palm Grove Club but please remember you can also purchase your tickets by phone. For the dinner theatre call Diana Schmidt at Showcase of Stars provides entertainment O AK RUN C W Carol AnnWheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE16 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 000AKXR Serving Donuts, Bagels, Pastries, Coffee, Tea & Hot Breakfast 10155 SW H WY 484 W. P HONE /F AX 352-438-3300 1/4 MILE WEST OF SW H WY 200 ON S W H WY 484 M ON -F RI 6:30 AM -1:30 PM S AT & S UN 7:00 AM -1:30 PM CATERING AND GIFT BASKETS FREE SMALL COFFEE WITH ANY PURCHASE Expires 2/24/12 NOW SERVING LUNCH Sandwiches & Salads L i n d a s H a i r S t u d i o 000AKX1 W e H a v e a N e w L o o k W e H a v e a N e w L o o k We Have a New Look H o w A b o u t Y o u ? H o w A b o u t Y o u ? How About You? Come In For Hi & Low Lites, Color, Perms, Great Cuts Alyce, Lou Anne, Steve, Gary, Jean And Linda O PEN M ONDAY T HRU S ATURDAY J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 All-Day Weekend Features Choose from our farm raised catfish, cut thin and tossed in a blend of cornmeal and seasonings. Or try our traditional Cod Fillets, hand dipped in our own special batter and fried to a golden brown. Served with Steak Fries and Cole Slaw. Made from scratch. Our chicken tenderloin simmered in a hearty chicken gravy and served atop a bed of seasoned rice along with two vegetables. Enjoy two chicken breast fillets dipped in fresh buttermilk and hand breaded in our kitchen. Served with choice of two vegetables.000A8IN Monday Fried Pork Chops with choice of two vegetables Tuesday Butter Baked Chicken with choice of two vegetables Wednesday Broccoli Cheddar Chicken with choice of two vegetables Thursday Turkey n Dressing with choice of two additional vegetables 7 1 1 1 9 3 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best CANADIAN MEDS 000AHR2 Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. Plavix 75mg 100 ct. $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Boniva 3 pills $69.00WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs 000AFF7 Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU T RIED THE REST NOW T RY THE BEST! 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com O n March 3 at 8 a.m. the Marion County Kidney Foundation is holding its annual 5K run/walk. The money raised goes to assist those in our county fighting this debilitating disease and to educate people on prevention. Entry fee is $20 per person and five or more people get recognized as a team. Wouldnt it be great if there were a Team Cherrywood in this worthwhile event? In addition to the Run, there will be family friendly activities; venders; live music and raffles. Families and friends of the participants are welcome to join in and the location is only about 20 minutes away from Cherrywood at Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead, 4225 S.E. 58th Ave.; Ocala. Come on out for this fun community event and show Marion County what the folks from Cherrywood are made of. Call or see Geri at the clubhouse office or contact John via email (urperssec@yahoo.com) for more information if you are interested. Ill be there taking photos and reporting on this worthy effort. All team members get Tshirts as souvenirs of their participation. Friends and loversThis years Valentines Dance was a huge success with more than 75 residents attending a romantic dance in the beautifully decorated clubhouse. Eve Houghtaling and her crew put together an evening to remember with soft music, subdued lighting, roses, sweets, finger food and just plain fun. A special cake decorated by Marivi Bassabe and Eve was the donated centerpiece of the munchies table and it looked great and tasted even better. Richard Becotte, our resident Deejay, played a wide variety of music from the big band era to Motown and everything in between. Everyone got to dance and sway to the music of their own generation when life and love were new. Memories were rekindled and love was in the air. Isnt it a good thing to see, in these times of uncertainty, the stability and strength of love that has lasted through the years? Howard Mayberry and his professional guitar styling brought another dimension of entertainment and fun to the crowd as he played and sang. After enjoying several of his songs, everyone joined in for a rendition of Let Me Call You Sweetheart. I might add that there was a joy in their voices and love in their eyes as the couples serenaded one another. Less romantic but no less fun was added by the songs that many of us remembered from our own or others weddings we had been to. The Chicken Dance brought out the fun and the Boot Scootin Boogie brought out the line dancers. Many other tunes rang out and encouraged couples to take to the dance floor. A raffle and door prize rounded out the evenings festivities. Eve, Fran Hall and Donna James worked very hard putting this evening together and they should be proud of what they accomplished. Proceeds from the event went to purchase materials for the Clubhouse like new coffee urns and other supplies. A special thanks goes out to our clean up volunteers; Rich and Ruth Hurley, Monica Becotte and Eve and Jim Houghtaling. After this Valentines Day we can truly say, Live! Laugh! Love! At Cherrywood! Veterans raffleWin a three-day cruise for two to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. For just $10 for one Cherrywood wants to team up for 5K race C HERRYWOOD ESTATES J E John Everlove SEE CHERRYWOOD PAGE14 352-873-7243 and for the other shows call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. Stage Show Link FamilyThe Ambassadors will present the third passport stage show for 2012 on Saturday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Link Family from the Ozark Mountains of Missouri delivers a powerful performance with world-class harmonies and hard driving instrumentals. The warmth and high energy of this multi-award-winning family band is inspiring. They have toured across the United States and Canada, performing at theaters, festivals, corporate events, and much more. The band includes nine members dad, mom, five children and two in-laws all singing, playing, and entertaining together. Since 2002, the Link Family has entertained thousands of fans at hundreds of venues across America and Canada each year. Annually, the group travels over 40,000 miles and performs at more than 250 concerts. Check on ticket availability by calling Carol Forgette at 352-873-3074. Cost is $15 per person. Fine Arts ShowThe Art Club of Oak Run will be presenting a fine arts show on Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. at Palm Grove. You can purchase art or just enjoy viewing the gorgeous products of your talented neighbors. There will be free refreshments and a raffle of an enhanced pastel giclee to benefit the clubs art scholarship at CCF. Laurel Oaks Events The first, fabulous, ladies luncheon of the year will take place at MiMis Caf on State Road 200. The date is Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. Please contact Deb at 352-445-0276 or Mary at 352-237-9454 to reserve your seat or if you need transportation or more information. Dont miss this fun time. The famous Laurel Oaks St. Patricks Day Party will be held on Saturday, March 17, at the Orchid Club. Come and throw some blarney with your neighbors, enjoy the music, fun, and games. There will be corned beef and cabbage for dinner. You may bring the beverage of your choice. Musical entertainment will be provided by a professional singer as well as DJ Fred Campbell. Check your cubby for a flyer. For more information call Paula at 352-237-4550.Tuesdays: bingo nightsCome and join your friends and neighbors for a fun night of bingo at the Orchid Club. Each Tuesday night doors open at 3 p.m., cards sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m.. No one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games. All residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags. The snack bar will be open. Upstate New York ClubUpstate New York Club had their annual pizza party to welcome new members and collect dues. The officers elected for the year 2012 are PresidentDonna Anderson, Vice PresidentSandra Mantel, SecretaryLaura Smith and TreasurerHelen Denny. Bettye Wilcox will serve as sunshine chairperson. We wish Jean Shipley a fond farewell. Jean served as secretary for the past four years. Our events are held on the fourth Monday of March, May, July and October. The December holiday party will be on Monday, Dec. 10. Please note on your calendar that on March 26 there will be a Swing Into Spring party with an all you can eat soup and salad bar. Watch for a follow-up article. Our club welcomes new members all year so why not come and see what you might be missing? Oak Run TravelAre you in the mood for a wonderful musical revue featuring the In the Mood singers and dancers along with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra? Call Janet Madsen to enjoy this great music from the 40s and 50s at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach on OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 PHOTO BY RON RATNERMembers of the Oak Run Southern States Club dress in red for Valentines Day and enjoyed a delicious meal from Lakis Restaurant in Ocala. PLEASESEEOAK RUN PAGE18 000AI0K Quality Furniture Decor Items Collectibles Estate Liquidation We Also Buy Pick-Up & Delivery Available Renaissance Room Monday Saturday 9:30 6:00 7380 SW 60th Ave. Airport Road Directly Behind Jasmine Plaza Est. 1993 A CONSIGNMENT SHOP 854-7022 New Merchandise Arriving Daily At 000AH2Z W.A.C. INCLUDES REBATES AND $1800 CASH OR TRADE EQUITY, PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE. 72 MONTH FINANCING. PAYMENTS BASED UPON 1) 36 MO. LEASE, 12,000 MILE/YR. $2,499 DUE AT SIGNING W.A.C. 2) 24 MO. 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com way 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. The church website is www.maranathabaptistc.org.St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is 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 CountySaturday, Feb. 18: Mens Prayer Group, 9:00 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19: Sunday school, 9:30 am. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21: Combined Mens and Womens Ministries Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23: Free Gospel Concert by Chuck Wagon Gang; love offering will be received, 6 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.Joy Lutheran ChurchThe Lenten Season is soon approaching. On Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate Shrove Tuesday (the English name for the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) with a pancake supper in Swenson Hall. Plan to drop in anytime between these hours to enjoy pancakes and sausage. A freewill offering will be taken. February 22 is Ash Wednesday and worship service will be at 6:45 p.m. The Wednesday night Lenten Services theme will be Dark Nights of the Soul. Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the messages on such topics as Alone in Sin, Lonely, Cold, Breathless, Lost, In Pain, and Alone-Again. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. Pastor Holloways messages will be on Fear of the World, Fear of My Own Way, Fear of God, Fear of the Holy Spirit and Fear of Light. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call the church office at 352854-4509 ext 221. 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 352-2373035 for more information. RELIGION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 T wo women were arrested for retail theft, one a felony, after an incident at Bealls on Feb. 7. The women entered the store, and one, April Dawn Riffel, 31, of Southeast 36th Avenue, was reportedly viewed by loss prevention officers taking several pieces of jewelry and placing them in a shopping cart. She then went to the juniors female area and took two juvenile tops. At the same time, Katrina Renee Childers, 25, of Southeast 26th Court, was observed with several pieces of female clothing. The two women met up with each other and began a conversation, and then went to two separate fitting rooms, according to the report. Both came out and left the store, bypassing all cash registers. A search of the fitting rooms found neither the jewelry nor clothes, and the women were detained in the parking lot. Riffel was arrested for retail grand theft. Childers, who had clothes worth $106 on her person, was accused of petit retail theft.Thefts from carsIt used to be that creepers were going door to door checking for unlocked cars, then entering the vehicle and taking items. But now it involves smash and grab, breaking the windows of locked cars and taking items. The incidents happened at TimberRidge Rehab Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., and Urgent Care Center, 6600 S.W. State Road 200, on Feb. 8.DUI chargeAn Ocala man was accused of DUI after an incident on Feb. 7. According to reports, Mathieu Vincent Mougeot, 29, of Southwest 9th Street Road, was stopped in the 7500 block of West State Road 40 after allegedly failing to stay in a single lane. He reportedly failed the field sobriety test and was taken to jail, where his breath registered 0.177 and 0.165. The legal limit is .08. Two women arrested on retail theft charges C OP SHOP 000AJQL February 19th ~ 22nd February 19th ~ 10:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. February 20th ~ 22nd ~ 7:00 p.m. FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 9510 SW 105 TH St. Ocala, FL SW on Hwy 200 (one mile past On Top of the World) PHONE 237-2640 Special Music provided by Grace Plus Four (Linda Brown, Tina Mineo, Vicki Helbert & Randa Blackley) Evangelist Tim Lee Returning To Ocala One of Americas premiere Evangelists will be speaking at the Friendship Baptist Church, 9510 SW 105th Street, Ocala, Florida. Tim Lee has preached not only across the country, but around the world. After losing his legs to a Vietnamese land mine in 1971, Tim has dedicated his life to preaching the Gospel. His message is timely as well as needed during the uncertain times in which we live. Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala Open Houses Sun. & Mon. 12:00 2:00 Ask for Ken A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G Heritage Realty 000AKYI Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! 2/2/1 home with carport, newer carpet in house. Has inside laundry located in a gated 55+ community. Furniture and appliances are included. Will make a great retirement home in a very active community. Dont wait, this will go fast. MLS #356004 $53,900 2/2/1 and half garage, laminate floor and tile in baths and kitchen. E xcellent condition, screen/vinyl patio, fresh paint nice landscaped, furniture is offered with full price. L ocated in gated 55+ community, great place to retire, many activities for the residents. MLS #357164 P rice $56,000 2/2/1 Royal model, carpet and tile on floor inside laundry and a built-in pantry, very clean and ready to move in. Located in a gated 55+ community home. Has a 32x9 screen vinyl room to enjoy the backyard. House backs to woods. Will make a great retirement home. MLS #357661 $66,500. HOMES ARE SELLING FAST. MAKE SURE YOU LIST. 2/2 frame and vinyl siding home has newer roof and air, home has fresh coat of paint, all appliances stay. H as a screen and vinyl lanai, chain link fence, inside laundry, located in a gated 55+ community. MLS #363315 $59,000 2/2/2 Cocos model with screen enclosed room overlooking yard which backs up to Oak Run. Home is in movein condition with nice carpet & vinyl floor covering inside laundry and large two car garage with opener. All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community. Great winter home with parking for R/V for residents. MLS #340810 $79,900 Outstanding 3/2/2 Spinosa Model home, features split bedroom plan, family room and formal dining room. Tile and laminated floors, carpet in dining room and bedrooms, in side laundry front loading washer and dryer, large kitchen, three door refrigerator. Located in a gated 55+ community. Beautiful land scaping has great curb appeal. MLS#366076 $84,900 PENDING 2/1/1 home carpet and tile on floor 12/9. L anai on rear of house, has newer roof, air. V ery nice maintained home, located in a gated 55+ community. G reat home for a winter home or year around retirement home. P alm C ay has a heated pool. MLS 368856 $41,900 2/2/1 home in great condition. T ile in dining area, kitchen and baths, laminated in bedrooms and living room, inside laundry. N ewer roof, oversized garage. L ocated in a gated 55+ community. MLS 367677 $61,500 2/2/1 R oyal model home, large kitchen inside laundry. B ath rooms have been upgraded, new paint, screen lanai. N ewer air located in gated 55+community. MLS #364155 $59,900 Beautiful 2/2/1 custom built home. E njoy a large F lorida 14/19 with custom windows kitchen, bath rooms have been updated. H ome is on a corner lot located in a gated 55+ community P alm C ay has a heated pool for the residents. H ome is offered com pletely furnished. 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Wednesday, April 18. What is Susans Secret? is a comedy/mystery show at Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre on Sunday, April 15. You get two for the price of one at this show a wonderful buffet dinner and a great show. Call Pat and Roy Meinsen to join this show 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. On Saturday, April 26, Boeing Boeing is the high style, knee-slapping romp through the age of glamorous, jet-setting air travel. It is a hilarious comedy at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and is hosted by Naomi and Jim Anzalone. This morning (Friday, Feb. 17) the travel hosts meet to select their trips for the Spring brochure. We will compile the information and send it to the printer. The brochures should be ready for delivery around the first of March and the sell dates will be on March 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, and 27. OMI Club Octoberfest TripWant to go to Helen, Georgia, for Octoberfest? Anyone can join the club for a 4-day, 3-night trip on Sept. 24-27, 2012. The trip includes three dinners (included is dinner at the Smith House), three breakfasts, all tips, bus and much more. The highlights of the trip, besides a genuine Octoberfest dinner at the Festhall and entertainment, are a trip to the Cabbage Patch doll hospital, a gold mine tour and mining for gold, model railroad museum, goats on a roof and shopping. A $100 deposit is needed at sign up. To sign up or get more details, contact Skip Kellogg or Jan Acklin whose numbers are in the Oak Run phone book. Singles Club The club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Orchid Club. We are asking members to bring a guest who is single. Invite your friends and neighbors to come to find out a little bit about our club. There will be great prizes drawn for the members who bring someone. Come and have light refreshments and fun activities to get acquainted with our new friends. For questions about this event please call Jerri Shorey at 352-237-5512. For information about our club please contact the president, Roger Januchowski, at 352-291-1004. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole Golf On Tuesday, Feb. 7, we played a par 3 tournament. Before play the course was marked so that each hole was 150 yards or less. We need to thank Frank Quigley and his ground crew for taking the time to move the tee markers to the designated spot on each of the 18 holes. The winners were: First Flight: 1st placeJT Lemasters, 2nd placeNancy Lefebvre, 3rd placeJudie Lavdas, 4th place tieDiana Galla, Carole Dygert and Carol Allison; Second Flight: 1st placeNoreen Salo, 2nd place tieSylvia Zappia, Janet Tully and Joanne Ellis; Third Flight: 1st placeMary Kay Frandsen, 2nd placeBarb Scozzafava, 3rd place tieGinger Drake and Barb Davis. Mary Kay Frandsen was closest to the pin. The weather was cloudy and quite chilly and many of us enjoyed a cup or bowl of delicious soup in the Royal Oaks dining room after we finished golf. Royal Oaks Lady NinersWe had a great turn out for our Feb. 9 play day. We played low net and in Flight A Beverly Matejicek came in first and tied in second place were Elsa Berbig and Pat Salberg. In Flight B Cindy Kocher was first, Jeannie Konicki second and IIene Simnowitz third. Closest to pin was Jeannie Konicki. We had two chip-ins and, of course, they were the two first place winners, Beverly Matejicek and Cindy Kocher. Congratulations ladies. Royal Oaks Mens GolfThe game on Feb. 10 was three best net. While the participation was lower than usual, it can be attributed to the fact that the annual Match Play Championship was in progress at the same time. More on that later. The winners with a score of 184 were Bob Gray, Sam Owens, Ray Hagerman, and Joe Paller. Second with a score of 193 were John Terry, Dick Berbig, and Steve Szabo. Third with a 194 were Charlie Elder, Bill Start, Frank Kelley, and Dick Feltenberger. Good scores, gentlemen! Closest to the pin were Bob Gray (2), Dick Feltenberger, and Ray Hagerman. The Match Play Tournament began the previous Friday, Feb. 3, and will run until Friday, Feb. 24. It is a double elimination with matches being played between participants during the interim weeks. Thus, there are no winners nor losers to list at this point. So far the matches have produced competitive games and close scores. The food at Royal Oaks Dining is excellent. This is verified by the speedy play of the Friday participants so that they can finish their match and get some of that good food. Thanks for the added incentive, Royal Oaks staff. Mr. Codys CornerMr. Cody here again with some very good news. That handsome silver long haired cat Bonnie Manford helped so much has found a loving home. The cat, now known as Buttons, his new mom, Bonnie, the Oak Run Feline Fanciers, my mom and I are all very happy. Mom was so proud of the part I played that she sent a copy of what I wrote to the wonderful lady who saved me. I very nicely pointed out to mom that I had been doing the majority of the work on this part of the column lately and that it would be a good idea to change the name of The Corner when I had something to say. She agreed, and this week Carol Anns Corner becomes Mr. Codys Corner because it is being written by your columnists cat, Mr. Cody Wheeler. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of the Friday before publication. Note there are no hyphens in the address. If you wish to call her, the number is in the Oak Run directory. You may send pictures as jpg attachments. Typed copy or hard copy photos can be placed in Carols cubby across the street from her house but should be submitted earlier as they take longer to process. The names of the people in all photos must be included. Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com long-term economic growth. The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESBaseline 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. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESFAA 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 Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESFAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement ActVote Agreed to (75-20, 5 Not Voting)The Senate gave final approval to this conference report authorizing $15.9 billion per year through the 2015 fiscal year for the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA has been operating under a series of short-term extensions since the 2008 fiscal year. The president is expected to sign the measure. Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted YESBudget and Accounting Transparency ActVote Passed (245-180, 8 Not Voting)This House bill would incorporate the costs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the federal budget, change how the government accounts for loan programs, and require federal agencies to post their budget information on their websites. The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted NO Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESExpedited Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011 Vote Passed (254-173, 6 Not Voting)The House passed this bill to give the president a lineitem veto and rescission authority over discretionary spending bills. The bill would give Congress three days to vote to accept or reject the presidents rescissions. The White House supports the bill, but the Senate is not expected to take it up. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESPresented by MegaVote. Compiled by Alan Gold VOTEDCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 RELIGION Countryside Presbyterian The Reverend Gary Marshall will perform the imposition of ashes marking the beginning of Lent at the noon communion service on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The ashes are made from the palms from last years Palm Sunday. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. 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. Ocala West United Methodist Ash Wednesday: The church will have an imposition of ashes on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 12:15 and 7 p.m. Holy Week: Maundy Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. a Service of Confession and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Good Friday April 6, 7 p.m. a Reflection Service. Easter Celebration Sunday April 8, four services with special music and message; 6:30 a.m. Sunrise, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550. Pastor is the Rev. Alan Jefferson.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 HighPLEASESEERELIGION PAGE12 OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Saturday 2/18 12-3 pm 9815 SW 92nd Ct. 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Most media and many people are most interested in pointing fingers and blaming someone, and justifiably to a degree. Bus drivers have one of the toughest jobs around. They pick up students in the morning when they dont want to go to school and they take them home when theyre rambunctious and full of energy. We expect our drivers to drive safely, efficiently, and in a timely manner. With few exceptions, they do. They shouldnt have to be distracted with bad bus behavior from any student. In Marion County, 275 buses hit the road every school day pulling double duty. They run multiple routes every morning and afternoon, picking up and dropping off elementary students. Then they turn around and repeat the process with middle and high school students. Some people believe the answer to this incident is buying more buses and hiring more bus aides. In a perfect world, that would be wonderful. However, Marion County is larger than the state of Rhode Island over 1,650 square miles. We simply dont have the money to buy that amount of buses. We cannot afford it. We have 130 bus aides, 116 who are dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of special needs students. The remaining 14 aides and a handful of other transportation employees are available to ride problematic routes and fill in as needed. While most people focus on the bus fight thanks to the state attorneys office releasing the video, were focusing on equipping our bus drivers with even more skills to resolve student conflicts. Were involving more people in the student discipline process. Were training, teaching, and turning to better communication, hoping something like this will never happen again. While we continue the process, our community and society as a whole must also come to grips with a basic principle thats been lost in this entire experience holding children accountable for their actions. Teenagers know right from wrong, good from bad, and befriending over bullying. Holding students accountable for their choices teaches them consequences, responsibility, and character. Our district and School Board will hold students accountable. Will we as a society? Jim Yancey is superintendent of schools for Marion County. YANCEYCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 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 STOCK ActVote Passed (417-2, 14 Not Voting)The House passed an amended version of this Senate bill that would strengthen rules prohibiting lawmakers, Capitol Hill staff and some executive branch officials from using confidential information to buy or sell stocks. The Senate now will either accept the modified bill or request a conference committee. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster 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. Rich Nugent 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 HOW THEY VOTED PLEASESEEVOTED PAGE11 A pples, oranges, pomegranates, pineapples fly by in a mlange of colors. Bread displays and stacks of cans tower over me as I cruise by at a speed of mile per hour on a conveyance that is half golf cart and half shopping cart. Watch out! They call me Baby Driver and once upon a set of wheels, hit the road and Im gone, whats your number, I wonder how your engines feel. Its me, Im whizzing my way down the aisles like the traffic on S.R. 200 at noontime. Im in and out performing U-ies with a touch of my wrist. Nothing like a motorized shopping cart for a little shopping fun, right? Actually it has taken me a while to even attempt one of these contraptions, but when my old enemy Mr. Arthur Ritis acted up, I reluctantly admitted I could no longer manage the supermarket aisles without assistance. So here I am, wending my way around grabbing items off the shelves from the ease of my vehicle. Im pretty good at it until one of them ran out of juice and I was dead in the water. I was tempted to call the AAA. (I opted for another cart instead.) While I hope this situation will be temporary as I ready myself for knee replacement surgery, I cannot help but to wonder about all those whose situations are far more serious than mine. In the Hebrew Bible, we find many who are faced with disabilities. Jacob after his encounter with a heavenly being walks with a limp and his wife Leah has weak eyes, probably near-sighted. This condition, of course, is completely correctable today, but in biblical times it was a different matter. We know that when Isaac went to bless his sons, he could no longer see clearly, perhaps he had cataracts due to advanced age. Correctable today but not in ancient times. Had this been so, the whole future of the Jewish people might have been changed if Esau had received the blessing from his father and not Jacob who deceived his father in order to get the blessing of the first born. We know that Moses was a stutterer (if I had to speak divine words or go before Pharaoh I might have too!) and his brother spoke for him. Therapy today would have helped Moses but even so his legacy was a great one and his disability overlooked. My favorite physically, actually mentally disabled person in the Bible is King Saul. He was a manic-depressive. No wonder we have Jewish shrinks! His relief came in the form of music therapy provided by David playing on his harp (today we use iPods). By providing us with flawed characters, the Bible sensitizes us to the needs of others. In my oftquoted passage of Leviticus 19, we learn that you shall not insult the deaf, or place a stumbling block before the blind (Lev.19:14). Throughout the ages, Jews have provided social services for the disabled enabling them to be functioning members of society. In Judaism today, synagogues and schools have provided for those physically and mentally challenged. In West Hartford, Conn., a special school, one of its kind, has been established to teach Judaism to children with special needs. I remember working with such a student and when he recited the Shema (Jewish statement of belief) at his Bar Mitzvah, there wasnt a dry eye in the synagogue. And to our credit, synagogues are being barrier-free and handicapped accessible. In my own congregation, we request that you stand if you are able and we assist people with canes, wheelchairs, etc. While our community does not offer this, bigger congregations have sound systems for the hearing-impaired and large print prayer books for the people with low vision. And it is taken for granted today, that there are handicap-accessible restrooms. February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month. The mission of Jewish Disability Awareness Month is to unite Jewish communities and organizations for the purpose of raising awareness and supporting meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities and their families in every aspect of Jewish life. The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, for example, is a member of the religious organization of the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition. While there have been many steps to make our parks and public places barrier-free, there are still situations today that are difficult for the handicapped to maneuver. Let us make our places accessible to all to enjoy installing ramps, paved walk areas and elevators, infrared sound systems and closed captioning for recorded performances. And bless those merchants who provide motorized shopping carts! Judi is a former teacher and Jewish educator. She lives in Sun Valley with her husband, Phil. Cruising the aisles: A Jewish view on being physically challenged J UDI S JOURNAL J S Judi Siegal Dorothy L. Overly, 91Dorothy L. Overly, 91, of Ocala, passed away at Munroe Regional Medical Center on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on Jan. 10, 1921 to parents, Lee and Evelyn (Whitney) Riley. She was an accomplished seamstress and also loved needlepoint. Dorothy moved to Ocala from Marietta, Ga., in 1985 and was a founding member of Countryside Presbyterian Church. 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, as a commendable cause. The report said: For the first time in years the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reworked nutrition rules for school meals fewer calories, more fruits and vegetables. At the behest of suppliers, pizza and French fries will be considered vegetables. Politics and patronage in Washington are usually accompanied by leverage. Thus an important new federal initiative emerged from a humble beginning in the White House vegetable garden. In the Federal Register, under Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, the Obama obesity program is titled: Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. With obesity, pizza, and fries in the mix, the Hunger-Free Kids Act is now an essential service which will be belching out food regulations for all reasons and seasons. No distinguishing name has been attached to the new initiative. We suggest the diligent group of nutrition administrators be referred to as The Obesity Bureau. FLYNNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 justed according to the strategy and not on an equal basis. We should look to see what is being acquired and which acquisition programs are cut. I, for one, am skeptical about the results. I believe the cuts will be about equal to the departments that while the Army will take more cuts, it is already the largest accounting for 35 percent of the defense budget (Navy, Marines 25 percent and the Air Force less than 20 percent). It remains to be seen if the final allocation follows the strategy. It hasnt in the past. Mike Emig Air Force Association Ocala Re-elect no one Last week the U. S. House and Senate began creation of a law to limit their members ability to conduct insider trading in the stock markets. Their action on this matter may have been prompted by a November 2011 top selling book from Peter Schweizer. Schweizer is a Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, and his latest work is a revealing look at how these politicians use their power and position to enrich both themselves and a selected group of friends. Insider trading is only one of their money making schemes. The book is titled Throw Them All Out: How politicians and their friends get rich off insider stock tips, land deals, and cronyism that would send the rest of us to prison. The title is a hint to the books contents but the facts on the amount of money, the number of participants and the number of schemes involved is astonishing. Schweizer identifies our elected officials as permanent political classes who have transformed our Capitol into a gold mine for get rich quick entrepreneurs. Members of both the Congressional and Executive branches are involved in these activities and the techniques they use show the utter disregard they and their selected friends hold for our country. Schweizer notes that industrial leaders have learned that investing in congressional and executive campaign activities will provide very large returns on their investments. Influencing who the government buys from, who it loans money to and who it grants money to, has become a very big business. Schweizers book is in the Marion County Library and its a good read to prepare for the upcoming elections. The leaders and members of both of our political parties are all involved in these schemes. They are more interested in helping themselves than in helping our country. That makes a bumper sticker seen in Ocala last week very relevant. The sticker read; Reelect no one. Bill Farthing Ocala LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 GUEST COLUMN BY JIM YANCEY Every school day, more than 99 percent of our 42,000 students make great decisions and do what we expect them to study, do their homework, participate in learning, and earn a good education. And most of the 23,000 students on our buses do the same. Unfortunately, we dont hear about these students because they dont generate many news headlines. The ones that do garner news coverage, at least since Jan. 6, fall in the minute portion, less than one half of one percent out of 42,000 students. Of course Im talking about seven students arrested for beating a fellow student on the bus. By now, our district has made headlines in nearly every newsroom around the country. Weve helped private media companies increase their ratings and sell more newspapers. Six weeks after the incident, we continue dealing with interview requests for our viewers and questions for our readers. Blame or accountability: a challenge for society PLEASESEEYANCEY PAGE10 F orty-one years ago, I was a nave 19-yearold just beginning lifes journey. I do not like to brag but I was the poster child for navet. I had a few ideas about life but too few to make me a contributing member of the human society. What I knew about life could fit nicely in my trouser pocket with plenty of room for a country boys pocketknife. One of the things that I did not know is that a nave country boy is a target for a young lady looking to settle down. It is a good thing I did not know these things because it is better in some areas of life to be caught off guard. If you always have your guard up you are never going to see some of the more interesting sights of life. It was exactly 41 years ago this month that I was introduced to a very nice young lady. She smiled at me and I smiled back. Being a courteous nave young man I did not know that smiling back had a different meaning to the one receiving the smile than the one giving the smile. Ah, that sweet innocence. How I miss it. We attended the same Bible College and therefore were in constant contact with each other. Looking back on the whole affair our relationship changed one day when she slipped me a note as we passed each other in the hall going to separate classes. The only note I had ever received in my life came from my mother which contained a list of things she wanted me to do or else. Now I was getting a note from this young lady. I smiled when she handed it to me but inside I was more frightened than I have ever been in my entire life. A note, what in the world did she want me to do? What did I do that she has to communicate to me in such a covert manner? My fears were allayed when I opened the note and discovered it was a love note. For anybody who has received such communication in the past you will understand quite readily that this completely changed our relationship. This was before e-mail, texting, cell phones and Facebook. Back in the day, we had to do all of our communication in person like, face-to-face. The only exception was the notorious love notes, of which I was being introduced. Getting my first love note was rather enlightening to me. I had just seen this young lady in the hallway, and before that we had lunch together, and before that we had chapel where we saw each other. However, the note that she handed me, this infamous love note, said that she, and I quote, missed me. I turned the note over to see if there was any explanation on the back, but it was blank. I was a little concerned about her when underneath her name she put a series of Xs and Os. Whether this was some secret code I was supposed to know about or whether she had just run out of words was beyond my experience at the time. As I thought about that note, I wondered, when in the world did she have time to miss me? What was it she missed? It certainly was not my charm because I had not developed that attribute until recently. Now I was in a quandary. What do I do? Do I go up to her after class and apologize for being missed? Do I sit her down and explain to her that between seeing each other we had been in different classes in different rooms? What do I do with this bit of information? I thought the better part of valor was to pretend I knew what she was talking about. It was not long before I realized that she was expecting me to reciprocate and write her a love note. I really did not know what to say. If I wrote a note similar to the one she wrote me and said, I miss you, I would be lying. I knew where she was. I knew that after the class was over I would see her again. It took me a while to realize that the purpose of love notes had nothing to do with exchanging information. In fact, no love note carries with it any sensitive information at all. To this day, I am still not sure what a love note really is. I began my writing career and although I had hoped to start writing nonfiction I was writing fictitious notes that had no meaning whatsoever. I began writing little love notes to her saying, I miss you, too. I felt a little guilty and somewhat silly, but she looked forward to my missing her. Im still a little embarrassed to say that it took some time for me to figure out the Xs and the Os. Now when I hear someone say that X marks the spot a different picture comes to mind. Upon thought, I discovered that God was the first one to write a love note. Jehovah appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee (Jeremiah 31:3 KJV). Everything in my life began with Gods marvelous love note to me. 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. It all started 41 years ago with a love note O UT TO PASTOR J S Rev. James L. Snyder Check out our website www.smcitizen.com Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 0009HW2 Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith 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 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. 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Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000A3PK 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 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. 000AHA4 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 000A6Q9 U nitarian U niversalists 7633 N. Florida Ave. (Route 41) Citrus Springs N a t u r e C o a s t 465-4225 WWW NATURECOASTUU ORG SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 A.M. W HERE REASON & RELIGION M EET GLBT WELCOME FIND US AND YE SHALL SEE K f youre searching for a spiritual home where questions are as welcome as answers, find us. We are a loving, open-minded religious community that encourages you to seek your own path, wherever it leads. To nurture your spirit and find your own truth and meaning. Welcome to Unitarian Universalism. I S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... 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BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.com Sports scores, a special Presidents Day event, an important fundraiser and more constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings. German American Club The German American Club invites all OTOW residents and their guests to the Spring Dinner and Dance on Saturday, May 12, at the H&R Building Ballroom from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Dinner will be catered by Sonnys Real Pit Bar-B-Q. There will be two meat entrees, three vegetables, tossed green salad, plus iced tea or lemonade. Music will be provided by Northern Sounds, an Ocala-based group that has performed in many places in Florida and other states around the country. The Pub will provide a cash bar for attendees. The cost of this event is $15 per person, and tickets will be available beginning on Monday, Feb. 20, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the H&R Ballroom and then every week on Mondays and Wednesday at the same time. Reserved seating for tables of eight persons may be reserved. To reserve a ticket, call 352-237-4428. Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities is doing something very special for Presidents Day (Monday, Feb. 20). Spend a couple of hours with Presidents Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman and their wives! William and Sue Wills will bring these historic characters to life on stage at the Circle Square Cultural Center at 1 p.m. The Wills are not impersonators, but their costumes, dialects and demeanors will help to recreate these historic figures. They have performed at eight Presidential Libraries and Museums throughout the U.S. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. This event is open to the public and seating is open. Master the Possibilities has offered similar presentations in past years and the response has been excellent, so come join in this unique event! Marion Kidney FoundationThe Marion County Kidney Foundation, a nonprofit organization, will host its annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run on March 3. The Run/Walk event will occur at the Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead on 4225 S.E. 58th Ave., Ocala. The Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the Kids Fun Run at 9:15 a.m. Advanced registration is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and younger; however, on the day of the race, registration will be $25 for adults. The Kids Fun Run is a 100-yard dash and is free to youths 10 years of age and younger. Awards will be presented in each category, and prize bags will be given to each child who participates in the Fun Run. Registrations are accepted online at www.marioncountykidneyfoundatio n.org or www.active.com through March 1, as well as in person at Ocala Sports, 2135 S.W. 19th Ave. Road #105. Completed registration forms can be mailed to MCKF, 2980 S.E. 3rd Ct., Ocala, FL34471. Race teams are strongly encouraged; groups of five or more will qualify for team status. In addition to the 5K, there will be educational opportunities geared towards learning how to prevent kidney disease as well as activities for family fun, including the following: K-Country, live music provided by Uncle Mortys Rhythm Cream Band; raffle prizes; vendor booths and activities for children. The presenting sponsors are Ocala Kidney Group and DaVita Dialysis Services. Other sponsors include but are not limited to: Winco Manufacturing; K-Country; Ocala Sports; Barrett, Liner & Company; and Advisors Advertising. The mission of the Marion County Kidney Foundation is to help individuals with chronic kidney disease and to combat its spread, as well as empower and improve the well-being of persons affected with chronic kidney disease. All proceeds derived from this event directly assist patients with kidney disease here in Marion County.Entertainment GroupOn March 24 at 7 p.m., Doctors Linn and Goldstein, along with their staff at the Foot and Ankle Center of Ocala, present Jimmy Mazz and his five-piece band from Boston with his Crooning Vegas Style show. Jimmys ultrasmooth vocals briefly croon the tunes of Sinatra, Martin, and Sammy Davis but quickly moves on to glide thru the likes of Bobby Darin, Lo Rawls, Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Tony Orlando and Englebert, too. Yes hell certainly stop and focus on Elvis, The King, for a bit with a very amusing parody. As usual, with this being the last show of their series, The Entertainment Group will make their annual charitable donations to Hospice, The Center for the Blind, and Senior Services. Thanks to the support of the residents and the sponsors, the Group will have donated in excess of $25,000 since their inception. Tickets go on sale Feb. 27 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday thereafter. Tickets cost $10 for reserved seating and $8 general admission with the usual limit of four tickets per purchase. Thanks again to the good doctors for making this show possible. OTOW Baseball LeagueThe battle for the top spot is getting closer as the Dr. Dunn team tries to regain first place, now only a game back, but their short stop may be out for a few games with a leg injury. The Great Clips team split two games and lost a two game lead to the displeasure of their coach as it the loss was by one run. The Florida Eye Team showed improvement in the last game and if there hitters can continue to show their hitting power, they should be able to catch up and become contenders. Its a wait and see with the Florida Eye team as they have been up and down during the games. The young Tee Pee Tire continues to falter and are having difficulty scoring runs, falling into a fourth place tie with Cebert Wealth, butFriday, February 17, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 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 000AI76 Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org M any of us wonder why there arent any stop buttons for federal spending, deficits, and debt. One reason is that there are thousands of government employees working diligently to preserve and expand federal programs. Coincidentally their efforts ensure tenured employment and opportunities for promotions as more employees are hired to administer their agencys essential services. In 1996, after considerable political controversy, President Clinton announced Today we are ending welfare as we know it. His choice of words was intentionally glib as we know it. Federal welfare didnt end. It was transferred to state governments, which receive federal funding grants. For times like our protracted current recession, basic and necessary welfare is in better hands close to people in temporary need of child care, financial help, and housing assistance. Relieved of responsibility for welfare as they knew it, the federal government might have breathed a sigh of relief and closed down its assistance windows, but thats not how things work in Washington. With 45 members, Agriculture is one of the most popular House committees. Seems like every member of congress whose district has dirt, grass, and a few cows would like to have a seat on the Agriculture Committee. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) has become a stealth welfare agency, which administers many social and subsidy programs. A new-name agriculture program was established by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. It created funding and policy for administration of USDAs nutrition programs: The National School Lunch Program, the National School Breakfast Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, the Summer Food Services Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Before the Hunger-Free Kids Act was adopted, our curiosity had been drawn to first lady Michelle Obamas White House garden, which was planted in 2009 and expanded in 2010, Her war on obesity was announced soon after her successful second crop. In a column at the time we wondered whether the garden was a publicity prelude to the obesity campaign. A recent news report from the New Ulm Minnesota Journal referred to Michelle Obamas pet www.smcitizen.com 8 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 I n the mid 1990s, while coaching a youth baseball team, I used to dread lining up for the national anthem. Most leagues were then playing the version that was in vogue, Whitney Houstons rendition in 1991 at the Super Bowl, shortly after the Gulf War started. To be sure, it was a great and heartfelt performance which helped send the nation into a patriotic frenzy at a time when we needed it. The problem is that it was long and slow. And if youve ever tried to keep a line of 12-year-olds quiet and attentive for that amount of time, when theyre about to play a baseball game, well, you know what I mean. Eventually the fad ended, and we went back to the good old military band version of the Star Spangled Banner. That was the first thing I thought of when I heard of Whitney Houstons death over the weekend. When you realized her age, and the problems she had in her life, somehow you shouldnt have been surprised that it ended that way. I see all the adulation being bestowed on her in the past few days, and I wonder how many people paid attention to her struggles. How many of these same people offered to help her overcome her problems. Personally, while I hope for recovery for all these people, I find it hard to feel like I should praise them. Yes, she was a great singer with a great voice. But like so many others, she strayed into the land of addiction. For those parents who push their children into the entertainment field, whether they enjoy it or not, it comes as a lesson that maybe living the ordinary life, without that much fame and money, is a better thing to teach. I thought the same thing when Michael Jackson died. With all the things he was accused of, I didnt understand how so many people could idolize him. And after that trial last year of his doctor revealed the drugs he was taking, I still dont. Houstons death comes on the heels of another death, this time of a little known singer, Leslie Carter. She died on Jan. 31. The Tampa native was perhaps best known as the sister of one of the Backstreet Boys. Although no official cause of death has yet been released, it was widely believed to be an overdose of prescription medication. The problem is that deaths of entertainers have become so commonplace that the American public doesnt get excited unless its a big-name star. So folk, when youre picking someone to idolize, make sure that person has earned it by the type of person they are, not because of what or how they sing, dance or act. There are many good people in the world who may be known only to a few, but who deserve the attention far more than some of our entertainers. 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. T he Florida Highway Patrol has announced a crackdown on aggressive driving. That includes speeding, tailgating, changing lanes without signals, which amounts to weaving in and out of traffic, and so forth. This emphasis is coming Feb. 27 to 29. Heres the question: Shouldnt this be done all the time? Why do we need special crackdowns to enforce traffic laws? We come to the same conclusion when we hear about DUI crackdowns. Shouldnt we be cracking down on these people all the time? We used to get upset when we got news releases that there was going to be a DUI checkpoint in a couple of days in a certain location. Why warn the public? Just do it. Turns out theres a state law, which seems silly to us, that law enforcement has to notify the public about an upcoming checkpoint. Maybe there was once a state legislator who was caught in one of these, and he wanted to make sure he wasnt surprised again. Would we tolerate a law that required law enforcement to say, Were staking out a convenience store on such and such a date? That would be tantamount to telling the bad guys to go somewhere else that night. Why should it be different with safety checkpoints? So we call on the Legislature to repeal this notification law, and let traffic enforcers do their job. But we also call for a crackdown on aggressive driving all 365 (or this year, 366) days of the year. And dont give the public any warning. Just be there, and calm down some of these drivers. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Aggressive driving being targeted Entertainers shouldnt be our heroes Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Government is living off the fat of the land Discipline and respect When these two are missing, you have chaos, kids gone wild and a society that is in a downward spiral. Any decent person is disgusted with the recent stories of a young man being brutally butchered and murdered by classmates, and the recent beating on the school bus. Some still fault the bus driver, even though he was forbidden to lay a hand on these vicious kids. It is understandable why he quit, no one deserves to be put in that position. Perhaps the saddest thing about this situation is that the vast majority of our youngsters are good kids, but they are sacrificed on behalf of our school misfits since we are now afraid to prohibit bad behavior in our public schools and on the busses. If kids know such behavior will be severely punished, most would behave themselves. There is mp excuse for allowing known trouble-makers to ride on the bus, which is a privilege, not a right. If we citizens would stand up and say enough is enough, and insist on having a zero tolerance for lack of discipline and respect in our schools, the problem would be fixed immediately. I remember, as older Americans do, when the teacher had control of the class. When he or she said sit down, we sat! When we had a classmate who would not play by the rules, they were sent to detention the first time, parents were called in the second time, and if there was any more trouble, the student was removed from the school and not allowed to return. We didnt sacrifice the 90 percent for the 10 percent, and things worked out real well. If todays schools would implement the above, without parental interference, we could again have order in the classrooms of our public schools. Lets allow the teachers to teach, not be policemen. It is not that hard to fix, it just takes our taking a stand of not tolerating bad behavior, Period! Unfortunately, many of todays parents do not teach their children the meaning of respect and discipline. They blame the schools and everybody else for their failures in being good parents. Parents need to understand that having children is a great responsibility and calls for teaching them right from wrong, instilling discipline and respect for others. It begins at home! Wayne Rackley Ocala Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Strategy-Spending MismatchLast month, with much fanfare, the administration rolled out a new defense strategy. (Actually, it was not a strategy, but a Defense Guidance.) In it, the administration stated it would not have a hollow force, but one that the president said would focus on a broader range of challenges and opportunities, including the security and prosperity of the Asia Pacific. (sic) The president further said: we will ensure that our military is agile, flexible, and ready for the full range of contingencies. Frequently, documents like these provide pithy soundbites and well-meaning ideas, but when they are pitted against the realities of the budget, they are just empty words. This week, as the administrations budget is released, we will see whether the DOD adheres to this guidance. Already, we know the budget will be significantly smaller by about 10 percent. If the military is going to concentrate on a broader range of challenges, then much must change with 10 percent less money. If the Asia-Pacific region is a priority, we should look to see if more forces are dedicated to the region not just in temporary status like marines exercising in Northern Australia, but permanently stationed. We should look to see if funding for each of the services Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines is adPLEASESEEFLYNN PAGE9 PLEASESEELETTERS PAGE9 All invited to German American Clubs spring dinner and dance OTOW HAPPENINGS PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE22 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 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103 rd St Pi ne R un OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Children & Youth Ministries 000AB58 Rev. Alan Jefferson 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 9524 S.W. 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 S unday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m. Youth Alive 7p.m. Randall Brown Pastor Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000AAQM 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 000AB1A First Congregational United Church of Christ First Congregational United Church of Christ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 682184

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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in now their long ball hitter has returned healthy and anxious to get back to playing. The Wise Way team is still struggling although they were able to pick up a win with a little help from some substitute players. With three months to go, there may still be some surprises and a change in the standings. We may not have major league players, but there are some plays that show signs of major league status. We play for the enjoyment of the game along with the exercise and the fellowship. TEAM WON LOSS Great Clips-Angelo 19-8 Dr. Dunn-Marty18-9 Florida Eye-Roger 15-12 Tee Pee Tire-Ken 10-17 Cebert Wealth-Bill 10-17 Wiseway-Jimmy 8-19On the Road Again There are a few seats remaining for the Cape Cod and Marthas Vineyard nine-day, eight-night motor coach trip, departing on Sept. 15. Included in this package are: eight nights lodging; 14 meals; entrance fees to venues; ferry ride to the Vineyard; all gratuities, and more. The trip also includes a visit to many historical sites and other locations on the Cape and a visit to the Mayflower II and Plymouth Plantation, plus other stops. If you are in the mood for a cruise, there are plenty of cabins remaining on the Royal Caribbeans Jewel of the Seas, which sails on Jan. 19, 2013 from Tampa to Cozumel, Mexico, and Key West, Florida. This trip has some fantastic prices, starting with inside cabins that are less than $500 for Category N, including transportation to the p[ort, driver, and porters gratuities; there is also a $50 shipboard credit per cabin. Be advised that the trip to the Smokey Mountains in November is completely sold out. If you would like to place your name on the stand-by waiting list (with no obligation), give Bob a call. The finalization of motor coach trips for the entire year of 2013 are not yet completed; however, the following trips, to date, have been scheduled: Seven-day trip to New Orleans in early April; a nineday trip to Montreal and Quebec during the summer; and another six-day trip to Washington, D.C. in either September or October. If you think you might enjoy taking any of these trips, call Bob so he can place your name on the appropriate trip, and when he gets the particulars, he will call you with the details. There is no need for a deposit, and those of you who do call are under no obligation to take the trip(s) of interest. For information on any of these trips delineated in this column, call Bob at 352-854-0702 or visit his website at www.bobwoodsontheroadagain.com. Travel ToppersThere are some seats available for the following trips: Strawberry Festival on Monday, March 5 call Mary Lee Coleman at 237912; Tampa Downs on Saturday, April 7 call Pat Hood at 237-8533; and for "In the Mood, event, which will be at the Peabody Theater in Daytona Beach on Wednesday, April 18, call Kathy Peterson at 873-2929 (this event was not in the travel brochure). Travel Toppers has arranged an Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the "Reflection," a brand new ship of Celebrity Cruise Line. The seven-day cruise will depart from Miami on Saturday, January 19, 2013 for San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Martens, and St. Kitts. The deposit is $250 per person; however, cabins will go quickly, so call Inge Gaitch ASAP at 352-2377428 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.Bowling League Last months listings of 200 and higher games brought out the best in everyone! This past month resulted in great scores: Whitney Frye, bowling a 246; Rick DAddio, 239 and 221; Bill Hull, 234, 214 and 211; Norm Hebert, 224; Art Buecher, 223 and 213; Rod Shepherd and Jerry Roney, 214; Joe Jingco, 213 and 212; Ed Gallagher, 213 and 205; Rick DAddio ,657 series; and Bill Hull, 649 and 621. The women scored as follows: Faye Shampine, 201 and a 500 series; JoAnn Roney; 523 series; and Barbara Buecher, 503 series. The Lucky Four has returned to first place, followed closely by Osima, the Better Bs and the Snowbirds. The Snowbirds may be the team to watch they have held first place for 6 of the 20 weeks. Although not a member of our League, Joe Ropsinski, an On Top of the World resident, recently bowled a perfect 300 game. Our League is in need of a portable Public Address System for our April 23 banquet. If anyone has one or has access to one, please call Jerry Roney at 352-8734327. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Candler Hills Golf Club will be host to the 6th annual Ocala Open Golf Tournament on March 14 to 16. Candler Hills Golf Club is the prestigious golf course at On Top of the World Communities in Ocala. The three-day tournament will be played Wednesday through Friday with a guaranteed winners prize of $12,000. The ProAm is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, and will feature local amateurs paired up with pros in a fun round of golf all for charity. Spectator admission to the professional tournament is free. On Top of the World Communities has established an outstanding reputation for leadership and community service in the greater Ocala and Marion County area. The Ocala Open Golf Tournament will benefit local charities: Hospice of Marion County, Inc. and Interfaith Emergency Services. Hospice of Marion County, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide exemplary compassionate comfort care for the terminally ill and support services for the families/caregivers. Interfaith Emergency Services is a not-for-profit organization which brings together people of all faiths providing basic necessities such as food, shelter, clothing and emergency financial assistance to those in need right here in our community. For sponsorship opportunities and more information on the 2012 Ocala Open Golf Tournament, visit our website: www.OcalaOpen.com. Candler Hills to host Ocala Open Golf event Marion Countys Most Wanted Mary Braddock 33, felony order to take revoke bond possession of cocaine possession of paraphernalia. Priness Fields 27, felony violation of probation simple battery. Gulammohiuddin Mansuri 37, felony bench warrant for failure to appear change of plea count 1 retail grand theft. Anthony Simpson 21, felony violation of probation grand theft. 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Consider letting someone help you see it through. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Some things dont seem to be working out as youd hoped. Dont fret. Instead, take some time out to reassess your plans and see where changes could be made. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy traveling and meeting people. You are especially good with children and would make an excellent teacher. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Thursday, March 8 International Womans DayBarbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Womans Day Celebration on March 8. This date was proclaimed a U.N. day for women s rights and International Peace in 1975 and will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Citrus Springs. 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 Chili supper and bake sale Sister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keepers Soup Kitchen in Ocala is sponsoring the 5th annual Chili Supper and bake sale on 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.Thursday, March 15 Genealogical Society meeting The Marion County Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. This months program will feature Paul Enchelmeyer, whose topic will be Ten Ways to be a Perfect Ancestor. The public is cordially invited and there is no cost involved. For further information, please contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840, MarionGenealogy@gmail.com, or http://MarionGenealogy.tripod.com.Saturday, March 24 Saddle Oak Club annual yard sale Saddle Oak Club will hold its annual yard sale on March 24 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse at the development on State Road 200 across from Heathbrook/Publix. Breakfast will be served, with sandwiches and coffee. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches and there will also be a bake sale. Sunday, March 25 Cantata at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will have a special Easter musical cantata Come Walk With Me on Sunday, March 25, at 8 a.m. and on Palm Sunday, April 1 at 11 a.m. Please join us for worship and fellowship. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th S., Ocala. Phone is 352854-9550. Pastor is the Rev. Alan Jefferson.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 pipe organ at Queen of Peace Catholic Church 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. For further information, call 352-537-0207.Saturday, March 31 Fourth annual Sheriffs Office car showThe Fourth annual Sheriffs Office car show is scheduled for Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Sheriffs Operations Center at 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. There will be vehicles from the past and present on display. Car registration is $15 until 3/23 after which the fee is $20. There will be lots to see and do for the entire family. There will be a tram to take visitors on a tour around the complex and describe the facilities. There will be a bomb-destroying robot, demonstrations by the canine division, a SWAT demonstration, mounted police, concessions and free popcorn. The show is free to spectators. Proceeds of the show will go to the Sheriffs Office Foundation to support the volunteers programs; so come on out and support the volunteers. For more information call 352-368-3582 or foundation@marionso.com. 0 0 0 A G 5 F CELEBRATE YOUR SMILE IN 2012 Start your New Year off with a great smile! 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com THE FAULT IN OUR STARS By John Green The Fault in Our Stars is a break-away novel from young-adult author John Green that reaches out to a much wider audience. Dont be put off by young adult. Theres no dumbing down in this awe-inspiring love story about two doomed teenagers with terminal cancer. Its a witty, irreverent, brave attempt of two remarkable young people to surround themselves with a beautiful world even if they have to build it themselves. Despite the tumorshrinking medical miracle called Phalanxifor that has bought her a few years, 16year-old Hazel Lancaster is battling Stage IV thyroid cancer that has so damaged her lungs that she must drag an oxygen tank with her everywhere. She calls the tank Phillip for its occasional noises. In typical teen parlance everything in Hazels life is either s or sucks, including the Cancer Support Group her mother drives her to. But one day the Group has a new member 17year-old Augustus Waters, a lanky, blue-eyed survivor of osteosarcoma which cost him a leg. The two are immediately drawn to each other and are soon inseparable. Amid trips to the mall and countless video game sessions, the characters expound on subjects in life everyone faces, made all the more poignant because they cannot expect to live beyond their late teens. Yet they scorn pity offerings they sarcastically call cancer perks. As remarkable as the teens are, they are matched by quietly heroic parents who continually reiterate their love, parents fully appreciated by their sick children. Hazel says, There is only one thing in this world s than biting it from cancer when youre sixteen, and thats having a kid who bites it from cancer. The story weaves in and out of Hazel and Augustus blooming relationship. Then a huge plot twist changes everything, forcing the pair to look at life through new lenses. This is a well-written, brilliant exploration of the thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love. Read it for yourself and then give it to a grateful grandchild. Love story between two doomed teens with cancer B OOK MARK P W Pat Wellington cilities that probably are just as caring and skilled as are the pros at Munroe; but, honestly, we would rather not be in a position to have to test out another. I challenge those of you who have other kudos to hand out to send word to me, and I will endeavor to pass those along as well. pbgeissal@aol.com While my husband was a patient, he spent more time in the hospital than most might because of his additional complications due to Myasthenia Gravis, a condition that is not very recognizable to most people. It is a neurological condition that affects, among other things, ones immune system and is often difficult to control. Thankfully, his is controlled well. Because of my husbands excellent care by Dr. S. Subramony at Shands Hospital and the University of Florida in Gainesville, he is given all the extra medical attention that anyone HEARTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 PLEASESEEHEART PAGE26 Thursday, Feb. 23 Go sp e l g ro up t o app e a r 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 S t e a rn s t o ho ld t o w n m ee ti n g U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, (R-Fla.), will hold a series of town meetings on Saturday, Feb. 25. From 9 to 10 a.m. he will be at the Marion County Commission chambers, 601 S.E. 25th Ave. in Ocala. From 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. he will be at the Belleview Public Library, 13145 S.E. Highway 484. From 1 to 2 p.m. hell be at the American Legion, 699 W. Lady Lake Blvd., Lady Lake. From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. hell be at Fruitland Park City Hall, 506 W. Berckman St., Fruitland Park.All meetings are open to the public. Ki n gd o m o f t he S u n C on c er t B a n d 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.In t ern ati on al Foo ds Fe stival Join 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 Re ti re d n u r s e s t o m ee t The 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. Tuesday, Feb. 28 Bre ast ca n c er su r viv or s m ee t The 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 S p r i n g sal e at O cala W e st A 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, electronics, furniture, clothing, garden and outdoor items, and a bake sale. Saturday, March 3 Tee T im e f or To ts 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. Sho wtim e f or S w ee t A d e li ne s 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-$8. Call Jackie at 352-888-8841. Tickets are also available at the door for $12. door prizes available. No t e d aut hor t o sp e ak Noted author Judith Rock will speak on Conjuring up the Past at the March 3 meeting of the Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society. Her first two novels, The Rhetoric of Death and The Eloquence of Blood are set in 17th century Paris and delighted historical mystery novel readers by bringing together ballet-producing Jesuits, Paris police, outlaw Huguenots, seditious beggars, and fire-fighting Franciscans. 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Friday, Feb. 17 Church meal this evening Coventry Episcopal Church will be featuring a Coventry Garden meal, Friday evening, Feb. 17, between 5 and 7 p.m. at 20 S.W. 87th Place (on the Southwest corner of CR312 and 475), Ocala. The menu features a variety of homemade soups (corn chowder, white chicken chili, loaded baked potato, zuppa toscana, Italian wedding soup) just to name a few, garden salad, and homemade bread-sticks, with drink and dessert included. Tickets available at the door for $6. 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 Clauson at 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen at 352 3478362. 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 Jazz Society offers free music The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on Feb. 19, 2 to 5 p.m. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. For more info call Gladys at 352-854-8930.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. 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. Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Community calendar M any think that the sports season for big bruisin men wearing protective armor and helmets has ended. While football is over, there is another sport going on now where padded men bang into each other, break out in fights and wind up with concussions. Its hockey, a cool sport. The finish Anaheim Duck superstar from Finland, Teemu Selanne, had never had his father see him play professional hockey. When his father visited to watch him, several players arranged a banquet at a restaurant. In addition to the entire team and staff, Orange County dignitaries attended with the entire tab being picked up by the Duck goalie. It was a huge success. The next day the local newspaper reported that it was certainly a dinner worthy of the father, son and the goalie host. Really kickingAndy came to work one day, limping something awful. One of his co-workers, Josh, noticed and asked Andy what happened. Andy replied, Oh, nothing. Its just an old hockey injury that acts up once in a while. Josh said, Gee, I never knew you played hockey. Andy responded, No I dont. I hurt it when I lost $100 on the Stanley Cup playoffs. I put my foot through the television. Cold loss In a postmortem press conference after their Stanley Cup defeat, angry Flyers coach LeClark refused to accept any blame for their loss. Instead, he blamed it all on a penalty unjustly called against his star player, Claude DeKaque, a penalty that resulted in the other team scoring the winning goal. The following morning the newspaper had the headline LeClark Says Loss Is Just the icing on DeKaque.Slap shots The other day, when I was watching a boxing match on TV, a hockey game broke out. The boy took his hockey stick up into a tree because he wanted to play with the Maple Leafs. The hockey player with liberal views played at left wing. The difference between a hockey game and a prizefight is that in a hockey game the fights are real. When Russian hockey star Nail Yakupov takes an elbow to the noggin, that is hitting the Nail on the head. Ive been skating for hours on end. Maybe I ought to take lessons. In Boston the Bruins enjoy beans. On Long Island, the Islanders only have the Sound. The blonde hockey team drowned during spring training. Since baseball is such a hit in Japan, the Japanese entrepreneur decided to import ice hockey. Unfortunately no one had a yen for it. The Boston fan snuck into the locker room to see what was Bruin. The hockey star was offered $1.5 million to write his autobiography. Six months later, he handed in the story of his BMW.Adult directions At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 7-year-old hockey players aside and asked, Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is? The little boy nodded in the affirmative. Do you understand that what matters is not whether we win or lose, but how we play together as a team? The little boy nodded yes. So, the coach continued, I am sure you know, when a penalty is called, you should not argue, curse, attack the referee, or call him bad names. Do you understand all that? Again the little boy nodded. He continued, And when I call you off the ice so that another boy gets a chance to play, its not good sportsmanship to call your coach an idiot, is it? Again the little boy nodded. Good, said the coach. Now go explain all that to your mother.Baseless I hear the Bruins just had a no-hitter, the young lady said to her boyfriend. The Bruins? You sure you dont mean the Red Sox? No, the Bruins, she insisted. They played an entire game without throwing a single punch. TimelyThe night before a playoff game, two hockey stars snuck out of the hotel for a few drinks. Before long, they were so inebriated they stayed past curfew time. The following morning, when the two players showed up for practice, the coach asked, Did either of you miss curfew? One looked at the other and said, I wouldnt miss it, would you? 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1999, a position which she still holds today. She is also chair of the Marion County Parks and Recreation Advisory Council, December 2008 to present; and chair of the Marion County Fire Advisory February 2009 to present. She was chair of the Marion County Emergency Medical Response Task Force, a County Commission appointment, in 2001; member of the board of directors of the Public Policy Institute in 2000 and reappointed in 2002, while there served on the Senior Study and Growth Study, was chair for the Ocala Conference in 2003 and 2004, and on the Executive Committee Women for Ocala in 2005. She was a governors appointee to Withlachoochee Regional Planning Council, 2001 to 2008 and served on the Executive Board, was a member of EMS Advisory Committee at CFCC, 1999; AED Selection Committee at Munroe Regional Hospital, 2000; Charter Member of South West Rotary, 2001 2007; Sgt. Of Arms South West Ocala Rotary 2003/2004; President of South West Ocala Rotary 2005/2006; Member of Smart Growth Coalition, 2002 2005 and was Countryside Farms Homeowners Association Secretary 1998 2006. She graduated from Marion County Citizens Academy 2001, was appointed to Sheriffs Advisory Committee 2004/2005 and was appointed to Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2005. Gabriel attended Ohio State University, Hammel Actual Business College, Cincinnati Technical School, Cuyahoga Community College, and the Realtors National Marketing Institute, with courses leading to CRB designation. She has been a secretary for Industrial Contractor, worked in accounts receivable and payable and advertising for a major company, was an assistant director of personnel and a news editor at a hospital She began a real estate career as an agent in 1978 in Ohio, and achieved Million Dollar Club status, was honored as Professional of the Year, taught a 30-hour continuing education course, wrote and taught training modules and served on the Grievance Committee of the Cincinnati Board of Realtors before becoming the board president. In Florida she worked as an advertising representative for the St. Petersburg Times. Her husband is retired from AT&T and from the Ocala Star-Banner. She has a son who served in the Marines, reaching the rank of captain, and is now with the FBI in Washington, D.C.; and a daughter, who received her RN degree from CFCC and lives with her daughter in Citrus County. Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Japanese kamikaze tried to attack his ship. He was shot down, and we didnt lose anybody. His craft had another dangerous situation, even after the war. We were hit by a typhoon on the way back, he said, adding that others were damaged but his LST came through OK. We had to bomb the two towns. I know it killed a lot of innocent people, but if we invaded they would have thrown everybody out to fight us. If we had an invasion, I might not have been here. Detroit Johnson, who lives in Oak Run, also off 200, was in the Navy Seabees and followed a similar path to get to Iwo Jima. It took us some time to get there from Hawaii in a troop ship with the 3rd Marine Division. He added, One of the things our ship was used for was for Marine casualties. He said that after a time, wed have a burial at sea for those who had been killed. As the invasion progressed, part of his job was to help clean up areas. Our job was to prepare the landing strip which had been damaged by shelling. To illustrate how times have changed, he said that one day his men heard there was a plane coming in that was built with no propellers. It was the first time we had ever seen a jet, he said, noting the turbulence and waves from the aircraft. Although he was a gunners mate, he said he could work with anything. I could operate and run any heavy equipment there was. He was also assigned as a commanders guard. At Iwo Jima, the Americans had 6,812 killed or missing, 19, 217 wounded and two captured. The Japanese, on the other hand, had 21,844 killed, but no wounded were found. The Americans captured 216 men. It was widely believed that most wounded Japanese had taken their own lives. Johnson felt that things would have been much worse had the U.S. invaded Japan. Like Lehr, he had visions of what would have happened. Every walking living person would have a gun. We could lose 40 to 50 thousand. Johnson praised the dropping of the bombs. Thanks to Harry (Truman), Im here today. That was the big thing. Thank God, Harry saved all of us. IWO JIMACONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Thank God, Harry saved all of us. Detroit Johnson PATCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 and efficient in rebuilding our community. said Johannesen. Johannesen believes by promoting pro-active economic development, capitalizing in innovation, leveraging our communitys greatest assets, and strengthening our education and workforce development, we will create a healthy environment for Marion County. Johannesen also states, All economies are local and many of us are working hard to create an atmosphere that is conducive to a better local economy. It is going to take dedication, hard work, and a great deal of teamwork to accomplish these priorities. Marion County is a great place to live and one of our greatest assets is the power of the people that live here. Through my formal education and my experience in problem solving, change and project management, I want to pull our resources together to get the job done. Johannesen has been a resident of Marion County since 1974 and graduated from Lake Weir High School with a full academic scholarship to the College of Central Florida where she received her Associate of Arts degree. She continued her undergraduate studies at Saint Leo University and obtained her degree in Business Administration, specializing in business management with a minor in marketing. She has held positions with the City of Ocala Electric Utility, Progress Energy of Florida, and is currently CEO at the Marion County Building Industry Association. Johannesen is currently active on the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, a member of the Ocala/Marion County Economic Development Corporation and the Republican Business Council. She is also an engaged volunteer leader and has worked with United Way, March of Dimes, Junior Achievement, ARC of Marion, and many others. Johannesen and her husband Chad have a daughter, Aubrey, and two opinionated Chihuahuas. FRANCINECONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Todays New Ads CITRUS SPRINGS 1155 West Franconia Lane Garage and Estate Sale Entire Contents of Home Furniture,Tools,Housh old Items Organ,Recliners, Tables Everything Goes Announcements Internationally Recognized Lively Stones World Healing Ordination Seminar. www.willar dfuller .com 850-342-1011 March 9-16th 2012. 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Patrick Killian 425-7935 Handyman Steves Handyman Service (352) 854-4927 Steve Zrowka 000ADT9 Pressure Cleaning Lees Pressure Washing Quality work at low prices! 352-489-6786 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! Answers to Feb. 10 Go Figure puzzle could reasonably expect. Along with this blessing, he has been cared for by many excellent physicians here in Ocala, but, specifically, by Dr. A. Nasser, a highly respected cardiologist. My husbands cardiac surgeon was the very skilled Dr. J. Galat of the Munroe Heart Group. His main hospitalist was Dr. N. Rao, who is someone we have seen several other times, and he is another excellent doctor. I do not mean to leave anyone out, but these were the main facilitators of his heart care while he was hospitalized. The caregivers (aka nursing and tech staff) in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Cardiac and Vascular Care Unit on Munroes 4th floor are superior in every respect. They are cheerful, optimistic, smiling, and totally professional. Without these magnificent ladies and gentlemen, none of the rest would be possible, and we send them all a huge Thank you!` Last, certainly not least, and maybe even most of all, we are so grateful to our family and friends for the unwavering support and love that we were blessed to have every day, all day, and all night when it was needed. One thinks I can handle this myself, but I can attest to the fact that knowing that a loving voice is just a phone call away is more than just reassuring. It honestly kept me the wife moving right along through several fairly significant scares. My neighbor who sat with me during the 3+ hour surgery (she knows who she is) was my rock that day as were my family all over the country who were on the cell phone and sending emails that were unwavering. We had asked all of our extended family to keep their families first and not come to Florida because they all have children, professions, school, and other responsibilities that have to be recognized and handled. They were here in every way that counted. How do I close this personal column? That is very easy! From the bottom of my heart and from my husbands healing heart, we say, again, Thank You and We Love You All! Happy Belated Valentines Day! HEARTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Teen volunteer Christopher R.N. Cindy Jack and David in Dr. Nassers office. 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY PRISCILLA GEISSALEditors note: Phil Geissal, husband of West Marion Messenger writer Priscilla Geissal, recently underwent heart surgery. This is her story about his care.This year, Valentines Day has taken on a whole new meaning and significance to me and to my husband of 5 years. Though Phil is 77 and I am 71, we plan to have many loving years together even though Phil has several significant health issues to deal with, and I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia some 10 years ago. Hopefully, I will not be criticized for writing about something so personal as the past month in our lives, but my husband and I feel very strongly about the wonderful care he has received over the past month. He had a serious heart attack, some other complications, and open heart surgery at Munroe Regional Medical Center. We are, therefore, willing to accept any criticism as we say, Thank You All! to those who have been there to care for, support, and encourage us both. Ironically, or fortuitously, this is coming to print right after Valentines Day. Obviously, from the point of view of an old high school and college English instructor (40+ years) I cannot miss the symbolic use of the holiday, the heart-shaped pillows provided for the cardiac patients, and (certainly) the love that is normally associated with this time of year. This love has been given to us very generously by our wonderful (and huge) family and numerous friends here in Ocala and actually from all over the world because my husband traveled extensively with his former career. I must hasten to say, that I spent the first 65 years of my life in Rome, Ga., and taught in the same wonderful high school (Model High School) for 33 years before retiring to do some adjunct teaching at the local technical college. My world travel has been limited but my friendships have not. On to the main issue at hand, the Cardiac Care Unit and Intensive Care Unit at Munroe Regional Medical Center. I know there are other faHeart felt thanks on Valentines Day PLEASESEEHEART PAGE24 Dr. Ali Nasser at his TimberRidge office. 861-Wise (9473) VOTED SOUTH MARION CITIZENS READERS CHOICE #1 USED CAR DEALER FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS Over 50 Years Experience Family Owned & Operated Experience a whole new way to buy a vehicle Like-new cars without the new car price LOCATE PROGRAM, Wise Way can find any vehicle youre looking for! All Vehicles Fully Serviced & Certified with Warranty Upon Purchase!! Full Service Center West Marion Countys Largest Selection of Certified Preowned Cars, Trucks, SUVs LIKE NEW!! 9045 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34481 PROUDLY SERVING OUR SW 200 NEIGHBORS FOR OVER 13 YEARS For all your Transportation needs. The Only Way, The Wise Way! 2 YEARS FREE LUBE, OIL, FILTER WITH EVERY PURCHASE! 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BRIEFS INDEX Bookmark...........................24 Cherrywood......................13 Cop Shop............................12 Judis Journal.....................19 Oak Run...............................15 Obituary..............................19 OTOW...................................21 Out to Pastor.....................20 Pun Alley.............................25 Puzzles.................................23CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 38 www.smcitizen.com 28 ~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Corridor vets recall Iwo Jima Two local men were on support vessels PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKDetroit Johnson, left, and Bill Lehr spoke to the crowd at the Iwo Jima Memorial event at Marion Woods last week. Both were Navy men on landing craft. Both defended the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which effectively ended the war with Japan. The year was 1945. It was February, and the U.S. Marines were about to embark on one of the key battles of World War II as they approached the island of Iwo Jima. Two Ocala men were members of the U.S. Navy at the time, and were in craft offshore as the Marines took to the island and eventually won control. Both men were at the Iwo Jima memorial event at Marion Woods last week. Both spoke at the gathering, and both were firm in their appreciation for the fact that the U.S., under President Harry Truman, dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. Bill Lehr, who lives in Marion Landing off State Road 200, told the guests, mostly veterans, about his time in the military. He spent his first 15 months assigned to Landing Ship Tank (LST) 807 assigned to the Pacific. On Jan. 4, 1945, we left Pearl (Harbor) and went a long way with Marines and equipment. We landed at Iwo Jima on Feb. 19 on the beach. It was dark. The Marines unloaded and took off because most of the battles were on the other side of the island. Lehr said his crafts duty was to take on wounded Marines. After five days he saw an American flag being raised on the mountains, and then later a second flag. That second flag became the iconic picture that is still associated with Iwo Jima today. At one point, he said a single PLEASESEEIWO JIMA PAGE3 Race starts for County Commission District 5 Seat wont have incumbent as Charlie Stone runs for Legislature Pat Gabriel, president of the State Road 200 Coalition, has announced that she will be a candidate for County Commission District 5. The seat is being vacated by Chairman Charlie Stone, who is running for state representative. Marion County is a great place to live, work, and play. We are positioning ourselves to be leaders in the state in both job creation and quality of life. I want to help our county preserve our natural resources, provide job opportunities, and maintain quality services for our citizens without losing our small town charm and warmth. She moved to Marion County in 1996, and joined the Southwest Francine Johannesen, CEO of the Marion County Building Industry Association, longtime resident, and community leader, has officially announced her candidacy for the 2012 Marion County Commission District 5 race. The seat is being vacated by Chairman Charlie Stone, who is running for state representative. Johannesens priorities center around a unified economic agenda designed to create jobs, to get people back to work, and to keep those jobs so our community can thrive today and into the future. I have had the privilege of working closely with our local officials and local leaders to promote pro-active economic Going Home Phil Geissal, husband of one of our correspondents, Priscilla Geissal, displays his heart pillow as he heads for home after heart surgery. His wife writes all about his experience, starting on Page 2. It will be a return to yesteryear on Saturday, Feb. 18, as Ocala once again sees a herd of cattle driven down its streets. Beginning at 10 a.m., some 35 head of cattle will be driven from the 800 block of Southeast Osceola Avenue to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2200 N.E. Jacksonville Road. About 15 professional cowboys, led by Southeastern Pro Rodeo representative Ruben Lamb, will be participating. City Councilman Daniel Owen, who has helped organize the event, said he envisions the cattle drive being an annual event to coincide with the Southeastern Youth Fair and Florida High School Rodeo. In the 1940s and early 1950s this was a tradition in our community and we are hoping to re-establish it, Owen said. The event will require rolling road closures, including East Silver Springs Boulevard, Northeast 14th Street and Jacksonville Road. None of the road closures will last for more than five minutes. The best viewing locations, in addition to the livestock pavilion, will be between Southeast 5th Street and State Road 40 on Osceola Avenue and on the Watula Avenue side of Tuscawilla Park. The drive is not expected to last for more than an hour. Cattle call Cows to be herded through streets of Ocala on Saturday Francine Johannesen Pat Gabriel Pat Gabriel Francine Johannesen State Road 200 Coalition in 1997. She was chosen vice president in 1998, and became president in development within our community and I want to further my commitment to ensure we are effective PLEASESEEPAT PAGE3 PLEASESEEFRANCINE PAGE3 School Board takes city to court over utilitiesThe Marion County School Board filed a temporary injunction Tuesday against the City of Ocala to keep lights on and water flowing in 23 city schools and seven school board facilities. Although utility bills are current, City of Ocala leaders are demanding $724,000 in utility deposits, threatening to turn off water, sewer, and electricity by February 29 if the board doesnt pay the deposits. The board filed the temporary injunction in circuit court to guarantee utility services to nearly 20,000 students and employees. The board has 23 schools and seven facilities serviced by City electricity, water, or sewer. No deposits have been paid in the past, and the board doesnt believe its necessary now based on its 98-year customer status with the city. The school board stopped paying $9,500 in monthly storm water fees last November to the City of Ocala, citing court cases elsewhere in Florida exempting school boards from paying user fees. Since 2006, the board has also fought city fire service and impact fees for the same reasons. The City of Ocalas written demands also require the board to sign utility contracts which could then be used against the board in current cases regarding storm water, fire, and impact fees. In a Jan. 30 letter to the school board attorney, City Attorney Patrick Gilligan writes, It is unfortunate that it has come to this. He continues saying the city will have no choice but to treat the School Board as it treats all its customers and discontinue utility services to the School Board if the deposits arent paid. In 2011, the school board paid over $3.8 million in utility costs to the City alone. 000AIB4



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BRIEFS INDEX Bookmark...........................24 Cherrywood......................13 Cop Shop............................12 Judis Journal.....................19 Oak Run...............................15 Obituary..............................19 OTOW...................................21 Out to Pastor.....................20 Pun Alley.............................25 Puzzles.................................23CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 38 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Corridor vets recall Iwo Jima Two local men were on support vessels PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKDetroit Johnson, left, and Bill Lehr spoke to the crowd at the Iwo Jima Memorial event at Marion Woods last week. Both were Navy men on landing craft. Both defended the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which effectively ended the war with Japan. The year was 1945. It was February, and the U.S. Marines were about to embark on one of the key battles of World War II as they approached the island of Iwo Jima. Two Ocala men were members of the U.S. Navy at the time, and were in craft offshore as the Marines took to the island and eventually won control. Both men were at the Iwo Jima memorial event at Marion Woods last week. Both spoke at the gathering, and both were firm in their appreciation for the fact that the U.S., under President Harry Truman, dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. Bill Lehr, who lives in Marion Landing off State Road 200, told the guests, mostly veterans, about his time in the military. He spent his first 15 months assigned to Landing Ship Tank (LST) 807 assigned to the Pacific. On Jan. 4, 1945, we left Pearl (Harbor) and went a long way with Marines and equipment. We landed at Iwo Jima on Feb. 19 on the beach. It was dark. The Marines unloaded and took off because most of the battles were on the other side of the island. Lehr said his crafts duty was to take on wounded Marines. After five days he saw an American flag being raised on the mountains, and then later a second flag. That second flag became the iconic picture that is still associated with Iwo Jima today. At one point, he said a single PLEASESEEIWO JIMA, PAGE3 Race starts for County Commission District 5 Seat wont have incumbent as Charlie Stone runs for Legislature Pat Gabriel, president of the State Road 200 Coalition, has announced that she will be a candidate for County Commission District 5. The seat is being vacated by Chairman Charlie Stone, who is running for state representative. Marion County is a great place to live, work, and play. We are positioning ourselves to be leaders in the state in both job creation and quality of life. I want to help our county preserve our natural resources, provide job opportunities, and maintain quality services for our citizens without losing our small town charm and warmth. She moved to Marion County in 1996, and joined the Southwest Francine Johannesen, CEO of the Marion County Building Industry Association, longtime resident, and community leader, has officially announced her candidacy for the 2012 Marion County Commission District 5 race. The seat is being vacated by Chairman Charlie Stone, who is running for state representative. Johannesens priorities center around a unified economic agenda designed to create jobs, to get people back to work, and to keep those jobs so our community can thrive today and into the future. I have had the privilege of working closely with our local officials and local leaders to promote pro-active economic Going HomePhil Geissal, husband of one of our correspondents, Priscilla Geissal, displays his heart pillow as he heads for home after heart surgery. His wife writes all about his experience, starting on Page 2. It will be a return to yesteryear on Saturday, Feb. 18, as Ocala once again sees a herd of cattle driven down its streets. Beginning at 10 a.m., some 35 head of cattle will be driven from the 800 block of Southeast Osceola Avenue to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2200 N.E. Jacksonville Road. About 15 professional cowboys, led by Southeastern Pro Rodeo representative Ruben Lamb, will be participating. City Councilman Daniel Owen, who has helped organize the event, said he envisions the cattle drive being an annual event to coincide with the Southeastern Youth Fair and Florida High School Rodeo. In the 1940s and early 1950s this was a tradition in our community and we are hoping to re-establish it, Owen said. The event will require rolling road closures, including East Silver Springs Boulevard, Northeast 14th Street and Jacksonville Road. None of the road closures will last for more than five minutes. The best viewing locations, in addition to the livestock pavilion, will be between Southeast 5th Street and State Road 40 on Osceola Avenue and on the Watula Avenue side of Tuscawilla Park. The drive is not expected to last for more than an hour. Cattle call Cows to be herded through streets of Ocala on Saturday Francine Johannesen Pat Gabriel Pat Gabriel Francine Johannesen State Road 200 Coalition in 1997. She was chosen vice president in 1998, and became president in development within our community and I want to further my commitment to ensure we are effective PLEASESEEPAT PAGE3 PLEASESEEFRANCINE, PAGE3 School Board takes city to court over utilitiesThe Marion County School Board filed a temporary injunction Tuesday against the City of Ocala to keep lights on and water flowing in 23 city schools and seven school board facilities. Although utility bills are current, City of Ocala leaders are demanding $724,000 in utility deposits, threatening to turn off water, sewer, and electricity by February 29 if the board doesnt pay the deposits. The board filed the temporary injunction in circuit court to guarantee utility services to nearly 20,000 students and employees. The board has 23 schools and seven facilities serviced by City electricity, water, or sewer. No deposits have been paid in the past, and the board doesnt believe its necessary now based on its 98-year customer status with the city. The school board stopped paying $9,500 in monthly storm water fees last November to the City of Ocala, citing court cases elsewhere in Florida exempting school boards from paying user fees. Since 2006, the board has also fought city fire service and impact fees for the same reasons. The City of Ocalas written demands also require the board to sign utility contracts which could then be used against the board in current cases regarding storm water, fire, and impact fees. In a Jan. 30 letter to the school board attorney, City Attorney Patrick Gilligan writes, It is unfortunate that it has come to this. He continues saying the city will have no choice but to treat the School Board as it treats all its customers and discontinue utility services to the School Board if the deposits arent paid. In 2011, the school board paid over $3.8 million in utility costs to the City alone. 000AIB4

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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY PRISCILLA GEISSALEditors note: Phil Geissal, husband of West Marion Messenger writer Priscilla Geissal, recently underwent heart surgery. This is her story about his care.This year, Valentines Day has taken on a whole new meaning and significance to me and to my husband of 5 years. Though Phil is 77 and I am 71, we plan to have many loving years together even though Phil has several significant health issues to deal with, and I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia some 10 years ago. Hopefully, I will not be criticized for writing about something so personal as the past month in our lives, but my husband and I feel very strongly about the wonderful care he has received over the past month. He had a serious heart attack, some other complications, and open heart surgery at Munroe Regional Medical Center. We are, therefore, willing to accept any criticism as we say, Thank You All! to those who have been there to care for, support, and encourage us both. Ironically, or fortuitously, this is coming to print right after Valentines Day. Obviously, from the point of view of an old high school and college English instructor (40+ years) I cannot miss the symbolic use of the holiday, the heart-shaped pillows provided for the cardiac patients, and (certainly) the love that is normally associated with this time of year. This love has been given to us very generously by our wonderful (and huge) family and numerous friends here in Ocala and actually from all over the world because my husband traveled extensively with his former career. I must hasten to say, that I spent the first 65 years of my life in Rome, Ga., and taught in the same wonderful high school (Model High School) for 33 years before retiring to do some adjunct teaching at the local technical college. 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1999, a position which she still holds today. She is also chair of the Marion County Parks and Recreation Advisory Council, December 2008 to present; and chair of the Marion County Fire Advisory February 2009 to present. She was chair of the Marion County Emergency Medical Response Task Force, a County Commission appointment, in 2001; member of the board of directors of the Public Policy Institute in 2000 and reappointed in 2002, while there served on the Senior Study and Growth Study, was chair for the Ocala Conference in 2003 and 2004, and on the Executive Committee Women for Ocala in 2005. She was a governors appointee to Withlachoochee Regional Planning Council, 2001 to 2008 and served on the Executive Board, was a member of EMS Advisory Committee at CFCC, 1999; AED Selection Committee at Munroe Regional Hospital, 2000; Charter Member of South West Rotary, 2001 2007; Sgt. Of Arms South West Ocala Rotary 2003/2004; President of South West Ocala Rotary 2005/2006; Member of Smart Growth Coalition, 2002 2005 and was Countryside Farms Homeowners Association Secretary 1998 2006. She graduated from Marion County Citizens Academy 2001, was appointed to Sheriffs Advisory Committee 2004/2005 and was appointed to Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2005. Gabriel attended Ohio State University, Hammel Actual Business College, Cincinnati Technical School, Cuyahoga Community College, and the Realtors National Marketing Institute, with courses leading to CRB designation. She has been a secretary for Industrial Contractor, worked in accounts receivable and payable and advertising for a major company, was an assistant director of personnel and a news editor at a hospital She began a real estate career as an agent in 1978 in Ohio, and achieved Million Dollar Club status, was honored as Professional of the Year, taught a 30-hour continuing education course, wrote and taught training modules and served on the Grievance Committee of the Cincinnati Board of Realtors before becoming the board president. In Florida she worked as an advertising representative for the St. Petersburg Times. Her husband is retired from AT&T and from the Ocala Star-Banner. She has a son who served in the Marines, reaching the rank of captain, and is now with the FBI in Washington, D.C.; and a daughter, who received her RN degree from CFCC and lives with her daughter in Citrus County. Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Japanese kamikaze tried to attack his ship. He was shot down, and we didnt lose anybody. His craft had another dangerous situation, even after the war. We were hit by a typhoon on the way back, he said, adding that others were damaged but his LST came through OK. We had to bomb the two towns. I know it killed a lot of innocent people, but if we invaded they would have thrown everybody out to fight us. If we had an invasion, I might not have been here. Detroit Johnson, who lives in Oak Run, also off 200, was in the Navy Seabees and followed a similar path to get to Iwo Jima. It took us some time to get there from Hawaii in a troop ship with the 3rd Marine Division. He added, One of the things our ship was used for was for Marine casualties. He said that after a time, wed have a burial at sea for those who had been killed. As the invasion progressed, part of his job was to help clean up areas. Our job was to prepare the landing strip which had been damaged by shelling. To illustrate how times have changed, he said that one day his men heard there was a plane coming in that was built with no propellers. It was the first time we had ever seen a jet, he said, noting the turbulence and waves from the aircraft. Although he was a gunners mate, he said he could work with anything. I could operate and run any heavy equipment there was. He was also assigned as a commanders guard. At Iwo Jima, the Americans had 6,812 killed or missing, 19, 217 wounded and two captured. The Japanese, on the other hand, had 21,844 killed, but no wounded were found. The Americans captured 216 men. It was widely believed that most wounded Japanese had taken their own lives. Johnson felt that things would have been much worse had the U.S. invaded Japan. Like Lehr, he had visions of what would have happened. Every walking living person would have a gun. We could lose 40 to 50 thousand. Johnson praised the dropping of the bombs. Thanks to Harry (Truman), Im here today. That was the big thing. Thank God, Harry saved all of us. IWO JIMACONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Thank God, Harry saved all of us.Detroit Johnson PATCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 and efficient in rebuilding our community. said Johannesen. Johannesen believes by promoting pro-active economic development, capitalizing in innovation, leveraging our communitys greatest assets, and strengthening our education and workforce development, we will create a healthy environment for Marion County. Johannesen also states, All economies are local and many of us are working hard to create an atmosphere that is conducive to a better local economy. It is going to take dedication, hard work, and a great deal of teamwork to accomplish these priorities. Marion County is a great place to live and one of our greatest assets is the power of the people that live here. Through my formal education and my experience in problem solving, change and project management, I want to pull our resources together to get the job done. Johannesen has been a resident of Marion County since 1974 and graduated from Lake Weir High School with a full academic scholarship to the College of Central Florida where she received her Associate of Arts degree. She continued her undergraduate studies at Saint Leo University and obtained her degree in Business Administration, specializing in business management with a minor in marketing. She has held positions with the City of Ocala Electric Utility, Progress Energy of Florida, and is currently CEO at the Marion County Building Industry Association. 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They are cheerful, optimistic, smiling, and totally professional. Without these magnificent ladies and gentlemen, none of the rest would be possible, and we send them all a huge Thank you!` Last, certainly not least, and maybe even most of all, we are so grateful to our family and friends for the unwavering support and love that we were blessed to have every day, all day, and all night when it was needed. One thinks I can handle this myself, but I can attest to the fact that knowing that a loving voice is just a phone call away is more than just reassuring. It honestly kept me the wife moving right along through several fairly significant scares. My neighbor who sat with me during the 3+ hour surgery (she knows who she is) was my rock that day as were my family all over the country who were on the cell phone and sending emails that were unwavering. We had asked all of our extended family to keep their families first and not come to Florida because they all have children, professions, school, and other responsibilities that have to be recognized and handled. They were here in every way that counted. How do I close this personal column? That is very easy! From the bottom of my heart and from my husbands healing heart, we say, again, Thank You and We Love You All! Happy Belated Valentines Day! HEARTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Teen volunteer Christopher R.N. Cindy Jack and David in Dr. Nassers office. 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Friday, Feb. 17 Church meal this eveningCoventry Episcopal Church will be featuring a Coventry Garden meal, Friday evening, Feb. 17, between 5 and 7 p.m. at 20 S.W. 87th Place (on the Southwest corner of CR312 and 475), Ocala. The menu features a variety of homemade soups (corn chowder, white chicken chili, loaded baked potato, zuppa toscana, Italian wedding soup) just to name a few, garden salad, and homemade bread-sticks, with drink and dessert included. Tickets available at the door for $6.Saturday, Feb. 18 Beth Israel hosts gamesCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to a social evening of games and fun on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The program will feature a short Havdalah service followed by a light dinner of bagels and cream cheese and other delicious fare. Bring your own board games such as dominoes, ma jong, Monopoly, etc. or just come for the fun! The cost is $6 per person and reservations must made by calling Shirley at 352-873-6186 or by email: thegottfrieds@aol.com.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 CountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Feb. 18. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Roast Beef Au Jus, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Bob Maas and his accordion. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 15th of February. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson at 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen at 352 3478362. Amateur Radio Class to beginA Technician Amateur Radio Class will start Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. for seven weeks at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Emergency Management Center, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. The FCC test will be given on March 31, 2012 with a test fee of $15.00, collected on the test day. Manuals will be available to loan to students. This class should prepare you to pass the FCC test and obtain an Amateur Radio Technician License. For more information contact Charles Hensley at 352732-3795 or e-mail KC4Q@arrl.net.Hospice trail rideHospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 12th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Sat., Feb. 18, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, former Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-854-5218. Sunday, Feb. 19 Jazz Society offers free musicThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on Feb. 19, 2 to 5 p.m. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. For more info call Gladys at 352-854-8930.German American Club eventThe German American Club of Marion County will host a Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and join in the fun for $10 per member or $15 per non-member. Music provided by Alpine Express. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Attire is either a costume or dressy casual. For tickets, call Liz or Joe at 352-732-6368.Tuesday, Feb. 21 Bahia Oaks to meetBahia 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. 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.Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Community calendar Many think that the sports season for big bruisin men wearing protective armor and helmets has ended. While football is over, there is another sport going on now where padded men bang into each other, break out in fights and wind up with concussions. Its hockey, a cool sport.The finishAnaheim Duck superstar from Finland, Teemu Selanne, had never had his father see him play professional hockey. When his father visited to watch him, several players arranged a banquet at a restaurant. In addition to the entire team and staff, Orange County dignitaries attended with the entire tab being picked up by the Duck goalie. It was a huge success. The next day the local newspaper reported that it was certainly a dinner worthy of the father, son and the goalie host.Really kickingAndy came to work one day, limping something awful. One of his co-workers, Josh, noticed and asked Andy what happened. Andy replied, Oh, nothing. Its just an old hockey injury that acts up once in a while. Josh said, Gee, I never knew you played hockey. Andy responded, No I dont. I hurt it when I lost $100 on the Stanley Cup playoffs. I put my foot through the television.Cold lossIn a postmortem press conference after their Stanley Cup defeat, angry Flyers coach LeClark refused to accept any blame for their loss. Instead, he blamed it all on a penalty unjustly called against his star player, Claude DeKaque, a penalty that resulted in the other team scoring the winning goal. The following morning the newspaper had the headline LeClark Says Loss Is Just the icing on DeKaque.Slap shotsThe other day, when I was watching a boxing match on TV, a hockey game broke out. The boy took his hockey stick up into a tree because he wanted to play with the Maple Leafs. The hockey player with liberal views played at left wing. The difference between a hockey game and a prizefight is that in a hockey game the fights are real. When Russian hockey star Nail Yakupov takes an elbow to the noggin, that is hitting the Nail on the head. Ive been skating for hours on end. Maybe I ought to take lessons. In Boston the Bruins enjoy beans. On Long Island, the Islanders only have the Sound. The blonde hockey team drowned during spring training. Since baseball is such a hit in Japan, the Japanese entrepreneur decided to import ice hockey. Unfortunately no one had a yen for it. The Boston fan snuck into the locker room to see what was Bruin. The hockey star was offered $1.5 million to write his autobiography. Six months later, he handed in the story of his BMW.Adult directionsAt one point during a game, the coach called one of his 7-year-old hockey players aside and asked, Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is? The little boy nodded in the affirmative. Do you understand that what matters is not whether we win or lose, but how we play together as a team? The little boy nodded yes. So, the coach continued, I am sure you know, when a penalty is called, you should not argue, curse, attack the referee, or call him bad names. Do you understand all that? Again the little boy nodded. He continued, And when I call you off the ice so that another boy gets a chance to play, its not good sportsmanship to call your coach an idiot, is it? Again the little boy nodded. Good, said the coach. Now go explain all that to your mother.BaselessI hear the Bruins just had a no-hitter, the young lady said to her boyfriend. The Bruins? You sure you dont mean the Red Sox? No, the Bruins, she insisted. They played an entire game without throwing a single punch. TimelyThe night before a playoff game, two hockey stars snuck out of the hotel for a few drinks. Before long, they were so inebriated they stayed past curfew time. The following morning, when the two players showed up for practice, the coach asked, Did either of you miss curfew? One looked at the other and said, I wouldnt miss it, would you? 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com THE FAULT IN OUR STARS By John Green The Fault in Our Stars is a break-away novel from young-adult author John Green that reaches out to a much wider audience. Dont be put off by young adult. Theres no dumbing down in this awe-inspiring love story about two doomed teenagers with terminal cancer. Its a witty, irreverent, brave attempt of two remarkable young people to surround themselves with a beautiful world even if they have to build it themselves. Despite the tumorshrinking medical miracle called Phalanxifor that has bought her a few years, 16year-old Hazel Lancaster is battling Stage IV thyroid cancer that has so damaged her lungs that she must drag an oxygen tank with her everywhere. She calls the tank Phillip for its occasional noises. In typical teen parlance everything in Hazels life is either s or sucks, including the Cancer Support Group her mother drives her to. But one day the Group has a new member 17year-old Augustus Waters, a lanky, blue-eyed survivor of osteosarcoma which cost him a leg. The two are immediately drawn to each other and are soon inseparable. Amid trips to the mall and countless video game sessions, the characters expound on subjects in life everyone faces, made all the more poignant because they cannot expect to live beyond their late teens. Yet they scorn pity offerings they sarcastically call cancer perks. As remarkable as the teens are, they are matched by quietly heroic parents who continually reiterate their love, parents fully appreciated by their sick children. Hazel says, There is only one thing in this world s than biting it from cancer when youre sixteen, and thats having a kid who bites it from cancer. The story weaves in and out of Hazel and Augustus blooming relationship. Then a huge plot twist changes everything, forcing the pair to look at life through new lenses. This is a well-written, brilliant exploration of the thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love. Read it for yourself and then give it to a grateful grandchild. Love story between two doomed teens with cancer BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington cilities that probably are just as caring and skilled as are the pros at Munroe; but, honestly, we would rather not be in a position to have to test out another. I challenge those of you who have other kudos to hand out to send word to me, and I will endeavor to pass those along as well. pbgeissal@aol.com While my husband was a patient, he spent more time in the hospital than most might because of his additional complications due to Myasthenia Gravis, a condition that is not very recognizable to most people. It is a neurological condition that affects, among other things, ones immune system and is often difficult to control. Thankfully, his is controlled well. Because of my husbands excellent care by Dr. S. Subramony at Shands Hospital and the University of Florida in Gainesville, he is given all the extra medical attention that anyone HEARTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 PLEASESEEHEART, PAGE26 Thursday, Feb. 23 Gospel g roup t o appearA 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 Stea rns t o hold tow n m eetingU.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, (R-Fla.), will hold a series of town meetings on Saturday, Feb. 25. From 9 to 10 a.m. he will be at the Marion County Commission chambers, 601 S.E. 25th Ave. in Ocala. From 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. he will be at the Belleview Public Library, 13145 S.E. Highway 484. From 1 to 2 p.m. hell be at the American Legion, 699 W. Lady Lake Blvd., Lady Lake. From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. hell be at Fruitland Park City Hall, 506 W. Berckman St., Fruitland Park.All meetings are open to the public. Kin gdom of t he Su n C onc ert BandThe 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.Int ernational Foo ds Fe stivalJoin 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 Re tired nurses t o m eetThe 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. Tuesday, Feb. 28 Breast canc er sur vivors m eetThe 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 We stA 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, electronics, furniture, clothing, garden and outdoor items, and a bake sale.Saturday, March 3 Tee Time f or TotsCommunity Bank and Trust of Florida is having the 10th annual Tee Time for Tots Golf Tournament on March 3 at Del Webb Spruce Creek. Funds are being raised to benefit the Marion County Homeless Children & Youth program and they need our assistance more than ever. Right here in our own back yard there are over 1,500 school aged homeless children. These statistics are just shocking. All tournament information can be found on the www.teetimefortots.com website, including registration and sponsorship forms.Showtime f or Sw eet Ade linesMusic 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-$8. Call Jackie at 352-888-8841. Tickets are also available at the door for $12. door prizes available.Noted author t o spe akNoted author Judith Rock will speak on Conjuring up the Past at the March 3 meeting of the Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society. Her first two novels, The Rhetoric of Death and The Eloquence of Blood are set in 17th century Paris and delighted historical mystery novel readers by bringing together ballet-producing Jesuits, Paris police, outlaw Huguenots, seditious beggars, and fire-fighting Franciscans. Based on her doctoral research done in Paris, the books garnered starred reviews from many important literary organizations. Rocks third book in the series, A Plague of Lies will come out in the fall. The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month at the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162. 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com $4,995Starting at 000AKYF8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Thank You for your business, we strive to make our customers satisfied.Sale on all Trojan Batteries Same Day Service Guaranteed 6-V T605only$539 8-V T875only$639 12-V T1275only$639 WE LEAD, OTHERS FOLLOW Free Pick-upwithin 10 miles EZ-GO RXV ARE HERE FOR YOU!COME TAKE A DRIVE!2012 Club Car Flip Back Seatonly $399VETERANS DISCOUNT 10% Off All year longThank youExcludes Batteries ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your ideas are finally reaching those who can appreciate them. But dont expect any immediate reactions. That will come later. Meanwhile, a personal matter needs your attention. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your energy levels are rising, and youre feeling restless and eager to get into some activity, whether its for profit or just for fun. In either case, the aspects are highly favorable, so go for it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A relationship seems to be winding down from passionate to passive. Its up to you to decide what the next step will be. But dont wait too long to take the initiative. Delay could create more problems. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A decision looms. But be very sure that this is what you really want before you sign or say anything. Once you act, therell be little or no wiggle room for any adjustments. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Money matters improve, but you still need to be cautious with your spending. Also, set aside that Leonine pride for a bit and apologize for contributing to that misunderstanding. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A tempting financial situation could make the usually unflappable Virgo rush in before checking things out. Be alert to possible hidden problems. Get the facts before you act. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Its nice to know that youre finally getting due credit for your efforts. You also should know that new opportunities will follow. A family member brings important news. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Any uncertainty that begins to cloud an impending decision could signal a need to re-examine your reasons for wanting to take on this commitment. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You benefit from taking time out of your currently hectic schedule to do more contemplation or meditation. This will help re-energize you, both in body and soul. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Nursing hurt feelings can zap the energies of even the usually self-confident Sea Goat. Best advice: Move forward. Success is the best balm for a painful ego. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A display of temperament surprises you, as well as those around you. It could be all that pressure youre under. Consider letting someone help you see it through. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Some things dont seem to be working out as youd hoped. Dont fret. Instead, take some time out to reassess your plans and see where changes could be made. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy traveling and meeting people. You are especially good with children and would make an excellent teacher. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Thursday, March 8 International Womans DayBarbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Womans Day Celebration on March 8. This date was proclaimed a U.N. day for women s rights and International Peace in 1975 and will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Citrus Springs. 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 Chili supper and bake saleSister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keepers Soup Kitchen in Ocala is sponsoring the 5th annual Chili Supper and bake sale on 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.Thursday, March 15 Genealogical Society meetingThe Marion County Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. This months program will feature Paul Enchelmeyer, whose topic will be Ten Ways to be a Perfect Ancestor. The public is cordially invited and there is no cost involved. For further information, please contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840, MarionGenealogy@gmail.com, or http://MarionGenealogy.tripod.com.Saturday, March 24 Saddle Oak Club annual yard saleSaddle Oak Club will hold its annual yard sale on March 24 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse at the development on State Road 200 across from Heathbrook/Publix. Breakfast will be served, with sandwiches and coffee. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches and there will also be a bake sale.Sunday, March 25 Cantata at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will have a special Easter musical cantata Come Walk With Me on Sunday, March 25, at 8 a.m. and on Palm Sunday, April 1 at 11 a.m. Please join us for worship and fellowship. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th S., Ocala. Phone is 352854-9550. Pastor is the Rev. Alan Jefferson.Organ students to performHosted 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 pipe organ at Queen of Peace Catholic Church 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. For further information, call 352-537-0207.Saturday, March 31 Fourth annual Sheriffs Office car showThe Fourth annual Sheriffs Office car show is scheduled for Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Sheriffs Operations Center at 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. There will be vehicles from the past and present on display. Car registration is $15 until 3/23 after which the fee is $20. There will be lots to see and do for the entire family. There will be a tram to take visitors on a tour around the complex and describe the facilities. There will be a bomb-destroying robot, demonstrations by the canine division, a SWAT demonstration, mounted police, concessions and free popcorn. The show is free to spectators. Proceeds of the show will go to the Sheriffs Office Foundation to support the volunteers programs; so come on out and support the volunteers. For more information call 352-368-3582 or foundation@marionso.com. 000AG5F CELEBRATE YOUR SMILE IN 2012 Start your New Year off with a great smile! 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in now their long ball hitter has returned healthy and anxious to get back to playing. The Wise Way team is still struggling although they were able to pick up a win with a little help from some substitute players. With three months to go, there may still be some surprises and a change in the standings. We may not have major league players, but there are some plays that show signs of major league status. We play for the enjoyment of the game along with the exercise and the fellowship. TEAM WON LOSS Great Clips-Angelo 19-8 Dr. Dunn-Marty18-9 Florida Eye-Roger 15-12 Tee Pee Tire-Ken 10-17 Cebert Wealth-Bill 10-17 Wiseway-Jimmy 8-19On the Road AgainThere are a few seats remaining for the Cape Cod and Marthas Vineyard nine-day, eight-night motor coach trip, departing on Sept. 15. Included in this package are: eight nights lodging; 14 meals; entrance fees to venues; ferry ride to the Vineyard; all gratuities, and more. The trip also includes a visit to many historical sites and other locations on the Cape and a visit to the Mayflower II and Plymouth Plantation, plus other stops. If you are in the mood for a cruise, there are plenty of cabins remaining on the Royal Caribbeans Jewel of the Seas, which sails on Jan. 19, 2013 from Tampa to Cozumel, Mexico, and Key West, Florida. This trip has some fantastic prices, starting with inside cabins that are less than $500 for Category N, including transportation to the p[ort, driver, and porters gratuities; there is also a $50 shipboard credit per cabin. Be advised that the trip to the Smokey Mountains in November is completely sold out. If you would like to place your name on the stand-by waiting list (with no obligation), give Bob a call. The finalization of motor coach trips for the entire year of 2013 are not yet completed; however, the following trips, to date, have been scheduled: Seven-day trip to New Orleans in early April; a nineday trip to Montreal and Quebec during the summer; and another six-day trip to Washington, D.C. in either September or October. If you think you might enjoy taking any of these trips, call Bob so he can place your name on the appropriate trip, and when he gets the particulars, he will call you with the details. There is no need for a deposit, and those of you who do call are under no obligation to take the trip(s) of interest. For information on any of these trips delineated in this column, call Bob at 352-854-0702 or visit his website at www.bobwoodsontheroadagain.com. Travel ToppersThere are some seats available for the following trips: Strawberry Festival on Monday, March 5 call Mary Lee Coleman at 237912; Tampa Downs on Saturday, April 7 call Pat Hood at 237-8533; and for "In the Mood, event, which will be at the Peabody Theater in Daytona Beach on Wednesday, April 18, call Kathy Peterson at 873-2929 (this event was not in the travel brochure). Travel Toppers has arranged an Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the "Reflection," a brand new ship of Celebrity Cruise Line. The seven-day cruise will depart from Miami on Saturday, January 19, 2013 for San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Martens, and St. Kitts. The deposit is $250 per person; however, cabins will go quickly, so call Inge Gaitch ASAP at 352-2377428 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.Bowling League Last months listings of 200 and higher games brought out the best in everyone! This past month resulted in great scores: Whitney Frye, bowling a 246; Rick DAddio, 239 and 221; Bill Hull, 234, 214 and 211; Norm Hebert, 224; Art Buecher, 223 and 213; Rod Shepherd and Jerry Roney, 214; Joe Jingco, 213 and 212; Ed Gallagher, 213 and 205; Rick DAddio ,657 series; and Bill Hull, 649 and 621. The women scored as follows: Faye Shampine, 201 and a 500 series; JoAnn Roney; 523 series; and Barbara Buecher, 503 series. The Lucky Four has returned to first place, followed closely by Osima, the Better Bs and the Snowbirds. The Snowbirds may be the team to watch they have held first place for 6 of the 20 weeks. Although not a member of our League, Joe Ropsinski, an On Top of the World resident, recently bowled a perfect 300 game. Our League is in need of a portable Public Address System for our April 23 banquet. If anyone has one or has access to one, please call Jerry Roney at 352-8734327. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Candler Hills Golf Club will be host to the 6th annual Ocala Open Golf Tournament on March 14 to 16. Candler Hills Golf Club is the prestigious golf course at On Top of the World Communities in Ocala. The three-day tournament will be played Wednesday through Friday with a guaranteed winners prize of $12,000. The ProAm is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, and will feature local amateurs paired up with pros in a fun round of golf all for charity. Spectator admission to the professional tournament is free. On Top of the World Communities has established an outstanding reputation for leadership and community service in the greater Ocala and Marion County area. The Ocala Open Golf Tournament will benefit local charities: Hospice of Marion County, Inc. and Interfaith Emergency Services. Hospice of Marion County, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide exemplary compassionate comfort care for the terminally ill and support services for the families/caregivers. Interfaith Emergency Services is a not-for-profit organization which brings together people of all faiths providing basic necessities such as food, shelter, clothing and emergency financial assistance to those in need right here in our community. For sponsorship opportunities and more information on the 2012 Ocala Open Golf Tournament, visit our website: www.OcalaOpen.com. Candler Hills to host Ocala Open Golf event Marion Countys Most Wanted Mary Braddock, 33, felony order to take revoke bond possession of cocaine possession of paraphernalia. Priness Fields, 27, felony violation of probation simple battery. Gulammohiuddin Mansuri, 37, felony bench warrant for failure to appear change of plea count 1 retail grand theft. Anthony Simpson, 21, felony violation of probation grand theft. Morris Thomas, 55, felony violation of probation cocaine possession drive while license revoked habitual possession of drug paraphernalia. Tiffany Turner, 28, felony bench warrant for failure to appear violation of probation count1 possession of oxycodone. Helping Kids CentralKids Central, Inc. which serves five counties for ensuring the safe welfare of many children, is recognized and supported by the Citrus Marion Chapter of Registered Nurses Retired, Inc. From the left, Kim Avera Law Supervisor of Volunteer Services, behind Kim is Danielle Damato, Director of Community Development, Cynthia Schuler, CEO of Kids Central, Inc. Jeanne Loranger RN Community Service Chairman, and Betty Greve RN. There is a great need for Nurse Volunteers. Clothing, food and household items are gratefully accepted. 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BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comSports scores, a special Presidents Day event, an important fundraiser and more constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings.German American ClubThe German American Club invites all OTOW residents and their guests to the Spring Dinner and Dance on Saturday, May 12, at the H&R Building Ballroom from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Dinner will be catered by Sonnys Real Pit Bar-B-Q. There will be two meat entrees, three vegetables, tossed green salad, plus iced tea or lemonade. Music will be provided by Northern Sounds, an Ocala-based group that has performed in many places in Florida and other states around the country. The Pub will provide a cash bar for attendees. The cost of this event is $15 per person, and tickets will be available beginning on Monday, Feb. 20, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the H&R Ballroom and then every week on Mondays and Wednesday at the same time. Reserved seating for tables of eight persons may be reserved. To reserve a ticket, call 352-237-4428.Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities is doing something very special for Presidents Day (Monday, Feb. 20). Spend a couple of hours with Presidents Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman and their wives! William and Sue Wills will bring these historic characters to life on stage at the Circle Square Cultural Center at 1 p.m. The Wills are not impersonators, but their costumes, dialects and demeanors will help to recreate these historic figures. They have performed at eight Presidential Libraries and Museums throughout the U.S. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. This event is open to the public and seating is open. Master the Possibilities has offered similar presentations in past years and the response has been excellent, so come join in this unique event! Marion Kidney FoundationThe Marion County Kidney Foundation, a nonprofit organization, will host its annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run on March 3. The Run/Walk event will occur at the Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead on 4225 S.E. 58th Ave., Ocala. The Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the Kids Fun Run at 9:15 a.m. Advanced registration is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and younger; however, on the day of the race, registration will be $25 for adults. The Kids Fun Run is a 100-yard dash and is free to youths 10 years of age and younger. Awards will be presented in each category, and prize bags will be given to each child who participates in the Fun Run. Registrations are accepted online at www.marioncountykidneyfoundatio n.org or www.active.com through March 1, as well as in person at Ocala Sports, 2135 S.W. 19th Ave. Road #105. Completed registration forms can be mailed to MCKF, 2980 S.E. 3rd Ct., Ocala, FL34471. Race teams are strongly encouraged; groups of five or more will qualify for team status. In addition to the 5K, there will be educational opportunities geared towards learning how to prevent kidney disease as well as activities for family fun, including the following: K-Country, live music provided by Uncle Mortys Rhythm Cream Band; raffle prizes; vendor booths and activities for children. The presenting sponsors are Ocala Kidney Group and DaVita Dialysis Services. Other sponsors include but are not limited to: Winco Manufacturing; K-Country; Ocala Sports; Barrett, Liner & Company; and Advisors Advertising. The mission of the Marion County Kidney Foundation is to help individuals with chronic kidney disease and to combat its spread, as well as empower and improve the well-being of persons affected with chronic kidney disease. All proceeds derived from this event directly assist patients with kidney disease here in Marion County.Entertainment GroupOn March 24 at 7 p.m., Doctors Linn and Goldstein, along with their staff at the Foot and Ankle Center of Ocala, present Jimmy Mazz and his five-piece band from Boston with his Crooning Vegas Style show. Jimmys ultrasmooth vocals briefly croon the tunes of Sinatra, Martin, and Sammy Davis but quickly moves on to glide thru the likes of Bobby Darin, Lo Rawls, Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Tony Orlando and Englebert, too. Yes hell certainly stop and focus on Elvis, The King, for a bit with a very amusing parody. As usual, with this being the last show of their series, The Entertainment Group will make their annual charitable donations to Hospice, The Center for the Blind, and Senior Services. Thanks to the support of the residents and the sponsors, the Group will have donated in excess of $25,000 since their inception. Tickets go on sale Feb. 27 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday thereafter. Tickets cost $10 for reserved seating and $8 general admission with the usual limit of four tickets per purchase. Thanks again to the good doctors for making this show possible.OTOW Baseball LeagueThe battle for the top spot is getting closer as the Dr. Dunn team tries to regain first place, now only a game back, but their short stop may be out for a few games with a leg injury. The Great Clips team split two games and lost a two game lead to the displeasure of their coach as it the loss was by one run. The Florida Eye Team showed improvement in the last game and if there hitters can continue to show their hitting power, they should be able to catch up and become contenders. Its a wait and see with the Florida Eye team as they have been up and down during the games. The young Tee Pee Tire continues to falter and are having difficulty scoring runs, falling into a fourth place tie with Cebert Wealth, butFriday, February 17, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 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 000AI76 Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org Many of us wonder why there arent any stop buttons for federal spending, deficits, and debt. One reason is that there are thousands of government employees working diligently to preserve and expand federal programs. Coincidentally their efforts ensure tenured employment and opportunities for promotions as more employees are hired to administer their agencys essential services. In 1996, after considerable political controversy, President Clinton announced Today we are ending welfare as we know it. His choice of words was intentionally glib as we know it. Federal welfare didnt end. It was transferred to state governments, which receive federal funding grants. For times like our protracted current recession, basic and necessary welfare is in better hands close to people in temporary need of child care, financial help, and housing assistance. Relieved of responsibility for welfare as they knew it, the federal government might have breathed a sigh of relief and closed down its assistance windows, but thats not how things work in Washington. With 45 members, Agriculture is one of the most popular House committees. Seems like every member of congress whose district has dirt, grass, and a few cows would like to have a seat on the Agriculture Committee. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) has become a stealth welfare agency, which administers many social and subsidy programs. A new-name agriculture program was established by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. It created funding and policy for administration of USDAs nutrition programs: The National School Lunch Program, the National School Breakfast Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, the Summer Food Services Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Before the Hunger-Free Kids Act was adopted, our curiosity had been drawn to first lady Michelle Obamas White House garden, which was planted in 2009 and expanded in 2010, Her war on obesity was announced soon after her successful second crop. In a column at the time we wondered whether the garden was a publicity prelude to the obesity campaign. A recent news report from the New Ulm Minnesota Journal referred to Michelle Obamas pet www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, February 17, 2012 In the mid 1990s, while coaching a youth baseball team, I used to dread lining up for the national anthem. Most leagues were then playing the version that was in vogue, Whitney Houstons rendition in 1991 at the Super Bowl, shortly after the Gulf War started. To be sure, it was a great and heartfelt performance which helped send the nation into a patriotic frenzy at a time when we needed it. The problem is that it was long and slow. And if youve ever tried to keep a line of 12-year-olds quiet and attentive for that amount of time, when theyre about to play a baseball game, well, you know what I mean. Eventually the fad ended, and we went back to the good old military band version of the Star Spangled Banner. That was the first thing I thought of when I heard of Whitney Houstons death over the weekend. When you realized her age, and the problems she had in her life, somehow you shouldnt have been surprised that it ended that way. I see all the adulation being bestowed on her in the past few days, and I wonder how many people paid attention to her struggles. How many of these same people offered to help her overcome her problems. Personally, while I hope for recovery for all these people, I find it hard to feel like I should praise them. Yes, she was a great singer with a great voice. But like so many others, she strayed into the land of addiction. For those parents who push their children into the entertainment field, whether they enjoy it or not, it comes as a lesson that maybe living the ordinary life, without that much fame and money, is a better thing to teach. I thought the same thing when Michael Jackson died. With all the things he was accused of, I didnt understand how so many people could idolize him. And after that trial last year of his doctor revealed the drugs he was taking, I still dont. Houstons death comes on the heels of another death, this time of a little known singer, Leslie Carter. She died on Jan. 31. The Tampa native was perhaps best known as the sister of one of the Backstreet Boys. Although no official cause of death has yet been released, it was widely believed to be an overdose of prescription medication. The problem is that deaths of entertainers have become so commonplace that the American public doesnt get excited unless its a big-name star. So folk, when youre picking someone to idolize, make sure that person has earned it by the type of person they are, not because of what or how they sing, dance or act. There are many good people in the world who may be known only to a few, but who deserve the attention far more than some of our entertainers.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 PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. The Florida Highway Patrol has announced a crackdown on aggressive driving. That includes speeding, tailgating, changing lanes without signals, which amounts to weaving in and out of traffic, and so forth. This emphasis is coming Feb. 27 to 29. Heres the question: Shouldnt this be done all the time? Why do we need special crackdowns to enforce traffic laws? We come to the same conclusion when we hear about DUI crackdowns. Shouldnt we be cracking down on these people all the time? We used to get upset when we got news releases that there was going to be a DUI checkpoint in a couple of days in a certain location. Why warn the public? Just do it. Turns out theres a state law, which seems silly to us, that law enforcement has to notify the public about an upcoming checkpoint. Maybe there was once a state legislator who was caught in one of these, and he wanted to make sure he wasnt surprised again. Would we tolerate a law that required law enforcement to say, Were staking out a convenience store on such and such a date? That would be tantamount to telling the bad guys to go somewhere else that night. Why should it be different with safety checkpoints? So we call on the Legislature to repeal this notification law, and let traffic enforcers do their job. But we also call for a crackdown on aggressive driving all 365 (or this year, 366) days of the year. And dont give the public any warning. Just be there, and calm down some of these drivers. S UTH MARION I n a fr ee society a community ne wspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Aggressive driving being targeted Entertainers shouldnt be our heroes Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Government is living off the fat of the land Discipline and respectWhen these two are missing, you have chaos, kids gone wild and a society that is in a downward spiral. Any decent person is disgusted with the recent stories of a young man being brutally butchered and murdered by classmates, and the recent beating on the school bus. Some still fault the bus driver, even though he was forbidden to lay a hand on these vicious kids. It is understandable why he quit, no one deserves to be put in that position. Perhaps the saddest thing about this situation is that the vast majority of our youngsters are good kids, but they are sacrificed on behalf of our school misfits since we are now afraid to prohibit bad behavior in our public schools and on the busses. If kids know such behavior will be severely punished, most would behave themselves. There is mp excuse for allowing known trouble-makers to ride on the bus, which is a privilege, not a right. If we citizens would stand up and say enough is enough, and insist on having a zero tolerance for lack of discipline and respect in our schools, the problem would be fixed immediately. I remember, as older Americans do, when the teacher had control of the class. When he or she said sit down, we sat! When we had a classmate who would not play by the rules, they were sent to detention the first time, parents were called in the second time, and if there was any more trouble, the student was removed from the school and not allowed to return. We didnt sacrifice the 90 percent for the 10 percent, and things worked out real well. If todays schools would implement the above, without parental interference, we could again have order in the classrooms of our public schools. Lets allow the teachers to teach, not be policemen. It is not that hard to fix, it just takes our taking a stand of not tolerating bad behavior, Period! Unfortunately, many of todays parents do not teach their children the meaning of respect and discipline. They blame the schools and everybody else for their failures in being good parents. Parents need to understand that having children is a great responsibility and calls for teaching them right from wrong, instilling discipline and respect for others. It begins at home! Wayne Rackley Ocala Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Strategy-Spending MismatchLast month, with much fanfare, the administration rolled out a new defense strategy. (Actually, it was not a strategy, but a Defense Guidance.) In it, the administration stated it would not have a hollow force, but one that the president said would focus on a broader range of challenges and opportunities, including the security and prosperity of the Asia Pacific. (sic) The president further said: we will ensure that our military is agile, flexible, and ready for the full range of contingencies. Frequently, documents like these provide pithy soundbites and well-meaning ideas, but when they are pitted against the realities of the budget, they are just empty words. This week, as the administrations budget is released, we will see whether the DOD adheres to this guidance. Already, we know the budget will be significantly smaller by about 10 percent. If the military is going to concentrate on a broader range of challenges, then much must change with 10 percent less money. If the Asia-Pacific region is a priority, we should look to see if more forces are dedicated to the region not just in temporary status like marines exercising in Northern Australia, but permanently stationed. We should look to see if funding for each of the services Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines is adPLEASESEEFLYNN, PAGE9 PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 All invited to German American Clubs spring dinner and dance OTOW HAPPENINGS PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE22 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. 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, as a commendable cause. The report said: For the first time in years the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reworked nutrition rules for school meals fewer calories, more fruits and vegetables. At the behest of suppliers, pizza and French fries will be considered vegetables. Politics and patronage in Washington are usually accompanied by leverage. Thus an important new federal initiative emerged from a humble beginning in the White House vegetable garden. In the Federal Register, under Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, the Obama obesity program is titled: Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. With obesity, pizza, and fries in the mix, the Hunger-Free Kids Act is now an essential service which will be belching out food regulations for all reasons and seasons. No distinguishing name has been attached to the new initiative. We suggest the diligent group of nutrition administrators be referred to as The Obesity Bureau. FLYNNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 justed according to the strategy and not on an equal basis. We should look to see what is being acquired and which acquisition programs are cut. I, for one, am skeptical about the results. I believe the cuts will be about equal to the departments that while the Army will take more cuts, it is already the largest accounting for 35 percent of the defense budget (Navy, Marines 25 percent and the Air Force less than 20 percent). It remains to be seen if the final allocation follows the strategy. It hasnt in the past. Mike Emig Air Force Association OcalaRe-elect no oneLast week the U. S. House and Senate began creation of a law to limit their members ability to conduct insider trading in the stock markets. Their action on this matter may have been prompted by a November 2011 top selling book from Peter Schweizer. Schweizer is a Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, and his latest work is a revealing look at how these politicians use their power and position to enrich both themselves and a selected group of friends. Insider trading is only one of their money making schemes. The book is titled Throw Them All Out: How politicians and their friends get rich off insider stock tips, land deals, and cronyism that would send the rest of us to prison. The title is a hint to the books contents but the facts on the amount of money, the number of participants and the number of schemes involved is astonishing. Schweizer identifies our elected officials as permanent political classes who have transformed our Capitol into a gold mine for get rich quick entrepreneurs. Members of both the Congressional and Executive branches are involved in these activities and the techniques they use show the utter disregard they and their selected friends hold for our country. Schweizer notes that industrial leaders have learned that investing in congressional and executive campaign activities will provide very large returns on their investments. Influencing who the government buys from, who it loans money to and who it grants money to, has become a very big business. Schweizers book is in the Marion County Library and its a good read to prepare for the upcoming elections. The leaders and members of both of our political parties are all involved in these schemes. They are more interested in helping themselves than in helping our country. That makes a bumper sticker seen in Ocala last week very relevant. The sticker read; Reelect no one. Bill Farthing Ocala LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 GUEST COLUMN BY JIM YANCEY Every school day, more than 99 percent of our 42,000 students make great decisions and do what we expect them to study, do their homework, participate in learning, and earn a good education. And most of the 23,000 students on our buses do the same. Unfortunately, we dont hear about these students because they dont generate many news headlines. The ones that do garner news coverage, at least since Jan. 6, fall in the minute portion, less than one half of one percent out of 42,000 students. Of course Im talking about seven students arrested for beating a fellow student on the bus. By now, our district has made headlines in nearly every newsroom around the country. Weve helped private media companies increase their ratings and sell more newspapers. Six weeks after the incident, we continue dealing with interview requests for our viewers and questions for our readers. Blame or accountability: a challenge for society PLEASESEEYANCEY PAGE10 Forty-one years ago, I was a nave 19-yearold just beginning lifes journey. I do not like to brag but I was the poster child for navet. I had a few ideas about life but too few to make me a contributing member of the human society. What I knew about life could fit nicely in my trouser pocket with plenty of room for a country boys pocketknife. One of the things that I did not know is that a nave country boy is a target for a young lady looking to settle down. It is a good thing I did not know these things because it is better in some areas of life to be caught off guard. If you always have your guard up you are never going to see some of the more interesting sights of life. It was exactly 41 years ago this month that I was introduced to a very nice young lady. She smiled at me and I smiled back. Being a courteous nave young man I did not know that smiling back had a different meaning to the one receiving the smile than the one giving the smile. Ah, that sweet innocence. How I miss it. We attended the same Bible College and therefore were in constant contact with each other. Looking back on the whole affair our relationship changed one day when she slipped me a note as we passed each other in the hall going to separate classes. The only note I had ever received in my life came from my mother which contained a list of things she wanted me to do or else. Now I was getting a note from this young lady. I smiled when she handed it to me but inside I was more frightened than I have ever been in my entire life. A note, what in the world did she want me to do? What did I do that she has to communicate to me in such a covert manner? My fears were allayed when I opened the note and discovered it was a love note. For anybody who has received such communication in the past you will understand quite readily that this completely changed our relationship. This was before e-mail, texting, cell phones and Facebook. Back in the day, we had to do all of our communication in person like, face-to-face. The only exception was the notorious love notes, of which I was being introduced. Getting my first love note was rather enlightening to me. I had just seen this young lady in the hallway, and before that we had lunch together, and before that we had chapel where we saw each other. However, the note that she handed me, this infamous love note, said that she, and I quote, missed me. I turned the note over to see if there was any explanation on the back, but it was blank. I was a little concerned about her when underneath her name she put a series of Xs and Os. Whether this was some secret code I was supposed to know about or whether she had just run out of words was beyond my experience at the time. As I thought about that note, I wondered, when in the world did she have time to miss me? What was it she missed? It certainly was not my charm because I had not developed that attribute until recently. Now I was in a quandary. What do I do? Do I go up to her after class and apologize for being missed? Do I sit her down and explain to her that between seeing each other we had been in different classes in different rooms? What do I do with this bit of information? I thought the better part of valor was to pretend I knew what she was talking about. It was not long before I realized that she was expecting me to reciprocate and write her a love note. I really did not know what to say. If I wrote a note similar to the one she wrote me and said, I miss you, I would be lying. I knew where she was. I knew that after the class was over I would see her again. It took me a while to realize that the purpose of love notes had nothing to do with exchanging information. In fact, no love note carries with it any sensitive information at all. To this day, I am still not sure what a love note really is. I began my writing career and although I had hoped to start writing nonfiction I was writing fictitious notes that had no meaning whatsoever. I began writing little love notes to her saying, I miss you, too. I felt a little guilty and somewhat silly, but she looked forward to my missing her. Im still a little embarrassed to say that it took some time for me to figure out the Xs and the Os. Now when I hear someone say that X marks the spot a different picture comes to mind. Upon thought, I discovered that God was the first one to write a love note. Jehovah appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee (Jeremiah 31:3 KJV). Everything in my life began with Gods marvelous love note to me.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. It all started 41 years ago with a love note OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder Check out our website www.smcitizen.com Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 0009HW2 Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith 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. 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Most media and many people are most interested in pointing fingers and blaming someone, and justifiably to a degree. Bus drivers have one of the toughest jobs around. They pick up students in the morning when they dont want to go to school and they take them home when theyre rambunctious and full of energy. We expect our drivers to drive safely, efficiently, and in a timely manner. With few exceptions, they do. They shouldnt have to be distracted with bad bus behavior from any student. In Marion County, 275 buses hit the road every school day pulling double duty. They run multiple routes every morning and afternoon, picking up and dropping off elementary students. Then they turn around and repeat the process with middle and high school students. Some people believe the answer to this incident is buying more buses and hiring more bus aides. In a perfect world, that would be wonderful. However, Marion County is larger than the state of Rhode Island over 1,650 square miles. We simply dont have the money to buy that amount of buses. We cannot afford it. We have 130 bus aides, 116 who are dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of special needs students. The remaining 14 aides and a handful of other transportation employees are available to ride problematic routes and fill in as needed. While most people focus on the bus fight thanks to the state attorneys office releasing the video, were focusing on equipping our bus drivers with even more skills to resolve student conflicts. Were involving more people in the student discipline process. Were training, teaching, and turning to better communication, hoping something like this will never happen again. While we continue the process, our community and society as a whole must also come to grips with a basic principle thats been lost in this entire experience holding children accountable for their actions. Teenagers know right from wrong, good from bad, and befriending over bullying. Holding students accountable for their choices teaches them consequences, responsibility, and character. Our district and School Board will hold students accountable. Will we as a society? Jim Yancey is superintendent of schools for Marion County. YANCEYCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 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 YESSTOCK ActVote Passed (417-2, 14 Not Voting)The House passed an amended version of this Senate bill that would strengthen rules prohibiting lawmakers, Capitol Hill staff and some executive branch officials from using confidential information to buy or sell stocks. The Senate now will either accept the modified bill or request a conference committee. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESFiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security ActVote 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. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESPro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011Vote Passed (242-179, 11 Not Voting) This House measure would require the CBO to assess a bills impact on HOW THEY VOTED PLEASESEEVOTED, PAGE11 Apples, oranges, pomegranates, pineapples fly by in a mlange of colors. Bread displays and stacks of cans tower over me as I cruise by at a speed of mile per hour on a conveyance that is half golf cart and half shopping cart. Watch out! They call me Baby Driver and once upon a set of wheels, hit the road and Im gone, whats your number, I wonder how your engines feel. Its me, Im whizzing my way down the aisles like the traffic on S.R. 200 at noontime. Im in and out performing U-ies with a touch of my wrist. Nothing like a motorized shopping cart for a little shopping fun, right? Actually it has taken me a while to even attempt one of these contraptions, but when my old enemy Mr. Arthur Ritis acted up, I reluctantly admitted I could no longer manage the supermarket aisles without assistance. So here I am, wending my way around grabbing items off the shelves from the ease of my vehicle. Im pretty good at it until one of them ran out of juice and I was dead in the water. I was tempted to call the AAA. (I opted for another cart instead.) While I hope this situation will be temporary as I ready myself for knee replacement surgery, I cannot help but to wonder about all those whose situations are far more serious than mine. In the Hebrew Bible, we find many who are faced with disabilities. Jacob after his encounter with a heavenly being walks with a limp and his wife Leah has weak eyes, probably near-sighted. This condition, of course, is completely correctable today, but in biblical times it was a different matter. We know that when Isaac went to bless his sons, he could no longer see clearly, perhaps he had cataracts due to advanced age. Correctable today but not in ancient times. Had this been so, the whole future of the Jewish people might have been changed if Esau had received the blessing from his father and not Jacob who deceived his father in order to get the blessing of the first born. We know that Moses was a stutterer (if I had to speak divine words or go before Pharaoh I might have too!) and his brother spoke for him. Therapy today would have helped Moses but even so his legacy was a great one and his disability overlooked. My favorite physically, actually mentally disabled person in the Bible is King Saul. He was a manic-depressive. No wonder we have Jewish shrinks! His relief came in the form of music therapy provided by David playing on his harp (today we use iPods). By providing us with flawed characters, the Bible sensitizes us to the needs of others. In my oftquoted passage of Leviticus 19, we learn that you shall not insult the deaf, or place a stumbling block before the blind (Lev.19:14). Throughout the ages, Jews have provided social services for the disabled enabling them to be functioning members of society. In Judaism today, synagogues and schools have provided for those physically and mentally challenged. In West Hartford, Conn., a special school, one of its kind, has been established to teach Judaism to children with special needs. I remember working with such a student and when he recited the Shema (Jewish statement of belief) at his Bar Mitzvah, there wasnt a dry eye in the synagogue. And to our credit, synagogues are being barrier-free and handicapped accessible. In my own congregation, we request that you stand if you are able and we assist people with canes, wheelchairs, etc. While our community does not offer this, bigger congregations have sound systems for the hearing-impaired and large print prayer books for the people with low vision. And it is taken for granted today, that there are handicap-accessible restrooms. February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month. The mission of Jewish Disability Awareness Month is to unite Jewish communities and organizations for the purpose of raising awareness and supporting meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities and their families in every aspect of Jewish life. The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, for example, is a member of the religious organization of the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition. While there have been many steps to make our parks and public places barrier-free, there are still situations today that are difficult for the handicapped to maneuver. Let us make our places accessible to all to enjoy installing ramps, paved walk areas and elevators, infrared sound systems and closed captioning for recorded performances. And bless those merchants who provide motorized shopping carts! Judi is a former teacher and Jewish educator. She lives in Sun Valley with her husband, Phil. Cruising the aisles: A Jewish view on being physically challenged JUDIS JOURNAL J SJudi Siegal Dorothy L. Overly, 91Dorothy L. Overly, 91, of Ocala, passed away at Munroe Regional Medical Center on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on Jan. 10, 1921 to parents, Lee and Evelyn (Whitney) Riley. She was an accomplished seamstress and also loved needlepoint. Dorothy moved to Ocala from Marietta, Ga., in 1985 and was a founding member of Countryside Presbyterian Church. 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Wednesday, April 18. What is Susans Secret? is a comedy/mystery show at Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre on Sunday, April 15. You get two for the price of one at this show a wonderful buffet dinner and a great show. Call Pat and Roy Meinsen to join this show 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. On Saturday, April 26, Boeing Boeing is the high style, knee-slapping romp through the age of glamorous, jet-setting air travel. It is a hilarious comedy at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and is hosted by Naomi and Jim Anzalone. This morning (Friday, Feb. 17) the travel hosts meet to select their trips for the Spring brochure. We will compile the information and send it to the printer. The brochures should be ready for delivery around the first of March and the sell dates will be on March 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, and 27. OMI Club Octoberfest TripWant to go to Helen, Georgia, for Octoberfest? Anyone can join the club for a 4-day, 3-night trip on Sept. 24-27, 2012. The trip includes three dinners (included is dinner at the Smith House), three breakfasts, all tips, bus and much more. The highlights of the trip, besides a genuine Octoberfest dinner at the Festhall and entertainment, are a trip to the Cabbage Patch doll hospital, a gold mine tour and mining for gold, model railroad museum, goats on a roof and shopping. A $100 deposit is needed at sign up. To sign up or get more details, contact Skip Kellogg or Jan Acklin whose numbers are in the Oak Run phone book. Singles ClubThe club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Orchid Club. We are asking members to bring a guest who is single. Invite your friends and neighbors to come to find out a little bit about our club. There will be great prizes drawn for the members who bring someone. Come and have light refreshments and fun activities to get acquainted with our new friends. For questions about this event please call Jerri Shorey at 352-237-5512. For information about our club please contact the president, Roger Januchowski, at 352-291-1004.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Feb. 7, we played a par 3 tournament. Before play the course was marked so that each hole was 150 yards or less. We need to thank Frank Quigley and his ground crew for taking the time to move the tee markers to the designated spot on each of the 18 holes. The winners were: First Flight: 1st placeJT Lemasters, 2nd placeNancy Lefebvre, 3rd placeJudie Lavdas, 4th place tieDiana Galla, Carole Dygert and Carol Allison; Second Flight: 1st placeNoreen Salo, 2nd place tieSylvia Zappia, Janet Tully and Joanne Ellis; Third Flight: 1st placeMary Kay Frandsen, 2nd placeBarb Scozzafava, 3rd place tieGinger Drake and Barb Davis. Mary Kay Frandsen was closest to the pin. The weather was cloudy and quite chilly and many of us enjoyed a cup or bowl of delicious soup in the Royal Oaks dining room after we finished golf.Royal Oaks Lady NinersWe had a great turn out for our Feb. 9 play day. We played low net and in Flight A Beverly Matejicek came in first and tied in second place were Elsa Berbig and Pat Salberg. In Flight B Cindy Kocher was first, Jeannie Konicki second and IIene Simnowitz third. Closest to pin was Jeannie Konicki. We had two chip-ins and, of course, they were the two first place winners, Beverly Matejicek and Cindy Kocher. Congratulations ladies. Royal Oaks Mens GolfThe game on Feb. 10 was three best net. While the participation was lower than usual, it can be attributed to the fact that the annual Match Play Championship was in progress at the same time. More on that later. The winners with a score of 184 were Bob Gray, Sam Owens, Ray Hagerman, and Joe Paller. Second with a score of 193 were John Terry, Dick Berbig, and Steve Szabo. Third with a 194 were Charlie Elder, Bill Start, Frank Kelley, and Dick Feltenberger. Good scores, gentlemen! Closest to the pin were Bob Gray (2), Dick Feltenberger, and Ray Hagerman. The Match Play Tournament began the previous Friday, Feb. 3, and will run until Friday, Feb. 24. It is a double elimination with matches being played between participants during the interim weeks. Thus, there are no winners nor losers to list at this point. So far the matches have produced competitive games and close scores. The food at Royal Oaks Dining is excellent. This is verified by the speedy play of the Friday participants so that they can finish their match and get some of that good food. Thanks for the added incentive, Royal Oaks staff.Mr. Codys CornerMr. Cody here again with some very good news. That handsome silver long haired cat Bonnie Manford helped so much has found a loving home. The cat, now known as Buttons, his new mom, Bonnie, the Oak Run Feline Fanciers, my mom and I are all very happy. Mom was so proud of the part I played that she sent a copy of what I wrote to the wonderful lady who saved me. I very nicely pointed out to mom that I had been doing the majority of the work on this part of the column lately and that it would be a good idea to change the name of The Corner when I had something to say. She agreed, and this week Carol Anns Corner becomes Mr. Codys Corner because it is being written by your columnists cat, Mr. Cody Wheeler. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of the Friday before publication. Note there are no hyphens in the address. If you wish to call her, the number is in the Oak Run directory. You may send pictures as jpg attachments. Typed copy or hard copy photos can be placed in Carols cubby across the street from her house but should be submitted earlier as they take longer to process. The names of the people in all photos must be included. Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com long-term economic growth. The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESBaseline 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. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESFAA 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 Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESFAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement ActVote Agreed to (75-20, 5 Not Voting)The Senate gave final approval to this conference report authorizing $15.9 billion per year through the 2015 fiscal year for the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA has been operating under a series of short-term extensions since the 2008 fiscal year. The president is expected to sign the measure. Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted YESBudget and Accounting Transparency ActVote Passed (245-180, 8 Not Voting)This House bill would incorporate the costs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the federal budget, change how the government accounts for loan programs, and require federal agencies to post their budget information on their websites. The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted NO Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESExpedited Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011Vote Passed (254-173, 6 Not Voting)The House passed this bill to give the president a lineitem veto and rescission authority over discretionary spending bills. The bill would give Congress three days to vote to accept or reject the presidents rescissions. The White House supports the bill, but the Senate is not expected to take it up. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESPresented by MegaVote. Compiled by Alan Gold VOTEDCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 RELIGION Countryside Presbyterian The Reverend Gary Marshall will perform the imposition of ashes marking the beginning of Lent at the noon communion service on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The ashes are made from the palms from last years Palm Sunday. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Our Redeemer LutheranOur 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.Ocala West United MethodistAsh Wednesday: The church will have an imposition of ashes on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 12:15 and 7 p.m. Holy Week: Maundy Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. a Service of Confession and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Good Friday April 6, 7 p.m. a Reflection Service. Easter Celebration Sunday April 8, four services with special music and message; 6:30 a.m. Sunrise, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550. Pastor is the Rev. Alan Jefferson.Congregation Beth IsraelCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a special Shabbat service on Friday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 HighPLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE12 OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Saturday 2/18 12-3 pm9815 SW 92nd Ct. 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com way 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. The church website is www.maranathabaptistc.org.St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is 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 CountySaturday, Feb. 18: Mens Prayer Group, 9:00 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19: Sunday school, 9:30 am. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21: Combined Mens and Womens Ministries Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23: Free Gospel Concert by Chuck Wagon Gang; love offering will be received, 6 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.Joy Lutheran ChurchThe Lenten Season is soon approaching. On Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate Shrove Tuesday (the English name for the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) with a pancake supper in Swenson Hall. Plan to drop in anytime between these hours to enjoy pancakes and sausage. A freewill offering will be taken. February 22 is Ash Wednesday and worship service will be at 6:45 p.m. The Wednesday night Lenten Services theme will be Dark Nights of the Soul. Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the messages on such topics as Alone in Sin, Lonely, Cold, Breathless, Lost, In Pain, and Alone-Again. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. Pastor Holloways messages will be on Fear of the World, Fear of My Own Way, Fear of God, Fear of the Holy Spirit and Fear of Light. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call the church office at 352854-4509 ext 221.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 352-2373035 for more information. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Two women were arrested for retail theft, one a felony, after an incident at Bealls on Feb. 7. The women entered the store, and one, April Dawn Riffel, 31, of Southeast 36th Avenue, was reportedly viewed by loss prevention officers taking several pieces of jewelry and placing them in a shopping cart. She then went to the juniors female area and took two juvenile tops. At the same time, Katrina Renee Childers, 25, of Southeast 26th Court, was observed with several pieces of female clothing. The two women met up with each other and began a conversation, and then went to two separate fitting rooms, according to the report. Both came out and left the store, bypassing all cash registers. A search of the fitting rooms found neither the jewelry nor clothes, and the women were detained in the parking lot. Riffel was arrested for retail grand theft. Childers, who had clothes worth $106 on her person, was accused of petit retail theft.Thefts from carsIt used to be that creepers were going door to door checking for unlocked cars, then entering the vehicle and taking items. But now it involves smash and grab, breaking the windows of locked cars and taking items. The incidents happened at TimberRidge Rehab Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., and Urgent Care Center, 6600 S.W. State Road 200, on Feb. 8.DUI chargeAn Ocala man was accused of DUI after an incident on Feb. 7. According to reports, Mathieu Vincent Mougeot, 29, of Southwest 9th Street Road, was stopped in the 7500 block of West State Road 40 after allegedly failing to stay in a single lane. He reportedly failed the field sobriety test and was taken to jail, where his breath registered 0.177 and 0.165. The legal limit is .08. Two women arrested on retail theft charges COP SHOP 000AJQL February 19th ~ 22nd February 19th ~ 10:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. February 20th ~ 22nd ~ 7:00 p.m. FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 9510 SW 105 TH St. Ocala, FL SW on Hwy 200 (one mile past On Top of the World) PHONE 237-2640 Special Music provided by Grace Plus Four (Linda Brown, Tina Mineo, Vicki Helbert & Randa Blackley) Evangelist Tim Lee Returning To Ocala One of Americas premiere Evangelists will be speaking at the Friendship Baptist Church, 9510 SW 105th Street, Ocala, Florida. Tim Lee has preached not only across the country, but around the world. After losing his legs to a Vietnamese land mine in 1971, Tim has dedicated his life to preaching the Gospel. His message is timely as well as needed during the uncertain times in which we live. Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala Open Houses Sun. & Mon. 12:00 2:00 Ask for Ken A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G Heritage Realty 000AKYI Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! 2/2/1 home with carport, newer carpet in house. Has inside laundry located in a gated 55+ community. Furniture and appliances are included. Will make a great retirement home in a very active community. Dont wait, this will go fast. MLS #356004 $53,900 2/2/1 and half garage, laminate floor and tile in baths and kitchen. E xcellent condition, screen/vinyl patio, fresh paint nice landscaped, furniture is offered with full price. L ocated in gated 55+ community, great place to retire, many activities for the residents. MLS #357164 P rice $56,000 2/2/1 Royal model, carpet and tile on floor inside laundry and a built-in pantry, very clean and ready to move in. Located in a gated 55+ community home. Has a 32x9 screen vinyl room to enjoy the backyard. House backs to woods. Will make a great retirement home. MLS #357661 $66,500. HOMES A RE SELLING F A S T. M AKE SURE Y OU LIS T. 2/2 frame and vinyl siding home has newer roof and air, home has fresh coat of paint, all appliances stay. H as a screen and vinyl lanai, chain link fence, inside laundry, located in a gated 55+ community. MLS #363315 $59,000 2/2/2 Cocos model with screen enclosed room overlooking yard which backs up to Oak Run. Home is in movein condition with nice carpet & vinyl floor covering inside laundry and large two car garage with opener. All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community. Great winter home with parking for R/V for residents. MLS #340810 $79,900 Outstanding 3/2/2 Spinosa Model home, features split bedroom plan, family room and formal dining room. Tile and laminated floors, carpet in dining room and bedrooms, in side laundry front loading washer and dryer, large kitchen, three door refrigerator. Located in a gated 55+ community. Beautiful land scaping has great curb appeal. MLS#366076 $84,900 PENDING 2/1/1 home carpet and tile on floor 12/9. L anai on rear of house, has newer roof, air. V ery nice maintained home, located in a gated 55+ community. G reat home for a winter home or year around retirement home. P alm C ay has a heated pool. MLS 368856 $41,900 2/2/1 home in great condition. T ile in dining area, kitchen and baths, laminated in bedrooms and living room, inside laundry. N ewer roof, oversized garage. L ocated in a gated 55+ community. MLS 367677 $61,500 2/2/1 R oyal model home, large kitchen inside laundry. B ath rooms have been upgraded, new paint, screen lanai. N ewer air located in gated 55+community. MLS #364155 $59,900 Beautiful 2/2/1 custom built home. E njoy a lar ge F lorida 14/19 with custom windows kitchen, bath rooms have been updated. H ome is on a corner lot located in a gated 55+ community P alm C ay has a heated pool for the residents. H ome is of fered com pletely furnished. N ewer roof and air MLS 368961 $89,900 000AKVL

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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com On March 3 at 8 a.m. the Marion County Kidney Foundation is holding its annual 5K run/walk. The money raised goes to assist those in our county fighting this debilitating disease and to educate people on prevention. Entry fee is $20 per person and five or more people get recognized as a team. Wouldnt it be great if there were a Team Cherrywood in this worthwhile event? In addition to the Run, there will be family friendly activities; venders; live music and raffles. Families and friends of the participants are welcome to join in and the location is only about 20 minutes away from Cherrywood at Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead, 4225 S.E. 58th Ave.; Ocala. Come on out for this fun community event and show Marion County what the folks from Cherrywood are made of. Call or see Geri at the clubhouse office or contact John via email (urperssec@yahoo.com) for more information if you are interested. Ill be there taking photos and reporting on this worthy effort. All team members get Tshirts as souvenirs of their participation. Friends and loversThis years Valentines Dance was a huge success with more than 75 residents attending a romantic dance in the beautifully decorated clubhouse. Eve Houghtaling and her crew put together an evening to remember with soft music, subdued lighting, roses, sweets, finger food and just plain fun. A special cake decorated by Marivi Bassabe and Eve was the donated centerpiece of the munchies table and it looked great and tasted even better. Richard Becotte, our resident Deejay, played a wide variety of music from the big band era to Motown and everything in between. Everyone got to dance and sway to the music of their own generation when life and love were new. Memories were rekindled and love was in the air. Isnt it a good thing to see, in these times of uncertainty, the stability and strength of love that has lasted through the years? Howard Mayberry and his professional guitar styling brought another dimension of entertainment and fun to the crowd as he played and sang. After enjoying several of his songs, everyone joined in for a rendition of Let Me Call You Sweetheart. I might add that there was a joy in their voices and love in their eyes as the couples serenaded one another. Less romantic but no less fun was added by the songs that many of us remembered from our own or others weddings we had been to. The Chicken Dance brought out the fun and the Boot Scootin Boogie brought out the line dancers. Many other tunes rang out and encouraged couples to take to the dance floor. A raffle and door prize rounded out the evenings festivities. Eve, Fran Hall and Donna James worked very hard putting this evening together and they should be proud of what they accomplished. Proceeds from the event went to purchase materials for the Clubhouse like new coffee urns and other supplies. A special thanks goes out to our clean up volunteers; Rich and Ruth Hurley, Monica Becotte and Eve and Jim Houghtaling. After this Valentines Day we can truly say, Live! Laugh! Love! At Cherrywood! Veterans raffleWin a three-day cruise for two to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. For just $10 for one Cherrywood wants to team up for 5K race CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE14 352-873-7243 and for the other shows call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908.Stage Show Link FamilyThe Ambassadors will present the third passport stage show for 2012 on Saturday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Link Family from the Ozark Mountains of Missouri delivers a powerful performance with world-class harmonies and hard driving instrumentals. The warmth and high energy of this multi-award-winning family band is inspiring. They have toured across the United States and Canada, performing at theaters, festivals, corporate events, and much more. The band includes nine members dad, mom, five children and two in-laws all singing, playing, and entertaining together. Since 2002, the Link Family has entertained thousands of fans at hundreds of venues across America and Canada each year. Annually, the group travels over 40,000 miles and performs at more than 250 concerts. Check on ticket availability by calling Carol Forgette at 352-873-3074. Cost is $15 per person.Fine Arts ShowThe Art Club of Oak Run will be presenting a fine arts show on Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. at Palm Grove. You can purchase art or just enjoy viewing the gorgeous products of your talented neighbors. There will be free refreshments and a raffle of an enhanced pastel giclee to benefit the clubs art scholarship at CCF. Laurel Oaks EventsThe first, fabulous, ladies luncheon of the year will take place at MiMis Caf on State Road 200. The date is Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. Please contact Deb at 352-445-0276 or Mary at 352-237-9454 to reserve your seat or if you need transportation or more information. Dont miss this fun time. The famous Laurel Oaks St. Patricks Day Party will be held on Saturday, March 17, at the Orchid Club. Come and throw some blarney with your neighbors, enjoy the music, fun, and games. There will be corned beef and cabbage for dinner. You may bring the beverage of your choice. Musical entertainment will be provided by a professional singer as well as DJ Fred Campbell. Check your cubby for a flyer. For more information call Paula at 352-237-4550.Tuesdays: bingo nightsCome and join your friends and neighbors for a fun night of bingo at the Orchid Club. Each Tuesday night doors open at 3 p.m., cards sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m.. No one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games. All residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags. The snack bar will be open. Upstate New York ClubUpstate New York Club had their annual pizza party to welcome new members and collect dues. The officers elected for the year 2012 are PresidentDonna Anderson, Vice PresidentSandra Mantel, SecretaryLaura Smith and TreasurerHelen Denny. Bettye Wilcox will serve as sunshine chairperson. We wish Jean Shipley a fond farewell. Jean served as secretary for the past four years. Our events are held on the fourth Monday of March, May, July and October. The December holiday party will be on Monday, Dec. 10. Please note on your calendar that on March 26 there will be a Swing Into Spring party with an all you can eat soup and salad bar. Watch for a follow-up article. Our club welcomes new members all year so why not come and see what you might be missing?Oak Run TravelAre you in the mood for a wonderful musical revue featuring the In the Mood singers and dancers along with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra? Call Janet Madsen to enjoy this great music from the 40s and 50s at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach on OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 PHOTO BY RON RATNERMembers of the Oak Run Southern States Club dress in red for Valentines Day and enjoyed a delicious meal from Lakis Restaurant in Ocala. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE18 000AI0K Quality Furniture Decor Items Collectibles Estate Liquidation We Also Buy Pick-Up & Delivery Available Renaissance Room Monday Saturday 9:30 6:00 7380 SW 60th Ave. Airport Road Directly Behind Jasmine Plaza Est. 1993 A CONSIGNMENT SHOP 854-7022 New Merchandise Arriving Daily At 000AH2Z W.A.C. INCLUDES REBATES AND $1800 CASH OR TRADE EQUITY, PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE. 72 MONTH FINANCING. 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ticket or $20 for three tickets, you could win a great get-a-way including taxes, port fees, gratuities and $100 spending money. The drawing will be held on Memorial Day after the Veterans Service here at Cherrywood and the nice part is, not only dont you have to be present to win; you dont even have to be a Cherrywood resident. See anyone from the Veterans Club for tickets, or see Geri at the office. Dont miss out on this chance to win a great vacation and help support Veterans Club charities.Spotlight on excellenceThere are many people in Cherrywood who have a unique talent; an interesting past or a promising future. Your humble correspondent would be remiss in his duties if he didnt take the time to recognize those individuals in this column from time to time. Being featured in this column is not an award. Rather, it is to introduce you, the reader, to people you may or may not know who have a special story to tell. This weeks person in the Spotlight is Carolyn Mullen. Carolyn is an accomplished seamstress with unlimited talent and energy. Her creative designs and expert tailoring are a God given talent according to Carolyn who works tirelessly for Children Hemmed in Prayer, a Christian organization that supplies clothing for the needy youngsters in Central America and Caribbean countries. The organization was started by Mary Beth Turberville of Phenix City, Alabama. Carolyn learned of the organization and the good it was doing one Sunday at church in 2010. That first month, she sewed 25 garments for the children. Cost became a factor but she remembered, When youre doing Gods work, He provides the materials. Carolyn became a familiar part of the thrift store scene and second hand shops. In addition people began donating materials to her which helped immensely. Amazingly, she can make six dresses from new, brightly colored bed sheets Carolyn is a snow bird from Ohio but by the time she had left to go back north that first year, she had made and mailed 280 dresses and pants. Each of the past two years she has continued to sew and to date has made 1,900 garments. God has blessed my husband and me with a good and healthy life. I enjoy giving back to His children through this project and it is just as fun today as when I made the first dress. Carolyn would be happy to get others involved in this worthy project so if you would like to contribute your time, your energy or some fabrics please contact her at cmullen@embarqmail.co m. She will make sure all of these are put to good use. We are proud of Carolyn and the work she is doing. She and the many generous and kind hearted people like her are what make Cherrywood a great place to live. 85th year of racingTampa bay Downs is kicking off its 85th year of racing and you are invited to be a part of the excitement. On Wednesday, April 4, residents of Cherrywood will be able to take a bus trip down to the race track to enjoy racing and the Clubhouse Turn buffet. Only $40 is the cost of the bus trip, tip for driver and the meal. Whats on the buffet you ask? Roast beef, turkey breast, veggies, pasta, salad, deserts, coffee and iced tea and more. See Geri at the office to sign up early and get your money in by March 23 because this trip sells out every year. Wearin o the greenMarch 17 is St. Patricks Day and it is also the day that Cherrywood residents will don the green and be seen at the St. Pattys Day Dance. For only three dol-Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986To place your food ad in this section!Color RED isfree! CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986To place your food ad in this section!Color RED isfree! Read the classifieds CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Carolyn Mullen SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 lars per person, residents will be able to enjoy finger foods, lemonade, coffee and iced tea while they dance to the music of Richard Becotte. Rich has some new Irish Tunes to mix in with the standards that we all know and love. The dance runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and as usual, you are welcome to bring the snacks and beverages of your choice.Democratic ClubThis month we shall be discussing why the Strait of Hormuz is so important? A narrow strip of water separating Iran from Oman, the strait is the major maritime link between the oil rich Persian Gulf region and the rest of the world. Voter registration cards are available, so if you know of anyone who is not registered or wishes to change party affiliation, we are able to make the changes. The Cherrywood Democratic Club meets on the third Friday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse card room. Harriet Scarpino, president: (352) 873-9955, Ken Beech Sec. (352) 209-2787..By Ken Beech.Health fairMark your calendar for Saturday, April 14. This will be Cherrywoods second annual senior health fair. The format for guest speakers has been changed slightly to allow more time for questions and answers. The topics are being worked on and you will be able to reserve your space with Geri for the topic of your choice at the beginning of March. This program could save your life or the life of someone you love so plan on attending.Blood driveOnce again the Big Red Bus will be at Cherrywood Estates to collect the gift of life. From 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on March 22, residents will be able to walk in and donate blood; no muss, no fuss. Do you have a few hours a month? Do you want to do something that will make you feel good about yourself? Cherrywood needs a volunteer or two to act as coordinators for our periodic blood drives. Why not check into serving your community in this worthwhile activity; after all, its not like were asking for blood, well maybe. Contact Geri at the office and make a difference.From your reporterFeel free to contact me with comments and story suggestions for Cherrywood at my email address; urperssec@yahoo.com. And a special thank you to you the reader. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 If you have not been coming to the Showcase of Stars performances you have been missing out on wonderful entertainment right here in Oak Run, for free for goodness sake! Let your very talented fellow Oak Runners give you a great evening on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Palm Grove at 7 p.m. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and 50/50.Republican ClubThe Oak Run Republican Club will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club. Nominations will be taken from the floor for the immediate election of 2012 club officers. Local Republican candidates are invited to come and meet Oak Runners. This meeting is open to all members of the Oak Run community. Membership dues of $5 per person for 2012 will be accepted. Coffee and cookies will be served. For information call Denise Leigh at 352-861-0559.Little Theatre Last Thursday on Ev Burgs FYI program on Channel 12, our Producer Frank Porterfield, Director Brigid Chick and Ticket Sales Director Linda Noel were interviewed about our current play, Sex Please Were Sixty, and about our Little Theatre Club. It was a very interesting and informative show and we hope Oak Runners watched it. One of the main reasons for doing interviews of this sort is to stimulate interest and sell tickets to the play. We like to play to the largest audience possible because for some strange reason, casts will perform differently for a full house. It would seem that the reason for this is the encouragement they draw from the audience. Sports teams, for instance, always perform better before a home crowd cheering them on. Rehearsals continue to go well. Our dinner theatre show is almost sold out and sales of tickets for the other 3 shows are likewise doing well. Only a few days of ticket sales remain in the Orchid Club and Palm Grove Club but please remember you can also purchase your tickets by phone. For the dinner theatre call Diana Schmidt at Showcase of Stars provides entertainment OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE16 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 000AKXR Serving Donuts, Bagels, Pastries, Coffee, Tea & Hot Breakfast 10155 SW H WY 484 W. P HONE /F AX 352-438-3300 1/4 MILE WEST OF SW H WY 200 ON S W H WY 484 M ON -F RI 6:30 AM -1:30 PM S AT & S UN 7:00 AM -1:30 PM CATERING AND GIFT BASKETS FREE SMALL COFFEE WITH ANY PURCHASE Expires 2/24/12 NOW SERVING LUNCH Sandwiches & Salads L i n d a s H a i r S t u d i o 000AKX1 We Have a New Look We Have a New Look We Have a New Look How About You? How About You? How About You? Come In For Hi & Low Lites, Color, Perms, Great Cuts Alyce, Lou Anne, Steve, Gary, Jean And Linda O PEN M ONDAY T HRU S ATURDAY J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 All-Day Weekend Features Choose from our farm raised catfish, cut thin and tossed in a blend of cornmeal and seasonings. Or try our traditional Cod Fillets, hand dipped in our own special batter and fried to a golden brown. Served with Steak Fries and Cole Slaw. Made from scratch. Our chicken tenderloin simmered in a hearty chicken gravy and served atop a bed of seasoned rice along with two vegetables. Enjoy two chicken breast fillets dipped in fresh buttermilk and hand breaded in our kitchen. Served with choice of two vegetables.000A8IN Monday Fried Pork Chops with choice of two vegetablesTuesday Butter Baked Chicken with choice of two vegetablesWednesday Broccoli Cheddar Chicken with choice of two vegetablesThursday Turkey n Dressing with choice of two additional vegetables 711193 Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best CANADIAN MEDS 000AHR2Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. Plavix 75mg 100 ct. $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Boniva 3 pills $69.00WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala237-0021Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF!On RX Drugs 000AFF7 Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU T RIED THE REST NOW T RY THE BEST! Formerly Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm Crossroads Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted 000AKR7 DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 W est 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N M ON .-S AT 11-C LOSE Expires 2/24/12 NEW Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES A LL H OMEMADE D ESERTS 1/2 R OASTED S PRING C HICKEN Best in town Includes soup or salad, cornbread & veggie $ 2.95 each $ 8.95 Shades of Beauty Shades of Beauty 861-2001 861-2001 Next to Scoops Little Joeys Big Lots Owner & Stylist Betty Jo Assistant Janice Master Barbers Kathy & Larry Stylists Ginger, Dianne, Patty, Debra & Deana Manicures Spa Pedicures Shellac Nails KARENS NAILS 816-2457 KARENS NAILS 816-2457 000AKOC Prescription Nails Toe Nail Soak & Cut IF YOUR HAIR IS NOT BECOMING TO YOU, YOU SHOULD BE COMING TO US. COME BY AND CHECK OUT OUR MONTHLY SPECIALS! 10% OFF A NY S ERVICE by Patty, Dianne & Deana Famous Recipe Chicken NOW OPEN SW S.R. 200 in front of W almart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 T r y our con venient drive-thru. 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ticket or $20 for three tickets, you could win a great get-a-way including taxes, port fees, gratuities and $100 spending money. The drawing will be held on Memorial Day after the Veterans Service here at Cherrywood and the nice part is, not only dont you have to be present to win; you dont even have to be a Cherrywood resident. See anyone from the Veterans Club for tickets, or see Geri at the office. Dont miss out on this chance to win a great vacation and help support Veterans Club charities.Spotlight on excellenceThere are many people in Cherrywood who have a unique talent; an interesting past or a promising future. Your humble correspondent would be remiss in his duties if he didnt take the time to recognize those individuals in this column from time to time. Being featured in this column is not an award. Rather, it is to introduce you, the reader, to people you may or may not know who have a special story to tell. This weeks person in the Spotlight is Carolyn Mullen. Carolyn is an accomplished seamstress with unlimited talent and energy. Her creative designs and expert tailoring are a God given talent according to Carolyn who works tirelessly for Children Hemmed in Prayer, a Christian organization that supplies clothing for the needy youngsters in Central America and Caribbean countries. The organization was started by Mary Beth Turberville of Phenix City, Alabama. Carolyn learned of the organization and the good it was doing one Sunday at church in 2010. That first month, she sewed 25 garments for the children. Cost became a factor but she remembered, When youre doing Gods work, He provides the materials. Carolyn became a familiar part of the thrift store scene and second hand shops. In addition people began donating materials to her which helped immensely. Amazingly, she can make six dresses from new, brightly colored bed sheets Carolyn is a snow bird from Ohio but by the time she had left to go back north that first year, she had made and mailed 280 dresses and pants. Each of the past two years she has continued to sew and to date has made 1,900 garments. God has blessed my husband and me with a good and healthy life. I enjoy giving back to His children through this project and it is just as fun today as when I made the first dress. Carolyn would be happy to get others involved in this worthy project so if you would like to contribute your time, your energy or some fabrics please contact her at cmullen@embarqmail.co m. She will make sure all of these are put to good use. We are proud of Carolyn and the work she is doing. She and the many generous and kind hearted people like her are what make Cherrywood a great place to live. 85th year of racingTampa bay Downs is kicking off its 85th year of racing and you are invited to be a part of the excitement. On Wednesday, April 4, residents of Cherrywood will be able to take a bus trip down to the race track to enjoy racing and the Clubhouse Turn buffet. Only $40 is the cost of the bus trip, tip for driver and the meal. Whats on the buffet you ask? Roast beef, turkey breast, veggies, pasta, salad, deserts, coffee and iced tea and more. See Geri at the office to sign up early and get your money in by March 23 because this trip sells out every year. Wearin o the greenMarch 17 is St. Patricks Day and it is also the day that Cherrywood residents will don the green and be seen at the St. Pattys Day Dance. For only three dol-Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986To place your food ad in this section!Color RED isfree! CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986To place your food ad in this section!Color RED isfree! Read the classifieds CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Carolyn Mullen SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 lars per person, residents will be able to enjoy finger foods, lemonade, coffee and iced tea while they dance to the music of Richard Becotte. Rich has some new Irish Tunes to mix in with the standards that we all know and love. The dance runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and as usual, you are welcome to bring the snacks and beverages of your choice.Democratic ClubThis month we shall be discussing why the Strait of Hormuz is so important? A narrow strip of water separating Iran from Oman, the strait is the major maritime link between the oil rich Persian Gulf region and the rest of the world. Voter registration cards are available, so if you know of anyone who is not registered or wishes to change party affiliation, we are able to make the changes. The Cherrywood Democratic Club meets on the third Friday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse card room. Harriet Scarpino, president: (352) 873-9955, Ken Beech Sec. (352) 209-2787..By Ken Beech.Health fairMark your calendar for Saturday, April 14. This will be Cherrywoods second annual senior health fair. The format for guest speakers has been changed slightly to allow more time for questions and answers. The topics are being worked on and you will be able to reserve your space with Geri for the topic of your choice at the beginning of March. This program could save your life or the life of someone you love so plan on attending.Blood driveOnce again the Big Red Bus will be at Cherrywood Estates to collect the gift of life. From 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on March 22, residents will be able to walk in and donate blood; no muss, no fuss. Do you have a few hours a month? Do you want to do something that will make you feel good about yourself? Cherrywood needs a volunteer or two to act as coordinators for our periodic blood drives. Why not check into serving your community in this worthwhile activity; after all, its not like were asking for blood, well maybe. Contact Geri at the office and make a difference.From your reporterFeel free to contact me with comments and story suggestions for Cherrywood at my email address; urperssec@yahoo.com. And a special thank you to you the reader. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 If you have not been coming to the Showcase of Stars performances you have been missing out on wonderful entertainment right here in Oak Run, for free for goodness sake! Let your very talented fellow Oak Runners give you a great evening on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Palm Grove at 7 p.m. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and 50/50.Republican ClubThe Oak Run Republican Club will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club. Nominations will be taken from the floor for the immediate election of 2012 club officers. Local Republican candidates are invited to come and meet Oak Runners. This meeting is open to all members of the Oak Run community. Membership dues of $5 per person for 2012 will be accepted. Coffee and cookies will be served. For information call Denise Leigh at 352-861-0559.Little Theatre Last Thursday on Ev Burgs FYI program on Channel 12, our Producer Frank Porterfield, Director Brigid Chick and Ticket Sales Director Linda Noel were interviewed about our current play, Sex Please Were Sixty, and about our Little Theatre Club. It was a very interesting and informative show and we hope Oak Runners watched it. One of the main reasons for doing interviews of this sort is to stimulate interest and sell tickets to the play. We like to play to the largest audience possible because for some strange reason, casts will perform differently for a full house. It would seem that the reason for this is the encouragement they draw from the audience. Sports teams, for instance, always perform better before a home crowd cheering them on. Rehearsals continue to go well. Our dinner theatre show is almost sold out and sales of tickets for the other 3 shows are likewise doing well. Only a few days of ticket sales remain in the Orchid Club and Palm Grove Club but please remember you can also purchase your tickets by phone. For the dinner theatre call Diana Schmidt at Showcase of Stars provides entertainment OAK RUN C WCarol AnnWheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE16 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 000AKXR Serving Donuts, Bagels, Pastries, Coffee, Tea & Hot Breakfast 10155 SW H WY 484 W. P HONE /F AX 352-438-3300 1/4 MILE WEST OF SW H WY 200 ON S W H WY 484 M ON -F RI 6:30 AM -1:30 PM S AT & S UN 7:00 AM -1:30 PM CATERING AND GIFT BASKETS FREE SMALL COFFEE WITH ANY PURCHASE Expires 2/24/12 NOW SERVING LUNCH Sandwiches & Salads L i n d a s H a i r S t u d i o 000AKX1 We Have a New Look We Have a New Look We Have a New Look How About You? How About You? How About You? Come In For Hi & Low Lites, Color, Perms, Great Cuts Alyce, Lou Anne, Steve, Gary, Jean And Linda O PEN M ONDAY T HRU S ATURDAY J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 J A S M I N E P L A Z A # 1 0 2 8 5 4 1 9 0 0 All-Day Weekend Features Choose from our farm raised catfish, cut thin and tossed in a blend of cornmeal and seasonings. Or try our traditional Cod Fillets, hand dipped in our own special batter and fried to a golden brown. Served with Steak Fries and Cole Slaw. Made from scratch. Our chicken tenderloin simmered in a hearty chicken gravy and served atop a bed of seasoned rice along with two vegetables. Enjoy two chicken breast fillets dipped in fresh buttermilk and hand breaded in our kitchen. Served with choice of two vegetables.000A8IN Monday Fried Pork Chops with choice of two vegetablesTuesday Butter Baked Chicken with choice of two vegetablesWednesday Broccoli Cheddar Chicken with choice of two vegetablesThursday Turkey n Dressing with choice of two additional vegetables 711193 Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best CANADIAN MEDS 000AHR2Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. Plavix 75mg 100 ct. $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Boniva 3 pills $69.00WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala237-0021Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF!On RX Drugs 000AFF7 Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU T RIED THE REST NOW T RY THE BEST! Formerly Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm Crossroads Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted 000AKR7 DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 W est 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N M ON .-S AT 11-C LOSE Expires 2/24/12 NEW Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES A LL H OMEMADE D ESERTS 1/2 R OASTED S PRING C HICKEN Best in town Includes soup or salad, cornbread & veggie $ 2.95 each $ 8.95 Shades of Beauty Shades of Beauty 861-2001 861-2001 Next to Scoops Little Joeys Big Lots Owner & Stylist Betty Jo Assistant Janice Master Barbers Kathy & Larry Stylists Ginger, Dianne, Patty, Debra & Deana Manicures Spa Pedicures Shellac Nails KARENS NAILS 816-2457 KARENS NAILS 816-2457 000AKOC Prescription Nails Toe Nail Soak & Cut IF YOUR HAIR IS NOT BECOMING TO YOU, YOU SHOULD BE COMING TO US. 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com On March 3 at 8 a.m. the Marion County Kidney Foundation is holding its annual 5K run/walk. The money raised goes to assist those in our county fighting this debilitating disease and to educate people on prevention. Entry fee is $20 per person and five or more people get recognized as a team. Wouldnt it be great if there were a Team Cherrywood in this worthwhile event? In addition to the Run, there will be family friendly activities; venders; live music and raffles. Families and friends of the participants are welcome to join in and the location is only about 20 minutes away from Cherrywood at Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead, 4225 S.E. 58th Ave.; Ocala. Come on out for this fun community event and show Marion County what the folks from Cherrywood are made of. Call or see Geri at the clubhouse office or contact John via email (urperssec@yahoo.com) for more information if you are interested. Ill be there taking photos and reporting on this worthy effort. All team members get Tshirts as souvenirs of their participation. Friends and loversThis years Valentines Dance was a huge success with more than 75 residents attending a romantic dance in the beautifully decorated clubhouse. Eve Houghtaling and her crew put together an evening to remember with soft music, subdued lighting, roses, sweets, finger food and just plain fun. A special cake decorated by Marivi Bassabe and Eve was the donated centerpiece of the munchies table and it looked great and tasted even better. Richard Becotte, our resident Deejay, played a wide variety of music from the big band era to Motown and everything in between. Everyone got to dance and sway to the music of their own generation when life and love were new. Memories were rekindled and love was in the air. Isnt it a good thing to see, in these times of uncertainty, the stability and strength of love that has lasted through the years? Howard Mayberry and his professional guitar styling brought another dimension of entertainment and fun to the crowd as he played and sang. After enjoying several of his songs, everyone joined in for a rendition of Let Me Call You Sweetheart. I might add that there was a joy in their voices and love in their eyes as the couples serenaded one another. Less romantic but no less fun was added by the songs that many of us remembered from our own or others weddings we had been to. The Chicken Dance brought out the fun and the Boot Scootin Boogie brought out the line dancers. Many other tunes rang out and encouraged couples to take to the dance floor. A raffle and door prize rounded out the evenings festivities. Eve, Fran Hall and Donna James worked very hard putting this evening together and they should be proud of what they accomplished. Proceeds from the event went to purchase materials for the Clubhouse like new coffee urns and other supplies. A special thanks goes out to our clean up volunteers; Rich and Ruth Hurley, Monica Becotte and Eve and Jim Houghtaling. After this Valentines Day we can truly say, Live! Laugh! Love! At Cherrywood! Veterans raffleWin a three-day cruise for two to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. For just $10 for one Cherrywood wants to team up for 5K race CHERRYWOOD ESTATES J EJohn Everlove SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE14 352-873-7243 and for the other shows call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908.Stage Show Link FamilyThe Ambassadors will present the third passport stage show for 2012 on Saturday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Link Family from the Ozark Mountains of Missouri delivers a powerful performance with world-class harmonies and hard driving instrumentals. The warmth and high energy of this multi-award-winning family band is inspiring. They have toured across the United States and Canada, performing at theaters, festivals, corporate events, and much more. The band includes nine members dad, mom, five children and two in-laws all singing, playing, and entertaining together. Since 2002, the Link Family has entertained thousands of fans at hundreds of venues across America and Canada each year. Annually, the group travels over 40,000 miles and performs at more than 250 concerts. Check on ticket availability by calling Carol Forgette at 352-873-3074. Cost is $15 per person.Fine Arts ShowThe Art Club of Oak Run will be presenting a fine arts show on Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. at Palm Grove. You can purchase art or just enjoy viewing the gorgeous products of your talented neighbors. There will be free refreshments and a raffle of an enhanced pastel giclee to benefit the clubs art scholarship at CCF. Laurel Oaks EventsThe first, fabulous, ladies luncheon of the year will take place at MiMis Caf on State Road 200. The date is Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. Please contact Deb at 352-445-0276 or Mary at 352-237-9454 to reserve your seat or if you need transportation or more information. Dont miss this fun time. The famous Laurel Oaks St. Patricks Day Party will be held on Saturday, March 17, at the Orchid Club. Come and throw some blarney with your neighbors, enjoy the music, fun, and games. There will be corned beef and cabbage for dinner. You may bring the beverage of your choice. Musical entertainment will be provided by a professional singer as well as DJ Fred Campbell. Check your cubby for a flyer. For more information call Paula at 352-237-4550.Tuesdays: bingo nightsCome and join your friends and neighbors for a fun night of bingo at the Orchid Club. Each Tuesday night doors open at 3 p.m., cards sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m.. No one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games. All residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags. The snack bar will be open. Upstate New York ClubUpstate New York Club had their annual pizza party to welcome new members and collect dues. The officers elected for the year 2012 are PresidentDonna Anderson, Vice PresidentSandra Mantel, SecretaryLaura Smith and TreasurerHelen Denny. Bettye Wilcox will serve as sunshine chairperson. We wish Jean Shipley a fond farewell. Jean served as secretary for the past four years. Our events are held on the fourth Monday of March, May, July and October. The December holiday party will be on Monday, Dec. 10. Please note on your calendar that on March 26 there will be a Swing Into Spring party with an all you can eat soup and salad bar. Watch for a follow-up article. Our club welcomes new members all year so why not come and see what you might be missing?Oak Run TravelAre you in the mood for a wonderful musical revue featuring the In the Mood singers and dancers along with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra? Call Janet Madsen to enjoy this great music from the 40s and 50s at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach on OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 PHOTO BY RON RATNERMembers of the Oak Run Southern States Club dress in red for Valentines Day and enjoyed a delicious meal from Lakis Restaurant in Ocala. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE18 000AI0K Quality Furniture Decor Items Collectibles Estate Liquidation We Also Buy Pick-Up & Delivery Available Renaissance Room Monday Saturday 9:30 6:00 7380 SW 60th Ave. Airport Road Directly Behind Jasmine Plaza Est. 1993 A CONSIGNMENT SHOP 854-7022 New Merchandise Arriving Daily At 000AH2Z W.A.C. INCLUDES REBATES AND $1800 CASH OR TRADE EQUITY, PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE. 72 MONTH FINANCING. 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com way 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. The church website is www.maranathabaptistc.org.St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. Please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to each meeting you plan to attend. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next date is 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 CountySaturday, Feb. 18: Mens Prayer Group, 9:00 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19: Sunday school, 9:30 am. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21: Combined Mens and Womens Ministries Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23: Free Gospel Concert by Chuck Wagon Gang; love offering will be received, 6 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.Joy Lutheran ChurchThe Lenten Season is soon approaching. On Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate Shrove Tuesday (the English name for the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) with a pancake supper in Swenson Hall. Plan to drop in anytime between these hours to enjoy pancakes and sausage. A freewill offering will be taken. February 22 is Ash Wednesday and worship service will be at 6:45 p.m. The Wednesday night Lenten Services theme will be Dark Nights of the Soul. Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the messages on such topics as Alone in Sin, Lonely, Cold, Breathless, Lost, In Pain, and Alone-Again. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. Pastor Holloways messages will be on Fear of the World, Fear of My Own Way, Fear of God, Fear of the Holy Spirit and Fear of Light. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call the church office at 352854-4509 ext 221.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 352-2373035 for more information. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Two women were arrested for retail theft, one a felony, after an incident at Bealls on Feb. 7. The women entered the store, and one, April Dawn Riffel, 31, of Southeast 36th Avenue, was reportedly viewed by loss prevention officers taking several pieces of jewelry and placing them in a shopping cart. She then went to the juniors female area and took two juvenile tops. At the same time, Katrina Renee Childers, 25, of Southeast 26th Court, was observed with several pieces of female clothing. The two women met up with each other and began a conversation, and then went to two separate fitting rooms, according to the report. Both came out and left the store, bypassing all cash registers. A search of the fitting rooms found neither the jewelry nor clothes, and the women were detained in the parking lot. Riffel was arrested for retail grand theft. Childers, who had clothes worth $106 on her person, was accused of petit retail theft.Thefts from carsIt used to be that creepers were going door to door checking for unlocked cars, then entering the vehicle and taking items. But now it involves smash and grab, breaking the windows of locked cars and taking items. The incidents happened at TimberRidge Rehab Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., and Urgent Care Center, 6600 S.W. State Road 200, on Feb. 8.DUI chargeAn Ocala man was accused of DUI after an incident on Feb. 7. According to reports, Mathieu Vincent Mougeot, 29, of Southwest 9th Street Road, was stopped in the 7500 block of West State Road 40 after allegedly failing to stay in a single lane. He reportedly failed the field sobriety test and was taken to jail, where his breath registered 0.177 and 0.165. The legal limit is .08. Two women arrested on retail theft charges COP SHOP 000AJQL February 19th ~ 22nd February 19th ~ 10:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. February 20th ~ 22nd ~ 7:00 p.m. FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 9510 SW 105 TH St. Ocala, FL SW on Hwy 200 (one mile past On Top of the World) PHONE 237-2640 Special Music provided by Grace Plus Four (Linda Brown, Tina Mineo, Vicki Helbert & Randa Blackley) Evangelist Tim Lee Returning To Ocala One of Americas premiere Evangelists will be speaking at the Friendship Baptist Church, 9510 SW 105th Street, Ocala, Florida. Tim Lee has preached not only across the country, but around the world. After losing his legs to a Vietnamese land mine in 1971, Tim has dedicated his life to preaching the Gospel. His message is timely as well as needed during the uncertain times in which we live. Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala Open Houses Sun. & Mon. 12:00 2:00 Ask for Ken A S K A B O U T N O M O N E Y D O W N V A O R F H A F I N A N C I N G Heritage Realty 000AKYI Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! 2/2/1 home with carport, newer carpet in house. Has inside laundry located in a gated 55+ community. Furniture and appliances are included. Will make a great retirement home in a very active community. Dont wait, this will go fast. MLS #356004 $53,900 2/2/1 and half garage, laminate floor and tile in baths and kitchen. E xcellent condition, screen/vinyl patio, fresh paint nice landscaped, furniture is offered with full price. L ocated in gated 55+ community, great place to retire, many activities for the residents. MLS #357164 P rice $56,000 2/2/1 Royal model, carpet and tile on floor inside laundry and a built-in pantry, very clean and ready to move in. Located in a gated 55+ community home. Has a 32x9 screen vinyl room to enjoy the backyard. House backs to woods. Will make a great retirement home. MLS #357661 $66,500. HOMES A RE SELLING F A S T. M AKE SURE Y OU LIS T. 2/2 frame and vinyl siding home has newer roof and air, home has fresh coat of paint, all appliances stay. H as a screen and vinyl lanai, chain link fence, inside laundry, located in a gated 55+ community. MLS #363315 $59,000 2/2/2 Cocos model with screen enclosed room overlooking yard which backs up to Oak Run. Home is in movein condition with nice carpet & vinyl floor covering inside laundry and large two car garage with opener. All appliances stay. Located in a gated 55+ community. Great winter home with parking for R/V for residents. MLS #340810 $79,900 Outstanding 3/2/2 Spinosa Model home, features split bedroom plan, family room and formal dining room. Tile and laminated floors, carpet in dining room and bedrooms, in side laundry front loading washer and dryer, large kitchen, three door refrigerator. Located in a gated 55+ community. Beautiful land scaping has great curb appeal. MLS#366076 $84,900 PENDING 2/1/1 home carpet and tile on floor 12/9. L anai on rear of house, has newer roof, air. V ery nice maintained home, located in a gated 55+ community. G reat home for a winter home or year around retirement home. P alm C ay has a heated pool. MLS 368856 $41,900 2/2/1 home in great condition. T ile in dining area, kitchen and baths, laminated in bedrooms and living room, inside laundry. N ewer roof, oversized garage. L ocated in a gated 55+ community. MLS 367677 $61,500 2/2/1 R oyal model home, large kitchen inside laundry. B ath rooms have been upgraded, new paint, screen lanai. N ewer air located in gated 55+community. MLS #364155 $59,900 Beautiful 2/2/1 custom built home. E njoy a lar ge F lorida 14/19 with custom windows kitchen, bath rooms have been updated. H ome is on a corner lot located in a gated 55+ community P alm C ay has a heated pool for the residents. H ome is of fered com pletely furnished. 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Wednesday, April 18. What is Susans Secret? is a comedy/mystery show at Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre on Sunday, April 15. You get two for the price of one at this show a wonderful buffet dinner and a great show. Call Pat and Roy Meinsen to join this show 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. On Saturday, April 26, Boeing Boeing is the high style, knee-slapping romp through the age of glamorous, jet-setting air travel. It is a hilarious comedy at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and is hosted by Naomi and Jim Anzalone. This morning (Friday, Feb. 17) the travel hosts meet to select their trips for the Spring brochure. We will compile the information and send it to the printer. The brochures should be ready for delivery around the first of March and the sell dates will be on March 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, and 27. OMI Club Octoberfest TripWant to go to Helen, Georgia, for Octoberfest? Anyone can join the club for a 4-day, 3-night trip on Sept. 24-27, 2012. The trip includes three dinners (included is dinner at the Smith House), three breakfasts, all tips, bus and much more. The highlights of the trip, besides a genuine Octoberfest dinner at the Festhall and entertainment, are a trip to the Cabbage Patch doll hospital, a gold mine tour and mining for gold, model railroad museum, goats on a roof and shopping. A $100 deposit is needed at sign up. To sign up or get more details, contact Skip Kellogg or Jan Acklin whose numbers are in the Oak Run phone book. Singles ClubThe club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Orchid Club. We are asking members to bring a guest who is single. Invite your friends and neighbors to come to find out a little bit about our club. There will be great prizes drawn for the members who bring someone. Come and have light refreshments and fun activities to get acquainted with our new friends. For questions about this event please call Jerri Shorey at 352-237-5512. For information about our club please contact the president, Roger Januchowski, at 352-291-1004.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfOn Tuesday, Feb. 7, we played a par 3 tournament. Before play the course was marked so that each hole was 150 yards or less. We need to thank Frank Quigley and his ground crew for taking the time to move the tee markers to the designated spot on each of the 18 holes. The winners were: First Flight: 1st placeJT Lemasters, 2nd placeNancy Lefebvre, 3rd placeJudie Lavdas, 4th place tieDiana Galla, Carole Dygert and Carol Allison; Second Flight: 1st placeNoreen Salo, 2nd place tieSylvia Zappia, Janet Tully and Joanne Ellis; Third Flight: 1st placeMary Kay Frandsen, 2nd placeBarb Scozzafava, 3rd place tieGinger Drake and Barb Davis. Mary Kay Frandsen was closest to the pin. The weather was cloudy and quite chilly and many of us enjoyed a cup or bowl of delicious soup in the Royal Oaks dining room after we finished golf.Royal Oaks Lady NinersWe had a great turn out for our Feb. 9 play day. We played low net and in Flight A Beverly Matejicek came in first and tied in second place were Elsa Berbig and Pat Salberg. In Flight B Cindy Kocher was first, Jeannie Konicki second and IIene Simnowitz third. Closest to pin was Jeannie Konicki. We had two chip-ins and, of course, they were the two first place winners, Beverly Matejicek and Cindy Kocher. Congratulations ladies. Royal Oaks Mens GolfThe game on Feb. 10 was three best net. While the participation was lower than usual, it can be attributed to the fact that the annual Match Play Championship was in progress at the same time. More on that later. The winners with a score of 184 were Bob Gray, Sam Owens, Ray Hagerman, and Joe Paller. Second with a score of 193 were John Terry, Dick Berbig, and Steve Szabo. Third with a 194 were Charlie Elder, Bill Start, Frank Kelley, and Dick Feltenberger. Good scores, gentlemen! Closest to the pin were Bob Gray (2), Dick Feltenberger, and Ray Hagerman. The Match Play Tournament began the previous Friday, Feb. 3, and will run until Friday, Feb. 24. It is a double elimination with matches being played between participants during the interim weeks. Thus, there are no winners nor losers to list at this point. So far the matches have produced competitive games and close scores. The food at Royal Oaks Dining is excellent. This is verified by the speedy play of the Friday participants so that they can finish their match and get some of that good food. Thanks for the added incentive, Royal Oaks staff.Mr. Codys CornerMr. Cody here again with some very good news. That handsome silver long haired cat Bonnie Manford helped so much has found a loving home. The cat, now known as Buttons, his new mom, Bonnie, the Oak Run Feline Fanciers, my mom and I are all very happy. Mom was so proud of the part I played that she sent a copy of what I wrote to the wonderful lady who saved me. I very nicely pointed out to mom that I had been doing the majority of the work on this part of the column lately and that it would be a good idea to change the name of The Corner when I had something to say. She agreed, and this week Carol Anns Corner becomes Mr. Codys Corner because it is being written by your columnists cat, Mr. Cody Wheeler. Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of the Friday before publication. Note there are no hyphens in the address. If you wish to call her, the number is in the Oak Run directory. You may send pictures as jpg attachments. Typed copy or hard copy photos can be placed in Carols cubby across the street from her house but should be submitted earlier as they take longer to process. The names of the people in all photos must be included. Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com long-term economic growth. The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESBaseline 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. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESFAA 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 Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESFAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement ActVote Agreed to (75-20, 5 Not Voting)The Senate gave final approval to this conference report authorizing $15.9 billion per year through the 2015 fiscal year for the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA has been operating under a series of short-term extensions since the 2008 fiscal year. The president is expected to sign the measure. Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted YESBudget and Accounting Transparency ActVote Passed (245-180, 8 Not Voting)This House bill would incorporate the costs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the federal budget, change how the government accounts for loan programs, and require federal agencies to post their budget information on their websites. The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted NO Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESExpedited Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011Vote Passed (254-173, 6 Not Voting)The House passed this bill to give the president a lineitem veto and rescission authority over discretionary spending bills. The bill would give Congress three days to vote to accept or reject the presidents rescissions. The White House supports the bill, but the Senate is not expected to take it up. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESPresented by MegaVote. Compiled by Alan Gold VOTEDCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 RELIGION Countryside Presbyterian The Reverend Gary Marshall will perform the imposition of ashes marking the beginning of Lent at the noon communion service on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The ashes are made from the palms from last years Palm Sunday. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Our Redeemer LutheranOur 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.Ocala West United MethodistAsh Wednesday: The church will have an imposition of ashes on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 12:15 and 7 p.m. Holy Week: Maundy Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. a Service of Confession and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Good Friday April 6, 7 p.m. a Reflection Service. Easter Celebration Sunday April 8, four services with special music and message; 6:30 a.m. Sunrise, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550. Pastor is the Rev. Alan Jefferson.Congregation Beth IsraelCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a special Shabbat service on Friday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 HighPLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE12 OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Saturday 2/18 12-3 pm9815 SW 92nd Ct. 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Most media and many people are most interested in pointing fingers and blaming someone, and justifiably to a degree. Bus drivers have one of the toughest jobs around. They pick up students in the morning when they dont want to go to school and they take them home when theyre rambunctious and full of energy. We expect our drivers to drive safely, efficiently, and in a timely manner. With few exceptions, they do. They shouldnt have to be distracted with bad bus behavior from any student. In Marion County, 275 buses hit the road every school day pulling double duty. They run multiple routes every morning and afternoon, picking up and dropping off elementary students. Then they turn around and repeat the process with middle and high school students. Some people believe the answer to this incident is buying more buses and hiring more bus aides. In a perfect world, that would be wonderful. However, Marion County is larger than the state of Rhode Island over 1,650 square miles. We simply dont have the money to buy that amount of buses. We cannot afford it. We have 130 bus aides, 116 who are dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of special needs students. The remaining 14 aides and a handful of other transportation employees are available to ride problematic routes and fill in as needed. While most people focus on the bus fight thanks to the state attorneys office releasing the video, were focusing on equipping our bus drivers with even more skills to resolve student conflicts. Were involving more people in the student discipline process. Were training, teaching, and turning to better communication, hoping something like this will never happen again. While we continue the process, our community and society as a whole must also come to grips with a basic principle thats been lost in this entire experience holding children accountable for their actions. Teenagers know right from wrong, good from bad, and befriending over bullying. Holding students accountable for their choices teaches them consequences, responsibility, and character. Our district and School Board will hold students accountable. Will we as a society? Jim Yancey is superintendent of schools for Marion County. YANCEYCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 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 YESSTOCK ActVote Passed (417-2, 14 Not Voting)The House passed an amended version of this Senate bill that would strengthen rules prohibiting lawmakers, Capitol Hill staff and some executive branch officials from using confidential information to buy or sell stocks. The Senate now will either accept the modified bill or request a conference committee. Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns voted YES Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESFiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security ActVote 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. Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Rep. Daniel Webster voted YESPro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011Vote Passed (242-179, 11 Not Voting) This House measure would require the CBO to assess a bills impact on HOW THEY VOTED PLEASESEEVOTED, PAGE11 Apples, oranges, pomegranates, pineapples fly by in a mlange of colors. Bread displays and stacks of cans tower over me as I cruise by at a speed of mile per hour on a conveyance that is half golf cart and half shopping cart. Watch out! They call me Baby Driver and once upon a set of wheels, hit the road and Im gone, whats your number, I wonder how your engines feel. Its me, Im whizzing my way down the aisles like the traffic on S.R. 200 at noontime. Im in and out performing U-ies with a touch of my wrist. Nothing like a motorized shopping cart for a little shopping fun, right? Actually it has taken me a while to even attempt one of these contraptions, but when my old enemy Mr. Arthur Ritis acted up, I reluctantly admitted I could no longer manage the supermarket aisles without assistance. So here I am, wending my way around grabbing items off the shelves from the ease of my vehicle. Im pretty good at it until one of them ran out of juice and I was dead in the water. I was tempted to call the AAA. (I opted for another cart instead.) While I hope this situation will be temporary as I ready myself for knee replacement surgery, I cannot help but to wonder about all those whose situations are far more serious than mine. In the Hebrew Bible, we find many who are faced with disabilities. Jacob after his encounter with a heavenly being walks with a limp and his wife Leah has weak eyes, probably near-sighted. This condition, of course, is completely correctable today, but in biblical times it was a different matter. We know that when Isaac went to bless his sons, he could no longer see clearly, perhaps he had cataracts due to advanced age. Correctable today but not in ancient times. Had this been so, the whole future of the Jewish people might have been changed if Esau had received the blessing from his father and not Jacob who deceived his father in order to get the blessing of the first born. We know that Moses was a stutterer (if I had to speak divine words or go before Pharaoh I might have too!) and his brother spoke for him. Therapy today would have helped Moses but even so his legacy was a great one and his disability overlooked. My favorite physically, actually mentally disabled person in the Bible is King Saul. He was a manic-depressive. No wonder we have Jewish shrinks! His relief came in the form of music therapy provided by David playing on his harp (today we use iPods). By providing us with flawed characters, the Bible sensitizes us to the needs of others. In my oftquoted passage of Leviticus 19, we learn that you shall not insult the deaf, or place a stumbling block before the blind (Lev.19:14). Throughout the ages, Jews have provided social services for the disabled enabling them to be functioning members of society. In Judaism today, synagogues and schools have provided for those physically and mentally challenged. In West Hartford, Conn., a special school, one of its kind, has been established to teach Judaism to children with special needs. I remember working with such a student and when he recited the Shema (Jewish statement of belief) at his Bar Mitzvah, there wasnt a dry eye in the synagogue. And to our credit, synagogues are being barrier-free and handicapped accessible. In my own congregation, we request that you stand if you are able and we assist people with canes, wheelchairs, etc. While our community does not offer this, bigger congregations have sound systems for the hearing-impaired and large print prayer books for the people with low vision. And it is taken for granted today, that there are handicap-accessible restrooms. February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month. The mission of Jewish Disability Awareness Month is to unite Jewish communities and organizations for the purpose of raising awareness and supporting meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities and their families in every aspect of Jewish life. The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, for example, is a member of the religious organization of the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition. While there have been many steps to make our parks and public places barrier-free, there are still situations today that are difficult for the handicapped to maneuver. Let us make our places accessible to all to enjoy installing ramps, paved walk areas and elevators, infrared sound systems and closed captioning for recorded performances. And bless those merchants who provide motorized shopping carts! Judi is a former teacher and Jewish educator. She lives in Sun Valley with her husband, Phil. Cruising the aisles: A Jewish view on being physically challenged JUDIS JOURNAL J SJudi Siegal Dorothy L. Overly, 91Dorothy L. Overly, 91, of Ocala, passed away at Munroe Regional Medical Center on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on Jan. 10, 1921 to parents, Lee and Evelyn (Whitney) Riley. She was an accomplished seamstress and also loved needlepoint. Dorothy moved to Ocala from Marietta, Ga., in 1985 and was a founding member of Countryside Presbyterian Church. 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Attend the worship service of your choice... Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, as a commendable cause. The report said: For the first time in years the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reworked nutrition rules for school meals fewer calories, more fruits and vegetables. At the behest of suppliers, pizza and French fries will be considered vegetables. Politics and patronage in Washington are usually accompanied by leverage. Thus an important new federal initiative emerged from a humble beginning in the White House vegetable garden. In the Federal Register, under Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, the Obama obesity program is titled: Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. With obesity, pizza, and fries in the mix, the Hunger-Free Kids Act is now an essential service which will be belching out food regulations for all reasons and seasons. No distinguishing name has been attached to the new initiative. We suggest the diligent group of nutrition administrators be referred to as The Obesity Bureau. FLYNNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 justed according to the strategy and not on an equal basis. We should look to see what is being acquired and which acquisition programs are cut. I, for one, am skeptical about the results. I believe the cuts will be about equal to the departments that while the Army will take more cuts, it is already the largest accounting for 35 percent of the defense budget (Navy, Marines 25 percent and the Air Force less than 20 percent). It remains to be seen if the final allocation follows the strategy. It hasnt in the past. Mike Emig Air Force Association OcalaRe-elect no oneLast week the U. S. House and Senate began creation of a law to limit their members ability to conduct insider trading in the stock markets. Their action on this matter may have been prompted by a November 2011 top selling book from Peter Schweizer. Schweizer is a Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, and his latest work is a revealing look at how these politicians use their power and position to enrich both themselves and a selected group of friends. Insider trading is only one of their money making schemes. The book is titled Throw Them All Out: How politicians and their friends get rich off insider stock tips, land deals, and cronyism that would send the rest of us to prison. The title is a hint to the books contents but the facts on the amount of money, the number of participants and the number of schemes involved is astonishing. Schweizer identifies our elected officials as permanent political classes who have transformed our Capitol into a gold mine for get rich quick entrepreneurs. Members of both the Congressional and Executive branches are involved in these activities and the techniques they use show the utter disregard they and their selected friends hold for our country. Schweizer notes that industrial leaders have learned that investing in congressional and executive campaign activities will provide very large returns on their investments. Influencing who the government buys from, who it loans money to and who it grants money to, has become a very big business. Schweizers book is in the Marion County Library and its a good read to prepare for the upcoming elections. The leaders and members of both of our political parties are all involved in these schemes. They are more interested in helping themselves than in helping our country. That makes a bumper sticker seen in Ocala last week very relevant. The sticker read; Reelect no one. Bill Farthing Ocala LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 GUEST COLUMN BY JIM YANCEY Every school day, more than 99 percent of our 42,000 students make great decisions and do what we expect them to study, do their homework, participate in learning, and earn a good education. And most of the 23,000 students on our buses do the same. Unfortunately, we dont hear about these students because they dont generate many news headlines. The ones that do garner news coverage, at least since Jan. 6, fall in the minute portion, less than one half of one percent out of 42,000 students. Of course Im talking about seven students arrested for beating a fellow student on the bus. By now, our district has made headlines in nearly every newsroom around the country. Weve helped private media companies increase their ratings and sell more newspapers. Six weeks after the incident, we continue dealing with interview requests for our viewers and questions for our readers. Blame or accountability: a challenge for society PLEASESEEYANCEY PAGE10 Forty-one years ago, I was a nave 19-yearold just beginning lifes journey. I do not like to brag but I was the poster child for navet. I had a few ideas about life but too few to make me a contributing member of the human society. What I knew about life could fit nicely in my trouser pocket with plenty of room for a country boys pocketknife. One of the things that I did not know is that a nave country boy is a target for a young lady looking to settle down. It is a good thing I did not know these things because it is better in some areas of life to be caught off guard. If you always have your guard up you are never going to see some of the more interesting sights of life. It was exactly 41 years ago this month that I was introduced to a very nice young lady. She smiled at me and I smiled back. Being a courteous nave young man I did not know that smiling back had a different meaning to the one receiving the smile than the one giving the smile. Ah, that sweet innocence. How I miss it. We attended the same Bible College and therefore were in constant contact with each other. Looking back on the whole affair our relationship changed one day when she slipped me a note as we passed each other in the hall going to separate classes. The only note I had ever received in my life came from my mother which contained a list of things she wanted me to do or else. Now I was getting a note from this young lady. I smiled when she handed it to me but inside I was more frightened than I have ever been in my entire life. A note, what in the world did she want me to do? What did I do that she has to communicate to me in such a covert manner? My fears were allayed when I opened the note and discovered it was a love note. For anybody who has received such communication in the past you will understand quite readily that this completely changed our relationship. This was before e-mail, texting, cell phones and Facebook. Back in the day, we had to do all of our communication in person like, face-to-face. The only exception was the notorious love notes, of which I was being introduced. Getting my first love note was rather enlightening to me. I had just seen this young lady in the hallway, and before that we had lunch together, and before that we had chapel where we saw each other. However, the note that she handed me, this infamous love note, said that she, and I quote, missed me. I turned the note over to see if there was any explanation on the back, but it was blank. I was a little concerned about her when underneath her name she put a series of Xs and Os. Whether this was some secret code I was supposed to know about or whether she had just run out of words was beyond my experience at the time. As I thought about that note, I wondered, when in the world did she have time to miss me? What was it she missed? It certainly was not my charm because I had not developed that attribute until recently. Now I was in a quandary. What do I do? Do I go up to her after class and apologize for being missed? Do I sit her down and explain to her that between seeing each other we had been in different classes in different rooms? What do I do with this bit of information? I thought the better part of valor was to pretend I knew what she was talking about. It was not long before I realized that she was expecting me to reciprocate and write her a love note. I really did not know what to say. If I wrote a note similar to the one she wrote me and said, I miss you, I would be lying. I knew where she was. I knew that after the class was over I would see her again. It took me a while to realize that the purpose of love notes had nothing to do with exchanging information. In fact, no love note carries with it any sensitive information at all. To this day, I am still not sure what a love note really is. I began my writing career and although I had hoped to start writing nonfiction I was writing fictitious notes that had no meaning whatsoever. I began writing little love notes to her saying, I miss you, too. I felt a little guilty and somewhat silly, but she looked forward to my missing her. Im still a little embarrassed to say that it took some time for me to figure out the Xs and the Os. Now when I hear someone say that X marks the spot a different picture comes to mind. Upon thought, I discovered that God was the first one to write a love note. Jehovah appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee (Jeremiah 31:3 KJV). Everything in my life began with Gods marvelous love note to me.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. It all started 41 years ago with a love note OUT TO PASTOR J SRev. James L. Snyder Check out our website www.smcitizen.com Phone (352) 861-9080 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Monday Morning Christians JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 0009HW2 Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Minister Anthony Smith 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. 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BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comSports scores, a special Presidents Day event, an important fundraiser and more constitute this weeks OTOW Happenings.German American ClubThe German American Club invites all OTOW residents and their guests to the Spring Dinner and Dance on Saturday, May 12, at the H&R Building Ballroom from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Dinner will be catered by Sonnys Real Pit Bar-B-Q. There will be two meat entrees, three vegetables, tossed green salad, plus iced tea or lemonade. Music will be provided by Northern Sounds, an Ocala-based group that has performed in many places in Florida and other states around the country. The Pub will provide a cash bar for attendees. The cost of this event is $15 per person, and tickets will be available beginning on Monday, Feb. 20, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the H&R Ballroom and then every week on Mondays and Wednesday at the same time. Reserved seating for tables of eight persons may be reserved. To reserve a ticket, call 352-237-4428.Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities is doing something very special for Presidents Day (Monday, Feb. 20). Spend a couple of hours with Presidents Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman and their wives! William and Sue Wills will bring these historic characters to life on stage at the Circle Square Cultural Center at 1 p.m. The Wills are not impersonators, but their costumes, dialects and demeanors will help to recreate these historic figures. They have performed at eight Presidential Libraries and Museums throughout the U.S. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. This event is open to the public and seating is open. Master the Possibilities has offered similar presentations in past years and the response has been excellent, so come join in this unique event! Marion Kidney FoundationThe Marion County Kidney Foundation, a nonprofit organization, will host its annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run on March 3. The Run/Walk event will occur at the Baseline Road Florida Greenway Trailhead on 4225 S.E. 58th Ave., Ocala. The Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the Kids Fun Run at 9:15 a.m. Advanced registration is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and younger; however, on the day of the race, registration will be $25 for adults. The Kids Fun Run is a 100-yard dash and is free to youths 10 years of age and younger. Awards will be presented in each category, and prize bags will be given to each child who participates in the Fun Run. Registrations are accepted online at www.marioncountykidneyfoundatio n.org or www.active.com through March 1, as well as in person at Ocala Sports, 2135 S.W. 19th Ave. Road #105. Completed registration forms can be mailed to MCKF, 2980 S.E. 3rd Ct., Ocala, FL34471. Race teams are strongly encouraged; groups of five or more will qualify for team status. In addition to the 5K, there will be educational opportunities geared towards learning how to prevent kidney disease as well as activities for family fun, including the following: K-Country, live music provided by Uncle Mortys Rhythm Cream Band; raffle prizes; vendor booths and activities for children. The presenting sponsors are Ocala Kidney Group and DaVita Dialysis Services. Other sponsors include but are not limited to: Winco Manufacturing; K-Country; Ocala Sports; Barrett, Liner & Company; and Advisors Advertising. The mission of the Marion County Kidney Foundation is to help individuals with chronic kidney disease and to combat its spread, as well as empower and improve the well-being of persons affected with chronic kidney disease. All proceeds derived from this event directly assist patients with kidney disease here in Marion County.Entertainment GroupOn March 24 at 7 p.m., Doctors Linn and Goldstein, along with their staff at the Foot and Ankle Center of Ocala, present Jimmy Mazz and his five-piece band from Boston with his Crooning Vegas Style show. Jimmys ultrasmooth vocals briefly croon the tunes of Sinatra, Martin, and Sammy Davis but quickly moves on to glide thru the likes of Bobby Darin, Lo Rawls, Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Tony Orlando and Englebert, too. Yes hell certainly stop and focus on Elvis, The King, for a bit with a very amusing parody. As usual, with this being the last show of their series, The Entertainment Group will make their annual charitable donations to Hospice, The Center for the Blind, and Senior Services. Thanks to the support of the residents and the sponsors, the Group will have donated in excess of $25,000 since their inception. Tickets go on sale Feb. 27 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday thereafter. Tickets cost $10 for reserved seating and $8 general admission with the usual limit of four tickets per purchase. Thanks again to the good doctors for making this show possible.OTOW Baseball LeagueThe battle for the top spot is getting closer as the Dr. Dunn team tries to regain first place, now only a game back, but their short stop may be out for a few games with a leg injury. The Great Clips team split two games and lost a two game lead to the displeasure of their coach as it the loss was by one run. The Florida Eye Team showed improvement in the last game and if there hitters can continue to show their hitting power, they should be able to catch up and become contenders. Its a wait and see with the Florida Eye team as they have been up and down during the games. The young Tee Pee Tire continues to falter and are having difficulty scoring runs, falling into a fourth place tie with Cebert Wealth, butFriday, February 17, 2012 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 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 000AI76 Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org Many of us wonder why there arent any stop buttons for federal spending, deficits, and debt. One reason is that there are thousands of government employees working diligently to preserve and expand federal programs. Coincidentally their efforts ensure tenured employment and opportunities for promotions as more employees are hired to administer their agencys essential services. In 1996, after considerable political controversy, President Clinton announced Today we are ending welfare as we know it. His choice of words was intentionally glib as we know it. Federal welfare didnt end. It was transferred to state governments, which receive federal funding grants. For times like our protracted current recession, basic and necessary welfare is in better hands close to people in temporary need of child care, financial help, and housing assistance. Relieved of responsibility for welfare as they knew it, the federal government might have breathed a sigh of relief and closed down its assistance windows, but thats not how things work in Washington. With 45 members, Agriculture is one of the most popular House committees. Seems like every member of congress whose district has dirt, grass, and a few cows would like to have a seat on the Agriculture Committee. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) has become a stealth welfare agency, which administers many social and subsidy programs. A new-name agriculture program was established by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. It created funding and policy for administration of USDAs nutrition programs: The National School Lunch Program, the National School Breakfast Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, the Summer Food Services Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Before the Hunger-Free Kids Act was adopted, our curiosity had been drawn to first lady Michelle Obamas White House garden, which was planted in 2009 and expanded in 2010, Her war on obesity was announced soon after her successful second crop. In a column at the time we wondered whether the garden was a publicity prelude to the obesity campaign. A recent news report from the New Ulm Minnesota Journal referred to Michelle Obamas pet www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, February 17, 2012 In the mid 1990s, while coaching a youth baseball team, I used to dread lining up for the national anthem. Most leagues were then playing the version that was in vogue, Whitney Houstons rendition in 1991 at the Super Bowl, shortly after the Gulf War started. To be sure, it was a great and heartfelt performance which helped send the nation into a patriotic frenzy at a time when we needed it. The problem is that it was long and slow. And if youve ever tried to keep a line of 12-year-olds quiet and attentive for that amount of time, when theyre about to play a baseball game, well, you know what I mean. Eventually the fad ended, and we went back to the good old military band version of the Star Spangled Banner. That was the first thing I thought of when I heard of Whitney Houstons death over the weekend. When you realized her age, and the problems she had in her life, somehow you shouldnt have been surprised that it ended that way. I see all the adulation being bestowed on her in the past few days, and I wonder how many people paid attention to her struggles. How many of these same people offered to help her overcome her problems. Personally, while I hope for recovery for all these people, I find it hard to feel like I should praise them. Yes, she was a great singer with a great voice. But like so many others, she strayed into the land of addiction. For those parents who push their children into the entertainment field, whether they enjoy it or not, it comes as a lesson that maybe living the ordinary life, without that much fame and money, is a better thing to teach. I thought the same thing when Michael Jackson died. With all the things he was accused of, I didnt understand how so many people could idolize him. And after that trial last year of his doctor revealed the drugs he was taking, I still dont. Houstons death comes on the heels of another death, this time of a little known singer, Leslie Carter. She died on Jan. 31. The Tampa native was perhaps best known as the sister of one of the Backstreet Boys. Although no official cause of death has yet been released, it was widely believed to be an overdose of prescription medication. The problem is that deaths of entertainers have become so commonplace that the American public doesnt get excited unless its a big-name star. So folk, when youre picking someone to idolize, make sure that person has earned it by the type of person they are, not because of what or how they sing, dance or act. There are many good people in the world who may be known only to a few, but who deserve the attention far more than some of our entertainers.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 PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.Send letters to: The South Marion Citizen Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@smcitizen.com. The Florida Highway Patrol has announced a crackdown on aggressive driving. That includes speeding, tailgating, changing lanes without signals, which amounts to weaving in and out of traffic, and so forth. This emphasis is coming Feb. 27 to 29. Heres the question: Shouldnt this be done all the time? Why do we need special crackdowns to enforce traffic laws? We come to the same conclusion when we hear about DUI crackdowns. Shouldnt we be cracking down on these people all the time? We used to get upset when we got news releases that there was going to be a DUI checkpoint in a couple of days in a certain location. Why warn the public? Just do it. Turns out theres a state law, which seems silly to us, that law enforcement has to notify the public about an upcoming checkpoint. Maybe there was once a state legislator who was caught in one of these, and he wanted to make sure he wasnt surprised again. Would we tolerate a law that required law enforcement to say, Were staking out a convenience store on such and such a date? That would be tantamount to telling the bad guys to go somewhere else that night. Why should it be different with safety checkpoints? So we call on the Legislature to repeal this notification law, and let traffic enforcers do their job. But we also call for a crackdown on aggressive driving all 365 (or this year, 366) days of the year. And dont give the public any warning. Just be there, and calm down some of these drivers. S UTH MARION I n a fr ee society a community ne wspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Aggressive driving being targeted Entertainers shouldnt be our heroes Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Government is living off the fat of the land Discipline and respectWhen these two are missing, you have chaos, kids gone wild and a society that is in a downward spiral. Any decent person is disgusted with the recent stories of a young man being brutally butchered and murdered by classmates, and the recent beating on the school bus. Some still fault the bus driver, even though he was forbidden to lay a hand on these vicious kids. It is understandable why he quit, no one deserves to be put in that position. Perhaps the saddest thing about this situation is that the vast majority of our youngsters are good kids, but they are sacrificed on behalf of our school misfits since we are now afraid to prohibit bad behavior in our public schools and on the busses. If kids know such behavior will be severely punished, most would behave themselves. There is mp excuse for allowing known trouble-makers to ride on the bus, which is a privilege, not a right. If we citizens would stand up and say enough is enough, and insist on having a zero tolerance for lack of discipline and respect in our schools, the problem would be fixed immediately. I remember, as older Americans do, when the teacher had control of the class. When he or she said sit down, we sat! When we had a classmate who would not play by the rules, they were sent to detention the first time, parents were called in the second time, and if there was any more trouble, the student was removed from the school and not allowed to return. We didnt sacrifice the 90 percent for the 10 percent, and things worked out real well. If todays schools would implement the above, without parental interference, we could again have order in the classrooms of our public schools. Lets allow the teachers to teach, not be policemen. It is not that hard to fix, it just takes our taking a stand of not tolerating bad behavior, Period! Unfortunately, many of todays parents do not teach their children the meaning of respect and discipline. They blame the schools and everybody else for their failures in being good parents. Parents need to understand that having children is a great responsibility and calls for teaching them right from wrong, instilling discipline and respect for others. It begins at home! Wayne Rackley Ocala Jim Clark Editor READER OPINIONS INVITED Strategy-Spending MismatchLast month, with much fanfare, the administration rolled out a new defense strategy. (Actually, it was not a strategy, but a Defense Guidance.) In it, the administration stated it would not have a hollow force, but one that the president said would focus on a broader range of challenges and opportunities, including the security and prosperity of the Asia Pacific. (sic) The president further said: we will ensure that our military is agile, flexible, and ready for the full range of contingencies. Frequently, documents like these provide pithy soundbites and well-meaning ideas, but when they are pitted against the realities of the budget, they are just empty words. This week, as the administrations budget is released, we will see whether the DOD adheres to this guidance. Already, we know the budget will be significantly smaller by about 10 percent. If the military is going to concentrate on a broader range of challenges, then much must change with 10 percent less money. If the Asia-Pacific region is a priority, we should look to see if more forces are dedicated to the region not just in temporary status like marines exercising in Northern Australia, but permanently stationed. We should look to see if funding for each of the services Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines is adPLEASESEEFLYNN, PAGE9 PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 All invited to German American Clubs spring dinner and dance OTOW HAPPENINGS PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE22 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 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 Pine R un OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for Y o u... No matter what your age is, no matter wher e Y ou come fr om, no matter who you ar e, Ther e is a place for you at Ocala W e st UMC T r aditional W orship 8:00 & 1 1:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Childr en & Y outh Ministries 000AB58 Rev Alan Jef ferson 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 T emple Beth Shalom of Ocala Reservations for FREE bus 873-3995 9524 S.W 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 S unday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m. Y outh Alive 7p.m. Randall Br own Pastor Friendship B aptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000AAQM 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 000AB1A First Congregational United Church of Christ F irs t Congr eg a tional United Chur ch of Chris t A Pr ogr essiv e Community of F aith in the Hear t of Centr al Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didn t reject people. Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECT OR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N OR THSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Wor ship Call t o 682184

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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in now their long ball hitter has returned healthy and anxious to get back to playing. The Wise Way team is still struggling although they were able to pick up a win with a little help from some substitute players. With three months to go, there may still be some surprises and a change in the standings. We may not have major league players, but there are some plays that show signs of major league status. We play for the enjoyment of the game along with the exercise and the fellowship. TEAM WON LOSS Great Clips-Angelo 19-8 Dr. Dunn-Marty18-9 Florida Eye-Roger 15-12 Tee Pee Tire-Ken 10-17 Cebert Wealth-Bill 10-17 Wiseway-Jimmy 8-19On the Road AgainThere are a few seats remaining for the Cape Cod and Marthas Vineyard nine-day, eight-night motor coach trip, departing on Sept. 15. Included in this package are: eight nights lodging; 14 meals; entrance fees to venues; ferry ride to the Vineyard; all gratuities, and more. The trip also includes a visit to many historical sites and other locations on the Cape and a visit to the Mayflower II and Plymouth Plantation, plus other stops. If you are in the mood for a cruise, there are plenty of cabins remaining on the Royal Caribbeans Jewel of the Seas, which sails on Jan. 19, 2013 from Tampa to Cozumel, Mexico, and Key West, Florida. This trip has some fantastic prices, starting with inside cabins that are less than $500 for Category N, including transportation to the p[ort, driver, and porters gratuities; there is also a $50 shipboard credit per cabin. Be advised that the trip to the Smokey Mountains in November is completely sold out. If you would like to place your name on the stand-by waiting list (with no obligation), give Bob a call. The finalization of motor coach trips for the entire year of 2013 are not yet completed; however, the following trips, to date, have been scheduled: Seven-day trip to New Orleans in early April; a nineday trip to Montreal and Quebec during the summer; and another six-day trip to Washington, D.C. in either September or October. If you think you might enjoy taking any of these trips, call Bob so he can place your name on the appropriate trip, and when he gets the particulars, he will call you with the details. There is no need for a deposit, and those of you who do call are under no obligation to take the trip(s) of interest. For information on any of these trips delineated in this column, call Bob at 352-854-0702 or visit his website at www.bobwoodsontheroadagain.com. Travel ToppersThere are some seats available for the following trips: Strawberry Festival on Monday, March 5 call Mary Lee Coleman at 237912; Tampa Downs on Saturday, April 7 call Pat Hood at 237-8533; and for "In the Mood, event, which will be at the Peabody Theater in Daytona Beach on Wednesday, April 18, call Kathy Peterson at 873-2929 (this event was not in the travel brochure). Travel Toppers has arranged an Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the "Reflection," a brand new ship of Celebrity Cruise Line. The seven-day cruise will depart from Miami on Saturday, January 19, 2013 for San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Martens, and St. Kitts. The deposit is $250 per person; however, cabins will go quickly, so call Inge Gaitch ASAP at 352-2377428 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.Bowling League Last months listings of 200 and higher games brought out the best in everyone! This past month resulted in great scores: Whitney Frye, bowling a 246; Rick DAddio, 239 and 221; Bill Hull, 234, 214 and 211; Norm Hebert, 224; Art Buecher, 223 and 213; Rod Shepherd and Jerry Roney, 214; Joe Jingco, 213 and 212; Ed Gallagher, 213 and 205; Rick DAddio ,657 series; and Bill Hull, 649 and 621. The women scored as follows: Faye Shampine, 201 and a 500 series; JoAnn Roney; 523 series; and Barbara Buecher, 503 series. The Lucky Four has returned to first place, followed closely by Osima, the Better Bs and the Snowbirds. The Snowbirds may be the team to watch they have held first place for 6 of the 20 weeks. Although not a member of our League, Joe Ropsinski, an On Top of the World resident, recently bowled a perfect 300 game. Our League is in need of a portable Public Address System for our April 23 banquet. If anyone has one or has access to one, please call Jerry Roney at 352-8734327. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Candler Hills Golf Club will be host to the 6th annual Ocala Open Golf Tournament on March 14 to 16. Candler Hills Golf Club is the prestigious golf course at On Top of the World Communities in Ocala. The three-day tournament will be played Wednesday through Friday with a guaranteed winners prize of $12,000. The ProAm is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, and will feature local amateurs paired up with pros in a fun round of golf all for charity. Spectator admission to the professional tournament is free. On Top of the World Communities has established an outstanding reputation for leadership and community service in the greater Ocala and Marion County area. The Ocala Open Golf Tournament will benefit local charities: Hospice of Marion County, Inc. and Interfaith Emergency Services. Hospice of Marion County, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide exemplary compassionate comfort care for the terminally ill and support services for the families/caregivers. Interfaith Emergency Services is a not-for-profit organization which brings together people of all faiths providing basic necessities such as food, shelter, clothing and emergency financial assistance to those in need right here in our community. For sponsorship opportunities and more information on the 2012 Ocala Open Golf Tournament, visit our website: www.OcalaOpen.com. Candler Hills to host Ocala Open Golf event Marion Countys Most Wanted Mary Braddock, 33, felony order to take revoke bond possession of cocaine possession of paraphernalia. Priness Fields, 27, felony violation of probation simple battery. Gulammohiuddin Mansuri, 37, felony bench warrant for failure to appear change of plea count 1 retail grand theft. Anthony Simpson, 21, felony violation of probation grand theft. Morris Thomas, 55, felony violation of probation cocaine possession drive while license revoked habitual possession of drug paraphernalia. Tiffany Turner, 28, felony bench warrant for failure to appear violation of probation count1 possession of oxycodone. Helping Kids CentralKids Central, Inc. which serves five counties for ensuring the safe welfare of many children, is recognized and supported by the Citrus Marion Chapter of Registered Nurses Retired, Inc. From the left, Kim Avera Law Supervisor of Volunteer Services, behind Kim is Danielle Damato, Director of Community Development, Cynthia Schuler, CEO of Kids Central, Inc. Jeanne Loranger RN Community Service Chairman, and Betty Greve RN. There is a great need for Nurse Volunteers. Clothing, food and household items are gratefully accepted. 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LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Its nice to know that youre finally getting due credit for your efforts. You also should know that new opportunities will follow. A family member brings important news. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Any uncertainty that begins to cloud an impending decision could signal a need to re-examine your reasons for wanting to take on this commitment. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You benefit from taking time out of your currently hectic schedule to do more contemplation or meditation. This will help re-energize you, both in body and soul. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Nursing hurt feelings can zap the energies of even the usually self-confident Sea Goat. Best advice: Move forward. Success is the best balm for a painful ego. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A display of temperament surprises you, as well as those around you. It could be all that pressure youre under. Consider letting someone help you see it through. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Some things dont seem to be working out as youd hoped. Dont fret. Instead, take some time out to reassess your plans and see where changes could be made. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy traveling and meeting people. You are especially good with children and would make an excellent teacher. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Thursday, March 8 International Womans DayBarbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Womans Day Celebration on March 8. This date was proclaimed a U.N. day for women s rights and International Peace in 1975 and will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Citrus Springs. 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 Chili supper and bake saleSister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keepers Soup Kitchen in Ocala is sponsoring the 5th annual Chili Supper and bake sale on 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.Thursday, March 15 Genealogical Society meetingThe Marion County Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. This months program will feature Paul Enchelmeyer, whose topic will be Ten Ways to be a Perfect Ancestor. The public is cordially invited and there is no cost involved. For further information, please contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840, MarionGenealogy@gmail.com, or http://MarionGenealogy.tripod.com.Saturday, March 24 Saddle Oak Club annual yard saleSaddle Oak Club will hold its annual yard sale on March 24 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse at the development on State Road 200 across from Heathbrook/Publix. Breakfast will be served, with sandwiches and coffee. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches and there will also be a bake sale.Sunday, March 25 Cantata at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will have a special Easter musical cantata Come Walk With Me on Sunday, March 25, at 8 a.m. and on Palm Sunday, April 1 at 11 a.m. Please join us for worship and fellowship. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th S., Ocala. Phone is 352854-9550. Pastor is the Rev. Alan Jefferson.Organ students to performHosted 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 pipe organ at Queen of Peace Catholic Church 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. For further information, call 352-537-0207.Saturday, March 31 Fourth annual Sheriffs Office car showThe Fourth annual Sheriffs Office car show is scheduled for Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Sheriffs Operations Center at 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. There will be vehicles from the past and present on display. Car registration is $15 until 3/23 after which the fee is $20. There will be lots to see and do for the entire family. There will be a tram to take visitors on a tour around the complex and describe the facilities. There will be a bomb-destroying robot, demonstrations by the canine division, a SWAT demonstration, mounted police, concessions and free popcorn. The show is free to spectators. Proceeds of the show will go to the Sheriffs Office Foundation to support the volunteers programs; so come on out and support the volunteers. For more information call 352-368-3582 or foundation@marionso.com. 000AG5F CELEBRATE YOUR SMILE IN 2012 Start your New Year off with a great smile! 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com THE FAULT IN OUR STARS By John Green The Fault in Our Stars is a break-away novel from young-adult author John Green that reaches out to a much wider audience. Dont be put off by young adult. Theres no dumbing down in this awe-inspiring love story about two doomed teenagers with terminal cancer. Its a witty, irreverent, brave attempt of two remarkable young people to surround themselves with a beautiful world even if they have to build it themselves. Despite the tumorshrinking medical miracle called Phalanxifor that has bought her a few years, 16year-old Hazel Lancaster is battling Stage IV thyroid cancer that has so damaged her lungs that she must drag an oxygen tank with her everywhere. She calls the tank Phillip for its occasional noises. In typical teen parlance everything in Hazels life is either s or sucks, including the Cancer Support Group her mother drives her to. But one day the Group has a new member 17year-old Augustus Waters, a lanky, blue-eyed survivor of osteosarcoma which cost him a leg. The two are immediately drawn to each other and are soon inseparable. Amid trips to the mall and countless video game sessions, the characters expound on subjects in life everyone faces, made all the more poignant because they cannot expect to live beyond their late teens. Yet they scorn pity offerings they sarcastically call cancer perks. As remarkable as the teens are, they are matched by quietly heroic parents who continually reiterate their love, parents fully appreciated by their sick children. Hazel says, There is only one thing in this world s than biting it from cancer when youre sixteen, and thats having a kid who bites it from cancer. The story weaves in and out of Hazel and Augustus blooming relationship. Then a huge plot twist changes everything, forcing the pair to look at life through new lenses. This is a well-written, brilliant exploration of the thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love. Read it for yourself and then give it to a grateful grandchild. Love story between two doomed teens with cancer BOOK MARK P WPat Wellington cilities that probably are just as caring and skilled as are the pros at Munroe; but, honestly, we would rather not be in a position to have to test out another. I challenge those of you who have other kudos to hand out to send word to me, and I will endeavor to pass those along as well. pbgeissal@aol.com While my husband was a patient, he spent more time in the hospital than most might because of his additional complications due to Myasthenia Gravis, a condition that is not very recognizable to most people. It is a neurological condition that affects, among other things, ones immune system and is often difficult to control. Thankfully, his is controlled well. Because of my husbands excellent care by Dr. S. Subramony at Shands Hospital and the University of Florida in Gainesville, he is given all the extra medical attention that anyone HEARTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 PLEASESEEHEART, PAGE26 Thursday, Feb. 23 Gospel g roup t o appearA 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 Stea rns t o hold tow n m eetingU.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, (R-Fla.), will hold a series of town meetings on Saturday, Feb. 25. From 9 to 10 a.m. he will be at the Marion County Commission chambers, 601 S.E. 25th Ave. in Ocala. From 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. he will be at the Belleview Public Library, 13145 S.E. Highway 484. From 1 to 2 p.m. hell be at the American Legion, 699 W. Lady Lake Blvd., Lady Lake. From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. hell be at Fruitland Park City Hall, 506 W. Berckman St., Fruitland Park.All meetings are open to the public. Kin gdom of t he Su n C onc ert BandThe 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.Int ernational Foo ds Fe stivalJoin 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 Re tired nurses t o m eetThe 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. Tuesday, Feb. 28 Breast canc er sur vivors m eetThe 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 We stA 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, electronics, furniture, clothing, garden and outdoor items, and a bake sale.Saturday, March 3 Tee Time f or TotsCommunity Bank and Trust of Florida is having the 10th annual Tee Time for Tots Golf Tournament on March 3 at Del Webb Spruce Creek. Funds are being raised to benefit the Marion County Homeless Children & Youth program and they need our assistance more than ever. Right here in our own back yard there are over 1,500 school aged homeless children. These statistics are just shocking. All tournament information can be found on the www.teetimefortots.com website, including registration and sponsorship forms.Showtime f or Sw eet Ade linesMusic 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-$8. Call Jackie at 352-888-8841. Tickets are also available at the door for $12. door prizes available.Noted author t o spe akNoted author Judith Rock will speak on Conjuring up the Past at the March 3 meeting of the Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society. Her first two novels, The Rhetoric of Death and The Eloquence of Blood are set in 17th century Paris and delighted historical mystery novel readers by bringing together ballet-producing Jesuits, Paris police, outlaw Huguenots, seditious beggars, and fire-fighting Franciscans. Based on her doctoral research done in Paris, the books garnered starred reviews from many important literary organizations. Rocks third book in the series, A Plague of Lies will come out in the fall. The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month at the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162. 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Friday, Feb. 17 Church meal this eveningCoventry Episcopal Church will be featuring a Coventry Garden meal, Friday evening, Feb. 17, between 5 and 7 p.m. at 20 S.W. 87th Place (on the Southwest corner of CR312 and 475), Ocala. The menu features a variety of homemade soups (corn chowder, white chicken chili, loaded baked potato, zuppa toscana, Italian wedding soup) just to name a few, garden salad, and homemade bread-sticks, with drink and dessert included. Tickets available at the door for $6.Saturday, Feb. 18 Beth Israel hosts gamesCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to a social evening of games and fun on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The program will feature a short Havdalah service followed by a light dinner of bagels and cream cheese and other delicious fare. Bring your own board games such as dominoes, ma jong, Monopoly, etc. or just come for the fun! The cost is $6 per person and reservations must made by calling Shirley at 352-873-6186 or by email: thegottfrieds@aol.com.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 CountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Feb. 18. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Roast Beef Au Jus, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Bob Maas and his accordion. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 15th of February. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson at 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen at 352 3478362. Amateur Radio Class to beginA Technician Amateur Radio Class will start Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. for seven weeks at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Emergency Management Center, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. The FCC test will be given on March 31, 2012 with a test fee of $15.00, collected on the test day. Manuals will be available to loan to students. This class should prepare you to pass the FCC test and obtain an Amateur Radio Technician License. For more information contact Charles Hensley at 352732-3795 or e-mail KC4Q@arrl.net.Hospice trail rideHospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 12th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Sat., Feb. 18, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, former Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-854-5218. Sunday, Feb. 19 Jazz Society offers free musicThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on Feb. 19, 2 to 5 p.m. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. For more info call Gladys at 352-854-8930.German American Club eventThe German American Club of Marion County will host a Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and join in the fun for $10 per member or $15 per non-member. Music provided by Alpine Express. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Attire is either a costume or dressy casual. For tickets, call Liz or Joe at 352-732-6368.Tuesday, Feb. 21 Bahia Oaks to meetBahia 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. 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.Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile General Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Community calendar Many think that the sports season for big bruisin men wearing protective armor and helmets has ended. While football is over, there is another sport going on now where padded men bang into each other, break out in fights and wind up with concussions. Its hockey, a cool sport.The finishAnaheim Duck superstar from Finland, Teemu Selanne, had never had his father see him play professional hockey. When his father visited to watch him, several players arranged a banquet at a restaurant. In addition to the entire team and staff, Orange County dignitaries attended with the entire tab being picked up by the Duck goalie. It was a huge success. The next day the local newspaper reported that it was certainly a dinner worthy of the father, son and the goalie host.Really kickingAndy came to work one day, limping something awful. One of his co-workers, Josh, noticed and asked Andy what happened. Andy replied, Oh, nothing. Its just an old hockey injury that acts up once in a while. Josh said, Gee, I never knew you played hockey. Andy responded, No I dont. I hurt it when I lost $100 on the Stanley Cup playoffs. I put my foot through the television.Cold lossIn a postmortem press conference after their Stanley Cup defeat, angry Flyers coach LeClark refused to accept any blame for their loss. Instead, he blamed it all on a penalty unjustly called against his star player, Claude DeKaque, a penalty that resulted in the other team scoring the winning goal. The following morning the newspaper had the headline LeClark Says Loss Is Just the icing on DeKaque.Slap shotsThe other day, when I was watching a boxing match on TV, a hockey game broke out. The boy took his hockey stick up into a tree because he wanted to play with the Maple Leafs. The hockey player with liberal views played at left wing. The difference between a hockey game and a prizefight is that in a hockey game the fights are real. When Russian hockey star Nail Yakupov takes an elbow to the noggin, that is hitting the Nail on the head. Ive been skating for hours on end. Maybe I ought to take lessons. In Boston the Bruins enjoy beans. On Long Island, the Islanders only have the Sound. The blonde hockey team drowned during spring training. Since baseball is such a hit in Japan, the Japanese entrepreneur decided to import ice hockey. Unfortunately no one had a yen for it. The Boston fan snuck into the locker room to see what was Bruin. The hockey star was offered $1.5 million to write his autobiography. Six months later, he handed in the story of his BMW.Adult directionsAt one point during a game, the coach called one of his 7-year-old hockey players aside and asked, Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is? The little boy nodded in the affirmative. Do you understand that what matters is not whether we win or lose, but how we play together as a team? The little boy nodded yes. So, the coach continued, I am sure you know, when a penalty is called, you should not argue, curse, attack the referee, or call him bad names. Do you understand all that? Again the little boy nodded. He continued, And when I call you off the ice so that another boy gets a chance to play, its not good sportsmanship to call your coach an idiot, is it? Again the little boy nodded. Good, said the coach. Now go explain all that to your mother.BaselessI hear the Bruins just had a no-hitter, the young lady said to her boyfriend. The Bruins? You sure you dont mean the Red Sox? No, the Bruins, she insisted. They played an entire game without throwing a single punch. TimelyThe night before a playoff game, two hockey stars snuck out of the hotel for a few drinks. Before long, they were so inebriated they stayed past curfew time. The following morning, when the two players showed up for practice, the coach asked, Did either of you miss curfew? One looked at the other and said, I wouldnt miss it, would you? Ice hockey teams take a trip to Pun Alley PUN ALLEY D FDick Frank More on Pages 5 and 6 000AL9L HELPING HANDS (A Consigment Store) 8820 SW Hwy. 200 (next to Divine Providence Thrift Store) 352-237-1761 Monday Friday 10am 4:30pm www.helpinghandsocala.org Thru April 30, 2012 Representing Ocala area residents for over 39 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. 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1999, a position which she still holds today. She is also chair of the Marion County Parks and Recreation Advisory Council, December 2008 to present; and chair of the Marion County Fire Advisory February 2009 to present. She was chair of the Marion County Emergency Medical Response Task Force, a County Commission appointment, in 2001; member of the board of directors of the Public Policy Institute in 2000 and reappointed in 2002, while there served on the Senior Study and Growth Study, was chair for the Ocala Conference in 2003 and 2004, and on the Executive Committee Women for Ocala in 2005. She was a governors appointee to Withlachoochee Regional Planning Council, 2001 to 2008 and served on the Executive Board, was a member of EMS Advisory Committee at CFCC, 1999; AED Selection Committee at Munroe Regional Hospital, 2000; Charter Member of South West Rotary, 2001 2007; Sgt. Of Arms South West Ocala Rotary 2003/2004; President of South West Ocala Rotary 2005/2006; Member of Smart Growth Coalition, 2002 2005 and was Countryside Farms Homeowners Association Secretary 1998 2006. She graduated from Marion County Citizens Academy 2001, was appointed to Sheriffs Advisory Committee 2004/2005 and was appointed to Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2005. Gabriel attended Ohio State University, Hammel Actual Business College, Cincinnati Technical School, Cuyahoga Community College, and the Realtors National Marketing Institute, with courses leading to CRB designation. She has been a secretary for Industrial Contractor, worked in accounts receivable and payable and advertising for a major company, was an assistant director of personnel and a news editor at a hospital She began a real estate career as an agent in 1978 in Ohio, and achieved Million Dollar Club status, was honored as Professional of the Year, taught a 30-hour continuing education course, wrote and taught training modules and served on the Grievance Committee of the Cincinnati Board of Realtors before becoming the board president. In Florida she worked as an advertising representative for the St. Petersburg Times. Her husband is retired from AT&T and from the Ocala Star-Banner. She has a son who served in the Marines, reaching the rank of captain, and is now with the FBI in Washington, D.C.; and a daughter, who received her RN degree from CFCC and lives with her daughter in Citrus County. Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Japanese kamikaze tried to attack his ship. He was shot down, and we didnt lose anybody. His craft had another dangerous situation, even after the war. We were hit by a typhoon on the way back, he said, adding that others were damaged but his LST came through OK. We had to bomb the two towns. I know it killed a lot of innocent people, but if we invaded they would have thrown everybody out to fight us. If we had an invasion, I might not have been here. Detroit Johnson, who lives in Oak Run, also off 200, was in the Navy Seabees and followed a similar path to get to Iwo Jima. It took us some time to get there from Hawaii in a troop ship with the 3rd Marine Division. He added, One of the things our ship was used for was for Marine casualties. He said that after a time, wed have a burial at sea for those who had been killed. As the invasion progressed, part of his job was to help clean up areas. Our job was to prepare the landing strip which had been damaged by shelling. To illustrate how times have changed, he said that one day his men heard there was a plane coming in that was built with no propellers. It was the first time we had ever seen a jet, he said, noting the turbulence and waves from the aircraft. Although he was a gunners mate, he said he could work with anything. I could operate and run any heavy equipment there was. He was also assigned as a commanders guard. At Iwo Jima, the Americans had 6,812 killed or missing, 19, 217 wounded and two captured. The Japanese, on the other hand, had 21,844 killed, but no wounded were found. The Americans captured 216 men. It was widely believed that most wounded Japanese had taken their own lives. Johnson felt that things would have been much worse had the U.S. invaded Japan. Like Lehr, he had visions of what would have happened. Every walking living person would have a gun. We could lose 40 to 50 thousand. Johnson praised the dropping of the bombs. Thanks to Harry (Truman), Im here today. That was the big thing. Thank God, Harry saved all of us. IWO JIMACONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Thank God, Harry saved all of us.Detroit Johnson PATCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 and efficient in rebuilding our community. said Johannesen. Johannesen believes by promoting pro-active economic development, capitalizing in innovation, leveraging our communitys greatest assets, and strengthening our education and workforce development, we will create a healthy environment for Marion County. Johannesen also states, All economies are local and many of us are working hard to create an atmosphere that is conducive to a better local economy. It is going to take dedication, hard work, and a great deal of teamwork to accomplish these priorities. Marion County is a great place to live and one of our greatest assets is the power of the people that live here. Through my formal education and my experience in problem solving, change and project management, I want to pull our resources together to get the job done. Johannesen has been a resident of Marion County since 1974 and graduated from Lake Weir High School with a full academic scholarship to the College of Central Florida where she received her Associate of Arts degree. She continued her undergraduate studies at Saint Leo University and obtained her degree in Business Administration, specializing in business management with a minor in marketing. She has held positions with the City of Ocala Electric Utility, Progress Energy of Florida, and is currently CEO at the Marion County Building Industry Association. 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They are cheerful, optimistic, smiling, and totally professional. Without these magnificent ladies and gentlemen, none of the rest would be possible, and we send them all a huge Thank you!` Last, certainly not least, and maybe even most of all, we are so grateful to our family and friends for the unwavering support and love that we were blessed to have every day, all day, and all night when it was needed. One thinks I can handle this myself, but I can attest to the fact that knowing that a loving voice is just a phone call away is more than just reassuring. It honestly kept me the wife moving right along through several fairly significant scares. My neighbor who sat with me during the 3+ hour surgery (she knows who she is) was my rock that day as were my family all over the country who were on the cell phone and sending emails that were unwavering. We had asked all of our extended family to keep their families first and not come to Florida because they all have children, professions, school, and other responsibilities that have to be recognized and handled. They were here in every way that counted. How do I close this personal column? That is very easy! From the bottom of my heart and from my husbands healing heart, we say, again, Thank You and We Love You All! Happy Belated Valentines Day! HEARTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Teen volunteer Christopher R.N. Cindy Jack and David in Dr. Nassers office. 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Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com BY PRISCILLA GEISSALEditors note: Phil Geissal, husband of West Marion Messenger writer Priscilla Geissal, recently underwent heart surgery. This is her story about his care.This year, Valentines Day has taken on a whole new meaning and significance to me and to my husband of 5 years. Though Phil is 77 and I am 71, we plan to have many loving years together even though Phil has several significant health issues to deal with, and I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia some 10 years ago. Hopefully, I will not be criticized for writing about something so personal as the past month in our lives, but my husband and I feel very strongly about the wonderful care he has received over the past month. He had a serious heart attack, some other complications, and open heart surgery at Munroe Regional Medical Center. We are, therefore, willing to accept any criticism as we say, Thank You All! to those who have been there to care for, support, and encourage us both. Ironically, or fortuitously, this is coming to print right after Valentines Day. Obviously, from the point of view of an old high school and college English instructor (40+ years) I cannot miss the symbolic use of the holiday, the heart-shaped pillows provided for the cardiac patients, and (certainly) the love that is normally associated with this time of year. This love has been given to us very generously by our wonderful (and huge) family and numerous friends here in Ocala and actually from all over the world because my husband traveled extensively with his former career. I must hasten to say, that I spent the first 65 years of my life in Rome, Ga., and taught in the same wonderful high school (Model High School) for 33 years before retiring to do some adjunct teaching at the local technical college. 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BRIEFS INDEX Bookmark...........................24 Cherrywood......................13 Cop Shop............................12 Judis Journal.....................19 Oak Run...............................15 Obituary..............................19 OTOW...................................21 Out to Pastor.....................20 Pun Alley.............................25 Puzzles.................................23CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 38 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, February 17, 2012 www.smcitizen.com Corridor vets recall Iwo Jima Two local men were on support vessels PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKDetroit Johnson, left, and Bill Lehr spoke to the crowd at the Iwo Jima Memorial event at Marion Woods last week. Both were Navy men on landing craft. Both defended the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which effectively ended the war with Japan. The year was 1945. It was February, and the U.S. Marines were about to embark on one of the key battles of World War II as they approached the island of Iwo Jima. Two Ocala men were members of the U.S. Navy at the time, and were in craft offshore as the Marines took to the island and eventually won control. Both men were at the Iwo Jima memorial event at Marion Woods last week. Both spoke at the gathering, and both were firm in their appreciation for the fact that the U.S., under President Harry Truman, dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. Bill Lehr, who lives in Marion Landing off State Road 200, told the guests, mostly veterans, about his time in the military. He spent his first 15 months assigned to Landing Ship Tank (LST) 807 assigned to the Pacific. On Jan. 4, 1945, we left Pearl (Harbor) and went a long way with Marines and equipment. We landed at Iwo Jima on Feb. 19 on the beach. It was dark. The Marines unloaded and took off because most of the battles were on the other side of the island. Lehr said his crafts duty was to take on wounded Marines. After five days he saw an American flag being raised on the mountains, and then later a second flag. That second flag became the iconic picture that is still associated with Iwo Jima today. At one point, he said a single PLEASESEEIWO JIMA, PAGE3 Race starts for County Commission District 5 Seat wont have incumbent as Charlie Stone runs for Legislature Pat Gabriel, president of the State Road 200 Coalition, has announced that she will be a candidate for County Commission District 5. The seat is being vacated by Chairman Charlie Stone, who is running for state representative. Marion County is a great place to live, work, and play. We are positioning ourselves to be leaders in the state in both job creation and quality of life. I want to help our county preserve our natural resources, provide job opportunities, and maintain quality services for our citizens without losing our small town charm and warmth. She moved to Marion County in 1996, and joined the Southwest Francine Johannesen, CEO of the Marion County Building Industry Association, longtime resident, and community leader, has officially announced her candidacy for the 2012 Marion County Commission District 5 race. The seat is being vacated by Chairman Charlie Stone, who is running for state representative. Johannesens priorities center around a unified economic agenda designed to create jobs, to get people back to work, and to keep those jobs so our community can thrive today and into the future. I have had the privilege of working closely with our local officials and local leaders to promote pro-active economic Going HomePhil Geissal, husband of one of our correspondents, Priscilla Geissal, displays his heart pillow as he heads for home after heart surgery. His wife writes all about his experience, starting on Page 2. It will be a return to yesteryear on Saturday, Feb. 18, as Ocala once again sees a herd of cattle driven down its streets. Beginning at 10 a.m., some 35 head of cattle will be driven from the 800 block of Southeast Osceola Avenue to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2200 N.E. Jacksonville Road. About 15 professional cowboys, led by Southeastern Pro Rodeo representative Ruben Lamb, will be participating. City Councilman Daniel Owen, who has helped organize the event, said he envisions the cattle drive being an annual event to coincide with the Southeastern Youth Fair and Florida High School Rodeo. In the 1940s and early 1950s this was a tradition in our community and we are hoping to re-establish it, Owen said. The event will require rolling road closures, including East Silver Springs Boulevard, Northeast 14th Street and Jacksonville Road. None of the road closures will last for more than five minutes. The best viewing locations, in addition to the livestock pavilion, will be between Southeast 5th Street and State Road 40 on Osceola Avenue and on the Watula Avenue side of Tuscawilla Park. The drive is not expected to last for more than an hour. Cattle call Cows to be herded through streets of Ocala on Saturday Francine Johannesen Pat Gabriel Pat Gabriel Francine Johannesen State Road 200 Coalition in 1997. She was chosen vice president in 1998, and became president in development within our community and I want to further my commitment to ensure we are effective PLEASESEEPAT PAGE3 PLEASESEEFRANCINE, PAGE3 School Board takes city to court over utilitiesThe Marion County School Board filed a temporary injunction Tuesday against the City of Ocala to keep lights on and water flowing in 23 city schools and seven school board facilities. Although utility bills are current, City of Ocala leaders are demanding $724,000 in utility deposits, threatening to turn off water, sewer, and electricity by February 29 if the board doesnt pay the deposits. The board filed the temporary injunction in circuit court to guarantee utility services to nearly 20,000 students and employees. The board has 23 schools and seven facilities serviced by City electricity, water, or sewer. No deposits have been paid in the past, and the board doesnt believe its necessary now based on its 98-year customer status with the city. The school board stopped paying $9,500 in monthly storm water fees last November to the City of Ocala, citing court cases elsewhere in Florida exempting school boards from paying user fees. Since 2006, the board has also fought city fire service and impact fees for the same reasons. The City of Ocalas written demands also require the board to sign utility contracts which could then be used against the board in current cases regarding storm water, fire, and impact fees. In a Jan. 30 letter to the school board attorney, City Attorney Patrick Gilligan writes, It is unfortunate that it has come to this. He continues saying the city will have no choice but to treat the School Board as it treats all its customers and discontinue utility services to the School Board if the deposits arent paid. In 2011, the school board paid over $3.8 million in utility costs to the City alone. 000AIB4